Macmillan/Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Big Tune: Rise of the Dancehall Prince by Alliah L. Agostini, illus. by Shamar Knight-Justice (Mar. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38994-9). A Black boy who loves to dance works to bring a Big Tune Saturday party to his Caribbean American neighborhood. Ages 3–6.
On the Fourth of July by Maggie C. Rudd, illus. by Elisa Chavarri (June 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-39014-3), celebrates community, summertime, and tradtions of this holiday. Ages 3–6.
My Dad Is a DJ by Kathryn Erskine and Keith Henry Brown (May 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30742-4) spotlights a Black father and son’s shared love of music and each other. Ages 4–7.
Dream Big, Laugh Often: And More Great Advice from the Bible by Hanoch Piven and Shira Hecht-Koller, illus. by Piven (Mar. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-39010-5), imagines what kind of life advice 14 Biblical figures might have given. Ages 4–8.
Nothing’s Wrong! A Hare, a Bear, and Some Pie to Share by Jory John, illus. by Erin Kraan (May 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31217-6). A rabbit insists that nothing’s wrong, until a good friend helps him open up. Ages 4–8.
The Three Little Guinea Pigs by Erica S. Perl, illus. by Amy Young (Feb. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-39004-4). Three little guinea pigs set off on their own and try to figure out what to do if a hungry fox comes along, in this fairy tale retelling that includes facts about guinea pigs. Ages 4–8.
Waiting for Tomorrow by Susan Yoon, illus. by Julie Kwon (Apr. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-39022-8). Appa is coming home tomorrow after a long time away, and sisters Haejin and Hanna want to make something very special for his return. Ages 4–8.
The Department of Lost Dogs by Josephine Cameron (Apr. 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38975-8). When celebrity canines start to go missing during a TV shoot, 11-year-old Rondo will have to make friends with the new kid in town and keep his siblings together in order to crack the case. Ages 8–12.
The Ghosts of Rancho Espanto by Adrianna Cuevas (Apr. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-39043-3). A Cuban American boy sent to work on a ranch as punishment for a school prank gone wrong is confronted with a mystery that leads to learning hard truths about himself. Ages 8–12.
Greenwild by Pari Thomson (June 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-39137-9). After stumbling through the Mallow Gate, 11-year-old Daisy finds wonders beyond her wildest dreams but also hidden secrets that might point to where her missing mother has been taken in this trilogy kickoff. Ages 8–12.
Hope in the Valley by Mitali Perkins (July 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38851-5). Twelve-year-old Indian American Pandita navigates grief, friendship, family, and growing up in a community facing a housing crisis. Ages 8–12.
Team Chu and the Epic Hero Quest by Julie C. Dao (May 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38881-2). In this series starter, Vietnamese American siblings Clip and Sadie and their friend Jeremy are on an adventure through an immersive fantasy game world to learn who among them has what it takes to become the kingdom’s child hero. Ages 8–12.
Three Summers by Amra Sabic-El-Rayess and Laura L. Sullivan (May 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-39081-5) is a memoir about five young cousins who grow closer than sisters as ethnic tensions escalate over three summers in 1980s Bosnia. Ages 8–12.
How to Stay Invisible by Maggie C. Rudd (June 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-39033-4) focuses on a 12-year-old boy abandoned by his parents who is living with his dog in the woods behind his middle school. Ages 10–14.
Tegan and Sara: Junior High by Tegan Quin and Sara Quin, illus. by Tillie Walden (May 30, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-374-31302-9). This opening book of a graphic novel duology based on the early lives of indie-pop twin-sister duo Tegan and Sara explores growing up, coming out, and finding yourself through music and sisterhood. Ages 10–14.
Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream (young readers ed.) by Joshua Davis, adapted by Reyna Grande (May 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38861-4), tells the true story of four undocumented Mexican teenagers competing in the 2004 national underwater robotics championship. Ages 10–14.
Forever Is Now by Mariama J. Lockington (May 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38888-1) is a YA novel-in-verse about a Black teen coming of age in an anxiety-inducing world. Ages 12–18.
Of Light and Shadow by Tanaz Bhathena (May 23, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38911-6). This epic fantasy is set in a magical world inspired by the badlands of 17th-century India. Ages 12–18.
Rising Class: How Three First-Generation College Students Conquered Their First Year follows three first-generation college students as they navigate their freshman year—and ultimately a pandemic. Ages 12–18.
Alondra by Gina Femia (Apr. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38845-4) spotlights the summer that 16-year-old bisexual Alondra spends in her Coney Island neighborhood with friends who share her pro-wrestling aspirations. Ages 14–18.
Gloria Buenrostro Is Not My Girl-
friend by Brandon Hoàng (June 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38857-7). A shy Vietnamese American boy tries to attain popularity by befriending the most beautiful girl in school. Ages 14–18.
An Improbable Season by Rosalyn Eves (Apr. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-39018-1). When Thalia, Kalliope, and Charis set off to Regency London for their first Season, they each have clear goals—few of which include matrimony. Ages 14–18.
Ode to My First Car by Robin Gow (June 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38843-0) is a contemporary sapphic romance told in verse about a bisexual teen girl who falls in and out of love over the course of one fateful summer. Ages 14–18.
Pout-Pout Fish Reader picks up You Can Be a Good Sport, Pout-Pout Fish! by Deborah Diesen, illus. by Dan Hanna (May 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-39106-5), ages 3–6. Green Power revs up with Zero Waste: How One Community Is Leading a World Recycling Revolution by Allan Drummond (Mar. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38840-9), ages 4–8. And Jasmine Toguchi returns in Jasmine Toguchi, Bridge Builder (July 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38936-9) and Jasmine Toguchi, Peace-Maker (Mar. 21, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38934-5) by Debbi Michiko Florence, illus. by Elizabet Vukovic, ages 6–9.
Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends
Hush, Little Rocket by Mo O’Hara, illus. by Alexandra Cook (Mar. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-82806-4) introduces readers to the solar system while lulling them into a slumber filled with cosmic dreams. Ages 1–4.
Powerful You by Kate Jane Neal (June 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-84127-8) teaches readers that listening to how our bodies and minds feel can help give us the strength to say yes or no in various situations. Ages 2–5.
You Be Grandma by Karla Clark, illus. by Addy Rivera Sonda (Mar. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81436-4). A grandmother tells her granddaughter that she’s simply too tired to be Grandma tonight and asks the girl to take over for her. Ages 2–5.
The Brilliant Ms. Bangle by Cara Devins, illus. by K-Fai Steele (June 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-24770-4). A special librarian helps students to welcome big changes. Ages 3–5.
Harold the Iceberg Melts Down by Lisa Wyzlic, illus. by Rebecca Syracuse (Mar. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-83062-3). An iceberg lettuce’s anxiety about melting grows as his fellow food friends try to help him cool down. Ages 3–6.
Small Knight and the Angry Prince by Manka Kasha (June 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-85698-2). Small knight must find a way to deal with big emotions during a royal visit. Ages 3–6.
The Yellow Áo Dài by Hanh Bui, illus. by Minnie Phan (Apr. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-84206-0). With help from her mother’s sewing kit and her grandmother’s loving legacy, a girl learns how to mend a special yellow áo dài (traditional Vietnamese dress). Ages 3–6.
I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know by Leslie Odom and Nicolette Robinson, illus. by Joy Hwang Ruiz (Mar. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-26564-7) offers a lyrical refrain about the bonds we form with the children to whom we are closest in our lives. Ages 3–7.
A Dupatta Is... by Marzieh Abbas, illus. by Anu Chouhan (Apr. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-82094-5), introduces the shawls that are traditionally worn by women in various cultures of South Asia. Ages 4–8.
Sometimes, a Tiger by Z.B. Asterplume (July 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-82344-1). A tiger emerges from the pantry and accompanies Dario through his day in a tale of imagination and kindness. Ages 4–8.
The Unwelcome Surprise by Olga Herrera (Apr. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-82767-8). Bongo the dog is beside himself with worry when a tiny new member joins his human family. Ages 4–8.
Skating on Mars by Caroline Huntoon (May 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-85187-1). Twelve-year-old figure skater Mars discovers who they are on and off the ice. Ages 8–12.
The Talent Thief by Mike Thayer (Feb. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-77102-5). A girl with the ability to borrow other people’s talents must use her powers to find her own spotlight. Ages 8–12.
Theo Tan and the Iron Fan by Jesse Q. Sutanto (May 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-79436-9). A Chinese American boy and his snarky fox spirit face down demon kings as they race against time to be reunited with his brother’s spirit. Ages 8–12.
Brick Dust and Bones by M.R. Fournet (July 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-87602-7). A 12-year-old Cemetery Boy and monster hunter races against the clock to save the ghost of his dead mother. Ages 9–12.
The Dog Knight by Jeremy Whitley, illus. by Bre Indigo (May 16, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-75672-5). A nonbinary middle schooler saves a dog from bullies and is offered the chance to become protector of a magical pact between humans and dogs in this series launch. Ages 9–12.
The Gray by Chris Baron (June 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-86471-0). Sasha, a boy living with anxiety, finds new friends and a four-legged kindred spirit while spending the summer in the country with his aunt. Ages 10–14.
The Pledge by Cale Dietrich (Feb. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-18697-3) tells of a masked killer who targets frat boys. Ages 13–18.
Something Like Possible by Miel Moreland (May 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-84581-8). A bisexual teen’s path to political staffer stardom is in jeopardy until she finds a cute new junior class president candidate to back. Ages 13–18.
Venom & Vow by Anna-Marie McLemore and Elliott McLemore (May 16, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-82223-9). Two enemy kingdoms are forced to work together to break a curse in this YA fantasy featuring a transgender prince and a bigender dama/assassin. Ages 13–18.
And Other Mistakes by Erika Turner (Feb. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-83484-3). During her senior year, cross-country star Aaliyah navigates tensions with family and friends and tries to prove she’s more than her mistakes. Ages 14–18.
The DOS and Donuts of Love by Adiba Jaigirdar (June 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-84211-4). Teen Shireen participates in a televised baking competition where contestants include her ex-girlfriend and a potential new crush. Ages 14–18.
The Melancholy of Summer by Louisa Onome (May 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-82356-4). After her parents go on the run, a teenage girl placed in the care of a cousin she barely knows learns to trust and open up. Ages 14–18.
The Other Side of Infinity by Joan F. Smith (Apr. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-84338-8). Seventeen-year-old December uses her gift of foreknowledge to help lifeguard Nick save a drowning man—an action that puts Nick’s life at risk. Ages 14–18.
Strictly No Heroics by B.L. Radley (Mar. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81847-8) follows Riley, a Normie girl in a world run by superheroes. Ages 14–18.
Study Break: 11 College Tales from Orientation to Graduation, edited by Aashna Avachat (Mar. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-84805-5), serves up a collection of interconnected contemporary YA short stories written by Gen Z authors, exploring different parts of the college experience. Ages 14–18.
You Don’t Have a Shot by Racquel Marie (May 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-83629-8) is a queer YA romance about rival soccer players and rediscovering your love of the game and yourself. Ages 14–18.
Court of the Undying Seasons by A.M. Strickland (May 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-83262-7). At a vampire school, 19-year-old Fin is determined to forge a different path and learn how to kill the undead in order to get revenge for her mother who was taken by vampires years ago. Ages 15–18.
I’d Rather Burn Than Bloom by Shannon C.F. Rogers (July 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-84566-5). A Filipina American teen tries to figure out who she really is in the wake of her mother’s death. Ages 15–18.
Sparkella takes center stage in The One and Only Sparkella and the Big Lie by Channing Tatum, illus. by Kim Barnes (May 30, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-75077-8), ages 4–8. Agents of H.E.A.R.T. by Sam Hay, illus. by Genevieve Kote, continues with The Princess and the Pup (Feb. 14, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-79834-3), ages 6–9. Doggo and Pupper concludes with Doggo and Pupper Search for Cozy by Katherine Applegate, illus. by Charlie Alder (Mar. 28, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-250-62102-3), ages 6–9. Adventures on Trains by M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman, illus. by Elisa Paganelli, chugs along with Danger at Dead Man’s Pass (Feb. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22296-1), ages 10–14. Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller, featuring magical high seas adventure, sets sail with Daughter of the Pirate King (June 27, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-250-89190-7) and Daughter of the Siren Queen (July 25, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-250-89192-1), ages 13–18. And Remixed Classics gains My Dear Henry: A Jekyll & Hyde Remix by Kalynn Bayron (Mar. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-83356-3), ages 13–18.
Bea Wolf by Zach Weinersmith, illus. by Boulet (Feb. 21, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-77629-7), retells Beowulf with a gang of troublemaking kids who must defend their treehouse from a fun-hating adult who can instantly turn children into grown-ups. Ages 8–12.
Eerie Tales from the School of Screams by Graham Annable (July 18, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-19503-6) is a five-tale horror anthology. Ages 8–12.
Snot Goblins and Other Tasteless Tales by Rob Kutner, illus. by David DeGrand (July 25, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-78080-5), features five creepy tales filled with gross-out humor. Ages 8–12.
Travis Daventhorpe for the Win! by Wes Molebash (Mar. 21, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-80140-1). Travis dodges bullies, forges friendships, and perfects his science fair project—all while trying to fulfill his magical destiny in this series-starter. Ages 8–12.
A First Time for Everything by Dan Santat (Feb. 28, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-85104-8). This graphic memoir spotlights a young Santat and the middle school trip to Europe that changed his life. Ages 10–14.
Belle of the Ball by Mari Costa (Mar. 21, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-78412-4). High school wallflower Belle Hawkins ends up in a love triangle after tutoring the girlfriend of her crush. Ages 14–18.
Family Style: Memories of an American from Vietnam by Thien Pham (June 20, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-80972-8) chronicles Pham’s experiences as a Vietnamese immigrant boy searching for belonging in America. Ages 14–18.
Hungry Ghost by Victoria Ying (Apr. 25, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76699-1) takes a look at eating disorders, family dynamics, and ultimately, the journey to self-love. Ages 14–18.
In Limbo: A Graphic Memoir by Deb Jj Lee (Mar. 7, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-25266-1) presents a Korean American girl’s coming-of-age story—and homecoming story—set between a New Jersey suburb and Seoul, South Korea. Ages 14–18.
Monstrous: A Transracial Adoption Story by Sarah Myer (June 27, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-26880-8). Sarah, a Korean American girl adopted at birth by a white family, uses fandom and art-making to overcome racist bullying. Ages 14–18.
