Abbeville Kids


See American History debuts with The Revolutionary War: 1775–1783 (Apr. 12, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-0-7892-1253-5) and The Civil War: 1861–1865 (Apr. 12, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-0-7892-1252-8) by Alan Axelrod, illus. by Mort Künstler, ages 7–12. And World Tennis Legends welcomes Serena Williams (June 28, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-0-7892-1264-1) and Stars of World Tennis (June 28, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-0-7892-1263-4) by Illugi Jökulsson, ages 7–up.


An After Bedtime Story by Shoham Smith, illus. by Einat Tsarfati (May 3, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1873-1). This anti-bedtime tale offers a portrait of family life in all of its chaos. Ages 5–7.

Building Machines: An Interactive Guide to Construction Machines by Ian Graham, illus. by Carles Ballestros (Apr. 5, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-2109-0) examines the mechanics of eight vehicles and provides instructions and die-cut pieces for readers to build their own. Ages 5–7.

Cloth Lullaby: The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois by Amy Novesky, illus. by Isabelle Arsenault (Mar. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1881-6) spotlights the childhood of this French sculptor and the experiences that inspired her work. Ages 5–7.

The Grumpy Pets by Kristine A. Lombardi (Apr. 5, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1888-5). A grumpy boy finds his ideal pet match: a grouchy rescue dog. Ages 5–7.

Hannah and Sugar by Kate Berube (Mar. 8, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1890-8). Hannah overcomes her fear of dogs to search for her friend’s missing pet. Ages 5–7.

Lucky Ducky by Doreen Mulryan (Feb. 9, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1467-2). A duck learns that luck is all a matter of perspective in this story of friendship and self-empowerment. Ages 5–7.

My Old Pal, Oscar by Amy Hest, illus. by Amy Bates (May 3, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1901-1). After a boy’s beloved pet dies, a stray he encounters on a beach helps him makes peace with his past. Ages 5–7.

The Phantom of the Opera: Based on the Novel by Gaston Leroux, adapted by Catherine Washbourne, trans. by Gillian Rosner, illus. by Hélène Druvert (Mar. 8, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-2086-4). This picture-book adaptation includes a CD with original music. Ages 5–7.

Waiting for High Tide by Nikki McClure (Apr. 5, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1656-0). As a family spends a day at the beach building a raft, shore creatures go about their own tasks. Ages 5–7.

America’s Tea Parties: Not One but Four! Boston, Charleston, New York, Philadelphia by Marissa Moss (Apr. 5, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1874-8). This nonfiction picture book examines historical tea parties held in four colonies that helped fuel the American Revolution. Ages 8–12.

The Extraordinary Suzy Wright: A Colonial Woman on the Frontier by Teri Kanefield (Mar. 15, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1866-3) is a biography of this poet and political activist who helped settle the Pennsylvania frontier. Ages 8–12.

The Forest Feast for Kids: Colorful Vegetarian Recipes That Are Simple to Make by Erin Gleeson (Feb. 16, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1886-1). Kid-friendly vegetarian recipes. Ages 8–12.

Milestones of Flight: From Hot-Air Balloons to SpaceShipOne by Tim Grove (June 7, hardcover, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-2003-1). This picture-book history of American aviation coincides with the 40th anniversary of the National Air and Space Museum. Ages 10–14.

This Land Is Our Land: A History of American Immigration by Linda Barrett Osborne (Apr. 12, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1660-7) explores the evolution of immigration throughout history. Ages 13–up.


Lion & Tiger & Bear launches with Tag! You’re It! by Ethan Long (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1896-0), ages 5–7.

Abrams Appleseed

One and All by Élisa Géhin (Feb. 2, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1904-2). This look at the relationship between the whole and its parts includes gatefolds and pictures of people, animals, and things. Ages 3–5.

Some Birds by Matt Spink (Mar. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-2070-3) is a rhyming book introducing birds of every feather. Ages 3–5.


Animal Sounds by Ethan Long adds Thank You! (May 3, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1364-4), ages up to 3. Joining Mini Myths are Don’t Get Lost, Odysseus! (Mar. 8, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1897-7) and Good Job, Athena! (Mar. 8, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1898-4) by Joan Holub, illus. by Leslie Patricelli, ages up to 3.

Hello Kitty Presents the Storybook Collection offers Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Apr. 19, hardcover, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-2032-1) and Thumbelina (Apr. 19, hardcover, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1824-3), ages 3–5.

Seasonal Magic releases Abracadabra, It’s Spring! by Anne Sibley O’Brien, illus. by Susan Gal (Feb. 16, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1891-5), ages 3–5. And Seasons Pop-up continues with Spring by David A. Carter (Feb. 9, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1912-7), ages 3–5.


Poptropica, Book 1: Mystery of the Map by Jack Chabert, from an idea by Jeff Kinney, illus. by Kory Merritt (Mar. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-2067-3) launches a graphic-novel series set on a group of uncharted islands. Ages 6–9.

Red’s Planet, Book 1 by Eddie Pittman (Apr. 19, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1907-3). In this debut installment of an intergalactic graphic-novel series, a UFO mistakenly captures a girl. Ages 8–12.

Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard by Jonathan Auxier (Apr. 5, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1747-5). Peter Nimble and Sir Tode have a new mission in this follow-up to Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes. Ages 8–12.

Devil and the Bluebird by Jennifer Mason-Black (May 17, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-2000-0). After her mother’s death, Blue ponders the meaning of good and evil and finds family in unexpected places. Ages 13–up.

The Haters: A Book About Being in a Band by Jesse Andrews (Apr. 5, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-2078-9). Three musicians take a road trip in this novel of music, love, friendship, and freedom. Ages 13–up.

Klickitat by Peter Rock (Apr. 12, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1894-6) tells of two sisters who run away with a mysterious man and practice wilderness survival. Ages 13–up.

The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge (May 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1895-3). Does the fruit of a magical tree Faith discovers in her father’s possessions hold the truth about his murder? Ages 13–up.

On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis (Mar. 8, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1903-5). In 2035 Amsterdam, two girls and their mother try to escape before a comet destroys Earth. Ages 13–up.

Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate (Mar. 8, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1944-8). Seven teenagers, each struggling with one of the seven deadly sins, cross paths when a life-altering secret is exposed. Ages 13–up.

The Steep and Thorny Way by Cat Winters (Mar. 8, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1915-8). Set in 1920s Oregon, this reimagining of Hamlet reveals the power of love and acceptance. Ages 13–up.


The Creeps gains The Trolls Will Feast! by Chris Schweizer (Mar. 8, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1882-3), ages 8–12. Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales introduces Alamo All-Stars by Hale (Mar. 29, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1902-8), ages 8–12. The Qwikpick Papers offers To Kick a Corpse by Tom Angleberger (Apr. 12, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1906-6), ages 8–12. And Eric Colossal’s Rutabaga the Adventure Chef returns in Feasts of Fury (May 3, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-1658-4), ages 8–12.


Island Morning by Brenda Jones (Feb. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-927502-51-8). On a morning walk, a girl and her grandfather see the world through each other’s eyes. Ages 3–8.

I’m Drawing a Picture by Doretta Groenendyk (Feb. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-927502-50-1) explores different kinds of visual art and encourages readers to create art. Ages 4–8.

Sky Pony in Iceland by Elaine Breault Hammond (Feb. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-927502-46-4). A boy teased for his Icelandic name realizes how lucky he is while on a trip to Iceland. Ages 8–12.

Kira’s Quest by Orysia Dawydiak (Feb. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-927502-48-8). To save herself and her imprisoned parents, a mermaid must rely on wit, her dolphin friend, and luck. Ages 8–13.

Albert Whitman

All Kinds of Families: 40th Anniversary Edition by Norma Simon, illus. by Sarah S. Brannen (May 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0286-0) updates this celebration of various types of families. Ages 4–8.

The Boy Who Said Nonsense by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky, illus. by Nicola Anderson (May 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-5742-6). Not everyone understands the logic of a boy found in a pumpkin patch, who loves numbers and counting. Ages 4–8.

The Cow Who Climbed a Tree by Gemma Merino (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-1298-2). A cow who believes that everything is possible meets a dragon who teaches her to fly. Ages 4–8.

Dario and the Whale by Cheryl Lawton Malone, illus. by Bistra Masseva (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-1463-4). A lonely Brazilian boy new to Cape Cod befriends a whale calf. Ages 4–8.

A Day with Parkinson’s by A. Hultquist, illus. by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff (May 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-5581-1). Noah’s grandfather assures him that his Parkinson’s disease is not his fault, and that it won’t stop them from having fun at the beach. Ages 4–8.

Dump Truck Duck by Megan E. Bryant, illus. by Jo de Ruiter (May 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-1736-9). Driving his dump truck, a duck helps other ducks build a new park. Ages 4–8.

Friends by Aiko Ikegami (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-2550-0). A girl who moves to the U.S. from a faraway country doesn’t fit in, until her lunch helps her make animal—and then human—friends. Ages 4–8.

Grumpy Pants by Claire Messer (May 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-3075-7). Penguin discovers a way to wash away his grumpy day and start over. Ages 4–8.

How Kate Warne Saved President Lincoln: The Story Behind the Nation’s First Female Detective by Elizabeth Van Steenwyk, illus. by Valentina Belloni (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-4117-3) explains how Warne helped thwart an attempt to assassinate Lincoln on his inauguration day. Ages 4–8.

Next to You: A Book of Adorableness by Lori Haskins Houran, illus. by Sydney Hanson (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-5600-9) emphasizes the importance of letting new babies, friends, and other loved ones know how adorable they are. Ages 4–8.

One More Dino on the Floor by Kelly Starling Lyons, illus. by Luke Flowers (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-1598-3). In this counting tale, 10 dinosaurs take to the dance floor. Ages 4–8.

Shabbat Hiccups by Tracy Newman, illus. by Ilana Exelby (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7312-9). Jonah gets a case of hiccups while helping his family prepare for Shabbat. Ages 4–8.

The William Hoy Story: How a Deaf Baseball Player Changed the Game by Nancy Churnin, illus. by Jez Tuya (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-9192-5) explains how William Ellsworth Hoy, a deaf professional ballplayer, introduced the concept of using hand signals for umpires’ calls. Ages 4–8.

With Dad, It’s Like That by Nadine Brun-Cosme, illus. by Magali Le Huche (May 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-8731-7). When Mom goes out, Dad’s in charge of Clara’s bath time, dinnertime, and bedtime. Ages 4–8.

The Dragon Waking by Grayson Towler (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-1704-8). With a dragon war impending, Rose must find the courage to help her dragon friend recover a meteorite fragment. Ages 9–12.

Dreambender by Ronald Kidd (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-1725-3). A boy tasked with adjusting the dreams of others to keep the City safe sets off to find a girl who dreams of singing. Ages 9–12.

The Lost Cipher by Michael Oechsle (May 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-8063-9). After his father dies, Lucas leads his friends on a mission to find legendary lost treasure in order to save his home. Ages 9–12.


Jane Smith’s Chloe Zoe stars in It’s Easter, Chloe Zoe! (Feb. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-2460-2), It’s the First Day of Kindergarten, Chloe Zoe! (July 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-2458-9), and It’s the First Day of Preschool, Chloe Zoe! (July 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-2456-5), ages 4–8. My Emotions and Me continues with JP and the Bossy Dinosaur: Feeling Unhappy by Ana Crespo, illus. by Erica Sirotich (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-3981-1), ages 4–8. Urgency Emergency! welcomes Baaad Sheep by Dosh Archer, (Apr. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-8349-4), ages 4–8. The Boxcar Children Mysteries, created by Gertrude Chandler Warner, adds The Legend of the Irish Castle (Feb. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0705-6) and The Celebrity Cat Caper (May 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0711-7), ages 7–10. And the Curious Cat Spy Club issues Kelsey the Spy by Linda Joy Singleton (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-1380-4), ages 9–12.

Albert Whitman Teen

Dig Too Deep by Amy Allgeyer (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-1580-8). A teen investigates the sickness and pollution in her coal-mining town. Ages 13–18.

Future Shock by Elizabeth Briggs (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-2682-8). In this time-traveling story, Elena must use her eidetic memory and street smarts to save her new friends and herself. Ages 13–18.

Girl Last Seen by Heather Anastasiu and Anne Greenwood Brown (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-8140-7; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-8141-4). After her best friend goes missing and she’s the prime suspect, Lauren must uncover the truth and clear her name. Ages 13–18.

Hurricane Kiss by Deborah Blumenthal (May 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-3448-9; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-3450-2). When a hurricane strikes Houston, Jillian and River stick together to survive. Ages 13–18.

Of Better Blood by Susan Moger (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-4774-8). Abandoned by her family, a teenage polio survivor battle prejudice and abuse to disprove the idea that she is “unfit.” Ages 13–18.

South of Sunshine by Dana Elmendorf (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7568-0). A girl who has long hidden the fact that she’s gay must decide between love or giving in to social prejudice. Ages 13–18.

Algonquin Young Readers

The Secret of Dreadwillow Carse by Brian Farrey (Apr. 19, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61620-505-8). A princess and a peasant girl embark on a quest to outwit an ancient foretelling of the Monarchy’s fall. Ages 8–12.

The Girl in the Well Is Me by Karen Rivers (Mar. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61620-569-0). Hoping to join a popular clique, bullied Kammie falls for a prank and ends up stuck in a well. Ages 10–13.

A Fierce and Subtle Poison by Samantha Mabry (Apr. 12, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61620-521-8).

A boy is swept into a dangerous world where a cursed girl is nourished by poisonous plants. Ages 12–18.


Three-Ring Rascals adds Secrets of the Circus by Kate Klise, illus. by M. Sarah Klise (May 3, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-61620-566-9), ages 7–10.

All About Kids

Oliver Brightside: You Don’t Want That Penny by Christopher Manzo, illus. by Lisa Adams (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-9963756-4-1). Oliver’s lucky find in New York City—a penny—takes him on an adventure that leads him to something priceless. Ages 4–8.

Allen & Unwin

Summer Rain by Ros Moriarty, illus. by Balarinji (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-76011-211-0), showcases Australia’s animals and landscape in both the wet and dry seasons. Ages 3–5.

Shine: A Story About Saying Goodbye by Trace Balla (May 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-74331-634-4) relays a story of loss and the everlasting power of love. Ages 3–6.

Thunderstorm Dancing by Katrina Germein, illus. by Judy Watson (May 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-74331-459-3). When a sunny day at the beach turns stormy, a family does a thunderstorm dance indoors. Ages 3–6.

Remarkably Rexy by Craig Smith (May 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-76011-394-0). An interloper threatens to steal attention away from the most dazzling cat on the street. Ages 3–7.

Alex and the Watermelon Boat by Chris McKimmie (Apr. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-74331-007-6). A boy braves the rain to retrieve his toy rabbit in this tribute to friendship, community, imagination. Ages 4–8.

Lara of Newtown by Chris McKimmie (June 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-76011-232-5). A cat looking for love finds the right family at last. Ages 4–8.

The Boy with Two Lives by Abbas Kazerooni (May 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-74331-483-8). Based on true events, this is the story of a boy who arrives in England after fleeing conscription into the Iranian army. Ages 12–up.

Green Valentine by Lili Wilkinson (June 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-76011-027-7) is a romantic comedy starring a popular girl who wants to save the world and a resentful boy trying to survive it. Ages 14–18.


The Cryptic Casebook of Coco Carlomagno and Alberta gains Quivering Quavers (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-74331-951-2) and Talkative Tombstone (June 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-74331-952-9) by Ursula Dubosarsky, illus. by Terry Denton, ages 6–8. Joining The Anti-Princess Club by Samantha Turnbull are Bella’s Backyard Bullies (Apr. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-74331-985-7) and Emily’s Tiara Trouble (Apr. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-74331-984-0), ages 7–9. Diary of a... serves up Diary of a Tennis Prodigy by Shamini Flint, illus. by Sally Heinrich (May 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-76029-088-7), ages 7–11. Phyllis Wong is back in Phyllis Wong and the Waking of the Wizard by Geoffrey McSkimming (June 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-76011-338-4), ages 8–12. Through My Eyes presents Emilio by Sophie Masson (May 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-74331-247-6) and Shahana by Rosanne Hawke (May 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-74331-246-9), ages 11–14. And Pandora Jones returns in Deception by Barry Jonsberg (May 1, paper, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-74331-812-6), ages 15–18.


Girl in the Shadows by Gwenda Bond (June 28, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5039-5393-2). The daughter of a magician must decide what’s real and what’s an illusion when she pursues magic against his wishes. Ages 14–18.

Pearl by Deirdre Riordan Hall (Mar. 1, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-5039-5309-3). Can Pearl end a cycle of recklessness and broken promises to avoid the fate of her mother, a former rock star and drug addict? Ages 14–18.


Blur Trilogy concludes with The Curse by Steven James (May 24, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5039-3345-3), ages 14–18.

Amazon/Two Lions

Pipsie, Nature Detective: The Lunchnapper by Rick DeDonato, illus. by Tracy Bishop (Apr. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5039-5061-0). On a nature scavenger hunt, Pipsie and her turtle friend end up searching for something else: their purloined lunch. Ages 4–7.

Twenty Yawns by Jane Smiley, illus. by Lauren Castillo (Apr. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4778-2635-5). Lucy’s mother reads her a bedtime story in this book with 20 yawns for children to count. Ages 4–7.

The Typewriter by Bill Thomson (Feb. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4778-4975-0). In this tale containing just nine words, children create their own adventure after discovering a typewriter on a carousel. Ages 4–7.

Happy Birthday, Poco Loco! by J.R. Krause and Maria Chua (Mar. 15, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4778-2638-6). Poco’s new invention enlivens his birthday party in this story featuring Spanish words. Ages 4–up.

