Abbeville Kids

(dist. by Perseus/PGW)


World Soccer Legends by Illugi Jökulsson picks up Messi: Second Edition (Feb. 24, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-0-7892-1225-2), Ronaldo: Second Edition (Feb. 24, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-0-7892-1226-9), Neymar (Apr. 21, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-0-7892-1227-6), Alex Morgan (Apr. 21, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-0-7892-1216-0), and U.S. Women’s Team (Apr. 21, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-0-7892-1215-3), ages 7–up.


Lovey Bunny by Kristine A. Lombardi (Mar. 3, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1485-6). In this series debut, a bunny uses her love of fashion and crafts to save the day after she ruins Mama’s dress. Ages 3–7.

The Monkey and the Bee by Peter Raymundo, illus. by C.P. Bloom (Apr. 14, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-0886-2). Monkey and a bee work together to escape from a hungry lion in this sequel to The Monkey Goes Bananas. Ages 3–7.

Grandma in Blue with Red Hat by Scott Menchin, illus. by Harry Bliss (Apr. 14, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1484-9). A boy creates his own masterpiece in this story celebrating the power of art and expression and the bond between grandparent and child. Ages 4–8.

I Had a Favorite Hat by Boni Ashburn, illus. by Robyn Ng (Feb. 17, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1462-7). The heroine of I Had a Favorite Dress calls on her crafting skills to make her summer hat appropriate for every season. Ages 4–8.

Noah’s Ark by Linda Falken and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Apr. 14, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1361-3). This retelling of the biblical story is illustrated with works in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ages 4–8.

The Thing About Spring by Daniel Kirk (Feb. 17, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1492-4). Though Rabbit doesn’t want winter to end, his friends teach him to appreciate spring and the changing seasons. Ages 4–8.

Trombone Shorty by Troy Andrews, illus. by Bryan Collier (Apr. 14, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1465-8) is an autobiography following this New Orleans musician’s path to international fame. Ages 4–8.

Under a Pig Tree: A History of the Noble Fruit by Margie Palatini, illus. by Chuck Groenink (Apr. 14, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1488-7). What happens when a publisher mistakes an author’s history of figs for a book about pigs? Ages 4–8.

First Flight Around the World: The Adventures of the American Fliers Who Won the Race by Tim Grove and the National Air and Space Museum (Apr. 7, hardcover, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1482-5) recounts the U.S. Army’s 1924 mission to have eight soldiers be the first aviators to circumnavigate the globe. Ages 10–14.


Hello Kitty returns in Hello Kitty Goes to Camp (May 19, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1557-0), ages 4–6.


Rutabaga the Adventure Chef by Eric Colossal (Mar. 24, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1380-4). Launching a graphic novel fantasy series, this introduces a chef with a magic cooking pot in a world inhabited by dragons, wyverns, and haunted squash. Ages 8–12.

Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions by Sheila Grau, illus. by Joe Sutphin (Mar. 17, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1370-5). In this series debut, a werewolf at a school that trains minions for Evil Overlords must save the school from destruction. Ages 8–12.

The Runaway’s Gold by Emilie Christie Burack (May 12, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1369-9). After his brother frames him for the theft of their father’s bag of coins in 1842, Christopher embarks on a journey to return the coins and clear his name. Ages 8–14.

Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge (May 12, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1480-1). In post-WWI England, Triss wakes up after an accident to discover she’s literally not herself, and someone has dark designs on her family. Ages 12–18.

The Rise and Fall of the Gallivanters by M.J. Beaufrand (May 12, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1495-5). When girls begin disappearing, a teen punk with a dark past pulls his band back together to get to the bottom of the mystery. Ages 14–up.


The Misadventures of Salem Hyde continues with Dinosaur Dilemma by Frank Cammuso (Apr. 21, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1534-1), ages 7–9. Fluffy Bunnies adds The Schnoz of Doom by Andrea Beaty, illus. by Dan Santat (Mar. 17, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1051-3), ages 8–12. Frank Einstein returns in Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger by Jon Scieszka, illus. by Brian Biggs (Mar. 17, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1483-2), ages 8–12. Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales offers The Underground Abductor (An Abolitionist Tale) by Nathan Hale (Apr. 21, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1536-5), ages 8–12. Joining Tom Angleberger’s The Qwikpick Papers is The Rat with the Human Face (Apr. 21, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1489-4), ages 8–12. The Seagate Summers moves on with Dog Beach Unleashed by Lisa Greenwald (May 12, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1481-8), ages 10–14. And Time Out of Time welcomes The Telling Stone by Maureen Doyle McQuerry (May 12, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1494-8), ages 10–14.

Abrams Appleseed

Hi! by Ethan Long (May 5, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1365-1). In this launch title of the Animal Sounds series, rhymed couplets reveal how animals greet each other. Up to age 2.

Lullaby and Kisses Sweet: Poems to Love with Your Baby, edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illus. by Alyssa Nassner (Mar. 3, board book, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1037-7), features 30 original poems by such writers as Jane Yolen, Marilyn Singer, and J. Patrick Lewis. Up to age 3.

Rhymoceros by Janik Coat (Mar. 3, board book, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1514-3). In this follow-up to Hippopposites, a blue rhinoceros introduces 16 pairs of rhyming words. Ages 2–4.

Whose Tools? by Toni Buzzeo, illus. by Jim Datz (May 5, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1431-3). This look at building a house from the ground up features six kinds of craftsmen and 24 tools they use. Ages 2–4.

In by Nikki McClure (Mar. 3, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1486-3). Paper-cut art illustrates this story of how an imaginative boy fills his day with indoor and outdoor play. Ages 2–5.

Vegetables in Underwear by Jared Chapman (Apr. 7, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1464-1). Vegetables wearing colorful underwear demonstrate the silliness and necessity of this item of clothing. Ages 2–5.

Inside This Book (Are Three Books) by Barney Saltzberg (Apr. 7, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1487-0). After three siblings create books reflecting their own interests, they bind them together. Ages 3–6.

Sniff! Sniff! by Ryan Sias (Apr. 7, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1490-0). Readers follow clues to guess where an energetic puppy’s nose will lead him next. Ages 3–7.


Mini Myths greets Brush Your Hair, Medusa! (Mar. 24, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-0953-1) and Make a Wish, Midas! (Mar. 24, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-0952-4) by Joan Holub, illus. by Leslie Patricelli, ages 1–3. And joining Pantone is Sticker Book with Posters (May 19, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1628-7), ages 2–up.


(dist. by Orca)

Born! A Foal, Five Kittens and Confederation by Deirdre Kessler, illus. by Brenda Jones (Feb. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-927502-33-4). This story about the birth of Canada introduces twins who live on Prince Edward Island. Ages 4–8.

Hockey Morning Noon and Night by Doretta Groenendyk (Feb. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-927502-30-3) centers on a boy who tries to incorporate hockey into everything he does. Ages 4–8.

Action Lab Entertainment

(dist. by Diamond Books)

Gronk: A Monster’s Story, Vol. 1 by Katie Cook (Mar. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-63229-088-5) compiles comics from the first year of this webcomic featuring a monster who joins a new family. All ages.

Adventure Publications

Do Beavers Need Blankets? by Stan Tekiela (Apr. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-59193-467-7). Photos of animals illustrate this look at how 13 animal species sleep. Ages 4–8.

Esther the Eaglet: A True Story of Rescue and Rehabilitation by Christie Gove-Berg (Mar. 2, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-59193-542-1). Based on a true incident, this story of an eaglet that hurts her wing when learning to fly is illustrated with photos. Ages 4–8.

Sophie’s Night Sky Adventure by Jonathan Poppele, illus. by Maria Lorimer (May 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-59193-419-6). On a stargazing trip with Grandpa, Sophie learns about the constellations. Ages 4–8.

Animal Tracks Activity Book by Brett Ortler (Apr. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-59193-538-4). An activity book introducing mammals and the tracks they make. Ages 5–10.

Great Lakes Activity Book by Paula Ellis, illustrated by Shane Nitzsche and Anna Kaiser (Apr. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-59193-526-1); and Great Smoky Mountains Activity Book by Ellis, illus. by Nitzsche (Apr. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-59193-455-4) include maps, pictures to color, mazes, and words finds. Ages 5–10.


(dist. by Consortium)

The Shark Curtain by Chris Schofield (Apr. 7, paper, $13.95, ISBN 978-1-61775-313-8). Set in Oregon in the mid-1960s, this debut novel follows a girl through her journey to self-acceptance and belonging. Ages 12–up.


Changers moves on with Oryon by T. Cooper and Allison Glock-Cooper (Apr. 7, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-617753077), ages 12–up.

Albert Whitman

Baby Party by Rebecca O’Connell, illus. by Susie Poole (Mar. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0512-0). This companion to Baby Parade introduces shapes at a party for toddlers. Ages 1–4.

Show Me Happy by Kathryn Madeline Allen, photos by Eric Futran (Mar. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7349-5). In this follow-up to A Kiss Means I Love You, photos reveal children engaging in such activities as helping, sharing, pushing, and pulling. Ages 2–5.

Around the World: A Colorful Atlas for Kids by Anita Ganeri, illus. by Christopher Corr (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0443-7), spotlights unique characteristics of the world’s countries. Ages 4–7.

How to Spy on a Shark by Lori Haskins Houran, illus. by Francisca Marquez (Mar. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-3402-1). A team of marine biologists uses a camera-equipped robotic device to track mako sharks’ movements through the water. Ages 4–7.

I Will Fight Monsters for You by Santi Balmes, illus. by Lyona (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-9056-0). Two girls—one human and the other a monster—are afraid of what’s under their beds. Ages 4–7.

Is It Passover Yet? by Chris Barash, illus. by Alessandra Psacharopulo (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-6330-4). A family prepares for the Passover Seder. Ages 4–7.

Janine by Maryann Cocca-Leffler (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-3754-1). In this story inspired by the author’s daughter, classmates come to appreciate Janine’s uniqueness. Ages 4–7.

Meditation Is an Open Sky: Mindfulness for Kids by Whitney Stewart, illus. by Sally Rippin (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-4908-7), describes nine meditation exercises to help kids find focus, manage stress, and face difficulties. Ages 4–7.

The Original Cowgirl: The Wild Adventures of Lucille Mulhall by Heather Lang, illus. by Suzanne Beaky (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-2931-7), is a picture-book biography of this Wild West performer in the early 20th century known as “the original cowgirl.” Ages 4–7.

Party Croc! A Folktale from Zimbabwe by Margaret Read MacDonald, illus. by Derek Sullivan (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-6320-5). A girl invites a crocodile to a party in exchange for a favor, thinking she won’t have to keep her promise. Ages 4–7.

The Sock Thief by Ana Crespo, illus. by Nana Gonzales (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7538-3). A Brazilian boy without a soccer ball gets creative when it’s his turn to bring one to school. Ages 4–7.

Sun Above and Blooms Below: A Springtime of Opposites by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky, illus. by Susan Swan (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-3632-2). Students discover opposites on a springtime field trip to a farm. Ages 4–7.

Uncle Eli’s Wedding by Tracy Newman, illus. by Sernur Isik (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-8293-0). When Uncle Eli’s wedding forces Daniel to miss his soccer game, he worries that once his uncle gets married, he won’t have any time for him. Ages 4–7.

Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America by Carole Boston Weatherford, illus. by Jamey Christoph (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-3017-7), offers a biography of this photographer who took a stand against racism and became the first black director in Hollywood. Ages 5–8.

The Curious Cat Spy Club by Linda Joy Singleton (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-1376-7). In this series launch, three friends rescue three kittens and form a club to solve animal mysteries. Ages 8–12.

Abby Spencer Goes to Bollywood by Varsha Bajaj (Mar. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-6365-6). After a 13-year-old discovers that her long-lost father is a Bollywood movie star, she travels to Mumbai to meet the family she never knew. Ages 9–13.

Mira in the Present Tense by Sita Brahmachari (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-5151-6). Mira’s journal tracks a month in the life of the 12-year-old Londoner as she deals with her grandmother’s terminal illness and befriends a classmate with a war-torn past. Ages 9–13.


Sam and Charlie (and Sam Too) are back in Sam and Charlie (and Sam Too) at Camp by Leslie Kimmelman, illus. by William Owl (Mar. 1, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7217-7), ages 5–8. The Boxcar Children Mysteries created by Gertrude Chandler Warner continues with The Mystery of the Missing Pop Idol (Mar. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-5605-4) and The Mystery of the Stolen Dinosaur Bones (Mar. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-5608-5), ages 7–10. The Lulu series concludes with Lulu and the Hamster in the Night by Hilary McKay, illus. by Priscilla Lamont (Mar. 1, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-4824-0), ages 7–10. Christopher Edge’s Penelope Tredwell Mysteries presents The Black Crow Conspiracy (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0780-3), ages 7–10. And Welcome to Bermooda! rolls on with The Big Cowhuna by Mike Litwin (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-8720-1), ages 7–10.

Albert Whitman Teen

Disappear Home by Laura Hurwitz (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-2468-8). In 1970, Shoshanna, her sister, and depression-prone mother escape from a commune run by her abusive father and find a haven at the farm of an elderly man. Ages 12–18.

Biggie by Derek E. Sullivan (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0727-8). The girl of his dreams convinces a shy, overweight teen to follow in his baseball legend father’s footsteps and play ball. Ages 13–18.

Down from the Mountain by Elizabeth Fixmer (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-8370-8). A teenager tries to be a good disciple of a polygamy cult in Colorado, but her forays into the outside world cause her to question all she knows. Ages 13–18.

Painless by S.A. Harazin (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-6288-8). Though he suffers from CIPA and cannot feel physical pain or temperature, a teen is determined to live on his own, find the parents who abandoned him, and travel the world. Ages 13–18.

Algonquin Young Readers

(dist. by Workman)

Catch You Later, Traitor by Avi (Mar. 10, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61620-359-7). In Newbery Medalist Avi’s most personal work, a seventh grader at a 1950s New York school is labeled a Communist by his teacher and sets out to discover the truth about his family. Ages 8–12.

The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste (Apr. 28, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-61620-414-3). In this twist on a Haitian folktale, a girl learns to use ancient magic to foil a malevolent spirit’s plan to reclaim the island. Ages 8–12.

Hit Count by Chris Lynch (May 19, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61620-250-7). This novel explores coming to terms with the dangers of America’s popular sport of football through the story of a teenage player. Ages 14–up.

The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma (Mar. 24, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61620-372-6) is a supernatural tale of guilt and innocence involving three girls: one a dancer, one in a juvenile detention center, and one who may hold the key to unlocking their darkest secrets. Ages 14–up.


Three-Ring Rascals greets Pop Goes the Circus! by Kate Klise, illus. by M. Sarah Klise (May 5, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-61620-464-8), ages 7–10.

Allen & Unwin

(dist. by IPG)

Come Count with Me! by Marika Wilson (June 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-74331-343-5). When Nana bird pretends she can’t count, Little Chick teaches her to count to five. Ages 2–5.

Too Hot for Spots by Mini Goss (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-74343-541-0). Stella comes to the rescue of her ailing friend, diagnosing him with a “bad case of the weasles.” Ages 2–5.

Crikey and Cat by Chris McKimmie (May 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-76011-003-1). After a storm blows the stars away, a ladder, a friend, a dog, a cat, and an all-night hardware store help the protagonist solve the problem. Ages 3–6.

I Have a Dog (An Inconvenient Dog) by Charlotte Lance (May 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-74331-781-5). Sometimes a mischievous puppy can be the most comforting friend in the world. Ages 3–6.

Let’s Play! by Gabriel Alborozo (June 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-74331-628-3). This celebration of the sounds of a symphony orchestra features a mother duck and her ducklings. Ages 3–6.

That Car! by Cate Kennedy, illus. by Carla Zapel (June 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-74331-095-3). On a farm, three siblings find an old car that takes them on magical adventures of the imagination. Ages 3–7.

The Duck and the Darklings by Glenda Millard and Stephen Michael King (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-74331-261-2). A boy who wants to find something special for his grandfather discovers a wounded duck for the man to mend. Ages 4–6.

Mr Chicken Lands on London by Leigh Hobbs (May 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-74331-592-7). An adventurous chicken flies to London to visit the city’s landmarks. Ages 4–8.

Figaro and Rumba and the Cool Cats by Anna Fienberg, illus. by Stephen Michael King (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-74331-349-7). The protagonists of Figaro and Rumba and the Crocodile Cafe make friends with the proprietors of the Cool Cats Cafe. Ages 5–8.

The Wombats at the Zoo by Roland Harvey (May 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-74331-904-8). The 12 Wombat kids and their two teachers from The Wombats Go on Camp have an adventure at the zoo. Ages 6–10.