What Happens Next? by Jess Smart Smiley, a choose-your-own-plot-twist series, debuts with Talent Show Troubles (Apr. 11, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-250-77283-1) and Science Fair Frenzy (June 20, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-88964-5), ages 7–10. InvestiGators by John Patrick Green spins off Agents of S.U.I.T. (Feb. 21, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-250-85256-4), about the misadventures of Mango and Brash’s coworkers, by Green with Christopher Hastings, illus. by Pat Lewis, ages 7–10. Cat’s Cradle by Jo Rioux continues with The Mole King’s Lair (June 20, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-62538-0), ages 8–12.
Cryptid Kids by Natalie Riess and Sara Goetter greets The Bawk-Ness Monster (June 27, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-83466-9), ages 8–12. Squire & Knight by Scott Chantler, in which a young squire tackles mysteries and monsters, kicks off with Squire & Knight (May 9, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-250-24933-3), ages 8–12. Science Comics issues Electricity: Energy in Action by Andy Hirsch (May 23, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-26585-2) and The Periodic Table of Elements: Understanding the Building Blocks of Everything by Jon Chad (Mar. 14, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-76761-5), ages 9–13. And Books of Clash, based on the mobile gaming sensation, begins with Legendary Legends of Legendarious Achievery by Gene Luen Yang, illus. by Les McClaine and Alison Acton (May 30, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-81626-9), ages 14–18.
The Three Little Tardigrades by Sandra Fay (Apr. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-77609-9). Mother Tardigrade sends her little ones out from the drop of water they call home to explore the world, with a warning to beware of the Big Hairy Wolf Spider. Ages 4–8.
Hidden Gem by Linda Liu (July 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-83507-9) spotlights a tiny, unassuming rock’s journey to find self-confidence. Ages 4–8.
I’m Sticking with You—and the Chicken Too! by Smriti Prasadam-Halls, illus. by Steve Small (Apr. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-84965-6). Pals Bear and Squirrel are perfectly in tune until Chicken comes along. Ages 4–8.
Invader from Mars: The Truth About Babies by Peggy Robbins Janousky, illus. by Karen Obuhanych (May 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81855-3). This story about a new sibling ends with an out-of-this-world twist. Ages 4–8.
Pop’s Perfect Present by Corey Finkle, illus. by Lenny Wen (May 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81944-4). In an effort to create the most perfect day for the best father ever, a girl organizes activities centered around her dad’s favorite hobbies. Ages 4–8.
A Song of Sun and Sky by Jason Cockcroft (Apr. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81943-7). A seemingly endless road trip for Lula and her father only seems to get worse when the car breaks down in the middle of the desert. Ages 4–8.
The Deadlands: Hunted by Skye Melki-Wegner (Apr. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-82769-2). Five outcasts—and former enemies—are the only hope to save their warring kingdoms from impending doom in this adventure series launch. Ages 8–12.
Ghost Book by Remy Lai (July 18, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81041-0)
follows a girl who can see ghosts as she befriends a boy who is stuck between the worlds of the living and the dead. Ages 8–12.
Second Chance Summer by Sarah Kapit (May 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-86090-3). Ex-best friends Maddie and Chloe must decide whether to rekindle their friendship or let it go for good. Ages 8–12.
Total Garbage by Rebecca Donnelly, illus. by John Hendrix (Mar. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76038-8), asks why there is so much trash, why we are so bad at handling it, and how we can stop it from ruining the planet. Ages 8–12.
The Crooked Door by Brad McLelland (Apr. 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-12438-8). Ginny must race to save her parents before they’re trapped forever in the Dirge’s dark realm. Ages 9–13.
Garden of the Cursed by Katy Rose Pool (June 20, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-84666-2) launches a duology in which cursebreaker Marlow Briggs pretends to be in love with a powerful noble to gain entry into an illustrious—and deadly—society that holds clues to her mother’s disappearance. Ages 14–18.
A Guide to the Dark by Meriam Metoui (July 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-86321-8). When two best friends are stranded in a motel on their spring break college tour road trip, they must make a connection between one girl’s nightmares and the eight deaths that occurred in their room before there’s a ninth. Ages 14–18.
I’m Not Supposed to Be in the Dark by Riss M. Neilson (May 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-78853-5) focuses on a teen who is convinced that her best friend-turned-enemy is possessed by a ghost. Ages 14–18.
Painted Devils by Margaret Owen (May 16, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-83116-3). After accidentally starting a cult and invoking the wrath of the gods, a scam artist must fight to save everyone she has ever loved in this Bavarian-themed fantasy. Ages 14–18.
Warrior Girl Unearthed by Angeline Boulley (May 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76658-8). A Native teen must find a way to bring an ancestor home to her tribe. Ages 14–18.
Our Universe by Stacy McAnulty, illus. by Stevie Lewis, delivers Pluto! Not a Planet? Not a Problem! (May 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81346-6), ages 4–8. Mihi Ever After by Tae Keller gains A Giant Problem (May 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81422-7), ages 8–12. Monster Catchers by George Brewington welcomes The Fantastic Inventions of Dr. Flax (Mar. 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-16580-0), ages 8–12. And the Pilar Ramirez duology concludes with Pilar Ramirez and the Curse of San Zenon by Julian Randall (Feb. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-77412-5), ages 8–12.
A Coral Reef Story by Jane Burnard, illus. by Kendra Binney (Apr. 11, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7847-9), follows a year in the life of a coral reef. Ages 6–9.
Amazing Machines in Busy Places is out of the gate with Construction Site by Tony Mitton, illus. by Ant Parker (Apr. 11, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7840-0), ages 3–5. Escape Room Puzzles unveils Attack of the Mega Bugs (June 13, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7534-7883-7) and Ocean Reef Raiders (June 13, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7534-7882-0), ages 7–9. New to Spectacular Science is The Spectacular Science of Space by Rob Colson, illus. by Moreno Chiacchiera (July 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7903-2), ages 7–11. This Is Our World by Valerie Wilding, illus. by Åsa Gilland, expands with Celebrate with Us! (Apr. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7850-9), ages 7–11. Joining Everyday STEM are Chemical Engineering by Jenny Jacoby, illus. by Luna Valentine (Mar. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7825-7) and Space by Izzie Clarke, illus. by James Lancett (Mar. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7848-6), ages 8–11. And new Basher Science Mini titles by Tom Jackson, illus. by Simon Basher, are Extreme Weather: It’s Really Wild! (Mar. 14, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7888-2) and Forensics (June 20, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7885-1), ages 9–12.
The Mind-Blowing World of Extraordinary Competitions: Meet the Incredible People Who Will Compete at Anything by Anna Goldfield, illus. by Hannah Riordan (Apr. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68449-286-2), showcases unusual contests from around the globe. Ages 8–10.
Plants to the Rescue! The Plants, Trees, and Fungi That Are Solving Some of the World’s Biggest
Problems by Baliga Vikram, illus. by Brian Lambert (July 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68449-329-6), highlights the importance of plants in our fight against climate change. Ages 8–10.
We Need to Talk About Vaginas: An Important Book About Vulvas, Periods, Puberty, and Sex! by Allison K. Rodgers, illus. by Annika Le Large (Feb. 28, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68449-284-8), explains everything from why we have periods to sex and consent in the age of social media. Ages 10–12.
Day in the Life turns the page with Frogs: What Do Frogs, Toads, and Tadpoles Get Up to All Day? by Itzue W. Caviedes-Solis, illus. by Henry Rancourt (May 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68449-307-4) and Birds: What Do Flamingos, Owls, and Penguins Get Up to All Day? by Alex Bond, illus. by Rancourt (Mar. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68449-285-5), ages 5–8. Joining Inside Story is The Airport by John Walton, illus. by Hannah Abbo (July 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68449-309-8), ages 5–8. And Young Zoologist welcomes Green Sea Turtle: A First Field Guide to the Ocean Reptile from the Tropics by Carlee Jackson, illus. by Daniel Rieley (June 6, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68449-308-1), ages 5–8.
Outdoor School by Mary Kay Carson grows with Tree, Wildflower, and Mushroom Spotting: The Definitive Interactive Nature Guide, illus. by John D. Dawson (Feb. 28, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-75061-7), ages 10–14.
The Dragon Who Didn’t Like Fire by Gemma Merino (Feb. 28, $19.99, ISBN: 9781529044812). A little dragon who doesn’t like fire finds out that she much prefers water, and discovers that she may not be a dragon after all. Ages 3-6.
Carry Along Tab Books by Roger Priddy picks up My Busy Backpack (May 2, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-299-2), ages 2–5.
Cape by Kevin Johnson, illus. by Kitt Thomas (June 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-84050-9). A child learns that even superheroes can experience hurt in this story about loss and love. Ages 3–6.
The Duck Never Blinks by Alex Latimer (July 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-88599-9) presents a staring contest between you and a duck that never, ever blinks. Ages 3–6.
I See You, Sad Bear by Vern Kousky (July 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-84202-2). Readers follow Sad Bear through a gloomy day, but can only guess at why he’s so blue. Ages 3–6.
Kiki Can! Go to School by Susie Jaramillo, illus. by Abigail Gross (May 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-87202-9). Kiki the chick learns that as long as she’s herself, she can make new friends. Ages 3–6.
Quiet Time with My Seeya by Dinalie Dabarera (Mar. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-82427-1) focuses on the special days a child spends with her Sinhalese grandfather, her Seeya, despite their language barrier. Ages 3–6.
Wombat, the Reluctant Hero by Christian Trimmer, illus. by Rachel Gyan (Mar. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-78857-3). When a very hot, dry summer causes dangerous fires in their neighborhood, a group of animals are desperate to find water and shelter. Ages 3–6.
Egyptian Lullaby by Zeena M. Pliska, illus. by Hatem Aly (Apr. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22249-7), is an ode to the great city of Cairo, its people, and culture. Ages 4–8.
Jumper: A Day in the Life of a Backyard Jumping Spider by Jessica Lanan (Apr. 11, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81036-6) depicts the daily experiences of a backyard jumping spider. Ages 4–8.
Real Princesses Change the World by Carrie A. Pearson, illus. by Dung Ho (Apr. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-75143-0), profiles 11 contemporary real-life princesses and four heirs apparent from around the world. Ages 4–8.
We Go Way Back by Idan Ben-Barak, illus. by Philip Bunting (Feb. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-85079-9), peers back in time—way back in time—to the story of how life began. Ages 4–8.
The Worry Balloon by Mónica Mancillas, illus. by Betty C. Tang (July 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-85293-9) shows how one child experiences anxiety and worry, providing tools to practice mindfulness and strengthen one’s mental health. Ages 4–8.
You Will Do Great Things by Amerie, illus. by Raissa Figueroa (Mar. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81702-0). A boy’s imagination takes flight as he gazes at family photos, whisking him on a fantastical journey. Ages 4–8.
Yukie’s Island: My Family’s World War II Story by Steve Sheinkin, illus. by Kodo Kimura (July 18, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20650-3). This picture book autobiography features a family’s resilience and path to healing after the devastation of war. Ages 4–8.
Ghosts, Toast, and Other Hazards by Susan Tan (Apr. 25, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-79700-1). Mo must overcome her worries to find the truth behind her town’s ghostly urban legend. Ages 8–12.
Wild Bird by Diane Zahler (Mar. 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-83340-2). Rype, an abandoned girl in 14th-century Europe, walks from Norway to England looking for safety from the plague. Ages 8–12.
The Woman in the Moon: How Margaret Hamilton Helped Fly the First Astronauts to the Moon by Richard Maurer (Mar. 14, $19.99,
ISBN 978-1-62672-856-1) introduces Hamilton, the computer engineer who helped Apollo 11 and mankind get from Earth to the moon in 1969. Ages 10–14.
Stars and Smoke by Marie Lu (Apr. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-85281-6). A global pop phenom is tapped to become a secret agent and a reluctant young spy is assigned to be his partner. Ages 12–17.
Becoming a Queen by Dan Clay (Apr. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-84309-8). High schooler Mark turns toward love, self-expression, and drag when the unthinkable happens. Ages 12–18.
The Headmaster’s List by Melissa de la Cruz (Feb. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-82738-8). Eighteen-year-old Spencer goes to dangerous lengths to uncover the truth about a fatal car crash. Ages 14–18.
Starla Jean is back for Starla Jean Cracks the Case by Elana K. Arnold, illus. by A.N. Kang (Apr. 4, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30580-0), ages 4–7. Stella Diaz wraps up with Stella Díaz Leaps to the Future by Angela Dominguez (Mar. 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-86257-0), ages 6–9. Hispanic Star gains Sylvia Rivera by Claudia Romo Edelman and Gia Loving, illus. by Cheyne Gallarde (Mar. 7, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-82814-9), ages 8–12. Sharks Incorporated by Randy Wayne White swims along with Megalops (May 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81354-1), ages 8–12. And Survival Scout by Maxwell Eaton, in which Scout offers survival tips for readers who may get lost in the wilderness, debuts with Lost in the Mountains (May 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-79046-0), ages 8–12.
The Karma Map by Nisha Sharma (Mar. 1, $28.99, ISBN 978-1-66250-077-0). A youth group’s temple road trip through India is a liberating escape for a former mean girl and sunshine boy to explore their past and their feelings for each other. Ages 14–18.
Mad Cave Studios/Maverick
Paper Planes by Jennie Wood, illus. by Dozerdraws (May 16, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-952303-54-8). At a summer camp for troubled youth, friends Leighton and Dylan use conversation, self-discovery, and notes by paper plane to find their true selves at last. Ages 14–18.
Marshall Cavendish International (Asia)/Marshall Cavendish Children
Tribeca by Amanda Pearlstein and Howard Pearlstein, illus. Renate Potter (July 18, paper, $9.99, ISBN 9789815009484). A three-legged cat goes to live with her new family and is worried that she won’t fit in. Ages 3-5.
Broadway Baby by Russell Miller with Judith A. Proffer, illus. by Yoko Matsua (Apr. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-957317-04-5). At bedtime, Baby dreams of all the special things one experiences on the path to becoming a Broadway star. Ages 5–7.
Michael O’Mara/Buster Books
Sherlock Bones and the Case of the Crown Jewels: A Puzzle Quest by Tim Collins, illus. by John Bigwood (Feb. 7, paper, $9.99, ISBN: 9781780557502). In this series starter, when the crown jewels go missing from Buckingham Kennel, it’s up to super-sleuth Sherlock Bones and his trusty sidekick Dr. Catson to solve the crime. Ages 7–9.
Isabel and the Invisible World by Alan Lightman, illus. by Ramona Kaulitzki (Apr. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2333-0). Six-year-old Isabel discovers the hidden world of light waves when she receives a glass prism for her birthday. Ages 4–7.
How to Spacewalk: Step-by-Step with Shuttle Astronauts by Kathryn Sullivan and Michael J. Rosen, illus. by Rosen (June 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2621-8). Sullivan, the first American woman to walk in space, and Rosen offer a guide on how to prepare for and conduct a spacewalk. Ages 7–9.
