Random House

My Little Brave Girl by Hilary Duff, illus. by Kelsey Garrity-Riley (Mar. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30072-5), encourages girls to reach higher, dream bigger, and approach the world with their hearts wide open. Ages 3–7.

Tale of the Mandarin Duck by Bette Midler, photos by Michiko Kakutani (Feb. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17676-4), is a modern fable inspired by the real Mandarin Duck that appeared in New York City’s Central Park in 2018. Ages 3–7.


Dr. Seuss Discovers by Dr. Seuss welcomes Bugs (May 4, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-9848-2988-7), ages up to 3. Leo Lionni’s Friends by Leo Lionni introduces Where Are Swimmy’s Friends? A Lift-the-Flap Book (May 4, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-525-58232-8), ages up to 3. Sesame Street releases What If...? Answers to Calm First-Day-of-School Jitters (June 15, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-593-31009-0), ages 4–6. Faith-based Berenstain Bears Gifts of the Spirit by Mike Berenstain debuts with Caring (Feb. 2, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30240-8), ages 3–7. Scaredy Squirrel by Mélanie Watt offers Scaredy Squirrel in a Nutshell (May 11, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30755-7), ages 4–8. Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne, illus. by Kelly and Nichole Matthews, issues Dinosaurs Before Dark Graphic Novel (May 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17468-5), ages 6–9. And Hilo by Judd Winick greets Gina—The Girl Who Broke the World (Feb. 2, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-525-64409-5), ages 8–12.

Random House Graphic

Monster Friends by Kaeti Vandorn (June 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-9682-7). Can two very different monsters who are new neighbors learn to get along? Ages 5–8.

Mel the Chosen by Rachele Aragno, trans. by Carla Roncalli Di Montorio (July 20, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-30123-4). A granted wish lets Mel travel to a magical world where she can make her own choices, and return home all grown-up. Ages 8–12.

Turtle in Paradise: The Graphic Novel by Jennifer L. Holm, illus. by Savanna Ganucheau (May 4, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-12630-1), is a graphic adaptation of this Newbery Honor novel about a girl searching for her place in the world. Ages 8–12.

Let’s Talk About It: The Teen’s Guide to Sex, Relationships, and Being a Human by Erika Moen and Matthew Nolan (Mar. 9, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-9848-9314-7) highlights topics for teens to think and talk about. Ages 14 and up.


Bug Boys are back in Outside and Beyond by Laura Knetzger (Feb. 9, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-9678-0), ages 7–10.

Random House Studio

Brave as a Mouse by Nicolo Carozzi (May 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-18183-6). A goldfish and a mouse’s friendship is in peril when three cats want to play too. Ages 3–7.

Isobel Adds It Up by Kristy Everington, illus. by AG Ford (June 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17810-2). Isobel can solve any math problem—but figuring out what’s causing all the noise next door is a stumper. Ages 3–7.

Areli Is a Dreamer: A True Story by Areli Morales, a DACA Recipient by Areli Morales, illus. by Luisa Uribe (June 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-9399-4). DACA recipient Morales chronicles her immigration to America from Mexico at age six. Ages 4–8.

Indelible Ann: The Larger-Than-Life Story of Governor Ann Richards by Meghan P. Browne, illus. by Carlynn Whitt (June 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17327-5), profiles this trail-blazing late governor of Texas. Ages 4–8.


Grumpy Monkey returns in Grumpy Monkey Freshly Squeezed by Suzanne Lang, illus. by Max Lang (June 29, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30601-7), ages 5–8.


Born Ready: The True Story of a Boy Named Penelope by Jodie Patterson, illus. by Charnelle Pinkney Barlow (Apr. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12363-8). Human rights activist Patterson shares her transgender son’s experience. Ages 4–8.

Down to Earth by Betty Culley (May 25, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17573-6). A budding geologist discovers a meteor-ite that may be affecting his community. Ages 8–12.

The Ivies by Alexa Donne (May 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30370-2). Prep-school elites would kill to get into the college of their dreams—literally. Ages 14 and up.


What’s Inside introduces What’s Inside a Flower? And Other Questions About Science & Nature by Rachel Ignotofsky (Feb. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17647-4), ages 4–7. And Ham Helsing, a vampire-hunting pig, debuts in Vampire Hunter by Rich Moyer (June 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30891-2), ages 8–12.


Thornwood by Leah Cypess (Apr. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17883-6). This reimagining of “Sleeping Beauty” opens the Sisters Ever After series. Ages 9–12.

What Comes Next by Rob Buyea (June 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-525-64802-4). A dog helps a girl forge new friendships after the tragic loss of her best friend. Ages 9–12.

The Pack by Lisi Harrison (June 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-18070-9) opens a series set in a boarding school for girls learning to tame their animal powers. Ages 10 and up.

Sunkissed by Kasie West (May 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17626-9). Avery finds that summer at a family resort isn’t that bad after all—and that love brings surprises. Ages 12 and up.

That Weekend by Kara Thomas (June 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-1836-7). When three friends go on a trip, only one returns, with a head injury and amnesia. Ages 14 and up.


G My Name Is Girl: A Song of Celebration from Argentina to Zambia by Dawn Masi (Feb. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30404-4) offers an alphabetic tribute to girls’ positive, empowering characteristics. Ages 3–7.

Let’s Taco About How Great You Are by Bob Holt (Mar. 9, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-18201-7) Puns and encouragement fill this book celebrating kids. Ages 3–7.



New Little Golden Books are The Fairies’ Ball by Diane Muldrow, illus. by Olivia Chin Mueller (May 11, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17551-4); Let’s Go to the Beach! by Lori Haskins Houran, illus. by Nila Aye (May 11, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17462-3); My Little Golden Book About San Francisco by Toyo Tyler, illus. by Courtney Dawson (May 11, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30118-0); My Little Golden Book About Trains by Dennis R. Shealy, illus. by Paul Boston (May 11, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17466-1); and My Little Golden Book About Washington, D.C. by Rich Volin, illus. by Ed Myer (May 11, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30115-9), ages 2–5.


Big Feelings by Alexandra Penfold, illus. by Suzanne Kaufman (Mar. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-525-57974-8), shows how to navigate the emotional challenges one faces when things don’t go as planned or when feelings are difficult to understand. Ages 4–8.

The Mysterious Disappearance of Aidan S. (as Told to His Brother) by David Levithan (Feb. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-4859-8). Lucas wants to believe his younger brother’s story about what happened when he disappeared for six days, but it seems completely implausible. Ages 8–12.

Off the Record by Camryn Garrett (May 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-2999-3). A teen wins a writing contest with a celebrity profile and uncovers a scandal. Ages 14 and up.


Cookie Chronicles by Matthew Swanson, illus. by Robbi Behr, launches with Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Doom (Mar. 2, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30275-0) and Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Endless Waiting (Mar. 2, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30276-7), ages 8–12.


Everyone Dies Famous in a Small Town by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock (Apr. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-9259) is a story collection that connects the lives of young people from small towns in Alaska and the American West. Ages 12 and up.

Fierce as the Wind by Tara Wilson Redd (June 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-6691-7). Heartbreak pushes a Hawaiian girl to find her strongest self. Ages 12 and up.

Random/Make Me a World

My First Day by Phùng Nguyên Quang and Huýnh Kim Liên (Feb. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30626-0). The rainy season has come to the Mekong Delta, and a Vietnamese boy sets out alone in a boat for his first day of school. Ages 4–8.

Home Is Not a Country by Safia Elhillo (Mar. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17705-1). In this novel-in-verse, an immigrant girl explores issues of family, identity, and belonging. Ages 12 and up.

Random/Rodale Kids

Happiness Is a Rainbow by Patricia Hegarty, illus. by Summer Macon (Feb. 9, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-30380-1), introduces the concept of colors. Ages up to 3.

Mrs. Peanuckle’s Hiking Alphabet by Maria Rodale, illus. by Jessie Ford (May 4, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-17817-1), reveals 26 words and experiences tied to the natural world. Ages up to 3.

How to Spot a Best Friend by Bea Birdsong, illus. by Lucy Fleming (June 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17927-7). On the first day of school, a girl teaches her mother how to be the very best friend. Ages 3–7.

Puberty Is Gross but Also Really Awesome by Gina Loveless, illus. by Lauri Johnston (Mar. 23, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63565-353-3), is a guide to the good and awful parts of puberty. Ages 10 and up.


Shirley Chisholm Dared: The Story of the First Black Woman in Congress by Alicia D. Williams, illus. by April Harrison (June 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12368-3), profiles the first Black woman elected to Congress, who also ran for president. Ages 4–8.

Uma Wimple Charts Her House by Reif Larsen, illus. by Ben Gibson (May 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-18118-8). Uma loves to draw charts but is stumped when tasked with making one of her own home. Ages 4–8.

The Worm Family Has Its Picture Taken by Jennifer Frank, illus. by David Ezra Stein (May 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12478-9). After dressing up her family to have a portrait taken, Emma realizes her worm clan is perfect without any costumes. Ages 4–8.

Harry Versus the First 100 Days of School by Emily Jenkins (June 29, $17.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-525-64471-2) follows the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of a first grader. Ages 5–8.

Random/Schwartz & Wade

Carpenter’s Helper by Sybil Rosen, illus. by Camille Garoche (Mar. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12320-1). Renata helps a mama and papa bird build a nest in her bathroom, hatch their eggs, and teach their babies to fly away. Ages 3–7.

Regina Is Not a Little Dinosaur by Andrea Zuill (Apr. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12728-5). A dino who’s eager for independence still needs the safety and comfort of home. Ages 3–7.

The Water Lady: How Darlene Arviso Helps a Thirsty Navajo Nation by Alice B. McGinty, illus. by Shonto Begay (Mar. 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-64500-9), profiles this Navajo woman who brings desperately needed water to families on her reservation. Ages 4–8.

We Are a Garden: A Story of How Diversity Took Root in America by Lisa Westberg Peters, illus. by Victoria Tentler-Krylov (Apr. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12313-3), depicts the diverse immigrants who have made North America their home over the centuries. Ages 4–8.

Violet & Daisy: The Story of Vaudeville’s Famous Conjoined Twins by Sarah Miller (Apr. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11972-3) relays the story of the conjoined Hilton twins, who were a sideshow sensation in the U.S. in the early 20th century. Ages 12 and up.


Flashlight Night: An Adventure in Trusting God by Elisabeth Hasselbeck, illus. by Julia Seal (Feb. 2, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-525-65279-3), depicts a chalkboard tradition of families writing out concerns and fears to help children remember that their prayers are always seen. Ages 3–7.

God Gave Us Prayer by Lisa Tawn Bergren, illus. by David Hohn (Feb. 16, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-525-65411-7), sets out to teach children how to talk with God about anything. Ages 3–7.


Wingfeather Saga continues with Wingfeather Tales: Seven Thrilling Stories from the World of Aerwiar, edited by Andrew Peterson (Mar. 23, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-525-65362-2), ages 8–12.

Red Chair/One Elm

Into the Wind by William Loizeaux, illus. by Laura Jacobsen (Mar. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-947159-42-6). A boy finds comfort and emotional growth in his friendship with an elderly woman. Ages 9–12.

Finding S.A.M. by Mary Bleckwehl, illus. by Berat Pekmeczi (Apr. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-947159-48-8). Embarrassed by his autistic brother, Zach invents an imaginary brother as he searches for his own version of normal. Ages 9–13.


Sammy the Seasick Pirate by Janelle Springer-Willms, illus. by Damien Jones (May 28, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4788-7045-6). A pirate’s son wants to follow in his father’s footsteps, but he gets seasick. Ages 4–8.

Seasonal Adventures by Johnny Ray Moore, illus. by Cbabi Bayoc (May 28, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-4788-7239-9), explores the seasons while celebrating the relationships of African American fathers and their children. Ages 4–8.

Valentina and the Monster by Ángeles Ruiz (May 28, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-4788-7059-3) offers a story about an unusual friendship and loss. Ages 4–8.

The Tree Told Me by Sophie Lescaut, illus. by Thanh Portal (Apr. 30, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4788-7374-7). A wise old tree shares some of life’s important lessons. Ages 6–10.

One Land, Many Nations, Vol. 1 by Traci Sorell and Lee Francis IV (June 25, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4788-6814-9). This debut title of a Native American series introduces the Cherokee and Pueblo of Laguna Nations. Ages 8–12.

Sunakali: The Messi of the Himalayas by Jennifer Vorms-Le Morvan, illus. by Nicolas Wild (Apr. 30, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-4788-7377-8), relays the true tale of a Nepalese girl who becomes a soccer star. Ages 8–12.

Sundays with Savta by Wiley Blevins, illus. by Eliahou Eric Bokobza (Apr. 30, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4788-7049-4). A boy’s grandmother shares family stories of the Jewish holidays when she visits him for the last time. Ages 8–12.

The Talent Show by Chuck Gonzalez (June 25, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-4788-7412-6). This graphic novel tracks the adventures of the Gomez family. Ages 8–14.


Soraya returns in Soraya and the Dragon by Salima Alikhan, illus. by Atieh Sohrabi and Jennifer Naalchigar (May 28, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-4788-7368-6), ages 8–12. And Magic Mirror by Luther Tsai and Nury Vittachi welcomes The Prince of Tricks (Apr. 30, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4788-6929-0), ages 8–14.

Rubber Ducky

One Tomato by Rebecca Mullin (May 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-947141-59-9). This counting book showcases garden plants and bugs. Ages up to 5.


My First Alphabet Book by Adriane Doherty, illus. by Kirsten Halvorsen, adds ABC Kentucky (May 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-947141-56-8), ages up to 5.

Sasquatch/Little Bigfoot

Ollie Feels Fine by Toni Yuly (Feb. 2, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-63217-301-0). An octopus learns about his emotions with help from his starfish friend. Ages up to 3.

1, 2, 3 Salish Sea: A Pacific Northwest Counting Book by Nikki McClure (Feb. 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63217-336-2) features flora and fauna found in and around this sea. Ages 2–5.

Chicken Talk Around the World by Carole Lexa Schaefer, illus. by Pierr Morgan (Mar. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63217-291-4), introduces languages and cultures through grandmothers’ chickens. Ages 4–8.

Our Shed: A Father-Daughter Building Story by Robert Broder, illus. by Carrie O’Neill (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63217-264-8). A father and daughter work together to build a shed. Ages 5–7.


The Grumbletroll by aprilkind and Barbara van den Speulhof, illus. by Stephan Pricken (Apr. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6117-3). A grumpy troll learns how to apologize after his friends go off to play without him. Ages up to 6.

Hello, Garden! by Katherine Pryor, illus. by Rose Soini (May 28, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7643-6109-8), encourages children to discover nature. Ages up to 6.

A Purr-Fect Painting: Matisse’s Other Great Cat by Joan Waites (May 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6112-8) views the world of Henri Matisse through the eyes of his cat. Ages up to 6.

Shhh by Fred Paronuzzi and Camelozampa, illus. by Mariana Ruiz Johnson (Feb. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6106-7), showcases noises and activities during a toddler’s day. Ages up to 6.

The Bird Who Swallowed a Star by Laurie Cohen, illus. by Toni Demuro (Mar. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6107-4). When a bird swallows a star, no one appreciates him except a traveler in the desert. Ages 5–8.

A Poem Is a Firefly by Charles Ghigna, illus. by Michelle Hazelwood Hyde (May 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6108-1). Animals introduce the wonder and magic of poetry. Ages 5–8.

The Two Fridas by Frida Kahlo, illus. by Gianluca Foli (Feb. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6116-6). This artist’s journal reveals a childhood memory of her imaginary friend. Ages 5–9.


