Buttons by Kalli Dakos, illus. by Nichola Cowdery (Apr. 11, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-756-5) offers a closer look at the many types of buttons children may encounter in everyday life. Ages up to 3.

Creature from the Woods by Megan Alms (May 5, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-740-4) compares a child’s movements and mannerisms to those of creatures from the woods. Ages up to 3.

June Moon by Lynn Becker, illus. by Nate Carvalho (May 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-999-6). The rising and setting of the moon mirrors a child’s imaginative play and bedtime routine. Ages up to 3.

Big Truck Yoga by Peter Forde (June 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-998-9) introduces child-friendly yoga poses that mimic the shapes of
different trucks. Ages up to 4.

The House That Ruth Built by Kelly Bennett, illus. by Susanna Covelli (Mar. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-754-1), tells the story of brand-new Yankee Stadium’s Opening Day on April 18, 1923, when the Yankees (including Babe Ruth) played the Boston Red Sox. Ages 3–7.

A Tree for Me by Carole Gerber, illus. by Helena Pérez García (Apr. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-753-4). A father and son explore trees and their ideal environments while picking out the best one to plant in their own home. Ages 3–7.

Hear Them Roar: 14 Endangered Animals from Around the World by June Smalls, illus. by Becky Thorns (Feb. 28, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-728-2). This soundboard book features the calls of 14 endangered animals with corresponding facts about their habitat and conservation efforts. Ages 5–7.

She Spoke Too: 14 More Women Who Raised Their Voices and Changed the World by Kathy MacMillan (May 1, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-751-0). A soundboard format brings the profiles of 14 activist women into focus with recordings of their voices. Ages 5–10.


ABC Primer by Ashley Marie Mireles, illus. by Volha Kaliaha, grows with G Is for Gardening (Feb. 28, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-750-3), ages up to 3. Hide-and-Seek uncovers Hide-and-Seek Monsters by Annemarie Riley Guertin (July 5, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-995-8), ages up to 3. And On-Track Learning chugs along with City Train by Stephanie Campisi, illus. by Susanna Covelli (June 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-997-2), ages up to 4.d


Daughters of Snow and Cinders by Núria Tamarit, trans. by Jenna Allen (May 9, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-68396-756-9). Fleeing the fires of her war-torn homeland, a young woman travels to the New World in search of gold to rebuild her life. Ages 14–18.

Feeding Minds Press

Farm Boots by Lisl H. Detlefsen, illus. by Renee Kurilla (March 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-94889811-9), is a delightful romp around farms through the seasons—and the many types of boots that are needed to get the job done. Ages 4–8.

Five Mile

I Feel the World by Zanni Louise, illus. by Nina Gould (Apr. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-922677-29-7), encourages children to explore their feelings with curiosity and acceptance and to open up important conversations with parents, caretakers, and teachers. Ages 4–9.

If I Met a Bear by Silvia Borando (June 6, $18.99, ISBN 9781922677730). A squirrel accidentally loses his ball in a cave and with the help of a friendly bear, learns to face his fears. Ages 4–9.


When Little Owl Met Little Rabbit by Przemyslaw Wechterowicz, illus. by Emilia Dziubak (Apr. 18, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-774-1). Friendship blooms between two young animals who live in the same oak tree, but whose different schedules keep them from meeting. Ages 3–6.

Mina Belongs Here by Sandra Niebuhr-
Siebert, illus. by Lars Baus (May 16, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-811-3). An immigrant girl experiences the first day of kindergarten in her new country and discovers a sense of belonging as she learns new words to share. Ages 4–8.

Our Incredible Library Book (and the Wonderful Journeys It Took) by Caroline Crowe, illus. by John Joseph (Apr. 4, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-741-3), tells the story of one well-worn, much-loved library book and all the children who have borrowed it. Ages 4–8.



Turn Without Tearing Read & Sing issues Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Melissa Everett, illus. by Oksana Pasishnychenko (Mar. 21, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-2557-1), ages 1–3. 7 Best Things About... by Patrick Yee adds 7 Best Things About: Family by Patrick Yee (Mar. 21, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4867-2420-8) and 7 Best Things About: Reading (Mar. 21, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4867-2419-2), ages 3–6. Finn’s Fun Trucks revs up with The Train Team (June 20, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4867-2636-3) and The Train Team: A Lift-the-Page Truck Book (June 20, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4867-2634-9), both by Finn Coyle, illus. by Srimalie Bassani, ages 4–7.

Peace Dragon Tales by Linda Ragsdale, illus. by Cat LeMaster, greets The Elephant Whisperer (Mar. 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-2699-8), ages 4–7. New to Choose Your Own Attitude Book is Anxious by Gail Hayes, illus. by Helen Flook (June 20, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-2700-1), ages 5–8. My Wonderful World by Shirley Raines expands with Bees: Honeybees, Bumblebees, and More! (Apr. 18, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-2703-2) and Bugs: Exploring the World of Crawly Critters by Shirley Raines (Apr. 18, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-2702-5), ages 5–8. And How Do? issues How Do Birds Sing a Duet? A Book About Bird Behavior by Clayton Grider, illus. by Srimalie Bassani (Mar. 21, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-2564-9) and How Does Water Move Around? A Book About the Water Cycle by Madeline J. Hayes, illus. by Bassani (Mar. 21, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-2565-6), ages 7–10.


Grandpa’s Window by Laura Gehl, illus. by Udayana Lugo (Mar. 14, $19, ISBN 978-1-947888-40-1). Young Dara comforts her grandfather during his final days and grieves for him after his death. Ages 3–7.

My Elephant Is Blue by Melinda Szymanik, illus. by Vasanti Unka (Apr. 11, $19, ISBN 978-1-947888-41-8). A child learns how to live with sadness, which is personified by an elephant named Blue. Ages 3–7.

Focus on the Family

Edge of the Galaxy: 30 Faith-Filled Adventures by Brock Eastman (Apr. 4, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64607-067-1). In this science-fiction devotional, readers follow the exploits of 12-year-old Gavin and his family through his star log entries in the year 2095. Ages 8–12.


Otter B by Pamela Kennedy and Anne Kennedy Brady adds Otter B Forgiving (Feb. 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-64607-042-8), ages 4–7. AIO Imagination Station Books presents Land of the Lost by Marianne Hering (Apr. 4, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-64607-016-9), ages 7–12. Magnificent Mulligans by Bill Myers, about a large and diverse family raising their children alongside the animal park they operate, debuts with Leapin’ Leopards (Mar. 7, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64607-111-1) and Lions, Elephants, and Lies (June 6, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64607-114-2), ages 8–12.

Joining High Water by Tim Shoe-maker is The Deep End (May 9, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64607-110-4), ages 12–15. And Riverbend Friends continues with Life in the Middle by Stephanie Coleman (July 18, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64607-088-6), ages 12–16.

For the Love of Literacy

My Proudest Moment by Lindsay Achtman, illus. by Andra Pana (Mar. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-73352-502-2), follows two characters as they grow up and pursue their dreams and passions, shattering stereotypes and norms along the way. Ages 4–10.

Free Spirit

What Does Grief Feel Like? by Korie Leigh, illus. by Mike Malbrough (Apr. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-706-9), helps children explore the ways people experience grief when someone dies. Ages 3–8.

Jayden’s Secret Ingredient by Mélina Mangal, illus. by Ken Daley (July 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-602-4). Budding gardener Jayden summons the courage to try a new vegetable from the neighborhood garden he created with his friend Mr. Curtis. Ages 4–10.

Paula’s Patches by Gabriella Aldeman (June 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-733-5). Problem-solver Paula patches a large hole in her pants—and encourages her classmates to mend and reuse. Ages 5–9.

In My Feelings: A Teen Guide to Discovering What You Feel So You Can Decide What to Do by Vidal Annan (July 11, $15.99 paper, ISBN 979-88-85540-00-1) provides teens with the tools to decipher their emotions, understand themselves, and improve their lives. Ages 12–18.


Best Behavior builds with Tears Are Not Forever by Elizabeth Verdick, illus. by Marieka Heinlen (Mar. 28, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63198-687-1; $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-63198-690-1), ages 2–4. Learning About Me & You by Cheri J. Meiners, illus. by Penny Weber, gains I Grow (Mar. 14, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-63198-701-4), ages 2–4. Sometimes When offers Sometimes When I’m Worried by Deborah Serani, illus. by Kyra Teis (June 27, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-737-3), ages 4–8. And Little Laugh & Learn delivers Rules! Rules! Rules! by Malcolm Munene and Kyra Ostendorf, illus. by Steve Mark (July 11, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63198-722-9), ages 6–9.


Friend by Gavin Bishop (Feb. 7, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-77657-486-5). This story of a child and their dog introduces a way to talk about feelings. Ages up to 3.

Kind Crocodile by Leo Timmers (Mar. 7, $16.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-77657-470-4). A mouse, a hog, and an antelope are in danger, and one by one they find shelter on Crocodile’s back. Ages 1–3.

What’s That, Jack? by Cédric Ramadier, illus. by Vincent Bourgeau (Apr. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-500-8). Curious animals Jack and George find an object that changes with the landscape, then turns into a blanket to keep them warm. Ages 2–5.

Perfect Presents! by Anke Kuhl (May 2, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-499-5). A satisfied lizard spots the perfect present for a hard-to-please friend. Ages 4–10.

The Moon Is a Ball: Stories of Panda & Squirrel by Ed Franck, illus. by Khing Thé (Apr. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-493-3) contains philosophical and funny stories about an unbreakable friendship between these two animals. Ages 5–8.

The Bear and the Wildcat by Kazumi Yumoto, illus. by Komako Sakai (Feb. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-877467-70-7) shows a way through intense grief and simultaneously tells the story of a hopeful new friendship. Ages 5–9.

Any Body: A Comic Compendium of Important Facts and Feelings About Our Bodies by Katharina von der Gathen, illus. by Anke Kuhl (May 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-498-8), is a comic reference for children and early teens who want to understand and feel at home in their own bodies. Ages 8–13.


Detective Gordon looks for clues in A Case with a Bang by Ulf Nilsson, illus. by Gitte Spee (Mar. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-487-2), ages 6–9.

Gibbs Smith

Garden Walk by Virginia Brimhall Snow (Feb. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-6252-5). Readers stroll through Grammy’s garden and surrounding woods to discover many different kinds of vegetables, fruits, trees, flowers, and animals. Ages 4–8.

A Kid’s Guide to Backyard Birds (Mar. 7, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4236-6263-1) and A Kid’s Guide to Backyard Bugs (Mar. 7, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4236-6265-5) by Eliza Berkowitz, illus. by Nicole Larue, are identification books offering information on easy-to-spot birds and common insects. Ages 6–8.


BabyLit builds with O Is for Ocean (Apr. 4, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4236-6342-3) and P Is for Pirate (Apr. 4, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4236-6153-5), illus. by Greg Paprocki, ages up to 3. And Layered View issues

Grow Your Own Way by Helen Dardik (Apr. 4, $16.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4236-6358-4) and Some Dogs by Lydia Nichols (Apr. 4, $16.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4236-6370-6), ages up to 3.


Wings, Waves & Webs: Patterns in Nature by Robin Mitchell Cranfield (Apr. 18, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-676-5) introduces patterns found in nature featuring spots and stripes, spirals and symmetry, and waves and honeycombs. Ages 2–6.

Welcome, Rain! by Sheryl McFarlane, illus. by Christine Wei (Apr. 11, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-695-6). Cycling through the four seasons, this book explores a child’s many feelings about wet weather. Ages 3–6.

What Will I Discover? by Tanya Lloyd Kyi, illus. by Rachel Qiuqi (May 9, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-861-5). A young scientist asks big questions about the mysteries that scientists have yet to discover. Ages 3–6.

Super Small: Miniature Marvels of the Natural World by Tiffany Stone, illus. by Ashley Spires (Apr. 11, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-656-7), takes a closer look at super-small creatures with astounding abilities. Ages 4–8.

A Tulip in Winter: A Story About Folk Artist Maud Lewis by Kathy Stinson, illus. by Lauren Soloy (Mar. 7, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-951-3), profiles this artist, and celebrates her expression of joy and beauty. Ages 5–8.

The Stars by Jacques Goldstyn, trans. by Helen Mixter (May 16, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-919-3). Yakov grows up following his passion for the stars and achieves his dream of working for NASA building space probes. Ages 7–10.

What’s Wild Outside Your Door? Discovering Nature in the City by Peter Wohlleben, illus. by Jane Billinghurst (Apr. 18, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-895-0), is a nonfiction guide to finding nature in the city. Ages 8–12.

Mission: Arctic: A Scientifc Adventure to a Changing North Pole by Katharina Weiss-Tuider, illus. by Christian Schneider (May 23, $22.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-956-8), follows the 2019 MOSAiC expedition—the largest Arctic expedition ever undertaken—to discover how one of the world’s crucial ecosystems is changing. Ages 9–14.

Greystone Kids/Aldana Libros

Afterward, Everything Was Different: A Tale of the Pleistocene by Jairo Buitrago, illus. by Rafael Yockteng (May 9, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77840-060-5), imagines that a girl’s observations of her life and surroundings drawn on cave walls more than 40,000 years ago marked the dawn of art and storytelling. Ages 4–8.


Afikomen by Tziporah Cohen, illus. by Yaara Eshet (Mar. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-606-6). Three children at a Passover seder are magically transported to ancient Egypt to help baby Moses find his way safely to Pharaoh’s daughter. Ages 3–7.

Happy Birthday to Me by Thao Lam (Apr. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-872-5). A child runs through a spectrum of emotions on their birthday. Ages 3–7.

The Invitation by Stacey May Fowles, illus. by Marie Lafrance (Apr. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-661-5). Fern expects the worst when she opens her mailbox and finds an invitation to a special surprise at the museum. Ages 3–7.

The Last Two Crayons by Leah Freeman-Haskin, illus. by Shantala Robinson (Apr. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-623-3). Sienna looks forward to drawing a picture for her school’s art show until she ends up with the last two available crayons at the art table—dark brown and light brown. Ages 3–7.

Peaceful Me by Sandra V. Feder, illus. by Rahele Jomepour Bell (May 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-341-6). A child describes the different times when he feels peaceful, as well as how he copes when he needs to find a calm state again. Ages 3–7.

The Remembering Stone by Carey Sookocheff (Mar. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-589-2). The perfectly round stone that Alice keeps in her pocket to remember her grandfather by goes missing. Ages 3–7.

We Are Lions! by Jens Mattsson, trans. by B.J. Woodstein (Mar. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-701-8). Brothers adapt their favorite game—imagining they are lions on the savannah—when one of them becomes ill and must stay in the hospital. Ages 3–7.

Two Green Birds by Geraldo Valério (May 2, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-795-7). A child in Brazil experiences the beauty and wonder of the natural world, and comes to understand his role within it. Ages 6–9.

Catch Me If I Fall by Barry Jonsberg (Mar. 7, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-77306-891-6). In a future Australia ravaged by climate change, twins Ashleigh and Aiden’s world unravels when one of them is seriously injured. Ages 8–12.

Alone: The Journeys of Three Young Refugees by Paul Tom, illus. by Mélanie Baillairgé, trans. by Arielle Aaronson (May 2, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-927-2), relates the true stories of Afshin, Alain, and Patricia, unaccompanied minors who journey to Canada seeking refugee status. Ages 12–18.

Cleaning Up by Leanne Lieberman (Apr. 4, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-77306-806-0). When cleaning houses, Jess finds a secret diary and imagines what it would be like to be a girl who has everything. Ages 14–18.


Malaika is back for Malaika, Carnival Queen by Nadia L. Hohn, illus. by Irene Luxbacher (May 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-850-3), ages 3–7. Sometimes I Feel Like rolls along with Sometimes I Feel Like a River by Danielle Daniel, illus. by Josée Bisaillon (Mar. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-695-0), ages 3–7. Speak Out welcomes Malala Speaks Out by Malala Yousafzai, trans. by Susan Ouriou, illus. by Yael Frankel (Apr. 4, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-916-6), ages 9–12. And Thinkcities expands with City of Neighbors by Andrea Curtis, illus. by Katy Dockrill (May 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-816-9), ages 9–12.

Hardie Grant

Tim Te Maro and the Subterranean Heartsick Blues by H.S. Valley (Feb. 14, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-76050-875-3). Two boys start to bond when assigned as a team for a class project in this LGBTQ YA novel set in a magical boarding school. Ages 14–17.

Hardie Grant/Little Hare

A Human for Kingsley by Gabriel Evans (Mar. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-76050-691-9) is a tale of pet adoption from the perspective of a dog. Ages 3–5.

A Job for Kingsley by Gabriel Evans (June 13, $17.99, ISBN: 9781761210211). Kingsley the dog goes on a mission to find a job that would be the right fit for him. Ages 3 and up.


