Alphabet Everywhere by Elliott Kaufman (Mar. 13, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-0789211156). Photos reveal how letters can be found in things we encounter every day. Ages 3-up. 4,000 first printing.


The Gift Box by Rohan Henry (Apr. 11, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1419701672) is a friendship story by the author of The Perfect Gift. All ages. 15,000 first printing.

The Jellybeans and the Big Art Adventure by Laura Numeroff and Nate Evans, illus. by Lynn Munsinger (Feb. 8, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419701719) offers a story about showing appreciation for friends in creative ways. Ages 3 to 7. 50,000 first printing.

Sweet Dreams by Rose A. Lewis, illus. by Jen Corace (Feb. 8, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419701894). This bedtime book celebrates Earth’s creatures. Ages 3 to 7. 20,000 first printing.

I Speak Dinosaur! by Jed Henry (Mar. 7, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1419702334). Dinosaurs deliver a message about manners. Ages 3 to 7. 12,500 first printing.

Surfer Chick by Kristy Dempsey, illus. by Henry Cole (Apr. 11, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419701887) is a surfing story that shows how rad a dad can be. Ages 3 to 7. 15,000 first printing.

Minette’s Feast: The Delicious Story of Julia Child and Her Cat by Susanna Reich, illus. by Amy Bates (June 6, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419701771) stars this chef’s pet feline. Ages 3 to 7. 20,000 first printing.

A Sweet Passover by Lesléa Newman, illus. by David Slonim (Feb. 8, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0810997370). A girl’s family celebrates Passover. Ages 4 to 8. 15,000 first printing.

Babar Visits Another Planet (Feb. 8, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1419703423); Babar’s Book of Color (Feb. 8, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1419703393); Babar’s Little Girl (Feb. 8, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1419703409); and Babar’s Counting Book (Feb. 8, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1419703416) by Laurent de Brunhoff are 80th anniversary editions of these tales. Ages 4 to 8.

Creepy Critters: A Pop-up Book of Creatures That Jump, Crawl, and Fly by Richard Hawke and Robin Boutell (Feb. 8, $15.95, ISBN 978-0810989429). Bugs pop off the page in this book of facts about creepy crawlers. Ages 4 to 8. 20,000 first printing.

Library Mouse: A Museum Adventure by Daniel Kirk (Feb. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419701733). Library Mouse keeps a journal on a museum visit. Ages 4 to 8. 75,000 first printing.

Rapido’s Next Stop by Jean-Luc Fromental, illus. by Joelle Jolivet (Mar. 7, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1419701955). Flaps with clues encourage readers to guess what people are getting from the delivery man. Ages 4 to 8. 10,000 first printing.

A World of Food: Discover Magical Lands Made of Things You Can Eat! by Carl Warner (Apr. 4, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1419701627). Photos reveal food landscapes. Ages 4 to 8. 15,000 first printing.

Bat and Rat by Patrick Jennings, illus. by Matthew Cordell (Apr. 4, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419701603) presents an urban twist on the classic Frog and Toad friendship tale. Ages 4 to 8. 15,000 first printing.

Invitation to Ballet by Carolyn Vaughan, illus. by Rachel Isadora (Mar. 7, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419702600). This instructional ballet book includes works of art by Degas. Ages 6 to 9. 15,000 first printing.

Jean Laffite: The Pirate Who Saved America by Susan Goldman Rubin, illus. by Jeff Himmelman (Mar. 7, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-0810997332) spotlights the life of this pirate. Ages 6 to 9. 10,000 first printing.

Chuck Close: Face Book by Chuck Close (Mar. 7, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1419701634) is a picture-book autobiography featuring mix-and-match pages. Ages 8 to 12. 15,000 first printing.

George Bellows: Painter with a Punch! by Robert Burleigh (May 9, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1419701665) is a biography of this artist. Ages 8 to 12. 10,000 first printing.

Walking on Earth and Touching the Sky: Poetry and Prose by Lakota Youth at Red Cloud Indian School, edited by Timothy P. McLaughlin, illus. by Stephen D. Nelson (Feb. 8, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1419701795) collects writings by Native American students. Ages 8 to 14. 7,500 first printing.


A Topps Town Story: Jinxed! (Mar. 14, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1419702860; paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1419702617); and A Topps Town Story: Steal That Base! (Mar. 14, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1419702877; paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1419702624) by Kurtis Scaletta, illus. by Eric Wight, launch a baseball-themed early chapter book series. Ages 7 to 9. 5,000 first printing each in hardcover, 50,000 each in paperback.

The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook by Joanne Rocklin (Feb. 29, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419701924). A pet cat helps a family in flux. Ages 8 to 12. 30,000 first printing.

13 Hangmen by Art Corriveau (Mar. 7, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419701597). History and mystery collide in this time-bending novel. Ages 8 to 12. 15,000 first printing.

Fake Mustache: How Jodie O’Rodeo and Her Wonder Horse (and Some Nerdy Guy) Saved the World by Tom Angleberger (Mar. 7, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-1419701948) is a crime caper and adventure story. Ages 8 to 12. 30,000 first printing.

A Greyhound of a Girl by Roddy Doyle (Apr. 4, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419701689) presents a coming-of-age tale about four generations of women on a journey. Ages 8 to 12. 25,000 first printing.

Poison Most Vial: A Mystery by Benedict Carey (Feb. 29, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419700316) is a middle-school mystery tale. Ages 9 to 13. 25,000 first printing.

The Quick Fix by Jack D. Ferraiolo (Apr. 11, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-0810997257) is a follow-up to The Big Splash. Ages 9 to 13. 15,000 first printing.

Explorer: The Mystery Boxes by Kazu Kibuishi (Feb. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1419700101; paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1419700095) is a graphic anthology. Ages 9-up. 3,000 first printing in hardcover, 15,000 in paperback.

Stand Up!: How to Stay True to Yourself by Christine Laouenan, illus. by Cecile Bertrand (May 2, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1419701986) is a guide to standing up for oneself. Ages 10 to 14. 5,000 first printing.

The Peculiars by Maureen Doyle McQuerry (Apr. 4, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419701788). This steampunk story has a mysterious twist. Ages 12-up. 15,000 first printing.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews (Feb. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419701764). In this debut novel, a self-conscious teen is forced into the spotlight. Ages 14-up. 25,000 first printing.

Dying to Know You by Aidan Chambers (Mar. 7, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419701658) is a contemporary love story with a Cyrano de Bergerac–like twist. Ages 14-up. 15,000 first printing.

Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe by Shelley Coriell (Mar. 28, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419701917). A heroine facing social banishment searches for a place to belong. Ages 14-up. 17,500 first printing.


The Popularity Papers continues with The Rocky Road Trip of Lydia Goldblatt & Julie Graham-Chang by Amy Ignatow (Mar. 14, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1419701825), ages 9 to 13, 40,000 first printing. The Sisters Grimm by Michael Buckley, illus. by Peter Ferguson, adds The Sisters Grimm: A Very Grimm Guide (Jan. 1,, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1419702013), 50,000 first printing; and The Council of Mirrors (Apr. 11, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1419701863), 100,000 first printing, ages 8 to 12.


Pantone: Colors by Helen Dardik (Feb. 1, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1419701801) offers an introduction to colors. Up to age 5. 50,000 first printing.

B Is for Babar: An Alphabet Book (Apr. 4, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1419702983); and Babar and His Family (Apr. 4, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1419702631) by Laurent de Brunhoff are board-book editions of these stories. Ages 1 to 4. 35,000 first printings.

Hippopposites by Janik Coat (Apr. 4, board book, $14.95, ISBN 978-1419701511) introduces the concept of opposites. Ages 1 to 4. 25,000 first printing.

My Birdie Puzzle Book (Feb. 8, novelty book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1419702068); and My Bunny Puzzle Book (Feb. 8, novelty book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1419702051) by Jessie Ford. Animals introduce counting and the senses. Ages 2 to 4. 25,000 first printing each.

Get Dressed! by Seymour Chwast (Mar. 7, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1419701078). Two siblings dress for different, sometimes whimsical occasions. Ages 2 to 5. 20,000 first printing.

Huff & Puff: Can You Blow Down the Houses of the Three Little Pigs? by Claudia Rueda (Mar. 7, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1419701702) is an interactive retelling of this tale. Ages 2 to 6. 17,500 first printing.


Alice in Wonderland Giant Poster and Coloring Book by Lewis Carroll, illus. by John Tenniel (Feb. 15; paper; $12.95; ISBN 978-1419700897) is a large-format coloring book. All ages. 15,000 first printing.


Anteaters to Zebras by Alan Fletcher (Feb. 8, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1849760041) is an alphabet book featuring animals. Ages 4-up. 2,000 fi/rst printing.

Faces by David Goodman and Zoe Miller (Feb. 8, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1854379924) shows how to cut, glue, draw, photograph, print, and paint to put together a face in new ways. Ages 7-up. 3,500 first printing.


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Seriously, Just Go to Sleep by Adam Mansbach, illus. by Ricardo Cortes (Mar. 2, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1617750786) is the children’s version of Go the F*** to Sleep. Ages 1 to 8.


A Wild Day with Dad by Sean Callahan, illus. by Daniel Howarth (Mar. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0807522950). Dad says, “Let’s act like animals all day long!” Ages 1 to 4.

What Am I? Easter (Jan. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0807589632); What Am I? Passover (Jan. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0807589717); What Am I? Texas (Mar. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0807589823); and What Am I? Florida (Mar. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0807589663) by Anne Margaret Lewis, illus. by Tom Mills, offer lift-the-flap guessing games. Ages 2 to 5.

Cock-A-Doodle Who? by Martine Perrin (Mar. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0807511077). Silhouette cutouts and patterns depict life on a farm. Ages 3 to 7.

How to Be Friends with a Dragon by Valeri Gorbachev (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807534328). You can’t have a dragon for a friend if you don’t know the rules. Ages 4 to 7.

Señorita Gordita by Helen Ketteman, illus. by Will Terry (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807573020) is a Tex-Mex retelling of “The Little Gingerbread Man.” Ages 4 to 7.

These Bees Count! by Alison Formento, illus. by Sarah Snow (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807578681) is a companion to This Tree Counts! Ages 4 to 7.

Flicka, Ricka, Dicka Go to Market by Maj Lindman (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0807524787, hardcover with paper dolls, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807524794) is a redesigned edition of the story about this trio selling vegetables. Ages 5 to 8.

How Many Donkeys?: An Arabic Counting Tale by Margaret Read MacDonald and Nadia Jameel Taibah, illus. by Carol Liddiment (Mar. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0807534250). Jouha loads his donkeys with dates to sell at the market. Ages 5 to 8.

Pete & Gabby: The Bears Go to Town by Kay Winters, illus. by Katherine Kirkland (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0807505953). When two bear cubs visit a nearby town, they’re not warmly greeted by panicked residents. Ages 5 to 8.

The Wooden Sword: A Jewish Folktale from Afghanistan by Ann Redisch Stampler, illus. by Carol Liddiment (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807592014). Wearing servant’s clothes, the shah slips out of his palace to learn more about his people. Ages 5 to 8.

Touch the Sky: Alice Coachman, Olympic High Jumper by Ann Malaspina, illus. by Eric Velasquez (Jan. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807580356) is a free-verse story about the first African-American woman to win an Olympic gold medal. Ages 6 to 9.

