The Wildwood Elves by Anne-Marie Chapouton, illus. by Gerda Muller (May 17, $17.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-78250-746-8). The Wildwood elves live happily in their little village deep in the forest, making pottery, chopping wood, and growing vegetables—until they hear of a mysterious thing called “the sea” and they set off to find it. Ages 3–6.

The Depth of the Lake and the Height of the Sky by Jihyun Kim (Apr. 19, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-742-0). This wordless picture book depicts a child’s independent discovery of the natural world. Ages 4–7.

Dreams of Near and Far by Martin Widmark, illus. by Emilia Dziubak (May 3, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-740-6) follows the interconnected journeys of two very different children, told from alternating viewpoints, in a story about finding home and a place to belong. Ages 4–7.

Illustrated Tales of Dwarfs, Gnomes and Fairy Folk, ed. by Ineke Verschuren, illus. by Daniela Drescher (May 17, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-745-1) is an anthology of European folk tales featuring these characters. Ages 6–10.


A Is for Avocado: A Yummy First Words Book, illus. by Jennifer Smith (July 5, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4867-2268-6) guides readers through the alphabet with a variety of fruits and vegetables representing each letter. Ages 1–3.

I’m Amazing (May 10, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4867-2272-3) and Let Your Light Shine (May 10, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4867-2273-0) by Keb’ Mo’, illus. by Chris Saunders. In these picture-book adaptations of Keb’ Mo’s songs, readers hear about how wonderful and amazing they are and that they should share their inner light with the world. Ages 3–6.


Choose Your Own Attitude Book by Gail Hayes, illus. by Helen Flook, continues with Happy! (July 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-2304-1), ages 5–8. And How Do ramps up with How Do Satellites Stay in Space? A Book About How Satellites Work by Jessica Taylor, illus. by Srimalie Bassani (Apr. 5, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-2277-8), ages 7–10.


Apple and Magnolia by Laura Gehl, illus. by Patricia Metola (Feb. 8, $18, ISBN 978-1-947888-35-7). Two trees, Apple and Magnolia, form an unlikely friendship that turns out to be a powerful bond. Ages 3–7.

The Good for Nothing Tree by Amy-Jill Levine and Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, illus. by Annie Bowler (Mar. 29, $18, ISBN 978-1-947888-31-9), focuses on a tree that grows later than expected, reminding readers that patience, care, and love can change everything. Ages 3–7.

I Love You, Blue by Barroux (Mar. 22, $18, ISBN 978-1-947888-36-4). This tale of a lighthouse keeper’s friendship with a whale named Blue introduces the impact of plastic waste in the oceans. Ages 3–7.

Free Spirit

Sometimes When I’m Bored by Deborah Serani, illus. by Kyra Teis (June 28, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-695-6), offers children practical strategies for coping with boredom. Ages 4–8.

Simple Acts: The Busy Teen’s Guide to Making a Difference by Natalie Silverstein (July 12, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63198-626-0) equips young people with the hands-on tools and know-how they need to make meaningful change on issues they care about. Ages 13 and up.


Toddler Tools rolls along with Messy Time by Elizabeth Verdick, illus. by Marieka Heinlen (Apr. 12, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-63198-607-9), ages up to 3. Learning About Me & You by Cheri J. Meiners presents I’m Me: A Book About Confidence and a Sense of Self-Worth (June 28, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-63198-663-5), ages 2–4. All the Time by Deborah Farmer Kris, illus. by Jennifer Zivoin, debuts with I Love You All the Time (Feb. 22, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-506-5), You Have Feelings All the Time (Feb. 22, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-509-6), and You Wonder All the Time (July 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-698-7), ages 2–6.

Joining We Say What’s Okay by Lydia Bowers, illus. by Isabel Muñoz, is We Ask Permission (Feb. 22, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-675-8), ages 3–5. And Laugh & Learn by Eric Braun, illus. by Steve Mark, welcomes How to Take the Groan Out of Grown-Ups (and Get Along!) (Feb. 22, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63198-617-8), ages 8–13.


Pops by Gavin Bishop (Apr. 5, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-77657-400-1) captures a child and their grandfather as they share a day of pleasant moments together. Ages up to 4.

Bumblebee Grumblebee by David Elliot (Feb. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-77657-402-5) twists the names of animals into funny new words. Ages 2–4.

Lisette’s Lie by Catharina Valckx (May 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-440-7) explores the differences between storytelling and little white lies and the importance of good intentions. Ages 3–7.

Elephant Island by Leo Timmers (Mar. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-434-6). A resourceful shipwrecked elephant makes his tiny island a home for the many friends who come to the rescue. Ages 3–8.

The Tale of the Tiny Man by Barbro Lindgren, illus. by Eva Eriksson (Apr. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-409-4). A small, lonely man makes friends with a dog but worries when a girl shows up and befriends the dog, too. Ages 4–10.

Free Kid to Good Home by Hiroshi Ito (May 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-442-1). When her baby brother arrives, a girl decides she needs a new family—so she writes Free Kid on a box and waits in the street for some better parents to choose her. Ages 5–9.

The Secrets of Cricket Karlsson by Kristina Sigunsdotter, illus. by Ester Eriksson (Apr. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-427-8). Eleven-year-old aspiring artist Cricket tries to win back her best friend and get her mother to stop sighing at everything. Ages 8–12.

Gibbs Smith

Grab Your Pillow, Armadillo:
A Silly Book of Fun Goodnights
by Haily and Kevin Meyers (Apr. 22, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-6124-5). Rhymes challenge young listeners to guess which sleepy animal is hiding under each giant flap. Ages up to 3.

Sigh Like a Sloth (Apr. 5, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4236-6013-2) and Sway Like an Octopus (Apr. 5, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4236-6014-9) encourage toddlers to mimic the movements of these animals and develop a mind-body connection. Ages up to 3.


BabyLit greets E Is for Earth, illus. by Greg Paprocki (Mar. 8, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4236-6024-8), ages up to 3. And Little Naturalists welcomes Rachel Carson Cared About Our World (Apr. 5, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4236-6035-4) and Teddy Roosevelt Loved the Outdoors (Apr. 5, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4236-5717-0) by Kate Coombs, illus. by Seth Lucas, ages up to 3.

Graphic Arts


Play It! presents Jazz and Folk Songs by Jennifer Kemmeter and Antimo Marrone (May 24, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5131-2878-8), ages 5–10.


I’s the B’y: The Beloved Newfoundland Folk Song, illus. by Lauren Soloy (May 30, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-833-2), shares lyrics from a classic folk song about community, culture, and the seaside. Ages 3–8.

Nature Is an Artist by Jennifer Lavallee, illus. by Natalia Colombo (May 15, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-649-9). A group of children follow Nature as they discover the world’s greatest art show hidden in plain sight. Ages 3–8.

Wildflower by Melanie Brown, illus. by Sara Gillingham (May 22, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-906-3). A daisy who’s told she’s “just a weed” embarks on a journey to find her place. Ages 3–8.

The Youngest Sister by Suniyay Moreno, illus. by Mariana Chiesa, trans. by Elisa Amado (May 5, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-875-2). In the Andean foothills, a five-year-old Quechua girl is entrusted with a big job: to collect a marrow bone from the neighbor for the family soup. Ages 5–8.

Drawing Outdoors by Jairo Buitrago, trans. by Elisa Amado, illus. by Rafael Yockteng (May 2, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-847-9). Students spend time outdoors with their teacher drawing spectacular dinosaurs that come to life and turn their school into a wondrous place. Ages 5–9.

Tâpwê and the Magic Hat by Buffy Sainte-Marie, illus. by Michelle Alynn Clement (June 3, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-546-1). During a visit to the other side of the Cree reserve, Tâpwê receives a mysterious gift from Kokhom (Grandmother)—and finds himself on an unforgettable adventure. Ages 6–9.

Be the Change: Rob Greenfield’s Call to Kids—Making a Difference in a Messed-Up World by Rob Greenfield and Antonia Banyard (Apr. 18, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-591-1). YouTube star and zero-waste activist Greenfield offers a kid-friendly guide to sustainable living. Ages 8–12.

The Curiosities by Zana Fraillon,
illus. by Phil Lesnie (June 2, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77840-008-7) celebrates the varied perspectives that come with being neurodivergent. Ages 8–12.


West Coast Wild ABC by Deborah Hodge, illus. by Karen Reczuch (May 3, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-77306-621-9) is a nature alphabet celebrating the Pacific coast. Ages up to 3.

Angry Me by Sandra V. Feder, illus. by Rahele Jomepour Belle (May 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-338-6). A child learns how to express herself and use coping strategies as she navigates her feelings. Ages 3–7.

As Glenn as Can Be by Sarah Ellis, illus. by Nancy Vo (Apr. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-468-0), offers a portrait of classical pianist Glenn Gould, best known for his interpretation of Bach’s Goldberg Variations. Ages 3–7.

Flock by Sara Cassidy, illus. by Geraldo Valério (Apr. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-440-6). When a child waiting for the bus feeds her lunch to a few hungry pigeons, more birds start showing up, each one bigger and more fantastical than the last. Ages 3–7.

I’m Not Sydney! by Marie-Louise Gay (Mar. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-597-7). Sydney and his friends gather outside to play, each transforming into a different animal as they gallop, leap, climb, and splash around the neighborhood. Ages 3–7.

Martin and the River by Jon-Erik Lappano, illus. by Josée Bisaillon (Mar. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-444-4). Martin prepares himself for his family’s move away from his favorite river to a home in the city, where he finds new connections to nature. Ages 3–7.

Sun Wishes by Patricia Storms, illus. by Milan Pavlovic (May 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-450-5), follows the sun as it shines all around the world. Ages 3–7.

Time to Shine: Celebrating the World’s Iridescent Animals by Karen Jameson, illus. by Dave Murray (Apr. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-462-8), looks at animals that use their iridescence to both blend in and stand out. Ages 3–7.

Tug: A Log Boom’s Journey by Scot Ritchie (Mar. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-177-1) depicts a child and his father through their workday on a tugboat on the West Coast as they watch a log boom being made, then tow it to a mill upriver. Ages 3–7.

When I Listen to Silence by Jean E. Pendziwol, illus. by Carmen Mok (Apr. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-254-9). When a child is asked to “please, be quiet!” they sit silently until their imagination sweeps them away on a fantastical journey. Ages 3–7.

Last Week by Bill Richardson, illus. by Emilie Leduc (Apr. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-566-3). A child cherishes every second of their grandmother’s last week of life in this portrayal of medical assistance in dying. Ages 8–12.

Step by Deborah Ellis (Mar. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-594-6). In this collection of short stories, children around the world turn 11 and take a step into their futures, experiencing changes big and small. Ages 8–12.

These Are Not the Words by Amanda West Lewis (Apr. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-792-6). A girl deals with a parent who has addiction and mental-health issues in 1960s New York City. Ages 8–12.

Future History 2050 by Thomas Harding (Mar. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-803-9). In 2020, a researcher is shocked to find a set of notebooks written in the year 2050 detailing the history of the next 30 years. Ages 14 and up.


West Coast Wild adds West Coast Wild at Low Tide by Deborah Hodge, illus. by Karen Reczuch (Mar. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-413-0), ages 3–7. And ThinkCities issues City Streets Are for People by Andrea Curtis, illus. by Emma Fitzgerald (May 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-465-9), ages 8–12.


Ablaze with Color: A Story of Painter Alma Thomas by Jeanne Walker Harvey, illus. by Loveis Wise (Feb. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302189-1) introduces American artist Thomas, the first Black woman to have a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum in New York City and to have her work chosen for the White House’s collection. Ages 4–8.

Ali and the Sea Stars by Ali Stroker, illus. by Gillian Reid (May 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-301571-5). Tony Award-winning actor Stroker tells the story of a spirited girl in a wheelchair who stages a show for her hometown. Ages 4–8.

Being a Dog: A Tail of Mindfulness by Maria Gianferrari, illus. by Pete Oswald (Apr. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306791-2), features a child and their dog as they experience every minute of the day to its fullest. Ages 4–8.

Capybara Is Friends with Everyone by Maddie Frost (Mar. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302102-0). Capybara will do anything for his friends, but it’s exhausting. Ages 4–8.

Extra Ezra Makes an Extra-Special Friend by Kara LaReau, illus. by Vincent X. Kirsch (Mar. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-296565-3). When Ezra meets Jane, the new girl at school, he’s ready to do whatever it takes—and more—to be her friend. Ages 4–8.

The Family Business by Lenore Appelhans, illus. by Ken Lamug (July 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-289886-9). Lucky the racoon is finally big enough to join the family business, but his first day on the job isn’t exactly what he expects. Ages 4–8.

A Friend for Yoga Bunny by Brian Russo (Feb. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-301784-9). Yoga Bunny and her new bear friend learn a variety of yoga poses, meditation warm-ups, and the importance of deep breathing together. Ages 4–8.

Girl Dad by Sean Williams, illus. by Jay Davis (Mar. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-311363-3), celebrates the strong men who raise, love, and uplift resilient girls. Ages 4–8.

A Good Thing Happened Today by Michelle Figueroa, illus. by Ramona Kaulitzki (Apr. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-314231-2), reminds readers that there are positive things happening every day and we can all be a part of them. Ages 4–8.

Hundred Years of Happiness by Thanhhà Lai, illus. by Phung Nguyen Quang and Huynh Kim Lien (Apr. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302692-6). To help An’s grandmother with her memory loss, An and her grandfather Ông grow fruits so they can make xôi gâ´c, Bà’s favorite dish from her wedding many years ago. Ages 4–8.

I Was Born a Baby by Meg Fleming, illus. by Brandon James Scott (Apr. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-315721-7). A boy and some friendly members of the animal kingdom share what they were called when they were born. Ages 4–8.

Layla, the Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish and Jerdine Nolen, illus. by Jessica Gibson (May 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-311387-9). At Unicornia, the school for unicorns, awkward Layla learns why her uniqueness is her biggest strength. Ages 4–8.

Lou by Breanna Carzoo (June 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305405-9). Lou the fire hydrant gets the feeling that there must be more for him to do besides his job as the neighborhood toilet. Ages 4–8.

Lucky by Christy Mandin (May 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-304734-1). Lucky feels like the luckiest pearl in the ocean until one day her home is crushed by trash. Ages 4–8.

Monsters Love Cupcakes by Mike Austin (June 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-228619-2). Colorful monsters mix, bake, and decorate cupcakes. Ages 4–8.

One Wish: Fatima Al-Fihri and the World’s Oldest University by M.O. Yuksel, illus. by Mariam Quraishi (Feb. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-303291-0). Fueled by her faith and determination, a Muslim girl named Fatima worked hard to make her one wish—to learn at a school open to all—come true. Ages 4–8.

Punky Aloha by Shar Tuiasoa (May 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-307923-6). Punky must be brave and encounter new people when her grandmother asks her to go out and get butter for her famous banana bread. Ages 4–8.

