There’s a Zoo in My Poo by Felice Jacka, illus. by Rob Craw (Apr. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-76078-304-4) discusses what kids need to know about their poop to stay healthy. Ages 6–8.
Macmillan/Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Beach Toys vs. School Supplies by Mike Ciccotello (June 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31404-0). When rivals Shovel and Ruler meet at the beach, a competition ensues. Ages 3–6.
Home Is In Between by Mitali Perkins, illus. by Lavanya Naidu (Feb. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30367-9). A first-generation immigrant navigates her Indian and American cultures to find a new feeling of home. Ages 3–6.
The Pout-Pout Fish and the Mad, Mad Day by Deborah Diesen, illus. by Dan Hanna (May 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30935-0), shows readers how to deal with anger through self-compassion. Ages 3–6.
Something’s Wrong! A Bear, a Hare, and Some Underwear by Jory John, illus. by Erin Kraan (Mar. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31388-3). Friends help a bear through his off day. Ages 3–6.
Dear Librarian by Lydia M. Sigwarth, illus. by Romina Galotta (June 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31390-6). In this true story, first told on NPR’s This American Life, a homeless child finds a safe haven in her local library. Ages 4–8.
First Friend: How Dogs Evolved from Wolves to Become Our Best Friends by Kersten Hamilton, illus. by Jaime Kim (Feb. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31343-2), explains this evolution progression. Ages 4–8.
Thank You, Dr. Salk! The Scientist Who Beat Polio and Healed the World by Dean Robbins, illus. by Mike Dutton (June 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31391-3), tells how Jonas Salk found a cure for polio. Ages 4–8.
There Goes Patti McGee! The Story of the First Women’s National Skateboard Champion by Tootie Nienow, illus. by Erika Medina (Feb. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31399-9), profiles this athlete and winner of the 1964 National Skateboard Championship for Women. Ages 4–8.
The Adventure Is Now by Jess Redman (May 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31471-2). During a summer with his researcher uncle, a boy learns about friendship, protecting the environment, and fighting for what’s right. Ages 8–12.
All You Knead Is Love by Tanya Guerrero (Mar. 30, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31423-1). Alba goes to Spain to live with her estranged grandmother to escape domestic violence at home. Ages 8–12.
Generation Misfits by Akemi Dawn Bowman (June 29, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31374-6). A Japanese American girl finds her true friends when she joins her school’s J-Pop club. Ages 8–12.
The Gilded Girl by Alyssa Colman (Apr. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31393-7). At an elite magical boarding school, Emma and Izzy form an unlikely friendship and fight to protect magic. Ages 8–12.
The Heroes Club by Josephine Cameron (May 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31443-9). After moving to a new town, Zinnia embarks on adventures with real-life superheroes. Ages 8–12.
Spin with Me by Ami Polonsky (Feb. 16, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31350-0) explores non-binary identity and first love through the story of a girl’s crush on nonbinary Ollie. Ages 8–12.
A Thousand Minutes to Sunlight by Jen White (Apr. 20, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30086-9). Cora struggles with anxiety, family secrets, and the meaning of friendship. Ages 8–12.
Breathing Underwater by Sarah Allen (Mar. 30, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31325-8). A road trip with her sister, who’s recovering from depression, teaches an aspiring photographer that loving someone doesn’t come with its own map. Ages 10–14.
The Road to Wherever by John Ed Bradley (May 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31405-7). On a road trip with his auto mechanic cousins, a boy confronts the broken-down parts of himself. Ages 10–14.
A Night Twice as Long by Andrew Simonet (June 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30932-9). A teen sets out on foot to find her autistic brother after a catastrophic power outage. Ages 12 and up.
A Shot at Normal by Marisa Reichardt (Feb. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38095-3). A girl sues her anti-vaccination parents after she contracts and unknowingly passes on measles. Ages 12 and up.
It’s Kind of a Cheesy Love Story by Lauren Morrill (Mar. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30621-2). A teen born in a pizzeria’s bathroom has the dubious honor of free pizza and a guaranteed job. Ages 14 and up.
Love Is for Losers by Wibke Brueggemann (Feb. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31397-5). To Phoebe, falling in love is vile and she vows never to do it—until she meets Emma. Ages 14 and up.
What Big Teeth by Rose Szabo (Feb. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31430-9). Returning to her monstrous, estranged family, a teen must confront the darkness inside her. Ages 14 and up.
If Animals Kissed Good Night by Ann Whitford Paul, illus. by David Walker, picks up If Animals Went to School (May 4, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-374-31474-3), ages up to 3; and If Animals Tried to Be Kind (June 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31342-5), ages 2–6. And Wrath of Ambar by Tanaz Bhathena adds Rising Like a Storm (June 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31311-1), ages 12 and up.
Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends
Little Lunch Truck by Charles Beyl (May 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-25577-8). Little Lunch Truck loves to bring Chef Nina’s food all around town. Ages 2–5.
Oddbird by Derek Desierto (May 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76531-4). The other birds don’t want Oddbird around, but he finds a way to join them while remaining true to himself. Ages 2–5.
Wonderful You by Kate Jane Neal (Apr. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-62375-1) looks at what makes us all special and unique. Ages 2–6.
You Be Daddy by Karla Clark, illus. by Steph Lew (Apr. 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22539-9); and You Be Mommy by Clark, illus. by Zoe Persico (Mar. 30, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-250-79135-1). In these tales, tired parents let their kids take a turn parenting at bedtime. Ages 2–6.
All Kinds of Awesome by Jess Hitchman, illus. by Vivienne To (Apr. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-24525-0), shows children finding their passions. Ages 3–5.
Small Knight and the Anxiety Monster by Manka Kasha (June 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-61879-5). A knight finds the courage to confront an ever-growing monster. Ages 3–6.
The One and Only Sparkella by Channing Tatum, illus. by Kim Barnes (May 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-75075-4). A unique girl has trouble fitting in at school, so her father shows her the importance of staying true to herself. Ages 4–6.
Frankenslime by Joy Keller, illus. by Ashley Belote (July 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76580-2). A young slime scientist is surprised when her latest creation comes to life. Ages 4–7.
Every Day, Chemistry by Julia Sooy, illus. by Bonnie Pang (June 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76869-8), follows a girl and her mother as chemical reactions occur around them. Ages 4–8.
Doggo and Pupper by Katherine Applegate, illus. by Charlie Alder (Mar. 23, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-250-62097-2). In this chapter book series debut, a puppy joins an old dog’s household. Ages 6–9.
What the Road Said by Cleo Wade, illus. by Lucie de Moyencourt (Mar. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-26949-2). This debut book celebrates the journey we are all on and the questions we ask along the way. Ages 6–10.
The Double Life of Danny Day by Mike Thayer (June 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-77099-8). Danny uses his ability to live every day twice to bring down bullies at his new school. Ages 8–12.
Flight: A Novel of a Daring Escape During World War II by Vanessa Harbour (Mar. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76143-9). A Jewish boy and a Roma girl lead a group of horses across the mountains to escape Nazis during WWII. Ages 8–12.
Upstander by James Preller (May 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-25152-7). A seventh grader copes with bullying and a family crisis involving her older brother’s drug use. Ages 8–12.
Life in the Balance by Jen Petro-Roy (Feb. 16, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-61973-0). Veronica struggles to balance softball, friends, and family turmoil. Ages 9–12.
The Magical Imperfect by Chris Baron (June 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76782-0). This novel-in-verse features a Jewish boy who stops speaking and the outcast girl he befriends. Ages 9–12.
A Sisterhood of Secret Ambitions by Sheena Boekweg (June 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-77098-1). In 1926, a girl backed by a secret society of powerful women tries to make a future President fall in love with her. Ages 13–17.
City of Spells by Alexandra Christo (Mar. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31840-4). In this sequel to Into the Crooked Place, four unlikely allies face unimaginable sacrifices. Ages 13 and up.
The Forest of Stolen Girls by June Hur (Apr. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22958-8). After her father vanishes while investigating the disappearance of 13 girls, Hwani picks up the trail. Ages 13 and up.
Gearbreakers by Zoe Hana Mikuta (June 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-26950-8). Living under a tyrannical regime, two girls on opposite sides of a war discover their common purpose—and fall for each other. Ages 13 and up.
It Goes Like This by Miel Moreland (May 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76748-6). After a storm, four queer teens—ex-best friends and ex-members of a band—rebuild their town. Ages 13 and up.
The Mirror Season by Anna-Marie McLemore (Mar. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-62412-3). Two teens who were sexually assaulted at the same party bond through magical phenomena. Ages 13 and up.
Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé (June 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-80081-7). In this debut thriller, two students contend with an anonymous bully. Ages 14 and up.
Royal Rescues by Paula Harrison, illus. by Olivia Chin Mueller, welcomes The Cuddly Seal (July 13, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-250-79113-9), ages 5–8. Treehouse Books by Andy Griffiths, illus. by Terry Denton, adds The 130-Story Treehouse (Apr. 6, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23608-1), ages 6–10. My FANGtastically Evil Vampire Pet by Mo O’Hara, illus. by Marek Jagucki, gains Survival of the Furriest (Feb. 23, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-12818-8), ages 7–10. Young Captain Nemo by Jason Henderson wraps up with The Serpent’s Nest (Mar. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-17327-0), ages 9–12. Adventure on Trains by M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman, illus. by Elisa Paganelli, rolls on with Kidnap on the California Comet (Feb. 23, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22293-0), ages 10–14. And Blade of Secrets (May 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-75680-0) kicks off the fantasy duology Bladesmith by Tricia Leven-
seller, ages 13 and up.
Blue, Barry and Pancakes (Mar. 9, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-250-25555-6) and Escape from Balloonia (June 8, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-250-25556-3) by Dan and Jason launch a series starring three animal pals. Ages 4–8.
Kitty Sweet Tooth by Abby Denson, illus. by Utomaru (Apr. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19677-4). The feline manager of a movie theater serves the audience special desserts. Ages 6–10.
Bad Sister by Charise Mericle Harper, illus. by Rory Lucey (July 13, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-21906-0). In this graphic memoir, a girl experiences a crisis of conscience when she realizes that she is a “bad sister.” Ages 8–12.
The Fifth Quarter by Mike Dawson (May 11, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-250-24417-8) opens a graphic-novel duology about a girl combatting her insecurity through her love of basketball. Ages 8–12.
Infinite Adventures of Supernova: Pepper Page Saves the Universe! by Landry Q. Walker, illus. by Eric Jones (Feb. 16, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-250-21691-5), debuts a series about a shy comic-book geek who becomes her own superhero. Ages 8–12
The Leak by Kate Reed Petty, illus. by Andrea Bell (Mar. 16, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-250-21795-0). To uncover a secret threatening her town, a journalist investigates corruption and pollution. Ages 8–12.
My Own World by Mike Holmes (June 22, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20827-9; $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-20828-6). When Nathan hears his parents talking about a family crisis, he seeks sanctuary in a fantasy world accessed through a portal in an abandoned lighthouse. Ages 8–12.
No One Returns from the Enchanted Forest by Robin Robinson (May 25, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-250-21152-1). A shy goblin ventures into an enchanted forest to save her sister. Ages 8–12.
Jukebox by Nidhi Chanani (June 22, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15636-5). Tinged with magical realism, this novel about family and friendship features a time-traveling jukebox. Ages 10–14.
Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen, illus. by Faith Erin Hicks (June 8, $25.99, ISBN 978-1-250-77962-5). In this series opener, two friends go on a madcap mission to win a robotics tournament to save their school club. Ages 14 and up.
CICI’s Journal by Joris Chamblain, illus. by Aurélie Neyret, greets Lost and Found (July 20, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76339-6), ages 8–12. Island Book by Evan Dahm issues The Infinite Land (May 18, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23629-6), ages 8–12. New History Comics are The American Bison: The Buffalo’s Survival Tale by Andy Hirsch (June 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-26583-8); and The Wild Mustang: Horses of the American West by Chris Duffy, illus. by Falynn Koch (Feb. 23, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-17427-7), ages 9–13. Maker Comics adds Build a Robot! by Colleen AF Venable, illus. by Kathryn Hudson (Mar. 30, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15215-2); and Survive in the Outdoors! by Mike Lawrence (June 15, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-62065-1), ages 9–13. And joining Science Comics are The Digestive System: A Tour Through Your Guts by Jason Viola, illus. by Andy Ristaino (Mar. 23, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20405-9); and Spiders: Worldwide Webs by Tait Howard (June 22, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22284-8), ages 9–13.
That Way Madness Lies: Fifteen of Shakespeare’s Most Notable Works Reimagined, edited by Dahlia Adler (Mar. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-75386-1), compiles Shakespearean stories retold by 15 YA authors. Ages 12 and up.
Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean (May 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76660-1). A Japanese American teen discovers that her long-lost father is the Crown Prince of Japan. Ages 12 and up.
Anna K by Jenny Lee continues with Anna K Away (Apr. 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23646-3), ages 14 and up.
Mucky Truck by Ammi-Joan Paquette, illus. by Elisa Ferro (June 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-26380-3). When a truck gets stuck in the mud, his vehicle friends help him out. Ages 2–6.
My America by Karen Katz (June 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8050-9012-3). This celebration of immigration to the U.S. showcases children who have come from many countries. Ages 2–6.
Beast in Show by Anna Staniszewski, illus. by Joanie Stone (Feb. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-126-7). Julia and her dog Huxley enter an unusual, fiercely competitive dog show. Ages 3–6.
Rabbit! Rabbit! Rabbit! by Lorna Scobie (Feb. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76074-6). A rabbit gets a big surprise—it’s no longer an only child. Ages 3–6.
Trillions of Trees: A Counting and Planting Book by Kurt Cyrus (Mar. 16, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22907-6) focuses on the importance of planting trees and preserving diverse ecosystems. Ages 3–6.
Brains! Not Just a Zombie Snack by Stacy McAnulty, illus. by Matthew Rivera (July 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30404-9), launches a series focused on the science of the body. Ages 4–8.
The Lost Little Bird by David M. McPhail (Mar. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22291-6). After he loses his memory, a bird goes on an adventure to discover who he is. Ages 4–8.
Sarah and the Big Wave by Bonnie Tsui, illus. by Sophie Diao (May 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23948-8), introduces Sarah Gerhardt, one of the first female big-wave surfers. Ages 4–8.
Starboy: Inspired by the Life and Lyrics of David Bowie by Jami Gigot (May 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23943-3) imagines the story of a lonely boy enchanted by the music of the stars—yet no one else can hear the rhythm that moves through his body. Ages 4–8.
This Very Tree: A Story of 9/11, Resilience, and Regrowth by Sean Rubin (Apr. 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-78850-4) offers a portrait of a pear tree that survived the 9/11 attacks. Ages 4–8.
Triceratopposite by Bridget Heos, illus. by T.L. McBeth (Apr. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-13489-9). In this follow-up to Stegothesaurus, a little dinosaur says and does the opposite of what his parents want him to. Ages 4–8.
Your Future Is Bright by Corey Finkle, illus. by Shelley Couvillion (Apr. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-62144-3),
celebrates the possibilities of the future and the potential in every child. Ages 4–8.
Lady Bird Johnson, That’s Who! The Story of a Cleaner and Greener America by Tracy Nelson Maurer, illus. by Ginnie Hsu (Feb. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-24036-1), spotlights Lady Bird Johnson’s environmentalist passion and legacy as First Lady. Ages 5–9.
