National Geographic

My First Atlas of the World (July 10, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3174-9) introduces basic geography, continent by continent. Ages 3–6.

It’s a Puppy’s Life by Seth Casteel (Mar. 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3069-8). Photos illustrate a day in the life of a puppy. Ages 4–8.

A Leap for Legadema: The True Story of a Little Leopard in a Big World by Beverly and Dereck Joubert (Feb. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2973-9) tells of the survival of a mother leopard and her cub on Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Ages 4–8.

A Seed Is the Start by Melissa Stewart (Feb. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2977-7). Photos illustrate this chronicle of the life cycle of plants. Ages 6–9.

National Geographic Kids Bird Guide of North America (second ed.) by Jonathan Alderfer (Mar. 27, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3073-5) spotlights 150 bird species. Ages 8–11.

1,000 Facts About Insects by Nancy Honovich (Feb. 13, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2993-7) rounds up info about various insects. Ages 8–12.

100 Ways to Make the World Better! by Lisa M. Gerry (Mar. 13, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2997-5) outlines ways that kids can make a difference, and explains how actions can contribute to positive outcomes. Ages 8–12.

125 True Stories of Amazing Animal Friendships by Lisa Gerry (May 29, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3018-6) offers tales of unlikely animal friendships and tips on how kids can be friends to people and animals alike. Ages 8–12.

Awesome 8 Epic by Michelle Harris and Julie Beer (Apr. 10, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3006-3). Photos illustrate this compilation of eight awesome things in more than 50 categories. Ages 8–12.

Dog Days of History: The Incredible Story of Our Best Friends by Sarah Albee (Mar. 27, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2971-5) offers a history of dogs, from wild wolves in ancient civilizations to modern-day breeds. Ages 8–12.

National Geographic Kids Guide to Genealogy by T.J. Resler (Apr. 17, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2983-8) provides instructions on researching one’s ancestry and explains the latest technology for genealogy research. Ages 8–12.

National Geographic Kids World Atlas (July 10, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3199-2) compiles updated maps, stats, and fun facts. Ages 8–12.

Solve This! Wild and Wacky Challenges for the Genius Engineer in You by Joan Marie Galat (Mar. 13, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2732-2) invites readers to solve engineering challenges and scenarios. Ages 8–12.

National Geographic Kids Extreme Records by Michelle Harris and Julie Beer (June 26, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3021-6) is a compendium of world record holders. Ages 9–12.

The Ultimate Book of Sharks by Brian Skerry (May 15, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3071-1) tracks sharks of the world, from the smallest dogfish to the great white. Ages 9–12.

StarTalk (young readers ed.) by Neil deGrasse Tyson, ed. by Shelby Alinsky (Mar. 20, paper, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3087-2). This astrophysicist shares his insights on space travel, the human race, and the universe. Ages 10–14.


Look & Learn presents Let’s Make Music (Mar. 20, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2991-3) and Pets (Mar. 20, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2992-0); and Before and After by Ruth A. Musgrave (July 17, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3170-1), ages 2–5. New National Geographic Kids Readers are Ducks by Jennifer Szymanski (July 24, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3210-4); and Animal Homes (May 15, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3026-1) and Bugs (May 15, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3030-8) by Shira Evans, ages 2–5. Explore My World ventures on with Coral Reefs (Mar. 6, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2985-2) and Kangaroos (July 17, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3157-2) by Jill Esbaum, Lions by Amy Sky Koster (Mar. 6, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2988-3), and Weather by Lisa M. Gerry (July 17, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3155-8), ages 3–7. And National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books issues National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Why 2 by Jill Esbaum (Mar. 27, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2999-9) and Little Kids First Big Book of the Rain Forest by Moira Rose Donohue (July 17, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3171-8), ages 4–8.

National Geographic Readers L2 releases Vikings by Libby Romero (July 24, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3218-0), ages 5–8; and National Geographic Readers L3 gains Wolverines by Melissa Stewart (July 31, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3222-7), ages 6–9. Just Joking picks up Just Joking Sports (Mar. 13, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2979-1), ages 7–10. National Geographic Kids Chapters welcomes Adventure Cat! by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld (Feb. 20, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3052-0) and Rock Stars! by Steve Bramucci (Feb. 6, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3049-0), ages 7–10. New Absolute Expert titles are Dolphins by Jennifer Swanson and Justine Jackson-Ricketts (May 29, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3010-0) and Soccer by Eric Zweigand and Mark Geiger (May 29, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3008-7), ages 8–12. National Geographic Almanacs moves on with National Geographic Kids Almanac 2019 (May 8, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3013-1), ages 8–12. Real or Fake? adds Real or Fake? 3 by Emily Krieger (Mar. 27, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3004-9), ages 8–12. Joining Ultimate Explorer Field Guides is Wildflowers by Libby Romero (Feb. 27, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2995-1), ages 8–12. Weird but True issues Weird but True Animals (Mar. 20, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2981-4) and Weird but True Canada: 300 Outrageous Facts About the True North (May 29, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3024-7), ages 8–12. And Weird but True Know-It-All explores Greek Mythology (July 31, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3189-3), ages 8–12.

New York Review Children’s

Thirteen by Remy Charlip and Jerry Joyner (May 22, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68137-230-3) showcases 13 tableaux featuring people, places, letters, numbers, and objects. Ages 5–8.

Thomasina: The Cat Who Thought She Was a God by Paul Gallico (June 26, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68137-232-7). This story of a girl and her magical cat was the basis for Disney’s The Three Lives of Thomasina. Ages 8–12.

Nobrow/Flying Eye

Bonkers About Beetles by Owen Davey (June 5, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN: 978-1-9111-7198-0) introduces beetles. Ages 5–9.

Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx by Joe Todd-Stanton (Apr. 3, hardcover, $18.95, 978-1-9111-7119-5). Marcy

is on a quest to save her dad from the belly of the sphinx. Ages 5–9.

Professor Astro Cat’s Human Body Odyssey by Dominic Walliman, illus. by Ben Newman (May 1, hardcover, $24, ISBN: 978-1-9111-7191-1), examines the human body. Ages 7–10.

North Star/Flux

Nothing but Sky by Amy Trueblood (Mar. 27, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-63583-016-3). Grace, a post-World War I wing walker, is determined to get to the World Aviation Expo. Ages 12–up.

The Girl and the Grove by Eric Smith (May 8, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-63583-018-7). In this fantasy, a teen passionate about environmental advocacy cannot ignore the voices in her head. Ages 14–up.

Shoot the Moon by Kate Watson (Feb. 6, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63583-014-9). This companion novel to Seeking Mansfield is loosely based on Dickens’s Great Expectations. Ages 14–up.

North Star/Jolly Fish

The Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray by B.A. Williamson (May 15, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-63163-172-6). In this fantasy, a girl in a dull world struggles to keep her imagination under control. Ages 8–14.

The Zanna Function by Daniel Wheatley (Mar. 20, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-63163-168-9). At a school for gifted kids, Zanna discovers she can manipulate science properties like velocity and gravity. Ages 8–14.


Science Squad offers Hatchling Hero: A Sea Turtle Defender’s Journal (Mar. 6, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-63163-161-0) and Runway Zombee: A Zombie Bee Hunter’s Journal (Mar. 6, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-63163-165-8) by J.A. Watson, illus. by Arpad Olbey, ages 8–12. And The Genesis Flame by Ryan Dalton (Apr. 24, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63163-170-2) concludes the Time Shift Trilogy, ages 14–up.


Surf’s Up by Kwame Alexander, illus. by Daniel Miyares (May 1, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4313-4), pays tribute to the joys of summer and reading. Ages 1–3.

The Adventures of the Little Polar Bear by Hans de Beer (Feb. 6, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4315-8). This collection of 10 stories celebrates Little Polar Bear’s 30th anniversary. Ages 4–8.

The Backup Bunny by Abigail Rayner, illus. by Greg Stones (Mar. 6, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4282-3). When Max loses his favorite stuffed animal, he learns to love his backup animal instead. Ages 4–8.

The Field by Baptiste Paul, illus. by Jacqueline Alcantara (Mar. 6, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4312-7). On a Caribbean island, children play a pickup game of soccer in sunshine and rain. Ages 4–8.

It’s Springtime, Mr. Squirrel by Sebastian Meschenmoser (Feb. 6, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4310-3). Mr. Squirrel teaches his hedgehog friend about love and relationships—but does he do a good job? Ages 4–8.

The Little Boy and the Big Fish by Max Velthuijs (Apr. 3, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4309-7). When a boy catches a splendid fish, he wants to keep it in his bathtub forever, but soon realizes that the fish is unhappy. Ages 4–8.

Little Polar Bear Takes a Stand by Hans de Beer (Feb. 6, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4297-7). The titular bear speaks up for his beliefs, in this story about friendship, working together, and the environment. Ages 4–8.

Smon Smon by Sonja Danowski (Mar. 6, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4307-3). An imaginary creature travels the planet, interacting with other imaginary creatures. Ages 4–8.


The Adventures of Pettson and Findus continues with A Ruckus in the Garden by Sven Nordqvist (May 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4311-0), ages 4–8. And Davy returns in Davy’s Summer Vacation by Brigitte Weninger, illus. by Eve Tharlet (June 5, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4278-6), ages 4–8.

Nothing But the Truth


Stewie Boom! continues with Stewie Boom! and Princess Penelope: Handprints, Snowflakes, and Playdates by Christine Bronstein, illus. by Karen L. Young (Apr. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-9972962-8-0), ages 4–8.


A Good Day for Climbing Trees by Jaco Jacobs, trans. by Kobus Geldenhuys (Apr. 5, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-78607-317-4). A middle child stands up to his parents, his siblings, and his town to help save a beloved tree, in this middle grade novel translated from the Afrikaans. Ages 9–12.


