Ducktective Quack and the Cake Crime Wave by Claire Freedman, illus. by Mike Byrne (Apr. 1, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5098-8240-3). Kids follow picture clues to help this detective find a cake thief. Ages 3–5.
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The Ghosts Went Floating by Kim Norman, illus. by Jay Fleck (July 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31213-8). This tale inspired by “The Ants Went Marching” introduces early math concepts. Ages 3–6.
The Music of Life by Louis Thomas (Feb. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30315-0). A composer stars in this story about finding big inspiration and beauty in the smallest of details. Ages 3–6.
Be Amazing: A History of Pride by Desmond Napoles, illus. by Dylan Glynn (May 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31258-9). The author, a young social justice advocate, addresses the fight for LGBTQ rights and embracing one’s uniqueness. Ages 3–7.
A Book for Escargot by Dashka Slater, illus. by Sydney Hanson (Apr. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31286-2). In this sequel to Escargot, the French snail scours a library to find the book of his dreams. Ages 4–6.
A Place Inside of Me by Zetta Elliott, illus. by Noa Denmon (July 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30741-7). A brown child is at the center of this tale about discovering and accepting one’s emotional landscape. Ages 4–8.
Solar Story: How One Community Lives Alongside the World’s Biggest Solar Plant by Allan Drummond (Mar. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30899-5) spotlights the Noor Solar Power Plant in Morocco. Ages 4–8.
Ways to Welcome by Linda Ashman, illus. by Joey Chou (June 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31318-0), emphasizes the importance of small acts of kindness and warm welcomes. Ages 4–8.
The Word for Friend by Aidan Cassie (June 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31046-2). Kemala starts school in a new country in this book about making friends and overcoming language barriers. Ages 4–8.
Beast: Face-to-Face with the Florida Bigfoot by Watt Key (Apr. 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31369-2). After his parents’ disappearance, a boy taunted for claiming he saw Bigfoot embarks on a hunt for answers. Ages 8–12.
A Dog-Friendly Town by Josephine Cameron (May 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30644-1). Three siblings race to solve the mystery of a missing bejeweled dog collar at their parents’ hotel. Ages 8–12.
The Feylawn Chronicles: The Book of Fatal Errors by Dashka Slater (July 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30119-4) launches a duology about a boy who discovers mysterious creatures in his grandfather’s barn. Ages 8–12.
A Galaxy of Sea Stars by Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo (Feb. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30909-1). Izzy faces a tough choice after her father, an Afghan War veteran, invites his former interpreter to live with them. Ages 8–12.
How to Make Friends with the Sea by Tanya Guerrero (Mar. 31, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31199-5). A Filipino boy deals with anxiety while his mother fosters an orphan with a facial anomaly. Ages 8–12.
Quintessence by Jess Redman (May 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30976-3). When Alma sees a falling star, she and her friends go on a quest involving alchemy and self-discovery to return the star to its home. Ages 8–12.
A High Five for Glenn Burke by Phil Bildner (Feb. 25, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31273-2) meshes the story of Burke, the first pro baseball player to come out as gay, and that of a fictional boy’s self-discovery. Ages 10–13.
What Stars Are Made of by Sarah Allen (Mar. 31, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31319-7). A girl with Turner Syndrome is determined to win a science contest and give the prize money to her pregnant sister. Ages 10–14.
Miss You Love You Hate You Bye by Abby Sher (Feb. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30701-1). Written partially in letters, this novel centers on a girl’s search for courage to help a friend who can’t stop hurting herself. Ages 12–18.
The Wrath of Ambar: Hunted by the Sky by Tanaz Bhathena (June 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31309-8) debuts a series about identity, class struggles, and romance, set in a world inspired by medieval India. Ages 12–18.
All Boys Aren’t Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto by George M. Johnson (Apr. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31271-8). This journalist and LGBTQ activist explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years. Ages 14–18.
Love Is for Losers by Wibke Brueggemann (July 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31397-5). In this queer romantic comedy, a teen discovers her sexuality and vulnerability. Ages 14–18.
The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski (Mar. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30638-0). Set in the world of the Winner’s Trilogy, this LGBTQ romantic fantasy is about breaking free from the lies told by others and ourselves. Ages 14–18.
Seven Endless Forests by April Genevieve Tucholke (Mar. 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30709-7). This standalone companion to The Boneless Mercies offers a retelling of the King Arthur legend. Ages 14–18.
Pout-Pout Fish Paperback Adventures issues Pout-Pout Fish: Goes to the Doctor by Deborah Diesen, illus. by Dan Hanna (Feb. 25, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-374-31050-9), ages 2–5. You Can Be Kind, Pout-Pout Fish! (Apr. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31292-3) and You Can Read, Pout-Pout Fish! (Apr. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31288-6) are new Pout-Pout Fish Readers by Diesen, illus. by Hanna, ages 4–8. A Unicorn Named Sparkle returns in A Unicorn Named Sparkle and the Pumpkin Monster by Amy Young (July 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30850-6), ages 4–8. Eagle Rock Trilogy adds All Together Now by Hope Larson (May 5, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-374-31365-4), ages 10–14. A Peculiar Peril by Jeff VanderMeer (July 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30886-5) joins The Misadventures of Jonathan Lambshead, ages 13–17. And Sands of Arawiya continues with We Free the Stars by Hafsah Faizal (May 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31157-5), ages 14–17.
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You Belong by Rachel Platten, illus. by Marcin Piwowarski (Mar. 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-24016-3), portrays the emotions that expectant parents experience, and the person they envision as a baby grows up. Ages up to 4.
3 2 1 Awesome! 20 Fearless Women Who Dared to Be Different by Eva Chen, illus. by Derek Desierto (June 2, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-250-62402-4), is a counting book spotlighting accomplished women. Ages 1–3.
An Alphabet of Hugs by Emily Snape (Mar. 31, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-250-24000-2). Animals star in this alphabetical roundup of various kinds of hugs. Ages 1–4.
I See a Shadow by Laura Breen (June 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31695-0). This tribute to imagination reveals that shadows are not always what they seem. Ages 2–5.
You Be Mommy by Karla Clark, illus. by Zoe Persico (Mar. 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22538-2). A tired mother lets her rambunctious toddler take a turn being the parent at bedtime. Ages 2–6.
All Welcome Here by James Preller, illus. by Mary GrandPré (June 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15588-7). Haikus celebrate the first day of school. Ages 4–7.
Ava in Code Land by Jess Hitchman and Gavin Cullen, illus. by Leire Martin (Apr. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31661-5). A girl uses her coding skills to save her video-game home. Ages 4–8.
Royal Rescues #1: The Naughty Kitten by Paula Harrison, illus. by Olivia Chin Mueller (July 14, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-25923-3), launches a series starring a princess who helps animals in trouble. Ages 5–8.
Twist by Sarah Cannon (Feb. 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-12330-5). Gifted kids band together to save their town and a fantasy world from horror-story monsters that come to life. Ages 8–11.
Alice’s Farm: A Rabbit’s Tale by Maryrose Wood (June 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22455-2). A young rabbit works with her natural predators to save her home and help the farm’s incompetent new owners. Ages 8–12.
Center of Gravity by Shaunta Grimes (Mar. 24, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19186-1). After her mother dies and her father quickly remarries, Tessa must rebuild her life and friendships. Ages 8–12.
True or False: A CIA Analyst’s Guide to Spotting Fake News by Cindy L. Otis (May 19, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23949-5) discusses the history of fake news and how to see past one’s own information biases. Ages 8–12.
The Brave by James Bird (June 30, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-24775-9). A new friend helps a boy who counts every letter spoken to him to overcome his challenges. Ages 9–12.
Adventures on Trains #1: The Highland Falcon Thief by M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman (July 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22289-3). In this series debut, a boy aboard the last journey of the royal train the Highland Falcon helps apprehend a jewel thief. Ages 10–14.
In the Shadow of the Sun by Em Castellan (Feb. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22602-0). Set in 1661 Versailles, this romantic fantasy uncovers the drama among King Louis, his brother Philippe, and the woman who loves them both. Ages 12–17.
Ms. Gloria Steinem: A Life by Winifred Conkling (June 30, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-24457-4) is a biography of this political activist and
feminist icon. Ages 12–18.
28 Days: A Novel of Resistance in the Warsaw Ghetto by David Safier (Mar. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23714-9). Inspired by true events, this story chronicles the brutality of the Holocaust as seen through the eyes of a resilient teenage girl. Ages 13–18.
The Friend Scheme by Cale Dietrich (May 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-18699-7). Can the son of a mobster open up to his father when his feelings for the son of a police commissioner turn romantic? Ages 13–18.
Glitch Kingdom by Sheena Boekweg (Feb. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20979-5). After a software glitch locks competing teens inside a video game, they must escape before the fantasy world corrupts them. Ages 13–18.
The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller (Feb. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-18996-7). Alessandra is on a mission to marry the Shadow King, kill him, and take his kingdom for herself. Ages 13–18.
The Silence of Bones by June Hur (Apr. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22955-7). Set in Joseon Dynasty-era Korea, this mystery centers on an indentured servant who becomes entangled in a murder investigation. Ages 13–18.
Six Angry Girls by Adrienne Kisner (June 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-25342-2) relays the story of a mock trial team, feminism, and the inherent power of a pair of knitting needles. Ages 13–18.
This Is All Your Fault by Aminah Mae Safi (June 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-24234-1). Three girls working at a bookshop band together to save the store from closing. Ages 13–18.
My Fangtastically Evil Vampire Pet welcomes Cats in the Crater by Mo O’Hara, illus. by Marek Jagucki (Feb. 25, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-12815-7), ages 8–10. Young Captain Nemo returns in Quest for the Nautilus by Jason Henderson (Mar. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-17324-9), ages 9–12. Contender continues with The Challenger by Taran Matharu (June 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-13872-9), ages 12–18. And Mayfly by Jeff Sweat adds Scorpion (June 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-13922-1), ages 13–18.
Poesy the Monster Slayer by Cory Doctorow, illus. by Matt Rockefeller (July 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-362-7), introduces a girl whose monster-catching activities delay her bedtime. Ages 4–6.
InvestiGators by John Patrick Green (Feb. 25, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-250-21995-4) opens a series about two super-spy alligators who travel through the sewers to fight forces of evil. Ages 7–10.
Astronauts: Women on the Final Frontier by Jim Ottaviani, illus. by Maris Wicks (Feb. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-877-6), showcases trailblazing Soviet and American women astronauts. Ages 9–13.
Snapdragon by Kat Leyh (Feb. 4, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-17111-5). When a girl befriends the town witch, she discovers the strange magic within herself. Ages 10–14.
The Phantom Twin by Lisa Brown (Mar. 3, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-62672-924-7). In this graphic novel set in a turn-of-the-century sideshow, a girl is haunted by the ghost of her conjoined twin. Ages 12–16.
The Mars Challenge by Alison Wilgus, illus. by Wyeth Yates (June 16, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-250-25825-0). To realize her dream of being the first woman on Mars, Nadia must explore the science of space flight. Ages 13–18.
Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang (Mar. 17, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-079-4). The author turns the spotlight on his life, his family, and the men’s varsity basketball team at the high school where he teaches. Ages 14–18.
Peter & Ernesto are back in Sloths in the Night by Graham Annable (Apr. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-21130-9), ages 6–10. Maker Comics offers Grow a Garden! by Alexis Frederick-Frost (Feb. 25, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-15214-5), ages 9–12. History Comics releases The Great Chicago Fire: Rising from the Ashes by Kate Hannigan, illus. by Alex Graudins (June 30, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-17426-0), ages 9–13. Crows: Genius Birds by Kyla Vanderklugt (Mar. 24, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-62672-802-8) joins Science Comics, ages 9–13. Cottons continues with The White Carrot by Jim Pascoe, illus. by Heidi Arnhold (Feb. 18, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-061-9), ages 10–14. And Ngozi Ukazu’s Check, Please! concludes with Sticks & Scones (Apr. 7, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-17950-0), ages 14–18.
Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust (May 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19614-9). A princess cursed to be poisonous to the touch discovers what power might lie in that fate. Ages 12–18.
Anna K: A Love Story by Jenny Lee (Mar. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23643-2). This duology debut is a reimagining of Anna Karenina starring a Korean-American girl. Ages 13–17.
It Sounded Better in My Head by Nina Kenwood (Apr. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-21926-8). An Australian girl becomes involved in a confusing, awkward, and thrilling new relationship. Ages 12–18.
Liberté by Gita Trelease (July 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-29555-2). This sequel to Enchantée follows magician Camille Durbonne and her friends into the darkest days of the French Revolution. Ages 13–17.
V Is for Voting by Kate Farrell, illus. by Caitlin Kuhwald (July 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23125-3), offers an alphabetical introduction to the importance of voting and activism. Ages 3–7.
The City Girls by Aki (Mar. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31395-9). A troupe of girls explores the busy, diverse city. Ages 4–8.
Don’t Feed the Coos! by Jonathan Stutzman, illus. by Heather Fox (Feb. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30318-9), is a cautionary tale about what happens when a girl shares some bread with a pigeon. Ages 4–8.
Flying High: The Story of Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles by Michelle Meadows, illus. by Ebony Glenn (May 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20566-7), profiles this Olympic gymnast. Ages 4–8.
Where Is Our Library?: A Story of Patience and Fortitude by Josh Funk, illus. by Stevie Lewis (Aug. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-24140-5). Scouring N.Y.C. for their missing library, two lions find literary landmarks. Ages 4–8.
Albert Hopper, Science Hero by John Himmelman (May 19, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23016-4) starts up a series in which a frog scientist journeys to the center of the earth. Ages 6–8.
Monster and Boy by Hannah Barnaby, illus. by Anoosha Syed (July 28, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-250-21783-7). In this series debut, the monster who lives under the bed swallows the boy who sleeps in it. Ages 6–9.
Fly on the Wall by Remy Lai (May 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31411-6). A boy goes on a secret solo journey halfway around the world to prove his independence to his overprotective family. Ages 8–12.
The Middler by Kirsty Applebaum (Apr. 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31733-9). In this novel of resistance and forbidden friendship, war rages and dangerous wanderers roam beyond the borders of Maggie’s town. Ages 8–12.