Doodle the Science Poodle stars in My Big Birthday Party: Early Concepts: Opposites by Jeffrey Turner (May 28, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7643-6105-0), ages up to 6. New First Steps in Art titles by Géraldine Elschner are Antoinette the Tree Frog, illus. by Xavière Devos (Feb. 28, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7643-6110-4); and Hide-and-Seek with Little Hippo, illus. by Anja Klauss (Feb. 28, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7643-6111-1), ages up to 6. Who Is Hiding? by Marc Clamens and Laurence Jammes adds Who Is Hiding in the Forest? (Mar. 28, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7643-6101-2) and Who Is Hiding in the Sea? (Mar. 28, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7643-6102-9), ages up to 6. Gizmo Girl by Sol Regwan, illus. by Denise Muzzio greets Geraldine and the Anti-Bullying Shield (Feb. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6113-5), ages 5–8. And On the Fingertips by Lucie Albon debuts with Lili’s Colors (Apr. 28, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6103-6) and Lili’s Seasons (Apr. 28, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6104-3), ages 5–8.


Lala’s Words: A Story of Planting Kindness by Gracey Zhang (Apr. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-64823-2). Lala waters the plants that sprout in a patch of dirt and concrete, but it is her kind words that make them sway and nod. Ages 4–8.

You Are Enough: A Book About Inclusion Inspired by Model & Disability Advocate Sofia Sanchez by Margaret O’Hair and Sofia Sanchez, illus. by Sofia Cardoso (Mar. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-63074-9). Sanchez, an 11-year-old model and actor with Down syndrome, reminds readers to embrace their differences and be proud of who they are. Ages 4–8.

Don’t Tell the Nazis by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch (Feb. 2, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-71363-3). In a Ukrainian village in 1941, Krystia helps her friend and his family as the Nazis force Jews into a ghetto. Ages 8–12.

Ghost in the Headlights by Lindsey Duga (Mar. 2, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-63095-4). In this retelling of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” a girl investigates what happened on Shadowrun Road in her new town and uncovers a tragedy that has never been resolved. Ages 8–12.

Josephine Against the Sea by Shakirah Bourne (July 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-64208-7). In a tale inspired by Caribbean mythology, Josephine accidentally summons a vengeful sea creature who’s eager to take her place in her father’s heart. Ages 8–12.

The Magical Reality of Nadia by Bassem Youssef and Catherine R. Daly, illus. by Douglas Holgate (Feb. 2, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-57228-5). An Egyptian immigrant navigates the ups and downs of friendships, racism, and some magic. Ages 8–12.

Red Rover by Christopher Krovatin (Mar. 2, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-62909-5). Strange things occur at Amy’s house after she takes in a dog stranded on the side of a highway. Ages 8–12.

Taking Up Space by Alyson Gerber (May 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-18600-0) is a story about overcoming issues with body image and learning that self-esteem comes from within. Ages 8–12.

The Scourge by Jennifer A. Nielsen (May 4, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-545-68247-3). As a plague descends, Ani is sent to a quarantine colony for the ill, where she must uncover what is going on. Ages 9–12.

Fate: The Winx Saga Tie-in Novel by Ava Corrigan (Feb. 2, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-69226-6) features stories from this animated Netflix series about students at a magical school. Ages 14 and up.


Clifford stars in The Big New Friend by Meredith Rusu (Feb. 2, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-67257-2), ages 3–5. Kindi Kids offers Meet the Doctor by Reika Chan (Apr. 6, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-72870-5) and Talent Show! by Kiara Valdez, illus. by Jason Fruchter (May 4, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-74568-9), ages 3–5. Joining Ricky Zoom is Ricky Goes to School, illus. by Eone (July 6, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-74115-5), ages 3–5. And new Acorn Books are Fox Tails: The Giant Ice Cream Mess by Tina Kügler (May 18, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-56172-2) and Hello, Hedgehog! Let’s Go Swimming! by Norm Feuti (May 4, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-67711-9), ages 4–6; and Unicorn and Yeti: Fair and Square by Heather Ayris Burnell, illus. by Hazel Quintanilla (Mar. 2, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-62772-5), ages 5–7.

Branches Books presents Layla and the Bots: Chocolate Fix by Vicky Fang, illus. by Christine Nishiyama (June 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-58297-0); Owl Diaries: Eva at the Beach by Rebecca Elliott (Feb. 2, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-29879-6); and Press Start! Super Rabbit Boy’s Team-Up Trouble! by Thomas Flintham (Apr. 6, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-56899-8), ages 5–7; and Diary of a Pug: Pug’s Got Talent by Kyla May (Feb. 2, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-53012-4) and Pixie Tricks: The Pet Store Sprite by Tracey West, illus. by Xavier Bonet (May 18, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-62784-8), ages 6–8. And Jurassic World issues Dinosaurs Uncovered! by Marilyn Easton (May 4, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-72668-8), ages 7–10.

Alyssa Milano’s Hope delivers Project Go Green by Alyssa Milano and Debbie Rigaud, illus. by Eric S. Keyes (Apr. 6, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-32943-8), ages 8–12. Hello Neighbor ushers in Reset Day by Carly Anne West, illus. by Tim Heitz (May 4, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-71740-2), ages 8–12. Marvel Avengers Assembly adds The Sinister Substitute by Preeti Chhibber, illus. by James Lancett (Apr. 6, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-338-58719-7), ages 8–12. Shuri: Black Panther Novels continues with The Vanished by Nic Stone (Feb. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-58718-0), ages 8–12. And Wish welcomes Clique Here by Anna Staniszewski (June 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-68027-0) and Girls Just Wanna Have Pugs by J.J. Howard (Feb. 2, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-64042-7),
ages 8–12.

Creepshow introduces The Cursed by Elley Cooper (Apr. 20, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-63124-1), ages 12 and up. Daphne and Velma concludes with a third, as-yet-untitled YA novel by Josephine Ruby and Morgan Baden (June 1, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-65276-5), ages 12 and up. And Dragon Prince offers Sky by Aaron Ehasz and Melanie McGanney Ehasz (Apr. 6, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-66640-3), ages 12 and up.

Also due are additions, in various formats, to the following series: Dragon Masters, Harry Potter, Peppa Pig, and Pokémon.

Scholastic en Español

Ten Little Birds/Diez pajaritos by Andrés Salguero, illus. by Sara Palacios (Apr. 20, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-34369-4). Readers can count to 10 and back again in this bilingual book. Ages up to 3.

Scholastic Focus

The Beekeepers: How Humans Changed the World of Bumble Bees by Dana L. Church (Mar. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-56554-6) examines the life of bees and the science behind their uncertain future. Ages 8–12.

We Must Not Forget: Holocaust Stories of Survival and Resistance by Deborah Hopkinson (Feb. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-25577-5), relays the heroic stories of Jewish Holocaust survivors from various countries. Ages 9–12.

Scholastic Paperbacks


Dragon Girls by Maddy Mara, about three girls who discover their magic abilities, launches with Azmina the Gold Glitter Dragon (May 4, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-68063-8), Naomi the Rainbow Glitter Dragon (May 4, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-68065-2), and Willa the Silver Glitter Dragon (May 4, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-68064-5), ages 7–10. Hotdog by Anh Do, illus. by Dan McGuiness, adds Game Time! (Feb. 2, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-58724-1), ages 7–10. And Mermicorn Island by Jason June, showcasing half-mermaid, half-unicorns, begins with Narwhal Adventure! (Feb. 2, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-68519-0), Search for the Sparkle (Feb. 2, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-68518-3), and Too Many Dolphins! (July 6, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-68520-6), ages 7–10.

Ninja Kid by Anh Do, starring a boy who wakes up on his birthday with ninja powers, kicks off with Flying Ninja! (May 18, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-30580-7) and From Nerd to Ninja! (May 18, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-30579-1), ages 7–10. And Wild Survival by Melissa Cristina Márquez, about a 12-year-old girl who travels the globe with her parents who host a suspenseful nature show, debuts with Crocodile Rescue! (Feb. 2, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-63505-8) and Swimming with Sharks (June 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-63508-9), ages 8–12.

Additions in various formats are also due for the following series: Bad Guys, Geronimo Stilton, Goosebumps Slappyworld, Puppy Place, and Thea Stilton.

Scholastic Press

Cat and Dog by Jonathan Bentley (Mar. 2, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-68470-4). When Cat and Dog are left home alone, they decide it’s time to have an adventure. Ages 4–6.

The Little Blue Bridge by Brenda Maier, illus. by Sonia Sánchez (Apr. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-53801-4). Ruby finds a way to cross the creek so she and her brother can pick blueberries on the other side of a bridge blocked by a scary bully. Ages 4–8.

The Little Butterfly That Could by Ross Burach (Mar. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-61500-5) celebrates kids’ struggles to overcome challenges and explains butterfly migration. Ages 4–8.

Let Liberty Rise! How America’s Schoolchildren Helped Save the Statue of Liberty by Chana Stiefel, illus. by Chuck Groenink (Mar. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-22588-4), reveals how Joseph Pulitzer rallied Americans to raise funds to construct a pedestal for this landmark. Ages 6–8.

Better with Butter by Victoria Piontek (July 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-66219-1). A girl with an anxiety disorder befriends an unexpected emotional support animal—a fainting goat named Butter. Ages 8–12.

The Boy Who Failed Show and Tell by Jordan Sonnenblick (Feb. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-64723-5) depicts the author’s most disastrous school year. Ages 8–12.

Buster by Caleb Zane Huett (Mar. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-54188-5). A therapy dog helps a boy cope with anxiety. Ages 8–12.

Do You Know Me? by Libby Scott and Rebecca Westcott (Mar. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-65615-2). In this sequel to Can You See Me?, Tally and her classmates embark on a week-long school trip. Ages 8–12.

Flood City by Daniel José Older (Feb. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-11112-5). Two rival boys must band together to stop a war and save a flooded Earth. Ages 8–12.

The Force of Fire by Sayantani DasGupta (May 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-63664-2. A demon embraces her bad to serve the greater good. Ages 8–12.

I Am Defiance: A Novel of WWII by Jenni L. Walsh (Feb. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-63076-3). This story of a real-life youth resistance group in WWII Germany underscores the power of thinking for oneself in the fight against hatred. Ages 8–12.

Last Gate of the Emperor by Kwame Mbalia and Joel Makonnen (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-66585-7) is an Afrofuturist adventure about a mythical Ethiopian empire. Ages 8–12.

The Last Shadow Warrior by Sam Subity (Apr. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-63607-9). After her father is injured in an attack, a Viking warrior must take refuge at a mysterious school in Minnesota where nothing is quite as it seems. Ages 8–12.

One Small Hop by Madelyn Rosenberg (May 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-56561-4). Friends who find what is possibly the last bullfrog in North America embark on a quest to save all of frogkind. Ages 8–12.

Rescue by Jennifer A. Nielsen (Mar. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-62099-3). During WW II, Meg saves her soldier father and aids the French resistance. Ages 8–12.

Shoe Wars by Liz Pichon (Mar. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-65474-5). When Ruby and Bear’s father invents flying shoes, his boss is determined to steal them. Ages 8–12.

Sugar and Spite by Gail Villanueva (Apr. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-63092-3). Jolina can’t tolerate Claudine’s bullying, so she sneaks into her grandfather’s magic potions lab to seek revenge. Ages 8–12.

Skyborn: Sparrow Rising by Jessica Khoury (July 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-65239-0). In this series debut, Ellie dreams of joining the Goldwings—famed knights who defend the people from airborne stone monsters. Ages 8–12.

Switched by Bruce Hale (Apr. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-64591-0). After they bump heads in a game of tug-of-war, a boy and a dog switch bodies. Ages 8–12.

Ground Zero by Alan Gratz (Feb. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-24575-2). Brandon and Reshmina experience September 11, 2001 and 2020, respectively. Ages 9–12.

Wild River by Rodman Philbrick (Mar. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-64727-3). Friends on a whitewater rafting trip have a life-or-death adventure. Ages 9–12.

Ikigai for Teens: Finding Your Reason for Being by Héctor García and Francesc Miralles (Apr. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-67083-7) is an adaptation of Ikigai, a book based on the Japanese concept of finding happiness in daily life. Ages 12 and up.

In the Same Boat by Holly Green (July 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-72663-3). After causing a wreck that prevented her father from winning last year’s canoe race, Sadie is determined to finish the race on her own. Ages 12 and up.

On the Hook by Francisco X. Stork (May 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-69215-0). A violent confrontation with the head of the Discípulos gang lands Hector in reform school, where he lives side-by-side with his enemy. Ages 12 and up.

The Poetry of Secrets by Cambria Gordon (Feb. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-63418-1). During the Spanish Inquisition, Isabel and her Jewish family are forced to convert to Catholicism, yet she longs to pursue an independent life. Ages 12 and up.

Remedy by Eireann Corrigan (Apr. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-63096-1). A teen tries to solve the mystery of her chronic poor health before it’s too late. Ages 12 and up.

Rise to the Sun by Leah Johnson (July 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-66223-8). When Toni and Olivia collide at a music and arts festival that goes awry, they discover how much they need each other, and the music. Ages 12 and up.

Simone Breaks All the Rules by Debbie Rigaud (June 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-68172-7). High-school senior Simone and her late-bloomer friends create a bucket list of things she hasn’t done because of her strict Haitian parents. Ages 12 and up.

Speak for Yourself by Lana Wood Johnson (June 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-66040-1). Skylar must figure out her feelings, prove her app’s potential to the world, and win a state competition without losing her friends. Ages 12 and up.

Zara Hossain Is Here by Sabina Khan (Apr. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-58087-7). After Zara’s family waits for years for their visa process to be finalized so that they can become U.S. citizens, their dream comes crashing down. Ages 12 and up.

You & Me at the End of the World by Brianna Bourne (July 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-71263-6). Hannah and Leo wake up to a world with no parents, no friends, and no school and together search for answers amid crushing isolation. Ages 13–17.

Follow Your Arrow by Jessica Verdi (Mar. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-64046-5). When media influencer CeCe’s girlfriend breaks up with her and CeCe falls for a guy, she must figure out what it really means to speak her truth. Ages 13 and up.

Muted by Tami Charles (Feb. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-67352-4). After singing her way into the orbit of a R&B star, a teen becomes caught in a nightmare world. Ages 13 and up.


Fly Guy Presents by Tedd Arnold gains Weird Animals (Feb. 2, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-68177-2), ages 5–7. City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab adds Bridge of Souls (Mar. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-57487-6), ages 8–12. Whatever After by Sarah Mlynowski continues with Good as Gold (Apr. 6, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-62813-5), ages 8–12. And Impostors by Scott Westerfeld issues Mirror’s Edge (Apr. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-15158-9), ages 13–17.



Bendy greets The Illusion of Living by Adrienne Kress (Feb. 2, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-71588-0), ages 12 and up. Five Nights at Freddy’s presents Gumdrop Angel: Fazbear Frights by Scott Cawthon and Andrea Waggener (May 4, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-73998-5), The Pupper Carver: Fazbear Frights (July 6, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-73999-2) and The Cliffs: Fazbear Frights (Mar. 2, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-70391-7) by Cawthon; and The Twisted Ones: Five Nights at Freddy’s Graphic Novel by Cawthon and Kira Breed-Wrisley, illus. by Claudia Aguirre (Feb. 2, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-62976-7), ages 12 and up. And Gen: Lock rolls on with a second YA novel by Melissa Scott (Apr. 6, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-67808-6), ages 12 and up.


