Sasquatch/Little Bigfoot

If I Were a Whale by Shelley Gill, illus. by Erik Brooks (Feb. 21, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-63217-104-7) teaches about whales in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Arctic Oceans through illustrations and rhymes. Ages up to 3.

The Children’s Garden: Growing Food in the City by Carole Lexa Schaefer, illus. by Pierr Morgan (May 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-57061-984-7) is a new take on Schaefer’s 1994 book that invites children to experience urban farming through hands-on outdoor activity. Ages 4–8.

Curious Kids Nature Guide: Explore the Amazing Outdoors of the Pacific Northwest by Fiona Cohen, illus. by Marni Fylling (May 2, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-63217-083-5). Fun facts such as baby raccoons are smaller than a bar of soap showcase the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest. Ages 5–9.


Dolphin Dreams by Catherine Hapka (May 9, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-338-13642-5). Two friends share a fondness for a special dolphin whose wellbeing tests their friendship. Ages 8–12.


The Willow Falls series welcomes The Last Present by Wendy Mass (Feb. 28, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-545-31017-8), ages 8–12. Backstories moves forward with Batgirl: New Hero of the Night by Matthew Manning (Mar. 28, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-338-11741-7) and Darth Vader: Sith Lord (Feb. 28, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-338-02982-6), ages 8–12. Bobs and Tweets bounces along with Perfecto Pet Show by Pepper Springfield, illus. by Kristy Caldwell (Jun. 27, hardcover, $9.99 ISBN 978-0-545-87073-3), ages 4–8.

Sam Battles the Machine! by Jack Chabert, illus. by Sam Ricks (Apr. 25, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-87378-9) is the sixth installment of the Eerie Elementary series. Howl at the Moon is the third volume in Haggis and Tank Unleashed by Jessica Young, illus. by James Burks (May 9, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-04525-3), Ages 5–7. More additions to Branches are March of the Vanderpants (The Notebook of Doom #12) by Troy Cummings (June 27, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-03452-3), ages 6-8, Baxter Is Missing (Owl Diaries #6) by Rebecca Elliott (Apr. 25, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-04284-9), and Super Rabbit Boy Powers Up! (Press Start! #2) by Thomas Flintham (May 9, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-03473-8), ages 5-7.

Peppa Pig adds several new titles including Peppa Visits the Aquarium by Meredith Rusu (Feb. 28, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-338-05417-0), Around the World with Peppa (June 27, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-338-13980-8); George’s New Dinosaur (June 27, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-338-13976-1) by Eone; and Princess Peppa by Annie Auerbach (July 25, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-545-62786-3), ages 3–5.

Flying onto the The Lego Batman Movie series are 8x8 #2 by Michael Petranek (Feb. 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-11817-9), ages 4–8, and Reader #2 by Scholastic Ages 6–8. Other Lego titles include: Lego City’s Police Pursuit! (Lego City) by Meredith Rusu (Feb. 28, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-338-11750-9), ages 4–8; Lego DC Super Heroes’ 5-Minute Super Hero Stories by Scholastic (July 25, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-15946-2, ages 4–8.

Lego Nexo Knights adds a reader, Macy and the King’s Tournament by Scholastic (Apr. 25, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-338-05558-0, ages 6–8; Pocket Book of Powers by Len Forgione (June 27, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-338-11810-0), ages 7–10; and Lego Nexo Knights: Knights Academy adds Book 2 by Max Brallier (July 25, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-04184-2). Ages 7–10.Lego Ninjago Movie adds Reader by Kate Howard (July 25, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-338-13966-2), ages 4–8; and Novel by Scholastic (July 25, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-338-13971-6), ages 7–10.

Lego Nonfiction continues with Big Book of Animals (Feb. 28, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-13007-2), Bug Off! (Feb. 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-13015-7, and Mighty Machines . (Feb. 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-13020-1) by Scholastic; and Emergency! (June 27, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-14914-2) and Volcanoes (June 27, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-338-14913-5) by Penelope Arlon. All ages 4-8.

Six new titles join Pokémon including; Alola Reader #1) by Maria S. Barbo (June 27, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-338-14864-0), ages 4–8; Alola Chapter Book #1 by Scholastic (June 27, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-14861-9), ages 7–10; and three new chapter books.

Among new Pokémon readers are Ninja in the Kitchen (Level 1: Moby Shinobi) by Luke Flowers (Apr. 25, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-545-93534-0), ages 4-6; Here, Kitty, Kitty (Level 2: Pet Charms #3) by Amy Edgar, illus. by Jomike Tejido (June 27, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-338-04591-8), ages 5–7; Bizarre Birds (Scholastic Reader, Level 2) by Sandra Horning (Feb. 28, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-338-04725-7), ages 6–8; and Icky Sticky Readers: Splendid Sea Creatures (Scholastic Reader, Level 2) by Laaren Brown (Mar. 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-14416-1), ages 6–8.

Shopkins picks up five new titles including Comic Collection by Tristan Demers (June 27, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-338-14857-2), and Shop the Vote by Sydney Malone (June 27, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-13556-5), ages 4–8. A Piece of Cake by Meredith Rusu (Apr. 25, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-338-13558-9), ages 4–8, and Hooray for Shoppywood! by Judy Katschke (Apr. 25, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-12856-7), ages 6–8, are new Shopkins: Shoppies stories. And Star Wars: Jedi Academy shines on with The Force Oversleeps (July 25, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-545-87574-5), ages 8-12.

Additions to the world of Harry Potter books are: Neville Longbottom: Cinematic Guide by Felicity Baker (Apr. 25, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-338-16950-8) Ages 7–10, The Houses of Hogwarts: Cinematic Guide by Felicity Baker (Apr. 25, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-338-12861-1). Ages 8–12. Talent Showdown is a new Pokémon Chapter Book by Tracey West (May 30, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-17591-2). Ages 7–10.

The third installment of American Girl: Contemporary MG Series 1 is Novel 3 by Kellen Hertz (Apr. 25, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-338-11757-8); while American Girl: Contemporary MG Series 2, launches with Novel 1 by Jen Calonita (Apr. 25, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-338-13705-7). Ages 8–12. And American Girl: Girl of the Year: 2017 tetralogy continues with Novel 2 by Teresa E. Harris (Apr. 25, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-338-13700-2), ages 8–12.


I Will Love You by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Lisa Anchin (Mar. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-80310-6) reinforces a mother’s never-ending love for a child. Ages 3–5.

Papercuttables by David Landis (Mar. 28, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-545-83488-9) combines adventure and paper craft in a story that features a dinosaur named Sleepysaurus and a sugar-loving plant named Sweet Root. Ages 7–10.


StoryPlay Books adds a quartet of titles; Down by the Cool of the Pool by Tony Mitton, illus. by Guy Parker-Rees (May 30, hardcover, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-338-15841-0), The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf by Mark Teague (May 30, hardcover, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-338-15774-1), We’re Going on a Spooky Ghost Hunt by Ken Geist, illus. by Guy Francis (June 27, hardcover, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-338-14189-4), and Maybe a Bear Ate It by Robie H. Harris, illus. by Michael Emberly ((May 30, hardcover, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-338-16110-6).

Stinky Face offers It’s Time for School by Lisa McCourt (June 27, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-338-13582-4). There Was an Old Lady adds There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat! by Lucille Colandro, illus. by Jared Lee (July 25, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-338-13580-0, ages up to 3.

Scholastic/Chicken House

The Apprentice Witch by James Nicol (July 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-11858-2) centers on Arianwyn who has flunked her witch’s assessment and must face her archrival. Ages 8–12.

Boy X by Dan Smith (Feb. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-06564-0) is a survival adventure starring Ash McCarthy who has been kidnapped to a remote tropical island. Ages 8–12.

Moon Princess by Barbara Laban (July 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-11855-1). Set in Shanghai, this mystery-adventure focuses on a girl whose mother has disappeared. Ages 8–12.

Who Let the Gods Out? by Maz Evans (Mar. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-06556-5) features a boy whose life becomes intertwined with a 1,964-year-old-girl, Zeus, and the rest of the Olympians. Ages 8–12.

Washed Ashore by Kerr Thomson (May 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-90420-9) follows teens caught up in the mystery of the body of a whale and a man who wash up on a wild Scottish island. Ages 12–up.

Scholastic en Español

¿Cómo eligen sus mascotas los dinosaurios? by Jane Yolen, illus. by Mark Teague (June 27, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-338-16020-8). In this book, enormous dinosaur children surprise their parents by bringing home a wild menagerie of unusual pets. Ages 3–5.

Los pingüinos adoran los colores/Penguins Love Colors by Sarah Aspinall (Apr. 25, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-338-12776-8) introduces colors through the antics of six creative penguins. Ages 4–8.

Gaby, perdida y encontrada by Angela Cervantes (Apr. 25, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-545-84843-5) tells the story of a girl whose mother has been deported and is looking for a “forever home” for herself and her favorite shelter cat. Ages 8–12.


New to Clifford is Clifford va a kindergarten by Norman Bridwell (June 27, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-338-04504-8). Ages 3–5. Hombre Mosca welcomes ¡Hombre Mosca contra el matamoscas! by Tedd Arnold (June 27, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-545-64613-0). Ages 4–8. And Peppa Pig presents Peppa va a nadar, illus. by Eone (Apr. 25, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-338-14499-4). Ages 3–5.


Evil Emperor Penguin by Laura Ellen Anderson (Apr. 25, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-338-13274-8). An evil penguin wants to take over the world with the help of a polite octopus and a snowman who loves hugs. Ages 7–10.

Lesser Spotted Animals by Martin Brown (Dec., $18.99978-1-338-08934-9). With humor and wit, this book presents animals that you never get to see, from the numbat to the zorilla, and everything in between. Ages 7-10.

Eden Summer by Liz Flanagan (June 27, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-12120-9). In order to find her friend who has gone missing, Jess retraces the summer they spent together and uncovers secrets. Ages 12–up.

Wild Lily by K.M. Peyton (Feb. 28, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-08160-2). Set in the 1920s, this coming-of age-story revolves around Lily who falls in love with the rich and arrogant Anthony. Ages 12–up.

The Wrong Train by Jeremy de Quidt (July 25, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-12125-4) collects scary stories about train nightmares. Ages 12–up.


Toby Goes to School by Franck Girard, illus. by Serge Bloch (June 27, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-545-85283-8). Toby, the class clown, is popular with friends, but the adults in his life aren’t laughing. Ages 7–10.

The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship by Philip Pullman, illus by Fred Fordham (May 30, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-338-14912-8). In this graphic novel adventure, John Blake and his mysterious ship are doomed to sail between the centuries, searching for a way home. Ages 8–12.

Time Shifters by Chris Grine (May 30, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-545-92657-7). When Luke investigates an eerie blue glow in the woods behind his house, he stumbles upon a robot Abraham Lincoln riding a friendly dinosaur, and a sassy ghost. Ages 8–12.


New to Cleopatra in Space is The Golden Lion by Mike Maihack (June 27, hardcover, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-545-83871-9), and the Newts Trilogy concludes with Battle for Amphibopolis by Doug TenNapel (June 27, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-545-67664-9), ages 8–12.


A Squash and a Squeeze by Julia Donaldson, illus. by Axel Scheffler (Dec., $16.99, 978-138-05220-6) brings back this long out-of print-edition of this story. Ages 3-5.

The Too-Scary Story by Bethanie Murguia (June 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-73242-0). Grace wants Papa to tell her a scary bedtime story, but her little brother doesn’t want it to be too scary. Ages 3–5.

Back to School with Bigfoot by Samantha Berger and Martha Brockenbrough, illus. by Dave Pressler (June 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-85973-8) is a first day of school story told from the point of view of a hairy giant. Ages 4–8.

Wordplay by Adam Lehrhaupt, illus. by Jared Chapman (July 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-93428-2). When the parts of speech gather, Verb is always the star—until Noun comes along. Ages 4–8.

Braced by Alyson Gerber (Mar. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-90214-4). Just as she is about to face a great year at school with good friends, soccer and an almost boyfriend, Rachel learns that her scoliosis has gotten worse and she will have to wear a full body brace. Ages 8–12.

In the Shadow of the Sun by Anne Sibley O’Brien (June 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-90574-9) is a survival tale set in North Korea about a brother and sister who must save their father, who has been arrested for spying. Ages 8–12.

The Lotterys Plus One by Emma Donoghue, illus. by Caroline Hadilaksono (Mar. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-92581-5). The debut children’s book from the author of Room centers on what happens when a grandfather with dementia comes to live with a large, unruly, and unconventional family. Ages 8–12.

A Promising Life: A Novel of Coming of Age with America by Emily Arnold McCully (July 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-439-31445-9). Set in 19th-century St. Louis, Jean Baptiste Charonneau learns first-hand the clash between what some call progress and the consequences it has for Native Americans. Ages 12–up.

Honestly Ben by Bill Konigsberg (Mar. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-85826-7). In this companion to Openly Straight, Ben confronts pressure at school and repression at home, as he figures out what it takes to be truly himself. Ages 14–up.

Into the Hurricane by Neil Connelly (June 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-85381-1). Two teens who have recently lost loved ones find themselves trapped on an island when a deadly hurricane approaches. Ages 14–up.


Big and Little Are Best Friends: A Story of Two Friends by Michael Garland (May 9, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-545-87097-9). In this rhyming concept book, an elephant and a mouse, opposites in almost every way, are best friends. Ages 3–5.

Jack and the Beanstalk and the French Fries by Mark Teague (July 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-91431-4) is a retelling of the classic story in which Jack and the Giant opt for French fries over beans. Ages 3–5.

Monster’s New Undies by Samantha Berger, illus. by Tad Carpenter (June 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-87973-6) offers a rhyming tale of self-reliance via a monster who needs a new pair of undies. Ages 3–5.

Happy Dreamer by Peter H. Reynolds (Mar. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-86501-2) celebrates dreaming big and finding your own unique path to happiness. Ages 4–8.

Scholastic Nonfiction

TBH: A True Story Collab by Hunter March (Apr. 25, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-05399-9). March, the face of AwesomenessTV, interviews YouTube stars who share never-before-told stories about family, friendship, love, heartbreak, and more. Ages 12–up.