Big Science for Tiny Tots by Jill Esbaum and Wonderlab Group blasts off with Bath Time Physics (May 2, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2965-3) and High Chair Chemistry (May 2, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2966-0), ages 1–3. And Your Hidden Life by Eleanor Spicer Rice, illus. by Rob Wilson, focused on microbes all around us, launches with Unseen Jungle: The Microbes That Secretly Control Our World, ages 7–10.
Ultimate Fanbook: Nintendo (Independent & Unofficial): The Best Nintendo Games, Characters and More! by Kevin Pettman (June 20, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-83861-165-1) serves up a history of the gaming company, and its most iconic characters. Ages 7–10.
Ultimate Guide to Minecraft Creative Mode (Independent & Unofficial) by Eddie Robson (Apr. 4, $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-83935-218-8) delivers ideas for making new designs and constructions in Minecraft Creative Mode. Ages 7–10.
Interview With adds Interview with Blackbeard & Other Vicious Villains by Andy Seed, illus. by Gareth Conway (Feb. 21, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-78312-911-9), ages 7–10.
National Geographic Kids
Becoming a Butterfly by Ruth A. Musgrave (Mar. 7, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4263-7412-8) introduces butterflies of all shapes and colors and follows their development from egg to caterpillar to butterfly. Ages up to 3.
Destiny Finds Her Way: How a Rescued Baby Sloth Learned to Be Wild by Margarita Engle (Feb. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-7234-6) tells the true story of Destiny, an orphaned baby sloth who learns to return to the wild in the Costa Rican rainforest. Ages 4–8.
Little Kids First Big Book of Sports by James Buckley Jr. (Mar 7, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-7322-0) introduces a variety of team and individual sports. Ages 4–8.
Ultimate Mammalpedia by Stephanie Warren Drimmer (July 25, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-7321-3) is an encyclopedia of mammals—including profiles and an explanation of what mammals are. Ages 7–10.
Bite, Sting, Kill: The Incredible Science of Toxins, Venom, Fangs, and Stingers by Julie Beer (Feb. 21, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-7341-1) investigates how bites and stings of certain animals spell doom for their prey. Ages 8–12.
How to Survive in the Age of Dinosaurs: A Handy Guide to Dodging Deadly Predators, Riding Out Mega-Monsoons, and Escaping Other Perils of the Prehistoric by Stephanie Drimmer (Apr. 11, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-7282-7) is a survival guide to the prehistoric age. Ages 8–12.
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2024 (May 2, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-7387-9) offers photos, facts, games, and features about animals, science, technology and more. Ages 8–12.
That’s Fact-tastic! Mind-Blowing, Eye-Popping, Jaw-Dropping Stuff About Our World (Feb. 28, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-7225-4). Based on a popular section in Nat Geo Kids magazine, this volume collects fascinating facts and silly stats in a variety of categories. Ages 8–12.
Water! by Lisa M. Gerry (Mar. 7, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-7355-8) takes a close look at water—what we have available, how to conserve it, how to distribute it, and how to manage it for future generations. Ages 8–12.
Go Wild! roars along with Lions! by Margie Markarian (Mar 21, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-7354-1) and Frogs! by Alicia Klepeis (June 13, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-7386-2), ages 4–8. National Geographic Readers greets Queen Elizabeth II (L3) by Mary Quattlebaum (Apr. 4, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-7440-1), ages 7–9. Joining Can’t Get Enough is Can’t Get Enough Dog Stuff by Moira Donohue and Stephanie Gibeault (Apr. 4, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-7377-0), ages 7–10. Weird But True Know-It-All gains Middle Ages by Michael Burgan (Mar. 21, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-7329-9), ages 8–12. And Why? Offers Human Body (June 6, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-7477-7), ages 8–12.
Discipleship for Kids: Helping Children Grow in Christ by Rebecca Ruybalid Stone (Apr. 4, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64158-535-4) provides resources for kids to learn Bible basics and Christian faith fundamentals. Ages 6–10.
Farah Loves Mangoes by Sarthak Sinha (Apr. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-83874-136-5). Farah learns to love the unexpected and appreciate her favorite mango tree. Ages 3–7.
Ingenious Edie: Master Inventor of Tiny Town by Patrick Corrigan (June 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-83874-880-7). Master inventor Edie enlists neighbors’ help to stop Michael the magpie from taking other people’s things. Ages 3-7.
The Laugh by Fay Evans, illus. by Ayse Klinge (Mar. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-83874-082-5). A girl rediscovers laughter as she grieves the loss of her mother. Ages 3–7.
Ning and the Spirit Light by Adriena Fong (May 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-913123-16-1). When Ning finds himself in the forest at night where evil spirits lurk, he realizes that all is not as it seems. Ages 3–7.
When Mino Took the Bus by Simona Ciraolo (Feb. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-83874-088-7). Mino the chipmunk must leave their mother and set off into the big world on their own. Ages 3–7.
Juniper Mae: Knight of Tykotech City by Sarah Soh (Mar. 7, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-912497-45-4). Juniper Mae, a tiny, brave inventor, tries to overcome her fears and create some cool gadgets to save her city from sinister forces. Ages 7–9.
Monster Support Group: The Werewolf’s Tale by Laura Suárez (May 2, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-83874-089-4). In this series kickoff, 12-year-old Lowell joins the Monster Support Group in an attempt to return to normal after a transformative full-moon night. Ages 7–9.
Over the Rainbow by Rachael Davis, illus. by Wenjia Tang (June 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-83874-857-9), is a guide to these colorful natural wonders. Ages 8–12.
Please Don’t Bite Me by Nazzy Pakpour, illus. by Owen Davey (July 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-83874-862-3), explores the lives of misunderstood buzzing, biting insects. Ages 8–12.
About Animals by Owen Davey hops along with Fanatical About Frogs (May 2, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-83874-871-5), ages 7–10. Brownstone’s Mythical Collection by Joe Todd-Stanton builds with Luna and the Treasure of Tlaloc (June 6, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-83874-855-5), ages 5–8. Tie-ins to the Netflix series Hilda include Hilda’s Book of Beasts and Spirits by Emily Hibbs, illus. by Jason Chan (Feb. 7, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-83874-141-9), ages 7–10. And joining Earth’s Incredible Places are Yellowstone by Cath Ard, illus. by Bianca Austria (Apr. 4, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-83874-856-2), Amazon River by Sangma Francis, illus. by Rômolo D’Hipólito (May 2, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-83874-869-2), and Everest by Francis, illus. by Lisk Feng (Feb. 7, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-83874-868-5), ages 8–12.
The Genius Kid’s Guide to Mythical Creatures by Sara Novak (May 2, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-952455-12-4) highlights 20 legendary beings, detailing each creature’s appearance and behavior, as well as where and how legends about it began. Ages 8–14.
The Fight for Midnight by Dan Solomon (June 20, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-63583-086-6). An Austin teen grapples with his own past mistakes and the complex issue of abortion when he accompanies a classmate to the Texas State Capitol to protest Wendy Davis’s historic filibuster of the HB2 abortion bill in 2013. Ages 14–18.
The Labors of Gen by Rachel Menard continues with Clash of Fate and Fury (Mar. 21, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63583-082-8), ages 14–18. And Requiem Dark by Claire Winn issues City of Vicious Night (May 23, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63583-084-2), ages 14–18.
North Star/Jolly Fish
Jack the Runaway Terrier by Gill McLean (Apr. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-63163-698-1) follows the adventures of a mischievous dog who bites off more than he can chew. Ages 4–8.
The Most Important Animal of All by Penny Worms, illus. by Hannah Bailey (June 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-63163-701-8), explains ecosystems and the key roles that different animals play on our planet. Ages 4–8.
It Happened on Saturday by Sydney Dunlap (Feb. 21, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-63163-694-3). Thirteen-year-old Julia nearly becomes a victim of human trafficking and must find the courage to report the incident and save others. Ages 8–12.
We the Future by Cliff Lewis (Apr. 18, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-63163-696-7). A girl from the future recruits 12-year-old shy, asthmatic Jonah to launch a climate strike big enough to change history. Ages 8–14.
Adam and His Tuba by Ziga X. Gombac, illus. by Maja Kastelic, trans. by Olivia Hellewell (Feb. 28, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4497-1). A boy born into a family of circus performers discovers his own special talent. Ages 4–8.
Don’t Be a Bully, Little Tiger by Carol Roth, illus. by Rashin (June 27, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4495-7). A bossy little tiger learns that treating others well can be fun. Ages 4–8.
The Forest Keeper—The True Story of Jadav Payeng by Rina Singh, illus. by Ishita Jain (Apr. 18, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4505-3), tells the story of how this Indian boy single-handedly grew a forest the size of Central Park in his country from a single seed. Ages 4–8.
Jitterbug by Kai Lüftner, illus. by Wiebke Rauers, trans. by Marshall Yarbrough (Apr. 4, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4499-5). A spirited ladybug follows the beat of her rock ‘n’ roll aspirations. Ages 4–8.
Let’s Build a Dam! by Daniel Fehr, illus. by Mariachiara Di Giorgio (May 23, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4501-5). Three siblings build a dam until their creation attracts the attention of fishermen, pirates, and even the king and his fleet. Ages 4–8.
Sherlock Holmes—The Final Problem by Arthur Conan Doyle, trans. by David Henry Wilson, adapted and illus. by Hannes Binder (Apr. 4, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4488-9) presents Holmes’s most famous adventure in graphic-novel format. Ages 8–12.
Everything Possible by Fred Small, illus. by Alison Brown (May 2, $17.99, ISBN 979-88-87770-22-2). Based on Small’s folk song of the same title, this book celebrates love, friendship, and choosing one’s own path. Ages 2–5.
Frank and Bert by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros (May 2, $17.99, ISBN 979-88-87770-00-0) debuts a series about best friends who love to play hide-and-seek. Ages 2–5.
Granny Came Here on the Empire Windrush by Patrice Lawrence, illus. by Camilla Sucre (May 2, $17.99, ISBN 979-88-87770-33-8). Asked to dress as an inspirational figure for a school assembly, Ava chooses her grandmother, an African Caribbean who traveled to England on the Empire Windrush to start a new life. Ages 2–5.
I’ll Be There by Karl Newson, illus. by Rosalind Beardshaw (May 2, $15.99, ISBN 979-88-87770-21-5). Animal parents help their young ones explore the world. Ages 2–5.
How to Count to One: (And Don’t Even Think About Bigger Numbers!) by Casper Salmon, illus. by Matt Hunt (June 3, $17.99, ISBN 979-88-87770-24-6). Despite its title, readers of this book with an unreliable narrator can discover tricks to outsmart the book and count all the way to 100. Ages 3–7.
The Big Book of Mysteries by Tom Adams, illus. by Yas Imamura (July 4, $19.99, ISBN 979-88-87770-04-8). The Bermuda Triangle, Bigfoot, and the Loch Ness monster are among the 100 real-life mysteries examined here. Ages 4–7.
Look, It’s introduces Look, It’s Roar Roar Lion (June 3, $10.99, ISBN 979-88-87770-02-4) and Look, It’s Woof Woof Dog (June 3, $10.99, ISBN 979-88-87770-03-1) by Camilla Reid, illus. by Clare Youngs, ages up to 2. Baby Faces welcomes Little Bear, Where Are You? (July 4, $9.99, ISBN 979-88-87770-07-9) and Little Dog, Where Are You? (July 4, $9.99, ISBN 979-88-87770-06-2) by Ekaterina Trukhan, ages up to 3. And This Is Not A... adds This Is Not a Unicorn! by Barry Timms, illus. by Ged Adamson (June 3, $15.99, ISBN 979-88-87770-01-7), ages 2–5.
Title in Spanish
Todo lo posible (Everything Possible) by Fred Small, illus. by Alison Brown (May 2, $17.99, ISBN 979-88-87770-23-9), ages 2–5.
New Somos8 titles, published in English and Spanish, are Ruby the Rambunctious (Apr. 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-84-18599-98-9) and Ainhoa revoltosa (Apr. 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-84-18599-95-8); The Flock (Apr. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-84-19253-26-2) and El rebaño (Apr. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-84-19253-25-5) by Margarita del Mazo, illus. by Guridi Guridi; and I’m a Prince! (May 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-84-19253-46-0) and ¡Soy un príncipe! (May 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-84-19253-45-3) by A.H. Benjamin, illus. by Alessandro Montagnana, ages 3–7.
Joining Egalité, published in English and Spanish, are Daniela and History’s Women Pirates (June 13, $19.99, ISBN 978-84-19253-60-6) and Daniela y las mujeres pirata de la historia (June 13, $19.99, ISBN 978-84-19253-09-5) by Susanna Isern, illus. by Gómez, ages 6–10; and I Am Mine Alone (Apr. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-84-19253-59-0) and Soy solo mía (Apr. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-84-19253-10-1) by Raquel Díaz Reguera, ages 8–12.
Series in Spanish
Animalejos greets El sapo (The Toad) by Elise Gravel (June 6, $11.99, ISBN 978-84-19253-49-1), ages 6–10.
Sherlock Bones and the Case of the Crown Jewels by Tim Collins, illus. by John Bigwood (Feb. 7, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-78055-750-2), begins a series in which readers help super-sleuth Sherlock Bones and his feline sidekick Dr. Catson solve mysteries by working through puzzles and games woven into the plot. Ages 7–9.
Missing You by Phellip Willian, illus. by Melissa Garabeli, trans. by Fabio Ramos (Apr. 11, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63715-207-2). While grieving their mother, siblings Thomas and Lara find some solace by taking in an injured deer and nursing it back to health. Ages 8–12.
The Snowcat Prince by Dina Norlund (Mar. 7, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63715-198-3). Syv, the youngest snowcat prince of the family, sets out on a dangerous quest to find the long-lost magical crown of his ancestor and break the curse on the kingdom. Ages 8–12.
Punch Up!, Vol. 1 by Zachary Sterling (June 6, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63715-217-1). Young orphan Pitch will do whatever it takes to convince his idol, aging fighter Sonny, to compete alongside him in a key fighting tournament. Ages 12 and up.
Season of the Bruja by Aaron Durán, illus. by Sara Soler (Jan. 24, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5493-0816-1), follows a young woman as she comes into her magical abilities and faces reemergent threats from the past. Ages 12 and up.
Knee Deep by Joe Flood (May 30, $21.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-62010-938-0). In the year 2223, a teenage girl must venture through underground tunnels and canals in search of her parents who disappeared while on a mining expedition. Ages 13 and up.