Mindwalker by A.J. Steiger concludes with Mindstormer (June 12, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-78074-926-6), ages 12–up.


Sci-Fu by Yehudi Mercado (Mar. 13, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-62010-472-9). A boy accidentally summons a UFO that transports his family, best friend, and crush to the robot-dominated planet of Discopia. Ages 9–12.

Pizzasaurus Rex by Justin Wagner, illus. by Warren Wucinich (June 19, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-62010-507-8). A scientist who’s been bullied all his life joins forces with Rex Raditude, the pizza-loving, dimension-hopping Pizzasaurus, to fight evil. Ages 10–14.

The Altered History of Willow Sparks by Tara O’Connor (Mar. 6, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-62010-450-7). Willow Sparks is at the bottom of her high school’s social ladder with her best friend, when she finds a mysterious book that allows her to literally rewrite her life. Ages 13–up.

A Quick and Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns by Archie Bongiovanni and Tristan Jimerson, illus. by Bongiovanni (June 12, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-62010-499-6), is a resource for people who use gender-neutral pronouns, and people who want to learn more. Ages 13–up.

Archival Quality by Ivy Noelle Weir, illus. by Steenz (Mar. 6, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-62010-470-5). After losing her job at the library, Celeste starts working as an archivist at a haunted museum where she researches a ghost. Ages 14–up.

Dead Weight: Murder at Camp Bloom by Terry Blas and Molly Muldoon, illus. by Matthew Seely (Apr. 24, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-62010-481-1). Four teens attending a summer fat camp in the Oregon wilderness investigate the murder of one of their camp counselors. Ages 14–up.


Kim Reaper by Sarah Graley, featuring adventures in the underworld, arrives with Grim Beginnings (Mar. 13, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-62010-455-2), ages 13–up. And the Spectacle series by Megan Rose Gedris, in which a murdered twin comes back as a ghost, debuts with Spectacle (May 22, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-62010-492-7), ages 13–up.


Holi Colors by Rina Singh (Feb. 13, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1849-1) introduces the Hindu festival of Holi. Ages 1–3.

Forest Baby by Laurie Elmquist, illus. by Shantala Robinson (Mar. 20, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1333-5), offers a baby’s eye-view of a hike through the forest. Ages 1–5.

Toesy Toes by Sarah Yi Tsiang (Apr. 10, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1342-7) explores the different sensations babies can experience with their toes. Ages 1–5.

Who Can? by Charles Ghigna, illus. by Vlasta van Kampen (Mar. 27, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1369-4). A variety of animals appear in this tongue-twisting, hint-and-reveal riddle book. Ages 1–5.

Harry’s Hiccups by Jean Little, illus. by Joe Weissmann (Apr. 3, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1562-9). Harry tries everything to get rid of his hiccups. Ages 5–8.

Surfer Dog by Eric Walters, illus. by Eugenie Fernandes (Feb. 27, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1435-6). A boy and a dog share a special friendship and a love of surfing. Ages 5–8.

Swimming with Seals by Maggie de Vries, illus. by Janice Kun (Apr. 10, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1321-2). Inspired by the author’s life, this picture book celebrates an alternative multigenerational family. Ages 5–8.

Modo: Ember’s End by Arthur Slade, illus. by Christopher Steininger (Feb. 20, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1721-0). Modo, a young spy with a special ability, must prevent a villain from getting his hands on an all-powerful weapon. Ages 8–12.

Kasey & Ivy by Alison Hughes (Mar. 20, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1574-2). Through 26 letters to her friend Nina, 12-year-old Kasey chronicles the often humorous observations and impressions of her month-long stay in a geriatric hospital ward. Ages 9–12.

Terra Nova by Shane Arbuthnott (Mar. 27, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1444-8). Molly has been fighting to free the spirits from the spirit world, but she fears her rebellion is only putting people in danger. Ages 10–14.

Big Water by Andrea Curtis (Mar. 6, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1571-1). In this historical novel, Christina and Daniel struggle to survive when the SS Asia goes down in a violent storm in 1882. Ages 13–17.

Black Chuck by Regan McDonell (Apr. 3, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1630-5). Réal struggles with his guilt over a friend’s violent death and his feelings for the dead boy’s pregnant girlfriend. Ages 13–17.


The World Around Us adds On Our Street: Our First Talk About Poverty by Jillian Roberts and Jaime Casap, illus. by Jane Heinrichs (Feb. 13, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1617-6), ages 5–8. My Great Bear Rainforest rolls along with The Seal Garden by Nicholas Read (Mar. 6, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1267-3), ages 6–9. New Orca Echoes titles are Soapstone Porcupine by Jeff Pinkney, illus. by Darlene Gait (Mar. 13, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1472-1), and Where’s Burgess? by Laurie Elmquist, illus. by David Parkins (Feb. 27, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1478-3), ages 7–9.

Tank & Fizz are back in The Case of Firebane’s Folly by Liam O’Donnell, illus. by Mike Deas (Feb. 20, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1261-1), ages 8–11. Orca Footprints steps forward with Better Together: Creating Community in an Uncertain World by Nikki Tate (Apr. 3, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1300-7) and Going Wild: Helping Nature Thrive in Cities by Michelle Mulder (Mar. 20, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1287-1), ages 9–12. Orca Limelights sets the stage with Casting Lily by Holly Bennett (Mar. 13, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1450-9) and Slip Jig Summer by Elizabeth J.M. Walker (Mar. 27, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1743-2), ages 11–14. PopActivism presents Can Your Outfit Change the World? by Erinne Paisley (Feb. 20, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1306-9), ages 12–17. Orca Soundings expands with Shark by Jeff Ross (Feb. 27, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1682-4), ages 12–up. Escalate by Sigmund Brouwer (Mar. 6, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1484-4) joins Retribution, ages 13–17. And Rapid Reads ramps up with The B-Team by Melodie Campbell (Feb. 6, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1807-1) and Murder Among the Pines by John Lawrence Reynolds (Mar. 13, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1819-4), ages 18–up.


A Fire Truck for Chuck by Annika Dunklee, illus. by Cathon (Mar. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-285-2). Chuck adores his toy fire truck. Ages 2–5.

I Love You Like ... by Lori Joy Smith (May 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-157-2). This bedtime book features creative ways to phrase expressions of love. Ages 2–5.

Grains of Sand by Sibylle Delacroix (Apr. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-205-0). A brother and sister dream up ways to save sand from a beach vacation, and what might grow from the grains. Ages 3–6.

Crackerjack Jack by Bowman Wilker, illus. by Marie-Eve Tremblay (Mar. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-244-9), features a robber who devises a ploy to rob a bank with a duck as his accomplice. Ages 4–7.

Little Brothers & Little Sisters by Monica Arnaldo (Apr. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-295-1) follows the daily adventures—good and bad—of four sets of siblings, in and around an urban apartment complex. Ages 4–7.

Wallpaper by Thao Lam (Apr. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-283-8). When her family moves to a new house, a girl finds a way to use her imagination to overcome her shyness, in this wordless picture book. Ages 4–7.

Look at the Weather by Britta Teckentrup (Apr. 15, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-286-9) explores different weather phenomena, from rainbows and sunsets to clouds, frost, and rainstorms. Ages 6–9.

What Happens Next by Susan Hughes, illus. by Carey Sookocheff (Mar. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-165-7). An unnamed protagonist who is bullied at school chronicles the facts of what happens to her and the truth about what she feels and how she moves forward. Ages 6–9.

How to Spot a Sasquatch by J. Torres, illus. by Aurelie Grand (May 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-277-7). This graphic novel follows the adventures of a group of Junior Rangers on a camping trip, including one boy’s quest to snap a selfie with a Sasquatch. Ages 7–10.


Baby Animals grows with Baby Animals Moving by Suzi Eszterhas (Mar. 15, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-299-9) ages 3–6. Phoebe is back in Not ’Til Tomorrow, Phoebe by Julie Zwillich, illus. by Denise Holmes (Mar. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-172-5), ages 4–7. And Simone stars in Simone: Even More Monstrous! by Remy Simard (Apr. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-300-2), ages 5–8.


Where’s Bunny? by Theo Heras, illus. by Renne Benoit (Mar. 2, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-043-7). Two siblings navigate their bedtime routine. Ages 1–3.

Wild One by Jane Whittingham, illus. by Noel Tuazon (Feb. 23, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-036-9), chronicles a day in the life of an active girl and the animal playmates of her imagination. Ages 1–4.

Woodrow at Sea by Wallace Edwards (Apr. 6, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-029-1). In this wordless book, Woodrow the elephant goes to sea in search of adventure and finds a new friend when he rescues a marooned mouse. Ages 2–5.

The Night Lion by Sanne Dufft (Feb. 27, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-041-3). Young Max uses the stuffed lion Nana gave him to imagine his bad dreams away. Ages 3–5.

Ben and the Scaredy-Dog by Sarah Ellis, illus. by Kim LaFave (June 15, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-044-4). When Ben learns that the dog he’s afraid of is scared of things too, he conquers his fear and makes two new friends. Ages 3–6.

Sun Dog by Deborah Kerbel, illus. by Suzanne Del Rizzo (May 25, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-038-3). Juno the sled dog pup musters all her courage to save her beloved boy from an approaching polar bear. Ages 4–7.

Wash On! by Michele Marineau, illus. by Manon Gauthier, trans. by Erin Woods (Apr. 27, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-018-5). Petronilla has coloritis, the power to change the color of everything she touches. Ages 4–7.

Timo Goes Camping by Victoria Allenby, illus. by Dean Griffiths (Mar. 9, hardcover, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-040-6). Timo the rabbit must confront a friend who laughs at others’ mistakes. Ages 5–8.