American Girl


American Girl Mysteries issues The Finders Keepers Rule: A Maryellen Mystery (Mar. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-60958-758-1) and The Crystal Ball: A Rebecca Mystery by Jacqueline Greene (Mar. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-60958-755-0), The Ghost Wind Stallion: A Kaya Mystery by Emma Carlson Berne (Mar. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-60958-757-4), The Glowing Heart: A Josefina Mystery by Valerie Tripp (Mar. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-60958-756-7), Intruders at Rivermead Manor: A Kit Mystery (Mar. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-60958-754-3) and The Tangled Web: A Julie Mystery by Kathryn Reiss (Mar. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-60958-753-6), and The Stolen Sapphire: A Samantha Mystery by Sarah Masters Buckey (Mar. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-60958-752-9, all illus. by Juliana Kolesova, ages 8–10.

And new American Girl Advice & Activity titles are School Rules! Tips, Tricks, Shortcuts, and Secrets to Make You a Super Student by Emma MacLaren Henke, illus. by Stacy Peterson (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-60958-743-7), Spa-mazing! Discover Your Own Way to Relax and Pamper Yourself with Activities, Quizzes, Crafts—and More! by Carrie Anton, illus. by Marilena Perilli (May 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-60958-748-2), and Styling Spaces: Discover Your Unique Room Style with Quizzes, Activities, Crafts—and More! by Carrie Anton, illus. by Flavia Conley and Perilli (May 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-60958-747-5), ages 8–10; School Rules! Math: Shortcuts, Secrets, Puzzles, and Tricks to Help You Become a Math Master by Henke, illus. by Rebecca Jones (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-60958-744-4) and Stand Up for Yourself & Your Friends: Dealing with Bullies & Bossiness and Finding a Better Way by Patti Kelley Criswell, illus. by Angela Martini (Mar. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-60958-738-3), ages 8–12; The Hair Book: Care & Keeping Advice for Girls by Mary Richards Beaumont, illus. by Josee Masse (Mar. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-60958-739-0), ages 9–12; and A Smart Girl’s Guide: Cooking: How to Make Food for Your Friends, Your Family & Yourself by Patricia Daniels and Darcie Johnston, illus. by Elisa Chavarri (Mar. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-60958-736-9), A Smart Girl’s Guide: Worry: How to Feel Less Stressed and Have More Fun by Nancy Holyoke and Judy Woodburn (May 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-60958-745-1), and You’re the Chef: A Cookbook Companion for A Smart Girl’s Guide: Cooking by Lisa Cherkasky, illus. by Chavarri (Mar. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-60958-737-6), ages 10–12.


The Thinking Book by Sandol Stoddard Warburg, illus. by Ivan Chermayeff (Feb. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62326-088-0) is a reissue of this picture book celebrating childhood imagination. Ages 3–up.


Counting in... debuts with Counting in London (May 1, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-62326-099-6), Counting in New York (May 1, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-62326-098-9), and Counting in Paris (May 1, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-62326-097-2) by Gloria Fowler, illus. by Min Heo, ages up to 3. And joining the City series is Come with Me to London by Fowler, illus. by Min Heo (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-62326-044-6), 2–up.



The Secret Series adds The Secret Path by Nancy Gee, illus. by Kathleen Newman (Feb. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-9962525-4-6), ages 4–8.

Andersen Press

(Dist. by IPG)

Halibut Jackson by David Lucas (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-84270-371-7). When a shy boy gets noticed for the first time, his world becomes a more interesting, colorful place. Ages 3–5.

My Hand by Satoshi Kitamura (May 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-78344-288-1). Boots the cat stars in this celebration of all that a hand can do. Ages 3–5.

Sammael’s Wings by Hilton Pashley (May 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-78344-325-3). The world’s only half angel and half demon battles the demonic forces determined to rule creation. Ages 12–up.

Andersen Press USA

(Dist. by Lerner)

Are You the Pirate Captain? by Gareth Jones, illus. by Garry Parsons (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-0427-2). Pirates search for a captain to command their ship. Ages 4–9.

The Bath Monster by Colin Boyd, illus. by Tony Ross. (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-0426-5). A boy contends with the Bath Monster: the slurping sound he hears as his bath water drains. Ages 4–9.

Elmer and Grandpa Eldo by David McKee (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-0569-9). Elmer wonders if his grandfather, an elephant, is really as forgetful as Elmer thinks. Ages 4–9.

Tufty by Michael Foreman (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-0425-8). Left behind when the other ducks fly south for the winter, Tufty finds an unlikely new friend. Ages 4–9.

The Zoomers’ Handbook by Ana de Moraes, illus. by Thiago de Moraes (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-0424-1) is a guide for Zoomers, who care for wacky, mixed-species animals. Ages 4–9.


Little Princess adds I Didn’t Do It! by Tony Ross (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-0598-9), ages 4–9.

Andrews McMeel/AMP! KIDS

The Help Yourself Cookbook for Kids: 60 Easy Plant-Based Recipes Kids Can Make to Make to Stay Healthy and Save the Earth by Ruby Roth (Apr. 5, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4494-7187-3) rounds up 60 recipes featuring fruits and vegetables. Ages 6–12.

Being a Girl by Hayley Long, illus. by Gemma Correll (May 3, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4494-7797-4). This guide for girls addresses such topics as mean girls, self-esteem, and peer pressure. Ages 9–18.


Desmond Pucket returns in Desmond Pucket and the Cloverfield Junior High Carnival of Horrors by Mark Tatulli (Feb. 16, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-4494-6628-2), ages 7–12. Li’l Rip Haywire Adventures continues with Escape from Camp Cooties by Dan Thompson (Mar. 1, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-4494-7051-7), ages 7–12. Stinky Cecil stars in Stinky Cecil in Terrarium Terror by Paige Braddock (Feb. 2, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4494-7186-6), ages 7–12. Lincoln Peirce’s Big Nate is back in Thunka, Thunka, Thunka (Mar. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4494-6227-7), ages 8–12. Garfield reappears in Garfield: Niego Todo Niego by Jim Davis (Apr. 26, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4494-6919-1), ages 8–12. Snoopy stars in Snoopy: Party Animal! by Charles M. Schulz (Mar. 22, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4494-7194-1), ages 8–12. Unicorn vs. Goblins joins Phoebe and Her Unicorn by Dana Simpson (Feb. 23, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4494-7628-1), ages 8–12. And When Crocs Fly is a new Pearls Before Swine Collection by Stephan Pastis (July 12, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4494-7627-4), ages 8–12.


Been There, Done That: Reading Animal Signs by Jen Funk Weber, illus. by Andrea Gabriel (Mar. 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62855-727-5). On a hike in the forest, two kids observe animal signs. Ages 4–8.

Cash Kat by Linda Joy Singleton, illus. by Christina Wald (Mar. 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62855-728-2). Gram Hatter makes different hats for Kat as the girl discovers coins while picking up litter in the park. Ages 4–8.

Midnight Madness at the Zoo by Sherryn Craig, illus. by Karen Jones (Mar. 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62855-730-5). In this counting tale, zoo animals join in a nighttime basketball game. Ages 4–8.

Tornado Tamer by Terri Fields, illus. by Laura Jacques (Mar. 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62855-733-6). A weasel devises a plan to protect the town in this adaptation of “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” Ages 4–8.


Compare and Contrast welcomes Mammals by Katharine Hall (Mar. 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62855-729-9) and Sharks and Dolphins by Kevin Kurtz (Mar. 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62855-732-9), ages 4–8.

Arcadia Publishing/History Press

Escape to Virginia: From Nazi Germany to Thalhimer’s Farm by Robert H. Gillette (Feb. 8, paper, $19.99, ISBN: 978-1-6261-9912-5). In this true story, Jewish teenagers Eva and Töpper seek refuge on a rural Virginia farm after escaping 1930s Nazi Germany. Ages 10 and up.


The Dragon Hammer by Tony Daniel (July 5, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4767-8155-6). In this launch title of the Wulf’s Saga, set in an alternate medieval America, a duke’s son faces invasion by Romans. Ages 14–up.

Balcony 7

Little Boy Soup by Joshua Russell, illus. by Amalia Hillmann (June 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-939454-54-6). Under his father’s supervision, a boy washes his toys as well as himself at bath time. Ages 3–7.

Shark Boys by Laurie Krueger, illus. by Rex Perry (June 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-939454-66-9). Three teenage sharks form a rock band in this debut tale of a series spotlighting the hazards of ocean pollution. Ages 4–7.


Big Box of Books!, illus. by Natalie Marshall (Apr. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-7678-2) packages together board books introducing the concepts of big, long, tall, and small. Ages up to 4.

Hug Me Tight by Lake Press (Feb. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6838-3). Baby Bear’s days are filled with adventures—and hugs from Mama Bear. Ages up to 4.

My Easter Basket by Roberta Pagnoni and Laura Rigo (Feb. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6822-2). Children create Easter baskets in this book featuring pages of different shapes. Ages up to 4.

My Princess Bag by Roberta Pagnoni and Laura Rigo (June 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6841-3). In this shaped board book, a girl dresses up for a party. Ages 2–5.

Presidential Elections and Other Cool Facts by Syl Sobel (Apr. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-0691-8) compiles facts about U.S. presidential campaigns throughout history. Ages 7–12.

Survive & Thrive: A Pocket Guide to Wilderness Safety Skills by Moira Butterfield (Mar. 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-0842-4) includes a book of tips and flash cards packaged in a case. Ages 8–14.

Fairy World: Enter the Magical and Mysterious Realm by Stella A. Caldwell, illus. by Ryan Forshaw (Apr. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6820-8) examines classic legends about fairies. Ages 10–16.

Sex, Puberty, and All That Stuff: A Guide to Growing Up by Jacqui Bailey (Feb. 1, paper, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-0857-8) provides advice on navigating adolescence. Ages 12–16.


Baby Sparklers by Nick Ackland, illus. by Jennie Bradley, presents Bang! (Mar. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6846-8), Splash! (Mar. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6847-5), Woof! (Mar. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6848-2), and Zoom! (Mar. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6849-9), ages up to 3. Little Grabbers by Lake Press welcomes Baby Friends (Feb. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6833-8), Farm Friends (Feb. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6834-5), Fun at Home (Feb. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6835-2), and Time to Play (Feb. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6836-9), ages up to 3. What Noise Does A... by Nick Ackland, illus. by Bella Bee, offers four titles, including What Noise Does a Cow Make? (Mar. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6843-7) and What Noise Does a Lion Make? (Mar. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6844-4), ages up to 3. And Whiffy Wilson stars in Whiffy Wilson: The Wolf Who Wouldn’t Go to Bed by Caryl Hart and Leonie Lord (June 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-0863-9), ages 2–5.

Charlotte Ferrier’s Fairytale Cottages revisits Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Mar. 1, Board Book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6817-8), Little Red Riding Hood (Mar. 1, Board Book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6818-5), and The Three Little Pigs (Mar. 1, Board Book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6819-2), ages 2–5. Joining I Spy with My Little Eye...Books by Jeanette Rowe are First 1, 2, 3 (Feb. 1, Board Book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6815-4) and First Words (Feb. 1, Board Book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6816-1), ages 2–5. New My Best Friend & Me Finger Puppet Books by Mariska Vermeulen, illus. by Deborah van de Liejgraaf, are Anton & Boris (Feb. 1, Board Book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6831-4), Bella & Clara (Feb. 1, Board Book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6829-1), James & Cooper (Feb. 1, Board Book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6830-7), and Kaila & Kahuna (Feb. 1, Board Book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6832-1), ages 2–5. And Ready to Go! issues Bedtime: A Guide to Healthy Goodnight Rituals by Janet Hall (Apr. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-7646-1), ages 2–5.

Zippy Wheels rolls along with Diggers (Feb. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6825-3), Dump Trucks (Feb. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6826-0), Fire Trucks (Feb. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6827-7), and Tractors (Feb. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6828-4), ages 2–5. Mariella Mysteries continue with Mariella Mystery Investigates the Mystic Mustache by Kate Pankhurst (May 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-0721-2), ages 6–11. New Visual Explorers by Toby Reynolds and Paul Calver are Insects and Spiders (Apr. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-0827-1), Rocks, Crystals, and Gems (Apr. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-0828-8), Space (Apr. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-0829-5), and Wonders of the World (Apr. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-0830-1), ages 8–12. And Explore 360 introduces The Tomb of Tutankhamen: Be Transported Back in Time with a Breathtaking 3D Tour by Peter Crisp (Mar. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6821-5), ages 8–14.

Bedazzled Ink

StarMark by Katherine Hetzel (May 1, paper, $13.95, ISBN 978-1-943837-02-1). Working at the palace of a lord, Irvana learns that she has something that he wants—and her life is in danger. Ages 9–12.


It So Happens by (May 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-9942895-0-6). After Algernon decides to go on an adventure, he encounters some wacky characters, including a witch with an appetite for travelers. Ages 5–8.

Big Kid Science

Title in Spanish

Yo soy la humanidad (I Am Humanity) by Jeffrey Bennett (Mar. 1, hardcover, $15, ISBN 978-1-937548-56-8), ages 7–9.

Black Dog & Leventhal


Child’s Introduction continues with A Child’s Introduction to Natural History: The Story of Our Living Earth from Amazing Animals and Plants to Fascinating Fossils and Gems by Heather Alexander, illus. by Meredith Hamilton (June 14, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-316-31136-6), ages 8–12.

Black Heron

Northfork by Wayne M. Johnston (Apr. 30, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-936364-20-6). For an English assignment, three students keep journals revealing their challenges with forgiveness in the face of difficult situations. Ages 8–13.


A Beginner’s Guide to Bear Spotting by Michelle Robinson, illus. by David Roberts (Feb. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-026-6). An aspiring bear spotter ventures into bear country with his teddy. Ages 3–6.

Busy Builders, Busy Week! by Jean Reidy, illus. by Leo Timmers (June 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-556-2). Day by day, animals build a new playground for their a local park. Ages 3–6.

Frankie the Blankie by Jennifer Sattler (May 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-675-0). Doris the gorilla finds a way to hold on to her best friend Frankie—her blanket. Ages 3–6.

Herman’s Vacation by Tom Percival (Apr. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-990-4). Herman and Henry go camping in this lift-the-flap follow-up to Herman’s Letter. Ages 3–6.

I’m a Girl! by Yasmeen Ismail (May 31, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-975-1). This story of a girl who is sometimes mistaken for a boy celebrates being true to oneself and defying stereotypes. Ages 3–6.

Introducing Teddy: A Gentle Story About Gender and Friendship by Jess Walton, illus. by Dougal MacPherson (May 31, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-210-9). A boy and his teddy star in this story about being a friend and understanding gender identity and transition. Ages 3–6.

Mousequerade Ball: A Counting Tale by Lori Mortensen, illus. by Betsy Lewin (May 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-422-0). A cat interrupts mice preparing for a fancy ball. Ages 3–6.

The Sleepy Songbird by Suzanne Barton (Feb. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8027-3648-2). A nightingale yearns to join a morning bird chorus in this story about celebrating what makes you special. Ages 3–6.

Duck, Duck, Porcupine! by Salina Yoon (May 17, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-723-8). This early-reader series launch offers three stories introducing two duck siblings and their porcupine friend. Ages 5–7.

The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure by Caroline Paul, illus. by Wendy MacNaughton (Mar. 1, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-1-63286-123-8). Paul shares her own and other daring women’s stories, as well as activities and tips to inspire girls to pursue a life of adventure. Ages 7–up.

The Firefly Code by Megan Frazer Blakemore (May 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-636-1). Five friends living in a utopian community must find the courage to change the course of the future. Ages 8–12.

The Genius Factor: How to Capture an Invisible Cat by Paul Tobin, illus. by Thierry Lafontaine (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-840-2). In this debut book of a series, a sixth-grade genius and his friend use their creativity, courage, and friendship to save the day. Ages 8–12.

Girl vs. Boy Band: The Right Track by Harmony Jones (June 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-947-8) launches a series about an aspiring songwriter and the boy band that changes her life. Ages 8–12.

And Other Skills I Learned as a Superspy by Jackson Pearce continues with The Inside Job (July 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-420-6), ages 8–12.

The Seventh Wish by Kate Messner (June 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-376-6). Can Charlie trust a fish that offers to grant a wish in exchange for freedom? Ages 8–12.

Simon Thorn and the Wolf’s Den by Aimée Carter (Feb. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-704-7). Simon discovers that he and his family are Animalgams, born with the ability to change into animals. Ages 8–12.

Time Stoppers by Carrie Jones (May 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-861-7). After a dwarf transports her to a magical town, Annie learns that she’s a Time Stopper, meant to protect the enchanted. Ages 8–12.

Chasing Stars by Helen Douglas (July 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-410-7). Hunted down by a ruthless “cleaner” from the future, star-crossed lovers Eden and Ryan must travel to 2123. Ages 13–up.

Learning to Swear in America by Katie Kennedy (July 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-909-6). As an asteroid hurls toward Earth, NASA enlists the help of a teenage Russian physicist. Ages 13–up.

The Leaving by Tara Altebrando (June 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-803-7). Eleven years after six kindergarteners went missing without a trace, five of them return—not knowing where they’ve been. Ages 13–up.

The Bombs That Brought Us Together by Brian Conaghan (June 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-838-9). Charlie is sucked into a dangerous game in this novel of war, friendship, and difficult choices. Ages 14–up.

Burning by Danielle Rollins (Apr. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-738-2). When a dangerous girl arrives in juvie, Angela and her friends must discover the truth and save themselves. Ages 14–up.

Rebel, Bully, Geek, Pariah by Erin Jade Lange (Feb. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-498-5). Four very different teens hiding outdoors after cops bust a party have to stick together to survive. Ages 14–up.

When We Collided by Emery Lord (Apr. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-845-7) centers on two teens whose love, tested by forces beyond their control, has the power to save or destroy them. Ages 14–up.

Whisper to Me by Nick Lake (May 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-456-5). A teen recounts a summer of new love, personal demons, family tragedy, and the path to forgiveness. Ages 14–up.


