Why Not You? by Ciara and Russell Wilson, illus. by Jessica Gibson (Mar. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-37440-5). A pop star and a football quarterback encourage kids to follow their dreams and shoot for the stars. Ages 4–8.
Before the Batman: An Original Movie Novel by David Lewman (Feb. 1, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-31043-4) chronicles Bruce Wayne’s early adventures on his way to becoming a superhero. Ages 8–12.
Growing Pangs by Kathryn Ormsbee, illus. by Molly Brooks (May 3, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-30131-9). A homeschooled girl can’t stop worrying in this graphic novel about friendship, anxiety, and growing up. Ages 8–12.
Jennifer Chan Is Not Alone by Tae Keller (Apr. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-31052-6). Mallory must face a truth within herself as she searches for a classmate who disappeared after admitting she believes in aliens. Ages 8–12.
Jurassic World: Maisie Lockwood Adventures #1 by Tess Sharpe (June 14, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-593-37313-2). Maisie has new encounters with dinosaurs in this novel published to coincide with the release of the film Jurassic World: Dominion. Ages 8–12.
Maizy Chen’s Last Chance by Lisa Yee (Feb. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-3025-8). In a town where the Chens are the only Asian Americans and have long owned a restaurant, Maizy seeks answers to family secrets. Ages 8–12.
Winnie Zeng Unleashes a Legend by Katie Zhao (Apr. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-42657-9). Winnie must embrace her heritage to save the world in this debut entry in a fantasy series inspired by Chinese mythology. Ages 8–12.
Mobs of Minecraft #1: Beware the Creeper! by Christy Webster (Mar. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-43183-2) launches a series of storybooks based on this video game, ages 3–7.
Random House Graphic
Scout Is Not a Band Kid by Jade Armstrong (Apr. 5, $20.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17623-8). Scout will do anything to meet her favorite author—even if it means joining the school band when she can’t play an instrument. Ages 8–12.
Twin Cities by Jose Pimienta (July 12, $20.99, ISBN 978-0-593-18063-1). Twins—one attending school in Mexico and the other crossing the border daily to go to school in California—star in this novel about peer pressure and the importance of family. Ages 8–12.
Across a Field of Starlight by Blue Delliquanti (Feb. 8, $23.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12414-7). In this sci-fi romance, two non-binary characters from diverse solar systems find each other through time, distance, and war. Ages 12–up.
Mapmakers continues with Mapmakers and the Lost Magic by Cameron Chittock, illus. by Amanda Castillo (Apr. 26, $20.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17287-2), ages 8–12. And Apple Crush by Lucy Knisley (May 3, $27.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12538-0) joins Peapod Farm, ages 8–12.
Random House Studio
Donut: The Unicorn Who Wants to Fly by Laura Gehl, illus. by Andrea Zuill (Apr. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-37625-6). Donut’s dreams to fly don’t take flight, until perseverance and help from other animals pay off. Ages 4–8.
A Gift for Nana by Lane Smith (Mar. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-43033-0). Searching for the perfect gift for Nana, Rabbit gets advice from various creatures—but finally finds what he needs atop the highest peak. Ages 4–8.
KINDergarten: Where Kindness Matters Every Day by Vera Ahiyya, illus. by Joey Chou (June 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-48462-3). Kinder-
garteners create a pledge to ensure that their class is as kind as possible. Ages 4–8.
The Long Ride Home by Stephanie Graegin (June 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-42602-9). Little Koala copes with missing her friend who has moved away in this story celebrating memories and friendship. Ages 4–8.
The Notebook Keeper: A Story of Kindness from the Border by Stephen Briseño, illus. by Magdalena Mora (June 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30705-2). Noemi and her Mamá, Mexicans denied entry into the U.S., must find the refugee in charge of the unofficial ledger of those waiting to cross into the U.S. Ages 4–8.
Totally Random Facts, Vol. 1 by Melina Gerosa Bellows (July 12, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-593-45053-6). Photos illustrate this
compilation of 3,000 facts, which launches an annual series. Ages 8–12.
How to Survive Middle School gains World History: A Do-It-Yourself Study Guide by Elizabeth M. Fee, illus. by Carpenter Collective (May 3, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-525-57145-2), ages 10–14.
Mae Makes a Way: The True Story of Mae Reeves, Hat & History Maker by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, illus. by Andrea Pippins (May 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-525-64585-6), is a biography of this fashion designer, entrepreneur, and civil rights icon, written in collaboration with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Ages 7–10.
Steve L. McEvil by Lucas Turnbloom (May 24, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30143-2) opens a graphic-novel series about a villain who must choose between saving his town and teaming up with the good guys. Ages 8–12.
Ready for Launch: An Astronaut’s Lessons for Success on Earth by Scott Kelly (Apr. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-6432-6). Using 10 life-changing moments from his past, this astronaut shares his advice for mastering fear and failure and turning daily challenges into rocket fuel for success. Ages 12–up.
Finding Jupiter by Kelis Rowe (May 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-42925-9). Sparks fly when Black teens Orion and Ray meet, but a decades-old family secret threatens to tear apart the star-crossed lovers. Ages 13–17.
Required Reading for the Disenfranchised Freshman by Kristen R. Lee (Feb. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30915-5) is a debut novel about racism at an elite college campus and the costs for BIPOC students who are caught in its wake. Ages 14–up.
The Sinister Summer: Wretched Waterpark by Kiersten White (June 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-37904-2). In this series debut, twins investigate the mystery of a bizarre waterpark when their sister goes missing. Ages 8–12.
The Agathas by Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson (May 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-43111-5). Two girls hope reading Agatha Christie will help them solve the mystery of a missing teen to claim a reward. Ages 14–up.
Castles in Their Bones by Laura Sebastian (Feb. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11816-0) starts up a fantasy trilogy about triplet princesses whose destiny includes seduction, conquest, and the crown. Ages 14–up.
Violet Made of Thorns by Gina Chen (July 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-42753-8). This fairy-tale-tinged fantasy involves a morally ambiguous witch, a cursed prince, and a prophecy. Ages 14–up.
The Gilded Ones releases The Merciless Ones by Namina Forna (May 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-4872-7), ages 12–up.
Everything in Its Place: A Story of Books and Belonging by Pauline David-Sax, illus. by Charnelle Pinkney Barlow (July 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-37882-3). In this tale about reading, libraries, and overcoming social anxiety,
a shy girl learns that being different doesn’t have to mean being alone. Ages 3–7.
Grandma’s Magic by Charlotte Offsay, illus. by Åsa Gilland (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-37600-3). This tribute to grandmothers celebrates the many ways they connect with their grandchildren. Ages 3–7.
I’d Like to Be the Window for a Wise Old Dog by Philip C. Stead (Apr. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-37508-2). Told from a canine’s perspective, this meditation on imagination explores the limitless possibilities of the world outside our windows. Ages 3–7.
Life Lessons from Chip the Dog: Don’t Eat Bees by Dev Petty, illus. by Mike Boldt (May 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-43312-6). This series debut from the creators of I Don’t Want to Be a Frog shares wisdom on living your best canine life. Ages 3–7.
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams, illus. by Erin Stead (Apr. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38210-3). Art by Caldecott Medalist Stead graces this new edition of a 100-year-old classic. Ages 3–7.
Little Golden Books issues I’m a Gymnast! by Sue Fliess, illus. by Daniela Sosa (May 10, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17795-2); I’m a Mermaid by Mallory Loehr, illus. by Joey Chou (May 10, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30889-9); I’m Going to Kindergarten! by Andrea Posner-Sanchez, illus. by Joanie Stone (June 7, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-593-43385-0); and Stranger Things: Funko Pop! We Can Count on Eleven by Geof Smith, illus. by Meg Dunn (July 5, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-593-56721-0), ages 2–5; and Lego: How to Be
a Knight by Matt Huntley, illus. by Josh Lewis (July 5, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38182-3), ages 4–7. And Queen Elizabeth II by Jen Arena, illus. by Monique Dong (May 10, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-593-48012-0), is a new Little Golden Book Biography, ages 2–5.
The Blur by Minh Lê, illus. by Dan Santat (May 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-37746-8). This story about the fast pace of childhood centers on a young one with superhero-like abilities who goes on to take the world by storm. Ages 3–7.
Hot Dog by Doug Salati (Apr. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30843-1). After an overheated dog gets tired of summer in the city, his owner takes him to the beach to get the fresh air he needs. Ages 4–8.
Answers in the Pages by David Levithan (May 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-48468-5). Three stories of speaking up and coming out converge as parents lobby to ban a book from the middle-school curriculum. Ages 8–12.
Does My Body Offend You? by Mayra Cuevas and Marie Marquardt (Apr. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-42585-5). The authors write from alternating perspectives to tell this story of two teens who discover the power of friendship, feminism, and standing up for what you believe in, no matter where you come from. Ages 12–up.
This Rebel Heart by Katherine Locke (Apr. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38124-3). In 1956 Budapest, Csilla must decide if she believes in the promise of her country enough to risk her life to help save it. Ages 12–up.
Chester Keene Cracks the Code by Kekla Magoon (July 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-1599-1). When Chester is approached by classmate Skye with a puzzle-solving task, they stumble onto the clues to stop a heist. Ages 8–12.
Random/Make Me a World
Emile and the Field by Kevin Young, illus. by Chioma Ebinama (Mar. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-5042-3). A boy cherishes a field throughout the seasons in this tale of nature, imagination, and sharing. Ages 4–8.
Time Capsule by Lauren Redniss (Apr. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-42593-0). A child creates a time capsule in this book that includes tips on making your own. Ages 4–8.
Tarot for Baby by Abigail Samoun, illus. by Kelly Anne Dalton (Mar. 8, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-48612-2). This introduction to Tarot focuses on one baby’s day. Ages up to 3.
Our Playground Rules! by Kallie George, illus. by Jay Fleck (May 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-37874-8), plays with the double meaning of the word rules to reveal the benefits of following a few simple rules of kindness. Ages 3–7.
The New Kid Welcome/Welcome the New Kid by Suzanne Slade, illus. by Nicole Miles (July 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-42632-6). Intolerance gives way to inclusion in this “flip-it book,” relaying two versions of the story of a new kid at school. Ages 4–8.
Mrs. Peanuckle’s Alphabet welcomes Mrs. Peanuckle’s Kitchen Alphabet by Mrs. Peanuckle, illus. by Jessie Ford (Apr. 5, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-17819-5), ages up to 3.
Build! by Red Nose Studio (Mar. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-37611-9). It appears that trucks are constructing a building, until it is revealed that it’s really a child using toy trucks to build a structure out of blocks. Ages 3–7.
Alone Like Me by Rebecca Evans (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-18192-8). After moving from a small village to a city, a Chinese girl finds a true friend. Ages 4–8.
The Boy Who Loved Maps by Kari Allen, illus. by G. Brian Karas (July 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-5230-4). A boy is stumped when a girl asks him to make a map of the “perfect place,” but then draws a map of home. Ages 4–8.
Pink, Blue, and You! Questions for Kids About Gender Stereotypes by Elise Gravel and Mykaell Blais (Mar. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17863-8) provides an introduction to the concept of gender roles. Ages 4–8.
Murder Among Friends: How Leopold and Loeb Tried to Commit the Perfect Crime by Candace Fleming (Mar. 29, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17742-6) relays the true story of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb’s 1924 murder of a teenage boy, eventual conviction, and how attorney Clarence Darrow enabled them to avoid the death penalty. Ages 12–up.
Dr. Seuss’s 100 First Words/Las primeras 100 palabras de Dr. Seuss by Dr. Seuss (June 7, $11.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-43059-0) is a large-format, English-Spanish edition of this title. Ages up to 3.
Thing One, Thing Two and the Leprechaun, illus. by Tom Brannon (Feb. 8, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-48495-1). Thing One and Thing Two try to catch a leprechaun in this St. Patrick’s Day tale. Ages up to 3.
Dr. Seuss’s Oh, What I’ve Learned: Thanks to My Teachers! by Dr. Seuss (Apr. 19, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38119-9) is a mini gift book celebrating all we learn from our teachers, from
academics to life lessons. Ages 7–up.
Dr. Seuss Discovers introduces The Ocean by Jude Mandell, illus. by Ron Cohee (June 21, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-9848-2994-8), ages up to 3. And The Lorax Project issues Hug a Bug: How YOU Can Help Protect Insects by Bonnie Worth, illus. by Aristides Ruiz (May 3, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-48721-1), ages 5–9.
Fireworks by Alice Lin (June 7, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-56535-3). Lulu Li finds more than platonic feelings at play when her old friend Kite Xu returns from South Korea, on hiatus from his K-Pop band. Ages 12–up.
Girl Overboard by Sandra Block (May 3, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-48346-6). In this thriller, Izzy investigates her new friend’s mysterious disappearance during a cruise. Ages 12–up.
Horror Hotel by Victoria Fulton and Faith McClaren (Feb. 1, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-48348-0). Teen ghost hunters stumble upon the unexpected while spending the night in a haunted L.A. hotel. Ages 12–up.
The Matchbreaker Summer by Annie Rains (Apr. 5, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-48155-4). Two teens with nothing in common team up to break up a romance—and unexpectedly start one of their own. Ages 12–up.
A Night to Die For by Lisa Schroeder (Mar. 1, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-48153-0). After a miserable evening at prom, Mario finds the prom queen’s body in a ditch and becomes the prime suspect in the murder. Ages 12–up.
The Creator in You by Jordan Raynor, illus. by Jonathan David (Apr. 5, $11.99, ISBN 978-0-593-19313-6). Rhyming text and art offer a new perspective on the creation account from Genesis. Ages 3–7.
Nana the Great Comes to Visit by Lisa Tawn Bergren, illus. by David Hohn (Mar. 15, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-23288-0), celebrates a grandparent’s love and the ways adults help children believe in themselves. Ages 3–7.
The Stories of God (and Kiki) by Dave Connis, illus. by Amy Domingo (July 19, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-23357-3), tells of an aspiring young author and artist and God, who created her to be a lot like Him. Ages 3–8.
Bronco and Friends return in Mission Possible by Tim Tebow with A.J. Gregory, illus. by Jane Chapman (Mar. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-23206-4), ages 3–7. And Antiracist Discipleship adds Antiracist Discipleship: Follow Jesus, Dismantle Racism, and Build Beloved Community (student ed.) by Michelle T. Sanchez (July 19, $14 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-19386-0), ages 14–up.
Readers to Eaters
Food Heroes welcomes Sandy Katz and the Tiny Wild by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and Jun Jo Lee, illus. by Julie Wilson (Apr. 1, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-9980477-1-3), ages 6–9.
Rebel Girls Awesome Entrepreneurs: 25 Tales of Women Building Businesses (May 10, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-953424-23-5) showcases influential CEOs, entrepreneurs, founders, and investors who have used their ingenuity to develop clever ideas, launch new products, build businesses, disrupt industries, support others, and invest in the future. Ages 7–12.
Redback Picture Books continues with The Platypus Who Couldn’t Swim by Robert Cox, illus. by Jim Robbins (Mar. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-922322-55-5), ages 5–7.
Red Chair/One Elm
Roosevelt Banks and the Attic of Doom by Laurie Calkhoven, illus. by Debbie Palen (Feb. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-947159-70-9). With a new sister due, a boy gives up his room and moves into the attic, which must be haunted given all the squeaks and groans he hears. Ages 8–11.
The Friendship Surprise by Giorgio Volpe, illus. by Paolo Proietti, trans. by Angus Yuen-Killick (Mar. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63655-028-2). Little Red the fox is excited to be reunited with his best friend, Hazel, a dormouse who will shortly wake from a long sleep; but over the winter, the fox has made another friend, Brock the badger. Ages 4–8.
Imagine! Rhymes of Hope to Shout Together by Bruno Tognolini, illus. by Giulia Orecchia, trans. by Denise Muir (Mar. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-63655-014-5). Italian children’s poet Tognolini gives voice to the wishes and dreams of young people. Ages 5–8.
Saturday AM introduces Apple Black by Odunze Oguguo (June 7, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7603-7684-3), Hammer by Jey Odin (June 7, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7603-7683-6), Oblivion Rouge by Pap Souleye Fall (July 5, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7603-7686-7), and Saigami by Seny (June 6, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7603-7685-0), ages 10–14.
Tongue Twisters That Teach by Kimberly Karzen (Apr. 8, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-947141-38-4) is an alphabet book combining alliteration, linguistics, and illustrations. Ages 7–12.
ABC Pennsylvania by Adriane Doherty, illus. by Kirsten Halvorsen (Apr. 8, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-947141-11-7), is a new My First Alphabet Book, ages up to 5. And Sweet Dreams picks up Sweet Dreams Indiana, 2nd Edition by Adriane Doherty, illus. by Anastasiia Kuusk (Apr. 8, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-947141-54-4), ages up to 5.
Hello Sacred Creatures (June 14, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7624-7936-8) and Hello Sacred Life (June 14, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7624-7934-4) by Kim Krans. These volumes emphasize the need for us to coexist with all species; and to connect with nature and celebrate life. Ages up to 3.
Being Friends with Dragons by Katherine Locke, illus. by Diane Ewen (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-7324-3). This book featuring dragons teaches kids about friendship and social-emotional conflict resolution. Ages 4–8.
Cinderelliot: A Scrumptious Fairytale by Mark Ceilley and Rachel Smoka-Richardson, illus. by Stephanie Laberis (May 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-9959-5). In this gay retelling, Cinderelliott, helped by his Fairy Godfather, enters a baking competition to become Royal Baker for Prince Samuel. Ages 4–8.
Crayola: Follow That Line! Magic
at Your Fingertips by JaNay Brown-Wood, illus. by Robert Justus (June 21, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-7502-5),
celebrates imagination, hands-on learning, and creating art. Ages 4–8.
E Is for Environment: The ABCs of Conservation by Lucy Curran, illus. by Francesca Rosa (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-7170-6), takes an alphabetical look at the natural world and discusses how to protect it. Ages 4–8.
If You’re a Drag Queen and You Know It by Lil Miss Hot Mess, illus. by Olga de Dios Ruiz (May 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-7533-9). In this sing-along book by a founding member of Drag Queen Story Hour, drag queens dance and sing and encourage young readers to express themselves. Ages 4–8.
Kind Like Marsha: Learning from LGBTQ+ Leaders by Sarah Prager, illus. by Cheryl Thuesday (May 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-7500-1), honors 14 individuals, including Harvey Milk, Frida Kahlo, and Sylvia Rivero. Ages 4–8.
