360 Degrees

Children of the World by Nicola Edwards, illus. by Andrea Stegmaier (May 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-944530-40-2), examines the lives of young people around the globe and celebrates differences in our diverse world. Ages 7–11.

Hide and Seek History: Ancient Egyptians by Jonny Marx, illus. by Chaaya Prabhat (Apr. 12, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-944530-31-0). Readers lift more than 80 flaps to discover the stories, superstitions, and other aspects of ancient Egypt. Ages 8–12.



Flip-and-Flop continues with Build-a-Bug by Sara Ball (May 17, $16.95 board book, ISBN 978-0-7892-1428-7), ages 3–5.


All from a Walnut by Ammi-Joan Paquette, illus. by Felicita Sala (Mar. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5002-1). A walnut inspires this multigenerational tale about love, family roots, and the cycle of life. Ages 4–8.

Biking with Grandma: A Wish You Were Here Adventure by Chris Santella, illus. by Vivienne To (Mar. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4804-2). Sam and Grandma Rose tour the world by bike. Ages 4–8.

Dress-Up Day by Blanca Gómez (Mar. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4410-5). After missing her class costume party, a girl dresses up by herself in this story of friendship, confidence, and individuality. Ages 4–8.

Francis Discovers Possible by Ashlee Latimer, illus. by Shahrzad Maydani (May 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4910-0). Francis and Baba explore the park together in this ode to self-acceptance and possibility. Ages 4–8.

How Old Is Mr. Tortoise? by Dev Petty, illus. by Ruth Chan (June 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4670-3). A tortoise can’t remember his age, so how many candles will his pals put on his birthday cake? Ages 4–8.

I Love You Like Yellow by Andrea Beaty, illus. by Vashti Harrison (Mar. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4807-3), celebrates the unconditional love that compels life’s profound and everyday moments. Ages 4–8.

Lion Needs a Shot by Hyewon Yum (May 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4829-5). Lion family members navigate their fears of going to the doctor in this companion to Lion Needs a Haircut. Ages 4–8.

Monsters in the Fog by Ali Bahrampour (June 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5245-2). A donkey venturing up a foggy mountain learns a lesson about first impressions when he encounters “monsters.” Ages 4–8.

Puppy Bus by Drew Brockington (July 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5191-2). On his first day at a new school, a nervous boy makes friends after he inadvertently ends up at Puppy School. Ages 4–8.

The Sweetest Scoop: Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Revolution by Lisa Robinson, illus. by Stacy Innerst (May 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4803-5), is a biography of the entrepreneurial activist duo behind the popular ice cream brand, who first met when they were 12. Ages 4–8.

Breaking Through the Clouds: The Sometimes Turbulent Life of Meteorologist Joanne Simpson by Sandra Nickel, illus. by Helena Perez Garcia (Mar. 8, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4956-8), profiles the first woman to earn a doctorate in meteorology. Ages 6–9.

Before Music: Where Instruments Come From by Annette Bay Pimentel, illus. by Madison Safer (Apr. 19, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4555-3), explores how music and musical instruments are made—across time and around the world. Ages 8–12.

Sharks: A Mighty Bite-y History by Miriam Forster, illus. by Gordy Wright (May 10, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4773-1), relays the saga of sharks from prehistoric times through the challenges they face today. Ages 8–12.

The Woman Who Split the Atom: The Life of Lise Meitner by Marissa Moss (Apr. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5853-9) offers a portrait of this German Jewish physicist who struggled to be recognized for her achievements, including the discovery of nuclear fission. Ages 10–14.


Feel-Good Fairy Tales welcomes Tortoise and Hare: A Fairy Tale to Help You Find Balance by Susan Verde, illus. by Jay Fleck (Apr. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4954-4), ages 4–8. Joining Kitty-Corn is Pretty Perfect Kitty-Corn by Shannon Hale, illus. by LeUyen Pham (Mar. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5093-9), ages 4–8. And First Names greets Greta Thunberg by Tracey Turner, illus. by Tom Knight (Apr. 12, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3740-4), ages 8–12.

Abrams Appleseed

All Better, Baby! by Sara Gillingham (May 10, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-4316-0). In this book with flaps, textures, and removable pieces, children discover how to soothe a hurting newborn. Ages 1–4.

Odd Birds: Meet Nature’s Weirdest Flock by Laura Gehl, illus. by Gareth Lucas (June 14, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-4223-1). Rhyming text introduces eight unusual bird species. Ages 2–4.

Who Dug This Hole? by Laura Gehl, illus. by Loris Lora (Apr. 5, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-5661-0), provides a lift-the-flap look at seven animal species and their habitats. Ages 2–4.

99 Tomatoes and One Potato: A Seek-and-Find for Curious Minds by Delphine Chedru (Mar. 29, $15.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-5377-0) challenges kids to find the odd-image-out among 100 objects. Ages 3–5.

Happy Owl-Oween! A Halloween Story by Laura Gehl, illus. by Lydia Nichols (July 12, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4312-2), joins the Owl family’s Halloween celebration. Ages 3–5.

I Like This, You Like That by Linda Ashman, illus. by Eve Coy (Apr. 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5089-2). In this tale told in two voices, two friends figure out what they have in common. Ages 3–5.

Mud! by Annie Bailey, illus. by Jen Corace (Mar. 22, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5097-7), celebrates rain, outdoor play, siblings, and mud. Ages 3–5.


Abrams Block Books adds Spaceblock by Christopher Franceschelli, illus. by Peski Studio (June 14, $17.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-5099-1), ages up to 3. New Hello!lucky Books by Hello!lucky and Sabrina Moyle, illus. by Eunice Moyle, are Halloween Is a Treat! (July 12, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-5106-6), My Grandma Is Great! (Mar. 8, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-5545-3), and My Grandpa Is Grand! (Mar. 8, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-5555-2), ages up to 3; and Hang in There! (May 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5556-9), ages 3–6. My Magical Friends introduces My Magical Rainbow by Yujin Shin (May 24, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-5704-4), ages up to 3. Montessori offers Seed Work by Bobby George, illus. by Alyssa Nassner (Apr. 5, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-4369-6), ages 3–5. And Shapes: My First Pop-Up! by Matthew Reinhart, illus. by Ekaterina Trukhan (Mar. 22, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-4981-0), joins Pop Magic Books, ages 3–5.


The Flower Garden by Renée Kurilla (Mar. 15, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5020-5). In this graphic novel, a garden gnome’s magic causes the seeds planted by two friends to sprout into gigantic flowers. Ages 6–9.

The Prisoner of Shiverstone by Linette Moore (Apr. 5, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4391-7). This graphic novel centers on Helga, a covert young inventor, who awakens on a mysterious island to which troublesome mad scientists have long been exiled. Ages 8–11.

G.I. Joe Classified Book One by Hasbro and Kelley Skovron (July 26, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5440-1) launches a series about G.I. Joe and ordinary kids facing extraordinary
circumstances. Ages 8–12.

Tales of Eternia: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe by Gregory Mone (May 24, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5449-4) starts an adventure series starring Mattel’s Masters of the Universe. Ages 8–12.

Cloud Town by Daniel McCloskey (Apr. 26, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5311-4) is a graphic novel about best friends, giant robots, and monsters from another universe. Ages 10–14.

Coming Up Short by Laurie Morrison (June 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5558-3). A softball-loving girl faces a family crisis after a scandal rocks her world. Ages 10–14.

Gabe in the After by Shannon Doleski (June 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5438-8). This post-apocalyptic novel featuring a first crush centers on 20 survivors of a pandemic who are living on a Maine island. Ages 10–14.

Karthik Delivers by Sheela Chari (Apr. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5522-4). Karthik longs to follow his passion for acting, despite pressure from his parents to help save the family store. Ages 10–14.

Let the Monster Out by Chad Lucas (May 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5126-4). Faced with strange goings on, a shady corporation, and their own worst nightmares, will two boys confront their fears? Ages 10–14.

Wildseed Witch by Marti Dumas (May 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5561-3). In this debut of a fantasy series with an all-BIPOC cast, a stray witch from a family of non-witches attends an elite witch camp. Ages 10–14.

Arden Grey by Ray Stoeve (Apr. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4600-0). A teenage photographer and her peers navigate toxic relationships in this story about finding your place in the world. Ages 12–up.

Batter Royale by Leisl Adams (June 7, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5075-5). In this graphic novel, a teen participating in a reality baking show becomes embroiled in bitter rivalry and sweet romance. Ages 12–up.

Lia and Beckett’s Abracadabra by Amy Noelle Parks (July 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5344-2). Lia’s grandmother mysteriously invites her to compete in a magic contest in this star-crossed rom-com. 12–up.

Tin Man by Justin Madson (Apr. 19, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5104-2). This graphic novel stars unlikely friends: a tin man seeking a heart and a teen dealing with the death of her grandmother. Ages 12–up.

Practical Demonology by Clare Rees (Mar. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4558-4). In this novel set in a world overrun by plague and demons, teens do whatever they can to survive. Ages 13–17.


Class Critters return in David Dixon’s Day as a Dachshund by Kathryn Holmes, illus. by Ariel Landy (Apr. 12, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5568-2, ages 7–9. Tom Angleberger’s The Flytrap Files continues with DJ Funkyfoot: The Show Must Go Oink, illus. by Heather Fox (Mar. 15, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4732-8), ages 7–9. The Brink of War by Gregory Mone (Apr. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3855-5) joins Atlantis, ages 8–12. And Daughters of the Dynasty welcomes Her Rebel Highness by Diana Ma (Mar. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4998-8), ages 13–17.

Abrams/Magic Cat

The Every Baby Book: Families of Every Name Share a Love That’s Just the Same by Frann Preston-Gannon (May 3, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-5664-1) celebrates things all loving families share. Ages up to 5.

Slow Down... in the Park: Calming Nature Stories for Little Ones by Rachel Williams, illus. by Freya Hartas (Mar. 8, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-6146-1). This companion to Slow Down spotlights six mindful moments revealing the wonder of nature. Ages 2–4.

Life Savers: Spend a Day with 12 Real-Life Emergency Service Heroes by Eryl Nash, illus. by Ana Albero (June 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4896-7). Emergency workers reveal how they save lives and make a difference in their communities. Ages 4–8.

The Secret Signs of Nature: How to Uncover Hidden Clues in the Sky, Water, Plants, Animals, and Weather by Craig Caudill, illus. by Carrie Shryock (May 17, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5927-7), shows how to navigate various landscapes through observation of the world. Ages 7–12.

Grow: A Family Guide to Plants and How to Grow Them by Riz Reyes, illus. by Sara Boccaccini Meadows (Mar. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5665-8), discusses 15 plants and fungi and how to grow them. Ages 8–12.

We Have a Dream: Meet 30 Young Indigenous People and People of Color Protecting the Planet by Mya-Rose Craig, illus. by Sabrena Khadija (Apr. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5666-5). Craig—aka “Birdgirl”—profiles activists who are fighting for diverse environmental issues. Ages 8–12.


Baby Animal Tales introduces Goodnight, Little Sloth by Amanda Wood, illus. by Vikki Chu (Apr. 5, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5663-4), ages 2–5.



Nature Baby introduces Birds (Apr. 12, $9.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-64755-257-2) and Rocks (Apr. 12, $9.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-64755-263-3); and Solar System (Apr. 12, $9.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-64755-261-9), ages up to 6. Joining Simple Introductions to Science are Backyard Birding for Kids: An Introduction to Ornithology by Erika Zambello (Apr. 12, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64755-223-7) and Stargazing for Kids: An Introduction to Astronomy by Jonathan Poppele (Apr. 12, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64755-134-6), ages 7–11. And Birding Children’s Books adds The Kids’ Guide to Birds of Missouri: Fun Facts, Activities and 86 Cool Birds by Stan Tekiela (May 10, $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64755-275-6), ages 8–12.

Akashic/Black Sheep

Kemosha of the Caribbean by Alex Wheatle (Feb. 2, $15.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-61775-982-6). In 1668, a Jamaican girl escapes enslavement and sails to Panama on legendary Captain Morgan’s ship. Ages 12–up.

Allen & Unwin

The Inheritance by Armin Greder (Mar. 1, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-76052-678-8). Words and pictures issue a call to arms to better protect our planet and its people and to fight for the future. Ages 8–up.

Alaska Northwest

The Littlest Airplane by Brooke Hartman, illus. by John Joseph (Apr. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5131-2864-1). An Alaskan bush plane rescues people stranded in a storm in this tale with facts about planes of Alaska. Ages 4–7.

Alaska Is for the Birds! Fourteen Favorite Feathered Friends by Susan Ewing, illus. by Evon Zerbetz (Apr. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5131-2866-5). Linocut art illustrates this look at birds of the Alaskan wild. Ages 5–8.


Humans and Animals: What We Have in Common by Pavla Hanackova, illus. by Dasha Lebesheva (May 24, $16.95, ISBN 978-80-00-06357-7), spotlights the behaviors and traits we share with the animal world. Ages 6–9.

How Do Animals See? by Marie Kotasova Adamkova, illus. by Tomas Kopecky (May 10, $14.95, ISBN 978-80-00-06356-0), focuses on the differences and similarities between human and non-human eyesight. Ages 9–12.

Means of Transport That Changed the World by Tom Velcovsky and Stepanka Sekaninova, illus. by Martin Sodomka (July 5, $18.95, ISBN 978-80-00-06355-3), explores milestones in the development of travel and transportation. Ages 12–15.


Neatly Organized Things issues Parts of a Whole (June 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-80-00-06358-4) and What Goes Inside? (Apr. 5, $12.99, ISBN 978-80-00-06359-1) by Magda Gargulakova, illus. by Federico Bonifacini, ages 3–6. Atlases of Animal Companions welcomes Atlas of Cats by Jana Sedlackova and Helena Harastova, illus. by Giulia Lombardo (June 28, $17.95, ISBN 978-80-00-06354-6), ages 6–9. Encyclopedias for Young Readers continues with Encyclopedia of Animals for Young Readers by Tomas Tuma (June 14, $19.95, ISBN 978-80-00-06352-2) and Encyclopedia of Plants, Fungi, and Lichens for Young Readers by Tereza Nemcova, illus. by Tomas Pernicky (July 12, $19.95, ISBN 978-80-00-06351-5), ages 6–9. And World of Amazement greets Amazing Plants of the World by Stepanka Sekaninova, illus. by Zuzana Dreadka Kruta (Apr. 19, $16.95, ISBN 978-80-00-06353-9), ages 6–9.


The Counterclockwise Heart by Brian Farrey (Feb. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61620-506-5). A prince and a mage must untangle the riddles from their shared past to save the future of the empire. Ages 8–12.

The Tiltersmith by Amy Herrick (Apr. 5, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-64375-099-6). In this contemporary fantasy set in Brooklyn, myths and monsters collide with climate change chaos. Ages 8–12.

The Science of Being Angry by Nicole Melleby (May 10, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-64375-037-8) is an LGBTQ novel about a girl coping with family, friendships, a first crush, and her feelings of anger. Ages 9–12.

The Ogress and the Orphans by Kelly Barnhill (Mar. 8, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-64375-074-3). Only the local orphans and an ogress recognize the town’s dire problems in this follow-up to Newbery winner The Girl Who Drank the Moon. Ages 10–up.

Slip by Marika McCoola, illus. by Aatmaja Pandya (June 7, $16.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-61620-789-2). This LGBTQ graphic novel with a magical twist centers on a pottery student who finds first love at art camp. Ages 14–up.

Amazon Crossing

I Am You: A Book About Ubuntu by Refiloe Moahloli, illus. by Zinelda McDonald (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-3566-8), is a tale based on the South African belief that despite differences, we’re all connected. Ages 4–7.

A Dream of Birds by Shenaz Patel, trans. by Edwige-Renée Dro, illus. by Emmanuelle Tchoukriel (July 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-6625-0093-0). A Mauritian girl who releases birds in a birdhouse finds hope for the future in her dreams of her late grandfather and of a better world for birds. Ages 4–8.

Amazon/Two Lions

Before the World Wakes by Estelle Laure, illus. by Paola Zakimi (Apr. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-2883-7), celebrates the magic of daybreak, the importance of small moments, and the bond between siblings. Ages 3–7.

I Am Able to Shine by Korey Watari, illus. by Mike Wu (May 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-3153-0). This tale of embracing your identity and finding your voice was inspired by Watari’s Asian American childhood. Ages 3–7.

Thursday by Ann Bonwill, illus. by Kayla Harren (June 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-3289-6). A girl learns of her parents’ divorce in this story about the power of friendship to help us overcome life’s obstacles. Ages 3–7.

Pink Is Not a Color by Lindsay Ward (June 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-2686-4). In this companion to This Book Is Gray, the color Pink wonders if she’s really a color since she’s not in the rainbow. Ages 4–8.

