360 Degrees

Ultimate Earth: Dinosaurs by Miranda Baker, illus. by Amanda Shufflebotham (Apr. 6, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-944530-32-7); and Ultimate Earth: Oceans and Seas by Baker, illus. by Gareth Lucas (Apr. 6, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-944530-33-4), are lift-the-flap guides to prehistoric creatures; and marine animals. Ages 6–9.


Arlo Draws an Octopus by Lori Mortensen, illus. by Rob Sayegh Jr. (May 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4201-9). A young artist stars in this story about creativity, making mistakes, and changing one’s perspective. Ages 4–8.

Be a Tree! by Maria Gianferrari, illus. by Felicita Sala (Mar. 30, $15.54, ISBN 978-1-64700-307-4), reveals how trees can help us be better people. Ages 4–8.

Bird House by Blanca Gómez (Apr. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4408-2). A woman and her grandchild nurse an injured bird back to health. Ages 4–8.

Blue Floats Away by Travis Jonker, illus. by Grant Snider (Mar. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4423-5). A little iceberg sets out on a journey in this book that explores the wonders of the water cycle. Ages 4–8.

The Boy and the Sea by Camille Andros, illus. by Amy June Bates (May 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4940-7). In this celebration of curiosity, a man returns to his childhood seaside home with his daughter. Ages 4–8.

Chicks Rock! by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, illus. by Renée Kurilla (Mar. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4570-6). Rocker Chick overcomes stage fright to find her voice in this companion to Chicks Rule! Ages 4–8.

El Cucuy Is Scared, Too! by Donna Barba Higuera, illus. by Juliana Perdomo (July 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4445-7). A boy and his monster confront their fears in this story rooted in Mexican folklore. Ages 4–8.

Grandpa Across the Ocean by Hyewon Yum (Apr. 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4225-5). Though they are separated by language, age, and an ocean, a boy and his grandfather find common ground. Ages 4–8.

Itty-Bitty Kitty-Corn by Shannon Hale, illus. by LeUyen Pham (Mar. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5091-5). A kitten and a unicorn star in this story celebrating the magic of friendship and being who you want to be. Ages 4–8.

The Little Things: A Story About Acts of Kindness by Christian Trimmer, illus. by Kaylani Juanita (Apr. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4226-2). A girl’s act of kindness reverberates through her community in this tale about paying it forward. Ages 4–8.

More Than Sunny by Shelley Johannes (May 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4181-4). Two curious siblings discover the bright side of each season. Ages 4–8.

The People’s Painter: How Ben Shahn Fought for Justice with Art by Cynthia Levinson, illus. by Evan Turk (Apr. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4130-2), offers an illustrated biography of this Jewish artist and activist. Ages 4–8.

Sister Wish by Giselle Potter (June 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4671-0) celebrates the bond between sisters and the importance of being oneself. Ages 4–8.

Day for Rememberin’: Inspired by the True Events of the First Memorial Day by Leah Henderson, illus. by Floyd Cooper (May 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3630-8), relays the story of the first Memorial Day commemoration, in May 1865. Ages 6–9.

The Stuff Between the Stars: How Vera Rubin Discovered Most of the Universe by Sandra Nickel, illus. by Aimée Sicuro (Mar. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3626-1), spotlights this astronomer who made key discoveries about the night sky. Ages 6–9.

Code Breaker, Spy Hunter: How Elizebeth Friedman Changed the Course of Two World Wars by Laurie Wallmark, illus. by Brooke Smart (Mar. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3963-7), is a biography of this American code breaker who created the CIA’s first cryptology unit. Ages 8–12.

Strange Nature: The Insect Portraits of Levon Biss by Gregory Mone, photos by Levon Biss (Mar. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3166-2). This young readers’ adaptation of Microsculpture focuses on insects. Ages 8–12.


Uplifting Editions introduces Positively Pokémon: Pop Up, Play, and Display! by Evie Daye (Apr. 6, $16.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-5206-3), all ages. Feel-Good Fairy Tales welcomes The Tossy-Turny Princess and the Pesky Pea: A Fairy Tale to Help You Fall Asleep by Susan Verde, illus. by Jay Fleck (Apr. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4587-4), ages 4–8. Questioneers adds Sofia Valdez’s Big Project Book for Awesome Activists by Andrea Beaty, illus. by David Roberts (May 4, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4197-4944-5), ages 4–8. And Rube Goldberg’s Simple Normal Definitely Different Day Off by Jennifer George, illus. by Ed Steckley (June 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4830-1), joins Rube Goldberg’s Simple Normal, ages 5–9.

Title in Spanish

Un pájaro en casa (Bird House) by Blanca Gómez (Apr. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4855-4), ages 4–8.

Abrams Appleseed

In Your Cozy Bed by Jo Witek, illus. by Christine Roussey (July 20, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-5195-0). A parent helps a child get ready for bed, say goodnight to favorite toys, and settle into sleep. Ages up to 3.

Not Now, Cow by Tammi Sauer, illus. by Troy Cummings (Apr. 6, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4629-1). All the farm animals are ready for the seasons to change—but not Cow, who can’t seem to dress for the weather. Ages 3–5.

One Springy, Singy Day by Renée Kurilla (Mar. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4572-0). This ode to toddlerdom follows a cast of children through a busy day. Ages 3–5.


Mighty Marvel First Books greets Iron Man by Marvel Entertainment (May 25, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-5258-2), all ages. Abrams Block Books gains Sharkblock by Christopher Franceschelli, illus. by Peskimo (May 4, $16.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-4119-7), ages up to 3. Empowerment offers I Like to Share! by Stephen Krensky, illus. by Sara Gillingham (June 22, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-4858-5), ages up to 3. Hello!Lucky Books presents You Are Fantastic! (Apr. 27, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-3965-1), ages up to 3; and School Is Cool! (July 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5110-3), ages 3–5. And Grammar Zoo Books issues Comparrotives by Janik Coat (June 8, $15.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-4643-7), ages 2–4.

Whose Big Rig? is a new Guess-the-Job Book by Toni Buzzeo, illus. by Ramon Olivera (May 25, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-4220-0), ages 2–4. Amy Schwartz’s 100 Things adds 100 Things I Know How to Do (May 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4326-9), ages3–5. Flip Flap Snap! welcomes Dinosaurs (Mar. 16, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-5081-6) and Farm (July 13, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-5082-3), both illus. by Carmen Saldaña, ages 3–5. And Colors: My First Pop-Up! joins Pop Magic Books by Matthew Reinhart, illus. by Ekaterina Trukhan (May 11, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-4106-7), ages 3–5.


DJ Funkyfoot #1: Butler for Hire! by Tom Angleberger, illus. by Heather Fox (Mar. 30, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4728-1). In this series debut set in the Flytrap Files world, a dog who longs to be a butler becomes a baby shrub’s nanny. Ages 6–9.

Atlantis: The Accidental Invasion by Gregory Mone (Apr. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3853-1). A boy who stows away on his father’s research trip stars in this launch title of a series about the legendary lost underwater city. Ages 8–12.

The Chance to Fly by Ali Stroker and Stacy Davidowitz (Apr. 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4393-1). A theater-loving girl who uses a wheelchair for mobility is on a quest to defy expectations—and gravity. Ages 8–12.

Disney’s Spooky Zone: Duckscares: The Nightmare Formula by Tommy Greenwald, illus. by Elisa Ferrari (May 4, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5077-9), kicks off a mystery series starring triplets Huey, Dewey, and Louie. Ages 8–12.

Mission Multiverse by Rebecca Caprara (May 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4823-3). In this series opener, the fate of mankind rests in the hands of five kids who are accidentally sent to an alternate universe. Ages 8–12.

Tales of Great Goddesses: Athena: Goddess of Wisdom and War by Imogen Greenberg, illus. by Isabel Greenberg (June 8, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4859-2). This series starter chronicles Athena’s adventures with gods and mortals. Ages 8–12.

The Ship of Stolen Words by Fran Wilde (June 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4950-6). What happens when goblins steal a boy’s ability to apologize? Ages 8–12.

Upstaged by Diana Harmon Asher (Mar. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4081-7). A shy seventh grader finds the courage to step into the spotlight when she lands a role in The Music Man. Ages 8–12.

The Republic of Birds by Jessica Miller (Apr. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3675-9). A witch must save her sister from evil birds in this fantasy set in a land where civil war has divided the human and winged realms. Ages 10–14.

Rivals by Tommy Greenwald (Mar. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4827-1) is a novel about two athletes searching for stardom, a young reporter seeking the truth, and a basketball rivalry that goes too far. Ages 10–14.

Saint Ivy: Kind at All Costs by Laurie Morrison (May 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4125-8). Ivy wants to be unselfish and accept that her mother is a gestational surrogate for a friend—but an anonymous email changes everything. Ages 10–14.

Thanks a Lot, Universe by Chad Lucas (May 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5102-8). After he and his brother are placed in foster care, Brian has panic attacks and wonders if things will ever be “normal” again. Ages 10–14.

Between Perfect and Real by Ray Stoeve (Apr. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4601-7). Cast as a “nontraditional” Romeo in a school play, a trans boy realizes he wants everyone to see him as he really is—and not just on the stage. Ages 12 and up.

Jelly by Clare Rees (May 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4556-0). In this survival story, kids trapped on the back of a jellyfish are determined to escape. Ages 13–17.

The Follower by Kate Doughty (Mar. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4801-1). Based on true events, this book stars triplets whose seemingly ideal life with their celebrity parents is threatened by an anonymous texter. Ages 14 and up.

Pixels of You by Ananth Hirsh and Yuko Ota, illus. by J.R. Doyle (June 29, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5281-0). Two rival teenage girls, one human and one a human-presenting AI, forge an unexpected bond. Ages 14 and up.


The Fabled Stables adds Trouble with Tattle-Tails by Jonathan Auxier, illus. by Olga Demidova (May 18, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4272-9), ages 6–9. Fox & Rabbit return in Fox & Rabbit Celebrate by Beth Ferry, illus. by Gergely Dudás (Apr. 20, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5183-7), ages 6–9. Don Brown’s Big Ideas That Changed the World picks up A Shot in the Arm!
(Mar. 30, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5001-4), ages 8–12. Derby Daredevils rolls along with Tomoko Takes the Lead by Kit Rosewater, illus. by Sophie Escabasse (June 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5172-1), ages 8–12. Garbage Pail Kids are back in Thrills and Chills by R.L. Stine, illus. by Jeff Zapata and Joe Simko (Mar. 23, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4363-4), ages 8–12. And Lady Slayers welcomes Poison Priestess by Lana Popovic (Apr. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4592-8), ages 14 and up.

Abrams/Magic Cat

365 Words for Clever Kids! by Meredith L. Rowe, illus. by Monika Forsberg (July 13, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5228-5), compiles seasonally themed words. Ages 4–8.

The Adventurous Kid’s Guide to the World’s Most Mysterious Places by Patrick Makin, illus. by Whooli Chen (May 18, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5159-2), spotlights 19 locations—natural wonders, historic sites, and cultural curiosities—that are shrouded in secrecy. Ages 7–10.

How to Talk to a Tiger... and Other Animals: How Critters Communicate in the Wild by Jason Bittel, illus. by Kelsey Buzzell (Apr. 13, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5211-7), examines ways in which more than 100 species talk to each other. Ages 8–12.


Baby Animal Tales releases Goodnight, Little Panda by Amanda Wood, illus. by Vikki Chu (June 8, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5157-8), ages 2–5. And Brown Bear Wood gains If You Go Down to the Woods Today by Rachel Piercey, illus. by Freya Hartas (Mar. 16, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5158-5), ages 4–6.


Goodnight Great Outdoors by Lucas Alberg, illus. by Megan Marie Myers (Mar. 9, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-59193-888-0). In this story celebrating nature, a family prepares its campsite at nightfall. Ages up to 5.


Wildlife Picture Books adds Whose House Is That? by Stan Tekiela (Apr. 6, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-64755-074-5), ages 4–8.

Agnes & Aubrey


Take Me presents Take Me Outdoors: A Nature Journal for Young Explorers by Mary Richards (Apr. 21, $13.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-9164745-8-1), ages 6–12.


Music Is in Everything by Ziggy Marley, illus. by Ag Jatkowska (May 4, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61775-943-7). Based on Marley’s song, this book celebrates the power and beauty of music. Ages up to 7.


LyricPop rings in with The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy) by Paul Simon, illus. by Keith Henry Brown (June 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61775-798-3); Dream Weaver by Gary Wright, illus. by Rob Sayegh Jr. (June 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61775-857-7); Humble and Kind by Lori McKenna, illus. by Katherine Blackmore (Mar. 2, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61775-852-2); I Will Survive by Dino Fekaris and Frederick J. Perren (June 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61775-913-0) and (Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding and Steve Cropper (Mar. 2, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61775-850-8), both illus. by Kaitlyn Shea O’Connor; My Dog Romeo by Ziggy Marley, illus. by Ag Jatkowska (May 4, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61775-942-0); Strawberry Swing by Coldplay, illus. by Mitch Miller (June 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61775-840-9); and Where Is My Mind? by Black Francis, illus. by Alex Eben Meyer (June 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61775-843-0), ages up to 7.

Akashic/Black Sheep

They Better Call Me Sugar:
My Journey from the Hood to the Hardwood
by Sugar Rodgers (May 4, $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-61775-929-1). The author recounts her journey from living in poverty to playing for the WNBA. Ages 11 and up.

Alaska Northwest

Back Home by Dan L. Walker (Apr. 6, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5132-6269-7). In this sequel to Secondhand Summer, set in 1968, Sam struggles to reconnect with his brother, who’s been wounded in war. Ages 11–14.


How to Become a Planet by Nicole Melleby (May 25, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-64375-036-1). Pluto, a girl struggling with depression and anxiety, finds her way with the help of a hotline, a tutor, and a new friend. Ages 9–12.

How Do You Live? by Genzaburo Yoshino, trans. by Bruno Navasky (Apr. 13, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61620-977-3), is the first English-language edition of this 1937 Japanese novel about discovering one’s place in the world. Ages 10–14.

Kids on the March: 15 Stories of Speaking Out, Protesting, and Fighting for Justice by Michael Long (Mar. 23, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-64375-100-9) spotlights young people in the 20th and early 21st centuries who have fought for liberty and justice. Ages 10–14.

Enduring Freedom by Trent Reedy and Jawad Arash (May 18, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-64375-040-8). A young American soldier and an Afghan boy living under Taliban rule discover their common bond. Ages 12 and up.

Girlhood: Teens Around the World in Their Own Voices by Masuma Ahuja (Feb. 9, $16.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64375-011-8). Thirty teens from 27 countries share their stories of growing up. Ages 12 and up.

Up All Night: 13 Stories Between Sunset and Sunrise, edited by Laura Silverman (July 13, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-64375-041-5). These 13 tales by YA authors reveal teens in the nighttime hours. Ages 12 and up.


Oddmire continues with Deepest, Darkest by William Ritter (June 22, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-64375-092-7), ages 8–12.