First Peas to the Table: How Thomas Jefferson Inspired a School Garden by Susan Grigsby, illus. by Nicole Tadgell (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807524527). A class plants a garden and has a “First Peas to the Table” contest, which Jefferson and his neighbors had each spring. Ages 6 to 9.

Samuel’s Choice by Richard Berleth, illus. by James Watling (Jan. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0807572191). In 1776 Brooklyn, an enslaved African-American teen must decide whether to help the Americans. Ages 7 to 10.

Tails of Spring Break by Anne Warren Smith (Jan. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0807563595). Two girls start a pet-sitting business. Ages 8 to 12.

Bittersweet Summer by Anne Warren Smith (Mar. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0807507636). Katie’s neighbor is scheming, her best friend is away, her father says they might move, and her mother’s country music show is coming to town. Ages 8 to 12.

The Glass Collector by Anna Perera (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0807529485). Aaron and the Zabaleen people sort the trash of Cairo, but when his family kicks him out, his only alternatives are to steal, beg, or take a nightmarish job. Ages 13-up.

The Lifeguard by Deborah Blumenthal (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807545355). When her family splits up, Sirena spends time with a lifeguard with shamanic skills. Ages 13-up.


The Buddy Files releases The Case of the Library Monster (Jan. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0807509364); and The Case of the School Ghost (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0807509159 by Dori Hillestad Butler, illus. by Jeremy Tugeau, ages 6 to 8. Mermaid Mysteries issues Sula and the Singing Shell (Mar. 1, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0807550908; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0807550915); and Melody and the Sea Dragon (Mar. 1, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0807550823; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0807550830) by Katy Kit, illus. by Tom Knight, ages 6 to 8. Zapato Power welcomes Freddie Ramos Zooms to the Rescue (Mar. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0807594841); and Freddie Ramos Makes a Splash (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0807594858) by Jacqueline Jules, illus. by Miguel Benitez, ages 6 to 8. And joining The Boxcar Children Mysteries is The Garden Thief by Gertrude Chandler Warner (Mar. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0807527511; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0807527528), ages 7 to 10.


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Magic Beach: A Special 20th Anniversary Edition by Alison Lester (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1742373126) is an anniversary edition of this tale. Up to age 6.

A Song for Lorkie by Jennifer Castles, illus. by Dean Bowen (June 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1742377186). A bird searches for his own song to sing. Ages 3 to 5.

Crow Country by Kate Constable (May 1, paper, $13.99, ISBN 978-1742373959). In this time-travel fantasy set in Australia, a girl finds how to right old wrongs. Ages 9 to 12.

The Not Quite Perfect Boyfriend by Lili Wilkinson (Jan. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1742377650). After Midge pretends that she met a cute boy over the summer, a boy who matches her exact description of him shows up at school. Ages 12-up.

Cassie by Barry Jonsberg (Feb. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1742377643). When her cousin moves in, Holly learns that appearances can be deceptive and friendship can blossom in unexpected places. Ages 12-up.

Indigo Girls by Penni Russon (June 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1742377681). Three girls living in different social worlds come together at summer camp. Ages 12-up.

Sexpectations: Sex Stuff Straight Up by Craig Murray and Leissa Pitts (June 1, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1741751437) is a guide to making the right decisions about sex. Ages 13-up.



American Girl offers Chocolate Chip Book & Plush, edited by Carrie Anton, illus. by Suzy Ultman and Casey Lukatz (Feb. 1, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1609580032), ages 8-up. New American Girl Advice & Activity Books are Doll Travel: Trips to Take and Crafts to Make! by Trula Magruder, illus. by Casey Lukatz (Feb. 1, kit, $21.95, ISBN 978-1593699505); and More Lists!: The Fill-It-In, Pass-It-Around Book for You and Your Friends by Mary Richards Beaumont, illus. by Angela Martini (Feb. 1, spiral bound, $10.95, ISBN 978-1593699659), ages 8-up; and A Smart Girl’s Guide to Liking Herself—Even on the Bad Days by Laurie Zelinger, illus. by Jennifer Kalis (Feb. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1593699437), ages 10-up. American Girl Historical Characters gains Cecile Treasure Tote (Feb. 1, kit, $3.95, ISBN 978-1593699703); Marie-Grace Treasure Tote (Feb. 1, kit, $3.95, ISBN 978-1593699697); and Samantha Treasure Tote (Feb. 1, kit, $3.95, ISBN 978-1593699710), edited by Elizabeth Ansfield, ages 8-up; and The Cameo Necklace: A Cecile Mystery by Evelyn Coleman, illus. by Sergio Giovine (Feb. 1, hardcover, $10.95, ISBN 978-1593698997; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1593699000); The Crystal Ball: A Rebecca Mystery by Jacqueline Dembar Greene (Feb. 1, hardcover, $10.95, ISBN 978-1593699482; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1593699499); and The Hidden Gold: A Marie-Grace Mystery by Sarah Masters Buckey (Feb. 1, hardcover, $10.95, ISBN 978-1593699017; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1593699024), all illus. by Sergio Giovine, ages 9-up. And Innerstar University continues with Behind the Scenes by Erin Falligant, illus. by Arcana Studios (Feb. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1593699932; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1593699925); and The New Girl by Laurie Calkhoven (Feb. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1593699918; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1593699901), both illus. by Arcana Studios, ages 8-up.


(Ingram, dist.)

Alexander Girard Coloring Book by Alexander Girard (May 1, $6.95, ISBN 978-1934429860) translates Girard’s designs into black-and-white line work to color. All ages.

All About Collage by Todd Oldham (May 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1934429891) presents craft projects featuring collage. All ages.


(IPG, dist.)

Beatrice and Vanessa by John Yeoman, illus. by Quentin Blake (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1849392693). An unlikely pair of heroines takes on a pack of wolves. Ages 3 to 5.

The Hill and the Rock by David McKee, illus. by David McKee (June 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1849393058) is a tale about being content with one’s lot. Ages 3 to 5.

Wuthering Hearts by Kay Woodward (June 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1849392990). This spin on Brontë’s classic centers on a girl who’s starring in her school’s production of Wuthering Heights. Ages 9 to 12.

Edge of Nowhere by John Smelcer (May 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1849391962). A teen and his dog are shipwrecked off the coast of Alaska. Ages 12-up.


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Elmer’s First Counting Book (Apr. 1, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-0761389996); and Elmer's Opposites (Apr. 1, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-0761389989) by David McKee are concept board books. Ages 4 to 8.

Who Am I? by Gervase Phinn, illus. by Tony Ross (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0761389965). After hatching out of an egg, a creature plods through the jungle to find out who he is. Ages 4 to 9.

Elmer and Super El by David McKee (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0761389897). Elmer comes up with a plan to help Super El. Ages 4 to 9.

I Want to Win! by Tony Ross (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0761389934). A princess learns that winning is much more fun when she really deserves it. Ages 4 to 9.

The Great Sheep Shenanigans by Peter Bently, illus. by Mei Matsuoka (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0761389903). When a hungry wolf dons a disguise, he learns that the sheep are smarter than he’d thought. Ages 4 to 9.

The King Who Wouldn’t Sleep by Debbie Singleton, illus. by Holly Swain (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0761389972). A king won’t sleep until he finds a prince for his daughter. Ages 4 to 9.


New York City by Paula Hannigan and Shannon Chandler (May 8, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1449418762). This die-cut book of facts about New York landmarks features a gatefold map and postcards. Ages 3-up.


Mini Animotion adds Bugs (Feb. 7, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1449409258), ages 2 to 4. Chomp! by Heather Brown is a new Pull Tab Book (Feb. 7, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1449410162), ages 3 to 5. Silly Slider Books issues Under Construction by Paula Hannigan (Mar. 6, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-1449404987), ages 3 to 5. Shaped Books introduces Colors: A Butterfly-Shaped Book (May 8, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-1449417383); and Numbers: A Caterpillar-Shaped Book (May 8, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1449417369), ages 3 to 5. Flip & Click Sports presents Flip & Click Sports Bingo (Mar. 6, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1449410445); Flip & Click Sports Hangman (Mar. 6, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1449411022); and Flip & Click Sports Memory Match (Mar. 6, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1449411039), ages 4 to 8. And Go Fun! releases Go Fun! Doodle: Summer Fun (June 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1449417352); Go Fun! Dot-to-Dot: Summer Fun (June 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1449418144); and Go Fun! Word Search: Summer Fun (June 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1449417871), ages 4 to 8.


(Firefly, dist.)

Slither Slide, What’s Outside? by Nora Hilb, Simon Shapiro, and Sheryl Shapiro, illus. by Nora Hilb (Feb. 15, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1554513871; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1554513864) reveals animals at play. Ages 2 to 5.

Up Cat (Feb. 15, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1554513888); and Up Dog (Feb. 15, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1554513895) by Hazel Hutchins teach readers about “up” action while following a day in the life of a cat; and a dog. Ages 2 to 5.

Birthday Suit by Olive Senior, illus. by Eugenie Fernandes (Feb. 15, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1554513697; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1554513680). How will Johnny’s parents persuade him to wear a suit while splashing in the Caribbean waves? Ages 3 to 6.

World in Your Lunch Box: The Wacky History and Weird Science of Everyday Foods by Claire Eamer, illus. by Sa Boothroyd (Mar. 1, hardcover, $22.95, ISBN 978-1554513932; paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1554513925) shares the stories behind the foods we eat. Ages 8-up.

A Little Book of Slime: Everything That Oozes, from Killer Slime to Living Mold by Clint Twist (Feb. 15, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1770850064) offers facts about slimy things, plus magnified photos. Ages 9-up.

Seeing Red: The True Story of Blood by Tanya Lloyd Kyi, illus. by Steve Rolston (Feb. 15, hardcover, $22.95, ISBN 978-1554513857; paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1554513840) discusses the symbolism and reality of blood, including its uses in modern medicine. Ages 10-up.

Attack of the Killer Video Book Take 2: Tips and Tricks for Young Directors, Revised and Updated by Mark Shulman and Hazlitt Krog, illus. by Martha Newbigging (Mar. 1, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1554513673; paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1554513666) is a guide for aspiring filmmakers. Ages 10-up.

Erebos: It’s a Game. It Watches You by Ursula Poznanski, trans. by Judith Pattinson (Mar. 1, hardcover, $29.95, ISBN 978-1554513734; paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1554513727). In this thriller, a teen investigates how and why a mysterious computer game is manipulating players’ lives. Ages 12-up.

Research Virtuoso: How to Find Anything You Need to Know, Revised and Updated by Victor Gad (Mar. 15, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1554513949) is a guide to conducting research in the information age. Ages 15-up.


Chicken, Pig, Cow offers Chicken, Pig, Cow’s First Fight by Ruth Ohi (Feb. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1554513710; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1554513703), ages 2 to 5. We Thought of It continues with Latin Americans Thought of It: Amazing Innovations by Eva Salinas (Mar. 1, hardcover, $21.95, ISBN 978-1554513772; paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1554513765), ages 9 to 12. Jobs in History gains Warriors and Wailers: One Hundred Ancient Chinese Jobs You Might Have Relished or Reviled by Sarah Tsiang, illus. by Martha Newbigging (Mar. 1, hardcover, $25.95, ISBN 978-1554513918; paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554513901), ages 9 to 12. And 50 Questions issues 50 Climate Questions: A Blizzard of Blistering Facts by Peter Christie and Ross Kinnaird (Mar. 1, hardcover, $22.95, ISBN 978-1554513758; paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1554513741), ages 9-up.