I’ll Be a Chicken Too by Lana Vanderlee, illus. by Mike Deas (May 16, $10.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-4598-3555-9). Children and their caregivers imagine themselves as a variety of animals in a playful day of dress-up and make-believe. Ages up to 2.
When Stars Arise by E.G. Alaraj, illus. by Martyna Czub (Apr. 11, $10.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-4598-3566-5). A dusky rural landscape and comforting bedtime routine draw a child closer to sleep. Ages up to 2.
When Sunlight Tiptoes by Gillian Sze, illus. by Soyeon Kim (Mar. 14, $10.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-4598-3450-7), delivers an uplifting poem about a city waking up. Ages 2–4.
Cargo by Adèle Tariel, illus. by Jérôme Peyrat (Feb. 14, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3376-0). A gull travels with the captain of a container ship as he crosses the sea to deliver his cargo before returning home to his child. Ages 3–5.
Gretel and Hansel by Bee Waeland (May 16, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3382-1). In this wordless retelling of “Hansel and Gretel,” two lost children take advantage of a kind witch’s hospitality. Ages 3–5.
Jungle Cat by Andrew Larsen, illus. by Udayana Lugo (May 16, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3464-4). An indoor cat brings a group of neighbors together after his dreams of exploring the outside world go awry. Ages 3–5.
The Never-Ending Sweater by Erin Welch, illus. by Dorothy Leung (May 16, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3473-6). A boy asks his grandmother to knit him a sweater, which he wears as he grows up and travels the world, before returning to his seaside village. Ages 3–5.
Oops! by Julie Massy, illus. by Pascale Bonenfant, trans. by Charles Simard (Apr. 11, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3547-4). Readers are invited to physically interact with the pages in this book of humorous before-and-after scenarios. Ages 3–5.
Sally’s Big Day by Andrew Larsen, illus. by Dawn Lo (Feb. 14, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3461-3). A curious young dog goes to her first day of puppy school. Ages 3–5.
We Belong to the Drum by Sandra Lamouche, illus. by Azby Whitecalf (May 16, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3435-4). A child at daycare—away from his family for the first time—finds connection and comfort through the music of the powwow drum. Ages 3–5.
Dear Polar Bears by Gabrielle Prendergast, illus. by Marcus Cutler (Feb. 14, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3300-5). The penguins of Antarctica are writing to invite the polar bears of the Arctic to a party at the South Pole. Ages 4–7.
Play with Jay! Fun and Games for Little Readers by Pascale Bonenfant (Mar. 14, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3550-4). Jay the bear and his friends introduce key concepts like colors and numbers via interactive games. Ages 4–7.
No Horses in the House! The Audacious Life of Artist Rosa Bonheur by Mireille Messier, illus. by Anna Bron (Mar. 14, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3352-4), introduces this 19th-century French feminist and queer painter, known for her realistic animal paintings. Ages 6–8.
The Secret Pocket by Peggy Janicki, illus. by Carrielynn Victor (Apr. 11, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3372-2), tells the true story of how a resilient group of Indigenous girls at a residential school sewed secret pockets into their clothes to hide food. Ages 6–8.
Waking Ben Doldrums by Heather Smith, illus. by Byron Eggenschwiler (Mar. 14, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3391-3). Neighbors come together to support a university student who is experiencing depression. Ages 6–9.
Elliot Jelly-Legs and the Bobblehead Miracle by Yolanda Ridge, illus. by Sydney Barnes (Feb. 14, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-3379-1). Eleven-year-old Elliot relies on his Carey Price bobblehead doll to help him excel on his hockey team. Ages 9–12.
Like a Hurricane by Jonathan Bécotte, trans. by Jonathan Kaplansky (Feb. 14, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-3523-8). A teen knows he is gay but is afraid to share this knowledge with his parents or his friends. Ages 9–12.
Mountain of Fire: Into the Heart of Volcanoes by Julie Roberge, illus. by Aless MC, trans. by Charles Simard (May 16, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3506-1), presents the science, history, and legends of volcanoes around the world. Ages 9–12.
The Unlovable Alina Butt by Ambreen Butt-Hussain (May 16, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-3491-0). Eleven-year-old nerdy Pakastani girl Alina has once again moved to a new school, but this time she is determined to reinvent herself. Ages 9–12.
Your Brain Is Amazing: How the Human Mind Works by Esperanza Habinger, illus. by Sole Sebastián, trans. by Lawrence Schimel (Feb. 14, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3217-6), explores the inner workings of the brain and how it makes you unique. Ages 9–12.
Billie and Bean by Julia Hansson, trans. by B.J. Woodstein, spotlighting the adventures of a girl and her energetic dog, debuts with Billie and Bean at the Beach (Feb. 14, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3441-5) and Billie and Bean in the City (May 16, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3444-6), ages 6–8. Joining Lucy Tries Sports by Lisa Bowes, illus. by James Hearne, is Lucy Tries Baseball (Apr. 11, $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-3494-1), ages 6–8. New Orca Currents titles are Below the Surface by Allison Finley (Apr. 11, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-3453-8), Big Winner by Sylvia Taekema (Apr. 11, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-3406-4), and Bigfoot Crossing by Gail Anderson-Dargatz (Feb. 14, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-3476-7), ages 9–12. Orca Footprints gains Dig Deep: Connecting Archaeology, Oceans and Us by Nicole F. Smith (Mar. 14, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2608-3), Saving the Night: How Light Pollution Is Harming Life on Earth by Stephen Aitken (Mar. 14, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3107-0), and Too Much Trash: How Litter Is Hurting Animals by Joan Marie Galat (May 16, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3182-7), ages 9–12. Orca Think continues with Breaking News: Why Media Matters by Raina DeLisle, illus. by Julie McLaughlin (May 16, $26.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2656-4), Get Out and Vote! How You Can Shape the Future by Elizabeth MacLeod, illus. by Emily Chu (Mar. 14, $26.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2845-2), and Good Food, Bad Waste: Let’s Eat for the Planet by Erin Silver, illus. by Suharu Ogawa (Apr. 11, $26.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3091-2), ages 9–12. The latest Orca Timeline titles are Are We Having Fun Yet? The Human Quest for a Good Time by Maria Birmingham, illus. by Katy Dockrill (Mar. 14, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3094-3), and Cities: How Humans Live Together by Megan Clendenan, illus. by Suharu Ogawa (May 16, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3146-9), ages 9–12. Orca Wild continues with Grizzly Bears: Guardians of the Wilderness by Frances Backhouse (Feb. 14, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2854-4), ages 9–12.
Teen Astronauts blasts off with Mission to Mars (Apr. 11, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-3673-0) and Boldly Go (Feb. 14, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-2876-6) by Eric Walters, ages 10–13. Orca Anchor issues Countdown by M.J. McIsaac (Feb. 14, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-3535-1) and Star Eaters by Brooke Carter (Feb. 14, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-3467-5), ages 12 and up. And Orca Soundings expands with Baby Drag Queen by C.A. Tanaka (Apr. 11, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-3532-0) and Wingman by Jean Mills (Apr. 11, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-3432-3), ages 12 and up.
Forever Our Home/Kâkikê Kîkinaw (English & Plains Cree) by Tonya Simpson, illus. by Carla Joseph, trans. by Jean Okima¯sis (May 16, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3758-4), ages 3–5. We Belong to the Drum/Mistikwaskihk Kitipêyimikonaw (English & Plains Cree) by Sandra Lamouche, illus. by Azby Whitecalf, trans. by Dolores Greyeyes Sand (May 16, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3438-5), ages 3–5.
I, Sea: A Tale Told in Homonyms by Suzanne Sutherland, illus. by Ashley Barron (Apr. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-499-3), delivers an ode to language, wordplay, and imagination. Ages 3–6.
Biindigen! Amik Says Welcome by Nancy Cooper, illus. by Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley (Mar. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-515-0). Busy beavers host a family reunion that becomes a game of hide-and-seek in a tale celebrating Indigenous perspectives. Ages 3–7.
Corner by Zo-O (Mar. 15, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-532-7). A crow finds itself in an empty corner and begins to make the space its own. Ages 3–7.
How to Be Human: A Bear’s Guide by Sophia Kolinas, illus. by Aparna Varma (Mar. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-494-8). A bear and a girl form an unlikely friendship as they show each other the important things in life. Ages 3–7.
Dounia and the Magic Seeds by Marya Zarif, trans. by Yvette Ghione (Mar. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-523-5). When fleeing her war-ravaged home in Aleppo, Syria, a girl brings four magic seeds to help her family on their difficult journey. Ages 4–7.
Princess Pru and the Ogre on the Hill by Maureen Fergus, illus. by Danesh Mohiuddin (Apr. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-500-6). Savvy Princess Pru looks past appearances to befriend an ogre. Ages 4–7.
What to Bring by Lorna Schultz Nicholson, illus. by Ellen Rooney (Mar. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-490-0). When a forest fire forces her family to evacuate their home, five-year-old Malia must choose which items to bring with her. Ages 4–7.
Do Fire Ants Fight Fires? How Animals Work in the Wild by Etta Kaner, illus. by Jenna Piechota (Mar. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-492-4), compares the way animals work to survive in the wild to human jobs and work. Ages 4–8.
A Star Explodes: The Story of Supernova 1054 by James Gladstone, illus. by Yaara Eshet (Mar. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-498-6), spotlights
an exploding star in the year 1054 that created fascinating remnants still seen today. Ages 4–8.
Otis & Peanut by Naseem Hrab, illus. by Kelly Collier (Apr. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-496-2). Long-haired guinea pig Otis and naked mole rat Peanut star in this first installment of a graphic novel series. Ages 6–8.
Becoming Bionic and Other Ways Science Is Making Us Super by Heather Camlot, illus. by Victor Wong (Apr. 15, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-461-0), uses superheroes to explore how science is transforming our bodies and our experiences. Ages 8–12.
Bee and Flea are back on the case with Bee & Flea and the Puddle Problem by Anna Humphrey, illus. by Mike Deas (Apr. 15, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-443-6), ages 6–9. Weird Sisters Detective Agency by Mark David Smith, illus. by Kari Rust, presents A Robin, a Ribbon, and a Lawn Mower (Apr. 15, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-459-7), ages 6–9.
A Dollar’s Grand Dream by Kimberly Wilson, illus. by Mark Hoffmann (July 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-711-6). A dollar dreams of living the large life of a $10,000 bill. Ages 4–8.
I Want to Be Big! by Tiffany Golden, illus. by Sawyer Cloud (Apr. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-630-0). One boy’s wish to be grown-up becomes a huge problem when he continues to grow into an actual giant. Ages 4–8.
The Note Who Faced the Music by Lindsay Bonilla, illus. by Mark Hoffmann (Mar. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-631-7). Half Note feels unimportant on the musical staff until she learns that everyone has a special part to play. Ages 4–8.
Pirate & Penguin by Mike Allegra, illus. by Jenn Harney (May 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-712-3), follows the unlikely friendship of Pirate and his mistaken-for-a-parrot shipmate, Penguin. Ages 4–8.
Tangle-Knot by Loretta Ellsworth, illus. by Annabel Tempest (June 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-713-0). A precocious girl and her mother clash when it comes to the birds living in the daughter’s unbrushed hair. Ages 4–8.
Watch Out for the Lion! by Brooke Hartman, illus. by Anna Süßbauer (Feb. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-628-7), reminds readers that things aren’t always as scary as they seem. Ages 4–8.
The Alchemy of Moonlight by David Ferraro (May 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-972-1). This paranormal romance follows a runaway queer teen’s dangerous ties to a mysterious family of werewolves. Ages 14–18.
Don’t Ask If I’m Okay by Jessica Kara (May 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-765-9) centers on a teen who recently lost his best friend in a car accident, and his journey toward healing. Ages 14–18.
Last Sunrise in Eterna by Amparo Ortiz (Mar. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-614-0). Seventeen-year-old goth elf hunter Sevim must search the elves’ magical home for a prince in peril in order to save her mother. Ages 14–18.
A Flower Is a Friend by Frieda Wishinsky, illus. by Karen Patkau (May 2, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-280-6), showcases the ecosystem relationships between flowers and birds, insects, spiders, and four-legged friends. Ages 3–6.
Percy’s Perfect Friend by Lana Button, illus. by Peggy Collins (May 16, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-281-3). Percy feels less alone in his new kindergarten classroom when he befriends a plush cat, but faces anxiety when other classmates pick up his fluffy pal. Ages 3–6.
The Umbrella House by Colleen Nelson (June 6, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-279-0). Ruby and Scout create a video about their neighbors in an effort to save their historic Manhattan apartment building from a developer. Ages 8–12.
I Love My City by France Desmarais, Richard Adam, illus. by Yves Dumont, trans. by Nicholas Aumais (Mar. 28, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-273-8), helps readers explore the history, geography, demography, technology, infrastructure, and government of cities. Ages 9–12.
Busy Books builds with Busy Airport (July 7, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-03-501602-0) and Busy Farm (July 4, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-03-501601-3), illus. by Louise Forshaw, and Busy Fire Station, illus. by Jo Byatt (July 4, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-03-501600-6), ages up to 5. New First Stories are The Little Mermaid, illus. by Nneka Myers (July 4, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-03-501610-5), Pinocchio, illus. by Miriam Bos (July 4, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-03-501608-2), and The Three Little Pigs, illus. by Natascha Rosenberg (July 4, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-03-501609-9), ages up to 5. And Where Is?, illus. by Jean Claude, adds Where Is Little Bunny? (July 4, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-03-502287-8) and Where Is Little Tiger? (July 4, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-03-502286-1), ages up to 5.
The Casagrandes greets Going Out of Business (June 13, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-1048-4), ages 7–12. Geronimo Stilton Reporter Graphic Novels by Geronimo Stilton gains Geronimo Stilton Reporter #13: Reported Missing (May 30, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-1025-5) and Geronimo Stilton Reporter #14: The Gem Gang (May 16, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-1046-0), ages 7–12. Smurfs Graphic Novels by Peyo sails along withThe Giant Smurfs and Other Tales (Smurf Tales #7) (May 16, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-1031-6), ages 7–12. Asterix is back in Asterix Omnibus #11 (Apr. 18, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-1038-5) and Asterix Omnibus #12 (July 4, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-1053-8), ages 7–12. Fuzzy Baseball by John Steven Gurney steps up to bat with Baseballoween (July 18, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-1006-4), ages 7–12. Loud House welcomes Sister Resister (July 4, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-1036-1), Bump It Loud (July 25, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-1056-9), and The Loud House Super Special (Feb. 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-1023-1). ages 7–12. Magical History Tour by Fabrice Erre issues The Samurai (Apr. 18, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-1034-7) and Marie Curie (July 11, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-1055-2), ages 7–12. Joining Melowy by Cortney Faye Powell is The Dream Realm (May 2, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0901-3), ages 7–12.