Fitz and Cleo by Jonathan Stutzman, illus. by Heather Fox (May 4, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23944-0), starts up a graphic-novel series about the adventures of two ghost siblings. Ages 6–9.
Game, Set, Sisters! The Story of Venus and Serena Williams by Jay Leslie, illus. by Ebony Glenn (Mar. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30740-8), profiles these tennis champions. Ages 6–10.
Pawcasso by Remy Lai (May 11, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-250-77448-4) highlights the unexpected friendship between a lonely girl and a dog who goes grocery shopping on his own. Ages 8–12.
Rhinos in Nebraska: The Amazing Discovery of the Ashfall Fossil Beds by Alison Pearce Stevens, illus. by Matt Huynh (July 20, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-26657-6), tells of the Ashfall Fossil Beds, the resting place of more than 200 prehistoric animals. Ages 8–12.
The Burning: Young Readers Edition: Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 by Tim Madigan (May 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-78769-9) adapts this account of Black Wall Street in Tulsa’s Greenwood community and the Tulsa Race Massacre. Ages 10–14.
Permanent Record: Young Readers Edition: How One Man Exposed the Truth About Government Spying and Digital Security by Edward Snowden (Feb. 9, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76791-2). This adaptation of Snowden’s memoir features a new afterword. Ages 10–14.
Second Chance by W. Stone Cotter (June 22, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-259-2). In this sequel to Saint Philomene’s Infirmary for Magical Creatures, siblings return to a magical underground realm to prevent disaster. Ages 10–14.
Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley (Mar. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76656-4). Caught between two worlds, a Native teen goes undercover to root out crime and corruption. Ages 14 and up.
The Mary Shelley Club by Goldy Moldavsky (Apr. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23010-2) uncovers a secret society whose members are united by a love of horror movies. Ages 14 and up.
She’s Too Pretty to Burn by Wendy Heard (Mar. 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-24675-2). A romance set against a rebel art scene sparks lethal danger for two girls. Ages 14 and up.
Happy County Books adds Cars, Signs, and Porcupines! by Ethan Long (Mar. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76598-7), ages 3–6. Our Universe issues Mars! Earthlings Welcome by Stacy McAnulty, illus. by Stevie Lewis (Feb. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-25688-1), ages 4–8. Albert Hopper, Science Hero returns in Blasting Through the Solar System! by John Himmelman (Feb. 16, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23018-8), ages 6–8. Monster and Boy by Hannah Barnaby, illus. by Anoosha Syed, greets Monster’s First Day of School (Mar. 2, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-21785-1), ages 6–9. Epic Athletes welcomes Zion Williamson by Dan Wetzel, illus. by David Sanangelo (Mar. 16, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76233-7), ages 8–12. Thieves of Weirdwood by Christian McKay Heidicker and William Shivering (Apr. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30290-8) picks up Ghosts of Weirdwood, ages 8–12. And My Life by Janet Tashjian, illus. by Jake Tashjian, offers My Life as a Billionaire (Apr. 6, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-26181-6), ages 9–12.
Latinitas: Celebrating 40 Big Dreamers by Juliet Menéndez (Feb. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23462-9) compiles portraits and bios of Latinas and Latin American women who followed their dreams. Ages 8–12.
Darcy’s First Sleepover by Julie Fortenberry (June 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-75590-2) offers a reassuring take on a first sleepover. Ages 4–8.
An Equal Shot: How the Law Title IX Changed America by Helaine Becker, illus. by Dow Phumiruk (Feb. 23, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-24195-5), reveals the history and importance of Title IX as civil rights legislature. Ages 4–8.
I Is for Immigrants by Selina Alko (June 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23786-6) presents an alphabetical look at multiculturalism and how immigrants enrich our communities. Ages 4–8.
Wilbur Wright Meets Lady Liberty by Robert Burleigh, illus. by Wendell Minor (Mar. 9, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-368-1), recounts Wright’s flight around the Statue of Liberty. Ages 5–9.
Master of His Fate: Roosevelt’s Rise from Polio to the Presidency by James Tobin (Mar. 23, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-520-3) examines how FDR’s battle with polio set him on the course to the presidency. Ages 9–14.
The Sharey Godmother by Samantha Berger, illus. by Mike Curato (Apr. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22230-5), spotlights the joy of sharing for sharing’s sake. Ages 3–6.
A Tree for Mr. Fish by Peter Stein (June 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-75871-2). Mr. Fish refuses to share his tree until he realizes that making friends is more rewarding than losing them. Ages 3–6.
It’s Okay to Smell Good! by Jason Tharp (Feb. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31133-7). Panda Cat struggles with his fears and unique nature. Ages 4–7.
Sunrise Summer by Matthew Swanson, illus. by Robbi Behr (Apr. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-08058-5). A girl’s self-confidence burgeons on a family expedition to Alaska. Ages 4–7.
Complete the Quest: The Poisonous Library by Brian McLachlan (June 8, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-26829-7). This interactive graphic novel is also a story-based, role-playing game. Ages 8–12.
The Edge of Strange Hollow by Gabrielle K. Byrne (May 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-62466-6). Banned from the Grimwood, Poppy imagines joining her parents as they hunt for the forest’s cursed magical objects. Ages 8–12.
The Backups: A Summer of Stardom by Alex de Campi, illus. by Lara Kane (Apr. 13, $25.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15394-4; paper, ISBN 978-1-250-21259-7). Three misfit performing arts students tour as backup singers for a pop star. Ages 12 and up.
A Better Bad Idea by Laurie DeVore (Mar. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22595-5). Evelyn is desperate to escape her Southern town and protect her little sister from her mother’s abusive boyfriend. Ages 14 and up.
Darling by K. Ancrum (June 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-26526-5). A teen gets lost on a dangerous adventure
in this modern-day reimagining of Peter Pan. Ages 14 and up.
The Half-Orphan’s Handbook by Joan F. Smith (Apr. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-62468-0). After her father’s suicide, Lila is sent to a grief camp and faces new truths about her family. Ages 14 and up.
All the Tides of Fate by Adalyn Grace (Feb. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30781-1). In this sequel to All the Stars and Teeth, Amora juggles ruling, loyalty to her crew, and her heart’s desires. Ages 15 and up.
In the Ravenous Dark by A.M. Strickland (May 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-77660-0). A pansexual blood mage and an undead spirit spark a rebellion among living and dead. Ages 15 and up.
Glam Prix Pals by Deanna Kent, illus. by Neil Hooson, opens with Glam Prix Racers (May 4, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-250-26538-8), ages 4–8. Startup Squad by Brian Weisfeld and Nicole C. Kear offers Party Problems (May 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-18051-3), ages 8–12. And the King of Scars duology by Leigh Bardugo concludes with Rule of Wolves (Mar. 30, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-250-14230-6), ages 14 and up.
Wings: Birds, Bees, Biplanes, and Other Things with Wings by Tracey Turner, illus. by Fatti Burke (May 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7553-9), examines birds, bees, biplanes, and other winged creatures. Ages 6–9.
Women’s Soccer Records by Emily Stead (Mar. 9, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7534-7724-3) is a compendium of women’s soccer players, stats, tournaments, records, and more. Ages 7–11.
She Shoots, She Scores! A Celebration of Women’s Soccer by Catriona Clarke, illus. by Sarah Long (June 22, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7707-6; $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7534-7708-3), captures the triumph and despair of key moments in women’s world soccer. Ages 8–11.
Exploding Beetles and Inflatable Fish by Tracey Turner, illus. by Andrew Wightman (May 4, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7625-3). Fact-obsessed pet owner Sam Quigley delivers information about strange animals. Ages 8–12.
Ultimate Gamer: Career Mode by Craig Steele (Feb. 2, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7534-7636-9) is a handbook featuring cool jobs in the gaming industry and how to land one. Ages 10–14.
Amazing Machines by Tony Mitton, illus. by Ant Parker, welcomes Remarkable Robots (Feb. 16, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7678-9; $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7534-7679-6), ages 3–5. How Many by Tracey Turner, illus. by Jen Khatun, adds How Many Hairs on a Grizzly Bear? And Other Big Questions About Numbers (July 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7726-7), ages 6–10. Activists Assemble by Ben Hoare kicks off with Save Your Planet (Mar. 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7691-8; $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7534-7690-1), ages 8–12. And new Basher titles include Basher Money: How to Save, Spend, and Manage Your Moola! by Jacob Field, illus. by Simon Basher (Mar. 9, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7684-0; $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7534-7685-7), ages 8–12.
Outdoor School issues Outdoor School Essentials: Animal Tracks (Apr. 27, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-75468-4); Outdoor School Essentials: Survival Skills (Apr. 27, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-75467-7); Animal Watching: The Definitive Interactive Nature Guide by Mary Kay Carson, illus. by Emily Dahl (Apr. 27, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-23083-6); Hiking and Camping: The Definitive Interactive Nature Guide by Jennifer Pharr Davis and Haley Blevins, illus. by Aliki Karkoulia (Apr. 27, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-23084-3); and Rock, Fossil, and Shell Hunting: The Definitive Interactive Nature Guide by Jennifer Swanson, illus. by John D. Dawson (Apr. 27, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-23065-2), ages 10–14.
The following books are created by Roger Priddy:
Carry-Along Tab Book offers My Trick-or-Treat Bag (July 13, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-146-9), ages up to 3. Learn and Explore presents Touch and Feel Colors (Feb. 23, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-122-3), ages up to 3. With Love picks up Daddy, You’re Amazing (May 4, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-155-1) and Mommy, You’re Amazing (Mar. 30, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-125-4), ages up to 3. First 100 adds First 100 Dinosaurs (June 15, $5.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-145-2), ages up to 4. And Sliding Pictures continues with Spooky Halloween (July 13, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-147-6), ages up to 4; and Mom Is My Home (Mar. 30, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-141-4) and Home on the Farm (May 18, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-140-7), ages 1–3.
New to Little Baby Learns are Colors (May 4, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-150-6) and Words (May 4, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-139-1), ages 1–3. On the Move issues On the Farm (June 15, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-142-1) and Up in the Air (June 15, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-143-8), ages 1–4. Shiny Shapes presents Party Time (Feb. 23, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-130-8), ages 2–5. And Priddy Learning greets My First Animals (May 4, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-136-0); My First Ready for School (May 4, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-138-4), ages 3–5; and My First Let’s Spell (May 4, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-137-7), ages 4–6.
Bedtime for Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel (May 11, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-250-74994-9). It’s bedtime and (big surprise!) Bad Kitty is not very happy about it. Ages 2–5.
Yes & No by Elisha Cooper (Apr. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-25733-8) follows a cat and puppy through the ups and downs of their day. Ages 2–6.
The Lost Package by Richard Ho, illus. by Jessica Lanan (Mar. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23135-2). A missing parcel is found in this behind-the-scenes look at goings-on at the post office. Ages 3–6.
The New Kid Has Fleas by Ame Dyckman, illus. by Eda Kaban (June 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-24524-3). In this tale, the new kid in school appears to have been raised by wolves. Ages 3–6.
I Wish You Knew by Jackie Azúa Kramer, illus. by Magdalena Mora (May 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22630-3). When Estrella’s father has to leave because, like her, he wasn’t born in this country she misses him greatly. Ages 4–7.
Sock on the Loose by Conor McGlauflin (Feb. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30457-5). This debut picture book features socks who chase their dreams. Ages 4–7.
Dessert Island by Ben Zhu (May 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76330-3). Two animals are stranded in this tale of consumption and conservation: one on a desert island, one on a dessert island. Ages 4–8.
Memory Jars by Vera Brosgol (May 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31487-1). Freda finds a clever way to keep her favorite things—and people—close to her forever. Ages 4–8.
The Rescuer of Tiny Creatures by Curtis Manley, illus. by Lucy Ruth Cummins (June 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-24671-4), addresses caring for the tiniest creatures among us. Ages 4–8.
What the World Could Make: A Story of Hope by Holly M. McGhee, illus. by Pascal Lemaître (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-26811-2). Bunny and Rabbit celebrate the seasons. Ages 4–8.
The Wisdom of Trees: How Trees Work Together to Form a Natural Kingdom by Lita Judge (Mar. 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23707-1). Poems and facts spotlight trees and the hidden ecosystems they create. Ages 5–8.
My Thoughts Are Clouds: Poems for Mindfulness by Georgia Heard, illus. by Isabel Roxas (Feb. 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-24468-0), uses poetry to demonstrate mindfulness and provides tools for being present. Ages 8–12.
Meltdown: Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Disaster in Fukushima by Deirdre Langeland (Feb. 9, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-700-7) reveals how an earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown caused the 2011 Fukushima power plant disaster. Ages 10–14.
Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Boy by Emmanuel Acho (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-80106-7). This book encouraging dialogue about systemic racism was inspired by Acho’s viral video series, Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man. Ages 10–14.
The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-25856-4). When a series of manmade disasters rocks the planet, a STEM prodigy must decide if she’s ready to use science to help humanity. Ages 12–17.
She Drives Me Crazy by Kelly Quindlen (Apr. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20915-3). High-school nemeses fall in love in this queer YA rom-com. Ages 12 and up.
May the Best Man Win by ZR Ellor (May 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-62512-0). A transgender teen and the boy he previously dumped vie for the title of homecoming king. Ages 14 and up.
The Sea Is Salt and So Am I by Cassandra Hartt (June 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-61924-2). In this novel about love and trust, a teen saves her town from a devastating storm. Ages 14 and up.
What Beauty There Is by Cory Anderson (Apr. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-26809-9) focuses on broken people who are trying to survive, including 17-year-old Jack and the little brother he could lose to foster care. Ages 14 and up.
New Nerdy Babies titles by Emmy Kastner are Dinosaurs (July 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-75608-4; $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-250-75607-7) and Transportation (July 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-75610-7), ages up to 3. If Animals Disappeared issues If Bees Disappeared by Lily Williams (Mar. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23245-8), ages 4–8. The Truth About Parrots by Maxwell Eaton III (May 11, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23255-7) wraps up The Truth About Your Favorite Animals, ages 4–8. Haylee and Comet by Deborah Marcero opens with Haylee and Comet: A Tale of Cosmic Friendship (June 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-77439-2), ages 6–9. Fart Quest by Aaron Reynolds, illus. by Cam Kendell, gains The Barf of the Bedazzler (Feb. 2, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20638-1), ages 8–12. And Sharks Incorporated by Randy Wayne White offers Stingers (June 22, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-24463-5), ages 8–12.
The Immortal Game by Talia Rothschild and A.C. Harvey (May 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-26290-5). In this YA debut, an exiled goddess embarks on a quest to clear her name and save Mount Olympus. Ages 13 and up.
Kiss and Repeat by Heather Truett (May 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-26292-9). Using the method learned from his scientist father, Steven launches an experiment that involves kissing as many girls as possible. Ages 13 and up.
Lost in the Never Woods by Aiden Thomas (Mar. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31397-3). A teen faces her fears and a past she can’t remember to rescue children who go missing. Ages 13 and up.
The Marvelous by Claire Kann (June 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19269-1). Three teens locked in a mansion contend for a cash prize in a competition run by a mysterious heiress. Ages 13 and up.
The Secret Recipe for Moving On by Karen Bischer (Mar. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-24230-3). Ellie must make new friends while watching her ex swoon over his new girlfriend. Ages 13 and up.
This Is for Tonight by Jessica Patrick (May 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-75715-9). Andi attends a music festival to capture an interview with a new band and make money for college. Ages 13 and up.