Allen & Unwin

Shoestring, the Boy Who Walks on Air by Julie Hunt and Dale Newman (May 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-76029-721-3). In this follow-up to KidGlovz, tightrope waker Shoestring steals his friend’s mind with the help of his magic gloves. Ages 8–12.

Amazon Crossing

Agnes’s Place by Marit Larsen, trans. by Kari Dickson, illus. by Jenny Løvlie (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-2675-8). First released in Norway, this is a tale of home, belonging, and changing one’s world. Ages 4–8.


Fifteen Hundred Miles from the Sun by Jonny Garza Villa (June 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-2705-2) is a novel about coming out, first love, and being your true self. Ages 14 and up.

Only the Pretty Lies by Rebekah Crane (May 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-1964-4). A white teen’s rosy view of her progressive town is turned upside-down by a boy who is the only Black student in school. Ages 14 and up.

Amazon/Two Lions

Between the Lines by Lindsay Ward (June 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-2690-1). After a storm washes away his neighborhood’s colors, a boy inspires his community to bring them back. Ages 3–7.

Hudson and Tallulah Take Sides by Anna Kang, illus. by Christopher Weyant (May 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-0668-2). Two kids who unexpectedly find common ground forge a friendship. Ages 3–7

Julius and Macy: A Very Brave Night by Annelouise Mahoney (Apr. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-0716-0) is a woodland tale about bravery, friendship, and kindness. Ages 3–7.

Sadie Sprocket Builds a Rocket by Sue Fliess, illus. by Annabel Tempest (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-1803-6). Sadie dreams of going to Mars in this book that includes facts about the planet and women in space. Ages 4–7.

Pruett and Soo by Nancy Viau, illus by Jorge Lacera (June 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-4342-7). This tale set in space is about being different, accepting others, and following rules. Ages 4–8.


Kat and Juju return in Kat and Juju, Book 2 by Kataneh Vahdani (June 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-4335-9), ages 3–7. And Turkey Trouble continues with Turkey Goes to School by Wendi Silvano, illus. by Lee Harper (July 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-2364-1), ages 3–7.

Andersen Press USA

A Fox Called Herbert by Margaret Sturton (Apr. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7284-2411-8). A rabbit convinced he was born to be a fox stars in this story about being oneself and supporting loved ones. Ages 4–9.

Old MacDonald Had a Phone by Jeanne Willis, illus. by Tony Ross (Mar. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7284-2412-5). Old MacDonald loves his phone, but when his farm animals each get one, no work gets done. Ages 4–9.

Two Can Play by Margaret Sturton (Apr. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7284-2413-2). Lazy Puss expects hard-working Cat to share the feast made from her harvest. Ages 4–9.

The Lost Witch by Melvin Burgess (May 1, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-78344-835-7). Strangers tell Bea she has the powers of a witch in this tale of magic, myth, and following one’s instincts. Ages 12 and up.


Elmer returns in Elmer and the Lost Treasure by David McKee (Mar. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7284-2410-1), ages 4–9.

Andrews McMeel

Bunny! Don’t Play with Your Food by Paul Schmid (Apr. 27, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5248-6469-9). A bunny imagines himself as different personas to avoid eating a food he doesn’t like. Ages up to 3.

Rainbowz by Michael Arndt (June 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5248-6722-5) introduces a variety of foods, objects, and colors. Ages up to 3.

Breathe Deep, Little Sheep: A Calm-Down Book for Kids by Jessica Lee, illus. by Lucia Wilkinson (Mar. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5248-6535-1), offers an introduction to self-soothing and mindfulness. Ages 4–8.

Girl’s Guide to Building a Fort by Jenny Fieri, illus. by Alex Seabrook (May 4, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-6117-9), contains activities, projects, and games that encourage independent exploration. Ages 7–14.

Animal Rescue Friends by Gina Loveless and Meika Hashimoto, illus. by Genevieve Kote (June 15, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-6734-8) launches a graphic-novel trilogy about shelter animals finding homes. Ages 8–12.

Bots and Bods: How Robots and Humans Work, from the Inside Out by Russ Swan (Feb. 23, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-6275-6) explores anatomy and technology and how they are related. Ages 8–12.

Cosmic Pizza Party by Nick Murphy and Paul Ritchey, illus. by Bea Tormo (June 8, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-6733-1). This graphic novel begins a trilogy about an extraterrestrial pizza-delivery crew. Ages 8–12.

The Secret Garden, adapted by Mariah Marsden, illus. by Hanna Luechtefeld (May 10, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-5815-5), is a graphic-novel retelling of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic novel. Ages 8–12.

Unicorn Island by Donna Galanti and Bethany Stancliffe (Feb. 9, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-6470-5) kicks off a series about a girl who discovers an island full of mythical beasts and danger. Ages 8–12.


Drawing with Simple Shapes by Lulu Mayo adds How to Draw a Bunny and Other Cute Creatures with Simple Shapes in 5 Steps (Feb. 23, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-6501-6), all ages. And new Baby Montessori books, edited by Chiara Piroddi, illus. by Agnese Baruzzi, are Animals (Apr. 13, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5248-6268-8), Big or Small? (Apr. 13, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5248-6254-1), Follow Me! (Apr. 13, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5248-6270-1), and The Garden (Apr. 13, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5248-6269-5), ages up to 4.

Bark Park gains Scouting for Clues by Brandi Dougherty, illus. by Paige Pooler (Apr. 20, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-6474-3), ages 5–8. Joining My Pet Slime is Saving Cosmo by Courtney Sheinmel and Colleen AF Venable, illus. by Renée Kurilla (Apr. 13, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5248-6473-6), ages 6–9. Diary of an 8-Bit Warrior Graphic Novels debuts with Op Alliance by Pirate Sourcil (Mar. 2, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-6316-6), ages 7–11. Big Nate is back in In Your Face! by Lincoln Peirce (Mar. 2, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-6477-4), ages 7–12. And Wallace the Brave stars in Wicked Epic Adventures by Will Henry (Mar. 23, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-6507-8), ages 7–12.

Patrick McDonnell’s Mutts continues with Mutts Go Green: Earth-Friendly Tips and Comic Strips (Mar. 30, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-6694-5), ages 7–14. Phoebe and Her Unicorn appear in Unicorn Famous by Dana Simpson (Apr. 6, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-6476-7), ages 7–14. Escape from a Video Game continues with Mystery on the Starship Crusader by Dustin Brady (Apr. 20, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-5884-1), ages 8–12. Fox pals Ozy and Millie return in Perfectly Normal by Dana Simpson (Mar. 2, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-6509-2), ages 8–14. And Soul Riders concludes with Darkness Falling by Helena Dahlgren (Apr. 6, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-5620-5), ages 9–13.


The Bare Naked Book by Kathy Stinson, illus. by Melissa Cho (Mar. 9, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77321-472-6), updates this 1986 book to reflect current understandings of gender and inclusion. Ages 3–5.

48 Grasshopper Estates by Sara de Wall, illus. by Erika Medina (Apr. 13, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77321-484-9). A girl uses her imagination and inventiveness to spread friendship through her community. Ages 4–7.

Why Does My Shadow Follow Me? More Science Questions from Real Kids by Kira Vermond, illus. by Suharu Ogawa (Mar. 9, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77321-501-3). This companion to Why Don’t Cars Run on Apple Juice? answers more science queries. Ages 7–11.

Wild Outside: Around the World with Survivorman by Les Stroud, illus. by Andrew Barr (Mar. 9, $22.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-77321-507-5). This TV personality offers stories and nature facts and advice. Ages 8–12.

Treaty Words: For as Long as the Rivers Flow by Aimée Craft, illus. by Luke Swinson (Mar. 9, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-77321-496-2). A grandfather shares his wisdom in this book about understanding an Indigenous perspective on treaties. Ages 10 and up.

Four Faces of the Moon by Amanda Strong (June 8, $23.95, ISBN 978-1-77321-454-2). Spotted Fawn travels through time and space to uncover her family’s story in this graphic-novel adaptation of Strong’s film of the same title. Ages 12 and up.

The Power of Style by Christian Allaire (Apr. 27, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77321-490-0) examines fashion’s connections to history, culture, and politics. Ages 12 and up.


Heroes Quartet by Kathy Kacer wraps up with Call Across the Sea (Apr. 13, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77321-478-8), ages 9–12.


Baby Blue by Judi Abbot (Feb. 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3390-8) encourages children to conquer their fears of the unknown and discover new things. Ages 3–6.

When a Dragon Comes to Stay by Caryl Hart, illus. by Rosalind Beardshaw (Mar. 16, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3448-6). A little dragon shows her friends the importance of good manners. Ages 3–6.

Blossom and Bud by Frank J. Sileo, illus. by Brittany Lakin (Apr. 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3516-2). A flower shop owner teaches insecure Blossom and Bud that their shapes and sizes are perfect for them. Ages 4–8.

Elephant’s Music by Monika Filipina (Apr. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3505-6). An elephant accidentally discovers his musical talent. Ages 4–8.

Home for a While by Lauren Kerstein, illus. by Natalia Moore (Feb. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3187-4). When Calvin moves in with a kind foster mother, he see things in himself that he’s never noticed before. Ages 4–8.

How Can I Wait When There’s a Treat on My Plate? by Dan Graham, illus. by Teresa Martinez (May 25, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3226-0). Twins are faced with a dilemma: have a marshmallow now or ice cream later? Ages 4–8.

Jacob’s School Play: Starring She, He, and They by Ian Hoffman and Sarah Hoffman, illus. by Chris Case (May 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3677-0). This tale about being true to yourself is an introduction to non-binary and gender-fluid identities. Ages 4–8.

My Story Friend by Kalli Dakos, illus. by Dream Chen (May 25, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3688-6). A child longing to share his sad story encounters someone willing to listen: a woman who tells stories herself. Ages 4–8.

The Not-So-Scary Dog by Alanna Propst, illus. by Michelle Simpson (Mar. 30, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3204-8). A boy who’s afraid of dogs learns to face his fear when he’s invited to a party where a dog is present. Ages 4–8.

Something Happened in Our Park: Standing Together After Gun Violence by Ann Hazzard et al., illus. by Keith Henry Brown (Apr. 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3521-6). When his cousin is injured in a shooting, Miles learns that the community can work together to reduce the likelihood of
violence. Ages 4–8.

Too Shy to Say Hi by Shannon Anderson, illus. by Hiroe Nakata (Mar. 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3158-4). A girl with social anxiety bravely tries to break out of her shell in order to make friends. Ages 4–8.

Big Brain Book: How It Works and All Its Quirks by Leanne Boucher Gill (June 1, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3045-7) explains psychological phenomena and neural mechanisms. Ages 6–8.

Lobe Your Brain: What Matters About Your Grey Matter by Leanne Boucher Gill (June 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3046-4) tours the lobes of the human brain to show all the things that it can do. Ages 6–8.

The Friendship Book by Wendy L. Moss (Feb. 16, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3229-1) rounds up activities and tips for being a good friend, resolving conflicts, and forging lasting friendships. Ages 8–12.

Psychology for Kids: The Science of the Mind and Behavior by Jacqueline B. Toner and Claire A.B. Freeland (June 1, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3210-9) examines the brain, personality, intelligence, emotions, and social relationships. Ages 8–12.

They Only See the Outside by Kalli Dakos, illus. by Jimothy Oliver (Mar. 23, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3519-3), compiles poems that explore emotions kids feel that can’t be seen on the outside. Ages 8–12.

Archie Blue Ribbon


Riverdale offers The Ties That Bind by Micol Ostow, illus. by Thomas Pitilli (Mar. 9, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64576-958-3), ages 12 and up.

Archie Comics


Sabrina the Teenage Witch adds Something Wicked by Kelly Thompson, illus. by Veronica and Andy Fish (Apr. 6, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64576-962-0), ages 12 and up.


Save Our Freedom by Bijan Moini (Feb. 23, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-64690-008-4) addresses conflicts between our personal and digital freedoms. Ages 10–14.

Erik the Red by Tilman Roehrig (Feb. 23, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-64690-003-9). This historical novel follows the life of this Viking. Ages 13–17.

Odin’s Child by Siri Pettersen (Mar. 23, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-64690-000-8). Translated from the Norwegian, this book launches a fantasy trilogy about the consequences of making a deal with the devil. Ages 13–17.


Celtic Fairy Tales: 20 Classic Stories Including the Black Cat, Lutey and the Mermaid, and the Fiddler in the Cave by Neil Philip, illus. by Isabelle Brent (Feb. 7, $16, ISBN 978-1-86147-875-7), retells folktales from Brittany, Cornwall, Ireland, the Isle of Man, Scotland, and Wales. Ages 7–17.

Arsenal Pulp

The Street Belongs to Us by Karleen Pendleton Jimenez (June 1, $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-55152-840-3). A tomboy and a troubled boy star in this novel reflecting Mexican American identity and history. Ages 8–12.

Travesía: A Migrant Girl’s Cross-Border Journey, as told to Michelle Gerster, illus. by Fiona Dunnett (Apr. 13, $17.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-55152-836-6), is a graphic memoir of a Mexican teen who is determined to find a better life in California. Ages 12 and up.

Green Glass Ghosts by Rae Spoon, illus. by Gem Hall (Apr. 27, $17.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-55152-838-0). The queer narrator of this novel set in 2000 moves to Vancouver, fleeing a traumatic childhood and hoping to find stability. Ages 14 and up.

Arte Público/Piñata

Maxy Survives the Hurricane/Maxy sobrevive el huracán by Ricia Anne Chansky and Yarelis Marcial Acevedo, illus. by Olga Barinova (May 31, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-55885-918-0). In this bilingual tale, a dog overcomes his fears after surviving a hurricane with his family. Ages 4–8.

Un tren llamado esperanza/A Train Called Hope by Mario Bencastro, illus. by Robert Casilla (May 31, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-55885-919-7). This bilingual tale contrasts a boy’s enjoyment of his toy train with his dangerous journey on a real train in search of a better future. Ages 6–9.

Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín: My Story of Cinco de Mayo/ Mi versión del Cinco de Mayo by Jose Angel Gutierrez (May 31, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-55885-917-3) is a bilingual biography of this Mexican general, who defeated the French in the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Ages 8–14.

Raulito: The First Latino Governor of Arizona/El primer gobernador Latino de Arizona by Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford (May 31, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-55885-916-6). This bilingual biography spotlights governor Raúl H. Castro, who also served as a U.S. ambassador. Ages 8–14.

Reservations Required by Estela Bernal (May 31, $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-55885-915-9). A Latina teen overcomes obstacles, including abusive parents, to achieve her goal of becoming a chef. Ages 11–16.

Astra/Boyds Mills

Astronaut Training by Aneta Cruz, illus. by Olivia Aserr (Mar. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-288-2). When Astrid’s first space mission goes awry, her father helps her continue her astronaut training. Ages 3–7.

Grow by Joann Early Macken, illus. by Stephanie Fizer Colman (Mar. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-308-7),
celebrates how young animals—and people—grow into unique individuals. Ages 3–7.

