Fabled Films

Pippa Park Raises Her Game by Erin Yun (Feb. 4, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-944020-26-2). A Korean-American girl has a chance to reinvent herself in this story about middle-school friendship and peer pressure, inspired by Great Expectations. Ages 10–13.


Joining Grow & Read Early Readers, Level 1 is The Nocturnals: The Best Burp by Tracey Hecht, illus. by Josie Yee (Apr. 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-944020-32-3), ages 4–6. And Grow & Read Early Readers, Level 3 adds The Nocturnals: The Weeping Wombat by Hecht, illus. by Yee (May 5, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-944020-34-7), ages 6–8.


100 First Words for Little CEOs by Cheryl Sturm, illus. by Kyle Kershner (Mar. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-220-1), rounds up words to prepare “business-minded babies” for their future roles as CEOs. Ages 1–4.

What Is a Family? by Annette Griffin, illus. by Nichola Cowdery (May 1, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-244-7), introduces animal families and groupings. Ages 1–5.

Flamingo Flamenco by Brooke Jorden, illus. by Alex Zhdanov (Apr. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-235-5), imagines animals’ preferred dance moves. Ages 2–5.

How to Potty Train a Dinosaur by Alycia Pace (Apr. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-240-9) outlines the process of potty-training a young dino. Ages 2–5.

Monsters Don’t Wear Underpants by Isaac Stewart (Aug. 1, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-305-5). In this lift-the-flap tale, a monster refuses to don his underpants—until fellow monsters intervene. Ages 2–5.

Monster Train by Savanna Covelli (Aug. 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-304-8). Monsters introduce the alphabet in this book that folds out into a train. Ages 3–5.

Five Sisters by Stephanie Campisi, illus. by Madalina Andronic (May 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-157-0). A man carves five wooden dolls that come alive to give him and his wife the family they’ve dreamed of. Ages 3–8.

Over in the Woodland: A Mythological Counting Journey by Nicole Abreu and Shar Abreu, illus. by Susanna Covelli (Aug. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-241-6), encourages readers to count creatures in mythological lands and find a hiding baby griffin on each page. Ages 3–8.

She Leads by June Smalls, illus. by Yumi Shimokawara (Apr. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-232-4), pays tribute to an elephant matriarch and her legacy of strength and compassion. Ages 3–8.

Animals Mate: A Book About Where Babies Come From by Emily Farranto (June 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-245-4) introduces the topic of reproduction by revealing animals’ mating rituals. Ages 5–8.


The Baby Babbles Series debuts with Baby Babbles B! by C. Hope Flinchbaugh, illus. by David Miles (June 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-303-1), ages 1–2. Little Hands Signing offers Nita’s Day by Kathy MacMillan, illus. by Sara Brezzi (Mar. 1, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-148-8), ages 1–3. New Lit for Little Hands titles by Brooke Jorden, illus. by Olga Skomorokhova, are A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Apr. 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-239-3) and Anne of Green Gables (Apr. 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-192-1), ages 3–8. Language Is Fun! picks up The Mighty Silent E by Kimberlee Gard, illus. by Sandie Sonke (Aug. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-247-8), ages 5–8. And Trouble with Friends (But I Get By, Big Time!) by Raun Melmed and Caroline Bliss Larsen, illus. by Arief Kriembonga (Apr. 1, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64170-234-8), is a new Marvin’s Monster Diary, ages 8–12.


Who Stole the Sun? by Clair Georgelli (May 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-913060-00-8). After the sun goes missing, villagers try to discover why. Ages 3–5.


Joining Jules Verne’s Adventure Stories are From the Earth to the Moon: Or a Cannon for Peace (June 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-916409-15-6) and Journey to the Centre of the Earth: Or a Planet Full of Secrets (June 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-916409-18-7) by Verne, illus. by Iris Samartzi, ages 5–7.

Fitzhenry & Whiteside

Cooper Clark and the Dragon Lady by Valerie Sherrard (Mar. 30, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-55455-462-1). In this illustrated story, Cooper’s new after-school caregiver may have a dragon living in her basement. Ages 8–11.

Five Mile


The Wiggles dance along in Emma’s Ballet Alphabet (Apr. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-76068-495-2), ages 3–5.


Dudley’s Day at Home by Karen Kaufman Orloff, illus. by Renee Andriani (Apr. 1, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-947277-26-7). Max imagines the human activities that his dog Dudley engages in while the family is not at home. Ages 3–5.


Babbit and Joan, a Rabbit and a Phone by Denise Turu (Apr. 14, $17, ISBN 978-1-947888-20-3). Since local phones are going on strike, Babbit tells his phone, Joan, to rest while he goes on a tech-free adventure. Ages 3–7.

Binkle’s Time to Fly by Sharmila Collins, illus. by Carolina Rabei (Feb. 4, $17, ISBN 978-1-947888-22-7). With help from his pals, a butterfly born with damaged wings discovers there’s more than one way to fly. Ages 3–7.

Crocodile’s Crossing: A Search for Home by Yoeri Slegers (Apr. 14, $17, ISBN 978-1-947888-21-0). Forced to flee his homeland, Crocodile finds a community of mice who welcome him and his family. Ages 3–7.

Flying Frog

America’s 50 States: Maps, Flags, Dates, and Fun Facts! (Mar. 10, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-5423-0) is an illustrated guide to data, trivia, and unique features of each state. Ages 5–8.

Free Spirit

Me and You and the Universe by Bernardo Marçolla (Mar. 31, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-522-5) aims to teach readers about the importance of connecting with themselves, with others, and with nature. Ages 3–8.

Sometimes When I’m Sad by Deborah Serani, illus. by Kyra Teis (Apr. 28, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-382-5), offers a story to help children recognize and cope with sadness and depression. Ages 4–8.


Learning About Me & You concludes with I Calm Down by Cheri J. Meiners, illus. by Penny Weber (Apr. 28, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-63198-455-6), ages 2–4. And Best Behavior gains Waiting Is Not Forever by Elizabeth Verdick, illus. by Marieka Heinlen
(Apr. 28, $11.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-63198-469-3), ages 4–7.

Gauthier/Hungry Goat

The Cat vs. the Raven by Elizabeth Gauthier (May 26, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-942314-60-8; $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-942314-63-9) imagines what would happen if a hat-wearing cat were the editor for Poe’s The Raven. Ages 4–8.


The Night Jar’s Promise by Barbara Casey (Apr. 22, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-942314-61-5; $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-942314-69-1) concludes F.I.G. Mysteries, ages 14–up.

Gibbs Smith

I’ll Walk with You by Carol Lynn Pearson, illus. by Jane Sanders (Mar. 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-5395-0), presents a poem about loving and accepting others. Ages 3–8.

Seek & Find Biomes: Tundra, Alpine, Forest, Rainforest, Savanna, Grassland, Desert, Freshwater & Marine by Jorrien Peterson (Apr. 7, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-5403-2) introduces nine unique biomes via facts, questions, and illustrations. Ages 4–10.

The Llamacorn Cookbook by Barbara Beery (Apr. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-5420-9). The one-horned Llamacorn serves up 45 recipes, both savory and sweet. Ages 7–10.

I Love the Mountains by Kevin and Haily Meyers (Mar. 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-5318-9). This campfire song celebrates nature. Ages up to 3.


BabyLit grows with C Is for Camping (Mar. 24, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4236-5356-1) and Y Is for Yoga (Mar. 24, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4236-5431-5), illus. by Greg Paprocki; Little Naturalists: Ansel Adams and His Camera (Mar. 10, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4236-5430-8) and Little Naturalists: Johnny Appleseed (Mar. 10, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4236-5429-2) by Kate Coombs, illus. by Seth Lucas; Little Poet Lewis Carroll: Silly Time (Mar. 10, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4236-5428-5) and Little Poet Robert Frost: Two Roads (Mar. 10, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4236-5427-8) by Coombs, illus. by Carme Lemniscates; and Swan Lake: My First Ballet Book by Jennifer Adams, illus. by Corey Egbert (Mar. 10, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4236-5357-8), ages up to 3.


Hey Little Rockabye: A Lullaby for Pet Adoption by Buffy Sainte-Marie, illus. by Ben Hodson (May 12, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-482-2). Inspired by Sainte-Marie’s new song about animal rescues, this book centers on a girl who wants to adopt the puppy she sees being taken to a shelter. Ages 3–7.

Grandparents by Chema Heras, illus. by Rosa Osuna (May 5, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-566-9). In a Spanish village, a loving grandfather persuades a grandmother to attend a dance with him. Ages 3–8.

Little Bear’s Treasure by Stella Dreis (June 2, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-653-6). While hunting for treasures in the natural world, Little Bear finds a true friend in Little Bird. Ages 3–8.

Stay, Little Seed by Cristiana Valentini, illus. by Philip Giordano (Apr. 7, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-646-8). Each year when the wind blows, a tree’s seeds sail away to a mysterious place—until one seed decides to stay. Ages 3–8.

Peter and the Tree Children by Peter Wohlleben, illus. by Cale Atkinson (Apr. 21, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-457-0). A forester and a squirrel discover secrets about the forest and how to help it grow. Ages 4–8.

When My Dad Went to the Jungle by Gusti, illus. by Anne Decis (June 16, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-670-3). Back home, a boy records his father’s stories about everything he sees visiting the Amazon rainforest. Ages 5–9.


Are You a Cat? by Coll Muir (Apr. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286594-6). A cat devises a way to keep the dog who wants to chase her at bay. Ages 4–8.

Eenie Meenie Halloweenie by Susan Eaddy, illus. by Lucy Fleming (June 24, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269167-5). A girl searches through her trunk of costumes to find just the right one for Halloween. Ages 4–8.

Everyone Gets a Say by Jill Twiss, illus. by EG Keller (May 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-293375-1). Since a snail and his friends can’t agree on anything, they try to figure out the best way to pick someone to be in charge. Ages 4–8.

Frankenstein Doesn’t Wear Earmuffs! by John Loren (June 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294114-5). Suggestions from a boy’s overly concerned parents threaten to ruin his homemade Halloween costume. Ages 4–8.

Fresh Princess: Style Rules! by Denene Millner, illus. by Gladys Jose (Mar. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288458-9). Destiny wonders how she’ll ever stand out at a new school where students wear plain uniforms. Ages 4–8.

Harold’s Treasure Hunt by Crockett Johnson (Apr. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-265531-8). Harold goes under the water and through the sky on a hunt for treasure. Ages 4–8.

The Legend of King Arthur-a-Tops by Mo O’Hara, illus. by Andrew Joyner (Feb. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-265275-1) reimagines Camelot with dinosaur characters. Ages 4–8.

Lulu the Llamacorn by Rosina Mirabella, illus. by Morgan Huff (May 19, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-297866-0). Lulu, half unicorn, half llama, is determined to remain the most glamorous creature in Magic Meadows. Ages 4–8.

The Moon Keeper by Zosienka (Feb. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-295952-2). Emile, a very responsible polar bear, has a new job as moon keeper. Ages 4–8.

Rescuing the Declaration of Independence by Anna Crowley Redding, illus. by Edwin Fotheringham (Mar. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-274032-8), relays the true story of the State Department clerk who saved our country’s most cherished documents from being destroyed by the British in the War of 1812. Ages 4–8.

