Sasquatch/Little Bigfoot

Ocean Motions (Mar. 13, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-63217-131-3) and Penguin on a Scooter (Mar. 13, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-63217-130-6) by Caspar Babypants, illus. by Kate Endle. Critters on the move grace the pages of two board books featuring lyrics from musician Babypants, and collage art from his wife, Endle. Ages 1–3.

The Sasquatch and the Lumberjack by Crix Sheridan (May 22, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63217-161-0). A lumberjack meets a Sasquatch, and they share many Pacific Northwest adventures through the seasons. Ages 4–6.

Explore the Salish Sea: A Nature Guide for Kids by Joseph K. Gaydos and Audrey DeLella Benedict (Apr. 17, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-63217-095-8). Photos and text showcase the unique marine ecosystem from Seattle’s Puget Sound up to the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Georgia Strait of British Columbia. Ages 7–10.


When I Grow Up by Tim Minchin, illus. by Steve Antony (Mar. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-23384-1). A group of children imagines all of the things that they will be able to do once they grow up. Ages 3–5.

Five-Minute True Stories: Animal Rescue by Aubre Andrus (Mar. 27, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-20006-5) includes 12 stories about animals that have been rescued from tough situations. Ages 4–8.

The Magician’s Hat by Malcolm Mitchell, illus. by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff (Feb. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-11454-6). Super Bowl champion and literacy crusader Mitchell presents the story of a magician who pulls treasure from his bag of tricks: books that make every kid’s dream come true. Ages 4–8.

What Would She Do? 25 True Stories of Trailblazing Rebel Women by Kay Woodward, illus. by various artists (Feb. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-21640-0), shines a spotlight on the achievements of such feminist trailblazers as Cleopatra, Amelia Earhart, Malala Yousafzai, and Michelle Obama, who overcame huge obstacles to accomplish great things. Ages 8–12.

Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson (Apr. 24, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-338-06870-2). On her 18th birthday, Princess Evelayn of Eadrolan, the Light Kingdom, can finally access the full range of her magical powers. Ages 13–17.


Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom, illus. by Eone, continues with Heroes to the Rescue (June 26, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-23032-1) and Sleepover Spell by Annie Auerbach (Apr. 24, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-23033-8), ages 3–5. Our Happy Book by Gigi Lane (June 26, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-338-25957-5) and Spooky Halloween by Lauren Bisom (June 26, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-25958-2), join Molang, ages 3–5. Scholastic Reader: Level 1 rolls along with May and the Music Show (Fairy Hill) by Cari Meister, illus. by Erika Meza (Mar. 27, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-338-12184-1), ages 4–6. Beanie Boos, a tie-in to the big-eyed plush toy line, makes the scene with Meet the Beanie Boos by Joan Emerson (Apr. 24, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-25621-5) and Ultimate Collector’s Guide by Meredith Rusu (Apr. 24, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-338-25617-8), ages 4–8. Press Start! by Thomas Flintham picks up steam with Super Rabbit Boy Blasts Off! (July 31, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-23962-1), ages 4–8. American Girl: WellieWishers continues with Colorific Scavenger Hunt by Meredith Rusu (June 26, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-25428-0), ages 4–8. What If You Had... by Sandra Markle, illus. by Howard McWilliam, gains What If You Had an Animal Tail? (June 26, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-20878-8), ages 4–8.

Owl Diaries gains Eva and the Lost Pony by Rebecca Elliott (Feb. 27, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-16303-2), ages 5–7. Scholastic Reader, Level 2 adds Blowing in the Wind (The Magic School Bus Rides Again) (Apr. 24, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-25377-1), Rock Man vs. Weather Man (The Magic School Bus Rides Again) (Apr. 24, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-25378-8) by Samantha Brooke, illus. by Artful Doodlers, and Fly Guy Presents: Police Officers by Tedd Arnold (June 26, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-338-21717-9), ages 5–7. Eerie Elementary by Jack Chabert, illus. by Matt Loveridge, issues The Hall Monitors Are Fired! (May 8, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-18188-3), ages 6–8. Hilde Cracks the Case by Hilde Lysiak and Matthew Lysiak, illus. by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff, welcomes UFO Spotted! (Apr. 24, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-14164-1), ages 6–8. The Last Firehawk by Katrina Charman, illus. by Jeremy Norton, lands Lullaby Lake (July 31, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-12267-1) and The Whispering Oak (Mar. 27, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-12255-8), ages 6–8. The Magic School Bus Rides Again hits the road with Carlos Gets the Sneezes: Exploring Allergies by Judy Katschke, illus. by Artful Doodlers, and Space Mission: Selfie by Annmarie Anderson (July 31, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-26251-3), ages 6–8.

Thea Stilton Mouseford Academy by Thea Stilton launches with Drama at Mouseford (Apr. 24, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-545-64532-4), The Missing Diary (Apr. 24, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-545-64533-1), Mouselets in Danger (Apr. 24, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-545-67011-1), and Dance Challenge (Apr. 24, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-545-67010-4), ages 7–9. Peachy and Keen by Jason Tharp kicks off with A School Tail (Feb. 27, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-11043-2), Oh My Vlog! (Apr. 24, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-27050-1), and The Haunted Halls (July 31, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-27130-0), ages 7–9. American Girl: A Girl Named... introduces A Girl Named Misty: The True Story of Misty Copeland by Kelly Starling Lyons, illus. by Melissa Manwill (May 29, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-19305-3), ages 7–10. New to American Girl: Real Stories from My Time are The Boston Tea Party by Rebecca Paley, illus. by Kelley McMorris (Mar. 27, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-338-14893-0) and Pearl Harbor by Jennifer Swanson (June 26, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-338-14894-7), ages 7–10. G.I. Dogs, featuring military canine heroes, begins with Judy, Prisoner of War by Laurie Calkhoven (Mar. 27, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-338-18523-2), ages 7–10.

American Girl: Contemporary MG Series 3 launches with Novel 1 (June 26, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-338-21238-9) and Novel 2 (June 26, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-338-21248-8) by Erin Falligant, illus. by Kellye Perdue, ages 8–12. World of Warcraft: Traveler debuts with Traveler by Greg Weisman, illus. by Samwise Didier (Feb. 27, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-338-22567-9) and The Spiral Path by Greg Weisman, illus. by Aquatic Moon (Feb. 27, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-338-02937-6), ages 8–12. New to Spirit Animals: Fall of the Beasts is The Dragon’s Eye by Sarwat Chadda (Apr. 24, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-11671-7), ages 9–12. Star Wars: Jedi Academy by Jarrett J. Krosoczka presents The Principal Strikes Back (July 31, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-18824-0), ages 8–12. Two Dogs in a Trench Coat by Julie Falatko, illus. by Colin Jack, launches with Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Go to School (May 29, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-338-18951-3), ages 8–12. New Wish novels are The Only Girl in School by Natalie Standiford (Feb. 27, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-545-82997-7) and Sundae My Prince Will Come by Suzanne Nelson (Mar. 27, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-338-19310-7), 9–12. And Five Nights at Freddy’s powers up with Five Nights at Freddy’s: Book 3 by Scott Cawthon and Kira Breed-Wrisley (June 26, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-338-13932-7), ages 13–17.

Also due are additions, in various formats, to the following series: Lego, Lego City, Lego DC Comics Super Heroes, Lego Jurassic World, Lego Ninjago, Lego Star Wars, Peppa Pig, Pokémon, Shopkins, and Thea Stilton.

Scholastic en Español

Titles in Spanish

De Colores (In All Colors) by Elodie Pope, illus. by Laura Zarrin (June 26, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-338-26902-4), ages 1–3.

Las ruedas del autobus (The Wheels on the Bus), illus. by Laura Zarrin (June 26, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-338-26903-1), ages 1–3.

El fuertecito rojo (The Red Fort) by Brenda Maier, illus. by Sonia Sanchez (June 26, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-26901-7), ages 4–8.

Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring (Yo, Frida, y el secreto del anillo de pavo real) by Angela Cervantes (June 26, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-338-26907-9), ages 8–12.

Series in Spanish

Peppa Pig stars in La jornada escolar de Peppa/Peppa’s School Day by Meredith Rusu, illus. by Eone (June 26, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-338-15902-8), ages 5–7. David Books gain David va a la escuela (June 26, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-338-26905-5), and No, David! (June 26, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-338-26904-8) by David Shannon, ages 4–8. Escuela de Espanto offers Recess Is a Jungle! by Jack Chabert, illus. by Sam Ricks (June 26, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-26906-2), ages 6–8. And Los tipos malos (The Bad Guys) stir things up in Los tipos malos by Aaron Blabey (June 26, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-338-13896-2), ages 7–10.

Scholastic Paperbacks

Ugly Cat & Pablo and the Missing Brother by Isabel Quintero (Apr. 24, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-545-94095-5). Ugly Cat and Pablo are on a mission to save Ugly Cat’s brother, Tamarindo. Ages 4–8.

Dolphin Summer by Catherine Hapka (Apr. 24, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-338-13644-9) is a friendship story and companion book to Heart of a Dolphin and Dolphin Dreams. Ages 8–12.


Candy Fairies by Daisy Meadows debuts with Monica the Marshmallow Fairy (May 29, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-20718-7), Gabby the Bubblegum Fairy (May 29, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-20721-7), and Shelley the Sugar Fairy (May 29, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-20725-5), ages 7–9. Dr. KittyCat by Jane Clarke charts new cases with Peanut the Mouse (Mar. 27, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-20021-8) and Ginger the Kitten (July 31, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-20023-2), ages 7–9. The Bad Guys take center stage in The Bad Guys in Alien vs. Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey (Mar. 27, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-338-18959-9), ages 7–10. New series Farm Animal Fairies by Daisy Meadows is out of the gate with Debbie the Duckling Fairy (Feb. 27, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-20689-0), Elodie the Lamb Fairy (Feb. 27, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-20695-1), Penelope the Foal Fairy (Feb. 27, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-20698-2), and Billie the Baby Goat Fairy (Feb. 27, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-20700-2), ages 7–10.

American Girl: Forever Friends by Crystal Velasquez, set in an animal shelter, kicks off with Jasmine’s Big Idea (Apr. 24, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-338-11491-1) and Madison’s New Buddy (Apr. 24, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-338-11493-5), ages 7–10. Key Hunters by Eric Luper returns with Battle of the Bots (May 29, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-21233-4), ages 7–10. Melowy by Danielle Star gains The Surprise Visit (May 29, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-338-28176-7), ages 7–10. The Pocket Geniuses by Megan E. Bryant, focusing on Heroes of History offering homework help, starts up with Fly to the Rescue! (July 31, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-90951-8), and Set the Stage! (July 31, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-90957-0), ages 7–10. Puppy Princess by Patty Furlington debuts in Party Time! (May 29, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-13428-5), Super Sweet Dreams (May 29, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-13430-8), and Wish Upon a Star (July 31, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-13432-2), ages 7–10. The Wish Fairy by Lisa Ann Scott makes her first appearances in Too Many Cats! (May 8, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-12097-4), The Treasure Trap (May 8, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-12100-1), Perfectly Popular (May 8, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-12102-5), and Fairies Forever (May 8, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-12105-6), ages 7–10.

Goosebumps Slappyworld by R.L. Stine rolls along with Please Do Not Feed the Weirdo (Feb. 27, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-338-06847-4) and Escape from Shudder Mansion (June 26, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-338-22299-9), ages 8–11. Readers get a first look at Class Pets by Bruce Hale with Fuzzy’s Great Escape (June 26, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-338-14518-2) and Fuzzy Takes Charge (June 26, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-338-14521-2), ages 8–12. Dig World (Feb. 27, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-338-16118-2) launches Pixel Raiders by Steven O’Donnell and Stephanie Bendixsen, illus. by Chris Kennett, which features a virtual reality game, ages 8–12.