Little Scoot by Rebecca Kai Dotlich, illus. by Edson Ike (Apr. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-300-1). A persistent tugboat overcomes her fears of a turbulent storm to save a stranded barge. Ages 3–7.

Sometimes It’s Bright by Annie Ruygt (Apr. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68437-982-8). A girl shows how being our creative selves brings joy to us and to others. Ages 4–8.


The Secret Life introduces The Secret Life of the Sloth by Laurence Pringle, illus. by Kate Garchinsky (Apr. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-309-4), ages 6–9.

Astra/Calkins Creek

Grace Banker and Her Hello Girls Answer the Call: The Heroic Story of WWI Telephone Operators by Claudia Friddell, illus. by Elizabeth Baddeley (Feb. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68437-350-5), reveals how Banker and other New York City telephone operators became Signal Corps operators on the battlefields of France. Ages 7–10.

The Leaf Detective: How Margaret Lowman Uncovered Secrets in the Rainforest by Heather Lang, illus. by Jana Christy (Feb. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68437-177-8), chronicles this scientist’s work to preserve rainforest treetops. Ages 7–10.

View from Pagoda Hill by Michaela MacColl (Apr. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62979-782-3). In the late 19th century, a Chinese American girl must leave her Shanghai home to live in the U.S. with a father she barely knows. Ages 9–12.


Bakers Mountain Stories presents Equal by Joyce Moyer Hostetter (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68437-813-5), ages 9–12.

Avery Hill

Alone in Space: A Collection by Tillie Walden (June 16, $32.95, ISBN 978-1-910395-58-5) compiles short comics and sketches. Ages 13–18.

B Small


How It Works investigates How Do Bridges Work? by Roman Belyaev, trans. by Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp (Apr. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-911509-89-9), ages 6–12.

Beaming Books

Little Ewe: The Story of One Lost Sheep by Laura Sassi, illus. by Tommy Doyle (Feb. 23, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-6470-1), is a counting book inspired by the Parable of the Lost Sheep. Ages 3–5.

Monsters Like Us by Amy Huntington (Apr. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-6059-8) shows that though monsters may act scary, they aren’t so
different from us. Ages 4–7.

A Girl’s Bill of Rights by Amy B. Mucha, illus. by Addy Rivera Sonda (Feb. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-6452-7), celebrates the joy and power of being a girl. Ages 4–8.

Once Upon Another Time by Matt Forrest Esenwine and Charles Ghigna, illus. by Andrés F. Landazábal (Mar. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-6054-3), explores the world before humans and urges readers to protect the wonders of our planet. Ages 4–8.

Bella’s Recipe for Success by Ana Siqueira, illus. by Geraldine Rodriguez (July 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-6810-5). In this tale set in an intergenerational Latinx home, a girl finds the value of learning a new skill. Ages 5–8.

Finding Beauty by Talitha Shipman (Feb. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-6379-7) encourages girls to see beauty in nature, math, art, and acts of kindness. Ages 5–8.

When Things Are Hard, Remember by Joanna Rowland, illus. by Marcela Calderon (Mar. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-6380-3), explores what it means to have hope. Ages 5–8.

Mightier Than the Sword: Rebels, Reformers, and Revolutionaries Who Changed the World Through Writing by Rochelle Melander, illus. by Melina Ontiveros (July 27, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-6640-8), introduces individuals whose writing transformed history. Ages 8–12.


Lift-the-Flap Bible Stories welcomes Lift-the-Flap Easter Stories for Young Children by Andrew J. DeYoung and Naomi Joy Krueger, illus. by Megan Higgins (Feb. 23, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5064-6991-1), ages 3–5. And Woodland Friends adds Bear’s Bicycle by Laura Renauld, illus. by Jennie Poh (Apr. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-6569-2), ages 4–7.

Becker & Mayer

Farty Pants: The Sound Book of Stink by Eric Geron (Mar. 16, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7603-6911-1). This look at the science of farting includes sound buttons. Ages 6–12.

Behrman/Apples & Honey

Jonah’s Tale of a Whale by Barry L. Schwartz, illus by James Rey Sanchez (Apr. 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-68115-562-3). In this retelling of the biblical story, Jonah must think of others as well as himself. Ages 3–8.


Bury the Lead by Mischa Thrace (June 10, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-64397-219-0). Two teens solve the mystery of disappearing students and the urban legend plaguing their school. Ages 13–18.


The Dinswood Chronicles issues The Phantom of the East Tower by Ellen Alexander (Apr. 8, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-64397-195-7), ages 11–15.

Black Spot


Chronicles of Fritillary presents How to Break an Evil Curse by Laura Morrison (July 6, $18.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-7335994-8-1), ages 14–18.


What If Wilhelmina by Joseph Belisle (Mar. 2, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-949467-41-3). Readers can spot famous artworks in this story about a girl and her missing cat. Ages 4–8.


Roar: A Book of Animal Sounds by Katerina Kerouli (June 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0641-2). This lift-the-flap, hide-and-seek book takes a noisy journey through the jungle. Ages up to 5.

The Furfins and the Mermaid Wedding by Alison Ritchie, illus. by Aless Baylis (Apr. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0597-2). What happens when the wedding cake that a mermaid kitten bakes disappears? Ages 3–5.

All We Need by Kathy Wolff, illus. by Margaux Meganck (May 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-874-7), celebrates the elements of a full life, from essentials like air and water to family and friends. Ages 3–6.

Dozens of Dachshunds: A Counting, Woofing, Wagging Book by Stephanie Calmenson, illus. by Zoe Persico (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0222-3). Dogs don costumes for the Dachshund Day parade. Ages 3–6.

The Perfect Plan by Leah Gilbert (June 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0526-2). In this tale of creativity and perseverance, a girl teams up with forest animals to build a tree fort. Ages 3–6.

Send a Girl! The True Story of How Women Joined the FDNY by Jessica M. Rinker, illus. by Meg Hunt (Mar. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0174-5), profiles Brenda Berkman, one of New York City’s first female firefighters. Ages 4–8.

Wolfboy by Andy Harkness (Feb. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0442-5). A very hungry kid turns into a snarling, growling Wolfboy. Ages 4–8.

A Most Clever Girl: How Jane Austen Discovered Her Voice by Jasmine A. Stirling, illus. by Vesper Stamper (Mar. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0110-3), follows this novelist’s childhood and career beginnings. Ages 5–9.

Birds: Explore Their Extraordinary World by Miranda Krestovnikoff, illus. by Angela Harding (Apr. 6, $23.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0529-3), compiles facts about birds from various regions of the world. Ages 6–9.

The Firebird Song by Arnée Flores (May 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0512-5). Based on folklore, this is a story of danger, magic, and finding hope in the darkest of places. Ages 8–11.

The Other Side of Luck by Ginger Johnson (July 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-655-8) introduces a boy and a girl on quests to find a rare flower to improve their difficult circumstances. Ages 8–11.

These Unlucky Stars by Gillian McDunn (Mar. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0538-5). Annie has always felt like an outsider, until an unexpected friendship with an eccentric elderly woman changes her life. Ages 8–11.

The Best Worst Summer by Elizabeth Eulberg (May 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0150-9). An unearthed time capsule connects two girls, one living in the present day, the other in 1989. Ages 8–12.

The Book of Not Entirely Useful Advice by A.F. Harrold, illus. by Mini Grey (Mar. 23, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0677-1), collects poems and rhymes. Ages 8–12.

Reckless, Glorious, Girl by Ellen Hagan (Feb. 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0460-9). Set in the South, this novel-in-verse tells an inter-generational story about the struggles and triumphs of growing up. Ages 9–12.

Boy from Buchen-wald by Robbie Waisman and Susan McClelland (May 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0600-9). A Holocaust survivor tells the true story of the rehabilitation center that enabled him and other boys to learn how to live again. Ages 10 and up.

Can’t Take That Away by Steven Salvatore (Mar. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0530-9). A genderqueer teen speaks out for equality when they are discriminated against by the high school administration. Ages 12 and up.

The Hollow Inside by Brooke Lauren Davis (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0611-5). A girl is caught in a web of betrayal and revenge in this small-town saga exploring choices and consequences. Ages 12 and up.

Every Body Shines: Sixteen Stories about Living Fabulously Fat, edited by Cassandra Newbould (May 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0607-8). This intersectional feminist anthology celebrates body diversity and acceptance. Ages 13–17.

Love Is a Revolution by Renée Watson (Feb. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0060-1). In this coming-of-age story, a girl discovers and falls in love with her true self. Ages 13–17.

As Far as You’ll Take Me by Phil Stamper (Feb. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0017-5). After a closeted, shy teen arrives in London to start a new life, he battles homesickness and anxiety. Ages 13 and up.

Don’t Hate the Player by Alexis Nedd (June 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0502-6). Emilia is a field hockey star who is secretly a member of a competitive e-sports team. Ages 13 and up.

This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron (July 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0390-9). This spin on The Secret Garden explores deadly plants, systemic oppression, and the occult. Ages 13 and up.

When We Were Strangers by Alex Richards (July 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0364-0). A teen learns that her late father’s mistress is pregnant in this story about betrayal, family secrets, and power dynamics. Ages 13 and up.

Violet Ghosts by Leah Thomas (June 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0463-0). A teen helps female ghosts still haunted by their killers in the afterlife. Ages 14 and up.


Big Bright Feelings continues with Meesha Makes Friends by Tom Percival (Feb. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0519-4), ages 3–6. Ryan Hart Novels adds Ways to Grow Love by Renée Watson, illus. by Nina Mata (Apr. 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0058-8), ages 7–10. And Sara Holland’s Havenfall presents Phoenix Flame (Mar. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0382-4), ages 14 and up.

Blue Dot

Welcome Home, Whales by Christina Booth (Apr. 6, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-7331212-8-6). A boy befriends a whale in a restored bay in this story featuring facts about conservation. Ages 5–10.

Our World Out of Balance: Understanding Climate Change and What We Can Do by Andrea Minoglio, illus. by Laura Fanelli (Apr. 13, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-7350005-3-4), explains climate change and how we can have a positive impact. Ages 8–12.


New Words of the World Multilingual Board Books by Motomitsu Maehara are Birds (May 4, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-7350005-6-5) and Ocean Animals (May 4, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-7350005-5-8), ages 1–5.

Boys Town

Practicing Patience: How to Wait Patiently When Your Body Doesn’t Want To by Jennifer Law, illus. by Brian Martin (Feb. 23, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-944882-70-9). A restless boy’s shoes give him tips for being patient. Ages 4–7.

The Good, the Bad, and the Backstory by Melissa Minery (Mar. 9, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-944882-71-6). Five middle-school kids discover they each have a backstory influencing their actions. Ages 9–14.


Freddie the Fly stars in Freddie and Friends: Bugging Out: A Story About Learning to Keep Small Problems Small by Kimberly Delude, illus. by Brian Martin (Feb. 9, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-944882-69-3), ages 4–7. And Executive FUNction adds How Do I Remember All That? A Story to Improve Working Memory by Bryan Smith, illus. by Lisa Griffin (Mar. 23, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-944882-72-3), ages 5–11.


Factopia! Follow the Trail of 400 Facts... by Kate Hale, illus. by Andy Smith (May 4, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-912920-71-6), offers interconnected facts on such topics as space, bones, dinosaurs, sharks, and robots. Ages 8–12.

Listified! 400 Lists That Illuminate Our World by Andrew Pettie, illus. by Andrés Lozano (June 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-912920-75-4), compiles lists that cover a range of subjects, including the human body, Earth, and outer space. Ages 8–12.

Brown Books

The Power of Piggie Bear by Mara James, illus. by Matthew Mew (Mar. 2, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-61254-502-8), explains how to identify and manage feelings. Ages 3–5.

Let’s Go Fly with Pop-Pop Airplane by Dan Pegram, illus. by Mike Richardson (Mar. 9, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-61254-454-0), reveals what to expect on one’s first plane ride. Ages 3–6.

Molly Earns Her Pie by Misty Wall, illus. by Robin Boyer (Feb. 23, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-61254-489-2). A girl earns money to buy ingredients to bake a pie. Ages 4–6.

The Toot Fairy by Mark Huffman, illus. by Dawn Davidson (Feb. 9, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-61254-486-1). What happens when a fairy accidentally says “toot” instead of “tooth” when she announces what kind of fairy she wants to be? Ages 4–7.

Floppy Lop-Ears and the Spectrum by Rochelle Flynn, illus. by Joshua Allen (Mar. 16, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-61254-492-2). A bunny who has autism spectrum disorder realizes that he likes having a brain that works differently. Ages 7–9.

Bucket Fillers


Bucketfilling Books welcomes Best Bucket Filler Ever! God’s Plan for Your Happiness by Carol McCloud, illus. by Glenn Zimmer (Feb. 1, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-945369-19-3), ages 4–9.



Caillou’s Essentials releases Caillou Asks Nicely by Danielle Patenaude, illus. by Pierre Brignaud (May 4, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-2-89718-608-1); and Caillou Learns About Screen Time by Christine L’Heureux, illus. by Kary (May 4, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-2-89718-587-9), ages 2–4.


Gold Spun by Brandie June (May 11, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7443-0166-3). This “Rumplestiltskin” retelling stars a young con artist and a prince. Ages 14–18.

The Lady or the Lion by Aamna Qureshi (June 22, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7443-0344-5) retells Frank R. Stockton’s short story “The Lady or the Tiger?” Ages 14–18.

Paradoxal by Bryan Prosek (July 20, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7443-0362-9). A teen lights a spark that ignites a revolution and changes a world. Ages 14–18.


House of Thorns introduces Shadows Over London by Christian Klaver (May 25, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7443-0376-6), ages 14–18.


Applesauce Is Fun to Wear by Nancy Raines Day, illus. by Jane Massey (Apr. 6, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-951836-05-4). Babies make a mess at mealtime. Ages 3–5.

Love Tails by Rob Sayegh Jr. (Mar. 9, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-951836-08-5). Loving dogs show off their tails. Ages 3–5.

And I Paint It: Henriette Wyeth’s World by Beth Kephart, illus. by Amy June Bates (Apr. 20, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-951836-04-7). Henriette’s father, artist N.C. Wyeth, encourages her to paint what she sees. Ages 5–7.

Beautiful Day! Petite Poems for All Seasons by Rodoula Pappa, illus. by Seng Soun Ratanavanh (Mar. 2, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-951836-14-6). A child observes the world during each season. Ages 5–7.

Little Sap: The Magical Story of a Forest Family by Jan Hughes, illus. by Ruth Hengeveld (Mar. 23, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-951836-06-1). Family and friends guide a little tree who can’t wait to grow tall and strong. Ages 5–7.

The Poet of Piney Woods by Bob Raczka, illus. by Kristen and Kevin Howdeshell (Apr. 13, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-951836-09-2). A misunderstood wolf writes poems about his forest home and pals. Ages 5–7.


Monster Clothes (July 6, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-1528-1) and Monster Food (July 6, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-1774-2) reveal what monsters wear; and eat. Ages up to 3.

1 2 3 Cats: A Cat Counting Book (May 4, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-0995-2) and ABC Cats: An Alpha-Cat Book (May 4, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-0994-5). Felines introduce numbers; and the alphabet. Ages 2–5.