Lift and Look presents At the Park (Feb. 2, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-940-9), In Space (Feb. 2, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-826-6), At School (June 28, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-997-3), and World of Dinosaurs (June 28, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-827-3), ages up to 3. Bear and Bunny gains Bear’s Big Day by Salina Yoon (June 21, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8027-3832-5), ages 3–6. Little Shaq adds Little Shaq Takes a Chance by Shaquille O’Neal, illus. by Theodore Taylor III (Apr. 26, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-844-0), ages 5–7. Super Fly soars on with Revenge of the Roach! by Todd H. Doodler (June 21, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-382-7), ages 5–7. Mustache grows with The Day the Mustache Came Back by Alan Katz, illus. by Kris Easler (July 5, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-560-9), ages 7–10. And Angie Sage’s Skeleton Island is a new Araminta Spookie Adventure (July 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-945-4), ages 8–12.

Secrets of the Seven issues The Eureka Key by Sarah L. Thomson (Apr. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-731-3), ages 8–12. Spacejackers welcomes The Lost Sword by Huw Powell (Feb. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-836-5), ages 8–12. Jessica Day George’s Tuesdays at the Castle welcomes Fridays with the Wizards (Feb. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-429-9), ages 8–12. The Wide-Awake Princess returns in Princess Between Worlds by E.D. Baker (Apr. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-847-1), ages 8–12. Dragonborn concludes with Starborn by Toby Forward (Feb. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-842-6), ages 10–14. If Only..adds What You Always Wanted by Kristin Rae (Mar. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-821-1), ages 13–up. Break Me Like a Promise joins Once Upon a Crime Family by Tiffany Schmidt (June 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8027-3783-0), ages 13–up. Fixer continues with The Long Game by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (June 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-596-8), ages 13–up. And A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas continues with A Court of Mist and Fury (May 3, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-446-6), ages 14–up.

Blue Apple

Here Comes the Airplane! by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Sami (May 16, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-60905-602-5). In this die-cut book, baby animals “open wide” to receive their baby food. Ages up to 2.

Woof! by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Sami (May 16, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-60905-603-2) is a black-and-white die-cut book introducing nine animals and the sounds with they make. Ages up to 2.

It’s Time to Go to Sleep (June 20, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-60905-601-8) and It’s Time to Take a Nap (June 20, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-60905-600-1) by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Barroux. In these tales, a boy bids everyone “Good morning” until naptime, and says “Good night” at bedtime. Ages up to 3.

Big, Bigger, Biggest by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Sami (May 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-60905-599-8). Pages unfold to demonstrate the concept of comparative adjectives. Ages 3–6.

Downward Dog with Diego by Pamela Prichett (Apr. 12, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-60905-528-8) introduces 12 animal-inspired yoga poses. Ages 3–7.

Balloon Toons releases Dinosaurs in Space: Out of This World! by Pranas T. Naujokaitis (May 10, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-60905-543-1) and Odd Creatures by Elise Gravel (May 10, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-60905-544-8), ages 5–7. And joining Jump-Into-Chapters is It’s Me, Clover by Lola M Schaefer, illus. by Susan Nees (Apr. 12, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-60905-502-8), ages 5–7.

Blue Manatee


Baby Unplugged issues Ball by John Hutton (Apr. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-936669-42-4), ages up to 3. I See, You See adds Baby’s Day by Sandra Gross (Apr. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-936669-44-8), ages up to 3. And ROYGBaby by Sarah Jones welcomes Ready for Weather (Apr. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-936669-43-1), ages up to 3.


Not Bad for a Bad Lad by Michael Morpurgo, illus. by Michael Foreman (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-84812-471-4). A boy arrested for stealing gets a second chance when he’s asked to tame a damaged horse. Ages 7–9.

Voices in Stone by Emily Diamand (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-78370-093-6) relays the ghostly adventures of the daughter of a charlatan psychic and the son of a UFO-chasing conspiracy theorist. Ages 9–12.

Worry Magic by Dawn McNiff (June 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4714-0371-2). When Courtney awakens from a dream, everything she has worried about has improved. Ages 9–12.

Trust Games by Simon Packham (Apr. 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-84812-384-7). When a scandal breaks surrounding a kind, charismatic new drama teacher, Beth must make a crucial decision. Ages 12–up.

The Black North by Nigel McDowell (Apr. 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-4714-0067-4). In this fantasy, twins become entangled in a war that threatens to destroy their once peaceful island. Ages 13–up.

No Going Back by Alex Gutteridge (June 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-84877-927-3). When she finds her dead father’s ghost in her grandmother’s home, Laura wonders about the secret that’s being kept from her. Ages 13–up.

Stitch Up by Sophie Hamilton (May 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-84877-423-0). Dasha, who enjoys a life of indulgence thanks to her media mogul parents, discovers that privilege comes at a steep price. Ages 13–up.

The Beloved by Alison Rattle (Apr. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4714-0379-8). After escaping from a repressive Victorian life, Alice is drawn into a strange religious sect. Ages 16–up.

The Madness by Alison Rattle (Apr. 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-4714-0103-9). In a village in Victorian England, Marnie is consumed by her passion for the local lord’s son and begins to lose her grip on reality. Ages 16–up.


The Ghastly McNastys presents Fright in the Night by Lyn Gardner (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-84812-392-2), ages 5–8. Cas Lester’s Harvey Drew stars in Harvey Drew and the Bin Men from Outer Space (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4714-0223-4), Harvey Drew and the Bling Bots (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4714-0248-7), and Harvey Drew and the Junk Skunks (June 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4714-0334-7), ages 5–8. Petbots offers The Pet Factor by Judy Brown (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-84812-431-8), ages 5–8. And Wrestling Trolls by Jim Eldridge releases Big Rock and the Masked Avenger (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4714-0193-0), Hunk and Thud (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4714-0234-0), The Giant Rumble (June 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4714-0263-0), and Thud in Trouble (June 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4714-0265-4), ages 5–8.

New Henry Hunter mysteries by John Matthews are Henry Hunter and the Beast of Snagov (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-78370-044-8) and Henry Hunter and the Cursed Pirates (July 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-78370-137-7), ages 8–12. Fleur Hitchcock’s Shrunk! Adventures introduces Shrunk! (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-84812-480-6), Mayhem and Meteorites (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-84812-481-3), Ghosts on Board (June 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-84812-483-7), and Sunk! (June 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-84812-448-6), ages 8–12. Jade Boy returns in The Moon Child by Cate Cain (May 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-78370-058-5), ages 9–12. Rampage! by Julia Wills (May 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-84812-477-6) is a new Aries Adventure, ages 9–12. Boys Don’t Knit continues with An English Boy in New York by T.S. Easton (Apr. 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-4714-0149-7), ages 13–up. And Death & Co. gains Fault Lines by D.J. McCune (Apr. 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-4714-0271-5), ages 13–up.

BOOM! Studios

Steven Universe, Vol. 2 by Jeremy Sorese, created by Rebecca Sugar, illus. by Coleman Engle (Mar. 22, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-60886-796-7) is a tie-in to this Cartoon Network show. Ages 8–up.

Boxer Books

Little Tiger by Harriet Blackford, illus. by Manja Stojic (Apr. 5, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-910126-81-3) is an adaptation of Tiger’s Story. Ages up to 3.

How Much Does a Ladybug Weigh? by Alison Limentani (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-910716-11-3) offers an introduction to wildlife, weight, numbers, and comparisons. Ages 3–5.

Board Book Reprints

Are We There Yet? by Sam Williams, illus. by Manja Stojic (Feb. 2, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-910716-08-3); Clumsy Duck by Britta Teckentrup (Feb. 2, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-910126-88-2), and Splish-Splash by Nicola Smee (Apr. 5, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-910716-12-0), ages up to 3.

Boyds Mills

Quick, Little Monkey! by Sarah L. Thomson, illus. by Lita Judge (Mar. 8, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-62979-100-5). Little Monkey uses what she has learned from Papa to hide from hungry jungle creatures. Ages 3–7.

Time for (Earth) School, Dewey Dew by Leslie Staub, illus. by Jeff Mack (June 21, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-59078-958-2). New friends help an alien feel at home in his new school. Ages 4–8.

The Knowing Book by Rebecca Kai Dotlich, illus. by Matthew Cordell (Feb. 23, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-59078-926-1). A rabbit and bird’s journey encourages kids to celebrate all that’s important in the world. Ages 5–up.

The Slowest Book Ever by April Pulley Sayre, illus. by Kelly Murphy (Apr. 5, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-62091-783-1) focuses on such things as slow food, slow animals, and slow activities to try. Ages 8–12.

Deadly Flowers: A Ninja’s Tale by Sarah L. Thomson (Apr. 5, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62979-214-9). Ninja girl Kata tries to save siblings from their uncle, his samurai army, and various demons. Ages 10–14.

23 Minutes by Vivian Vande Velde (Apr. 5, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-62979-441-9). Can Zoe use her ability to travel back in time to save a stranger from being killed in a bank robbery? Ages 12–15.


Space Boy is back in Space Boy and the Space Pirate by Dian Curtis Regan, illus. by Robert Neubecker (Mar. 8, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-59078-956-8), ages 5–10. And Strange and Wonderful welcomes Owls! Strange and Wonderful by Laurence Pringle, illus. by Meryl Henderson (Mar. 8, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-62091-651-3), ages 7–9.

Boyds Mills/Calkins Creek

Fearless Flyer: Ruth Law and Her Flying Machine by Heather Lang, illus. by Raúl Colón (Mar. 8, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-62091-650-6) recreates this aviatrix’s 1916 flight from Chicago to New York City. Ages 5–8.

Dorothea’s Eyes: Dorothea Lange Photographs the Truth by Barb Rosenstock, illus. by Gerard DuBois (Mar. 8, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-62979-208-8) is a picture book biography of this photographer. Ages 8–12.

Empty Places by Kathy Cannon Wiechman (Apr. 5, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62979-451-8). In 1932 Kentucky, Adabel struggles to keep her family together and find her place in the world. Ages 9–12.

Scar: A Revolutionary War Tale by J. Albert Mann (Apr. 5, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-62979-465-5). A wounded Revolutionary patriot and a Mohawk warrior discover they may be fighting for the same thing. Ages 9–12.

Bubonic Panic: When Plague Invaded America by Gail Jarrow (May 24, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-62091-738-1) documents the outbreak of bubonic plague in early 20th-century America. Ages 10–18.

Boyds Mills/WordSong

Fresh Delicious by Irene Latham, illus. by Mique Moriuchi (Mar. 8, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-62979-103-6). Poems that celebrate produce at the farmers’ market. Ages 4–8.

British Library


My Book of Stories gains Write Your Own Adventure (July 1, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7123-5635-0) and Write Your Own Shakespearean Tales (July 1, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7123-5634-3) by Deborah Patterson, ages 7–12.



Potty Training offers board-book editions of Caillou, No More Diapers by Christine L’Heureux (May 10, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-2-89718-296-0) and Caillou, Potty Time by Joceline Sanschagrin, (May 10, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-2-89718-295-3), both illus. by Pierre Brignaud, ages 2–4. Step by Step moves on with Caillou: A Day at the Farm by Joceline Sanschagrin, illus. by Brignaud (Apr. 12, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-2-89718-254-0), ages 2–4. Clubhouse welcomes Caillou Makes a Meal: Includes a Simple Pizza Recipe, adapted by Anne Paradis, illus. by Eric Sévigny (Apr. 12, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-2-89718-258-8), ages 3–6. My First Dictionary greets Caillou, My First French Word Book (June 14, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-2-89718-305-9) and Caillou, My First Spanish Word Book (June 14, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-2-89718-306-6), illus. by Pierre Brignaud, ages 3–6. And Write and Wipe lands Caillou, Fun Tracing and Pen Control: Preschool Writing Activities by Anne Paradis, illus. by Eric Sévigny (July 12, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-2-89718-260-1), ages 3–6.

Cameron + Company

Love Is a Tutu by Amy Novesky, illus. by Sara Gillingham (May 10, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-937359-81-2) presents a rhyming introduction to ballet terms. Ages up to 5.

How Do I Love Thee? by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, illus. by Mati Rose McDonough (May 10, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-937359-83-6) is a picture-book adaptation of Browning’s renowned sonnet. Ages 4–8.

Campfire Junior

Little Alien returns in A Flight in the Night by Jason Quinn, illus. by Rajesh Nagulakonda (Feb. 9, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-93-81182-17-8), ages 3–7. And Ganesha reappears in Ravana and the Magic Stone by Sourav Dutta, illus. by Nagulakonda (June 7, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-93-81182-24-6), ages 3–7.


Bum, Bum by Taro Miura (Feb. 9, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8784-7) showcases animal bottoms. Ages up to 3.

Crocopotamus: Mix and Match the Wild Animals! by Mary Murphy (Mar. 8, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8102-9). Kids combine the fronts and backs of animals to create silly creatures. Ages up to 3.

One, Two, Three, Mother Goose by Iona Opie, illus. by Rosemary Wells (Feb. 9, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8766-3) rounds up counting and number poems from Opie’s nursery-rhyme compilations. Ages up to 3.

There,There by Taro Miura (Feb. 9, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8785-4). When animals replace their normal sounds with a baby’s “wah, wah!,” the child comforts them all. Ages up to 3.

Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth by Jarvis (Feb. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8120-3). What happens when an alligator loses his teeth, and with them his ability to scare other creatures? Ages 2–5.

Bears in a Band by Shirley Parenteau, illus. by David Walker (Feb. 23, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8147-0). The protagonists from Bears and a Birthday return to play a noisy song. Ages 2–5.

A Brave Bear by Sean Taylor, illus. by Emily Hughes (Apr. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8224-8). Little Bear tackles new challenges to prove his bravery to his father. Ages 2–5.

Fairy Tales for Mr. Barker: A Peek-Through Story by Jessica Ahlberg (Mar. 8, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8124-1). Lucy and her dog encounter fairytale characters in this book with cutout windows. Ages 2–5.

The Girl with the Parrot on Her Head by Daisy Hirst (Apr. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7829-6) relays a story about losing a best friend, daring to make a new one, and the power of imagination. Ages 2–5.

Good Night Like This by Mary Murphy (Feb. 23, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7970-5) is a bedtime tale from the creator of A Kiss Like This and Say Hello Like This! Ages 2–5.

Guess How Much I Love You: One More Tickle! A Puppet Book by Sam McBratney, illus. by Anita Jeram (Feb. 9, board book, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8819-6). Little Nutbrown Hare wants to discover if Big Nutbrown Hare is ticklish in this book with a plush puppet. Ages 2–5.

Hare and Tortoise by Alison Murray (May 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8721-2) puts a new spin on an Aesop’s fable. Ages 2–5.

The House That Zack Built by Alison Murray (Feb. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7844-9). A fly and a mischievous kitten make a mess on the farm in this riff on a classic rhyme. Ages 2–5.

How to Find Gold by Viviane Schwarz (Mar. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8104-3). After drawing a map of the world, Crocodile and Anna embark on a quest to find gold. Ages 2–5.

The Mouse Who Reached the Sky by Petr Horácek (Apr. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7916-3). In this book with peek-through pages, three animal friends discover the rewards of teamwork. Ages 2–5.

Minibombo Books: Near, Far (June 14, hardcover, $14, ISBN 978-0-7636-8783-0) and Now You See Me, Now You Don’t (June 14, hardcover, $14, ISBN 978-0-7636-8782-3) by Silvia Borando. Illustrations of animals demonstrate the concepts of visual perspective; and camouflage. Ages 2–5.

Skip to the Loo, My Darling! A Potty Book by Sally Lloyd-Jones, illus. by Anita Jeram (Mar. 8, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7234-8). An eccentric cast joins Bunny at a potty party. Ages 2–5.

Tiger and Badger by Emily Jenkins, illus. by Marie-Louise Gay (Feb. 9, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6604-0). When they disagree, two best friends find that making silly faces helps. Ages 2–5.

Who We Are! All About Being the Same and Being Different by Robie H. Harris, illus. by Nadine Bernard Westcott (Mar. 22, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6903-4). Enjoying a day at Funland, a family notices that people are in many ways the same, and in other ways different. Ages 2–5.

Among a Thousand Fireflies by Helen Frost, illus. by Rick Lieder (Mar. 8, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7642-1). Photos and text reveal how two fireflies find each other’s light among thousands of others. Ages 3–7.

Isaac and His Amazing Asperger Superpowers! by Melanie Walsh (Mar. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8121-0) portrays the world through the eyes of a child with Asperger syndrome. Ages 3–7.

Sam and Jump by Jennifer K. Mann (May 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7947-7). In this story about loss and gain, Sam loses his stuffed bunny at the beach—but makes a friend. Ages 3–7.

Swap! by Steve Light (Feb. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7990-3). A young scalawag learns how to barter in this tale of friendship and ingenuity. Ages 3–7.

Where’s the Elephant? by Barroux (Mar. 8, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8110-4). Animals are hidden in the art in this story about wildlife’s fate as a growing city encroaches on their jungle home. Ages 3–7.

Everyone by Christopher Silas Neal (May 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7683-4). In this picture book, Neal explores empathy and the universality of emotions. Ages 4–6.

The Two Tims by David Elliott, illus. by Gabriel Alborozo (May 24, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7264-5) spotlights the rewards of expanding one’s circle of friends. Ages 4–6.

Playing from the Heart by Peter H. Reynolds (Apr. 12, hardcover, $15, ISBN 978-0-7636-7892-0). In this tribute to family and the power of music, Raj’s interest in piano wanes—until his father falls ill. Ages 4–7.

A Big Surprise for Little Card by Charise Mericle Harper, illus. by Anna Raff (Feb. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7485-4). A spirited library card stars in this ode to exuberance and identity. Ages 4–8.

Chuck and Woodchuck by Cece Bell (Mar. 8, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7524-0). A woodchuck helps two shy first-graders become friends. Ages 4–8.

Grandad’s Island by Benji Davies (Apr. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9005-2). A boy imagines his grandfather’s idyllic resting place in this story about how late loved ones live on in our memories. Ages 4–8.

Jack’s Worry by Sam Zuppardi (Apr. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7845-6). Will Jack conquer his fear of performing in his first trumpet concert? Ages 4–8.

