National Geographic Kids

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Angry Birds Playground: Question & Answer Book: A Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How Adventure by Jill Esbaum (June 9, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-1808-5). Angry Bird characters star in this book answering kids’ common questions. Ages 4–8.

With a Friend by Your Side by Barbara Kerley (May 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-1905-1). Photos of children and animals illustrate this book about the value of friendship. Ages 4–8.

Dirtmeister’s Nitty Gritty Planet Earth: All About Rocks, Minerals, Fossils, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, & Even Dirt! by Steve Tomecek, illus. by Fred Harper (June 9, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-1903-7), introduces the basic geologic processes that shape Earth. Ages 8–12.

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2016 (May 12, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-1921-1). The latest edition of this annual features 40% new material. Ages 8–12.

Untamed: The Wild Life of Jane Goodall by Anita Silvey, foreword by Jane Goodall (June 9, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-1518-3), profiles this scientific pioneer and conservationist. Ages 8–12.

Xtreme Illusions 2 (Apr. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-1974-7) rounds up seemingly impossible puzzles and illusions. Ages 8–12.

Why’d They Wear That? Fashion as the Mirror of History by Sarah Albee, foreword by Timothy Gunn (Feb. 10, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-1919-8), looks at fashion dos and don’ts through the centuries. Ages 10–up.


National Geographic Little Kids Look and Learn introduces Bears (Feb. 10, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-1875-7) and Bugs (Feb. 10, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-1876-4), ages 2–5. New National Geographic Readers by Shelby Alinsky are Sleep, Bear! (May 12, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-1959-4) and Slither, Snake! (May 12, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-1955-6), ages 2–5. Joining Explore My World are Clouds by Marfe Ferguson Delano (Mar. 10, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-1879-5) and Koalas by Jill Esbaum (Mar. 10, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-1877-1), ages 3–7. National Geographic Little Kids presents First Big Book of Who (Mar. 10, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-1917-4), ages 4–8. National Geographic Kids Sticker Activity Books offers Fierce Animals Sticker Activity Book: Over 1,000 Stickers! (Feb. 24, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-1901-3) and Ponies and Horses Sticker Activity Book: Over 1,000 Stickers! (Feb. 24, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-1902-0), ages 4–8. And National Geographic Readers adds Alligators and Crocodiles by Laura Marsh (Apr. 14, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-1947-1) and Prehistoric Mammals by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld (Apr. 14, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-1951-8), ages 5–8.

Just Joking moves on with Animal Riddles: Hilarious Riddles, Jokes, and More—All About Animals! by J. Patrick Lewis (Mar. 10, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-1869-6), ages 7–10. National Geographic Kids Chapters greets Kangaroo to the Rescue! And More True Stories of Amazing Animal Heroes by Moira Rose Donohue (Feb. 10, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-1913-6) and Scrapes with Snakes: True Stories of Adventures with Animals by Brady Barr and Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld (Feb. 10, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-1914-3), ages 7–10. National Geographic Kids Everything continues with Birds of Prey: Swoop In for Seriously Fierce Photos and Amazing Info by Blake Hoena (Mar. 10, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-1889-4) and Insects: All the Facts, Photos, and Fun to Make You Buzz by Carrie Gleason (Mar. 10, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-1891-7), ages 8–12.

National Geographic Kids Quiz Whiz issues 1,000 Super Fun Mind-bending Totally Awesome Trivia Questions (May 12, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-1907-5), ages 8–12. National Geographic Kids Weird but True! Ripped from the Headlines releases Real-Life Stories You Have to Read to Believe by (June 9, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-1909-9), ages 8–12. The 125 series welcomes 125 Cool Inventions: Super Smart Machines and Wacky Gadgets You Never Knew You Wanted (May 12, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-1885-6) and 125 Cute Animals: Meet the Cutest Critters on the Planet, Including Animals You Never Knew Existed, and Some So Ugly They’re Cute (May 12, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-1887-0), ages 8–12. And This or That? adds Even More Wacky Choices to Reveal the Hidden You by J.R. Mortimer and Nancy Castaldo (Apr. 14, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-1881-8), ages 8–12.

Weird but True serves up Food: 300 Bite-size Facts About Incredible Edibles by Julie Beer (Mar. 10, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-1871-9), ages 8–12. Myths Busted! introduces Just When You Thought You Knew What You Knew by Emily Krieger (May 12, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-1883-2), ages 9–12. Photobiography welcomes Always Inventing: A Photobiography of Alexander Graham Bell by Tom L. Matthews (Mar. 10, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2217-4), Bull’s Eye: A Photobiography of Annie Oakley by Sue Macy (Mar. 10, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2218-1), Genius: A Photobiography of Albert Einstein (Mar. 10, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2219-8), and Inventing the Future: A Photobiography of Thomas Alva Edison (Mar. 10, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2220-4) by Marfe Ferguson Delano, ages 10–up. National Geographic Kids Mission introduces Sea Turtle Rescue: All About Sea Turtles and How to Save Them by Karen Romano Young (May 12, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-1893-1) and Tiger Rescue: All About Tigers and How to Save Them by Kitson Jazynka (May 12, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-1895-5), ages 10–up. And new National Geographic Kids Funny Fill-in titles are My Amazing Earth Adventures (May 12, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2026-2), My Amusement Park Adventure (May 12, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-1897-9), My Far-Out Adventures (May 12, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2025-5), My Rain Forest Adventure (May 12, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-1898-6), My Time Travel Adventure (May 12, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-1899-3), and My Wild West Adventure (May 12, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-1900-6), ages 8–12.

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Let’s Talk gains A Home for Ruby: Helping Children Adjust to New Families by P.J. Neer, illus. by Robert Blankenship (June 9, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-88282-488-8), and Maddy Patti and the Great Curiosity: Helping Children Understand Diabetes by Stan W. Borg and Mary Bilderback Abel, illus. by Lorraine Dey (June 9, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-88282-490-1), ages 4–9.


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Gertrude at the Beach by Starr Dobson, illus. by Dayle Dodwell (Feb. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77108-171-9). A troublemaking, fun-loving goat hits the beach. Ages 4–8.

Birchtown and the Black Loyalists by Wanda Lauren Taylor (Feb. 1, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-77108-166-5) focuses on the Black Loyalists who settled in Nova Scotia’s Birchtown. Ages 7–12.

Wereduck by Dave Atkinson (Feb. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-77108-219-8) is a novel about a family of werewolves and their teenage “wereduck.” Ages 8–12.

Butterflies Don’t Lie by B.R. Myers (Feb. 1, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-77108-162-7). Kate questions magazines’ advice when she’s attracted to two very different guys one summer. Ages 12–16.


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Danny by Gwendal Le Bec and Yann Le Bec (Apr. 14, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-909263-42-0). Danny the hippopotamus is the envy of a toothy reptile after a dentist fits him with braces. Ages 3–7.

Her Idea by Rilla Alexander (Apr. 14, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-909263-40-6) centers on a girl who tries to figure out what to do with all the ideas she has. Ages 3–7.

This Is My Rock by David Lucas (May 12, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-909263-50-5). Since a stubborn goat won’t share his rock, he has nobody to play with. Ages 3–7.

Beautiful Birds by Jean Roussen, illus. by Emmanuelle Walker (Mar. 10, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-909263-29-1), offers an alphabetical introduction to the bird kingdom. Ages 3–7.

Professor Brownstone’s Mythical Collection: The Urn of Uruk by Joe Todd Stanton (July 14, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-909263-54-3) imagines a vault that contains the world’s greatest treasures and relics and how they were acquired. Ages 8–12.


One Day on Our Blue Planet offers One Day on Our Blue Planet... in the Savannah by Ella Bailey (July 14, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-909263-56-7), ages 3–7.


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Explore Your World gains Explore Honey Bees! With 25 Great Projects by Cindy Blobaum (June 9, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-61930-286-0) and Explore Poetry! With 25 Great Projects by Andi Diehn (Apr. 14, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-61930-279-2), illus. by Bryan Stone, ages 7–10. Build It Yourself releases The American Revolution: Experience the Battle for Independence by Judy Dodge Cummings, illus. by Tom Casteel (Mar. 17, hardcover, $22.95, ISBN 978-1-61930-255-6), and Climate Change: Discover How It Impacts Spaceship Earth by Joshua Sneideman and Erin Twamley, illus. by Mike Crosier (Apr. 14, hardcover, $22.95, ISBN 978-1-61930-269-3), ages 9–12. And Inquire and Investigate examines The Brain: Journey Through the Universe Inside Your Head by Carla Mooney, illus. by Tom Casteel (July 14, hardcover, $22.95, ISBN 978-1-61930-274-7), and Civic Unrest: Investigate the Struggle for Social Change by Marcia Amidon Lusted, illus. by Lena Chandhok (May 12, hardcover, $22.95, ISBN 978-1-61930-241-9), ages 12–15.


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Bristly Hair and I Don’t Care! by Nadja Budde (May 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4205-2). Various characters imagine what they would look like with different hair. Ages 4–8.

Help, I Don’t Want a Babysitter! by Anke Wagner, illus. by Anne-Kathrin Behl (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4214-4). Fearful about meeting his first babysitter, Ollie imagines the many different types of sitters he could have. Ages 4–8.

My Grandma’s a Ninja by Todd Tarpley, illus. by Danny Chatzikonstantinou (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4199-4). After wishing his ninja grandmother weren’t so different, Ethan comes to appreciate her unique talents. Ages 4–8.

999 Frogs and a Little Brother by Ken Kimura, illus. by Yasanuri Murakami (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4202-1). This sequel to 999 Frogs Wake Up offers a story about size. Ages 4–8.

Poop-di-Doop by Stephanie Blake (Mar. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4204-5). A bunny’s habit of saying only one phrase saves him when he encounters a hungry wolf. Ages 4–8.

ABC of Fantastic Princes by Willy Puchner (Feb. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4198-7) presents an alphabetical roundup of 26 pioneering frog princes. Ages 4–8.

The Bernadette Watts Collection: Stories and Fairy Tales by Bernadette Watts (Feb. 1, hardcover, $34.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4212-0) illustrates 38 classic tales. Ages 4–8.

The Birthday Cake: The Adventures of Pettson & Findus by Sven Nordqvist (Feb. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4203-8). In this cumulative tale, Pettson and Findus discover that baking isn’t so easy when you’re missing ingredients. Ages 4–8.

Celestino Piatti’s Animal ABC by Celestino Piatti (May 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4206-9). Rhyming text and art showcase an animal for every alphabet letter. Ages 4–8.

Davy Loves the Baby by Brigitte Weninger (May 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4210-6). Davy is unsure about getting a new baby sister, but loves her immediately when they first meet. Ages 4–8.

The Day Everything Went Wrong by Moritz Petz (May 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4209-0). Badger has a miserable day—until he comes home to a surprise party in his honor. Ages 4–8.

The Fox in the Library by Lorenz Pauli (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4213-7). A mouse convinces a fox that a library is a place for reading, not hunting. Ages 4–8.

The Kind-hearted Monster by Max Velhuijs (May 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4107-9) includes two tales about friendly monsters. Ages 4–8.

Octopus Books USA/Ticktock

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Mind Muddlers: What You See Is Not What You Get! (Apr. 7, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-78325-244-2) examines optical illusions and explains how to create them. Ages 5–13.

1000 Ways To Make Me Laugh: A Bumper Book of Genius Jokes and Playful Pranks by (June 2, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-78325-246-6) compiles cartoons, jokes, and pranks. Ages 8–14.

The Superhero’s Guide to Saving the World by (June 2, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-78325-257-2). This handbook for aspiring superheroes mixes fact and fiction. Ages 8–14.


New Drawing and Activity Pads by Simon Abbott are My Great Big Drawing and Activity Pad: Oddles of doodles and silliness (May 5, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78325-262-6) and My Great Big Summer Vacation Pad: Oodles of doodles and silliness (June 2, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78325-266-4), ages 3–6. The Wonderful World of Simon Abbott by Abbott issues Animals Sticker Activity Book (Apr. 7, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78325-207-7), Stars and Planets Sticker Activity Book (Apr. 7, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78325-205-3), Dinosaurs Sticker Activity Book (May 5, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78325-221-3) and Things That Go Sticker Activity Book: With over 500 super stickers! by Simon Abbott (May 5, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78325-219-0), ages 4–8; and On the Farm: Playful pictures and fun facts to fire kids’ imaginations! (May 5, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78325-274-9) and Super Science: Hair-raising Discoveries and Crazy Contraptions (May 5, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 78-1-78325-129-2), ages 5–6. Design Pads gains Cartoons & Manga by (May 5, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78325-263-3) and Fashion & Style (May 5, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78325-260-2), ages 7–12.

Dirty Rotten welcomes Dirty Rotten Vikings by Jonathan Clements (Apr. 7, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78325-209-1), ages 8–12. Joining Genius Geek’s Guides are The Space Traveler’s Guide to Exploring the Universe: Contains Real Science (June 2, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-78325-255-8), ages 8–14. And Science Made Simple continues with Animals: The Inside View of Living Creatures (July 7, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-78325-243-5), Inventions: 1,000 Years of Bright Ideas and the Science Behind Them (July 7, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-78325-241-1), and Weather: From Desert to Deluge: Our Climate and How to Survive It (July 7, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-78325-239-8), ages 8–14.

Michael O’Mara

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The Cute Coloring Book, illus. by Émile Jadoul (Apr. 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-78055-330-6) reveals toys having fun in a department store. Ages 3–6.

The Big Book of Amazing Activities by (May 1, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-78055-293-4) compiles word searches, crosswords, doodles, etc. Ages 7–11.

Girls’ Gorgeous World: Doodling and Colouring, illus. by Ann Kronheimer , Beth Gunnell, Louise Anglicas, et al. (May 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-78055-151-7) features coloring and drawing activities. Ages 7–up.

5 Seconds of Summer: The Unauthorized Biography by Joe Allan (Apr. 1, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-78243-369-9) profiles this boy band. Ages 8–15.


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Minus Me by Ingelin Rossland, trans. by Deborah Dawkin (July 14, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-78074-694-4). A teen works her way through a list of things she hopes to do before her heart disease takes hold. Ages 10–14.


More Blueberries by Susan Musgrave, illus. by Esperança Melo (Mar. 1, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0707-5). Twins can’t get enough of their favorite snack in this rhyming tale. Up to age 3.

Tank & Fizz: The Case of the Slime Stampede by Liam O’Donnell, illus. by Mike Deas (Mar. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0810-2). A goblin detective and a troll solve the mystery of escaped slime. Ages 8–11.

Button Hill by Michael Bradford (Apr. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0755-6). Dekker must rescue his younger sister when she goes missing in a mysterious dark world. Ages 9–12.

Lost in the Backyard by Alison Hughes (Apr. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0794-5). Lost in the woods, Flynn wishes he’d paid more attention to the survival tactics taught in his outdoor ed class. Ages 9–12.

Blank by Trina St. Jean (Apr. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0807-2). Jessica struggles with retrograde amnesia after she is injured by a bison on her family’s ranch. Ages 12–up.

Punch Like a Girl by Karen Krossing (Apr. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0828-7). Tori tells no one that she was sexually assaulted, and her rage and violent behavior mystifies her friends and family. Ages 12–up.

The World Without Us by Robin Stevenson (Feb. 15, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0680-1). Mel is tormented by thoughts that she may be responsible for her best friend’s suicide attempt. Ages 12–up.