Pruett and Soo by Nancy Viau, illus. by Jorge Lacera (Mar. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-4342-7). What happens when bland Pruett from Planet Monochrome meets colorful, energetic Soo from Planet Prismatic? Ages 4–8.


You Are (Not) Small continues with This Is (Not) Enough by Anna Kang, illus. by Christopher Weyant (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-1851-7), ages 3–7.

American Academy of Pediatrics

You-ology: A Puberty Guide for Every Body by Trish Hutchison et al. (Mar. 15, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-61002-569-0) offers body-positive information about physical, social, and emotional changes that occur during puberty. Ages 9–12.

American Girl


New Smart Girl’s Guides are Body Image: How to Love Yourself, Live Life to the Fullest, and Celebrate All Kinds of Bodies by Mel Hammond (Feb. 1, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68337-190-8) and Tough Stuff: How to Bounce Back and Find Strength When Life Gets Hard by Erin Falligant (Feb. 1, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68337-189-2), ages 10–14.

Amicus/Amicus Ink

Butterflies Soar (Mar. 8, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-68152-705-5) and Wildflowers Grow (March 8, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-68152-706-2) by Amber Hendricks, illus. by Gavin Scott, show a caterpillar changing to a butterfly; and seeds growing into flowers. Ages up to 3.

One Blue Gnu by Danna Smith, illus. by Ana Zurita (Mar. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68152-745-1). In this counting tale, when cell phones are accidentally delivered to the zoo, animals use them to plan a party. Ages 4–8.

Sun & Son by Linda Joy Singleton, illus. by Richard Smythe (Mar. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68152-747-5). Paired verbs tell two parallel stories between the human world and the natural world. Ages 4–8.

Andersen Press USA

Happy Times by Michael Foreman (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7284-4972-2) celebrates moments during a day spent together as a family, creating memories to treasure forever. Ages 4–9.

Hom by Jeanne Willis, illus. by Paddy Donnelly (Apr. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7284-4971-5). When a boy washes up on a desert island, he and a peace-loving creature learn from each other and become fast friends. Ages 4–9.

Pantemonium! by Peter Bently, illus. by Becka Moor (Apr. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7284-4973-9). While fishing, a giant’s pants get caught on his hook and drag along the ground, scooping up the whole town. Ages 4–9.


David McKee’s Elmer returns in Elmer and the Bedtime Story (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7284-4970-8), ages 4–9.

Andrews McMeel

Antoine’s Tale: An Extraordinary Shelter Dog’s Journey by Janet Curran (Apr. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5248-7160-4) tells of a canine that overcame paralysis in his legs to become a therapy dog. Ages 3–6.

Jobs of the Future: Imaginative Careers for Forward-Thinking Kids by Sofia Rossi and Carlo Canepa, illus. by Luca Poli (Mar. 29, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5248-7095-9, imagines futuristic professions in such fields as chemistry, climatology, robotics, and the arts. Ages 8–10.

You Can Live on the Bright Side: The Kids Guide to Optimism by Lucy Bell (June 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5248-7552-7) compiles STEM activities, recipes, ideas for community service, and stories about children all over the world who are thriving in challenging situations. Ages 8–12.

Sorceline by Syliva Douet, illus. by Antista Paola (May 3, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-7131-4). In this graphic novel series debut, a cryptozoologist tames beasts—including her own inner demons. Ages 9–12.

If Anything Happens I Love You by Will McCormack and Michael Gormier, illus. by Youngran Nho (May 3, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-5248-7325-7; $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-7125-3). In this graphic novel, the victim of a school shooting watches over her parents and helps them deal with their loss. Ages 14–up.


Cat Ninja is back in Wanted by Matthew Cody et al. (Apr. 12, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-7510-7), ages 7–10. Phoebe and Her Unicorn star in Unicorn Selfies by Dana Simpson (Apr. 5, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-7158-1), ages 7–14. Lincoln Peirce’s Big Nate reappears in Beware of Low-Flying Corn Muffins (Mar. 1, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-7157-4), ages 8–11. Breaking Cat News airs Behind the Scenes with Burt by Georgia Dunn (Feb. 1, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-7127-7), ages 8–11. The Endgame joins Escape from a Video Game by Dustin Brady (Apr. 5, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-7195-6), ages 8–11. And Enola Holmes Graphic Novels, adaptations of the novels that inspired the Netflix film, debuts with Enola Holmes: The Case of the Missing Marquess, the Case of the Left-Handed Lady, and the Case of the Bizarre Bouquets by Serena Blasco (May 24, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-7132-1), ages 8–12.

Based on the comic strip by Brian Basset, Red and Rover starts up with Fun’s Never Over (May 3, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-7471-1), ages 8–12. Unicorn Island adds Secret Beneath the Sand by Donna Galanti, illus. by Bethany Stancliffe (Feb. 1, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-5248-7197-0), ages 8–12. Will Henry’s Wallace the Brave stars in his fourth collection, Are We Lost Yet? (May 3, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-7472-8), ages 8–12. And the debut book collection of Heart of the City comics by the strip’s new creator, Steenz, is Heart Takes the Stage by Christina Stewart (May 3, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-7159-8), ages 8–14.


Booma Booma Boom by Gail Silver, illus. by Lisa Fields (Mar. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3701-2). A boy guides his stuffed animals and his parents through a thunderstorm using sensory-based mindfulness. Ages 4–8.

Camilla and the Big Change by Julie Dillemuth, illus. by Laura Wood (Mar. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3812-5). In this companion to Camilla, Cartographer, the heroine draws new maps to accommodate the changes beavers bring to the forest in the spring. Ages 4–8.

Don’t Hug the Quokka! by Daniel Errico, illus. by Mia Powell (May 31, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3706-7). A quokka explains that even though it is adorable and huggable, it doesn’t want a hug, unless it says so. Ages 4–8.

Home by Tonya Lippert, illus. by Andrea Stegmaier (Feb. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3686-2). Two kids remain optimistic and determined when thrust into uncertain housing situations. Ages 4–8.

Something Happened to My Dad: A Child’s Story About Immigration by Ann Hazzard and Vivianne Aponte Rivera, illus. by Gloria Félix (May 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3944-3). A diverse community offers support when Carmen’s father is detained as an undocumented immigrant from Mexico. Ages 4–8.

You Can’t Please Everyone by Ellen Flanagan Burns, illus. by Tracy Bishop (May 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3924-5). Ellie builds her confidence and stops worrying about what others think. Ages 8–12.

Moody Moody Cars by Eileen Kennedy-Moore, illus. by Michael Furman (Apr. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3699-2), encourages readers to figure out the emotions behind the facial expressions of classic cars. Ages 8-up.

Bernice Sandler and the Fight for Title IX by Jen Barton, illus. by Sarah Green (June 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3946-7), profiles Sandler, whose work led to the passage of Title IX, making it illegal for a federally funded institution to discriminate against someone based on their sex. Ages 11–14.

Like Ability: The Truth About Popularity by Lori Getz and Mitch Prinstein (June 14, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4338-3363-2) explores the meaning of popularity and how teens can develop the confidence to feel more connected to their family, peers, and community. Ages 12-up.

A Perfectionist’s Guide to Not Being Perfect by Bonnie Zucker (Feb. 22, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3703-6) advises teens to maintain their desire to achieve without striving to always be perfect. Ages 13-up.

Title in Spanish

Algo le pasó a mi papá: Una historia sobre inmigración y la separación familiar (Something Happened to My Dad: A Story About Immigration and Family Separation) by Ann Hazzard and Vivianne Aponte Rivera, illus. by Gloria Félix (May 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3950-4), ages 4–8.

Archie Comics

Betty & Veronica: Beach Bash by Archie Superstars (July 12, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64576-917-0) compiles beach-themed comics from throughout Archie history. Ages 8–12.

Bite Sized Archie Vol. 1 by Ron Cacace, illus. by Vincent Lovallo (May 17, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64576-913-2), collects webcomics starring the Archie characters. Ages 14-up.


Betty & Veronica Decades adds The 1960s by Archie Superstars (Apr. 12, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64576-911-8), ages 8–12.


Thumbelina and Other Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen by Neil Philip, illus. by Isabelle Brent (Feb. 15, $16, ISBN 978-1-86147-885-6), rounds up 12 Andersen stories, translated by Philip. Ages 7–12.

Arsenal Pulp

Bedtime in Nunatsiavut by Raeann Brown (June 7, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-55152-887-8). In this Inuit tale, a girl yearns to fly, swim, and wander like the animals in her world. Ages 3–8.

Arte Publico/Piñata

El niño de maíz/The Boy of Maize by Mario Bencastro, illus. by Christina Rodriguez (May 31, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-55885-946-3). This Mayan story tells of a maize boy and animals who announce his birth. Ages 5–10.

Viento, vientito/Wind, Little Wind by Jorge Argueta, illus. by Felipe Ugalde Alcántara (May 31, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-55885-945-6), describes—in English, Spanish, and Nahuat—the characteristics of wind from the perspective of a child. Ages 5–10.

Islands Apart: Becoming Dominican American by Jasminne Mendez (May 31, $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-55885-944-9). In this memoir, Mendez discusses embracing aspects of both her parents’ culture and society at large to become Dominican American. Ages 12-up.


Roosevelt High School enrolls Zakiya’s Enduring Wounds by Gloria Velásquez (May 31, $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-55885-943-2), ages 12-up.


Zack and Ike Are Exactly Alike by Suzanne Bloom (June 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-572-2). Two pals who are alike in some ways, but different in others, learn they don’t have to be exactly alike to be friends. Ages 3–7.

Once upon a Family by Amanda Rawson Hill (June 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-317-9). Feeling alone in her newly blended family, Winnie finds a nest of golden eggs inscribed with wishes that come true. Ages 8–12.

The Many Half-Lived Lives of Sam Sylvester by Maya MacGregor (May 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-359-9). A nonbinary teen with autism must solve an old mystery and face demons lurking in their past. Ages 12-up.


Arithmechicks adds Arithmechicks Take a Calculation Vacation: A Math Story by Ann Marie Stephens, illus. by Jia Liu (May 10, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-528-9), ages 3–7. And Secret Life continues with The Secret Life of the Sea Otter by Laurence Pringle, illus. by Kate Garchinsky (Apr. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-325-4), ages 6–9.

Astra/Calkins Creek

Blast Off! How Mary Sherman Morgan Fueled America into Space by Suzanne Slade, illus. by Sally W. Comport (Apr. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68437-241-6), profiles the world’s first female rocket scientist, who overcame gender barriers and many failures to succeed. Ages 7–10.

Born Hungry: Julia Child Becomes “the French Chef” by Alex Prud’homme, illus. by Sarah Green (Feb. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-323-0). Child’s great-nephew showcases her life and legacy. Ages 7–10.

Jack Knight’s Brave Flight: How One Gutsy Pilot Saved the U.S. Air Mail Service by Jill Esbaum, illus. by Stacy Innerst (Mar. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68437-981-1), describes how Knight flew his biplane into a nighttime blizzard in 1921 to saved the threatened U.S. Air Mail Service. Ages 7–10.

Nellie vs. Elizabeth: Two Daredevil Journalists’ Breakneck Race Around the World by Kate Hannigan, illus. by Rebecca Gibbon (Feb. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68437-377-2). Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland raced against each other and the clock as they circled the globe by ship, train, and foot. Ages 7–10.

Revolutionary Prudence Wright: Leading the Minute Women in the Fight for Independence by Beth Anderson, illus. by Susan Reagan (Feb. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64472-057-8), spotlights this Revolutionary War activist, who rallied the first group of minute women to fight the British. Ages 7–10.

To the Front! Clara Barton Braves the Battle of Antietam by Claudia Friddell, illus. by Christopher Cyr (Mar. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-322-3). This tribute to Barton and her heroic efforts during this civil war battle reveals how she earned the moniker, “The Angel of the Battlefield.” Ages 7–10.



Mouse Math picks up The Perfect Split (May 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-577-7) and Super Zero (May 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-574-6) by Lori Haskins Houran, illus. by Deborah Melmon, ages 4–8.

Astra/minedition US

Look Twice by Giuliano Ferri (May 10, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6626-5099-4). Kids turn die-cut pages to take a second look at animals and see scenes transform. Ages 2–4.

Lola Loves Animals by Imapla (Feb. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-6626-5051-2). Lola dreams of flying through the sky with zoo animals in this wordless, accordion-fold book. Ages 3–6.

Loujain Dreams of Sunflowers by Uma Mishra-Newbery and Lina AlHathloul, illus. by Rebecca Green (Feb. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-6626-5064-2). Inspired by activist Loujain AlHathloul, this book introduces a girl who dreams of flying through the air, despite taunts that only boys can fly. Ages 4–8.

The Path by Bob Staake (Apr. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-6626-5063-5). A child venturing over hills, through fields, and across rivers must decide what to do when the path splits. Ages 4–8.


If This Bird Had Pockets: A Poem in Your Pocket Day Celebration by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater, illus. by Emma J. Virján (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-386-5). This salute to Poem in Your Pocket Day compiles 19 animal poems. Ages 4–8.


Rooftop Garden by Danna Smith, illus. by Pati Aguilera (May 16, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64686-495-9). Friends grow herbs and vegetables for a summer feast in this book with audio. Ages 3–7.

Scrap Metal Swan: A River Clean-Up Story by Joanne Linden, illus. by Estrellita Caracol (May 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64686-498-0). After community members clean up a riverfront, an artist and her child recyle the found materials to create something beautiful. Ages 3–7.

Our Nipa Hut: A Story in the Philippines by Rachell Abalos, illus. by Gabriela Larios (May 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64686-500-0). As a typhoon approaches, Yelena and Papa prepare to protect themselves and their traditional Filipino dwelling. Ages 4–8.

Zahra’s Blessing: A Ramadan Story by Shirin Shamsi, illus. by Manal Mirza (Mar. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64686-493-5). A Muslim girl befriends an asylum-seeking child, precipitating a sense of gratitude and an unexpected Ramadan blessing. Ages 4–9.

Nour’s Secret Library by Wafa’ Tarnowska, illus. by Vali Mintzi (Mar. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64686-291-7). When their Syrian city is bombed, Nour and her cousin build an underground library in this novel based on a true story. Ages 6–10.


All God’s Critters Sing Allelu by P.J. Lyons, illus. by Carol Herring (Mar. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-6792-4). This story with English phonemes urges readers to praise God. Ages 1–3.

God Made All Your Feelings by Amanda Flinn, illus. by Sejung Kim (Feb. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-6852-5), describes a range of emotions and affirms that all feelings are valid. Ages 3–5.

How to Train Your Pet Brain by Nelly Buchet, illus. by Amy Jindra (Feb. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-8050-3), aims to explain how one’s brain works and how to feel calm. Ages 3–8.

Hattie Hates Hugs by Sarah Hovorka, illus. by Heather Brockman Lee (Apr. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-8020-6). At a family reunion, Hattie learns how to respond to an unwanted hug. Ages 4–8.

Mother God by Teresa Kim Pecinovsky, illus. by Khoa Le (Mar. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-7901-9). Feminine images of God from Scripture aim to encourage a more expansive understanding of what it means to be made in the image of God. Ages 4–8.

Sarah Rising by Ty Chapman, illus. by Deann Wiley (May 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-7835-7). Inspired by the Minneapolis Uprising, this story celebrates community and explores why people protest racial injustice. Ages 4–8.

Some Daddies by Carol Gordon Ekster, illus. by Javiera MacLean Alvarez (May 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-6056-7). pays tribute to the diversity of fathers—and the bond between a father and child. Ages 4–8.

Tofu Takes Time by Helen H. Wu, illus. by Julie Jarema (Apr. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-8035-0). A Chinese American girl and her grandmother make tofu from scratch in this tale revealing the process from seed to cloth to the final product. Ages 4–8.

God’s Holy Darkness by Sharei Green and Beckah Selnick, illus. by Nicolette Peñaranda (July 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-8241-5), highlights moments in the story of God’s people when darkness and night are beautiful and good. Ages 5–8.

Black Girls Unbossed: Young World Changers Leading the Way by Khristi Lauren Adams (Mar. 8, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-7923-1) introduces eight contemporary Black girls who are changing the world and shaping the future. Ages 8–12.

A Kid’s Guide to Saving the Planet: It’s Not Hopeless and We’re Not Helpless by Paul Douglas, illus. by Chelen Écija (Mar. 22, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-6639-2), discusses climate change and solutions that today’s children can participate in. Ages 9–13.


Little Mole returns in Little Mole Goes to School by Glenys Nellist, illus. by Sally Garland (July 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-7859-3), ages 4–8.

