Macmillan/Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The Ghosts Went Floating by Kim Norman, illus. by Jay Fleck (July 19, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-374-39011-2). This twist on “The Ants Went Marching” introduces early math concepts. Ages 1–4.

I’ll Hold Your Hand by Maggie C. Rudd, illus. by Elisa Chavarri (Feb. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31413-2), celebrates a parent’s unwavering support for a child though life’s milestones. Ages 3–6.

Miss Rita, Mystery Reader by Sam Donovan and Kristen Wixted, illus. by Violet Tobacco (May 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-77476-7). Tori can’t wait to show off Daddy’s drag queen alter ego, Miss Rita, at school story time. Ages 3–6.

I Am Mozart, Too: The Lost Genius of Maria Anna Mozart by Audrey Ades, illus. by Adelina Lirius (Feb. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31476-7), presents a biography of Wolfgang’s older sister, a child prodigy and a secret composer who has been hidden away from history. Ages 4–8.

She Sang for India: How M.S. Subbulakshmi Used Her Voice for Change by Suma Subramaniam, illus. by Shreya Gupta (May 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38874-4), introduces Subbulakshmi, an Indian singer who advocated for justice and peace through song. Ages 4–8.

This Book Will Get You to Sleep! by Jory John, illus. by Olivier Tallec (Mar. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31130-8), guides little ones through different methods of falling asleep. Ages 4–8.

The Hike to Home by Jess Rinker (July 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81274-2). Lin and her two new friends brave the wilderness to find a castle, prove a local legend, and discover the true meaning of home. Ages 8–12.

In the Key of Us by Mariama J. Lockington (Apr. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31410-1) follows the only two Black girls at a music camp as they connect over their loss, insecurities, and hopes for the future. Ages 8–12.

The Tarnished Garden by Alyssa Colman (Apr. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31395-1). In this follow-up to The Gilded Girl, two sisters must adjust to a new life together at magic school. Ages 8–12.

Team Chu and the Battle of Blackwood Arena by Julie C. Dao (July 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38875-1). Laser-tag loving siblings Clip and Sadie Chu get tangled in a mystery when a new gaming arena comes to town in this series starter. Ages 8–12.

Treasure Tracks by Sallie Anne Rodriguez (June 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38979-6). Fin, a Cuban American teen, goes on a scuba-diving hunt for a missing suitcase filled with riches to help his ailing grandfather. Ages 8–12.

Wave Riders by Lauren St. John (May 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30967-1) is an eco-mystery about twins lost on the high seas on a battered old yacht when their guardian goes missing. Ages 8–12.

Each of Us a Universe by Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo (Feb. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38868-3). Cal and Rosine go on an adventure to the top of Stardust Mountain and discover the magic that friendship can bring. Ages 9–12.

Air by Monica Roe (Mar. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38865-2). Twelve-year-old Emmie has to speak up when her wheelchair motocross dreams get turned upside down. Ages 10–14.

Moonwalking by Zetta Elliott and Lyn Miller-Lachmann (Apr. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31437-8). Two boys in 1980s Brooklyn stumble into an unlikely friendhip, bonding over their love of music and art. Ages 10–14.

Saving Earth: Climate Change and the Fight for Our Future by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, illus. by Tim Foley (Apr. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31305-0), explores the history of our fight against climate change, and reveals how young people today are rising to action. Ages 10–14.

One for All by Lillie Lainoff (Mar. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31461-3). In this gender-bent YA retelling of The Three Musketeers, a girl with a chronic illness trains as a Musketeer and uncovers secrets, sisterhood, and self-love. Ages 12 and up.

The Silent Unseen by Amanda McCrina (Apr. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31355-5). In 1944 Poland, 16-year-old Maria risks everything to save her missing brother who is part of the Polish resistance in a war against Ukrainian nationalists. Ages 12 and up.

That’s Debatable by Jen Doll (June 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30604-5). When a high-school debate tournament takes a scary turn, competitors Millie and Tag find themselves unexpectedly working together. Ages 12 and up.

The Lost Dreamer by Lizz Huerta (Mar. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-75485-1). This debut YA fantasy inspired by ancient Mesoamerica introduces a
lineage of seers defiantly resisting the shifting patriarchal state that would have them destroyed. Ages 14 and up.

A Million Quiet Revolutions by Robin Gow (Mar. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38841-6) is a contemporary love story, told in verse, about two teenage trans boys who adopt the names of two Revolutionary War soldiers they believe to have been trans men in love, and discover the power of reclaiming one’s place in history. Ages 14 and up.

We All Fall Down by Rose Szabo (June 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31432-3) launches the dark fantasy River City duology in which four young queer people struggle with the daily hazards of life, not realizing that they have been selected to play in an age-old drama that revives the flow of magic through their world. Ages 14 and up.


If Animals Kissed Good Night by Ann Whitford Paul, illus. by David Walker, welcomes If Animals Tried to Be Kind (July 19, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-374-38963-5) and If Animals Trick-or-Treated (July 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38852-2), ages 2–6. The Pout-Pout Fish and the Worry-Worry Whale by Deborah Diesen, illus. by Dan Hanna (June 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38930-7), is a new Pout-Pout Fish Adventure, ages 3–6. Benchwarmers by John Feinstein serves up Mixed Doubles (Mar. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31207-7), ages 8–12. And The Feylawn Chronicles by Dashka Slater continues with The Book of Stolen Time (Feb. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30648-9), ages 8–12.

Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends

Nana Loves You More by Jimmy Fallon, illus. by Miguel Ordóñez (Mar. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-82394-6), tells readers just how deep a grandmother’s love runs. Ages 1–3.

Colors of Awesome! 24 Bold Women Who Inspired the World by Eva Chen, illus. by Derek Desierto (Feb. 8, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-250-81667-2), offers a primer in prominent female icons throughout history that doubles as an introduction to colors. Ages 2–4.

Granny’s Kitchen: A Jamaican Story of Food and Family by Sadé Smith, illus. by Ken Daley (July 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-80633-8). A girl learns Jamaican recipes and self-confidence from her grandmother. Ages 3–6.

Have You Eaten? A Story of Food, Friendship, and Kindness by Su Youn Lee (Apr. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-79114-6) takes its inspiration from the Korean tradition of sharing food. Ages 3–6.

Broadway Bird by Alex Timbers, illus. by Alisa Coburn (May 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-78457-5), features a little bird who dreams of making it big on Broadway. Ages 4–6.

Love Rules by Andrea Melvin et al., illus. by Danielle Parchment (June 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-78056-0). In this picture book based on a true story, Michael finds his forever home and celebrates Adoption Day with his classmates. Ages 4–6.

Listen Up, Louella by Ashley Belote (June 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81279-7). An overly excited elephant learns to listen. Ages 4–7.

Smile, Sophia by Skylaar Amann (May 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81695-5). A serious, dino-loving girl just doesn’t feel like smiling, and that’s okay. Ages 4–7.

Annie’s Cat Is Sad by Heather Smith, illus. by Karen Obuhanych (June 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-80684-0). Annie navigates her cat’s bad day in this tale of exploring sadness and how we find comfort. Ages 4–8.

A Home Named Walter by Chelsea Lin Wallace, illus. by Ginnie Hsu (Apr. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31641-7). A house named Walter learns how to heal his broken heart after a family he loves moves away. Ages 4–8.

I Love You More Than... by Taye Diggs, illus. by Shane W. Evans (May 17, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-250-81370-1), underscores the bond between parent and child. Ages 4–8.

Old Friends by Margaret Aitken, illus. by Lenny Wen (July 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-80138-8). Young Marjorie’s search for friends after the death of her grandmother inspires her to go undercover and join the local senior citizens group. Ages 4–8.

Golden Ticket by Kate Egan (June 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-82033-4). Eleven-year-old Ash begins to struggle in her school’s Gifted and Talented program. Ages 8–12.

Molly: The True Story of the Dog Who Rescues Lost Cats by Colin Butcher (Mar. 29, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20705-0). A rescue dog meets a retired police detective and together they help find lost or stolen animals. Ages 8–12.

Theo Tan and the Fox Spirit by Jesse Q. Sutanto (May 31, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-79428-4). After inheriting a grieving fox spirit, a Chinese American boy must learn to embrace his heritage to solve the mystery of his brother’s death. Ages 8–12.

A Baker’s Guide to Robber Pie by Caitlin Sangster (Feb. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-79331-7). Talented baker Evie sets off to find adventure in the Old Forest and stumbles into a nest of robbers. Ages 9–12.

You Are a Champion: How to Be the Best You Can Be by Marcus Rashford with Carl Anka (June 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-85916-7). Soccer champ Rashford discusses how to achieve your dreams in this inspirational guide. Ages 9–12.

The Second Chance of Benjamin Waterfalls by James Bird (Apr. 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81156-1). Benjamin Waterfalls is sent to a Native American boot camp to straighten out his life. Ages 10–14.

The Sun Does Shine: An Innocent Man, a Wrongful Conviction, and the Long Path to Justice (young readers ed.) by Anthony Ray Hinton with Lara Love Hardin and Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich (June 14, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81736-5) reveals the story of a man who spent 30 years on death row for a crime he didn’t commit. Ages 10–14.

The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh (Feb. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-78086-7). In this feminist retelling of a Korean folktale, a girl travels to the Spirit World to break a curse that threatens the lives of her people. Ages 13–17.

Lakelore by Anna-Marie McLemore (Mar. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-62414-7). Two non-binary teens are pulled into a magical world under a lake. Ages 13 and up.

Valiant Ladies by Melissa Grey (June 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-62220-4). Eustaquia and Ana, two 17th-century Peruvian teenagers known as the Valiant Ladies of Potosi, set off on an investigation to expose corruption and deliver justice. Ages 13 and up.

Ophelia After All by Racquel Marie (Feb. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-79730-8). Ophelia navigates friendship drama, the end of high school, and discovering her queerness. Ages 14–17.

The Black Girls Left Standing by Juliana Goodman (June 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-79281-5). When her sister is killed by a police officer, Beau fights to clear her name. Ages 14 and up.

How Maya Got Fierce by Sona Charaipotra (July 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76213-9). Maya, the daughter of garlic farmers, lands her dream job at a fashion magazine, despite being only 17. Ages 14 and up.

Just Your Local Bisexual Disaster by Andrea Mosqueda (May 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-82205-5). In this YA debut, Maggie is tasked with picking an escort for her little sister’s quinceañera and realizes that her feelings about her friends—and her future—aren’t as simple as she’d once believed. Ages 14 and up.

Twice as Perfect by Louisa Onome (July 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-82350-2). A Nigerian Canadian girl deals with an estranged older brother, uncertainty about her future, and helping her cousin plan a big Nigerian wedding. Ages 14 and up.


Sparkella returns in The One and Only Sparkella Makes a Plan by Channing Tatum, illus. by Kim Barnes (May 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-75076-1), ages 4–8. Joining Agents of H.E.A.R.T. by Sam Hay, illus. by Genevieve Kote, are Camp Out Quest (June 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-79831-2; $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-79832-9) and Happily Ever After Rescue Team (Feb. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-79829-9), ages 6–9.Doggo and Pupper wag along in Doggo and Pupper Save the World by Katherine Applegate, illus. by Charlie Alder (Mar. 22, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-250-62100-9), ages 6–9. And the Treehouse Books by Andy Griffiths, illus. by Terry Denton, grows with The 143-Story Treehouse: Camping Trip Chaos! (Apr. 5, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23610-4), ages

Bladesmith by Tricia Levenseller wraps up with Master of Iron (July 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-75682-4), ages 13 and up. The Book of Tea fantasy duology starring a young tea-maker taking part in a magical competition begins with A Magic Steeped in Poison by Judy I. Lin (Mar. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76708-0), ages 13 and up. Game On by Dustin Hansen grows with The Greatest Stories Ever Played: Video Games and the Evolution of Storytelling (Mar. 8, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-18356-9), ages 13 and up. Gearbreakers by Zoe Hana Mikuta continues with Godslayers (June 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-26952-2), ages 13 and up. And new Remixed Classics are Travelers Along the Way: A Robin Hood Remix by Aminah Mae Safi (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-77127-8) and What Souls Are Made Of: A Wuthering Heights Remix by Tasha Suri (July 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-77350-0), ages 13 and up.

Macmillan/First Second

Goldie’s Guide to Grandchilding by Clint McElroy, illus. by Eliza Kinkz (Mar. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-24932-6). Goldie provides instructions for the “care and feeding” of her grandfather. Ages 5–8.

Button Pusher by Tyler Page (Mar. 15, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-250-75834-7). This graphic novel memoir invites readers to see the world from the perspective of Tyler, a child who is diagnosed with ADHD. Ages 10–14.

The Well by Jake Wyatt, illus. by Choo (Apr. 12, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81652-8). Lizzy gets cursed by a wishing well and goes on an adventure to grant three wishes in order to break free. Ages 14 and up.


Blue, Barry & Pancakes by Dan & Jason delivers Enter the Underground Throwdown (June 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81696-2), ages 4–8. Investigators by John Patrick Green issues Braver and Boulder (Feb. 22, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22006-6), ages 7–9. Cat’s Cradle, a debut fantasy-adventure trilogy by Jo Rioux, greets The Golden Twine (June 21, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-250-62535-9), ages 8–12. And The Fifth Quarter by Mike Dawson dribbles along with Hard Court (July 12, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-250-24434-5), ages 8–12. The Island Book trilogy by Evan Dahm concludes with The Rising Tide (June 7, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23631-9), ages 8–12.

New History Comics are The National Parks: Preserving America’s Wild Places by Falynn Koch (Apr. 26, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-26587-6) and The Stonewall Riots: Making a Stand for LGBTQ Rights by Archie Bongiovanni, illus. by A. Andrews (May 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-61836-8), ages 9–13. Maker Comics expands with Live Sustainably! by Angela Boyle, illus. by Les McClaine (Apr. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-62063-7), ages 9–13. Science Comics serves up Birds of Prey: Terrifying Talons by Joe Flood (Mar. 22, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-250-26947-8) and Bridges: Engineering Masterpieces by Dan Zettwoch (July 19, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-250-21689-2), ages 10–13. And joining World Citizen Comics is Why the People: The Case for Democracy by Beka Feathers, illus. by Ally Shwed (June 14, $28.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76070-8), ages 12 and up.


This Golden State by Marit Weisenberg (Mar. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-78627-2). Poppy takes an at-home DNA test and unravels the shocking truth of her parents’ real identities. Ages 12 and up.

All the Best Liars by Amelia Kahaney (Apr. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31270-9). Three longtime friends see their lives changed forever after a fire breaks out as they near their high school graduation day. Ages 14 and up.

Beating Heart Baby by Lio Min (July 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81909-3). In this queer coming-of-age novel, Santi searches for his long-lost internet crush, whom he accidentally betrayed. Ages 14 and up.

Our Crooked Hearts by Melissa Albert (June 28, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-82636-7). An accident kicks off a series of events that lead 17-year-old Ivy to learn that her mother has been hiding a big secret. Ages 14 and up.


Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean gains a sequel with Tokyo Dreaming (May 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76663-2), ages 12 and up.


Duck, Duck, Dad? by Lorna Scobie (May 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-82273-4). Ralph the dog unexpectedly becomes the new father to a flock of ducklings. Ages 4–8.

A Is for Axolotl: An Unusual Animal ABC by Catherine Macorol (Mar. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-10810-4) takes readers around the globe as they encounter uncommon animals. Ages 4–8.

A Monster Is Eating This Book by Karen Kilpatrick, illus. by German Blanco (July 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81759-4), presents a picture book that’s slowly getting eaten by the monster inside of it. Ages 4–8.

