Knock! Knock! by Kaori Takahashi (Apr. 12, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-93-83145-32-4). A girl sets off to find her missing stuffed bear by knocking on the door of each apartment in her building. Ages 3–8.
Achoo! by Virginie Morgand (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-84976-376-9). It’s spring and the animals in the forest can’t stop sneezing, in this introduction to shapes and colors. Ages up to 3.
Round and Round and Square by Fredun Shapur (Mar. 15, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-84976-363-9). In this reissue of a 1965 title, a circle and a square play together to create an entire imaginary world. Ages 3–5.
Alphadoodler: The Activity Book That Brings Letters to Life by Jan Bajtlik (May 17, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-84976-405-6) invites children to play with typography and use it to create, among other things, creepy crawlies, skyscrapers, and a crocodile’s toothy grin. Ages 5–7.
The Great Journey by Agathe Demois and Vincent Godeau (Mar. 15, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-84976-375-2). A magic viewfinder reveals hidden images on every page from a bird’s perspective. Ages 5–7.
Jill and Dragon by Lesley Barnes (Apr. 12, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-84976-340-0). Jill invites the dragon out of her fairy tale book so she can teach him a few things. Ages 5–7.
Outfoxed by Claudia Boldt (Apr. 12, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-84976-313-4). Harold the fox prefers reading detective novels to eating chickens. Ages 5–7.
Meet the Circus by Ed Cheverton (Mar. 15, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-84976-366-0) introduces a troupe of circus performers who create sculptures from found objects and shapes. Ages 6–9.
Where I Belong by Linda Kranz (Mar. 15, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-63076-066-3). Maximillian, a lonely black and white snake, leaves for Red Mountain, hoping to find a place where he will fit in. Ages 3–6.
Do Princesses Boogie? by Carmela LaVigna Coyle, illus. by Mike Gordon (Apr. 1, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-63076-159-2). A girl discovers that having the right beat and looking on the bright side is all it takes to make her a princess. Ages 3–7.
Ranger Rick Goes to the National Parks! by Stacy Tornio and Ken Keffer (June 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-63076-230-8). The National Wildlife Federation’s mascot, Ranger Rick, celebrates the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service with a guide to favorite parks. Ages 7–12.
Havoc by Jane Higgins (July 12, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-922147-29-5). The sequel to The Bridge continues Nik’s adventures in a war-torn, near-future setting. Ages 12–up.
Afterlight by Rebecca Lim (Apr. 12, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-925240-49-8). Misfit Sophie must find out why she is being haunted by a ghost named Eve. Ages 14–up.
A Jack Mason Adventure gains The Lost Sword by Darrell Pitt (May 10, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-925240-18-4), ages 8–12.
Thames & Hudson
ABZZZZ...: A Bedtime Alphabet by Isabel Minhós Martins and Yara Kono (May 30, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65077-6) is an interactive ABC that helps children wind down before bed and fall asleep. Ages 4–7.
The Big Book of Bugs by Yuval Zommer (Apr. 18, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65067-7) introduces bugs that creep, crawl, fly, bite, and more. Ages 4–7.
Miró’s Magic Animals by Antony Penrose (Apr. 18, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65066-0) chronicles the author’s memories of his childhood encounters with the great artist. Ages 4–7.
The Big Adventure of a Little Line by Serge Bloch (Feb. 15, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65058-5). A boy finds a line lying on the sidewalk and puts it in his pocket, but the line has a mind of its own. Ages 5–8.
Megalopolis: And the Visitor from Outer Space by Cléa Dieudonné (May 9, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65069-1). A stranger’s visit to the imaginary city of Megalopolis is depicted in a book which unfolds from 38 pages into one giant page that is over 10 feet long. Ages 5–8.
Splat! The Most Exciting Artists of All Time by Mary Richards (Apr. 11, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65065-3) offers profiles of great artists covers key events and major movements such as the Renaissance and Impressionism to Surrealism and contemporary art. Ages 9–11.
Paris Up, Up and Away by Hélène Druvert (Apr. 11, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65059-2). The Eiffel Tower is bored so it decides to cut loose and fly over Paris. Ages 4-6.
That’s My Hat! by Anouck Boisrobert, Louis Rigaud (Feb. 15, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65057-8). Readers follow a mischievous monkey through a library, a bakery, a zoo, and other familiar places in this pop-up book. Ages 4-6.
By the Light of the Moon by Stephanie Shaw, illus. by Rebecca Harry (Mar. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-221-9). It’s bedtime in the forest, and Fawn wants to stay up. Ages 2–5.