Behrman/Apples & Honey

A New Week (May 3, $7.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-68115-580-7), Shabbat Shalom (May 3, $7.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-68115-579-1), and Start the Day (May 3, $7.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-68115-577-7) by Vicki L. Weber, illus. by Shirley Benitez. In these board books, babies and adults celebrate Jewish concepts and greetings. Ages up to 1.

If I Swam with Jonah by Pamela Moritz, illus. by MacKenzie Haley (Apr. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68115-573-9). A boy imagines he gets to swim—and is swallowed by a giant fish—with the biblical Jonah. Ages 3–6.

The Chocolate King by Michael Leventhal, illus. by Laura Catalan (Feb. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68115-582-1). A Jewish boy and his grandfather help popularize chocolate in 17th-century France. Ages 4–8.

In Our Teeny Tiny Matzah House by Bill and Claire Wurtzel (Mar. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68115-585-2). Relayed from a pet cat’s perspective, this story retells a classic Jewish folktale. Ages 4–8.

Mr. Mintz’s Blintzes by Leslie Kimmelman, illus. by Esther Hernando (May 3, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68115-589-0). When Mr. Mintz can’t make his famous blintzes for Shavuot, his friends save the day. Ages 4–8.

Alone Together on Dan Street by Erica Lyons, illus. by Jen Jamieson (Mar. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68115-596-8). A Jerusalem girl finds a way to bring the neighbors together for Passover during a pandemic. Ages 5–8.

The Desert Unicorn by Kerry Olitzky and Bonnie Grubman, illus. by Amberin Huq (Mar. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68115-583-8). As the Israelites travel to the Promised Land, an animal brings joy and inspiration. Ages 5–8.

Sally Opened Doors by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, illus. by Margeaux Lucas (June 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68115-592-0), profiles Sally Priesand, the first American woman to be ordained a rabbi. Ages 5–8.


Torah Time Travel moves on with Max and Emma Cross the Red Sea (Mar. 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-68115-572-2) and Max Builds a Time Machine (Mar. 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-68115-568-5) by Carl Harris Shuman, illus. by C.B. Decker, ages 6–8.


Where’s Speedy? by Nici Gregory (May 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-6489533-9-5). In this interactive tale, siblings who find a slug in the garden decide to set it free to return to its family. Ages 2–6.

The Bear and the Little Green Thing by Diandian (May 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-6450696-4-8). A friendship ensues when a bird drops a little green thing onto a bear’s back and convinces the bear to let it stay. Ages 3–6.

Norton and the Bear: North American Edition by Gabriel Evans (Apr. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-922610-44-7). Originally released in Australia, this book explores the frustrations of being copied and how to set boundaries. Ages 3–6.

Sneaky Shadows by SC Manchild, illus. by Sam Caldwell (June 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-922610-45-4), reveals the many possibilities of shadow-casting in an interactive guessing game of silly misdirection. Ages 3–6.

The Artist by Alison Binks (Apr. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-922610-42-3) is a story about a boy’s artistic spirit and the natural world that inspires him. Ages 3–7.


The Seren Stone by Lisa Shambrook (Apr. 5, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-64397-251-0). In the debut title of the Seren Stone Chronicles, a magical necklace whisks siblings to a distorted, dragon-filled future. Ages 12–16.

The Last Princess by Shelley Wilson (May 24, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-64397-248-0). When Vikings overthrow the kingdom, a princess fights to avenge her family and reclaim her father’s crown. Ages 14–up.

Black Dog & Leventhal

The Book of Bees: Inside the Hives and Lives of Honeybees, Bumblebees, Cuckoo Bees, and Other Busy Buzzers by Lela Nargi (Mar. 8, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-7840-8) compiles more than 150 photos of and facts about a variety of bees. Ages 7–up.


First Notes of Spring by Jessica Kulekjian, illus. by Jennifer Bower (Feb. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0473-9), is a story about being true to yourself to create a song that awakens spring in the forest. Ages 3–6.

Iguana Be a Dragon by Maddie Frost (July 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0653-5). Iguana’s attempt to stand out at a party by dressing as a dragon backfires in this tale about embracing what makes you unique. Ages 3–6.

Kick Push by Frank Morrison (Mar. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0592-7). A boy who can’t wait to show off his skateboarding moves discovers that the real trick to making friends is to be yourself. Ages 3–6.

My Love Will Never Leave You by Stephen Hogtun (June 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0899-7). A wise old tree teaches a tiny sapling how to be gentle and kind—and that those who love us never truly leave us. Ages 3–6.

The Witchling’s Wish by Lu Fraser, illus. by Sarah Massini (July 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0906-2). A witchling who lives on a mountain, hoping for a friend, discovers how to make her wish come true. Ages 3–6.

Like a Diamond in the Sky: Jane Taylor’s Beloved Poem of Wonder and the Stars by Elizabeth Brown, illus. by Becca Stadtlander (Feb. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0427-2), is a biography of the 18th-century English poet who wrote “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.” Ages 4–8.

The Sublime Ms. Stacks by Robb Pearlman, illus. by Dani Jones (June 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0714-3). This tale of a drag queen librarian drives home the value of unleashing your true self—and your creativity. Ages 4–8.

Where Butterflies Fill the Sky by Zahra Marwan (Mar. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0651-1). Marwan relays the true story of her family’s immigration from Kuwait to the U.S. Ages 4–8.

The Wolves of Yellowstone: A Rewilding Story by Catherine Barr, illus by Jenni Desmond (Apr. 5, $23.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0798-3), chronicles the relocation of wolves from Canada to Yellowstone to restore the park’s ecosystem. Ages 5–8.

Your Planet Needs You by Philip Bunting (Feb. 15, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0792-1) explains how kids and families can reduce, re-use, and recycle to help clean up our planet and take care of the environment. Ages 5–8.

Cameron Battle and the Hidden Kingdoms by Jamar Perry (Feb. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0694-8) is a West African and Igbo mythology-inspired story about a boy tasked with saving a fabled kingdom. Ages 8–11.

Honestly Elliott by Gillian McDunn (Mar. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0625-2). The unlikely friendship between introverted Elliott and popular Maribel encourages both to embrace their true selves. Ages 8–11.

A Taste of Magic by J. Elle (May 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0671-9). In this series opener, a Black girl who learns she’s a witch enters a baking contest to save her inner-city magic school from gentrification. Ages 8–11.

When the Sky Falls by Phil Earle (Apr. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0930-7). A British boy and a gorilla in a zoo forge a bond during WWII. Ages 9–11.

No One Is Alone by Rachel Vincent (July 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0919-2). After her mother dies, a teen is forced to move in with the father she hardly knows—and the three half-siblings she’s never met. Ages 12–up.

Once More with Chutzpah by Haley Neil (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0709-9). On an exchange trip to Israel, Tally grapples with her Jewish identity, mental health issues, and her sexuality. Ages 12–up.

Don’t Call Me a Hurricane by Ellen Hagan (May 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0916-1). When a hurricane ravages her town, Eliza commits to fighting climate change and falls in love with a boy who is hiding a secret. 13–up.

Forging Silver into Stars by Brigid Kemmerer (May 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0912-3). Tycho returns in this launch title of a spinoff series to the author’s Cursebreaker books. Ages 13–up.

Golden Boys by Phil Stamper (Feb. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0737-2). In this friendship story, four queer boys with big hearts and dreams embark on separate adventures the summer before senior year. Ages 13–up.

The Loophole by Naz Kutub (June 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0917-8). A gay Muslim boy travels the world for a second chance at love after a possibly magical heiress grants him three wishes. Ages 13–up.

This Wicked Fate by Kalynn Bayron (June 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0920-8). In this sequel to This Poison Heart, Briseis, who has ties to a world of ancient goddesses and curses, races to save her family. Ages 13–up.

And They Lived... by Steven Salvatore (Mar. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0819-5). When Chase, a budding animator and hopeless romantic, meets pragmatic poet Jack, he finds that in order to love, he must first learn to love himself. Ages 14–up.


Furfins swims on with The Furfins and the Sparkly Sleepover by Alison Ritchie, illus. by Aless Baylis (Apr. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0793-8), ages 3–5. Big Bright Feelings gains Tilda Tries Again by Tom Percival (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0822-5), ages 3–6. And The Dinosaur Discovery by Laura James, illus. by Charlie Alder (May 3, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5476-0954-3), joins The Daily Bark, ages 6–9.

Blue Dot

My Day in the Park by Marta Orzel (May 10, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-7376032-4-5). This tale about taking a walk in a city park introduces more than 200 words. Ages 3–6.

Bailey and Blanket by Emily House (Apr. 26, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-7376032-2-1). A child brings a cozy blanket everywhere—until an uninvited guest arrives. Ages 3–7.

I’ll Take Care of You by Maria Loretta, illus. by Nicoletta Bertelle (Apr. 12, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-7376032-3-8). With care from the Sky, Earth, and Sun, a lost seed grows into a beautiful apple tree. Ages 3–7.

Just to See by Morgane de Cadier, illus. by Florian Pigé (May 3, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-7376032-0-7). A girl who surveys the forest through binoculars sets off to take a closer look when a new tree appears. Ages 3–7.

Blue River


All About... People welcomes All About Mohandas Gandhi by Todd Outcalt, illus. by Amber Calderon (May 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68157-085-3); and All About Margaret Hamilton by Tamra Orr, illus. by Moriah McReynolds (Apr. 28, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68157-136-2), ages 9–14.


One Black Cat and Other Numbers (Feb. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-912757-64-0) and Teddy, Truck and Other First Words (Feb. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-912757-65-7) by Bernette Ford, illus. by Britta Teckentrup, are concept books introducing words; and numbers. Ages 1–3.

Snap! Snap! I’m a Crocodile! by Jo Lodge (May 3, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-912757-86-2). Kids slide tabs to meet jungle animals. Ages 2–4.

Call Me Gorgeous by Giles Milton, illus. by Alexandra Milton (Apr. 5, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-912757-95-4), spotlights a mysterious creature with body parts of various animals. Ages 3–6.

The Perfect Camping Day by Fifi Kuo (May 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-912757-89-3). When they get sick and must cancel their camping trip, Panda and Penguin (from The Perfect Sofa) take care of each other. Ages 3–6.

Nature’s Treasures of North America by Alison Limentani, illus. by Katie Putt (Apr. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-912757-97-8), is a guide to North American habitats and their animal
residents. Ages 6–10.


All About Sounds picks up Plinka Plinka Shake Shake by Emma Garcia (Apr. 5, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-912757-72-5), ages up to 3.



Factopia! presents Return to Factopia! Follow the Trail of 400 More Facts by Kate Hale, illus. by Andy Smith (Mar. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-913750-40-4; $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-913750-69-5), ages 8–12. And How to Teach Grown-Ups releases How to Teach Grown-Ups About Pluto: The Cutting-Edge Space Science of the Solar System by Dean Regas, illus. by Aaron Blecha (Apr. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-913750-51-0), ages 8–12.


Piggie Bear’s Power of Happiness by Mara James, illus. by Matthew Mew (May 3, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-61254-559-2), outlines strategies for managing anxiety. Ages 3–5.

Armadillo Antics by Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson, illus. by Nathalie Beauvois (Apr. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-61254-547-9), follows armadillos through their nightly routines and offers facts about the species. Ages 4–8.

A Friend for Princess Ada by Emilee Moore (May 17, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-61254-556-1). After a search of the kingdom, a puppy is found to be the perfect playmate for a princess. Ages 4–8.

That Fat Cat Who Changed His Ways by Daniel Walten, illus. by Jo-Anne Button (June 21, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-61254-567-7). A retired racing greyhound trains a lazy feline to be a proper house cat. Ages 4–8.

Bubbles by Mark Huffman, illus. by Dawn Davidson (May 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61254-363-5). A mermaid princess learns not to be ashamed of the trail of bubbles that follows her and to be proud of who she is. Ages 5–8.

Hurricamp! by Stephanie Katzovicz, illus. by Brian Call (May 24, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-61254-554-7). A girl finds unexpected friendships and embraces her independence after a hurricane strikes her camp. Ages 7–12.

Cypher 1.0: Ashur’s Tears by Bill Riley (May 31, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-61254-534-9). In this series debut, the Cypher siblings use technology and ancient magic to save their kidnapped father and the world. Ages 10–13.

Wheels on the Bus by hal evans (June 28, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-61254-563-9). Struggling to understand his family’s ties to the KKK, Sam steps up to break cycles of hatred and racism in his Texas town. Ages 11–15.


Tiny Team Books greets Baby Gator by John Biemer, illus. by Cynthia Meadows (June 14, $12.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-61254-561-5), ages 2–4.

Bushel & Peck

Mindful Magic: 30 Quick Meditations to Help Kids Be Centered and Calm by Christy Monson (May 3, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63819-095-0) offers illustrated meditations that include positive affirmations. Ages 3–6.

This Will Pass by Joy Donnini (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-089-9). During a stressful boat journey, Crue’s great-uncle teaches Crue his secret mantra to help calm the boy’s fears. Ages 3–6.

Dig Here by David Miles and Stephanie Miles, illus. by Olga Zakharova (Apr. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-084-4). In this story with die-cut holes, a hapless pirate’s dog helps him uncover buried treasure. Ages 4–6.

The Illustrated Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson (Apr. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-107-0) and The Illustrated Robert Frost by Robert Frost (Apr. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-106-3). These collections of 25 poems include brief commentary and definitions. Ages 7–10.

Baseball Around the World by Chris Singleton (June 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-091-2) highlights baseball players, customs, and stories across the globe. Ages 7–11.

Forgotten Founders by Mifflin Lowe, illus. by Wiliam Luong (June 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-092-9), showcases heroic women, African Americans, Native Americans, immigrants, and others who helped establish the U.S. Ages 7–11.

Exoplanets: A Guide to the Worlds Outside Our Solar System (May 3, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63819-098-1) compiles data and renderings of hundreds of planets located outside our solar system. Ages 9–12.


Good Guys Agency by Nick Esposito, illus. by Ricardo Tokumoto, presenting time-travel stories of historical figures, issues Brave Like Jackie (July 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-080-6), Kind Like Fred (July 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-079-0), Play On Like Ludwig (July 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-081-3), and Sweet Like Milton (July 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-082-0), ages 6–10. Joining Read-Aloud Kids Classics are The Wind in the Willows in 20 Minutes a Day (Mar. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-096-7) and The Secret Garden in 20 Minutes a Day (Mar. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-952239-65-6), ages 6–12. And Little Library of Languages adds My First Book of French (May 3, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63819-047-9) and My First Book of Korean (May 3, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63819-120-9), ages 7–12.


Imagining Elsewhere by Sara Hosey (June 28, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7443-0577-7). In her new town, former bully Astrid becomes the target of a teenage tyrant with supernatural powers. Ages 14–up.

Under the Heavens by Ruth Fox (Apr. 12, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7443-0476-3). As the last of Earth’s whales are transported to a new planet, their caretaker suspects that she is a pawn in a secret mission to ensure they will never reach their destination. Ages 14–up.


The Marghazar Trials presents The Man or the Monster by Aamna Qureshi (July 26, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7443-0557-9), ages 14–up.


In the Air by Natasha Durley (Apr. 26, $19.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-951836-60-3) features objects that can be found in the air. Ages up to 3.

Beautiful Useful Things: What William Morris Made by Beth Kephart, illus. by Melodie Stacey (Apr. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-951836-33-7), focuses on the life and work of this artist, designer, poet, and bookmaker. Ages 4–8.

Black: The Many Wonders of My World by Nancy Johnson James, illus. by Constance Moore (Apr. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-951836-44-3), celebrates the color black in a girl’s world—from the night sky to her eyes. Ages 4–8.

The Crab Ballet by Renée Latulippe, illus. by Cécile Metzger (Mar. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-951836-36-8), presents an underwater ballet starring dancing crabs and their aquatic friends. Ages 4–8.

Iamasaurus by Anne Ylvisaker, illus. by Mark Hoffmann (Mar. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-951836-43-6), displays unexpected similarities between dinosaurs and children. Ages 4–8.

Keeper of the Light: Juliet Fish Nichols Fights the San Francisco Fog by Caroline Arnold, illus. by Rachell Sumpter (Apr. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-951836-37-5), is a story inspired by this lightkeeper who kept a beacon shining through the fog after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Ages 4–8.

Spring Parade by Camelia Kay, illus. by Allyn Howard (Mar. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-951836-59-7). As spring arrives, Mama and Baby Bunny welcome flowers, blossoming trees, and new birds. Ages 4–8.

Pool Party by Amy Duchêne and Elisa Parhad, illus. by Anne Bentley (Mar. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-951836-41-2), depicts a fun-filled day at a public swimming pool. Ages 8–12.

Wave by Diana Farid, illus. by Kris Goto (Mar. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-951836-58-0). In the 1980s, a Persian American girl struggles with her sense of belonging when her best friend’s lymphoma recurs. Ages 10–14.