Fact Attack, a new series about weird and crazy facts, launches with The Wacky World of Living Things: Plants and Animals by Melvin Berger and Gilda Berger, illus. by Ed Miller (June 27, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-338-03839-2), ages 6–8.

Scholastic Paperbacks

Boo La La #1: School for Ghost Girls by Rebecca Gómez (July 25, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-91798-8) launches a new series about Boo Academy, the world’s premier haunting school. Ages 6–8.


The Wish Novel series continues with four new titles: Allie, First at Last by Angela Cervantes (June 27, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-545-81268-9), Best Friend Next Door by Carolyn Mackler (July 25, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-545-70945-3), ages 8–12, and Donut Go Breaking My Heart (Apr. 25, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-338-13742-2), and You’re Bacon Me Crazy by Suzanne Nelson (Mar. 28, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-338-09919-5), ages 9–12. The Bad Guys reappear in The Bad Guys in the Furball Strikes Back by Aaron Blabey (Apr. 25, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-338-08749-9). ages 7–10. And Creepella von Cacklefur adds The Haunted Dinosaur by Geronimo Stilton (July 25, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-338-08789-5), ages 7–10.

Dr. KittyCat purrs on with Pumpkin the Hamster by Jane Clarke (May 9, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-94193-8). ages 7–10. A new series, Friendship Fairies, launches with four titles: Esther the Kindness Fairy (June 27, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-15767-3), Mary the Sharing Fairy (June 27, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-15768-0), Mimi the Laughter Fairy (June 27, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-15769-7), and Clare the Caring Fairy (June 27, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-15770-3), all by Daisy Meadows, ages 7–10. And Geronimo Stilton adds eight new titles including: Operation: Secret Recipe (Geronimo Stilton #66) (June 27, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-338-08782-6), The Ship of Secrets (Geronimo Stilton and the Kingdom of Fantasy #10) (June 27, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-08880-9), The Smelly Search (Geronimo Stilton Cavemice #13), The Mysterious Message (Geronimo Stilton Micekings #5) (July 25, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-338-08872-4), and Pirate Spacecat Attack (Geronimo Stilton Spacemice #10 (May 9, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-338-08860-1), ages 7–10.

Goosebumps SlappyWorld adds two titles: Attack of the Jack (June 27, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-338-06836-8) and Slappy Birthday to You (Feb. 28, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-338-06828-3) by R.L. Stine, ages 8–12. Happily Ever Afterlife adds Crushed (July 25, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-545-93257-8) and Ghostcoming! (July 25, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-545-93256-1) by Orli Zuravicky, ages 8–12. The Titanic Treasure by Eric Luper (Apr. 25, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-14926-5) is a new Key Hunters story, ages 7-10. And Little Rhino continues with Trophy Night by Ryan Howard and Krystle Howard, illus. by Erwin Madrid (Mar. 28, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-338-05238-1), ages 7–10.

Ghost Attack by David Lubar (June 27, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-87348-2) launches the Monster Itch series for ages 7-10. Lola by Ellen Miles (May 9, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-06910-5) finds a home in the Puppy Place series, ages 7-10. Added to Rainbow Magic is Carmen the Cheerleading Fairy by Daisy Meadows (May 9, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-338-05484-2), ages 7–10. And Meadows pens four tales for the new Rainbow Magic Storybook Fairies series: Elle the Thumbelina Fairy (Feb. 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-05495-8), Mariana the Goldilocks Fairy (Feb. 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-05499-6), Rosalie the Rapunzel Fairy (Feb. 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-05502-3), and Ruth the Red Riding Hood Fairy (Feb. 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-05505-4), ages 7–10. Unicorn in New York debuts with Louie Lets Loose! (May 30, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-05508-5) and Louie Takes the Stage! by Rachel Hamilton (May 30, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-05512-2), ages 7–10. And another new series, Victor Shmud, Total Expert, takes off with Let’s Do a Thing! by Jim Benton (May 30, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-545-93229-5), ages 7–10.

Geronimo Stilton marches forward with its 66th title, Operation: Secret Recipe (June 27, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-338-08782-6), ages 7-10; and the subsets of the series boast new titles as well. Geronimo Stilton and the Kingdom of Fantasy adds its 10th, The Ship of Secrets (June 27, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-08880-9). Geronimo Stilton Cavemice welcomes two newbies: Shoo, Caveflies! (June 27, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-338-08866-3), and The Smelly Search, (Feb. 28, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-338-08863-2). Stay Strong, Geronimo! (Mar. 28, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-338-08869-4). and The Mysterious Message (July 25, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-338-08872-4) are the fourth and fifth books in the Geronimo Stilton Micekings series. Geronimo Stilton Spacemice squeaks forward with Pirate Spacecat Attack (May 9, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-338-08860-1); and Thea Stilton presents Thea Stilton and the Frozen Fiasco. May 30, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-338-08786-4). All titles are by Geronimo Stilton for ages 7-10.

Scholastic Point

The Beautiful Lost by Luanne Rice (June 27, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-11107-1). After Maia’s mother leaves, she embarks on a road trip to reunite with her and is unexpectedly joined by Billy, with whom she is secretly in love. Ages 12–up.

Just Another Girl by Elizabeth Eulberg (Mar. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-95628) is a tale of how battle lines are drawn between girls even though they don’t know each other. Ages 12–up.

Lucky in Love by Kasie West (July 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-05801-7). When the serious and diligent Maddie wins the lottery, her world is upended and she doesn’t know whom to trust. Ages 12–up.

The Wonder of Us by Kim Culbertson (Apr. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-73151- When Riya moves to Berlin, her lifelong friendship with Abby is at risk, so she plans an epic adventure to keep them from growing apart. Ages 12–up.

Worthy by Donna Cooner (Mar. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-90393-6) is a story of bullying and superficiality that centers on a high school where an addictive new app rates relationships and creates turmoil. Ages 12–up.

No Good Deed by Goldy Moldavsky (May 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-86751-1) is a follow-up to Kill the Boy Band in which teenage activist Gregor Maravilla’s summer at Camp Save the World turns into cutthroat warfare when a competition for a prize is announced. Ages 14–up.

Scholastic Press

Dog on a Frog? by Kes Gray, Claire Gray, illus. by Jim Field (July 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-11695-3). In this sequel to Frog on a Log?, animal rhyme pairs show that every animal has special places to sit. Ages 3–5.

Mama Lion Wins the Race by Jon J. Muth (July 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-85282-1). Racing teams starring lions, tigers, pandas and more set off on a car race that shows how the journey is more important than crossing the finish line first. Ages 3–5.

Pig the Winner by Aaron Blabey (June 27, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-13638-8). Pig is a cheater and a sore loser but when he challenges his friend to a kibble-eating contest, he might finally learn a lesson about playing nice. Ages 3–5.

Plankton Is Pushy by Jonathan Fenske (Apr. 25, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-09896-9). In this underwater picture book, Plankton tries to get Mussel to open his mouth. Ages 3–5.

The Queen’s Handbag by Steve Antony (May 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-03293-2). In this search & find book, a chase to find the Queen’s stolen handbag takes the reader all over the U.K.’s greatest landmarks. Ages 3–5.

Tool School by Joan Holub, illus. by James Dean (July 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-68520-7). Five household tools come to life and teach that teamwork makes a difference. Ages 3–5.

Are We Still Friends? by Ruth Horowitz, illus. by Blanca Gomez (Feb. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-64521-8). A friendship between a beekeeper and an apple grower is strained by a bee sting and a misunderstanding. Ages 4–8.

Billy Bloo Is Stuck in Goo by Jennifer Hamburg, illus. by Ross Burach (July 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-88015-2) is a rhyming read-aloud. Ages 4–8.

Hats Off to You! by Karen Beaumont, illus. by LeUyen Pham (Feb. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-47423-8). In this sequel to Shoe-La-La!, three friends go to Chez Chapeaux to search for perfect hats for their mothers. Ages 4–8.

Old Turtle: Questions of the Heart by Douglas Wood, illus. by Greg Ruth (Mar. 28, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-439-32111-2). This companion to Old Turtle provides more inspiration, solace and hope for young readers. Ages 4–8.

Penguin Day by Nic Bishop (Feb. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-20636-5). Photographs of rockhopper penguins show how their families are just like ours. Ages 4–8.

Rolling Thunder by Kate Messner, illus. by Greg Ruth (Apr. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-47012-4) honors veterans and their families with a story of the annual Memorial Day Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom Parade in Washington, D.C. Ages 4–8.

Ugly Cat & Pablo by Isabel Quintero, illus. by Tom Knight (Apr. 25, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-545-94091-7) launches a series about a not-so-attractive cat and his well-dressed mouse friend. Ages 7–10.

Army Brats by Daphne Benedis-Grab (Mar. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-93205-9). The story of the Bailey family, who have just moved to an army base with a secret. Ages 8–12.

Beanstalker and Other Hilarious Scarytales by Kiersten White (July 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-94060-3). Fairytales take on a spooky twist and feature princes and princesses who are zombies and vampires. Ages 8–12.

Defender of the Realm by Mark Huckerby, Nick Ostler (Mar. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-93666-8). In this tale, an ordinary girl and a prince battle for the fate of Great Britain. Ages 8–12.

Dirt by Denise Orenstein (July 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-92585-3) demonstrates the power of friendship by way of a scrawny, friendless girl and a rambunctious pony. Ages 8–12.

Family Game Night and Other Catastrophes by Mary E. Lambert (Feb. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-93198-4) focuses a girl who is coping with a mother who is a hoarder. Ages 8–12.

The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson (Feb. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-05392-0). In this debut novel, a boy struggling with severe OCD is at the center of the kidnapping of the toddler next door. Ages 8–12.

Hear the Wolves by Victoria Scott (Mar. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-04358-7) is a survival story centering on Sloan, who is terrified to stay alone during a storm after losing her hearing in one ear. Ages 8–12.

How to Speak Dolphin by Ginny Rorby (Mar. 28, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-545-67607-6) tells the story of a girl who struggles to help her autistic half-brother who bonds with a captive dolphin. Ages 8–12.

Keys to the City by Lisa Schroeder (May 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-90738-5). Lindy’s summer homework assignment to find her true passion takes her through the streets of New York accompanied by a friendly dog. Ages 8–12.

Making Bombs for Hitler by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch (Feb. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-93191-5). When Lida, who is not Jewish, is sent to a Nazi work camp and assigned to make bombs, she plans sabotage. Ages 8–12.

Otherwise Known as Possum by Maria Laso (Feb. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-92795-6). After losing her mother, the heretofore home-schooled—and mischievous—Possum Porter sturggles when she is sent to a real school. Ages 8–12.

The Princess and the Page by Christina Farley (Mar. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-92409-2) is a mystical adventure about a pulls-no-punches princess and the power of her magical pen inspired by the life and times of Gabrielle d’Estrées, a 16th-century French princess. Ages 8–12.

Reformed by Justin Weinberger (Mar. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-90252-6). Nice kid and nerd Ian is the victim of a prank gone wrong and ends up in bully reform school. Ages 8–12.

Restart by Gordon Korman (May 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-05377-7). A bully gets a fresh start after a memory-loss-inducing accident, but can he really change? Ages 8–12.

Slacker by Gordon Korman (Apr. 25, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-545-82316-6) features slacker Cameron Boxer who forms a fake school club to do good deeds but is forced to take it seriously. Ages 8–12.

Stealing Our Way Home by Cecilia Galante (June 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-04296-2). After Jack and Pippa’s mom dies, their father falls apart and Jake and Pippa speak out to save the family. Ages 8–12.

This Is Just a Test by Wendy Wan-Long Shang and Madelyn Rosenberg (June 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-03772-2). As he prepares for his bar mitzvah, David Da-Wei Horowitz is caught in a culture clash of his Jewish and Chinese grandmothers, and worries about a nuclear attack. Ages 8–12.

The Trail by Meika Hashimoto (July 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-03586-5). Toby and Lucas planned to hike the Appalachian trail together, but now Toby has to do it on his own. Ages 8–12.

Wandmaker’s Apprentice by Ed Masessa (July 25, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-545-86177-9). Henry Leach the Eighth and his sister, Brianna, have survived a faulty spell, defeated a wicked spellcaster, and saved the world, but now they must convince Grand Wand Master Coralis to take them on as apprentices. Ages 8–12.

Night Witches: A Novel of World War Two by Kathryn Lasky (Mar. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-68298-5) is an historical fiction adventure starring Valya, who joins a brigade of teen girl fighter pilots. Ages 9–12.

Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx by Sonia Manzano (July 25, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-545-62185-4) plunges the reader into a troubled and loving Latino family in the Bronx in the 1950s. Ages 12–up.

Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson (May 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-06869-6) is the first of a duology that reimagines “Swan Lake,” featuring Princess Evelayn of Eadrolan who fears a corrupt king. Ages 12–up.

Frogkisser! by Garth Nix (Feb. 28, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-05208-4). When Princess Anya is forced to live with her evil stepfather, she embarks on a quest to free herself and her land. Ages 12–up.

The Lines We Cross by Randa Abdel-Fattah (May 9, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-11866-7). Michael questions his parent’s anti-immigration stance when a beautiful, smart, and funny Muslim refugee shows up at school. Ages 12–up.

Prisoner of War: A Novel of World War II by Michael P. Spradlin (June 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-85783-3) explores the harsh realities of the Bataan Death March and captivity on the Pacific front during World War II through the eyes of a young prisoner of war. Ages 12–up.

Overturned by Lamar Giles (Mar. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-81250-4) revolves around Nikki Tate who gambles illegally to get out of Las Vegas where her father has been convicted of murder. Ages 12–up.

Velocity by Chris Wooding (Feb. 28, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-545-94494-6) is a thriller about two friends—a race car builder and driver who face Widowmaker, a deadly three-day race. Ages 12–up.

Hearts & Other Body Parts by Ira Bloom (Mar. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-03073-0). Sisters Esme, Katy, and Ronnie are smart, talented, and gorgeous witches who meet their match when monsters come to high school. Ages 14–up.