Also due are additions, in various formats, to the following series: Geronimo Stilton, Geronimo Stilton Special Edition, Geronimo Stilton Micekings, I Survived, and Puppy Place.

Scholastic Press

Knock Knock by Tammi Sauer, illus. by Guy Francis (July 31, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-11694-6). Knock-knock jokes tell the story of Bear and his woodland friends Raccoon, Rabbit, and Turtle. Ages 3–5.

Sleepy Bird by Jeremy Tankard (May 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-15785-7) offers a humorous take on bedtime, featuring the hero of Grumpy Bird. Ages 3–5.

Smiley’s Dream Book: From the Creator of Bone by Jeff Smith (July 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-67477-5). When happy-go-lucky Smiley Bone walks through the woods and begins to count some high-flying birds, he must find a fantastical way to keep up with them. Ages 3–5.

The Three Little Superpigs by Claire Evans (July 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-24545-5). The Big Bad Wolf has escaped and the Three Little Superpigs must save Fairyland before it is too late. Ages 3–5.

Big Choo by Stephen Shaskan (Feb. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-70857-9). Little Choo wants to be just like his dad, Papa Pufferbelly. Ages 3–6.

Unplugged by Steve Antony (Feb. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-18737-3). Blip loves being plugged into her computer. But when a blackout occurs, she realizes that the world can be even brighter once you unplug. Ages 4–7.

The Little Red Fort by Brenda Maier, illus. by Sonia Sanchez (Mar. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-85919-6). Ruby finds some old boards and decides to build something even though her brothers don’t think she can. Ages 4–8.

Pig the Star by Aaron Blabey (Mar. 27, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-28021-0). The world’s most self-centered pug wants to be the star of a fun photo shoot. Ages 4–8.

Truck Full of Ducks by Ross Burach (Mar. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-12936-6). Bernie is on the road to make a duck delivery when one of the ducks eats the directions. Ages 4–8.

The Ugly Five by Julia Donaldson, illus. by Axel Scheffler (July 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-24953-8), is a tale of taking pride in who you are. Ages 4–8.

Unicorn Magic by Sabina Gibson (June 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-81331-0) presents a story of friendship and inner strength. Ages 4–8.

Baby Monkey, Private Eye by Brian Selznick and David Serlin, illus. by Selznick (Feb. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-18061-9). Baby Monkey helps solve cases in this blend of picture book, beginning reader, and graphic novel. Ages 5–7.

Confusion Is Nothing New by Paul Acampora (May 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-20999-0). Ellie is figuring out what it means to be a girl in the world today, especially when her mother has not been in the picture. Ages 8–12.

From You to Me by K.A. Holt (May 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-19330-5) focuses on the ripples that loss creates for a girl, a family, and a community. Ages 8–12.

Good Dog by Dan Gemeinhart (Mar. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-05388-3). After he dies, Brodie the dog returns to earth as a spirit to help the boy who loved him. Ages 8–12.

Hurricane Child by Kheryn Callender (Mar. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-12930-4). Twelve-year-old Caroline thinks she is destined to always be unlucky because she was born during a hurricane. But things turn around when she meets, and develops a crush on, her first true friend, Kalinda. Ages 8–12.

In Harm’s Way: JFK, World War II, and the Heroic Rescue of PT-109 by Iain Martin (July 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-18567-6) follows John F. Kennedy, as he fought to save his crew after a deadly shipwreck in the Pacific during World War II. Ages 8–12.

Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes (Mar. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-15931-8). When Paloma travels to Mexico City, the birthplace of her deceased father, hoping to unlock memories of the too-brief time they spent together, she gets swept up in a mystery involving Frida Kahlo. Ages 8–12.

Out of the Wild Night by Blue Balliett (Mar. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-86756-6). The ghosts of Nantucket have chosen a few local kids to protect the island from destructive adults. Ages 8–12.

Revenge of the Teacher’s Pets by Jennifer Ziegler (June 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-09123-6). The Brewster triplets plan on seventh grade being smooth sailing, but school shenanigans—and a family wedding—shake things up. Ages 8–12.

See You on a Starry Night by Lisa Schroeder (June 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-19574-3). In the beachside town where she’s just moved with her mother and sister, Juliet and her new friend Emma throw bottles with secret messages into the sea. Ages 8–12.

The Spirit of Cattail County by Victoria Piontek (May 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-16705-4) is a debut novel about a girl whose best friend—and best comfort when her mother dies—is a ghost boy with a secret. Ages 8–12.

Strays Like Us by Cecilia Galante (June 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-04300-6). A girl in foster care finds family in the most unlikely place with help from the dog she loves. Ages 8–12.

The War Below by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch (Apr. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-23302-5). Luka has smuggled himself out of a Nazi labor camp, but vows to find the best friend he had to leave behind. Ages 8–12.

Whatshisface by Gordon Korman (May 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-20016-4) is a comedic ghost story about a nobody kid who becomes a somebody while helping a ghost right a wrong from the past. Ages 8–12.

One True Way by Shannon Hitchcock (Feb. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-18172-2). At Daniel Boone Middle School in the 1970s South, teachers and coaches must hide who they are, and girls who like girls are forced to question their own choices. Ages 10–12.

Damselfly by Chandra Prasad (Mar. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-90792-7). Following a crash-landing on a deserted tropical island, a group of private-school teens must rely on their wits and one another to survive. Ages 12–up.

Live in Infamy by Caroline Tung Richmond (Mar. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-11109-5). This companion to The Only Thing to Fear is set in the Western American Territories of an alternate world 80 years after the Axis powers won World War II with their genetically engineered super soldiers. Ages 12–up.

Maiden Voyage: A Titanic Story by Sarah Jane (July 31, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-338-22665-2). The lives of three girls, in three different classes on the ship, are more intertwined than they know. Ages 12–up.

Not If I Save You First by Ally Carter (Mar. 27, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-13414-8) tells the story of a girl stranded in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness with the boy who wronged her, as an assassin moves in. Ages 12–up.

Skyjacked by Paul Griffin (July 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-04741-7). Six friends from an elite school in Manhattan are returning from an end-of-summer trip on a private plane when it is hijacked. Ages 12–up.

The Traitor’s Game by Jennifer A. Nielsen (Feb. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-04537-6) launches the new YA fantasy adventure series The Traitor’s Game. Ages 12–up.

Bright Burns the Night by Sara B. Larson (May 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-06878-8) concludes the YA romance duology that reimagines “Swan Lake.” Ages 13–17.

Cross Fire by Fonda Lee (May 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-13909-9). In the sequel to Exo, the alien race that has kept Earth as a peaceful colony for a century makes plans to leave, opening the planet to threatening invaders. Ages 13–17.

And She Was by Jessica Verdi (Mar. 27, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-15053-7) explores the relationship between teenage Dara and her mother, who is transgender. Ages 14–up.


Remy Sneakers returns in Remy Sneakers and the Lost Treasure by Kevin Sherry (Apr. 24, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-338-03461-5), ages 7–10. American Girl: Like Sisters adds Zoe Is on the Air by Clare Hutton, illus. by Helen Huang (Apr. 24, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-338-11504-8), ages 8–12. Baker Street Academy, an introduction to Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic characters, kicks off with Sherlock Holmes and the Disappearing Diamond by Sam Hearn (Mar. 27, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-19315-2), ages 8–12. Dogs of World War II by Kirby Larson continues with Code Word Courage (Apr. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-84075-0), ages 8–12. Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond by Sayantani DasGupta, starring a sixth-grade demon slayer, debuts with The Serpent’s Secret (Feb. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-18570-6), ages 8–12. Pip Bartlett is back for Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Sea Monsters by Maggie Stiefvater and Jackson Pearce (June 26, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-545-70932-3), ages 8–12.

Ranger in Time by Kate Messner, illus. by Kelley McMorris, welcomes Hurricane Katrina Rescue (June 26, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-338-13395-0), ages 8–12. Twice upon a Time by Wendy Mass issues Robin Hood, the One Who Looked Good in Green (May 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-77305-8), ages 8–12. Wish List by Sarah Aronson adds Halfway to Happily Ever After (May 29, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-545-94162-4), ages 8–12. Bears of the Ice by Kathryn Lasky, set in the world of Ga’hoole, begins with The Quest of the Cubs (Feb. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-68304-3), ages 9–12. And Ozland by Wendy Spinale (Apr. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-95322-1) joins Everland, ages 12–17. Also due are additions to the long-running series Whatever After and Wings of Fire.

Scholastic/Blue Sky

How Do Dinosaurs Learn to Read? by Jane Yolen, illus. by Mark Teague (June 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-23301-8). The dinosaurs romp and roar as they soak books in the bathtub, throw them, and finally learn how to enthusiastically—and carefully—read them. Ages 3–5.

I Can Be Anything! Don’t Tell Me I Can’t by Diane Dillon (Feb. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-16690-3). Zoe defies anything that holds her back from achieving her goals. Ages 4–7.


Everybody Goes Nighty-Night by Sandra Magsamen (Apr. 24, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-545-92799-4) is a soothing bedtime book. Ages 1–3.

Good Night, Little Monsters by Kara LaReau, illus. by Brian Won (June 26, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-338-10559-9). This bedtime story proves little monsters’ bedtime routines aren’t so different from everyone else’s. Ages 1–3.

Haunted Halloween by Sue Fliess, illus. by Jay Fleck (June 26, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-338-04533-8), features trick-or-treaters and a spooky countdown. Ages 1–3.

Will Bear Share? (May 29, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-338-21559-5) and Will Sheep Sleep? (May 29, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-338-21562-5) are the initial titles in a new series of animal question stories. Ages 1–3.

Count My Cupcakes 123 by Joyce Wan (Apr. 24, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-338-04535-2). Disappearing touch-and-feel cupcakes encourage readers to count from one to five. Ages 3–5.

Dylan the Doctor by Guy Parker-Rees (July 31, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-338-25580-5) begins a series starring Dylan the striped dog as he takes on various occupations. Ages 3–5.

The Littlest Mummy by Brandi Dougherty, illus. by Michelle Todd (June 26, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-545-81091-3). Mae, the littlest mummy in the Spooky Woods, wants to dance with her family at the big Halloween bash. Ages 3–5.


Heart-Felt Books by Sandra Magsamen greets Peek-a-Boooo! (June 26, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-545-92798-7), ages 1–3.

Also due are additions to the long-running series Fly Guy and There Was an Old Lady.

Scholastic/Chicken House

The Boy Who Went Magic by A.P. Winter (Apr. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-21714-8). When a chain of strange and inexplicable mishaps causes Bert’s life to spiral out of control, he’s rescued by a girl adventurer in a pirate airship sailing for a forgotten land. Ages 8–12.

The Elephant Thief by Jane Kerr (Mar. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-18843-1). In a story based on real events, young Danny rides a famous elephant from Edinburgh to Manchester while trying to evade villains. Ages 8–12.

Revenge of the Beetle Queen by M.G. Leonard (Feb. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-85348-4). Cruel beetle fashionista Lucretia Cutter is at large with her deadly yellow ladybug spies—and she has a devious plan, in this sequel to Beetle Boy. Ages 8–12.

Storm-Wake by Lucy Christopher (July 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-94032-0) delivers a retelling of The Tempest. Ages 12–up.

The Fandom by Anna Day (Apr. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-23270-7). At Comic Con, a freak accident transports Violet and her friends into their favorite fandom: The Gallows Dance, a mega book and movie franchise. Ages 14–up.

The Griffin’s Feather by Cornelia Funke (July 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-21553-3). In the sequel to Dragon Rider, Ben and dragon Firedrake are on a mission to save magical Pegasus eggs. Ages 8–12.


Tiny Little Rocket by Richard Collingridge (July 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-18949-0). A rocket ship zips readers through the planets, stars, and space, then back home to Earth and their cozy beds. Ages 3–5.