Choo-Choo School: All Aboard for the First Day of School by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illus. by Mike Yamada (June 7, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2407-8). Train cars are on a debut roll to school. Ages up to 3.

Good Night Like This by Mary Murphy (May 17, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-0903-7) is a novelty book revealing animals tucking in their little ones at bedtime. Ages up to 3.

How Kind! by Mary Murphy (May 17, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2409-2). What goes around comes around in this animal tale demonstrating the contagiousness of being kind. Ages up to 3.

I Kissed the Baby! by Mary Murphy (May 17, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2410-8). Excited animals boast about welcoming the arrival of a wee chick. Ages up to 3.

Welcome to Your World by Smriti Prasadam-Halls, illus. by Jaime Kim (Mar. 15, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2411-5), celebrates the bond between animals and their babies and our planet’s wonders. Ages up to 3.

Chirp! by Mary Murphy (Feb. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1769-8). At the dawn of a new day, each bird gives voice to its own song. Ages 2–5.

I Am a Baby by Bob Shea (June 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1832-9) takes a look at new parenthood—from a baby’s point of view. Ages 2–5.

Not That Pet! by Smriti Prasadam-Halls, illus. by Rosalind Beardshaw (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1776-6). Charged with selecting a pet for her family, Mabel sets out to find the perfect one. Ages 2–5.

Sometimes, All I Need Is Me by Juliana Perdomo (Apr. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1804-6). Even when she’s away from home and everything is different, a girl finds a way to become her own home. Ages 2–5.

Tisha and the Blossoms by Wendy Meddour, illus. by Daniel Egnéus (Apr. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2198-5). Always hurrying, Tisha and her mother slow down to appreciate the world around them. Ages 2–5.

Air Miles by John Burningham and Bill Salaman, illus. by Helen Oxenbury (June 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2334-7). In this companion to Motor Miles, aging canine Miles takes to the skies when his boy Norman learns that Mr. Huddy’s airplane is in need of a pilot. Ages 3–7.

Arab Arab All Year Long! by Cathy Camper, illus. by Sawsan Chalabi (June 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1395-9), celebrates childhood and the diversity of life in the Arab diaspora throughout the year. Ages 3–7.

At the Pond by David Elliott, illus. by Amy Schimler-Safford (Mar. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0598-5). In this companion to In the Sea, In the Wild, On the Farm, and In the Woods, poems showcase pond life. Ages 3–7.

Bee by Charlotte Voake (July 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2045-2). When a boy wonders what honeybees do all day, they offer to show him. Ages 3–7.

The Best Bed for Me by Gaia Cornwal (May 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0715-6). After mimicking all the ways different animals rest, a girl opts for a comfy bed, a soft pillow, and a good-night wish. Ages 3–7.

Big Truck, Little Island by Chris Van Dusen (May 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0393-6). When a truck is stuck on a narrow road and traffic on the island comes to a halt, the kids find an ingenious solution. Ages 3–7.

The Boy with Flowers in His Hair by Jarvis (Apr. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2522-8). This tale of friendship, kindness, and acceptance touches on the subjects of illness and hardship. Ages 3–7.

Frog vs. Toad by Ben Mantle (July 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2369-9). Two amphibian rivals join forces when they have a close encounter with a snappy alligator in this story about putting aside differences. Ages 3–7.

A Good Place by Lucy Cousins (Apr. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2425-2). This tale about four insect friends searching for a spot to live that will fit the needs of each delivers an environmental message. Ages 3–7.

I’ll Go and Come Back by Rajani LaRocca, illus. by Sara Palacios (Mar. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0717-0). Visiting her grandmother in India, Jyoti initially feels out of place, until the two form a lasting bond. Ages 3–7.

Leila, the Perfect Witch by Flavia Z. Drago (July 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2050-6). When a witch who excels at everything discovers that baking is no piece of cake, her sisters come to the rescue. Ages 3–7.

Lupe Lopez: Rock Star Rules! by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo and Pat Zietlow Miller, illus. by Joe Cepeda (June 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0954-9). A sassy kindergarten drummer learns to share the spotlight. Ages 3–7.

Mama and Mommy and Me in the Middle by Nina LaCour, illus. by Kaylani Juanita (Mar. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1151-1). A girl stays home with Mama when Mommy goes on a work trip in this tale about missing an absent parent. Ages 3–7.

Mommy’s Hometown by Hope Lim, illus. by Jaime Kim (Apr. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1332-4). A boy who travels with his mother to her childhood home in Korea discovers it is not as he imagined. Ages 3–7.

Mum, Me, and the Mulberry Tree by Tanya Rosie, illus. by Chuck Groenink (July 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2035-3). A mother and daughter enjoy taking a bus to the countryside, picking berries, and baking a pie. Ages 3–7.

Poo-Dunit? A Forest Floor Mystery by Katelyn Aronson, illus. by Stephanie Laberis (June 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1637-0). Mouse tries to discover who left a pile of poop outside her house in this story about forest ecosystems and various animals’ scat. Ages 3–7.

Wait and See by Helen Frost, photos by Rick Lieder (May 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1631-8). This look at the praying mantis invites readers to open their eyes to the natural world. Ages 3–7.

Somewhere by Robie H. Harris, illus. by Armando Mariño (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0735-4). At the park with her father, a girl encounters a lush forest in this tale about curiosity and discovering somewhere new. Ages 4–6.

Anglerfish: The Seadevil of the Deep by Elaine M. Alexander, illus. by Fiona Fogg (Apr. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1396-6), examines this primordial, fierce-toothed fish that lives deep in the ocean and draws in prey with its bioluminescent lure. Ages 4–8.

A Day for Sandcastles by JonArno Lawson, illus. by Qin Leng (May 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0842-9), is a wordless book celebrating creative problem-solving, teamwork, and the wonder of a day at the beach. Ages 4–8.

Firsts and Lasts: The Changing Seasons by Leda Schubert, illus. by Clover Robin (Mar. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1102-3). Cut-paper collages illustrate this ode to seasonal rituals and transitions. Ages 4–8.

Hat Cat by Troy Wilson, illus. by Eve Coy (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1366-9). When the man who has taken in a kitty doesn’t come home for a while, will a girl give the feline the freedom he longs for? Ages 4–8.

John’s Turn by Mac Barnett, illus. by Kate Berube (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0395-0). Though he is nervous before his school performance, a boy finds the courage to show others his talent for dancing. Ages 4–8.

Joy Ride by Sherri Duskey Rinker, illus. by Ana Ramírez González (Apr. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0774-3). Joy and her grandfather repair an old bike in this tale about bullying, peer pressure, and self-expression. Ages 4–8.

Lily Leads the Way by Margi Preus, illus. by Matt Myers (May 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1403-1). A persistent little sailboat saves the day when a fleet of tall ships needs assistance. Ages 4–8.

Old Wood Boat by Nikki McClure (May 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1658-5). A family tows a dilapidated boat home to make it beautiful and seaworthy again. Ages 4–8.

Take Off Your Brave: The World Through the Eyes of a Preschool Poet by Nadim, illus. by Yasmeen Ismail (Mar. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2316-3), pairs artwork with poems by this four-year-old author. Ages 4–8.

Tell Me a Lion Story by Kara Kramer (May 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1801-5). Readers help fill in the blanks in this story about a lion, told by a father at the request of his child. Ages 4–8.

This Is a School by John Schu, illus. by Veronica Miller Jamison (Mar. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0458-2), pays tribute to school and the work, play, creativity, trust, and supportive community it represents. Ages 4–8.

’Twas the Night Before Pride by Joanna McClintick, illus. by Juana Medina (May 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1343-0), honors inclusion and those in the LBGTQ community who fought against injustice and inequality. Ages 4–8.

The Fog Catcher’s Daughter by Marianne McShane, illus. by Alan Marks (June 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1130-6). An Irish girl embarks on a journey to rescue her father in this tale about honoring the past. Ages 5–8.

Celia Planted a Garden: The Story of Celia Thaxter and Her Island Garden by Phyllis Root and Gary D. Schmidt, illus. by Melissa Sweet (May 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0429-2), tells of this 19th-century writer and master gardener who created beauty in a harsh Maine habitat. Ages 5–9.

Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke, illus. by Lauren Tobia (Apr. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2519-8). Newly published in the U.S., this is the debut title in a chapter book series starring this heroine from West Africa. Ages 6–9.

Carrimebac, the Town That Walked by David Barclay Moore, illus. by John Holyfield (Mar. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1369-0). When a hooded mob threatens to burn down their Georgia town after the civil war, Julius and Rootilla protect the residents. Ages 6–9.

Hope Is an Arrow: The Story of Lebanese-American Poet Khalil Gibran by Cory McCarthy, illus. by Ekua Holmes (Apr. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0032-4), profiles this poet and author of The Prophet, who was committed to bringing the world’s people together. Ages 6–9.

A Rose Named Peace: How Francis Meilland Created a Flower of Hope for a World at War by Barbara Carroll Roberts, illus. by Bagram Ibatoulline (Apr. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0843-6), spotlights this French flower cultivator, who created the Peace Rose during WWII. Ages 6–9.

The World of Emily Windsnap: Emily’s Big Discovery by Liz Kessler, illus. by Joanie Stone (Apr. 12, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1522-9), launches a series about this half-mermaid character for younger readers. Ages 6–9.

Crimson Twill: Witch in the City by Kallie George, illus. by Birgitta Sif (July 12, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1463-5). In this series opener, a country witch visits New Wart City to go shopping at Broomingdale’s. Ages 7–9.

Out of This World: Star-Studded Haiku by Sally M. Walker, illus. by Matthew Trueman (Apr. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0356-1). This companion to Earth Verse: Haiku from the Ground Up explores space through haiku. Ages 7–9.

A Dragon Used to Live Here by Annette LeBlanc Cate (Apr. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0451-3). Siblings encounter a cranky scribe living in their castle basement, who tells fantastical tales of their mother’s past. Ages 7–10.

Sanctuary: Kip Tiernan and Rosie’s Place, the Nation’s First Shelter for Women by Christine McDonnell, illus. by Victoria Tentler-Krylov (Mar. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1129-0), relays how Tiernan came to open the nation’s first shelter for women in Boston in 1974. Ages 7–10.

Behold Our Magical Garden: Poems Fresh from a School Garden by Allan Wolf, illus. by Daniel Duncan (Mar. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0455-1), compiles poems and art heralding a school garden. Ages 8–12.

Brand New Boy by David Almond, illus. by Marta Altés (May 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2270-8). When the new kid at school—who’s a robot—disappears, can his classmates find him and set him free? Ages 8–12.

Cress Watercress by Gregory Maguire, illus. by David Litchfield (Mar. 29, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1100-9). Cress and her rabbit family star in this adventure about growing up, moving on, and finding community. Ages 8–12.

The Last Mapmaker by Christina Soontornvat (Apr. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0495-7). In this Thai-inspired fantasy, a young mapmaker hiding her identity joins a crew charting the southern seas. Ages 8–12.

The Lucky Ones by Linda Williams Jackson (Apr. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2255-5). Drawing from her own childhood in the Mississippi Delta, Jackson introduces a boy in 1967 who dreams of a real house, food enough for the whole family—and of being someone. Ages 8–12.

Dragonfly Eyes by Cao Wenxuan (June 14, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0018-8). This family saga spanning three generations moves from 1920s France to postwar Shanghai and the Cultural Revolution. Ages 9–12.

Healer and Witch by Nancy Werlin (Mar. 22, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1956-2). After her grandmother dies and an attempt to use magic to heal her mother’s grief fails, Sylvie goes in search of a teacher. Ages 9–12.

Meant to Be by Jo Knowles (Mar. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1032-3). In this companion to Where the Heart Is, Ivy navigates a new friendship, hones her passion for baking, and resists the idea of change. Ages 9–12.

The Patron Thief of Bread by Lindsay Eagar (May 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0468-1). Magic and gargoyles feature in this novel of a girl raised by thieving street urchins who becomes an apprentice to a baker. Ages 10–14.

Marshmallow Clouds: Two Poets at Play Among Figures of Speech by Ted Kooser and Connie Wanek, illus. by Richard Jones (Mar. 15, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0303-5). This compendium of 30 poems, framed by the four elements, encompasses art and reality, fact and fancy. Ages 10–up.

The Waiting Place: When Home Is Lost and a New One Not Yet Found by Dina Nayeri, illus. by Anna Bosch Miralpeix (May 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1362-1). Photos illustrate stories of 10 young people from Iran and Afghanistan living inside the Katsikas refugee camp in Greece. Ages 12–up.


New Finger Wiggle Books by Sally Symes, illus. by Nick Sharratt, are Little Farm Animals (Apr. 19, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2048-3) and Little Wild Animals (Apr. 19, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2049-0), ages up to 3. Leslie Patricelli Board Books issues Splash! by Patricelli (June 7, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-1983-8), ages up to 3. Little Fish explores in Little Fish’s Ocean by Lucy Cousins (Mar. 8, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-1685-1), ages up to 3. And Cousins’s Maisy returns in Maisy at Work (July 19, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2442-9) and Maisy’s Town (July 19, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2443-6), ages up to 3; and Maisy Goes on a Nature Walk (Apr. 12, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2424-5), ages 3–7.

Monsters Play by Flavia Z. Drago offers Counting! (June 14, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2052-0) and Peekaboo! (June 14, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2053-7), ages up to 3. Peppa Pig is back in Peppa Pig and the Great Race (May 10, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2413-9), ages 2–5. Find Out About... picks up Animal Babies (Apr. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2046-9) and Animal Homes (Apr. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2047-6) by Martin Jenkins, illus. by Jane McGuinness, ages 3–7. And joining Judy Moody and Friends is Judy Moody and the Missing Mood Ring by Megan McDonald, illus. by Erwin Madrid (June 7, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0975-4), ages 4–6.

And Then Comes continues with And Then Comes School by Tom Brenner, illus. by Jen Hill (July 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0913-6), ages 4–8. Frank and Bean reappear in Food Truck Fiasco by Jamie Michalak, illus. by Bob Kolar (June 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1441-3), ages 5–8. Infamous Ratsos take to the stage in The Infamous Ratsos Live! In Concert! by Kara Lareau, illus. by Matt Myers (June 14, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0747-7), ages 5–8. Where’s Waldo? issues The Totally Essential Travel Collection by Martin Handford (Mar. 1, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5362-2439-9), ages 5–9. And Princess in Black greets The Princess in Black and the Mermaid Princess by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale, illus. by LeUyen Pham (Feb. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0977-8), ages 6–8.

Book Buddies introduces Marco Polo Brave Explorer by Cynthia Lord, illus. by Stephanie Graegin (Mar. 8, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1355-3), ages 6–9. Stink is back in Superhero Superfan by Megan McDonald, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds (Mar. 29, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1507-6), ages 6–9. #2minutesuperhero issues Kids Fight Climate Change: Act Now to Be a #2minutesuperhero by Martin Dorey, illus. by Tim Wesson (Mar. 8, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2348-4), ages 7–10. McTavish on the Move by Meg Rosoff, illus. by Grace Easton (June 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1376-8), joins McTavish Stories, ages 7–10. And The Zombert Chronicles concludes with Revenge of ZomBert by Kara LaReau, illus. by Ryan Andrews (July 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0108-6), ages 8–12.

Titles in Spanish

A veces, yo soy todo lo que necesito (Sometimes, All I Need Is Me) by Juliana Perdomo (Apr. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2361-3), ages 2–5; Lupe López: ¡Reglas de una estrella de rock! (Lupe Lopez: Rock Star Rules!) by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo and Pat Zietlow Miller, illus. by Joe Cepeda (June 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2006-3); and Leila y el Brujiconcurso de repostería (Leila, The Perfect Witch) by Flavia Z. Drago (July 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2538-9), ages 3–7; and La víspera de Orgullo (’Twas the Night Before Pride) by Joanna McClintick, illus. by Juana Medina (May 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1343-0), ages 4–8

Candlewick Studio

Whose Bones Are Those? by Chihiro Takeuchi (July 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2145-9). In this book with cut-paper art, readers guess what animal is depicted by perusing its scattered bones. Ages 3–5.

Saving the Butterfly: A Story About Refugees by Helen Cooper, illus. by Gill Smith (June 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2055-1). Two siblings begin a new life as refugees in this story about thriving after great loss. Ages 4–8.

The Queen in the Cave by Júlia Sardà (May 24, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2054-4). After Franca dreams about a queen who lives in a cave, Franca and her sisters enter the forest to find out if her dream is true. Ages 5–9.

The Song of the Nightingale by Tanya Landman, illus. by Laura Carlin (Mar. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1768-1), relays a creation story that explains how the nightingale got its golden voice. Ages 6–9.