We Are the Fire by Sam Taylor (Feb. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-24142-9). Two teens plot to tear down the tyrannical empire that stole them from their families. Ages 13 and up.
Faking Reality by Sara Fujimura (July 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20410-3). The daughter of an HGTV showrunner tries to keep her crush from leaving his life in Phoenix behind. Ages 12–17.
Unstoppable: Victories Greater Than Death by Charlie Jane Anders (Apr. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31731-5) launches a sci-fi series set against the backdrop of an intergalactic war. Ages 13 and up.
Catnet by Naomi Kritzer issues Chaos on Catnet (Apr. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-16522-0), ages 13–17. Witchlands by Susan Dennard picks up Witchshadow (Feb. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-7934-4), ages 13–17. A Chorus Rises by Bethany C. Morrow (June 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31603-5) is a new Song Below Water novel, ages 13 and up. Dark Shores by Danielle L. Jensen greets Gilded Serpent (Apr. 27, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31779-7), ages 13 and up. Extraordinaries by T.J. Klune adds Flash Fire (July 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20368-7), ages 13 and up. And joining Kingdoms of Sand and Sky by Sarah Henning is The Queen Will Betray You (July 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23746-0), ages 13 and up.
Lily to the Rescue by W. Bruce Cameron, illus. by James Bernardin, welcomes Lost Little Leopard (Feb. 23, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-76256-6) and The Misfit Donkey (Feb. 23, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-76268-9), ages 7–10. And Cameron’s Puppy Tales continues with Cooper’s Story (May 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-16338-7), ages 8–12.
A House Without Walls by Elizabeth Laird (Mar. 1, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5098-2824-1). Safiya uncovers personal secrets as she and her family rebuild their lives in Jordan after fleeing war-torn Syria. Ages 9–11.
Return to Wonderland (May 1, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5290-0685-8). Stories by U.K. authors revisit Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland to imagine what happens without Alice there. Ages 9–14.
Better Together by Christine Riccio (June 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76006-7). Sisters who have lived separate lives switch places to confront their broken family. Ages 12 and up.
Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: Young Adult Edition: A Hip-Hop History by Jeff Chang and Dave Cook (Mar. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-79051-4) showcases this music that transformed American culture. Ages 12 and up.
Sisters of Salem: Spells Trouble by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast (May 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76563-5). In this series debut, things go awry for twin witches preparing to become Gatekeepers to the underworlds. Ages 12 and up.
Where It All Lands by Jennie Wexler (July 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-75004-4). When Stevie meets Drew and Shane, a coin toss alters the course of their year in unexpected ways. Ages 12 and up.
Amelia Unabridged by Ashley Schumacher (Feb. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-25302-6). A teen meets the author who brought her together with her deceased best friend. Ages 13–17.
The Last Secret You’ll Ever Keep by Laurie Faria Stolarz (Mar. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30373-8). A teen who’s kidnapped from her home meets a girl online with a story eerily similar to her own. Ages 13–17.
Down Comes the Night by Allison Saft (Mar. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-62363-8). A healer called to an estate to cure a servant learns that the patient is her kingdom’s enemy. Ages 13 and up.
Hurricane Summer by Asha Bromfield (May 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-62223-5). During a hurricane in Jamaica, a teen comes to terms with her family and herself. Ages 13 and up.
Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzales (Mar. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76978-7). A bisexual girl who gives anonymous love advice is hired by a hot guy to help get his ex back. Ages 13 and up.
The Project by Courtney Summers (Feb. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-10573-8). An aspiring journalist infiltrates a cult in order to save her sister. Ages 13 and up.
Slingshot by Mercedes Helnwein (Apr. 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-25300-2). Grace and Wade bond after she saves him from bullies with her slingshot—but she breaks his heart. Ages 13 and up.
The Tragedy of Dane Riley by Kat Spears (June 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-12480-7). Dan confronts his feelings about his father’s death, his new family, and the girl next door. Ages 13 and up.
Cool for the Summer by Dahlia Adler (May 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76582-6). Lara catches the eye of her crush, Chase, but her recent fling, Jasmine, turns things upside-down. Ages 14 and up.
Trouble Girls by Julia Lynn Rubin (June 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-75724-1). When a road trip turns bloody, best friends must cut ties to their previous lives. Ages 14 and up.
Fable by Adrienne Young continues with Namesake (Mar. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-25439-9), ages 12 and up. Something Dark and Holy by Emily A. Duncan offers Blessed Monsters (Apr. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19572-2), ages 13 and up. And Simon Snow by Rainbow Rowell welcomes Any Way the Wind Blows (July 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-25433-7), ages 16 and up.
Manga Classics presents a manga version of Othello by William Shakespeare, adapted by Crystal S. Chan, illus. by Julien Choy (May 1, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-947808-13-3; $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-947808-14-0), ages 13–17.
Where Do You Poop? by Agnese Baruzzi (Feb. 9, $11.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6626-5042-0) is a potty-training book featuring rhymes and facts about animals’ excretion. Ages 1–3.
Peek-a-Mood by Giuliano Ferri (Feb. 9, $11.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6626-5038-3) invites children to open the flaps and explore a range of emotions. Ages 1–4.
Pangolina by Jane Goodall, illus. by Ma Daishu (Apr. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-6626-5040-6), in which a boy rescues a caged pangolin. Ages 4–8.
Slow Down, Monkey! by Jess French, illus. by Eefje Kuijl (Apr. 1, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-78055-611-6). The race is on to plan a party for a spider monkey’s birthday. Ages 3–5.
Have Fun at Home: Over 80 Games and Activities for the Whole Family by Alison Maloney, illus. by A.J. Garces, David Woodroffe, and others (Mar. 1, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-78055-736-6), outlines activities that challenge minds and muscles. Ages 8–13.
The King’s Golden Beard by Klaas Verplancke (Feb. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-6626-5039-0) relays the tale of a very long beard and its short-sighted royal owner. Ages 4–8.
The Curie Society, created by Heather Einhorn and Adam Staffaroni, written by Janet Harvey, illus. by Sonia Liao (Apr. 27, $18.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-262-53994-4). In this graphic novel, a society of women dedicated to STEM undertakes missions to save the world. Ages 12 and up.
Hum by William David Thomas (May 14, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-73221-372-2). Allen does everything he can to save a llama who means more to him than he realizes. Ages 9–12.
Surviving Bear Island by Paul Greci continues with Follow the River (May 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-73221-371-5), ages 9–12. And The Lost Tribes by Christine Taylor-Butler adds Trials (July 8, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-73221-375-3), ages 10–12.
Unforgotten: The Wild Life of Dian Fossey and Her Relentless Quest to Save Mountain Gorillas by Anita Silvey (June 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-7185-1) concludes a trilogy of biographies spotlighting anthropologist Louis Leakey’s “Trimates.” Ages 8–12.
Go Wild! debuts with Pandas by Margie Markarian (June 1, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-7160-8) and Sea Turtles by Jill Esbaum (June 1, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-7158-5), ages 4–8. Little Kids First Big Books issues Little Kids First Big Book of Rocks, Minerals & Shells by Moira Rose Donohue (July 6, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-7222-3), ages 4–8. National Geographic Kids Almanacs releases National Geographic Kids Almanac 2022 (May 4, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-7202-5), ages 8–12. And Weird but True welcomes Weird but True Ocean (June 8, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-7181-3), ages 8–12.
Finish Strong: Seven Marathons, Seven Continents, Seven Days by Dave McGillivray, illus. by Hui Li (Mar. 15, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-64741-039-1), follows the author’s quest to complete the World Marathon Challenge. Ages 5–9.
Joining Build It Yourself are The Science and Technology of Ben Franklin by Alicia Klepeis (May 15, $17.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64741-018-6) and The Science and Technology of Leonardo Da Vinci by Elizabeth Pagel-Hogan (May 15, $17.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64741-014-8), both illus. by Micah Rauch; and The Science and Technology of Marie Curie by Julie Knutson, illus. by Michelle Simpson (June 15, $17.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64741-022-3), ages 9–12. And Inquire & Investigate gains The Universe: The Big Bang, Black Holes, and Blue Whales by Matthew Brenden Wood, illus. by Alexis Cornell (Apr. 15, $17.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-61930-932-6), ages 12–15.
Meet Me by the Sea by Taltal Levi (Feb. 2, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4432-2). A girl follows her own path and makes a new friend. Ages 4–7.
Robert and the World’s Best Cake by Anne-Catherine Behl (Feb. 2, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4431-5). A boy and his father are repeatedly interrupted when they try to eat the cake they’ve baked. Ages 4–7.
Norman’s First Day at Dino Day Care by Sean Julian (July 6, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4414-8). Shy Norman is nervous on his first day at daycare. Ages 4–8.
Peace (Mar. 2, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4449-0) and Paz (Mar. 2, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4455-1) by Miranda Paul and Baptiste Paul, illus. by Estelí Meza. English- and Spanish-language editions explore ways we can bring peace into our lives. Ages 4–8.
The Speckled Feather by Johanna Ries (May 4, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4447-6). Feathers are ruffled in this friendship story. Ages 4–8.
What Happens While You Sleep by Anna Russelman (May 4, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4446-9). This imagining of what happens in one’s brain when sleeping emphasizes the importance of getting enough rest. Ages 4–8.
Little Polar Bear and the Pandas by Hans De Beer (Feb. 2, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4428-5). Polar bear Lars makes some new friends in China. Ages 5–8.
Norton Young Readers
Bear Against Time by Jean-Luc Fromental, illus. by Joëlle Jolivet (Feb. 16, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-324-01135-4). Bear learns to tell time after his jumbled scheduling disrupts his human family. Ages 4–7.
Dumplings for Lili by Melissa Iwai (June 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-324-00342-7). Lili helps the grandmothers in her apartment building borrow ingredients for various dumplings. Ages 4–8.
The Old Boat by Jarrett Pumphrey and Jerome Pumphrey (Mar. 2, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-324-00517-9). A boy and his grandmother sail the seas in their beloved fishing boat. Ages 4–8.
I Get Loud by David Ouimet (July 6, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-324-00439-4). A girl uses her newfound voice and confidence to connect with a friend and to preserve her history. Ages 6–8.
Crossing the Stream by Elizabeth Irene-Baitie (May 11, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-324-01709-7). After talking with his grandmother, Ato visits the bird sanctuary that his late father helped build. Ages 9–12.
Dovey Undaunted by Tonya Bolden (June 15, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-324-00317-5) profiles American lawyer and civil rights activist Dovey Johnson Roundtree. Ages 9–12.
The Hatmakers by Tamzin Merchant, illus. by Paola Escobar (Feb. 2, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-324-01603-8). In this series debut, a girl from a family of magical milliners uncovers the truth about her father’s disappearance and foils a plot against the Crown. Ages 9–12.
Hunter’s Choice by Trent Reedy (Mar. 2, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-324-01137-8). On his first hunting trip, Hunter grapples with having the power of life and death in his hands. Ages 9–12.
Larger Than Life: President Lyndon B. Johnson and the Passing of the Voting Rights Act by Anne Quirk (July 13, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-324-01554-3). This biography focuses on LBJ’s role in the 1965 passage of the Voting Rights Act. Ages 10–14.
From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial That Galvanized the Asian American Movement by Paula Yoo (Apr. 6, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-324-00287-1) examines the 1982 killing of Vincent Chin in Detroit and the trial and activism that followed. Ages 12 and up.
Wait! What? by Dan Gutman, illus. by Allison Steinfeld, picks up Albert Einstein Was a Dope? (May 4, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-324-01558-1; $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-324-01705-9) and Muhammad Ali Was a Chicken? (May 4, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-324-01560-4; $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-324-01706-6), ages 7–10. And Darkwhispers (Mar. 16, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-324-01595-6) joins Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy; illus. by George Ermos, ages 8–12.
The following books are being published simultaneously in English and Spanish editions:
On the Way Home (May 4, $15.95, ISBN 978-84-18133-22-0) and Una tarde súper increíble (May 4, $15.95, ISBN 978-84-18133-21-3) by A.H. Benjamin, illus. by Anne Vasko. A girl and her grandfather make memories on their walk home. Ages 3–7.
The Story of Baldomera (Apr. 6, $15.95, ISBN 978-84-18133-69-5) and La Burrita Baldomera (Apr. 6, $15.95, ISBN 978-84-18133-68-8) by Ismael F. Arias and Enrique G. Ballesteros, illus. by Ayesha L. Rubio. A donkey and a man reunite after being separated during the pandemic. Ages 3–8.
Berta’s Boxes (June 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-84-18133-19-0) and Las cajas de Berta (June 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-84-18133-18-3) by Dario Alvisi, illus. by Amélie Graux. Berta discovers the importance of expressing her feelings after bottling them up for too long. Ages 4–8.
The Incredible Ship of Captain Skip (May 18, $15.95, ISBN 978-84-18133-16-9) and El increíble barco del Capitàn Marco (May 18, $15.95, ISBN 978-84-18133-15-2) by Alicia Acosta, illus. by Cecilia Moreno. A captain and his crew cross the sea to find lost treasures. Ages 4–8.
The Pepperstorm (June 15, $15.95, ISBN 978-84-17673-80-2) and Tormenta de pimienta (June 15, $15.95, ISBN 978-84-17673-79-6) by Rafael Ordoñez, illus. by Marisa Morea. Mice devise a plan to avoid being stepped on by elephants. Ages 4–8.
Titles in Spanish
El ladrón del sombrero (This Is Not My Hat) by Jon Klassen (July 6, $16.95, ISBN 978-84-18133-65-7), ages 3–8.
City Baby by Laurie Elmquist, illus. by Ashley Barron (May 11, $10.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-4598-2592-5), highlights the joys of living in a bustling metropolis. Ages up to 3.
My Heart Beats by Rina Singh (Apr. 13, $10.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-4598-2568-0) is a photographic board book featuring the sounds of heartbeats from around the world. Ages up to 3.
The Night Is Deep and Wide by Gillian Sze, illus. by Sue Todd (Mar. 16, $10.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-4598-2481-2). This lullaby encourages little ones to rest their heads and be soothed to sleep. Ages up to 3.
The Sun Is a Shine by Leslie A. Davidson, illus. by Slavka Kolesar (Apr. 13, $10.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-4598-2626-7). Children worldwide give thanks to the sun, moon, wind, lightning, and other natural elements. Ages up to 3.
Good Night, Noah by Eric Walters, illus. by Eugenie Fernandes (Feb. 16, $10.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-4598-2225-2). A child says goodnight to his animal friends. Ages 1–3.
Come, Read with Me by Margriet Ruurs, illus. by Christine Wei (May 11, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1787-6). Whisked to an imaginary world, kids interact with fairy tale characters. Ages 3–5.
Leopold’s Leotard by Rhiannon Wallace, illus. by Risa Hugo (Apr. 13, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2596-3). On recital night, can Leopold perform despite stage fright and an uncomfortable costume? Ages 3–5.
Pride Puppy! by Robin Stevenson, illus. by Julie McLaughlin (May 11, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2484-3). In this rhyming alphabet book, a family loses its dog at a Pride parade. Ages 3–5.
Toucania by Marianne Ferrer and Valérie Picard (Mar. 16, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2523-9). On a magical island, a girl encounters creatures she’s only heard about in her grandfather’s bedtime stories. Ages 3–5.