Mythics by Patricia Lyfoung and Patrick Sobral, illus. by Philippe Ogaki, gains Sins of Youth (June 20, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-1029-3), ages 10–13. Nightmare Brigade by Franck Thillez expands with Finding Alice (June 6, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-1051-4), ages 12–16. And Ralph Azham by Lewis Trondheim concludes with The Dying Flame (July 25, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-1033-0), ages 12–16.
Colors (May 16, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-825-7) is a six-button sound board book about identifying colors. Ages 2–5.
Some Dads (Apr. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-223-18675-7) and Some Moms (Apr. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-223-18678-8) by Fifi Abu pay tribute to
various kinds of parents. Ages 3–7.
Mama Wears a Hijab by Fifi Abu (Apr. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-223-18662-7). A love letter from a child to her mother celebrates the Muslim head covering and the modern Muslim woman. Ages 4–7.
The Pointy Pony: A Body-Positive Unicorn Tale by Abu (Mar. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-223-18670-2). Hector the unicorn comes to embrace his true self and how he differs from other ponies. Ages 4–7.
Scarlet’s Symphony by Rachel Dinunzio (Apr. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-223-18700-6). Scarlet conducts the noises she finds outside into a symphony of sounds. Ages 4–7.
The Hair She Wears by Deepika Kaur Pujji, illus. by Agus Prajogo (Mar. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-223-18681-8), presents empowering adjectives that describe a Sikh girl by way of her long, lustrous hair. Ages 4–8.
Bunso Meets a Mumu by Rev Valdez (July 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-223-18639-9) is the first in a picture book series exploring the mythical monsters of Filipino mythology. Ages 5–7.
Sunny Days by Jesse Byrd, illus. by Anastasiia Ku (June 13, $21, ISBN 978-1-223-19146-1). When a hurricane hits Martine’s neighborhood, she thinks of a way to help people get back on their feet. Ages 5–7.
Cake Mix: Learning to Love All Your Ingredients by Mikki Hernandez, illus. by Victoria Lewis (May 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-223-18642-9). While baking with her mother, Remy learns about ethnicity and what it means to be biracial. Ages 5–8.
Grumpy Grandpa & Grumpy Milo by Katerina Spaeth (May 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-223-18650-4). A grumpy grandfather and the family’s like-minded cat form a friendship and slowly begin to spend more time with others. Ages 5–8.
I Grab the Mic by Malik Sickstein, illus. by Paige A. Mason (May 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-223-18656-6). In this series kickoff, a Black girl and her friends grapple with the nerves that come with speaking and performing in front of a group. Ages 5–8.
Marina: A Story About Plastic and the Planet by Byrd, illus. by Andressa Meissner (Mar. 28, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-223-18665-8). The journey of a girl’s discarded plastic sandwich wrapper illustrates the harmfulness of single-use plastics. Ages 5–8.
Mighty Mara by Carina Ho and Byrd, illus. by Monica Paola Rodriguez (Apr. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-223-18630-6). Mara aspires to dance in her school’s talent show despite her disability and her town’s dissuasion. Ages 5–8.
Seeking Shanti: A Family Climate Migration Story by Byrd and Sandy Kaur Gill, illus. by Monica Paola Rodriguez (Mar. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-223-19149-2). After Kavya and her family are flooded out of their home in Southeast Asia, they must make the difficult decision to return and try to rebuild or move away. Ages 5–8.
Treasury of Eid Tales by Fawzia Gilani-Williams, illus. by Sarah Nesti Willard (Mar. 7, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-223-18613-9). Fourteen stories focus on the traditions and customs of the Muslim holiday of Eid. Ages 7–9.
Checkers & Snoozer star in Snoozer Meets Doctor Dan May 9, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-223-18689-4) by Daniel Hamilton, illus. by Rachel Dinunzio; and Snoozer’s Outerspace Science Adventure by Joey Hamilton and Dinunzio, illus. by Dinunzio (May 9, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-223-18688-7), ages 5–8.
Ten Dragon Eggs: A Book About Counting Down by Lynda Graham-Barber, illus. by Jeffrey Ebbeler (July 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-526-1). Readers count down from 10 with Mama Dragon as each of her draglings crack their way into the world. Ages 2–5.
Bibi by Jo Weaver (May 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-553-7). When the lake dries up, older flamingo helps reunite young members of the flock with their parents who search for water. Ages 3–7.
All by Myself by Stephanie Shaw, illus. by Emilie Gill (Feb. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-487-5). Hen insists on doing everything on her own, but when Fox comes calling, Hen’s friends wonder if she might need help. Ages 4–8.
Behold the Octopus! by Suzanne Slade, illus. by Thomas Gonzalez (Apr. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-312-0), spotlights the octopus and its abilities. Ages 4–8.
Hooked on Books by Margaret Chiu Greanias, illus. by Kristyna Litten (June 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-367-0). Pearl just wants to read her book in peace, but the other fish won’t leave her alone. Ages 4–8.
Lali’s Flip-Flops by Farhana Zia, illus. by Stephanie Fizer Coleman (May 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-493-6). Lali works hard to earn some money for a special treat, but wonders if she should spend it on herself or on a gift for her animal friends. Ages 4–8.
Spreckle’s Snack Surprise by Sandra Salsbury (July 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-482-0). Hungry Spreckle the dragon lives on a farm with a loving family of chickens and is in search of a perfect snack. Ages 4–8.
The Girl Who Lost a Leopard by Nizrana Farook (May 23, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-581-0). Selvi tries to protect the leopard she has befriended in the mountains behind her home from poachers. Ages 8–12.
Galápagos: Islands of Change by Leslie Bulion, illus. by Becca Stadtlander (Mar. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-496-7), uses a poetry-science note format to tell the story of an island ecosystem that is home to many species found nowhere else on Earth. Ages 8–12.
Half Moon Summer by Elaine Vickers (June 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-539-1). Two seventh graders discover it takes more than grit and a good pair of shoes to run a half-marathon. Ages 8–12.
Two Friends, One Dog, and a Very Unusual Week by Sarah L. Thomson (Apr. 23, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-516-2). Emily’s orderly, predictable world flips upside down when free-
spirited, fun-loving Rani and her dog move into Emily’s apartment building. Ages 8–12.
Stanley Picture Books by William Bee sails along with Stanley’s Boat (Mar. 23, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-571-1) and Stanley’s Park (Mar. 23, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-572-8), ages 3–7. Where in the Garden? closes with Linh’s Rooftop Garden by JaNay Brown-Wood, illus. by Samara Hardy (Mar. 23, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-168-3), ages 3–7. Buddy and Bea by Jan Carr, illus. by Kris Mukai, about the goings-on in a second-grade classroom, launches with Not Really Buddies by (July 23, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-534-6) and Tiny Tornadoes (July 23, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-535-3), ages 5–8. New to Nina Soni by Kashmira Sheth, illus. by Jenn Kocsmiersky, is Nina Soni, Perfect Hostess (Apr. 23, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-501-8), ages 7–10. Fred Bowen Sports Story Series by Fred Bowen expands the roster with Off the Bench (Feb. 23, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-410-3), ages 7–11. And Songs of Magic by S.A. Patrick plays on with A Vanishing of Griffins (Apr. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-388-5), ages 8–12.
Titles in Spanish
Un árbol para Emmy (A Tree for Emmy) by Mary Ann Rodman, illus. by Tatjana Mai-Wyss (July 23, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68263-547-6), ages 4–8. And Una tormenta llamada Katrina
(A Storm Called Katrina) by Myron Uhlberg, illus. by Colin Bootman (July 23, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68263-548-3), ages 7–10.
Three Hens, a Peacock, and the Enormous Egg by Lester L. Laminack, illus. by Henry Cole (Feb. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-374-8). Farm animals rescue an enormous egg from the road and then must figure out how to care for the mysterious creature. Ages 4–8.
The Immeasurable Depth of You by Maria Ingrande Mora (Mar. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-542-1). When 15-year-old Brynn’s obsession with death frightens her mother, she’s sent to stay with her “off the grid” father in Florida for the summer and meets a fearless girl who changes everything. Ages 14 and up.
Junkyard Dogs by Katherine Higgs-Coulthard (Feb. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-540-7). If 17-year-old Josh is going to keep a roof over his head and his younger brother out of foster care, he needs to locate the father who abandoned them. Ages 14 and up.
Saint Juniper’s Folly by Alex Crespo (May 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-577-3) follows three teens in a queer haunted house mystery set in a small Vermont town. Ages 14 and up.
Things I’ll Never Say by Cassandra Newbould (June 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-596-4). Casey struggles with her complicated feelings as she develops crushes on her two longtime best friends—Francesca and Benjamin—at the same time. Ages 14 and up.
A Warning About Swans by R.M. Romero (July 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-483-7). In 1880 Bavaria, Hilde is dreamed into existence by the god Odin and is granted a cloak that not only transforms her into a swan but allows her to connect with the souls of dying creatures and forces her to shepherd them into the afterlife. Ages 14 and up.
Penguin Young Readers, Level 2 delivers Dirt and Bugsy: Bug Catchers (Feb. 28, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-51992-9) and Dirt and Bugsy: Beetle Mania (June 27, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-51995-0) by Megan Litwin, illus. by Shauna Lynn Panczyszyn, ages 6–7. And Penguin Young Readers, Level 4 offers Animal Allies: Creatures Working Together by Ginjer L. Clarke (July 4, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52192-2) and A World of Dancers (Apr. 25, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38403-9), both by Ginjer L. Clarke, ages 8–9.
Sometimes I Am Furious by Timothy Knapman, illus. by Joe Berger (June 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52105-2). One small girl can have very big feelings, but she learns some of the ways they can be sorted out. Ages 3–5.
Good Night, Sister by Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt, illus. by Lucy Fleming (Feb. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38581-4), illuminates the shared comfort and support that sisterhood can bring. Ages 3–7.
Who Will U Be? by Jessica Hische (Apr. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38502-9). An inquisitive little letter “u” goes on a class field trip to find out all the ways letters are seen and used in the world. Ages 3–7.
A Unicorn, a Dinosaur, and a Shark Walk into a Book by Jonathan Fenske (Mar. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-51947-9) tries to tell the tale of a unicorn, a dinosaur, and a shark, but the characters won’t cooperate. Ages 4–8.
I Am Cat! by Peter Bently, illus. by Chris Chatterton (May 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52086-4). A cat reveals the spectrum of activities during a day in their life. Ages 5–7.
José and El Perro by Susan Rose, Silvia Lopez, illus. by Gloria Felix (Apr. 25, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52117-5). José teaches his new dog commands in Spanish in this launch of a bilingual easy-reader series. Ages 5–7.
Mother of Sharks by Melissa Cristina Márquez, illus. by Devin Elle Kurtz (May 30, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52358-2). Shark scientist Márquez shares her journey from being an inquisitive ocean-loving child in Puerto Rico to becoming an expert on and protector of these creatures. Ages 5–8.
Amazing Animals Around the World (Mar. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52231-8) and Amazing Insects Around the World (Mar. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52233-2) by DGPH Studio depict the great diversity of the natural world, sharing information on animal behaviors, habitats, maps, and more. Ages 7–10.
A First Guide to Dogs: Under-
standing Your Very Best Friend by John Bradshaw, illus. by Clare Elsom (June 13, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-52183-0). Animal expert Bradshaw teaches kids how best to care for and understand their dogs. Ages 8–11.
The Best Would You Rather? Book: Hundreds of Funny, Silly, and Brain-Bending Question-and-Answer Games for Kids by Gary Panton, illus. by Andrew Pinder (July 4, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-52374-2). Readers choose their fate from silly options. Ages 8–12.
The Deep! Wild Life at the Ocean’s Darkest Depths by Lindsey Leigh (June 27, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52168-7). Bizarre creatures explain for themselves how they’ve adapted to life in the deep dark sea. Ages 8–12.
Lei and the Fire Goddess by Malia Maunakea (June 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52203-5). A girl who is part Hawaiian must save her best friend and her island from an angry fire goddess. Ages 8–12.
Clementine by Ann Hood (May 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09410-5). This follow-up to Jude Banks, Superhero introduces Clementine, who wonders if she can find the will to live again after her guilt and grief over her sister’s death. Ages 10–12.
Danger and Other Unknown Risks: A Graphic Novel by Ryan North and Erica Henderson (Apr. 4, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22482-3) follows the twisty adventures of Marguerite and her dog Daisy as they try to prevent an unstable world from tilting into deadly chaos. Ages 12–18.
Queer Power! Icons, Activists & Game Changers from Across the Rainbow by Dom&ink (Apr. 18, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-52135-9) delivers a collection of art and essays that highlight modern-day LGBTQ pioneers who have changed the world. Ages 12–18.
Bigfoot and Nessie, showcasing the friendship between a Bigfoot and a Loch Ness Monster, launches with The Art of Getting Noticed by Chelsea M. Campbell, illus. by Laura Knetzger (Feb. 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38572-2), ages 4–8. Joining What Is the Story Of? are What Is the Story of Anne of Green Gables? by Ellen Labrecque, illus. by Laurie A. Conley (May 9, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38253-0; $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-38252-3) and What Is the Story of Captain Picard? by David Stabler, illus. by Robert Squier (Mar. 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9118-6; $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5247-9117-9), ages 8–12. What Was? ramps up with What Was World War I? by Nico Medina, illus. by Dede Putra (June 6, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52166-3), What Is the Women’s World Cup? by Gina Shaw, illus. by Ted Hammond (Apr. 25, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52066-6), and What Was the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921? by Caleb Gayle, illus. by Tim Foley (Apr. 25, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52171-7), ages 8–12.
Area 51 Interns by James S. Murray and Carsen Smith beam up Time Chasers (May 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22616-2), ages 8–12. The Horrible Series by Rob Renzetti, about a spine-chilling world hidden within a horrible bag, begins with The Horrible Bag of Terrible Things (July 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-51952-3), ages 8–12. What Do We Know About? builds with What Do We Know About Alien Abduction? by Kirsten Mayer, illus. by Tim Foley (July 11, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-38755-9), What Do We Know About the Roswell Incident? by Ben Hubbard, illus. by Andrew Thomson (Mar. 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-51927-1; $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-51926-4), ages 8–12. Where Is? continues with Where Is the Sahara Desert? by Sarah Fabiny, illus. by David Malan (May 9, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-52006-2), ages 8–12. Who HQ Graphic Novels adds Who Is Tibet’s Exiled Leader? The 14th Dalai Lama by Teresa Robeson, illus. by Angela Poon (Apr. 4, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38460-2), ages 8–12. New to Who HQ Now is Who Is Simone Biles? by Stefanie Loh (Apr. 25, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52177-9), ages 8–12. And Who Was? picks up Who Is Lebron James? by Crystal Hubbard, illus. by Stephen Marchesi (Feb. 7, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-38744-3), Who Was Frank Sinatra? by Ellen Labrecque, illus. by Manuel Gutierrez (July 11, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-399-54410-1), and Who Was Jim Thorpe? by James Buckley, illus. by Marchesi (June 6, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-399-54264-0), ages 8–12.