Counting Stars by Catherine Rayner (Mar. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-225-7). Abigail the giraffe tries counting Ladybug’s spots and Zebra’s stripes, but her friends won’t stand still. Ages 2–5.
I Love You More and More by Nicky Benson, illus. by Jonny Lambert (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-022-8; board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-227-1). Bear loves Cub more than trees, mountains, and stars. Ages 2–5.
Ten Twinkly Stars by Russell Julian (Mar. 1, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-475-6). Animals snuggle and snooze beneath die-cut stars that dwindle from 10 to one over the course of the book. Ages 2–5.
Touch and Trace Farm by Jonathan Litton, illus. by Susanna Rumiz (Mar. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-220-2) introduces early writing skills in a trace-and-flip book format. Ages 2–5.
Friends to the Rescue by Suzanne Chiew, illus. by Caroline Pedler (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-007-5). Badger and pals try to rescue a mole stuck in a tree. Ages 3–7.
Giddy-Up Buckaroos! by Shanda Trent, illus. by Tom Knight (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-008-2). Two young buckaroos wake up, sneak past the sheriff (Mom), and head outside, using Spanish words as they go. Includes a glossary. Ages 3–7.
How Many Sleeps ’Til My Birthday? by Mark Sperring, illus. by Sebastien Braun (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-009-9). Little Pip is so excited, how will he ever make it to his birthday? Ages 3–7.
Little Why by Jonny Lambert (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-010-5). Little Why can’t seem to stay in line with the other elephants because there’s too much to see. Ages 3–7.
Squish Squash Squeeze! by Tracey Corderoy, illus. by Jane Chapman (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-011-2). Mouse’s new house seems perfect, with just enough room for his things, but it’s soon bursting at the seams. Ages 3–7.
There’s a Bison Bouncing on the Bed! by Paul Bright, illus. by Chris Chatterton (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-006-8). When too many friends bounce on the bed, there’s a problem. Ages 3–7.
Very Grumpy Day by Stella J. Jones, illus. by Alison Edgson (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-012-9). A big bad mood is spreading through the woods and the search is on to find something that will make everyone happy. Ages 3–7.
Warning! Do Not Touch! by Tim Warnes (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-013-6). Mole’s best friend finds a hat that contains a warning label—and a surprise. Ages 3–7.
To Baby, With Love by Sarah Ward presents Baby’s First Bunny (Mar. 1, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-213-4), Goodnight Baby! (Mar. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-211-0), Hello Baby! (Mar. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-210-3), and Peekaboo Baby! (Mar. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-212-7), ages up to 2. Little Snappers adds Dinosaurs: A Busy Sticker Activity Book by Stephanie Stansbie, illus. by Samantha Meredith and Kasia Nowowiejska (Mar. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-319-3), Farm Fun: A Busy Sticker Activity Book by Stephanie Stansbie, illus. by Samantha Meredith and Kasia Nowowiejska (Mar. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-318-6), and Splish Splash: Pop-Up Fun by Jonathan Litton, illus. by Kasia Nowowiejska, ages 2–5. My Little World expands with Big Fish Little Fish by Jonathan Litton, illus. by Fhiona Galloway (Mar. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-215-8), Finding First Words and More! by Libby Walden, illus. by Fhiona Galloway (Mar. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-218-9), I Love My Daddy by Jonathan Litton, illus. by Fhiona Galloway (Mar. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-217-2), and I Love My Mommy by Jonathan Litton, illus. by Fhiona Galloway (Mar. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-216-5), ages 2–5. Joining My First Fairy Tales adapted by Mara Alperin, illus. by Nick East, are The Gingerbread Man (Mar. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-477-0), Chicken Little (Mar. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-476-3), Rumpelstiltskin (Mar. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-478-7), and Three Little Pigs (Mar. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-479-4), ages 3–7. Pet Rescue Adventures by Holly Webb, illus. by Sophy Williams, issues The Brave Kitten (Mar. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-480-0), Leo All Alone (Mar. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-482-4),The Secret Puppy (Mar. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-483-1), and Sky the Unwanted Kitten (Mar. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-481-7), ages 6–10.
Time For Kids
Awesome America (May 31, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-61893-149-8) offers a photographic overview of people, places, and events. Ages 8–12.
Time for Kids Almanac 2017 (May 17, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-61893-415-4) comes in a revised format with all-new features, photos, and interactive digital content. Ages 8–12.
Time Inc./Sports Illustrated
My First Book of Baseball: A Rookie Book (Apr. 5, hardcover, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-61893-167-2) introduces the sport via a visual retelling of an actual MLB game, explaining strikes, outs, steals, foul balls, home runs and other terms in simple text. Ages 3–6.