Tru Detective by Norah McClintock, illus. by Steven P. Hughes (Mar. 1, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0379-4). In this graphic novel, Truman, the prime suspect in his girlfriend’s murder, searches for answers. Ages 14–up.


Orca Echoes gains Bagels the Brave by Joan Betty Stuchner, illus. by Dave Whamond (May 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0493-7), Not for Sale by Sara Cassidy, illus. by Helen Flook (May 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0719-8), and X Marks the Spot by Jeff Szpirglas and Danielle Saint-Onge, illus. by Whamond (May 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0791-4), ages 7–9. Footprints presents Trash Talk: Moving Toward a Zero-Waste World by Michelle Mulder (Apr. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0692-4), ages 8–12. New Orca Currents titles are Chick: Lister by Alex Van Tol (Apr. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1000-6), Eye Sore by Melanie Jackson (May 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0771-6), and Rise of the Zombie Scarecrows by Deb Loughead (Apr. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0996-3), ages 10–14. Orca Sports plays on with Off the Rim by Sonya Spreen Bates (Apr. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0888-1), ages 10–up. Joining Orca Limelights are The Frail Days by Gabrielle Prendergast (Apr. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0464-7), Learning the Ropes by Monique Polak (May 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0452-4), and Rock the Boat by Sigmund Brouwer (Mar. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0455-5), ages 11–14. And Orca Soundings welcomes Off the Grid by Lesley Choyce (May 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0926-0) and Tap Out by Sean Rodman (Apr. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0875-1), ages 12–up.

O’Reilly Media

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Young Coders by Katie Cunningham (Apr. 25, paper, $34.99, ISBN 978-1-4919-0537-1). This book teaches young coders Python and offers their mentors tips on guiding them. Ages 9–up.

Orion Children’s Books

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New Early Readers are A Lion in the Meadow by Margaret Mahy, illus. by Jenny Williams (May 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4440-0926-2), The Little Nut Tree by Sally Gardner (May 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4440-1027-5), and The Man Whose Mother Was a Pirate by Margaret Mahy, illus. by Margaret Chamberlain (May 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4440-0925-5), ages 5–7.


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The Candy Conspiracy: A Tale of Sweet Victory by Carrie Snyder and Claudia Dávila (Apr. 14, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-050-6). Kids in Candyville plot to overthrow the gluttonous Juicy Jelly Worm. Ages 3–7.

Look! by Édouard Manceau (Mar. 17, board book, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-102-2). A die-cut at the center of this oversized board book becomes a window on the world. Ages 3–7.

Magic Little Words by Angèle Delaunois, illus. by Manon Gauthier (Apr. 14, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-106-0), examines the meaning of such words as “Thank you,” “Sorry,” and “I love you.” Ages 3–7.

The Potato King by Christoph Niemann (Apr. 14, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-139-8). How will a Prussian king make a new vegetable popular with his people? Ages 3–7.

Prickly Jenny by Sibylle Delacroix (Mar. 17, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-129-9). Despite her grumbling and frustrations, Jenny just wants to be loved. Ages 3–7.

Robot SMASH! by Stephen W. Martin, illus. by Juan Carlos Solon (Apr. 14, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-067-4). A gleefully destructive robot who loves to smash things finally meets his match. Ages 3–7.

See You Next Year by Andrew Larsen, illus. by Todd Stewart (Mar. 17, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-926973-99-9). A girl is sad to leave her new friend at the end of summer vacation. Ages 3–7.

And What If I Won’t? by Maureen Fergus, illus. by Qin Leng (Mar. 17, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-065-0), imagines the far-fetched consequences of a boy’s refusal to put his dirty plate in the sink. Ages 4–7.

Wandering Whale Sharks by Susumu Shingu (Mar. 17, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-130-5) introduces the world’s largest living fish, the whale shark. Ages 4–8.

Wild Ideas: Let Nature Inspire Your Thinking by Elin Kelsey, illus. by Soyeon Kim (Apr. 14, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-062-9), explores the varied ways animals solve problems. Ages 4–up.

Rosie and Rolland in the Legendary Show-and-Tell by Jon Berg (Apr. 14, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-058-2). Rosie worries she has nothing special for show-and-tell, until she and her dog discover a map that leads them from her grandfather’s study to a jungle kingdom. Ages 5–8.

A Ticket Around the World by Natalia Diaz and Melissa Owens, illus. by Kim Smith (Mar. 17, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-051-3). A boy who visits 13 countries learns about their cultures and customs. Ages 5–8.

The Book of Languages: Talk Your Way Around the World by Mick Webb (Apr. 14, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-155-8). This exploration of languages introduces 21 of the world’s major languages. Ages 8–12.


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A+ for Big Ben by Sarah Ellis, illus. by Kim La Fave (May 1, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-927485-76-7). His older siblings give Ben top marks for all the things little brothers do best. Ages 2–5.

Princess Pistachio by Marie-Louise Gay, trans. by Jacob Homel (Feb. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-927485-69-9). Pistachio is convinced she’s a long-lost princess forced to live with adoptive parents. Ages 5–8.

A Brush Full of Colour: The World of Ted Harrison by Margriet Ruurs and Katherine Gibson, foreword by Ted Harrison (Mar. 1, hardcover, $22.95, ISBN 978-1-927485-63-7). This biography reveals how Harrison’s passion for learning led to his career as an artist. Ages 6–12.

Uncertain Soldier by Karen Bass (May 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-927485-72-9) tells of a teenage German prisoner of war working at a Canadian logging camp during WWII. Ages 12–16.

Dance of the Banished by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch (Feb. 1, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-927485-65-1). Betrothed Anatolian teens are separated during WWI when one is sent to an internment camp and the other becomes involved in rescue efforts during the Armenian genocide. Ages 12–16.

Pan Macmillan

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Punk Science: The Intergalactic, Supermassive Space Book (June 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4472-5384-6) is a space activity and fact book from London Science Museum’s Punk Science team. Ages 7–up.

1D in My Pocket Slipcase: 100% Unofficial (Apr. 1, novelty book, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4472-7820-7). Books spotlighting each One Direction band member are collected in a slipcase. Ages 9–up.

Gloss (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4472-2397-9) and Gloss: Summer Scandal by Marilyn Kaye (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4472-2399-3) launch a series about magazine interns in 1960s New York City. Ages 12–up.

Briar Rose by Jana Oliver (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4472-4109-6) is a dark, contemporary retelling of “Sleeping Beauty.” Ages 13–up.


Zoe and Beans by Chloë Inkpen and Mick Inkpen releases How Many Pets? (Apr. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-230-76653-2), Look at Me! (Apr. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-230-76654-9), The Magic Hoop (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-330-51840-6), Pirate Treasure! (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4472-4327-4), and We’re Not Scared! (June 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-230-76656-3), up to age 5. First Nursery Rhymes, illus. by Lucy Cousins, welcomes Bedtime Rhymes (Apr. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4472-6106-3) and Nursery Rhymes (Apr. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4472-6105-6), up to age 5. And Oliver Fibbs by Steve Hartley, illus. by Bernice Lum, issues Oliver Fibbs and the Giant Boy-Munching Bugs (Apr. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4472-2024-4), Oliver Fibbs and the Attack of the Alien Brain (Apr. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4472-2023-7), Oliver Fibbs and the Abominable Snow Penguin (June 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4472-2028-2), and Oliver Fibbs and the Clash of the Mega Robots (June 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4472-2032-9), ages 7–10.

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Alex Scheffler’s Buggy Buddies rolls out with Freddy the Frog (Apr. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-230-75614-4), Katie the Kitten (Apr. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-230-75615-1), Lizzy the Lamb (Apr. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-230-75616-8), and Pip the Puppy (Apr. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-230-75617-5), up to age 3. And Felty Flaps offers Red, Blue, Peekaboo! by Georgie Birkett (Apr. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4472-6099-8), up to age 3.


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The Lunch Witch #1 by Deb Lucke (Mar. 17, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-162-5). In this series launch, a witch skilled at cooking pots of foul brew lands a job as lunch lady. Ages 7–10.


Disney Fairies Graphic Novels welcomes Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy (Feb. 3, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-154-0; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-153-3) by Tea Orsi, and Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast by Orsi, illus. by Antonello Dalena and Manuela Razzi (June 16, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-190-8; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-189-2), ages 6–11. The Garfield Show features Fido Food Feline by Jim Davis and Cedric Michiels, illus. by Ellipsanime (May 12, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-210-3; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-209-7), ages 6–11. Lego Legends of Chima continues with The Power of Fire Chi (Feb. 10, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-156-4; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-155-7) and March of the Wolves (May 19, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-185-4; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-184-7) by Yannick Grotholt, illus. by Comicon, ages 6–11.

And Rabbids continues with Invasion! by Thitaume, illus. by Romain Pujol (Mar. 3, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-160-1; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-159-5), and What Happens in Vegas... by Eric Esquivel, illus. by Bruno Moura (June 23, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-192-2; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-191-5), ages 6–11. Sybil the Backpack Fairy Graphic Novels gains The Dragon’s Dance by Michel Rodrigue, illus. by Antonello Dalena and Manuela Razzi (Mar. 31, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-171-7), ages 6–11. New Ariol Graphic Novels by Emmanuel Guibert, illus. by Marc Boutavant, are A Nasty Cat (Feb. 17, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-157-1) and Where’s Petula? (May 26, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-186-1), ages 7–10. The Smurfs Anthologies adds The Smurfs Anthology #4 by Peyo (Apr. 7, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-172-4; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-194-6), ages 7–11. Joining the Smurfs Graphic Novels is Peyo’s The Jewel Smurfer (July 14, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-195-3; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-194-6), ages 7–11. Toto Trouble picks up The Ace of Jokers by Thierry Coppee (Apr. 14, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-178-6; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-177-9), ages 8–11. Dinosaurs Graphic Novels introduces Dinosaurs 3-D by Arnaud Plumeri, illus. by Bloz (June 9, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-188-5), ages 8-14. And Nancy Drew Diaries continues with Nancy Drew Diaries #4 (Feb. 24, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-158-8) and Nancy Drew Diaries #5 (July 7, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-193-9) by Stefan Petrucha, illus. by Sho Murase, ages 10–18.


All the Little Fathers by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Marilyn Faucher (Mar. 27, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4723-7817-0). Animal fathers look after their children. Up to age 2.

Find It Book (May 8, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4723-7818-7). Readers can spot nursery rhyme characters hiding throughout these pages. Up to age 2.

Nose That Knows by Malachy Doyle, illus. by Barroux (Mar. 27, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4723-7897-2). A dog’s nose follows various scents—but can it lead him home? Up to age 2.

365 Bedtime Stories and Rhymes (Apr. 24, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4723-7838-5) offers a story for each day of the year. Up to age 2.

Thank You for Being My Friend by (June 12, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4723-7936-8). A giraffe stars in this story about friendship. Up to age 2.

Wiggly, Jiggly Wigglasaurus! (June 12, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4723-6842-3) and Wonderpants to the Rescue! (June 12, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4723-6841-6) feature a dinosaur and a dog finger puppet. Up to age 2.

Barbie Carry-along Fun (Mar. 27, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4723-7130-0) is a carry-along activity book starring Barbie. Ages 3–up.

Spot a Lot! Vehicle Adventure (Apr. 24, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4723-5097-8). Readers can count and spot the different vehicles on each page. Ages 3–up.

Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles World of the Ninja 3D Sticker Book (Mar. 27, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4723-7525-4) includes more than 60 stickers and 3D glasses. Ages 3–up.

Totally Amazing Mazes (Apr. 24, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4723-7282-6) and Totally Brain-bending Puzzles (Apr. 24, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4723-7283-3) round up activities. Ages 3–up.


Little Learners gains Hickory Dickory Duck (Apr. 24, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4723-7826-2), Humpty Bumpty Dumpty (Apr. 25, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4723-7827-9), and Old MacDonald Had a Zoo (Apr. 24, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4723-7828-6), Peek-a-Boo I Love You (May 8, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4723-7922-1), Peek-a-Boo Moon (May 8, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4723-7921-4), Mommy and Baby (Feb. 27, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4723-7374-8), Round Like A Ball (Feb. 27, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4723-7375-5), and The Wheels on the Train (Apr. 24, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4723-7829-3), all ages newborn–up. And Little Learners Grab welcomes One Tiger Roars (Feb. 20, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4723-7291-8) and Red Fish, Yellow Fish (Feb. 20, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4723-7292-5), up to age 2.

Joining Sticker Activity are Incredible Space Sticker Activity (Apr. 24, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4723-7929-0), Wild Animals Sticker Activity (Apr. 24, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4723-7930-6), World of Dinosaurs Sticker Activity (Apr. 24, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4723-7928-3), and Amazing Body Sticker Activity (Apr. 24, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4723-7927-6), ages 3–up. New Disney titles are Disney Big Book of Fun for Boys, Vol. 2: Time for Adventure (Mar. 27, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4723-8012-8), Disney Big Book of Fun for Girls Volume 2: Time for Friends (Mar. 27, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4723-8013-5), and Disney Minnie Mouse Rapunzel (Mar. 6, hardcover, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4723-6711-2), ages 3–up. And Monster High adds Monster High Clawsome Creatures: Furrbulous pet puzzles, games, and activities! (Mar. 13, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4723-8350-1) and Monster High It’s a Ghoul’s World (Mar. 13, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4723-8294-8), ages 5–up.

Paul Dry

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Davey McGravy by David Mason, illus. by Grant Silverstein (Mar. 17, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-58988-099-3). Davey delights in nature and rhyme, but mourns the loss of his mother. Ages 6–up.


The Adventures of Wilder Good picks up Wilder and Sunny by S.J. Dahlstrom (May 19, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-58988-100-6), ages 9–up.


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Moonlight Bear by Rosie Wellesley (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-84365-292-2). After Eva’s teddy turns into a real bear, he takes her on a nighttime adventure. Ages 4–8.

Deep Deep Sea by Frann Preston-Gannon (May 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-84365-268-7) is a concept book intro-
ducing colors, counting, and underwater animals. Up to age 3.


Spectacular Spots by Susan Stockdale (Mar. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-56145-817-2) shows how animals benefit from their spots. Ages 2–6.

P. Zonka Lays an Egg by Julie Paschkis (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-56145-819-6). Can an imaginative hen with her head in the clouds be persuaded to sit down and lay an egg? Ages 4–8.

Rodeo Red by Maripat Perkins, illus by Molly Idle (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-56145-816-5). In this sibling story, Rodeo Red and her dog Rusty are happy—until Side Swiping Slim arrives. Ages 4–8.

Sona and the Wedding Game by Kashmira Sheth, illus. by Yoshiko Jaeggi (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-56145-735-9). At the first Indian wedding she’s attended, Sona has a special role to play. Ages 4–8.

Toad Weather by Sandra Markle, illus. by Thomas Gonzalez (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-56145-818-9). On a rainy day in the city, Ally has an adventure with her mother and grandmother. Ages 4–8.

Random Body Parts: Gross Anatomy Riddles in Verse by Leslie Bulion, illus. by Mike Lowery (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-56145-737-3). Riddle poems describe parts of the human body. Ages 8–12.


Stanley stars in Stanley the Farmer by William Bee (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-56145-803-5), ages 3–7. And Some Kind of Magic by Adrian Fogelin (Apr. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-56145-820-2) is a new Neighborhood Novel, ages 8–12.


King Cake Baby by Keila Dawson, illus. by Vernon Smith (Feb. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4556-2013-5). A Creole woman bakes a King’s Day cake in this New Orleans adaptation of the Gingerbread Man tale. All ages.