Elephants Do Not Belong in Trees by Russ Willms (Feb. 16, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2599-4). An elephant that roosts in a tree helps save the day when a bulldozer arrives to chop down the tree. Ages 3–6.
Every Home Needs an Elephant by Jane Heinrichs (May 11, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2430-0). A lonely girl persuades her parents to let her adopt an elephant. Ages 6–8.
Raymond the Buffalo by Lou Beauchesne, illus. by Kate Chappell (May 11, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2617-5). When a buffalo falls out of a book, it takes up residence in the library. Ages 6–8.
Riley Can’t Stop Crying by Stéphanie Boulay, trans. by Charles Simard, illus. by Agathe Bray-Bourret (Mar. 16, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2638-0). A boy isn’t sure why he can’t stop crying, but his sister tries to help. Ages 6–8.
My Best Friend Is Extinct by Rebecca Wood Barrett, illus. by Cornelia Li (Mar. 16, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-2442-3). Henry discovers a strange, wounded creature in the snow tunnels of his ski-resort town. Ages 8–10.
The Sun Will Come Out by Joanne Levy (Apr. 13, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-2587-1). Painfully shy Beatrice ends up at summer camp all by herself. Ages 8–12.
Growing Up Elizabeth May: The Making of an Activist by Sylvia Olsen (May 11, $24.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-2370-9) chronicles May’s environmental and political activism. Ages 9–12.
How to Become an Accidental Activist by Elizabeth MacLeod and Frieda Wishinsky, illus. by Jenn Playford (Apr. 13, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2611-3), profiles activists who have inadvertently changed the world. Ages 9–12.
Orca Think adds Finding Home: The Journey of Immigrants and Refugees by Jen Sookfong Lee, illus. by Drew Shannon (Mar. 16, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1899-6), ages 8–12. The Monster Sisters return in The Monster Sisters and the Mystery of the Stone Octopus by Gareth Gaudin (Apr. 13, $19.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-2229-0), ages 9–12. Joining Orca Footprints are Design Like Nature: Biomimicry for a Healthy Planet by Megan Clendenan and Kim Ryall Woolcock (Mar. 16, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2464-5) and Nature Out of Balance: How Invasive Species Are Changing the Planet by Merrie-Ellen Wilcox (Feb. 16, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2395-2), ages 9–12. Orca Wild welcomes Beavers: Radical Rodents and Ecosystem Engineers by Frances Backhouse (May 11, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2469-0), ages 9–12. Sueño Bay Adventures picks up Otter Lagoon by Nancy Deas, illus. by Mike Deas (Apr. 13, $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-1964-1), ages 9–12. And Orca Issues offers The Disability Experience: Working Toward Belonging by Hannalora Leavitt, illus. by Belle Wuthrich (Apr. 13, $24.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-1928-3), ages 12 and up.
Storm Dragon by Dianne Hofmeyr, illus. by Carol Thompson (June 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-913074-96-8). During a storm, a man and his grandchild search the beach for evidence of dragons. Ages 3–5.
Dear Ugly Sisters: And Other Poems by Laura Mucha, illus. by Tanya Rex (Apr. 1, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-913074-79-1), compiles poems and fairy tales with a twist. Ages 7–9.
The Girl Who Became a Tree: A Story Told in Poems by Joseph Coelho, illus. by Kate Milner (May 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-913074-78-4), weaves together the legend of Daphne, who was turned into a tree, and a modern tale in which Daphne seeks her freedom. Ages 14 and up.
Barnaby by Andrea Curtis, illus. by Kass Reich (Apr. 15, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-370-5). After his owner brings home a new canary, a vain blue budgie flies the coop, only to find that there’s no place like home. Ages 3–7.
Frogness by Sarah Nelson, illus. by Eugenie Fernandes (Apr. 15, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-375-0). This story about hunting for frogs highlights mindfulness and the rewards of patience. Ages 3–7.
Tears by Sibylle Delacroix (Mar. 15, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-422-1) assures children that crying is an important, and sometimes necessary, part of healing. Ages 3–7.
Carmen and the House That Gaudí Built by Susan Hughes, illus. by Marianne Ferrer (Mar. 15, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-392-7), celebrates the nature-inspired work of architect Antoni Gaudí, including Casa Batlló, a house he desgned in Barcelona. Ages 4–8.
Journey Around the Sun: The Story of Halley’s Comet by James Gladstone, illus. by Yaara Eshet (Mar. 15, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-371-2). Halley’s Comet relays its own story and the history of human life based on what it sees on its return every 75 years. Ages 4–8.
Snooze-O-Rama: The Strange Ways That Animals Sleep by Maria Birmingham, illus. by Kyle Reed (Mar. 15, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-404-7), showcases weird and familiar ways creatures sleep. Ages 4–8.
The Sorry Life of Timothy Shmoe by Stephanie Simpson McLellan, illus. by Zoe Si (Apr. 15, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-393-4). A mischievous boy experiences the power of unconditional love. Ages 4–8.
Thao: A Picture Book by Thao Lam (Apr. 15, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-432-0). This tale of growing up with a name unfamiliar to many champions being true to one’s self. Ages 4–8.
This House Is Home by Deborah Kerbel, illus. by Yong Ling Kang (Mar. 15, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-380-4). A rabbit family attempts to preserve its ancestral home. Ages 4–8.
The Wind and the Trees by Todd Stewart (Mar. 15, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-433-7). Told by two trees, this meditation on the cycle of life honors intergenerational relationships. Ages 4–8.
Carry on: Poetry by Young Immigrants, illus. by Rogé Girard (Apr. 15, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-416-0). In this #OwnVoices anthology, newcomers to Canada reflect on home, anxiety, gratitude, and hope for the future. Ages 9–12.
Pierre & Paul are back in Dragon! by Caroline Adderson, illus. by Alice Carter (Apr. 15, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-328-6), ages 5–8. And Camp Average concludes with Away Games by Craig Battle (Apr. 15, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-405-4), ages 8–12.
Blue Ridge Babies 1, 2, 3: A Counting Book by Laura Sperry Gardner, illus. by Stephanie Fizer Coleman (Mar. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-083-4). Set against the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this book features animal babies. Ages 4–8.
Chase the Moon, Tiny Turtle: A Hatchling’s Daring Race to the Sea by Kelly Jordan, illus. by Sally Walker (Mar. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-152-7). In the moonlight, a loggerhead hatches and safely journeys to the sea. Ages 4–8.
If You Ever Meet a Skeleton by Rebecca Evans, illus. by Katrin Dreiling (July 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-215-9), introduces a not-so-scary skeleton who just wants a friend. Ages 4–8.
The Owl Who Asks Why by Michelle Garcia Andersen, illus. by Ayesha Rubio (Feb. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-153-4). Little Owl and Little Wolf star in this friendship tale about staying true to oneself. Ages 4–8.
Princesses Can Fix It! by Tracy Marchini, illus. by Julia Christians (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-214-2). Three princesses tackle the alligator problem in their castle. Ages 4–8.
Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar (May 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-257-9). In this tale of complicated relationships, when Hani comes out, her friends say she can’t be bisexual if she’s only dated boys. Ages 14 and up.
Lucky Girl by Jamie Pacton (May 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-208-1). Jane isn’t old enough to claim the lottery prize she wins—and she can’t let her mentally ill mother claim it. Ages 14 and up.
To Break a Covenant by Alison Ames (June 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-206-7). Four friends’ bonds are tested when they investigate what’s going on in their town’s haunted mine. Ages 14 and up.
Night Spinner continues with Sky Breaker by Addie Thorley (May 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-130-5), ages 14 and up. And Shamanborn adds Broken Web by Lori M. Lee (June 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-210-4), ages 14 and up.
Sunny Days by Deborah Kerbel, illus. Miki Sato (May 4, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-197-7), highlights the fun of warm-weather activities. Ages 3–5.
Easter Morning, Easter Sun by Rosanna Battigelli, illus. by Tara Anderson (Mar. 16, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-177-9), spotlights a feline family’s Easter traditions. Ages 3–6.
Ballewiena by Rebecca Bender (May 25, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-137-3). A dachshund lacking discipline dreams of being a ballet dancer. Ages 4–7.
Harley the Hero by Peggy Collins (July 6, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-195-3). A classroom service dog stars in this tale of friendship and courage. Ages 4–7.
If Only by Mies Van Hout (May 11, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-196-0). A child and garden creatures long to be someone else in this story about celebrating oneself. Ages 4–7.
No More Plastic by Alma Fullerton (May 18, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-113-7). Seeing a whale that died after ingesting plastic convinces a girl to adopt a plastic-free lifestyle. Ages 4–7.
Outside, You Notice by Erin Alladin, illus. by Andrea Blinick (Apr. 6, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-193-9), describes a child’s sensory experience of various outdoor spaces. Ages 4–7.
When Elephants Listen with Their Feet: Discover Extraordinary Animal Senses by Emmanuelle Grundmann, illus. Clémence Dupont (Mar. 30, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-123-6). This look at how animals experience the world focuses on surprising adaptations. Ages 8–12.
Cuckoo’s Flight by Wendy Orr (Mar. 30, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-190-8). Due to a mishap, a girl who raises horses in Bronze Age Crete cannot ride. Ages 9–12.
The Egyptian Mirror by Michael Bedard (Mar. 23, $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-77278-110-6). Friends are embroiled in fantastical events surrounding an ancient Egyptian mirror. Ages 9–12.
The Fly by Lewis Trondheim (July 13, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0709-5). This wordless book views life through a fly’s eyes. Ages 7–12.
Geeky Fab Five star in Smoky Mountain Science Squad by Liz Lareau and Lucy Lareau, illus. by Ryan Jampole (June 22, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0561-9), ages 7–10. The Mythics offers Apocalypse Ahead by Patricia Lyfoung and Philippe Ogaki (Apr. 20, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0556-5), ages 7–12. New Asterix titles are Asterix Omnibus #4: Collects Asterix the Legionary, Asterix and the Chieftain’s Shield, and Asterix and the Olympic Games by René Goscinny, illus. by Albert Uderzo (Feb. 9, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0628-9; $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0629-6); and Goscinny’s Asterix Omnibus #5: Collecting Asterix and the Cauldron, Asterix in Spain, and Asterix and the Roman Agent (June 8, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0693-7; $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0694-4), ages 7–12.
Astro Mouse and Light Bulb debuts with Astro Mouse and Light Bulb vs. Astro Chicken by Fermin Solis (Apr. 13, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0637-1; $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0638-8), ages 7–12. Cat & Cat continues with Scaredy Cat by Christophe Cazenove and Herve Richez, illus. by Yrgane Ramon (July 20, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0700-2; $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0701-9), ages 7–12. Dinosaur Explorers return in Lord of the Skies by Albbie, illus. by Air Team and Redcode (Mar. 30, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0624-1; $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0625-8), ages 7–12. And joining Geronimo Stilton Reporter Graphic Novels are Going Down to Chinatown (Mar. 2, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0617-3) and Hypno Tick-Tock by Geronimo Stilton (July 6, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0699-9) by Geronimo Stilton, ages 7–12.
The Loud House by the Loud House Creative Team presents The Casagrandes #1: We’re All Familia (May 4, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0622-7; $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0623-4); The Loud House 3-in-1 #4: Ultimate Hangout, the Many Faces of Lincoln Loud, and When I Grow Up (Apr. 27, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0639-5); Loud House Summer Special (June 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0691-3; $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0692-0); and The Loud House #12: The Case of the Stolen Drawers (Mar. 16, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0620-3; $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0621-0), ages 7–12.
Magical History Tour continues with Hidden Oil by Fabrice Erre, illus. by Sylvain Savoia (May 25, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0690-6), ages 7–12. School for Extraterrestrial Girls enrolls Girls Take Flight by Jeremy Whitley, illus. by Jamie Noguchi (June 15, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0695-1; $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0696-8), ages 7–12. The Smurf Tales kicks off with The Smurfs and the Bratty Kid by Peyo (July 27, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0618-0; $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0619-7), ages 7–12. And X-Venture Explorers return in Clash of the Titans (Feb. 16, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0626-5; $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0627-2) and Kingdom of Animals: Fish of Fury (June 29, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0697-5; $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0698-2) by Meng and Slaium, illus. by Black Ink Team, ages 7–12.
Chloe & Cartoon reappear in Cat Videos by Greg Tessier, illus. by Amandine (May 4, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0688-3; $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0689-0), ages 7–12.
Bedtime Songs (Mar. 2, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-124-1). This interactive book compiles six sing-along tunes. Ages 1–4.
The Way I Feel by Janan Cain (Mar. 2, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64160-498-7), aims to help children find the words to name their feelings. Ages 3–8.
The Greatest Showpenguin by Lucy Freegard (Feb. 2, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-84365-483-4). A shy penguin from a family of circus performers finds her role organizing the other acts. Ages 3–6.
Alone! by Barry Falls (Mar. 2, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-84365-485-8). A boy who lives alone gets a cat to catch a mouse, then a dog to chase the cat—until his house is filled with animals. Ages 3–7.
The Last Tree by Emily Haworth-Booth (Mar. 2, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-84365-484-1). Friends seeking a home must find a solution when they disrupt the forest’s environment until only one tree remains. Ages 3–7.
While You’re Sleeping by Mick Jackson, illus. by John Broadley (Feb. 2, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-84365-465-0), shows readers what happens around the world while they are asleep. Ages 3–7.
Bird Show by Susan Stockdale (Mar. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-128-7). Spotlights how birds’ physical features resemble human fashions. Ages 2–6.
No! Said Rabbit by Marjoke Henrichs (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-294-9). A rabbit protests doing anything Mom suggests, until it’s time to cuddle. Ages 2–6.
Adventures with My Daddies by Gareth Peter, illus. by Garry Parsons (Apr. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-281-9). A child with two fathers recounts their adventures while reading together—and the story of the child’s adoption. Ages 4–8.
Best Friend in the Whole World by Sandra Salsbury (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-250-5). A lonely rabbit encounters a new friend, a pinecone. Ages 4–8.
Perdu by Richard Jones (Apr. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-248-2). A homeless dog stars in this tale of kindness, friendship, and finding a forever family. Ages 4–8.
The Smile Shop by Satoshi Kitamura (Apr. 1, $17.99 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-68263-255-0). A boy seeks to buy something special in this story about self-worth and the effects of a smile shared between two people. Ages 4–8.
The Thingity-Jig by Kathleen Doherty, illus. by Kristyna Litten (Apr. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-56145-959-9). Bear invents a Rolly-Rumpity to carry his new Thingity-Jig home. Ages 4–8.
Mars Is by Suzanne Slade (Apr. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-188-1). This look at Mars’s landscape features photos from NASA’s advanced HiRise camera. Ages 6–10.
The Girl Who Stole an Elephant by Nizrana Farook (Mar. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-285-7). When a girl steals the queen’s jewels to help her poor community, a messy getaway jeopardizes her friend’s life. Ages 8–12.
Homer in the World by Henry Cole (Apr. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-254-3). A pigeon and a parrot urge their humans to probe an animal crime spree. Ages 8–12.
Spi-Ku: A Clutter of Short Verse on Eight Legs by Leslie Bulion, illus. by Robert Meganck (Mar. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-192-8), compiles poems and facts about spiders. Ages 8–12.
Rosie Loves Jack by Mel Darbon (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-289-5). A British teen with Down syndrome runs away from home to find her boyfriend, who was sent away after an incident. Ages 12 and up.