Wed Wabbit by Lissa Evans (Feb. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-18527-0). Eleven-year-old Fidge is hurled into a strange world ruled by a cruel stuffed animal dictator and must solve a series of nearly impossible clues. Ages 8–12.


Bunny vs. Monkey by Jamie Smart gains Bunny vs. Monkey: Book Three (Feb. 27, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-338-17686-5), ages 7–10. The Call by Peadar O’Guilin issues The Invasion (Mar. 27, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-04562-8), ages 14–17.


Sparks! by Ian Boothby, illus. by Nina Matsumoto (Feb. 27, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-338-02947-5; paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-02946-8). Cat pals August and Charlie pilot a powerful, mechanical dog suit to save the day. Ages 7–10.

Making Friends by Kristen Gudsnuk (July 31, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-13921-1; hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-338-13922-8). Danielle needs a perfect friend, but sometimes making (or creating) one is a lot easier than keeping one. Ages 8–12.


Mr. Wolf’s Class by Aron Nels Steinke, set in a fourth-grade classroom, begins with The First Day of School (June 26, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-04769-1; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-338-04768-4), ages 7–10. And Clem Hetherington and the Ironwood Race by Jen Breach, illus. by Douglas Holgate (Feb. 27, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-545-81445-4; paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-545-81446-1) kicks off the Clem Hetherington graphic novel adventure series, featuring a pair of orphans racing to recover stolen artifacts, ages 8–12.


Saffron Ice Cream by Rashin Kheiriyeh (May 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-15052-0). Young Rashin remembers what summers were like in Iran, but there are wonderful things in her new home in New York, too. Ages 4–8.

A Werewolf Named Oliver James by Nicholas John Frith (June 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-25433-4). When he unexpectedly transforms into a werewolf one moonlit night, Oliver James wonders what his parents will think. Ages 4–8.

Front Desk by Kelly Yang (May 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-15779-6). In this debut drawn from the author’s childhood experiences, 10-year-old Mia works at the front desk of the motel her parents manage by day—and use to offer other Chinese immigrants a place to stay by night. Ages 8–12.

Lights, Camera, Disaster by Erin Dionne (Mar. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-13408-7). Budding filmmaker Hester deals with her executive function disorder (extreme ADHD plus anxiety) as she tries to save her language arts grade. Ages 8–12.

The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson (Mar. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-94617-9). Candice finds herself inside a mystery that involves a secret letter from the past, a missing fortune, and a strange boy who lives across the street. Ages 8–12.

Lovely, Dark, and Deep by Justina Chen (July 31, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-13406-3). A young woman is learning to live without the sun while fighting for her chance at love, in this YA romance. Ages 13–17.

Give Me Some Truth by Eric Gansworth (May 29, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-14354-6) is a novel of rock ’n’ roll, protest, and first love for two teens “on the Rez.” Ages 14–up.


Jack B. Ninja by Tim McCanna, illus. by Stephen Savage (June 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-91728-5). Jack sneaks over castle walls, swims through hidden tunnels, and uncovers a secret treasure—all while avoiding detection. Ages 3–5.

Letter Town: A Seek-and-Find Alphabet Adventure by Darren Farrell (June 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-12107-0). Bus Driver B drives through the jam-packed pages full of letters in town from Avenue A to Zoo Z. Ages 3–5.

Zoogie Boogie Fever! An Animal Dance Book by Sujean Rim (Apr. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-90005-8). What do the animals at the zoo do when the gates close at night? They boogie until dawn! Ages 3–5.

Misunderstood Shark by Ame Dyckman, illus. by Scott Magoon (Apr. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-11247-4) blends humor and shark facts in a story about the filming of an underwater TV show that goes awry when a shark appears. Ages 8–12.


Listen to Your Heart by Kasie West (May 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-21005-7). Talking to other people isn’t Kate Bailey’s favorite activity. So when her best friend, Alana, convinces Kate to join their high school’s podcast, Kate dreads taking calls and giving advice on-air. Ages 12–up.

The Pros of Cons by Alison Cherry

et al. (Mar. 27, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-15172-5). A drummer, a fanfic writer, and an amateur taxidermist walk into a convention center, and the weekend that unfolds will change all of their lives. Ages 12–up.

Screenshot by Donna Cooner (July 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-90399-8) shines a spotlight on social media and cyberbullying in high school today. Ages 12–up.


I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain by Will Walton (May 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-70956-9). Avery tries several approaches to deal with the hole left by a devastating loss. Ages 12–up.

Second Story

Fania’s Heart by Anne Renaud, illus. by Richard Rudnicki (Apr. 18, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77260-057-5). Ten-year-old Sorale finds a tiny heart-shaped birthday card in her mother’s belongings that leads to the story of her mother’s survival in Auschwitz during the Holocaust. Ages 9–11.

Mr. Mergler, Beethoven, and Me by David Gutnick, illus. by Mathilde Cinq-Mars (Apr. 18, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77260-059-9). A kind, elderly piano teacher nurtures the musical gift of a girl who has newly arrived in North America from China. Ages 9–11.

The Promise by Pnina Bat Zvi and Margie Wolfe, illus. by Isabelle Cardinal (Apr. 18, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77260-058-2), is the true story of two brave sisters whose promise to their parents that they would “always stay together” helps them survive Auschwitz. Ages 9–11.

Ten Cents a Pound by Nhung Tran-Davies, illus. by Josee Bisaillon (Apr. 18, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77260-056-8). A girl and her mother talk about leaving their small mountain village to go to school and have the opportunity for more than a life of labor in the coffee trees. Ages 9–11.

Krista Kim-Bap by Angela Ahn (Apr. 18, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-77260-063-6). Krista is nervous about bringing her grandmother to her fifth-grade class to talk about their Korean culture. Ages 11–13.

Caterpillars Can’t Swim by Liane Shaw (Mar. 6, paper, $13.95, ISBN 978-1-77260-053-7). When wheelchair-bound Ryan saves Jack from drowning, he discovers that Jack may be contemplating suicide to avoid coming out as gay. Ages 13–17.


Holocaust Remembrance Series for Young Readers adds When We Were Shadows by Janet Wees (Apr. 18, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-77260-061-2), ages 11–13.

Shadow Mountain

Never That Far by Carol Lynch Williams (Apr. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62972-409-6). The spirit of Libby’s beloved grandfather comes back from the dead to help her and her father deal with their grief. Ages 8–12.

Wizard for Hire by Obert Skye kicks off the fantasy adventure series Wizard for Hire (Mar. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62972-412-6), ages 10–14.

Simon & Schuster

Ocean Meets Sky by the Fan Brothers (May 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7037-7). A boy sets sail to find a place his grandfather told him about: the spot where the ocean meets the sky. Ages 4–8.

Someone Farted by Bruce Eric Kaplan (Apr. 17, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9063-4). Two words throw a family’s car trip into smelly chaos, in this comedic story of denial. Ages 4–8.

Spindrift and the Orchid by Emma Trevayne (May 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6259-4). In this fantasy novel, a girl finds herself entrenched in a dark mystery after the deaths of her parents. Ages 8–12.

The Summer of Broken Things by Margaret Peterson Haddix (Apr. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-1764-8). During a summer trip to Spain, two teenage girls who used to be close friends uncover a secret their families had hidden from both of them for their entire lives. Ages 12–up.

Social Intercourse by Greg Howard (June 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9781-7). A gay teen living in South Carolina joins forces with the school jock to prevent their parents from dating. Ages 14–up.

Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian (Apr. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5232-8). Amelia faces challenges to her role as “Head Girl” at the legendary local ice cream stand known for its female founder and all-female management, when the founder dies and her grandnephew takes the reins. Ages 14–up.

Throw Your Arm Across Your Eyes and Scream by Christian McKay Heidicker (June 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9913-2). When her mom vanishes, Phoebe must fend for herself against dangerous monsters and the man in the sky who is always watching her. Ages 14–up.

Your Destination Is on the Left by Lauren Spieller (June 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9212-6). Seventeen-year-old Dessa is torn between giving up her modern nomadic life and pursuing her dreams of becoming an artist. Ages 14–up.


Strega Nona is back in Strega Nona’s Magic Ring by Tomie dePaola (Mar. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7761-1), ages 4–8. Home Team by Mike Lupica picks up Team Players (Apr. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-1007-6), ages 8–12. And Moon Base Alpha by Stuart Gibbs gains Waste of Space (Apr. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7779-6), ages 8–12.


Peeping Beauty by Brenda Maier, illus. by Zoe Waring (May 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7272-2). Mama, Papa, and their family can’t wait for their newest chicks to arrive. But one little chick just doesn’t want to break out of its shell, in this spin on the tale of “Sleeping Beauty.” Ages 4–7.

How to Trick the Tooth Fairy by Erin Danielle Russell, illus. by Jennifer Hansen Rolli (May 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6732-2). Young Kaylee, a practiced prankster, gets into a prank-off with the Tooth Fairy. Ages 4–8.

Keith the Cat with the Magic Hat by Sue Hendra (May 8, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9035-1). Keith thinks his hat is magical, but is it? Ages 4–8.

MVP: Most Valuable Puppy by Mike Greenberg and Stacy Steponate Greenberg, illus. by Bonnie Pang (June 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8931-7). Phoebe the dog tries to show her human pal that sometimes it’s okay not to be perfect. Ages 4–8.

One Little Monster by Mark Gonyea (June 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0674-2). A sleep-deprived kid creates monsters of his own to banish the ones that are keeping him awake. Ages 4–8.

Russell Wrestles the Relatives by Cindy Chambers Johnson, illus. by Daniel Duncan (June 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9159-4). Russell dreads the family reunion where he’ll face his colorful clan of big, brawny wrestlers. Ages 4–8.

The Art of the Swap by Kristine Asselin and Jen Malone (Feb. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7871-7). A contemporary 12-year-old switches bodies with a Gilded Age heiress in order to solve a famous art heist. Ages 8–12.

A Hint of Hydra by Heidi Lang and Kati Bartkowski (July 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7795-6). Thirteen-year-old chef Lailu must stop a war between the elves and scientists, in this follow-up to A Dash of Dragon. Ages 8–12.

The Last Grand Adventure by Rebecca Behrens (Mar. 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9692-6). On a unique road trip with her grandmother, 12-year-old Bea helps search for her grandmother’s long-lost sister—the legendary Amelia Earhart. Ages 8–12.

The Memory of Forgotten Things by Kat Zhang (May 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7865-6). A girl is convinced that an upcoming solar eclipse will bring back her dead mother. Ages 8–12.

Everything I Know About You by Barbara Dee (June 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0507-3). During a class trip to D.C., 12-year-old Tally and her best friends are less than thrilled when they are assigned roommates and are paired with kids who are essentially their sworn enemies. Ages 9–13.


Bear by Frank Asch welcomes Pancakes in Pajamas (Mar. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8060-4), ages 4–7. The Dinosaur That… stomps along with The Dinosaur That Pooped the Past! by Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter, illus. by Garry Parsons (Mar. 13, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9868-5), ages 4–8. Jeter Publishing ramps up with Day at the Beach by Tom Booth (May 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1105-0), ages 4–8, and Double Play: Baseball Genius by Tim Green and Derek Jeter (Mar. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0668-1), ages 8–12. Quix, a line of short chapter books for emerging readers, kicks off with Texas Trail to Calamity: A Miss Mallard Mystery (May 8, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1309-2) and Dig to Disaster: A Miss Mallard Mystery by Robert Quackenbush (May 8, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1312-2), Our Principal Is a Frog! by Stephanie Calmenson (May 8, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6665-3), and A Royal Rescue: Royal Sweets 1 by Helen Perelman, illus. by Olivia Chin Mueller (May 8, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9477-9), ages 5–8.