Alphabuddies: G Is First by Beth Bacon and Karen Kane, illus. by Eric Barclay, (July 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305597-1). When G wants to be first in the alphabet song, A has a big problem. Ages 4–8.

Animal Words: Teach Kids How to Read Art and Words by Ji Lee (July 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-324499-3). Readers meet four-legged, two-finned, and webbed-toe friends in this introduction to the animal world. Ages 4–8.

Being a Cat: A Tail of Curiosity by Maria Gianferrari, illus. by Pete Oswald (Apr. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306792-9). A child and their cat embrace their curiosity: wandering, exploring, and discovering all day long. Ages 4–8.

A Book About You and All the World Too! by Jean Reidy, illus. by Joey Chou (June 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-304152-3), focuses on the magic and wonder that come from collaboration and getting involved in groups and the community. Ages 4–8.

Boop! by Bea Birdsong, illus. by Linzie Hunter (June 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-321480-4). Readers are invited to boop all the snoots they see—on all types of dogs. Ages 4–8.

Boy Dad by Sean Williams, illus. by Jay Davis (May 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-311364-0), celebrates fathers who love to spend time with and support their sons. Ages 4–8.

Bravo, Avocado! by Chana Stiefel, illus. by Anna Sussbauer (Mar. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-307698-3). Avocado longs to stand out and be today’s special at the farmer’s market. Ages 4–8.

The Deep End: Real Facts About the Unexplored Ocean by Drew Sheneman (July 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-322455-1). Brownbeard the pirate and his first mate Alan the parrot explore the deep sea. Ages 4–8.

Finding Papa by Angela Pham Krans, illus. by Thi Bui (Feb. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306096-8), follows young Mai and her mother’s perilous journey from Vietnam to America to find Papa—who left ahead of them to start a better life for their family. Ages 4–8.

Friends Beyond Measure by Lalena Fisher (Feb. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-321052-3). Infographics help tell the story of Ana and Harwin’s friendship and how they work through their emotions when one friend learns the other is moving far away. Ages 4–8.

Gato Guapo by Anika Aldamuy Denise, illus. by Zara Gonzalez Hoang (Feb. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306266-5). Nine kittens follow Gato Guapo around, but when it’s time to count them, they go missing, along with a piece of Gato Guapo’s clothes. Ages 4–8.

Good Night, Little Man by Daniel Bernstrom, illus. by Heidi Woodward Sheffield (June 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-301114-4). When Little Man’s favorite stuffed animal is misplaced, the family conducts a house-wide search, keeping everyone awake way past bedtime. Ages 4–8.

Greenlight: A Children’s Picture Book About an Essential Neighborhood Traffic Light by Breanna Carzoo (July 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305406-6). Frustrated that cars can’t drive away from her fast enough when she shines, Greenlight quits working, resulting in a massive traffic jam. Ages 4–8.

I Absolutely, Positively Love My Spots by Lid’ya C. Rivera, illus. by Niña Mata (June 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-311997-0). A girl with vitiligo celebrates her skin. Ages 4–8.

I Am a Dragon! A Squabble & a Quibble by Sabina Hahn (July 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-325399-5). A squad of frogs insist that the new creature in the pond is a Very Big Frog, but the creature begs to differ. Ages 4–8.

I Live in a Tree Trunk by Meg Fleming, illus. by Brandon James Scott (Apr. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-320521-5). After a porcupine says “I live in a tree trunk,” all the baby animals begin eagerly sharing where they live. Ages 4–8.

La Guitarrista by Lucky Diaz, illus. by Micah Player (May 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-325415-2). Canta finds a broken guitar in the trash and with the help of her community she moves closer to her dream of becoming a rock star. Ages 4–8.

Max and Moonbean by Rob Scotton (May 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299038-9). A space creature named Moonbeam crashes into Max’s room the night before show-and-tell and helps Max find his confidence. Ages 4–8.

The Mermaid Princesses by Maya Cameron-Gordon, illus. by Mirelle Ortega (Mar. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-320525-3). Three Black mermaid sisters couldn’t be more different, and they each wish to wear the underwater crown. Ages 4–8.

Never Forget Eleanor by Jason June, illus. by Loren Long (Feb. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-303962-9). When Elijah’s beloved grandmother doesn’t show up for their story session, Elijah must find a way to use stories and words to bring Grandma home. Ages 4–8.

One Day by Joanna Ho, illus. by Faith Pray (Mar. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305692-3). As they go through their day together, a mother shares her hopes and dreams for her baby boy as she envisions him exploring the world. Ages 4–8.

The Red Jacket by Bob Holt (July 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-323760-5). Bob the Seagull suddenly feels cool and popular when he’s given a red jacket. Ages 4–8.

Rock, Rosetta, Rock! Roll, Rosetta, Roll! Presenting Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the Godmother of Rock & Roll by Tonya Bolden, illus. by R. Gregory Christie (Feb. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299438-7), delivers a true story about the life, career, and impact of this trailblazing 20th-century blues and gospel singer. Ages 4–8.

A Smart, Smart School by Sharon Creech, illus. by Anait Semirdzhyan (June 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305961-0). When favorite teacher Mr. Keene returns to school after the strict new principal subs, he teaches his students how to balance learning and fun. Ages 4–8.

Spring Sings for the Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle (Feb. 7, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-298571-2). Even the Grouchy Ladybug celebrates the new life that blossoms during spring. Ages 4–8.

The Storytellers Rule by Christy Mandin (Mar. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-304735-8). A group of exuberant writing supplies help a girl experiencing a creative block to finish her story. Ages 4–8.

Tell Me Your Dreams by Amanda Kloots, illus. by Alex Willmore (Apr. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-322511-4). Before baby goes to sleep, he tells his mother all the things he wants to dream about. Ages 4–8.

We Are a Song by Lorian Tu (May 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297054-1). As all her siblings run errands to help prepare for a very special day, Emilyn tries to write the perfect poem to describe what it means to be in their big, loving family. Ages 4–8.

Wei Skates On by Nathan Chen, illus. by Lorraine Nam (Feb. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-328282-7), is a figure-skating story from this Olympic gold medalist about facing your fears and finding the joy in sports, no matter the outcome. Ages 4–8.

When You Were New by Jennifer Harris, illus. by Lenny Wen (Mar. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-313719-6), celebrates some exciting first-time experiences, including beach days, befriending the family dog, and story time on the couch. Ages 4–8.

Call Me Adnan by Reem Faruqi (May 16, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-328494-4). When tragedy strikes, aspiring table-tennis champion Adnan and his family must cope with a terrible loss and come together again. Ages 8–12.

Code Name Bananas by David Walliams (Mar. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284015-8). In 1940 London, Eric and his zookeeper uncle take favorite animal Gertrude the gorilla on the run with them to escape the Nazi bombings. Ages 8–12.

Creatures of the In Between by Cindy Lin (Apr. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306479-9). Prince Jin must find a monster companion before his 13th birthday or lose the throne. Ages 8–12.

Hamra and the Jungle of Memories by Hanna Alkaf (Mar. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-320795-0). Angry that everyone has forgotten her 13th birthday, Hamra ignores the rules of the jungle near her home and must answer to an enormous weretiger for her crimes. Ages 8–12.

Haru, Zombie Dog Hero by Ellen Oh (July 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-327229-3). Luke’s dog, Haru, has been turned into a zombie. Ages 8–12.

The House Swap by Yvette Clark (Feb. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-303453-2). Two girls, one American and one British, become friends and confidantes when their families swap houses for the summer. Ages 8–12.

Matteo by Michael Leali (May 23, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-311991-8). Matteo is determined to grow into a great baseball player like his father, but soon he sprouts leaves and finds bark on his skin, leading to surprising discoveries about his family tree. Ages 8–12.

The One and Only Ruby by Katherine Applegate (May 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-308008-9). The baby elephant from The One and Only Ivan, now grown, shares her own backstory in this novel-in-verse. Ages 8–12.

Starboard by Nicola Skinner (Mar. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-307173-5). A girl who has let reality show fame go to her head is taken on an adventure she never asked for when she boards a magical ship with a big personality. Ages 8–12.

The Truth About 5th Grade by Mark Parisi and Kim Tomsic (July 11, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-06-303871-4). When school starts, Charli learns that her BFF Alex has betrayed her by sharing her biggest secret and Alex has no choice but to try to correct the record. Ages 8–12.

Vivian Lantz’s Second Chances by Kathryn Ormsbee (May 30, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306004-3). Vivian’s first day of eighth grade is a series of disasters. Ages 8–12.

What Stays Buried by Suzanne Young (Mar. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-325712-2). Calista will lose her ability to speak with the dead on her 13th birthday, and with time running out, she must stop an angry ghost responsible for the disappearances of local children. Ages 8–12.

When Clouds Touch Us by Thanhhà Lai (May 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-304700-6). This sequel to the National Book Award and Newbery Honor-winning Inside Out and Back Again follows Hà and her family, refugees from the Vietnam War, through another year of upheaval, growth, and love. Ages 8–12.

Harboring Hope: The True Story of How Henny Sinding Helped Denmark’s Jews Escape the Nazis by Susan Hood (Mar. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-321448-4) reveals the true story of how 22-year-old Sinding helped smuggle hundreds of Jewish families in occupied Denmark to safety in Sweden during the Holocaust. Ages 10 and up.


Ally Baby Can by Nyasha Williams, illus. by Jade Orlando, builds with Ally Baby Can: Be an Eco-Activist (Feb. 14, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-321456-9), ages 4–8. Joining My First I Can Read are Pinkfong: Everybody Dances! (Mar. 7, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-327245-3), Little Critter: Monster Truck by Mercer Mayer (Mar. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243149-3), and Pete the Kitty’s Outdoor Art Project by James and Kimberly Dean, illus. by James Dean (Mar. 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297432-7), ages 4–8.

I Can Read Comics Level 1 expands with Smurfs: Mind the Cat by Peyo, illus. by Walter Carzon (Mar. 28, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-307802-4), ages 4–8. New I Can Read Level 1 titles are Baby Shark: Happy Mommy’s Day (Mar. 7, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-315897-9), The Berenstain Bears Blast Off! by Mike Berenstain (Feb. 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302450-2), and Magic Mixies: A Mixed-Up Adventure by Mickey Domenici (June 13, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-331090-2), ages 4–8. I Can Read Level 2 wags along with Reina Ramos Meets a Big Puppy by Emma Otheguy, illus. by Andrés Landazábal (May 30, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-322315-8), ages 4–8.

Pete the Cat returns in Hickory Dickory Dock by James and Kimberly Dean, illus. by James Dean (May 16, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297428-0), ages 4–8. HarperChapters gains Dungeons & Dragons #2 by Diane Walker, illus. by Mario Oscar Gabriele (June 27, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-303920-9), and Twins vs. Triplets #2–#4 by Jennifer Torres, illus. by Vanessa Flores: Prank-or-Treat (July 18, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-305947-4), Best Friends Fornever (July 18, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-305950-4), and Club Chaos (July 18, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-305953-5), ages 6–10. Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids guffaws along with Dad Jokes by Rob Elliott (May 2, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-328770-9), ages 6–10. My Weirdtastic School, a new My Weird School arc set in fourth grade, kicks off with Miss Banks Pulls Lots of Pranks! (Feb. 14, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-320691-5) and Uncle Fred Is a Knucklehead! (June 13, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-320696-0) by Dan Gutman, illus. by Jim Paillot, ages 6–10.

Rainbow High goes to the head of the class with Amaya’s First Day Drama (June 6, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-325615-6) and Get a Clue! (Mar. 7, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-325613-2) by Steve Foxe, ages 6–10. Bamboo Kingdom by Erin Hunter gains Journey to the Dragon Mountain (Feb. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302204-1), ages 8–12. A new Bravelands: Thunder on the Plains arc by Hunter begins with The Shattered Horn (May 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-296696-4), ages 8–12. Fireborn by Aisling Fowler picks up Phoenix and the Frost Palace (Apr. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299674-9), ages 8–12. Joining The Secret of Glendunny by Kathryn Lasky is The Searchers (Mar. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-303106-7), ages 8–12. Hunter’s Warriors: A Starless Clan continues with Shadow (Apr. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305021-1), ages 8–12. Rise by Soman Chainani concludes with Fall of the School for Good and Evil (May 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-326953-8), ages 8 and up. And This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi serves up These Infinite Threads (Feb. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297247-7), ages 13 and up.


The Making of Butterflies by Zora Neale Hurston, adapted by Ibram X. Kendi, illus. by Kah Yangni, (Mar. 7, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-311158-5). This African American folktale explains why the creator made butterflies. Ages up to 4.

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All’s Right with the World by Jennifer Adams, illus. by Christopher Silas Neal (Mar. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-296248-5), is a child-friendly reimagining of the classic poem “Pippa’s Song” by Robert Browning, an ode to the familiar rhthms of a child’s life. Ages 4–8.

The Digger and the Butterfly by Joseph Kuefler (May 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-323794-0). When a caterpillar weaves its cocoon onto Digger’s bucket, the hardworking truck is forced to be still and begins to notice the world beyond his worksite. Ages 4–8.

Just One Little Light by Kat Yeh, illus. by Isabelle Arsenault (June 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-309496-3), explores how one simple act can be the beginning of real change. Ages 4–8.

One Chicken Nugget by Tadgh Bentley (Mar. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-268982-5). Frank the monster’s enthusiasm for chicken nuggets scares Celeste’s other customers away, so she cooks up an eating contest to try to get rid of him. Ages 4–8.

Only for a Little While by Gabriela Orozco Belt, illus. by Richy Sánchez Ayala (June 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-320663-2). When Maribel’s family has to move in with Tia Carmen, she and her sister feel unsettled. Ages 4–8.

Simon and the Better Bone by Corey R. Tabor (May 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-327555-3). Down by the pond, Simon meets another dog just like him that has a bone just like his, only better. Ages 4–8.

Thank You, Teacher! by Cate Berry, illus. by Sara Varon (Mar. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-249157-2), serves up a humorous ode to the teachers who go above and beyond. Ages 4–8.

Camp Sylvania by Julie Murphy (June 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-311402-9). Maggie has her heart set on attending Camp Rising Star, the famous performing arts camp, but her parents send her to Camp Sylvania instead, a fat camp run by a wellness influencer where weird things happen and campers begin to go missing. Ages 8–12.

The Grace of Wild Things by Heather Fawcett (Feb. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-314262-6). Grace runs away from her orphanage with hopes of learning to use her magic as apprentice to a witch in the nearby woods. Ages 8–12.

Leeva at Last by Sara Pennypacker, illus. by Matthew Cordell (Mar. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-311442-5). A precocious girl sets out to answer the question “What are people for?” and kicks off a chain of events that transforms her community in surprising ways. Ages 8–12.

Nic Blake and the Remarkables: The Manifestor Prophecy by Angie Thomas (Apr. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-322513-8). In this contemporary fantasy trilogy launch, Nic wants to be a powerful Manifestor like her father, but must first locate a magic tool to save him from imprisonment for a crime she refuses to believe he committed. Ages 8–12.

The Pearl Hunter by Miya T. Beck (Feb. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-323819-0). When Kishi is stolen and killed by the legendary Ghost Whale while diving for pearls, her sister Kai strikes a deal with the gods for her sister’s soul. Ages 8–12.

The Ojja-Wojja by Magdalene Visaggio, illus. by Jenn St-Onge (Mar. 7, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-285242-7). Two misfit tweens set out to research the legend behind a local ghost story—and end up unleashing a demon on their hometown. Ages 10 and up.

Lose You to Find Me by Erik J. Brown (May 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305502-5). Tommy is thrown together with his childhood crush Gabe after they both get after-school jobs at a retirement home. Ages 13 and up.

The Luis Ortega Survival Club by Sonora Reyes (May 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306030-2). After Ari attracts the attention of popular Luis and it leads to unwanted sex at a party, she processes what happened and discovers a group of students who want to expose Luis for the predator he is. Ages 13 and up.

Nigeria Jones by Ibi Zoboi (May 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288884-6). Raised in a Black separatist group, 17-year-old Nigeria begins to question everything when her mother disappears and the search for her reveals shocking truths. Ages 13 and up.

Only This Beautiful Moment by Abdi Nazemian (May 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-303937-7) is a tale of trauma and love set against the backdrop of Tehran and Los Angeles in three different eras. Ages 13 and up.

Return of the Vengeful Queen by C.J. Redwine (July 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-290899-5). Charis is determined to bring lasting peace to her kingdom regardless of the cost to her heart. Ages 13 and up.

When the Vibe Is Right by Sarah Dass (May 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-301857-0). During Trinidad’s Carnival, Tess is forced to team up with a classmate who irks her in order to save her family’s masquerade band. Ages 13 and up.

America Redux: Visual Stories from Our Dynamic History by Ariel Aberg-Riger (May 2, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305753-1). Twenty-one visual stories look at the myths Americans have been telling themselves for centuries and explore the unexpected and sometimes dark side of our country’s cultural history. Ages 14 and up.