Reach for the Stars by Emily Calandrelli, illus. by Honee Jang (Mar. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-79734-6), celebrates love, positivity, and shared discovery. Ages 4–8.

Remixed: A Blended Family by Arree Chung (July 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-14274-0). The colors must re-evaluate what it means to be a family. Ages 4–8.

We Are Better Together by Bill McKibben, illus. by Stevie Lewis (Apr. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-75515-5), pays tribute to the power of human cooperation and the beauty of life on Earth. Ages 4–8.

The Wishing Balloons by Jonathan D. Voss (Apr. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31737-7). Dot is overjoyed when the moving truck arrives at the house down the street, and even more excited when a boy her age steps out. Ages 4–8.

The British Are Coming (young readers ed.) by Rick Atkinson (June 14, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-80058-9) is a history of the Revolutionary War examining what led to the creation of our country. Ages 8–12.

Consider the Octopus by Nora Raleigh Baskin and Gae Polisner (Apr. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-79351-5) follows two 12-year-olds who are thrown together on board a scientific research ship at the edge of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Ages 8–12.

Lifeling by Kirsty Applebaum (Apr. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31735-3). Twelve-year-old Lonny can bring living creatures back from the point of death—in exchange for part of his own life. Ages 8–12.

Every Bird a Prince by Jenn Reese (May 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-78344-8). Seventh grader Eren’s quest to save a forest kingdom is intertwined with her exploration of identity. Ages 9–12.

The Marvellers by Dhonielle Clayton, illus. by Khadijah Khatib (May 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-17494-9). Eleven-year-old Ella Durand is the first Conjuror to attend the Arcanum Training Institute, a magic school in the sky. Ages 9–12.

Blackwater by Jeannette Arroyo and Ren Graham (July 19, $25.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30402-5; $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-77705-8). In the haunted town of Blackwater, Me., two boys fall for each other as they dig for clues to a paranormal mystery. Ages 14 and up.

Deep in Providence by Riss M. Neilson (May 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-78852-8). This YA fantasy debut follows three best friends who turn to magic when they’re haunted by a friend’s death. Ages 14 and up.

Into the Sublime by Kate A. Boorman (July 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19170-0). Four teenage girls descend into an underground cave system in search of a legendary lake that’s said to reveal one’s deepest fears. Ages 14 and up.

Scout’s Honor by Lily Anderson (Apr. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-24673-8). Prudence, a third-generation monster hunter, is forced to confront her past when a mysterious wave of demons hits her town. Ages 14 and up.

When You Call My Name by Tucker Shaw (May 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-62486-4) centers on two gay teens coming of age in New York City in 1990 at the height of the AIDS epidemic. Ages 14 and up.


When Pencil Met Eraser by Karen Kilpatrick, illus. by German Blanco, builds with When Glitter Met Glue (May 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81760-0), ages 3–6. A Llama Book by Jonathan Stutzman, illus. by Heather Fox, gains Llama Rocks the Cradle of Chaos (July 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-77676-1), ages 4–8. Our Universe by Stacy McAnulty, illus. by David Litchfield, offers Our Planet! There’s No Place Like Earth (Apr. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-78249-6), ages 4–8. Fitz and Cleo Get Creative by Stutzman, illus. by Fox (Feb. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23945-7), is a new Fitz and Cleo book, ages 6–9. And Surviving the Wild by Remy Lai, an early reader graphic novel series featuring heroic animals surviving in the perilous wilderness, debuts with Rainbow the Koala (Apr. 5, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-78544-2) and Star the Elephant (Apr. 5, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-78499-5), ages 6–9.

The Pilar Ramirez Duology by Julian Randall, spotlighting Dominican myths and legends, kicks off with Pilar Ramirez and the Escape from Zafa (Mar. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-77410-1), ages 8–12. Thieves of Weirdwood by William Shivering and Christian McKay Heidicker, illus. by Anna Earley, concludes with Nightmares of Weirdwood (June 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30292-2), ages 8–12. And True Rescue picks up In Harm’s Way: The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Story of Its Survivors (young readers ed.) by Michael J. Tougias and Doug Stanton (Feb. 8, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-77132-2), ages 9–14.

Bilingual Title

Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People (Spanish and English) by Monica Brown, illus. by Julie Paschkis (Mar. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81252-0), ages 6–9.


Yours ’Til Niagara Falls by Brenda Z. Guiberson, illus. by William Low (June 28, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-099-4). This fact-filled history of Niagara Falls traces the falls’ evolution from the age of dinosaurs to its future disintegration. Ages 8–12.

Bearnard Writes a Book by Deborah Underwood, illus. by Misa Saburi (Feb. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-26145-8). Bearnard the bear decides to write a book for his best friend Gertie the goose. Ages 4–7.

Grandmas Are Lovely by Meredith Costain, illus. by Nicolette Hegyes (Mar. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81653-5). Baby animals of all shapes and sizes cuddle with their grandmothers. Ages 4–8.

Seed by Caryl Lewis (May 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-83202-3). Marty’s life changes when his grandfather gives him a magic seed. Ages 8–12.

Buzzkill: Fighting Insect Extinction from the Ground Up by Brenna Maloney, illus. by Dave Mottram (June 14, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-80103-6), presents weird and wacky information about bugs, threats to insects and their habitats, their possible extinction, and ways that everyday people can prevent their decline. Ages 10–14.

Title in Spanish

Latinitas: Una celebración de 40 soñadoras audaces by Juliet Menéndez (Mar. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-79610-3), ages 8–12.



Amazing Machines revs up with Clean Green Machines by Tony Mitton, illus. by Ant Parker (Mar. 15, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7680-2), ages 3–5. New Discover It Yourself titles include Animals in Action by Sally Morgan (Feb. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7741-0) and Plants and Flowers (May 24, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7766-3) by Sally Morgan, and Inside the Body by Morgan, illus. by Diego Vaisberg (Feb. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7742-7), ages 6–9. Basher History builds with National Parks by Joe Yogerst, illus. by Simon Basher (Mar. 15, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7843-1), ages 9–11. Joining Basher Science Mini are Artificial Intelligence (May 10, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7819-6; $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7534-7820-2) and Green Technology (Mar. 22, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7534-7815-8), by Tom Jackson, ages 9–11. And Everyday STEM expands with Physics (May 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7746-5) and Energy (May 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7779-3) by Shini Somara, illus. by Luna Valentine, ages 9–12.

Macmillan/Neon Squid

The Hospital: The Inside Story by Christle Nwora, illus. by Ginnie Hsu (Apr. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68449-204-6), shows what happens throughout the day at a hospital, following doctors, nurses, and patients. Ages 6–8.

Animal Sidekicks: Amazing Stories of Symbiosis in Animals and Plants by Macken Murphy, illus. by Dragan Kordic (Feb. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68449-201-5). Animal podcaster Murphy highlights unusual and humorous relationships between different animal and plant species. Ages 8–10.

The Book of Sisters: Biographies of Incredible Siblings Through History by Olivia Meikle and Katie Nelson (Feb. 22, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68449-200-8). Podcasting sisters Meikle and Nelson serve up biographies of remarkable sisters in world history. Ages 8–10.

Rewilding: Bringing Wildlife Back Where It Belongs by David A. Steen, illus. by Chiara Fedele (July 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68449-222-0), is a collection of conservation stories looking at rewilding—the process of returning animals and plants to habitats where they once thrived. Ages 8–10.


Day in the Life delivers Big Cats: What Do Lions, Tigers, and Panthers Get Up to All Day? by Tyus D. Williams, illus. by Chaaya Prabhat (Mar. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68449-207-7), Bugs: What Do Bees, Ants, and Dragonflies Get Up to All Day? by Jessica L. Ware, illus. by Prabhat (Mar. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68449-211-4), and Sharks: What Do Great Whites, Hammerheads, and Whale Sharks Get Up to All Day? by Carlee Jackson, illus. by Prabhat (May 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68449-219-0), ages 6–8. And Young Zoologist welcomes Giant Panda: A First Field Guide to the Bamboo-Loving Bear from China by Vanessa Hull, illus. by Charlotte Molas (June 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68449-221-3) and Humpback Whale: A First Field Guide to the Singing Giant of the Ocean by Asha de Vos, illus. by Jialei Sun (June 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68449-220-6), ages 6–8.

Macmillan/Odd Dot


Show-How Guides rolls out Pumpkin Carving: The 9 Essential Designs & Techniques Everyone Should Know! by Renée Kurilla, illus. by Keith Zoo (July 19, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-78435-3), ages 6–11.


Turn & Play Colors by Roger Priddy (June 7, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-232-9). Readers can turn the pages different ways in this introduction to colors. Ages up to 2.


All created by Roger Priddy: Animal Peep Through adds My Jungle Friends (Feb. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-194-0), ages up to 3. First 100 welcomes First Words USA (May 3, $5.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-223-7) and Nature Words (Mar. 1, $5.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-196-4), ages up to 4. Touch and Feel Picture Books issues Rainbow Rob (Mar. 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-195-7), ages up to 4. Joining Helpful Heroes is Rescue (Apr. 5, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-199-5), ages 1–3. Night Night Truck (Mar. 22, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-190-2) is new to Night Night Books, ages 1–3. On the Move revs up with Ghost Train (July 5, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-235-0), ages 1–4. My Little World gains My Body (Feb. 8, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-148-3), ages 2–4. And Priddy Learning rolls out My First Colors (May 3, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-229-9), ages 3–5; and My First Encyclopedia (Apr. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68449-154-4), ages 6–9.

Macmillan/Roaring Brook

How to Hug a Pufferfish by Ellie Peterson (Apr. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-79699-8). A group of underwater friends learn to ask for permission before showing their prickly, pufferfish pal some love. Ages 3–6.

I Wish for You by David Wax, illus. by Brett Blumenthal (Apr. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-82218-5), explores some of the values in the animal world that we would wish to instill in our children. Ages 3–6.

Parfait, Not Parfait! by Scott Rothman, illus. by Avery Monsen (July 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-26581-4), takes readers on a humorous wordplay journey via a story that emphasizes words that rhyme (or don’t) with parfait. Ages 3–6.

The Pet Potato by Josh Lacey, illus. by Momoko Abe (June 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-83415-7). Albert’s potato begins to grow on him, and soon he can’t imagine having any other pet. Ages 3–6.

Pip and Zip by Elana K. Arnold, illus. by Doug Salati (July 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-79698-1). On a walk during the pandemic lockdown, a family discovers two abandoned duck eggs and takes them home to wait for them to hatch. Ages 3–6.

See You Someday Soon by Pat Zietlow Miller, illus. by Suzy Lee (June 14, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22110-0). A child imagines ways to connect with a family member who lives far way. Ages 3–6.

Skeletina and the In-Between World by Susie Jaramillo (July 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-945635-46-5). This series starter features a fearless girl who lives in the in-between world—where the living go when they are fast asleep, and where the dead hang out when they have unfinished business.

You’re Loved by Liz Climo (Apr. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-80260-6) celebrates all kinds of families and the milestones of childhood. Ages 3–6.

A History of Underwear with Professor Chicken by Hannah Holt, illus. by Korwin Briggs (Feb. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76649-6), is a nonfiction picture book about the complicated history of underwear—modeled by chickens. Ages 3–9.

Kitty by Rebecca Jordan-Glum (Mar. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76804-9). When Granny comes to cat-sit, she’s in for a lot more than she anticipated. Ages 4–7.

My Parents Won’t Stop Talking! by Emma Hunsinger and Tillie Walden (Feb. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-80027-5). A child’s plans to go to the park are ruined when her parents have the audacity to stop to talk to the neighbors. Ages 4–7.

No Nibbling! by Beth Ferry, illus. by A.N. Kang (Feb. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76241-2). Derwood the goat tries to protect his vegetable garden from Tabitha, a bunny who loves to nibble veggies. Ages 4–7.

Bobcat Prowling by Maria Gianferrari, illus. by Bagram Ibatoulline (Mar. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-786-1). A young bobcat searches a suburban landscape for a place to call home. Ages 4–8.

Molly on the Moon by Mary Robinette Kowal, illus. by Diana Mayo (Apr. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-25961-5). When Molly and her family move to the moon, they can only pack the essentials—just one toy each for Molly and her baby brother; luckily, Molly has a big imagination. Ages 4–8.

Pineapple Princess by Sabina Hahn (May 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-79836-7). In this debut, a fierce girl commandeers a rotting pineapple for a royal crown. Ages 4–8.

Tomatoes in My Lunchbox by Costantia Manoli, illus. by Magdalena Mora (June 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76312-9). Newly arrived in another country, a child feels displaced, lonely, and scared on her first day of school in this debut. Ages 4–8.

The Whale Who Swam Through Time: A Two-Hundred-Year Journey in the Arctic by Alex Boersma and Nick Pyenson (May 24, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-80302-3), introduces young readers to this marine animal and explores the role humans have played in its changing ecosystem. Ages 4–8.

School Is Wherever I Am by Ellie Peterson (May 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-84524-5) explores learning, adventure, and the thousands of the things you can discover outside of a classroom. Ages 6–8.

Bright by Brigit Young (July 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-82211-6). Struggling student Marianne joins her school’s celebrated quiz team in a bid to avoid failing eighth grade. Ages 8–12.

Let’s Do Everything and Nothing by Julia Kuo (Mar. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-77434-7) celebrates special moments—big and small—shared between a caregiver and child. Ages 8–12.

Shadow Grave by Marina Cohen (May 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-78300-4). After their car is totaled in a collision with a strange beast, 12-year-old Arlo and his family find themselves trapped in a town where secrets turn deadly and the unnatural lurks in the night. Ages 8–12.

Smaller Sister by Maggie Edkins Willis (May 3, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76741-7; $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-76742-4). This debut graphic novel focuses on body image, confidence, and the everlasting bond of sisterhood. Ages 8–12.

Cold by Mariko Tamaki (Feb. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-273-6) tells the story of a shocking crime in a quiet town, narrated by a boy who died, and a girl who wants to uncover the truth. Ages 12 and up.

How to Money: Your Ultimate Visual Guide to the Basics of Finance by Jean Chatzky and Kathryn Tuggle, illus. by Nina Cosford (May 3, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-79169-6), breaks down the basics of money—how to earn it, manage it, and use it—and gives readers the tools they need to take charge of their personal finance. Ages 12 and up.

Daughters of a Dead Empire by Carolyn Tara O’Neil (Feb. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-75553-7). In this retelling of the Anastasia story, two girls from separate worlds flee across the Russian countryside at the height of the Russian Civil War in 1918. Ages 14 and up.

We Deserve Monuments by Jas Hammonds (July 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81655-9). A tale blending small-town drama, romance, and mystery looks at how racial violence can ripple down through generations. Ages 14 and up.


Starla Jean is back in Starla Jean Takes the Cake (Apr. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30578-7) and Starla Jean Cracks the Case (Apr. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30580-0) by Elana K. Arnold, illus. by A.N. Kang, ages 4–7. If Animals Disappeared by Lily Williams issues
If Tigers Disappeared (June 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23246-5), ages 4–8. Haylee and Comet zoom along in Over the Moon by Deborah Marcero, illus. by Deborah Marcero (July 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-77441-5), ages 6–9. Stella Diaz takes center stage in Stella Díaz to the Rescue by Angela Dominguez (Mar. 29, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76310-5), ages 6–9. And Sharks Incorporated by Randy Wayne White takes a bite out of spring with Crocs (Feb. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81351-0), ages 8–12.

Title in Spanish

Skeletina y el entremundo (Skeletina and the In-Between World) by Susie Jaramillo, trans. by Leslie Rodriguez (July 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-85105-5), ages 3–6.