Series in Spanish

We Thought of It adds Lo Inventaron Los Latinoamericanos: Innovaciones Asambrosas (Latin Americans Thought of It: Amazing Inventions)by Eva Salinas (Mar. 1, hardcover, $21.95, ISBN 978-1554513796), ages 9 to 12.



America’s Notable Women welcomes Women of the Constitution State: 25 Connecticut Women You Should Know by Diane Mayr and Write Sisters (June 1; paper; $16; ISBN 978-0984254910); Women of the Granite State: 25 New Hampshire Women You Should Know by Janet Buell and Write Sisters (June 1; paper; $16; ISBN 978-0984254989); Women of the Green Mountain State: 25 Vermont Women You Should Know by Patty Lyman Schremmer (June 1; paper; $16; ISBN 978-0984254958); Women of the Ocean State: 25 Rhode Island Women You Should Know by Linda Crotta Brennan (June 1; paper; $16; ISBN 978-0984254972); and Women of the Pine Tree State: 25 Maine Women You Should Know by Andrea Murphy and Joyce Ray (June 1; paper; $16; ISBN 978-0984254965), all illus. by Lisa Greenleaf; and Women of the Prairie State: 25 Illinois Women You Should Know by Marty Darragh and Jo Pitkin (June 1; paper; $16; ISBN 978-0984254927), ages 9-up.


(PGW, dist.)

The Wonderland Alphabet: Alice’s Adventures Through the ABC’s and What She Found There by Janet K. Lee (Apr. 16, board book, $17.95, ISBN 978-1936393862) is an alphabet book set in the world of Alice in Wonderland. Ages 8-up.


Alicia’s Fruity Drinks/Las aguas frescas de Alicia by Lupe Ruiz-Flores, trans. by Gabriela Baeza Ventura, illus. by Laura Lacamara. (May 31, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1558857056). In this bilingual book, a girl discovers a treat from her mother’s Mexican-American childhood. Ages 5 to 8.

Sofia and the Purple Dress/Sofia y el vestido morado by Diane Gonzales Bertrand, trans. by Gabriela Baeza Ventura, illus. by Lisa Fields (May 31, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1558857018). A family strives to adopt healthy habits in this bilingual tale. Ages 6 to 9.

A Day Without Sugar/Un dia sin azucar by Diane De Anda, trans. by Gabriela Baeza Ventura, illus. by Janet Montecalvo (May 31, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1558857025). In this bilingual book, cousins learn about healthy food options. Ages 7 to 10.

Animal Jamboree: Latino Folktales/La fiesta de los animales: Leyendas Latinas by Judith Ortiz Cofer, trans. by Natalia Rosales-Yeomans (Apr. 30, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1558857438) is a bilingual collection of Puerto Rican folktales. Ages 8 to 12.

Dancing with the Devil and Other Tales from Beyond/Bailando con el Diablo y otros cuentos del mas alla by René Saldaña Jr., trans. by Gabriela Baeza Ventura (Apr. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1558857445) is a bilingual collection of stories based on Mexican-American lore. Ages 11-up.

Fat No More: A Teenager’s Victory Over Obesity by Alberto Hidalgo-Robert (Apr. 1, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1558857452). This memoir includes recipes for healthy dishes. Ages 11-up.

Body Slammed! by Ray Villareal (Apr. 30, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1558857490) is a sequel to My Father, the Angel of Death. Ages 11-up.


(IPG, dist.)


New Aldo Zelnick Comic Novels are All Me, All the Time: The Authorized Art-O-Biography of ______________ (June 1; paper; $7.95; ISBN 978-1934649206); and Egghead (May 1; hardcover; $12.95; ISBN 978-1934649176) by Karla Oceanak, illus. by Kendra Spanjer, ages 9 to 12.


Clare Beaton’s Bedtime Rhymes (Feb. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1846867378); and Clare Beaton’s Farmyard Rhymes (Feb. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1846867361) by Clare Beaton compile rhymes. Up to age 4.

My Mama Earth by Susan B. Katz, illus. by Melissa Launay (Mar. 1, hardcover $16.99, ISBN 978-1846864186). A boy and his mother appreciate nature. Ages 1 to 7.

Bear Takes a Trip by Stella Blackstone, illus. by Debbie Harter (May 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1846867569). On a trip to the mountains, Bear and his friend take various modes of transportation. Ages 2 to 6.

Grandpa’s Garden by Stella Fry, illus. by Sheila Moxley (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1846860539). A boy and his grandfather plant, tend to, and harvest a garden. Ages 3 to 7.

Ruby’s Sleepover by Kathryn White, illus. by Miriam Latimer (May 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1846865930). While camping out in the garden with her friend, Ruby uses the magical objects in her backpack. Ages 3 to 7.

Buddhist Tales by Sherab Chodzin, illus. by Marie Cameron (Apr. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1846868245) collects folk stories from India, China, Japan, and Tibet. Ages 6-up.

Father and Daughter Tales by Josephine Evetts-Secker, illus. by Helen Cann (May 1, hardcover, $21.99, ISBN 978-1846867613) presents stories from around the world about daughter-father relationships. Ages 6-up.


Who’s in... offers Who’s in the Farmyard? by Phillis Gershator, illus by Jill McDonald (Mar. 1, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-1846865749), ages 1 to 4. And The Inuk Quartet continues with Raidersby Jorn Riel, illus. by Helen Cann (Apr. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1846867446), ages 10-up.


Big Out and About Book by Georgie Birkett (May 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0764165306). A boy visits a farm and has a picnic in this touch-and-feel story. Ages 1 to 4.

Hugs for Little Bear: Valentine Shaker by Debbie Rivers-Moore, illus. by Frank Endersby (Jan. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0764164897). Heart-shaped confetti floats around a bear when kids shake this book. Ages 2 to 5.

Mix & Match 123: A Touch and Trace Counting Book by Alice Proctor, illus. by Estelle Corke (Feb. 1, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0764165009); and Mix & Match: ABC: A Touch and Trace Alphabet Book by Benita De Man, illus. by Jo Brown (Feb. 1, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0764164996) present matching situations to teach children numbers; and letters. Ages 2 to 5.

Wheels on the Bus: A Read-Along Sing-Along Trip to the Zoo by Jeanne Willis, illus. by Adam Stower (May 1, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-0764164910). Animals star in a re-enactment of this song. Ages 2 to 5.

Sophie’s Ballet Show: A Sparkly Pop-Up Extravaganza! by Rosalinda Kightley, illus. by Richard Ferguson (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0764165085). This story about a ballerina features tabs to pull and wheels to spin. Ages 3-up

Let’s Lace: A Step-By-Step Guide to Lacing by Marjory Gardner (Mar. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0764164927) teaches toddlers to lace and tie their shoes. Ages 4-up.

Where’s the Meerkat? by Paul Moran (Feb. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0764165221). Readers scour illustrations to spot a meerkat family on a round-the-world vacation. Ages 7-up.

Awesome Activity Adventure Book: Featuring Kow Kapow and the Bonsai Kid! by Beach (Apr. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1438000848) includes puzzles, mazes, and stickers. Ages 7-up.

A Day in the Life of Your Body: A Round-The-Clock Guide to How Your Body Works by Beverly McMillan (Feb. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0764164842). Text and illustrations reveal how a child’s body functions. Ages 10-up.


New Squeaky Board Books by Sarah Fabiny, illus. by Cathy Hughes, are Ben Bunny Is Very Hungry (Feb. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0764164798); Dora Duck Goes for a Swim (Feb. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0764164804); Katie Kitten Finds a Friend (Feb. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0764164811); and Pip Puppy Looks for Mom (Feb. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0764164828), ages 1 to 4. Mini Look at Me Books offers Little Bunny (Feb. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0764165092); Little Duckling (Feb. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0764165108); Little Lamb (Feb. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0764165115); and Little Puppy (Feb. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0764165122) by L. Rigo, ages 1 to 4. New Look at Me Books by Rigo are Little Kitten (Apr. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0764165238); Little Lion (Apr. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0764165252); and Little Seal (Apr. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0764165245), ages 1 to 4.

Launching Water Wheels: Bath Books That Float by Debbie Rivers-Moore, illus. by Lynne Moulding, are Colin Car (May 1, bath book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1438072210); Danny Digger (May 1, bath book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1438072227); Firetruck Fred (May 1, bath book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1438072234); and Tractor Tim (May 1, bath book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1438072241), ages 1 to 4. My Pull and Push Playbooks with Magic Picture-Changing Pages by Moira Butterfield, illus. by Luciana Fernandez, releases Count 1, Count 2 (Apr. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0764165061); You’re Big, I’m Small (Apr. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0764165078); and You’re Red, I’m Blue (Apr. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0764165054), ages 2 to 4. Animal Dioramas by Debbie Rivers-Moore, illus. by Debbie Tarbett, launches with Playful Pets (Feb. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0764164651); Farmyard Families (Feb. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0764164637); Garden Games (Feb. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0764164644); and Woodland Adventure (Feb. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0764164675), ages 2 to 5.

New Springtime Shakers are Lamb Loves Springtime (Feb. 1; board book; $5.99; ISBN 978-0764164873); and Little Bunny’s Butterflies (Feb. 1; board book; $5.99; ISBN 978-0764164880) by Debbie Rivers-Moore, illus. by Lisa Fox, ages 2 to 5. Little Noisy Books by Christiane Gunzi debuts with Little Noisy Ducklings (Feb. 1; board book; $5.99; ISBN 978-0764165016); Little Noisy Puppies (Feb. 1; board book; $5.99; ISBN 978-0764165023); Little Noisy Tractors (Feb. 1; board book; $5.99; ISBN 978-0764165030); and Little Noisy Trucks (Feb. 1; board book; $5.99; ISBN 978-0764165047), ages 2 to 5. Day at… by Happy Books issues Day at the Circus (Apr. 1; board book; $6.99; ISBN 978-0764165313); Day at the Farm (Apr. 1; board book; $6.99; ISBN 978-0764165320); and Day at the Zoo (Apr. 1; Board book; $6.99; ISBN 978-0764165337), ages 2 to 5.

Come Out and Play Books starts up with Owl (May 1; board book; $2.99; ISBN 978-0764165184); Pig (May 1; board book; $2.99; ISBN 978-0764165191); Puppy (May 1; board book; $2.99; ISBN 978-0764165214); and Pony (May 1; board book; $2.99; ISBN 978-0764165207) by Debbie Rivers-Moore, illus. by Ana Martin Larranaga, ages 2 to 5. My Sticker Activity Books: Play and Learn with Stickers by Paul Calver and Christiane Gunzi debuts with My Aircraft Sticker Activity Book (Feb. 1; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-1438000855); My Farm Babies Sticker Activity Book (Feb. 1; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-1438000879); My Farm Sticker Activity Book (Feb. 1; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-1438000862); My Pets Sticker Activity Book (Feb. 1; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-1438000886); My Pink Sticker Activity Book (Feb. 1; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-1438000893); and My Zoo Sticker Activity Book (Feb. 1; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-1438000909), ages 3 to 5.