Sheep Dog and Sheep Sheep: Baaad Hair Day by Eric Barclay (June 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-267739-6). Sheep Dog must help Sheep Sheep face her fears (and a pair of shears) in their second barnyard adventure. Ages 4–8.

Smashy Town by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha, illus. by Dan Yaccarino (Apr. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-291037-0). With help from his crane and wrecking ball, Mr. Gilly knocks down old buildings. Ages 4–8.

Tad by Benji Davies (May 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-256359-0). The smallest of the tadpoles faces her biggest fear. Ages 4–8.

Teddy Spaghetti by Dorothea Benton Frank and Victoria Hanna Frank, illus. by Renee Andriani (Apr. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-291542-9). Will a boy teased for loving spaghetti give up his favorite dish or live up to his new nickname? Ages 4–8.

Unbeatable Betty by Allison Crotzer Kimmel, illus. by Joanie Stone (May 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-289607-0), profiles Betty Robinson, who won gold medals in track and field in the 1928 and 1936 Olympics. Ages 4–8.

You Are Ready! by Eric Carle (Mar. 11, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-295352-0) encourages readers to be open to new possibilities and brave in the face of life’s challenges. Ages 4–8.

I Hate Reading by Beth Bacon (May 19, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-296252-2). This chapter book offers tips on how to trick yourself into reading. Ages 6–10.

A Ceiling Made of Eggshells by Gail Carson Levine (Apr. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287819-9). A Jewish girl and her grandfather help save their people who face expulsion from 15th-century Spain. Ages 8–12.

American Immigration: Our History, Our Stories by Kathleen Krull (May 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-238113-2) explores the experiences of American immigrants over the past 400 years. Ages 8–12.

American Moonshot (young readers’ ed.) by Douglas Brinkley (Mar. 18, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-266029-9) is an adaptation of this chronicle of America’s race to the historic 1969 moon landing. Ages 8–12.

Brave Like That by Lindsey Stoddard (May 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287811-3). A stray dog teaches a shy boy named Cyrus that he can be brave in his own way, even if he’s not a football hero or fireman like his adoptive father. Ages 8–12.

Camp Murderface by Saundra Mitchell and Josh Berk (Apr. 29, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287163-3). Two kids witness strange happenings at a summer camp when it reopens 31 years after its mysterious shutdown. Ages 8–12.

The Compton Cowboys (young readers’ ed.) by Walter Thompson-Hernandez (Apr. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-295684-2) adapts this account of nine young black men and one woman from California who found purpose through raising and riding horses. Ages 8–12.

Dan Unmasked by Chris Negron (July 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294305-7). Comic-loving Dan tries to find his own superpower while on a mission to save his best friend, who’s seriously injured at baseball practice. Ages 8–12.

The Dragon Egg Princess by Ellen Oh (Feb. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287579-2). In a tale inspired by Korean lore, a young ranger must save an ancient magical forest where his father and a princess disappeared. Ages 8–12.

Efrén Divided by Ernesto Cisneros (Mar. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288168-7). After American-born Efrén’s undocumented mother is deported across the border to Mexico, he tries to reunite his family. Ages 8–12.

Escape from Hat by Adam Kline, illus. by Brian Taylor (Feb. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-283997-8). A boy’s magic rabbit struggles to escape the magician’s hat where he has been exiled by an evil black cat. Ages 8–12.

Glitch by Laura Martin (May 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-289435-9). Regan and Elliot train to become Glitchers, time travelers who prevent others from changing important historical events. Ages 8–12.

How to Disappear Completely by Ali Standish (Apr. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-289328-4). Emma develops vitiligo after her grandmother dies, but finds hope when she writes in the journal they once shared. Ages 8–12.

How Women Won the Vote by Susan Campbell Bartoletti, illus. by Ziyue Chen (Apr. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284130-8), tells of the 1913 First Women’s March and those who paved the way for women’s suffrage. Ages 8–12.

In the Red by Christopher Swiedler (Feb. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-289441-0). Michael and Lilith become stranded when they sneak out of their colony to explore Mars in a stolen rover. Ages 8–12.

The Kid Quixotes by Sarah Sierra and Stephen Haff (Apr. 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294326-2). In this memoir, a Mexican-American girl finds her voice through a performance of a musical based on Don Quixote. Ages 8–12.

Land of Roar by Jenny McLachlan, illus. by Ben Mantle (June 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-298271-1). In this series opener, two siblings return to the magical world they once created to find their grandfather. Ages 8–12.

Living the Confidence Code by Katty Kay et al. (Apr. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-06-295411-4) collects 30 stories of girls who are pursuing their passions. Ages 8–12.

Rainbow Revolutionaries by Sarah Prager (Apr. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294775-8) spotlights 50 influential LGBTQ activists. Ages 8–12.

Summer and July by Paul Mosier (May 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284936-6). Goth girl Juillet and surfer girl Summer become supportive friends as they begin to transform into the people they would like to be. Ages 8–12.

Summer at Meadow Wood by Amy Rebecca Tan (Apr. 22, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-279545-8). With her home life rocked by change, Vic takes comfort in friends and warm traditions at summer camp. Ages 8–12.

Chris Grabenstein Presents Super Puzzletastic Mysteries by Chris Grabenstein et al. (May 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288420-6) compiles short stories by Mystery Writers of America authors. Ages 8–12.

Thank You for Voting (young readers’ ed.) by Erin Geiger Smith (May 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297238-5) aims to help readers better understand America’s voting process and the history behind it. Ages 8–12.

Treasures of the Twelve by Cindy Lin (July 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-282130-0). Usagi and the fabled Heirs of the Twelve work together to find ancient relics in order to rescue Usagi’s sister. Ages 8–12.

The Triumphant Tale of Pippa North by Temre Beltz (Mar. 24, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-283586-4). In this fantasy, everyone except Pippa wants to be a hero, and no one but Oliver wants to be a magician. Ages 8–12.

What Happens Next by Claire Swinarski (Apr. 22, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-291267-1). Abby devotes herself to solving a mystery to avoid missing her sister, who has been sent to an eating-
disorder treatment facility. Ages 8–12.

Worse Than Weird by Jody J. Little (Feb. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-285258-8). Mac sets out to win a food-cart scavenger hunt and the money she needs for summer coding camp. Ages 8–12.

City of Gold by Will Hobbs (June 24, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-170881-7). Set in the 1900s American West, this tale follows a boy who risks his life in order to save his family’s mules. Ages 10–18.

Imagine Me by Tahereh Mafi (Mar. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-267642-9) concludes the Shatter Me series, as Juliette—who now goes by Ella—and Warner do whatever it takes to bring down the Reestablishment. Ages 14–18.


44 Cats by Rainbow rolls out with Meet the Cats (Mar. 4, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-300211-1), ages up to 4. Go! Go! Cory Carson by Netflix welcomes Meet Cory Carson (May 6, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-300222-7), ages up to 4. And Disney Junior Fancy Nancy adds Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet by Nancy Parent (May 6, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-298333-6), ages 4–8.

New I Can Read Level 1 titles are 44 Cats by Rainbow (Mar. 4, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-300212-8); The Berenstain Bears and the Ghost of the Theater (June 24, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-265475-5; $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-265474-8) and The Berenstain Bears’ Big Track Meet (Apr. 1, $16.99 ISBN 978-0-06-265472-4; $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-265471-7) by Mike Berenstain; The Best Seat in First Grade by Katharine Kenah, illus. by Abby Carter (May 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-268645-9; $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-268644-2); Danny and the Dinosaur Ride a Bike by Syd Hoff (Mar. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-285761-3; $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-241055-9); Disney Junior Fancy Nancy: Nancy Takes the Case by Victoria Saxon (Mar. 31, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288872-3; $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-284393-7); Disney Junior Fancy Nancy: Nancy’s Fancy Heirloom (May 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-298332-9; $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-298335-0); Molly of Denali: Berry Itchy Day by WGBH Kids (May 6, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-295044-4); Pete the Cat’s Family Road Trip by James Dean, illus. by James Dean and Kimberly Dean (Mar. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286839-8; $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-286838-1); Pinkalicious and the Pinkadorable Pony by Victoria Kann (May 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284048-6; $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-284047-9); and Ranger Rick: I Wish I Was a Llama (Feb. 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243229-2; $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-243228-5) and Ranger Rick: I Wish I Was a Sea Turtle (May 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243232-2; $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-243231-5) by Jennifer Bove, ages 4–8.

I Can Read Level 2 adds Jane Goodall: A Champion of Chimpanzees by Sarah Albee, illus. by Gustavo Mazali (Feb. 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243279-7; $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-243278-0), ages 4–8. Joining My First I Can Read are Go! Go! Cory Carson: Cory’s First Day of School by Netflix (May 6, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-300223-4); Pete the Kitty and the Unicorn’s Missing Colors by James Dean, illus. by James Dean and Kimberly Dean (June 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286846-6; $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-286845-9); and Super Wings: Airport Adventure (June 10, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-290749-3) and Super Wings: Shark Surf Surprise by Steve Foxe (June 10, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-290742-4), ages 4–8 And Pete the Cat comes back in Pete the Cat’s Groovy Guide to Kindness (Mar. 4, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297402-0) and Pete the Cat: Secret Agent (June 23, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-286842-8) by James Dean, illus. by James Dean and Kimberly Dean, ages 4–8.

HarperChapters launches with Trouble at Table 5 #1: The Candy Caper (Feb. 5, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-295341-4; $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-295340-7) and The Trouble at Table 5 #2: Busted by Breakfast (Feb. 5, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-295344-5; $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-295343-8) by Tom Watson, illus. by Marta Kissi; 13th Street #1: Battle of the Bad-Breath Bats (June 10, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294780-2; $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-294779-6), 13th Street #2: The Fire-Breathing Ferret Fiasco (June 10, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294783-3; $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-294782-6), and 13th Street #3: Clash of the Cackling Cougars (June 10, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294786-4; $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-294785-7) by David Bowles, illus. by Shane Clester; and Sparkleton #1: The Magic Day (May 13, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294792-5; $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-294791-8) and Sparkleton #2: The Glitter Parade (May 13, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294795-6; $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-294794-9) by Calliope Glass, illus. by Hollie Mengert, ages 6–10.

My Weirder-est School by Dan Gutman, illus. by Jim Paillot, is back in session with Mr. Marty Loves a Party! (May 19, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-269113-2), ages 6–10. Elementals welcomes Battle Born by Amie Kaufman, illus. by Levente Szabo (May 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-245804-9), ages 8–12. The Great Escapes kicks off with Nazi Prison Camp Escape by Michael Burgan (Apr. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286036-1; $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-286035-4) and Journey to Freedom, 1838 by Sherri Winston (Apr. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286039-2; $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-286038-5), illus. by James Bernardin; and Civil War Breakout by W.N. Brown (June 10, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286042-2; $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-286041-5), ages 8–12. And Idols of Pop greets The Jonas Brothers by Malcolm MacKenzie (May 6, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-298428-9), ages 8–12.