Diary of a Golf Pro (Apr. 15, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-76011-149-6) and Diary of a Basketball Hero (May 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-76011-150-2) by Shamini Flint, illus. by Sally Heinrich, introduce a math whiz who is no good at sports, despite the encouragement of his self-help author father. Ages 7–11.

Don’t Look Now 1 (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-74331-123-3) and Don’t Look Now 2 by Paul Jennings and Andrew Weldon (June 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-74331-140-0) launch a series about a boy who can fly—but only when no one is looking. Ages 7–11.

The Simple Things by Bill Condon, illus. by Beth Norling (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-74331-724-2). On a visit to his grumpy great-aunt, Stephen learns about the simple things in life, like fishing and climbing trees, and about the importance of family. Ages 8–10.

Song for a Scarlet Runner by Julie Hunt (May 1, paper, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-74331-358-9). Running for her life because she brought bad luck to her village, a girl meets a 900-year-old boy and his ghost hound. Ages 9–12.

Phyllis Wong and the Return of the Conjuror by Geoffrey McSkimming (May 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-74331-837-9). The heroine of Phyllis Wong and the Forgotten Secret of Mr Okyto returns to solve a mystery surrounding stolen Shakespearean folios. Ages 9–14.

Crooked Leg Road by Jennifer Walsh (May 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-74331-693-1). Four friends uncover a plot involving a criminal gang, a planned kidnapping, and a school event that could go very wrong. Ages 10–14.

Amina: Through My Eyes by J.L. Powers, edited by Lyn White (May 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-74331-249-0), offers a fictional account of one child’s life in a conflict zone in Mogadishu, Somalia. Ages 11–14.

Racing the Moon by Michelle Morgan (June 1, paper, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-74331-635-1). During the Depression, after Joe’s family turns to illegal activities to make ends meet, the teen is sent to a religious boarding school, where he faces new hardships. Ages 12–up.

The One and Only Jack Chant by Rosie Borella (May 1, paper, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-74331-138-7). After meeting an enigmatic man, Amber embarks on a journey of mystery, romance, and self-discovery. Ages 13–16.

Shakespeare’s Hamlet, adapted by Nicki Greenberg (Apr. 1, hardcover, $39.99, ISBN 978-1-74175-642-5), is a graphic novel version of this drama. Ages 14–up.


Tashi returns in Tashi and the Wicked Magician: And Other Stories by Anna Fienberg and Barbara Fienberg, illus. by Kim Gamble (May 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-74331-508-8), ages 5–8. The Cryptic Casebook of Coco Carlomagno and Alberta debuts with The Perplexing Pineapple (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-74331-257-5) and The Looming Lamplight (July 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-74331-259-9) by Ursula Dubosarsky, illus. by Terry Denton, ages 6–8. Sword Girl by Frances Watts, illustrated by Gregory Rogers, issues The Secret of the Swords (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-74237-728-5), The Poison Plot (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-74237-792-6), The Tournament Trouble (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-74237-989-0), The Siege Scare (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-74237-990-6), The Terrible Trickster (June 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-74331-321-3), and Pigeon Problems (June 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-74331-322-0), ages 7–9. Grimstones by Asphyxia greets Whirlwind (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-74331-300-8) and Music School (June 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-74331-625-2), ages 8–12. And joining Diamond Spirit is Brumby Mountain by Karen Wood (Apr. 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-74237-863-3), ages 11–14.

Amazon Children’s Publishing/Skyscape

(dist. by Brilliance Audio)

The Mermaid’s Sister by Carrie Anne Noble (Mar. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4778-2088-9). Living on a mountaintop, two sisters gather herbs for their guardian’s potions and listen to her tales of faraway lands and wicked fairies. Ages 13–up.

Fire and Chasm by Chelsea Campbell (Mar. 17, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4778-2798-7). Azeril has become the Church’s most cunning weapon in its battle against wizards, but the truth about his own identity will put his world in danger. Ages 13–up.


Snow White Trilogy continues with As White as Snow by Salla Simukka, trans. by Owen F. Witesman (Mar. 3, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4778-2063-6), ages 13–up. And Susan Ee’s Penryn & the End of Days concludes with End of Days (May 12, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4778-2970-7), ages 14–up.

Amazon Children’s Publishing/Two Lions

(dist. by Brilliance Audio)

Twenty Yawns by Jane Smiley, illus. by Lauren Castillo (May 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4778-2635-5). Pulitzer Prize–winner Smiley’s debut picture book is a bedtime tale that moves from a boisterous day at the beach to a still, moonlit bedroom. Ages 3–5.

Circus Train by Jennifer Cole Judd, illus. by Melanie Matthews (May 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4778-2634-8), celebrates the wonders of the circus. Ages 3-7.

Pipsie, Nature Detective: The Disappearing Caterpillar by Rick DeDonato, illus. by Tracy Bishop (Mar. 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4778-2630-0), launches a series starring a young detective and a scooter-driving turtle. Ages 5–8.

The Sky Painter: Louis Fuertes, Bird Artist by Margarita Engle, illus. by Aliona Bereghici (Apr. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4778-2633-1). Poems by this Newbery Honor author describe the life, inspiration, and influence of bird painter Fuertes. Ages 6–8.

Small Wonders: Jean-Henri Fabre and His World of Insects by Matt Smith, illus. by Giuliano Ferri (May 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4778-2632-4), offers a picture-book biography of this French scientist who made new discoveries about beetles and baby wasps. Ages 6–8.

American Girl

Friends (Revised): Making Them & Keeping Them by Patti Kelley Criswell, illus. by Stacy Peterson (Feb. 28, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-60958-905-9), compiles quizzes, crafts, and true friendship stories. Ages 8–up.

Is This Normal? (Revised): More Girls’ Questions, Answered by the Editors of The Care & Keeping of You by Darcie Johnston (Feb. 28, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-60958-906-6) answers girls’ questions about their changing bodies and offers tips on talking to parents about puberty. Ages 8–up.

Mini Mysteries (Revised): 34 Tricky Tales to Untangle by Rick Walton (Feb. 28, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-60958-908-0) collects short mysteries to solve. Ages 8–up.

Doll Pets by Trula Magruder (Feb. 28, kit, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-60958-901-1) includes doll-sized tools, accessories, and crafting supplies. Ages 8–up.


New American Girls Mysteries are Danger in Paris: A Samantha Mystery by Sarah Masters Buckey (Feb. 28, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-60958-910-3), The Jazzman’s Trumpet: A Kit Mystery by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel (Feb. 28, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-60958-912-7), and The Smuggler’s Secrets: A Caroline Mystery by Kathleen Ernst (Feb. 28, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-60958-916-5), ages 8–up. A Smart Girl’s Guide welcomes A Smart Girl’s Guide: Drama, Rumors & Secrets: Staying True to Yourself in Changing Times by Nancy Holyoke (Feb. 28, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-60958-903-5), Drama-rama! A Quiz Book for A Smart Girl’s Guide: Drama, Rumors & Secrets by Emma MacLaren Henke (Feb. 28, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-60958-904-2), and A Smart Girl’s Guide: Staying Home Alone (Revised): A Girl’s Guide to Feeling Safe and Having Fun by Dottie Raymer (Feb. 28, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-60958-907-3), ages 8–up. Truly Me presents Friends Forever: Discover your friendship style with quizzes, activities, crafts and more! (May 21, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-60958-924-0), School Spirit: Discover your student style with quizzes, activities, crafts and more! (May 21, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-60958-925-7), and Shine Bright: Discover your performance style with quizzes, activities, crafts and more! (May 21, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-60958-926-4) by Carrie Anton, ages 8–up.

American Psychological Assoc./Magination

All My Stripes: A Story for Children with Autism by Shaina Rudolph and Danielle Royer, illus. by Jennifer Zivoin (Mar. 9, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4338-1916-2; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4338-1917-9). A zebra’s mother helps him learn that autism is only one of many qualities that make him special. Ages 4–8.

Don’t Put Yourself Down in Circus Town: A Story About Self-Confidence by Frank J. Sileo, illus. by Sue Cornelison (Feb. 16, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4338-1913-1; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4338-1914-8), reveals how a ringmaster fosters confidence in his fellow circus performers. Ages 4–8.

Stickley Sticks to It: A Frog’s Guide to Getting Things Done by Brenda Miles, illus. by Steve Mack (Feb. 17, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4338-1910-0; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4338-1911-7). A frog shows kids how to persevere on challenging tasks with determination and confidence. Ages 4–8.


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The Wing on a Flea by Ed Emberley (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62326-058-3) is a reissue of Emberley’s 1962 debut book of line drawings showing basic shapes and what they could become. Ages 4–up.

Andersen Press

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We’re Going to a Party by Jeanne Willis, illus. by Tony Ross (Apr. 1, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-84939-456-7), is a new edition of this lift-the-flap look at various animals’ party dress. Ages 3–5.

The Pet Person by Jeanne Willis, illus. by Tony Ross (Feb. 24, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-78344-242-3). A dog who wants a pet person discovers the pitfalls of pet-keeping after he finds a stray boy to play with. Ages 4–8.

Make Friends, Break Friends (Apr. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-84939-509-0) and A Friend in Need! (May 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-84939-576-2) by Julia Jarman, illus. by Kate Pankhurst, launch Friends, a series focusing on girls’ friendships. Ages 7–9.

Andersen Press USA

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The Dinosaurs Are Having a Party! by Gareth Jones, illus. by Garry Parsons (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4677-6313-4). When dinosaurs invite a boy to their party, perhaps all is not as it seems. Ages 4–9.

Elephants Can’t Jump! by Jeanne Willis, illus. by Adrian Reynolds (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4677-6316-5). When the other baby animals laugh at Elephant for not being able to jump, he realizes that he can do something that no other animal can do. Ages 4–9.

Elmer and Butterfly by David McKee (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4677-6326-4). After Elmer the elephant frees a trapped butterfly in the jungle, she promises to help him in return—but how? Ages 4–9.

I Feel Sick! by Tony Ross (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4677-5797-3). What happens when a princess, who is never sick unless asked to do things she doesn’t want to do, is invited to a party? Ages 4–9.

The Moon Dragons by Dyan Sheldon, illus. by Gary Blythe (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4677-6314-1). A king offers gold to anyone who can bring him singing moon dragons, but Alina knows their secrets are more precious than gold. Ages 4–9.

Rita’s Rhino by Tony Ross (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4677-6315-8). When Rita’s mom refuses to get her a pet, Rita goes to the zoo and returns with a rhinoceros who’s hard to keep secret. Ages 4–9.

Andrews McMeel

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Today I’ll Be a Princess by Paula Croyle, illus. by Heather Brown (Feb. 3, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4494-6057-0). In this sparkly book, an aspiring princess craves the royal treatment until she learns that princesses aren’t allowed to play in the mud. Ages 3–5.

Zoo Babies (Feb. 3, hardcover, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4494-6058-7) introduces pint-sized versions of exotic animals. Ages 3–5.

Garfield: Hambre para diversión by Jim Davis (Apr. 28, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4494-6914-6) offers the first-ever Spanish-language collection of Garfield comic strips. Ages 8–12.

Unicorn on a Roll: Another Heavenly Nostrils Chronicle by Dana Simpson (May 26, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4494-7076-0). In this follow-up to Phoebe and Her Unicorn, the pair have adventures in and out of school. Ages 8–12.


AMP! Comics for Kids presents Alien Invasion in My Backyard: An EMU Club Adventure by Ruben Bolling (Apr. 7, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4494-5709-9), ages 7–10; The G-Man Super Journal: Awesome Origins by Chris Giarrusso (Feb. 17, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-4494-5844-7), ages 7–12; Stinky Cecil in Operation Pond Rescue by Paige Braddock (Feb. 3, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4494-5711-2), ages 7–12; Skip School, Fly to Space: A Pearls Before Swine Collection by Stephan Pastis (June 30, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4494-3637-7), ages 8–12; and Woodstock: Master of Disguise: A Peanuts Collection by Charles M. Schulz (Apr. 28, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4494-5827-0), ages 8–12. Big Nate reappears in Say Good-bye to Dork City by Lincoln Peirce (Mar. 17, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4494-6225-3), ages 8–12.


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Mister Doctor: Janusz Korczak and the Orphans of the Warsaw Ghetto by Irene Cohen-Janca, illus. by Maurizio A.C. Quarello (Mar. 1, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-55451-715-2), spotlights the work of this Polish educator, writer, and doctor who devoted himself to the children of the Warsaw Ghetto. Ages 9–12.

Prison Boy by Sharon McKay (Mar. 10, hardcover, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-55451-731-2; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-55451-730-5). After two orphans who were tricked into delivering a terrorist bomb are arrested, they retreat into a benign fantasy world. Ages 12–up.


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Creative Girls Enchanted Adventures: Wellspring of Magic (Apr. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-57367-463-8) and The Emerald Dragon (May 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-57367-467-6) by Jan Fields launch a series about six girls who open a secret door to a magical realm and discover each has a special power. Ages 7–9.


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Fibonacci Zoo by Tom Robinson, illus. by Christina Wald (Apr. 20, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62855-553-0). Eli’s adventure at an unusual zoo introduces readers to the Fibonacci number pattern. Ages 4–8.

Primate School by Jennifer Keats Curtis (Apr. 20, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62855-555-4). This photo journal shows how technology and training entertain and teach new skills to primates in captivity. Ages 4–8.

This Land Is Your Land by Catherine Ciocchi, illus. by Cathy Morrison (Apr. 20, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62855-557-8), explores the different types of land masses found throughout the world. Ages 4–8.

Wandering Woolly by Andrea Gabriel (Apr. 20, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62855-567-7). After a woolly mammoth wanders off and realizes danger is nearby, she is able to find her way back to the pack. Ages 4–8.

Achoo! Why Pollen Counts by Shennen Bersani (Apr. 20, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62855-550-9). Baby Bear complains about pollen, but his friends explain why it is good for the forest and its residents. Ages 4–8.


Animal Anatomy and Adaptations introduces Animal Mouths by Mary Holland (Apr. 20, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62855-552-3), ages 4–8.

Arsenal Pulp

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When Everything Feels Like the Movies by Raziel Reid (Apr. 14, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-55152-574-7). Jude’s school is like a film set, with crew members who make things happen, extras who fill the empty desks, and cool movie stars—but Jude doesn’t fit any of those roles. Ages 12–18.

Arte Público/Piñata

Francisco’s Kites/Las cometas de Francisco by Alicia Klepeis, trans. by Gabriela Baeza Ventura, illus. by Gary Undercuffler (May 31, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-55885-804-6). In this bilingual story, a boy from El Salvador uses his ingenuity to build unique kites to fly near his new home in the U.S. Ages 4–8.

Sofi and the Magic, Musical Mural/Sofi y el mágico mural musical by Raquel Ortiz, trans. by Gabriela Baeza Ventura, illus. by Maria Dominguez (May 31, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-55885-803-9). This bilingual tale about a girl and a magical mural celebrates Puerto Rican traditions and community art. Ages 4–8.


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Chronicles of the Tempus wraps up with The Queen Alone by K.A.S. Quinn (Apr. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-84887-056-7), ages 9–12.

August House

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Forty Fun Fables: Tales That Trick, Tickle and Teach by Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss (Apr. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-939160-77-5) compiles animal fables from various cultures. Ages 7–10.


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American Fun Facts by J.E. Bright, illus. by Mehdi Dewalle (May 12, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-2-7338-3238-7), answers such questions as “What is the tallest mountain?” and “How did the United States get its name?” Ages 5–7.


My First Stories gains Where Is Fluffy? by Leslie Bulion, illus. by Jannie Ho (Apr. 14, board book, $12.95, ISBN 978-2-7338-3235-6), up to age 3. Joining My Little Sound Books are Band Instruments (May 12, board book, $11.95, ISBN 978-2-7338-3233-2) and Forest Animals (May 12, board book, $11.95, ISBN 978-2-7338-3232-5), both illus. by Christophe Boncens, ages 3–7. And Square Picture Books welcomes Shelby the Flying Snail by Virginie Hanna, illus. by Amandine Piu (June 9, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-2-7338-3237-0) and The Wolf Who Wanted to Change His Color by Orianne Lallemand, illus. by Eleonore Thuillier (June 9, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-2-7338-3236-3), ages 5–7.


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Cartoon Pop-Up presents Loving Sisters (Feb. 1, novelty book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-61889-065-8), ages 3–6.


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It’s Up to Charlie Hardin by Dean Ing (Feb. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4767-8030-6). This coming-of-age story set in WWII-era Texas chronicles a teen’s adventures. Ages 10–up.


