7th Generation


Pathfinders continues with A Name Earned by Tim Tingle (Mar. 15, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-939053-18-3), ages 11–15.


Surfer Chick by Kristy Dempsey, illus. by Henry Cole (May 15, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2931-7). A chick’s father teaches her how to surf. Ages 3–5.

My Stinky Dog by Christine Roussey (June 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2823-5). When a boy finally cleans up his smelly pup, he realizes he misses its stink. Ages 3–6.

The Best Mother by Cynthia Surrisi, illus. by Diane Goode (Apr. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2534-0). After waking up on the wrong side of the bed, Maxine blames her mother, and sets out to find a new mom. Ages 3–7.

I Am a Cat by Galia Bernstein (Feb. 6, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-2643-9). In this tale celebrating individuality and community, a small cat encounters some much larger cats, including Lion, Puma, Panther, Tiger, and Cheetah. Ages 3–7.

Piglet and Papa by Margaret Wild, illus. by Stephen Michael King (May 8, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2940-9). When she upsets her papa, Piglet worries that he no longer loves her, but her animal pals reassure her otherwise. Ages 4–6.

The 5 O’Clock Band by Troy Andrews and Bill Taylor, illus. by Bryan Collier (June 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2836-5). In this companion book, the musician from Trombone Shorty searches for inspiration in New Orleans. Ages 4–8.

Be Our Guest! by Gray Malin (May 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2930-0). Photos showcase the unusual guests and staff at California’s Parker Hotel. Ages 4–8.

Captain Starfish by Davina Bell, illus. by Allison Colpoys (Mar. 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2837-2). At the aquarium, a shy, fearful boy discovers that there’s a happy medium between hiding away and being the star. Ages 4–8.

Mama’s Belly by Kate Hosford, illus. by Abigail Halpin (Apr. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2841-9). A curious girl helps her parents prepare for the arrival of her new baby sister. Ages 4–8.

The Night Knights by Gideon Sterer, illus. by Cory Godbey (May 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2846-4), introduces fantastical warriors of the night who protect us all from terrors lurking in the dark. Ages 4–8.

Down by the River by Andrew Weiner, illus. by April Chu (Mar. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2293-6). On a fishing trip with his mother and grandfather, a boy overcomes his insecurity and catches a trout. Ages 4–9.

Ada Twist’s Big Project Book for Stellar Scientists by Andrea Beaty, illus. by David Roberts (Apr. 3, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3024-5), presents science projects introduced by the star of Ada Twist, Scientist. Ages 5–7.

Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian Trail by Jennifer Thermes (May 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2839-6) tells of this Ohio woman, who hiked the entire Appalachian Trail. Ages 5–7.

The Princess and the Pit Stop by Tom Angleberger, illus. by Dan Santat (July 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2848-8). A princess who is in last place makes a mad dash to the finish, in this ode to auto racing. Ages 5–7.

Rock ’n’ Roll Soul by Susan Verde, illus. by Matthew Cordell (May 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2849-5). At the school talent show, a sassy young singer marches out on stage to the beat of her own drum. Ages 5–7.

They Say Blue by Jillian Tamaki (Mar. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2851-8). In this exploration of color and perspective, a girl finds colors in both the world around her and the world beyond what she can see. Ages 5–7.

World Make Way: New Poems Inspired by Art from the Metropolitan Museum by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Lee Bennett Hopkins (Mar. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2845-7) pairs original poems by children’s poets with art from this museum’s collection. Ages 5–9.

Library on Wheels: Mary Lemist Titcomb and America’s First Bookmobile by Sharlee Glenn (Apr. 10, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2875-4) reveals how this Maryland librarian changed the American library system by introducing book deposit stations, children’s rooms in libraries, and the bookmobile. Ages 8–12.

Rosa’s Animals: The Story of Rosa Bonheur and Her Painting Menagerie by Maryann MacDonald (June 5, hardcover, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2850-1) spotlights this 19th-century painter and sculptor, who overcame obstacles and developed unconventional artistic work habits. Ages 8–12.

Coco Chanel: Pearls, Perfume, and the Little Black Dress by Susan Goldman Rubin (Mar. 13, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2544-9) follows Chanel’s path to becoming an acclaimed designer. Ages 10–14.


Making of America welcomes Andrew Jackson by Teri Kanefield (Mar. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2840-2), ages 10–14.


Big Foot and Little Foot by Ellen Potter, illus. by Felicita Sala (Apr. 10, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2859-4). In this series debut, a Sasquatch and a boy team up to search for mythic animals. Ages 6–9.

Boy Bites Bug by Rebecca Petruck (May 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2141-0). When Will’s friend Daryll insults Elroy with a racial slur, Will befriends Elroy and learns a lesson about friendship. Ages 8–12.

The Girl with More Than One Heart by Laura Geringer Bass (Apr. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2882-2). After Briana’s father dies, she uses her imagination and heart to find a path through the darkness. Ages 8–12.

Love, Penelope by Joanne Rocklin, illus. by Lucy Knisley (Mar. 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2861-7). In letters she writes to her unborn sibling, Penelope explores heritage, love, and identity. Ages 8–12.

Every Shiny Thing by Cordelia Jensen and Laurie Morrison (Apr. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2864-8). Told in prose and verse, this story centers on two girls who forge a bond and discover what it means to fight for fairness. Ages 10–14.

Bookish Boyfriends by Tiffany Schmidt (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2860-0) is the first of a duology starring a girl whose classic literary crushes manifest in her real life. Ages 12–up.

The Accidental Bad Girl by Maxine Kaplan (May 15, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2858-7). After a friendless Brooklyn teen discovers she’s been framed for drug theft, she enters into a partnership with a leader of a drug ring. Ages 13–17.

Along the Indigo by Elsie Chapman (Mar. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2531-9). A girl whose mother is a prostitute and a boy whose brother committed suicide unearth secrets that could change their lives. Ages 13–17.

Final Draft by Riley Redgate (June 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2872-3). An aspiring writer obsessed with impressing her sadistic creative writing teacher engages in risky behavior before rejecting her mentor. Ages 13–up.

Ginger Kid: Mostly True Tales from a Former Nerd by Steve Hofstetter (Mar. 20, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2870-9). Comedian Hofstetter chronicles awkward dating, family issues, and the revenge of bullied nerds. Ages 13–up.

Valley Girls by Sarah Nicole Lemon (May 8, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2964-5). Living with her park ranger sister in Yosemite, Rilla has new experiences after falling in with a group of mountain climbers. Ages 13–up.

Verdigris Deep by Frances Hardinge (Apr. 10, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3026-9). When friends steal coins from a well, the well witch insists that they must serve her. Ages 13–up.

Munmun by Jesse Andrews (Apr. 3, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2871-6). In a near-future world where one’s physical size is proportional to one’s wealth, tiny and destitute siblings struggle to survive. Ages 14–up.


Hanazuki Chapter Books start up with A Spark in the Dark (Mar. 20, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2942-3) and Where in the Moon? or Missing: Little Blue Hemka (July 10, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2951-5) by Stacy Davidowitz, illus. by Victoria Ying, ages 6–9. Jack and the Geniuses return in Lost in the Jungle by Bill Nye and Gregory Mone, illus. by Nicholas Iluzada (May 1, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2867-9), ages 8–12. Lumberjanes adds The Moon Is Up by Mariko Tamaki, illus. by Brooklyn Allen and Boom! Studios (May 8, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2868-6), ages 8–12. The Flash welcomes Johnny Quick by Barry Lyga (Apr. 3, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2865-5), ages 9–12. Supergirl is back in Supergirl: Curse of the Ancients by Jo Whittemore (May 1, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2866-2), ages 9–12. And Twilight Robbery offers Fly Trap by Frances Hardinge (Apr. 17, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3025-2), 13–up.

Abrams Appleseed

Bedtime, Ted! by Sophy Henn (Mar. 6, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-2757-3). In this series launch with gatefolds, a willful toddler procrastinates at bedtime. Ages 1–3.

Hero vs. Villain: A Book of Opposites by T. Nat Fuller, illus. by Alex Eben Meyer (June 12, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2825-9). Heroes and villains star in this introduction to opposites. Ages 1–3.

Mama, Is It Summer Yet? by Nikki McClure (Apr. 3, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2828-0). The mother of a boy who can’t wait for summer encourages him to savor the beauty of spring. Ages 1–3.

My Mom Is Magical (Apr. 3, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2962-1) and My Dad Is Amazing (May 15, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2961-4) by Hello!Lucky pay tribute to parents and their kids. Ages 1–3.

Who? A Celebration of Babies by Robie Harris, illus. by Natascha Rosenberg (June 5, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2834-1), explores babies’ relationships with the people and things they love. Ages 1–3.

Frankie’s Magical Day: A First Book of Whimsical Words by Michelle Sachiko Romo (Apr. 3, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2824-2) is a first word book introducing objects and places a girl encounters during her day. Ages 2–4.

Llamaphones by Janik Coat (Mar. 6, board book, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2827-3). This interactive follow-up to Hippopposites and Rhymoceros features homophones. Ages 2–4.

Whose Boat? by Toni Buzzeo, illus. by Tom Froese (May 22, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2835-8). Gatefolds reveal six workers and their various boats. Ages 2–4.


Tinyville Town issues I’m a Mail Carrier by Brian Biggs (Mar. 6, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2833-4), ages 1–3. Growing Hearts offers With My Daddy: A Book of Love and Family by Jo Witek, illus. by Christine Roussey (Apr. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2822-8), ages 2–4. Joining Hello, Big City! are Hello, New York! (May 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2829-7) and Hello, Paris! (May 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2830-3) by Christopher Franceschelli, illus. by Geraldine Cosneau, ages 2–4. Press-Out and Play adds Jessie Ford’s My First Toolbox (Mar. 13, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2929-4), ages 3–5. And Summer by David A. Carter (Apr. 24, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2832-7) is a new Seasons Pop-Up title, ages 3–5.

Agate Bolden


Denene Millner Books presents What Is Light? by Markette Sheppard, illus. by Cathy Ann Johnson (June 12, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-57284-247-2), ages 2–5.

Akashic/Black Sheep

Sea Creatures from the Sky by Ricardo Cortés (Apr. 3, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61775-616-0). After marine biologists tag and release a shark, it tells its friends about the strange creatures that live above. Ages 1–7.

Alaska Northwest

How Raven Got His Crooked Nose: An Alaskan Dena’ina Fable, retold by Barbara J. Atwater and Ethan J. Atwater, illus. by Mindy Dwyer (Apr. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5132-6095-2). When Chulyen the trickster raven loses his nose one day, he vows to get it back. Ages 5–8.


PAR-TAY! Dance of the Veggies (and Their Friends) by Eloise Greenfield, illus. by Don Tate (Apr. 2, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-9977720-2-9). What happens when a family goes out—and the vegetables leave the fridge? Ages 5–7.

Albert Whitman

Go Baby! Go Dog! by Anne Vittur Kennedy (Mar. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-2971-3). A crawling baby follows the family dog whatever he goes. Ages 1–3.

Anybody’s Game: Kathryn Johnston, the First Girl to Play Little League Baseball by Heather Lang, illus. by Cecilia Puglesi (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0379-9), relays the true story of the first girl to play on a Little League team after trying out dressed as a boy in 1950. Ages 4–8.

A Church for All by Gayle E. Pitman, illus. by Laure Fournier (May 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-1179-4). On Sunday, a diverse community gathers at a church that welcomes all. Ages 4–8.

Emma and Muse by Nancy Lemon (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-1994-3). What happens when Muse, Emma’s dog and artistic muse, runs off after making a mistake? Ages 4–8.

I Am Famous by Tara Luebbe and Becky Cattie, illus. by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-3440-3). An African-American girl performs a song at her grandfather’s birthday party. Ages 4–8.

Lazybones by Claire Messer (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-4402-0). A lazy dog who hates going on walks changes his mind after meeting a playful pug. Ages 4–8.

Mary Had a Little Lab by Sue Fliess, illus. by Petros Bouloubasis (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-4982-7). When a young inventor creates a pet sheep with her machine, the Sheepinator, her classmates want pet sheep, too. Ages 4–8.

My Hair Is a Garden by Cozbi A. Cabrera (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0923-4). A neighbor uses a garden metaphor to show a biracial girl that maintaining healthy hair isn’t a chore and that black hair is beautiful. Ages 4–8.

Once Upon a Zzzz by Maddie Frost (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-6064-8). While the author snoozes, the illustrator takes over and tells the story exactly the way she wants, with a llama princess and space travel. Ages 4–8.

That Fruit Is Mine! by Anuska Allepuz (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7894-0). Mice work together to outsmart elephants who have trouble reaching a prized piece of fruit high in a tree. Ages 4–8.

Mindful Me: Mindfulness and Meditation for Kids by Whitney Stewart, illus. by Stacy Peterson (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-5144-8). This introduction to the world of self-care and mindfulness provides instructions to more than 30 breathing, relaxation, and meditation exercises. Ages 9–12.

Algonquin Young Readers

A Possibility of Whales by Karen Rivers (Mar. 13, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61620-723-6) is the story of a girl who—thanks to her friends, her famous single dad, and an unexpected encounter with a whale—learns the true meaning of family. Ages 8–12.

Running on the Roof of the World by Jess Butterworth (May 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61620-819-6). This contemporary adventure is set in the Himalayan landscape of Tibet and India. Ages 10–13.

Tell Me No Lies by Adele Griffin (June 12, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-61620-676-5). Unfolding against the backdrop of the 1980s, this novel explores the thrill of rebellion, the nature of friendship, and the complications of first love. Ages 13–18.

Votes for Women! American Suffragists and the Battle for the Ballot by Winifred Conkling (Feb. 13, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-61620-734-2) tells the story of the tenacious American women who demanded, fought for, and finally won their right to vote. Ages 13–18.


Carmer and Grit continues with The Crooked Castle by Sarah Jean Horwitz (Apr. 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61620-664-2), ages 10–13.

All About Kids

Love You Back Grandma by Umesh Shukla and Andras Balogh (Mar. 20, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-0-9963756-5-8). Time and distance cannot weaken the bond between a girl and her grandmother. Ages 4–8.

Allen & Unwin

Bush Bedtime (July 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-925267-06-8) and Bush Birthday (July 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-925267-05-1) by Lorette Broekstra. Australian bush animals star in these tales introducing counting and language concepts. Ages 2–5.

The Grand, Genius Summer of Henry Hoobler by Lisa Shanahan (June 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-76029-301-7). On a camping trip, a new friend gives a timid boy the courage to deal with creepy crawlies—and ride his new bike. Ages 7–11.

The Unforgettable What’s His Name by Paul Jennings, illus. by Craig Smith (Apr. 1, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-76029-085-6). In this adventure, a boy who just wants to blend in gets his wish. Ages 7–12.

Giants, Trolls, Witches, Beasts: Ten Tales from the Deep, Dark Woods by Craig Phillips (June 1, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-76011-326-1) retells 10 myths and legends from around the world, in comic-book format. Ages 8–12.

Mediterranean by Armin Greder (June 1, hardcover, $25.99, ISBN 978-1-76063-095-9). A lifeless body is found in this somber story that encourages readers to reflect on society’s treatment of refugees. Ages 8–up.

A Different Dog by Paul Jennings (June 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-76029-646-9). A lost boy who can’t speak and a dog who walks in circles struggle to find their way out of a dark forest. Ages 10–14.

Lisette’s Paris Notebook by Catherine Bateson (June 1, paper, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-76029-363-5). During her gap year, a teen finds romance in Paris. Ages 13–17.

The Things We Promise by J.C. Burke (Apr. 1, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-76029-040-5). In this novel set during the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the early 1990s, Gemma’s life changes when her brother returns home from New York City. Ages 13–17.


Through My Eyes: Natural Disasters welcomes Shaozhen by Wai Chim, ed. by Lyn White (July 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-76011-379-7), ages 11–14.