Poppy by Avi, illus. by Brian Floca, issues Ragweed and Poppy (May 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-267134-9), ages 8–12. School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani continues with One True King (May 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269521-5), ages 8–12. The Secret Garden movie tie-ins include Mary’s Journal (Feb. 5, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297104-3), ages 8–12. Shivers! by Annabeth Bondor-Stone, illus. by Connor White, releases The Pirate Who’s More Terrified Than Ever (Mar. 18, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-231393-5), ages 8–12. Throwback by Peter Lerangis issues The Chaos Loop (Apr. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-240641-5), ages 8–12. TURBO Racers zooms on with Escape Velocity by Austin Aslan (Feb. 25, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-274107-3), ages 8–12. A Warrior’s Spirit by Erin Hunter is a new Warriors Novella (Mar. 11, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-285741-5), ages 8–12. And Hunter’s Warriors: The Broken Code releases Veil of Shadows (Mar. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-282368-7), ages 8–12.

Joining Louis Sachar’s Wayside School is Wayside School Beneath the Cloud of Doom (Feb. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-296538-7), illus. by Tim Heitz, ages 8–12. Wild Rescuers by Stacy Plays moves along with Expedition on the Tundra (Feb. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-296074-0), ages 8–12. Wings of Olympus by Kallie George, illus. by Celia Krampien, rolls on with The Colt of the Clouds (Mar. 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-274154-7), ages 8–12. Wonder Woman 1984 movie tie-ins are The Deluxe Junior Novel (Apr. 8, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-296335-2) and The Junior Novel (Apr. 8, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-296343-7) by Calliope Glass, ages 8–12.

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Boy and the Wild Blue Girl by Keith Negley (Mar. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284680-8). This imagining of how wind turbines were invented was inspired by the work of scientist Poul la Cour. Ages 4–8.

I Believe I Can by Grace Byers, illus. by Keturah A. Bobo (Feb. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-266713-7), encourages children to love and believe in themselves. Ages 4–8.

Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea by Meena Harris, illus. by Ana Gonzalez (May 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-293740-7). The niece of former presidential candidate Kamala Harris shares a story of perseverance and realizing one’s dream. Ages 4–8.

The Night Is for Darkness by Jonathan Stutzman, illus. by Joseph Kuefler (May 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-291253-4). On a moonlit night, a family packs up and sets out on a road trip to their new home. Ages 4–8.

Snail Crossing by Corey R. Tabor (Feb. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287800-7) is a tale of determination, kindness, and friendship, starring a slow but steady snail. Ages 4–8.

Octicorn Party! by Kevin Diller and Justin Lowe, illus. by Tian Mulholland (Mar. 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-238794-3). While planning a pool party, Octicorn realizes that he can’t please everyone, but he can encourage everybody to be themselves. Ages 4–8.

Through the Wardrobe: How C.S. Lewis Created Narnia by Lina Maslo (Apr. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-279856-5) chronicles the life of this author. Ages 4–8.

The Cassandra Curse by Chantel Acevedo (June 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294769-7) launches the Muse Squad series about a Cuban-American girl who discovers that she’s one of the nine muses of Greek mythology. Ages 8–12.

Five Things About Ava Andrews by Margaret Dilloway (May 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-280349-8). Shy Ava learns to manage her anxiety through improv classes and discovers her activist passion. Ages 8–12.

Something to Say by Lisa Moore Ramée (June 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-283671-7). Janae must find her voice in order to fight for her beliefs and her first real friendship. Ages 8–12.

Faith: Taking Flight by Julie Murphy (June 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-289965-1) is the first in a two-book story of Faith, a plus-sized superhero from the Valiant Entertainment comics. Ages 13–18.

Find Your Voice: A Guided Journal for Writing Your Truth by Angie Thomas (Feb. 5, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-298393-0) takes aspiring writers from idea to draft, featuring writing prompts, tips, and more. Ages 13–18.

Rules for Being a Girl by Candace Bushnell and Katie Cotugno (Mar. 11, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-280337-5). A girl fights to expose sexism at her school after a run-in with a predatory teacher. Ages 13–18.

A Song of Wraiths & Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown (May 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-289149-5). In this duology debut inspired by West African folklore, a princess and a refugee are on a course to murder each other. Ages 13–18.

You Say It First by Katie Cotugno (May 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-267412-8). Two teens from different worlds fall for each other after a voter registration call turns into a long-distance romance. Ages 13–18.

The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta (Apr. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299029-7). A mixed-race gay teen in London doesn’t feel Greek or black enough—until he discovers the Drag Society and creates a new persona. Ages 14–18.

Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender (Apr. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-282025-9). A transgender teen grapples with identity and self-discovery while falling in love for the first time. Ages 14–18.

Gimme Everything You Got by Iva-Marie Palmer (June 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-293725-4). In this novel set in 1970s Chicago, a teen tries everything she can to score—on and off the soccer field. Ages 14–18.

Goodbye from Nowhere by Sara Zarr (Mar. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243468-5) introduces a boy attempting to survive and find himself while carrying a major family secret. Ages 14–18.

The Lightness of Hands by Jeff Garvin (Mar. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-238289-4). Ellie tries to stage her failed magician father’s comeback, unbeknownst to him, in order to pay
for her bipolar medication. Ages 14–18.


Emmie & Friends by Terri Libenson adds Becoming Brianna (Apr. 8, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-06-289454-0; $12.99 paper, 978-0-06-289453-3), ages 8–12.


Freaky in Fresno by Laurie Boyle Crompton (Feb. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76747-3). Two very different cousins end up waking up as the other in this novel with a Freaky Friday twist. Ages 13–17.

Fractured Tide by Leslie Lutz (July 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-310-77010-7). When a scuba-diving trip turns deadly, Sia must protect herself and others. Ages 13–up.

Salty, Bitter, Sweet by Mayra Cuevas (Mar. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76977-4). Isabella tries to piece her life back together following the death of her Cuban abuela and the divorce of her parents. Ages 13–up.

HarperCollins/Michael di Capua

Smart George by Jules Feiffer (June 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-279099-6). Pulitzer Prize–winning cartoonist Feiffer offers the follow-up to Bark, George, in which the titular dog learns numbers and math during an imaginative dream.


Cityscape by April Pulley Sayre (Apr. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-289331-4). Photos and rhyming text showcase basic STEAM concepts found in urban architecture, construction, and transportation. Ages 4–8.

The Copycat by Wendy McLeod Macknight (Feb. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-266833-2). After her family moves in with her great-grandmother in St. John, Ali finds she has inherited her father’s magical ability. Ages 8–12.

Coo by Kaela Noel (Feb. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-295597-5). A girl raised by pigeons delights in making her first human contact, but discovers that our world can be cruel and complicated. Ages 8–12.

The Hidden Rainbow by Christie Matheson (May 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-239341-8). This interactive picture book introduces colors, numbers, and flower-themed vocabulary. Ages 4–8.

Lone Wolf by Sarah Kurpiel (Apr. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294382-8). Since everyone thinks she’s a wolf, a family’s pet husky sets out to find herself and where she belongs. Ages 4–8.

Ocean in Your Bathtub by Seth Fishman, illus. by Isabel Greenberg (Apr. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-295336-0), explores how the ocean affects everybody, no matter where they live, and how everyone affects the ocean. Ages 4–8.

Pitter Pattern by Joyce Hesselberth (Feb. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-274123-3). Lu and her friends spot patterns found in daily life, including those in music, weather, shapes, nature, and language. Ages 4–8.

Summer Song by Kevin Henkes, illus. by Laura Dronzek (Mar. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286613-4). Bees buzz, birds sing, and children roll in the grass in the summer sun. Ages 4–8.

Swing by Michael Hall (Apr. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286617-2). As four different letters (O, V, E, and L) arrive at the playground, each makes the next feel unwelcome—until they discover the joy of swinging together. Ages 4–8.

We Dream of Space by Erin Entrada Kelly (Apr. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-274730-3). In 1986, siblings await the launch of the space shuttle Challenger as they struggle with their own anxieties. Ages 8–12.

All the Things We Never Knew by Liara Tamani (May 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-265691-9) explores the question: can you truly love someone else if you don’t love yourself? Ages 13–18.

The Empire of Dreams by Rae Carson (Mar. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269190-3). This fantasy adventure featuring heroine Red Sparkle Stone revisits the world of The Girl of Fire and Thorns. Ages 13–18.


I Can Read Level 1 welcomes Amelia Bedelia Lost and Found by Herman Parish, illus. by Lynne Avril (Apr. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-296197-6; $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-296196-9), ages 4–8. Kitty stars in Kitty and the Sky Garden Adventure by Paula Harrison, illus. by Jenny Lovlie (Mar. 3, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-293549-6; $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-293548-9), ages 4–8. Loves Science adds Libby Loves Science by Kimberly Derting and Shelli R. Johannes, illus. by Joelle Murray (May 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294604-1), ages 4–8. And Amelia Bedelia & Friends by Herman Parish, illus. by Lynne Avril, gains Amelia Bedelia & Friends Arise and Shine (Feb. 5, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-296184-6; $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-296183-9), ages 6–10.


Yorick and Bones by Jeremy Tankard and Hermione Tankard (Apr. 15, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-285431-5; $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-285431-5) debuts a graphic novel series about the unlikely friendship between an Elizabethan-era skeleton and the dog who digs him up. Ages 8–12.


Action Presidents greets Theodore Roosevelt! (May 19, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-06-289124-2; $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-289123-5), and John F. Kennedy! (May 19, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-06-289127-3; $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-289126-6) by Fred Van Lente, illus. by Ryan Dunlavey, ages 8–12. And Warriors Manga kicks off with Warriors: A Shadow in Riverclan by Erin Hunter, illus. by James L. Barry (May 6, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294665-2; $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-294664-5), ages 8–12.


Go Vote, Baby! by Nancy Lambert, illus. by Anne Passchier (Apr. 29, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-297119-7). Kids use 13 sliding doors to “vote” in everyday situations. Ages up to 4.

My Baby Loves Halloween by Jabari Asim, illus. by Tara Nicole Whitaker (June 24, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-288463-3), reveals sweet things that a baby discovers about this holiday. Ages up to 4.

My Hair by Danielle Murrell Cox (May 27, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-289765-7) celebrates the diversity, vitality, and beauty of black children’s hair. Ages up to 4.

Cookie Boo by Ruth Paul (June 24, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286956-2). Seven shaped cookies take a romp on Halloween. Ages 4–8.

The Good Egg Presents: The Great Eggscape! by Jory John, illus. by Pete Oswald (Feb. 11, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297567-6). Eggs escape their carton and have a morning of fun in the store—until one goes missing. Ages 4–8.

Teacher Is the Greatest Gift by E.B. Cobbler, illus. by Sarah Jennings (Feb. 12, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302000-9), underscores the difference teachers make in their students’ lives. Ages 4–8.

You Are Magic: A Guided Journal to Unlock the Power of Your Inner Unicorn, Llamacorn, and Narwhal by Tracey West, illus. by Alice Potter (June 10, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-297713-7), addresses mindfulness techniques, winning traits of legendary creatures, and life goals. Ages 8–12.