You Were Made for Me by Jenna Guillaume (Apr. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-295-6). Things go awry when Katie accidentally creates the perfect guy she’s been dreaming of. Ages 12 and up.
King & Kayla star in King & Kayla and the Case of the Gold Ring by Dori Hillestad Butler, illus. by Nancy Meyers (Feb. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-207-9), ages 7–9. And Nina Soni returns in Nina Soni, Master of the Garden by Kashmira Sheth, illus. by Jenn Kocsmiersky (Apr. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-225-3), ages 7–10.
Series in Spanish
About... issues Sobre los anfibios: Una guía para niños (About Amphibians: A Guide for Children) (Feb. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68263-230-7) and Sobre los reptiles: Una guía para niños (About Reptiles: A Guide for Children) (Feb. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68263-231-4) by Cathryn Sill, trans. by Cristina de la Torre, illus. by John Sill, ages 3–7.
Discovering Nature picks up Curious About Insects by Cathryn Sill, illus. by John Sill (Mar. 1, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68263-211-6), ages 2–6. And William Bee’s Stanley the hamster returns in Stanley’s Lunch Box (Mar. 1, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68263-283-3) and Stanley’s Toy Box (Mar. 1, $$6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68263-284-0), ages 2–6.
Sculptor Woodrow Nash: How I Search for My Ancestors by Woodrow Nash with Shelley Fraser Mickle (May 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4556-2561-1) chronicles Nash’s creation of statues of African royalty and images of enslaved children. Ages 8–12.
The Book That Jake Borrowed: Bilingual Edition by Susan Holt Kralovansky (Feb. 22, $18.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4556-2546-8). In this English-Spanish story, a librarian helps when mishaps wreak havoc on Jake’s library book. Ages 5–8.
Que Bola, Nola? What’s Up Nola? by Abigail Isaacoff, illus. by Ramiro Diaz (Feb. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4556-2538-3). Two lizards, one from Cuba and one from New Orleans, offer a bilingual tour of their cities. Ages 5–8.
We Really, Really Want a Dog! by Susan Holt Kralovansky (Feb. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4556-2587-1) chronicles a family’s trip to an animal shelter to adopt a pet. Ages 5–8.
Cicada’s Song (Feb. 22, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4556-2612-0) and Couillon the Crawfish (Feb. 22, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4556-2610-6) join Ariane O’Pry Trammell’s Cajun series, ages 5–8. And Clovis Crawfish stars in Clovis Crawfish and His Friends 60th-Anniversary Edition by Mary Alice Fontenot, edited by Julie Fontenot Landry, illus. by Keith Graves (Feb. 22, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4556-2563-5), ages 5–8.
The Year of the Buttered Cat by Susan Haas with Lexi Haas (Apr. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7342259-3-8). Based on the life of Lexi Haas, who at 13 underwent brain surgery, this is a tale of friendship, family, and redefining oneself. Ages 11–14.
Ron’s Gone Wrong: Movie Novel-ization by Kiel Phegley (Mar. 9, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09460-0). A boy’s robot pal doesn’t work exactly right. Ages 8–12.
Care Bears: Unlock the Magic welcomes The Birthday That Wasn’t (June 22, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22669-8) and Monsterplant (June 22, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22670-4) by Brooke Vitale; and Road Trip: A Touch-and-Trace Adventure (Feb. 9, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-22435-9), ages 3–5. And joining Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum are I Am Abigail Adams (Feb. 9, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22216-4) and I Am Confucius (Feb. 9, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22437-3) by Gabriella DeGennaro; I Am Harriet Tubman (June 15, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22581-3) and I Am Nikola Tesla (June 15, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22582-0) by Marilyn Easton, ages 3–5; and Vitale’s I Am Mary Anning (Feb. 9, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22461-8; $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22218-8), ages 6–7.
Llama Llama is in the spotlight in Llama Llama Talent Show by Anna Dewdney (Mar. 2, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22472-4), ages 6–7. And new Penguin Young Readers, Level 4 titles by Ginjer L. Clarke are Are Dragons Real? (May 25, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09317-7), Are Unicorns Real? (Feb. 2, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09314-6), and Jellyfish! (Feb. 2, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09308-5), ages 8–9.
Penguin Random House New Zealand
Hello Strange by Pamela Morrow (Apr. 1, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-14-377385-6). In this novel about artificial emotional intelligence, three siblings’ father develops a humanoid to restore happiness after their mother’s death. Ages 14 and up.
Penguin Teen Canada
Tell Me When You Feel Something by Vicki Grant (June 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-7009-1). When Viv volunteers to be a simulated patient for med school students to practice on, she falls into a real coma. Ages 14 and up.
The Smell of a Rainbow by Dawn Goldworm (May 4, $11.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-32357-1). This perfumer offers a shaped book with seven scents. Ages up to 3.
Red House, Brown Mouse by Jane Godwin, illus. by Blanca Gómez (Mar. 2, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-11219-9). In this concept book, a mouse explores the world. Ages 1–3.
Bodies Are Cool by Tyler Feder (June 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11262-5). This body positivity book highlights various human bodies. Ages 3–5.
The Circles All Around Us by Brad and Kristi Montague (May 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32318-2), adapts the author’s “Circles” Instagram video about the circles of our communities. Ages 3–5.
Dandelion Magic by Darren Farrell, illus. by Maya Tatsukawa (Apr. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11290-8). After his nana says that some dandelions are magical, a wish turns Jonah into a pirate. Ages 3–5.
The Mysterious Sea Bunny by Peter Raymundo (June 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32514-8) relays a story about the little-known sea slug species. Ages 3–5.
A New Day by Brad Meltzer, illus. by Dan Santat (Mar. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55424-0). What happens when Sunday quits as a day of the week? Ages 3–5.
The Night Wild by Zoë Tilley Poster (July 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55378-6). On a moonlit adventure in the forest, Dog and Wolf forge a friendship. Ages 3–5.
Coquí in the City by Nomar Perez (Mar. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-10903-8). When his family moves from San Juan to New York City, Miguel discovers all that the two cities have in common. Ages 3–7.
Thoughts Are Air by Michael Arndt, illus. by Irena Freitas (May 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-1436-4). Three friends encounter a decaying tree and learn about the water cycle in this story that aims to spark change-making ideas. Ages 3–7.
Turtle in a Tree by Neesha Hudson (May 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32331-1). In this tale about varying perspectives, animals see different things in a tree. Ages 3–7.
Maxine and the Greatest Garden Ever by Ruth Spiro, illus. by Holly Hatam (Feb. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-18630-1). Best friends Maxine and Leo combine their skills to create the ultimate garden. Ages 4–7.
Seven Special Somethings: A Nowruz Story by Adib Khorram, illus. by Zainab Faidhi (Feb. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-10826-0). A boy’s cat causes a mishap as he prepares to celebrate Persian New Year. Ages 4–7.
Drop: An Adventure Through the Water Cycle by Emily Kate Moon (Feb. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-4144-7) offers a journey through the water cycle with Drop, a water droplet that’s four-and-a-half-billion years old. Ages 4–8.
It Began with Lemonade by Gideon Sterer, illus. by Lian Cho (May 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-2828-3). A girl learns to solve problems after setbacks at her lemonade stand. Ages 4–8.
Sounds Like School Spirit by Meg Fleming, illus. by Lucy Ruth Cummins (July 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-10832-1). In this interactive book, kids make friends and build communities in the classroom. Ages 4–8.
Summer Camp Critter Jitters by Jory John, illus. by Liz Climo (June 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11098-0). The critters are nervous about their first day at camp in this companion to First Day Critter Jitters. Ages 4–8.
The Tree in Me by Corinna Luyken (Mar. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11259-5) examines the ways humans are strong, creative, and connected to others. Ages 4–8.
Wood Could by Tiffany Stone, illus. by Mike Lowery (Apr. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-3081-1). A girl is determined to play with Wood, who’d rather sleep like a log than pretend to be a
unicorn or a ship. Ages 4–8.
The Giggles Are Coming by Christopher Eliopoulos (July 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-10931-1). In this companion to The Yawns Are Coming!, two friends can’t stop laughing on the first day of school. Ages 5–8.
Making a Baby by Rachel Greener, illus. by Clare Owen (June 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32485-1), offers an inclusive explanation of how various families begin. Ages 5–8.
Nathan’s Song by Leda Schubert, illus. by Maya Ish-Shalom (Feb. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-1578-1). In the early 1900s, a Jewish immigrant travels from Russia to New York City to pursue music and opera. Ages 5–8.
Someone Builds the Dream by Lisa Wheeler, illus. by Loren Long (Mar. 23, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-1433-3), celebrates laborers and vocational workers who make such things as bridges, buildings, and books. Ages 5–8.
The Anti-Book by Raphael Simon (Apr. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55241-3). When Mickey uses the Anti-Book to make all the things he hates disappear, they return in weird shapes and forms. Ages 8–12.
The Many Mysteries of the Finkel Family by Sarah Kapit (Mar. 23, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11229-8). After Lara starts a detective agency with her sister, they solve mysteries and learn how to be friends again. Ages 8–12.
Rez Dog by Joseph Bruchac (June 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32621-3). Set during the Covid-19 pandemic, this is the story of a Wabanaki girl quarantining on her grandparents’ reservation and the dog she befriends. Ages 8–12.
Sing with Me: The Story of Selena Quintanilla by Diana López, illus. by Teresa Martinez (Apr. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11095-9), spotlights the life and legacy of this Mexican American performer. Ages 8–12.
Otto: A Palindrama by Jon Agee (June 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-4162-1). In this graphic novel told in palindromes, a boy’s search for his missing dog leads him into a perplexing world. Ages 9–12.
Almost Flying by Jake Arlow (June 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11293-9). A road trip to amusement parks becomes a rollercoaster of emotion when Dalia realizes she has more-than-friend feelings for her new bestie. Ages 10–14.
The Elephant in the Room by Holly Goldberg Sloan (Mar. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-2994-5). In this tale of family separation and human-animal connection, Sila cares for a neighbor’s elephant and befriends a unique boy. Ages 10 and up.
River Magic by Ellen Booraem (Apr. 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-525-42804-6). Donna hopes that her new job will help sort out her life—but her employer is an ornery thunder mage. Ages 10 and up.
Too Bright to See by Kyle Lukoff (Apr. 20, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11115-4) is a ghost story about navigating grief and a new gender identity. Ages 10 and up.
We Belong by Cookie Hiponia Everman (Mar. 30, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11220-5). Told in verse, this novel combines a mother’s immigrant story and Filipino mythology. Ages 10 and up.
Girls at the Edge of the World by Laura Brooke Robson (June 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55403-5). An aerial performer is determined to break into high society and save her troupe from an apocryphal flood. Ages 12 and up.
The Passing Playbook by Isaac Fitzsimons (June 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-1540-8). A teen must decide if he’ll stand up for himself when he’s benched from the soccer team after his coach learns that he is trans. Ages 12 and up.
Sunny G’s Series of Rash Decisions by Navdeep Singh Dhillon (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-10997-7). A teen wants to complete his late brother’s bucket list, which includes abandoning his Sikh lifestyle and falling for a girl. Ages 12 and up.
Tell Me My Name by Amy Reed (Mar. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-10972-4). This psychological thriller is a gender-flipped retelling of The Great Gatsby. Ages 14 and up.
Little Senses issues It Was Supposed to Be Sunny by Samantha Cotterill (Mar. 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55347-2), ages 3–7. And Ordinary People Change the World welcomes I Am Frida Kahlo by Brad Meltzer, illus. by Christopher Eliopoulos (Mar. 9, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55598-8), ages 5–8.
Aetherbound by Emily Kate Johnston (May 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-3185-6) is a survival story set on a family-run interstellar freighter and a mysterious space station. Ages 14 and up.
Pieces of a Girl by Stephanie Kuehnert (Mar. 30, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-525-42975-3). This memoir addresses abuse, addiction, and the saving power of community. Ages 14 and up.
Switch by A.S. King (May 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55551-3) follows a girl whose house has a switch that allows her to affect time and space. Ages 14 and up.
We Are the Ashes, We Are the Fire by Joy McCullough (Feb. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55605-3). In this story in prose and verse, a teen copes with guilt and longs for revenge after her sister’s rapist receives no prison time. Ages 14 and up.
Unicorn Rescue Society continues with The Secret of the Himalayas by Adam Gidwitz and Hena Khan, illus. by Hatem Aly (May 4, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-3145-0), ages 7–10.
Wherever You’ll Be by Ariella Prince-Guttman, illus. by Geneviève Godbout (July 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20653-9). Shared love helps soothe the separation anxiety experienced by a mother and child while they are apart. Ages 3–5.
Hello World! by Kelly Corrigan, illus. by Stacy Ebert (Apr. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20606-5), celebrates the meaningful connections we make on our journeys through life. Ages 3–7.
Hugo and the Impossible Thing by Renée Felice Smith and Chris Gabriel, illus. by Sydney Hanson (Mar. 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20463-4). A bulldog achieves the impossible in this tale inspired by an actual dog with a brain tumor. Ages 3–7.
My Voice Is a Trumpet by Jimmie Allen, illus. by Cathy Ann Johnson (July 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35218-2), emphasizes the importance of speaking up for what you believe in. Ages 3–7.
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God Is There Wherever You Go by Jo Parker, illus. by Tara J. Hannon (Feb. 9, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-22558-5), teaches children that through faith they are always guided and protected by God. Ages 3–5.
How to Be Kind in Kindergarten:
A Book for Your Backpack by D.J. Steinberg, illus. by Ruth Hammond (June 29, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22694-0). This companion to Kindergarten, Here I Come! collects short poems about kindness. Ages 3–5.
Little Engine That Could rolls along with Welcome to California: A Little Engine That Could Road Trip (May 18, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-38267-7) and Welcome to New York: A Little Engine That Could Road Trip (May 18, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-38266-0) by Watty Piper, illus. by Jill Howarth, ages 3–5; and Three Little Engines by Bob McKinnon, illus. by Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson (Apr. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9335-7), ages 3–7; and Thanks from the Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper, illus. by Howarth (Mar. 30, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22490-8), ages 5–8.
Mr. Men and Little Miss introduces My Teacher and Me by Adam Hargreaves (Apr. 6, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22414-4), ages 3–7. Joining Night Before is The Night Before the Dentist by Natasha Wing, illus. by Amy Wummer (June 8, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09569-0), ages 4–6. And Scoop! The Unauthorized Biography showcases Taylor Swift by Jennifer Poux (Feb. 16, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22494-6), ages 8–12.
The Cot in the Living Room by Hilda Eunice Burgos, illus. by Gaby D’Alessandro (June 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11047-8). A Dominican American girl’s jealousy turns to empathy as her parents babysit kids whose families work at night. Ages 4–8.
Fatima’s Great Outdoors by Ambreen Tariq, illus. by Stevie Lewis (Mar. 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-1695-5), spotlights an immigrant family’s first camping trip in the Midwest. Ages 4–8.
Laxmi’s Mooch by Shelly Anand, illus. by Nabi H. Ali (Mar. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-1565-1). In this body-positive story, an Indian American girl learns to accept her body hair and celebrate her heritage. Ages 4–8.
J.D. and the Great Barber Battle by J. Dillard, illus. by Akeem S. Roberts (Feb. 23, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11152-9). A boy turns a disastrous home haircut into a thriving barber business in this series debut. Ages 6–8.