Bowser and Birdie offers two by Spencer Quinn: Arf (Apr. 25, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-545-64335-1), and Bow Wow (June 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-09134-2, ages 8–12. Graceful (May 30, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-545-77314-0), is the final story of the Willow Falls series by Wandy Mass, ages 8–12, and The Bad Guys return in Mission Unpluckable by Aaron Blabey (Feb. 28, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-545-91241-9), ages 7–10.

The Brewster Triplets add Revenge of the Happy Campers by Jennifer Ziegler (Apr. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-09119-9), ages 8–12. The second Everland title is Umberland by Wendy Spinale (May 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-95318-4), ages 12–up. And Super Slug of Doom by Matty Long (June 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-05435-4) is a new Super Happy Magic Forest Story, ages 4–8.

I Survived True Stories storms ahead with Tornado Terror: True Tornado Survival Stories and Amazing Facts from History and Today by Lauren Tarshis (Feb. 28, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-545-91943-2), ages 7–10. Welcome to Camp Woggle by Adele Griffin, illus. by Mike Wu (May 9, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-545-73291-8) joins Oodlethunks, ages 8–12. The Pip Bartlett series adds Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Unicorn Training by Maggie Stiefvater, and Jackson Pearce (Feb. 28, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-545-70929-3, ages 8–12. And Ranger in Time marches on with Escape from the Great Earthquake by Kate Messner, illus. by Kelley McMorris (June 27, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-545-90983-9), ages 7–10.

A new chapter book series, Remy Sneakers, launches with Remy Sneakers vs. the Robo-Rats by Kevin Sherry (Apr. 25, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-338-03460-8), ages 7–10; while another new series, The Spy Next Door, debuts with Mutant Rat Attack! by Jay Cooper (Feb. 28, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-545-93297-4), ages 7–10. And Vega Jane welcomes The Width of the World by David Baldacci (Feb. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-83196-3), ages 9–12.

Wings of Fire flies on with Escaping Peril (June 27, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-545-68545-0) and Storm of Sands (June 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-68547-4) by Tui T. Sutherland, ages 8–12. The Wish List launches with Worst Fairy Godmother Ever! by Sarah Aronson (May 30, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-545-94151-8), ages 8–12.

Seven Stories/Triangle Square

Ann at Highwood Hall by Robert Graves, illus. by Edward Ardizzone (Apr. 11, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60980-743-6) is a reproduction of the children’s book of verse evoking the world of Victorian England, originally published 50 years ago. Ages 5–9.

The Siege and Fall of Troy by Robert Graves (Apr. 11, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-1-60980-742-9) is a newly designed edition of Graves’s 1965 book that brings the Trojan War to life. Ages 8–12.

Shadow Mountain


Dragonwatch: A Fablehaven Adventure by Brandon Mull (Mar. 14, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62972-256-6) is a sequel to Fablehaven. Ages 8–up.

Silver Dolphin

My First Words, illus. by Aino-Maija Metsola ( (Apr. 11, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-62686-968-4) helps children learn their first words. Ages 1–up.

Sleepyhead, illus. by Flora Chang (Mar. 14, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-62686-874-8) is a bedtime story that has children look, point, touch, count, and say goodnight to their animal friends. Ages 1–up.

Dig, Dig, Digger! by Gareth Lucas (Apr. 11, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-62686-936-3) is a sound book with buttons that features hippos, bears, camels and other animals who build a playground. Ages 3–up.

Dinos on Deck! by Gareth Lucas (June 13, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-62686-938-7). A dinosaur adventure story on the high seas. Ages 3–up.

Kisses for Kindergarten by Macky Pamintuan, illus. by Livingstone Crouse (June 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62686-703-1) is a read-aloud that features Stella, who has decided to stay home with her puppy instead of going to the first day of kindergarten. Ages 3–up.

My Fabulous Fairy Tale Collection (Feb. 14, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-62686-976-9) features six tales. Ages 3–up.

My First Animal ABC by A.J. Wood, illus. by Maurice Pledger (May 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62686-776-5) features fold-out pages that teach the alphabet and introduce animals from all over the world. Ages 3–up.

Push-Pull-Turn! Dump Truck Gets to Work! by Peter Bently, illus. by Joe Bucco (Apr. 11, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-62686-837-3) is an interactive book that brings a construction site to life. Ages 3–up.

Push-Pull-Turn! Fire Truck to the Rescue! by Peter Bently, illus. by Joe Bucco (June 13, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-62686-836-6) covers the world of fire trucks, fire stations and firefighters. Ages 3–up.

Push-Pull-Turn! Up in the Air! by Peter Bently, illus. by Joe Bucco (May 16, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-62686-838-0) is a rhyming story that focuses on flying vehicles. Ages 3–up.

Trace Race: Things That Go by Klara Hawkins, illus. by Andi Landes (May 16, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-62686-964-6) features a rocket ship, a train, a boat, and other things that go, and includes a die-cut path for toddlers to move their fingers along. Ages 3–up.

The Magnificent Book of Animals by Tom Jackson, illus. by Val Walerczuk (May 16, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62686-742-0) offers oversized pages with facts and illustrations about mammals. Ages 8–up.

The Magnificent Book of Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Creatures by Tom Jackson, illus. by Rudolf Farkas (Apr. 11, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62686-743-7) takes young readers back millions of years to the age of the dinosaur. Ages 8–up.

The Magnificent Book of Ocean Creatures by Tom Jackson, illus. by Val Walerczuk (June 13, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62686-744-4) showcases 36 animals that live undersea. Ages 8–up.


First Stories welcomes Beauty and the Beast (Feb. 7, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-62686-897-7), Cinderella (Mar. 14, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-62686-900-4), and Rapunzel (Mar. 14, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-62686-898-4), by Dan Taylor, ages 1–up. Up, Up, Up in the Tree by Maxime Lebrun (Apr. 11, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-62686-907-3) is a new Lift-and-Learn Peek-Through Book, ages 3–up. And Peek-a-Boo Sliders offers Construction (June 13, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-62686-732-1), and Pets (July 11, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-62686-768-0), illus. by Nathalie Choux, ages 1–up.

Simon & Schuster

Bad Guy by Hannah Barnaby, illus. by Mike Yamada (May 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6010-1) focuses on sibling rivalry and the special bond between brothers and sisters. Ages 4–8.

Magic Spell by Julie Paschkis (Apr. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-2210-9) transforms word play into fun via a magician and his trusty assistant. Ages 4–8.

Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima, (Feb. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6909-8). This debut picture book tells the story of a young unicorn, born under the sea, who thinks he’s a narwhal. Ages 4–8.

Sea Monkey & Bob by Aaron Reynolds, illus. by Debbie Ridpath Ohi (Apr. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-0676-5) features Bob the puffer fish and his best buddy Sea Monkey, who learn to overcome fear. Ages 4–8.

That Neighbor Kid by Daniel Miyares (May 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4979-3). When a girl finally says hello to the new boy next door, she makes a new friend—with a tree house! Ages 4–8.

Tidy by Emily (Mar. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8019-2) teaches lessons about the environment though Peter the badger, whose extreme tidiness threatens the entire forest. Ages 4–8.

We Are the Dinosaurs by Laurie Berkner, illus. by Ben Clanton (Mar. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6463-5) presents Berkner’s popular song in a picture book. Ages 4–8.

Bubble by Stewart Foster (May 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8742-9). Eleven-year-old Joe who has never had a life outside of the hospital finds hope with a new nurse. Ages 8–10.

The House of Months and Years by Emma Trevayne (Feb. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6255-6) is the story of a girl who must travel through time to save her family’s memories. Ages 8–12.

Spurt by Chris Miles (Feb. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7972-1). In this coming of age tale, a boy who’s the last in his class to go through puberty tries to fake it. Ages 11–14.

Be the One: Six True Stories of Teens Overcoming Hardship with Hope by Byron Pitts (May 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-8382-8) shares inspiring stories of six young people who overcame abuse, bullying, war, drug addiction and mental illness. Ages 12–up.

First We Were IV by Alexandra Sirowy (July 25, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7842-7) is a thriller in which a group of friends create a secret society that spirals out of control. Ages 12–up.

Mars One by Jonathan Maberry (Apr. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6161-0). Tristan falls in love just as he and his family are readying to leave Earth to be on the first mission to colonize Mars. Ages 12–up.

Save the Date by Morgan Matson (May 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-0457-0). Charlie’s high hopes for a perfect family weekend to celebrate her sister’s wedding are dashed when chaos prevails. Ages 12–up.

The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera (Feb. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7211-1) A debut coming-of-age tale set in the South Bronx that features Margot, whose shopping spree has forced her to work in her family’s struggling grocery store to pay off her debt. Ages 14–up.

Far from the Tree: Young Adult Edition—Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity... Our Differences Unite Us by Andrew Solomon, adapted by Laurie Calkhoven (July 25, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4090-5) adapts Solomon’s book that explores the impact of extreme differences between parents and children. Ages 14–up.

Here Lies Daniel Tate by Cristin Terrill (June 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8076-5). A street-savvy runaway looking for a place to call home realizes he might have conned his way into the wrong family. Ages 14–up.

Say No to the Bro by Kat Helgeson (May 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7193-0) centers on the drama and politics of high school when two teens become entangled in a cut-throat prom date auction. Ages 14–up.

Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee (June 6, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8933-1). In this novel about the pitfalls of Internet fame and peer pressure, Tash’s Web series goes viral. Ages 14–up.

Two Roads from Here by Teddy Steinkellner (June 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-3061-6) presents five high school seniors who experience potential outcomes of life-altering decisions. Ages 14–up.


Andy & Sandy presents Andy & Sandy and the Big Talent Show by Tomie dePaola, and Jim Lewis (June 13, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7947-9, ages 4–8. Anna, Banana, and the Little Lost Kitten by Anica Mrose Rissi, illus. by Meg Park joins the Anna Banana series, ages 6–10. FunJungle releases Panda-monium by Stuart Gibbs (Apr. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4567-2, ages 8–12. And Mike Lupica’s Home Team series scores with Point Guard (Mar. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-1003-8) ages 8–12.

The Kicks is back with Under Pressure by Alex Morgan (May 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8150-2), ages 8–12. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before follows up with Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han (Apr. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-3048-7), ages 12–up. In Over Their Heads by Margaret Peterson Haddix (Apr. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-1761-7) is a new Under Their Skin title, ages 8–12. First Class Murder by Robin Stevens (Apr. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-2218-5) is the third Wells & Wong Mystery, ages 10–up. And Dragon’s Green by Scarlett Thomas (May 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9784-8) is next up in the Worldquake Sequence, ages 9–12.


Beep Beep Beep Time for Sleep! by Claire Freedman, illus. by Richard Smythe (Mar. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9011-5). Sleepy machines settle in for the night in this rhyming book. Ages 4–7.

Way Past Bedtime by Tara Lazar, illus. by Rich Wake (Apr. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4952-6). Little Joseph turns into a bedtime super-sleuth as he tries to solve the mystery of what happens after the lights go out. Ages 4–7.

The Starry Giraffe by Andy Bergmann (June 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9100-6). A generous giraffe gives away all of his apples to his hungry friends. Ages 4–8.

Who Broke the Vase? by Jeffrey Turner (Apr. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7953-0). A little dog who accidentally breaks a vase struggles with fibbing. Ages 4–8.

Oakwing: A Fairy’s Tale by E.J. Clarke (May 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8191-5). In this debut novel, a 12-year-old girl finds herself on an epic adventure of tiny proportions after being transformed into a fairy. Ages 7–10.

American Pharoah: Triple Crown Champion by Shelley Fraser Mickle (Mar. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8070-3) tells the story of this beloved race horse and his handlers. Ages 8–12.

A Dash of Dragon by Heidi Lang and Kati Bartkowski (July 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7793-2) A 13-year-old master chef has a lot to prove as she tries to run a five-star restaurant that serves cooked monsters while outsmarting a greedy loan shark. Ages 8–12.

The Emperor’s Riddle by Kat Zhang (May 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7862-5). Mia Chen embarks on a hunt for a long-lost treasure while on a summer trip to China. Ages 8–12.

Fairest of Them All by Sarah Darer Littman (May 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5130-7). In this follow up to Charmed, I’m Sure, Sleeping Beauty’s daughter is cursed when she enters a design competition that requires a needle. Ages 8–12.

Holly Farb and the Princess of the Galaxy by Gareth Wronski (June 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7177-0). Kidnapped by aliens who mistake her for a princess, Holly fights to get back to Earth in time for a big test at school. Ages 8–12.

Moon Shadow by Erin Downing (May 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7521-1). Thirteen-year-old Lucia Frank discovers that she can become the girl she’s always wanted to be with the help of a little “moon magic.” Ages 8–12.

Rules for Thieves by Alexandra Ott (June 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7274-6). After orphan Alli Rosco is cursed with a deadly spell, she must join the legendary Thieves Guild to try and save herself. Ages 8–12.

William Wenton and the Impossible Puzzle by Bobbie Peers (May 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7825-0). A puzzle-solving genius is forced to use his skills to face a danger that has been lurking in the background for years. Ages 8–12.

Exit Strategy by Lauren Allbright (June 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7912-7). Twelve-year-old Ross tries to discover the formula for being funny and getting his classmates to like him in his new school. Ages 9–13.

Love You Like a Sister by Robin Palmer (May 23, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6642-4). Four soon-to-be-stepsisters must learn to work together as they try to make their parents’ wedding day a day to remember. Ages 9–13.

My Top Secret Dares & Don’ts by Trudi Trueit (Mar. 14, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6904-3). Kestrel must battle evil twin sisters and overcome her own worst fear to prevent the foreclosure of her grandmother’s beloved lodge. Ages 9–13.

Princesses, Inc. by Mari Mancusi (July 18, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7900-4). Hailey and her friends form a babysitters club in order to raise money to see their favorite YouTube star at a local ComicCon. Ages 9–13.

The Sleepover by Jen Malone (May 16, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5260-1). Three besties must piece together what happened after an epic sleepover goes awry. Ages 9–13.

Spring Break Mistake by Allison Gutknecht (Mar. 7, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7153-4). A tween uses her photography skills to track down a missing classmate during a class trip in New York City. Ages 9–13.

Star-Crossed by Barbara Dee (Mar. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7848-9). Mattie is chosen to play Romeo opposite her crush in the eighth-grade production of Shakespeare’s play. Ages 9–13.