Baby Shark swims along with Baby Shark and the Family Orchestra by Pinkfong (Apr. 29, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-296592-9), ages up to 4. My Little Holiday offers My Spooky Halloween by Mariana Herrera, illus. by Molly Fehr (June 24, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-291598-6), ages up to 4. Pete the Cat by James Dean, illus. by James Dean and Kimberly Dean, picks up Pete the Cat’s Happy Halloween (June 24, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-286844-2), ages up to 4. Wheels on the Go revs up with Let’s Build! by Lindsay Ward (May 15, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-286864-0), ages up to 4. The Berenstain Bears by Mike Berenstain return in The Berenstain Bears Visit the Farm (Mar. 4, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-265470-0), ages 4–8. Molly of Denali issues Dream Tube by WGBH Kids (May 6, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-295046-8), ages 4–8. And Heroes on the Home Front by Marcus Sutter, illus. by Andie Tong (Feb. 5, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-295797-9), joins Soldier Dogs, ages 8–12.


The Betrothed by Kiera Cass (Apr. 8, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-229163-9). After the young king of Coroa declares his love for Hollis Brite, she soon realizes she might not be cut out for life as a royal. Ages 13–18.

Don’t Call the Wolf by Aleksandra Ross (Apr. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287797-0). A wild queen and a reluctant soldier join forces against a monstrous dragon. Ages 13–18.

The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth (May 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-295711-5). Two girls embark on a summer of montage-worthy dates in this lesbian rom-com. Ages 13–18.

The Fascinators by Andrew Eliopulos (Apr. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288804-4). Teens are united by their love of magic, but divided by confusing crushes—and threatened by a dangerous underground group. Ages 13–18.

Frozen Beauty by Lexa Hillyer (Feb. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-233040-6). When her sister is mysteriously killed in the woods, Tessa searches for answers. Ages 13–18.

Ghost Wood Song by Erica Waters (June 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-289422-9). A girl uses her family’s ghost-raising fiddle to conjure the one spirit who can prove her brother is innocent of murder. Ages 13–18.

Love, Jacaranda by Alex Flinn (June 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-244786-9). A teen is plucked from her foster home and sent to a performing arts school when a video of her singing goes viral. Ages 13–18.

Moment of Truth by Kasie West (Feb. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-267581-1). After a masked imposter crashes Hannah’s swim meet, she tries to learn the boy’s identity and discovers some truths about herself. Ages 13–18.

My Calamity Jane by Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand, and Jodi Meadows (May 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-265281-2). In this tale set in 1876, Calamity Jane stars in Wild Bill’s Traveling Show—and hunts werewolves. Ages 13–18.

The Paper Girl of Paris by Jordyn Taylor (Apr. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-293662-2) features the voices of Alice, who sets out to learn about her family’s past, and her great-aunt, who may have fraternized with Nazis. Ages 13–18.

The State of Us by Shaun David Hutchinson (May 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-295031-4). The teenage sons of the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates fall in love on the campaign sidelines. Ages 13–18.

Survivor: A Pioneer Novel by Bridget Tyler (Feb. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-265809-8). After the loss of Earth, Joanna works to create peace on the new planet humanity now calls home. Ages 13–18.

The Thorn by Intisar Khanani (Feb. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-283570-3). This retelling of “The Goose Girl” launches the Dauntless Path fantasy series. Ages 13–18.

The Alcazar by Amy Ewing (Feb. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-249002-5). Sera journeys home in this conclusion to the fantasy duology that opened with The Cerulean. Ages 14–18.

All Your Twisted Secrets by Diana Urban (Feb. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-290821-6). An array of teens (queen bee, star athlete, stoner, music geek) who are invited to a scholarship dinner discover it’s a murderous trap. Ages 14–18.

Burn by Patrick Ness (May 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286949-4). The dragon that Sarah and her father hire to work their farm bears a prophecy involving a deadly assassin and a cult of dragon worshippers. Ages 14–18.

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo (Apr. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288276-9). Grieving the death of their father, two sisters learn more about him and each other. Ages 14–18.

The Clique Bait by Ann Valett (Apr. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-291808-6). Chloe seeks revenge after her best friend’s life is ruined by the popular kids at their high school. Ages 14–18.

The Easy Part of Impossible by Sarah Tomp (Mar. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-289828-9). When an injury forces Ria off the diving team, a new friendship with a boy on the autism spectrum helps her recognize her abuse by her coach. Ages 14–18.

The Fire Never Goes Out: A Memoir in Pictures by Noelle Stevenson (Feb. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-227827-2) compiles essays and comics by this graphic novelist and author of Nimona. Ages 14–18.

Just a Boy and a Girl in a Little Canoe by Sarah Mlynowski (Apr. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-239710-2). After her boyfriend ditches her, Sam becomes a camp counselor and falls for the sailing instructor. Ages 14–18.

Seasons of the Storm by Elle Cosimano (May 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-285424-7) opens a duology about four teens who’ve been turned into immortal Seasons and are trapped in a cycle of violence. Ages 14–18.

Sisters of Sword and Song by Rebecca Ross (May 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-247141-3) explores the great lengths two sisters will go to protect their loved ones. Ages 14–18.

Stay Gold by Tobly McSmith (Apr. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294317-0). This debut novel centers on a transgender boy who’s “going stealth” at his new high school and a cisgender girl who is drawn to him. Ages 14–18.

The Stepping Off Place by Cameron Kelly Rosenblum (July 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-293207-5). Reid confronts the devastating loss of her recently drowned best friend and faces her own identity crisis. Ages 14–18.

We Are Totally Normal by Rahul Kanakia (Mar. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286581-6). Nandan’s perfect plan for junior year goes awry after he hooks up with a guy for the first time. Ages 14–18.


Beholder by Anna Bright continues with The Boundless (May 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284545-0), ages 14–18.


Nesting by Henry Cole (Feb. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288592-0) follows the life cycle of the robin. Ages 4–8.

The Enchanter’s Child: Twilight Hauntings by Angie Sage (Mar. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287514-3) launches a series set in a kingdom where magic is illegal and one girl seeks to save Enchantment and Enchanters. Ages 8–12.

Wondrous Rex by Patricia MacLachlan (Feb. 19, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294098-8). A magical dog named Rex comes to the aid of seven-year-old Grace and helps cure her writer’s block. Ages 8–12.

Zeus, Dog of Chaos by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb (May 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288593-7) is a story told from the perspective of the service dog for a diabetic boy who does not want to be defined by his illness. Ages 8–12.

Be Not Far from Me by Mindy McGinnis (Feb. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-256162-6). Lost in the forest, Ashley must figure out how to survive as infection creeps up her leg. Ages 13–18.

Bone Crier’s Moon by Kathryn Purdie (Feb. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-279877-0). Chosen to become the Bone Criers’ matriarch, Ailesse must first complete her rite of passage: to kill the boy she’s destined to love. Ages 13–18.

If These Wings Could Fly by Kyrie McCauley (Feb. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288502-9). High school senior Leigh balances school, dating, her father’s violent rage, and the mysterious crows invading her town. Ages 13–18.

Redemption Prep by Samuel Miller (Mar. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-266203-3). Everyone at an elite school in the mountains of Utah becomes a suspect when a popular girl goes missing. Ages 13–18.

You Don’t Live Here by Robyn Schneider (May 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-256811-3). After her mother’s death, Sasha moves in with her estranged grandparents and chafes at their expectations. Ages 13–18.

Parachutes by Kelly Yang (Apr. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294108-4). Claire navigates life as one of the “parachutes,” teens sent to live and study in the U.S. while their wealthy parents remain in Asia. Ages 14–18.


Hand-Me-Down Magic by Corey Ann Haydu, illus. by Luisa Uribe, debuts with Stoop Sale Treasure (May 19, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297825-7; $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-297825-7) and Crystal Ball Fortunes (May 19, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297826-4; $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-297826-4), ages 6–10. Greystone Secrets gains The Deceivers by Margaret Peterson Haddix (Mar. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-283840-7), ages 8–12. Monsterstreet issues Camp of No Return by J.H. Reynolds (June 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286944-9; $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-286943-2), ages 8–12. TBH offers TBH, You Know What I Mean by Lisa Greenwald (May 6, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-290624-3), ages 8–12. And Tiger at Midnight welcomes The Archer at Dawn by Swati Teerdhala (Apr. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286924-1), ages 13–18.

HarperCollins/Walden Pond

One Last Shot by John David Anderson (Apr. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-264392-6). Malcolm’s new passion for miniature golf may be the key to solving the puzzle of the tension between his parents. Ages 8–12.


York offers The Map of Stars by Laura Ruby (Apr. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-230699-9), ages 8–12.



Highlights Books of Kindness rolls out ABCs of Kindness by Samantha Berger (Feb. 4, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68437-651-3) and Kindness Counts 123 by R.A. Strong (Feb. 4, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68437-652-0), both illus. by Ekaterina Trukhan, ages 2–5. New Highlights Puzzle Readers Level 2 are Kit and Kaboodle Go Camping (Apr. 7, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68437-935-4) and Kit and Kaboodle Take the Train (Apr. 7, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68437-934-7) by Michelle Portice, illus. by Mitch Mortimer, ages 4–7. And joining Highlights Baby Mirror Board Books are Who Says Hippity Hop? A Highlights First Easter Book (Feb. 4, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68437-914-9) and Who Says Peekaboo? A Highlights First Hide-and-Seek Book (Feb. 4, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68437-913-2), ages up to 3.

Holiday House

The Little Duckling Who Wouldn’t Get Wet by Gek Tessaro (Mar. 31, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4564-6). A duckling refuses to get wet—until he decides he’s ready. Ages 2–5.

Shapes by Anne Woodhull and Shelley Rotner (July 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4638-4). Photos by Rotner showcase shapes found in real life, from oval grapes to rectangular windows. Ages 2–5.

Let’s Go to Taekwondo! A Story About Persistence, Bravery, and Breaking Boards by Aram Kim (Apr. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4360-4). Yoomi overcomes her biggest challenges to earn a yellow belt. Ages 3–7.

Smile, Breathe, and Go Slowly: Slumby the Sloth Goes to School by Chiara Carminati, illus. by Roberta Angaramo (May 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4246-1). A slow-moving sloth helps a classmate in danger. Ages 3–7.

What’s the Weather? by Shelley Rotner (Mar. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4349-9) introduces seasons, precipitation, wind, clouds, storms, and climate change. Ages 3–7.

13 Stories About Harris by Amy Schwartz (June 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4249-2). Illustrated vignettes detail a preschooler’s adventures at home and in the city. Ages 4–8.

Home Base: A Mother-Daughter Story by Nikki Tate, illus. by Katie Kath (Mar. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3663-7). A bricklaying mom and her baseball-loving daughter star in a tale of perseverance and empowerment. Ages 4–8.

Lucas at the Paralympics by Igor Plohl, illus. by Urska Stropnik Sonc (July 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4765-7). Lucas and Eddie, two physically disabled friends, cheer on Paralympic athletes. Ages 4–8.

Dear Beast by Dori Hillestad Butler, illus. by Kevan Atteberry (May 12, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4492-2). Simon the cat and his owner’s new pet echange a series of letters—with unexpected results. Ages 6–9.