Lulu and Zoey: A Sister Story by Carrie Finison, illus. by Brittany Jackson (June 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-7398-4). Braving sisterhood’s ups and downs, siblings find there’s room in their hearts for each other. Ages 4–8.
Skip to My Moo: A Rollicking Barnyard Story by Iza Trapani, illus. by Maddie Frost (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-9966-3). In this sing-along caper, farm animals dance at the barnyard hoedown. Ages 4–8.
Astrology for Black Girls: A Beginner’s Guide for Black Girls
Who Look to the Stars by Jordannah Elizabeth, illus. by Chellie Carroll (July 26, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-7857-6), offers an introduction to the wonders of self-discovery and empowerment through the zodiac. Ages 8–12.
Gamer Girls: 25 Women Who Built the Video Game Industry by Mary Kenney (May 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-7456-1). This illustrated anthology spotlights 25 influential women in the world of gaming. Ages 12–up.
The Signs and Wonders of Tuna Rashad by Natasha Deen (June 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-7868-2). Following the signs of her Caribbean ancestors, a girl tries to help her overbearing older brother and win over her crush before she leaves for college. Ages 13–up.
My First Bob Ross Books adds My First Book of Nature by Robb Pearlman, illus. by Bob Ross (Mar. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7624-7404-2), ages up to 3. Bob Ross, Peapod the Squirrel, and the Happy Accident by Robb Pearlman, illus. by Bob Ross and Jason Kayser (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-7402-8), is a new Bob Ross and Peapod Story, ages 4–8. And Dare to Be Different presents Inspirational Words from People Who Changed the World by Ben Brooks, illus. by Quinton Winter (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-7914-6), ages 8–12.
Mr. Chug & the Red Tractor (Mar. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-913971-62-5) and Mrs. Zoom & the Blue Rocket (Mar. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-913971-58-8) by John Townsend, illus. by Isobel Lundie, are lift-the-flap books featuring fantastic contraptions and their inventors. Ages up to 4.
Seeds (Apr. 5, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-913971-68-7) and Space (Apr. 5, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-913971-69-4) by Townsend, illus. by Lundie, introduce children to the life cycle of a dandelion and the wonders of outer space. Ages up to 4.
Touch and Trace 123 (May 3, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-913971-25-0) and Touch and Trace ABC (May 3, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-913971-24-3) by Margot Channing, illus. by Isobel Lundie, emphasize early concepts via indented shapes of numbers and letters to trace. Ages up to 4.
Magical Pets by John Townsend, illus. by Serena Lombardo, greets Hello, Dragon (Mar. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-913971-64-9) and Hello, Unicorn (Mar. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-913971-65-6), ages up to 4. Sweet Dreamzzz by Townsend, illus. by Carolyn Scrace, picks up Panda (Apr. 5, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-913971-67-0) and Lion (Apr. 5, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-913971-66-3), ages up to 4. And Animal Stories for Bedtime by Townsend, illus. by Martina Peluso, delivers How the Bear Lost His Tail: And Other Stories of the Forest (Mar. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-913971-59-5) and Why Monkeys Live in Trees: And Other Stories of the Great Outdoors (Mar. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-913971-60-1), ages 5–10.
Books with X-Ray Vision by Alex Woolf, illus. by Diego Vaisberg, reveals Animal Armour (Feb. 1, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-913971-47-2) and Animals in the City (Feb. 1, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-913971-46-5), ages 7–12. Myths by Fiona Macdonald, illus. by Alida Massari, adds Egyptian Myths: Volume One (June 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-913971-34-2) and Egyptian Myths: Volume Two (June 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-913971-35-9), ages 7–12. Joining Adventures in the Real World by Roger Canavan, illus. by Damian Zain, is The Destruction of Pompeii (Apr. 5, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-913971-14-4), ages 9–12. And Live from the Crypt by Townsend, illus. by Rory Walker, serves up Interview with the Ghosts of Pirates (May 3, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-913971-23-6) and Interview with the Ghosts of Titanic (May 3, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-913337-79-7), ages 9–12.
All the Things Dad Will Always Say (Mar. 28, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6330-6) and All the Things Mom Will Never Say (Mar. 28, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6331-3) by Noé Carlain, illus. by Ronan Badel, take a comical look at common parental advice and behavior. Ages 4–8.
Big P Takes a Fall (and That’s Not All) by Pamela Jane, illus. by Hina Imtiaz (June 28, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6407-5). Letters of the alphabet come alive to help spell out “STOP” for the bus driver who is heading for a broken bridge; but P takes a fall. Ages 4–8.
Brothers by Rocío Alejandro (May 28, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6332-0) follows two brothers who find themselves in trouble and forbidden to leave the house. Ages 4–8.
A Huge Hug: Understanding and Embracing Why Families Change by Jérôme Ruillier (Mar. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6329-0) illustrates the emotions children feel when their parents separate. Ages 4–8.
The King of Poop by Géraldine Collet, illus. by Hervé Le Goff (Apr. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6337-5). A smart and humble dung beetle teaches the importance of everyone’s role in the savanna cosystem. Ages 4–8.
Evolutions by Raphaël Martin and Henri Cap, illus. by Fred L. (May 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6386-3), presents a history of evolution in an accessible format that includes the most recent scientific information. Ages 7–10.
Bitmax & Co by Jaume Copons, illus. by Liliana Fortuny, following a helpful robot, blasts off with The Forest Robot (June 28, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6305-4), ages 4–8. The Grumbletroll by Aprilkind and Barbara Van Den Speulhof, illus. by Stephan Pricken, gains The Grumbletroll... Wants to Be First! (Mar. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6335-1), ages 4–8. Hare and Bear by Jacqueline East, illus. by Rose Clayton, about a busy hare and a laid-back bear, launches with Tim’s Hat (May 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6338-2), ages 4–8. And Origanimo by Dominique Ehrhard adds Birds: Fold & Play (Apr. 28, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7643-6118-0), ages 5–9.
Just Like Jesse Owens by Andrew Young, illus. by Gordon C. James (June 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-55465-7). Civil rights icon Ambassador Andrew Young and his daughter, Paula Young Shelton, deliver a powerful oral history about a special day in Andrew’s childhood that changed him forever. Ages 3–5.
My Bindi by Gita Varadarajan, illus. by Archana Sreenivasan (Apr. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-59881-0). Divya is scared to put on the bindi for the first time, for fear of being laughed at. Ages 4–7.
I Color Myself Different by Colin Kaepernick, illus. by Eric Wilkerson (Apr. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-78962-1). Tasked with drawing a picture of himself and his family, a young Kaepernick changes his whole worldview with a brown crayon. Ages 4–8.
More Than Peach by Bellen Woodard, illus. by Fanny Liem (July 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-80927-5). When Bellen Woodard’s classmates referred to the “skin colored” crayon, she was inspired to create the “More Than Peach” movement to transform the crayon industry. Ages 5–7.
Irrational Treasure by Steve Foxe, illus. by Shadia Amin (June 28, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-75654-8), takes readers on a hijinks-filled field trip to Washington, D.C., with Harry and Lloyd—the stars of the Dumb & Dumber franchise—as middle school students. Ages 8–12.
Moonflower by Kacen Callender (May 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-63659-8) delivers a tale about a child facing the otherworldly shadows of depression. Ages 8–12.
Caprice by Coe Booth (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-93334-6). As Caprice tries to figure out her future, she faces the secrets and abuse of her past. Ages 9–12.
Escape by K.R. Alexander (June 7, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-26047-2). Cody receives an invitation to Escape, the world’s biggest adventure park, but soon learns that he and the other kids there have less than a week to escape from the park before it floods. Ages 9–12.
Debating Darcy by Sayantani DasGupta (Mar. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-79769-5). In this Pride & Prejudice retelling, lifelong speech competitor Leela meets Firoze Darcy, a debater from an elite private school, as their paths
collide at the state league tournament. Ages 12–17.
Destination Unknown by Bill Konigsberg (May 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-61805-1). Two teen boys form a bond in 1987 New York City at the height of the AIDS epidemic. Ages 12 and up.
Murder of Crows by K. Ancrum (Feb. 1, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-74292-3) kicks off the Lethal Lit series based on the podcast of the same name, featuring teen detective Tig Torres on the trail of an infamous serial killer. Ages 12 and up.
Perfect Score by Angelica Monai (Apr. 5, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-78402-2). Aspiring PI Jolene investigates the death of her beloved guidance counselor in this series-starter based on the popular Hunt A Killer subscription game. Ages 12 and up.
Ready When You Are by Gary Lonesborough (Feb. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-74954-0). Two Aboriginal boys—one who doesn’t want to accept he’s gay, and the boy who comes to live in his house—must confront the changing shapes of their relationships with friends, family, and community. Ages 13–17.
New tie-ins to Disney Jr.’s Pikwik Pack are Working Together Is Better by Shannon Penney (Mar. 1, $5.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-64858-4), ages 2–4; and Suki Goes with the Flow by Meredith Rusu (Feb. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-64857-7), ages 3–6. Scholastic Readers Level 1 adds Gabby’s Dollhouse: Kitty School (July 26, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-80446-1), ages 3–5. Gabby’s Dollhouse grows with Kitty Fairy’s Garden Magic by Gabhi Martins (Feb. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-79275-1), ages 3–6. Dino Ranch tie-ins include Tinhorn Trouble! by Kiara Valdez (May 3, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-69222-8), ages 4–8. Scholastic Readers Level 2 greets He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: The Sword of Grayskull by Shelby Curran (May 31, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-81929-8), ages 4–8. A Perfect Fit (Apr. 5, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-80577-2) is a tie-in to Apple TV+ program Still-
water, ages 4–8.
Joining Acorn are A Crabby Book: School’s In, Crabby! by Jonathan Fenske (June 28, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-75649-4), Hello, Hedgehog! Can I Have a Turn? (Feb. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-67714-0) and Hello Hedgehog! Happy Birthday, Hedgehog! (May 3, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-67717-1) by Norm Feuti; Racing Ace: Build It! Jump It!
(June 28, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-55380-2) and Racing Ace: Drive It! Fix It! (Apr. 5, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-55378-9) by Larry Dane Brimner, illus. by Kaylani Juanita, ages 4–6; and series-starter Mermaid Days: The Sunken Ship by Kyle Lukoff, illus. by Kat Uno (May 3, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-79459-5), and Unicorn and Yeti: Together by Heather Ayris Burnell, illus. by Hazel Quintanilla (Feb. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-62775-6), ages 5–7.
Joining Branches are Diary of a Pug: Pug’s Sleepover by Kyla May (Mar. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-71347-3), Layla and the Bots: Making Waves by Vicky Fang, illus. by Christine Nishiyama (Feb. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-58300-7), and Owl Diaries: Get Well, Eva by Rebecca Elliott (Mar. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-74540-5), ages 5–7; Pets Rule: My Kingdom of Darkness by Susan Tan, illus. by Wendy Tan Shiau Wei (June 28, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-75633-3) and Pixie Tricks: The Angry Elf by Tracey West, illus. by Xavier Bonet (Mar. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-62790-9), ages 6–8.
Bad Food by Eric Luper, illus. by “The Doodle Boy” Joe Whale, serves up The Good, the Bad and the Hungry (Mar. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-74926-7), ages 6–8. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe publishes Legends from Castle Grayskull by Amanda Deibert and Rob David, illus. by Mike Anderson (Feb. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-74549-8), ages 6–8. Karma’s World tie-ins are Daddy and Me and the Rhyme to Be by Halcyon Person and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, illus. by Parker-Nia Gordon (May 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-79633-9) ages 6–8; and Karma’s World: Chapter Book #2 by Jehan Madhani (Apr. 5, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-58075-4), ages 8–12.
Tie-ins to The Bad Guys Movie include The Bad Guys Movie Novelization (Mar. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-74569-6) and The Biggest, Baddest Fill-In Book Ever! by Terrance Crawford (Mar. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-74570-2), ages 7–10. Home for Meow by Reese Eschmann begins with The Purrfect Show (July 19, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-78398-8) and Home for Meow #2 (July 19, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-78399-5), ages 7–10.
The Inflatables by Beth Garrod and Jess Hitchman, illus. by Chris Danger, launches with The Inflatables in Bad Air Day (May 3, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-74897-0) and The Inflatables in Mission Un-Poppable (May 3, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-74899-4), ages 7–10. Jurassic World issues Dinosaur Rivals! by Marilyn Easton (July 26, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-72667-1), ages 7–10. That Girl Lay Lay keeps the beat with Bust Your Own Rhymes... and Discover the Star You Are! by Terrance Crawford (Mar. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-77962-2) and Talent Showdown by Jevon Bolden, illus. by Deandra Hodge (May 3, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-77961-5), ages 7–10. And Total Mayhem by Ralph Lazar issues Thursday—War of the Waterslides (Feb. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-77047-6) and Friday—The Total Ice Cream Meltdown (July 19, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-77051-3), ages 7–10.
Underdogs by Tracey West, illus. by Kyla May, wags along with We’re Not the Champions (Mar. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-73273-3), ages 7–10. Horse Country by Yamile Saied Méndez, following the adventures at Paradise Ranch, gallops onto the scene with Can’t Be Tamed (Apr. 5, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-74946-5) and Friends Like These (June 28, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-74948-9), ages 8–12. And Fate: The Winx Saga tie-ins greets Lighting the Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan (June 27, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-74498-9), ages 14 and up.
Also due are additions, in various
formats, to the following series: Dragon Masters, Peppa Pig, and Pokémon.
Scholastic en Español
Titles in Spanish
El pequeño soñador feliz (Little Happy Dreamer) by Peter H. Reynolds (Mar. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-71546-0), ages 3–5; and Srta. Quinces (Miss Quinces) by Kat Fajardo (Apr. 5, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-53565-5), ages 8–12.
Series in Spanish
Los tipos malos (The Bad Guys) by Aaron Blabey expands with movie tie-in Los tipos malos en Supermalos (The Bad Guys in Superbad) (Mar. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-79822-7), ages 7–10. And I Survived Graphic Novels by Lauren Tarshis, illus. by Haus Studio, gains Sobreviví el naufragio del Titanic, 1912 (I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912) (Feb. 1, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-78970-6), ages 8–12.
Days of Infamy: How a Century of Bigotry Led to Japanese American Internment by Lawrence Goldstone (June 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-338-72246-8) examines the history of racism against Japanese Americans, including issues of citizenship and touching on fears of non-white immigration to the U.S. Ages 12 and up.
The Race of the Century: The Battle to Break the Four-Minute Mile by Neal Bascomb (Mar. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-62846-3) follows the story of three world-class runners in 1952 racing to achieve the impossible—the perfect four-minute mile. Ages 13–17.
The Deadliest by Deborah Hopkinson ramps up with The Deadliest Fires Then and Now (May 3, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-36025-7), ages 7–10.
Friends Fur-Ever by Saadia Faruqi (May 31, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-78342-1). In this inaugural Must Love Pets title, Imaan and her friends pet sit for a neighbor in an attempt to convince Imaan’s mother to adopt a dog. Ages 8–12.
The Lonely Ghost by Mike Ford (June 28, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-75797-2). Twin sisters Ava and Cassie are excited to move into an old mansion in a new town, but quickly realize there’s a ghostly presence in their house. Ages 8–12.
Wild Survival by Melissa Cristina Márquez treks on with Chasing Jaguars (Apr. 5, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-63511-9), ages 8–12.
Additions in various formats are also due for the following series: Bad Guys, Geronimo Stilton, Goosebumps Slappyworld, Puppy Place, and Thea Stilton.
Pick Me! by Max Amato (June 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-31729-9). Five ice cream cones are eager to get picked—until they realize what it means. Ages 3–5.
The Three Little Superpigs and Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Claire Evans (Apr. 5, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-68220-5). When the Three Bears come home, they discover an intruder; enter the Three Little Superpigs who know just what to do to stop Goldilocks from continuing her scheme. Ages 3–5.
The Cat Wants Kittens by P. Crumble, illus. by Lucinda Gifford (Feb. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-74123-0). Two adorable kittens barge into grouchy cat Kevin’s life and make themselves at home. Ages 3–6.
Charlie Makes a Splash by Holly Robinson Peete and Ryan Elizabeth Peete, illus. by Shane W. Evans (May 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-68726-2). This companion to My Brother Charlie celebrates the power of water for those who have autism. Ages 4–8.
Forever Home: A Dog and Boy Love Story by Henry Cole (May 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-78404-6) centers on an abandoned dog who is looking for a forever home—and the boy who finds him. Ages 4–8.
Goodnight, Butterfly by Ross Burach (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-61501-2). Impatient Caterpillar discovers the difference between nocturnal and diurnal animals when he wakes during the night and meets a new friend. Ages 4–8.
Leo + Lea by Monica Wesolowska, illus. by Kenard Pak (Apr. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-30287-5). This celebration of friendship, math, and art honors different ways of seeing and being in the world. Ages 4–8.
To Change a Planet by Christina Soontornvat, illus. by Rahele Jomepour Bell (Apr. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-62861-6), demonstrates the importance of caring for our planet, and how our actions multiplied together can make the world better. Ages 4–8.
Bobby: A Story of Robert F. Kennedy by Deborah Wiles, illus. by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh (Apr. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-545-17123-6), is set in 1968, as a grandfather tells his grandchild about Bobby Kennedy’s life. Ages 5–10.
Amazing Landmarks: Discover the Hidden Stories Behind 10 Iconic Structures! by Rekha S. Rajan, illus. by Alex Asfour (Mar. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-338-65249-9), explores the creation of 10 global landmarks, from the first spark of an idea to the final layer of paint. Ages 7–10.
Because of You, John Lewis by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illus. by Keith Henry Brown (Apr. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-75908-2). When 10-year-old Tybre learns of Congressman John Lewis’s heroic march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in the fight for the right to vote, Tybre is determined to meet him. Ages 7–10.
Future Hero (May 31, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-79032-0) and Future Hero Book 2 (July 26, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-79035-1) by Remi Blackwood feature Jarell, a boy who discovers a hidden portal in the barbershop and is transported to a magical world where everyone believes he’s the hero they’ve been waiting for. Ages 7–10.
Best Frenemies Forever by Megan McCafferty (Mar. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-72249-9). When super-confident Kaytee moves in next door to Sophie, Sophie lies about her seventh-grade social status, determined to keep Kaytee as a friend. Ages 8–12.
Bound for Home by Meika Hashimoto (Apr. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-57222-3) follows three unlikely friends and their quest to make it home together after a journey deep into the Maine woods. Ages 8–12.
The Boy Who Failed Dodgeball by Jordan Sonnenblick (Apr. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-74960-1). Jordan rides the ups and downs of sixth-grade life.Ages 8–12.