Cursed Crowns by Catherine Doyle and Katherine Webber (May 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-311616-0). Twin queens Wren and Rose have claimed their crowns, but not everyone is happy about witches sitting on the throne. Ages 14 and up.

Imogen, Obviously by Becky Alber-
talli (May 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-304587-3). When Imogen is introduced to her friend Lili’s new squad of queer college friends, she gladly plays along with the fib that she and Lili dated. Ages 14 and up.

Julieta and the Romeos by Maria E. Andreu (May 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299654-1). Julieta is determined to figure out which of the boys in her real-world orbit is the anonymous commenter on the online poetry she is posting for her writing seminar. Ages 14 and up.

Revelle by Lyssa Mia Smith (Feb. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-323926-5) is a fantasy inspired by Moulin Rouge and set on an island in a magical version of Prohibition-era New York. Ages 14 and up.

Someone You Loved by Robin Constantine (June 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243886-7). Sarah feels unmoored following her boyfriend’s sudden death and wonders if she is betraying him when she finds comfort in nightly talks with his best friend. Ages 14 and up.


Emmie & Friends by Terri Libenson welcomes Surprisingly Sarah (May 2, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-313921-3), ages 8–12.

Title in Spanish

Por un ratito (Only for a Little While) by Gabriela Orozco Belt, illus. by Richy Sánchez Ayala (June 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-328729-7), ages 4–8.


Swaddled with Love by Alessandra Preziosi, illus. by Anoosha Syed (Apr. 4, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-358-62033-4), depicts cozy moments when a baby drifts off to sleep and features a book cover that folds and tucks like a swaddle. Ages up to 4.

Alligators, Alligators by Eve Bunting, illus. by Diane Ewen (July 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-84626-6). Jim and his father run a popular swamp tour during which Jim’s flute-playing makes the alligators dance. Ages 4–8.

Ancestory: The Mystery and Majesty of Ancient Cave Art by Hannah Salyer (Apr. 11, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-358-46984-1) investigates who created ancient wall art that’s been discovered around the world, and why. Ages 4–8.

B Is for Bellies by Rennie Dyball, illus. by Mia Saine (July 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-68365-0), is a celebration of every body from A to Z. Ages 4–8.

The Book of Turtles by Sy Montgomery, illus. by Matt Patterson (May 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-45807-4), delivers a fact-filled ode to these long-lived, unhurried, and ancient shelled reptiles. Ages 4–8.

Cake vs. Pie by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, illus. by Stephani Stilwell (June 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-55560-5). There’s only one way to settle the title of favorite dessert: food fight! Ages 4–8.

The City Tree by Shira Boss, illus. by Lorena Alvarez (Apr. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-42341-6). A newly planted sidewalk tree transforms a city neighborhood as residents nurture it through the seasons. Ages 4–8.

Lost Cat! by Jacqueline K. Rayner (Mar. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-96720-6). A girl worries about her missing cat while the reader gets a behind-the-scenes view of where he is and what he’s doing. Ages 4–8.

The Moon Remembers by E.B. Goodale (May 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-68232-5) offers a look at how the moon has been a guardian for all babies—plants, animals, humans—and remembers each one. Ages 4–8.

Ready for Kindergarten by Bethany V. Freitas (May 10, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-332197-7) follows an eager group of soon-to-be kindergarteners as they get ready for their first day of school. Ages 4–8.

Same Love, Different Hug by Sarah Hovorka, illus. by Abbey Bryant (June 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-71281-7), takes a look at the many ways in which we can show each other affection and respect boundaries. Ages 4–8.

The Umbrella by Beth Ferry, illus. by Tom Lichtenheld (Mar. 21, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-358-44772-6). In a dreary town where it always rains, a girl and her dog discover an unexpected way to spread the light. Ages 4–8.

Wallflowers by MacKenzie Joy (Feb. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-72646-3) celebrates shy children. Ages 4–8.

We Are Branches by Joyce Sidman, illus. by Beth Krommes (May 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-53818-9). This companion to Swirl pays tribute to branches, nature’s most efficient way to spread and to connect. Ages 4–8.

What My Daddy Loves by Raissa Figueroa (May 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-58877-1) depicts lots of fathers and the different kinds of activities they love doing with their kids. Ages 4–8.

The Do-Over by Rodrigo Vargas, illus. by Coni Yovaniniz (May 23, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-358-39405-1). In this graphic novel series starter, three girls open their own hair styling studio. Ages 8–12.

Drew LeClair Crushes the Case by Katryn Bury (Apr. 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-70152-1). When budding detective Drew finds out that there’s a thief breaking into the PE lockers at school and leaving cryptic ransom notes, it’s hard to resist getting involved in a new case. Ages 8–12.

Global Warning by Steven B. Frank (Mar. 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-56617-5). A group of 12-year-old friends concerned about climate change propose a new way to save the Earth: amending the U.S. Constitution. Ages 8–12.

The International House of Dereliction by Jacqueline Davies (July 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-325807-5). Quirky, tool-wielding Alice begins to repair the dilapidated mansion next door—only to discover the old house is home to ghosts, and they need mending, too. Ages 8–12.

Izzy at the End of the World by K.A. Reynolds (Feb. 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-46777-9). Fourteen-year-old Izzy, an autistic girl surviving the end of the world, must team up with her dog to uncover the hidden truth behind her family and the rest of humanity’s disappearance. Ages 8–12.

Joy, to the World by Kai Shappley and Lisa Bunker (May 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-324275-3). Told she’s off the cheerleading team, 12-year-old trans girl Joy fights the school board for her right to cheer. Ages 8–12.

The Labors of Hercules Beal by Gary D. Schmidt (May 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-65963-1). When Hercules Beal is assigned to perform the Twelve Labors of Hercules in real life, he makes discoveries about friendship, community, and himself. Ages 8–12.

The Monkey Trial: John Scopes and the Battle Over Teaching Evolution by Anita Sanchez (Mar. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-45769-5). This account of the 1925 Scopes Trial (aka “the Monkey Trial”) reveals little-known facts about the fight to teach evolution in schools and highlights the quiet dignity of the teacher who stood up for his students’ right to learn. Ages 8–12.

My Not-So-Great French Escape by Cliff Burke (Mar. 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-70150-7). Rylan thinks a summer farming program in France will be dreamy, but then learns his long-lost father lives in France and wants to meet. Ages 8–12.

Pebble and Wren by Chris Hallbeck (Apr. 11, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-358-54128-8). Wren and her live-in monster learn about what makes them different—and what unites them. Ages 8–12.

The Probability of Everything by Sarah Everett (June 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-325655-2). With an asteroid streaking the sky with an 84.7% chance of hitting Earth, Kei decides to put together a time capsule that will capture her family’s truth. Ages 8–12.

Puppy Love by Gary Soto (June 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-326778-7). Jordan dives into the waters of a dangerous irrigation canal to save a drowning puppy and suddenly has even more on his mind than kissing his crush and making the basketball team. Ages 8–12.

The Takeout by Tracy Badua (May 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-67173-2). When a celebrity chef’s new restaurant threatens Mila’s family’s food truck, she plans to expose them for the recipe thieves they are—even if that means dabbling in the Filipino folk magic she’s tried to avoid. Ages 8–12.

Wow in the World: What in the Wow?! 250 Bonkerballs Facts by Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz, illus. by Dave Coleman (Feb. 7, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-358-69709-1), contains 250 unusual facts, covering topics such as animals, architecture, inventions, food, space, and dinosaurs. Ages 8–12.

The Windeby Puzzle by Lois Lowry (Feb. 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-67250-0) transports readers to an Iron Age world through the dual narrative of a boy and girl both battling to survive. Ages 10 and up.

Project Nought by Chelsey Furedi, illus. by Chelsey Furedi (Feb. 21, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-358-38169-3). In this debut graphic novel, tech conglomerate Chronotech sponsors a time-travel program to help students in 2122 learn history from real-life subjects who’ve been transported into the future. Ages 13 and up.

83 Days in Mariupol: A War Diary by Don Brown (May 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-331156-5) captures the complexities of the war in Ukraine, focusing on the siege of Mariupol and the brave people who stayed to defend their city against Russian forces. Ages 14 and up.

Bianca Torre Is Afraid of Everything by Justine Pucella Winans (Apr. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-72164-2). Anxious, introverted nonbinary teen birder Bianca finds themself solving a murder mystery with their neighbor/fellow anime-lover, while falling for a cute girl from their birding group. Ages 14 and up.

The Hills of Estrella Roja by Ashley Robin Franklin (May 30, $18.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-358-56702-8). A paranormal podcaster visits small-town Texas and teams up with a cute outsider to unearth the truth behind the haunting red lights that float above its hills. Ages 14 and up.


Curious Baby Curious George by H.A. Rey greets Curious George’s Colors: High Contrast Tummy Time Book (Feb. 7, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-358-72993-8), ages up to 4. Snail and Worm are back for Snail and Worm, of Course by Tina Kügler (July 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-52120-4), ages 4–8. The Sparkle Dragons by Emma Carlson Berne, illus. by Luke Flowers, shines on with One Horn to Rule Them All (June 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-53812-7), ages 6–10. Stick and Stone take center stage in Stick and Stone on the Go by Beth Ferry, illus. by Kristen Cella (Feb. 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-358-54938-3), ages 6–10. Sloth Sleuth by Cyndi Marko takes on a new case with The Legend of Gnawface (July 11, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-358-44894-5), ages 8–12. And The Lightstruck concludes the Darkening duology by Sunya Mara (July 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-56199-6), ages 13 and up.


You Are Here: Connecting Flights, edited by Ellen Oh (Mar. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-323908-1). Twelve Asian American authors explore themes of identity and belonging via interwoven stories set in a busy Chicago airport. Ages 8–12.

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Series in Spanish

I Can Read Level 2 rolls on with Reina Ramos conoce un cachorro enorme (Reina Ramos Meets a Big Puppy) by Emma Otheguy, illus. by Andrés Landazábal, trans. by Isabel Mendoza (May 30, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-323003-3), ages 4–8.


Spark, Shine, Glow! What a Light Show by Lola M. Schaefer, illus. by James Yang (May 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-245711-0), illuminates the concept of light. Ages up to 8.

Hello, Mister Blue by Daria Peoples (May 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-320675-5). On a stroll in the park with her grandfather, a girl meets Papa’s longtime friend, a street musician without a home. Ages 4–8.

Hey Otter! Hey Beaver! by Brian Pinkney (Feb. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-315982-2). Best friends Otter and Beaver both love their stream—but for two very different reasons. Ages 4–8.

Just a Worm by Marie Boyd (Mar. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-321256-5). After being called “just a worm” by two children, Worm sets out to prove how special and important he is to the garden. Ages 4–8.

Mary’s Idea by Chris Raschka (May 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-321050-9) introduces the music and creative process of renowned jazz pianist Mary Lou Williams. Ages 4–8.

Silver Linings by Fiona Woodcock (Feb. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299590-2). Parker always helps his best friend Pip see the bright side of things, but sometimes Parker needs encouragement, too. Ages 4–8.

Snake’s Big Mistake by Sarah Kurpiel (May 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-309321-8). Snake tries to make amends with Turtle after a mishap in art class. Ages 4–8.

The Train Home by Dan-Ah Kim (Apr. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-307691-4). When Nari wishes for a quiet place of her own away from the crowded city, her imagination takes her on a tour of possible locales. Ages 4–8.

Wombats Are Pretty Weird: A (Not So) Serious Guide by Abi Cushman (May 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-323443-7). In sidebars, comic panels, and a map, Snake helps point out how these marsupials are weird but also wonderful. Ages 4–8.

The World and Everything in It by Kevin Henkes (Mar. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-324564-8) encourages readers to be curious about the big and little things in the world, and also everything in between. Ages 4–8.

A Bit of Earth by Karuna Riazi (Mar. 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-309866-4). In this retelling of The Secret Garden, Maria is shipped from Pakistan to a host family in America for a chance at a better life after her parents’ deaths and finds an off-limits, gated garden. Ages 8–12.

Gnome Is Where Your Heart Is by Casey Lyall (May 30, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-323982-1). Lemon tries to prove Grandpa Walt’s story that he was visited by aliens 30 years ago before Alzheimer’s robs his memory. Ages 8–12.

A Snow Day for Plum! by Matt Phelan (Feb. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-307920-5). A blizzard traps nervous Plum the peacock, the zookeeper, and the other animals in the local school overnight after a presentation. Ages 8–12.

There Flies the Witch by Mayonn Paasewe-Valchev (May 16, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299364-9). After being raised by a powerful witch, Red may not know who her true family is, but she’s determined to find out where she truly belongs. Ages 8–12.

Unspoken Magic by Emily Lloyd-Jones (Feb. 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305803-3). Eleven-year-old Fin tries to protect her magical hometown when a film crew from a show about debunking strange myths and legends arrives. Ages 8–12.

The Faint of Heart by Kerilynn Wilson (June 13, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-311622-1). High school student June must figure out how to exist in a world where she is the only one left with a heart in this graphic novel debut. Ages 13 and up.

Greymist Fair by Francesca Zappia (Mar. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-316169-6). When the young tailor of a magical village discovers a body and tries to find the killer, her search leads to more strange happenings. Ages 13 and up.

What She Missed by Liara Tamani (June 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-309328-7). Sixteen-year-old Ebony and her parents must move from Houston to her late grandmother’s house in the country, where her vision of the world morphs during a summer of self-discovery. Ages 13 and up.


Maybe Marisol by Erin Entrada Kelly continues with Only Only Marisol Rainey (May 23, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297048-0), ages 8–12. The Secret Zoo by Bryan Chick wraps up with The Final Fight (Feb. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-327926-1), ages 8–12.


The Untimely Passing of Nicholas Fart: A Who-Dealt-It Mystery by Josh Crute, illus. by James Rey Sanchez (May 23, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-309338-6). Nicholas Fart passes out after smelling something foul, and it’s up to Penelope Whiff to sniff out the culprit who dealt it. Ages 6–10.

Drawn to Change the World: Graphic Novel Collection by Emma Reynolds et al. (June 20, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-308421-6), features 16 youth activists from around the world who are fighting to protect the planet. Ages 8–12.

Ember and the Island of Lost Creatures by Jason Pamment (June 27, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-306520-8). Ember, a tiny human boy, moves to the fantastical Puzzle Island where he finds himself at the heart of an otherworldly mystery that pits him against a strange sea creature. Ages 8–12.

PrestonPlayz: The Mystery of the Super Spooky Secret House by Preston-
Playz, illus. by Dave Bardin (Feb. 28, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306514-7). YouTube superstar PrestonPlayz and his friends accept a dare to spend the night in a haunted house. Ages 8–12.

Saving Chupie by Amparo Ortiz, illus. by Ronnie Garcia (June 13, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-295028-4). In Puerto Rico, Violet tries to convince her new friends that Chupacabra, a gentle, misunderstood monster, is nothing to be scared of. Ages 8–12.

Shakti by S.J. Sindu, illus. by Nabi H. Ali (May 2, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-309011-8). Shakti must learn the power of her ancestral magic if she wants to save her family and town from a curse. Ages 8–12.

Unhappy Camper by Lily Lamotte, illus. by Ann Xu (May 16, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-297389-4). When their parents send them to a Taiwanese American summer camp, very different sisters Claire and Michelle learn more about their culture and each other. Ages 8–12.

Frontera by Julio Anta, illus. by Jacoby Salcedo (June 6, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-305494-3). Mateo must make the dangerous journey back home to Arizona through the Sonoran Desert with the help of a friendly ghost named Guillermo. Ages 13 and up.

Northranger by Rey Terciero, illus. by Bre Indigo (June 6, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-300738-3). When Cade is forced to work on the ranch of his stepfather’s old army general, he finds himself falling for the ranch owner’s mysterious and handsome son. Ages 13 and up.


Joining I Can Read Comics Level 1 are Baby Shark: Luck of the Claw by Pinkfong (May 16, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-315896-2), Fish and Worm by Sergio Ruzzier (May 23, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-329034-1), and Ty’s Travels: Camp Out by Kelly Starling Lyons, illus. by Niña Mata (May 9, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-308365-3), ages 4–8. Cat & Cat Adventures by Susie Yi adds Journey into Unibear City (Apr. 25, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-308386-8), ages 6–10. Crab and Snail return in The Evil Eel by Beth Ferry, illus. by Jared Chapman (Apr. 4, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-296220-1), ages 6–10. New to Cryptid Club by Michael Brumm, illus. by Jeff Mack, is A Nessie Situation (Mar. 14, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-306081-4), ages 6–10. Pea, Bee, & Jay by Brian Smitty Smith picks up The Big Bully (June 20, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-323671-4), ages 6–10. FGTeeV by FGTeeV, illus. by Miguel Díaz Rivas, welcomes Out of Time! (May 30, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-06-326050-4), ages 8–12. The Odds by Matt Stanton gains Run, Odds, Run (Feb. 28, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-306897-1), ages 8–12. And Warriors Graphic Novel by Erin Hunter issues A Thief in Thunderclan (June 6, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-06-324022-3), ages 8–12.