Macmillan/Swoon Reads

You Should Have Seen This Coming by Shani Michelle (Apr. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-29477-7). A teen girl who sees visions of the past is called to use her gift to save a kidnapped classmate. Ages 13 and up.

Dauntless by Elisa A. Bonnin (July 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-79561-8). Seri must bring together two broken worlds in order to save her nation in this Filipino-inspired YA fantasy debut. Ages 14 and up.

Macmillan/Tor Teen


Lily to the Rescue by W. Bruce Cameron, illus. by James Bernardin, lands The Three Bears (Mar. 29, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-76251-1), ages 7–10. The Extraordinaries trilogy by T.J. Klune concludes with Heat Wave (July 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20373-1), ages 13 and up. And Unstoppable by Charlie Jane Anders continues with Dreams Bigger Than Heartbreak (Apr. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31739-1), ages 13 and up.


Kelcie Murphy and the Academy for the Unbreakable Arts by Erika Lewis (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20826-2). Kelcie, a foster child, tests into the Academy for the Unbreakable Arts that trains warriors and learns she is a Saiga—an ancient being in the Otherworld—in this series starter. Ages 8–12.


The One True Me and You by Remi K. England (Mar. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81486-9). When Kaylee attends GreatCon for the first time, she runs into fandom friends, her rival, and shares an intense connection with someone new that must be kept under wraps. Ages 12 and up.

Reclaim the Stars: 17 Tales Across Realms & Space, ed. by Zoraida Córdova (Feb. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-79063-7), features fantasy short stories from Latinx authors representing different gender identities, ethnicities, and sexualities. Ages 12 and up.

Full Flight by Ashley Schumacher (Feb. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-77978-6). When Anna and Weston are assigned a duet in their marching band show, sparks fly and Anna’s strict parents try to keep the pair apart. Ages 13–17.

Accomplished: A Georgie Darcy Novel by Amanda Quain (July 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81781-5). In this Pride & Prejudice retelling, marching band kid Georgiana Darcy is back at Pemberley Academy for her junior year trying to atone for last year’s incident with Wickham. Ages 13 and up.

The Charmed List by Julie Abe (July 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-83009-8). Quiet girl Ellie is ready to take risks and have a life-changing summer before senior year, starting with her Anti-Wallflower list—13 items to check off one by one. Ages 13 and up.

Daughter by Kate McLaughlin (Mar. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81744-0). The daughter of a notorious serial killer must come face to face with the father she barely knows when he vows to give the names and locations of his remaining victims only to her. Ages 13 and up.

Home Field Advantage by Dahlia Adler (June 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76584-0). A cheerleader and the school’s newest (female) quarterback are playing to win, but might lose their hearts in the process. Ages 13 and up.

I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston (May 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-24445-1). Small town princess Shara vanishes after kissing three people: her quarterback sweetheart, the bad boy next door, and her rival Chloe. Ages 13 and up.

This May End Badly by Samantha Markum (Apr. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-79918-0). When a high stakes boarding school prank war leads to a fake dating scheme, two teens must decide if they are ready to take the ultimate risk: falling in love. Ages 13 and up.

Together We Burn by Isabel Ibañez (May 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-80335-1). In this fantasy inspired by medieval Spain, a city plagued by dragons hosts monthly dragon fights in rings where the beasts are slain by the legendary Dragadors. Ages 13 and up.

This Vicious Grace by Emily Thiede (June 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-79405-5). Thiede’s debut kicks off the Last Finestra fantasy series, in which Alessa’s magical touch turns deadly. Ages 13 and up.

Wake the Bones by Elizabeth Kilcoyne (July 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-79082-8). College dropout Laurel hopes to resume life on the family farm as a tobacco hand and taxidermist, but a devil from her past has returned to court her, as he did her late mother years earlier. Ages 13 and up.

A Far Wilder Magic by Allison Saft (Mar. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-62365-2). On a magical fox hunt, a hunter and alchemist find themselves competing for glory—and each other’s heart. Ages 14 and up.

Long Story Short by Serena Kaylor (July 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81841-6). Sixteen-year-old homeschooled math genius Beatrice ventures out of her comfort zone at a theater camp, where she learns about friendship, love, and how to be herself. Ages 14 and up.

Primal Animals by Julia Lynn Rubin (May 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-75729-6). A girl gets sucked into a secret society at an elite summer program, with deadly consequences. Ages 14 and up.

These Deadly Games by Diana Urban (Feb. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-79719-3). When Crystal gets a message on a mysterious app with a
picture of her little sister gagged and bound, she agrees to play the kidnapper’s game. Ages 14 and up.


Sisters of Salem serves up Omens Bite by P.C. and Kristin Cast (Apr. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76566-6), ages 12 and up. And Hush by Dylan Farrow reveals Veil (Apr. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23593-0), ages 14 and up.

Mad Cave Studios/Maverick

Good Game, Well Played by Rachael Smith and Katherine Lobo (May 3, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-952303-33-3). In 1999, a group of five best friends work together to keep the failing video game store where they work from being torn down by a greedy landlord. Ages 13 and up.

World Class by Jay Sandlin, illus. by Patrick Mulholland (Feb. 9, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-952303-28-9). When a football scout offers Colombian teen Adrian a full scholarship to an elite prep school in London, he deals with bullies, hormones, and anxiety. Ages 13 and up.

Merriam-Webster Kids

Merriam-Webster’s Ready-for-School Words: 1,000 Words for Big Kids by Hannah S. Campbell, illus. by Sara Rhys (June 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-87779-124-9), presents illustrated scenes spotlighting words a child should know before they start preschool. Ages 3–6.


Merriam-Webster’s Activity Mysteries by Tish Rabe, illus. by Xavi Ramiro, which finds kids Merriam and Webster solving word puzzles to solve mysteries, launches with Follow the Stars! What Happened on Mars? (May 3, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-87779-080-8) and Please Don’t Laugh, We Lost a Giraffe! (May 3, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-87779-079-2), ages 6–9.

MIT Kids Press

I’m a Neutrino: Tiny Particles in a Big Universe by Eve M. Vavagiakis, illus. by Ilze Lemesis (Mar. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2207-4), introduces one of the universe’s most mysterious particles of matter. Ages 7–9.

MITeen Press

Become an App Inventor: The Official Guide from MIT App Inventor: Your Guide to Designing, Building, and Sharing Apps by Karen Lang and Selim Tezel (Feb. 8, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1914-2) teaches readers to design and publish their own apps and introduces young app creators from around the world. Ages 12 and up.

The Hanmoji Handbook: Your Guide to the Chinese Language Through Emoji by Jason Li et al. (July 12, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1913-5) introduces Chinese Han characters and idioms through the language of emoji. Ages 14 and up.



New Small & Mighty titles illustrated by Kirsti Davidson include The Small and Mighty Book of Dinosaurs by Clive Gifford (May 3, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-83935-147-1), The Small and Mighty Book of Oceans by Tracey Turner (May 3, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-83935-148-8), and The Small and Mighty Book of Planet Earth by Catherine Brereton (May 3, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-83935-150-1), ages 5–8.


Good Night Classics: A Fairy-Tale Journey Through God’s Good News by C.S. Fritz (Apr. 5, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-64158-237-7) is an exploration of beloved fairy tales through the lens of the Gospel. Ages 3–10.

Nobrow/Flying Eye

Creature by Andrea Ballance, illus. by Grasya Oilyko (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-83874-041-2). A playful housecat goes about her activities while a narrator muses about the comfort of cats, our connection to the stars, and the magic of the world around us. Ages 3–5.

The Comet by Joe Todd-Stanton (May 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-83874-065-8). When Nyla moves from the country to the city, a mysterious comet crashes through the city streets and starts growing into a magical forest. Ages 3–7.

The Planet in a Pickle Jar by Martin Stanev (Apr. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-83874-018-4). Two children visit their grandmother’s house and discover her secret collection of magical jars, where she keeps little pieces of all the wonders of the world outside. Ages 3–7.

When I Was a Pirate by Tom Silson, illus. by Ewa Poklewska-Koziello (July 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-83874-049-8). A grandfather recounts his adventures as a pirate on the high seas to his granddaughter. Ages 3–7.

Bandoola: The Great Elephant Rescue by William Grill (Mar. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-83874-023-8) chronicles the true story of a war veteran’s friendship with an Asian elephant, and their harrowing journey leading refugees and elephants to safety from Burma into India. Ages 8–12.

The Great Barrier Reef by Helen Scales, illus. by Lisk Feng (June 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-83874-984-2), explores this natural wonder, its animal inhabitants, and the peoples who have embraced it as a centerpiece of their
cultures. Ages 8–12.

Sisters of the Mist by Marlyn Spaaij (July 5, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-83874-074-0). While summering at their grandmother’s farm, the eldest of three sisters disappears into the nearby magical woods and her younger siblings try to rescue her. Ages 10–14.


Curious Creatures by Zoë Armstrong, illus. by Anja Susanj, continues with Curious Creatures Working with Tools (July 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-83874-001-6), ages 3–7. And Brownstone’s Mythical Collection by Joe Todd-Stanton greets Leo and the Gorgon’s Curse (Apr. 5, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-83874-989-7), ages 5–9.

North Atlantic

The Tantrum That Saved the World by Megan Herbert and Michael E. Mann (Feb. 22, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-62317-684-6) is an environmental picture book about finding your voice, taking collective action, and saving the planet. Ages 5–9.

North Star


Genius Kid’s Guides, focused on the worlds of professional and international sports, serves up The Genius Kid’s Guide to Pro Baseball (Mar. 15, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-952455-08-7) and The Genius Kid’s Guide to Pro Football (Apr. 12, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-952455-09-4) by Brendan Flynn, and The Genius Kid’s Guide to the Olympics by Chrös McDougall (Feb. 1, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-952455-07-0), ages 8–14.

North Star/Flux

Goth Girl, Queen of the Universe by Lindsay S. Zrull (July 19, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63583-078-1). At her new high school, loner Jess bonds with geeky cosplay fan Oscar, complicating plans for a potential reunion with her long-absent biological mother. Ages 8–14.

Every Variable of Us by Charles A. Bush (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63583-074-3). After Philadelphia teenager Alexis Duncan is injured in a gang shooting, her dreams of a college scholarship and pro basketball career vanish and she shifts her focus to the school’s STEM team. Ages 14 and up.

Game of Strength and Storm by Rachel Menard (June 7, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63583-076-7) is a YA gender-bent Hercules told from multiple points of view. Ages 14 and up.

North Star/Jolly Fish

Jordie and Joey Fell from the Sky by Judi Lauren (Apr. 19, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63163-581-6). Twin brothers Jordie and Joey head to Area 51 in Roswell, N.M., to determine whether they are aliens. Ages 8–14.


Climb On! by Baptiste Paul, illus. by Jacqueline Alcántara (Feb. 22, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4481-0), takes readers on a father-daughter hiking adventure. Ages 4–8.

The Garden We Share by Zoe Tucker, illus. by Swaney Julianna (Mar. 22, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4484-1), centers on the friendship between a girl and an elderly woman as they help tend a community garden alongside friends and neighbors through the seasons of the year. Ages 4–8.

Gaudí—Architect of Imagination by Susan B. Katz, illus. by Linda Schwalbe (June 7, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4487-2), presents the life and work of world-famous Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí. Ages 4–8.

In the Garden with Flori by Sonja Danowski (Mar. 29, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4458-2). When Linn’s grandfather breaks his leg, Linn and her dog Flori offer to take care of his spectacular garden. Ages 4–8.

Mr. Gray and Frieda Frolic by Binette Schroeder (Mar. 29, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4473-5). Number-crunching Mr. Gray thinks his neighbor—the colorful and cheerful Frieda Frolic—is unbearable; then he falls under the spell of her gray eyes. Ages 4–8.

Violet and the Crumbs: A Gluten-Free Adventure by Abigail Rayner, illus. by Molly Ruttan (Apr. 19, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4485-8), Violet, who has celiac disease, feels alone until she discovers that some animals have dietary restrictions as well. Ages 4–8.


Titles in Spanish

Leo va a la peluquería (Mr. Lion’s New Hair) by Britta Teckentrup (July 12, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-84-18133-95-4) and Mi primer emocionómetro (My First Emotion-O-Meter) by Susanna Isern, illus. by Mónica Carretero (Apr. 12, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-84-18599-19-4), ages up to 4. Carlota o dice ni pío (Carlota Wouldn’t Say Boo) by José Carlos Andrés, illus. by Emilio Urberuaga (June 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-84-18599-27-9), ages 4–8. And Tekis by Gómez (June 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-84-18599-03-3), ages 6–12.

Simultaneous English and Spanish Titles

Claudia’s Dream (May 10, $15.99, ISBN 978-84-18599-32-3) and El sueño de Claudia (May 10, $15.99, ISBN 978-84-18599-08-8) by Marta Morros, illus. by Simona Mulazzani, and El paraguas de cebra (Apr. 5, $15.99, ISBN 978-84-18133-35-0) and Zebra’s Umbrella (Apr. 5, $15.99, ISBN 978-84-18133-36-7) by David Hernández Sevillano, illus. by Anuska Allepuz, ages 3–6. Fox Tells a Lie (May 17, $15.95, ISBN 978-84-18599-25-5) and Zorro dice mentiras (May 17, $15.95, ISBN 978-84-18599-12-5) by Susanna Isern, illus. by Leire Salaberria; Pumpkin and Me (Apr. 19, $15.99, ISBN 978-84-17673-92-5) and Peque y yo (Apr. 19, $15.99, ISBN 978-84-17673-91-8) by Alicia Acosta, illus. by Mercé Galì; and Who Stole My Leg? (July 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-84-17673-65-9) and El pirata de la pata de pato (July 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-84-945971-1-4) by José Carlos Andrés, illus. by Myriam Cameros Sierra, ages 4–8.

Series in Spanish

Colección animalejos (Disgusting Critters) by Elise Grave welcomes El Gusano (The Worm) (June 7, $11.99, ISBN 978-84-18599-38-5), El Murciélago (The Bat) (June 7, $11.99, ISBN 978-84-18599-36-1), and El Piojo (Head Lice) (June 7, $11.99, ISBN 978-84-18599-34-7), ages 6–12.

Michael O'Mara


Magical Unicorn Society by Anne Marie Ryan reveals Unicorns, Myths and Monsters (Feb. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-78929-349-4), ages 9–12.


Give Me a Snickle! by Alisha Sevigny (Apr. 12, $10.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-4598-2870-4) features playful fabricated words of affection. Ages up to 2.

I Make Space by Sara Cassidy, illus. by Jimmy Tigani (Apr. 12, $10.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-4598-3202-2), follows a young bunny through its day while it makes room for itself and others, demonstrating the concept of personal space. Ages up to 2.

Calm by Jillian Roberts (Feb. 15, $10.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-4598-3097-4) reminds readers that children who are overwhelmed by big emotions look to adults to be their source of calm. Ages 1–3.

Grumble, Yawn by Deborah Kerbel, illus. by Jacqui Lee (Mar. 15, $10.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-4598-2867-4), depicts the
onomatopoeic antics of a girl and her cat as they resist the bedtime routine. Ages 2–4.

I’m the Boss! by Elise Gravel, trans. by Charles Simard (Mar. 15, $10.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-4598-3294-7). For once in their life, a small beast wants to get everything it wants, right here, right now. Ages 2–4.

Be a Good Ancestor by Leona Prince and Gabrielle Prince, illus. by Carla Joseph (May 17, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3140-7), encourages readers of all ages to consider the ways in which they live in connection to the world around them and to think deeply about their behaviors. Ages 3–5.

