No Is All I Know! by Chris Grabenstein, illus. by Leo Espinosa (May 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30204-0). Oliver McSnow only says “no” until he learns the power of “yes” from his cousin Jess. Ages 3–7.
Little Daymond Learns to Earn by Daymond John, illus. by Nicole Miles (Mar. 21, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-593-56727-2). A young entrepreneur stars in this story explaining money and starting your own business. Ages 4–8.
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves: The Deluxe Junior Novelization by David Lewman (Feb. 7, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-593-64797-4) ties into this high-fantasy heist film based on the role-playing game. Ages 8–12.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (junior novelization) (June 20, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-64711-0). This origin story is a tie-in to the animated movie, which is scheduled for summer release. Ages 8–12.
Not an Easy Win by Chrystal D. Giles (Feb. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17521-7). Expelled from school, a boy turns to a rec-center chess program and learns about family, forgiveness, and figuring out who he is. Ages 10–18.
Invisible Son by Kim Johnson (June 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-48210-0). After being wrongly accused of a crime, Andre is desperate to reclaim his innocence and his first love when he returns home from juvie. Ages 14–18.
A to Z Animal Mysteries debuts with The Absent Alpacas by Ron Roy and Kayla Whaley, illus. by Chloe Burgett (July 4, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-48899-7), ages 6–9. And Choose Your Own Adventure picks up Stranger Things: Heroes and Monsters (Apr. 18, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-64474-4), ages 8–12.
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Grace Needs Space! by Benjamin A. Wilgus and Rii Abrego (Apr. 4, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-18238-3). A girl faces her rocky relationship with her parents while on a vacation in space with one of her mothers. Ages 8–12.
The Moth Keeper by K. O’Neill (Mar. 7, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-18226-0). Anya’s village and the lunar moths she cares for must deal with the consequences when she leaves the moon to see the sun. Ages 8–12.
Lo and Behold by Wendy Mass, illus. by Gabi Mendez (May 2, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-17962-8). Addie sees the world in new ways when she gets caught up in a virtual reality project. Ages 10–14.
Hidden Systems: Water, Electricity, the Internet, and the Secrets Behind the Systems We Use Every Day by Dan Nott (Mar. 14, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-984896-04-9), discusses how essential systems in our world were developed and implemented—and how they will be used in the future. Ages 12–18.
Marshmallow Martians kicks off with Show and Smell by Deanna Kent, illus. by Neil Hooson (Apr. 18, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-593-56607-7), in which these aliens search for Earth’s smelliest smells, ages 5–8.
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The Noise Inside Boys: A Story About Big Feelings by Pete Oswald (May 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-48322-0). Two older brothers tease their younger brother in this book revealing that turbulent emotions can be managed by understanding them. Ages 3–7.
Salat in Secret by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow, illus. by Hatem Aly (June 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-984848-09-3). When a Muslim boy receives a salat rug on his birthday, his teacher finds him a place to pray privately. Ages 3–7.
Jackie Ormes Draws the Future: The Remarkable Life of a Pioneering Cartoonist by Liz Montague (May 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-42654-8) profiles this first Black female cartoonist in America. Ages 4–8.
Remember by Joy Harjo, illus. by Michaela Goade (Mar. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-48484-5). This poem by U.S. Poet Laureate Harjo, illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Goade, invites readers to reflect on the wonder of the world and their place in it. Ages 4–8.
American Ballet Theatre spotlights Gloria’s Promise: A Ballet Dancer’s First Step by Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman, illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser (Mar. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-18100-3), ages 4–8.
Celebrate the Day of the Dead! by Diane de Anda, illus. by Gloria Felix (July 25, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-64766-0). In this introduction to Día de los Muertos, a family celebrates the holiday. Ages up to 3.
Door by Door: How Sarah McBride Became America’s First Openly Transgender Senator by Meeg Pincus, illus. by Meridth McKean Gimbel (May 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-48465-4), profiles this Delaware State Senator, who became the U.S.’s highest-ranking openly transgender political official. Ages 4–8.
The Night Before Freedom: A Juneteenth Story by Glenda Armand, illus. by Corey Barksdale (May 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-56746-3). A family gathers at Grandma’s for her annual retelling of the story of this historic day. Ages 4–8.
Imposter Syndrome and Other Confessions of Alejandra Kim by Patricia Park (Feb. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-56337-3). A multicultural teen caught between two worlds must discover what it means to carve out a space for herself to belong. Ages 12–18.
Chaos Theory by Nic Stone (Feb. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30770-0). A girl who is a certified genius living with a diagnosed mental illness and a politician’s son running from his own addiction and grief are drawn to each other, but their pasts threaten to tear them apart. Ages 14–18.
This Is Not a Cookbook: A Chef’s Creative Process from Imagination to Creation by Flynn McGarry, illus. by Adil Dara (Apr. 18, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11969-3). McGarry, who discovered a passion for food and cooking at a young age, shares his insights, creative process, and some favorite recipes. Ages 10–18.
House of Roots and Ruin by Erin A. Craig (July 25, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-593-48254-4). In this follow-up to House of Salt and Sorrows, 12 years have passed, and the Thaumas sisters are scattered across Arcannia. Ages 12–18.
Liar’s Beach by Katie Cotugno (May 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-43328-7). In this spin on Agatha Christie’s murder mystery The Mysterious Affair at Styles, detective Hercule Poirot is recast as a brash teenage girl. Ages 12–18.
Royal Blood by Aimée Carter (Mar. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-48589-7). As this series opens, an American teen who is the King of England’s illegitimate daughter spends the summer with her father in London and becomes the primary suspect in a murder investigation. Ages 13–18.
Starlings by Amanda Linsmeier (June 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-57233-7). When her father dies, Kit learns she has a grandmother she never knew existed—and that her family has long played a sinister role in its town’s history. Ages 14–18.
Little Golden Books welcomes Disney/Pixar Elemental (May 2, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-4371-5), ages 2–5. And Disney Princess: Ariel and the Curse of the Sea Witches (May 2, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-4379-1) is a new Graphic Novel, ages 6–9.
The Artist by Ed Vere (Apr. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-525-58087-4). A young artist goes on an adventure to share her creativity with the world. Ages 3–7.
Little Rosetta and the Talking Guitar: The Musical Story of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the Woman Who Invented Rock and Roll by Charnelle Pinkney Barlow (Feb. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-57106-4) imagines the childhood of this pioneering Black musician, whose talent and drive to succeed inspired music of today. Ages 3–7.
The Teachers I Loved Best by Taylor Mali, illus. by Erica Root (Mar. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-56523-0), celebrates the commitment and diversity of the educators who mentor, lead, and inspire children. Ages 3–7.
Under the Blanket Sky by Tim Fischer (May 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-64591-8). After a summer bonding with his new owl friend, who must continue his journey onward, a boy is comforted by memories of those who pass through our lives and change us forever. Ages 3–7.
Words of Wonder from Z to A by Zaila Avant-garde, illus. by Keisha Morris (June 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-56893-4). The author, who in 2021 became the first Black American student to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee, compiles 26 motivational words, plus quotes by influential individuals. Ages 3–7.
New Little Golden Books are Jayylen’s Juneteenth Surprise (Presented by Ebony Jr.) by Lavaille Lavette, illus. by David Wilkerson (May 2, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-593-56814-9); and My Little Golden Book About Greek Gods and Goddesses by John Sazaklis, illus. by Elsa Chang (Feb. 21, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-593-42739-20, ages 2–5. And Little Golden Book Biographies welcomes Iris Apfel by Deborah Blumenthal, illus. by Ellen Surrey (May 2, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-593-64376-1); Dwayne Johnson by Frank Berrios, illus. by Irene Chan (July 18, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-593-48548-4); and Taylor Swift by Wendy Loggia, illus. by Elisa Chavarri (May 2, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-593-56671-8), ages 2–5.
House Party, edited by Justin A. Reynolds (June 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-48815-7). This novel of interconnected stories by 10 authors (including Angeline Boulley, Jerry Craft, Natasha Diaz, Lamar Giles, Reynolds, and Yamile Saied Méndez) showcases events at the last house party before high-school graduation. Ages 12–18.
Queen Bee by Amalie Howard (Apr. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-48350-3). A teen seeking retribution against a backstabbing former friend finds her plans derailed when she catches the eye of a dashing marquess. Ages 12–18.
You Bet Your Heart by Danielle Parker (May 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-56527-8). In this contemporary romance, two high achievers vie for the title of high school valedictorian and the scholarship attached. Ages 12–18.
A Garden in My Hands by Meera Sriram, illus. by Sandhya Prabhat (Apr. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-42710-1). A mother and daughter share family memories and stories in this tale celebrating the custom of applying henna for special occasions. Ages 4–8.
The Eyes and the Impossible by Dave Eggers, illus. by Shawn Harris (May 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-6420-3), is a novel about friendship and liberation, in which a dog unwittingly becomes a hero to other animals. Ages 8–12.
Picture Day (The Brinkley Yearbooks #1) by Sarah Sax (June 27, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-30687-1). In this series debut, a seventh grader takes matters into her own hands on
picture day. Ages 8–12.
Turtles of the Midnight Moon by María José Fitzgerald (Mar. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-48870-6). When poachers threaten the island they love, two girls team up to save the turtles—and each other. Ages 8–12.
Silver in the Bone by Alexandra Bracken (Apr. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-593-48165-3). When a powerful ring from Arthurian legend vanishes, a mortal girl must pierce the veil of Avalon to find the ring and free herself and her brother from a curse, in this series opener. Ages 14–18.
Dear Medusa: A Novel in Verse by Olivia A. Cole (Mar. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-48573-6) centers on a teen coping with sexual abuse as she grapples with how to reclaim her story, her anger, and her body. Ages 14–18.
The Rules of Us by Jennifer Nissley (May 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-48489-0). In this queer love story, exes Henry and Jillian navigate new crushes, feelings, and an unclear future after coming out to each other. Ages 14–18.
Momo Arashima Steals the Sword of the Wind by Misa Sugiura (Feb. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-56406-6) debuts a series about a girl who saves her goddess mother—and the world—by facing down demons from Japanese mythology. Ages 8–12.
The Not-So-Chosen One (Spell-
binders) by Andrew Auseon (June 6, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-593-48271-1) kicks off a series starring a lonely boy who gets swept into the fantasy quest of his gaming dreams. Ages 8–12.
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Lucha of the Night Forest by Tehlor Kay Mejia (Mar. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-37836-6). In this queer Latina fantasy, a girl is torn between the freedom she has wanted and a sister she can’t bear to leave behind. Ages 12–18.
Mindfulness Moments for Kids continues with Breathe Like a Bear: First Day of School Worries: A Story with a Calming Mantra and Mindful Prompts by Kira Willey, illus. by Anni Betts (June 27, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-48672-6), ages 3–7.
If You Get Lost by Nikki Loftin, illus. by Deborah Marcero (July 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-37531-0). A stuffed bunny that falls from a car window at the start of a family’s camping trip journeys through the forest to find its owner. Ages 3–7.
How to Ride a Dragonfly by Kitty Donohoe, illus. by Anne Wilsdorf
(May 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17564-4). After shrinking in size, a girl takes a tour of the swamp on a dragonfly’s back. Ages 4–8.
Sam with Ants in His Pants by April Reynolds, illus. by Katie Kordesh (May 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-56460-8). A restless boy spends naptime rollicking with animals that leap off the pages of his favorite storybook. Ages 4–8.
Dr. Seuss’s Horton Hears a Boo! by Wade Bradford, illus. by Tom Brannon (June 27, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-593-64353-2). On this Halloween adventure, Horton and pals try to find the source of a spooky sound. Ages 4–8.
What Humming-Fish Wish: How You Can Help Protect Sea Creatures by Michelle Meadows, illus. by Aristides Ruiz (Mar. 7, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-56521-6), ages 5–9.
Fake Dates and Mooncakes by Sher Lee (May 16, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-56995-5). When a young chef enters a mooncake-making competition, he finds that the recipe for love is more complicated than it seems. Ages 12–18.
Stranger Danger by Maren Stoffels (May 2, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-64744-8). Three friends who rent a remote house with no phones or internet, to focus on exam prep, learn that someone is stalking them. Ages 12–18.
The Wicked Unseen by Gigi Griffis (June 20, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-64410-2). The new girl in town is having trouble fitting into a community that believes a secret Satanic cult is conducting rituals nearby. Ages 12–18.
Is This the Bus for Us? by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Richard Brown (June 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63655-058-9). Patience pays off for Leo and his sisters as they wait for the right bus to take them to the park. Ages 3–6.
Roll, Roll, Little Pea by Cécile Bergame, trans. by Angus Yuen-Killick, illus. by Magali Attiogbé (June 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63655-044-2). When a pea escapes a girl who is shelling peas, it goes on a perilous adventure. Ages 3–6.
Walter Finds His Voice: The Story of a Shy Crocodile by Ann Kim Ha (May 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-63655-050-3). A shy crocodile who usually hides sees a friend being mistreated and decides to speak up. Ages 3–6.
Apple Pie Picnic by Alicia Duran, illus. by Brian Fitzgerald (Mar. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-63655-061-9). Rosa’s family follows its apple tree throughout a year in this tale introducing Spanish words and plant facts. Ages 4–8.
My Mom Is a Lioness by Swapna Haddow, illus. by Dapo Adeola (Apr. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-63655-063-3). In this follow up to My Dad Is a Grizzly Bear, a boy imagines his mother is a lioness on the prowl. Ages 4–8.
Too Many Rabbits by Davide Calì, trans. by Angus Yuen-Killick, illus. by Emanuele Benetti, (Mar. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63655-054-1). When they accept a pet store’s two-for-one offer, siblings must find homes for their multifying rabbits. Ages 4–8.
Peng’s Vase: A Chinese Folktale, retold by Michael and Angus Yuen Killick, illus. by Paolo Proietti (Apr. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-63655-046-6). Peng shows courage and honesty when the emperor gives a year-long challenge to the children of the city to determine who will become his heir. Ages 5–8.
Really Bird Stories serves up I Really Want to Make Lemonade! by Harriet Ziefert (May 2, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63655-052-7), ages 4–7. And Gustav
& Henri: Tiny Aunt Island by Andy Matthews, illus. by Peader Thomas
(Mar. 7, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63655-048-0), is the second Gustav & Henri story, ages 7–11.
Saturday AM TANKS introduces Gunhild, Vol. 1: The New God? by Fred Tornager (Apr. 4, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7603-8191-5) and Hammer, Vol. 3: The Jungle Kingdom by Jey Odin (Mar. 7, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7603-8189-2), ages 10–14; .Apple Black, Vol. 3: Instruments of Vengeance by Odunze Oguguo, aka Whyt Manga (May 2, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7603-8230-1); Clock Striker, Vol. 1: I’m Gonna Be a Smith! by Frederick L. Jones, illus. by Issaka Galadima, (Feb. 7, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7603-8157-1); Henshin!, Vol. 1: Blazing Phoenix by Mitch Proctor (June 6, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7603-8234-9); and Saigami, Vol. 2—Rockport Edition: The Initiation Exam by Seny (June 6, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7603-8232-5), ages 13–16; and Underground, Vol. 1 by JR De Bard (July 11, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7603-8236-3), ages 16–18.
The Nature Explorer Drawing Guide for Kids: Step-By-Step Lessons for Observing and Drawing Animals, Plants, and Trees by Brad Woodard (Apr. 4, $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-68198-993-8) provides drawing instructions as well as facts about nature. Ages 6–12.