Pete the Cat by James and Kimberly Dean delivers Pete the Cat’s 100 First Words Board Book (May 2, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-311153-0) and Pete the Kitty’s First Steps: Book and Milestone Cards (Mar. 28, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-311152-3), ages up to 4. Berenstain Bears by Mike Berenstain offers The Berenstain Bears’ Big School Project (June 13, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-302435-9), ages 4–8.


The Unstoppable Bridget Bloom by Allison L. Bitz (May 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-326670-4). When Bridget is told she can’t sing at her prestigious boarding school music program due to low grades, she will have to get out of her comfort zone and find a new way to shine. Ages 8–12.

And Break the Pretty Kings by Lena Jeong (June 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-324164-0). Mirae, the heir apparent to the magic that blesses women in her bloodline, must journey though a mythical land to save her kidnapped brother. Ages 13 and up.

Bellegarde by Jamie Lilac (July 11, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-323839-8). Evie can’t understand why ultra-wealthy playboy Beau Bellegarde has taken an interest in her, but she neither trusts nor welcomes the attention. Ages 13 and up.

The Cherished by Patricia Ward (Apr. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-323511-3). Jo’s estranged grandmother leaves her house, her land, and a letter with mysterious demands in her will. Ages 13 and up.

Flowerheart by Catherine Bakewell (Mar. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-321459-0). When Clara’s typically tame magic takes a dark turn, she must learn how to control it. Ages 13 and up.

Hot Dutch Daydream by Kristy Boyce (Apr. 18, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-316030-9). While spending the summer abroad interning in a lab in Amsterdam, Sage reluctantly falls for her mentor’s flirty, impulsive teenage son. Ages 13 and up.

The Lake House by Sarah Beth Durst (Apr. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-321407-1). Three girls must outwit and outlast a mysterious killer on an abandoned island. Ages 13 and up.

Lola at Last by J.C. Peterson (Feb. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306018-0). In this Pride and Prejudice-inspired tale, a boat party-turned-fiery-fiasco results in spirited Lola being assigned to work at a wilderness camp for the summer. Ages 13 and up.

Magic Has No Borders by Samira Ahmed et al. (May 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-320826-1), is an anthology of South Asian folklore, legends, and epics reimagined for a modern audience. Ages 13 and up.

The Mirror World by Femi Fadugba (July 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-307864-2). Eighteen-year-old Rhia is determined to make her mark at Oxford University in this time-twisting fantasy thriller and sequel to The Upper World. Ages 13 and up.

My Week with Him by Joya Goffney (July 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-325474-9). Nikki needs to team up with her mother, her mother’s ex-husband, and a friend/potential boyfriend to find her missing little sister. Ages 13 and up.

Plus One by Kelsey Rodkey (June 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-324372-9). A teen matchmaker challenges herself to get a date to her cousin’s Sweet Sixteen in one week. Ages 13 and up.

Transmogrify! 14 Fantastical Tales of Trans Magic, edited by G. Haron Davis (May 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-321879-6), serves up 14 adventures featuring characters who embody many genders and expressions and experiences. Ages 13 and up.

We Ship It by Lauren Kay (June 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-323099-6). Straight-shooting Olivia meets a charming risk-taker on a family cruise. Ages 13 and up.

If You Still Recognize Me by Cynthia So (May 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-328326-8). Elsie plans to confess her feelings to her long-time—and long-
distance—crush, Ada, and help reunite Ada’s grandmother with a lost pen pal as a romantic gesture. Ages 14 and up.

Lies We Sing to the Sea by Sarah Underwood (Mar. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-323447-5). A mysterious curse causes Leto to die and wake up on a strange island greeted by a beautiful girl who can command the sea in this sapphic fantasy debut. Ages 14 and up.

Riley Weaver Needs a Date to the Gaybutante Ball by Jason June (May 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-326003-0). When Riley overhears a fellow gay classmate say that gay guys just aren’t interested in femme guys or else they wouldn’t be gay, Riley confronts him and makes a bet to prove him wrong. Ages 14 and up.


Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron concludes with Master of Souls (Apr. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287116-9), ages 13 and up. And Jane Austen Murder Mysteries by Tirzah Price
welcomes Manslaughter Park (June 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288986-7), ages 14 and up.


Heroes of the Water Monster by Brian Young (May 23, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299043-3). Two Navajo stepbrothers living in Phoenix must save the world as they know it from a water monster from the Third World. Ages 8–12.


Good Night, Body: Finding Calm from Head to Toe by Britney Winn Lee, illus. by Borghild Fallberg (Feb. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4002-3849-1), guides kids through a meditation designed to help them relax and prepare for sleep. Ages 4-8.

The Miracle of You by Cleere Cherry Reaves, illus. by Alejandra Barajas (Mar. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4002-4210-8), celebrates the unconditional love of a parent and the uniqueness of a child among all the beauty of God’s creation. Ages 4–8.


Night Night by Amy Parker, illus. by Virginia Allyn, swims along with Night Night, Ocean (May 30, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4003-0900-9), ages up to 4. And Time to Pray by Bonnie Rickner Jensen, illus. by Natalia Moore, adds A Very Sparkly Summertime Prayer (Apr. 18, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4002-3943-6), ages up to 4.

HarperCollins/Quill Tree

How to Write a Poem by Kwame Alexander and Deanna Nikaido, illus. by Melissa Sweet (Apr. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306090-6), invites readers to discover their very own poetry in the world around them. Ages 4–8.

Ketanji: Justice Jackson’s Journey to the U.S. Supreme Court by Kekla Magoon, illus. by Laura Freeman (June 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-329616-9), offers a portrait of the first Black woman to serve as a Supreme Court justice. Ages 4–8.

It’s Boba Time for Pearl Li! by Nicole Chen (Feb. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-322861-0). In the summer before seventh grade, a Taiwanese American girl aims to gain her family’s acceptance and save her favorite boba tea shop by selling her handcrafted amigurumi dolls. Ages 8–12.

Land of Broken Promises by Jane Kuo (May 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-311904-8). Just when Taiwanese immigrant Anna and her family have finally made a life for themselves in the U.S., their visas expire. Ages 8–12.

Mirror to Mirror by Rajani LaRocca (Mar. 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-304747-1). Identical twin sisters make a bet to trade places at summer camp, and whoever keeps the charade going longest gets to choose the high school they will both attend. Ages 8–12.

No Matter the Distance by Cindy Baldwin (Feb. 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-300644-7). An unexpected animal companion helps a girl with cystic fibrosis learn to write her own story in this novel in verse. Ages 8–12.

Ruby Lost and Found by Christina Li (May 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-300893-9). After her grandfather’s death, Ruby recreates his scavenger hunts to help save a historic Chinatown bakery. Ages 8–12.

School Trip: A Graphic Novel by Jerry Craft (Apr. 4, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-288553-1). In this companion to the Newbery Medalist’s New Kid and Class Act, Jordan, Drew, Liam, and other students from Riverdale Academy are in for an adventure when their faculty guides on a class trip to Paris are replaced at the last minute. Ages 8–12.

The Very Unfortunate Wish of Melony Yoshimura by Waka T. Brown (July 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-323076-7). Twelve-year-old Melony is befriended by the Amanjaku demon and finds herself trapped in the body of an owl as result of the Amanjaku’s magic. Ages 8–12.

Will on the Inside by Andrew Eliopulos (June 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-322870-2). When dedicated soccer player Will is sidelined by a Crohn’s disease diagnosis and his friend group shifts, he starts figuring out who he really is. Ages 8–12.

Wishing Season by Anica Mrose Rissi (June 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-325890-7). Anders has recently died, and his sister Lily must balance her grief and confusion with a brother who isn’t quite gone. Ages 8–12.

The Accursed Vampire #2: The Curse at Witch Camp by Madeline McGrane (Feb. 21, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-295437-4). Drago and their vampire pals head to Witch Camp when Drago stumbles onto an abandoned mini golf course housing a sinister supernatural entity. Ages 10 and up.

The Fire, the Water, and Maudie McGinn by Sally J. Pla (July 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-326879-1) follows neuro-
divergent Maudie during an eventful summer in California with her father, where she struggles with whether to share a big secret about life with her mother and stepdad. Ages 10 and up.

Clementine and Danny Save the World (and Each Other) by Livia Blackburne (July 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-322989-1). Two teens begin to fall in love while working together to protect their Chinatown community from a gentrification project, only to discover their respective anonymous internet alter egos have been clashing for years. Ages 13 and up.

The Girl Next Door by Cecilia Vinesse (May 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-328587-3). Cleo and Marianne start fake dating each other to create some chaos with their exes, Daniel and Kiki, who have become a couple. Ages 13 and up.

I’m Not Here to Make Friends by Andrew Yang (July 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-322327-1). Sabine and Yoona jump at the chance to be contestants on Hotel California, a reality TV show featuring an all-Asian cast. Ages 13 and up.

Love & Resistance by Kara H.L. Chen (July 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-323783-4). After defending herself against a racist comment by a school bully, Olivia joins forces with secret society the Nerd Net. Ages 13 and up.

Money Out Loud: All the Financial Stuff No One Taught Us by Berna Anat, illus. by Monique Sterling (Apr. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306737-0). In this illustrated, lighthearted guide to money, Berna Anat—aka the Financial Hype Woman—freaks out her immigrant parents by doing the unthinkable: talking about money... loudly. Ages 13 and up.

Out of Character by Jenna Miller (Feb. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-324332-3). Relationships in 17-year-old Cass’s real life and secret online roleplaying community catch up with each other in this queer, body-positive love story. Ages 13 and up.

The Queens of New York by E.L. Shen (June 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-323795-7). Inseparable besties Jia, Ariel, and Everett will be physically apart this summer, but they are still mighty together. Ages 13 and up.

Rhythm & Muse by India Hill Brown (May 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-321755-3). Darren pines for his dream girl from afar, until his romantic verse to her, written in secret, becomes the front-runner in a theme song contest for her popular podcast. Ages 13 and up.

While You Were Dreaming by Alisha Rai (Mar. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-308396-7). Sonia goes viral after saving her crush’s life but must dodge the spotlight for fear of bringing attention to her sister who is undocumented. Ages 13 and up.

If I Can Give You That by Michael Gray Bulla (Feb. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-309170-2). Gael gains a new support system and a friendship that is developing into something more when he joins a group for LGBTQ teens, but after tragedy strikes, he must decide whether to risk letting those who care for him in. Ages 14 and up.

The Sharp Edge of Silence by Cameron Kelly Rosenblum (Apr. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-293210-5). Three high school students’ lives intertwine around a sexual assault on their elite private school campus. Ages 14 and up.

This Town Is on Fire by Pamela N. Harris (June 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-321262-6). When a video surfaces of Kylie feeling threatened and calling the police on two Black teens in a Target parking lot, her best friend Naomi, who is Black, is left shaken and lost. Ages 14 and up.


My Weird School Graphic Novel by Dan Gutman, illus. by Jim Paillot, delivers Dorks in New York! (June 27, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-322971-6), ages 6–10.

Titles in Spanish

Pequeña habitación, grandes sueños: El viaje de Julián y Joaquín Castro (Small Room, Big Dreams: The Journey of Julián y Joaquín Castro) by Monica Brown, illus. by Mirelle Ortega (June 27, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-327790-8), ages 4–8. Efrén dividido (Efrén Divided) by Ernesto Cisneros, trans. by David Bowles (July 4, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-324964-6), ages 8–12.


Maribel’s Year by Michelle Sterling, illus. by Sarah Gonzales (May 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-311435-7), recounts the year Maribel and her mother spend in America waiting for Papa to join them from the Philipines. Ages 4–8.

Mr. S by Monica Arnaldo (June 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-300395-8). A kindergarten class arriving for the first day of school can’t find their teacher—only a delicious-looking sandwich and the words “Mr. S” scribbled on the chalkboard. Ages 4–8.

To the Other Side by Erika Meza (Mar. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-307316-6). Two refugee children turn the dangerous trek to cross the border into a game. Ages 4–8.

Absolutely, Positively Natty by Lisa Greenwald (May 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306272-6). Natty deals with moving after her mother’s departure by embracing ultra positivity and starting a pep squad in her new school. Ages 8–12.

Boomi’s Boombox by Shanthi Sekaran (May 23, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305158-4). After Boomi’s father dies, she plays his old boombox and is magically transported to England, 1986, where she meets her 12-year-old dad. Ages 8–12.

Falling Out of Time by Margaret Peterson Haddix (May 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-325161-8). In this companion to Running Out of Time, 12-year-old Zola discovers that she’s related to Jessie Keyser and her seemingly perfect utopian world in 2193 is covering up a dark reality. Ages 8–12.

The Jake Show by Joshua S. Levy (May 23, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-324819-9). Jewish seventh grader Jake is caught between the worlds of his divorced parents—his orthodox mother and secular father. Ages 8–12.

On Air with Zoe Washington by Janae Marks (Feb. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-321231-2). Zoe’s birth father has finally been released from prison to an outpouring of community support, but starting a new chapter is harder than it seems. Ages 8–12.

Bea and the New Deal Horse by L.M. Elliott (Mar. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-321900-7). When the stock market crash of 1929 causes Bea’s father to abandon the family farm, Bea discovers potential in a powerful jumping horse that may be able to save them. Ages 10 and up.

The Song of Us by Kate Fussner (May 30, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-325694-1) is a queer novel-in-verse retelling of “Orpheus and Eurydice” featuring seventh graders Olivia and Eden. Ages 10 and up.

My Flawless Life by Yvonne Woon (Feb. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-300869-4). Hana grapples with the secrets of her classmates at the most elite private school in Washington, D.C., as well as her own life when her senator father is caught in a scandal. Ages 13 and up.

All the Dead Lie Down by Kyrie McCauley (May 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-324298-2). After a tragedy leaves Marin all alone, an acclaimed horror writer offers her a job as a live-in nanny at her coastal estate. Ages 14 and up.

A Long Stretch of Bad Days by Mindy McGinnis (Mar. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-323036-1). Two teen girls team up to investigate a town legend and soon discover some dark and threatening secrets. Ages 14 and up.

Murder on a School Night by Kate Weston (July 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-326027-6). A string of classmate deaths by menstrual cup and sanitary pad sets amateur sleuth Kerry on the trail of a menstrual murderer. Ages 14 and up.

The Sinister Booksellers of Bath by Garth Nix (Mar. 21, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-323633-2). In the sequel to The Left-Handed Booksellers of London, a team of booksellers must fight to keep dangerous magic under cover before the stuff of legends destroys the world. Ages 14 and up.


The Mythics by Lauren Magaziner, illus. by Mirelle Ortega, continues with Hailey and the Dragon (May 16, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305892-7), ages 8–12.


Juneteenth by Van G. Garrett, illus. by Reginald C. Adams and Samson Bimbo Adenugba (May 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-57432-3). A Black child experiences the magic of the Juneteenth parade for the first time with their family. Ages 4–8.

Moon’s Ramadan by Natasha Khan Kazi (Feb. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-69409-0). During the month of Ramadan, Moon watches over the season’s traditions with excitement and longing. Ages 4–8.

Epic Ellisons: Cosmos Camp by Lamar Giles, illus. by Morgan Bissant (May 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-42337-9). Wiki and Leen Ellison are sent to a camp for young geniuses to solve a mystery and race to find the famous founder before the countdown to his latest rocket launch hits zero. Ages 8–12.

Shining a Light: Celebrating 40 Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Who Changed the World by Veeda Bybee, illus. by Victo Ngai (Mar. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-53935-3), introduces influential Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who made an impact in countless ways. Ages 8–12.

Slime Shop by Karina Garcia and Kevin Panetta, illus. by Niki Smith (July 4, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-358-44644-6). Bailey, Sophia, and Jayden run the BSJ slime shop, but they don’t know that when they’re not around, the slimes come to life. Ages 8–12.


World of ¡Vamos! by Raúl the Third greets El Toro & Friends: Tacos Today (Mar. 28, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-358-53937-7), ages 6–10.

HarperCollins/ Walden Pond

Harriet Spies by Elana K. Arnold, illus. by Dung Ho (Feb. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-309213-6). When one of the guests at her grandmother’s inn finds that their treasured binoculars have gone missing, Harriet must prove her innocence. Ages 6–10.

Conjure Island by Eden Royce (June 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-289961-3). When Del has to stay with her great-grandmother who runs a school dedicated to their family’s traditions—something called “conjure magic”—Del knows she’s in for a weird summer. Ages 8–12.