Who Did It First? 50 Politicians, Activists, and Entrepreneurs Who Revolutionized the World by Jay Leslie, illus. by Nneka Myers (Feb. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-21172-9), is a follow-up to Who Did It First? 50 Scientists, Artists, and Mathematicians Who Revolutionized the World. Ages 8–12.
A Game of Fox & Squirrels by Jenn Reese (Apr. 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-24301-0). A girl coping with a domestic violence incident is swept up in a board game that may or may not be magical. Ages 10–14.
Whose Right Is It? The Second Amendment and the Fight Over Guns by Hana Bajramovic (June 30, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22425-5) examines this amendment, the NRA, and the centuries-long fight over guns. Ages 10–14.
Bent Heavens by Daniel Kraus (Feb. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15167-4). Shortly before he disappeared, Liv’s father said he’d been abducted by aliens—and now an alien appears on their farm. Ages 14–18.
A Breath Too Late by Rocky Callen (Apr. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23879-5). After her suicide, Ellie finds that she is a spectator, swaying between past and present, retracing events from before her death. Ages 14–18.
Fake Plastic World by Zara Lisbon (June 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15631-0). This sequel to Fake Plastic Girl explores truth, beauty, and the perils of fame. Ages 14–18.
Little Universes by Heather Demetrios (Apr. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22279-4). When their parents perish in a tsunami, two sisters struggle with secrets that the deaths have exposed and uncertainty about the future. Ages 14–18.
Llama is back in Llama Unleashes the Alpacalypse by Jonathan Stutzman, illus. by Heather Fox (May 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22285-5), ages 4–8. Our Universe continues with Ocean! Waves for All by Stacy McAnulty, illus. by David Litchfield (May 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-10809-8), ages 4–8. Who Did It First? welcomes Mayor Pete: The Story of Pete Buttigieg by Rob Sanders, illus. by Levi Hastings (May 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-26757-3), ages 4–8. Epic Athletes greets Simone Biles by Dan Wetzel, illus. by Marcelo Baez (Mar. 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-29582-8), ages 8–12; and Kevin Durant by Wetzel, illus. by Baez (Aug. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-29583-5), ages 9–12. Silver Batal picks up Race for the Dragon Heartstone by K.D. Halbrook, illus. by Ilse Gort (June 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-18109-1), ages 9–14. The Key of Skeleton Peak wraps up Legends of the Lost Causes by Brad McLelland and Louis Sylvester (Mar. 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-12436-4), ages 10–14. And Merciful Crow adds The Faithless Hawk by Margaret Owen (July 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19194-6), ages 14–18.
My America by Karen Katz (June 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8050-9012-3). In this celebration of immigration, children from around the world share their stories about where they’re from and where they live now. Ages 2–6.
Dandylion Summer by Frann Preston-Gannon (Apr. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-13339-7). Two sisters’ wish upon a dandelion for a summer filled with adventure comes true. Ages 4–8.
Ducks! by Deborah Underwood, illus. by T.L. McBeth (Feb. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-12709-9). After a duck
wanders away from the rest of the flock, it must find the way back. Ages 4–8.
I’m Sticking with You by Smriti Prasadam-Halls, illus. by Steve Small (May 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-61923-5). When their friendship is tested, Bear and Squirrel discover that they have more fun together than apart. Ages 4–8.
Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring by Kenard Pak (Feb. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15172-8). A boy and his dog explore nature and greet signs of the impending spring. Ages 4–8.
Green Machine: The Slightly Gross Truth About Turning Your Food Scraps into Green Energy by Rebecca Donnelly, illus. by Christophe Jacques (Mar. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30406-3). After corn is harvested and eaten, its scraps are composted and
converted into green energy. Ages 4–8.
Dung for Dinner: A Stomach-Churning Look at the Animal Poop, Pee, Vomit, and Secretions That People Have Eaten (and Often Still Do!) by Christine Virnig, illus. by Korwin Briggs (July 21, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-24679-0), highlights some less-than-appetizing things humans eat. Ages 8–12.
Time Dogs reappear in Barry and the Great Mountain Rescue by Helen Moss, illus. by Misa Saburi (Mar. 10, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-250-18637-9), ages 5–7.
One Golden Rule at School: A Counting Book by Selina Alko (June 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-16381-3) is a counting book set in an inclusive, diverse classroom. Ages 2–6.
Happy County #1: Hello, World! by Ethan Long (Mar. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19175-5) opens an interactive series that stars cheerful neighbors and introduces colors, numbers, and other concepts. Ages 3–6.
Papa Brings Me the World by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw (May 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15925-0). In this tale celebrating the parent-child bond and global cultures, Lulu’s father shares
stories about his travels. Ages 3–7.
Dragon Meets Boy by Michael Slack (June 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-271-4). The friendship between a boy and his toy dragon continues into the next generation. Ages 3–8.
Emily Writes: Emily Dickinson and Her Poetic Beginnings by Jane Yolen, illus. by Christine Davenier (Feb. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-12808-9), imagines Dickinson’s childhood experimentation with writing poetry. Ages 5–8.
Alice Across America: The Story of the First Women’s Cross-Country Road Trip by Sarah Glenn Marsh, illus. by Gilbert Ford (Feb. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-29702-0), spotlights Alice Ramsey, who in 1909 became the first woman to drive a car across America. Ages 5–9.
Already a Butterfly: A Meditation Story by Julia Alvarez, illus. by Raúl Colón (June 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-932-4). A butterfly learns to meditate in this tale of mindfulness, reflection, and self-care. Ages 5–9.
Tiny Bird: A Hummingbird’s Amazing Journey by Robert Burleigh, illus. by Wendell Minor (Apr. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-369-8), follows a hummingbird’s migration south for the winter. Ages 5–9.
Elvin Link, Please Report to the Principal’s Office! by Drew Dernavich (July 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-209-7). Can Elvin navigate the last weeks of school without getting in trouble for his incessant doodling? Ages 8–12.
Thieves of Weirdwood by William Shivering, illus. by Anna Earley (Apr. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30288-5). Two young thieves are plunged into a battle between the Real and Imaginary worlds in this series debut. Ages 8–12.
The Treasure Inside by Gilbert Ford (July 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20567-4). A clairvoyant sleuth on an epic journey stars in this bookish mystery involving art history and friendship. Ages 9–12.
The Girl in the White Van by April Henry (May 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15759-1). A teen who is snatched outside her kung fu class must figure out how to escape—and rescue another kidnapping victim. Ages 12–18.
Masterpiece Adventures continues with A Trip to the Country for Marvin & James by Elise Broach, illus. by Kelly Murphy (Apr. 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-250-18609-6), ages 6–9. And My Life introduces My Life as a Coder by Janet Tashjian, illus. by Jake Tashjian (Apr. 7, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-26179-3), ages 9–12.
The Bear’s Garden by Marcie Colleen, illus. by Alison Oliver (Mar. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31481-9). Inspired by the true tale of a Brooklyn community garden, this picture book centers on a girl and her stuffed bear. Ages 3–6.
The Fairies of Honeysuckle Hollow by Robyn Frampton, illus. by Laura K. Horton (Mar. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-12264-3). A girl who befriends a fairy earns her own fairy wings. Ages 3–6.
Five Fuzzy Chicks by Diana Murray, illus. by Sydney Hanson (Feb. 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30122-2). One by one, energetic chicks fall asleep. Ages 3–6.
It’s Okay to Be a Unicorn! by Jason Tharp (Feb. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31132-0). A unicorn pretends to be a horse—until he learns to embrace his true self. Ages 3–6.
Do Not Go in There by Ariel Horn, illus. by Izzy Burton (July 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-18949-3). This story of monster friends highlights themes of anxiety, curiosity, and bravery—and the power of imagination. Ages 3–7.
Wild About Dads by Diana Murray, illus. by Amber Alvarez (May 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31574-8). Dads of various kinds star in this ode to fatherhood. Ages 3–7.
Sunrise Summer by Matthew Swanson, illus. by Robbi Behr (June 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-08058-5). In this story of self-confidence and empowerment, a girl’s role in her family’s fishing expeditions changes. Ages 4–7.
Braver: A Wombat’s Tale by Suzanne Selfors and Walker Ranson (June 23, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-21991-6). A wombat leaves home for the very first time to rescue her captured parents.
Con Quest! by Sam Maggs (June 23, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30727-9) presents a comics convention adventure about fandom, family, and finding your place in the world. Ages 8–12.
Foreverland by Nicole C. Kear (Apr. 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-21983-1). With her life at school and home in shambles, a girl runs away to an amusement park, where she befriends another young runaway. Ages 8–12.
Odd Squad Agent’s Handbook by Tim McKeon and Adam Peltzman (Feb. 11, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22266-4). This tie-in to TV’s Odd Squad is a guide to becoming a top-notch squad agent. Ages 8–12.
Taylor Before and After by Jennie Englund (Feb. 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-17187-0) is a novel comprised of journal entries alternating between two timelines—before and after a life-changing accident. Ages 8–12.
All Eyes on Her by L.E. Flynn (June 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15817-8). After Tabby and Mark go hiking and only she returns, everyone weighs in on what happened—except the one person who knows. Ages 14–18.
I Am Here Now by Barbara Bottner (May 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20769-2). Set in the Bronx in the 1960s, this novel in free verse stars a teenage artist who shatters her life and pieces it back together. Ages 14–18.
I Kissed Alice by Anna Birch (May 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-21985-5). Enemies competing for an arts school scholarship meet on a fanfic site and unknowingly begin collaborating on a graphic novel. Ages 14–18.
All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace (Feb. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30778-1). In this duology launch, a princess must secure her place as heir to the throne by proving her mastery of dangerous soul magic. Ages 15–18.
When Pencil Met Eraser picks up
When Pencil Met the Markers by Karen Kilpatrick and Luis O. Ramos Jr., illus. by German Blanco (May 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30940-2), ages 3–6. It’s Not a Bed continues with It’s Not a School Bus, It’s a Pirate Ship by Mickey Rapkin, illus. by Teresa Martinez (June 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22977-9), ages 3–7. Dave the Unicorn makes his debut in Welcome to Unicorn School (June 2, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-25634-8) and Team Spirit by Pip Bird, illus. by David O’Connell (June 2, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-25636-2), ages 7–10. The Library of Ever issues Rebel in the Library of Ever by Zeno Alexander (Apr. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-16919-8), ages 8–12. Face the Music joins The Startup Squad by Brian Weisfeld and Nicole C. Kear (May 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-18045-2), ages 8–12. And My Life Uploaded adds My Life Gone Viral by Rae Earl (Apr. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-13380-9), ages 12–15.
How Many Mice Make an Elephant and Other Big Questions by Tracey Turner, illus. by Galia Bernstein (June 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7565-2), introduces relative size, distance, and other comparisons. Ages 6–9.
Wow! presents Wow! Look What Robots Can Do! by Andrea Mills, illus. by Ste Johnson (June 16, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7534-7544-7), ages 5–7; and Wow! Look What’s in the Forests by Camilla de la Bedoyere, illus. by Johnson (June 16, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7534-7569-0), ages 5–8. Basher STEM Junior by Jonathan O’Callaghan, illus. by Simon Basher, debuts with Engineering (July 7, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7534-7556-0), Math (July 7, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7534-7557-7), Science (July 7, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7534-7554-6), and Technology (July 7, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7534-7555-3), ages 7–10. And Basher History adds Basher Civics by Dan Green, illus. by Basher (June 16, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7534-7626-0), ages 10–14.
20 First Words in 20 Languages (Mar. 31, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-250-23064-5). Readers turn the wheel to translate 20 basic words into 20 languages. Ages up to 3.
Create Your Own Secret Language: Invent Codes, Ciphers, Hidden Messages, and More by David J. Peterson, illus. by Ryan Goldsberry (June 30, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-22232-9), provides instructions for creating secret communication, from simple ciphers to new alphabets. Ages 10–14.
Baby Beats starts up with Let’s Learn 4/4 Time!, illus. by Ellen Stubbings (May 5, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-250-24145-0), ages up to 3. And Tiny World presents Crochet! by Lauren Espy (Apr. 7, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-20816-3), Quilting! by Justin Stafford (Apr. 7, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-20818-7), and Soap! by Leeana O’Cain (Apr. 7, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-20817-0), ages 10–14.
All the following titles are created by Roger Priddy: Chunky Set: Play Tractor (Feb. 11, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-312-52978-9) is a new Chunky 3 Pack, ages up to 3. Joining Flap Books are My First Farm (July 7, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-312-52976-5) and My First Places: My First Town (Feb. 11, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-312-52977-2), ages up to 4. First 1000 adds First 1000 Words: A Photographic Catalog of Baby’s First Words (Aug. 4, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52979-6), ages up to 5. Lift the Flap continues with Lift the Flap Nursery Rhymes (Apr. 7, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-312-52983-3), ages 1–3. And Smart Toddlers welcomes Fun Facts: On the Farm (Mar. 3, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52982-6), ages 2–5.
Goodnight, Little Dancer (July 21, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31004-0) and Goodnight, Little Superhero (July 21, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31005-7) by Jennifer Adams, illus. by Alea Marley, are bedtime tales. Ages up to 6.
Friday Night Wrestlefest by J.F. Fox, illus. by Micah Player (Feb. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-21240-5). A father tries to get his kids ready for bed in this story inspired by WWE wrestling. Ages 3–6.
We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom, illus. by Michaela Goade (Mar. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20355-7). When a snake threatens to destroy Earth, a water protector takes a stand. Ages 3–6.
I’m Not a Girl: A Transgender Story by Maddox Lyons and Jessica Verdi, illus. by Dana Simpson (May 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31068-4). This book based on a true transgender identity journey centers on a boy who is determined to be himself. Ages 3–7.
A Little Space for Me by Jennifer Gray Olson (July 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20626-8). A girl who hates her crowded life goes in search of some space of her own. Ages 3–7.
What’s the Matter, Marlo? by Andrew Arnold (June 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22323-4). This tale highlights empathy and the need to help friends through their anger and sadness. Ages 3–7.
Three Squeezes by Jason Pratt, illus. by Chris Sheban (May 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31345-4), offers a celebration of life, love, and the unbreakable bond between parent and child. Ages 3–8.
Ronan the Librarian by Tara Luebbe and Becky Cattie, illus. by Victoria Maderna (Apr. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-18921-9). A rough-and-tumble warrior develops—and shares—a new love for literature. Ages 4–8.