A Spoonful of Faith by Jena Holliday (Feb. 15, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-06-301781-8). Mama uses a recipe for kindness, warm hugs, and prayers to help Layla feel confident about starting at a new school. Ages 4–8.

Wonderful You: With the Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle (Apr. 12, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-298425-8) encourages readers to be proud of who they are and to celebrate what makes them unique. Ages 4–8.

The Beast of Buckingham Palace by David Walliams (Mar. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284012-7). When Prince Alfred’s beloved mother the queen is dragged off to the Tower of London, the boy must summon all his courage to embark on a quest to save her. Ages 8–12.

The Civil War of Amos Abernathy by Michael Leali (May 24, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-311986-4). Amos tries to find out about LGBTQ people in 19th-century Illinois for his volunteer work at the Chickaree County Living History Park. Ages 8–12.

Golden Girl by Reem Faruqi (Feb. 22, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-304475-3). When Aafiyah’s father is falsely accused of a crime he hasn’t committed, she knows she needs to do something to help. Ages 8–12.

Green Eyes and Ham by Mary Penney (May 31, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269693-9). After a lifetime of being homeschooled, Ham hopes that a new year in a new school will help make him a whole new person—one with friends his own age. Ages 8–12.

Just a Girl: A True Story of World War II by Lia Levi, illus. by Jess Mason, trans. by Sylvia Notini (Mar. 22, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306508-6). Lia’s family must hide when Mussolini’s racial laws target the Jewish citizens of Italy. Ages 8–12.

Lark and the Wild Hunt by Jennifer Adam (July 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-298133-2). Desperate to find her missing brother, Lark makes a deal with a mysterious fae boy named Rook in exchange for his help with the search. Ages 8–12.

The Last Beekeeper by Pablo Cartaya (July 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-300655-3). Yoly’s family has been guarding a secret for decades: deep within the woods lies the last remnant of a long-extinct bee species, and in its honeycombs is liquid gold. Ages 8–12.

The Prince of Nowhere by Rochelle Hassan (May 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305460-8). Roda, a girl, and Ignis, a shapeshifter, must put aside their differences and work together to defeat a nefarious force. Ages 8–12.

The Secret of Glendunny: The Haunting by Kathryn Lasky (Mar. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-303101-2). When young beaver Dunwattle is sighted, revealing the presence of a secret colony of beavers that has been hidden in the wilds of Scotland for centuries, he threatens their way of life. Ages 8–12.

Small Town Pride by Phil Stamper (May 31, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-311878-2). As Jake and his friends try to find a way to bring Pride to Barton Springs, it seems suspicious that the mayor’s son, Brett, suddenly wants to spend time with Jake. Ages 8–12.

Storm by Nicola Skinner (Mar. 29, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-307168-1). Frankie, who died in a freak natural disaster that wiped out her whole town, is now a ghost and wary of the visitors to her ruined home who have taken a keen interest in her. Ages 8–12.

Wishing Upon the Same Stars by Jacquetta Nammar Feldman (Feb. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-303438-9). When Arab American Yasmeen befriends her Jewish Israeli next-door neighbor, Ayelet, the two girls learn that there’s more that brings them together than might tear them apart. Ages 8–12.

Yonder by Ali Standish (May 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-298568-2). In 1940s North Carolina, Danny searches for his missing best friend, Jack, who used to speak of a hidden magical town called Yonder, and is forced to ask bigger questions about World War II and what makes a hero. Ages 8–12.

Alias Anna: A True Story of Outwitting the Nazis by Susan Hood with Greg Dawson (Mar. 22, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-308389-9). When the Germans invade Ukraine, Zhanna, a young Jewish piano prodigy, outwits and flees her Nazi pursuers in order to remain alive. Ages 10 and up.

This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi (Feb. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297244-6). Alizeh, who is heir to the jinn throne, conceals her identity while working for humans in this series starter inspired by Persian mythology. Ages 13–17.


Ally Baby Can by Nyasha Williams, illus. by Jade Orlando, introducting allyship, launches with Be Antiracist (May 3, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-06-321453-8) and Be Feminist (May 3, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-06-321454-5), ages 4–8. I Can Read Comics Level 1 greets Baby Shark’s Big Show! Hide and Hunt (May 17, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-315889-4), ages 4–8. New I Can Read Level 1 titles are Baby Shark’s Big Show! Yup Day (Mar. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-315891-7); The Bad Seed Goes to the Library (Mar. 29, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-295456-5) The Good Egg and the Talent Show (Mar. 29, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-295459-6), both by Jory John, illus. by Pete Oswald; The Berenstain Bears Share and Share Alike! by Mike Berenstain (May 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302453-3); Biscuit and Friends Visit the Community Garden by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Pat Schories (Mar. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-291001-1); Love, Diana: Meet Diana (Feb. 8, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-320439-3); Pinkalicious: Kindergarten Fun by Victoria Kann (June 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-300385-9); and Smurfs: Meet the Smurfs by Peyo (May 3, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-307798-0), ages 4–8.

Joining I Can Read Level 2 are Clark the Shark: Friends Forever by Bruce Hale, illus. by Guy Francis (June 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-291259-6); and Pinkalicious: Message in a Bottle by Victoria Kann (Feb. 22, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-300382-8), ages 4–8. I Can Read Level 3 gains Gigi and Ojiji by Melissa Iwai (May 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-320806-3), starring a six-year-old biracial girl learning about her Japanese heritage, ages 4–8. And Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2 issues A Pandemic Is Worldwide by Sarah L. Thomson, illus. by Taia Morley (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-308626-5), ages 4–8.

Love, Diana, based on the YouTube phenomenon, kicks off with Happy Halloween! (July 19, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-320441-6) and The Princess Handbook (May 3, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-320440-9), ages 4–8. My First I Can Read publishes The Berenstain Bears Meet the Easter Bunny by Mike Berenstain (Feb. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302447-2), ages 4–8. My Little Pony saddles up with Easter Egg Surprise! (Feb. 8, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-306348-8), ages 4–8. Pete the Cat by James Dean and Kimberly Dean adds Pete the Cat’s Not So Groovy Day (May 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297422-8), ages 4–8. And Smurfs by Peyo serves up Halloween (July 19, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-307815-4) and How Much Farther, Papa Smurf?, illus. by Melanie Demmer (Apr. 26, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-06-307797-3), ages 4–8.

Dungeons & Dragons launches a line of early chapter books with A Goblin Problem by Madeleine Roux, illus. by Timothy Probert (May 17, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-303918-6), ages 6–10. HarperChapters delivers S.O.S.: Society of Substitutes #5: Frenemies (Mar. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-300661-4) and S.O.S.: Society of Substitutes #6: Field Day! (June 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-300664-5) by Alan Katz, illus. by Alex Lopez; and Wednesday and Woof #1: Catastrophe (Apr. 5, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297601-7) and Wednesday and Woof #2: New Pup on the Block (Apr. 5, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297607-9) by Sherri Winston, illus. by Gladys Jose, ages 6–10. Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids rolls out The Big Book of Knock-Knock Jokes by Rob Elliott (Feb. 22, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-308066-9), ages 6–10. My Weirder-Est School offers Mr. Ott Is a Crackpot! (Feb. 15, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-291083-7) and Mrs. Stoker Is a Joker! (June 21, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-291086-8) by Dan Gutman, illus. by Jim Paillot, ages 6–10. And Wind Riders by Jen Marlin, illus. by Marta Kissi, welcomes Shipwreck in Seal Bay (Mar. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302935-4), ages 6–10.

Bamboo Kingdom by Erin Hunter continues with River of Secrets (June 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302198-3), ages 8–12. New to Bravelands: Curse of the Sandtongue by Erin Hunter is The Venom Spreads (Mar. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-296688-9), ages 8–12. Cinders and Sparks by Lindsey Kelk, illus. by Pippa Curnick, reveals Goblins and Gold (Apr. 5, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-300674-4), ages 8–12. Float by Laura Martin, featuring kids with uncontrollable abilities, launches with Vanishing Act (July 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-313676-2), ages 8–12. The Game Master by Matt and Rebecca Zamolo greets Mansion Mystery (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302513-4), ages 8–12. Land of Roar by Jenny McLachlan, illus. by Ben Mantle, spotlighting an imaginary magical world, debuts with The Battle for Roar (May 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-324914-1), ages 8–12. Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh gains Something Wicked (July 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-298801-0), ages 8–12. Warriors Graphic Novel by Erin Hunter issues Warriors: Exile from Shadowclan (June 7, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-06-304327 -5), ages 8–12. And Hunter’s Warriors: A Starless Clan begins with River (Apr. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305008-2), ages 8–12.

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The Digger and the Duckling by Joseph Kuefler (Feb. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306254-2). When a lost duckling waddles onto the jobsite, Digger and his friends learn to become a family. Ages 4–8.

Don’t Worry, Murray by David Ezra Stein (June 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284524-5). Anxious Murray gradually discovers that he can go outside, make new friends, and be brave. Ages 4–8.

If You Live Here by Kate Gardner, illus. by Christopher Silas Neal (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286532-8), pays tribute to the unique and special places we call home. Ages 4–8.

Me and Ms. Too by Laura Ruby, illus. by Dung Ho (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-289433-5). When Molly’s father marries Ms. Too, Molly discovers that not all change is scary. Ages 4–8.

The Real Riley Mayes by Rachel Elliott (May 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299575-9). For a class assignment to write a letter to someone you admire, Riley picks her favorite comedian, Joy Powers, and realizes she has a crush on her. Ages 8–12.

A Song Called Home by Sara Zarr (Feb. 22, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-304492-0). Lou receives a mysterious birthday gift, a guitar that she knows must be from her father, and believes that learning to play it will bring him home. Ages 8–12.

Where the Sky Lives by Margaret Dilloway (Mar. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-304724-2). Twelve-year-old amateur astronomer Tuesday believes that a riddle left by her beloved late uncle is the key to saving Zion National Park—where she lives with her park archaeologist mother—from encroaching development. Ages 8–12.

All That’s Left in the World by Erik J. Brown (Mar. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305497-4). When a deadly pathogen kills off most of the world’s population, Andrew and Jamie must bond together to survive and search for civilization. Ages 13 and up.

The Chandler Legacies by Abdi Nazemian (Feb. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-303932-2). At an elite boarding school, five teens are brought together in a writing group where life-changing friendships are born—and secrets are revealed. Ages 13 and up.

Improbable Magic for Cynical Witches by Kate Scelsa (May 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-246503-0). Ostracized by her classmates after losing her best friend and first love, Eleanor has spent the past year in a haze, vowing to stay away from anything resembling romance—that is, until real-life witch Pix shows up with an unusual invitation. Ages 13 and up.

The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School by Sonora Reyes (May 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306023-4). Yami is one of the only Mexican kids at her new, mostly white, very rich Catholic school, but at least here no one knows she’s gay. Ages 13 and up.

A Little Bit Country by Brian D. Kennedy (May 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-308565-7). Sparks fly when Emmett, the nephew of a country music legend, and Luke, the grandson of a disgraced country singer, meet. Ages 13 and up.

Lulu and Milagro’s Search for Clarity by Angela Velez (Feb. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-307178-0). Two Latinx sisters who couldn’t be more different become begrudging partners on their school’s cross-country college road trip. Ages 13 and up.

Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhanese American by Laura Gao (Mar. 8, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306777-6). After spending her early years in Wuhan, China, Laura immigrates to Texas, where her hometown is as foreign as Mars—until 2020, when Covid-19 makes Wuhan a household name. Ages 13 and up.

Rise of the Vicious Princess by C.J. Redwine (June 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-290893-3). Princess Charis Willowthorn’s only goal is to hold her war-torn kingdom together long enough to find a path toward peace with their ancient foe Montevallo, even if the cost is her own heart. Ages 13 and up.

This Place Is Still Beautiful by XiXi Tian (June 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-308602-9). When Margaret and Annalie’s home is vandalized with a shocking racial slur, the girls differ in their ways of coping with the incident. Ages 13 and up.

From Dust, a Flame by Rebecca Podos (Feb. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269906-0). On Hannah’s 17th birthday, she wakes up transformed with a pair of golden eyes with knife-slit pupils and enlists her brother to help her find the truth about the mutation. Ages 14 and up.

Only on the Weekends by Dean Atta (May 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-315798-9). When Mack’s father gets a job in Scotland and they move there, he gets over his hometown heartbreak with a new case of love at first sight. Ages 14 and up.

Twin Crowns by Catherine Doyle and Katherine Webber (May 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-311613-9) begins a duology about twin princesses separated at birth and raised in entirely different worlds whose lives clash as they each strive to claim their birthright. Ages 14 and up.


Sir Ladybug by Corey R. Tabor takes flight with Sir Ladybug (Mar. 29, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306906-0) and Sir Ladybug and the Queen Bee (June 28, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306909-1), ages 6–10. Emmie & Friends revs up with Remarkably Ruby by Terri Libenson (May 3, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-06-313919-0), ages 8–12. Supernatural Investigations by B.B. Alston continues with Amari and the Great Game (Apr. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297519-5), ages 8–12.


Baby’s Here! by Jessica Young, illus. by Genevieve Godbout (Apr. 26, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-358-43858-8). This interactive board book celebrates the arrival of a new baby. Ages up to 3.

The Pronoun Book by Chris Ayala-Kronos, illus. by Melita Tirado (Mar. 22, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-358-65315-8). A diverse cast of people introduces their pronouns. Ages up to 3.

Not Yet, Yeti by Bethany V. Freitas, illus. by Maddie Frost (June 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-45025-2). Yeti learns the importance of patience and perseverance as he uses growth mindset on his first day of kindergarten. Ages 3–7.

Also by E.B. Goodale (Feb. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-15394-8) follows one family through generations of time spent together, showing how memories allow us to connect to the past, the present, and each other. Ages 4–7.

Hello, Puddle! by Anita Sanchez, illus. by Luisa Uribe (Mar. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-38144-0), explores a deceptively simple but unexpectedly crucial resource for wildlife: puddles. Ages 4–7.

Little Bat Up All Day by Brian Lies (July 12, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-358-26985-4). Little Bat stays up all day and learns what the world looks like when he’s usually asleep. Ages 4–7.

Lost and Found by Kate Banks, illus. by Galia Bernstein (Feb. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-00422-6). Woodland creatures discover a lost doll and try to figure out from where and whom it came. Ages 4–7.

A Perfect Fit: How Lena “Lane” Bryant Changed the Shape of Fashion by Mara Rockliff, illus. by Juana Martinez-Neal (Apr. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-12543-3), details how a Lithuanian immigrant with a brilliant eye for fashion and business started the Lane Bryant clothing brand. Ages 4–7.

Drew LeClair Gets a Clue by Katryn Bury (Mar. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-63960-2). Twelve-year-old Drew uses her true crime expertise to catch the cyberbully in her school. Ages 8–12.