The Greatest Kid in the World by John David Anderson (May 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-298603-0). Thoroughly average 12-year-old Zeke finds himself in a competition to be named the World’s Greatest Kid. Ages 8–12.

The Witch of Woodland by Laurel Snyder (May 16, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-283665-6). A young witch conjures a mysterious girl named Miriam as she’s preparing for her bat mitzvah. Ages 8–12.

Title in Spanish

Un niño llamado bat (A Boy Called Bat) by Elana K. Arnold, illus. by Charles Santoso, trans. by Maria Dominguez (Feb. 7, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-325582-1), ages 6–10.


An Asian American A to Z: A Children’s Guide to Our History by Cathy Linh Che and Kyle Lucia Wu, illus. by Kavita Ramchandran (May 2, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-64259-945-9), looks at the movements, cultures, and key figures in Asian American history. Ages 6–10.


Big Bangs and Black Holes: A Graphic Novel Guide to the Universe by Jérémie Francfort with Michel Mayor, illus. by Herji, trans. by Jeffrey K. Butt (May 16, $24.99, ISBN 978-3-907293-75-1). Nobel Prize-winner Mayor explains the universe’s most complex ideas in a way anyone can understand. Ages 12–18.


Marvellous World by Lisa Voisard, trans. by Butt, issues Arborama: The Marvelous World of Trees (Apr. 11, $24.99, ISBN 978-3-907293-90-4), ages 10–12.

Highlights Press


Highlights Almanac of Fun welcomes The 2024 Almanac of Fun: A Year of Puzzles, Fun Facts, Jokes, Crafts, Games, and More! (May 16, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64472-919-9), ages 6–9. And Highlights Books of Doing gains The Highlights Book of Things to Do Outdoors: Explore, Unearth, and Build Great Things Outside (Apr. 25, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64472-928-1), ages 7 and up.


Heart Berry Bling by Jenny Kay Dupuis, illus. by Eva Campbell (May 9, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-77492-055-8). Young Maggie learns about traditional Anishinaabe beadwork and how the craft helped her Granny stay connected to her culture when she lost her Indian status years ago. Ages 6–8.

The Rez Doctor by Gitz Crazyboy, illus. by Veronika Barinova (May 2, $22.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-55379-924-5). When Ryan attends university away from his Siksikaitsitapi community and begins to stray from his boyhood dream to become a doctor, he hopes to find his way back to his goal. Ages 15–18.


Dreams by Wanda John-Kehewin, illus. by Nicole Marie Burton and Kielamel Sibal, reveals Visions of the Crow (Apr. 4, $23.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-77492-045-9), ages 15–18. And The Spirit of Denendeh by Richard Van Camp, illus. by Scott B. Henderson, gains As I Enfold You in Petals (Apr. 25, $23.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-77492-041-1), ages 15–18.

Holiday House

Challah Day! by Charlotte Offsay, illus. by Jason Kirschner (July 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5411-2). A family mixes, kneads, and braids bread in a rhyming story about this Jewish holiday food that’s baked with love. Ages 3–5.

Every Body: A Celebration of Diverse Abilities by Shelley Rotner (Mar. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5191-3) presents photographic images of children of differing physical and neurological abilities navigating the world. Ages 3–6.

Lizards at Large by Roxie Munro (July 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5360-3) illustrates 20 lizards, true-to-size, from smallest to largest. Ages 4–8.

Rainbow Shopping by Qing Zhuang (Feb. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4977-4) depicts a child’s day in Chinatown with their mother. Ages 4–8.

This Is Tap! Savion Glover Finds His Funk by Selene Castrovilla, illus. by Laura Freeman (Feb. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3863-1), introduces the tap dancer behind the Happy Feet penguin, and traces the evolution of tap. Ages 4–8.

The Story of the Saxophone by Lesa Cline-Ransome, illus. by James E. Ransome (Feb. 23, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3702-3), unravels the history of how an instrument created in Belgium in the 1840s found its way to America and became an integral part of jazz music. Ages 6–9.

102 Days of Lying About Lauren by Maura Jortner (June 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5362-7). After being abandoned by her mother in an amusement park, Mouse sticks to her plan for staying hidden. Ages 8–12.

In the Tunnel by Julie Lee (May 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5039-8). After 14-year-old Myung-gi’s family makes the long and deadly escape from North Korea to South Korea, the South Korean army sends him to the north to fight the communists. Ages 8–12.

Light Comes to Shadow Mountain by Toni Buzzeo July 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5384-9). In 1937 rural Kentucky, Cora starts a school newspaper to rally support for the Rural Electrification Act. Ages 8–12.

Lolo Weaver Swims Upstream by Polly Farquhar (Apr. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5209-5). During a difficult summer when Lolo’s dog has been sent to live on a farm for foster dogs across the lake, she sets out to steal the pup back. Ages 8–12.

Together for Never by Marilyn Kaye (Mar. 23, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4612-4). Polar opposites Charlotte and Lily must find a way to get along when their parents start dating. Ages 8–12.

Constellations by Kate Glasheen (May 23, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5071-8) follows a queer teen in 1980s Troy, N.Y., living on the margins but determined to find their way ahead. Ages 14 and up.

Fatima Tate Takes the Cake by Khadijah VanBrakle (June 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5485-3). When Fatima’s strict Muslim parents arrange a marriage for her, she must find the inner strength to own her body, her choices, and her future. Ages 14 and up.

A Starlet’s Secret to a Sensational Afterlife by Kendall Kulper (May 23, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5361-0). In 1930s Hollywood, a budding starlet and her handsome but moody co-star go from bitter enemies to reluctant partners when they get tangled up in the disappearance of a beautiful young actor. Ages 14 and up.


Big Jobs, Bold Women by Andrea Zimmerman, illus. by Dan Yaccarino, continues with Crane Jane! (July 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5158-6), ages 3-6. Books for a Better Earth, focusing on solutions to climate change challenges, rolls out with seven titles, including A Day in the Life of the Desert: 6 Desert Habitats, 112 Creatures, and How to Save Them by Roxie Munro (June 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5092-3), Great Carrier Reef by Jessica Stremer, illus. by Gordy Wright (June 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5268-2), and The Last Plastic Straw: A Plastic Problem and Finding Ways to Fix It by Dee Romito, illus. by Ziyue Chen (Feb. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4949-1), ages 6–9. New I Like to Read titles are I See a Bat by Paul Meisel (Apr. 23, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5265-1), It Is Time: The Life of a Caterpillar by Lizzy Rockwell (May 23, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5079-4), and My Day with Dad by Rae Crawford (May 23, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5263-7), ages 4–8. I Like to Read Comics adds Boom! by Paul Meisel (June 23, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4857-9) and Owl and Penguin: Best Day Ever by Vikram Madan (June 23, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5151-7), ages 4–8. And joining Jane Cabrera’s Story Time by Jane Cabrera is The Daily Sniff (Mar. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5231-6), ages 4–8.

Title in Spanish

Buscando a Bongo (Looking for Bongo) by Eric Velasquez (June 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5399-3), ages 3–6.

Series in Spanish

¡Me gusta leer! (I Like to Read!) releases Brincar (Jump) by David McPhail (July 23, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8234-5474-7), Es un árbol (It Is a Tree) by Susan Batori (July 23, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8234-5471-6), and Me gusta la nieve (Snow Is Fun) by Steve Henry (July 23, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8234-5473-0), ages 4–8.

Holiday House/Ferguson

Hurry, Kate, or You’ll Be Late! by Janice N. Harrington, illus. by Tiffany Rose (Apr. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4510-3). A girl stops to call out all the sights and sounds on her morning trip to preschool, but that’s not what makes her late—it is her father’s goodbye hug. Ages 3–6.

The Night Tent by Landis Blair (Apr. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5098-5). A boy struggling to fall asleep peeks beneath his covers to find a world filled with nighttime adventures under a starry, tented sky. Ages 4–8.

The Sharing Book by Dianne White, illus. by Simone Shin (June 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4347-5). Two best friends share the things they do outdoors with family and friends on a camping trip. Ages 4–8.

Buffalo Flats by Martine Leavitt (Apr. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4342-0) follows 17-year-old Rebecca as she searches for her identity in the Northwest Territories of Canada during the late 19th century. Ages 12 and up.


Bear Wizard by Chrissie Krebs, starring a bear who has a wizard’s wand lodged in his head, begins with Bizard (June 23, $20.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5145-6), ages 8–10.

Holiday House/Porter

In the Night Garden by Carin Berger (June 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4986-6). In the night garden, nothing is as it seems, and everything is made new. Ages 3–6.

Banana Dream by Hasan Namir, illus. by Daby Zainab Faidhi (July 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5100-5). A boy in Iraq yearns to taste the bananas that have been made unavailable by warfare. Ages 4–8.

The Hospital Book by Lisa Brown (Mar. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4665-0). Readers can follow the experiences of a girl who goes to the hospital after developing a bad stomachache. Ages 4–8.

Maple and Rosemary by Alison James, illus. by Jennifer K. Mann (Feb. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4967-5), relates a story of a sugar maple tree that finds a lifelong friend when a girl comes to seek comfort in its branches. Ages 4–8.

My Baba’s Garden by Jordan Scott, illus. by Sydney Smith (Mar. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5083-1), explores the special relationship between a child and his grandmother. Ages 4–8.

Night in the City by Julie Downing (Mar. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5206-4) takes a look at the jobs people do throughout the night as kids are fast asleep. Ages 4–8.

Remind Me by Linda Shute (June 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5048-0). When Eldon the elephant’s grandmother starts to lose her memory, Eldon is happy to help whenever she needs him. Ages 4–8.

Sometimes It’s Nice to Be Alone by Amy Hest, illus. by Philip C. Stead (Feb. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4947-7). A girl ponders the joy found in alone time and the comfort that a friend can bring. Ages 4–8.

Spanish Is the Language of My Family by Michael Genhart, illus. by John Parra (July 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5004-6), follows a boy who bonds with his beloved abuela over their love of Spanish. Ages 4–8.

Tadpoles by Matt James (May 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5005-3). On a rainy morning, a father and son share a walk through a field full of freshly formed ponds teeming with tadpoles. Ages 4–8.

You Are a Story by Bob Raczka, illus. by Kristen Howdeshell and Kevin Howdeshell (Feb. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4914-9), reflects on the many things that make us special and connect us to others. Ages 4–8.

Title in Spanish

El español es la lengua de mi familia (Spanish Is the Language of My Family) by Michael Genhart, illus. by John Parra (July 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5446-4), ages 4–8.

Hometown World


Easter Egg Hunt in... by Laura Baker, illus. by Jo Parry, begins with The Easter Egg Hunt in My Town (Feb. 1, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-72826-372-4), ages 3–8.


My Little Pony: Big Horseshoes to Fill by Celeste Bronfman et al., illus. by Amy Mebberson (Mar. 14, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68405-952-2), collects the five My Little Pony comic books tying into the Netflix movie. Ages 9–12.

My Little Pony: Classics Reimag-ined—Little Fillies by Megan Brown, illus. by Jenna Ayoub (June 13, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68405-999-7), is a graphic novel interpretation of Lttle Women. Ages 9–12.


Sonic the Hedgehog is back in Battle for the Empire by Ian Flynn, illus. by Adam Bryce Thomas (Feb. 7, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68405-953-9), ages 9–12. And Codex Black, about two young adventurers in 15th-century Mesoamerica, kicks off with A Fire Among Clouds by Camilo Moncada Lozano (Apr. 4, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68405-959-1), ages 13–17.

Imagine That


Slide and Seek—Multi-stage Pull Tab Books by Lisa Regan, illus. by Sarah Wade, offers How Big Is a Bear? (Apr. 3, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80105-552-9), How Loud Is a Lion? (Feb. 6, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80105-540-6), and How Toothy Is a T. Rex? (Feb. 6, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80105-541-3), ages up to 3. 5-Minute Tales Treasury adds 5-Minute Dinosaur Stories, illus. by Alex Willmore et al. (July 3, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80105-630-4), ages 3–5. New to Hand Puppet Pals by Sue Lancaster, illus. by Carlo Beranek, is Have You Ever Met a Sleepy Shark? (June 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80105-621-2) and Have You Ever Met a Snappy Croc? (June 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80105-622-9), ages 3–5. Heartfelt by Lou Treleaven, illus. by Jennifer Bartlett, grows with Mommy Loves Me (Feb. 6, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80105-572-7), Daddy’s Little Star (Feb. 6, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80105-564-2), and I Am Thankful (Apr. 3, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80105-570-3), ages 3–5. Magic Flashlight Books shines on with Goodnight Cat (May 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80105-610-6) and Goodnight Dog (May 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80105-613-7) by Katie Button, illus. by Zhanna Ovocheva, ages 3–5. Picture Storybook picks up Believe in Your Elf! by Lou Treleaven, illus. by Brenda Figueroa (July 3, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80105-631-1), ages 3–5. Joining Seek and Find Spyglass Books by Katie Button, illus. by Kev Payne, are Big Croc Little Croc (Feb. 6, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80105-557-4), Big Dino Little Dino (Feb. 6, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80105-558-1), and Big Shark Little Shark (May 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80105-597-0), ages 3–5. And Shake, Roll & Giggle Books gains Hello Shark! by Stephanie Ward, illus. by Bethany Carr (Mar. 6, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80105-559-8), ages 3–5.

Inhabit Media

Benny the Bananasaurus Rex by Sarabeth Holden, illus. by Emma Pedersen (Apr. 4, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-442-4). A boy who loves bananas hopes that someday he will turn into one. Ages 3–5.

My Ittu: The Biggest, Best Grandpa by Laura Deal, illus. by Thamires Paredes (July 11, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-441-7). Maniq lists all the reasons why her Ittu (grandfather) is the best. Ages 3–5.

Niitu and Chips by Babah Kalluk (Apr. 4, $13.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-446-2). Best friends Niitu, a kid, and Chips, a seal, help each other on a day out fishing on the lake. Ages 3–5.

To My Panik: To My Daughter by Nadia Sammurtok, illus. by Pelin Turgut (May 2, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-448-6). A mother recounts for her daughter all the things she loves about her, connecting each attribute to an
element of the Arctic landscape or Inuit traditional life. Ages 3–5.

Sukaq and the Raven by Roy Goose and Kerry McCluskey, illus. by Soyeon Kim (June 6, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-77227-434-9). Drifting off during his favorite bedtime tale, Sukaq is whisked away on the wings of the raven from the story to ride along as the entire world is formed. Ages 6–8.

Ahiahia the Orphan by Levi Illuitok, illus. by Nate Wells (Apr. 11, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-443-1). After his parents are brutally murdered, Ahiahia is raised by his grandmother in a camp surrounded by his enemies. Ages 14–18.


Ring of Solomon by Aden Polydoros (Feb. 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-335-42863-9). In this trilogy kickoff, Zach, a queer Jewish boy, and his family try to halt apocalyptic chaos by drawing on Jewish mythology. Ages 8–12.

Boundless: Twenty Voices Celebrating Multicultural and Multiracial Identities, edited by Ismée Williams and Rebecca Balcárcel (June 13, $20.99, ISBN 978-1-335-42861-5), features short stories celebrating the
multiracial and multicultural experience from 20 YA authors. Ages 13–18.

I Like Me Better by Robby Weber (May 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-45364-8). Soccer star Zack takes the fall for his captain’s prank, but then must prove he’s better than his reputation to woo Chip, the cute intern at his beachside community service hours. Ages 13–18.

Kismat Connection by Ananya Devarajan (June 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-45368-6). A girl determined to prove her star chart wrong ropes her longtime best friend into an experimental relationship—not knowing that he has been in love with her for years. Ages 13–18.

The Last One to Fall by Gabriella Lepore (May 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-91586-3). Savana tries to figure out which member of a friend group killed another by walking through the moments leading up to and following the tragedy. Ages 13–18.

Margo Zimmerman Gets the Girl by Sara Waxelbaum and Brianna R. Shrum (May 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-45365-5). In this sapphic rom-com, Margo realizes that she’s gay and enlists out-and-proud Abbie to act as her tutor on everything Queer 101. Ages 13–18.

A Song of Salvation by Alechia Dow (July 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-45372-3) is a space opera about a reincarnated god and a grumpy pilot on a mission to save a space journalist and stop an intergalactic war. Ages 13–18.

The Long Run by James Acker (Feb. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-42862-2). Track and field athletes Sebastian and Sandro find an unexpected but powerful love over the course of their senior year. Ages 14–18.


Holly-Mei Book by Christina Matula expands with The Not-So-Perfect Plan (Apr. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-335-42917-9), ages 8–12. Supernatural Society welcomes Rise of the Undead by Rex Ogle (July 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-335-45369-3), ages 8–12. And Iron Fey: Evenfall by Julie Kagawa wraps up with The Iron Vow (May 9, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-335-45366-2), ages 13–18.