More-Igami by Dori Kleber, illus. by G. Brian Karas (May 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6819-8). A creative boy passionate about origami finds a surprising source of encouragement. Ages 4–8.

Secret Agent Man Goes Shopping for Shoes by Tim Wynne-Jones, illus. by Brian Won (June 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7119-8). A boy turns an errand into a top-secret adventure. Ages 4–8.

Secret Tree Fort by Brianne Farley (Apr. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6297-4). A bookish big sister is drawn in by the promise of her imaginative sibling’s spectacular hideaway. Ages 4–8.

Stories from Bug Garden by Lisa Moser, illus. by Gwen Millward (Mar. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6534-0) reveals the secret lives of a garden’s tiniest inhabitants. Ages 4–8.

Baa Baa Smart Sheep by Mark Sommerset (Feb. 23, hardcover, $14, ISBN 978-0-7636-8066-4) is a trickster tale starring a bored sheep and a gullible turkey. Ages 5–8.

Circle by Jeannie Baker (May 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7966-8) follows the flight of bar-tailed godwits, which undertake the longest unbroken migration of any bird. Ages 5–8.

Fabulous Frogs by Martin Jenkins, illus. by Tim Hopgood (Feb. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8100-5) examines the world’s many varieties of frogs. Ages 5–8.

Otters Love to Play by Jonathan London, illus. by Meilo So (Mar. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6913-3). In this fact-filled story, otters frolic throughout the seasons. Ages 5–8.

A Piece of Home by Jeri Watts, illus. by Hyewon Yum (June 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6971-3). Hee Jun’s family moves from Korea to West Virginia in this tale about keeping family and traditions close. Ages 5–8.

Shrunken Treasures: Literary Classics, Short, Sweet, and Silly by Scott Nash (Apr. 12, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6972-0) retells nine classics in playful verse and illustrations. Ages 5–8.

Boston: Panorama Pops, illus. by Charlotte Trounce (Feb. 9, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7863-0). This cut-paper, accordion-fold novelty book showcases 14 Boston landmarks. Ages 5–9.

Platypus by Sue Whiting, illus. by Mark Jackson (Feb. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8098-5) examines the habits of this unusual mammal. Ages 5–9.

Anything but Ordinary Addie: The True Story of Adelaide Herrmann, Queen of Magic by Mara Rockliff, illus. by Iacopo Bruno (Apr. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6841-9) spotlights this daring woman who was one of the first female conjurers in show business. Ages 6–9.

The Bell in the Bridge by Ted Kooser, illus. by Barry Root (May 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6481-7). When Charlie strikes an iron bridge with a stone, it rings like a bell and echoes into the valley. Ages 6–9.

Crossing Niagara: The Death-Defying Tightrope Adventures of the Great Blondin by Matt Tavares (Apr. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6823-5) describes this daredevil’s multiple 1859 tightrope walks across Niagara Falls. Ages 6–9.

Mango & Bambang: The Not-a-Pig (Book One) by Polly Faber, illus. by Clara Vulliamy (June 28, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8226-2) chronicles the adventures of a girl and an Asian tapir. Ages 6–9.

Slickety Quick: Poems About Sharks by Skila Brown, illus. by Bob Kolar (Mar. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6543-2) introduces 14 shark species. Ages 6–9.

Trains: A Pop-Up Railroad Book by Robert Crowther (May 24, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8129-6). This fact-filled book features flaps, pull-tabs, 3-D trains, and a pop-up model of a railroad station. Ages 6–9.

Julius Zebra: Rumble with the Romans! by Gary Northfield (Apr. 12, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7853-1). A fast-talking zebra and his pals must win the hearts of the Coliseum crowd to survive. Ages 7–10.

Fashion Studio by Helen Moslin (Feb. 23, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8222-4) supplies materials and instructions to make 50 miniature paper outfits. Ages 8–12.

Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph by Roxane Orgill, illus. by Francis Vallejo (Mar. 8, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6954-6) compiles poems documenting the photographing of 57 Harlem jazz musicians who posed for Art Kane’s iconic 1958 picture. Ages 8–12.

The Jungle Book: Mowgli’s Story by Rudyard Kipling, illus. by Nicola Bayley (Mar. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8786-1) presents three unabridged stories with new art. Ages 9–12.

Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eagar (Mar. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7922-4). Magic blends with reality in this story of a girl drawn into the stories her grandfather, suffering from dementia, tells. Ages 10–14.

The Mage of Trelian by Michelle Knudsen (Apr. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7436-6) concludes the fantasy trilogy that began with The Princess of Trelian and The Dragon of Trelian. Ages 10–up.

The Most Important Thing: Stories About Sons, Fathers, and Grandfathers by Avi (Apr. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8111-1) offers seven stories about the ties between fathers and sons. Ages 10–up.

Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo (Apr. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8117-3). As a beauty competition approaches, loneliness, loss, and lingering questions draw three contestants together. Ages 10–up.

Lottery Boy by Michael Byrne (Mar. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7996-5). When a London street boy finds a winning lottery ticket from his late mother, he and his dog dodge thugs who would steal it. Ages 12–up.

The World Beneath by Janice Warman (May 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7856-2). At the height of South Africa’s anti-apartheid struggle, a boy faces life decisions that tests his beliefs. Ages 12–up.

Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina (Mar. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7467-0). While violence runs rampant in New York City during the summer of 1977, a teen faces danger within her own home. Ages 14–up.

Dan Versus Nature by Don Calame (Apr. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7071-9). On a survivalist camping trip, Dan’s plan to terrorize his stepfather-to-be goes awry. Ages 14–up.

Golden Boys by Sonya Hartnett (Apr. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7949-1). Colt’s father showers his sons with gifts, but to Colt he is an unbearable, suffocating menace. Ages 14–up.

Great Falls by Steve Watkins (Apr. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7155-6) is the story of two brothers, one coping with the after-effects of serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, the other desperate to save him. Ages 14–up.

The Mark of Cain by Lindsey Barraclough (May 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7864-7). This companion to Long Lankin tells of a wronged witch’s revenge, which spans generations. Ages 14–up.

Read Me Like a Book by Liz Kessler (June 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8131-9). In this novel about finding a kindred spirit and one’s true self, Ashleigh falls in love with her young, female English teacher. Ages 14–up.

Red Ink by Julie Mayhew (Feb. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7731-2). After her mother’s death, a London teen discovers surprising truths in this novel, which touches on denial, identity, and family lore. Ages 14–up.

A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers & Other Badass Girls by Jessica Spotswood (Mar. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7848-7) compiles historical fiction and fantasy stories featuring daring heroines, written by various YA authors. Ages 14–up.


Lucy Cousins’s Maisy is back in Maisy Goes to London (Mar. 8, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8399-3) and Maisy’s Field Day (Mar. 8, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8441-9), ages 2–5. Charlie and Lola return in Absolutely One Thing: Featuring Charlie and Lola by Lauren Child (Apr. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8728-1), ages 4–8. Martin Handford’s Waldo is found in Where’s Waldo? The Coloring Book (June 14, paper, $12, ISBN 978-0-7636-8844-8), ages 4–8. The Princess in Black returns in The Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale, illus. by LeUyen Pham (Feb. 9, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6513-5), ages 5–8. Monkey and Elephant concludes with Monkey and Elephant and the Babysitting Adventure by Carole Lexa Schaefer, illus. by Galia Bernstein (Apr. 12, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6535-7), ages 5–9. Cody returns in Cody and the Mysteries of the Universe by Tricia Springstubb, illus. by Eliza Wheeler (Apr. 12, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5858-8), ages 7–10. Lauren Child’s Ruby Redfort returns in Feel the Fear (Mar. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5470-2), ages 10–up. And The Tribe continues with The Disappearance of Ember Crow by Ambelin Kwaymullina (May 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7843-2), ages 12–up.

Candlewick/Big Picture

Little Honeybee by Katie Haworth, illus. by Jane Ormes (Mar. 22, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8531-7). In this lift-the-flap companion to Little Pear Tree, readers count spring flowers and honeybees. Ages 3–7.

Maps Poster Book by Aleksandra Mizielinski and Daniel Mizielinski (Feb. 23, paper, $22, ISBN 978-0-7636-8835-6) is a large-format poster book celebrating the world—from tiny insects to immense mountains. Ages 7–9.

Candlewick Entertainment

I Am Bear by Ben Bailey Smith, illus. by Sav Akyuz (Mar. 8, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7743-5). Rap-style verse introduces a jokester bear. Ages 2–5.

Peg + Cat: The Pizza Problem by Jennifer Oxley and Billy Aronson (Feb. 9, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7559-2). The stars of this animated TV series learn fractions while serving up pizza. Ages 3–7.

Shaun the Sheep: Pranks a Lot! by Martin Howard, illus. by Andy Janes (May 10, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8742-7). Inspired by the eponymous TV series, this tale pits Shaun against Blitzer. Ages 5–8.


Peppa Pig returns in Peppa Pig and the Lucky Ducks (Feb. 9, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8740-3) and Peppa Pig and the Camping Trip (Apr. 12, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8741-0), ages 2–5; and Peppa Pig and the Year of Family Fun (Mar. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8739-7), ages 3–7.

Candlewick/Nosy Crow

Blocks by Irene Dickson (May 10, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8656-7). Children play with blocks in this story introducing the concepts of colors and sharing. Ages 2–5.

The Big Monster Snorey Book by Leigh Hodgkinson (July 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8660-4). What will monsters want to eat when they wake up from a noisy sleep? Ages 3–7.

The Fairiest Fairy by Anne Booth, illus. by Rosalind Beardshaw (Apr. 26, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8659-8). A fairy’s friends repay her kindness in hopes that she will be selected the fairest of all. Ages 3–7.

Superhero Dad by Timothy Knapman, illus. by Joe Berger (Apr. 26, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8657-4) celebrates all the things fathers can do. Ages 3–7.

Who Woke the Baby? by Jane Clarke, illus. by Charles Fuge (Mar. 8, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8662-8) reveals who woke up a little gorilla early one morning in the jungle. Ages 3–7.

The Mystery of the Haunted Farm by Elys Dolan (June 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8658-1). A farmer calls on three ghost-hunting pigs to investigate strange happenings. Ages 4–8.

Violet Rose and the Surprise Party, illus. by Jannie Ho (Feb. 9, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8917-9). Friends plan a birthday party in this story with stickers, press-out cards, and activities. Ages 4–8.


Sing Along with Me! debuts with Old MacDonald Had a Farm (Feb. 9, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8652-9) and The Wheels on the Bus (Feb. 9, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8648-2), illus. by Yu-Hsuan Huang, ages 2–5. And Nosy Crow Fairy Tales welcomes Cinderella (Mar. 22, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8654-3); and The Three Little Pigs (Mar. 22, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8655-0), illus. by Ed Bryan, ages 3–7.


Babies Don’t Walk, They Ride! by Kathy Henderson, illus. by Lauren Tobia (Mar. 8, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8182-1) shows babies being carried around, tossed in the air, and riding in strollers. Ages 2–5.

I Spy on the Farm by Edward Gibbs (Feb. 23, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8530-0). Kids look through spy holes to spot barnyard animals and learn the noises they make. Ages 2–5.

Greenling by Levi Pinfold (Feb. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7598-1). The green baby Mr. Barleycorn finds growing on his land unleashes the power of nature and brings a community together. Ages 3–7.

The Hide-and-Scare Bear by Ivan Bates (Mar. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8181-4). Can a little rabbit teach a big bear who likes playing hide-and-scare that there’s a kinder way to play? Ages 3–7.

One Hundred Bones by Yuval Zommer (Apr. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8183-8). A stray dog’s discovery of dinosaur bones wins him new friends and a home. Ages 3–7.

The Whale by Vita Murrow, illus. by Ethan Murrow (Apr. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7965-1). In this wordless tale, two whale watchers set out to find the Great Spotted whale last seen 50 years ago. Ages 4–8.


We Just Had a Baby by Stephen Krensky, illus. by Amélie Graux (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-603-6). An older sibling reveals the trials of adjusting to a new baby in the house. Ages 2–5.

Too Many Carrots by Katy Hudson (Feb. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-638-8). Rabbit’s friends share their homes with him after his hoard of carrots crowds him out of his burrow. Ages 3–5.

Squirrel Me Timbers by Louise Pigott (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-652-4). A squirrel who has always dreamed of being a pirate finds a treasure map leading to a stash of nuts. Ages 3–6.

Bears Make the Best Reading Buddies by Carmen Oliver, illus. by Jean Claude (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-654-8). Adelaide tells her teacher why bears make ideal reading buddies. Ages 4–6.

Little Bo Peep and Her Bad, Bad Sheep: A Mother Goose Hullabaloo by A.L. Wegwerth, illus. by Luke Flowers (Feb. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-501-5). Mother Goose characters have run-ins with Little Bo Peep’s mischievous lost sheep. Ages 4–8.

Baker’s Magic by Diane Zahler, illus. by Mina Price (Feb. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-642-5). A young baker discovers that she has a magical power that may help a friend and save the kingdom. Ages 9–12.

The Last Great Adventure of the PB & J Society by Janet Sumner Johnson (Apr. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-636-4). When Jason’s house is threatened by foreclosure, will the lost treasure Annie believes is buried in his yard solve his family’s problems? Ages 9–12.


Baby Survival Guides by Benjamin Bird, illus. by Tiago Americo, presents A Baby’s Guide to Surviving Dad (Feb. 1, hardcover, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-610-4) and A Baby’s Guide to Surviving Mom (Feb. 1, hardcover, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-611-1), ages up to 3. Totally Wacky Facts About YOU! by Cari Meister (Mar. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4914-8376-3) joins Mind Benders, ages 6–9. Mermaid Kingdom continues with Deep-Water Drama by Janet Gurtler, illus. by Katie Wood (Apr. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-632-6), ages 7–10. Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Picture Books adds Helen Thayer’s Arctic Adventure: A Woman and a Dog Walk to the North Pole by Sally Isaacs, illus. by Iva Sasheva (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-607-4), ages 9–11; and Trapped Behind Nazi Lines: The Story of the U.S. Army Air Force 807th Medical Evacuation Squadron by Eric Braun (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-605-0), ages 9–12. And new Tangled History titles by Steven Otfinoski are Smooth Sea and a Fighting Chance: The Story of the Sinking of Titanic (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4914-8457-9) and Tragedy in Dallas: The Story of the Assassination of John F. Kennedy (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4914-8455-5), ages 9–12.

You Choose: Doomsday adds four books, including Can You Survive a Supervolcano Eruption? by Blake Hoena, illus. by Filippo Vanzo (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4914-8126-4) and Can You Survive an Asteroid Strike? by Matthew Doeden, illus. by Paul Davidson (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4914-8127-1), ages 9–12. Bewitched in Oz gains Magic Below by Laura Burns (Mar. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-613-5), ages 9–13. Joining Craft It Yourself are Girl Plus Pen: Doodle, Draw, Color, and Express Your Individual Style by Stephanie Corfee (Feb. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-596-1) and The Ultimate Guide to Gardening: Grow Your Own Indoor, Vegetable, Fairy, and Other Great Gardens by Lisa Amstutz (Apr. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-649-4), ages 9–13. And Sports Illustrated Kids serves up Ballpark Eats: Recipes Inspired by America’s Baseball Stadiums by Katrina Jorgensen and Blake Hoena (Feb. 1, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-647-0), ages 10–13.

Capstone/Picture Window


Hello Genius by Michael Dahl, illus. by Oriol Vidal, welcomes Penguin Misses Mom (Feb. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4795-8739-1) and Playdate for Panda (Feb. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4795-8741-4), ages 2–4. Fairy Tales Today has four additions, among them Emma Peror’s New Clothes by Isabel Thomas, illus. by Erica-Jane Waters (Mar. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4795-8751-3) and Sleeping Handsome and the Princess Engineer by Kay Woodward, illlus. by Jo de Ruiter (Mar. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4795-8749-0), ages 3–7. The Other Side of the Story offers four tales, including Believe Me, I Never Felt a Pea! The Story of the Princess and the Pea as Told by the Princess by Nancy Loewen, illus. by Cristian Bernardini (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4795-8626-4) and Frankly, I’d Rather Spin Myself a New Name! The Story of Rumpelstiltskin as Told by Rumpelstiltskin by Jessica Gunderson, illus. by Janna Bock (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4795-8628-8), ages 4–8. And Sofia Martinez stars in My Vida Loca by Jacqueline Hechkopf, illus. by Kim Smith (Feb. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1-4795-8720-9), ages 5–7.

Capstone/Stone Arch

The Drum of Destiny by Chris Stevenson (Feb. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4965-2674-8). A drum discovered by an orphan in a New York river inspires him to join the Revolutionary army. Ages 9–12.

Jonny Jakes Investigates the Hamburgers of Doom by Malcolm Judge (Mar. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-2680-9). An undercover reporter for a banned school newspaper investigates a shady new principal. Ages 9–12.


Dino-Mike! presents Dino-Mike and the Dinosaur Cove (Feb. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-2494-2) and Dino-Mike and the Living Fossils (Feb. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-2493-5) by Franco Aureliani, colored by Eduardo Garcia, ages 6–8. Billy Burger, Model Citizen appears in four new stories by John Sazaklis, illus. by Lee Robinson, among them The Dangers of Dog Walking (Mar. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-2684-7) and Jumping for Junk Food (May 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-2683-0), ages 7–10. Among the four new Batman & Robin Adventures, illus. by Luciano Vecchio are Clayface’s Slime Spree by Laurie S. Sutton (Mar. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-2540-6) and The Joker’s Magic Mayhem by J.E. Bright (Mar. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-2542-0), ages 7–12. And You Choose Stories: Scooby-Doo greets The Case of the Fright Flight by Michael Steele (Mar. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-2664-9) and The Mystery of the Mayhem Mansion by Matthew Manning (Mar. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-2663-2), both illus. by Scott Neely, ages 7–12.