I Heard a Sound by David J. Ward, illus. by Eric Comstock (July 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3704-7). This exploration of the science behind sound includes hands-on experiments. Ages 6–9.

Dive In: Swim with Sea Creatures at Their Actual Size by Roxie Munro (Apr. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4335-2). A scuba diver encounters 29 ocean creatures, all true to size. Ages 7–10.

Peter’s War: A Boy’s True Story of Survival in World War II Europe by Karen Gray Ruelle, illus. by Deborah Durland DeSaix (Mar. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-2416-0), tells of 12-year-old Peter Feigl, who survived the Holocaust after his parents were arrested. Ages 7–18.

The Postman from Space by Guillaume Perreault (Apr. 7, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4519-6). Dedicated mail carrier Bob starts a new route in the far reaches of the galaxy in this graphic novel. Ages 7–18.

Brother’s Keeper by Julie Lee (June 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4494-6). Inspired by true events, this book relays the story of Sora and her family, who live under strict rule in 1950 North Korea. Ages 8–12.

Itch by Polly Farquhar (Feb. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4552-3). A sixth grader who has a chronic illness thinks he’s to blame when one of his friends is rushed to the hospital because of a food allergy. Ages 8–12.

Middle School Bites by Steven Banks, illus. by Mark Fearing (Feb. 4, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4543-1) kicks off a series in which Tom navigates middle school after being bitten by a vampire, werewolf, and zombie. Ages 8–12.

Rip to the Rescue by Miriam Halahmy (July 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4441-0). In 1940 London, a young bike messenger and his dog work together to save lives as the Nazis bomb the city. Ages 8–12.

Give Us the Vote! Over Two Hundred Years of Fighting for the Ballot by Susan Goldman Rubin (Feb. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3957-7) chronicles two centuries of struggle for the right to vote. Ages 10–18.


I Like to Read greets Dog Meets Dog by Bernice Myers (June 9, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4451-9) and Score One More by Marilyn Janovitz (Apr. 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4514-1), ages 4–8; and It Is a Tree by Susan Batori (Apr. 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4531-8), ages 8–12. Lucy McGee returns in Lucky Me, Lucy McGee by Mary Amato, illus. by Jessica Meserve (May 5, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4364-2), ages 7–10. Nature Diary continues with My Stinky Summer by S. Bug by Paul Meisel (June 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4053-5), ages 8–12. Nissera Chronicles picks up Palace of Silver: A Nissera Novel by Hannah West (Apr. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4443-4), ages 12–18. And Spliced concludes with Spiked by Jon McGoran (May 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4091-7), ages 14–18.

Holiday House/Ferguson

Girl Versus Squirrel by Hayley Barrett, illus. by Renée Andriani (June 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4251-5). Pearl tries to outwit the squirrels stealing food from her bird feeders. Ages 4–8.

Blue Daisy by Helen Frost, illus. by Rob Shepperson (Mar. 17, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4414-4). Sam and Katie work to earn a stray dog’s trust after other kids in the neighborhood frighten it. Ages 7–10.

The Littlest Voyageur by Margi Preus, illus. by Cheryl Pilgrim (Mar. 24, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4247-8). In 1792, a red squirrel stows away on a canoe in Montreal with voyageurs headed to a trading post. Ages 7–10.

After the Worst Thing Happens by Audrey Vernick (May 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4490-8). When Amy makes a mistake and causes an accident, she works through her guilt by helping a family in need. Ages 9–12.

The Colossus of Roads by Christina Uss (May 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4450-2). To save his family’s business, Rick and his friends take on snarled streets, graffiti vandals, and others’ wrong ideas about traffic. Ages 9–12.


After-School Superstars greets Vera Vance: Comics Star by Claudia Mills, illus. by Grace Zong (Mar. 17, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4094-8), ages 7–10.

Holiday House/Porter

One of These Is Not Like the Others by Barney Saltzberg (Mar. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4560-8) celebrates the concept of inclusiveness while recognizing who or what’s different on each spread. Ages 2–5.

In My Garden by Charlotte Zolotow, illus. by Philip C. Stead (Mar. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4320-8). Two friends—one child and one adult—observe a garden changing over four seasons. Ages 3–6.

A New Green Day by Antoinette Portis (May 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4488-5). This eco-conscious book presents riddles about animals, plants, and weather. Ages 3–7.

Cubs in the Tub: The True Story of the Bronx Zoo’s First Woman Zookeeper by Candace Fleming, illus. by Julie Downing (May 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4318-5), profiles Helen Martini, who rescued and raised lion and tiger cubs in her own bathtub. Ages 4–8.

Hello, Neighbor! The Kind and Caring World of Mister Rogers by Matthew Cordell (May 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4618-6) is an authorized picture-book biography of this children’s television host. Ages 4–8.

Ohana Means Family by Ilima Loomis, illus. by Kenard Pak (Feb. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4326-0). A family farms taro for poi served at a traditional luau celebration. Ages 4–8.

Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera by Candace Fleming, illus. by Eric Rohmann (Feb. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4285-0), follows the life cycle of a honeybee. Ages 6–9.

Houghton Mifflin Harcout

The Babies and Kitties Book by John Schindel and Molly Woodward (Apr. 28, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-358-16405-0) celebrates the similarities between human and feline babies. Ages up to 3.

Barks and Beeps, illus. by Zoe Waring (Mar. 31, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-358-15657-4). Dogs work with a variety of trucks in this rhyming tale. Ages up to 3.

Dinosaurs Roar: Lift-the-Flap and Discover (Mar. 17, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-358-04055-2) and Sea Creatures Swim: Lift-the-Flap and Discover (Mar. 17, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-358-04056-9) by Steve Jenkins. Cut-paper collage art and flaps showcase various species. Ages up to 3.

I Love Engineering: Explore with Sliders, Lift-the-Flaps, a Wheel, and More! (June 2, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-358-17004-4) and I Love Genetics: Explore with Sliders, Lift-the-Flaps, a Wheel, and More! (June 2, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-358-16901-7) by Allison Wortche, illus. by Steve Mack, introduce these topics. Ages up to 3.

I Love Us: A Book About Family, illus. by Luisa Uribe (Mar. 17, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-358-19330-2). This celebration of various types of families includes a mirror and fill-in family tree. Ages up to 3.

The Pumpkin Is Missing!, illus. by Anne Passchier (July 14, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-358-17543-8). A mystery unfolds in this Halloween tale with pumpkin-shaped, die-cut holes. Ages up to 3.

Love Letters (Feb. 11, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-358-21275-1) compiles messages and photos of babies to welcome a new family member. Ages 3–5.

The Fabled Life of Aesop: The Extraordinary Journey and Collected Tales of the World’s Greatest Storyteller by Ian Lendler, illus. by Pamela Zagarenski (Mar. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-328-58552-3). This picture book biography includes 13 Aesop fables. Ages 4–7.

Follow That Car by Lucy Feather, illus. by Stephan Lomp (Apr. 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-358-21220-1). A mouse on a motorcycle follows a gorilla in a car through bustling cityscapes. Ages 4–7.

Goodnight, Veggies by Diana Murray, illus. by Zachariah Ohora (Mar. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-86683-7). Vegetables in a community garden settle down for the night. Ages 4–7.

Outside In by Deborah Underwood, illus. by Cindy Derby (Apr. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-86682-0). A girl experiences different manifestations of the outdoors in this meditative picture book. Ages 4–7.

Swashby and the Sea by Beth Ferry, illus. by Juana Martinez-Neal (May 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-70737-5). Cranky Captain Swashby’s messages to his noisy new neighbors get washed away by the sea. Ages 4–7.

There’s Something About Sam by Hannah Barnaby, illus. by Anne Wilsdorf (July 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-76680-9). Max suspects that the new kid might be a werewolf after inviting him to a sleepover. Ages 4–7.

Under the Lilacs by E.B. Goodale (Mar. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-15393-1). After running away, Kate makes room for her family in her new hideaway in a neighboring yard. Ages 4–7.

Up on Bob by Mary Sullivan (Feb. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-99471-4). Hardworking Bob the dog deserves a nap, but a cat gets in the way. Ages 4–7.

What Do You Do If You Work at the Zoo? by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page (Apr. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-38759-1). This look at daily zookeeper tasks features cut-paper illustrations. Ages 4–7.

When My Brother Gets Home by Tom Lichtenheld (Mar. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-49805-2). A sister awaits her older brother’s return from school and imagines the fantastical adventures that await them. Ages 4–7.

Lost Cities by Giles Laroche (Apr. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-75364-9). Cut-paper art and descriptions of ancient cities around the world offer insight into the past. Ages 6–9.

A Sporting Chance: How Ludwig Guttmann Created the Paralympic Games by Lori Alexander, illus. by Allan Drummond (Apr. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-58079-5), profiles the founder of these games. Ages 7–10.

Maya and the Rising Dark by Rena Barron (May 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-328-63518-1). In this series debut, Maya searches for her missing father, who is guardian of the veil between our world and the Dark world. Ages 10–12.

On the Horizon by Lois Lowry, illus. by Kenard Pak (Apr. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-12940-0). This account of lives lost in Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima draws on Lowry’s childhood memories of Hawaii and Japan. Ages 10–12.

Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor by Ally Carter (Mar. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-00319-9). April and her fellow orphans unravel the riddle of a missing heir and a creepy legend to save their home. Ages 10–12.

Thank You for Coming to My TED Talk: A Teen Guide to Great Public Speaking by Chris Anderson with Lorin Oberweger (Mar. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-328-99507-0) adapts TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking. Ages 10–14.

You Call This Democracy? How to Fix Our Government and Deliver Power to the People by Elizabeth Rusch (Mar. 31, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-358-17692-3) details systemic problems with American democracy and offers potential solutions. Ages 10–14.

By the Book by Amanda Sellet (May 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-15661-1). A teen gives dating advice based on classic literature before falling for the bad boy she warned her friends against. Ages 12–18.

Golden Arm by Carl Deuker (Apr. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-01242-9). Shy, stuttering Laz must choose between a future in baseball and being there for his family when his brother becomes involved in a drug ring. Ages 12–18.

Splinters of Scarlet by Emily Bain Murphy (July 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-14273-7). In 19th-century Denmark, Marit uses thread magic to become a seamstress and stay close to a fellow orphan. Ages 12–18.

The Stars We Steal by Alexa Donne (Feb. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-94894-6). Princess Leonie, heir to a faded European spaceship, searches for the bachelor who can save her family from financial ruin. Ages 12–18.

We Are Not Free by Traci Chee (June 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-13143-4) intertwines the stories of 14 second-generation Japanese-American teens incarcerated during WWII. Ages 12–18.

All These Monsters by Amy Tintera (July 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-01240-5). In this series launch, Clara joins a monster-fighting squad to escape mistreatment at home, only to find herself in another abusive situation. Ages 14–18.

Ink in the Blood by Kim Smejkal (Feb. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-55705-6). After friends escape government servitude and join a theater troupe, the deity they once served uses their magic to her advantage. Ages 14–18.

Kissing Lessons by Sophie Jordan (June 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-97707-6). A girl with a bad reputation makes extra cash by giving lessons to a nerdy girl on how to attract guys—only to fall for her client’s brother. Ages 14–18.