Purple Carrot: A Garden Color Book by Rebecca Mullin, illus. by Anna Mullin (May 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-947141-61-2). In this story introducing colors, children grow a garden. Ages 1–4.
Chicken and Moodles by Nikki Esarey (May 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-947141-63-6). A chicken and cow enjoy life on a farm together—along with their other friends. Ages 2–6.
My First Alphabet Books issues ABC Kentucky by Adriane Doherty, illus. by Anna Bachmann (May 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-947141-56-8), ages 1–4.
ABC-Deconstructing Gender by Ashley Molesso and Chess Needham (May 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-8140-8). This alphabetical guide to demystifying gender stereotypes comes with a poster. Ages 4–8.
Ari Arranges Everything by Katie Vernon (Feb. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-8175-0). A child has a tendency to arrange everything in their life, but they begin to realize that some things might not need arranging. Ages 4–8.
Close to You from Far Away by Erica Root (Apr. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-8113-2). In this book with postcards, a girl who moves away stays connected with her grandmother through writing letters. Ages 4–8.
I Am Somebody by Nyasha Williams, illus. by Ashley Evans (June 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-8051-7). Over the course of their day, a child realizes that they have the power to enact social change. Ages 4–8.
In the Palm of My Hand by Jennifer Raudenbush, illus. by Isabella Conti (Mar. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-7987-0). On a walk, a child discovers the beauty in nature, the world around them, and themselves. Ages 4–8.
Truck Tunes: 45 Truck Songs to Sing Aloud Together by Jim Gardner and Rob Gardner (Apr. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-8213-9) compiles 45 songs about various trucks, accompanied by photos. Ages 4–8.
A Llama Is Not an Alpaca: And Other Mistaken Animal Identities by Karen Jameson, illus. by Lorna Scobie (Mar. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-7878-1), pairs animal riddles with factual responses to compare and contrast features of commonly misidentified animals. Ages 8–12.
There’s No Cream in Cream Soda: Facts and Folklore About Our Favorite Drinks by Kim Zachman (July 1, $16.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7624-8132-3). This follow-up to There’s No Ham in Hamburgers rounds up facts and stories about the origins of some of America’s popular drinks. Ages 8–12.
Breakup, Makeup by Stacey Anthony (May 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-8163-7). In this queer romance, a makeup artist competes against their ex-boyfriend in a makeup and cosplay competition. Ages 13–17.
Girls Make Movies: A Follow-Your-Own-Path Guide for Aspiring Young Filmmakers by Mallory O’Meara, illus. by Jen Vaughn (May 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-7898-9). This guide to the world of filmmaking offers girls advice and inspiration. Ages 13–17.
How to Speak Flower: A Kid’s Guide to Buds, Blooms, and Blossoms by Molly Williams, illus. by Miriam Bos (May 9, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-7917-7), examines the history and symbolism of various flowers. Ages 13–17.
A Kid’s Guide to Tabletop RPGs: Exploring Dice, Game Systems, Roleplaying, and More by Gabriel Hicks, illus. by Dave Perillo (June 6, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7624-8109-5), compiles quizzes, history, and recommendations for those interested in exploring the world of tabletop roleplaying games. Ages 13–17.
Make the Fireflies Dance by Rachel Bateman (May 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-7891-0). Before the end of her senior year, a hopeless romantic attempts to find the stranger who kissed her in a dark theater. Ages 13–17.
Nerdcrush by Alisha Emrich (Feb. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-8068-5). A cosplayer’s double life brings her confidence and a new crush, but will she keep her secret or reveal her true self? Ages 13–17.
Your Freedom, Your Power: A Kid’s Guide to the First Amendment by Allison Matulli and Clelia Castro-Malaspina, illus. by Carmelle Kendall (July 25, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-7838-5), discusses key legal cases and social movements that have affected the rights and lives of kids. Ages 13–17.
So You Wanna Be a Pop Star? A Choices Novel by Zachary Sergi (Mar. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-8082-1). After five solo artists get forced into a pop group, readers help navigate their rise to super-stardom in this story written in the style of a choose-your-path book. Ages 14–18.
Sunday Adventures, which stars an intergenerational Black family and introduces early concepts, presents The Numbers Store (May 2, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7624-8157-6) and The Rainbow Park (May 2, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7624-8153-8) by Harold Green III, illus. by Deann Wiley, ages 4–8.
Nobody Likes Frogs: A Book of Toadally Fun Facts by Barbara Davis-Pyles, illus. by Liz Wong (Apr. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63217-335-5) puts the reader in the role of the expert to educate a persnickety turtle about the amphibian known as the frog. Ages 4–8.
Baba’s Gift: A Persian Father’s Love of Family by Ariana Shaheen Amini and Christina Maheen Amini, illus. by Elaheh Taherian (Feb. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-63217-323-2). Two sisters tell how their Baba weaves together the love of two countries—Iran and America—with the love of family. Ages 5–8.
When Seasons Come by Aimée M. Bissonette, illus. by Erin Hourigan, continues with When Summer Comes: Exploring Nature in Our Warmest Season (May 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63217-435-2), ages 4–8.\
There’s No Such Thing as... Unicorns by Lucy Rowland, illus. by Katy Halford (Feb. 7, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-81255-8). When a girl is told by her brother that unicorns don’t exist, she sets off to prove him wrong. Ages 3–6.
You Are Loved: A Book About Families by Margaret O’Hair, illus. by Sofia Cardoso, (Mar. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-85007-9). Down syndrome advocate and viral sensation Sofia Sanchez inspired this book about all the different ways to make a family. Ages 4–8.
The Whispering Pines by James Preller, illus. by Kevin Keele (Feb. 7, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-81044-8), kicks off the Exit 13 series that follows the creepy and strange goings-on the McGinn family finds when they check into the Exit 13 Motel. Ages 8–11.
The Half-Life of Love by Brianna Bourne (Mar. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-338-71266-7). In a world where people get a twinge when they’ve lived have their life, Flint has 41 days left and is preparing to die, when he falls for September, a girl who’s researching a cure for the half-life and is making every day count. Ages 14 and up.
Super Simple Board Books ramps up with Hush Little Baby (Feb. 7, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-84717-8) and This Is My Happy Face (Feb. 7, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-84718-5), ages up to 3. Gabby’s Dollhouse welcomes Sprinkle Party! (Feb. 7, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-85117-5), ages 3–5. Joining Acorn are A Crabby Book: Party Time, Crabby! by Jonathan Fenske (Feb. 7, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-76794-0), Mermaid Days: A New Friend by Kyle Lukoff, illus. by Kat Uno (Feb. 7, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-79497-7), and Princess Truly: I Am Curious by Kelly Greenawalt, illus. by Amariah Rauscher (Apr. 4, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-81885-7), ages 4–6.
The latest Branches titles are Diary of a Pug: Pug’s New Puppy by Kyla May (Apr. 4, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-71353-4), The Party Diaries: Starry Henna Night by Mitali Banerjee Ruths, illus. by Aaliya Jaleel (Apr. 4, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-79981-1), Press Start!: Super King Viking Land! by Thomas Flintham (Apr. 4, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-82875-7), and Unicorn Diaries: Welcome to Sparklegrove by Rebecca Elliott (Apr. 4, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-74565-8), ages 5–7; and Dragon Masters: Curse of the Shadow Dragon by Tracey West, illus. by Graham Howells (Mar. 7, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-77694-2) and Pets Rule! Kittens Are Monsters! by Susan Tan, illus. by Wendy Tan Shiau Wei (Apr. 4, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-75639-5, ages 6–8.
Bad Food by Eric Luper, illus. by Joe Whale, continues with Live and Let Fry (Apr. 4, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-85916-4), ages 6–8. Karma’s World offers Ready, Set, Rhyme! by Jehan Madhani (Apr. 4, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-83992-0) and Karma’s World Slumber Party Book by Kiara Valdez (Feb. 7, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-84759-8), ages 6–8. Scholastic Readers Level 2 welcomes What If You Had Animal Eyes!? (Feb. 7, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-84732-1) and What If You Had T. Rex Teeth? (Feb. 7, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-84731-4). by Sandra Markle, illus. by Howard McWilliam, ages 6–8. My Little Pony saddles up with Sunny Starscout’s Book of Adventure (Feb. 7, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-82521-3), ages 6–9.
Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey releases color editions of the first eight titles in the series, including The Adventures of Captain Underpants (Now with a Dog Man Comic!): 25th and a Half Anniversary Edition (Mar. 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-86539-4), ages 7–9. New AFK titles are Roblox: Create and Conquer! by Dynamo (Feb. 7, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-89308-3), ages 7–10; and Five Nights at Freddy’s Character Encyclopedia by Scott Cawthon (Feb. 7, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-338-80473-7) ages 12–15; and Five Nights at Freddy’s: Tales from the Pizzaplex: The Bobbiedots Conclusion by Scott Cawthon and Andrea Waggener (Mar. 7, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-85143-4), ages 13–17. Diary of a Roblox Pro by Ari Avatar adds Dragon Pet (Mar. 7, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-86347-5), ages 7–10. Home for Meow by Reese Eschmann rolls out Two Fur One (Feb. 7, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-78401-5), ages 7–10. Pokémon picks up Ash and Pikachu’s Adventures by Stefania Lepera (Apr. 4, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-87141-8), ages 7–10. And That Girl Lay Lay by Rhiannon Richardson, illus. by Deandra Hodge, gains Chapter Book #2 (Apr. 4, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-82499-5), ages 7–10.
Shuri: A Black Panther Novel by Nic Stone presents Symbiosis (Feb. 7, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-76655-4), ages 8–12. Wings of Fire by Tui T. Sutherland expands with The Dangerous Gift (Mar. 7, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-88332-9), ages 8–12. Wish builds with Starting from Scratch by Jazz Taylor (Apr. 4, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-80329-7), ages 8–12. Horse Country by Yamile Saied Méndez gallops along with No Place Like Home (Feb. 7, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-74952-6), ages 9–12. And Lethal Lit by Micol Ostow continues with Photobomb (Apr. 4, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-79548-6), ages 12 and up.
Alma’s Way by Gabrielle Reyes adds Friendship Club/El club de la amistad (Mar. 7, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-88314-5), ages 4–8.
Series in Spanish
Un libro de la serie Branches gains Diario de un unicornio (Diary of a Unicorn: La princesa de los duendes The Goblin Princess) by Rebecca Elliott (Feb. 7, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-87412-9), ages 5–7.
Scholastic en Español
Series in Spanish
El club de cómics de Supergatito (Cat Kid Comic Club) greets A propósito (On Purpose) by Dav Pilkey (Mar. 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-84922-6), ages 7–10.
Boundless by Chaunté Lowe (Mar. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-74152-0). World champion high jumper Lowe shares her journey from an impoverished childhood full of big dreams and hurdles to becoming an Olympic bronze medalist. Ages 8–12.
Race Against Death: The Greatest POW Rescue of World War II by Deborah Hopkinson (Apr. 18, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-338-74616-7) provides an account of the “Great Raid” during which Allied prisoners of war were rescued from the Japanese camp near Cabanatuan in the Philippines. Ages 9–12.
To Catch a Thief by Martha Brockenbrough (Apr. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-81858-1). When a thief steals an essential element of her beloved town’s annual Dragonfly Day Festival, 11-year-old Amelia is on the case. Ages 8–12.
Love Puppies by JaNay Brown-Wood, starring kind, caring canines that help kids through social situations, takes off with Best Friends Furever (Feb. 7, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-83408-6) and Lost Pet Blues (Feb. 7, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-83409-3), ages 7–10. Goosebumps Slappyworld by R.L. Stine welcomes Night of the Squawker (Apr. 4, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-75220-5), ages 8–12. And Must Love Pets by Saadia Faruqi hops along with Bunny Bonanza (Feb. 7, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-78348-3), ages 8–12.
Stillwater and Koo Save the World by Jon J Muth (Feb. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-81231-2) is a tale about how we can all heal the world a little bit at a time, which launches a four-book series featuring Zen panda Stillwater. Ages 4–7.
When a Friend Needs a Friend by Roozeboos (Feb. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-81394-4). Aya wants to help her best friend Oskar when he gets sad, but she doesn’t know what he needs. Ages 4–7.
Miss Irwin by Allen Say (Apr. 18, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-338-30040-6). A grandson lovingly plays along and follows his grandmother, who has Alzheimer’s, as she retreats into some of her favorite memories. Ages 4–8.
Jovita Wore Pants: The Story of a Mexican Freedom Fighter by Aida Salazar, illus. by Molly Mendoza (Mar. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-338-28341-9), tells the true story of Jovita Valdovinos, a Mexican revolutionary who disguised herself as a man to fight for her rights. Ages 6–9.
Big Tree by Brian Selznick (Apr. 4, $32.99, ISBN 978-1-338-18063-3) follows the epic adventures of Sycamore seeds Louise and Erwin when a fire forces them to leave their mother tree prematurely and navigate a world of dinosaurs, meteors, and other dangers so they can take root. Ages 7 and up.
Curses Are the Worst by Elizabeth Eulberg (Mar. 7, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-81535-1) kicks off the young middle-grade Scared Silly series about four unlikely friends who must band together to save their town from an evil curse. Ages 8–12.
Good Different by Meg Eden Kuyatt (Mar. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-81610-5). This novel-in-verse features a neuro-
divergent girl who comes to understand and celebrate her difference. Ages 8–12.
The Guardian Test by Christina Soontornvat, illus. by Kevin Hong (Mar. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-75915-0). In this launch of the Legends of Lotus Island series, Plum struggles at the Guardian Academy, an elite school where kids learn how to transform into Guardians, magical creatures who are sworn to protect the natural world. Ages 8–12.
Home Away from Home by Cynthia Lord (Apr. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-72611-4). As everything in her life changes, Mia explores what it means to be at home. Ages 8–12.
Iceberg by Jennifer A .Nielsen (Mar. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-79502-8). Aspiring journalist Hazel stows away on the Titanic hoping to find a good story and winds up caught in a desperate struggle to survive. Ages 8–12.
Jude Saves the World by Ronnie Riley (Apr. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-85587-6). Jude, a 12-year-old nonbinary kid, knows exactly who they are and decides to create a safe space in their community. Ages 8–12.
Opportunity Knocks by Sara Farizan (Feb. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-82707-1). Lila happens upon a mysterious box that holds what turns out to be a magical key that may unlock a door to opportunity. Ages 8–12.
Pack Your Bags, Maggie Diaz by Nina Moreno, illus. by Courtney Lovett (Mar. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-81861-1), follows Maggie through her spring semester of seventh grade, first overnight trip, and an upcoming dance. Ages 8–12.
The Scroll of Chaos by Elsie Chapman (Mar. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-80323-5). Astrid Xu ventures into the world of mythological China in order to save her mother—and the world. Ages 8–12.
The Storyteller by Brandon Hobson (Apr. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-79726-8). Ziggy and his sister Moon search for answers when their mother becomes one of many Native women who’ve gone missing. Ages 9–12.
The Win-Over by Jennifer Torres (Feb. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-81890-1). In the follow-up to The Do-Over, Raquel, Lucinda, and Juliette are finally getting along as stepsisters and their parents are getting married—in Mexico. Ages 9–12.
I Kick and I Fly by Ruchira Gupta (Apr. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-82509-1). A girl in Bihar, India, escapes being sold into the sex trade when a local hostel owner helps her to understand the value of her body through kung fu. Ages 12 and up.
