Fairsquare Comics

I Run to Make My Heart Beat by Rachel Khan (Feb. 27, $25 paper, ISBN 978-1-960171-05-4). This autobiographical graphic novel adaptation introduces 18-year-old Nina, a rising track-and-field competitor from a multicultural and multi-ethnic family. Ages 13 and up.


123 Counting on Community by Annemarie Guertin, illus. by Cory Reid (July 16, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-952-1), showcases a community’s effforts to revive a dilapidated park while focusing on the numbers one through 10. Ages up to 3.

June Moon by Lynn Becker, illus. by Nate Carvalho (May 21, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-999-6). The moon mirrors a child’s playful actions at bedtime. Ages up to 3.

Blue Canoe by Sheryl McFarlane, illus. by Laurel Ayelsworth (July 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-915-6).
A mother and daughter paddle on the lake, exploring nature’s wonders and contemplating the arrival of a new baby. Ages 3–5.

Call Your Mother by Tracy Gold, illus. by Vivian Mineker (Mar. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-904-0), captures tender moments in the mother-daughter relationship, from infancy to parenthood. Ages 3–5.

Finding Mr. Trunks by Annemarie Guertin, illus. by Andrea Alemanno (June 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-986-6). Social media helps reunite young Libby with the beloved stuffed elephant she loses at the airport during a family trip. Ages 3–5.

Steminist Force by Laura Carter, illus. by Anna Doherty (Mar. 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-960-6). This rhyming text celebrates women’s triumphs in STEM fields around the globe. Ages 3–5.

Wren’s Nest by Heidi Stemple, illus. by Eugenia Nobati (Mar. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-752-7). A grand-
father and granddaughter continue to share their passion for birdwatching even when the girl’s family moves away to the city. Ages 3–5.

Tree for Me by Carole Gerber, illus. by Helena Pérez García (Apr. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-753-4). A father and son explore the beauty of nature and share information about eight common trees. Ages 3–7.

Overlook Book: Change Your Perspective, Change the World by Megan Perry (July 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-955-2) encourages readers to see things from a different perspective in a literal way, via intricate paper collage artwork. Ages 5–7.


100 First Words adds 100 First Words for Little Utahns by Christopher Robbins, illus. by McKay Rappleyea (June 18, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-959-0), ages up to 3. A Is for Australia by Ann Ingalls, illus. by Kat Kalindi (May 7, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-902-6), is a new ABC Regional Primer, ages up to 3. On-Track Learning stays on course with Ocean Train by Christopher Robbins, illus. by Susanna Covelli (Apr. 2, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-900-2), and City Train by Stephanie Campisi, illus. by Covelli (May 7, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-997-2), ages up to 3. Teach Your Dino greets How to Put a Dinosaur to Bed by Alycia Pace (Apr. 2, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-953-8), ages up to 3. Lit for Little Hands follows the yellow brick road with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, illus. by Olga Skomorokhova (July 9, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-658-2), ages 4–7. And She Spoke expands with She Spoke Too: 14 More Women Who Raised Their Voices and Changed the World by Kathy MacMillan (Mar. 5, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-751-0), ages 5–8.

Feeding Minds

Soil in Jackie’s Garden by Peggy Thomas, illus. by Neely Daggett (May 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-948898-16-4). Jackie and her friends discover the joys of planting a garden, nurturing and harvesting their own food, and recycling scraps to compost. Ages 5–9.


Just Like Click by Sandy Grubb (Apr. 16, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64603-439-0). Eleven-year-old Nick steps off the pages of the comics world he’s created to venture into the night as Click, an undercover superhero. Ages 9–12.

The Chronicles of Imhotep: Murder in Mennefer (June 18, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-64603-472-7). This series debut set in ancient Egypt features 13-year-old Imhotep as he seeks justice for his murdered father and tries to save the royal family from a bloody coup. Ages 12 and up.

Daughter of the Summit and Sea: The Ascenditure by Robyn Scofield (May 14, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-64603-475-8). In this series launch, Klarke aims to become an Ascenditure, a member of the kingdom’s elite climbing team who scale the treacherous peaks of Miter’s Backbone in search of rare plants and elusive medicines. Ages 12 and up.

The Collagist by Karen Holmberg (Apr. 23, $19.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64603-436-9). After her mother’s death from a strange fever, her beloved uncle’s mysterious disappearance, and her own sighting of an enormous Being in the sky, Romilly tries to uncover her family history and its connection to these events. Ages 14 and up.

Our Bodies Electric by Zackary Vernon (June 4, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-64603-457-4). Josh and his fellow misfits seek understanding and acceptance in their conservative community as they begin their high school years of self-discovery. Ages 14 and up.


The Adventures of the Flash Gang by M.M. Downing and S.J. Waugh continues with Treasonous Tycoon (Mar. 5, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64603-403-1), ages 9–12.


The Bumblebee Garden by Dawn Casey, illus. by Stella Lim (Apr. 23, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-862-5). A boy learns about the life cycle of the bumblebee as he helps his grandfather in the garden throughout the year. Ages 3–6.

Finding the Way to Faraway Valley by Cecilia Heikkilä (Apr. 9, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-854-0). Polar bears Grandpa and Little Bear go on a long-planned voyage to a special place and absorb lessons on preserving nature. Ages 4–7.

The Prickletrims Go Wild by Marie Dorléans (Apr. 9, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-883-0). A persnickety family comes to embrace the wildness of their increasingly untamed garden. Ages 4–7.


Born Brave by Megan Bomgaars, illus. by Quiel Ramos (Mar. 12, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-2786-5), reminds readers of all the ways we have shown courage and bravery every day since the day we were born. Ages 5–8.


Baby Firsts ramps up with Baby’s Firsts (May 7, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4867-2412-3) and Let’s Go, Baby! (May 7, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4867-2407-9), ages up to 3. Big Book Little Book adds Itsy Bitsy Spider/Opposites, illus. by Sachin Gupta (Apr. 16, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4867-2919-7), and Quack!/Counting by Joe Fitzpatrick, illus. by Paul Nicholls (Apr. 16, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4867-2920-3), ages 2–6. Joining Animal Lovers are Bird Buddies by Curt Hart (Apr. 16, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4867-2915-9) and Penguin Parade by James Roberts (Apr. 16, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4867-2914-2; $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4867-2913-5), ages 3–6. And Let’s Learn, illus. by Olga Utchenko, delivers Let’s Learn Letters (May 7, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4867-2987-6) and Let’s Learn Numbers (May 7, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4867-2988-3), ages 3–6.

Focus on the Family

What a Croc! by Bill Myers (Feb. 6, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64607-120-3). This inaugural Magnificent Mulligans title follows a fictional family as the parents become the natural, adoptive, and foster parents of several children. Ages 8–12.


AIO Imagination Station Books issues Courage at the Castle by Marianne Hering (Apr. 9, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-64607-123-4), ages 7–12. And Riverbend Friends by Jill Williamson rolls on with Running on Empty (June 18, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64607-090-9), ages 13 and up.

Free Spirit

I Know Happy: A Book About Feeling Happy, Excited, and Proud (Feb. 20, $11.99 paper, ISBN 979-8-88554-058-2) and I Know Sad: A Book About Feeling Sad, Lonely, and Disappointed (Feb. 20, $11.99 paper, ISBN 979-8-88554-055-1) by Lindsay N. Giroux, illus. by Alicia Teba Godoy, begin the We Find Feelings Clues series designed to increase children’s emotional vocabulary. Ages 3–7.

How to Train Your Amygdala by Anna Housley Juster, illus. by Cynthia Cliff (Feb. 20, $16.99, ISBN 979-8-88554-373-6), shares kid-friendly information about the amygdala so readers can better understand their bodies, practice impulse control, and boost their self-regulation. Ages 4–8.

Quiet Violet Finds Her Voice by Gabrielle Nidus, illus. by Stephanie Dehennin (Mar. 19, $18.99, ISBN 979-8-7659-2483-9), spotlights the power of bold, quiet people. Ages 4–8.

Hello, Beech Tree! by Rasha Hamid, illus. by Sofia Moore (June 11, $18.99, ISBN 979-8-88554-037-7). When a kindergarten class in Brooklyn discovers that their beloved tree has been cut down, they honor it by writing stories and poems, creating art, and planting a new tree. Ages 4–9.

Sonia and the Super-Duper Disaster by Rachel Funez, illus. by Kelly Kennedy (July 23, $18.99, ISBN 979-8-88554-390-3), helps kids learn how to cope when it feels like everything is going wrong. Ages 4–9.

I Love Harriet Kippley by Jenny Lynn Pease, illus. by Alessia Girasole (Apr. 2, $18.99, ISBN 979-8-7659-2250-7). Tasked with an assignment to draw something she loves, Harriet finds the perfect subject: herself! Ages 5–9.

Dominique’s Thrifted Treasures by Margarett McBride, illus. by Ryan Middaugh (Feb. 27, $18.99, ISBN 979-8-7659-2486-0). This tale featuring a nonbinary child and their grandfather celebrates thrifted treasures and the power of community and family. Ages 6–11.


I See You by Deborah Farmer Kris, illus. by Jane Massey, continues with I See You Try (July 9, $9.99 board book, ISBN 979-8-88554-075-9) and I See You Smile (July 9, $9.99 board book, ISBN 979-8-88554-073-5), ages up to 4.


Can I Sit in the Middle? by Susanne Strasser, trans. by Melody Shaw (Mar. 5, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-77657-585-5), delivers a snowballing story of animals chaotically gathering on the sofa that culminates in zebra, cat, child, lion, and fish sharing a book under a blanket tent. Ages 3–6.

A Better Best Friend by Olivier Tallec, trans. by Antony Shugaar (Mar. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-573-2). A squirrel and mushroom are best friends until another potential best friend, a fly, comes to play. Ages 3–7.

Good Night, Good Beach by Joy Cowley, illus. by Hilary Jean Tapper (May 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-556-5). This bedtime picture book focuses on the end of a long, full day at the beach. Ages 3–7.

My Baby Sister Is a Diplodocus by Aurore Petit, trans. by Daniel Hahn (Mar. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-572-5). A brother who is passionate about dinosaurs finds an inventive way to connect with his new baby sister. Ages 3–7.

Sounds Good! Discover 50 Instruments by Ole Könnecke, music by Hans Könnecke, trans. by Melody Shaw (Feb. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-555-8), introduces 50 musical instruments, each accompanied by an original composition to listen to via QR code. Ages 6–11.

The Observologist: A Handbook for Mounting Very Small Scientific Expeditions by Giselle Clarkson (Feb. 6, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-519-0) serves up an illustrated field guide to more than 100 small creatures and natural wonders found in ordinary places. Ages 8–13.


Lionel returns in Lionel Is Just Like Dad by Éric Veillé, trans. by Daniel Hahn (Apr. 2, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-77657-465-0), ages up to 2. And the humorous chapter book crime series The Pinchers debuts with The Pinchers and the Diamond Heist by Anders Sparring, illus. by Per Gustavsson, trans. by Julia Marshall (Apr. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-566-4), ages 6–10.


Wall to Wall: Mural Art Around the World by Mary Ann Fraser (May 7, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-947440-08-1) takes readers on a tour of remarkable wall art across the globe, from prehistoric caves to futuristic wonders. Ages 10–14.

Ruth Asawa: An Artist Takes Shape by Sam Nakahira (Mar. 19, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-947440-09-8) is a YA biography of groundbreaking Japanese American artist Asawa (1926-2013), renowned for her innovative wire sculptures. Ages 13 and up.

Gibbs Smith

Good Morning, National Parks and Good Night, National Parks, illus. by Jen Taylor (Mar. 26, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4236-6491-8; Mar. 26, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4236-6490-1). Readers can explore nine national parks via interactive slide-action pages and activity prompts. Ages up to 3.

I Am Bold: For Every Kid Who’s Told They Are Just Too Much by Andie Powers, illus. by Betsy Petersen (Apr. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-6502-1). As she boldly navigates her everyday life, Bea shows us the importance of honoring everyone’s voices—no matter how loud they might be. Ages 3–7.


Count On, illus. by Nicole LaRue, adds Count On Colorado: Baby’s First Book About the Centennial State (Apr. 16, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4236-6558-8) and Count On New York City: Baby’s First Book About the Big Apple (Apr. 16, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4236-6528-1), ages up to 3. Joining Layered View Board Books is Beautiful Butterflies, illus. by Margarida Esteves (Apr. 16, $16.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4236-6518-2), ages up to 3. And Woo Woo Baby, illus. by Neil Clark, grows with Breathing (Mar. 5, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4236-6541-0), Meditation (Mar. 5, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4236-6542-7), and Yoga (Mar. 5, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4236-6543-4), ages up to 3.

Gibbs Smith/7 Cats Press

Morning on the Farm with Mr. Bojangles, illus. by Helen Smith (Mar. 5, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4236-6576-2). Barn cat Mr. Bojangles introduces toddlers to all of his favorite animals in this spin on “Old MacDonald.” Ages up to 3.

Praise Him: A Celebration of God/Alábado sea Él: Una celebración de Dios (Mar. 5, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4236-6573-1) encourages toddlers to appreciate God’s many blessings in the world around them. Ages up to 3.


Books with Bumps revs up with Vehicle Colors/Colores de vehículos (Mar. 5, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4236-6572-4), ages up to 3. Seek & Find issues Nature and More! (Feb. 5, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4236-6575-5), ages 3–6. And On-the-Go delivers Ocean Animals (Mar. 5, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4236-6592-2) and Ocean Animals/Animales marinos (Mar. 5, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4236-6574-8), both illus. by Eva Morales, ages up to 3.

Gibbs Smith/Babylit

Countdown to School by Greg Paprocki (June 4, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4236-6480-2). Readers count down from 10 to one—and count hidden objects—as they mark the days before starting school. Ages up to 3.

P Is for Pride by Greg Paprocki (Apr. 16, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4236-6486-4). Paprocki celebrates the LGBTQ+ community in this alphabet board book featuring his retro art style. Ages up to 3.

Globe Pequot/Down East

Sea Dog Boats: An Alphabet Book by Astrid Sheckels (June 15, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-6847-5102-0). Children will discover vessels from air boats to rafts and coracles to schooners. Ages 3–5.

The Summer Experiment: Aliens in Allagash by Cathie Pelletier (May 1, paper, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-6847-5214-0). When mysterious lights begin to appear over her hometown, Roberta has a brilliant idea for the Science State Fair: finding aliens in Allagash and proving they exist would win her first place for sure. Ages 9–11.


The Bell Box by Karel Hayes (July 23, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-6847-5104-4), the conclusion to the Lake Kanakonda trilogy, ages 8–11.

Globe Pequot/Muddy Boots

Twelve Days of Summer: A Wildlife Exploration by Sherri Maret, illus. by Thomas Hilley (July 2, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4930-8160-8). This companion to Twelve Days of Winter is another book to read or sing along with children. Ages 3–8.

Crows: An Egg-to-Sky Story by Margaret Peot (July 2, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-4930-8097-7) describes how crows meet, mate, nest, raise their young, and learn to fly, and their unique way of communicating. Ages 6–9.

Gnome Road

From the Farm, to Our Table by Sarah Rowe, illus. by Amanda Morrow (Apr. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-957655-24-6). Readers follow twin siblings across the family farm to gather ingredients to make a shepherd’s pie. Ages 3–7.

The Imposter by Laura Bower, illus. by Kerisa Greene (Mar. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-957655-22-2). When Olive’s favorite stuffed animal goes missing and suddenly reappears, she realizes that he’s a replacement newly purchased by her parents. Ages 3–7.

Nancy Bess Had a Dress by Claire Noland, illus. by Angela C. Hawkins (Mar. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-957655-23-9). In the 1930s, crafty girl Nancy transforms a patterned flour sack into a new dress. Ages 4–8.

Sea Smiles by Bonnie Kelso (Feb. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-957655-20-8). A child who loses a tooth is comforted by a cast of sea animals who have strange teeth. Ages 4–8.


Let’s Go by Julie Flett (May 7, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-610-9). A boy practices skateboarding and finds the confidence to join others at the skate park in this book featuring Cree words. Ages 3–8.