Beep and Bob by Jonathan Roth continues with Party Crashers (Mar. 13, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8855-6) and Too Much Space! (Mar. 13, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8852-5), ages 6–9. Hardy Boys Clue Book by Franklin W. Dixon, illus. by Santy Gutierrez, issues The Pirate Ghost (Apr. 3, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8872-3), ages 6–9. Nancy Drew Clue Book by Carolyn Keene, illus. by Peter Francis, presents Springtime Crime (Mar. 20, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9953-8), ages 6–9. New chapter book series Pocket Pirates by Chris Mould, about pocket-sized pirates, launches with The Great Cheese Robbery (June 12, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9114-3) and The Great Drain Escape (June 12, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9117-4), ages 6–9. Animal Inn by Paul DuBois Jacobs and Jennifer Swender, illus. by Stephanie Laberis, welcomes Whooooo Done It? (May 15, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9962-0), ages 7–10.

Marguerite Henry’s Misty Inn by Judy Katschke, illus. by Serena Geddes, adds Home at Last (Feb. 13, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6994-4), ages 7–10. New to Penelope Perfect by Chrissie Perry, illus. by Hardie Grant Egmont, is The Truly Terrible Mistake (Apr. 3, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9084-9), ages 7–10. Secret Rescuers by Paula Harrison, illus. by Sophy Williams, offers The Star Wolf (June 5, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7616-4), ages 7–10. Oakwing by E.J. Clarke expands with A Fairy’s Courage (May 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8194-6), ages 7–11.

Five Kingdoms by Brandon Mull comes to a close with Time Jumpers (Mar. 13, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-9712-2), ages 8–12. History’s Worst by James Buckley greets Bonnie and Clyde (Apr. 3, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9548-6), ages 8–12. Rules for Thieves continues with The Shadow Thieves by Alexandra Ott (June 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7277-7), ages 8–12. Story Thieves by James Riley serves up Worlds Apart (Apr. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8574-6), ages 8–12. Thunder Girls by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams, a series focused on Norse mythology, debuts with Freya and the Magic Jewel (May 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9640-7), ages 8–12. Unwanteds Quests gains Dragon Bones by Lisa McMann (Feb. 6, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5684-5), ages 8–12. William Wenton returns in William Wenton and the Secret Portal by Bobbie Peers, trans. by Tara F. Chace (May 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7828-1), ages 8–12.

Mix sails along with Postcards from Venice by Dee Romito (May 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0337-6), ages 9–12. Max issues Arts and Thefts by Allison K. Hymas (Feb. 13, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6345-4) and Electric Boogerloo: I Am Fartacus by Mark Maciejewski (July 17, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6422-2), ages 9–13. Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls gains Power Play by Beth McMullen (July 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9023-8), ages 9–13.

Also due, in various formats, are additions to the following long-running series: Hardy Boys Adventures, Mermaid Tales, and Shark School.


The Doll Hospital by Kallie George, illus. by Sara Gillingham (June 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0121-1). When toys need a little TLC, they head to the Doll Hospital. Ages 4–8.

The Flying Girl: How Aída de Acosta Learned to Soar by Margarita Engle, illus. by Sara Palacios (Mar. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4502-3), presents the true story of Aída de Acosta, the first woman to fly a motorized aircraft. Ages 4–8.

Heartbeat by Evan Turk (June 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-3520-8) follows the life of a baby whale from birth, to song, to silence, to a new song of hope for a brighter future. Ages 4–8.

The Honeybee by Kirsten Hall, illus. by Isabelle Arsenault (May 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6997-5), celebrates the importance of this pollinator. Ages 4–8.

How Sweet the Sound: The Story of Amazing Grace by Carole Boston Weatherford, illus. by Frank Morrison (May 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7206-7), is a picture-book biography of the man behind the hymn “Amazing Grace.” Ages 4–8.

I Am a Bird by Dana Walrath, illus. by Jaime Kim (May 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8002-4). A boy and his father spend their day at the beach, exploring the shore, the sand, the water, and everything in between. Ages 4–8.

People Don’t Bite People by Lisa Wheeler, illus. by Molly Idle (Apr. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9082-5). This picture book reminds overeager biters that biting is for food. Ages 4–8.

Something Smells! by Blake Liliane Hellman, illus. by Steven Henry (July 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8864-8). Elliot wakes up one morning to the most terrible smell, which disappears when his mother makes him take a bath, and washes the Halloween costume he’s been wearing for weeks. Ages 4–8.

Stumpkin by Lucy Ruth Cummins (July 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1362-7). A stemless pumpkin dreams of becoming a jack-o’-lantern. Ages 4–8.

Teddy’s Favorite Toy by Christian Trimmer, illus. by Madeline Valentine (Feb. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8079-6). A mom goes to great lengths to rescue her son’s favorite doll. Ages 4–8.

Lulu Is Getting a Sister: (Who Wants Her? Who Needs Her?) by Judith Viorst, illus. by Kevin Cornell (Apr. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7190-9). Lulu is getting the sister she never asked for, in this illustrated chapter book. Ages 6–10.

Roxie and the Hooligans at Buzzard’s Roost by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, illus. by Alexandra Boiger (May 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-3782-0). Smoky Jo is swiped by a kidnapper who is as blunder-prone as Roxie, Uncle Dangerfoot, and Lord Thistlebottom are clever. Ages 7–10.

The Unforgettable Guinevere St. Clair by Amy Makechnie (June 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1446-4). A 10-year-old girl is determined to find her missing neighbor, but the answers lead her to places and people she never expected, in this debut novel. Ages 8–12.

Scarlet Ibis by Gill Lewis, illus. by Susan Meyer (May 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4941-0). When a fire leaves 12-year-old Scarlet in a different foster home than her autistic little brother, she tracks a bird to find her way back to him. Ages 9–14.

R Is for Rebel by J. Anderson Coats (Feb. 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9667-4). Malley won’t let anything tame her spirit—not the government that conquered her people, and definitely not reform school. Ages 10–up.

Running Through Sprinklers by Michelle Kim (Apr. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9528-8). Two lifelong best friends grow up and begin to grow apart, in this middle grade debut. Ages 10–up.

A Whale in Paris by Daniel Presley and Claire Polders (May 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1915-5). In this first novel, a hopeful and heroic girl befriends a small, lost whale during World War II and together they embark on a journey to liberate France and find their families. Ages 10–up.

For Everyone by Jason Reynolds (Apr. 10, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8624-8). Originally performed at the Kennedy Center for the unveiling of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and later as a tribute to Walter Dean Myers, this poem is author Reynolds’s rallying cry to the dreamers of the world. Ages 12–up.

Jazz Owls: A Novel of the Zoot Suit Riots by Margarita Engle, illus. by Rudy Gutierrez (May 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0943-9). This novel in verse focuses on the racial violence of the Zoot Suit Riots in 1943 Los Angeles, involving young white Navy sailors and the local Mexican American community. Ages 12–up.

The Place Between Breaths by An Na (Mar. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-2225-3). Sixteen-year-old Grace is determined to find a cure for the schizophrenia that swept her mother away, and could possibly destroy her own life as well. Ages 12–up.


Super Manny takes center stage in Super Manny Cleans Up! by Kelly DiPucchio, illus. by Stephanie Graegin (July 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5962-4), ages 4–8. Sam the Man presents Sam the Man & the Dragon Van Plan by Frances O’Roark Dowell, illus. by Amy June Bates (Feb. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4072-1), ages 6–9. And Track by Jason Reynolds ramps up with Sunny (Apr. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5021-8), ages 10–up.


Lots More Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing by Judi Barrett, illus. by Ron Barrett (Mar. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8866-2), features a new group of animals that shouldn’t ever dress like humans. Ages 4–8.

Checked by Cynthia Kadohata (Feb. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4661-7). A young hockey player puts his beloved sport on hold to save money for his dog’s cancer treatments, and is forced to discover who he is outside of the game that has defined him. Ages 10–14.

Wild Blues by Beth Kephart, illus. by William Sulit (June 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9153-2). When her best friend and her uncle go missing, and two escaped convicts from the nearby prison are on the loose, Lizzie sets out into the wilds of the Adirondacks to save the people she loves. Ages 10–14.

What I Leave Behind by Alison McGhee (May 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7656-0). After his dad commits suicide, Will tries to overcome his own misery by secretly helping the people around him, in this story comprised of 100 chapters of 100 words each. Ages 14–up.


Click, Clack by Doreen Cronin, illus. by Betsy Lewin, waddles along with Click, Clack, Quack to School (July 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1449-5), ages 4–8. And Chicken Squad by Doreen Cronin, illus. by Stephen Gilpin, adds Bear Country: Bearly a Misadventure (May 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0574-5), ages 7–10.

S&S/Beach Lane

Bark Park! by Trudy Krisher, illus. by Brooke Boynton-Hughes (Apr. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-3075-3). Dogs cavort and play at the park, in this rhyming picture book. Ages 1–8.

Busy-Eyed Day by Anne Marie Pace, illus. by Frann Preston-Gannon (Apr. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5903-7). From a big-eyed bug and a stalk-eyed slug to a side-eyed frog and a wide-eyed dog, the family in this book doesn’t miss a single sight during their busy-eyed day at the park. Ages 1–8.

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Car by Kate Dopirak, illus. by Mary Peterson (Feb. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8803-7). A little red car beeps good night to all of his four-wheeled friends, in this fresh take on the classic song, “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.” Ages 1–8.

This Is the Nest That Robin Built by Denise Fleming (Mar. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-3083-8). A robin’s animal friends help build her nest, in this cumulative collage picture book. Ages 2–8.

Fur, Feather, Fin—All of Us Are Kin by Diane Lang, illus. by Stephanie Laberis (May 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4709-6), is a picture book about how all creatures are related, from mammals to millipedes and everything in between. Ages 3–8.

I Feel Teal by Lauren Rille, illus. by Aimee Sicuro (June 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5846-7), encourages readers to express their feelings through color. Ages 3–8.

It’s Your First Day of School, Busy Bus! by Jody Jensen Shaffer, illus. by Claire Messer (July 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9467-0). It’s the first day of school, but is Busy Bus ready? Ages 3–8.

Mama Dug a Little Den by Jennifer Ward, illus. by Steve Jenkins (May 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8037-6). This companion to Mama Built a Little Nest explores the many different kinds of dens animals build for their babies. Ages 3–8.

Warbler Wave by April Pulley Sayre (Feb. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4829-1) introduces the magic—and the science—behind the migration of warblers via Sayre’s photographs. Ages 3–8.

What Do They Do with All That Poo? by Jane Kurtz, illus. by Allison Black (June 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7986-8), answers the question, “What do zoos do with all of that poo?” Ages 3–8.

Friends and Fiends: Poems About Us All by Douglas Florian (July 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-8795-6) collects 23 poems about relationships—both good and bad. Ages 4–10.

Rosetown by Cynthia Rylant (May 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1277-4) follows nine-year-old Flora during the year she spends in the quiet community of Rosetown, Ind., grieving her dog, adjusting to her parents’ separation, and visiting the Wing and a Chair Used Book Shop. Ages 8–12.


The Bear joins The Lighthouse Family by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Preston McDaniels (Mar. 6, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6028-6), ages 6–10.

S&S/Little Simon

We Are Music by Brandon Stosuy, illus. by Nick Radford (May 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0941-5), offers a kid-friendly musical history lesson, beginning with clapping and tapping, and moving through various styles and genres. Ages 1–3.

Here Come the Helpers by Leslie Kimmelman, illus. by Barbara Bakos (May 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0599-8), showcases the emergency vehicles that help make our world a better place. Ages 1–up.

Arf! Buzz! Cluck! A Rather Noisy Alphabet by Eric Seltzer, illus. by David Creighton-Pester (July 3, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1297-2). Moo! Neigh! Oink! Peep! and other animal sounds accompany the alphabet in this concept book. Ages 2–4.