Buster Undercover by Caleb Huett (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-54190-8). A boy living with anxiety must join with his therapy dog to save dogkind from a dog-hating secret agent. Ages 8–12.
The Castle of Tangled Magic by Sophie Anderson (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-74621-1). During a violent storm, Olia stumbles down a secret passage she’s never seen before in the magical castle where she lives. Ages 8–12.
Catch That Dog! by Will Taylor (Apr. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-74595-5). This tale inspired by real events follows a famous big-city poodle named Masterpiece who finds a new life alongside a small-town girl named Joanie. Ages 8–12.
City of Magic by Avi (June 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-32197-6). In 1942 Italy, King Claudio sends Mangus the Magician and his faithful servant boy, Fabrizio, to Venice to steal a manuscript that explains a revolutionary way of accounting—double-entry bookkeeping. Ages 8–12.
The Do-Over by Jennifer Torres (Apr. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-75419-3). When their parents split up, twins Raquel and Lucinda drift apart; then a pandemic hits, and the sisters are forced to spend the lockdown at their father’s ranch house. Ages 8–12.
The Fort by Gordon Korman (June 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-62914-9). Five eighth-grade friends need to stick together when they discover an abandoned bomb shelter after a hurricane and set up a secret hideout. Ages 8–12.
High Score by Destiny Howell (June 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-74671-6). When Conor runs afoul of Lucky, a bully at the local arcade, his best friend D.J. is forced to pull off a heist to save help him. Ages 8–12.
Hummingbird by Natalie Lloyd (May 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-65458-5). Twelve-year-old Olive—armed with her trusty wheelchair—attends traditional school for the first time and gets caught up in a mystery about a magical wish-granting hummingbird. Ages 8–12.
It’s the End of the World and I’m in My Bathing Suit by Justin A. Reynolds (Apr. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-74022-6). When the power goes out, 12-year-old Eddie sets out to explore the seemingly empty neighborhood and soon realizes that he and his crew might be the only people left anywhere. Ages 8–12.
Join the Club, Maggie Diaz by Nina Moreno, illus. by Courtney Lovett (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-74061-5). Determined to find her one true passion, seventh-grader Maggie cooks up a plan to join every school club she can. Ages 8–12.
The Language of Seabirds by Will Taylor (May 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-75373-8). Two boys find first love with each other over a seaside summer. Ages 8–12.
Lines of Courage by Jennifer A. Nielsen (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-62093-1) weaves together the stories of five kids living through WWI, each of whom holds the key to the others’ futures, if they are lucky—and brave—enough to find each other. Ages 8–12.
Over and Out by Jenni L. Walsh (Mar. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-77578-5). A girl from Cold War East Berlin is forced to spy for the secret police. Ages 8–12.
The Secret Battle of Evan Pao by Wendy Wan-Long Shang (May 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-67885-7). When Chinese American Evan moves to a new town, one boy seems determined to make sure Evan feels like he doesn’t belong. Ages 8–12.
Squad Goals by Lisa Papademetriou (Mar. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-60306-4). The harder Mackenzie works to craft the perfect seventh-grade school year, the more she feels like she’s failing in this kick-off to the Hearts & Crafts series. Ages 8–12.
Super Troop by Bruce Hale (Apr. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-64599-6). When seventh-grade best friends Cooper and Nacho go too far on one of their adventures, Cooper’s parents tell him he must join Boy Rangers, a dorky club that’s all about discipline and rules. Ages 8–12.
Sweet and Sour by Debbi Michiko Florence (July 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-67159-9). After her best friend Zach humiliates her, Mai is relieved when his family moves to Japan; but then Zach returns and they have to spend the summer together. Ages 8–12.
The Switch by Roland Smith (May 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-80350-2). In this dystopian story, the power goes out in Henry’s town, and for four months people descend into lawlessness. Ages 8–12.
This Is Not a Drill by K.A. Holt (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-73958-9). While Ava is hiding out in the school bathroom, the alarm goes off for a lockdown drill and she realizes there is an intruder in the building and this isn’t a drill at all. Ages 8–12.
Valentina Salazar Is Not a Monster Hunter by Zoraida Córdova (June 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-71271-1). Val and her siblings, protectors tasked with rescuing magical creatures, must find and save a mythical egg before monster hunters get to it. Ages 8–12.
Wild Ride by Keith Calabrese (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-74324-1). Charley and her friends try to pull off the ultimate car heist, hide a stowaway guarding a world-changing secret, and get revenge on her older brother before morning. Ages 8–12.
Witchlings by Claribel A. Ortega (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-74552-8). Three witchlings must work together to do the impossible if they have any hope of earning their full powers. Ages 8–12.
Alice Austen Lived Here by Alex Gino (Apr. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-73389-1). When Sam’s home borough of Staten Island opens up a contest for a new statue, Sam, who is nonbinary, finds the perfect subject: lesbian photographer Alice Austen. Ages 9–12.
Coming Up Cuban: Rising Past Castro’s Shadow by Sonia Manzano (May 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-06515-2) examines the impact of the 1959 Cuban Revolution on four children from different walks of life. Ages 12 and up.
This Might Get Awkward by Kara McDowell (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-74623-5). While at the beach, a flustered Gemma finds herself with her longtime crush Beau when he hits his head and ends up in a coma and she’s then mistaken for his girlfriend. Ages 12 and up.
You, Me, and Our Heartstrings by Melissa See (May 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-79029-0) is a teen romance starring two gifted musicians: a girl with cerebral palsy, and a boy with severe anxiety. Ages 12 and up.
Why Would I Lie? by Adi Rule (Feb. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-73671-7). Viveca, who is about to be named valedictorian and granted admission to her dream school, finds a web of lies and deceit when she investigates her competition, golden boy Jamison. Ages 13–17.
Fire Becomes Her by Rosiee Thor (Feb. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-67911-3). A politically savvy teen must weigh her desire to climb the social ladder against her heart in a world where magic buys votes. Ages 14–17.
The Witchery by S. Isabelle (July 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-75896-2). Logan, a new witch struggling to control her powers, arrives at Mesmortes Coven Academy and joins forces with the infmaous Red Three to survive the Haunting Season. Ages 14 and up.
The q&a-style history series If You Lived... debuts with If You Lived During the Civil War by Denise Lewis Patrick, illus. by Alleanna Harris (Feb. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-71279-7), ages 7–10. Battle Dragons by Alex London presents City of Speed (June 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-71657-3), ages 8–12. Joining Fire Queen is Crown of Flames by Sayantani DasGupta (May 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-76681-3), ages 8–12. Last Gate of the Emperor by Kwame Mbalia and Prince Joel Makonnen rolls out The Royal Trials (May 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-66595-6), ages 8–12. Skyborn by Jessica Khoury soars along with Call of the Crow (Feb. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-65242-0) and Phoenix Flight (June 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-65246-8), ages 8–12. Whatever After by Sarah Mlynowski delivers Just Dance (Apr. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-77555-6), ages 8–12. Wings of Fire by Tui T. Sutherland stays aloft with The Flames of Hope (Apr. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-21457-4), ages 8–12. And Impostors by Scott Westerfeld reveals Youngbloods (Mar. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-15155-8), ages 12 and up.
I Love My Beautiful Hair by Elissa Wentt (June 28, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-76315-7). EJ joins her mother and grandmother for her first trip to the hair salon and readers can “try on” styles alongside EJ as she imagines herself in different looks celebrating her natural hair. Ages up to 3.
Kiss, Kiss, Little Fish by Sandra Magsamen (May 3, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-68225-0). Readers count kisses in a touch-and-feel book featuring five shiny, iridescent fish tails. Ages up to 3.
You Are My Special Narwhal by Joyce Wan (May 31, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-68141-3). A narwhal friend offers an enduring message of love and self-esteem. Ages up to 3.
If Hugs Were Colors, I’d Send You a Rainbow! by Sandra Magsamen (Mar. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-68224-3). This ode to unending love features a soft plush rainbow. Ages 1–3.
Boo-Nicorns by Joan Holub, illus. by Allison Black (June 28, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-68148-2). Unicorns trick-or-treat across pages with touch-and-feel elements. Ages 2–4.
Chomp! Chomp! I’m a Shark! by Jo Lodge (May 3, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-79243-0). This book with sliding tabs offers an introduction to sharks. Ages 2–4.
Every Bunny Dance Now by Joan Holub, illus. by Allison Black (Feb. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-79500-4). Readers join in the bunny dance party, with touch-and-feel elements on every page. Ages 2–4.
The Wheels on the Bus by Sandra Magsamen (June 28, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-338-62920-0). As the bus drives all through the town, a plush bear finger puppet pokes through to become a character on every spread. Ages 2–4.
First Broom by Kallie George, illus. by Joelle Murray (June 28, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-80392-1). A little witch receives a special present for Halloween night—her first broom. Ages 3–5.
Bright Brown Baby by Andrea Pinkney, illus. by Brian Pinkney, picks up Peek-a-You! (Feb. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-67240-4), ages 1–3. Novelty board book line Let’s Play! by Magsamen launches with Let’s See! Farm Animals (May 3, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-83573-1), ages 2–4. There Was an Old Lady by Lucille Colandro, illus. by Jared Lee, serves up There Was an Old Scientist Who Swallowed a Dinosaur! (Apr. 5, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-338-66840-7), ages up to 3. Heart-Felt Books by Magsamen expands with You’re My Little Sweet Pea (Mar. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-68226-7), ages 2–4. And Magsamen’s Made with Love adds Say Please, Little Monster! (May 3, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-81613-6), ages 2–4.
Children of the Quicksands by Efua Traoré (July 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-78192-2). While on a quest to uncover her family’s past near her remote Nigerian village, 13-year-old Simi is pulled through quicksand into a parallel world. Ages 8–12.
Tamarind and the Star of Ishta by Jasbinder Bilan (Apr. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-76943-2). Tamarind is sent to India to stay with the family she has never met in their atmospheric ancestral home, where she unravels the mysteries of the house while searching for her own identity. Ages 8–12.
Every Line of You by Naomi Gibson (Mar. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-72658-9). In the face of overwhelming grief and bullying, tech-savvy Lydia pours all of herself into creating the perfect AI boyfriend. Ages 12 and up.
Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke delivers The Aurelia Curse (June 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-21555-7), ages 8–12. The House on Hoarder Hill by Mikki Lish and Kelly Ngai, builds with The Magician’s Map (May 3, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-66519-2), ages 8–12. And The Loop Trilogy by Ben Oliver concludes with The ARC (May 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-58936-8), ages 14 and up.
Freddy vs. School by Neill Cameron continues with The Rival (Mar. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-68690-6), ages 8–12.
The Aquanaut by Dan Santat (Mar. 1, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-545-49761-9). Sophia’s world is turned upside-down when an “aquanaut”—a band of goofy sea creatures—breaks into Aqualand, a marine theme park, to free the park’s
captive marine life. Ages 8–12.
Miss Quinces by Kat Fajardo (Apr. 5, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-53559-4). A trip to Honduras to visit relatives takes a turn for the worse when Sue’s mother announces that they’ll be having a surprise quinceañera for Sue, which is the last thing she wants. Ages 8–12.
Realm of the Blue Mist: A Graphic Novel by Amy Kim Kibuishi (Mar. 1, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-11513-0). Determined to learn what happened to her father, Tabby is unexpectedly led to Rema, a distant world of magic and beauty, to search for the truth in this kick-off to the Rema Chronicles. Ages 8–12.
Red Scare by Liam Francis Walsh (Apr. 5, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-16708-5). Peggy, a clever 11-year-old girl recovering from polio, must go against all odds to protect her family and town during the height of the Communist Red Scare. Ages 8–12.
Shuri and T’Challa: Into the Heartlands by Roseanne A. Brown, illus. by Dika Araújo et al. (Apr. 5, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-64805-8). Twelve-year-old Shuri and her big brother T’Challa set out to remove a curse from Wakanda in this original Black Panther graphic novel. Ages 8–12.
The Dragon Prince revs up with Bloodmoon Huntress by Nicole Andelfinger, illus. by Felia Hanakata (Apr. 5, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-76995-1), ages 8 and up.
Courage to Dream by Neal Shusterman, illus. by Andrés Vera Martínez (Apr. 5, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-545-31348-3). Five interlocking narratives woven from Jewish folklore and cultural history explore the Holocaust and the tradition of resistance. Ages 12 and up.
Sunshine by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (May 31, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-35631-1). This sequel to Hey, Kiddo follows the author’s experiences during high school as a counselor at Camp Sunshine, where he meets extraordinary kids facing extraordinary circumstances. Ages 12 and up.
Welcome to St. Hell by Lewis Hancox (July 26, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-82443-8) is an often humorous memoir about being a trans teen. Ages 14 and up.
Banana Fox stars in Banana Fox and the Gummy Monster Mess by James Kochalka (May 3, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-66054-8), ages 7–10. Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novels by Geronimo Stilton, illus. by Tom Angleberger, ramps up with Last Ride at Luna Park (May 3, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-72939-9), ages 7–10. New Graphix Chapters titles are Mimi and the Cutie Catastrophe by Shauna J. Grant (July 19, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-76666-0), launching a new series about a girl and her magical toy dog; Bug Scouts: Out in the Wild! by Mike Lowery (Apr. 5, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-72632-9), kicking off a series about young bugs enjoying scouting; and Squidding Around: Prank You Very Much by Kevin Sherry (Feb. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-75562-6), ages 7–10.
Mr. Wolf’s Class by Aron Nels Steinke welcomes Snow Day (Feb. 1, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-74675-4), ages 7–10. New to Sparks! by Ian Boothby, illus. by Nina Matsumoto, is Future Purrfect (Mar. 1, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-33993-2), ages 7–10. Cat Kid Comic Club expands with On Purpose by Dav Pilkey (Apr. 5, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-80194-1), ages 7 and up. Good-Bye Stacey, Good-Bye (Feb. 1, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-61604-0) joins Baby-Sitters Club Graphix by Ann M. Martin, illus. by Gabriela Epstein, ages 8–12. And I Survived Graphic Novels by Lauren Tarshis, illus. by Berat Pekmezci, issues I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies, 1967 (Apr. 5, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-76691-2), ages 8–12.
Five Nights at Freddy’s Graphic Novels offers The Fourth Closet by Scott Cawthon et al., adapted by Christopher Hastings (May 3, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-338-74117-9), ages 12–17. And Magical Boy by The Kao welcomes Magical Boy Vol. 2 (July 26, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-81592-4), ages 12 and up.
I Want to Be Mad for a While! by Barney Saltzberg (Apr. 5, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-338-66654-0). One little cat just wants to be mad... at least for a little while. Ages 3–5.
My Moms Love Me by Anna Membrino, illus. by Joy Hwang Ruiz (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-81196-4). Mommy and Mama share a perfect day with their little one. Ages 3–5.
I’ll Be Your Dog by P. Crumble, illus. by Sophie Hogarth (Apr. 5, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-78993-5), is a rhyming story about pet adoption. Ages 3–6.
Doña Esmeralda, Who Ate Everything by Melissa de la Cruz, illus. by Primo Gallanosa (July 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-75161-1), tells the tale of one very old, very stylish lady who loves to eat, but can only find the smelly leftovers of naughty children to nosh on. Ages 4–8.
Emi Isn’t Scared of Monsters by Alina Tysoe (June 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-75565-7). Emi and her puppy sidekick, Cookie, set a trap to catch a monster and are bravely hiding in wait under the covers. Ages 4–8.
Skater Cielo by Rachel Katstaller (July 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-75111-6). Cielo, a fierce skateboarder, finds that facing your fear of failing gives you the courage to persevere. Ages 4–8.
Sometimes I Grumblesquinch by Rachel Vail, illus. by Hyewon Yum (July 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-75116-1), explores the scariness of big feelings and overcoming the pressures to do everything just right. Ages 4–8.
Stand Up! Ten Mighty Women Who Made a Change by Brittney Cooper, illus. by Cathy Ann Johnson (Apr. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-76385-0), introduces 10 Black female figures who changed the world by fighting for what’s right. Ages 4–8.
Zero Zebras by Bruce Goldstone, illus. by Julien Chung (June 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-74224-4). Readers can explore the limitless possibilities of counting what is and isn’t on the page in this introduction to the concept of zero and infinity. Ages 4–8.
The Ocean Is Kind of a Big Deal by Nick Seluk (June 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-31465-6) explains the science behind the ocean: its plant and animal life, its contribution to the world, and what we can do every day to protect it. Ages 6–8.
K-Pop Revolution by Stephan Lee (Apr. 5, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-75113-0). When increasingly virulent online scandals threaten the future of her band YAS-Q—and it becomes painfully clear that her company S.A.Y. is as manipulative as ever—K-Pop star Candace realizes it’s not enough to use her voice alone. Ages 12 and up.
The Honeys by Ryan La Sala (May 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-74531-3). After Mars’s sister Caroline dies under horrific circumstances, he seeks out her old friends from the prestigious Aspen Conservancy Summer Academy: a group of girls dubbed the Honeys who Mars is certain are connected to Caroline’s death. Ages 14 and up.
Meet Me in Mumbai by Sabina Khan (July 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-74928-1). This novel in two acts—told 18 years apart—gives voice to both mother (Ayesha) and daughter (Mira) after an unplanned teen pregnancy leads Ayesha to place Mira up for adoption. Ages 14 and up.
The School of Life
Nature and Me: A Guide to the Joys and Excitements of the Outdoors, illus. by Tyla Mason (Feb. 8, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-912891-31-3), encourages readers to explore, enjoy, and benefit from the natural world around them. Ages 8–10.
Seven Stories/Triangle Square
The Summer of Diving by Sara Stridsberg, trans. by B.J. Woodstein, illus. by Sara Lundberg (June 14, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-64421-134-2), depicts a child’s experience of a parent suffering from depression. Ages 5–8.
You Know, Sex: Bodies, Gender, Puberty, and Other Things by Cory Silverberg and Fiona Smyth (Apr. 12, $29.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64421-080-2) grounds sex education in social justice, covering not only the big three of puberty—hormones, reproduction, and development—but also power,
pleasure, and how to be a decent human being. Ages 10–14.
Socrates: A Life Worth Living by Devra Lehmann (Apr. 12, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-64421-136-6) traces the life and ideas of one of Western civilization’s founding philosophers. Ages 13–17.
They Said No, a new series of biographies, launches with No to Despair: Mordechai Anielewicz by Rachel Hausfater, trans. by Alison L. Strayer (May 3, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-64421-132-8),
and No to Fear: Anna Politkovskaya by Dominique Conil, trans. by Strayer (May 3, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-64421-130-4), ages 10–14.