Runaway Pumpkin Pie Man by Vicky Town, illus. by Roberta Baird (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4556-2025-8), offers a Halloween take on the story of the Gingerbread Man. Ages 4–8.

Fifolet by Johnette Downing, illus. by Jennifer Lindsley (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4556-2036-4). In this Cajun tall tale, a greedy fisherman follows a fifolet into the swamp, hoping to find its treasure. Ages 5–8.

Monster Goose Nursery Rhymes by Henry Herz, Josh Herz, and Harrison Herz, illus. by Abigail Larson (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4556-2032-6), reimagines Mother Goose rhymes starring supernatural beings and mythological creatures. Ages 5–8.

Nadine, My Funny and Trusty Guide Dog by Carol Fleischman, illus. by Stephanie Ford (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4556-1927-6). In this true story, a woman and her service dog learn to trust each other in a snowstorm. Ages 5–8.

Snoballs for All by Alexander McConduit, illus. by Paulina Ganucheau (Feb. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4556-2002-9). Paul explores New Orleans in search of a local sweet treat, snoballs. Ages 5–8.


Catalyst by Lydia Kang (Mar. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-4093-8). This sequel to Control finds Zel and other genetic outcasts in a race for survival. Ages 12–up.

In the Time of Dragon Moon by Janet Lee Carey (Mar. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-3810-2). An aspiring healer stars in this saga of dragons, dark secrets, and magic. Ages 12–up.

Nearly Found by Elle Cosimano (June 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-3927-7). Teens launch an investigation into their fathers’ pasts after bodies turn up in this sequel to Nearly Gone. Ages 12–up.


The Forbidden Library presents The Mad Apprentice by Django Wexler (Apr. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-3976-5), ages 10–up.


Bernice Gets Carried Away by Hannah E. Harrison (July 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-3916-1). A grumpy cat gets whisked away by balloons at a birthday party. Ages 3–5.

Dilly Dally Daisy by Mark Fearing (July 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-4065-5). Will Daisy, who is always late, learn not to dilly-dally? Ages 3–5.

Henry Finds His Word by Lindsay Ward (Feb. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-3990-1). Henry is under a lot of pressure to say his first word, but he doesn’t see what the big deal is. Ages 3–5.

Here Comes the Tooth Fairy Cat by Deborah Underwood, illus. by Claudia Rueda (May 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-525-42774-2), is a follow-up to Here Comes the Easter Cat and Here Comes Santa Cat. Ages 3–5.

Knit Together by Angela Dominguez (Feb. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-4099-0). On a trip to the beach, a mother and daughter are inspired to collaborate on a knitting project. Ages 3–5

The Moon Is Going to Addy’s House by Ida Pearle (July 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-4054-9). After a play date in the city, the moon follows Addy and her family home to the country. Ages 3–5.

My Cousin Momo by Zachariah OHora (June 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-4011-2). When their cousin comes for a visit, siblings learn that doing things differently can be fun. Ages 3–5.

Once Upon a Cloud by Claire Keane (Mar. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-3911-6). A nighttime romp with the kind moon, stars, and sun inspires Celeste’s special gift to her mother. Ages 3–5.

Peace Is an Offering by Annette LeBox, illus. by Stephanie Graegin (Mar. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-4091-4). A diverse cast of children reveals how people make the world better for each other. Ages 3–5.

Vincent and the Night by Adele Enersen (Apr. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-4106-5). When the night rolls in like a warm blanket, a boy unravels it and begins to play. Ages 3–5.

Zig and the Magic Umbrella by Sylvie Kantorovitz (Mar. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-3913-0). On a rainy day, an umbrella carries a lonely boy on a fantastical adventure. Ages 3–5

The Baseball Player and the Walrus by Ben Loory, illus. by Alex Latimer (Feb. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-3951-2). A successful baseball player believes that a walrus will make him happy. Ages 5–8.

It’s Only Stanley by Jon Agee (Mar. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-3907-9). How is a dog making the noises that keep waking up his family? Ages 5–8.

After the Bell Rings: Poems About After-School Time by Carol Diggory Shields, illus. by Paul Meisel (Feb. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-3805-8), celebrates after-school activities. Ages 6–9.

Castle Hangnail by Ursula Vernon (Apr. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-4129-4). A polite girl shows up on a castle doorstep to fill the vacancy for a wicked witch. Ages 8–12.

Ms. Rapscott’s Girls by Elise Primavera (Mar. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-3822-5). A free-spirited headmistress runs Great Rapscott School for the Daughters of Busy Parents. Ages 8–12.

Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley (June 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-42843-5) relays the story of a boy, his grandfather, a mysterious circus, and the power of believing in magic. Ages 9–12.

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson (Mar. 10, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-4016-7). In this graphic novel, Astrid leaves her best friend behind to attend roller derby camp and embarks on a new friendship. Ages 9–12.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Readers Edition by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer, illus. by Anna Hymas (Feb. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-4080-8), is a middle-grade adaptation of this book about a young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village. Ages 10–up.

Cast Off: The Strange Adventures of Petra de Winter and Bram Broen by Eve Yohalem (May 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-525-42856-5). In 1662, a Dutch girl escapes from her abusive father by stowing away on a ship bound for the East Indies. Ages 10–up.

A Little Bit of Spectacular by Gin Phillips (May 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-3837-9). A strange message on a cafe wall leads Olivia to believe that her new hometown may be interesting after all. Ages 10–up.

Charisma by Jeanne Ryan (Mar. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-3966-6). A doctor treats Aislyn’s crippling shyness with an underground gene therapy drug that has deadly side effects. Ages 12–up.

Tracked by Jenny Martin (May 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-4012-9). On corporately controlled Castra, Phoebe is blackmailed into participating in the high-stakes game of rally racing. Ages 12–up.

The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne (Mar. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-4057-0). After her mother dies, Kate finds that the father she never knew is the Republican presidential candidate. Ages 12–up.

First There Was Forever by Juliana Romano (Apr. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-4168-3). The blossoming of a first love means the souring of a lifelong friendship in this debut novel. Ages 14–up.

Like It Never Happened by Emily Adrian (June 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-42823-7). After Rebecca lands the lead in her school play, a serious accusation threatens to alter her life. Ages 14–up.

The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes (June 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-4070-9). The FBI approaches a teen incarcerated by a cult about making a deal to gain her freedom. Ages 14–up.


Betty Bunny is back in Betty Bunny Loves Easter by Michael Kaplan, illus. by Stephane Jorisch (Feb. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-4061-7), ages 3–5. Caterina returns in Caterina and the Best Beach Day Ever by Erin Eitter Kono (May 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-4131-7), ages 3–5. Boy, Were We Wrong adds Boy, Were We Wrong About the Weather! by Kathleen V. Kudlinski, illus. by Sebastia Serra (July 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-3793-8), ages 4–8. Mr. Pants welcomes Slacks, Camera, Action! by Scott McCormick, illus. by R.H. Lazzell (Mar. 3, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-4009-9), ages 5–8. Joining Ordinary People Change the World is I Am Lucille Ball by Brad Meltzer, illus. by Christopher Eliopoulos (July 14, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-525-42855-8), ages 5–8. Abby Hanlon’s Dory stars in Dory and the Real True Friend (July 7, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-525-42866-4), ages 6–8. And Obsidian Mirror concludes with The Door in the Moon by Catherine Fisher (Mar. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-3971-0), ages 12–up.


Cheating for the Chicken Man by Priscilla Cummings (July 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-525-42617-2). When Kate’s brother is bullied after returning from juvie, she launches a campaign to protect him. Ages 10–up.

The Secrets of Blueberries, Brothers, Moose & Me by Sara Nickerson (June 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-525-42654-7). Missy’s summer job is the perfect distraction from the big changes in her life. Ages 10–up.

The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith (Mar. 10, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-525-42653-0) weaves the stories of a teenage refugee from the Middle East, a schizophrenic bomber, and a failed Arctic expedition. Ages 14–up.

Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan (June 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-42650-9). Rescued from the ocean after an attack on a yacht killed her parents, Frances seeks revenge on the culprits. Ages 14–up.

Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan (Mar. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-42884-8). Tiny Cooper tells his story as a musical in this companion to Will Grayson, Will Grayson. Ages 14–up.


The Life of Ty continues with Friends of a Feather by Lauren Myracle, illus. by Jed Henry (Apr. 14, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-525-42288-4), ages 6–9. And Theodore Boone reappears in The Fugitive by John Grisham (May 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-42638-7), ages 8–12.

Penguin/Grosset & Dunlap

Jack & Louisa: Act 1 by Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Kate Wetherhead (Feb. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-448-47839-5) launches a series about a young Broadway star who wants to quit the stage when his voice changes. Ages 8–12.


The World of Eric Carle presents Eric Carle’s How Things Grow by Carle (Feb. 5, lift-the-flap book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48768-7), ages 3–5. Angelina Ballerina twirls on in Angelina’s Best Friend Dance (Feb. 24, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48455-6), ages 3–5. G&D Vintage debuts with The Animals’ Vacation by Shel Haber (June 2, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48399-3), The Bingity-Bangity School Bus by Fleur Conkling (June 2, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48763-2), Bunny Hopwell’s First Spring by Jean Fritz (Feb. 5, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48463-1), Mr. Wishing Went Fishing by Irma Wilde, illus. by George Wilde (June 2, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48762-5), My ABC Book, illus. by Art Seiden (Feb. 5, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48215-6), The Noisy Clock Shop by Jean Horton Berg, illus. by Art Seiden (Feb. 5, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48216-3), and The Too Little Fire Engine by Jane Flory (Feb. 5, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48217-0), ages 3–5. The Hive offers Buzzbee the Magician (May 5, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48694-9) and Scaredy Bee (May 5, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48691-8), ages 3–5. And Llama Llama is back in Llama Llama Sand and Sun by Anna Dewdney (May 19, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-448-49639-9), ages 3–5.

Max and Ruby return in Max’s Special Spring by Rosemary Wells (Feb. 5, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48453-2), ages 3–5. The Night Before issues The Night Before the Fourth of July by Natasha Wing, illus. by Amy Wummer (May 12, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48712-0), ages 3–5. Octonauts gains Octonauts and the Decorator Crab (May 5, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48724-3) and Octonauts and the Whale Shark (May 5, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48723-6), ages 3–5. Joining Penguin Core Concepts are Foreman Frankie Is Handy by Jenny Goebel, illus. by Steve Mack (June 23, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48100-5; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48099-2), Helicopters by Chelsea Confalone and Nick Confalone (Feb. 24, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48442-6; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48441-9), Hummingbirds by Bonnie Bader (June 23, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48714-4; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48713-7), and Little Toot by Hardie Gramatky, illus. by Mark Burgess (Feb. 24, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48446-4), ages 3–5. Strawberry Shortcake stars in A Berry Lucky St. Patrick’s Day by Mickie Matheis, illus. by Laura Thomas (Feb. 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48420-4), ages 3–5.

Puffin Young Readers L2 releases Backyard Chickens by Avery Reed (June 16, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448487212), ages 6–7. Smithsonian presents Curious About Fishes by Elizabeth Bennett (June 23, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48462-4), ages 6–7; and No Way... Way! Road Trip by Tracey West (June 23, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48211-8), ages 8–12. The Haunted Library greets The Five O’Clock Ghost by Dori Hillestad Butler, illus. by Aurore Damant (Mar. 10, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-448-46249-3; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-448-46248-6), ages 6–8. Joining Here’s Hank is Fake Snakes and Weird Wizards by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver, illus. by Scott Garrett (Feb. 10, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48474-7; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48252-1), ages 6–8. Magic Bone by Nancy Krulik, illus. by Sebastien Braun, welcomes Dogs Don’t Have Webbed Feet (Mar. 17, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48096-1) and Rootin’ Tootin’ Cow Dog (June 30, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48097-8), ages 6–8. And Phoebe G. Green serves up A Passport to Pastries (Feb. 5, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-448-46700-9; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-448-46699-6) and Cooking Club Chaos! (June 16, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-448-46702-3; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-448-46701-6) by Veera Hiranandani, illus. by Joelle Dreidem, ages 6–8.

Undead Pets releases Goldfish from Beyond the Grave by Sam Hay, illus. by Simon Cooper (Mar. 10, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-448-47798-5), ages 6–8. Steeds of the Gods by Lucy Coats (May 12, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-448-46195-3) joins Beasts of Olympus, ages 7–9. George Brown, Class Clown returns in ’Snot Funny (Feb. 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48282-8) and A Royal Pain in the Burp (June 9, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48283-5) by Nancy Krulik, illus. by Aaron Blecha, ages 7–9. Recipe for Adventure presents Hawaii! by Giada De Laurentiis (May 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48392-4; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48391-7), ages 7–9. The Whodunit Detective Agency picks up The Mummy Mystery by Martin Widmark (May 26, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48075-6), ages 7–9. Agatha: Girl of Mystery releases The Kenyan Expedition by Steve Stevenson, adapted by Maya Gold, illus. by Stefano Turconi (May 19, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48679-6), ages 8–12. Just Jake greets Dog Eat Dog by Jake Marcionette, illus. by Victor Rivas Villa (Mar. 31, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-0-448-46693-4), ages 8–12. And Monster Juice adds Zits from Python Pit by M.D. Payne, illus. by Keith Zoo (Apr. 21, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48247-7), ages 8–12.

Skylanders Universe moves along with Take Flight and Fight! (May 19, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48486-0), ages 6–8; and The Complete Collection (Feb. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48039-8), Mask of Power: Terrafin Battles the Boom Brothers (Feb. 5, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48485-3) and Mask of Power: Cynder Confronts the Weather Wizard (May 19, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48718-2) by Onk Beakman, and Skylanders Trap Team: Master Eon’s Official Guide (July 21, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48717-5), ages 8–12. And What Was... ? continues with What Was D-Day? by Patricia Brennan Demuth, illus. by David Grayson Kenyon and Scott Anderson (Apr. 14, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48407-5) and What Is the World Series? by Gail Herman, illus. by Anderson (June 23, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48406-8), ages 8–12. Launching Where Is...? is Where Is Mount Rushmore? by True Kelley, illus by John Hinderliter and David Groff (Feb. 5, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48356-6), Where Is the Grand Canyon? by Jim O’Connor, illus. by Daniel Colón and Groff (Feb. 5, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48357-3), Where Is the Great Wall? by Patricia Brennan Demuth, illus. by Jerry Hoare and Groff (Feb. 5, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48358-0), Where Is the White House? by Megan Stine, illus. by Groff (Feb. 5, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48355-9), Where Is Mount Everest? by Nico Medina, illus. by John Hinderliter and Groff (May 19, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48408-2), and Where Is the Empire State Building? by Janet Pascal, illus. by Colón and Groff (May 19, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48426-6), ages 8–12.