Rosewood: A Midsummer Meet Cute by Sayantani DasGupta (Mar. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-338-79772-5) serves up a Sense and Sensibility retelling set at a summer camp. Ages 13–17.
This Time It’s Real by Ann Liang (Feb. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-82711-8). When Eliza’s made-up essay about meeting the love of her life unexpectedly goes viral, she begins a fake relationship with the famous actor in her class to hide the truth. Ages 13–17.
Where You See Yourself by Claire Forrest (Apr. 18, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-338-81383-8). Effie, who uses a wheelchair, finds her prospective dream college in New York City and finds out her longtime crush is applying there, too. Ages 13–17.
As Long as We’re Together by Brianna Peppins (Apr. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-338-81407-1). When their parents die suddenly, a family of seven siblings must find a way to make it work without any extended family to lean on. Ages 14–18.
Very Impatient Caterpillar by Ross Burach ushers in Make Way for Butterfly (Apr. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-75263-2), ages 4–8. You Are a Star by Dean Robbins shines on with You Are a Star, Jane Goodall, illus. by Hatem Aly (Apr. 4, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-68012-6), ages 5–7. Battle Dragons by Alex London issues City of Secrets (Mar. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-71669-6), ages 8–12. Best Wishes by Sarah Mlynowski and Debbie Rigaud, illus. by Maxine Vee, builds with The Sister Switch (Mar. 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-338-62828-9), ages 8–12. And Celestial Mechanism Cycle by Annaliese Avery continues with The Doomfire Secret (Feb. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-75449-0), ages 9–12.
Daddy’s Hugs and Snuggles (Mar. 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-85404-6) and Mommy’s Kisses and Cuddles (Mar. 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-35977-0) by Linda Ashman, illus. by Jane Massey, celebrate the day-to-day joys of parenthood. Ages 3–5.
The Littlest by Brandi Dougherty grows with The Littlest Graduate, illus. by Denise Hughes (Apr. 4, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-84999-8), ges 3–5. And There Was an Old Lady by Lucille Colandro, illus. by Jared Lee, flies along with There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Dragon! (Apr. 4, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-87911-7), ages 3–5.
Boy in a White Room by Karl Olsberg (Feb. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-83184-9). In this sci-fi thriller, a 15-year-old boy wakes to find himself locked in a white, cube-shaped room with no windows or doors, and no memory of how he got there or who he is. Ages 13–17.
New Exploring Civil Rights volumes include The Rise: 1967 by Jay Leslie (Apr. 4, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-83753-7), The Rise: 1970 by Selene Castrovilla (Apr. 4, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-83760-5), and The Rise: 1978 by Nel Yomtov (Apr. 4, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-83766-7), ages 10–14.
Akim Aliu: Dreamer by Akim Aliu with Greg Anderson Elysée, illus. by Karen de la Vega (Feb. 7, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-78760-3), tells the story of professional athlete and activist Aliu’s life as a Black hockey prodigy in Canada. Ages 8–12.
Squished by Megan Wagner Lloyd, illus. by Michelle Mee Nutter (Mar. 7, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-56893-6). Eleven-year-old Avery is tired of feeling crowded by her six siblings and longs for her own room. Ages 8–12.
Parachute Kids by Betty C. Tang (Apr. 4, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-83268-6). The author’s childhood experiences inspired this tale of three kids living on their own as undocumented new immigrants. Ages 9–12.
Sunshine by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Apr. 18, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-35631-1). In his follow-up to Hey, Kiddo, Krosoczka brings readers back to Camp Sunshine to meet the campers and fellow counselors who changed the course of his life. Ages 12 and up.
Colin Kaepernick: Change the Game by Colin Kaepernick and Eve L. Ewing, illus. by Orlando Caicedo (Mar. 7, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-78965-2), explores the story of how a young change-maker learned to find himself and never compromise. Ages 13–17.
Mimi is back for Mimi and the Boo-Hoo Blahs by Shauna J. Grant (Feb. 7, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-76669-1), ages 6–8. Joining Dog Man by Dav Pilkey is Twenty Thousand Fleas Under the Sea (Mar. 28, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-80191-0), ages 7–9. 39 Clues graphic novel series debuts with The Maze of Bones: A Graphic Novel by Rick Riordan, illus. by Ethan Young (Apr. 4, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-80336-5), ages 8–12. New to Nat Enough by Maria Scrivan is Nat for Nothing (Feb. 7, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-71542-2), ages 8–12. And Five Nights at Freddy’s continues with Fazbear Frights Graphic Novel Collection #2 by Scott Cawthon et al., illus. by Didi Esmeralda et al. (Mar. 7, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-79270-6), ages 12–17.
When Things Aren’t Going Right, Go Left by Marc Colagiovanni, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds (Mar. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-83118-4). This story about optimism and overcoming adversity reminds readers of their own agency and the power they have to direct their own path. Ages 4–8.
Snap! by Anna Walker (May 2, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-957363-24-0). Frog escapes the swoops, snips, and snaps of all sorts of animals in the forest. Ages 3–7.
I Have the Right by Reza Dalvand (June 6, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-957363-44-8) introduces children to the universal rights they are entitled to under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Ages 5–7.
Questions I Am Asked About the Holocaust (young readers ed.) by Hédi Fried, trans. by Alice E. Olsson, illus. by Laila Ekboir (Apr. 4, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-957363-23-3). Fried, who was 19 when the Nazis arrested her family and transported them to Auschwitz, answers questions about the Holocaust. Ages 10–17.
I Am Big by Itah Sadu, illus. by Marley Berot (May 2, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-77260-312-5). A young Black hockey player finds joy on the ice and the confidence to face down those who see him as a threat because of his size and race. Ages 6–8.
The Journal of Anxious Izzy Parker by Alma Fullerton (May 9, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-77260-316-3). Eight-year-old Izzy learns to manage her anxiety through journaling and her emotional support dog. Ages 6–8.
The Most Beautiful Thing I Have Ever Seen by Nadia Devi Umadat, illus. by Christine Wei (May 2, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-77260-314-9). Hope replaces fear as a girl and her family flee their war-torn country and adjust to a strange new place that comes to feel like home. Ages 6-8.
Vee in Between by Valerie Kaiyang Wood, illus. by Angela Poon (May 9, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-77260-310-1). Young Vee, adopted from China as a baby, struggles to feel like she belongs, but receives support from her Chinese dance teacher, a fellow transracial adoptee. Ages 6–8.
Bernice and the Georgian Bay Gold by Jessica Outram (May 16, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-77260-318-7). In 1914, eight-year-old Bernice finds a treasure map in her family’s lighthouse and sets out in a rowboat with her two dogs, determined to find gold. Ages 9–12.
She’s a Mensch! Ten Amazing Jewish Women by Anne Dublin (May 23, $22.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-77260-320-0) spotlights 10 Jewish women from around the world and their inspiring tales of activism and resistance. Ages 9–12.
What Does Hate Look Like? by Sameea Jimenez and Corinne Promislow with Larry Schwartz (Mar. 7, $21.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-77260-290-6). Real kids share their stories of hate to help readers see the bias, prejudice, violence, discrimination, and exclusion around us. Ages 9–12
World Shakers: Inspiring Women Activists by Helen Wolfe (May 16, $22.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-77260-322-4) introduces women from across the globe, many of them relatively unknown, who saw injustice and decided to make change happen. Ages 9–12.
Seven Stories/Triangle Square
Abolition Is Love by Ware Syrus Marcus, illus. by Alannah Fricker (Feb. 21, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-64421-255-4). Amelie provides an introduction to abolitionist ideas, collective care, and mutual aid as she helps her parents get ready for the annual Prisoners’ Justice Day. Ages 4–7.
Escape ’56 by Richard Panchyk (Feb. 7, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-64421-253-0) is a novel based on the life of young Elizabeth Molnár (the author’s mother) and her family as they lived through the harrowing days of the Hungarian Revolution. Ages 12–17.
They Said No welcomes Aimé Césaire:
No to Humiliation by Nimrod, trans. by Emma Ramadan (Mar. 7, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-64421-257-8) and George Sand: No to Prejudice by Ysabelle Lacamp, trans. by Emma Ramadan (Mar. 7, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-64421-259-2), ages 10–14. And Philosophy for Young People by Devra Lehmann offers Socrates: A Life Worth Living (Apr. 11, $15.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64421-261-5) and Spinoza: The Outcast Thinker by Devra Lehmann (Apr. 11, $15.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64421-262-2), Ages 13–17.
Just Gus by McCall Hoyle (Apr. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-63993-093-7) tells the story of the bond between a livestock guardian dog and a boy with anxiety. Ages 8–11.
Graysen Foxx and the Treasure of Principal Redbeard by J. Scott Savage (Mar. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-63993-103-3) kicks off a series starring a fifth-grade, fedora-wearing treasure hunter who must decipher clues, solve puzzles, and search his school for a long-lost chest filled with decades of confiscated toys. Ages 8–12.
The Paper Daughters of Chinatown: Adapted for Young Readers from the Best-Selling Novel by Heather B. Moore and Allison Hong Merrill (Apr. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-63993-094-4) is based on the true story of two friends who united to help rescue immigrant women in the most dangerous corners of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late 1890s. Ages 10–14.
Candy Shop War by Brandon Mull continues with Carnival Quest (Mar. 14, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-63993-088-3), ages 8–13.
Goodnight Love: A Bedtime Meditation Story by Sumi Loundon Kim, illus. by Laura Watkins (Feb. 21, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61180-944-2). A parent sloth guides baby sloth in a relaxing meditation before bedtime. Ages 3–6.
Don’t Kill the Bugs: How Kids Can Be Heroes for Creatures Big and Small by Berthe Jansen, illus. by Victoria Coles (Mar. 7, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61180-909-1). Bu and his friends spend a day in the park discovering how we can live peacefully with the bugs who live all around us. Ages 3–7.
It’s OK: Being Kind to Yourself When Things Feel Hard by Wendy O’Leary, illus. by Sandra Eide (Mar. 28, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-64547-095-3), follows children experiencing strong emotions and how they use self-compassion to feel better. Ages 3–7.
The Life of a Crayon: A Colorful Story of Never-Ending Beginnings by Christopher Willard and Tara Wosiski, illus. by Holly Clifton-Brown (Feb. 28, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61180-977-0). When Green arrives in a crayon box as a present to a girl, he has no idea of the impact he will have on her life in small but meaningful ways. Ages 4–8.
Simon & Schuster
Babajoon’s Treasure by Farnaz Esnaashari, illus. by Nabi H. Ali (Mar. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-188-8). A girl who spends the day with her grandfather discovers more about who he is. Ages 4–8.
The Greedy Worm by Jeff Newman (Feb. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-7195-5) is a wordless picture book about a greedy worm, a large apple, and the importance of sharing with friends. Ages 4–8.
I Can Be All Three by Salima Alikhan, illus. by Noor Sofi (June 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-184-0). A child celebrates her multicultural identity and finds pride in all the stories and worlds that live inside of her. Ages 4–8.
Ketanji Brown Jackson: A Justice for All by Tami Charles, illus. by Jemma Skidmore (Apr. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66593-526-5) tells the story of Ketani Brown Jackson, whose childhood dreams of becoming a lawyer led to her becoming the first Black woman to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. Ages 4–8.
The Book of Stolen Dreams by David Farr (May 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66592-257-9) follows siblings Rachel and Robert on a quest to defeat a tyrannical ruler and protect a magical book. Ages 8–12.
The Cobra’s Song by Supriya Kelkar (May 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-188-7) delivers a tale steeped in folklore, about finding your voice and confronting your fears. Ages 8–12.
Far Out! by Anne Bustard (Apr. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-419-2). In 1960s Texas, 11-year-old alien-loving Magnolia tries to solve the mystery of a missing meteorite and clear her grandmother’s good name. Ages 8–12.
Finally Seen by Kelly Yang (Feb. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8833-5). Ten-year-old Lina arrives from China to live with her parents and sister in Los Angeles, after five years apart, and learns about family, friendship, and the power of being recognized. Ages 8–12.
The Firefly Summer by Morgan Matson (May 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9335-3). Ryanna gets to know her mother’s side of the family and hunts for hidden treasure over the course of one chaotic summer spent with her estranged grandparents. Ages 8–12.
The McNifficents by Amy Makechnie (June 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-898-5). A senior miniature Schnauzer employed as a distinguished nanny to a chaotic family of six children has one summer to get his charges to learn to behave. Ages 8–12.
This Close to Home by Beth Turley (May 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7675-2). Brooke aims to revitalize her lake town’s annual festival to reunite her family and honor her mother’s memory. Ages 8–12.
The Legend of Greyhallow by Summer Rachel Short (July 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-887-9). When siblings Ainsley and Tobin accidentally open the passage to a trilogy of popular fantasy movies, they must race to uncover the director’s cryptic clues before the mythical creatures they’ve released take over the real world. Ages 10–18.
Once There Was by Kiyash Monsef (Apr. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66592-850-2). After her father is murdered, an Iranian American girl discovers that he was secretly a veterinarian to magical creatures out of the bedtime tales he told her as a child—and she must take up his mantle, despite the many dangers. Ages 10–18.
Everyone Wants to Know by Kelly Loy Gilbert (June 13, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-136-9). Honor’s famous-for-being-famous family—former reality TV stars—is fracturing from within as their dirty laundry gets exposed. Ages 12–18.
If I See You Again Tomorrow by Robbie Couch (Apr. 18, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9749-8) is a speculative YA romance about a teen stuck in a time loop that’s endlessly monotonous until he meets the boy of his dreams. Ages 12–18.
The Jump by Brittney Morris (Mar. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-398-1) follows a group of working-class teens who join a dangerous scavenger hunt around Seattle to save their families and community. Ages 12–18.
The Quiet Part Out Loud by Deborah Crossland (June 27, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-66592-712-3). Mia must fight to reunite with the ex-boyfriend she still loves before the aftershocks of a devastating earthquake can separate them forever. Ages 12–18.
Ravensong by Cayla Fay (Mar. 14, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-529-9). A demi-god who refuses to cohabitate with humans accidentally falls in love with one in this first book of a debut duology. Ages 12–18.
Time Out by Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner, with Carlyn Greenwald (May 30, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9262-2). A gay teen basketball prodigy and hometown hero decides to come out, but doesn’t get the cheers and support he’s used to. Ages 12–18.
All Alone with You by Amelia Diane Coombs (July 25, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9357-5) centers on a standoffish teen girl whose loner status gets challenged by a dynamic elderly woman and a perpetually cheerful boy. Ages 14–18.
Forget Me Not by Alyson Derrick (Apr. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-237-3). After a terrible fall, Stevie can remember nothing of the last two years—not coming to terms with her sexuality, not even the love of her life, Nora. Ages 14–18.
I Will Find You Again by Sarah Lyu (Mar. 14, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6515-2). Chase can’t stop pushing herself to be the best—even when she’s lost her best friend and the love of her life. Ages 14–18.
Their Vicious Games by Joelle Wellington (July 25, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-66592-242-5). A Black teen desperate to regain her Ivy League acceptance enters an elite competition only to discover the stakes are deadly. Ages 14–18.