Maya and the Robot by Eve L. Ewing, illus. by Christine Almeda (July 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-1463-0). A forgotten homemade robot comes to life when an aspiring scientist needs a friend. Ages 6–9.
Samira Surfs by Rukhsanna Guidroz, illus. by Fahmida Azim (June 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-1619-1). A Rohingya refugee living in Bangladesh finds peace and empowerment in a local surf club for girls. Ages 8–12.
The Legend of Auntie Po by Shing Yin Khor (Apr. 6, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55488-2). Mei’s reimagining of the Paul Bunyan myth stars a Chinese heroine working in a Sierra Nevada logging camp in 1885. Ages 10–14.
Small Nap, Little Dream by Talia Aikens-Nuñez, illus. by Natalia Colombo (June 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51782-5). This tale about active kids introduces Spanish vocabulary for body parts and verbs. Ages 1–3.
Twogether by Susan Gal (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-1291-9). This story of a day at the beach presents the concept of group play. Ages 3–5.
I’m Getting a Shark! by Brady Smith (May 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11112-3). A child obsessed with sharks mistakenly thinks she’s getting one as a pet for her birthday. Ages 3–7.
The Light in Me Sees the Light in You by Lori Nichols (Mar. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-54485-9). A girl and a bird each see something in the other that transcends time and space. Ages 3–7.
Moth & Butterfly: Ta Da! by Dev Petty, illus. by Ana Aranda (June 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-4051-1). For two caterpillar friends who take pride in being the same, their new metamorphosis brings unexpected changes. Ages 3–7.
The Ramble Shamble Children by Christina Soontornvat, illus. by Lauren Castillo (Mar. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-17632-6). Unconventional kids living in a ramble-shamble house learn the ups and downs of working together. Ages 3–7.
The Wonder Walkers by Micha Archer (Mar. 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-10964-9). On a walk, two children look at nature from new perspectives. Ages 3–7.
Squish Squash Squished by Rebecca Kraft Rector, illus. by Dana Wulfekotte (Feb. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51683-5). When siblings argue about being squished in the backseat on a car trip, Mom invites animals to join them. Ages 4–7.
Gwendolyn’s Pet Garden by Anne Renaud, illus. by Rashin Kheiriyeh (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-1528-6). Unable to get a pet, a girl adopts a garden of plants instead. Ages 4–8.
Flight of the Puffin by Ann Braden (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-1606-1). The lives of three kids change in a series of interconnected events. Ages 10 and up.
The Hidden Knife by Melissa Marr (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51852-5). Vicky trains in magic and sword-fighting so that she can save her kingdom from evil. Ages 10 and up.
Starfish by Lisa Fipps (Mar. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-1450-0). Ellie confronts the fat-shaming she experiences by embracing therapy and loving her body. Ages 10 and up.
If I Were a Dog by Joanna Cotler (Apr. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11610-4). A girl imagines what it would be like if she were a dog—like her best friend. Ages up to 2.
The Crayons’ Book of Feelings by Drew Daywalt, illus. by Oliver Jeffers (May 4, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-35293-9), reveals that the Crayons have feelings, too. Ages 2–5.
Rectangle Time by Pamela Paul, illus. by Becky Cameron (Feb. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11511-4), highlights the power of stories to bring everyone together. Ages 3–6.
I Don’t Want to Be Small by Laura Ellen Anderson (July 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11731-6). A boy learns that being short isn’t all bad and that his size allows for plenty of fun. Ages 3–7.
Ocean Lullaby by Laura McGee Kvasnosky, illus. by Kate Harvey McGee (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11801-6). A boy journeys through an ocean filled with sleepy sea creatures. Ages 3–7.
Oliver’s Lollipop by Allison Wortche, illus. by Andrés Landazabal (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20300-2). When a child focuses on the lollipop he gets at the zoo, he risks missing the sights around him. Ages 3–7.
Tou-Can’t! A Little Sister Story by Brandon Todd (June 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11763-7). Toucan sisters discover many ways of showing love. Ages 3–7.
Bunny Figures It Out by Ruby Shamir, illus. by Andrew Joyner (Feb. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11528-2). A bunny learns the power of books, facts, and libraries on her quest to make her perfect sandwich. Ages 4–7.
All of Us by Kathryn Erskine, illus. by Alexandra Boiger (May 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20469-6), depicts the world as a community of people who are more similar than different. Ages 4–8.
Ben and Emma’s Big Hit by Gavin Newsome, illus. by Alexandra Thompson (Mar. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20411-5). A boy with dyslexia discovers a new way to look at reading and makes a friend along the way. Ages 4–8.
Birds of a Feather by Sita Singh, illus. by Stephanie Fizer Coleman (Mar. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11644-9). In a storm, a white peacock who feels different from the others learns to strut his stuff and help set things right. Ages 4–8.
My School Stinks! by Becky Scharnhorst, illus. by Julia Patton (July 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11652-4). Told through journal entries, this story centers on a boy attending a new school where the other students are animals. Ages 4–8.
The Stars Beckoned: Edward White’s Amazing Walk in Space by Candy Wellins, illus. by Courtney Dawson (Apr. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11804-7), profiles the first American to walk in space. Ages 4–8.
Theo TheSaurus: The Dinosaur Who Loved Big Words by Shelli Johannes, illus. by Mike Moran (May 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20551-8). A dino uses his glossary to teach new words to his friends. Ages 4–8.
When We Fly by Jess McGeachin (Apr. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20358-3). Lucy and her father are fixers, but when she finds a bird that can’t be fixed, she learns a lesson about loss. Ages 4–8.
Kate the Chemist: The Awesome Book of Edible Experiments for Kids by Kate Biberdorf (May 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11619-7). Photos illustrate 25 recipes that function as science experiments. Ages 8–12.
The Outdoor Scientist: The Wonder of Observing the Natural World by Temple Grandin (Apr. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11555-8) encourages kids to explore the world around them, ask questions, and make sense of what they see. Ages 8–12.
Trouble in the Stars by Sarah Prineas (Apr. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20428-3). This outer-space adventure stars a troublesome little shape-shifter on the run from the law. Ages 8–12.
Mazie by Melanie Crowder (Feb. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51674-3). An aspiring teenage actor trades in starry Nebraska skies for the bright lights of 1950s Broadway. Ages 12 and up.
Singled Out: The True Story of Glenn Burke by Andrew Maraniss (Mar. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11672-2) is a biography of the first gay MLB player, who is credited with inventing the high-five. Ages 12 and up.
When You and I Collide by Kate Norris (June 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20303-3). A girl who can see multiverses appears in this novel blending science, war, love, and loss. Ages 12 and up.
You’re So Dead by Ash Parsons (June 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20512-9). At an event for social media influencers, someone is murdering the guests of honor. Ages 12 and up.
New She Persisted titles, featuring introductions by Chelsea Clinton and illus. by Alexandra Boiger and Gillian Flint, are Claudette Colvin by Lesa Cline-Ransome (Feb. 2, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11583-1), Florence Griffith Joyner by Rita Williams-Garcia (July 7, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11595-4), Nellie Bly by Michelle Knudsen (May 4, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11574-9), Sally Ride by Atia Abawi (Mar. 2, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11592-3), Sonia Sotomayor by Meg Medina (June 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11601-2), and Virginia Apgar by Sayantani DasGupta (Apr. 6, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11577-0), ages 6–9. Kate the Chemist continues her experiments in The Birthday Blastoff by Kate Biberdorf (May 11, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11664-7), ages 8–12. And Loresmith adds Cast in Secrets and Shadows by Andrea Robertson (July 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16423-1), ages 14 and up.
Mine, Mine, Mine, Yours! by Kimberly Gee (May 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11240-3) is a concept book about playdate dynamics and learning to share. Ages up to 3.
How to Talk Monster by Lynn Plourde, illus. by Mike Lowery (June 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51580-7). A boy befriends the monster that creeps up to his window, despite their language barrier. Ages 3–7.
If You Were an Elephant by Leslie Staub, illus. by Richard Jones (June 22, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-4134-1), introduces the sights, sounds, and activities in a wild elephant’s day. Ages 3–7.
Milo Imagines the World by Matt de la Peña, illus. by Christian Robinson (Feb. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-399-54908-3). On a subway ride with his sister to visit their incarcerated mother, Milo imagines the lives of the other passengers around them. Ages 4–7.
Paris by Phone by Pamela Druckerman, illus. by Benjamin Chaud (Feb. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16506-1). When Josephine decides that Paris is where she belongs, a quick call on her magical phone whisks her away. Ages 4–7.
Just Being Dalí by Amy Guglielmo, illus. by Brett Helquist (Feb. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-1658-0), showcases the life and art of Salvador Dalí. Ages 4–8.
The Octopus Escapes by Maile Meloy, illus. by Felicita Sala (May 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-1269-8). Bored of life in an aquarium, an octopus makes a daring escape. Ages 4–8.
Saving American Beach by Heidi Tyline King, illus. by Ekua Holmes (Apr. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-101-99629-4), reveals how MaVynee Betsch, an African American opera singer turned environmentalist, saves a beach that falls into disrepair. Ages 4–8.
Ship in a Bottle by Andrew Prahin (June 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-1581-1). In this allegory about refugees, a valiant mouse sets sail in a bottle to seek a better life. Ages 4–8.
Tea Time by Beth Ferry, illus. by Dana Wulfekotte (June 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-4108-2). When a tea party goes awry, friends learn the value of spending time together. Ages 4–8.
The Ultimate At-Home Activity Guide by Mike Lowery (June 8, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-32609-1) compiles more than 100 activities, crafts, and games. Ages 4–8.
Paper Heart by Cat Patrick (May 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-1534-7). Convinced that the ghost of her late best friend is haunting her, Tess makes peace with the past. Ages 10 and up.
The Thing I’m Most Afraid Of by Kristin Levine (June 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51864-8). Becca overcomes her fears to fly to a new country and meet new people. Ages 10 and up.
Treasure of the World by Tara Sullivan (Feb. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51696-5). A girl helps her family survive in an impoverished Bolivian silver-mining community. Ages 10 and up.
Curses by Lish McBride (July 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-1559-0). A hex forces Merit to live as a beast unless she agrees to marry a man of her mother’s choosing. Ages 12 and up.
House of Hollow by Krystal Suther-land (Apr. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11034-8). After three sisters disappear, they return with no memory and otherworldly characteristics. Ages 12 and up.
Luck of the Titanic by Stacey Lee (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-4098-6). A British Chinese teen sneaks aboard the Titanic to find her twin brother. Ages 12 and up.
Perfectly Parvin by Olivia Abtahi (May 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-10942-7). Iranian American Parvin Mohammadi sets out to win the ultimate homecoming date. Ages 12 and up.
A Queen of Gilded Horns by Amanda Joy (Mar. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51861-7). In this sequel to A River of Royal Blood, Eva and Isa team up to save their kingdom. Ages 12 and up.
Shipped by Meredith Tate (May 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-1352-7). After chatting online under aliases, two high-school rivals make a plan to meet in real life. Ages 12 and up.
Some Girls Do by Jennifer Dugan (May 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11253-3). An openly gay track star falls for a closeted, bisexual teen beauty queen. Ages 12 and up.
The Queen’s Secret by Melissa de la Cruz (Mar. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51594-4). In this sequel to The Queen’s Assassin, taking the throne means Lilac must give up her true love. Ages 14 and up.
Big Ideas for Little Philosophers gains Kindness with Confucius (July 6, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-32295-6) and Love with Plato (July 7, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-32299-4) by Duane Armitage and Maureen McQuerry, illus. by Robin Rosenthal, ages up to 3. Good Dogs starts up with Good Dogs on a Bad Day (Mar. 16, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-593-10844-4) and Good Dogs with Bad Haircuts (Mar. 16, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-593-10847-5) by Rachel Wenitsky and David Sidorov, illus. by Tor Freeman, ages 8–12. Iggy is back in Iggy Is the Hero of Everything by Annie Barrows, illus. by Sam Ricks (May 4, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-1336-7), ages 8–12. Planet Omar continues with Incredible Rescue Mission by Zanib Mian, illus. by Nasaya Mafaridik (May 11, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-593-10927-4), ages 8–12. And Flamefall joins Aurelian Cycle by Rosaria Munda (Mar. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51824-2), ages 12 and up.
Title in Spanish
Milo imagina el mundo (Milo Imagines the World) by Matt de la Peña, illus. by Christian Robinson (Mar. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35462-9), ages 4–8.
Agent 9: Flood-a-Geddon! by James Burks (Mar. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20294-4). In this series opener, a feline special agent tries to foil the plan of supervillain King Crab. Ages 8–12.
Kitty Quest by Phil Corbett (June 15, $20.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20544-0). A pair of down-on-their-luck kittens looking to make money become professional monster slayers. Ages 8–12.
The House of Serendipity by Lucy Ivison, illus. by Lucy Truman (Apr. 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20472-6). Two young dressmakers in 1920s London star in this debut title of a series about friendship, fashion, and being yourself. Ages 8–12.
Eat Your Heart Out by Kelly deVos (June 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20482-5). Vivian finds herself battling zombies when a summer at weight-loss camp goes awry. Ages 12 and up.
Renegade Flight by Andrea Tang (Mar. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-3512-3). At a prestigious academy, Vi and other pilots face corruption, competition, and dangerous mechs. Ages 12 and up.
The Summer of Lost Letters by Hannah Reynolds (June 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-34972-4). During a summer in Nantucket, Abby meets a cute boy and tries to uncover family secrets found in her late grandmother’s letters. Ages 12 and up.
A Taste for Love by Jennifer Yen (Feb. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11752-1). At Liza Yang’s family’s bakeoff, the contestants are all Asian American men her mother handpicked for her to date. Ages 12 and up.
The Wide Starlight by Nicole Lesperance (Feb. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11622-7). After Eli’s mother is taken and returned by the Northern Lights, supernatural events occur. Ages 12 and up.
Heartbreakers and Fakers by Cameron Lund (June 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11494-0). How can Penny salvage her relationships after kissing her best friend’s boyfriend? Ages 14 and up.
They’ll Never Catch Us by Jessica Goodman (July 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11432-2). Sisters who feel threatened by a new girl on their cross-country team are suspects when she disappears. Ages 14 and up.
Mellybean returns in Mellybean and the Wicked Wizard by Mike White (June 15, $20.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20281-4), ages 8–12. Kudo Kids star in The Mystery in Manhattan by Alex and Maia Shibutani and Michelle Schusterman (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11376-9), ages 8–12. Goddess in the Machine wraps up with Devil in the Device by Lora Beth Johnson (July 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-3595-6), ages 12 and up. And The Cruelest Mercy joins The Kinder Poison by Natalie Mae (June 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-3524-6), ages 12 and up.
Penguin/Rise x Penguin Workshop
Families Can by Dan Saks, illus. by Brooke Smart (Apr. 6, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-22365-9), celebrates the wonderful differences that make each family unique. Ages 1–3.
New House by Dave Wheeler (Feb. 23, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-22492-2) balances the novelty of moving to a new home with the comfort of familial love. Ages 1–3.
Caution! Road Signs Ahead by Toni Buzzeo, illus. by Chi Birmingham (Mar. 2, $17.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-22432-8), focuses on road signs and their meanings. Ages 2–4.
I Want Ice Cream! by Elisabetta Pica, illus. by Silvia Borando (June 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38265-3). A boy’s father won’t let him get ice cream in this tale of disappointment, resistance, and acceptance. Ages 2–4.