Who Was... ? welcomes Who Was Galileo? by Patricia Brennan Demuth, illus. by John O’Brien and Harrison (Feb. 5, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-448-47985-9), Who Was Jesus? by Ellen Morgan, illus. by Stephen Marchesi and Harrison (Feb. 5, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48320-7), Who Was Robert Ripley? by Kirsten Anderson, illus. by Tim Foley and Harrison (Feb. 5, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48298-9), Who Was Jacques Cousteau? by Nico Medina and Dede Putra, illus. by Harrison (Apr. 14, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48234-7), Who Was Harriet Beecher Stowe? by Dana Meachen Rau, illus. by Gregory Copeland and Harrison (Apr. 14, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48301-6), Who Was Winston Churchill? by Ellen Labrecque, illus. by Jerry Hoare and Harrison (Apr. 14, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48300-9), Who Was Mother Teresa? by Harrison (May 5, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48299-6), Who Was Steve Irwin? by Dina Anastasio, illus. by Jim Eldridge (May 19, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48838-7), Who Was Woodrow Wilson? by Margaret Frith, illus. by Andrew Thomson and Harrison (June 9, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48428-0), Who Was Beatrix Potter? by Sarah Fabiny, illus. by Mike Lacey and Harrison (July 21, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48305-4), Who Was J.R.R. Tolkien? by Pamela D. Pollack and Meg Belviso, illus. by Jonathan Moore and Harrison (July 21, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48302-3), and Who Is Wayne Gretzky? by Gail Herman, illus. by Ted Hammond and Nancy (Feb. 5, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48321-4), ages 8–12.


Bunny Roo, I Love You by Melissa Marr, illus. by Teagan White. (Apr. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16742-3) portrays loving mother animals caring for their babies. Ages 2–up.

Daylight Starlight Wildlife by Wendell Minor (May 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-24662-3) introduces daytime and nighttime animals. Ages 3–5.

Tad and Dad by David Ezra Stein (Apr. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-25671-4). A tadpole who shares a lily pad with his father realizes he needs a pad of his own. Ages 3–5.

Bucky and Stu vs. the Mikanikal Man by Cornelius Van Wright (July 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16427-9). Two self-proclaimed superheroes battle villains largely made of household items. Ages 5–8.

Edmund Unravels by Andrew Kolb (Mar. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16914-4). Edmund, a ball of yarn, is finally old enough to explore on his own. Ages 5–8.

Otto the Owl Who Loved Poetry by Vern Kousky (Feb. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16440-8) features an owl who would rather recite poetry than hunt mice. Ages 5–8.

The Education of Ivy Blake by Ellen Airgood (June 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16278-7). In this companion to Prairie Evers, Ivy finds solace in art when her mother turns her world upside-down. Ages 10–up.

Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt (Feb. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16259-6). With her teacher’s help, Ally learns not to be ashamed of her dyslexia and that it’s important not to judge others. Ages 10–up.

Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed (Mar. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-17170-3). A Pakistani-American teen defies her parents, who have planned an arranged marriage for her. Ages 14–up.


BAH! Said the Baby by Jennifer Plecas (Apr. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16606-8). A baby’s family tries to decode his first word. Ages 3–5.

Look! by Jeff Mack (Apr. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16205-3). Using only two words—“Look” and “Out”—this tale tells of a gorilla, a boy, and a friendship that develops over books. Ages 3–5.

Happy Birthday, Cupcake! by Terry Border (July 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-17160-4). When Cupcake suggests various plans for her birthday party, Blueberry Muffin finds fault with them. Ages 5–8.

Henry’s Stars by David Elliot (May 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-17116-1). In this companion to Henry’s Map, Henry and his friends see different star shapes in the sky. Ages 5–8.

Stone Angel by Jane Yolen, illus. by Katie May Green (Mar. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16741-6). When the Nazis arrive in Paris, a family flees to avoid being sent to a concentration camp. Ages 5–8.

Princess Juniper of the Hourglass by Ammi-Joan Paquette (July 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-17151-2). When unrest breaks out, Princess Juniper’s father gives her a country to rule. Ages 8–12.

Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff (May 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16406-4). A new friend helps a boy heal from an accident that resulted in a hockey teammate’s death. Ages 10–up.

The Wisdom of Merlin: 7 Magical Words for a Meaningful Life by T.A. Barron (Mar. 24, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-399-17325-7). In this book based on an address he gave to students at Oxford University in 2013, Barron channels the wizard Merlin to offer advice. Ages 10–up.

Fell of Dark by Patrick Downes (May 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-17290-8) centers on two mentally ill boys, one who believes he’s a saint, and one who believes he’s a demon. Ages 14–up.

Skyscraping by Cordelia Jensen (June 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16771-3). Mira discovers that her father has a male lover and is battling HIV. Ages 14–up.

Still Waters by Ash Parsons (Apr. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16847-5). A teen who has learned to be a tough guy living with an abusive father gets involves in a classmate’s high-stakes game. Ages 14–up.

The Tenderness of Thieves by Donna Freitas (May 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-17136-9). A summer romance helps Jane bury memories of her father’s murder—until the truth is revealed. Ages 14–up.


The Amazing Hamweenie continues with The Amazing Hamweenie Escapes! by Patty Bowman (May 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-25689-9), ages 5–8. Legends kicks off with The Best Players, Games, and Teams in Baseball by Howard Bryant (Mar. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16903-8), ages 8–12. And Atlantis Saga by T.A. Barron adds Atlantis in Peril (May 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16804-8), ages 10–up.

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Adventure Time picks up Which Way, Dude? Lumpy Space Princess Saves the World by Tracey West, illus. by Ian McGinty (Feb. 24, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-8431-8078-7), ages 8–12. The Amazing World of Gumball offers Darwin’s Dos and Don’ts by Eric Luper (Feb. 24, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-8431-8258-3) and Once Upon a Time in Elmore: When Gumball Met Penny by Wrigley Stuart, illus. by Shane L. Johnson (Feb. 24, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-8431-8257-6), ages 8–12.


Little Sleepyhead by Elizabeth McPike, illus. by Patrice Barton (Apr. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16240-4). After an exhausting day, a toddler prepares for bed. Ages 2–up.

Putting the Monkeys to Bed by Gennifer Choldenko, illus. by Jack E. Davis (June 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-24623-4). Sam’s stuffed monkeys would rather jump on the bed and sing than sleep. Ages 3–5.

When the Wind Blows by Linda Booth Sweeney, illus. by Jana Christy (Feb. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16015-8). As a family flies a kite on a blustery spring day, the weather begins to change. Ages 3–5.

The Stars of Summer by Tara Dairman (May 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-17069-0). A 12-year-old undercover restaurant critic sneaks away from summer camp for her latest assignment. Ages 10–up.

Blue Birds by Caroline Starr Rose (Mar. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16810-9). In 1587, Alis and her parents travel from England to Virginia, where there is tension between settlers and the Roanoke. Ages 10–up.

The Sound of Life and Everything by Krista Van Dolzer (May 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16775-1). In post-WWII California, a girl hopes a scientist can bring her soldier cousin back to life—but instead he summons a Japanese boy whom she befriends. Ages 10–up.

Unlocking the Truth: Three Brooklyn Teens on Life, Friendship and Making the Band by Unlocking the Truth and Charisse Jones (May 5, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-17453-7). The members of this rock band share the principles, such as faith, determination, and friendship, that led to their success. Ages 10–up.

Burn by Sarah Fine and Walter Jury (May 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16068-4). In this sequel to Scan, Tate must escape to safety with Christina. Ages 12–up.

Deadly Design by Debra Dockter (June 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-17105-5). When a teen dies of a heart attack, his genetically modified twin brother realizes he must save himself from the same fate. Ages 12–up.

Scripted by Maya Rock (Feb. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-25733-9) takes place on a seemingly idyllic island that is actually the set of a reality TV show in which all residents are characters. Ages 12–up.

Silent Alarm by Jennifer Banash (Mar. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-25789-6). Alys’s perfect world is turned upside down when her brother comes to school and kills 15 students and himself. Ages 12–up.

Sophomore Year Is Greek to Me by Meredith Zeitlin (Apr. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16746-1). Adventures ensue after Zona’s journalist father announces they’re moving to Athens for six months. Ages 12–up.

Triple Moon: Summer on East End by Melissa de la Cruz (July 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-17355-4). In this spinoff of Witches of East End, twin witches Mardi and Molly spend the summer trying to learn to control their magical impulses. Ages 12–up.

Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee (Mar. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16803-1). In 1845 Missouri, Sammy, tired of being shunned because she’s a girl and Chinese, runs away with a slave girl. Ages 12–up.

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh (May 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-17161-1). Shazi seeks revenge when she volunteers to marry the Caliph of Khorasan, who takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. Ages 12–up.


Humphrey’s Tiny Tales joins Humphrey’s Creepy-Crawly Camping Adventure by Betty G. Birney (May 5, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-399-17227-4; Puffin paperback, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-14-751459-2), ages 5–8. Terminal joins Virals by Kathy Reichs and Brendan Reichs (Mar. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-59514-528-4), ages 10–up. And Legend presents Legend: The Graphic Novel by Marie Lu (Apr. 28, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-399-17189-5), ages 12–up. Rebel Belle picks up Miss Mayhem by Rachel Hawkins (Apr. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-25694-3), ages 12–up. And A Well’s End wraps up with The Dark Water by Seth Fishman (Mar. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-15991-6), ages 12–up.


In Todd We Trust by Louise Galveston (Mar. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-59514-679-3). The miniature Toddlians, generated by the dirt on Todd’s smelly sock, believe their creator has abandoned them. Ages 8–12.

Ratscalibur by Josh Lieb (May 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-59514-242-9) reimagines the Excalibur legend—starring rats. Ages 8–12.

Wish Girl by Nikki Loftin (Feb. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-59514-686-1). After Peter’s family moves, he finds a tranquil spot in a valley where he bonds with a girl who needs brain surgery. Ages 8–12.

A Book of Spirits and Thieves by Morgan Rhodes (June 23, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-59514-759-2). Sisters discover deadly ancient magic in the launch title of this Falling Kingdoms spin-off series. Ages 12–up.

I Am Her Revenge by Meredith Moore (Apr. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-59514-782-0). At an English boarding school, Vivian plots revenge on a local man who once broke her mother’s heart. Ages 12–up.

Kalahari by Jessica Khoury (Feb. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-59514-765-3). When a safari goes wrong, five teens are stranded in the Kalahari Desert without a guide. Ages 12–up.

A Tale of Two Besties: A Hello Giggles Novel by Sophia Rossi (May 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-59514-805-6) debuts a series about two Beverly Hills best friends attending very different schools. Ages 12–up.

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (Apr. 28, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-59514-803-2). In the brutal Martial Empire, Laila discovers that her destiny and that of a soldier are intertwined. Ages 14–up.

Survive the Night by Danielle Vega (July 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-59514-724-0). An illicit rave in the New York City subway system turns deadly in this novel about peer pressure and toxic friendships. Ages 14–up.


The 8th Continent releases Welcome to the Jungle by Matt London (Feb. 24, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-59514-755-4), ages 8–12. Escape to the World’s Fair by Wendy McClure (June 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-59514-820-9) joins Wanderville, ages 8–12. Richelle Mead’s Bloodlines wraps up with The Ruby Circle (Feb. 10, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-59514-322-8), ages 12–up. End Times moves on with Children of the Earth by Anna Schumacher (June 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-59514-752-3), ages 12–up. Tales of Beauty and Madness concludes with Kin by Lili St. Crow (Mar. 3, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-59514-621-2), ages 12–up. And No Safety in Numbers finishes with No Dawn Without Darkness by Dayna Lorentz (Feb. 10, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-14-242622-7), ages 12–up.


Boom Snot Twitty: This Way That Way by Doreen Cronin, illus. by Renata Liwska (June 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-670-78577-3). In this follow-up to Boom Snot Twitty, Snot solves Boom and Twitty’s argument about how to spend a summer day. Ages 3–5.

Sea Rex by Molly Idle (May 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-670-78574-2). Cordelia and her Cretaceous comrades spend a day at the beach in this companion to Tea Rex and Camp Rex. Ages 3–5.

By Mouse and Frog by Deborah Freedman (Apr. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-670-78490-5). Mouse and Frog, who have different ideas about how to tell a story, learn to compromise and collaborate. Ages 3–5.

Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Mo, and FLO! by Laurel Molk (June 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-670-01538-2). In this twist on a classic rhyme, siblings look to catch a tiger—and other animals—by the toe. Ages 3–5.

Night Animals by Gianna Marino (July 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-451-46954-0). Bat informs animals who are terrified of something lurking in the dark that they, too, are nocturnal creatures. Ages 3–5

Smick by Doreen Cronin, illus. by Juana Medina (Feb. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-670-78578-0). A big dog and a little chick star in this story featuring an unlikely friendship, adventure, and wordplay. Ages 3–5.

Use Your Words, Sophie by Rosemary Wells (Mar. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-670-01663-1). First introduced in Time Out for Sophie, Sophie knows lots of words, but doesn’t always want to use them. Ages 3–up.

I’m Trying to Love Spiders by Bethany Barton (July 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-670-01693-8). An arachnid-phobic narrator explains as many facts about spiders as she/he can muster. Ages 4–8.

The Tomb Robber and King Tut by Sarah Gauch, illus. by Allen Garns (July 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-670-78452-3). A boy whose ancestors were tomb robbers volunteers to help Howard Carter clear the entrance to King Tut’s tomb. Ages 5–8.

Tricky Vic: The Impossibly True Story of the Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower by Greg Pizzoli (Mar. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-670-01652-5) profiles con artist Robert Miller, aka “Count Victor Lustig,” who managed to “sell” the Eiffel Tower to scrap metal dealers in 1925. Ages 7–9.

Mabel Jones: The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones by Will Mabbitt, illus. by Ross Collins (June 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-451-47196-3). Mabel Jones is captured by pirates in this series launch. Ages 8–12.

My Brother Is a Superhero by David Solomons (July 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-451-47477-3). A comic book aficionado feels it’s unfair when his do-gooder brother becomes a superhero. Ages 8–12.

When the Earth Shakes: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis by Simon Winchester (June 23, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-670-78536-0). This exploration of natural disasters launches a series created in conjunction with the Smithsonian. Ages 10–up.

The Cipher by John C. Ford (Feb. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-670-01542-9). A teen becomes embroiled in negotiations with the government when his best friend discovers how to unlock Internet secrets. Ages 12–up.

Dove Chronicles: Dove Arising by Karen Bao (Feb. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-451-46901-4). In this series debut, a teen in a lunar colony must join the Militia to save her siblings after her mother is accused of treason. Ages 12–up.

Everybody Knows Your Name by Andrea Seigel and Brent Bradshaw (Mar. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-670-01562-7). Two teens who dream of escaping their backgrounds and making names for themselves fall in love after joining the cast of a reality TV show. Ages 12–up.

Game Seven by Paul Volponi (Mar. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-670-78518-6). Julio dreams of playing for Cuba’s national baseball team, and faces a hard choice when given the opportunity to defect. Ages 12–up.

Mosquitoland by David Arnold (Mar. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-451-47077-5). When Mim leaves her father to be with her sick mother, she questions her notions of love, loyalty, and sanity. Ages 12–up.

Pretending to Be Erica by Michelle Painchaud (July 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-670-01497-2). Surgery and memorization have prepared Violet to pose as a missing heiress to steal a priceless painting. Ages 12–up.

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen (May 5, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-451-47470-4). When her brother’s reckless behavior lands him in jail, a teen searches for her place in the family and the world. Ages 12–up.

A School for Brides: A Story of Maidens, Mystery, and Matrimony by Patrice Kindl (July 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-670-78608-4). Set in the same English town as Keeping the Castle, this features students at an academy whose mission is to get girls married off. Ages 12–up.

Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights by Ann Bausum (May 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-670-01679-2) offers an account of the Stonewall riots of 1969 and a history of gay rights. Ages 12–up.