Outdoor Opposites by Brenda Williams and Rachel Oldfield, illus. by Flannery Brothers (May 31, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-7828-5094-6; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-7828-5095-3). Packaged with a CD, this camping sing-along encourages kids to demonstrate opposite actions. Ages 3–7.

Millie’s Chickens by Brenda Williams, illus. by Valeria Cis (Mar. 31, hardcover, $16.99 ISBN 978-1-7828-5082-3; paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-7828-5083-0). Millie tends her backyard chickens from dawn to night. Ages 5–7.


New Little Loves Rattle Books by Tangerine Designs Ltd are Casey Chick: A Shake & Rattle Soft Storybook (Feb. 1, novelty book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-7563-1), Katie Kitten: A Shake & Rattle Soft Storybook (Feb. 1, novelty book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-7564-8), and Lucy Lamb: A Shake & Rattle Soft Storybook (Feb. 1, novelty book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-7565-5), up to age 3.

Richard Scarry’s Good Morning, Busytown! by Richard Scarry (Mar. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6777-5). Readers pull tabs to greet Busytown characters. Ages 2–5.

Whiffy Wilson: The Wolf Who Wouldn’t Go to School by Caryl Hart, illus. by Leonie Lord (June 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-0620-8). Whiffy faces his first day of school. Ages 3–5.

Launching Quiz Spinners are Fun-Filled Facts and Brain-Teasers! (Feb. 1, novelty book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6755-3) and Fun-Filled Facts and Brain-Teasers! (Feb. 1, novelty book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6756-0) by Angeles Sharpe, ages 4–6.

Forty Eight Funny Faces: Use the Cling-On Stickers to Make Funny Faces! by Elizabeth Golding, illus. by Lisa Mallett, designed by Anton Poitier (Mar. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-0599-7) includes four dozen blank faces and over 275 reusable stickers for kids to mix and match. Ages 4–7.

Amazing Copycat Coloring: Cool Pictures to Copy and Complete, illus. by Emily Golden Twomey (Apr. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-0635-2) presents spaceships, dinosaurs, and other images. Ages 6–9.

Beautiful Copycat Coloring: Pretty Pictures to Copy and Complete, illus. by Cindy Wilde (Apr. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-0636-9) compiles drawings of costumes, palaces, and animals. Ages 6–9.

Two-Player Big Fun Book: Puzzles & Games for Two to Do! by Lydia Crook (Mar. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-0605-5) compiles mazes, hidden pictures, and other activities for duos. Ages 6–10.

Make 24 Paper Planes: Includes Awesome Launcher Kit! by Elizabeth Golding, illus. by Kees Moerbeek (June 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-0640-6) contains folding and flying instructions. Ages 7–11.

Super Doodles: Complete the Crazy Pictures! by David Mostyn (Mar. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-0606-2) challenges doodlers to finish 200 partial illustrations. Ages 7–11.

The Wacky & Wonderful World Through Numbers: Over 2,000 Figures and Facts by Steve Martin, Clive Gifford, and Marianne Taylor (Apr. 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-0590-4) examines such topics as people, animals, toys, fashion, and pirates through the lens of numbers. Ages 8–12.

Explore 360 Pompeii: Be Transported Back in Time with a Breathtaking 3D Tour by Peter Chrisp, designed by Hannah Platts (Mar. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6766-9). This look at life in Pompeii comes with a CD-ROM of 3-D model animations. Ages 8–14.

5 Seconds of Summer Confidential: Over 100 Amazing Photographs of the World’s Hottest Boy Band by Malcolm Croft (Mar. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-0716-8) spotlights this band. Ages 8–16.

Do It Yourself Beauty Diary: With Pretty Stickers, Body Art Stencils, and a Skin Color Guide by Caroline Rowlands (Feb. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-0616-1) collects beauty tips. Ages 10–14.


Joining Bright Beginnings are Animals: A Bright and Busy First Book of Animals for Baby! (Feb. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6741-6), Colors: A Bright and Busy First Book of Colors for Baby! (Feb. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6742-3), First Words: A Bright and Busy Collection of First Words for Baby! (Feb. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6743-0), and Numbers: A Bright and Busy First Counting Book for Baby! (Feb. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6744-7) by Nick Ackland, ages 1–3. And Goodnight by Michelle Robinson, illus. by Nick East, introduces Goodnight Digger: The Perfect Bedtime Book! (Mar. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-0661-1), Goodnight Pirate: The Perfect Bedtime Book! (Mar. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-0662-8), Goodnight Princess: The Perfect Bedtime Book! (Mar. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-0663-5), and Goodnight Tractor: The Perfect Bedtime Book! (Mar. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-0664-2), ages 1–4.

My Best Friend & Me welcomes Anik & Yukon (Mar. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6763-8), Kato & Simba (Mar. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6762-1), Mimi & Ling (Mar. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6765-2), and Tariq & Mika (Mar. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6764-5) by Annelien Wehrmeijer, illus. by Deborah Van De Liejgraaf, ages 2–5. Dylan’s Amazing Dinosaurs picks up The Stegosaurus: With Pull-Out, Pop-Up Dinosaur Inside! (Mar. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-0644-4) and The Tyrannosaurus Rex: With Pull-Out, Pop-Up Dinosaur Inside! (Mar. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-0643-7) by E.T. Harper and Dan Taylor, ages 4–7.

Little Hands Creative Sticker Play releases Ballet: Over 1000 Reusable Stickers! (Mar. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-0566-9) and Fluffy Animals: Over 1000 Reusable Stickers! (Mar. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-0567-6) by Mandy Archer, ages 4–7. New Art Painting titles by Bernadette Cuxart are Art Painting on Everyday Items (Apr. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-0651-2), Art Painting with Different Tools (Apr. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-0653-6), Art Painting with Everyday Materials (Apr. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-0654-3), and Art Stamping Using Everyday Objects (Apr. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-0652-9), ages 5–8. Create Your Own World rolls on with Sticker Stencil House by Elizabeth Golding, illus. by Christos Skaltsas, designed by Anton Poitier (Apr. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6793-5), ages 5–9. And Creativity Books adds Ballet Creativity Book: With Games, Cut-Outs, Art Paper, Stickers, and Stencils by Caroline Rowlands (Mar. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-0555-3), ages 5–10. Joining Doodle Fun are Dare to Doodle: Can You Complete Over 100 Drawings and Let Your Pencils Loose? by Rowlands, illus. by Eglantine Ceulemans (Mar. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-0642-0) and Daydream Doodles: Let Your Mind Drift and Your Pencil Scribble with Over 100 Drawings to Complete and Color by Rowlands, illus. by Eilidh Muldoon (Mar. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-0641-3), ages 6–10.

How to Draw issues How to Draw Amazing Animals and Incredible Insects: Packed with Over 100 Fascinating Animals by (Apr. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-0583-6), How to Draw Awesome Vehicles: Land, Sea, and Air: Packed with Over 100 Incredible Vehicles (Apr. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-0582-9), and How to Draw Incredible Aliens and Cool Space Stuff: Packed with Over 100 Space Drawing Ideas (Apr. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-0584-3), illus. by Fiona Gowen, ages 7–11. Kate Parkhurst’s Mariella Mysteries continues with Mariella Mystery Investigates the Spaghetti Yeti (Feb. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-0705-2) and Mariella Mystery Investigates a Kitty Calamity (May 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-0704-5), ages 7–11. And new Visual Explorers by Toby Reynolds and Paul Calver are Extreme Earth (Apr. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-0578-2, Ocean Life (Apr. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-0579-9), Predators (Apr. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-0580-5), and Rainforests (Apr. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-0581-2), ages 8–12.


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Save Coins for Causes offers Let’s Make a Difference: Learning About Our Ocean by Gabriella Francine (Apr. 1, hardcover, $15, ISBN 978-1-938504-06-8), ages 3–7.

Bella & Harry

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The Adventures of Bella & Harry by Lisa Manzione, illus. by Kristine Lucco, moves on with Let’s Visit Beijing! (June 30, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-937616-56-4) and Let’s Visit Berlin! (June 30, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-937616-55-7), ages 5–10.


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Princess Cupcake Jones is back in Princess Cupcake Jones and the Queen’s Closet by Ylleya Fields, illus. by Michael LaDuca (May 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-0-9909986-5-5), ages 4–8.


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Fabulous Me, Piper Lee and the Peanut Butter Itch by Tolya Thompson, illus. by Terence Gaylor (Apr. 6, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-9708296-7-2), is a new Smarties Book, ages 4–8.


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3 Little Culottes by Sylvia Chausse, illus. by Anne Letuffe (Apr. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-9806711-1-7) offers a twist on “The Three Little Pigs.” Ages 3–6.

The Prince of Peas by Sylvia Chausse, illus. by Anne Letuffe (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-9806711-0-0). This play on “The Princess and the Pea” features collage-style art. Ages 4–8.

The Songs of Sally Scaredy-Pants by Anne Lemonnier, illus. by Claire de Gastold (May 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-9806711-6-2). A girl uses song to overcome her fears. Ages 5–7.

I Am Ivan Crocodile! by René Gouichoux, illus. by Julia Neuhaus (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-9806711-3-1). Ivan, a special child, knows that he’s different, and knows why: inside, he is a crocodile. Ages 5–8.

Angela and the Cherry Tree by Raphaële Frier, illus. by Teresa Lima (May 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-9806711-4-8), spotlights a day in the life of a woman struggling with dementia. Ages 5–9.

Better Link/Shanghai

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Ming’s Adventure with Confucius in Qufu: A Story in English and Chinese by Li Jian, trans. by Yijin Wert (Apr. 7, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60220-989-3). Ming is transported back to China’s Shandong Province during the era of Confucius. Ages 4–8.

Zheng He, the Great Chinese Explorer: A Bilingual Story of Adventure and Discovery by Li Jian, trans. by Yijin Wert (Apr. 7, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60220-990-9). A profile of this explorer, in Chinese and English, who lived during the Ming Dynasty, in the 14th century C.E., and made seven major expeditions by sea. Ages 4–8.

Beyond Words/Aladdin

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Be What You Want gains So, You Want to Be a Dancer? The Ultimate Guide to Exploring the Dance Industry by Laurel van der Linde (Apr. 7, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-58270-451-7), ages 8–12.

Beyond Words/Simon Pulse

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What If I’m an Atheist? A Teen’s Guide to Exploring a Life Without Religion by David Seidman (Mar. 10, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-58270-407-4) answers questions about atheism and nonbelief, and includes interviews with both religious and atheist teens. Ages 12–up.

Big Kid Science

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Science Adventures with Max the Dog presents Max Goes to Mars, Second Edition by Jeffrey Bennett, illus. by Alan Okamoto (Apr. 1, hardcover, $15, ISBN 978-1-937548-44-5), ages 7–9.

Series in Spanish

Una aventura de ciencias con el perro (Science Adventures with Max the Dog) offers Max viaja a Marte (Max Goes to Mars, Second Edition) by Jeffrey Bennett (June 1, hardcover, $15, ISBN 978-1-937548-48-3), ages 7–9.

John Blake

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The Land of Dragor: The Gift of Charms by Julia Suzuki (May 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78219-924-3) is the first volume in a series about the last of the world’s dragons. Ages 9–12.


Dr. Dino’s Learnatorium presents Did Romans Really Wash Themselves in Wee? (Apr. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78219-915-1) and Do Turtles Really Breathe Out of Their Bums? (Apr. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78219-774-4) by Noel Botham, ages 9–12.


Behold! A Baby by Stephanie Watson, illus. by Joy Ang (June 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-452-7). A father revels in baby’s fantastic feats (smiling, babbling), but big brother is not impressed. Ages 3–6.

Bubble Trouble by Tom Percival (June 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-679-8). In this lift-the-flap tale, best friends band together to compete with a talented peer in a bubble-blowing contest. Ages 3–6.

There’s a Lion in My Cornflakes by Michelle Robinson, illus. by Jim Field (May 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8027-3836-3). Two brothers end up with a wild menagerie when they try to win a free lion. Ages 3–6.

Tiara Saurus Rex by Brianna Caplan Sayres, illus. by Mike Boldt (Feb. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-263-9). Is it worth it for Tina Rex to win the Miss Dinosaur pageant if it means losing her friends? Ages 3–6.

Dragon Jelly by Claire Freedman, illus. by Sue Hendra (July 7, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-682-8). At his party, Max serves lots of wacky, monstrous treats, but the best is dragon jelly. Ages 4–8.

Dad’s First Day by Mike Wohnoutka (July 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-473-2). In this tale, it’s Oliver’s father rather than Oliver who has first-day-of-school jitters. Ages 4–8.

My Amazing Adventure Activity and Sticker Book (May 5, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-760-3) and My Animals Activity and Sticker Book (July 7, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-762-7) collect activities featuring various adventures; and exotic animals. Ages 4–8.

Super Fly: The World’s Smallest Superhero! by Todd H. Doodler (May 5, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-379-7). This chapter-book series launch introduces a housefly who morphs into a tiny superhero. Ages 5–7.

Draw It!: 100 wacky things to doodle and draw! by Sally Kindberg (May 5, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-761-0) is a full-color doodle book with more than 1,000 reusable stickers. Ages 7–10.

The Doublecross (And Other Skills I Learned as a Superspy) by Jackson Pearce (July 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-414-5) launches an action-adventure series about a boy who saves the day when his spy parents go missing on a secret mission. Ages 8–12.

The Friendship Riddle by Megan Frazer Blakemore (May 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-630-9). Ditched by her best friend, Ruth decides she doesn’t need friends—until she can’t solve a riddle alone. Ages 8–12.

The Imaginary by A.F. Harrold, illus. by Emily Gravett (Mar. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8027-3811-0). A girl has an imaginary friend no one else can see, until an evil man arrives who hunts imaginaries. Ages 8–12.

Spacejackers by Huw Powell (June 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-515-9). In this trilogy debut, Jack is on the run from space pirates while searching for his true identity. Ages 8–12.

Inherit Midnight by Kate Kae Myers (Feb. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-219-6). When her grandmother leaves her fortune to the descendant who solves puzzles during a worldwide race, Avery must prove herself to her family. Ages 12–17.

Soulprint by Megan Miranda (Feb. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8027-3774-8) is a futuristic love story about a girl who is held prisoner because her soul’s past self was once a sought-after villain. Ages 12–17.

The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord (Mar. 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-359-9). A year after Paige’s boyfriend died in an accident, she’s finally ready to give high school a second chance. Ages 12–17.

Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George (July 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-431-2). Two society girls in circa 1890 New York City return to their native Romania to find husbands and learn family secrets. Ages 13–up.

When Reason Breaks by Cindy L. Rodriguez (Feb. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-412-1). Two very different teens struggling with personal demons bond over Emily Dickinson’s poetry. Ages 13–up.

Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan (May 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-690-3). In this novel about betrayal and healing, Apple deals with her long-absent mother and comes to know her younger sister. Ages 13–up.

The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (July 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-594-4). A teen follows in the footsteps of her older sister, who fixes political scandals, as she solves the problems of her peers. Ages 13–up.

Hold Me Like a Breath: Once Upon a Crime Family by Tiffany Schmidt (May 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8027-3782-3). A series launch centers on a teen whose family is one of three rival clans that control the black market for organ transplants. Ages 13–up.

This Side of Home by Renée Watson (Feb. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-59990-668-3). Nikki and Maya, African-American twins who have always shared everything, confront their differing feelings on the importance of their ethnic and cultural identities. Ages 13–up.

Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas (June 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-590-6). The friendship of two boys who can never meet for medical reasons is tested when their shared, sinister past is revealed. Ages 14–up.

The Devil You Know by Trish Doller (June 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-416-9). In this psychological thriller, Cadie joins two boys on a road trip that turns terrifying. Ages 14–up.

The Last Good Day of the Year by Jessica Warman (May 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8027-3662-8). Years after Samantha identified her sister’s murderer, she realizes she may have sent the wrong person to prison—and the perpertrator may still be at large. Ages 14–up.

Positively Beautiful by Wendy Mills (Mar. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-341-4). In this story of love and loss, a teen copes with the reality that a rare genetic mutation could dramatically change her life. Ages 14–up.

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (May 5, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-444-2). In this series debut, a beastly creature drags a huntress to a treacherous land after she slays a wolf. Ages 14–up.


Pig Kahuna continues with Who’s That Pig? by Jennifer Sattler (May 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-632-3), ages 3–6. Kathleen Krull’s Women Who Broke the Rules gets underway with Dolley Madison, illus. by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher (June 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8027-3793-9), Judy Blume, illus. by David Leonard (June 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8027-3795-3), Sacajawea, illus. by Matt Collins (June 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8027-3799-1), and Sonia Sotomayor, illus. by Angela Dominguez (June 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8027-3797-7), ages 6–9. Jim Henson’s Enchanted Sisters greets Summer’s Friendship Games by Elise Allen and Halle Stanford, illus. by Paige Pooler (Apr. 7, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-272-1), ages 7–10. And Dance Divas showcases Showstopper by Sheryl Berk (Apr. 21, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-575-3), ages 8–12.