My Big Book of Outdoors by Tim Hopgood (Feb. 8, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1533-5). This book of activities, poetry, and facts explores the natural world throughout the seasons. Ages 7–9.

Candlewick/Nosy Crow

Sometimes Babies...: A Book for a New Baby, illus. by Charlotte Trounce (Apr. 5, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2405-4). This gallery of babies includes a mirror on the final page. Ages up to 2.

Do Baby Elephants Suck Their Trunks? Amazing Ways Animals Are Just Like Us by Ben Lerwill, illus. by Katharine McEwen (June 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2404-7), encourages kids to think about what makes them unique and how they might be similar to animal babies. Ages 2–5.

Look What I Found at the Beach by Moira Butterfield, illus. by Jesus Verona (May 24, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2397-2), reveals natural seaside treasures and info about marine plants and creatures. Ages 4–9.


Bizzy Bear gets behind the wheel in Tow Truck Driver, illus. by Benji Davies (Mar. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2400-9), ages up to 2. Peekaboo You gains Peekaboo: Chick (Mar. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2393-4) and Peekaboo: House (Mar. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2392-7) by Camilla Reid, illus. by Ingela P. Arrhenius, ages up to 2. And Sing Along with Me! chimes in with The Itsy Bitsy Spider, illus. by Yu-Hsuan Huang (Mar. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2403-0), ages up to 2.

New Where’s the titles illus. by Arrhenius are Where’s the Doctor? (May 3, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2399-6) and Where’s the Fire Truck? (May 3, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2398-9), ages up to 3. Animal Families picks up River, illus. by Jane Ormes (June 7, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2401-6), ages 2–5. And I’m Thinking of releases I’m Thinking of a Farm Animal (Feb. 8, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2017-9) and I’m Thinking of a Jungle Animal (Feb. 8, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2016-2) by Adam Guillain, illus. by Lucia Gaggiotti, ages 2–5.


I Believe in Me by Emma Dodd (May 10, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2390-3). This tale about a crocodile advocates having faith in oneself. Ages up to 3.

The Bad Day by Frann Preston-Gannon (June 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2378-1). Animal friends having a bad day learn that they can only help one another if they work together. Ages 3–7.


Little Life Cycles by Maggie Li presents Drip (Apr. 5, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2388-0) and Seed (Apr. 5, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2387-3), ages 2–5.

Candlewick/Walker Books US

Everywhere with You by Carlie Sorosiak, illus. by Devon Holzwarth (May 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1497-0). Next-door neighbors—a girl and a dog—build a friendship rooted in make-believe. Ages 4–8.

Poppy’s House by Karla Courtney, illus. by Madeline Kloepper (July 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1152-8). A girl visits her grandfather on an island in Newfoundland in this ode to the bond between the young and old. Ages 4–8.

Loki: A Bad God’s Guide to Being Good by Louie Stowell (May 24, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2327-9) shares the diary of trickster god Loki, who after too many pranks is banished to live as a kid on Earth. Ages 9–12.

The View from the Very Best House in Town by Meera Trehan (Feb. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1924-1) centers on Sam and Asha, two autistic friends, and the mansion that looms over their town. Ages 9–12.

The Pear Affair by Judith Eagle, illus. by Jo Rioux (Apr. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1703-2). Nell is determined to find her beloved missing au pair in this adventure set in, and underneath, Paris. Ages 10–14.


Jasmine Green Rescues continues with Jasmine Green Rescues: A Foal Called Storm by Helen Peters, illus. by Ellie Snowdon (Apr. 26, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2271-5), ages 7–9. Kit the Wizard reappears in The Monster in the Lake (Feb. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1494-9) and The Wizard in the Wood (May 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1495-6) by Louie Stowell, illus. by Davide Ortu, ages 7–9. And The Gifts presents The Gifts That Bind Us by Caroline O’Donoghue, illus. by Stefanie Caponi (June 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2222-7), ages 14–up.

Capstone Editions

My Pet Cloud by Amanda Rawson Hill, illus. by Laia Arriols (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68446-425-8). A boy chooses a cloud for a pet in this tale about responsibility, problem-solving, and friendship. Ages 4–7.

Brian the Dancing Lion by Tom Tinn-Disbury (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68446-424-1). A lion proves that he can still be fierce and strong while dancing, in this story about believing in yourself. Ages 4–8.

The Hiking Viking by Laura Gehl, illus. by Timothy Banks (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68446-427-2). A Viking who prefers spending time alone atop the fjord while the others battle and brawl stays true to himself. Ages 4–8.

Tag and the Magic Squeaker by Sam Hundley (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68446-426-5). A dog who loves to play with his squeaker ball is delighted when the squeaker springs to life. Ages 5–8.

Soaring in Style: How Amelia Earhart Became a Fashion Icon by Jennifer Lane Wilson, illus. by Lissy Marlin (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68446-428-9), explains how this record-breaking aviator created a trendsetting fashion line for active women. Ages 8–10.

Jubilee: The First Therapy Horse and an Olympic Dream by K.T. Johnston, illus. by Anabella Ortiz (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68446-255-1), profiles Lis Hartel, an equestrian who contracted polio in 1944 yet perservered to win an Olympic medal riding her horse, Jubilee. Ages 8–12.


Hello Genius picks up Every Bunny Poops by Christianne Jones, illus. by Oriol Vidal (Feb. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68446-485-2), ages 2–4. And Little Dinos adds Little Dinos Don’t Bully by Christianne Jones, illus. by Adam Record (Feb. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68446-490-6), ages 2–4.

Cassava Republic


Macy’s World welcomes Smile with African Style by Mylo Freeman (Feb. 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-913175-18-4), ages up to 12.


Smitten with Kittens by Florence Minor, illus. by Wendell Minor (Mar. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-167-5), offers a rhyming read-aloud featuring young felines and facts about cat behavior and care. Ages 3–7.

You See a Zoo, I See... by Michael Downs, illus. by Maureen O’Brien (Mar. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-099-9). This book urging kids to look beyond first impressions explains what’s behind animal behavior. Ages 3–7.

Moving Words About a Flower by K.C. Hayes, illus. by Barbara Chotiner (Mar. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-165-1). A dandelion survives against all odds in this tale told through shape poems. Ages 4–7.

Powwow Day by Traci Sorell, illus. by Madelyn Goodnight (Feb. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-948-2). In this Native American story, River is recovering from illness and can’t dance at the annual powwow. Ages 4–8.

Diving Deep: Using Machines to Explore the Ocean by Michelle Cusolito, illus. by Nicole Wong (June 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-293-1), describes the equipment and technologies used to explore seas. Ages 5–8.

Honeybee Rescue: A Backyard Drama by Loree Griffin Burns, photos by Ellen Harasimowicz (May 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-239-9). A colony of honeybees is removed from a barn and relocated to a hive. Ages 5–8.

The Incredible Shrinking Lunchroom by Michal Babay, illus. by Paula Cohen (July 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-294-8). This retelling of a Yiddish tale addresses the dilemma of an overcrowded school lunchroom. Ages 5–8.

The Gardener of Alcatraz: A True Story by Emma Bland Smith, illus. by Jenn Ely (Apr. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-160-6), tells of Alcatraz inmate Elliot Michener, who found fulfillment tending the prison garden. Ages 7–10.

Show and Tell! Great Graphs and Smart Charts: An Introduction to Infographics by Stuart J. Murphy, illus. by Teresa Bellón (July 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-823-2), explains various graphs and charts and how to use them to represent data. Ages 7–10.

Troublemakers in Trousers: Women and What They Wore to Get Things Done by Sarah Albee, illus. by Kaja Kajfez (July 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-095-1), introduces 21 women throughout history who posed as men and broke rules to achieve trailblazing feats. Ages 9–12.

How to Build a Human: In Seven Evolutionary Steps by Pamela S. Turner, illus. by John Gurche (Apr. 12, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-250-4), breaks down human evolution into seven key steps. Ages 10 and up.


Chicken Soup for the Soul Babies gains Now! (Barks Dog) by Rajani LaRocca, illus. by Greg Paprocki (June 28, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-62354-282-5); Fast and Slow (Both Just Right!) (Apr. 12, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-62354-280-1) and Me. You. Us. (Whose Turn?) (Apr. 12, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-62354-281-8) by JaNay Brown-Wood, illus. by Jade Orlando; and Stuck! (What Did You Say?) by Karol Ruth Silverstein, illus. by Paprocki (June 28, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-62354-285-6), ages up to 3.

Storytelling Math adds Again, Essie? by Jenny Lacika, illus. by Teresa Martinez (May 3, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-205-4), ages 3–6. Joining Life Cycles in Room 6 is Planting a Garden in Room 6: From Seeds to Salad by Caroline Arnold (Mar. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-240-5), ages 3–7. And new Chicken Soup for the Soul Kids additions by JaNay Brown-Wood, illus. by Lorian Tu, are Oliver Powers Through: A Book About Helping Out Around the House (June 14, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-278-8) and Will Mia Play It Safe? A Book About Trying New Things (June 14, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-279-5), ages 4–7.

Chicago Review Press

Becoming Beatrix: The Life of Beatrix Potter and the World of Peter Rabbit by Amy M. O’Quinn (Mar. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64160-440-6) outlines Potter’s early life and her creative path to success. Ages 8–12.

Discover Her Art: Women Artists and Their Masterpieces by Jean Leibowitz and Lisa Labanca Rogers (Feb. 22, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64160-614-1) showcases the role of women in art history through the lives and work of 24 painters. Ages 8–12.

Hilde on the Record: Memoir of a Kid Crime Reporter by Hilde Kate Lysiak (Apr. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64160-581-6). Lysiak reveals how she became a viral crime reporter and founded her own newspaper. Ages 8–12.

Righting Wrongs: 20 Human Rights Heroes Around the World by Robin Kirk (June 14, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64160-559-5) shows how people working together can change the world for the better. Ages 8–12.


Young Naturalists offers Funky Fungi: 30 Activities for Exploring Molds, Mushrooms, Lichens, and More by Alisha Gabriel and Sue Heavenrich (June 21, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64160-577-9), ages 7–9. And For Kids continues with Forensics for Kids: The Science and History of Crime Solving, with 21 Activities by Melissa Ross (Mar. 15, $18.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64160-691-2), ages 9–12.

Women of Power releases Animal Allies: 15 Amazing Women in Wildlife Research by Elizabeth Pagel-Hogan (May 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64160-622-6), High Flyers: 15 Inspiring Women Aviators and Astronauts by Ann McCallum Staats (July 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64160-589-2), Idea Makers: 15 Fearless Female Entrepreneurs by Lowey Bundy Sichol (Feb. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64160-674-5), and Quake Chasers: 15 Women Rocking Earthquake Science by Lori Polydoros (Apr. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64160-646-2), ages 12–up.

Child’s Play


New Look, Touch, Learn titles by Charlotte Asher are The Garden (Apr. 1, $16.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78628-628-4), The Sea (Apr. 1, $16.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78628-627-7), The Sky (Apr. 1, $16.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78628-626-0), and The Tree (Apr. 1, $16.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78628-625-3), ages up to 2. And Nursery Time moves along with Row, Row, Row Your Boat!—First Book of Nursery Songs, illus. by Ailie Busby (Mar. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78628-653-6), ages up to 3.

Sarah Dellow’s Now You See It! spies In the Meadow (May 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78628-587-4), In the Ocean (May 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78628-586-7), In the Rainforest (May 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78628-584-3), and In the River (May 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78628-585-0), ages 1–3.

Child’s Play Library checks out The Quaddlehumps & the Doodlethumps by Katie Brosnan (July 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-78628-485-3; $ 9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-78628-484-6), ages 3–6; and For the Love of Lettuce by Courtney Dicmas (June 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-78628-476-1; $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-78628-475-4) and Valentine’s Guest House by Sam Sharland (Apr. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-78628-563-8; $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-78628-562-1), ages 3–7. And Child’s Play Mini-library offers ¡Mi Colita No Esta Cansada!/My Tail’s Not Tired! by Jana Novotny-Hunter, illus. by Paula Bowles (Apr. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-78628-643-7), ages 3–7.

Jessica Spanyol’s Rosa’s Workshop 2 releases Rosa Explores Life Cycles (Apr. 1, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78628-630-7), Rosa Explores the Water Cycle (Apr. 1, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78628-629-1), Rosa’s Big Bird Feeder Experiment (May 1, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78628-631-4), and Rosa’s Big Shadow Puppet Experiment (May 1, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78628-632-1). ages 3–7. And Travellers Tales presents The Can Caravan by Richard O’Neill, illus. by Cindy Kang (Apr. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-78628-615-4; $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-78628-614-7), ages 4–9.


The Dregg Disaster by Chris Matthews, illus. by María Pesado (May 1, $21.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-937133-93-1). In this interactive crime caper, readers match wits against brilliant corporate minds. Ages 12–16.


Dragonlarks adds Fairy House by James Preller, illus. by Norm Grock (May 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-954232-05-1); and The Ghost on the Mountain by Kyandreia Jones, illus. by Manuel Mal (May 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-954232-06-8), ages 5–8. And The Flight of the Unicorn by Deborah Lerme Goodman, illus. by Suzanne Nugent (May 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-954232-04-4), joins the Classics series, ages 9–12.


Crinkle, Crinkle, Little Car, illus. by Jay Fleck (May 10, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4521-8166-0). A noisy little car zooms through the night sky, waking the stars and moon. Ages up to 3.

Moonlight Prance by Serena Gingold Allen, illus. by Teagan White (Feb. 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4521-7406-8). In this interactive bedtime tale, nocturnal animals awaken to dance and play. Ages up to 3.

Sunrise Dance by Serena Gingold Allen, illus. by Teagan White (Feb. 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4521-7405-1). Sliding tabs reveal playful animals starting their day. Ages up to 3.

Big Green Garage by Jen Arena, illus. by Mike Dutton (Apr. 5, $19.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4521-7074-9). Kids lift flaps, pull tabs, and turn wheels to fix vehicles in a busy garage. Ages 2–4.

Construction Site: Spring Delight by Sherri Duskey Rinker, illus. by AG Ford (Feb. 15, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-7972-0431-4). The Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site vehicles star in this Easter tale. Ages 2–4.

A Kit Story by Kristen Tracy, illus. by Alison Farrell (Mar. 8, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4521-7459-4). Over the course of four seasons, a fox named Kit comes of age in the forest. Ages 2–4.

Little Animal Hugs by Hans Wilhelm, illus. by Wednesday Kirwan (Apr. 26, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7972-0717-9). In this interactive story, baby animals make their signature sounds as they give hugs. Ages 2–4.

Pigs Are Prepared by Hans Wilhelm, illus. by Erica Salcedo (Apr. 12, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7972-0376-8). Three piggies take measures to stay safe as they engage in various activities. Ages 2–4.

Big and Small and In-Between by Carter Higgins, illus. by Daniel Miyares (Apr. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-6650-6). This book featuring paper-engineering examines the concept of size in a child’s world. Ages 3–5.

Can Sophie Change the World? by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace, illus. by Aura Lewis (Mar. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-8156-1). Sophie’s efforts to grant her grandfather’s wish that she do a mitzvah prove that the smallest acts of kindness can change the world. Ages 3–5.

Chicago, Baby! by Feather Flores, illus. by Kelly Leigh Miller (Mar. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-7972-0719-3); and Washington, DC, Baby! by Flores, illus. by Emily Roberts (Mar. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-7972-0720-9), present lighthearted introductions to these cities. Ages 3–5.

Does a Bulldozer Have a Butt? by Derick Wilder, illus. by K-Fai Steele (May 24, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-8212-4). On a walk in the city, a child asks her quick-thinking father whether everything they see has a butt. Ages 3–5.

Elefantastic! by Jane Yolen, illus. by Brett Helquist (May 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-7681-9), tells of the unlikely friendship between an elephant calf stolen from her African home and a circus magician. Ages 3–5.

Little Wonder by Claire Keane (Mar. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7972-0812-1). Encouraged by his mother, a child learns he can do anything he believes he can during a day of undersea adventures. Ages 3–5.

Together We Ride by Valerie Bolling, illus. by Kaylani Juanita (Apr. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-7972-1248-7). With a dose of courage and her father’s guidance, a girl learns to ride a bike. Ages 3–5.

Watching for Wonders by Grant Snider (June 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7972-1088-9). As a bus travels along country roads and city streets, many sights are waiting to be noticed. Ages 3–5.

Where the Wee Ones Go: A Bedtime Wish for Endangered Animals by Karen Jameson, illus. by Zosienka (Apr. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-8464-7). Baby animals worldwide settle down to sleep. Ages 3–5.

You Are Here by Zach Manbeck (May 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7972-1010-0). This book aiming to help kids find their way in the world reassures them that right now, they are where they are meant to be. Ages 3–5.