Mighty Moms by Joan Holub, illus. by Joyce Wan (Mar. 2, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-59850-6). Fire truck moms, school bus moms, and more teach their truck children. Ages up to 3.

Teeny Tiny Farmer by Rachel Matson, illus. by Joey Chou (Feb. 2, $5.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-68706-4). The Teeny Tiny Farmer’s teeny tiny truck gets stuck. Ages up to 3.

Let’s Go, Farm Trucks! (July 6, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-338-68505-3) spotlights six different farm vehicles. Ages 2–4.

The Wheels on the Bus by Sandra Magsame (July 6, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-338-62920-0). This heart-shaped board book has an embedded bear-shaped finger puppet. Ages 2–4.

You Are My Sparkly Mermaid by Joyce Wan (June 1, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-68139-0) features mermaids and other underwater pals, from jellyfish to dolphins. Ages 2–4.


Together Time makes a splash with Bathtime for Baby Shark, illus. by John John Bajet (June 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-74003-5), ages up to 3. Baby Shark, illus. by Bajet, swims along with If You’re Happy and You Know It, Clap Your Fins (May 4, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-72937-5) and Twinkle, Twinkle, You’re a Star! (May 4, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-72936-8), ages 3–5. And joining Can You See What I See? by Walter Wick is Hidden Wonders (Mar. 2, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-68671-5), ages 4–8.

Scholastic/Chicken House

The Ash House by Angharad Walker (Feb. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-63631-4). Unsettling things happen at Ash House, an alleged healing refuge for ailing kids. Ages 8–12.

A Discovery of Dragons by Lindsay Galvin (July 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-71444-9). In this story based on Darwin’s legendary voyage, Simon falls overboard on his journey to the Galapagos Islands and lands on an unexplored island. Ages 8–12.


The Loop by Ben Oliver gains The Block (May 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-58933-7), ages 12 and up.


This Book Has Alpacas and Bears by Rikin Parekh and Emma Perry (Apr. 20, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-63570-6). An alpaca trying to write a story about alpacas enlists the help of his bear friend. Ages 3–5.


Allergic: A Graphic Novel by Megan Wagner Lloyd, illus. by Michelle Mee Nutter (Mar. 2, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-56890-5). Maggie must outsmart her allergies to find the perfect pet. Ages 8–12.

Miles Morales: Shock Waves: Original Spider-Man Graphic Novel by Justin A. Reynolds, illus. by Pablo Leon (June 1, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-64803-4) stars a kid who juggles school at Brooklyn Visions Academy and swinging through the city as Spider-Man. Ages 8–12.

The Dragon Path by Ethan Young (May 18, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-36329-6). Prince Sing overcomes monstrous obstacles to help his clan return to their homeland. Ages 10 and up.

The Girl from the Sea by Molly Knox Ostertag (June 1, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-54057-4). When Morgan is saved from drowning by a mysterious girl named Keltie, the two become friends and begin to fall in love. Ages 12 and up.

Sunshine by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (May 18, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-35631-1). This follow-up to Hey, Kiddo focuses on Krosoczka’s time as a counselor at a camp for severely ill kids and their families. Ages 12 and up.


Dog Man by Dav Pilkey issues Mothering Heights (Mar. 23, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-68045-4), ages 7–9. New Baby-Sitters Little Sister Graphix titles by Ann M. Martin are Karen’s Kittycat Club, illus. by Katy Farina (July 6, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-35621-2) and Claudia and the New Girl, illus. by Gabriela Epstein (Feb. 2, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-30457-2), ages 7–10. Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novels serves up Slime for Dinner by Geronimo Stilton and Tom Angleberger, illus. by Angleberger (Feb. 2, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-58735-7), ages 7–10. And Grumpy Unicorn returns in Grumpy Unicorn Saves the World by Joey Spiotto (July 6, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-73996-1), ages 7–10.

Owly by Andy Runton offers Flying Lessons (Apr. 6, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-30069-7), ages 7–10. Squidding Around by Kevin Sherry welcomes Class Clown Fish (May 18, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-63670-3), ages 7–10. Catwad by Jim Benton adds High Five! (Apr. 6, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-68222-9), ages 8–12. I Survived Graphic Novels by Lauren Tarshis, illus. by Álvaro Sarraseca, gains I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944 (Feb. 2, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-66637-3), ages 8–12. And Heartstopper by Alice Oseman picks up Heartstopper: Volume 3 (May 4, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-61752-8), ages 12 and up.

Scholastic/Little Shepherd


Joining American Bible Society are Bedtime Prayers: Baby’s First Bible Stories (Feb. 2, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-72294-9) and God Loves Me: Baby’s First Bible Stories (Feb. 2, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-72293-2), illus. by Virginia Allyn, ages 2–4.


The Cat Wants Cuddles by P. Crumble, illus. by Lucinda Gifford (June 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-74122-3). A grumpy cat does not want to cuddle until he sees Dog enjoying pets and tickles. Ages 3–5.

I Really Want to Win by Simon Philip, illus. by Lucia Gaggiotti (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-68051-5). A girl and her pup compete in a spelling bee, a dancing contest, hide-and-seek, and more in search of a shiny medal. Ages 3–5.

Llama Glamarama by Simon James Green, illus. by Garry Parsons (June 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-73618-2). Larry the llama is afraid others won’t approve of his bright costumes and dancing until he stumbles upon the Llama Glamarama carnival. Ages 3–5.

The Rice in the Pot Goes Round and Round by Wendy Wan-Long Shang, illus. by Lorian Tu (Apr. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-62119-8). A family gathered at a table share food, laughter, and love. Ages 3–5.

There Was a Silly Unicorn Who Wanted to Fly by Ken Geist, illus. by Eric Barclay (Apr. 6, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-545-65188-2). This twist on “There Was an Old Lady” follows a unicorn who wants to take flight. Ages 3–5.

Free to Be Elephant Me by Giles Andreae, illus. by Guy Parker-Rees (June 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-73427-0). Num-Num doesn’t have a special skill to display in the Elephant Games, but learns that being himself is a talent.
Ages 4–8.

Standing on Her Shoulders by Monica Clark-Robinson, illus. by Laura Freeman (Feb. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-35800-1), celebrates the women who influence us—from our mothers and grandmothers to those who paved the way for girls and women everywhere. Ages 4–8.

Wishes by Muon Van, illus. by Victo Ngai and Muon Thi Van (May 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-30589-0) chronicles one Vietnamese family’s difficult experience traveling to an unknown place on a crowded boat. Ages 4–8.


Mac B., Kid Spy is on the case with Mac B., Kid Spy #6 by Mac Barnett, illus. by Mike Lowery (May 4, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-74245-9), ages 7–10.


The Ghosts We Keep by Mason Deaver (June 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-59334-1). After his older brother is killed in a hit-and-run, Liam must face the world without him and cope with his fading friendships. Ages 14 and up.

School of Life

An Emotional Menagerie: Feelings from A to Z, edited by Alain Botton, illus. by Rachael Saunders (Apr. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-912891-24-5) is a glossary of feelings. Ages 5–9.

What Adults Don’t Know About Architecture: Inspiring Young Minds to Build a More Beautiful World (May 11, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-912891-30-6) and What Adults Don’t Know About Art: Inspiring Young Minds to Love and Enjoy Art (May 11, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-912891-29-0), edited by Alain Botton. These guides explore architecture and art from around the world. Ages 8–16.



Legacy in Legend by Barbara Pietron continues with Lost in Nowhere (Apr. 20, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-9916021-8-6), ages 12–18.

Scribe/Scribble US

Anemone Is Not the Enemy by Anna McGregor (June 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-950354-51-1). An anemone living alone in a rock pool longs for a friend. Ages 3–6.

Wren by Katrina Lehman, illus. by Sophie Beer (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-950354-66-5). A boy with noise sensitivity must look to unexpected places to find peace and quiet from his family, including his new baby sibling. Ages 5–8.

Second Story

The Doll by Nhung N. Tran-Davies, illus. by Ravy Puth (Apr. 27, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77260-165-7). This story about making refugees feel welcome in a new country was inspired by the author’s own experiences. Ages 5–9.

When Mom’s Away by Layla Ahmad, illus. by Farida Zaman (Apr. 27, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77260-175-6). When her doctor mother has to be in quarantine—sleeping on a cot in their garage to keep the family safe from Covid-19—a girl does her best to be brave. Ages 6–8.

The Great Cookie War by Caroline Stellings (Apr. 13, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-77260-173-2). Beth’s predictable life in her Mennonite family is disrupted by the arrival of a lawyer from New York who insists she needs a family cookie recipe to win a million-dollar lawsuit. Ages 9–12.

Jacob and the Mandolin Adventure by Anne Dublin (Mar. 16, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-77260-162-6). An American benefactor offers young musicians living in a Jewish orphanage in 1920s Poland a new life in Canada. Ages 9–12.


Mighty Muskrat Mysteries gains The Case of the Burgled Bundle by Michael Hutchinson (Apr. 13, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-77260-166-4), ages 9–12.

Shadow Mountain

Real by Carol Cujec and Peyton Goddard (Feb. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62972-789-9). In a story inspired by real events, a girl with non-speaking autism must overcome the social and learning challenges of public school. Ages 8–11.

Stella by McCall Hoyle (Mar. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62972-901-5). Stella, a beagle who works in law enforcement, blames herself when she misses the scent of an explosive that takes the life of her handler. Ages 8–11.

Strong Like the Sea by Wendy S. Swore (May 25, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62972-902-2). Frightened by the sight of a viper moray eel when she was younger, Alexis is afraid to go in the ocean. Ages 8–11.

Legend of the Dragon Slayer: The Origin Story of Dragonwatch by Brandon Mull, illus. by Brandon Dorman (May 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-62972-849-0), illuminates the beginnings of Mull’s Dragonwatch series. Ages 8 and up.

Shambhala/Bala Kids

Happy Puppy, Angry Tiger by Brad Petersen, illus. by Betsy Petersen (Apr. 13, $8.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-61180-857-5). Animal characters representing 24 emotions help toddlers develop empathy and compassion. Ages 1–3.

Afraid of the Light: A Story About Facing Your Fears by Albert Strasser, illus. by Flavia Sorrentino (Mar. 2, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61180-814-8). A rabbit deals with his fear of the light. Ages 4–8.

Kuan Yin: The Princess Who Became the Goddess of Compassion by Maya Van Der Meer, illus. by Wen Hsu (May 4, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61180-799-8), is a story based on the ancient Chinese tale of Buddhist hero Kuan Yin. Ages 4–8.

Silver Dolphin

Five Little Pumpkins, illus. by Vanja Kragulj (July 20, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-64517-680-0). This interactive book features a Halloween rhyme. Ages 3–5.

My School Unicorn by Willow Evans, illus. by Tom Knight (June 8, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-64517-730-2). Evie starts school with a magical unicorn friend by her side. Ages 3–5.

Tuck-In Time! by Maggie Fischer, illus. by Vanessa Port (Feb. 23, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64517-588-9). Readers pull soft flaps over sleepy animals to tuck them in at night. Ages up to 2.


Nursery Rhyme Sliders rolls along with The Wheels on the Bus, illus. by Yi-Hsuan Wu (May 25, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64517-675-6), ages up to 2. Smithsonian Kids blasts off with A Is for Astronaut: An Out-of-This-World Alphabet Adventure by Jennifer Levasseur, illus. by Vanessa Port (May 18, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64517-674-9), ages up to 2. You’re My Little by Nicola Edwards, illus. by Natalie Marshall, issues You’re My Little Bookworm (June 29, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64517-678-7) and You’re My Little Firecracker (June 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64517-676-3), ages up to 2.

Animal Planet Awesome Adventures by Catherine Nichols adds Dolphin Rescue (May 18, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64517-684-8) and Puppy Rescue Riddle (May 18, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64517-731-9), ages 8–12. And new Once Upon a Story titles are Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, illus. by Lindsay Dale-Scott (July 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-323-0), Peter Pan by James Matthew Barrie, illus. by Kelly Breemer (July 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-325-4), The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, illus. by Louise Pigott (July 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-324-7), and The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, illus. by Medeiros Giovana (July 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-326-1), ages 12 and up.

Simon & Schuster

Sharing a Smile by Nicki Kramar, illus. by Ashley Evans (Feb. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9785-6). Sophie addresses her fears about mask-wearing with an act of kindness. Ages 4 and up.

Hardly Haunted by Jessie Sima (July 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4170-5). An old house wants to be a home even if her new family isn’t what she expected. Ages 4–8.

I Love My Fur! by Kelly Leigh Miller (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7895-4). A little Bigfoot learns that it’s important to love yourself and to share that love. Ages 4–8.

Out of Nowhere by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros (Mar. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8100-8). Beetle searches the forest for his missing friend Caterpillar. Ages 4–8.

Too Much Stuff! by Emily Gravett (June 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9617-0). Expectant magpie parents use everything they can find to build the perfect nest for their eggs. Ages 4–8.

You Have to Read This Book! by Bruce Eric Kaplan (Mar. 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6286-1). Morris is excited to share his favorite childhood book with his son, Benny, but Benny isn’t interested. Ages 4–8.

The Flyers by Beth Turley (June 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7672-1). Four strangers meet in the big city and learn to embrace new experiences while keeping the best parts of home with them. Ages 8–12.

A Glasshouse of Stars by Shirley Marr (June 29, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8883-0) reveals a girl’s bravery and imagination as she adjusts to a new home in a new land. Ages 8–12.

How to Save a Queendom by Jessica Lawson (Apr. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1434-1). An orphan is directed to save her queendom when she finds a tiny wizard in her pocket. Ages 8–12.

That Thing About Bollywood by Supriya Kelkar (May 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6673-9) centers on an Indian American girl who involuntarily bursts into song-and-dance routines. Ages 8–12.

Abby, Tried and True by Donna Gephart (Mar. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4089-0). Abby tries to navigate seventh grade without her best friend, keep her brother’s spirits up during difficult cancer treatments, and figure out her surprising new feelings for the boy next door. Ages 10 and up.

Long Distance by Whitney Gardner (June 29, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-5565-8). When Vega’s cellphone unexpectedly quits and things at camp start getting strange, she has no choice but to team up with her bunkmates to figure out what’s going on. Ages 10 and up.

Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter (May 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6762-0). A hopeless romantic teen attempts to secure a happily-ever-after moment with her forever crush, but finds herself drawn to the boy next door. Ages 12 and up.

Bruised by Tanya Boteju (Mar. 23, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5502-3). Daya navigates first love, identity, and grief when she immerses herself in the world of roller derby. Ages 12 and up.

The Cost of Knowing by Brittney Morris (Apr. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4545-1). A Black teen who has the power to see into the future foresees his brother’s imminent death. Ages 12 and up.

The Girl from Shadow Springs by Ellie Cypher (Feb. 9, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6569-5). In this debut fantasy, two teens brave a frozen wasteland and the foes within it. Ages 12 and up.

Indestructible Object by Mary McCoy (June 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8505-1). A Memphis teen’s quest to uncover the secrets of love reveals new truths about herself. Ages 12 and up.

The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman (Apr. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5649-5). After she is murdered, Nami navigates an afterlife in which she must defeat an evil AI entity. Ages 12 and up.

The Lucky List by Rachael Lippincott (June 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6853-5) is a love story about learning who you are and who you love, when the person you’ve always shared yourself with is gone. Ages 12 and up.

Made in Korea by Sarah Suk (May 18, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7437-6). Two entrepreneurial Korean American teens butt heads—and maybe fall in love—while running competing Korean beauty businesses at their high school. Ages 12 and up.

A Pho Love Story by Loan Le (Feb. 9, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4193-4). When two Vietnamese American teens develop a romance, they must cope with their families’ age-old feud surrounding their rival restaurants. Ages 12 and up.