Our Skin: A First Conversation About Race (Mar. 16, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-38263-9) and Being You: A First Conversation About Gender by Megan Madison and Jessica Ralli, illus. by Passchier (June 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-38264-6), launches a series meant to encourage important conversations with children. Ages 2–5.
Three Ways to Be Brave: A Trio of Stories by Karla Clark, illus. by Jeff Eric Östberg (July 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22242-3). Three stories of triumph aim to empower young readers to look inward for strength. Ages 3–5.
When Cloud Became a Cloud by Rob Hodgson (Feb. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22491-5). A cloud is the protagonist of this tale about the water cycle. Ages 3–5.
Who Was? Board Books welcomes Who Is Jane Goodall? Mar. 30, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-22342-0) and Who Was Jackie Robinson? (Mar. 30, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-22343-7) by Lisbeth Kaiser, illus. by Stanley Chow, ages 2–4.
Animals Go Vroom! by Abi Cushman (July 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-3665-6). On a noisy day in Bumperville, sounds aren’t always what they seem. Ages 2–5.
Meet the Matzah by Alan Silberberg (Mar. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11811-5). This retelling of the Passover story stars an earnest matzah and his bready friends. Ages 3–5.
My Monster and Me by Nadiya Hussain, illus. by Ella Bailey (Mar. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35076-8),
centers on a boy whose worry monster follows him everywhere. Ages 3–5.
Never Grow Up by Roald Dahl, illus. by Quentin Blake (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35305-9), is a book advocating for staying young, adventurous, and curious. Ages 3–5.
No Pants! by Jacob Grant (Apr. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11766-8). What happens when a boy who’s ready to spend a great day with his father refuses to wear pants? Ages 3–5.
A Boy Named Isamu: A Story of Isamu Noguchi by James Yang (June 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20344-6) imagines a day in the boyhood of this Japanese American artist. Ages 3–7.
Hannah and the Ramadan Gift by Qasim Rashid, illus. by Aaliya Jaleel (Apr. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11466-7). This human-rights advocate celebrates good deeds during the month of Ramadan. Ages 3–7.
Piglette’s Perfect Surprise by Katelyn Aronson, illus. by Eva Byrne (May 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20453-5). The heroine of Piglette returns to Paris in search of a present for Madame Paradee and decides to make an extravagant cake. Ages 3–7.
Trouble by Katherine Battersby (Feb. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11404-9). This parable about prejudice features a squirrel, a mouse, and a bear. Ages 3–7.
Strong as Stone by Christopher Browne (Feb. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20466-5). In prehistoric times, a brave girl ventures into the wilderness to find a cure for her father, who is ill. Ages 4–7.
Kafka and the Doll by Larissa Theule, illus. by Rebecca Green (Mar. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11632-6), relays the true story of how Franz Kafka comforted a girl in 1923 by telling her that her lost doll was on a grand adventure and sending her letters from the traveling doll. Ages 4–8.
Moon Camp by Barry Gott (May 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20267-8). This tale of a boy’s mishaps at space camp involves new adventures and unexpected friendships. Ages 4–8.
Not Yeti by Kelly DiPucchio, illus. by Claire Keane (May 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11407-0). Often alone because he’s different from other monsters, kind Yeti gets a big surprise. Ages 4–8.
A Life Electric: A Story of Nikola Tesla by Azadeh Westergaard, illus. by Julia Sarda (July 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11460-5), profiles this Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, and futurist. Ages 5–9.
Secret Spy Society: The Case of the Missing Cheetah by Veronica Mang (Mar. 23, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20435-1) starts up a series about three sleuthing girls who inadvertently uncover a secret society of female spies in history. Ages 5–9.
Beyond Platform 13 by Sibéal Pounder and Eva Ibbotson (Feb. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20417-7). In this novel inspired by Ibbotson’s The Secret of Platform 13, the Island of Mist is under siege and Prince Ben and a hag are in hiding. Ages 8–12.
Kiki Kallira Breaks a Kingdom by Sangu Mandanna (July 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20697-3). When a girl’s sketchbook comes to life, she’s sucked into the mystical world she created, and must defeat an ancient deity bent on total destruction. Ages 8–12.
The Midnighters by Hana Tooke (July 20, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11696-8). A girl gets entangled in a murder mystery after joining a secret guild to find her missing friend. Ages 8–12.
The Wild Huntsboys by Martin Stewart (Mar. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11613-5). Luka promises to care for his sister’s imaginary faeries when she’s evacuated from their war-zone home. Ages 8–12.
Scene of the Crime: Tracking Down Criminals with Forensic Science by HP Newquist (June 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-451-47646-3) provides a history of forensic science. Ages 10 and up.
Summer of Stolen Secrets by Julie Sternberg (May 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20364-4). A girl visits her grandmother to learn about mysterious relatives and family secrets. Ages 10 and up.
The Electric Kingdom by David Arnold (Feb. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20222-7). When a deadly virus sweeps the globe, Nico and her dog set out to find a mythical portal. Ages 12 and up.
From Little Tokyo, with Love by Sarah Kuhn (May 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32748-7). This novel set in L.A.’s Little Tokyo explores the highs and lows of love and loss. Ages 14 and up.
Our Last Echoes by Kate Alice Marshall (Mar. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11362-2). In this supernatural thriller, a girl hunts for the truth about her mother’s disappearance from an island where people have been vanishing for decades. Ages 14 and up.
We Are Inevitable by Gayle Forman (June 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-425-29080-4). Two teens struggling with tragedy and addiction find love together. Ages 14 and up.
What’s Not to Love by Austin Siegemund-Broka and Emily Wibberley (Apr. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-3586-4). While planning a reunion, longtime competitors Alison and Ethan can no longer ignore their rivalry—or their chemistry. Ages 14 and up.
Corduroy celebrates in Happy Easter, Corduroy! by Don Freeman, illus. by Jody Wheeler (Feb. 16, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-20375-0), ages up to 3. Anna Dewdney’s Llama Llama returns in Llama Llama Loves His Mama (Apr. 6, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-20562-4), ages 2–4; and Llama Llama Meets the Babysitter, illus. by JT Morrow (May 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35033-1), ages 2–5. Jack Books adds Jack Gets Zapped! by Mac Barnett, illus. by Greg Pizzoli (Feb. 2, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11401-8), ages 4–8. And Peanut, Butter, and Crackers are back in Fetch! by Paige Braddock (June 8, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11746-0), ages 4–8.
City of Secrets presents City of Illusion by Victoria Ying (July 27, $20.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11451-3), ages 8–12. The Last Kids on Earth continues with Thrilling Tales from the Tree House, a graphic novel by Max Brallier, illus. by Douglas Holgate et al. (Apr. 6, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35006-5), ages 8–12. And The Pathfinders Society releases The Curse of the Crystal Cavern by Francesco Sedita and Prescott Seray-darian, illus. by Steve Hamaker (July 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-425-29189-4), ages 8–12.
Eric Hill’s Spot reappears in Spot’s Easter Basket (Feb. 2, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-241-46954-5), ages 2–5; and Find Spot at Preschool (June 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-241-48480-7), ages 3–5. And Peter’s School Day is a new Peter Rabbit Tale by Beatrix Potter (June 29, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-241-47017-6), ages 3–5.
Raindrops to Rainbow by John Micklos, illus. by Charlene Chua (Mar. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22409-0), reveals how color is found all around us. Ages 2–5.
Mother Goose to the Rescue! by Nate Evans and Stephanie Gwyn Brown, illus. by Jessica Gibson (Feb. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09357-3). Mother Goose and nursery rhyme characters
celebrate firefighters. Ages 3–5.
Ducks Run Amok! by J.E. Morris (Mar. 2, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22291-1). A turtle can’t convince ducks arriving at his pond that he’s not a duck. Ages 4–8.
Something Stinks! by Jonathan Fenske (June 15, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9310-4). A skunk tries to sniff out the source of a horrible smell. Ages 4–8.
Horse Girl by Carrie Seim (Mar. 30, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09548-5). At a riding academy, a girl contends with cliques, boys, and homesickness. Ages 8–12.
Jude Banks, Superhero by Ann Hood (May 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09407-5). In this story of grief and resilience, Jude copes with the death of his beloved younger sister. Ages 8–12.
Willis Wilbur Wows the World by Lindsey Leavitt, illus. by Laura Catalán (June 1, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22405-2). When his friends leave for summer vacation, a boy becomes a life coach for neighborhood kids. Ages 8–12.
Ashley Evanson’s Hello, World visits Germany: A Book of Opposites (July 6, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-22399-4), Los Angeles: A Book of Time (Feb. 23, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-22395-6), and Rome: A Book of Days (Feb. 23, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-22397-0), ages 3–5. Tiny celebrates in Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Tiny! by Cari Meister, illus. by Rich Davis (Feb. 9, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09744-1),
ages 3–6. And Dino Detective and Awesome Possum, Private Eyes debuts with The Case of the Nibbled Pizza (Mar. 9, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09349-8) and The Case of the Missing Socks (Mar. 9, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09352-8) by Tadgh Bentley, ages 6–8.
Astronaut Girl takes on Mission to Mars by Cathy Hapka and Ellen Vandenberg, illus. by Gillian Reid (May 11, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09580-5), ages 6–8. Phoebe G. Green serves up Cooking Club Chaos! by Veera Hiranandani, illus. by Christine Almeda (Feb. 23, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09695-6), ages 6–8. And Summer Island joins The Treasure Troop by Dori Hillestad Butler, illus. by Tim Budgen (May 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09489-1), ages 7–10.
Who Was? picks up Who Is Neil Degrasse Tyson? by Pam Pollack and Meg Belviso, illus. by Manuel Gutierrez (June 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-399-54436-1); Who Is RuPaul? by Nico Medina, illus. by Andrew Thomson (May 11, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22269-0); Who Was A.A. Milne? by Sarah Fabiny, illus. by Gregory Copeland (June 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-451-53242-8); and Who Was Juliette Gordon Low? by Dana Meachen Rau, illus. by Dede Putra (July 6, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-101-99556-3), ages 8–11; and Who Was Catherine the Great? by Pollack and Belviso, illus. by Dede Putra (Feb. 2, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-399-54430-9); Who Was Levi Strauss? by Ellen Labrecque, illus. by Stephen Marchesi (Mar. 9, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-448-48856-1); and Who Was Walt Whitman? by Kirsten Anderson, illus. by Tim Foley (Feb. 2, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-399-54398-2), ages 8–12.
American Horse Tales kicks off with The Dust Bowl by Michelle Jabès Corpora (June 29, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22525-7) and Hollywood by Samantha M. Clark (June 29, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22527-1), ages 8–12. Eat Bugs debuts with Project Startup by Laura D’Asaro et al., illus. by Vanessa Flores (Feb. 16, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09617-8), ages 8–12. And What Is the Story Of? offers What Is the Story of Alice in Wonderland? by Dana M. Rau, illus. by Robert Squier (Apr. 6, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5247-9176-6); and What Is the Story of Willy Wonka? by Steve Korte, illus. by Jake Murray (July 6, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22420-5), ages 8–12
What Was? adds What Is Congress? by Jill Abramson, illus. by David Malan (May 11, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22370-3); and What Was the Age of Exploration? by Catherine Daly, illus. by Jake Murray (Mar. 9, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09382-5), ages 8–12. And Where Is? releases Where Are the Constellations? by Stephanie Sabol, illus. by Laurie A. Conley (July 6, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22373-4), ages 8–12.
Who HQ Now launches with Who Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? (Mar. 16, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22640-7) and Who Is Kamala Harris? by Kirsten Anderson, illus. by Manuel Gutierrez (Feb. 23, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-38448-0); Who Is Dwayne the Rock Johnson? by James Buckley, illus. by Gregory Copeland (June 15, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22637-7); and Who Is Ken Jennings? by Anderson, illus. by Jake Murray (June 15, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22643-8), ages 8–12.
Flyy Girls welcomes Noelle: The Mean Girl by Ashley Woodfolk (Mar. 9, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09608-6), ages 12 and up. And Pocket Change Collective issues Continuum by Chella Man (June 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22348-2) and Skate for Your Life by Leo Baker (June 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22347-5), both illus. by Ashley Lukashevsky, ages 12 and up.
Penguin/World of Eric Carle
Thank You, Teacher from the Very Hungry Caterpillar (Apr. 6, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22618-6) by Eric Carle celebrates all that makes us grateful. Ages 3–6.
New World of Eric Carle titles by Carle are Can You Guess? Animal Sounds with the Very Hungry Caterpillar (May 18, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-22665-0) and The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Forest Hide & Seek: A Finger Trail Lift-the-Flap Book (July 6, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-22666-7), ages up to 3; A Day on the Farm with the Very Hungry Caterpillar (Mar. 9, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-22393-2), ages 1–3; and Eric Carle’s Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star and Other Nursery Rhymes (Feb. 9, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-22431-1), ages 2–5.
Infinity by Pablo Bernasconi (Mar. 9, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-7342259-2-1). Metaphors and images explore the concept of infinity. Ages 9 and up.
All the Fish in the World by David Opie (May 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4413-3578-4). This follow-up to All the Birds in the World delves into the undersea realm. Ages 3–8.
100 Questions adds 100 Questions About Cats: And All the Answers Too! by Simon Abbott (Feb. 1, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4413-3536-4), ages 7–12.
This Is Still Not a Book by Jean Jullien (Mar. 31, $16.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-83866-274-5) is an interactive follow-up to This Is Not a Book. Ages 2–4.
Banksy Graffitied Walls and Wasn’t Sorry by Fausto Gilberti (Mar. 24, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-83866-260-8) profiles this contemporary graffiti artist. Ages 4–7.
How Old Am I? 1-100 Faces from Around the World by Julie Pugeat (Apr. 1, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-83866-158-8) introduces the concept of aging and celebrates diversity. Ages 4–8.
My Art Book Of welcomes My Art Book of Friendship by Shana Gozansky (May 12, $16.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-83866-259-2), ages 2–4.
Phoenix International/PI Kids
Sesame Street: Take-a-Look Inside and Outside (July 15, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-5853-7) focuses on opposites. Ages 2–6.
Marvel Spider-Man: It’s Spider Time! (Mar. 15, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-5303-7). Spideys swing from page to page in this book featuring sounds. Ages 4–8.
Look and Find offers Disney Minnie Mouse, illus. by Art Mawhinney (Feb. 15, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-5855-1), ages 1–4; and Nickelodeon Blue’s Clues & You!, illus. by Jason Fruchter (Feb. 15, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-5668-7), ages 2–5. And Growing Up Stories adds Happy Birthday Party!, illus. by Disney Storybook Art Team (Feb. 1, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-5594-9), ages 2–6; and June Gets a Job: A Story About Responsibility (Apr. 30, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5037-5814-8) and Gilbert Tries Again: A Story About Persistence (Apr. 30, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5037-5813-1), both illus. by Jerrod Maruyama, ages 3–6.
Disney Growing Up Stories presents Huey Helps Out (June 15, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5037-5929-9), Millie Can Wait (June 15, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5037-5930-5), and Moving Day (Apr. 30, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-5793-6), ages 3–7; and Cooking Together (June 15, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-5885-8), ages 4–8. Disney My First Stories picks up Dumbo Gets Dressed, illus. by Jerrod Maruyama (May 18, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-5788-2), ages 3–7. Take-a-Look welcomes Baby Einstein: Near and Far (June 11, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-5850-6), ages 3–7. Sesame Street: Big Bird, illus. by Tom Brannon, joins I’m Ready to Read (May 11, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-5868-1), ages 4–8. And Look and Find issues Disney Pixar Look and Find (June 15, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-5884-1), ages 4–8.
