Lifeskills in Action adds Money Skills, a five-book set in which important aspects of managing money are explored in books that have a nonfiction and fiction side when flipped, including: Living on a Budget/Road Trip by Jane Gardner and P.J. Grey (Apr. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-68021-000-2); Managing Credit/High Cost by Jane Gardner and P.J. Gray (Apr. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-68021-012-5); Opening an Account/The Guitar by Susan Rose Simms (May 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-68021-005-7); Planning to Save/Something Big by Susan Rose Simms (Apr. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-68021-013-2); and Using Coupons/Get the Deal by Jane Gardner, P.J. Gray (Apr. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-68021-014-9). Ages 8–18. The Red Rhino hi-lo chapter books series gains nine titles, including Body Switch by M.G. Higgins (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-62250-944-7), Clan Castles by Evan Jacobs (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-62250-921-8), Fight School by Jeff Gottesfeld (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-62250-919-5), ages 9–12. Red Rhino continues with Ghost Mountain by Anne Schraff (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-62250-897-6); Killer Flood by Jeff Gottesfeld (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-62250-946-1); Standing by Emma by Jeff Gottesfeld (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-62250-920-1); and Zuze and the Star by Vicki C. Hayes (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-62250-915-7). Ages 9–12.

The Summit Middle School hi-lo series by Shannon Freeman kicks off with The Most Beautiful Bully (Apr. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-68021-006-4) and Silentious (Apr. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-68021-007-1), ages 10–14. Six new entries in the Yesterday’s Voices history series by Dee Phillips include Dream of America (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-62250-914-0), Pirate (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-62250-913-3), and Samurai (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-62250-909-6), Resistance Fighter by Dee Phillips (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-62250-912-6); Vietnam by Dee Phillips (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-62250-911-9); Viking by Dee Phillips (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-62250-910-2); Ages 10–18. And A Heart Like Ringo Starr by Linda Oatman High (May 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-62250-968-3), ages 14–18. Gravel Road greets Varsity 170 by Evan Jacobs (May 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-62250-889-1), ages 14–15. The latest Hip-Hop Biographies are Beyoncé (Mar. 1, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-62250-927-0), Dr. Dre (Mar. 1, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-62250-928-7), Pharrell (Mar. 1, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-62250-926-3), and Sean Combs (Mar. 1, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-62250-929-4), ages 14–18. Port City High by Shannon Freeman gains Accident (Feb. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-62250-772-6), Listed (Feb. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-62250-773-3), Port in Pieces (Feb. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-62250-775-7), and Traumatized (Feb. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-62250-774-0), ages 14–18.

Sasquatch/Little Bigfoot

(dist. by Random House)

Alaska’s Three Little Pigs by Arlene Laverde, illus. by Mindy Dwyer (Feb. 10, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-57061-974-8). A retelling of the traditional fable adapted to board book. Ages up to 2.

Wiggle-Waggle Woof 1, 2, 3: A Counting Book by Cherie B. Stihler, illus. by Michael Bania (Feb. 10, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-57061-978-6). Readers can count tails, booties, and harnesses in this board book that shows what it takes to prepare sled dogs for racing. Ages up to 2.

Elliott the Otter: The Totally Untrue Story of Elliott, Boss of the Bay by John Skewes, illus. by Eric Ode (Apr. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-57061-952-6). A bossy otter thinks he’s responsible for all the boat and animal activity in Seattle’s Elliott Bay. Ages 3–7.

Little Kunoichi, the Ninja Girl by Sanae Ishida (May 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-57061-954-0). Little Kunoichi is struggling with the lessons at her ninja school but when she meets a boy from the nearby samurai school, they team up to practice together. Ages 3–7.

Alaska’s Snow White and Her Seven Sled Dogs by Mindy Dwyer (Feb. 10, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-57061-975-5), reimagines the tale with a Far North setting that includes sled dogs and an ice festival. Ages 4–8.

My Wilderness: An Alaskan Adventure by Claudia McGehee (Mar. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-57061-950-2) recounts the visit of nine-year-old Rocky Kent III and his artist father, Rockwell Kent II to Alaska’s remote Fox Island in 1918. Ages 5–9.

Arrow to Alaska: A Pacific Northwest Adventure by Hannah Viano (Apr. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-57061-949-6). Six-year-old Arrow travels by ship from Seattle to Alaska to visit his grandfather. Ages 5–9.


Larry Gets Lost sails on with Larry Gets Lost Under the Sea by John Skewes, illus. by Eric Ode (Apr. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-57061-925-0), ages 3–7.


Chesapeake Play Day by Zora Aiken and David Aiken, illus. by David Aiken (Apr. 28, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-4883-9). Two puppies leave the family farm for a day of play in Chesapeake country. Ages 5–8.

Olly Explores 7 Wonders of the Chesapeake Bay by Elaine Ann Allen, illus. by Kelli Nash (May 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-4938-6), introduces facts and highlights the ecosystem of the Bay via Olly the Otter’s playful adventure. Ages 5–8.


The Amazing Stardust Friends #1: Step into the Spotlight! (Feb. 24, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-545-75753-9; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-75752-2) and The Amazing Stardust Friends #2: Be a Star! (Apr. 28, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-545-75755-3; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-75754-6) by Heather Alexander, illus. by Diane Le Feyer, begin a series that spotlights four girls who live and work at the Stardust Circus. Ages 6–8.

Doodle Jump: Doodle Book by Scholastic (Feb. 24, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-545-83349-3) is a print version of the popular drawing app. Ages 7–10.

Neon Aliens Ate My Homework: And Other Poems by Nick Cannon, illus. by Nick Cannon, Art Mobb, caliFAWNia, et al. (Feb. 24, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-545-72281-0), blends the worlds of poetry and hip-hop. Ages 7–10.

Deluxe Essential Handbook (Pokémon) by Scholastic (July 28, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-0-545-79566-1). This revised and updated edition has stats and facts on over seven hundred Pokémon. The book includes sixty-four new pages focusing on the new Kalos characters that just debuted in the Pokémon X & Y video games. Ages 7–10.

#Prehistoric: Follow the Dinosaurs by John Bailey Owen (Feb. 24, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-545-82341-8) introduces dinosaur facts in the language, format, and symbols of social media. Ages 8–12.

The 39 Clues: Doublecross, Book 1: Mission Titanic by Jude Watson (Feb. 24, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-545-74781-3) and The 39 Clues: Doublecross, Book 2 by C. Alexander London, Scholastic (July 28, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-545-76743-9) launch a new spin-off of the multiplatform series. Ages 8–12.

Minecraft: Blockopedia by Alex Wiltshire (Feb. 24, hardcover, $49.99, ISBN 978-0-545-82011-0) is a reference tool to the computer game for beginners and more experienced players alike. Ages 9–up.

Vendetta by Catherine Doyle (Feb. 24, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-545-69982-2). This debut, set near modern-day Chicago, focuses on the fierce rivalry between two warring families involved in a dangerous underworld. Ages 14–up.


Joining Clifford is Clifford Goes to Kindergarten by Norman Bridwell (Apr. 28, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-545-82335-7), ages 3–5. Peppa Pig is back in Peppa’s Chalk ABCs (July 28, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-545-82111-7), Peppa Goes Swimming, illus. by Eone (Apr. 28, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-545-83491-9), and Peppa’s Windy Fall Day (July 28, picture book, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-545-84818-3), ages 3–5.

Scholastic Reader Level 1 adds The Long Dog by Eric Seltzer (July 28, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-545-74632-8), ages 4–6; and Biggety Bat: Chow Down, Biggety! by Ann Ingalls, illus. by Aaron Zenz (June 30, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-545-66264-2), ages 5–7. El Chavo grows with El Chavo: 8×8 #3 (July 28, picture book, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-545-84235-8) and El Chavo: 8×8 #4 (July 28, picture book, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-545-84236-5) by Maria Dominguez and Juan Pablo Lomban, ages 4–8. Ricky Ricotta stars in revamped editions by Dav Pilkey, illus. by Dan Santat, including Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs. the Stupid Stinkbugs from Saturn (Feb. 24, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-545-63121-1; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-545-63014-6) and Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs. the Uranium Unicorns from Uranus (June 30, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-545-63123-5; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-545-63015-3), ages 4–8.

Lego DC Super Heroes presents Space Justice! (July 28, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-545-82556-6), ages 4–8. New to Scooby-Doo! Readers is Scooby-Doo! Untitled TV Reader by Sonia Sander (June 30, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-545-82611-2), ages 4–8. Shopkins takes off with Shopkins: The Ultimate Collector’s Guide (Feb. 24, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-545-83602-9) and Shopkins: Welcome to Shopville (Apr. 28, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-545-84228-0), by Jenne Simon, ages 4–8. Owl Diaries flies on with Owl Diaries #2: Eva Sees a Ghost (A Branches Book) by Rebecca Elliott (May 26, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-545-78784-0; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-78783-3), ages 5–7. Dragon Masters adds Secret of the Water Dragon (Feb. 24, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-545-64630-7; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-64628-4) and Power of the Fire Dragon (July 28, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-545-64632-1; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-64631-4) by Tracey West, illus. by Graham Howells, ages 6–8.

Lego Ninjago releases Readers #11–13 by Kate Howard, ages 6–8; and Chapter Books: The Search for Zane by Howard (Feb. 24, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-75054-7) and Breakout by Tracey West (Apr. 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-82551-1), ages 7–10. The Notebook of Doom by Troy Cummings returns with Flurry of the Snombies (Mar. 31, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-545-79551-7; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-79550-0) and Charge of the Lightning Bugs (June 30, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-545-79554-8; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-79555-5), ages 6–8. Joining Scholastic Reader Level 2 is Katie Fry, Private Eye: The Lost Kitten by Katherine Cox, illus. by Vanessa Brantley Newton (Apr. 28, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-545-66672-5), ages 6–8. And Scholastic Discover More gains Hurricane Katrina by Sean Callery (May 26, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-545-82956-4), ages 6–8.

I Survived offers I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 by Lauren Tarshis (Feb. 24, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-65846-1), ages 7–10. Lego Star Wars issues Vader’s Secret Missions by Ace Landers, illus. by Ameet Studio (Apr. 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-83557-2), ages 7–10. Jason Tharp’s Monsta Doodle kicks off with On the Road (Apr. 28, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-545-83965-5) and Monsta Doodle: Shine On! (May 26, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-545-83964-8), ages 7–10.

Minecraft adds the following updated editions: Minecraft: Combat Handbook by Stephanie Milton (Apr. 28, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-545-82323-4), Minecraft: Construction Handbook by Matthew Needler and Phil Southam (Apr. 28, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-545-82325-8), Minecraft: Essential Handbook by Stephanie Milton, Paul Soares Jr., and Jordan Maron (Apr. 28, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-545-82326-5), and Minecraft: Redstone Handbook by Nick Farwell (Apr. 28, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-545-82324-1), ages 8–12. Spirit Animals rolls along with The Evertree by Marie Lu (Mar. 31, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-545-53521-2), ages 8–12. Star Wars continues with Jedi Academy #3 by Jeffrey Brown (July 28, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-545-62126-7), ages 8–12. Ten True Tales issues Heroes of Hurricane Katrina by Allan Zullo (July 28, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-545-83123-9), ages 8–12. TombQuest ventures on with #2: Amulet Keepers—Library Edition by Michael Northrop (Apr. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-78289-0). The Egyptian adventure continues in book 2! Ages 8–12.

Scholastic/Blue Sky

How Do Dinosaurs Stay Safe? by Jane Yolen, illus. by Mark Teague (Feb. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-439-24104-5). Dinosaurs offer safety tips on such things as crossing the street and encountering a stranger. Ages 3–5.


Peek-a-Boo Zoo by Joyce Wan (June 30, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-545-75042-4) is an animal board book filled with large lift-the-flaps. Up to age 3.

This Little Piggy: A Fingers & Toes Nursery Rhyme Book by Natalie Marshall (May 26, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-545-76761-3) launches a line of titles focused on classic action rhymes and finger plays. Up to age 3.

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly! by Lucille Colandro, illus. by Jared D. Lee (June 30, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-545-83152-9). The story based on the original rhyme is now a board book! Ages 2–4.

Are You My Daddy? by Ilanit Oliver, illus. by Guy Parker-Rees (Apr. 28, novelty book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-545-77558-8). This look-and-find novelty book features all sorts of daddy and animals and their little ones. Ages 3–5.

Counting Dogs by Eric Barclay (May 26, novelty book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-545-78392-7). Ten dogs learn to count from one to 10 by watching the animals in their neighborhood. Ages 3–5.

My Barnyard! A Read and Play Book! by Betty Ann Schwartz and Lynn Seresin, illus. by John Bendall-Brunello (June 30, novelty book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-545-69077-5). The inaugural volume in a board book series that features large puzzle pieces that won’t get lost. Ages 3–5.

Red Light, Green Light by Yumi Heo (June 30, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-545-74463-8) is a lift-the-flap board book all about road signs and signals. Ages 3–5.

Ten Flying Brooms by Ilanit Oliver, illus. by Kyle Poling (June 30, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-545-81336-5), presents a spooky counting story. Ages 3–5.

Believe It or Not, My Brother Has a Monster! by Kenn Nesbitt, illus. by David Slonim (June 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-65059-5), delivers a rhyming cumulative tale with a monster twist of an ending. Ages 5–7.

First Grade, Here I Come! by Tony Johnston, illus. by David Walker (June 30, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-545-20143-8) takes an informative and playful tour of a first-grade classroom. Ages 5–7.

What I Saw in the Teachers’ Lounge by Jerry Pallotta, illus. by Howard McWilliam (June 30, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-545-38473-5), imagines what teachers do every day in the teachers’ lounge. Ages 5–7.

Scholastic/Chicken House

The Girl With the Glass Bird: A Knight’s Haddon Boarding School Mystery by Esme Kerr (Mar. 31, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-69984-6). When feisty Edie is sent to a remote school to spy on fragile Anastasia, she never imagines that they’ll become best friends instead—and discover an ominous plot that puts both their lives in danger. Ages 8–12.

My Brother’s Secret by Dan Smith (July 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-77155-9) provides a fictitious, personalized take on the real-life rebel German youth group during WWII, the Edelweiss Pirates. Ages 8–12.