The Legend of the Dream Giants by Dustin Hansen (Mar. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62972-986-2). An orphaned giant is in search of just one person he can call friend in this prose-graphic novel hybrid. Ages 8–12.
The Rent Collector by Camron Wright (Apr. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62972-985-5). In a tale based on true events, Sang Ly, who lives at Cambodia’s city dump where she scavenges for her family, finds a discarded children’s book that saves her. Ages 8–12.
Trusting True North by Gina Linko (Apr. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62972-991-6). During a virus outbreak, True North Vincent feels lost and uneasy after the border is closed, her mother can’t return home from Canada, and her nurse father becomes ill. Ages 8–12.
I Am Quiet: A Story for the Introvert in All of Us by Andie Powers, illus. by Betsy Petersen (Apr. 12, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61180-984-8). Emile may seem timid on the outside, but on the inside he is bustling with imagination. Ages 3–7.
The Monster Parade: A Book About Feeling All Your Feelings and Then Watching Them Go by Wendy O’Leary, illus. by Noémie Gionet Landry (Feb. 22, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61180-922-0), helps children deal with difficult emotions by imagining them as playful monsters in a parade. Ages 3–7.
I Am Thinking My Life by Allysun Atwater, illus. by Stevie Lewis (Feb. 15, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61180-897-1). A girl discovers the relationship between her thoughts, actions, and her place in the world. Ages 4–7.
Sophie Learns to Be Brave by Joan Halifax (Mar. 29, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61180-895-7) Sophie and a sweet old dog cross paths in the midst of a storm and help each other through their fears. Ages 4–8.
The Warrior’s Code: And How I Live It Every Day (A Kids Guide to Love, Respect, Care, Responsibility, Honor, and Peace) by Kate Hobbs, illus. by Savannah Allen (Mar. 22, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61180-835-3), distills the ethics of traditional martial arts into a simple message that kids can understand. Ages 4–8.
I Moo! What Do You Do? by Kate Lockwood, illus. by Addy Rivera (Feb. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64517-874-3). This barn-shaped animal book features peek-through die-cuts and a surprise mirror at the end. Ages up to 2.
Soft Like a Bunny by Courtney Acampora, illus. by Dubravka Kolanovi´c (Feb. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68412-179-3), follows soft and cuddly baby animals through their day via touch-and-feel pages. Ages up to 2.
Lou Gets a Clue by Lori Houran, illus. by Edward Miller (Feb. 22, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64517-876-7). Readers help intrepid explorer Lou find a special missing object that turns out to be a lost tooth. Ages 4–7.
First Felt Flaps gains Dinosaurs! by Georgie Taylor (Mar. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64517-886-6), ages up to 2. My First Wheel Books rolls along with Farm by Patricia Hegarty, illus. by Fiona Powers (Apr. 5, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6672-0012-5) and Things That Go by Hegarty, illus. by Fiona Lenthall (Mar. 8, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6672-0011-8), ages up to 2. Joining You’re My Little is You’re My Little Sunshine, illus. by Natalie Marshall (Feb. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64517-885-9), ages up to 2. Silly Spines greets My Little Unicorn (Feb. 15, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64517-882-8), ages 3–5. And Animal Planet All-Star Readers grows with I Am Machli, Queen of the Tigers, Level 2 by Brenda Scott Royce (Feb. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64517-937-5), ages 6–8.
Simon & Schuster
Acorn Was a Little Wild by Jen Arena, illus. by Jessica Gibson (Mar. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8315-6),
follows an adventurous acorn as he’s buried by a squirrel and undergoes a transformation. Ages 4–8.
The Book That Did Not Want to Be Read by David Sundin (Feb. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-6659-1081-1). A picture book will do anything in its power to stay unread in this interactive, silly story. Ages 4–8.
Eggasaurus by Jennifer Wagh, illus. by Hallie Bateman (Apr. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5006-6). A boy who orders a dinosaur egg ends up with way more than he—or his father—bargained for. Ages 4–8.
I Love My Body Because by Shelly Anand and Nomi Ellenson, illus. by Erika Medina (June 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9495-4), encourages young readers to celebrate their physical differences and take care of themselves. Ages 4–8.
Lizzy and the Cloud by Terry and Eric Fan (May 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8317-0). Lizzy cares for her pet cloud as it grows. Ages 4–8.
The Monster in the Bathhouse by Sina Merabian (Feb. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9682-8). In a lively Iranian bathhouse the day before the Persian New Year, three boys encounter something unexpected. Ages 4–8.
The New Rooster by Rilla Alexander (July 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9345-2). Rooster has come a long way for his new job in a new country, but finds he has trouble communicating with the locals. Ages 4–8.
Perfectly Pegasus by Jessie Sima (Mar. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9717-7). A lonely pegasus looks for the perfect friend in this companion to Not Quite Narwhal! Ages 4–8.
Stella, Star Explorer by Kelly Leigh Miller (May 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9767-2). Stella builds herself a rocket ship and blasts off into space with her dog Luna, where new alien friends show them around the galaxy. Ages 4–8.
Swim, Jim! by Kaz Windness (May 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8343-9). Jim the crocodile finds the courage to face his fear of swimming. Ages 4–8.
All Four Quarters of the Moon by Shirley Marr (July 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8886-1). Chinese mythology and a little world made completely of paper feature in this novel about love and resilience. Ages 8–12.
Best Friends, Bikinis, and Other Summer Catastrophes by Kristi Wientge (May 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8502-0) explores the ups and down of best friends, crushes, and
backyard projects during a summer filled with changes. Ages 8–12.
Lumberjackula by Mat Heagerty, illus. by Sam Owen (July 19, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8257-9). A half-vampire, half-lumberjack boy feels torn between his parents’ wishes for him and his dream of being a dancer. Ages 8–12.
Meet Me Halfway by Anika Fajardo (May 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9590-6). When new classmates Mattie and Mercedes realize they have the same father, the two team up in a Parent Trap-inspired misadventure to meet him for the first time. Ages 8–12.
New from Here by Kelly Yang (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8830-4). An Asian American boy fights to keep his family together and stand up to racism during the initial outbreak of Covid-19. Ages 8–12.
The Sisters of Luna Island by Stacy Hackney (Apr. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8869-4). Twelve-year-old witch Marigold must break a centuries-old curse or risk losing her beloved sisters. Ages 8–12.
Smart by Amy E. Herman with Heather Maclean (June 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-6659-0121-5). This interactive book aims to teach young readers how to think critically and creatively. Ages 9–13.
The Code Breaker (young readers ed.) by Walter Isaacson, adapted by Sarah Durand (Apr. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-6659-1066-8), offers a history of our third scientific revolution: CRISPR, gene editing, and the quest to understand the code of life itself. Ages 10 and up.
Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter (July 26, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-6763-7). Hopelessly romantic Liz and her cute yet obnoxious neighbor Wes scheme to get Liz noticed by her untouchable crush. Ages 12–17.
Blaine for the Win by Robbie Couch (Apr. 12, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9746-7). After being dumped so that his boyfriend can pursue more “serious” guys, a teen boy decides to prove he can be serious, too, by running for senior class president. Ages 12 and up.
Love Radio by Ebony LaDelle (May 31, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-6659-0815-3). A self-professed teen love doctor with a popular radio segment believes he can get a girl who hates all things romance to fall in love with him in only three dates. Ages 12 and up.
Postcards from Summer by Cynthia Platt (May 31, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7440-6). Seventeen-year-old Lexi travels to her late mother’s majestic summertime home to learn of the romance—and the tragedy—that changed her life forever. Ages 12 and up.
Always Jane by Jenn Bennett (Mar. 29, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8232-6). A chauffeur’s daughter finds herself in the middle of a love triangle with the sons of her boss’s wealthy next-door neighbors. Ages 14 and up.
Exactly Where You Need to Be by Amelia Diane Coombs (June 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9354-4). After high school graduation, Florie jumps at her last chance to have an epic summer with her best friend before everything changes. Ages 14 and up.
Howl by Shaun David Hutchinson (Feb. 15, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7092-7). No one in Merritt believes new kid Virgil when he stumbles into the town center, visibly beaten, saying he’s been attacked by a monster. Ages 14 and up.
See You Yesterday by Rachel Lynn Solomon (May 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-6659-0192-5). Barrett is forced to relive her disastrous first day of college—only to discover that her archnemesis is stuck in the time loop with her. Ages 14 and up.
She Gets the Girl by Rachael Lippincott and Alyson Derrick (Apr. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9379-7). Alex volunteers to help Molly learn how to get her dream girl to fall for her, so Alex can prove to her ex that she’s not a selfish flirt. Ages 14 and up.
Summer’s Edge by Dana Mele (May 31, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9311-7). An estranged group of friends is being haunted by their friend who died the
previous summer. Ages 14 and up.
This Is Why They Hate Us by Aaron H. Aceves (Mar. 29, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8565-5). High school senior Enrique has one goal this summer—get over his crush on Saleem by pursuing other romantic prospects. Ages 14 and up.
Amy Wu is in the spotlight with Amy Wu and the Warm Welcome by Kat Zhang, illus. by Charlene Chua (May 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9735-1), ages 4–8. Once Upon a Tim by Stuart Gibbs, illus. by Stacy Curtis (Mar. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9925-6), about a peasant boy who wants to be a knight, launches the Once upon a Tim series, ages 7–10. Barb the Last Berzerker by Dan Abdo and Jason Patterson builds with Barb and the Ghost Blade (May 31, $13.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-8574-7), ages 8–12. H.I.V.E. by Mark Walden ends with Bloodline (July 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-9473-2), ages 8–12. Skandar by A.F. Steadman, feautring a boy who dreams of riding a deadly unicorn, debuts with Skandar and the Unicorn Thief (May 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-6659-1273-0), ages 8–12. Spy School by Stuart Gibbs, illus. by Anjan Sarkar, greets Spy School the Graphic Novel (Feb. 1, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-5542-9), ages 8–12. Charlie Thorne returns in Charlie Thorne and the Curse of Cleopatra by Stuart Gibbs (June 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9934-8), ages 10 and up.
The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman gains Genesis Wars (Apr. 19, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5654-9), ages 12 and up. Field Party by Abbi Glines keeps the tailgate going with Game Changer (Mar. 15, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3093-8), ages 14 and up. And Shine by Jessica Jung sparkles on with Bright (May 10, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6254-0), ages 14 and up.
A Family Is... by Lisa Thiesing (Mar. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6574-9) celebrates all the different kinds of families and the joy of having one. Ages 4–8.
Piglet Comes Home by Melissa Shapiro, illus. by Ellie Snowdon (June 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9018-5). Real-life Instagram sensation Piglet the Pink Puppy inspired this book about the deaf and blind pup finding his forever home. Ages 4–8.
Etta Invincible by Reese Eschmann (July 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6837-5). A girl with hearing loss and a boy adjusting to life in a new country connect through their love of comics and get entangled in their own fantastical adventure. Ages 8–12.
Grounded for All Eternity by Darcy Marks (July 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8336-1). Mal and his friends in hell slip through the veil and land in the middle of Salem, Mass., on Halloween night. Ages 8–12.
Repairing the World by Linda Epstein (July 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9855-6). A girl grapples with her grief over a tragic loss with the help of a new perspective from Hebrew school and supportive new friends. Ages 8–12.
Sir Fig Newton and the Science of Persistence by Sonja Thomas (Mar. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8492-4). Twelve-year-old Mira must rely on her ingenuity and scientific know-how to save her beloved cat. Ages 8–12.
The Dinosaur That adds The Dinosaur That Pooped a Princess! by Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter, illus. by Garry Parsons (May 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8954-7), ages 4–8. Joining Quix are The Adventures of Allie and Amy: Costume Parade by Stephanie Calmenson and Joanna Cole, illus. by James Burks (July 19, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-5259-6), Elf Academy: Reindeer Games by Alan Katz, illus. by Sernur Isik (Feb. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-6791-0), Fort Builders Inc.: Tree House Station by Dee Romito, illus. by Marta Kissi (Feb. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-5247-3), Geeger the Robot: Party Pal by Jarrett Lerner, illus. by Serge Seidlitz (Feb. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8025-4), Harvey Hammer: New Shark in Town by Davy Ocean, illus. by Aaron Blecha (May 3, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-5511-5), a new Shark School series spin-off; Little Goddess Girls: Athena & the Mermaid’s Pearl (Feb. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-0404-9) and Little Goddess Girls: Persephone & the Unicorn’s Ruby (May 3, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-0407-0), both by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams, illus. by Yuyi Chen; Pet Pals: Luna’s Obedience School by Allison Gutknechl, illus. by Anja Grote (Feb. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7401-7), Private Eye: Lost Lost-and-Found Case: Mack Rhino by Paul DuBois Jacobs and Jennifer Swender, illus. by Karl West (May 3, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7999-9), and Royal Sweets: Save the Unicorns by Helen Perelman, illus. by Olivia Chin Mueller (May 3, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-5508-5), ages 5–8.
Adventures in Fosterland by Hannah Shaw, illus. by Bev Johnson, following kittens and other baby animals in Fosterland, debuts with Emmett and Jez (June 7, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-0118-5) and Super Spinach (June 7, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-0124-6), ages 6–9. Astrid the Astronaut by Rie Neal, illus. by Talitha Shipman, blasts off with Astronomically Grand Plan (June 14, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8147-3) and Unlucky Launch (June 14, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8150-3), ages 6–9. And Catalina Incognito arrives on the scene with Catalina Incognito (Mar. 8, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8278-4) and New Friend Fix (Mar. 8, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8306-4) and Off-Key (July 26, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8309-5) by Jennifer Torres, illus. by Gladys Jose, ages 6–9.
Mindy Kim returns in Mindy Kim and the Fairy-Tale Wedding (Apr. 5, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8900-4) and Mindy Kim Makes a Splash! (July 5, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8903-5) by Lyla Lee, illus. by Dung Ho, ages 6–9. Princess Evie takes center stage for The Rainbow Foal by Sarah Kilbride, illus. by Sophie Tilley (Mar. 15, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7633-2), ages 6–9. Tim Possible by Axel Maisy, about the adventures of two best friends and a time-traveling T-rex, begins with Tim Possible & the Time-Traveling T. Rex (July 26, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9269-1), ages 6–9. And Unicorn University by Daisy Sunshine, illus. by Monique Dong, expands with Sapphire’s Summer Disguise (June 7, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-0100-0) and Twilight’s Grand Finale (Feb. 15, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-0097-3), ages 6–9.
The Invincible Girls Club by Rachele Alpine and Stephanie Jones, illus. by Addy Rivera Sonda, issues Quilting a Legacy (July 26, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-2138-1), ages 7–10. Joining Junior Monster Scouts by Joe McGee, illus. by Ethan Long, is Trash Heap of Terror (Apr. 19, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8742-0), ages 7–10. Kicking off Life in the Doghouse by Danny Robertshaw et al., illus. by Laura Catrinella, inspired by real dogs from Danny & Ron’s Rescue, are Elmer and the Talent Show (Feb. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8261-6), Millie, Daisy, and the Scary Storm (July 12, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8268-5) and Moose and the Smelly Sneakers (Feb. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8264-7), ages 7–10. And Night Frights by Joe McGee, illus. by Teo Skaffa, gains
Not-So-Itsy-Bitsy Spider (Feb. 22, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8094-0), ages 7–10.
The Pug Who Wanted to Be by Bella Swift picks up The Pug Who Wanted to Be a Bunny (Feb. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8684-3), The Pug Who Wanted to Be a Mermaid (Apr. 26, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8687-4), and The Pug Who Wanted to Be a Pumpkin (July 19, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8690-4), ages 7–10. And Witches of Peculiar by Luna Graves, about twin witch sisters who don’t yet have a grip on their magic, makes its maiden flight with Double, Double, Twins and Trouble (July 19, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-1426-0) and Thriller Night (July 19, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-1427-7), ages 7–10.
City Spies by James Ponti continues with Forbidden City (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7921-0), ages 8–12. Dungeoneer Adventures by Ben Costa and James Parks, following the only human student at a fantastical academy for explorers, starts up with Lost in the Mushroom Maze (May 31, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-6659-1069-9), ages 8–12. Launching Far Flung Falls by Erik Jon Slangerup, a sci-fi adventure set in 1980s Ohio, is Molly and the Machine (June 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9799-3), ages 8–12. And Fearless by Mandy Gonzalez builds with Boulevard of Dreams (Apr. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6898-6), ages 8–12.
Goddess Girls Graphic Novel and Heroes in Training Graphic Novel, both created by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams, adapted by David Campiti, grow with Aphrodite the Beauty (June 14, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7392-8 and Hades and the Helm of Darkness (June 14, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8120-6), ages 8–12. The Islanders by Mary Alice Monroe with Angela May presents Search for Treasure (June 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2730-3), ages 8–12. And Lia Park, who ventures to the undersea kingdom of the Dragon King in Korea to save her parents, debuts in Lia Park and the Missing Jewel by Jenna Yoon (June 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8793-2), ages 8–12.
Twisted fairy tale trilogy Once upon Another Time by James Riley begins with Once upon Another Time (Apr. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2587-3), ages 8–12. Sort of Super by Eric Gapstu, about a boy struggling with new superpowers, launches with Sort of Super (Mar. 22, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8028-5), ages 8–12. Strangeworlds Travel Agency by L.D. Lapinski greets The Secrets of the Stormforest (June 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8357-6), ages 8–12. New to Tom Swift Inventors’ Academy by Victor Appleton, illus. by Kevin Keele, is Depth Perception (Mar. 15, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-1086-6), ages 8–12. And Unraveled, following a girl whose family’s secret magical history makes her a target of vindictive princesses, kicks off with Princess Revolt by Cathy O’Neill (Mar. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9774-0), ages 8–12.
The Beast and the Bethany offers Revenge of the Beast by Jack Meggitt-Phillips, illus. by Isabelle Follath (Mar. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7892-3), ages 9–13. The F.A.R.T. Diaries by Peter Bakalian, in which the discovery of a top-secret parenting manual pits kids against grownups, arrives with F.A.R.T. (May 3, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3619-0), ages 9–13. Secret of the Storm, starring a lonely girl who befriends a kitten that is much more than he appears, debuts with Secret of the Storm by Beth McMullen (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8285-2), ages 9–13. Sea of Always (Apr. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8024-6) joins Thirteen Witches by Jodi Lynn Anderson, ages 9–13. The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands ramps up with Raven’s Revenge (June 28, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8459-7), ages 10–14. And Celia Cleary by Scott Reintgen, about a girl with the gift of foresight, begins with The Problem with Prophecies (May 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-6659-0357-8), ages 10–14.