Black Girl Rising by Brynne Barnes, illus. by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh (June 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-6487-8), celebrates Black girls’ power, potential, and brilliance. Ages 5–8.

A Brave Cat by Marianna Coppo (Mar. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7972-0442-0). Will an indoor cat’s bravery be enough to help her face the big world outside her home? Ages 5–8.

Courage Hats by Kate Hoefler, illus. by Jessixa Bagley (Mar. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7972-0276-1), is a story about overcoming the fear of being
different. Ages 5–8.

Endlessly Ever After by Laurel Snyder, illus. by Dan Santat (Apr. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-4482-5), is a choose-your-path picture book of fractured fairy tales. Ages 5–8.

How to Make a Mountain: In Just 9 Simple Steps and Only 100 Million Years! by Amy Huntington, illus. by Nancy Lemon (May 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-7588-1), uses geology, Earth science, and humor to instill a love of the natural world in kids. Ages 5–8.

I Won’t Give Up My Rubber Band by Shinsuke Yoshitake (May 3, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-7972-1492-4) encourages readers to use their imaginations to find portals to possibility and play in everyday items. Ages 5–8.

The Upside Down Hat by Stephen Barr, illus. by Gracey Zhang (Mar. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-8202-5). A boy who is left with only a hat looks for his missing possessions in this story of discovering what’s essential. Ages 5–8.

Harvey and the Collection of Impossible Things by Garret Weyr, illus. by Minnie Phan (Apr. 19, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-7972-0690-5). When a kind woman saves a stray cat, he rethinks what makes a home. Ages 6–9.

Shine On, Luz Véliz! by Rebecca Balcarcel (May 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7972-0967-8). After a knee injury, a soccer star discovers her knack for coding and learns to embrace family and follow her inner light. Ages 8–12.

Wilds of the United States: The Animals’ Survival Field Guide by Alexander Vidal (July 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-8449-4) showcases wildlife of the U.S. Ages 8–12.

The Callers by Kiah Thomas (Apr. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-7972-1078-0). Quin is torn between family loyalty and saving the world in this novel about the effects of consumerism. Ages 10–up.


Beginning Baby gains Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes (July 13, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7972-1212-8) and You’re a Helper! (July 12, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7972-1213-5), ages up to 3. Bookscape adds Wild Animals, illus. by Ingela P. Arrhenius (June 7, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7972-1557-0), ages up to 3. And joining Little Finger Puppet Board Books are Baby Octopus (Mar. 15, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7972-1285-2) and Baby Puppy (Mar. 15, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7972-1284-5), illus. by Yu-Hsuan Huang, ages up to 3.

Concepts of the Muslim World introduces One Sun and Countless Stars: A Muslim Book of Numbers by Hena Khan, illus. by Mehrdokht Amini (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-8272-8), ages 3–5. Dog & Hat debut in Dog & Hat and the Lost Polka Dots by Darin Shuler (Mar. 29, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-7972-0688-2), ages 6–9. Fox & Chick star in Up and Down: And Other Stories by Sergio Ruzzier (July 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-8339-8), ages 6–9. And Lowriders presents Lowriders to the Rescue by Cathy Camper, illus. by Raúl the Third (May 17, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-7948-3; $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-78628-614-7), ages 8–12.


Crack-Crack! Who Is That? by Tristan Mory (Mar. 1, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-2-408-03358-3). Readers pull a handle to discover who will hatch from each egg. Ages up to 3.

Alice Ate an Apple: The World of Letters by Anne-Marie Labrecque, illus. by Mathieu Dionne St-Arneault (Apr. 5, $16.99, ISBN 979-10-363-3880-9), introduces uppercase, lowercase, and
cursive letters. Ages 3–5.

The Pop-Up Guide: Natural Wonders by Sandra Laboucarie, illus. by Charline Picard (Apr. 5, $16.99 paper, ISBN 979-10-363-3877-9). Multilayered 3-D scenes spotlight such phenomena as a sprawling canyon, the world’s highest peak, and the night sky. Ages 3–5.

What Do You See? A Magic Slide-and-Find Book by Renata Bueno (May 3, $16.99, ISBN 979-10-363-3878-6). Kids unscramble images with the enclosed “magic picture finder.” Ages 3–5.

Ultimate Spotlight: Volcanoes by Sandra Laboucarie, illus. by Pierre Caillou (Mar. 1, $16.99, ISBN 979-10-276-1001-3), offers an interactive look at different types of volcanoes and how they form. Ages 5–8.

The Ultimate Book of Water by Anne-Sophie Baumann, illus. by Vanessa Robidou (May 10, $22.99, ISBN 979-10-363-3879-3), discusses the water cycle, marine animals, and how water energy is used. Ages 5–9.


Do You Know? issues Animals of Land, Sea, and Air by Stéphanie Babin, illus. by Marion Billet et al. (Mar. 29, $16.99, ISBN 978-2-408-03356-9); and Earth and the Natural World by Cécile Benoist, illus. by Robert Barborini et al. (Mar. 29, $16.99, ISBN 978-2-408-03357-6), ages 5–9. And What About adds Science by Bertrand Fichou, illus. by Pascal Lemaître (Apr. 26, $16.99, ISBN 979-10-363-3917-2), ages 7–11.


Alex and Alex by Ziggy Hanaor, illus. by Ben Javens (Apr. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-80066-011-3). This story introduces ideas of nonbinary identities, tolerance, and acceptance. Ages 3–6.

Grandma’s House of Rules by Henry Blackshaw (Apr. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-908714-93-0). While visiting his grandmother, a boy accidentally breaks all of her rules, but she still loves him anyway. Ages 3–6.

Pippin Paints a Portrait by Charlotte Mei (May 24, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-80066-014-4). In this story about various art mediums and how famous artists have used them, a boy finds his own creative voice. Ages 3–7.

Cat Eyes and Dog Whistles: The Five Seven Senses of Humans and Other Animals by Cathy Evans, illus. by Becky Thorns (Apr. 19, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-80066-013-7), examines how our senses work and how they differ from those of other animals. Ages 6–11.


Bathtime and Bedtime by Liesbet Slegers (July 12, $9.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-60537-750-6) follows a boy’s evening rituals. Ages 1–3.

How Many? by Guido Van Genechten (July 12, $12.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-60537-746-9) is a counting book featuring stuffed toys—and cuddling. Ages 2–5.

Summer Fun by Anita Bijsterbosch (May 31, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-759-9). In this interactive book, four animal pals play at the beach. Ages 3–9.

Bear with Me by David Michael Slater, illus. by Davilyn Lynch (Apr. 5, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-608-0). Max and his teddy brave the ups and downs of a first day of school. Ages 4–10.

Doggie by Nancy Armo (June 14, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-605-9). After longing for a pet dog, a boy learns to love a cat—named Doggie. Ages 4–10.

Hop at Swimming Class by Esther van den Berg (June 7, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-734-6). During swimming lessons, a frog makes light of its shortcomings. Ages 4–10.

Little Tractor Is Brave by Natalie Quintart, illus. by Philippe Goossens (June 21, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-738-4). A tractor overcomes its fears when a friend needs help. Ages 4–10.

Peacock Is a Little Shy by Jin Xiaoyu, illus. by Leying Li (May 17, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-655-4). Peacock finds the confidence to show his tail feathers while helping his pals. Ages 4–10.

Poppy’s Own Spot by Guido Van Genechten (June 28, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-735-3). A little poppy buds and discovers how to coexist with its surroundings. Ages 4–10.

The Purple Pail by Christine Ieronimo, illus. by Niki Leonidou (Apr. 19, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-658-5). After a girl loses her pail, it shows up in different corners of the world. Ages 4–10.

The Big Bird Search Book by Erik Van Bemmel (Apr. 26, $18.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-60537-742-1) is a seek-and-find book introducing more than 100 birds of the world. Ages 5–11.


Lily and Milo return in The House of Lily and Milo by Pauline Oud (July 19, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-751-3). ages 2–5. Skip gardens with Grandpa in Learning with Skip: Colors by Sam Loman (July 26, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-752-0), ages 2–5. Luke and Lottie star in Luke and Lottie and Their Vegetable Garden by Ruth Wielock (Mar. 29, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-736-0), ages 3–9. Astronomers and What They Do by Liesbet Slegers (Mar. 8, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-741-4) joins Professions, ages 4–9. Super Animals introduces The Loudest by Reina Ollivier and Karel Claes, illus. by Steffie Padmos (July 26, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-739-1), ages 5–9. And Great Minds welcomes Alexander Von Humboldt by Peter Nys, illus. by Conz (Mar. 22, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-743-8), ages 9–14.

Common Deer


Lucy & Dee save a young emperor in The Silk Road by Kirsten Marion (Apr. 4, $13.95, ISBN 978-1-988761-66-4), ages 9–12. And The Math Kids triumph in The Triangle Secret by David Cole and Shannon O’Toole (Apr. 4, $11.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-988761-62-6), ages 9–12.

Cottage Door

Brown Sugar Baby by Kevin Lewis, illus. by Jestenia Southerland (Mar. 15, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-410-5). Verse showcases the bond between an African American mother and her baby. Ages up to 3.

Chomp Chomp Dino by Rory Martin, illus. by Josh Cleland (Feb. 1, $11.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-339-9), ages up to 4; and Chomp Chomp Shark by Martin, illus. by Tommy Doyle (Feb. 1, $11.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-340-5), ages up to 5. These books with die-cut bite marks feature finger puppets.

Little Brown Mouse by Ginger Swift, illus. by Riley Samels (May 17, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-64638-331-3), is a chunky lift-the-flap tale starring a country mouse. Ages up to 4.

A Little Squirrel (June 21, $4.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-642-0) spotlights a squirrel’s day. Ages up to 4.

ABCs of Nature: A Wild & Wonderful Alphabet by Carmine Falcone, illus. by Stephanie Fizer Coleman (Apr. 19, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-335-1), offers an alphabetical look at the natural world. Ages up to 5.

Auntie & Me (June 21, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-652-9) is a story that salutes the aunt-child bond. Ages up to 5.

Día de los Muertos by Rosie Pajaro, illus. by Gaby Zermeño (July 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-641-3), is a finger-puppet book honoring this holiday. Ages up to 5.

Grandma & Me by Brick Puffinton, illus. by Olivia Chin Mueller (May 3, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-618-5). This multigenerational tale features an owl finger puppet. Ages up to 5.

ABCs of Dinosaurs: A Powerfully Prehistoric Alphabet by Sienna Nightingale, illus. by Isabella Grott (Apr. 19, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-334-4), spotlights dinos. Ages 1–5.

Little Dinosaur by Andy Elkerton (June 21, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-627-7). Baby Apatosaurus looks for its mother in this book with sound buttons. Ages 1–5.

When We All Stopped by Tom Rivett-Carnac, illus. by Bee Rivett-Carnac (Feb. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-64638-408-2). Inspired by the Covid-19 pandemic, this book highlights ways to live a healthier, greener life. Ages 1–7.

123 and ABC by Malgorzata Detner (June 21, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-64638-625-3). This board book and mini music player aim to teach early learning concepts. Ages 2–5.

2-Minute Stories for 2-Year-Olds by Alison Brown, illus. by Olga Demidova (June 21, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-64638-640-6), compiles brief tales. Ages 2–5.

Colors by Jaye Garnett, illus. by Kathrin Fehrl (June 21, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-592-8). Kids lift flaps to explore colors. Ages 2–5.

First Words by Rosie Pajaro, illus. by Eren Unten (Feb. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-64638-337-5). This lift-the-flap book introduces words in English and Spanish. Ages 2–5.

Say It, Hear It: ABC Animals by Jaye Garnett, illus. by Chiara Galletti (May 17, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-64638-594-2), is an animal sound book. Ages 2–5.

The Adventures of Captain Clementine by Ginger Redd-Byrd, illus. by Laura Brenilla (May 31, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64638-479-2). A girl and her animal crew embark on a sea voyage. Ages 2–6.

Vintage Slipcase Fairy Tales by Katharine Lee Bates and Carrie Rarick, illus. by Ruth Bendel (July 19, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-64638-461-7). This set of eight tales features vintage art from the Junior Elf book series. Ages 2–7.


Moo Am I? by Ivan Barrera (June 21, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-628-4) is a new Mirror & Me board book, ages up to 3. Jane & Me: Jane Goodall Institute issues Sumatran Elephant by Jaye Garnett, illus. by Jennifer Bricking (June 21, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-64638-347-4), ages up to 5. CoComelon chimes in with CoComelon Favorite Sing-Along Songs (Feb. 1, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-64638-407-5) and CoComelon Wheels on the Bus (June 21, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-593-5) by Scarlett Wing, ages 1–5. I Spy with My Little Eye focuses on Outer Space Road Trip by Rubie Crowe (June 21, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-64638-591-1), ages 1–5. And Colorforms offers Happy Halloween by Joel and Ashley Selby (June 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-595-9), ages 2–5.



New Let’s Communicate titles by Brian Moses and Anne Moses are I Like to Listen (Feb. 1, $29.27, ISBN 978-1-0396-4762-6; $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4778-7), I Like to Read (Feb. 1, $29.27, ISBN 978-1-0396-4763-3; $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4779-4), I Like to Talk (Feb. 1, $29.27, ISBN 978-1-0396-4764-0; $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4780-0), and I Like to Write (Feb. 1, $29.27, ISBN 978-1-0396-4765-7, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4781-7), ages 5–7.

Rob Colson’s Motormania zooms along with six titles, among them Classic Cars (Feb. 1, $29.27, ISBN 978-1-0396-4756-5; $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4772-5), Racecars (Feb. 1, $29.27, ISBN 978-1-0396-4759-6; $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4775-6), and Supercars (Feb. 1, $29.27, ISBN 978-1-0396-4761-9; $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4777-0), ages 9–13.

And six titles join Train Your Brain by Alex Woolf, illus. by David Broadbent, including Think Like a Coder (Feb. 1, $32.67, ISBN 978-1-0396-4752-7; $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4768-8), Think Like a Scientist (Feb. 1, $32.67, ISBN 978-1-0396-4755-8; $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4771-8), and Think Like an Engineer (Feb. 1, $32.67, ISBN 978-1-0396-4753-4; $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4769-5), ages 9–13.

Crabtree/Blossoms Beginning Readers


Chef Kate’s Kitchen by Laurie Friedman, illus. by Gal Weizman, serves up six adventures, among them Chef Kate’s Burger-and-Fries Surprise (Feb. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-0396-4505-9; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4696-4), Chef Kate’s Can’t-Wait-to-Try Pie (Feb. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-0396-4510-3; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4701-5), and Chef Kate’s Mac-and-Say-Cheese (Feb. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-0396-4508-0; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4699-5), ages 4–8. And Detective Daisy cracks six cases, including The Mystery of the Lost Library Book (Feb. 1, $22, ISBN 978-1-0396-4501-1; $7.25 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4692-6), The Mystery of the Secret Notes (Feb. 1, $22, ISBN 978-1-0396-4500-4; $7.25 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4691-9), and The Mystery of the Spooky Sounds (Feb. 1, $22, ISBN 978-1-0396-4503-5; $7.25 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4694-0) by Laurie Friedman, illus. by Barbara Szepesi Szucs, ages 4–8.

Magic Postcards by Laurie Friedman, illus. by Roberta Ravasio, issues a half-dozen titles, among them A Postcard from Australia (Feb. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-0396-4513-4; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4704-6), A Postcard from Costa Rica (Feb. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-0396-4514-1; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4705-3), and A Postcard from France (Feb. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-0396-4511-0; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4702-2), ages 4–8. And Phoenix and Goose offers six stories by Amy Culliford, illus. by John Joseph, including Bored as a Bird (Feb. 1, $21.27, ISBN 978-1-0396-4496-0; $6.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4687-2), Happy to Be Your Friend (Feb. 1, $21.27, ISBN 978-1-0396-4494-6; $6.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4685-8), and Scared to Leave the Ground (Feb. 1, $21.27, ISBN 978-1-0396-4498-4; $6.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4689-6), ages 4–8.

Crabtree Branches


Jobs of a Working Dog presents six books by B. Keith Davidson, among them Herding Dog (Feb. 1, $26.6, ISBN 978-1-0396-4609-4; $8.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4736-7), Military Dog (Feb. 1, $26.6, ISBN 978-1-0396-4607-0; $8.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4734-3), and Service Dog (Feb. 1, $26.6, ISBN 978-1-0396-4605-6; $8.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4732-9), ages 8–14.

Thomas Kingsley Troupe’s Top High School Sports offers six titles, including Basketball (Feb. 1, $26.60, ISBN 978-1-0396-4603-2; $8.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4730-5), Cheerleading (Feb. 1, $26.60, ISBN 978-1-0396-4602-5; $8.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4729-9), and Wrestling (Feb. 1, $26.60, ISBN 978-1-0396-4604-9; $8.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4731-2), ages 8–14.