A Duet for Home by Karina Yan Glaser (Apr. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-87640-8). Biracial sixth-graders June and Tyrell, who live in a homeless shelter, become friends over a shared love of classical music and confront a new housing policy that puts homeless families in danger. Ages 8–12.

Freddie vs. the Family Curse by Tracy Badua (May 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-61289-6). A Filipino American boy teams up with his ancestor to break the curse that has haunted their family for generations. Ages 8–12.

Morning Sun in Wuhan by Ying Chang Compestine (May 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-57205-3). Through her love for cooking, 13-year-old Mei makes a difference in her community of Wuhan when the Covid-19 pandemic begins. Ages 8–12.

A Reluctant Witch’s Guide to Magic by Shivaun Plozza (July 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-54127-1). When a non-magical girl discovers that she does, indeed, have magic, she must choose between two warring witch covens. Ages 8–12.

Turn the Tide by Elaine Dimopoulos (Mar. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-53815-8). Inspired by the Wijsen sisters of Bali, Mimi turns her focus from classical piano to a new obsession: forming a grassroots, kid-led movement to ban plastic bags in her island home in Florida. Ages 8–12.

Loyalty by Avi (Feb. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-24807-1) explores the American Revolution through the eyes of a young Loyalist turned British spy. Ages 10–12.

The Shelterlings by Sarah Beth Durst (June 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-35039-2). A group of magical misfit animals learns to appreciate their seemingly useless powers—and each other—when they work together to thwart a villain’s attempt to steal their magic. Ages 10–12.

Girls Solve Everything: Stories of Women Entrepreneurs Building a Better World by Catherine Thimmesh, illus. by Melissa Sweet (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-10634-0), profiles brave women from diverse backgrounds who have made the world a better place through their businesses. Ages 10 and up.

Breathe and Count Back from Ten by Natalia Sylvester (May 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-53686-4). A Peruvian American teen with hip dysplasia auditions to become a mermaid at a local theme park in the summer before her senior year. Ages 12 and up.

The Darkening by Sunya Mara (July 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-56198-9). In this YA fantasy debut, the only hope for a city trapped in the eye of a cursed storm lies with the daughter of failed revolutionaries and a prince who is terrified of his throne. Ages 12 and up.

Epically Earnest by Molly Horan (June 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-56613-7). A high school senior works up the courage to ask her long-time crush to prom while deciding if she should look for her biological family, in this romantic LGBTQ comedy of errors inspired by Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. Ages 12 and up.

Ride with Me by Lucy Keating (June 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-46831-8). Neighborhood rideshare driver Charlie crashes into the school’s cute but annoying party boy, wrecking his car and her no-strings-attached attitude toward life. Ages 12 and up.

A Thousand Steps into Night by Traci Chee (Mar. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-46998-8). In this Japanese-influenced fantasy, a girl who’s never longed for adventure is hit with a curse that begins to transform her into a demon. Ages 12 and up.

How to Live Without You by Sarah Everett (May 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-25622-9). Seventeen-year-old Emmy returns home for the summer to uncover the truth behind her sister Rose’s disappearance—only to learn that Rose had many secrets. Ages 14 and up.


Curious George by H.A. Rey grows with Count and Clap with Curious George (Mar. 15, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-358-42338-6) and My First Kite (Apr. 19, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-358-54935-2), ages up to 3. Goodnight Train by June Sobel, illus. by Laura Huliska-Beith, is on track with Goodnight Train Halloween (July 12, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-358-62607-7), ges up to 3. And Gossie & Friends by Olivier Dunrea greets Ollie’s Hug (Mar. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-358-66393-5), ages up to 3.

By the Numbers by Steve Jenkins adds Animal Facts: By the Numbers (June 14, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-358-47012-0; $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-358-47013-7) and One Day: By the Numbers (June 14, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-358-47011-3; $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-358-47014-4), ages 6–9. And Sydney and Taylor star in Sydney and Taylor and the Great Friend Expedition by Jacqueline Davies, illus. by Deborah Hocking (Feb. 22, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-358-38662-9), ages 6–9.

The Midnight Orchestra by Jessica Khoury (June 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-61291-9) is a new Mystwick School Novel, ages 8–12. Wow in the World gains Wow in the Wild: The Amazing World of Animals by Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz, illus. by Jack Teagle (Mar. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-358-30689-4), ages 8–12. Scientists in the Field expands with The Snowy Owl Scientist by Mark Wilson (Apr. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-32959-6), ages 9–13. The Prison Healer trilogy by Lynette Noni concludes with The Blood Traitor by (June 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-43460-3), ages 12 and up. The Bloodleaf Trilogy by Crystal Smith ends with Ebonwilde (Apr. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-328-49632-4), ages 14 and up. And These Hollow Vows by Lexi Ryan issues These Twisted Bonds (July 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-38658-2), ages 14 and up.

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Pasos Firmes by Francisco Jiménez (May 31, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-62126-3), ages 12 and up.


Matias and the Cloud by Jorge G. Palomera, illus. by Ana Sanfelippo (Feb. 22, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-358-46774-8; $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-358-46776-2). A boy and his dog discover a magical surprise on the boy’s birthday in this wordless picture book with graphic novel-style panels. Ages 4–7.

Took: A Ghost Story (graphic novel) by Mary Downing Hahn, adapted by Scott Peterson et al. (Mar. 1, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-358-53688-8; $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-358-53687-1). Daniel doesn’t believe the woods behind his new home are haunted by an evil witch, but then his little sister disappears into the forest and he knows something is terribly wrong. Ages 8–12.

Crumbs by Danie Stirling (June 7, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-358-46779-3; $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-358-46781-6). In this volume adapted from digital comic platform Webtoon, Ray, a young seer struggling with her powers discovers first love and friendship in her town’s magic bakery. Ages 12 and up.


Stick and Stone return for Stick and Stone Explore and More by Beth Ferry, illus. by Kristen Cella (June 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-358-54936-9), ages 6–9. Easy-to-read graphic novel series The Sparkle Dragons by Emma Carlson Berne, illus. by Luke Flowers, launches with The Sparkle Dragons (Apr. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-53809-7; $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-358-53808 -0), ages 7–10. OMGs by Stephanie Cooke and Insha Fitzpatrick, illus. by Juliana Moon, offers The Forgotten Maze (Apr. 5, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-358-29953-0), ages 8–12. And Sloth Sleuth by Cyndi Marko, starring the world’s first sloth sleuth, debuts with Sloth Sleuth (June 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-358-44893-8), ages 8–12.


Eat Your Woolly Mammoths! Two Million Years of the World’s Most Amazing Food Facts, from the Stone Age to the Future by James Solheim (Apr. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-239705-8) travels through the centuries and around the world exploring foods that have been eaten—and enjoyed—over the years. Ages 4–8.

I’m Not Small by Nina Crews (Mar. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305826-2) introduces children to the concepts of size and comparisons. Ages 4–8.

Lift, Mix, Fling! Machines Can Do Anything by Lola M. Schaefer, illus. by James Yang (Mar. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-245710-3), spotlights the six different simple machines: the screw, the lever, the wedge, the pulley, the inclined plane, and the wheel and axle. Ages 4–8.

Little Houses by Kevin Henkes, illus. by Laura Dronzek (May 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-296572-1). When a girl visits her grandparents at the beach, she stays in a little house and walks along the shore gathering seashells—which were once little houses of their own. Ages 4–8.

Meow by Chris Raschka (May 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-304935-2). When a girl accidentally steps on her cat Marigold’s tail, the surprised and hurt cat runs for cover. Ages 4–8.

A Mouthful of Minnows by John Hare (May 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-309322-5). Alphonso the snapping turtle has second thoughts about his breakfast when a family of minnows swims by. Ages 4–8.

Peanut Gets Fed Up by Dana Wulfekotte (Apr. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-245582-6). Longing for an independent adventure, Peanut the stuffed penguin slips out of his beloved human’s backpack. Ages 4–8.

A Spoonful of Frogs by Casey Lyall, illus. by Vera Brosgol (July 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-289029-0). The key ingredient to a witch’s favorite treat is a spoonful of frogs. But how do you keep the frogs on the spoon? Ages 4–8.

Ten Owies by Tony Johnston, illus. by Annabel Tempest (June 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-264460-2). Ten children get 10 “owies” that can only be cured by the following: a kiss, a hug, and as many colorful Band-Aids as possible. Ages 4–8.

Trucks on Trucks by Sorche Fairbank, illus. by Nik Henderson (May 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284209-1), showcases many vehicles. Ages 4–8.

Up Your Nose by Seth Fishman, illus. by Isabel Greenberg (June 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-295338-4), explores the five main types of germs—bacteria, viruses, protozoa, fungi, and helminths—and the immune system that protects humans against them. Ages 4–8.

Yoshi and the Ocean: A Sea Turtle’s Incredible Journey Home by Lindsay Moore (May 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306098-2). After 20 years in captivity, a rescued and rehabilitated sea turtle was released back into the ocean and traveled more than 22,000 miles in 982 days to find her way home. Ages 4–8.

Camp Famous by Jennifer Blecher (May 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-314068-4). Desperately wanting to fit in when she’s mistakenly sent to a summer camp for famous kids, Abby creates a fake identity as a famous author. Ages 8–12.

Leave It to Plum! by Matt Phelan (June 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-307916-8). Plum the peacock loves his job of ambassador at the Athensville Zoo, but chaos ensues when a small mammal with a big ego tries to take over. Ages 8–12.

Those Kids from Fawn Creek by Erin Entrada Kelly (Mar. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297035-0). When Orchid arrives from Paris and becomes the 12th member of the seventh grade class at Fawn Creek Middle School, the other students don’t know what to think. Ages 8–12.

The Turtle of Michigan by Naomi Shihab Nye (Mar. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-301416-9) follows a boy named Aref as he travels from Muscat, Oman, to Ann Arbor, Mich., and adjusts to a new life and school in the U.S. Ages 8–12.

Unseen Magic by Emily Lloyd-Jones (Feb. 22, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305798-2). When Fin uses magic to try to alleviate her anxiety, she accidentally unleashes an evil doppelganger. Ages 8–12.

Gallant by V.E. Schwab (Mar. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-283577-2). After growing up at a boarding school, Olivia returns to what feels like her home of Gallant, but is actually a haunted, dangerous place. Ages 13 and up.

Katzenjammer by Francesca Zappia (June 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-316165-8). Cat doesn’t remember why she has been trapped in her high school, where she lives, or why she and the other students are slowly transforming, but she must find a way out. Ages 14 and up.


I Can Read Level 3 rolls out Vivi Loves Science: Sink or Float by Kimberly Derting, illus. by Joelle Murray and Shelli R. Johannes (Feb. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-311657-3), ages 4–8.


Swan Lake: Quest for the Kingdoms by Rey Terciero, illus. by Megan Kearney (Mar. 15, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294148-0). Odette and Dillie set out to break the curse that transforms Odette into a swan every morning and ease the tension between their feuding families. Ages 8–12.

Swim Team by Johnnie Christmas (May 17, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305677-0). New girl at school Bree unexpectedly becomes one of the star members of her swim team. Ages 8–12.


FGTeeV, illus. by Miguel Díaz Rivas, presents The Switcheroo Rescue! (Apr. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-309300-3), ages 8–12. I Can Read Comics Level 1 continues with Fish and Wave by Sergio Ruzzier (May 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-307667-9); and My Little Pony: Izzy Comes Home (May 17, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-303751-9), ages 4–8. Arlo & Pips by Elise Gravel adds New Kids in the Flock (Apr. 5, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-235125-8), ages 6–10. And Beak & Ally are back in The Big Storm by Norm Feuti (May 3, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302163-1), ages 6–10.

Cat & Cat Adventures by Susie Yi gains The Goblet of Infinity (June 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-308384-4), ages 6–10. Joining Crab and Snail by Beth Ferry, illus. by Jared Chapman, is The Invisible Whale (Mar. 22, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-296213-3), ages 6–10. Cryptid Club, following the adventures of elusive creatures, kicks off with Bigfoot Takes the Field by Michael Brumm, illus. by Jeff Mack (June 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306079-1), ages 6–10. And Lightfall by Tim Probert delivers Shadow of the Bird (Apr. 5, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299050-1), ages 8–12.


Bye Bye, Binary by Eric Geron, illus. by Charlene Chua (May 3, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-321514-6). A joyful baby refuses to conform to the gender binary, and instead chooses toys, colors, and clothes that makes them feel happy. Ages up to 4.

Hide & Slide: My Little Kitten (Mar. 29, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-322373-8) and Hide & Slide: My Little Puppy (Mar. 29, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-322372-1) by Jackie McCann, illus. by Tjarda Borsboom. Little Kitten and Little Puppy explore in these books featuring sliders that allow readers to play with the illustrations. Ages up to 4.

Roar! I’m a Dinosaur by Merrill Rainey (June 21, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-309207-5). Readers can learn how dinosaurs behaved and even morph into their favorite species by holding up the book to their face. Ages up to 4.


Baby Shark by Pinkfong cruises along with Good Night, Baby Shark! (May 10, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-315796-5), ages up to 4. Berenstain Bears by Mike Berenstain builds with The Berenstain Bears’ Numbers Book (May 3, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-302442-7), ages up to 4. And Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids cracks up with Belly Laughs: A My First LOL Book by Rob Elliott, illus. by Zoe Waring (May 10, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-308084-3), ages up to 4.

Little Bakers by Caroline Wright, illus. by Alison Oliver, expands with B Is for Brownies: An ABC Baking Book (Mar. 22, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-307185-8), ages up to 4. New to Om Child by Lisa Edwards, illus. by Sandhya Prabhat, is I Am Well: Mind, Body, and Healthy Habits (Feb. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-306842-1), ages up to 4. And Pete the Cat by James Dean and Kimberly Dean welcomes Pete the Cat and the Mysterious Smell (May 3, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-297424-2), ages 4–8.


Being Mary Bennet by J.C. Peterson (Mar. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306013-5) is a Jane Austen-inspired romantic comedy of errors about a girl who resolves to become the main character of her own story (at any and all costs). Ages 13 and up.

Blood Scion by Deborah Falaye (Mar. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-295404-6). In this fantasy debut based on Yoruba-Nigerian mythology, 15-year-old Sloane must keep her identity as a descendant of gods hidden while she destroys a brutal ruling army from within. Ages 13 and up.

Confessions of an Alleged Good Girl by Joya Goffney (May 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302484-7). A preacher’s daughter in small-town Texas finds herself in a love triangle as she seeks a secret cure for not being able to physically have sex. Ages 13 and up.

Daughters of the Dawn by Sasha Nanua (June 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-298562-0). Ria and Rani have barely settled into their new lives—as princesses and as sisters—at the palace, when a sinister new prophecy uproots them. Ages 13 and up.

A Disaster in Three Acts by Kelsey Rodkey (July 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299449-3). Two reluctant ex-friends must film a documentary together—without catching their true feelings on tape. Ages 13 and up.