Bears at the Beach by Shirley Parenteau, illus. by David Walker (May 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0838-2). Bears pitch in to build a sandcastle. Ages 2–5.

Goodnight Everyone by Chris Haughton (July 6, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-1795-7). As a forest settles into slumber, one bear tries to stay awake. Ages 2–5.

I Like Trains by Daisy Hirst (Mar. 9, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1276-1) celebrates a puppy’s love of trains. Ages 2–5.

Oscar’s Tower of Flowers by Lauren Tobia (May 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1777-3). In this wordess tale, a boy and his Nana share flowers from their garden. Ages 2–5.

Road Trip! A Whiskers Hollow Adventure by Steve Light (Feb. 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0947-1). Bear and pals embark on a road trip to shop at Elephant’s Old Junk Tree. Ages 2–5.

Atticus Caticus by Sarah Maizes, illus. by Kara Kramer (May 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0840-5). A boy follows his feisty cat throughout the day. Ages 3–7.

Baby Moses in a Basket by Caryn Yacowitz, illus. by Julie Downing (Mar. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0609-8), tells of Moses’s escape via the Nile River. Ages 3–7.

The Best Place in the World by Petr Horacek (Feb. 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1285-3). Leaving his beloved meadow behind, Hare discovers what makes it such a special place. Ages 3–7.

Dakota Crumb: Tiny Treasure Hunter by Jamie Michalak, illus. by Kelly Murphy (July 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0394-3). A mouse who loves to collect things has a nocturnal adventure in a museum. Ages 3–7.

Honey for You, Honey for Me: A First Book of Nursery Rhymes by Michael Rosen, illus. by Chris Riddell (Mar. 9, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1273-0). Two former U.K. Children’s Laureates offer a collection of nursery rhymes. Ages 3–7.

How to Apologize by David Larochelle, illus. by Mike Wohnoutka (May 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0944-0). When, why, and how do you say you’re sorry? Ages 3–7.

Hugo by Atinuke, illus. by Birgitta Sif (June 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1275-4). A caring Parisian pigeon tries to coax a reclusive neighbor outdoors. Ages 3–7.

I Am a Bird by Hope Lim, illus. by Hyewon Yum (Feb. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0891-7). On bike rides with her father, a bird-loving girl passes a woman who frightens her—until she discovers what they have in common. Ages 3–7.

Let’s Play! A Book About Making Friends by Amanda McCardie, illus. by Colleen Larmour (May 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1765-0). Being kind is contagious as a girl navigates making friends in her new school. Ages 3–7.

The Midnight Fair by Gideon Sterer, illus. by Mariachiara Di Giorgio (Feb. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1115-3). In this wordless tale, when darkness falls on the fairgrounds, animals venture out of the woods for a magical adventure. Ages 3–7.

Mindi and the Goose No One Else Could See by Sam McBratney, illus. by Linda Ólafsdóttir (Mar. 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1281-5). A farmer comes to the aid of an anxious girl who is frightened by an imaginary goose. Ages 3–7.

The More the Merrier by David Martin, illus. by Raissa Figueroa (June 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0918-1). Bear, Moose, and a medley of forest animals join in an impromptu dance. Ages 3–7.

My Red Hat by Rachel Stubbs (Feb. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1271-6). In this tale about family and memory, a man gives a special hat to his grandson. Ages 3–7.

Noah’s Seal by Layn Marlow (June 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1851-0). A boy experiences the joys of playing and dreaming by the sea. Ages 3–7.

On the Farm by David Elliott, illus. by Holly Meade (Apr. 20, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-1815-2). Verse and art evoke life on a family farm. Ages 3–7.

One-osaurus, Two-osaurus by Kim Norman, illus. by Pierre Collet-Derby (Mar. 23, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0179-6), is a counting book starring dinosaurs. Ages 3–7.

Phoebe Dupree Is Coming to Tea! by Linda Ashman, illus. by Alea Marley (June 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0483-4). When Abby sets out to host the perfect tea party for her friend, things don’t go quite as she’d hoped. Ages 3–7.

The House of Grass and Sky by Mary Lyn Ray, illus. by E.B. Goodale (Apr. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0097-3). A lonely house finally becomes a home in this story about the passage of time, the solace of memory, and renewal. Ages 4–8.

How to Make a Bird by Meg McKinlay, illus. by Matt Ottley (Apr. 20, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1526-7). In this tale showing how small things can transform into works of magic, a child builds a bird and fills it with hope. Ages 4–8.

It Could Be Worse by Einat Tsarfati (July 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1791-9). For two shipwrecked sailors—a pessmist and an optimist—a bad day gets turned around. Ages 4–8.

No Buddy Like a Book by Allan Wolf, illus. by Brianne Farley (Feb. 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0307-3), offers an ode to the wonders of language. Ages 4–8.

Poojo’s Got Wheels by Charrow (Mar. 16, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1036-1). A determined dog can’t be stopped, even when his wheelchair gets a flat tire. Ages 4–8.

The Rock from the Sky by Jon Klassen (Apr. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1562-5; Canadian edition ISBN 978-1-5362-1563-2). In this tale of friendship and fate, Armadillo feels uneasy about sharing Turtle’s favorite spot. Ages 4–8.

Sweet Pea Summer by Hazel Mitchell (Apr. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1034-7). When her mother is hospitalized, a girl hangs on to hope while gardening with her grandparents. Ages 4–8.

Twitchy Witchy Itch by Priscilla Tey (July 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8981-0). A witch who nervously tidies up for company realizes it’s being with friends that matters. Ages 4–8.

Tyrone O’Saurus Dreams by James Howe, illus. by Randy Cecil (Mar. 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1087-3). In this follow-up to Brontorina, a dinosaur finds unexpected support for his dream of becoming a dancer. Ages 4–8.

William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Shakespeare’s Globe, illus. by Jane Ray (Apr. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1773-5), retells the Bard’s mischievous take on love run amok in fairyland. Ages 4–8.

Zonia’s Rain Forest by Juana Martinez-Neal (Mar. 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0845-0) illuminates a girl’s adventures in the Peruvian rain forest. Ages 4–8.

Love by Robert Sabuda (Mar. 30, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1037-8) is a pop-up book depicting various guises of love. Ages 5–8.

Ride the Wind by Nicola Davies, illus. by Salvatore Rubbino (July 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1284-6). A father, a son, and an albatross star in this tale of loss, loneliness, and the power of empathy. Ages 5–8.

Zee Grows a Tree by Elizabeth Rusch, illus. by Will Hillenbrand (Mar. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9754-9). A girl cares for a fir that was planted on her family’s Christmas tree farm on the day she was born. Ages 5–8.

My Day with the Panye by Tami Charles, illus. by Sara Palacios (Mar. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9749-5). In this tale of family legacy and cultural
tradition, a Haitian girl is eager to learn how to carry a basket to market. Ages 5–9.

Bug Blonsky and His Swamp Scout Survival Guide by E.S. Redmond (Apr. 13, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0676-0). The star of Bug Blonsky and His Very Long List of Don’ts writes his own guide to making mischief at camp in this companion novel. Ages 6–9.

Out of the Blue by Elizabeth Shreeve, illus. by Frann Preston-Gannon (May 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1410-9). This look at evolution visits the prehistoric past to reveal how life on Earth emerged “out of the blue.” Ages 6–9.

Too Small Tola by Atinuke, illus. by Onyinye Iwu (Mar. 2, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1127-6), collects three tales featuring a plucky girl in the multicultural city of Lagos, Nigeria. Ages 7–9.

Africa, Amazing Africa: Country by Country by Atinuke, illus. by Mouni Feddag (June 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0537-4), introduces the people, flora, and fauna of Africa’s 55 countries. Ages 7–10.

Annie Lumsden, the Girl from the Sea by David Almond, illus. by Beatrice Alemagna (May 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1674-5). A solitary girl who feels a kinship to the sea makes a discovery in this tale of identity and belonging. Ages 7–10.

Bruno the Beekeeper: A Honey Primer by Aneta Frantiska Holasová (Mar. 23, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1461-1). This story of a beekeeping bear explains the life cycle and ecology of bees. Ages 7–10.

Twenty-One Steps: Guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by Jeff Gottesfeld, illus. by Matt Tavares (Mar. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0148-2), offers a history of and tribute to Arlington National Cemetery tomb guards. Ages 7–10.

Orangutan Hats and Other Tools Animals Use by Richard Haynes, illus. by Stephanie Laberis (Apr. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0093-5), explores the use of tools by animals around the world. Ages 8–12.

Sunshine by Marion Dane Bauer (May 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1411-6). Ben and his imaginary dog visit the boy’s mother, who left him years before, in this novel about self-discovery and forgiveness. Ages 8–12.

Merci Suárez Can’t Dance by Meg Medina (Apr. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9050-2). In the sequel to Medina’s Newbery Medal-winning novel, Merci Suárez Changes Gears, the heroine takes on seventh grade. Ages 9–12.

The Threads of Magic by Alison Croggon (Apr. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0719-4). After he steals the cursed Stone Heart, a pickpocket is propelled into a fantastical adventure. Ages 9–12.

Welcome Back, Maple Mehta-Cohen by Kate McGovern (May 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1558-8). Repeating fifth grade, Maple navigates the loss of old friendships, the possibility of new ones, and confronting her reading challenges. Ages 9–12.

Wonder Women of Science: How 12 Geniuses Are Rocking Science, Technology, and the World by Tiera Fletcher and Ginger Rue, illus. by Sally Wern Comport (Mar. 23, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0734-7), profiles contemporary women on the cutting edge of scientific research. Ages 9–12.

Amber and Clay by Laura Amy Schlitz, illus. by Julia Iredale (Mar. 9, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0122-2). In ancient Greece, spiritual twins work together to save one another from unhappy fates. Ages 10–14.

You Can’t Say That: Thirteen Authors of Banned Books Talk About Freedom, Censorship, and the Power of Words, edited by Leonard S. Marcus (July 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9036-6), compiles interviews with authors whose work has been banned or challenged, including Meg Medina, Katherine Paterson, and Dav Pilkey.
Ages 10 and up.

The Waiting Place by Dina Nayeri, illus. by Anna Bosch Miralpeix (Apr. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1362-1), chronicles the lives of 10 young residents of the Katsikas refugee camp in Greece. Ages 12 and up.

Baby and Solo by Lisabeth Posthuma (May 11, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1303-4). Working at a 1990s video store, Joel faces a decision: to preserve his new blank-slate persona or come clean—and risk losing his first real friend. Ages 14 and up.

The Great Godden by Meg Rosoff (Apr. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1585-4). A family’s summer vacation is upended by two brothers whose arrival brings devastating consequences. Ages 14 and up.

Zoe Rosenthal Is Not Lawful Good by Nancy Werlin (Apr. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1473-4). An overachieving teen’s life changes after a chance meeting with other fans of her favorite show. Ages 14 and up.


Lucy Cousins’s Maisy stars in Maisy’s Moon Mission: Push, Slide, and Play! (Feb. 16, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-1508-3), ages up to 3; Maisy’s Surprise Birthday Party (July 20, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1663-9), ages 2–5; and Maisy at the Farm (May 18, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1682-0), ages 3–7. Joining Leslie Patricelli Board Books are Daddy (Mar. 2, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-0382-0) and Mommy (Mar. 2, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-0381-3) by Patricelli, ages up to 3. Peep and Ducky are back in Peep and Ducky Sleepover by David Martin, illus. by David Walker (Feb. 16, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0454-4), ages up to 3. And Peppa Pig returns in Peppa Pig and the Earth Day Adventure (Mar. 9, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1898-5), ages 2–5.

Gigantosaurus picks up Five-Minute Stories (Mar. 9, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1800-8) and The Scary Cave (July 13, $11.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-1922-7) by Cyber Group Studios, ages 3–7. Ratty Tattletale by Kara LaReau, illus. by Matt Myers (Mar. 2, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0746-0), joins The Infamous Ratsos, ages 5–8. Tales from Deckawoo Drive greets Franklin Endicott and the Third Key by Kate DiCamillo, illus. by Chris Van Dusen (June 8, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0181-9), ages 6–9. Julius Zebra returns in Grapple with the Greeks! by Gary Northfield (June 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1514-4), ages 7–10. And McTavish Stories adds McTavish Takes the Cake by Meg Rosoff, illus. by Grace Easton (June 8, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1375-1), ages 7–10.

Smashie McPerter Investigates issues Smashie McPerter and the Mystery of the Shocking Rocket Robbery by N. Griffin, illus. by Kate Hindley (June 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9470-8), ages 7–10. The ZomBert Chronicles continues with Return of ZomBert by Kara LaReau, illus. by Ryan Andrews (July 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0107-9), ages 8–12. The Promise Witch concludes the Wild Magic Trilogy by Celine Kiernan, illus. by Jessica Courtney-Tickle (June 15, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0152-9), ages 9–12. And Family Library acquires It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, Gender, and Sexual Health by Robie H. Harris, illus. by Michael Emberley (Apr. 20, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0720-0), ages 10 and up.

Titles in Spanish

Ventanas (Windows) by Julia Denos, trans. by Georgina Lázaro, illus. by E.B. Goodale (Feb. 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1597-7), ages 3–7; and La selva de Zonia (Zonia’s Rain Forest) by Juana Martinez-Neal (Mar. 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1336-2), ages 4–8.

Series in Spanish

Leslie Patricelli Board Books welcomes Mami (Mommy) (Mar. 2, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-1811-4) and Papi (Daddy) (Mar. 2, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-1812-1) by Patricelli, trans. by Georgina Lázaro, ages up to 3.

Candlewick Entertainment

Sophie’s Seashell Scramble by Educational Insights, illus. by Lucia Gaggiotti (May 11, $11.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-1848-0). In this lift-the-flap tale based on the board game, an otter finds seashells with matching patterns. Ages up to 3.


Gigantosaurus adds Where’s Giganto? by Cyber Group Studios (Mar. 9, $11.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-1339-3), ages 3–7.

Candlewick Studio

Masters of Disguise: Camouflaging Creatures & Magnificent Mimics by Marc Martin (Apr. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1405-5). This seek-and-find book spotlights 12 of Earth’s most elusive creatures. Ages 4–8.

A World of Plants by Martin Jenkins, illus. by James Brown (Mar. 23, $25, ISBN 978-1-5362-1532-8), is a visual guide to botanical history, biodiversity, and the inner lives of plants. Ages 7–10.

Drawn Across Borders: True Stories of Human Migration by George Butler (Mar. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1775-9) presents the shared stories of 12 migrants and refugees in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Ages 10 and up.

Candlewick/Big Picture

Reptiles Everywhere by Camilla de La Bedoyere, illus. by Britta Teckentrup (Apr. 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1707-0), focuses on reptiles found in various habitats. Ages 6–9.

Molly and the Mathematical Mysteries: Ten Interactive Adventures in Mathematical Wonderland by Eugenia Cheng, illus. by Aleksandra Artymowska (Mar. 30, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1710-0). In this book with flaps, a girl uses her imagination and math to solve mysteries. Ages 7–10.