Prom Theory by Ann Labar (Mar. 30, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6308-0). In this YA spin on The Rosie Project, Iris is determined to prove that love, like all things, should be scientifically quantified. Ages 12 and up.

The Sky Blues by Robbie Couch (Apr. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7785-8). Sky’s small town turns claustrophobic when his secret promposal plans get leaked. Ages 12 and up.

Take Me Home Tonight by Morgan Matson (May 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9898-2). Things go awry after best friends Kat and Stevie sneak out to spend a night together in New York City. Ages 12 and up.

We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This by Rachel Lynn Solomon (June 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4027-2). A wedding harpist disillusioned with love and a hopeless romantic cater-waiter flirt and fight their way through a summer of weddings. Ages 12 and up.

When We Were Infinite by Kelly Loy Gilbert (Mar. 9, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6821-4). When Beth and her friends witness one of their own experience an act of violence in his home, they vow to protect him. Ages 12 and up.

After the Ink Dries by Cassie Gustafson (July 20, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7369-0). Erica tries to unravel what happened at a drunken house party when she wakes up half-clothed with names—including her new boyfriend’s—drawn in intimate places on her body. Ages 14 and up.

Between You, Me, and the Honeybees by Amelia Diane Coombs (June 22, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5300-5) follows a teen girl during her California summer of beekeeping, secrets, and stolen kisses. Ages 14 and up.

Destination Anywhere by Sara Barnard (Feb. 23, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8390-3). As Peyton travels alone through Canada with a backpack and sketchpad, the difficult life she’s trying to escape comes into view via flashbacks. Ages 14 and up.

The Mythic Koda Rose by Jennifer Nissley (July 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6676-0). In this debut novel, a teen’s desire to find out more about her late rock star father brings her closer to the last person she expected. Ages 14 and up.

Where Secrets Lie by Eva V. Gibson (Apr. 20, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5122-3) unfolds in interwoven timelines of two summers as three friends are torn apart by buried secrets and star-crossed attraction, then pulled back together by tragedy. Ages 14 and up.

Yolk by Mary H.K. Choi (Mar. 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4600-7) tells of two estranged sisters and how far they’ll go to save one of their lives—even if it means swapping identities. Ages 14 and up.


FunJungle by Stuart Gibbs continues with Bear Bottom (May 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7946-3), ages 8–12. Kicks by Alex Morgan concludes with Fans in the Stands (Mar. 30, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2809-6), ages 8–12. Charlie Thorne is back in Charlie Thorne and the Lost City by Stuart Gibbs (Mar. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4381-5), ages 10 and up. Joining Liars by Jack Heath is Missing Passenger (Feb. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4989-3), ages 12 and up. Rosetta Academy by Sandhya Menon delivers Of Princes and Promises (June 8, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1757-1), ages 12 and up. And Girls with Sharp Sticks by Suzanne Young wraps up with Girls with Rebel Souls (Mar. 23, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2619-1), ages 14 and up.


Blueberry Cake by Sarah Dillard (July 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5134-6). While picking berries so Mama can fix him a treat, Little Bear can’t resist eating them all. Ages 4–8.

The Runaway Pea by Kjartan Poskitt, illus. by Alex Willmore (June 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9014-7). At dinner time, one pesky pea decides to roll off the plate in search of adventure. Ages 4–8.

Buck’s Tooth by Diane Kredensor (Mar. 30, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8106-0). In this graphic novel chapter book, a beaver learns to love his large front “toof.” Ages 6–9.

This Little Piggy by Cyndi Marko (Mar. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8109-1). A brother and sister try to convince their mother they should have a pig for a pet in this graphic novel. Ages 6–9.

A Day in the Life of a Poo, a Gnu, and You by Mike Barfield, illus. by Jess Bradley (Mar. 16, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6721-7), follows a day in the life of nearly 100 things. Ages 7–10.

Etta Invincible by Reese Eschmann (May 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6837-5). When a girl with hearing loss and a boy adjusting to life in a new country connect through their love of comics, they become entangled in their own fantastical adventure. Ages 8–12.

Fearless by Mandy Gonzalez (Apr. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6895-5). Young thespians must face the ghost haunting their theater in this series debut by Broadway star Gonzalez. Ages 8–12.

The Hedgehog of Oz by Cory Leonardo (Feb. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6759-0). A theater-dwelling, Oz-loving hedgehog goes on the journey of a lifetime to find his way home. Ages 8–12.

Islanders by Mary Alice Monroe (June 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2727-3) opens a series about a boy who comes to appreciate the healing power of nature during a summer spent on an island with his grandmother. Ages 8–12.

Strangeworlds Travel Agency by L.D. Lapinski (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8351-4) debuts a series starring a girl who uses a travel agency’s magical suitcases to journey to different worlds. Ages 8–12.

Where We Used to Roam by Jenn Bishop (Mar. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5729-4). Emma navigates the social growing pains of middle school and struggles to find her place while her older brother battles opioid addiction. Ages 8–12.

Memory Thief by Jodi Lynn Anderson (Mar. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8021-5) begins a trilogy about 13 witches responsible for the evil in the world—and the girl who sets out to defeat them. Ages 9–13.


Sophie Johnson, Unicorn Expert stars in Sophie Johnson, Unicorn Expert, Is a Sports Superstar by Morag Hood, illus. by Ella Okstad (Mar. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6752-1), ages 4–8. And new Quix titles are Our Principal Is a Scaredy-Cat! by Stephanie Calmenson, illus. by Aaron Blecha (May 11, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7934-0); Fort Builders: Battle of the Blanket Forts by Dee Romito, illus. by Marta Kissi (May 11, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-5244-2); Little Goddess Girls: Aphrodite & the Magical Box by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams, illus. by Yuyi Chen (May 11, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7965-4); and Pet Pals: Mitzy’s Homecoming by Allison Gutknecht, illus. by Anja Grote (May 11, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7398-0), ages 5–8.

Definitely Dominguita by Terry Catasus Jennings, illus. by Fatima Anaya, starring a Cuban American girl finding adventure in classic books, launches with Captain Dom’s Treasure (Mar. 2, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-6505-3) and Knight of the Cape (Mar. 2, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-6502-2), ages 6–9. Mermaid Tales by Debbie Dadey, illus. by Tatevik Avakyan, offers Sleepover at the Haunted Museum (June 15, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-5732-4), ages 6–9. Mindy Kim stars in Mindy Kim and the Trip to Korea by Lyla Lee, illus. by Dung Ho (June 8, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8894-6), ages 6–9. And Princess Evie makes her debut in The Forest Fairy Pony (June 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7627-1) and Unicorn Riding Camp (June 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7630-1) by Sarah Kilbride, illus. by Sophie Tilley, ages 6–9.

Unicorn University by Daisy Sunshine, illus. by Monique Dong, opens with Sapphire’s Special Power (Feb. 9, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-6168-0), Shamrock’s Stable Sleepover (June 8, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-6171-0), and Twilight, Say Cheese! (Feb. 9, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-6165-9), ages 6–9. The Invincible Girls Club by Rachele Alpin, illus. by Addy Rivera Sonda, featuring four best friends, starts up with Art with Heart (May 4, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7532-8) and Home Sweet Forever Home (May 4, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7529-8), ages 7–10. And Jeter Publishing: Discovering History’s Heroes greets Dennis Brutus by Craig Ellenport (May 4, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-6235-9) and Susan La Flesche Picotte by Diane Bailey (May 4, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-6330-1), ages 7–10.

Ms. Frogbottom’s Field Trips by Nancy Krulik, illus. by Harry Briggs, kicks off with Fangs for Having Us! (July 20, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-5402-6), I Want My Mummy! (Apr. 13, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-5396-8), and Long Time, No Sea Monster (Apr. 13, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-5399-9), ages 7–10. Paige Proves It by Amy Marie Stadelmann launches with Mystery Monster (June 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-5160-5), ages 7–10. Snow Sisters by Astrid Foss, illus. by Monique Dong, presents Frozen Rainbow (Apr. 27, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-4354-9), ages 7–10. And reluctant superhero Pizazz debuts in Pizazz (June 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-9242-4) and Pizazz vs. the New Kid (June 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-9245-5) by Sophy Henn, ages 8–10.

City Spies by James Ponti continues with Golden Gate (Mar. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1494-5), ages 8–12. Jeter Publishing: Baseball Genius scores Grand Slam by Tim Green and Derek Jeter (Feb. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0671-1), ages 8–12. Katarina Ballerina takes a bow in Katarina Ballerina & the Victory Dance by Tiler Peck and Kyle Harris, illus. by Sumiti Collina (July 20, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5279-4), ages 8–12. The Okay Witch returns in The Okay Witch and the Hungry Shadow by Emma Steinkellner (July 6, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-3148-5), ages 8–12. Revenge of Magic by James Riley closes with Chosen One (Mar. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2584-2), ages 8–12. And Seekers of the Wild Realm by Alexandra Ott adds Legend of the Realm (June 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3861-3), ages 8–12.

Joining Sixth-Grade Alien by Bruce Coville, illus. by Glen Mullaly, are Snatched from Earth (July 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8728-4) and Too Many Aliens (July 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8725-3), ages 8–12. Titans by Kate O’Hearn issues Fallen Queen (July 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1710-6), ages 8–12. New to Tom Swift Inventors’ Academy by Victor Appleton are Augmented Reality (Mar. 16, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-6889-4) and Blurred Blogger (June 15, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-6892-4), ages 8–12. Max by Jarrett Lerner delivers EngiNerds Strike Back (Feb. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6934-1), ages 9–13. And The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands issues Traitor’s Blade (May 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8456-6),
ages 10 and up.

Also due are additions, in various formats, to the following series: Hardy Boys Adventures, Hardy Boys Clue Books, Nancy Drew Clue Books, and Nancy Drew Diaries.


Amara and the Bats by Emma Reynolds (July 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6901-3). Amara is on a mission to rally the community and save the bats. Ages 4–8.

Dreams for a Daughter by Carole Boston Weatherford, illus. by Brian Pinkney (Mar. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5198-8), spotlights a Black mother’s hopes and dreams for her child. Ages 4–8.

Even the Smallest Will Grow by Lita Judge (Apr. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5725-6) reminds readers that even the biggest and bravest were once small. Ages 4–8.

Is Was by Deborah Freedman (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7510-6) offers an exploration of change and the connections found in nature. Ages 4–8.

Secret, Secret Agent Guy by Kira Bigwood, illus. by Celia Krampien (May 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6921-1). This lullaby for young spies is set to the tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.” Ages 4–8.

Vampenguin by Lucy Ruth Cummins (July 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6698-2) captures a vampire family’s day at the zoo. Ages 4–8.

Nightingale by Deva Fagan (Apr. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6578-7). An orphan uncovers a centuries-old conflict as she schemes to escape her squalid life at a boarding house. Ages 8–12.

Ten Thousand Tries by Amy Makechnie (May 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8229-6). A soccer whiz’s determination to keep things from changing is tested when his father’s ALS symptoms worsen. Ages 8–12.

To Tell You the Truth by Beth Vrabel (June 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7859-6). A girl creates a mess when she appropriates her late Gran’s stories and claims they’re true. Ages 8–12.

How to Change Everything by Naomi Klein (Feb. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7452-9) is a guide to understanding and battling climate change. Ages 10 and up.

Across the Pond by Joy McCullough (Mar. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7121-4). Callie takes up birding and tries to reinvent herself when her family moves to Scotland. Ages 10 and up.

Almost There and Almost Not by Linda Urban (Apr. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7880-0). A girl’s family research reveals that her Great-Great-Great Aunt Eleanor is a ghost. Ages 10 and up.

The Coming Storm by Regina M. Hansen (May 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8244-9). A teen battles a powerful evil that has invaded her Prince Edward Island home. Ages 12 and up.

Kind of Sort of Fine by Spencer Hall (June 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8298-2). Two teens trying to change their image are partnered for a class project. Ages 12 and up.

Your Heart, My Sky by Margarita Engle (Mar. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6496-4). This story of love in a time of hunger was inspired by Engle’s family’s struggles during a dark period in Cuba’s history. Ages 12 and up.

One Great Lie by Deb Caletti (June 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6317-2). Charlotte unravels secrets and discovers her strength during a summer writing workshop in Venice with a charismatic author. Ages 14 and up.


Stories That Shook Up the World continues with Kidstory by Tom Adams, illus. by Sarah Walsh (Mar. 9, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8515-0), ages 8 and up.

Title in Spanish

Manos que bailan: Cómo Teresa Carreño tocó el piano para el presidente Lincoln (Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln) by Margarita Engle, trans. by Alexis Romay, illus. by Rafael López (May 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8213-5; $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-9474-9), ages 4–8.


Delicious! by Julie Larios, illus. by Julie Paschkis (Apr. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5377-7). This poetry collection showcases international street food. Ages up to 8.

Keeping the City Going by Brian Floca (Apr. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9377-3) gives heartfelt thanks to the essential workers who keep their cities running during Covid-19. Ages 4–8.

Old Pearl by Wendy Wahman (June 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6269-4). A boy deals with the sadness of losing a pet. Ages 4–8.

Rock by Rock by Jennifer Bradbury, illus. by Sam Boughton (Feb. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8182-3), tells the true story of artist Nek Chand and how his secret art project—hidden away in a jungle—became one of India’s most treasured wonders. Ages 4–8.

I See You See by Richard Jackson, illus. by Patrice Barton (Feb. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9200-3). When a brother and sister go for a walk, their imaginations turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. Ages 4 and up.

The Other Talk by Brendan Kiely (May 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9404-6) provides an introduction to white privilege, allyship, and anti-racism. Ages 10 and up.

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Cougar Crossing by Meeg Pincus, illus. by Alexander Vidal (Feb. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6185-7), introduces P-22, the famed wild cougar living in Los Angeles. Ages 3–8.

Fourteen Monkeys: A Rain Forest Rhyme by Melissa Stewart, illus. by Steve Jenkins (July 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6039-3), transports readers to a tropical rainforest where 14 species of monkeys live in harmony. Ages 3–8.

Nerdycorn by Andrew Root, illus. by Erin Kraan (May 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6005-8). Fern the unicorn loves chemistry and math more than glitter or flowers. Ages 3–8.

Early One Morning by Mem Fox, illus. by Christine Davenier (Feb. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-0139-5). A boy searches the farm for his breakfast one fine morning. Ages 4–8.

How to Help a Pumpkin Grow by Ashley Wolff (July 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-1934-5). Dog finds out what it takes to grow a pumpkin in his garden. Ages 4–8.

Vrooom, Vrooom! by Mary Lyn Ray, illus. by Julien Chung (June 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4933-5), is a celebration of automobiles. Ages 4–8.

Rosetown Summer by Cynthia Rylant (June 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9471-8). This sequel to Rosetown continues the story of Flora Smallwood’s life in Indiana. Ages 8–12.


Bear’s Feelings by Kimberly Gee welcomes Sad, Sad Bear (Feb. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5271-8), ages up to 8. And the Farmer Books by Marla Frazee concludes with The Farmer and the Circus (Apr. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4621-2), ages 4–8.

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Baseball Baby (Mar. 2, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-6520-6) and Soccer Baby (June 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-6521-3) introduce these sports to young fans. Ages up to 2.

Glow by Ruth Forman, illus. by Geneva Bowers (May 4, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-4633-5). A boy celebrates his dark skin with a bright moon at the end of a day. Ages up to 3.