American Girl


The WellieWishers return in The Clippity-Cloppity Carnival (June 18, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-68337-085-7), Emerson and Princess Peep (June 18, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-68337-086-4), and Willa’s Wilderness Campout (June 18, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-68337-087-1) by Valerie Tripp, illus. by Thu Thai, ages 5–7. New Molly novels by Valerie Tripp, illus. by Juliana Kolesova, are Chances and Changes: My Journey with Molly (Feb. 19, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68337-056-7); and Molly Classics: A Winning Spirit (Feb. 19, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68337-054-3) and Stars, Stripes, and Surprises (Feb. 19, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68337-055-0), ages 8–12. The Mystery series continues with The Legend of the Shark Goddess: A Nanea Mystery by Erin Falligant (Feb. 19, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68337-059-8) and Menace at Mammoth Cave: A Kit Mystery by Mary Casanova (Feb. 19, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68337-060-4), both illus. by Juliana Kolesova; and The Showstopper: A Rebecca Mystery by Casanova, illus. by Jennifer Kalis (Feb. 19, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68337-074-1), ages 8–12. And A Smart Girl’s Guide: Sports & Fitness: How to Use Your Body and Mind to Play and Feel Your Best by Therese Kauchak Maring (Feb. 19, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68337-062-8) joins Smart Girl’s Guides, ages 9–12.

Andersen USA

Looking After William by Eve Coy (Mar. 27, hardcover, $1, ISBN 978-1-78344-541-7). A girl who pretends she is the parent and her father is the child imagines what he could be when he grows up. Ages 1–3.

I Want My Dad! by Tony Ross (May 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-1453-9). The Little Princess wants an exciting father, but the King can’t bake, he’s afraid of heights, and he gets seasick. Ages 4–9.

The Stone Bird by Jenny McCartney, illus. by Patrick Benson (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-1455-3). When Eliza finds something special on the beach, her mother says it’s a stone, but Eliza knows it’s an egg. Ages 4–9.

The T-Rex Who Lost His Specs! by Jeanne Willis, illus. by Tony Ross (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-1456-0). Disasters ensue when an accident-prone T. rex loses his glasses. Ages 4–9.

The Weaver by Qian Shi (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-1454-6). A spider who is a weaver and a collector discovers the difference between what you collect in the world and what you collect in your heart. Ages 4–9.

Sir Ned and the Nasties by Brett McKee, illus. by David McKee (June 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-78344-567-7). After the Nasties’ band makes dreadful noise, Sir Ned teaches them to listen to each other so they can play beautiful music. Ages 5–7.


How Big Is an Elephant? by Rossana Bossu (Apr. 10, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-55451-998-9; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-55451-997-2). Animals big and small introduce basic math concepts. Ages 3–5.

Sugar and Snails by Sarah Tsiang, illus. by Sonja Wimmer (Mar. 13, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77321-005-6). A group of siblings and their grandfather devise lists of ingredients that girls and boys are made of. Ages 4–7.

Tree Song by Tiffany Stone, illus. by Holly Hatam (Apr. 10, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77321-001-8), follows the life cycle of a tree as it grows from seedling to mature tree, and finally gives way to a new sapling. Ages 4–7.

Cross Ups, Book 1: Tournament Trouble by Sylv Chiang, illus. by Connie Choi (Mar. 13, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-77321-008-7). In this series debut, Jaden wants to excel at a video game, but his mom won’t let him enter a tournament. Ages 8–11.

Super Cats: True Stories of Felines That Made History by Elizabeth MacLeod (Mar. 13, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-55451-993-4) compiles tales and facts about cats. Ages 8–11.

The Sound of Freedom by Kathy Kacer (Mar. 13, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-55451-969-9). Based on a true story, this book tells of a Jewish girl and her family’s quest to escape from the growing danger in 1936 Poland. Ages 9–12.

Fire Song by Adam Garnet Jones (Mar. 13, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-55451-977-4). A boy on an indigenous reserve in Canada longs to go to college, but his sister’s suicide and his love for another boy make that difficult to achieve. Ages 14–up.


Dear Komodo Dragon by Nancy Kelly Allen (Feb. 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60718-449-2). When an aspiring dragon slayer befriends an endangered Komodo dragon through pen pal letters, she abandons that career goal. Ages 4–8.

The Lizard Lady by Jennifer Keats Curtis and Nicole Angeli, illus. by Veronica Jones (Feb. 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60718-066-1), spotlights scientist Angeli’s work to preserve the endangered St. Croix ground lizard. Ages 4–8.

Oliver’s Otter Phase by Lisa Connors (Feb. 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60718-451-5). Inspired by a trip to an aquarium, Oliver decides he wants to be a sea otter—but changes his mind after trying to copy otter behavior. Ages 4–8.

Yodel the Yearling by Mary Holland (Feb. 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60718-448-5). Photos and text chronicle the process of growing up for black bear siblings before they are ready to leave their mother. Ages 4–8.

Maggie: Alaska’s Last Elephant by Jennifer Keats Curtis, illus. by Phyllis Saroff (Feb. 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60718-450-8). Keepers prepare the only remaining elephant at the Alaska Zoo for a new home. Ages 5–8.


Mary Holland’s Animal Anatomy and Adaptations offers Animal Ears (Feb. 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60718-447-8), ages 4–8.

Arte Publico/Piñata

Harvesting Friends/Cosechando amigos by Kathleen Contreras, trans. by Gabriela Baeza Ventura, illus. by Gary Undercuffler (May 31, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-55885-858-9). In this bilingual tale, Lupe and her family and friends discover that they can harvest more than just fruits and vegetables in their community garden. Ages 4–8.

Maya and Annie on Saturdays and Sundays/Los sábados y domingos de Maya y Annie by Gwendolyn Zepeda, trans. by Gabriela Baeza Ventura, illus. by Thelma Muraida (May 31, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-55885-859-6). Maya and Annie learn about each other’s family and cultural heritage as their parents date. Ages 4–8.

The Season of Rebels and Roses by Virginia Sánchez-Korrol (May 31, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-55885-865-7) is a novel about women’s involvement in the 19th-century movements to free Puerto Rico and Cuba from Spain. Ages 14–up.


Mickey Rangel Mysteries gains The Curse of the Bully’s Wrath/La maldición de la ira del abusón by René Saldaña Jr., trans. by Gabriela Baeza Ventura (May 31, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-55885-866-4), ages 8–12. And Roosevelt High School continues with Forgiving Moses by Gloria Velásquez (May 31, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-55885-864-0), ages 14–up.


Lucy and the Dragonfly by Lucie Papineau, illus. by Caroline Hamel (May 22, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-2-7338-5620-8). When a girl becomes sick watching the planet slowly dying, a dragonfly spreads her story and people come together to heal the planet and the girl. Ages 4–8.


The Wolf stars in The Wolf Who Didn’t Like to Read by Orianne Lallemand, illus. by Eléonore Thuillier (May 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-2-7338-5619-2), ages 3–8.


Farmyard Treasury: 4 Books Gift Set by Christine Gore (Apr. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-7873-1) offers four chunky board books that explore early-learning concepts in a farmyard setting. Ages 1–4.

Yoga Kids by Fearne Cotton, illus. by Sheena Dempsey (Mar. 1, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-5030-0), illustrates stretches and yoga poses. Ages 2–5.

Richard Scarry Roger Rhino’s Search and Find! With Lots of Things to Find! by Richard Scarry (Mar. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-5031-7). Busytown animals challenge kids to find hidden objects. Ages 3–6.

Being a Bee by Jinny Johnson, illus. by Lucy Davey (Apr. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-1117-2), showcases life in a hive, honey making, and beekeeping. Ages 5–8.

A Whole Bunch of Feelings: What Do They Mean? by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos and Gustavo Mazali (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-1147-9) examines identifying and dealing with emotions. Ages 5–8.

Nature’s Wonders by Alejandro Algarra and Gustavo Mazali (Mar. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-1096-0) explores such topics as climate, our planet, the sea, and animals. Ages 6–10.

100 Screen Free Ways to Beat Boredom! by Kris Hirschmann, illus. by Elisa Paganelli (Mar. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-1149-3), outlines such unplugged activities as planting an herb garden and building an obstacle course. Ages 7–10.

Greatest Magical Stories by Michael Morpurgo (May 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-5023-2) retells and illustrates timeless tales, among them “The Frog Prince,” “Rumpelstiltskin,” and “Sleeping Beauty.” Ages 7–10.

A Robot World: Discover Amazing Robots and Their Robotic Powers by Clive Gifford (Apr. 1, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-5040-9). Photos illustrate this look at the evolution of robots and their capabilities. Ages 7–10.

Dinosaur Number Crunch: The Figures, Facts, and Prehistoric Stats You Need to Know by Kevin Pettman (Feb. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-1132-5). An illustrated overview of dinosaurs. Ages 8–11.

Vote for Me! How Governments and Elections Work Around the World by Louise Spilsbury, illus. by Mike Gordon (Feb. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-1142-4), compiles info about the workings of various governments. Ages 8–11.


Emma Dodd’s Sprinkle with Kisses issues Look, Baby Crawls: With Peep Through Shapes for Little Hands to Explore (Mar. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-5034-8) and Sweet Baby Smiles: With Peep Through Shapes for Little Hands to Explore (Mar. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-5035-5), ages 1–3. Mini Friends Touch & Feel greets Furry Bunny (Feb. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-5011-9), Furry Chick (Feb. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-5012-6), Furry Lamb (Feb. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-5013-3), and Furry Puppy (Feb. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-5014-0) by Annie Auerbach, illus. by Laura Rigo, ages 1–4. New Picture Magic titles by Amanda Enright are Farm (Mar. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-5032-4) and Pets (Mar. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-5033-1), ages 1–4. And Seek & Peek offers Farm: A Lift the Flap Pop-Up Book About Numbers! (Apr. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-5045-4) and Jungle: A Lift the Flap Pop-Up Book About Colors! (Apr. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-5046-1) by Elizabeth Golding, illus. by Tony Neal, ages 1–4.

My Bag presents My Kitten Bag (Feb. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-5028-7) and My Puppy Bag (Feb. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-5029-4) by Annie Auerbach, illus. by Roberta Pagnoni and Laura Rigo, ages 2–5. Joining Look and Wonder are The Amazing Life Cycle of Butterflies (May 1, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-5042-3), The Amazing Life Cycle of Plants (May 1, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-5043-0), The Great Big Water Cycle Adventure (May 1, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-5044-7), and A Stroll Through the Seasons (May 1, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-5041-6) by Kay Barnham, illus. by Maddie Frost, ages 5–8. And Children in Our World releases Global Conflict (Feb. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-5021-8) and Racism and Intolerance (Feb. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-5022-5) by Louise Spilsbury, illus. by Hanane Kai (Feb. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-5022-5), ages 6–9.

How Many? How Much? by Emilie Gillet (May 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-5048-5) and Tell Me How? by Isabelle Fougere (May 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-5047-8) are new Tell Me Books, ages 8–10. Stem Quest adds Astonishing Atoms and Matter Mayhem: Science (May 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-1136-3) and Fabulous Figures and Cool Calculations: Math (May 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-1135-6) by Colin Stuart; and Fantastic Forces and Incredible Machines: Engineering (May 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-1134-9) and Tools, Robotics, and Gadgets Galore: Technology (May 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-1137-0) by Nick Arnold, ages 8–11. And Real Lives welcomes Explorers & Pioneers: Intrepid Adventurers Who Achieved the Unthinkable (Apr. 1, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-5038-6) and Incredible Successes: Inspiring People Who Overcame Adversity (Apr. 1, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-5039-3) by Lyn Coutts, ages 10–16.



Without Even Trying! gains How to Think Like a Coder by Jim Christian (Mar. 6, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-84994-445-8), all ages.



Princess Cupcake Jones by Ylleya Fields returns in Princess Cupcake Jones Saddles Up! (May 1, board book, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-9909986-6-2), ages 3–8.


Let’s Go ABC! Things That Go, from A to Z by Rhonda Gowler Greene, illus. by Daniel Kirk (May 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8027-3509-6). This rhyming story introduces vehicles representing each alphabet letter. Ages 2–5.

Pet This Book (May 22, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-507-0) and Play This Book (May 22, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-506-3) by Jessica Young, illus. by Daniel Wiseman, are interactive books that invite readers to care for animals; and play a variety of instruments. Ages 2–5.

Bear’s Scare by Jacob Grant (June 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-720-3). What happens when Bear, who keeps a clean house, discovers a spider web? Ages 3–6.

Big Box Little Box by Caryl Hart, illus. by Edward Underwood (July 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-786-9). A cat investigates every box it encounters—and makes a mouse friend along the way. Ages 3–6.

Perfectly Norman by Tom Percival (May 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-785-2). A boy grows wings in this story celebrating being oneself and daring to be different. Ages 3–6.

Piggy: Let’s Be Friends! by Trevor Lai (Feb. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-068-6). In this follow-up to Piggy, the big-hearted heroine befriends a mole. Ages 3–6.

Watch Out for Muddy Puddles! by Ben Faulks, illus. by Ben Cort (Mar. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-627-5). A boy discovers what exists below the surface of muddy puddles. Ages 3–6.

When the World Is Full of Friends by Gillian Shields, illus. by Anna Currey (Feb. 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-619-626-8). A family of rabbits meets a squirrel family, in this companion to When the World Is Ready for Bed and When the World Was Waiting for You. Ages 3–6.

Dreaming Dangerous by Lauren DeStefano (July 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-447-9). At an academy for gifted orphans, friends who share adventures in nightly dreams discover alarming secrets about their school. Ages 8–12.

How to Sell Your Family to the Aliens by Paul Noth (Apr. 3, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-657-2). A boy who means to swap out only his tyrannical grandmother accidentally sells his entire wacky family to aliens. Ages 8–12.

Kid Normal by Greg James and Chris Smith, illus. by Erica Salcedo (June 19, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-709-8). In this series launch, Murph’s mom enrolls him at a school for superheroes, despite his lack of special abilities. Ages 8–12.

Maudlin Towers: Curse of the Werewolf Boy by Chris Priestley (July 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-932-0). Two kids solve the mystery of a theft, in the first volume of a series set in a gloomy, gargoyle-infested school. Ages 8–12.

Pennybaker School Is Revolting by Jennifer Brown, illus. by Marta Kissi (July 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-176-8). After his teacher goes missing and his friends abandon him, Thomas decides it’s time for a revolution. Ages 8–12.

The Rose Legacy by Jessica Day George (May 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-59990-647-8). Anthea is shocked to learn that her uncle breeds horses, which is forbidden in her kingdom, and that she can sense their thoughts. Ages 8–12.

Seeker of the Crown by Ruth Lauren (Apr. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-133-1). In this sequel to Prisoner of Ice and Snow, the queen asks Valor to track down the evil Princess Anastasia. Ages 8–12.

The Unicorn Quest by Kamilla Benko (Feb. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-245-1) is the debut book in a fantasy series about a real-world girl searching for her sister in a magical land full of strange creatures. Ages 8–12.

You Are Mighty: A Guide to Changing the World by Caroline Paul, illus. by Lauren Tamaki (May 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-822-4), features tips for aspiring change makers and anecdotes about young activists. Ages 10–12.

Breakout by Kate Messner (June 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-536-0). In this story told in letters, text messages, news stories, and comics, Nora and Elidee deal with changes in their town after two inmates break out of prison. Ages 10–14.

They Lost Their Heads! What Happened to Washington’s Teeth, Einstein’s Brain, and Other Famous Body Parts by Carlyn Beccia (Apr. 3, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8027-3745-8) examines the medical and macabre mysteries surrounding some of history’s most famous body parts. Ages 10–14.

The Opposite of Here by Tara Altebrando (June 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-706-7). On a cruise ship, Natalie meets a boy who mysteriously disappears after they have a late-night talk. Ages 13–up.

Whisper of the Tide by Sarah Tolcser (June 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-299-4). When a man offers Markos military might in exchange for his daughter’s hand, Markos and Caro are torn between their love and the fate of their land. Ages 13–up.

The Brink of Darkness by Jeff Giles (July 3, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-755-9). In the sequel to The Edge of Everything, X’s loss of his power pushes him toward a darkness he’s never experienced. Ages 14–up.

Moonrise by Sarah Crossan (May 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-366-3). Joe Moon travels to Texas to help the older brother he barely knows through his last few weeks before being executed for murder. Ages 14–up.

More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer (Mar. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-014-3). When Rev and Emma meet and connect instantly, they promise to help each other lift the burden of their secrets. Ages 14–up.

No Filter by Orlagh Collins (Mar. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-724-1). Summering with her grandmother in an isolated beach town, Emerald bonds with Liam, a troubled songwriter. Ages 14–up.