Insight Editions/Weldon Owen


Magnificent Book of builds with The Magnificent Book of Cats by Barbara Taylor, illus. by Andrew Beckett (Feb. 21, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68188-886-6), and The Magnificent Book of Creatures of the Abyss by Josh Hestermann and Bethanie Hestermann, illus. by Val Walerczuk (Feb. 21, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68188-900-9), ages 8–12.

Insight Kids

Friendly Faces: A First Book of Friendship and Feelings, illus. by Rosa La Barbera and Giulia Priori (Mar. 5, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-64722-902-3), helps readers recognize various emotions via animal characters’ expressions. Ages 5–8.


Illustrated Storybooks picks up Roman Holiday by Micol Ostow, illus. by Diobelle Cerna (Mar. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-64722-685-5), ages 6 and up. And Ninja Life Hacks by Mary Nhin offers Little Ninjas, Big Emotions (Mar. 14, $8.99 board book, ISBN 979-88-86630-62-6), ages up to 3.

Insight/Earth Aware

Where the Weird Things Are: An Ocean Twilight Zone Adventure by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, illus. by Patricia Hooning (Mar. 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64722-588-9), explores the unknown habitat and animals at the bottom of the ocean. Ages 4–8.


My First Atlas greets My First Space Atlas: Zoom into Space to Explore the Solar System and Beyond by Jane Wilsher, illus. by Paul Daviz (Feb. 21, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68188-888-0), ages 5–8. And The Extraordinary Book continues with The Extraordinary Book That Makes You an Artist by Mary Richards, illus. by Go Suga (Apr. 25, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64722-612-1), ages 6–12.


God, Right Here: Meeting God in the Changing Seasons by Kara Lawler, illus. by Jennie Poh (June 20, $18, ISBN 978-1-5140-0659-7), celebrates God’s creation and the seasons. Ages 4–8.

Saint Patrick the Forgiver: The History and Legends of Ireland’s Bishop by Ned Bustard (Feb. 21, $18, ISBN 978-1-5140-0724-2) tells the story of how Saint Patrick returned to Ireland to share about the love and forgiveness found in Jesus. Ages 4–8.


A Little Dose of Nature by Alison Greenwood, illus. by Anneli Bray (Mar. 7, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7963-6), is an interactive guide to the benefits that being outdoors can have on our mental health, featuring more than 25 science-based activities. Ages 5–8.

Kane Miller

Color and Me by Michaela Dias-Hayes (Mar. 1, $13.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-528-2). This book about color mixing celebrates the beauty of brown skin. Ages 2–5.

Hats Off! by Bernd Penners, illus. by Henning Löhlein (Mar. 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-529-9). Readers help animal friends choose which hat to wear. Ages 3–5.

Eight Nights, Eight Lights by Natalie Barnes, illus. by Andrea Stegmaier (Mar. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-441-4), celebrates each night of Chanukah with eight different families and introduces the rituals and traditions that make up this holiday. Ages 3–6.

Food Fight by Alex Latimer (Mar. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-495-7). Grape and Mushroom seek counsel from the Wise Old Cheese on the fridge’s top shelf to end the dispute between the Fruits and the Vegetables. Ages 3–6.

I Did See a Mammoth! by Alex Willmore (Mar. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-511-4). A young explorer with a group studying penguins in the Antarctic is on the lookout for the definitely extinct mammoth. Ages 3–6.

Rainbow Days by Margaret Hamilton, illus. by Anna Pignataro (Mar. 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-442-1). A journey through the days of the week, one by one, and through the seven rainbow colors, ends with bedtime. Ages 3–6.

Unicorns Don’t Love Sparkles by Lucy Rowland, illus. by Mike Byrne (Mar. 1, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-564-0). A unicorn who does not like surprises, sparkles, or parties dreads what plans his friends might have in store on his birthday. Ages 3–6.

Bears Don’t Cry! by Emma Chichester Clark (Mar. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-514-5). When things go awry for George the bear, his friend stands up for him. Ages 3–7.

Poppy Pickle by Emma Yarlett (Mar. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-535-0). The characters from Poppy Pickle’s imagination come alive—much to her parents’ chagrin. Ages 4–7.

Everything Changes by Clare Helen Welsh, illus. by Åsa Gilland (Mar. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-494-0), explores the emotions children may feel when adjusting to parents breaking up. Ages 4–8.

Great and Small by Alison McLennan, illus. by Connah Brecon (Mar. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-555-8). When tiny Eunice struggles to compete against the able-bodied athletes in the Great Unicorn Games, she creates a new competition that’s more inclusive of each individual. Ages 4–8.

The World Sleep Championship of Animals by Daniel Napp (Mar. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-496-4). Animal competitors face off to fall asleep and stay asleep amid the freezing cold, sweltering hot, roller-coaster rides, and more. Ages 4–8.

A World of Gratitude by Claire Saunders, illus. by Kelsey Garrity-Riley (Mar. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-457-5), takes a look at how different cultures and communities around the world show gratitude, and teaches readers how to say thank you in more than 50 different languages. Ages 5–8.

Maps for Penguins and Other Traveling Animals by Tracey Turner, illus. by Hui Skipp (Mar. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-450-6), features maps that track the migration and travel of animals around the world. Ages 6–9.

365 Cool Ways to Remember Stuff by Lauren Holowaty, illus. by Martina Motzo (Mar. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-385-1), provides tips, rhymes, and mnemonics to help with memorizing a variety of subjects. Ages 9–11.


Friendly Faces by Elsa Martins welcomes Bear & Friends (Mar. 1, $4.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-530-5), Cat & Friends (Mar. 1, $4.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-533-6), and Tiger & Friends (Mar. 1, $4.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-531-2), ages 1–3. Joining I’m Thankful For by Lindsey Sagar are I’m Thankful for Animals (Mar. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-561-9) I’m Thankful for My World (Mar. 1, $20 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-562-6) and I’m Thankful for Nature (Mar. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-560-2), ages 1–3. Mirror, Mirror adds Baby Christmas by Jackie McCann, illus. by Clare Baggaley (Mar. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-534-3), ages 1–3. My Colorful Quiz by Nastja Holtfreter rolls out Farm (Mar. 1, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-398-1), Forest (Mar. 1, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-397-4), and Meadow (Mar. 1, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-399-8), ages 1–3. A Year in the Forest by Katarzyna Pietka, illus. by Emilia Dziubak, presents A Year in the Forest with Badger (Mar. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-593-0) and A Year in the Forest with Bear (Mar. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-594-7), ages 2–5. Shine-a-Light My World grows with Caring for Pets by Carron Brown, illus. by Vanya Liang (Mar. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-519-0) and Moving by Brown, illus. by Manuela López (Mar. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-521-3), ages 3–6. Mini Bubbles issues Coco and Fly by Mathis (Mar. 1, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-557-2) and Inside the Box by Édouard Manceau (Mar. 1, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-558-9), ages 4–8. Shine-a-Light offers Animal Journeys by Brown, illus. by Carrie May (Mar. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-518-3), and Inventions of the USA by Brown, illus. by Giordano Poloni (Mar. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-517-6), ages 4–8.

School of Monsters by Sally Rippin, illus. by Chris Kennett, serves up Frank Is a Big Help (Mar. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-483-4), Jem’s Big Idea (Mar. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-636-4), and Luna Boo Has Feelings Too (Mar. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-481-0), ages 5–8. The A to Z Joke Books by Vasco Icuza gains The A to Z Dinosaur Joke Book (Mar. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-512-1) and The A to Z Space Joke Book (Mar. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-520-6), ages 5–8. Nibbles is back in The Bedtime Book by Emma Yarlett (Mar. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-493-3), ages 6–9. Leo’s Map of Monsters by Kris Humphrey, illus. by Pete Williamson, ramps up with The Spitfang Lizard (Mar. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-486-5), The Armored Goretusk (Mar. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-485-8), and The Frightmare (Mar. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-487-2), ages 7–11. Tiger Warrior by M. Chan, illus. by Alan Brown, an action-adventure series with the magical power of the Chinese Zodiac, launches with Attack of the Dragon King (Mar. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-497-1), Rise of the Lion Beast (Mar. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-499-5), and War of the Fox Demons (Mar. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-498-8), ages 7–11.

Epic Historic Adventures by Felice Arena kicks off with The Boy and the Spy (Mar. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-537-4), Fearless Frederic (Mar. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-538-1), and A Great Escape (Mar. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-539-8), ages 9–12. Maven and Reeve Mysteries by A.L. Tait, blending historical fiction and adventure, begins with The Fire Star (Mar. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-437-7), and The Wolf’s Howl (Mar. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-438-4), ages 9–12. Dark Unicorns by Alice Hemming continues with The Blazing Unicorn (Mar. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-363-9), The Cursed Unicorn (Mar. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-362-2), and The Frozen Unicorn (Mar. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-665-4), ages 11–14. And new to How To... is How to Write the Soundtrack to Your Life by Fiona Hardy (Mar. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-631-9), ages 11–14.

Karadi Tales

The Boy Who Wore Bangles by Riddhi Maniar Doda, illus. by Shruti Hemani (May 30, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-93-91790-32-5). During the Indian festival of Navratri, a child introduces his grandmother to a new perspective on clothing and gender. Ages 6–9.


Mazal Bueno! by Sarah Aroeste, illus. by Taia Morley (Apr. 4, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-72844-558-8). Parents celebrate a baby’s milestones using words in Ladino, the language of the Sephardic Jewish community. Ages up to 4.

My Family Haggadah by Rosalind Silberman, illus. by Hiroe Nakata (Feb. 7, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-72845-937-0), highlights the main parts of the ceremonial Passover meal. Ages 1–4.

The Babka Sisters by Lesléa Newman, illus. by Tika and Tata Bobokhidze (May 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-72844-556-4). Dueling baker sisters Esther and Hester meet their new neighbor Sylvester, who gladly becomes their babka tester, determining which shvester’s (sister’s) babka is the best. Ages 3–8.

The Blue Glass Heart by Yona Zeldis McDonough, illus. by Chiara Fedele (May 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-72844-552-6). When Sarah accidentally breaks Bubbe’s blue glass bowl, she sets a heart-shaped piece of blue glass on an adventure, touching the lives of children around the world. Ages 3–8.

Debbie’s Song by Ellen Leventhal, illus. by Natalia Grebtsova (Apr. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-72844-301-0), profiles singer-songwriter Debbie Friedman, who created music that brings the whole Jewish community together. Ages 3–8.

Moses and the Runaway Lamb by Jacqueline Jules, illus. by Eleanor Rees Howell (May 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-72844-554-0). When God witnesses Moses the shepherd bring a wandering sheep back to her flock, He sees that Moses is the right person to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. Ages 3–8.

Pirate Passover by Judy Press, illus. by Amanda Gulliver (Feb. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-72844-303-4). Pirates get shipwrecked on an island during a storm and luckily find a welcoming house where everyone is invited in to enjoy the seder. Ages 3–8.

The Rabbi and His Donkey by Susan Tarcov, illus. by Diana Renjina (Apr. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-72844-559-5). Rabbi Moses prefers his trusted, slow-moving donkey to a faster horse for his daily ride to the sultan’s palace. Ages 3–8.

Luis de Torres Sails to Freedom by Tami Lehman-Wilzig, illus. by Oliver Averill (June 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-72844-550-2). During the Spanish Inquisition in 1492, secret Jew Luis joins a sailing expedition to explore new worlds with only his faith, his wits, and a silver hamsa for protection. Ages 5–10.

Duct Tape Purim by Jill Colella Bloomfield (Feb. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-3469-8) suggests costumes and accessories that readers can make out of duct tape to celebrate the holiday of Purim. Ages 7–11.

Nothing Could Stop Her: The Courageous Life of Ruth Gruber by Rona Arato, illus. by Isabel Muñoz (May 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-72844-561-8), tells the story of renowned journalist and activist Gruber, a Jewish American born in 1911. Ages 8–12.

Not So Shy by Noa Nimrodi (Apr. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-72842-791-1). Twelve-year-old Shai struggles to navigate seventh grade in America as she longs to move back to Israel. Ages 9–14.

Kids Can

Dear Street by Lindsay Zier-Vogel, illus. by Caroline Bonne-Müller (May 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0310-4). Based on a real initiative called the Love Lettering Project, a child hides letters for her grumbling neighbors to find, extolling the wonders of their community. Ages 3–7.

The Only Astronaut by Mahak Jain, illus. by Andrea Stegmaier (June 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0736-2). When an only child discovers that her game of space exploration is too much work for a solo astronaut, she goes on a mission to find a capable assistant. Ages 3–7.

Why Are We Afraid? by Fran Pintadera, illus. by Ana Sender (June 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-1129-1). A father reassures his son that everyone feels afraid sometimes and that we can identify our fears and move past them. Ages 3–7.

Granny Left Me a Rocket Ship by Heather Smith, illus. by Ashley Barron (June 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0552-8). After his grandmother dies, a boy cherishes the memories they created together. Ages 4–7.

What If I’m Not a Cat? by Kari-Lynn Winters, illus. by Kelly Collier (June 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0553-5). Donkey has lived among the barn cats forever and behaves like a cat, but the farmer informs him that he’s not a feline. Ages 4–7.

Dark Cloud by Anna Lazowski, illus. by Penny Neville-Lee (May 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0657-0). Abigail envisions her depression in various ways—a dark cloud, a fog, a shadow—and with the help of family and friends, learns to step into and enjoy the moments of sunshine. Ages 4–8.

The Shape of You by Muon Thi Van, illus. by Miki Sato (May 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0545-0) is a meditation on the shapes found in everyday life. Ages 4–8.

Champion Chompers, Super Stinkers and Other Poems by Extraordinary Animals by Linda Ashman, illus. by Aparna Varma (June 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0350-0). Readers play a guessing game that uses persona poems to introduce 19 animals who are the best in some way. Ages 6–9.

This Is Not My Story by Ryan Uytdewilligen, illus. by David Huyck (June 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0343-2). In this adventure-filled introduction to literary genres, the hero finds himself in 10 distinct scenarios and breaks the fourth wall to plead for a better story. Ages 6–9.

Polar: Wildlife at the Ends of the Earth by L.E. Carmichael, illus. by Byron Eggenschwiler (May 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0457-6), examines the similar environmental adaptations of animals that help them survive in Earth’s rapidly changing polar regions. Ages 7–11.

The Best Way to Get Your Way by Tanya Lloyd Kyi, illus. by Chanelle Nibbelink (May 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0548-1), offers an introduction to debating skills and teaches kids how to take a stand—and win. Ages 8–12.

ThunderBoom by Jack Briglio, illus. by Claudia Dávila (May 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0496-5). When he’s separated from his parents at a noisy and busy parade, a non-verbal, neurodivergent 11-year-old boy transforms into brave and powerful superhero ThunderBoom. Ages 9–12.


Elinor Wonders Why by Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson rolls along with Bugging Out (June 6, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0621-1) and How to Carry a Cupcake (June 6, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0622-8), ages 3–6. Burt the Beetle is back in Burt the Beetle Lives Here! by Ashley Spires (June 6, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-1011-9), ages 5–8. Head-to-Head History by J.F. Fox, illus. by Anna Kwan, adds The Van Buren Sisters vs. the Pants Police (May 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0248-0), ages 5–8. Wednesday Wilson returns for Wednesday Wilson Connects the Dots by Bree Galbraith, illus. by Morgan Goble (June 6, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0329-6), ages 6–9. And Zeke the Weather Geek, featuring a nine-year-old who’s passionate about the science behind the weather, debuts with There’s a Lizard in My Blizzard by Joan Axelrod-Contrada and Ann Malaspina, illus. by Paula Becker (May 2, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0443-9), ages 7–10.

Kind World

Abuelito by David Corredor Benavides and Nelly Buchet, illus. by Ana Sanfelippo (Mar. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-6389-4007-4), tells a story about coping with the loss of a loved one and the magical comfort of friendships, both old and new. Ages 4–8.

This Art Is for the Birds by Susan Bednarski (Apr. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-6389-4018-0). Four determined pigeons try to get a piece of artwork by their friend Alex the Crow into a museum. Ages 4–8.


Maddie and Mabel take center stage in Maddie and Mabel Know They Can by Kari Allen, illus. by Tatjana Mai-Wyss (May 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-6389-4019-7), ages 4–8.


God’s Love in a Nutshell by Hilary Robinson (Feb. 21, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8254-4802-7). Two squirrels discuss how big God’s love is and conclude that nothing they own can contain its vastness—but that’s okay. Ages 3–5.


Little Umar’s Search by Marium Kapadia (July 4, $10.95 board book, ISBN 978-0-86037-843-3). Readers follow baby Umar as he goes from room to room looking for his older brother. Ages up to 5.