Sleep, My Baby by Lena Allen-Shore, illus. by Jessica Courtney-Tickle (May 11, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-8135-0), adapts a lullaby that was passed on from a Holocaust survivor to her children and grandchildren. Ages up to 3.

Boo! Baa, La La La! by Sandra Boynton (July 20, $5.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-5283-1). On Halloween, a cow says “BOO” and sets out to discover who replied with a “BAA.” Ages up to 5.

#1 Dad by Cindy Jin, illus. by Dawn M. Cardona (Apr. 13, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-8365-1). This tale about the father-child bond highlights wacky ties to give Dad. Ages 1–5.

All Dressed Up by Andrea Zimmerman, illus. by David Clemesha (Mar. 16, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-3870-5), focuses on getting dressed and people who put on special clothes before their busy days. Ages 1–5.

Here Comes Fall by Susan Kantor, illus. by Katya Longhi (July 27, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-8293-7), spotlights autumn activities and images. Ages 1–5.

I Love You, Mom by Cindy Jin, illus. by Wazza Pink (Mar. 9, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-7989-0) is a board book shaped like a bouquet of flowers. Ages 1–5.

Knock Knock, Trick or Treat! by Amy E. Sklansky, illus. by Chiara Galletti (July 20, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-9267-7). Readers lift the flaps to see who’s hiding inside a haunted house. Ages 1–5.

Little Mad (Feb. 16, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-7747-6) and Little Worry (Feb. 16, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-7746-9). by Nadine Brun-Cosme, illus. by Marion Cocklico. In these tales, Little One is upset that playtime is over; and is worried about going to sleep in the dark. Ages 1–5.

Meet Your School! by Cindy Jin, illus. by Melissa Crowton (June 29, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-8889-2) introduces different classrooms and activities a child can look forward to at school. Ages 1–5.

Deep in the Sea by Susan B. Katz, illus. by David A. Carter (May 4, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-8435-1) is a play-on-words pop-up book about sea creatures and land animals with similar names. Ages 3 and up.

How to Hide a Ghost by MacKenzie Haley (July 20, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-8763-5) features flaps to lift and hidden ghosts. Ages 3–5.

People Shapes by Heidi E.Y. Stemple, illus. by Teresa Bellón (May 25, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-8890-8). Each page of this board book is a different shape that represents various family members in a child’s life. Ages 3–5.

What’s in Dragon’s Backpack? (June 29, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-8881-6) and What’s in Unicorn’s Backpack? (June 29, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-8882-3) reveals how these creatures pack up for school. Ages 3–5.

In My Life by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, illus. by Genevieve Santos (Feb. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6585-5). Three generations of a family share moments worth savoring in this adaptation of the Beatles song. Ages 4–8.


This Little by Joan Holub, illus. by Daniel Roode, presents This Little Environmentalist (Feb. 23, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-7558-8), ages 3–5. Adventures of Sophie Mouse by Poppy Green, illus. by Jennifer A. Bell, adds Ladybug Party (Apr. 20, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8162-6), ages 5–9. Bots by Russ Bolts, illus. by Jay Cooper, gains Attack of the Zombots! (July 27, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-9841-9) and Wizard of Bots (Apr. 6, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8639-3), ages 5–9. New to Craftily Ever After by Martha Maker, illus. by Xindi Yan, is One Big Crafty Family (May 25, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-6605-0), ages 5–9. And graphic novel series Dragon Kingdom of Wrenly by Jordan Quinn and Glass House Graphics launches with Coldfire Curse (Feb. 2, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7500-7), Ghost Island (July 13, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7866-4), Night Hunt (May 4, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7863-3), and Shadow Hills (Feb. 2, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7503-8), ages 5–9.

Good Dog by Cam Higgins, illus. by Ariel Landy, picks up Fireworks Night (May 25, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-9531-9) and Swimming Hole (July 27, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-9534-0), ages 5–9. Henry Heckelbeck returns in Dinosaur Hunter by Wanda Coven, illus. by Priscilla Burris (June 29, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8633-1), ages 5–9. Joining Itty Bitty Princess Kitty by Melody Mews, illus. by Ellen Stubbings, are Copycat (June 29, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8348-4) and Welcome to Wagmire (Feb. 23, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8345-3), ages 5–9. Jeanie & Genie are back in Not-So-Happy Camper by Trish Granted, illus. by Manuela Lopez (June 15, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8696-6), ages 5–9. And Mia Mayhem by Kara West, illus. by Leeza Hernandez, greets Mia Mayhem Rides the Waves (June 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8442-9), ages 5–9.

Pup Detectives by Felix Gumpaw debuts with First Case (Feb. 2, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7494-9), Ghosts, Goblins, and Ninjas! (July 20, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7872-5), Soccer Mystery (June 1, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7869-5), and Tiger’s Eye (Feb. 2, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7497-0), ages 5–9. And Super Turbo: The Graphic Novels by Edgar Powers blasts off with Super Turbo Saves the Day! (Feb. 2, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7446-8), Super Turbo vs. the Flying Ninja Squirrels (Feb. 2, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7449-9), and Super Turbo vs. the Pencil Pointer (June 29, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7838-1), ages 5–9.

Also due are additions, in various formats, to the following series: Critter Club, Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol, Heidi Heckelbeck, and Kingdom of Wrenly.


Wilderlore: Accidental Apprentice by Amanda Foody (Mar. 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7756-8). In this series opener, a boy who accidentally bonds with a magical beast sets off on an adventure. Ages 8–12.

Curse of the Phoenix by Aimée Carter (June 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7844-2). Twins join relatives to save mythical beasts in the Wildewoods behind their ancestral home. Ages 8–12.

It All Begins with Jelly Beans by Nova Weetman (June 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9431-2). Two girls form a friendship during their shared time in the school nurse’s office. Ages 8–12.

The Dire Days of Willowweep Manor by Shaenon K. Garrity, illus. by Christopher Baldwin (July 20, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-6086-7). In this graphic novel, Haley is swept into a strange universe that she must save from an all-consuming evil. Ages 12 and up.

Sweet & Bitter Magic by Adrienne Tooley (Mar. 9, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5385-2). A witch cursed to never love meets a girl hiding her own dangerous magic, and the two vow to rescue their queendom. Ages 12 and up.

Blood Like Magic by Liselle Sambury (June 15, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6528-2). In this urban fantasy debut, a witch must sacrifice her first love to save her family’s magic. Ages 14 and up.

A Dark and Hollow Star by Ashley Shuttleworth (Feb. 23, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5367-8). In the magical underworld of Toronto, a queer cast of characters races to stop a serial killer whose crimes could expose the world of faeries to humans. Ages 14 and up.

In Deeper Waters by F.T. Lukens (Apr. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8050-6). A mysterious stranger saves a prince who is kidnapped during his coming-of-age tour. Ages 14 and up.

Prepped by Bethany Mangle (Feb. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7750-6). A teen raised in a doomsday community plots her escape with the boy from the bunker next door. Ages 14 and up.


Bear Books by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman greets Bear Can’t Wait (Mar. 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5975-4), ages 4–8. Deep into the Amazon Jungle by Fabien Cousteau and James O. Fraioli, illus. by Joe St. Pierre (Mar. 16, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2093-9), joins Fabien Cousteau Expeditions, ages 8–12. Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto closes with Wings of Shadow (July 13, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6602-9), ages 12 and up. Last Hours by Cassandra Clare issues Chain of Iron (Mar. 2, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-3190-3), ages 14 and up. And Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell concludes with The Serpent’s Curse (Apr. 13, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9448-9), ages 14 and up.


Wings of Ebony by J. Elle (Feb. 23, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7067-5). A Black teen from Houston learns about her godly ancestry and must save both the human and god worlds. Ages 14 and up.

S&S/Salaam Reads

We’re in This Together by Linda Sarsour (June 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3929-0). In this adaptation of We Are Not Here to Be Bystanders, Women’s March co-organizer Sarsour shares the experiences that shaped her into the activist she is today. Ages 8–12.


Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan adds Amina’s Song (Mar. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5988-5), ages 8–12. And Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali continues with Misfit in Love (May 25, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4275-7), ages 14 and up.

S&S/Simon Spotlight


Baby by DreamWorks introduces Happy Little Ogre by Maggie Testa, illus. by Sydney Hanson (May 4, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-8551-8), ages up to 3. And tie-ins to the animated musical Vivo include Meet Vivo! by May Nakamura (Apr. 20, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-7059-0), ages 2–5; Encore! by Cala Spinner (Apr. 20, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-6813-9) and Jam Sesh! by Nakamura (Apr. 20, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8526-6), both illus. by Alex Cho, ages 3–7; Journey to Miami! by Patty Michaels (Apr. 20, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7375-1), ages 5–7; and Vivo Movie Novelization by Ximena Hastings (Apr. 20, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-6581-7), ages 8–12.

New Ready-to-Reads are Diner Dogs by Eric Seltzer, illus. by Tom Disbury (July 13, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-9385-8), ages 3–5; and Goat Wants to Eat by Laura Gehl, illus. by Fred Blunt (July 13, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8360-6), ages 4–8. Angelina Ballerina stars in these books by Katharine Holabird, illus. by Helen Craig: Angelina Ballerina at Ballet School (June 29, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8529-7) and Step by Step (May 4, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9265-3), ages 3–7; and Practice Makes Perfect (May 4, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8589-1), ages 4–6. Ryan’s Mystery Playdate by Ryan Kaji picks up Ultimate Challenge Time! (May 25, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8754-3), ages 3–7. And Boss Baby TV presents Puppy Party! by Tina Gallo (Mar. 2, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7460-4), ages 4–6.

Our Universe by Marion Dane Bauer, illus. by John Wallace, launches with Moon (July 13, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8642-3), ages 4–6. Joining Robin Hill School by Margaret McNamara, illus. by Mike Gordon, are First Day of School (June 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8536-5), Pumpkin Patch (July 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8535-8), and Star of the Class Play (June 29, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-6830-6), ages 4–6. Ryan’s World by Ryan Kaji gains More Ryan’s World of Science (June 29, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8531-0), ages 4–6. Spunky chicken Sabrina Sue debuts in Sabrina Sue Loves the Sea by Priscilla Burris (May 4, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8424-5), ages 4–6. And Thunder and Cluck by Jill Esbaum, illus. by Miles Thompson, featuring two dinosaur pals, debuts with Friends Do Not Eat Friends (June 29, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8651-5), ages 4–8.

Nugget and Dog by Jason Tharp, about a hot dog and a chicken nugget, starts up with All Ketchup, No Mustard! (June 29, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8462-7), ages 5–7. Super Facts for Super Kids by Thea Feldman, illus. by Lee Cosgrove, issues Snakes Smell with Their Tongues! (July 13, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8521-1), ages 5–7. Twinkle by Katharine Holabird, illus. by Sarah Warburton, welcomes Twinkle and the Fairy Flower Garden (July 13, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8626-3), ages 5–7. Geraldine Pu by Maggie P. Chang, featuring a young Taiwanese American heroine, takes off with Geraldine Pu and Her Lunch Box, Too! (June 29, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8468-9), ages 6–8. Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz offers Countdown to Halloween! (July 20, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8609-6), ages 6–8. And Donut Dreams by Coco Simon releases Ready to Roll! (May 4, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8546-4), ages 8–12.

Also due, in various formats, are additions to the following series: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and PJ Masks.


Book’s Big Adventure by Adam Lehrhaupt, illus. by Rahele Jomepour Bell (Feb. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2183-7), reveals what happens to a beloved book that’s sent to a new home. Ages 4–8.

Chirp! by Jamie A. Swenson, illus. by Scott Magoon (June 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7002-6). A chipmunk searches for someone to sing along with. Ages 4–8.

The Duck Who Didn’t Like Water by Steve Small (Mar. 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8917-2). Duck may take to water after all when he helps Frog find his way home in a storm. Ages 4–8.

Listen by Gabi Snyder, illus. by Stephanie Graegin (June 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6189-5), follows a girl through her school day as she listens to sounds across the city. Ages 4–8.

We Love Fishing! by Ariel Bernstein, illus. by Marc Rosenthal (Feb. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3864-4). Bear, Porcupine, and Otter can’t wait to go fishing; Squirrel can, but tags along anyway. Ages 4–8.

Arrow by Samantha M. Clark (June 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6597-8). People from the outside discover the home of a boy who’s the only human in an enchanted rainforest. Ages 8–12.


Baxter Family Children Story by Karen Kingsbury and Tyler Russell, illus. by Olivia Chin Mueller, adds Never Grow Up (Feb. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1221-7), ages 8–12. And Jeter Publishing by Derek Jeter offers Wind Up (Apr. 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8046-9), ages 8–12.


ABC by Matthew Porter (Feb. 23, board, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-7722-9025-7) is an alphabet book introducing colors, textures, and animals. Ages up to 3.

Baby Feels by Thalita Dol (Jun. 15, board, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-7722-9051-6). Dol’s debut picture book aims to help caregivers acknowledge their babies’ emotions—even the not so cute ones. Ages up to 3.

The Umbrella by Lisa Lebedovich (Mar. 30, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-7722-9052-3). Sebastian wakes up to find a little gray raincloud floating above him; afraid of getting wet, he carries a big umbrella everywhere he goes. Ages 3–7.

Marisa and the Mountains by George M. Johnson, illus. by Chelsea O’Byrne (Feb. 23, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-9270-1891-0). As Marisa and her family drive from their mountain home to visit family in Saskatchewan, will she fall in love with the prairies, or realize that each place is special in its own irreplaceable way? Ages 4–8.

Nothing at All! by Marie-Hélène Jarry, illus. by Amélie Dubois (Apr. 6, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-7722-9027-1). A girl enjoys doing absolutely nothing—and she does not want to be interrupted by her father’s suggestions of activities. Ages 4–8.

The Ship of Fortune by Olivier de Solminihac, illus. by Stéphane Poulin (Mar. 30, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-7722-9040-0). When Michao and his friends arrive at the beach for a day trip, they open the car trunk for supplies to find... nothing. Ages 4–8.

Under a Melody by Carolina Marín Londoño (May. 4, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-7722-9061-5) follows the journey of six characters who advance across the borders of fantastic worlds, each one filled with new wonders. Ages 4–8.

Dream Rescuers by Jennifer Lloyd, illus. by Eden Cooke (Jun. 15, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-9270-1892-7). Ruby, a failed Tooth Fairy, is eager for work when she spots a job opening in the newspaper: Cloud 98 needs Dream Rescuers to slide down to different parts of the world to solve children’s nightmares. Ages 7–11.


Simply Small adds Cheera by Paola Opal (May 4, board, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-7722-9063-9), ages up to 3. The Errand continues with The Queen by Leo LaFleur, illus. by Adam Oehlers (Feb. 23, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-7722-9050-9), ages 7–11.

Six Foot Press

It Doesn’t Take a Genius by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich (Apr. 13, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-64442-002-7). Emmett struggles to make new friends at summer camp as he and his older brother grow apart. Ages 10 and up.


Ava Murray Writes the World by Joshunda Sanders, illus. by Charly Palmer releases A Place of Our Own (May 11, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-64442-023-2), ages 5–8.

Sleeping Bear

Because I’m New by Brad Sneed (Mar. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1071-7). A newborn tells an older sibling what the family can expect now that there’s a new arrival. Ages up to 6.

A Cape! by Marty Kelley (Apr. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1111-0) depicts a boy’s quest to prove to his busy father that he has “powers.” Ages 4–8.

The Color Collector by Nicholas Solis, illus. by Renia Metallinou (Apr. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1105-9). A boy asks the new girl at school why she picks up wrappers, bottle caps, and leaves on their walk home. Ages 4–8.