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Madre de los tiburones (Mother of Sharks) by Melissa Cristina Márquez, illus. by Devin Elle Kurtz (May 30, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-593-65986-1), ages 5–8.
100 Mighty Dragons All Named Broccoli by David Larochelle, illus. by Lian Cho (Apr. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55544-5). One hundred dragons named Broccoli each leave their mountain home to go on adventures, until there is only one dragon remaining. Ages 3–7.
The Best Flower Ever! by Neesha Hudson (June 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32334-2). An Australian shepherd learns that his flower is still special, even if other pups have special flowers, too. Ages 3–7.
Dear Yesteryear by Kimberly Annece Henderson (Mar. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52924-9) is a letter connecting Black history with the present, featuring archival photographs and artistic hand lettering. Ages 3–7.
Elbert in the Air by Monica Weso-
lowska, illus. by Jerome Pumphrey (Feb. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32520-9), tells the story of a floating boy who must eventually decide whether to stay bound to the ground or float higher to find the world he’s always dreamed of. Ages 4–8.
The Fantastic Bureau of Imagi-
nation by Brad Montague, illus. by Montague and Kristi Montague (Mar. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32347-2). When the Cave of Untold Stories overflows at the FBI, Sparky must recruit more agents to share their dreams, songs, and stories with the world. Ages 4–8.
Hope Is a Hop by Katrina Moore, illus. by Melissa Iwai (Mar. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32385-4). A rascally rabbit dashes Eva’s hopes for a cheerful flower garden, but she soon discovers something wonderful about her four-legged nemesis. Ages 4–8.
Mama Shamsi at the Bazaar by Mojdeh Hassani and Samira Iravani, illus. by Maya Fidawi (Feb. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11061-4). In Tehran, Iran, Samira and her grandmother go to the crowded market. Ages 4–8.
Out of the Blue by Nic Yulo (July 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35387-5). A girl and an octopus connect over feeling small in a big world. Ages 4–8.
Aniana del Mar Jumps in by Jasminne Mendez (Mar. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-53181-5) centers on a 12-year-old Dominican American swimmer who is diagnosed with juvenile arthritis and learns to manage her chronic illness. Ages 8–12.
Flora La Fresca by Veronica Chambers (July 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55629-9). A Panamanian American girl navigates her best friend moving away and her sister’s all-consuming quinceañera preparations. Ages 8–12.
The Many Masks of Andy Zhou by Jack Cheng (June 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55382-3). Creative and brave sixth grader Andy Zhou faces big changes at school and at home. Ages 10–14.
The Quiet and the Loud by Helena Fox (Mar. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35458-2) addresses themes of holding too tight to family secrets, healing from trauma, and falling in love. Ages 14–18.
Adurable by Bob Shea, illus. by Brian Won, revs along with The Great Truck Switcheroo (Mar. 7, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-32595-7), ages up to 3. And Meet Your World by Laurie Ann Thompson, illus. by Jay Fleck, introducing very young readers to the animal world, begins with You Are a Honey Bee! (Apr. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52969-0) and You Are a Raccoon! (Apr. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52972-0), ages 2–5.
Can We Please Give the Police Department to the Grandmothers? by Junauda Petrus, illus. by Kristen Uroda (Apr. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46233-1), is a vision of community-based safety and mutual aid inspired by Petrus’s viral poem. Ages 4–8.
The Swifts: A Dictionary of Scoundrels by Beth Lincoln (Feb. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-53323-9). Shenanigan Swift is determined to solve a murder mystery at the family reunion and prove that there’s more to her than her name—chosen from the sacred Family Dictionary—suggests. Ages 8–12.
Star Splitter by Matthew J. Kirby (Apr. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-3166-5). Crash-landed on a desolate planet light years from Earth, 16-year-old Jessica must unravel the mystery of the destruction all around her. Ages 12–18.
B Is for Bananas by Carrie Tillotson, illus. by Estrela Lourenço (Apr. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52806-8), serves up a bedtime ABC book about a banana who doesn’t want to go to bed. Ages 4–8.
A Book for Bear by Ellen Ramsey, illus. by MacKenzie Haley (July 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52724-5). A book-loving bear and a book-loving girl hatch a plan to find the perfect story for them to read together. Ages 4–8.
How to Get Your Octopus to School by Becky Scharnhorst, illus. by Jaclyn Sinquett (May 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20522-8), offers tips on how to get a reluctant octopus to school. Ages 4–8.
How to Talk Like a Bear by Charlie Grandy, illus. by Alex G. Griffiths (Mar. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35066-9), instructs readers on how to speak fluent Bear. Ages 4–8.
When I Talk to God, I Talk About You by Chrissy Metz and Bradley Collins, illus. by Lisa Fields (Feb. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52524-1). This introduction to prayer focuses on faith and the unconditional love between parent and child. Ages 4–8.
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Dads Can Do It All! (Mar. 14, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-52299-8) and Moms Can Do It All! (Mar. 14, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-52297-4) by Ted Maass, illus. by Ekaterina Trukhan. Readers can personalize a bookplate in these books that celebrate all the amazing things that parents do. Ages up to 3.
How to Be Confident in Kindergarten: A Book for Your Backpack by David J. Steinberg, illus. by Ruth Hammond (May 16, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38715-3). This collection of short poems offers sweet and simple tips on how kids can become their most confident self. Ages 3–5.
Little Bible Stories grows with The Good Samaritan: A Parable of Kindness to Strangers by Pia Imperial, illus. by Carly Gledhill (June 6, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-52332-2), ages 1–3. Mr. Men and Little Miss by Adam Hargreaves greets Little Miss Brave (Feb. 7, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-52287-5) and Mr. Calm (July 18, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-65833-8), ages 3–5. Here I Come! by D.J. Steinberg expands with St. Patrick’s Day, Here I Come!, illus. by Emanuel Wiemans (Feb. 14, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-38719-1) and Summer Vacation, Here I Come!, illus. by John Joven (Apr. 25, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-38721-4), ages 4–6. And Night Before by Natasha Wing welcomes The Night Before Moving Day, illus. by Nathalie Beauvois (May 16, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-51977-6), ages 4–6.
La Pequeña locomotora que sí pudo/The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper, illus. by George and Doris Hauman, trans. by Alma Flor Ada (Apr. 25, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-52326-1), ages 3–7.
Title in Spanish
Las tres pequeñas locomotoras (Three Little Engines) by Bob McKinnon, illus. by Lou Fancher, illus. by Steve Johnson, trans. by Isabel Mendoza (June 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52381-0), ages 3–7.
I Want to Be Spaghetti! by Kiera Wright Ruiz, illus. by Claudia Lam (July 11, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52987-4). One little ramen packet finds self-love and belonging in a spaghetti-obsessed world. Ages 4–8.
Joy Takes Root by Gwendolyn Wallace, illus. by Ashleigh Corrin (June 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40678-6). A Black girl learns about mindfulness and herbal medicine in her grandmother’s garden. Ages 4–8.
Contenders: Two Native Baseball Players, One World Series by Traci Sorell, illus. by Arigon Starr (Apr. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40647-2), relates the true story of John Meyers and Charles Bender, who in 1911 became the first two Native American pro baseball players to face off in a World Series. Ages 6–9.
Felice and the Wailing Woman by Diana López (Apr. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32649-7). The 12-year-old daughter of the mythical La Llorona vows to free her mother and reverse the curses that have plagued the magical town of Tres Leches in this launch of the Los Monstruos series. Ages 8–12.
Barely Floating by Lilliam Rivera (May 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32312-0). Twelve-year-old Natalia channels her rage at others’ underestimations of her into synchronized swimming dreams. Ages 9–12.
Doodles from the Boogie Down by Stephanie Rodriguez (Apr. 25, $20.99, ISBN 978-0-451-48065-1). In this semi-autobiographical debut, a Dominican girl navigates middle school, her strict mother, shifting friendships, and her dream of being an artist. Ages 9–12.
Viva Lola Espinoza by Ella Cerón (Apr. 11, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40562-8). Booksmart Lola spends the summer in Mexico City with her grandmother, where she meets two very cute boys, attempts to learn Spanish, and uncovers a family secret that changes her life. Ages 12–18.
Welcome to Dinosaur School by Rose Cobden, illus. by Loretta Schauer (June 20, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-241-60727-5), is a back-to-school title with a prehistoric spin. Ages 4–6.
Bug Sandwich by Brady Smith (May 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46174-7). A bug-bitten boy is determined to return the favor but finds the potential buggy snacks to be impressive creatures. Ages 3–7.
Cinderella—With Dogs! by Linda Bailey, illus. by Freya Hartas (Feb. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-984813-82-4), retells this favorite tale, now set in a dog-loving kingdom and featuring a fairy dogmother. Ages 3–7.
How Many Squirrels Are in the World? by Ben Gundersheimer (Mister G), illus. by Marcos Almada Rivero (Feb. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11016-4). A curious girl’s squirrel census proves challenging as her subjects move around—a lot. Ages 3–7.
I Have Seven Dogs by Molly Horan, illus. by Dana Wulfekotte (June 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32435-6). Zoe isn’t allowed to have a dog of her own, but the neighborhood pooches she has befriended inspire an idea. Ages 3–7.
We’ll Make Things Better Together by Gundersheimer (Mister G), illus. by Dow Phumiruk (May 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11019-5). This story of friendship and teamwork shows how we can all make a positive impact on the world. Ages 3–7.
Who Needs Friends? by Jia Liu (June 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-984813-69-5). Little Merlin the owl is so eager to make friends and tell them all about himself that he neglects to think about what they want. Ages 3–7.
You Can’t Be a Pterodactyl! by James Breakwell (July 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11065-2). A boy announces that he wants to be a pterodactyl when he grows up. Ages 3–7.
Like Lava in My Veins by Derrick Barnes, illus. by Shawn Martinbrough (July 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51874-7). Bobby is learning to control his temper as he adjusts to a new school. Ages 4–8.
Something Wild by Molly Ruttan (Feb. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11234-2). Hannah’s stage fright has her imagining all the wild things that could keep her from her violin recital. Ages 4–8.
Wants vs. Needs vs. Robots by Michael Rex (Mar. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-53009-2). The robots in this book show readers why what we want isn’t always the same as what we need. Ages 4–8.
The Hidden Dragon by Melissa Marr (Feb. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51855-6). A seafaring girl and her friends take on pirates and grown-ups and bond with dragons as they work to make the world a better place. Ages 8–12.
Opinions and Opossums by Ann Braden (May 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984816-09-2). After rescuing an opossum with her anthropologist neighbor, and learning that some cultures picture God as a female, Agnes feels emboldened to think and write about things from new perspectives. Ages 10–14.
The Order of Things by Kaija Langley (June 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-53090-0). Eleven-year-old April must come to terms with the sudden death of her best friend. Ages 10–14.
From Here by Luma Mufleh (May 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35445-2). Mufleh writes of her tumultuous journey to reconcile her identity as a gay Muslim woman and a proud Arab-turned-American refugee. Ages 12–18.
The Invocations by Krystal Sutherland (June 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-53226-3). In this witchy thriller, three teenage girls team up to track down a supernatural killer. Ages 12–18.
True True by Don P. Hooper (June 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46210-2). A Black teen from Brooklyn struggles to fit in at his almost entirely white Manhattan prep school, resulting in a fight and a plan for vengeance. Ages 12–18.
Nightbirds by Kate J. Armstrong (Feb. 28, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46327-7). Four girls with secret, unique powers are caught in a dangerous political scheme in a world where the magic of women is outlawed. Ages 13–17.
The Planet We Call Home by Aimee Isaac, illus. by Jaime Kim (Mar. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35136-9). A cumulative text introduces the ways in which Earth’s many features are interconnected. Ages 4–7.
The Crayons Go Back to School by Drew Daywalt, illus. by Oliver Jeffers (May 16, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-62111-0). The crayons from The Day the Crayons Quit! are ready to go back to school, and each crayon has a subject they’re looking forward to the most. Ages 4–8.
Happy Easter from the Crayons by Daywalt, illus. by Jeffers (Feb. 7, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-62105-9). The crayons learn new shapes and decorate one giant egg together, but where will they hide it?! Ages 4–8.
Little Black Hole by Molly Webster, illus. by Alex Willmore (May 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46475-5), is a story about the power of friendship and memory, with back matter about the science behind black holes. Ages 4–8.
Little Troublemaker Makes a Mess by Luvvie Ajayi Jones, illus. by Joey Spiotto (May 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52609-5). Little Luvvie finds out what happens when doing something nice means breaking some rules. Ages 4–8.
Save the... with introductions by Chelsea Clinton, rolls out Save the... Gorillas by Anita Sanchez (May 30, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40408-9), Save the... Lions by Sarah L. Thomson (May 30, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40405-8), and Save the... Polar Bears by Christine Taylor-Butler (May 30, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40402-7), ages 6–9. New She Persisted titles, featuring introductions by Chelsea Clinton and illustrations by Alexandra Bolger and Gillian Flint, include Bethany Hamilton by Maryann Cocca-Leffler (July 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52906-5), Dorothy Height by Kelly Starling Lyons (Feb. 7, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52897-6), and Kalpana Chawla by Raakhee Mirchandani (May 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-62063-2), ages 6–9. Pages & Co. by Anna James picks up The Treehouse Library (Feb. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32723-4), ages 8–12. And Loresmith by Andrea Robertson closes out with Bound by Sword and Spirit (May 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-525-95413-2), ages 12–18.
Cat’s Very Good Day by Kristen Tracy, illus. by David Small (Apr. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-984815-20-0), offers a peek at one mischievous cat’s action-packed day. Ages 3–7.
Full Moon Pups by Liz Garton Scanlon, illus. by Chuck Groenink (Apr. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51455-8), follows a litter of baby wolf pups in the wild through their first full lunar cycle. Ages 3–7.
Giant-Sized Butterflies on My First Day of School by Justin Roberts, illus. by Paola Escobar (May 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51643-9). This story about being nervous for the first day of school explains how butterflies in your tummy are a good thing. Ages 3–7.
The World’s Best Class Plant by Scanlon and Audrey Vernick, illus. by Lynnor Bontigao (May 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51635-4). A boy and his classmates long for a class pet, but discover the joys and rewards of nurturing a class plant. Ages 3–7.