Little Bouncers launches with Bunny Bounces (Mar. 1; board book; $2.99; ISBN 978-0764165139); Froggy Flips (Mar. 1; board book; $2.99; ISBN 978-0764165146); Kitten Skips (Mar. 1; board book; $2.99; ISBN 978-0764165153); and Puppy Pounces (Mar. 1; board book; $2.99; ISBN 978-0764165160) by Ronnie Randall, illus. by Kimberley Scott, ages 3 to 5. New Eyepad Activity Books by Margo Channing are Eyepad 1 2 3 (June 1; paper; $4.99; ISBN 978-1438001210); Eyepad A B C (June 1; paper; $4.99; ISBN 978-1438001203); Eyepad Animal Faces to Color (June 1; paper; $4.99; ISBN 978-1438001173); Eyepad Fun with Time by Margo Channing (June 1; paper; $4.99; ISBN 978-1438001197); and Eyepad Shapes and Sizes (June 1; paper; $4.99; ISBN 978-1438001227), ages 3-up; Eyepad Amazing Games & Puzzles (June 1; paper; $4.99; ISBN 978-1438001180), ages 4-up. And Bilingual Word Puzzle Books starts up with French-English Word Puzzle Book: 14 Fun French and English Word Games (Apr. 1; paper; $5.99; ISBN 978-1438000541); and Spanish-English Word Puzzle Book: 14 Fun Spanish and English Word Games (Apr. 1; paper; $5.99; ISBN 978-1438000534) by Catherine Bruzzone, Rachel Croxon, and Louise Millar, illus. by Louise Comfort and Steph Dix, ages 8-up.


(Consortium, dist.)

Beauty Salon/Salon de Belleza by Veronica Lassenius (May 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-8492968060). Frida and Max visit their neighbor’s beauty salon. Ages 6 to 10.


Marina and the Little Green Boy adds Marina and the Little Green Boy inthe City/Marina y el nino verde: En la ciudad by Antonio Vicente, illus. by Miguel Ordonez (Apr. 1, hardcover, $11.95, ISBN 978-8493727352), ages 4 to 8.


(Workman, dist.)

National Parks: A Family Guide to America’s Parks, Monuments and Landmarks by Erin McHugh, illus. by Neal Aspinall (Apr. 11, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1579128845) explores more than 75 U.S. parks. Ages 9 to 12.


Get Ready for School offers Get Ready for Second Grade by Heather Stella and Maureen Scepkowski (May 9, spiral bound, $17.95, ISBN 978-1579128975), ages 6 to 7.


Whoa, Baby, Whoa! by Grace Nichols, illus. by Eleanor Taylor (Feb. 8, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1599907420) introduces a baby who’s into everything. Ages 1 to 3.

Too Princessy! by Jean Reidy, illus. by Geneviève Leloup (Jan. 17, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1599907222) is a follow-up to Too Purpley! and Too Pickley! Ages 3 to 5.

Fire! Fuego! Brave Bomberos by Susan Middleton Elya, illus. by Dan Santat (Apr. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1599904610). Bomberos fight fire and rescue a kitten. Ages 3 to 6.

Florentine and Pig by Eva Katzler, illus. by Jess Mikhail (May 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1599908472) opens a series about two adventure- and food-loving friends. Ages 3 to 6.

Think Big! by Liz Garton Scanlon, illus. by Vanessa Newton (May 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1599906119). Poetry and illustrations encourage readers to find—and make—many forms of art. Ages 3 to 6.

Dragonborn by Toby Forward (Apr. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1599907246) launches a series about a boy and his dragon. Ages 8-up.

Ordinary Magic by Caitlen Rubino-Bradway (Apr. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1599907253). A girl living in a magical world has no magic abilities. Ages 8 to 12.

Fairy Lies by E.D. Baker (Jan. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1599905501) is a sequel to Fairy Wings. Ages 10 to 14.

What the Dog Said by Randi Reisfeld and H.B. Gilmour (Feb. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1599907024). A talking dog helps a girl who’s mourning her father’s death. Ages 10 to 14.

Odette’s Secrets by Maryann Macdonald (May 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1599907505). A Jewish girl leaves Nazi-occupied Paris to pose as a Christian in the countryside. Ages 10 to 14.

The Dead of Winter by Chris Priestley (Jan. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1599907451) tells of an orphaned boy and a poltergeist out for revenge. Ages 12 to 17.

The Vanishing Game by Kate Kae Myers (Jan. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1599906942). A teen thought her twin was dead—until he started writing her letters. Ages 12 to 17.

Magic Under Stone by Jaclyn Dolamore (Mar. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1599906430) is the sequel to Magic Under Glass. Ages 12 to 17.

The Academie by Susanne Dunlap (Mar. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1599905860). Dangerous liaisons abound at a girls’ boarding school in post-revolution France. Ages 12 to 17.

Dead Reckoning by Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill (May 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1599906843) is a zombie-western mashup. Ages 12 to 17.

Unbreak My Heart by Melissa Walker (May 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1599905280). Clementine recovers from a broken heart during a summer of sailing with her family. Ages 12 to 17.

In Darkness by Nick Lake (Jan. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1599907437) centers on a boy trapped in the rubble of a hospital following the Haitian earthquake. Ages 14 to 19.

Burn Marks by Laura Powell (May 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1599908434) is a tale about gangs, witches, and a modern-day inquisition. Ages 14 to 19.

Something Like Normal by Trish Doller (May 31, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1599908441). A soldier home from Afghanistan, haunted by nightmares of his best friend’s death, finds love in an unexpected place. Ages 14 to 19.


Star Fighters by Max Chase debuts with Alien Attack (Apr. 19, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1599908502); and Deadly Mission (Apr. 19, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1599908519), ages 7 to 10. Maggie Brooklyn stars in Vanishing Acts by Leslie Margolis (Jan. 17, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1599905365), ages 8 to 12. Ellie McDoodle is back in Ellie McDoodle: Most Valuable Player by Ruth McNally Barshaw (Mar. 22, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1599904276), ages 8 to 12. Pandora returns in Pandora Gets Greedy by Carolyn Hennesy (May 31, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1599904412), ages 8 to 12. The A Circuit continues with My Favorite Mistake by Catherine Hapka and Georgina Bloomberg (Feb. 23, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1599906423), ages 12 to 17. And Need concludes with Endure by Carrie Jones (Apr. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1599905549), ages 12 to 17.


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Eggs 1, 2, 3: Who Will the Babies Be? by Janet Halfmann, illus. by Betsy Thompson (Apr. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1609051914) features a die-cut gatefold. Ages 2 to 5.

Bear’s Underwear Mystery: A Count-and-Find-It Adventure by Todd Goldman (Apr. 24, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1609052041). Bear embarks on a scavenger hunt to find underwear. Ages 2 to 5.

Big Brave Daddy by Smiljana Coh (Apr. 24, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1609052119). A son aspires to be like his father as they bond through sports and activities. Ages 2 to 5.

Boat Works by Tom Slaughter (May 8, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1609052157). This guessing-game book introduces six different boats. Ages 3 to 5.

Countdown with Milo and Mouse by Mike Austin (Mar. 27, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1609052089) is a space-themed counting tale. Ages 3-up.

Where Is Milo’s Ball? by Mike Austin (Mar. 27, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1609052096). This interactive guessing-game story features six different shapes. Ages 3-up.

Draw + Learn: People (Apr. 24, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1609052188); and Draw + Learn: Places (Apr. 24, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1609052171) by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Tanya Roitman, offer drawing activities. Ages 4 to 6.

Lucy Rescued by Harriet Ziefert (Mar. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1609051877). Rescued from the pound, Lucy adjusts to her new home. Ages 4-up.

Poopendous by Artie Bennett, illus. by Mike Moran (Mar. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1609051907) reveals the inside scoop on poop. Ages 4-up.

Mole Had Everything by Jamison Odone (Apr. 24, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1609052249). Mole realizes that having just enough is just right. Ages 4-up.

Pass It On by Marilyn Sadler, illus. by Michael Slack (Apr. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1609051884) features a mixed-up message misadventure. Ages 4-up.

Robin, Where Are You? by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Noah Woods (Apr. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1609051921). A girl and her grandfather search for a robin in this interactive tale. Ages 4-up.

How Things Work in the House by Lisa Campbell Ernst (May 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1609051891) focuses on the workings of household things. Ages 4-up.

Listomania by Simms Taback (May 8, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1609052232) is an activity book featuring lists and trivia. Ages 6-up.

Please Pass the Doodles by Deborah Zemke (May 22, novelty book, $10.99, ISBN 978-1609052324) are placemats with drawing activities and manners tips. Ages 6-up.

Scribbles and Ink by Ethan Long (Apr. 24, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1609052058). Two battling artists try to out-do each other. Ages 7-up.


Giant Fold-Out Books adds Dinosaurs: A Giant Fold-Out Book by Simms Taback (Apr. 24, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1609052126), ages 3 to 5. And Balloon Toons continues with Baxter the Tweeting Dog by Doreen Marts (May 8, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1609051990; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1609052003); and Pooltime by Ethan Long (May 8, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1609052010; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1609052027), ages 6 to 9.


(Bella, dist.)

Street Dreams by Tama Wise (Feb. 21, paper, $13.95, ISBN 978-1602826502) is the story of a gay teen in New Zealand who is an aspiring graffiti artist. Ages 13 to 18.

Boys of Summer by Steve Berman (Apr. 24, paper, $13.95, ISBN 978-1602826632) compiles stories of young love and adventure. Ages 13 to 18. 3,000 first printing. by K.E. Payne (Jan. 17, paper, $13.95, ISBN 978-1602825925). Imogen falls in love with someone she’s never met. Ages 13-up. 2,000 first printing.


(Sterling, dist.)

Don’t Copy Me! by Jonathan Allen (Mar. 6, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1907967207). What can a puffin do when three gull chicks insist on imitating him? Ages 3 to 6.

Gnarbunga by Matthew Bromley (Mar. 6, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1907967146). After Gnarbunga pops up from a hole in the ground, kids keep him busy with skateboarding. Ages 3 to 6.

Mammoth and Me by Algy Craig Hall (Mar. 6, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1907967221). A friendly mammoth becomes a town hero. Ages 3 to 6.

Far Away Across the Sea by Toon Tellegen, illus. by Jessica Ahlberg (Apr. 3, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1907152375). Short narratives conjure up a magical world where anything can happen. Ages 5-up.

Meeow and the Blue Table by Sebastien Braun (Apr. 3, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1907152153). Meeow turns a table, a blanket, and blocks into a castle. Ages 2 to 4.


Catty Jane Who Hated the Rain by Valeri Gorbachev (Apr. 2, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1590787007). Can Catty Jane’s friends help her overcome her aversion to rain? Ages 3 to 8.

The Wind That Wanted to Rest by Sheldon Oberman, illus. by Neil Waldman (Mar. 12, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1590788585). When a child offers the tired winter wind a place to stay, the wind leaves the child a lasting legacy. Ages 5 to 7.

Madeleine’s Light: A Story of Camille Claudel by Natalie Ziarnik, illus. by Robert Dunn (May 2, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1590788554) imagines how Madeleine Boyer, a real girl, inspired Camille Claudel’s sculpture, The Little Lady. Ages 5 to 7.

Queen of the Track: Alice Coachman, Olympic High-Jump Champion by Heather Lang, illus. by Floyd Cooper (Mar. 2, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1590788509) is a biography of this Olympic gold medalist. Ages 5-up.