Amy Wu returns in Amy Wu and the Ribbon Dance by Kat Zhang, illus. by Charlene Chua (May 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-672-1), ages 4–8. I Love My Books by Kelly Leigh Miller adds I Love My Magic (July 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9769-6), ages 4–8. Not Quite Narwhal and Friends by Jessie Sima swims along with Weather Together (May 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-698-1), ages 4–8. New to Once upon a Tim by Stuart Gibbs, illus. by Stacy Curtis, is The Sea of Terror (May 9, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-744-5), ages 7–10. FunJungle by Stuart Gibbs gains Whale Done (Feb. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9931-7), ages 8–12. Skandar features in Skandar and the Phantom Rider by A.F. Steadman (May 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-276-1), ages 8–12. Spy School is back in session with Spy Camp the Graphic Novel by Stuart Gibbs, illus. by Anjan Sarkar (Apr. 4, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-9937-9), ages 8–12. And A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery by Robin Stevens welcomes Death in the Spotlight (Apr. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-937-1) and Top Marks for Murder (July 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-940-1), ages 10–18.
Daddy Dressed Me by Michael and Ava Gardner, illus. by Nadia Fisher (Mar. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66592-195-4). This picture book from the real-life creators of the Daddy Dressed Me blog follows a single father’s sewing journey as he makes clothes to inspire his daughter. Ages 4–8.
Does a Bear Poo in the Woods? by Jonny Leighton, illus. by Mike Byrne (June 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-347-9). A young bear looks for a private place to poo in this silly toilet-training primer. Ages 4–8.
A Day in the Life of an Astronaut, Mars, and the Distant Stars by Mike Barfield, illus. by Jess Bradley (Apr. 25, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8921-9). Readers blast off for a fact-filled look at space and the people (and animals) who have explored it. Ages 7–10.
The Afterlife of the Party by Darcy Marks (July 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8339-2) continues the adventures of a squad of teens from hell learning to be guardian angels. Ages 8–12.
The Hunt for the Hollower by Callie C. Miller (June 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-810-7). A wizardess who is still mastering her own powers must go on a quest to save her brother when he’s kidnapped by an evil wizard. Ages 8–12.
A Work in Progress by Jarrett Lerner (May 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-515-2). Prose, verse, and illustration tell the story of a middle school boy’s struggles with body image and his ultimate self-acceptance. Ages 8–12.
Wonders of the Night Sky: Astro-
nomy Starts with Just Looking Up by Raman Prinja, illus. by Jan Bielecki (May 9, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-58270-877-5). Physicist and astronomer Prinja provides a guide to the spectacular treasures of the night sky. Ages 8–14.
The First Magnificent Summer by R.L. Toalson (May 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66592-549-5). Twelve-year-old Victoria’s summer with her estranged father and his new family brings disappointments and a big decision. Ages 10–18.
Henry Duck waddles along in Henry’s School Days by Robert Quackenbush (June 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1556-0), ages 4–8. New Quix titles include Little Goddess Girls: Aphrodite & the Dragon’s Emerald by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams, illus. by Yuyi Chen (May 2, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66590-410-0); Harvey Hammer: Class Pest by Davy Ocean, illus. by Aaron Blecha (May 2, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-5515-3); Royal Sweets: Friends Forever by Helen Perelman, illus. by Olivia Chin Mueller (May 2, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7666-0); and Mini Mermaid Tales: The Friendship Wish by Debbie Dadey, illus. by Fuuji Takashi (May 2, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8924-0), ages 5–8. Joining Adventures in Fosterland by Hannah Shaw, illus. by Bev Johnson is Snowpea the Puppy Queen (July 18, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66592-558-7), ages 6–9.
Sejal Sinha by Maya Prasad, illus. by Abira Das, starring an eight-year-old STEM-loving Indian American girl, debuts with Sejal Sinha Battles Superstorms (May 2, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66591-177-1) and Sejal Sinha Swims with Sea Dragons (July 11, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66591-180-1), ages 6–9. Life in the Doghouse by Danny Robertshawet al., illus. by Laura Catrinella, adds Finn and the Feline Frenemy (Feb. 7, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8271-5), ages 7–10. Paige Proves It by Amy Marie Stadelmann welcomes The Spooky Story (Feb. 7, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-5163-6), ages 7–10. Tim Possible returns in Tim Possible & All That Buzz by Axel Maisy (Feb. 7, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9272-1), ages 7–10. City Spies by James Ponti rolls along with City of the Dead (Feb. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-157-3), ages 8–12. New to Dungeoneer Adventures by Ben Costa and James Parks is Wrath of the Exiles (May 2, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-071-2), ages 8–12. Far Flung Falls by Erik Jon Slangerup issues Molly and the Mutants (June 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9802-0), ages 8–12. Fearless by Mandy Gonzalez picks up In the Mix (Apr. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66592-201-2), ages 8–12. Lia Park stars in Lia Park and the Heavenly Heirlooms by Jenna Yoon (May 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8796-3), ages 8–12. The Little Vampire by Angela Sommer-Bodenburg flaps along with The Little Vampire Takes a Trip (May 2, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-9413-8), ages 8–12.
Marcus Stroman leads off with The Error by Marcus Stroman (June 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-617-2), ages 8–12. Once Upon Another Time by James Riley wraps up with Happily Ever After (May 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-492-6), ages 8–12. Rules for Vampires grabs the garlic for Vampires vs. Ghosts by Alex Foulkes (July 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9838-9), ages 8–12. Sort of Super by Eric Gapstur continues with The Magma Cup (May 16, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8031-5), ages 8–12. Unraveled by Cathy O’Neill greets The Tapestry of Tales (Mar. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9777-1), ages 8–12. Saddlehill Academy by Jessica Burkhart, set at an equestrian boarding school, launches with The Showdown (July 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-293-8) and Sweet & Bitter Rivals (May 30, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66591-288-4), ages 9–13. New to Secret of the Storm by Beth McMullen is Land of Dragons (Mar. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8288-3), ages 9–13. The Thirteen Witches trilogy by Jodi Lynn Anderson comes to a close with The Palace of Dreams (Mar. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1649-9), ages 9–13. And Celia Cleary takes center stage in The Drama with Doomsdays by Scott Reintgen (May 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-360-8), ages 10–14.
A Bucket of Questions by Tim Fite (Mar. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-831-2) is a picture book of curious questions with quirky answers. Ages 4–8.
I Am a Great Friend! by Lauren Stohler (Apr. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-833-6). A baby capybara learns that the best way to make true friends is by being yourself. Ages 4–8.
I Am a Tornado by Drew Beckmeyer (May 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-674-5) An emotionally unaware tornado carves a path of destruction until it picks up a very empathetic cow. Ages 4–8.
Linus by Stuart Hausmann (Feb. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-030-0). Sweet, plucky Linus can’t quite seem to fit into the rigid confines of his strait-laced world—and maybe that’s okay. Ages 4–8.
The Loud Librarian by Jenna Beatrice, illus. by Erika Lynne Jones (Apr. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-054-5). A little librarian with a larger-than-life voice finds her niche. Ages 4–8.
Martina Has Too Many Tías by Emma Otheguy, illus. by Sara Palacios (June 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4536-9). A quiet girl overwhelmed by her rambunctious family finds a magical land of solitude only to discover what truly makes a home a home. Ages 4–8.
The Not-So-Brave Little Lion by David Walker (Mar. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4347-0) features a lovable lion who learns to be brave and that you’re never too small to make a difference. Ages 4–8.
Our Pool by Lucy Ruth Cummins (May 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9923-2). On a hot day, people come from all over the city to cool down at the community pool. Ages 4–8.
Plátanos Are Love by Alyssa Reynoso-Morris, illus. by Mariyah Rahman (Apr. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-273-1). A girl’s experiences in the kitchen with her abuela tell a story about the ways plantains shape Latinx culture, community, and family. Ages 4–8.
Ramen for Everyone by Patricia Tanumihardja, illus. by Shiho Pate (Mar. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-435-3). Hiro aspires to make a bowl of ramen as delicious as his father’s—and runs into some surprises on his first attempt. Ages 4–8.
Wonder Dogs! by Linda Ashman, illus. by Karen Obuhanych (Feb. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9453-4), is an ode to all that dogs do, from the extraordinary to the everyday. Ages 4–8.
Sparrow Being Sparrow by Gail Donovan, illus. by Elysia Case (July 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-669-1). An energetic fourth grader takes on the big job of finding new homes for her neighbor’s seven cats. Ages 7–10.
The Bellwoods Game by Celia Krampien (July 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-250-1). Sixth grader Bailie hopes to fix her outcast status through a game in the haunted woods, only to discover that some legends shouldn’t be played with. Ages 8–12.
The Enchanted Life of Valentina Mejía by Alexandra Alessandri (Feb. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-705-6). To save their father’s life, a brother and sister must journey across a land full of mythical creatures and find the most powerful and dangerous of them all: the madremonte. Ages 8–12.
Gossamer Summer by H.M. Bouwman (May 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-253-2). Four sisters find their summer vacation taking a magical turn when they stumble into the world of some unexpected fairies. Ages 8–12.
When Giants Burn by Beth Vrabel (June 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-862-6). Two unlikely friends fly off on an adventure they hope will set them free, before learning the value of what they left behind. Ages 8–12.
Wizkit: An Adventure Overdue by Tanya J. Scott (Apr. 4, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66590-082-9) introduces a magical cyclops, the sentient book it must return to the library, and the friends they make along the way. Ages 8–12.
Code Red by Joy McCullough (June 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9626-2). A high-achieving ex-gymnast joins the fight for period power and menstrual activism. Ages 8–18.
Misfit Mansion by Kay Davault (July 25, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66590-307-3) follows a monster girl who sneaks into a human town to find a family for herself and her mythical housemates, unraveling long-kept secrets along the way. Ages 8–18.
One True Wish by Lauren Kate (Apr. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-056-9). Three sixth-grade friends confront their deepest wishes when a wish-granting fairy crash-lands in the woods nearby. Ages 10–18.
A Season Most Unfair by J. Anderson Coats (June 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-235-8). A strong-minded girl in medieval times sets out to prove she’s just as good a candlemaker as any boy. Ages 10–18.
Time to Roll by Jamie Sumner (Apr. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-859-6). Ellie, who uses a wheelchair, enters a beauty pageant on her terms as she forms her own definition of beauty. Ages 10–18.
Daughters of Oduma by Moses Ose Utomi (Feb. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-813-8). Elite female fighters go toe-to-toe to keep their family together in this body-positive debut YA fantasy inspired by West African culture. Ages 12–18.
I Have Something to Tell You (young readers ed.) by Chasten Buttigieg (Apr. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-437-7). The husband of former Democratic presidential candidate and current Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg tells his story about growing up gay in a small Midwestern town. Ages 12–18.
Something Close to Magic by Emma Mills (June 13, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-66592-691-1). A baker’s apprentice’s careful life is upturned when she embarks on an adventure filled with magic, new friendships, and love with a hapless prince. Ages 12–18.
Spin by Rebecca Caprara (Mar. 28, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-619-7) delivers a feminist, sapphic retelling of the myth of Arachne in verse. Ages 12–18.
Wings in the Wild by Margarita Engle (Apr. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66592-636-2) focuses on the love story of two teens fighting for climate action and human rights. Ages 12–18.
Rana Joon and the One and Only Now by Shideh Etaat (July 25, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-762-9). In the San Fernando Valley in 1996, 18-year-old Rana wants to honor her deceased friend’s legacy by entering a rap contest. Ages 14–18.
Under This Forgetful Sky by Lauren Yero (July 18, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-379-9). This futuristic star-crossed love story follows two teens in a starkly unequal world struggling to find their place. Ages 14–18.
The Great Pet Heist by Emily Ecton, illus. by David Mottram, builds with The Great Vandal Scandal (Apr. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-905-0), ages 8–12.
In Every Life by Marla Frazee (Feb. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-248-8) celebrates the moments, feelings, and experiences, both big and small, that make up a life. Ages up to 8.
Shall We Dance? by Robin Page (Mar. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-605-9) explores how and why different animals move their bodies. Ages up to 8.
Our Dragon by Mem Fox, illus. by Linda Davick (May 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5333-3). What are two parents to do when their beloved little dragon keeps breathing fire all over the house? Ages 3–5.
Rain by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Lisa Congdon (Apr. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-6509-1), pays tribute to the beauty and magic of a rainy day. Ages 3–8.
Can You Hug a Forest? by Frances Gilbert, illus. by Amy Hevron (May 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-355-4), encourages mindfulness, gratitude, and love for the environment—and features illustrations painted on actual wood. Ages 4–8.
In Between by April Pulley Sayre (Mar. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8781-9) shines a light on nature’s relatable and awkward in-between moments. Ages 4–8.
Once Upon a Fairy Tale House: The True Story of Four Sisters and the Magic They Built by Mary Lyn Ray, illus. by Giselle Potter (May 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7982-0), tells the true story of four sisters who brought storybook houses from their childhood fairy tales to life in 1930s Southern California. Ages 4–8.
This Is the Planet Where I Live by K.L. Going, illus. by Debra Frasier (Mar. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6563-2), celebrates the connections between every inhabitant of Earth—from living creatures to the oceans and skies. Ages 4–8.
We Are Going to Be Pals! by Mark Teague (June 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-186-3). An egret and a rhinoceros navigate the ups and downs of their symbiotic relationship. Ages 4–8.
A Curious Mind and a Very Big Heart: The Story of Designer and Innovator Sara Little Turnbull by Aura Lewis (July 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-445-2) introduces the girl with a big heart and a bigger imagination who grew up to design items ranging from housewares to spacesuits to a new medical mask. Ages 5–8.
The Rosetown Books by Cynthia Rylant conclude with Rosetown Always (July 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-66593-994-2), ages 8–12.
Jungle Night by Sandra Boynton with Yo-Yo Ma (June 20, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66592-519-8). This bedtime book guides readers through the jungle to hear the distinctive, gentle snore of each animal and comes with two free audio downloads. Ages up to 5.
Penny & Pip by Candace Fleming, illus. by Eric Rohmann (June 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-331-7). A girl who finds a lost dinosaur baby roaming the halls of a museum is determined to give it a home. Ages 4–8.
Take a Chance by Sujean Rim (Apr. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9255-4). Bob, the anxious little red bird, learns that you can’t know if you like something until you try it. Ages 4–8.
Children of the Black Glass by Anthony Peckham (Mar. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-313-3). In an alternate past, Tell and his sister Wren must make a forbidden journey to a legendary city ruled by five sorcerers to obtain the medicine to cure their father. Ages 10–14.
Miles Morales Suspended: A Spider-Man Novel by Jason Reynolds, illus. by Zeke Peña (May 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-846-6), continues the adventures of the unassuming, everyday kid who just so happens to be Spider-Man. Ages 12–18.
Take by Jennifer Bradbury (Apr. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4169-9009-3). Two teens uncover a secret hidden in the Cascade Mountains that spans generations, stringing together family skeletons, lost stories, and a discovery of love and self. Ages 12–18.
Better Must Come by Desmond Hall (June 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6074-4). Deja unwittingly finds herself in possession of $500,000 in drug money; Gabriel has to find that money or his gang leader will make him pay for it with his life. Ages 14–18.
Borderless by Jennifer de Leon (Apr. 25, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-416-2). When gang violence grows deadly, Maya sets off on a perilous journey from Guatemala City to the U.S. border. Ages 14–18.
The Broke Hearts by Matt Mendez (July 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0448-9). Mexican American teens JD and Danny, still reeling from the death a year ago of their best friend by police gunfire, grapple with life-changing decisions and the kind of people they want to be, for Juan. Ages 14–18.