Always Beginning: The Big Bang, the Universe, and You by Candace Savage, illus. by Rachel Wada (Apr. 23, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-843-1), focuses on the science behind the start of the universe and how we became a part of it, from the Big Bang and the beginning of life on Earth to today. Ages 4–8.

Bird Is Dead by Tiny Fisscher, illus. by Herma Starreveld (Mar. 26, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77840-117-6). After Bird dies, the other birds gather for a funeral and to reminisce about him. Ages 4–8.

Mushrooms Know by Kallie George, illus. by Sara Gillingham (May 28, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77840-077-3), takes a close look at mushrooms and the wisdom that they teach. Ages 4–8.

No. 5 Bubblegum Street by Mikolaj Pa, illus. by Gosia Herba (May 14, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77840-062-9). Inhabitants of the apartment building on Bubblegum Street—Mouse, the famous rapper; Panther, the plant collector; Hippo snoring in his armchair; Bat practicing a dance routine, and more—gather together at a party to show off their talents. Ages 4–8.

This Table by Alex Killian, illus. by Brooke Smart (May 28, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-582-9), traces the story of a table and its transformation from a seed to a tree to a treasured object in a home. Ages 4–8.

Unlikely Hero: The Story of Wolf 8 by Rick McIntyre and David A. Poulsen (Apr. 16, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77840-022-3) tells the true story of Wolf 8, newly reintroduced along with his pack to Yellowstone National Park, in this young readers edition of McIntyre’s The Rise of Wolf 8, kicking off the Chronicles of the Yellowstone Wolves series. Ages 9–12.


Aldana Libros gains Champ by Payam Ebrahimi, illus. by Reza Dalvand (Apr. 2, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77840-119-0), ages 5–9; and The Voyage by Stéphane Servant, illus. by Audrey Spiry (Apr. 30, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77840-070-4), ages 7–12.


All That Grows by Jack Wong (Mar. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-812-1). A boy discovers that the more he learns, the more there is to know. Ages 3–6.

Coco and the Caterpillars by Geraldo Valério (Apr. 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-798-8). A boy’s pet chicken, Coco, gobbles up the caterpillars from the child’s beloved garden. Ages 3–6.

Every Wrinkle Has a Story by David Grossman, illus. by Ninamasina, trans. by Jessica Cohen (Feb. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-827-5). Yotam learns about the beauty of aging during a sweet conversation with his grandfather. Ages 3–6.

Look! Look! by Uma Krishnaswami, illus. by Uma Krishnaswamy (Apr. 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-932-6). A girl in India discovers an ancient step well and fellow villagers help bring it back to working order. Ages 3–6.

This Is a Tiny Fragile Snake by Nicholas Ruddock, illus. by Ashley Barron (Feb. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-784-1). Fifteen poems explore close encounters with animals, and the importance of choosing to respond tenderly. Ages 3–6.

Walking Trees by Marie-Louise Gay (Mar. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-976-0). After Lily receives a tree for her birthday, she inspires other neighbors to also plant trees, eventually creating a small forest across the city. Ages 3–6.

When I Visited Grandma by Saumiya Balasubramaniam, illus. by Kavita Ramchandran (Apr. 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-833-6), offers a look at the challenges of cross-cultural and intergenerational relationships as Maya visits Grandma in India. Ages 3–6.

The Scooter Twins by Dorothy Ellen Palmer, illus. by Maria Sweeney (Mar. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-629-5). Twins Melanie and Melvin, who both have disabilities, are excited to get their first mobility scooters. Ages 6–9.

Taming Papa by Mylène Goupil, trans. by Shelley Tanaka (Mar. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-723-0). Mélie doesn’t know how to relate to her father, a political prisoner whom she has never met, when he is released and joins her family in Montreal. Ages 9–12.

Wildful by Kengo Kurimoto (Feb. 6, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-862-6). Poppy and her dog Pepper scramble through a hole in a neighborhood fence and discover a forgotten forest, as well as a new friend who teaches them how find magic in the wilderness. Ages 9–12.

Who We Are in Real Life by Victoria Koops (Feb. 6, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-77306-889-3) is a story of tabletop gaming, romance, and epic campaigns—both in-game and IRL. Ages 13–17.


West Coast Wild by Deborah Hodge, illus. by Karen Reczuch, welcomes Baby Animals (May 7, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-77306-747-6) and Rainforest (Mar. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-839-8) ages up to 3. Nôhkom offers Ninitohtênân/We Listen by Caitlin Dale Nicholson, trans. by Leona Morin-Neilson (Apr. 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-859-6), ages 3–6. Sometimes I Feel Like by Danielle Daniel, illus. by Jackie Traverse, continues with Sometimes I Feel Like an Oak (Apr. 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-698-1), ages 3–6. And new to Speak Out is José Speaks Out by José Mujica, illus. by Raúl Nieto Guridi, trans. by Sofía Jarrín (Apr. 2, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-725-4), ages 9–12.


Mutant Cats by Morgan Rosenblum and Matthew Medney, illus. by Alex Arizmendi (Mar. 19, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-962594-00-4), launches a sci-fi graphic novel series about a powerful renewable energy device created by Mutant Labs. Ages 16 and up.


Abuela’s Library by Lissette Norman, illus. by Jayri Gómez (June 11, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306753-0). When their favorite reading tree is cut down, Alfonso and Abuela transform the stump into their own neighborhood library. Ages 4–8.

The Big Squeeze by Molly Harris, illus. by Alison Hawkins (July 9, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-325558-6). A hardworking sponge learns a valuable lesson about self-care. Ages 4–8.

The Blue Pickup by Natasha Tripplett, illus. by Monica Mikai (Feb. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-315987-7). In this debut, Ju-Girl loves spending time with Granddad in his garage in Jamaica, fixing cars and hearing stories about his old blue truck. Ages 4–8.

Box of Dreams by Faith Kazmi, illus. by Christine Almeda (May 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-325136-6). A girl and her mother pack a special balikbayan box for their relatives in the Philippines. Ages 4–8.

Can You Hear the Plants Speak? by Nicholas Hummingbird and Julia Wasson, illus. by Madelyn Goodnight (Apr. 16, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-322128-4), shows how even the youngest person can be an earth protector and that one drop of rain, one seed, and one plant can renew a cycle of hope and connection. Ages 4–8.

Cranky by Phuc Tran, illus. by Pete Oswald (Feb. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-325628-6). It’s the last day at the construction site and Cranky the crane truck is feeling, well, cranky. Ages 4–8.

Danté Plays His Blues by Allen R. Wells, illus. by Shamar Knight-Justice (July 9, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-321625-9). When Danté and his mother lose their housing and move in with Uncle Ron and Uncle Joe, Uncle Ron teaches Danté to play the saxophone. Ages 4–8.

Do You Even Know Me? by Reem Faruqi, illus. by Ani Bushry (May 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-320618-2). Salma, who is Muslim, finds the courage to defend herself to people who don’t understand her religion or culture. Ages 4–8.

I See Color by Valerie Bolling and Kailei Pew, illus. by Laylie Frazier (May 28, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-323426-0), celebrates many diverse changemakers’ achievements and contributions to society. Ages 4–8.

Into the Mighty Sea by Arlene Abundis, illus. by Cynthia Alonso (June 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-324592-1). Mariel feels overwhelmed when her boisterous tíos, tías, and cousins arrive for her hermanito’s birthday party. Ages 4–8.

Pajamarama! by Julie Gonzalez, illus. by Rob Sayegh Jr. (June 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-321675-4), offers a bouncy ode to jammies of all kinds. Ages 4–8.

Ramadan Kareem by M.O. Yuksel, illus. by Hatem Aly (Feb. 20, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-324012-4), invites readers to experience the sacred traditions of Ramadan, the month of mercy and blessings, around the world. Ages 4–8.

Shared Space by Maddie Frost (Apr. 9, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-324609-6). What could go wrong when messy Pak-rat moves in next door to neat and orderly Mouse? Ages 4–8.

Solar Bear by Beth Ferry, illus. by Brendan Wenzel (Mar. 19, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-325173-1). A solar bear shines a light on the endangered species around the world and encourages readers to take action to address the climate crisis. Ages 4–8.

The Squish by Breanna Carzoo (May 21, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-333493-9). Sandcastle tries to be bigger and stronger than ever so they won’t get squished. Ages 4–8.

Sydney’s Big Speech by Malcolm Newsome, illus. by Jade Orlando (Feb. 20, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-314141-4). With her father’s encouragement, Sydney learns to conquer her fear of public speaking at school. Ages 4–8.

Ten Little Rabbits by Maurice Sendak (Feb. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-264467-1) presents a never-before-
published counting tale that recalls the late Sendak’s classic Nutshell Library. Ages 4–8.

Tiny Troubles: Nelli’s Purpose by Sophie Diao (Apr. 9, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-321446-0). Best friends and succulent plants ponder big philosophical questions. Ages 4–8.

Two Homes, One Heart by Jessica Young, illus. by Chelsea O’Byrne (Mar. 12, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-325397-1), offers a reassuring tale about evolving families and enduring love. Ages 4–8.

What If You Wish? by Anne Appert (Mar. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-303613-0). A child transforms their worries into optimistic wonder by simply asking, “What if?” Ages 4–8.

What Love Looks Like by Laura Obuobi, illus. by Anna Cunha (June 18, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-322243-4). At bedtime, Papa helps Afia discover the answer to her query of what love looks like. Ages 4–8.

Why Do We Sing? by Sam Tsui and Casey Breves, illus. by Sam Tsui (Apr. 9, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-330594-6). Married musicians Tsui and Breves celebrate the role of music in various cultures around the world. Ages 4–8.

Zooloween by Alan Katz, illus. by Stephanie Laberis (July 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-327386-3). The zoo animals show off their Halloween costumes. Ages 4–8.

Adopt Me! Sophia Lee and the Queen Bee: An Original Novel by Kiel Phegley, illus. by Massimo Di Leo (July 2, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-331803-8). Sophia and her best pal Kat travel through the Adopt Me! game world and get entangled in a mystery that challenges their friendship. Ages 8–12.

Clairboyance by Kristiana Kahakauwila (May 14, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-304535-4). Clara’s life is turned upside down when she discovers that she has boy-specific ESP abilities. Ages 8–12.

Dead Good Detectives by Jenny McLachlan (July 9, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-332982-9). After Sid and Zen accidentally free the spirit of a long-dead pirate while playing in the graveyard,
he asks them to help find his long-lost treasure. Ages 8–12.

Finding Bear by Hannah Gold (Feb. 27, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-329610-7). When April hears that a polar bear has been shot and injured in Svalbard, she’s convinced it’s her friend and persuades her father to travel with her to the Arctic on a rescue mission. Ages 8–12.

Noah Frye Gets Crushed by Maggie Horne (May 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-328519-4). Twelve-year-old Noah hatches a plan to fake a crush on a boy to fit in better with her friends, only to discover that her crush was right beside her all along. Ages 8–12.

The Truth About Triangles by Michael Leali (May 21, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-333736-7). Luca tries to save his family’s pizza restaurant and unscramble his life after he learns that his parents may be separating and his first crush and best friend might be into each other. Ages 8–12.

Wander Lost by Laura Martin (June 25, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-332621-7). When twins Rhett and Nash learn that their family is descended from a board game character who escaped his game and lived in the real world, they must use their newfound ability to enter games to save their missing mother. Ages 8–12.

Kindling by Traci Chee (Mar. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-326935-4). Seven kindlings—elite, magic-wielding warriors—search for purpose as they prepare for one final battle. Ages 14 and up.


My First I Can Read expands with Dot the Ladybug: The Missing Dot by Kallie George, illus. by Stephanie Fizer Coleman (June 25, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-313749-3), Little Critter: Lucky Ducky’s Very First Day of School by Mercer Mayer (June 18, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-326072-6), and Ty’s Travels: Showtime! by Kelly Starling Lyons, illus. by Niña Mata (Feb. 20, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-308368-4), ages 4–8. New I Can Read Level 1 titles include: Berenstain Bears: We Love Our Teacher! by Mike Berenstain (Apr. 2, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-335536-1), I Want to Be a Scientist by Laura Driscoll, illus. by Catalina Echeverri (Feb. 20, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-298964-2), and Sketty and Meatball by Sarah Weeks, illus. by Alex Willmore (June 18, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-243161-5), ages 4–8. Joining I Can Read Level 2 are The Cool Bean Makes a Splash by Jory John, illus. by Pete Oswald (Mar. 26, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-332954-6) and Reina Ramos: Tour Guide by Emma Otheguy, illus. by Andrés Landazábal (Apr. 2, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-322319-6), ages 4–8. And I Can Read Level 3 rolls on with Gigi and Ojiji: Perfect Paper Cranes by Melissa Iwai (May 7, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-320814-8), ages 4–8.

Not a Box by Antoinette Portis welcomes Not a Box City (June 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-182728-0), ages 4–8. Pete the Cat is back for Pete the Cat Screams for Ice Cream! by Kimberly and James Dean (June 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-309595-3), ages 4–8. Flat Stanley’s Adventures in Classroom 2E by Jeff Brown, illus. by Nadja Sarell, ramps up with The 100th Day (Feb. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-309504-5), ages 6–10. Joining Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids by Rob Elliott is Laugh-Out-Loud: Dad Jokes (May 7, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-328772-3), ages 6–10. My Weird School Special by Dan Gutman, illus. by Jim Paillot, issues No More School, April Fools! (Feb. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-329010-5) and There’s a Skunk in My Bunk! (June 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-325721-4), ages 6–10. Gutman and Paillot’s My Weirdtastic School gains Miss Nichol Is in a Pickle! (Feb. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-320707-3) and Mrs. Marge Is in Charge! (June 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-320712-7), ages 6–10. Warriors: A Starless Clan by Erin Hunter offers Wind (Apr. 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305033-4), ages 8–12. Bamboo Kingdom by Erin Hunter welcomes The Lightning Path (June 11, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302218-8), ages 8–12. Hunter’s Bravelands: Thunder on the Plains grows with Breakers of the Code (Feb. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-296700-8), ages 8–12. Cece Rios by Kaela Rivera concludes with Cece Rios and the Queen of Brujas (Mar. 12, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-321396-8), ages 8–12. Dungeons & Dragons: Dungeon Academy by Madeleine Roux, illus. by Tim Probert, adds Last Best Hope (May 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-303916-2), ages 8–12. Joining Fireborn by Aisling Fowler is Starling and the Cavern of Light (Apr. 16, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299677-0), ages 8–12. The Miraculous Sweetmakers serves up The Sea Queen by Natasha Hastings (July 23, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-316132-0), ages 8–12. Suitehearts by Claire Kann sails along with Drama and Destiny (July 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306944-2), ages 10 and up. And This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi grows greets All This Twisted Glory (Feb. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297250-7), ages 13 and up.

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Be, Black Girl, Be by Taylor Darks, illus. by Sharee Miller (June 18, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-311974-1), offers a wish from one generation to the next: that every Black girl knows and celebrates her own worth. Ages 4–8.

The Bicycle by Patricia McCormick and Mevan Babakar, illus. by Yas Imamura (May 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305699-2). The gift of a bicycle from a kind stranger changes everything for a young refugee. Ages 4–8.

Dear Muslim Child by Rahma Rodaah, illus. by Aya Ghanameh (Feb. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-309199-3), encourages Muslim children to find joy and take pride in their faith. Ages 4–8.

Determined Dreamer: The Story of Marie Curie by Deborah Hopkinson, illus. by Jen Hill (Feb. 27, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-237332-8), focuses on the life of the groundbreaking, Nobel Prize-winning scientist. Ages 4–8.

My Thoughts Have Wings by Maggie Smith, illus. by Leanne Hatch (Feb. 13, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-321458-3). Poet Smith’s debut picture book offers a reassuring text to help calm active minds at bedtime, or anytime. Ages 4–8.

The Running Machine: The Invention of the Very First Bicycle by Keith Negley (July 23, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-311982-6) tells the true story of young forester Karl Drais, who invented the bicycle in the early 1800s. Ages 4–8.

They Built Me for Freedom: The Story of Juneteenth and Houston’s Emancipation Park by Tonya Duncan Ellis, illus. by Jenin Mohammed (May 14, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-328605-4), spotlights the history of Emancipation Park in Houston—and the origins of Juneteenth. Ages 4–8.