Charlotte Diamond’s Animal Friends: A Collection of Songs by Charlotte Diamond, illus. by Eunji Jung (May 17, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2894-0). Singer and songwriter Diamond offers a picture-book compilation of her most popular animals songs for kids. Ages 3–5.

It’s Me, Henry! by Stéphanie Deslauriers, illus. by Geneviève Després, trans. by Charles Simard (Mar. 15, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3083-7). When Henry’s class goes on a field trip to the botanical gardens, his knowledge of the flora and fauna shows the other kids that his neurodiversity makes him special. Ages 3–5.

Journey of the Midnight Sun by Shazia Afzal, illus. by Aliya Ghare (Mar. 15, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2760-8), tells the true story of how a Winnipeg-based charity raised funds in 2010 to build and ship a mosque to Inuvik, one of the most northern towns in Canada’s Arctic. Ages 3–5.

Kunoichi Bunny by Sara Cassidy, illus. by Brayden Sato (Mar. 15, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2780-6). In this wordless graphic novel-style picture book, a girl uses her beloved stuffed bunny to save the day multiple times on an outing with her father. Ages 3–5.

The Moon Is a Silver Pond, the Sun Is a Peach: A Flippable Book by Sara Cassidy, illus. by Josée Bisaillon (Apr. 12, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3225-1), encourages readers to look at everyday objects from a different perspective. Ages 3–5.

Quiet, Please! by Russ Willms (Apr. 12, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2602-1). Junior the giraffe discovers that the best way to keep his noisy siblings quiet while he reads his book is to read it aloud to them. Ages 3–5.

Sitting Shiva by Erin Silver, illus. by Michelle Theodore (May 17, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2772-1). A girl grieving the loss of her mother is comforted and supported when her friends and family arrive at her house laden with cakes and stories to take part in the Jewish ritural of sitting shiva. Ages 3–5.

The Three Bears and Goldilocks by Bee Waeland (Apr. 12, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3385-2). In this graphic retelling of the fairy tale “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” self-involved Goldilocks is held accountable for her actions. Ages 3–5.

Who’s Looking? How Animals See the World by Carol Matas, illus. by Cornelia Li (Apr. 12, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2676-2), reveals information on how various animals’ vision is different from humans’. Ages 3–5.

We Sang You Home by Richard Van Camp, illus. by Julie Flett (Feb. 15, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3224-4), captures the wonder new parents feel as they welcome a baby into the world. Ages 3–6.

Olivia Wrapped in Vines by Maude Nepveu-Villeneuve, illus. by Sandra Dumais, trans. by Charles Simard (Feb. 15, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3103-2). When Olivia starts to feel overwhelmed by her big feelings, she sprouts vines. Ages 4–7.

Little Pine Cone: Wildfires and the Natural World by Johanna Wagstaffe, illus. by Julie McLaughlin (May 17, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2830-8). Jacky the pine cone experiences a forest fire and learns that being scorched by the flames is important for her to continue her life cycle. Ages 6–8.

On the Line by Eric Walters and Paul Coccia (Mar. 15, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-2713-4). When his parents separate and his father announces he’s gay, 13-year-old Jordie struggles with how to process a swirl of emotions and change. Ages 9–12.

Naked: Not Your Average Sex Encyclopedia by Myriam Daguzan Bernier, illus. by Cécile Gariépy, trans. by Charles Simard (May 17, $29.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-3101-8), is an inclusive guide to sexuality for teens, covering key ideas about identity, relationships, self-image, sex, and body positivity. Ages 12 and up.


My Great Bear Rainforest greets The Seal Garden by Nicholas Read (Apr. 12, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3365-4), ages 6–8. Orca Echoes welcomes Bear in the Family by Eric Walters, illus. by Olga Barinova (Apr. 12, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-3297-8), Charlie’s Rules #3: Hush, Puppy by Sigmund Brouwer, illus. by Sabrina Gendron (May 17, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-2590-1), and Lark Has the Shivers by Natasha Deen, illus. by Marcus Cutler (Mar. 15, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-2605-2), ages 6–8; and Fire on the Mountain by Pamela McDowell, illus. by Dana Barton (Mar. 15, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-2614-4), ages 7–9. Sueño Bay Adventures sails along with Hermit Hill by Mike Deas and Nancy Deas (May 17, $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-3149-0), ages 6–8. World Around Us adds On the Internet: Our First Talk About Online Safety by Jillian Roberts, illus. by Jane Heinrichs (May 17, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3366-1), ages 6–8.

Joining Orca Currents are Project Bollywood by Mahtab Narsimhan (Apr. 12, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-3211-4) and Willpower by Marty Chan (Feb. 15, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-3291-6), ages 9–12; and The Overwood by Gabrielle Prendergast (Feb. 15, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-3196-4), ages 10–14. New Orca Footprints titles are Fashion Forward: Striving for Sustainable Style by Raina DeLisle (Mar. 15, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2580-2) and Rush Hour: Navigating Our Global Traffic Jam by Erin Silver (May 17, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2775-2), ages 9–12. Orca Think ramps up with Better Connected: How Girls Are Using Social Media for Good by Tanya Lloyd Kyi and Julia Kyi, illus. by Vivian Rosas (May 17, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2857-5), Fresh Air, Clean Water: Our Right to a Healthy Environment by Megan Clendenan, illus. by Julie McLaughlin (Mar. 15, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2679-3), and Why Humans Work: How Jobs Shape Our Lives and Our World by Monique Polak, illus. by Suharu Ogawa (May 17, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2795-0), ages 9–12. And Orca Wild gains Salmon: Swimming for Survival by Rowena Rae (Mar. 15, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2653-3), ages 9–12.

Orca Anchor picks up four new titles, including Grave Message by Mary Jennifer Payne (Feb. 15, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-2864-3) and One Last Job by Sean Rodman (Feb. 15, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-2860-5), ages 12–17. And Orca Soundings expands with Sulfur Heart by Brooke Carter (Apr. 12, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-3160-5), ages 12–17; and Depth of Field by Natasha Deen (Feb. 15, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-3220-6) and Face the Music by Lesley Choyce (Feb. 15, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-3288-6), ages 14–17.


Once Upon a Tune: Stories from the Orchestra by James Mayhew (Apr. 1, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-913074-03-6) offers six tales from various countries that inspired such musical works as The Flight of the Bumblebee and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Ages 7–9.


Busy Baby Animals by Suzi Eszterhas (Mar. 15, $9.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-77147-446-7) introduces baby wild animals from around the world. Ages up to 3.

Dinosaur Dance-Off by Jorden Foss, illus. by Sara Theuerkauf (Mar. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-441-2). A dinosaur on the hunt for a new dance troupe discovers his family has some sweet moves. Ages 3–7.

Free by Barroux (Apr. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-451-1). The Great Bird Circus is headed to a big show, but they run into trouble when they reach the border. Ages 3–7.

A Park Connects Us by Sarah Nelson, illus. by Ellen Rooney (Mar. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-450-4), is an ode to urban parks and the many ways they connect us to community and nature. Ages 3–7.

Pink Is for Everybody by Ella Russell, illus. by Udayana Lugo (Apr. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-465-8). With inclusive, gender-neutral language, this book invites readers into a welcoming space where different clothing, toys, and colors are enjoyed by all. Ages 3–7.

While We Wait by Judy Ann Sadler, illus. by Élodie Duhameau (Mar. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-440-5). While awaiting the birth of a new sibling, a boy and his grandmother stretch, dance, snack, talk—and knit the perfect gift. Ages 3–7.

My Delicious Garden by Anne-Marie Fortin, illus. by Julien Castanié (Mar. 15, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-468-9). A girl lovingly tends to her garden through the seasons. Ages 4–8.

The Tunnel by Sarah Howden, illus. by Erika Rodriguez Medina (Mar. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-427-6), is an exploration of coping with tough emotions and taking time and space to heal. Ages 4–8.

Whirl by Deborah Kerbel, illus. by Josée Bisaillon (Apr. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-428-3). A stray maple seed, sometimes called a maple key or whirligig, is picked up by the wind and begins a long, wordless journey through a local neighborhood. Ages 4–8.

Dig, Dance, Dive: How Birds Move to Survive by Etta Kaner, illus. by June Steube (Apr. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-439-9), takes a funny and informative look at birds and their unique behavioral adaptations. Ages 6–9.

Same Here! The Differences We Share by Susan Hughes, illus. by Sophie Casson (Apr. 15, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-307-1), introduces readers to kids from around the world and the lives they lead. Ages 8–12.

For the Record by Monique Polak (Mar. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-437-5). After her mother enlists her in collecting evidence that could lead to getting sole custody, Justine starts to question her mother’s behavior, and her own. Ages 9–12.

Pega Sisters Go to Camp by Brooke Hartman, illus. by MacKenzie Haley (May 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-471-9). Lilly is finally heading to Pegasus Camp, but her little sister Filly tags along and gets underhoof at every turn. Ages 4–8.

So Not Ghoul by Karen Yin, illus. by Bonnie Lui (July 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-557-0). A Chinese American ghost is forced to wear her ancient ancestor’s gown, and convinces the mean girl ghosts at school to accept her and her heritage. Ages 4–8.

The Comedienne’s Guide to Pride by Hayli Thomson (June 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-536-5) follows a young lesbian striving to win a spot on Saturday Night Live. Ages 14 and up.

A Furry Faux Paw by Jessica Kara (May 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-526-6) depicts a teen furry setting boundaries at home and finding community in fandom. Ages 14 and up.

Not Good for Maidens by Tori Bovalino (May 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-466-5). When her aunt Neela is kidnapped at the goblin market, Lou only has three days to find her before the market disappears and her aunt becomes a goblin forever. Ages 14 and up.

Wind Daughter by Joanna Ruth Meyer (May 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-436-8). Satu embarks on a perilous journey to reclaim her father’s magic, but finds herself in a deadly race with the Winter Lord who wants the North Wind’s destructive powers for himself. Ages 14 and up.


Bee and Flea by Anna Humphrey, illus. by Mike Deas, a chapter book series starring unlikely bug buddies, takes wing with Bee & Flea and the Compost Caper (Apr. 15, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-420-7), ages 6–9. And Weird Sisters Detective Agency by Mark David Smith, illus. by Kari Rust, featuring three sleuthing sisters, launches with A Note, a Goat, and a Casserole (Apr. 15, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-456-6), ages 6–9.



New Asterix volumes by René Goscinny, illus. by Albert Uderzo, are Asterix Omnibus #8: Collecting Asterix and the Great Crossing, Obelix and Co, Asterix in Belgium (May 10, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0874-0), Asterix Omnibus #9: “Asterix and the Great Divide,” “Asterix and the Black Gold,” and “Asterix and Son” (July 5, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0909-9), and Asterix Omnibus #7 (Mar. 1, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0728-6), ages 7–12. And Geronimo Stilton Reporter Graphic Novels by Geronimo Stilton issues The Curse of Blackrat (Mar. 22, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0866-5), and Intrigue on the Rodent Express (July 26, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0885-6), ages 7–12.

Chloe is back in Green Thumb by Greg Tessier (Apr. 19, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0870-2), ages 7–12. Geeky Fab Five by Liz Lareau greets Shooting for the Stars (May 17, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0882-5), ages 7–12. Loud House lands The Casagrandes #2 (Feb. 22, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0863-4), The Casagrandes #3: Super Mercado Sweep (May 17, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0911-2), and The Missing Linc (Mar. 29, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0868-9), ages 7–12. Magical History Tour revs up with Vikings by Fabrice Erre, illus. by Sylvain Savoia(Apr. 26, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0875-7) and The Titanic by Fabrice Erre (June 7, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0893-1), ages 7–12.

Mythics by Patrick Sobral delivers Global Chaos (Feb. 15, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0860-3), ages 7–12. Nightmare Brigade by Frank Thillez, illus. by Yomgui Dumont, in which two teens help people get rid of their worst nightmares, launches with Into the Woods (June 14, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0895-5) and The Case of the Girl from Deja Vu (Feb. 1, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0877-1), ages 7–12. And Smurfs Graphic Novels by Peyo serves up The Smurf Tales (Apr. 12, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0872-6), ages 7–12.


Dig It! Dump It! Build It!, illus. by Tommy Doyle (Apr. 19, $13.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-597-3), is a construction-themed 10-button interactive sound book. Ages 1–5.



Cool... rocks on with Cool Technology by Jenny Jacoby, illus. by Jem Venn (Mar. 4, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-84365-515-2), ages 9–13.


Ready! Said Rabbit by Marjoke Henrichs (May 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-458-5). Rabbit and Dad are going to the park, but it’s taking forever for them to get ready to leave the house. Ages 2–5.

A Unicorn on a Unicycle by Lynda Graham-Barber, illus. by Jordan Wray (June 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-251-2). A unicorn on a unicycle makes his way through town, gathering a parade of animal friends. Ages 2–5.

Beyond the Burrow by Jessica Meserve (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-375-5). A small rabbit ventures outside of her comfort zone in search of a juicy carrot. Ages 2–6.

Howard the Average Gecko by Wendy Meddour, illus. by Carmen Saldaña (July 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-434-9). Howard the gecko thinks he is the most exceptional
creature in the entire rainforest because of his camouflage, but soon learns that other creatures can be camouflaged, too. Ages 4–8.

Life in Hot Water: Wildlife at the Bottom of the Ocean by Mary Batten, illus. by Thomas Gonzalez (May 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-152-2), provides an overview of the deep-sea extremophiles that thrive in boiling water and permanent darkness at the bottom of the ocean. Ages 6–9.

The Boy Who Met a Whale by Nizrana Farook (Feb. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-373-1). Sri Lankan fisher-
boy Razi is swept up in a seafaring adventure, complete with a kidnapping, missing treasure, and sea monsters. Ages 8–12.

A Darkening of Dragons by S.A. Patrick (Apr. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-376-2). Thirteen-year-old Patch, a piper in disgrace, enlists the help of a girl cursed to live as a rat and a fire-breathing dracogriff to stop the evil Piper of Hamelyn. Ages 8–12.

Flipping Forward Twisting Backward by Alma Fullerton (July 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-366-3). Fifth grader Claire is a talented gymnast who has also been successful at hiding the fact that she can’t read—until her secret starts to unravel. Ages 8–12.

The Impossible Destiny of Cutie Grackle by Shawn K. Stout (May 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-320-5). Lonely 10-year-old Cutie lives with her uncle on a mountain, where a flock of ravens presents her with a fortune that compels her to try to break a family curse and find her long-lost mother. Ages 8–12.

Serengeti: Plains of Grass by Leslie Bulion, illus. by Becca Stadtlander (Mar. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-191-1). Using interconnected verses inspired by a Swahili poem, Bulion presents a lyrical salute to East Africa’s Serengeti Plain. Ages 8–12.


Where in the Garden? by Janay Brown-Wood, illus. by Samara Hardy, grows with Miguel’s Community Garden (Mar. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-166-9), ages 3–7. King & Kayla return for King & Kayla and the Case of the Lost Library Book by Dori Hillestad Butler, illus. by Nancy Meyers (Feb. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-215-4), ages 7–9. And Mr. Penguin stars in Mr. Penguin and the Tomb of Doom by Alex T. Smith (June 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-459-2), ages 8–12.

Peachtree Teen

Boys I Know by Anna Gracia (July 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-371-7). High school senior June Chu navigates messy boys and messier relationships in this exploration of Asian American identity and sexuality. Ages 14 and up.