The Dream Runners by Shveta Thakrar (June 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-289466-3). Seven years ago, Tanvi joined the dream runners: human children freed of all memory and emotion, who collect mortal dreams for the entertainment of the immortal nagas. Ages 13 and up.

How We Ricochet by Faith Gardner (May 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302235-5). Betty and her family are lucky to be alive after surviving a mass shooting, but Betty is thrown when her family members become unrecognizable versions of themselves. Ages 13 and up.

Meet Me in the Middle by Alex Light (July 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-313617-5). Eden struggles with feelings she has for her best friend’s older brother. Ages 13 and up.

Milo and Marcos at the End of the World by Kevin Christopher Snipes (May 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306256-6). Milo is forced to acknowledge his love for Marcos, a fact he’s been hiding from his deeply religious parents. Ages 13 and up.

The Name She Gave Me by Betty Culley (June 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-315783-5). Rynn can’t legally open her adoption records until she turns 18 in two years, but that won’t stop her from searching for her birth family on her own. Ages 13 and up.

Only a Monster by Vanessa Len (Feb. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302464-9). This romantic fantasy debut kicks off a series in which Joan has just learned that her family are monsters with terrifying hidden powers and that her crush at work is a legendary monster slayer. Ages 13 and up.

Someday We’ll Find It by Jennifer Wilson (Apr. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-304465-4). The summer before her senior year, Bliss begins to see a future ahead of her that she never dreamed of. Ages 13 and up.

Storybooth by Storybooth (July 19, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305793-7) is an illustrated collection of true stories by teens compiled by this YouTube storytelling platform. Ages 13 and up.

A Thousand Heartbeats by Kiera Cass (July 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-266578-2). Following her mother’s death, Annika, the Princess of Cracea, lives under the threat of a marriage arranged by her cold father. Ages 13 and up.

A Year to the Day by Robin Benway (June 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-285443-8). Leo has been struggling to remember what happened the night his best friend Nina died in an accident, and Nina’s boyfriend may be the only one with an answer. Ages 13 and up.

Empress Crowned in Red by Ciannon Smart (June 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294601-0). Rival witches Jaz and Iraya must face a new threat that could destroy all they have been fighting for. Ages 14 and up.

Out of the Blue by Jason June (May 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-301520-3). Crest, a teen merperson, develops feelings for Sean, a human lifeguard, during Crest’s traditional rite of passage requiring that he help a human within one moon cycle or be stuck on land in human form forever. Ages 14 and up.

The Silence That Binds Us by Joanna Ho (June 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305934-4). In the aftermath of her brother’s death by suicide, racist accusations are hurled against May’s parents for putting too much pressure on their kids. Ages 14 and up.

Some Mistakes Were Made by Kristin Dwyer (Apr. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-308853-5). After moving across the country, Ellis hasn’t spoken to her childhood best friend Easton in a year; when Easton’s mother invites her home for a visit, Ellis finds herself tangled up in the web of heartache, betrayal, and anger she left behind. Ages 14 and up.

The Song That Moves the Sun by Anna Bright (June 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-308352-3). Rora and Claudia learn that there’s a disruption in the balance between worlds and embark on a whirlwind journey to save the universe. Ages 14 and up.


Jane Austen Murder Mysteries by Tirzah Price serves up Sense and Second-Degree Murder (Apr. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288983-6), ages 14 and up.


The Summer of Bitter and Sweet by Jen Ferguson (May 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-308616-6). Over one summer in a Canadian prairie town, a demisexual Métis teen girl grapples with an unwelcome figure from her past as well as questions about identity, secrets, and her sexuality. Ages 13 and up.


Jo Jo Makoons returns in Fancy Pants by Dawn Quigley, illus. by Tara Audibert (May 10, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-301540-1), ages 6–10.


Thank You, Mama by Linda Meeker, illus. by Sandra Eide (Apr. 5, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4002-3145-4), features TikTok and Instagram stars Grey and Mama focusing on gratitude, manners, and the joy of sharing meals with loved ones. Ages 3–7.

Good Morning, Little One: New Mercies and Prayers to Carry You Through the Day by Amy Kavelaris (Feb. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4002-3194-2) is a book of blessings and prayers that remind children of God’s loving promises revealed in nature. Ages 4–8.

Here’s to Your Dreams! A Teatime with Noah Book by Dave Hollis, illus. by Arief Putra (Feb. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4002-3175-1), draws on themes from the author’s Teatime with Noah video series to reinforce young readers’ self-esteem. Ages 4–8.

What Will I Do with My Love Today? by Kristin Chenoweth, illus. by Maine Diaz (Mar. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4002-2843-0), follows young Kristi Dawn around New York City as she shares her love through acts of generosity. Ages 4–8.

You’re Always Enough: And More Than I Hoped for by Emily Ley, illus. by Romina Galotta (May 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4002-3152-2), helps builds self-confidence in children by filling them with love and inviting them to become who they’re meant to be. Ages 4–8.

You Can Count on God: 100 Devotions for Kids by Max Lucado (Feb. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4002-3332-8) teaches children that they can count on God’s unconditional love. Ages 6–10.

Be the Boss of Your Stuff: The Kids’ Guide to Decluttering and Creating Your Own Space by Allie Casazza (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4002-2641-2) breaks down each step of the decluttering process, helping kids see that the less they own, the more time they have for what’s important. Ages 8–12.


Jesus Calling by Sarah Young, illus. by Katya Longhi and Kristen Humphrey, continues with Easter Prayers (Feb. 22, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4002-3446-2), ages up to 4. And Really Woolly by Bonnie Rickner Jensen, illus. by Julie Sawyer Phillips, gains My First Easter (Feb. 15, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4002-2513-2), ages up to 4.

HarperCollins/Quill Tree

The Greatest Song of All: How Isaac Stern United the World to Save Carnegie Hall by Megan Hoyt, illus. by Katie Hickey (June 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-304527-9). When urban planner Robert Moses put a plan in motion to demolish Carnegie Hall, violin virtuoso Stern fought to save it. Ages 4–8.

Not So Small by Pat Zietlow Miller, illus. by Paola Escobar (May 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284744-7), delivers the message that no matter your size, you can do big things. Ages 4–8.

Breda’s Island by Jessie Ann Foley (July 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-320772-1). After Breda gets caught stealing, her mother sends her to Ireland to live with her storyteller grandfather for the summer. Ages 8–12.

Falling Short by Ernesto Cisneros (Mar. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288172-4). Sixth graders and best friends Marco and Isaac support each other as star basketball player Isaac plans to keep up with schoolwork, and straight-A student Marco vows to make the basketball team. Ages 8–12.

In the Beautiful Country by Jane Kuo (June 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-311898-0). Anna counts the days until her family gets to move to America from Taiwan, but the country isn’t at all what Anna pictured. Ages 8–12.

The Legend of Brightblade by Ethan M. Aldridge (Mar. 1, $23.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299553-7). A young prince must learn to be his own kind of hero in this graphic novel. Ages 8–12.

Manatee Summer by Evan Griffith (June 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-309491-8). Peter and his best friend Tommy work to protect a manatee in a canal that’s been injured by a boat. Ages 8–12.

Wingbearer by Marjorie Liu, illus. by Teny Issakhanian (Mar. 1, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-06-274116-5). In this adventure series, Zuli and her guardian owl, Frowly, must stop a sinister threat to their magical world. Ages 8–12.

The Wonders We Seek: Thirty Incredible Muslims Who Helped Shape the World by Saadia Faruqi and Aneesa Mumtaz, illus. by Saffa Khan (May 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297344-3), spotlights notable figures who drew inspiration from the Quran to reach remarkable achievements in music, medicine, politics, human rights, literature, sports, technology, and more. 8–12.

A Comb of Wishes by Lisa Stringfellow (Feb. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-304343-5). In this tale inspired by Caribbean folklore, a grieving girl and a vengeful mermaid strike a bargain. Ages 9–12.

Fight + Flight by Jules Machias (May 24, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305394-6). Avery and Sarah forge a much-needed friendship after experiencing a traumatic event at school. Ages 10 and up.

Café con Lychee by Emery Lee (May 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-321027-1). Rivals Theo (the only openly gay guy at school) and Gabriel (who is miserably closeted) find themselves fighting on the same side when a new café opens in their small New England town. Ages 13 and up.

Inheritance by Elizabeth Acevedo, illus. by Andrea Pippins (May 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-293194-8). This poem celebrates the beauty and meaning of natural Black hair and embraces all the complexities of Afro-Latinidad. Ages 13 and up.

Message Not Found by Dante Medema (Mar. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-295443-5). To help grieve the mysterious loss of her best friend Vanessa, Bailey creates a chat bot using years’ worth of their shared text messages and emails; soon, the bot starts hinting that there was more going on with Vanessa than Bailey realized. Ages 13 and up.

The Book of Living Secrets by Madeleine Roux (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294142-8) follows two girls who transport themselves into the world of their favorite book, only to encounter the sinister alternate reality that awaits them. Ages 14 and up.

Squire by Nadia Shammas, illus. by Sara Alfageeh (Mar. 8, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294585-3). In this fantasy graphic novel, Aiza must hide her identity to pursue the only means for a better life in the Bayt-Saji Empire: the knighthood. Ages 14 and up.


Super Secret Super Spies by Max Mason gains Guardians of the Future (July 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-291572-6), ages 8–12. And The Bright & the Pale by Jessica Rubinkowski ends with Wrath & Mercy (Mar. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287155-8), ages 14 and up.


Building by Henry Cole (June 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-313655-7). Two beavers find a stream, build a dam, and raise a family in their new lodge. Ages 4–8.

If You’re a Kid Like Gavin by Gavin Grimm and Kyle Lukoff, illus. by J. Yang (July 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305756-2), offers the true story of young trans activist Grimm, who chose to correct others when they got his pronouns wrong, and stood up for himself when his constitutional rights were being violated. Ages 4–8.

Nigel and the Moon by Antwan Eady, illus. by Gracey Zhang (Feb. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305628-2). It’s easy for Nigel to whisper his dreams for the future to the moon, but not to his classmates during Career Week—especially when he already feels out of place. Ages 4–8.

To Make by Danielle Davis, illus. by Mags Deroma (May 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-308406-3), emphasizes how the spirit of collaboration and patience play a role in creating meaningful work. Ages 4–8.

Chunky Goes to Camp by Yehudi Mercado (June 14, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297282-8). Artist Hudi’s parents sentence him to four weeks at summer camp, where he meets a motley crew of misfits who may just be his people. Ages 8–12.

Dear Friends by Lisa Greenwald (May 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306267-2). When Sylvie’s end-of-summer birthday party becomes the end of Eleni and Sylvie’s lifelong friendship, Eleni sets out to win Sylvie back before they start middle school. Ages 8–12.

The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza by Mac Barnett, illus. by Shawn Harris (May 10, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-308408-7). In this adaptation of a livestreamed cartoon, a cat is blasted into space to become a hero and stop rats from eating the moon. Ages 8–12.

Louisa June and the Nazis in the Waves by L.M. Elliott (Mar. 22, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305656-5) captures life on the U.S. homefront during World War II. Ages 8–12.

The School for Whatnots by Margaret Peterson Haddix (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-283849-0). Max uncovers a note in the handwriting of his best friend Josie, who vanished the summer after fifth grade, whispering something about “whatnot rules.” Ages 8–12.

Unfadeable by Maurice Broaddus (Apr. 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-279634-9). Graffiti artist Bella tries to stay under the radar but is compelled to fight back when she discovers that people in high places are trying to defund her Indianapolis neighborhood. Ages 8–12.

Anybody Here Seen Frenchie? by Leslie Connor (Feb. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299936-8). When her autistic, nonverbal friend Frenchie goes missing, Aurora must figure out how to use her voice to help find him, and lift him up when he is found. Ages 8 and up.

Flip the Script by Lyla Lee (May 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-293693-6) spotlights a romance between two teens starring in a TV K-drama who decide that when the script isn’t working, it’s time to rewrite it themselves. Ages 13 and up.

Gideon Green in Black and White by Katie Henry (May 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-295573-9). Gideon thinks his run as a locally famous boy detective is over, until his best friend Lily shows up in need of help investigating a story for the school newspaper. Ages 13 and up.

Extasia by Claire Legrand (Feb. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269663-2). In this YA horror novel, a girl joins a coven to root out a vicious evil that’s stalking her village. Ages 14 and up.

The Last Laugh by Mindy McGinnis (Mar. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-298245-2). Tress’s cousin Ribbit believes it’s his destiny to exact revenge on all who have done him wrong, including Tress. Ages 14 and up.

Private Label by Kelly Yang (May 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294110-7). When Serene’s mother receives a cancer diagnosis, Serene must take over her dressmaking business overnight. Ages 14 and up.

Queer Ducks (and Other Animals): The Natural World of Animal Sexuality by Eliot Schrefer (May 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306949-7) reveals same-sex sexual behavior in animals. Ages 14 and up.


Teeny Houdini by Katrina Moore, illus. by Zoe Si, adds The Giant Panda Plan (June 14, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-300466-5), ages 6–10. Animal Rescue Agency by Eliot Schrefer picks up Case File: Pangolin Pop Star (Feb. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-298236-0), ages 8–12. Case Closed by Lauren Magaziner continues with Case Closed #4 (May 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-320736-3), ages 8–12. And joining Mischief & Mayhem by Ken Lamug is The Cursed Bunny (June 14, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297079-4), ages 8–12.


Beauty Woke by NoNieqa Ramos, illus. by Paola Escobar (Feb. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-00841-5). A proud Boricua of Taíno and African descent forgets what makes her special until her community bands together to remind her of her heritage, in this “Sleeping Beauty” retelling. Ages 4–7.

Kicks by Van G. Garrett, illus. by Reggie Brown (Apr. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-11810-7), is a rhythmic ode to shoes as a form of self-expression. Ages 4–7.

The Meaning of Pride by Rosiee Thor, illus. by Sam Kirk (Apr. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-40151-3), showcases the beauty, significance, and many dimensions of the concept of pride as celebrated by millions of people around the world. Ages 4–7.

Just Right Jillian by Nicole D. Collier (Feb. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-43461-0). Fifth-grader Jillian must learn to speak up and break free of her shell to enter her school’s academic competition and keep her promise to her grandmother. Ages 8–12.

The Most Dazzling Girl in Berlin by Kip Wilson (Mar. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-44890-7) follows orphan Hilde, who experiences Berlin on the cusp of World War II and discovers her own voice and sexuality, and finds a family, when she gets a job at a cabaret. Ages 12 and up.

Nothing Burns as Bright as You by Ashley Woodfolk (Apr. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-65535-0). Two female best friends become more, and on one reckless day, set a fire that changes everything. Ages 12 and up.