Bat Citizens by Rob Laidlaw (Mar. 16, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-039-0) informs readers about bats, the threats they are facing, and the “Bat Citizens” who are protecting them. Ages 8–12.

Small Things by Mel Tregonning (Mar. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-042-0). In this wordless picture book, a boy’s anxiety manifests as swarms of tiny creatures that gnaw away at him, making him feel isolated from his family and friends. Ages 8–12.



Geeky Fab 5 blasts off with It Ain’t Rocket Science by Liz and Lucy Lareau, illus. by Ryan Jampole (July 31, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0122-2), ages 7-11. And Melowy Vol.1 by Danielle Star and Cortney Powell, illus. by Ryan Jampole (May 8, hardcover, $12.99 ISBN 978-1-5458-0002-7), kicks off the Melowy series, by the creators of Geronimo Stilton, ages 7–11.

Papercutz/Super Genius

The Joe Shuster Story: The Artist Behind Superman by Julian Voloj, illus. by Thomas Campi, (Apr. 24, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-777-1; paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-776-4), tells the life story of the co-creator of Superman and how he and writer Jerry Siegel were exploited. Ages 12–up.


Izzy Gizmo by Pip Jones, illus. by Sara Ogilvie (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-68263-021-1). Young inventor Izzy tries to rig up a contraption that will help a crow with a broken wing. Ages 4–8.

Kalinka and Grakkle by Julie Paschkis (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68263-030-3). Kalinka, a bird with an eye for neatness, can’t see eye to eye with a messy, grumpy bird neighbor. Ages 4–8.

The King of Bees by Lester Laminack, illus. by Jim LaMarche (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-56145-953-7). Henry can’t wait until he can have a bee-suit of his own so he can help his Aunt Lilla communicate with the bees on the farm and persuade them to stay. Ages 4–8.

Abraham Lincoln’s Dueling Words by Donna Janell Bowman, illus. by S.D. Schindler (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-56145-852-3), highlights an 1842 episode when Abraham Lincoln penned fictional letters to the editor complaining about a political rival and was challenged to a duel. Ages 6–10.

Blacksmith’s Song by Elizabeth Van Steenwyk, illus. by Anna Rich (Feb. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-56145-580-5). The son of an enslaved blacksmith learns that his father is using the rhythm of his hammering to communicate with travelers on the Underground Railroad. Ages 6–10.

Leaf Litter Critters by Leslie Bulion, illus. by Robert Meganck (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-56145-950-6), is a collection of 19 poems in a variety of verse forms with accompanying science notes about various leaf decomposers. Ages 8–12.

The Secret Science of Magic by Melissa Keil (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68263-014-3). Former child prodigy and math genius Sophia has been having panic attacks since she learned former prodigies either cure cancer or go crazy after high school, and now faces new attention from an amatuer magician classmate. Ages 12–up.


In the Weather issues In the Rain by Elizabeth Spurr, illus. by Manelle Oliphant (Mar. 1, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-56145-853-0), ages 2–6. King & Kayla carry on in King & Kayla and the Case of the Lost Tooth by Dori Hillestad Butler, illus. by Nancy Meyers (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-56145-880-6), ages 7–9. And Sports Story gains Lucky Enough by Fred Bowen (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-56145-957-5), ages 7–12.


The Mad Wolf’s Daughter by Diane Magras (Mar. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-2926-6). Drest must free her family from a castle prison after knights attack her home, in this Scottish medieval adventure. Ages 9–12.


Trouble Is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly wraps up with Trouble Never Sleeps (Apr. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-42842-8), ages 14–17.


Hello, Baby Animals by Lorinda Bryan Cauley (June 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-2922-8) is an animal guessing game. Ages up to 3.

Niblet & Ralph by Zachariah OHora (June 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-2791-0). Two pet cats in the same apartment building switch places and families, in this story of mistaken identity. Ages 3–5.

Now That I’m Here by Aaron Meshon (Apr. 24, hardcover, $23.75, ISBN 978-0-7352-2936-5). A child describes what his parents’ lives were like before he was born—and how much more fun they have now. Ages 3–5.

Pet Dad by Elanna Allen (May 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-525-42826-8). Sam’s father won’t let her get a pet, so Sam starts treating him as if he were a pet. Ages 3–5.

Rhyme Crime by Jon Burgerman (Apr. 3, hardcover, $23.75, ISBN 978-0-7352-2884-9). After words go mysteriously missing, kids are invited to put the final rhyming clues together for themselves. Ages 3–5.

The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld (Feb. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-2935-8). When something terrible happens, Taylor turns to all of the animals for advice on how to handle grief. Ages 3–6.

Can Somebody Please Scratch My Back? by Jory John, illus. by Liz Climo (Mar. 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-2854-2). An elephant asks all the animals he finds to help him scratch an itch, but no one gets the job done, until he meets a porcupine. Ages 4–8.

El Chupacabras by Adam Rubin, illus. by Crash McCreery (Mar. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-53929-9), is a bilingual retelling of the Mexican chupacabra folktale, about the fearsome goatsucker beast. Ages 4–8.

Friends Stick Together by Hannah E. Harrison (Apr. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-18665-3). A rhinoceros and a tickbird learn to accept each other’s differences and form a friendship. Ages 4–8.

Walrus in the Bathtub by Deborah Underwood, illus. by Matt Hunt (July 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-4101-0), tells what happens when a walrus unexpectedly takes over the bathtub. Ages 4–8.

Did You Hear What I Heard? Poems About School by Kay Winters, illus. by Patrice Barton (Feb. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-53898-8), focuses on the triumph and trials of kindergarten and first grade. Ages 5–6.

Islandborn by Junot Díaz, illus. by Leo Espinosa (Mar. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-2986-0) and Lola: edición en Español de Islandborn (Mar. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55281-9). Lola’s family and friends help her remember where she’s from—the island she left when she was a baby—in Díaz’s debut picture book. Ages 5–8.

The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani (Mar. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-2851-1). In 1947, when India separates into two countries, Pakistan and India, 12-year-old Nisha, who is half-Muslim and half-Hindu, doesn’t know where she belongs, especially as she and her family become refugees. Ages 8–12.

Wizardmatch by Lauren Magaziner (Mar. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-2778-1). Twelve-year-old Lennie is determined to win the Wizardmatch so she can inherit her retiring Prime Wizard grandfather’s title, his castle, and all of his unlimited magical powers. Ages 8–12.

The Length of a String by Elissa Brent Weissman (May 1, hardcover, $23.75, ISBN 978-0-7352-2947-1). An adopted girl searches for her birth parents in modern-day Baltimore while learning the true meaning of family from her great-grandmother’s diary, which chronicles her escape from Nazi-occupied Luxembourg in 1941. Ages 10–14.

The Not-So-Boring Letters of Private Nobody by Matthew Landis (Mar. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-2798-9). A trio of seventh graders become one another’s first friends as they discover the secrets of a Civil War soldier while working on a school project. Ages 10–14.

This Moment Is Your Life (and So Is This One): A Fun and Easy Guide to Mindfulness, Meditation, and Yoga by Mariam Gates, illus. by Libby VanderPloeg (May 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-18662-2). An introduction to meditation, mindfulness, and yoga. Ages 10–14.

The Foreseeable Future by Emily Adrian (May 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-53899-5). After graduation, Audrey must decide whether to follow her dreams and move to Seattle or stay local with her summer romance and the patients she works with at the nursing home. Ages 14–up.

The History of Jane Doe by Michael Belanger (June 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-2881-8). The new girl in town’s mysterious past poses a challenge for Ray, who knows everything about the history of his rural Connecticut hometown. Ages 14–up.


Ladybug Girl lands Ladybug Girl and the Rescue Dogs by Jacky Davis, illus. by David Soman (Mar. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-18640-0), ages 3–5. Dory Fantasmagory reappears in Head in the Clouds by Abby Hanlon (Mar. 6, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-3046-0), ages 6–8. Bea Garcia issues Tale of a Scaredy-Dog by Deborah Zemke (July 3, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-2938-9), ages 6–9. And Ordinary People Change the World greets I Am Gandhi by Brad Meltzer (May 8, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55269-7), ages 12–up.


Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough (Mar. 6, hardcover, $25, ISBN 978-0-7352-3211-2). This debut novel in verse is based on the true story of Italian painter Artemisia Gentileschi, who was raped in 1610 Rome as a teenager, and boldly decided to continue painting. Ages 14–up.


Unicorn Rescue Society by Adam Gidwitz et al., illus. by Hatem Aly, wings into spring with The Basque Dragon (Apr. 10, hardcover, $21, ISBN 978-0-7352-3173-3) and The Creature of the Pines (Apr. 10, hardcover, $21, ISBN 978-0-7352-3170-2), ages 8–12.

Penguin/Grosset & Dunlap

Good Morning, Farm Friends (May 8, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8624-3) and Night-Night, Forest Friends by Annie Bach (May 8, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8792-9) focuses on farm animals waking up and forest animals going to sleep, respectively. Ages 3–5.

Ready or Not, Here Comes Peanut Butter! A Scratch-and-Sniff Book by Terry Border (Mar. 27, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8483-6) offers a game of hide-and-seek with Peanut Butter, Cupcake, and other tasty-smelling friends. Ages 3–5.


World of Eric Carle grows with I Love Dad with the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (Feb. 27, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8589-5), ages 3–5. And Mr. Men and Little Miss by Adam Hargreaves picks up Mr. Men: Road Trip! (May 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8762-2), ages 3–7.


Honey by David Ezra Stein (Mar. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-3786-3). In this companion to Leaves, Bear wakes up from his winter sleep with only one thing on his mind: finding honey. Ages 2–5.