Sunny Sweet picks up Sunny Sweet Can So Get Lost by Jennifer Ann Mann (Feb. 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-505-0), ages 8–12. The Wide-Awake Princess returns in Princess in Disguise by E.D. Baker (Mar. 31, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-573-9), ages 8–12. Joining Dragonborn is Doubleborn by Toby Forward (Feb. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-528-9), ages 10–14. Urban Outlaws issues Blackout by Peter Jay Black (June 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-592-0), ages 10–14. Shannon Hale’s Princess Academy concludes with The Forgotten Sisters (Mar. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-485-5), ages 10–14. Knightley and Son moves on with K-9 by Rohan Gavin (Feb. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-494-7), ages 10–15. If Only... continues with Wild Hearts by Jessica Burkhart (May 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-258-5)., ages 13–up. The Scarlet trilogy by A.C. Gaughen wraps up with Lion Heart (May 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8027-3616-1), ages 13–up.

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It’s a Seashell Day by Dianne Ochiltree, illus. by Elliot Kreloff (Apr. 7, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-60905-530-1). In this companion to It’s a Firefly Night, a mother and son spend a day exploring the seashore. Ages 3–7.

Ruckus on the Ranch by the Texas Tenors, illus. by Brian Fitzgerald (May 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-60905-534-9). This singing trio offers a story about a chase involving a cowboy, cowgirl, and animals. Ages 3–7.

Stella and Charlie, Friends Forever by Bernadette Peters, illus. by Liz Murphy (June 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-60905-535-6). In this companion to Broadway Barks and and Stella Is a Star, canine heroine Stella adjusts to the shelter dog that joins her family. Ages 3–7.

Can You Whoo, Too? by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Sophie Fatus (Mar. 31, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-60905-524-0) introduces animals and the sounds they make, and includes sidebars featuring science and nature facts. Ages 4–8.

Little Bird, Be Quiet! by Kirsten Hall, illus. by Sabina Gibson (Feb. 17, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-60905-520-2). A bird who loves to talk finally finds someone who will listen: his own reflection. Ages 4–8.

Long Tail Kitty: Come Out and Play by Lark Pien (Mar. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-60905-394-9). The heroine of Long Tail Kitty grapples with the trials of friendship in five graphic-format tales. Ages 4–8.

Where Does Kitty Go in the Rain? by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Brigette Barrager (Mar. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-60905-519-6). A girl searching for her missing kitten in her yard learns about how animals adapt to rain. Ages 4–8.

101 Ways to Be a Good Granny by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Katie Kath (Apr. 21, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-60905-514-1), is an ode to grandmothers that highlights the many roles they play. Ages 5–up.


Balloon Toons welcomes Dinosaurs in Space: Out of This World! by Pranas Naujokaitis (Apr. 14, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-60905-543-1), ages 5–7. Joining I Can Read Chapters is Seymour Strange: How to Trick a One-Eyed Ghost by Susan Lurie, illus. by Victor Rivas (May 12, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-60905-575-2), ages 5–7.

Jump-into-Chapters continues with It’s Me, Clover by Lola Schaefer, illus. by Susan Nees (May 19, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-60905-502-8), ages 5–7. And Jessie Hartland’s How the... Got to the Museum issues How the Flag Got to the Museum (Apr. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-60905-540-0), ages 7–9.

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Black and White Nighty-Night by Sarah Jones (Apr. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-936669-31-8). A young owl bids goodnight to barnyard friends as they snuggle in for sleep in this rhyme. Up to age 3.

Read Baby, Every Day by John Hutton, M.D., illus. by Leah Busch (Apr. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-936669-34-9). This tale told from a baby’s point of view celebrates the ritual of parent-child reading. Up to age 3.

Lloyd Llama by Sarah Jones (June 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-936669-32-5). A llama who loves anything spelled with a double “l” comes to terms with an alpaca with an affinity for the letter a. Ages 5–7.

Boom! Studios

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Steven Universe, Vol. 1, by Jeremy Sorese, created by Rebecca Sugar, illus. by Coleman Engle (June 9, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-60886-706-6). Steven Universe, a not-so-normal Beach City citizen, saves the day and learns what it means to be a good friend. Ages 8–up.

Bee and PuppyCat, Vol. 1 by Natasha Allegri and Jackson Garrett, illus. by Allegri (Apr. 14, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-60886-487-4). This tale of a magical girl and her mysterious pet is a comic-book rendition of Allegri’s YouTube animated series. Ages 8–up.

Boyds Mills

Bedtime at Bessie and Lil’s by Julie Sternberg, illus. by Adam Gudeon (Mar. 3, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-59078-934-6). Two bunny sisters are too busy playing to listen to Mama as she reads at bedtime. Ages 3–7.

No, No, Kitten! by Shelley Moore Thomas, illus. by Lori Nichols (Mar. 3, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-62091-631-5). A mischievous feline wants not only catnip and milk but provisions for a trip to Jupiter. Ages 3–7.

Space Boy and His Dog by Dian Curtis Regan, illus. by Robert Neubecker (Apr. 7, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-59078-955-1). In this comics-style trilogy launch, a boy blasts off to save a cat lost on the moon. Ages 3–7.

Leaflets Three, Let It Be! The Story of Poison Ivy by Anita Sanchez, illus. by Robin Brickman (Apr. 7, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-62091-445-8), tells how this plant provides food and shelter for creatures. Ages 4–8.

You Nest Here with Me by Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple, illus. by Melissa Sweet (Mar. 3, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-59078-923-0). At bedtime, Mama explains how various birds nest with their babies. Ages 4–8.

Big Tractor by Nathan Clement (Mar. 3, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-62091-790-9) reveals a tractor and farmer working together from planting time to harvest. Ages 5–8.

Glamorous Garbage by Barbara Johansen Newman (Mar. 3, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-62091-626-1). Ordered to clear out the clutter in her room, Bobbie instead brings home garage-sale finds. Ages 5–8.


Strange and Wonderful adds Octopuses! by Laurence Pringle, illus. by Meryl Henderson (Apr. 7, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-59078-928-5), ages 7–9.

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Like a River: A Civil War Novel by Kathy Canon Wiechman (Apr. 7, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62979-209-5). Two teens who enlist in the Union Army must protect deep-rooted secrets. Ages 9–up.

Diary of a Waitress: The Not-So-Glamorous Life of a Harvey Girl by Carolyn Meyer (Apr. 7, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-62091-652-0). Inspired by the experiences of young waitresses at Harvey Houses in the 1920s, this is a fictional account of the lives of three “Harvey Girls.” Ages 10–up.

Fatal Fever: Tracking Down Typhoid Mary by Gail Jarrow (Mar. 3, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-62091-597-4) relays the true story of America’s battle against typhoid fever in the early 20th century as seen through the eyes of the woman who unwittingly carried the bacteria, as well as her health care providers. Ages 10–up.

Boys Town

Spacing Out! Discovering the Importance of Completing Tasks by Stephie McCumbee, illus. by Lisa M. Griffin (Mar. 1, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-934490-77-8). Hunter’s daydreams about being an astronaut interfere with his classwork, until his father and teacher help him learn to complete tasks. Ages 5–10.


Responsible Me! offers But It’s Not My Fault! by Julia Cook, illus. by Anita DuFalla (Mar. 25, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-934490-80-8), ages 4–11. And Urban Character Education continues with The Power of Bystanders: Willie Bohanon and Friends Learn to Handle Bullying Like a Boss by Kip Jones, illus. by Chad Isely (Apr. 1, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-934490-79-2), ages 7–14.


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BraveMouse Readers gains Wet Hen: A Short Vowel Adventure by Molly Coxe (Apr. 1, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-940947-30-3), ages 5–7.

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Safari Sam’s Wild Animals by David West issues Polar Animals (May 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-62267-032-1), Desert Animals (May 5, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-62267-035-2), Freshwater Animals (May 5, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-62267-031-4), Jungle Animals (May 5, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-62267-036-9), Mountain Animals (May 5, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-62267-033-8), and Ocean Animals (May 5, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-62267-034-5), ages 5–7.

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Joining Bright Ideas for Learning is Action Art: Hands-On Active Art Adventures by MaryAnn Kohl and Barbara Zaborowski (June 9, paper, $21.95, ISBN 978-0-935607-34-5), ages 2–12.

Brook Forest Voices

The Magical Red Flower: An Aztec Legend by Patricia Ann Reid (June 1, paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-941105-23-8) tells of a slave girl and mystical animals that rescue Emperor Montezuma; packaged with an audio CD. Ages 8–12.

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Girl’s Guide to DIY Fashion by Rachel Low (Apr. 1, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-60705-995-0) provides tools for creating fashions for various occasions. Ages 8–14.

We Love to Sew Gifts: Fun Stuff for Kids to Stitch and Share by Annabel Wrigley (Mar. 1, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-60705-997-4) rounds up 23 craft projects for gift giving. Ages 8–14.

Campfire Graphic Novels

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The Little Alien by Jason Quinn and Sourav Dutta, illus. by Rajesh Nagulakonda (Mar. 10, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-93-81182-01-7). Bob and an alien girl build a spaceship and go on a journey of imagination. Ages 3–7.

Genesis: From Creation to the Flood by Jason Quinn and Naresh Kumar (Mar. 3, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-93-81182-03-1) retells stories from Genesis in graphic format. Ages 10–up.


The Kaurava Empire presents The Vengeance of Ashwatthama by Jason Quinn, illus. by Sachin Nagar (Apr. 7, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-93-81182-00-0), ages 12–up.


Are You My Mommy? (Apr. 14, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7372-7). A pup searches for its mother in this lift-the-flap tale. Up to age 3.

Hop! Hop! (Feb. 10, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6319-3) and Boo! (July 14, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6320-9) by Leslie Patricelli. Baby celebrates Easter and Halloween. Up to age 3.

So Cozy by Lerryn Korda (Mar. 24, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7373-4). Dog’s bed looks so cozy that the other animals climb in to snuggle together. Up to age 3.

The Big Princess by Taro Miura (May 12, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7459-5). In this follow-up to The Tiny King, the tiny princess the king and queen discover on a leaf grows bigger and bigger. Ages 2–5.

The Bus Is for Us by Michael Rosen, illus. by Gillian Tyler (Apr. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6983-6), showcases kids’ delight in riding a bus. Ages 2–5.

Chooky-Doodle-Doo by Jan Whiten, illus. by Sinéad Hanley (Mar. 24, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7327-7). In this rhyming counting book, chicks try to yank a worm from the ground. Ages 2–5.

Have You Seen My Monster? by Steven Light (Apr. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7513-4). A fair is filled with shapes—and a monster is lurking—in this follow-up to Have You Seen My Dragon? Ages 2–5.

Just Itzy by Lana Krumwiede, illus. by Greg Pizzoli (Feb. 24, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5811-3). A spider longing to drop the “Bitzy” and become “just Itzy” encounters other nursery-rhyme characters. Ages 2–5.

Out and About: A First Book of Poems by Shirley Hughes (Mar. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7644-5) compiles seasonal poems that evoke children’s day-to-day experiences. Ages 2–5.

Pat-a-Cake Baby by Joyce Dunbar, illus. by Polly Dunbar (June 9, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7577-6). The familiar rhyme inspired this tale of a collaborative nighttime baking project. Ages 2–5.

Soon by Timothy Knapman, illus. by Patrick Benson (Feb. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7478-6). A young elephant’s mother protects him when they encounter various animals on an outing. Ages 2–5.

Sweep Up the Sun by Helen Frost, photos by Rick Lieder (Mar. 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6904-1). Poems and photos spotlight 11 bird species. Ages 2–5.

The Cow Tripped Over the Moon: A Nursery Rhyme Emergency by Jeanne Willis, illus. by Joel Stewart (May 12, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7402-1). Nursery rhyme characters run into trouble. Ages 3–7.

The Fly by Petr Horácˇek (May 12, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7480-9). A housefly doesn’t understand why people won’t share their food or play with him... and keep trying to swat him. Ages 3–7.

Heather Has Two Mommies by Lesléa Newman, illus. by Laura Cornell (Mar. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6631-6), is a new edition of this story, featuring an updated text and new illustrations. Ages 3–7.

Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise by Sean Taylor, illus. by Jean Jullien (Feb. 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7578-3). Will a hungry owl’s disguises help him catch his prey? Ages 3–7.

How to Catch a Mouse by Philippa Leathers (Apr. 28, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6912-6). A cat is certain she has scared all the mice out of her house, but things are not always as they seem. Ages 3–7.

If I Had a Triceratops by George O’Connor (Feb. 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6013-0) imagines how awesome it would be to have a pet dinosaur living in your backyard. Ages 3–7.

Melissa’s Octopus and Other Unsuitable Pets by Charlotte Voake (May 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7481-6). Four kids have one thing in common: extremely unsuitable pets. Ages 3–7.

Migloo’s Day by William Bee (Mar. 24, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7374-1). In this search-and-find adventure, a dog’s day is filled with food, fun, and friends. Ages 3–7.

Over the Hills and Far Away: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes, edited by Elizabeth Hammill (Mar. 10, hardcover, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7729-9). This collection of rhymes showcases art by 27 illustrators. Ages 3–7.

Yak and Gnu by Juliette MacIver, illus. by Cat Chapman (June 9, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7561-5). Yak in his kayak and Gnu in his canoe are among the crew in this nautical adventure. Ages 3–7.

Yard Sale by Eve Bunting, illus. by Lauren Castillo (Apr. 14, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6542-5). When a family moves from a house to an apartment, it’s hard to let go of things, but being together is what counts. Ages 3–7.

Bird & Diz by Gary Golio, illus. by Ed Young (Mar. 10, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6660-6), pays playful tribute to bebop pioneers Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. Ages 4–8.

Home by Carson Ellis (Feb. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6529-6) offers a tribute to the concept of home, be it a country house, a city apartment, a mythical place—or the author’s own studio. Ages 4–8.

Little Red Henry by Linda Urban, illus. by Madeline Valentine (Apr. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6176-2). What happens when a coddled kid asserts his independence? Ages 4–8.

Marilyn’s Monster by Michelle Knudsen, illus. by Matt Phelan (Mar. 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6011-6). Marilyn decides she has waited long enough for her perfect monster to find her. Ages 4–8.

The New Small Person by Lauren Child (Feb. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7810-4). One night, Elmore’s resentment of his new sibling changes. Ages 4–8.

Nobody’s Perfect by David Elliott, illus. by Sam Zuppardi (Feb. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6699-6), reveals the rewards of focusing on the positive rather than looking for faults in others. Ages 4–8.

The Three Mouths of Little Tom Drum by Nancy Willard, illus. by Kevin Hawkes (Feb. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5476-4). A boy sneaks down to the kitchen to eat a slice of pie in this tale about the consequences of lack of self-control. Ages 4–8.

Welcome to the Neighborwood by Shawn Sheehy (Mar. 10, hardcover, $29.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6594-4) takes a pop-up look at how animals use their unique skills to survive and live together. Ages 4–8.

Emu by Claire Saxby, illus. by Graham Byrne (Apr. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7479-3). In an Australian forest, an emu father protects the eggs left by his mate and raises the hatchlings. Ages 5–8.

Hippos Are Huge! by Jonathan London, illus. by Matthew Trueman (Mar. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6592-0). This naturalist examines these massive, swift, and dangerous animals. Ages 5–8.

I Will Never Get a Star on Mrs. Benson’s Blackboard by Jennifer K. Mann (June 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6514-2). Her teacher rewards kids with stars, but Rose can’t seem to do anything right. Ages 5–8.

Seen and Not Heard by Katie May Green (July 14, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7612-4). In Shiverhawk Hall, mischievous, long-dead children won’t stay inside their gilded portrait frames. Ages 5–8.

The Song of Delphine by Kenneth Kraegel (Apr. 14, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7001-6). A lonely servant girl finds solace in song and giraffe friends in this tale of kindness rewarded. Ages 5–8.

Daisy Saves the Day by Shirley Hughes (June 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7323-9). A young scullery maid in 1911 England is rewarded for her quick-thinking when a fire breaks out. Ages 5–9.

Japan: Panorama Pops, illus. by Anne Smith (Feb. 24, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7504-2), contains three-dimensional, accordion-fold pocket guides to 12 famous Japanese landmarks. Ages 5–9.