Also due are additions to the following series: Hardy Boys Clue Book, Mermaid Tales, and Nancy Drew Clue Book.
All Cats Welcome by Susin Nielsen, illus. by Vivian Mineker (May 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7697-4). Two cats discover they don’t need to share a language to become friends. Ages 4–8.
Harriet’s Ruffled Feathers by Joy McCullough, illus. by Romina Galotta (Mar. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8676-8), introduces the woman whose love of fashion led her to start a conservation movement and found the Massachusetts Audubon Society in 1896. Ages 4–8.
I Want to Be a Vase by Julio Torres, illus. by Julian Glander (June 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9390-2). Plucky Plunger wishes to defy his shape and become a beautiful vase in this look at the dreams of household objects. Ages 4–8.
Mardi Gras Almost Didn’t Come This Year by Kathy Z. Price, illus. by Carl Joe Williams (Feb. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4425-6). A family finds hope and healing in a Mardi Gras celebration after Hurricane Katrina. Ages 4–8.
The Problem with Pajamas by Lauren Stohler (Feb. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9343-8). Cody launches a campaign against uncomfortable PJs. Ages 4–8.
Some Questions About Trees by Toni Yuly (Mar. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8915-8). A girl explores the natural world, asking questions big and small. Ages 4–8.
Something Beautiful by Lita Judge (June 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8513-6). A trio of animal pals discover the beauty in making new friends. Ages 4–8.
Sylvie by Jean Reidy, illus. by Lucy Ruth Cummins (May 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6348-6). Sylvie the spider takes a big risk to bring together the people she watches over in her apartment building. Ages 4–8.
Time to Fly by George Ella Lyon, illus. by Stephanie Fizer Coleman (July 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7410-9). Baby Bird learns to overcome his fear of leaving the nest. Ages 4–8.
Lies I Tell Myself by Beth Vrabel (June 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-6659-0088-1). In this sequel to To Tell You the Truth, Raymond has a life-changing summer when he’s sent to Maine to stay with the grandparents he’s never met. Ages 8–12.
Not Starring Zadie Louise by Joy McCullough (June 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9623-1). Zadie is determined to spend the summer helping at the community theater—but things go comically awry. Ages 8 and up.
The Clackity by Lora Senf (June 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-6659-0267-0). Evie must enter a world of ghosts, witches, and monsters to play a game with deadly consequences and rescue her aunt. Ages 10–12.
The Mirrorwood by Deva Fagan (Apr. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9714-6). A girl without a face battles a deadly enchanted forest and learns the truth behind her world’s fairy tales. Ages 10–12.
Isla to Island by Alexis Castellanos (Mar. 15, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-6923-5). This wordless graphic novel follows a girl in the 1960s who immigrates from Cuba to the U.S. and must redefine what home means to her. Ages 10 and up.
The Summer of June by Jamie Sumner (May 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8602-7). Twelve-year-old June sets out to overcome her anxiety over the course of one life-altering summer. Ages 10 and up.
Rima’s Rebellion by Margarita Engle (Feb. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8693-5) tells the story of Rima, who falls in love for the first time while finding the courage to protest for women’s right to vote in 1920s Cuba. Ages 12 and up.
Forest Hills Bootleg Society by Dave Baker and Nicole Goux (July 26, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-6948-8)
follows four teens in 2005 who stumble into an illicit anime DVD-burning
business that shakes up their conservative small town—and their friendship. Ages 14 and up.
Take a Breath by Sujean Rim (Apr. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9253-0). An anxious baby bird who fears he’ll never learn to fly gets a lesson in mindfulness. Ages 4–8.
Hazard by Frances O’Roark Dowell (May 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-2466-0). A kid filled with rage, who is kicked off the football team for unsportsmanlike conduct, and his father, newly home from the war in Afghanistan, reckon with the injuries they’ve caused to others and themselves in this novel in verse. Ages 9–13.
We Are Wolves by Katrina Nannestad (Mar. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-6659-0422-3) centers on three of the Wolfskinder, German children left to fend for themselves in the final days of World War II. Ages 10–14.
My Name Is Jason. Mine Too. by Jason Reynolds and Jason Griffin (June 28, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7822-0) is a new edition of this visual autobiography of two best friends—Black author Reynolds and white painter Griffin—as they move to New York City to make their dreams come true. Ages 12 and up.
Wrecked by Heather Henson (Mar. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-5105-6) shines a light on three teens, caught in the middle of the opioid crisis in rural Appalachia, whose world literally blows up around them. Ages 12 and up.
Trigger by N. Griffin (Mar. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8717-8). Didi’s abusive father teaches her the finer points of chess and the skills of hunting for his own sinister ends. Ages 14 and up.
First Morning Su by Aimee Reid, illus. by Jing Jing Tsong (May 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3884-2)
celebrates all the wonderful firsts in a child’s life. Ages up to 8.
The Great Zapfino by Mac Barnett, illus. by Marla Frazee (Apr. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1154-8). Runaway circus performer the Great Zapfino learns to face his fears and follow his heart. Ages up to 8.
Here We Come! by Janna Matthies, illus. by Christine Davenier (Mar. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1787-8). A cast of human and animal friends join in a musical parade. Ages up to 8.
Home Is Where the Birds Sing by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Katie Harnett (May 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4957-2), is an ode to the universal feeling of being at home, in all kinds of homes—and all kinds of families. Ages up to 8.
When You Take a Step by Bethanie Deeney Murguia (May 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7367-6) looks at how mindfulness, peace, or change could be just around the corner. Ages up to 8.
Wondering Around by Meg Fleming, illus. by Richard Jones (May 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4935-0), reveals the creativity and curiosity that come from exploring the outdoors. Ages up to 8.
Would You Come Too? by Liz Garton Scanlon, illus. by Diana Sudyka (Apr. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5206-0), invites readers to grab some friends, fire up their imaginations, and immerse themselves in nature. Ages up to 8.
Zoobilations! by Douglas Florian (Mar. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6590-9) features pun-filled poetry spotlighting the animal kingdom. Ages up to 8.
Happy Sloth Day! by April Pulley Sayre with Jeff Sayre (Mar. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5373-9). This photographic nonfiction picture book offers a sloth’s-eye view of the world. Ages 3–8.
Gooseberry Park welcomes A Kitten in Gooseberry Park by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Arthur Howard (Mar. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9450-3), ages 8–12.
123 Zoom (Apr. 5, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6659-0301-1) and ABC Roar (June 28, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6659-0302-8) by Chieu Anh Urban are two novelty early-concept books. Ages 1–4.
The Big Scream by Kirsti Call, illus. byDenis Angelov (June 28, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6659-0739-2), teaches readers how to pause, breathe in, and calm down when an ugly bad mood turns into one Big Scream. Ages 1–5.
Hooray for Sunny Days! by Susan Kantor, illus. by Katya Longhi (May 10, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6659-1241-9). Woodland friends enjoy the best things about summer. Ages 1–5.
Into the Sand Castle by Cindy Jin, illus. by Allison Black (May 3, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6659-1756-8). Readers open the doors of this castle-shaped lift-the-flap book to find out what ocean critters are living inside. Ages 1–5.
Super Mom by Cindy Jin, illus. by Jenin Mohammed (Mar. 8, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6659-1333-1). Super Mom has super-secret and special powers. Ages 1–5.
VIP by Cindy Jin, illus. by Ella Bailey (June 28, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6659-1757-5), highlights all the ways young readers can become a “Very Important Preschooler.” Ages 1–5.
What’s Inside the Easter Egg? by Cindy Jin, illus. by Fiona Dulieu (Feb. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6659-0570-1). Readers search for the Easter bunny in this interactive lift-the-flap board book that’s shaped like an Easter egg. Ages 1–5.
Whose Nest Is Best? by Heidi E.Y. Stemple, illus. by Gareth Lucas (May 3, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6659-1708-7). Lift-the-flaps reveal which bird belongs in each unique nest. Ages 1–5.
Adventure Awaits by Henry Cole (May 10, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6659-0290-8) tells the story of a dog and a cat whose adventures bring them together. Ages 1 and up.
Bloom by Ruth Forman, illus. by Taylia Skyles (Apr. 26, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6659-0303-5), delivers an ode to African American girls where each is as unique and beautiful as a blossoming flower. Ages 1 and up.
I Want That! by Hannah Eliot, illus. by Ana Sanfelippo (Apr. 19, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6659-1199-3). Readers spin the turn wheel on each page to guess what the baby wants when playful, hungry, or tired. Ages 1 and up.
I’m a Little Pumpkin by Hannah Eliot, illus. by Anna Daviscourt (June 21, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6659-1593-9), gives “I’m a Little Teapot” an autumnal twist. Ages 1 and up.
The Monsters on the Broom by Annemarie Riley Guertin, illus. by Shauna Lynn Panczyszyn (July 19, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6659-1146-7), offers a Halloween version of “The Wheels on the Bus.” Ages 1 and up.
Truck or Treat by Hannah Eliot, illus. by Jen Taylor (July 19, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6659-1597-7). All the trucks from the construction site dress up for Halloween. Ages 1 and up.
One Busy Bunny by Robie Rogge, illus. by August Ro (Feb. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6659-0376-9). As Bunny hops along, he shares a basket full of Easter eggs with all his springtime friends. Ages 2–4.
Wake Up, Freight Train! by Danna Smith, illus. by Jon Andersen (Mar. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-9251-6). This train-shaped board book introduces each car of a freight train. Ages 2–4.
Big Stuff Planes, Rockets, Spacecraft! by Joan Holub (May 17, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6659-1787-2), launches a line of board books about the science behind everyday things. Ages 3–5.
Dear Zoo & Friends by Rod Campbell adds Look After Us (Feb. 8, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6659-1418-5), ages 1–4. Twinkle turns up in Twinkle Makes a Wish by Katharine Holabird, illus. by Sarah Warburton (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2921-5), ages 3–7. Arcade World by Nate Bitt rolls out Earth to Aliens (July 26, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-0473-5), and Robot Battle (May 17, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-0470-4), ages 5–9. The DATA Set delivers S.O.S. from Outer Space by Ada Hopper, illus. by Rafael Kirschner (Mar. 29, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-0296-0), ages 5–9. And Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol gains Bubble Gum Blob by Andres Miedoso, illus. by Victor Rivas (Apr. 19, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-1405-5) and Mermaid You Look (July 19, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-1408-6), ages 5–9.
Dragon Kingdom of Wrenly continues with Cinder’s Flame by Jordan Quinn (May 3, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-0455-1), ages 5–9. Good Dog by Cam Higgins, illus. by Ariel Landy, greets Barnyard Buddies (Feb. 8, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-0588-6) and Puppy Luck (May 31, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-0591-6), ages 5–9. And Henry Heckelbeck returns in Henry Heckelbeck Is Out of This World by Wanda Coven, illus. by Priscilla Burris (July 5, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-1140-5), ages 5–9.
Flower Power by Melody Mews, illus. by Ellen Stubbings (Feb. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-1200-6) is a new Itty Bitty Princess Kitty title, ages 5–9. The Not-So-Tiny Tales of Simon Seahorse by Cora Reef, illus. by Jake McDonald, swims along with Into the Kelp Forest (July 5, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-1213-6) and Summer School of Fish (May 3, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-1210-5), ages 5–9. And Pup Detectives by Felix Gumpaw offers Big Bad Woof (June 7, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-1219-8), ages 5–9.
Also due are additions, in various formats, to the following series: Angelina Ballerina, Captain Awesome, and Critter Club.
The Tale of the Whale by Karen Swann, illus. by Padmacandra (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9394-0). A child joins a friendly whale for a magical journey of discovery. Ages 4–8.
Field Guide to the Supernatural Universe by Alyson Noël (Mar. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9823-5). Max must go on a quest to find an enchanted book that will help him defeat an unearthly nemesis. Ages 8–12.
Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun by Tolá Okogwu (June 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-6659-1261-7). In this series-starter, when British-Nigerian Onyeka learns that her hair has psychokinetic powers, she is sent to a special school in Nigeria for superpower training. Ages 8–12.
Osmo Unknown and the Eightpenny Woods by Catherynne M. Valente (Apr. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7699-7). Osmo travels into the magical realm of the dead in order to fulfill a bargain for his people. Ages 8–12.
Out of Range by Heidi Lang (June 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-6659-0334-9). Three warring sisters find themselves lost in the wilderness and must learn to trust each other if they want to survive. Ages 8–12.
Zachary Ying and the Dragon Emperor by Xiran Jay Zhao (May 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-6659-0070-6) launches the Zachary Ying series,
following a boy as he journeys across China to seal the underworld and save the mortal realm. Ages 8–12.
Gone Dark by Amanda Panitch (Apr. 12, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6631-9). Seventeen-year-old Zara leads her friends on an epic journey to the safety of her estranged father’s survivalist compound after a mass power failure leaves the country in chaos. Ages 12 and up.
Sofi and the Bone Song by Adrienne Tooley (Apr. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8436-8). A young musician sets out to expose her rival for illegal use of magic, only to discover that the deception goes deeper than she could have imagined. Ages 12 and up.
All the Right Reasons by Bethany Mangle (Feb. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9903-4). Cara joins her mother on a reality dating show for single parents—only to fall for a contestant’s son. Ages 14 and up.
Bad Things Happen Here by Rebecca Barrow (June 28, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9743-6) is a mystery about an island town with a history of unsolved deaths—and a girl desperate to uncover the truth behind it all. Ages 14 and up.
Moon Dark Smile by Tessa Gratton (June 21, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9815-0). The fate of an Empire lies with a headstrong heir and a restless demon. Ages 14 and up.
So This Is Ever After by F.T. Lukens (Mar. 29, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9686-6). Arek has won the kingdom but has to get married to keep it... and to stay alive. Ages 14 and up.
Those Summer Nights by Laura Silverman (June 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8839-7). After recovering from a life-changing injury, Hannah must navigate a new summer job, an ex-best friend, and two surprisingly attractive coworkers. Ages 14 and up.
Very Bad People by Kit Frick (Apr. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4973-2). Calliope’s search for answers about her mother’s mysterious death leads to a powerful secret society at her new boarding school—and a dangerous game of revenge. Ages 14 and up.
Cranky Chicken by Katherine Battersby clucks along with Party Animals (June 7, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-7021-7), ages 6–9. Fabien Cousteau Expeditions ramps up with Hawai’i Sea Turtle Rescue by Fabien Cousteau and James O. Fraioli, illus. by Joe St. Pierre (Mar. 15, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-2096-0), ages 8–12. Wilderlore by Amanda Foody rolls out with Weeping Tide (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7759-9), ages 8–12. Joining the Hollow Star Saga by Ashley Shuttleworth, illus. by Mélanie Delon, is Cruel and Fated Light (May 24, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5370-8), ages 14 and up. The Legendborn Cycle by Tracy Deonn
welcomes Bloodmarked (July 26, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4163-7), ages 14 and up. And Wakers by Orson Scott Card (Feb. 22, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9619-3) begins the Side Step Trilogy about a teen who wakes up on an abandoned Earth to discover that he’s a clone, ages 14 and up.
Impossible Moon by Breanna J. McDaniel, illus. by Tonya Engel (June 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7897-8). A girl undertakes an impossible trip to the moon, makes friends with the stars, and brings back something priceless. Ages 4–8.
Stella Keeps the Sun Up by Clothilde Ewing, illus. by Lynn Gaines (Mar. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8785-7). Stella schemes to keep the sun up in the sky so she never has to go to bed. Ages 4–8.
Turning by Joy L. Smith (Mar. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9582-1). In this YA debut, a former aspiring ballerina must confront her past in order to move forward from a devastating fall that leaves her without the use of her legs. Ages 12 and up.
Abdul’s Story by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow, illus. by Tiffany Rose (Mar. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6298-4). A boy who loves storytelling but struggles with writing learns that it’s okay to make mistakes. Ages 4–8.
The Katha Chest by Radhiah Chowdhury, illus. by Lavanya Naidu (Feb. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-6659-0390-5). Asiya learns about her family history through the quilts in her grandmother’s katha chest. Ages 4–8.
Queen of the Tiles by Hanna Alkaf (Apr. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9455-8). In the world of competitive Scrabble, a teen girl is forced to investigate the mysterious death of her best friend when her Instagram is reactivated with cryptic posts and messages. Ages 12 and up.
Zara’s Rules by Hena Khan, illus. by Wastana Haikal, starring a Muslim girl who organizes activities for her neighborhood pals, launches with Zara’s Rules for Record-Breaking Fun (Apr. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9759-7; $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-9952-2), ages 7–10.
CoComelon continues with I Like My Name by Natalie Shaw (May 3, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-1396-6), What Makes Me Happy by Maria Le (May 3, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-1430-7), and Pumpkin Patch Halloween! (July 19, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6659-1324-9) by Patty Michaels, ages up to 5. Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood grows with 100 Things That Make Me Happy! by Ximena Hastings, illus. by Jason Fruchter (May 3, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6659-1335-5), ages 2–5; and Sharing Joy in the Neighborhood by Alexandra Cassel Schwartz, illus. by Jason Fruchter (May 3, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-1285-3), ages 3–7. And Ready-to-Go! Ready to Read adds Pig Makes Art by Laura Gehl, illus. by Fred Blunt (May 3, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-9952-2), ages 3–5.
Joining Pre-Level 1 Ready-to-Read are Captain Cat Goes to Mars by Emma J. Virjan (May 3, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-9573-9) and Shark Chums: Can Clam Go? by Adam Lehrhaupt, illus. by Pauline Gregory (May 3, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-0796-5), ages 3–5. Peanuts reveals Hug a Tree Snoopy by Charles M. Schulz, adapted by Tina Gallo, illus. by Robert Pope (Mar. 15, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-9293-6), ages 3–7. PJ Masks takes on Monster of the Deep! by Maggie Testa (May 3, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-1337-9), ages 3–7. And Donkey Hodie rides on with Party on Planet Purple by May Nakamura (May 3, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-1342-3), ages 3–7; and Good Dog School by Tina Gallo (June 28, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-1169-6), ages 4–6.
New Level 1 Ready-to-Read additions are Flamingo Bingo by Heidi E.Y. Stemple, illus. by Aaron Spurgeon (May 3, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-1386-7), Hairy, Hairy Poodle by Marilyn Singer, illus. by Abi Tompkins (May 3, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-9958-4), and Red Truck Monsters: Race for First Place by Candice Ransom, illus. by Tyrell Solomon (May 3, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-0167-3), ages 4–6.