Hello School! by Priscilla Burris (July 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-17202-1) helps familiarize children with activities they can expect when they start school for the first time. Ages 3–5.

Never Satisfied: The Story of the Stonecutter by Dave Horowitz (July 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-54846-8). Believing the grass is always greener somewhere else, Stanley the frog makes wishes to live as a businessman, a king, and then the sun. Ages 4–8.

A Round of Robins by Katie Hesterman, illus. by Sergio Ruzzier (Mar. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-54778-2). Sixteen poems celebrate the circle of life in a family of robins. Ages 4–8.

A Chip Off the Old Block by Jody Jensen Shaffer, illus. by Daniel Miyares (Feb. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-17388-2). A plucky pebble shows true grit as he travels the country trying to find out if he fits in with any of his famous rock-formation relatives. Ages 5–8.

Girl Running by Annette Bay Pimentel, illus. by Micha Archer (Feb. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-101-99668-3), tells the true story of Bobbi Gibb, the first female to run the Boston Marathon after being told it was not possible for women to run such long distances. Ages 5–8.

One of a Kind by Chris Gorman (May 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-4062-7). A unique kid searches for other one-of-a-kinds with common interests. Ages 5–8.

Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed (May 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-54468-2). In Pakistan, Amal strives to achieve her dream of becoming a teacher despite being forced into indentured servitude. Ages 10–up.

Between the Lines by Nikki Grimes (Feb. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-24688-3). In this companion to Bronx Masquerade, Darrian bonds with the kids in his poetry class over the shared experiences that emerge from their writing. Ages 12–17.


The Adventures of Wrong Man and Power Girl! by C. Alexander London, illus. by Frank Morrison (Mar. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-54893-2). When trouble is brewing, Wrong Man is there to make it worse; luckily his daughter saves the day. Ages 3–7.

Sisters and Champions: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams by Howard Bryant, illus. by Floyd Cooper (May 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16906-9). This picture-book sports biography features two of the greatest female tennis players of all time. Ages 4–8.

The Boy, the Bird, and the Coffin Maker by Matilda Woods, illus. by Anuska Allepuz (May 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51521-0). A lonely coffin maker takes in a magical bird and a boy looking for a safe place to hide. Ages 8–12.

Calling All Minds: How to Think and Create Like an Inventor by Temple Grandin (May 15, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-3820-4) explores the ideas behind scientific questions and inventions, and encourages young readers to have open, inquisitive minds. Ages 8–12.

Carnival Magic by Amy Ephron (May 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-4021-4). This follow-up to Castle in the Mist features a mysterious carnival, an ominous psychic, and a wind that whisks Tess and Max away from their vacation in South Devon, England. Ages 8–12.

Champions of Men’s Soccer (May 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-54898-7) and Champions of Women’s Soccer (May 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-54901-4) by Ann Killion cover the biggest moments in the history of these sports, featuring superstars from yesteryear and today. Ages 8–12.

Rising Above: Inspiring Women in Sports by Gregory Zuckerman et al. (Feb. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-54747-8) provides inspirational real-life stories of such female superstar athletes and role models as Serena and Venus Williams, Simone Biles, and Carli Lloyd. Ages 8–12.

The Train of Lost Things by Ammi-Joan Paquette (Mar. 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-3939-3). A boy journeys to the mythic Train of Lost Things, where his father insists beloved lost objects are rescued and protected until they can be returned. Ages 8–12.

Boying Up: How to Be Brave, Bold and Brilliant by Mayim Bialik (May 8, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51597-5) offers research and anecdotes aimed at teen boys who wish to understand what it means to become a man biologically, psychologically, and sociologically. Ages 10–up.

The Ostrich and Other Lost Things by Beth Hautala (Feb. 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-54606-8). Eleven-year-old Olivia must find a way to be separate from her older autistic brother but still love him. Ages 10–up.

To the Moon! The True Story of the American Heroes on the Apollo 8 Spaceship by Jeffrey Kluger and Ruby Shamir (Mar. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-4101-3) showcases the true story of Apollo 8, the first crewed spaceship to break free of Earth’s orbit and reach the moon. Ages 10–up.

The Falling Between Us by Ash Parsons (Mar. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16848-2). When Roxanne’s boyfriend becomes an overnight YouTube sensation, Rox joins him on a whirlwind national tour. Then suddenly, he disappears. Ages 12–up.

Mapping the Bones by Jane Yolen (Mar. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-25778-0). Set in 1942 Poland, this story follows twins Chaim and Gittel as they travel from the Lodz ghetto, to the partisans in the forest, to a concentration camp where they lose everything but each other. Ages 12–up.

The Way the Light Bends by Cordelia Jensen (Mar. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-54744-7). Linc uses a photography project to help her improve her grades and win the affection of her mom, who seems to favor Linc’s adopted sister. Ages 12–up.

We Are All That’s Left by Carrie Arcos (May 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-17554-1). Zara and her mother Nadja, who immigrated from Bosnia, struggle to understand one another after a bomb goes off at their farmer’s market in Rhode Island. Ages 12–up.

The Fall of Innocence by Jenny Torres Sanchez (June 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-3775-7). Emilia survived an attack when she was in elementary school. Now, at 16, she must confront the trauma of her past. Ages 14–up.


Sports-related chapter book series Zach and Zoe Mysteries by Mike Lupica starts up with The Half-Court Hero (May 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-425-28939-6) and The Missing Baseball (May 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-425-28936-5), ages 6–9.


Clara Voyant by Rachelle Delaney (May 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-14-319853-6). Clara, a budding journalist and reluctant astrologer, realizes she is clairvoyant when the horoscopes she writes for her school newspaper start coming true. Ages 8–12.


Bubbles by Kit Chase (June 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-54574-0). Kangaroo and Koala might be very different, but they work well together when there’s trouble. Ages 3–5.

Max and Marla Are Having a Picnic by Alexandra Boiger (Mar. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-17505-3). When Max leaves their picnic to find a bouquet, Marla falls asleep and squirrels steal their food. Ages 3–6.

Natsumi! by Susan Lendroth, illus. by Priscilla Burris (Mar. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-17090-4). When Natsumi’s family practices for their town’s Japanese arts festival, Natsumi tries to find just the right way to participate. Ages 4–7.

Hedgehog Needs a Hug by Jen Betton (June 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-3712-2). Even prickly hedgehogs need a hug sometimes. Ages 4–8.

Walk Your Dog by Elizabeth Stevens Omlor, illus. by Neesha Hudson (June 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-54652-5), chronicles the ups and downs of a day in the life of a girl and her dog. Ages 4–8.

Heartseeker by Melinda Beatty (June 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-4000-9) is a fantasy-adventure debut about a girl who can see lies, set in a world inspired by 17th-century England. Ages 8–12.

The Legend of Greg by Chris Rylander (June 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-3972-0). A boy discovers he’s heir to an ancient legacy of dwarves. Ages 8–12.

Life According to Og the Frog by Betty G. Birney (July 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-3994-2). Og the Frog joins the class at Room 26, where he makes friends with the students and a certain hamster named Humphrey. Ages 8–12.

Nadya Skylung and the Cloudship Rescue by Jeff Seymour, illus. by Brett Helquist (May 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-3865-5). Nadya battles sky pirates to rescue the crew—and her surrogate family—of the cloudship Orion, in this fantasy-adventure debut. Ages 8–12.

Everything Else in the Universe by Tracy Holczer (June 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16394-4). Twelve-year-old Lucy comes to terms with her broken family when her father returns from the Vietnam War with physical and mental injuries. Ages 10–up.

The Jigsaw Jungle by Kristin Levine (June 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-17452-0). Claudia embarks on a mysterious treasure hunt in hopes of healing her broken family. Ages 10–up.

Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth by Sheila O’Connor (Apr. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16193-3). Set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War, a girl determined to save her brother from the draft gets help from the town recluse. Ages 10–up.

Legacy by Jessica Blank (July 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-25647-9). Alison joins a radical environmentalist group occupying a Washington State forest, where she learns about herself and discovers her voice. Ages 12–up.

Love & War: An Alex & Eliza Story by Melissa de la Cruz (Apr. 17, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-3965-2). As the war for American Independence carries on, newlyweds Alexander Hamilton and Eliza Schuyler settle into their new adventure: marriage. Ages 12–up.

Royals by Rachel Hawkins (May 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-3823-5). Daisy’s perfect sister may be engaged to the Crown Prince of Scotland, but Daisy herself refuses to submit to any attempts to turn her into a lady. Ages 12–up.

Smoke in the Sun by Renée Ahdieh (June 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-3814-3). In this sequel to Flame in the Mist, Mariko must return to the castle to rescue Okami and uncover the schemes against the empire. Ages 12–up.

People Like Us by Dana Mele (Feb. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-4170-9). Kay Donovan has reinvented herself into a “cool girl” at her private school, but when a girl’s body is found in the lake, Kay’s carefully constructed life begins to crumble. Ages 14–up.


Max Explains Everything by Stacy McAnulty, illus. by Deborah Hocking, kicks off with Grocery Store Expert (Apr. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-101-99644-7), ages 4–8. Princess Posey, First Grader returns for Princess Posey and the Flower Girl Fiasco by Stephanie Greene, illus. by Stephanie Roth Sisson (Feb. 13, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-399-17569-5), ages 5–8. Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face team up again in Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face and the Quest for the Magic Porcupine by John Dougherty, illus. by Sam Ricks (Feb. 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-101-99665-2), ages 8–12. Project Nemesis greets Genesis by Brendan Reichs (Mar. 6, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-399-54496-5), ages 12–17. Blood and Salt heats up with Heart of Ash by Kim Liggett (Feb. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16649-5), ages 14–17. And Given Duet gains Given to the Earth by Mindy McGinnis (Apr. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-54464-4), ages 14–up.