I Remember...: Muslim Loyalty and Sacrifice in WWI by Maidah Ahmad, illus. by Kristina Swarner (Feb. 7, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-86037-897-6). A Muslim child pays homage to their great-grandfather’s bravery and memory, recalling the man’s experiences as a soldier during World War I. Ages 6–9.

Learning to Deal with Loss: Sulaiman and the Tides of Change by Aliya Vaughan (June 13, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-86037-806-8). A Muslim boy enjoying a vacation with his family faces big emotions when he learns that his grandfather has died. Ages 7–11.

Letters from a Prophet by Zimarina Sarwar, illus. by Jannah Haque (Apr. 4, $24.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-86037-818-1), follows the path and history of four letters sent from the Prophet Muhammad to some of the most powerful leaders on earth at the time. Ages 7–11.

Majdi Mansoor and the Book of Miracles by Anisa Bezak (Apr. 4, $13.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-86037-828-0). In 2212, 12-year-old Jacob’s curiosity leads him to a forbidden book (the Quran), an unexpected friendship, and a face-off against an ancient, evil enemy. Ages 11–14.


Watch Me Bloom: A Bouquet of Haiku Poems for Budding Naturalists by Krina Patel-Sage (Mar. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-913747-99-2) introduces readers to 24 flower species, including what they symbolize and where they grow. Ages 4–7.

If I Were President by Trygve Skaug, illus. by Ella Okstad (Apr. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-915244-35-2). A boy explains what he would do if he were president. Ages 4–8.

My Mommies Built a Treehouse by Gareth Peter, illus. by Izzy Evans (Apr. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-915244-18-5). A boy builds his dream treehouse with the help of his two mothers. Ages 4–8.

My Mommy Marches by Samantha Hawkins, illus. by Cory Reid (Mar. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-915244-12-3), celebrates peaceful protest as a girl watches her mother campaign for social change. Ages 4–8.

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We Dug Up the World by Alexandra Stewart, illus. by Kitty Harris (June 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5102-3041-5). Readers follow the work of archaeologists from around the world and travel through time to learn about fantastic historical artifacts. Ages 7–9.

Lee & Low

I Can Be... Me! by Lesléa Newman, illus. by Maya Christina Gonzalez (Mar. 21, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-64379-205-7). A group of six children explore through play the many ways they can be themselves. Ages 4–7.

Fresh Juice by Robert Liu-Trujillo (July 25, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-64379-113-5). Art and his father discover that making some delicious sick-fighting juice to knock out a cold takes carrots, collards, cayenne, and community. Ages 4–8.

Tenacious: Fifteen Adventures Alongside Disabled Athletes by Patty Cisneros Prevo, illus. by Dion MBD (June 27, $20.95, ISBN 978-1-64379-098-5), introduces the stories of 15 athletes with disabilities who use adaptive equipment. Ages 4–10.

Breaking to the Beat! by Linda J. Acevedo, illus. by Frank Morrison (May 30, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-64379-639-0). In the Bronx in the 1970s, a shy boy named Manolo overcomes his fears and insecurities to become part of an innovative dance style called breaking. Ages 6–10.

Title in Spanish

Jugo Fresco (Fresh Juice) by Robert Liu-Trujillo, trans. by Rita E. Urquijo-Ruiz (July 25, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-64379-669-7). Ages 4–8.

Lee & Low/Tu

Speculation by Nisi Shawl (Feb. 14, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-62014-959-1). When Winna’s glasses break, her grandfather gives her an old-timey pair of spectacles that belonged to her great-aunt Estelle, which turn out to be a magical window into Black families, family history, and family curses. Ages 8–12.

Mèo and Bé by Doan Phuong Nguyen (May 23, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-64379-625-3). Just before the Vietnam War, 11-year-old Bé and her three-footed kitten Mèo must escape her abusive home life and the injustices of war to find the comfort, safety, and love of a found family. Ages 10 and up.

The Moonlit Vine by Elizabeth Santiago (May 30, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-64379-580-5). Fourteen-year-old Taína learns that she is a descendant of a long line of strong Taíno women, but wonders how stepping into the power of her Puerto Rican heritage will help with her problems. Ages 13 and up.

Title in Spanish

Claro de luna (The Moonlit Vine) by Elizabeth Santiago, trans. by Cecilia Molinari (May 30, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-64379-651-2). Ages 13 and up.

Legendary Comics

The Witches of Silverlake by Simon Curtis, illus. by Stephanie Son (July 11, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68116-084-9). At his swanky new private school, Elliott is taken in by a group of outcast kids who happen to be powerful witches that accidentally unleash a murderous demon. Ages 15 and up.


Tragic issues Tragic Volume 2 by Dana Mele, illus. by Valentina Pinti (Apr. 18, $18.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68116-121-1), ages 14 and up.


How Are You Feeling? Naming Your Emotions with Sesame Street by Marie-Therese Miller (Feb. 7, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72848-612-3) shows young readers how to identify their emotions. Ages 4–8.

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Hedge Lion by Robyn Wilson-Owen (Mar. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-72849-212-4). Hedge Lion wants everyone to think he’s a hedge, because nobody’s scared of hedges. Ages 4–9.


Sasquatch and Squirrel by Chris Monroe (May 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-72840-466-0). Strawberry the Sasquatch is happy on her own, until an extremely enthusiastic squirrel named Nutty shows up. Ages 4–8.

Stars of the Night: The Courageous Children of the Czech Kindertransport by Caren Stelson, illus. by Selina Alko (Feb. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-9868-3), reveals the true story of the Czech Kindertransport, which rescued 669 Czech children on the eve of World War II. Ages 7–11.

Enly and the Buskin’ Blues by Jennie Liu (Feb. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-72842-456-9). Hoping to earn money for band camp tuition, 12-year-old Enly starts busking. Ages 9–13.

Indigo and Ida by Heather Murphy Capps (Apr. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-72846-768-9). Eighth-grade investigative reporter Indigo is torn between fighting a racist school policy and keeping her friends—until she discovers a series of letters written by Black journalist and activist Ida B. Wells. Ages 10–13.

Lerner/Carolrhoda Lab

The Weight of Everything by Marcia Argueta Mickelson (May 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-72847-535-6). When Sarah’s mother dies in an accident, Sarah must balance her new role as the family caretaker with her own needs: to grieve, to create art, and to open herself up to love. Ages 12–18.

The Coldest Winter I Ever Spent by Ann Jacobus (Mar. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-72842-395-1). Eighteen-year-old Del is in a healthier place more than a year after a suicide attempt, but her aunt’s terminal cancer diagnosis forces her to confront the demons she’s been keeping at bay. Ages 13–18.

Lerner/Graphic Universe

Another Band’s Treasure: A Story of Recycled Instruments by Hua Lin Xie (Apr. 4, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72847-823-4). In this book inspired by a true story from Paraguay, teacher Diego and carpenter Nicolas look to a nearby landfill and envision instruments in the making for local children. Ages 8–12.

The Green Girls by Loïc Nicoloff, illus. by Antoine Losty et al. (Mar. 7, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72847-822-7). Passionate environmentalists Emma, Lily, and Fadila name themselves the Green Girls, take to social media, and launch a series of bold protests against pollution. Ages 9–14.


Felix and Calcite are in the spotlight for The Search for the Slimy Stone by Artur Laperla (Mar. 7, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72848-772-4), ages 5–9. And Seekers of the Aweto by Nie Jun gains Strange Alliances (May 2, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72847-829-6), ages 12–18.


Finding Family: The Duckling Raised by Loons by Laura Purdie Salas, illus. by Alexandria Neonakis (Mar. 7, $20.99, ISBN 978-1-72844-299-0), serves up the true story of an unlikely family—an orphaned mallard duckling being raised by a pair of loons. Ages 5–10.

Never Give Up: Dr. Kati Karikó and the Race for the Future of Vaccines by Debbie Dadey, illus. by Juliana Oakley (Mar. 7, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-72845-633-1), introduces Hungarian American biochemist Katalin Kariko, who played a critical role in developing the mRNA vaccine for Covid-19. Ages 5–10.

Poop for Breakfast: Why Some Animals Eat It by Sara Levine, illus. by Florence Weiser (Apr. 4, $20.99, ISBN 978-1-72845-796-3), provides the surprisingly good reason that some animals eat poop. Ages 5–10.

Rise to the Sky: How the World’s Tallest Trees Grow Up by Rebecca E. Hirsch, illus. by Mia Posada (Apr. 4, $20.99, ISBN 978-1-72844-087-3), takes a poetic look at the life cycle of a tree. Ages 5–10.


Nearer My Freedom: The Interesting Life of Olaudah Equiano by Himself by Monica Edinger and Lesley Younge (Mar. 7, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72846-407-7). The authors use excerpts from Equiano’s autobiography to tell his life story—his childhood in Africa, enslavement, liberation—in found verse. Ages 10–18.

Men of the 65th: The Borinqueneers of the Korean War by Talia Aikens-Nuñez (May 2, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72847-914-9). In 1952, in the midst of the Korean War, 91 members of the 65th Infantry Regiment—the only Puerto Rican unit in the U.S. Army—were arrested and tried for desertion and disobeying orders. Ages 11–18.

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Last Flight by Kristen Mai Giang, illus. by Dow Phumirak (Apr. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-086-2), follows the author’s real-life story of fleeing Vietnam on the last commercial flight out before the fall of Saigon in 1975. Ages 4–8.

Control Freaks by J.E. Thomas (May 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-305-4) is a multi-POV quest about a Black boy inventor’s quest to win his competitive middle school’s inaugural STEAM competition. Ages 8–12.

The Many Assassinations of Samir, the Seller of Dreams by Daniel Nayeri, illus. by Daniel Miyares (Mar. 7, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-303-0). Monkey and his guardian, a huckster named Samir, dodge assassins along the Silk Road. Ages 8–12.

The Making of Yolanda la Bruja by Lorraine Avila (Apr. 11, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-243-9). Growing up in the Bronx, Afro-Dominican teenager Yolanda is initiated into her family’s bruja tradition and must navigate visions of a potential shooting at her school. Ages 12–18.

Pedro & Daniel by Federico Erebia, illus. by Julie Kwon (June 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-304-7). Mexican American brothers Pedro and Daniel deal with homophobia, colorism, an abusive mother, and the bond that gets them through their childhood in Ohio. Ages 12–18.

The Secret Summer Promise by Keah Brown (May 9, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-173-9) focuses on Andrea, a Black teenager with cerebral palsy, as she and her friends try to have the best summer ever while she also navigates her feelings for her best friend. Ages 12–18.

Those Who Saw the Sun: African American Oral Histories from the Jim Crow South by Jaha Nailah Avery (May 16, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-244-6) collects the oral histories of African American elders from around the South and all walks of life. Ages 12–18.


Frank and the Puppy by Martha Brockenbrough, illus. by Jon Lau, wags along with Frank and the Masked Cat (Mar. 13, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-242-2), ages 6–9.

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Titles in Spanish

La forma de un hogar (The Shape of Home) by Rashin Kheiriyeh, trans. by Melissa Sarmiento and Catalina Marín (Apr. 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-247-7), Noche antigua (Ancient Night) by David Bowles, illus. by David Alvarez (Mar. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-254-5), ages 4–8. Nuncaseolvida (Neverforgotten) by Alejandra Algorta, illus. by Iván Rickenmann (May 2, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64614-250-7), ages 8–12. And Lo que le contó el jaguar (What the Jaguar Told Her) by Alexandra V. Méndez, trans. by Ariadna Molinari (June 13, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64614-246-0), ages 10–14.

Levine Querido/Em Querido

Ancient Night by David Bowles, illus. by David Alvarez, (Mar. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-251-4), serves up a twist on two traditional Nahua tales: the rabbit whose tracks formed the dark spots on the moon and the Lord Opossum who stole fire from the gods to give light to humankind. Ages 4–8.

Wild Poppies by Haya Saleh, trans. by Marcia Lynx Qualey (June 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-201-9). Two brothers fight to reunite amid the turmoil of the Syrian Civil War. Ages 10–14.

Pardalita by Joana Estrela, trans. by Lyn Miller-Lachmann (Apr. 18, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-255-2). Raquel, a 16-year- old girl in Portugal, deals with the fallout from her parents’ divorce and her feelings for a senior named Pardalita. Ages 12–18.

Lil’ Libros

Bilingual Books

El pato y sus zapatos by Juan Moreno, illus. by Hazel Quintanilla (Feb. 21, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-948066-52-5), is a concept book focused on colors and the days of the week. Ages up to 3.

Luz Lucero, niña astronauta by Zaida Hernandez, illus. by Karla Monterrosa (Mar. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-948066-45-7). Luz Lucero prepares for her legendary mission as the first kid in space by tasting astronaut meals, practicing her spacewalk, and learning new languages. Ages 4–8.

My Pet Flamingo by Mariana Galvez (Feb. 21, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-948066-53-2) takes a deep dive into the rules for caring for and befriending these birds. Ages 4–8.

Wepa by J. de la Vega (Mar. 21, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-948066-54-9). Mia learns more about her wepa, a metaphor for the excited energy that is medically called ADHD. Ages 4–8.

Little Bee

Blinker, Blinker Little Car by Susan B. Katz, illus. by Jennifer Taylor (Apr. 4, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4998-1361-6). A car gets ready to sleep after a busy day of racing and playing. Ages up to 3.

Daddy and Me by Gary Urda, illus. by Rosie Butcher (Apr. 4, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4998-1351-7). Various children introduce readers to their fathers and share what makes each dad special. Ages up to 3.

Grandad’s Pride by Harry Woodgate (Apr. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1461-3). In the follow-up to Grandad’s Camper, Grandad and Milly are motivated to start a pride parade in their small town. Ages 3–6.

Black Beach: A Community, an Oil Spill, and the Origin of Earth Day by Shaunna Stith and John Stith, illus. by Maribel Lechuga (Feb. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1304-3), presents the true story of the first Earth Day—told through the eyes of a child who learns that she’s not alone in caring for the Earth. Ages 4–8.


Alien Next Door by A.I. Newton, illus. by Alan Brown, welcomes The Surprise Sleepover (Apr. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1366-1), ages 6–8. And Monster and Me by Cort Lane, illus. by Ankitha Kini, rolls out Too Cool for School (Mar. 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1302-9), ages 6–8.

Little Bee/Yellow Jacket

Fae and the Moon by Franco Aureliani, illus. by Catherine Satrun and Sarah Satrun (Feb. 7, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4998-1327-2). One night to catch her missing mother’s attention, Fae steals the moon from the sky and awakens ancient monsters who are hunting the moon for themselves. Ages 8–12.

Little, Brown

Potty Party! by Dionna L. Mann, illus. by Olivia Duchess (June 13, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-316-62839-6). A diverse group of kids ditch their diapers and learn to flush like big kids. Ages up to 3.

A Is for Ambitious by Meena Harris, illus. by Marissa Valdez (Mar. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-35449-3), reclaims words often used to undermine girls and women from A to Z. Ages 4–8.

All Good in the Hood by Dwayne Reed, illus. by Gladys Jose (May 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-46198-6). On Juneteenth, a boy explores the sights and sounds of his Chicago neighborhood. Ages 4–8.

Back to School, Backpack! by Simon Rich (July 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-62834-1). A backpack faces its own back-to-school anxiety. Ages 4–8.

Because I’m Your Mom by Ahmet Zappa, illus. by Dan Santat (Mar. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-33821-9). This picture book celebrates the bond between mothers and their kids, exploring the many things they do for their little ones. Ages 4–8.

Big by Vashti Harrison (May 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-316-35322-9). A child embarks on a complicated journey toward self-love after her peers call her “big.” Ages 4–8.

A Crown for Corina by Laekan Zea Kemp, illus. by Elisa Chavarri (Feb. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-759-55684-3). On Corina’s birthday, she learns to embrace a beloved family tradition by wearing the biggest crown with the most beautiful flowers picked from her abuela’s garden. Ages 4–8.

Daddy & Me, Side by Side by Pierce Freelon, illus. by Nadia Fisher (May 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-05586-4). A father and son recreate old memories and make new ones in a day-long hiking adventure. Ages 4–8.

How Dinosaurs Went Extinct: A Safety Guide by Ame Dyckman, illus. by Jennifer Harney (Apr. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-59329-8). A child in a museum asks their parents how the dinosaurs all became extinct. Ages 4–8.

I Am a Rainbow! by Mark Kanemura, illus. by Richard Merritt (May 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-16778-9). When kids at school tease Mark for liking to dress up, put on shows, and dance at home, his parents surprise him with a flowing rainbow cape. Ages 4–8.

Leprechaun vs. Easter Bunny by Todd Tarpley, illus. by Stephanie Laberis (Feb. 14, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-316-37426-2). Two sneaky rivals, Leprechaun and Easter Bunny, must battle over the perfect hill for hiding a pot of gold or an Easter egg, and no one is backing down. Ages 4–8.