Unshakable Eleanor: How Our 32nd First Lady Used Her Voice to Fight for Human Rights by Michelle Markel, illus. by Alejandro Mesa (July 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-239847-5), looks at the early life of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Ages 4–8.

Ursula Upside Down by Corey R, Tabor (May 14, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-327556-0). A question suddenly has confident catfish Ursula wondering which way is up in this flipped-format picture book. Ages 4–8.

The Great Zoodini by P.J. Gardner (July 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-313471-3). The Great Zoodini—a.k.a. Radar the fennec fox—tries to become world-famous by breaking out all the animals in the zoo. Ages 8–12.

Kyra, Just for Today by Sara Zarr (Mar. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-304513-2). Seventh-grader Kyra’s life feels unsteady when she worries that her alcoholic mother is relapsing. Ages 8–12.

Lion of the Sky by Ritu Hemnani (May 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-328448-7). Raj and his family are forced to flee their home and become refugees after the British Partition of India. Ages 8–12.

Through a Clouded Mirror by Miya T. Beck (May 28, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-323824-4). Yuki discovers an antique mirror that doubles as a portal to a magical Imperial Japan. Ages 8–12.

Flyboy by Kasey LeBlanc (May 14, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-328435-7). Asher visits a magic-filled circus in his dreams each night in order to escape his daily reality, where his trans identity remains a secret. Ages 13 and up.

The Fox Maidens by Robin Ha (Feb. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-268512-4) is a queer, feminist graphic novel reimagining the Fox Maiden legend from Korean mythology. Ages 13 and up.

The Only Light Left Burning by Erik J. Brown (May 28, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-333827-2). In this sequel to All That’s Left in the World, a hurricane and a shocking betrayal force Andrew and Jamie to seek new shelter and face old enemies. Ages 13 and up.

Return of the Vengeful Queen by C.J. Redwine (Apr. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-290899-5) concludes the fantasy duology about a fierce princess fighting for lasting peace that began with Rise of the Vicious Princess. Ages 13 and up.

What Monstrous Gods by Rosamund Hodge (Mar. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286913-5). Lia’s destiny is to kill Ruven, a heretic sorcerer; but when she succeeds, she learns that she also must marry into the royal family... or die. Ages 13 and up.

Girls Like Her by Melanie Sumrow (June 25, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-334328-3). While in jail awaiting trial for murder, Ruby is hesitant to trust the one person who may be able to help clear her name. Ages 14 and up.

Out of Body by Nia Davenport (Feb. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-325571-5) is a YA thriller with a body-swap twist, exploring themes of friendship and identity. Ages 14 and up.


The Digger is back on the job in The Digger and the Dark by Joseph Kuefler (June 25, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-323793-3), ages 4–8. My First I Can Read picks up Fox versus Fox by Corey R. Tabor (Mar. 5, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-327795-3), ages 4–8. I Can Read Level 2 grows with Makeda Makes a Home for Subway by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, illus. by Lydia Mba (June 4, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-321728-7), ages 4–8. Joining Camp Sylvania by Julie Murphy and Crystal Maldonado is Moon Madness (May 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-334726-7), ages 8–12. Emmie & Friends welcomes Always Anthony by Terri Libenson (May 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-332092-5), ages 8–12. Supernatural Investigations by B.B. Alston expands with Amari and the Despicable Wonders (June 25, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297522-5), ages 8–12. Tales from Cabin 23 by Justina Ireland continues with The Boo Hag Flex (May 14, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-328782-2), ages 8–12. And Twin Crowns by Catherine Doyle and Katherine Webber closes with Burning Crowns (May 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-332643-9), ages 14 and up.


Teal Pumpkin Halloween by Cynthia Platt, illus. by Shauna Lynn Panczyszyn (July 16, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-337418-8). Inspired by the allergy-friendly movement, this board book can be displayed on a family’s doorstep in place of a teal-painted pumpkin to signal that they’re offering nonfood items for trick-or-treaters on Halloween. Ages up to 4.

Awe-Samosas! by Marzieh Abbas, illus. by Bhagya Madanasinghe (Mar. 26, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-325727-6). Noor must improvise to make her Dadijaan’s samosa recipe for the first time without all of the correct ingredients. Ages 4–8.

The City Sings Green & Other Poems About Welcoming Wildlife by Erica Silverman, illus. by Ginnie Hsu (Apr. 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-358-43456-6), explores the environmental impact of humans and showcases the many ways that we can rewild cities across the globe. Ages 4–8.

A Family Tree by Staci Lola Drouillard, illus. by Kate Gardiner (May 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-324246-3), chronicles the changes brought upon a beloved family tree that needs to be uprooted and planted on new land. Ages 4–8.

First Day, Hooray! by June Sobel, illus. by Nabila Adani (June 11, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-326578-3). A class of children learns to identify and process a wide array of feelings on the first day of school. Ages 4–8.

Free to Be Fabulous by David McMullin, illus. by Robbie Cathro (Apr. 30, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-323968-5). After winning the school talent show, Daniel soon realizes that not everyone loves his signature shimmy-kick. Ages 4–8.

The Iguanodon’s Horn: How Artists and Scientists Put a Dinosaur Back Together Again and Again and Again by Sean Rubin (Mar. 19, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-06-323921-0), highlights the role of artists in the scientific process. Ages 4–8.

Nana in the Country by Lauren Castillo (Feb. 20, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-544-10217-0). Nana comes from the city to visit her grandson in the country. Ages 4–8.

Trunk-or-Treat by Chris Ayala-Krones, illus. by Rea Zhai (July 16, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-334789-2), is a rhyming Halloween picture book for car and vehicle lovers, with an ode to the growing trunk-or-treat trend. Ages 4–8.

Wolfgang in the Meadow by Lenny Wen (July 16, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-328894-2). Little ghost Wolfgang isn’t sure he wants to become the great spirit of the Dark Castle if it means leaving his beloved meadow. Ages 4–8.

Your House Is Not Just a House by Idris Goodwin, illus. by Lorraine Nam (May 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-358-68344-5), invites readers to see that our homes are more than places to live—they are vessels for creativity and joy. Ages 4–8.

The Dark Skies Mystery: A WWII Thriller by Deron R. Hicks (July 30, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-330641-7). In 1942, aspiring journalist Henry uncovers a secret at a famous mansion and is drawn into a dangerous series of events. Ages 8–12.

A Little Bit Super: With Small Powers Come Big Problems, co-edited by Leah Henderson and Gary D. Schmidt (Mar. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-68342-1). In this humorous collection, middle-grade authors each introduce a young character who is coping with a minor superpower—and owning it as a part of their individuality. Ages 8–12.

Lucky Duck by Chris Kurtz (Feb. 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-331134-3). Frank, the odd one out in a family of ducks, discovers both his courage and unique identity when he saves his family from an invading fox. Ages 8–12.

The Lumbering Giants of Windy Pines by Mo Netz (Mar. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-326653-7). When her mother disappears from the creepy motel at the edge of the woods where they are staying, Jerry and her trusty wheelchair brave the forest and its demons to save her. Ages 8–12.

Medusa by Katherine Marsh (Feb. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-330374-4). After Ava is sent to a boarding school in Venice that is especially for children who are descended from mythological monsters, she uncovers a terrible secret that could change the world. Ages 8–12.

The Old Willis Place Graphic Novel by Mary Downing Hahn, adapted by Scott Petersen et al. (July 16, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-358-65015-7), is a graphic novel version of one of Hahn’s most popular ghost stories. Ages 8–12.

Spy Ring by Sarah Beth Durst (May 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-332345-2). Two modern-day kids discover the truth about an American Revolutionary War–era female spy through a treasure-hunt adventure in their hometown of Setauket, N.Y. Ages 8–12.

They Call Me No Sam by Drew Daywalt, illus. by Mike Lowery (June 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-61290-2). Sam, an insolent yet noble pug, will go to any lengths to protect his family from the bad guys. Ages 8–12.

Tree. Table. Book. by Lois Lowry (Apr. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-329950-4). Precocious 11-year-old Sophie sets out to help her elderly neighbor and dear friend with her memory issues and ends up listening to a treasure trove of illuminating stories. Ages 8–12.

Wires Crossed by Beth Fantaskey, illus. by ONeillJones (Apr. 30, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-358-39621-5). Twelve-year-old Mia navigates the ups and downs of middle school and new and old friendships in this graphic novel. Ages 8–12.

Dragonfruit by Makiia Lucier (Apr. 9, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-358-27210-6). In order to return to her homeland and save her kingdom, exiled Hanalei must track down a rare seadragon egg—a dragonfruit—whose magic is said to grant any wish. Ages 13 and up.


Little Blue Truck motors along with Little Blue Truck Feeling Happy: A Touch-and-Feel Book by Alice Schertle, illus. by Jill McElmurry (Mar. 26, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-334270-5), ages up to 3. Gossie & Friends by Olivier Dunrea welcomes Pearl (Feb. 13, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-547-86759-5) and Pearl’s Lost Pearls (June 4, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-547-86758-8), ages 4–8. The Circuit by Francisco Jiménez, illus. by Celia Jacobs, gains The Circuit Graphic Novel (Mar. 26, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-358-34822-1), ages 8–12.


Safiyyah’s War by Hiba Noor Khan (May 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-335186-8) is inspired by the true story of how the Grand Mosque of Paris saved the lives of hundreds of Jews during World War II. Ages 8–12.


Black & White in Color by Tana Hoban (May 14, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-338474-3). This accordion-format board book features black-and-white images of recognizable objects from a child’s world, accompanied by color photographs of babies interacting with those objects. Ages up to 4.

Brandon and the Baby by Brian Pinkney (June 11, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-315984-6). Brandon deals with all the emotions that come with being a big brother and welcoming a new sibling to the family. Ages 4–8.

Finding Things by Kevin Henkes, illus. by Laura Dronzek (May 14, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-324566-2), encourages readers to be creative and find purpose and connections in the world that surrounds them. Ages 4–8.

Flamingos Are Pretty Funky:
A (Not So) Serious Guide
by Abi Cushman (June 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-323444-4) introduces these tall, wading birds known for their bright pink color and other interesting traits. Ages 4–8.

A Friend for Eddy by Ann Kim Ha (Mar. 12, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-331546-4). When Eddy the goldfish leaps out of his bowl to be closer to his new friends, his perspective of the world widens in unexpected ways.
Ages 4–8.

Merdaddy by Wednesday Kirwan (Apr. 16, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-328027-4). A child and their father imagine great ocean adventures as they bond during bath time. Ages 4–8.

Tomorrow’s Lily by Chris Raschka (Feb. 13, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-304937-6). In an extraordinary garden, seven daylilies bloom—one each day—over the course of a sun-drenched week. Ages 4–8.

The Cats of Silver Crescent by Kaela Noel (Apr. 30, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-295600-2). Eleven-year-old Elsby discovers a family of talking cats living in the house next door and helps them harness the magic that made them that way. Ages 8–12.

Felix Powell, Boy Dog by Erin Entrada Kelly (July 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-333716-9). When a mysterious spell turns Felix into a dog, he is amazed—but will he ever return to being a regular boy? Ages 8–12.

The First State of Being by Erin Entrada Kelly (Mar. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-333731-2). Twelve-year old Michael, a boy living in an ordinary apartment complex in 1999, meets a mysterious boy from the future with a book that outlines the events of the next 20 years. Ages 8–12.

Listen to This by Jennifer Blecher (Mar. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-314073-8). In this tale told from dual points of view, two tweens navigate secrets, rumors, shifting friendships, overbearing parents, and a first dance, as they try to survive seventh grade. Ages 8–12.

Plum to the Rescue! by Matt Phelan (May 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-329629-9). Is young peacock Plum responsible enough to watch over five new, exuberant peachicks at the zoo? Ages 8–12.

Princess Protection Program by Alex London (Feb. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-330387-4). Rosamund joins other fugitive fairy tale princesses escaping unwanted affections, untimely ends, and all the other perils of their stories. Ages 8–12.

Release the Wolves by Stefan Bachmann (June 25, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-321039-4). A young blacksmith who witnesses a friend being killed by a legendary monster must decide between waiting for war in fear and silence, or fighting back. Ages 8–12.

Sabrena Swept Away by Karuna Riazi (June 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-309871-8). Sebrena, whose family claims descendancy from sailor Sinbad, finds herself swept away by a strange ocean and into the stories spun by queen Scheherazade in One Thousand and One Nights. Ages 8–12.

Waking the Dead and Other Fun Activities by Casey Lyall (May 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-323987-6). Kimmy’s family funeral home business has a unique (and secret) specialty—raising the newly deceased to grant them one last wish. Ages 8–12.

When Wishes Were Horses by Cynthia Voigt (May 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299692-3). Four kids in the same town are mysteriously connected by magic when they are each granted two wishes. Ages 8–12.

Dispatches from Parts Unknown by Bryan Bliss (May 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-296227-0). Ever since her father died three years ago, Julie hears his favorite professional wrestler providing a running commentary on her life. Ages 13 and up.

Grace Note: Poems for Mothers by Naomi Shihab Nye (May 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269187-3) delivers 100 never-before-published poems with themes of family, kindness, empathy, grief, and resilience. Ages 13 and up.

A Greater Goal: The Epic Battle for Equal Pay in Women’s Soccer-and Beyond by Elizabeth Rusch (July 30, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-322090-4) chronicles how members of the U.S. Women’s National Team fought for fair treatment and equal pay. Ages 13 and up.


I Can Read Level 3 adds Libby Loves Science: States of Matter by Kimberly Derting and Shelli R. Johannes, illus. by Joelle Murray (Apr. 30, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-311662-7), ages 4–8. And A Voice of the Wilderness Picture Book welcomes The Wolf Effect: A Wilderness Revival Story by Rosanne Parry, illus. by Jennifer Thermes (May 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-296958-3), ages 4–8.


Ant Story by Jay Hosler (Mar. 26, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-329399-1) follows the trail of young leafcutter ant Rubi, who shares tales of friendship and adventure in her colony. Ages 8–12.

A for Effort by Jarad Greene (Mar. 5, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-303287-3). In this semi-autobiographical graphic novel, Jay juggles Shakespeare, new friends, and college expectations in his freshman year of high school. Ages 8–12.

Gamerville by Johnnie Christmas (May 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305681-7). A video gamer’s championship aspirations are dashed when his parents send him to Camp Refresh, where electronics are forbidden and kids are forced to socialize, eat healthy, and spend time outside. Ages 8–12.

Lunar Boy by Jes and Cin Wibowo (May 14, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305759-3). Indu, a trans boy from the moon, feels like he doesn’t belong when he moves to Earth. Ages 8–12.

Unhappy Camper by Lily Lamotte, illus. by Ann Xu (Apr. 23, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297389-4). When total opposites Claire and Michelle attend a Taiwanese American summer camp, they learn more about their culture and each other. Ages 8–12.

A Tale of Two Knights: Tristan and Lancelot by James Persichetti and Lisa Biehler (May 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-54123-3). Knights of the Round Table Lancelot and Tristan set out on a quest to find the missing magician Merlin, but instead discover an unexpected romance. Ages 13 and up.

Homebody by Theo Parish (Apr. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-331958-5). This debut graphic novel memoir tells the story of a nonbinary person finding a home in their own body. Ages 14 and up.

Pillow Talk by Stephanie Cooke, illus. by Mel Valentine Vargas (Apr. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-52571-4). College freshman Grace, a.k.a. Cinderhella, must quiet her insecurities as a fierce competitor in the PFF, an underground pillow fight league that’s part roller derby, part professional wrestling. Ages 14 and up.

Sunhead by Alex Assan (May 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-311357-2). When Rotem’s classmate Ayala takes an interest in her latest obsession—a vampire romance novel called Sunrise—Rotem suddenly feels a little less alone and more like herself than ever before. Ages 14 and up.

The Worst Ronin by Maggie Tokuda-Hall, illus. by Faith Schaffer (May 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-46493-8). An unlikely pair of female samurai join forces, fighting actual demons while running from internal ones. Ages 14 and up.