Creature Features issues Ocean, illus. by Natasha Durley (Mar. 23, $17.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-1708-7), ages 3–7. And Welcome to the Museum picks up Fungarium by Ester Gaya, illus. by Katie Scott (Apr. 6, $35, ISBN 978-1-5362-1709-4), ages 8–12.

Candlewick/Nosy Crow

Look What I Found in the Woods by Moira Butterfield, illus. by Jesus Verona (Apr. 20, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1723-0). A walk outdoors uncovers plants and creatures of the forest. Ages 5–8.

What Are Little Girls Made Of? by Jeanne Willis, illus. by Isabelle Follath (Mar. 16, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1733-9), offers a feminist remix of classic nursery rhymes. Ages 7–10.

Owl Has a Halloween Party: A Tiny Tab Book by Nosy Crow, illus. by Jannie Ho (July 13, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-1734-6), reveals who is coming to Owl’s party—and their costumes. Ages up to 3.


Bizzy Bear takes to the pitch in Soccer Player, illus. by Benji Davies (Mar. 9, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-1731-5), ages up to 3. New Peekaboo You titles by Camilla Reid, illus. by Ingela P. Arrhenius, are Bear (Mar. 9, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-1720-9) and Sun (Mar. 9, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-1721-6), ages up to 3. Joining Where’s the... are Where’s the Puffin? (June 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-1730-8) and Where’s the Queen? (June 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-1729-2), illus. by Ingela P. Arrhenius, ages up to 3. And Pip and Posy are back in The Friendly Snail by Camilla Reid, illus. by Axel Scheffler (July 20, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1732-2), ages 2–5.

Candlewick/Picture Window


Kids’ Sports Stories scores Baseball Battle (Feb. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-5158-8352-4) and Flag Football Friends (Feb. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-5158-8355-5). by Elliott Smith, illus. by Alex Patrick; and Keep Dancing by Cristina Oxtra, illus. by Seb Burnett (Feb. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-5158-8353-1), ages 4–8; and Field Day Rules! by Cari Meister, illus. by Burnett (Feb. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-5158-8354-8), ages 5–7. And Katie Woo’s Neighborhood adds Katie’s Friends and Neighbors by Fran Manushkin, illus. by Laura Zarrin (Feb. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-5158-8393-7), ages 5–7.

New Scooby-Doo! Mini Mysteries by John Sazaklis, illus. by Dario Brizuela, are Big Top Bandit (Feb. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-5158-8312-8), Funland Frights (Feb. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-5158-8313-5), Ski Trip Terror (Feb. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-5158-8315-9), and Spooky Space Ghost (Feb. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-5158-8314-2), ages 5–7. And Yasmin is back in Give It a Try, Yasmin! by Saadia Faruqi, illus. by Hatem Aly (Feb. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-5158-8394-4), ages 5–7.


Raj and the Best Vacation Ever! by Sebastien Braun (Mar. 30, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1705-6). In this sequel to Raj and the Best Day Ever!, the tiger and his father encounter the unexpected on a camping trip. Ages 3–7.

Candlewick/Walker Books US

My First Book of Paris by Ingela P. Arrhenius (Apr. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1518-2) explores landmarks and other sites in the City of Lights. Ages 3–7.

Leonard: My Life as a Cat by Carlie Sorosiak (Apr. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0770-5). An immortal who comes to Earth to learn about humans is transformed into a cat. Ages 8–12.

Sylvie by Sylvie Kantorovitz (Feb. 9, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0762-0). In this graphic memoir, a young artist finds her own path. Ages 9–12.

Oddity by Eli Brown, illus. by Karin Rytter (Mar. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0851-1). In an alternate 19th
century when the U.S. is at war with France, Clover seeks to protect the magical Oddity left behind by her murdered father. Ages 10–14.

The Secret Starling by Judith Eagle, illus. by Jo Rioux (June 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1365-2). A tattered ballet slipper found under the floorboards may be the key to Clara’s sinister family secrets. Ages 10–14.

All Our Hidden Gifts by Caroline O’Donoghue (Mar. 30, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1394-2). In this novel set in an Irish town, after Maeve pulls a terrifying tarot card for her ex-best friend, the girl vanishes without a trace. Ages 14 and up.


Jasmine Green Rescues adds A Goat Called Willow (Mar. 9, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1029-3) and A Lamb Called Lucky (Mar. 9, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1028-6) by Helen Peters, illus. by Ellie Snowdon, ages 7–9. And Kit the Wizard stars in The Dragon in the Library by Louie Stowell, illus. by Davide Ortu (Mar. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1493-2), ages 7–9.

Capstone Editions

Hello, Mandarin Duck! by Bao Phi, illus. by Dion MBD (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68446-256-8). While waiting for the May Day parade to begin, twins Hue and Hoa spot a duck that needs help getting to the pond. Ages 4–7.

Gifts of the Magpie by Sam Hundley (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68446-214-8). A big-hearted bird is tripped up by homonyms and gets everything wrong. Ages 5–7.

Trouble with a Tiny T by Merriam Sarcia Saunders, illus. by Frances Castle (Mar. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68446-281-0). After he finds a magic bag, a boy whose ADHD seems to make him do impulsive things conjures up creatures. Ages 8–11.

The Greatest Superpower by Alex Sanchez, illus. by Brann Garvey (Feb. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68446-278-0). After his parents announce they’re divorcing and his father comes out as transgender, Jorge faces a difficult decision. Ages 8–12.

People of Pride: 25 Great LGBTQ Americans by Chase Clemesha (Feb. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68446-216-2), spotlights the diversity, accomplishments, and pride within the LGBTQ community. Ages 8–12.

Capstone/Stone Arch


Mr. Kazarian, Alien Librarian
reappears in Asteroid Excursion by Steve Foxe, illus. by Gary Boller (Feb. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-5158-7325-9), ages 8–10. And Jake Maddox Graphic Novels introduces Soccer Hotshots by Maddox, illus. by Eduardo Garcia (Mar. 1, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5158-8392-0), ages 8–13.

Cardinal Rule

Kindness Is a Kite String: The Uplifting Power of Empathy by Michelle Schaub, illus. by Claire LaForte (Apr. 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-7330359-8-9). A child’s kind act triggers a domino effect that brings a diverse community together. Ages 4–10.

Cassava Republic

Henrietta Lacks: The Mother of Modern Medicine by Dawne Allette (June 15, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-911115-92-2) profiles Lacks, whose cells were surreptitiously taken from her during surgery, precipitating the discovery of the first “immortal cell line.” Ages 9–13.


Leo Loves Daddy (Mar. 16, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-62354-241-2) and Leo Loves Mommy (Mar. 16, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-62354-242-9) by Anna McQuinn, illus. by Ruth Hearson. In these spinoffs of the Lola Reads series, Leo enjoys fun activities with his father; and his mother. Ages up to 3.

Shhh! The Baby’s Asleep by JaNay Brown-Wood, illus. by Elissambura (June 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-522-4). Can a boisterous family stay quiet while the new baby sleeps? Ages 2–5.

The Froggies Do Not Want to Sleep by Adam Gustavson (June 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-524-8). Young frogs have burping contests, play the accordion, and perform underwater ballet to delay bedtime. Ages 3–7.

Branches of Hope: A Story About the 9/11 Survivor Tree by Ann Magee, illus. by Nicole Wong (May 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-132-3), reveals how a tree that poked through the rubble at Ground Zero was rescued and replanted at the 9/11 Memorial site. Ages 4–7.

13 Ways to Eat a Fly by Sue Heavenrich, illus. by David Clark (Feb. 16, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-890-4), is a reverse counting book featuring predators and prey. Ages 4–8.

Flip! How the Frisbee Took Flight by Margaret Muirhead, illus. by Adam Gustavson (Apr. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-880-5), traces the origins of the Frisbee. Ages 4–8.

Plants on the Move by Émilie Vast (May 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-148-4) follows 14 plants on their journeys to grow and reproduce. Ages 5–8.

We Laugh Alike/Juntos nos reímos: A Story That’s Part Spanish, Part English, and a Whole Lot of Fun by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand, illus. by Alyssa Bermudez (Apr. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-096-8). Three English-speaking and three Spanish-speaking children find a way to communicate and play. Ages 5–8.

Summertime Sleepers: Animals That Estivate by Melissa Stewart, illus. by Sarah Brannen (Apr. 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-716-7), explains why 12 animals become dormant during hot or dry stretches of time. Ages 6–9.

Mimic Makers: Biomimicry Inventors Inspired by Nature by Kristen Nordstrom, illus. by Paul Boston (July 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-947-5), profiles 10 scientists, engineers, and designers who imitate traits of plants and animals to create technology. Ages 7–10.

We Are Still Here! Native American Truths Everyone Should Know by
Traci Sorell, illus. by Frané Lessac (Apr. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-192-7). This companion to We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga explores historical and contemporary Native American laws, policies, struggles, and victories. Ages 7–10.

D-39: A Robodog’s Journey by Irene Latham (May 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-181-1). Told in verse, this survival story centers on a girl and her robot dog in a future U.S. devastated by civil war. Ages 10–14.


Baby Loves Political Science! elects Congress! (Apr. 13, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-62354-234-4) and The Presidency! (Apr. 13, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-62354-235-1) by Ruth Spiro, illus. by Greg Paprocki, ages up to 3. Storytelling Math releases Bracelets for Bina’s Brothers by Rajani LaRocca, illus. by Chaaya Prabhat (Apr. 20, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-129-3); Look, Grandma! Ni, Elisi! by Art Coulson, illus. by Madelyn Goodnight (June 22, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-203-0); and Usha and the Big Digger by Amitha Jagannath Knight, illus. by Sandhya Prabhat (June 22, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-202-3), ages 3–6. And Jerry Pallotta’s Alphabet Books gains The Eyeball Alphabet Book by Pallotta, illus. by Shennen Bersani (May 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-57091-710-3), ages 3–6.

Chicago Review Press

Girl Warriors: How 25 Young Activists Are Saving the Earth by Rachel Sarah (Apr. 6, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64160-371-3). Interviews with eco-activist teens present a hopeful picture of the future of environmentalism. Ages 9–12.


Young Naturalists gains Mammal Mania: 30 Activities and Observations for Exploring the World of Mammals by Lisa J. Amstutz (Apr. 20, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64160-436-9), ages 7–9.

Child’s Play


Child’s Play Library acquires Sand Between My Toes by Jenny Duke (July 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-78628-350-4), ages 3–6; The Big Dance by Aoife Greenham (July 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-78628-569-0), Choices by Roozeboos (July 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-78628-565-2), Covered in Adventures by Gillian Hibbs (July 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-78628-348-1), and The Roller Coaster Ride by David Broadbent (May 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-78628-561-4), ages 3–7; and Thames by Emma Shoard (July 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-78628-472-3), ages 4–9.



Choose Your Own Adventure: Dragon-
welcomes Your Baby Unicorn by Erin Falligant, illus. by Darren McKee (May 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-937133-79-5), Ages 5–8. The Rescue of the Unicorn by Deborah Lerme Goodman, illus. by Suzanne Nugent (May 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-937133-67-2), joins Choose Your Own Adventure, ages 9–12. And Choose Your Own Adventure Spies: Spy greets Cleopatra by Katherine Factor (May 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-937133-78-8), ages 9–12.


The Chickentown Mystery by Albert Arrayás (Apr. 6, $17.95, ISBN 978-2-89802-274-6). As the competition to crown the chicken of the year approaches, the hens of Chickentown begin to mysteriously vanish. Ages 3–6.


Cute and Cuddly picks up Baby Bunnies (Mar. 2, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-2-89802-281-4) and Baby Farm Animals (Mar. 2, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-2-89802-300-2) by Carine Laforest, ages 1–4. First Words gains My First Words in French (June 2, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-2-89802-294-4) and My First Words in Spanish (June 2, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-2-89802-295-1) by Corinne Delporte, illus. by Karina Dupuis, ages 3–6. And True and the Rainbow Kingdom celebrates True’s Birthday Party by Robin Bright (May 4, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-2-89802-308-8), ages 3–6.


Drive the Fire Truck (Mar. 2, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4521-7885-1) and Drive the Race Car (Mar. 2, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4521-7886-8) by Dave Mottram are steering wheel-shaped books with handles. Ages up to 3.

Pigs at a Party by Hans Wilhelm, illus. by Erica Salcedo (June 15, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7972-0375-1). In this interactive follow-up to Pigs in a Pickle, three piggies attend their friend’s birthday party. Ages 2–4.

Cave Dada Picky Eater by Brandon Reese (Apr. 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-7995-7). Baba insists on having an egg for breakfast in this companion to Cave Dada. Ages 3–5.

Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets: A Muslim Book of Shapes by Hena Khan, illus. by Mehrdokht Amini (Mar. 9, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4521-8274-2), celebrates the shapes and traditions of the Muslim world. Ages 3–5.

The Elephants Come Home: A True Story of Seven Elephants, Two People, and One Extraordinary Friendship by Kim Tomsic, illus. by Hadley Hooper (May 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-2783-5), shows how Lawrence Anthony and Françoise Malby took a herd of African elephants into their wildlife sanctuary in 1999. Ages 3–5.

Have You Ever Seen a Flower? by Shawn Harris (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-8270-4). A child uses all five senses to experience a flower. Ages 3–5.

Hello, Rain! by Kyo Maclear, illus. by Chris Turnham (Apr. 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-3819-0), highlights the many reasons to love the rain. Ages 3–5.

How Big Is Baby? by Kirsten Hall, illus. by Aki (Apr. 6, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4521-7382-5). This lift-the-flap story offers a month-by-month look at the baby growing inside Mommy’s tummy. Ages 3–5.

It’s So Quiet: A Not-Quite-Going-to-Bed Book by Sherri Duskey Rinker, illus. by Tony Fucile (Feb. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-4544-0). In this cumulative tale, a little mouse can’t sleep because it’s too quiet—or is it? Ages 3–5.

Line and Scribble by Debora Vogrig, illus. by Pia Valentinis (May 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-7972-0187-0). Line goes straight while Scribble wanders, yet they have enough in common to be best friends. Ages 3–5.

Mamasaurus (Apr. 6, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7972-0532-8) and Papasaurus (May 4, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7972-0533-5) by Stephan Lomp. Dinosaurs star in these odes to the parent-child bond. Ages 3–5.

Bicycle Bash by Alison Farrell (Mar. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-7462-4). In this seek-and-find tale, kids ride bikes at the Bicycle Museum’s annual party. Ages 4–6.

A Pizza with Everything on It by Kyle Scheele, illus. by Andy J. Pizza (Apr. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7972-0281-5). A father and son accidentally create a pizza so over-the-top that it destroys the universe. Ages 4–6.

The Poop Song by Claudia Boldt and Eric Litwin (Apr. 13, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-7950-6). This potty-training book shows how various creatures poop. Ages 4–6.

Can I Sit with You? by Sarah Jacoby (Mar. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-6464-9). A girl and a dog learn how life transforms and expands with a pal by your side. Ages 5–8.