Little Land by Diana Sudyka (Apr. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-30176-3) invites young readers to think about the ways in which they engage with the environment in their own lives. Ages 4–8.

The Monster Mac and Cheese Party by Todd Parr (June 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-37642-6). The monsters hold a mac and cheese party and share all their creepy twists on this favorite food. Ages 4–8.

The Night Frolic by Julie Berry, illus. by Jaime Zollars (Feb. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-59183-6). When children drift off to sleep, they find themselves in a fantastical world. Ages 4–8.

Once Upon A Book by Grace Lin and Kate Messner (Feb. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-54107-7). When her favorite book flaps its pages and invites her in, Alice is swept away to a world of wonder and adventure. Ages 4–8.

Papa’s Home by David Soman (May 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-42783-8). Father and child ride the ups and downs of emotions that come before a parent goes away. Ages 4–8.

Reggie: Kid Penguin by Jen de Oliveira (June 6, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7595-5756-7). In this graphic novel early reader series-starter, young penguin Reggie gives himself a disastrous haircut right before picture day. Ages 4–8.

Skeletown: Sí. ¡No! by Rhode Montijo (Aug. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-46493-2) kicks off a Spanish/English picture book series set in a vibrant world filled with Día de los Muertos-inspired characters. Ages 4–8.

A Song for Juneteenth by Zetta Elliott, illus. by David Anthony Geary (May 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-16772-7), celebrates the importance of Juneteenth as well as the resilience of Black families and the power of community. Ages 4–8.

Sorry, Snail by Tracy Subisak (May 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-53772-8). Ari offers an insincere apology for taking her anger out on a snail, and the snail decides to teach her a lesson. Ages 4–8.

Spicy Spicy Hot! by Lenny Wen (Apr. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-28102-7). Lintang is determined to embrace the spice of sambal in order to connect with her grandmother and heritage. Ages 4–8.

Strong Baby by Robin Arzón, illus. by Addy Rivera Sonda (Feb. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-49382-6). From tummy time to sitting up and crawling to those exciting first steps, Peloton instructor Arzón’s little one, Pequeño, grows stronger every day. Ages 4–8.

What Happened to You? by James Catchpole, illus. by Karen George (Apr. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-50647-2). Joe, a child with a limb difference, is trying to play pirates at the playground, but he keeps being asked what happened to his leg. Ages 4–8.

Woo Hoo! You’re Doing Great! by Sandra Boynton (Apr. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-48679-8). Whether you are learning to skate, baking a cake, or even making a mistake, this book reminds readers that trying our best is reason to celebrate. Ages 4–8.

Audrey Covington Breaks the Rules by Karina Evans (Apr. 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-34042-7). Audrey Covington’s parents are the textbook definition of strict, so when she manages to sneak away, she and her grandmother set off on the Hollywood adventure of a lifetime. Ages 8–12.

The Braid Girls by Sherri Winston (June 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-46161-0). When Maggie learns that her father has a second daughter, she’s determined not to let her new sibling get in the way of her summer plans. Ages 8–12.

Buzzing by Samuel Sattin, illus. by Rye Hickman (July 18, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-316-62841-9). Twelve-year-old Isaac’s OCD therapy doesn’t seem to be working, but when a group of friends invites him to join their after-school role-playing game, the thoughts feel a little less loud, and the world feels a little brighter. Ages 8–12.

Clouds over California by Karyn Parsons (July 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-48407-7). In 1970s Los Angeles, Stevie’s family and friendships are turned upside down when her parents’ have problems and her older cousin Naomi—secretly involved in the Black Panthers—comes to live with them. Ages 8–12.

An Echo in the City by K.X. Song (June 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-39682-0). After accidentally swapping phones, two star-crossed teenagers fall in love during the Hong Kong protests. Ages 8–12.

Gender Identity for Kids:
A Book About Finding Yourself, Understanding Others, and Respecting Everybody!
by Andy Passchier (June 6, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-316-41122-6) explains the basics of gender identity—what it is, what it means, and how to support yourself and others no matter who you are. Ages 8–12.

The House That Whispers by Lin Thompson (Feb. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-27711-2). When 11-year-old Simon and his siblings stay a week at Nanaleen’s century-old house, he can’t shake the feeling that something is deeply wrong, and sets off on a ghost hunt. Ages 8–12.

Juniper Harvey and the Vanishing Kingdom by Nina Varela (Feb. 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-31670678-0). One night after a disastrous school dance, Juniper draws a portrait of the girl from her dreams and thinks, I wish you were here; the next morning, she wakes up to find the girl in her room, pointing a sword at her throat. Ages 8–12.

The Lion of Lark-Hayes Manor by Aubrey Hartman (May 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-44822-2). After Poppy’s parents move their family to Oregon to revitalize the once-grand Lark-Hayes Manor, a late-night prowl leads Poppy to a desperate water nymph, with whom she strikes a dangerous bargain. Ages 8–12.

My Head Has a Bellyache by Chris Harris, illus. by Andrea Tsurumi (July 18, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-316-59259-8), features mind-bending verbal and visual riddles for middle-grade readers. Ages 8–12.

Out There by Seaerra Miller (June 27, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-316-59187-4). During a trip to Roswell, N.M., on the anniversary of the notorious 1947 crash, Julia begins to doubt her father’s claim that he was once abducted by aliens. Ages 8–12.

Song of the Sea: The Graphic Novel by Tomm Moore, adapted by Samuel Sattin (Mar. 7, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-316-43891-9). When siblings Saoirse and Ben discover that one of them is a selkie and the magical world that their mother told stories about is real, they dive into an adventure to keep the spirit world from disappearing forever. Ages 8–12.

The Umbrella Maker’s Son by Katrina Leno (June 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-47087-2). Oscar must quit school to help keep his father’s umbrella shop afloat, and grows suspicious of their competitor when extraordinary events start to occur in their always rainy town. Ages 8–12.

I Am the Walrus by Neal Shusterman and Eric Elfman (Apr. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-759-55524-2). Fourteen-year-old Noah can express traits from seemingly every animal he can think of; when he and his friends try to figure out why, they become caught up in a global conflict that could decide not just Noah’s fate, but the fate of the world. Ages 10–14.

¡Ay, Mija! by Christine Suggs (Apr. 4, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-316-59192-8). Fifteen-year-old Christine is embarking on their first solo trip to Mexico when halfway through their mother joins, and soon they struggle to reconcile the mother they know with the one who has a past outside of themselves. Ages 12 and up.

The Next New Syrian Girl by Ream Shukairy (Mar. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-43263-4). Two very different Syrian teenagers form an unlikely friendship when Leene, a refugee, enrolls in a Detroit high school that Khadija, an American raised on boxing and football, also attends. Ages 12 and up.

All the Yellow Suns by Malavika Kannan (July 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-44732-4). Maya, a 16-year-old Indian American girl, joins a secret society of artists, vandals, and mischief-makers who fight for justice at her school and descends into the world of change-making and resistance. Ages 14–18.

An Appetite for Miracles by Laekan Zea Kemp (Apr. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-46173-3). When teenagers Danna and Raúl meet, sparks fly immediately, and they embark on a mission to heal Danna’s grandfather... and themselves. Ages 14–18.

Brighter Than the Sun by Daniel Aleman (Mar. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-70447-2). When 16-year-old Sol takes a job in San Diego to support her family back in Tijuana, Mexico, her complicated life on the U.S. side of the border means leaving her family behind. Ages 14–18.

The King Is Dead by Benjamin Dean (July 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-51914-4). James—the first Black heir to the British throne—must choose between love and duty amid a dangerous scandal in the wake of his father’s death. Ages 14–18.

Lost in Taiwan by Mark Crilley (May 23, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-368-04099-0). During a stay in Taiwan, Paul becomes hopelessly lost and must explore this new environment to find his way back to his brother’s apartment. Ages 14–18.

The Princess and the Grilled Cheese Sandwich by Deya Muniz (May 9, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-316-53872-5). Lady Camembert disguises herself as a man to inherit her father’s fortunes, only to fall in love with the beautiful Princess Brie. Ages 14–18.

Seven Faceless Saints by M.K. Lobb (Feb. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-316-38688-3). After her father’s murder at the hands of the Ombrazian military, Rossana Lacertosa is willing to do whatever it takes to dismantle the corrupt system. Ages 14–18.

Stateless by Elizabeth Wein (Mar. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-59124-9). When Stella North is chosen to represent Britain in Europe’s first air race for young people, she knows all too well how high the stakes are as the only participating female pilot. Ages 14–18.

Wolfpack by Amelia Brunskill (June 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-49455-7). Paranoia and suspicion emerge when one of a close group of teenage girls living in a cult disappears. Ages 14–18.

Your Plantation Prom Is Not Okay by Kelly McWilliams (May 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-44993-9). Harriet turns to social media to try and stop her school’s prom and a celebrity antebellum-themed wedding from being held on a plantation. Ages 14–18.


Fairly Queer Tales presents Cinda Meets Ella by Wallace West (May 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-62837-2), ages 4–8. Roto and Roy are back in Roto and Roy: To the Rescue! by Sherri Duskey Rinker, illus. by Don Tate (Mar. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-53504-5), ages 4–8. Peach and Plum: Rule at School is the latest Peach and Plum adventure by Tim McCanna (February 7, $7.99 paper, 978-0-316-30640-9), ages 6–9. Waffles and Pancake continues with Waffles and Pancake: Failure to Launch by Drew Brockington (Mar. 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-316-50049-4), ages 6–9. Pepper & Boo: Paws Up for Joy! joins the Pepper & Boo series by Charise Mericle Harper (Feb. 21, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-759-55509-9), ages 6–10. Young rapper Simon B. Rhymin’ returns in Simon B. Rhymin’ Gets in the Game by Dwayne Reed (Apr. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-44154-4), ages 8–12. And The None Shall Sleep Sequence by Ellie Marney stays up all night for Some Shall Break (June 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-48771-9), ages 14–18.

little, brown/lb kids

It’s Tummy Time! by Elise Parsley (Feb. 28, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-316-39471-0). This board book celebrates babies’ daily exercise, tummy time, to build neck, arm, and torso muscles. Ages up to 3.

Little, Brown/Ottaviano

A Good Dead Can Grow by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman, illus. by Holly Hatam (Feb. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-35113-3) follows a loving community as they work to create a better world. Ages 4–8.

Eleanor Roosevelt: Her Path to Kindness by Helaine Becker, illus. by Aura Lewis (Feb. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-31641-5). This picture book explores the early years of Eleanor Roosevelt’s life and how her childhood inspired a life devoted to compassionate public service. Ages 4–8.

My Little Thief by Augusten Burroughs, illus. by Bonnie Lui (Mar. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-37413-2). When a mischievous crow appears in her backyard, Chloe offers the creature a bite of her lunch; in return, Crow brings Chloe a beautiful button. Ages 4–8.

My Wish for the World by Kristine Lombardi (Mar. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-43315-0). At bedtime, a child asks his mother what it is that she wishes for. Ages 4–8.

The Night Before Eid by Aya Khalil, illus. by Rashin Kheiriyeh (Mar. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-31933-1). On the night before Eid, Mama, Teita, and Zain follow their family’s recipe and bring to life Eid songs and prayers, pharaonic history, and the melodies and flavors of his Egyptian heritage. Ages 4–8.

What Your Ribbon Skirt Means to Me: Deb Haaland’s Historic Inaugu-
by Alexis C. Bunten (July 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-43003-6) offers both an homage to this Secretary of the Interior’s achievements, and a celebration of urban Native community through the eyes of a girl. Ages 4–8.

Ginny Off the Map by Caroline Hickey (June 20, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-32462-5). When Ginny’s father is deployed overseas and her family must move to yet another new town, not even her favorite geography facts can keep her afloat. Ages 8–12.

Indigenous Ingenuity: A Celebration of Traditional North American Knowledge by Deidre Havrelock and Edward Kay (May 9, $20.99, ISBN 978-0-316-41333-6) spotlights North American Indigenous thinkers and inventions. Ages 8–12.

The Jules Verne Prophecy by Larry Schwarz and Iva-Marie Palmer (June 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-34981-9). In this series kickoff, a mysterious book by the legendary writer Jules Verne falls into the hands of three unlikely friends and sets off a treasure hunt. Ages 8–12.

Miracle by Karen S. Chow (Mar. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-33372-6). Amie has spent her life perfectly in tune with Ba-ba, her father; when he dies, Amie must find the strength to carry on. Ages 8–12.

Abandon Ship! by Michael J. Tougias and Alison O’Leary (Feb. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-40137-1) tells the true story of German submariners who made the unprecedented decision to rescue all survivors of their attack on a British war ship. Ages 9–14.

Girl Forgotten by April Henry (Mar. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-32259-1). Seventeen years ago, Layla Trello was murdered, and her killer was never found; enter true-crime fan Piper Gray, who is determined to reopen Layla’s case and get some answers. Ages 12–18.

The Third Daughter by Adrienne Tooley (July 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-46569-4) begins a YA duology about legacy, betrayal, sisterhood, politicizing emotion in the quest for power—and a slow-burning LGBTQ romance. Ages 13–17.

We’ll Never Tell by Wendy Heard (May 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-48233-2). The group of high-school seniors behind a viral YouTube channel, “We’ll Never Tell,” break into the infamous Valenti murder house and only three of four survive the night, setting off suspicions and cover-ups. Ages 13–17.

Little, Brown/Patterson

Elephant Goes Potty by James Patterson, illus. by Sydney Hanson (Mar. 13, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-759-55561-7). Everyone seems to think that today is the big day for Ellie to go potty—everyone, except for Ellie. Ages up to 3.

Minerva Keen’s Detective Club by James Patterson and Keir Graff (May 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-41223-0). This series starter finds 12-year-old Minerva forming a detective club to help the police crack the case of who has been poisoning the neighbors in her luxurious apartment building. Ages 8–12.


Big Top Bonanza is a new entry in Dog Diaries by James Patterson with Steven Butler, illus. by Richard Watson (Apr. 3, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-316-41102-8), ages 8–12. Jacky Ha-Ha adds Jacky Ha-Ha Gets the Last Laugh by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, illus. by Kerascoët (Mar. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-41009-0), ages 8–12. And Treasure Hunters marks the spot with The Greatest Treasure Hunt by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, illus. by Juliana Neufeld (May 22, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-316-50019-7), ages 8–12.

Little, Brown/Poppy

Promposal by Raechell Garrett (Apr. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-37170-4). Determined to move to the top of the waitlist at her dream school, Autumn joins a group she never would’ve considered—Young Black Entrepreneurs—and a brilliant business idea is born: Promposal Queen. Ages 12 and up.

Little Comet

Reading Time! A Tummy Time First Words Book for Babies by Mama Makes Books (Apr. 25, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-63655-068-8) features bright images, first words, and simple rhymes. Ages 1–3.

Little Island

The Horse, the Stars, and the Road by Lucy Kelly Desmond (Mar. 7, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-912417-89-6). A boy learns to appreciate and celebrate his Irish Traveller heritage. Ages 5–8.

Chameleon Dad by Debbie Thomas (June 13, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-912417-88-9). When a mysterious letter appears from her long-disappeared father, Connie sets off—with her pet chameleon and a new friend—to find him. Ages 7–10.

The Táin by Alan Titley, illus. by Eoin Coveney (July 25, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-915071-06-4), retells Ireland’s epic legend of Cú Chulainn and the
warrior Queen Maeve. Ages 7–11.

The Very Dangerous Sisters of Indigo McCloud by John Hearne (Feb. 7, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-912417-76-6) is a dark adventure about a boy’s mission to stop his evil sisters from terrorizing the town. Ages 8–12.

Hope Against Hope by Sheena Wilkinson (May 9, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-912417-42-1). In 1921 Ireland, Polly runs away to Helen’s Hope hostel in Belfast, where Catholic and Protestant girls live and work together while around them Ireland is at war with itself. Ages 10–14.

Big Bad Me by Aislinn O’Loughlin (Apr. 11, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-915071-04-0). Canadian teenager Evie just discovered she’s a werewolf and will soon find herself at the center of a supernatural showdown. Ages 14 and up.

The Eternal Return of Clara Hart by Louise Finch (Apr. 25, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-915071-02-6). In this time-loop tale, Spence relives the same 24 hours on repeat, where he sees his friend assault a female classmate at a party who flees the house and is killed by a car. Ages 14 and up.

Love x Love

Welcome Back, Aureole by Takatsu (Mar. 28, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4278-7247-0). Outgoing and popular Kazu and shy and serious Moto grew up together as chilhood best friends; but something changes during junior high, and their friendship begins to break apart as Kazu starts nursing deeper feelings for his oblivious friend. Ages 13–18.

Ogi’s Summer Break, Vol. 1 by Koikawa (May 16, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4278-7321-7). On the first day of summer vacation, Ogi falls for legally blind high school student Tago, but soon worries that their connection isn’t meant to last. Ages 16–18.

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