Big Game: Movie Tie-in Edition by Daniel Smith (Feb. 24, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-545-76635-7). In this tie-in to the forthcoming film, a boy on a wilderness hunt becomes entangled in intrigue when he happens upon the President of the U.S. in the escape pod of a crashed Air Force One. Ages 10–14.

Scholastic/Scholastic en Español

¡Un día una señora se tragó una mosca! by Lucille Colandro, illus. by Jared D. Lee (May 26, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-79543-2). A Spanish edition of There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly! Ages 4–8.


Hombre Mosca buzzes on with Hombre Mosca y Frankenmosca by Tedd Arnold (June 30, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-545-75709-6). Spanish edition of Fly Guy and Frankenfly. Ages 4–8.

Lego Las Leyendas de Chima brings the Legends of Chima comics series into Spanish editions with Eris al rescate by Marilyn Easton (May 26, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-545-79548-7). Ages 6–8. Ninjago ushers in Maestros de Spinjitzu (Lector No. 2) by Tracey West (May 26, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-545-81982-4). Ages 6–8.

Las hadas de la moda brings the Fashion Fairies series into Spanish with #1: Miranda, el hada de la belleza by Daisy Meadows (May 26, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-72361-9); #2: Claudia, el hada de los accesorios (May 26, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-72362-6); #3: Tyra, el hada diseñadora (May 26, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-72360-2); #4: Alexa, el hada reportera de moda (May 26, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-72359-6); #5: Jennifer, el hada estilista (May 26, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-72357-2); #6: Brooke, el hada fotógrafa (May 26, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-72355-8); and #7: Lola, el hada de los desfiles (May 26, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-72354-1). Ages 7–10.


Jampires by Sarah McIntyre and David O’Connell (June 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-81663-2). Sam sets a trap to catch the culprits who have sucked all the jam out of his doughnuts. Ages 3–5.

Close to the Wind by Jon Walter (May 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-81662-5). In this debut novel, 10-year-old war refugee Malik must summon all his courage and resourcefulness to survive. Ages 10–14.

Thirteen Chairs by Dave Shelton (July 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-81665-6) collects a baker’s dozen ghost stories. Ages 12–up.

Shadow of the Wolf by Tim Hall (May 26, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-545-81664-9) begins a trilogy that reimagines the adventures of Robin Hood. Ages 14–up.



The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix by Ann M. Martin, illus. by Raina Telgemeier, adds The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1: Kristy’s Great Idea (Full Color Edition) (Apr. 28, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-545-81386-0; paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-545-81387-7) and The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #2: The Truth About Stacey (Full Color Edition) (June 30, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-545-81388-4; paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-545-81389-1), ages 8–12. Joining Bone is BONE #1: Out from Boneville (Tribute Edition) by Jeff Smith (Feb. 24, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-545-80070-9), containing 32 pages of bonus artwork by 16 award-winning illustrators, ages 5–up. Cleopatra in Space offers Cleopatra in Space #2: The Thief and the Sword by Mike Maihack (Apr. 28, hardcover, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-545-52844-3; paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-545-52845-0), ages 8–12.


Dress Up Your Own Paper Pups (Feb. 1, kit, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-79864-8) packages five double-sided paper puppies and assorted dress-up accessories. Ages 6–up.

Nail Art (Feb. 1, kit, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-545-80264-2). Ages 6–up.

Prankster Magic by April Chorba (Feb. 1, kit, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-545-80545-2) contains easy pranks and quick tricks as well as fake IDs and fake gum. Ages 8–up.

Shrink & Link Jewelry (Feb. 1, kit, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-545-80544-5) allows kids to craft their own jewelry with the designs and materials provided. Ages 10–up.

Tiny Stitches by Linda Olbourne (Feb. 1, kit, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-545-80547-6) offers supplies and instructions for aspiring embroiderers. Ages 10–up.


The Princess and the Pony by Kate Beaton (June 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-63708-4). Princess Pinecone desperately wants a horse for her birthday, but she doesn’t quite get the horse of her dreams. Ages 4–8.

The Best Friend Battle by Lindsay Eyre, illus. by Charles Santoso (Mar. 31, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-62027-7; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-545-62028-4). Sylvie pulls out all the stops when she learns that George has set his sights on stealing her best friend, Miranda. Ages 7–10.

Lucky Strike by Bobbie Pyron (Feb. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-59217-8). When Nate survives a lightning strike on his birthday, he suddenly has all the good luck in the world, for the moment at least. Ages 8–12.

The Search for Baby Ruby by Susan Shreve (May 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-41783-9). Jess and her sister Teddy mount a frantic search when their sleeping baby sister disappears from the hotel room where the family is staying. Ages 8–12.

Tyme #1: Grounded: The Adventures of Rapunzel by Megan Morrison (Apr. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-63826-5) launches a fantasy series that retells the story of Rapunzel. Ages 10–14.

The Kidney Hypothetical: Or How to Ruin Your Life in Seven Days by Lisa Yee (Mar. 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-23094-0). Everything goes wonky when Higgs Boson Bing’s girlfriend asks him a hypothetical question about whether he’d give her a kidney. Ages 12–up.

Playing a Part by Daria Wilke, trans. by Marian Schwartz (Mar. 31, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-545-72607-8), is a YA novel featuring openly gay characters that was first published in Russia in 2013, an act prohibited there by law. In it, Grisha deals with reactions to his sexual identity while spending time in his favorite place, the puppet theater where his parents work. Ages 12–up.

The World Within: A Novel of Emily Brontë by Jane Eagland (Mar. 31, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-545-49295-9) peeks into the mind and life of the young author as she finds her voice. Ages 12–up.

The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough (Apr. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-66834-7). In 1920s Seattle, Flora and Henry are pawns in a game being played by the characters (and adversaries) Love and Death. Ages 12–up.

I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest (May 26, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-545-62085-7). May believes that her late friend Libby might still be alive when she begins to see Libby’s artwork pop up on the streets around town and in a webcomic. Ages 12–up.

The Porcupine of Truth by Bill Konigsberg (May 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-64893-6) takes readers on an epic road trip with teen Carson and runaway Aisha that includes family history, gay history, and a long-missing grandfather. Ages 14–up.

Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older (June 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-59161-4). In this debut YA fantasy, Sierra discovers shadow-shaping, a magic that infuses ancestral spirits into paintings, music, and stories and then tries to take down the killer who is taking out the shadow-shapers. Ages 14–up.

Scholastic/Scholastic Nonfiction


Ten True Tales continues with Crime Scene Investigators by Allan Zullo (June 30, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-545-81811-7), stories of real-life crime scene investigators; Heroes of 9/11 (June 30, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-545-81813-1), stories of real-life heroes during the attacks on 9/11; Secret Agent (June 30, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-545-81814-8), stories of real-life kid spies; and World War II Heroes (June 30, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-545-81841-4), stories of real-life heroes from World War II. Ages 8–12.


Little Red’s Riding ’Hood by Peter Stein, illus. by Chris Gall (Feb. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-60969-2), delivers a revved-up version of the familiar tale, with characters that are vehicles. Ages 3–5.

Such a Little Mouse by Alice Schertle, illus. by Stephanie Yue (Mar. 31, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-64929-2), explores the world with a diminutive mouse during the seasons of the year. Ages 3–5.

Ten Pigs: An Epic Bath Adventure by Derek Anderson (Apr. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-16846-5). A crowded tub sets the scene for a sudsy counting story. Ages 3–5.

Prince of a Frog by Jackie Urbanovic (May 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-63652-0) flips the Frog Prince around, and has Hopper the frog looking for a princess to turn him into a prince. Ages 3–5.

Scarecrow Magic by Ed Masessa, illus. by Matt Myers (June 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-69109-3). Scarecrow and his friends have a playtime adventure after nightfall. Ages 3–5.

The Sky Is Falling! by Mark Teague (June 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-63217-1). Chicken Little starts a dance craze when she thinks the sky is falling in this spin on a favorite tale. Ages 3–5.

8: An Animal Alphabet by Elisha Cooper (July 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-47083-4) introduces hundreds of animals, because for each letter of the alphabet eight animals are pictured. Ages 3–5.

Pepper & Poe by Frann Preston-Gannon (July 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-68357-9). Old cat Pepper gets his fur up when new kitten Poe comes to stay. Ages 3–5.

Scholastic Paperbacks


Whatever After adds Bad Hair Day by Sarah Mlynowski (Mar. 31, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-545-62729-0), ages 8–12.


What Waits in the Woods by Kieran Scott (Mar. 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-69111-6). Four teenage friends encounter a charismatic stranger and stumble upon a dead body during a camping trip. Ages 12–up.

The Eternal City by Paula Morris (May 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-25133-4) is a tale of mythology, romance, and mystery set in present-day Rome. Ages 12–up.

All We Have Is Now by Lisa Schroeder (July 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-80253-6). As a devastating meteor heads toward Earth, Emerson and Vince try to make the most of their last day. Ages 12–up.

Scholastic/Scholastic Press

The Finisher by David Baldacci (Mar. 3, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-545-65226-1). Nobody has ever left the village of Wormwood until Quentin Herms vanishes into the unknown. Vega knows Quentin didn’t just leave – he was chased. And he’s left behind a very dangerous trail of clues that only she can decode. Ages 10–14.

Lawless by Jeffrey Salane (Feb. 24, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-545-45030-0), ages 8–12.


Anything Could Happen by Will Walton (May 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-70954-5). In this YA debut, small-town boy Tretch is in love with his straight best friend and struggles with coming out. Ages 12–up.

Scholastic Nonfiction

Watch Out Below! 3-D Battle of the Sharks by Lisa Regan (June 30, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-545-82957-1) is packaged with a pair of 3-D glasses that allow readers to get a new view of underwater predators. Ages 6–8.

Really? Ocean by Penelope Arlon (Feb. 24, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-545-80650-3) delivers information about oceans from scientists in the field. Ages 7–10.

What You Really Need to Know (July 28, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-545-82626-6) contains hundreds of lists and thousands of facts on a range of subjects. Ages 8–12.


What If You Had... continues with What If You Had Animal Feet? by Sandra Markle, illus. by Howard McWilliam (Feb. 24, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-73312-0), ages 4–8. Scholastic Reader Level 2 picks up Icky Sticky Readers: Scary Snakes (Mar. 31, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-80649-7) and Deadly Dinosaurs July 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-83347-9) by Laaren Brown, ages 6–8. Scholastic Reader, Level 3: When I Grow Up adds Michelle Obama by Mary Kay Carson (July 28, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-545-82892-5), ages 6–8, and Sally Ride by Annmarie Anderson, illus. by Gerald Kelley (Feb. 24, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-545-60983-8), ages 6–8.

Scholastic Paperbacks


The Baby Animal Rescue Fairies, a new Rainbow Magic series by Daisy Meadows, debuts with Mae the Panda Fairy (July 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-70844-9), Kitty the Tiger Fairy (July 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-70846-3), Mara the Meerkat Fairy (July 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-70850-0), Savannah the Zebra Fairy (July 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-70853-1), Kimberly the Koala Fairy (July 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-70854-8), Rosie the Honey Bear Fairy (July 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-70855-5), and Nora the Arctic Fox Fairy (July 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-70856-2), ages 7–10. Battle Bugs by Jack Patton launches with The Lizard War (May 26, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-70741-1), The Spider Siege (May 26, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-70742-8) and The Poison Frog Assault (July 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-70744-2), ages 7–10. New to Disaster Strikes is Volcano Blast by Marlane Kennedy (Feb. 24, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-53047-7), ages 7–10.

Geronimo Stilton and the Kingdom of Fantasy welcomes The Enchanted Charms by Geronimo Stilton (May 26, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-545-74615-1), ages 7–10. Creepella Von Cacklefur continues with A Suitcase Full of Ghosts: A Geronimo Stilton Adventure by Geronimo Stilton (July 28, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-545-74611-3), ages 7–10. Geronimo Stilton is back in The Treasure of Easter Island by Geronimo Stilton (June 30, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-545-74614-4), ages 7–10. New to Geronimo Stilton Cavemice by Geronimo Stilton are I’m a Scaredy-Mouse! (Feb. 24, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-545-74616-8) and Surfing for Secrets (June 30, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-545-74617-5), ages 7–10. The Galactic Goal by Geronimo Stilton (Apr. 28, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-545-74620-5) joins Geronimo Stilton Spacemice, ages 7–10. And The Hunt for the Curious Cheese by Geronimo Stilton (Mar. 31, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-545-79151-9) is a Geronimo Stilton Special Edition ages 7–10.

Thea Stilton is on the case in Thea Stilton and the Lost Letters by Thea Stilton (May 26, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-545-65602-3), ages 7–10. Little Rhino takes the field for The Best Bat (Mar. 31, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-67494-2; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-67493-5) and Dugout Hero (June 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-67497-3; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-67496-6) by Ryan Howard and Krystle Howard, illus. by Erwin Madrid, ages 7–10. Magic Animal Friends, a new fantasy series by Daisy Meadows, begins with Lucy Longwhiskers Gets Lost (May 26, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-68642-6), Molly Twinkletail Runs Away (May 26, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-68644-0), Ellie Featherbill All Alone (May 26, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-68646-4), and Bella Tabbypaw in Trouble (May 26, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-68648-8), ages 7–10.

The fairy book realm of author Daisy Meadows expands with the kick-off of The Magical Crafts Fairies series with Kayla the Pottery Fairy (Feb. 24, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-70829-6), Annabelle the Drawing Fairy (Feb. 24, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-70830-2), Zadie the Sewing Fairy (Feb. 24, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-70831-9), Josie the Jewelry Fairy (Feb. 24, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-70832-6), Violet the Painting Fairy (Feb. 24, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-70833-3), Libby the Writing Fairy (Feb. 24, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-70834-0), and Roxie the Baking Fairy (Feb. 24, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-70835-7), ages 7–10.

The Puppy Place by Ellen Miles grows with Gus (Apr. 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-72646-7), ages 7–10. Race the Wild, Kristin Earhart’s new series about kids racing through different wild animal habitats, launches with Rain Forest Relay (Apr. 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-77353-9) and Great Reef Games (Apr. 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-77354-6), ages 7–10. Chelsea the Congratulations Fairy by Daisy Meadows (Apr. 28, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-545-70826-5) is the newest Rainbow Magic Special Edition, ages 7–10.