The Universe Is Expanding and So Am I by Carolyn Mackler (May 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-599-5). Virginia’s brother is arrested for rape, in this sequel to The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things. Ages 14–up.

When Light Left Us by Leah Thomas (Feb. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-181-2). After their father leaves, a shimmering, alien character appears and changes how three siblings see themselves and the world. Ages 14–up.


Ella Moonheart’s Kitty’s Magic greets Misty the Scared Kitten (Feb. 20, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-607-7), Shadow the Lonely Cat (Feb. 20, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-609-1), Ruby the Runaway Kitten (June 5, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-702-9), and Star the Little Farm Cat (June 5, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-703-6), ages 7–10. Bad Mermaids debuts with Bad Mermaids Make Waves by Sibéal Pounder (May 1, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-792-0), ages 8–12. The Genius Factor adds How to Tame a Human Tornado by Paul Tobin (Mar. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-899-0), ages 8–12. Secrets of the Seven adds The Ring of Honor by Sarah L. Thomson (Apr. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-735-1), ages 8–12. Simon Thorn stars in Simon Thorn and the Shark’s Cave by Aimée Carter (Feb. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-718-4), ages 8–12. The Wide-Awake Princess returns in Princess Before Dawn by E.D. Baker (Mar. 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-673-2), ages 8–12. And A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (May 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-631-2) continues with A Court of Frost and Starlight, ages 17–up.


Everywhere You Want to Be by Christina June (May 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76333-8). Inspired by Red Riding Hood’s story, this book centers on a dancer who spends the summer with a New York City troupe. Ages 13–up.

Olivia Twist by Lorie Langdon (Mar. 6, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76341-3). In this reimagining of Charles Dickens’s classic, Olivia must live as a boy for her own safety until she is rescued from the streets. Ages 13–up.

Blue River

Frederick Douglass by Robin Condon (Feb. 1, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68157-072-3) profiles this abolitionist and crusader for equal rights. Ages 12–up.


Dress Like Mommy by Lisa Stickley (Feb. 6, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-910716-58-8). A girl loves to dress like her mom, in this tale celebrating mother-daughter togetherness. Ages 2–5.

Boyds Mills

Dreaming of You by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater, illus. by Aaron DeWitt (Mar. 6, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62979-212-5). This bedtime tale imagines what animals dream of. Ages 4–8.

Terrific Tongues! by Maria Gianferrari, illus. by Jia Liu (Apr. 3, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62091-784-8), reveals the unusual ways different animals—including woodpeckers, snakes, and bats—use their tongues. Ages 4–8.

The Goolz Next Door: A Bad Night for Bullies by Gary Ghislain (Mar. 13, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62979-677-2). In this series launch, wheelchair-bound Harold receives a powerful artifact that helps him fight bullies. Ages 8–12.

Ghosts of Ordinary Objects: Bone’s Gift by Angie Smibert (Mar. 20, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62979-850-9). This series debut introduces a girl who can see the stories behind everyday objects. Ages 10–14.

Rescue by Jessie Haas (Apr. 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62979-880-6). Her neighbor’s opinions on animal rights, global warming, and responsible farming have Joni both questioning and defending her family’s Vermont farm. Ages 10–14.

Rewind by Carolyn O’Doherty (Apr. 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62979-814-1) launches a series about a society whose members can rewind time to help solve crimes. Ages 12–up.

Boyds Mills/Calkins Creek

Blue Grass Boy: The Story of Bill Monroe, Father of Bluegrass Music by Barb Rosenstock, illus. by Edwin Fotheringham (Mar. 6, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62979-439-6), is a biography of this Kentucky musician. Ages 9–12.

Born to Swing: Lil Hardin Armstrong’s Life in Jazz by Mara Rockliff, illus. by Michele Wood (Feb. 6, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62979-555-3), profiles this American jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader. Ages 9–12.

A Lady Has the Floor: Belva Lockwood Speaks Out for Women’s Rights by Kate Hannigan, illus. by Alison Jay (Feb. 20, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62979-453-2), is a biography of this lawyer and women’s rights activist. Ages 9–12.

When the Crickets Stopped Singing by Marilyn Cram-Donahue (Mar. 20, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62979-723-6). In this novel set in 1939, a girl defies her community’s social norms when a dangerous man poses a threat to a friend. Ages 10–14.

Boyds Mills/Wordsong

School People by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illus. by Ellen Shi (Feb. 13, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62979-703-8), compiles 15 poems celebrating people encountered by children during a school day. Ages 5–8.

Crawly School for Bugs: Poems to Drive You Buggy by David Harrison, illus. by Julie Bayless (Mar. 20, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62979-204-0). Poems spotlight students and staff at a school for insects. Ages 5–9.

Boys Town

Uniquely Wired: A Story About Autism and Its Gifts by Julia Cook (Feb. 1, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-944882-19-8). A boy living with autism describes his point of view, providing a better understanding of his behavior. Ages 5–11.

When I Couldn’t Get Over It, I Learned to Start Acting Differently: A Story About Managing Sadness by Bryan Smith (Mar. 25, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-944882-22-8). A teacher helps Kyle learn how to recognize and manage his sadness. Ages 5–12.


Executive Function issues It Was Just Right Here! by Bryan Smith, illus. by Lisa Griffin (Feb. 1, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-944882-20-4), ages 5–11. And The Misadventures of Michael McMichaels releases The Double-Dog Dare by Tony Penn (Feb. 15, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-944882-21-1), ages 7–12.



Brave Like a Girl gains What Does a Princess Really Look Like? by Mark Loewen, illus. by Ed Pokoj (July 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-945448-17-1), ages 5–7. If We’re Gone issues Who Will Roar If I Go? by Paige Jaeger, illus. by Carol Hill Quirk (June 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-945448-15-7), ages 5–7. And Crisanta Knight returns in The Liar, the Witch, & the Wormhole by Geanna Culbertson (June 1, paper, $23.95, ISBN 978-1-945448-10-2), ages 14–up.


Tiger Finds a Family by Ronnie W. Nickell, illus. by Dustin Nickell (Feb. 13, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-61254-982-8). A kitten finally gets adopted in this story of family, friendship, and belonging. Ages 4–7.

Off the Chart! The Amazing Story of the Alphabet Zebra by Ann McKeever Stautz, illus. by Alvina Kwong (June 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61254-991-0). Zeke the Zebra escapes from a classroom alphabet chart and turns into a stuffed animal by day and a real zebra by night. Ages 4–8.

Otto’s Poison Discovery by Jennifer Watson, illus. by Ralph Voltz (Feb. 27, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-61254-978-1). When Otto mistakenly uses bathroom cleaner to wash his hands, he learns how to practice proper daily safety. Ages 5–8.

Through the Barbed Wire by Isabella Allen, illus. by Cynthia Meadows (Apr. 3, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61254-983-5). Isla tackles the mystery of what is behind odd occurrences and fires on her family’s Texas ranch. Ages 9–12.

Venators Magic Unleashed by Devri Walls (Apr. 10, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61254-987-3). Can three teens who are sucked into a dark, fantastical world find their way back home? Ages 12–up.


Learning League adds Reading Rachel by Monica Lozano Hughes, illus. by Cynthia Meadows (Apr. 24, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61254-985-9), ages 4–8. And Sage Alexander returns in Sage Alexander and the Blood of Seth by Steve Copling (Apr. 11, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-61254-990-3), ages 12–up.


Sew Creative: 16 Projects to Make Your Own—Tons of Techniques by Jennifer Pol Colin (June 7, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-61745-685-5) provides instructions to make and customize sewing projects. Ages 8–14.

Cardinal Rule

The Fruit Salad Friend: Recipe for a True Friend by Maria Dismondy (Apr. 1, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-0-9976085-2-6). After being bullied, Chloe discovers the recipe for lasting friendship. Ages 4–10.

Cameron Kids

Los Angeles Is... by Elisa Parhad, illus. by Alexander Vidal (Apr. 24, board book, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-944903-23-7), spotlights the City of Angels. Ages 1–4.

The Great Chicken Escape by Nikki McClure (Apr. 3, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-944903-22-0). Four chickens flee the coop, roam the world, and return home just in time to roost. Ages 4–8.

Red by Jed Alexander (Apr. 17, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-944903-11-4) offers a wordless retelling of the tale of “Little Red Riding Hood.” Ages 4–8.


Walnut Animal Society adds Magnolia’s Magnificent Map by Lauren Bradshaw, illus. by Wednesday Kirwan (Apr. 17, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-944903-12-1), ages 4–8.


Black Bird Yellow Sun by Steve Light (Mar. 6, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9067-0). A bird wings its way through the day, flying from one vibrant color to another. Ages 1–3.

Ciao, Baby! In the Park (May 8, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8398-6) and Ciao, Baby! Ready for a Ride (May 8, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8397-9) by Carole Lexa Schaefer, illus. by Lauren Tobia, introduce a curious tot eager to explore the world. Ages 1–3.

Peep and Ducky Rainy Day by David Martin, illus. by David M. Walker (Feb. 13, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9523-1). The pals from Peep and Ducky find plenty to do in the rain. Ages 1–3.

Play by Jez Alborough (June 12, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9599-6). Bobo the chimp finds his way home at bedtime. Ages 1–3.

Shelby’s Snack Shack illus. by Lucia Gaggiotti (Mar. 13, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9873-7). In this book with flaps and tabs, Shelby needs help finding missing dog bones for her snack shack. Ages 1–3.

Animals with Tiny Cat by Viviane Schwarz (Mar. 13, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9818-8). After using household items to dress up like animals, Tiny Cat imitates their sounds. Ages 2–5.

Bears and Blossoms by Shirley Parenteau, illus. by David Walker (Mar. 13, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9755-6). The characters from Bears on Chairs spend a spring day picnicking and flying kites. Ages 2–5.

Bigger! Bigger! by Leslie Patricelli (May 8, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7930-9). The star of Faster! Faster! and Higher! Higher! dons a construction hat in this building adventure. Ages 2–5.

Crash! Boom! A Math Tale by Robie H. Harris, illus. by Chris Chatterton (May 8, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7827-2). Elephant uses blocks and math concepts to build something tall. Ages 2–5.

The Greedy Goat by Petr Horácek (May 8, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9497-5). In this cautionary tale, a goat who is tired of eating herbs and grass goes on a tasting spree and wreaks havoc in the barnyard. Ages 2–5.

Mrs. Mole, I’m Home! by Jarvis (June 26, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9495-1). What happens when a a mole loses his glasses—and his sense of direction? Ages 2–5.

Prickly Hedgehogs! by Jane McGuinness (Mar. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9880-5). A mother hedgehog teaches her babies to survive on their own. Ages 2–5.

Splish, Splash, Ducky! by Lucy Cousins (Feb. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9844-7). A duckling has fun playing with friends in the rain—until the sun comes out. Ages 2–5.

Albert’s Tree by Jenni Desmond (Apr. 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9688-7). Awake after his long sleep, Albert the bear can’t wait to spend time in his own special tree, but why won’t Tree stop crying? Ages 3–7.

Frog and Beaver by Simon James (Apr. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9819-5). In this ecological fable, a new neighbor with ambitious plans turns life upside down for the other river animals. Ages 3–7.

Hazel and Twig: The Birthday Fortune by Brenna Burns Yu (Apr. 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8970-4). This story about two sisters with big dreams introduces the doljabi, a Korean first birthday tradition. Ages 3–7.

I’m a Duck by Eve Bunting, illus. by Will Hillenbrand (Mar. 13, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8032-9). A duck who’s afraid to swim practices in a puddle before leaping into the pond. Ages 3–7.

In the Past: From Trilobites to Dinosaurs to Mammoths in More Than 500 Million Years by David Elliott, illus. by Matthew Trueman (Mar. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6073-4). Poems and artwork showcase prehistoric creatures. Ages 3–7.

A Lion Is a Lion by Polly Dunbar (Apr. 24, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9731-0). A dancing, singing, hungry lion invites himself into the home of two children. Ages 3–7.

A Mighty Bitey Creature by Ronda Armitage, illus. by Nikki Dyson (June 12, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9878-2). Who is biting jungle creatures’ bottoms? Ages 3–7.

Sam’s Hamburger by David Pelham (Mar. 13, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9836-2). In this lift-the-flap companion to Sam’s Sandwich, Sam and his sister set out to catch the neighborhood burger thief. Ages 3–7.

Snowboy and the Last Tree Standing by Hiawyn Oram, illus. by Birgitta Sif (Mar. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9572-9), shows that in the face of greed and reckless destruction, one caring person can make a big difference. Ages 3–7.

Ten Horse Farm by Robert Sabuda (Apr. 10, hardcover, $29.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6398-8) is a pop-up book featuring grazing, prancing, and galloping horses on an idyllic farm. Ages 3–7.

The Tiptoeing Tiger by Philippa Leathers (Feb. 6, hardcover, $14, ISBN 978-0-7636-8843-1). Determined to prove that he is terrifying, a small tiger creeps through the forest to find someone to scare. Ages 3–7.

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt: Changing Picture Book by Michael Rosen, illus. by Helen Oxenbury (May 22, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9601-6). In this pull-tab tale, a family searches for a bear in various terrains. Ages 3–7.

Bird Builds a Nest: A First Science Storybook by Martin Jenkins, illus. by Richard Jones (Feb. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9346-6). A bird builds a nest, in this tale demonstrating the concepts of pushing and pulling. Ages 4–6.

Dog on a Digger by Kate Prendergast (May 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0041-6) is a wordless story about a dog who likes to ride along while his human companion works an excavator at a construction site. Ages 4–6.

Saturday Is Swimming Day by Hyewon Yum (June 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9117-2). Encouraged by her swimming instructor, a girl gradually conquers her fear of getting in the pool. Ages 4–6.

The Squirrels’ Busy Year: A First Science Storybook by Martin Jenkins, illus. by Richard Jones (July 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9600-9), follows squirrels through the changing seasons. Ages 4–6.

Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal (Apr. 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9355-8). A girl’s long name reflects where she came from—and who she may one day become. Ages 4–8.

Angel in Beijing by Belle Yang (July 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9270-4). On New Year’s Eve in Beijing, a girl searches for her new feline friend who’s whisked into the sky on a dragon kite. Ages 4–8.

The Frightful Ride of Michael McMichael by Bonny Becker, illus. by Mark Fearing (July 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8150-0). Michael realizes there’s nothing normal about the bus he’s on—or its creepy driver. Ages 4–8.

In-Between Things by Priscilla Tey (May 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8983-4). This look at the “in-between” reveals that everything in the world is relative. Ages 4–8.

Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love (May 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9045-8). In this tale celebrating individuality, Julián dresses up like the three mermaid-costumed women he sees on the subway. Ages 4–8.

The Things That I Love About Trees by Chris Butterworth, illus. by Charlotte Voake (Mar. 13, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9569-9), pays homage to trees throughout the seasons. Ages 5–8.

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt: Let’s Discover Bugs by Andrea Cascardi (May 8, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0070-6). This examination of bugs includes activities and stickers. Ages 5–8.

Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship by Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes, illus. by Scott Magoon (Apr. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9604-7), is based on a true story of a girl and her service dog. Ages 5–9.

Ruby in the Ruins by Shirley Hughes (May 8, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9237-7). After Dad returns to London a changed man after serving in WWII, Ruby’s family pieces itself back together. Ages 5–9.

Square by Mac Barnett, illus. by Jon Klassen (May 8, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9607-8), is the second book in a trilogy starring shape friends Triangle, Square, and Circle. Ages 5–9.

A Stone for Sascha by Aaron Becker (May 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6596-8). In this wordless tale, a girl mourns the loss of her dog. Ages 5–9.

The Horse’s Haiku by Michael J. Rosen, illus. by Stan Fellows (Mar. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8916-2), presents haiku and artwork celebrating horses. Ages 6–9.

Earth Verse: Haiku from the Ground Up by Sally M. Walker, illus. by William Grill (Feb. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7512-7), offers poems inspired by rocks, fossils, earthquakes, and other earth science phenomena. Ages 7–9.

They Didn’t Teach This in Worm School! by Simone Lia (Feb. 13, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9536-1). A hungry chicken (who thinks he’s a flamingo) and a quick-thinking worm forge an unlikely friendship. Ages 7–9.