New to I Can Read Comics Level 1 is Fish and Clam by Sergio Ruzzier (May 21, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-329037-2), ages 4–8. I Can Read Comics Level 2 charges up with Friendbots: Blink and Block Build a Fort by Vicky Fang (Feb. 6, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-328964-2), ages 4–8. And I Can Read Comics Level 3 greets The Fix-Its: Nail Needs Help by Sarah Lynne Reul (Feb. 6, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-329550-6) and Tiny Tales: Firefly Night by Steph Waldo (May 14, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-328961-1), ages 4–8.

Cat & Cat Adventures by Susie Yi continues with The Staff of Knowledge (July 23, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-338136-0), ages 6–10. Joining Cryptid Club by Michael Brumm, illus. by Jeff Mack, is You Don’t Know Jackalope (July 9, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-306087-6), ages 6–10. Team Unihorn and Woolly, following a woolly mammoth who longs to join the new superhero group in town, debuts with Attack of the Krill by Alexis Frederick-Frost (Apr. 16, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-300206-7), ages 6–10. Dungeons & Dragons: Dungeon Club welcomes Time to Party by Molly Knox Ostertag, illus. by Xanthe Bouma (June 11, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-06-303926-1), ages 8–12. Lightfall by Tim Probert gains The Dark Times (Apr. 2, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-308090-4), ages 8–12. Odds by Matt Stanton concludes with The Power of Being Odd (Apr. 16, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-306903-9), ages 8–12. Officer Clawsome by Brian Smitty Smith, illus. by Chris Giarrusso, is back on the beat with Crime Across Time (Apr. 23, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-313639-7), ages 8–12. Warriors Graphic Novel welcomes The Prophecies Begin by Erin Hunter, illus. by Natalie Riess (July 16, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-320387-7), ages 8–12. Hunter’s Warriors Manga issues Warriors: The Rise of Scourge (Mar. 12, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-335174-5), ages 8–12. And unOrdinary by uru-Chan picks up unOrdinary Volume 2 (July 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-358-52123-5), ages 14 and up.


Legends of Hip-Hop: Biggie Smalls: An Opposites Biography by Pen Ken, illus. by Saxton Moore (May 21, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-323430-7). Readers can explore this rapper’s roots, musical influences, and career, all while learning opposites like big and small and fast and slow. Ages up to 4.


Pete the Cat makes a purrfect entrance with Pete the Cat for Class President! (May 21, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-311148-6) and Pete the Cat’s Wacky Taco Tuesday (Mar. 5, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-297441-9), both by James and Kimberly Dean, ages 4–8.


ASAP by Axie Oh (Feb. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-329930-6). When Sori’s K-pop star ex-boyfriend is rocked by scandal, she offers him a hideaway with her. Ages 13 and up.

Darker by Four by June CL Tan (Apr. 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-328384-8) launches a contemporary fantasy duology set in the Chinese underworld, drawing inspiration from diaspora folklore. Ages 13 and up.

Have You Seen This Girl by Nita Tyndall (May 21, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-330588-5). Because Sid’s father is currently serving a life sentence for murdering five girls 10 years ago, suspicion falls on Sid when another girl goes missing. Ages 13 and up.

Icarus by K. Ancrum (Mar. 26, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-328578-1). A young art thief falls in love with the son of the man he’s been stealing from. Ages 13 and up.

The Lilies by Quinn Diacon-Furtado (May 28, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-331819-9). Four boarding school students hoping to secure membership in the prestigious Lilies Society get trapped in a mysterious time loop. Ages 13 and up.

The Mirror World by Femi Fadugba (July 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-307864-2). As an ambitious freshman at Oxford, 18-year-old Rhia uncovers a disturbing link between the secret society recruiting her and her recent apocalyptic visions in the Upper World. Ages 13 and up.

Not About a Boy by Myah Hollis (July 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-334198-2). As Amélie tries to put her grief-stricken past behind her, she’s startled by the discovery of a long-lost sister who puts into question everything she thought she knew. Ages 13 and up.

One Killer Problem by Justine Pucella Winans (June 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-332448-0). When Gigi and her friends find their favorite teacher lying dead in a pool of blood, they set out to solve the murder. Ages 13 and up.

Queerceañera by Alex Crespo (May 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-325740-5). Joaquin is thrown into a whirlwind of telenovela-level drama when he finds himself fake-dating his childhood crush for his “queerceañera.” Ages 13 and up.

The Redemption of Daya Keane by Gia Gordon (May 28, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-331837-3). Daya learns that her longtime crush is a youth leader at her town’s looming evangelical megachurch and must decide who she’s willing to become to be with her. Ages 13 and up.

Someday Daughter by Ellen O’Clover (Feb. 20, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-325508-1). Audrey rethinks everything she has carefully planned for her life when she’s forced to spend a summer with the self-help superstar mother she’s never bonded with. Ages 13 and up.

Stefi and the Spanish Prince by Donna Freitas (July 23, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-266214-9). While summering in Barcelona, Stefi falls in love with Xavi, who is secretly the heir to the Spanish throne. Ages 13 and up.

Trespass Against Us by Leon Kemp (July 16, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-332485-5). Two years after they visited an abandoned and allegedly haunted religious reform school, Riley and his friends return to find out what happened to Riley’s boyfriend who disappeared one terrifying night. Ages 13 and up.

Beneath These Cursed Stars by Lexi Ryan (July 9, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-331190-9). A human princess armed with death’s kiss and a fae shifter on the run become unlikely allies on a mission to assassinate an evil king. Ages 14 and up.

The Hedgewitch of Foxhall by Anna Bright (Mar. 12, $19.99,
ISBN 978-0-06-308357-8). A rebellious witch undertakes a last-ditch quest to restore magic to medieval Wales—as two princes vie for her heart. Ages 14 and up.


Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard closes with Fate Breaker (Feb. 27, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-06-311606-1), ages 13 and up.


Circle of Love by Monique Gray Smith, illus. by Nicole Neidhardt (Mar. 12, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-307870-3). Molly introduces readers to her family and friends at their diverse and welcoming intertribal community center. Ages 4–8.

I Am Osage: How Clarence Tinker Became the First Native American Major General by Kim Rogers, illus. by Bobby Von Martin (Feb. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-308116-1), spotlights the achievements of Tinker, a member of the Osage Nation who became the U.S. Army’s first Native American major general. Ages 4–8.

When We Gather (Ostadahlisiha):
A Cherokee Tribal Feast
by Andrea L. Rogers, illus. by Madelyn Goodnight (May 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-307679-2). As the dirt warms and green sprouts poke up in early spring, a Cherokee girl joins her family in the hunt for green onions. Ages 4–8.

Red Bird Danced by Dawn Quigley (June 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-322362-2). Ariel and Tomah find the comfort and strength they need in the community at their large urban Native housing project. Ages 8–12.

Looking for Smoke by K.A. Cobell (June 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-331867-0). When a classmate is murdered during the Indian Days powwow on her Blackfeet Reservation, Mara gets to know three other teens who are involved with the case—even though the murderer could be among them. Ages 13 and up.


Bad Like Us by Gabriella Lepore (Mar. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-335-45387-7). In this dual-POV whodunit, a group of high school seniors lets loose during spring break on the Oregon coastline—until someone is murdered, and no one can be trusted. Ages 13 and up.

Compass and Blade by Rachel Greenlaw (Mar. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-335-01232-6). This romantasy trilogy kickoff delivers mysterious siren magic, a love triangle with two boys hiding their own secrets, and plenty of danger. Ages 13 and up.

Daniel, Deconstructed by James Ramos (Feb. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-335-01002-5) follows a nerdy, autistic high schooler who learns to embrace his main character energy in this ode to movie tropes and LGBTQ+ love. Ages 13 and up.

Relit: 16 Latinx Remixes of Classic Stories, edited by Sandra Proudman (Feb. 6, $20.99, ISBN 978-1-335-01001-8). Sixteen YA authors revamp classics, myths, and fairy tales to center multilayered Latinx experiences through fantasy, science fiction, and a dash of magic. Ages 13 and up.

Teenage Dirtbags by James Acker (Apr. 9, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-335-00996-8). A diverse and queer cast of unlikely friends comes together to exact revenge on the person who wronged them. Ages 14 and up.


A Holly-Mei Book continues with The Not-So-Simple Question by Christina Matula (Apr. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-00999-9), ages 8–12. Ring of Solomon by Aden Polydoros presents Nightmares in Paradise (Apr. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-00997-5), ages 8–12.

HarperCollins/Quill Tree

A Crown of Stories: The Life and Language of Beloved Writer Toni Morrison by Carole Boston Weatherford, illus. by Khalif Thompson (Apr. 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-291103-2), tells the story of this esteemed African American author’s life and career. Ages 4–8.

Lighthouse and the Little Boat by Katie Frawley, illus. by Ben Mantle (May 28, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-311423-4). Lighthouse worries that he won’t be able to protect a little boat who goes too far out in the water during a storm. Ages 4–8.

Mr. Pei’s Perfect Shapes: The Story of Architect I.M. Pei by Julie Leung, illus. by Yifan Wu (May 28, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-300630-0), chronicles how this Chinese American architect revolutionized the world of architecture. Ages 4–8.

The Cookie Crumbles by Tracy Badua, Alechia Dow (June 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-325458-9). Best friends Laila and Lucy must solve the mystery behind a baking competition gone awry. Ages 8–12.

Dinner at the Brake Fast by Renee Beauregard Lute (June 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-332490-9). Tacoma sets off from her family’s Pacific Northwest roadside diner to steal back an important picture for her father, while planning to cook the best dinner ever. Ages 8–12.

The Girl Who Kept the Castle by Ryan Graudin (June 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-322941-9). Faye must save the only home she’s ever known from destruction when a wizard’s competition goes amiss. Ages 8–12.

Invisible Isabel by Sally J. Pla, illus. by Tania de Regil (July 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-326885-2). Shy Isabel’s fears and worries of being overshadowed get stronger by the day. Ages 8–12.

Lily Xiao Speaks Out by Nicole Chen (May 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-332945-4). A grunge-loving Taiwanese American tween must use her voice to fight for ESL support at her school. Ages 8–12.

Made in Asian America: A History for Young People by Erika Lee and Christina Soontornvat (Apr. 30, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-324293-7) shines a light on the generations of Asian Americans who have transformed the U.S. and who continue to shape what it means to be American today. Ages 8–12.

Murray Out of Water by Taylor Tracy (May 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-332681-1) is a coming-of-age exploration of queer identity, family, and friendship set during a hurricane on the Jersey Shore. Ages 8–12.

The Partition Project by Saadia Faruqi (Feb. 27, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-311581-1). Maha’s passion for journalism inspires her to learn more about her grandmother’s experience of the Partition of India and Pakistan. Ages 8–12.

Samira’s Worst Best Summer by Nina Hamza (May 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302494-6). Samira fears that she’s going to have the worst summer ever, until she meets a new best friend worth fighting for. Ages 8–12.

Sona and the Golden Beasts by Rajani LaRocca (Mar. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-329540-7). When Sona discovers a wolf pup with golden ears, she believes it might be related to one of the five sacred beasts of Devia and vows to keep it safe. Ages 8–12.

The Strange Wonders of Roots by Evan Griffith
(May 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-328796-9). During a summer spent with her uncle in Vermont, Holly finds herself compelled to step up and fight to conserve a grove of trees from deforestation. Ages 8–12.

The World Divided by Piper by Caela Carter (Mar. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299666-4). Piper, who was diagnosed with early onset puberty and has been taking shots to keep it at bay since she was six, worries what will happen when her doctor advises stopping the medication. Ages 8–12.

Book, Beast, and Crow by Elizabeth Byrne (Mar. 12, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-248478-9). A group of teens face catastrophic, world-bending consequences after their friend gets bitten by the town’s most feared creature: the beast that lives behind the Great Swamp wall. Ages 13 and up.

Break to You by Neal Shusterman, Debra Young, and Michelle Knowlden (July 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287576-1). Adriana and Jon fall in love in the harsh juvenile detention center in which they are both imprisoned when they start to communicate through Adriana’s journal, left in the center’s shared library. Ages 13 and up.

The Ping-Pong Queen of Chinatown by Andrew Yang (July 16, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-334041-1). Two high school students form a complicated bond while filming a mockumentary. Ages 13 and up.

Spilled Ink by Nadia Hashimi (June 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306049-4). An Afghan American teenager’s small town is thrown into controversy and violence when her brother, taking a stand against hatred, plays a prank that some think went too far. Ages 13 and up.

Sunrise Nights by Jeff Zentner and Brittany Cavallaro (June 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-332453-4). Florence and Jude meet at their sleepaway camp’s closing celebration and decide to take a chance. Ages 13 and up.

Tempest by K. Ibura (June 11, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-308103-1). When Veronique moves to New Orleans, she learns of a secret society that comes after people with elemental magic, like her power over the wind. Ages 13 and up.

True Love and Other Impossible Odds by Christina Li (May 14, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-324604-1). For a project for her statistics class, Grace comes up with an algorithm to pair students with their perfect romantic partner. Ages 13 and up.

We Got the Beat by Jenna Miller (Feb. 20, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-324338-5). School newspaper journalist Jordan uses an assignment for a feature story on her arch nemesis Mackenzie as an opportunity for revenge. Ages 13 and up.

We’re Never Getting Home by Tracy Badua (Apr. 16, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-321780-5). After a painful friendship breakup, Jana and Maddy find themselves in the same car bound for a music festival to see their favorite band. Ages 13 and up.

Asking for a Friend by Kara H.L. Chen (July 23, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-323788-9). Juliana teams up with her childhood frenemy to start a dating-advice column. Ages 14–14.


Infinity Cycle by Adam Silvera wraps up with Infinity Kings (Mar. 12, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288236-3), ages 14 and up.


Emergency Quarters by Carlos Matias, illus. by Gracey Zhang (May 28, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-327145-6). Ernesto is tempted to spend the shiny quarters his mother gives him for emergencies on treats. Ages 4–8.

The Museum of Very Bad Smells:
A Dare to Scratch ‘n’ Sniff Mystery
by Monica Arnaldo (July 16, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-327144-9). Somebody stole the world-famous rotten egg from the Museum of Very Bad Smells and it’s up to readers to sniff out the culprit. Ages 4–8.

A Place for Feelings by Corey Ann Haydu, illus. by Geeta Ladi (Apr. 23, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-326945-3). When Mara’s feelings are too wild, too messy, and too much, where will they fit in her very tidy town? Ages 4–8.

Spider in the Well by Jess Hannigan (Mar. 19, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-328947-5). A boy discovers that a spider and its web have been intercepting the town’s wishes at the wishing well and collecting gold coins for itself. Ages 4–8.

A Tiny Difference by June Tate (May 21, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-311415-9) shows how when you’re in a funk, tiny differences might help make a big difference. Ages 4–8.

Finn and Ezra’s Bar Mitzvah Time Loop by Joshua S. Levy (May 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-324824-3). Finn and Ezra are trapped in a bar mitzvah time loop, reliving their celebrations in the same New Jersey hotel over and over again. Ages 8–12.

Fortune Tellers by Lisa Greenwald (May 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-325585-2). Three recently separated best friends discover that the paper fortune tellers they made in third grade are the key to staying close through middle school. Ages 8–12.

Fowl Play by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb (July 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-327403-7). When Charlie, the African grey parrot that Chloe’s Uncle Will bequeathed her starts blurting out the words murder and cyanide, Chloe feels compelled to investigate her beloved uncle’s death. Ages 8–12.

With Twice the Love, Dessie Mei by Justina Chen (May 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-330652-3). Dessie Mei meets a girl who looks exactly like her and the girls learn they were adopted from the same orphanage in Hunan—but Dessie was adopted into a white family, and her twin was adopted into a Taiwanese American one. Ages 8–12.

The Boyfriend Wish by Swati Teerdhala (Feb. 13, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-327915-5). After a South Indian American teen makes a wish upon a flower for her perfect boyfriend, a new boy moves in right next door. Ages 13 and up.

Dark Parts of the Universe by Samuel Miller (Apr. 23, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-316048-4). A group of teenagers find a dead body while playing an app-based adventure game that sends players to seemingly random locations. Ages 13 and up.