Dear Dumb Diary Year Two greets Live Each Day to the Dumbest by Jim Benton (May 26, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-545-64258-3), ages 8–12. Ghosts of War offers Lost at Khe Sanh by Steve Watkins (Mar. 31, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-545-66587-2), ages 8–12. Goosebumps: Most Wanted greets A Nightmare on Clown Street by R.L. Stine (Feb. 24, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-545-62774-0), ages 8–12, and Trick or Trap is a Goosebumps: Most Wanted Special Edition by R.L. Stine (July 28, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-545-62778-8), ages 8–12.

Grimmtastic Girls adds Goldilocks Breaks In by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams (Apr. 28, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-545-78394-1), ages 8–12. Latest in The Haunted Museum series is The Cursed Scarab by Suzanne Weyn (Apr. 28, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-545-58849-2), ages 8–12.

Scholastic Press

The Octopuppy by Martin McKenna (Mar. 31, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-75140-7). Edgar wanted a dog. Instead, he got an octopus named Jarvis. Ages 3–5.

Audrey’s Tree House by Jenny Hughes, illus. by Jonathan Bentley (Apr. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-81327-3). Audrey asks her dad to build her a dream tree house. Ages 3–5.

Never Ask a Dinosaur to Dinner by Gareth Edwards, illus. by Guy Parker-Rees (Apr. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-81296-2), takes a peek at different animals’ bedtime routines. Ages 3–5.

Side by Side by Rachel Bright, illus. by Debi Gliori (Apr. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-81326-6), chronicles a mouse’s search for a best friend to stay by her side. Ages 3–5.

ABC School’s for Me! by Susan Katz, illus. by Lynn Munsinger (June 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-53092-7), serves up the ABCs of items found at school in a rhyming story. Ages 3–5.

Ice Cream Summer by Peter Sís (May 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-73161-4) presents a tongue-in-cheek version of summer that include a child’s earnest letters to Grandpa. Ages 4–8.

Monkey and Duck Quack Up! by Jennifer Hamburg, illus. by Edwin Fotheringham (Feb. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-64514-0). Best friends Duck and Monkey star in a rhyming romp. Ages 4–8.

Petlandia by Peter Hannan (Apr. 28, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-545-16211-1). In this illustrated chapter book, a family of pets sends their humans packing and declares the house an independent nation. Ages 7–10.

Emma Is on the Air #1: Big News! by Ida Siegal (Apr. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-68693-8; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-68692-1) kicks off a series about an aspiring mystery-solving journalist by real-life TV reporter Siegal, ages 7–10.

My Secret Guide to Paris by Lisa Schroeder (Feb. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-70808-1). Nora’s late grandmother has left her plane tickets and clues to a mystery-filled scavenger hunt in Paris, the city she’s dreamed of visiting. Ages 8–12.

Scare Scape (Feb. 24, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-545-74497-3) and Scare Scape: Book 2 (Mar. 31, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-545-52163-5) by Sam Fisher begins a series that features a creepy comic book, the discovery of a mysterious stone statue, and some monster-fighting action. Ages 8–12.

The Lost Track of Time by Paige Britt, illus. by Lee White (Mar. 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-53812-1). Penelope mysteriously falls into a hole in the calendar of her overscheduled life and finds a fantasy world where no one is in a rush. Ages 8–12.

Pieces and Players by Blue Balliett (Mar. 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-29990-9). Young sleuths embark on the search for 13 pieces of art stolen from one of the most secretive museums in the world. Ages 8–12.

Graceful by Wendy Mass (Apr. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-77313-3). In Willow Falls, Grace has the power to alter people’s fates and it tests her relationships. Ages 8–12.

The Unbelievable Top Secret Diary of Pig by Emer Stamp (Apr. 28, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-545-69466-7). Pig worries about his potential fate as Farmer’s roast as he teams with Duck to keep the Evil Chickens in their place. Ages 8–12.

The Way Home Looks Now by Wendy Wan-Long Shang (Apr. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-60956-2). Twelve-year-old Peter Lee wonders if his family can heal after a tragedy by bonding over the game they have always loved: baseball. Ages 8–12.

Woof by Spencer Quinn (Apr. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-64331-3). Dog detective Bowser and 11-year-old girl Birdie solves mysteries on the Louisiana coast Ages 8–12.

It Came from Ohio! My Life As a Writer by R.L. Stine (Apr. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-82891-8; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-545-82890-1). The creator of Goosebumps reveals what he was like as a child and what inspires his writing; he also shares family photos. Ages 8–12.

Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures by Maggie Stiefvater and Jackson Pearce (Apr. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-70926-2). Pip, a girl who can talk to magical creatures, and her aunt, a vet for magical creatures, try to save their town in this adventure-series starter. Ages 8–12.

Best Friend Next Door by Carolyn Mackler (May 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-70944-6). Hannah is not sure about the new neighbor, Emme, who moves into her former best friend’s house. Ages 8–12.

A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord (May 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-70027-6) explores the friendship between a small-town girl and the daughter of migrant workers. Ages 8–12.

How to Speak Dolphin by Ginny Rorby (May 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-67605-2). A dolphin plays a role in helping Lily and her autistic half-brother Adam strengthen their family. Ages 8–12.

Into the Killing Seas by Michael P. Spradlin (June 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-72602-3). The story of young WWII soldiers stranded on a sinking ship in the Pacific circled by sharks was inspired by true events. Ages 8–12.

Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan (Feb. 24, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-439-87402-1). An ages-old harmonica enchanted by the spirits of three sisters and a love of music is the common thread linking the disparate stories of three children in Ryan’s tale. Ages 10–14.

Mark of the Thief by Jennifer A. Nielsen (Feb. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-56154-9) begins a magical mystery-adventure series set in Julius Caesar’s Rome. Ages 10–14.

Salt & Stone by Victoria Scott (Feb. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-53748-3). Tella remains a Contender in the Brimstone Bleed in order to save her brother in this sequel to Fire & Flood. Ages 12–up.

Backlash by Sarah Littman (Mar. 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-65126-4). Online life and real-life collide in dramatic fashion when Lara is ridiculed on Facebook. Ages 12–up.

Rook by Sharon Cameron (Apr. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-67599-4) is a romantic fantasy-adventure. Ages 12–up.

Adrift by Paul Griffin (July 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-70939-2). Four very different teens must figure out how to survive when they become lost at sea in this suspenseful YA novel. Ages 12–up.

The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury (Feb. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-81062-3). In this romantic fantasy, 16-year-old Twylaa kills with her touch and is forced into the role of an executioner of the kingdom. She’s also engaged to the prince. Ages 14–up.

When My Heart Was Wicked by Tricia Stirling (Feb. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-69573-2). After her father dies, 16-year-old Lacy is torn between her stepmother and mother, and the light and dark magic that each of them brings out in her. Ages 14–up.

Lying Out Loud: A Companion to The DUFF by Kody Keplinger (Apr. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-83109-3). Two friends plan an elaborate scheme, entangling them with the new guy at school who has fallen for one of them. Ages 14–up.


Hot Rod Hamster by Cynthia Lord, illus. by Derek Anderson, revs up with Hot Rod Hamster and the Haunted Halloween Party! (July 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-81529-1; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-545-81528-4), ages 4–8. Tony Baloney welcomes Pen Pal by Pam Muñoz Ryan, illus. by Edwin Fotheringham (June 30, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-545-65037-3), ages 5–7. Joining Ranger in Time is Danger in Ancient Rome by Kate Messner, illus. by Kelley McMorris (June 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-63918-7; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-545-63917-0), ages 7–10. The Hypnotists picks up The Dragonfly Effect by Gordon Korman (July 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-50336-5), ages 8–12. Lawless by Jeffrey Salane issues Justice (Mar. 31, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-45031-7), ages 8–12. TombQuest gains Amulet Keepers by Michael Northrop (Apr. 28, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-545-72339-8), ages 8–12. New to UFiles is Alexander’s Army by Chris d’Lacey (May 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-60880-0), ages 8–12. Whatever After offers Beauty Queen by Sarah Mlynowski (Apr. 28, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-545-74654-0), ages 8–12. And Winter Turning by Tui T. Sutherland (June 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-68537-5) joins Wings of Fire, ages 8–12.

Scholastic Reference


Fly Guy Presents buzzes on with Fly Guy Presents: Bats by Tedd Arnold (June 30, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-545-77813-8), ages 5–7. Scholastic Discover More Reader Level 2 adds Hurricane Katrina by Gail Tuchman (May 26, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-545-82954-0), ages 6–8.

Second Story

(dist. by Orca)

War in My Town by E. Graziani (Apr. 1, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-927583-71-5). A teen’s life is upended when her Italian town becomes a center of fighting in the last months of WWII. Ages 12–16.


Rosie the Red returns in Tilt Your Head, Rosie the Red by Rosemary McCarney, illus. by Yvonne Cathcart (Apr. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-927583-59-3), ages 4–8. I’m a Great Little Kid by Kathryn Cole, illus. by Qin Leng, adds Reptile Flu: A Story About Communication (Apr. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-927583-61-6) and Never Give Up: A Story About Self-Esteem (Apr. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-927583-60-9), ages 5–8. Gutsy Girl issues Connecting Dots by Sharon Jennings (Mar. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-927583-62-3), ages 9–13. The Choice by Kathy Clark (Mar. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-927583-65-4) is new to the Holocaust Remembrance series, ages 9–13. And The Secret of the Golden Flower by Caroline Stellings (Mar. 1, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-927583-63-0) is a new Nicki Haddon Mystery, ages 12–16.

Seven Stories/Triangle Square

(dist. by Random House)

Sex Is a Funny Word: A Book About Bodies, Feelings, and YOU by Cory Silverberg, illus. by Fiona Smyth (May 5, hardcover, $23.95, ISBN 978-1-60980-606-4), is a comic book resource about bodies, gender and sexuality. Ages 7–10.

The Mummy-Makers of Egypt by Tamara Bower (May 26, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60980-600-2) introduces mummies via the story of a family of embalmers in Ancient Egypt and uses illustrations in the art style of the time. Ages 7–10.

7th Generation

(dist. by Orca)


PathFinders adds Billy Buckhorn Paranormal by Gary Robinson (Mar. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-939053-08-4) and Walking Two Worlds by Joseph Bruchac, illus. by David Fadden (Mar. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-939053-10-7), ages 12–16.

Shadow Mountain

Silence by Deborah Lytton (Mar. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-60907-945-1). An aspiring Broadway musical star’s dreams are shattered when she suffers a freak accident that renders her deaf. Ages 12–up.


Cragbridge Hall by Chad Morris gains The Impossible Race (Mar. 3, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-60907-979-6), ages 8–up. A Tale of Light and Shadow (May 12, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-60907-981-9) and Secrets of Neverak (July 7, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-60907-978-9) by Jacob Gowans begin A Tale of Light and Shadow, a romantic fantasy-adventure series set in medieval times. Ages 12–up.

Silver Dolphin

(dist. by PGW)


Snuggle Puppet by Emma Goldhawk, illus. by Jonathan Lambert, ramps up with Cuddly Koala (Mar. 17, board book, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-62686-328-6) and Snuggle Bunny (Mar. 17, board book, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-62686-327-9), ages 2–up. Book & Learning Play Set greets Animal Counting (Mar. 17, kit, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-62686-190-9) and Animal Shapes & Colors (Mar. 17, kit, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-62686-192-3), illus. by Lee Krutop, ages 3–up. Farm Friends welcomes Busy Bunny by Kaitlyn DiPerna, illus. by Megan Coy Magnayon (Mar. 17, kit, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-62686-186-2), and Clara Cow by Melissa Cohen, illus. by Megan Coy Magnayon (Mar. 17, kit, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-62686-187-9), ages 3–up. Latest Friendship Tales include Dottie Dolphin Plays Hide-and-Seek (Mar. 17, board book, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-62686-344-6) and Ping Ping Panda’s Bamboo Journey (Mar. 17, board book, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-62686-345-3), illus. by Maurice Pledger, ages 3–up. Peter David Scott continues with Amazing Animals: A Nature Adventure, illus. by Peter David Scott (Mar. 17, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-62686-323-1), ages 3–up. Let’s Explore expands with Construction Site by Lori C Froeb (Mar. 17, kit, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-60710-910-5), ages 4–up.

Magnetic Learning picks up Dinosaurs by Richie Chevat (May 12, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-62686-332-3) and Safari by Elizabeth Krych (May 12, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-62686-333-0), ages 4–up. Animal Adventures adds Safari by Chana Stiefel (May 12, kit, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-62686-357-6), ages 5–up. New to Art on the Go! are Doodle Every Day (May 12, kit, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-62686-351-4) and Draw with Me (May 12, kit, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-62686-350-7) by Kaitlyn Diperna, illus. by Silvia Cheung, ages 5–6. I Love greets I Love Monster Trucks by Ian Graham (Apr. 14, kit, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-62686-297-5) and I Love Ponies by Annabel Savery (Apr. 14, kit, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-62686-295-1), ages 5–up. Junior Builder offers Racing Machines by Chris Oxlade, illus. by Gareth Llewhellin (Mar. 17, kit, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-62686-252-4), ages 5–up. Joining Earth Lab are Solar System by Jon Richards (June 9, kit, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-62686-301-9) and World Atlas by John Farndon (June 9, kit, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-62686-303-3), ages 6–up. Smithsonian Sticker Creations rolls along with Dinosaurs by Ruth Strother, illus. by Franco Tempesta (May 12, kit, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-62686-308-8) and Under the Sea by Emily Oachs (May 12, kit, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-62686-309-5), ages 6–up. Young Explorers introduces 50 States by Ruth Strother, illus. by Sara Lynn Cramb (Mar. 17, kit, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-62686-144-2), ages 6–up. Brainfood Doodle Mats adds Animals by Courtney Acampora, illus. by Sara Lynn Cramb (May 12, kit, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-62686-347-7) and Vehicles by Laura Dower, illus. by Sara Lynn Cramb (May 12, kit, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-62686-349-1). Ages 6–8. And new Pom-Pom Pals titles by Laura Clempson are Farm (Apr. 14, kit, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-62686-291-3) and Pets by Laura Clempson (Apr. 14, kit, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-62686-289-0), ages 7–up.