Cody and the Heart of a Champion by Tricia Springstubb, illus. by Eliza Wheeler (Apr. 10, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7921-7). With everything in flux—seasons, family, friendships—can Cody stay true to herself? Ages 7–10.

The Rizzlerunk Club: Best Buds Under Frogs by Leslie Patricelli (Feb. 13, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5104-6). In this illustrated novel, Lily, the new kid at school, navigates complicated friendships and feelings. Ages 7–10.

The Secret Kingdom: Nek Chand, a Changing India, and a Hidden World of Art by Barb Rosenstock, illus. by Claire A. Nivola (Feb. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7475-5), showcases the Rock Garden of Chandigarh, a visionary environment that artist Nek Chand Saini secretly built after the partition of India in 1947. Ages 7–10.

Curiosity: The Story of a Mars Rover by Markus Motum (Mar. 13, hardcover, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9504-0) examines the mission of Curiosity, the Mars rover NASA launched in 2012. Ages 8–12.

The Key to Every Thing by Pat Schmatz (May 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9566-8). When her beloved elderly next-door neighbor disappears, only Tash holds the key that might bring her back. Ages 8–12.

My Year in the Middle by Lila Quintero Weaver (July 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9231-5). In a racially polarized classroom in 1970 Alabama, talented runner Lu makes a new best friend and navigates social cliques. Ages 8–12.

The Tale of Angelino Brown by David Almond, illus. by Alex T. Smith (Mar. 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9563-7). Life takes a surprising turn for a bus driver and his wife after the man finds a tiny boy angel in his pocket. Ages 8–12.

The Turnkey of Highgate Cemetery by Allison Rushby (July 24, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9685-6). During WWII, a ghost watching over souls buried in a London cemetery encounters the ghost of a German soldier. Ages 8–12.

What’s So Special About Dickens? (Mar. 6, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9992-5; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9993-2) and What’s So Special About Shakespeare? (Mar. 6, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9994-9; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9995-6) by Michael Rosen, illus. by Sarah Nayler More, are newly reformatted editions of these explorations of the lives and ficitonal worlds of these writers. Ages 8–12.

When Paul Met Artie: The Story of Simon & Garfunkel by G. Neri, illus. by David Litchfield (Mar. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8174-6), tells the story of this duo’s journey from boyhood friendship to musical success. Ages 9–12.

The Button War: A Tale of the Great War by Avi (June 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9053-3). Boys in a war-torn Polish village are determined to prove themselves with a dare that spins out of control. Ages 10–14.

House of Dreams: The Life of L.M. Montgomery by Liz Rosenberg, illus. by Julie Morstad (June 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6057-4), is a biography of the author of Anne of Green Gables. Ages 10–14.

The Orphan Band of Springdale by Anne Nesbet (Apr. 10, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8804-2). As WWII rages in Europe, Gusta is sent from N.Y.C. to Maine, where she finds small-town prejudices—and a family secret. Ages 10–14.

Voices from the Second World War: Stories of War as Told to Children of Today (Mar. 20, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9492-0). Witnesses to WWII share their memories with young interviewers. Ages 10–14.

Blue Window by Adina Rishe Gewirtz (Mar. 6, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6036-9). When five siblings tumble through a glowing cobalt window, they find themselves in an unfamiliar world where everything looks wrong and nothing makes sense. Ages 10–up.

Harry Potter: Diagon Alley: A Movie Scrapbook by Jody Revenson (July 3, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9592-7) tours this shopping locale for wizards. Ages 10–up.

Jabberwalking by Juan Felipe Herrera (Mar. 13, hardcover, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0140-6; paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9264-3). This U.S. Poet Laureate shares tips on turning one’s wonder at the world into poetry. Ages 10–up.

Siege: How General Washington Kicked the British Out of Boston and Launched a Revolution by Roxane Orgill (Mar. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8851-6). A series of poems present the voices of residents of British-held Boston in summer 1775, as the tides of the Revolution turn. Ages 10–up.

The Book of Pearl by Timothée de Fombelle, trans. by Sarah Ardizzone and Sam Gordon (Feb. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9126-4). This modern French fairy tale centers on a first love that defines a lifetime. Ages 12–17.

Just Friends by Dyan Sheldon (Feb. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9354-1). In this novel about the agonizing distance between “like” and “love,” Josh becomes infatuated with the new girl he befriends. Ages 12–up.

My Name Is Victoria by Lucy Worsley (May 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8807-3) tells of the friendship between a willful, lonely young Queen Victoria and the girl who is her companion. Ages 12–up.

Racing Manhattan by Terence Blacker (May 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9273-5). In this novel of adversity overcome, an outcast teen coaxes a defiant racehorse back into competition. Ages 12–up.

The Stars at Oktober Bend by Glenda Millard (May 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9272-8). Told in two voices, this book relays the story of two traumatized teens who find each other in a small riverside town. Ages 12–up.

Fum by Adam Rapp (Mar. 13, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6756-6) is a novel centering on a seven-foot high school junior who can predict the future. Ages 14–up.

The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton (Mar. 13, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9110-3). In this story of magic and murder, a girl with an otherworldly past journeys toward self-acceptance and first love. Ages 14–up.

The Radical Element: 12 Stories of Daredevils, Debutantes & Other Dauntless Girls, ed. by Jessica Spotswood (Mar. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9425-8). Revolution and resistance stories by women writers spotlight girls standing up for themselves and their beliefs. Ages 14–up.

Relative Strangers by Paula Garner (Apr. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9469-2). A teen sets out to learn about her past, in this novel about finding the truth in lies and hope in heartbreak. Ages 14–up.

The Ruinous Sweep by Tim Wynne-Jones (June 26, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9745-7). In this murder mystery, a boy who is thrown out of a car on an empty highway has no memory of the recent past. Ages 14–up.

Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge by Lisa Jensen (July 10, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8880-6). A spell transforms a servant girl’s cruel master into a kind Beast—until a beauty who is able to reverse the spell appears. Ages 16–up.


Maisy is back in Maisy Goes to a Wedding: A Maisy First Experiences Book by Lucy Cousins (Mar. 27, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0011-9), ages 2–5. Lauren Child’s Charlie and Lola return in A Dog with Nice Ears (Apr. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0036-2), ages 3–7. Panorama Pops adds Yellow Submarine by the Beatles, illus. by Heinz Edelmann (June 12, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0146-8), ages 5–9. Hamlet and Cheese by Megan McDonald, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds (Mar. 13, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9163-9), is a new Stink title, ages 6–9. Emily Windsnap reappears in Emily Windsnap and the Falls of Forgotten Island by Liz Kessler, illus. by Erin Farley (Mar. 20, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9574-3), ages 8–12. Smash gains Smash 2: Fearless by Chris A. Bolton, illus. by Kyle Bolton (May 8, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8118-0; paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0035-5), ages 9–12. L. Pichon’s Tom Gates returns in Genius Ideas (Mostly) (July 10, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0129-1) and Absolutely Fantastic (at Some Things) (July 10, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0130-7), ages 9–12. And Ruby Redfort sleuths on in Blink and You Die by Lauren Child (May 8, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5472-6), ages 10–14.

Title in Spanish

Alma y cómo obtuvo su nombre (Alma and How She Got Her Name) by Juana Martinez-Neal (Apr. 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9358-9), ages 4–8.

Candlewick/Big Picture

Where’s the Baby? by Britta Teckentrup (Apr. 10, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9901-7). On each patterned page of this seek-and-find book, readers can spot a parent and child. Ages 2–5.

The World-Famous Book of Counting by Sarah Goodreau (Apr. 10, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9894-2). This lift-the-flap, pop-up, pull-out book about numbers features a magic theme. Ages 3–7.

Walk This Wild World by Kate Baker, illus. by Sam Brewster (May 8, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9899-7), offers a lift-the-flap celebration of animals and their habitats. Ages 5–8.

Drawn from Nature by Helen Ahpornsiri (Mar. 13, hardcover, $22, ISBN 978-0-7636-9898-0). This journey through the seasons is illustrated with images created with pressed plants. Ages 6–9.


Welcome to the Museum greets Dinosaurium by Lily Murray, illus. by Chris Wormell (Apr. 10, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-0-7636-9900-0), ages 8–12.

Candlewick Entertainment


Peppa Pig dresses up in Peppa Pig and the Halloween Costume (July 10, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0060-7), ages 2–5. Jennifer Oxley and Billy Aronson’s Peg + Cat star in The Eid Al-Adha Adventure (June 26, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9932-1), ages 3–7; and The Camp Problem (Mar. 13, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9922-2), ages 5–8. And Ride continues with Competing for the Cup by Bobbi J.G. Weiss (Mar. 13, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9855-3), ages 12–up.

Candlewick/Nosy Crow

Walk and See: ABC (Feb. 13, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9623-8) and Walk and See: Colors (May 8, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9917-8), illus. by Rosalind Beardshaw, launch a series of seasonal concept books. Ages 1–3.

Where’s the Dog? (Mar. 13, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9913-0) and Where’s the Zebra? (Mar. 13, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9914-7), illus. by Ingela Arrhenius, are search-and-find books with felt flaps. Ages 1–3.

Stick by Irene Dickson (July 10, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0016-4). A boy and his dog set off to play, taking nothing with them but a stick and their imaginations. Ages 2–5.

Superhero Dad by Timothy Knapman, illus. by Joe Berger (Apr. 10, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9951-2), celebrates all the things a father can do. Ages 2–5.

We Love Dinosaurs by Lucy Volpin (June 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9959-8) showcases various types of dinos. Ages 2–5.

Copy Cat by Ali Pye (May 8, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9935-2). Kittens star in this tale about playground friendships and finding one’s own way. Ages 3–7.

Flip Flap Ocean, illus. by Axel Scheffler (June 12, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9942-0). Kids create their own silly ocean animals in this mix-and-match book. Ages 3–7.

The Prince and the Pee by Greg Gormley, illus. by Chris Mould (June 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9916-1). Prince Freddie is off to save a castle from a ferocious dragon when nature calls. Ages 3–7.

That Bear Can’t Babysit by Ruth Quayle, illus. by Alison Friend (July 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9952-9). Unlikely babysitter Bear is tasked with minding seven mischievous bunnies. Ages 3–7.

This Zoo Is Not for You by Ross Collins (Mar. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0015-7). Zoo animals interview a platypus for a place in their menagerie, in this story about acceptance and belonging. Ages 3–7.

Neon Leon by Jane Clarke, illus. by Britta Teckentrup (July 10, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9915-4). In this interactive tale, a too-bright chameleon searches for a home. Ages 4–6.

The Treasure of Pirate Frank by Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham, illus. by Jez Tuya (Mar. 13, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9644-3). A boy and his dog set sail in search of pirate treasure. Ages 4–7.

Happy Birthday to You!, illus. by Nicola Slater (Apr. 10, board book, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9943-7). Musicians perform at a surprise celebration, in this book with sound buttons. Ages 4–8.

The Doughnut of Doom by Elys Dolan (May 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9633-7). A monster doughnut on the loose causes mayhem in Food Town. Ages 5–8.


New Farm Friends Sound Books, illus. by Axel Scheffler, are Gobbly Goat (Feb. 6, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9620-7) and Portly Pig (Feb. 6, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9621-4), ages 1–3.

Candlewick Studio

Pop-Up Ocean (Mar. 13, hardcover, $12, ISBN 978-1-5362-0119-2) and Pop-Up Things That Go! (Mar. 13, hardcover, $12, ISBN 978-1-5362-0120-8) by Ingela Arrhenius. These miniature pop-up books feature underwater creatures; and various vehicles. Ages 1–3.

Birds of a Color (May 8, board book, $12, ISBN 978-1-5362-0063-8) and Contrary Dogs (May 8, board book, $12, ISBN 978-1-5362-0062-1) by élo are lift-the-flap books introducing colors; and opposites. Ages 2–5.

See the Stripes by Andy Mansfield (Mar. 13, hardcover, $15, ISBN 978-0-7636-9895-9). Kids discover stripes of different colors in this interactive book with sliders, accordion folds, and pop-ups. Ages 3–7.


Thundertrucks! Monster Truck Myths by Blake Hoena, illus. by Fern Cano (Mar. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-68436-000-0). This chapter book pairs monster trucks with Greek myths. Ages 5–7.

Superhero Harry by Rachel Ruiz, illus. by Steve May (Apr. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-886-3). In this series launch, Harry invents things that will help him be more like a superhero. Ages 5–8.

Superfairies to the Rescue by Janey Louise Jones, illus. by Jennie Poh (Mar. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-990-7). Superfairies use teamwork to help solve the trouble in Peaseblossom Woods. Ages 6–8.

The Cat Encyclopedia for Kids by Joanne Mattern (Mar. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-937-2) features feline photos, facts, and pet care tips. Ages 9–12.

The Legend of Jack Riddle by H. Easson (Mar. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-907-5). Forced to visit his distant relative named Gretel, Jack realizes his life is oddly similar to a fairy tale. Ages 9–12.

Drone Academy: Swarm by Matthew K. Manning (Apr. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-992-1). Teens who communicate in cyberspace and interact through their high-tech UAVs battle enemies and criminals. Ages 9–13.

Assassins’ America: Four Killers, Four Murdered Presidents, and the Country They Left Behind by Jessica Gunderson and Joe Tougas (Mar. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-981-5) examines the lives of four assassins and their victims: Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, and Kennedy. Ages 9–15.


DC Super Heroes offers Sweet Dreams, Supergirl by Michael Dahl, illus. by Omar Lozano (Feb. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-998-3), ages 4–7; and DC Super Heroes World’s Greatest Jokes: Featuring Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and More! by Dahl and Donald Lemke (Feb. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-68436-002-4), ages 7–12. Sports Illustrated Kids Bedtime Books gains Goodnight Soccer by Dahl, illus. by Christina Forshay (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-833-7), ages 4–7. DC Super Heroes Character Education picks up six titles by Christopher Harbo, illus. by Otis Frampton, including Batman Is Trustworthy (Feb. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-958-7) and Wonder Woman Is Respectful (Feb. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-957-0), ages 5–7. And Kids’ Guide to Government issues Understanding How You Can Help (Feb. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-5435-0320-3) and Understanding Your Civil Rights (Feb. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-5435-0323-4) by Emma Carlson Berne, Understanding Your Legal Rights by John Micklos Jr. (Feb. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-5435-0321-0), and Understanding Your Role in Elections by Jessica Gunderson (Feb. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-5435-0322-7), ages 8–11.

Hidden Women: The African-American Mathematicians of NASA Who Helped America Win the Space Race by Rebecca Rissman (Feb. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-5157-9963-4) joins Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Stories, ages 8–12. Tangled History gains Breaking Barriers: The Story of Jackie Robinson by Michael Burgan (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-5157-7963-6) and Houston, We’ve Had a Problem: The Story of the Apollo 13 Disaster by Rebecca Rissman (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-5157-7964-3), ages 8–14. Joining You Choose: American Battles are At the Battle of Bull Run (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-5435-0295-4) and At the Battle of Yorktown (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-5435-0293-0) by Eric Braun; and At the Battle of Antietam (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-5435-0292-3) and At the Battle of the Ironclads by Matt Doeden (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-5435-0294-7), ages 9–13. And Redworld introduces Redworld: Year One by A.L. Collins, illus. by Tomislav Tikulin (Feb. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-986-0), ages 9–14.

Capstone/Compass Point


New Perspectives Flip Books: Famous Battles are The Split History of the Attack on Pearl Harbor (Feb. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7565-5695-2) and The Split History of the Battle of Fort Sumter (Feb. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7565-5693-8) by Steven Otfinoski, The Split History of the Battles of Lexington and Concord by Brenda Haugen (Feb. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7565-5696-9), and The Split History of the D-Day Invasion by Michael Burgan (Feb. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7565-5694-5), ages 10–14.