Level 1 Ready-to-Read Graphics builds with Ryan’s World: Red Titan and the Floor of Lava by Ryan Kaji, illus. by Patrick Spaziante (May 3, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-1358-4) and Sprinkles and Swirls: Cool Day at the Pool by Lola M. Schaefer, illus. by Savannah Allen (May 3, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-0331-8), ages 4–6. Joining Level 2 Ready-to-Read are
A Click Clack Book: Click, Clack Rainy Day by Doreen Cronin, illus. by Betsy Lewin (May 3, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-1114-6), Super Gross: Going Buggy! by Patty Michaels (May 3, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-1339-3), Super Gross: Icky, Sticky Slime! by Ximena Hastings (May 3, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-1347-8), both illustrated by Allison Hawkins, and Whale, Quail, Snail: When Whales Fly by Erica S. Perl (May 3, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-9732-0), ages 5–7. And Level 2 Ready-to-Read Graphics serves up Nugget and Dog: S’More Than Meets the Eye! by Jason Tharp (May 3, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-1328-7), ages 5–7.
10 Hungry Rabbits by Anita Lobel (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7065-1). Ten hungry rabbits find 10 yummy vegetables for Mama Rabbit’s soup while teaching colors and counting. Ages 4–8.
Almost Always Best, Best Friends by Apryl Stott (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9909-6). When Clementine spends an afternoon playing with someone new, Poppy fears she might be losing her closest friend. Ages 4–8.
Big Wig by Jonathan Hillman, illus. by Levi Hastings (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8771-0), celebrates drag kids, individuality, and self-confidence from the perspective of a fabulous wig. Ages 4–8.
A Grand Day by Jean Reidy, illus. by Samantha Cotterill (July 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9976-8), follows all kinds
of family configurations as grandparents and grandchildren celebrate togetherness. Ages 4–8.
Growing an Artist by John Parra (May 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6927-3) depicts the bond between Juanito and his papi, hard work, and the links between nature, art, and creativity. Ages 4–8.
Library Fish by Alyssa Satin Capucilli (Mar. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7705-6). An unusually literary fish leaves the safety of her bowl to explore her library home for the first time. Ages 4–8.
Mina by Matthew Forsythe (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8041-3). When Mina the mouse’s father brings home a suspicious surprise from the woods, she wonders if she should trust him or listen to her own instincts. Ages 4–8.
My Very First 100 Words by Rosemary Wells (Mar. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-6659-0116-1) introduces babies and
toddlers to a foundation of language—numbers, colors, actions, animal sounds, greetings—with humor. Ages 4–8.
The Seagull and the Sea Captain by Sy Montgomery, illus. by Amy Schimler-Safford (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8224-1), relates the true story of a seagull and a New England sea captain who became friends over the course of four summers. Ages 4–8.
Action! by Meghan McCarthy (June 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5230-5) explores the evolution of movies and the people who worked hard to create them—both on-screen and behind the scenes. Ages 5–8.
Butt Sandwich & Tree by Wesley King (July 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-6659-0261-8) is a middle grade mystery about brothers, basketball, and a boy on the autism spectrum. Ages 8–12.
My Little Animal Friend by Nicola Killen welcomes Little Bear (June 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-6659-1172-6), ages 4–8. New to Karen Kingsbury and Tyler Russell’s A Baxter Family Children Story is Adventure Awaits, illus. by Olivia Chin Mueller (Feb. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-6659-0802-3), ages 8–12. And Jeter Publishing steps up to the plate for Switch-Hitter by Derek Jeter (Apr. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9977-5), ages 8–12.
Sixth & Spring
All Creatures of Our God and King: A Bunny’s Tale, illus. by Adrienne Keogler (Feb. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68462-041-8). In this illustrated adaptation of the hymn, a bunny travels from winter to spring, helping various animals and celebrating the Easter season. Ages 4–8.
Little Buckaroo and Lou by Jennifer Sattler (Mar. 15, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5341-1159-2). A buckaroo gathers the items needed for a great horseback ride in this counting book. Ages up to 3.
Baa, Baa, Tap Sheep by Kenda Henthorn, illus. by Lauren Gallegos (May 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1156-1). The sheep who should be helping a trio of children fall asleep have a dance performance instead. Ages up to 4.
Hello, Baby! I’m Your Mom by Eve Bunting, illus. by Jui Ishida (Mar. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1146-2). Human and animal mothers tell their babies why they love them. Ages up to 4.
Bug on the Rug by Sophia Gholz, illus. by Susan Batori (Apr. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1147-9). Pug and Bug must learn to coexist despite their differences. Ages 4–8.
Light the Sky, Firefly! by Sheri Mabry Bestor, illus. by Jonny Lambert (Mar. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1115-8), takes a scientific look at a firefly’s life cycle. Ages 4–8.
Monsters in the Briny by Lynn Becker, illus. by Scott Brundage (Apr. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1149-3). When a group of mythical sea creatures threatens to swamp a ship, the quick-thinking crew knows just what to do. Ages 4–8.
Mushroom Rain by Laura K. Zimmermann, illus. by Jamie Green (Mar. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1150-9), explores the bizarre world of mushrooms. Ages 4–8.
Summer’s Call: A Michigan Day by Amber Lynn Hellewell, illus. by Gretchen Ellen Powers (Mar. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1142-4). A family wakes up to the possibilities of a Michigan summer day. Ages 4–8.
There Was a Hole by Adam Lehrhaupt, illus. by Carrie O’Neill (Apr. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1122-6). A girl imagines her big feelings as a hole in her that eats up all her joy. Ages 4–8.
Too Many Pigs in the Pool by Wendy Hinote Lanier, illus. by Iris Amaya (Apr. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1060-1). Mr. Jenkins invites his neighbor and her pet pig over for a dip, but things get out of hand in this math-based story about multiplication and doubling. Ages 4–8.
Jackie and the Mona Lisa by Debbie Rovin Murphy, illus. by Jen Bricking (Mar. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1117-2), tells the true story of how First Lady Jackie Kennedy brought the Mona Lisa to the U.S. to encourage Americans to visit museums. Ages 6–10.
So Much More to Helen! The Passions and Pursuits of Helen Keller by Meeg Pincus, illus. by Caroline Bonne-Müller (Apr. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1151-6), showcases little-known facts and stories about Keller’s inspiring life. Ages 6–10.
Science Alphabet adds F Is for Feathers: A Bird Alphabet by Helen L. Wilbur, illus. by Andy Atkins (Mar. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1140-0), ages 6–10. And Tales of Young Americans greets The Peach Pit Parade: A World War I Story by Shana Keller, illus. by Margeaux Lucas (Apr. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1138-7), ages 6–10.
The Color of the Sky Is the Shape of the Heart by Chesil, trans. by Takami Nieda (Apr. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64129-229-0). In 2003 Oregon, on the verge of a second high school expulsion, 17-year-old Ginny contends with her childhood growing up zainichi—an ethnic Korean living in Japan—and the incident that forced her to flee five years ago. Ages 14 and up.
The Rhino Suit by Colter Jackson (Mar. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68364-814-7). When a girl feels like the pain
of the world is too much, she builds a tough-skinned rhino suit to protect
herself. Ages 4–8.
Big Emotions Book gains Little Cat Hide-and-Seek Emotions: A Playful Primer to Learn About Your Feelings by Audrey Bouquet, illus. by Lambert Fabien Öckto (Feb. 15, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68364-833-8), ages 4–8.
Monsters in the Mist by Juliana Brandt (May 3, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7282-4545-4). When Glennon moves into a his uncle’s lighthouse on a mysterious island not found on any maps, he must figure out why those who visit are never heard from again. Ages 8–12.
The Hayley Mysteries by Hayley LeBlanc, featuring YouTube star LeBlanc, debuts with The Haunted Studio (July 19, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7282-5198-1), ages 8–12. And Time Villains by Victor Piñeiro takes on Monster Problems (July 5, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7282-5139-4), ages 8–12.
My First Learn-to-Talk Book by Stephanie Cohen (June 7, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7282-4810-3) encourages speech development in babies and toddlers. Ages up to 4.
Our World Is a Family: A Book About Being a Good Neighbor by Miry Whitehill and Jennifer Jackson, illus. by Nomar Perez (Mar. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7282-3183-9), touches on the reasons people might leave their homes, such as climate change or lack of safety, and encourages children to welcome new neighbors into their communities with love. Ages 3–8.
If You Find a Unicorn, It Is Not Yours to Keep: Life Lessons for My Magical Daughter by D.J. Corchin (May 3, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-7282-1934-9) presents a rulebook of fantastical life lessons. Ages 7 and up.
Me and White Supremacy (young readers ed.) by Layla Saad (Feb. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7282-6128-7) aims to teach readers how to explore and understand racism and white supremacy and how to do their part to help change the world. Ages 10–16.
Little Builders by Robert Pizzo, introducing architecture, construction, and engineering, launches with Let’s Build a Farm (Mar. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7282-4518-8) and Let’s Build a School (Mar. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7282-4521-8), ages up to 5.
What’s the T? The Guide to All Things Trans and/or Nonbinary for Teens by Juno Dawson (June 7, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7282-5403-6) defines a myriad of labels and identities and offers uncensored advice on coming out, sex, and relationships. Ages 12–17.
Lock the Doors by Vincent Ralph (Mar. 1, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7282-3189-1). Tom’s family has moved into their dream home, but he soon notices that something is very wrong with the house and the neighbors. Ages 13–17.
Survive the Dome by Kosoko Jackson (Mar. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-7282-3908-8). When Jamal attends a protest against police brutality, he and the rest of Baltimore find themselves trapped in the city’s newest form of crowd control—a massive and inescapable dome. Ages 13–17.
The Holloway Girls by Susan Bishop Crispell (June 7, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7282-4714-4). As one of the Holloway Girls, Remy’s kiss is supposed to give good luck, but hers only brings curses. Ages 13 and up.
Burn Down, Rise Up by Vincent Tirado (May 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-7282-4600-0). Raquel and Charlize team up to investigate strange disappearances in the Bronx that are rumored to be connected to an urban legend. Ages 14 and up.
Dead Girls Can’t Tell Secrets by Chelsea Ichaso (Apr. 5, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7282-5597-2). To find answers, Savannah joins a camping trip with every possible suspect in her sister’s recent hiking accident. Ages 14 and up.
Four Came Back by Chelsea Sedoti (July 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-7305-7). When five teens go camping and only four come back, the four who return all have different accounts of the disappearance of their friend. Ages 14 and up.
My Dearest Darkest by Kayla Cottingham (Apr. 5, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7282-3641-4). Newcomer Finch and golden girl Selena accidentally summon a carnivorous creature in the depths of their boarding school. Ages 14 and up.
The New Girl by Jesse Q. Sutanto (Feb. 1, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7282-1519-8) tells the story of a deadly game of cat-and-mouse set in the halls of a school that is hiding more than secrets in its walls. Ages 14 and up.
No Way Home by Jody Feldman (June 7, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7282-5426-5). During an exchange program in Rome, Tess’s host family threatens to kill her parents if she doesn’t commit crimes. Ages 14 and up.
A Hundred Names for Magic by Rin Chupeco expands with An Unreliable Magic (May 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-7269-2), ages 14 and up.
Grandma and Me (Mar. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7282-4243-9) and Me and My Mama (Apr. 5, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7282-4246-0) by Carole Boston Weatherford, illus. by Ashleigh Corrin. A child reflects on the many reasons they love their grandmother and their mother, respectively. Ages up to 3.
Sunflower Sisters by Monika Singh Gangotra, illus. by Michaela Dias-Hayes (June 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7282-5231-5). Best friends Amitra and Kiki experience each other’s South Asian and Nigerian traditions and learn to embrace the color of their dark brown skin as they get dressed for their siblings’ weddings. Ages 4–7.
ABCs of Calm: Discover Mindfulness from A–Z by Rose Rossner and Brooke Backsen, illus. by Andotwin (July 5, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7282-5070-0), teaches readers important social emotional skills to quiet anxiety and find their inner calm. Ages up to 3.
Little Blue Bunny by Erin Guendelsberger, illus. by Stila Lim (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7282-5448-7), focuses on the unconditional bond between a child and their special stuffed animal. Ages 4–7.
Little Yellow Bus by Guendelsberger, illus. by Suzie Mason (July 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7282-5799-0). A yellow bus is nervous about his first day of driving kids to school. Ages 4–7.
I Love You, My Little Unicorn by Rossner (May 1, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-7282-5777-8). A parent unicorn expresses their love for their child
unicorn. Ages 4–8.
Not So Small at All: Little Ways You Can Make a Big Difference for Our Planet! by Sandra Magsamen (Apr. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7282-5183-7) features educational tips and activities and encourages children to play a role in helping the environment. Ages 4–8.
Punderland by Rossner, illus. by Kathryn Selbert, rolls out You Make My Heart Go Vroom! (May 3, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7282-4943-8), ages up to 3. And How to Catch delivers My First How to Catch the Easter Bunny by Alice Walstead, illus. by Joel and Ashley Selby (Feb. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7282-4399-3), ages 2–4.
Masks: A Lift-the-Flap Book by A. H. Hill, illus. by Junissa Bianda (Mar. 15, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-946000-66-8) prepares young readers for a world affected by Covid with lift-the-flaps that show the friendly faces behind personal protection masks. Ages up to 3.
Baby’s Big World gains Green Energy by Alex Fabrizio, illus. by Kamala Nair (Mar. 22, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-946000-65-1), introducing topics such as environmental conservation and alternate energy, ages up to 3. Baby’s Classics welcomes Dracula by A.H. Hill, illus. by Greg Paprocki (Mar. 8, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-951784-08-9), releasing just in time for the 125th anniversary of Bram Stoker’s vampire tale, ages up to 3. Little Languages greets Animals/Animales by Mikala Carpenter, illus. by Gemma Román (July 26, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-946000-47-7), ages up to 3; and Good Morning, Good Night/Buenos días, buenas noches by Mikala Carpenter, illus. by Gemma Román (July 26, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-946000-49-1), ages up to 3. And Classic Adventures presents Black Beauty by Anna Sewell, adapted by Caroline Hickey, illus. by Teresa Martinez (Feb. 22, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-946260-20-8), ages 7–10.
Understanding China Through Comics by Jing Liu delivers The Way Forward: From Early Republic to People’s Republic (1912 – 1949) (Mar. 15, $16.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-61172-070-9), ages 9 and up.
Story Monsters Among Us: A Brief History of Human Storytelling by Conrad J. Storad, illus. by Jeff Yesh (Feb. 1, $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-58985-242-6), takes readers on a time-traveling journey through 50,000 years of storytelling history. Ages 9 and up.
Studio Fun International
Tonka: Let’s Drive a Garbage Truck! by Grace Baranowski (Feb. 15, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7944-4733-5). Readers ride along with garbage trucks and recycling trucks as they go around town picking up trash and helping neighborhoods stay clean. Ages 3–5.
Board Books with Cloth Tabs issues Disney Baby: Only One You by Courtney Acampora (Mar. 8, $11.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7944-4861-5), ages up to 2. New to Shaped Board Books with Flaps is Blippi: One Happy Dog by Thea Feldman, illus. by Adam Devaney (Feb. 15, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7944-4557-7), ages up to 2. 8x8 with Flaps gains Blippi: Let’s Look High and Low by Thea Feldman, illus. by Adam Devaney (Mar. 22, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7944-4560-7), ages 3–5. Flip Flap Fun flies along with Marvel: Spidey and His Amazing Friends: Spidey to the Rescue! by Grace Baranowski (Apr. 12, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7944-4805-9), ages 3–5. Joining Spin Arounds is Disney: Minnie Mouse Unicorn Adventure by Courtney Acampora, illus. by Fernando Guell (Mar. 22, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7944-4814-1), ages 3–5. Book with Friendship Bracelets revs up with Disney Pixar: Turning Red: Panda Pals! by Suzanne Francis (Feb. 8, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4859-2), ages 6–8. And Search and Find builds with Star Wars: The Mandalorian Search and Find by Daniel Wallace, illus. by Art Mawhinney (Mar. 29, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4687-1), ages 6–8.
Black Are the Stars by Lewis Trondheim (Apr. 19, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0880-1) launches the Ralph Azham graphic novel series, following the adventures of duck Ralph in an anthropomorphic medieval world. Ages 10–16.
Aaahhh! by Guilherme Karsten, trans. by Eric M.B. Becker (Mar. 29, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-7347839-2-6). A loud noise makes its way around the world, wreaking chaos and confusion. Ages 5–8.
The Beach by Sol Undurraga, trans. by Kit Maude (May 17, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-7347839-4-0), depicts a day at the beach, from dawn to dusk. Ages 6–9.
Balloon Girls by Darrell Pitt (Apr. 12, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-922330-56-7). Ally competes in a science contest to win a trip to her dream destination: the Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C. Ages 9–12.
Sunflower by Ingrid Laguna (Mar. 8, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-922268-75-4). When Jamila’s oldest friend from Iraq comes to visit her in Australia, Jamila feels torn between her new best friend and her old one. Ages 9–12.
Rainfish by Andrew Paterson (May 10, $11.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-922330-96-3). Aaron struggles to alleviate his guilt when he believes his bad decisions have caused the terrible rainstorms and floods that are devastating his town. Ages 12–15.
The Gaps by Leanne Hall (Feb. 8, $11.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-922330-48-2). Sixteen-year-old Yin is abducted and the news reverberates through her 10th grade class at Balmoral Ladies College. Ages 14–17.
Thames & Hudson
A Day by the Sea by Barbara Nascimbeni (June 7, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65295-4). This sequel to Home Alone follows Frido the dog’s beach adventures. Ages 3–7.
Mouse’s Wood: A Year in Nature by Alice Melvin (June 7, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65270-1). Mouse’s journey through the woods highlights the seasons of the year and introduces young readers to various plants, birds, and animals. Ages 5–8.
If I Had A... continues with If I Had a Kangaroo by Gabby Dawnay, illus. by Alex Barrow (Apr. 12, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65268-8), ages 3–5. 1,001... adds 1,001 Fish by Joanna Rzezak (July 12, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65299-2), ages 3–7. Bad Apple by Huw Lewis Jones, illus. by Ben Sanders, gains Apple Grumble (Feb. 15, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65244-2), ages 4–7. And Tells All! offers Cleopatra Tells All! by Chris Naunton, illus. by Guilherme Karsten (June 7, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65256-5), ages 7–12.
Baby’s First Bedtime by Danielle McLean, illus. by Craig Shuttlewood (Feb. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6643-5021-2). Readers can lift the flaps to peek inside animals’ homes to find out who is sleeping in each one. Ages up to 3.