Simon & Schuster

Something Extraordinary by Ben Clanton (Jun. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-0358-0) urges readers to look around them to discover something extraordinary in ordinary things. Ages 4–8.

Where Are My Books? by Debbie Ridpath Ohi (May 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-6741-5). A boy investigates a squirrelly situation to track down his missing stories. Ages 4–8.

Pig and Pug by Lynne Berry, illus. by Gemma Correll (June 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-2131-7). Pig and Pug, two feisty, petite and portable pets—one in a pocket, one in a purse—try to become friends. Ages 4–8.

Float by Daniel Miyares (June 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-1524-8). A boy’s small paper boat and his large imagination star in this wordless picture book. Ages 4–8.

The Accidental Afterlife of Thomas Marsden by Emma Trevayne (July 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-9882-2). Thomas comes upon his own grave, and it’s not empty, in this novel set in a strange world of faery folk, death, and spiritualists. Ages 8–12.

Red Butterfly by A.L. Sonnichsen, illus. by Amy June Bates (Feb. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-1109-7). An orphaned girl in modern-day China discovers the meaning of family in this story told in verse. Ages 8–12.

The Only Game by Mike Lupica (Feb. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-0995-7). In this opener to the Home Team series, a young baseball star wonders if he can maintain his love of the game after he loses his brother. Ages 8–12.

The Orphan Army by Jonathan Maberry (May 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-1575-0) is first in the Nightsiders series in which Milo’s Louisiana bayou is overrun with alien bug invaders and magical creatures. Ages 8–12.

Attack of the Alien Horde by Robert Venditti, illus. by Dusty Higgins (June 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-0542-3), kicks off the Miles Taylor and the Golden Cape series about a boy suddenly thrust into the role of real-life superhero tasked with saving Earth from an alien invasion. Ages 9–12.

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han (June 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-2673-3). Lara Jean has more letters to write in the sequel to To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. Ages 12–up.

We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach (Mar. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-1877-5). Four high school seniors examine what matters most to them as an asteroid hurtles toward Earth. Ages 14–up.

The Last Leaves Falling by Sarah Benwell (June 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-3065-4). Benwell’s debut features a teen grappling with ALS and his decision to die. Ages 14–up.


Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective is back on the case in The Sweetest Heist in History by Octavia Spencer, illus. by Vivienne To (Mar. 31, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-7684-4), ages 8–12. Joining Spy School is Evil Spy School by Stuart Gibbs (Apr. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-9489-3), ages 8–12.


Galactic Hot Dogs 1: Cosmoe’s Wiener Getaway by Max Brallier, illus. by Rachel Maguire (May 5, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-2494-3), launches a series about a 13-year-old boy who cruises the cosmos in a flying food truck cooking Mega Dogs and fighting zombie space pirates. Ages 8–12.

Wilder Boys by Brandon Wallace (May 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-3264-1). Two brothers will need all their wilderness skills to survive when they set off into the woods of Wyoming in search of their absent father in this first book of a series. Ages 8–12.

Hunters of Chaos by Crystal Velasquez (June 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-2452-3). Four girls at a southwestern boarding school discover they have feline powers and must unite to stop an ancient evil in this adventure-series starter. Ages 8–12.

Crown of Three by J.D. Rinehart (June 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-2443-1) kicks off a fantasy series filled with family secrets, epic battles, and magic, billed as Game of Thrones for a younger audience. Ages 9–13.


Monsters Love Underpants by Claire Freedman, illus. by Ben Cort (May 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4252-7), is a new Underpants book, ages 4–7. Joining Five Kingdoms by Brandon Mull is Crystal Keepers (Mar. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-9706-1), ages 8–12. Island of Shipwrecks by Lisa McMann (Feb. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-9331-5) joins Unwanteds, ages 8–12. Dork Diaries rolls along with Dork Diaries 9 by Rachel Renée Russell (June 2, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-8769-7), ages 9–13.


Counting Crows by Kathi Appelt, illus. by Rob Dunlavey (Mar. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-2327-5). Readers help hungry crows avoid a feline foe in this concept book. Ages 3–7.

Bulldozer’s Big Day by Candace Fleming, illus. by Eric Rohmann (May 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-0097-8). The construction site celebrates Bulldozer’s birthday with a surprise. Ages 4–7.

One Word from Sophia by Jim Averbeck, illus. by Yasmeen Ismail (Jun. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-0514-0). Sophie learns that it just takes one word to get her birthday wish. Ages 4–8.

Click, Clack, Peep! by Doreen Cronin, illus. by Betsy Lewin (Feb. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-2411-0). Sleepy Farmer Brown has a new, very loud, duckling to deal with on the farm. Ages 4–8.

I Don’t Like Koala by Sean Ferrell, illus. by Charles Santoso (Apr. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-0068-8). A boy tries to, but just can’t, warm up to a creepy stuffed animal that keeps staring at him. Ages 4–8.

Good Morning to Me! by Lita Judge (May 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-0369-6). A cheerful parrot pushes the limits of early-morning energy. Ages 4–8.

Billy’s Booger by William Joyce and Moonbot (June 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-7351-5) offers the semiautobiographical tale of a boy who’d rather draw than do math or spell and eventually finds the perfect project to focus his creativity. Ages 4–8.

River Runs Deep by Jennifer Bradbury (July 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-6824-5). When a boy is sent to Mammoth Cave to fight a case of consumption, he never imagines he’ll also be fighting for the lives of a secret community of escaped slaves hidden there. Ages 9–13.

Firstborn by Tor Seidler, illus. by Chris Sheban (Mar. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-1017-5). Young wolf Lamar struggles to live up to the tough model set by his father Blue Boy, alpha male of the pack. Ages 9–14.

Three More Words by Ashley Rhodes-Courter (May 5, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-1557-6) is a follow-up to the author’s memoir about her harrowing years spent in foster homes, chronicling her efforts to make peace with her past. Ages 14–up.

Dime by E.R. Frank (May 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-3160-6) addresses the realities of teen prostitution in this story of a girl lost in the foster care system who is looking for someone to love her. Ages 14–up.

S&S/Beach Lane

Baby Love by Angela DiTerlizzi, illus. by Brooke Boynton Hughes (Apr. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-3392-2), celebrates the wonderful things about babies. Ages 4–8.

How to Draw a Dragon by Douglas Florian (Apr. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-7399-7) introduces a cast of whimsical dragons and instructions on how to draw them. Ages 4–8.

Beastly Babies by Ellen Jackson illus. by Brendan Wenzel (July 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-0834-0). This rhyming book showcases different kinds of baby animals. Ages 4–8.

The Great Good Summer by Liz Garton Scanlon (May 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-1147-9). Ivy and Paul hatch a secret plan to get to Florida, find Ivy’s missing mom, and say good-bye to the space shuttle (and Paul’s astronaut dreams). Ages 8–12.

S&S/Little Simon


Jeter Publishing welcomes fact-and-trivia-filled collector’s guide Derek Jeter’s Ultimate Baseball Guide 2015 by Larry Dobrow, illus. by Damien Jones (Feb. 17, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-2318-2), ages 8–10.


Fig by Sarah Elizabeth Schantz (Apr. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-2358-8). Fig copes with her mother’s schizophrenia and her own mental illness in this YA debut. Ages 14–up.


The Bear Books grow with Bear Counts by Karma Wilson, illus. by Jane Chapman (May 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-8092-6), ages 3–7. And Mouse-
heart gains Hopper’s Destiny by Lisa Fiedler, illus. by Vivienne To (Mar. 17, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-2089-1), ages 8–12.

S&S/Simon Pulse

Me Being Me Is Exactly as Insane as You Being You by Todd Hasak-Lowy (Mar. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-9573-9) is the story of a teen boy’s impulsive road trip after the shock of his lifetime, told entirely in lists. Ages 14–up.

Hit by Delilah S. Dawson (Apr. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-2339-7). In order to save her mother, a teen is forced to become an indentured assassin in this dystopian thriller. Ages 14–up.

The Remedy by Suzanne Young (Apr. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-3765-3). In this fantasy, a girl who can “become” anyone helps grieving families by taking the place of their lost loved one, and becomes entangled in a dangerous mystery. Ages 14–up.

Galgorithm by Aaron Karo, photos by Jill Watcher (May 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4063-9). High school matchmaker Shane Chambliss is content finding love for his classmates, until love finally finds him. Ages 14–up.

Last Year’s Mistake by Gina Ciocca (June 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-3223-8). Kelsey’s second chance for happiness is threatened when her old boyfriend moves to town in this debut novel. Ages 14–up.

Calling Maggie May by Anonymous (June 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-3902-2) is a first-person cautionary tale about how one girl’s seemingly minor choices quickly spiraled into a life as a sex worker. Ages 14–up.

Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls by Lynn Weingarten (July 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-1853-9). June doesn’t believe her friend Delia’s death was a suicide in a story of dark twists and turns. Ages 14–up.

Ruthless by Carolyn Lee Adams (July 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-2262-8). A teen struggles to retain hope and her sanity while on the run from a cunning and determined killer. Ages 14–up.

S&S/Simon Spotlight


Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood welcomes What Is Daniel Wearing? by Becky Friedman (Jan. 4, novelty, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-2899-6), ages 1–4; Big Brother Daniel by Angela Santomero (Jan. 6, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-3172-9), ages 1–5; Daniel Goes Out for Dinner by Maggie Testa (Jan. 6, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-2871-2), ages 3–5; Big Enough to Help by Becky Friedman (Jan. 6, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-2942-9), ages 3–6; and Baby Is Here! by Angela Santomero (Jan. 6, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-3013-5), and Daniel’s First Sleepover by Angela Santomero (Jan. 6, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-48142893-4), ages 3–7.

Tie-ins to the March DreamWorks feature film Home (an adaptation of Adam Rex’s The True Meaning of Smekday) include Home: Story of One Super Boov by Ellie O’Ryan (Feb. 10, paperback, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-0438-9) and Home: Welcome to Smekland by Ellie O’Ryan (Feb. 10, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-2583-4), ages 3–7; Home: Tip’s Tips on Friendship by Sheila Sweeny Higginson (Feb. 10, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-4814-2610-7), ages 3–7; and Home by Tracey West (Feb. 10, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-2606-0), ages 7–10.

Mike the Knight returns in Evie the Knight by Maggie Testa (Mar. 31, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-2758-6) and Fireless Dragon by Daphne Pendergrass (Mar. 31, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-2869-9), ages 3–7. Science of Fun Stuff by Jordan D. Brown continues with Innings and Outs of Baseball (Feb. 17, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-2861-3) and Thrills and Chills of Amusement Parks (Feb. 17, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-2858-3), ages 6–8.

It Takes Two by Belle Payton adds Even the Score (Jan. 20, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-1951-2) and Two Steps Back (Mar. 10, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-2518-6), ages 8–12. New to Secrets of the Manor by Adele Whitby is Betsy’s Story, 1934 (Jan. 20, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-2752-4), ages 8–12. Cupcake Diaries by Coco Simon gains Alexis’s Cupcake Cupid (Feb. 10, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-2864-4), ages 8–12. Clothes Minded (Feb. 17, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-2927-6) joins Sew Zoey by Chloe Taylor, ages 8–12.


Fetch by Jorey Hurley (Feb. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-8969-1) depicts the simple joy of a dog’s day at the beach. Ages 3–7.

The Incredible Space Raiders from Space! by Wesley King (Feb. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-2319-9). In this outer space adventure-mystery, Jonah suddenly wakes up on the floor of the space ship The Fantastic Flying Squirrel. Ages 8–12.

Footer Davis Probably Is Crazy by Susan Vaught, illus. by Jennifer Black Reinhardt (Mar. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-2276-5). Footer Davis is on the case when two kids go missing after a house fire. Ages 10–14.

Astrotwins—Project Blastoff by Mark Kelly, with Martha Freeman (Mar. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-1545-3) launches a middle-grade adventure series based on the childhoods of real-life astronauts Kelly and his twin brother Scott. Ages 8–12.

Simply Read

(dist. by Ingram)

The Storybook Prince by Doug Keith (June 15, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-927018-75-0). A young prince loves to share storybooks with his many unusual friends who visit him at the castle. Ages 3–7.

Teatime by Tiffany Stone, illus. by Jori van der Linde (June 15, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-927018-67-5). A nighttime adventure begins when two friends share a cup of tea by jumping into the cup off a teaspoon. Ages 3–7.

Sun and Moon by Lindsey Yankey (Feb. 20, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-927018-60-6). Sun and Moon have always held their own places in the sky, but consider trading places. Ages 4–8.

Taffy Time by Jennifer Lloyd, illus. by Jacqui Lee (Feb. 20, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-927018-62-0). Kate is too little to help big sister Audrey and Dad make maple syrup at Sugar Hill Farm. Ages 4–8.

Wendell the Narwhale by Emily Dove (May 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-927018-66-8). Wendell is looking for friends in the ocean but no one can see past his big, pointy nose. Ages 4–8.

Bird by Beatriz Martin Vidal (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-927018-64-4) is a wordless picture book about the flight of a child’s imagination. Ages 6–10.

The Woman Who Married a Bear by Elizabeth James (Apr. 2, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-927018-65-1). An arrogant girl who insults the bears must face the consequences: punishment from the bears themselves, in this retelling of an ancient West Coast First Nation tale. Ages 7–9.


One of a Kind gains Jayde the Jaybird by Brandee Buble, illus. by Eliska Liska (May 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-927018-69-9), ages 4–8. The Chronicles of Kendra Kandlestar welcomes Kendra Kandlestar and the Search for Arazeen by Lee Edward Fodi (Mar. 20, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-927018-29-3), ages 8–12.

Skyhorse/Sky Pony

(dist. by Perseus)

Always There Bear by Trudi Granger, illus. by Gareth Llewhellin (Mar. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63220-434-9), is a tale of unconditional love and companionship Ages 2–5.

Big Book of Brick Trucks by Amanda Brack (May 5, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63220-598-8) features images of trucks constructed from Lego bricks and includes information on each truck’s function. Ages 2–5.