Capstone/Picture Window


Dinosaur Daydreams presents Apatosaurus Would Not Make a Good Spy by Heather Sadler (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-5158-2132-8), Stegosaurus Would Not Make a Good Pirate (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-5158-2133-5), and T-Rex Would Not Make a Good Knight (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-5158-2130-4) by Thomas Kingsley Troupe, and Triceratops Would Not Make a Good Ninja by Lisa Katzenberger (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-5158-2131-1), all illus. by Steph Calvert, ages 4–7. Little Boost welcomes The Social Butterfly by Beth Bracken, illus. by Sofia Cardoso (Feb. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-5158-1697-3), ages 4–8. Gracie Laroo makes a splash in The Marvelous, Amazing, Pig-Tastic Gracie Laroo! by Marsha Qualey, illus. by Kristyna Litten (Mar. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-5158-1458-0), ages 5–7. Katie Woo returns in Katie Woo, We Love You! by Fran Manushkin, illus. by Tammie Lyon (Feb. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1-5158-2277-6), ages 5–7. And Sofia Martinez stars in Every Day Is Exciting by Jacqueline Jules, illus. by Kim Smith (Mar. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1-5158-2343-8), ages 5–7.

New Fly on the Wall History titles by Thomas Kingsley Troupe, illus. by Jomike Tejido, are Apollo’s First Moon Landing (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-5158-1602-7), Birth of the Star-Spangled Banner (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-5158-1605-8), Titanic’s Tragic Journey (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-5158-1603-4), and The Tuskegee Airmen’s Mission to Berlin (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-5158-1604-1), ages 6–8. Ginger Green, Playdate Queen by Kim Kane, illus. by Jon Davis, greets The Crazy Friend (Apr. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-5158-1953-0), The Fancy Friend (Apr. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-5158-1954-7), The New Friend (Apr. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-5158-1952-3), and The Next Door Friend (Apr. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-5158-2011-6), ages 6–8. And Squishy Taylor stars in Squishy Taylor and a Question of Trust (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-5158-1971-4), Squishy Taylor and the Bonus Sisters (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-5158-1972-1), Squishy Taylor and the Mess Makers (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-5158-1973-8), and Squishy Taylor and the Vase That Wasn’t (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-5158-1974-5) by Ailsa Wild, illus. by Ben Wood, ages 7–9.

Capstone/Stone Arch


Scooby-Doo! Beginner Mysteries issues Monster Mutt Madness (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-4771-2) and Vampire Zoo Hullabaloo (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-4774-3) by Michael Anthony Steele, illus. by Scott Jeralds, ages 6–8. You Choose Stories: Superman flies on with Apokolips Invasion by Matthew K. Manning (Feb. 1, hardcover, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-5830-5), Metallo Attacks! by Michael Anthony Steele (Feb. 1, hardcover, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-5831-2), Metropolis Mayhem by Sarah Hines Stephens (Feb. 1, hardcover, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-5832-9), and Superman Day Disaster by Steve Korte (Feb. 1, hardcover, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-5829-9), all illus. by Dario Brizuela, ages 7–11.

New Justice League titles, illus. by Tim Levins, are Bizarro and the Doppelgangers of Doom (Feb. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-5989-0) and Gorilla Grodd and the Primate Protocol (Feb. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-5986-9) by Brandon Snider, Black Adam and the Eternity War by Derek Fridolfs (Feb. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-5988-3), and The Joker and Harley Quinn’s Justice League Jailhouse by Louise Simonson (Feb. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-5987-6), ages 7–12. Jake Maddox Girl Sports Stories releases Cowgirl Grit (Feb. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-5849-7) and Ice Rink Rookie (Feb. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-5850-3) by Jake Maddox, illus. by Katie Wood, ages 8–11. And new Jake Maddox Sports Stories by Maddox are Rodeo Challenge (Feb. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-5867-1) and Secondhand Slice (Feb. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-5866-4), ages 8–11.


The Boundless Sublime by Lili Wilkinson (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-63079-100-1). After an accident tears her family apart, a teen is drawn into a sinister cult by a mysterious boy. Ages 13–17.

Children of Daedala by Caighlan Smith (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-63079-086-8). In this sequel to Children of Icarus, the heroine must go against everything she’s been taught in order to survive. Ages 14–up.

Cardinal/Rubber Ducky

Goodnight Sleeping Bear by Anne Margaret Lewis, illus. by Nancy Cote (Apr. 1, board book, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-947141-00-1). This bedtime tale bids goodnight to the creatures living in Michigan’s Sleeping Bear Dunes. Ages 1–5.

This Is the Day!/¡Este es el día! by Amy Parker (Mar. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-05038-7). Based on a psalm, this bilingual story encourages readers to celebrate and find hope in every day. Ages 4–8.


ABC States issues four titles, including ABC Indiana by Emma Cove (Apr. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-947141-04-9) and ABC Michigan by Anne Margaret Lewis (Apr. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-947141-01-8), both illus. by Kirsten Halvorsen (ages 1–5).

Cartoon Network


Ben 10 adds 1-2 Punch: Heatblast and Grey Matter by Wrigley Stuart, illus. by Patrick Spaziante (Feb. 20, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8471-3), ages 8–12. And Mighty Magiswords releases The Sword That Wasn’t There: A Choose-Your-Magisword Adventure! by Brandon Snider, illus. by Shane Johnson (Mar. 13, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-101-99616-4), ages 8–12.

Cassava Republic

The Secret of the Purple Lake by Yaba Badoe, illus. by Gbolahan Adams (Apr. 24, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-911115-31-1), collects five interlinked stories set in various countries. Ages 9–12.

The Hidden Star by K. Sello Duiker (June 5, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-911115-43-4). A South African girl who can communicate with dogs resists bullying and finds a magical stone. Ages 10–13.


Princess Arabella returns in Princess Arabella Goes to School by Mylo Freeman (June 26, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-911115-65-6), ages 3–7.

Central Avenue

Five Hundred Poor by Noah Milligan (June 1, paper, $13.95, ISBN 978-1-77168-139-1) compiles nine stories of the poor, the jaded, the disillusioned, and the disenfranchised. Ages 18–up.


From Father to Father (Mar. 20, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-814-0) and From Mother to Mother (Mar. 20, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-813-3) by Emilie Vast. Designed in the style of a Russian nesting doll, each of these books traces Baby’s ancestry. Ages 1–3.

First Laugh—Welcome, Baby! by Rose Ann Tahe and Nancy Bo Flood, illus. by Jonathan Nelson (July 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-794-5), is a tale based on the First Laugh Ceremony, a Navajo celebration welcoming a new member of the community. Ages 2–5.

Alphabet Boats by Samantha Vamos, illus. by Ryan O’Rourke (Apr. 17, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-731-0). Various vessels sail through this ABC book. Ages 3–7.

A House in the Sky by Steve Jenkins, illus. by Robbin Gourley (May 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-780-8), showcases 20 animals in their natural habitats. Ages 3–7.

The Boo-Boos That Changed the World: A True Story About an Accidental Invention (Really!) by Barry Wittenstein, illus. by Christ Hsu (Feb. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-745-7), tells of the invention of the Band-Aid. Ages 4–8.

Breaking News: Alien Alert by David Biedrzycki (Apr. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-804-1). A UFO abducts Baby Bear’s family, in this companion to Breaking News: Bear Alert and Bears to the Rescue. Ages 4–8.

Hey-Ho, to Mars We’ll Go! A Space-Age Version of “The Farmer in the Dell” by Susan Lendroth, illus. by Bob Kolar (Feb. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-744-0). Kids blast off into space in this tuneful tale. Ages 4–8.

Flying Deep: Climb Inside Deep-Sea Submersible Alvin by Michelle Cusolito, illus. by Nicole Wong (May 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-811-9), takes a trip aboard Alvin, the research sub that helped find the Titanic. Ages 5–8.

Poppy’s Best Babies by Susan Eaddy, illus. by Rosalinde Bonnet (May 22, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-770-9). Poppy becomes increasingly jealous when Grandma spends all of her time with her new twin siblings. Ages 5–8.

Red Alert! Endangered Animals Around the World by Catherine Barr, illus. by Anne Wilson (July 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-839-3), introduces species from six different habitats on six continents. Ages 5–8.

The Shadow in the Moon by Christina Matula, illus. by Pearl Law (July 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-746-4). A family celebrating the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival enjoys Mooncakes and an ancient folktale. Ages 5–8.

Someone New by Anne Sibley O’Brien (June 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-831-7) relays the story of the immigrant students from I’m New Here from the perspective of the kids welcoming them to their school. Ages 5–8.

Mario and the Hole in the Sky: How a Chemist Saved Our Planet/Mario y el agujero en el cielo: Cómo un quimico salvo nuestro planeta by Elizabeth Rusch, trans. by Carlos E. Calvo, illus. by David Diaz (Apr. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-700-6; ISBN 978-1-58089-732-7), focuses on Mario Molia, the chemist who discovered that CFCs used in refrigerators and spray cans were tearing a hole in the ozone layer. Ages 6–9.

Up & Down: The Adventures of John Jeffries, First American to Fly by Don Brown (June 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-812-6) chronicles the ballooning misadventures of this scientist and aviation pioneer who longed to become the first person to fly across the English Channel. Ages 6–9.

Belle’s Journey: An Osprey Takes Flight by Rob Bierregaard, illus. by Kate Garchinsky (May 15, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-792-1), follows the migration of an osprey from Massachusetts to Brazil and back. Ages 7–10.

Plant, Cook, Eat! A Children’s Cookbook by Joe Archer and Caroline Craig (Mar. 6, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-817-1) is a guide to planting, cultivating, harvesting, and cooking fruits and vegetables. Ages 7–10.

Like Vanessa by Tami Charles, illus. by Vanessa Brantley-Newton (Mar. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-777-8). An African-American girl who emulates Vanessa Williams, crowned the first black Miss America, enters a local pageant. Ages 10–up.


Baby Loves Science presents Baby Loves Coding! (June 5, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-884-3) and Baby Loves Gravity! (May 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-836-2) by Ruth Spiro, illus. by Irene Chan, ages 1–3.

Charlesbridge Teen

Freefall Summer by Tracy Barrett (Apr. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-801-0). After her mother dies in a sky-diving accident, Clancy tries to prove her independence, but tells damaging lies in the process. Ages 12–up.

Chicago Review

Capsized! The Forgotten Story of the SS Eastland Disaster by Patricia Sutton (July 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-61373-943-3) tells of this ship’s 1915 sinking, which claimed more lives than any other Great Lakes disaster. Ages 10–up.


For Kids continues with Alexander Graham Bell for Kids: His Life and Inventions, with 21 Activities by Mary Kay Carson (June 1, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-912777-13-9), Boston History for Kids: From Red Coats to Red Sox, with 21 Activities by Richard Panchyk (Apr. 1, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61373-712-5), and Cleopatra and Ancient Egypt for Kids: Her Life and World, with 21 Activities by Simonetta Carr (July 1, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61373-975-4), ages 9–12. And Women of Action welcomes Courageous Women of the Vietnam War: Medics, Journalists, Survivors, and More by Kathryn Atwood (May 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-61373-074-4), ages 12–up.

Children’s Brains Are Yummy

Once Upon a Princess by Christine Marciniak (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-944821-28-9). A European princess tries to blend in at an American middle school after her family flees a coup in her home country. Ages 9–12.

Perilous Princesses, ed. by Madeline Smoot (June 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-944821-36-4), compiles 10 stories introducing young royals who defy commonly held notions of the perfect princess. Ages 12–up.


Royal Trouble continues with The Sinister Regent by Hope Erica Schultz (May 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-944821-32-6), ages 9–12.

Child’s Play

Esperando al bebé/Waiting for Baby (May 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-78628-150-0), Mi nuevo bebé/My New Baby (May 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-78628-151-7), ¡Mirame!/Look at Me! (May 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-78628-152-4), and Tu y yo/You and Me (May 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-78628-153-1) by Rachel Fuller, trans. by Teresa Mlawer, offer bilingual tales about waiting for and welcoming a new baby and establishing sibling bonds. Ages 1–3.


What’s Up? offers What’s Up Crocodile? Sports (Apr. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-78628-051-0), What’s Up Fox? Dressing Up (Apr. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-78628-156-2), What’s Up Penguin? Art (Apr. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-78628-154-8), and What’s Up Tiger? Food (Apr. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-78628-157-9), illus. by Cocoretto, ages 1–3. New Amazing Me! titles by Carol Thompson are Dance (May 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-959-9), Dressing Up (May 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-960-5), Music (May 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-961-2), and Sing (May 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-962-9), ages 3–6. And joining Child’s Play Library are Rainforest by Julia Groves (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-936-0; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-935-3), Beyond the Fence by Maria Gulemetova (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-931-5; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-78628-002-2), The Big Red Rock by Jess Stockham (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-78628-003-9; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-78628-002-2), and The Very Long Sleep by Polly Noakes (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-78628-127-2; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-78628-128-9), ages 3–7.



New Choose Your Own Adventure novels by Deborah Lerme Goodman are The Throne of Zeus, illus. by Suzanne Nugent (May 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-937133-30-6); and The Trumpet of Terror, illus. by Gabhor Utomo (May 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-937133-29-0), ages 9–12.

Chouette/City Monsters


Monsters journeys on with Philadelphia Monsters (Apr. 10, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-2-924734-09-4) by Carine Laforest, illus. by Lucile Danis Drouot; Southern California Monsters (Apr. 10, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-2-924734-08-7) by Anne Paradis, illus. by Sanaa Lathan; and Michigan Monsters (Apr. 10, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-2-924734-10-0) by Rebecca Klevberg Moeller, illus. by Karina Dupuis, ages 3–up.


Watermelon Madness (May 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-2-924786-22-2) by Taghreed Najjar, illus. by Maya Fidawi. A girl who refuses to eat anything but watermelon changes her mind after a vivid dream. Ages 3–up.


Alex and the Monsters launches with Here Comes Mr. Flat! (Apr. 10, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-2-924786-09-3) and Restaurant Rescue! (Apr. 10, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-2-924786-10-9) by Jaume Copons, illus. by Liliana Fortuny, ages 7–up. Little Explorers ventures on with Exploring the Farm (Apr. 24, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-2-924786-18-5) and Exploring the Sea (Apr. 24, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-2-924786-17-8) by Sonia Baretti. And Peep Through... adds My Numbers (Mar. 20, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-2-924786-25-3) by Beijing Banson; and My Animals (Mar. 20, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-2-924786-27-7) by Carine Laforest, My Colors (Mar. 20, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-2-924786-29-1) by Anne Paradis, and My Vehicles (Mar. 20, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-2-924786-31-4) by Emma Weiser, all illus. by Banson, ages 1–up.


The Other Dog by Madeleine L’Engle, illus. by Christine Davenier (Apr. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-7189-0). Reissued to coincide with the movie release of A Wrinkle in Time, this recounts a true dog-meets-new-baby tale. Ages 1–5.

Aquarium by Cynthia Alonso (Apr. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-6875-3). When a girl ventures to the water’s edge, dreaming of a new friend, a beguiling fish leaps into her life. Ages 2–5.

Big Bunny by Rowboat Watkins (Feb. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-6390-1) is a meta story about what might be a scary, truck-eating bunny. Ages 2–5.

Cycle City by Alison Farrell (Mar. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-6334-5). In this seek-and-find book, an elephant journeys through a town filled with many kinds of bikes. Ages 2–5.

Hello Hello by Brendan Wenzel (Mar. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-5014-7). This follow-up to They All Saw a Cat celebrates the diversity and connectedness of our world. Ages 2–5.

I Can Dream (May 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-6214-0) and I Can Explore (May 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-6213-3) by Betsy Snyder. By wiggling their fingers, readers of these books with interactive holes help characters pursue their aspirations; and explore the world. Ages 2–5.

I Really Want to See You, Grandma by Tarao Gomi (Apr. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-6158-7). Yumi and her grandmother set out to see one other, but miss each other along the way before finally connecting. Ages 2–5.

Little Truck by Tarao Gomi (Apr. 3, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-6300-0). As a truck explores on his own, his caring parent is never far behind. Ages 2–5.

Old MacDonald Had a Boat by Steve Goetz, illus. by Eda Kaban (Mar. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-6505-9). Old Mac and Mrs. Mac wield a host of noisy tools to soup up their rusty old fishing boat. Ages 2–5.

Who Was That? by Olivier Tallec (Mar. 6, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-6990-3). This follow-up to Who Done It? and Who What Where? challenges readers’ memories. Ages 2–5.

A Bear Sat on My Porch Today by Jane Yolen, illus. by Rilla Alexander (Mar. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-0249-8), is a cumulative tale of reluctant hospitality and generous inclusivity. Ages 3–6.

This Bridge Will Not Be Gray (revised ed.) by Dave Eggers, illus. by Tucker Nichols (Mar. 13, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-6280-5). This look at the Golden Gate Bridge includes new back matter. Ages 3–6.