Sydney Mackenzie Knocks ’Em Dead by Cindy Callaghan (Mar. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6569-4). Aspiring young actress Sydney moves to Delaware after her parents inherit a cemetery, and becomes involved in a mystery surrounding the Underground Railroad. Ages 9–13.

Willows vs. Wolverines by Alison Cherry (Apr. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6354-6). When Izzy and MacKenzie go to a new summer camp, an all-out boys vs. girls prank war ensues. Ages 9–13.

You Throw Like a Girl by Rachele Alpine (Feb. 14, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5984-6). During summer vacation Gabby is torn between competing in a beauty pageant and playing baseball. Ages 9–13.


Aleca Zamm launches with two titles about an ordinary 10-year-old with an extraordinary talent: Aleca Zamm Is a Wonder (June 6, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7060-5) and Aleca Zamm Is Ahead of Her Time (June 6, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7063-6). by Ginger Rue, illus. by Zoe Persico, ages 7–10. The Bow-wow Bus by Paul DuBois Jacobs and Jennifer Swender, illus. by Stephanie Laberis (Apr. 11, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6229-7) checks into the Animal Inn series, ages 7–10. And Crown of Three presents A Kingdom Rises by J.D. Rinehart (May 30, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-2449-3), ages 9–13.

Donny’s Inferno adds Down in Flames by P.W. Catanese (Apr. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-3803-2), ages 8–12. The Friendship Garden offers Starry Skies and Fireflies by Jenny Meyerhoff, illus. by Éva Chatelain (Feb. 7, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7051-3, ages 7–10. Nyx the Mysterious by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams (Apr. 4, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7014-8) is the latest Goddess Girls, ages 8–12. And The Great Mouse Detective returns with Basil and the Lost Colony (May 16, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6413-0) and Basil in the Wild West (Feb. 7, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6410-9) by Eve Titus, illus. by Paul Galdone, ages 6–9.

Heroes in Training carries on with Hermes and the Horse with Wings created by Joan Holub et al., illus. by Craig Phillips (Apr. 4, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8831-0), ages 6–9. And second up in The It Girl trilogy is Team Awkward by Katy Birchall (Mar. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6365-2), ages 9–13.

Jeter Publishing tosses out Baseball Genius by Tim Green and Derek Jeter (Mar. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6864-0), ages 8–12. Made by Hand offers Bicycles by Patricia Lakin (Feb. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7896-0), ages 8–12, and Skateboards by Patricia Lakin (Feb. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4833-8), ages 8-12.

Pony Swim by Judy Katschke, illus. by Serena Geddes (Mar. 7, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6988-3) joins Marguerite Henry’s Misty Inn series along with Teacher’s Pet (July 11, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6991-3), ages 7-10; while Marguerite Henry’s Ponies of Chincoteague concludes with The Road Home by Catherine Hapka (Apr. 11, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5996-9), ages 8–12.

Max welcomes three new novels: I Am Fartacus by Mark Maciejewski (Apr. 18, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6419-2), Under Locker and Key by Allison Hymas (Apr. 18, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6342-3), and The Wild Bunch by Jan Gangsei (July 11, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6828-2), ages 9–13.The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 2 by Rachel Renée Russell (June 6, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6003-3) is the second installment of this new series featuring middle-schooler Max Crumbly, ages 9–13. Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls launches a new series by Beth McMullen (July 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9020-7), ages 9–13. And Ice Cream Summer by Megan Atwood (May 2, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9047-4) is the first in a series of Orchard Novels about friends who live and work together on an apple orchard, ages 8–12.

Penelope Perfect presents Private List for Camp Success (Apr. 25, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6604-2), and Project Best Friend (Apr. 25, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6601-1) by Chrissie Perry, illus. by Marta Kissi, ages 7–10. Piper Morgan swims on with Piper Morgan Makes a Splash by Stephanie Faris, illus. by Lucy Fleming, ages 6–9. PIX adds This Little Piggy: An Owner’s Manual by Cyndi Marko, (June 13, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6826-8), ages 6-9. And three new titles join The Secret Rescuers series by Paula Harrison, illus. by Sophy Williams: The Baby Firebird (July 18, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7613-3), The Sky Unicorn (Mar. 7, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7610-2), and The Storm Dragon (Mar. 7, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7607-2), ages 7–10. Sparkle Spa shines on with Glam Opening! by Jill Santopolo, illus. by Cathi Mingus (June 20, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6395-9), ages 7-10. And Dragon Captives by Lisa McMann (Feb. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5681-4) joins The Unwanteds Quests, ages 8–12.

S&S/Aladdin/Beyond Words

Growing Friendships: A Kids’ Guide to Making and Keeping Friends by Eileen Kennedy-Moore and Christine McLaughlin (July 18, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-58270-588-0) features more than 200 cartoons that help kids with social skills. Ages 6–9.

The Book of What If..? Questions and Activities for Curious Minds by Matt Murrie and Andrew McHugh (Apr. 18, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-58270-528-6) asks questions to encourage kids to explore and engage with the world around them. Ages 8–12.


Be What You Want continues with So, You Want to Work with Animals? by J.M. Bedell (Apr. 4, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-58270-597-2), ages 8–12.


Firefighter Duckies! by Frank W. Dormer, (May 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6090-3). A story about the Firefighter Duckies, who rescue gorillas, whales and dinosaurs. Ages 4–8.

Halloween Good Night by Rebecca Grabill, illus. by Ella Okstad (July 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5061-4). This combination bedtime, Halloween, and counting tale features sweet, not scary, monsters. Ages 4–8.

The Music of Life: Bartolomeo Cristofori & the Invention of the Piano by Elizabeth Rusch, illus. by Marjorie Priceman (Apr. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4484-2). Biographer Rusch and two-time Caldecott Honor artist Priceman team up to tell the story of the invention of the world’s most popular instrument. Ages 4–8.

Rutabaga Boo! by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, illus. by Bonnie Adamson (Mar. 14, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-2461-5). Two simple words—rutabaga and boo—playfully celebrate the special bond between a mother and her son. Ages 4–8.

Super Manny! by Kelly DiPucchio, illus. by Stephanie Graegin (July 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5960-0). Manny can conquer zombie bears, cloud monsters and alien robots but must find his inner superpowers to overcome his real-life nemesis. Ages 4–8.

This House, Once by Deborah Freedman (Feb. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4284-8). Inviting readers to think about where things come from and what nature provides, this book asks: what was your home, once? Ages 4–8.

Tales for the Perfect Child by Florence Parry Heide, illus. by Sergio Ruzzier (Mar. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6379-9) offers a never-before-published story in this new edition of this chapter book. Ages 6–10.

Fables You Shouldn’t Pay Any Attention To by Florence Parry Heide and Sylvia Worth Van Clief, illus. by Sergio Ruzzier (July 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6382-9). This new edition of subversive fables is the companion to Tales for the Perfect Child. Ages 6–10.

One Shadow on the Wall by Leah Henderson (June 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6295-2). Set in Senegal, this tale is laced with magic realism about a boy who finds it impossible to keep the promise he made to his dying father. Ages 8–12.

Our Story Begins: Children’s Authors and Illustrators Share Fun, Inspiring, and Occasionally Ridiculous Things They Wrote and Drew as Kids, ed. by Elissa Brent Weissman (July 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7208-1) gathers childhood works by some of today’s foremost children’s authors and illustrators, revealing their nascent talent. Ages 8–12.

Three Pennies by Melanie Crowder (May 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7187-9). A girl in foster care tries to find her birth mother before she loses her forever. Ages 8–12.

Wormwood Mire by Judith Rossell (July 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4370-8). In this sequel to Withering-by-Sea, Stella is sent away to the moldering old family estate, where she discovers two odd cousins—and a mystery. Ages 8–12.

The Many Reflections of Miss Jane Deming by J. Anderson Coats (Feb. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6496-3) features a high-spirited young woman who is part of a group of Civil War widows and orphans brought to the frontier in the Washington Territory. Ages 10–up.

Quicksand Pond by Janet Taylor Lisle (May 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7222-7). Newbery Honor author Lisle spins a tale about a pivotal summer in two girls’ lives set on the shadowy and mysterious Quicksand Pond. Ages 10–up.

Murder Among the Stars by Adam Shankman and Laura L. Sullivan (June 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4790-4) In this sequel to Girl About Town, a murderer is picking off young Hollywood starlets gathered at the swanky Hearst Castle, and Lulu Kelly might be next—unless she can find the killer first. Ages 14–up.


Gaston and Friends follows up Gaston with Antoinette by Kelly DiPucchio, illus. by Christian Robinson (Feb. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5783-5), ages 4–8.


Priscilla Gorilla by Barbara Bottner, illus. by Michael Emberley (Mar. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5897-9). The day Priscilla gets a book about gorillas, she instantly becomes obsessed and her whole class goes gorilla. Ages 4–7.

All Ears, All Eyes by Richard Jackson, illus. by Katherine Tillotson (Mar. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-1571-2) is an homage to the melodies of nighttime for each critter that sings, hoots, or glows. Ages 4–8.

Cyclone by Doreen Cronin, illus. by TBA (May 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-3525-3). Nora’s blames herself when her cousin Riley falls into a coma after a ride on Coney Island’s famed rollercoaster. Ages 8–12.

Outside In by Jennifer Bradbury (June 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-6827-6) is based on the true story of a homeless 12-year-old in Chandigarh, India who stumbles on a secret garden full of sculptures and sees the possibility of another way of life. Ages 8–12.

The Whole Sky by Heather Henson (July 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-1405-1). When a devastating sickness spreads through a thoroughbred farm community, a young horse whisperer is determined to find out why all the foals are dying. Ages 8–12.


Spring brings a new Olivia story, Olivia the Spy by Ian Falconer (Apr. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5795-8), ages 4-8. The Bulldozer Books forge ahead with Bulldozer Helps Out by Candace Fleming, illus. by Eric Rohmann (May 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5894-8), ages 4–7. The Chicken Squad squawks again with Dark Shadows: Yes, Another Misadventure by Doreen Cronin, illus. by Stephen Gilpin (Mar. 14, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5049-2), ages 7–10. And Sam the Man offers Sam the Man & the Rutabaga Plan by Frances O’Roark Dowell, illus. by Amy June Bates (Feb. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4069-1), ages 6–9.


Bob and Tom by Denys Cazet (July 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6140-5). Two bumbling and bored turkeys try to figure out what to do with their day. Ages 4–8.

S&S/Beach Lane

Can an Aardvark Bark? by Melissa Stewart, illus. by Steve Jenkins (June 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5852-8) explores the many sounds of all kinds of animals from salamanders to porcupines. Ages 2–8.

Feathers and Hair, What Animals Wear by Jennifer Ward, illus. by Jing Jing Tsong (Mar. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-3081-4) shows the feathers, fur, skin, or hair of different animals. Ages 2–8.

Shake a Leg, Egg! by Kurt Cyrus, (Mar. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5848-1) celebrates the excitement and anticipation of a soon-to-be born-baby by way of a family of geese. Ages 2–8.

We Love You, Rosie! by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Linda Davick (Feb. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-6511-4). A day in the life of Rosie the dog teaches the concept of opposites. Ages 3–7.

King Louie’s Shoes by D.J. Steinberg, illus. by Robert Neubecker (July 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-2657-2). When King Louie XIV dons high heels to make him appear taller and falls on the dance floor, he learns a lesson about his subjects. Ages 4–8.

My Little Fox by Rick Chrustowski (May 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6961-6). Rhyming text tells the tale of fox’s first year of life right next to his Mama. Ages up to 5.

The Secret Project by Jonah Winter, illus. by Jeanette Winter (Feb. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6913-5). Set in New Mexico, this book tells the story of the creation of the atomic bomb. Ages 5–8.

Life by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Brendan Wenzel (June 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5162-8) offers a meditation on finding beauty around us every day and finding strength in adversity. Ages 5–up.


Lighthouse Family welcomes The Sea Lion by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Preston McDaniels (Mar. 14, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6025-5), ages 6–10. And Pug & Pig tugs along with Pug & Pig Trick-or-Treat by Sue Lowell Gallion, illus. by Joyce Wan (July 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4977-9), ages 2–8.


The Maddie Diaries: A Memoir by Maddie Ziegler (Mar. 7, hardcover, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-5011-5066-1). A teen dance prodigy explains the hard work she put into her rise to stardom and offers the lessons she’s learned. Ages 14–up.

S&S/Little Simon

Baby’s Big Busy Book by Karen Katz (Feb. 7, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8830-3). Baby wakes up, eats, and gets ready to play in this jumbo-sized busy book featuring touch-and-feels, lift-the-flaps, mirrors, and more. Ages 1–4.

Catch Me If You Can by Cindy Jin, illus. by Stephan Lomp (May 30, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9218-8) is an interactive book in which young readers’ fingers become a part of the reading experience. Ages 1–4.

The Road That Trucks Built by Susanna Leonard Hill, illus. by Erica Sirotich (June 6, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9546-2). Teamwork

is the lesson in this book based on the nursery rhyme, “The House That Jack Built.” Ages 4–7.

Dragons Rule, Princesses Drool! by Courtney Pippin-Mathur (May 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6138-2). When princesses invade the dragon’s land, how will they ever learn to get along? Ages 4–8.

Delivery Trucks! by Jeffrey Burton, illus. by Jay Cooper (May 30, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9219-5) is a truck-shaped, lift-the-flap book about delivery trucks. All ages.


It’s Raining, It’s Pouring by Poppy Green, illus. by Jennifer A. Bell (Mar. 7, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8589-0) is the lastest installment of The Adventures of Sophie Mouse, ages 5–9. The Bear Books add Bear Counts by Karma Wilson, illus. by Jane Chapman (July 4, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9952-1), ages 2–5. Captain Awesome flies on with Captain Awesome Takes Flight by Stan Kirby, illus. by George O’Connor (May 2, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9441-0), ages 5-9. And two titles join The Critter Club: Amy on Park Patrol (May 9, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9432-8) and Marion and the Secret Letter (Feb. 28, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8702-3) by Callie Barkley, illus. by Tracy Bishop, ages 5–9.