An I Will! Book by Juana Medina greets I Am! A Book of Reminders (Apr. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-358-62125-6), ages up to 3. And World of ¡Vamos! by Raúl the Third welcomes My Nap, Mi Siesta:
A Coco Rocho Book
(Mar. 29, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-358-39473-0) and My Party, Mi Fiesta: A Coco Rocho Book (Mar. 29, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-358-39472-3), ages up to 3; and Team Up: El Toro and Friends (June 7, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-358-39471-6), ages 4–7.

HarperCollins/Walden Pond

Just Harriet by Elana K. Arnold (Feb. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-309204-4). When Harriet arrives at her Nanu’s bed and breakfast on Marble Island for the summer, she discovers that it’s full of surprises, and even a mystery. Ages 6–10.

Drifters by Kevin Emerson (May 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297696-3). Jovie sets out to find her missing best friend—and discovers her small town is hiding a centuries-old secret. Ages 8–12.

The Hurricanes of Weakerville by Chris Rylander (June 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-232750-5). When Alex Weakerman’s Grandpa Ira dies, Alex is named manager of the Hurricanes of Weakerville, Iowa—a scrappy independent-league baseball team. Ages 8–12.

Highlights Press


Highlights Joke Books returns with Best Kids’ School Jokes Ever! (June 7, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64472-333-3), ages 6–9.

Holiday House

After the Buzz Comes the Bee: Lift-the-Flap Animal Sounds by Robie Rogge, illus. by Rachel Isadora (Apr. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4920-0), follows a diverse group of kids as they discover the animals that are making the noises in this large-format picture book with 10 flaps. Ages 2–5.

I Feel Safe by David McPhail (July 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5072-5). A girl’s family helps reassure her during a storm. Ages 3–6.

Eggs from Red Hen Farm: Farm to Table with Mazes and Maps by Monica Wellington (Mar. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4782-4) uses six mazes and rebuses to show how food gets from farm to table. Ages 3–7.

Mighty Reader and the Reading Riddle by Will Hillenbrand (July 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4500-4). When pup Inky can’t find the right book to read, super dog Mighty Reader comes to the rescue. Ages 4–8.

Uncle John’s City Garden by Bernette Ford, illus. by Frank Morrison (May 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4786-2). Visiting the city from her home in the suburbs, an African American girl sees how a few packets of seeds, some helping hands, and hard work transform an empty lot in a housing project into a magical place where vegetables grow and family gathers. Ages 4–8.

Franny’s Fix-It Shop by Edward Miller (July 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4337-6). Franny helps friends and neighbors around town fix their machines and learn how they work in this introduction to engineering. Ages 6–9.

Nothing Is Little by Carmela Van Vleet (July 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5011-4). After 11-year-old budding detective Felix, a small boy with growth hormone deficiency, learns his biological father was short, too, he goes on a quest to find him. Ages 8–12.

The Star That Always Stays by Anna Rose Johnson (July 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5040-4). When Norvia moves to Boyne City, Mich., in 1914 with her mother and her mother’s new husband, she has to live by a new rule: never let anyone know you’re Chippewa. Ages 8–12.

We Are the Song by Catherine Bakewell (Apr. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4889-0) is a fantasy set in a world where music is magic and the fate of many thrones lies with 12-year-old Elissa, who has a vocal gift. Ages 8–12.

My Mechanical Romance by Alexene Farol Follmuth (May 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5010-7). In this enemies-to-lovers YA romance, Bel is forced into joining the robotics club, where she butts heads with the popular club captain. Ages 13–17.

Murder for the Modern Girl by Kendall Kulper (May 24, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4972-9). Ruby uses her mind-reading ability to target men who prey on vulnerable women in 1928 Chicago. Ages 14 and up.

No Filter and Other Lies by Crystal Maldonado (Feb. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4718-3) follows 16-year-old Kat Sanchez as she uses another girl’s image online to build a following for her photography. Ages 14 and up.


I Like to Read Comics builds with Hoggy Went A-Courtin’ by Ethan Long (June 14, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5148-7), ages 4–7; Meet the Super Duper Seven by Tim Hamilton (June 14, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4910-1), ages 4–8; and The Big Tree by Laura Knetzger (June 14, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4445-8), ages 7–10. Joining I Like to Read are Am I a Frog? by Lizzy Rockwell (July 19, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5078-7) and See Me Go by Paul Meisel (July 19, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4452-6), ages 4–8. Dear Beast by Dori Hillestad Butler, illus. by Kevan Atteberry, gains Simon Sleeps Over (Feb. 8, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4856-2), ages 6–8. And The Spyglass Sisterhood by Marilyn Kaye adds Kiara Fights Back (Apr. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4611-7), ages 8–12.

Title in Spanish

Libro de las arenas movedizas (The Quicksand Book) by Tomie dePaola (July 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4722-0), ages 4–8.

Series in Spanish

¡Me gusta leer! (I Like to Read) adds Gato le gusta rojo (Cat Likes Red) by Christopher Russo (July 19, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8234-5194-4), Marcar uno mas (Score One More) by Marilyn Janovitz (July 19, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8234-5198-2), Me gusta mi bicicleta (I Like My Bike) by A.G. Ferrari (July 19, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8234-5192-0), Perro malo (Bad Dog) by David M. McPhail (July 19, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8234-5195-1), Pintarse (Paint It Out) by Ethan Long (July 19, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8234-5197-5), and Quiero insectos (I Love Insects) by Lizzy Rockwell (July 19, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8234-5196-8), ages 4–8.

Holiday House/Ferguson

Field Trip to Volcano Island by John Hare (Feb. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5042-8). The students from Field Trip to the Moon travel to a volcano island on a yellow school bus helicopter in this wordless picture book. Ages 4–8.

Look and Listen: Who’s in the Garden, Meadow, Brook? by Dianne White, illus. by Amy Schimler (May 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4346-8). In this guessing game book, a child steps outside and takes in the sights and sounds of nature. Ages 4–8.

One Million Trees: A True Story by Kristen Balouch (Mar. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4860-9). Balouch reflects on the time she spent as a child at a logging site in British Columbia with her family replanting trees that had been cut down. Ages 4–8.

Taking Off: Airborne with Mary Wilkins Ellis by Emily Arnold McCully (Feb. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4966-8) tells the true story of how Ellis’s childhood passion for flying led to a pioneering career in the air during WWII and beyond. Ages 6–8.

Little Monarchs by Jonathan Case (Apr. 5, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4260-7). In this graphic novel adventure, 10-year-old Elvie undertakes a crucial mission to save humanity from extinction after a sun shift has changed life on Earth as we know it. Ages 9–12.

Next Door to Happy by Allison Weiser Strout (July 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5086-2). Twelve-year-old lonely only child Violet longs to be part of the gregarious Walker family, which has moved in next door. Ages 9–12.

Worser by Jennifer Ziegler (Mar. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4956-9). A bullied 12-year-old boy must find a new normal after his mother has a stroke and his life is turned upside down. Ages 9–12.

Holiday House/Porter

Children of the Forest by Matt Myers (Apr. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4767-1). A boy and his younger sister set off to live a life of adventure in the untamed wilds of their own backyard. Ages 2–5.

A Seed Grows by Antoinette Portis (June 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4892-0) depicts the transformative life cycle of a sunflower. Ages 3–6.

Luli and the Language of Tea by Andrea Wang, illus. by Hyewon Yum (Apr. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4614-8). Though the kids in Luli’s ESL class may speak different languages, they come together when Luli hosts a tea party—a shared pastime her classmates all recognize. Ages 3–7.

The Adventures of Robo-Kid by Diane de Groat (June 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4976-7). A comic-book superhero climbs off the page and into the real world. Ages 4–8.

All You Need by Howard Schwartz, illus. by Jasu Hu (Apr. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4329-1), follows a Chinese girl from her first steps to the moment she realizes her dream of being an artist. Ages 4–8.

Every Dog in the Neighborhood by Philip C. Stead, illus. by Matthew Cordell (June 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4427-4). Louis and his eccentric Grandma set out to count every dog in the neighborhood when they find out about City Hall’s woefully inadequate record-keeping. Ages 4–8.

Frances in the Country by Liz Garton Scanlon, illus. by Sean Qualls (June 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4332-1). Spirited city girl Frances visits her cousins in the country for a chance to break free from the clamor and crowd of life at home. Ages 4–8.

The Little House of Hope by Terry Catasús Jennings, illus. by Raúl Colón (May 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4716-9). When Esperanza and her family arrive in the United States from Cuba, they buy a house and turn it into a place where other new immigrants can help one another and feel accepted. Ages 4–8.

The Tide Pool Waits by Candace Fleming, illus. by Amy Hevron (Apr. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4915-6), details the rich ecology of tide pools that form along the Pacific coast. Ages 4–8.

Bear Builds a House by Maxwell Eaton (Feb. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4714-5). Bear recruits most of her friends for her next carefully planed project: building a house entirely from scratch. Ages 4–9.

The Longest Journey: An Arctic Tern’s Migration by Amy Hevron (July 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4700-8) follows the annual migration route of an Arctic tern and its flock on their 60,000-mile journey to the South Pole and back again—the longest such migration in the animal kingdom. Ages 5–8.

Title in Spanish

La casita de Esperanza (The Little House of Hope) by Terry Catasús Jennings, illus. by Raúl Colón (May 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5203-3), ages 4–8.

Hometown World


My Neighborhood grows with My Neighborhood Farm, (Mar. 1, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7282-5281-0) and My Neighborhood School (Mar. 1, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7282-5284-1) by Karen McKay, illus. by Louise Anglicas, ages up to 3.

Honest History


History Is... by Shaun S. Nichols, illus. by Sophy Smith, presents History Is Rich (Mar. 15, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-7361919-4-1), ages 8–13.


The Oates & the Elphyne by Michael Walsh (May 10, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-6433-7679-0). When the Oates family moves to their ancestral home in Newfoundland, a dark creature kidnaps the youngest child Beth, and her older siblings venture into a magical world to bring her back. Ages 10–14.

Ghosts of Science Past by Joe Sieracki and Jesse Lonergan (June 28, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-6433-7800-8) follows an anxious teenage student the night before his big biology final as he’s visited and educated by the ghosts of some of the greatest scientific minds in history. Ages 10 and up.

Imagine That


My First Singalong Stories by Holly Hall chimes in with four truck-themed entries, including Busy Digger (June 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80105-287-0) and Busy Fire Truck (June 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80105-288-7), ages up to 3. 5-Minute Tales Treasury adds 5-Minute Sweet Dreams Stories (Mar. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-80105-116-3), ages 3–5. Among the four new Count and Carry Board Books by Katie Button, illus. by Lindsey Sagar, are Five Blue Sharks (Apr. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80105-273-3) and Five Pink Unicorns (Apr. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80105-275-7), ages 3–5. First 100 Lift-the-Flaps by Kit Elliot, illus. by Sam Meredith, reveals First 100 Animals (Mar. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80105-259-7) and First 100 Dinosaurs (Mar. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80105-260-3), ages 3–5. Magic Flashlight Books gains Goodnight Frog by Amber Lily, illus. by Zhanna Ovocheva (Mar. 1, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-80105-061-6), ages 3–5. Move Turn Learn (Turn-the-Wheel Books) by Georgie Taylor, illus. by Bethany Carr, picks up four additions, including First Facts Big Cats (Feb. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80105-247-4) and First Facts Dinosaurs (Feb. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80105-041-8), ages 3–5.

Joining Padded Board Books are six volumes, including Cuddles and Snuggles by Jamie French (May 2, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80105-297-9), The Eggs-Traordinary Tale of Hattie Peck by Emma Levey (Mar. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80105-262-7), and A Fishy Tale by Joshua George, illus. by Puy Pinillos (Mar. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80105-261-0), ages 3–5. Trace the Trails continues with Follow That Shark! by Georgie Taylor (July 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80105-327-3), ages 3–5. I Can Do It! by Nat Lambert, illus. by Barry Green, ramps up with Alphabet (Mar. 1, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-80105-254-2) and Counting (Mar. 1, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-80105-253-5), ages 5–7. Seek and Find—Magic Torch Books offers Dinosaurs (May 2, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-80105-285-6) and Sharks (May 2, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-80105-286-3) by Kit Elliot, ages 5–7. And Elevate takes off with Awesome Endangered Animals (July 1, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-80105-294-8) and Awesome Fast Animals (July 1, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-80105-292-4) by Lydia Halliday, ages 7–9.

Inhabit Media

I Can See You by Rosemarie Meyok, illus. by Michelle Simpson (Apr. 12, $12.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-77227-420-2), celebrates the unique bonds between mothers and babies. Ages up to 2.

The Amajurjuk by Levi Illuitok, illus. by Ben Shannon (Apr. 5, $11.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-77227-431-8). This traditional Inuit tale features a father trying to keep his child from being stolen by an amajurjuk (ogre). Ages 6–9.

The Other Ones by Jamesie Fournier, illus. by Jared Boggess (May 3, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-421-9). A mother-daughter fishing trip goes awry when the daughter’s innocent-seeming traditional Inuit string game awakens monstrous forces. Ages 14 and up.


Animals Illustrated issues Ringed Seal by William Flaherty, illus. by Sara Otterstatter (June 7, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-370-0), ages 5–8. And Putuguq and Kublu star in Putuguq and Kublu and the Attack of the Amautalik by Roselynn Akulukjuk and Danny Christopher, illus. by Astrid Arijanto (Apr. 5, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-77227-419-6), ages 6–8.


The Not-So-Uniform Life of Holly-Mei by Christina Matula (Apr. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-335-42488-4) launches a series about a girl who is forced to navigate a brand-new world of private school and frenemies when her family moves from Canada to Hong Kong. Ages 8–12.

The Supernatural Society by Rex Ogle (Feb. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-335-42487-7). In this series starter, a boy discovers his new town is full of monsters that only he can see, and it’s up to him and his friends to unravel centuries of secrets to save it. Ages 8–12.

All Signs Point to Yes by Cam Montgomery et al. (May 31, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-335-41862-3) delivers a love story for every star sign, from 13 multicultural YA authors. Ages 13
and up.

Breaking Time by Sasha Alsberg (June 14, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-335-28489-1). When a time-traveling Scotsman arrives to protect a girl who is unknowingly guarding the timeline against a rogue goddess, the pair must find a way to trust each other without putting their hearts on the line. Ages 13 and up.

A Forgery of Roses by Jessica S. Olson (Mar. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-335-41866-1). A girl with the ability to alter people’s bodies through her paintings is tasked with bringing a boy back to life. Ages 13 and up.

If You Change Your Mind by Robby Weber (May 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-42590-4). Aspiring screenwriter Harry is determined to stay away from the distraction of boys this summer so that he can focus on the script he’s submitting to a competition. Ages 13 and up.

Killing Time by Brenna Ehrlich (Mar. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-41867-8). Natalie’s search for her favorite teacher’s killer intertwines with a mystery from her mother’s past. Ages 13 and up.