Five Little Monkeys by Eileen Christelow welcomes Five Little Monkeys Count and Trace (Mar. 24, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-358-12504-4), ages up to 3. H.A. Rey’s Curious George reappears in Curious George Curious About Spring (Feb. 4, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-358-08691-8) and Curious George Curious About Fall (July 21, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-358-12669-0), ages 2–4; and Curious George and the Summer Games (June 2, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-358-16410-4), ages 4–7. 5-Minute Stories adds Girls Rule! 5-Minute Stories (Mar. 24, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-358-16372-5), ages 4–7. Tow Truck Joe by June Sobel, illus. by Patrick Corrigan, revs up with Trick-or-Treat with Tow Truck Joe (July 14, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-358-06367-4), ages 4–7. And By the Numbers by Steve Jenkins releases Insects: By the Numbers (June 23, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-328-85099-7) and Solar System: By the Numbers (June 23, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-328-85097-3), ages 6–9.

Brave (Apr. 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-358-10867-2) and Poppy (Apr. 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-358-10869-6), join American Dog by Jennifer Li Shotz, ages 7–10. Oregon Trail continues with Pick Your Own Path on the Oregon Trail... by Jesse Wiley (July 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-358-14124-2), ages 7–10. Superpower Field Guides gains Eels by Rachel Poliquin, illus. by Nicholas John Frith (June 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-544-94921-8), ages 7–10. Act by Kayla Miller (May 5, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-358-24218-5) is a new Click Graphic Novel, ages 8–12. Best Babysitters Ever greets Miss Impossible by Caroline Cala (Feb. 4, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-328-85091-1), ages 10–12. Scientists in the Field offers Condor Comeback by Sy Montgomery, photos by Tianne Strombeck (July 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-544-81653-4), ages 10–12. Bloodleaf Trilogy by Crystal Smith issues Greythorne (June 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-328-49631-7), ages 14–18. And Courting Darkness Duology by Robin Lafevers closes with Igniting Darkness (June 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-99109-5), ages 14–18.


Federico and the Wolf by Rebecca J. Gomez, illus. by Elisa Chavarri (May 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-56778-9). Federico outsmarts el lobo in this Mexican-American take on “Little Red Riding Hood.” Ages 4–7.

I Am Goose! by Dorothia Rohner, illus. by Vanya Nastanlieva (Feb. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-84159-9). A literal-minded goose causes chaos when it misunderstands the rules of “Duck, Duck, Goose.” Ages 4–7.

Once upon a Unicorn’s Horn by Beatrice Blue (May 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-22926-1) offers an explanation of how unicorns got their horns. Ages 4–7.

Playing Possum by Jennifer Black Reinhardt (July 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-78270-0). A shy possum and an anxious armadillo become friends over their shared social difficulties. Ages 4–7.

Speak Up by Miranda Paul, illus. by Ebony Glenn (July 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-14096-2), encourages kids to take action when they see something that needs to be changed. Ages 4–7.

Catalyst by Sarah Beth Durst (June 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-06502-9). When a talking kitten grows larger than a horse, best friends seek the magic needed to return her to normal size. Ages 10–12.

Gloom Town by Ronald L. Smith (Feb. 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-328-84161-2). Two friends must stop the owner of a spooky mansion from stealing the townspeople’s shadows and taking over the world. Ages 10–12.

A Place at the Table by Saadia Faruqi and Laura Shovan (May 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-11668-4). A Jewish girl and a Pakistani-American girl discover they have much in common after meeting at a cooking class. Ages 10–12.

Prairie Lotus by Linda Sue Park (Mar. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-328-78150-5). Hanna, who is half-Asian and half-white, dreams of becoming a dressmaker while navigating prejudice in her town in 1880. Ages 10–12.

The Circus Rose by Betsy Cornwell (June 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-63950-9). Twins fight religious extremists to save their loves and their circus family in this queer retelling of “Snow White and Rose Red.” Ages 12–18.

Running by Natalia Sylvester (May 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-12435-1). When a Cuban-American girl’s father runs for president, she begins to see him—and his politics—with new eyes. Ages 12–18.

Sarah Bernhardt: The Divine and Dazzling Life of the World’s First Superstar by Catherine Reef (June 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-328-55750-6) is a biography of this actress. Ages 12–18.


Nonsense! The Curious Story of Edward Gorey by Lori Mortensen, illus. by Chloe Bristol (Mar. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-03368-4), offers a picture book biography of this author-illustrator. Ages 4–7.

¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat by Raúl the Third (Mar. 24, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-328-55704-9). In this follow-up to ¡Vamos! Let’s Go to the Market, Little Lobo returns to share his love of food and wrestling. Ages 4–7.

Brown Girl Ghosted by Mintie Das (Mar. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-12889-2). Violet may need to use her knack for seeing spirits after a cheerleader at school ends up dead. Ages 14–18.


Afraid of Everything by Adam Tierney, illus. by Matthieu Cousin (Apr. 21, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68405-627-9), collects one-page short stories, each based on a different phobia. Ages 10–14.

Star Pig by Delilah S. Dawson, illus. by Francesco Gaston (Feb. 25, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68405-618-7). After Vess is rescued from a space camp mishap by a telepathic water bear, the two journey home. Ages 13–17.


Michael Recycle returns for Michael Recycle Meets Borat the Space Cat by Ellie Patterson, illus. by Alexandra Colombo (Mar. 17, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68405-653-8), ages 6–8. And Marvel Action: Captain Marvel releases Cosmic CAT-tastrophe: Book One by Sam Maggs, illus. by Sweeney Boo (Mar. 24, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68405-624-8), ages 9–12.

IDW/Top Shelf

Camp Spirit by Axelle Lenoir (Apr. 14, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-60309-465-8). In 1994, Elodie takes a job as a counselor at a summer camp and gets tangled in a supernatural mystery. Ages 13–17.

Kodi by Jared Cullum (June 16, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-60309-467-2) opens a series starring a giant Kodiak bear, ages 9–12.

Imagine That


Bumpy the Bear by Robyn Gale, illus. by Emi Ordas, adds Big and Small with Bumpy and Friends (Feb. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78958-201-7) and Busy Day with Bumpy and Friends (Feb. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78958-202-4), ages 1–5. Glow-In-The-Dark Books by Georgina Wren, illus. by Gareth Llewhellin, gains Can You Count the Love? (July 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78958-425-7) and Can You Count the Stars? (July 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78958-426-4), ages 1–5. New Let’s Learn! titles by Connie Isaacs, illus. by Alena Razumova, are Big & Little (Feb. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78958-204-8) and Circle & Square (Feb. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78958-205-5), ages 1–5. And Wobbly-Eye Zipper Books presents Shh Shh Shark! by Georgie Taylor, illus. by Carrie Hennon (Apr. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78958-317-5), ages 1–5.

Animal Friends Concept Board Books by Amber Lily, illus. by Zhanna Ovocheva, delivers Look & See 123 (May 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78958-497-4) and Look & See ABC (May 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78958-496-7), ages 2–5. Soft Felt Play Books welcomes Play Felt Farm Animals (May 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78958-421-9) and Play Felt Roarsome Dinosaurs! (May 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78958-422-6) by Amber Lily, illus. by Dan Crisp; and Play Felt Magical Unicorns by Joshua George, illus. by Lauren Ellis (May 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78958-420-2), ages 3–5. Squishy in My Book by Cece Graham, illus. by Trudi Webb, offers There’s a Bear in My Book! (June 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78958-423-3), There’s a Dinosaur in My Book! (June 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78958-424-0), There’s a Dragon in My Book! (Mar. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78958-417-2), and There’s a Yeti in My Book! (Mar. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78958-416-5), ages 3–5. And Shake, Shimmer & Sparkle Books gains Reach for the Moon by Jenny Copper, illus. by Carrie Hennon (Apr. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78958-327-4), ages up to 5.

Insight Comics


Monster Allergy by Francesco Artibani and Katja Centomo, illus. by Alessandro Barbucci and Barbara Canepa, picks up The Stellar Tutor (Feb. 4, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68383-719-0) and The Monster Tamer’s Manual (June 2, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68383-799-2), ages 8–12.

Insight Kids

DC Comics: Batman: Crack the Case by Derek Fridolfs (Apr. 7, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-68383-690-2). Readers use clues and interactive elements to help Batman solve a crime. Ages 8–12.

Wonder Woman: The Way of the Amazons by J.E. Bright (May 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68383-701-5) presents the history and lore of the Amazons and the tale of Diana’s journey from Princess to Wonder Woman. Ages 8–12.


PlayPop debuts with E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: E.T.’s First Words by Adam Record (Feb. 4, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68383-856-2), Labyrinth: Straight to the Castle (July 7, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68383-972-9), and Ghostbusters: 1 to 10 Slimer’s Loose Again by Kate B. Jerome, illus. by Jeff Harvey (Feb. 4, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68383-742-8), ages up to 3; and Back to the Future: Telling Time (June 7, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68383-941-5), ages up to 5.


Clarence’s Topsy-Turvy Shabbat by Jennifer Tzivia MacLeod, illus. by Jennie Poh (Apr. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-4242-6). Clarence the Raccoon creates chaos on Shabbat when he makes his special challah recipe. Ages 3–8.

My Sister Is Sleeping by Devora Busheri, trans. by Shira Atik, illus. by Michel Kichka (Apr. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-4244-0). A girl envisions all the things she and her sister will do together after the baby’s nap. Ages 3–8.

Judah Touro Didn’t Want to be Famous by Audrey Ades, illus. by Vivien Mildenberger (Apr. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-4561-8), profiles this colonial-era Jewish philanthropist. Ages 5–9.

Miriam at the River by Jane Yolen, illus. by Khoa Le (Feb. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-4400-0). The biblical story of baby Moses’s rescue by the Pharaoh’s daughter is told through the eyes of Moses’s sister, Miriam. Ages 5–9.

Too Far From Home by Naomi Shmuel, illus. by Avi Katz (Mar. 3, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-4671-4). Born in Israel to an Ethiopian mother and American father, Mesky finds strength in belonging to three cultures. Ages 8–13.

Kids Can

Going Up! by Sherry J. Lee, illus. by Charlene Chua (Apr. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0113-1). Sophie and her dad meet neighbors from a variety of cultural backgrounds on the elevator ride to a birthday party. Ages 3–7.

I Got You a Present! by Susan McLennan and Mike Erskine-Kellie, illus. by Cale Atkinson (Apr. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0009-7). A quest for the perfect birthday present leads to ever grander (and ever more imperfect) gift ideas. Ages 3–7.

My Ocean Is Blue by Darren Lebeuf, illus. by Ashley Barron (Mar. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0143-8). A girl and her mother think up adjectives to describe the sights, sounds, and sensations of a visit to the seaside. Ages 3–7.

What If Bunny’s Not a Bully? by Lana Button, illus. by Christine Battuz (Mar. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0055-4), examines how we define people and how it feels to be on the other side of name-calling. Ages 3–7.

Why Do We Cry? by Fran Pintadera, illus. by Ana Sender (Apr. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0477-4). A mother attempts to answer the titular question. Ages 3–7.