Dress Me! by Sarah Frances Hardy (May 5, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63220-423-3) offers a look at career choices via a girl’s game of dress-up. Ages 2–5.

My Dinosaur Is More Awesome! by Simon Coster (Mar. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63220-416-5). Joel and Olivia each argue the finer points of why their dinosaur is the best. Ages 3–5.

Megan Owlet by Beth Anne Maresca (Apr. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63220-404-2). Bored Megan Owlet finally finds the perfect activity to take on: dancing. Ages 3–5.

The Alphabet of Bugs: An ABC Book by Valerie Gates, photos by Ann Cutting (June 2, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63220-407-3) introduces a variety of bugs along with the alphabet. Ages 3–5.

Sophie’s Animal Parade by Amy Dixon, illus. by Katia Wish (May 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63220-403-5). Sophie draws animal friends that come to life and keep her company. Ages 3–5.

Dragon Fire by Geert De Kockere and An Dom, illus. by Tineke Van Hemeldonck (Mar. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63220-599-5). Dragon family children deal with the death of their mother. Ages 3–6.

Pierre the French Bulldog Recycles by Kate Louise, illus. by Bethany Straker (Mar. 3, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63220-411-0). Pierre chases the garbage truck to retrieve his misplaced recyclables. Ages 3–6.

Red, Yellow, Blue (and a Dash of White, Too!) by Charles George Esperanza (Mar. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62914-624-9) explores the wonders of mixing colors. Ages 3–6.

Gorillas in Our Midst by Richard Fairgray, Terry Jones (Apr. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63220-607-7) challenges readers to spot the hidden gorillas in scenes of everyday life. Ages 3–6.

Faraway Friends by Russ Cox (May 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63220-408-0). Sheldon and his dog Jet imagine an outer space adventure. Ages 3–6.

Waves in the Bathtub by Eugenie Fernandes (June 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63220-429-5). Kady’s bath time is an undersea adventure. Ages 3–6.

Ice Cream! Grow Your Own Ingredients by Cassie Liversidge (Mar. 3, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-63220-405-9) provides a step-by-step guide to making this treat, beginning with how to plant strawberries. Ages 4–8.

Boys Camp: Zee’s Story by Kitson Jazynka and Valerie Tripp, illus. by Craig Orback (May 5, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-62914-754-3). Pranksters Will and Zee embark on a mayhem-filled summer at camp that tests their friendship. Ages 7–10.

Mason Jar Crafts for Kids: More Than 25 Cool, Crafty Projects to Make for Your Friends, Your Family, and Yourself! by Linda Z. Braden (Apr. 7, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63220-413-4) contains myriad ideas for transforming this household item. Ages 7–up.

Canned and Crushed by Bibi Belford (Mar. 3, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63220-435-6). When Sandro’s little sister needs heart surgery, he is determined to help his parents—in the U.S. illegally—raise the necessary funds. Ages 8–12.

Extraordinary by Miriam Spitzer Franklin (May 5, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63220-402-8). Pansy tries to make up for lost time when her best friend Anna is suffering from a serious illness. Ages 8–12.

The Loudness: A Novel by Nick Courage (Apr. 7, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-63220-414-1). Henry, a rebel with an artificial heart, gathers a group of renegade friends to save his kidnapped parents in this fantasy. Ages 9–12.

Honey Girl by Lisa Freeman (Mar. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63220-425-7). When she arrives from Hawaii after her father’s death, Nani struggles to adjust to her new life with her alcoholic white mother and the lineup of mean girls who rule the hottest surf spot in California. Ages 12–up.

The Lost Marble Notebook of Forgotten Girl & Random Boy by Marie Jaskulka (Apr. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63220-426-4). Two nameless teenagers from opposite sides of the tracks find understanding in each other when they lay bare their life stories through the poems they write and share with each other in a notebook. Ages 12–up.

Love, Lucas by Chantele Sedgwick (May 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63220-417-2). After Oakley loses her older brother to cancer, she thinks she’ll never recover—until a stay at her aunt’s California home proves healing. Ages 12–up.

The Edge of Forever by Melissa Hurst (June 2, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63220-424-0). Is a time-travel mystery-adventure shifting between the years 2013 and 2146. Ages 12–up.


The Butterfly Coloring Book illus. by Madeline Goryl (Apr. 7, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-63220-523-0) and The Garden Flowers Coloring Book (May 5, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-63220-524-7). Ages 3–up. The Brick Bible for Kids gains Joseph and the Colorful Coat by Brendan Powell Smith (Apr. 7, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-63220-409-7), ages 3–5. Fact Atlas picks up Dinosaurs: Walk in the Footsteps of the World’s Largest Lizards by Leslie Mertz (July 7, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63220-436-3), Explore the World of Robots and How They Work for Us by Rick Allen Leider (July 7, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63220-439-4), and World War II: Step into the Action and Behind Enemy Lines from Hitler’s Rise to Japan’s Surrender by Stuart A.P. Murray (July 7, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63220-433-2), ages 8–12. New Jules Archer History for Young Readers volumes include The Feminist Revolution: A Story of the Three Most Inspiring and Empowering Women in American History: Susan B. Anthony, Margaret Sanger, and Betty Friedan by Jules Archer, foreword by Naomi Wolf (June 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63220-603-9); A House Divided: The Lives of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee by Jules Archer, foreword by Allen C. Guelzo (July 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63220-604-6); The Incredible ’60s: The Stormy Years That Changed America by Jules Archer (July 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63220-605-3); and Watergate: A Story of Richard Nixon and the Shocking 1972 Scandal by Jules Archer, foreword by Roger Stone (June 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63220-606-0), ages 12–up.

Sleeping Bear

Buster the Little Garbage Truck by Marcia Berneger, illus. by Kevin Zimmer (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-894-5). Little Buster can’t wait to grow up to be a great big garbage truck just like Dad, but he’s afraid of loud noises. Ages 4–6.

Lizzie and the Last Day of School by Trinka Hakes Noble, illus. by Kris Aro McLeod (Mar. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-895-2). Lizzie is disappointed when her first “year” of school ends abruptly for summer vacation. Ages 5–7.

The Flying Hand of Marco B. by Richard Leiter, illus. by Shahar Kober (Apr. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-888-4). For Marco B. every car ride is an adventure, and with his hand out the window he finds himself on a fantastical ride through the sky. Ages 5–7.

Sleepy Snoozy Cozy Coozy: A Book of Animal Beds by Judy Young, illus. by Michael Glenn Monroe (Mar. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-908-9), takes a look at where popular North American animals make their beds. Ages 5–8.

Tallulah: Mermaid of the Great Lakes by Denise Brennan-Nelson, illus. by Susan Kathleen Hartung (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-909-6). When Tallulah the mermaid can’t find her special gemstone anywhere in the ocean, she ventures into the Great Lakes. Ages 6–8.

A Penguin Named Patience: A Hurricane Katrina Rescue Story by Lewis, Suzanne, illus. by Lisa Anchin (Feb. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-58536-840-2). Patience the penguin lives at New Orleans’s Audubon Aquarium and must live up to her name in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Ages 6–10.

The Legend of the Beaver’s Tail by Stephanie Shaw, illus. by Gijsbert Van Frankenhuyzen (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-898-3). Beaver is so proud of his silky, fluffy tail that he pushes all his forest friends away. When his tail is flattened in an accident can he learn to appreciate its new shape? Ages 6–10.

S Is for Sleeping Bear Dunes by Kathy-jo Wargin, illus. by Gijsbert Van Frankenhuyzen (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-917-1), explores the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Shoreline via illustrations, poetry and expository text. Ages 6–10.

T Is for Time by Marie Smith and Roland Smith, illus. by Renée Graef (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-512-8), is an A to Z exploration of the science of time. Ages 8–11.

Stage Struck by Anya Wallach, Lisa Fiedler (May 1, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-923-2) begins the Stage Struck series about a 12-year-old girl who forms her own kids’ summer theater troupe. Ages 9–11.


I Am a Reader: Digger and Daisy issues Digger and Daisy Go to the City by Judy Young, illus. by Dana Sullivan (Mar. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-847-1), ages 4–6. Little States grows with Little Oklahoma, illus. by Helle Urban (Apr. 1, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-58536-927-0), and Little Nebraska by Rajean Luebs Shepherd, illus. by Helle Urban (Apr. 1, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-58536-928-7), up to age 3.

Small Beer/Big Mouth House

(dist. by Consortium)

Archivist Wasp by Nicole Kornher-Stace (May 12, paper, $14, ISBN 978-1-61873-097-8). In this postapocalyptic novel, Wasp fights to remain an Archivist and keep her job as a ghost hunter. Ages 12–18.

Soho/Soho Teen

(dist. by Random House)

Razorhurst by Justine Larbalestier (Mar. 3, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-61695-544-1) reimagines the notorious history of a mob-controlled Sydney, Australia, with a paranormal twist. Ages 14–up.

Mapmaker by Mark Bomback and Galaxy Craze (Apr. 14, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-61695-347-8). During her internship at her father’s digital mapping company, Tanya discovers the dangerous secret that caused her father’s death and has her on the run for her life. Ages 14–up.

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera (June 16, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-61695-560-1). Reeling from his father’s suicide and his budding love for another young man, Aaron Soto’s only hope of remaining “normal” might be an experimental memory alteration procedure. Ages 14–up.

Sono Nis

(dist. by Orca)

The Moment by Kristie Hammond (Feb. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-55039-235-7). When James loses his leg in a train accident, he can’t imagine ever again leading a normal life. Ages 8–12.

Shack Island Summer by Penny Chamberlain (Feb. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-55039-175-6). During a memorable summer, Pepper explores ESP, dreams, friendship, and love. Ages 9–12.

Life Cycle of a Lie by Sylvia Olsen (Feb. 1, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-55039-233-3). This novel of love, jealousy, guilt, and friendship takes place over the course of a single day. Ages 12–up.


Hillcroft Farm issues The Lost Diary by Julie White (Feb. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-55039-234-0), ages 8–12.

Sounds True

Good Night Yoga: A Pose-by-Pose Bedtime Story by Mariam Gates, illus. by Sara Jane Hinder (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62203-466-6), combines a bedtime story and a series of simple yoga poses to help children practice a calming, mindful way to get ready for sleep. Ages 4–8.

Sourcebooks Fire

Spelled by Betsy Schow (June 2, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-0871-4) offers a new twist on the story of the Wizard of Oz. Ages 12–17.

The Six by Mark Alpert (July 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-1529-3). In this cyber-tech novel, a dangerous AI program called Sigma goes rogue and threatens the world, compelling a group of savvy terminally ill teens to help. Ages 12–17.

Breaking Sky by Cori McCarthy (Mar. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-0141-8). Set in a dystopic future, the U.S. is in a cold war and a daredevil young pilot is tasked with testing a jet designed to take out enemy drones, only to find herself flying missions with a boy who stirs up feelings that could endanger them both. Ages 14–17.

The Truth About Us by Janet Gurtler (Apr. 7, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4022-7800-6). A troubled girl finds love, acceptance and truth in the arms of a boy from the wrong side of the tracks while volunteering at a soup kitchen. Ages 14–17.

Halfway Perfect by Julie Cross and Mark Perini (May 5, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4022-9719-9) is a gritty YA novel about love and the dark side of modeling and the fashion industry. Ages 14–17.

Some Kind of Normal by Juliana Stone (May 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4022-9150-0). Trevor and Emily are thrown together by their own tough circumstances, but as the Louisiana summer unfolds, and their love grows, they help each other realize perfect isn’t always what it seems. Ages 14–17.

The Summer After You and Me by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski (May 5, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-1903-1). Lucy struggles to heal her heart as her hometown recovers after Hurricane Sandy. Ages 14–17.

Powerless by Tera Lynn Childs, Tracy Deebs (June 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-1657-3). Kenna hates being a “normal” girl when everyone around her has powers that make them a Hero of a
Villain. Ages 14–17.

Jesse’s Girl by Miranda Kenneally (July 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4022-8482-3). Maya struggles to decide between pursuing her musical dreams or face losing the relationships she values most. Ages 14–17.

This Book Is Gay by James Dawson (June 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-1782-2) is a funny, informative handbook containing stories from real teens that introduces the full spectrum of sexual identity. Ages 14–17.


H2O gains The Storm by Virginia Bergin (May 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-0657-4), ages 14–17.

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

The Littlest Bunny: An Easter Adventure by Lily Jacobs, illus. by Robert Dunn (Feb. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-1012-0). It’s Easter morning, and the littlest bunny has a big secret: he’s actually the Easter Bunny! Each of the 78 titles in this series features the Easter Bunny’s visits to different cities, states, and regions in the U.S. and Canada. Up to age 3.

Welcome, Little One by Sandra Magsamen (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-1930-7) celebrates the arrival of a newborn child. Up to age 3.

You! by Sandra Magsamen (Apr. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-1934-5) is an inspirational rhyming book about big dreams. Up to age 3.

Changes: A Child’s First Poetry Collection by Charlotte Zolotow, illus. by Tiphanie Beeke (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-0168-5), features 28 seasonal poems gathered together for the first time. Ages 3–6.

Just One You! (Apr. 1, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4022-9735-9) and Off to School! (July 1, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4022-9745-8) kick off a new series featuring Sesame Street characters. Ages 3–7.

Izzy & Oscar by Dan Stark and Allison Estes, illus. by Tracy Dockray (Apr. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-0150-0). Izzy wants a pet, and when an octopus shows up in town, she decides to take him home even though he’s not exactly warm and fuzzy. Ages 4–8.

My Rules for Being a Pretty Princess by Heath McKenzie (May 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-1520-0) presents a humorous story about learning to be yourself. Ages 4–8.

The Very Best Teacher by Ye Shil Kim, illus. by Miku Moriuchi (June 2, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-0998-8). Ten mice work together to show their teacher appreciation. Ages 4–8.

Dinosaur Boy by Cory Putman Oakes (Feb. 3, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-0537-9). In this series debut, Sawyer discovers he is part dinosaur the summer before fifth grade when he grows a tail and spikes, and becomes an instant bully magnet. Ages 9–12.