A Show for Two by Tashie Bhuiyan (May 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-42456-3). After an indie film star enrolls in high school under a secret identity, Mina convinces him to feature in her short film and finds herself falling for him. Ages 13 and up.

You Truly Assumed by Laila Sabreen (Feb. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-41865-4). In this debut, three Black Muslim girls bond while working on a website that provides a sense of community in the wake of a terrorist attack. Ages 13 and up.

Instilling Goodness

Giant Turtle’s Long Nap: A Jataka Tale by Dana Green (Feb. 28, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-64217-050-4). A giant turtle patiently allows people to live on his shell upon which a mountain had grown during a thousand-year nap. Ages 4–8.


Book of Dreams by Kevin Craig (May 24, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-951954-19-2). Gaige descends into the pages of the cursed Book of Dreams and is soon in a race against time to escape the fate of other boys who vanished without a trace inside the same book. Ages 14 and up.

Iron Circus


Cautionary Fables and Fairytales welcomes The Woman in the Woods and Other North American Stories, ed. by Kate Ashwin et al. (Apr. 5, $15 paper, ISBN 978-1-945820-97-7), ages 10–12.


Josey Johnson’s Hair and the Holy Spirit by Esau McCaulley, illus. by Latonya Jackson (May 10, $18, ISBN 978-1-5140-0357-2). An African American girl learns about God’s design for diversity at her hair salon as she prepares to attend church on Pentecost with her father. Ages 4–8.

Little Prayers for Ordinary Days by Tish Harrison Warren et al., illus. by Liita Forsyth (May 31, $15, ISBN 978-1-5140-0339-8), provides readers with short prayers for everyday life experiences. Ages 4–8.

The Fairy Garden by Georgia Buckthorn, illus. by Isa Mazzanti (Apr. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7177-7). Fairies teach Mimi how to build an eco-conscious garden rather than a perfect-looking one. Ages 4–7.


Little Homesteader by Angela Ferraro-Fanning, illus. by Anneliesdraws, serves up A Fall Treasury of Recipes, Crafts, and Wisdom, (July 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6701-5), A Spring Treasury of Recipes, Crafts and Wisdom (Mar. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7283-5), and A Summer Treasury of Recipes, Crafts and Wisdom (May 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7287-3), ages 5–8.

Kane Miller

All Year Round by Harriet Evans, illus. by Emily Hamilton (Mar. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-341-7), explains and explores how we measure time. Ages 3–6.

Big Dog, Little Dog by Sally Rippin, illus. by Lucinda Gifford (Mar. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-383-7). When Little Dog moves in, Big Dog isn’t happy. Ages 3–6.

It’s Mine! by Emma Yarlett (Mar. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-294-6). Everyone wants to claim the mysterious thing, but who will get to keep it in the end? Ages 3–6.

Never Teach a Stegosaurus to Do Sums by Rashmi Sirdeshpande, illus. by Diane Ewen (Mar. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-342-4). A girl imagines the riotous adventures—from coding to rocket-ship building—that might ensue if she taught math to her dinosaur. Ages 3–6.

Unicorns Don’t Love Rainbows by Emma Adams, illus. by Mike Byrne (Mar. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-375-2). Not all unicorns love rainbows—some like black clothes and rock music. Ages 3–6.

We Love You, Magoo by Briony Stewart (Mar. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-364-6). Magoo has his own ideas about what a dog should do—but there are so many rules! Ages 3–6.

Wheels! All About Transport by Moira Butterfield, illus. by Bryony Clarkson (Mar. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-244-1), showcases various kinds of transportation vehicles. Ages 4–7.

How to Make a Book by Becky Davies, illus. by Patricia Hu (Mar. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-340-0), explains how a book is made—from acquisition and artwork to publicity and printing. Ages 4–8.

Luna Loves Dance by Joseph Coelho, illus. by Fiona Lumbers (Mar. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-273-1). When Luna falls during her dance class test, she thinks she’ll never be good enough to be a real dancer. Ages 4–8.

Stellarphant by James Foley (Mar. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-424-7). Stella the elephant is determined to become an astronaut. Ages 4–8.

Friends by Emily Bannister, illus. by Ana Sanfelippo (Mar. 1, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-306-6). This book about friendship includes 12 postcards to send or give to your best pals. Ages 5–8.

The Book of Math by Anna Weltman, illus. by Paul Boston (Mar. 1, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-171-0), takes a closer look at math in space, sports calculations, symmetry in nature, art, and more. Ages 7–11.


My First Sports by Laura Baker, illus. by Siski Kalla, builds with Get Set! (Mar. 1, $5.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-313-4) and Go, Team! (Mar. 1, $5.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-312-7), ages 2–4. Animal Magic by Neil Clark adds In the Jungle (Mar. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-350-9) and In the Ocean (Mar. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-351-6), ages 2–5. Nibbles returns in Christmas by Emma Yarlett (Mar. 1, $11.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-295-3), ages 2–5. First Steps in Coding by Kaitlyn Siu, illus. by Marcelo Badari, launches with six titles, including What’s a Loop? A Tree House Adventure! (Mar. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-337-0) and What’s a Variable? A Story Time Adventure! (Mar. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-339-4), ages 3–6. And SAL My World expands with Shine-a-Light Getting Sick and Feeling Better by Carron Brown, illus. by Wesley Robins (Mar. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-282-3) and Shine-a-Light Starting School by Brown, illus. by Stef Murphy (Mar. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-283-0), ages 3–6.

Yoga Animals stretches with Yoga Animals on the Savanna by Christiane Kerr and Lucy Menzies, illus. by Julia Green (Mar. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-240-3), ages 3–7; and Yoga Animals in the Arctic (Mar. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-241-0), ages 4–7. Big Words for Little People by Helen Mortimer, illus. by Cristina Trapanese, kicks off with six volumes, including Being Healthy (Mar. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-408-7) and Celebrate (Mar. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-410-0), ages 4–7. Joining Shine-a-Light are Holidays & Celebrations by Carron Brown, illus. by Ipek Konak (Mar. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-281-6) and Oceans by Brown, Becky Thorns (Mar. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-288-5), ages 4–8. And A to Z Joke Books by Vasco Icuza reveals The A to Z Farm Joke Book (Mar. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-324-0), and The A to Z School Joke Book (Mar. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-325-7), ages 5–8.

Freddie’s Amazing Bakery by Harriet Whitehorn, illus. by Alex G. Griffiths, serves up Dancing with Doughnuts (Mar. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-068-3) and The Sticky Cake Race (Mar. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-069-0), ages 5–8. School of Monsters by Sally Rippin, illus. by Chris Kennett, continues with four entries, including Mary Has the Best Pet (Mar. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-268-7) and Pete’s Big Feet (Mar. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-270-0), ages 5–8. Olivia’s Secret Scribbles by Meredith Costain, illus. by Danielle McDonald, publishes Box Car Racers (Mar. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-302-8), The Big Chicken Mystery (Mar. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-301-1), and Super Science Stars (Mar. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-300-4), ages 6–9.

That’s a Job? rolls on with I Like Helping People... What Jobs Are There? by Amanda Learmonth, illus. by Elise Gaignet (Mar. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-280-9), ages 7–10. All-Stars expands with All-Stars Hockey (Mar. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-326-4), ages 7–11. Ella Diaries by Meredith Costain, illus. by Danielle McDonald, delivers Diary Disaster (Mar. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-305-9), Goal Power (Mar. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-304-2), and Total TV Drama (Mar. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-303-5), ages 8–12. Adventure series House of Heroes by Petra James, illus. by A. Yi, launches with Hapless Hero Henrie (Mar. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-354-7) and Henrie’s Hero Hunt (Mar. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-355-4), ages 8–12. Ella at Eden by Laura Sieveking kicks off with New Girl (Mar. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-357-8) and The Secret Journal by Laura Sieveking (Mar. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-358-5), ages 9–12. And Kid Engineer ramps up with five titles, including Working with Computers and Robotics (Mar. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-329-5), and Working with Machines (Mar. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-331-8) by Sonya Newland, illus. by Diego Vaisberg; and Working with Energy by Izzi Howell, illus. by Vaisberg (Mar. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-330-1), ages 9–12.

Karadi Tales

The Homework by Ashwin Guha, illus. by Vaibhav Kumaresh (May 24, $11.95 paper, ISBN 978-81-944071-2-6). Faced with the task of researching a big mammal, Battu and Kittu decide to take a shortcut and pester their studious sister for information. Ages 4–6.


City issues Letters to Ammi by Aftab Yusuf Shaikh (May 24, $13.95, ISBN 978-81-933889-3-8), ages 7–9.



Joining Traditional Scottish Tales is The Fairy Song by Janis MacKay, illus. by Ruchi Mhasane (Mar. 17, $11.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-78250-747-5), ages 4–7.

Kids Can

And J.J. Slept by Loretta Garbutt, illus. by Erika Rodriguez Medina (May 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0419-4). During a baby’s first week with his adoptive family, everyone is amazed at how quickly he adjusts to the noise and bustle of his new home. Ages 3–7.

Itzel and the Ocelot by Rachel Katstaller (June 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0506-1). A girl sets out to find the source of the river and summon the much-needed rains for her nana’s crops, in this environmental spin on an El Salvadoran folktale. Ages 3–7.

Pugs Cause Traffic Jams by Jennifer McGrath, illus. by Kathryn Durst (May 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0340-1). Kirby the pug causes a massive traffic jam while his owner searches the neighborhood for him and meets other owners and dog breeds along the way. Ages 3–7.

Tayra’s Not Talking by Lana Button, illus. by Christine Battuz (June 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0484-2). Kitty and her classmates use kindness and empathy to find a way to connect with a new student who isn’t speaking. Ages 3–7.

Up and Adam by Debbie Zapata, illus. by Yong Ling Kang (May 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0441-5). Adam, a boy with Down syndrome, and his dog, Up, help their town in the aftermath of a big storm. Ages 3–7.

Chickadee: Criminal Mastermind by Monica Silvie, illus. by Elina Ellis (June 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0338-8). A chickadee discovers that his rapscallion behavior doesn’t make him the masked bandit of the forest he thinks he is. Ages 4–7.

Our Green City by Tanya Lloyd Kyi, illus. by Colleen Larmour (May 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0438-5), encourages children to imagine what’s possible, with neighbors from diverse backgrounds coming together to care for their surroundings and one another. Ages 4–7.

When the Wind Came by Jan Andrews, illus. by Dorothy Leung (June 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0339-5). A girl remembers a poignant, joyful moment with her family after a windstorm destroys their home. Ages 4–7.

Another Squiggly Story by Andrew Larsen, illus. by Mike Lowery (May 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0482-8). With the help of his sister, a boy learns how to create his first autobiographical story. Ages 4–8.

The Astronomer Who Questioned Everything: The Story of Maria Mitchell by Laura Alary, illus. by Ellen Rooney (May 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0348-7), introduces trailblazing astronomer Mitchell, one of the first female professors of astronomy. Ages 4–8.

Clementine and the Lion by Zoey Abbott (May 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0562-7). Fed up with the overbearing rule of her parents, Clementine is quite content to find she has the house to herself—until a surprising and unwelcome guest arrives. Ages 4–8.

The Fossil Whisperer: How Wendy Sloboda Discovered a Dinosaur by Helaine Becker, illus. by Sandra Dumais (June 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0418-7), delivers the true story of Sloboda, the fossil hunter who discovered the Wendiceratops dinosaur. Ages 4–8.

Franz’s Phantasmagorical Machine by Beth Anderson, illus. by Caroline Hamel (May 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0325-8), profiles the creator of the World Machine who, despite no formal training, dedicated his life to inventing. Ages 5–8.

Linty: A Pocketful of Adventure by Mike Shiell (May 3, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0494-1). A ball of lint living a solitary life in a pocket discovers many new friends and exciting adventures when a boy finally grows into a pair of hand-me-down jeans. Ages 6–9.

Can You Believe It? How to Spot Fake News and Find the Facts by Joyce Grant, illus. by Kathleen Marcotte (June 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0322-7), takes a deep dive into how journalism works, what fake news is—and how to spot the difference. Ages 9–12.

Trapped in Terror Bay: Solving the Mystery of the Lost Franklin Expedition by Sigmund Brouwer (May 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0345-6). Readers follow three first-person narratives through 10 suspenseful episodes recounting Sir John Franklin’s doomed Arctic expedition in search of the Northwest Passage. Ages 12–16.


Wednesday Wilson takes center stage in Wednesday Wilson Fixes All Your Problems by Bree Galbraith, illus. by Morgan Goble (June 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0328-9), ages 6–9. And CitizenKid greets The Global Ocean by Rochelle Strauss, illus. by Natasha Donovan (May 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0491-0), ages 8–12.


My Baba’s House by Mugasa Amani, illus. by Eman Salem (Apr. 12, $12.95, ISBN 978-0-86037-861-7), provides a gentle introduction to discussing death and what it means from an Islamic perspective. Ages 4–7.

My Dad Is Always Working by Hafsah Dabiri, illus. by Arwa Salameh (May 10, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-86037-841-9). Abdullah feels upset when his father rushes to leave for work in the morning and doesn’t have time to pick him up after school. Ages 4–7.


Hassan and Aneesa by Yasmeen Rahim, illus. by Rakiaya Azzouz, builds with Hassan & Aneesa Go to a Nikaah (June 14, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-86037-871-6), ages 2–5. And My First Book About continues with My First Book About Hajj by Sarah Khan, illus. by Ali Lodge (June 7, $9.95 board book, ISBN 978-0-86037-881-5), ages 3–5.


Dearest One by Arielle Dance, illus. by Jenny Duke (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-913747-80-0), features words of wisdom passed down from older generations to the young. Ages 3–7.

My Must-Have Mom by Maudie Smith, illus. by Jen Khatun (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-913747-71-8). When Jake’s mother upcycles everything in the apartment, Jake begins to worry that the only thing left to change is him! Ages 3–7.

Rainbow Hands by Mamta Nainy, illus. by Jo Loring-Fisher (Apr. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-913747-74-9). A boy paints his nails with his mother’s nail polish to express himself. Ages 3–7.

Through the Forest by Yijing Li (Apr. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-913747-77-0). Walking through a dark forest, a boy learns to treasure his memories and find his true path. Ages 3–7.

Lee & Low

Juna and Appa by Jane Park, illus. by Felicia Hoshino (May 3, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-64379-227-9). After a
customer yells about a lost jacket at her father’s dry-cleaning shop, Juna goes on a magical journey to find the garment. Ages 4–8.

How We Can Live: Principles of Black Lives Matter by Laleña Garcia, illus. by Caryn Davidson (May 31, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-64379-496-9), encourages discussion around the guiding principles of the Black Lives Matter movement. Ages 4–10.