Daisy Dreamer springs forward with Daisy Dreamer and the Totally True Imaginary Friend (Apr. 4, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8630-9) and Daisy Dreamer and the World of Make-Believe (Apr. 4, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8633-0) by Holly Anna, illus. by Genevieve Santos, Ages 5–9. The Data Set logs its sixth book with Invasion of the Insects by Ada Hopper, illus. by Sam Ricks (Apr. 4, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7116-9), ages 5–9. And Popcorn by Frank Asch (July 25, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9958-3) is a new Frank Asch Bear Book, ages 2–5.

Galaxy Zack soars ahead with Ready, Set, Blast Off! by Ray O’Ryan, illus. by Jason Kraft (Mar. 28, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8595-1), ages 5–9. Heidi Heckelbeck is back in Heidi Heckelbeck and the Magic Puppy by Wanda Coven, illus. by Priscilla Burris (June 6, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9521-9), ages 5–9. And Laugh Out Loud presents Laugh Out Loud Animals (Apr. 25, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8117-5) and Laugh Out Loud More Kitten Around (July 25, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9959-0) by Jeffrey Burton, ages 5–7.

New Books for Newborns is a new series that kicks off with three titles: Blanket of Love by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Brooke Boynton Hughes (May 16, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8972-0); Mama Loves You So by Terry Pierce, illus. by Simone Shin (Mar. 14, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8159-5); and Welcome Home, Baby! by Abigail Tabby, illus. by Sam Williams (June 27, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0103-7), ages up to 3. Once upon a World welcomes Rapunzel by Chloe Perkins, illus. by Archana Sreenivasan (Mar. 21, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9072-6), ages 2–4. And Rider Woofson returns in The Big Bad Woof by Walker Styles, illus. by Ben Whitehouse (July 25, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9188-4), ages 5–9.

Super Turbo charges ahead with Super Turbo vs. the Pencil Pointer by Lee Kirby, illus. by George O’Connor (July 4, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9438-0), ages 5–9. When Your… adds When Your Elephant Has the Sniffles (July 11, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9504-2) and When Your Lion Needs a Bath (July 11, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9502-8) by Susanna Leonard Hill, illus. by Daniel Wiseman, ages 2–4. And The World of Eric Carle welcomes My First Peek-a-Boo Animals by Eric Carle (June 6, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 0-978-1-5344-0105-1), ages 2–4.


Whobert Whover, Owl Detective by Jason Gallaher, illus. by Jess Pauwels (July 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6271-6). Whobert Whover, Owl Detective, tries to keep his woods safe in this who-who-dun-it. Ages 4–6.

Hey, Boy by Benjamin Strouse, illus. by Jennifer Phelan (May 2, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7101-5). This debut is a tale about the unfaltering love between a boy and his pet. Ages 4–8.

Long May She Wave: The True Story of Caroline Pickersgill and Her Star-Spangled Creation by Kristen Fulton, illus. by Holly Berry (May 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6096-5) centers on the girl who sewed the American flag that inspired the lyrics of the National Anthem. Ages 4–8.

Rodzilla by Rob Sanders, illus. by Dan Santat (May 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5779-8). Caldecott Medalist Santat illustrates a tale, told as a news report, of a chubby monstrosity on a tear through the city. Ages 4–8.

Binny Bewitched by Hilary McKay, illus. by Tony Ross (June 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9102-0). When a girl finds the money someone left behind at an ATM—and then loses it—she must play detective. Ages 8–12.

Gnome-a-geddon by K.A. Holt, illus. by Colin Jack (May 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7845-8). A fan of the Triumphant Gnome Syndicate book series discovers that his favorite book series might be less fictional than he thought. Ages 8–12.

The Heart of Everything That Is: Young Readers Edition by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin, adapted by Kate Waters (Feb. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6460-4) offers the story of the Sioux’s chief Red Cloud, the only American Indian in history to defeat the United States Army in a war. Ages 10–up.

The Beast Is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale (Feb. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8841-9). A girl with a secret talent must save her village from the soul eaters. Ages 14–up.

Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean, ed. by Kirsty Murray, Payal Dhar, and Anita Roy (Mar. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7057-5). Nineteen female contributors from India and Australia offer a collection of science fiction and fantasy tales that reimagine what girls—and boys—can be. Ages 14–up.


A Fiery Friendship by Lisa Fiedler, illus. by Sebastian Giacobino (May 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6971-5) launches Ages of Oz, a series that stars Glinda, the good witch, ages 8-12. The Dark Artifices continues with Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare (May 23, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-6840-5), a Shadowhunters novel, ages 14–up. And The Pudding Problem by Joe Berger (May 9, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7083-4) is the first of a new series, Lyttle Lies, featuring an 11-year-old prone to stretching the truth, ages 8–12.

S&S/Salaam Reads

Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan (Mar. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9206-5). A Pakistani-American Muslim girl struggles to stay true to her family’s vibrant culture while simultaneously blending in at school after her mosque is vandalized. Ages 8–12.

The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi (Mar. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8696-5) A trio of friends get trapped inside a mechanical board game. Ages 8–12.

Saints, Misfits, Monsters, and Mayhem by S.K. Ali (June 13, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9924-8).

A Muslim teen stars in this debut as a Flannery O’Connor-obsessed book nerd who suddenly finds herself caring about what other people think of her. Ages 14–up.

S&S/Simon Pulse

In a Perfect World by Trish Doller (May 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7988-2). Caroline’s life is upended when her mother is hired to open a clinic in Cairo, Egypt. Ages 12–up.

The Shadows We Know by Heart by Jennifer Park (Mar. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6351-5). Leah has been miserable since her brother died and her mother started drinking, until she finds herself falling for a mysterious boy who lives in the forest behind her house. Ages 12–up.

Untitled by Jenna Evans Welch (July 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0100-6). Addie hopes that a road trip through the rolling hills of Ireland will not only bring the romance and adventure she seeks—but also help fix her shattered relationship with her brother. Ages 12–up.

Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett (Apr. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7877-9) presents a teen spin on You’ve Got Mail, as Bailey must choose between her online crush and her co-worker. Ages 14–up.

At the Edge of the Universe by Shaun David Hutchinson (Feb. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4966-3). A gay teen believes the universe is slowly shrinking as things he remembers are being erased from others’ memories. Ages 14–up.

Blacksouls by Nicole Castroman (Apr. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9105-1) is a sequel to Blackhearts in which Edward “Teach” Drummond risks mutiny in order to save his crew from attacking Spanish ships. Ages 14–up.

Bombshell by Rowan Maness (July 4, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4164-3). A bored suburban teen who creates alternative lives online life is threatened by a stalker. Ages 14–up.

Boy by Blake Nelson (June 6, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8813-6). Cool kid Gavin Meek is captivated by a new girl at school and finds new ways to express his own truth. Ages 14–up.

Finding What’s Real by Emma Harrison (Mar. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4215-2). In this sequel to Escaping Perfect, Cecelia Montgomery returns after running away to deal with the downside of her newfound fame—and her mother’s Presidential campaign. Ages 14–up.

Fragile Like Us by Sara Barnard (July 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8610-1). This story of what it takes to break the bonds of friendship features the inseparable Caddy and Rosie whose friendship is threatened by newcomer Suzanne. Ages 14–up.

Hellworld by Tom Leveen (Mar. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6633-2). In an effort to put her family back together, a teen struggles to discover what happened to her mother who disappeared during a ghost hunt. Ages 14–up.

The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell (July 18, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-3207-8) stars Lisa Maxwell who must travel back in time to find a mysterious book that could save her future from a dark force. Ages 14–up.

Such a Good Girl by Amanda K. Morgan (June 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4957-1). Nearly perfect Riley Stones has her entire life planned out and is willing to do anything to make sure everything stays according to her plan. Ages 14–up.

A Void the Size of the World by Rachele Alpine (July 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8571-5). After Rhylee kisses her sister Abby’s boyfriend, Abby disappears and she and her family grapple with the consequences of her action. Ages 14–up.

Want by Cindy Pon (June 13, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8922-5) is a sci-fi thriller set in a near-future Taipei plagued by pollution that affects the poor but not the rich. Ages 14–up.

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon (May 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7868-7). This romantic comedy features two Indian-American teens whose parents have arranged their marriage too early in their lives. Ages 14–up.

Cherub concludes with Shadow Wave by Robert Muchamore (Apr. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5674-6), ages 14–up; Chloe Snow’s Diary launches with Confessions of a High School Disaster by Emma Chastain (Mar. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8875-4) about a lovable but flawed high-schooler, ages 12–up.

Program follows up with The Adjustment by Suzanne Young (Apr. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7132-9), ages 14–up. Echoes of Memory by A.R. Kahler (Mar. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-3260-3) is the second book in the Ravenborn trilogy, ages 14–up. Monstrous by Thomas E. Sniegoski (May 30, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7718-5) is the second installment of the Savage series, ages 14–up. And Simon True launches with two titles: Deep Water by Katherine Nichols (May 2, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8106-9) and One Cut by Eve Porinchak (May 2, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8131-1), ages 14–up.

S&S/Simon Spotlight


Billy Sure Kid Entrepreneur expands with Billy Sure Kid Entrepreneur and the Attack of the Mysterious Lunch Meat (May 9, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7909-7) and Billy Sure Kid Entrepreneur vs. Manny Reyes Kid Entrepreneur (Feb. 7, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7906-6) by Luke Sharpe, illus. by Graham Ross, ages 8–12. And new Boss Baby Movie titles are Meet Your New Boss! by Natalie Shaw, illus. by Joey Chou (Feb. 14, hardcover, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5792-7), ages 1–5. Big Wisdom from a Little Boss by R.J. Cregg (Feb. 14, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7011-7), ages 5–up; and The Boss Baby Junior Novelization by Tracey West (Feb. 14, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7006-3), ages 7–10.

Cupcake Diaries offers Mia Measures Up by Coco Simon (May 9, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7903-5), ages 8–12. Eloise marches on with Eloise and the Big Parade (May 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8819-8) and Eloise’s Summer Vacation (May 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8820-4) by Kay Thompson et al., illus. by Tammie Lyon, ages 4-6. And new additions to Franken-Sci High are Monsters Among Us by (July 25, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9133-4) and What’s the Matter with Newton? (July 25, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9130-3) by Mark Young, illus. by Rustam Hasanov, ages 8–12.

The Hidden World of Changers presents The Spider’s Curse (July 11, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9826-5) and The Spirit Warrior (Mar. 28, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8084-0) by H.K. Varian, ages 8–12. In Due Time moves forward with Hang Ten for Dear Life! by Nicholas O. Time (May 9, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9654-4le, ages 8–12. And Living in... travels ahead with Living in... Australia (Mar. 7, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8092-5) and Living in... Egypt (July 11, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9712-1) by Chloe Perkins, illus. by Tom Woolley, ages 5–7.

Looking Up! The Science of Stargazing is a new Science of Fun Stuff book by Joe Rao, illus. by Mark Borgions ages 6–8. Secrets of American History reveals The Founding Fathers Were Spies! Revolutionary War by Patricia Lakin, illus. by Valerio Fabbretti (July 4, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9969-9) Secret Agents! Sharks! Ghost Armies! World War II by Laurie Calkhoven, illus. by Valerio Fabbretti (July 4, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9948-4), ages 6-8. You Should Meet, a new series of Level 3 Ready-to-Read biographies, kicks off with Duke Kahanamoku by Laurie Calkhoven, illus. by Stevie Lewis (May 16, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9700-8) ages 6–8. And joining You’re Invited to a Creepover is It Spells Z-O-M-B-I-E! by P.J. Night (July 25, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0082-5), ages 8–12.


Ribbit by Jorey Hurley (Feb. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-3274-0) is the story of a year in the life of a frog family. Ages 3–7.

I Don’t Draw, I Color! by Adam Lehrhaupt, illus. by Felicita Sala (Mar. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6275-4) explores the power of color. Ages 4–8.

If I Had a Little Dream by Nina Laden, illus. by Melissa Castrillon (Feb. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-3924-4) celebrates the wonder of the world. Ages 4–8.

Mouse and Hippo by Mike Twohy (Feb. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5124-6). Mouse paints a portrait of Hippo, who returns the kindness in an unlikely way. Ages 4–8.

Pax and Blue by Lori Richmond (Feb. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5132-1). Pax, the littlest everywhere he goes, makes an unlikely friend on his way to school. Ages 4–8.

Sister Day! by Lisa Mantchev, illus. by Sonia Sánchez (June 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-3795-0). A girl is on a mission to get her older sister to play with her. Ages 4–8.

Spring for Sophie by Yael Werber, illus. by Jen Hill (Feb. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5134-5). Sophie watches and waits and wonders if spring ever come? Ages 4–8.

Calico Girl by Jerdine Nolen (Feb. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5981-5) recalls 12-year-old Callie Wilcomb and her family’s triumphant journey from slavery to freedom. Ages 8–12.

Effie Starr Zook Has One More Question by Martha Freeman (Mar. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7264-7). City girl Effie is unhappy about spending the summer on her aunt and uncle’s farm in Nowheresville, Pa., until she stumbles across a mystery that leads her into an old family feud. Ages 8–12.

Vilonia Beebe Takes Charge by Kristin L. Gray (Mar. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5842-9). Vilonia is determined to prove she’s responsible enough to care for a dog. Ages 8–12.

Reaper by Kyra Leigh (May 9, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7196-1). Sixteen-year-old Rosie Wolf is sure when you die, you go straight to Paradise, until she wakes to discover she has died in an accident and that Paradise isn’t what she thought it would be. Ages 12–up.


Jeter Publishing throws out Fair Ball by Derek Jeter with Paul Mantell (Apr. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9148-8) ages 8–12. And The Secret Cookie Club adds P.S. Send More Cookies by Martha Freeman (May 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4824-6), ages 8–12.


Goodwin the Goat by Don Freeman (May 16, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-944686-57-4). From the author of Corduroy comes a posthumous, never-before-published story of a mischievous young goat named Goodwin. Ages 3–6.

Skyhorse/Sky Pony

Eustace & Clyde by Marina Aizen (May 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-1502-8). Two koalas who couldn’t be more different need to find a new home together. Ages 3–6.