Flunked by Jen Calonita (Mar. 3, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-0156-2). In the first of the Fairy Tale Reform School series, Gilly is caught stealing and is sentenced to Fairy Tale Reform school whose teachers are former fairy tale villains, including the Big Bad Wolf and Cinderella’s Wicked Stepmother. Ages 10–12.

The Fashion Academy by Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk (July 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-0162-3) ushers in a new series starring a student at the Fashion Academy of Brooklyn, ages 10–12.

The Demon Curse by Simon Nicholson (June 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-0335-1). If young Harry Houdini can escape the Demon Curse of New Orleans, it will be his most spectacular trick yet. Ages 10–13.

I’m with Cupid by Anna Staniszewski (July 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-1546-0). Marcus is a cupid. Lena is a reaper. And they’re both in trouble when a simple kiss leads to a serious power-swap. Ages 10–14.


Maggie Malone returns in Maggie Malone Makes a Splash by Jenna McCarthy and Carolyn Evans (May 5, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4022-9312-2), ages 9–12. Sugar and Spice joins The Cupcake Club by Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk (Apr. 7, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4022-8336-9), ages 9–12. Rose welcomes Rose and the Silver Ghost by Holly Webb (Mar. 3, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-0433-4), ages 9–12. Ava and Pip welcomes Ava and Taco Cat by Carol Weston (Apr. 7, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4022-8873-9), ages 10–12.

St. Martin’s Griffin

Tell the Story to Its End by Simon P. Clark (June 9, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-06675-6). In Clark’s debut, a boy is whisked away to the country in the wake of a scandal, and finds a captivating creature in the attic whose attention comes at a sinister price. Ages 11–18.

Dreamfire: A Novel by Kit Alloway (Feb. 24, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-06366-3). A young dream walker must save the world from certain destruction one dream at a time, in this first novel. Ages 13–18.

Twist by Karen Akins (Mar. 31, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-03100-6). In the sequel to Loop, time-traveler Bree has to figure out who crossed time lines and why. Ages 13–18.

Hello, I Love You: A Novel by Katie M. Stout (June 9, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-05259-9). Grace escapes to a boarding school abroad and falls for a Korean pop star. Ages 13–18.

The Tragic Age by Stephen Metcalfe (Mar. 3, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-05441-8). Misanthropic teen Billy is learning to love, trust and truly be alive in an absurd world. Ages 14–18.

All the Rage by Courtney Summers (Apr. 14, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-02191-5) examines the shame and silence inflicted upon young women after an act of sexual violence. Ages 14–18.

Delicate Monsters by Stephanie Kuehn (June 9, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-06384-7). When nearly killing a classmate gets 17-year-old Sadie Su kicked out of her third boarding school in four years, she returns to her family’s California vineyard estate. Ages 14–18.

About a Girl by Sarah McCarry (July 14, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-06862-0) concludes the Metamorphoses trilogy based loosely on the Jason and the Argonauts myth. Ages 14–18.

What We Knew by Barbara Stewart (July 14, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-05139-4). When a local legend about a creepy man in the woods starts to seem like a dangerous reality, two girls are set on a path that could change their lives forever. Ages 14–up.


Extinction offers Rebellion by Stephanie Diaz (Feb. 10, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-04125-8), ages 12–18. Bet Your Life by Jane Casey (Feb. 3, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-04066-4) joins Jess Tennant Mysteries, ages 12–18. Chronicles of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon offers Instinct (Mar. 31, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-06386-1), ages 12–18. Don’t Stay Up Late: A Fear Street Novel by R.L. Stine (Apr. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-05162-2) joins Fear Street, ages 12–18. The Kanin Chronicles greets Ice Kissed by Amanda Hocking (May 5, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-250-04987-2), ages 12–18. The Feuds rolls on with Torn by Avery Hastings (June 23, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-05927-7), ages 12–18. Wrapping up The Girl Called Fearless is A Girl Undone: A Novel by Catherine Linka (June 23, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-06867-5), ages 12–18. Unspoken: Shadow Falls: After Dark by C.C. Hunter (July 14, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-250-06709-8) concludes Shadow Falls, ages 12–18. The Silver Blackthorn Trilogy grows with Renegade: A Novel by Kerry Wilkinson (July 7, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-06133-1), ages 12–18.

St. Martin’s/Thomas Dunne

Duplicity by N.K. Traver (Mar. 17, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-05914-7) is a YA novel featuring a computer-hacking teen, the girl who wants to save him, and a rogue mirror reflection that might be the death of them both. Ages 14–18.

Star Bright

Red Socks by Ellen Mayer, illus. by Ying-Hwa Hu (Apr. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-706-0). Baby has fun with Mama as she gets dressed to go play outside. Up to age 2.

A Fish to Feed by Ellen Mayer, illus. by Ying-Hwa Hu (Apr. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-707-7). A toddler and Dad go shopping, searching for a pet fish. Ages 1–3.

Mama’s Right Here by Susan Kerner, illus. by Estelle Corke (Mar. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-701-5; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-702-2), describes all the ways Mama’s presence can be felt. Ages 4–8.

Papa Gave Me a Stick by Janice Levy, illus. by Simone Shin (Mar. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-342-0; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-343-7), is a story about the virtues and rewards of kindness set in motion by a boy’s desire to have a guitar like the mariachi band members. Ages 4–8.

Jake’s Balloon Blast (Mar. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-682-7), Jake’s Gigantic List (Mar. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-680-3), and Jake’s Monster Mess (Mar. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-681-0) by Ken Spillman, illus. by Chris Nixon, follow the misadventures of an exuberant boy. Ages 5–8.

The Barefoot Champion by Michael Gervais, illus. by Cornelius Van-Wright (Mar. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-705-3), captures the excitement of a boy in Harlem who brings home a new pair of Nike Black and Red Double Dunks to use on the local basketball court. Ages 7–9.


Blue Forest by Luke Fischer, illus. by Stephanie Young and Tim Smith (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-58420-147-2), collects seven bedtime stories, one story for each night of the week, with each story focused on one of seven colors. Ages 6–up.


Sleepy Kitty (Apr. 7, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1464-8) and Sleepy Puppy (Apr. 7, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1465-5) feature photos of kittens and puppies at play and asleep. Up to age 3.

Small Smaller Smallest (Feb. 3, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1559-1) and Up Down Across (Feb. 3, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1562-1) by Corina Fletcher, illus. by Natalie Marshall, are novelty board books that introduce concepts. Up to age 3.

Amazing Animals: A Collection of Creatures Great and Small (Mar. 3, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1458-7) offers a look at categories of animals and compares and contrasts them. Ages 2–5.

Monkey and the Little One by Claire Alexander (May 5, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1580-5). Solitary Monkey learns that having a friend—even an annoying one—is pretty nice. Ages 3–5.

Rufus Goes to Sea by Kim Griswell, illus. by Valeri Gorbachev (Apr. 7, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1052-7). Book-loving pig Rufus wants to spend his summer on the high seas as a pirate. Ages 3–6.

Ally-saurus & the First Day of School by Richard Torrey (May 5, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1179-1). Ally hopes she’ll meet other dinosaur-crazy kids when she gets to school. Ages 3–6.

Animal Gas by Bryan Ballinger (July 7, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1616-1). A parade of animals explains why they think their farts don’t stink. Ages 3–7.

The Bestest Baby by Anthea Simmons, illus. by Georgie Birkett (Feb. 3, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1402-0), captures how kids feel when a new sibling joins the family. Ages 3–up.

A Dozen Cousins by Lori Haskins Houran, illus. by Sam Usher (Feb. 3, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1062-6). Even though they give her a rough time, Anna loves her dozen cousins, who are all boys. Ages 4–6.

Beautiful Beasts: A Collection of Creatures Past and Present (Mar. 3, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1459-4). This illustrated menagerie includes everything from prehistoric beasts to beloved pets. Ages 6–10.

Bug Detective by Maggie Li (Mar. 3, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1516-4) provides bug facts and comes packaged with a magnifying glass for exploring. Ages 6–up.


First Sports issues My First Baseball Book (Apr. 7, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1486-0), My First Basketball Book (Apr. 7, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1487-7), My First Football Book (Apr. 7, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1488-4), and My First Soccer Book (Apr. 7, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1489-1), up to age 2. Who’s That? by Tad Carpenter presents Barnyard Friends (June 2, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1226-2) and On The Go (June 2, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1225-5), up to age 3. Little Traveler by Abigail Samoun, illus. by Sarah Watts, continues with How Penguin Says Please! (May 5, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1496-9) and How Tiger Says Thank You! (May 5, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1497-6), ages 2–4.

American Museum of Natural History ABC Board Books picks up ABC Universe (Apr. 7, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1409-9), ages 2–5. New I Explore books are I Explore: Under the Sea by Mike Goldsmith, illus. by Kate Daubney (Feb. 3, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1502-7), and I Explore: The Zoo by Emma Dods, illus. by Kate Daubney (Feb. 3, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1503-4), ages 2–5.

Peekaboo! by La Coccinella offers At Night (Feb. 3, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1583-6), Farm Animals (Feb. 3, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1586-7), Knock, Knock, Who Lives Here? (Feb. 3, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1585-0), and Look at Me (Feb. 3, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1584-3), ages 3–5. Pull and Play by La Coccinella grows with Happy Birthday, Elephant! (Feb. 3, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1581-2) and Here Comes Leo Lion (Feb. 3, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1582-9), ages 3–5. Richard Scarry’s Great Big Schoolhouse welcomes Richard Scarry’s Readers (Level 1): Get That Hat! by Erica Farber, illus. by Huck Scarry (Feb. 3, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4027-9918-1; paper, $3.95, ISBN 978-1-4027-9919-8), ages 4–5; and Richard Scarry’s Readers (Level 3): Kooky Campout by Erica Farber, illus. by Huck Scarry (Feb. 3, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4027-9914-3; paper, $3.95, ISBN 978-1-4027-9915-0), ages 6–7.

Fairy Tale Adventures, illus. by Francesca Rossi, ramps up with seven titles including Beauty and the Beast: A Fairy Tale Adventure (Feb. 3, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1507-2), Aladdin: A Fairy Tale Adventure (Feb. 3, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1506-5), Cinderella: A Fairy Tale Adventure (Feb. 3, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1508-9), and The Little Mermaid: A Fairy Tale Adventure (Feb. 3, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1509-6), ages 7–12.


The Little Rabbit Who Liked to Say Moo by Jonathan Allen (May 5, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-910126-25-7). When Calf hears Rabbit out in the field mooing all the creatures on the farm realize they’re not limited to their own language, but can experiment with others. Ages up to 2.

Bunnies (Feb. 3, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-907967-91-7). Chicks (Feb. 3, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-910126-17-2) by Laura Ellen Anderson introduce friendly baby animal characters. Up to age 3.


Let’s Look at... by Britta Teckentrup adds Let’s Look at Construction (Mar. 3, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-910126-20-2), Let’s Look at Farms (Mar. 3, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-910126-19-6), Let’s Look at Firefighters (Mar. 3, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-910126-21-9), and Let’s Look at Trains (Mar. 3, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-910126-22-6), up to age 3.

Sterling/Carlton Kids

One Direction in 3D by Malcolm Croft (Feb. 3, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-78097-564-1) features photos of the boy band and comes packaged with a pair of 3-D glasses. Ages 9–up.

Sterling/Lark Crafts

Craft Camp: 40 Fun Projects for Kids (May 19, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4547-0900-8) includes easy-to-follow instructions for making jewelry, piñatas, T-shirts and more. Ages 6–12.


What Time Is It, Rex?: Introducing the Hours of the Day by Margot Channing, illus. by Carolyn Scrace (Mar. 3, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-910184-76-9), is an interactive early-learning book with movable clock hands. Ages 4–up.


Joining Black & White by David Stewart are Cars and Trucks (Mar. 3, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-910184-69-1) and Toys (Mar. 3, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-910184-70-7), up to age 1. First by Rob Walker greets First Farm Animals (Feb. 3, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-910184-75-2), First Opposites (Feb. 3, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-910184-72-1), First Shapes (Feb. 3, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-910184-73-8), and First Words (Feb. 3, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-910184-74-5), ages 2–4. Big Picture Books continues with The Chicken Who Had a Toothache (Feb. 3, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-909645-82-0) and The Dad with 10 Children (May 5, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-909645-84-4) by Bénédicte Guettier, ages 2–5.


The Human Body Book: An Owner’s Guide by Jen Green, illus. by David Antram (Apr. 7, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-910184-77-6), explains how the systems of the body work and includes clear acetate pages for detailed illustrations. Ages 8–up.


Fairy Tale Adventures adds Little Red Riding Hood by Francesca Rossi (Feb. 3, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1510-2); Rapunzel (Feb. 3, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1511-9); Sleeping Beauty (Feb. 3, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1512-6); and Snow White (Feb. 3, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1513-3). Ages 7–12.

Spectacular Visual Guides adds An Egyptian Pyramid by Jacqueline Morley, illus. by Mark Bergin and John James (Mar. 3, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-910184-79-0). Learn all about the Egyptian pyramids, using artifacts and paintings from the era help explain how we know about this bygone world, including the craftsmen, the townspeople, and the pharaoh and his court; A Frontier Fort by Scott Steedman, illus. by Mark Bergin (Mar. 3, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-909645-10-3). Shows how a nineteenth century fort was built, what a pioneer cabin was like, what the people there did all day, and how the forts sometimes grew into bustling towns; The Roman Colosseum by Fiona Macdonald, illus. by Mark Bergin (Mar. 3, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-910184-80-6), discover why and how the Colosseum was built, how it was decorated, who was allowed to enter, what took place behind the scenes, and what the Roman world was like; and A Shakespearean Theater by Jacqueline Morley, illus. by John James (Mar. 3, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-910184-78-3), learn all about the Globe theater, the legendary 20-sided building where Shakespeare’s plays were staged, including how it was run, who chose the actors, how big an audience it could hold, and why it was build on the banks of the Thames. Ages 9–up. Gladiator School, a series by Dan Scott set in ancient Rome, leads off with Blood Oath: Book 1 (June 2, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-908177-48-3), ages 9–up. Chronosphere gains Ex Tempora: Book 3 by Alex Woolf (Feb. 3, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-908177-87-2), ages 14–up.