Bedtime for Duckling by Amelia Hepworth, illus. by Anna Doherty (Feb. 22, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6643-5013-7). Duckling is looking for a new place to sleep, but nothing can compare with her own cozy bed. Ages 2–5.
Five Easter Friends by McLean, illus. by Rosalind Maroney (Mar. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6643-5018-2). In a counting book with sliders and flaps, animals celebrate Easter and a beautiful spring day. Ages 2–5.
Hello, Bee (Apr. 5, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6643-5005-2) and Hello, Frog (Apr. 5, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6643-5006-9) by Isabel Otter, illus. by Sophie Ledesma. Readers join Bee and Frog on interactive adventures through the meadow and rainforest, respectively. Ages 2–5.
Hickory Dickory Duck, illus. by Valerie Sindelar (Apr. 19, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-645-9). When Hickory Dickory Duck gets stuck in his clock, well-meaning friends try to help. Ages 2–5.
Hop, Hop! (May 3, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6643-5007-6) and Splish, Splash! (May 3, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6643-5008-3) by Otter, illus. by Ledesma. Little Bunny ventures through the meadow on a sunny day; and Little Fish explores the ocean. Ages 2–5.
Looking for Mommy by Becky Davies, illus. by Anna Doherty (Feb. 22, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6643-5014-4). Little Brown Bunny wants a hug from Mommy and sets off to find her in this lift-the-flap title. Ages 2–5.
Night Night, Little Digger by Nicola Edwards, illus. by Mateja Lukezic (Mar. 22, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6643-5028-1). Little Bulldozer, Little Tow Truck, and friends settle down to sleep. Ages 2–5.
Night Night, Sleepy Farm by McLean, illus. by Gareth Williams (Feb. 22, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6643-5020-5). Five barnyard baby animals get ready for bed. Ages 2–5.
This Is My Farm! Not Yours! by McLean, illus. by Charlie Alder (Feb. 8, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6643-5019-9). When various animals claim to own the farm, Horse points out that the farm belongs to all of them as a group. Ages 2–5.
A Tickle on the Tummy! by Sophie Aggett, illus. by Katie Saunders (Mar. 8, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6643-5024-3). Young readers can press each happy animal’s tummy, which features a soft, squishy touch-and-feel element. Ages 2–5.
When I Grow Up: I Want to Play... by Rosamund Lloyd, illus. by Richard Merritt (May 3, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-650-3), introduces the most popular sports in the world via lift-the-flap features. Ages 2–5.
Tickle! Warning! This Book Is Very Funny! by Amelia Hepworth, illus. by Jorge Martin (Mar. 8, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6643-5016-8). Moose challenges the other animals in the forest to make him laugh. Ages 3–5.
Captain Cuddles: Saving the World One Hug at a Time! by Maudie Powell-Tuck, illus. by Julio Antonio Blasco (Mar. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-265-9). Captain Cuddles can stop a bank robbery and defeat the forces of evil—all with a hug. Ages 3–7.
Dream Big, Little One by Davies, illus. by Dana Brown (Apr. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-266-6), encourages little ones to be themselves, find happiness and friendship, and know that they can be anything they want to be. Ages 3–7.
The Eyebrows of Doom by Steve Smallman, illus. by Miguel Ordóñez (Mar. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-267-3). When Dave the bear meets two slugs covered in fuzz who look curiously like eyebrows, they cause humorous trouble wherever they go. Ages 3–7.
Goodbye, Bear by Jane Chapman (Apr. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-247-5). This tale about the death of a dear friend, Bear, introduces children to the complex and often confusing feelings of grief and loss. Ages 3–7.
Home Is Where the Heart Is by Jonny Lambert (Mar. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-269-7). Bear’s house has been destroyed in a storm, so he moves in with his pal Hare—but can the two very different friends learn to live together? Ages 3–7.
Hotel for Bugs by Suzy Senior, illus. by Leire Martin (Apr. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-270-3). A slug who wants to stay the night in the new “Hotel for Bugs” is told that he can’t. Ages 3–7.
I Love You Forever and a Day by Amelia Hepworth, illus. by Tim Warnes (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-260-4). Big Bear and Little Bear show how strong and steadfast their love is. Ages 3–7.
I Love You More Than Ice Cream by Becky Davies, illus. by Lala Watkins (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-271-0), celebrates the love between a child and her family as she is tucked in each night with smiles, hugs, and humorous comparisons. Ages 3–7.
Look Out, Wolf! There’s a Beast in Your Book by Jude Evans, illus. by Lucy Semple (June 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-273-4). The big, bad wolf is trying to be the villain in the forest, but no one is afraid of him. Ages 3–7.
Look to the Skies: The Magical Migration of the Monarch Butterfly by Nicola Edwards, illus. by Hannah Tolson (June 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-274-1), follows the migration of monarch butterflies as they travel across North America in search of warmer temperatures. Ages 3–7.
Never Mess with a Pirate Princess! by Holly Ryan, illus. by Sian Roberts (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-275-8). When Princess Prudence discovers that her beloved teddy bear has been stolen by pirates, she sets out to rescue him. Ages 3–7.
Octopants and the Missing Pirate Underpants by Suzy Senior, illus. by Claire Powell (Apr. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-276-5). A puffer fish notices that someone has taken his pirate underwear from the clothesline, so he enlists Octopants the octopus and his friends to help find them. Ages 3–7.
The World Is a Family by Rosie Adams, illus. by Frances Ives (May 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-277-2). Two foxes—one young, one grown—explore the wonders of the world together. Ages 3–7.
The Last Tiger: A Story of Hope by Becky Davies, illus. by Jennie Poh (Feb. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-272-7). Aasha the tiger watches her beautiful home change right before her eyes and is forced to find another place to live. Ages 4–7.
Earth, Sea & Stars: Inspiring Tales of the Natural World, retold by Otter, illus. by Ana Sender (Mar. 8, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-278-9), includes 20 stories about the natural world, drawing from global cultures and reminding readers of everyone’s responsibility to care for Earth. Ages 7–10.
Happy Baby greets Playtime on the Farm by Amelia Hepworth, illus. by Anna Doherty (Feb. 22, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6643-5015-1), ages 2–5. My World adds Button! Snap! Zip! Learn Everyday Skills by Nicola Edwards, illus. by Thomas Elliott (Apr. 12, $16.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6643-5012-0), ages 3–5. And A Story Made for You serves up Daddies Build Dreams (Feb. 8, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68010-491-2) and Mommies Make Rainbows (Feb. 8, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68010-492-9) by Becky Davies, illus. by Dan Taylor, ages 3–7.
Jasper and Scruff turn up in The Cafe Competition by Nicola Colton (Feb. 8, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6643-4012-1), ages 6–9. Little Animal Rescue by Rachel Delahaye, illus. by Suzie Mason and Artful Doodlers, offers Little Owl Rescue (Apr. 12, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6643-4011-4), ages 6–9. Joining Mermaids Rock by Linda Chapman, illus. by Mirelle Ortega, is The Midnight Realm (Mar. 22, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6643-4002-2), ages 6–9. Pet Rescue Adventures by Holly Webb, illus. by Sophy Williams, grows with Nadia and the Forever Kitten (Mar. 29, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6643-4014-5) and The Shelter Puppy (Mar. 29, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6643-4003-9), ages 6–9. And Star Friends by Linda Chapman, illus. by Lucy Fleming, reveals Moonlight Mischief (Mar. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6643-4013-8), ages 7–9.
Big Problems, Little Problems by Ben Feller, illus. by Mercè López (June 7, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-890-3), focuses on a single father and his son
listening to and learning from each other. Ages 4–7.
This or That: A Story About Choosing by Kell Andrews, illus. by Hector Borlasca (Feb. 1, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-871-2). After a few disappointments, Alexander finds his own decision-making style. Ages 4–7.
They’re Heroes Too: A Celebration of Community by Pat Brisson, illus. by Anait Semirdzhyan (June 1, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-936-8), honors people in professions that are often overlooked, like teachers, bus drivers, and grocery clerks. Ages 5–8.
Keepers of the Reef by Sharon Wismer, illus. by Alice Wong (Apr. 5, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-904-7). Readers explore Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, its ecosystems, and inhabitants alongside a snorkeling boy and girl. Ages 6–8.
Not a Cat: A Memoir by Winter Miller, illus. by Danica Novgorodoff (Mar. 1, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-879-8). Gato may look like a cat, but he doesn’t act like one, as he dresses in sweaters and drives a city cab. Ages 6–8.
Pina by Elif Yemenici, trans. by Sidney Wade (May 2, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-948-1). Pina uses coping skills like mindful breathing to overcome his fear of venturing outside his home into the wild world. Ages 6–8.
I Begin with Spring: The Life and Seasons of Henry David Thoreau by Julie Dunlap, illus. by Megan Elizabeth Baratta (Feb. 1, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-908-5). Formatted like a field notebook, this volume explores the
seasonal cycle of nature and Thoreau’s life and times. Ages 9–12.
Stop the Clock! by Pippa Goodhart, illus. by Maria Christania Winardi (Apr. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-910328-82-8). When Joe notices that his baby sister is crying in a picture he drew at school, he stops the clocks and goes to find out why. 4–7.
Human Town by Alan Durant, illus. by Anna Doherty (June 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-910328-84-2). A family of elephants visit the nearby human town, disappointed to see that humans are not taking good care of their environment. Ages 5–8.
Baby Squeaks by Anne Hunter (May 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6909-5). Baby mouse learns to squeak and won’t stop—no matter what Mama does. Ages 3–7.
The Boy and the Mountain by Mario Bellini, illus. by Marianna Coppo (June 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-7025-1). A boy becomes obsessed with the mountain outside his window and sets out to get a closer look. Ages 3–7.
Crocodile Hungry by Eija Sumner, illus. by John Martz (Feb. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6787-9). Crocodile is used to food coming in packages, but now that he has to find provisions on his own he doesn’t know where to start. Ages 3–7.
If You Cry Like a Fountain by Noemi Vola (July 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-7050-3). A narrator tries to comfort a sad worm by showing how tears can be productive. Ages 3–7.
In the Clouds by Elly MacKay (Apr. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6696-4). A curious girl and a friendly bird take a trip through the skies to learn about clouds. Ages 3–7.
My Best Friend by Miguel Tanco (Apr. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-7070-1) celebrates the human-dog
relationship. Ages 3–7.
My Lala by Thomas King, illus. by Charlene Chua (June 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6934-7). Lala wakes up and decides that she owns the world—which means putting stickers on everything she wants. Ages 3–7.
Rodney Was a Tortoise by Nan Forler, illus. by Yong Ling Kang (Feb. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6662-9). Bernadette must learn to deal with the death of her best friend, a tortoise named Rodney. Ages 3–7.
We Adopted a Baby Chick by Lori Joy Smith (June 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6655-1). A family adopts a cute baby chicken, but their other animals aren’t as accepting. Ages 3–7.
Wheels, No Wheels by Shannon McNeill (June 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-7037-4). Barnyard animals go for a joyride on the farm. Ages 3–7.
Your Birthday Was the Best! by Maggie Hutchings, illus. by Felicita Sala (Feb. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-7162-3), tells the story of an eager cockroach who gate-crashes a birthday party. Ages 3–7.
Bibi’s Got Game: A Story About Tennis, Meditation and a Dog Named Coco by Bianca Andreescu, with Mary Beth Leatherdale, illus by Chelsea O’Byrne (May 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-7055-8). Tennis star Andreescu recalls her childhood habits of meditation and playing tennis to get through the tough times. Ages 4–8.
The Family Tree by Sean Dixon, illus. by Lily Snowden-Fine (May 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6766-4). A family tree assignment leads an adopted girl to discover the different ways to be a family. Ages 4–8.
A Garden of Creatures by Sheila Heti, illus. by Esmé Shapiro (May 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6881-4). Two bunnies and a cat live together in a garden but when one bunny dies, the others must learn how to go on. Ages 4–8.
The Language of Flowers by Dena Seiferling (May 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-7053-4). A bumblebee is adopted into a family of flowers and learns to speak their secret language. Ages 4–8.
Midnight and Moon by Kelly Cooper, illus. Daniel Miyares (Feb. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6630-8). Clara, a girl who doesn’t fit in, befriends a blind horse who also struggles to find his place in the herd. Ages 4–8.
Too Many Pigs and One Big Bad Wolf: A Counting Story by Davide Cali, illus. by Marianna Balducci (June 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6991-0). An unseen narrator goes head-to-head with the big bad wolf and attempts to give the little pigs a longer story. Ages 4–8.
Burt’s Way Home by John Martz (July 5, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-7102-9). Burt the alien crash lands on Earth and is taken in by a kindly foster mother. Ages 6–9.
The Secret Diary of Mona Hasan by Salma Hussain (May 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-7149-4). Preteen Mona chronicles her journey as she immigrates from Dubai to Canada in the early ’90s. Ages 10–14.
Water, Water by Cary Fagan, illus. by Jon McNaught (Mar. 22, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-7003-9). One morning Rafe wakes up to discover his bedroom is floating in a vast sea. Ages 10 and up.
Little Crocodile, a curious toddler, debuts in What Does Little Crocodile Say at the Park? by Eva Montanari (June 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6815-9), ages 2–5. Professor Goose Debunks Fairy Tales by Paulette Bourgeois, illus. by Alex G. Griffiths, in which STEM fan Professor Goose fact-checks fairy tales, kicks off with Professor Goose Debunks Goldilocks and the Three Bears (June 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6730-5), ages 3–7. And Nature’s Top Secrets by Rosemary Mosco, illus. by Jacob Souva, adds Flowers Are Pretty... Weird! (Apr. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6594-3), ages 4–8.
Anne’s Tragical Tea Party by Kallie George, illus. by Abigail Halpin (Mar. 15, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6722-0), is a new Anne Chapter Book, ages 6–9. Esme! by Lourdes Heuer, illus. by Marissa Valdez, starring a problem-solving girl, begins with Esme’s Birthday Conga Line (May 10, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6940-8), ages 6–9. And Polite Predators picks up How to High Tea with a Hyena (and Not Get Eaten) by Rachel Poliquin, illus. by Kathryn Durst (Apr. 5, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6660-5), ages 6–9.
Pest by Elizabeth Foscue (Apr. 5, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68442-812-0) follows high school senior and pest control technician Hallie as she stumbles through the lavish estates of Montecito and mean streets of Santa Barbara in pursuit of college scholarships, justice, and maybe even romance. Ages 14 and up.
How Much Is a Little Boy Worth? by Rachael Denhollander and Jacob Denhollander, illus. by Marcin Piwowarski (Feb. 8, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4964-5483-6), reinforces the message that a boy has immeasurable worth, not because of anything he does, but because he is made in the image of God. Ages 4–8.
A Child’s First Bible by Dandi Daley Mackall, illus. by Cee Biscoe, gains Sleepyhead Prayer (Mar. 8, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4964-5439-3), Thanks for Little Things (Mar. 8, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4964-5438-6), and A Child’s First Bedtime Prayers (Mar. 8, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4964-5421-8), ages 3–5. And The Dead Sea Squirrels by Mike Nawrocki, illus. by Luke Séguin-Magee, rolls on with Risky River Rescue (Apr. 5, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4964-4985-6), ages 6–10.
Search for the Astral Dragon by Bryan Davis (Mar. 8, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4964-5179-8). In this series starter, Megan is on an interplanetary search for her mother when she witnesses the horrors of child trafficking and slavery and joins with a group of other teens to fight against corruption. Ages 13 and up.
Danny the Digger rolls onto a construction site in Danny the Digger Learns the ABCs: Practice the Alphabet with Bulldozers, Cranes, Dump Trucks, and More Construction Site Vehicles! by Aja Mulford (Apr. 26, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64604-317-0), ages up to 4.
Union Square Kids
The Hair Book by Latonya Yvette, illus. by Amanda Jane Jones (Mar. 8, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4432-4; $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4549-4431-7), celebrates all types of hair.
Ages up to 3.
Bunny with a Big Heart by Zoe Waring (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4351-8). Bunny prepares for the Spring Fair by helping her woodland friends. Ages 3–5.
Rock Star Recess by Patrick Baggatta, illus. by Emily Mullock (Feb. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4074-6). Rock n’ roll aficionado Elsie schemes to improve her school music class. Ages 3–5.
Spellbound by Jess Townes (Apr. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-3789-0). When her new baby brother seems to enchant everyone he meets, Willow becomes convinced he is an actual, real-life wizard. Ages 3–5.
Free at Last: A Juneteenth Poem by Sojourner Kincaid Rolle (May 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4374-7) traces the solemnity and celebration of Juneteenth from its 1865 origins in Galveston, Tex., to contemporary observances all over the U.S. Ages 4–8.
Spineless by Samantha San Miguel (May 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-3762-3). Twelve-year-old Algie discoveres a new species while attending a health resort for his asthma in 19th-century Florida. Ages 8–12.
A Bear & Penguin Comic by Rachael McLean adds Let’s Nap! (June 28, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4549-4367-9) and Let’s Play! by Rachael McLean (June 28, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4549-4368-6), ages up to 3. Everybody Farts releases Almost Everybody Farts: The Reek-Quel by Marty Kelley (June 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4377-8), ages 3–5. The Dragon Realm grows with Dragon City, 3 by Katie Tsang and Kevin Tsang (Apr. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-3600-8), ages 8–12. And How It Happened by the WonderLab Group ramps up with Gum (July 26, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4549-4513-0) and Sneakers (July 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4496-6), ages 8–12.
After: The Graphic Novel by Anna Todd (Mar. 22, $18.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-990259-54-8) follows the budding romance between good girl Tessa and bad boy Hardin during their freshman year at college. Ages 12 and up.
Web of Life
Bristlecone: The Secret Life of the World’s Oldest Tree by Alexandra Siy, illus. by Marlo Garnsworthy (June 19, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-970039-03-0), reveals the life cycle of the mysterious bristlecone pine, which can live for more than 5,000 years and whose rings record volcanic eruptions, solar storms, droughts, and other environmental events. Ages 5–9.
BeYOUtiful by Shelina Janmohamed, illus. by Chanté Timothy (May 3, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-838-9), aims to empower young readers to think critically about the images they see in media and society and reflect upon their own inner and outer beauty. Ages 8–12.
Earth Clock: The History of Our Planet in 24 Hours by Tom Jackson, illus. by Nic Jones (June 28, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-849-5), uses a 24-hour scale to chart key moments of geological history, including when modern humans appear at just four
seconds to midnight. Ages 8–12.