Sylvia Long’s Big Book for Small Children by Sylvia Long (May 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-8118-3441-4). This compendium of stories, recipes, and lullabies also introduces basic early childhood concepts. Ages 4–up.

The Long Island by Drew Beckmeyer (Apr. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-5485-5). In this tale of discovery and imagination, five protagonists set out to find out what’s on the other side of their island. Ages 4–8.

Mabel and Sam at Home by Linda Urban, illus. by Hadley Hooper (June 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-3996-8). On moving day, two siblings use their imaginations to have adventures in their new home. Ages 4–8.

Polly Diamond and the Magic Book by Alice Kuipers, illus. by Diana Toledano (May 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-5232-5). In this series launch, a magic book appears on Polly’s doorstep that can make everything she writes happen in real life. Ages 4–8.

The Truth About My Unbelievable School... by Davide Calai (June 26, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-5594-4). Henry takes his new classmate on a whirlwind tour of their fantastical school. Ages 4–8.

Fox & Chick: The Party and Other Stories by Sergio Ruzzier (Apr. 3, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-5288-2). This picture book in comic-book panel form introduces two seemingly opposite friends. Ages 5–8.

Ta-Da! by Kathy Ellen Davis, illus. by Kaylani Juanita (June 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-4513-6). In this celebration of imaginary play, storytelling, and collaboration, friends learn that a story needs conflict and resolution. Ages 6–8.

The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World’s Coral Reefs by Kate Messner, illus. by Matthew Forsythe (Apr. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-3350-8), explores pioneer Ken Nedimyer’s efforts to save and rebuild coral reefs. Ages 8–12.

Everything You Need for a Treehouse by Carter Higgins, illus. by Emily Hughes (Apr. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-4255-5), celebrates the timelessness of tree houses and the creativity and adventure they spark. Ages 8–12.

Forever or a Day by Sarah Jacoby (Mar. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-6463-2) reveals the elastic nature of time through questions and comparisons that reflect both a parent’s and a child’s perspective. Ages 8–12.

Knockout by K.A. Holt (Mar. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-6358-1). A boy who had a respiratory disease as a baby and is overprotected by his mother and brother feels freed by his new love for boxing. Ages 8–12.

The Language of Spells by Garret Weyr, illus. by Katie Harnett (June 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-5958-4). In a world that has forgotten how to see magic, a dragon and a girl solve a dark mystery in Vienna. Ages 8–12.

Ocean: A Visual Miscellany by Ricardo Henriques, illus. by Andre Letria (June 5, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-5526-5), compiles aquatic facts. Ages 8–12.

Tiny Infinities by J.H. Diehl (May 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-6335-2). Alice is determined to prove herself—as a babysitter, friend, daughter, and person. Ages 8–12.

What’s the Difference? 40+ Pairs of the Seemingly Similar by Emma Strack, illus. by Guillaume Plantevin (July 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-6101-3) reveals the distinctions between various pairs. Ages 10–up.


Big Kid Power ventures on with I Sleep in a Big Bed by Maria van Lieshout (Mar. 13, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-6290-4), ages 2–5. And Touchthinklearn adds Wiggles by Claire Zucchelli-Romer (Apr. 3, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-6475-5), ages 2–5.


Where Is Bear Going? by Mark Janssen, illus. by Suzanne Diederen (Apr. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-372-0). Animal friends visit a new baby. Ages 1–4.

My Bed by Anita Bijsterbosch (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-387-4). In this book with fold-out pages, Reindeer tries out other animals’ beds—and finally finds his own. Ages 2–3.

Potty Music by Guido Genechten (May 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-400-0) is an interactive potty training book with musical sounds. Ages 2–3.

Sammy in the Spring by Anita Bijsterbosch (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-367-6). Split pages reveal a cat and his toy horse enjoying springtime activities. Ages 2–3.

Calling Dr. Zaza (May 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-375-1) and Celebrate with Zaza (May 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-376-8). In these tales, Zaza plays doctor and heals her stuffed animal pals; and hosts a birthday party for her bear. Ages 2–4.

Johnny by Guido Genechten (June 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-377-5). All the insects run screaming when Johnny the spider appears, in this story about not judging by appearances. Ages 3–5.

Open the Suitcase by Ruth Wielockx (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-401-7). Readers lift flaps to see what animals carry in their bags to perform their duties as doctors, musicians, teachers, and more. Ages 3–5.

If You Want to Fall Asleep by Jackie Azua Kramer, illus. by Lisa Brandenburg (May 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-364-5). At bedtime, nothing helps Little Mouse fall asleep—except Mama’s hugs. Ages 3–6.

Sir Tim Wants a Dragon by Judith Koppens, illus. by Eline Lindenhuizen (July 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-369-0). An aspiring young knight begs his mother to take him to the pet shop to find a dragon. Ages 4–6.

Goodbye, Grandpa by Jelleke Rijken, illus. by Mack van Gageldonk (July 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-373-7). Bear’s friends comfort him when his grandfather dies. Ages 4–7.

Officer Pete by Ruth Wielockx (July 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-378-2). With the help of his dog, Officer Pete chases down the thief who has snatched his cap. Ages 4–7.

Pip’s Big Hide-and-Seek-Book by Thais Vanderheyden (July 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-368-3). Mouse friends play hide-and-seek in this counting tale. Ages 4–8.

Fred Wants to Play by Janna Lathouder, illus. by Anne Schneider (June 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-388-1), introduces an octopus and a clam who are more energetic than their fellow sea creatures. Ages 5–8.


Me and the World rolls on with Me and My Cars by Liesbet Slegers (Apr. 1, hardcover, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-399-7), ages 1–4. Take a Look spies More Fun Together! by Slegers (Apr. 1, board book, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-382-9), ages 1–4. Little White Fish stars in Little White Fish and His Daddy by Guido Genechten (May 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-366-9), ages 3–5. Slegers’ What They Do welcomes Dentists and What They Do (Mar. 1, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-385-0) and Doctors and What They Do (Mar. 1, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-386-7), ages 4–7. Joining Mack’s World of Wonder are Stars and Planets by Mack van Gageldonk (July 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-381-2), ages 5–9. And Want to Know adds The Bicycle by Lucas Arnoldussen, illus. by Mark Janssen (July 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-370-6), ages 5–9.



Jacqueline Guest’s Sam Stellar Mysteries adds Death by Dinosaur (May 15, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-55050-943-4), ages 13–15.

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Babies Love Colors by Michelle Rhodes-Conway (June 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-320-1). This chunky board book with flaps explores colors. Ages 1–3.

Babies Love Easter by Natalie Marshall (Feb. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-286-0) is a lift-the-flap book spotlighting Easter traditions. Ages 1–3.

Camp with Me ABC by Scarlett Wing (May 15, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-324-9) is an alphabet book with tabs, cutouts, and fold-out pages. Ages 1–3.

Caterpillar ABC by Natalie Marshall (Feb. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-279-2). A caterpillar stars in this padded alphabet book. Ages 1–3.

Octopus Counts by Steve Mack (Feb. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-278-5) is a padded counting book introducing sea creatures. Ages 1–3.

Mommy’s Big Helper by Scarlett Wing (May 15, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-242-6). A bear helps out with household tasks in this touch-and-feel tale. Ages 1–4.

Where Are My 123s? Lift-a-Pop by Taylor Edwardian (Mar. 18, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-179-5) is a counting book featuring mischievous monkeys. Ages 1–4.

Happy & Hoppy by Yi-Hsuan Wu (Feb. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-287-7). This lift-the-flap book with a handle offers Easter activities. Ages 1–5.

Hello! Please! Thank You! by Mei Støyva (Apr. 1, board book, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-300-3). This introduction to social interactions and polite expressions includes sound buttons. Ages 1–5.

My Big Backyard by Jordan Wray (Feb. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-176-4). An embedded slider enables readers to see how a yard changes with the seasons. Ages 1–5.

My Pet Friends by Ashley O’Dell (Feb. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-175-7). Readers use a slider to find answers to questions about pets. Ages 1–5.

Peek-a-Flap Dig! by Mattia Cerato (Apr. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-299-0). Flaps lift to reveal the action on busy construction sites. Ages 1–5.

Have You Ever Heard a Dragon Sing? by Giorgia Broseghini (July 1, board book, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-326-3) and Have You Ever Heard a Unicorn Sing? by Scarlett Wing (July 1, board book, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-325-6) are lift-the-flap, press-the-page tales with sound effects. Ages 2–5.

Noisy Safari by Carmen Crowe (June 1, board book, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-321-8). Readers push buttons to hear 10 different safari sounds. Ages 2–5.

Think & Find Ready for School! by Scarlett Wing (May 15, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-322-5). A dino gets ready for school, in this pull-tab book introducing basic concepts. Ages 2–5.


New Baby Einstein titles by Dan Crisp are Baby Einstein Circles & Squares (Feb. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-280-8), ages 1–3; and Baby Einstein World of Exploration (June 19, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-317-1), ages 2–5. Busy & Bright Baby by Amy Blay issues Brush Flush Wash (Mar. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-281-5), Hat Socks Shoes (Mar. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-283-9), Hug Kiss Love (Mar. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-273-0), and Sip Chew Yum (Mar. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-282-2), ages 1–3. 4 Little Pigs by Jessica Gibson (Feb. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-153-5) joins Little Bird Stories, ages 1–5. And Smithsonian Kids picks up Digging for Dinosaurs by John Joven (Feb. 1, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-234-1), To the Moon by Olga Demidova (Feb. 1, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-235-8), and A Walk in the Forest by Lisa Manuzak (Feb. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-236-5), ages 2–5.



Joining Our Values, Level 1 is My Safety by Kirsty Holmes (Feb. 15, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4743-7), ages 5–8; Our Values, Level 2 offers Caring for Earth (Feb. 15, hardcover, $23.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-4729-1; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4744-4) and Staying Safe (Feb. 15, hardcover, $23.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-4730-7; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4745-1) by Steffi Cavell-Clarke, ages 8–11; and Our Values, Level 3 issues Censorship and Privacy (Feb. 15, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-4731-4; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4746-8) and Fair Trade and Global Economy (Feb. 15, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-4732-1; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4747-5) by Charlie Ogden, ages 10–14.

Remarkable Lives Revealed welcomes Buffy Saint-Marie: Musician, Indigenous Icon, and Social Activist (Mar. 15, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-4709-3; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4715-4); Michel Chikwanine: From Child Soldier to Peace Advocate (Mar. 15, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-4710-9; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4725-3); Robby Novak: Kid President and Promoter of Positivity (Mar. 15, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-4702-4; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4713-0); and Zuriel Oduwole: Filmmaker and Campaigner for Girls’ Education (Mar. 15, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-4703-1; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4714-7) by Linda Barghoorn; Simone Biles: Gold Medal Gymnast and Advocate for Healthy Living by Kylie Burns (Mar. 15, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-4701-7; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4712-3); and Yusra Mardini: Refugee Hero and Olympic Swimmer by Kelly Spence (Mar. 15, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-4711-6; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4726-0), ages 7–10.

Earth’s Natural Biomes releases six new titles by Louise Spilsbury, including Desert Biomes (Feb. 15, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-3992-0; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4005-6); Forest Biomes (Feb. 15, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-3993-7; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4037-7); and Marine Biomes (Feb. 15, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-3996-8; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4181-7), ages 8–11. Among the six new Ecosystems Research Journals are Bamboo Forest Research Journal by Heather Hudak (Feb. 15, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-4669-0; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4682-9); Galapagos Islands Research Journal by Natalie Hyde (Feb. 15, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-4661-4; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4674-4); and Great Lakes Research Journal by Ellen Rodger (Feb. 15, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-4658-4; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4671-3), ages 8–11. And Haunted or Hoax? presents six books, including Haunted at Sea by Jaime Winters (Apr. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-4638-6; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4644-7); Haunted Castles and Forts by Vic Kovacs (Apr. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-4629-4; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4640-9); and Haunted Woods and Caves by Janice Dyer (Apr. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-4637-9; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4643-0), ages 8–11.

Six titles by Richard Spilsbury join Investigating Science Challenges, among them Investigating Electricity (Feb. 15, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-4183-1; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4210-4); Investigating Light (Feb. 15, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-4207-4; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4294-4);, and Investigating Sound (Feb. 15, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-4209-8; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4380-4), ages 8–11. Leaving My Homeland has six additions, including A Refugee’s Journey from Bhutan by Linda Barghoorn (Mar. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-4684-3; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4690-4); A Refugee’s Journey from Iran by Heather Hudak (Mar. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-4687-4; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4698-0); and A Refugee’s Journey from Ukraine by Ellen Rodger (Mar. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-4689-8; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4700-0), ages 8–11. And Matter and Materials in My Makerspace gains six books by Rebecca Sjonger, including Exploring Materials in My Makerspace (Mar. 15, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-4607-2); paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4623-2); Mixing and Separating Materials in My Makerspace (Mar. 15, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-4619-5; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4625-6); and Testing Materials in My Makerspace (Mar. 15, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-4608-9; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4624-9), ages 8–11.

Superstars! profiles eight celebrities, among them Ed Sheeran by Rachel Seigel (Apr. 1, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-4832-8; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4847-2); Kate Middleton by Petrice Custance (Apr. 1, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-4831-1; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4846-5); Serena Williams by Adrianna Morganelli (Apr. 1, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-4842-7; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4871-7); and Shawn Mendes by Robin Johnson (Apr. 1, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-4830-4; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4845-8), ages 8–11. And Your Positive Digital Footprint picks up Building Your Knowledge in the Digital World (Apr. 15, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-4588-4; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4602-70); Collaborating in the Digital World (Apr. 15, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-4599-0; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4603-4); Communicating in the Digital World (Apr. 15, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-4600-3; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4604-1); and Creating in the Digital World (Apr. 15, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-4601-0; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4605-8) by Megan Kopp, ages 9–12.

Four books join Scientists in Action: Kopp’s Archaeologists in Action (Mar. 15, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-4645-4; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4654-6); Astronomers in Action by Anne Rooney (Apr. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-4646-1; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4655-3); Environmental Scientists in Action by Robin Johnson (Apr. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-4652-2; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4656-0); and Geologists in Action by James Bow (Apr. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-4653-9; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4657-7), ages 10–13. And Cutting-Edge Careers in Technical Education releases six titles, including Dream Jobs in Architecture & Construction by Adrianna Morganelli (Mar. 15, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-4437-5; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4448-1); Dream Jobs in Green & Sustainable Living by Cynthia O’Brien (Mar. 15, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-4440-5; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4451-1); and Dream Jobs in Information Technology by Helen Mason (Mar. 15, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-4438-2; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4449-8), ages 10–14.

Design Thinking for a Better World offers Designing Green Communities (Apr. 1, hardcover, $31.32, ISBN 978-0-7787-4461-0; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4540-2) and Designing Positive School Communities (Apr. 1, hardcover, $31.32, ISBN 978-0-7787-4462-7; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4541-9) by Janice Dyer; Designing Healthy Communities by Sheri Doyle (Apr. 1, hardcover, $31.32, ISBN 978-0-7787-4459-7; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4463-4); and Designing Inclusive Communities by Rachel Stuckey (Apr. 1, hardcover, $31.32, ISBN 978-0-7787-4460-3; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4464-1), ages 10–14. And Geo Facts has eight additions, among them Earth’s Resources Geo Facts (Feb. 15, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-4383-5; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4398-9) and Volcano Geo Facts (Feb. 15, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-4395-8; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4410-8) by Izzi Howell; and Earthquake Geo Facts (Feb. 15, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-4382-8; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4397-2) and Water Cycle Geo Facts (Feb. 15, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-4394-1; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4409-2) by Georgia Amson-Bradshaw, ages 10–14.