Sunny by Celia Krampien (Feb. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31660-8). Sunny always looks on the bright side in this tale about the power of optimism. Ages 4–8.
The Truth About Butterflies by Maxwell Eaton (May 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23253-3) is a guide to butterflies and their unique life cycle. Ages 4–8.
The Unicorn Came to Dinner by Lauren DeStefano, illus. by Gaia Cornwall (June 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31040-8). A rude unicorn stars in this story about fear, anxiety, and the importance of being oneself. Ages 4–8.
Jumbo: The Making of the Boeing 747 by Chris Gall (June 9, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15580-1) chronicles the development of this passenger plane and its effect on the history of air travel. Ages 5–10.
The Prettiest by Brigit Young (Apr. 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-923-0). Unlikely friends band together to uncover the source of an anonymous list ranking the prettiest girls in eighth grade. Ages 8–12.
Woke: A Young Poet’s Call to Justice by Mahogany L. Browne, Elizabeth Acevedo, and Olivia Gatwood, illus. by Theodore Taylor (Mar. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31120-7). Jason Reynolds contributes a foreword to this collection of poems by women. Ages 8–12.
Beyond Words: What Wolves and Dogs Think and Feel by Carl Safina (Apr. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-14465-2), is a young readers’ adaptation of this nonfiction bestseller. Ages 10–14
The Invisible Boy by Alyssa Hollingsworth, illus. by Deborah Lee (June 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15572-6). This superhero-inspired adventure explores friendship and what it means to be truly brave. Ages 10–14.
Jane Against the World: Roe v. Wade and the Fight for Reproductive Rights by Karen Blumenthal (Feb. 25, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-165-4) chronicles the history of abortion and this pivotal court case. Ages 12–18.
River of Dreams by Jan Nash (July 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-24884-8). In this fantasy debut, a girl must rescue her brother from a dream world. Ages 12–18.
Emily Kastner’s Nerdy Babies picks up Rocks (May 5, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-250-31224-2) and Weather (May 5, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-250-31232-7), ages up to 3. In the Wild welcomes Play in the Wild: How Baby Animals Like to Have Fun by Lita Judge (June 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23706-4), ages 5–8. Ben Braver wraps up with Ben Braver and the Vortex of Doom by Marcus Emerson (Mar. 3, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-712-0), ages 7–10. And concluding John August’s Arlo Finch is Arlo Finch in the Kingdom of Shadows (Feb. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-818-9), ages 8–12.
If You Only Knew by Prerna Pickett (Feb. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31446-8). A boy recently released from jail and the daughter of a prosecutor fall for each other against all odds. Ages 13–17.
The Ballad of Ami Miles by Kristy Dallas Alley (May 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22213-8). A teen raised in isolation journeys through a post-apocalyptic landscape to find her long-lost mother. Ages 13–18.
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas (June 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-25046-9). A trans boy determined to prove his gender to his conservative Latinx family summons a ghost who refuses to leave. Ages 13–18.
The Dark In-Between by Elizabeth Hrib (May 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-24274-7). After a near-death experience, a girl gains the ability to cross into the plane between life and death. Ages 13–18.
Deadly Curious by Cindy Anstey (June 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-25227-2). In 1834 London, an aspiring detective investigates the murder of her cousin. Ages 13–18.
The Do-Over by Jennifer Honeybourn (July 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19468-8). What happens when a teen gets the chance to redo her past? Ages 13–18.
The Good for Nothings by Danielle Banas (June 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31125-2). A crew of misfit teenage criminals searches the galaxy for a treasure rumored to grant immortality. Ages 13–18.
The Invention of Sophie Carter by Samantha Hastings (July 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23627-2). In this Victorian romance, identical twin sisters swap places in order to pursue their secret ambitions. Ages 13–18.
Last Chance Summer by Shannon Klare (May 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31364-5). After she’s caught drinking, a sheriff’s daughter is shipped off to work as a counselor at her aunt’s summer camp. Ages 13–18.
Not Another Love Song by Olivia Wildenstein (July 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22464-4). When Angie enters a songwriting competition hosted by her music idol, she falls for a boy who could jeopardize her dreams. Ages 13–18.
An Outcast and an Ally by Caitlin Lochner (Feb. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-25664-5). In this sequel to A Soldier and a Liar, four teens with superpowers question whether they can trust one another. Ages 13–18.
The Offering adds Defy the Sun by Jessika Fleck (Mar. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15477-4), ages 13–18.
Sparrow by Mary Cecilia Jackson (Mar. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-9885-7). A ballerina finds the courage to confront the abuse that haunts her past and threatens her future. Ages 13–17.
Category Five by Ann Dávila Cardinal (June 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-29612-2) is a supernatural thriller set against the backdrop of post-hurricane Puerto Rico. Ages 13–18.
Chasing Starlight by Teri Bailey Black (June 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-9951-9). After witnessing a murder in 1938 Hollywood, sensible Kate finds herself working at a movie studio and hunting a killer, while falling for a penniless actor. Ages 13–18.
Dark Skies by Danielle L. Jensen (May 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31776-6). Unwanted betrothals, assassination attempts, and a battle for the crown converge in this fantasy series debut. Ages 13–18.
An Education in Ruin by Alexis Bass (July 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19595-1). The Mahoney brothers are the golden boys of their school, but a new girl is set on earning their trust—and then destroying them. Ages 13–18.
Every Reason We Shouldn’t by Sara Fujimura (Mar. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20407-3). After Olivia’s Olympic figure-skating dreams end, she falls for a speed skater training at her family’s ice rink. Ages 13–18.
The Extraordinaries by TJ Klune (May 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20365-6) presents a queer coming-of-age story about a fanboy with ADHD and the heroes he loves. Ages 13–18.
Last Girls by Demetra Brodsky (May 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-25652-2) is a suspense novel about sisterhood, survival, and family secrets. Ages 13–18.
Meet Me at Midnight by Jessica Pennington (Apr. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-18766-6). Two teen swimmers waging a war of mutual practical jokes declare an uneasy truce when they fall for one another. Ages 13–18.
The Princess Will Save You by Sarah Henning (July 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23742-2). In this tale inspired by The Princess Bride, a princess sets out to rescue her kidnapped commoner love—and her future. Ages 13–18.
Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow (June 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31532-8). Two best friends discover their magical identities in this novel reflecting the challenges of contemporary racism and sexism. Ages 13–18.
Joanna Hathaway’s Glass Alliance gains Storm from the East (Feb. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-9644-0), ages 12–18. Spectacle continues with Sensational by Jodie Lynn Zdrok (Feb. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-9971-7), ages 13–17. And Vale Hall, which debuted with The Deceivers, adds Scammed by Kristin Simmons (Feb. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-17583-0), ages 13–18.
Bella’s Story: A Dog’s Way Home Tale by W. Bruce Cameron (May 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-21276-4) adapts Cameron’s novel, A Dog’s Way Home, for young readers. Ages 8–11.
96 Miles by J.L. Esplin (Feb. 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19230-1). In this story of survival and determination, two brothers confront the unpredictability of human nature in the face of desperate circumstances. Ages 8–12.
W. Bruce Cameron’s Lily to the Rescue starts up with Lily to the Rescue (Mar. 17, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-23435-3), Dog Dog Goose (July 14, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-23452-0), The Not-So-Stinky Skunk (July 14, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-23448-3), and Two Little Piggies (Mar. 17, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-23445-2), all illus. by Jennifer L. Meyer, ages 7–10. And Teeny Weenies continues with Fishing for Pets: And Other Stories (May 5, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-250-18783-3) and The Eighth Octopus: And Other Stories (May 5, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-250-18786-4) by David Lubar, illus. by Bill Mayer, ages 7–10.
Dinosaur Surprise by Agnese Baruzzi (Mar. 1, $11.99 board book, ISBN 978-988-8341-95-5). Animals turn into dinosaurs in this book featuring flaps. Ages 3–5.
Who’s Hiding in This Box? by Giuliano Ferri (Mar. 1, $11.99 board book, ISBN 978-988-8341-96-2). Kids read clues and lift flaps to discover what animal is hiding in each box. Ages 3–5.
Hat Who Was Left Behind by Celine Lamour-Crochet, illus. by Feridun Oral (May 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-988-8341-77-1). Anna loses her favorite hat in this story of friendship and the desire to be needed. Ages 3–7.
Sheep Out of Water by Annelies Van Uden, illus. by John Rabou (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-988-8342-00-6). A persistent sheep dreams of swimming—even though it’s something sheep aren’t supposed to do. Ages 3–7.
Mommy, Daddy, and Me! by Eve Tharlet, illus. by Anne-Gaelle Balpe (Mar. 1, $11.99 board book, ISBN 978-988-8341-97-9). Little Bear and his parents play together in this book with die-cuts and flaps. Ages up to 3.
Little Tad Grows Up by Giuliano Ferri (Apr. 1, $12, ISBN 978-988-8341-92-4) is a new Minedition Classic, ages 3–6.
Laugh and Learn Bible for Little Ones by Phil Vischer, illus. by Michael Foster (Feb. 4, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5460-1400-3), rounds up 15 one-minute biblical tales. Ages up to 3.
Undercover Animals: Discover Hide-and-Seek Superstars! by Camilla De La Bedoyere (Mar. 3, $11.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-78312-530-2). In this book of facts and photos, readers spot camouflaged animals. Ages 5–8.
Follow the River by Paul Greci (Mar. 30, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-73221-371-5). Tom tries to save Billy and his dad as a fire approaches in this sequel to Surviving Bear Island. Ages 9–12.
The Lost Tribes continues with Trials by C. Taylor-Butler (May 29, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-73221-375-3), ages 9–12.
Yoga Animals: A Wild Introduction to Kid-Friendly Poses (May 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3752-9) is a guide to animal-inspired yoga poses. Ages 4–8.
Beastly Bionics: Rad Robots, Brilliant Biomimicry, and Incredible Inventions Inspired by Nature by Jennifer Swanson (June 23, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-3673-7) reveals how the natural world fuels innovation in
science and technology. Ages 7–10.
Breaking Through: How Female Athletes Shattered Stereotypes in the Roaring Twenties by Sue Macy (Feb. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3676-8) showcases determined, defiant women athletes in the 1920s. Ages 8–12.
Extreme Ocean: Amazing Animals, High-Tech Gear, Record-Breaking Depths, and More by Sylvia Earle and Glen Phalen (Mar. 3, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-3685-0) pairs photos of sea creatures with science and conservation facts. Ages 8–12.
Pet Records by Julie Beer and Michelle Harris (June 16, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-3735-2) spotlights animals that have set
various records. Ages 8–12.
Solve This! Forensics: Super Science and Curious Capers for the Daring Detective in You by Kate Messner (Mar. 17, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-3744-4) unravels mysteries involving forensic science. Ages 8–12.
National Geographic Little Kids First Board Books issues Dinosaurs (Apr. 28, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4263-3696-6) and Things That Go (Apr. 28, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4263-3698-0) by Ruth Musgrave, ages up to 3. And joining National Geographic Readers are A Zebra’s Day (Pre-Reader) by Aubre Andrus (May 12, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-3717-8), In the Desert (Pre-Reader) by Michaela Weglinski (July 21, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-3834-2), and Whales (Pre-Reader) by Jennifer Szymanski (May 12, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-3713-0), ages 2–5; Hedgehogs (L1) by Mary Quattlebaum (July 21, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-3830-4), ages 4–6; and Gymnastics (L2) by Sarah Wassner Flynn (June 30, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-3812-0) and Rainforest (L2) by Andrea Silen (July 21, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-3838-0), ages 5–8. New So Cool/So Cute titles by Crispin Boyer are So Cool: Frogs (Apr. 21, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3740-6) and So Cute: Penguins (Apr. 21, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3742-0), ages 3–7. National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books welcomes Little Kids First Big Book of Reptiles and Amphibians by Catherine D. Hughes (July 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3818-2) and Little Kids First Big Book of Where by Jill Esbaum (Mar. 24, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3693-5), ages 4–8. Just Joking picks up Just Joking Dogs (Mar. 10, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-3691-1), ages 7–10. 1,000 Facts adds 1,000 Facts About Dinosaurs, Fossils, and Prehistoric Life by Patricia Daniels (Feb. 11, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3667-6), ages 8–12. Absolute Expert gains Space: All the Latest Facts from the Field by Joan Galat (May 26, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3669-0), ages 8–12. And Brain Games offers Colossal Book of Cranium-Crushers by Stephanie Warren Drimmer and Gareth Moore (May 19, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-3675-1), ages 8–12.
Doggy Defenders greets Cadi the Farm Dog (May 12, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3679-9), ages 8–12. National Geographic Kids Funny Animals 2 (Apr. 7, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-3687-4) joins Funny Animals, ages 8–12. It’s a Numbers Game! scores Basketball: The Math Behind the Perfect Bounce Pass, the Buzzer-Beating Bank Shot, and So Much More! by James Buckley (Feb. 4, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3689-8), ages 8–12. National Geographic Almanacs issues National Geographic Kids Almanac 2021, U.S. Edition (May 5, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-3671-3), ages 8–12. Joining Weird but True are Weird but True Halloween by Julie Beer (July 21, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-3828-1) and Weird but True! Dinosaurs: 300 Dino-Mite Facts to Sink Your Teeth Into (Mar. 17, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-3750-5), ages 8–12. And You Can Be A... continues with You Can Be a Primatologist: Exploring Monkeys and Apes with Dr. Jill Pruetz by Pruetz (Apr. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3754-3), ages 8–12.
National Geographic/Under the Stars
Explorer Academy ventures on with The Star Dunes by Trudi Trueit (Mar. 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3681-2), ages 8–12. And Zeus the hamster returns in Zeus the Mighty: The Maze of the Menacing Minotaur by Crispin Boyer (May 19, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3756-7), ages 8–12.
Dark Agents, Book One: Violet and the Trial of Trauma by Janina Scarlet, illus. by Vince Alvendia (Mar. 1, $19.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-68403-174-0), launches a series about an orphan witch who battles necromancers and demons while contending with her own internal monsters. Ages 13–up.