Apple vs. Pumpkin: The Battle for the Best Fall Treat Is On! by Jeffrey Burton, illus. by Lydia Jean (July 18, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66593-632-3). It’s time to decide just who will be the ultimate favorite character of the season. Ages up to 3.
I Love You, Little Shark by Jeffrey Burton, illus. by Anna Hurley (May 2, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66593-784-9), introduces underwater creatures while celebrating a parent’s love and features a plush shark fin at the top of the book. Ages up to 3.
I’m Your Ice Cream Truck by Hannah Eliot, illus. by Belinda Chen (May 9, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66593-298-1). Readers can follow the ice cream truck on its route of stops. Ages up to 3.
My Love for You by Lisa Varchol Perron, illus. by Sheryl Murray (May 2, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66592-807-6), reassures a child that although all things change or come to an end, a parent’s love lasts forever. Ages up to 3.
O Is for Ossicone: A Surprising Animal Alphabet by Hannah Eliot, illus. by Sarah Papworth (June 27, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66593-750-4). This novelty ABC book features surprising vocabulary about animals. Ages up to 3.
Peek-a-Boo Haiku: A Lift-the-Flap Book by Danna Smith, illus. by Teagan White (Feb. 21, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66592-646-1), presents haikus about hidden woodland animals. Ages up to 3.
She Is Mama by MacKenzie Porter, illus. by Heather Brockman Lee (Mar. 14, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66592-698-0). A mother can be many things—from a captain of adventures to a quiet supporter—but above all else, she will always be Mama. Ages up to 3.
We Are Earthlings by Rachel Qiuqi (Mar. 7, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66592-240-1) shows us that Earthlings come in all shapes and sizes and we must all take care of this place we we call home. Ages up to 3.
Being Brave by Cindy Jin, illus. by Ashley Dugan (June 27, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66593-339-1), spotlights the small and important choices we make to grow and be brave every day. Ages 1–5.
Big Kids No Everything by Wednesday Kirwan (Apr. 4, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66593-241-7) explores the important meaning behind every kid’s favorite two-letter word: no. Ages 1–5.
Happy Halloweenie by Katie Vernon (July 18, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66593-060-4). A loveable hotdog named Weenie gets dressed up for Halloween. Ages 1–5.
Lake Life with You by Cindy Jin, illus. by Andrés Landazábal (May 2, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66593-514-2), celebrates the best things about enjoying lake life with the ones you love. Ages 1–5.
The Wheels on the Costume by Cindy Jin, illus. by Lauren Lowen (July 18, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66593-779-5). This wheelchair-themed novelty board book with moving wheels showcases creative costumes to the tune of “The Wheels on the Bus.” Ages 1–5.
Big Stuff Dozer, Excavator, Mixer & More! by Joan Holub, illus. by the Little Friends of Printmaking (Apr. 25, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66591-789-6). Readers join the construction crew and learn how big vehicles work and about the inventors behind them. Ages 3–5.
Guardians of Horsa by Roan Black, illus. by Glass House Graphics, trots along with Marked for Magic (May 9, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66594-044-3) and The Naysayers (Mar. 21, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66593-159-5), ages 5–9. And Isla of Adventure by Dela Costa, illus. by Ana Sebastián, adds Deep in the Rain Forest (May 9, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66593-171-7), ages 5–9.
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Día de Muertos: A Papel Picado Lift-the-Flap Book by Dori Elys, illus. by Alicia Más (July 18, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66593-942-3), ages up to 3.
A Stone Is a Story by Leslie Barnard Booth, illus. by Marc Martin (June 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9694-1), follows a stone’s journey through time as it faces ice, water, wind, and scorching heat. Ages 4–8.
How to Catch a Polar Bear by Stacy Dekeyser (June 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66592-561-7). Nick’s summer becomes way more exciting when a polar bear escapes from the local zoo. Ages 8–12.
The Kingdom Over the Sea by Zohra Nabi (June 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66593-108-3). A girl raised in England must travel to a mystical land of sorceresses, alchemists, jinn, and flying carpets to discover her heritage and fulfill her destiny. Ages 8–12.
Monster Camp by Sarah Henning (May 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66593-005-5). Sylvie finds herself in the performance of her life after realizing what she thought was a monster LARPing summer camp is full of real monsters. Ages 8–12.
Delicious Monsters by Liselle Sambury (Feb. 28, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-349-3) centers on two teen girls—on parallel timelines 10 years apart— who investigate the mysterious past of a Toronto mansion. Ages 14–18.
A Door in the Dark by Scott Reintgen (Mar. 28, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-868-8). When a malfunctioning spell leaves six teenage wizards stranded in the wilderness, they’ll have to fight for their lives to make it home. Ages 14–18.
Spell Bound by F.T. Lukens (Apr. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-622-6). Two rival apprentice sorcerers team up to save their teachers and protect their own magic. Ages 14–18.
Cranky Chicken by Katherine Battersby clucks along with Crankosaurus (May 23, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-455-0), ages 6–9. Squirlish by Ellen Potter gains The Girl in the Tree (June 13, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66592-674-4), ages 6–9. Onyeka is back for Onyeka and the Rise of the Rebels by Tolá Okogwu (May 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-264-8), ages 8–12. The Bones of Ruin Trilogy by Sarah Raughley greets The Song of Wrath (Apr. 18, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5359-3), ages 12–18. The Gods-Touched Duology by Caitlin Sangster wraps up with He Who Breaks the Earth (Apr. 11, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6614-2), ages 12–18. The House of the Dead Duology by Nicki Pau Preto, about a failed ghost-fighting warrior trying to redeem herself, launches with Bonesmith (July 25, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-059-0), ages 14–18.
Stella and the Mystery of the Missing Tooth by Clothilde Ewing, illus. by Lynn Gaines (Mar. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8787-1). When her friend Owen loses a tooth, Stella goes on the hunt to figure out who stole it—and why. Ages 4–8.
Infested: An MTV Fear Novel by Angel Luis Colón (July 25, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-66592-841-0). This horror series launch centers on a Puerto Rican teen’s battle with a malevolent spirit targeting his apartment building, and the horrors of gentrification. Ages 14–18.
The Masjid Kamal Loves by Ashley Franklin, illus. by Aaliya Jaleel (June 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9983-6). A boy celebrates all the reasons he loves going to his local masjid for Jumu’ah prayer. Ages 4–8.
The Together Tree by Aisha Saeed, illus. by LeUyen Pham (May 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6296-0), explores the power that every bystander—no matter how small—has to extend kindness and stand up in the face of intolerance. Ages 4–8.
Zara’s Rules by Hena Khan, illus. by Wastana Haikal, issues Zara’s Rules for Living Your Best Life (Mar. 21, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-9764-1), ages 7–10.
CoComelon tie-ins include Good Night, JJ by Maria Le (May 2, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66593-344-5), ages up to 5; CoComelon 123s by Patty Michaels (May 2, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66593-359-9), ages 1–4; and JJ Goes to the Potty by Tina Gallo (May 2, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66593-542-5), ages 3–5. Ready-to-Read Ready-to-Go! titles are CoComelon: I Like School! by Maggie Testa (May 2, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66593-139-7), ages 3–5. Ready-to-Read Pre-Level 1 ramps up with Critter-CAM: Kitty-CAM (June 27, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66592-731-4) and Critter-CAM: Shark-CAM (June 27, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66592-734-5) by Margie Palatini, illus. by Dan Yaccarino, and Nat the Cat: Nat the Cat Takes a Bath by Jarrett Lerner (May 2, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66591-893-0), ages 3–5. Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood welcomes Let’s Play Hide-And-Seek!, adapted by Maria Le, illus. by Jason Fruchter (May 2, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66593-355-1), ages up to 5; and Daniel Learns to Swim by Alexandra Cassel Schwartz, illus. by Jason Fruchter (May 2, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66593-326-1), ages 3–7. Ryan’s World by Ryan Kaji rolls out Wild About Sharks! (May 2, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66593-496-1), ages 3–7.
Joining Ready-to-Read Graphics Level 1 are Chi-Chi and Pey-Pey: School Day Drama by Jennifer Fosberry, illus. by Shiho Pate (June 27, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66593-188-5), ages 4–6. The latest Ready-to-Read Level 1 titles are Mike Delivers: Hardware Helper! by Dana Regan, illus. by Berta Maluenda (July 4, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8912-7), Our Universe: The Night Sky by Marion Dane Bauer, illus. by John Wallace (June 27, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66593-148-9), and Rex & Oslo: Oslo Learns to Swim by Doug Cushman (May 2, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66592-647-8), ages 4–6. Peanuts presents To Mom and Dad with Love by Charles M. Schulz, adapted by Patty Michaels (Mar. 14, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66592-689-8) ages 4–6; Adventures with Linus and Friends! Peanuts Graphic Novels (Mar. 7, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66592-705-5) by Schulz, illus. by various artists, and Batter Up, Charlie Brown! Peanuts Graphic Novels by Schulz, illus. by Robert Pope (May 2, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66593-352-0), ages 8–12.
Angelina Ballerina twirls into the season with Angelina Ballerina’s Ballet Tour (May 2, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66593-590-6) and Best Big Sister Ever! (May 2, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66593-593-7) by Katharine Holabird, illus. by Helen Craig, ages 4–8. Ready-to-Read Level 2 gains Flashback: Flashback to the... Awesome ’80s! (May 2, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66593-346-9) and Flashback: Flashback to the... Fly ’90s! (May 2, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66593-349-0) by Patty Michaels, illus. by Sarah Rebar; and Super Gross: Into the Deep! by Maria Le, illus. by Alison Hawkins (May 2, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-
1-66593-356-8), ages 5–7. Ready-to-Read Graphics Level 2 takes on There Might Be a Kazoo Emergency by Heidi E.Y. Stemple, illus. by Selom Sunu (May 2, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66592-003-2) Styx and Scones: Styx and Scones in the Sticky Wand by Jay Cooper (June 27, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66593-536-4), ages 5–7.
New Ready-to-Read Level 3 titles are You Should Meet: Squad Goals: The Unstoppable Women of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team by Laurie Calkhoven, illus. by Monique Dong (May 2, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66593-341-4), ages 6–8. Middle School and Other Disasters by Wanda Coven, illus. by Anna Abramskaya, greets Worst Broom-
mate Ever! (May 30, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-66592-528-0), ages 8–12. And Star Trek: Prodigy by Cassandra Rose Clarke sails along with Escape Route (May 2, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66592-120-6), ages 8–12.
All Kinds of Special by Tammi Sauer, illus. by Fernando Martin (May 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9603-3), follows a girl’s journey to make her new house a home and bring her neighborhood together, one mango at a time. Ages 4–8.
Bitsy Bat, School Star by Kaz Windness (June 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-505-3). A little bat struggles to fit in only to learn to celebrate differences in this tale about starting school, told from an autistic perspective. Ages 4–8.
Bravo, Little Bird! by Annie Silvestro, illus. by Ramona Kaulitzki (Feb. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-692-0), spotlights a special friendship between an old man, his grandson, and a little bird—and the music that continues to connect them even after the old man is gone. Ages 4–8.
The Day the River Caught Fire: How the Cuyahoga River Exploded and Ignited the Earth Day Movement by Barry Wittenstein, illus. by Jessie Hartland (Mar. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8083-4), tells the true story of how a 1969 fire in one of the most polluted rivers in America sparked the national Earth Day movement. Ages 4–8.
The Dreams We Made by Lisa Bentley (May 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-765-0). A girl grieving the death of her father discovers that she can take the loved ones she’s lost with her on all her future journeys. Ages 4–8.
Ethan and the Strays by John Sullivan, illus. by Hatem Aly (May 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7132-0), features a boy who finds joy in rescuing and caring for a stray cat. Ages 4–8.
Gilly’s Monster Trap by Cyndi Marko (Apr. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-755-2). Gilly and her goldfish sidekick, Finnegan, set out to trap a monster and instead wind up making a new friend. Ages 4–8.
Good Morning, Good Night by Anita Lobel (Feb. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6594-7) tells the story of a day in the city seen through a child’s eyes and introduces the concept of opposites. Ages 4–8.
How to Make a Memory by Elaine Vickers, illus. by Ana Aranda (May 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9441-1), focuses on the joy and importance of making memories and cherishing life’s special moments. Ages 4–8.
Love Makes a Garden Grow by Taeeun Yoo (Mar. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4286-3). A girl grows closer to her grandfather by tending the garden with him. Ages 4–8.
On the Night Before Kindergarten by Rosemary Wells (June 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66592-489-4). Milo thinks he is ready for kindergarten, until the night before when his dreams are filled with worry, wondering what it will be like. Ages 4–8.
Our Blue Planet by Leisa Stewart-Sharpe, illus. by Emily Dove, foreword by Sir David Attenborough (May 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-66592-802-1). This companion to the BBC series introduces young readers to the wonder that abounds in the depths of the oceans. Ages 4–8.
Palace of Books by Patricia Polacco (Mar. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5131-5). Polacco shares the story of how a very special librarian and town library made her life happier after moving to a new state in elementary school. Ages 4–8.
You Go First by Ariel Bernstein, illus. by Marc Rosenthal (June 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-151-1). Cat learns that being a good friend means trying new things and putting others first. Ages 4–8.
Hope’s Path to Glory: The Story of a Family’s Journey on the Overland Trail by Jerdine Nolen (Feb. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66592-471-9) follows an enslaved girl’s journey on the Overland Trail to California during the Gold Rush, and how she took the chance to fight for freedom. Ages 8–12.
Coco and Bear are back in Find Your Brave by Apryl Stott (Feb. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9911-9), ages 4–8. The Library Fish swims along in The Library Fish Learns to Read by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Gladys Jose (Feb. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7707-0), ages 4–8. A Baxter Family Children Story by Karen Kingsbury and Tyler Russell offers Being Baxters (Feb. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-805-4), ages 8–12. And Jeter Publishing by Derek Jeter is back in the swing with Walk-Off (Apr. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66593-121-2), ages 8–12.
City Beet by Tziporah Cohen, illus. by Udayana Lugo (Mar. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1271-1). Victoria and her neighbor grow a beet in their city garden for a community potluck, but it turns into the biggest beet ever and won’t budge from its garden home. Ages 4–8.
Every Little Seed by Cynthia Schumerth, illus. by Elisa Paganelli (Mar. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1269-8), presents an intergenerational story about a family that works together to bring their backyard garden to full bloom. Ages 4–8.
Gertie, the Darling Duck of WWII by Shari Swanson, illus. by Renée Graef (Mar. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1171-4), tells the true story of a duck who makes a nest and lays her eggs on a tall post in the Milwaukee River during World War II. Ages 4–8.
Hush-a-Bye Night: Goodnight Lake Superior by Thelma Lynne Godin, illus. by Katie Eberts (Mar. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1174-5). As the sun sets on Lake Superior, all kinds of creatures begin their nighttime routines. Ages 4–8.
If You Wake a Skunk by Carol Doeringer, illus. by Florence Weiser (Apr. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1172-1). Two young campers exploring the woods are surprised to stumble upon a sleeping skunk. Ages 4–8.
Make More S’mores by Cathy Ballou Mealey, illus. by Ariel Landy (Mar. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1176-9). Roscoe the racoon is fired up to make s’mores around his campfire, but friends keep arriving wanting s’mores of their own. Ages 4–8.
A Pigeon in Paris: Petite Takes Flight by Paige Howard, illus. by Joanie Stone (Apr. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1182-0). Mother pigeon has declared that her babies are ready to fly, but Petite is too afraid to try. Ages 4–8.