Far Out Fairy Tales offers Far Out Fairy Tales: Five Full-Color Graphic Novels by Louise Simonson, illus. by Fernando Cano, Jimena Sanchez S., Otis Frampton, et al. (Apr. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-2511-6), ages 8–11. Jake Maddox Girl Sports Stories adds Pool Panic (Mar. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-2620-5) and Volleyball Victory (Mar. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-2621-2) by Maddox, illus. by Katie Wood, ages 8–11. The Babysitter Chronicles adds Kaitlyn and the Competition by D.L. Green (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4914-8861-4) and Olivia Bitter, Spooked-Out Sitter! by Jessica Gunderson (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4914-8862-1), ages 9–12. And new Museum Mysteries by Steve Brezenoff, illus. by Lisa K. Weber, are The Case of the Missing Mom (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-2521-5) and The Case of the Stolen Space Suit (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-2520-8), ages 9–12.


Image & Imagination: Ideas and Inspiration for Teen Writers by Nick Healy and Kristen McCurry (Mar. 1, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-63079-044-8) offers photos and prompts to inspire teens to write. Ages 14–18.

Railhead by Philip Reeve (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-63079-048-6). A thief who aimlessly rides the Great Network, an ancient web of rails where sentient trains cross the galaxy, gets a chance at a new life. Ages 14–18.


The Diamond Thief presents The Sapphire Cutlass by Sharon Gosling (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-63079-041-7), ages 14–18. And Lois Lane returns in Double Down by Gwenda Bond (May 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-63079-038-7), ages 14–18.


The Wreck of the Argyll by John K. Fulton (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-908885-51-7). During WWI, a Scottish girl suspects her teacher is a German spy, while a British ship navigates the dangerous North Sea. Ages 9–12.

Carlton Group

UEFA Euro 2016 France Fact File by Clive Gifford (June 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-78312-179-3). Photos illustrate this guide to this international soccer tournament. Ages 9–12.

Carlton Kids

Lewis Carroll’s Alice Through the Looking Glass by Carroll, retold by Kay Woodward, illus. by Patricia Moffett (Apr. 5, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-183-0) is a contemporary, interactive retelling. Ages 6–up.

Kids’ Cycling Handbook: Tips, Facts and Know-How About Road, Track, BMX and Mountain Biking by Moira Butterfield and Kath Jewitt (Mar. 1, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-169-4) features cycling tips, tricks, and history. Ages 7–11.

The Dinosaur Hunter’s Handbook: An Adventurer’s Guide to Prehistoric Beasts by Scott Forbes (Mar. 1, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-113-7) offers facts about dino evolution, habits, and extinction. Ages 7–up.

Car Record Breakers (July 21, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-202-8) rounds up stat, and images of record-setting automobiles. Ages 8–up.

The Children’s Interactive Story of Art: The Essential Guide to the World’s Most Famous Artists and Paintings by Susie Hodge (Apr. 5, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-130-4) showcases paintings in London’s National Gallery. Ages 8–up.

Egyptworld: Discover the Wonders of the Ancient Land of Tutankhamun and Cleopatra by Stella Caldwell (Mar. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-009-3) explores this ancient civilization. Ages 8–up.

Gods, Heroes and Monsters: Discover the Wonders of the Ancient Greek Myths by Selene Nicolaides (Mar. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-119-9) features CGI scenes. Ages 8–up.

Mega Spot the Difference: Rainforest by Camilla de la Bédoyère (Apr. 5, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-165-6) challenges readers to identify the differences between two rainforest images. Ages 8–up.

The Story of the First World War for Children: 1914–1918 by John Malam (Apr. 5, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-208-0) includes WWI facts and archival photos, maps, drawings. Ages 8–up.

The Story of Titanic for Children: Astonishing Little-Known Facts and Details About the Most Famous Ship in the World by Joe Fullman (Apr. 5, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-149-6) presents information about this ship and real-life stories that offer insights into its sinking. Ages 8–up.

The Ultimate Guide to Music: A Fascinating Introduction to Music and the Instruments of the Orchestra by Joe Fullman (Apr. 5, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-091-8). This examination of instruments, composers, and recordings includes a downloadable AR app. Ages 8–up.

The Story of the Second World War for Children: 1939-1945 by Peter Chrisp (Apr. 5, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-115-1). Published in association with Imperial War Museums, this book outlines key battles and reveals how the war affected people across the world. Ages 10–up.

Cartoon Network

Best Buds Together Fun by Jake Black (June 28, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-101-99516-7) offers quizzes about the TV show, Steven Universe. Ages 8–12.

Cheesy Joke Book by Wrigley Stuart (Mar. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-8431-8347-4) is a tie-in to the animated show, Uncle Grandpa. Ages 8–12.

Fakespeare in the Park by Gabe Soria (Mar. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-8431-8345-0). Mordecai and Rigby from TV’s Regular Show wreak havoc on a Shakespeare festival. Ages 8–12.

Live from Beach City!, illus. by Ian McGinty (Feb. 9, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-8431-8349-8) contains music from the Steven Universe show and encourages kids to write their own songs. Ages 8–12.

Once Upon a Time in Elmore: The Story Behind the Watterson House by Charlie Hart, illus. by Shane L. Johnson (Feb. 9, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-8431-8346-7) ties into The Amazing World of Gumball show. Ages 8–12.

What in the Universe? by Jake Black (Feb. 9, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-8431-8348-1) rounds up Steven Universe trivia. Ages 8–12.


Epic Tales from Adventure Time continues with The Virtue of Ardor by T.T. MacDangereuse (June 28, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-101-99512-9), ages 8–12.

Central Avenue


OMG... issues OMG... I Did It Again?! by Talia Aikens-Nuñez (May 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-77168-034-9), ages 9–12.


Baby Animals Day & Night by Phyllis Limbacher Tildes (May 10, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-609-2) is a companion to Baby Animals Black and White and Baby Animals Spots and Stripes. Ages up to 3.

Leo Can Swim by Anna McQuinn, illus. by Ruth Hearson (May 10, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-725-9). Leo has an adventure at the pool in this follow-up to Leo Loves Baby Time. Ages up to 3.

The People of the Town: Nursery-Rhyme Friends for You and Me by Alan Marks (June 21, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-726-6). Rhymes spotlight familiar characters living in a town. Ages 2–5.

Gabe and Goon by Iza Trapani (July 5, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-640-5). Gabe befriends the easily scared monster hiding in his closet. Ages 4–6.

Every Breath We Take: A Book About Air by Maya Ajmera and Dominique Browning (Mar. 8, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-616-0). This book underscoring the importance of clean air includes a foreword by Julianne Moore, spokesperson for the national initiative, Moms Clean Air Force. Ages 4–8.

Our Food: A Healthy Serving of Science and Poems by Grace Lin and Ranida T. Mckneally, illus. by Grace Zong (June 14, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-590-3) collects poems about the science of food. Ages 5–8.

Now You See Them, Now You Don’t: Poems About Creatures That Hide by David Harrison, illus. by Giles Laroche (Feb. 16, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-610-8) shows how 19 animals use camouflage to hunt and hide. Ages 5–9.

Living Fossils: Clues to the Past by Caroline Arnold, illus. by Andrew Plant (Feb. 2, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-691-7) spotlights modern-day animals that closely resemble their prehistoric ancestors. Ages 7–10.

Never Insult a Killer Zucchini by Elana Azose and Brandon Amancio, illus. by David Clark (Feb. 9, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-618-4). Chaos ensues when a Killer Zucchini seeks revenge on the science-fair judge. Ages 7–10.

Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions by Chris Barton, illus. by Don Tate (May 3, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-297-1) relays the life of this creative engineer, who invented the Super Soaker toy while trying to create a new cooling system for rockets. Ages 7–10.

Will’s Words: How William Shakespeare Changed the Way You Talk by Jane Sutcliffe, illus. by John Shelley (Mar. 22, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-638-2) reveals how the Bard created many of the words and phrases used in the English language today. Ages 7–10.

Gabe: A Story of Me, My Dog, and the 1970s by Shelley Gill, illus. by Marc Scheff (Apr. 19, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-57091-354-9). The author describes her teenage years protesting the Vietnam War, marching for civil rights, finding her way in a changing world, and bonding with her beloved dog. Ages 8–12.

Super Gear: Nanotechnology and Sports Team Up by Jennifer Swanson (June 7, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-720-4) examines the use of nanotechnology to create today’s sports equipment. Ages 9–12.

Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune by Pamela S. Turner, illus. by Gareth Hinds (Feb. 2, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-584-2) profiles this 12th-century Japanese samurai. Ages 12–up.


Breaking News gains Bears to the Rescue by David Biedrzycki (Apr. 5, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-624-5), ages 4–8. McGrath Math adds Teddy Bear Subtraction by Barbara Barbieri McGrath, illus. by Tim Nihoff (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-426-5), ages 5–8. And Once Upon a Masterpiece moves on with Haydn’s Farewell Symphony (Apr. 12, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-527-9) and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition (Apr. 12, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-528-6) by Anna Harwell Celenza, illus. by JoAnn Kitchel, ages 6–9.

Chicago Review

Knit, Hook, and Spin: A Kid’s Activity Guide to Fiber Arts and Crafts by Laurie Carlson (June 1, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-61373-400-1) compiles 70 projects, including knitting, weaving, and crocheting. Ages 9–12.

A Girl Called Vincent: The Life of Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay by Krystyna Poray Goddu (Apr. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-61373-172-7) is a biography of this American poet. Ages 9–up.


For Kids gains Michelangelo for Kids: His Life and Ideas, with 21 Activities by Simonetta Carr (July 1, paper, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-61373-193-2) and Washington, DC History for Kids: The Making of a Capital City, with 21 Activities by Richard Panchyk (July 1, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61373-006-5), ages 9–up. And Women of Action continues with Women in Blue: 16 Brave Officers, Forensics Experts, Police Chiefs, and More by Cheryl Mullenbach (May 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-61373-422-3), ages 12–up.

Child's Play

Joining Child’s Play Library are Crunch! by Carolina Rabei (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-733-5), The Acrobat by Gabriel Alborozo (Feb. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-633-8), The Jar of Happiness by Ailsa Burrows (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-729-8), and Ice in the Jungle by Ariane Hofmann-Maniyar (Feb. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-730-4), ages 3–7; The Boy Who Lost His Bumble by Trudi Esberger (Feb. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-661-1), ages 3–8; and Cherry Thief by Renata Galindo (Feb. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-651-2) and The Great Googly Moogly by Courtney Dicmas (Feb. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-639-0), ages 4–8.



Choose Your Own Adventure Dragonlarks releases Your Grandparents Are Spies by Anson Montgomery, illus. by Keith Newton (Mar. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-937133-51-1), ages 5–8. And Choose Your Own Nightmare lands Snake Invasion by Doug Wilhelm, illus. by Gabhor Utomo (May 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-937133-52-8). Ages 7–12.


Cars Go by Steve Light (Apr. 5, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-5067-3) highlights noisy cars. Ages up to 2.

Monster & Son by David LaRochelle, illus. by Joey Chou (Apr. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-2937-2) introduces parent and child yetis, werewolves, and other creatures. Ages 2–4.

Over the Ocean by Taro Gomi (May 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-4515-0). A girl gazes out to where the water meets the sky and wonders what lies beyond the waves. Ages 2–4.

ABC Word Play by Fany Perret (Mar. 8, board book, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-4811-3). Readers punch out neon letters to assemble words. Ages 3–5.

Are We There Yet? by Nina Laden, illus. by Adam McCauley (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-3155-9) offers a new take on this age-old question posed by traveling kids. Ages 3–5.

D Is for Dress Up: The ABC’s of What We Wear by Maria Carluccio (Apr. 5, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-4025-4) is an alphabet book celebrating getting dressed up. Ages 3–5.

Let’s Play by Hervé Tullet (Mar. 29, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-5477-0). A yellow dot expresses various emotions in this companion to Press Here and Mix It Up! Ages 3–5.

Mamasaurus by Stephan Lomp (Mar. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-4424-5). Babysaurus enlists his prehistoric pals to find his Mamasaurus—who’s been with him all along. Ages 3–5.

Old MacDonald Had a Truck by Steve Goetz, illus. by Eda Kaban (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-3260-0) offers a rundown of the vehicles on the farm. Ages 3–5.

Roy Lichtenstein’s House by Susan Rubin (June 7, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-1185-8) is a concept book that offers an introduction to the work of this artist. Ages 3–5.

Tell Me a Tattoo Story by Alison McGhee, illus. by Eliza Wheeler (Apr. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-1937-3). A father tells his son the story behind each of his tattoos. Ages 3–5.

This Is Not a Picture Book by Sergio Ruzzier (May 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-2907-5). Duck and Bug discover that even books without pictures can be fun. Ages 3–5.

Apples and Robins by Lucie Félix (Mar. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-3264-8). With a turn of the page, one object transforms into another in this book that pays tribute to shape, color, and imagination. Ages 5–8.

A Beetle Is Shy by Dianna Hutts Aston, illus. by Sylvia Long (Apr. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-2712-5) focuses on the world of beetles. Ages 5–8.

Follow the Moon Home: A Tale of One Idea, Twenty Kids, and a Hundred Sea Turtles by Philippe Cousteau and Deborah Hopkinson, illus. by Meilo So (Apr. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-1241-1). A girl galvanizes her community to save sea turtles on the South Carolina coast. Ages 5–8.

President Squid by Aaron Reynolds, illus. by Sara Varon (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-3647-9) introduces a giant squid who knows what it takes to be president. Ages 5–8.

The Quickest Kid in Clarksville by Pat Zietlow Miller, illus. by Frank Morrison (Feb. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-2936-5). A girl who emulates Olympic runner Wilma Rudolph is at the center of this story about determination and friendship. Ages 5–8.

Designing with Pixar: 45 Activities to Create Your Own Characters, Worlds, and Stories (May 10, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-5505-0). Inspired by the work of Pixar’s animators, this book encourages readers to explore their own imaginations. Ages 6–12.

The Sandwich Thief by André Marois, illus. by Patrick Doyon (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-4659-1). In this series launch, Marin sets out to find the culprit stealing his lunchtime sandwiches. Ages 6–9.

The Truth About My Unbelievable Summer... by Davide Cali and Benjamin Chaud (July 5, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-4483-2). A school report describes a globe-spanning, vacation treasure hunt. Ages 6–9.

Lowriders to the Center of the Earth by Cathy Camper, illus. by Raul Gonzalez III (July 5, hardcover, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-2343-1; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-3836-7). A search for their missing cat pits the protagonists from Lowriders in Space against the Aztec god of the Underworld. Ages 8–12.

Once Was a Time by Leila Sales (Apr. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-4009-4). In 1940 England, Charlotte must decide whether to stay with her best friend or journey to another time and place. Ages 10–up.

Gena/Finn by Kat Helgeson and Hannah Moskowitz (Apr. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-3839-8). This story of friendship and love is told through emails, text messages, journal entries, and blog posts. Ages 12–18.

Illustrators Annual 2016 (July 12, paper, $40, ISBN 978-1-4521-5462-6) showcases the work of children’s book illustrators from around the world. Ages 12–18.

This Is the Story of You by Beth Kephart (Apr. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-4284-5). After a storm devastates her island, Mira must find hope in the face of overwhelming loss. Ages 12–18.


New Finger Puppet Books by Yu-Hsuan Huang are Baby Bear (Mar. 8, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-4235-7) and Baby Tiger (Mar. 8, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-4236-4), ages up to 2. Joining Cozy Classics by Holman Wang and Jack Wang are Great Expectations (Mar. 1, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4521-5243-1), Moby Dick (Mar. 1, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4521-5246-2), Pride & Prejudice (Mar. 1, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4521-5244-8), and War & Peace (Mar. 1, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4521-5245-5), ages up to 2. TouchThinkLearn welcomes Baby Animals (Mar. 8, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-4519-8) and Homes (Mar. 8, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-4518-1) by Xavier Deneux, ages up to 2. Big Kid Power by Maria van Lieshout presents Bye-Bye Binky (Mar. 8, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-3536-6) and I Use the Potty (Mar. 8, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-3535-9), ages 2–4. Molly Idle’s Flora returns in Flora and the Peacocks (May 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-3816-9), ages 3–5. And The Falconer Trilogy by Elizabeth May continues with The Vanishing Throne (June 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-2882-5), ages 12–18.

Cinco Puntos

Choose Your Days by Paula Wallace (Apr. 12, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-941026-37-3; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-941026-38-0). Old Bear encourages Corky to live her life and dreams to the fullest. Ages 3–7.


Max’s Lucha Libre Adventures by Xavier Garza adds Maximilian and the Lucha Libre Club: A Bilingual Lucha Libre Thriller (May 10, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-941026-40-3; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-941026-41-0), ages 8–12.


My Little Princess by Ruth Wielockx (July 12, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-261-7). A young princess has big dreams. Ages up to 3.

Take a Look, What I Eat by Liesbet Slegers (May 10, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-268-6) is an interactive book that shows what animals eat. Ages up to 3.

Counting with the Mouse Family by Juliëtte Rosenkamp, illus. by Anouk Nijs (Apr. 12, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-273-0). This counting tale reveals a mouse family’s busy day. Ages 2–up.

Katie Takes a Plane by Liesbet Slegers (Apr. 12, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-270-9). On holiday, Katie travels by airplane with her parents. Ages 2–up.

Papa Seahorse’s Search by Anita Bijsterbosch (Mar. 15, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-211-2). In this lift-the-flap counting tale, a father seahorse searches for his missing baby. Ages 2–up.

Sarah Goes to School by Pauline Oud (June 14, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-259-4). Sarah helps a new boy at her school. Ages 3–up.

Tito the Magician by Guido Van Genechten (June 14, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-256-3). Will a shy circus clown dare ask a magician how his trick works? Ages 3–up.

Who Will Dance with Little Mouse? by Anita Bijsterbosch (Mar. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-267-9). A mouse wants her friends to dance with her—but they’re involved in their own pursuits. Ages 3–up.

Crocodile Is Hungry by Aurélia Higuet (Mar. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-264-8). What can ravenous Crocodile eat? Ages 4–up.