Science and Technology Start-Up Stars introduces six titles, including Energy Entrepreneurs by Helen Mason (Mar. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-4411-5; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4424-5); Engineering Entrepreneurs by Heather Hudak (Mar. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-4412-2; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4425-2); and Space Entrepreneurs by James Bow (Mar. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-4423-8; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4436-8), ages 10–14. Uncovering the Past continues with six titles, anong them The Civil War by Megan Kopp (Mar. 1, hardcover, $31.32, ISBN 978-0-7787-4814-4; paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4828-1); Gold Rushes by Natalie Hyde (Mar. 1, hardcover, $31.32, ISBN 978-0-7787-4748-2; paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4816-8); and Nuclear Weapons and the Arms Race by Heather Hudak (Mar. 1, hardcover, $31.32, ISBN 978-0-7787-4801-4; paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4827-4), ages 10–14. And Why Does Media Literacy Matter? issues Free Press and Censorship (Mar. 15, hardcover, $31.32, ISBN 978-0-7787-4543-3; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4547-1) and Power and Persuasion in Media and Advertising (Mar. 15, hardcover, $31.32, ISBN 978-0-7787-4544-0; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4548-8) by Susan Brophy Down; and Information Literacy and Fake News (Mar. 15, hardcover, $31.32, ISBN 978-0-7787-4542-6; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4546-4) and Representation in Media (Mar. 15, hardcover, $31.32, ISBN 978-0-7787-4545-7; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4549-5) by Diane Dakers, ages 10–14.


Enough Is Enough! by Barney Saltzberg (May 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-939547-42-2). Olive gets some much needed time and space—and a new appreciation of her little brother. Ages 1–7.

The Manic Panic by Richa Jha, illus. by Mithila Ananth (May 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-939547-43-9). When the internet goes down, a book-loving girl and her adventurous grandmother help their family have unplugged fun. Ages 5–9.

Irving Berlin, the Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing by Nancy Churnin, illus. by James Rey Sanchez (June 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-939547-44-6), tells how this Russian Jewish refugee came to write “God Bless America.” Ages 7–11.

All Out of Pretty by Ingrid Palmer (Apr. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-939547-48-4). Andrea’s world is turned upside down when her addict mother shows up and delivers her into the clutches of a drug dealer. Ages 13–up.


Stricken by C.K. Kelly Martin (May 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-77086-502-0). On a family trip to Ireland, Naomi discovers that a lethal virus has infected most of the country’s adults, leaving kids to survive on their own. Ages 10–12.

Tangled Planet by Kate Blair (May 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-77086-504-4). After Ursa’s starship reaches the uninhabited planet where she and her crewmates hope to create a new home, injuries and bodies begin piling up. Ages 13–17.


Daring Dreamers Club #1: Milla Takes Charge by Erin Soderberg (July 3, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3924-4). In this series launch, girls who love Disney princesses start a club. Ages 8–12.

DuckTales: Solving Mysteries and Rewriting History (July 10, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-368-00841-9) is a guide written by Huey, Dewey, Louie, and Webby. Ages 8–12.

Star vs. the Forces of Evil: The Magic Book of Spells by Daron Nefcy, Dominic Bisignano, and Amber Benson (July 17, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-368-02050-3) is based on this Disney animated show. Ages 8–12.

Gravity Falls Graphic Novel by Alex Hirsch (July 24, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-368-02142-5) is based on this Disney Channel series. Ages 8–12.

It’s Your Universe: You Have the Power to Make It Happen by Ashley Eckstein (May 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-02132-6). The author, who launched Her Universe, an apparel company catering to Disney fans, uses her own story to inspire and empower teens. Ages 12–up.

Travels with Walt Disney: A Photographic Voyage Around the World by Jeff Kurtti (Apr. 3, hardcover, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-3768-2) chronicles the extensive international travels of the animator and movie mogul. Ages 18–up.


Artist Showcase presents Box Meets Circle: Pixar Animation Studios Artist Showcase by Aaron Hartline (Apr. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-368-01587-5), ages 2–5. Tales from Adventureland continues with The Golden Paw by Jason Lethcoe (Apr. 3, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-8814-1), ages 8–12. Rapunzel and the Vanishing Village by Leila Howland (June 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-368-00986-7) is a new Tangled Novel, ages 8–12. And Twisted Tales moves on with Reflection by Elizabeth Lim (Mar. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-8129-6), ages 12–17.


Drawn Together by Minh Le, illus. by Dan Santat (June 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-6760-3). A boy and his grandfather overcome their language barrier through a shared love of art and storytelling. Ages 2–5.

This Story Is for You by Greg Pizzoli (Apr. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-5030-8) celebrates each child’s uniqueness and the value of friendship. Ages 2–5.

We Don’t Eat Our Classmates! by Ryan T. Higgins (June 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-00355-1). On her first day of school, a dinosaur finds it’s hard to make friends when her classmates look so delicious. Ages 2–5.

A Busy Creature’s Day Eating by Mo Willems (Mar. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-01352-9). A hungry creature chomps and chews its way through the alphabet. Ages 3–5.

Captain Superlative by J.S. Puller (July 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-368-00427-5). Janey tries to stay hidden at school until she meets Captain Superlative, a student who protects peers while dressed as a superhero. Ages 8–12.

God Bless America: The Story of an Immigrant Named Irving Berlin by Adah Nuchi, illus. by Rob Polivka (June 5, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-368-01576-9), shares the story of Berlin and his song, “God Bless America.” Ages 8–12.

The Mortification of Fovea Munson by Mary Winn Heider (June 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-8054-1). A girl working in her parents’ cadaver lab helps three disembodied heads achieve their musical dreams. Ages 8–12.

Willa of the Wood by Robert Beatty (July 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-368-00584-5). This mystery set in the Blue Ridge Mountains centers on a night spirit named Willa. Ages 8–12.

Little Do We Know by Tamara Ireland Stone (June 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-6821-1). In alternating chapters, girls who are ex-best friends tell of the relationship they lost and the boy caught in the middle. Ages 12–17.

Chasing Helicity by Ginger Zee (Apr. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-8038-1). In this series launch, a teen who is fascinated by weather gets caught in a storm that changes her life and future. Ages 13–17.

Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe by Preston Norton (May 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-9062-5). A friendless boy and his nemesis, a cool classmate who receives a message from God during a near-death experience, team up to fix their broken school. Ages 13–17.

Picture Us in the Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert (Apr. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-2602-0). A Chinese-American teen grapples with his plans for the future, his feelings for his best friend Harry, and a family secret. Ages 13–17.


Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! welcomes The Itchy Book! by LeUyen Pham and Mo Willems (May 15, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-368-00564-7), ages 6–8. Isle of the Lost is a new Descendants Novel by Melissa de la Cruz (May 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-02005-3), ages 8–12. Kane Chronicles releases From the Kane Chronicles: Brooklyn House Magician’s Manual: Your Guide to Egyptian Gods & Creatures, Glyphs & Spells, & More by Rick Riordan (May 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-8553-9), ages 10–13. Riordan’s Trials of Apollo adds The Burning Maze (May 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-4643-1), ages 10–13. And Royal Bastards journeys to City of Bastards by Andrew Shvarts (June 5, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-6763-4), ages 14–up.


Ship It by Britta Lundin (May 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-00313-1). A fangirl and blogger comes out of her basement and into the limelight when a TV show invites her to consult on its stars’ public image. Ages 13–17.

Hocus Pocus: The Cult Classic & the New Sequel by Anna Waggener (July 10, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-368-02003-9) offers a retelling of this film, plus an original sequel. Ages 14–up.

Disney/Kingswell Teen


Once Upon a Time greets Henry and Violet by Michelle Zink (May 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-368-02370-2), ages 14–up.

Disney/Rick Riordan Presents

Pandava: Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi (Mar. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-368-01235-5). This series debut introduces a boy who has a penchant for stretching the truth in order to fit in at school. Ages 8–12.


100 First Animals (Mar. 6, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6356-2). Photos showcase animals. Ages 1–2.

Baby’s First Baby Animals (Feb. 6, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6646-4) and Baby’s First Words (Feb. 6, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6365-4). Photos and art illustrate these early concept books. Ages 1–2.

Colors with Ladybug (Feb. 6, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6842-0). A ladybug learns about colors throughout her day. Ages 1–3.

DK Braille: Lego Duplo: Farm (Mar. 6, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6855-0). This book featuring braille and tactile images explores a Lego Duplo farm. Ages 1–3.

Counting with Ladybug (May 8, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6390-6). In this counting tale, ladybug encounters different groups of animals. Ages 2–5.

How to Be a Big Kid (May 15, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6858-1) teaches preschoolers such skills as tying shoelaces, sharing toys, and getting dressed. Ages 2–5.

Is It Warm Enough for Ice Cream? (Feb. 13, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6786-7) examines weather and the seasons. Ages 2–5.

I Can Grow a Flower (Feb. 13, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6570-2). This lift-the-flap story shows how a tiny seed grows into a flower. Ages 3–5.

Me and My Body (Feb. 20, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6866-6) is a STEAM-centric celebration of the human body, featuring facts and crafts. Ages 3–5.

A First Book of Fairy Tales and a First Book of Myths by Julie Downing (Mar. 13, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6585-6) presents these two collections in a slipcase. Ages 5–7.

The Bee Book by Charlotte Milner (Feb. 6, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6553-5). This look at the world of the honeybee focuses on hives, colonies, pollination, and how climate change affects bees. Ages 5–8.

Thomas & Friends Character Encyclopedia (July 24, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6662-4) is a guide to the characters from the Thomas & Friends toy collection, TV shows, and movies. Ages 5–8.

First Earth Encyclopedia (June 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4347-2) covers such topics as geography, geology, and ecology. Ages 5–9.

The STEAM Team (June 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6851-2). The STEAM Team characters introduce a variety of science topics and experiments. Ages 5–9.

Video Ideas (Feb. 6, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6998-4) outlines how to make a video from script to screen. Ages 5–9.

Cooking Step by Step (Feb. 20, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6568-9) serves up recipes and tips for creating balanced meals. Ages 6–8.

The Bacteria Book by Steve Mould (May 15, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-7028-7) offers an introduction to bacteria, viruses, germs, and microbes. Ages 6–9.

The Everything Book of Cats and Kittens (June 12, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-7009-6) and The Everything Book of Dogs and Puppies (June 12, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-7010-2) compiles facts, photos, and info on caring for these pets. Ages 6–9.

First French Dictionary (Mar. 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-7003-4) and First Spanish Dictionary (Mar. 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6949-6). These visual references each include more than 2,000 words. Ages 6–9.

WWE Superstar Guide (second ed.) (Mar. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6783-6) profiles celebrated WWE competitors, past and present. Ages 6–9.

How to Be a Fashion Designer by Lesley Ware, illus. by Tiki Papier (Feb. 6, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6761-4), offers design ideas, inspiration, and projects. Ages 7–9.

How to Be an Engineer by Benton Allen, Paige Earl, and Trent Kelly (May 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-7027-0). This introduction to engineering concepts includes projects using household materials. Ages 7–9.

Children’s Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters (June 12, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-7462-9) collects stories from various cultures. Ages 7–10.

Did You Know? Science (Mar. 13, hardcover, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6932-8) answers more than 200 questions about earth science, biology, energy, and physics. Ages 7–10.

First Human Body Encyclopedia (June 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4348-9) explains the inner workings of the human body. Ages 7–10.

My Mixed Emotions (June 12, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-7332-5; paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-7559-6) offers advice to help kids make the most of every situation, overcome difficult times, and love themselves. Ages 7–10.

Visual Guide to Math (July 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-7093-5). Pictures and diagrams illustrate this introduction to calculating, measuring, geometry, and data-collecting. Ages 7–10.

100 Scientists Who Made History (Feb. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6889-5) profiles scientists and innovators and their major discoveries. Ages 8–12.

Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles by Landry Q. Walker (Apr. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6665-5) showcases vehicles from the Star Wars universe. Ages 8–12.

What’s Weird on Earth (Mar. 6, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6891-8). This atlas assembles bizarre facts about geography, history, sociology, and technology. Ages 8–12.

Coding Games in Python by Craig Steele (July 3, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-7361-5) is a visual guide to building and playing computer games with Python. Ages 9–12.

How to Be Good at Science, Technology, and Engineering (June 5, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-7359-2). This visual exploration of STEM subjects includes projects and experiments. Ages 9–12.

I Can’t Believe It! 2 (June 5, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-7281-6) compiles answers to an array of true-or-false questions, plus photos and illustrations. Ages 9–12.


New Pop-Up Peekaboo titles are Baby Dinosaur (June 5, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-7455-1); First Words (Mar. 6, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6839-0); Numbers (Mar. 6, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6840-6); and Under the Sea (June 5, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-7316-5), ages 1–3. Joining Follow the Trail are Baby Animals (Mar. 6, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6562-7); Farm (Mar. 6, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6563-4); Trucks (July 17, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6565-8); and Wild Animals (July 17, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6564-1), ages 2–5. DK Readers L1 gains Lego Women of NASA (Feb. 13, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-7291-5; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-7290-8), ages 3–5; DK Readers L2 welcomes Marvel’s Ultimate Villains (Apr. 3, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6685-3), ages 5–7; and DK Readers L3 continues with Women in Science by Jen Green (Feb. 13, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6860-4; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6859-8), ages 7–9. DK Find Out! continues with Energy (July 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-7445-2; paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-7095-9), ages 6–9; and Mayans, Incas, and Aztecs (July 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-7444-5; paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6931-1), ages 7–10.

DK Eyewitness Books picks up Soccer (June 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-7399-8) and The Elements (June 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-7404-9), ages 8–12. Maker Lab ventures on with Outdoors (Mar. 6, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6887-1), and Star Wars Maker Lab by Liz Heinecke and Cole Horton (July 3, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6712-6), ages 8–12. New Visual Encyclopedias are Human Body (June 12, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-7358-5); Inventions (July 10, hardcover, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-5838-4; paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-7369-1); Muhammad Ali (May 29, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-7346-2); and Science (Apr. 10, hardcover, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-7322-6; paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-7323-3), ages 8–12; and Dinosaurs (second ed.) (Apr. 3, hardcover, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-7011-9; paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6948-9), ages 9–12. And Marvel Avengers welcomes The Greatest Heroes by Alastair Dougall (Apr. 3, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-7495-7 paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-7437-7), ages 9–12.

Titles in Spanish

Mi gran libro de Spider-Man (Mar. 6, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-7396-7), ages 5–9; ¿Verdadero o falso? (May 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-7393-6) ages 7–10; and Cuerpo humano (Feb. 6, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-7374-5), ages 9–12.

Series in Spanish

Heads Up offers Sociología para mentes inquietas (June 5, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-7380-6), ages 10–17.


The 11th Hour by Kristine Scarrow (Mar. 20, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4597-4037-2). After Annika runs away from her parents, who disapprove of her boyfriend, she must deal with his mental illness. Ages 12–15.

Sadia by Colleen Nelson (Feb. 27, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4597-4029-7). Forced to choose between removing her hijab and not playing basketball at school, Sadia finds the courage to stand up for herself. Ages 12–15.

The Teen’s Guide to Debating and Public Speaking by Claire Duffy (June 12, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4597-4178-2) rounds up tips for developing the skills of debating, public speaking, and presentation. Ages 12–15.


Great Mistake Mysteries adds The Snake Mistake Mystery by Sylvia McNicoll (Feb. 20, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4597-3973-4), ages 9–12. And Weird Stories Gone Wrong continues with Alex and the Other by Philippa Dowding (Apr. 24, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4597-4063-1), ages 9–12.


Chased: Sneaking Out by Chuck Vance (Mar. 6, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-9984997-7-2). In this series launch, a trauma survivor solves a murder at his Connecticut boarding school. Ages 14–up.


New Junior Lifeguards novels by Elizabeth Doyle Carey are Mayday! (June 5, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-9988851-9-3) and Taking a Stand (July 3, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-9988851-8-6), ages 11–14. And the Shifting Reality Collection picks up Reality Gold by Tiffany Brooks (Apr. 10, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-9984997-6-5), ages 14–up.


Go, New York, Go!, illus. by Josh Cleland (Apr. 3, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-946064-97-4). Set in New York City, this book spotlights cars, trucks, and things that go. Ages 1–4.

My Feminist ABC, illus. by Irene Pizzolante (Apr. 3, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-946064-98-1), is a feminist-themed alphabet book. Ages 1–4.

My First Lift-the-Flap Animal Book, illus. by Amy Mullen (Apr. 3, board book, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-946064-95-0), offers a lift-the-flap celebration of various categories of animals. Ages 2–5.

I Love You, Michigan Baby by Shirley Vernick, illus. by Molly Bergin (Apr. 3, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-946064-96-7), is an ode to babies—and to the state of Michigan. Ages 4–up.