The Ghosts of Rose Hill by R.M. Romero (May 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-338-0). A teenage Jewish Latina girl encounters a ghost in one of Prague’s Jewish cemeteries and becomes entangled in the dark magic surrounding him. Ages 14 and up.

Hell Followed with Us by Andrew Joseph White (June 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-324-3). In this post-apocalyptic thriller, trans boy Benji teams up with an LGBTQ youth center to take down the fundamentalist cult who turned him into a monster. Ages 14 and up.



Mighty Express calls “all aboard” with Meet the Trains! by Tallulah May (Feb. 15, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-38447-3), ages 2–4; and Donutty Day by May (Feb. 15, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-38413-8), ages 3–6. Bluey stars in Camping (May 24, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-51910-3), My Dad Is Awesome by Bluey and Bingo (Mar. 15, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-51965-3), and My Mum Is the Best by Bluey and Bingo (Mar. 15, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-51966-0), ages 3–5. Strawberry Shortcake serves up The Butterfly Ride by Amy Ackelsberg, illus. by Saxton Moore (May 24, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-51963-9) and Puppy Love! by Ackelsberg, illus. by Artful Doodlers (May 24, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-51964-6), ages 3–5. Cosmic Kids expands with Sarah’s Brave Adventure: A Yoga Journey by Brooke Vitale, illus. by Junissa Bianda (June 21, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38627-9), ages 4–8. And Penguin Young Readers, Level 4 adds Are Sea Monsters Real? (July 5, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38394-0) and Tiny Terrors! The World’s Scariest Small Creatures (July 5, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38397-1), both by Ginjer L. Clarke, ages 8–9.

Penguin Teen

Wrong Side of the Court by H.N. Khan (Mar. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-7087-9). Fawad dreams of being the first Pakistani Canadian player in the NBA, but his traditional mother has other plans. Ages 12 and up.


Adurable: Little Pups in Big Trucks by Bob Shea, illus. by Brian Won (June 7, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-32589-6). On their first day of puppy school, Dig Doug, Puddles, and Cheddar have to dig their teacher Miss Polly out from a pile of rocks. Ages up to 3.

Bearplane by Deborah Underwood, illus. by Sam Wedelich (May 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11226-7),
follows a bear cub, their grownup, and their beloved stuffie Teddy as they make their way through the busy airport and the cub’s first plane ride. Ages 2–5.

The Rainbow Parade by Emily Neilson (May 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32658-9). Emily goes with her two mothers to her first Pride parade. Ages 2–5.

More Than Enough: A Passover Story by April Halprin Wayland, illus. by Katie Kath (Feb. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-46254-6). A Jewish family prepares for their Passover seder at Nana’s house, as they embrace thankfulness and holiday traditions. Ages 3–5.

The Night Wild by Zoë Tilley Poster (Apr. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55378-6). Dog and her unexpected new friend Wolf explore the woods under the glow of moonlight. Ages 3–5.

Just Try One Bite by Adam Mansbach and Camila Alves McConaughey, illus. by Mike Boldt (Mar. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32414-1). Three kids are determined to get their picky eater parents to try one bite of healthy whole foods. Ages 3–7.

Poopsie Gets Lost by Hannah E. Harrison (Apr. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32417-2). A fluffy, nap-loving cat faces the scary outdoors and the dangerous creatures of the jungle. Ages 3–7.

This Book Is Not for You! by Shannon Hale, illus. by Tracy Subisak (Mar. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-1685-6), pokes fun at gendered notions of “boy books” and “girl books” and
celebrates the pleasure of a good story. Ages 3–7.

The Stack by Vanessa Roeder (Feb. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32438-7). Luna constructs an increasingly taller stack of wacky items until she can climb the stack and reach the stars. Ages 4–7.

Dog Says, Cat Says by Marilyn Singer, illus. by Sonia Sanchez (Mar. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55396-0), spotlights some of the amusing differences between dogs and cats. Ages 4–8.

The Legend of Iron Purl by Tao Nyeu (Mar. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-525-42870-1). Granny Fuzz tells stories of the mysterious hero Iron Purl, a fabled knitter, who saves everyone from the
mischief and danger caused by her
nemesis, Bandit Bob. Ages 4–8.

Listen: How Evelyn Glennie, a Deaf Girl, Changed Percussion by Shannon Stocker, illus. by Devon Holzwarth (Apr. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-10969-4), introduces Glennie, the first deaf solo percussionist in the world. Ages 4–8.

Mama Shamsi at the Bazaar by Mojdeh Hassani and Samira Iravani, illus. by Maya Fidawi (Apr. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11061-4). As Samira and her grandmother make their way to the busy bazaar, Samira worries about getting lost in the crowded streets of Tehran. Ages 4–8.

My Hero by Brian Biggs (May 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55338-0). Awesome Girl heroically saves her father from danger. Ages 4–8.

Patch of Sky by Nic Yulo (July 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35384-4). Pia is determined to help her best pig friend finally see the sky. Ages 4–8.

Patience, Patches! by Christy Mihaly, illus. by Sheryl Murray (Apr. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-10829-1). Patches the puppy’s patience is put to the test when his two mothers arrive home with an unexpected bundle. Ages 4–8.

Sometimes Love by Katrina Moore, illus. by Joy Hwang Ruiz (July 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32382-3). A military family experiences happiness and heartache, and learns to grow through change. Ages 4–8.

Sunday Pancakes by Maya Tatsukawa (May 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40663-2). Cat and her friends work together to make delicious pancakes. Ages 4–8.

Yes We Will: Asian Americans Who Shaped Our Country by Kelly Yang (May 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46305-5). Each spread in this book featuring Asian American icons following their dreams is illustrated by a different Asian American artist. Ages 4–8.

Wild for Winnie by Laura Fitzgerald, illus. by Jenny Lovlie (Apr. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11181-9). New student Winnie has sensory processing challenges, but her teacher knows how to make sure she’s a welcome part of the class. Ages 5–8.

In Honor of Broken Things by Paul Acampora (Mar. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-1664-1). Three unlikely friends become partners in heartbreak and hope during their middle school pottery class. Ages 8–12.

Secret of the Shadow Beasts by Diane Magras (June 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-2932-7). Twelve-year-old Nora is tasked with destroying deadly shadow creatures in this contemporary fantasy. Ages 9–12.

Different Kinds of Fruit by Kyle Lukoff (Apr. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11118-5). Sixth grader Annabelle’s life is turned upside down when she learns her father is trans. Ages 10–14.

Fashionopolis: The Secrets Behind the Clothes We Wear (young readers ed.) by Dana Thomas (Feb. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32501-8) offers a look at fast fashion and its impact on the environment and social justice. Ages 10–14.

You Are More Than Magic: The Black and Brown Girls’ Guide to Finding Your Voice by Minda Harts (Apr. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32661-9) is a resource for girls of color who are looking to find their voice and claim space as they prepare for high school, college, and their careers. Ages 12 and up.

Kiss & Tell by Adib Khorram (Mar. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32526-1) focuses on a boy band star, his first breakup, his first rebound, and what it means to be queer in the public eye. Ages 14 and up.

The Sea Knows My Name by Laura Brooke Robson (June 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55406-6). In this seafaring fantasy, a soft-spoken and empathic teen must chart her own course to rescue the ruthless pirate who raised her. Ages 14 and up.

Who We Were in the Dark by Jessica Taylor (July 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-2814-6). When a girl goes missing, her friends need to confront their pasts, uncover secrets, and ask themselves if they ever really knew her at all. Ages 14 and up.


Ordinary People Change the World by Brad Meltzer, illus. by Christopher Eliopoulos, expands with I Am Dolly Parton (June 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40592-5), I Am Malala Yousafzai (Feb. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40588-8), and I Am Muhammad Ali (Feb. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40585-7), ages 5–9. And Batpig is back in Too Pig to Fail by Rob Harrell (June 28, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35420-9), ages 7–14.


Break This House by Candice Iloh (May 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55623-7). When Yaminah receives a Facebook message from her estranged mother, she must reckon with her family’s old secrets. Ages 9–12.

Children of the Flying City by Jason Sheehan (Mar. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-10951-9) follows a countdown of orphan grifter Milo’s final days in the doomed flying city of Highgate. Ages 10–14.

My Own Lightning by Lauren Wolk (May 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55559-9). Annabelle looks for her brother’s lost dog with the help of an old enemy whose bullying once had tragic results. Ages 10 and up.

Diamond Park by Phillippe Diederich (Mar. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35425-4) tells a tale of four Mexican American teenagers from Houston, a ’59 Chevy Impala, and a murder that changes their lives forever. Ages 14 and up.

Into the Winds by Carrie Ryan (May 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-525-42651-6). Eleven young members of WILD-596 entered the Wyoming wilderness on May 29, 1995; only one returned. Ages 14 and up.

Man O’ War by Cory McCarthy (May 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35370-7). A trans nonbinary teen discovers their identity on a school trip to the aquarium. Ages 14 and up.


Somewhere, Right Now by Kerry Docherty, illus. by Suzie Mason (Mar. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35049-2), reminds readers that even when we are having a bad day, just imagining that somewhere, right now, something beautiful is happening can bring a feeling of calm. Ages 2–5.

I Am Amazing by Alissa Holder and Zulekha Holder-Young, illus. by Nneka Myers (July 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32732-6). Two classmates tell Ayaan that he doesn’t look like a superhero, but his father assures him that superheroes come in all forms. Ages 3–7.

Counting to Bananas: A Mostly Rhyming Fruit Book by Carrie Tillotson, illus. by Estrela Lourenço (Apr. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35486-5). A banana and a narrator can’t quite agree on what their book is about. Ages 4–8.

A Family Looks Like Love by Kaitlyn Wells, illus. by Sawyer Cloud (May 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40379-2). A young pup wonders if she truly belongs with her family since they don’t all look alike. Ages 4–8.

I’m Not Scared, You’re Scared by Seth Meyers, illus. by Rob Sayegh (Mar. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35237-3). One day, brave Rabbit urges easily frightened Bear to face his fears and embark on an adventure together. Ages 4–8.

Princess Charming by Zibby Owens, illus. by Holly Hatam (Apr. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32678-7). A princess tries to find something she’s good at and her special time to shine. Ages 4–8.

Penguin/Grosset & Dunlap

My Teacher Is the Best! by D.J. Steinberg, illus. by Ruth Hammond (Mar. 29, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38603-3). A collection of short poems sings the praises of teachers and the
qualities that set them apart. Ages 4–8.

Willy Wonka’s Everlasting Book of Fun: Awesome Activities and Scrumptious Sweets! by Roald Dahl, illus. by Quentin Blake (May 10, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-51924-0), gathers practical jokes, activities, and recipes. Ages 7–10.

Mr. DeMaio Presents! Record-Breaking Natural Disasters: Based on the Hit YouTube Series! (Feb. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22478-6) and Mr. DeMaio Presents! The Biggest Stuff in the Universe: Based on the Hit YouTube Series! (Feb. 1, $7.99

paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22478-6) and Mr. DeMaio Presents! The Biggest Stuff in the Universe: Based on the Hit YouTube Series! (Feb. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22480-9) by Mike DeMaio, illus. by Saxton Moore. YouTube sensation Mr. DeMaio reveals facts about record-breaking natural disasters and the largest objects in the universe in these series-launching titles. Ages 8–12.


Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper, illus. by Jill Howarth, is on track with Welcome to Florida: A Little Engine That Could Road Trip (Apr. 26, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-38602-6), Welcome to Georgia (July 19, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-51936-3), and Welcome to Illinois (Apr. 26, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-38601-9), ages 3–5. Here I Come! greets Passover, Here I Come! by D.J. Steinberg, illus. by Emanuel Wiemans (Feb. 8, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22403-8), ages 4–7. The Night Before Second Grade by Natasha Wing, illus. by Amy Wummer (June 28, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-38274-5), joins Night Before, ages 7–8. And But Why nonfiction series by Jane Lindholm and Melody Bodette, illus. by Neil Swaab, debuts with Are Llamas Ticklish? And Other Silly Questions from Curious Kids (June 28, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-38434-3) and Do Fish Breathe Underwater? (June 28, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-38436-7), ages 8–10.


A Blue Kind of Day by Rachel Tomlinson, illus. by Tori-Jay Mordey (Mar. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32401-1), explores how depression might feel in the body and shows us how to support the people we love with patience, care, and empathy. Ages 4–8.

Kapaemahu by Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu et al., illus. by Daniel Sousa (June 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-53006-1), relates the Indigenous legend of how four spirits brought the healing arts to Hawaii from Tahiti in the 15th century. Ages 4–8.

Kings of B’More by R. Eric Thomas (May 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32618-3). Two Black queer best friends face their last day together with an epic journey through Baltimore. Ages 12 and up.

The Noh Family by Grace K. Shim (May 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46273-7). Chloe is connected with her deceased father’s estranged family via a DNA test, and is soon whisked off to Seoul to meet them. Ages 12 and up.

Zyla & Kai by Kristina Forest (June 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40724-0). Alternating between past and present, the love story of how Zyla and Kai grew together and fell apart unfolds from their different perspectives. Ages 12 and up.



Baby Touch builds with four new entries, including Animals: A Touch-and-Feel Playbook (Feb. 15, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-241-53035-1) and Food (Apr. 5, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-241-53036-8), ages up to 2. Magic Windows adds My Body, illus. by Libby Burns (July 5, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-241-53762-6), ages 2–4. And Ladybird Sing-Along Stories by Peter Millett, illus. by Tony Neal, welcomes The Dinos on the Bus (June 14, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-241-53761-9), ages 4–6.


I Just Want to Say Good Night by Rachel Isadora (June 28, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-46203-4). Lala tries to avoid bedtime by claiming that she has to say goodnight to every animal on the farm. Ages up to 2.

The Queen of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes, illus. by Vanessa Brantley-Newton (May 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11142-0). A confident Black girl has a fantastic first day of school in this companion to the The King of Kindergarten. Ages 2–5.

The Big Slide by Daniel Kirk (July 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16938-0). Little Pup has to call up all his courage—and the help of a friend—to go down the playground slide. Ages 3–5.

Ice Cream Face by Heidi Woodward Sheffield (June 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51848-8) explores a range of emotions experienced by a boy who is waiting anxiously in line at the ice cream truck. Ages 3–5.

Wild Horses by Melissa Marr (June 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-10911-3). This photographic book follows a real-life herd of wild horses running free in Arizona. Ages 3–5.

Hey You! An Empowering Celebration of Growing Up Black by Dapo Adeola (Feb. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52942-3) addresses—honestly, yet hopefully—the experiences Black children face growing up with systemic racism, and features artwork from 19 Black illustrators. Ages 4–7.

There’s a Lion in the Forest! by Mônica Carnesi (Feb. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16701-0). When Toucan hears a deep growl, he’s convinced there’s a lion in the forest, but how can that be? Ages 4–7.

The World Belonged to Us by Jacqueline Woodson, illus. by Leo Espinosa (May 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-399-54549-8). Released from school and reveling in their freedom, the kids on one Brooklyn block take advantage of everything summertime has to offer. Ages 4–8.

Omar Rising by Aisha Saeed (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-10858-1). Amal’s friend Omar must contend with being treated like a second-class citizen when he gets a scholarship to an elite boarding school. Ages 10–14.

The Road to After by Rebekah Lowell (May 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-10961-8). Lacey rediscovers life and the soothing power of nature after being freed from her abusive father. Ages 10 and up.

Thirst by Varsha Bajaj (July 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35439-1). A heroic girl in the poorest part of Mumbai fights for her belief that water should be for everyone. Ages 10 and up.


Babies Love Nature by Susanne König (May 3, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-40348-8) is a wordless accordion-shaped board book featuring 20 different nature scenes drawn in bold black-and-white. Ages up to 3.