Bad Graces by Kyrie McCauley (June 18, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-324309-5). After Liv steals her perfect sister’s identity, the luxury yacht she’s taking hits a violent storm and the passengers wind up stranded on a remote island. Ages 14 and up.

How the Boogeyman Became a Poet by Tony Keith Jr. (Feb. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-329600-8). This debut YA memoir in verse traces Keith’s journey from being a closeted Black teen battling poverty, racism, and homophobia to becoming an openly gay first-generation college student who finds freedom in poetry. Ages 14 and up.

Under This Red Rock by Mindy McGinnis (Mar. 19, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-323041-5). As Neely grapples with the death of her brother, she starts a new job deep in the caverns of Ohio—only to become the number one suspect in her co-worker/crush’s murder. Ages 14 and up.


Mythics by Lauren Magaziner, illus. by Mirelle Ortega, marches on with Kit and the Nine-Tailed Fox (May 14, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-305898-9), ages 8–12.


A Place to Shine by Marie Arnold (June 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-325175-5). Sunny and her younger brother find love, family, and beauty in the most unexpected of places after their grandmother develops dementia. Ages 8–12.

Brownstone by Samuel Teer, illus. by Mar Julia (June 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-39474-7). When biracial teen Almudena is left with her Guatemalan American father for the summer, they work together, despite their language barrier, to fix up his old, broken-down brownstone. Ages 14 and up.


World of ¡Vamos! by Raúl the Third greets Let’s Celebrate Halloween and Día De Los Muertos (July 16, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-327713-7), ages 4–8.

HarperCollins/Walden Pond

The Creepening of Dogwood House by Eden Royce (July 30, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-325140-3). After his mother’s death, Roddie is adopted by an aunt and uncle he barely knows, and discovers that a ghost from his family’s past haunts their house. Ages 8–12.

The Sibling Code by John David Anderson (May 14, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-327931-5). Claire runs away after a horrible fight with her mother, but when she calls and asks to spend a day with her younger brother, he tries to convince her to come home. Ages 8–12.

Hazy Dell


Eek-a-Boo Books by Mark Waters, illus. by Laura Borio, shivers along with Little Boos Feel the Groove (May 28, $12.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-948931-49-6) and Little Boos on the Loose (Apr. 30, $11.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-948931-43-4), ages up to 5.

Hearst Home Kids

Car and Driver Trivia Zone: 180 Outrageous Facts About the World’s Coolest Cars by Dan Bova, edited by Car & Driver (May 14, $25, ISBN 978-1-958395-77-6), aims to answer young car enthusiasts’ most burning car- and truck-related questions. Ages 8–12.

History Channel This Day in History for Kids: 1001 Remarkable Moments and Fascinating Facts by Dan Bova, illus. by Russell Shaw (Mar. 5, $25, ISBN 978-1-958395-79-0), provides a visual adventure through history with day-by-day accounts of extraordinary events, notable people, and incredible inventions. Ages 8–12.


Squirrels! This Is Not a Book About Dinosaurs by Mélina Shoenborn, illus. by Felipe Arriagada-Nunez, trans. by Jeffrey K. Butt (June 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-3-03964-035-5). When a loud-mouthed dinosaur meets a brainy squirrel, readers learn that everyone has a story to tell. Ages 4–8.

Vigdis: A Book About the World’s First Female President by Rán Flygenring (May 7, $19.95, ISBN 978-3-03964-041-6). In 1980, Vigdis Finnbogadóttir became the world’s first woman to be the democratically elected president of her country, Iceland. Ages 4–8.

Highlights Press


Highlights Find the Kind welcomes The Biggest Day in Kindness History by Samantha Berger, illus. by Marina Verola (June 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64472-455-2), ages 4–8. And Highlights Joke Books adds Dad Jokes: The Cheesiest, Corniest Joke Book Ever! (Feb. 13, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63962-153-8), ages 6–9.


We Need Everyone by Michael Redhead Champagne, illus. by Tiff Bartel (May 7, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-77492-011-4), issues a call to action for kids to identify their gifts and use them to contribute to their community. Ages 6–8.

Kodiaks: Home Ice Advantage by David A. Robertson (Apr. 9, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-77492-101-2). As 11-year-old Alex navigates a new school and hockey team, he becomes a target for bullying because he’s Indigenous. Ages 9–12.


Mothers of Xsan gains The Bee Mother by Brett D. Huson, illus. by Natasha Donovan (May 7, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-77492-080-0), ages 9–12.

Holiday House

Baby Animals! Here We Grow by Shelley Rotner (Mar. 5, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-8234-5683-3) provides a photographic look at the stages of development of animals. Ages up to 3.

I Would Love You Still by Adrea Theodore, illus. by Ken Wilson-Max (Apr. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5366-5). A trip to the zoo inspires a parent to list all the ways they love their child, no matter how wild they are. Ages 3–6.

Insha’allah, No, Maybe So by Rhonda Roumani and Nadia Roumani, illus. by Olivia Aserr (May 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5441-9), introduces this common Arabic word for life’s uncertainties. Ages 3–7.

Amazing Abe: How Abraham Cahan’s Newspaper Gave a Voice to Jewish Immigrants by Norman H. Finkelstein, illus. by Vesper Stamper (Feb. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5164-7), spotlights the founder and longtime editor of the Yiddish language newspaper the Forverts (the Forward), which, in its heyday, was a major newspaper in the U.S. Ages 4–8.

Five Stories by Ellen Weinstein (Apr. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5167-8). Five children, from five different cultures and in five different decades, grow up in the same building on the Lower East Side of New York City. Ages 4–8.

Turtle-Turtle and the Wide, Wide River by Jane Hillenbrand, illus. by Will Hillenbrand (Mar. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5397-9). When the river rises, young Turtle-Turtle needs his friends’ help reaching higher ground. Ages 4–8.

Collecting and Graphing Data by David A. Adler, illus. by Ed Miller (July 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4863-0). Janet and Ben use graphs and data collection to make decisions about their day spent at the fair. Ages 7–10.

Disabled Athletes: 22 True Stories of Top Competitors, Adventurers, and Explorers by David A. Adler (July 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5630-7) profiles the world’s most accomplished disabled athletes. Ages 7–10.

Jerry, Let Me See the Moon by Jeffrey Ebbeler (May 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5309-2). When Jerry discovers his new town is a sanctuary for were-creatures, humans who turn into animals when the moon is full, he must uncover a conspiracy and take down the instigators who are trying to tear the place apart. Ages 8–12.

The Luminous Life of Lucy Landry by Anna Rose Johnson (Mar. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5363-4). Lucy, a French-Ojibwe orphan, is sent to live with a mysterious family of lighthouse-keepers on Lake Superior—and, she hopes, to find the legendary necklace her father spent his life seeking. Ages 8–12.

The (Mostly) True Story of Cleopatra’s Needle by Dan Gutman (June 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5484-6). Five kids who watched Cleopatra’s Needle in New York’s Central Park at each phase of its history recount the story of how something that seemed to be impossible succeeded against all odds. Ages 8–12.

Not the Worst Friend in the World by Anne Rellihan (Feb. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5479-2). Eleven-year-old Lou will do just about anything to prove herself to her new friend—and the best friend she betrayed. Ages 8–12.

One Big Open Sky by Lesa Cline-Ransome (Mar. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5016-9). Three women in 1879 Mississippi narrate their perilous wagon journey westward in this intergenerational verse novel exploring the Black homesteader movement. Ages 8–12.

The Supernatural Files of CJ Delaney by Carol Williams (May 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5412-9). Kid reporter CJ spends summer vacation unmasking witches, rescuing kidnapped pets, and saving the town from evil. Ages 8–12.

Table Titans Club by Scott Kurtz (Mar. 5, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5316-0). When the future of the tabletop gaming club at her new school is threatened, Val goes on a quest to save it, in this series kickoff. Ages 8–12.

Warrior on the Mound by Sandra W. Headen (Mar. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5378-8). Twelve-year-old Cato narrates this story of racial unrest in 1935 North Carolina that ends with a match between white and Black Little League teams. Ages 8–12.

The Deadly Daylight by Ash Harrier (Mar. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5562-1). When 12-year-old Alice, who receives messages from the dead in her father’s funeral home, believes a recently deceased client was murdered, she’s on the case. Ages 9–12.

Breathing Underwater by Abbey Nash (Mar. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5386-3). Seventeen-year-old competitive swimmer Tess grapples with an epilepsy diagnosis, while navigating a new crush and an uncertain future. Ages 14 and up.

Dead Girls Talking by Megan Cooley Peterson (June 11, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5701-4). Though everyone’s convinced that Bettina’s father murdered her mother a decade ago, a new string of copycat murders forces Bettina to consider that he might be innocent. Ages 14 and up.

Joined at the Joints by Marissa Eller (July 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5621-5). When baking-obsessed Ivy meets an attractive boy who shares her rare diagnosis—juvenile rheumatoid arthritis—sparks fly. Ages 14 and up.

The Loudest Silence by Sydney Langford (July 30, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5624-6). In this dual-perspective story, two queer teens find belonging in friendship. Ages 14 and up.

Take All of Us by Natalie Leif (June 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5661-1). An undead teen must discover the boy he loves before he loses his mind and body. Ages 14 and up.

The Worst Perfect Moment by Shivaun Plozza (May 14, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5634-5). Tegan, a dead teenager and Zelda, an angel, feature in this queer romance imagining what it might feel like to come of age in the afterlife. Ages 14 and up.


My Friend, Mi Amigo picks up Let’s Play in the Park/Juguemos en el parque by René Colato Laínez, illus. by Nomar Perez (Mar. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5381-8), ages 3–7. Joining I Like to Read are Friends Are Fun by Steve Henry (Feb. 6, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5478-5), My Day with Mom by Rae Crawford (Apr. 16, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5264-4), and I See a Rat by Paul Meisel (May 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5560-7), ages 4–8.

I Like to Read Comics expands with The Best Worst Camp Out Ever by Joe Cepeda (Apr. 30, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5394-8), The Luna Sisters and Their Amazing Lunafish by Dan Yaccarino (June 25, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5636-9), and A New Car for Pickle by Sylvie Kantorivitz (June 25, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5620-8), ages 4–8.

Zooni Tales by Vikram Madan issues A Friend Till the End (June 11, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5358-0), ages 5–8. Books for a Better Earth presents Frozen in Time: What Ice Cores Can Tell Us About Climate Change by Carmella Van Vleet (Feb. 27, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5398-6), ages 7–11; Fire Escape: How Animals and Plants Survive Wildfires by Jessica Stremer, illus. by Michael Garland (June 11, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5442-6), ages 8–12; and Wildlife Crossings of Hope by Teddi Lynn Chichester, illus. by Jamie Green (June 11, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5354-2), ages 10–up. And Bunnybirds, an animal fantasy graphic novel series, launches with Bunnybirds #1 by Natalie Linn (May 28, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4926-2), ages 8–12.

Titles in Spanish

Cómo se construye una casa (Apr. 23, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8234-5707-6), El clima y cómo hablar de el (Apr. 23, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8234-5706-9), Las frutas que comemos (July 23, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8234-5801-1) and Las verduras que comemos (July 23, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8234-5802-8), all by Gail Gibbons, ages 4–8.

Series in Spanish

New ¡Me gusta leer! titles are: Los gatos y el pastel by Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss, illus. by Steve Henry (July 23, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8234-5803-5), Me gusta mi carro by Michael Robertson (July 23, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8234-5804-2), and ¡Yo También! by Valeri Gorbachev (May 7, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8234-5796-0), ages 4–8. And ¡Me gusta leer! cómics gains Búho y Pingüino by Vikram Madan (July 23, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8234-5795-3) and Rana y la pelota by Kathy Caple (July 23, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8234-5806-6), ages 4–8.

Holiday House/Ferguson

Not a Smiley Guy by Polly Horvath, illus. by Boris Kulikov (Apr. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4987-3). Horvath’s picture book debut stars Ernest, a happy kid who just doesn’t smile, and whose loving family learns that we each have our own ways of showing how we feel. Ages 4–6.

The Last Apple Tree by Claudia Mills (June 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5710-6). When feuding neighbors Sonnet and Zeke are paired up for a class project, they unearth a secret that could uproot 12-year-old Sonnet’s family. Ages 9–12.

Holiday House/Porter

Hello, Sun by Julie Downing (Apr. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5205-7) follows the sun and the creatures it shines on from dawn to nightfall. Ages 4–6.

Big Bear and Little Bear Go Fishing by Amy Hest, illus. by Erin E. Stead (May 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4975-0). Big Bear and Little Bear are in the mood to go fishing, but first they need the right attire, poles in a red wagon, a basket of freshly baked scones, and a good book to read. Ages 4–8.

Bunny Should Be Sleeping by Amy Hest, illus. by Renata Liwska (Mar. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5341-2). Bunny can’t sleep because Dad forgot to check on him, so he sets out to check on Dad. Ages 4–8.

City of Leafcutter Ants: A Sustainable Society of Millions by Amy Hevron (June 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5318-4) tunnels under the rainforest floor to reveal the bustling metropolis of the leafcutter ants, where each ant plays a role in building and running their city. Ages 4–8.

Daisy the Daydreamer by Jennifer P. Goldfinger (Mar. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5355-9). No matter where she is or what she’s doing, Daisy’s imagination kicks in to make things more interesting—but sometimes it causes trouble. Ages 4–8.

Desert Song by Laekan Zea Kemp, illus. by Beatriz Gutiérrez Hernández (June 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5392-4). A family joins the natural music of the Texas desert night in this tale of tradition and memory. Ages 4–8.

Gifts from Georgia’s Garden: How Georgia O’Keeffe Nourished Her Art by Lisa Robinson, illus. by Hadley Hooper (Mar. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5266-8). This biography takes readers behind the scenes of O’Keeffe’s famous flower paintings to her sustainable homestead in New Mexico. Ages 4–8.

How to Eat a Mango by Paola Santos, illus. by Juliana Perdomo (July 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5388-7). Abuelita teaches Carmencita that you can’t rush mango-eating. Ages 4–8.

If You Want to Ride a Horse by Amy Novesky, illus. by Gael Abary (Mar. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5695-6). A girl dreams about the joys of owning, riding, and caring for horses. Ages 4–8.

Life After Whale: The Amazing Ecosystem of a Whale Fall by Lynn Brunelle, illus. by Jason Chin (June 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5228-6), shows how, after its death, a blue whale’s enormous body sinks to the bottom of the ocean and becomes a bustling new ecosystem. Ages 4–8.

Looking for Peppermint: Or Life in the Forest by Maxwell Eaton III (Feb. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5208-8). A girl shares stories and facts about the woods near her home while catching up with her mischievous dog. Ages 4–8.

Not Perfect by Maya Myers, illus. by Hyewon Yum (Apr. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5170-8). While working on a school assignment, Dot learns how to embrace mistakes. Ages 4–8.

Nothing: John Cage and 4’33 by Nicholas Day, illus. by Chris Raschka (Apr. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5409-9), offers a look at the history of Cage’s 4’33”, a musical composition of blank bars, and its first live performance. Ages 4–8.

A Party for Florine: Florine Stettheimer and Me by Yevgenia Nayberg (July 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5410-5). A girl visits a museum and forms a special connection with this modernist painter. Ages 4–8.

The Plant Rescuer by Matthew Rivera (May 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5499-0). Manny harnesses love, determination, and a visit to the library to care for his first plant and make his gardener father proud. Ages 4–8.

Saudade by Ana Crespo, illus. by André Ceolin (June 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5229-3). A girl and her Brazilian immigrant mother contemplate what makes them feel saudade, a Portuguese and Galician word with no perfect translation to English: a strong, melancholy longing for something you once had. Ages 4–8.

With Dad by Richard Jackson, illus. by Brian Floca (May 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4495-3). When a boy’s father is called away to war, he takes comfort in cherished memories of a camping trip with Dad and looks forward to his return. Ages 4–8.

Titles in Spanish

Canción del Desierto by Laekan Zea Kemp, illus. by Beatriz Gutiérrez Hernández (June 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5797-7) and Cómo se come un mango by Paola Santos, illus. by Juliana Perdomo (July 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5798-4), ages 4–8.