Toby Tootles by Stephanie Gibeault, illus. by Mary Sullivan (Mar. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1179-0). Toby is having the best birthday ever until an unintended toot draws unwelcome teasing from his friends. Ages 4–8.
Travel Guide for Monsters Part Deux: Canada by Lori Degman and Jocelyn Watkinson, illus. by Marcus Cutler (Apr. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1187-5), takes readers on a journey through Canada’s best landmarks and traditions. Ages 4–8.
Pew! The Stinky and Legen-Dairy Gift from Colonel Thomas S. Meacham by Cathy Stefanec Ogren, illus. by Lesley Breen (Mar. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1193-6). In 1835, Colonel Thomas S. Meacham of upstate New York gifts the president of the United States with a colossal—and smelly—wheel of cheese. Ages 6–10.
The Amazon by Roland Smith (Apr. 15, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-5341-1194-3) begins a series about Ring and Asia Wilde, who accompany their scientist parents on adventures around the world to save endangered species. Ages 9–12.
Say Hello! Baby Animals launches with Hello Baby Penguin! (Mar. 15, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5341-1283-4) and Hello Baby Sloth! (Mar. 15, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5341-1285-8), ages up to 3. And Own Voices, Own Stories builds with A-Train Allen by Lesley Younge, illus. by Lonnie Ollivierre (Mar. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1183-7), and Happy with My Nappy by Gina Lewis, illus. by Lhaiza Morena (Apr. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1192-9), ages 4–8.
Rainbow Letters: A Book for Rainbow Babies by Ceece Kelley, illus. by Marina Halak (Mar. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-953859-60-0). A guardian angel sibling sews a well-wishing message into the hospital swaddle of their family’s newborn rainbow baby—a child born after pregnancy or infant loss. Ages up to 4.
Big Kids Don’t Get Butterflies by Kelley, illus. by Sawyer Cloud (May 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-953859-51-8). Buddy marks his growth and age by the new carnival rides that he qualifies for each year. Ages 5–9.
The Love of the Moonlight by Sarah Buckner, illus. by Paula Ortiz (Mar. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-953859-59-4). On a sleepless night, while gazing up at the skies, a child realizes that the world would be a better place if we acted with empathy and understanding. Ages 5–9.
My Brain Is Magic: A Sensory-Seeking Celebration by Prasha Sooful, illus. by Geeta Ladi (Apr. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-953859-61-7). A child with sensory processing disorder relates their daily sensory-seeking actions to the behaviors of their favorite animals. Ages 5–9.
Ride or Die by Gail-Agnes Musikavanhu (June 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64129-420-1). Teen Loli Crawford meets a boy, referred to as X, at a party, and the pair begins an anonymous correspondence, entering into a series of escalating dares that send Loli’s life spinning out of control. Ages 14–18.
The Mystery of the Radcliffe Riddle by Taryn Souders (July 11, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72827-141-5). Grady and his father inherit the town oddball’s old tapestry and discover it is a highly coveted treasure map. Ages 8–12.
A Breath of Mischief by Marcykate Connolly, illus. by Yuta Onoda (Apr. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-72825-686-3). Aria, the apprentice of the Wind, must team up with her gryphon in a quest to find the missing Wind. Ages 8–13.
The Town with No Mirrors by Christina Collins (Feb. 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-5535-0). In a modern-day utopian community where mirrors, photos, and even words like beautiful and ugly are forbidden, a girl who has never seen her own face harbors a curiosity about the outside world. Ages 9–12.
Global: One Fragile World. An Epic Fight for Survival. by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin, illus. by Giovanni Rigano (Apr. 11, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72826-219-2). This graphic novel depicts the consequences of climate change through the lives and struggles of Sami and Yuki, two young people who live on different continents but fight the same fight against rising temperatures. Ages 10–14.
The Girl Who Heard the Music: How One Pianist and 85,000 Bottles and Cans Brought New Hope to an Island by Marni Fogelson, illus. by Marta Álvarez Miguéns (Apr. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-72826-231-4), offers the true story of award-winning pianist and environmental activist Mahani Teave and the beloved island she is helping to save. Ages 4–7.
Butt or Face? by Kari Lavelle (July 11, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-72827-117-0) prompts the reader to guess if a close-up features an animal’s butt or face. Ages 4–8.
The Glow Show: A Picture Book About Knowing When to Share the Spotlight by Susi Schaefer (May 2, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-72826-134-8). A bioluminescent squid named Glow learns that friends are more important than fans. Ages 4–8.
Sugar Pie Lullaby: The Soul of Motown in a Song of Love by Carole Boston Weatherford, illus. by Sawyer Cloud (Feb. 7, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-72824-252-1), celebrates the love between parent and child and honors the legacy of Motown lyrics. Ages 4–8.
We Also Served: True Stories of Brave Animals in the Military and Other Heroic Tales by Erin McGill (July 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-72827-111-8) delivers stories of animals who served in the military. Ages 4–8.
100 expands with 100 Immigrants Who Shaped American History by Joanne Mattern (Feb. 7, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72826-074-7). ages 9–12.
We Don’t Swim Here by Vincent Tirado (May 2, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72828-010-3). Highschooler Bronwyn moves to a creepy town that doesn’t allow anyone to swim and discovers the horrific secret behind the ban. Ages 12–18.
The Broken Hearts Club by Susan Bishop Crispell (June 6, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72824-717-5). Imogen, the perpetually single daughter of a magical matchmaker, finally meets the boy with whom she’s had a year-long pretend relationship. Ages 13–18.
Missing Dead Girls by Sara Walters (Feb. 28, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72823-413-7). When Tillie and her mother relocate to Willow Creek for her senior year, Tillie befriends cool girl Madison—and soon becomes a suspect in Madison’s death. Ages 14–17.
The Chaperone by M. Hendrix (June 6, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72826-000-6). In New America, Stella’s chaperone dies and her new one exposes her to dangerous ideas outside her strict society. Ages 14–18.
Four Found Dead by Natalie D. Richards (May 2, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72821-581-5). Jo and her friends are working their last night at a shuttering movie theater when they get locked inside with a killer. Ages 14–18.
The Shadow Sister by Lily Meade (June 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-72826-447-9) follows the intertwined stories of two sisters after one disappears—then returns, changed in ways that trauma alone can’t explain Ages 14–18.
Tell Me What Really Happened by Chelsea Sedoti (Apr. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-7305-7). In this story told through police interrogations, four teenage suspects try to explain what happened during the camping trip when their friend went missing. Ages 14–18.
This Delicious Death by Kayla Cottingham (Apr. 25, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72823-644-5). When four best friends with a hunger for human flesh attend a music festival in the desert, they discover a murderous plot to expose and vilify them. Ages 14–18.
What Happens After Midnight by K.L. Walther (July 11, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72826-313-7). Lily decides to shed her goody two-shoes persona and participate in an epic senior prank before boarding school graduation. Ages 14–18.
You Won’t Believe Me by Cyn Balog (June 27, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72826-556-8). Willow wakes up restrained in a cabin with only an old woman as a companion and can’t remember how she got there or why she’s being held hostage. Ages 14–18.
The Warning by Kristy Acevedo (June 6, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72826-839-2). In this series kickoff, Alexandra is faced with a horrific decision when holograms appear to warn all humans that the end of the world is coming, and they will only be spared if they step through a pair of mysterious doors in the sky. Ages 14–18.
Mermaid Day by Diana Murray, illus. by Luke Flowers (July 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-72827-132-3). The mer-queen’s Mermaid Day party is almost ruined when a shark arrives. Ages 4–6.
When Daddy Tucks Me in by Sacha Cotter, illus. by Josh Morgan (May 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-72825-796-9). A father tells his daughter imaginative bedtime stories about all the different places his keys unlock. Ages 4–7.
Cooler Than Lemonade: A Story About Great Ideas and How They Happen by Harshita Jerath (Mar. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-72825-429-6). When her lemonade stand faces stiff competition, Eva decides to sell an Indian dessert, kulfi, instead. Ages 4–8.
We Waited for You: Now We’re a Family by Cindy Chupack, illus. by Emily Hamilton (July 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-7896-0), celebrates the moment a child and parent form a family. Ages 4–8.
You Need to Chill! by Juno Dawson, illus. by Laura Hughes (May 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-72827-552-9). A sister explains to her curious classmates that her brother has not disappeared—her brother is now her sister. Ages 4–8.
A Squirrel & Bird Book by Alice Hemming, illus. by Nicola Slater, adds Don’t Touch That Flower (Mar. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-72827-136-1), ages 4–8.
ABC God Loves Me by Rose Rossner, illus. by Anna Kubaszewska (Feb. 7, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-72826-080-8), introduces kids to faith and celebrates the blessing of God’s love for each and every child. Ages 2–4.
God Is Kind by Jamie Calloway-Hanauer, illus. by Patrick Brooks (July 4, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-72827-262-7), teaches kids about friendship and acts of kindness big and small. Ages 2–5.
Punderland by Rose Rossner, illus. by Emily Emerson, picks up You’re So Bright (June 6, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-72826-220-8), ages up to 3. Slide and Smile by Natalie Marshall issues You Are My Sunshine (Mar. 1, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-72827-317-4), ages up to 3. How to Catch grows with My First How to Catch the Big Bad Wolf by Alice Walstead, illus. by Joel and Ashley Selby (Mar. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-72826-149-2), ages 2–4; and How to Catch a Daddysaurus (Apr. 4, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-72826-618-3) and How to Catch a Garden Fairy: A Springtime Adventure (Mar. 28, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-72826-320-5) by Walstead, illus. by Andy Elkerton, ages 4–8. Joining My First Day is My First Day of Kindergarten by Louise Martin, illus. by Joanne Partis (June 6, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-72826-522-3), ages 4–7. And Why We Need by Gregory E. Lang continues with Why We Need Teachers (May 2, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-72826-051-8), ages 4–8.
High-Contrast Books offers Booook!, illus. by Jannie Ho (July 4, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-72827-944-2), ages up to 2. And Terra Babies at Home builds with My First Book of House Pets, illus. by Åsa Gilland (June 23, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-955834-46-9), ages up to 4.
123 Who Comes Next? by Amy Matsushita-Beal (May 2, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-59572-954-5). Creatures great and small—and even a carrot—all come together to help young readers learn to count to 10. Ages 2–4.
The Hole Story by Kelly Canby (Apr. 25, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-939-2; $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-59572-940-8). Charlie tries to find a new owner for the hole he has found and picked up, and a small animal may know exactly what to do with it. Ages 4–8.
Arletis, Abuelo, and the Message in a Bottle by Lea Aschkenas, illus. by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu (Mar. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-969-9; $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-59572-970-5). Two strangers connect through a message in a bottle, and their communication inspires a visit that forges a lasting friendship. Ages 5–9.
Adventures of the Sizzling Six by Claire Datnow, illus. by Ruth Palmer, greets Operation Terrapin Rescue (June 15, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-59572-882-1), ages 9–12.
123 Who Comes Next? (Haitian Creole/English ed.) (May 2, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-59572-956-9 and 123 Who Comes Next? (Spanish/English ed.) (May 2, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-59572-955-2) by Amy Matsushita-Beal, ages 2–4.
Title in Spanish
Arletis, abuelo y el mensaje en la botella (Arletis, Abuelo, and the Message in a Bottle) by Lea Aschkenas, illus. by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu (Mar. 30, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-59572-971-2), ages 5–9.
Busy Feet by Marcia Berneger, illus. by Susanna Chapman (Feb. 14, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-951784-10-2), follows busy little feet as they move and groove through playtime, bath time, and more. Ages 3-7.
Not a Book About Bunnies by Amanda Henke, illus. by Anna Daviscourt (Feb. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-951784-09-6). Porcupine bemoans a plethora of bunny books and longs to have just this one book to herself. Ages 3-7.
The Way We Say Hello by Andrea Denish, illus. by Bluebean (Feb. 7, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-951784-24-9). A child searches for the best way to welcome a new sibling, exploring different languages and greetings from around the world. Ages 3-7.
Starry Forest/Little Hero
Little Languages by Mikala Carpenter, illus. by Gemma Román, greets English-Spanish titles Colors/Colores (June 27, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-946000-48-4) and Places/Lugares (June 27, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-946000-50-7), ages up to 3.
God’s Earth Is Something to Fight For by Amy Houts, illus. by Kris Smolskaya (May 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-147-6), is a Christian faith-based picture book about why human beings are responsible for fighting climate change and how kids can help. Ages 4–8.
Scientists of Faith by Christy Monson (June 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-151-3) introduces 25 brilliant men and women from different countries, time periods, and scientific disciplines who all share one thing in common: an unshakeable faith in God. Ages 7–10.
Sword and Silk
The Gravity of Lies by Dorothy Deene (June 13, $16.99 paper, ISBN 979-89-86599-86-1). When 16-year-old Skye lands a spot on a reality show in Hollywood, her dream of finding her father and being rescued from abject poverty and her mother’s dysfunction grows closer to coming true. Ages 14–18.
A Realm of Ash and Shadow by Lara Buckheit (July 11, $16.99 paper, ISBN 979-89-86599-84-7). After 18 years in exile, Princess Valeria Breault is forced to return to Empyrean only to discover that her place as heir to the throne is in jeopardy. Ages 16–18.
There’s a Monster in the Kitchen! by Patricia Strauch, trans. by Kit Maude, illus. by Natalia Aguerre (May 16, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-73478-396-4). After Matias finds a monster in the kitchen, he discovers that his mother sees it to, but her perception of it differs from his. Ages 5–8.
Disagreement by Nani Brunini (July 11, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-73478-397-1). This wordless story reveals the dangers of polarizing opinions and people’s lack of effort to compromise or reach common ground. Ages 8–12.
Bailey Finch Takes a Stand by Ingrid Laguna (Feb. 14, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-922330-99-4). After her dog is hurt playing in a creek, Bailey decides to take action and help clean up the local waterways. Ages 8–12.
Sugar by Carly Nugent (June 13, $13.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-922330-74-1). A teen diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes the same week her father died tries to make sense of these life-changing events. Ages 12–18.
Thames & Hudson
The Pebble by Marius Marcinkevicius, trans. by Jura Avizienis, illus. by Inga Dagile (May 23, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65326-5) relays the story of a Jewish boy growing up in the ghetto amid the horrors of WWII. Ages 5–8.
Mona Lisa and the Others by Alice Harman, illus. by Quentin Blake (June 13, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65274-9). Published in association with the Louvre, this introduction to the museum’s masterpieces is told from the perspectives of the artwork. Ages 6–8.
Glow: The Wild Wonders of Bioluminescence by Jennifer N.R. Smith (June 13, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65320-3). Launching a series about natural phenomena, this book examines creatures that glow in the dark. Ages 7–10.
Around Antarctica: Exploring the Frozen South by Tania Medvedeva, illus. by Maria Vyshinskaya (Feb. 14, $27.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65313-5). This foldout book follows a journalist as he explores Antarctica, learning all about the ice-
covered land mass and the people who work there. Ages 8–12.
The Art and Life of Hilma af Klint by Ylva Hillström, illus. by Karin Eklund (Feb. 14, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65317-3), offers a profile of Hilma af Klint, the groundbreaking modern abstract painter. Ages 8–12.
How to Be Your Dog’s Best Friend by Elena Bulay (July 11, $21.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65329-6) combines the story of Bulay’s own rescue dog and information about canine breeds and caring for a pet dog. Ages 9–12.