Don’t Call Me Fuzzybutt! by Robin Newman, illus. by Susan Batori (Mar. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1073-1). When Bear needs quiet to hibernate and Woodpecker needs to make noise in order to build his home, can they remain friends? Ages 4–8.

The Lady of the Library by Angie Karcher, illus. by Rachel Sanson (Mar. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1102-8). After a city closes its library for demolition, the ghost who lives there teams up with a passionate bookworm to save her home. Ages 4–8.

Let’s Pop, Pop, Popcorn! by Cynthia Schumerth, illus. by Mary Reaves Uhles (Mar. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1042-7), shows how popcorn is planted, harvested, and prepared. Ages 4–8.

Little Dandelion Seeds the World by Julia Richardson, illus. by Kristen and Kevin Howdeshell (Mar. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1053-3), tells how this crafty plant travels on the wind and hitches rides in all manner of ways in order to spread far and wide. Ages 4–8.

Ocean Soup: A Recipe for You, Me, and a Cleaner Sea by Meeg Pincus, illus. by Lucy Semple (Mar. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1118-9), encourages readers to be active participants in getting their own communities clean. Ages 4–8.

Our Michigan! We Love the Seasons, illus. by Gijsbert Van Frankenhuyzen (Apr. 15, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-5341-1135-6), showcases Michigan’s seasonal transformations throughout the year. Ages 4–8.

A Teacher Like You by Frank Murphy and Barbara Dan, illus. by Kayla Harren (Mar. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1113-4), offers a thank-you note to educators who have made a difference in our lives. Ages 4–8.

Headstrong Hallie! The Story of Hallie Morse Daggett, the First Female “Fire Guard” by Aimee Bissonette, illus. by David Hohn (Feb. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1061-8), profiles the first woman “fire guard” hired by the U.S. Forest Service. Ages 6–10.

June Almeida, Virus Detective! The Woman Who Discovered the First Human Coronavirus by Suzanne Slade, illus. by Elisa Paganelli (Mar. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1132-5), explores the origins of the human coronavirus through the life of the woman who first discovered it. Ages 6–10.


Little Sock by Kia Heise and Christopher D. Park, illus. by Park, adds Little Sock Makes a Friend (Mar. 15, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1126-4), ages 4–6. Lulu & Rocky Adventures by Barbara Joosse, illus. by Renée Graef, picks up Lulu & Rocky in Rocky Mountain National Park (May 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1133-2), ages 4–8. And joining Tales of Young Americans is Summer of the Tree Army: A Civilian Conservation Corps Story by Gloria Whelan, illus. by Kirbi Fagan (Mar. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-385-8), ages 6–10.

Soaring Kite

Georgie Dupree: Drawn to Friends by Ceece Kelley, illus. by Chloe Guevara (May 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-953859-04-4). Georgie learns how to use chalk art to overcome adversity and make friends in her new neighborhood. Ages 4–8.

Soho Teen

Between the Bliss and Me by Lizzy Mason (Apr. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64129-115-6). As she prepares to attend college in New York City, Sydney learns that her father has schizophrenia and is living on the streets there. Ages 13 and up.

Bones of a Saint by Grant Farley (Mar. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64129-117-0). This debut coming-of-age story examines the nature of evil, faith, and redemption in rural Northern California in the late ’70s. Ages 14 and up.

Summer in the City of Roses by Michelle Ruiz Keil (July 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64129-171-2) Two siblings who were torn apart struggle to find each other in early 1990s Portland, Ore. Ages 15 and up.

Sounds True

Cranky Right Now by Julie Berry, illus. by Holly Hatam (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68364-664-8), offers ways to process and move through feelings of crankiness to a kinder, happier place. Ages 4–8.

The In-Between Book by Christopher Willard and Olivia Weisser, illus. by Alison Oliver (May 4, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68364-733-1), teaches mindfulness through the Japanese concept of “ma,” or the space between things. Ages 4–8.

We Are All Under One Wide Sky by Deborah Wiles (June 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68364-633-4) presents the story of Larry, an elephant who wants to live in a tree. Ages 4–8.

Whole Girl: Live Vibrantly, Love Your Entire Self, and Make Friends with Food by Sadie Radinsky (Feb. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68364-570-2) shares insights, practices, and recipes to help young women love themselves exactly as they are. Ages 14 and up.


Mia’s Life: Fan Takeover! by Mia Fizz, illus. by Lidia Fernandez (Apr. 6, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7282-3600-1). YouTube sensation Mia turns to her fans for inspiration for her sister’s birthday present. Ages 7–12.

A Wilder Magic by Juliana Brandt (May 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-7282-0964-7). When the government forces Sybaline’s family to relocate from their mountain land, she uses magic to build an invisible bubble around her home to try and stay. Ages 7–12.

Little Victories by Joyce Magnin (July 6, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7282-3546-2). Bee discovers her passion for boxing when she is sent to live with her aunt and uncle who own a boxing gym. Ages 8–12.

Summer Lifeguards by Elizabeth Doyle Carey, illus. by Judit Mallol (May 4, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7282-2122-9). In this series opener, four lifeguard friends band together to batten down the hatches before a hurricane hits. Ages 8–12.

Time Villains by Victor Pineiro (July 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-7282-3049-8). In this series kick-off, when an antique table accidentally brings Blackbeard the Pirate to a dinner with Javi and his friends, they must figure out how to get him back to his own time. Ages 8–12.


Sea Keepers by Coral Ripley, about mermaid keepers of the underwater world, starts up with The Mermaid’s Dolphin (Apr. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7282-3688-9), ages 7–10. And Emblem Island by Alex Aster gains Curse of the Forgotten City (June 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-9723-7), ages 8–12.

Sourcebooks Explore

Except Antarctica by Todd Sturgell (July 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7282-3326-0). When the narrator explains that turtles are found on every continent except Antarctica, one determined turtle sets off to prove him wrong. Ages 4–8.

It Will Be OK: A Story of Empathy, Kindness, and Friendship by Lisa Katzenberger, illus. by Jaclyn Sinquett (Feb. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7282-2255-4). Zebra patiently talks to and supports his friend Giraffe when Giraffe is frightened. Ages 4–8.

Lobstah Gahden by Alli Brydon and E.G. Keller (Apr. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7282-3246-1). Two rival lobstahs must join forces to save their beloved gahdens from pollution. Ages 4–8.


Baby University offers Germ Theory for Babies by Chris Ferrie, Neal Goldstein, and Joanna Suder (Feb. 2, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7282-3407-6), ages up to 3.

Sourcebooks Fire

Any Place but Here by Sarah Van Name (May 4, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4926-7706-2). When June is expelled and sent to an all-girls boarding school, she starts to question her old friendships and her past. Ages 14 and up.

14 Ways to Die by Vincent Ralph (June 1, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7282-3186-0). The star of a YouTube reality series is determined to use her platform to catch her mother’s killer before he claims his next victim. Ages 14 and up.

The Castle School (for Troubled Girls) by Alyssa Sheinmel (Mar. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7282-2098-7). Grieving teen Moira is sent to a mysterious boarding school where nothing is quite what it seems. Ages 14 and up.

Dead Man’s Island by Tiffany Brooks (July 6, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7282-2232-5). Twenty teens are dropped on a deserted island to compete for a cash prize, but Riley is also looking for a vast treasure rumored to be hidden there. Ages 14 and up.

The Girl in the Headlines by Hannah Jayne (July 6, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7282-2521-0). When Andrea wakes up in a motel room, covered in blood and unable to remember what happened the previous night, she discovers that her parents were brutally attacked and she’s the main suspect. Ages 14 and up.

The Murder Game by Carrie Doyle (Apr. 6, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7282-2229-5). Luke calls on his sleuthing skills to clear his best friend and roommate of murder accusations. Ages 14 and up.

The Nature of Witches by Rachel Griffin (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7282-2942-3) follows seasonal witches attempting to combat climate change. Ages 14 and up.

The Obsession by Jesse Q. Sutanto (Feb. 2, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7282-1516-7). When Logan stalks Delilah, with whom he believes he’s destined to be, he witnesses a deadly secret of hers. Ages 14 and up.

The Summer of Broken Rules by K.L. Walther (May 4, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7282-1029-2). Meredith returns to Martha’s Vineyard for the first time since her sister’s death, ready to celebrate her cousin’s wedding. Ages 14 and up.

Sunny Song Will Never Be Famous by Suzanne Park (June 1, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7282-0942-5). Shipped off to a digital detox camp, Sunny discovers unexpected friendships and an alarmingly cute farm boy. Ages 14 and up.

What We Devour by Linsey Miller (July 6, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4926-7925-7). Lorena is torn between her two worlds when a rebellion erupts between the rich and powerful and the poor and downtrodden. Ages 14 and up.

Where the Road Leads Us by Robin Reul (Apr. 6, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4926-3525-3). Fate puts Hallie and Jack into the same rideshare to the bus terminal, setting off a whirlwind road trip. Ages 14 and up.

Yesterday Is History by Kosoko Jackson (Feb. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-9434-2). When Andre receives a liver transplant, it gives him the ability to time travel. Ages 14 and up.

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

Thank You God, Good Night by Marianne Richmond (Apr. 6, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-7282-3570-7) celebrates the everyday blessings found all around us. Ages up to 8.

We Want a Dog by Lo Cole (June 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7282-3817-3) focuses on some amusing types of dogs one might have. Ages 3–8.

Too Crowded by Lena Podesta (Apr. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7282-2238-7). Gil the Goldfish leaves his fishbowl in search of open spaces. Ages 4–8.


Don’t Push the Button! adds Let’s Say Good Night by Bill Cotter (Apr. 6, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7282-2060-4), ages up to 3. Books of Great Character issues Too Many Bubbles by Christine Peck and Mags Deroma, illus. by Deroma (July 6, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-7282-3590-5), ages 3–7.

Sourcebooks Wonderland

Barnyard Bedtime by Annie Sarac, illus. by Ela Jarzabek (Mar. 2, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7282-1264-7). Readers find animals and get them into their proper beds. Ages up to 3.

You Are My Rainbow by Rose Rossner, illus. by Sejung Kim (June 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7282-3339-0), is an ode to children and the love we feel for them. Ages up to 3.

Sweet Dreams Little One: A Bedtime Lullaby for You by Sandra Magsamen (Mar. 2, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-7282-3332-1) is a lullaby to cuddle up with. Ages 3–5.


New Punderland titles by Rose Rossner are Donut Give Up illus. by Vanessa Matte (Apr. 6, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7282-2286-8); and Somebunny Loves You, illus. by Jessica Gibson (Feb. 2, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7282-2343-8), ages up to 3.

Star Bright

Please Don’t Give Me a Hug! by Judi Moreillon, illus. by Estelle Corke (Mar. 15, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-59572-917-0). Children share the various ways they feel comfortable being greeted by new and old friends. Ages 2–4.

What’s in the Truck? by Cornelius Van Wright (June 1, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-922-4). Flaps reveal what’s inside some familiar types of trucks. Ages 2–4.

21 Cousins by Diane de Anda, illus. by Isabel Muñoz (Apr. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-915-6). Siblings celebrate their rich Latinx and mestizo heritage by introducing their cousins. Ages 4–8.

Comings and Goings by Anna and Manos Kontoleon, illus. by Fotini Tikkou (May 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-920-0). Young Phevos’s extended family excitedly prepares for his summer visit. Ages 4–8.

Let’s Play Outside! by Pat Rumbaugh, photos by Daniel Nakamura (Apr. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-918-7), depicts many ways to get outdoors and play. Ages 4–8.


Adventures of the Sizzling Six by Claire Datnow, illus. by Ruth Palmer, welcomes Operation Terrapin Rescue (Apr. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-881-4), ages 8–12.


Shiva: The Legend of Rudra by Ashok K. Banker (Mar. 16, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-93-80741-93-2) is the first title in a graphic novel series about the life of Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction. Ages 13 and up.


Mindful Moves: Kid-Friendly Yoga and Peaceful Activities for a Happy, Healthy You by Nicole Cardoza (Mar. 30, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-63586-271-3) outlines simple mindfulness activities. Ages 5–10.

Monarch Butterflies: Explore the Life Journey of One of the Winged Wonders of the World by Ann Hobbie, illus. by Olga Baumert (Mar. 2, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-63586-289-8), presents information about the monarchs’ life cycle, anatomy, and their signature migration. Ages 7–12.

Wilderness Adventure Camp: Essential Outdoor Survival Skills for Kids by Frank Grindrod (Mar. 30, $16.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-63586-152-5) is a guide to camping and survival skills. Ages 10 and up.


Backpack Explorer hits the trail with Discovering Trees: What Will You Find? (Apr. 27, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-63586-346-8), ages 4–8.

Thames & Hudson

Bad Apple by Huw Lewis Jones, illus. by Ben Sanders (Mar. 9, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65243-5). The misbehaving Bad Apple gets his comeuppance in this series launch. Ages 3–5.

If I Had an Octopus by Alex Barrow and Gabby Dawnay (Apr. 13, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65225-1) imagines what life would be like with an eight-armed aquatic pet. Ages 3–5.

Mole in a Black & White Hole by Tereza Sediva (Mar. 2, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65205-3). Mole emerges from his black-and-white underground home to discover a colorful world above. Ages 3–5.

Out to Sea by Helen Kellock (Feb. 9, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65236-7). After the death of her grandmother, Lara learns to cope with grief and anxiety. Ages 3–5.

Home Alone by Barbara Nascimbeni (May 4, $48, ISBN 978-0-500-65261-9). A happy dog creates mayhem when she is left home alone. Ages 3–6.

The Library Book by Gabby Dawnay, illus. by Ian Morris (May 4, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65260-2). A boy who doesn’t like to read is won over during a visit to the library. Ages 3–6.

The Sea by Piret Raud (July 13, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65213-8). When the sea takes a vacation, underwater creatures run amok, then realize how much they miss her. Ages 3–7.

1,001 Bees by Joanna Rzezak (May 18, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65265-7) is an illustrated introduction to the world of bees. Ages 4–7.

Danny Dodo’s Detective Diary by Rob Hodgson with Nick Crumpton (June 15, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65207-7) offers an investigation of extinct and endangered animal species. Ages 5–10.

Dart and Dive Across the Reef by Vassiliki Tzomaka (July 13, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65231-2) explores the oceans’ coral reefs and the marine life that calls them home. Ages 5–10.

The Secret Life of Whales by Rena Ortega (May 4, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65267-1) spotlights various kinds of whales and how they live. Ages 5–10.

Pop-Up Earth (Apr. 6, $29.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65257-2) and Pop-Up Moon (June 8, $29.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65186-5) by Anne Jankeliowitch, illus. by Annabelle Buxton, paper engineering by Olivier Charbonnel, feature intricate pop-ups and cross-sections. Ages 6–8.

Why Can’t Horses Burp? Curious Questions About Your Favorite Pets by Nick Crompton and Lily Snowden-Fine (Apr. 20, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65230-5) provides answers to questions about horses. Ages 6–8.

King Tutankhamun Tells All! by Chris Naunton, illus. by Guilherme Karsten (June 8, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65255-8). King Tut shares his own version of history. Ages 7–10.

How to Be an Art Rebel by Ben Street, illus. by Jay Daniel Wright (May 18, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65164-3). An art rebel cat encourages young aficionados to discover and respond to art on their own terms. Ages 7–12.

We Are Explorers: Extraordinary Women Who Discovered the World by Kari Herbert (Mar. 16, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65239-8) presents portraits of 14 female explorers from around the world. Ages 9–12.


So You Want to Be A... releases So You Want to Be a Knight? by Takayo Akiyama and Hannah Pang (Mar. 2, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65211-4), ages 9–12.