What’s Inside My Lunch Box? by Hannah Eliot, illus. by Elio (July 3, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1594-2). A lift-the-flap book that’s shaped like a lunch box features an introduction to what kids eat for lunch around the world. Ages 2–4.

Boo at the Zoo by Jeffrey Burton, illus. by Emma Trithart (July 24, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2033-5), is a Halloween lift-the-flap adventure, featuring animals at the zoo dressed up to trick-or-treat. Ages 2–5.

Mon Petit Busy Day by Annette Tamarkin (Mar. 27, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1296-5). This oversize board book presents first concepts and hands-on activities. Ages 2–5.

Kat Writes a Song by Greg Foley (May 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0680-3). Kat the kind-hearted kitten has a great big song to share to make things better on a gray and rainy day. Ages 3–7.

Knock-Knock! Who’s There? A Load of Laughs and Jokes for Kids by Craig Yoe (May 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7820-5) contains more than 700 knock-knock jokes for young comedians. Ages 5–9.


Let’s Play rolls along with Let’s Play Baseball by Nancy Hall (Feb. 13, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0399-4), ages 1–up. New Books for Newborns adds I Have a Little Seedling by Cari Meister, illus. by Jenni Desmond (Apr. 10, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1002-2), ages 1–3. Celebrate the World gains Día de los muertos by Hannah Eliot, illus. by Jorge Gutierrez (July 24, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1515-7) and Ramadan by Hannah Eliot, illus. by Rashin (Apr. 3, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0635-3), ages 2–4. The Itsy Bitsy School Bus by Jeffrey Burton, illus. by Sanja Rescek (July 3, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1695-6) joins Itsy Bitsy, ages 2–4. Standroid & Dandroid by Michael Slack powers up with Standroid & Dandroid Make a Mess, ages 2–4. Wee Beasties by Ame Dyckman, illus. by Alex G. Griffiths, featuring animals doing too much of what they love, launches with Huggy the Python Hugs Too Hard (May 29, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1080-0) and Roary the Lion Roars Too Loud (May 29, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1078-7), ages 2–5.

Craftily Ever After by Martha Maker, illus. by Xindi Yan, starring craft-crazy friends, kicks off with The Un-friendship Bracelet (Mar. 27, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0907-1), Making the Band (Mar. 27, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0910-1), and Tie-Dye Disaster (June 5, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1727-4), ages 5–9. Daisy Dreamer by Holly Anna, illus. by Genevieve Santos, greets Posey, the Class Pest (July 10, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1268-2) and The Wishing-Well Spell (Apr. 3, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1265-1) ages 5–9. Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol by Andres Miedoso, illus. by Victor Rivas, presents Night of the Zombie Zookeeper (July 24, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1804-2) and Surf’s Up, Creepy Stuff! (May 29, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1801-1), ages 5–9. And Super Turbo by Lee Kirby, illus. by George O’Connor, picks up steam with Super Turbo Meets the Cat-Nappers (July 31, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1184-5) and Super Turbo vs. Wonder Pig (Feb. 27, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1181-4), ages 5–9.

Also due are additions, in various formats, to these long-running series: Adventures of Sophie Mouse, Captain Awesome, Heidi Heckelbeck, Kingdom of Wrenly, and Rider Woofson.


A Dog Named Doug by Karma Wilson, illus. by Matt Myers (June 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-4931-2). Dogs love to dig, but one dog named Doug takes digging to new heights (and depths). Ages 4–8.

Two Problems for Sophia by Jim Averbeck, illus. by Yasmeen Ismail (June 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7788-8). Sophia quickly learns her new pet comes with two giraffe-sized problems, in this sequel to One Word from Sophia. Ages 4–8.

S&S/Simon Pulse

All That I Can Fix by Crystal Chan (June 12, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0888-3). A teen boy’s world gets turned upside-down when a zoo of exotic animals takes over his small town. Ages 12–up.

From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon (June 5, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9540-0). An aspiring teen filmmaker finds her voice and falls in love, in this romantic comedy. Ages 12–up.

Letting Go of Gravity by Meg Leder (July 17, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0316-1). Parker struggles to reconnect with her twin brother, Charlie—who’s recovering from cancer—as she tries to deal with her anxiety about the future. Ages 12–up.

Lizzie by Dawn Ius (Apr. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9076-4) reimagines one of the most chilling mysteries in modern history—the story of acquitted axe murderer Lizzie Borden. Ages 12–up.

Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch (May 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0100-6) follows Addie on a whirlwind tour of the Emerald Isle, trapped in the world’s smallest vehicle with her brother and his admittedly cute, Irish-accented friend. Ages 12–up.

Four-Letter Word by Christa Desir (May 15, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9737-4). Eight friends, one game, a dozen regrets, and a night that will ruin them all, feature in this story of manipulation and innocence lost. Ages 13–17.

American Panda by Gloria Chao (Feb. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9910-1). In Chao’s debut, 17-year-old Mei’s parents want her to be a doctor and marry a Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer despite her germophobia and her crush on a Japanese classmate. Ages 14–up.

The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza by Shaun David Hutchinson (Feb. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9854-8). Sixteen-year-old Elena, the product of a virgin birth, discovers she has special powers to heal people, but the power comes at great cost. Ages 14–up.

The Dead Enders by Erin Saldin (May 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9033-7). Set during the summer in the small tourist town of Gold Fork, this tale features four teens at very different crossroads in their lives, all sharing one goal—escape Gold Fork by any means necessary. Ages 14–up.

A Kiss in the Dark by Gina Ciocca (Mar. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-3226-9). After being kissed by a mystery guy when the lights go out during a football game, Macy is determined to figure out which of three possible boys is the culprit. Ages 14–up.

Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Share Their Personal Struggles, ed. by Jessica Burkhart (Apr. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9464-9). Popular YA authors including Ellen Hopkins and Maureen Johnson recount their own experiences with mental illness, in this collection of essays. Ages 14–up.

Phoebe Will Destroy You by Blake Nelson (June 19, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8816-7) Seventeen-year-old Nick falls hard for a self-destructive girl in the beach town where he works for the summer. Ages 14–up.

The Precious Dreadful by Steven Parlato (Feb. 13, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5072-0277-7). A teenage girl decides to redefine her life in the wake of supernatural events. Ages 14–up.

Sanctuary by Caryn Lix (July 24, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0533-2). In this debut novel, prison-guard-in-training Kenzie is taken hostage by the superpowered criminal teens of the Sanctuary space station—only to have to band together with them when the station is attacked by mysterious creatures. Ages 14–up.

Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett (Apr. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7880-9). A teen girl’s way-too-ordinary life is disrupted when she’s abandoned in the wilderness with her worst adversary—the boy who broke her heart. Ages 14–up.

The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw (Mar. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9734-3). Penny gets swept up in the dark events in her town, which is supposedly haunted by three sisters killed as suspected witches 200 years ago. Ages 14–up.


Chloe Snow’s Diary issues The Year of Living Awkwardly by Emma Chastain (July 3, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8878-5), ages 12–up. Dark Tracks (Mar. 6, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-7693-6) is new to Order of Darkness by Philippa Gregory, illus. by Fred van Deelen, ages 14–up. Program by Suzanne Young picks up The Complication (Apr. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7135-0), ages 14–up. Simon True returns in 59 Hours by Johnny Kovatch (Mar. 20, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7659-1), ages 14–up. And Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld et al. concludes with Nexus (Feb. 13, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4342-5), ages 14–up.

S&S/Simon Spotlight


Crayola expands with I’m Having a Sky Blue Day! A Colorful Book About Feelings by Maggie Testa, illus. by Clair Rossiter (Feb. 20, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1528-7), and Drawing a Bridge by Cala Spinner, illus. by Tony Neal (May 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1738-0), ages 2–5. Ready-to-Read series Adventures of Zip by David Milgrim takes off with See Zip Zap (July 3, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1099-2), ages 3–5. Hotel Transylvania 3 movie tie-ins are Welcome to Drac’s Castle!, adapted by Natalie Shaw (June 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1752-6), ages 3–5; Monster Cruise! (June 5, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1768-7), ages 3–7; Drac’s in Love!, adapted by Cala Spinner (June 5, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1834-9), ages 5–7; and Hotel Transylvania 3 Movie Novelization, adapted by Stacia Deutsch (June 5, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1331-3), ages 8–12.

Mouse is back for Mouse Loves Summer by Lauren Thompson, illus. by Buket Erdogan (May 15, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2056-4), ages 3–5. My First by Alyssa Satin Capucilli welcomes My First Swim Class (Apr. 24, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0487-8), ages 3–5. Tie-ins to the animated film Sherlock Gnomes include Gnome, Sweet Gnome, illus. by Jenny Yoon (Feb. 6, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1054-1), ages 3–7; Juliet Saves the Day!, adapted by A.E. Dingee, illus. by Kelly Kennedy (Feb. 6, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1094-7), ages 5–7; and Sherlock Gnomes Movie Novelization, adapted by Mary Tillworth (Feb. 6, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2940-6; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0955-2), ages 8–12. Flower Wings by Elizabeth Dennis, illus. by Natalie Smillie, adds Marigold Fairy Makes a Friend (Feb. 20, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1173-9), ages 4–6. Living In... welcomes Living in... Russia by Jesse Burton, illus. by Tom Woolley (May 1, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1765-6), ages 5–7. New Tails from History titles are A Parrot in the Painting by Thea Feldman, illus. by Rachel Sanson (July 3, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2229-2); and A Raccoon at the White House by Rachel Dougherty, illus. by Rachel Sanson (July 3, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0541-7), ages 5–7.

Voltron Legendary Defender rolls along with Pidge’s Story by Natalie Shaw, illus. by Patrick Spaziante (May 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1511-9), and Shiro’s Story by Cala Spinner, illus. by Patrick Spaziante (May 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1830-1), ages 5–7. Science of Fun Stuff gains The Secrets of Crayola’s Cool Colors and Hot Hues by Bonnie Williams, illus. by Rob McClurkan (July 3, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1775-5), ages 6–8. Secrets of American History welcomes Fearless Flyers, Dazzle Painters, and Code Talkers! World War I by Elizabeth Dennis, illus. by Valerio Fabbretti (Feb. 6, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1051-0), ages 6–8. Roberta Gibb by Laurie Calkhoven, illus. by Monique Dong (Mar. 13, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0971-2) joins You Should Meet..., ages 6–8. Cupcake Diaries serves up Emma Catwalks and Cupcakes! by Coco Simon (May 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1735-9), ages 8–12. Sprinkle Sundays by Coco Simon, illus. by Lucy Truman, debuts with Sunday Sundaes (May 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1746-5) and Cracks in the Cone (May 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1749-6), ages 8–12. And Trollhunters gains Age of the Amulet (June 26, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5344- 1659-8) and The Book of Ga-Huel (June 26, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1713-7) by Richard Ashley Hamilton, ages 8–12.

Also due, in various formats, are additions to the following series: Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks, Batman, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Dinosaur Train, Miffy’s Adventures Big and Small, Olivia TV Tie-In, PJ Masks, Peanuts, and Teletubbies.


All That Trash by Meghan McCarthy (Feb. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7752-9). A garbage barge that can’t find a place to welcome it sparks a recycling movement in the United States. Ages 4–8.

Big Umbrella by Amy June Bates and Juniper Bates, illus. by Amy June Bates (Feb. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0658-2). Illustrator Amy June Bates makes her authorial debut alongside her 11-year-old daughter with this picture book about acceptance. Ages 4–8.

Bitty Bot’s Big Beach Getaway by Tim McCanna, illus. by Tad Carpenter (Apr. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4931-1). In this companion to Bitty Bot, the robot goes on a rhyming, deep-sea adventure with two new friends. Ages 4–8.