David Jumps In by Alan Woo, illus. by Katty Maurey (Mar. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-845-0). At his new school, David introduces a Chinese game of “elastic skip” to his peers. Ages 4–7.

A Stopwatch from Grampa by Loretta Garbutt, illus. by Carmen Mok (Apr. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0144-5). A child grapples with the loss of a grandfather by reminiscing about the many times they enjoyed the stopwatch that the child has inherited. Ages 4–7.

What Grew in Larry’s Garden by Laura Alary, illus. by Kass Reich (Apr. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0108-7). Grace learns about community and kindness from her gardener neighbor. Ages 4–7.

I Dream of a Journey by Akiko Miyakoshi (Mar. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0478-1) follows an innkeeper’s secret longing to embark on his own far-flung travels. Ages 4–8.

Window by Marion Arbona (Mar. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0136-0). A girl imagines what might be going on behind each window she passes in this wordless interactive picture book. Ages 4–8.

Alien Nate by Dave Whamond (Apr. 7, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0209-1). Nate’s on a mission to Earth from the planet Vega with a goal of eating as much pizza as possible. Ages 6–9.

A Portrait in Poems: The Storied Life of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas by Evie Robillard, illus. by Rachel Katstaller (Mar. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0056-1), presents a picture-book biography in verse of Stein and Toklas during their time in early-20th-century Paris. Ages 6–9.

Wanted! Criminals of the Animal Kingdom by Heather Tekavec, illus. by Susan Batori (Mar. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0024-0), investigates animal behavior using the trope of criminal case files, mug shots, and rap sheets. Ages 6–9.

The Boreal Forest: A Year in the World’s Largest Land Biome by L.E. Carmichael, illus. by Josée Bisaillon (Apr. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0044-8), provides a year-long tour of the boreal forest, which spans a dozen countries. Ages 8–12.

Bringing Back the Wolves: How a Predator Restored an Ecosystem by Jude Isabella, illus. by Kim Smith (Mar. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-625-8), offers a look at the successful reintroduction of grey wolves to Yellowstone National Park. Ages 8–12.

Canadian Women Now and Then: More Than 100 Stories of Fearless Trailblazers by Elizabeth MacLeod, illus. by Maia Faddoul (Apr. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0061-5). This collection of profiles pairs an historical Canadian ground-breaker with a present-day woman making her mark in the same field. Ages 9–12.

In Good Hands: Remarkable Female Politicians from Around the World Who Showed Up, Spoke Out and Made Change by Stephanie MacKendrick (Apr. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0035-6) examines 18 women politicians who have run for office at various levels. Ages 14–18.


Nature All Around picks up Plants by Pamela Hickman, illus. by Carolyn Gavin (Apr. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-819-1), ages 7–10.

Laurence King

Bob Goes Pop by Marion Deuchars (Mar. 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-78627-491-5). Bob the bird and a new artist in town compete to outdo each other. Ages up to 5.


Read and Play by Hector Dexet releases Homes (Apr. 14, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78627-616-2) and On the Go (Apr. 14, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78627-612-4), ages up to 5.

Lee & Low

Space for Me by Cathryn Falwell (Feb. 18, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-62014-963-8). Alex needs a break from his pesky little brother, so he creates a space for himself. Ages 4–8.

The Electric Slide and Kai by Kelly J. Baptist, illus. by Darnell Johnson (July 21, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-64379-052-7). Kai is determined to master the dance moves to the Electric Slide in this celebration of African-American families. Ages 5–8.

Nacho’s Nachos by Sandra Nickel and Oliver Dominguez (May 26, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-62014-369-8) relays the true story of the creation of this favorite snack. Ages 6–8.

Crazy Legs: A B-Boy from the Boogie Down Bronx by Linda J. Acevedo, illus. by Frank Morrison (June 2, $20.95, ISBN 978-1-62014-810-5), focuses on Richard “Crazy Legs” Colón, a break-dancing pioneer. Ages 6–10.

She Was the First! The Trailblazing Life of Shirley Chisholm by Katheryn Russell-Brown, illus. by Eric Velasquez (June 9, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-62014-346-9), spotlights this educator, activist, and politician. Ages 6–12.

The Lion Queens of India by Jan Reynolds (Feb. 4, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-64379-051-0) illuminates the world of endangered Asiatic lions and the female forest rangers who fight to save them. Ages 8–11.

Pedro’s Yo-Yos: How a Filipino Immigrant Came to America and Changed the World of Toys by Roberto Peñas, illus. by Carl Angel (July 21, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-62014-574-6), tells the backstory of the yo-yo. Ages 8–12.

Lee & Low/Shen’s

Kiyoshi’s Walk by Mark Karlins and Nicole Wong (June 16, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-62014-958-4). An aspiring poet and his grandfather explore the question, “Where do poems come from?” Ages 6–11.

Seven Golden Rings: A Tale of Music and Math by Rajani Larocca, illus. by Archana Sreenivasan (July 14, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-885008-97-8). An Indian boy untangles a mathematical conundrum to win a place at the Rajah’s court. Ages 7–10.

Lee & Low/Tu

On These Magic Shores by Yamile Saied Méndez (Apr. 21, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-64379-031-2). Minerva must take care of her sisters after her mother’s disappearance. Ages 5–10.

Julieta and the Diamond Enigma by Luisana Duarte Armendáriz (May 5, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-64379-046-6). When a diamond goes missing from the Louvre, nine-year-old Julieta cracks the case. Ages 8–12.


I See 1, 2, 3: Count Your Community with Sesame Street by Jennifer Boothroyd (Mar. 3, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5415-8925-4). The Count enlists his friends to demonstrate various ways to count. Ages 4–8.

Frozen 2 Timeless Tales: Mythology, Folklore, and the Art of Storytelling by Shaina Olmanson (Feb. 1, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5415-8926-1) explores how myths and fairy tales connect to Frozen and Frozen 2. Ages 7–11.


A Is for Another Rabbit by Hannah Batsel (Apr. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-2950-2). A rabbit-obsessed narrator makes an owl increasingly irate by refusing to play by the rules of a conventional alphabet book. Ages 4–8.

Dads by John Coy, photographs by Wing Young Huie (Apr. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7839-5), showcases a range of fathers and children and celebrates all that fathers do. Ages 4–8.

A Bowl Full of Peace: A True Story by Caren Stelson, illus. by Akira Kusaka (May 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-2148-3) tells how a family preserved one of their few possessions to survive the bombing of Nagasaki. Ages 6–11.

All of a Sudden and Forever: Help and Healing After the Oklahoma City Bombing by Chris Barton, illus. by Nicole Xu (Feb. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-2669-3), traces the growth of hope and healing after the 1995 bombing in this city. Ages 7–11.

Dictionary for a Better World: Poems, Quotes, and Anecdotes from A to Z by Irene Latham and Charles Waters, illus. by Mehrdokht Amini (Feb. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-5775-8) reveals a variety of poetic forms and themes of diversity and inclusiveness. Ages 8–12.

Fly Back, Agnes by Elizabeth Atkinson (Mar. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7820-3). While staying with her father during the summer, 12-year-old Agnes decides to become someone else. Ages 10–14.

Red Menace by Lois Ruby (Feb. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-5749-9). In the summer of 1953, FBI agents stake out Marty’s house because they suspect his parents are Communist sympathizers. Ages 11–14.

Lerner/Carolrhoda Lab

Open Fire by Amber Lough (Mar. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7289-8). Working in a Russian munitions factory in 1917, Katya enlists in an all-female army batallion and witnesses the horrifying realities of war. Ages 13–18.

Somebody Told Me by Mia Siegert (Apr. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7819-7). After an assault, a bigender teen moves in with their uncle, a Catholic priest, and finds solace in helping parishoners. Ages 13–18.

Lerner/Graphic Universe

Lizard in a Zoot Suit by Marco Finnegan (May 5, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5415-8695-6). In 1943 L.A.,
sisters try to protect a lost member of an underground species from a corrupt military scientist. Ages 12–18.


Super Potato is back in Super Potato and the Mutant Animal Mayhem by Artur Laperla (Feb. 4, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5415-8701-4), ages 7–11. The Wolf in Underpants returns in The Wolf in Underpants Freezes His Buns Off by Wilfrid Lupano, illus. by Mayana Itoïz and Paul Cauuet (Mar. 3, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5415-8694-9), ages 7–11. Cassandra: Animal Psychic by Isabelle Bottier, illus. by Hélène Canac, welcomes Out on a Limb (May 5, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5415-8693-2), ages 9–14. The Accursed Inheritance of Henrietta Achilles by Haiko Hörnig, illus. by Marius Pawlitza (Apr. 7, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5415-8692-5), launches A House Divided, ages 12–18. And Life on Earth greets Distant Stars by MariNaomi (Mar. 3, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5415-8700-7), ages 14–18.


Flash and Gleam: Light in Our World by Sue Fliess, illus. by Khoa Le (Mar. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-5770-3), follows four children as they experience many different forms of light. Ages 5–8.

Play Like an Animal! Why Critters Splash, Race, Twirl, and Chase by Maria Gianferrari, illus. by Mia Powell (Apr. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-5771-0), examines various ways animals play. Ages 5–9.

A Girl Like Me by Angela Johnson, illus. by Nina Crews (Feb. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-5777-2) features illustrations of a diverse group of girls of color alongside empowering poetry. Ages 5–10.

If We Were Gone: Imagining the World Without People by John Coy, illus. by Natalie Capannelli (Mar. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-2357-9). What would happen to Earth if humans disappeared? Ages 5–10.


Into the Streets: A Young Person’s Visual History of Protest in the United States by Marke Bieschke (May 5, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5415-7904-0) guides readers through the art and history of significant protests, sit-ins, and collective acts of resistance. Ages 14–18.

Lil’ Libros

Súper Torta! by Eric Ramos (Mar. 24, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-947971-45-5). Bombo loves tortas, but when he accidentally drops one into a bucket of radioactive goo, it’s up to him to save the city from doom. Ages 4–8.

Little Bee

Animal Tails (May 5, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4998-1013-4) and Animal Tracks (May 5, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4998-1014-1) introduce a variety of animals and their unique tails and tracks. Ages up to 3.

Baby’s First Noah’s Ark, illus. by Nomar Perez (Feb. 4, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4998-0958-9), presents this biblical tale. Ages up to 3.

Colin Collects Colors by Jess McGeachin (July 7, $11.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4998-1026-4). Colin travels the world to collect colors in order to brighten up his dull, gray city. Ages 2–5.

The Llamas in the Field by Aly Fronis, illus. by Luke Flowers (Apr. 7, $5.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4998-1005-9), offers a farmyard-themed take on “The Wheels on the Bus.” Ages 2–5.

Grandpa Grumps by Katrina Moore, illus. by Xindi Yan (Apr. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0886-5). Daisy’s Yeh-Yeh is visiting from China, but she can’t get her grumpy grandfather to smile. Ages 4–8.

Kindergarten Hat by Janet Lawler, illus. by Geraldine Rodriguez (May 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0989-3). Carlos is scared to start kindergarten, but a teacher with a special hat gives him the confidence he needs. Ages 4–8.