Bonnie’s Rocket by Emeline Lee, illus. by Alina Chau (June 14, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-64379-069-5). While Bonnie’s engineer father works on the Apollo 11 moon-landing module at the space center in far-off Florida, Bonnie designs, builds, and tests her own rocket. Ages 5–9.

Bottle Tops by Alison Goldberg, illus. by Elizabeth Zunon (May 17, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-62014-966-9), spotlights El Anatsui, a Ghanaian sculptor who created art using bottle tops to tell stories about history and culture. Ages 7–11.

Lee & Low/Children’s Book Press

Alicia and the Hurricane: A Story of Puerto Rico/Alicia y el huracán: Un cuento de Puerto Rico by Lesléa Newman and Georgina Lazaro, illus. by Elizabeth Erazo Baez (Apr. 19, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-89239-455-5). In this bilingual book, Alicia, a Puerto Rican child, faces an oncoming hurricane and finds herself concerned for the beloved coquíes (frogs) of her island. Ages 6–8.

Lee & Low/Cinco Puntos

The Sky We Shared by Shirley Reva Vernick (June 7, $22.95, ISBN 978-1-947627-52-9). During WWII, two girls—one in Japan and one in Oregon—are linked by the shared tragedies of two countries at war. Ages 12–17.

Snitchers by Stephane Dunn (June 14, $20.95, ISBN 978-1-947627-63-5). After a shooting in their community, Nia and her friends set out to bring the killer to justice. Ages 12–up.

Lee & Low/Tu

Boys of the Beast by Monica Zepeda (Mar. 29, $20.95, ISBN 978-1-64379-095-4). Three estranged Latinx cousins set out on a road trip after the death of their grandmother and uncover deeper ties that bring them closer together. Ages 14 and up.

Echoes of Grace by Guadalupe García McCall (May 24, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-64379-425-9). Grace struggles to understand “echoes” she inherited from her mother—visions that often distort her reality. Ages 14 and up.

That Summer Night on Frenchmen Street by Chris Clarkson (May 31, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-64379-501-0). Two teens from different worlds must come together to make peace with their burdens and past traumas. Ages 14 and up.


Five-Minute Friendship Starters: A Sesame Street Guide to Making a Friend by Marie-Therese Miller (Feb. 1, $29.32, ISBN 978-1-7284-3917-4) presents ways to approach, get to know, and have fun with a new friend—in just five minutes. Ages 4–8.


We Belong by Laura Purdie Salas, illus. by Carlos Vélez Aguilera (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-9913-0), explores the concept of opposites while prompting readers to see the ways in which we all have value and belong. Ages 4–8.

Today Is Different by Doua Moua, illus. by Kim Holt (Apr. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7284-3029-4). Two girls—one Hmong American and one Black—stand together in solidarity with their communities to protest systemic racism and injustice. Ages 5–9.

10 at 10: The Surprising Childhoods of Ten Remarkable People by Carlyn Beccia (Apr. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-4500-7) takes a look at what such famous figures as Roberto Clemente, Albert Einstein, and Audrey Hepburn were like at the age of 10. Ages 8–12.

The Art of Magic: A Novel by Hannah Voskuil (May 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7284-1567-3). When ZuZu and Andrew discover a set of art supplies that allows them to create magical creatures, they find themselves drawn into a super-
natural struggle for control of their town. Ages 9–13.

This Last Adventure by Ryan Dalton (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-9928-4). Archie tries to slow the progression of his grandfather’s memory loss through shared role-playing fantasies. Ages 10–14.


Dino Board Books by Lisa Wheeler, illus. by Barry Gott, stomps along with My First Dino-Baseball (Feb. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7284-4614-1) and My First Dino-Soccer (Feb. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7284-4615-8), ages 1–4. And Dino-Holidays, also by Wheeler, illus. by Gott, greets Dino-Easter (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7284-1920-6), ages 5–9.

Lerner/Carolrhoda Lab

Gold Mountain by Betty G. Yee (Apr. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-7284-1582-6). In the 1860s, Tam Ling Fan disguises herself as a boy and travels from China to America to take a dangerous job as a laborer on the Transcontinental Railroad. Ages 11 and up.

The Deep Blue Between by Ayesha Harruna Attah (Mar. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-7284-4288-4). Twin sisters Hassana and Husseina are separated by violence in their West African village in the 1890s and must build individual lives for themselves an ocean apart. Ages 12 and up.

Lerner/Graphic Universe

Amazona by Canizales (May 3, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7284-4867-1). A young Indigenous Colombian woman returns to her homeland to mourn her child—and to capture evidence of the illegal mining that displaced her family. Ages 14 and up.


Felix and Calcite by Artur Laperla, following the adventures of a boy and his new friend in a land full of trolls, launches with Land of the Trolls (Mar. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7284-4866-4), ages 5–9. Laperla’s Super Potato expands with Super Potato and the Soaring Terror of the Pterosaur (Feb. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7284-4874-9), ages 7–11. And A House Divided issues The Lost Daughter by Haiko Hörnig, illus. by Marius Pawlitza (Apr. 5, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7284-4865-7), ages 12 and up.


Rumble and Roar: Sound Around the World by Sue Fliess, illus. by Khoa Le (Mar. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-9869-0). Four children encounter all sorts of sounds. Ages 4–8.

Make Way for Animals! A World of Wildlife Crossings by Meeg Pincus, illus. by Bao Luu (Apr. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-8938-4), offers a tour of inventive wildlife crossings that animals have devised when roads and highways cut them off from the resources they need. Ages 5–9.

Washed Ashore: Making Art from Ocean Plastic by Kelly Crull (Mar. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-7284-3030-0) spotlights 14 sculptures that artist Angela Haseltine Pozzi formed from the plastic trash polluting the beach near her home. Ages 6–10.

Call Me Miss Hamilton: One Woman’s Case for Equality and Respect by Carole Boston Weatherford, illus. by Jeffery Boston Weatherford (Feb. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-6040-6), introduces civil rights activist Mary Hamilton, a Black woman who took a stand for respect—with a case that went all the way to the Supreme Court—and won. Ages 7–11.


Glowing Bunnies!? Why We’re Making Hybrids, Chimeras, and Clones by Jeff Campbell (May 3, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5415-9930-7) explores the possibilities, dangers, and ethical issues of bioengineering. Ages 11 and up.

Attention Hijacked: Using Mind-fulness to Reclaim Your Brain from Tech by Erica B. Marcus (May 3, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7284-1719-6) offers a roadmap for readers to decide how to deal with technology. Ages 13 and up.

How to Be a Difficult Bitch by Halley Bondy et al. (Apr. 5, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5415-8675-8) encourages young people to be themselves no matter what. Ages 14 and up.

Levine Querido

A Is for Bee: An Alphabet Book in Translation by Ellen Heck (Apr. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-127-2) serves up a twist on the traditional alphabet book, introducing English-speaking readers to the words for different animals in 70 languages from across the globe. Ages 3–9.

You Are the Loveliest by Hans and Monique Hagen, illus. by Marit Tornqvist, trans. by David Colmer (Mar. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-128-9). This poetry collection explores the inner world of a child, from how much love they feel to how it feels to want the sun to shine on a rainy day. Ages 3–9.

Big Dreams, Small Fish by Paula Cohen (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-126-5) follows Shirley, a young Jewish immigrant at the turn of the 20th century, as she helps her family business prosper. Ages 4–8.

Gibberish by Young Vo (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-110-4) is the story of Dat’s first day of school in a new country—where everything sounds like gibberish—and one friendly girl who helps him make sense of it all. Ages 4–8.

Frank and the Bad Surprise by Martha Brockenbrough, illus. by Jon Lau (Apr. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-088-6), is the first in a series about Frank the cat and the puppy that comes to supplant his status in the household. Ages 6–9.

Aviva vs. the Dybbuk by Mari Lowe (Feb. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-125-8) focuses on an Orthodox Jewish girl and the mischievous ghost that won’t leave her alone on her journey of friendship and community, grief and healing. Ages 8–12.

The Lost Ryu¯ by Emi Watanabe Cohen (June 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-132-6) serves up a fantasy story of multigenerational pain, dragons, and the lengths to which we’ll go to protect the people we love. Ages 8–12.

The One Who Loves You the Most by medina (May 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-090-9) follows 12-year-old non-binary transracial adoptee Gabriela as they try to find their place in the world. Ages 8–14.

Geo-Graphics by Regina Giménez, trans. by Alexis Romay and Valerie Block (May 24, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-130-2), offers an illustrated introduction to the science that makes the world go round, from the far reaches of space to the depths of the ocean. Ages 8 and up.

The Days of Bluegrass Love by Edward van de Vendel, trans. by Emma Rault (May 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-046-6). Originally published in the Netherlands in 1999, this story follows Norwegian teenagers Tycho and Oliver as counselors at an American summer camp on a journey of first love. Ages 12–18.

High Spirits by Camille Gomera-Tavarez (Apr. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-129-6) is an interconnected series of short stories that follow one Dominican family on the island and in diaspora. Ages 12 and up.

Ironhead, or, Once a Young Lady by Jean-Claude van Rijckeghem, trans. by Kristen Gehrman (Feb. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-048-0), serves up a historical adventure following 19-year-old Stance’s escape from an arranged marriage, impersonation of a soldier, and exploits in the Napoleonic Wars. Ages 12 and up.

The Dove in the Belly by Jim Grimsley (May 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-131-9) follows the love story between two very different boys at UNC Chapel Hill in the 1970s. Ages 16 and up.

Lil’ Libros

El ABC de las telenovelas by Michelle Winters and Cris Winters, illus. by Laura Díez (May 24, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-948066-07-5), is an illustrated anthology of iconic telenovelas, delivering an alphabetical list of Latin American soap operas to appeal to various generations. Ages up to 3.

Milo + Niko by D. Guzman (Mar. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-948066-21-1). Milo, an energetic girl confined to her Abuelita’s plant shop, spends her time roaming the aisles and checking out knick-knacks. Ages 4–8.

My Mind Is a Mountain/Mi mente es una montaña by Cindy Montenegro Delgado, illus. by Nqobile Adigun (Apr. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-948066-18-1). This bilingual book aims to help parents introduce children to the full range of emotions. Ages 4–8.

Sábado/Saturday by Jorge Garza (Mar. 22, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-948066-10-5) celebrates the perseverance it takes to graduate, in the context of a modern, first-generation family. Ages 4–8.

Sana, Sana, Colita de Rana by Citlali Reyes (Apr. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-948066-20-4) reminds readers that it’s important to try new things, and sometimes that means getting hurt or wanting to quit. Ages 4–8.

Cocinando on Cook Street: A Collection of Mi Familia’s Recipes by Marcela Valladolid, illus. by Eliza Moreno (Apr. 19, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-948066-19-8). Chef Valladolid leads readers through the legacy of her family recipes in this bilingual English-Spanish cookbook. Ages 6–9.


The Life Of by Patty Rodriguez and Ariana Stein, illus. by Citlali Reyes, rolls out La Vida de Chico (Feb. 15, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-948066-05-1) and La Vida de Pura (Feb. 15, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-948066-14-3), ages up to 5. And Vámonos by Patty Rodriguez and Ariana Stein, illus. by Ana Godinez, revs up with Los Angeles (May 24, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-948066-15-0) and New York City (May 24, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-948066-16-7), ages 2–5.

Little Bee

The Pirates on the Ship by Ann Bonnie, illus. by Tom Knight (Apr. 5, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4998-1229-9), is a pirate-themed twist on the classic nursery rhyme “The Wheels on the Bus.” Ages 2–5.

Brush! Brush! Brush! by Douglas Florian, illus. by Christiane Engel (July 5, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4998-1340-1), illustrates the basics of tooth brushing. Ages 3–6.

I Want My Book Back by Viviane Elbee, illus. by Nicole Miles (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1174-2). Darryl loves his dinosaur book and will do anything to get it back from the library. Ages 3–6.

All Moms by Sarah Kate Ellis and Kristen Ellis-Henderson, illus. by Max Rambaldi (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1263-3), spotlights many types of mothers and the amazing things they do. Ages 4–8.

Feasts and Festivals Around the World: From Lunar New Year to Christmas by Alice B. McGinty, illus. by Tomoko Suzuki (Feb. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1217-6), transports readers to the celebrations and feasts of 12 countries and cultures from around the world. Ages 4–8.

I’m Not Missing by Kashelle Gourley, illus. by Skylar Hogan (May 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1264-0). Sick of the pressures of pet life, one dog escapes to live his Lone Wolf destiny—but it isn’t all he thought it would be. Ages 4–8.

Timid by Harry Woodgate (June 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1305-0). Timmy really wants to perform in the school play, but their inner cowardly lion keeps roaring all their confidence away. Ages 4–8.


Little Olympians by A.I. Newton, illus. by Anjan Sarkar, adds Artemis, the Archer Goddess (Feb. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1155-1), ages 6–8. Monster and Me by Cort Lane, illus. by Ankitha Kini, following the adventures of Freddy von Frankenstein and his siblings, debuts with Who’s the Scaredy-Cat? (July 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1292-3), ages 6–8. And Escape from... gains Escape from... the Terrorist Attacks of 9/11 by Elaine Berkowitz (July 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1319-7), ages 7–10.

Little Bee/Buzzpop

Omari McQueen’s Best Bites Cookbook by Omari McQueen (June 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1261-9) showcases the work of the U.K.’s youngest vegan chef, the award-winning McQueen. Ages 8–14.

Little Bee/Yellow Jacket

Apprentice Lord of Darkness by Ced, Cédric Asna (July 5, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1275-6). The 10-year-old Apprentice Lord of Darkness is bored and wants to become the new Master of Evil—but she has no evil henchman, no lair, no plan, and no money. Ages 8–12.

Shabbat Sabotage by Emma Carlson Berne (Apr. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1307-4). When her friend Dani is accused of stealing the special Shabbat items from Camp Shalom, Maya is determined to catch the real thief. Ages 8–12.

Little, Brown

Golden Girls: Goodnight, Girls by Samantha Brooke, illus. by Jen Taylor (Apr. 26, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-316-11963-4), features younger versions of the characters from the iconic 1980s sitcom having a sleepover. Ages up to 3

I’m Terrified of Bath Time by Simon Rich, illus. by Tom Toro (Apr. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-62833-4), is a humorous debut about facing fear and embracing adventure. Ages 4–7.

Perfectly Imperfect Mira by Faith Pray (Apr. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-54116-9). Mira wants to be perfect at everything she tries, but she’s not sure if she’ll ever find a talent of her own. Ages 4–7.

The Superpower Sisterhood by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush, illus. by Cyndi Wojciechowski (Apr. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-62844-0). Emma is no longer lonely when she befriends two sets of sisters who move to her street. Ages 4–7.

When I’m with You by Pat Zietlow Miller, illus. by Eliza Wheeler (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-42915-3), celebrates the special feeling of making a best friend. Ages 4–7.

Wild Beings by Dorien Brouwers (Apr. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-49551-6) encourages readers to remember the interconnectedness between nature and human beings. Ages 4–7.