Instant Help Solutions presents Goodnight Mind for Teens: Skills to Help You Quiet Noisy Thoughts and Get the Sleep You Need by Colleen E. Carney (June 1, $16.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-68403-438-3); Rewire Your Anxious Brain for Teens: Using CBT, Neuroscience, and Mindfulness to Help You End Anxiety, Panic, and Worry by Debra Kissen et al. (Apr. 1, $16.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-68403-376-8); The Self-Love Revolution: Radical Body Positivity for Girls of Color by Virgie Tovar (May 1, $16.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-68403-411-6); and Stuff That’s Loud: A Teen’s Guide to Unspiraling When OCD Gets Noisy by Ben Sedley and Lisa Coyne (May 1, $16.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-68403-536-6), ages 13–up.
Summer Spirit by Elizabeth Holleville (July 7, $16.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-910620-72-4). In this graphic novel, a girl whose friends are moving on feels all alone—until she befriends a ghost. Ages 13–18.
Seafaring twins Stig & Tilde are back in Leader of the Pack (Feb. 4, $13.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-910620-65-6) and The Loser Squad (July 7, $13.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-910620-66-3) by Max de Radiguès, ages 10–14.
Child of Galaxies by Blake Nuto, illus. by Charlotte Ager (June 2, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-912497-42-3). This celebration of life portrays children as a part of the cosmos. Ages 3–5.
Mrs Bibi’s Elephant by Reza Dalvand (Apr. 7, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-912497-16-4). After neighbors’ complaints drive a woman and her pet elephant out of town, the residents realize how much they miss them. Ages 3–5.
Shy Ones by Simona Ciraolo (June 2, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-912497-35-5). On the first day of school, a timid octopus finds a kindred spirit in an equally shy fish. Ages 3–5.
All Sorts by Pippa Goodhart, illus. by Emily Rand (July 7, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-912497-21-8). A girl who loves to categorize things into groups discovers that people don’t fit into groups quite so easily. Ages 3–7.
Freedom, We Sing by Amyra León, illus. by Molly Mendoza (July 7, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-912497-32-4), encourages conversation about social justice, independence, and diversity. Ages 3–7.
I Ate Sunshine for Breakfast by Michael Holland, illus. by Phillip Giordano (May 5, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-912497-74-4), discusses the roles plants play in our daily lives and outlines plant-themed projects. Ages 7–9.
Ella Bailey’s One Day on Our Blue Planet adds In the Outback (May 5, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-912497-20-1), ages 3–7. About Animals gains Obsessive About Octopuses by Owen Davey (Apr. 7, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-912497-78-2), ages 5–9. Akissi reappears in Even More Tales of Mischief by Marguerite Abouet, illus. by Mathieu Sapin (July 7, $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-912497-41-6), ages 6–9. Netflix TV character Hilda stars in Hilda’s Sparrow Scout Badge Guide by Emily Hibbs (July 7, $17.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-912497-60-7), ages 7–9. Professor Astro Cat explores on in Professor Astro Cat’s Deep Sea Voyage by Dominic Walliman, illus. by Ben Newman (Apr. 7, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-912497-89-8), ages 7–10. And Ancient World visits Ancient Games by Iris Volant, illus. by Avalon Nuovo (May 5, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-912497-76-8), ages 7–18.
Finding Balance by Kati Gardner (May 5, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63583-052-1). Teen cancer survivors flirt at “Camp Chemo” over the summer but pretend to be strangers at school to avoid acknowledging they were sick. Ages 14–18.
Fragile Remedy by Maria Ingrande Mora (June 16, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63583-056-9). In this LGBTQ dystopian novel, a genetically engineered teen is on the run from the scientists who created him. Ages 14–18.
Of Silver and Shadow by Jennifer Gruenke (May 26, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63583-054-5). As rebellion brews, four teens square off in a battle to return magic to their kingdom and take over the throne. Ages 14–18.
The Vinyl Underground by Rob Rufus (Mar. 10, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63583-050-7). In 1968, outcast teens who bond over their love of rock n’ roll and hatred of the Vietnam War take a stand in their segregated southern town. Ages 14–18.
North Star/Jolly Fish
The Fantastical Exploits of Gwendolyn Gray by B.A. Williamson (Apr. 28, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63163-435-2). In this sequel to The Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray, the heroine must master her magic and manage her internal struggles in order to defeat villainous forces and save those she loves. Ages 8–14.
Cogheart continues with Skycircus by Peter Bunzl (Feb. 11, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63163-431-4), ages 8–14. And Unwritten adds Rewritten by Tara Gilboy (Apr. 7, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63163-433-8), ages 9–14.
Binette Schroeder’s Well of Stories by Binette Schroeder (Mar. 3, $40, ISBN 978-0-7358-4412-4) compiles 10 picture books by this German illustrator. Ages 4–8.
Clara the Rhino by Katrin Hirt, illus. by Laura Fuchs (Mar. 3, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4395-0). Based on a true 18th-century story, this book tells of a Dutch captain who helps save a baby rhino. Ages 4–8.
Doctor Mouse by Christa Kempter, illus. by Amelie Jackowski (Feb. 4, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4410-0). Doctor Mouse assists his patients by teaching them how to help each other. Ages 4–8.
A Little Courage by Taltal Levi (Feb. 4, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4394-3). A teacup-sized girl explores the exciting world of normal-sized people in this tale of courage and friendship. Ages 4–8.
The Little Wolves by Svenja Herrmann, illus. by Józef Wilkon (Mar. 3, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4397-4). After exploring the nighttime forest, four wolves happily return to their safe home. Ages 4–8.
The True Story of Zippy Chippy: The Little Horse That Couldn’t by Artie Bennett, illus. by Dave Szalay (Feb. 25, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4396-7), relays the true story of a racehorse who lost every race, but won everyone’s heart. Ages 4–8.
Norton Young Readers
Play Outside! by Laurent Moreau (June 2, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-324-01547-5). After they are sent outdoors to play in the garden, two imaginative siblings explore deserts, seas, and mountains and meet 250 animal species. Ages 4–8.
I Go Quiet by David Ouimet (Mar. 3, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-324-00443-1). A girl learns to overcome her anxiety through the power of reading and imagination. Ages 6–8.
Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy, illus. by George Ermos (Mar. 17, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-324-00564-3). Twins travel on a sky-ship to South Polaris to clear the family name and investigate their explorer father’s death. Ages 8–12.
Eight Princesses and a Magic Mirror by Natasha Farrant, illus. by Lydia Corry (May 5, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-324-01556-7), compiles tales about princesses who are bold, empowered, and true to themselves. Ages 9–12.
The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates by Jenny Pearson (May 12, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-324-01133-0). After his grandmother dies, Freddie and two friends embark on a quest to find his biological father. Ages 9–12.
Women Win the Vote! 19 for the 19th Amendment by Nancy B. Kennedy, illus. by Katy Dockrill (Feb. 11, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-324-00414-1), profiles 19 women who helped pave the way for the 19th Amendment. Ages 10–14.
New York Review of Books Kids
Winter in Wartime by Jan Terlouw, trans. by Laura Watkinson (Feb. 4, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68137-426-0), offers a new translation of this novel, originally published five decades ago, which is based on the author’s boyhood in Holland during WWII. Ages 8–12.
Big Whales, Small World by Mark Leiren-Young (Apr. 14, $10.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-4598-2502-4). Photos and rhyming text introduce different species of whales from around the world. Ages up to 2.
I Am Scary by illus. by Elise Gravel (Mar. 17, $10.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-4598-2316-7). A not-so-scary monster has met his match in a child. Ages up to 2.
The Sun Is a Peach by Sara Cassidy, illus. by Josée Bisaillon (May 5, $10.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-4598-1867-5), compares the sun to various objects, introducing the concept of metaphor. Ages up to 2.
Bath Time! by Eric Walters, illus. by Christine Battuz (Apr. 21, $10.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-4598-2130-9), is a bath-themed tale featuring alliteration and animals. Ages up to 3.
On My Mountain by François Aubineau, illus. by Jérôme Peyrat (Feb. 25, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2232-0), tells the same story, in identical words, from a wolf’s perspective and that of a shepherd. Ages 4–7.
Little Cloud: The Science of a Hurricane by Johanna Wagstaffe, illus. by Julie McLaughlin (Feb. 18, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2184-2). This STEM-based book follows the origin of a hurricane, from a cloud to a storm. Ages 5–8.
Grandmother School by Rina Singh, illus. by Ellen Rooney (May 5, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1905-4), spotlights the Aajibaichi Shala, opened in Phangane, India, in 2016 to teach grandmothers how to read and write. Ages 6–8.
Orcas of the Salish Sea by Mark Leiren-Young (Apr. 14, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2505-5) introduces readers to J pod, the family of southern orcas residing off the coast of British Columbia and Washington. Ages 6–8.
Simon Steps into the Ring by Marylene Monette, trans. by Sophie B. Watson, illus. by Marion Arbona (Mar. 17, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2181-1). As Simon begins to understand his temper-fueled outbursts, he imagines himself in a boxing ring with his emotions. Ages 6–8.
Rock Mammoth by Eveline Payette, trans. by Karen Simon, illus. by Guillaume Perreault (Apr. 21, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-2426-3). Louis prepares a presentation on his pet mammoth. Ages 9–12.
Tales from the Fringes of Fear by Jeff Szpirglas, illus. by Steven P. Hughes (Apr. 21, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-2458-4), compiles 13 scary stories. Ages 9–12.
One Earth: People of Color Protecting Our Planet by Anuradha Rao (Apr. 7, $24.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-1886-6) profiles 20 environmental heroes of color from around the world. Ages 12–18.
Runecaster Book One: The Stone of Sorrow by Brooke Carter (Apr. 7, $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-2439-3). In this series launch, Runa must compete in an ancient runecasting competition to save her sister. Ages 12–18.
Billy Stuart appears in Billy Stuart in the Eye of the Cyclops by Alain M. Bergeron, trans. by Sophie B. Watson, illus. by Sampar (May 12, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-2346-4), ages 6–8. Orca Echoes offers Genius Jolene by Sara Cassidy, illus. by Charlene Chua (Apr. 7, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-2529-1); High and Dry by Eric Walters, illus. by Sabrina Gendron (Feb. 25, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-2310-5); and Princess Angelica, Junior Reporter by Monique Polak, illus. by Jane Heinrichs (Mar. 24, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-2358-7), ages 6–8. World Around Us welcomes On Our Nature Walk: Our First Talk About Our Impact on the Environment by Jillian Roberts, illus. by Jane Heinrichs (Mar. 3, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2100-2), ages 6–8. Orca Footprints adds Chemical World: Science in Our Daily Lives by Rowena Rae (May 12, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2157-6), ages 9–12. Powwow: A Celebration Through Song and Dance by Karen Pheasant-Neganigwane (Apr. 21, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1234-5) is new to Orca Origins, ages 9–12. Orca Wild picks up Bird’s Eye View: Keeping Wild Birds in Flight by Ann Eriksson (May 12, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2153-8) and Sea Otters: A Survival Story by Isabelle Groc (Apr. 28, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1737-1), ages 9–12. And Orca Issues greets Heads Up: Changing Minds on Mental Health by Melanie Siebert (Apr. 21, $24.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-1911-5), ages 12–18.
Don’t Let Go! by Élisabeth Eudes-Pascal (Apr. 15, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-359-0). At the polar bear beach, one little cub isn’t ready to float on his own. Ages 2–5.
You and Me Both by Mahtab Narsimhan, illus. by Lisa Cinar (Apr. 15, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-366-8). In this tale inspired by a viral social media post, two boys with different skin colors get the same haircut thinking it will make them look identical. Ages 3–6.
William’s Getaway by Annika Dunklee, illus. by Yong Ling Kang (Mar. 15, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-337-8). An imaginary hot-air balloon adventure brings two brothers closer in an unexpected way. Ages 3–7.
Last Goodbye by Elin Kelsey, illus. by Soyeon Kim (Apr. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-364-4), explores the ways that animals, including humans, grieve. Ages 4–up.
Clarence’s Big Secret by Roy MacGregor and Christine MacGregor Cation, illus. by Mathilde Cinq-Mars (Mar. 15, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-331-6), spotlights a man who learned to read at nearly 100 years old. Ages 4–8.
Freda and the Blue Beetle by Sophie Gilmore (Apr. 15, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-381-1). Freda befriends an injured beetle who grows to an enormous size and uses his unusual strength to save the day. Ages 4–8.
Golden Threads by Suzanne del Rizzo, illus. by Miki Sato (Apr. 15, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-360-6). A toy fox becomes lost, tattered, repaired, and loved for his imperfections in this tale inspired by Japanese culture. Ages 4–8.
Usha and the Stolen Sun by Bree Galbraith, illus. by Josée Bisaillon (Mar. 15, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-276-0). Usha uses words to bring down the wall that has blocked her town from the sun for years. Ages 5–8.
Trending: How and Why Stuff Gets Popular by Kira Vermond, illus. by Clayton Hanmer (Mar. 15, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-325-5), explores how—and why—trends spread today and throughout history. Ages 8–12.
What If Soldiers Fought with Pillows? True Stories of Imagination and Courage by Heather Camlot, illus. by Serge Bloch (Mar. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-362-0), invites readers to dream, think critically, and dare to ask big questions. Ages 8–12.
Our Environment: Everything You Need to Know by Jacques Pasquet, illus. by Yves Dumont (Mar. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-389-7). This overview of our environment is divided into five sections: water, air, soil, energy, and climate. Ages 9–12.
Bilingual French-English series Pierre & Paul by Caroline Adderson, illus. by Alice Carter, launches with Avalanche! (Mar. 15, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-327-9), ages 5–8. And Camp Average releases Double Foul by Craig Battle (Apr. 15, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-309-5), ages 8–12.
Alien Tomato by Kristen Schroeder, illus. by Mette Engell (July 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-976-4). What will garden inhabitants do when an unfamiliar round, red object lands in their dirt? Ages 4–8.
Amadou’s Zoo by Rebecca Walsh (May 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-884-2). During a school trip to the zoo, Amadou leads his classmates on a wild adventure that blurs the line between imagination and reality. Ages 4–8.
Dusk Explorers by Lindsay Leslie, illus. by Ellen Rooney (June 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-871-2). Neighborhood kids enjoy the simple pleasures of playing outside on a summer evening. Ages 4–8.