Immaculate by Katelyn Detweiler (May 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-451-46962-5). When a teen claims she is a pregnant virgin, some believe her child might be the second Messiah. Ages 14–up.

Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation by Brett Fletcher Lauer and Lynn Melnick (Mar. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-670-01479-8). Carolyn Forché contributes an introduction to this collection of poems by writers in their 20s and 30s. Ages 14–up.

The Truth Commission by Susan Juby (Apr. 14, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-451-46877-2). This novel about secrets and truth-telling stars friends at a school for artists who comprise the Truth Commission. Ages 14–up.


Anna Dewdney’s Llama Llama returns in Llama Llama Easter Egg (Feb. 5, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-451-46982-3), up to age 2. Froggy reappears in Froggy’s Birthday Wish by Jonathan London, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz (Mar. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-670-01572-6), ages 3–5. EllRay Jakes is back in EllRay Jakes the Recess King! by Sally Warner (May 5, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-451-46911-3), ages 6–8. Horrible Harry stars in Horrible Harry and the Wedding Spies by Suzy Kline, illus. by Amy Wummer (Apr. 14, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-670-01552-8), ages 7–10. The Mapmakers Trilogy moves on with The Golden Specific by S.E. Grove (July 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-670-78503-2), ages 10–up. Misadventures of Edgar and Allan Poe wraps up with The Pet and the Pendulum by Gordon McAlpine, illus. by Sam Zuppardi (Apr. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-670-78492-9), ages 8–12. The Half Bad Trilogy by Sally Green issues Half Wild (Mar. 24, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-670-01713-3), ages 12–up. And Whidbey Island continues with The Edge of the Shadows by Elizabeth George (May 26, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-670-01298-5), ages 12–up.



Peter Rabbit Animation offers Jeremy Fisher Rocks Out (May 12, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-7232-9597-6), My Father’s Flying Machine (Mar. 17, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-7232-9564-8), and A Present for Mom (Mar. 17, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-7232-9568-6), ages 3–5. And Eric Hill’s Spot stars in Spot’s Favorite Shapes (Feb. 5, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7232-9638-6),
ages 3–5.

Penguin Young Readers


Penguin Young Readers L2 releases Frances Dances by Mark Iacolina (June 16, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-448-47930-9; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-448-47929-3), ages 6–7. And Peter Rabbit Animation welcomes I Am Benjamin (May 12, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-14-135745-4), ages 6–7.

Peter Pauper

Fred by Kaila Eunhye Seo (Mar. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4413-1731-5) emphasizes the magic and wonder of childhood and the power of imagination. Ages 4–8.

Peter E. Randall

(dist. by UPNE)

The Yoyo & the Piggy Bank by Susan Werner Thoresen, illus. by Keith Eveland (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-942155-05-8). A young girl learns about financial goal-setting as she does chores and saves coins in a piggy bank to buy her first yoyo. Ages 4–9.

Wild Dolphin Rider by Nancy Donovan, illus. by Susan Spellman (Apr. 14, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-942155-04-1). A magical dolphin takes a young boy for a ride on her back, revealing the wonders, and dangers, of life in the open ocean. Ages 7–10.

Elle & Buddy by K. D. Rausin, illus. by Muza Ulasowski (Mar. 2, paper, $13.95, ISBN 978-1-942155-00-3). Elle is afraid to ride a Ferris wheel, but after she learns to use a racing wheelchair it gives her the courage to face her fear. Ages 8–13.


(dist. by Hachette)

Snail, Where Are You? by Tomi Ungerer (Mar. 15, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-7148-6799-1) is a new edition of the 1962 title featuring added text and revitalized/restored artwork. Ages 2–5.

The Game of Lines (Feb. 9, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-7148-6873-8), The Game of Tops and Tails (Feb. 9, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-7148-6874-5), The Good Morning Game (Feb. 9, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-7148-6875-2), and The Trail Game (Feb. 9, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-7148-6876-9) by Hervé Tullet are a series of books featuring graphic games that encourage children to explore colors, shapes, and patterns. Ages 3–up.

Phoenix Yard

(dist. by IPG)

The Luchair Stones by Isabel Ogilvie (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-907912-43-6). This middle-grade fantasy adventure set in the North Pole blends Celtic mythology, magic, and mystery. Ages 8–12.

The Poisoned Pencil

(dist. by Ingram Books)

Wabanaki Blues: The Wabanaki Trilogy by Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel (June 2, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-929345-12-0). Teen blues musician Mona Lisa LaPierre moves from her family’s Hartford, Ct. apartment into her grandfather’s remote New Hampshire cabin, where she solves a cold case murder and discovers the incredible secret of New England in this first book of the trilogy. Ages 12–18.

Chaos Theory by M. Evonne Dobson (Feb. 3, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-929345-08-3) is the debut entry in a YA contemporary crime series starring science whiz Kami who excels at Martial Arts and runs a chaos theory experiment in her locker. Ages 14–18.


(dist. by PGW)

Ash: A Destined Novel by Shani Petroff and Darci Manley (Mar. 17, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-940610-32-0) launches a series set in an alternate future where humans may not control their own fates. Ages 13–18.

Pomegranate Kids

The Ladybug Race by Amy Nielander (June 15, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-7649-7187-7) identifies 22 varieties of ladybugs from around the world in a visual race. Ages 2–8.

Maggie and Milly and Molly and May by E.E. Cummings, illus. by Marcia Perry (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-7649-7148-8). The discoveries made by four girls spending an afternoon at the seaside are at the heart of this first illustrated publication of Cummings’s poem. Ages 2–8.


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Indi Surfs by Chris Gorman (June 9, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-57687-765-4). Surfer dad and photographer Gorman presents the story of a girl who braves the ocean to find the perfect wave. Ages 2–5.

Big Bot, Small Bot: A Book of Robot Opposites by Marc Rosenthal (Apr. 21, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-57687-750-0) starts a series that introduces concepts using robot characters. Ages 2–5.

This Owl, That Owl by Frann Preston-Gannon (May 19, board book, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-57687-758-6) explores the concept of “this” and “that” through the antics of owls. Ages 2–5.

Just Like Daddy by Ovi Nedelcu (May 5, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-57687-756-2) depicts a day in the life of a little boy and his daddy. Ages 3–7.

Crazy for Science with Carmelo the Science Fellow by Carmelo Piazza, and James Buckley (Feb. 3, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-57687-682-4) is a hands-on science book packed with do-it-yourself experiments from science educator Carmelo the Science Fellow. Ages 6–9.


In the Butterfly Garden by Philippe Ug (Mar. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7207-5). This pop-up book traces a caterpillar’s evolution from cocoon to butterfly. Ages 4–up.

Alhambra: Create Your Own Palaces! Sticker Book by Maria Krause (Mar. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7220-4) allows young readers to explore Grenada’s Alhambra and its unique Islamic art and architecture. Ages 6–up.

Architecture: Create Your Own City! Sticker Book by Sabine Tauber (Apr. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7221-1) introduces the history of architecture from antiquity to the present. Ages 6–up.

Crazy Mazes: Labyrinths and Mazes in Art by Silke Vry (May 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7213-6) explores one of the world’s oldest art forms shows young readers why labyrinths and mazes continue to fascinate and appeal today. Ages 8–up.


Children Should Know adds Impressionism: 13 Artists Children Should Know by Florian Heine (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7206-8), ages 8–up.

Prometheus Books

Explore the Cosmos like Neil deGrasse Tyson: A Space Science Journey by Cap Saucier (Mar. 3, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63388-014-6) provides an introduction to space science for children. Ages 8–12.

Prometheus Books/Pyr

Hexed: The Sisters of Witchdown by Michael Alan Nelson (May 5, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63388-056-6) is the first novel based on the Hexed comic starring teen heroine Lucifer, battler of demons, witches, and the demigoddess that controls her destiny. Ages 12–up.


Widdershins concludes with Covenant’s End: A Widdershins Adventure by Ari Marmell (Feb. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-61614-986-4), ages 12–up.

Promopress Editions

(dist. by Consortium)

Dinosaurs: My Beastly Activity Book by Victor Escandell (June 9, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-84-15967-47-7) contains a poster and dinosaur glossary in addition to various art and craft activities. Ages 3–12.

Purple House

(dist. by Ingram)

Yellow Ball by Molly Bang (May 2, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-930900-79-0). Rhythmic text captures the journey of a yellow ball at the beach in this reissued edition. Ages 2–5.

The Little Old Man Who Could Not Read by Irma Simonton Black, illus. by Seymour Fleishman (May 2, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-930900-84-4) is a new edition of the story of an old toymaker who never wanted to learn to read until his wife went away on a visit and he had to do the shopping by himself. Ages 3–8.

The Chestry Oak by Kate Seredy (Feb. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-930900-81-3). In this reissue, Prince Michael of Chestry watches his homeland of Hungary being taken over and run by invaders from Nazi Germany and strives to retain his identity and integrity. Ages 8–12.


Alvin Ferdinand stars in Alvin Fernald, Mayor for a Day (Feb. 16, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-930900-86-8) and Alvin’s Secret Code (Feb. 16, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-930900-85-1) by Clifford B. Hicks, illus. by Bill Sokol, ages 8–12.

Pushkin Children’s Books

(dist. by Random House)

The Flying Classroom by Erich Kästner, trans. by Anthea Bell (Mar. 10, paper, $13.95, ISBN 978-1-78269-056-6), is a new translation of Martin’s tales of boyhood adventures, friendships, and anxieties set at his unusual 1930s boarding school. Ages 9–12.


(dist. by Quarto)


New Spot the… titles by Stella Maidment, illus. by Joelle Dreidemy are Dinosaur on the Island: Packed with things to spot and facts to discover! (Apr. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-727-1) and Monkey in the Jungle: Packed with things to spot and facts to discover! (Apr. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-728-8), ages 4–up. Storytime issues The Greedy Rainbow by Susan Chandler (July 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-726-4), The Snake Who Said Shh... by Jodie Parachini, illus. by Gill McClean (July 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-725-7),What’s the Time, Wilfred Wolf? by Jessica Barrah (June 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-742-4), and When I Grow Up... by Gill McClean (June 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-743-1), ages 4–up. What if a... by Camilla de la Bedoyere, illus. by Aleksei Bitskoff, offers Could a Penguin Ride a Bike? ...and Other Questions: Hilarious Scenes Bring Penguin Facts to Life! (Apr. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-734-9) and Could an Octopus Climb a Skyscraper? ...and Other Questions: Hilarious Scenes Bring Octopus Facts to Life! (Apr. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-733-2), ages 4–up.

I Love welcomes I Love Hugs (May 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-719-6) and I Love Kisses (May 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-720-2) by Camilla de la Bedoyere, ages 5–up. My Little Book of... by Camilla de la Bedoyere adds Animals: Packed full of cool photos and fascinating facts! (Mar. 15, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-714-1) and Lifecycles: Packed full of cool photos and fascinating facts! Mar. 15, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-715-8), ages 5–up.

Tales From Shakespeare by Timothy Knapman, illus. by Yaniv Shimony, continues with Hamlet: Retold in Modern-day English (May 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-766-0), Henry V: Retold in Modern-day English (May 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-767-7), Julius Caesar: Retold in Modern-day English (July 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-769-1), and Twelfth Night: Retold in Modern-day English (July 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-768-4), ages 7–up. You Do the Math by Hilary Koll and Steve Mills adds Solve a Crime (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-732-5), Fly a Jetfighter (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-731-8), Design a Skyscraper (June 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-730-1), and Launch a Rocket into Space (June 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-729-5) ages 7–up. 50 Things You Should Know About... gains 50 Things You Should Know About the Second World War by Simon Adams (May 1, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-770-7), ages 8–up.

Quarto/Frances Lincoln

Remarkable Animals: Mix & Match to Create 1000 Crazy Creatures by Tony Meeuwissen (Mar. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-84780-632-1). A mix-and-match book of 1000 creatures with words and pictures. Ages 3–up.

Monster Day at Work by Sarah Dyer (Mar. 15, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-84780-229-3). Little monster spends a day at work with his father. Ages 3–6.

Ramadan Moon by Na’ima Robert, illus. by Shirin Adl (Mar. 15, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-84780-206-4). Covers the Muslim festivals of Ramadan and Id. Ages 4–7.

The Beach Book: Loads of Things to Do at Lakes, Rivers and the Seaside by Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield (Apr. 15, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-3577-9) presents activities and adventures to be enjoyed at the water’s edge. Ages 7–up.

Crazy Classrooms by Paul Cookson, illus. by Steve Wells (May 7, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-84780-505-8), is a collection of school-themed poems. Ages 7–11.

Quarto/Race Point Publishing


Knickerbocker Classics grows with Aesop’s Fables by Aesop, illus. by Milo Winter (Feb. 3, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63106-063-2), Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Other Tales by Lewis Carroll, introduction by Lori M. Campbell (Feb. 15, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-1-63106-068-7), Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm by Brothers Grimm, illus. by Arthur Rackham (Feb. 3, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63106-067-0), Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie, illus. by F.D. Bedford (Feb. 3, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63106-066-3), The Secret Garden by Francis Hodgson Burnett, illus. by Charles Robinson (Feb. 3, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63106-065-6), Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, illus. by N.C. Wyeth (Feb. 3, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63106-064-9), and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, illus. by W.W. Denslow (Feb. 3, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63106-041-0), ages 9–up.

Quarto/Walter Foster

Drawing Animals from A to Z: Learn to draw your favorite animals step by step! by (Mar. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1-60058-472-5) offers drawing exercises for creating animals and mastering letters of the alphabet. Ages 4–up.

My Big, Crazy Drawing & Doodle Book: An interactive adventure with more than 100 creative ideas for tons of doodling fun by (May 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-60058-475-6) features 128 pages of open-ended prompts that encourage use of crayons, paints, markers, and colored pencils. Ages 6–up.

Make a Mobile: 12 Cool Designs to Press Out and Hang by Lydia Cook (Apr. 15, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-63322-004-1). Twelve paper mobiles—from bugs and rainforest animals to space and ballerinas—with easy to follow, step by step instructions. Ages 6–up.


Sticker, Punch-out, & Play! rolls on with Dinosaurs: Interactive fun with reusable stickers, fold-out play scene, and punch-out, stand-up figures! by Mattia Cerato (Apr. 15, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-63322-000-3) and Under the Sea: Interactive fun with reusable stickers, fold-out play scene, and punch-out, stand-up figures! by Valeria Cis (Apr. 15, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-63322-001-0), ages 3–6. Cartooning for Kids by Dave Garbot continues with Mashup Mania: Learn to draw 20 laughable, loony characters! (June 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-60058-491-6) and Silly Sports: Learn to draw 20 awesomely athletic characters! June 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-60058-492-3), ages 6–up. Learn to Draw by Robbin Cuddy presents Learn to Draw Cats & Kittens: Step-by-step instructions for more than 25 favorite feline (May 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-60058-480-0), Learn to Draw Forest Animals: Step-by-step instructions for more than 25 woodland creatures (May 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-60058-482-4), and Learn to Draw Safari Animals: Step-by-step instructions for more than 25 exotic animals (May 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-60058-481-7), ages 6–up. New Licensed Learn to Draw volumes are Learn to Draw Disney Princess Palace Pets: Featuring Pumpkin, Beauty, Treasure, Blondie and all of your favorite Princesses’ Pets! (Apr. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-60058-478-7), Learn to Draw Disney’s Frozen: Featuring Anna, Elsa, Olaf, and all your favorite characters! (June 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-60058-496-1), and Learn to Draw DreamWorks’ Madagascar: Featuring the Penguins of Madagascar and other favorite characters! (Mar. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-60058-495-4), ages 6–up. Time Traveler by Oldrich Ruzicka, Silvie Sanza, illus. by Jan Klimes, greets Time Traveler Inventions (June 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-63322-006-5) and Time Traveler Prehistory (June 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-63322-005-8), ages 6–up.