Open in Case of Emergency by Richard Fairgray (Apr. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-1690-2). In this tongue-in-cheek story, a boy loses his go-to box marked “Open in Case of Emergency” at the moment he needs it most. Ages 3–6.

Touch the Earth by Julian Lennon and Bart Davis, illus. by Smiljana Coh (Mar. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-2083-1). Recording artist Lennon collaborates on an interactive book that teaches children how to help save the environment. Ages 3–6.

Cold Summer by Gwen Cole (May 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-0766-5). To save himself and win the girl next door, Jackson must learn to control his time-traveling ability that sends him back to WWII. Ages 12–up.

Maybe in Paris by Rebecca Christiansen (June 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-0880-8). Keira Braidwood lands in Paris with her autistic brother, Levi, and has high hopes, but soon realizes that he is sicker than she ever imagined. Ages 12–up.

The Next Together by Lauren James (June 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-1021-4). In this time travel novel told in parallel time streams, a teen couple in love lose each other over and over again. Ages 12–up.

Riptide Summer by Lisa Freeman (May 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-1167-9). In this sequel to Honey Girl, Nani must learn to live outside the rules that once made her queen of the beach. Ages 12–up.

The Bakersville Dozen by Kristina McBride (July 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-0805-1). In this thriller, Bailey is tricked into a scavenger hunt hunt where anyone could be the killer and every mistake could be her last. Ages 14–up.

The Duke of Bannerman Prep by Katie A. Nelson (May 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-1040-5). In this contemporary retelling of The Great Gatsby, a dirt-poor teen’s opportunity at an elite school is threatened by a flashy playboy. Ages 14–up.

The Girl Who Wouldn’t Die by Randall Platt (May 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-0809-9) tells a WWII story in which girl must turn her back on her family and Jewish faith and help the Germans if she is to survive. Ages 14–up.

My Fairy Godmother Is a Drag Queen by David Clawson (May 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-1411-3). Chris Bellows falls in love with his stepsister’s boyfriend and looks at his stepfamily in a new way. Ages 14–up.


Project Droid continues with a third book, My Robot Ate My Homework by Nancy Krulik and Amanda Burwasser, illus. by Mike Moran (Mar. 7, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-1020-7), ages 7–9.

Sleeping Bear

Grandma Loves You! by Helen Foster James, illus. by Petra Brown (Feb. 15, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-373-5). In this rhyming tale, Grandma bunny joyously welcomes a new arrival. Ages up to 4.

Grandpa Loves You! by Helen Foster James, illus. by Petra Brown (Feb. 15, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-374-2). Grandpa bunny celebrates the special relationship he has with a child. Ages up to 4.

Mommy Loves You! by Helen Foster James, illus. by Petra Brown (Mar. 15, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-941-6) is a rhyming bunny tale of a mother’s love for a baby. Ages up to 4.

Welcome, Baby! Keeping You Safe by Susan Kathleen Hartung (Feb. 15, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-377-3). Art and text reinforce the message that babies are safest sleeping on their backs. Ages up to 1.

Around the World Right Now by Gina Cascone and Bryony Williams Sheppard, illus. by Olivia Beckman (May 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-976-8). In this multicultural travelogue, young readers are invited to travel the world and experience all the people, places, and things that exist on our planet. Ages 4–8.

Full Moon Lore by Ellen Wahi, illus. by Ashley Stewart (Apr. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-965-2) cycles through the calendar to share the legends and stories about each month’s full moon. Ages 4–8.

Here to There and Me to You by Cheryl Keely, illus. by Celia Krampien (Feb. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-996-6) explores bridges of all forms from suspension to humble stone crossings and shows how they connect people. Ages 4–8.

Little Red Rolls Away by Linda Whalen, illus. by Jennifer E. Morris (Apr. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-987-4). The story of a little barn’s relocation and adjustment to a new place will reassure and comfort young readers facing changes in their own lives. Ages 4–8.

Smell My Elephant by Tina Ballon Debord, illus. by Kim Jackson Debord (Apr. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-992-8). A boy who loves his stuffed elephant want to know where his scent comes from. Ages 4–8.

A Symphony of Cowbells by Heather Preusser, illus. by Eileen Ryan Ewen (Mar. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-968-3). Petra’s favorite prize dairy cow loses her bell and the whole herd is out of harmony. Ages 4–8.

Why Did the Farmer Cross the Road? by Brooke Herter James, illus. by Mike Herrod (Mar. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-963-8) is an offbeat take on a knock-knock joke featuring the antics of farm animals. Ages 4–8.

Willow and the Wedding by Denise Brennan-Nelson, illus. by Cyd Moore (May 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-966-9). In this follow-up to Willow, Willow’s favorite Uncle Ash refuses to dance at his own wedding Ages 4–8.

Out of School and into Nature: The Anna Comstock Story by Suzanne Slade, illus. by Jessica Lanan (Mar. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-986-7). This picture book biography examines the life and career of naturalist and artist Anna Comstock, who defied social conventions and pursued the study of science. Ages 6–10.

The Skydiving Beavers of Idaho: A True Tale by Susan Wood, illus. by Gijsbert Van Frankenhuyzen (Apr. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-994-2) presents the story of a town that must relocate its beaver population by airdropping them. Ages 6–10.


Stella Batts adds a new installment, Stella Batts: Broken Birthday by Courtney Sheinmel, illus. by Jennifer A. Bell (Apr. 15, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-921-8), ages 7–up. And new to Tig Ripley is Tig Ripley: Hard Rock by Ginger Rue (Mar. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-947-8), ages 9–up.

Soho Teen

The Free by Lauren McLaughlin (Feb. 28, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-61695-731-5). This 21st-century response to Walter Dean Myers’s novel Lockdown takes a look inside a “juvie” jail, where Isaac West is fighting for a second chance. Ages 14–up.

The Leaf Reader by Emily Arsenault (June 13, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-61695-782-7). Marnie Wells discovers she can tell the future by reading tea leaves and what she learns about basketball star Matt Cotrell could turn deadly. Ages 14–up.

Unearthly Things by Michelle Gagnon (Apr. 11, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-61695-696-7). Jane Eyre gets a Gossip Girl twist in this retelling set in the world of San Francisco’s most fabulous elite—who will do anything to stay on top. Ages 14–up.

Sounds True

Zoo Zen, Count to Ten: A Yoga Story for Kids by Kristen Fischer, illus. by Susi Schaefer (July 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62203-891-6). In this rhyming and counting story, Lyla learns yoga poses from animals at the zoo. Ages 2–6.

Sourcebooks Fire

The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco (Mar. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-3582-6). When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead and learns she is a necromancer, she is ostracized from the other witches in her family. Ages 12–17.

Pretty Fierce by Kieran Scott (Apr. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-3798-1). The daughter of professional assassins, Kaia flees with her boyfriend to escape a hit man. Ages 12–17.

Stranger Things Have Happened by Jeff Strand (Apr. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-4539-9). At 15, Marcus Millian III, great-grandson of the famous Zachary the Stupendous, must save his great-grandfather’s honor with an illusion that shocks, stuns, and astonishes. Ages 12–17.

Coming Up for Air by Miranda Kenneally (July 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-3011-1). Maggie risks a college scholarship and a chance at the Olympics when she trades swimming for love. Ages 14–17.

The Dead Inside: A True Story by Cyndy Etler (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-3573-4) recounts her 16 months in Straight, Inc., the controversial, now defunct rehab center that was accused of using unethical and abusive treatment methods. Ages 14–17.

Girl Out of Water by Laura Silverman (May 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-4686-0). Anise’s plans for surf-filled summer in Santa Cruz are ruined when a family emergency forces her to go to Nebraska, the childhood home of the mother who abandoned her. Ages 14–17.

The Long Ride Home by Tawni Waters (June 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-4543-6). A road trip to scatter her mother’s ashes turns into a journey of self-discovery as Harley navigates a romance with unexpected consequences. Ages 14–17.

Love and Vandalism by Laurie Boyle Crompton (May 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-3605-2). A former screw-up on the path to recovery catches Rory in the act of vandalizing with graffiti and offers her a deal. Ages 14–17.

The Revenge by Hannah Jayne (July 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-4736-2). After Hope breaks up with Tony, he vengefully makes public the location of her phone and puts her life in danger. Ages 14–17.

The Sky Between You and Me by Catherine Alene (Feb. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-3853-7). To honor her mother’s memory, Rae quests for perfection in the rodeo, which leads her to dangerous weight loss. Ages 14–17.

Stealing Candy by Stewart Lewis (May 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-3888-9). Levon kidnaps Candy, a rock star’s daughter, from boarding school, but she winds up calling the shots during their road trip. Ages 14–17.

Ultimatum by K.M. Walton (Mar. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-3507-9). After their mother dies and their father succumbs to alcoholism, two brothers—one a quiet artist, the other a popular artist—must reconcile. Ages 14–17.


Follow Me Back is the title of a new series and its inaugural book by A.V. Geiger (June 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-4523-8), ages 14–17. The Heartbreak Chronicles present Paper Hearts by Ali Novak (July 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-5336-3), a companion to Heartbreakers, ages 12–17. And The Six concludes with The Silence by Mark Alpert (July 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-4896-3), ages 12–17. The Storymakers welcomes Wanted by Betsy Schow (Feb. 7, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-3599-4). ages 12–17.

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

ASPCA My First Puppy (May 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-4942-7). A pet adoption story for very young readers told in partnership with the ASPCA. Ages 1–3.

Cheer Up, Ben Franklin! by Misti Kenison (July 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-5247-2) is the first volume in a board book series to introduce prominent characters from our nation’s beginning to very young readers. Ages up to 3.

The Queen Is Coming to Tea by Linda Ravin Lodding, illus. by Constanze von Kitzing (Feb. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-0757-1). When Ellie finds out the queen is coming to tea, she enlists the help of her stuffed animal friends to make it a memorable affair. Ages 4–8.

Shark Lady: The Daring Tale of How Eugenie Clark Dove into History by Jess Keating, illus. by Marta Alvarez Miguens (June 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-4204-6) is a biography of a groundbreaking scientist who studied sharks. Ages 4–8.

How to Catch the Easter Bunny by Adam Wallace, illus. by Andy Elkerton (Feb. 1, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-3817-9). The Easter Bunny has a basket full of treats—and tricks for staying hidden. Ages 4–10.

The Pants Project by Cat Clarke (Mar. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-3809-4). A transgender teen must change his school’s policies to be who he wants to be. Ages 9–13.

Speed of Life by Carol Weston (Apr. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-5449-0). The advice columnist with whom 14-year-old Sofia Wolfe shares her secrets is her Dad’s girlfriend. Ages 11–14.


Dino Riders rides on with How to Hog-Tie a T-Rex (July 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-3626-7), How to Rope a Giganotosaurus (Apr. 4, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-3620-5), and How to Tame a Triceratops (Apr. 4, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-3617-5) by Will Dare. Ages 7–10. New to The Dragon Brothers are The Dragon Hunters (Apr. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-4861-1) and The Dragon Tamers (June 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-4864-2) by James Russell, illus. by Link Choi, ages 4–8.

Fairy Tale Reform School continues with Tricked by Jen Calonita (Mar. 7, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-3795-0). Ages 10–13. Fashion Academy adds Fashion Face-Off by Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk (July 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-4499-6), ages 10–14. The Friendship Bracelet launches a Friendship Bracelet series by Arlene Stewart (July 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-3768-4), ages 8–12. Little Legends carries on with The Genie’s Curse (May 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-4256-5), and The Great Troll Rescue (Mar. 7, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-4253-4) by Tom Percival, ages 7–10. And Bijou by Susan Hughes (Feb. 7, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-3403-4 joins Puppy Pals, ages 7–10. Scarlet and Ivy adds The Whispers in the Walls by Sophie Cleverly (May 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-3406-5), ages 10–14. And Soccer Sisters offers Out of Bounds by Andrea Montalbano (Apr. 4, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-4481-1), ages 8–12.

St. Martin’s/Dunne

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones (Feb. 7, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-07921-3). In this coming-of-age story, a teen’s sister is taken by the mysterious Goblin King. Ages 12–18.

St. Martin’s Griffin

A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi (Mar. 28, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-08549-8). Gauri, the princess of Bharata, has been taken as a prisoner of war by her kingdom’s enemies. Ages 13–18.

I Am a Secret Service Agent: My Life Spent Protecting the President by Dan Emmett (June 6, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-13030-3) is an adaptation of Within Arm’s Length that offers an inside look at the Secret Service from an agent who protected presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush. Ages 13–18.

The Inevitable Collision of Birdie & Bash by Candace Ganger (July 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-11622-2). Bash is barely keeping it together when he falls for the smoking hot near-valedictorian Birdie. Ages 13–18.


The Dream Walker Trilogy concludes with Dream Forever by Kit Alloway (Mar. 28, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-00125-2). ages 13–18.

Star Bright

Cat Up Cat Down by Catherine Hnatov (Apr. 15, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-780-0). An introduction to the concept of opposites. Ages up to 4.

Show Me How to Be a Friend by J.A. Barnes (Feb. 1, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-773-2) presents photos of children playing that demonstrate how to be a good friend. Ages up to 4

Show Me How to Use the Potty by J.A. Barnes (Feb. 1, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-774-9) offers photos that introduce potty training and good hygiene. Ages up to 4.

Read to Me (Haitian Creole/English) by Judi Moreillon, illus. by Kyra Teis (Feb. 15, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-784-8). A rhyme illustrated with multicultural images. Ages up to 4.

Up and Down by Catherine Hnatov, illus. by Catherine Hnatov (Feb. 15, hardcover, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-785-5). Black and white cats set against colorful backgrounds teach opposites. Ages 1–4.

Counting Colorful Shapes by Isabel Hill (Apr. 15, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-776-3) teaches shapes, colors and numbers through Art Deco design in Miami Beach. Ages 3–7.

A Stick Until... by Constance Anderson (Apr. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-777-0) shows how a simple stick can become a tool or a toy. Ages 4–8.

Books ’n Bricks: Rebuilding Mayano School by Sindiwe Magona, illus. by Van Right Cornelius (May 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-779-4). Salmina’s was a broken-down scary place until parents, students, and teachers rallied together to improve themselves and the school. Ages 10–12.