Bone Soup by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Tom Knight (Jul. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8608-8). Three little witches and a bunch of spooky characters come together to prepare a delicious batch of Bone Soup, in this Halloween tale based on the fable Stone Soup. Ages 4–8.

Game Changers by Lesa Cline-Ransome, illus. by James Ransome (Jul. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7684-3), depicts the childhood of Venus and Serena Williams, two of the greatest tennis players of all time. Ages 4–8.

Idea Jar by Adam Lehrhaupt, illus. by Deb Pilutti (Feb. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5166-6), is a story about a teacher’s special jar where her students keep story ideas—until they get loose. Ages 4–8.

Jinx and the Doom Fight Crime! by Lisa Mantchev, illus. by Samantha Cotterill (Feb. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6701-8). Jinx and her little brother, the Doom, are typical kids—except when they turn into superheroes and fight crime. Ages 4–8.

The Boy, the Boat, and the Beast by Samantha M. Clark (June 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1255-2). The Graveyard Book meets Hatchet in this novel about a boy who is stranded on a mysterious beach, from debut author Clark. Ages 8–12.

Curveball by Derek Jeter (Apr. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0989-7). In the fifth book in the middle grade series inspired by the life of iconic New York Yankee Derek Jeter, Derek spends the summer with his grandparents in Pequannock Township, N.J. Ages 8–12.

Lucy Castor Finds Her Sparkle by Natasha Lowe (Feb. 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0196-9). Try though she might, 10-year-old Lucy Castor can’t seem to stop the world around her from changing. Ages 8–12.

A World Below by Wesley King (Mar. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7822-9). A class field trips turns into an underground quest for survival, in this middle grade novel. Ages 8–12.

Hunger by Donna Jo Napoli (Feb. 13, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7749-9). Through the eyes of 12-year-old Lorraine, this historical novel gives insight and understanding into the Irish potato famine. Ages 12–up.

Skyhorse/Sky Pony

Dad Can Do Anything by Martin Thomas, illus. by Ag Jatkowska (Feb. 6, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-3617-7). Dad is always on hand to help Little Elephant, who isn’t tall enough to reach many things. Ages 1–3.

My Mom Is There by Martin Thomas, illus. by Ag Jatkowska (Feb. 6, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-3616-0). Mom encourages and supports Little Elephant as he tries new, sometimes scary, things. Ages 1–3.

Mabel Beecher: Future Teacher by Cari Best (July 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-2071-8). When she believes their substitute teacher isn’t up to snuff, young Mabel takes over the kindergarten class. Ages 3–5.

Daddy, Me, and the Magic Hour by Laura Krauss Melmed, illus. by Sarita Rich (May 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-0791-7). After getting home for the day and having dinner, a boy is ready for some special time outside with his father. Ages 3–6.

I Won’t Go with Strangers by Dagmar Geisler (Apr. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-3534-7). Lu declines rides from other adults she doesn’t know well, as she waits alone outside school to be picked up. Ages 3–6.

Little Dragon and the New Baby by Deborah Cuneo (Mar. 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-1268-3). Little Dragon just found out he is going to be a big brother... and he’s not happy about it. Ages 3–6.

My Feelings and Me by Holde Kreul, illus. by Dagmar Geisler (Apr. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-3533-0), explores recognizing and acknowledging feelings and the ways that we deal with them. Ages 3–6.

Scoop the Ice Cream Truck by Patricia Keeler (Apr. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-0631-6). Scoop the Ice Cream Truck thinks he needs an upgrade to compete with newer, fancier models. Ages 3–6.

Sweet Penny and the Lion by Richard Fairgray and Alexander Burke (Mar. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-3484-5). Penny discovers that being good and following the rules all the time can land you in the belly of the beast. Ages 3–6.

Swim Bark Run by Brian Boyle and Pamela Boyle, illus. by Beth Hughes (June 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-2696-3). Daisy the Bulldog wonders if she could train and compete in triathalons the way her owner does. Ages 3–6.

Five Busy Beavers by Stella Partheniou Grasso (Mar. 6, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-2145-6). Five beavers swim away from the dam one by one to play with a forest full of friends, in this rhyming, counting story. Ages 4–7.

Food Fight Fiesta: A Tale About La Tomatina by Tracey Kyle, illus. by Ana Gomez (July 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-3215-5). Every year, the town of Buñol in Spain holds La Tomatina, a grand fiesta featuring the world’s biggest food fight. Ages 5–8.

Another D for DeeDee by Bibi Belford (July 3, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-2406-8). As she struggles with diabetes and missing her dad, DeeDee must decide to stand up to her classmates and accept being an outsider, or give up her new best friend. Ages 8–12.

Buttheads from Outer Space by Jerry Mahoney (Mar. 6, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-3261-2). Two sixth graders must save Earth from the—literal—butthead aliens that have landed in the bathroom of their favorite restaurant. Ages 8–12.

Bringing Me Back by Beth Vrabel (Feb. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-2527-0). In this middle grade novel, “bad kid” Noah tackles the mistakes of his past to help save a bear—and himself. Ages 9–12.

Dear Isaac Newton, You’re Ruining My Life by Rachel Hruza (Feb. 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-2526-3). As if seventh grade isn’t hard enough, Truth Trendon learns that she has to wear a back brace to help her worsening scoliosis—and she tries to keep it a secret. Ages 9–12.

Antipodes by Michele Bacon (Apr. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-2361-0). After an incident lands her in hot water, a teen travels to New Zealand on a mission to rebuild her life. Ages 12–up.

The Art of French Kissing by Brianna Shrum (June 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-3205-6). Aspiring chef Carter competes with a cute, cocky opponent for a culinary school scholarship. Ages 12–up.

Game of Secrets by Kim Foster (May 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-1644-5). Felicity discovers she has supernatural powers and is recruited into an elite force of assassins focused on protecting Queen Victoria’s Royal Jubilee from a traitorous plot. Ages 12–up.

Interlude by Chantele Sedgwick (Feb. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-1515-8). When Mia finds out she can’t donate her kidney to save her younger sister’s life, she’s convinced she can talk their estranged birth mother into donating hers instead. Ages 12–up.

Jacked Up by Erica Sage (Apr. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-3005-2). A teen mourning his sister’s death is shipped off to Jesus camp, where he must confront the ghost of Jack Kerouac and his own dark secret.

Ride on by Gwen Cole (May 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-2993-3). In the near post-apocalyptic future, two teens are in the Wild, on the run from the Lawmen. Ages 12–up.

Soulstruck by Natasha Sinel (June 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-3118-9). Seventeen-year-old Rachel Ferguson is trying to get struck by lightning, hoping it will lead to finding her soul mate, like it did for her mother. Ages 12–up.

The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the Best Burger in Los Angeles) by Amy Spalding (Apr. 3, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-2766-3). During a summer internship at her favorite boutique, Abby falls for the girl who is competing with her for a job. Ages 12–up.

Boomerang by Helene Dunbar (Mar. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-1321-5). A teen who was assumed kidnapped returns to the hometown he resolved never to see again. Ages 14–up.

The Harper Effect by Taryn Bashford (May 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-2665-9). Tennis star Harper is torn between the boy from her past and a new tennis phenom she trains with on the court. Ages 14–up.

The Letting Go by Deborah Markus (July 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-3405-0). When Emily thinks she’s the common link between people in her life who have been murdered, she sequesters herself at a private boarding school. Ages 14–up.

Ten After Closing by Jessica Bayliss (June 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-3207-0). This YA thriller is told in alternating points of view and time frames. Ages 14–up.

The Unbinding of Mary Reade by Miriam McNamara (Mar. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-2705-2). A girl disguises herself as a boy to sail with the infamous pirates Anne Bonny and Calico Jack, in this novel inspired by true events. Ages 14–up.

When the Beat Drops by Anna Hecker (May 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-3333-6). Seventeen-year-old Mira is determined to go to a prestigious jazz conservatory, until she falls in love with EDM, deejaying, and a gorgeous promoter. Ages 14–up.


Touch the Earth by Julian Lennon and Bart Davis, illus. by Smiljana Coh, rolls along with Heal the Earth (Apr. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-2853-0), ages 3–6. New to Lucy’s Lab is The Colossal Fossil Fiasco by Michelle Houts, illus. by Elizabeth Zechel (Feb. 6, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-1071-9), ages 7–9. Project Droid reveals Give a ’Bot a Bone by Nancy Krulik and Amanda Burwasser, illus. by Mike Moran (Mar. 6, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-2655-0), ages 7–9. Changed History ramps up with Thrilling Thieves: Liars, Cheats, and Double-Crossers Who Changed History by Brianna Dumont (May 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-0169-4), ages 9–12. Pack of Dorks gains Super Dorks by Beth Vrabel (May 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-3144-8), ages 9–12. Swirl grows with Salted Caramel Dreams by Jackie Nastri Bardenwerper (Feb. 6, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-3010-6), ages 9–12. Alpha Goddess by Amalie Howard welcomes Dark Goddess by (Feb. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-0989-8), ages 12–up. And YA fantasy series Sleight by Jennifer Sommersby debuts with Sleight (Apr. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-3208-7), ages 12–up.

Sleeping Bear

Dirty Birdies by Jennifer Gordon Sattler (Feb. 15, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-389-6). A Dirty Birdy finds friends to join him in the mud, in this counting book. Ages 1–4.

A Horse Named Jack by Linda Vander Heyden, illus. by Petra Brown (Apr. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-395-7). A bored horse gets into trouble as he wanders off the farm, looking for some company. Ages 1–4.

Jungle Gym by Jennifer Gordon Sattler (Feb. 15, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-390-2). Friends on the playground demonstrate everyday early concepts like up/down. Ages 1–4.

Pippa and Percival, Pancake and Poppy: Four Peppy Puppies by Deborah Diesen, illus. by Grace Zong (Mar. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-386-5). Four curious puppies have a lot of fun on their adventure until they encounter a cat. Ages 1–4.

My Red Velvet Cape by Dana Sullivan (Feb. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-393-3). Mateo thinks his grandmother is bringing him a red velvet cape, but she brings a red velvet cake instead. Ages 4–7.

Be a Good Dragon by Kurt Cyrus (Feb. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-383-4). A sick dragon creates havoc in the community until a Wizard can come to the rescue and cure him. Ages 4–8.

An Extraordinary Ordinary Moth by Karlin Gray, illus. by Steliyana Doneva (Mar. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-372-8). Feeling quite ordinary, a plain gray moth sadly compares itself to its more exotic kin. Ages 4–8.

Good Night, Forest by Denise Brennan-Nelson, illus. by Marco Bucci (Apr. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-388-9), bids good night to flora and fauna in the forest. Ages 4–8.

May I Come In? by Marsha Diane Arnold, illus. by Jennie Poh (Feb. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-394-0). Afraid to be home alone during a thunderstorm, Raccoon takes shelter with a kind neighbor. Ages 4–8.

Mela and the Elephant by Dow Phumiruk, illus. by Ziyue Chen (Mar. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-998-0). In this fable, Mela learns to do kind things for others and not expect anything in return. Ages 4–8.

The Princess and the Café on the Moat by Margie Markarian, illus. by Chloe Douglass (Mar. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-397-1). A bored princess wanders outside the castle and finds a way to serve her community and find her purpose in giving back. Ages 4–8.

Seed Man by Aiko Ikegami (Mar. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-379-7). A mysterious stranger plants magical seeds, and a tree grows bearing “fruit” in the form of items for people in need. Ages 4–8.

Write On, Irving Berlin! by Leslie Kimmelman (May 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-380-3) profiles the composer from his childhood as an immigrant in New York City through his early career successes. Ages 6–10.

Hardscrabble by Sandra Dallas (Mar. 15, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-58536-375-9). In 1910, after losing their Iowa farm, the Martin family moves to Mingo, Colo., to start anew. Ages 9–11.