(dist. by Random House)

Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill (Apr. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62365-454-2). In this dystopian YA women are no longer born naturally; girls (called “eves”) are raised in schools and trained in the arts of pleasing men until they come of age. Ages 13–18.


(dist. by Random House)

Nick and Tesla star in Nick and Tesla’s Special Effects Spectacular: A Mystery with Animatronics, Alien Makeup, Camera Gear, and Other Movie Magic You Can Make Yourself! by Bob Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith (May 5, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-59474-760-1), ages 9–12.

Random House

Oh, Baby, the Places You’ll Go! by Tish Rabe, illus. by Dr. Seuss (July 28, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52057-6), recasts Seuss’s title for expectant families. All Ages.

Mission: New Baby by Susan Hood, illus. by Mary Lundquist (Feb. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-37672-3), is a training guide for kids preparing to welcome a new “recruit” to the family. Ages 3–7.

Families, Families, Families! by Suzanne Lang, illus. by Max Lang (Mar. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-553-49938-4). A host of silly animals in all sorts of combinations offer a warm celebration of family love. Ages 3–7.

A Guide to Sisters by Paula Metcalf, illus. by Suzanne Barton (July 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-553-49899-8). A big sister delivers tips on how to handle a new little sister. Ages 3–7.

The Cat in the Hat/El Gato Ensombrerado: Bilingual Edition by Dr. Seuss (July 28, hardcover, $15, ISBN 978-0-553-52443-7). An all-new rhymed Cat in the Hat in English and Spanish. Ages 3–7.

Epic Turtle Tales (July 28, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52471-0). Eight Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles collected in one volume. Ages 3–7.

Five Fin-tastic Stories (July 28, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52116-0). Nickelodeon’s Bubble Guppies star in this collection of five Step into Reading leveled readers: Big Truck Show!, Giddy-Up, Guppies!, The Big Magic Show!, The Spring Chicken!, and The Best Doghouse Ever! Ages 4–6.

The Shy Little Kitten by Kristen L. Depken, illus. by Sue DiCicco (July 14, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-553-49763-2). The 1946 Little Golden Book is now available as a Step Into Reading Step 1, with new illustrations in the style of the original book. Ages 4–6.

The Dream-tastic Story Collection (July 28, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52337-9). Including four Step 3 Step into Reading comic readers: Dream Closet, Happy Birthday, Chelsea!, Too Many Puppies, and Licensed to Drive. Ages 5–8.

Louise Trapeze Is Totally 100% Fearless by Micol Ostow, illus. by Brigette Barrager (July 28, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-553-49739-7), launches a series starring a precocious girl growing up performing with her parents and her best friend Stella in the center ring at the Sweet Potato Circus. Ages 6–9.

Puppy Pirates #1: Stowaway! (July 7, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-51167-3) and Puppy Pirates #2: X Marks the Spot (July 7, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-51170-3) by Erin Soderberg kick off a chapter book series about Wally, a pup with a nose for adventure. Ages 6–9.

The Pirate Pig by Cornelia Funke, trans. by Oliver Latsch, illus. by Kerstin Meyer (June 23, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-385-37544-3). Stout Sam and his deckhand Pip find a talented truffle sniffing pig washed up in a barrel on the beach and want to keep her as a pet. Ages 7–10.

Diary of a Mad Brownie by Bruce Coville (June 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-39247-1). A 100-year-old Scottish brownie moves in with a modern American family and relates his tale in diary entries. Ages 8–12.

The Island of Dr. Libris by Chris Grabenstein (Mar. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-38844-3). While spending the summer in a lakeside cabin owned by Dr. Libris, 12-year-old Billy thinks that the daring characters he discovers in the doctor’s amazing books are actually coming to life on an island in the lake. Ages 8–12.

The League of Beastly Dreadfuls, Book 1 by Holly Grant (Apr. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-37007-3). When her parents die in a vacuum cleaner accident, 11-year-old Anastasia moves in with her aunts at their Victorian home, St. Agony’s Asylum for the Criminally Insane. Ages 8–12.

Finding the Worm by Mark Goldblatt (Feb. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-39108-5). In this companion to Twerp, Julian returns to tell another unforgettable coming-of-age story inspired by the author’s childhood in 1960s Queens. Ages 9–12.

Be Not Afraid by Cecilia Galante (Apr. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-385-37274-9). Marin may be the key to her classmate Cassie’s disturbing illness that has Cassie acting bizarrely and screaming at Marin during Mass at school. Ages 12–up.

The Rise and Fall of a Theater Geek by Seth Rudetsky (June 23, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-449-81672-1). An internship for a famous Broadway actor leads to relationship drama, friendships in turmoil, and a whole lot of errands for Justin. Ages 12–up.

Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman (Mar. 10, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-375-86657-9) is the fantasy follow-up to Seraphina, featuring a half-dragon/half-girl heroine trying to save the medieval kingdom of Goredd. Ages 12–up.

Srsly Hamlet by William Shakespeare and Courtney Carbone (May 26, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53538-9) and YOLO Juliet by William Shakespeare and Brett Wright (May 26, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53539-6) serve up comic adaptations of Shakespeare plays told in text messages. Ages 12–up.

Damage Done by Amanda Panitch (July 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-553-50749-2). Before the incident, Julia Vann had a twin brother. After, she has a new identity in a new town and a memory of those terrible minutes that refuse to come into focus. Ages 14–up.


Patrol Pals (Paw Patrol) add Friendship Box (July 28, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-553-50796-6) including four board books featuring the characters. Up to age 2. Julius Jr. adds Costume Party! by Andrea Posner-Sanchez (July 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52463-5), ages 2–5. Wallykazam continues with Wally’s Best Friends by Kristen Depken (July 28, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52311-9), ages 2–5; Castle Caper by Kristen Depken (July 28, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52313-3), ages 3–7; and The Cake Monster by Jennifer Liberts, illus. by David VanTuyle (July 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52314-0), ages 4–6.

Barbie issues Barbie Fall 2015 Movie Pictureback with Cardstock and Stickers by Mary Man-Kong (July 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52341-6), ages 3–7; Barbie Fall 2015 Movie Deluxe Step into Reading by Devin Ann Wooster (July 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52438-3), ages 4–6; and Barbie Fall 2015 Movie Chapter Book by Molly McGuire Woods (July 28, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52435-2), ages 6–9. Blaze and the Monster Machines rev up with Blaze of Glory by Nicole Foley (July 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52457-4), ages 3–7, and Ready to Race! by Kevin Kobasic (July 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52460-4), ages 4–6. Bubble Guppies delivers It’s Time for Ballet! by Mary Tillworth (July 28, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52117-7), ages 3–7. New to DC Super Friends is Battle in Space! by Billy Wrecks, illus by Erik Doescher and Elisa Marrucchi (July 28, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52467-3), ages 3–7.

Dora and Friends adds Welcome to Fairy World! by Mary Tillworth, illus. by David Aikins (July 28, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52119-1), ages 3–7, and Island of the Lost Horses by Kristen Depken, illus. by David Aikins (July 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52093-4), ages 4–6. PAW Patrol issues Paw Patrol Phonics Box Set by Jennifer Liberts, illus. by Mike Jackson (July 28, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-553-50878-9), ages 3–7; Ice Team by Mike Jackson (July 28, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52281-5) and Rubble to the Rescue! by Kristen Depken, illus. by Mike Jackson (July 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52290-7), ages 4–6. Sesame Street offers Elmo’s 123 Book (July 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53679-9) and Elmo’s ABC Song (Feb. 24, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53672-0), ages 3–7. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles presents Phonics Power! by Jennifer Liberts, illus. by Patrick Spaziante (July 28, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-385-38482-7), ages 3–7; Alien Attack! by Hollis James (July 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52286-0) and Ninjas on Ice! illus. by Patrick Spaziante (July 28, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52272-3), ages 4–6. Sticker Hunt! by Ruth Homberg (July 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52475-8), ages 4–6.

Thomas & Friends chugs along with Thomas and Friends: The Adventure Begins (Feb. 10, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53553-2) and Thomas & Friends Fall 2015 Movie Pictureback with Stickers by Tommy Stubbs (July 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52078-1) ages 3–7; A Ghost on the Track (July 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52168-9) and Thomas & Friends Fall 2015 Movie Step into Reading, illus. by Richard Courtney (July 28, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52171-9), ages 4–6; and Thomas the Tank Engine: The Very First Stories (July 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52335-5), ages 4–8.

Aaron the Alligator by P.D. Eastman takes center stage in Aaron Is Cool (July 28, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-553-51237-3) and Aaron Loves Apples and Pumpkins (July 28, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-553-51234-2), ages 4–6. Step into Reading Comic Reader continues with Elephant Joe, Brave Firefighter! by David Wojtowycz (May 26, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-385-37406-4), ages 4–6. Richard Scarry’s Smokey the Fireman (July 14, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-385-39140-5), joins Richard Scarry Books, ages 4–6. Wild Kratts rolls along with Wild Predators by Chris Kratt and Martin Kratt (July 28, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52472-7), ages 4–6. The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library offers Out of Sight Till Tonight! All About Nocturnal Animals by Tish Rabe (Mar. 24, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-375-87076-7), ages 5–8. Step 3 Step into Reading Science Reader swims along with Stingrays! Underwater Fliers by Carole Gerber, illus. by Isidre Mones (May 26, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-449-81308-9), ages 5–8.

Ballpark Mysteries by David A. Kelly, illus. by Mark Meyers, presents Ballpark Mysteries #10: The Rookie Blue Jay (Feb. 24, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-385-37875-8) and Ballpark Mysteries #11: The Tiger Troubles (Apr. 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-385-37878-9), ages 6–9. New to Icky Ricky by Michael Rex is Icky Ricky #5: The Two-Dollar Dirt Shirt (May 26, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-385-37559-7), ages 6–9. Joining Babymouse is Babymouse #19: Bad Babysitter by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm (Apr. 14, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-307-93162-7), ages 7–10. Not-So-Impossible Tales carries on with Cakes in Space by Philip Reeve, illus. by Sarah McIntyre (May 26, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-385-38792-7), ages 7–10. Stubby by Kate Klimo, illus. by Tim Jessell (July 7, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-385-39243-3), is new to Dog Diaries, ages 7–10. Magic Tree House picks up Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #32: Sharks and Other Predators: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #53: Shadow of the Shark by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce, illus. by Carlo Molinari (July 28, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-385-38641-8), and Magic Tree House: Animal Games and Puzzles by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce, illus. by Sal Murdocca (Apr. 28, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-553-50840-6), ages 7–10.

Disney/Pixar Inside Out offers Inside Out Junior Novelization (May 5, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3312-9), ages 9–12. Jinni Wars by Amber Lough gains The Blind Wish (July 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-385-36980-0), ages 12–up. Princesses of Myth by Esther Friesner continues with Deception’s Pawn (Apr. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-449-81867-1), ages 12–up.

Random House/Crown

Mad Scientist Academy: The Dinosaur Disaster by Matthew McElligott (July 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52374-4). Academy students are monsters tasked with solving science disasters using high-tech handbooks, their unique monster powers, and the scientific method in this series debut. Ages 5–8.

A Dragon’s Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans by Laurence Yep and Joanne Ryder, illus. by Mary GrandPré (Mar. 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-385-39228-0), relates the story of Crusty dragon Miss Drake and her new pet human, precocious Winnie. Ages 8–12.

My Near-Death Adventures (99% True!) by Alison DeCamp (Feb. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-39044-6). Stan is on a mission to find his long-lost father in the logging camps of Michigan in 1895, and he’s documenting all of it in his scrapbook. This debut novel includes 200 black-and-white 19th century advertisements and photos. Ages 8–12.

Nightborn by Lou Anders (July 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-39036-1) is the sequel to Frostborn. Ages 8–12.

Breakout by Kevin Emerson (Feb. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-385-39112-2). When Anthony’s angst-ridden rock and roll lyrics go viral, he’s unwittingly cast as the school rebel in this Seattle-set novel. Ages 12–up.

Even When You Lie to Me by Jessica Alcott (June 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-385-39116-0). In this debut novel, high school senior Charlie falls for her smart, funny, hot English teacher. Ages 14–up.

Random House/Del Rey

Alive by Scott Sigler (July 14, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0-553-39310-1). In this sci-fi adventure, a group of teens wake up in a mysterious corridor with no knowledge of who they are or how they got trapped. Ages 12–18.

Random House/Delacorte

I Text Dead People by Rose Cooper (June 9, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-385-74391-4). Eighth grader Annabel Craven accidentally becomes a guide who can bridge the gap between the living and the dead with her cell phone. Ages 8–12.

Henry Hubble’s Book of Troubles by Andy Myer (Feb. 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-385-74439-3) offers an illustrated exposé on one boy’s troubles in school and at home. Ages 9–12.

Raising Rufus by David Fulk (June 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-74464-5) depicts what happens when an average 11-year-old boy becomes the parent of a giant T-rex. Ages 9–12.

Saving Mr. Terupt by Robert W. Buyea (July 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-74355-6). Tables are turned in this third book about Mr. Terupt, in which it’s the teacher who could use some help from the kids. Ages 9–12.

The Boys of Fire and Ash by Meaghan McIsaac (May 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-74445-4). Abandoned at birth, the Brothers of the Ikkuma Pit fend for themselves, each training their Little Brother to survive until they turn 16, and their Leaving Day arrives. Ages 10–up.

The Disappearance of Emily H. by Barrie Summy (May 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-73943-6). Raine decides to use her supernatural gift for good when she realizes that the cliquey group of girls know more than they’re saying about Emily’s disappearance. Ages 10–up.

The Third Twin by CJ Omololu (Feb. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-385-74452-2). Identical twins are stalked and impersonated by the imaginary third sister they made up as kids. Ages 12–up.

The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten (Mar. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-553-50786-7) is a romantic mystery that offers an exploration of teens dealing with OCD. Ages 12–up.

Tether by Anna Jarzab (Mar. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-385-74279-5). This sequel to Tandem continues Sasha’s tale of rebellion and romance that spans parallel worlds. Ages 12–up.

The Wondrous and the Wicked by Page Morgan (Apr. 14, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-385-74315-0) concludes the Dispossessed supernatural romance trilogy set in 1899 Paris. Ages 12–up.

Bloodkin by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes (Apr. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-74305-1). This sequel to Bloodwitch is second in the Ma’evra trilogy set in the world of vampires and shape-shifters. Ages 12–up.

Charmed by Michelle Krys (May 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-385-74339-6). In this sequel to Hexed, Indie risks her life to save her friend Paige after she is abducted and taken to an alternate dimension. Ages 12–up.

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella (June 9, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53651-5). Audrey’s recovery from an anxiety disorder finally gains some momentum when she befriends her brother’s gaming teammate. Ages 12–up.

Make It Messy: My Perfectly Imperfect Life by Marcus Samuelsson and Veronica Chambers (June 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-74400-3) is a YA adaptation of chef Marcus Samuelsson’s memoir Yes, Chef, which tells his life story and encourages young people to embrace their mistakes and follow their dreams. Ages 12–up.