The Daddy Store by Sanne Miltenburg (May 10, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-266-2). A boy wonders if the options advertised in the Daddy Store flyer are more fun than his own father. Ages 4–up.

I Will Always Be Happy to See You by Ellen Delange, illus. by Jenny Meilihove (May 10, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-271-6). A dog knows he will always be welcomed home, no matter what trouble he gets into. Ages 4–up.

I’ll Be a Cowboy by Anita Bijsterbosch (Apr. 12, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-277-8). Sammy ponders what costume to wear at his school party. Ages 4–up.

I’m Lucky I Found You by Guido Van Genechten (Mar. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-255-6). A hare who always followed his nose to find the sweetest carrots discovers a tantalizing new smell. Ages 4–up.

On a Journey by Guido Van Genechten (Mar. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-276-1) is a story about traveling, sharing new experiences, and being amazed by the world around you. Ages 4–up.

Vincent the Impatient Chick by Thierry Robberecht, illus. by Stéphanie Frippiat (Apr. 12, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-196-2). A patient hen deals with her restless, ambitious chick. Ages 4–up.

Cherry Red Kisses by An Swerts, illus. by Jenny Bakker (June 14, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-254-9). After his mother dies, a heartbroken prince struggles to help his grieving father cope with the loss. Ages 5–up.

Cleo by Sassafras De Bruyn (May 10, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-263-1). A lonely daydreamer discovers that she isn’t as alone as she thought she was. Ages 5–up.

Everywhere and All Around by Pimm van Hest, illus. by Sassafras De Bruyn (June 14, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-269-3). Searching for her deceased mother, Yolanda receives help and insight from people she encounters. Ages 5–up.

More About the Weather, illus. by Mack (Apr. 12, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-262-4) compiles facts about the weather and nature. Ages 5–up.


Kevin & Katie continues with Vroom! Kevin’s Big Book of Vehicles, illus. by Liesbet Slegers (Mar. 15, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-257-0), ages 3–up. Lotje Everywhere adds What Does Kitten Hear? A Big Book of Animal Sounds, illus. by Lizelot Versteeg (July 12, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-252-5), ages 3–up. And Want to Know releases The Seasons by Pierre Winters, illus. by Eline Van Lindehuizen (July 12, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-272-3), ages 4–up; and Going to the Theater by Florence Ducatteau, illus. by Chantal Peten (July 12, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-253-2), ages 5–up.

Clean Teen

In Too Deep: A Hacker Novel by Sherry Ficklin (Feb. 8, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-63422-163-4). After Farris discovers the body of a classmate, she and a friend track down the killer. Ages 14–17.

Nora & Kettle by Lauren Nicolle Taylor (Feb. 29, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-63422-135-1). In 1953, a Japanese-American orphan meets the daughter of a lawyer advocating for interned Japanese-Americans. Ages 14–17.


Time Warper: Unbound is a new Sage Hannigan novel by Peggy Martinez (Feb. 8, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-63422-156-6), ages 14–17.


Fire and Glass by Marty Chan (Apr. 15, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-0-9939351-5-2). A girl adjusts to a strange new school in this debut book of the Keepers of the Vault series. Ages 8–12.

Missing Nimama by Melanie Florence, illus. by Francois Thisdale (Apr. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-9939351-4-5). A missing indigenous women watches over her daughter as she reaches key milestones. Ages 8–12.

Stay Strong: A Musician’s Journey from Congo by Natalie Hyde (Apr. 15, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-0-9939351-2-1). A boy whose family moved from country to country to escape violence before landing in Canada finds strength and hope in music. Ages 12–up.

Compass Point


Captured History Sports issues Daring Play: How a Courageous Jackie Robinson Transformed Baseball (Feb. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7565-5295-4) and Miracle on Ice: How a Stunning Upset United a Country (Feb. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7565-5294-7) by Michael Burgan, Massacre in Munich: How Terrorists Changed the Olympics and the World by Don Nardo (Feb. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7565-5296-1), and What a Kick: How a Clutch World Cup Win Propelled Women’s Soccer by Emma Carlson Berne (Feb. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7565-5297-8), ages 10–12.


You Belong Here by M.H. Clark, illus. by Isabelle Arsenault (July 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-938298-99-8) reassures children that, like things in the natural world, they are right where they belong. Ages up to 7.

What Do You Do with a Problem? (July 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-943200-00-9) emphasizes that problems challenge us and help us discover just how strong and capable we are. Ages 3–up.

Lunette, the True Story of the Tooth Fairy by Robin Cruise, illus. by Valeria Docampo (Feb. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-938298-89-9). Her friendship with a boy scared of losing his first tooth, and a bit of fairy magic, help Lunette discover her unique talent. Ages 4–10.

Cornell Lab Group

On Bird Hill by Jane Yolen, illus. by Bob Marstall (May 10, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-943645-02-2). Created in collaboration with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, this series launch introduces a boy and his dog who find a bird in a nest in a strange valley. Ages 3–5.


Convictions by Judith Silverthorne (Apr. 1, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-55050-652-5). In this novel about staying true to one’s convictions, a teen bonds with other women on a convict ship destined for Australia in 1842. Ages 14–up.

Small Displays of Chaos by (Apr. 20, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-55050-661-7). A teen struggles with anorexia in this novel chronicling her journey toward self-love and strength. Ages 14–up.


Shards of Excalibur gains Door into Faerie by Edward Willett (May 15, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-55050-654-9), ages 13–15.

Cottage Door

Where Will We Go Today, Daddy? by Rosalind Avis (Feb. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-062-0). Follow this father and his little one into the world of make-believe as they climb a mountain, go on safari, and more. All ages.

Where Will We Go Today, Mommy? by Rosalind Avis (Feb. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-061-3). Follow this mother and her little one into the world of make-believe as they dig for pirate treasure, perform in the circus, and more. All ages.

Grandpa’s Wish List by Madison Lodi (Apr. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-106-1). A grandfather has a lot of wishes for his grandbaby. All ages.

Little Blue Boat by Ginger Swift (Feb. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-077-4). Discover all kinds of ocean animals on the little blue boat. Ages 6 months and up.

Little Red Barn by Ginger Swift (Feb. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-055-2). Learn about barnyard animals and life on a farm. Ages 6 months and up.

Little Green Frog by Ginger Swift (Apr. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-082-8). Follow little green frog and meet all the animals that live around the pond. Ages 6 months and up.

Little Yellow Bee by Ginger Swift (Apr. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-083-5). Explore a colorful garden with a little yellow bee. Ages 6 months and up.

A New Birdhouse by Rufus Downy (Mar. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-059-0). Explore inside a birdhouse with interactive features. Ages 2 and up.

Binkie Not for Sale by Robin Rose (Apr. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-081-1). A child trades in his binkie. Ages 18 months and up.

In the Garden by Redd Byrd (Apr. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-075-0). An interactive board book that prompts questions about garden friends. Ages 2 and up.

Under the Sea by Redd Byrd (Apr. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-076-7). Ages 2 and up.

A New Toy Truck by Rufus Downy (Mar. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-060-6). Explore a toy truck with interactive features. Ages 2 and up.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Carmen Crowe (Jul. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-112-2). The Bear family loves camping, but when they go for a hike, Goldilocks wanders into their campsite. Ages 3 and up.

Little Red Hen by Ginger Swift (Jul. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-111-5). The little red hen bakes cupcakes for her food truck. Ages 3 and up.

Going to Grandma’s by Scarlett Wing (Jul. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-114-4). This little one will stay overnight at Grandma’s house for the first time. Ages 3 and up.



Animal Family Adventures has four additions by Bobbie Kalman, including Fox Family Adventures (Apr. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-2232-8; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-2240-3) and Polar Bear Family Adventures (Apr. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-2228-1; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-2236-6), ages 5–8. Cultural Traditions in My World adds four titles, including Cultural Traditions in Argentina by Adrianna Morganelli (hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-8086-1; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-8090-8) and Cultural Traditions in South Korea by Lisa Dalrymple (Feb. 1, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-8088-5; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-8092-2), ages 5–8. Ecosystems Close-Up gains six books by Megan Kopp, among them What Do You Find in a Coral Reef? (Mar. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-2257-1; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-2277-9), What Do You Find in a Pond? (Mar. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-2259-5; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-2279-3), and What Do You Find in a Rainforest Tree? (Mar. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-2261-8; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-2281-6), ages 5–8. And two books by Rebecca Sjonger join Healthy Habits for a Lifetime: Hop, Throw, and Play: Build Your Skills Every Day! (Feb. 1, hardcover, $23.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-2349-3; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-2351-6) and How to Choose Foods Your Body Will Use (Feb. 1, hardcover, $23.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-2350-9), ages 5–8.

Severe Weather Close-Up introduces six titles by Robin Johnson, includingWhat Is a Heat Wave? (Apr. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-2397-4; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-2435-3),What Is a Hurricane? (Apr. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-2398-1; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-2436-0), and What Is a Tornado? (Apr. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-2423-0; paper $7.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-2438-4), ages 5–8. Among the new Tadpoles Fairytale Twists areThe Boy Who Cried Sheep! by Laura North, illus. by Becka Moore (Feb. 1, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-2471-1; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-2567-1), Little Red Hen’s Great Escape by Elizabeth Dale, illus. by Andrew Painter (Feb. 1, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-2461-2; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-2512-1), and The Ninjabread Man by Katrina Charman, illus. by Fabiano Fiorin (Feb. 1, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-2472-8; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-2568-8), ages 5–8. And joining Big Science Ideas are four books by Kalman, including Big Challenges That Animals Face (Apr. 1, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-2781-1; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-2789-7) and Invasive Animal Species (Apr. 1, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-2783-5; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-2821-4), ages 8–11.

Football Source adds four titles, including Be a Force on the Field: Skills, Drills, and Plays by Rachel Stuckey (Feb. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-2291-5; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-2299-1) and Touchdown! The History of Football by Vic Kovacs (Feb. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-2297-7; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-2302-8), ages 8–11. Go Figure! has four additions by Hilary Koll with Steve Mills, among them A Math Journey Around the Wonders of the World (Mar. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-2321-9; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-2329-5) and A Math Journey Through Computer Games (Mar. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-2311-0; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-2323-3), ages 8–11. And Go West! Travel to the Wild Frontier journeys on with six titles, including Go West with Cowboys and Ranchers by Tim Cooke (Mar. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-2322-6; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-2335-6), Go West with Famous Trailblazers by Rachel Stuckey (Mar. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-2324-0; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-2337-0), and Go West: First Contact with Native Nations by Cynthia O’Brien (Mar. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-2331-8; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-2348-6), ages 8–11.

Math on the Job adds six books by Richard Wunderlich, including Building a Business (Apr. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-2357-8; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-2363-9), Serving Your Community (Apr. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-2360-8; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-2366-0), and Working in Sports (Apr. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-2362-2; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-2371-4), ages 8–11. Among the four new No Kidding! titles are Animal Jokes, Riddles, and Games by Clara Christopher (Mar. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-2387-5; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-2391-2) and Monster and Creepy-Crawly Jokes, Riddles, and Games by Ellen Rodger (Mar. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-2389-9; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-2393-6), ages 8–11. And Be a Maker! Releases six titles, among them Maker Projects for Kids Who Love Animation by Sarah Levete (Mar. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-2244-1; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-2256-4), Maker Projects for Kids Who Love Games by Rebecca Sjonger (Mar. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-2248-9; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-2260-1), and Maker Projects for Kids Who Love Robotics by James Bow (Mar. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-2254-0; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-2266-3), ages 10–13.

Drawn to Science: Illustrated Guides to Key Science Concepts offers four titles by Gill Arbuthnott, illus. by Marc Mones, including What Makes Your Body Work? (Feb. 1, hardcover, $31.93, ISBN 978-0-7787-2241-0; paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-2249-6) and Your Guide to Life on Earth (Feb. 1, hardcover, $31.93, ISBN 978-0-7787-2243-4; paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-2251-9), ages 10–13. Next Generation Energy adds four volumes, among them Burning Out: Energy from Fossil Fuels by Nancy Dickmann (Feb. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-2372-1; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-2383-7) and Putting Earth First: Eating and Living Green by Megan Kopp (Feb. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-2382-0; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-2386-8), ages 10–13. And Uncovering the Past: Analyzing Primary Sources presents The Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis by Natalie Hyde (Mar. 1, hardcover, $31.32, ISBN 978-0-7787-2570-1; paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-2572-5) and The Displacement of Native Peoples by Lynn Peppas (Mar. 1, hardcover, $31.32, ISBN 978-0-7787-2571-8; paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-2573-2), ages 10–14.

Crabtree Chrome welcomes Gladiators (Mar. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-2288-5; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-2227-4) and The Lost City of Atlantis (Mar. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-2298-4; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-2237-3) by Natalie Hyde, The Great Chicago Fire (Mar. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-2296-0; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-2235-9) and William Shakespeare (Mar. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-2290-8; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-2229-8) by Robin Johnson, Space Exploration: Triumphs and Tragedies by Sonya Newland (Mar. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-2292-2; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-2231-1), and Tanks at War by Peppas, Lynn (Mar. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-2294-6; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-2233-5), ages 11–14. New Crabtree Groundbreaker Biographies by Diane Dakers are Amelia Earhart: Pioneering Aviator and Force for Women’s Rights Apr. 1, hardcover, $33.27, ISBN 978-0-7787-2562-6; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-2564-0) and Dian Fossey: Animal Rights Activist and Protector of Mountain Gorillas (Apr. 1, hardcover, $33.27, ISBN 978-0-7787-2563-3; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-2565-7), ages 11–14. And joining LOST: Can You Survive? are Lost in the Crater of Fear (Apr. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-2353-0; paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-2355-4) and Lost in the Swamp of Terror (Apr. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-2354-7; paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-2356-1) by Tracey Turner, ages 11–14.

Craigmore Creations

Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Ross Murray (Apr. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-940052-23-6). In this environmental tale, a girl in the Arctic worries about her polar bear friends when an oil rig spill ignites. Ages 7–9.

Blunderbuss Wanderlust: Being an Account of the Temporal Travels of Colonel Victor Von Vector and the Eras of His Ways by David R. Shapiro, illus. by Christopher Herndon (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-940052-13-7). A man catapulted 600 million years into the past journeys back to the present. Ages 9–12.


Busy Busy by Lucy Scott (May 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-939547-25-5) reveals how kids at play can build cities, go on adventures, and create masterpieces. Ages 3–5.

Hildie Bitterpickles Needs Her Sleep by Robin Newman, illus. by Chris Ewald (Apr. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-939547-23-1). Noisy fairytale characters disrupt a witch’s sleep. Ages 4–8.

The Girl Who Saved Yesterday by Julius Lester, illus. by Carl Angel (May 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-939547-24-8). A girl knows she must join the dead with the living to celebrate their memory. Ages 4–9.


Mira’s Diary by Marissa Moss concludes with California Dreaming (Apr. 12, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-939547-22-4), ages 8–13.

Cuento de Luz

The Little Golden Key by Roberto Aliaga, illus. by Dani Padrón (May 10, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-84-16078-78-3). What does a golden key that three mouse brothers find open? Ages 3–up.

Through the Eyes of a Child by Jimena Licitra, illus. by Susana Rosique (Apr. 12, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-84-15784-52-4). This tale of a boy whose parents separate stresses the importance of communicating. Ages 4–up.

Moon’s Messenger by Virginia Kroll, illus. by Zuzanna Celej (Mar. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-84-16147-20-5). Moon sees an endangered sea turtle in this cautionary tale about conserving the environment. Ages 5–up.

A Treasure in the Peaks: Learning to Meditate by Ramiro Calle, illus. by Nívola Uyá (June 14, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-84-16078-86-8). This companion to Yoga in the Jungle introduces meditation. Ages 5–up.

Titles in Spanish

La llavecita dorada (The Little Golden Key) by Roberto Aliaga, illus. by Dani Padrón (May 10, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-84-16078-62-2), ages 3–up; Con ojos de niño (Through the Eyes of a Child) by Jimena Licitra, illus. by Susana Rosique (Apr. 12, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-84-15784-48-7), ages 4–up; and Un tesoro en las cumbres: Aprendiendo a meditar (Treasure in the Peaks) by Ramiro Calle, illus. by Nívola Uyá (June 14, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-84-16078-82-0), ages 5-up.

Dancing Cat

Attack of the Toga Gang by George Bowering (May 14, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-77086-442-9). After Harry and his friends start a Poets’ Club at school, he discovers a ring that gives him new powers. Ages 9–12.

The Dead Man’s Boot by Eric Murphy (May 14, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-77086-444-3). Could the deaths of the leatherback turtles Will finds in Nova Scotia be the result of underwater explosions? Ages 9–12.

Delicate by C.K. Kelly Martin (May 14, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-77086-452-8). During a rocky summer, long-lost cousins Ivy and Lucan develop a friendship. Ages 12–15.

Transferral by Kate Blair (May 14, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-77086-454-2). The daughter of a politician discovers that diseases are being removed from the sick and transferred to criminals. Ages 12–15.


Pigs and a Blanket by James Burks (Apr. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-2523-8). Will pig siblings learn how to share a beloved blanket? Ages up to 2.

Alice & Lucy Will Work for Bunk Beds by Jaime Temairik (July 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-0816-3). Two sisters get jobs at a bakery to earn money for new bunk beds. Ages 3–5.

Explorers of the Wild by Cale Atkinson (Apr. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-2340-1). Bear and Boy are scared when they meet in the woods, but soon learn the power of friendship. Ages 3–5.

Good Night Owl by Greg Pizzoli (Apr. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-1275-7). Will owl discover what’s behind the strange noise that’s keeping him awake? Ages 3–5.

Let Me Finish! by Minh Lê, illus. by Isabel Roxas (June 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-2173-5). When a boy settles in to read a story, noisy animals ruin the ending for him. Ages 3–5.

Rules of the House by Mac Barnett, illus. by Matt Myers (May 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-8516-1). What is a rule-keeping boy to do when their house seeks revenge on his rule-breaking sister? Ages 3–5.