Tiger Tales

Chameleon’s Colors by Harriet Evans, illus. by Jo Rooks (Feb. 23, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-616-9). Chameleon and the jungle animals explore a rainbow of colors. Ages 2–4.

Cows on the Bus, illus. by Valerie Sindelar (Feb. 9, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-647-3). Farm animals and things that go star in this tale based on “The Wheels on the Bus.” Ages 2–4.

Shark’s Numbers by Harriet Evans, illus. by Jo Rooks (Feb. 23, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-617-6). Sea animals count from one to 10. Ages 2–4.

123 Fish in the Sea by Luna Parks, illus. by Gareth Lucas (Apr. 27, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-648-0) Five fish on an ocean adventure and five textured silicone number pieces introduce counting. Ages 2–5.

Cuddle Close, Little Koala by Danielle McLean, illus. by Sarah Ward (Apr. 6, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-636-7). When Little Koala is lost in the forest, other mothers offer cuddles, bedtime stories, and lullabies, but only her own mom will do. Ages 2–5.

Daddy Loves You (Mar. 16, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-633-6) and Mommy Loves You (Mar. 16, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-634-3) by Danielle McLean, illus. by Zoe Waring, feature heart-shaped lift-the-flaps and a mirror. Ages 2–5.

How It Works: Rocket (June 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-652-7) and How It Works: Tractor (June 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-651-0) by Amelia Hepworth, illus. by David Semple, spotlight space travel and tractors. Ages 2–5.

Let’s Play, Magical Mermaid! by Georgiana Deutsch, illus. by Adele Dafflon (Mar. 2, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-630-5). An adventurous mouse dives into a world of fiery dragons, singing narwhals, and magical mermaids. Ages 2–5.

Octopants by Suzy Senior, illus. by Claire Powell (Mar. 30, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-661-9). A young octopus goes shopping for pants. Ages 2–5.

What Are Unicorns Made Of? by Amelia Hepworth, illus. by Louise Anglicas (Feb. 9, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-660-2), includes a touch-and feel-mane on the cover and a pop-up unicorn at book’s end. Ages 2–5.

Baby’s First Farm by Danielle McLean, illus. by Craig Shuttlewood (Feb. 2, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-659-6). Readers lift the flaps to learn who lives on the farm. Ages 3–5.

Yawn by Patricia Hegarty, illus. by Teresa Bellon (Feb. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-234-5). When one boy starts yawning, the yawn spreads around the world to other countries, and even into space. Ages 3–6.

The Alligator Who Came for Dinner by Steve Smallman, illus. by Joelle Dreidemy (Apr. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-245-1). Wolf and his friend Little Lamb find a big egg that hatches into a snappy creature. Ages 3–7.

The Bear in the Boat by Owen Hart, illus. by Caroline Pedler (Mar. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-249-9). After helping her friends prepare their homes for an approaching storm, Bear rescues them with her boat. Ages 3–7.

I Don’t Want to Go to School by Lula Bell, illus. by Brian Fitzgerald (May 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-248-2) follows classmates Mouse and Dinosaur on their first day of school. Ages 3–7.

I Love You as Big as a Rainbow by Joan Summers, illus. by Alberta Torres (Mar. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-209-3). When a rainbow in the sky disappears, Small Bear and Big Bear make a rainbow together that will last forever. Ages 3–7.

I Really, Really Need to Pee! by Karl Newson, illus. by Duncan Beedie (June 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-232-1). While he’s out, Bush Baby needs to use the bathroom right away and worries he won’t find a place to go. Ages 3–7.

Looking for Sleep by Georgiana Deutsch, illus. by Megan Tadden (Mar. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-233-8). Unable to fall asleep, Wolf seeks out sleep, which must be hiding. Ages 3–7.

Nothing Scares Spider! by S. Marendaz, illus. by Carly Gledhill (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-211-6). Brave Spider is annoyed when her wary friends keep calling her back from her adventure. Ages 3–7.

Poo in the Zoo: The Great Poo Mystery by Steve Smallman, illus. by Ada Grey (Apr. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-213-0). When zookeeper Bob’s pooper-scooper robot mysteriously vanishes, poo investigator Arabella tries to find it. Ages 3–7.

This Is Your World by Tilly Temple, illus. by Sean Julian (Mar. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-246-8). A deer and her father explore the landscape through the changing seasons. Ages 3–7.

You Can Be a Farmer, Too! by Becky Davies, illus. by Charlotte Bruijn (May 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-242-0). Emily loves helping on Uncle Benji’s farm, but her little brother isn’t so sure. Ages 3–7.

Curious Kids: Age of the Dinosaurs (May 4, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68010-653-4) and Curious Kids: Stars and Space (May 4, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68010-654-1) by Jonny Marx, illus. by Christiane Enge, are pop-up books exploring these topics. Ages 6–8.


Joining My World by Nicola Edwards, illus. by Thomas Elliott, are Let’s Pretend Animal Hospital (May 11, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-658-9), Let’s Pretend Fire Station (May 11, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-657-2), My Book of Feelings (Mar. 23, $16.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-655-8), and The Touch Book (Mar. 23, $16.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-656-5), ages 2–5. Dog’s Eye View by Blake Morgan, illus. by David Dean, debuts with Buddy’s Story (May 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-252-9), ages 6–9. And Jasper and Scruff return in The Talent Show by Nicola Colton (Feb. 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-237-6; $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68010-482-0), ages 6–9.

Little Animal Rescue by Rachel Delahaye, illus. by Suzie Mason, adds Little Dolphin Rescue (Apr. 6, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-205-5; $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68010-463-9) and Little Tiger Rescue (Apr. 6, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-235-2; $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68010-480-6), ages 6–9. Mermaids Rock by Linda Chapman, illus. by Mirelle Ortega, visits The Coral Kingdom (May 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-250-5; $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68010-489-9) and The Floating Forest (May 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-251-2; $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68010-490-5), ages 6–9. There’s a Dragon by Tom Nicoll, illus. by Sarah Horne, issues There’s a Dragon in My Popcorn (Apr. 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-219-2; $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68010-472-1), ages 6–9. And Star Friends by Linda Chapman, illus. by Lucy Fleming, gains Night Shadows (Mar. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-236-9; $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68010-481-3), ages 7–9.

Tilbury House

Waiting for a Warbler by Sneed B. Collard, illus. by Thomas Brooks (Feb. 2, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-852-1), reveals the individual experiences of a boy and a Cerulean warbler as they weather a storm sweeping across the Gulf of Mexico. Ages 4–7.

Whale Fall Café by Jacquie Sewell, illus. by Dan Tavis (Apr. 6, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-849-1). A whale carcass provides a feast for a variety of bizarre deep-ocean diners. Ages 6–8.

Hidden Planet: Secrets of the Animal Kingdom by Ben Rothery (Mar. 2, $29.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-875-0) explains the interactions and survival strategies of our planet’s animals. Ages 9–12.

Sensational Butterflies by Ben Rothery (Mar. 2, $29.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-876-7) examines the lives of butterflies and moths from around the world. Ages 9–12.

Tiny Owl

Where’s Baby Elephant? by Ali Khodai, illus. by Toby Newsome (June 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-910328-69-9). This lift-the-flap book reveals a new animal and its baby on each page. Ages 2–5.

Bloom by Anne Booth, illus. by Robyn Wilson-Owen (Apr. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-910328-63-7). A grumpy man learns a lesson about kindness as he watches a girl make flowers bloom by speaking sweetly to them. Ages 4–8.

The Neighborhood Surprise by Sarah Van Dongen (May 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-910328-71-2). The children in Mrs. Fig’s neighborhood organize a street party for her before she leaves for a nursing home. Ages 4 and up.


The Island by Judith Wisdom (May 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-912745-03-6) tells the story of three friends who discover that being different is fun. Ages 3–6.


We Adopted a Baby Lamb by Lori Joy Smith (Feb. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6653-7). A rascally lamb is the latest addition to the family in this book based on a true story. Ages 3–6.

Anonymouse by Vikki VanSickle, illus. by Anna Pirolli (Feb. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6394-9). Animal-friendly street art is popping up all over the city, but who is creating these masterpieces under the name Anonymouse? Ages 3–7.

I Do Not Like Yolanda by Zoey Abbott (Mar. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6651-3). Bianca is intimidated by the woman behind the post office counter, until she faces her fears. Ages 3–7.

The Secret Fawn by Kallie George, illus. by Elly MacKay (Feb. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6516-5). A girl who feels she misses out on family fun because she’s too little spots a fawn that is beautiful, quiet, and small—just like her. Ages 3–7.

This Is Ruby by Sara O’Leary, illus. by Alea Marley (May 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6361-1). Ruby is curious about her world and has big ideas about how it works. Ages 3–7.

Tough Like Mum by Lana Button, illus. by Carmen Mok (Apr. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6598-1). Kim and her mother are both tough and able to take care of themselves, but sometimes it’s nice to have someone to lean on. Ages 3–7.

Whose Poo? by Daisy Bird, illus. by Marianna Coppo (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6799-2). At the zoo with their father, two mice try to guess what the animals’ poop looks like. Ages 3–7.

Carol and the Pickle-Toad by Esmé Shapiro (May 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6398-7). Carol replaces the loud-mouthed toad she usually wears as a hat with a pickle. Ages 4–8.

A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories by John Martz (May 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-7098-5) compiles four nearly wordless tales about a feline and his animal friends. Ages 4–8.

Constellation of the Deep by Benjamin Flouw (June 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6896-8). Fox goes snorkeling to find the legendary bioluminescent plant called the constellation of the deep. Ages 4–8.

Etty Darwin and the Four Pebble Problem by Lauren Soloy (May 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6608-7) imagines a conversation between Etty Darwin and her famous father Charles as they ponder life, science, and fairies. Ages 4–8.

On the Trapline by David A. Robertson, illus. by Julie Flett (May 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6668-1). A boy and his grandfather take a trip to the trapline and reflect on their culture and traditions. Ages 4–8.

Out Into the Big Wide Lake by Paul Harbridge, illus. by Josée Bisaillon (May 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6559-2). Visiting her grandparents at their lakeside home, Kate, a girl with Down syndrome, gains confidence and independence. Ages 4–8.

Peter Lee’s Notes from the Field by Angela Ahn, illus. by Julie Kwon (Mar. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6824-1). Budding paleontologist Peter puts his observation and experimental skills to the test to discover what he can do for his ailing grandmother. Ages 9–12.


Narwhal and Jelly Books by Ben Clanton introduces Blankie (Feb. 2, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7352-6678-0) and Bubbles (Feb. 2, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7352-6676-6), ages up to 3. Little Crocodile by Eva Montanari offers What Does Little Crocodile Say? (June 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6813-5), ages 2–5. Juniper Hollow by Lesley-Anne Green greets Mr. Mole Moves in (Apr. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-101-91802-9), ages 3–7. Mile End Kids by Isabelle Arsenault continues with Maya’s Big Scene (Feb. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6760-2). ages 4–8. And Nature’s Top Secrets releases Butterflies Are Pretty... Gross! by Rosemary Mosco, illus. by Jacob Souva (Apr. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6592-9), ages 4–8.

Anne Chapter Books by Kallie George, illus. by Abigail Halpin, adds Anne’s School Days (July 6, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6720-6), ages 6–8. Polite Predators by Rachel Poliquin, illus. by Kathryn Durst, presents How to Promenade with a Python (and Not Get Eaten) (Feb. 2, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6658-2), ages 6–9. Simon and Chester, a ghost and a kid who are best pals, debut in Super Detectives by Cale Atkinson (Feb. 9, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6742-8), ages 6–9. And Megabat by Anna Humphrey, illus. by Kass Reich, picks up Megabat and the Not-Happy Birthday (Mar. 2, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6604-9), ages 7–10.

Two Hoots

A Hat for Mr. Mountain by Soojin Kwak (May 1, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5290-1287-3). Mr. Mountain asks forest haberdasher Nara to knit him an enormous woolly hat. Ages 3–5.


What Do You Say to a Dragon? A Story About Facing Fear and Anxiety by Lexi Young Peck, illus. by Wendy Leach (May 4, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4964-5104-0). After a boy has a nightmare about a dragon, his parents help him to use his imagination to change the power dynamic of anxiety. Ages up to 8.


Dead Sea Squirrels by Mike Nawrocki, illus. by Séguin-Magee Luke, issues
A Dusty Donkey Detour (Apr. 6, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4964-4977-1) and Merle of Nazareth (Apr. 6, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4964-4973-3), ages 6–10.


Nede Rising: A Gentle Tyranny by Jess Corban (Mar. 9, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4964-4833-0) debuts a dystopian series set in a society that has subjugated men into slavery. Ages 13–19.


The Sunlit Lands by Matt Mikalatos concludes with The Story King (June 8, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4964-4785-2), ages 13 and up.

Univ. of Minnesota

Begin with a Bee by Liza Ketchum et al., illus. by Claudia McGehee (May 18, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-5179-0804-1), examines the life cycle of one bee to help readers understand and appreciate the significance of all bees. Ages 4–9.

Yang Warriors by Kao Kalia Yang, illus. by Billy Thao (Apr. 13, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-5179-0798-3). Fierce and determined children confront the hardships of Ban Vinai refugee camp in Thailand, where the author lived as a child. Ages 5–10.

Upside Down

I Love to Be Bored by Ingrid Chabbert, illus. by Sébastien Chebret (May 1, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-78956-175-3), espouses the concept that boredom can equal mental freedom. Ages up to 5.

The Biggest Thing of All by Kathryn Thurman, illus. by Romina Galotta (Mar. 1, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-78956-117-3). When her grandmother passes away suddenly, Lily struggles to understand and deal with her grief. Ages 3–5.


The Clearing by Tom Deady (July 27, $16.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64548-071-6). When Hannah’s dog comes out of the woods carrying a sneaker that contains a partially decomposed foot, she and her best friend Ashley discover a decades-old mystery. Ages 12 and up.


St. Benedict Novels by Lucas Astor and Alexandrea Weis presents A River of Secrets (Feb. 26, $17.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64548-016-7), ages 14 and up.


Along for the Ride by Rachel Meinke (June 22, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-989365-45-8). Katelyn put her soccer dreams on hold to tour with her brother’s band, never expecting sparks to fly with the lead singer. Ages 12 and up.

Revenge of the Sluts by Natalie Walton (Feb. 2, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-989365-51-9). After intimate photos are anonymously sent to everyone at her high school, student reporter Eden joins forces with the victims to track down the culprit. Ages 14 and up.

Creatures of the Night by Grace Collins (July 13, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-989365-49-6). In this supernatural thriller, Milena awaits her 20th birthday, when she will fulfill her hunter destiny. Ages 14 and up.

Down World by Rebecca Phelps (Mar. 30, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-989365-59-5). Three mysterious doorways provide answers to the past, the present, and the future. Ages 14 and up.

Fight for Her by Liz Plum (Mar. 9, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-989365-23-6). Golden girl Scarlett Tucker struggles to keep up appearances after her brother’s tragic death. Ages 14 and up.

Homewrecker by Deanna Cameron (May 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-989365-47-2). Learning that her mother was murdered, and not killed in a tornado, a teen seeks out the culprit. Ages 14 and up.

Never Kiss Your Roommate by Philline Harms (June 1, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-989365-81-6) follows the lives and loves of best friends Evelyn and Seth at their boarding school. Ages 14 and up.

A Wave Blue World

Averee by Stephanie Phillips with Dave Johnson, illus. by Marika Cresta and Andrew Dalhouse (Apr. 20, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-949518-12-2). In a near-future world, lives are ruled by a social media app that determines one’s social status and life course. Ages 13–18.