Nia and the New Free Library by Ian Lendler, illus. by Mark Pett (June 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-6686-5). A girl reminds an entire town about the joy of books in this story exploring the power of community. Ages 5–8.

We Became Jaguars by Dave Eggers, illus. by Woodrow White (Mar. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-8393-0). When Grandma comes to visit and a boy’s parents leave, the rules of the house change as imagination takes over. Ages 5–8.

The Middle Kid by Steven Weinberg (Mar. 23, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-8180-6). A day in the life of a middle child uncovers the challenges and advantages of life in-between. Ages 6–9.

Sight: Glimmer, Glow, Spark, Flash! by Romana Romanyshyn and Andriy Lesiv (July 13, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-7977-3). This visual exploration of sight shows how this sense impacts our everyday lives. Ages 8–12.

Rule of Threes by Marcy Campbell (May 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7972-0123-8). Maggie’s well-designed plans for her life are shattered when she learns she has a half-brother—who is moving in. Ages 10 and up.


Beginning Baby debuts with 10 Hugs & Kisses (June 8, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4521-7094-7), Smile, Baby! (June 8, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4521-7092-3), and Welcome to Shape School! (June 8, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4521-7093-0), ages up to 3. New Finger Puppet Books by Yu-Hsuan Huang are Baby Narwhal (Mar. 2, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7972-0565-6) and Baby Otter (Mar. 2, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7972-0566-3), ages up to 3. Hug Me picks up Little Puppy: Finger Puppet Book (Mar. 2, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7972-0570-0), ages up to 3. Little Snail returns in Hide-and-Seek by Shasha Lv (Mar. 16, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4521-8359-6), ages up to 3. Snap issues Snap! Chomp Your Jaws! by Bob Barner (June 1, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4521-7942-1), ages 3–5. Fox & Chick return in The Quiet Boat Ride: And Other Stories (May 4, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7972-0884-8) and The Sleepover: And Other Stories (May 25, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-8338-1) by Sergio Ruzzier, ages 5–8. Ivy and Bean Get to Work! by Annie Barrows, illus. by Sophie Blackall (Apr. 6, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-7972-0510-6), brings back Ivy & Bean, ages 6–9. And Uncommon Compendiums rolls on with Unconventional Vehicles: Forty-Five of the Strangest Cars, Trains, Planes, Submersibles, Dirigibles, and Rockets by Michael Hearst, illus. by Hans Jenssen (May 18, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-7286-6), ages 8–12.


Little Bug on the Move by Stéphanie Babin, illus. by Olivia Cosneau (Mar. 16, $14.99, ISBN 978-2-408-02464-2). Sliding tabs reveal a bug moving and growing. Ages up to 3.

Miki Gets Dressed by Stéphanie Babin, illus. by Julie Mercier (Feb. 2, $12.99, ISBN 978-2-408-01972-3). Kids pull tabs to help Miki get dressed in this companion to Miki Takes a Bath. Ages up to 3.

Surprise! Slide and Play Shapes by Elsa Fouquier (Feb. 16, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-2-408-02469-7) is an interactive book of colors and shapes. Ages up to 3.

Animal Friends 1 2 3 by Christopher Loupy, illus. by Shunsuke Satake (Feb. 2, $14.99, ISBN 978-2-408-02468-0), offers a lift-the-flap counting tale. Ages 3–5.

Whose Baby Is This? by Stéphanie Babin, illus. by Camille Tisserand (Feb. 2, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-2-408-02389-8). Kids slide 36 panels to match baby animals to their parents. Ages 3–5.


Pull and Play Books moves along with Sharing: A Pull-the-Tab Book (Feb. 16, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-2-408-01971-6) and Pull and Play: Pacifier (Feb. 16, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-2-408-02461-1) by Alice Le Henand, illus. by Thierry Bedouet, ages up to 3. Matching Game Books adds Bugs and Other Little Critters by Stéphanie Babin, illus. by Manu Callejón (Mar. 16, $16.99 board book, ISBN 978-2-408-02465-9), ages 3–5. And Space by Sophie Dussaussois, illus. by Charline Picard (Mar. 16, $16.99, ISBN 979-10-363-2519-9), is a new Pop-Up Guide, ages 3–5.

Turn Seek Find visits Habitats, illus. by Ben Newman (Feb. 2, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-2-408-01969-3), ages 3–5. Joining Do You Know? are Dinosaurs and the Prehistoric World by Pascale Hedelin (Apr. 6, $14.99, ISBN 978-2-408-02467-3) and Oceans and Marine Life by Stéphanie Babin (Apr. 6, $14.99, ISBN 978-2-408-02466-6), ages 5–8. And Ultimate Spotlight shines on Rain Forest Animals by Sandra Laboucarie, illus. by Emilie Lapeyre (Mar. 2, $16.99, ISBN 979-10-276-0877-5), ages 5–8.


The Pocket Chaotic by Ziggy Hanaor, illus. by Daniel Gray-Barnett (Apr. 6, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-908714-80-0). A young kangaroo comes to terms with his independence while living in his mother’s messy pocket. Ages 3–6.

The Problem with Pierre by CK Smouha, illus. by Suzanna Hubbard (June 8, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-908714-85-5). Best friends overcome their differences with the help of a cat. Ages 3–6.

Tell Tail by CK Smouha, illus. by Katie Brosnan (Apr. 20, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-908714-86-2). An emotional dog learns the importance of self-expression. Ages 3–6.


I’ll Always Hold Your Hand by Guido van Genechten (Apr. 13, $12.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-60537-621-9) shows how parents’ ways of caring for babies underscore their unconditional love. Ages 1–3.

Step by Step by Guido van Genechten (Apr. 13, $12.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-60537-622-6) spotlights animals taking their first steps. Ages 1–3.

My Little Wonder. Welcome Sweet Babies by Mack Gageldonk (Apr. 20, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-624-0). Chick celebrates baby animals. Ages 1–3.

A Great Day for a Hug by Mack Gageldonk (July 6, $12.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-60537-625-7). Chick brightens the animals’ day with hugs. Ages 2–5.

Little Fox. Playing in the Forest by Marja Baeten, illus. by Annemiek Borsboom (May 18, $13.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-60537-638-7). Fox learns new words in this interactive book. Ages 2–5.

The Missing Potty by Anita Bijsterbosch (May 25, $14.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-60537-639-4). A bunny who loses her potty uses the toilet for the first time and finds it isn’t scary at all. Ages 2–5.

What Do You See? A Book Full of Words and Pictures by Anita Bijsterbosch (June 29, $19.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-60537-619-6) offers a visual dictionary of familiar things, including animals, vehicles, and foods. Ages 2–5.

Rainbow Hat by Hong Hai (June 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-617-2). A hat blown away by the wind journeys through the air—and back to Bear’s head. Ages 3–8.

Big and Little by Yang Hang, illus. by Li Xinyi (June 15, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-637-0). A snail teaches a big raccoon and a little raccoon how to find common ground and patch up their differences. Ages 4–9.

The Easter Bunny’s Present Hunt by Mieke Goethals (Mar. 2, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-620-2). The Easter Bunny goes on a present hunt through a chocolate factory in this seek-and-find story. Ages 4–9.

Extraordinary Albert by Bonnie Grubman, illus. by S.K.Y. van der Wel (Mar. 23, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-592-2). A gorilla born with extraordinarily big feet learns to love himself for who he is. Ages 4–9.

First Day of School by Esther van den Berg (July 13, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-633-2). During his first day of school, a bird settles into his routine. Ages 4–9.

Mouse Music by Suzan Overmeer, illus. by Myriam Berenschot (June 29, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-636-3). A violinist mouse whose siblings look down on other animals’ music shows them how different can be beautiful. Ages 4–9.

Pitter, Patter, Goes the Rain by Ellen DeLange, illus. by Anna Lindsten (May 25, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-590-8). A boy jumps into puddles and learns how various animals take shelter in this ode to rain. Ages 4–9.

Squirrel Is Going to Be a Big Sister by Sam Loman (July 27, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-631-8). A squirrel goes from jealous to proud big sister as her family welcomes a new baby. Ages 4–9.

A Beary Rainy Day by Adam Ciccio, illus. by Emilie Timmermans (Apr. 6, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-598-4). A bear who finally comes out of his cave to play in the rain has the time of his life. Ages 5–10.

The Boy in the Orange Cape by Adam Ciccio, illus. by Emmanuel Volant (Mar. 16, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-599-1). A bully who mocks Corey for wearing his cape is outnumbered when the other kids rally around Corey. Ages 5–10.

Mika and the Dragonfly by Ellen Delange, illus. by Martina Schachenhuber (July 27, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-601-1). A shy girl fixes a dragonfly’s wing and comes out of her shell in the process. Ages 5–10.

Theo’s Princess by Ellen DeLange, illus. by Monty Lee (June 8, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-640-0). A fairy tale-loving frog goes on a quest to find the princess who can turn him into a prince with one kiss. Ages 5–10.

Who Is Shrieking So Early? by Ellen DeLange, illus. by Zafouko Yamamoto (May 11, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-591-5). A boy befriends and trains a loud magpie who awakens him too early in the morning. Ages 5–10.

Dear Girl by An Swerts, illus. by Eline Van Lindenhuizen (Apr. 20, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-632-5). A girl learns to deal with her grandfather’s early onset dementia. Ages 6–12.


Lily and Milo explore together in Summer with Lily and Milo by Pauline Oud (May 4, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-618-9), ages 2–5. Mila stars in Mila Misses Mommy by Judith Koppens, illus. by Anouk Nijs (May 4, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-623-3), ages 2–5. Professions welcomes Optometrists and What They Do by Liesbet Slegers (Apr. 6, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-628-8), ages 4–9. And Marvelous but True continues with Is There Life in Outer Space? by Jan Leyssens, illus. by Joachim Sneyers (Mar. 9, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-629-5), ages 6–12.

Common Deer


Math Kids adds An Encrypted Clue by David Cole (Apr. 1, $11.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-988761-56-5), ages 8–10.


The Gift by Zoe Maeve (May 1, $18 paper, ISBN 978-1-77262-055-9). After she receives a camera on her birthday, a Russian princess begins to document her world, but the gift carries a mysterious weight. Ages 13–up.

Cottage Door

Happy Halloween, illus. by Elena Aiello (May 15, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-195-1), is a holiday-themed, mirrored board book. Ages up to 3.

Little Orange Truck by Ginger Swift, illus. by Zoe Persico (Mar. 2, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68052-980-7), is a lift-the-flap story about a vintage truck’s farmyard adventure. Ages 1–3.

Are You My Planet? by Lori Haskins Houran, illus. by Edward Miller (Mar. 16, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-955-5). An alien and his dog zip around the solar system in search of home. Ages 2–6.

Vanilla Bean by Katie Turner (Mar. 16, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-64638-112-8). This tale about trying new things stars a pup who will only eat vanilla ice cream. Ages 2–6.

America the Beautiful by Cholena Rose Dare, illus. by Katie Melrose (Feb. 16, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-929-6), celebrates American ingenuity, creativity, and bravery. Ages 3–6.

A Snail Tale: A Story of Friendship by Andrea Lachini (June 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-64638-111-1) A boy befriends a snail. Ages 3–7.


Cuddlebug Lane issues Goodnight, illus. by Sanja Rescek (Apr. 15, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-093-0), ages up to 3. New Finger Puppet Board Books are Baseball! by Brick Puffington, illus. by Kathrin Fehrl (Apr. 15, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-193-7); Candy Corn, illus. by Clémentine Derodit (May 1, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-194-4); and Soccer!, illus. by Carol Herring (Apr. 16, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-64638-186-9), ages up to 3. Tuffy debuts with Mermaid’s First Words by Scarlett Wing (Feb. 2, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64638-109-8), ages up to 3.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Explore & Find picks up So Many Ways to Play! by Scarlett Wing (Apr. 20, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-64638-046-6), ages 2–5. Interactive Early Bird Song Books with 10 Sing-Along Tunes chimes in with Sing a Song of Sunshine (Mar. 2, $18.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-125-8), ages 2–5. Lamaze 100 Firsts Interactive Board Books presents 100 First Words Adventure! by Rose Colombe, illus. by Julie Cosette (May 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-181-4), ages 2–5. And joining Smithsonian Kids First Discovery Books is Sharks by Jaye Garnett, illus. by Beatrice Tinarelli (Feb. 2, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-055-8), ages 2–5.

Meet My Family, illus. by Jaclyn Sinquett (June 1, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-185-2), is a new 8-Button Early Bird Switch Sound Book, ages 2–6. I Spy offers Halloween (Apr. 15, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-64638-182-1), ages 2–6. Ask an Astronaut by Jaye Garnett (Apr. 15, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68052-788-9) is a new PBS Kids: Novel Effect title, ages 2–6. And Peek-a-Flap Board Books gains Words, illus. by Maria Neradova (June 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-196-8), ages 2–6.

Jane & Me: Jane Goodall Institute welcomes Hippopotamus Family by Jaye Garnett, illus. by Jenny Palmer (June 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-075-6); and Cheetah: Lift-a-Flap Board Book, illus. by Jennifer Bricking (May 15, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-072-5), ages up to 4; Chimpan-zees by Garnett, illus. by Bricking (Feb. 16, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-073-2), ages 2–5; Animal Field Journal (Feb. 16, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-077-0), ages 2–6; and Where’s Jane? Explore & Find by Garnett (Feb. 16, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-076-3), ages 3–6.

Little Bird Greetings Keepsake Books gains I Love You Daddy (Mar. 2, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-138-8) and I Love You Mommy (Mar. 2, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-137-1), ages up to 4. My First Storyteller: Interactive Music and Read-Along Player with Book presents Growing Up (Apr. 1, $24.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-175-3), ages up to 4. PBS Kids adds Bees! (June 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-189-0) and Bats! (Apr. 15, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-178-4), ages up to 4. And Smithsonian Kids offers Tiger, illus. by Fiona Hsieh (Mar. 15, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-188-3), ages up to 5.

John Deere Kids continues with Machine at Work, illus. by Katie Melrose (July 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-184-5), ages 2–6; and Happy Little Farm, illus. by Tommy Doyle (July 1, $18.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-187-6), ages 3–7. Smithsonian Kids: Owl and Officer Smitty greets The Case of the Missing Blankie by Carrie Heflin, illus. by Laura Brenlla (June 1, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-953-1), ages 2–7. Vintage Storybooks adds Come Out & Play Songs (June 1, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-197-5), ages 2–7. And Colorforms picks up John Deere: Farms, Fields, and Forests Colorforms, illus. by Yi-Hsuan Wu (June 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-180-7), ages 3–7.



New Community Helpers During COVID-19 titles by Robin Johnson are City Workers During COVID-19 (Feb. 1, $23.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-2831-7; $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2835-5), Food Workers During COVID-19 (Feb. 1, $23.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-2832-4; $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2836-2), Health Care Workers During COVID-19 (Feb. 1, $23.6, ISBN 978-1-4271-2833-1; $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2837-9), and Volunteers During COVID-19 (Feb. 1, $23.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-2834-8; $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2838-6), ages 5–9.