A Matter of Heart by Amy Fellner Dominy (May 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-385-74443-0). Sixteen-year-old Abby Lipman is on track to qualify for the Olympic swimming trials when she’s diagnosed with a deadly heart condition. Ages 12–up.

Off the Page by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer, illus. by Yvonne Gilbert (May 19, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53556-3). Delilah and her prince, Oliver, must face life in the regular real world in the sequel to Between the Lines. Ages 12–up.

The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent (June 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-385-74417-1) begins a new series about a girl who must join forces with rogue exorcists to save her sister and, ultimately, humanity. Ages 12–up.

No Such Person by Caroline B. Cooney (July 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-385-74291-7). Seemingly innocent sibling rivalry is at the center of this thriller set in a summer town on the Connecticut River. Ages 12–up.

Stone Rider by David Hofmeyr (July 14, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-385-74473-7). Tribes of teenagers ride semi-sentient mechanical bykes in a brutal race that could help them escape their dustbowl town. Ages 12–up.

Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton (Feb. 10, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-385-74407-2). Quin has trained her entire life to become a Seeker, a protector of the weak and the wronged, only to find out everything she thought she knew is a lie. Ages 14–up.

The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey (Apr. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-385-74465-2) launches an urban fantasy trilogy about Echo, a human girl caught in the middle of an ancient magical war. Ages 14–up.

The Fearless by Emma Pass (Apr. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-385-74447-8). This futuristic thriller tells the story of 17-year-old Cass and her fight to protect her younger brother from a terrifying enemy. Ages 14–up.

Shredder by Niall Leonard (Apr. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-385-74365-5) closes the Crusher series set amidst the warring factions of the London underworld. Ages 14–up.

The Hunted by Matt de la Peña (May 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-385-74122-4). This sequel to The Living is a survival story that follows teenager Shy in the aftermath of “The Big One.” Ages 14–up.

The Rules by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie (June 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-385-74100-2). Robin has no idea what she’s in for when she accepts an invitation to one of Callabrese High’s most exclusive parties and joins a scavenger hunt. Ages 14–up.


Melonhead is back in Melonhead and the Later Gator Plan by Katy Kelly (Mar. 10, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-385-74166-8), ages 8–12.

Random House/Disney

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Disney Princess adds Sweets and Treats by Kristen Depken (July 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3353-2) and Tidy-Up Time with Cinderella by Andrea Posner-Sanchez, illus. by Sue DiCicco (July 28, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3408-9), ages 2–5; Disney Princess Joke Book by Courtney Carbone (July 28, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3414-0), Three Royal Birthdays! by Andrea Posner-Sanchez, illus. by Francesco Legramandi and Gabriella Matta (July 28, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3403-4), Winter Fun for Everyone! by Irene Trimble (July 28, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3416-4), Jasmine and the Star of Persia (July 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3048-7), ages 3–7; and How to Be a Princess by Courtney Carbone (July 28, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3415-7), ages 6–9. Disney Planes soars along with Just Wing It! by Frank Berrios (July 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3410-2), ages 3–7.

Joining Disney Princess: Palace Pets are Palace Pets Ultimate Handbook by Andrea Posner-Sanchez (July 28, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3421-8) and Petite’s Winter Wonderland by Amy Sky Koster (July 28, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3355-6), ages 3–7; Inside Out Step into Reading #2 (Disney/Pixar Inside Out) by (May 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3318-1). A retelling of the new DisneyPixar film, Inside Out. Ages 4–6. Inside Out Chapter Book #2 (Disney/Pixar Inside Out) by Tracey West (July 28, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3430-0), ages 6–9. and Pumpkin: Cinderella’s Dancing Pup by Tennant Redbank (July 28, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3423-2) and Treasure: Ariel’s Curious Kitten by Tennant Redbank, illus. by Francesco Legramandi and Gabriella Matta (Apr. 28, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3346-4), ages 6–9.

New to Disney Frozen are Frozen Story Collection (July 28, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3435-5) and Sparkle Magic! by (July 28, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3366-2), ages 3–7; and Anna & Elsa #3: A Warm Welcome by Erica David, illus. by William Robinson, Francesco Legramandi, and Gabriella Matta (Mar. 10, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3289-4), Anna & Elsa #4: The Great Ice Engine by Erica David (May 12, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3431-7), and Anna & Elsa #5: The Polar Bear Piper by Erica David (July 28, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3436-2), ages 6–9.

Tie-ins to the June 2015 Disney/Pixar film Inside Out include Inside Out Big Golden Book (May 5, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3313-6), Inside Out Glitter Board Book (July 28, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3438-6), and Inside Out Pictureback with Tattoos (May 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3314-3), ages 3–7; Inside Out Deluxe Step into Reading #1 (May 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3316-7), ages 4–6; and Inside Out Chapter Book #1 by Tracey West (July 28, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3429-4) and Inside Out Digest Journal (May 5, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3286-3), ages 6–9.

Disney Infinity ramps up with Ready to Play! by Victoria Saxon (July 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3427-0), ages 5–8; Ice Race! by Amy Weingartner (July 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3424-9), and Toy Box Trouble! (Feb. 10, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3326-6) and Treasure Hunt! (Feb. 10, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3327-3) by Amy Weingartner, illus. by Fabio Laguna, ages 6–9. Never Girls by Kiki Thorpe greets Before the Bell (Apr. 28, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3304-4) and On the Trail (July 28, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3306-8), ages 6–9.

Random House/Doubleday

Home Tweet Home by Courtney Dicmas (Apr. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-38535-0). Tired of sharing the nest with eight little siblings, Pippi and Burt fly off to see the big, wide world. Ages 3–7.

I Don’t Want to Be a Frog by Dev Petty, illus. by Mike Boldt (Feb. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-37866-6). Frog wants to be anything but a frog, until a hungry wolf sets him straight. Ages 3–7.

Mom School by Rebecca Van Slyke, illus. by Priscilla Burris (Mar. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-38892-4), offers a kid’s-eye view of what would happen if Mom went to school. Ages 3–7.


Freckleface Strawberry by Julianne Moore, illus. by LeUyen Pham, adds Backpacks! (July 14, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-385-39195-5; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-385-39194-8) and Lunch, or What’s That? (July 14, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-385-39192-4; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-385-39191-7), ages 4–6.

Random House/Golden

Football with Dad by Frank Berrios, illus. by Brian Biggs (July 14, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-385-37925-0). Every Sunday, a boy and his dad watch football on TV, and then go outside to play their own game. Ages 2–5.

I’m a Ballerina! by Sue Fliess, illus. by Joey Chou (July 14, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-49758-8), invites readers to a girl’s ballet class. Ages 2–5.

We’re Getting a Pet! by Sue Fliess, illus. by Jana Christy (July 14, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-385-37554-2), features a family’s trip to the animal shelter to select just the right pet. Ages 2–5.


Blaze and the Monster Machines zoom along with Mighty Monster Machines by Steve Lambe (July 28, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52456-7), ages 2–5. Little Golden Book Fairy Tale Favorites by Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, illus. by Gordon Laite and Sheilah Beckett (July 14, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-385-37914-4). The Twelve Dancing Princesses, The Wild Swans, and The Blue Book of Fairy Tales come together with new art, Little Golden Book Mommy Stories by Jean Cushman, Sharon Kane, Margo Lundell, illus. by Eloise Wilkin (Mar. 10, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-385-39273-0). A collection of mommy-themed Little Golden Books is a tribute to mothers featuring We Help Mommy; Baby Dear; and Mommies: All About the Work They Do, and Little Golden Book Poky Little Puppy Tales by Janette Sebring Lowrey, illus. by Gustaf Tenggren (July 14, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-553-51208-3). All the Poky Little Puppy stories in one volume. Ages 2–5.

Bubble Guppies Little Golden Book Favorites (July 28, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52115-3). A hardcover storybook collection of three Little Golden Books featuring Nickelodeon’s Bubble Guppies and The Big Book of Monster Machines (July 28, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52458-1), ages 3–7. Joining Paw Patrol is Puppy Birthday to You! by Fabrizio Petrossi (July 28, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52277-8), ages 2–5. Thomas & Friends by Rev. W. Awdry adds Fall 2015 Movie Little Golden Book (July 28, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52074-3), ages 2–5, and Thomas & Friends Fall 2015 Movie Big Golden Book (July 28, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52076-7), ages 3–7. Julius Jr. greets Chihuahua Power! by Andrea Posner-Sanchez, illus. by Eren Unten (July 28, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52388-1), ages 3–5.

Richard Scarry Books continue with Richard Scarry’s Boats (July 14, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-385-39269-3) and Richard Scarry’s Planes (July 14, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-385-39270-9), up to age 3; Richard Scarry’s The Gingerbread Man by Nancy Nolte, illus. by Richard Scarry (July 14, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-385-37619-8), ages 2–5; Richard Scarry’s Busy, Busy World by Richard Scarry (July 14, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-385-38480-3) and Richard Scarry’s What Do People Do All Day? by Richard Scarry (July 14, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52059-0), ages 3–7. Wallykazam adds Dragon Hiccups by Kristen Depken, illus. by Benjamin Burch (July 28, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52310-2), ages 2–5. Bubble Guppies gains Bubble Kitty! by Mary Man-Kong, illus. by Eren Unten (July 28, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52114-6), ages 3–7. New to Dora and Friends is Dragon in the School by Mary Tillworth, illus. by Brenda Goddard and Dan Haskett (July 28, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52089-7), ages 3–7. Little Golden Book Daddy Stories by (Mar. 10, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-553-49762-5). A collection of daddy-themed Little Golden Books includes We Help Daddy, Animal Daddies, and My Daddy. Ages 4–6. And DC Super Friends grows with The Big Book of DC Super Friends by Frank Berrios (July 28, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-553-50773-7), ages 5–9.

Random House/Golden/Disney


Disney Junior: Henry Hugglemonster welcomes The Hugglefish by Andrea Posner-Sanchez, illus. by Fabio Laguna and James Gallego (July 28, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3360-0), ages 2–5. Disney/Pixar Inside Out tie-ins to the June feature film include Inside Out Little Golden Book (May 5, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3321-1), ages 2–5. Disney Junior: Sheriff Callie’s Wild West offers Time to Fly! by Andrea Posner-Sanchez, illus. by Jason Fruchter (July 28, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3362-4), and Doc McStuffins Little Golden Book Library (July 28, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-7364-3407-2). Five Doc McStuffins Little Golden Books are collected in one box set, Sofia the First Little Golden Book Favorites by Andrea Posner-Sanchez, illus. by Grace Lee (July 28, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3406-5). Three Sofia the First Little Golden Books in one hardcover volume, Jake and the Never Land Pirates by Andrea Posner-Sanchez (July 28, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3404-1). Hardcover collection features three Jake and the Never Land Pirates Little Golden Books, Dora and Friends welcomes All of My Friends! by Mary Tillworth (July 28, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52090-3), is a box set of four board books featuring the characters from Nickelodeon’s Dora and Friends. Ages 2–5.

Disney Junior: Sofia the First issues Two Princesses and a Baby by Andrea Posner-Sanchez (July 28, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3358-7), ages 2–5. Disney Princess: Palace Pets ramps up with Teacup to the Rescue! by Andrea Posner-Sanchez, illus. by Sue DiCicco (July 28, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3364-8), ages 2–5, and Cute, Sweet, & Petite! by Amy Sky Koster (July 28, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3412-6), ages 3–7. New Disney Frozen books are Olaf’s Perfect Day by Andrea Posner-Sanchez (July 28, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3356-3), ages 2–5, and Anna Is Our Babysitter (July 28, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3405-8), ages 3–7. And Disney welcomes Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Disney Little Golden Book by Diane Muldrow (July 28, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3425-6), ages 12–up.

Random House/Knopf

Welcome Home, Bear: A Book of Animal Habitats by Il Sung Na (July 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-75375-3). Bear visits animal habitats around the world and comes to appreciate his own home. Up to age 3.

Fly! by Karl Newsom Edwards (Mar. 24, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-385-39283-9). With perseverance and help from his garden friends, Fly discovers his special talent. Ages 2–5.

Leo Lionni’s 123: A Lift-the-Flap Counting Book (Mar. 10, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-553-49936-0) and Leo Lionni’s Paint Box: A Lift-the-Flap Color Book (Mar. 10, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-553-49937-7) use art from Lionni’s books to introduce concepts. Ages 2–5.

Small Elephant’s Bathtime by Tatyana Feeney (Mar. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-553-49721-2). Small Elephant hides from his mother when he does not want to take a bath. Ages 2–5.

Uh-Oh! by Shutta Crum, illus. by Patrice Barton (Apr. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-75268-8), is a nearly wordless story about a toddler’s seashore adventure. Ages 2–5.

Apes A-Go-Go! by Roman Milisic, illus. by A. Richard Allen (July 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53363-7). A band of well-meaning but clumsy apes are trying to clean up a formerly tidy town with disastrous results. Ages 3–7.

Duncan the Story Dragon by Amanda Driscoll (June 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-75507-8). When Duncan the dragon reads a story his imagination—and his book—catch fire. Ages 3–7.

Feet, Go to Sleep by Barbara Bottner, illus. by Maggie Smith (May 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-449-81325-6). Young Fiona recalls her day at the beach as she relaxes her body from head-to-toe before bed. Ages 3–7.

Monkey: Not Ready for Kindergarten by Marc Brown (July 7, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-553-49658-1). Monkey is anxious about starting kindergarten. Ages 3–7.

Ninja Bunny by Jennifer Gray Olson (June 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-75493-4). A little bunny wants to become an awesome ninja. Ages 3–7.

Playful Pigs from A to Z by Anita Lobel (July 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-553-50832-1). Twenty-six pigs wander out of their pen one day to find a magical field full of alphabetic delights. Ages 3–7.

Room for Bear by Ciara Gavin (Mar. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-75473-6). Bear discovers that finding a house that fits isn’t as important as finding a home where he belongs. Ages 3–7.

There’s No Such Thing as Little by LeUyen Pham (Apr. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-385-39150-4). This die-cut picture book emphasizes that “little” is just a state of mind. Ages 3–7.

How to Surprise a Dad by Jean Reagan, illus. by Lee Wildish (Mar. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-553-49836-3), offers tips on how to celebrate Dad with everyday surprises and great big ones. Ages 5–8.

Miss Hazeltine’s Home for Shy and Fearful Cats by Alicia Potter, illus. by Birgitta Sif (May 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-75334-0). Crumb the kitten must overcome his fears to save the lady he loves. Ages 5–8.

Sprout Street Neighbors: Five Stories by Anna Alter (Apr. 14, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-385-75558-0) kicks off a series about Henry, Violet, Emma, Wilbur, and Fernando who are neighbors in the same apartment building and also friends. Ages 6–9.

Julia and the Art of Practical Travel by Lesley M.M. Blume (Mar. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-75282-4). When her grandmother dies and the family estate is sold, 11-year-old Julia and her aunt must take to the road to find Julia’s long-lost mother. Ages 8–12.

The Penderwicks in Spring by Jeanne Birdsall (Mar. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-375-87077-4). Springtime finally arrives on Gardam Street, bringing both happy and unwelcome surprises for the Penderwicks. Ages 8–12.

The Black Reckoning by John Stephens (Apr. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-375-86872-6) concludes the Books of Beginning fantasy adventure trilogy. Ages 8–12.

Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk by Liesl Shurtliff (Apr. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-75579-5) delivers a fresh perspective on the familiar fairy tale. Ages 8–12.