Let’s Fill This World with Kindness: True Tales of Goodwill in Action by Alexandra Stewart, illus. by Jake Alexander (June 13, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65310-4), compiles 25 stories about individuals whose heroic acts of kindness changed the world for the better. Ages 9–12.
1001... continues with 1001 Birds by Joanna Rzezak (May 23, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65324-1), ages 3–5. If I Had... picks up If I Had a Crocodile by Gabby Dawnay, illus. by Alex Barrow (May 16, $15.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65305-0), ages3–5. The Big Book series presents The Big Book of Nature Art by Yuval Zommer (June 20, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65293-0), ages 4–7. And Braniac adds The Brainiac’s Book of Robots and AI by Paul Virr, illus. by Harriet Russell (May 16, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65286-2), ages 7–10.
Robin and Her Misfits by Kelly Ann Jacobson (Apr. 25, $14 paper, ISBN 978-1-953103-31-4). In this spin on the Robin Hood legend, an outlaw gang of queer female bikers and bandits help needy queer girls. Ages 14–18.
Secret Rules to Being a Rockstar by Jessamyn Violet (Apr. 18, $14 paper, ISBN 978-1-953103-29-1). This debut LGBTQ novel centers on a musician trying to make her dreams come true in 1990s Hollywood. Ages 14–18.
123 Sleepy Me: A Textured Touch Counting Book by Sophie Aggett, illus. by Gareth Lucas (Feb. 7, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-691-6). Featuring numbers with molded plastic textures, this follow-up to 123 Fish in the Sea shows small creatures getting ready for bed. Ages 2–5.
Dinosaur Bus: A Shaped Countdown Book by Helen Hughes, illus. by Mel Matthews (Mar. 14, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66435-067-0). This bus-shaped companion to Animal Bus invites kids to count down from 1 to 5 and discover where dinos are going. Ages 2–5.
Hope Is a Rainbow by Danielle McLean, illus. by Vicki Gausden (Mar. 21, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66435-062-5). This book with a padded rainbow contains reassuring text about hope and happiness. Ages 2–5.
Slide and See First Words: Things That Go by Helen Hughes, illus. by Liza Lewis (Mar. 14, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66435-066-3), offers an interactive introduction to vehicles that travel on the road, in the sky, and in the water. Ages 2–5.
Does This Poo Belong to You? by Danielle McLean, illus. by Anna Süßbauer (Mar. 7, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66435-068-7). Several animals explain why some mysterious poop isn’t theirs. Ages 3–5.
All Your Tomorrows by Harriet Evans, illus. by Heidi Griffiths (Feb. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66430-013-2). A parent makes well wishes for a new baby and all of the possibilities that lie ahead. Ages 3–7.
Can You Share, Little Whale? by Jonny Lambert (June 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66430-020-0). Interacting with other sea characters, a whale learns that there is plenty to go around when we all share. Ages 3–7.
Dear Earth by Isabel Otter, illus. by Clara Anganuzzi (Feb. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66430-014-9). Tessa, who believes that if we all work together we can keep Earth beautiful, writes a love letter to our planet. Ages 3–7.
High Top: The Sneaker That Just Can’t Stop! by Tom Lacey (Feb. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66430-016-3). When an enthusiastic sneaker’s zest for life threatens his friendships, will he slow down and think of others? Ages 3–7.
A Kiss for When You Miss Me: A Heartwarming Book About Calming First Day of School Nerves by Poppy Bishop, illus. by Caroline Pedler (Apr. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-287-1), emphasizes that a parent-child love is always shared between them, even when they’re apart. Ages 3–7.
Mole’s Quiet Place by Jane Chapman (May 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66430-019-4). This sequel to Good-bye, Bear is a tale about friendship, valuing each other’s needs, and finding solace in solitude. Ages 3–7.
Wake Up, Trucks! by Jodie Parachini, illus. by Teresa Bellon (Mar. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66430-023-1). Construction vehicles begin the day, eager to perform their various tasks on the job site. Ages 3–7.
We’re Going to School by Tammi Salzano, illus. by Morena Forza (Apr. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66430-021-7). Children from diverse backgrounds enjoy their first day of kindergarten in this debut title in a series exploring childhood experiences. Ages 3–7.
The Forgotten Creation (Stitch Head) by Guy Bass, illus. by Pete Williamson (Apr. 4, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66434-062-6). In this series launch, a creature made by a mad professor has a wild adventure when he meets an evil entertainer. Ages 7–10.
My First Lift and Look issues 100 First Words by Hettie Cox (Feb. 14, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66435-065-6), ages up to 3. Little Peekaboos by Sophie Aggett debuts with Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Toes (Apr. 4, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66435-060-1) and Good Night, Sleep Tight (Apr. 4, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66435-061-8), ages 2–5. One Little starts up with One Little Egg: Exploring Nature for Curious Kids (Feb. 21, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66435-055-7) and One Little Seed: Exploring Nature for Curious Kids (Feb. 21, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66435-056-4) by Becky Davies, illus. by Charlotte Pepper, ages 2–5. 10 Things I Love About gains 10 Things I Love About School by Samantha Sweeney, illus. by John Joseph (Apr. 4, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-293-2), ages 3–7. Tinysaurs return in The Tinysaurs Go to School by Patricia Hegarty, illus. by Dean Gray (Apr. 4, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-289-5), ages 3–7. And The Tiger Who Came for Dinner by Steve Smallman, illus. by Joëlle Dreidemy (Mar. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66430-022-4), joins The... Who Came for Dinner series, ages 4–7.
Meet Frank by Mavis Lui (Feb. 7, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-958394-00-7). A curious alien befriends three earthlings who all have different skin colors in this celebration of our unique qualities. Ages 3–5.
Enough Is by Jessica Whipple, illus. by Nicole Wong (Mar. 7, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-932-0). In this story inspired by the question, “How much is enough?,” a child learns the difference between wanting and needing and the value of being satisfied with what she has. Ages 6–8.
In a Patch of Grass by Fran Hodgkins, illus. by Dan Tavis (Mar. 14, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-463-9), follows the mishaps of a cast of insect characters as they film a nature documentary. Ages 6–8.
Light Speaks by Christine Layton, illus. by Luciana Navarro Powell (Apr. 4, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-924-5). Children observe various aspects and messages of light in this story exploring the natural history of light. Ages 6–8.
Guardian of Fukushima by Fabien Grolleau, illus. by Ewen Blain (Feb. 28, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4278-7136-7), recounts the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, which triggered a tsunami that destroyed the core reactors of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant and claimed almost 20,000 lives. Ages 12–18.
At 30, I Realized I Had No Gender: Life Lessons from a 50-Year-Old After Two Decades of Self-Discovery by Shou Arai (June 13, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4278-7345-3). This auto-
biographical manga explores Japanese
culture surrounding gender, transgender issues, and obstacles faced by gender minorities. Ages 13–18.
Why I Adopted My Husband: The True Story of a Gay Couple Seeking Legal Recognition in Japan by Yuta Yagi (June 13, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4278-7338-5). The author delivers a first-hand account of life as a gay couple in Japan, highlighting the struggles of queer couples and the ongoing battle for equal rights. Ages 13–18.
Contact! (Cosmic Cadets #1) by Ben Crane, illus. by Mimi Alves (Apr. 18, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-60309-520-4). When the son of a spaceship captain and his friends are stranded on a strange planet, they must overcome their differences with the aliens to prevent a war. Ages 9–12.
Cowpiggy (Shelley Frankenstein! #1) by Colleen Madden (May 16, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-60309-522-8) launches a series about Shelley Frankenstein, who tries to create creepy creatures to scare her friends,, but all her creations turn out cute—until Cowpiggy. Ages 9–12.
Skull Cat and the Curious Castle (Skull Cat #1) by Norman Shurtliff (Feb. 21, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-60309-519-8). In this graphic novel series opener, on the first day of work for a spooky castle’s garden-keeper, everyone on the grounds suddenly disappears. Ages 9–12.
The Unpetables by Dennis Messner (June 20, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-60309-523-5) is a graphic novel about two critters who escape their petting zoo to offer themselves as “freelance pets” to oddball customers. Ages 9–12.
Cosmoknights continues with Book Two by Hannah Templer (May 2, $24.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-60309-511-2), ages 14–18.
Banana by Zoey Abbott (Mar. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-7141-8). A girl finds a solution when her father becomes preoccupied with a banana in this parable about parental distraction. Ages 3–7.
The Care and Keeping of Grandmas by Jennifer Mook-Sang, illus. by Yong Ling Kang (Apr. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-7134-0). A girl offers tips for making one’s grandmother feel at home after she moves in. Ages 3–7.
The Hidden World of Gnomes by Lauren Soloy (June 20, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-7104-3) compiles facts about the secret lives of gnomes. Ages 3–7.
I Am a Meadow Mermaid by Kallie George, illus. by Elly MacKay (June 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-7137-1). A girl on the prairie who feels the spirit of the ocean all around her imagines she’s a meadow mermaid. Ages 3–7.
The Song That Called Them Home by David A. Robertson, illus. by Maya McKibbin (Apr. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6670-4). Inspired by Indigenous legends, this tells of siblings who are thrown overboard from a canoe; when one is lured away by a meddlesome creature, only his sister can pull them back home. Ages 4–8.
The Big Sting by Rachelle Delaney (Feb. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6930-9). Grandma’s beehives go missing, prompting Grandpa to recruit risk-averse Leo and his danger-loving sister to help locate them. Ages 8–12.
A Green Velvet Secret by Vicki Grant (Mar. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-7012-1). When her grandmother reveals she has terminal cancer, Yardley finds solace in a vintage shop where she discovers her grandmother’s secrets. Ages 10–up.
Something More by Jackie Khalilieh (June 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77488-213-9). A Palestinian-Canadian girl tries to hide her autism diagnosis while navigating her first year of high school. Ages 12–18.
Friends Like These by Meg Rosoff (May 30, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-77488-110-1). Beth’s internship in 1980s New York leads to a summer of firsts: of independence, lies, love, and the loss of innocence. Ages 14–18.
Funeral Songs for Dying Girls by Cherie Dimaline (Apr. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6563-9). In this novel exploring Indigenous identity, Winifred befriends a ghost and begins to question everything she believes about life, love, and death. Ages 14–18.
Little Crocodile reappears in What Does Little Crocodile Say at the Beach? by Eva Montanari (Mar. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77488-155-2), ages 2–5. Baby Animals introduces No No, Baby! by Anne Hunter (Feb. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6911-8), ages 3–7. Your School Is the Best! by Maggie Hutchings, illus. by Felicita Sala (May 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-7164-7), brings back The Curious Cockroach, ages 3–7. A Super Scary Narwhalloween is a new Narwhal and Jelly book by Ben Clanton (July 4, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6674-2), ages 6–9. And Megabat is back in Megabat Megastar by Anna Humphrey, illus. by Kris Easler (May 2, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-7166-1), ages 7–10.
The Architect by Jonathan Starrett (Feb. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4964-6660-0). After Charlie breaks the rules of Phantom City by coming face-to-face with the Zeppelin, she is determined to free her city from a villain. Ages 8–12.
Patrick Wigglesworth’s Bizarre Bible Adventures presents Over My Head by Liz Hagler and Jack Hagler (Mar. 7, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4964-6296-1), ages 7–12.
Your Brave Song by Ann Voskamp (Feb. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4964-4654-1). When Una is unsure about the day ahead, her mother sings her a comforting song that reinforces Jesus’s love. Ages 4–8.
Good Morning, God Loves You by Crystal Bowman and Teri McKinley (July 18, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4964-7327-1). The beauty of God’s
creation, shown in words and illustrations, reminds children how much they are loved by God. Ages up to 4.
Dandi Daley Mackall’s Barnyard Blessings opens with Bedtime in the Barnyard (Mar. 7, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4964-6162-9), ages up to 4.The Dead Sea Squirrels adds A Twisty-Turny Journey by Mike Nawrocki, illus. by Luke Séguin-Magee (May 9, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4964-4989-4), ages 6–10. And Winnie: The Early Years by Mackall offers Homesick Horse (Apr. 4, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4964-6151-3) and Lucky for Winnie (Mar. 7, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4964-6155-1), ages 6–10.
Beacon Hill issues Hunt for Eden’s Star by D.J. Williams (Apr. 4, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-4964-6265-7), ages 13–18.
Union Square & Co.
Tennessee Russo stars in The Lion’s Legacy by L.C. Rosen (May 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4805-6), ages 12–17.
Union Square Kids
Dear Mr. G by Christine Evans, illus. by Gracey Zhang (Apr. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4417-1). This tale about an intergenerational friendship between a child and their neighbor is told through a series of letters. Ages 4–8.
A Friend Like No Otter by Nelly Buchet (May 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4452-2) relays a story about finding the courage to face one’s mistakes and take the plunge to save a friendship. Ages 4–8.
Aven Green Soccer Machine by Dusti Bowling, illus. by Gina Perry (Apr. 4, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4223-8), kicks off the Aven Green series, starring the heroine of Bowling’s Life of a Cactus series as a third grader. Ages 6–8.
Julia and the Shark by Kiran Millwood Hargrave, illus. by Tom de Freston (Mar. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4868-1). Julia sets out on a quest to find the elusive shark her scientist mother has been searching for in a novel about courage, hope, and a family’s resilience. Ages 8–12.
A Sky Full of Song by Susan Lynn Meyer (Apr. 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4784-4). After fleeing persecution in the Russian Empire, a family of Jewish immigrants start a new life in North Dakota in 1905. Ages 8–12.
This Book Is Full of Brains by Tim Kinnington (May 16, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4759-2) compiles facts, activities, and optical illusions about all types of brains. Ages 8–up.
Let’s Jump! by Rachael McLean (Apr. 4, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4549-4370-9) is a new Bear & Penguin Story, ages up to 3. People Who Shaped Our World greets Dare to Question: Carrie Chapman Catt’s Voice for the Vote by Jasmine Stirling, illus. by Udayana Lugo (July 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-3457-8), ages 5–8. Best dog pals Schnozzer & Tatertoes have an adventure in Take a Hike! by Rick Stromoski (June 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4831-5), ages 7–10. How It Happened adds How It Happened! Gum: The Cool Stories and Facts Behind Every Chew by Paige Towler (Apr. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4498-0) and How It Happened! Sneakers: The Cool Stories and Facts Behind Every Pair by Stephanie Warren Drimmer (Apr. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4496-6), ages 8–12. And DeadEndia by Hamish Steele picks up The Broken Halo (May 2, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4898-8) and The Watcher’s Test (May 2, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4895-7), ages 14–18.
Union Square/Christopher Hart
Drawing with Squiggles & Wiggles: Create 100+ Cartoons with Fun Shapes! by Christopher Hart (Mar. 7, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68462-058-6) shows kids how to create drawings starting with just a squiggle, wiggle, or other silly shape. Ages 8–12.
Union Square/Get Creative 6
Our Tomorrow introduces Kindness Is My Hobby: How to Change the World Right Where You Are by Ruby Kate Chitsey (Apr. 4, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68462-060-9), ages 8–12.
University of Minnesota
Sam and the Incredible African and American Food Fight by Shannon Gibney, illus. by Charly Palmer (May 2, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-5179-0965-9). Sam, who has a Liberian dad and an African American mom, finds a way to bring everyone in his family together at the dinner table. Ages 5–9.
Fighting in a World on Fire: The Next Generation’s Guide to Protecting the Climate and Saving Our Future by Andreas Malm, adapted by Jimmy Whipps, with Llewyn Whipps (Feb. 7, $17.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-80429-125-2). Adapted from Malm’s book for adults, this advocates bold action to halt climate destruction. Ages 12–18.