Margaret Salter’s If I Was A... issues If I Was A Dragon (Feb. 1, $27.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-2941-3; $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2945-1), If I Was A Pirate (Feb. 1, $27.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-2943-7; $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2947-5), If I Was A Rock Star (Feb. 1, $27.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-2944-4; $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2946-8), and If I Was An Octopus (Feb. 1, $27.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-2942-0; $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2946-8), ages 5–9.

Eco Activities offers Cardboard Eco Activities (Feb. 1, $23.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-2859-1; $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2863-8), Clothing Eco Activities (Feb. 1, $23.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-2860-7; $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2864-5), Metal Eco Activities (Feb. 1, $23.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-2861-4; $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2865-2), Plastic Eco Activities (Feb. 1, $23.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-2862-1; $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2866-9) by Louise Nelson, ages 6–9. And I Care About by Liz Lennon and Michael Buxton has six additions, including I Care About Animals (Feb. 1, $27.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-2889-8; $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2895-9), I Care About My Family (Feb. 1, $27.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-2891-1; $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2897-3), and I Care About My Planet (Feb. 1, $27.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-2894-2; $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2900-0), ages 6–9.

Among the four titles in I Love the Seasons by Lizzie Scott and Stephanie Fizer Coleman are I Love Fall (Feb. 1, $27.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-2907-9; $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2911-6) and I Love Summer (Feb. 1, $27.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-2909-3; $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2913-0), ages 6–9.

Math Academy by Kirsty Holmes enrolls four books, including Groups in the Garden (Feb. 1, $23.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-3010-5; $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-3014-3) and Sold on Subtraction (Feb. 1, $23.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-3012-9; $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-3016-7), ages 6–9. And Holmes’s Science Academy releases four titles, among them Big Push (Feb. 1, $23.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-3053-2; $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-3057-0) and Electric Emergency (Feb. 1, $23.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-3054-9; $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-3058-7), ages 6–9.

New Building Resilience books by Honor Head are Building Confidence (Feb. 1, $27.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-2819-5; $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2823-2), Coping with Change (Feb. 1, $27.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-2820-1; $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2824-9), Dealing with Challenges (Feb. 1, $27.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-2822-5; $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2826-3), and Growing Friendships (Feb. 1, $27.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-2821-8; $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2825-6), ages 6–10.

Black History Biographies welcomes Barack Obama by Stephen White-Thomson (Feb. 1, $23.6, ISBN 978-1-4271-2789-1; $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2795-2); and Martin Luther King Jr. (Feb. 1, $23.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-2790-7; $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2796-9), Maya Angelou (Feb. 1, $23.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-2791-4; $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2797-6), Nelson Mandela (Feb. 1, $23.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-2792-1; $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2798-3), Oprah Winfrey (Feb. 1, $23.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-2793-8; $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2799-0), and Rosa Parks (Feb. 1, $23.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-2794-5; $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2800-3) by Izzy Howell, ages 7–10.

There are six additions to Jacqui Bailey’s Be a Scientist, including Let’s Investigate Forces (Feb. 1, $27.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-2772-3; $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2778-5), Let’s Investigate Light (Feb. 1, $27.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-2773-0; $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2779-2), and Let’s Investigate Magnets (Feb. 1, $27.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-2774-7; $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2780-8), ages 8–13. And Black Stories Matter introduces six books by J.P. Miller and Chellie Carroll, among them Amazing Artists (Feb. 1, $31.32, ISBN 978-1-4271-2807-2; $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2811-9), Brave Leaders and Activists (Feb. 1, $31.32, ISBN 978-1-4271-2808-9; $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2811-9), and Sports Heroes by (Feb. 1, $31.32, ISBN 978-1-4271-2810-2; $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2814-0), ages 9–14.

There are six new Go Quiz Yourself titles, including Go Quiz Yourself on Space (Feb. 1, $31.32, ISBN 978-1-4271-2874-4; $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2880-5) and Go Quiz Yourself on the Human Body (Feb. 1, $31.32, ISBN 978-1-4271-2876-8; $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2882-9), by Izzi Howell; and Go Quiz Yourself on Sports by Annabel Savery (Feb. 1, $31.32, ISBN 978-1-4271-2875-1; $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2881-2), ages 9–14.

Series in Spanish

Abrazos de Oso (Bear with Me) by Margaret Salter issues ¿Dónde está mi hogar? (Where is My Home?) (Feb. 1, $27.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-3067-9; $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-3071-6), ¡No te comas la basura! (Don’t Eat the Trash!) (Feb. 1, $27.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-3066-2; $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-3070-9), ¿Por qué no puedo dormir? (Why Can’t I Sleep?) (Feb. 1, $27.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-3068-6; $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-3072-3), and ¿Puedo entrar al Club de los Osos? (Can I Be in the Bear Club?) (Feb. 1, $27.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-3065-5; $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-3069-3), ages 5–8.

Crabtree Roots


Farm Animal Friends offers six titles by Amy Culliford, including Cows (Feb. 1, $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-3246-8), Goats (Feb. 1, $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-3247-5), and Pigs (Feb. 1, $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-3249-9), ages 4–6. Among the six hues spotlighted in Culliford’s My Favorite Color are Orange (Feb. 1, $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-3259-8), Purple (Feb. 1, $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-3260-4), and Yellow (Feb. 1, $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-3262-8), ages 4–6. And Seasons in a Year by Culliford issues four books, including Fall (Feb. 1, $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-3269-7) and Summer (Feb. 1, $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-3271-0), ages 4–6.

Series in Spanish

Due out are simultaneous Spanish-language editions of the books in the following series: Animales de granja amistosos (Farm Animal Friends), Las estaciones del año (Seasons in a Year), and Mi color favorito (My Favorite Color), ages 4–6.

Crabtree Seedlings


Early Learning Concepts picks up eight volumes, among them Playground Shapes by Sebastian Stratford (Feb. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-2845-4; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2853-9), What Are Opposites? by Miranda Kelly (Feb. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-2846-1; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2854-6), and What Is in My Art Box? by Taylor Farley (Feb. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-2847-8; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2855-3), ages 4–6. And In My Community presents 10 titles, including At the Pond by Farley (Feb. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-2953-6; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2963-5), Hometown Fire Department by Buffy Silverman (Feb. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-2954-3; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2964-2), My Local Hospital by Alan Walker (Feb. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-2957-4; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2967-3), and Playground Kindness by Miranda Kelly (Feb. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-2959-8; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2969-7), ages 4–6.

My First Science Words adds five books by Taylor Farley, among them Earth Words (Feb. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-3043-3; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-3048-8), Space Words (Feb. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-3046-4; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-3051-8), and Weather Words (Feb. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-3047-1; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-3052-5), ages 4–6. And I Read-n-Rhyme introduces 11 books, including Captain Blarney: The Pirates’ Battle for Bedtime (Feb. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-2919-2; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2930-7) and It’s Halloween! What Will We Be? (Feb. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-2926-0; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2939-0) by Sebastian Smith; I’ve Never Met a Robot I Didn’t Like by Craig Lopetz (Feb. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-2925-3; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2936-9); and Muttlee: The Best Dog in the World! by Farley (Feb. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-2927-7; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2938-3), ages 4–8.

Among the 18 new Little Stars titles are Little Stars Ballet (Feb. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-2973-4; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2991-8), Little Stars Camping (Feb. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-2976-5; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2994-9), and Little Stars Soccer (Feb. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-2987-1; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-3005-1) by Taylor Farley; and Little Stars Hockey (Feb. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-2980-2; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-2998-7) and Little Stars Snowboarding (Feb. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-2986-4; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-3004-4) by Buffy Silverman, ages 5–7. And My First Science Books picks up 10 volumes, including I Hear Sound by Francis Spencer (Feb. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-3024-2; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-3035-8), Land Habitats by Alan Walker (Feb. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-3026-6; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-3037-2), Learning with Models by Miranda Kelly (Feb. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-3027-3; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-3038-9), My Science Tools by Julie K. Lundgren (Feb. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-3029-7), and What Is a Shark? by Dominic Carter (Feb. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-3030-3; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-3041-9), ages 5–7.

Series in Spanish

Due out are simultaneous Spanish-language editions of the books in the following series: En mi comunidad (In My Community), Mis primeras palabras científicas (My First Science Words), and Primeros conceptos (Early Learning Concepts), ages 4–6; Leo y rimo (I Read-n-Rhyme), ages 4–8; and Mis primeros libros de ciencia (My First Science Books) and Pequeñas Estrellas (Little Stars), ages 5–7.


Boardwalk Babies by Marissa Moss, illus. by April Chu (Mar. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-939547-66-8), tells of Martin Couney, who developed the incubator and set up a display at Coney Island to convince people that it worked. Ages 7–11.


Adventures of Dusty Dabbert, a Dutch graphic novel series, issues The Secret Animal Kingdom by Piet Wijn, illus. by Thom Roep (Apr. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-939547-77-4), ages 8–11.


There’s a Rang-Tan in My Bedroom by James Sellick, illus. by Frann Preston-Gannon, foreword by Emma Thompson (Apr. 12, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62371-873-2). In this story based on the Greenpeace short film, a girl takes action after the orangutan she discovers in her room tells her that humans are destroying its rainforest home. Ages 3–8.

Wanda by Sihle Nontshokweni and Mathabo Tlali, illus. by Chantelle and Burgen Thorne (Mar. 12, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62371-864-0). Teased for her hair, a South African girl gains confidence from her family’s oral tradition. Ages 3–8.

Planting Peace: The Story of Wangari Maathai by Gwendolyn Hooks, illus. by Margaux Carpentier (May 12, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-62371-885-5), profiles the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, awarded for her dedication to environmental conservation and women’s rights. Ages 7–12.


The Promise: The Amazing Story of Our Long-Awaited Savior by Jason Helopoulos, illus. by Rommel Ruiz (Apr. 13, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4335-7106-0), discusses how biblical characters such as Abraham, Moses, and Joshua foreshadowed God’s fulfillment of the promised savior in Jesus. Ages 6–12.

10 Questions Every Teen Should Ask (and Answer) About Christianity by Rebecca McLaughlin (Mar. 16, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4335-7166-4), address 10 issues kids encounter about the Christian world view. Ages 12–15.

DC Comics

Dear Super-Villains by Michael Northrop, illus. by Gustavo Duarte (Apr. 6, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-77950-054-0). In this sequel to Dear Justice League, notorious scoundrels answer kids’ questions about life on the dark side. Ages 8–12.

Flash Facts by Mayim Bialik et al. (Feb. 2, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-77950-382-4). Short stories starring DC Super Heroes demonstrate various STEM principles. Ages 8–12.

Green Arrow: Stranded by Brendan Deneen, illus. by Bell Hosalla (July 6, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-77950-121-9). After a plane crash on a deserted island, Oliver Queen must learn the skills he needs to survive and to protect his injured father. Ages 8–12.

Metropolis Grove by Drew Brockington (May 4, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-77950-053-3). Sonia convinces two new friends that Superman is real after they find a stash of “super” memorabilia. Ages 8–12.

The Mystery of the Meanest Teacher: A Johnny Constantine Graphic Novel by Ryan North, illus. by Derek Charm (June 1, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-77950-123-3). After angering hostile spirits in England, a teenage magician must find a way out of the country. Ages 8–12.


What Color Is Your Shadow? by José Ignacio “Chascas” Valenzuela, illus. by Daniela Sanín Angel (April. 6, paper, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7351219-3-2). Victor’s unique shadow saves the day in this story celebrating differences. Ages 5–8.

The Scent of the Wind by Triunfo Arciniegas, illus. by Juan Camilo Mayorga (Mar. 9, paper, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-99729-047-9). In this novel about the passage of time and the power of memories, an elderly man gives a boy a treasured coin. Ages 8–12.

Disney Press


Gravity Falls: 5-Minute Stories introduces Tales of the Strange and Unexplained: Bedtime Stories Based on Your Favorite Episodes! (Feb. 23, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-368-06411-8), ages 6–9. And Villains adds Cold Hearted by Serena Valentino (July 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-02528-7), ages 12 and up.


The Mo Willems Master Doodle Class by Mo Willems (May 18, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-368-07501-5) offers doodling prompts based on the web series, Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems. Ages 5–8.

10 Truths and a Dare by Ashley Elston (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-06238-1). In this companion to 10 Blind Dates, Sophie Olivia navigates the end of senior year. Ages 12 and up.


Mother Bruce returns in The Bruce Swap by Ryan T. Higgins (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-02856-1), ages 2–5. Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! continues with I’m on It! by Andrea Tsurumi and Mo Willems (May 11, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-368-06696-9), ages 4–8. Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident Graphic Novel by Eoin Colfer and Michael Moreci, illus. by Stephen Gilpin (Mar. 2, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-368-06470-5), adapts the second Artemis Fowl novel, ages 8–12. Stuffed picks up Into Darkness by Liz Braswell (May 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-368-03918-5), ages 8–12. Twinchantment gains Untwisted by Elise Allen (Mar. 2, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-368-01247-8), ages 9–12. Curse of the Specter Queen is a new Samantha Knox novel by Jenny Elder Moke (June 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-06398-2), ages 12 and up. And Twisted Tales issues Go the Distance by Jen Calonita (Apr. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-06380-7), ages 12 and up.



Rocket & Groot are back in Summer Adventure for Groot! by Brendan Deneen, illus. by Cale Atkinson (Apr. 6, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-368-00071-0), ages 3–5. And Marvel Universe welcomes Gamora & Nebula: Sisters in Arms by Mackenzi Lee, illus. by Jenny Frison (June 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-02225-5), ages 12 and up.


The Last Fallen Star by Graci Kim (May 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-368-05963-3). An adopted Korean American girl discovers her heritage and her magic on a journey to save her sister and her witch clan. Ages 8–12.


Pandava gains Aru Shah and the City of Gold by Roshani Chokshi (Apr. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-368-01386-4),
ages 8–12.


I Love You, Daddy (May 4, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4654-9434-4) and I Love You, Mommy (Mar. 30, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4654-9433-7), feature baby animals and their parents. Ages up to 3.

Find My Favorite Things (Mar. 2, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-2660-3) is a wordless book depicting people and animals going about their busy days. Ages 2–5.

I Love My Monster (July 27, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-3380-9). This book with pop-ups and flaps follows five monsters’ adventures in the forest. Ages 3–5.

Look Out, Leonard!, illus. by Tamara Anegon (Mar. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-2817-1). A mouse wanders through the jungle, narrowly avoiding catastrophe at every turn. Ages 3–5.

Lost in the Clouds (May 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-3659-6). A boy who misses his mother is at the center of this book about dealing with the death of a loved one. Ages 3–5.

The Not So Scary Story (July 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-3387-8). Oscar takes on the role of detective as he investigates who his new neighbor Bear really is. Ages 3–5.

See How They Grow Farm (Feb. 16, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-2760-0). Photos show how animals grow and change in the first weeks and months of their lives. Ages 3–5.

Guinea Pigs Go Gardening, illus. by Kate Sheehy (Feb. 9, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-2662-7). Two guinea pigs discover the ups and downs of tending to their garden. Ages 4–7.