You Are My Favorite Color by Gillian Sze, illus. by Nina Mata (June 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20310-1),
celebrates and takes pride in the many shades of brown skin. Ages 4–8.

Hope Wins, edited by Rosemarie M. Brock (June 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46393-2). In a collection of personal
stories and essays, award-winning authors and illustrators express how hope always prevails, even in the darkest of times. Ages 8–12.

Rethink the Internet: How to Make the Digital World a Lot Less Sucky by Trisha Prabhu (May 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35282-3). The CEO and inventor of #ReThink asks readers to stop and consider the consequences before they post, tweet, comment, or text. Ages 8–12.

I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys (Feb. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-3603-8). In 1989 Romania, amid the tyrannical dictatorship of Nicolae Ceausescu, 17-year-old Cristian is blackmailed by the secret police to become an informer. Ages 12 and up.

Young Troublemaker: A Fear-Fighter Manual for Teens by Luvvie Ajayi Jones (May 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52603-3) inspires teens to be their bravest, boldest selves and to create the life they dream of having. Ages 14 and up.


She Persisted delivers six new titles featuring introductions by Chelsea Clinton and illustrations by Alexandra Boiger and Gillian Flint, including She Persisted in Science: Brilliant Women Who Made a Difference (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35329-5), Malala Yousafzai by Aisha Saeed (July 5, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-40293-1), and Marian Anderson by Katheryn Russell-Brown, (June 7, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-40378-5), ages 6–9.

Penguin/Puffin Canada

The Grave Thief by Dee Hahn (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6943-9). Spade the grave thief and Ember the queen’s niece are tasked with finding a deadly creature that stalks the castle at night. Ages 9–12.

The Puffin Keeper by Michael Morpurgo; illus. by Benji Davies (Feb. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-7180-7). When Allen is sent off to war, he fondly remembers his childhood growing up in a lighthouse and caring for a young puffin. Ages 9–12.

Me Three by Susan Juby (Mar. 22, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6872-2). Allegations against his father turn Rodney’s life upside down as he attempts to navigate a new school. Ages 10 and up.


Royal Guide to Monster Slaying by Kelley Armstrong concludes with The Final Trial (June 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-7020-6), ages 10–14.


In Our Garden by Pat Zietlow Miller, illus. by Melissa Crowton (Mar. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-1210-0), spotlights a group of students who create a vegetable garden on their school’s rooftop. Ages 3–7.

Out of a Jar by Deborah Marcero (Feb. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32637-4). Llewellyn the bunny struggles to deal with his very big feelings, so he tucks them away into jars. Ages 4–7.

Snail’s Ark by Irene Latham, illus. by Mehrdokht Amini (Feb. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-10939-7). Two snails—with the help of a small miracle—journey to the ark. Ages 4–7.

Rosie and the Pre-Loved Dress by Leanne Hatch (June 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35448-3). A girl who finds a special dress at a thrift store imagines who may have owned the dress before her. Ages 4–8.

Stop and Smell the Cookies by Gibson Frazier; illus. by Micah Player (July 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51714-6). A rambunctious boy learns to manage his emotions by slowing down and relaxing his mind. Ages 4–8.

Twelve Days of Kindness by Irene Latham, illus. by Junghwa Park (June 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51416-9), depicts the many different forms that kindness can take. Ages 5–8.

The Ice Cream Machine by Adam Rubin (Feb. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32579-7) showcases six different stories in various genres that all have the same title, “The Ice Cream Machine.” Ages 8–12.

The Visitors by Greg Howard (Feb. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11188-8) tells a ghost story about a lonely 12-year-old boy “stuck” at the deserted Hollow Pines Plantation who hopes visitors from the living world can help him move on. Ages 10–13.

The First Rule of Climate Club by Carrie Firestone (July 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-1646-7). An eighth grader starts a podcast on climate activism and rallies her friends to create lasting change in their local community and beyond. Ages 10 and up.

Miraculous by Caroline Starr Rose (July 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-1315-2). A traveling medicine show promises to cure all, but two kids learn it takes more than faith in the miraculous to fix things that are broken. Ages 10 and up.

League of Liars by Astrid Scholte (Feb. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11237-3). Four teens who are charged with murder and caught up with the illegal use of magic band together to devise the ultimate jailbreak. Ages 12–17.

Beasts of Ruin by Ayana Gray (July 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40571-0). In the follow-up to Beasts of Prey, Koffi’s powers grow stronger and Ekon’s secrets turn darker as they face the god of death. Ages 12 and up.

Getting Over Max Cooper by Marcelle Karp (Apr. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32504-9). Sixteen-year-old Jazz spends her summer on Fire Island trying to help her best friend get over her ex. Ages 12 and up.

Melt with You by Jennifer Dugan (May 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11256-4). Fallon and Chloe, former best friends who hooked up a year ago and haven’t been speaking since, embark on a summer road trip in an ice cream truck. Ages 12 and up.

The Moth Girl by Heather Kamins (Mar. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-10936-6). Anna was a regular teenage girl until she was diagnosed with lepidopsy: a rare illness that causes symptoms reminiscent of moth behavior—floating in the air and being drawn to light sources. Ages 12 and up.

A Secret Princess by Margaret Stohl and Melissa de la Cruz (June 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-1204-9) is a romantic YA mashup of A Little Princess and The Secret Garden. Ages 12 and up.

Cinder & Glass by Melissa de la Cruz (Mar. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32665-7) sets a “Cinderella” retelling in 1682 France, where Cendrillon—now called Cinder—evades her stepmother and cruel stepsisters to attend the ball, where she catches the eye of Prince Louis and his younger brother Auguste. Ages 14 and up.

A Heavy Dose of Allison Tandy by Jeff Bishop (July 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-1294-0). A boy questions his control over love and life after painkillers from his surgery cause him to see visions of his comatose ex-girlfriend. Ages 14 and up.


Big Ideas for Little Environmentalists by Maureen McQuerry, illus. by Robin Rosenthal, launches with four titles, including Conservation with Jane Goodall (Mar. 8, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-32360-1) and Ecosystems with Rachel Carson (Mar. 8, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-32364-9), ages up to 3. Fenway and the Frisbee Trick by Victoria J. Coe, illus. by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff (May 3, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40694-6), kicks off the Make Way for Fenway! series about a big-hearted pup, ages 5–8. And Fenway and Hattie by Coe, illus. by Lew-Vriethoff, gains Fenway and the Bone Thieves (May 3, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40691-5), ages 5–8.

Iggy by Annie Barrows, illus. by Sam Ricks, issues Iggy the Legend (June 7, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32533-9), ages 7–10. Planet Omar by Zanib Mian, illus. by Kyan Cheng, publishes Epic Hero Flop (June 14, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40717-2), ages 7–10. Confessions of a Dork Lord by Mike Johnston, illus. by Marta Altés, continues with Grave Danger (May 3, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32547-6), ages 8–12. Launching The Forgotten Five by Lisa McMann, spotlighting five kids with supernatural powers on a quest, is Map of Flames (Feb. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32540-7), ages 8–12. And Girl Stuff by Lisi Harrison gains awkward stuff (July 26, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-9848-1504-0), ages 8–12.


The Monster on the Bus by Josh Lieb, illus. by Hannah Marks (July 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-3551-2), gives the classic children’s song a silly-spooky twist. Ages 4–8.

There’s a Rock Concert in My Bedroom by Kevin Jonas and Danielle Jonas, illus. by Courtney Dawson (Mar. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35207-6). Rock ’n’ roll shines in this book about the joy of music, the power of family, and facing your fears. Ages 4–8.

The Tiny Chef and Da Nighttime Bladventure by Rachel Larsen et al. (Mar. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11508-4). While trying to get to the farmer’s market for ingredients, the tiny chef winds up on an actual farm instead. Ages 4–8.

Doom’s Day Camp by Joshua Hauke (Mar. 22, $20.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20538-9) is a graphic-novel adventure set in a world where everyone has unusual abilities except for a boy named Doom—who just might have to save them all. Ages 8–12.

Fibbed by Elizabeth Agyemang
(Apr. 5, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20488-7). A girl spending the summer in Ghana with her grandmother soon discovers that the forest around the village is a place of magic watched over by Ananse. Ages 8–12.

Hana Hsu and the Ghost Crab Nation by Sylvia Lu (June 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35039-3). This sci-fi novel follows Hana Hsu’s mission to
save herself—and her friends—from a dangerous plot to control their minds. Ages 8–12.

Paws: Gabby Gets It Together by Nathan Fairbairn, illus. by Michele Assarasakorn (Mar. 8, $20.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35185-7). A group of girls with a love of animals but no pets of their own start a dog-walking service. Ages 8–12.

Sir Fartsalot Hunts the Booger by Kevin Bolger, illus. by Stephen Gilpin (May 24, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-52768-9). Sir Fartsalot, Prince Harry, and Sir Knotaclew set out on a quest to rid the world of villain The Booger. Ages 8–12.

Finding Her Edge by Jennifer Iacopelli (Feb. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35036-2) follows elite ice dancer Adriana as she finds herself drawn to both her old dance partner and her new one, all while the biggest competition of her life draws closer and her family’s legacy hangs in the balance. Ages 12 and up.

Flirting with Fate by J.C. Cervantes (Apr. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40445-4). A freak flash flood causes Ava to be late to her Nana’s blessing; now she seeks the blessing from the boy it was given to by mistake. Ages 12 and up.

Go Hunt Me by Kelly deVos (June 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20485-6). For seven horror buffs, their dream trip to a remote Romanian castle turns into a nightmare when they begin to be killed one by one. Ages 12 and up.

Hotel Magnifique by Emily J. Taylor (Apr. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40451-5). Jani and Zosa apply to work for the Hotel Magnifique, a Belle Époque-inspired hotel that comes into town for a few nights, and unravel the mystery of its magic. Ages 12 and up.

Love, Decoded by Jennifer Yen (Mar. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11755-2). High school junior Gigi
creates a matchmaking app that goes viral and lands her at the center of a scandal. Ages 12 and up.

All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir (Mar. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20234-0). This contemporary YA that crosses generations and continents from Pakistan to the U.S. touches on family and forgiveness, and love and loss. Ages 14 and up.

The Counselors by Jessica Goodman (May 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52422-0) tells a tale of three best friends, one elite summer camp, and the dark secrets that lead to a body in the lake. Ages 14 and up.

Live, Laugh, Kidnap by Gabby Noone (Mar. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32729-6). Teens Genesis, Holly, and Zoe go up against an exploitative megachurch in their small Montana town. Ages 14 and up.

Youngblood by Sasha Laurens (July 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35320-2). Two queer teen bloodsuckers at an elite vampire-only boarding school must face all of Vampiredom when they uncover a frightening conspiracy on campus. Ages 14 and up.


An Archie & Reddie Book by Candy James welcomes Look What We Can Do! A Competition! (Feb. 15, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35016-4) and It Doesn’t Scare Me! (June 14, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35020-1), ages 4–8. Kitty Quest by Phil Corbett revs up with Tentacle Trouble (July 26, $20.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20547-1), ages 8–12. Mellybean by Mike White ends with Mellybean and the Villains’ Revenge (Apr. 5, $20.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20284-5), ages 8–12. And Shark Wars by E.J. Altbacker begins with Shark Wars (May 24, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-52769-6), ages 9–12.

Penguin/ Rise X Penguin Workshop

How to Say Hello to a Worm:
A First Guide to Outside
by Kari Percival (Feb. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22679-7) provides a gentle how-to guide for connecting with nature. Ages 2–4.

How You Came to Be by Carole Gerber, illus. by Sawsan Chalabi (Apr. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22573-8). This love letter from parent to child explains how a baby grows month by month during pregnancy. Ages 2–4.


First Conversations by Megan Madison and Jessica Ralli, illus. by Isabel Roxas, continues with Yes! No! A First Conversation About Consent (Feb. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-38332-2), ages 3–5. And Who Was? Board Books grows with Who Was Bruce Lee? by Lisbeth Kaiser, illus. by Stanley Chow (Mar. 15, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-38428-2), ages 8–12.


Boop the Snoot by Ashlyn Anstee (July 5, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-52481-7) shows readers all of the ways they can boop a snoot—as in, poke cute animal noses. Ages up to 3.

Roald Dahl 123 (July 19, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-52506-7) and Roald Dahl ABC (July 19, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-52503-6) by Roald Dahl, illus. by Quentin Blake, are concept books featuring imagery from Dahl’s classic novels. Ages up to 3.

Everything Will Be OK by Anna Dewdney, illus. by Judy Schachner (Feb. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20663-8), offers a comforting message we could all use when times are tough. Ages 2–5.

Sloth Sleeps Over by Blythe Russo (Apr. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35095-9). A sloth who is excited for her first sleepover is surprised when her friend wants to stay up all night. Ages 3–5.

That’s Not My Name! by Anoosha Syed (July 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40517-8). A mother helps her daughter realize how special her name is, and the girl teaches her classmates to say it correctly, no matter how many tries it takes. Ages 3–5.

Today I’m Strong by Nadiya Hussain, illus. by Ella Bailey (June 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52594-4). A girl finds her strength in spite of a schoolyard bully. Ages 3–5.

Always with You, Always with Me by Kelly Rowland and Jessica McKay, illus. by Fanny Liem (Apr. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46551-6). As a mother gets ready to go to work, she collects some simple words that she and her child can repeat whenever they are missing each other or feeling overwhelmed. Ages 3–7.

Cats Can by Roseanne Greenfield Thong, illus. by Ebony Glenn (Apr. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11559-6), celebrates the playful and mischievous similarities between cats and toddlers. Ages 3–7.

Grandpa and Jake by Julie Fortenberry (Mar. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40435-5). Grandpa Bear introduces his grandson Jake to a very special place—the library. Ages 3–7.

K Is for Kindness by Rina Horiuchi (Apr. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35162-8). The animal characters in this alphabet book demonstrate the many ways to show kindness to others. Ages 3–7.

On a Rainy Day by Sarah Luann Perkins (Mar. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40508-6). A father and daughter enjoy a cozy day together as they wait for a storm to pass. Ages 3–7.

The Surprise by Zadie Smith and Nick Laird, illus. by Magenta Fox (June 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52597-5). When Maud the guinea pig is thrown into a new and confusing situation, it takes brave decisions for her to embrace her individuality. Ages 3–7.

Vampire Vacation by Laura Lavoie, illus. by Micah Player (May 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20313-2). Fang the vampire takes his family on a vacation to the beach. Ages 3–7.

Waiting for Mama by Gianna Marino (Mar. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-425-29070-5). During deep winter in the Antarctic, a baby penguin is protected and kept warm by its father while waiting for its mother to return from her long journey to find food. Ages 3–7.

Meet the Hamantaschen by Alan Silberberg (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35157-4). The Purim play is about to start, but the megillah is missing, and three determined hamantaschen detectives are on the case. Ages 4–7.

With Lots of Love by Jenny Torres Sanchez, illus. by André Ceolin (Feb. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20500-6). A girl leaves her home and beloved Abuela in Central America to make a new life in the United States. Ages 4–7.

Dorothy the Brave by Meghan P. Browne, illus. by Brooke Smart (Mar. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11699-9), profiles a real-life Rosie the Riveter who served as a Women Airforce Service Pilot. Ages 4–8.

Hattie Harmony: Worry Detective by Elizabeth Olsen and Robbie Arnett, illus. by Marissa Valdez (June 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35144-4), begins a series that shows children ways to manage their anxiety. Ages 4–8.