Sterling/White Star

What Sound Does It Make? by Marisa Vestita (May 5, kit, $14.95, ISBN 978-88-544-0925-5) is a book and flashcard game that features animal sounds, facts, and riddles. Ages 3–up.


(dist. by Workman)

Teddy Bear Doctor: A Let’s Make & Play Book: Fix the Boo-Boos and Heal the Ouchies of Your Favorite Stuffed Animals by Deanna Cook (July 28, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-61212-402-5) offers everything kids need to set up their own veterinary clinic for stuffed animals. Ages 3–8.

A Kid’s Guide to Keeping Chickens: Best Breeds, Creating a Home, Care and Handling, Outdoor Fun, Crafts and Treats by Melissa Caughey (Mar. 24, hardcover, $26.95, ISBN 978-1-61212-648-7; paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61212-418-6) provides tips and suggests activities centered on raising healthy chickens. Ages 8–12.

Studio Fun

(dist. by Simon & Schuster)

Disney Princess: Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo! (Feb. 3, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-3375-8) focuses on the dress that Cinderella’s fairy godmother provides for the ball. Ages 3–5.

Marvel Age of Avengers Stretchbook by David Fingeroth (Mar. 24, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-3270-6). This book transforms into a 10-foot-long panoramic poster that features dozens of Marvel super heroes and villains. Ages 4–7.

DC Justice League: Superman Alliance of Heroes: Justice League Unlimited: Freeze Frame 1 by John Sazaklis (Feb. 17, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-3317-8) and Marvel Avengers Assemble: Rise of the Avengers: Freeze Frame 1 by John Sazaklis (Feb. 24, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-3271-3) are stories illustrated with frames from episodes of these TV programs. Ages 6–9.

Star Wars Rebels: Sabine My Rebel Sketchbook by Daniel Wallace, illus. by Annie Stoll (Feb. 3, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-3289-8), reveals the diary of the new teen heroine of the Star Wars Rebels TV show. Ages 6–10.

Star Wars Rebels: The Secret Jedi: The Adventures of Kanan Jarrus: Rebel Leader by Benjamin Harper (Feb. 3, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-3290-4) showcases the exploits of the newest Star Wars Jedi. Ages 7–up.

Absolutely Crazy Knowledge: The World’s Funniest Collection of Amazing Facts by Christian Millman, designed by Keith Plechaty (Apr. 22, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-3341-3) serves up facts in a humorous school-exam format. Ages 9–12.


Lift-the-Flap adds Bubble Guppies Come Play with Us (Feb. 24, board book, $11.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-3035-1), ages 2–5. Hidden Stories gains Disney Sofia the First: Sofia’s Magical World: The First Hidden Stories by Cathy Hapka (Mar. 3, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-3201-0), ages 3–6. Build My Own issues Build My Own Main Street: Build My Own Books with Building Bricks, illus. by Steven Wood and Gina Shaw (Feb. 10, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-3336-9), and Build My Own Farm Machines by Cynthia Stierle (Feb. 10, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-3253-9), ages 4–7. Ultra Build It rolls along with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Battle Ready! (Feb. 3, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-3326-0), ages 6–10.

Studio Fun International

(dist. by Simon & Schuster)

Disney Frozen: Make It Paper Dresses (Apr. 21, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-3356-7). Ages 4–8.


Love to Draw adds DC Justice League Draw It! (Feb. 17, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-3316-1). Ages 6–9. Panorama Sticker Storybook adds My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks! (Feb. 3, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-3323-9). Ages 3–8.


(dist. by IPG)

Aa–Zz: A Pop-Up Alphabet by David Hawcock (May 1, novelty book, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-85707-809-1). White letters pop-up on colored backgrounds in this ABC. Ages 3–5.

Dinosaurs! Pop-Up Paper Designs by David Hawcock (May 1, novelty book, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-85707-804-6) presents facts about a collection of dinosaurs and features pop-up illustrations. Ages 3–5.

Fairytale Colours: Goldilocks: A Pop-Up Book by John O’Leary (Apr. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-85707-888-6) is a concept book based on the familiar nursery story. Ages 3–5.


Cut-Paper Books expands with Cinderella, illus. by Sarah Dennis (Apr. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-85707-843-5), ages 3–5; and Black Plus (Apr. 1, novelty book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-909142-00-8) and White Plus (Apr. 1, novelty book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-909142-01-5) by Annette Tamarkin, ages 3–up. Fairytale Pop-ups offers Alice in Wonderland: With 3-Dimensional Pop-Up Scenes by Lewis Carroll, illus. by Maria Taylor (June 1, novelty book, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-85707-814-5), ages 3–up.


(dist. by Abrams)

Hippu by Oili Tanninen (Mar. 3, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-1-84976-266-3). Hippu the mouse invites a homeless dog named Heppu to share in the simple pleasures of everyday life. Ages 1–4.

A Dog Day by Emily Rand (Mar. 3, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-84976-290-8) depicts a day in the life of a friendly terrier who wants to go to the park. Ages 2–4.

Little Big Boubo by Beatrice Alemagna (Mar. 3, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-84976-284-7) celebrates a parent’s love. Ages 2–4.

The Five of Us by Quentin Blake (Mar. 3, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-84976-304-2). Five friends pull together and combine their unusual powers to save the day when disaster strikes during a day in the countryside. Ages 3–7.

London Calls by Gabby Dawnay, illus. by Alex Barrow (Mar. 3, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-1-84976-230-4). A mother and young daughter have a rollicking, rhyming tour of London. Ages 5–8.

Tate Kids Modern Art Activity Book by Sharna Jackson, illus. by James Lambert (Mar. 3, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-84976-241-0) includes activities based on 10 major modern and contemporary artworks. Ages 6–9.

Ten Speed Press/Ten Speed Press

(dist. by Random House)

What Color Is Your Parachute? for Teens, Third Edition: Discover Yourself, Design Your Future by Carol Christen, Jean M. Blomquist, Richard N. Bolles (Apr. 7, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-60774-577-8). Ages 12–up.

Text Publishing

(dist. by Consortium)

The Astrologer’s Daughter by Rebecca Lim (June 9, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-922182-00-5). Avicenna uses her “gift” for reading the stars to help find her mother who’s gone missing. Ages 12–18.

The Minnow by Diana Sweeney (Apr. 14, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-922182-01-2). In this coming-of-age story, a pregnant girl copes after surviving the flood that claimed the lives of her parents and sister. Ages 12–18.


A Jack Mason Adventure adds The Firebird Mystery by Darrell Pitt (May 12, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-922147-75-2), ages 4–up.

Thames & Hudson

(dist. by Norton)

How Things Work (Apr. 14, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65044-8). This interactive book answers questions young children have about how things work, from the creators of How Things Work set to debut on the BBC. Ages 4–up.

Tiger Tales

(dist. by Baker & Taylor)

I Love You to the Moon and Back by Amelia Hepworth, illus. by Tim Warnes (Mar. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-551-7) takes a peek at how a bear and cub express their love for each other throughout their daily routines. Ages 2–5.

Itsy Bitsy Spider and Other Rhymes, illus. by Samantha Meredith (Mar. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-550-0) collects classic nursery rhymes and features die-cut feet for the Itsy Bitsy Spider. Ages 2–5.

Train! by Judi Abbot (Mar. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-542-5). Animal friends who all love different forms of transportation try to find a way to play together. Ages 2–5.

The First Slodge by Jeanne Willis, illus. by Jenni Desmond (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-169-4). The first Slodge in the universe thinks everything is “mine, all mine!” until she meets another Slodge. Ages 3–7.

The Great Cheese Robbery by Tim Warnes (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-174-8). Big and strong Daddy Elephant is terrified of the mouse that is trying to steal his cheese. Ages 3–7.

Hiccupotamus by Steve Smallman, illus. by Ada Grey (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-171-7). Hippo tries to add his voice to the musical jam the animals are having in the jungle. Ages 3–7.

I Love You Forever by Margaret Park Bridges, illus. by Shelagh McNicholas (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-132-8) is an ode to a parent’s love for a child. Ages 3–7.

I Want My Daddy by Tracey Corderoy, illus. by Alison Edgeson (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-177-9). Luckily Daddy is around to help Arthur when the castle he’s building keeps falling down. Ages 3–7.

Little Puppy Lost by Holly Webb, illus. by Rebecca Harry (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-170-0). When two bigger dogs chase him out of the park, Harry the puppy can’t find his best friend Emma. Ages 3–7.

Meet Dizzy Dinosaur! by Jack Tickle (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-175-5) is an interactive book that encourages readers to “tickle Dizzy” and “shake the book up and down.” Ages 3–7.

Messy Jesse by Paula Bowles (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-133-5). Jesse makes a mess so big that he gets lost in it. Ages 3–7.

A Monster Moved In! by Timothy Knapman, illus. by Loretta Schauer (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-176-2). On a rainy day, Ben builds a fort indoors and wishes a monster would move in. Ages 3–7.

Twinkle Twinkle I Love You by Steve Metzger, illus. by Estelle Corke (Mar. 1, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-460-2) chronicles some of the magical moments between parent and child throughout the day. Ages 3–7.

When You Need a Friend by Suzanne Chiew, illus. by Caroline Pedler (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-173-1). Kindhearted Badger works hard to help his friends keep their homes safe during a storm. Ages 3–7.


Little Snappers by Jonthan Litton, illus. by Kasia Nowowiejska, continues with Cheep Cheep (Mar. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-549-4) and Snip Snap (Mar. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-548-7), ages 2–5. My First Sound Book by Annette Rusling rolls along with Emergency Rescue (Mar. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-261-5) and Farm Vehicles (Mar. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-262-2), ages 2–5. My First Touch and Feel offers Farm: Barnyard Fun by Jonthan Litton (Mar. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-559-3), ages 2–5. My Little World gains nine titles including Egg by Jonthan Litton, illus. by Fhiona Galloway (Mar. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-556-2), Hickory, Dickory, Dock, illus. by Fhiona Galloway (Mar. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-200-4), and Kiss by Jonthan Litton, illus. by Fhiona Galloway (Mar. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-555-5), ages 2–5.

My Little Box of Nursery Rhymes (Mar. 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-462-6), including This Little Piggy, Row; Row, Row Your Boat; Hickory, Dickory, Dock; Star Light, Star Bright; and Hey, Diddle, Diddle; and My Little Box of Farm Stories (Mar. 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-461-9), including Lazy Ozzie; You’re Too Small; Hoppity Skip, Little Chick; Tom’s Tail; Baa! Moo! What Can We Do?; and The Great Goat Chase. Stories For Boys (Mar. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-535-7) includes Robot Dog; Don’t Say That, Willy Nilly!; The Biggest, Baddest Wolf; I’m Special, I’m Me!; Bored Bill; and I’m Not Going Out There; Stories To Share (Mar. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-537-1) includes Little Honey Bear and the Smiley Moon; Follow That Bear If You Dare!; The Little Lost Robin; Yuck! That’s Not a Monster!; The Nutty Nut Chase; and Little Mouse and the Big Red Apple; and Stories For Girls (Mar. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-536-4) includes The Wish Cat; The Princess’ Secret Sleepover; Princess Dolly and the Secret Locket; The Tiniest Mermaid; A Little Fairy Magic; and Fairy Friends. Ages 3–7.

New My First Fairy Tales are Goldilocks and The Three Bears, illus. by Kate Daubney (Mar. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-458-9) Jack and the Beanstalk, illus. by Mark Chambers (Mar. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-456-5), Little Red Riding Hood, illus. by Loretta Schauer (Mar. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-457-2), and the Three Billy Goats Gruff, illus. by Kate Pankhurst (Mar. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-459-6), ages 3–7. Pet Rescue Adventures by Holly Webb, illus. by Sophy Williams, presents Buttons the Runaway Puppy (Mar. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-466-4), The Frightened Kitten (Mar. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-465-7), Ginger the Stray Kitten (Mar. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-464-0), and Max the Missing Puppy (Mar. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-467-1), ages 7–12.

Twelve-Story Library

(dist. by Amicus Publishing)


Amazing America offers six titles, including The 12 Most Amazing American Cities (Feb. 1, hardcover, $28.50, ISBN 978-1-63235-007-7), The 12 Most Amazing American Inventions (Feb. 1, hardcover, $28.50, ISBN 978-1-63235-008-4), and The 12 Most Amazing American Natural Wonders (Feb. 1, hardcover, $28.50, ISBN 978-1-63235-011-4), ages 9-12. Joining Back from the Brink are 12 Insects Back from the Brink (Feb. 1, hardcover, $28.50, ISBN 978-1-63235-002-2), 12 Mammals Back from the Brink (Feb. 1, hardcover, $28.50, ISBN 978-1-63235-003-9), 12 Marine Animals Back from the Brink (Feb. 1, hardcover, $28.50, ISBN 978-1-63235-004-6), and 12 Reptiles Back from the Brink (Feb. 1, hardcover, $28.50, ISBN 978-1-63235-005-3), ages 9-12. Bridget Gadget adds eight titles, including Cyber Poser (Feb. 1, hardcover, $25.65, ISBN 978-1-63235-036-7), Drone Detective (Feb. 1, hardcover, $25.65, ISBN 978-1-63235-041-1), Pixel Perfection (Feb. 1, hardcover, $25.65, ISBN 978-1-63235-044-2), and Selfie Sabotage (Feb. 1, hardcover, $25.65, ISBN 978-1-63235-037-4), ages 9-12. And among the eight additions to Game On! are Blur on the Base Paths (Feb. 1, hardcover, $27.10, ISBN 978-1-63235-043-5), Drive to the Hoop (Feb. 1, hardcover, $27.10, ISBN 978-1-63235-047-3), and Eyes on the Puck (Feb. 1, hardcover, $27.10, ISBN 978-1-63235-048-0), ages 9-12.