I Am Vincent van Gogh by Gabriel Martin Roig, illus. by Fatima Garcia (Apr. 15, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-770-1). This introduction to the artist includes reproductions of paintings and illustrations of his family. Ages 10–14.

Defying the Nazis: The Story of Captain Wilm Hosenfeld by Herman Vinke (May 1, hardcover, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-759-6). Hitler admirer-turned-hero Captain Wilm Hosenfeld, the subject of a bestselling book and the movie The Pianist, is introduced to teens. Ages 15–up.


Babies Everywhere? welcomes three newbies all in Haitian Creole/English: Carry Me (Feb. 15, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-781-7), Eating the Rainbow (Feb. 15, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-782-4), and Families (Feb. 15, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-783-1), ages up to 4.

Starfish Bay

Muddle & Mo’s Worm Surprise by Nikki Slade Robinson (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-76036-030-6). A little duckling doesn’t know what to serve his goat-friend for a surprise picnic. Ages 3–5.

Free as a Cloud by Bai Bing, illus. by Yu Rong (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-76036-035-1). A myna bird loses his desire to swing when he is taken from the jungle into a home. Ages 5–7.

Go, Green Gecko! by Gay Hay, illus. by Margaret Tolland (May 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-76036-033-7) is a read-aloud about the life cycle of the green gecko. Ages 5–7.

Watch Out, Snail! by Gay Hay, illus. by Margaret Tolland (May 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-76036-032-0 showcases the native New Zealand Powelliphanta snail on its perilous nighttime hunt. Ages 5–7.

When Mu Meets Min by Shen Shixi, illus. by Shen Yuanyuan (June 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-76036-034-4) explores the tumultous relationship that happens when a cat is introduced into a family with a dog. Ages 5–7.


Hoot & Honk Just Can’t Sleep by Leslie Helakoski (Mar. 14, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2125-7). An owlet and gosling have just hatched—from each other’s nests. Ages 2–5.

My Dad’s the Coolest by Rosie Smith, illus. by Bruce Whatley (Mar. 7, hardcover, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2479-1). Animal fathers and their offspring show how dads are specials. Ages 2–up.

My Mom’s the Best by Rosie Smith, illus. by Bruce Whatley (Mar. 7, hardcover, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2480-7). Animal babies demonstrate why Mom is the best. Ages 2–up.

Hello, Baby! (Apr. 4, hardcover, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2317-6) prepares future siblings for welcoming a new baby. Ages up to 3.

Move It! (Apr. 4, hardcover, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2311-4) encourages children to hop, waddle, strut, and more. Ages up to 3.

Almost Everybody Farts by Marty Kelley (Apr. 4, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1954-4) is a rhyming story in which everyone but Mom farts. Ages 3–up.

Big Little Hippo by Valeri Gorbachev (Apr. 4, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1906-3). The youngest and smallest in his family, Little Hippo doesn’t want to wait to grow up. Ages 3–up.

Caring for Your Lion by Tammi Sauer, illus. by Troy Cummings (May 2, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1609-3). What happens when you expect an itty-bitty kitty, but get a lion instead? Ages 3–up.

Dance Is for Everyone by Andrea Zuill (Apr. 4, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2114-1). A dancing 45-pound alligator joins Mrs. Iraina’s ballet class. Ages 3–up.

Do Your Ears Hang Low? by Jenny Cooper (Mar. 7, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1614-7). This song comes to life in a picture book with a mirror on the final spread. Ages 3–up.

Ella Who? by Linda Ashman, illus. by Sara Sanchez (Apr. 11, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1904-9). On moving day, a girl’s parents are too distracted to notice the elephant in the living room. Ages 3–up.

Elly and the Smelly Sneaker: A Riches to Rags Story by Leslie Gorin, illus. by Vamos (Apr. 4, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1817-2) is a tale about a princess who wants to be like other kids and play baseball. Ages 3–up.

Sharks (June 6, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2128-8). Created in collaboration with the American Museum of Natural History, this book showcases more than 400 shark species. Ages 3–up.

World Pizza by Cece Meng, illus. by Ellen Shi (June 6, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1946-9). When Momma spots a wishing star, she accidentally wishes for world pizza instead of world peace. Ages 3–up.

I’m Not Afraid of the Dark by Helena Haratová, illus. by Jakub Cenkl (Mar. 14, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2170-7). A lift-the-flap book that reassures readers that nothing scary lurks in the dark. Ages 4–8.

Together Always by Edwina Wyatt, illus. by Lucia Masciullo (Feb. 7, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2326-8). A goat and pig remain best friends even when one moves far away. Ages 4–8.

Amazing Animal Babies by Chris Packham, illus. by Jason Cockcroft (Feb. 7, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2337-4). A BBC wildlife expert travels the world to introduce baby animals to children. Ages 4–up.

Baby Dolphin’s First Swim (June 6, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2236-0) examines a baby dolphin’s first day in the ocean. Ages 4–up.

Norton and Alpha by Kristyna Litten (Mar. 7, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2499-9). A robot and his robot-dog are baffled when they stumble upon something they’ve never seen before—a flower. Ages 4–up.

Thousand Star Hotel by Brandon Reese (Mar. 7, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1830-1). In this book that includes a music and audio book CD, the Grammy-winning Okee Dokee Brothers create a fanciful story—inspired by the folktale “The Fisherman and His Wife.” Ages 4–up.

Wolf Pups Join the Pack by (June 6, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2237-7). Developed in conjunction with the American Museum of Natural History, this book captures a year in the life of a wolf pup. Ages 4–up.

Make a Yellow Dot the Sun (Mar. 21, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2288-9) encourages readers to think creatively, draw freely, and create their own brand of imaginative art. Ages 5–12.

Out of This World Jokes & Riddles by Michael J. Pellowski (May 2, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2257-5). SA collection of gags about physics, biology, scientists, outer space, the cosmos, and more. Ages 5–12.

Scared Silly Jokes & Riddles by Michael J. Pellowski (May 2, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2256-8) collects jokes, riddles, and puns on spooky things like vampires, werewolves, and zombies. Ages 5–12.

The Adventures of Your Brain by Dan Green, illus. by Sean Sims (July 4, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2512-5). Flaps, pull-tabs, wheels, and pop-ups introduce the wonders of the human brain. Ages 5–up.

Around the World in Numbers by Clive Gifford, illus. by Josh Hurley (June 6, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2518-7) compiles curiosities such as the 10,000 light bulbs on the Titanic, the 1500 paintbrushes needed to paint the Eiffel Tower, and other numerical facts. Ages 5–up.

Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code by Laurie Wallmark, illus. by Katy Wu (May 16, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2000-7) is a picture book biography of boundary-breaking woman who revolutionized computer science. Ages 5–up.

My First Communion by Susan Collins Thoms, illus. by Tinou Le Joly Sénoville (Feb. 28, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1453-2) commemorates this special day. Ages 5–up.

Don’t Bug the Insects: Fascinating Facts About Nature’s Most Misunderstood Creatures by Ben Richmond (June 6, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2137-0). Told from the point of view of the bugs and accompanied by photos, this book teaches about ecology and conservation. Ages 6–10.

Prehistoric Atlas: A Voyage of Discovery for Young Paleontologists by Oldrich Ruicka, illus. by Tomás Tuma (Mar. 7, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2252-0) is an atlas that travels through time from the Big Bang to the Paleozoic era to the Quaternary era, with fold-outs and booklets. Ages 8–10.

Invent It! by Rob Beattie (Mar. 7, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2349-7) takes kids from idea to prototype to selling the product and demonstrates that you’re never too young to start inventing. Ages 8–up.

Mango Delight by Fracaswell Hyman (June 6, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2332-9). When Mango’s BFF becomes her EFF (ex-friend-forever), she hatches a revenge plan that backfires. Ages 9–13.


Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast pours on The Case of the Stinky Stench by Josh Funk, illus. by Brendan Kearney (May 2, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1960-5). Ages 5–8. Lift-the-Flap Adventures welcome Bug Hunt (Apr. 4, hardcover, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2108-0) and Dinosaur Discovery (Apr. 4, hardcover, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2087-8) by Salina Yoon, ages 3–7. And new Fun Lift-the-Flap Books are Miss Bunny’s Shapes (Feb. 7, hardcover, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2231-5) and Mr. Monkey’s Numbers (Feb. 7, hardcover, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2230-8) by Becky Baur, ages up to 4.

See-Through Stories springs forward with Springtime Splash! by Anne Passchier (Mar. 7, hardcover, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2500-2); and Snuggle Time Stories continues with Time for a Nap by Phillis Gershator, illus. by David Walker (Mar. 7, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1981-0), ages 3–5.


Knock! Knock! Who’s There? A Potty Training Picture Book by Elissambura (Mar. 7, hardcover, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-911242-85-7) teaches bathroom etiquette. Ages up to 5.

Lift-the-Flap Numbers (Apr. 4, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-911242-97-0) and Lift-the-Flap Words (Apr. 4, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-911242-98-7) are new counting and naming books. Ages up to 5.

The Lonely Little Ghost by Bénédicte Guettier (Apr. 4, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-912006-64-9). An invisible ghost with no friends is very lonely until something wonderful and unexpected happens. Ages up to 5.

The Big Book of the Dark by Helena Haratová, illus. by Jirí Franta (May 2, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-911242-99-4) opens kids’ eyes to what goes on in the night and includes five pullout gatefolds. Ages 7–up.


The World of Work by Silvie Sana, illus. by Milan Starý (Mar. 7, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-911242-87-1) takes a look at the world of work and the different jobs people have. Ages 7–up.

Peter and the Wolf (June 6, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-911242-84-0) and Samira’s Garden Ballet School (June 6, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-912006-61-8) by Fiona Macdonald, illus. by Annaliese Stoney, are the first two installments in a series that follows the fortunes of a group of working-class students at an inner-city dance academy. Ages. 8–12.

Sterling/White Star Kids

My First Book of Big & Small (May 2, hardcover, $6.95, ISBN 978-88-544-1110-4), My First Book of Colors (May 2, hardcover, $6.95, ISBN 978-88-544-1107-4), My First Book of Numbers (May 2, hardcover, $6.95, ISBN 978-88-544-1108-1), and My First Book of Opposites (May 2, hardcover, $6.95, ISBN 978-88-544-1109-8) by Agnese Baruzzi are early concept books. Ages 3–up.

Play Yoga: Have Fun and Grow Healthy and Happy! by Lorena Valentina Pajalunga, illus. by Anna Lang. (Apr. 4, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-88-544-1111-1) features 20 animal positions that will get kids moving. Ages 5–up.

Classic Fairy Tales by H.C. Andersen, illus. by Francesca Rossi (Apr. 4, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-88-544-1102-9) collects some of his best-known works. Ages 6–up.

Stone Arch


Basketball Break by CC Joven, illus. by Alex Lopez (Feb. 1, paper, $3.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-4260-1) joins Sports Illustrated Kids Starting Line Readers, ages 4–6. And You Choose Stories: Scooby-Doo presents The Case of the Clown Carnival by Laurie S. Sutton, illus. by Scott Neely (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-4335-6), ages 7–12.


Wild for Horses: Posters and Collectible Cards Featuring 50 Amazing Horses (Mar. 7, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-61212-888-7) contains images and information about favorite breeds. Ages 7–up.


Chester Raccoon and the Almost Perfect Sleepover by Audrey Penn, illus. by Barbara Leonard Gibson (May 16, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-939100-11-5). Chester Raccoon is excited about his first sleepover, but when nighttime finally comes, he misses his bedroom and wants to go home. Ages 3–8.

Argyle Fox, illus. by Marie LeTourneau (Mar. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-939100-09-2). Argyle Fox defies everyone who told him that he can’t play his games in the springtime wind. Ages 4–7.


The Parrot Song by Edouard Manceau (Mar. 14, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-84976-497-1). Children enjoy the fun of parroting their parents. Age 3.

Singer and the Paint by Mira Shapur, illus. by Fredun Shapur (Mar. 14, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-84976-475-9). New text accompanies the original 1966 illustrations of a tale of a paint job upended by a dog. Ages 3–up.

Meet Georgia O’Keeffe by Marina Muun (Mar. 14, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-84976-487-2). Meet Georgia O’Keeffe and draw, paint and play your way through her artworks. Age 7–up.

Jill & Lion by Lesley Barnes (Mar. 7, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-84976-437-7). Jill returns in a new adventure to help a sad lion. Ages 5–up.


How to Be Happy: A Memoir of Love, Sex and Teenage Confusion by David Burton (Apr. 11, paper, $13.95, ISBN 978-1-925240-34-4). A discussion of teenage depression, friendship, sexual identity, suicidal feelings, academic pressure, love, and family. Ages 14–up.

Lullaby by Bernard Beckett (Feb. 14, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-922182-75-3). In this psychological thriller, a brother must make a scientifically exciting but ethically questionable decision about his brain-damaged twin’s health care. Ages 14–up.

The Road to Winter by Mark Smith (June 13, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-925355-12-3). Finn has survived alone for two years on a rugged coast since a virus killed everyone he knew, but when a stranger arrives, everything changes. Ages 14–up.

Waer by Meg Caddy (Mar. 14, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-922182-21-0). In this fantasy, Lowell, a “waer,” a human who takes the form of a wolf, encounters the mysterious Lycaea. Ages 14–up.

Thames & Hudson

The Big Book of Beasts by Yuval Zommer, Barbara Taylor (Apr. 18, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65106-3) brings to life some of the grizzliest, hairiest, bravest, wiliest, and most fearsome beasts in the animal kingdom. Ages 4–7.

Pajamarama: Carnival: See the World Through Stripes! by Michaël Leblond, illus. by Frédérique Bertrand (May 23, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65125-4). A boy’s fantastical carnival comes to life with a striped screen that is laid on top of the images on each page. Ages 5–9.

Thomas Nelson

The Evaporation of Sofi Snow by Mary Weber (June 6, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7180-8090-7). With the mysterious ice planet Delon looming over Earth, Sofi Snow searches for her brother and believes the alien planet may hold the key. Ages 13–up.

The Noble Servant by Melanie Dickerson (May 9, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7180-2660-8). In this re-imagining of the tale, Lady Magdalen and Steffan the Duke of Wolfberg must work together to reclaim their rightful titles after being betrayed and cast out. Ages 13–up.