The Stourbridge Lion: America’s First Locomotive by Karl Zimmermann, illus. by Steven Walker (Mar. 7, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1590788592) chronicles the history of the Stourbridge Lion and the dawn of American railroading. Ages 5-up.

Cowboys: Voices in the Western Wind by David L. Harrison, illus. by Dan Burr (Apr. 5, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1590788776) follows cowboys along the Chisholm Trail as they bring cattle to market in Kansas. Ages 7 to 9.

Running with Trains: A Novel in Poetry and Two Voices by Michael J. Rosen (Apr. 9, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1590788639). Dual poems tell the stories of two boys coming of age in 1970. Ages 9-up.


Strange and Wonderful releases Frogs! by Laurence Pringle, illus. by Meryl Henderson (Apr. 4, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1590783719), ages 7 to 9.


Write On, Mercy!: The Secret Life of Mercy Otis Warren by Gretchen Woelfle, illus. by Alexandra Wallner (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1590788226) is a biography of this poet, playwright, and Revolutionary War patriot. Ages 8-up.

Hope and Tears: Ellis Island Voices by Gwenyth Swain (Mar. 5, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1590787656) reimagines the lives of those who landed, lived, and worked on the island through fictional letters, dialogues, and e-mails. Ages 8-up.

The Amazing Harry Kellar: Great American Magician by Gail Jarrow (June 4, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1590788653) chronicles the career of this 19th-century magician. Ages 8-up.


Bug Off!: Creepy, Crawly Poems by Jane Yolen, photos by Jason Stemple (Apr. 4, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1590788622) features 13 humorous poems about insects, facts, and photos. Ages 5-up.


Making Friends Is an Art! by Julia Cook, illus. by Bridget A. Barnes (Feb. 15; paper; $10.95; ISBN 978-1934490303). Brown, the least-used pencil in the box, envies the other pencils. Ages 8 to 13.


Best Me I Can Be adds Sorry, I Forgot to Ask!: My Story about Asking Permission and Making an Apology by Julia Cook, illus. by Kelsey De Weerd (Feb. 1; paper; $10.95; ISBN 978-1934490280; with CD; $16.95; ISBN 978-1934490297), ages 4 to 9.


Summertime Rainbow: A Mandarin Chinese–English Bilingual Book of Colors (Apr. 24, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0763652807); and A Nest in Springtime: A Mandarin Chinese–English Bilingual Book of Numbers by Belle Yang (Apr. 24, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0763652791) by Belle Yang celebrate the natural world. Ages 1 to 4.

Peek-a-Boo Baby by Sebastien Braun (Feb. 14, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0763659332). Children lift flaps to play peek-a-boo with babies. Ages 1-up.

Let’s Have a Tree Party! by David Martin, illus. by John Manders (Mar. 13, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763637040). Forest creatures have a celebration. Ages 2 to 5.

Step Gently Out by Helen Frost, photos by Rick Lieder (Mar. 13, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763656010) encourages children to look at the world around them. Ages 2 to 5.

Faster! Faster! by Leslie Patricelli (Apr. 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763654733) is a companion to Higher! Higher! Ages 2 to 5.

Utterly Lovely One by Mary Murphy (Feb. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763652678). A mother crane pledges her love for her little one. Ages 2-up.

Arthur’s Dream Boat by Polly Dunbar (Feb. 28, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763658670). Arthur sails away on a flight of fancy. Ages 2-up.

Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton (Mar. 13, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763655464). A dog tries to be good—with disastrous results. Ages 2-up.

Demolition by Sally Sutton, illus. by Brian Lovelock (Feb. 14, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763658304) shows big machines tearing things down. Ages 3 to 5.

In the Sea by David Elliott, illus. by Holly Meade (Feb. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763644987). Poems and woodcut illustrations explore ocean life. Ages 3 to 5.

Isabella’s Garden by Glenda Millard, illus. by Rebecca Cool (Mar. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763660161) reveals growth and continual change in a garden. Ages 3 to 6.

No Bears by Meg McKinlay, illus. by Leila Rudge (Mar. 27, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763658908). Ella is in charge of this book, and she tells readers that there are no bears in it. Ages 3 to 6.

Outside Your Window: A First Book of Nature by Nicola Davies, illus. by Mark Hearld (Feb. 14, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0763655495) presents nature-themed poetry, facts, and activities. Ages 3-up.

The Unruly Queen by E.S. Redmond (Feb. 28, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763634452). A wild child has 52 nannies in 52 weeks. Ages 3-up.

A Bus Called Heaven by Bob Graham (Mar. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763658939). A broken-down bus brings a city neighborhood together. Ages 3-up.

How Do You Feel? by Anthony Browne (May 8, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763658625) takes a look at familiar emotions. Ages 3-up.

Living with Mom and Living with Dad by Melanie Walsh (June 12, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763658694). This book with flaps reassures children who live in two homes that there is love in each one. Ages 3-up.

Randy Riley’s Really Big Hit by Chris Van Dusen (Feb. 14, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763649463) is an ode to ingenuity starring a boy who likes space, robots, and baseball. Ages 4 to 7.

Miss Mingo Weathers the Storm by Jamie Harper (Mar. 13, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763649319). A class of animals takes a field trip to an observatory. Ages 4 to 7.

Bugs Galore by Peter Stein, illus. by Bob Staake (Mar. 13, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763647544) is a follow-up to Cars Galore. Ages 4 to 8.

Robot Zombie Frankenstein! by Annette Simon (Apr. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763651244) is a cumulative tale featuring robots, shapes, and pie. Ages 4 to 8.

House Held Up by Trees by Ted Kooser, illus. by Jon Klassen (Mar. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763651077) is a tale involving loss, change, and the triumph of nature. Ages 4 to 9.

Take Two!: A Celebration of Twins by J. Patrick Lewis and Jane Yolen, illus. by Sophie Blackall (Mar. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763637026). Poems and pictures pay tribute to twins. Ages 4-up.

Monkey and Elephant by Carole Lexa Schaefe, illus. by Galia Bernstein (Mar. 27, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763648404) launches a series about animal buddies. Ages 5 to 7.

Bramble and Maggie: Horse Meets Girl by Jessie Haas, illus. by Alison Friend (Mar. 27, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763649555) centers on a horse and her owner. Ages 5 to 8.

Sadie and Ratz by Sonya Hartnett, illus. by Ann James (Mar. 27, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763653156) is a story about siblings, mischief, and taking matters into one’s own hands. Ages 5 to 8.

Happy Like Soccer by Maribeth Boelts, illus. by Lauren Castillo (May 8, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763646165). A girl finds a way to bring together the two things that make her most happy: soccer and her family. Ages 5 to 9.

Pop-Up London by Jennie Maizels (May 8, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0763657871) explores London’s landmarks. Ages 5 to 9.

Mrs. Noodlekugel by Daniel Pinkwater, illus. by Adam Stower (Apr. 24, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763650537) introduces an eccentric babysitter. Ages 5 to 10.

Go Out and Play!: Favorite Outdoor Games from KaBOOM! illus. by Julianna Rose (Mar. 13, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-0763655303) offers instructions for more than 70 games. Ages 5-up.

Just Ducks! by Nicola Davies, illus. by Salvatore Rubbino (Mar. 27, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763659363). A girl shares her observations about mallards that live near her house. Ages 5-up.

Dolphin Baby! by Nicola Davies, illus. by Brita Granstrom (Apr. 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763655488). A dolphin learns to play and to survive. Ages 5-up.

Just as Good: How Larry Doby Changed America’s Game by Chris Crowe, illus. by Mike Benny (Jan. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763650261) spotlights the first African-American player to hit a home run in the World Series. Ages 6 to 10.

There Goes Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived by Matt Tavares (Feb. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763627898) is a picture-book biography of this Boston Red Sox player. Ages 6 to 10.

Duck for a Day by Meg McKinlay, illus. by Leila Rudge (Feb. 28, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0763657840). This tale of determination and unlikely friendship involves taking care of the class duck for a day. Ages 7 to 9.

Welcome to Silver Street Farm by Nicola Davies, illus. by Katharine McEwen (Feb. 28, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0763658311) focuses on a city farm that kids run. Ages 7-up.

Hooey Higgins and the Shark by Steve Voake, illus. by Emma Dodson (Apr. 24, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763657826) tells of a boy and his oddball family and friends. Ages 7-up.

What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld, illus. by Ben Boos and A.G. Ford (Jan. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763645649) profiles African-American inventors. Ages 8 to 12.

Letters to Leo by Amy Hest, illus. by Julia Denos (Mar. 27, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763636951). A young heroine takes on a new year—and a new dog. Ages 8 to 12.

The Dunderheads Behind Bars by Paul Fleischman, illus. by David Roberts (Apr. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763645434). Underdogs land work on a movie set and foil a cat burglar. Ages 8 to 12.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again by Frank Cottrell Boyce, illus. by Joe Berger (Mar. 13, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763659578) is a modern-day sequel to Sir Ian Fleming’s 1964 story. Ages 9 to 12.

The Princess of Trelian by Michelle Knudsen (Apr. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763650629) is a follow-up to The Dragon of Trelian. Ages 10 to 14.

Above World by Jenn Reese (Feb. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763654177). Two children are plucked out of the ocean in this sci-fi adventure. Ages 10-up.

Same Sun Here by Silas House and Neela Vaswani (Feb. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763656843) is a novel told in letters between an Indian immigrant girl in New York City and a Kentucky coal miner’s son. Ages 10-up.

The Fairy Ring: Or Elsie and Frances Fool the World by Mary Losure (Mar. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763656706). A girl who saw fairies and another with a gift for art concoct a story to stay out of trouble. Ages 10-up.

See You at Harry’s by Jo Knowles (May 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763654078). When the unthinkable happens, Fern and her family must find a way to heal. Ages 10-up.

The Obsidian Blade by Pete Hautman (Apr. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763654030) opens the time-twisting Klaatu Diskos trilogy. Ages 12-up.

Show Me a Story! Why Picture Books Matter: Conversations with 21 of the World's Most Celebrated Illustrators, edited by Leonard S. Marcus (May 8, hardcover, $22.99, ISBN 978-0763635060) collects interviews with 21 picture book creators, expanding on the 2002 book Ways of Telling. Ages 12-up.

Getting Over Garrett Delaney by Abby McDonald (Jan. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763655075). Can a 12-step program help Sadie kick her unrequited crush? Ages 14-up.

The Children and the Wolves by Adam Rapp (Feb. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763653378) is a novel about three disaffected teens and a kidnapped child. Ages 14-up.

The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind by Meg Medina (Mar. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763646028). Sonia’s entire village believes she is gifted, but it’s only in leaving home that she finds out who she truly is. Ages 14-up.

Master of Deceit: J. Edgar Hoover and America in the Age of Lies by Marc Aronson (Apr. 10, hardcover, $25.99, ISBN 978-0763650254) is a biography of Hoover. Ages 14-up.

Shadows on the Moon by Zoe Marriott (Apr. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763653446). This tale of magic, love, and revenge is set in fairy tale Japan. Ages 14-up.

The Princesses of Iowa by M. Molly Backes (May 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763653125) is a story of friendship, entitlement, and growing up in the heartland. Ages 14-up.