The Whisperer by Fiona McIntosh (Apr. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-553-49827-1). The lives of a runaway prince and a carnival pauper become intertwined as each is compelled to fight for his life and his family in this fantasy-adventure. Ages 8–12.

Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones, illus. by Katie Kath (May 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-75552-8). Twelve-year-old Sophie feels like a fish out of water when she and her parents move from Los Angeles to the farm they’ve inherited from a great uncle. Ages 8–12.

The Wonder Journal by R. J. Palacio (July 14, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-553-49907-0) is a keepsake companion to the novel Wonder. Ages 8–12.

The Cottage in the Woods by Katherine Coville (Feb. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-75573-3) reimagines the tale of Goldilocks and introduces a young she-bear governess. Ages 10–up.

The Prom Goer’s Interstellar Excursion by Chris McCoy (Apr. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-375-85599-3). Just a few days before prom, Bennett’s dream prom date Sophie gets abducted by aliens and he heads into space to save her. Ages 12–up.

5 to 1 by Holly Bodger (May 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-385-39153-5) provides a dark look at the near future as shaped by gender selection told though the alternating perspectives of two Indian teens who dare to challenge the system. Ages 12–up.

Show and Prove by Sofia Quintero (July 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-375-84707-3) is a coming-of-age story about two boys finding their way in the South Bronx in the mid-1980s. Ages 12–up.

I Remember You by Cathleen Davitt Bell (Feb. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-385-75455-2). College-bound Juliet and Marine Corps–bound Lucas find their love tested when Lucas claims to know the future because he’s already lived it. Ages 14–up.

Denton Little’s Deathdate by Lance Rubin (Apr. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-553-49696-3). In a world where everyone knows the day on which they will die, Denton’s deathdate falls on the day of his senior prom and his final hours are far more dramatic than he ever imagined. Ages 14–up.

Mindwalker by A.J. Steiger (June 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-553-49713-7). In the future, Lain has been trained as a Mindwalker who can enter another person’s mind and erase the memories that haunt them the most. Ages 14–up.


The Flying Beaver Brothers return in The Flying Beaver Brothers and the Crazy Critter Race by Maxwell Eaton III (Mar. 10, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-385-75469-9), ages 6–9. And The Singular Menace gains Outrage by John Sandford and Michele Cook (July 14, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-385-75309-8), ages 14–up.

Random House/Lamb

Nightbird by Alice Hoffman (Mar. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-38958-7). Twig wonders if she can help break the spell that a witch cast on her family 200 years ago. Ages 10–up.

We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen (May 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-553-49686-4). The worlds of brainiac Stewart and popular girl Ashley collide when Stewart and his dad move in with Ashley and her mother. Ages 12–up.

Random House/Corey

Spooky Pookie by Sandra Boynton (July 28, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-553-51233-5). Piglet Pookie stars in a rhyming Halloween tale. Up to age 3.

Random House/Schwartz & Wade

Rosie Goes to Preschool by Karen Katz (July 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-37917-5). Rosie shows readers around her preschool. Ages 2–5.

The House That’s Your Home by Sally Lloyd-Jones, illus. by Jane Dyer (Feb. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-375-85884-0), is an ode to a warm family and all the things that make a child feel loved. Ages 3–7.

Little Bird Takes a Bath by Marisabina Russo (Mar. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-37014-1). A little bird in the big city searches for the perfect puddle. Ages 3–7.

R Is for Rocket: An ABC Book by Tad Hills (July 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52228-0). Rocket the dog—who inspires kids to read and write—introduces the alphabet. Ages 3–7.

Tell Me What to Dream About by Giselle Potter (Apr. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-385-37423-1). Readers journey with two sisters into the world of dreams in this bedtime book. Ages 3–7.

Over in the Wetlands: A Hurricane-on-the-Bayou Story by Caroline Rose, illus. by Rob Dunlavey (July 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-449-81016-3), depicts animal families preparing for an impending hurricane in their Bayou habitat. Ages 4–8.

Rufus the Writer by Elizabeth Bram, illus. by Chuck Groenink (July 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-385-37853-6). Instead of a lemonade stand, creative kid Rufus opens a story stand and receives some interesting trades for his wares. Ages 4–8.

Lillian’s Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by Jonah Winter, illus. by Shane W. Evans (July 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-385-39028-6). An elderly African-American woman, en route to vote, remembers her family’s tumultuous voting history. Ages 5–9.

Another Kind of Hurricane by Tamara Ellis Smith (July 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-553-51193-2). In this debut novel, two very different characters—a black boy who loses his home in Hurricane Katrina and a white boy in Vermont who loses his best friend in a tragic accident—come together to find healing. Ages 9–12.

Random House Australia

(dist. by IPG)

Love You, Dad by Alana Wulff (May 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-0-85798-278-0). A girl expresses her love for her dad via sayings, photos and illustrations. All ages.

Alligator in an Anorak by Daron Parton (May 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-85798-309-1) is an alphabet book. Up to age 5.

Stories for 6 Year Olds edited by Linsay Knight (June 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-85798-481-4). Ages 5–7.

Stories for 7 Year Olds edited by Linsay Knight (June 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-85798-479-1). Ages 6–8.

Stories for 8 Year Olds edited by Linsay Knight (June 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-85798-475-3). Ages 7–9.

Stories for 9 Year Olds edited by Linsay Knight (June 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-85798-477-7). Ages 8–10.

Henry Lawson Treasury by Henry Lawson, illus. by Oslo Davis (May 1, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-85798-513-2). A treasury of classic verses and short stories from one of Australia’s well-known writers. Ages 11–up.

Australia’s Greatest Landmarks & Locations by Virginia Grant (Apr. 1, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-85798-388-6) celebrates the many diverse landmarks and locations in Australia. Earth. Ages 12–up.


Robert Irwin Dinosaur Hunter continues with The Wilderness Collection: 4 Books in 1 by Robert Irwin (Apr. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-85798-515-6). Discover a world of prehistoric adventure with Robert Irwin in stories five through eight. Ages 7–9. Billy Slater by Patrick Loughlin, illus. by Nahum Ziersch grows with Chip and Chase (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-85798-270-4) and Show and Go (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-85798-268-1), ages 7–9. Clementine Rose by Jacqueline Harvey launches with Clementine Rose and the Famous Friend (July 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-74275-755-1), Clementine Rose and the Farm Fiasco (May 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-74275-547-2), Clementine Rose and the Perfect Present (May 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-74275-545-8), Clementine Rose and the Pet Day Disaster (Apr. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-74275-543-4), Clementine Rose and the Seaside Escape (June 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-74275-751-3), Clementine Rose and the Surprise Visitor (Apr. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-74275-541-0), and Clementine Rose and the Treasure Box (June 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-74275-753-7), ages 7–9.

Alice-Miranda continutes with Alice-Miranda in Japan by Jacqueline Harvey (July 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-74275-759-9), as Alice-Miranda sets out to find travel, treasure, and trickery in bustling Tokyo; Alice-Miranda in Paris (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-74275-288-4), in which Alice-Miranda is in for some très chic sightseeing, singing, and fashion in Paris; Alice-Miranda Shines Bright (June 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-74275-290-7), when mysteries abound at home, and Alice-Miranda is on the case; and Alice-Miranda Shows the Way (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-74275-117-7) in a race to the finish as Winchesterfield gets set for its annual show. Ages 8–12. Lulu Bell is back in Lulu Bell and the Pyjama Party (May 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-85798-303-9) and Lulu Bell and the Tiger Cub (May 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-85798-301-5) by Belinda Murrell, illus. by Serena Geddes, ages 7–9. And Caesar the War Dog offers Caesar the War Dog: Operation Green Parrot by Stephen Dando-Collins (May 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-0-85798-471-5), ages 8–12.


(dist. by IPG)

Nelson Mandela by Frances Ridley (Apr. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-78322-454-8) looks at the extraordinary life and achievements of this African activist and statesman. Ages 9–12.

Drama Club by Marie-Louise Jensen (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-78322-457-9). A group of friends involved in their local youth drama club prepare for a big play and all the offstage drama it entails. Ages 9–up.

Remy Brunel and the Circus Horse by Sharon Gosling (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-78322-469-2). When two new magicians arrive to work at the circus, Remy and Matthias must decide whether they can trust the strangers. Ages 9–up.

School for Supervillains by Louie Stowell (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-78322-460-9). Mandrake wants to be a superhero—but will her supervillain parents ever approve? Ages 9–up.


ReadZone Picture Books issues Hattie the Dancing Hippo by Jillian Powell, illus. by Emma Dodson (June 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-78322-508-8), ages 3–8, and Pet to School Day by Hilary Robinson, illus. by Tim Archbold (June 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-78322-471-5), ages 5–8. Joining The Time Detectives by Alex Woolf are The Disappearance of Danny Doyle (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-78322-458-6) and The Mystery of Maddie Musgrove (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-78322-459-3), ages 9–11. Essential Classics adds The Count of Monte Cristo retold by Pauline Francis (June 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78322-031-1); Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde (June 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78322-060-1); Journey to the Centre of the Earth (June 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78322-064-9); Les Miserables (Apr. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78322-418-0); Oliver Twist (May 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78322-069-4); The 39 Steps (Apr. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78322-268-1); The Three Musketeers (Apr. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78322-419-7). Ages 10–up.

Red Chair

(dist. by Lerner)


Tales of Honor Suzanne I. Barchers expands with Bunyip in the Moon: A Tale from Australia (Mar. 1, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-1-939656-77-3); Raven Brings Back the Sun: A Tale from Canada (Mar. 1, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-1-939656-80-3); and Shipwrecked Sailor: A Tale from Egypt (Mar. 1, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-1-939656-86-5); and Brothers and the Star Fruit Tree: A Tale from Vietnam by Suzanne I. Barchers (Mar. 1, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-1-939656-83-4). Ages 6–up. Setting the Stage for Fluency adds Exploring the West: Tales of Courage on the Lewis and Clark Expedition by Maggie Mead (Mar. 1, hardcover, $27.93, ISBN 978-1-939656-65-0); Runaway Train: Saved by Belle of the Mines and Mountains by Wim Coleman, Pat Perrin (Mar. 1, hardcover, $27.93, ISBN 978-1-939656-71-1); Steam! Taming the River Monster by Wim Coleman, Pat Perrin (Mar. 1, hardcover, $27.93, ISBN 978-1-939656-74-2); and Suffrage Sisters: The Fight for Liberty by Maggie Mead (Mar. 1, hardcover, $27.93, ISBN 978-1-939656-68-1). Ages 9–up.

Red Deer

(dist. by Ingram)

Fatima and the Clementine Thieves by Mireille Messier (May 15, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-88995-529-5). Fatima wonders how to save her grandfather’s clementine orchard from the damage done by trampling elephants. Ages 6–8.

The Birdman: A Journey with the Underground Railroad’s Most Daring Abolitionist by Troon Harrison (May 15, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-88995-506-6). A picture-book biography of an Underground Railroad hero. Ages 7–10.

Dark Matters by Joan Marie Galat (May 30, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-88995-515-8) introduces the idea of light pollution to young scientists. Ages 9–up.

Cut Off by Jamie Bastedo (May 14, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-0-88995-511-0) spotlights a teen’s addiction to the Cyber World—and the Northern adventure in Canada that saved his life. Ages 12–up.

Regnery Kids

(dist. by Perseus)


Freddy the Frogcaster hops along with Freddy the Frogcaster and the Huge Hurricane by Janice Dean (July 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62157-260-2), ages 4–8.

Rizzoli International/Universe

(dist. by Random House)

The Inside-Outside Book of London by Roxie Munro (Mar. 31, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-7893-2913-4). From riding atop a double-decker bus down Regent Street to watching the Queen’s Royal Procession, this book offers a taste of all things London. All Ages. Puff by William Wondriska (Mar. 17, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-7893-2911-0) reissues a 1960s-era children’s book starring a small steam engine who gets the chance to prove his mettle when a newer modern engine breaks down and needs his help. Ages 5–9.


(dist. by Ingram)

The Apple Tree: A Modern Cherokee Story by Sandy Tharp-Thee, illus. by Marlena Campbell Hodson (Feb. 17, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-937054-03-8), is a modern-day Cherokee story about a boy who comes to the rescue of an impatient apple seedling, told in both English and Cherokee. Ages 3–12.

The Boy Who Carried Bricks: A True Story by Alton Carter (Mar. 10, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-937054-34-2). The African-American author explains his dreams for a loving family and safe home as a result of his difficult childhood in the foster system. Ages 9–16.


A Once Upon the West Fairy Tale gains Snow White and the Seven Burros by Erin Zwiener, illus. by Merisha Sequoia Lemmer (May 19, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-937054-71-7), ages 3–12.

Rowman & Littlefield/Down East

(dist. by NBN)

Muddy Boots: Outdoor Activities for Children by Liza Gardner Walsh (Mar. 1, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60893-370-9) provides a range of hands-on outdoor activities for kids, including mud play, forts, animal tracking and forest wisdom, foraging, and bird feeding. Ages 3–10.

Little Loon by Fran Hodgkins, illus. by Karel Hayes (May 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60893-372-3), traces the birth and first summer of a loon chick on a New England lake, ending with the loon’s migration for the winter. Ages 4–8.

Rowman & Littlefield/Taylor Trade

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Do Princesses... greets Do Princesses Make Happy Campers? by Carmela LaVigna Coyle, illus. by Mike Gordon (Feb. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-63076-054-0), ages 3–7.

Royal Swan Enterprises/Alazar

(dist. by IPG)

By Trolley Past Thimbledon Bridge by Ashley Bryan, illus. by Marvin Bileck (May 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-9793000-4-2). A trolley-ride dream adventure featuring the illustrations of late Caldecott Honor artist Marvin Bileck. Ages 4–8.

Running Press Kids

(dist. by Consortium)

Daredevil Duck by Charlie Alder (May 12, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-7624-5456-3). Daredevil Duck, a true scaredy-cat, must overcome his fears to help his new friend in trouble. Ages 3–6.

Go, Pea, Go! by Joe Moshier and Chris Sonnenburg (Apr. 28, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-7624-5678-9) is a potty training book featuring Pea Junior, who is in a race and he must go, go, go! Ages 3–7.

Butterfly Park by Elly MacKay (May 26, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-7624-5339-9). A girl rallies the neighbors to plant flowers and bring back the butterflies that have long been missing from Butterfly Park. Ages 3–up.

The Perfect Percival Priggs by Julie-Anne Graham (May 26, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-7624-5506-5). Though Percy tries to fit into his seemingly perfect family, his parents assure him they are proud of him exactly as he is. Ages 3–up.

My Life in Dioramas by Tara Altebrando (Apr. 28, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-7624-5681-9). Twelve-year-old Kate works through her feelings about moving from the only home she has ever known by creating dioramas of each room. Ages 8–12.

Seed by Lisa Heathfield (Mar. 10, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-7624-5634-5). At 15, Pearl begins to question things about the isolated cult-like community that is her home. Ages 13–up.

When You Leave by Monica Ropal (Apr. 7, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-7624-5455-6). Cass who believes that everyone who loves her leaves her, must cope with more loss when her secret boyfriend is killed. Ages 13–up.

Surviving Santiago by Lyn Miller-Lachmann (June 2, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-7624-5633-8). Romance and intrigue abound as 16-year-old Tina travels to her homeland of Chile in 1989 to reconnect with the liberal journalist father she has not seen in eight years. Ages 13–up.