The Unblemished Trilogy continues with Unraveling by Sara Ella (July 11, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7180-8103-4).

Tiger Tales

Bear Hugs by Libby Walden, illus. by Vicky Riley (Mar. 1, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-519-3) is a rhyming tale filled with nicknames and hugs. Ages 2–5.

I Love You, Little One by Patricia Hegarty, illus. by Thomas Elliott. A rhyming touch-and-feel book. Ages 2–5.

Lullaby Farm by Stephanie Shaw, illus. by Rebecca Harry (Mar. 1, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-512-4). It’s bedtime on the farm and mama sheepdog has trouble getting her wriggly puppies to bed. Ages 2–5.

My First Bedtime Prayers by Anna Jones (Mar. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-520-9) introduces simple bedtime prayers such as Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep and The Lord’s Prayer. Ages 2–5.

One Happy Tiger by Catherine Rayner (Mar. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-234-9) teaches counting through a tiger’s adventures in friendship. Ages 2–5.

Bear’s House of Books by Poppy Bishop, illus. by Alison Edgson (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-038-9). Friends Fox, Rabbit, Hedgehog, and Mouse enjoy Bear’s shelves of books. Ages 3–7.

Bug Bear by Patricia Hegarty, illus. by Carmen Saldana (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-053-2). Owl helps Bear get rid of a pesky bug. Ages 3–7.

Glitter by Stella J. Jones, illus. by Judi Abbot (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-039-6). Gloria the rhino loves glitter and soon her entire town is covered with it. Ages 3–7.

Me Too, Grandma! by Jane Chapman (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-042-6). When Grandma brings a baby cousin for a visit, Ollie is jealous. Ages 3–7.

That’s What Friends Are For by Suzanne Chiew, illus. by Caroline Pedler (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-040-2). Badger, Hedgehog, and Mouse must band together to fix a stream that has run out of water. Ages 3–7.

Three Little Pugs and the Big, Bad Cat by Becky Davies, illus. by Caroline Attia (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-043-3). Three little pugs who live with their mother in the woods must set out on their own and steer clear of the Big, Bad Cat. Ages 3–7.

Tiger Tiger by Jonny Lambert, (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-044-0). An old tiger is revitalized when he is reluctantly left in charge of a cub. Ages 3–7.

We Are Family by Patricia Hegarty, illus. by Ryan Wheatcroft (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-054-9). Every family is different but they all stick together with love. Ages 3–7.


Animal Rescue Center welcomes The Homeless Foal (Mar. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-498-5) and The Injured Fox Kit (Mar. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-499-2) by Tina Nolan, illus. by Anna Chernyshova, ages 6–8. New to My First Fairy Tales are The Elves and the Shoemaker, adapted by Maria Alperin, illus. by Erica-Jane Waters (Mar. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-496-1) and The Ugly Duckling, adapted by Alperin, illus. by Sue Eastland (Mar. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-497-8), ages 3–7. And My Little World expands with four titles, including Noisy Noisy Digger by Jonathan Litton, illus. by Fhiona Galloway (Mar. 28, hardcover $12.99, 978-1-58925-242-4), ages 3–7,. There are three Touch-and-Feel books: 123 (Mar. 1, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-511-7) and Colors (Mar. 1, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-510-0) by Jonathan Litton, illus. by Fhiona Galloway, ages 2–5; and First Words by Libby Walden, illus. by Fhiona Galloway (Mar. 1, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-521-6), ages 2–5.

Pet Rescue Adventures offers four new titles, including The Rescued Puppy (Mar. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-402-8) and Sammy the Shy Kitten (Mar. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-401-1) by Holly Webb, illus. by Sophy Williams, ages 2-5. Peekaboo Baby Animals by Maddie Frost (Mar. 1, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-514-8) is new to Slide and Seek, ages 2-5. To Baby with Love adds Love You, Baby! (Mar. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-517-9) and Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Baby (Mar. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-515-5) by Sarah Ward, ages up to 3.

360 Degrees is joined by Animal Journeys by Patricia Hegarty, illus. by Jessica Courtney-Tickle (Mar. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-944530-04-4), The Earth Book by Jonathan Litton (Mar. 1, hardcover, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-944530-06-8), and Things That Grow by Libby Walden, illus. by Becca Stadtlander, ages 8–up.

Tilbury House

Far Side of the Moon: The Story of Apollo 11’s Third Man by Alex Irvine, illus. by Ben Bishop (Mar. 28, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-452-3) is a retelling of the moon-landing mission that follows astronaut Michael Collins, commander of the lunar orbiter. Ages 8–12.


How Nature Works has two additions: Catching Air: Making the Leap with Gliding Animals by Sneed B. Collard (Mar. 14, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-496-7) and City Fish Country Fish: How Fish Adapt to Tropical Seas and Cold Oceans by Mary Cerullo, photos by Jeffrey Rotman (Mar. 14, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-529-2). Ages 8–12.

Tin House

How to Do Nothing with Nobody All Alone by Yourself by Robert Paul Smith is a handbook on how to avoid boredom and a primer on solitude. Ages 8–13.


Adele in Sand Land by Claude Ponti (June 6, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-943145-16-4), ages 3–up, and Wordplay by Ivan Brunetti (May 2, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-943145-17-1), ages 4–8 are new Toon Level 1 books.


Giggle and Learn welcomes Something’s Fishy: Toon Level 1 by Kevin McCloskey (Apr. 4, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-943145-15-7), ages 4–8.


Boonoonoonous Hair by Olive Senior, illus. by Laura James (Feb. 15, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-926890-07-4). A girl learns to love her difficult-to-manage and voluminous hair. Ages 4–8.

When Morning Comes by Arushi Raina (Feb. 15, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-896580-69-2). Alternating from four characters’ points of view, this book explores the roots of the Soweto Uprising and apartheid in South Africa in 1976. Ages 13–up.


On My Bike by Kari-Lynn Winters, illus. by Christina Leist (Feb. 15, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-926890-13-5) and On My Skis by Kari-Lynn Winters, illus. by Christina Leist (Feb. 15, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-926890-03-6) join the On My… series, ages 2–5. And Shu-Li and the Magic Pear Tree by Paul Yee, illus. by Shaoli Wang (Feb. 15, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-926890-15-9) is a new Shu-Li chapter book, ages 6–9.


Scent of Rain by Anne Montgomery (Mar. 28, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-0-9963901-4-9). Can Rose, who is running from a Fundamentalist Mormon community, and Adam, escaping a life of abusive foster care, find a better life together?


Can You Find My Robot’s Arm? by Chihiro Takeuchi (July 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-101-91903-3) takes the reader into a mechanical world. Ages 2–5.

Count Your Chickens by Jo Ellen Bogart (Feb. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77049-792-4). Dozens of chickens strut their stuff at the county fair. Ages 2–5.

Sam Sorts by Marthe Jocelyn (Feb. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-101-91805-0) is a concept book that follows up Hannah’s Collections, Ones and Twos, and Where Do You Look? Ages 3–7.

There, There by Tim Beiser, illus. by Bill Slavin (June 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77049-752-8) is a tale told in verse of a whiny rabbit pushing a patient bear to the end of his tether. Ages 3–7.

Carson Crosses Canada by Linda Bailey, illus. by Kass Reich (May 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-101-91883-8) features a sassy septuagenarian and her quirky canine on a road trip. 4–8.

The Fog by Kyo Maclear, illus. by Kenard Pak (May 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77049-492-3). In this environmental fable, a yellow warbler lives on a beautiful island where he pursues his hobby of human watching. Ages 4–8.

Harry and Clare’s Amazing Staycation by Ted Staunton, illus. by Mika Song (Feb. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77049-827-3). Siblings make their own fun but when Clare makes all the rules, Harry has a plan to turn the tables. Ages 4–8.

It’s Great Being a Dad by Dan Bar-el, illus. by Gina Perry (Apr. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77049-605-7). Dad comes to the rescue when Bigfoot, Unicorn, and Robot run into trouble. Ages 4–8.

Dog Night at the Story Zoo by Dan Bar-el, illus. by Vicki Nerino (July 4, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-101-91838-8). It’s dog night at Open Mic Night, and they bark their tales. Ages 7–10.

The Big Book of Canada: Exploring the Provinces and Territories by Christopher Moore, illus. by Bill Slavin (Apr. 4, hardcover, $34.99, ISBN 978-1-101-91894-4). A new edition for Canada’s Sesquicentennial. Ages 9–12.

Innocent Heroes: Stories of Animals in the First World War by Sigmund Brouwer (Feb. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-101-91846-3) celebrates the important role animals play in war. Ages 9–12.

A Soldier’s Sketchbook: The Illustrated First World War Diary of R.H. Rabjohn by John Wilson (Mar. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77049-854-9) is a diary featuring the text and drawings of Rabjohn, a trained artist, of his three years of soldiering. Ages 10–up.


Narwhal and Jelly are back in action in Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt: A Narwhal and Jelly Book by Ben Clanton (May 2, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-101-91829-6), ages 6–9.



The Broken Sky Chronicles continues with Above by Jason Chabot (Feb. 7, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-68162-604-8), ages 12-17, and finishes up with Beyond, (May 16, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-68162-607-9), ages 12–17. And The United Continuums by Jennifer Brody (July 11, paper, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68162-262-0) concludes the Continuum Trilogy, ages 12–18.


The Monkey King: A Classic Chinese Tale for Children by David Seow, illus. by L.K. Tay-Audouard (Mar. 28, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-8048-4840-4) is inspired by Chinese folktales and legends. Ages 3–9.

Pan de Sal Saves the Day by Norma Olizon-Chikiamco, illus. by Mark Salvatus (Feb. 7, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-8048-4754-4). This story from the Philippines is in a new bilingual English and Tagalog edition. Ages 4–12.


All About Asia welcomes All About Japan: Stories, Songs, Crafts and Games for Kids by Willamarie Moore, illus. by Kazumi Wilds (Feb. 21, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-4-8053-1440-1) and All About the Philippines: Stories, Songs, Crafts and Games for Kids by Gidget Roceles Jimenez, illus. by Corazon Dandan-Albano (Feb. 21, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-8048-4848-0), ages 8–12.

Univ. of Minnesota

Creekfinding: A True Story by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, illus. by Claudia McGehee (Mar. 7, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8166-9802-8) brings to life the story of an ecosystem restored in northeast Iowa. Ages 4–up.

Dead Man’s Rapids by William Durbin and Barbara Durbin (Apr. 11, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-5179-0223-0). In the north woods of Minnesota in the late 19th century, 13-year-old Ben Ward signs up for a harrowing log drive. Ages 8–up.

Univ. of New Mexico


Sisters in Blue: Sor María de Ágreda Comes to New Mexico/Hermanas de azul: Sor María de Ágreda viene a Nuevo México by Anna Nogar and Enrique Lamadrid, illus. by Amy Córdova (June 15, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-8263-5821-9) is new to the Querencias series, ages 9–13.

What on Earth

The Nature Timeline Wallbook: Unfold the Story of Nature—from the Dawn of Life to the Present Day! by Christopher Lloyd, illus. by Andy Forshaw (May 2, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-9932847-3-1) features a six-foot fold-out timeline of evolution and a pocket magnifier. Ages 6–14.

The Shakespeare Timeline Wallbook: Unfold the Complete Plays of Shakespeare—One Theater, Thirty-eight Dramas! by Christopher Lloyd and Nick Walton, illus. by Andy Forshaw (June 4, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-9932847-6-2) presents all of Shakespeare’s plays on a six-foot fold-out timeline, set in the iconic Globe Theatre. Ages 6–14.

Wisdom Tales

Princess Sophie and the Six Swans: A Tale from the Brothers Grimm by Kim Jacobs (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-937786-67-0) is a retelling of the classic tale. Ages 4–8.

The Rock Maiden: A Chinese Tale of Love and Loyalty by Natasha Yim, illus. by Pirkko Vainio (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-937786-65-6). A reimagining of this legend about a woman who mourns her husband lost at sea. Ages 4–8.


My Book of Beautiful Oops! A Scribble It, Smear It, Fold It, Tear It Journal for Young Artists by Barney Saltzberg (May 30, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-0-7611-8950-3) celebrates the idea that every mistake is an opportunity to make something beautiful. Ages 3–14.


Doodle Adventures adds The Rise of the Rusty Robo-Cat! by Mike Lowery (June 27, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-0-7611-8721-9), ages 8–up. Indestructibles, created by Amy Pixton, illus. by Stephan Lomp, continues with Baby Animals

(Apr. 4, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-0-7611-9308-1) and Things That Go! (Apr. 4, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-0-7611-9362-3), ages 1–2.


My First Birthday (Mar. 7, hardcover, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-8249-1999-3 introduces the festive symbols of a birthday celebration. Ages 1–3.

Daddy’s Girl by Helen Foster James, illus. by Estelle Corke (Apr. 4, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8249-5681-3). A girl has a tea party with her father. Ages 4–7.


Bunnies hop along with No, Bunny by Pamela Kennedy, illus. by Claire Keay (Mar. 7, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-8249-1651-0) about a bunny has been taking things that don’t belong to him and Uh-Oh, Bunny by Pamela Kennedy, illus. by Claire Keay (Mar. 7, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-8249-1650-3) in which Bunny has been a little careless: drawing on the walls, knocking over Mama’s plant, and tearing the pages of a book. Ages 2–5.


Sonia Sotomayor: A Biography by Sylvia Mendoza (Apr. 25, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-942186-09-0) profiles the first Latina justice and third woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Ages 8–up.

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Girls: A Kaleidoscopic Account by Christine Seifert (May 30, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-942186-45-8) examines the events leading up to the catastrophic fire from the perspective of six young women who lived the story. Ages 12–up.

Things We Haven’t Said: Stories of Abuse and Recovery, ed. by Erin Moulton) (June 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-942186-34-2) encourages teens to speak out on tough issues by providing teens with stories that engage, questions for further discussion, and resources. Ages 14–up.

Year One: A Real-World Survival Guide by Genevieve Morgan (May 2, paper, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-942186-27-4) picks up where Undecided left off to prepare 20-somethings for the real world. Ages 16–up.