Lucy Cousins’s Maisy returns in Hop, Skip and Jump, Maisy!: A Maisy First Science Book (Feb. 14, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0763658137), ages 2 to 5; and Maisy Goes on a Sleepover (May 8, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0763658830), ages 3-up. Uncover & Discover adds What Will I Be? (Feb. 28, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0763658038); and Who’s Like Me? (Feb. 28, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0763658021) by Nicola Davies, illus. by Marc Boutavant, ages 3-up. Joining Sesame Street Books: Brand New Readers are Bert and Ernie Go Camping (Feb. 14, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763657505); and Cookie Monster’s Busy Day (Feb. 14, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763657321) by Ernie Kwiat, ages 4 to 7. Martin Handford’s Where’s Waldo releases Where’s Waldo? The Search for the Lost Things (Feb. 14, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0763658328), ages 5 to 7; and Where’s Waldo?: Anniversary Edition (Apr. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763645250), ages 6-up. Stink reappears in Stink and the Midnight Zombie Walk by Megan McDonald, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds (Mar. 13, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0763656928), ages 5 to 8. And Monty stars in Magical Monty by Johanna Hurwitz, illus. by Anik McGrory (June 12, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763650087), ages 5 to 9.

Keepsake Cityscapes offers Paris: A 3D Keepsake Cityscape by Sarah McMenemy (Mar. 13, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0763658946); and Washington: A 3D Keepsake Cityscape (Apr. 24, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0763659356) by Sarah McMenemy, ages 5-up. Bink and Gollie are back in Bink and Gollie, Two for One by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee, illus. by Tony Fucile (June 12, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763633615), ages 6 to 8. Judy Moody returns in Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer, Book 10, by Megan McDonald, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds (Apr. 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763657116), ages 6 to 9. Daisy Dawson issues Daisy Dawson on the Farm by Steve Voake, illus. by Jessica Meserve (June 12, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763658823), ages 6 to 9. And Vermonia releases To the Pillar of Wind by YoYo (May 8, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0763659172), ages 8-up.

Samurai Kids gains Monkey Fist by Sandy Fussell, illus. by Rhian Nest James (Feb. 28, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0763658274), ages 9 to 14. Ruby Redfort debuts with Look into My Eyes by Lauren Child (Mar. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763651206), ages 10 to 13. Amy Green presents Ask Amy Green: Bridesmaid Blitz by Sarah Webb (Apr. 10, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0763651572), ages 11-up. The Agency continues with The Traitor in the Tunnel by Y.S. Lee (Feb. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763653163), ages 12-up. Tantalize adds Diabolical by Cynthia Leitich Smith (Jan. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763651183), ages 14-up. Angel issues Angel Fire by L.A. Weatherly (Jan. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763656799), ages 14-up. The Lumatere Chronicles offers Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta (Mar. 13, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0763647599), ages 14-up. And Another concludes with AnotherJekyll, Another Hyde by Daniel and Dina Nayeri (Mar. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763652616), ages 14-up.

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Tia Isa quiere un carro (Tia Isa Wants a Car) by Meg Medina, illus. by Claudio Munzo (Feb. 28, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763661298), ages 3 to 7.



Bizzy Bear stars in Bizzy Bear: Let’s Get to Work! (Feb. 14, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0763658991); and Bizzy Bear: Off We Go! (Feb. 14, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0763659004) by Benji Davies, ages 1 to 3. Noodle adds Noodle Loves the Beach (Mar. 13, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0763658984); and Noodle Loves to Eat (Mar. 13, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0763658977) by Marion Billet, ages 1 to 3. And joining Mega Mash-up is Ancient Egyptians vs. Pirates in a Haunted Museum by Nikalas Catlow and Tim Wesson, illus. by Nikalas Catlow (Apr. 24, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0763659011), ages 7-up.


Night Knight by Owen Davey (Feb. 14, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763658380) is a bedtime adventure. Ages 2 to 5.

I Spy Under the Sea by Edward Gibbs (Mar. 27, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763659523). Readers look through die-cut holes to count underwater creatures. Ages 2 to 5.

The Pirates Next Door by Jonny Duddle (Feb. 28, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763658427). The Jolley-Rogers abandon the high seas for suburban life. Ages 3-up.


Ologies welcomes Illusionology by Albert Schafer, illus. by David Wyatt and Levi Pinfold (Mar. 13, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0763655884), ages 8-up.And StoryWorld adds Quests and Adventures: Create-A-Story by John Matthews, illus. by Caitlin Matthews (Feb. 14, novelty book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0763653170), ages 9 to 12.


Chick and Chickie in Play All Day! by Claude Ponti (Feb. 14, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1935179146) features two chicks that never stop playing. Ages 4-up.

Zig and Wikki in the Cow by Nadja Spiegelman, illus. by Trade Loeffler (Feb. 14, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1935179153). Can cow poop help two friends patch up their friendship? Ages 4-up.

The Shark King by R. Kikuo Johnson (Apr. 10, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1935179160) introduces a boy who craves to be his true self. Ages 4-up.


Titanic: Disaster at Sea by Philip Wilkinson (Feb. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1429675277). This account of the Titanic tragedy includes a poster and gatefold diagram. Ages 10 to 14.


You Choose Books: Survival adds Can You Survive the Desert?: An Interactive Survival Adventure (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1429679954); and Can You Survive the Wilderness?: An Interactive History Adventure (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1429679961) by Matt Doeden, ages 8 to 12. You Choose Books: History presents World War I: An Interactive History Adventure by Gwenyth Swain (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1429679ISBN 978); and World War II on the Home Front: An Interactive History Adventure by Martin Gitlin (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1429679985), ages 8 to 12. Smithsonian continues with Giant Squid: Searching for a Sea Monster by Mary M. Cerullo and Clyde Roper (Feb. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1429680233); and Destined for Space: Our Story of Exploration by Don Nardo (Feb. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1429680240), ages 9 to 10. Sports Illustrated Kids Sports Training Zone releases Strength Training for Teen Athletes: Exercises to Take Your Game to the Next Level by Karen Kenney (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1429680028); Sports Nutrition for Teen Athletes: Eat Right to Take Your Game to the Next Level by Dana Meachen Rau (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1429680004); Stamina Training for Teen Athletes: Exercises to Take Your Game to the Next Level (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1429680011); and Speed Training for Teen Athletes: Exercises to Take Your Game to the Next Level (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1429679992) by Shane Frederick, ages 10 to 14.



Food Revolution issues Going Organic: A Healthy Guide to Making the Switch (Feb. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0756545284); Going Vegan: A Healthy Guide to Making the Switch (Feb. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0756545291); and Going Vegetarian: A Healthy Guide to Making the Switch (Feb. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0756545307) by Dana Meachen Rau, ages 11 to 14.


Inside the Olympics by Nick Hunter (Feb. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1432954895) chronicles the history and development of the Olympic Games. Ages 11 to 12.


Math Every Day adds Animals Big and Small (Mar. 1, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1410948557); Counting 1 to 10 (Mar. 1, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1410948526); Shapes Around Us (Mar. 1, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1410948540); and Patterns Outside (Mar. 1, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1410948533) by Daniel Nunn and Rebecca Rissman, ages 2 to 4. And Titans of Business welcomes Steve Jobs by Nick Hunter (Mar. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1432964351), ages 9 to 11.


Escaping Titanic: A Young Girl’s True Story of Survival by Marybeth Lorbiecki, illus. by Korey Keinzen (Feb. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1404872356) recounts Ruth Elizabeth Becker’s experience on the Titanic. Ages 5 to 10.


Hello Genius offers Bear Says “Thank You” (Mar. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1404867864); Hippo Says “Excuse Me” (Mar. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1404867871); Mouse Says “Sorry” (Mar. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1404867895); and Penguin Says “Please” (Mar. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1404867888) by Michael Dahl, illus. by Oriol Vidal, ages 2 to 4. Henry Helps releases Henry Helps with Dinner (Mar. 1, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1404873827); Henry Helps with Laundry (Mar. 1, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1404873841); Henry Helps with the Baby (Mar. 1, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1404873810); and Henry Helps with the Dog (Mar. 1, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1404873834) by Beth Bracken, illus. by Ailie Busby, ages 2 to 4. And joining Fiction Picture Books are Big Brothers Are the Best (Feb. 1, hardcover, $6.95, ISBN 978-1404872240); and Big Sisters Are the Best (Feb. 1, hardcover, $6.95, ISBN 978-1404872257) by Fran Manushkin, illus. by Kirsten Richards, ages 2 to 5.

My Little Planet greets Little Seeds (Mar. 1, hardcover, $6.95, ISBN 978-1404872264); Pick Up the Park (Mar. 1, hardcover, $6.95, ISBN 978-1404872288); Recycling Is Fun (Mar. 1, hardcover, $6.95, ISBN 978-1404872295); and We Need Water (Mar. 1, hardcover, $6.95, ISBN 978-1404872271) by Charles Ghigna, illus. by Ag Jatkowska, ages 2 to 5. And new Little Boost titles are Crabby Pants by Julie Gassman, illus. by Richard Watson (Feb. 1, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1404874169); Hello, Goodbye, and a Very Little Lie by Christianne C. Jones, illus. by Christine Battuz (Feb. 1, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1404874985); Messy One by Jones, illus. by Juana Martinez-Neal (Feb. 1, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1404874176); Terrible, Awful, Horrible Manners by Beth Bracken, illus. by Watson (Feb. 1, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1404874190); and Too Shy for Show-And-Tell by Beth Bracken, illus. by Jennifer Bell (Feb. 1, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1404874183), ages 4 to 6.

DC Super-Pets gains The Amazing Mini-Mutts by Donald B. Lemke (Feb. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1404872189); Barnyard Brainwash (Feb. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1404872134); and Candy Store Caper (Feb. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1404872141) by John Sazaklis; Sleepy Time Crime (Feb. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1404872158); and Super-Pets Showdown (Feb. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1404872165) by Sarah Hines Stephens; and Starro and the Space Dolphins by Art Baltazar (Feb. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1404872172), all illus. by Baltazar, ages 6 to 8. Kylie Jean returns in Dancing Queen (Feb. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1404872097); Football Queen (Feb. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1404872103); Singing Queen (Feb. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1404872110); and Spelling Queen (Feb. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1404872127) by Marci Peschke, illus. by Tuesday Mourning, ages 6 to 8. And Zeke Meeks stars in Zeke Meeks vs. the Horrifying TV-Turnoff Week (Jan. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1404872202); Zeke Meeks vs. the Gruesome Girls (Feb. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1404872219); Zeke Meeks vs. the Putrid Puppet Pals (Feb. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1404872233); and Zeke Meeks vs. the Stinkin’ Science Fair by D.L. Green, illus. by Josh Alves, ages 7 to 10.



Return to Titanic launches with Time Voyage (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1434239099); Stowaways (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1434239105); An Unsinkable Ship (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1434239112); and Overboard (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1434239129) by Steve Brezenoff, illus. by Scott Murphy, ages 8 to 11. Graphic Spin issues Tall: Great American Folktales) by Martin Powell, Sean Tulien, and Stephanie Peter, illus. by Aaron Blecha, Lisa Weber, Nelson Evergreen, and Michelle Lamoreaux (Mar. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1434240682), ages 8 to 11. Tony Hawk’s 900 Revolution gains Amplified by Blake A. Hoena (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1434238870); Tunnel Vision (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1434238887); and Exiled by Brandon Terrell (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1434238894); and Lockdown by Matthew K. Manning (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1434238900), all illus. by Leonardo Ito, ages 10 to 14. And The Summer I Lost It by Natalie Kath (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1434240675) joins Stone Arch Novels, ages 10 to 14.