Hometown World


ABCs Regional by Sandra Magsamen rounds up ABCs of Alabama (June 4, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7282-8711-9), ABCs of Oregon (June 4, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7282-8705-8), and ABCs of Washington (June 4, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7282-8702-7), ages up to 3. New Local Baby Books include Arizona Baby by Jerome Pohlen, illus. by Kyle Reed (May 7, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7282-8598-6), Iowa Baby by Pohlen, illus. by Brooke O’Neill (May 7, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7282-8601-3), and New Jersey Baby by Shirley Vernick, illus. by Ryan Wheatcroft (Apr. 2, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7282-8592-4), ages up to 4. And The Littlest Bunny hops along with An Easter Adventure by Lily Jacobs, illus. by Robert Dunn (Feb. 6, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4642-1676-3), ages 1–4.

Hungry Tomato


Dogs by Annabel Griffin, illus. by Marina Halak, expands with Cuddly Companion Dogs (Feb. 1, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-916598-07-2), Pawsome Dog Awards (Feb. 1, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-916598-08-9), and Wonderful Working Dogs (Feb. 1, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-916598-05-8), ages 7–11. Buzz Books by Paul Stevenson makes some moves with Deadly Snakes (Feb. 1, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-915461-87-2), NASCAR (Feb. 1, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-915461-89-6), and Parkour (Feb. 1, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-915461-92-6), ages 7–12.



The Girl with the Magic Ponytails by Karen J. Young, illus. by Yoko Matsuoka, returns in French Tales (May 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-957317-16-8), ages 3–6.


The Hunger and the Dusk by G. Willow Wilson and Chris Wildgoose (June 11, $21.99 paper, ISBN 979-8-88724-082-4). In a dying world where only mortal enemies—humans and orc—remain, a group of fearsome ancient humanoids arrive from across the sea. Ages 13 and up.

Taka by Ryan Jampole (March 19, 16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68405-976-8). When Taka accidentally unleashes a horde of evil robots, she begrudgingly takes up the mantle of Mech Fighter trying to recapture them and protect her city. Ages 13 and up.

Inhabit Media

I Am a Rock by Ashley Qilavaq-Savard, illus. by Pelin Turgut (Apr. 9, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-475-2), takes readers on a journey through the Arctic landscape from the point of view of a child’s pet rock. Ages 3–5.

Raven Boy by Rosemarie Avrana Meyok, illus. by Marcus Cutler (Apr. 2, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-494-3), retells a traditional Inuit story of an older woman cast aside by her camp who crafts a doll that comes to life and raises the boy as her son. Ages 6–8.

Mythical Monsters of Greenland: A Survival Guide by Maria Bach Kreutzmann, illus. by Coco Apunnguaq Lynge (June 4, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-499-8), guides readers through the dos and don’ts of encountering mythical beings of the Arctic wilderness. Ages 9–12.

Arctic Song: Creation Stories from the Arctic by Neil Christopher (June 18, $28.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-497-4) is a collection of traditional Inuit stories based on the short animated film Arctic Song. Ages 18 and up.


Animals Illustrated adds Arctic Fox by Brian Koonoo, illus. by Joseph Starkey (May 7, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-485-1), ages 6–8. And My Wild Arctic Friends welcomes Wolf Pup by Etua Snowball, illus. by Emma Crossland (Apr. 2, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-483-7), ages 6–8.

Iron Circus

Indiginerds, edited by Alina Pete (July 16, $20 paper, ISBN 978-1-63899-133-5). This comics anthology includes 11 stories about Indigenous people balancing traditional ways of knowing with modern pop culture. Ages 14 and up.


Student Ambassador by Ryan Estrada continues with The Silver City (May 14, $15 paper, ISBN 978-1-63899-132-8), ages 8–12.


Not Finished Yet: Trusting God with All My Feelings by Sharon Garlough Brown, illus. by Jessica Linn Evans (May 7, $16, ISBN 978-1-5140-0795-2). Wren discovers her love of painting in Gran’s art studio, and Gran encourages her to use art as a way to explore her feelings and prayer. Ages 4–8.

Penny Preaches: God Gives Good Gifts to Everyone! by Amy Dixon and Rob Dixon, illus. by Jennifer Davison (July 9, $18, ISBN 978-1-5140-0858-4). Young Penny wonders if she could become a preacher, but when she practices on some kids in the neighborhood it doesn’t go so well. Ages 4–8.

Zion Learns to See: Opening Our Eyes to Homelessness by Terence Lester and Zion Lester, illus. by Subi Bosa (Mar. 12, $18, ISBN 978-1-5140-0669-6). Zion joins her father at work at the community center and learns about people experiencing homelessness, recognizing that all people matter to God. Ages 4–8.

Kane Miller

Which Ears? (Mar. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-663-0) and Which Tail? (Mar. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-662-3) by Elsa Martins. Readers can turn the wheel to give the books’ characters mismatched ears or tails or find the correct sets. Ages 1–3.

Five Little Axolotls (May 1, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-817-7) and Five Little Ducks (May 1, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-747-7) by Susie Brooks, illus. by Sally Payne, turn a traditional rhyme into an interactive game with a magnetic fishing rod. Ages 3–5.

Duck Goes Meow by Juliette MacIver, illus. by Carla Martell (May 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-896-2). When Duck goes “meow,” the other animals try to convince him that he’s making the wrong noise—until they meet his mother. Ages 3–6.

Gina Kaminski Saves the Wolf by Craig Barr-Green, Francis Martin (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-786-6). An autistic girl who uses a pictorial emoji chart to share her emotions takes readers along on her journey into the story of “Little Red Riding Hood,” determined to fix some of the big mistakes in the tale. Ages 4–8.

Measuring Me by Nicola Kent (Mar. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-787-3) explores different kinds of measurement and introduces math concepts. Ages 4–8.

Worries Big and Small by Hannah Wilson, illus. by Samara Hardy (Mar. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-805-4), is a guide for children as they encounter the everyday challenges and typical fears of childhood. Ages 5–8.

Menus for Meerkats and Other Hungry Animals by Ben Hoare, illus. by Hui Skipp (Mar. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-830-6), focuses on what 10 different creatures from around the world eat. Ages 6–9.

This Book Will Self-Destruct by Ben Sanders (May 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-897-9). Armed with an array of gadgets, spy dog Agent Harrier must diffuse the bomb and find the culprit in this metafictional graphic novel. Ages 6–10.

Folk Stories and Tall Tales by Claire Cock-Starkey, illus. by Zanna Goldhawk (Mar. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-574-9), presents a treasury of folk stories and tales from cultures across North America. Ages 7–10.


Baby’s First Stories by Lily Murray, illus. by Jane Foster, featuring read-alouds and visuals to stimulate baby, debuts with Baby’s First Stories: 0-3 Months (May 1, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-910-5), Baby’s First Stories: 3-6 Months (May 1, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-911-2), and Baby’s First Stories: 6-9 Months (May 1, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-912-9), ages up to 1. Let’s All Play by Susie Brooks, illus. by Carly Gledhill, adds Night or Day (May 1, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-816-0) and Rain or Shine (May 1, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-815-3), ages 1–3. Dirty Dinosaurs by Janeen Brian, illus. by Ann James, draws a bath for I’m a Dirty Dinosaur Hide-and-Seek (May 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-818-4), ages 2–4. Hello, You by Jackie McCann, illus. by Sandra Eide, ramps up with Love Grows! (Mar. 1, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-624-1) and Sunshine Baby! (Mar. 1, $15.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-625-8), ages 2–4. Joining This Little by Coral Byers, illus. by Alberta Torres, is This Little Unicorn (Mar. 1, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-794-1), ages 2–5. New to Pop Pop Pop by Géraldine Cosneau are Around the House (Mar. 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-750-7), Bugs and Other Small Things (Mar. 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-751-4), and By the Sea (Mar. 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-753-8), ages 3–5. Read, Touch, Discover by Nick Ackland, illus. by Wendy Kendall, expands with Animals of the Savanna (Mar. 1, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-739-2), Remarkable Rainforest (Mar. 1, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-740-8), and Wonderful Wildlife (Mar. 1, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-741-5), ages 3–5.

School of Monsters and Beyond by Sally Rippin, illus. by Chris Kennett, issues Wheels, and Springs, and Moving Things! (May 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-921-1), ages 3–6. Shine-a-Light presents Mythical Creatures by Carron Brown, illus. by George Ermos (May 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-808-5), and Underground by Brown, illus. by Bonnie Pang (May 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-807-8), ages 4–8.

Adventuremice by Philip Reeve, illus. by Sarah McIntyre, grows with Mermouse Mystery (Mar. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-854-2) and Otter Chaos! (Mar. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-853-5), ages 5–8. Bear Grylls Outdoor Skills Handbook by Bear Grylls serves up Campfire Cooking (May 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-919-8), and Going Camping (May 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-920-4), ages 7–10. Dogs Do Science by Anna Claybourne, illus. by Luke Séguin-Magee, picks up Forces (Mar. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-779-8), Light (Mar. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-781-1), and Sound (Mar. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-780-4), ages 7–10. That’s a Job? gains I Like Making Things... What Jobs Are There? by Robin Pridy, illus. by Tom Woolley (Mar. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-516-9), ages 7–10. And Explore! travels along with America’s Great Journeys by Joe Yogerst, illus. by Hannah Bailey and Nic Jones (May 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-565-7), ages 10–13.


Cloudlanders by Christopher MacKie (Apr. 2, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-78250-840-3). From their home on a magic island floating above the flooded Earth, best friends Kurt (an eight-foot mushroom) and Flicker (a tiny gemstone faerie) see a plane heading straight for them. Ages 9–12.

Kids Can

A Crocodile Should Never Skip Breakfast by Colleen Larmour (June 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0834-5). A hungry crocodile who neglected to eat breakfast begins his job ferrying animal passengers across the river. What could go wrong? Ages 3–7.

Greetings, Floof! by C.J. Hong, illus. by A.J. Smith (June 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0723-2), guides readers through various actions to welcome and assist an alien explorer named Floof who has just landed on Earth. Ages 3–7.

Here Are the Seeds by Janay Brown-Wood, illus. by Olivia Amoah (May 7, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0830-7), follows two children as they grow a garden from seeds. Ages 3–7.

A Bindi Can Be... by Suma Subramaniam, illus. by Kamala Nair (May 7, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0803-1). A girl learns how to make a bindi in the traditional way with the help of her Paati, gaining an understanding of her culture and mindfulness along the way. Ages 4–8.

Garbage Gulls by Dorson Plourde, illus. by Isabella Fassler (June 4, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0708-9). While playing in an abandoned car on a hot summer day in a parking lot, two brothers imagine being carried off by seagulls for a day at the beach. Ages 4–8.

Little Shrew by Akiko Miyakoshi (June 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-1303-5). A diligent and punctual shrew discovers life’s unexpected joys as he goes about his days. Ages 5–8.

Unlucky Kid by Bob Holt (May 7, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0659-4). At the beach, or even at home during lunchtime, things go hilariously wrong for the unlucky kid in this graphic collection of three short stories. Ages 6–9.

A Planet Is a Poem by Amanda West Lewis, illus. by Oliver Averill (May 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0442-2), contains 14 original poems about planets and other bodies in our solar system. Ages 8–12.

Queer History A to Z: 100 Years of LGBTQ+ Activism by Robin Stevenson, illus. by Vivian Rosas (May 7, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0835-2), details the people, events, and places that have shaped queer history in North America. Ages 10–14.


Elinor Wonders Why adds Backyard Soup (May 7, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5253-0626-6) and The Search for Baby Butterflies (May 7, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5253-0625-9), both by Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson, ages 3–6. Willa and Wade by Judith Henderson, illus. by Sara Sarhangpour, an early reader graphic novel series starring an ostrich and penguin who are best pals, debuts with Willa and Wade and the Way-Up-There (June 4, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0842-0), ages 5–7. Frankie D, Vegan Vampire by Sally Dutra and Brian Dutra, illus. by Tiffani Brown (June 4, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0460-6), begins a graphic novel series introducing a newly vegan vampire trying to fit in at school after moving to America from Transylvania, ages 7–10. And Kids Book of picks up The Kids Book of Black History in Canada by Rosemary Sadlier, illus. by Arden Taylor (June 4, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0737-9), ages 8–12.


My Toddler Bible by Cecilie Fodor (Feb. 20, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-8254-4866-9) contains 28 Bible stories that include Scripture references taken from both the Old and New Testaments. Ages 1–3.

I Dream a Dream for You by Bob Hostetler (June 18, $11.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-8254-4858-4). Red panda parents envision bright futures for their kids, told through their dreams. Ages 3–7.

My Bigger Search and Find Bible by Jacob Vium-Olesen (Feb. 20, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-8254-4847-8) is designed to help kids understand that God’s love is bigger than we can imagine. Ages 4–6.

Can You Find Me in the Bible? by Andrew Newton (Apr. 16, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8254-4848-5) challenges readers to explore characters and animals in a Bible storybook format. Ages 5–9.


The Magical Moroccan Rug by Naveed Mir, illus. by Anisa Mohammed (Apr. 9, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-86037-967-6). Ten-year-old Yusuf’s grandfather visits from Morocco and gives him a seemingly ordinary rug that turns out to be anything but. Ages 8–12.


Song Book stays in tune with The Monkey, the Cow and the Wolf by Zain Bhikha (May 7, $11.95, ISBN 978-0-86037-921-8), ages 2–7. And Sulaiman is back for Wrestling Against Anger: Sulaiman’s Challenging Neighbour by Aliya Vaughan, illus. by Rakaiya Azzouz (June 18, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-86037-977-5), ages 7–10.


The Great Henna Party by Humera Malik, illus. by Sonali Zohra (Mar. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-915244-60-4). Noor’s family holds a henna party in honor of her cousin’s wedding. Ages 5–8.

A Hat Full of Sea by Maudie Smith, illus. by Jen Khatun (Apr. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-915244-66-6). Cora brings special gifts to Grandpa Jim while he is stuck in the hospital. Ages 5–8.

The Invisible Story by Jaime Gamboa, illus. by Wen Hsu Chen, trans. by Daniel Hahn (Apr. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-915244-76-5). A Braille story hidden in the darkest corner of the library is finally discovered and read by a blind reader. Ages 5–8.

My Momo-La Is a Museum by Mamta Nainy, illus. by Violet Kim (Mar. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-915244-63-5). Momo-la and her grandchild take a special trip around the city’s museums, connecting works of art to their own family memories and treasures. Ages 5–8.


One Extra Sparkle by Tricia Seabolt, illus. by Lucy Rogers, starring a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome, launches with Ellie and the Marriage List (May 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-915244-72-7), ages 7–11.


How Many Javelinas/¿Cuantas javelies? by April Lesher, illus. by Gabriala Vega (Apr. 9, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-958302-98-9). Readers join Mamá Javelina and her babies on an adventure to the park, where they sing, play, and face an unexpected encounter with a hungry coyote. Ages 2–10.

I Love America Because... by Terrilyn Trejo, illus. by Julia Olschanski (Mar. 26, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-960137-19-7), celebrates the many reasons we love America, from making diverse friends to exploring incredible places. Ages 3–9.

Thaddeus Thayn’s Guide to Merfolk by Ryan Law (Apr. 23, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-960137-67-8). World explorer Thaddeus shares his passion for magical creatures in a guidebook about merfolk. Ages 3–9.

Come Dance in the Rain by Steppie Morris, illus. by Ina Kotanko (Feb. 13, $20.99, ISBN 978-1-960137-16-6). Kids craft a plan to get their busy parents to step away from responsibilities and come outside to dance in the rain with them. Ages 3–10.

Demetri the Dragon by Julie Ivers, illus. by Diana Hernandez (June 18, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-960137-40-1). Demetri the dragon’s mother helps him overcome his fears and learn to fly. Ages 3–10.

Izzy’s Worries by Paul Gibson, illus. by Vanessa Montes Marin (July 16, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-960137-43-2). A caterpillar journeys from self-doubt to self-belief as he faces the questions and insecurities surrounding his transformation into a butterfly. Ages 3–10.

Beaker and Gonk by Debi Novotny, illus. by Adam Maguire (July 2, $20.99, ISBN 978-1-960137-22-7). Sibling dinosaurs Beaker and Gonk prepare a special birthday breakfast for Momma. Ages 4–9.