Parks for the People: How Frederick Law Olmsted Designed America by Elizabeth Partridge, illus. by Becca Stadtlander (Mar. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-3515-4), details the life and work of Olmsted, the designer of Central Park, the U.S. Capitol building’s landscape, and more. Ages 4–8.

Superheroes Don’t Get Scared by Kate Thompson, illus. by Clare Elsom (May 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35261-8). Maisie learns that superheroes get scared, just like us. Ages 4–8.

Theo TheSaurus and the Perfect Pet by Shelli R. Johannes, illus. by Mike Moran (July 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46432-8). Theo’s big vocabulary is an obstacle to training his new pet, a baby sabretooth tiger. Ages 4–8.

Tiny Dino by Deborah J. Freedman (Apr. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35264-9). A small bird tries to convince everyone that he is a dinosaur. Ages 4–8.

The Wills and the Won’ts by Angela Woolfe, illus. by Roland Garrigue (July 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35258-8),
is a rhyming story about breaking down barriers and embracing our differences. Ages 4–8.

A Mermaid Girl by Sana Rafi, illus. by Olivia Aserr (June 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32760-9). Heba is excited to wear a burkini to the community pool for the first time. Ages 5–7.

Your Pal Fred by Michael C. Rex (May 31, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20632-4). In a future, ultra-mean world, a life-size toy that is relentlessly kind suddenly comes to life. Ages 7–10.

Asking for Trouble by Sarah Prineas (Mar. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20430-6). An adorable but dangerous shape-shifter must travel the galaxy on a rescue mission with their best friend Electra and a troublesome baby shapeshifter. Ages 8–12.

Be Real, Macy Weaver by Lakita Wilson (July 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46572-1). A girl struggles with how to be her true self and make a best friend during a tumultuous year when her mother goes back to college. Ages 8–12.

The Edge of in Between by Lorelei Savaryn (Apr. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20209-8). Twelve-year-old Lottie loses her parents in an accident and is sent to live with an eccentric uncle on the border that separates the living and the dead. Ages 8–12.

The Midnighters by Hana Tooke (June 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11696-8). When her best friend disappears, Ema must follow the clues to the mysterious and dangerous Midnight Guild to find her. Ages 8–12.

Singing with Elephants by Margarita Engle (May 31, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20669-0) tells the story of the friendship between a girl and the poet Gabriela Mistral, which leads to healing and hope for both of them. Ages 8–12.

Zia Erases the World by Bree Barton (Apr. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35099-7). Zia discovers an old family heirloom—a magical dictionary that can erase the words around her. Ages 8–12.

And We Rise by Erica Martin (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35252-6). This debut poetry collection walks readers through the civil rights movement of the 1950s and ’60s. Ages 12 and up.

Beauty and the Besharam by Lillie Vale (May 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35087-4). Kavya and Ian bring their years-long feud to a head in a series of summer challenges. Ages 12 and up.

Remember Me Gone by Stacy Stokes (Mar. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32766-1). Sixteen-year-old Lucy’s family has the unique ability to remove people’s painful memories—but Lucy isn’t prepared for the truths she will uncover. Ages 12 and up.

Right Where I Left You by Julian Winters (Mar. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20647-8). This geeky best friends-to lovers romance spotlights Isaac, his best friend, Diego, an epic comic convention, and an unexpected run-in with Isaac’s old crush. Ages 12 and up.

TJ Powar Has Something to Prove by Jesmeen Kaur Deo (June 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40339-6). After high schooler TJ becomes the subject of an ugly meme, she makes a resolution to stop shaving, plucking, and waxing, and prove that she can be her hairy self and still be beautiful. Ages 12 and up.

Jumper by Melanie Crowder (June 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32696-1). Nineteen-year-old Blair’s passion for fighting fires lands her a spot with the Forest Service and sets her on a wilderness adventure that turns catastrophic. Ages 14 and up.

Practice Girl by Estelle Laure (May 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35091-1). When Jo learns that the guys on the wrestling team she manages consider her a “practice girl,” she refuses to let the label define her. Ages 14 and up.

With and Without You by Austin Siegemund-Broka and Emily Wibberley (Apr. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32687-9). Siena and Patrick ponder whether a long-distance relationship is worth it after three years of dating. Ages 14 and up.


A Sports Baby Book runs onto the pitch with Soccer Baby by Diane Adams, illus. by Charlene Chua (June 14, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-20246-3), ages up to 2. Joining Corduroy by Jody Wheeler is Corduroy’s Neighborhood (May 24, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-20377-4), ages up to 3. Llama Llama welcomes Llama Llama ABC by Anna Dewdney, illus. by JT Morrow (Mar. 29, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-46429-8), ages up to 3; and Llama Llama Back to School by Dewdney, illus. by Morrow and Reed Duncan (May 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35244-1), ages 2–5. And Madeline is back in Madeline’s ABCs by Ludwig Bemelmans (June 21, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-34980-9), ages up to 3.

Peanut, Butter, and Crackers by Paige Braddock revs up with On the Trail (July 12, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11749-1), ages 4–8. Shelby and Watts land a new case with A Mountain of a Problem by Ashlyn Anstee (Feb. 8, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20535-8), ages 6–9. Kiki Kallira by Sangu Mandanna continues with Kiki Kallira Conquers a Curse (May 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20700-0), ages 8–12. And Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier, illus. by Douglas Holgate, rolls on with Quint and Dirk’s Hero Quest (Apr. 12, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40535-2), ages 8–12.



Eric Hill’s Spot bounds into Spot’s Lucky Day (Feb. 15, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-241-52977-5), ages 2–4.

Penguin Workshop

Mi Ciudad Sings by Cynthia Harmony, illus. by Teresa Martinez (June 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22684-1). Following a devastating earthquake, the spirit of a charming and vibrant Mexican neighborhood might be shaken, but it cannot be broken. Ages 3–7.

Blippo and Beep (Apr. 26, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22697-1) and Blippo and Beep: I Feel Funny (Apr. 26, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22700-8) by Sarah Weeks, illus. by Joey Ellis, follow the adventures of a pair of silly robot friends. Ages 4–8.

I Will Not Lose in Super Shoes! by Jonathan Fenske (May 10, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38454-1; $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-38453-4). Speedy Book-It Bunny is back, challenging readers to a reading race. Ages 5–7.

K’s Car Can Go Anywhere! by Jonathan Tune and Eleanor Doughty (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22206-5). Tadpole J and his big sister, frog K, take the ultimate road trip in the world’s greatest car. Ages 7–10.

Louie and Bear Bite Back by Brady Smith (July 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22417-5). Louie and Bear face off against a new
villain, Panda Brain, in order to protect everyone in The Land of Anything Goes. Ages 8–12.

Pride: An Inspirational History of the LGBTQ+ Movement by Stella Caldwell (Apr. 19, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38294-3) enlightens young readers on LGBTQ history around the world, the lives of important figures like Harvey Milk, and iconic events like Stonewall. Ages 10 and up.

Respect the MIC: Celebrating 20 Years of Poetry from a Chicagoland High School, edited by Hanif Abdurraqib et al. (Feb. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22681-0), is an anthology presenting a portrait of American life via 20 years of poetry from students and alumni of Chicago’s Oak Park River Forest High School Spoken Word Club. Ages 12–17.

Chasing After Knight by Heather Buchta (Apr. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38496-1). Alexa tries to find her former best friend-turned-Hollywood movie star Cayden McKnight to make amends. Ages 12 and up.


Birding for Babies by Chloe Goodhart, illus. by Gareth Lucas, takes wing with Backyard Birds: A Numbers Book (June 7, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-38698-9) and Migrating Birds: A Colors Book (June 7, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-38696-5), ages up to 3.
Tiny takes center stage in It’s Earth Day, Tiny! by Cari Meister, illus. by Rich Davis (Mar. 15, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09747-2), ages 3–5. BubbleCat by Sean Charmatz, starring a character who’s part bubble and part cat, begins with BubbleCat vs. DragonBear (Mar. 8, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22384-0), ages 4–8. Jada Jones returns for Nature Lover by Kelly Starling Lyons, illus. by Nneka Myers (Mar. 29, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22650-6), ages 4–8.

Croc and Ally by Derek Anderson continues with The Best in the World (July 26, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38762-7) and A Lot to Like! (July 26, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38759-7), ages 5–7. Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz picks up I Need All the Friends I Can Get (July 26, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-51967-7) and Security Is a Thumb and a Blanket (Apr. 26, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-51951-6), ages 5–8. Fourth grader Miles Lewis, who loves science and sports, makes the scene in King of the Ice (July 19, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38350-6) and Whiz Kid (July 19, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38353-7) by Kelly Starling Lyons, illus. by Wayne Spencer, ages 6–8.

Among the four new What Was? titles are What Is the AIDS Crisis? by Nico Medina, illus. by Tim Foley (May 10, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22702-2) and What Are Castles and Knights? by Sarah Fabiny, illus. by
Dede Putra (Feb. 8, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22686-5) ages 8–12. Joining Who Was? are six titles, including Who Was Charles Schulz?
by Joan Holub, illus. by Tim Foley (Mar. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-451-53254-1), Who Is Jimmy Carter? by David Stabler, illus. by Tim Foley (May 10, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-38738-2), and Who Was Johnny Cash? by Jim Gigliotti, illus. by Gregory Copeland (June 7, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-399-54416-3), ages 8–12.

American Horse Tales canters along with North Wind Acres by Shaquilla Blake (June 28, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-51935-6), and Nowheresville by Catherine Hapka (Mar. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22529-5), ages 8–12. Launching Area 51 Interns by James S. Murray and Carsen Smith is Alien Summer (Mar. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22612-4), ages 8–12. Super You!, a pick-your-path adventure series, kicks off with Power of Flight by Hena Khan and Andrea Menotti, illus. by Yancey Labat (May 3, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22485-4), ages 8–12. Ultimate Quick Quizzes by Rachel McMahon adds Camp Quizzical (Apr. 26, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-38550-0) and The Quiz Less Traveled (Apr. 26, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-38549-4), ages 8–12. Who HQ Now revs up with Who Is Colin Kaepernick? by Lakita Wilson, illus. by Gregory Copeland (May 3, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-51940-0), ages 8–12. And Zoo Patrol Squad is back on the beat with Medieval Mayhem by Brett Bean (Apr. 26, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38338-4), ages 8–12.

Abby in Between by Megan E. Bryant, following the growing pains of nine-year-old Abby, debuts with Ready or Not! (Feb. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22652-0), ages 9–12. Who HQ Graphic Novels greets What Was the Turning Point of the Civil War? Alfred Waud Goes to Gettysburg by Ellen T. Crenshaw (Apr. 12, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22516-5) and Who Was the Greatest? Muhammad Ali by Gabe Soria, illus. by Chris Brunner and Rico Renzi (Apr. 12, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22462-5), ages 9–12. And True History, uncovering the hidden history of the United States through an anti-racist lens, launches with The Founders Unmasked by Jennifer Sabin (Feb. 15, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-38610-1), and The Legacy of Jim Crow by Clarence A. Haynes (Feb. 15, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-38599-9), ages 10 and up.

Penguin/World of Eric Carle


New World of Eric Carle titles by Eric Carle are The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eats Dinner (June 14, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-38412-1), How Does a Seed Sprout? Life Cycles with the Very Hungry Caterpillar (May 17, $4.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-38626-2), How Does a Tadpole Grow? (May 17, $4.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-38625-5), The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eats Lunch (Feb. 15, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-38411-4), The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s First Spring (Feb. 15, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-38472-5), and The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s First Summer (May 3, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-38474-9), ages up to 3.


We Are Shapes by Melinda Beck (Apr. 20, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-83866-474-9). As children are introduced to shapes, they are also taught interpersonal development. Ages 2–4

Our Seasons by Sue Lowell Gallion, illus. by Lisk Feng (Apr. 20, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-83866-432-9). This introduction to the seasons transforms into a 3-D globe. Ages 2–5.

Book of Dinosaurs by Gabrielle Balkan, illus. by Sam Brewster (June 8, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-83866-429-9), is a world records book with touch-and-feel skeletons. Ages 5–6.

What a Shell Can Tell by Helen Scales, illus. by Sonia Pulido (June 8, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-83866-431-2), introduces the wonder of seashells. Ages 6–9.

Phoenix International/PI Kids


Sesame Street serves up Furry Friends Forever: Elmo’s Puppy! Barry Goldberg (Feb. 1, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6172-8), ages 2–5. Baby Einstein adds six novelty concept books, including Animal Sound Safari (Apr. 5, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6244-2), My First 100 Words (Apr. 19, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6245-9), and My First Colors (Apr. 19, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6246-6), ages 3–6. Seven new Disney Growing Up Stories by Jerrod Maruyama include Clean Up! (July 26, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6408-8), Ferdie Makes a Friend: A Story About Caring (Mar. 22, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5037-6169-8), and Melody Takes the Stage: A Story About Confidence (Mar. 22, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5037-6168-1), ages 3–6. Maruyama’s Disney My First Stories reveals four new volumes, including Jack-Jack Is Upset (July 26, $5.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6402-6) and Nemo’s Summer Fun by Maruyama (June 7, $5.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6251-0), ages 3–6.

Mighty Express chugs along with Mighty Express First Look and Find (July 31, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037- 6478-1) and Let’s Make Tracks! (July 31, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6476-7), ages 3–6. World of Eric Carle welcomes Forest Friends (July 28, $17.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6403-3), ages 3–7. Joining Look and Find is World of Eric Carle: Animals Everywhere! Lift-a-Flap Look and Find, illus. by Eric Carle (Mar. 1, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-5567-3), ages 3–6. First Look and Find greets Disney Pixar Toy Story First Look and Find (June 7, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6371-5), ages 3–7. I’m Ready to Read issues Disney: Moana (July 5, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6291-6) and Marvel: Black Panther (July 5, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6292-3), ages 3–7.

Read-Along Classics revs up with Disney Mickey and Friends: Pride & Prejudice (June 7, $13.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6253-4) and Disney Mickey and Friends: Treasure Island (June 7, $13.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6252-7), ages 3–7. Marvel Avengers gains Calling All Heroes (July 26, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-6243-5), ages 4–8. And Quinn B. Quokka is in the spotlight for Quinn B. Quokka Rides the Waves by Rachel Halpern, illus. by Eric Scales (July 26, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-6163-6), ages 4–8.

Phoenix International/Sequoia


Active Minds: STEM adds Bugs (July 19, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64269-371-3), ages 3–7. And Active Minds Graphic Novels serves up First Words (June 7, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64269-261-7) and Shapes and Colors (June 7, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64269-260-0), both by Cassie Gitkin, illus. by Michael S. Miller, ages 3–7.

Phoenix International/Sunbird

Musical ABC by Natalie Briscoe (Apr. 5, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-6286-2) introduces letters, animal names, and instruments from around the world. Ages 3–6.

My Imagination by Jeffrey Turner (Apr. 5, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-5849-0). A porcupine names and describes a variety of imaginary experiences, inspiring children to think creatively and express themselves. Ages 3–6.

We Are the Rainbow! The Colors of Pride by Claire Winslow, illus. by Riley Samels (May 31, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-5992-3), explains the meanings behind each color on the LGBTQ Pride flag. Ages 3–6.

Bork by Rhys Kitson (July 19, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-6367-8). This book depicts the sound-word for a dog’s bark in eight different languages. Ages 3–7.

All Because of the Tail by Maria Luisa Di Gravio (Apr. 5, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-6285-5). In a park full of squirrels, Tulio finds it’s hard being a mouse. Ages 4–8.