The Fort by Laura Perdew, illus. by Adelina Lirius (Apr. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-925-2). The prince imagines a fort in the woods as his castle, but the pirate imagines it as her ship, until they find a solution. Ages 4–8.
Hello, Little One: A Monarch Butterfly Story by Zeena Pliska, illus. by Fiona Halliday (May 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-931-3). The friendship between a caterpillar and a butterfly explains this natural life cycle. Ages 4–8.
Kid Coach by Rob Justus (Feb. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-886-6). Kid Coach is determined to turn his couch-potato father into a Wrestle-Rumble-Mania champion. Ages 4–8.
The Little Blue Cottage by Kelly Jordan, illus. by Jessica Courtney-Tickle (May 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-923-8) celebrates a girl’s connection to the special place she returns to each summer. Ages 4–8.
Lloyd Finds His Whalesong by Skylaar Amann (May 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-943-6). A shy whale struggles to join in the whalesong, until a magical ukulele helps him find his voice. Ages 4–8.
The Ninja Club Sleepover by Laura Gehl, illus. by MacKenzie Haley (July 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-940-5). A ninja-loving werewolf attends her first sleepover on the night of a full moon. Ages 4–8.
Nola’s Scribbles Save the Day by Cristina Lalli (June 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-942-9). Nola comes to embrace her unique doodles even if no one else understands them. Ages 4–8.
Whale of a Mistake by Ioana Hobai (Mar. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-927-6). When a girl’s error grows into a whale that carries her out to sea, she discovers how to put things in perspective. Ages 4–8.
Jonas Hanway’s Scurrilous, Scandalous, Shockingly Sensational Umbrella by Josh Crute, illus. by Eileen Ryan Ewen (May 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-885-9), relays the true story of the man who popularized men’s usage of umbrellas in 1750s London. Ages 5–8.
Forest of Souls by Lori M. Lee (June 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-924-5) debuts a fantasy-adventure duology. Ages 14–18.
The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar (May 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-968-9). Nishat’s crush on her childhood friend Flávia becomes more complicated when the girls launch rival henna businesses. Ages 14–18.
The Life and Medieval Times of Kit Sweetly by Jamie Pacton (May 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-952-8). Kit battles sexism, bad bosses, and bad luck to be named a knight at a medieval-themed restaurant. Ages 14–18.
Night Spinner by Addie Thorley (Feb. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-888-0). A banished warrior with special powers stars in this fantasy loosely inspired by The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Ages 14–18.
Pepper and Frannie are back in It’s Showtime! by Catherine Lazar Odell (July 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-939-9), ages 4–8. And Bone Charmer by Breeana Shields wraps up with The Bone Thief (May 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-930-6), ages 14–18.
The Haircut by Theo Heras, illus. by Renné Benoit (Apr. 7, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-095-6), chronicles a toddler’s first haircut at the barber shop. Ages 1–3.
This Is My Daddy! by Mies van Hout (June 2, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-112-0) invites readers to identify the fathers of various baby animals by choosing among several candidates. Ages 1–4.
Benjamin’s Blue Feet by Sue Macartney (June 16, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-111-3). Benjamin the blue-footed booby feels insecure about his feet. Ages 3–7.
A Quiet Girl by Peter Carnavas (July 21, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-122-9). Quiet Mary seems almost invisible to her boisterous family. Ages 4–7.
Tickled Pink: How Friendship Washes the World with Color by Andrée Poulin, illus. by Lucile Danis Drouot (Feb. 18, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-104-5). Animals refuse to play with a flamingo because he’s pink. Ages 4–7.
The Elephant by Peter Carnavas (Mar. 17, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-102-1). Olive imagines her father’s depression as an elephant that follows him everywhere he goes. Ages 7–12.
The Dog Patrol: Our Canine Companions and the Kids Who Protect Them by Rob Laidlaw (Apr. 14, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-103-8) discusses dog biology, evolution, and behavior, and the relationship between humans and companion dogs. Ages 8–12.
Music for Tigers by Michelle Kadarusman (Apr. 28, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-054-3). A young violinist spends the summer at her Australian relatives’ rainforest camp, where she learns about her family’s legacy. Ages 8–12.
Sky of Bombs, Sky of Stars: A Vietnamese War Orphan Finds Home by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch (Apr. 7, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-094-9) presents the true story of Tuyet, who was evacuated from her Saigon orphanage on the last Canadian airlift in 1975 and adopted by a family from Ontario. Ages 8–12.
The Egyptian Mirror by Michael Bedard (May 5, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-110-6). Simon and Abbey become embroiled in fantastical events surrounding the ancient Egyptian mirror of Simon’s elderly neighbor. Ages 9–12.
The Harvey Stories by Colleen Nelson, illus. by Tara Anderson, rolls on with Harvey Holds His Own (July 14, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-114-4), ages 9–12.
Attack of the Stuff by Jim Benton (May 26, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0498-8). Bill is cursed with the ability to hear his furniture and appliances talk back to him. Ages 7–12.
Metaphrog’s Bluebeard by Metaphrog (May 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0412-4) offers a feminist twist on the tale of Bluebeard. Ages 7–12.
Geeky Fab Five by Liz and Lucy Lareau, illus. by Ryan Jampole, serves up Volume 4: Food Fight for Fiona (Apr. 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0346-2), ages 7–10. Geronimo Stilton Reporter adds Volume 5: Barry the Moustache by Geronimo Stilton (June 9, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0477-3), ages 7–10. The Sisters by Christophe Cazenove and William Maury welcomes Volume 6: Hurricane Maureen (July 21, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0494-0), ages 7–10. Loud House continues with Volume 9: Ultimate Hangout (Apr. 28, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0406-3), ages 7–11. Melowy issues Volume 4: Frozen in Time by Danielle Star and Cortney Faye Powell, illus. by Ryan Jampole (Mar. 3, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0350-9) and Volume 5: Meloween by Cortney Faye Powell, illus. by Ryan Jampole (July 28, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0486-5), ages 7–11. Brina and the Gang of the Feline Sun expands with Volume 2: City Cat by Giorgio Salati, illus. by Christian Cornia (June 2, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0496-4), ages 7–12. And Cat & Cat by Christophe Cazenove and Herve Richez debuts with Girl Meets Cat, illus. by Yrgane Ramon (Feb. 11, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0427-8); and Cat Out of Water (June 16, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0478-0), ages 7–12.
Dance Class Graphic Novels takes center stage with Letting It Go by Crip and Beka (Mar. 17, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0432-2), ages 7–12. Joining Fuzzy Baseball is R.B.I. Robots by John Steven Gurney (May 12, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0476-6), ages 7–12. Only Living Girl by David Gallaher, illus. by Steve Ellis, greets Beneath the Unseen City (Feb. 4, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-056-7), ages 8–11. Super Sisters by Christophe Cazenove, illus. by William Maury, an intergalactic spin-off from The Sisters, begins with Super Sisters (Apr. 7, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-867-9), ages 8–11. Dinosaur Explorers by Redcode and Albbie continues with Escaping the Jurassic (Feb. 25, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0415-5), ages 8–12. And The Mythics debuts with Heroes Reborn by Philippe Ogaki et al., illus. by Alice Picard et al. (Mar. 24, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0433-9); and Apocalypse Ahead by Ogaki et al., illus. by Dara and Magali Paillat (July 14, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0484-1), ages 8–12.
Chloe by Greg Tessier, illus. by Amandine, gains Carnival Party (June 23, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0142-0) and Chloe & Cartoon (Feb. 18, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0430-8), ages 10–13. And Amy’s Diary by Veronique Grisseaux adds Secret Plans (June 30, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0423-0), ages 10–14.
Collection of Stories for 5 Year Olds (Feb. 18, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-857-2) contains 10 classic fairy tales and various rhymes. Ages 4–6.
Hat Tricks by Satoshi Kitamura (Mar. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-150-8). Hattie the Magician conjures up a parade of different animals from her magic hat. Ages 2–6.
Feast of Peas by Kashmira Sheth, illus. by Jeffrey Ebbeler (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-135-5). Where did the peas from Jiva’s vegetable garden disappear to? Ages 4–8.
Izzy Gizmo and the Invention Convention by Pip Jones, illus. by Sara Ogilvie (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-164-5). Izzy competes with other inventors to win admission to the Genius Guild. Ages 4–8.
Lali’s Feather by Farhana Zia, illus. by Stephanie Fizer Coleman (Apr. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-129-4). When Lali happens upon a feather in the field, she tries to find which bird it belongs to. Ages 4–8.
Paper Planes by Jim Helmore, illus. by Richard Jones (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-161-4). Mia wonders how she and Ben can remain best friends when Ben’s family moves far away. Ages 4–8.
Bo the Brave by Bethan Woollvin (Apr. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-182-9). Bo learns who the real monsters are when she tries to prove herself to her older brothers. Ages 5–9.
The Society of Distinguished Lemmings by Julie Colombet (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-156-0). A new bear friend doesn’t fit in with Bertie’s club, the Society of Distinguished Lemmings. Ages 6–10.
Amphibian Acrobats by Leslie Bulion, illus. by Robert Meganck (Mar. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-098-3). Science poetry introduces various amphibians and their acrobatic qualities. Ages 8–12.
What I Like About Me by Jenna Guillaume (Apr. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-160-7). A teen enters a beauty pageant, despite being insecure and self-conscious about her body. Ages 12–16.
King & Kayla star in King & Kayla and the Case of the Unhappy Neighbor by Dori Hillestad Butler, illus. by Nancy Meyers (Mar. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-055-6), ages 7–9. And Nina Soni by Kashmira Sheth, illus. by Jenn Kocsmiersky, adds Nina Soni, Sister Fixer (Apr. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-054-9), ages 7–10.
Discovering Nature picks up Curious About Birds by Cathryn Sill, illus. by John Sill (Mar. 1, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68263-190-4), ages 2–6. And Stanley’s Paint Box (Mar. 1, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68263-186-7) and Stanley’s Toolbox (Mar. 1, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68263-187-4) are new Stanley titles by William Bee, ages 2–6.
Who Ate My Book? by Tina Kugler (June 9, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09469-3). A goat on the loose is taking bites out of everything—including pages of this book. 6–7.
Living Your Best Life According to Nala Cat by Nala Cat (Apr. 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11504-6). This popular Instagram feline offers a guide to living your best life. Ages 8–12.
Penguin Bedtime Classics welcomes A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett (Feb. 18, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-11478-0), The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Feb. 18, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-11475-9), Jack and the Beanstalk (May 12, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-11543-5), and The Three Little Pigs (May 12, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-11545-9), all illus. by Carly Gledhill, ages up to 2. And Llama Llama by Anna Dewdney adds TV tie-ins Llama Lama Family Vacation (June 30, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09712-0), Llama Llama Mother’s Day Present (Mar. 10, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09418-1), and Llama Llama Very Busy Springtime (Feb. 11, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09419-8), ages 3–5.
New tie-ins to Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum are I Am Theodore Roosevelt (June 30, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09636-9), We Are the Brontë Sisters (Apr. 14, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09637-6), and I Am Harry Houdini (Apr. 14, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09638-3) by Brooke Vitale; I Am Susan B. Anthony by Nancy Parent (June 30, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09639-0), ages 3–5; I Am Alexander Hamilton by Parent (June 30, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09635-2); I Am Cleopatra by Vitale (Apr. 14, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09633-8), ages 6–7. The Little Engine That Could chugs along with The Little Engine’s Easter Egg Hunt by Watty Piper, illus. by Jannie Ho (Feb. 11, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09435-8), ages 4–8. And The Lucky Dogs by Erica S. Perl, illus. by Leire Martin, kicks off with Penny and Clover, Follow That Ball! (June 16, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9345-6) and Penny and Clover, Up and Over! (June 16, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9342-5), ages 5–6.
Mo Jackson returns in Swim, Mo, Swim! by David A. Adler, illus. by Sam Ricks (Mar. 17, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-984836-78-6), ages 6–7. Fast & Furious: Spy Racers TV tie-ins include The Ultimate Collector’s Guidebook by Jordan Gershowitz (June 30, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09632-1); Sleeper Shift by Liz Marsham, illus. by Patrick Spaziante (June 30, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09496-9); and The Stolen Vault by Landry Q. Walker, illus. by Spaziante (June 30, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09497-6), ages 6–8. Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? adds The Ultimate Companion Quiz Book (Apr. 28, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09709-0), ages 8–12. Sonic the Hedgehog film tie-ins include The Official Movie Novelization by Kiel Phegley (Feb. 14, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09301-6), ages 8–12. And Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal gains Dream-Seeking: Quizzes, Trivia, and Adventure by Miller Walton (Mar. 17, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09540-9) and Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans by J.M. Lee (July 14, $25, ISBN 978-0-593-09559-1), ages 12–18.
The Next Great Jane by K.L. Going (May 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-3475-3). An aspiring author finds the secret to good writing via an unlikely friendship, well-intentioned matchmaking, and a bit of science. Ages 8–12.
Birdie and Me by J.M.M. Nuanez (Feb. 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-18677-6). After the mother of two siblings dies and their uncles try to provide a home for them, the family members come to understand one another. Ages 10–18.
Plenty of Hugs by Fran Manushkin, illus. by Kate Alizadeh (Apr. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55401-1). Two mothers spend a sunny day with their toddler in this rhyming tale that celebrates family. Ages 2–5.
Baby Builders by Elissa Haden Guest, illus. by Hiroe Nakata (May 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55270-3). Toddlers don protective gear and work to build a perfect playhouse. Ages 3–5.
The Box Turtle by Vanessa Roeder (Feb. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-3050-7). Born without a shell, a turtle uses a cardboard box instead. Ages 3–5.
Can I Give You a Squish? by Emily Neilson (June 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984814-77-7). Friendly mer-boy Kai learns that not everyone likes to receive his well-meaning hugs. Ages 3–6.
Women Artists A to Z by Melanie LaBarge, illus. by Caroline Corrigan (Feb. 11, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-593-10872-7), introduces famous and underrepresented women in the fine arts. Ages 3–7.
The Bear in My Family by Maya Tatsukawa (Mar. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55582-7). A young narrator characterizes an overbearing older sibling as a bear, which is sometimes an advantage. Ages 4–8.