Blood of a Thousand Stars by Rhoda Belleza (Feb. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-101-99913-4). Rhee must make a deal with the madman Nero to keep her crown, in the sequel to Empress of a Thousand Skies. Ages 12–17.

Folded Notes from High School by Matthew Boren (Apr. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-451-47820-7). A status-obsessed senior girl unexpectedly falls for a freshman boy, in this epistolary novel set in 1991. Ages 12–up.

Nothing Left to Burn by Heather Ezell (Mar. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-448-49426-5). As an enormous wildfire nears Audrey’s home, she recalls meeting Brooks, her volunteer firefighter boyfriend. Ages 12–up.

Still Here by Rowan Blanchard (Feb. 20, paper, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-448-49466-1). Hollywood rising star and humanitarian Blanchard shares her personal scrapbook with the world. Ages 12–up.

All We Can Do Is Wait by Richard Lawson (Feb. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-448-49411-1). In the hours after a bridge collapse rocks their city, a group of Boston teenagers meet in the waiting room of Massachusetts General Hospital, in this debut by Vanity Fair film critic Lawson. Ages 13–17.

Lies You Never Told Me by Jennifer Donaldson (May 29, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-59514-852-0). Gabe and Elyse are on a collision course as their respective relationships turn toxic. Ages 14–up.

Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson (May 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-451-47823-8). Mila resurrects three dead teens to uncover the truth behind their deaths before the resurrection spell wears off. Ages 14–up.


Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes welcomes Immortal Reign (Feb. 6, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-59514-824-7), ages 12–17. Glittering Court by Richelle Mead wraps up with The Emerald Sea (June 26, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-59514-845-2), ages 12–up. Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir continues with A Reaper at the Gates (Apr. 24, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-448-49450-0), ages 14–up. And Merciless by Danielle Vega rolls on with The Merciless IV: Last Rites (June 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-425-29218-1), ages 14–up.


Always Never Yours by Austin Siegemund-Broka and Emily Wibberley (May 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-451-47984-6). Megan struggles with being in the spotlight as the lead in Romeo and Juliet, realizing that maybe she doesn’t always have to be second best. Ages 14–up.


Sweet Shapes by Juana Medina Rosas (Apr. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-101-99982-0). Children learn shapes from creatures made of desserts and sweet treats. Ages 1–3.

Sleep Train by Jonathan London, illus. by Lauren Eldridge (Apr. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-451-47303-5). This bedtime story and counting book for train lovers features 3-D sculptures. Ages 2–5.

Don’t Eat That by Drew Sheneman (June 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-101-99729-1). Gertie helps Bear find an appropriate snack when his tummy starts rumbling. Ages 3–5.

Run Wild by David Covell (June 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-670-01411-8) celebrates being outdoors and encourages readers to leave their electronic devices at home to explore nature. Ages 3–5.

Bus! Stop! by James Yang (Mar. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-425-28877-1). When a boy misses his bus, he must choose from the new, interesting buses that come along. Ages 3–6.

How to Code a Sandcastle by Josh Funk, illus. by Sara Palacios (June 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-425-29198-6). Pearl uses her coding skills when she and her robot friend Pascal build a sand castle. Ages 4–8.

Out of Left Field by Ellen Klages (May 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-425-28859-7). In the 1950s, 10-year-old Katy fights against Little League’s discrimination against girls playing baseball, while learning about the civil rights movement in school. Ages 8–12.

To Pluto and Beyond by Elaine Scott (July 17, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-101-99701-7) explores NASA’s New Horizons ship designed to study Pluto and the fringes of our solar system. Ages 8–12.

Boots on the Ground: America’s War in Vietnam by Elizabeth Partridge (Apr. 10, hardcover, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-670-78506-3) looks at the Vietnam War via the stories of six American soldiers, one American nurse, and one Vietnamese refugee. Ages 12–17.

The Game of Hope by Sandra Gulland (June 26, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-425-29101-6) offers a glimpse at 1798 Paris, inspired by the autobiography of Napoleon’s stepdaughter, Hortense de Beauharnais. Ages 12–up.

I Am Still Alive by Kate Marshall (July 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-425-29098-9). When her father is killed in a fire and their cabin burns down, Jess must survive alone in the remote Canadian wilderness. Ages 12–up.

Orphan Monster Spy by Matt Killeen (Mar. 20, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-451-47873-3). Fifteen-year-old Sarah joins the resistance against the Third Reich by hiding in plain sight at a school for the daughters of Nazis. Ages 12–up.

I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman (Mar. 27, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-425-29077-4). Three young people collide in Central Park and reveal their struggles of self-discovery, in this story told over the course of a single day from three different perspectives. Ages 14–up.

Sometime After Midnight by L. Philips (June 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-425-29163-4). In a modern LGBT Cinderella story, Nate meets Cameron at a night club, but then flees. Cameron uses a picture of Nate’s shoes to track him down with the help of social media. Ages 14–up.

The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik by David Arnold (May 22, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-425-28886-3). After Noah is hypnotized, he can see the ways people have been hurt by those around them. Ages 14–up.

Thief of Happy Endings by Kristen Chandler (June 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-425-29047-7). Cassidy overcomes her fears at a summer camp in Wyoming, where she hopes the horses and a cute junior wrangler will help take her mind off her crazy life. Ages 14–up.


Froggy is back in Froggy’s Lemonade Stand by Jonathan London, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz (May 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-101-99967-7), ages 3–5. Llama Llama by Anna Dewdney issues Llama Llama Loves to Read (May 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-670-01397-5), ages 3–5. Absolutely Alfie by Sally Warner, illus. by Shearry Malone, adds Absolutely Alfie and the Worst Best Sleepover (Mar. 27, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-101-99992-9), ages 6–8. Poplar Kids releases Payback on Poplar Lane by Margaret Mincks (Feb. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-425-29090-3), ages 9–12. Never Ever by Sara Saedi continues with The Lost Kids (Apr. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-451-47577-0), ages 12–up. Rebel of the Sands concludes with Hero at the Fall by Alwyn Hamilton (Mar. 6, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-451-47786-6), ages 12–up. And medieval fantasy trilogy Smoke Thieves kicks off with The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green (May 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-425-29021-7), ages 14–up.



Peter Rabbit hops along in Happy Birthday! A Peter Rabbit Tale by Beatrix Potter (May 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-241-32788-3), ages 3–5. And Spot returns in Spot Goes to the Swimming Pool (Apr. 10, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-241-32708-1) and Spot Plays Soccer by Eric Hill (May 15, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-241-32706-7), ages 3–5.

Penguin Random House Canada

Fourth Dimension by Eric Walters (Feb. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-14-319844-4). During a power outage, Emma and her family take refuge on an isolated island, but as the days pass, people become more violent and desperate. Ages 12–up.

Blood Will Out by Jo Treggiari (June 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6295-9). Ari wakes up at the bottom of a cistern, and the person who put her there is coming back, in this thriller told from the perspectives of both predator and prey. Ages 14–up.

Penguin Workshop

She Loves You (Yeah, Yeah, Yeah) by Ann Hood (June 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8511-6). Trudy and the three other members of her school’s Beatles fan club set off to see the band at the last show on their global tour. Ages 10–up.


Maud the Koala takes center stage in Fish Are Not Afraid of Doctors by J.E. Morris (Apr. 24, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8443-0) and Much Too Much Birthday (Apr. 24, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8446-1), ages 4–8. Here’s Hank by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver offers Robot on the Loose (Feb. 6, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-515-15717-8), ages 6–8. Joining Princess Pulverizer by Nancy Krulik, illus. by Ben Balistreri is Bad Moooove! (May 15, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-515-15838-0), ages 6–8. Beasts of Olympus continues with The Unicorn Emergency by Lucy Coats, illus. by Brett Bean (Feb. 27, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-515-15952-3), ages 7–9.

Girls Who Code gains Lights, Music, Code! by Jo Whittemore (Mar. 13, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-399-54253-4), ages 8–12. Jack & Louisa spotlights ACT 3 by Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Kate Wetherhead, illus. by Ben Kirchner (Mar. 20, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8497-3), ages 8–12. Outer-space adventure Nicola Berry by Liane Moriarty debuts with Nicola Berry and the Petrifying Problem with Princess Petronella (May 15, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8808-7), Nicola Berry and the Shocking Trouble on the Planet of Shobble (May 15, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8809-4), and Nicola Berry and the Wicked War on the Planet of Whimsy (May 15, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8810-0), ages 8–12.

Joining What Was...? are What Was the Holocaust? by Gail Herman, illus. by Jerry Hoare (June 19, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-451-53390-6); What Is Climate Change? by Gail Herman, illus. by John Hinderliter (June 19, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8615-1); What Is the Constitution? by Patricia Brennan Demuth, illus. by Tim Foley (June 19, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8609-0); What Is the World Cup? by Bonnie Bader, illus. by Stephen Marchesi (Mar. 6, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-515-15821-2); and What Was the Titanic? by Stephanie Sabol, illus. by Gregory Copeland (Mar. 6, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-515-15726-0), ages 8–12. Where Is...? adds Where Is the Bermuda Triangle? by Megan Stine, illus. by Tim Foley (May 22, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8626-7); and Where Is Walt Disney World? by Joan Holub, illus. by Gregory Copeland (May 22, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-515-15843-4), ages 8–12. And Who Was…? introduces Who Was Booker T. Washington? by James Buckley, illus. by Jake Murray (Feb. 6, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48851-6); Who Is Aretha Franklin? by Nico Medina, illus. by Gregory Copeland (Apr. 3, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-451-53239-8); Who Is Pele? by James Buckley, illus. by Andrew Thomson (June 5, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-399-54261-9); Who Is the Dalai Lama? by Dana Meachen Rau, illus. by Dede Putra (Apr. 3, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-101-99554-9); Who Was Leif Erikson? by Nico Medina, illus. by Dede Putra (June 5, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48861-5); and Who Was Henry VIII? by Ellen Labrecque, illus. by Jake Murray (Feb. 6, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48854-7), ages 8–12.