Unlike Other Monsters by Audrey Vernick, illus. by Colin Jack (July 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-9959-5). Zander wonders what the other monsters will think when he befriends a bird. Ages 3–5.

You’re Doing THAT in the Talent Show?! by Lynn Plourde, illus. by Sue Cornelison (May 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-1491-1). Through mutual support, friends with different ideas about how to perform in the talent show bring down the house. Ages 3–5.

Waylon! One Awesome Thing by Sara Pennypacker, illus. by Marla Frazee (Apr. 5, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-0152-2) launches a series about a boy bent on improving the world through science. Ages 6–8.

Demigods & Magicians: Percy and Annabeth Meet the Kanes by Rick Riordan (Apr. 5, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-3278-6). Magic and mayhem abound when Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase meet Carter and Sadie Kane for the first time. Ages 8–12.

The Drake Equation by Bart King (May 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-2552-8). A mysterious disk gives Noah peculiar powers and sweeps him into a storm of intergalactic intrigue. Ages 8–12.

Shadow Magic by Joshua Khan, illus. by Ben Hibon (Apr. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-3272-4). As the last survivor of a line of dark sorcerers, Lily must save her country with forbidden magic. Ages 8–12.

What Elephants Know by Eric Dinerstein (May 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-2854-3). A boy abandoned in the Nepalese jungle and raised by elephants finds a way to save his animal family. Ages 8–12.

The Wolf’s Boy by Susan Williams Beckhorn (June 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-2553-5). An Ice Age boy and a young wolf embark on a journey that tests their friendship and will to survive. Ages 8–12.

Monstertown Mysteries: The Curse of the Were-Hyena by Bruce Hale (July 5, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-1325-9). In this series debut, friends wonder why their teacher is turning into a “were-hyena.” Ages 8–12.

The Trials of Apollo, Book One: The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan (May 3, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-3274-8). After angering Zeus and being transported to N.Y.C. as a human teen, Apollo seeks help from the demigods at Camp Half-Blood. Ages 10–14.

The Cresswell Plot by Eliza Wass (June 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-3043-0). Castley must act to save herself and her siblings, who live in isolation under the control of their deluded father. Ages 14–up.

The End of FUN by Sean McGinty (Apr. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-2211-4) centers on a teen looking to escape a dangerously addictive actual reality. Ages 14–up.

Holding Smoke by Elle Cosimano (May 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-2597-9). A near-death experience allows a boy to shed his body and leave the juvie center where he’s serving time for murder. Ages 14–up.

The Killer in Me by Margot Harrison (July 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-2799-7). In this psychological thriller, Nina tracks a serial killer—or the man she suspects is one—to his home turf. Ages 14–up.

Summer of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider (May 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-2525-2). Betrayed by her ex-boyfriend and ex-best friend, Sloane faces the possibility of new love during a summer in Hawaii. Ages 14–up.


Sasquatch introduces Don’t Splash the Sasquatch! by Kent Redeker, illus. by Bob Staake (May 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-5233-0), ages 3–5. Elephant and Piggie are back in The Thank You Book by Mo Willems (May 3, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-7828-6), ages 6–8. Class Trip offers The Worst Night Ever by Dave Barry, illus. by Jon Cannell (Apr. 26, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-0850-7), ages 8–12. The Descendants continues with Return to the Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz (May 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-5071-1), ages 8–12. Momotaro adds Momotaro Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters by Margaret Dilloway, illus. by Choong Yoon (Apr. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-2487-3), ages 8–12. The Books of Ore gainsWaybound by Cameron Baity and Benny Zelkowicz (Apr. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-6239-1), ages 10–14. The Go-for-Gold Gymnasts springs for The Go-for-Gold Gymnasts Bind-up (#1: Winning Team and #2: Balancing Act) by Dominique Moceanu (June 7, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-7178-5, ages 10-14. Waterfire Saga by Jennifer Donnelly continues with Sea Spell (June 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-1290-0), ages 12–18. And Charlie Higson’s Enemy reaches The End (June 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-1695-3), ages 14–up.

Disney/Jump At The Sun

Steamboat School by Deborah Hopkinson, illus. by Ron Husband (June 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-2196-1). Based on a true story, this tells of a 19th-century teacher who builds a floating school on the Mississippi River after a law forbidding African-American education in Missouri shutters his school. Ages 3–5.


Star Wars: The Force Awakens Storybook (Apr. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-0558-2) ties into this film. Ages 6–8.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Tales from a Galaxy Far, Far Away, designed by Jason P. Wojtowicz (Apr. 5, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-4141-2) offers stories about this film’s characters. Ages 8–12.

Disney Press


Disney Baby welcomes Look At Me! A Look-Along Book (May 3, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-1915-2), My First Words (May 3, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-5261-6), and My First Colors (July 5, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-2943-4), ages up to 2. Disney Parks Presents adds The Haunted Mansion (July 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-2785-0), ages 3–5. Doc McStuffins returns in A Day with Doc (June 7, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-4156-6) and Smitten with a Kitten (July 12, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-6203-5), ages 3–5. Elena of Avalor stars in Royal at Heart (July 5, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-6754-2), ages 3–5. Finding Dory offers Come Swim with Me! (May 3, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-2592-4), ages 3–5; and Three Little Words by Amy Novesky (May 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-2585-6) and Finding Dory Read-Along Storybook and CD (May 17, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-2586-3), ages 6–8. The Lion Guard presents Fuli Finds Her Place (June 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-5642-3) and Join the Lion Guard! (July 19, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-4678-3), ages 3–5. Miles From Tomorrowland sails on with The Haunted Ship (July 19, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-2953-3), ages 3–5. Sheriff Callie’s Wild West rounds up Callie Saves the Day! (May 3, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-1567-3), ages 3–5. And Sofia the First Journey to Avalor (June 7, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-1554-3) joins Secret Library, ages 3–5.

Frozen welcomes Birthday Celebrations (July 19, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-4745-2), ages 6–8. Alice Through the Looking Glass introduces A Matter of Time, illus. by Olga Mosqueda, Vivien Wu, Richard Tuzon, and Jeff Thomas (Apr. 12, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-2960-1), ages 8–12. Gravity Falls gains Journal 3 by Rob Renzetti and Alex Hirsch (July 26, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-4669-1), ages 8–12. Pete’s Dragon continues with The Lost Years (June 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-4993-7), ages 8–12. Star Darlings by Shana Muldoon Zappa and Ahmet Zappa picks up Astra’s Mixed-Up Mission (Apr. 5, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-1427-0), Tessa’s Lost and Found (May 3, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-1428-7), Adora Finds a Friend (June 7, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-1429-4), and Clover’s Parent Fix (July 5, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-1430-0), ages 8–12. Tales from the Haunted Mansion debuts with The Frightmare Fraternity (July 19, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-1329-7), ages 8–12. Serena Valentino’s Villains trilogy concludes with Poor Unfortunate Soul: A Tale of the Sea Witch (July 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-2405-7), ages 10–14. And Once Upon a Dream by Liz Braswell (Apr. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-0725-8) is a new Twisted Tale, ages 12–18.


Bugs, Bees, and Other Buzzy Creatures (Apr. 5, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4477-6). Photos illustrate this book of bug facts and activities. Ages 3–5.

Farm Animals (Apr. 5, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4834-7) rounds up animal facts, craft activities, and games. Ages 3–5.

Washington, D.C. (July 19, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-5136-1). This die-cut book spotlights landmarks and historical events in the nation’s capital. Ages 4–8.

Turn to Learn Multiplication (June 21, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-5187-3). Tips and a novelty wheel help kids learn the times tables. Ages 5–8.

Batman Character Encyclopedia by Matthew K. Manning (Feb. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4498-1) is a guide to more than 200 Gotham City heroes and villains. Ages 5–9.

Did You Know? Animals (May 17, hardcover, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4759-3) answers more than 50 questions about the animal kingdom. Ages 5–9.

Disney Pixar Finding Dory: The Essential Guide (May 3, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4978-8) visits the characters and settings of this sequel to Finding Nemo. Ages 5–9.

Lego DC Comics Super Heroes Character Encyclopedia (Apr. 5, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4454-7) profiles more than 200 mini-figures. Ages 6–8.

Disney Pixar Finding Nemo: The Essential Guide, 2nd Edition (Mar. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4923-8) showcases characters and scenes from this film. Ages 6–9.

Lego Ninjago Character Encyclopedia, Updated Edition (June 7, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-5094-4) includes 48 new pages of minifigures and sets. Ages 6–9.

Lego Star Wars: Chronicles of the Force (May 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4967-2) features this franchise’s latest sets and minifigures, plus a new minifigure. Ages 6–9.

Let’s Sew (Mar. 15, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4508-7) rounds up projects that teach the basic fundamentals of sewing. Ages 6–9.

Sleepover Party (May 10, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-5097-5). This guide to planning a sleepover party includes theme, snacks, and activity ideas. Ages 7–9.

Spell Check (June 7, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-5083-8) features spelling tips, word searches, crosswords, and jumbles. Ages 7–9.

Everything You Need to Know About Birds (Feb. 16, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4388-5). Photos illustrate this volume explaining bird habitats, anatomy, and breeding habits. Ages 7–10.

Evolution Revolution by Robert Winston (May 17, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-5137-8) is a redesigned edition of this examination of Darwin’s theory of natural selection. Ages 7–10.

How to Be Good at Math (July 5, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-3575-0) uses a visual approach to explain basic math concepts. Ages 7–10.

Life As We Know It (May 17, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-5138-5) is a new edition of this illustrated reference outlining scientific ideas about life. Ages 7–10.

Star Wars Character Encyclopedia, Updated and Expanded (Apr. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4885-9) offers a new version of this guide to the people, aliens, and droids of the Star Wars galaxy. Ages 7–10.

Alice Through the Looking Glass: The Complete Visual Guide (May 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-5255-9) ties in to this film. Ages 8–12.

Eat Your Greens, Reds, Yellows, and Purples (May 10, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-5152-1) compiles facts about vegetables and fruit and 25 vegetarian recipes. Ages 8–12.

100 Events That Made History (Feb. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4426-4). Photos illustrate this examination of key historical events. Ages 8–12.

The Rock and Gem Book (May 10, hardcover, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-5070-8) is a visual encyclopedia of rocks, gems, fossils, and minerals. Ages 8–12.

Super Bug Encyclopedia (Apr. 19, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4600-8). This exploration of the world of insects features 3-D models with cross-sections and strip layers. Ages 8–12.

Who’s in Charge? (May 17, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-5139-2) outlines the structures and workings of government in ancient and modern times. Ages 8–12.

Write Your Own Book (Apr. 12, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4471-4) presents prompts and activities for aspiring authors. Ages 8–12.

Children’s Illustrated Encyclopedia (July 5, hardcover, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-5169-9) is an updated edition of this reference. Ages 9–12.

Coding Projects in Scratch (July 5, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-5142-2) teaches coding and programming skills. Ages 9–12.

Marvel’s Captain America: The Ultimate Guide to the First Avenger by Matt Forbeck (Apr. 5, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4884-2) is an illustrated compendium of facts about this comics hero. Ages 9–12.


Baby Sparkle welcomes Baby Animal Friends (June 7, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-5072-2), Baby Faces (Feb. 2, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4466-0), Baby Night-night (Feb. 2, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4389-2), and Baby Touch Your Nose (June 7, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-5071-5), ages up to 2. Joining My First Board Books are First Body (Feb. 2, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4492-9), My First Dinosaur (Feb. 2, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4491-2), My First Farm (Feb. 2, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4487-5), My First Things That Go (Feb. 2, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4490-5), and My First Tractor (Feb. 2, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4390-8), ages up to 2; and My First Pets (Feb. 2, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4489-9), ages up to 3. Sophie la girafe returns in Sophie’s Big First Word Book (Mar. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4494-3) and Sophie’s Pull the Tab Play Book (Mar. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4467-7), ages up to 2. Noisy Peekaboo adds Noisy Pets Peekaboo! (Apr. 5, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4407-3) and Noisy Playhouse Peekaboo! (Apr. 5, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4408-0), ages up to 3. And My First Zoo: Let’s Meet the Animals! (Apr. 19, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4883-5) is a new Tabbed Board Book, ages up to 3.

DK Braille gains Counting (Mar. 22, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-3613-9) and Shapes (Mar. 22, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-3612-2), ages 2–5; Animals (Mar. 22, hardcover, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-3611-5) and On the Move (Mar. 22, hardcover, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-3610-8), ages 7–9; and It Can’t Be True (Mar. 22, hardcover, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4406-6), ages 9–12. Follow the Trail starts up with Farm (Feb. 2, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4480-6), Trucks (July 19, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-5126-2), Wild Animals (July 19, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-5125-5), and Baby Animals (Feb. 2, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4514-8), ages 2–5. And Get Ready for School debuts with My Busy Computer Book (July 5, board book, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-5129-3), ABC (July 5, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-5127-9), and Adding and Taking Away (July 5, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-5128-6), ages 2–5.

The Big Book series lands The Big Book of Airplanes (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4507-0) and The Big Book of Things That Go (July 5, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4509-4), ages 5–9. Eye Wonder presents updated editions of Space by Carole Stott (Feb. 16, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-1856-2), Vikings (Feb. 16, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-1855-5), and Weather (Feb. 16, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4472-1), ages 5–9. The First issues First Space Encyclopedia (June 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4343-4), ages 6–9; and First Dinosaur Encyclopedia (June 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4346-5), ages 7–10. And Ultimate Factivity Collection greets Human Body (Feb. 2, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4506-3), Lego Star Wars (May 3, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4980-1), and Space (Feb. 2, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4430-1), ages 6–9.

Joining DK Adventures are DC Comics: Batman: Adventures of the Dark Knight by Billy Wrecks (Feb. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4608-4; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4609-1) and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Adventures of the Web-Slinger by Simon Hugo (Apr. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-5161-3; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-5160-6), ages 8–12. New DK Eyewitness Books are Bible Lands by Jonathan Tubb (June 14, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4010-5), Eagles & Birds of Prey by David Burnie (June 14, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-5172-9), Energy by Jack Challoner (June 14, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-5104-0), Horse by Juliet Clutton-Brock (June 14, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-5174-3), Judaism (June 14, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-5176-7), Money by Joe Cribb (June 14, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-5178-1), and Weather by Brian Cosgrove (June 14, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-5180-4), ages 8–12. 10 Minutes a Day gains French, Beginner (Feb. 2, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4409-7) and Spanish, Beginner (Feb. 2, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4410-3), ages 8–12. And Sharks is a new Visual Encyclopedia (June 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-5084-5), ages 9–12.

DK Readers L1 picks up Jungle Animals (June 7, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4962-7) and Sea Otters (June 7, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4456-1), ages 4–6. DK Readers L2 releases Amazing Bees (July 12, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4604-6), Amazing Dogs (July 12, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4596-4), Lego City: Heroes to the Rescue by Beth Davies (June 7, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-5189-7), Spaceships and Rockets (June 7, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4511-7), and Wild Baby Animals by Karen Wallace (June 7, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4599-5), ages 5–7; and Star Wars Rebels: Darth Vader, Jedi Hunter! (July 5, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-5212-2), ages 6–8. New DK Readers L3 are Emergency Rescue (July 5, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4505-6) and Knights and Castles (June 7, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-5394-5; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-5393-8), ages 7–9. And DK Readers L4 welcomes Big Fantastic Earth: and Other Wonders of the World (June 7, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4412-7), Lego Ninjago: Team Ninja by Catherine Saunders (June 7, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-5191-0), and Spiders and Other Deadly Animals (July 12, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-5209-2), ages 8–12.

Ultimate Sticker Collection introduces Disney Pixar Finding Dory (May 3, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4979-5), ages 4–6; Lego Friends: Pet Party! (June 7, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-5130-9), ages 5–9; and DC Comics Super Heroes (Feb. 2, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4549-0), Marvel : Good versus Evil (Apr. 5, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-5159-0), and Star Wars Rebels Season 3 (July 5, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-5110-1), ages 6–9. New Ultimate Sticker Books are Deadly Animals (June 21, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-5087-6), Bugs (June 21, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-5120-0), Farm (Mar. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4919-1), Ocean (Mar. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4882-8), Princess (June 21, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-5073-9), ages 5–8; Baby Animals (Mar. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4717-3), Dinosaurs (Mar. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4718-0), Sharks (Mar. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4719-7), and Things That Go (Mar. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4720-3), ages 5–9; and Alice Through the Looking Glass (May 3, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-5254-2), ages 8–12.

Down East

Fairy Houses All Year: A Four-Season Handbook by Liza Gardner Walsh (May 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60893-580-2) compiles photos, fairy lore, and instructions for building seasonal fairy houses. Ages 4–9.

Drawn & Quarterly


Kitaro returns in Kitaro Meets Nurarihyon by Shigeru Mizuki, trans. by Zack Davisson (July 19, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-77046-236-6), ages 8–up.


The Star Host by F.T. Lukens (Mar. 3, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-941530-72-6). In this series launch, after he’s captured by soldiers, Ren and and a fellow prisoner must escape and warn allies of an evil despot’s plot. Ages 14–up.


Finding Hope by Colleen Nelson (Apr. 12, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4597-3245-2). Hope’s plan to make a fresh start at boarding school is derailed by an online romance and the appearance of her drug addict brother. Ages 12–15.

Jockey Girl by Shelley Peterson (Mar. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4597-3434-0). Striving to find her lost mother and save the horse she loves, Evie finds inner courage and confidence. Ages 12–15.


Hannah Smart stars in On a Slippery Slope by Melody Fitzpatrick (Mar. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4597-3157-8), ages 9–12.


One to Ten L.A. by Puck, illus. by Paige Garrison (Apr. 12, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-938093-49-4). This guide to counting to 10 in the 10 most common languages spoken in Los Angeles features images of the city. Ages up to 4.

Messi, Superstar: His Records, His Life, His Epic Awesomeness, illus. by Jon Stollberg (Apr. 12, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-938093-57-9) profiles this Argentine soccer star. Ages 9–12.