American Desi by Jyoti Rajan Gopal, illus. by Supriya Kelkar (June 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-70530-1), explores the experiences of children growing up first and second generation Indian American and straddling the two cultural worlds they belong to. Ages 4–8.

Away with Words! Wise and Witty Poems for Language Lovers by Mary Ann Hoberman, illus. by Perry Hoberman (Mar. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-16765-9), celebrates the joy of wordplay with poems about the alphabet, assonance, alliteration, grammar and punctuation, similes, rhythm and rhyme, and more. Ages 4–8.

Berry Song by Michaela Goade (June 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-49417-5). On an island at the edge of the sea, a girl and her grandmother gather gifts from the earth through the seasons, singing to the land as the land sings to them. Ages 4–8.

Chester Van Chime Who Forgot How to Rhyme by Avery Monsen, illus. by Abby Hanlon (Mar. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5482-5). Chester van Chime woke up one day and forgot how to rhyme—and learned not to be stressed if he’s not at his tippy-top peak performance. Ages 4–8.

Color the Sky by David Elliott, illus. by Evan Turk (Feb. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-21207-6), uses the beauty of birds to invite readers to observe primary and secondary colors. Ages 4–8.

Daddy-Daughter Day by Pierce Freelon, illus. by Olivia Duchess (May 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-05526-0). A father and daughter make the most of a perfect day, enjoying all their favorite things. Ages 4–8.

Hustle Bustle Bugs by Catherine Bailey, illus. by Lauren Eldridge (Feb. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5740-6). Ready with their magnifying glass, camera, and scrapbook, two young sisters head into nature to discover all the bugs they can and find lots of insects hard at work in their busy world. Ages 4–8.

In the Blue by Erin Hourigan (May 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-49762-6). Various colors indicate the ups and downs of one family’s emotions and provide an accessible way to discuss mental illness with young readers. Ages 4–8.

The Lantern House by Erin Napier, illus. by Adam Trest (May 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-37960-1), imagines a house’s early days as a home to a young family. Ages 4–8.

Music Is a Rainbow by Bryan Collier (June 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-53742-1). A boy’s love of music heals his soul. Ages 4–8.

Rafa Counts on Papá by Joe Cepeda (May 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-54089-6) features a son and his papá who love to measure everything around them, including their love for each other. Ages 4–8.

Roto and Roy: Helicopter Heroes by Sherri Duskey Rinker, illus. by Don Tate (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-53496-3). When a dangerous forest fire burns out of control, helicopter Roto and pilot Roy are ready to fly to the rescue. Ages 4–8.

The Wind & the Clover by Audrey Helen Weber (June 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-45991-4) focuses on the bees that live in a field of clover and follow the call of the wind as pollinators. Ages 4–8.

H Is for Harlem by Dinah Johnson (July 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-32237-9). This alphabet book spotlights Harlem’s vibrant traditions, past and present. Ages 5–9.

What Is Math? by Rebecca Kai Dotlich (July 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-33777-9) offers an introduction to math and the ways it applies to everyday life. Ages 5–9.

Bake Infinite Pie with X + Y by Eugenia Cheng, illus. by Amber Ren (Feb. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5686-7). With the help of quirky and uber-smart Aunt Z, and a whole lot of flour and butter, X and Y use math to bake a pie. Ages 8–12.

The Best Liars in Riverview by Lin Thompson (Mar. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-27672-6). In the woods of a small Kentucky town, Aubrey sets off on a journey of self-discovery and acceptance while searching for their missing best friend. Ages 8–12.

Cookies & Milk by Shawn Amos (May 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5677-5). In this semi-autobiographical novel, 11-year-old Ellis spends the summer of 1976 helping his father bring his far-fetched idea to life: to open the world’s first chocolate chip cookie store. Ages 8–12.

Grow Up, Tahlia Wilkins! by Karina Evans (Apr. 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-16875-5). Twelve-year-old Tahlia’s plans to begin a perfect summer at a pool party thrown by the most popular kid in school are derailed when her first period arrives just 24 hours before the party. Ages 8–12.

J.R. Silver Writes Her World by Melissa Dassori (July 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-33145-6). During a school assignment, J.R. discovers a peculiar power: the stories she writes come true. Ages 8–12.

The Kaya Girl by Mamle Wolo (June 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-70393-2). When Faiza, a Muslim migrant girl from northern Ghana, and Abena, a wealthy doctor’s daughter from the south, meet by chance in Accra’s largest market, they strike up an unlikely and powerful friendship that transcends their social inequities and opens up new worlds to them both. Ages 8–12.

Nura and the Immortal Palace by M.T. Khan (July 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5795-6). Set in a rural industrial town in Pakistan, this fantasy takes readers into the little-known world of Jinn. Ages 8–12.

A Perfect Mistake by Melanie Conklin (July 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-66858-3). Max wishes he could go back in time to before he was diagnosed with ADHD, before he grew to be the tallest kid in his class, and before he and his best friends went into the woods in the middle of the night. Ages 8–12.

Strong by Rob Kearney and Eric Rosswood, illus. by Nidhi Chanani (May 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-29290-0), follows Kearney on his journey from an athletic kid trying to find his place to the world’s first openly gay professional strongman. Ages 4–8.

Twelfth by Janet Key (May 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-66931-3). At theater camp, Maren connects the clues in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night to untangle a mystery with help from her new friends. Ages 8–12.

The Witch, the Sword, and the Cursed Knights by Alexandria Rogers (Feb. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5458-0). Twelve-year-old witch Ellie applies to the Fairy Godmother Academy but instead receives the dreaded draft letter to serve as a knight of King Arthur’s legendary Round Table. Ages 8–12.

Freewater by Amina Luqman-Dawson (Feb. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-05661-8) follows two enslaved children’s escape from a plantation and the many ways they find freedom. Ages 9–12.

Troublemaker by John Cho (Mar. 22, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5447-4). Actor Cho’s novel captures the events of the 1992 L.A. riots through the eyes of 12-year-old Korean American Jordan. Ages 9–12.

Ellen Outside the Lines by A.J. Sass (Mar. 22, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5627-0) tells the story of a neurodivergent 13-year-old navigating changing friendships, a school trip to Barcelona, and expanding horizons. Ages 10–13.

Save the People! Halting Human Extinction by Stacy McAnulty (May 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5394-1) looks at past extinction and examines the worst-case scenarios that could (but hopefully won’t) lead to humanity’s demise. Ages 10 and up.

Mirror Girls by Kelly McWilliams (Feb. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5387-3) is a gothic horror novel about biracial twin sisters separated at birth who reunite as teenagers at the dawn of the civil rights movement. Ages 12–17.

Unequal: A Story of America by Michael Eric Dyson and Marc Favreau (May 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5701-7) delivers an urgent account of racial inequality in America. Ages 12 and up.

An Arrow to the Moon by Emily X. R. Pan (Apr. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-46405-5) blends elements of Romeo and Juliet and Chinese mythology in a romantic fantasy. Ages 13–17.

Hollow Fires by Samira Ahmed (May 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-28264-2). As editor of the school paper, Safiya seeks to tell the whole truth about a murdered boy and those who killed him because of their hate-based beliefs. Ages 13–17.

Love Times Infinity by Lane Clarke (July 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5670-6). High school junior Michie falls for new kid and basketball superstar Derek as she struggles to define who she is for her scholarship essays and hears from her long-estranged mother. Ages 13 and up.

The Drowning Summer by Christine Lynn Herman (Apr. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5753-6). Two girls who can summon spirits develop feelings for each other as they investigate the mystery behind three murdered Long Island teenagers whose drowned bodies were discovered with sand dollars placed over their eyes. Ages 14 and up.

Heartbreak Symphony by Laekan Zea Kemp (Apr. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-46038-5) tells a story about navigating first love and overcoming grief through the power of music. Ages 14 and up.

Semi-Famous by Josh Sundquist (July 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-62979-9). Social media star and comedian Sundquist takes readers on his humorous journey to the fringes of viral stardom to discover if it’s possible to be both very famous and very happy. Ages 14 and up.

The Truth About White Lies by Olivia A. Cole (Mar. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5412-2) digs into the historical and present-day effects of white supremacy and the depths of privilege. Ages 14 and up.

We Made It All Up by Margot Harrison (July 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-27576-7). Reality becomes more twisted than the fantasy novel two friends are writing when the real-life subject of their fiction turns up dead and they’re the suspects. Ages 14 and up.

The Wolves Are Waiting by Natasha Friend (Mar. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-04531-5) begins in the aftermath of an attempted assault and offers an investigation of sexual harassment and the toxic and complicit structures of a small college town. Ages 14 and up.


One Good Night by Frank J. Berrios, illus. by Ramon Olivera, adds One Good Night ’Til Easter (Feb. 8, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-316-31186-1), ages up to 3. New to Private I by Tara Lazar, illus. by Ross MacDonald, is Time Flies: Down to the Last Minute (Apr. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5492-4), ages 3–6. Fairly Queer Tales by Wallace West, reimagined folktales from a queer perspective, launches with Mighty Red Riding Hood (May 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-62835-8), ages 4–8. Baloney & Friends are back in Dream Big! by Greg Pizzoli (Feb. 8, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-316-21855-9), ages 6–9. And joining Waffles and Pancake by Drew Brockington is Flight or Fright (June 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-316-50044-9), ages 6–9.

Brains On! Presents... by Molly Bloom et al., illus. by Mike Orodán, ramps up with Earth Friend Forever (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-45941-9) and Road Trip Earth: Explore Our Awesome Planet, from Core to Shore and So Much More (Mar. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-45936-5), ages 8–12. Classic Graphic Remix continues with Anne of West Philly: A Modern Graphic Retelling of Anne of Green Gables by Ivy Noelle Weir, illus. by Myisha Haynes (Mar. 1, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-316-45978-5), ages 8–12. Cornbread and Poppy take center stage in Cornbread & Poppy at the Carnival by Matthew Cordell (June 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5489-4), ages 8–12. The Incredibly Dead Pets of Rex Dexter by Aaron Reynolds reveals Everybunny Loves Magic (Mar. 8, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-316-10537-8), ages 8–12. Middle School Misadventures by Jason Platt delivers Dance Disaster (Apr. 5, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5662-1), ages 8–12. The Golden Swift (May 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-28354-0) joins The Silver Arrow by Lev Grossman, ages 8–12. And Simon B. Rhymin’ returns in Simon B. Rhymin’ Takes a Stand by Dwayne Reed (Apr. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-53901-2), ages 8–12.

Little, Brown/Ottaviano

Dolly! The Story of Dolly Parton and Her Big Dream by Robyn McGrath, illus. by Ellen Surrey (June 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-32452-6), offers a childhood portrait of this beloved singer, musician, and philanthropist. Ages 4–8.

Knight Owl by Christopher Denise (Mar. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-31062-8). While holding guard during Knight Night Watch, Owl is faced with the ultimate trial—a frightening intruder. Ages 4–8.

Pigeon & Cat by Edward Hemingway (June 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-31125-0). Cat discovers an unbroken egg too beautiful to eat and brings it back to his cardboard box in an abandoned city lot; soon, out pecks Pigeon, and they become fast friends. Ages 4–8.

Cher Ami: Based on the World War I Legend of the Fearless Pigeon by Mélisande Potter, illus. by Giselle Potter (May 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-33534-8), explores the true story of Ami: a heroic messenger pigeon who saved the lives of soldiers during World War I. Ages 6–9.

Duet by Elise Broach, illus. by Ziyue Chen (May 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-31135-9), spotlights a musically gifted bird, a piano-playing boy, and a real-life mystery involving three artistic geniuses. Ages 8–12.

Einsteins of Vista Point by Ben Guterson (Apr. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-31743-6). After the tragic loss of their sister, Zack and his siblings band together to investigate a Morse code–inspired mystery. Ages 8–12.

Two Truths and a Lie by April Henry (May 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-32333-8). An unexpected blizzard strands a group of teens in an old motel with a murderer. Ages 12 and up.

Dead End Girls by Wendy Heard (May 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-31041-3). Two girls fake their deaths only to face mortal danger. Ages 14 and up.

Little, Brown/Patterson

Elephant Girl by James Patterson, and Ellen Banda-Aaku (July 25, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-31692-7). Inspired by true events, this tale features the unlikely bond between a 12-year-old girl and a baby elephant. Ages 5–9.

The Runaway’s Diary by James Patterson and Emily Raymond, illus. by Valeria Wicker (Apr. 26, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-316-39542-7). When Eleanor’s fun-loving older sister Sam runs away to Seattle, Eleanor goes looking for her. Ages 13–17.


Dog Diaries by James Patterson with Steven Butler, illus. by Richard Watson, welcomes Dinosaur Disaster (Apr. 11, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-316-33463-1), ages 7–12. Treasure Hunters are back in action in The Ultimate Quest by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, illus. by Juliana Neufeld (May 23, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-316-50018-0), ages 8–12. And Ali Cross is on the case again in The Secret Detective by James Patterson (June 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-40991-9), Ages 10–14.

Little, Brown/Poppy

It’s All in How You Fall by Sarah Henning (May 31, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7595-5667-6). After a career-ending injury, gymnast Caroline teams up with cute, three-sport-athlete Alex who gives her a crash course in all the sports she’s missed in exchange for her matchmaking services. Ages 12 and up.

Sometime in Summer by Katrina Leno (June 28, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-316-19451-8). In this love letter to books, Anna learns about romance, herself, and the magic that an ordinary summer can bring. Ages 12 and up.

The Edge of Summer by Erica George (June 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-49676-6). Coriander navigates first loss and first love during her summer on Cape Cod. Ages 14 and up.

Little Hare


Different Days by Sue Degennaro, focusing on emotions, launches with Happy Days (Mar. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-76050-760-2), ages 3–5.

Little Island

A Declaration of Rights by Élisabeth Brami, illus. by Estelle Billon-Spagnol (July 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-915071-20-0), challenges gender norms and provides encouragement for people of any gender to be themselves. Ages 4–8.

Bumpfizzle the Best on Planet Earth by Patricia Forde, illus. by Elina Braslina (Apr. 22, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-915071-21-7), presents the humorous journal entries of Bumpfizzle, a 10-year-old alien sent to Earth on a research mission. Ages 7–10.

Wolfstongue by Sam Thompson, illus. by Anna Tromop (June 22, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-915071-00-2). Silas, bullied at school for his difficulty with language, joins a secret wolf pack in the woods, but must find his voice to help his canine friends. Ages 8–12.

A Short, Hopeful Guide to Climate Change by Oisín McGann (Apr. 22, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-912417-74-2) explains the science behind climate change, and encourages young people to get involved in the global environmental movement. Ages 11–17.

Baby Teeth by Meg Grehan (May 31, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-915071-01-9). This novel in verse follows the queer love story of a human teen and her first vampire girlfriend. Ages 14 and up.

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