Good Morning, Harry—Good Night, Daddy by Katy Beebe, illus. by Valeri Gorbachev (Apr. 16, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0-8028-5450-6). When Harry’s train conductor father finishes his night shift, they have a joyful reunion. Ages 3–6.

Hidden City by Sarah Grace Tuttle, illus. by Amy Schimler-Safford (Mar. 8, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0-8028-5459-9) collects poems celebrating the wonders of nature in an urban setting. Ages 4–8.

Get on Your Bike by Joukje Akveld, illus. by Philip Hopman (Feb. 5, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0-8028-5489-6). After an argument with his friend, Bobby rides off on his bike and begins to calm down and reflect on things. Ages 5–8.

Herodotus the Hedgehog by Jean-Luc Buquet (Mar. 15, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0-8028-5498-8). In this story about empathy, a hedgehog sees a bear worshipping in the forest and becomes curious about religion and his own beliefs. Ages 5–8.

Scout’s Heaven by Bibi Dumon Tak, illus. by Annemarie van Haeringen (Apr. 5, hardcover, $15, ISBN 978-0-8028-5500-8). As a boy and his family grieve the loss of their dog, his search for answers helps them all find a sense of peace. Ages 5–8.

The Fishing Lesson by Heinrich Boell, illus. by Emile Bravo (Apr. 23, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0-8028-5503-9). This tale of a humble fisherman and an outspoken tourist delivers a message about enjoying life’s simple pleasures. Ages 5–up.

The Rabbit and the Shadow by Melanie Rutten (Feb. 15, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0-8028-5485-8). When three strangers hike to the top of a volcano, they help each other confront their fears. Ages 6–9.


Hiznobyuti by Claude Ponti, trans. by Alyson Waters, illus. by Claude Ponti (May 22, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0-914671-90-9). Journeying through a fantastical world, a creature scorned for his appearance comes to appreciate his self-worth and importance to his family. Ages 5–9.

Enchanted Lion

The Kunwinjku Counting Book by Gabriel Maralngurra (Aug. 14, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-5927-0241-1). This counting book provides a glimpse into aboriginal art and cultural practices. Ages 3–8.

Be Still, Life by Ohara Hale (May 22, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-5927-0257-2) encourages readers to slow down, look closely, and delight in the world around them. Ages 4–6.
Finn’s Feather by Rachel Noble, illus. by Zoey Abbott (Apr. 24, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-5927-0239-8) is the story of a boy, Finn, who has lost his brother Hamish, and the day of play and memory that unfolds after Hamish sends a white feather to Finn’s doorstep. Ages 4–8.

The Grand Expedition by Emma Adbage (June 12, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-5927-0245-9) follows two siblings who seize the day and decide to have a backyard adventure all by themselves. Ages 4 –8.

Jerome By Heart by Thomas Scotto, illus. by Olivier Tallec (Apr. 3, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-5927-0250-3). A boy named Raphael is steadfast in his love for his friend, Jerome. Ages 4–8.

Koko & Bo by Lisen Adbage (June 12, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-5927-0258-9). In this first installment of the Swedish series, quirky duo Koko and Bo navigate the relationship between freedom and trust. Ages 4–8.

Seven Pablos by Jorge Lujàn, illus. by Chiara Carrer (May 29, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-5927-0253-4), tells the stories of seven different boys, each named Pablo, living in seven different corners of the world. Ages 4–8.

Dumpster Dog by Colas Gutman, illus. by Marc Boutavant (May 22, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-5927-0252-7; hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-5927-0235-0), is first in an early reader series from France, featuring a slightly-stinky mutt. Ages 7–10.

Vacation by Blexbolex (Mar. 6, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-5927-0246-6) is a wordless story about a girl whose summer vacation at her grandfather’s home is interrupted by a surprise visitor. Ages 8–up.


Macanudo by Liniers introduces Olga Rules (Apr. 17, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-5927-0248-0), ages 8–up.


By a Charm and a Curse by Jaime Questell (Feb. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63375-900-8). After joining a cursed circus, a girl and the boy she falls for consider the perilous consequences of breaking the curse to escape together. Ages 14–up.

Heartless: Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf (May 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64063-146-5). This series debut introduces an immortal teen whose heart is controlled by the witch she is forced to serve. Ages 14–up.

Zombie Abbey by Lauren Baratz-Logsted (Apr. 3, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-63375-911-4). Three upper-class sisters star in this historical-paranormal mash-up set in 1920 England. Ages 14–up.

Frequency by Christopher Krovatin (June 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64063-181-6). Fiona falls in love with a DJ who plays hypnotic music, in this retelling of “The Pied Piper” tale. Ages 16–up.

Faber & Faber

Bathroom Boogie by Clare Foges, illus. by Al Murphy (May 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-571-34045-3). In this follow-up to Kitchen Disco, items in the bathroom sing and dance when the family leaves for the day. Ages 1–5.

I Like Bees, I Don’t Like Honey by Sam Bishop, illus. by Fiona Lumbers (Mar. 13, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-571-33419-3). This compilation of real-life kids’ likes and dislikes underscores that it’s okay to be yourself. Ages 1–5.

Magnificent Creatures: Animals on the Move! by Anna Wright (July 17, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-571-33068-3) focuses on rare species and their roles in the animal kingdom. Ages 1–5.

Not Yet Zebra by Lou Kuenzler, illus. by Julia Woolf (June 26, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-571-34288-4). As Annie paints an animal alphabet, a zebra tries to cut ahead of other letters to catch her attention. Ages 1–5.

Scoot! by Katie Blackburn, illus. by Jim Smith (July 5, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-571-33639-5), reveals fun and freewheeling ways to use a scooter, even if you are a pig. Ages 1–5.

Tales of Troy and Greece by Andrew Lang (June 19, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-571-33350-9) presents condensed retellings of Greek legends. Ages 12–up.


Old Possum Picture Books debuts with Macavity’s Not There! (Mar. 13, board book, $8, ISBN 978-0-571-33528-2) and Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer (Mar. 20, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-571-32486-6) by T.S. Eliot, illus. by Arthur Robins, ages 1–5. Squishy McFluff steals the spotlight in Squishy McFluff Meets Mad Nana Dot! (Mar. 20, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-571-30254-3), Squishy McFluff Seaside Rescue! (Mar. 20, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-571-32068-4), and Squishy McFluff: Tea with the Queen (July 17, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-571-33727-9) by Pip Jones, illus. by Ella Okstad, ages 6–8. Atticus Claw gains Atticus Claw Lends a Paw by Jennifer Gray (Apr. 24, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-571-28447-4), ages 7–9. And Fables from the Stables by Gavin Puckett, illus. by Tor Freeman, introduces Murray the Race Horse (May 15, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-571-33468-1) and Hendrix the Rocking Horse (May 15, paper, $11.25, ISBN 978-0-571-31540-6), ages 7–9.

Fabled Films


Grow & Read Early Readers: Nocturnals releases The Slithery Shakedown by Tracey Hecht, illus. by Josie Yee (Apr. 3, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-944020-17-0), ages 5–7. And Nocturnals visits The Hidden Kingdom by Hecht and Sarah Fieber, illus. by Kate Liebman (Feb. 13, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-944020-11-8), ages 7–12.


100 First Words for Little Geeks, illus. by Kyle Kershner (May 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-945547-95-9), introduces words found in pop culture. Ages 1–3.

Alphatrain by Stephanie Miles and Christen Farley, illus. by David W. Miles (May 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-945547-81-2), is a foldout alphabet book starring animals on a train. Ages 1–3.

F Is for Fairy: A Forest Friends Alphabet Primer by Debbie and Mike Schramer (Apr. 3, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-945547-96-6). In this ABC book, fairy children explore their magical world. Ages 1–3.

Mommy Loves Me by Stephanie Miles, illus. by David W. Miles (Apr. 3, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-945547-94-2). A mother demonstrates the expanse of her love for her child. Ages 1–3.

Made for Me by Zack Bush, illus. by Gregorio De Lauretis (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-945547-69-0), highlights moments that tie a father and his new child together forever. Ages 3–5.

How the Finch Got His Colors by Annemarie Guertin, illus. by Helena Pérez García (Mar. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-945547-77-5). Based on a Belgian folktale, this story reveals how the finch became a colorful bird. Ages 6–9.

Unicorn (and Horse) by David W. Miles, illus. by Hollie Mengert (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-945547-76-8). When seemingly perfect Unicorn is kidnapped, ordinary Horse overcomes his jealousy to save the day. Ages 6–9.

Donuts: The Hole Story by David W. Miles (May 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-945547-93-5). After the bakery closes, donuts come to life and play. Ages 6–10.


New ABC Regional Board Books by Stephanie Miles and Christen Farley, illus. by Volha Kaliaha, are B Is for Boston (Apr. 17, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-945547-89-8); C Is for Colorado (Apr. 17, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-945547-86-7); and M Is for Montana (Apr. 17, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-945547-88-1), ages 1–3. Let’s Count Regional Board Books adds Let’s Count Colorado: Numbers and Colors in the Centennial State (Apr. 17, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-945547-85-0) and Let’s Count Montana: Numbers and Colors in the Treasure State (Apr. 17, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-945547-87-4) by Miles and Farley, illus. by Kaliaha, ages 1–3. Nita’s First Signs by Kathy MacMillan, illus. by Sara Brezzi (Apr. 3, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-945547-67-6), joins Little Hands Signing, ages 1–3. Lit for Little Hands presents Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, illus. by David W. Miles (May 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-945547-68-3), ages 1–5. And Little Heroes hails Courageous People Who Changed the World by Heidi Poelman, illus. by Kyle Kershner (Apr. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-945547-75-1), ages 2–5.


Rising Seas: Flooding, Climate Change, and Our New World by Keltie Thomas, illus. by Belle Wuthrich and Kath Boake W. (Mar. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-2281-0022-5; paperback, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-2281-0021-8), examines what Earth might look like in the future, after enduring rising and falling water levels. Ages 9–up.

Fish Out of Water

No Sad Songs by Frank Morelli (Feb. 20, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-9899087-4-0). Gabe’s life is turned upside down after his parents die in a car accident and he’s left alone with his Alzheimer’s-suffering grandfather. Ages 12–up.


La nevera de Maddi by Lois Brandt, illus. by Vin Vogel (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-936261-97-0). When Sofia finds her friend’s refrigerator empty, she is sworn to secrecy, but wonders if she should seek help from her parents. Ages 4–8.


The Gerda Muller Seasons Gift Collection: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter by Gerda Muller (Mar. 15, board book, $30, ISBN 978-1-78250-473-3) is a set of four books celebrating the seasons. Ages 1–3.

Hello Birds, What Do You Say? by Loes Botman (Mar. 15, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-488-7) introduces birds and the sounds they make. Ages 1–3.

Pippa and Pelle in the Spring Garden by Daniela Drescher (Mar. 15, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-471-9). After planting their garden, Pippa and Pelle watch it grow, attracting ladybirds, caterpillars, and butterflies. Ages 1–3.

Through the Seasons by Sarah Laidlaw (Mar. 15, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-469-6) offers an ode to seasonal change and family togetherness. Ages 1–3.

Bear Child by Geoff Mead, illus. by Sanne Dufft (May 15, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-476-4). This tale of beings who can choose to be a bear or a person celebrates parental love and individuality. Ages 4–7.

Charlie’s Magical Carnival by Marit Tornqvist (May 15, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-460-3). While his mother searches for his party hat, Charlie imagines all they will see at the carnival. Ages 4–7.

How Does My Fruit Grow? by Gerda Muller (Mar. 15, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-472-6). In this companion to How Does My Garden Grow?, Sophie’s new neighbors help her harvest her fruit garden. Ages 4–7.

Joining Wee Kelpies are Skye the Puffling by Lynne Rickards, illus. by Jon Mitchell (May 15, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-487-0); and Ye Cannae Shove Yer Granny off a Bus, illus. by Kathryn Selbert (Apr. 15, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-478-8), ages 1–3. Picture Kelpies welcomes Rowan the Red Squirrel by Lynne Rickards, illus. by Jon Mitchell (Apr. 15, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-477-1); and The Teeger That Cam for His Tea by Judith Kerr, trans. by Susan Rennie (Mar. 15, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-466-5), ages 3–6. Picture Kelpies: Traditional Scottish Tales gains The Treasure of the Loch Ness Monster by Lari Don, illus. by Natasa Ilincic (May 15, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-485-6), ages 4–7. And Kelpies introduces Artie Conan Doyle and the Vanishing Dragon by Robert J. Harris (May 15, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-483-2), ages 8–12.


Duck’s Ditty by Kenneth Grahame, illus. by Alex Willmore (Mar. 13, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1386-8). This adaptation of a song from The Wind in the Willows depicts ducks a-dabbling in the water. Ages 2–4.

Quack! by Joe Fitzpatrick, illus. by Paul Nicholls (Mar. 13, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1385-1). A duck who is true to himself encounters a growing number of silly animals, in this counting tale. Ages 2–4.

The Construction Crew by Finn Coyle, illus. by Srimalie Bassani (Mar. 13, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1387-5). Readers can lift the pages of this book to discover what bulldozers, cranes, and other construction machines do, and how they work together to create buildings in our cities. Ages 5–8.

Beauregard in a Box by Jessica Lee Hutchings, illus. by Srimalie Bassani (Apr. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1384-4). Beauregard longs to travel the world, but he’s too scared to fly or sail on a boat—until a clever idea allows him to take the trip of a lifetime. Ages 6–9.


Guess How Much I Love embraces Guess How Much I Love Indiana by Johannah Gilman Paiva, illus. by Mark Kummer (Apr. 17, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1428-5), ages 2–4. And Question and Animal picks up Ears (Apr. 17, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1381-3), Feet (Apr. 17, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1382-0), and Tails (Apr. 17, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1380-6), ages 2–4.



Be Brave, Morgan! releasess Daredevil Morgan (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4595-0506-3); Morgan on Ice (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4595-0504-9); and Morgan’s Got Game (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4595-0508-7) by Ted Staunton, illus. by Bill Slavin; and Morgan the Brave by Ted Staunton and Will Staunton, illus. by Slavin (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4595-0497-4), ages 5–8.

Fox Chapel/Happy Fox


Bigfoot Search and Find seeks out Bigfoot Goes on Vacation (Feb. 13, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-64124-000-0) and Bigfoot Visits the Big Cities of the World (Feb. 13, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-64124-001-7) by D.L. Miller, ages 3–12.

Free Spirit

ABC Ready for School: An Alphabet of Social Skills by Celeste Delaney, illus. by Stephanie Fizer Coleman (Apr. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-174-6), is an alphabet book highlighting skills related to school readiness. Ages 3–6.

Gentle Hands and Other Sing-Along Songs for Social-Emotional Learning by Amadee Ricketts, illus. by Ashley Barron (May 15, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-210-1). This songbook provides new lyrics for familiar tunes and includes downloadable sheet music. Ages 3–8.

Jamie Is Jamie: A Book About Being Yourself and Playing Your Way by Afsaneh Moradian, illus. by Maria Bogade (May 15, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-139-5). In this story challenging gender stereotypes, preschoolers are surprised when new student Jamie plays with both dolls and cars. Ages 4–8.


Learning About Me & You issues I Belong: A Book About Being Part of a Family and a Group (May 15, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-214-9) and I Feel: A Book About Recognizing and Understanding Emotions (May 15, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-217-0) by Cheri J. Meiners, illus. by Penny Weber, ages 2–4. Zach Stands Up by William Mulcahy, illus. by Darren McKee (May 15, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-293-4), joins Zach Rules, ages 5–8. And new Laugh & Learn installments by Trevor Romain and Elizabeth Verdick, illus. by Steve Mark, are Cliques, Phonies & Other Baloney,Updated Edition (May 15, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-242-2) and Stress Can Really Get on Your Nerves, Updated Edition (May 15, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-245-3), ages 8–13.


Swimming on the Lawn by Yasmin Hamid (Apr. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-925164-85-5). A military coup upends Farida’s happy childhood in 1960s Sudan. Ages 10–14.


S. Tinker Inc. continues with Dungzilla by James Foley (Apr. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-925164-83-1), ages 6–10.

For additional listings of spring 2018 children’s books, as well as our exclusive sneak preview of publishers’ fall 2018 offerings, visit publishersweekly.com/spring2018kids.