Great Moments in Media gains four books, including 12 Great Moments That Changed Internet History (Feb. 1, hardcover, $28.50, ISBN 978-1-63235-024-4) and 12 Great Moments That Changed TV History (Feb. 1, hardcover, $28.50, ISBN 978-1-63235-027-5), ages 9-12. The six new Technology Breakthroughs titles include The 12 Biggest Breakthroughs in Computer Technology (Feb. 1, hardcover, $28.50, ISBN 978-1-63235-012-1) and The 12 Biggest Breakthroughs in Medicine (Feb. 1, hardcover, $28.50, ISBN 978-1-63235-015-2), ages 9-12. Eight books join Today’s News, among them 12 Things to Know About Climate Change (Feb. 1, hardcover, $28.50, ISBN 978-1-63235-028-2), 12 Things to Know About Space Exploration (Feb. 1, hardcover, $28.50, ISBN 978-1-63235-032-9), and 12 Things to Know About Terrorism by (Feb. 1, hardcover, $28.50, ISBN 978-1-63235-033-6), ages 9-12. Today’s Superstars welcomes six books, including Today’s 12 Hottest Music Superstars (Feb. 1, hardcover, $28.50, ISBN 978-1-63235-020-6) and Today’s 12 Hottest NFL Superstars (Feb. 1, hardcover, $28.50, ISBN 978-1-63235-022-0), ages 9-12. And Tartan House adds eight titles, among them The Alabaster Ring (Feb. 1, hardcover, $28.50, ISBN 978-1-63235-052-7), The Dark Lens (Feb. 1, hardcover, $28.50, ISBN 978-1-63235-054-1), and Wolf High (Feb. 1, hardcover, $28.50, ISBN 978-1-63235-055-8), ages 10-14.

Tilbury House

(dist. by Ingram)

Nesting Quilt by Cathryn Falwell (May 1, hardcover, $, ISBN 978-0-88448-418-9). What can Maya do to welcome her new sibling? Ages 4–10.

Island Birthday by Eva Murray, illus. by Jamie Hogan (May 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-425-7). Though the mail plane can’t reach his fogged-in island, Alex has a special birthday. Ages 6–10.

Laila’s Lunchbox by Reem Faruqi (June 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-431-8). Fasting for Ramadan, Laila wonders if her classmates will understand why she’s not eating lunch. Ages 6–10.


Tilbury House Nature Books continues with The Very Best Bed by Rebekah Raye (Apr. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-410-3), ages 4–8.


(dist. by Macmillan)

Ellie’s Story: A Dog’s Purpose Novel by W. Bruce Cameron (Apr. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-7469-1). A search-and-rescue dog finds a way to save the people she loves. Ages 8–12.


The League of Seven issues The Dragon Lantern by Alan Gratz (June 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-3823-5), ages 10–14.

Tor/Tor Teen

(dist. by Macmillan)

The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons (Feb. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-3661-3). In a world where women are property, they can find freedom only in the wilderness. Ages 13–18.

Seriously Wicked by Tina Connolly (May 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-7516-2). Cam’s adoptive mother, a witch, summons a demon who gets loose. Ages 13–18.

Stranje House: A School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin (May 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-7600-8) takes place in Regency England, in a school with a dark secret. Ages 13–18.


(dist. by Orca)

The Sphere of Septimus by Simon Rose (Feb. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-896580-75-3). Hurtled into another dimension, two friends must defeat an evil ruler to save the universe. Ages 9–11.

Where I Belong by Tara White (Feb. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-896580-77-7). In 1990, an adopted Native Canadian girl finds her birth father and the twin sister she never knew existed. Ages 12–15.


(dist. by IPG)

Phoenix by SF Said, illus. by Dave McKean (Mar. 24, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-0-552-57134-0). In a universe where humans and aliens are enemies, a boy and girl team up to save the galaxy. Ages 9–12.

The Edge Chronicles 11: The Nameless One; Book 1 of the Cade Saga by Paul Stewart, illus. by Chris Riddell (Mar. 24, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-552-56757-2) is the debut installment of a new Edge Chronicles series. Ages 9–12.

Transworld/Red Fox

(dist. by IPG)

Hurt by Tabitha Suzuma (June 23, paper, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-84941-520-0). A British teen diving champion faces a devastating choice. Ages 12–up.


Agent 21 adds Under Cover by Chris Ryan (Mar. 24, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-84941-011-3), ages 12–up.


(dist. by IPG)

Shine by Candy Gourlay (Apr. 28, paper, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-84853-132-1). A mute girl shunned by the residents of her gloomy island is befriended by a boy online. Ages 9–12.


(dist. by IPG)


Max Explores rolls on with Max Explores the Beach by Reji Laberje, illus. by Liza Fenech (Apr. 1, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-62937-101-6), up to age 3.


(dist. by Orca)

Jack and the Hurricane by Joshua Goudie, illus. by Craig Goudie (Feb. 1, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77103-059-5). Jack is determined to save his cousin’s birthday party, despite what Mother Nature has in store. Ages 4–8.


(dist. by IPG)

Ice Race by Sean Callery (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-78388-056-0). An Alaskan sled dog is determined that his team will win a prize in the annual 1,000-mile race. Ages 6–11.

Moonwalk by Sean Callery (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-78388-057-7) offers the diary of a boy who had a close-up view of the first moon landing from inside the Space Center. Ages 6–11.


(dist. by Random House)

The Pirate’s Bed by Nicola Winstanley, illus. by Matt James (Mar. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77049-616-3). Pirates, parrots, and dolphins appear in this tale of a bed lost at sea. Ages 3–7.

Snow White and the 77 Dwarfs by Davide Cali, illus. by Raphaelle Barbanegre (Apr. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77049-763-4), offers a dwarf-filled retelling of this classic. Ages 3–7.

This Is Sadie by Sara O’Leary, illus. by Julie Morstad (May 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77049-532-6), introduces a story-loving girl whose imagination brings her on many adventures. Ages 3-7.

Frankenstink! Garbage Gone Bad by Ron Lightburn (Mar. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77049-694-1). A boy ignores the pile of “garbage” under his bed in this tale about the dangers of environmental ignorance. Ages 4–8.

InvisiBill by Maureen Fergus, illus. by Dussan Petricic (July 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77049-613-2). What happens when a middle child is overlooked by his busy, distracted family? Ages 5–9.

Andreo’s Race by Pam Withers (Apr. 14, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-77049-766-5). Two teens who return to their native Bolivia for a competition pursue the truth about their birth parents. Ages 12–up.

Best Friends Through Eternity by Sylvia McNicoll (Feb. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77049-710-8). A teen struck by a train is transported to a surreal world where she encounters a friend who died years before. Ages 12–up.


Disgusting Critters picks up Head Lice (Feb. 10, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-77049-661-3) and The Spider (Feb. 10, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-77049-664-4) by Elise Gravel, ages 6–9. And Reality Check in Detroit by Roy MacGregor (Feb. 10, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-77049-422-0) joins Screech Owls, ages 9–12.


(dist. by Random House)


Peter Puck stars in Peter Puck and the Stolen Stanley Cup by Brian Mcfarlane, illus. by Geri Storey (Apr. 28, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-77049-581-4), ages 6–9.


Young-hee and the Pullocho by Mark James Russell (May 12, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-8048-4497-0). In Seoul, Young-hee discovers a magical world where her frustrations fade away—until her brother is kidnapped and she must save him. Ages 9–12.


Children’s Favorite Stories adds Vietnamese Children’s Favorite Stories by Phuoc Thi Minh Tran, illus. by Nguyen Dong, Thi Hop Nguyen, and Dong Nguyen (Apr. 14, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8048-4429-1), ages 5–14.


(dist. by PGW)

My Fashion Doodles and Designs: 200 Activities to Sketch, Color and Create by Frances Moffatt (Apr. 14, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61243-434-6) offers 300 starter illustrations of outfits to design, patterns to color, and other fashion projects. Ages 8–up.


New Doodle Postcards, illus. by Aja Wells, are My Family Vacation (Mar. 17, paper, $10, ISBN 978-1-61243-441-4), My Trip to the Beach (Mar. 17, paper, $10, ISBN 978-1-61243-439-1), My Trip to the Big City (Mar. 17, paper, $10, ISBN 978-1-61243-440-7), and My Trip to Paris (Mar. 17, paper, $10, ISBN 978-1-61243-429-2), ages up to 7.

Univ. Of Minnesota

(dist. by Chicago Distribution Center)

Enchantment Lake: A Northwoods Mystery by Margi Preus (Mar. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8166-8302-4). Francie travels from New York City to a Minnesota lakeshore to investigate a string of strange accidents. Ages 10–up.

Univ. of Nebraska

This Strange Wilderness: The Life and Art of John James Audubon by Nancy Plain (Mar. 1, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-8032-4884-7) focuses on this celebrated naturalist and artist. Ages 9–up.

Univ. of New Mexico

The Hero Twins: A Navajo-English Story of the Monster Slayers by Jim Kristofic, illus. by Nolan Karras James (Feb. 15, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-8263-5533-1). Told in Navajo and English, this tells of two brothers who save their people from a race of monsters. Ages 9–13.

Univ. of South Carolina


Young Palmetto Books adds The Shark’s Tooth by Ron Rash, illus. by Cecile L.K. Martin (May 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-61117-527-1), ages 4–8; and Kirby’s Journal: Backyard Butterfly Magic by Charlotte Caldwell (June 1, paper, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61117-553-0), ages 8–11.


(dist. by IPG)

Little Bo Peep and More... Favourite Nursery Rhymes, illus. by Donovan Bixley (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-927262-08-5), compiles four nursery rhymes about sheep set in New Zealand. Up to age 3.


(dist. by Abrams)

A Railway ABC by Jack Townend (Apr. 7, hardcover, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-85177-844-7). First published in 1942, this alphabet book takes readers on a nostalgic ride on the rails. Ages 2–up.


(dist. by Ingram)

The Gandy Dancers: And Work Songs From the American Railroad by Vanita Oelschlager, illus. by Mike Blanc (May 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-938164-08-8), focuses on laborers who sang songs as they worked on the tracks in the early days of the railroad. Ages 7-10.

Wayne State Univ.


Great Lakes Books offers Great Girls in Michigan History by Patricia Majher (Mar. 1, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8143-4073-8), ages 8–12.


(dist. by Perseus)

The Haunting of Sunshine Girl: A Novel by Paige McKenzie with Alyssa Sheinmel (Mar. 24, hardcover, $16, ISBN 978-1-60286-272-2) is the inaugural title in a new YA paranormal series about a teen girl living in a haunted house, inspired by the YouTube web series of the same name. Ages 12–up.


(dist. by Ingram)

Tino the Tortoise: Adventures in the Grand Canyon by Carolyn Ahern (May 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-941821-45-9) launches a series that visits the National Parks. Ages 1-8.

White Mane Kids

(dist. by Ingram)


The Lizzie series by Gail Ann Wood concludes with Lizzie, Light Feather and the Quarry Bluff Storm (Mar. 3, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-57249-415-2) and Lizzie and the Big Lake Mystery (Mar. 3, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-57249-416-9), ages 9–12.

Wilkins Farago

(dist. by IPG)

My Father the Great Pirate by Davide Cali, illus. by Maurizio A.C. Quarello (May 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-9871099-9-6). A boy discovers a secret when he goes in search of his missing pirate father. Ages 5–8.

Wisdom Tales

(dist. by NBN)

Pine and the Winter Sparrow by Alexis York Lumbard, illus. by Beatriz Vidal (Feb. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-937786-33-5). According to a legend attributed to the Cherokee, pine trees stay green due to an act of kindness toward an injured bird. Ages 4–up.

Just Like Me, Climbing a Tree: Exploring Trees Around the World by Durga Yael Bernhard (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-937786-34-2) showcases 12 distinctive trees. Ages 5–up.

The Thunder Egg by Tim J. Myers, illus. by Winfield Coleman (July 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-937786-39-7). In time of drought, could a strange rock be the key to survival for a Cheyenne girl and her people? Ages 5–up.

When the Animals Saved Earth: An Eco-Fable by Alexis York Lumbard, illus. by Demi (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-937786-37-3). When an island’s peace is destroyed by the arrival of humans, animals appeal to the spirit king. Ages 5–up.

Red Cloud’s War: Brave Eagle’s Account of the Fetterman Fight by Paul Goble (June 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-937786-38-0). A fictional young Lakota warrior chronicles this 1866 war between the U.S. government and the Lakota nation. Ages 6–up.


The Kids’ Book of Questions by Gregory Stock (Mar. 10, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7611-8464-5) updates this volume posing more than 200 questions. Ages 7–up.

Cabinet of Curiosities (May 5, board book, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7611-8480-5) addresses the wonders of natural history and the joys of being an amateur scientist. Ages 8–up.

Colossal Paper Machines: Make 10 Giant Models That Move! by Phil Conigliaro and Theo Baker (May 5, paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-7611-7640-4) explains how to create pop-out models of 10 big machines. Ages 9–up.


Barney Saltzberg’s Redbird debuts with Colors, Colors, Everywhere! (Feb. 10, board book, $5.95, ISBN 978-0-7611-8185-9) and Friends Come in Different Sizes (Feb. 10, board book, $5.95, ISBN 978-0-7611-8190-3), up to age 4.


Choosing Courage: Inspiring Stories of What It Means to Be a Hero by Peter Collier (May 12, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-57965-596-9) shares the stories of 20 winners of the Congressional Medal of Honor. Ages 10–up.


(dist. by Perseus)

Teresa of the New World by Sharman Apt Russell (Mar. 3, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63158-042-0) relays the fictional adventures of the daughter of Spanish conquistador Cabeza de Vaca. Ages 12–up.


(dist. by HMH)

Speak Up! A Guide to Having Your Say and Speaking Your Mind by Halley Bondy (July 28, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-936976-76-8) encourages readers to challenge stereotypes and speak their minds. Ages 10–up.

The Weird World of Words: A Guided Tour by Mitchell Symons (May 26, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-936976-93-5) compiles information and trivia about words and their uses. Ages 12–up.

Members Only: Secret Societies, Sects, and Cults Exposed! by Julie Tibbott (Feb. 3, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-936976-52-2) profiles 50 secret societies, clandestine cults, and exclusive associations. Ages 14–up.

The Next Big Thing: A History of the Boom-or-Bust Moments That Shaped the Modern World by Richard Faulk (May 26, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-936976-67-6) spotlights inventions, discoveries, and fads over 3,000 years. Ages 14–up.

Rockin’ the Boat: 50 Iconic Rebels and Revolutionaries—From Joan of Arc to Malcom X by Jeff Fleischer (Mar. 3, paper, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-936976-74-4) examines individuals who have rebelled throughout history. Ages 14–up.

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