Brooklyn Bailey, the Missing Dog by Amy Sohn and Orna Le Pape, illus. by Libby VanderPloeg (Apr. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55273-4). Neighbors come together to find a lost dog in this tale based on a true story. Ages 4–8.
Finding François by Gus Gordon (July 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55400-4). What Alice needs most is a friend, and when she finds him, she finds so much more. Ages 4–8.
First Day Critter Jitters by Jory John, illus. by Liz Climo (July 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-2855-9). By the second day of school, animals figure out how to help each another through their jitters. Ages 4–8.
Follow the Recipe: Poems About Imagination, Celebration, and Cake by Marilyn Singer, illus. by Marjorie Priceman (Mar. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-2790-3), dishes up poems in the form of recipes. Ages 4–8.
Knot Cannot by Tiffany Stone, illus. by Mike Lowery (Apr. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-3080-4). Knot is a piece of rope who longs to do the same things as Snake, but can’t. Ages 4–8.
New Kind of Wild by Zara Gonzalez Hoang (Apr. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55389-2). When Ren moves to the city and feels lost, Ava helps him see that magic can exist anywhere if you have a friend. Ages 4–8.
Shirley Chisholm Is a Verb by Veronica Chambers, illus. by Rachelle Baker (July 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-3089-2), is a picture-book biography of this politician who was the first black woman in Congress. Ages 4–8.
The Yawns Are Coming! by Christopher Eliopoulos (May 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984816-30-6). On a sleepover, two best friends have big plans to stay up all night—until the Yawns show up. Ages 4–8.
Get a Grip, Vivy Cohen! by Sarah Kapit (Feb. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55418-9). Vivy won’t let autism stop her from playing baseball—not when she has a major-league star as her pen pal. Ages 8–12.
Shirley and Jamila Save Their Summer by Gillian Goerz (July 14, $20.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55285-7). During summer break, new friends Jamila and Shirley become the neighborhood’s crime-solving detectives. Ages 8–12.
Danny Constantino’s First Date by Paul Acampora (July 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-984816-61-0). When Danny asks his old-friend-turned-Hollywood-movie-star to his school dance, she surprises him by saying yes. Ages 9–12.
When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed, illus. by Jamieson and Iman Geddy (Apr. 14, $20.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55391-5). This graphic novel chronicles Mohamed’s experiences growing up in a refugee camp in Kenya with his non-verbal younger brother. Ages 9–12.
Wink by Rob Harrell (Mar. 31, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-984815-14-9). Ross struggles to live as a normal seventh grader after being diagnosed with a rare eye cancer. Ages 9–12.
Parked by Danielle Svetcov (Feb. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-53903-9). A girl who lives with her mother in a van in San Francisco forges a friendship with a boy who lives beside them in a large, upscale house. Ages 10–14.
The Ship We Built by Lexie Bean (May 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55483-7). Rowan writes his secrets in letters that he attaches to balloons and releases into the universe. Ages 10–14.
Dancing at the Pity Party by Tyler Feder (Apr. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55302-1). In this graphic memoir, the author tells of losing her mother to cancer. Ages 12–18.
Look by Alexandra Romanoff (Mar. 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55426-4). Lulu hasn’t disclosed that she’s bisexual, but a social media misstep outs her to her 10,000 followers. Ages 14–18.
Little Senses by Samantha Cotterill adds Can I Play Too? (Mar. 31, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55346-5), ages 3–7. The Unbelievable Oliver appears in The Unbelievable Oliver and the Sawed-in-Half Dads by Pseudonymous Bosch, illus. by Shane Pangburn (May 12, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55235-2), ages 7–9. And Ordinary People Change the World by Brad Meltzer, illus. by Christopher Eliopoulos, gains I Am Leonardo da Vinci (Apr. 14, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55588-9), ages 8–12.
Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk (Apr. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55556-8). After an accident leaves her father in a coma, Ellie is determined to find a cure at the top of a mountain. Ages 10–18.
My Eyes Are Up Here by Laura Zimmermann (June 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984815-24-8). Greer struggles to rediscover her sense of self in the year after her body decided to change all the rules. Ages 12–18.
Into the Winds by Carrie Ryan (June 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-525-42651-6). In 1996, nine students and two instructors embarked on a wilderness expedition in the Rockies—but only one returned alive. Ages 14–18.
The Unicorn Rescue Society issues The Madre de Aguas of Cuba by Adam Gidwitz and Emma Otheguy, illus. by Hatem Aly (May 12, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-3142-9), ages 7–10.
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The Little Engine That Could steams ahead with Good Night, Little Engine by Watty Piper and Janet Lawler, illus. by Jill Howarth (June 23, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09457-0), ages 2–5; and The Little Engine That Could (90th anniversary ed.) by Watty Piper, illus. by Dan Santat (Apr. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09439-6), ages 3–7. Night Before by Natasha Wing, illus. by Amy Wummer, issues The Night Before Election Day (June 9, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09567-6) and The Night Before My Dance Recital (Feb. 4, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-448-48845-5), ages 3–5. New Mr. Men and Little Miss titles by Roger Hargreaves are Little Miss Inventor (Mar. 3, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09415-0), My Brother and Me (Mar. 3, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09416-7), and My Sister and Me (Mar. 3, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09417-4), ages 3–7. And Scoop! The Unauthorized Biography launches with Amazing Women in Sports (May 5, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22253-9), Chloe X. Halle (Feb. 18, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22226-3), and The Jonas Brothers (Feb. 18, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22228-7) by Jennifer Poux; and Jacob Elordi (May 5, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22254-6), Noah Centineo (Feb. 18, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22225-6), and The Cast of Riverdale (Feb. 18, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22227-0) by C.H. Mitford, ages 8–12.
The Seed of Compassion: Lessons from the Life and Teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama by Dalai Lama, illus. by Bao Luu (Mar. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55514-8). His Holiness the Dalai Lama shares lessons of peace and kindness, drawn from stories of his own childhood. Ages 4–8.
Stand Up, Yumi Chung! by Jessica Kim (Mar. 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55497-4). An aspiring stand-up comedian named Yumi finds herself tangled in a web of mistaken identity. Ages 8–12.
Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi, illus. by Ashley Lukashevsky (June 16, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-11041-6). The author of adult books Stamped from the Beginning and How to Be an Antiracist outlines nine steps for building a more equitable world. Ages up to 3.
Do I Have to Wear a Coat? by Rachel Isadora (Mar. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51660-6). Vignettes portraying a diverse cast of kids celebrate each season. Ages 2–5.
Lilah Tov Good Night by Ben Gundersheimer (Mister G), illus. by Noar Lee Naggan (Feb. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-4066-5). A Hebrew lullaby takes on added meaning for a refugee family. Ages 3–5.
Brick by Brick by Heidi Sheffield (May 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51730-6). A bricklayer and his son dream big about their future and work to make those dreams come true. Ages 3–7.
The Stray by Molly Ruttan (May 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51446-6). A family adopts a lovable stray who may not be from Earth. Ages 3–7.
When the Storm Comes by Linda Ashman, illus. by Taeeun Yoo (May 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-54609-9), depicts an approaching thunderstorm and its sunny aftermath. Ages 3–7.
Runaway Signs by Joan Holub, illus. by Alison Farrell (June 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-17225-0). When road signs take a vacation, chaos and hilarity ensue. Ages 4–7.
Facts vs. Opinions vs. Robots by Michael Rex (Feb. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984816-26-9). Helpful robots lead a discussion about the difference between fact and opinion. Ages 5–8.
What Lane? by Torrey Maldonado (May 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51843-3). A mixed-race boy is torn between two different worlds while growing up in a racially charged society. Ages 8–12.
Which Way Is Home? by Maria Kiely (May 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51680-4). In a novel based on the author’s family, Anna and her family escape Czechoslovakia after the 1948 Communist takeover. Ages 10–18.
Followers by Raziel Reid (June 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6380-2). A naïve teenager is thrown into the high-stakes, back-stabbing world of reality television. Ages 14–up.
The Cookie Book of Colors by Holly Fox (May 19, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-09319-1). Social media “cookie-gram” creator Fox presents a concept book of colors. Ages 2–5.
My Best Friend Is a Dragon by Rachael McLean (May 26, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-09399-3). A boy and his dragon BFF have a magical day. Ages 2–5.
Mr. Boddington’s Studio: Washington DC ABCs (June 23, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5247-9351-7) introduces the letters of the alphabet via images of the nation’s capital. Ages 3–5.
This Is Gus by Chris Chatterton (May 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09736-6). What will grumpy dog Gus do when a new puppy arrives? Ages 3–5.
National Regular Average Ordinary Day by Lisa Katzenberger, illus. by Barbara Bakos (June 23, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9240-4). Peter plans to celebrate a different holiday each day. Ages 3–7.
Ten Fat Sausages by Michelle Robinson, illus. by Tor Freeman (Apr. 28, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9329-6). Ten sausages escape from the frying pan in this counting book. Ages 3–7.
Mayhem at the Museum by Luciano Lozano (June 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09354-2). Paintings and sculptures come to life on a school trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ages 4–7.
After Squidnight by Jonathan Fenske (July 28, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9308-1). When the clock strikes midnight, a squad of squids creep out of the ocean to leave their ink marks. Ages 4–8.
The Tooth Fairy vs. the Easter Bunny by Jamie L.B. Deenihan, illus. by Erin Hunting (Feb. 11, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09405-1). The Tooth Fairy faces off with the Easter Bunny when trying to visit a child’s house. Ages 4–8.
The Very Short, Entirely True History of Mermaids by Sarah Laskow, illus. by Reimena Yee (Mar. 3, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9275-6), examines myths, science, and history about mermaids. Ages 8–11.
Mr. Tiger, Betsy, and the Blue Moon by Sally Gardner, illus. by Nick Maland (Apr. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09516-4). A talking tiger and a girl go on a series of adventures. Ages 8–12.
Sky’s the Limit by Sky Brown (June 16, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09697-0) offers words of wisdom from 11-year-old professional skateboarder and 2020 Olympic hopeful Brown. Ages 8–12.
Wannabe Farms by Brian McCann, illus. by Meghan Lands (Feb. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9300-5), is set on a farm where animals like to wonder and dream—and not act as they’re supposed to. Ages 8–12.
The Queer Eye Guide: How to Love Yourself the Fab Five Way, illus. by Dale Edwin Murray (Apr. 28, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09459-4). Netflix’s Queer Eye team offers style, grooming, and relationship tips. Ages 10–18.
Beyond the Break by Heather Buchta (June 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09699-4). Lovette wonders if you can be a teenager, fall in love, and also be a good Christian. Ages 12–18.
Inaugural Citizen Baby titles by Megan E. Bryant and Daniel Prosterman, illus. by Micah Player, are My Congress (May 5, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5247-9316-6), My President (May 5, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5247-9314-2), My Supreme Court (May 5, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5247-9318-0), and My Vote (May 5, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5247-9312-8), ages up to 3. Clyde the Hippo stars in Clyde Lied (June 9, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09452-5), Clyde Likes to Slide (Apr. 14, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09449-5), and Clyde Goes to School (Apr. 14, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09446-4) by Keith Marantz, illus. by Larissa Marantz, ages 3–5. Lil’ Smarties rolls along with Play with Clay! by Jenny Pinkerton (Mar. 3, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-09441-9), ages 3–5. Rollo returns in Rollo’s Many Coats by Reed Duncan, illus. by Keith Frawley (May 26, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9249-7), ages 6–7. Rory Branagan: Detective is back in The Dog Squad by Andrew Clover, illus. by Ralph Lazar (June 30, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5247-9366-1), ages 7–12. And Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat by Johnny Marciano and Emily Chenoweth, illus. by Robb Mommaerts, adds Target: Earth (May 19, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8729-5), ages 8–12.
What Is the Story Of? issues What Is the Story of Batman? by Michael Burgan (Mar. 10, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5247-8833-9); What Is the Story of Looney Tunes? by Steve Korte, illus. by John Hinderliter (Mar. 10, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5247-8836-0); What Is the Story of Mickey Mouse? (July 14, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09472-3) by Kort; and What Is the Story of Princess Leia? by Brandon T. Snider, illus. by Patrick Spaziante (July 14, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09474-7), ages 8–12. What Was? releases What Are the Paralympic Games? by Gail Herman (Mar. 17, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5247-9262-6); What Was the Bombing of Hiroshima? by Jess Brallier, illus. by Tim Foley (Mar. 17, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5247-9265-7); What Is Lego? by Jim O’Connor (May 5, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09294-1); and What Is a Presidential Election? The Official Who HQ Election Book by Douglas Yacka (June 30, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09561-4), ages 8–12.
Where Is? visits Where Is the Congo? by Megan Stine (May 5, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09321-4) and Where Were the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World? by Yona Z. McDonough, illus. by Dede Putra (Apr. 7, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09330-6), ages 8–12. Joining Who Was? are Who Was Harvey Milk? by Corinne A. Grinapol (May 19, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5247-9278-7); Who Was Ida B. Wells? by Sarah Fabiny (June 2, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09335-1); Who Was Richard Nixon? by Megan Stine, illus. by Manuel Gutierrez (Feb. 4, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5247-8980-0); Who Is David Beckham? by Ellen Labrecque (July 21, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-399-54404-0); Who Is Jackie Chan? by Jody Jensen Shaffer, illus. by Gregory Copeland (Feb. 4, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5247-9162-9); and Who Is Temple Grandin? by Patricia Brennan Demuth, illus. by Robert Squier (Apr. 7, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-451-53251-0), ages 8–12.
Locker 37 by Aaron Starmer, illus. by Courtney La Forest, launches with The Magic Eraser (June 30, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09428-0) and The Rewindable Clock (June 30, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09430-3), ages 8–12. Zoo Patrol by Brett Bean kicks off with Kingdom Caper (July 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09370-2), ages 8–12. Pocket Change Collective debuts with Beyond the Gender Binary by Alok Vaid-Menon (June 2, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09465-5), Imaginary Borders by Xiuhtezcatl Martinez (June 2, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09413-6), The New Queer Conscience by Adam Eli (June 2, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09368-9), and This Is What I Know About Art by Kimberly Drew (June 2, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09518-8), all illus. by Ashley Lukashevsky, ages 12–18.