Stinkbird Has a Superpower by Jill Esbaum, illus. by Bob Shea (May 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52952-2), provides a funny and factual introduction to the Amazonian hoatzin—or stinkbird—and its surprising superpower. Ages 5–8.
The Human Kaboom by Adam Rubin (Feb. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46239-3) contains six different stories with the same title and featuring some type of explosion. Ages 8–12.
Penny Draws a Best Friend by Sara Shepard (May 16, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-593-61677-2) is the first book in a series starring Penny, a lovable kid figuring out how to manage her anxiety as she starts fifth grade. Ages 8–12.
When Impossible Happens by Jane De Suza (Apr. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-53012-2). Almost-nine-year-old Swara features in a story of life in India during the pandemic that mixes loss, hope, and a mystery. Ages 8–12.
The Rhythm of Time by Questlove with S.A. Cosby (Apr. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35406-3). In this series launch, Kasia builds her best friend Rahim a cell phone with a very special battery that transports him to 1997 Philadelphia. Ages 10–14.
The Unofficial Lola Bay Fan Club by C.M. Surrisi (Apr. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-53210-2). The intensity of tween fandom collides with the shifting friendship dynamics of middle school as Iris comes to terms with all the ways relationships can be good and bad. Ages 10–14.
Give Me a Sign by Anna Sortino (July 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-53379-6). A girl with hearing loss finds a community—and love—during her summer as a counselor at a camp for the deaf and blind. Ages 12–18.
Snow & Poison by Melissa de la Cruz (Apr. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32668-8). When an angry king moves to stop her romance with Prince Phillip, Lady Sophie (aka Snow White) seeks refuge in the home of seven orphans, the counsel of a witch, and the safety of her blade. Ages 12–18.
Make Way for Fenway! by Victoria J. Coe, illus. by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff, gains Fenway and the Loudmouth Bird (Apr. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40697-7), ages 5–8. The Forgotten Five by Lisa McMann reveals Rebel Undercover (June 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-61580-5), ages 8–12. And Monsterious by Matt McMann, stories combining monsters and mysteries, kicks off with Escape from Grimstone Manor (May 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-53069-6) and The Snatcher of Raven Hollow (May 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-53072-6), ages 8–12.
There’s a Beach in My Bedroom by Kevin and Danielle Jonas, illus. by Courtney Dawson (May 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35210-6). Bella’s family make an imaginative pivot to fun when a rainstorm wipes out their planned beach day. Ages 4–8.
Always Isn’t Forever by J.C. Cervantes (June 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40448-5). Hart tragically drowns in a boating accident, but due to some divine intervention, he’s offered a second chance at love. Ages 12–18.
Chaos & Flame by Tessa Gratton and Justina Ireland (Mar. 28, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35332-5). Unlikely allies Darling and Talon must learn to fight together in order to survive the fiery prophecies and ancient blood magic threatening to devastate their entire world. Ages 14–18.
A Crooked Mark by Linda Kao (June 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52757-3). A teen boy must hunt down those marked by the devil—including the girl he has fallen for. Ages 14–18.
The Legacies by Jessica Goodman (July 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-61950-6) is a thriller set in New York City elite social circles, filled with backstabbing, blackmail, and a dead body. Ages 14–18.
Lying in the Deep by Diana Urban (May 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52760-3). After being jilted by her ex-boyfriend and best friend, Jade goes on a Semester at Sea-inspired cruise ship, only to find the couple are also on board. Ages 14–18.
Threads That Bind by Kika Hatzopoulou (June 13, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52871-6). A descendant of the Greek Fates must solve a series of impossible murders to save her sisters, her soulmate, and her city. Ages 14–18.
The Underdogs by Kate and Jol Temple, illus. by Shiloh Gordon, continues with The Underdogs Rock ‘n’ Roll Over (June 27, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-52702-3) and The Underdogs Serve It Up (Mar. 14, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-52700-9), ages 6–9. And Echoes and Empires by Morgan Rhodes greets Legends and Liars (June 13, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35173-4), ages 12–18.
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Eat Your Superpowers! How Colorful Foods Keep You Healthy and Strong by Toni Buzzeo, illus. by Serge Bloch (Apr. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52295-0), explains the nutritional benefits of 25 foods grouped by color. Ages 2–5.
A Day in the Sun by Diana Ejaita (May 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-65985-4) celebrates our sun and the universal ways it connects us all. Ages 3–5.
The Knowing by Ani DiFranco, illus. by Julia Mathew (Mar. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38375-9), invites young readers to ponder the distinction between outer forms of identity and the inner light of consciousness. Ages 3–5.
The Seasons Within Me by Bianca Pozzi (Apr. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52291-2) portrays a girl’s journey through various emotions throughout the day. Ages 3–5.
What a Map Can Do by Gabrielle Balkan, illus. by Alberto Lot (July 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-51998-1). A raccoon narrates this introduction to constructing and decoding maps. Ages 3–5.
This Is Music by Rekha S. Rajan, illus. by Tania Yakunova (July 11, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-38704-7), plays on with Strings, ages 1–3. Joining Who Was? Board Books is Who Is Barack Obama? by Lisbeth Kaiser, illus. by Geraldine Sy (Mar. 21, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52088-8), ages 2–4. And First Conversations issues Every Body: A First Conversation About Bodies by Megan Madison and Jessica Ralli, illus. by Tequitia Andrews (May 9, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38334-6), ages 2–5.
ABC and You and Me by Corinna Luyken (June 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-53046-7) inspires kids to move their bodies as they learn the alphabet. Ages 2–5.
Before, Now by Daniel Salmieri (June 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46197-6) follows a child from babyhood to parenthood, highlighting family connections and opposites. Ages 4–7.
Night Market Rescue by Charlotte Cheng, illus. by Amber Ren (May 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-53172-3). A stray dog stumbles upon a friend, and maybe even the promise of a home, while wandering the night market in Taipei. Ages 4–7.
The Bright Side by Chad Otis (Feb. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-53062-7). A homeless boy stays positive by using the skills his parents have taught him: imagining, trying, and finding a way to look on the bright side. Ages 4–8.
Just the Right Cake by Christina Tosi, illus. by Emily Balsley (Feb. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11071-3). Phil finds his comfort and creativity again after his parents’ divorce by baking cakes. Ages 4–8.
A Little Emotional by Christopher Eliopoulos (May 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-61661-1). Tommy’s emotions loom and lurk like colorful monsters when his favorite toy goes missing. Ages 4–8.
My Dad Is a Tree by Jon Agee (May 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-53137-2). A daughter persuades her father to pretend to be a tree all day long, no matter what. Ages 4–8.
The Islands of Elsewhere by Heather Fawcett (June 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-53052-8). The Snolly sisters hunt for treasure and unravel a mystery on Grandaddy’s seaside property one summer. Ages 9–12.
The Botany of Desire (young readers ed.) by Michael Pollan (May 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-53152-5) examines the surprising and close relationship between people and plants. Ages 10–14.
Where to Start: A Survival Guide to Anxiety, Depression, and Other Mental Health Challenges by Mental Health America, illus. by Gemma Correll (Apr. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-53140-2), offers a useful resource for anyone struggling emotionally and looking for help. Ages 12–18.
Ever Since by Alena Bruzas (May 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-61617-8). Seventeen-year-old Virginia stars in this debut about the power of finding your voice and sharing your story after trauma. Ages 14–18.
Ordinary People Change the World by Brad Meltzer, illus. by Christopher Eliopoulos, expands with I Am Albert Einstein (Mar. 28, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-61916-2), I Am Harriet Tubman (Mar. 28, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-61917-9), and I Am Sacagawea (Mar. 28, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-61918-6), ages 5–9.
Roald Dahl Animal Sounds by Roald Dahl, illus. by Quentin Blake (June 6, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-62158-5). Art from Dahl’s previous titles and new illustrations by Blake help introduce animal sounds. Ages up to 3.
Danbi’s Favorite Day by Anna Kim (Apr. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-451-47893-1). When Danbi promises friends an over-the-top event for Children’s Day but her parents offer a small party, she must get creative to save the day. Ages 3–7.
Mouse & Giraffe by Kelly DiPuccio, illus. by Jen Corace (July 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46503-5). Two friends with very different perspectives learn how to see eye to eye. Ages 3–7.
No Fair! by Jacob Grant (Mar. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11769-9). A father-son day at the farmer’s market turns into a thoughtful look at fairness. Ages 3–7.
This Is the First Book I Will Read to You by Francesco Sedita, illus. by Magenta Fox (May 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40505-5). A new father gets ready to share the love of reading with his baby for the first time. Ages 3–7.
Viking Strong by Doug Cenko (July 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20232-6). Ingrid must face fierce competition to be named the strongest viking. Ages 3–7.
Amazing: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Who Inspire Us All by Maia and Alex Shibutani and Dane Liu, illus. by Aaliya Jaleel (Apr. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52543-2), spotlights the achievements of many Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who have made invaluable contributions to the world. Ages 4–8.
A Girl Can Build Anything by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo and Pat Zietlow Miller, illus. by Keisha Morris (Apr. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46374-1), delivers an ode to self-expression, girl power, and the many things readers can create. ges 4–8.
Here: I Can Be Mindful by Ally Condie, illus. by Jaime Kim (May 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32714-2), instructs young readers how to slow down and use all their senses in order to stay grounded when the world feels overwhelming. Ages 4–8.
Hiding: A Story About Finding Quiet in a Busy World by Kate Pugsley (May 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20681-2). A girl explores the many ways and occasions of hiding—inside and outside, with friends and with pets and toys, for fun and for security. Ages 4–8.
I’m an American by Darshana Khiani, illus. by Laura Freeman (May 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46472-4), takes an eye-opening look at the patchwork of cultures that make up our nation and the many ways we define what it means to be an American. Ages 4–8.
Mouseboat by Larissa Theule, illus. by Abigail Halpin (Mar. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32735-7). A grieving girl feels the love of her late mother when she takes the small mouseboat they built together out on the lake. Ages 4–8.
The Nature Journal: A Backyard Adventure by Savannah Allen (May 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52493-0). Tim connects with his busy father over their love of nature. Ages 4–8.
Can I Recycle This? A Kid’s Guide to Better Recycling and How to Reduce Single-Use Plastics by Jennie Romer, illus. by Christie Young (Mar. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20407-8), takes readers through every step of the recycling process and answers all questions about recycling. Ages 5–8.
Chasing Pacquiao by Rod A. Pulido (May 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52673-6). After being unwillingly outed in a terrible way, a queer Filipino American teenager takes up boxing and struggles to prove himself in an unforgiving world. Ages 12–18.
Made of Stars by Jenna Voris (Mar. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52521-0). Outlaws Shane and Ava have their sights set on their biggest heist yet when Cyrus, a recent graduate of the flight academy, nearly stops the duo in their tracks. Ages 12–18.
Never Vacation with Your Ex by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka (Apr. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32690-9). Exes Kaylee and Dean must spend their joint family vacation together and learn how to make the most of it. Ages 12–18.
You: The Story: A Writer’s Guide to Craft Through Memory by Ruta Sepetys (May 16, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52438-1) delivers a how-to book for aspiring writers that encourages them to look inward and excavate their own memories. Ages 12–18.
Last Chance Dance by Lakita Wilson (Feb. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52561-6). In the wake of a rough breakup, Leila gets paired with four unrequited crushes in the lead-up to her school’s annual Last Chance Dance. Ages 13–17.
They Hate Each Other by Amanda Woody (May 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40309-9). A fake dating ploy gives opposites Jonah and Dylan new perspective, and they realize that falling for your enemy isn’t impossible. Ages 14–18.
Llama Llama by Anna Dewdney, illus. by J.T. Morrow, welcomes Llama Llama Shapes (Feb. 7, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-46509-7), ages up to 3. Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans lines up for Madeline’s Seasons (Feb. 7, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-34992-2), ages up to 3. Hattie Harmony raises the curtain on Opening Night by Elizabeth Olsen and Robbie Arnett, illus. by Marissa Valdez (June 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35146-8), ages 4–8. New to Shark Princess by Nidhi Chanani is Shark Party (May 2, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46464-9), ages 5–7. Secret Spy Society by Veronica Mang picks up The Case of the Musical Mishap (Mar. 28, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20441-2), ages 5–9. Wombats! by Maddie Frost, a graphic novel series starring wombat besties Albert and Pickles, begins with Go Camping (Apr. 4, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46529-5), ages 6–9.
Chupacarter by George Lopez with Ryan Calejo, illus. by Santy Gutiérrez, adds Chupacarter and the Haunted Piñata (May 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46600-1), ages 8–12. Last Kids on Earth spin-off Last Comics on Earth by Max Brallier with Joshua Pruett, illus. by Jay Cooper and Douglas Holgate, blasts off with The Last Comics on Earth (Apr. 25, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52677-4), ages 8–12. Skyriders by Polly Holyoke, set in a world where humans and skysteed share a deep bond of friendship, takes wing with Skyriders (Mar. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46441-0), ages 8–12. Emry Merlin is back in The Future King by Robyn Schneider (Mar. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35105-5), ages 14–18.
Joining Spot by Eric Hill Find Spot on a Rainy Day: A Lift-the-Flap Book (Apr. 4, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-241-61031-2), ages 1–3. And new to Peter Rabbit is Hide-and-Seek by Rachel Bright, illus. by Nicola Kinnear (July 18, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-241-61037-4), ages 3–7.
Penguin/World of Eric CarlE
New World of Eric Carle titles by Eric Carle include The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Ocean Hide & Seek: A Finger Trail Lift-the-Flap Book (May 9, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-65913-7) and The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Rainbow Colors (May 30, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-65916-8), ages up to 3. A Day at School with the Very Hungry Caterpillar: A Tabbed Board Book (June 27, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-65911-3), ages 1–3. Good Night with The Very Hungry Caterpillar (July 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-65915-1), ages 2–4. I Love Grandma with the Very Hungry Caterpillar (Mar. 14, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52315-5), I Love Grandpa with the Very Hungry Caterpillar (Mar. 14, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52316-2), and Eric Loves Animals: (Just Like You!) (Feb. 14, $29.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22436-6), ages 2–5.
Louise Bourgeois Made Giant Spiders and Wasn’t Sorry by Fausto Gilberti (Apr. 5, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-83866-624-8) offers a profile of the first female sculptor to have a solo exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, who was known for giant spider pieces. Ages 4–7.
Who Ate What?: A Historical Guessing Game for Food Lovers by Rachel Levin, illus. by Natalia Rojas Castro (Apr. 12, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-83866-594-4). Readers guess what people ate throughout various eras in this introduction to culinary history. Ages 5–8.