Midnight Arcade lands Crypt Quest/Space Battles by Gabe Soria, illus. by Kendall Hale (Feb. 13, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8429-4), ages 9–12. Interactive fantasy series Mightier Than the Sword opens with Mightier Than the Sword by Drew Callander and Alana Harrison, illus. by Ryan Andrews (July 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8509-3), ages 10–up. And Project: Terra by Landry Q. Walker, illus. by Keith Zoo, offers Bites Back by (June 5, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-515-15794-9), ages 10–up.

Penguin Young Readers


Llama Llama is back in Llama Llama Loses a Tooth by Anna Dewdney (Mar. 6, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8503-1), ages 6–7. Max and Ruby grows with Max’s Half Birthday by Rosemary Wells, illus. by Andrew Grey (Mar. 6, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-515-15747-5), ages 6–7. Penguin Young Readers, Level 2 serves up Peanut Butter’s First Day of School by Terry Border (June 5, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8485-0), ages 6–7. And Penguin Young Readers, Level 4 greets Alexander Hamilton: American Hero by Barbara Lowell, illus. by George Ermos (June 26, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8773-8) and Life in the Amazon Rainforest by Ginjer L. Clarke (May 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8488-1), ages 8–9.

Penguin Young Readers Licenses


Doctor Who/Roger Hargreaves by Adam Hargreaves releases Dr. Fifth (Feb. 6, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8494-2), Dr. Sixth (Feb. 6, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8496-6), Dr. Tenth (Feb. 6, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8495-9), and Dr. Third (Feb. 6, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8493-5), ages 3–7. Llama Llama by Anna Dewdney expands with Llama Llama and the Lucky Pajamas (Mar. 6, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8501-7), ages 3–7; Llama Llama Learns to Swim (June 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8719-6) and Llama Llama Loves Camping (June 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8718-9), ages 4–6. Animal Jam adds The Lost Treasure by Ellis Byrd (Mar. 6, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-451-53450-7), ages 8–12. And also due, in various formats, are tie-ins to the following licensed properties: Hatchimals, Power Rangers, and Sonic the Hedgehog.

Penny Candy

H Is for Haiku: A Treasury of Haiku from A to Z by Sydell Rosenberg, illus. by Sawsan Chalabi (Apr. 10, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-9987999-7-1), celebrates the fun and poetry in everyday moments. Ages 4–8.

A Card for My Father by Samantha Thornhill, illus. by Morgan Clement (May 8, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-9987999-6-4). This first title in a trilogy explores the lasting effects, big and small, of a father’s incarceration on his first-grade daughter, Flora. Ages 6–10.

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy by Tony Medina, illus. by various (Feb. 13, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-9987999-4-0), offers 13 illustrated depictions of everyday life, featuring boys of color. Ages 8–12.

Peter Pauper

Arnold the Brave by Gundi Herget, illus. by Nikolai Renger (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4413-2650-8). Arnold the sheep aspires to become a superhero and is put to the test when a wolf invades his meadow. Ages 3–8.

Papa Bear’s Page Fright by Wade Bradford, illus. by Mary Ann Fraser (Apr. 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4413-2598-3). In this retelling of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” Papa Bear realizes he’s inside a book. Ages 3–8.

Let’s Make a Movie! An Interactive Guide to Turning Your Amazing Ideas into Awesome Films! by Danny Tieger (Apr. 30, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4413-2645-4) offers tips, tricks, and information that will help budding filmmakers develop confidence. Ages 8–13.


100 Questions About... by Simon Abbott presents 100 Questions About Bugs: And All the Answers Too! (Feb. 28, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4413-2618-8), 100 Questions About Colonial America: And All the Answers Too! (Feb. 28, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4413-2616-4), 100 Questions About Outer Space: And All the Answers Too! (Feb. 28, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4413-2617-1), and 100 Questions About Pirates: And All the Answers Too! (Feb. 28, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4413-2615-7), ages 7–13.


Boats Are Busy by Sara Gillingham (May 7, board book, $12.95, ISBN 978-0-7148-7671-9). This first book of boats features 15 different vessels and nautical flags. Ages 1–4.

Rhyme Flies by Antonia Pesenti (May 14, board book, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-7148-7639-9) presents one rhyming riddle per spread, with each answer revealed behind a gatefold flap. Ages 1–4.

Brick: Who Found Herself in Architecture by Joshua David Stein, illus. by Julia Rothman (June 5, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-7148-7631-3). A young brick considers her destiny by visiting 10 famous brick structures around the globe. Ages 3–5.

These Colors Are Bananas by Tamara Shopsin and Jason Fulford (May 7, board book, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-7148-7660-3) serves as an artful swatch book offering a range of potential shades that a given object like a banana or an egg could be. Ages 3–5.


Up, Down & Other Opposites with Ellsworth Kelly by Ellsworth Kelly (Mar. 12, board book, $10.95, ISBN 978-0-7148-7629-0) joins First Concepts with Fine Artists, ages 1–3.


Carried and Cuddled/Consentido y cargado, illus. by Mike Speiser (June 5, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-930775-96-1; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-930775-95-4) celebrates the bond between parent and offspring across the animal kingdom. Ages 1–5.

Babies Nurse/Así se alimentan los bebés by Phoebe Fox, illus. by Jim Fox, trans. by Victory Prd. (June 5, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-930775-73-2; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-930775-72-5), offers a glimpse into the worlds of 13 mammal babies. Ages 3–7.


Don’t Ask a Dinosaur by Matt Forrest Esenwine and Deborah Bruss, illus. by Louie Chin (Mar. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-57687-841-5). A party goes awry when a pack of dinosaurs attempts to help set up. Ages 3–7.

Franny’s Father Is a Feminist by Rhonda Leet, illus. by Megan Walker (Apr. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-57687-873-6). Franny’s father raises her to believe that she deserves all the same rights, freedoms, and opportunities to fulfill her dreams that he has had. Ages 3–7.

I Hate Everyone by Naomi Danis, illus. by Cinta Arribas (May 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-57687-874-3), explores the complex, often contradictory feelings and behaviors that can arrive with a child’s bad mood. Ages 4–6.

Princeton Architectural Press

The Fish and the Cat by Marianne Dubuc (Apr. 17, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61689-505-1). A cat pursues a pet fish all the way to the moon, in this wordless picture book. Ages 2–5.

When I Am Big by Maria Dek (Apr. 3, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61689-602-7) is a counting book that encourages children to explore what they can do as they grow up. Ages 4–8.

From Morning to Night by Flavia Ruotola (Mar. 6, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-61689-615-7) depicts how one shape can become another when viewed from a different angle or in different context. Ages 4–12.


The Song of Seven by Tonke Dragt, trans. by Laura Watkinson (Feb. 6, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-78269-142-6). A schoolteacher gets drawn into a tale when a story he makes up for his students begins to come true. Ages 8–12.

Tortot, the Cold Fish Who Lost His World and Found His Heart by Benny Lindelauf, illus. by Ludwig Volbeda, trans. by Laura Watkinson (Apr. 3, hardcover, $24, ISBN 978-1-78269-154-9). A field cook with seemingly no emotions goes to war and bonds with a boy who has been hiding in his kitchen. Ages 12–14.


Detective Nosegoode debuts with Detective Nosegoode and the Music Box Mystery by Marian Orton, trans. by Eliza Marciniak, illus. by Jerzy Flisak (Feb. 13, paper, $13.95, ISBN 978-1-78269-155-6), ages 8–12.



Story Corner offers I’m Bigger Than You by Lucy Barnard (Apr. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68297-316-5; Kindness Is Magic by Dubravka Kolanovic (Apr. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68297-318-9); and Max and Bear by Susan Quinn, illus. by David Creighton-Pester (Apr. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68297-317-2), ages 4–6.



Pop Classics adds Back to the Future by Kim Smith (Apr. 24, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68369-023-8), ages 4–8.

Random House

Dr. Seuss’s 100 First Words (May 8, board book, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-7087-7) introduces words illustrated with images from the works of Dr. Seuss. Ages 1–3.

Crunch, the Shy Dinosaur by Cirocco Dunlap, illus. by Greg Pizzoli (May 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-55056-0). A shy brontosaurus learns lessons in friend-making. Ages 2–5.

Don’t Blink! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illus. by David Roberts (Apr. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-385-39187-0). In this bedtime book narrated by a cheeky stuffed owl, each time readers blink, they have to turn the page. Ages 3–7.

Can I Be Your Dog? by Troy Cummings (Mar. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-55452-0) is a pet adoption story told through letters from a dog yearning for a forever home. Ages 4–7.

Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Lang, illus. by Max Lang (May 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53786-4). A cranky chimp stars in this story about dealing with unexplained feelings. Ages 4–8.

Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders, illus. by Steven Salerno (Apr. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-55531-2), relays the story of how the Gay Pride Flag came to be. Ages 5–8.

Jurassic Park: The Deluxe Novelization (Feb. 6, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-525-58070-6). This hardcover reissue celebrates this film’s 25th anniversary. Ages 6–9.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom: The Deluxe Junior Novelization by David Lewman (June 26, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-525-58074-4) ties into this June film. Ages 6–9.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Hardcover Young Adult Novel by Random House (May 8, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-525-58072-0) is a novelization for teens. Ages 8–12.

Love Double Dutch! by Doreen Spicer-Dannelly (Apr. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-0000-3). An avid fan of jumping rope is at the center of this summer friendship story. Ages 8–12.