Sleeping Bear Alphabet Books grows with A Is for Astronaut: Blasting Through the Alphabet by Clayton C. Anderson, illus. by Scott Brundage (Mar. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-396-4) and W Is for Welcome: A Celebration of America’s Diversity by Brad Herzog, illus. by various artists (Apr. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-402-2), ages 6–10. And Horace J. Edwards and the Time Keepers lands The Search for the Lost Prophecy by William Meyer (Mar. 15, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-983-6), ages 9–12.

Soho Teen

Bobby Sky: Boy Band or Die by Joe Shine (May 8, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-61695-841-1). A rambunctious teenager trained as a top-secret guardian must join a famous boy band to protect his charge. Ages 14–up.

Your Robot Dog Will Die by Arin Greenwood (Apr. 17, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-61695-839-8). In a near-future world where dogs are all but extinct and have been replaced with robotic versions, a teenage girl discovers a real puppy and finds herself unable to let it go. Ages 14–up.

Sourcebooks Fire

Now a Major Motion Picture by Cori McCarthy (Apr. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-5238-0). Iris is determined to shut down production of the high-fantasy movie based on the famous books by her grandmother. But the more time she spends on set, the more she accepts the story that she’s avoided her whole life. Ages 12–17.

How You Ruined My Life by Jeff Strand (Apr. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-6202-0). A sixteen-year-old kid in a punk rock band learns that his rich prankster cousin will be staying with him for three months. Ages 13–17.

August and Everything After by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski (May 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-5715-6). Quinn finds love while coping with her best friend’s death and trying to determine her post-high school path. Ages 14–17.

Copycat by Hannah Jayne (July 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-4739-3). When the events in Addison’s favorite book series start happening in real life, it leads to a murder that turns her world upside down. Ages 14–17.

The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls by Jessica Spotswood (June 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-2219-2). Four sisters face a summer that will challenge their love for each other and change their lives. Ages 14–17.

Out of Left Field by Kris Hui Lee (May 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-6385-0). When her best friend gets injured on the pitcher’s mound, Marnie must fill in and earn her spot as the only girl on a guy’s team. Ages 14–17.

The Secrets We Bury by Stacie Ramey (Mar. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-5420-9). Seventeen-year-old Dylan hikes the Appalachian Trail to escape his family, learning to trust others and face his secrets along the way. Ages 14–17.

What They Don’t Know by Nicole Maggi (July 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-0359-7). Mellie made the difficult decision to terminate her unwanted pregnancy after being raped, a secret she kept from her politician father and conservative family. Ages 14–17.

You Will Be Mine by Natasha Preston (Feb. 6, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-5432-2). Layla and her friends start receiving love notes from a secret admirer whose words of adoration become deadly. Ages 14–17.

Doing It by Hannah Witton (July 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-6503-8). Vlogger Hannah Witton presents honest and sometimes humorous anecdotes, confessions, and revelations about sex, in this resource for teens. Ages 14–up.

What You Left Me by Bridget Morrissey (June 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-5551-0). Two high school seniors meet for the first time at graduation and instantly connect. But when an accident leaves Martin comatose, Petra helps piece together the fragments of his life. Ages 14–up.


Storymakers by Betsy Schow offers Banished (Feb. 6, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-3602-1), ages 12–17. Bone Witch reveals The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco (Mar. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-3585-7), ages 14–17. Brooklyn Brujas adds Bruja Born by Zoraida Cordova (June 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-5065-2), ages 14–17. Follow Me Back issues Tell Me No Lies by A.V. Geiger (June 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-4825-3), ages 14–17. And the Empirium Trilogy, a YA fantasy series by Claire Legrand, launches with Furyborn (May 22, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-5662-3), ages 14–up.

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

Animobiles: Animals on the Mooove by Maddie Frost (May 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-5671-5) features the antics of such animal-vehicle hybrids as a tiger-train, bear-bus, and subway-snake. Ages 3–6.

Sweet Dreaming by Julia Rawlinson, illus. by Nicole Wong (July 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-3442-3). A mother helps her child fall asleep by encouraging her to use her imagination. Ages 3–6.

P Is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever by Raj Haldar and Chris Carpenter, illus. by Maria Beddia (July 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-6393-5), focuses on how to pronounce difficult words that have silent letters or otherwise don’t adhere to standard phonics rules. Ages 4–8.

Scientist, Scientist, Who Do You See? by Chris Ferrie (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-5618-0). This parody of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Eric Carle provides biographical information about scientists who have shaped the world. Ages 4–8.

Seven Bad Cats by Monique Bonneau (June 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-5710-1). A band of bad cats stows away on a girl’s small boat and wreaks havoc on her voyage. Ages 4–8.

Inky the Octopus: Bound for Glory by Erin Guendelsberger (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-5414-8) is inspired by the true story of an octopus that escaped from the National Aquarium of New Zealand, seeking freedom in the ocean. Ages 4–10.

Frederik Sandwich and the Earthquake That Couldn’t Possibly Be by Kevin John Scott (Feb. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-4853-6). In this series starter, 11-year-old Frederik investigates a mysterious earthquake in his town with the help of a new friend. Ages 8–12.

The Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee by Deborah Abela (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-6211-2). Spelling genius India Wimple works hard and overcomes her stage fright to make it to the finals of the Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee. Ages 8–12.

Katie Cox vs. the Boy Band by Marianne Levy (June 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-4608-2). Overnight singing sensation Katie Cox faces haters and rivals for the spotlight as she prepares for her first concert. Ages 10–14.


Baby University by Chris Ferrie grows with ABCs of Biology (July 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-7114-5), ABCs of Space (June 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-7112-1), Astrophysics for Babies (June 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-7113-8), Evolution for Babies (July 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-7115-2), Nuclear Physics for Babies (May 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-7117-6), Organic Chemistry for Babies (May 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-7116-9), and Quantum Computing for Babies (Apr. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-7118-3), ages 1–3. Young Historians welcomes Good Grief, Georgia O’Keeffe! by Misti Kenison (July 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-5253-3), ages 1–3. Sesame Street Scribbles issues Kindness Makes the World Go Round by Sesame Workshop (Apr. 1, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-6056-9), ages 3–7. Paul Thurlby ABC City Books by Paul Thurlby presents L Is for London (Apr. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-6093-4), ages 4–8. How to Catch... continues with How to Catch a Mermaid by Adam Wallace, illus. by Andy Elkerton (July 1, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-6247-1) ages 4–10. Joining Little Legends by Tom Percival are The Secret Mountain (Apr. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-6570-0) and The Story Tree (Apr. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-6573-1), ages 7–10.

Middle grade series Doughnut Fix debuts with The Doughnut Fix by Jessie Janowitz (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-5541-1), ages 8–12. Ruby Starr by Deborah Lytton adds The Fantastic Library Rescue and Other Major Plot Twists (May 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-4580-1), ages 8–12. Soccer Sisters by Andrea Montalbano snags One on One (Apr. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-4487-3), ages 8–12. And Fairy Tale Reform School offers Switched by Jen Calonita (Mar. 6, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-5164-2), ages 10–13.


But Not Forever by Jan Von Schleh (June 12, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-943006-58-8). This YA time travel fantasy follows the fates of two identical girls living 120 years apart—Sonnet in 2015 and Emma in 1895—who mysteriously switch places in time. Ages 13–up.

Spinning Wheel


The Tales of Moons-Light fantasy series begins with Elvia and the Gift of Feeling Deeply by Ruthy Ballard (June 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-0-9978532-1-6), ages 9–12.


Don’t Feed the Bear by Kathleen Doherty, illus. by Chip Wass (Apr. 3, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1979-7). A bear and a park ranger battle over campers leaving food out in the park, until they both end up losing and call a truce. Ages 2–5.

Help Find Frank by Anne Bollman (May 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2678-8). Readers use clues and maps to help find Frank the French bulldog after he gets lost. Ages 3–7.

But the Bear Came Back by Tammi Sauer, illus. by Dan Taylor (Apr. 3, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2098-4). No matter how many times a grouchy boy tries to tell a friendly, persistent bear to go away, he keeps coming back—until, one day, he doesn’t. Ages 3–up.

Daddies Do by Lezlie Evans, illus. by Elisa Ferro (May 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2171-4). A group of animal daddies demonstrate all the things that dads do best. Ages 3–up.

Diva Delores and the Opera House Mouse by Laura Sassi, illus. by Rebecca Gerlings (Mar. 6, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2200-1). A mouse in the opera house helps a disrespectful diva learn some manners. Ages 3–up.

Nature’s Lullaby Fills the Night by Dee Leone, illus. by Bali Engel (Feb. 6, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2139-4), is a bedtime book focusing on the sounds of nature as night falls. Ages 3–up.

A Campfire Tail by Sarah Glenn Marsh, illus. by Ana Gomez (May 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1993-3). On his first day at Camp Wildwood, Dragon finds friendship, even though he doesn’t fit in with the other campers. Ages 4–8.

Gloria’s Voice: The Story of Gloria Steinem—Feminist, Activist, Leader by Aura Lewis (Mar. 6, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2666-5). This picture-book biography follows Steinem from childhood through her political awakening and beyond. Ages 4–up.

Selfie Sebastian by Sarah Glenn Marsh, illus. by Florence Weiser (Mar. 6, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2129-5). A fox travels everywhere from the Grand Canyon to the moon on a quest to take the perfect selfie. Ages 4–up.

Up in the Leaves: The True Story of the Central Park Treehouses by Shira Boss, illus. by Jamey Christoph (Mar. 6, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2071-7), tells the story of Bob Redman, who took refuge from the noise and the crowds of New York City in Central Park in the late 1970s and ’80s, where he covertly built a series of treehouses. Ages 5–8.

Albie Newton by Josh Funk, illus. by Ester Garay (May 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2258-2). Albie Newton, child genius, enters preschool with a plan for making friends that turns into a disaster. Ages 5–9.

What’s on Your Plate? Exploring the World of Food by Whitney Stewart, illus. by Christiane Engel (Mar. 6, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2672-6). Photographs, illustrations, and recipes showcase the food culture of 14 countries, from Brazil and Spain to Morocco, India, and China. Ages 5–9.

The Haunted Serpent by Dora M. Mitchell (June 5, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2785-3). Spaulding Meriwether, the new kid in school and son of questionable television ghost hunters, investigates strange happenings, including his friends coming back to life. Ages 8–12.


806 by Cynthia Weil (Mar. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-939100-14-6). Three very different teens discover that they are donor siblings and take a multi-state road trip to find their biological father. Ages 13–17.

Surface Tension by Mike Mullin (May 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-939100-16-0). Junior bike racer Jake must prove to the FBI that he had nothing to do with a mysterious plane crash, while ducking the assassination attempts on his life by the daughter of a domestic terrorist group’s leader. Ages 13–up.


Big Brown Bear’s Cave by Yuval Zommer (Mar. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9646-7). What will Bear do when he fills his cave so full of stuff that there’s no room at all—even for his friends? Ages 3–7.

Duck Gets a Job by Sonny Ross (June 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9896-6). A career-minded duck conveys an important message about finding one’s own way. Ages 3–7.

Sun by Sam Usher (June 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9949-9). A boy and his grandfather set off for adventure on a scorching hot day, in this companion to Snow and Rain. Ages 3–7.


Ballad for a Mad Girl by Vikki Wakefield (June 12, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-925355-29-1). Grace sees visions, and as she deals with grief over her mother’s death, she also unravels the mystery of a girl who vanished 20 years ago.

Ages 14–up.

The Undercurrent by Paula Weston (July 10, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-925498-23-3) is a paranormal futuristic thriller that features a teen romance for a girl who can generate and control electricity. Ages 14–up.


The Wilder Trilogy by Mark Smith rolls along with Wilder Country (Apr. 17, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-925498-53-0), ages 14–up.