Baseball: Then to Wow! (Apr. 5, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-61893-142-9) uses action photography, illustrations, stories, and facts to show how baseball has evolved over the years. Ages 6–14.
Animal Planet Animal Atlas by (May 24, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61893-165-8). A definitive atlas of animal life takes readers on a continent-by-continent and habitat-by-habitat adventure. Ages 6–10.
New Animal Bites titles are Animal Planet Farm Animals (June 21, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-61893-413-0), Animal Planet Ocean Animals (Mar. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-61893-162-7), Animal Planet Polar Animals (Mar. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-61893-161-0), and Animal Planet Wild Animals (June 21, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-61893-414-7), ages 4–8.
Character, Driven: A Novel by David Lubar (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-1633-2). With only one year left of high school, 17-year-old Cliff is desperate to lose his virginity—and figure out what to do with the rest of his life. Ages 13–17.
Riders by Veronica Rossi (Feb. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-8254-2). Recovering from the accident that most definitely killed him, Gideon finds himself with strange new powers and a bizarre cuff he can’t remove. He has become War, one of the legendary four horsemen of the apocalypse. Ages 13–18.
Steeplejack by A.J. Hartley (June 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-8342-6). This debut begins the Alternate Detective series set in a 19th-century South African fantasy world. Ages 13–18.
Flying by Carrie Jones (July 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-3657-6) launches a series about a sassy alien-hunting cheerleader. Ages 13–up.
Bailey’s Story: A Dog’s Purpose Novel by W. Bruce Cameron (May 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-8840-7). The story, adapted from the adult title A Dog’s Purpose, of a dog who discovers his greatest purpose is protecting the boy he loves. Ages 8–12.
Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson continues with The Dark Talent (June 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-8140-8), ages 9–13. Joining The League of Seven is The Monster War by Alan Gratz (July 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-3824-2), ages 10–14.
Who Broke the Teapot?! by Bill Slavin (May 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77049-833-4) is a tongue-in-cheek story of a mother at the end of her rope. Ages 3–5.
If I Had a Gryphon by Vikki VanSickle, illus. by Cale Atkinson (Feb. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77049-809-9) discusses, in rhyming text, the perils of mythological pet ownership. Ages 3–7.
Noni Speaks Up by Heather Hartt-Sussman, illus. by Genevieve Cote (Feb. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77049-839-6). Noni stands up for a friend against the playground bully. Ages 3–7.
Ooko by Esme Shapiro (July 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-101-91844-9). Ooko the fox looks for someone to play with. Ages 3–7.
An Armadillo in New York by Julie Kraulis (Apr. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77049-891-4). An armadillo travels to New York City, inspired by his grandfather’s journals, to meet the Statue of Liberty. Ages 5–9.
Heart of a Champion by Ellen Schwartz (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77049-880-8). Ten-year-old Kenny’s life changes drastically when war comes to his Vancouver Japanese community in 1941 and his family is relocated to an internment camp. Ages 9–12.
The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim by Shane Peacock (May 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77049-698-9). The inaugural title in a gothic trilogy set in the late Victorian era that sends a teen boy from a Scottish cemetery to London’s Royal Lyceum Theatre in an effort to face his fears. Ages 12–up.
Fifteen Lanes by S.J. Laidlaw (Apr. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-101-91780-0) explores the lives of a resilient Indian girl and a troubled Canadian teen who meet at an NGO support center in Mumbai. Ages 14–up.
The Toad hops into Disgusting Critters by Elise Gravel (July 5, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-77049-667-5), ages 6–9. And Shimmer by Paula Weston joins The Rephaim (Mar. 8, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-77049-848-8), ges 14–up.
My First Book of Indonesian Words: An ABC Rhyming Book of Indonesian Language and Culture by Linda Hibbs, illus. by Julia Laud (Feb. 2, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-0-8048-4557-1) introduces Indonesian language and culture to children in a familiar ABC rhyming format. Ages 4–up.
Cang Jie, The Inventor of Chinese Characters: A Story in English and Chinese by Li Jian, trans. by Yijin Wert (Apr. 19, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60220-994-7). A historical official who was determined to find a better way for keeping records observes the world around him and creates a series of Chinese characters which are still widely used today. Ages 3–6.
Origami for Children: Fold Zodiac Animals, Festival Decorations and Chinese-Inspired Creations by Hu Yue, Lin Xin (Apr. 19, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-60220-993-0) includes directions for 30 paper-folding projects. Ages 6–10.
101 Ways to Conquer Teen Anxiety: Simple Tips, Techniques and Strategies for Overcoming Anxiety, Worry and Panic Attacks by Thomas McDonagh and Jon Patrick Hatcher (June 14, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-61243-563-3) is a workbook of exercises clinically proven to manage anxiety. Ages 12–up.