The Traveling Tales of Nacho & Lola—Day of the Dead by Terrilyn Trejo, illus. by Emily Brunner (June 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-960137-30-2). Two dogs celebrate the traditions of the Hispanic holiday Día de los Muertos. Ages 4–9.

Lee & Low

Pedro’s Yo-Yos: How a Filipino Immigrant Came to America and Changed the World of Toys by Rob Peñas, illus. by Carl Angel (Apr. 30, $20.95, ISBN 978-1-62014-574-6). This biography of businessman Pedro Flores reveals the backstory of one of America’s favorite toys, the yo-yo. Ages 4–7.

Behind My Doors: The Story of the World’s Oldest Library by Hena Khan, illus. by Nabila Adani (May 7, $20.95, ISBN 978-1-64379-423-5), tells the story of Al-Qarawiyyin Library, the oldest operating library in existence, originally founded by a Muslim woman in the ninth century. Ages 5–10.

Flap Your Hands: A Celebration of Stimming by Steve Asbell (Mar. 26, $20.95, ISBN 978-1-64379-200-2). This book by an autistic creator celebrates stims—the repetitive movements that provide focused stimulation to people on the autism spectrum. Ages 5–10.

Miles of Style: Eunice W. Johnson and the Ebony Fashion Fair by Lisa D. Brathwaite, illus. by Lynn Gaines (Feb. 6, $20.95, ISBN 978-1-62014-312-4), spotlights Ebony magazine cofounder Johnson and her role in creating the annual Ebony Fashion Fair series of fashion shows featuring Black models. Ages 6–11.

Wat Takes His Shot: The Life & Legacy of Basketball Hero Wataru Misaka by Cheryl Kim, illus. by Nat Iwata (June 18, $20.95, ISBN 978-1-64379-603-1), introduces this Japanese American basketball star—the first person of color to play in the NBA. Ages 6–12.

Lee & Low/Children’s Book Press

The Wild Ones by Megan Lacera and Jorge Lacera, illus. by Jorge Lacera (Apr. 9, $22.95, ISBN 978-0-89239-452-4). Four best friends turn to the mythical monsters from their respective cultures to help them save the only home they’ve ever known. Ages 5–10.

Title in Spanish

Los Bravos by Megan Lacera and Jorge Lacera (Apr. 9, $22.95, ISBN 978-0-89239-482-1), ages 5–10.

Lee & Low/Tu

Kicked Out by by A.M. Dassu (Apr. 23, $23.95, ISBN 978-1-64379-687-1). Ali organizes a charity soccer match to raise money for his best friend, while his own life is privately unraveling. Ages 10–14.

Safe Passage by G. Neri, illus. by David Brame (Mar. 26, $20.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64379-034-3). On the South Side of Chicago, 13-year-old Darius, his younger sister Cissy, and his best friend Booger set out to grab some of the cash blowing around town after an armored truck crashes on a nearby highway. Ages 12 and up.

Legendary Comics

Witches of Silverlake by Simon Curtis, illus. by Stephanie Son (May 14, $18.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68116-084-9). In this series launch, when Elliot joins the outcasts at his new private high school in a witch coven, they accidentally release a bloodthirsty demon that starts murdering their classmates and teachers. Ages 14 and up.


Grow Your Colors: Planting and Eating Healthy Foods with Sesame Street by Jennifer Cook (Feb. 6, $9.99 paper, ISBN 979-8-7656-2455-5). Sesame Street friends introduce young learners to the basics of planting a garden and eating healthy. Ages 4–8.


Touch the Sky by Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic, illus. by Chris Park (May 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-7284-6045-1), captures the unforgettable moment when a child learns how to pump on a swing. Ages 5–9.

The Rock in My Throat by Kao Kalia Yang, illus. by Jiemei Lin (Mar. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-7284-4568-7). In this true story, Yang shares her experiences as a Hmong refugee child navigating life at home and at school in America while carrying the weight of her selective mutism. Ages 5–10.

Best Believe: The Tres Hermanas, a Sisterhood for the Common Good by NoNieqa Ramos, illus. by Nicole Medina (Feb. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-7284-6044-4), showcases three sisters who moved from Puerto Rico to New York City as children and grew up to be pioneering activists in their Bronx community, focusing on schools, libraries, and the arts. Ages 6–10.

The Color of Sound by Emily Barth Isler (Mar. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-7284-8777-9). After musical prodigy Rosie stops playing the violin to have a more normal life, she meets a girl her age who turns out to be her mother at age 12. Ages 11–14.

Cruzita and the Mariacheros by Ashley Granillo (Apr. 2, $19.99, ISBN 979-8-7656-0850-0). Cruzita doesn’t want to take mariachi lessons, until she and her fellow mariacheros come up with a plan to save her family’s struggling bakery and to let Cruzita shine. Ages 11–14.


Wheeler and Gott’s Dino-Holidays celebrates with Dino-Earth Day (Mar. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-7284-6797-9), ages 5–9.

Lerner/Carolrhoda Lab

Pangu’s Shadow by Karen Bao (Feb. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-7284-7751-0). Rival apprentices at the most prestigious biology lab in the Pangu Star System become the prime suspects in their teacher’s murder and team up to clear their names. Ages 12 and up.

Eyes Open by Lyn Miller-Lachmann (May 7, $19.99, ISBN 979-8-7656-1011-4). Living under the Salazar dictatorship in 1960s Portugal, Sónia must find her voice as a poet and an activist after the government arrests her boyfriend and shuts down her family’s business. Ages 14 and up.

Lerner/Graphic Universe

Hotelitor: Luxury-Class Defense and Hospitality Unit by Josh Hicks (May 7, $16.99 paper, ISBN 979-8-7656-2335-0). An alien attack strands the luxury ship Hotelitor in deep space and 18-year-old intern Anna must save its guests from chaos. Ages 14 and up.

Just Another Story: A Graphic Migration Account by Ernesto Saade (Apr. 2, $17.99 paper, ISBN 979-8-7656-2336-7) tells the true story of 19-year-old Carlos and his mother Elena, who flee their life in El Salvador and make a treacherous journey north for a new start in the U.S. Ages 14 and up.

Title in Spanish

Una historia más: Un relato gráfico de migración by Ernesto Saade (Apr. 2, $17.99 paper, ISBN 979-8-7656-2334-3), ages 14 and up.


The Robot Makers by Friend Podoal, illus. by Jong-Hyun Hong, zips along with Coding Camp Chaos (Mar. 5, $15.99 paper, ISBN 979-8-7656-2344-2) and Next-Level Competition (Mar. 5, $15.99 paper, ISBN 979-8-7656-2345-9), ages 9–14.


All Aboard for Noah’s Ark! by Elana Azose, illus. by Monica Garofalo (Mar. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-7284-8682-6). Noah is building his ark and a pair of hedgehogs are on hand to make sure the plan goes off without a hitch. Ages 3–7.

The Apple Argument by Jane Yolen, illus. by Anita Barghigiani (May 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-7284-8645-1), presents the story of the Garden of Eden—told from the perspective of the fruits. Ages 3–7.

A Feather, a Pebble, a Shell by Miri Leshem-Pelly, illus. by Miri Leshem-Pelly (May 7, $18.99, ISBN 979-8-7656-0774-9). As a child explores the diverse natural landscapes and wonders of Israel, she always looks for a small thing to hold in her hand. Ages 3–8.

Jewish Mindfulness for Kids by Blanca Sissa, illus. by Camila Carrossine (Apr. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-7284-8644-4). These exercises encourage children to use everyday Jewish items to inspire mindfulness. Ages 3–8.

Sophie’s Monster Goes to Shul by Sandy Asher, illus. by Alexandra Colombo (Mar. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-7284-6023-9). Sophie isn’t scared of the imaginary monster in her closet anymore, so he follows her to synagogue hoping to find a new job. Ages 4–8.

This Is Not a Cholent by Sarah Sassoon, illus. by Viviana Garofoli (May 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-7284-8648-2). At a competition to see who makes the best cholent (a slow-cooked stew eaten on Shabbat), everyone is skeptical about the ingredients that Amira and her Iraqi Nana throw into their pot. Ages 4–8.

Things That Shimmer by Deborah Lakritz (Apr. 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-7284-7626-1). When an Israeli girl moves to town and wants to be accepted by the popular kids in school, she learns a lesson about the true meaning of friendship. Ages 8–12.


If I Were a Fungus by Gaia Stella (Mar. 5, $19.99, ISBN 979-8-7656-2713-6) introduces young readers to these fascinating life-forms. Ages 5–9.

Haiku, Ew! Celebrating the Disgusting Side of Nature by Lynn Brunelle, illus. by Julia Patton (Apr. 2, $20.99, ISBN 978-1-7284-9250-6). Haiku highlight 14 animals (and a few fungi) and the icky things they do. Ages 7–11.

Mami King: How Ma Mon Luk Found Love, Riches, and the Perfect Bowl of Soup by Jacqueline Chio-Lauri, illus. by Kristin Sorra (Apr. 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-7284-9235-3), recounts the true story of a young man who left China for the Philippines in 1918, desperate to earn a living—and the approval of the parents of the woman he loves—and how he created and sold the perfect chicken noodle soup. Ages 7–11.



Queer History Project expands with The Gender Binary Is a Big Lie: Infinite Identities Around the World by Lee Wind (Apr. 2, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7284-1454-6), ages 11 and up.

Levine Querido

The First Day of May by Henrique Coser Moreira (Mar. 5, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-382-5) is a wordless picture book in comics style about a girl’s first day outside after a long winter. Ages 3–7.

Grandma’s Roof Garden by Tang Wei, trans. by Kelly Zhang (Feb. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-701-4), follows an elderly woman in the bustling city of Chengdu, China, as she tends to her garden and feeds her community. Ages 4–8.

Joyful Song: A Naming Story by Lesléa Newman, illus. by Susan Gal (May 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-370-2). A Jewish boy and his two mothers form a parade through their diverse neighborhood to his younger sister’s naming ceremony at their synagogue. Ages 4–8.

The Shadow and the Ghost by Cat Min (Apr. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-368-9) depicts the unlikely friendship between a shadow that can only come out when it’s light out and a ghost that only emerges at night. Ages 4–8.

Tilted Sky by Yao Emei, trans. by Kelly Zhang (May 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-383-2). Bai Jian, a sixth-grade boy in China, is on a quest to find a safe home and a family. Ages 8–12.

Mani Semilla Finds Her Quetzal Voice by Anna Lapera (Mar. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-371-9) follows a 12-year-old half-Chinese and Filipino American, half-Guatemalan girl who wants two things: to get her period and to thwart her mother’s plan of taking her to Guatemala for the summer. Ages 10–14.

49 Days by Agnes Lee (Mar. 5, $18.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64614-375-7). A Korean American girl journeys to the afterlife, following the Buddhist tradition that a person must travel for 49 days after they die. Ages 12 and up.

The Art Thieves by Andrea Rogers (May 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-378-8) tells the story, set in 2052, of a Cherokee girl who meets a time-traveling art thief and has to make a terrible choice for her and her family. Ages 12 and up.

The Boy from Clearwater: Book 2 by Pei-Yun Yu, illus. by Jian-Xin Zhou, trans. by Lin King (May 7, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64614-373-3), concludes a duology about Taiwanese activist Tsai Kun-Lin as he puts his life back together following his imprisonment. Ages 12 and up.

The Girl, the Ring, & the Baseball Bat by Camille Gomera-Tavarez (Feb. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-265-1). Three Caribbean American teenagers in Jersey City encounter magical talismans that help them on an intertwined journey of discovery. Ages 12 and up.

How Do I Draw These Memories? by Jonell Joshua (Feb. 27, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-271-2). In this illustrated memoir, Joshua recalls a tumultuous childhood shuttling between Georgia and New Jersey, grappling with her mother’s mental illness. Ages 12 and up.

Markless by C.G. Malburi (June 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-377-1). In a world where a person’s worth is determined by the strength of the mark on their palm, a Markless witch and a powerful princess fall in love. Ages 12 and up.

Sheine Lende: An Elatsoe Prequel by Darcie Little Badger, illus. by Rovina Cai (Apr. 16, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-379-5). This prequel to Elatsoe centers on Ellie’s grandmother as a teenager on a search for her disappeared mother and a lost child, accompanied by a ghost bloodhound. Ages 12 and up.

Where Wolves Don’t Die by Anton Treuer (June 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-381-8) focuses on an Ojibwe boy’s coming of age running a trapline with his grandfather up north, while he and his family try to thwart a vengeful threat from their past. Ages 12 and up.

Titles in Spanish

El príncipe y la coyote by David Bowles, illus. by Amanda Mijangos (Apr. 9, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64614-277-4), ages 12 and up. And La formación de Yolanda la Bruja by Lorraine Avila, trans. by Mechi Annaís Estévez Cruz (Feb. 6, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64614-278-1), ages 12 and up.

Lil’ Libros

My First 100 Dino Words in English and Spanish (Apr. 30, $13.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-948066-98-3) and My First 100 Ocean Words in English and Spanish (Apr. 30, $13.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-948066-97-6) by Emma Garcia, illus. by Hazel Quintanilla, are bilingual first glossaries of dinosaur- and ocean-related words. Ages up to 5.

Love Is Still Winning/El amor siempre triunfará by Fabienne Doucet, illus. by J de laVega (Mar. 12, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-948066-11-2), encourages readers to practice seeing the good that exists all around them. Ages 4–8.


Dr. Ochoa’s Stellar World by Ellen Ochoa, illus. by Citlali Reyes, welcomes Arts (Feb. 20, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-948066-31-0), ages up to 5. And Medias naranjas greets Lucy & Desi by Nayeli Reyes, illus. by Ellia Ana Hill (Feb. 27, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-948066-13-6), ages up to 5.

Little Bee

The Belly Song by Mother Moon, illus. by Leah Giles (July 2, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4998-1628-0), celebrates various kinds of bellies and promotes kindness towards our own bodies and others. Ages up to 3.

Just Like You by Anne Wynter, illus. by Letícia Moreno (Mar. 12, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4998-1448-4). A toddler causes mayhem in a well-meaning attempt to mirror parental actions while getting ready for a picnic. Ages up to 3.

No More Sleeping In by Wynter, illus. by Moreno (Mar. 12, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4998-1449-1). A child mistakenly thinks it’s morning and goes around waking up the entire family so they can play. Ages up to 3.

Patrick and the Not So Perfect Party by Wynter, illus. by Shirley Hottier (June 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1446-0). Patrick’s perfect birthday party goes awry when his brother mistakenly writes “dress like your favorite foot” instead of “food” on the invitations. Ages 3–6.

A Song for Nolan by Rushie Ellenwood, illus. by Sally Chen (June 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1523-8). Following a boys’ skate and a girls’ skate, non-binary Nolan requests a song for everyone during a birthday party at a roller rink. Ages 3–6.

Hello: How Nüwa Created the World by Viola Wang (Feb. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1492-7). In this Chinese creation myth, Nüwa, a young goddess, creates the first human out of clay so that she can have a friend to say “hello” to. Ages 4–8.

Nen and the Lonely Fisherman by Ian Eagleton, illus. by James Mayhew (Apr. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1593-1). A lonely fisherman falls for a singing merman in this queer retelling of “The Little Mermaid.” Ages 4–8.

Peggy the Always Sorry Pigeon by Wendy Meddour, illus. by Carmen Saldaña (Mar. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1594-8). A seagull helps an overly apologetic pigeon learn the right and wrong time to say sorry. Ages 4–8.

Seeker of Truth: Kailash Satyarthi’s Fight to End Child Labor by Srividhya Venkat, illus. by Danica da Silva Pereira (July 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1569-6), offers a portrait of Satyarthi, who devoted his life to battling international child labor and exploitation, earning him a Nobel Peace Prize. Ages 4–8.

You Are Part of the Wonder by Ruth Doyle, illus. by Britta Teckentrup (Feb. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1490-3), details the beautiful things that wait outdoors and encourages children to explore the world around them and reflect on nature. Ages 4–8.