And Top Trade Careers has six additions, among them Construction Manager (Feb. 1, $26.60, ISBN 978-1-0396-4614-8; $8.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4741-1) and Web Developer (Feb. 1, $26.60, ISBN 978-1-0396-4616-2; $8.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4743-5) by B. Keith Davidson; and Landscape Designer by Kelli Hicks (Feb. 1, $26.60, ISBN 978-1-0396-4613-1; $8.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4740-4), ages 8–14.

Crabtree Leaves Chapter Books


The Bean Bunch by Laurie Friedman, illus. by Barbara Szepesi Szucs, picks up six titles, including The Beans Build a House (Feb. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-0396-4581-3; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4708-4), The Beans Go Camping (Feb. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-0396-4585-1; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4712-1), and The Beans Plant a Garden (Feb. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-0396-4584-4; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4711-4), ages 7–9.

Camp Creepy Lake by Friedman, illus. by Jake Hill, releases six volumes, among them Bones and Bats in Bunk Five (Feb. 1, $23.93, ISBN 978-1-0396-4588-2; $8.25 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4715-2), A Campout in the Haunted Woods (Feb. 1, 23.93, ISBN 978-1-0396-4592-9; $8.25 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4719-0), and The Mystery of the Missing Campers (Feb. 1, $23.93, ISBN 978-1-0396-4589-9; $8.25 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4716-9), ages 7–9.

And six books join Friedman’s Super Starz, illus. by Gal Weizman, including Dot at the Top by (Feb. 1, $23.93, ISBN 978-1-0396-4597-4; $8.25 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4724-4), Grace Speaks Up (Feb. 1, $23.93, ISBN 978-1-0396-4594-3; $8.25 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4721-3), and Isabella Learns to Balance (Feb. 1, $23.93, ISBN 978-1-0396-4598-1; $8.25 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4725-1), ages 7–9.

Crabtree/Little Honey


My Phonics Words by Christina Early debuts with the following books, all by Chrisina Earley: 21 Alphabet: Consonants, including Ends with X (Feb. 1, $4.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4535-6) and Starts with B (Feb. 1, $4.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4517-2); five Alphabet: Short Vowels offerings, including Starts with A (Feb. 1, $4.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4538-7) and Starts with E (Feb. 1, $4.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4539-4); six Consonant Teams entries, among them The Sound of CH (Feb. 1, $4.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4577-6) and The Sound of CK (Feb. 1, $4.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4579-0); 12 Long Vowel Teams guides, including The Sound of AI (Feb. 1, $4.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4556-1) and The Sound of AY (Feb. 1, $4.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4550-9); seven Long Vowels books, among them The Sound of AE (Feb. 1, $4.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4543-1) and The Sound of EE (Feb. 1, $4.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4544-8); eight Special Vowel Teams offerings, including The Sound of AU (Feb. 1, $4.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4567-7) and The Sound of AW (Feb. 1, $4.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4564-6); and five Vowel + R titles, among them The Sound of AR (Feb. 1, $4.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4570-7) and The Sound of ER (Feb. 1, $4.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4571-4), ages 4–7.

Crabtree Roots


Directions in My World releases five books by Amy Culliford, including In and Out (Feb. 1, $23.93, ISBN 978-1-0396-4433-5; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4624-7), Near and Far (Feb. 1, $23.93, ISBN 978-1-0396-4434-2; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4625-4), and Up and Down (Feb. 1, $23.93, ISBN 978-1-0396-4436-6; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4627-8), ages 4–6.

Among the six titles in Culliford’s What Animal Has These Parts? are Ears (Feb. 1, $23.93, ISBN 978-1-0396-4437-3; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4628-5), Horns (Feb. 1, 23.93, ISBN 978-1-0396-4441-0; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4632-2), and Tail (Feb. 1, $23.93, ISBN 978-1-0396-4439-7; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4630-8), ages 4–6.

There are six additions to My Body by Culliford, including My Body Has a Mouth (Feb. 1, $25.27, ISBN 978-1-0396-4445-8; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4636-0), My Body Has Arms and Hands (Feb. 1, $25.27, ISBN 978-1-0396-4447-2; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4638-4), and My Body Has Eyes (Feb. 1, $25.27, ISBN 978-1-0396-4444-1; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4635-3), ages 5–7.

And among the six books by Douglas Bender joining Simple Machines are Levers Are Machines (Feb. 1, $25.27, ISBN 978-1-0396-4449-6; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4640-7), Pulleys Are Machines (Feb. 1, $25.27, ISBN 978-1-0396-4450-2; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4641-4), and Wedges Are Machines (Feb. 1, $25.27, ISBN 978-1-0396-4453-3; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4641-4), ages 5–7.

Crabtree Seedlings


Backyard Science has six additions, including Beautiful Birds by Harold Morris (Feb. 1, $25.27, ISBN 978-1-0396-4462-5; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4653-7), Helpful Honeybees by Alan Walker (Feb. 1, $25.27, ISBN 978-1-0396-4464-9; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4655-1), and How a Garden Grows by Miranda Kelly (Feb. 1, $25.27, ISBN 978-1-0396-4466-3; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4657-5), ages 5–7.

Destination Space launches with 10 volumes, among them Solar System Mission (Feb. 1, $25.27, ISBN 978-1-0396-4470-0; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4661-2) and Stars (Feb. 1, $25.27, ISBN 978-1-0396-4471-7; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4662-9) by David Armentrout and Patricia Armentrout; and Sun (Feb. 1, $25.27, ISBN 978-1-0396-4473-1; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4664-3) and Visiting Pluto: The New Horizons Mission (Feb. 1, $25.27, ISBN 978-1-0396-4474-8; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4665-0) by Francis Spencer, ages 5–7.

Exploring Countries by Tracy Vonder Brink visits six locales, including Australia (Feb. 1, $25.27, ISBN 978-1-0396-4456-4; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4647-6), Italy (Feb. 1, $25.27, ISBN 978-1-0396-4457-1; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4648-3), and Japan (Feb. 1, $25.27, ISBN 978-1-0396-4455-7; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4646-9), ages 5–7.

Among the six books joining Incredible Changes on Earth are Fossils and Ancient Plants by Kelli Hicks (Feb. 1, $25.27, ISBN 978-1-0396-4479-3; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4670-4), Fossils and Sea Animals by Alan Walker (Feb. 1, $25.27, ISBN 978-1-0396-4481-6; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4672-8), and Landforms and How They Are Made by Julie K. Lundgren (Feb. 1, $25.27, ISBN 978-1-0396-4476-2; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4667-4), ages 5-7.

Insane Speed introduces seven volumes by Craig Stevens, including Dirt Bike Mania (Feb. 1, $25.27, ISBN 978-1-0396-4482-3; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4673-5), Monster Truck Mania (Feb. 1, $25.27, ISBN 978-1-0396-4486-1; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4677-3), and Stock Car Mania (Feb. 1, $25.27, ISBN 978-1-0396-4485-4; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4676-6), ages 5–7.

And Our Favorite Pets welcomes Crazy About Birds (Feb. 1, $25.27, ISBN 978-1-0396-4489-2; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4680-3), Crazy About Hamsters (Feb. 1, $25.27, ISBN 978-1-0396-4490-8; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4681-0), Crazy About Kittens (Feb. 1, $25.27, ISBN 978-1-0396-4491-5; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4682-7), and Crazy About Puppies (Feb. 1, $25.27, ISBN 978-1-0396-4492-2; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4683-4) by Harold Morris, ages 5–7.



New Sunshine Picture Books by Laurie Friedman are Cows in the House, illus. by Anna Laera (Feb. 1, $23.93, ISBN 978-1-0396-4618-6; $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4745-9); The Dad Surprise, illus. by Thais Bolton (Feb. 1, $23.93, ISBN 978-1-0396-4620-9; $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4747-3); and Fishing in Magic Lake, illus. by Jennica Lounsbury (Feb. 1, $23.93, ISBN 978-1-0396-4622-3; $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-4749-7), ages 5–8.


My First Learning Library: Colors, Shapes, Numbers & Opposites by Annie Sechao (May 10, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-2-89802-359-0) is a set of four concept books, packaged in a box. Ages 3–6.


New Lift-and-Trace titles featuring flaps and grooves are Colors (Apr. 5, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-2-89802-347-7), Numbers (Apr. 5, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-2-89802-349-1), Opposites (Apr. 5, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-2-89802-350-7), and Shapes (Apr. 5, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-2-89802-348-4) by Carine Laforest, illus. by Karina Dupuis and Chantale Boudreau, ages 1–3.

Carry-Along Books adds Sunny Bunnies: My 100 First Words by Carine Laforest, illus. by Digital Light Studio (May 31, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-2-89802-351-4), ages 3–6. And The Little Prince stars in The Little Prince Around the World (Apr. 19, $14.95, ISBN 978-2-89802-353-8) and My Book of Feelings (Apr. 19, $12.95, ISBN 978-2-89802-355-2), adapted by Corinne Delporte, illus. by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, ages 5–9.

Creative Company/Creative Editions

Coral by Amy Sky Koster, illus. by Lisel Jane Ashlock (Mar. 8, board book, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-56846-367-4), showcases various types of coral. Ages 2–5.

Ready or Not, Here I Come! by Emilia Zebrowska, illus. by Susan Reagan (Mar. 8, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-56846-355-1), offers a zoo-themed take on a timeless game. Ages 2–5.

Color by Christina Rossetti, illus. by Laëtitia Devernay (Mar. 8, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-56846-366-7). This interpretation of a celebrated Rosetti poem reveals colors based in nature. Ages 5–8.

The Red Canoe by Anne Yvonne Gilbert (Mar. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-56846-368-1). An abandoned canoe reminisces about its past and hopes in the promise of a new future. Ages 6–10.


What Do You See? A Conversation in Pictures by Barney Saltzberg, photos by Jamie Lee Curtis (Mar. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-954354-05-0). These collaborators share their artistic creations and encourage kids to find their own
perspectives. Ages 5–10.

Eighteen Vats of Water by Ji-Li Jiang, illus. by Nadia Hsieh (Apr. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-954354-06-7). In the fourth century, Xian strives to be a master calligrapher like his father. Ages 7–11.


Monkey & Robot return in Flights of Fancy by Peter Catalanotto (Apr. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-954354-04-3), ages 6–10.

Crimson Dragon

The Adventures of Lucy Goose and Molly Moose by Hannah Lieberman (May 3, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-944644-22-2). While reading a book, kids meet polka dot dinosaurs, flying whales, and ocean peacocks. Ages 4–6.

Bowlers by Duane M. Abel (June 11, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-944644-12-3). A cereal mascot who eschews TV commercials to teach kids about nutrition gets flak from other mascots. Ages 7–9.


Kitty in the City spotlights Katy on Broadway by Ella English (May 25, $18.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-944644-21-5), ages 5–7.


Mystery Bottle by Kristen Balouch (June 21, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-62371-824-4). A Brooklyn boy receives a bottle that transports him to his grandfather’s home in Iran. Ages 3–7.

A Storm of Horses by Ruth Sanderson (Feb. 14, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-62371-848-0) is a biography of 19th-century French painter Rosa Bonheur, creator of “The Horse Fair.” Ages 6–12.

Forest Fighter: The Story of Chico Mendes by Anita Ganeri, illus. by Margaux Carpentier (Mar. 8, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-62371-856-5), profiles this Brazilian union leader and rainforest crusader who was assassinated for his activism. Ages 8–12.


Babylink picks up Luna and the Moon by Laura Wittner, illus. by Pum Pum (May 3, $12 board book, ISBN 978-1-62371-840-4); and Animal Opposites (Apr. 5, $12 board book, ISBN 978-1-62371-850-3) and Colors in the Garden (Apr. 5, $12 board book, ISBN 978-1-62371-849-7) by Marcos Farina, ages up to 4.



Crush by Ian Worboys, illus. by Silke Diehl, issues Frog Crush (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-80-907532-5-9), Kangaroo Crush (Apr. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-80-907532-9-7), Monkey Crush (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-80-907532-6-6), and Penguin Crush (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-80-907532-7-3), ages 3–5.

Dawn Publications

Listen to the Language of the Trees by Tera Kelley, illus. by Marie Hermansson (Mar. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-7282-3216-4) tells the tale of a seedling, newly sprouted at the base of a giant tree, as it stretches its roots into an underground web of fungi, through which the trees pass messages and share resources. Ages 4–8.


Once Around the Sun: Stories, Crafts, and Recipes to Celebrate the Sacred Earth Year by Ellen Evert Hopman, illus. by Lauren Mills (Apr. 5, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64411-414-8) is an illustrated collection of stories and activities to celebrate traditional Pagan festivals and the changing of the seasons. Ages 9–13.

Disney Hyperion

Ravenous Things by Derrick Chow (July 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-368-07763-7). Twelve-year-old Reggie is still grieving the death of his father when a strange man promises to reunite the two if Reggie follows him into the subway system where horrors lurk around every corner. Ages 8–12.

Shinji Takahashi and the Mark of the Coatl by Julie Kagawa (Apr. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-368-06819-2) launches the Society of Explorers and Adventurers series, in which a magical guardian decides to use ordinary kid Shinji as a conduit to awaken its power. Ages 8–12.

Solimar: The Sword of the Monarchs by Pam Muñoz Ryan (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-2835-2). Mexican princess-to-be Solimar must save her kingdom, and the monarch butterflies that have given her a magical gift, from a greedy, invading king. Ages 8–12.

Once Upon a K-Prom by Kat Cho (May 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-368-06464-4). Elena gets asked to prom by K-Pop star Robbie Choi, who also happens to be her childhood best friend. Ages 12 and up.

Dig Two Graves by Gretchen McNeil (Mar. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-07284-7). Neve and Diane’s friendship turns sinister when Diane takes seriously a murder pact that Neve thought was a joke. Ages 14 and up.

Happily Ever Island by Crystal Cestari (June 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-368-07547-3). Two friends spend a week at a fully immersive vacation destination where guests can become their favorite Disney character. Ages 14 and up.

The Rumor Game by Dhonielle Clayton and Sona Charaipotra (Mar. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-368-01414-4). A rumor spirals out of control and sows chaos at a posh D.C. private school, Foxham Prep. Ages 14 and up.

We Weren’t Looking to Be Found by Stephanie Kuehn (June 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-06410-1). Camila and Dani find friendship when they room together at a mental health treatment facility and get tangled in solving a mystery there. Ages 14 and up.


Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins greets Hey, Bruce! (July 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-08411-6), ages 3–5. Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! gains It’s a Sign! by Jarrett Pumphrey, Jerome Pumphrey, and Mo Willems (May 10, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-368-07584-8), ages 4–8. Kingdom Keepers by Ridley Pearson continues with Kingdom Keepers Inheritance (Mar. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-8557-7), ages 8–12. Joining Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz is After Life (July 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-368-06694-5), ages 12 and up. And The Mirror by Jennifer Cervantes presents Fractured Path (July 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-368-04640-4), ages 14 and up.

Disney Lucasfilm

Star Wars: Padawan by Kiersten White (July 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-368-02349-8). A teenaged Obi-Wan Kenobi, training under Qui-Gon Jinn, is determined to prove himself on a solo mission to a mysterious planet. Ages 12 and up.


Star Wars: The High Republic takes on Midnight Horizon by Daniel José Older (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-06067-7), ages 12–17.

Disney Press

Frozen: Polar Nights: Cast into Darkness by Jen Calonita and Mari Mancusi (July 19, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-368-07664-7). Sisters Anna and Elsa join forces to stop a dangerous creature of legend that has the power to steal memories. Ages 8–12.

Bravely by Maggie Stiefvater (May 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-368-07134-5). Princess Merida of DunBroch faces off against the ancient gods of Scotland to save her family and her peaceful kingdom. Ages 12 and up.

Long Live the Pumpkin Queen: Tim Burton’s the Nightmare Before Christmas by Shea Ernshaw (July 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-368-06960-1). Newly named Pumpkin Queen Sally Skellington and ghost-dog Zero put Halloween Town in jeopardy when they uncover a hidden doorway to a realm called Dream Town and set in motion a chain of sinister events. Ages 12 and up.


Agent Stitch adds A Study in Slime by Steve Behling, illus. by Arianna Rea (June 7, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-368-06710-2), ages 8–12.


Okoye to the People: A Black Panther Novel by Ibi Zoboi, illus. by Noa Denmon (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-04697-8). Okoye, new to the royal guard, goes on her first trip outside of Wakanda alongside King T’Chaka, on a humanitarian mission to New York where she helps a group of Brooklyn teens challenge gentrification. Ages 12 and up.