The 27 Run by Justin Zimmerman, edited by Tyler Chin-Tanner, illus. by Ethan Claunch and Russell Brown, gains Crush (Mar. 23, $25, ISBN 978-1-949518-10-8), ages 13–16.

West Margin

Chickens on the Loose by Jane Kurtz, illus. by John Joseph (May 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5132-6724-1), depicts the adventures of chickens running rampant all over town. Ages 4–8.

Lucy’s Blooms by Dawn Babb Prochovnic, illus. by Alice Brereton (Apr. 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5132-6719-7). A girl who enters a flower contest learns that the flower that she thinks is most beautiful isn’t the conventional choice. Ages 6–9.

When My Cousins Come to Town by Angela Shanté, illus. by Keisha Morris (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5132-6722-7). This story of a Black family and cousin culture celebrates individuality and embraces differences. Ages 6–9.

My Way West: Real Young People and the Journey Overland by Elizabeth Goss (June 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5132-6730-2) reveals the true experiences of children who traveled on the Oregon and California Trails between 1840 and 1869. Ages 7–10.

What on Earth

Marvelous Machines: A Magic Lens Book by Jane Wilsher, illus. by Andrés Lozano (Feb. 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-912920-20-4). Readers use a lens to explore the hidden inner workings of machines and inventions. Ages 7–11.

The Good Germ Hotel: Meet Your Body’s Marvelous Microbes by Kim Sung-Hwa and Kwon Soo-Jin, illus. by Kim Ryung-Eon (Mar. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-913750-16-9) introduces the bacteria superheroes that live inside the body and keep us healthy. Ages 8–12.


New Zoom titles by Susan Hayes are Rainforest Adventure, illus. by Susanna Rumiz (Apr. 6, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-912920-40-2); and Dinosaur Adventure, illus. by Sam Rennocks (Apr. 6, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-912920-46-4), ages 1–3. And Our Amazing World adds Amazing Treasures: 100+ Objects and Places That Will Boggle Your Mind by David Long, illus. by Muti (Feb. 2, $24, ISBN 978-1-912920-50-1), ages 7–11.

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I Am Famous (Apr. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8075-3453-3) and I Used to Be Famous (Apr. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8075-3454-0) by Tara Luebbe and Becky Cattie, illus. by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff. Kiely has had the paparazzi (her parents) documenting her every move with cameras, until a baby sister arrives. Ages 1–2.

Construction Zoo by Jennifer Thorne, illus. by Susie Hammer (Apr. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-8075-1286-9). It’s a quiet morning at the zoo, until some strange new creatures roll in—trucks and bulldozers. Ages 2–5.

Playdate by Maryann MacDonald, illus. by Rahele Jomepour Bell (Apr. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-8075-6571-1). Me. You. One. Two. That’s all it takes for the ideal playdate. Ages 2–5.

The Gift of Ramadan by Rabiah York Lumbard, illus. by Laura K. Horton (Mar. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8075-2902-7). This multigenerational story explores the many ways to take part in the Ramadan holiday. Ages 4–7.

The Big Beach Cleanup by Charlotte Offsay, illus. by Katie Rewse (Mar. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0801-5). Cora enters a sandcastle contest, but it’s canceled due to beach litter. Ages 4–8.

Close Your Eyes: A Book of Sleepiness by Lori Haskins Houran, illus. by Sydney Hanson (Mar. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-1271-5), is a bedtime book featuring sleepy animals. Ages 4–8.

Dylan’s Dragon by Annie Silvestro, illus. by Ben Whitehouse (Apr. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-1742-0). When the dragon of his daydreams shows up, Dylan is too busy to play. Ages 4–8.

A Garden to Save the Birds by Wendy McClure, illus. by Beatriz Mayumi (Apr. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-2753-5). After a bird accidentally flies into their window, a family makes changes to keep others safe. Ages 4–8.

Goldilocks and the Three Engineers by Sue Fliess, illus. by Petros Bouloubasis (Apr. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-2997-3). Three bears visit inventor Goldilocks’s house and try to make her inventions just right. Ages 4–8.

Hear the Wind Blow by Doe Boyle, illus. by Emily Paik (Mar. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-4561-4), imagines the landscape during the various stages of the Beaufort wind scale. Ages 4–8.

I’m a Gluten-Sniffing Service Dog by Michal Babay, illus. by Ela Smietanka (Apr. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-3631-5). Chewie needs to focus on his training so he can be a service dog for Alice. Ages 4–8.

A Neighborhood Walk, a Musical Journey by Pilar Winter Hill, illus. by Olivia Duchess (Apr. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-3670-4). On a walk through her city neighborhood, Penelope hears a sound so magical she knows she has to play the instrument that makes it. Ages 4–8.

Sam Is My Sister by Ashley Rhodes-Courter, illus. by MacKenzie Haley (Mar. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0651-6). Evan comes to understand that his younger sibling is transgender, and he loves and supports her just like always. Ages 4–8.

Sometimes It’s Hard to Be Nice by Maggie C. Rudd, illus. by Kelly O’Neill (Mar. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7573-4), shows how being nice takes practice, but if you keep trying, you discover how great it feels. Ages 4–8.

The Star Festival by Moni Ritchie Hadley, illus. by Mizuho Fujisawa (Apr. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7595-6). Keiko and her family celebrate Tanabata Matsuri, the Star Festival, which is inspired by a popular folktale. Ages 4–8.

What’s Silly Hair Day with No Hair? by Norene Paulson, illus. by Camila Carrossine (Mar. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0608-0). When it’s time for silly hair day at school, Bea, who has no hair as a result of alopecia areata, doesn’t know what to do. Ages 4–8.

When a Kid Like Me Fights Cancer by Catherine Stier, illus. by Angel Chang (Mar. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8075-6396-0). Ben discovers that many things change with cancer, but the most important things stay the same. Ages 4–8.

Zoo-Mate Wanted by Korrie Leer (Apr. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-9565-7). Sisters Leah and Lilly struggle to get along as they share a room. Ages 4–8.

Summer of Brave by Amy Noelle Parks (Mar. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7660-1). Vivi dares her secretive best friend Lilla to start telling the truth. Ages 9–12.

Quack by Anna Humphrey (Apr. 1, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8075-6704-3). An emotional support duck helps a boy who struggles with selective mutism caused by anxiety. Ages 9–12.


Chip & Ben Books by Charles Beyl welcomes My Friend Ben Won’t Share (Mar. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-5443-2), ages 4–8. Great Big Feelings by Hallee Adelman, illus. by Karen Wall, gains Way Past Jealous (Apr. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-8678-5) and Way Past Sad (Apr. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-8679-2), ages 4–8. New Imagine This! books by Carol Lawrence are Homes: From Then to Now, illus. by Poppy Kang (Apr. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-3365-9); and Transportation: From Then to Now, illus. by Ran Zheng (Apr. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-8059-2), ages 4–8. And She Made History adds Listening to the Stars: Jocelyn Bell Burnell Discovers Pulsars by Jodie Parachini, illus. by Alexandra Badiu (Apr. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-4563-8); and Shaped by Her Hands: Potter Maria Martinez by Anna Harber Freeman and Barbara Gonzales, illus. by Aphelandra (Apr. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7599-4), ages 4–8.

Joining Time to Read Level 1 are Animal Time: Cub Shrugs (Mar. 1, $3.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8075-7192-7) and Animal Time: Just Right Cat (Mar. 1, $3.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8075-7191-0) by Lori Haskins Houran, illus. by Alex Willmore, ages 5–7. And Time to Read Level 2 presents Bat and Sloth Solve a Mystery (Apr. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0582-3) and Bat and Sloth Throw a Party (Apr. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0581-6), by Leslie Kimmelman, illus. by Seb Braun; The Boxcar Children: Mountain Top Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner, illus. by Liz Brizzi (Apr. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-5291-9); and Warner’s The Boxcar Children: The Lighthouse Mystery, illus. by Shane Clester (Mar. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8075-4552-2), ages 5–7.

A Dog’s Day by Catherine Stier, illus. by Francesca Rosa, picks up I Am Tucker, Detection Expert (Apr. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-1678-2), I Am Bella, Star of the Show (Mar. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8075-1680-5), I Am Sammy, Trusted Guide (Mar. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8075-1679-9), and I Am Skye, Finder of the Lost (Apr. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-1677-5), ages 7–10. Lola Jones Books by Jonathan Eig, illus. by Alicia Teba Godoy, offers The D.O.G. (Apr. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8075-6572-8), ages 7–10. And The Wish Library by Christine Evans, illus. by Patrick Corrigan debuts with Principal for a Day (Mar. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-8742-3) and Snow Day in May (Mar. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-8741-6), ages 7–10.

Zapato Power by Jacqueline Jules, illus. by Keiron Ward, greets Freddie Ramos and the Meteorite (Apr. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-9570-1) and Freddie Ramos Gets a Sidekick (Apr. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8075-9567-1), ages 7–10. And launching The Boxcar Children Creatures of Legend by Gertrude Chandler Warner, illus. by Thomas Girard, are Mystery of the Hidden Elves (Mar. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0805-3; $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8075-0814-5) and The Secret of Bigfoot Valley (Mar. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0804-6; $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8075-0813-8), ages 7–10.

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The Salt in Our Blood by Ava Morgyn (Mar. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7227-6). A teen struggles to rebuild her relationship with her mother, who left 10 years earlier. Ages 13 and up.


Oakley the Squirrel: The Search for Z: A Nutty Alphabet Book by Nancy Rose (June 22, $7.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-5235-1041-2). This alphabet tale includes squirrel photos. Ages up to 4.

Hear My Voice/Escucha mi voz: The Testimonies of Children Detained at the Southern Border of the United States, compiled by Warren Binford, foreword by Michael Garcia Bochenek (Apr. 13, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-5235-1348-2), presents first-person accounts, in English and Spanish, of immigrant children detained at the border between Mexico and the U.S. Ages 8 and up.

You Don’t Have to Be Everything: Poems for Girls Becoming Themselves, edited by Diana Whitney (Mar. 30, $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-5235-1099-3) is a diverse poetry anthology reflecting girls’ complex feelings as they mature. Ages 12 and up.


New Indestructibles titles by Amy Pixton, illus. by Carolina Búzio, are It’s Bath Time!, (Apr. 13, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-5235-1275-1) and Rhyme with Me! (Apr. 13, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-5235-1274-4), ages up to 2. Boynton on Board by Sandra Boynton welcomes Jungle Night (Mar. 23, $7.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-5235-1360-4) which includes a downloadable soundtrack by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, ages up to 4. Spencer the Cat makes his debut in Good Night, Spencer (June 22, $6.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-5235-1006-1) and Spencer Loves You (June 22, $6.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-5235-1007-8) by Michelle Romo, ages up to 4. And Big Fat Notebooks introduces Everything You Need to Ace Biology in One Big Fat Notebook by Matthew Brown (Apr. 27, $16.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-5235-0436-7), ages 14 and up.


God’s Always Loving You by Janna Matthies, illus. by Airin O’Callaghan (June 8, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5460-1504-8), reminds readers that God will always be there to love, support, and comfort them. Ages up to 3.

Hello from Here by Pamela Kennedy, illus. by MacKenzie Haley (May 11, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5460-1383-9) explores ways to communicate with loved ones despite distance and separation. Ages up to 3.

The Story of “The Star-Spangled Banner” (Apr. 20, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5460-1505-5) and The Story of America’s Birthday (Apr. 20, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5460-1506-2) by Patricia A. Pingry, illus. by Patrick Corrigan, explain the origins of our national anthem and the country’s beginnings. Ages 2–4.

Dream Big, My Precious One by Jill Roman Lord, illus. by Brittany E. Lakin (Mar. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5460-3432-2), imagines what a child will enjoy as they grow up and all the things they could become. Ages 2–5.

A Flood of Kindness by Ellen Leventhal, illus. by Blythe Russo (Apr. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5460-3458-2), examines grief, loss, and the importance of kindness through the eyes of a child whose home is destroyed in a flood. Ages 4–8.

The Night Baafore the First Day of School by Dawn Young (June 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5460-1370-9). The sheep won’t let Bo sleep on the eve of the first day of school. Ages 4–8.

Penguin & Moose Brave the Night by Hannah C. Hall (June 22, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5460-1508-6). Best friends Penguin and Moose work together to face their fear of the dark. Ages 4–8.

30,000 Stitches: The Inspiring Story of the National 9/11 Flag by Amanda Davis, illus. by Sally Wern Comport (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5460-1369-3) tells of the American flag that flew over Ground Zero, traveled across all 50 states as it was repaired, and returned to New York, a restored symbol of unity. Ages 5–8.

The Incredible Power of God’s Word by Joyce Meyer (June 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5460-3444-5) is a children’s adaptation of this collection of Scripture and encouragement. Ages 6–10.


Milo’s Moonlight Mission by Kathleen M. Blasi, illus. by Petronela Dostalova (Jun. 15, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-953458-04-9). Space is out there for exploring, and Captain Milo is ready for takeoff, if only he didn’t have to wait for his second-in-command—or Mom—to report for duty. Ages 3–8.

My Monsterpiece by Amalia Hoffman (Mar. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-953458-01-8). A frustrated artist embarks on a journey where the scary and not-scary meet and mingle. Ages 3–8.

The Vanishing Lake by Paddy Donnelly (Apr. 20, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-953458-03-2) celebrates a girl’s determination, a grandfather’s wisdom, and the fantastical wonders of the natural world. Ages 3–8.

When I’m Not Looking by Farren Phillips (May 18, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-953458-07-0) is an interactive detective story with fill-in-the-blanks and humorous details. Ages 3–8.


Parade Day Fun: A Lift-the-Flap Board Book by Tara Knudson, illus. by Debbie Meyer (May 4, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-310-76948-4), follows goofy clowns, leaping dancers, and a marching band on parade. Ages up to 4.

Built Together by Mina Starsiak, illus. by Barbara Bongini (Feb. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76928-6). This look at myriad ways to be a family celebrates diversity and acceptance. Ages 4–8.

Pugtato, Let’s Be Best Spuddies, illus. by Sophie Corrigan (Mar. 2, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-310-76777-0). Pugtato and his best buddies like to play and listen, share, and give a helping hand. Ages 4–8.

Stay This Way Forever by Linsey Davis, illus. by Lucy Fleming (Feb. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-310-77008-4) encourages kids to celebrate their special qualities now and in the future. Ages 4–8.

Twas the Morning of Easter by Glenys Nellist, illus. by Elena Selivanova (Feb. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76906-4), relays the story of the resurrection of Jesus in the cadence of “ ’Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Ages 4–8.

Big, Bold, and Beautiful: Owning the Woman God Made You to Be by Kierra Sheard (Apr. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-310-77080-0). Gospel singer Sheard shares advice on body positivity, spiritual self-care, goal setting, finding your joy, and living boldly in faith. Ages 12 and up.


Fiona the Hippo Books, illus. by Richard Cowdrey adds Fiona, It’s Bedtime (Apr. 6, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-310-76774-9), ages up to 4. New I Can Read! Level 1 titles starring Fiona the Hippo are Fiona Saves the Day (Feb. 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-310-77098-5), Fiona Helps a Friend (May 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-310-77083-1), and Meet Fiona the Hippo (Feb. 9, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-310-77095-4), all illus. by Richard Cowdrey, ages 4–8. And Faithgirlz continues with The Daniels Sisters: Amber’s Song by Camryn, Kaitlyn, and Olivia Pitts (Apr. 6, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-310-76963-7), ages 9–12.

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

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