Midnight: A True Story of Loyalty in World War I by Mark Greenwood, illus. by Frané Lessac (Mar. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7466-3), tells of a WWI cavalry soldier and his heroic horse. Ages 5–9.

Monkey and Elephant and a Secret Birthday Surprise by Carole Lexa Schaefer, illus. by Galia Bernstein (Apr. 28, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6131-1). Can Elephant keep the news that it’s Monkey’s birthday a secret? Ages 5–9.

Granddaddy’s Turn by Michael Bandy and Eric Stein, illus. by James Ransome (July 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6593-7). Granddaddy votes for the first time in this tale based on the true story of one family’s struggle for voting rights in the Civil Rights–era South. Ages 6–9.

The Maine Coon’s Haiku: And Other Poems for Cat Lovers by Michael Rosen, illus. by Lee Anthony White (Mar. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6492-3), spotlights 20 breeds of cats. Ages 6–9.

Cody and the Fountain of Happiness by Tricia Springstubb, illus. by Eliza Wheeler (Apr. 14, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5857-1). In this series launch, Cody’s summer vacation looks more promising when she meets a new friend in search of a runaway cat. Ages 7–10.

Smashie McPerter and the Mystery of Room 11 by N. Griffin, illus. by Kate Hindley (Feb. 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6145-8). A classroom’s peacefulness gives way to paranoia-fueled chaos when the class hamster goes missing. Ages 7–10.

Two for Joy by Gigi Amateau, illus. by Abigail Marble (June 9, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-3010-2). When an injured aunt comes to live with them, Jenna discovers the strength of family bonds. Ages 7–10.

Adventures with Waffles by Maria Parr, illus. by Kate Forrester (May 12, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7281-2). Trille copes with his best friend’s move away and his Auntie Grannie’s death. Ages 7–9.

Dante of the Maury River by Gigi Amateau (Apr. 14, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7004-7). A headstrong retired racehorse narrates this story about how he finds a second chance. Ages 8–12.

The Death of the Hat: A Brief History of Poetry in 50 Objects by Paul B. Janeczko, illus. by Chris Raschka (Mar. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6963-8). This tour of poems through the ages reveals how poets have found inspiration in earthly and celestial objects. Ages 8–12.

Growing Up Pedro: How the Martínez Brothers Made It from the Dominican Republic All the Way to the Major Leagues by Matt Tavares (Feb. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6824-2). The deep bond between brothers Ramon and Pedro Martínez is at the heart of this story of these baseball stars. Ages 8–12.

Has Anyone Seen Jessica Jenkins? by Liz Kessler (Feb. 24, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7060-3). After part of Jessica’s arm disappears one day, other kids start developing strange powers. Ages 8–12.

Les Misérables by Marcia Williams (Feb. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7476-2). The author retells Victor Hugo’s masterpiece in her signature comic-strip style. Ages 8–12.

The Great War: Stories Inspired by Items from the First World War, illus. by Jim Kay (Apr. 14, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7554-7). Personal objects inspire 11 authors to bring WWI to life. Ages 10–up.

Half a Man by Michael Morpurgo, illus. by Gemma O’Callaghan (Feb. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7747-3). The author evokes the post-WWII Britain of his childhood and his veteran grandfather’s experiences in this tale of the physical and mental scars of war. Ages 10–up.

Paper Things by Jennifer Richard Jacobson (Feb. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6323-0). Ari chooses to live with her brother rather than her guardian, but her sibling doesn’t have a place to live. Ages 10–up.

Wild Boy and the Black Terror by Rob Lloyd Jones (May 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6253-0). In this sequel to Wild Boy, Clarissa and Wild Boy hunt a murderous poisoner in 1842 London. Ages 10–up.

Macbeth by Gareth Hinds (Feb. 10, hardcover, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6943-0) presents a graphic novel adaptation of Shakespeare’s play. Ages 12–up.

The Truth About My Success by Dyan Sheldon (June 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7272-0). A bratty teenage TV star and a hardworking waitress get a taste of each other’s worlds. Ages 12–up.

Eden West by Pete Hautman (Apr. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7418-2). This story of faith, doubt, and transformation explores a boy’s unraveling allegiance to an insular cult. Ages 14–up.

The Messengers by Edward Hogan (May 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7112-9). A teen sent to her aunt’s house to escape difficulties at home meets a mysterious man who is a “messenger.” Ages 14–up.

Read Between the Lines by Jo Knowles (Mar. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6387-2). Interlocking stories follow nine teens and one teacher through a seemingly ordinary day. Ages 14–up.

Things I’ll Never Say: Stories About Our Secret Selves, edited by Ann Angel (Mar. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7307-9). Fifteen YA authors explore the nature of secrets. Ages 14–up.

The Tightrope Walkers by David Almond (Mar. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7310-9). The author’s early years in England inform this novel revealing the inner world of a curious, impulsive teen. Ages 14–up.

Utopia, Iowa by Brian Yansky (Feb. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6533-3). Jack can see dead people, but lately, the ghosts are demanding that he solve their mysterious deaths. Ages 14–up.


Lucy Cousins’s Maisy reappears in Maisy’s Plane (Mar. 24, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7304-8) and Maisy’s Tractor (Mar. 24, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7305-5), up to age 3; Count with Maisy, Cheep, Cheep, Cheep! (Feb. 24, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7643-8), ages 2–5; and Maisy’s Seaside Adventure Sticker Book (Apr. 14, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7734-3) and Maisy’s Birthday Party Sticker Book (Apr. 14, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7735-0), ages 3–7.

Peep and Ducky star in Peep and Ducky Rainy Day by David Martin, illus. by David Walker (Feb. 10, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6884-6), up to age 3. The Bears are back in Bears and a Birthday by Shirley Parenteau, illus. by David Walker (Feb. 24, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7152-5), ages 2–5. Kenny Harrison’s Hide and Seek Harry returns in Hide and Seek Harry at the Playground (Mar. 24, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7347-5) and Hide and Seek Harry on the Farm (Mar. 24, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7370-3), ages 2–5. And Judy Moody and Friends welcomes Stink Moody in Master of Disaster by Megan McDonald, illus. by Erwin Madrid (Mar. 10, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7218-8), ages 4–6.

Mrs. Noodlekugel reappears in Mrs. Noodlekugel and Drooly the Bear by Daniel Pinkwater, illus. by Adam Stower (May 12, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6645-3), ages 5–9. Poppy the Pirate Dog stars in Poppy the Pirate Dog and the Missing Treasure by Liz Kessler, illus. by Mike Phillips (Apr. 14, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7497-7), ages 5–9. Tom Gates is back in Excellent Excuses (and Other Good Stuff) by Liz Pichon (May 12, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7474-8), ages 8–12. Catch Your Death is a new Ruby Redfort adventure by Lauren Child (Feb. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5469-6), ages 10–up. Psi Chronicles concludes with True Son by Lana Krumwiede (Apr. 28, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7262-1), ages 10–up. The Agency by Y.S. Lee continues with Rivals in the City (Mar. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5914-1), ages 12–up. And Cynthia Leitich Smith’s Feral series wraps up with Feral Pride (Feb. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5911-0), ages 14–up.

Candlewick/Big Picture

Where’s the Pair? by Britta Teckentrup (Apr. 28, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7772-5). This search-and-find follow-up to The Odd One Out challenges children to spot pairs of objects. Ages 2–5.

Sticker Style: Shop, illus. by Jenny Bowers (Feb. 10, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7770-1). Flaps and stickers take readers on a shopping spree. Ages 5–8.

Maps Activity Book by Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski (Mar. 10, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7771-8) is a companion activity book to the authors’ Maps. Ages 7–10.


Information Graphics offers Space by Simon Rogers, illus. by Jennifer Daniel (Feb. 24, paper, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7769-5), ages 8–12.

Candlewick/Candlewick Entertainment


Peppa Pig is back in Peppa Pig and the Treasure Hunt (Mar. 10, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7703-9), ages 2–5. Shaun the Sheep returns in The Beast of Soggy Moor by Martin Howard, illus. by Andy Janes (Feb. 10, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7586-8), ages 5–8. Fizzy’s Lunch Lab welcomes Nelly Nitpick, Kid Food Critic (Apr. 14, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7280-5), ages 6–9. And FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman adds Ruff Ruffman’s 44 Favorite Science Activities (Mar. 10, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7432-8), ages 8–12.

Candlewick/Nosy Crow

Funny Face, Sunny Face by Sally Symes, illus. by Rosalind Beardshaw (Mar. 24, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7606-3). Rhyming text and art follows a child’s daily routine. Ages 2–5.

A Lullaby for Little One by Dawn Casey, illus. by Charles Fuge (Feb. 10, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7608-7). At the end of a day, Bunny and his father play one last game with their woodland pals. Ages 2–5.

Flip Flap Safari by Axel Scheffler (May 12, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7605-6). Kids discover what silly creatures appear when they combine various species. Ages 3–7.

Mouse’s First Night at Moonlight School by Simon Puttock, illus. by Ali Pye (June 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7607-0). Her teacher and new friends make shy Mouse feel at home in her school. Ages 3–7.

Nuts in Space by Elys Dolan (May 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7609-4). A crew has found the Lost Nuts of Legend—but will they get home before something happens to the nuts? Ages 5–8.


Bizzy Bear returns in Knights’ Castle (Mar. 10, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7602-5) and Zookeeper (Mar. 10, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7603-2) by Benji Davies, up to age 3. Sebastien Braun’s Can You Say It, Too? continues with Arf! Arf! (Apr. 14, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7894-4) and Quack! Quack! (Apr. 14, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7589-9), up to age 3. And new Tiny Tab Books by Jannie Ho are Cutie Pie Looks for the Easter Bunny (Feb. 10, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7599-8) and Pookie Pop Plays Hide-and-Seek (Feb. 24, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7600-1), up to age 3.


Everything by Emma Dodd (Feb. 10, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7128-0). This bedtime tale starring a mother and baby koala shows that parents love everything about their child. Ages 2–5.

The Tortoise and the Hare by Alison Ritchie, illus. by Nahta Noj (May 12, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7601-8). This contemporary twist on this Aesop’s fable features die-cut holes. Ages 2–5.

When You Were Born by Emma Dodd (Feb. 10, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7405-2). This celebration of babies welcomes a baby seal, baby elephant, and baby person. Ages 2–5.

The Elephantom by Ross Collins (Apr. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7591-2). When a phantom elephant appears and gets a girl into trouble, she asks her grandmother for help. Ages 3–7.

Monty’s Magnificent Mane by Gemma O’Neill (Feb. 24, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7593-6). After his meerkat friends mess up a lion’s beloved mane, a new friend’s flattery cheers the lion up. Ages 3–7.

Orion and the Dark by Emma Yarlett (Mar. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7595-0). In this tale with die-cut pages, Orion is scared of the dark, until the Dark takes Orion on an adventure. Ages 3–7.

Spots in a Box by Helen Ward (Feb. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7597-4). A guinea fowl concerned by his lack of spots tries on a variety of spots until he finds a pattern that suits him. Ages 3–7.

William & the Missing Masterpiece by Helen Hancocks (Apr. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7596-7). When the Mona Cheesa painting goes missing, cat detective William cracks the case. Ages 3–7.


We Dig Worms! Toon Level 1, illus. by Kevin McCloskey (Apr. 14, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-935179-80-1), offers an underground tour through the hidden world of earthworms. Ages 4–8.


Benjamin Bear is back in Benjamin Bear in Brain Storms! Toon Level 2, edited and trans. by Françoise Mouly, illus. by Philippe Coudray, ages 4–8. Toon Graphic continues with Lost in NYC: A Subway Adventure by Nadja Spiegelman, illus. by Sergio García Sánchez (Apr. 14, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-935179-81-8) and The Wild Piano: A Philemon Adventure, trans. by Richard Kutner, illus. by Fred (May 5, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-935179-83-2), ages 8–12. And Toon Graphic Mythologies gains Orpheus in the Underworld, trans. by Richard Kutner, illus. by Yvan Pommaux (June 2, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-935179-84-9), ages 8–12.

Series in Spanish

Toon Graphics adds Perdidos en NYC: una aventura en el metro (Lost in NYC: A Subway Adventure) by Nadja Spiegelman, illus. by Sergio García Sánchez (Apr. 14, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-935179-81-8), ages 8–12.

Capstone Young Readers

How to Draw Batman, Superman, and Other DC Super Heroes and Villains by Aaron Sautter, illus. by Tim Levins and Erik Doescher (Feb. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-231-1) provides instructions for drawing these characters. Ages 7–10.

Origami Paperpalooza! by Christopher Harbo (Apr. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-227-4). This guide to traditional and original origami projects offers a range of difficulty levels. Ages 8–12.

Super Cool Science and Engineering Activities: with Max Axiom Super Scientist by Agnieszka Biskup and Tammy Enz (Feb. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-232-8) outlines experiments and projects related to scientific principals and mechanical and structural engineering. Ages 8–12.

The Ultimate Girls’ Guide to Drawing: Puppies, Polar Bears, and Other Adorable Animals by Abby Colich (Feb. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-229-8) offers tips for drawing animal features. Ages 8–12.

Eyewitness to Titanic: From Building the Great Ship to the Search for Its Watery Grave by Terri Dougherty, Sean Price, and Sean McCollum (Feb. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-131-4) describes the experiences of the Titanic’s builders, crew members, passengers, and those who discovered the wreck. Ages 10–13.

Shark Expedition: A Shark Photographer’s Close Encounters by Mary Cerullo, photos by Jeffrey Rotman (Feb. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-156-7), provides information about various shark species and shares a diver’s experiences photographing them. Ages 10–13.


Wear-A-Book by Donald Lemke, illus. by Bob Lentz, issues Book-O-Beards: A Wearable Book (Feb. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-62370-183-3), Book-O-Hats: A Wearable Book (Feb. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-62370-184-0), Book-O-Masks: A Wearable Book (Feb. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-62370-185-7), and Book-O-Teeth: A Wearable Book (Feb. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-62370-186-4), ages 1–6. Scooby-Doo stars in Scooby-Doo! Little Mysteries: Scooby-Doo’s 1-2-3 Mystery (Feb. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-62370-177-2), Scooby-Doo’s ABC Mystery (Feb. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-62370-175-8), Scooby-Doo’s Color Mystery (Feb. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-62370-176-5), and Scooby-Doo’s Shape Mystery (Feb. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-62370-178-9) by Benjamin Bird, ages 2–4; Scooby-Doo! Unmasks Monster by Mark Weakland and Terry Collins, illus. by Christian Cornia, Dario Brizuela, and Scott Neely (Mar. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-216-8), ages 6–8; and Scooby-Doo Joke Books: Scooby-Doo’s Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes! by Michael Dahl, illus. by Scott Jeralds (Mar. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-182-6), ages 7–10.

Fiction Picture Books adds Juneteenth for Mazie by Floyd Cooper (Feb. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-170-3), ages 6–9. Furry and Flo by Thomas Troupe, illus. by Stephen Gilpin, picks up The Voiceless Vampire (Feb. 1, hardcover, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-173-4) and The Solemn Golem (Apr. 1, hardcover, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-172-7), ages 7–8. Mermaid Kingdom welcomes Secrets Beneath the Sea by Janet Gurtler, illus. by Katie Wood (Mar. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-187-1), ages 7–10. Girl Talk gains Questions and Answers About Daily Dramas, Disasters, and Delights by Nancy Loewen, illus. by Julissa Mora (Mar. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-218-2), ages 8–9. Enchanted Emporium releases Map of the Passages by Pierdomenico Baccalario, trans. by Nanette McGuinness, illus. by Iacopo Bruno (Mar. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-204-5), ages 9–13. And Sherlock, Lupin, and Me rolls on with The Mystery of the Scarlet Rose by Irene Adler, trans. by Nanette McGuinness, illus. by Iacopo Bruno (Mar. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-203-8), ages 9–13.

Capstone Young Readers/Capstone Press


New Little Paleontologist titles by Sally Lee and the Smithsonian Institution are Allosaurus (Apr. 1, hardcover, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4914-2378-3), Apatosaurus (Apr. 1, hardcover, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4914-2379-0), Iguanodon (Apr. 1, hardcover, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4914-2380-6), and Megalosaurus (Apr. 1, hardcover, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4914-2381-3), ages 4–6.