The Bear Who Didn’t Dare by Susan Rich Brooke, illus. by Jenny Palmer (Apr. 19, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-5712-7). As Ursa watches her siblings try new things, she learns it’s okay to set her own pace. Ages 4–8.

Bloom by Julia Seal (Mar. 22, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-6284-8). Luna the
jellyfish discovers that everyone has a part to play in protecting the careful balance of the ocean. Ages 4–8.

Endangered Animals World Tour by Chip Poakeart, illus. by Catalin Ardeleanu (June 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-5993-0). Country singer Rooster Flatts travels the world and crows about endangered, vulnerable, and threatened animals on each continent. Ages 4–8.

Home Is Where the Hive Is by Claire Winslow, illus. by Vivian Mineker (Apr. 5, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-6200-8). As she searches for a new home, Beatrice the Bee addresses habitat loss, biodiversity, and community. Ages 4–8.

Who Jumped into the Bed Last Night? by Joe Rhatigan, illus. by Julia Seal (July 26, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-6254-1). Dad wants to know who jumped, slithered, and stretched into the bed last night in this bedtime book. Ages 4–8.


It’s Her Story serves up Josephine Baker: A Graphic Novel by Lauren Gamble, illus. by Markia Jenai (July 26, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-6491-0) and Rosalind Franklin: A Graphic Novel by Karen de Seve, illus. by Samantha Chow (July 26, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-6492-7), ages 7–10.



Star and Stripe by M.J. Offen, introducing cow siblings who run a food truck, launches with Grand Opening! (Mar. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64595-010-3), ages 4–7. Beatrice Bly’s Rules for Spies by Sue Fliess, illus. by Beth Mills, marches on with The Mystery Goo (Apr. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64595-061-5), ages 4–8. Trillium Sisters by Laura Brown and Elly Kramer, illus. by Sarah Mensinga, offers Fashionable Disaster (Feb. 15, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-64595-064-6) and Trillium Sisters #4 (June 7, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-64595-066-0), ages 7–9. And Twig and Turtle turn up in No Hard Feelings by Jennifer Richard Jacobson, illus. by Paula Franco (Mar. 15, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-64595-080-6), ages 7–9.

Black Sand Beach by Richard Fairgray issues Have You Seen the Darkness? (May 10, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-64595-091-2), ages 8–12. The Curious League of Detectives and Thieves by Tom Phillips, starring a 12-year-old orphan teamed with the world’s greatest detective, begins with Egypt’s Fire (May 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64595-105-6), ages 8–12. The Great Peach Experiment by Erin Soderberg Downing welcomes The Peach Pit (Apr. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64595-036-3), ages 8–12. And The Swallowtail Legacy by Michael Beil, in which 12-year-old Lark researches boat crash mystery off Lake Erie, begins with Wreck at Ada’s Reef (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64595-048-6), ages 8–12.

PJ Publishing

My Hands Make the World by Amalia Hoffman (May 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7365573-2-7) retells the ancient story of creation while encouraging young readers to celebrate their own capacity to imagine and create. Ages up to 5.

Until the Blueberries Grow by Jennifer Kam, illus. by Sally Walker (May 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7365573-3-4). Ben tries to convince his great-grandfather to stay in his house just a little longer as the two celebrate a yearly cycle of Jewish holidays together. Ages 3–10.

Detour Ahead by Pamela Ehrenberg and Tracy López, illus. by Laila Ekboir (Mar. 1, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7365573-5-8), depicts the friendship between a neurodiverse Jewish girl and a Salvadorean American boy who ride the bus together every day. Ages 9–12.

Prestel Junior

Big Hedgehog and Little Hedgehog Take an Evening Stroll by Britta Teckentrup (Apr. 5, $14.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7519-9). As the big and little hedgehog slowly make their way home, the little one makes sure to stop frequently and point out all the beauty of the world around them. Ages 3–7.

Ella in the Garden of Giverny: A Picture Book About Claude Monet by Daniel Fehr, illus. by Monika Vaicenaviciene (Mar. 8, $16.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7476-5). When a girl meets the famous artist in his garden at Giverny, she learns the importance of staying true to your own vision. Ages 4–8.

The National Menagerie of Art: Masterpieces from Vincent Van Goat to Lionhardo Da Stinki by Thaïs Vanderheyden (May 3, $12.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7509-0) reimagines the world’s most famous paintings by inserting humorous animals into each scene. Ages 5–9.

What’s Cooking in Flowerville? Recipes from Garden, Balcony or Window Box by Felicita Sala (Apr. 5, $14.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7518-2). This collection of recipes showcases the edible gifts that each season brings in the citizen gardens of Flowerville. Ages 5–9.

The Wild Garden by Cynthia Cliff (May 3, $16.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7512-0). A community comes together to support both a carefully organized and tended garden and one that’s more wild. Ages 5–9.

Olaf Hajek’s Fantastic Fruits by Annette Roeder, illus. by Olaf Hajek (Apr. 5, $19.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7506-9), offers portraits of various fruits along with information on how they are grown and consumed. Ages 6–9.


All Around Bustletown by Rotraut Susanne Berner continues with Nighttime (Apr. 5, $12.95 board book, ISBN 978-3-7913-7490-1), ages 2–5. And Children’s Books Inspired by Famous Artworks expands with Paint Brushes for Frida: A Children’s Book Inspired by Frida Kahlo by Véronique Massenot, illus. by Élise Mansot (Mar. 22, $14.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7491-8), and The Rooster of Notre Dame: A Children’s Book Inspired by the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris by Géraldine Elschner, illus. by Remi Saillard (Mar. 22, $14.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7520-5), ages 4–8.

Princeton Architectural Press

Bear and the Whisper of the Wind by Marianne Dubuc (Mar. 1, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-64896-119-9). Bear heeds the whisper of the wind, calling him to embark on a surprising journey to an unknown place. Ages 3–7.

The Atlas of Migrating Plants and Animals by Megan Lee, illus. by Matt Sewell (Mar. 8, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-64896-116-8), explores the migration patterns of plants and animals from all around the world. Ages 5–10.

The Lady and the Unicorn by Béatrice Fontanel, illus. by Vanessa Hié (Mar. 15, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-64896-123-6).
A unicorn must outsmart a lord and his huntsmen in this book inspired by the Unicorn Tapestries held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and Cluny Museum in Paris. Ages 6–10.

At the Sea by Emma Giuliani (Apr. 12, $28.95, ISBN 978-1-64896-126-7). Plum and her little brother Robin take a stroll to the seashore on a warm summer day to discover seashells, plants, birds, and more. Ages 8–12.


It Starts with a Bee: Watch a Tiny Bee Bring the World to Bloom, illus. by Jennie Webber (Apr. 5, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7035-0), tracks a bee’s life and interactions with other creatures throughout a year. Ages 6–9.


Really Wild Families by Anna Brett debuts with Little Bee: A Day in the Life of the Bee Brood, illus. by Rebeca Pintos (June 7, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7415-0); and Little Lion: A Day in the Life of a Lion Cub, illus. by Carmen Saldana (June 7, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7409-9), ages 4–7.

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The Juneteenth Story: Celebrating the End of Slavery in the United States by Alliah L. Agostini, illus. by Sawyer Cloud (May 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7603-7514-3), describes the events leading up to June 19, 1865 and the 2021 establishment of Juneteenth as an official holiday. Ages 6–9.

Journey to America: Celebrating Inspiring Immigrants Who Became Brilliant Scientists, Game-Changing Activists & Amazing Entertainers by Maliha Abidi (June 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7603-7122-0) profiles 20 immigrants and children of immigrants who have had a profound impact on U.S. culture or business. Ages 6–10.

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Bathtime, Little Piglet (Mar. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7112-7499-0) and Bedtime, Little Bear (Mar. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7112-7739-7), illus. by Michelle Carlslund, are interactive tales spotlighting baby animals’ evening rituals. Ages 1–3.

Thank You, Little Rabbit, illus. by Michelle Carlslund (Mar. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7112-7737-3). Kind-hearted Little Rabbit looks out for her friends in this story with ribbon pull-tabs and sliders. Ages 1–3.

What a Stink! by Mike Henson, illus. by Jorge Martin (Mar. 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7112-6624-7). This tale with sliders centers on animals in an elevator who try to determine who farted. Ages 2–4.

All the Nonsense in My Teeth by Mike Henson, illus. by Barbara Bakos (Mar. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6629-2). As she brushes, a girl finds such things in her teeth as a flock of birds and a brass band. Ages 3–6.

A Quokka for the Queen by Huw Lewis Jones, illus. by Fred Blunt (May 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6797-8). When the Queen of England gets a Quokka from Australia for her birthday, she discovers the joy of giving. Ages 3–6.

Blue Badger by Huw Lewis Jones, illus. by Ben Sanders (Feb. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6752-7), launches a series about a befuddled badger’s search for happiness, friends, and love. Ages 4–7.

Never Brush a Bear by Sam Hearn (June 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6554-7). In this story incorporating conservation issues related to animals, a pet stylist sets out to brush a bear—despite warnings of danger. Ages 5–8.


Flap Flap picks up What Is Chick Going to Do? (Mar. 22, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7112-7436-5) and What Is Puppy Going to Do? (Mar. 22, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7112-6619-3) by Carly Madden, illus. by Caroline Dall’Ava, ages up to 3. Little Mouse Learns: Peep-Through Books by Mike Henson kicks off with Opposites (June 7, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7112-6850-0), Colors (June 7, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7112-6856-2), Shapes (June 7, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7112-6852-4), and Numbers (June 7, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7112-6854-8), ages up to 4. And Layer-by-Layer by Carly Madden, illus. by Cynthia Alonso, welcomes The Little Mermaid (May 3, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7112-7506-5) and Pinocchio (May 3, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7112-7504-1), ages up to 5.

New Meri Meri novelty cloth books are Follow the Rainbow (July 5, $17.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7112-7199-9), Sunny Days (July 5, $17.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7112-7203-3), and Under the Sea (July 5, $17.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7112-7201-9), ages up to 7. My World in 100 Words issues My Garden (Mar. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7112-5725-2) and Seaside (June 7, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7112-5721-4), illus. by Marijke Buurlage, ages 1–3. Dot and Duck return in How Messy! by Clare Helen Welsh, illus. by Olivier Tallec (May 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6970-5), ages 3–5. A Little Bit of Respect by Claire Alexander (Apr. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6442-7) brings back The Ploofers, ages 3–5. Joining Nature Heroes are Bella Loves Bugs (Apr. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6562-2) and Billy Loves Birds (Apr. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6558-5) by Jess French, illus. by Duncan Beedie, ages 4–7. And The Secret Life Of... adds The Secret Life of Birds by Moira Butterfield, illus. by Vivian Mineker (May 17, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6621-6), ages 7–11.


An Artist’s Eyes by Frances Tosdevin, illus. by Clémence Monnet (Apr. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6485-4), is a story about the power of imagination and discovering one’s individual perspective. Ages 3–7.

A New Friend by Lucy Menzies, illus. by Maddy Vian (June 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7571-3), offers side-by-side stories about two friends who meet on the first day of school, told from the perspective of each child. Ages 3–7.

How Can We Be Kind? by Janet Halfmann, illus. by Darla Okado (July 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6879-1), presents real-life examples of animals being kind to each other and working together. Ages 4–7.

The Spring Rabbit: An Easter Tale by Angela McAllister, illus. by Christopher Corr (Mar. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7258-3). In this tale of the Easter Bunny’s origin, a girl named Spring turns a sick bird into a rabbit. Ages 4–7.

Here and Queer by Rowan Ellis, illus. by Jacky Sheridan (May 3, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7112-6475-5). This guide for cis and trans queer readers compiles advice, stories, illustrations, and essays. Ages 14–up.


Four volumes by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara join Little People, Big Dreams! Amanda Gorman, illus. by Queenbe Monyei (Feb. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7071-8); Elvis, illus. by Ana Albero (May 17, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7087-9); J.R.R. Tolkien, illus. by Aaron Cushley (Apr. 5, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-5787-0); and Marcus Rashford, illus. by Guilherme Karsten (Apr. 5, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7099-2), ages 4–7. And A World Full Of... presents A World Full of Nature Stories: 50 Folktales and Legends by Angela McAllister, illus. by Hannah Bess Ross (Mar. 1, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6647-6), ages 7–10.



Lab for Kids offers Weather and Climate Science Lab for Kids: 52 Family-Friendly Activities Exploring Meteorology, Earth Systems, and Climate Change by Jim Noonan (Feb. 15, $22.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7603-7085-8), ages 8–12.

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Joining ABC for Me are ABC Bedtime: Fall Gently to Sleep with This Nighttime Routine, from A to Zzz by Erica Harrison (Feb. 1, $16.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-60058-990-4) and ABC the World & Me: Let’s Take a Journey Around the World from A to Z! by Christiane Engel (Mar. 1, $16.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-60058-986-7), ages 3–6.

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My Own Way: Celebrating Gender Freedom for Kids by Joana Estrela, trans. by Jay Hulme (Feb. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6586-8), relays a story about individuality, identity, and respect. Ages 3–7.

What Are You Doing Today, Mother Nature? Travel the World with 48 Nature Stories, for Every Month of the Year by Lucy Brownridge, illus. by Margaux Samson-Abadie (May 3, $26, ISBN 978-0-7112-6966-8), is a treasury of narrative nonfiction stories about the natural world, set in locales across the globe. Ages 3–7.

Smile Out Loud: 25 Happy Poems by Joseph Coelho, illus. by Daniel Gray-Barnett (May 10, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7181-4). The creators of Poems Aloud offer a compendium of 20 cheerful read-aloud poems. Ages 5–10.

Today Will Be a Great Day! Slimy Oddity’s Guide to Happiness by Slimy Oddity (Apr. 5, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6904-0) introduces mindful practices and urges kids to be thankful for the present moment. Ages 6–10.

Built by Animals: Meet the Creatures Who Inspired Our Building World by Christiane Dorion, illus. by Yeji Yun (Apr. 5, $24, ISBN 978-0-7112-6570-7), examines the world of biomimicry, showcasing creatures who have inspired the materials and techniques that are used in the building world today. Ages 7–10.

Kaleidoscope of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life: Their Colors and Patterns Explained by Greer Stothers (Feb. 8, $26, ISBN 978-0-7112-6691-9) uses fossils and examples of living species to reimagine dinosaurs and other prehistoric beasts as they may have looked. Ages 8–12.


Let’s Tell a Story sets off on Jungle Adventure (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7610-9) and Pirate Adventure (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7612-3) by Lily Murray, ages 5–7. Magnified adds Romans Magnified: With a 3x Magnifying Glass! by David Long, illus. by Daniel Spacek (June 7, $26, ISBN 978-0-7112-6687-2), ages 5–10. And 50 States picks up Only in California by Heather Alexander (July 5, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7404-4), ages 8–12.


Cat’s First Baby by Natalie Nelson (Mar. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68369-293-5). This companion to Dog’s First Baby views the arrival of a new family member through the pet cat’s eyes. Ages 2–5.

Pet That Cat! A Handbook for Making Feline Friends by Nigel Kidd and Rachel Braunigan (July 12, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68369-314-7). This follow-up to Pet That Dog! is a guide to understanding, befriending, and caring for cats. Ages 7–12.

Hunters of the Lost City by Kali Wallace (Apr. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68369-289-8). A girl who grew up believing that her town is the only one left in the world embarks on a quest to learn the truth in this fantasy featuring magic, lies, and monsters. Ages 8–12.

This Is Not the Real World by Anna Carey (May 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68369-281-2). In this sequel to This Is Not the Jess Show, Jess returns to the reality show she escaped from, determined to take down the nefarious media empire that owns it. Ages 14–up.

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