Tales 4 All


Treebob welcomes The Treebobs and Air Rena by Declan Harney (June 1, board book, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-9955971-4-3), ages 4–8.

Thames & Hudson

The Big Book of the Blue by Yuval Zommer (July 24, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65119-3) reveals the world of underwater animals. Ages 1–7.

My Worst Book Ever by Allan Ahlberg, illus. by Bruce Ingman (Apr. 17, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65090-5), lays out all the things that can go wrong when trying to create a picture book. Ages 4–8.

Chineasy for Children: Learn 100 Words by ShaoLan, illus. by Noma Bar (July 10, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65121-6), presents young language learners with easy-to-learn words in Chinese. Ages 5–8.

Mice in the City: London (Mar. 20, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65129-2) and Mice in the City: New York (Mar. 20, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65128-5) by Ami Shin. Busy mice lead readers through the most famous landmarks of these cities via oversize, detailed illustrations. Ages 5–10.


No! I Won’t Go to School by Alonso Nuñez, illus. by Bruna Assis Brasil, trans. by Dave Morrison (July 10, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-646-6), addresses the anxiety a child has before the first day of school. Ages 1–6.

Rubio and Julienne: A Sweet and Cheesy Tale by Dan Paley, illus. by Lauren Gallegos (June 5, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-487-5). Rubio, son of a cheese shop owner, and Julienne, daughter of a fruit shop owner, are forbidden to see each other. Ages 1–8.

Astronaut Annie by Suzanne Slade, illus. by Nicole Tadgell (Mar. 6, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-523-0). On career day, Annie reveals her out-of-this-world dream to everyone. Ages 5–8.

Sylvia Rose and the Cherry Tree by Sandy Shapiro-Hurt, illus. by Xindi Yan (Feb. 6, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-527-8). Sylvia Rose uproots her favorite cherry tree to travel the world together, but back home, the animals begin to suffer without the food and shelter of their tree. Ages 5–8.

Masterpiece Robot: And the Ferocious Valerie Knick Knack! by Frank Tra, illus. by Rebecca Evans (Apr. 3, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-518-6). Through a vivid imagination, Laura—a.k.a. Masterpiece Robot—transforms her backyard into a dystopian city. Ages 7–11.

The Acadia Files: Summer Investigations by Katie Coppens, illus. by Holly Hatam (June 12, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-601-5). Acadia’s scientist parents encourage her to use the scientific method to discover the answers to questions she has about the world around her. Ages 8–12.

Moth and Wasp, Soil and Ocean: Remembering Chinese Scientist Pu Zhelong by Sigrid Schmalzer, illus. by Melanie Linden Chan (Feb. 6, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-404-2), pays tribute to 1960s Chinese scientist Zhelong through the memories of a farm boy who, inspired by Zhelong, became a scientist himself. Ages 8–12.


Tilbury House Nature Book offers The World Never Sleeps by Natalie Rompella, illus. by Carol Schwartz (July 2, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-561-2), ages 1–8. And How Nature Works delivers Don’t Mess with Me: The Strange Lives of Venomous Sea Creatures by Paul Erickson (Apr. 17, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-551-3), ages 8–12.

Time Inc. Books


Sports Illustrated Kids Rookie Books rounds out the roster with My First Book of Lacrosse: A Rookie Book: Mostly Everything Explained About the Game by the editors of Sports Illustrated Kids (Apr. 17, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-68330-078-6). ages 3–6. Animal Planet Chapter Books ramps up with Dolphins! (May 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68330-077-9; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-68330-853-9) and Horses! by Animal Planet (May 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68330-076-2; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-68330-852-2), ages 7–up. America Handbooks, a Time for Kids Series reveals Our Nation’s Documents: The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, Gettysburg Address, Emancipation Proclamation, and More! (May 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68330-071-7; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68330-848-5), ages 8–up. Big Book of Who adds Women Athletes Who Rule! The 101 Stars Every Fan Needs to Know by the editors of Sports Illustrated Kids (June 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68330-073-1), ages 8–up. Fanbook gains The Baseball Fanbook: Everything You Need to Know to Become a Hardball Know-It-All by Gary Gramling and the editors of Sports Illustrated Kids (Apr. 3, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68330-069-4), ages 8–up. Time Heroes of History takes off with Alexander Hamilton: Life Stories of Extraordinary Americans (June 5, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68330-075-5; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68330-850-8) and George Washington: Life Stories of Extraordinary Americans (June 5, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68330-074-8; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68330-849-2) ages 10–up.



Giggle and Learn grows with Snails Are Just My Speed! Toon Level 1 by Kevin McCloskey (May 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-943145-27-0), ages 3–6.

Toon Graphics

The Dragon Slayer: Folktales from Latin America (Apr. 3, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-943145-28-7; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-943145-29-4) and La Matadragones: Cuentos de Latinoamarica (Apr. 3, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-943145-30-0; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-943145-31-7) by Jaime Hernandez. In his children’s book debut, Love and Rockets creator Hernandez transforms beloved myths into contemporary comics.

Ages 8–12.

Top Shelf

Ward’s Valley by Bobby Curnow, illus. by Brenda Hickey (Apr. 17, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-60309-424-5). A grumpy gnome tries to protect his forest from being overcrowded with animals and invading humans. Ages 12–up.


Johnny Boo returns in Johnny Boo and the Ice Cream Computer by James Kochalka (June 19, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-60309-435-1), ages 7–10. And Jekyll Island Chronicles continues with A Devil’s Reach by Steve Nedvidek et al., illus. by Moses Nester (May 29, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-60309-426-9), ages 13–17.


Boonoonoonous Hair by Olive Senior, illus. by Laura James (Feb. 15, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-926890-07-4). A black girl learns to love her difficult-to-manage hair. Ages 5–8.


Anne’s Colors: Inspired by Anne of Green Gables (May 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6284-3) and Anne’s Numbers: Inspired by Anne of Green Gables (May 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6285-0), illus. by Kelly Hill, begin a line of early concept books inspired by L.M. Montgomery’s classic novel. Ages 1–3.

Great Dog by Davide Cali, illus. by Miguel Tanco (May 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-101-91917-0). A pup and his father contemplate his grand future while looking at other great dogs in their family. Ages 3–7.

Petra by Marianna Coppo (Feb. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6267-6). Petra the rock imagines she can be anything—a mountain, an island, or even an egg. Ages 3–7.

Red Sky at Night by Elly MacKay (May 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-101-91783-1) crafts popular sayings about the weather into a story about a family’s adventures on a fishing trip. Ages 3–7.

Backyard Fairies by Phoebe Wahl (Mar. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-101-91914-9). A girl in search of fairies in her house and yard can’t see them—but readers can. Ages 4–8.

The Golden Glow by Benjamin Flouw (May 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6412-0). Nature-loving Fox goes in search of a rare and mysterious plant while observing the world around him. Ages 4–8.

If a Horse Had Words by Kelly Cooper, illus. by Lucy Eldridge (June 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-101-91872-2). This story told from a horse’s point-of-view follows the horse’s relationship with a boy from the day she is born, to the day she and the boy are reunited at a rodeo, where she has become a bronc and he a cowboy. Ages 4–8.

The Magician’s Secret by Zachary Hyman (Apr. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77049-894-5). Charlie loves hearing about his grandfather’s magical adventures, but his parents try to convince him that they’re all just stories. Ages 5–8.

The Strange and Deadly Portraits of Bryony Gray by E. Latimer (Feb. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-101-91928-6). Bryony Gray’s paintings seem to make people disappear, in this middle-grade novel inspired by The Picture of Dorian Gray. Ages 10–up.


Juniper Hollow debuts with Fox and Raccoon by Lesley-Anne Green (June 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-101-91796-1), ages 3–7. And Narwhal and Jelly are back for Peanut Butter and Jelly by Ben Clanton (Mar. 27, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6245-4), ages 6–9.

Tyndale Kids

The Push by Patrick Gray, illus. by Justin Skeesuck and Matt Waresak (Apr. 3, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4964-2880-6). Two best friends—John, who is wheelchair-bound, and Marcus, who pushes John’s wheelchair for him—go on many adventures as a team. Ages 5–8.

Univ. of Minnesota

Fearless Ivan and His Faithful Horse Double-Hump: A Russian Folk Tale by Pyotr Yershov, retold by Jack Zipes (Apr. 24, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-5179-0482-1), recasts the magical story of a simple peasant boy who defeats a cruel tsar with the help of his loyal pony. Ages 10–up.

Univ. of South Carolina


Young Palmetto Books gains The Freedom Ship of Robert Smalls by Louise Meriwether, illus. by Jonathan Green (Feb. 15, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-61117-855-5), and Little Orange Honey Hood: A Carolina Folktale by Lisa Anne Cullen (May 15, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-61117-847-0), ages 8–12.



Dystopian adventure series ISAN launches with ISAN: International Sensory Assassin Network by Mary Ting (May 1, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-944109-56-1), ages 13–up. And paranormal thriller duology Beneath the Lighthouse begins with Beneath the Lighthouse by Julieanne Lynch (June 26, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-944109-18-9), ages 14–up.

What on Earth

The Illinois Chronicles: Unfold the History of Illinois—From the Birth of the State 200 Years Ago to the Present Day! by Mark Skipworth (Feb. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-9955770-1-5) is a 4.5-foot timeline featuring 100 key moments that shaped the State of Illinois from 1818 to 2018. Ages 6–14.


Explorer by Christopher Lloyd, illus. by Andy Forshaw, expands with Bugs! (Apr. 16, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-9955770-6-0) and Dinosaurs! (Apr. 16, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-9955770-5-3), ages 7–11.


Stand Beautiful by Chloe Howard (June 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76495-3; paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76513-4) encourages children to embrace their uniqueness and celebrate the differences in others. Ages 4–8.

Unstoppable Me by Adam Dirks with Bethany Hamilton (May 7, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76497-7). Makana the surfing lion finds courage and discovers the importance of never giving up. Ages 4–8.

Right on Track: Run, Race, Believe by Sanya Richards-Ross (Feb. 27, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76090-0). The track and field champion shares her experiences and advice with teens on what it takes to achieve impossible dreams, stay grounded in the face of success, and take wins and losses in stride. Ages 13–17.

Be Unstoppable by Bethany Hamilton (June 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76485-4). Champion surfer Hamilton shares insights alongside more than 60 photos from her documentary, Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable. Ages 13–up.

The If in Life: How to Get off the Sidelines and into the End Zone by Rashad Jennings (May 8, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76596-7). NFL running back and Dancing with the Stars champion Jennings shares his experiences, imparts practical advice, and encourages readers to follow their dreams. Ages 13–up.

Let’s Be Real: Living Life as an Open and Honest You by Natasha Bure (Mar. 27, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76308-6). Singer, model, and YouTube celebrity Bure advises on beauty, boyfriends, faith, stress, and having fun with girlfriends, through her personal experiences. 14–17.


Berenstain Bears: Living Lights builds with The Berenstain Bears Father’s Day Blessings by Mike Berenstain (Mar. 27, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-310-74923-3) and The Berenstain Bears Truth About Gossip by Jan and Mike Berenstain (May 8, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76575-2), ages 4–8. I Can Read! Berenstain Bears: Living Lights greets The Berenstain Bears Play a Fair Game by Stan and Jan Berenstain, with Mike Berenstain (Mar. 13, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76024-5), ages 4–8. Faithgirlz: Lena in the Spotlight takes center stage with Shining Night by Alena Pitts and Wynter Pitts (Apr. 24, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76061-0), ages 8–12. And Faithgirlz: Princess in Camo by Missy Robertson and Mia Robertson offers Allie’s Bayou Rescue (Feb. 27, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76247-8) and Running from Reality (Feb. 27, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76250-8) ages 8–12.