Awesome Minds welcomes The Inventors of Lego Toys: Awesome Minds by Erin Hagar, illus. by Paige Garrison (Apr. 12, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-938093-53-1), ages 7–12.

Edda USA


New DreamWorks titles are DreamWorks Celebrations (Apr. 1, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-940787-27-5) and The Ultimate DreamWorks Cookbook (Apr. 1, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-940787-26-8), ages 6–12. And Hairstyles showcases Star Darlings Hairstyles & Looks (Apr. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-940787-36-7), ages 8–12.


One Big Family by Marc Harshman, illus. by Sara Palacios (Feb. 8, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0-8028-5388-2) spotlights a summer family reunion. Ages 2–8.

The Blue Jackal by Shobha Viswanath, illus. by Dileep Joshi (Apr. 2, hardcover, $15, ISBN 978-0-8028-5466-7). A bullied jackal becomes a hero in this Indian folktale about perception and reality. Ages 4–8.

Mom, There’s a Bear at the Door by Sabine Lipan, illus. by Manuela Olten (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16, ISBN 978-0-8028-5460-5). A wacky chain of events leads a bear to a family’s city apartment. Ages 4–8.

Parachute by Danny Parker, illus. by Matt Ottley (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16, ISBN 978-0-8028-5469-8). In this tale about facing one’s fears, a boy who’s afraid of heights gets stuck in a tree. Ages 4–8.

Samira and the Skeletons by Camilla Kuhn (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16, ISBN 978-0-8028-5463-6). After learning about the skeletal system in science class, Samira imagines everyone as a walking skeleton. Ages 5–8.

Night Guard by Synne Lea, illus. by Stian Hole (Mar. 30, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0-8028-5458-2). This poetry collection addresses friendship, fear, and loneliness. Ages 9–up.


Tales of Westerford: Dragons, Knights and Kings by Darryl Womack (June 7, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-943425-29-7) chronicles an aspiring knight’s quest to save his secret-filled kingdom. Ages 8–12.

Lucky Boy by Cameron Morfit (Feb. 16, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-0-9964655-0-2). A teenage misfit and a relative with a shady past pair up in this novel touching on luck, alchemy, and life surprises. Ages 10–14.

The Lost City Chronicles: The Complete Trilogy by Daniel Blackaby (May 17, paper, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-943425-23-5) compiles the three installments of this fantasy series. Ages 12–18.

Elly Blue


Bikes in Space rolls on with The Velocipede Races by Emily June Street (Apr. 12, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-62106-058-1), ages 13–up.

Enchanted Lion

Daytime Visions: An Alphabet, illus. by Isol (Apr. 12, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-195-7). This abecedarian by this Argentine author and artist explores words, situations, and feelings. Ages 2–7.

My Dad at the Zoo by Coralie Saudo, illus. by Kris Di Giacomo (May 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-190-2). Dad exhibits zany behavior at the zoo in this sequel to My Dad Is Big & Strong. Ages 3–7.

Trunk to Trunklet by Jorge Luján, illus. by Madana Sadat (Apr. 12, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-194-0) reveals how animals live and the loving relationships they have with their babies. Ages 3–7.

My Baby Crocodile by Gaëtan Dorémus (Apr. 12, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-192-6). A chance meeting between a crocodile and what he thinks is a baby croc changes both of their lives. Ages 4–8.

Strong As a Bear by Katrin Stangl (June 14, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-198-8). Idioms and illustrations depict the connection between humans and animals. Ages 4–8.

Houses Floating Home by Einar Turkowski (Mar. 11, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-183-4) presents the reader with two related, though not necessarily opposite, words on each page, which the reader can use to tell a story connected to the pictures. Ages 5–9.

Cry, Heart, but Never Break by Glenn Ringtved, trans. by Robert Moulthrop, illus. by Charlotte Pardi (Mar. 28, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-187-2). When Death comes for their grandmother, four siblings make a pact to keep Death from taking her away. But Death claims her, and the siblings realize the importance of being able to say goodbye. Ages 5–9.

Donkey Boy by Øyvind Torseter (June 14, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-193-3). This graphic novel based on the “Troll with No Heart” fairytale stars a prince searching for his brothers and a terrifying troll. Ages 10–up.



The Boy Who Biked the World concludes with Part Three: Riding Home Through Asia by Alastair Humphreys, illus. by Tom Morgan-Jones (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-78563-008-8), ages 9–12.

Fabled Films

The Mysterious Abductions by Tracey Hecht, illus. by Kate Liebman (Apr. 19, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-944020-00-2) launches The Nocturnals, an animal adventure series that takes place at nighttime. Ages 7–12.


The Very Cold, Freezing, No-Numbers Day by Ashley Sorenson (Mar. 8, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-942934-34-9) introduces colors, seasons, patterns, and numbers. Ages 3–5.

Full of Empty by Tim J. Myers and Priscilla Myers, illus. by Rebecca Sorge (Mar. 8, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-942934-35-6). This tale of a lonely princess underscores the importance of parental attention. Ages 4–8.

Feminist Press


Ordinary Terrible Things introduces Death Is Stupid by Anastasia Higginbotham (Apr. 12, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-55861-925-8), ages 4–8. And Feminist Folktales welcomesTatterhood: Feminist Folktales from Around the World, ed. by Ethel Johnston Phelps, illus. by Suki Boynton (July 12, hardcover, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-55861-929-6), ages 8–12.

Fifth House


The Songs of the North Wind trilogy concludes with Dragonfly Kites by Tomson Highway, illus. by Julie Flett (Apr. 15, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-897252-63-5), ages 6–up.


Bugs in the Backyard by Camilla de la Bédoyère (Mar. 15, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-77085-697-4) is an illustrated examination of backyard creepy crawlies. Ages 8–11.

Do Fish Fart? Answers to Kids’ Questions About Lakes by Keltie Thomas, illus. by Deryk Ouseley (Apr. 15, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77085-728-5; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-77085-727-8) addresses lakes and freshwater systems and how to keep them clean. Ages 8–12.

The Soccer Book: Facts and Terrific Trivia by Clive Gifford (Mar. 15, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-77085-730-8; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-77085-729-2). Facts and photos focus on major players, leagues, and tournaments around the world. Ages 9–12.

Dinosaur Bones: And What They Tell Us by Rob Colson (Feb. 15, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-77085-717-9; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-77085-694-3). Resembling a paleontologist’s sketchbook, this is a guide to 40 dinosaurs, marine reptiles, flying reptiles, and prehistoric mammals. Ages 10–up.

Fitzhenry & Whiteside

Ashoka: Everyone a Changemaker by Christine Welldon (June 1, hardcover, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-55455-357-0) introduces 16 social entrepreneurs who fulfilled their goals with the support of the Ashoka network. Ages 10–up.

Sammy and the Headless Horseman by Rona Arato (June 15, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-55455-269-6). Working as a hotel waiter one summer, Sammy tackles the mystery of a scary headless horseman. Ages 10–up.


Do You Know...? gains Do You Know Owls? (Apr. 15, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-55455-352-5 and Do You Know Piranhas? (May 15, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-55455-353-2) by Alain M. Bergeron and Michel Quintin, illus. by Sampar, ages 7–11.


Hammer and Nails by Josh Bledsoe, illus. by Jessica Warrick (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-936261-36-9). Spending a day together, Darcy and her father step outside their comfort zones and try new things. Ages 5–7.

Frances Lincoln

Hiccups! by Holly Sterling (May 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-84780-786-1). What happens when Ruby’s puppy gets the hiccups? Ages 2–5.

Who Is Happy? by Jarvis (Feb. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-84780-842-4). This question-and-answer book portrays 12 key emotions. Ages 2–5.

Remarkable Animals: Mini Edition by Tony Meeuwissen (Apr. 7, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-84780-762-5) offers a miniature edition of this mix-and-match book featuring 1000 creatures. Ages 3–5.

Dear Bunny by Katie Cotton, illus. by Bianca Gomez (Mar. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-84780-846-2). In this bedtime tale, a girl writes to her bunny, describing the things she likes to do with him. Ages 3–7.

Flyaway by Lesley Barnes (Apr. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-84780-645-1). After a princess’s bird escapes from its cage, she sets it free in this lift-the-flap story. Ages 3–7.

Make It Grow: Bring Nature to Life by Unfolding the Flaps by Debbie Powell (Mar. 3, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-84780-789-2). Kids lift die-cut flaps to see plants and creatures grow and learn colors. Ages 3–7.

Through My Window: Celebrating 30 Years of a Children’s Classic by Tony Bradman, illus. by Eileen Browne (Feb. 4, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-84780-756-4) is an anniversary edition of this book about an ill girl whose mother brings her a surprise. Ages 3–7.

The Glump and the Peeble by Wendy Meddour and Rebecca Ashdown (July 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-84780-709-0). In this friendship tale, two different creatures discover they have much teach each other. Ages 4–8.

Mabrook! A World of Muslim Weddings by Na’ima B. Robert, illus. by Shirin Adl (Mar. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-84780-588-1) showcases Muslim wedding ceremonies across the world. Ages 4–8.

Dare to Care: Pet Dragon by M.P. Robertson and Sally Symes (Apr. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-84780-589-8) is a guide to caring for one’s pet dragon. Ages 6–9.

Outside: A Complete Guide to Discovering Nature, With More Than 100 Plants and Animals, Plus an Introduction to Weather, Geology, and the Night Sky by Maria Ana Peixe Dias, Ines Teixeira do Rosari, and Bernardo P. Carvalho (Mar. 3, hardcover, $27.99, ISBN 978-1-84780-769-4) compiles facts about the natural world. Ages 8–12.


Great Big Books adds The Great Big Book of Feelings by Mary Hoffman, illus. by Ros Asquith (Mar. 1, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-84780-758-8), ages 4–7. World Alphabets gains I Is for India by Prodeepta Das (Mar. 3, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-84780-757-1) and I Is for Israel by Gili Bar-Hillel, photos by Das (Mar. 3, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-84780-827-1), ages 4–7. Classics Here & Now launches with The Jungle Book: Mowgli’s Story... by Rudyard Kipling, retold by Robert Frank Hunter (Mar. 3, hardcover, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-84780-797-7), ages 5–8. Little Collectors presents Animal Art: Make Art from Nature by Jenny Bowers (June 3, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-84780-773-1) and Nature Art: Make Art from Nature (Mar. 3, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-84780-772-4), ages 5–8. Little People, Big Dreams debuts with Coco Chanel by Isabel Sanchez Vegara, illus. by Ana Albero (Feb. 4, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-84780-784-7) and Frida Kahlo by Vegara, illus. by Gee Fan Eng (Feb. 4, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-84780-783-0), ages 5–8. And Discover... starts up with The Ancient Egyptians (Apr. 7, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-84780-855-4) and Roman Empire (Apr. 7, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-84780-856-1) by Imogen Greenberg, illus. by Isabel Greenberg, ages 8–12.

Free Spirit

Coasting Casey: A Tale of Busting Boredom in School by Shannon Anderson, illus. by Colleen Madden (May 15, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-089-3). A principal encourages an underacheiver in school to apply his passion for art to his schoolwork. Ages 5–9.


Being the Best Me! concludes with Grow Strong! A Book About Healthy Habits by Cheri J. Meiners and Elizabeth Allen (May 15, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-085-5), ages 4–8. And Teens & the Law picks up Every Vote Matters: The Power of Your Voice, from Student Elections to the Supreme Court by Thomas A. Jacobs and Natalie Jacobs (Mar. 1, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-069-5), ages 13–18.


Shhh! I’m Sleeping by Dorothée de Monfreid (Mar. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-927271-95-7). Animals are sound asleep—until a string of events awakens them. Ages 2–5.

Gecko Press

Shhh! I’m Sleeping by Dorothée de Monfreid (Mar. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-927271-95-7). Animals are sound asleep—until a string of events awakens them. Ages 2–5.

How to Be Famous by Michal Shalev (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-029-4). A self-described famous pigeon preens and poses alongside animals at the zoo. Ages 3–6.


Detective Gordon returns in Detective Gordon: A Complicated Case by Ulf Nilsson, illus. by Gitte Spee (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-059-1), ages 2–up. And Tales of Fontania wraps up with The Knot Impossible: Rufkin’s Travels in Four Acts by Barbara Else, illus. by Sam Broad (Mar. 1, paper, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-003-4), ages 9–13.

Gibbs Smith

Summer Walk by Virginia Snow (Mar. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-4215-2). On a walk with their grandmother, children learn about 26 bugs. Ages 4–8.


All Aboard! by Haily Meyers starts rolling with London: A Travel Primer (Mar. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-4242-8), National Parks: A Wildlife Primer (Mar. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-4236-7), and Washington D.C.: A Capitol Primer (Mar. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-4245-9), ages up to 3. New Alphabet books by Greg Paprocki are C Is for Castle: A Medieval Alphabet (Mar. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-4281-7), M Is for Monocle: A Victorian Alphabet (Mar. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-4284-8), and V Is for Vittles: A Wild West Alphabet (Mar. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-4251-0), ages up to 3. And joining BabyLit Primers are Les Miserables: A BabyLit French Language Primer (Mar. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-4228-2) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A BabyLit Fairies Primer (Mar. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-4181-0) by Jennifer Adams, illus. by Alison Oliver, ages up to 3.

Glass House

Flynn Nightsider and the Edge of Evil by Mary Fan (July 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-9749096-1-5) centers on a boy hunted by an authoritarian government and a supernatural villain. Ages 10–18.


Stone Ends issues A Rebel’s Stone by P.T. McHugh (Feb. 16, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-9816768-2-1), ages 10–18.

David R. Godine

Yankee Doodle Alphabet by Wendell Minor (May 26, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-56792-566-1; paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-56792-569-2) evokes the people, places, and events of the Revolutionary War. Ages 4–10. by Ralph Steadman (May 19, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-56792-520-3) reveals the riotous secret life of the dot of Internet fame. Ages 5–8.

Vampire in Bugland by William Kotzwinkle, illus. by Joe Servello (May 12, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-56792-564-7). This sequel to Trouble in Bugland introduces four new Sherlockian escapades. Ages 8-12

Graphic Arts/Alaska Northwest

Secondhand Summer by Dan Walker (June 7, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-943328-42-0). Set in 1965, this novel stars a boy who moves from a remote Alaska peninsula to Anchorage after his father dies. Ages 8–12.

Graphic Arts/Westwinds

Bobbie the Wonder Dog: A True Story by Tricia Brown, illus. by Cary Porter (Apr. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-943328-36-9) tells of a collie, lost on a family trip in 1923, that walked 2,800 miles home. Ages 4–8.

Rattlestiltskin by Eric A. Kimmel, illus. by Erin Camarca (May 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-943328-38-3) reimagines this tale with a Southwestern setting. Ages 4–8.

Bella Bella by Jonathan London, illus. by Sean London (Feb. 9, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-88240-923-8). In this sequel, the characters from Destination Canyon take a sea kayaking trip through the Inside Passage. Ages 8–13.


See My State introduces M Is for Minnesota by Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis (Mar. 15, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-943328-07-9), ages 4–8.

Graphic Universe


Cici: A Fairy’s Tale takes flight with Believe Your Eyes by Cori Doerrfeld, illus. by Doerrfeld and Tyler Page (Apr. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4677-9571-5), ages 7–11. And Hotel Strange welcomes On the Sapphire’s Trail by Katherine Ferrier and Florian Ferrier, illus. by Katherine Ferrier (Mar. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4677-9573-9), ages 7–11.


Malaika’s Costume by Nadia L. Hohn, illus. by Irene Luxbacher (Mar. 15, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-754-2). Malaika’s grandmother helps her make a peacock costume for the Carnival parade. Ages 3–7.

Tokyo Digs a Garden by Jon-Erik Lappano, illus. by Kellen Hatanaka (Mar. 15, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-798-6). In this fable, seeds that a boy plants grow into a forest that invades his over-built city. Ages 3–7.

Pinny in Summer by Joanne Schwartz, illus. by Isabelle Malenfant (May 10, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-782-5). On a summer day, Pinny delights in nature as she explores her world. Ages 4–7.

Super-Duper Monster Viewer by Kevin Sylvester (Apr. 12, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-829-7). What happens when a device that allows you to see invisible monsters doesn’t work as expected? Ages 4–7.

Happy Birthday, Alice Babette by Monica Kulling, illus. by Qin Leng (Apr. 12, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-820-4). Wandering Paris alone, Alice mistakenly thinks her friend has forgotten her birthday. Ages 4–8.

The White Cat and the Monk: A Retelling of the Poem “Pangur Bán” by Jo Ellen Bogart, illus. by Sydney Smith (Mar. 15, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-780-1) retells an Old Irish poem that pays tribute to the wisdom of animals and the wonders of the natural world. Ages 4–8.

My Book of Birds by Geraldo Valério (Apr. 12, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-800-6) pairs facts about various birds with collage illustrations. Ages 5–up.

The Stone Thrower by Jael Ealey Richardson, illus. by Matt James (May 10, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-752-8) is a portrait of the author’s father, Chuck Ealey, an African-American football player who overcame racism to became a professional quarterback. Ages 5–up.

Go Home Bay by Susan Vande Griek, illus. by Pascal Milelli (Apr. 12, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-701-6) reimagines the summer of 1914, when artist Tom Thomson taught his daughter how to paint. Ages 6–9.

Kabungo by Rolli, illus. by Milan Pavlovic (Apr. 12, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-804-4). In this story of acceptance and friendship, Beverly tries to teach a cave girl the ways of the modern world. Ages 7–10.

Flannery by Lisa Moore (May 10, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-076-5). A girl grapples with an alluring if delinquent school-project partner, dire family straits, and abandonment by her best friend. Ages 13–up.

A Small Madness by Dianne Touchell (May 10, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-837-2). Struggling to cope with her pregnancy, Rose distances herself from her boyfriend and her best friend. Ages 14–up.


Buddy and Earl return in Buddy and Earl Go Exploring by Maureen Fergus, illus. by Carey Sookocheff (Mar. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-714-6), ages 4–7.