Active Minds adds Fruits and Vegetables A-Z (Apr. 30, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64269-347-8), My Tooth is Loose! (Apr. 30, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64269-346-1), and Time to Wash Your Hands (Apr. 30, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64269-348-5), ages 3–7. And joining Kids Ask are HOW Does a Roller Coaster Stay on the Track? (May 15, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-64269-349-2), WHAT Makes a Skunk Stink? (May 15, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-64269-352-2), WHERE Do Dinosaurs Get Their Names? (May 15, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-64269-351-5), WHO Invented Bubble Gum? (May 15, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-64269-353-9), and WHY Does the Moon Change Shape? (May 15, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-64269-350-8), ages 4–8.
Little Bear Wakes Up by Joe Rhotigan, illus. by Sanja Rescek (May 11, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-5796-7). Little Bear has fun in the snow with his friends until his mother calls him back to their den to finish his sleep until spring. Ages 3–7.
My Feelings (May 25, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-5846-9) and My Touch (May 25, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-5854-4) by Jeffrey Turner. A prickly porcupine helps children learn to express a variety of feelings; and to describe different textures. Ages 3–7.
Nook by Sally Anne Garland (June 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-5848-3) explores the themes of kindness, inclusion, confidence, trust, and friendship. Ages 3–8.
Stuck Inside by Sally Anne Garland (Feb. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-5866-7). Tilly and her pup Toby explore the indoors on a stormy day. Ages 3–8.
Unicorns Have Bad Manners by Rachel Halpern, illus. by Wendy Tan Shiau Wei (Apr. 6, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-5711-0), discusses manners, friendship, and cultural differences. Ages 3–8.
A Wisdom of Wombats: More Collective Animal Nouns and the Meanings Behind Them by Kathy Broderick and David DePasquale (Mar. 30, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-5708-0) provides definitions for collective nouns. Ages 3–8.
Yakety Yak: Animal Names That Are Also Action Words! by Kathy Broderick, illus. by Bluebean (June 15, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-5709-7), features animal names that double as action words. Ages 3–8.
Little Dumplings by Susan Rich Brooke, illus. by Bonnie Pang (May 18, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-5710-3). When a dumpling accidentally rolls away from her family’s tent at a Dumpling Fest, she discovers that there are many different ways to be a dumpling. Ages 4–8.
Peek & Pop picks up Peek & Pop Bunny, Hop! by Kat Caldwell, illus. by Julilustrador (Feb. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-5596-3), ages 3–6. And A Book in Four Languages by Kathy Broderick, trans. by Arlette de Alba et al., illus. by Kris Dresen, delivers My Animals (Mar. 23, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-5493-5) and My Emotions (Mar. 23, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-5494-2), ages 3–7. And It’s Her Story greets Marie Curie by Kaara Kallen, illus. by Rosie Baker (Feb. 1, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-5293-1), ages 8–12.
Beatrice Bly’s Rules for Spies launches with The Missing Hamster by Sue Fliess, illus. by Beth Mills (Apr. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64595-028-8), ages 4–7. Twig and Turtle reappear in Make New Friends, But Keep the Old by Jennifer Richard Jacobson (May 18, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-64595-053-0), ages 7–9. Trillium Sisters, starring triplets with super powers, opens with The Triplets Get Charmed (June 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-64595-014-1) and Bestie Day (June 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-64595-016-5). by Laura Brown and Elly Kramer, illus. by Sarah Mesinga, ages 7–9. Do You Remember the Summer Before? joins Black Sand Beach by Richard Fairgray (May 4, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-64595-004-2), ages 8–12. Carlton Crumple Creature Catcher is back in Tater Invaders! by David Fremont (Feb. 2, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-64595-006-6). And The Great Peach Experiment debuts with When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Peach Pie by Erin Soderberg Downing (Apr. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64595-034-9), ages 8–12.
Show Me History! introduces Albert Einstein: Genius of Space and Time! by James Buckley, illus. by Kelly Tindall (Apr. 13, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-64517-431-8); Anne Frank: Witness to History! by Mark Shulman (July 13, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-64517-432-5); Helen Keller: Inspiration to Everyone! by Buckley, illus. by Caitlin Like (June 8, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-64517-411-0); and Buckley’s Sacagawea: Courageous Trailblazer!, illus. by Cassie Anderson (Feb. 16, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-64517-435-6), ages 8–12.
The Big Hug by Megan Walker (Apr. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-57687-979-5). Two friends who live on opposite sides of a street find a solution when troubling events keep them indoors. Ages 3–7.
Just. Like. You. by Meredith Steiner, illus. by Avneet Sandhu (July 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-57687-985-6), celebrates what makes classmates unique. Ages 3–7.
Rat Fair by Leah Rose Kessler, illus. by Cleonique Hilsaca (June 15, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-57687-984-9). When rats find letters fallen from an Art Fair sign, they put it back together, with one tweak, and organize a Rat Fair. Ages 3–7.
The Dream Keepers by April Hartmann (July 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-57687-987-0). Dream Keepers, who help dreams come true, push themselves farther than ever before. Ages 4–8.
I Love Vincent by Laura Ljungkvist (July 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-57687-986-3) follows a seeing-eye dog’s day helping his best friend, a boy who is blind. Ages 4–8.
Many Shapes of Clay: A Story of Healing by Kenesha Sneed (May 4, $16.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7468-0). A girl who learns to make pottery from her mother copes with loss when her first piece shatters. Ages 4–6.
Mona Lisa in New York by Yevgenia Nayberg (Mar. 9, $14.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7445-1). Mona Lisa slips from her painting and tours New York City with a street-art figure. Ages 4–8.
Pie for Breakfast: Simple Baking Recipes for Kids by Cynthia Cliff (Apr. 6, $16.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7460-4). Hazel bakes treats from around the world in this story with
recipes. Ages 5–9.
Great Rivers of the World by Volker Mehnert, illus. by Martin Haake (Mar. 23, $19.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7470-3), collects facts about the geography, history, and culture of rivers. Ages 8–12.
Veggie Power by Olaf Hajek (Apr. 27, $19.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7478-9). This follow-up to Flower Power rounds up info about the growing, eating, and benefits of vegetables. Ages 8–12.
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Full Moon by Camilla Pintonato (Apr. 27, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-61689-999-8). Rabbits invite their forest friends to join their celebration of the full moon. Ages 3–6.
Orange Is an Apricot, Green Is a Tree Frog by Pascale Estellon (Mar. 30, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-64896-014-7) explores the natural world through the colors of plant and animal life. Ages 3–6.
True Colors by Gonçalo Viana (June 1, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-64896-009-3). Townsfolk investigate why clouds are green and trees are white. Ages 4–9.
The Book of Tiny Creatures by Nathalie Tordjman, illus. by Julien Norwood and Emmanuelle Tchoukriel (Feb. 16, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-61689-974-5), is an interactive introduction to spiders, butterflies, worms, snails, and other small critters. Ages 5–9.
Chickenology: The Ultimate Encyclopedia by Barbara Sandri and Francesco Giubbilini, illus. by Camilla Pintonato (Feb. 2, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-61689-908-0), explores all things relating to chickens, including their many breeds, feather patterns, and origins. Ages 5–9.
New Explore Art titles by Elizabeth Yohlin Baill are Armor and Animals (Feb. 23, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61689-955-4) and What Can Colors Do? (May 11, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61689-966-0), ages 4–8.
Embrace Your Body by Taryn Brumfitt, illus. by Sinead Hanley (Mar. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-76089-598-3). Based on a children’s song, this book encourages kids to love who they are, inside and out. Ages 3–5.
Goodnight, Glow Worms by Aura Parker (Mar. 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-14-379291-8). Glow Worms have trouble settling down in this rhyming bedtime tale. Ages 3–5.
Puffin Little releases Puffin Little Environ-mentalist: Composting (July 1, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-76089-701-7), ages 5–7.
Alice Fleck’s Recipes for Disaster by Rachelle Delaney (May 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6927-9). After Alice agrees to appear on a reality cooking show with her father, she lands in the middle of a mystery. Ages 10 and up.
Royal Guide to Monster Slaying gains The Serpent’s Fury by Kelley Armstrong (June 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-7015-2), ages 10 and up.
The Secret Life of Farts by Malin Klingenberg, trans. by Annie Prime, illus. by Sanna Mander (Feb. 16, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-78269-283-6). Rhyming verses relay anecdotes of flatulence. Ages 5–9.
The Goldsmith and the Master Thief by Tonke Dragt, trans. by Laura Watkinson (May 25, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-78269-246-1). In these interconnected stories, twin brothers embark on very different career paths. Ages 8–12.
The Tunnels Below by Nadine Wild-Palmer, illus. by Ellen Shi (Feb. 23, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-78269-223-2). Lost in the subway system, Cecelia finds herself in an underground world of humanlike animals oppressed by a community of crow-people. Ages 9–12.
The Collective by Lindsey Whitlock (Apr. 6, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-78269-217-1). When he moves from the country to the city, Elwyn is caught between the pull of tradition and the allure of forging his own path. Ages 10 and up.
When We Went Wild by Isabella Tree, illus. by Allira Tee (Mar. 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6287-4), tells the true story of a farm in Britain that flourished when it adapted eco-friendly practices. Ages 4–7.
Gerald Needs a Friend by Robin Boyden (Apr. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-5208-0). A loner discovers the power of making friends. Ages 3–6.
The Grumpy Fairies by Bethan Stevens (Apr. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-4941-7). Fairies hunted by a wolf realize it’s easier to escape if they’re less grumpy. Ages 3–6.
The Mole and the Hole by Brayden Kowalczuk (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6264-5). Why does a mole keep finding rocks blocking the entrance to his hole? Ages 3–6.
This Book Can Read Your Mind by Susannah Lloyd, illus. by Jacob Grant (Apr. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6263-8), pretends to “read minds” using the power of suggestion. Ages 3–6.
Race Cars: A Children’s Book About White Privilege by Jenny Devenny (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6290-4). This story of a black and a white race car aims to spark conversation about race. Ages 4–7.
The Dinosaur Awards by Barbara Taylor, illus. by Stephen Collins (Apr. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-5637-8), offers a humorous but scientific look at dinosaurs. Ages 5–8.
The Encyclopedia of Unbelievable Facts by Jane Wilsher, illus. by Louise Lockhart (May 4, $29.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-5626-2), provides trivia about animals, history, art, and culture. Ages 7–9.
New Little People, Big Dreams titles by Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara are Andy Warhol, illus. by Timothy Hunt (May 4, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-5795-5); Hans Christian Andersen, illus. by Maxine Lee-MacKie (Apr. 6, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-5934-8); and Malala Yousafzai, illus. by Manal Mirza (Mar. 2, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-5904-1), ages 4–7. Story Of... continues with The Story of Climate Change by Catherine Barr and Steve Williams, illus. by Amy Husband (Mar. 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-5630-9), ages 6–9. And Creatures Great and Small launches with Onyx: Based on a True Story of Leadership (Mar. 2, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6145-7) by Vita Murrow, illus. by Anneli Bray; and Murrow’s Fluffles: Based on a True Story of Bravery, illus. by Rachel Qiuqi (Mar. 2, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6159-4), ages 8–12.
The Kitchen Pantry Scientist serves up Biology for Kids: Homemade Science Experiments and Activities Inspired by Awesome Biologists, Past and Present by Liz Lee Heinecke (Apr. 6, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63159-832-6), ages 7–10.
Invented by Animals by Christiane Dorion, illus. by Gosia Herba (Apr. 6, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6067-2), explains how inventors rely on animals and nature to solve problems. Ages 7–10.
How to Spot a Mom by Donna Amey Bhatt, illus. by Aura Lewis (Feb. 2, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6104-4), reveals the relatable things that make mothers easy to spot “in the wild.” Ages 8–12.
Lily Murray’s Let’s Tell a Story issues Fairy Tale Adventure, illus. by Wesley Robins (Feb. 2, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-5729-0); and Space Adventure, illus. by Grace Boruch (Mar. 2, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-5733-7), ages 5–7. Magnified offers Ancient World Magnified: With a 3x Magnifying Glass! by David Long, illus. by Andy Rowland (May 4, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-4972-1), ages 5–10. And new Quick History titles by Clive Gifford, illus. by Rob Flowers, are A Quick History of Money: From Cash Cows to Crypto-Currencies (Apr. 6, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7112-6275-1); A Quick History of Politics: From Pharaohs to Fair Votes (July 6, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7112-6274-4); and A Quick History of the Universe: From the Big Bang to Just Now (Apr. 6, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7112-6273-7), ages 8–12.
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My Dad by Susan Quinn, illus. by Marina Ruiz (Apr. 6, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7112-5534-0), celebrates what makes fathers so special to their kids. Ages 4–7.
The Secret Life of Bees: Meet the Bees of the World, with Buzzwing the Honeybee by Moira Butterfield, illus. by Vivian Mineker (Apr. 20, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-7112-6051-1), presents natural history with a splash of fantasy. Ages 7–11.
Joining Flap Flap by Carly Madden, illus. by Juliana Perdomo, is What Is Daddy Going to Do? (May 18, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7112-6326-0), ages up to 4. Little Faces issues Be Careful, Dragon! by Carly Madden (Apr. 20, $11.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7112-6248-5) and Slow Down, Tiny Unicorn! by Rhiannon Findlay (Apr. 20, $11.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7112-6246-1), both illus. by Hanako Clulow, ages 1–5. The Ploofers by Claire Alexander picks up A Little Bit of Courage (June 22, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-7112-6007-8), ages 3–6. What a Feeling by Kochka, illus. by Marie Leghima, offers A Cat with No Name: A Story About Sadness (Mar. 16, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-7112-5865-5) and Together Again: A Story About Joy (Mar. 16, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-7112-5869-3), ages 4–6. And World of Wonder presents The Deep Blue by Charlotte Guillain, illus. by Lou Baker Smith (May 18, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-7112-5010-9), ages 7–10.
The Wild World Handbook: Habitats by Andrea Debbink (Apr. 20, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68369-246-1). This guide to the natural world aims to empower the next generation of climate activists and nature lovers. Ages 8–12.
Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses by Kristen O’Neal (Apr. 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68369-234-8) explores friendship and illness. Ages 14 and up.
This Is Not the Jess Show by Anna Carey (Feb. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68369-197-6) is a debut thriller about separating fact from fiction—and how far we’ll go to create our own version of reality. Ages 14 and up.
Find Momo by Andrew Knapp adds Let’s Find Momo Outdoors: A Hide and Seek Adventure with Momo and Boo (May 25, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68369-262-1), ages 2–5. Little Kid, Big City by Beth Beckman, illus. by Holley Maher, visits London (June 15, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68369-248-5) and New York (Feb. 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68369-244-7), ages 7–12. Kid Legends gains Kid Innovators: True Tales of Childhood from Inventors and Trailblazers by Robin Stevenson, illus. by Allison Steinfeld (Feb. 16, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-68369-227-0), ages 9–12. And League of Ursus by Robert Repino adds Spark and the Grand Sleuth (Mar. 23, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68369-221-8), ages 9–12.