Baby Steps by Douglas Florian, illus. by Christiane Engel, toddles along with Bed! Bed! Bed! (Mar. 5, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4998-1590-0), ages up to 3. Delish Deelights by Steph Stilwell serves up Pie Love You (May 7, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4998-1711-9), ages up to 3. Uncle Bobby returns for Uncle Bobby’s Family by Sarah S. Brannen, illus. by Forrest Burdett (May 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1473-6), ages 3–6. New to Monster and Me by Cort Lane, illus. by Ankitha Kini, is The Secret Beneath the Palace (Apr. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1500-9), ages 6–8. And Band Camp by Brian “Smitty” Smith about the hijinks of four anthropomorphic musical instruments at Band Camp, kicks off with All Together Now! (May 7, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4998-1515-3). ages 6–9.

Little Bee/Buzzpop


Crayola colors in the season with Let’s Go to School (June 25, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4998-1713-3) and Color the World with Kindness, illus. by Alyssa Nassner (Feb. 6, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4998-1537-5), ages up to 3. Joining Baby Shark by Pinkfong are 123 Bite (May 7, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4998-1662-4) and Doo Doo Doo Sing-Along (Mar. 26, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4998-1661-7), ages up to 5. And Bossy Bear, tying into the Nickelodeon animated program, begins with The Best Day Ever! by David Horvath (May 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1613-6), ages 4–7.

Little Bee/Yellow Jacket

Jaime by L.D. Lapinski (May 28, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4998-1680-8). When non-binary Jamie is forced to choose between a girls’ and boys’ middle school, they advocate for their own place in the system. Ages 8–12.

Rapunzella, or, Don’t Touch My Hair by Ella McLeod (June 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1611-2). This genre-bending novel weaves together 15-year-old Zella’s ordinary life and a dangerous fairy-tale universe, celebrating Black hair and the power of coming into your identity. Ages 12 and up.

Little Comet


Tummy Time by Mama Makes Books scoots along with Playtime! A Tummy Time Play Book for Babies (Mar. 5, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-63655-096-1), ages up to 1.

Little Island

The Slug and the Snail by Oein DeBhairduin, illus. by Olya Anima (Mar. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-915071-07-1), is a traditional Irish Traveller tale about accepting differences and learning to choose your own path. Ages 4–7.

I Am the Wind: Irish Poems for Children Everywhere by Lucinda Jacob and Sarah Webb, illus. by Ashwin Chacko (Apr. 2, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-915071-09-5), includes contemporary poems and beloved favorites. Ages 7 and up.

Bank by Emma Quigley (May 7, $13.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-910411-97-1) presents an action-packed story about the rise and fall of a bank set up by school friends to lend money to their classmates. Ages 10–14.

Black & Irish: Legends, Trailblazers & Everyday Heroes by Leon Diop and Briana Fitzsimons, illus. by Jessica Louis (Apr. 9, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-915071-23-1), spotlights the careers, dreams, and achievements of a range of Black Irish people. Ages 14 and up.

Grapefruit Moon by Shirley-Anne McMillan (June 11, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-915071-42-2). Can poetry, friendship, and a class trip to Spain give the teenage students of an elite school in Belfast the courage to be true to themselves? Ages 16 and up.


Wildlord by Philip Womack greets Ghostlord (Feb. 6, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-915071-26-2), ages 12–16.

Little, Brown

Dinosaurs in Trucks Because Hey, Why Not? by Sandra Boynton (May 7, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-316-57466-2) imagines what happens when you give some dinosaurs their very own trucks. Ages up to 3.

The Gabi That Girma Wore by Fasika Adefris and Sara Holly Ackerman, illus. by Netsanet Tesfay (Feb. 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-47077-3), traces the life, from seed to shop, of the Gabi—a traditional Ethiopian cloth that is used to celebrate community and culture. Ages 4–7.

I Do Not Eat Children by Marcus Cutler (Feb. 20, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-316-47472-6). A smooth-talking monster insists he doesn’t eat children, despite kids vanishing at a crowded playground. Ages 4–7.

I Lived Inside a Whale by Xin Li (Feb. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-49227-0). Quiet Emma seeks peace inside a blue whale. Ages 4–7.

Only: The Bird Who Liked Being Alone by Airlie Anderson (Feb. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-40961-2). A bird named Only likes being alone, but doesn’t want to be lonely. Ages 4–7.

Treehouse Town by Gideon Sterer, illus. by Charlie Mylie (Feb. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-59262-8), explores every branch, nook, and cranny of a treetop utopia built by children and their animal friends. Ages 4–7.

Avatar: The Last Airbender: Heart of a Hero by Kat Zhang, illus. by Debbie Oak (Feb. 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-40801-1), is a new picture-book adaptation based on the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Ages 4–8.

The Big Bang Theory: A Matter of Friendship by Ivan Cohen, illus. by Jen Taylor (July 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-50687-8). This tie-in, referencing the TV show The Big Bang Theory, features clever kids Sheldon, Howard, Amy, and more at the Siebert Science Fair. Ages 4–8.

Brown Girl, Brown Girl by Leslé Honoré, illus. by Cozbi A. Cabrera (June 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-31403-9). Based on a viral poem by Blaxican poet and activist Honoré, this picture book travels through the past, present, and future of brown and Black girls. Ages 4–8.

The Days Are Long, the Years Are Short by Aya Morton (Mar. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-42045-7) presents a day-in-the-life story of a family enjoying every minute of their messy, wonderful time together. Ages 4–8.

Do Mommies Ever Sleep? by Kim Howard, illus. by Karen Obuhanych (Mar. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-66966-5), offers a look at a mother’s exhaustion through her baby’s point of view. Ages 4–8.

The Dream Catcher by Marcelo Verdad (May 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-33066-4). As Miguel and Abuelito work in the hot Oaxacan sun, Miguel has only one wish: to have his parents by his side. Ages 4–8.

Keyana Loves School by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley (July 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-06830-7). Keyana must find a bit of confidence to present her school project in front of everyone. Ages 4–8.

Miguel Must Fight! by Jamie Ofelia, illus. by Sara Palacios (Apr. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-36509-3). Miguel, an artist in a family of sword fighters, finds a unique way to help when a dragon attacks his village. Ages 4–8.

Pelican Can! by Toni Yuly (May 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-49781-7) showcases the various things that pelicans can do. Ages 4–8.

Popo & Meimei Can Help by Cathy Wu (Apr. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-50070-8). Popo, who doesn’t speak any English, and her granddaughter Meimei, who is learning Mandarin Chinese at home, find ways to help each other. Ages 4–8.

Soul Step by Jewell Parker Rhodes and Kelly McWilliams, illus. by Briana Mukodiri Uchendu (June 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-56271-3), follows one girl’s journey to discover the history and joy of step dancing. Ages 4–8.

Sumo Libre by Joe Cepeda (June 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-45372-1). This cross-cultural friendship story celebrates two iconic wrestling styles. Ages 4–8.

Waiting in the Wings by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton, illus. by E.G. Keller (Apr. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-28308-3). The star of stage and screen and her daughter and longtime co-author tell a tale of ducklings who stopped traffic and charmed a community. Ages 4–8.

Wings of an Eagle: The Gold Medal Dreams of Billy Mills by Billy Mills and Donna Janell Bowman, illus. by S.D. Nelson (July 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-316-37348-7), chronicles how Native American runner Mills overcame great challenges to become a record-breaking gold medalist in the 1964 Olympics. Ages 4–8.

Wonderful Goodbyes by Kelly Wu (Apr. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-31332-2). A child learns how to say goodbye to Bailey, her beloved family dog. Ages 4–8.

Amir and the Jinn Princess by M.T. Kahn (July 23, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5797-0). Set in Pakistan, this tale follows a wealthy 12-year-old human boy, Amir, and a jinn princess as they search for Amir’s missing mother and enter a tournament of heirs. Ages 8–12.

Bridge to Bat City by Ernest Cline (Apr. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-46058-3). After losing her mother, 13-year-old Opal moves in with her Uncle Roscoe on the family farm and befriends a group of orphaned, music-loving bats. Ages 8–12.

Crushed by Melanie Conklin (July 16, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-50917-6). When her best friend, Eve, returns to middle school after an extended absence, Sophie launches an investigation to discover the truth behind Eve’s sudden change. Ages 8–12.

The Door Is Open by Hena Khan (Apr. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-45063-8). This novel of interconnected stories celebrates the diversity of South Asian American experiences in a local community center. Ages 8–12.

Flying Through Water by Mamle Wolo (May 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-70396-3) follows Sena’s journey from poverty to empowerment as he escapes human traffickers in rural Ghana. Ages 8–12.

The Grandest Game by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (July 30, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-316-48101-4). This tale of an annual competition run by billionaire Avery Grambs and the four infamous Hawthorne brothers begins a new series set in the world of the Inheritance Games. Ages 12 and up.

Roswell Johnson Saves the World! by Chris Colfer (June 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-51504-7). In this series launch, an 11-year-old kid obsessed with extraterrestrial life is thrilled to be accidentally abducted by aliens. Ages 8–12.

This Again? by Adam Borba (Apr. 16, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-55318-6). Noah runs into a version of himself from nine days in the future, who insists that if Noah does every thing he says, they can achieve their dream of perfection. Ages 8–12.

Vega’s Piece of the Sky by Jennifer Torres (June 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-47136-7). A meteorite comes crashing down on the lives of three middle schoolers, changing everything they know about family, friendship, and community. Ages 8–12.

Six Truths and a Lie by Ream Shukairy (Mar. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-56459-5). Six Muslim teens are falsely accused of a deadly attack following a Fourth of July bonfire. Ages 13 and up.

The Brightwood Code by Monica Hesse (May 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-04565-0). When telephone operator Edda receives a panicked call from someone who uses the code word “Brightwood,” she has no choice but to confront her past as a WWI switchboard operator in the U.S. Army. Ages 14 and up.

Girl in Question by Tess Sharpe (May 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-57491-4). Nora’s murderous stepfather kidnaps a teen girl, mistaking her for Nora, in this suspenseful tale of survival. Ages 14 and up.

Heiress Takes All by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka (June 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-56675-9). Seventeen-year-old Olivia is determined to pull off the perfect heist in the midst of her father’s wedding. Ages 14 and up.

How to Die Famous by Benjamin Dean (July 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-51960-1). Rising teen star Abel secretly investigates his brother’s suspicious death while experiencing the highs and lows of fame. Ages 14 and up.

I’ll Be Waiting for You by Mariko Turk (Apr. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-70344-4). Teenagers Natalie and Leander navigate love, loss, and everything in between during a summer internship at a famously haunted hotel. Ages 14 and up.

Right Here, Right Now by Shannon Dunlap (Apr. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-41542-2). The lives of two grieving teens collide in this novel about facing loss and love on a quantum scale. Ages 14 and up.

Rules for Camouflage by Kirstin Cronn-Mills (June 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-56795-4). A neurodivergent teen struggles during her final month of high school when a shocking act of violence pushes her community over the edge. Ages 14 and up.

So Witches We Became by Jill Baguchinsky (July 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-56880-7). Nell’s secrets cause her and her friends to become trapped on a private Florida island during spring break by a curse that surrounds the island in a toxic mist. Ages 14 and up.

This Book Won’t Burn by Samira Ahmed (May 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-54784-0). Noor finds a way to stand up for her beliefs when she discovers that hundreds of books by queer and BIPOC authors are being removed from her school library in accordance with a new school board policy. Ages 14 and up.

This Night Is Ours by Ronni Davis (Apr. 16, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-316-37361-6). For 18-year-old Brandy, the summer before college brings uncertainty about the future, familial pressure, and a budding romance. Ages 14 and up.


The Color Monster by Anna Llenas presents Dr. Color Monster and the Emotions Toolkit (May 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-57452-5), ages 4–8. The Magical Yet by Angela Diterlizzi, illus. by Lorena Alvarez Gómez, introduces The Curious Why (May 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-50014-2), ages 4–8. What Happened to You? continues with You’re So Amazing! by James and Lucy Catchpole, illus. by Karen George (Apr. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-50657-1), ages 4–8. New to Cornbread and Poppy is Cornbread Poppy for the Win by Matthew Cordell (Apr. 2, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-316-50877-3), ages 6–10. The Mighty Onion, following a middle schooler’s endeavors to create the best superhero comic ever, debuts with The Mighty Onion by Mark Crilley (Apr. 2, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-316-49031-3), ages 7–12. Joining The N.O.A.H. Files by Neal Shusterman and Eric Elfman is Shock the Monkey (May 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5527-3), ages 8–12. The Betrayal Prophecies by Adrienne Tooley continues with The Second Son (July 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-46590-8), ages 14 and up. Seven Faceless Saints by M.K. Lobb picks up Disciples of Chaos (Feb. 20, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-316-47177-0), ages 14 and up. And The Stolen Heir by Holly Black concludes with The Prisoner’s Throne (Mar. 5, $20.99, ISBN 978-0-316-59271-0), ages 14 and up.

Little, Brown Ink

Absolute Zeros: Camp Launchpad by Greg Smit and Michael Tanner, illus. by Gabrielle Gomez (Mar. 5, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-316-04858-3). Kids enrolled in a run-down space camp have to compete with the higher-end rival space camp to secure their funding and future in this series starter. Ages 8–12.

Art Club by Rashad Doucet (Feb. 6, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7595-5639-3). Aspiring artist Dale is on a mission to prove that the arts are worth fighting for. Ages 8–11.

Upstaged by Robin Easter (May 28, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-316-42952-8). Ashton hopes that the last summer at theater camp with their best friend and enduring crush Ivy is going to end on a high note. Ages 8–12.

An Outbreak of Witchcraft: A Graphic Novel of the Salem Witch Trials by Deborah Noyes, illus. by M. Duffy (June 4, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7595-5559-4), is an account of the panic and persecution that consumed this Massachusetts town. Ages 14 and up.


Reggie turns up in Penguin in Charge by Jen de Oliveira (June 4, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7595-5757-4), ages 4–8.

Little, Brown/Ottaviano

A Big Day for Bike by Emily Jenkins, illus. by Brian Karas (June 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-34017-5). Readers join Bike as she travels through Seattle as a community bicycle. Ages 4–8.

Gloriana, Presente: A First Day of School Story by Alyssa Reynoso-Morris (July 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-36661-8). Abuela eases Gloriana’s first-day-of-school nerves by sharing her own story of immigration from la República Dominicana to the United States. Ages 4–8.

Uno Más, One More: A Latino Retelling of an Old Scottish Ballad by Silvia López, illus. by Olivia Sua (May 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-34653-5). No one is ever turned away from Don Manuel and Doña Lila’s welcoming one-room casita in this spin on “Always Room for One More.” Ages 4–8.

Remembering Rosalind Franklin: Rosalind Franklin & the Discovery of the Double Helix Structure of DNA by Tanya Lee Stone, illus. by Gretchen Ellen Powers (Feb. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-35124-9), explores the life of the groundbreaking chemist whose research was critical in discovering the double helix structure of DNA. Ages 5–9.

The Wild River and the Great Dam: The Construction of Hoover Dam and the Vanishing Colorado River by Simon Boughton (Mar. 12, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-316-38074-4) presents the history behind the construction of the Hoover Dam—and its lasting political and environmental effects on the Colorado River and the American West. Ages 9–14.

Stay Dead by April Henry (May 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-48029-1). A teen with an assassin on her trail fights to uncover the truth behind a government cover-up. Ages 12 and up.

Freshman Year by Sarah Mai (Feb. 13, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-316-40117-3). This YA graphic novel debut chronicles the angst, humor, and self-doubt of teens transitioning into college. Ages 14 and up.

No Going Back by Patrick Flores-Scott (Apr. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-40750-2). Antonio is determined to make amends to the people he hurt most—even if it means breaking the terms of his early release from juvenile detention. Ages 14 and up.


Sparrow Loves Animals, a STEM-based series following a curious young birder exploring her neighborhood’s surroundings, begins with Sparrow Loves Birds by Murry Burgess, illus. by Tamisha Anthony (June 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-30722-2) kicks off Ages 4–8.

Little, Brown/Patterson

Ali Cross: The Graphic Novel by James Patterson, adapted by Adam Rau, illus. by Phillip Tajalle (July 29, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-316-32687-2), is an adaptation of the mystery-adventure novel Ali Cross. Ages 10–14.

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