A Home for Every Plant, Wonders of the Botanical World by Matthew Biggs, illus. by Lucila Perini (May 24, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-83866-697-2), presents 66 plants from the six major climactic zones around the world. Ages 7–11.
Cook in a Book serves up Spaghetti!, An Interactive Recipe Book by Lotta Nieminen (May 24, $19.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-83866-632-3), ages 2–4.
Phoenix International/PI Kids
Baby Einstein grows with First Words Everywhere (May 23, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-6737-9), ages 1–3; and Follow Your Nose! Scratch & Sniff Sound Book (May 23, $16.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6734-8), ages 3–6. Britannica Books welcomes Amazing Vehicles Lift and Learn Lift-a-Flap (July 4, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6494-1), ages 2–3. Disney Baby My First Disney Princess Stories gains Cinderella (May 23, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-6624-2) and Moana (May 23, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-6625-9), both illus. by Jerrod Maruyama, ages 2–3. Dino Ranch adds First Look and Find (June 6, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6795-9), ages 2–3; and Dino Adventure! Sound Book (May 23, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6796-6), ages 3–6. Disney Junior Marvel Spidey and His Amazing Friends slings along with First Words (Apr. 18, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-6738-6) and Spidey Makes a Splash (Apr. 18, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6759-1), ages 3–6. Disney Pixar Cars tie-ins include Friends to the Finish Line Sound Book (May 23, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6797-3), ages 3–6.
DreamWorks Gabby’s Dollhouse greets Happy Purrsday! (May 23, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6731-7), ages 3–6. Peppa Pig is back in Peppa Loves Fruit Scratch & Sniff Sound Book (May 23, $16.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6735-5), ages 3–6. World of Eric Carle expands with Farm Babies Sound Book (May 23, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6736-2), ages 3–6. New to Jurassic World are I’m Ready to Read Sound Book (July 4, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-6850-5) and Look and Find 3D (May 23, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-6762-1), ages 4–8. Disney Mickey and Friend Read-Along Classics picks up Dracula (July 18, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-6853-6), ages 4–8. Joining Disney Moana is Look and Find 3D (May 23, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-6764-5), ages 4–8. Disney offers Where’s Minnie? A Look and Find Book (July 18, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-6686-0), ages 3–6; and Best of Disney Look and Find (July 11, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-6848-2), ages 4–8. Marvel ramps up with Look and Find 3D (May 23, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-6763-8), ages 4–8. And Disney Growing Up Stories presents Louie Wonders What If? A Story About Curiosity (July 18, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5037-6484-2) and Morty Needs a Hug: A Story About Love (July 18, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5037-6485-9), both illus. by Maruyama, ages 4–7.
E Is for Earth: An Eco-Friendly Alphabet by Claire Winslow, illus. by Nathalia Takeyama (May 23, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6580-1), and J Is for Justice! An Activism Alphabet by Veronice I. Arreola, illus. by María Días Perera (May 23, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6581-8), introduce letters and social justice concepts. Ages 1–3.
I’m Not Scared of Monsters by Mike Byrne (May 23, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-6760-7). Ella knows her father is always there to keep her safe. Ages 3–6.
To Be a Cheetah by Joanne Hillhouse, illus. by Zavian Archibald (July 4, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-6800-0). As a mother tucks her little dreamer in bed, she lets him know that wherever he goes, he can always come home. Ages 3–6.
The Chalk Garden by Sally Anne Garland (Mar. 21, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-6687-7). When Emma uses her imagination to draw a beautiful flower garden with sidewalk chalk, real-life flowers appear. Ages 4–8.
Moose Versus Goose by Patrick Brooks (May 23, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-6765-2). When they become stranded, fierce rivals Moose and Goose must work together to find a way back to their homes. Ages 4–8.
It’s Her Story introduces Irena Sendler: A Graphic Novel by Margaret Littman, illus. by Sara Luna (May 23, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-6578-8), ages 7–10.
The Recess Genius: Open for Business by Janet Sumner Johnson, illus. by Stacy Ebert (Feb. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64595-138-4). Regina offhandedly solves a classmate’s troubles and becomes known as a pint-sized playground crisis manager in this series launch. Ages 4–7.
Bizard the Bear Wizard by Chrissie Krebs (June 23, $20.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5145-6). An ordinary bear gains extraordinary magical powers in this humorous early graphic novel reader. Ages 8–10.
Clara Poole and the Long Way Round by Taylor Tyng (July 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64595-159-9). In this series starter, 12-year-old aspiring aeronaut Clara takes to the skies for a daring and dangerous hot-air balloon race around the world. Ages 8–12.
The Sinister Secrets of Singe by Sean Ferrell, illus. by Graham Carter (June 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64595-183-4). Eleven-year-old Noah discovers a message hidden in one of his father’s robotic inventions and decides to run away to find him, in this first volume of an action adventure series. Ages 10 and up.
Black Sand Beach by Richard Fairgray welcomes Where Do Monsters Come From? (June 23, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-64595-094-3), ages 8–12. The Curious League of Detectives and Thieves by Tom Phillips signals S.O.S. (June 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64595-108-7), ages 8–12. New to The Great Peach Experiment by Erin Soderberg Downing is Frozen Peaches (Apr. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64595-135-3), ages 8–12. And The Swallowtail Legacy by Michael D. Beil continues with Betrayal by the Book (Feb. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64595-050-9), ages 8–12.
Yummy Hamantaschen illus. by Elena Resko (Feb. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 979-89-85633-75-7) encourages young readers to roll the dough, scoop the filling, and pinch the corners of their own hamantaschen—traditional cookies for the Jewish holiday of Purim. Ages up to 5.
By Water: The Felix Manz Story by Jason Landsel, illus. by Sankha Banerjee (Mar. 21, $19.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-63608-053-6). This launch of the Heroes of the Radical Reformation graphic novel series chronicles the early life of historical Reformation leader Manz in 1500s Switzerland, and his opposition to the corrupt political and religious leaders of his day. Ages 13–17.
Stink in Space! by Mike Henson, illus. by Jorge Martin (Apr. 4, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7112-8254-4). Animals in a rocket to the moon have a malodorous problem in this book with sliders and flaps. Ages 2–4.
The Hot Cross Bunny by Carys Bexington, illus. by Mark A. Chambers (Mar. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-8302-2). The cranky title character makes an egg that hatches a rambunctious dragon—who poos chocolate. Ages 3–5.
Unicorn NOT Wanted by Fred Blunt (May 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-8132-5). Chaos ensues when a unicorn disguised as a horse arrives in the Wild West. Ages 3–5.
Snug as a Bug? by Karl Newson, illus. by Alex Willmore (June 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7486-0). A bug who wants to be tucked into bed finds himself being chased by creatures who wish to eat him. Ages 3–6.
Walter the Wonder Snail by Neil Clark (Apr. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7682-6). A curious snail bored with his life among leaves sets off on a journey full of challenges. Ages 3–6.
Beware the Blue Bagoo by Karl Newson, illus. by Andrea Stegmaier (Feb. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6784-8). In this tale addressing rumors and fears. a young detective searches for a mythical beast. Ages 4–7.
Oh, Armadillo! This Party’s All Wrong! by Ellie Irving, illus. by Robert Starling (Feb. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7696-3). While hosting a party for his jungle pals, Armadillo misinterprets classic games and treats, which makes for a jolly time. Ages 4–7.
The World’s Most Atrocious Animals by Philip Bunting (July 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-8367-1) explains why some of the most gruesome creatures have such scary features. Ages 5–8.
Nikolas Ilic’s First Concepts presents Animal Opposites (Feb. 7, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7112-7864-6) and Animal Shapes (Feb. 7, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7112-7862-2) by Nikolas Ilic, ages 1–3. Monsters Everywhere rolls on with Monsters in Trucks by Laura Baker, illus. by Nina Dzyvulska (Apr. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7640-6), ages 2–4. Blue Badger is back in Blue Badger and the Beautiful Berry by Huw Lewis Jones, illus. by Ben Sanders (Feb. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6761-9), ages 4–7. Nature Heroes introduces Ava Loves Rescuing Animals: A Fact-Filled Nature Adventure Bursting with Animals! (Apr. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6773-2); and Pedro Loves Saving the Planet: A Fact-Filled Adventure Bursting with Ideas! (Apr. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6777-0) by Jess French, illus. by Duncan Beedie, ages 4–7. Are You a Monster? by Guilherme Karsten (Feb. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-8250-6) joins Your Scary Monster Friend, ages 4–7. And Stars of Nature continues with The Secret Life of Oceans by Moira Butterfield, illus. by Vivian Mineker (May 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7872-1), ages 7–10.
A Hero Like Me by Jen Reid (May 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-8631-3) retells the events of June 7, 2020, when a statue of slavetrader Edward Colston was toppled into Bristol Harbor in England. Ages 5–8
A Treasury of Tales for Five-Year-Olds: 40 Stories Recommended by Literary Experts by Gabby Dawnay, illus. by Heidi Griffiths (Apr. 4, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7886-8), compiles original stories and reimagined fairy tales from around the world. Ages 5–8.
Stitched Storytime issues Read to Your Baby Every Night: 30 Classic Nursery Rhymes to Read Aloud, edited by Lucy Brownridge, illus. by Chloe Giordano (May 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-8126-4), ages up to 2. And new Little People, Big Dreams titles by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara are David Hockney, illus. by Ana Albero (Apr. 4, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-8549-1); Freddie Mercury, illus. by Ruby Taylor (Feb. 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7108-1); Lewis Hamilton, illus. by Fernando Martín (Mar. 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-8316-9); Louis Pasteur, illus. by Shelly Laslo (Mar. 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-8313-8); Olive Morris, illus. by Aurelia Durand (June 6, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-8567-5); Shakira, illus. by Laura Díez (Feb. 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-8310-7); Tenzing Norgay, illus. by Bandana Tulachan (Apr. 24, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-8571-2); and Vanessa Nakate, illus. by Olivia Amoah (Apr. 11, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-8545-3), ages 4–7.
Series in Spanish
Little People, Big Dreams en Español offers Spanish editions of 20 books by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, including Greta Thunberg, illus. by Anke Weckmann (May 2, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7112-8474-6); Hans Christian Andersen, illus. by Maxine Lee-Mackie (May 2, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7112-8478-4); Jane Goodall, illus. by Beatrice Cerocchi (May 2, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7112-8471-5); Kamala Harris; illus. by Lauren Semmer (May 2, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7112-8481-4); Martin Luther King Jr., illus. by Mai Ly Degnan (May 2, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7112-8473-9); Michelle Obama, illus. by Mia Saine (May 2, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7112-8479-1); Mother Teresa, illus. by Natascha Rosenberg (May 2, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7112-8470-8); Pelé, illus. by Camila Rosa (May 2, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7112-8476-0); and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, illus. by Judit Orosz (May 2, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7112-8480-7), ages 4–7; and American Dreamers (July 4, $30, ISBN 978-0-7112-8557-6), ages 9–12.
Nature School: Lessons and Activities to Inspire Children’s Love for Everything Wild by Lauren Giordano et al. (June 20, $24.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7603-7835-9) offers lessons and activities designed to inform and inspire a child’s love for the natural world. Ages 6–11.
Anti-Racist Art Activities for Kids: 30+ Creative Projects That Celebrate Diversity and Inspire Change by Abigail Birhanu et al. (June 13, $22.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7603-8132-8) compiles projects aimed at empowering kids to use their art, actions, and words to create meaningful change. Ages 8–12.
Art Stars releases Modern Art for Kids: Hands-On Art and Craft Activities Inspired by the Masters by Stephanie Poon (May 16, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7603-8207-3), ages 6–10. And The Kitchen Pantry Scientist introduces The Kitchen Pantry Scientist Ecology for Kids by Liz Lee Heinecke (Apr. 11, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7603-7569-3), ages 7–10.
Quarto/Walter Foster Jr.
ABC for Me issues ABC Black History and Me: An Inspirational Journey Through Black History, from A to Z by Queenbe Monyei (Apr. 4, $16.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7603-8023-9), ages 3–6. I Can Draw adds Birds & Butterflies: Learn to Draw Using Basic Shapes—Step by Step! (Mar. 5, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-60058-966-9), Horses & Ponies (Mar. 5, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-60058-968-3), and Princesses & Fairy Tales (Mar. 5, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-60058-964-5) by Emily Fellah, ages 4–7. And new Licensed I Can Draw titles are I Can Draw Disney Princesses: Draw Rapunzel, Mulan, Tiana, and Other Disney Princesses! (Mar. 5, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-60058-977-5), ages 4–7; and I Can Draw Disney: Cute Dogs & Puppies: Draw Pluto, Pongo, Lady, and Other Disney Dogs! (Mar. 5, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-60058-974-4), ages 6–9.
The Who, What, Why of Zoology: The Incredible Science of the Animal Kingdom by Jules Howard, illus. by Lucy Letherland (Apr. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7706-9), showcases an array of animals and scientists who are researching them. Ages 6–9.
A Whole World of Art: A Time-Traveling Trip Through a Whole World of Art by Sarah Phillips, illus. by Dion Mehaga Bangun Djayasaputra (July 18, $26, ISBN 978-0-7112-6537-0), provides an international view of art history through 25 scenes from works of art. Ages 8–12.
Young, Gifted and Black Too: Meet 52 More Black Icons from Past and Present by Jamia Wilson, illus. by Andrea Pippins (Apr. 4, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7702-1). This follow-up to Young, Gifted and Black celebrates the lives of 52 additional leaders, heroes, sports figures, and artists of color from around the world. Ages 9–12.
Poetry to Perform presents Courage Out Loud: 25 Poems of Power by Joseph Coelho, illus. by Daniel Gray-Barnett (Apr. 18, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7921-6), ages 6–10. National Parks of the USA explores National Monuments of the USA by Cameron Walker, illus. by Chris Turnham (June 13, $30, ISBN 978-0-7112-6549-3), ages 6–11. Round and Round Goes Mother Nature: 48 Stories of Life Cycles Around the World by Gabby Dawnay, illus. by Margaux Samson Abadie (May 2, $30, ISBN 978-0-7112-7978-0), is a new Nature’s Storybook, ages 7–10. And 50 States releases Only in Texas by Heather Alexander, illus. by Jen Taylor (Feb. 7, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7406-8), ages 8–11.
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The World That Feeds Us by Nancy Castaldo, illus. by Ginnie Hsu (Apr. 11, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-7112-7771-7), examines green farming methods around the world and the rhythm of sustainable farming through-
out the year. Ages 7–11.
You & Your Amazing Brain: A Book of Brains and How They Work by Clive Gifford, illus. by Anne Wilson (June 6, $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-7112-8362-6), showcases examples and stories focusing on brains, intelligence, and learning in humans and other animals. Ages 10–13.