The Nature Adventure Book (Mar. 30, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-2666-5) offers outdoor games and activities to help kids tune into their senses and connect with nature. Ages 5–7.

Where Does My Poo Go? by Jo Lindley (Mar. 9, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-2147-9) explains what happens to poop after it’s flushed down the toilet. Ages 5–7.

Life Skills by Keilly Swift (Apr. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-2769-3) is a guide to such life skills as problem solving, making good decisions, and communicating. Ages 5–9.

The Rainforest Book by Charlotte Milner (Feb. 2, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-2663-4). This tour of rainforest plants and animals explains how we can protect them. Ages 5–9.

The Really Incredible Science Book by Jules Pottle (June 15, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-3332-8) provides an interactive introduction to space, forces, plants, liquids, light, sound, and electricity. Ages 5–9.

The Brain Book by Liam Drew (May 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-2815-7). This reference examines the different regions of the brain and what each does. Ages 7–9.

Earth’s Incredible Oceans by Jess French, illus. by Claire McElfatrick (Apr. 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-2667-2), introduces plants and animals of the ocean and demonstrates how we can protect them and their home. Ages 7–9.

Humongous Fungus, illus. by Wenjia Tang (July 13, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7440-3333-5). This follow-up to Under Your Feet focuses on fungi found in various ecosystems. Ages 7–9.

The Magic of Sleep: A Fascinating Guide to the World of Slumber, illus. by Vicky Woodgate (Mar. 2, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-2654-2), rounds up facts about sleep, dreams, and sleeping habits around the world, as well as practical tips for sleeping well. Ages 7–9.

The No-Cook Cookbook (Mar. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-2646-7) serves up recipes that require no cooking. Ages 7–9.

Up in the Air (June 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-3324-3) explores the world above our heads, including clouds, constellations, and bird migration. Ages 7–9.

Water Cycles: The Source of Life from Start to Finish (July 13, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-3334-2), examines the life cycle of water and describes how it supports all life forms, how humans harness its power, and why we need to conserve it. Ages 7–11.

Allies: Inspiring Stories of Friendship and Support (July 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-3991-7). These essays about what it means to be an ally are written from diverse perspectives. Ages 7 and up.

Dragon World by Tamara MacFarlane (Mar. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-2765-5) introduces mythology’s fire-breathing beasts. Ages 8–12.

Our World in Numbers (July 13, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-2891-1) compiles data on a wide array of subjects, including animals, art, space, and sports. Ages 8–12.

SuperScience Encyclopedia: Science as You Have Never Seen It Before (July 13, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-2890-4). Photos and computer-generated images illustrate this roundup of discoveries in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, and technology. Ages 8–12.

The Civil War Visual Encyclopedia (Apr. 6, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-2845-4) spotlights the people, battles, and politics of this war. Ages 9–12.

Horses & Ponies (Apr. 13, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-2755-6) showcases various horse and pony breeds and the roles they play in cultures around the world. Ages 9–12.

Behind the Scenes at the Zoo
(May 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-2888-1) reveals the work done by zookeepers and staffers at conservation centers and wildlife parks. Ages 10–12.

How to Be a Global Citizen (June 8, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7440-2995-6) discusses key global issues and ways to actively participate in creating change. Ages 10 and up.

Math Maker Lab (July 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-2752-5). This compendium of numbers-related projects and activities explains their real-life applications. Ages 10 and up.

Super Simple Math (June 22, $21.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7440-2889-8) is a guide that aims to make complex mathematical topics easy to grasp. Ages 12–14.


My First offers My First Bilingual Day and Night (Mar. 9, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-4027-2) and My First Bilingual Farm (Mar. 9, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-4028-9), ages up to 2. Baby Touch and Feel welcomes Llama (May 11, $5.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-3699-2), ages up to 3. Where Are You Elephant? (June 8, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-3414-1) and Where Are You Koala? (Feb. 16, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-2759-4) join Eco Baby, ages up to 3. Ladybug stars in On the Farm with a Ladybug (Mar. 16, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-2665-8), ages up to 3. And Once Upon a Time... debuts with Once Upon a Time...There Was a Greedy King (July 6, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-3338-0) and Once Upon a Time...There Was a Little Bird (July 6, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-3337-3), illus. by Maja Andersen, ages up to 3.

Baby’s First Holidays celebrates Baby’s First Ramadan (Feb. 2, $5.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-2659-7), ages 2–4. And among the 22 new Illustrated Animal Alphabet titles are E Is for Elephant, illus. by Kate Slater (Feb. 9, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-241-45954-6); F Is for Fox, illus. by Marc Pattenden (Feb. 9, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-241-45915-7); and L Is for Llama (Feb. 9, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-241-47161-6), O Is for Octopus (Feb. 9, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-241-47164-7), R Is for Rabbit (Feb. 9, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-241-47167-8), W Is for Whale (Feb. 9, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-241-47172-2), and Z Is for Zebra (Feb. 9, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-241-47177-7), ages 2–4.

First Emotions adds I Feel Brave (June 15, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-3801-9) and I Feel Lonely (June 15, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-3802-6), ages 3–5. Little Cities visits New York (Feb. 16, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-2761-7) and Seattle (May 18, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-3323-6), ages 3–5. Verity Fairy welcomes Sleeping Beauty (June 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-3934-4) and Snow White (June 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-3932-0), ages 5–7. And The Secret Explorers forge on in The Secret Explorers and the Missing Scientist (July 6, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4654-9989-9), The Secret Explorers and the Rainforest Rangers (Apr. 6, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7440-2136-3), and The Secret Explorers and the Smoking Volcano (Apr. 6, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4654-9988-2) by SJ King, ages 5–8.

Joining 5 Words a Day are Chinese for Everyone Junior (July 6, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7440-3677-0), German for Everyone Junior (July 6, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7440-3680-0), and Italian for Everyone Junior (July 6, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7440-3679-4), ages 6–9. English for Everyone introduces English for Everyone Junior: 5 Words a Day (Mar. 16, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7440-2754-9), ages 6–9. Did You Know? gains Human Body (Mar. 9, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7440-2664-1), ages 7–9. And DK findout! picks up Garbage (July 6, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7440-3697-8), ages 7–11.

Adam Murphy’s Corpse Talk greets Ground-breaking Rebels (July 27, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7440-3384-7) and Queens and Kings and Other Royal Rotters (Apr. 6, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7440-2766-2), ages 8–12. Pocket Genius presents Ocean (June 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7440-3361-8), ages 9–12. What’s Where on Earth? adds Animal Atlas (Apr. 27, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-2779-2), ages 9–12. And Supersimple continues with SuperSimple Physics (Feb. 9, $21.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7440-2753-2), ages 12 and up.


The Life and Deaths of Frankie D. by Colleen Nelson (May 11, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4597-4758-6). A teen who is haunted by circus performers from 100 years earlier grapples with a past that she doesn’t remember. Ages 12–15.

Nothing But Life by Brent Van Staalduinen (Mar. 16, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4597-4618-3). After surviving a school shooting, a boy must come to terms with the fact that his stepfather committed the crime. Ages 15 and up.


Metamorphosis offers The Boi of Feather and Steel by Adan Jerreat-Poole (June 22, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4597-4684-8), ages 15 and up.


My Animal Atlas: 270 Amazing Animals and Where They Live by Nastja Holtfreter (Apr. 13, $12.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-950500-48-2), spotlights species across the globe. Ages 2–5.

Playful as a Panda, Peaceful as a Sloth: The Secret Powers of Animals by Saskia Lacey (May 11, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-950500-47-5) offers activities inspired by 12 animals’ behaviors. Ages 4–8.


Euphoria Kids by Alison Evans (June 1, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-76068-585-0). In this novel, three queer friends deal with their magical powers. Ages 14 and up.

Highway Bodies by Alison Evans (May 1, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-76068-502-7). In this zombie apocalypse story, queer and gender nonconforming teens must rely on each other after losing their families and friends. Ages 14 and up.


Sleep Like Me by Tatia Nadareishvili (Feb. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5566-4). A wakeful boy asks various animals to help him get to sleep. Ages 3–7.

The Crow and the Peacock by Jo Fernihough (Apr. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5568-8). During a quest to find the world’s happiest bird, Crow learns the secret to happiness. Ages 4–8.

Saint Spotting (Or How to Read a Church) by Chris Raschka (Apr. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5521-3). In this introduction to saints and their symbols, a mother and son explore a church. Ages 4–8.

Facing Fear by Karen Lynn Williams, illus. by Sara Palacios (Mar. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5490-2). When Enrique, the only one in his family who is a U.S. citizen, hears rumors of a raid by the border police, he fears being separated from his parents and sister. Ages 5–9.

Hello, Earth! Poems to Our Planet by Joyce Sidman, illus. by Miren Asiain Lora (Feb. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5528-2), weaves biological and geological facts into poems about the natural world. Ages 5–9.

The Story of Bodri by Hédi Fried, illus. by Stina Wirsén (Apr. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5565-7). In this story about the power of hope, life changes forever for a girl and her Jewish family when the Nazis invade their country. Ages 6–10.

Niños: Poems for the Lost Children of Chile by María José Ferrada, illus. by María Elena Valdez (Mar. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5567-1), compiles poems inspired by the 34 children who went missing or were killed during Augusto Pinochet’s regime. Ages 7–12.

A Plan for the People by Lindsay McDivitt, illus. by Charly Palmer (Mar. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5502-2), is a biography of revolutionary leader Nelson Mandela. Ages 7–12.


Juan Hormiga by Gustavo Roldan, trans. by Robert Croll (May 4, $22, ISBN 978-1-939810-82-3). An Argentinian ant recalls his grandfather’s adventures—and embarks on his own. Ages 5–8.

Sleepy Stories by Mario Levrero, trans. by Alicia Lopez, illus. by Diego Bianki (July 6, $22, ISBN 978-1-939810-84-7). A father tells his son fantastical stories as the dream world descends. Ages 5–8.

Enchanted Lion

The Happiness of a Dog with a Ball in Its Mouth by Bruce Handy, illus. by Hyewon Yum (Mar. 30, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-351-7). This story pairing moments of happiness with the troubles that precede them offers a perspective on daily experiences. Ages 3–7.

One Day by Lee Jeok, trans. by Asuka Minamoto, illus. by Kim Seung-yeon (Feb. 23, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-313-5). After the sudden loss of his grandfather, a boy grapples with his understanding of finitude and existence. Ages 4–8.

Sato the Rabbit by Yuki Ainoya, trans. by Michael Blaskowsky (Feb. 23, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-318-0). In this debut book in a Japanese trilogy, Haneru Sato changes into a rabbit and discovers a magical world. Ages 4–8.

The Three Water Drop Brothers by Lee Eun-hee, trans. by Asuka Minamoto, illus. by Yoon Mi-sook (Mar. 23, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-323-4), explores the water cycle through the eyes of water drop siblings who fall from the clouds and travel the world. Ages 4–8.

The Day the Big Bad Wolf Got His Commeuppance by Lisa Wilke Pope, illus. by Arthur Geisert (June 8, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-314-2), reimagines the three pigs to be more resourceful, thanks to their mother’s forewarning and preparation. Ages 5–8.

What Do You Know? by Aracelis Girmay and Ariana Fields (Apr. 6, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-321-0). When Love asks the titular question to honeybees, a historian, fruit bat, and others, each offers a distinctive response. Ages 5–8.

The Wordy Book by Julie Paschkis (Apr. 6, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-353-1) shows how playing with a word’s sound, form, and context can shape its meaning. Ages 5–8.

Shahrzad & the Angry King by Nahid Kazemi (May 18, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-352-4). In this spin on One Thousand and One Nights, Shahrzad imagines herself telling stories to a cruel king to make him reflect on the kind of leader he wants to be. Ages 5–9.

The Most Beautiful Story by Brynjulf Jung Tjønn, trans. by Kari Dickson, illus. by Øyvind Torseter (May 25, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-350-0). After her brother dies, Vera visits a magical creature who tells stories that help heal the trauma of the past. Ages 6–9.

The Book of Questions by Pablo Neruda, trans. by Sara Lissa Paulson, illus. by Paloma Valdivia (Apr. 6, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-322-7), is a bilingual selection of questions from Neruda’s poem, “Book of Questions.” Ages 6–10.

Make Meatballs Sing: The Life & Art of Corita Kent by Matthew Burgess, illus. by Kara Kramer (May 4, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-316-6), offers a biography of this educator, artist, and activist. Ages 6–10.

The Snail with the Right Heart: A True Story by Maria Popova, illus. by Ping Zhu (Feb. 2, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-349-4). This tale about one unusual creature reminds readers to
welcome diversity. Ages 7–12.

The Grammar of Fantasy: An Introduction to the Art of Inventing Stories by Gianni Rodari, trans. by Jack Zipes, illus. by Matt Forsythe (Mar. 30, $27.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-305-0), collects essays about fairy tales and folk tales and their usefulness in teaching creative storytelling. Ages 18 and up.


Chirri & Chirra return in The Rainy Day by Kaya Doi, trans. by David Boyd (May 18, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-307-4), ages 3–8.

Enclave Escape


The Flight and Flame Trilogy concludes with Torch by R.J. Anderson (Feb. 9, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-62184-158-6), ages 12–18. The Colliding Line closes with Realms of Light by Sandra Fernandez Rhoads (Apr. 13, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-62184-164-7), ages 14–18. And Shadow wraps up Heirs of Neverland by Kara Swanson (July 13, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-62184-173-9), ages 14–18.

Entangled Teen

Hear Me by Dana Faletti (July 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64937-033-4). In this romance exploring issues of deafness, a boy and girl learn from each other to find themselves and love. Ages 12 and up.

Ember of Night by Molly E. Lee (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64937-031-0) debuts an angels-and-demons series about a teen who isn’t sure she’ll survive the irresistible new guy. Ages 14 and up.

Just Between Us by Kassy Tayler (Apr. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68281-575-5). A boy takes the stand to testify after his affair with his teacher, Mrs. Anderson. Ages 14 and up.

The Love Song of Ivy K. Harlowe by Hannah Moskowitz (June 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64937-049-5). Three teenage girls star in this #OwnVoices queer love story. Ages 14 and up.


Crave by Tracy Wolff issues Covet (Mar. 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68281-581-6), ages 14 and up.

The Experiment

Reggie, My Rhinoceros: What Will Hopper Do When Reggie Is Gone? by Werner Holzwarth, illus. by Mehrdad Zaeri (Mar. 30, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61519-738-5). A bird coping with the loss of the rhinoceros he lived atop recalls their shared adventures. Ages 5–8.


Moimoi features Look at Me! by Kazuo Hiraki, illus. by Jun Ichihara (Mar. 30, $6.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-61519-780-4), ages up to 3. And My Big Wimmelbooks offers A Day at School by Carolin Görtler (July 6, $12.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-61519-770-5), ages 2–5.

For additional listings of spring 2021 children’s books, as well as our exclusive sneak preview of publishers’ fall 2021 offerings, visit publishersweekly.com/spring2021kids.

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