Disney Pixar Turning Red: 4*town 4*real releases film tie-in, Disney and Pixar’s Turning Red: 4*town 4*real: The Manga by Dirchansky (Apr. 25, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-974734-79-5), ages 5–up.
Meet the Bears by Kate Peridot, illus. by Becca Hall (June 27, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-80453-511-0) rounds up facts and stats on all eight bear species and includes a map and size comparison chart. Ages 5–8.
Cyborgs, Genes and Tiny Machines: The Fantastic Future of Medicine! by Paul Ian Cross, illus. by Steve Brown (Apr. 18, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-80453-505-9), examines technologies that will transform our lives, from genetic engineering to robot prosthetics. Ages 7–10.
Q&A offers Interview with a Panda: And Other Endangered Animals Too by Andy Seed, illus. by Nick East (May 30, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-80453-508-0), ages 6–8. And STEAM Tales presents Pinocchio: The Children’s Classic with 20 Hands-On STEAM Activities by Carlo Collodi and Katie Dicker (Mar. 7, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-904-1) and The Wind in the Willows: The Children’s Classic with 20 Hands-On STEAM Activities by Kenneth Grahame and Dicker (Mar. 7, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-905-8), ages 9–12.
High: Soar to New Heights by Jess McGeachin (Feb. 7, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-80338-046-9) explores the natural world above Earth and humans’ efforts to venture there, from early flying machines to skyscrapers. Ages 7–10.
Thirty Trillion Cells by Isabel Thomas, illus. by Dawn Cooper (Feb. 21, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-80338-017-9), investigates the human body, including its major systems and organs, the cellular level, and genetics. Ages 7–10.
Cherry Moon: Little Poems Big Ideas Mindful of Nature by Zaro Weil (Mar. 7, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-80338-083-4) is a poetry collection illuminating the joy of the natural world. Ages 8–12.
Marvellous Maps: And 39 Other Fascinating World Maps by Simon Kuestenmacher (Apr. 14, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-80338-042-1) presents an array of maps, among them those charting Marco Polo’s travels, what Earth looked like 170 million years ago, and the world’s best place to put a solar panel. Ages 8–12.
New Robert Ingpen Picture Books are The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (May 16, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-80338-100-8), ages 3–5; and The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (May 16, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-80338-091-9), ages 8–13; both retold by Karen Saunders, illus. by Robert Ingpen.
Sunshine Pie: A Story to Grow, Bake and Share by Sarah Edmonds (June 20, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-80130-111-4). Olive and her aunt bake a pie with fruit from their farm in this story drawing on themes of intergenerational friendship and the value of community. Ages 3–5.
Call the Puffins by Cath Howe, illus. by Ella Okstad (Mar. 28, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-80130-051-3). Puffins train to join a search-and-rescue team in this debut title of a series about friendship and helping out. Ages 5–8.
Luma and the Pet Dragon return in Luma and the Grumpy Dragon by Leah Mohammed, illus. by Loretta Schauer (Mar. 7, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-80130-050-6), ages 5–8. And The After School Detective Club reconvenes in The Case of the Dastardly Dognappers (June 20, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-80130-098-8) and The Mystery in the Marshes (Mar. 14, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-80130-049-0) by Mark Dawson, illus. by Ben Mantle, ages 8–12.
Disgustingly Delicious: The Surprising, Weird and Wonderful Food of the World by Soledad Romero Marino, illus. by Montse Galbany (Mar. 14, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-914519-70-3), encourages readers to keep an open mind as they learn about the diversity and creativity of the world’s cuisines. Ages 7–10.
Team Up introduces three titles by Francesca Ferretti de Blonay: Andy Warhol & Jean-Michel Basquiat, illus. by Bernat Velo (Apr. 11, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-914519-79-6); Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera, illus. by Tania Garcia (Apr. 11, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-914519-83-3); and John Lennon & Yoko Ono, illus. by Carmen Casado (Apr. 11, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-914519-74-1), ages 12–18.
Weird and Wonderful Gross Animals by Cristina Banfi, illus. by Rossella Trionfetti (Apr. 4, $14.99, ISBN 978-88-544-1912-4), accompanies an explorer on her research as she encounters some of the world’s most bizarre animals. Ages 7–12.
New Baby’s First Library titles by Agnese Baruzzi are Follow Me, Little One! (Mar. 7, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-88-544-1751-9), From Day to Night (Mar. 7, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-88-544-1949-0), Opposites (Mar. 7, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-88-544-1950-6), and Sea Animals (Mar. 7, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-88-544-1752-6), ages up to 1. Young Explorers travels Around London (May 2, $14.99, ISBN 978-88-544-1916-2) and Around Paris (May 2, $14.99, ISBN 978-88-544-1866-0) by Daniela Celli, illus. by Laura Re, ages 6–9. And joining Let’s Experiment! are The Chemistry of Disgusting Things (May 2, $9.99, ISBN 978-88-544-1727-4) and Optical Illusions (May 2, $9.99, ISBN 978-88-544-1730-4) by Mattia Crivellini, illus. by Rossella Trionfetti, ages 7–10.
Anzu and the Art of Friendship by Moni Ritchie Hadley, illus. by Nathalia Takeyama (Apr. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-6135-5). Struggling to find her place, a new student connects with her peers through origami. Ages 4–8.
Call Me Calvin by Mary Vander Plas, illus. by André Ceolin (Apr. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-1044-5). Calvin finds a solution to the issue that he isn’t done being a kid, even if his dad likes to call him “little man.” Ages 4–8.
Cicada Symphony by Sue Fliess, illus. by Gareth Lucas (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-1161-9). Verse and facts combine to describe the life cycle of the cicada. Ages 4–8.
The Coolest Beard by Betty Tekle, illus. by Nicholas Alexander (Apr. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-1291-3). A boy yearning for a beard like his dad stars in this homage to barbershops as a community and family space. Ages 4–8.
Grandpa’s Scroll by Ginger Park and Frances Park, illus. by Kim Dong Hoon (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-3020-7). After her Korean grandfather dies, Lily finishes painting the scroll he had begun making for her. Ages 4–8.
Hope for Ryan White by Dano Moreno, illus. by Hannah Abbo (Apr. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-3354-3), tells the true story of White, who raised awareness of the HIV/AIDS crisis of the 1980s. Ages 4–8.
The Horseback Librarians by Jane Yolen, illus. by Alexandra Badiu (Apr. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-6291-8), is a story based on the Pack Horse Library Project, which delivered books to people in the Appalachians during the Depression. Ages 4–8.
Jack the Library Cat by Marietta Apollonio (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-3751-0). A story-loving stray cat becomes fast friends, and reading buddies, with a new kid in town at the local library. Ages 4–8.
The Alchemy of Letting Go by Amber Morrell (Mar. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-4937-7). A girl finds a magical way to escape death, but can’t escape her grief when her sister dies chasing an endangered buffterfly. Ages 9–12.
Digby and the Construction Crew releases Dump Truck Duel (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-1593-8) and Trucks on Vacation (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-1591-4) by Jodie Parachini, illus. by John Joven, ages 4–8. Parachini’s Flicker and the Special Guests, illus. by Bryony Clarkson (Apr. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-2525-8), checks into The Grand Bug Hotel, ages 4–8. Great Big Feelings issues Way Past Sorry by Hallee Adelman, illus. by Josep Maria Juli (Apr. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-8105-6), ages 4–8. Joining Kid Scientist is Volcano Experts on the Edge by Sue Fliess, illus. by Mia Powell (Apr. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-4143-2), ages 4–8. Science Makes It Work continues with The Sound of a Guitar by Catherine Stier, illus. by Francesca Rosa (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7278-8), ages 4–8. And All Systems Whoa is the newest Abby in Orbit title by Andrea J. Loney, illus. by Fuuji Takashi (Apr. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0095-8), ages 7–10.
The Boxcar Children Summer of Adventure starts rolling with Legend of the Hidden Treasure by Gertrude Chandler Warner, illus. by Karen de la Vega (Apr. 1, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7680-9), ages 7–10. The Tinkerers adds Just Warming Up by Patricia Lakin, illus. by Anastasiia Drakova (Mar. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7959-6), ages 7–10. The Wish Library welcomes Vanishing Friend by Christine Evans, illus. by Patrick Corrigan (Apr. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-8100-1), ages 7–10. Zapato Power gains Freddie Ramos and the Beach Monster by Jacqueline Jules, illus. by Keiron Ward (Apr. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-8118-6), ages 7–10. A mystery surfaces in the woods in Campsite Cold Case, an addition to The Jessie Files by Stacia Deutsch (Apr. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-3794-7), ages 9–12. And Science in Action gains Climate: Our Changing World by Andy Sima, illus. by Jenny Miriam (Apr. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-1206-7), ages 9–12.
The Astronaut’s Guide to Leaving the Planet: Everything You Need to Know, from Training to Re-Entry by Terry Virts (Apr. 25, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5235-1456-4). Former astronaut Virts explains the practical elements of becoming an astronaut, along with the wonders and challenges of space travel. Ages 10–18.
Indestructibles introduces Baby’s First Passover, illus. by Ben Javens (Feb. 14, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5235-1774-9); Bebé, ¡ve los colores!/Baby, See the Colors! by Amy Pixton, illus. by Ekaterina Trukhan (June 6, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5235-1971-2); Happy Easter!, illus. by Vanja Kragulj (Feb. 14, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5235-1413-7); and Hear the Sounds (June 6, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5235-1947-7) and Play in Any Weather (June 6, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5235-1946-0) by Pixton, illus. by Lizzy Doyle, ages up to 3. And Oakley the Squirrel reappears in Camping 1, 2, 3! A Nutty Numbers Book by Nancy Rose (May 9, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5235-1831-9), ages up to 4.
Domino’s Tree House by Dawn Patitucci, illus. by Francisco Fonseca (May 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5460-0299-4). A boy is determined to build the ultimate tree house in this tale about the good things we might be missing in our pursuit of “better.” Ages 4–7.
I Pray You’ll Be... by Hannah C. Hall, illus. by Catalin Ardeleanu (Apr. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5460-0333-5), reassures readers that they are supported by the love, hopes, and prayers of those close to them. Ages 4–7.
Moonlight Memories by Amanda Davis, illus. by Michelle Jing Chan (June 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5460-0316-8). A girl gains healing and hope as she processes the grief of losing her mother. Ages 4–7.
Something: One Small Thing Can Make a Difference by Natalee Creech, illus. by Pablo Pino (Feb. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5460-0287-1). Based on a Bible passage, this book explores compassion and empathy, emphasizing that even small positive actions make an impact. Ages 4–7.
When I Was Your Age by Danette Byatt (Mar. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5460-0256-7). Set in the future, this tale contrasts a grandmother’s childhood memories on Earth with her grandchild’s life on a faraway planet. Ages 4–7.
When Worry Whispers by Joyce Meyer, illus. by Marcin Piwowarski (June 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5460-1254-2), reminds kids plagued by worry about the Bible’s assurances of God’s constant presence, love, and care. Ages 4–7.
Where Are Your Shoes, Mr. Brown? by Justin Rhodes, illus. by Heather Dickinson (Mar. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5460-0389-2). In this tale about responsibility and parental love, a boy searches the farm for his shoes. Ages 4–7.
Humphrey the Egg-Splorer by Nadia Ali, illus. by Valentí Gubianas (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-953458-57-5). In this story about forging one’s own path, Humpty Dumpty’s grandson wants to be a brave egg-splorer. Ages 3–8.
The Liebrary by Amanda Pearlstein and Howard Pearlstein, illus. by Maren Amini (Feb. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-953458-60-5). After checking out books from the “liebrary,” a family has a series of misadventures until they realize that you can’t believe everything you read. Ages 4–8.
Lights On! Glow-in-the-Dark Deep Ocean Creatures by Donna B. McKinney, illus. by Daniella Ferretti (Mar. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-953458-47-6), introduces ocean creatures whose bodies produce light in extreme environments. Ages 4–8.
Long Goes to Dragon School by Helen H. Wu, illus. by Mae Besom (Feb. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-953458-50-6). In this tale of self-discovery, a Chinese dragon struggles to breathe fire in his new Western dragon school. Ages 4–8.
My Dog Is Not a Scientist by Betsy Ellor, illus. by Luisa Vera (Feb. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-953458-46-9). Yara’s play-loving dog keeps ruining her science experiments, until she discovers that play is science after all. Ages 4–8.
My Grandpa, My Tree, and Me by Roxanne Troup, illus. by Kendra Binney (Mar. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-953458-55-1). Each season, a man and his granddaughter care for the special pecan tree he planted for her. Ages 4–8.
My Pocket Bathroom by Yan Du, illus. by Erin Vanessa (Mar. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-953458-54-4). Po’s bathroom is a place where she can be herself, but her family always interrupts her alone time—until a toilet guardian appears with a magical gift. Ages 4–8.
Opal’s Springtime Birdhouse by Emily Matheis, illus. by Albert Arrayás (Feb. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-953458-48-3). Opal is devastated to lose the birdhouse-building contest, but she might just win the only vote that counts: a bluebird’s. Ages 4–8.
Happy by Sally Lloyd-Jones with Jago Silver (June 6, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-310-15119-7). This padded board book reveals that God gives kids much to be grateful for and celebrate. Ages up to 4.
Turtle Finds His Talent: Discovering How God Made You Special by Lucille Williams, illus. by Amanda Gulliver (Apr. 18, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-310-75169-4). This interactive tale of a turtle encourages children to embrace their unique gifts and talents. Ages up to 4.
Bryson the Brave Bison by Nate Davenport and Luke Freshwater, illus. by Richard Cowdrey (June 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-310-15310-8). In the midst of a big storm, a bison shows his herd that sticking together and meeting challenges with bravery and self-confidence will help them get through anything. Ages 4–8.
All of Creation: Understanding God’s Planet and How We Can Help by Betsy Painter (Apr. 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-310-14343-7) offers information on the challenges our planet faces and ways we can care for the world. Ages 8–11.
Her Story, Her Strength: 50 God-Empowered Women of the Bible by Sarah Parker Rubio (Mar. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-310-14431-1), explains how women in the Bible contributed to God’s plan. Ages 8–12.
The Vibes You Feel: What I’ve Learned About Life and Relationships Through the Holy Spirit by Kierra Sheard-Kelly (May 9, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-310-14162-4). In a follow-up to Big, Bold, and Beautiful, this singer and author aims to help readers better understand the vibes and intuition the Holy Spirit uses to guide us. Ages 13–18.
Winning the War in Your Mind for Teens: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life by Craig Groeschel (Apr. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-310-14544-8) outlines strategies for breaking free from destructive thinking and for living the life God intends for you. Ages 13–18.
God, I Feel debuts with God, I Feel Sad: Bringing Big Emotions to a Bigger God by Michelle Nietert and Tama Fortner, illus. by Nomar Perez (Apr. 4, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-310-14084-9), ages 4–8. And Turnabout Tales opens with The Unexpected Light of Thomas Alva Edison by Raymond Arroyo, illus. by Kristina Gehrmann (Mar. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-310-79923-8), ages 4–8.
Come Home Safe by Brian G. Buckmire (Feb. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-310-14218-8). Two siblings are accused of crimes they didn’t commit in this novel exploring the pain, truths, and hopes that come with growing up as a person of color in America. Ages 12–14.