Capstone Young Readers/Picture Window


Caroline Arnold’s Black and White Animals by Arnold steps out with A Panda’s World (Feb. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4795-6354-8), A Penguin’s World (Feb. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4795-6356-2), A Polar Bear’s World (Feb. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4795-6357-9), and A Zebra’s World (Feb. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4795-6355-5), ages 1–3. Charles Reasoner’s Little Cuddles by Reasoner, illus. by Gareth Llewellin, offers four titles in both standard and large-format board-book editions: Bear Hugs (Feb. 1, standard board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4795-5949-7; large format $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4795-5944-2), Honey Bunny (Feb. 1, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4795-5947-3; $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4795-5945-9), Peep! Peep! (Feb. 1, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4795-5948-0; $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4795-5943-5), and Puppy Love (Feb. 1, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4795-5950-3; $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4795-5946-6), ages 1–3. Hello Genius by Michael Dahl, illus. by Oriol Vidal, welcomes Big Bed for Giraffe (Feb. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4795-5791-2), Bye-Bye Bottles, Zebra (Feb. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4795-5792-9), No More Pacifier, Duck (Feb. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4795-5793-6), and Thumbs Up, Brown Bear (Feb. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4795-5794-3), ages 2–4.

Springtime Weather Wonders by Charles Ghigna, illus. by Laura Watson, greets Hail to Spring! (Feb. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4795-6041-7), Raindrops Fall All Around (Feb. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4795-6042-4), Sunshine Brightens Springtime (Feb. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4795-6043-1), and A Windy Day in Spring (Feb. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4795-6044-8), ages 2–4. Time Together by Maria Catherine, illus. by Pascal Campion, presents Me and Grandma (Mar. 1, hardcover, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-4795-5795-0) and Me and Grandpa (Mar. 1, hardcover, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-4795-5796-7), ages 2–6. And Flip-Side Nursery Rhymes by Christopher Harbo adds Humpty Dumpty Flip-Side Rhymes (Mar. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4795-6006-6) and Little Bo Peep Flip-Side Rhymes (Mar. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4795-6009-7), both illus. by Danny Chatzikonstantinou; and Jack and Jill Flip-Side Rhymes (Mar. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4795-6008-0) and Little Miss Muffet Flip-Side Rhymes (Mar. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4795-6007-3), both illus. by Colin Jack, ages 3–5.

Joining Sharon Katz Cooper’s Extraordinary Migrations are When Butterflies Cross the Sky: The Monarch Butterfly Migration, illus. by Joshua Brunet (Feb. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4795-6104-9); When Crabs Cross the Sand: The Christmas Island Crab Migration, illus. by Christina Wald (Feb. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4795-6105-6); and When Penguins Cross the Ice: The Emperor Penguin Migration (Feb. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4795-6106-3) and When Whales Cross the Sea: The Gray Whale Migration (Feb. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4795-6107-0), both illus. by Tom Leonard, ages 5–9. New Finley Flowers titles by Jessica Young, illus. by Jessica Secheret, are Original Recipe (Feb. 1, hardcover, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-4795-5878-0) and Nature Calls (Apr. 1, hardcover, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-4795-5879-7), ages 6–8. And Kylie Jean returns in Fashion Queen (Mar. 1, hardcover, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-4795-5881-0) and Soccer Queen (Mar. 1, hardcover, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-4795-5884-1) by Marci Peschke, illus. by Tuesday Mourning, ages 6–8.

Capstone Young Readers/Switch

Love & Profanity: A Collection of True, Tortured, Wild, Hilarious, Concise, and Intense Tales of Teenage Life by Rachael Hanel, Geoff Herbach et al. (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-63079-012-7) compiles more than 40 nonfiction narratives on being an American teenager. Ages 14–18.

Portraits of Celina by Sue Whiting (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-63079-024-0). Forty years after Celina disappeared, Bayley sleeps in Celina’s room, hears her voice, and wonders what she wants. Ages 14–18.


The Diamond Thief continues with The Ruby Airship by Sharon Gosling (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-63079-004-2), ages 14–18.

Carlton Publishing Group

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Ultimate Fan Books greets Cristiano Ronaldo by Iain Spragg (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-78097-594-8) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic by Adrian Besley (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-78097-590-0), ages 8–up.


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The Boy & the Book by David Michael Slater, illus. by Bob Kolar (Mar. 10, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-562-0). In this wordless story, a boy learns that he must be gentle with his library book. Ages 2–5.

Butterfly Counting by Jerry Pallotta, illus. by Shenne Bersani (Mar. 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-57091-414-0; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-57091-415-7). This counting book showcases 24 butterfly species. Ages 3–7.

Dirty Rats? by Darrin Lunde, illus. by Adam Gustavson (Feb. 10, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-566-8), discusses rats’ beneficial roles in plant-seed propagation and scientific and medical research. Ages 3–7.

High Tide for Horseshoe Crabs by Lisa Kahn Schnell, illus. by Alan Marks (Apr. 14, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-604-7), examines this crustacean and its annual spawning at Delaware Bay. Ages 3–7.

A Crow of His Own by Megan Dowd Lambert, illus. by David Hyde Costello (Apr. 14, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-447-0). Can the new rooster on the farm live up to his predecessor’s crowing legacy? Ages 4–6.

Trapped! A Whale’s Rescue by Robert Burleigh, illus. by Wendell Minor (Apr. 14, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-558-3), relays the true story of a humpback whale that became entangled in fishing nets off the Pacific coast of the U.S. Ages 4–6.

John Muir Wrestles a Waterfall by Julie Danneberg, illus. by Jamie Hogan (Mar. 10, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-586-6), depicts the 1871 night that Muir climbed up beside Yosemite Falls. Ages 4–8.

In the New World: A Family in Two Centuries by Christa Holtei, illus. by Gerda Raidt (Mar. 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-630-6). A German family emigrates to Nebraska in 1850, and their descendants visit Germany to explore their ancestry. Ages 5–8.

The Crown Affair by Jeanie Franz Ransom, illus. by Stephen Axelsen (Feb. 10, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-552-1). Detective Joe Dumpty must find Jack’s (of Jack and Jill fame) stolen crown. Ages 6–9.

Tiger Boy by Mitali Perkins, illus. by Jamie Hogan (Apr. 14, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-660-3). A Bengali boy and his sister search for a tiger cub that has escaped from a nature reserve. Ages 7–10.

Decorated Horses by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, illus. by Jeannie Brett (Feb. 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-362-6), examines ways in which humans have interacted with horses throughout history. Ages 8–12.

Tagged by Diane Mullen (Mar. 10, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-583-5). After an aspiring graffiti artist has a run-in with a rival gang, an artist friend helps him gain a new appreciation for art. Ages 12–up.


Horrors of History picks up Massacre of the Miners: A Novel by T. Neill Anderson (May 12, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-520-0), ages 12–up.

Chicago Review

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Modern Art Adventures: 36 Creative, Hands-On Projects Inspired by Artists from Monet to Banksy by Maja Pitamic and Jill Laidlaw (Apr. 1, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-61373-177-2) offers experimental art activities for children who love to draw outside of the lines. Ages 6–up.

Big Top Burning: The True Story of an Arsonist, a Missing Girl, and The Greatest Show on Earth by Laura A. Woollett (June 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-61373-114-7) investigates the 1944 Hartford circus fire and invites readers to critically evaluate the evidence. Ages 10–up.


For Kids presents The Great Depression for Kids: Hardship and Hope in 1930s America, with 21 Activities by Cheryl Mullenbach (July 1, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61373-051-5), Nellie Bly and Investigative Journalism for Kids: Mighty Muckrakers from the Golden Age to Today, with 21 Activities by Ellen Mahoney (May 1, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61374-997-5), and Texas History for Kids: Lone Star Lives and Legends, with 21 Activities by Karen Bush Gibson (Feb. 1, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61374-989-0), ages 9–up. Women of Action greets The Many Faces of Josephine Baker: Dancer, Singer, Activist, Spy by Peggy Caravantes (Feb. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-61373-034-8) and Women Heroes of the American Revolution: 20 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Defiance, and Rescue by Susan Casey (Mar. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-61374-583-0), ages 12–up.

Child’s Play

Harold Finds a Voice by Courtney Dicmas (Mar. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-549-2). A talented mimic who can imitate the sound of anything realizes he doesn’t yet have a voice of his own. Ages 3–8.

Never Ever by Jo Empson (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-551-5). In this tale about the magical world of the imagination, nothing ever happens—or does it? Ages 3–8.


Wild! by Courtney Dicmas offers Playtime (Mar. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-685-7), Bathtime (Mar. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-686-4), Bedtime (Mar. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-687-1), and Mealtime (Mar. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-684-0), ages 1–4. Small Senses Bilingual, illus. by Annie Kubler, trans. by Teresa Mlawer, issues What Do I Feel? / Que Siento? (Apr. 1, board book, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-721-2), What Do I Hear? / Que Oigo? (Apr. 1, board book, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-724-3), What Do I See? / Que Veo? (Apr. 1, board book, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-725-0), What Do I Smell? / Que Huelo? (Apr. 1, board book, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-723-6), and What Do I Taste? / Que Saboreo? (Apr. 1, board book, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-722-9), ages 1–4. Carol Thompson’s Whatever the Weather checks in with Rain (Mar. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-683-3), Snow (Mar. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-681-9), Sun (Mar. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-680-2), and Wind (Mar. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-682-6), ages 1–4. And Cherry Thief by Renata Galindo joins Child’s Play Library (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-652-9), ages 3–8.



Choose Your Own Adventure selects By Balloon to the Sahara by D. Terman, illus. by Keith Newton and Jason Millet (Apr. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-937133-48-1), and Escape from the Haunted Warehouse by Anson Montgomery, illus by Newton (Apr. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-937133-47-4), ages 7–12.

Chosen Books

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The Hiding Place: Young Reader’s Edition by Corrie Ten Boom with John Sherrill and Elizabeth Sherrill, illus. by Tim Foley (May 5, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-8007-9627-3), adapts this story of heroism and faith for middle-grade readers. Ages 9–12.


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Baby Caillou returns in Baby Caillou: My Farm Friends: A Finger Fun Book by Anne Paradis, illus. by Pierre Brignaud (Mar. 17, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-2-89718-177-2), up to age 3. Step by Step rolls on with Caillou Asks Nicely by Danielle Patenaude (Mar. 31, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-2-89718-175-8) and Caillou: Where Is Teddy? by Joceline Sanschagrin, illus. by Brignaud (Mar. 31, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-2-89718-173-4), ages 2–up. And joining Clubhouse is Caillou Gone Fishing! adapted by Anne Paradis, illus. by Eric Sévigny (Apr. 14, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-2-89718-183-3), ages 3–up.


Boats Go by Steve Light (Mar. 3, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-2900-6) spotlights eight boats and the sounds they make. Up to age 2.

On My Beach by Sara Gillingham, illus. by Lorena Siminovich (May 12, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-0640-3). This book with die-cut pages reveals what makes a crab’s beach so cozy. Up to age 4.

Beach House by Deanna Caswell, illus. by Amy June Bates (May 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-2408-7), celebrates such summer activities as building sand castles and jumping the waves. Ages 3–5.

Farewell Floppy by Benjamin Chaud (Mar. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-3734-6). A child grapples with saying good-bye to a pet rabbit in this story about the power of unlikely friendships. Ages 3–5.

Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood, illus. by Meg Hunt (May 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-2532-9). In this retelling, Cinderella goes to the ball with help from her fairy god-robot. Ages 3–5.

Kindergarten Luck by Louise Borden, illus. by Genevieve Godbout (July 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-1394-4). Theodore’s lucky day underscores how much luck abounds in the world. Ages 3–5.

Polar Bear’s Underwear by Tupera Tupera (Mar. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-4199-2). As a bear searches for his missing undies, other animals model theirs. Ages 3–5.

Pool by Lee Jihyeon (May 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-4294-4). In this wordless debut book, two shy children meet at a crowded pool. Ages 3–5.

Rude Cakes by Rowboat Watkins (June 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-3851-0). A not-so-sweet cake that never listens to its parents gets its just desserts. Ages 3–5.

Jurassic Farts: A Spotter’s Guide by Ben Grossblatt, illus. by Evan Palmer (Apr. 28, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-4421-4), includes stats on dinosaur farts and a button to push to hear the sound effects. Ages 4–10.

How to Read a Story by Kate Messner, illus. by Mark Siegel (May 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-1233-6), chronicles the process of becoming a reader, including finding a book and sharing it with others. Ages 5–8.

I Wish You More by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illus. by Tom Lichtenheld (Mar. 31, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-2699-9), offers wishes for curiosity, wonder, friendship, laughter, and peace. Ages 5–8.

A Nest Is Noisy by Dianna Aston, illus. by Sylvia Long (Mar. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-2713-2), showcases nests, from tiny bee hummingbird nests to orangutan nests high in the rainforest. Ages 5–8.

Sea Bones by Bob Barner (Apr. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-2500-8). This look at sea creatures includes vertebrates, invertebrates, those with endoskeletons and with exoskeleteons. Ages 5–8.

Stella Brings the Family by Miriam B. Schiffer, illus. by Holly Clifton-Brown (May 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-1190-2). What will Stella, who has two fathers, do for her class’s Mother’s Day party? Ages 5–8.

Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner, illus. by Christopher Silas Neal (Mar. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-1936-6). This sequel to Over and Under the Snow explores a garden. Ages 5–8.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to School... by Davide Cali, illus. by Benjamin Chaud (Mar. 3, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-3168-9). Can giant ants and evil ninjas make a child late for school? Ages 6–9.

Bigfoot Is Missing! by J. Patrick Lewis and Kenn Nesbitt, illus. by MinaLima (Mar. 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-1895-6). Poems introduce creatures of shadowy myth and fearsome legend. Ages 7–10.

Extraordinary People: A Semi-Comprehensive Guide to Some of the World’s Most Fascinating Individuals by Michael Hearst, illus. by Aaron Scamihorn (May 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-2709-5), profiles 50 people, including daredevil Evel Knievel and Helen Thayer, who walked to the North Pole. Ages 8–12.

The Water and the Wild by K.E. Ormsbee, illus. by Elsa Mora (Apr. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-1386-9). Lottie travels down through tree roots to another world in pursuit of the impossible: a cure for the incurable, a use for the useless, and protection against the pain of loss. Ages 8–12.

Elena Vanishing: A Memoir by Elena Dunkle and Clare B. Dunkle (May 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-2151-2) relays the true story of a teenage girl battling anorexia. Ages 12–18.

One Thing Stolen by Beth Kephart (Apr. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-2831-3). While spending a year in Florence, Italy, Nadia becomes trapped by her own obsessions. Ages 12–18.

The Revelation of Louisa May by Michaela MacColl (Apr. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-3357-7). This story intertwining fact and fiction illuminates Louisa May Alcott’s life. Ages 12–18.


You Are My Baby continues with Meadow by Lorena Siminovich (Mar. 10, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-4011-7), up to age 2. Follow-Along Books gains Hop, Hop Bunny (Mar. 3, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-2464-3) and Run, Run Piglet (May 12, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-2467-4) by Lynn Seresin and Betty Ann Schwartz, illus. by Neiko Ng, up to age 3. Star Wars Epic Yarns by Holman Wang and Jack Wang issues The Empire Strikes Back (Apr. 28, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4521-3499-4), A New Hope (Apr. 28, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4521-3393-5), and Return of the Jedi (Apr. 28, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4521-3500-7), ages 3–up. And Little Chick (Mar. 3, novelty book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-2917-4) is a new Finger Puppet Book, ages 5–6.


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Loopy Loom Rubber Band Animals: 25 Fun Designs for Jewelry, Keyrings and Accessories by Lucy Hopping (Feb. 15, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-78249-183-5) shows how to make creatures using rubber bands, a hook, and a loom. Ages 6–up.

More Boredom Busters: Over 50 Awesome Activities for Children Ages 7 Years + by Caroline Fernandez (Feb. 15, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-78249-199-6) compiles activities for each season. Ages 7–up.


My First presents My First Dog Book: 35 Fun Activities to Do with Your Dog, for Children Aged 7 Years + by Dawn Bates (Feb. 15, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-78249-197-2) and My First Camping Book: 35 Easy and Fun Camping Activities for Children Aged 7 Years + by Dominic Bliss (Mar. 12, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-78249-198-9), ages 7–up.

Cinco Puntos

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My Tata’s Remedies / Los remedios de mi tata by Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford, illus. by Antonio Castro L. (May 5, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-935955-91-7; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-935955-89-4) introduces natural healing remedies from native Southwestern traditions in a story. Ages 6–11.

Crane Boy by Diana Cohn, illus. by Youme Landowne (June 9, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-941026-16-8; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-941026-17-5). In the Himalayas, Kinga creates a dance in honor of the annual return of the cranes. Ages 7–10.

Seeing Off the Johns by Rene S. Perez II (July 7, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-941026-11-3; paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-941026-12-0) tells the story of a girl whose star athlete boyfriend is killed in a car accident, and the boy who has long loved her from afar. Ages 14–18.