Musnet: The Mouse of Monet by Kickliy (June 14, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-941250-09-9). A young mouse happens upon Monet’s garden and is inspired to learn to paint. Ages 8–up.
Univ. of Minnesota
Wake Up, Island by Mary Casanova, illus. by Nick Wroblewski (Mar. 15, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-8166-8935-4) celebrates the waking natural world on a North Woods island during summer. Ages 4–up.
The Search for the Homestead Treasure: A Mystery by Ann Treacy (May 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8166-9956-8). Fourteen-year-old Martin uncovers the mystery of family treasure on a homestead fallen on hard times in early 20th-century Minnesota. Ages 8–12.
Univ. of New Mexico
Amazing Paper Airplanes: The Craft and Science of Flight by Kyong Hwa Lee (June 15, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-8263-5664-2). Lee combines origami and the principles of flight to create 32 paper airplane designs for building models that resemble real aircraft. Ages 9–13.
Univ. of South Carolina/Young Palmetto Books
Crabbing: A Lowcountry Family Tradition by Tilda Balsley, illus. by Monica Wyrick (May 15, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-61117-640-7).
A guide to the art and sport of crabbing. Ages 4–8.
Pussycat Pussycat: Purrfect Nursery Rhymes by Donovan Bixley (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-927262-28-3) showcases four nursery rhymes about cats. Ages up to 3.
Wisconsin Historical Society
Badger Biographies gains Fran and Frederick Hamerstrom: Wildlife Conservation Pioneers by Susan Tupper (Feb. 23, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-0-87020-732-7), ages 9–11.
Feathers for Peacock by Jacqueline Jules, illus. by Helen Cann (Apr. 7, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-937786-53-3) is a pourquoi tale about how kindness played a role in the peacock being given such beautiful feathers. Ages 4–8. Indian Boyhood: The True Story of a Sioux Upbringing by Charles Alexander Eastman, ed. by Michael Oren Fitzgerald, illus. by Heidi M. Rasch (June 7, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-937786-56-4) presents the memoir of American Indian author Eastman, and his recollections of being orphaned at age six and being forced off his people’s land by U.S. soldiers. Ages 4–8.
President Lincoln: From Log Cabin to White House by Demi (Feb. 7, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-937786-50-2). This picture-book biography of Abraham Lincoln includes an appendix of his quotes, a timeline, and map. Ages 4–8.
Bedtime Snuggles by Patricia Reeder Eubank (Mar. 8, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-8249-1970-2). As the sun slowly sinks in the nighttime sky, baby farm animals of all shapes and sizes snuggle up with their mamas for a good night’s sleep. Ages 2–5.
Busy, Busy! by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by Elina Ellis (Apr. 5, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-8249-1971-9). Even though Mama is busy, she’s not too busy for a hug. Ages 2–5.
Eureka! 50 Incredible Stories of Scientific Discovery by John Grant (June 7, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-942186-17-5) profiles such groundbreaking scientists as Galileo, Curie, Darwin, and Hawking. Ages 12–up.
Votes of Confidence: A Young Person’s Guide to American Elections by Jeff Fleischer (May 3, paper, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-936976-90-4) offers a look at the past, present, and future of American elections. Ages 14–up.
Worlds Apart: A History of American Utopias by Abby McGanney Nolan (July 7, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-942186-14-4) presents the stories behind 20 communities that were founded on ideals that differed from the rest of society, including a Dutch colony that outlawed slavery in the 1660s and a Florida community created by Walt Disney. Ages 14–up.
A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund (Mar. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-310-74937-0). In this historical YA romance, a young maiden finds herself at odds with a wealthy knight when she dedicates her life to protecting the mistreated. Ages 13–up.
One Paris Summer by Denise Grover Swank (June 7, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-310-75516-6). Sophie tries to be excited about a summer in Paris, even though she’s angry at her father for divorcing her mother and moving to France. Ages 13–up.
Lots of Knock-Knock Jokes for Kids by Whee Winn (Feb. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-310-75062-8) collects more than 350 jokes. Ages 6–10.
The Super, Epic, Mega Joke Book for Kids by Whee Winn (June 7, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-310-75479-4) is a compendium of hundreds of jokes, riddles, tongue twisters, and more. Ages 6–10.
That’s Not Hay in My Hair by Juliette Turner (Mar. 8, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-310-73244-0). In a title based on her real-life experience, Juliette leaves behind Manhattan life for Texan farm life. Ages 8–12.
Remnants concludes with Season of Glory by Lisa Tawn Bergren (Mar. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-310-73566-3), ages 15–up.