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty (May 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-6757-0). Struck by lightning, Lucy acquired genius-level math skills and has been homeschooled—until now. Ages 8–12.

The Science of Breakable Things by Tae Keller (Mar. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-1566-3). Natalie sets out to use scientific methods to “save” her mother from depression. Ages 8–12.

Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe by Jo Watson Hackl (July 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-55738-5). A Mississippi ghost town and an art mystery feature in this novel about a girl in search of her missing mother. Ages 8–12.

Spell and Spindle by Michelle Schusterman, illus. by Kathrin Honesta (July 31, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-55070-6). A boy becomes trapped in a wooden marionette’s body while the puppet runs free. Ages 8–12.

The Numair Chronicles: Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce (Feb. 6, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-375-84711-0). In this series debut, Arram could become the greatest mage in the realm, if he survives tests to his power. Ages 12–up.

Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman (Feb. 27, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-101-93128-8). In a medieval kingdom where women are expected to be ladies, outspoken Tess runs away to find a home where she might belong. Ages 12–up.


Big Bright & Early Board Books issues There’s a Wocket in My Pocket! Dr. Seuss’s Book of Ridiculous Rhymes by Dr. Seuss (May 8, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-7108-9), ages 1–3. Sesame Street: Elmo’s World: Music! (July 10, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-525-57839-0) is a new Lift-the-Flap title, ages 1–3. Thomas & Friends star in Thomas & Friends Really Useful Stories: Take Your Turn! (July 24, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-6731-0), ages 2–5. The 12 Days of... continues with The 12 Days of Preschool by Jenna Lettice, illus. by Colleen Madden (June 19, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-6660-3), ages 3–7. And new Step into Reading, Step 1 offerings by Courtney Carbone are Cooking with Sam-I-Am, illus. by Tom Brannon (June 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-7088-4); and Sunny Day: Stick with Me! (July 3, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-525-57814-7), ages 4–6.

100 Dresses welcomes The Starlight Slippers by Susan Maupin Schmid (June 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53377-4), ages 8–12. 5 Worlds continues with The Cobalt Prince by Mark Siegel and Alexis Siegel, illus. by Matt Rockefeller and Boya Sun (May 8, hardcover, $20.99, ISBN 978-1-101-93589-7; paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-101-93591-0), ages 8–12. Babymouse Tales from the Locker greets Miss Communication by Jennifer L. Holm, illus. by Matthew Holm (July 24, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-399-55441-4), ages 8–12. Hyacinth is back in Hyacinth and the Stone Thief by Jacob Sager Weinstein (May 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-55321-9), ages 8–12. Welcome to Wonderland introduces Sandapalooza Shack Shake-Up by Chris Grabenstein (May 22, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-1758-2), ages 8–12. And DC Super Hero Girls return in Bumblebee at Super Hero High by Lisa Yee (July 3, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-6926-0), ages 9–12.


Go to Sleep, Little Creep by David Quinn, illus. by Ashley Spires (July 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-101-93944-4). Before trolls and werewolves go to sleep, there’s fur to be brushed, pajamas to find, and moons that need howling. Ages 2–5.

Roar: A Dinosaur Tour by Michael Paul (Apr. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-6698-6) spotlights various dinosaurs that once roamed the Earth. Ages 2–5.

The Book About Nothing by Mike Bender, illus. by Hugh Murphy (Feb. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-55109-3). Words and art explore the concept of nothing. Ages 3–7.

Frenemies in the Family: Famous Brothers and Sisters Who Butted Heads and Had Each Other’s Backs by Kathleen Krull, illus. by Maple Lam (Mar. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-55124-6), profiles siblings whose bonds have shaped their accomplishments—mostly for the better. Ages 8–12.

Aftermath by Kelley Armstrong (May 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-55036-2). Two teens who lost loved ones in a school shooting reopen mysteries of their past and search for the truth behind the tragedy. Ages 12–up.

Almost Impossible by Nicole Williams (June 19, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-553-49881-3). After Jade and Quentin embark on a summer romance, she is determined to discover the secret he is hiding. Ages 14–up.

Layover by Amy Andelson and Emily Meyer (Feb. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-6487-6) tells of a road-trip romance that begins with an unplanned flight layover in L.A. and turns into a wild adventure. Ages 14–up.

My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma (May 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52325-6). Winnie and Raj’s love was written in the stars, so will Winnie’s falling for Dev mean losing her chance at happily ever after? Ages 14–up.


New McKellar Math titles by Danica McKellar are Bathtime Mathtime, illus. by Alicia Padron (June 26, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-101-93394-7), ages 2–5; and Ten Magic Butterflies, illus. by Jennifer Bricking (Feb. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-101-93382-4), ages 3–6.


The Door to the Lost by Jaleigh Johnson (July 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-101-93316-9) centers on two magical friends living as refugees in a world that doesn’t trust magic. Ages 8–12.

The Game Masters of Garden Place by Denis Markell (July 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-101-93191-2) takes readers on a Dungeons & Dragons–inspired adventure. Ages 8–12.

The Jamie Drake Equation by Christopher Edge (June 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-1361-4) is a cosmic space adventure offering an exploration of the constellations, an appreciation of astronauts, and a loving father-son story. Ages 8–12.

Samantha Spinner and the Super-Secret Plans by Russell Ginns, illus. by Barbara Fisinger (Feb. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-2000-1), launches a series about a girl, her brother, and their globe-trotting capers. Ages 8–12.

Sticky Notes by Dianne Touchell (Feb. 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-6548-4) is a novel exploring the power of love and family in the face of a parent’s early-onset Alzheimer’s. Ages 9–12.

Strange Star by Emma Carroll (Mar. 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-55605-0). Mystery and suspense merge in this novel inspired by the story of Frankenstein. Ages 10–up.

Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian (Apr. 24, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-6706-8) is the first installment of a series about a throne cruelly stolen and the girl who fights to reclaim it for her people. Ages 12–up.

Shadow Call by Michael Miller and Adrianne Strickland (Apr. 17, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-399-55257-1). This space adventure is a sequel to Shadow Run. Ages 12–up.

The Window by Amelia Brunskill (Apr. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-2029-2). In this psychological thriller, a girl knows her twin sister better than anyone—or does she? Ages 12–up.

Freshmen by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison (June 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-0178-9). In their first year of college, Luke and Phoebe grapple with confusing feelings and wonder how they’ll make it through the school year. Ages 13–17.

The Future Will Be BS-Free by Will McIntosh (July 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53414-6). A group of teens is on the run after using a genius lie-detector contraption to expose their corrupt government. Ages 13–17.

Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl (June 5, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-399-55392-9). This psychological thriller with a sci-fi twist is set in a realm where fears are physical and memories come alive. Ages 13–17.

The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk (Mar. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-1587-8). When loss strikes three teens who thought they could express themselves through music and art, they wonder what might have been. Ages 14–up.

The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas (July 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-1832-9). In this thriller, an eerie sequence of seemingly unrelated events leaves five cheerleaders dead. Ages 14–up.


Nate the Great sleuths on with Nate the Great and the Wandering Word by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Andrew Sharmat, illus. by Jody Wheeler (Mar. 13, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-6544-6), ages 6–9. Explorers pull off The Reckless Rescue by Adrienne Kress (Apr. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-101-94009-9), ages 8–12. The Selkie of San Francisco by Todd Calgi Gallicano (June 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-1369-0) is a new Sam London Adventure, ages 8–12. And Bright We Burn by Kiersten White (July 10, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52239-6) concludes And I Darken, ages 12–up.


Disney/Pixar the Incredibles 2: Character Guide (May 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3860-5) and Deluxe Junior Novelization (May 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3851-3) are tie-ins to this June release. Ages 8–12.


Little Golden Books issues Disney Junior Puppy Dog Pals: Don’t Rain on My Pug-Rade by Lauren Forte, illus. by Maryam Sefati (July 3, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3900-8), Disney/Pixar Incredibles 2 (May 1, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3855-1), and Disney Junior Vampirina: The Littlest Vampire by Lauren Forte (July 3, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3781-3), ages 2–5. And the Disney Tangled graphic novel series debuts with The Friendship Mix-Up (Feb. 13, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3848-3) and The Write Story (Apr. 24, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3849-0) by Jimmy Gownley, ages 6–9.


Everybody’s Welcome by Patricia Hegarty, illus. by Greg Abbott (July 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-7165-2). This parable about opening a welcoming door to those in need features peek-through holes. Ages 2–5.

How to Be a Lion by Ed Vere (June 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-57805-5). Two unlikely friends—a lion and a duck—face down a pack of bullies. Ages 2–5.

Wordy Birdy by Tammi Sauer, illus. by Dave Mottram (Feb. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-1929-6). Will a chatty bird who talks way more than she listens learn a lesson? Ages 3–7.

Amanda Panda and the Bigger, Better Birthday by Candice F. Ransom, illus. by Christine Grove (June 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-6819-5). This sequel to Amanda Panda Quits Kindergarten involves a birthday crisis. Ages 8–12.


Hello, World! by Jill McDonald welcomes Dinosaurs (Feb. 13, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-1934-0) and My Body (Feb. 13, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-6636-8), ages 1–3. And Peek-Through Picture Books by Britta Teckentrup releases Moon (Feb. 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-6966-6), ages 3–7.