City Lights

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City Lights/Sister Spit welcomes Rad American Women A–Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History... and Our Future! by Kate Schatz, illus. by Miriam Klein Stahl (Apr. 14, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-87286-683-6), ages 8–16.


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This Is Me by Liesbet Slegers (Mar. 17, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-215-0). This book with a quilted cover showcases children’s bodies, clothes, pets, friends, and family. Ages 1–4.

Animal Outfits (Mar. 17, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-216-7) and Favorite Food (Mar. 17, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-217-4) by Stéphanie Frippiat. Two lift-the-flap books. Ages 1–up.

Mouse Is Brave by Judith Koppens, illus. by Eline Van Lindenhuizen (Mar. 17, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-214-3). Giraffe finds a way to help Mouse overcome her fears. Ages 1–up.

Sarah’s Birthday by Pauline Oud (June 9, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-205-1). A girl celebrates her special day at school and at home. Ages 2–5.

Chameleon Sees Colors by Anita Bijsterbosch (Mar. 17, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-221-1) offers a lift-the-flap look at colors and animals. Ages 2–up.

Igor Spot Champion by Guido van Genechten (July 14, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-197-9). For a diminutive creature, participating in the Spot Games means more than winning. Ages 3–5.

Astronauts and What They Do (May 12, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-209-9) and Dentists and What They Do (May 12, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-210-5) by Liesbet Slegers spotlight these careers. Ages 3–6.

I Won by Ruth Wielockx (Mar. 17, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-220-4). Competitors racing in various vehicles discover what’s more important than finishing first. Ages 3–up.

All About the Seasons by Mack (Apr. 14, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-203-7). Photos and illustrations portray the natural world in all four seasons. Ages 4–7.

Gilbert the Ghost by Guido van Genechten (Mar. 17, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-223-5). This tale of a polite ghost emphasizes the value of being true to oneself. Ages 4–up.

Princess Nina by Marlise Achterberg, illus. by Iris Compiet (Mar. 17, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-222-8) is a modern fairy tale about two stubborn princesses who are madly in love. Ages 4–up.

The Weatherboy by Pimm van Hest, illus. by Kristof Devos (Mar. 17, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-212-9). A boy learns to stand up for and believe in himself. Ages 5–7.

You Make Me Happy by An Swerts, illus. by Jenny Bakker (June 9, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-204-4). A girl’s grandparents teach her the value of sharing emotions and telling someone you love them. Ages 5–7.

Perhaps by Guido van Genechten (Mar. 17, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-225-9). Circles, triangles, and squares turn into plants, animals, and people in this book about shapes, colors, and how things begin. Ages 5–up.

Pinocchio’s Dream by An Leysen (Mar. 17, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-224-2) gives this classic tale a surprise ending. Ages 5–up.


The Animal Square serves up A Cake for Rabbit by Judith Koppens, illus. by Eline Van Lindenhuizen (Mar. 17, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-213-6), ages 1–up. Joining Lotje Everywhere are Lizelot Versteeg’s Animals Everywhere: Opposites (June 9, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-199-3), ages 2–4; and Colors Everywhere: Counting (June 9, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-198-6), ages 2–5. Guido van Genechten’s Little White Fish offers Little White Fish (Mar. 17, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-218-1) and Little White Fish Has a Party (Mar. 17, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-219-8), ages 2–5. And Want to Know Books issues The North Pole and the South Pole by Pierre Winters, illus. by Margot Senden (July 14, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-206-8), ages 6–12.


Whisper, Whisper (June 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7586-4901-0) focuses on worship and respectful behavior in church. Ages 1–4.


Arch Books continues with God Saves Jerusalem (June 5, paper, $2.49, ISBN 978-0-7586-5033-7), O Little Town of Bethlehem (June 5, paper, $2.49, ISBN 978-0-7586-5032-0), and Wedding at Cana (June 5, paper, $2.49, ISBN 978-0-7586-5034-4 ), ages 5–9.


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Between Shadows by Kathleen Cook Waldron (Apr. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-55050-612-9). After Ari inherits his grandfather’s lakeside land, his aunt and father want to sell it to hotel developers. Ages 8–12.

Ghost Most Foul by Patti Grayson (May 1, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-55050-614-3). A female basketball player is at the center of this ghost story about teamwork and standing up for what you know is right. Ages 10–13.


Shards of Excalibur releases The Lake in the Clouds by Edward Willett (May 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-55050-616-7), ages 12–15.

Craigmore Creations

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Look Out for Bugs by Jen Prokopowicz (Apr. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-940052-14-4). Photo dioramas invite readers to find bugs hidden in their habitats. Ages 5–7.

Creative Editions

On the Farm by Kate Riggs, illus. by Laszlo Kubinyi (Mar. 17, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-56846-272-1), introduces baby farm animals and the sounds they make. Ages 2–4.

Time to Build by Kate Riggs, illus. by Fiammetta Dogi (Mar. 17, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-56846-271-4), reveals basic hand tools used in the building of a treehouse. Ages 2–4.

How to Draw with Your Funny Bone by Elwood Smith (Mar. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-56846-243-1) is a guide to drawing with humor. Ages 6–8.

Night Circus by Etienne Delessert (Mar. 17, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-56846-277-6). A nighttime walk takes a dreamlike turn when a circus procession passes by, filled with fairy tale and literary allusions. Ages 7–9.


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Lola and Tattletale Zeke by Marcia Goldman (June 9, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-939547-16-3). Lola contends with her little brother’s tattling in this sequel to Lola Goes to Work. Ages 3–8.

In a Village by the Sea by Muon Van, illus. by April Chu (June 9, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-939547-15-6). This ode to the comforts of home is set in a Vietnamese fishing village. Ages 4–10.

Amelia’s Middle-School Graduation Yearbook by Marissa Moss (May 12, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-939547-09-5). The star of Amelia’s Notebook graduates from middle school and learns that her best friend Carly is going to a different high school. Ages 10–13.


Wilcox and Griswold Mysteries releases The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake by Robin Newman, illus. by Deborah Zemke (May 12, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-939547-17-0), ages 4–8.

Cuento de Luz

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Mariama: Different but Just the Same by Jerónimo Cornelles, illus. by Nívola Uyá (Mar. 17, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-84-16147-60-1). In this story about identity, Mariama travels far from Africa to discover how different some—but not all—things are. Ages 3–5.

Cyparissus: That which dies is never forgotten; that which is forgotten, dies by Marta Sanmamed, illus. by Sonja Wimmer (May 12, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-84-16147-10-6), intertwines stories of four children who lose their beloved animals. Ages 5–8.

Fun and Fruit by María Teresa Barahona, illus. by Edie Pijpers (Apr. 14, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-84-16078-32-5), shows readers how to enjoy fruit. Ages 5–8.

The Lighthouse of Souls by Ariel Andrés Almada, illus. by Zuzanna Celej (June 9, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-84-16147-30-4), is a tale of the bond between grandparents and grandchildren. Ages 5–8.

Curtis Christine

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Silly Zoo Is All I Can Say by Troy Muilenburg, illus. by Len DiSalvo (Apr. 4, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-0-9908406-1-9), shares animal facts and reveals how zoo animals have fun. Ages 3–8.


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Pitter and Patter by Martha Sullivan, illus. by Cathy Morrison (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-58469-508-0; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-58469-509-7). Two raindrops explore the water cycle. Ages 4–10.


Over In adds Over on a Mountain: Somewhere in the World by Marianne Berkes, illus. by Jill Dubin (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-58469-518-9; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-58469-519-6), ages 3–8. And the Noisy series gains Noisy Bird Sing-Along by John Himmelman (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-58469-513-4; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-58469-514-1), ages 4–9.

DC Comics


Teen Titans Go! issues Party, Party! by Sholly Fisch, illus. by Lea Hernandez (Mar. 10, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4012-5242-7), ages 7–10. And Tiny Titans presents Return to the Treehouse by Art Baltazar, illus. by Franco (Mar. 17, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4012-5492-6), ages 7–10.


Daddy’s Back-to-School Shopping Adventure by Alan Lawrence Sitomer, illus. by Abby Carter (June 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-8421-8), is a follow-up to Daddy’s Zigzagging Bedtime Story. Ages 3–5.

Ellie by Mike Wu (May 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-1239-9). Ellie the elephant and her friends work to save their zoo home. Ages 3–5.

Ginny Louise and the School Showdown by Tammi Sauer, illus. by Lynn Munsinger (June 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-6853-9). Bullies are no match for the cheery new hedgehog in school. Ages 3–5.

My Pen by Christopher Myers (Mar. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-0371-4) urges readers to unlock their creativity and explore the world through imagination. Ages 3–5.

Ready for School, Murphy? by Brendán Murphy (June 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-0740-1). Just as Murphy is about to give up finding a good excuse for not going to school, he learns it’s Saturday. Ages 3–5.

Squid Kid the Magnificent by Lynne Berry, illus. by Luke LaMarca (June 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-6119-6). A young squid prepares to perform a magical act—if his sister doesn’t steal the show. Ages 3–5.

Templeton Gets His Wish by Greg Pizzoli (May 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-1274-0). When a mischievous tabby makes a wish on a magic diamond, his family disappears. Ages 3–5.

Things That Go Burp! in the Night by Lynne Moerder (May 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-1669-4). In this counting tale, 10 hungry mice step out for a late night treat. Ages 3–5.

To the Sea by Cale Atkinson (May 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-0813-2). A lonely boy makes a new friend: a blue whale trying to find his way home. Ages 3–5.

Tommy Can’t Stop! by Tim Federle, illus. by Mark Fearing (Apr. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-6917-8). An energetic boy finally finds his place in the spotlight. Ages 3–5.

Wish by Matthew Cordell (Mar. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-0875-0). An elephant couple discovers the toils and joys of becoming parents. Ages 3–5.

The Magical Animal Adoption Agency: Clover’s Luck by Kallie George, illus. by Alexandra Boiger (Feb. 3, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-8382-2). In this series debut, Clover stumbles upon an adoption agency for fantastical creatures. Ages 7–10.

The Neptune Challenge by Polly Holyoke (May 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-1345-7). Nere and her friends have an underwater adventure in this sequel to The Neptune Project. Ages 8–12.

Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty (July 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-0901-6). In this fantasy, a girl unlocks the puzzle of her past to save children who have disappeared from an estate. Ages 8–12.

Smek for President! by Adam Rex (Feb. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-0951-1). Tip and J.Lo have another intergalactic adventure in this sequel to The True Meaning of Smekday. Ages 8–12.

Watch the Sky by Kirsten Hubbard (Apr. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-0833-0). When his stepfather predicts disaster and prepares to move to an underground shelter, will Jory follow along? Ages 8–12.

Gabby Duran and the Unsittables by Elise Allen and Daryle Connors (May 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-0935-1) launches a series about a tween who is recruited to babysit extra-terrestrial kids. Ages 8–12.

Trollhunters by Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus (June 30, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-2598-3). This horror novel introduces monsters and an old mystery threatening a sleepy city. Ages 9–12.

The Second Guard by J.D. Vaughn (Apr. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-6909-3). In a mystical land, a teenage warrior uncovers a conspiracy that threatens the realm. Ages 10–14.

The Murk by Robert Lettrick (Apr. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-8695-3). In the Okefenokee Swamp, a group of kids face off against a deadly predator. Ages 10–14.

Rebels of the Lamp by Peter Speakman and Michael Galvin (May 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-7957-3). What happens when a boy reignites a war between rival genies? Ages 10–14.

Tangled Webs by Lee Bross (June 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-8423-2). Set in 1725 London, this novel centers on a teen who lives a double life as a notorious blackmailer. Ages 10–14.

Alive by Chandler Baker (June 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-0683-1). In this thriller, a teenage girl’s heart transplant goes horribly wrong. Ages 12–18.

Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein (Mar. 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-8310-5). A 1930s plane crash drastically changes the lives of two friends, one black and the other white. Ages 12–18.

Conviction by Kelly Loy Gilbert (May 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-9738-6). The key witness in his father’s murder trial, baseball star Braden faces a wrenching choice. Ages 12–18.

Dead to Me by Mary McCoy (Mar. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-8712-7). In Golden Age Hollywood, Alice searches for the culprit who beat her glamorous sister and left her for dead. Ages 12–18.

Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone (June 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-0527-8). After making a new friend, a teen with OCD discovers a new side of herself. Ages 12–18.


Giraffe and Elephant Are Friends greets A Surprise for Giraffe and Elephant by Paul Gude (Feb. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-8311-2), ages 3–5. Dinosaur vs. takes on Dinosaur vs. Mommy by Bob Shea (Mar. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-6086-1), ages 3–5. Clementine reappears in Completely Clementine by Sara Pennypacker, illus. by Marla Frazee (Mar. 3, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-2358-3), ages 6–8. Bob Shea’s Ballet Cat is back in The Totally Secret Secret (May 5, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-1378-5), ages 6–8. Elephant and Piggie return in I Will Take a Nap! by Mo Willems (June 2, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-1630-4), ages 6–8. Cal Ripken, Jr.’s All-Stars greets Out at Home by Cal Ripken Jr. (Mar. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-7867-5), ages 8–12. Class Trip rolls on with The Worst Class Trip Ever by Dave Barry (May 5, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-0849-1), ages 8–12. And The Classroom releases When Nature Calls, Hang Up! by Robin Mellom (June 16, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-5066-4), ages 8–12.

Cupcake Cousins gains Summer Showers by Kate Hannigan, illus. by Brooke Boynton Hughes (June 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-1662-5), ages 8–12. Kate Walden returns in Kate Walden Directs: Bride of Slug Man by Julie Mata (May 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-9460-6), ages 8–12. School for S.P.I.E.S. wraps up with Ends of the Earth by Bruce Hale, illus. by Brandon Dorman (June 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-6852-2), ages 8–12. Streetball Crew scores Stealing the Game by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld (Feb. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-7871-2), ages 8–12. Melissa de la Cruz’s Descendants issues Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Prequel (May 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-2097-4), ages 9–12. And the Accelerati Trilogy by Neal Shusterman and Eric Elfman continues with Edison’s Alley (Feb. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-4806-7), ages 10–14.

Ridley Pearson’s Kingdom Keepers moves on with The Syndrome (Mar. 3, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-2408-8); and Kingdom Keepers: The Return debuts with Kingdom Keepers: The Return: Disney Lands (Mar. 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-8431-7), ages 10–14. Alienated by Melissa Landers adds Invaded (Feb. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-6949-9), ages 12–18. Dark Metropolis welcomes Glittering Shadows by Jaclyn Dolamore (June 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-6331-2), ages 12–18. Caged Warrior offers Noble Warrior by Alan Lawrence Sitomer (July 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-0528-5), ages 12–18. Dark House presents Return to the Dark House by Laurie Stolarz (July 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-8173-6), ages 12–18. Project Paper Doll concludes with The Trials by Stacey Kade (Apr. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-8463-8), ages 12–18. Eoin Colfer’s W.A.R.P. gains The Forever Man (June 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-2603-7), ages 12–18. And The Hunted by Charlie Higson (June 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-6567-5) is a new Enemy novel, ages 14–up.


Star Wars Rebels Servants of the Empire: Rebel in the Ranks by Jason Fry (Mar. 3, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-1644-1). A cadet takes on the Empire in this novel based on the new animated series. Ages 8–12.

Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope by Alexandra Bracken, illus. by Iain McCaig (June 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-0912-2), and Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back by Adam Gidwitz, illus. by McCaig (July 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-0914-6), launch a new series of illustrated novels based on the Star Wars films. Ages 8–12.


Shake to Assemble! by Calliope Glass, illus. by Ron Lim and Richard Isanove (Mar. 31, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-7826-2). Readers shake this interactive book to set the Avengers in motion. Ages 3–5.

Disney Press

Sofia the First: A Royal Mouse in the House by Bill Scollon, illus. by Grace Lee (Feb. 3, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-0643-5). Before the Enchancia Pet Show, Princess Hildegard becomes a mouse. Ages 3–5.

Do You Want to Build a Snowman? by Calliope Glass, illus. by Olga Mosqueda (Mar. 31, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-1467-6). In this interactive tale, Frozen’s Anna and Elsa put Olaf together again. Ages 3–5.

Inside Out Box of Mixed Emotions by (May 5, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-1671-7) is a box set of five storybooks introducing various emotions. Ages 3–5.

Inside Out: Sadly Ever After? (May 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-1280-1) presents a story set in the world of Pixar’s Inside Out. Ages 6–8.

Descendants: Mal’s Diary (July 14, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-2685-3) and Mal’s Spell Book (July 14, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-2638-9) are a diary and book of spells based on this film. Ages 8–12.