No Party Poopers! by Gretchen McLellan, illus. by Lucy Semple (May 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0988-6). When two bears throw a party, they have trouble making sure the guests don’t include party poopers. Ages 4–8.

Moonbeams by Ann Bausum, illus. by Kyung Eun Han (June 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1033-2). People around the world witness the phases of the moon. Ages 4–8.

Uncle Bobby’s Wedding by Sarah S. Brannen, illus. by Lucia Soto (May 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1008-0). Chloe wonders if her favorite uncle will still have time for her when he marries his boyfriend Jamie, in this book produced with GLAAD. Ages 4–8.

The Fighting Infantryman: The Story of Albert D.J. Cashier, Transgender Civil War Soldier by Rob Sanders, illus. by Nabi Ali (May 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0936-7), spotlights this transgender soldier’s bravery as he faced challenges on the battlefield and struggled with the restrictions and confines of gender. Ages 6–9.

Selena: En Español by Silvia López, illus. by Paola Escobar (Feb. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0977-0), celebrates the iconic Queen of Tejano music, Selena Quintanilla. Ages 6–9.


People of Pride gains Ellen DeGeneres, illus. by Victoria Grace Elliott (Mar. 24, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4998-1015-8), ages 2–5. And Alien Next Door by A.I. Newton, illus. by Anjan Sarkar, picks up A New Planet (Feb. 4, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4998-1002-8), ages 6–8.

Little Bee/Buzzpop

Prance Like No One’s Watching: A Guided Journal for Exploding Unicorns by James Breakwell (Mar. 31, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4998-1031-8). Social media star Breakwell helps kids explore their sense of humor and mine the comedy in everyday triumphs and tragedies. Ages 7–10.

Stay True, Stay You by Meredith Foster (Apr. 7, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4998-1030-1). This YouTube influencer shares tips and anecdotes to help teens navigate their personal journeys. Ages 13–17.


Archie by Buzzpop adds Kevin Keller’s Favorite Colors (May 19, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4998-1051-6) and Betty and Veronica Fantastic Fashion (Mar. 10, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4998-1028-8), ages 2–5. And Pinkfong Baby Shark swims along with Chomp! (Crunchy Board Books) by Pinkfong (Feb. 4, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4998-1074-5), ages 3–6.

Little Bee/Yellow Jacket

Girl Called Blue by Shawna Railey (May 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1025-7). Eleven-year-old Blue learns how to fully grieve for her mother as life with her three brothers and busy father swirls around her. Ages 8–12.

The Inside Battle by Melanie Sumrow (Mar. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0917-6). A boy speaks up for what’s right when his father includes him in the activities of a racist, antigovernment militia group. Ages 8–12.


Gemini Mysteries by Kat Shepherd issues The Cat’s Paw (June 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0810-0), ages 10–14.

Little Hare


Archie returns in Archie the Arty Sloth by Heath McKenzie (Apr. 1, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-76068-018-3), ages 3–5.

Little, Brown

How to Potty Train Your Porcupine by Tom Toro (May 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-49539-4). Two children bring home a pet porcupine, but they can only keep her if she’s house-trained. Ages up to 8.

The Birthday Book by Todd Parr (Apr. 14, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-316-50663-2) explores various ways to celebrate a birthday. Ages 2–6.

Christopher Pumpkin by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet, illus. by Nick East (July 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-42755-5). Christopher prefers cupcakes and hugs to cobwebs and slugs, unlike the rest of the wicked witch’s pumpkin brood. Ages 4–8.

The Color Monster Goes to School by Anna Llenas (July 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-53704-9). The Color Monster has new adventures and makes friends on the first day of school. Ages 4–8.

Coral by Molly Idle (May 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-46571-7). Three very different mermaid friends learn to coexist on a sunlit reef teeming with sea life. Ages 4–8.

Fire Truck vs. Dragon by Chris Barton, illus. by Shanda McCloskey (Mar. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-52213-7). Rivals Fire Truck and Dragon face off at various locales—with unexpected results. Ages 4–8.

The Invention Hunters Discover How Light Works (July 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-46796-4) and The Invention Hunters Discover How Sound Works (July 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-46790-2) by Korwin Briggs. The title characters discover the physics of light and sound in their flying museum. Ages 4–8.

Leave It to Abigail by Barb Rosenstock (Feb. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-41571-2) spotlights one of America’s greatest founding mothers: Abigail Adams. Ages 4–8.

Mermaid and Me by Soosh (Apr. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-42662-6) depicts the friendship between a mermaid and a human girl. Ages 4–8.

Smug Seagull by Maddie Frost (May 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-52319-6). The sneakiest seagull on the beach meets his match when a plucky crab makes a grab for the tastiest snacks. Ages 4–8.

That’s Life! by Ame Dyckman, illus. by Cori Doerrfeld (Mar. 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-48548-7). After Life literally knocks on the door, one kid discovers that Life is truly what you make it. Ages 4–8.

True or Poo? A Kid’s Guide to Animal Facts & Fakes by Nick Caruso (July 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-53539-7) asks young readers to guess if statements about their favorite animals are true, or “poo.” Ages 4–8.

You Don’t Want a Dragon! by Ame Dyckman, illus. by Liz Climo (June 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-53580-9). Though initially thrilled with a pet dragon, a child soon discovers that dragons aren’t quite so awesome. Ages 4–8.

The Big Break by Mark Tatulli (Mar. 31, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-316-44054-7). Best friends who have been growing apart reunite to finish their movie about their search for the mythical Jersey Devil creature. Ages 8–12.

Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes (Mar. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-49380-2). Two brothers, one who presents as white, the other as black, train for a fencing competition at their school. Ages 8–12.

The Eagle Huntress: The True Story of the Girl Who Soared Beyond Expectations by Aisholpan Nurgaiv (May 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-52261-8). The author, subject of the documentary The Eagle Huntress, shares her story of becoming the first female eagle hunter to take part in a highly competitive festival. Ages 8–12.

Foodie Faces by Bill Wurtzel and Claire Wurtzel (June 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-42354-0). Faces made out of healthy foods depict 22 different emotions. Ages 8–12.

The Only Black Girls in Town by Brandy Colbert (Mar. 24, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-45638-8). The only two black girls in their neighborhood discover a collection of hidden journals revealing shocking secrets of the past. Ages 8–12.

The Truth According to Blue by Eve Yohalem (May 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-42437-0). When diabetic Blue’s grandfather dies, she honors his legacy by searching for an ocean treasure with an unlikely friend. Ages 8–12.

What We Found in the Corn Maze and How It Saved a Dragon by Henry Clark (May 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-49231-7). After finding a book of spells, three kids save a dying magical world and its last dragon. Ages 8–12.

When You Know What I Know by Sonja K. Solter (Mar. 24, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-53544-1) is a novel in verse about one girl’s journey in the aftermath of abuse. Ages 8–12.

Atomic Women: The Untold Stories of the Scientists Who Helped Create the Nuclear Bomb by Roseanne Montillo (May 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-48959-1) profiles WWII female scientists who worked on the Manhattan Project. Ages 12–18.

This Is My Brain in Love by I.W. Gregorio (Apr. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-42382-3). Romance blossoms when high school junior Jocelyn Wu teams up with new intern Will to save her family’s failing restaurant. Ages 12–18.

You Will Be Found by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Mar. 17, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-316-53766-7) illustrates the lyrics of this song from the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen. Ages 12–18.

Camp by L.C. Rosen (May 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-53775-9). At a summer camp for queer teens, Randy struggles with his identity after he falls for a guy who is very different from himself. Ages 13–17.

Dear Universe by Florence Gonsalves (May 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-43673-1). Hospital volunteer Brendan helps Chamomile deal with the stress of senior year and of caring for her terminally ill father. Ages 13–17.

Agnes at the End of the World by Kelly McWilliams (June 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-48733-7). Agnes must decide whether to escape her community—which outsiders call a cult—to save her ailing brother. Ages 13–18.

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-Winning Stamped from the Beginning by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi (Mar. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-45369-1) reimagines Kendi’s adult book for teen readers. Ages 13–18.

They Went Left by Monica Hesse (Apr. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-49057-3). In 1945 Germany, a teen who survived Auschwitz-Birkenau is desperate to find her brother so they can rebuild their shattered life. Ages 13–18.

The Winter Duke by Claire Eliza Bartlett (Mar. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-41734-1). After unexpectedly inheriting her murderous family’s kingdom, Ekata must wield magic and power to survive. Ages 14–18.


The Invisible String by Patrice Karst, illus. by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff, adds The Invisible Web: A Story Celebrating Love and Universal Connection (Apr. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-52496-4), ages 4–8. Middle School Misadventures by Jason Platt continues with Operation: Hat Heist! (Apr. 21, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-316-41690-0), ages 9–12. Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend (Mar. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-50895-7) joins Nevermoor, ages 9–12. And Diviners by Libba Bray concludes with The King of Crows (Feb. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-316-12609-0), ages 14–18.

Little, Brown/Patterson

The Ugly Doodles by Valeria Wicker (July 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-45626-5). Raven’s visit to the local art museum inspires her to create her own masterpieces, but the only thing she can seem to draw are ugly doodles. Ages 3–6.

Ha-Ha: A Graphic Novel by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, illus. by Betty Tang, adapted by Adam Rau (May 4, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-316-49195-2), is a graphic novel adaptation of this novel about a class clown who makes people laugh with her so they can’t laugh at her. Ages 8–14.

Hawk by James Patterson (July 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-49440-3). In this spinoff of the Maximum Ride series, heroine Max’s daughter Hawk tries to survive in post-apocalyptic New York City. Ages 12–up.

Sword in the Stars by Cori McCarthy and Amy Rose Capetta (Apr. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-44929-8). In the sequel to Once & Future, Ari and her Rainbow knights must pull off a Holy Grail heist thousands of years in the past—without destroying their own destinies. Ages 13–up.

You’re Next by Kylie Schachte (June 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-49377-2). A girl investigates the death of a former flame and uncovers an explosive conspiracy. Ages 14–up.


Dog Diaries greets Mission Impawsible: A Middle School Story by James Patterson and Steven Butler, illus. by Richard Watson (Mar. 30, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-316-49447-2), ages 7–12. Middle School gains Master of Disaster by Patterson and Chris Tebbetts, illus. by Jomike Tejido (Feb. 17, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-316-42049-5), ages 8–12. The Plunder Down Under by Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, illus. by Juliana Neufeld (June 8, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-316-42058-7), joins Treasure Hunters, ages 8–12.

Little, Brown/Poppy

Most Likely by Sarah Watson (Mar. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-45483-4) centers on four high school friends, one of whom will become the U.S. president—but which? Ages 13–18.

Little Grasshopper


Early Learning Fun issues We Poop on the Potty! by Nicole Sulgit and Jim Harbison, illus. by Jean Claude (Mar. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-64030-947-0), ages 2–5. And I Can Find It! introduces Things That Go, (Mar. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-64030-981-4) and Unicorn Candy Explosion (Mar. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-64030-960-9), ages 2–5.


Seek & Find Bible by Elisenda Castells, illus. by Gabrielle Murphy (Apr. 1, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-8294-4955-6), features 46 illustrated biblical stories. Ages 2–6.