Big Golden Books presents Sesame Street: K Is for Kindness by Jodie Shepherd, illus. by Tom Brannon (July 24, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-6415-9), ages 2–5. And new Little Golden Books are Star Wars: The Last Jedi by Geof Smith (Apr. 10, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3586-4) and a summer title based on Star Wars: Episode VIII (July 3, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3796-7), ages 2–5; and Sunny Day: Apples Everywhere! by Mickie Matheis (July 3, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-525-57754-6); Jurassic Park Little Golden Book by Arie Kaplan (Feb. 6, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-525-58068-3); My Little Golden Book About the Statue of Liberty by Jen Arena, illus. by Viviana Garofoli (May 8, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-7033-4; The Poky Little Puppy and the Pumpkin Patch by Diane Muldrow, illus. by Sue DiCicco (July 10, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-399-55698-2); and Marvel Avengers: The Threat of Thanos by Arie Kaplan (July 10, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-6856-0), ages 2–5; and Marvel Avengers Little Golden Book Favorites (July 3, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-525-57786-7), ages 3–7.


Let’s Go! by Sarah Williamson (May 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-0068-3) is the tale of a taxi-driving elephant and everyone—and everything—she picks up along the way. Ages 1–3.

Fruit Bowl by Mark Hoffmann (June 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-1991-3). Tomato proves that he belongs in the bowl along with all the other fruit. Ages 3–7.

If You Had a Jetpack by Lisl Detlefsen, illus. by Linzie Hunter (Apr. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-55329-5), asks kids how they would put a jetpack to use. Ages 4–8.

Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor: The Woman Who Loved Reptiles by Patricia Valdez, illus. by Felicita Sala (Mar. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-55725-5). A profile of this pioneering scientist who specialized in reptiles. Ages 4–8.

Annie’s Life in Lists by Kristin Mahoney, illus. by Rebecca Crane (May 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-6509-5). A shy fifth grader with an incredible memory loves making lists to keep her life in order. Ages 8–12.

Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff (May 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-1701-8). A grumpy dwarf gets tangled up in Snow White’s feud with the wicked queen. Ages 8–12.

Just Under the Clouds by Melissa Sarno (June 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-2008-7). Cora’s mother tries to hold the family together as they struggle to find something lasting when everything feels so fleeting. Ages 8–12.

The Lifters by Dave Eggers (Mar. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-6416-6). Two kids must stop evil forces they discover in an underground world. Ages 8–12.

Riding Lessons: An Ellen and Ned Book by Jane Smiley (Mar. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-1811-4) launches a horse-themed trilogy starring a feisty young rider. Ages 8–12.

The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell (June 5, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-1937-1). In this graphic novel, neighborhood kids transform cardboard into superhero costumes as they explore their own identities. Ages 9–12.

Lifel1k3 (Lifelike) by Jay Kristoff (May 29, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-1392-8). When Eve encounters an android, she questions whether her life is a lie and whether the world will implode. Ages 12–up.

Sam & Ilsa’s Last Hurrah by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan (Apr. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-55384-4). What happens when twins set out to throw the party of a lifetime—or at least the best party of high school? Ages 12–up.

What the Night Sings by Vesper Stamper (Feb. 20, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-0038-6). A Holocaust survivor must rebuild her life after losing her family in the Nazi concentration camps. Ages 12–up.

Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card by Sara Saedi (Feb. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-1779-7). The author shares her story of growing up in America as an undocumented immigrant from the Middle East. Ages 14–up.


You See, I See releases On the Farm by Michelle Sinclair Colman, illus. by Paul Schmid (July 3, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-1447-5), ages 2–5. The Penderwicks at Last by Jeanne Birdsall (May 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-75566-5) marks the finale of The Penderwicks, ages 8–12. Blood Rose Rebellion continues with Lost Crow Conspiracy by Rosalyn Eves (Mar. 27, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-101-93607-8), ages 12–up. Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo moves on with The Middle-Route Run by James Parks and Ben Costa (June 26, hardcover, $20.99, ISBN 978-0-399-55616-6), ages 12–up. And Illuminae Files wraps up with Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (Mar. 13, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-553-49919-3), ages 14–up.


The House That Lou Built by Mae Respicio (June 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-1794-0). A girl from an extended Filipino family longs for her own space, in this story about forgiveness, friendship, and home. Ages 8–12.

The Museum of Us by Tara Wilson Redd (June 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-6687-0). Sadie keeps her true love a secret, in this novel that questions what is real and why we escape into fantasy. Ages 14–up.


Gennifer Choldenko’s Al Capone series catches Al Capone Throws Me a Curve (May 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-101-93813-3), ages 8–12.

Random/Rodale KIDS


Jerome the Gnome stars in How to Grow Happiness by Kelly DiPucchio, illus. by Matt Kaufenberg (May 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63565-140-9), ages 4–8. Joining Mrs. Peanuckle’s Alphabet Library are Mrs. Peanuckle’s Bird Alphabet (May 8, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-62336-937-8) and Mrs. Peanuckle’s Tree Alphabet (May 8, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-62336-943-9) by Mrs. Peanuckle, illus. by Jessie Ford, ages 1–3. Dealing with Feelings shares This Makes Me Angry (June 12, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-63565-071-6) and This Makes Me Silly (June 12, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-63565-074-7) by Courtney Carbone, illus. by Hilli Kushnir, ages 4–6. New Positive Power titles by Suzy Capozzi, illus. by Eren Unten, are I Am Helpful (May 22, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-62336-960-6) and I Am Smart (May 22, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-62336-957-6), ages 4–6. Bloomers Island Garden of Stories picks up Big Red and the Terrible Tomato Hornworms (May 15, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-63565-110-2) and Violet and the Eggplant Painting Problem (May 15, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-63565-112-6) by Courtney Carbone, illus. by Katya Longhi, ages 6–10.

Random/Schwartz & Wade

A Hippy-Hoppy Toad by Peggy Archer, illus. by Anne Wilsdorf (Mar. 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-55676-0). A tiny toad gets displaced as animals—and humans—brush past him on the road. Ages 3–7.

The Amazing Collection of Joey Cornell: Based on the Childhood of a Great American Artist by Candace Fleming, illus. by Gérard DuBois (Feb. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-55238-0), spotlights the childhood of this artist and sculptor. Ages 4–8.

I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness by Kerascoët (Feb. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-6955-0). Inspired by a true story, this picture book tells of a girl who galvanizes a community to stand up to bullying. Ages 4–8.

Kate, Who Tamed the Wind by Liz Garton Scanlon, illus. by Lee White (Feb. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-101-93479-1), introduces a girl who solves a windy problem with an environmentally sound solution: planting trees. Ages 4–8.

Night Out by Daniel Miyares (May 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-6572-9). A lonely boy escapes out his window to have a nighttime adventure with partying animals. Ages 4–8.

The Heart and Mind of Frances Pauley by April Stevens (Feb. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-2061-2). A loner who idolizes anthropologist Margaret Mead learns that she can remain true to herself and also let others in. Ages 8–12.

Strongheart: Wonder Dog of the Silver Screen by Candace Fleming, illus. by Eric Rohmann (Feb. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-101-93410-4), tells the true story of a police dog that became a silent movie star in the 1920s. Ages 8–12.

Fatal Throne: The Wives of Henry VIII Tell All by M.T. Anderson et al. (May 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-1619-6). Seven novelists reimagine the turbulent lives of this monarch and his six wives. Ages 12–up.


Rocket is back in Rocket the Brave! by Tad Hills (July 31, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-7346-5; Step into Reading paperback, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-7347-2), ages 4–6. And The Dinosaur Expert by Margaret McNamara, illus. by G. Brian Karas (July 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-553-51143-7), joins Mr. Tiffin’s Classroom, ages 4–8.

Raven Productions

Big Fish Dreams by Lori Peelen, illus. by Consie Powell (May 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-9883508-6-1; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-9883508-7-8), relays the tale of a boy, a family fishing trip, and a salmon bound for her spawning place. Ages 4–9.


Marlon Bundo’s Day in the Life of the Vice President by Charlotte Pence, illus. by Karen Pence (Mar. 19, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-62157-776-8), introduces the Second Family’s pet bunny. Ages 3–8.

Paloma Wants to Be Lady Freedom by Rachel Campos-Duffy (June 25, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62157-736-2). A shy immigrant girl finds her voice when she realizes why her father is so proud to become an American citizen. Ages 4–8.

Ripple Grove

Seb and the Sun by Jami Gigot (Mar. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-9990249-0-4). Can Seb find the sun and bring its light and warmth back to his dark coastal town? Ages 4–7.

Iver and Ellsworth by Casey W. Robinson, illus. by Melissa Larson (May 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-9990249-1-1). A man cares for a factory’s inflatable rooftop bear until he retires, when they find a new place to settle. Ages 4–8.

Running Press

Pink Is for Boys by Robb Pearlman, illus. by Eda Kaban (June 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-6247-6), emphasizes that colors are for everyone who like them, regardless of one’s gender. Ages 1–8.

Snail Mail by Samantha Berger, illus. by Julia Patton (May 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-6251-3). Snails star in this celebration of the U.S. Postal Service, America’s beauty, and the power of a simple handwritten letter. Ages 1–8.

Yoga Frog by Nora Carpenter, illus. by Mark Chambers (May 29, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-6467-8). This guide to basic yoga poses features a tear-out poster. Ages 1–8.

Annie B., Made for TV by Amy Dixon (June 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-6385-5). Things don’t quite go as planned for a girl who imagines inventions and then writes TV commercials to advertise them. Ages 8–12.

The Battle of Junk Mountain by Lauren Abbey Greenberg (Apr. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-6295-7) tells of a friendship in peril, a grandmother who’s a hoarder, and the danger of trying to hold on too hard to one’s past. Ages 8–12.

Elektra’s Adventures in Tragedy by Douglas Rees (May 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-6303-9). A Greek-American girl trying to return to her former Mississippi home comes to appreciate her new life in California. Ages 13–up.

The Ultimate Survival Guide to Being a Girl: On Love, Body Image, School, and Making It Through Life by Christina De Witte (June 5, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-9043-1) uses cartoons and humor to address serious issues like mental health and self care. Ages 14–up.