Max and Marla Are Going on a Trip by Alexandra Boiger (June 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51570-8) concludes a quartet of books about the adventures of two best friends. Ages 3–5.
A Perfect Day by Sarah S. Brannen (July 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-984812-84-1). A seagull and a crab star in this tale of friendship and compromise. Ages 3–7.
You Are Awesome by Susann Hoffmann (May 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20218-0). Two stories reveal that children can be anything—regardless of gender. Ages 3–7.
The Bear Must Go On by Dev Petty, illus. by Brandon Todd (Feb. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984837-47-9). Bear displays his true talent when his woodland friends stage a theatrical show. Ages 4–8.
Grandma’s Gardens by Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, illus. by Carme Lemniscates (Mar. 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11535-0). Grandma Dorothy shares her love of gardens with her daughter Hillary and granddaughter Chelsea. Ages 4–8.
Sorry (Really Sorry) by Joanna Cotler, illus. by Harry Bliss (Apr. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984812-47-6). Cow’s bad mood spreads throughout the farm until Dog turns things around by showing kindness. Ages 4–8.
The Weather’s Bet by Ed Young (Mar. 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51382-7). In this retelling of an Aesop fable, the Wind, Rain, and Sun each claim to be the mightier than the others. Ages 4–8.
Folktales for Fearless Girls: The Stories We Were Never Told by Myriam Sayalero, illus. by Dani Torrent (Feb. 25, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11522-0), collects folktales from around the globe starring fierce heroines. Ages 8–12.
Kate the Chemist: Dragons vs. Unicorns (Apr. 14, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11655-5) and Kate the Chemist’s Big Book of Experiments (Apr. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11616-6). Fifth-grader Kate uses science sleuthing skills to solve mysteries and demonstrate DIY experiments. Ages 8–12.
Otto Tattercoat and the Forest of Lost Things by Matilda Woods (June 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51527-2). In this fantasy, Otto is rescued by a member of the Tattercoats, who live on the streets and on rooftops. Ages 8–12.
We Are Not from Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez (May 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984812-26-1). Three friends make a desperate journey from Guatemala through Mexico in search of a better life in the U.S. Ages 8–12.
Raise Your Voice: 12 Protests That Shaped America by Jeffrey Kluger (Mar. 10, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51830-3) relays stories of pivotal protests and marches in our country’s history. Ages 10–13.
Fly Like a Girl by Mary Jennings Hegar (Mar. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11776-7) is a young readers’ edition of this Air National Guard Major’s book on her experiences in Afghanistan and receipt of a Purple Heart. Ages 12–15.
Forged in Fire and Stars by Andrea Robertson (May 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-525-95412-5). In this series starter, Ara becomes a legendary blacksmith who serves along kings and queens. Ages 12–18.
Girls Save the World in This One by Ash Parsons (Apr. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51532-6). June and her friends learn how to survive when a horde of real zombies infiltrates ZombieCon. Ages 12–18.
Hello Now by Jenny Valentine (Mar. 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-54695-2). Jude meets the mysterious Novo, who has the ability to wake up in different places and points in
history. Ages 13–17.
Pages & Co. by Anna James presents The Lost Fairy Tales (May 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-984837-29-5), ages 8–12. And Alex Rider returns in Nightshade by Anthony Horowitz (Apr. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11531-2), ages 11–15.
Royal Guide to Monster Slaying adds The Gryphon’s Lair by Kelley Armstrong (June 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6538-7), ages 10–14.
Hey, Who Made This Mess? by Primo Gallanosa (June 30, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51736-8). Someone is making a big mess at the zoo in this debut picture book. Ages 3–5.
Cyclops of Central Park by Madelyn Rosenberg, illus. by Victoria Tentler-Krylov (Feb. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51470-1). Cyclops faces perceived dangers lurking in N.Y.C. while searching for his missing sheep. Ages 3–7.
Dozens of Doughnuts by Carrie Finison, illus. by Brianne Farley (Aug. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51835-8). An increasingly put-upon bear makes doughnuts for her woodland friends without saving any for herself. Ages 3–7.
A Family for Louie by Alexandra Thompson (June 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984813-21-3). A foodie French bulldog finds a forever home. Ages 3–7.
It’s a Moose! by Meg Rosoff, illus. by David Ercolini (Apr. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16664-8). Instead of the human baby that they were expecting, one family is surprised to receive a baby moose. Ages 3–7.
The Cat Man of Aleppo by Karim Shamsi-Basha and Irene Latham, illus. by Yuko Shimizu (Apr. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984813-78-7), tells the true story of Mohammad Alaa Aljaleel, who offered safe haven to abandoned cats during the Syrian Civil War. Ages 4–8.
Cézanne’s Parrot by Amy Guglielmo, illus. by Brett Helquist (Feb. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51508-1), profiles painter Paul Cézanne, who laid the groundwork for modern art. Ages 4–8.
Clever Hans: The True Story of the Counting, Adding, and Time-Telling Horse by Kerri Kokias, illus. by Mike Lowery (May 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51498-5). In 1904 Berlin, a man discovers that his horse can answer questions about math, time, music, and more. Ages 4–8.
Desert Girl, Monsoon Boy by Tara Dairman, illus. by Archana Sreenivasan (May 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51806-8). Two families in India living under extreme weather conditions come together on a mountain. Ages 4–8.
Old Rock (Is Not Boring) by Deb Pilutti (Feb. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51818-1). Old Rock’s life story surprises others in the pine forest. Ages 4–8.
Whoo-Ku Haiku: A Great Horned Owl Story by Maria Gianferrari, illus. by Jonathan Voss (Mar. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-54842-0). Haiku poems showcase the life cycle of this North American animal. Ages 4–8.
Middle School’s a Drag, You Better Werk! by Greg Howard (Feb. 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51752-8). Mikey starts his own junior talent agency and signs a 13-year-old aspiring drag queen as his first client. Ages 10–13.
Dress Coded by Carrie Firestone (July 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-984816-43-6). A girl’s podcast to protest the unfair dress code at her middle school sparks a rebellion. Ages 10–14.
Tornado Brain by Cat Patrick (May 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984815-31-6). Frankie, who is neuro-diverse, enlists her twin sister to help find Frankie’s missing friend. Ages 10–18.
The Blossom and the Firefly by Sherri L. Smith (Feb. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-3790-0) is the story of the WWII romance between two Japanese teens caught in the cogs of an unwinnable war. Ages 12–17.
The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu (Mar. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-3901-0) tells of musical prodigy Nanneri Mozart, older sister of Wolfgang, and the dangerous lengths she’ll go to make history remember her. Ages 12–18.
Verona Comics by Jennifer Dugan (Apr. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51628-6). Jubilee and Ridley are from opposing families, but when they meet at a comic convention, they can’t help falling for each other. Ages 12–18.
The Vanishing Deep by Astrid Scholte (Mar. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51395-7). For a price, a research facility on the island of Palindromena revives the deceased for 24 hours before returning them to death. Ages 13–17.
The Last Confession of Autumn Casterly by Meredith Tate (Feb. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984813-49-7). A string of clues brings Ivy closer to rescuing her missing sister—and closer to danger. Ages 14–18.
We Were Promised Spotlights by Lindsay Sproul (Mar. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-3853-2). Small-town homecoming queen Taylor is in love with her best friend Susan. Ages 14–18.
Big Ideas for Little Philosophers by Duane Armitage and Maureen McQuerry, illus. by Robin Rosenthal, debuts with Equality with Simone de Beauvoir (July 7, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-10884-0), Happiness with Aristotle (July 7, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-10881-9), Imagination with René Descartes (July 7, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-10878-9), and Truth with Socrates (July 7, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-10875-8), ages up to 3. Max Explains Everything by Stacy McAnulty greets Puppy Expert (June 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-54502-3), ages 3–7. Planet Omar by Zanib Mian, illus. by Nasaya Mafaridik, starring an imaginative Muslim boy, launches with Accidental Trouble Magnet (Feb. 4, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-593-10921-2), ages 8–11. Og the Frog by Betty G. Birney adds Wildlife According to Og the Frog (May 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-984813-75-6), ages 8–12. The Damned by Renée Ahdieh (June 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-984812-58-2) joins The Beautiful, ages 12–18. And fantasy-romance duology The Queen’s Secret begins with The Queen’s Assassin by Melissa de la Cruz (Feb. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51591-3), ages 14–18.
Rebelwing by Andrea Tang (Feb. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984835-09-3). After cashing in on a smuggling deal, Prudence Wu escapes enforcers on the wings of what appears to be a sentient cybernetic dragon. Ages 12–17.
Break the Fall by Jennifer Iacopelli (Feb. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11417-9). Gymnast Audrey recovers from spinal surgery and is going to the Olympics, but horrifying news threatens to tear the team apart. Ages 12–18.
Goddess in the Machine by Lora Beth Johnson (June 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-984835-92-5). Andra wakes up from a cryogenic sleep 1,000 years later than she was supposed to. Ages 12–18.
The Kinder Poison by Natalie Mae (June 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-984835-21-5). A teenage girl is chosen to be the human sacrifice in a deadly game between three heirs who will do anything for the crown. Ages 12–18.
This Coven Won’t Break by Isabel Sterling (June 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-451-48035-4). In this sequel to These Witches Don’t Burn, Hannah works with her new girlfriend to defeat those desperate to steal her magic. Ages 12–18.
Alice by Heart by Steven Sater (Feb. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-451-47813-9). In this YA adaptation of Sater’s off-Broadway musical set during the Blitz of WWII, Alice comforts her ill friend with the story of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, as they take shelter in a tube station. Ages 13–17.
The Best Laid Plans by Cameron Lund (Apr. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11491-9). Sexually inexperienced Keeley asks her best friend Andrew for advice before she goes all the way with a hot new guy. Ages 13–17.
The Small Crimes of Tiffany Templeton by Richard Fifield (Mar. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984835-89-5). After a stint in reform school, Tough Tiff may no longer live up to her nickname. Ages 13–18.
They Wish They Were Us by Jessica Goodman (July 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11429-2). When Jill receives anonymous texts about her friend’s murder and the confessed killer’s innocence, Jill is determined to get to the bottom of it. Ages 14–18.
A Wicked Magic by Sasha Laurens (July 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11725-5). After a spell goes wrong, witches Dan and Liss summon an evil entity that snatches Liss’s boyfriend. Ages 14–18.
Kudo Kids by Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani with Michelle Schusterman, illus. by Yaoyao Ma Van As, kicks off with The Mystery of the Masked Medalist (May 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11373-8), ages 8–12. And The Haunted by Danielle Vega continues with The Unleashed (July 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-451-48149-8), ages 14–18.
Crocodiles Need Kisses Too by Rebecca Colby, illus. by Penelope Dullaghan (Apr. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-451-48007-1), features not-so cuddly creatures, still worthy of hugs and kisses. Ages 2–5.
When the Babies Came to Stay by Christine McDonnell, illus. by Jeanette Bradley (Mar. 24, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-984835-45-1). After babies arrive on an island with notes reading “Please take care of my baby,” the islanders raise the infants as a community. Ages 2–5.
Night Animals Need Sleep Too by Gianna Marino (Feb. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-425-29065-1). It’s daytime and nocturnal animals are all sleeping soundly—except Possum. Ages 3–5.
Danbi Leads the School Parade by Anna Kim (July 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-451-47889-4). Danbi wants to join in the dances and the games at her new American school, but she doesn’t know the rules. Ages 3–7.
Piglette by Katelyn Aronson, illus. by Eva Byrne (May 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11678-4). A perfect piglet searches for Paris’s perfect perfume. Ages 3–7.
Soaked! by Abi Cushman (July 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984836-62-5). Bear doesn’t think he can have fun when it’s raining. Ages 3–7.
Tiger Wild by Gwen Millward (June 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11815-3). Lily pins all her naughty antics on her imaginary friend, Tiger. Ages 3–7.
You Can Do It, Noisy Nora! by Rosemary Wells (Apr. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-101-99923-3). Nora is determined to play the violin, but her family can’t handle the noise. Ages 4–8.
City of Secrets by Victoria Ying (July 28, $20.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11448-3). Ever is the last of a family that for generations has guarded a safe that protects the city and caused his father’s death. Ages 8–12.
Pathfinders Society #1: The Mystery of the Moon Tower by Francesco Sedita and Prescott Seraydarian, illus. by Steve Hamaker (Apr. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-425-29186-3), debuts a graphic novel series about five kids who solve mysteries at a summer camp. Ages 8–12.
The Shadow Arts by Damien Love (Mar. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-451-47861-0). In the sequel to Monstrous Devices, Alex and his grandfather hold the fate of history in their hands. Ages 8–12.
The Unadoptables by Hana Tooke (June 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11693-7) centers on five children who have spent their entire lives at an Amsterdam orphanage—until a sea captain threatens to kidnap them. Ages 8–12.
The Blackbird Girls by Anne Blankman (Mar. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-984837-35-6). When a reactor explodes at Chernobyl, where their fathers work, two girls go to Leningrad to stay with one of their grandmothers. Ages 9–12.
Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger (Apr. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-425-28895-5) adapts this adult history title for young readers. Ages 10–13.
Raising Lumie by Joan Bauer (June 16, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11320-2). Newly orphaned Olive moves in with the half-sister she hardly knows, and has an opportunity to raise a guide dog. Ages 10–14.
Bad Best Friend by Rachel Vail (Mar. 24, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-451-47945-7). As eighth grade begins, Niki is devastated when her best friend ditches her to join the popular group. Ages 10–18.
Lifting as We Climb by Evette Dionne (Apr. 21, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-451-48154-2) relays the key role that black women played in the suffrage movement. Ages 10–18.
The Boy in the Red Dress by Kristin Lambert (May 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11368-4). Millie must discover who killed a socialite at her family’s speakeasy when her best friend is accused of the crime. Ages 12–18.
The Jewel Thief by Jeannie Mobley (May 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-984837-41-7). This romance set in 17th-century France involves the broken history of the Hope Diamond. Ages 12–18.
The Notorious Virtues by Alwyn Hamilton (May 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-451-47966-2). Nora is pitted against her cousins in the Veritaz, a magical competition that determines who will be heir to the throne. Ages 12–18.
A Phoenix First Must Burn: Sixteen Stories of Black Girl Magic, Resistance, and Hope, edited by Patrice Caldwell (Mar. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-984835-65-9), compiles tales that explore the black experience through fantasy, science fiction, and magic. Ages 12–18.