Ballad & Dagger by Daniel José Older (May 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-368-07082-9) begins the YA urban fantasy series of the same name, in which teens discover each other and their powers during a political battle within a unique diaspora community in Brooklyn. Ages 12 and up.


Pandava by Roshani Chokshi picks up Aru Shah and the Nectar of Immortality (Apr. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-368-05544-4), ages 8–12.


Baby Dinosaur on the Farm (Mar. 29, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-5405-7) follows Baby Dinosaur on his escapades around the barnyard. Ages up to 3.

Boo’s Haunted House (July 19, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-5676-1). A brave cat and mouse encounter various colorful characters as they move through a haunted house. Ages up to 3.

Flip Flap Find! Farm (Feb. 8, $9.95 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-4991-6) encourages readers to guess which farm animals are hiding behind the flaps on each page. Ages up to 9.

In You I See by Rachel Emily (Feb. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-4988-6) reminds readers that there is more to someone than meets the eye. Ages up to 9.

Find My Favorite Animals (May 17, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-5023-3) is a search-and-find board book featuring animals in different habitats around the world. Ages 2–5.

Anansi and the Golden Pot by Taiye Selasi, illus. by Tinuke Fagborun (Feb. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-4990-9) retells a West African story about the much-loved spider trickster, Anansi. Ages 3–5.

The Bedtime Book of Animals (July 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-5011-0) introduces more than 50 animals from around the globe. Ages 3–5.

I Love My Kitten: A Pop-Up Book About the Lives of Cute Kittens (Mar. 8, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-5010-3). Readers will learn about what kittens like to do and how to take care of them. Ages 3–5.

My Cabin at the End of the World by Emmanuelle Mardesson, illus. by Sarah Loulendo (May 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-5156-8). Lucile takes a globetrotting adventure as she searches for a place that she can call home, learning about geography, cultures, and traditions along the way. Ages 3–5.

Speak Out, Leonard! by Jessie James, illus. by Tamara Anegon (Apr. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-5003-5). Leonard, a shy shrew, stars in this story about finding your voice and speaking up. Ages 3–5.

Forest by Brendan Kearney (Feb. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-4989-3). Fisherman Finn and his dog, Skip, teach readers about deforestation and its effect on animals. Ages 4–7.

1000 Words: Nature by Jules Pottle (Apr. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-4995-4) helps children build a vocabulary of 1,000 terms about the environment, wildlife, and our impact on the planet. Ages 5–7.

Animal Teams: How Amazing Animals Work Together in the Wild by Charlotte Milner (Mar. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-5001-1) explains how animals work together to survive and thrive in the wild, and reminds children about the importance of teamwork. Ages 5–7.

World’s Wildest Places (July 26, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-5790-4) spotlights 20 of the world’s most untamed places and the keepers who are working to preserve them for future generations. Ages 5–7.

The Station Cat by Stephen Hogtun (Apr. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-5012-7). This story of a lonely kitten who wanders into a dull, gray station shows young readers the pride and sense of purpose that can come from helping others. Ages 5–8.

What’s the Difference? Animals (June 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-5658-7) discusses the similarities and differences between commonly confused animals. Ages 5–9.

Animal Ultimate Handbook (July 26, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7440-5669-3) features facts and stats about more than 200 species of animals, including where they live, how they communicate with one another, and much more. Ages 6–9.

The Body Book by Bipasha Choudhury (May 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-5022-6) covers everything from the brain, skull, and mental health, to how your body protects itself and how surgery has evolved through the ages. Ages 7–9.

The Book of the Moon (May 17, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-5659-4) offers breakdowns of the moon’s formation and geography, the lunar phases, a history of NASA’s Apollo missions, the moon’s effect on Earth’s tides and nocturnal animals, its place in our mythology, recent scientific discoveries, and more. Ages 7–9.

The Extraordinary World of Birds by David Lindo, illus. by Claire McElfatrick (Apr. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-5008-0) shows readers just how amazing birds are, what they do for our planet, and how we can help them. Ages 7–9.

How Not to Get Eaten: The Wild World of Animal Defense by Josette Reeves, illus. by Asia Orlando (June 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-5650-1) looks at the many clever, creative, and bizarre ways that animals protect themselves from predators. Ages 7–9.

It’s a Wonderful World: How to Be Kind to the Planet and Change the Future by Jess French (Apr. 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-5018-9) guides kids through taking care of our planet, from living a sustainable lifestyle to using their voice in politics. Ages 7–9.

The Magic of Seasons: A Fascinating Guide to Seasons Around the World by Vicky Woodgate (Apr. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-5009-7) is a guide to the way we measure changes in weather, ecology, and daylight hours and how they affect us and the world around us. Ages 7–9.

Shy and Mighty by Nadia Finer (May 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-5651-8) offers kids tools and techniques to help them better understand their shyness and find their inner voice. Ages 7–9.

Mammoth Math: Numbers That Explain Our World (May 10, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-5611-2) by David Macaulay. Macaulay’s troupe of curious mammoths lead readers through the basics of numbers, geometry, measurement, and more in this unconventional guide to math. Ages 7–11.

The Great Wall Through Time by Du Fei (Mar. 1, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-4848-3). Panoramic illustrations and cutaway views help bring to life key periods and turning points in the Great Wall of China’s history—from the first defensive forts built in 215 BCE to its painstaking present-day restoration. Ages 7 and up.

Our World in Numbers (Apr. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-2891-1) is a compendium of extraordinary figures and number-based facts about everything in the world from animals to art. Ages 8–12.

The Reading Adventure: 100 Books to Try Before You’re 12 by We Need Diverse Books and DK (July 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-5788-1). This curated reading list contains bookish facts, exclusive author interviews, activities, and discussion topics. Ages 8–12.

Back to Life: World History as You’ve Never Seen It Before (Apr. 12, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-5039-4) turns back time to reveal realistic reconstructions of the most incredible locations and exciting moments in history. Ages 9–12.

Born to Be Wild (May 3, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-5137-7) reveals the mysteries of how young creatures survive in an unpredictable world. Ages 9–12.

Earth Knowledge Genius! (May 17, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-5071-4) contains more than 60 topics, including the Earth’s longest rivers, highest mountains, busiest capital cities, and most breathtaking natural wonders. Ages 9–12.

History: A Visual Encyclopedia (Apr. 5, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7440-4849-0) explores and explains the defining eras, key moments, and outstanding people who have made history. Ages 9–12.


Baby’s First Holidays celebrates Baby’s First Holi (Mar. 8, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-5002-8), ages up to 3. Jonny Lambert’s Bear and Bird by Jonny Lambert launches with Lend a Helping Hand (Apr. 19, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-5004-2), featuring a cast of woodland friends, ages up to 3. See How They Grow issues Forest (Mar. 8, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-5000-4), ages up to 3. Spin and Spot serves up Weather: What Can You Spin and Spot Today?, illus. by Anna Suessbauer (Apr. 5, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-5005-9), ages up to 3. We Are Friends, illus. by Sue Downing, welcomes In the Forest (July 5, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-5661-7) and Under the Sea (May 3, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-5006-6), ages up to 3.

My First Tabbed Board Book releases My First Farm: Let’s Get Working! (July 19, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-5843-7), My First Seasons: Let’s Learn About the Year! (July 19, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-5841-3), and My First Words: Let’s Get Talking! (July 19, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-5842-0), ages 1–3. Pop-Up Peekaboo! rolls along with Butterfly, illus. by Miranda Sofroniou (Apr. 5, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-5013-4) and Pets (May 31, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-5657-0), ages 1–3. Roly and Friends by Frances Rodgers, illus. by Ben Grisdale, featuring a curious hedgehog and introducing animal conservation themes, debuts with Roly the Hedgehog (Apr. 5, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-5471-2), Rory the Garden Bird (Apr. 5, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-5472-9), Rosy the Bumblebee (Apr. 5, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-5474-3), and Roxy the Butterfly (Apr. 5, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-5473-6), ages 3–5.

The Dinosaur Club time-travel adventure series by Rex Stone opens to members with initial titles A Triceratops Charge (Mar. 29, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7440-4998-5), Saving the Stegosaurus (May 3, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7440-5655-6), and The T-Rex Attack (Mar. 29, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7440-4996-1), ages 5–7. The Secret Explorers by SJ King treks on with The Secret Explorers and the Ice Age Adventure (May 3, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7440-5648-8) and The Secret Explorers and the Moon Mission (Mar. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7440-4992-3), ages 7–9.

New What the Artist Saw titles are The Met Claude Monet: He Saw the World in Brilliant Light by Amy Guglielmo, illus. by Ginnie Hsu (May 31, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-5470-5) and The Met Louise Bourgeois: She Saw the World as a Textured Tapestry by Guglielmo, illus. by Katy Knapp (May 31 $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-5469-9), ages 7–9. DK Findout! greets Arctic and Antarctic (June 14, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7440-5652-5), ages 7–11. Behind the Scenes issues Behind the Scenes at the Space Station: Your All Access Guide to the World’s Most Amazing Space Station (May 31, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-5610-5), ages 9–12. And What’s the Point offers What’s the Point of Philosophy? (July 26, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-5624-2), ages 9–12.



Ordinary Terrible Things by Anastasia Higginbotham gains You Ruined It (Mar. 1, $19.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-948340-30-4), ages 8–12.


What the Dog Knows by Sylvia McNicoll (June 21, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4597-4989-4). From the moment she drowns, 13-year-old Naomi repeats the week leading up to that incident and, accompanied by her late dog (who talks to her), tries to fix the mistakes and bad outcomes of her life. Ages 9–12.

The Limitless Sky by Christina Kilbourne (June 7, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4597-4887-3). In a dystopian future where scientific and medical knowledge is lost, two friends must search for a fabled Ship of Knowledge. Ages 12–15.

Mountain Runaways by Pam Withers (Feb. 22, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4597-4831-6) follows three siblings who run away to hide in the mountains after an avalanche kills their parents and Children’s Services threatens to separate them. Ages 12–15.

Funny Gyal: My Fight Against Homophobia in Jamaica by Angeline Jackson, with Susan McClelland (June 7, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4597-4919-1) chronicles Jackson’s life as a young lesbian living in an evangelical Christian community in Jamaica, where she experienced “corrective rape,” was forced into conversion therapy, and battled daily against homophobia, gender violence, and oppression. Ages 14 and up.


Secrets of the Sands by Alisha Sevigny concludes with The Oracle of Avaris (Feb. 15, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4597-4435-6), ages 9–12.


The Gift by Alain Serge Dzotap, illus. by Delphine Renon (Feb. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5583-1). With the help of the other animals, Leo the leopard discovers the wonders a pen can create. Ages 3–7.

The Book That Kibo Wrote by Mariana Ruiz Johnson, trans. by Lawrence Schimel (Apr. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5589-3). One night in the savanna, Kibo the rhino writes a book, and it travels from reader to reader, connecting animals across the world. Ages 4–8.

I Hate Borsch! by Yevgenia Nayberg (Apr. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5580-0). A Ukrainian girl who can’t stand her country’s national dish finds a new way to appreciate it after she immigrates to the United States. Ages 4–8.

I’ll Always Come Back to You by Carmen Tafolla, illus. by Grace Zong (Feb. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5452-0). A mother promises her anxious daughter that no matter the challenges or the distance between them, their family will be together again. Ages 4–8.

I’ll Say Goodbye by Pam Zollman, illus. by Frances Ives (Mar. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5499-5). A pet hermit crab helps a child find a way to say goodbye to Uncle Mike after his death from cancer. Ages 4–8.

The Writer by Davide Calì, illus. by Monica Barengo (Mar. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5585-5). A French bulldog helps his human—a writer—get work done at home and find love on a walk. Ages 4–8.

It’s So Difficult by Raúl Nieto Guridi, trans. by Lawrence Schimel (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5584-8). During the routines of a single school day, an overstimulated child struggles to connect with the world around him. Ages 5–9.

The Pack by Amanda Cley, illus. by Cecilia Ferri (Mar. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5587-9). After a boy disguises himself as a wolf, he must decide whether to stay in the pack or be his true self. Ages 5–9.

A Perfect Spot by Isabelle Simler, trans. by Vineet Lal (Apr. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5588-6). While searching for a safe place to lay her eggs, a ladybug meets such unusual arthropods as katydids, treehoppers, and orchid mantises. Ages 5–9.

Enchanted Lion

Bedtime for Bo by Kjersti Annesdatter Skomsvold, illus. by Mari Kanstad Johnsen, trans. by Kari Dickson (July 19, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-374-6). Young Bo imitates various animals as his mother guides him through his nighttime routine. Ages 4–8.

Telling Stories Wrong by Gianni Rodari, illus. by Beatrice Alemagna, trans. by Antony Shugaar (June 21, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-360-9). A grandfather playfully recounts a well-loved fairytale embellished with improvised details while his granddaughter tries to get him back on track. Ages 4–8.

Where Is Everybody? by Remy Charlip (June 21, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-283-1). From an initial blank page, this book builds to a scene and narrative piece by piece as readers move through it. Ages 4–8.

A Kunwinjku Counting Book by Gabriel Maralngurra and Felicity Wright (May 31, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-356-2) showcases 12 animals of West Arnhem Land, Australia, home to the Indigenous Bininji. Ages 6–10.

The Book of Questions by Pablo Neruda, illus. by Paloma Valdivia, trans. by Sara Lissa Paulson (Apr. 26, $22.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-322-7). This bilingual Spanish-English book contains 60 questions selected from Chilean poet Neruda’s original poem “The Book of Questions.” Ages 6 and up.


Sato the Rabbit returns in A Sea of Tea by Yuki Ainoya, trans. by Michael Blaskowsky (May 3, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-355-5), ges 4–8.

Endless Mountains/Kalaniot

The Melody by Oded Burla, illus. by Assaf Benharroch, trans. by Ilana Kurshan (Mar. 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-7350875-5-9). A beautiful melody is searching for listeners. Ages 4–11.

A Persian Passover by Etan Basseri, illus. by Rashin Kheiryeh (Mar. 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-7350875-6-6). Ezra and Roza help prepare for their family’s Passover celebration in 1950s Iran. Ages 4–11.

Enslow/West 44

Caught in the Haze by Sandi Van (June 1, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-9785-9597-2). Tae wants to try out for varsity soccer at his new high school, but, as the only person of color, he worries about fitting in and the team’s reputation for violent hazing rituals. Ages 13–17.

Chiara in the Dark by Maya Chhabra (Apr. 1, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-9785-9594-1). Chiara is gliding through her senior year when, out of nowhere, she starts having violent unwanted thoughts and obsessions for which she seeks therapy. Ages 13–17.

The Same Beat by Dakota Britton-Barrows (Feb. 1, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-9785-9568-2). At a summer journalism camp in New York City, Teegan starts to fall in love with Macy, a girl assigned to cover the same topic. Ages 13–17.

Shoot the Storm by Annette Daniels Taylor (Feb. 1, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-9785-9567-5). After Aaliyah, a star basketball player, sees her father killed on the park basketball courts, she risks everything to make a deal with a gang boss to avenge her father’s death. Ages 14–17.

Survive and Keep Surviving by Mel Mallory (Apr. 1, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-9785-9591-0). Nora must find the voice to pass her public senior speaking class even as she’s haunted by the public psychotic episode she experienced freshman year. Ages 14–17.

Only Pieces by Edd Tello (June 1, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-9785-9600-9). Edgar is conflicted about telling his Mexican American family the truth about his sexuality as he develops an unexpected relationship with a popular football player at school. Ages 14 and up.


Fauxmance by Cookie O’Gorman (July 26, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64937-218-5) is a feel-good “Cinderella”-esque romance in which dreams do come true. Ages 14 and up.

The Gravity of Missing Things by Marisa Urgo (June 7, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64937-217-8). This contemporary mystery combines LGBTQ representation with a ripped-from-the-headlines plot and coming-of-age story. Ages 14 and up.

The Queen Is Dead by Abigail Owen (Apr. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64937-152-2). In this YA fantasy series launch, a black heart is disguised by beauty, the purest soul is lost inside a beast, and a gift of hope is laced with death. Ages 14 and up.

Stealing Infinity by Alyson Noël (June 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64937-150-8) kicks off a YA time-travel paranormal romance series from the creator of the Immortals. Ages 14 and up.


Crave by Tracy Wolff closes with Charm (May 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64937-149-2) and Court (Feb. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-64937-060-0), ages 14 and up.

Eternal Tree

Do You Want to Try? Yoga for Kids by Lyudmila Klasanova (Feb. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-953384-17-1) introduces a range of simple yoga poses. Ages 3–6.

Leaf Talks Peace: Buddha’s Message of Harmony by Priya Kumari, illus. by Anusha Santosh, foreword by H.H. The Dalai Lama (May 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-953384-04-1) explains Buddha’s message of the interdependent origins of all life to help raise compassionate global citizens. Ages 4–8.

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