Descendants: Junior Novel (July 14, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-2614-3). This movie tie-in includes a color photo insert. Ages 10–14.

Before Tomorrowland by Jeff Jenson, Damon Lindelof, Brad Bird, and Jonathan Case, illus. by Case (Apr. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-0421-9), is a prequel to the film Tomorrowland. Ages 12–18.


The Incredible Math Games Book (July 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-3628-3) rounds up activities introducing math concepts. Ages 5–8.

Lego Friends: The Adventure Guide (June 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-3549-1). This look at the lives of these characters includes a minidoll with accessories. Ages 5–10.

How to Play the Recorder (July 7, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-3548-4) offers a visual guide to playing the recorder and key points of music theory. Ages 6–9.

Disney Pixar Inside Out: The Essential Guide (May 5, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-3547-7) explores locations, themes, and moments from this upcoming animated film. Ages 6–12.

Total Tractor! (Apr. 7, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-2942-1) presents photos of and facts about farm machines. Ages 7–10.

Lego Ninjago: The Path of the Ninja by Beth Landis Hester (June 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-2078-7) focuses on the heroes and villains of the world of the Ninja. Ages 7–11.

Are You What You Eat? (June 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-2944-5) compiles quizzes, questions, facts, and pictures about food and nutrition. Ages 7–12.

Children’s Book of Philosophy (Mar. 3, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-2923-0) examines some of life’s biggest questions. Ages 7–12.

Complete Children’s Cookbook (May 5, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-3546-0). Photos illustrate this collection of 150 recipes. Ages 7–12.

Lego Star Wars in 100 Scenes (Apr. 7, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-3437-1) retells all six Star Wars films using Lego sets and minifigures. Ages 7–15.

Lego Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded (May 5, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-3550-7) includes new material and a minifigure. Ages 7–17.

Marvel the Avengers: The Ultimate Character Guide by Alan Cowsill (Mar. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-3001-4) is an updated edition of this roundup of Marvel Avengers characters. Ages 8–17.

Careers (Mar. 3, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-2973-5) contains charts, tables, and quotes from people in various careers. Ages 13–17.


DK Readers L0 adds Weather (June 2, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-3511-8), ages 4–6. DK Readers L1 issues A Year on the Farm by Sue Unstead (June 2, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-3576-7), ages 5–7. New DK Readers L2 are Lego Ninjago: Ninja, Go! (June 2, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-2947-6; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-2948-3) and Star Wars Rebels: Heroes of Lothal (July 7, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-3595-8; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-3596-5), ages 6–8. And DK Readers L3 releases Rocket Science (June 2, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-3580-4; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-3581-1), Star Wars Rebels: Fight the Empire (Apr. 7, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-1988-0; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-1989-7), and Titanic: The Disaster That Shocked the World! by Mark Dubowski (June 2, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-3018-2; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-2840-0), ages 7–9. And Ocean joins Visual Encyclopedias (July 21, hardcover, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-3664-1), ages 7–12.

New Ultimate Factivity Collections are Bugs (Mar. 10, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-2929-2) and Sharks, Dolphins, and Other Sea Creatures (Mar. 10, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-2928-5), ages 7–9; Marvel the Avengers (Mar. 3, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-3249-0), ages 7–12; and Star Wars Rebels (Apr. 7, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-2943-8), ages 8–12. Joining DK Adventures are Marvel the Avengers: Battle Against Ultron (Mar. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-2925-4; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-2926-1), Jungle Adventures by Deborah Lock (July 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-2930-8), Into Battle! (July 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-3621-4); and A Trip Through the Body (July 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-2932-2), ages 8–12. And Eyewitness Explorer welcomes Nature Ranger (June 2, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-3500-2) and Night Sky Detective (June 2, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-3501-9), ages 8–14.

DK Preschool

Baby Go! Go! Go! (June 2, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-3553-8) and Baby Roar! Roar! (June 2, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-3554-5). These glittery board books focus on vehicles; and animals. Up to age 2.

Get Ready for School: I’m Ready for School (May 5, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-2909-4). Developed in partnership with PBS Kids, this interactive book aims to develop key skills. Ages 2–5.

Animal Colors (Apr. 7, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-2946-9) offers a lift-the-flap introduction to colors and animals. Ages 3–5.


Feel and Find Fun issues Building Site (July 7, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-3627-6) and Dinosaurs (July 7, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-3626-9), up to age 2. And Noisy Peekaboo continues with Noisy Animal Peekaboo! (Apr. 7, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-3182-0) and Noisy Digger Peekaboo! (Apr. 7, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-3183-7), ages 1–3.

Drawn & Quarterly

(dist. by Macmillan)


Anna and Froga return in Fore! by Anouk Ricard, trans. by Helge Dascher (June 9, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-77046-204-5), ages 5–9.


(dist. by Univ. of Toronto)

Paint by Jennifer Dance (Mar. 3, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4597-2868-4) tells of the bond between a Lakota boy and an orphaned mustang foal in the late 19th century. Ages 9–12.

The Merit Birds by Kelley Powell (May 26, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4597-2931-5). A teen uprooted from Canada to Laos is falsely accused of a crime after he finally finds friendship and love. Ages 14–up.


The Wild Place Adventure series gains Saving Crazy by Karen Hood-Caddy (June 16, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4597-3026-7), ages 9–12. Spell Crossed by Robert Priest continues with Second Kiss (May 12, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4597-3020-5), ages 12–15. And Truths I Learned from Sam offers In Search of Sam by Kristin Butcher (June 16, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4597-2960-5), ages 14–up.


(dist. by Legato)

Hello, Ocean Friends: A High-Contrast Book by Violet Lemay (May 12, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-938093-41-8). Sea creatures say hello in different ways. Up to age 3.

100 Pablo Picassos by Violet Lemay (May 12, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-938093-32-6) relays the life of Picasso told through 100 images of the artist. Ages 5–10.

Julia Child: An Extraordinary Life in Words and Pictures by Erin Hagar, illus. by Joanna Gorham (May 12, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-938093-34-0), profiles this celebrated chef and author. Ages 9–12.

EDC/Kane Miller

All Better! by Henning Lohlein, illus. by Bernd Penners (Mar. 1, novelty book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-362-4). Readers help make animals feel “all better”; contains five reusable stickers. Ages 3–5.

A Tale of Two Beasts by Fiona Roberton (Mar. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-361-7). This tale of a girl and the beast she finds in the woods is told from two points of view. Ages 5–9.


Flippy Floppy welcomes Ocean Animals by Anton Poitier, illus. by Sophia Touliatou (Mar. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-346-4), ages 3–6. Billie B. Brown returns in The Little Lie (Mar. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-257-3) and The Secret Message (Mar. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-256-6) by Sally Rippin, illus. by Aki Fukuoka, ages 4–7. Hey Jack! gains The Top Team by Rippin, illus. by Stephanie Spartels (Mar. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-259-7), ages 4–7. Shine-a-light adds On the Train by Carron Brown, illus. by Bee Johnson (Mar. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-365-5), and Secrets of the Rain Forest by Brown, illus. by Alyssa Nassner (Mar. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-325-9), ages 4–8. New Billie B. Mysteries by Sally Rippin, illus. by Aki Fukuoka, are Code Breakers (Mar. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-312-9) and Spooky House (Mar. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-311-2), ages 6–9. Pet Vet greets The Pup’s Tale by Darrel Odgers and Sally Odgers, illus. by Janine Dawson (Mar. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-351-8), ages 7–11. And joining Extreme Adventures by Justin D’Ath are Grizzly Trap (Mar. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-359-4) and Killer Whale (Mar. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-360-0), ages 8–12.


Just for Today, illus. by Bimba Landmann (Apr. 27, hardcover, $16, ISBN 978-0-8028-5461-2), illustrates the words of the recently canonized Saint John XXIII. All ages.

Animal Supermarket by Giovanna Zoboli, illus. by Simona Mulazanni (Apr. 16, hardcover, $16, ISBN 978-0-8028-5448-3). Species from all over the world shop for food. Ages 4–8.

Edgar Wants to Be Alone by Jean-Francois Dumont (Feb. 9, hardcover, $16, ISBN 978-0-8028-5457-5). A loner rat tries to get rid of the worm that’s following him. Ages 4–8.

Red by Jan De Kinder (Mar. 9, hardcover, $16, ISBN 978-0-8028-5446-9). A girl torn between sympathy for a classmate and fear of a bully must make a difficult choice. Ages 4–8.

Roger Is Reading a Book by Koen Van Biesen (Mar. 2, hardcover, $16, ISBN 978-0-8028-5442-1). What will Roger do when his noisy neighbor interrupts his quiet reading time? Ages 4–8.

The Yes by Sarah Bee, illus. by Satoshi Kitamura (Feb. 16, hardcover, $16, ISBN 978-0-8028-5449-0). In the big wide Where, the Yes, a cheerful orange creature, stands up to a pack of Nos. Ages 4–8.

The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch by Chris Barton, illus. by Don Tate (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0-8028-5379-0), tells of this Mississippi former slave who became one of the first African-American U.S. congressmen. Ages 7–10.

Mister H by Daniel Nesquens, illus. by Luciano Lozano (Feb. 1, hardcover, $14, ISBN 978-0-8028-5440-7). After a girl releases a hippo from his zoo habitat, he searches for his true home. Ages 7–10.

Egmont/Hardie Grant

(dist. by IPG)

Whisper by Chrissie Keighery (Apr. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-921759-32-1). This coming-of-age tale centers on a 15-year-old girl whose life is altered by sudden deafness. Ages 12–up.

Love Is the New Black by Chrissie Keighery (Apr. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-74297-356-2). Piper feels out of place and falls for her boss at her new job at an Australian fashion magazine. Ages 15–up.


Zac Power Spy Recruit by H.I. Larry presents Zac Climbs High (May 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-74297-964-9), Zac Strikes Out (May 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-74297-965-6), Zac’s Quicksand (May 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-74297-966-3), and Zac’s Skate Break (May 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-74297-967-0), ages 5–7. Go Girl Flip It offers Little Lies by Chrissie Perry (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-74297-815-4) and Twin Trouble by Sally Rippin (June 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-74297-814-7), ages 7–9. Larry’s Zac Power adds Tomb of Doom (June 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-74297-752-2), ages 7–9. And Smitten welcomes Counterfeit Love by Julie Fison (May 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-74297-738-6) and Twice Upon a Time by Kate Forster (May 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-74297-679-2), ages 14–up.

Egmont/Hardie Grant/Chirpy Bird

(dist. by IPG)


Rhyme Time presents Sleepy Time (Apr. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-74297-828-4) and Playtime (Apr. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-74297-827-7) by Fiona Lee, up to age 3.

Egmont UK

(dist. by IPG)

Doughnuts for a Dragon by Adam Guillain and Charlotte Guillain, illus. by Lee Wildish (Apr. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4052-7054-0), follows up Spaghetti with the Yeti and Marshmallows for Martians. Ages 3–5.

Read It Build It: Space by Susan Hayes, illus. by Simon Abbot (May 1, novelty book, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4052-7165-3), contains instructions and stacking boxes for building five space-travel scenes. Ages 3–6.

Skin Deep by Laura Jarratt (Apr. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4052-5672-8). A teen struggles to rebuild her life after the car crash that kills her best friend. Ages 12–up.


Angela Banner’s Ant & Bee star in Ant and Bee Go Shopping (Apr. 1, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4052-7514-9), Ant and Bee Time (Apr. 1, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4052-7516-3), Ant and Bee and the Secret (May 1, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4052-7515-6), and Ant and Bee Count 1 2 3 (May 1, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4052-7513-2), ages 3–5. The Little Somethings issues Something Missing by Jill Lewis, illus. by Ali Pye (June 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4052-6819-6), ages 3–5. And Barry Loser is back in Barry Loser and the Holiday of Doom by Jim Smith (Apr. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4052-6802-8), ages 7–9.

Egmont USA

(dist. by Random House)

Why Space Matters to Me by Colin Stuart (May 12, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-60684-589-9). This book on the interconnectedness of life on Earth and space launches a series on popular science. Ages 7–9.

Angry Birds Stella Diaries: Stella Has Enough! by Paula Noronen (June 2, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-60684-681-0) and Willow Takes the Stage by Elina Rouhiainen (June 2, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-60684-683-4), illus. by Diana Egea, launch a series starring this character from the Angry Birds game. Ages 7–10.

Seaborne #1: The Lost Prince by Matt Myklusch (Apr. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-60684-525-7). A young spy for the Pirate King must find hidden treasure in order to redeem himself. Ages 8–12.

The Executioner’s Daughter by Jane Hardstaff (July 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-60684-562-2). In Tudor England, the daughter of the Tower of London executioner longs to see the world. Ages 8–12.

Anywhere but Paradise by Anne Bustard (Apr. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-60684-585-1). In 1960, a girl who moves from Texas to Hawaii is bullied as one of the few white students in her school. Ages 10–up.

Valiant by Sarah McGuire (June 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-60684-552-3). In this reimagining of “The Brave Little Tailor,” a courageous girl discovers the truth and saves the kingdom. Ages 10–up.

A Million Times Goodnight by Kristina McBride (July 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-60684-564-6). Presented in parallel narratives, this mystery centers on a girl humiliated by her boyfriend. Ages 14–up.


See-Thru by Sherry Gerstein debuts with See-Thru Frogs (Mar. 10, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-60684-587-5) and See-Thru Sharks (Mar. 10, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-60684-588-2), ages 7–9. Good Crooks continues with Sniff a Skunk! by Mary Amato, illus. by Ward Jenkins (Apr. 28, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-60684-598-1), ages 7–9. Clones vs. Aliens joins The Clone Chronicles by M.E. Castle (Feb. 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-60684-534-9), ages 8–12. Temple Run: Run for Your Life by Chase Wilder continues with Arctic Rescue (Feb. 24, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-60684-590-5) and Pyramid Peril (Feb. 24, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-60684-594-3), ages 8–12. Shawn Thomas Odyssey’s The Magician’s Dream is a new Oona Crate Mystery (June 23, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-60684-511-0), ages 8–12. The Jaguar Stones concludes with The Lost City by J&P Voelkel (Feb. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-60684-376-5), ages 10–up. Into the Dark Book adds The Eternity Key by Bree Despain (May 12, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-60684-467-0), ages 12–up. The Dark Passages by Ilsa J. Bick gains The Dickens Mirror (Mar. 10, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-60684-421-2), ages 14–up. And Burn Out by Kristi Helvig rolls on with Strange Skies (June 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-60684-481-6), ages 14–up.

Enchanted Lion

(dist. by Consortium)

Why Dogs Have Wet Noses by Øyvind Torseter and Kenneth Steven (May 12, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-173-5). This take on the Noah’s Ark story explains how it came to be that dogs have wet noses. Ages 3–7.

Beastly Verse, illus. by JooHee Yoon (Apr. 14, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-166-7), is a collection of 16 animal poems featuring four fold-out pages. Ages 4–8.

Edmond, the Moonlit Party by Astrid Desbordes, illus. by Marc Boutavant (July 14, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-174-2), tells of a timid squirrel, a party-throwing bear, and an owl who loves disguises. Ages 4–8.

Enormous Smallness: A Story of E.E. Cummings by Matthew Burgess, illus. by Kris Di Giacomo (Apr. 14, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-171-1), describes Cummings’s childhood and road to becoming a poet. Ages 4–8.

Little Spider’s Spectacular Adventures by John Miller, illus. by Giuliano Cucco (June 9, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-176-6). Too tiny to see the world, a red spider takes imaginative adventures. Ages 4–8.

The World in a Second by Isabel Minhós Martins, illus. by Bernardo Carvalho (Apr. 14, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-157-5), reveals what is happening in 23 locales during the same second. Ages 4–8.

The Blue Whale by Jenni Desmond (Apr. 14, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-165-0). This nonfiction picture book explores the life and world of a blue whale. Ages 4–8.

Americanine: A Haute Dog in New York by Yann Kebbi (May 12, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-172-8). Returning to Paris, a French dog tells his canine pals about his trip to New York City. Ages 5–up.

The Beast in My Belly by Grzegorz Kasdepke, illus. by Tomasz Kozlowski (Apr. 28, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-160-5). A girl relies on humor to explore her fears and feelings. Ages 6–9.


dist. by Quarto

I Don’t Like Cheese by Hannah Chandler, illus. by Lauren Merrick (Mar. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-921966-66-8), explores how even the fussiest eaters, like Mike the mouse, can be tempted to try new foods. Ages 4–7.

Tottie and Dot by Tania McCartney, illus. by Tina Snerling (Mar. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-921966-49-1). Friends turn into jealous rivals when they start competing with each other to create the best house. Ages 4–7.