He Must Like You by Danielle Younge-Ullman (July 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984835-71-0). After a pushy customer at the restaurant where she works goes too far, Libby deals with fallout from her outburst. Ages 14–18.
Time of Our Lives by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka (Apr. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984835-83-3). When two very different teens cross paths on a college tour, they forge a deep connection. Ages 14–18.
Froggy hops along in Froggy for President by Jonathan London, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz (May 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-451-47948-8), ages 3–5. Llama Llama by Anna Dewdney issues Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa (Mar. 17, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-11775-0), ages up to 3; and Llama Llama 2-in-1: Wakey-Wake/Nighty-Night (June 2, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-11807-8), ages 3–5. I’m Trying to Love... welcomes I’m Trying to Love Rocks by Bethany Barton (June 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-451-48095-8), ages 4–8. Jack Books by Mac Barnett, illus. by Greg Pizzoli, welcomes Jack at Bat (Feb. 4, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11382-0), Jack Goes West (Feb. 4, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11388-2), Jack at the Zoo (May 5, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11391-2), and Too Many Jacks (May 5, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11394-3), ages 4–8. And Trot & Cap’n Bill Adventures by Amy Chu, illus. by Janet K. Lee, continues with Sky Island (June 9, $20.99, ISBN 978-0-451-48023-1), ages 8–12.
Joining Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter are Spring Surprise (Feb. 11, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-241-40039-5), What Can You See Peter? (June 23, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-241-37173-2), and Peter Hops Aboard (May 5, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-241-41890-1), ages 3–5; and I Love You, Daddy (Mar. 10, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-241-40922-0), ages 3–7. Spot returns in Find Spot at the Stadium by Eric Hill (May 5, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-241-42621-0), ages 3–5.
Penguin/The World of Eric Carle
The World of Eric Carle by Eric Carle introduces The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Garden Picnic (July 14, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-09704-5), Can You Guess? Animals with the Very Hungry Caterpillar (Feb. 4, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5247-8636-6), Can You Guess? Food with the Very Hungry Caterpillar (Feb. 4, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5247-8637-3), and Where Is the Very Hungry Caterpillar? A Lift-the-Flap Book (Feb. 4, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5247-8632-8), ages 3–5.
All the Birds in the World by David Opie (Apr. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4413-3329-2) provides an introduction to the world of birds. Ages 3–8.
How I Trained My Dog in Ten Days by Norma Lewis, illus. by Tom Tinn-Disbury (Apr. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4413-3264-6). As a boy tries to train his new dog, he is unaware that he’s actually the one being trained. Ages 3–8.
New Peter Pauper Primers by Simon Abbott include My First 101 Animals (Apr. 1, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4413-3310-0), My First 101 Words (Apr. 1, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4413-3309-4), My First Colors (Apr. 1, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4413-3307-0), and My First Numbers (Apr. 1, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4413-3308-7), ages up to 3. And 100 Questions About... serves up 100 Questions About Rocks and Minerals by Simon Abbott (Feb. 1, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4413-3127-4), ages 7–12.
Yayoi Kusama Covered Everything in Dots and Wasn’t Sorry by Fausto Gilberti (Mar. 18, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-83866-080-2) profiles artist Kusama, who covered her paintings, sculptures, and installations in dots. Ages up to 7.
Animals in the Sky by Sara Gillingham (Mar. 18, $12.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-83866-024-6) helps readers identify six of the most recognizable animal constellations. Ages 2–4.
My Art Book of Happiness by Shana Gozansky (May 13, $16.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-83866-082-6). Artworks introduce emotions through one of the most important feelings: happiness. Ages 2–4.
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Precious Moments: Hello, Spring! (Feb. 15, board book, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-5299-0) and Precious Moments: Where Will Your Dreams Take You? (May 1st, board book, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-5255-9) celebrate the joys of spring and dreaming big. Ages up to 2.
Bunny and Chick by Emily Skwish, illus. by John John Bajet (Feb. 15, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-5229-0). Bunny and Chick must find a way to work together to fill their Easter basket. Ages 3–6.
Encyclopedia Britannica: Look at Her Go: Women Athletes Who Played to Win by Kathy Broderick, illus. by Giovana Medeiros (Mar. 10, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-5278-8), highlights women athletes around the world who changed history. Ages 3–6.
Big Bird’s Road Trip by Claire Winslow, illus. by Barry Goldberg (Feb. 4, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-5187-3). Big Bird and friends travel to meet kids across the country and learn about their lives and communities. Ages 4–8.
A Loveliness of Ladybugs: Collective Animal Nouns and the Meanings Behind Them by Kathy Broderick, illus. by Gabriele Tafuni (Apr. 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-5247-4), reveals the meanings of these words. Ages 4–8.
The Owl Who Couldn’t Growl by Susan Rich Brooke, illus. by Elisa Patrissi (March 24, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-5244-3). An owl learns about finding and embracing one’s own voice. Ages 4–8.
The Sheep Who Wouldn’t Sleep by Susan Rich Brooke, illus. by Dean Gray (March 17, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-5243-6), is a tale that suggests techniques to help kids soothe themselves to sleep. Ages 4–8.
This Book Is Upside Down by Erin Rose Wage, illus. by Simona Ceccarelli (Apr. 14, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-5246-7), introduces the concept of viewing the world from a different vantage point. Ages 4–8.
Wild Goose Chase: Funny Animal Phrases and the Meanings Behind Them by Kathy Broderick, illus. by Dragan Kordic (Apr. 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-45248-1) shines a light on humorous animal phrases and their meanings. Ages 4–8.
Joining My First Stories Disney are Alice Wants to Grow (Apr. 15, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-5441-6), Mowgli’s First Dance (Apr. 15, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-5442-3), Tinker Bell’s Best Birthday Party (Apr. 15, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5443-0), and The Aristocats Show (Apr. 15, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-5444-7), ages 1–3. Trolls World Tour tie-ins are Heart & Troll Voice Changing Microphone (Mar. 17, board book, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-5234-4) and Little Sound Book Troll Lotta Love (Mar. 17, board book, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-5233-7), ages 3–6; Look and Find (Mar. 17, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-5231-3), ages 4–8; and A Troll New World Shaped Look and Find (March 17, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-5232-0), ages 6–9. Disney Onward offers Look and Find (Feb. 6, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-5252-8), ages 4–8. And Frozen 2 tie-ins are Little Music Note Sound Book (Feb. 15, board book, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-4357-1) and Look and Find Frozen 1 and 2 (March 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-4359-5), ages 4–8; and I'm Ready to Read with Olaf and Friends (Apr. 1, board book, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-5471-3), ages 5–7.
AWOL by Andrew Lane adds Last Boy Standing (July 1, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-84812-667-1) and Last Day on Earth (July 1, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-84812-669-5), ages 9–12.
Black Sand Beach by Richard Fairgray, a graphic novel series about a haunted summer vacation, launches with Are You Afraid of the Light? (May 5, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-64595-000-4), ages 8–12. And kicking off the Carlton Crumple Creature Catcher by David Fremont is Catch the Munchies! (June 2, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-64595-001-1), ages 8–12.
Princeton Architectural Press
Little Cheetah’s Shadow by Marianne Dubuc (Apr. 7, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61689-840-3). Little Cheetah and Little Shadow learn to see things from a different perspective and take care of each other. Ages 3–7.
Malo and the Merry-Go-Round by Maria Dek (Mar. 24, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61689-875-5). Instead of keeping a promise to help his friend, Malo sneaks off to a new merry-go-round in the forest. Ages 3–7.
My Bison by Gaya Wisniewski (Mar. 3, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61689-886-1). After meeting in a forest, a girl and a bison become lifelong friends. Ages 5–8.
In the Garden by Emma Giuliani (Apr. 7, $27.95, ISBN 978-1-61689-893-9) showcases the life of a garden throughout the seasons. Ages 8–12.
Baby Loves: Earth by Jennifer Eckford, illus. by Teresa Bellon (June 2, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-5319-3), presents an alphabet book spotlighting Earth and its changing climate. Ages up to 3.
Read to Your Toddler Every Day by Lucy Brownridge, illus. by Chloe Giordano (Mar. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-4741-3), collects short retellings of fairy tales, folk tales, and fables from around the globe. Ages 1–4.
The Best Sound in the World by Cindy Wume (Feb. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-5213-4). A lion searching for the best sound in the world finds friendship. Ages 3–6.
Ballet School by Ashley Bouder, illus. by Julia Bereciartu (Aug. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-5128-1). New York City Ballet principal Bouder introduces the basics of this dance form. Ages 4–7.
A Year Full of Celebrations by Claire Grace, illus. by Christopher Corr (Aug. 4, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-4543-3), delves into festivals and celebrations around the world to explore diversity. Ages 5–7.
The (Not) Bad Animals by Sophie Corrigan (Apr. 7, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-4748-2) examines 30 misunderstood animals across the globe. Ages 5–10.
Love Your Body by Jessica Sanders, illus. by Carol Rossetti (Mar. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-5242-4). This book emphasizing that every body is a good body offers girls tips for navigating an image-obsessed world. Ages 7–9.
World Full of Dickens Stories by Angela McAllister, illus. by Jannicke Hansen (May 5, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-4772-7), is an anthology of Charles Dickens’s tales, rewritten and adapted for young readers. Ages 9–11.
New Little People, Big Dreams additions by Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara are Carmen Amaya (Oct. 6, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-4681-2), ages 4–7; and Alan Turing, illus. by Ashling Lindsay (Apr. 7, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-4678-2); Bob Dylan, illus. by Conrad Roset (Apr. 7, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-4675-1); and Jesse Owens, illus. by Anna Katharina Jansen (June 2, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-4583-9), ages 5–8. And Work It, Girl welcomes Like Mae Jemison: Blast Off into Space (Mar. 3, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-4515-0) and Like Michelle Obama: Become a Leader (Mar. 3, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-4518-1) by Caroline Moss, illus. by Sinem Erkas, ages 8–12.
What’s the Issue? issues News: Fact or Fake? by Tom Jackson, illus. by Cristina Guitian (Aug. 18, $16.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-7112-5034-5), ages 9–12.
Walter Foster Studio showcases Fashion Design Workshop: Remix: A Modern, Inclusive, and Diverse Approach to Fashion Illustration for Up-and-Coming Designers by Stephanie Corfee (May 5, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63322-828-3), ages 10–14.
Everybody Counts: A Counting Story from 0 to 7.5 Billion by Kristin Roskifte (Feb. 4, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-4524-2). This tale reveals that even though everyone is different, everybody counts. Ages 3–6.
Stars Before Bedtime: A Mindful Fall Asleep Book by Claire Grace and Jessamy Hibberd, illus. by Hannah Tolson (Mar. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-4930-1), meshes sleep exercises with stories of the night sky. Ages 3–6.
Poems Aloud: An Anthology of Poems to Read Out Loud by Joseph Coelho, illus. by Daniel Gray-Barnett (Feb. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-4769-7), compiles 20 poems for kids to perform. Ages 5–10.
I Am Not a Label: 30 Artists, Thinkers, Athletes, and Activists with Disabilities from Past and Present by Cerrie Burnell, illus. by Lauren Mark Baldo (July 7, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-4745-1), rounds up 30 profiles of individuals, including Ludwig van Beethoven, Stephen Hawking, Helen Keller, Henri Matisse, and Stevie Wonder. Ages 6–12.
The Secret Life of Spies by Michael Noble, illus. by Alexander Mostov (June 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-4756-7), spotlights 20 real-life spies who dedicated their lives to espionage. Ages 7–10.
Encyclopedia of Insects by Jules Howard, illus. by Miranda Zimmerman (June 2, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-4915-8). This guide to 300 bugs includes information about insect conservation. Ages 7–11.
When Darwin Sailed the Sea: Uncover How Darwin’s Revolutionary Ideas Helped Change the World by David Long, illus. by Sam Kalda (July 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-4968-4). Published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the launch of HMS Beagle, this book chronicles the life and work of Charles Darwin. Ages 8–10.
Music Is My Life: Soundtrack Your Mood with 80 Artists for Every Occasion by Myles Tanzer, illus. by Ali Mac (Feb. 4, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-4918-9). This anthology features 80 artists and composers. Ages 8–12.
Who Do You Think You Are? 20 Psychology Tests to Explore Your Growing Mind by Alice Harman, illus. by Blok Magnaye (Apr. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-78603-649-0), offers tests based on key psychological methods.Ages 9–11.
Big Ideas for Young Thinkers: Explore 20 of Philosophy’s Most Interesting Questions by Jamia Wilson, illus. by Andrea Pippins (Mar. 3, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-4921-9), examines 30 philosophical issues. Ages 10–14.
Portrait of an Artist greets Georgia O’Keeffe by Lucy Brownridge, illus. by Alice Wietzel (Mar. 3, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-4879-3), ages 7–10.
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One World, Many Colors by Ben Lerwill, illus. by Alette Straathof (Mar. 17, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-7112-4983-7), explores the world through the spectrum of color. Ages 5–7.
The Farm That Feeds Us: Follow a Family Farm Through All Four Seasons by Nancy Castaldo, illus. by Ginnie Hsu (May 19, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7112-4253-1), reveals how a small-scale, organic farm works. Ages 7–11.
Mayflower: The Ship That Started a Nation by Rebecca Siegel, illus. by Michael Lauritano (July 21, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-7112-4825-0). This chronicle marks the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s historical voyage. Ages 7–11.
Dot and Duck return in How Selfish by Clare Helen Welsh and Olivier Tallec (Apr. 21, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-7112-4447-4), ages 3–5. And In a Nutshell issues World Politics in 100 Words by Eleanor Levenson, illus. by Paul Boston (June 23, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-7112-5026-0), ages 9–12.
Spark and the League of Ursus by Robert Repino (Apr. 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68369-166-2) relays the saga of warrior teddy bears and the children they protect. Ages 9–12.
Pop Classics welcomes Doctor Who by Kim Smith (May 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68369-184-6), ages 4–8. And Pop Shakespeare presents William Shakespeare’s the Taming of the Clueless by Ian Doescher, illus. by Kent Barton (Apr. 21, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68369-175-4), ages 8–12.