How Poop Can Save the World: And Other Cool Fuels to Help Save Our Planet by John Townsend, illus. by Steve Brown (Apr. 5, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-78312-852-5), explores the past, present, and future of the practical use of dung, including for sustainable energy, with facts, jokes, and cartoon illustrations. Ages 8–12.
Interview with Cleopatra and Other Famous Rulers by Andy Seed (July 12, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-78312-853-2) serves up true stories of 10 historical figures told in q&a format. Ages 8–12.
Stand Up, Stand Out! 25 Rebel Heroes Who Stood Up for Their Beliefs—And How They Could Inspire You by Kay Woodward (Mar. 1, $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-78312-860-0) profiles 25 people—famous and not—who stood up for what they believed in, spoke out against injustice, and overcame great obstacles. Ages 8–12.
Max Your Money: Earn It! Grow It! Use It! by Larry Hayes and Rachel Provest, illus. by Chris Madden (May 31, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-848-8), introduces essential concepts of money and finance and also explores moral and philosophical perspectives on how to become financially responsible. Ages 10–14.
Q&A issues Interview with a Kangaroo: And Other Marsupials Too by Andy Seed, illus. by Nick East (July 19, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-856-3), ages 6–8. STEAM Tales by Katie Dicker, illus. by Gustavo Mazali, chugs along with The Secret Garden (Apr. 19, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-847-1) and The Wizard of Oz (Apr. 19, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-846-4), ages 7–10. And Football Superstars scores Zlatan Rules by Simon Mugford, illus. by Dan Green (Feb. 8, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-78312-787-0), ages 8–12.
Let’s Go Outside! by Ben Lerwill, illus. by Marina Ruiz (Apr. 19, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-80338-019-3), spotlights the fun to be had playing outdoors in all kinds of weather. Ages 3–6.
Sometimes I’m a Baby Bear, Sometimes I’m a Snail: Ways to Say How We Feel by Moira Butterfield, illus. by Gwen Millward (July 12, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-80338-018-6), provides children with tools for understanding and expressing a range of emotions. Ages 3–6.
Islands: Explore the World’s Most Unique Places by Ben Lerwill, illus. by Li Zhang (May 31, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-913519-22-3), showcases 18 islands around the world and their histories, landscapes, and cultures. Ages 6–8.
Deep: Delve into Hidden Worlds by Jess McGeachin (Mar. 8, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-80338-015-5). This nonfiction book explores the places that are hardest to reach, from the Earth’s core, to outer space, to inside the human body. Ages 7–10.
Around the World adds Around the World in 80 Musical Instruments by Nancy Dickmann, illus. by Sue Downing (Mar. 8, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-913519-91-9) and Around the World in 80 Trees by Ben Lerwill, illus. by Kaja Kajfez (Mar. 8, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-80338-012-4), ages 7–10.
Luma and the Pet Dragon by Leah Mohammed (Feb. 8, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-80130-011-7) In this series starter, seven-year-old Luma meets Timir, a talking dragon who becomes an ordinary gray puppy around anyone else. Ages 5–8.
My Mom Is a Spy by Andy McNab (July 12, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-80130-030-8). When Lucia and her father come to visit Idris’s family, Lucia insists that Idris’s mother is a spy. Ages 7–10.
After School Detective Club by Mark Dawson, illus. by Ben Mantle, welcomes The Secret of Ragnar’s Gold (June 28, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-80130-029-2), ages 8–12.
Animals: Together or Alone: A Crash of Rhinos, a Waddle of Penguins and Other Fun Facts by Mia Cassany, illus. by Tania Garcia (May 17, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-914519-38-3) looks at how, why, and when animals decide to live in groups or alone. Ages 6–8.
Awesome Accidents: 16 Discoveries That Changed the World by Soledad Romero Mariño, illus. by Montse Galbany (Apr. 5, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-914519-20-8), features 19 serendipitous discoveries, including the invention of fireworks, potato chips, coffee, Post-it notes, and more. Ages 6–8.
Hidden Cities: Explore Beneath Your Feet and Above Your Head by Irene Noguer, illus. by Laura Fernandez Arguisola (May 3, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-914519-22-2), takes readers to cities around the world and reveals some of the unique features found underneath them. Ages 6–8.
Himalaya: The Wonders of the Mountains That Touch the Sky by Mariño, illus. by Maria Beorlegi (July 12, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-914519-28-4), offers an exploration of this mountain range through the lens of geography, legends, culture, and spirituality. Ages 6–8.
How Does an Octopus Sleep? Discover the Ways Your Favorite Animals Sleep by Octavio Pintos, illus. by Martín Iannuzzi (June 14, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-914519-26-0), spotlights the sleeping patterns of 20 animals and includes information on their habitats, diets, and life expectancy. Ages 6–8.
Sports Heroes: Inspiring Tales of Athletes Who Stood Up and Out by Mia Cassany, illus. by Iker Ayestaran (Mar. 8, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-914519-18-5), profiles 16 international athletes who overcame challenges such as racism, discrimination, and inequality. Ages 6–8.
Wake, Sleepy One: California Poppies and the Super Bloom by Lisa Kerr, illus. by Lisa Powell Braun (Apr. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5131-2868-9),
follows the life cycle of the California poppy from seed, to flower, to the rare super bloom—a natural phenomenon that occurs only once every 10 years. Ages 4–8.
The Zee Files (Apr. 5, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5132-0960-9) and All That Glitters (July 12, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5132-0959-3) by Tina Wells, illus. by Veronica Miller Jamison, launch a series following 13-year-old Mackenzie Blue “Zee” Carmichael, who starts at a new boarding school when her family relocates to England from Califorinia. Ages 9–12.
Challenge Island expands with The Race Across Anaconda Swamp: A Challenge Island STEAM Adventure by Sharon Duke Estroff and Joel Ross, illus. by Mónica de Rivas (May 24, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5131-2870-2), ages 7–10.
What on Earth
It’s Up to Us: Building a Brighter Future for Nature, People & Planet (the Children’s Terra Carta) by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and Christopher Lloyd, illus. by Peter Sís
et al. (Feb. 1, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-913750-56-5). This volume illustrated by 33 award-winning artists from around the world shows the damaging impact people have had on the planet, and proposes a series of pledges that we can all make—a Terra Carta—to help solve the problems. Ages 6–10.
Antarctica: The Melting Continent by Karen Romano Young, illus. by Angela Hsieh (Apr. 5, $24, ISBN 978-1-913750-53-4), introduces stories of the wildlife, landscapes, scientists, and explorers of this frozen continent. Ages 8–11.
Marvelous Magic Lens expands with Marvelous Body by Jane Wilsher, illus. by Andrés Lozano (May 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-913750-58-9), ages 7–11. And Our Amazing World gains Amazing Animals: 100+ Creatures That Will Boggle Your Mind by Sabrina Weiss, illus. by Paul Daviz (Feb. 1, $24, ISBN 978-1-912920-36-5), ages 7–11.
My First Atlas of Animals by Cristina Banfi, illus. by Ronny Gazzola (May 3, $16.99 board book, ISBN 978-88-544-1850-9). In this world atlas, readers will find a
different continent on each spread along with some of the animals who live there. Ages 5–10.
Genius grows with Martin Luther King Jr. (June 14, $9.99, ISBN 978-88-544-1845-5) and Tutankhamun (June 14, $9.99, ISBN 978-88-544-1844-8), both illus. by Angie Alape Perez, ages 7–12.
How to Have Friends by Maryann MacDonald, illus. by Cyndi Wojciechowski (Apr. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-3361-1), helps readers focus on building and maintaining friendships. Ages 4–8.
The Leaping Laddoo by Harshita Jerath, illus. by Kamala M. Nair (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-4413-6). This contemporary twist on “The Gingerbread Man” is set on the bustling streets of India. Ages 4–8.
Mama Bunny’s Good Pie by Lisa Moser, illus. by Sally Garland (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-5224-7). Mischievous bunnies celebrate kindness and learn about gratitude from Mama Bunny and her delicious pie. Ages 4–8.
The Strongest Thing: When Home Feels Hard by Hallee Adelman, illus. by Rea Zhai (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-3168-6). When Sera gets into an argument with a friend and finds herself acting like the bully at home, she discovers that strength doesn’t come from being loud or angry. Ages 4–8.
The Supreme Court and Us by Christy Mihaly, illus. by Neely Daggett (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7664-9). On a tour of Washington, D.C., Ada and Bea learn about the U.S. Supreme Court, from its founding in 1789 to today. Ages 4–8.
Coming of Age: 13 B’Nai Mitzvah Stories, edited by Henry Herz and Jonathan Rosen (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-3667-4). This short story collection highlights the diverse experiences of becoming an adult in the Jewish faith. Ages 9–12.
Animalographies ramps up with HeroRat! Magawa, a Lifesaving Rodent (Apr. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0384-3) and Togo & Balto: The Dogs Who Saved a Town (Apr. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0382-9) by Jodie Parachini, illus. by Keiron Ward and Jason Dewhirst, ages 4–8. My Friend Ben and the Big Race by Charles Beyl (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-5464-7) is a new Chip & Ben Book, ages 4–8. The Grand Bug Hotel by Jodie Parachini, illus. by Bryony Clarkson, following the adventures of a cast of bugs, begins with Flicker Finds Her Glow (Apr. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-2508-1) and Flicker Is Lost and Found (Apr. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-2511-1), ages 4–8. And Great Big Feelings by Hallee Adelman continues with Way Past Afraid (Apr. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-8674-7) and Way Past Lonely (Apr. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-8672-3), both illus. by Karen Wall, ages 4–8.
Kid Scientist by Sue Fliess, illus. by Mia Powell, featuring a cast of kids doing scientific exploration, kicks off with Archaeologists on a Dig (Apr. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-4157-9) and Marine Biologists on a Dive (Apr. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-4158-6), ages 4–8. Money Tales by Sheila Bair adds Princess Persephone’s Dragon Ride Stand, illus. by Manuela López (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-6646-6) and Shark Scam, illus. by Amy Zhing (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0811-4), ages 4–8. And Science Makes It Work by Catherine Stier, illus. by Floss Pottage, designed to make advanced concepts accessible, blasts off with Secrets of the Snow Globe (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7266-5) and The Wonder of Color (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7268-9), ages 4–8.
Launching The Tinkerers by Patricia Lakin, illus. by Valerio Fabbretti, following animals who find creative solutions to problems, are Forces of Nature (Mar. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7953-4) and Opposites Attract (Mar. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7955-8), ages 7–10. The Wish Library by Christine Evans, illus. by Patrick Corrigan, welcomes The Wish That Got Away (Mar. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-8747-8), ages 7–10. And The Jessie Files by Stacia Deutsch, centered on Jessie Alden from the Boxcar Children series, debuts with
The Friendship Feature (Apr. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-3786-2) and Talk of the Town (Apr. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-3788-6), ages 9–12.
Mortimer’s Picnic by Nick Ward (Feb. 1, $27.25, ISBN 978-1-4994-8971-2). Thoughtful rabbit Mortimer encounters a few obstacles on his way to bring a picnic to his friend who is sick at home. Ages 4–7.
Reggie Red by Josie Layton, illus. by Rebecca Timmis (Feb. 1, $27.25, ISBN 978-1-4994-8963-7) As class picture day approaches, Reggie frets about covering her thick red hair and freckles—until her mother shares some family wisdom about inner beauty. Ages 4–7.
Sniff by Lynne Hudson (Feb. 1, $27.25, ISBN 978-1-4994-8979-8). Scruffy the dog uses his excellent sense of smell to find his lost blanket. Ages 4–7.
What I Think About When I Think About Swimming by Eleanor Levenson, illus. by Katie O’Hagan (Feb. 1, $27.25, ISBN 978-1-4994-8975-0). A self-aware goldfish contemplates topics such as growing old and climate change while swimming around in his bowl. Ages 4–7.
Would You Rather? by James Layton, illus. by Kat Fox (Feb. 1, $27.25, ISBN 978-1-4994-8967-5), presents readers with silly scenarios to think through and lets them select their own responses from outrageous choices. Ages 4–7.
The Ultimate Biography of Earth: From the Big Bang to Today! by Nick Lund, illus. by Jason Ford (Mar. 29, $15.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-5235-1359-8), tells the story of planet Earth in biography form, with Earth itself participating in interviews and chiming in with facts and “memories.” Ages 8–12.
Indestructibles builds with Taste the Fruit! (Apr. 12, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-5235-1592-9) and Touch Your Nose! (Apr. 12, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-5235-1591-2) by Amy Pixton, illus. by Lizzy Doyle, ages up to 2. Brain Quest rolls out My First Brain Quest Colors (July 19, $8.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-5235-1596-7) and My First Brain Quest Shapes (July 19, $8.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-5235-1597-4), ages up to 4. And Spencer the Cat stars in Spencer Goes to School (June 21, $6.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-5235-1489-2) and Spencer on the Farm (June 21, $6.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-5235-1492-2) by Michelle Romo, ages up to 4.
Love You S’more by Melinda Lee Rathjen, illus. by Rob McClurkan (June 7, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5460-0215-4) is a punny tale about two raccoons who insist they are the one who loves the other “s’more.” Ages 1–4.
Southern Baby: Southern Sayings for Little Ones by Rebekah Moredock, illus. by Jennica Lounsbury (Apr. 5, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5460-0061-7), provides an overview of basic Southern words and phrases, including “bless your heart” and “y’all.” Ages 1–4.
The Story of Juneteenth by Dorena Williamson, illus. by Markia Jenai (May 3, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5460-0216-1), introduces the origins and
traditions of this holiday. Ages 1–4.
Super You! by Anne Kennedy Brady, illus. by Ela Smietanka (Mar. 8, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5460-1265-8), depicts various costumed kids while drawing comparisons between the special qualities of superheroes and children. Ages 1–4.
Nothing Can Separate You from God’s Love! by Natalee Creech, illus.
by Joseph Cowman (Feb. 8, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5460-0093-8), assures little ones that God is always
with them. Ages 2–4.
God Made You Too by Chelsea Tornetto, illus. by Kimberley Barnes (Feb. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5460-0085-3), reminds readers that the beautiful world that God made was incomplete without them. Ages 4–7.
All the Places We Call Home by Patrice Gopo, illus. by Jenin Mohammed (June 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5460-1266-5), illuminates how family stories of far-off lands help children form their identity and connect with the broader world. Ages 4–8.
Papa Loves You, Tiny Blue by Jo Empson (May 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5460-0221-5) explores the beauty of the undersea world and the loving relationship between father and child. Ages 4–8.
Uniquely You by Joyce Meyer, illus. by Marcin Piwowarski (June 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5460-1248-1), encourages children to embrace their unique God-given identities. Ages 4–8.
Cedric’s Tail by Amani Uduman, illus. by Agnès Ernoult (Mar. 8, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-953458-22-3). What would you do if your birthday wish—to have a tail—came true? Ages 4–8.
Dodos Are Not Extinct by Paddy Donnelly (Feb. 8, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-953458-20-9) offers a humorous primer on famous extinct—but never forgotten—animals. Ages 4–8.
The Happiest Kid by Sarah Bagley Steele, illus. by Elsa Pui Si Lo and Clarice Yunyi Cai (Mar. 15, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-953458-08-7), offers a gentle reminder that everyone feels sad sometimes, and that’s okay. Ages 4–8.
Masha Munching by Amalia Hoffman (Mar. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-953458-19-3) follows a goat with an insatiable appetite on her quest to find the best meal ever. Ages 4–8.
Piper and Purpa Forever! by Susan Lendroth, illus. by Olivia Feng (Feb. 22, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-953458-29-2). When Piper outgrows her favorite sweater, she tries to find a way to keep the beloved garment in her life. Ages 4–8.
The School of Failure: A Story About Success by Rosie J. Pova, illus. by Monika Filipina (May 10, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-953458-17-9). This fractured fairy tale reminds readers that the road to success is often paved with mistakes. Ages 4–8.
Who Is It, Whoodini? by Roman Yasiejko, illus. by Gustavo Ramos (Feb. 15, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-953458-32-2). When a mysterious bird crashes into a tree, two curious owls—Cahoots and Whoodini—set out to investigate. Ages 4–8.
Second in the World to Sail the Globe: Sir Francis Drake by Farren Phillips (May 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-953458-34-6) is a biography of Drake—famous explorer, feared pirate, and the second person to ever sail around the world. Ages 6–10.
Ten Little Fireflies by Deb Gruelle, illus. by Gabi Murphy (Mar. 8, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-310-74433-7), introduces readers to numbers as they count down to bedtime. Ages up to 4.
Turtle Finds His Talent: A Slide-and-Find Book: Discovering How God Made You Special by Lucille Williams, illus. by Amanda Gulliver (May 3, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-310-75169-4), encourages children to embrace their unique gifts and talents. Ages up to 4.
Bunny Finds Easter by Laura Sassi (Feb. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-310-73419-2). Bunny learns that apart from fun traditions, Easter is really all about celebrating Jesus and his resurrection. Ages 2–4.
The Tiny Truths Bible for Little Ones by Joanna Rivard and Tim Penner (Feb. 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-310-77669-7) features eight Bible stories from both the Old and New Testaments and introduces the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus as well as such biblical heroes as Abraham, Moses, and David. Ages 2–4.
How High Is Heaven by Linsey Davis, illus. by Lucy Fleming (Feb. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-310-77006-0), aims to help answer children’s questions about heaven and comfort those who have lost a loved one. Ages 4–8.
A Prayer for Our Country by Barry Black, illus. by Kim Holt (June 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-310-77123-4). Senate Chaplain Black delivers a prayer that expresses thankfulness for America, while acknowledging the hurt of many citizens and offering hope for a better future. Ages 4–8.
Baptized in the Water: Becoming a Member of God’s Family by Glenys Nellist, illus. by Anna Kazimi (Apr. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-310-73413-0),
celebrates and explains baptism through prose and poetry. Ages 4–8.
The Case for Heaven: Investigating What Happens After Our Life on Earth (young reader’s ed.) by Lee Strobel (Mar. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-310-77017-6) provides answers to the questions children ask about both heaven and hell. Ages 8–12.
A Snuggle Time Padded Board Book greets Snuggle Time Easter Stories by Nellist, illus. by Cee Biscoe (Feb. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-310-77072-5), ages 2–4. Joining Barn Sanctuary is This Farm Is a Family by Dan McKernan (Apr. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-310-74784-0), ages 4–8. And Beginner’s Bible rolls along with The Beginner’s Bible Read Through the Bible: 8 Bible Stories for Beginning Readers (Feb. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-310-75280-6), ages 4–8.