(Sterling, dist.)

How to Be a Ballerina by Harriet Castor, illus. by Holly Clifton-Brown (June 5, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1847327352). This look at young ballerinas includes flaps and a spinning wheel. Ages 6-up.

Eye Bogglers: A Mesmerizing Mass of Amazing Illusions by Gianni A. Sarcone and Marie-Jo Waeber (June 5, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1780970745) shows how illusions work. Ages 7-up.

The Lost Journal: Dinosaur Hunter by Steve Parker (Feb. 7, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1780970684) presents the journal of pioneer dinosaur hunter Samuel T. King, plus a foldout map, stickers, and documents. Ages 8-up.

The Lost Journal: Mysteries of the Nile by Phillip Steele (Feb. 7, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1780970691) reveals the journal of the 1920s newspaper reporter Herbert Fothergill, featuring a map and scrapbook items. Ages 8-up


(HCI, dist.)

Why Is Brian So Fat? by Gary Solomon, illus. by Lynne Adamson (May 11, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1936290741) centers on a boy who eats to cope with his dysfunctional family. Ages 9 to 12.


Waiting for Ice by Sandra Markle, illus. by Alan Marks (Feb. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1580892551). A polar bear cub struggles to find food in the Arctic. Ages 4 to 7.

What We Wear: Dressing Up Around the World by Maya Ajmera, Elise Hofer Derstine, and Cynthia Pon (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1580894166, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1580894173) showcases what children around the world wear. Ages 4 to 7.

Bambino and Mr. Twain by P.I. Maltbie, illus. by Daniel Miyares (Feb. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1580892728). After the death of his wife, Samuel Clemens takes solace in the company of his daughter’s cat. Ages 5 to 6.

A Path of Stars by Anne Sibley O’Brien (Feb. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1570917356). Dara’s grandmother tells stories of growing up in Cambodia. Ages 5 to 8.

Can I Bring Woolly to the Library, Ms. Reeder? by Lois Grambling, illus. by Judy Love (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1580892810; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1580892827). A boy asks his librarian if he can bring his woolly mammoth to the library in this book about using a library. Ages 5 to 8.

Emily and Carlo by Marty Rhodes Figley, illus. by Catherine Stock (Feb. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1580892742). Emily Dickinson and her dog explore the woods and town around them. Ages 5 to 8.

A Warmer World: From Polar Bears to Butterflies, How Climate Change Affects Wildlife by Caroline Arnold, illus. by Jamie Hogan (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1580892667; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1580892674) discusses the effects of climate change on ecosystems around the world. Ages 7 to 10.

Higgins Hole by Kevin Boreen, illus. by David Clark (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1570916410). In this novel, animals living peacefully under the sea are threatened by great white sharks. Ages 8 to 11.

Snowmobile: Bombardier’s Dream Machine by Jules Older, illus. by Michael Lauritano (Feb. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1580893343; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1580893350) tells of the man who created the first snowmobile. Ages 8 to 11.

A Black Hole Is Not a Hole by Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano, illus. by Michael Carroll (Feb. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1570917837) explains what black holes are and how scientists first discovered them. Ages 9 to 12.

Sneed B. Collard III’s Most Fun Book Ever About Lizards by Sneed B. Collard III (Feb. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1580893244; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1580893251) introduces lizards from around the world. Ages 9 to 12.

The Great Molasses Flood: Boston, 1919 by Deborah J. Kops (Feb. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1580893480) reveals how an explosion sent a wave of molasses through the streets of Boston, injuring many and even collapsing buildings. Ages 9 to 12.


Stuart J. Murphy’s I See I Learn adds Left, Right, Emma! (Feb. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1580894722; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1580894739); and Percy Listens Up (Feb. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1580894685; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1580894692) by Stuart J. Murphy, ages 2 to 5. Lola returns in Lola Reads to Leo by Anna McQuinn, illus. by Rosalind Beardshaw (Feb. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1580894036; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1580894043), ages 2 to 5. Pig Pig releases Pig Pig Meets the Lion by David McPhail (Feb. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1580893589), ages 4 to 7. Pinch and Dash debuts with Pinch and Dash Make Soup by Michael J. Daley, illus. by Thomas F. Yezerski (Feb. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1580893466; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1580893473), ages 5 to 8. Ralph Masiello’s Drawing Books issues Ralph Masiello’s Farm Drawing Book by Ralph Masiello (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1570915376; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1570915383), ages 5 to 8. And Sir Cumference Math Adventures offers Sir Cumference and the Viking’s Map by Cindy Neuschwander, illus. by Wayne Geehan (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1570917912; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1570917929), ages 8 to 11.

Series in Spanish

Stuart J. Murphy’s I See I Learn releases Camila y su equipo (Camille’s Team) (Feb. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1580894906; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1580894913); and Percy se enoja (Percy Gets Upset) (Feb. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1580894920; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1580894937) by Stuart J. Murphy, ages 2 to 5.


Open Wide!: A Look Inside Animal Mouths (Feb. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0983201434); and Step Inside!: A Look Inside Animal Homes (Feb. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0983201427) by Catherine Ham. Verse and photos examine why animals open their mouths; and where they live. Ages 4 to 7.


Dancing with the Dinosaurs by Jane Clarke, illus. by Lee Wildish (Feb. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1936140671). Costumed dinos strut their stuff for judges. Ages 3-up.

Dinosaur Pet by Neil Sedaka and Marc Sedaka, illus. by Tim Bowers (May 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1936140367) is a riff on Neil Sedaka’s song, “Calendar Girl.” Ages 4-up.

Get the Scoop on Animal Poop: From Lions to Tapeworms 251 Cool Facts about Scat, Frass, Dung, and More! by Dawn Cusick (Feb. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1936140428) offers animal facts and photos. Ages 7 to 11.

Crazy Concoctions: A Mad Scientist’s Guide to Messy Mixtures by Jordan D. Brown (Feb. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1936140510) presents kitchen science experiments. Ages 8-up.


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The Flying Machine Book: Build and Launch 35 Rockets, Gliders, Helicopters, Boomerangs, and More by Bobby Mercer (May 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1613740866) is a guide to building contraptions with recycled materials. Ages 9-up.


For Kids presents Frederick Douglass for Kids: His Lifeand Times, with 21 Activities by Nancy I. Sanders (June 1, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1569767177), ages 4-up.


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Art Is Every Day: Activities for the Home, Park, Museum, and City by Eileen S. Prince (June 1, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1569767153) compiles art projects. Ages 4-up.


Mockingbird Song by Carol Thompson (Mar. 15, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1846434464) presents this song in a wipe-off card format. Up to age 2.

Ten Little Apples (Mar. 15, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1846434440) covers subtraction and addition. Ages 3 to 6.

Talkative Tortoise by Andrew Fusek Peters (Mar. 15, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1846434181). In this Himalayan tale, a tortoise’s vanity prevails over common sense. Ages 3 to 7.


Small Senses releases What Can I Hear? (Mar. 15, board book, $3.99, ISBN 978-1846433771); What Can I See? (Mar. 15, board book, $3.99, ISBN 978-1846433788); What Can I Smell? (Mar. 15, board book, $3.99, ISBN 978-1846433764); and What Can I Taste? (Mar. 15, board book, $3.99, ISBN 978-1846433757) by Annie Kubler, up to age 2. New Helping Hands titles, illustrated by Jessica Stockham, are Party! (Mar. 15, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1846434136); Recycling! (Mar. 15, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1846434150); Moving House! (Mar. 15, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1846434143); and Shopping! (Mar. 15, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1846434129), ages 2 to 5. And joining Fairy Tale Diaries by Kees Moerbeek are My Secret Scrapbook Diary: Little Red Riding Hood (Mar. 15, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1846434471); My Secret Scrapbook Diary: The Three Little Pigs (Mar. 15, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1846434488); My Secret Scrapbook Diary: Cinderella (Mar. 15, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1846434501); and My Secret Scrapbook Diary: Jack and the Beanstalk (Mar. 15, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1846434495), ages 3 to 7.


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Eight Dragons on the Roof and Other Tales: Traditional Dragon Stories from China by Haiyan Chen and Fang Li (Apr. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-0835100045) compiles 25 stories and fairy tales. Ages 10 to 14.


Legend of Snow Wolf launches with Reincarnation by Fred Lit Yu (June 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-0835100038), ages 13-up.


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Baby Caillou First Word Library by Pierre Brignaud (Apr. 1, multiple copy pack, $9.99, ISBN 978-2894508961) is a boxed set of six books introducing basic words. Up to age 3.

Caillou: My First Coloring Book: Learn to Color Inside the Lines by Anne Paradis, illus. by Eric Sevigny (June 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-2894508992) presents simple pictures to color. Up to age 3.


Hand-in-Hand issues Caillou: I Love You (May 1, hardcover, $5.99, ISBN 978-2894508602), up to age 3; and Caillou: My Big Bed (May 1, hardcover, $5.99, ISBN 978-2894508558), ages 3 to 5, by Christine L’Heureux, illus. by Pierre Brignaud. Joining Clubhouse are My Bedtime Story Box (Apr. 1, multiple copy pack, $10.95, ISBN 978-2894509005); Caillou and the Rain (Apr. 1, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-2894508701); Caillou Goes Camping (May 1, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-2894508565); and Caillou Is Sick (Apr. 1, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-2894508657) by Roger J. Harvey; Caillou and the Big Slide by Jeannine Beaulieu (May 1, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-2894508671); and Caillou Sends a Letter by Joceline Sanschagrin (May 1, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-2894508664), all illus. by Eric Sevigny, ages 3 to 5. Ecology Club gains Caillou Plants a Tree (Apr. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-2894508343); and Caillou: As Good as New (Apr. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-2894508329) by Sarah Margaret Johanson, illus. by Sevigny, ages 3 to 5. And Fairy Tales issues Caillou: Hansel and Gretel by Pierre Brignaud (June 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-2894508589), ages 3 to 5.


Trains Go by Steve Light (Jan. 25, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0811879422) spotlights eight noisy trains. Ages 1 to 4.

My Little Easter Egg by Sara Gillingham (Feb. 29, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1452107967) is a puppet board book die-cut in the shape of an Easter egg. Ages 1 to 4.

In My Barn (Apr. 4, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1452106410); and On My Leaf (Apr. 18, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1452108131) by Sara Gillingham, illus. by Lorena Siminovich, are finger puppet board books. Ages 1 to 4.

Backseat A-B-See by Maria van Lieshout (Apr. 11, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1452106649) is an alphabet book featuring road signs. Ages 1 to 4.

New York, Baby! (Apr. 25, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1452106199); and San Francisco, Baby! (Apr. 25, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1452106205) offer tours of these cities. Ages 1 to 4.

Let’s Dance with Julius and Friends by Paul Frank Industries (May 2, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1452106373). Friends get ready for bed in this touch-and-feel story. Ages 1 to 4.

Chloe, Instead by Micah Player (Apr. 18, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0811878654) presents a story about sisterly love. Ages 1 to 6.

How Many Jelly Beans? by Andrea Menotti, illus. by Yancey Labat (Apr. 18, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1452102061) uses jelly beans to introduce counting. Ages 1 to 6.

Wumbers by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illus. by Tom Lichtenheld (June 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1452110226) is a book of wordplay from the creators of Duck! Rabbit! Ages 1 to 6.

Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors by Hena Khan (June 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0811879057) captures the colors of Islam. Ages 1 to 7.

Kokeshi: Aoki by Annelore Parot (Mar. 7, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1452108094). This journal is printed on linen and features a patterned spine inspired by traditional Japanese dolls. Ages 1 to 8.

Water Sings Blue by Kate Coombs, illus. by Meilo So (Mar. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0811872843) presents poems about the ocean. Ages 1 to 8.

Project Jackalope by Emily Ecton (Mar. 21, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1452101552) tells of a boy and the mythical creature that’s given to him for safe keeping. Ages 8 to 12.

Yumi by Annelore Parot (June 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1452105321). This story inspired by traditional Japanese dolls includes diecuts, gatefolds, and flaps. Ages 4 to 8.

Tua and the Elephant by Randal Harris, illus. by Taeeun Yoo (Apr. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0811877817) is a story about an unlikely friendship between a girl and an elephant, set in modern-day Thailand. Ages 8 to 12.


Little Seal Finger Puppet Book (Jan. 25, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1452108124); and Little Chicken Finger Puppet Book (Jan. 25, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1452108117) by Image Books join Finger Puppet Books, ages 1 to 4. New Templar titles are Animal 123 (Feb. 22, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1452109930); and Animal Spots and Stripes (Feb. 22, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1452109947) by Britta Teckentrup, ages 1 to 4. And Worst-Case Scenario adds Worst-Case Scenario Ultimate Adventure: Amazon by David Borgenicht, illus. by Yancey Labat (May 16, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1452107950), ages 9 to 12.


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Lovesick Skunk by Joe Hayes, illus. by Antonio Castro L. (Apr. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1935955313). In this tall tale, love stinks. Ages 4 to 8.

Bee Tree by Stephen Buchmann and Diana Cohn, illus. by Paul Mirocha (Apr. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1935955146). A man in Malaysia teaches his grandson to harvest honey. Ages 7 to 11.


Happy Easter! by Liesbet Slegers (Apr. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1605371146) is a story about preparing for this holiday and the meaning of Easter. Up to age 3.

Move! (June 1, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1605371184); and Surprise! (June 1, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1605371177) by Liesbet Slegers are lift-the-flap books revealing how animals move; and where they hide. Up to age 3.

The Big Woods Orchestra by Guido van Genechten (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1605371139) celebrates the sounds of woodland birds. Ages 3 to 5.


Big Board Books welcomes The Big Eating Book by Guido van Genechten (Jan. 1, board book, $12.95, ISBN 978-1605371009), up to age 3. Black and White adds Daddies and Their Babies (Mar. 1, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1605371108); and Mommies and Their Babies (Mar. 1, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1605371092) by van Genechten, up to age 3. And Guess Along offers Guess What? (May 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1605371160); and Guess Where? (May 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1605371153) by van Genechten, up to age 3.


Outcasts of River Falls by Jacqueline Guest (Apr. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1550504804). In 1901, a girl struggles with racism toward her Metis community. Ages 8 to 12.


The Veil Weavers continues with Veil of Magic by Maureen Bush (Apr. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1550504828), ages 7 to 11. And Disaster Strikes! offers Day of the Cyclone by Penny Draper (Apr. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1550504811), ages 8 to 12.



It’s Fun to Learn About Baby Animals has four additions by Bobbie Kalman, among them Endangered Baby Animals (Feb. 1, hardcover, $21.27, ISBN 978-0778740766, paper $6.95, ISBN 978-0778740810); and Baby Pets (Feb. 1, hardcover $21.27, ISBN 978-0778740759; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0778740803), ages 5 to 8. Meet My Neighbor offers four volumes by Marc Crabtree, including Meet My Neighbor, the Librarian (Feb. 1, hardcover, $21.27, ISBN 978-0778745594; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0778745648); and Meet My Neighbor, the Police Officer (Feb. 1, hardcover, $21.27, ISBN 978-0778745617; paper $6.95, ISBN 978-0778745662), ages 5 to 8. Six titles by Bobbie Kalman join Rapping About, among them Rapping About Animal Homes (Feb. 1, hardcover, $21.27, ISBN 978-0778727934; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0778728009); and Rapping About Being a Girl (Feb. 1, hardcover, $21.27, ISBN 978-0778727941; paper $6.95, ISBN 978-0778728016), ages 5 to 8. And Big Science Ideas adds four books by Kalman, including What Is a Top Predator? (Feb. 1, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-0778727729; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0778727774); and What Is Climate? (Feb. 1, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-0778727736; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0778727781), ages 5 to 8.

Vehicles on the Move issues four titles by Lynn Peppas, including Monster Trucks (Mar. 1, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-0778730194; paper $8.95, ISBN 978-0778730248); and ATVs and Off-Roaders (Mar. 1, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-0778730170; paper $8.95, ISBN 978-0778730224), ages 5 to 8. Celebrations in My World welcomes four books by Robert Walker, among them Bar and Bat Mitzvahs (Mar. 1, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-0778740865; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0778740919); and Flag Day (Mar. 1, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-0778740872; paper $8.95, ISBN 978-0778740926), ages 5 to 8. Cloud Close-Up presents four volumes by Molly Aloian, including How Do Clouds Form? (Mar. 1, hardcover, $21.27, ISBN 978-0778744757; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0778744801); and What Are Cumulus Clouds? by Molly Aloian (Mar. 1, hardcover, $21.27, ISBN 978-0778744740,;paper $6.95, ISBN 978-0778744795), ages 5 to 8. And Tadpoles releases six titles, among them Lion and the Mouse by Diane Marwood, illus. by Anni Axworthy (Mar. 1, hardcover, $21.27, ISBN 978-0778778936; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0778779056); and Boy Who Cried Wolf by Elizabeth Adams, illus. by Daniel Howarth (Mar. 1, hardcover, $21.27, ISBN 978-0778778905; paper $6.95, ISBN 978-0778779025), ages 5 to 8.

Tadpoles: Nursery Rhymes has four additions, including Hey Diddle Diddle and Hey Diddle Doodle by Brian Moses, illus. by Jill Newton (Mar. 1, hardcover $21.27, ISBN 978-0778778844; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0778778967); and Itsy Bitsy Spider and Itsy Bitsy Beetle by Wes Magee, illus. by Tomislav Zlatic (Mar. 1, hardcover, $21.27, ISBN 978-0778778868; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0778778981), ages 5 to 8. Among the six new installments of What’s the Matter? are Is It Flexible or Rigid? by Sheila Fletcher (Mar. 1, hardcover, $21.27, ISBN 978-0778720478; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0778720546); and Is It Hot or Cold? by Susan Hughes (Mar. 1, hardcover, $21.27, ISBN 978-0778720492; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0778720560), ages 5 to 8. And Molly Aloian’s Plants Close-Up issues four volumes, including Plants Are Alive! (Apr. 1, hardcover, $21.27, ISBN 978-0778742197; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0778742241); and What Are Seeds? (Apr. 1, hardcover, $21.27, ISBN 978-0778742210; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0778742265), ages 5 to 8.

Olympic Sports offers London 2012: Olympic Venues by Miller (Feb. 1; paper; $8.95; ISBN 978-0778740094), ages 8 to 11. Superstars! gains four biographies by Reagan Miller, including Selena Gomez (Mar. 1; hardcover; $26.60; ISBN 978-0778776178; paper; $8.95; ISBN 978-0778776307); and Taylor Lautner (Mar. 1; hardcover; $26.60; ISBN 978-0778776192; paper; $8.95; ISBN 978-0778776321), ages 8 to 11. Understanding Electricity releases four titles, among them What Is Electricity? by Ron Monroe (Mar. 1; hardcover; $26.60; ISBN 978-0778720799); and What Are Insulators and Conductors? by Reagan Miller (Mar. 1; hardcover; $26.60; ISBN 978-0778720782; paper $8.95; ISBN 978-0778720836), ages 8 to 11. And I Can Write a Book presents eight titles by Bobbie Kalman, including I Can Write a Book about Countries (Feb. 1; hardcover; $26.60; ISBN 978-0778779889; paper; $8.95; ISBN 978-0778779971); I Can Write a Book about History (Feb. 1; hardcover; $26.60; ISBN 978-0778779902; paper; $8.95; ISBN 978-0778779995); and I Can Write a Book about My Life (Feb. 1; hardcover; $26.60; ISBN 978-0778779933; paper; $8.95; ISBN 978-0778780021), ages 8 to 12.

Crabtree Groundbreaker Biographies welcomes Irena Sendler: Bringing Life to Children of the Holocaust by Diane Dakers and Susan Brophy Down (Feb. 1; hardcover; $33.27; ISBN 978-0778725534; paper $12.95; ISBN 978-0778725565); Elie Wiesel: Holocaust Survivor and Messenger for Humanity by Dakers (Feb. 1; hardcover; $33.27; ISBN 978-0778725527; paper $12.95; ISBN 978-0778725558), ages 10 to 13. Superstar Cars continues with four books, among them Bugatti by Molly Aloian (Feb. 1; hardcover; $31.93; ISBN 978-0778721000; paper; $10.95; ISBN 978-0778721055); and Camaro by Lynn Peppas (Feb. 1; hardcover; $31.93; ISBN 978-0778721017; paper $10.95; ISBN 978-0778721062), ages 10 to 13. And Graphic Modern History: World War II adds six titles by Gary Jeffrey, including Secret War (Feb. 1; hardcover $30.60; ISBN 978-0778741954; paper; $9.95; ISBN 978-0778742029); and Eastern Front (Feb. 1; hardcover; $30.60; ISBN 978-0778741947; paper; $9.95; ISBN 978-0778742012), ages 10 to 13.

Four titles join Myths Understood, including Understanding Chinese Myths by Megan Kopp (Feb. 1; hardcover; $30.60; ISBN 978-0778745075; paper $9.95; ISBN 978-0778745129); and Understanding Greek Myths by Natalie Hyde (Feb. 1; hardcover; $30.60; ISBN 978-0778745099; paper $9.95; ISBN 978-0778745143), ages 10 to 13. Lands, Peoples, & Cultures offers six titles, among them United States: The Culture by Reagan Miller (Mar. 1; hardcover; $26.60; ISBN 978-0778798347; paper $7.95; ISBN 978-0778798378); and England: The Land (Revised) by Banting Erinn (Mar. 1; hardcover; $26.60; ISBN 978-0778798293; paper $7.95; ISBN 978-0778798323), ages 10 to 13. And Crabtree Chrome releases eight volumes, including Gettysburg by James Bow (Mar. 1; hardcover; $30.60; ISBN 978-0778779285; paper; $9.95; ISBN 978-0778779377); D-Day by Martha Martin (Mar. 1; hardcover; $30.60; ISBN 978-0778779247; paper; $9.95; ISBN 978-0778779339); and Navy Seals by James Bow (Mar. 1; hardcover; $30.60; ISBN 978-0778779261; paper $9.95; ISBN 978-0778779353), ages 11 to 14.


Bobo’s Smile by Seymour Chwast (Mar. 28, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1568462219). When the circus closes, a clown travels the world, but doesn’t smile until he returns to work. Ages 3-up.



NBA Champions by Aaron Frisch adds Atlanta Hawks (Jan. 1, hardcover, $25.65, ISBN 978-1608181308); Boston Celtics (Jan. 1, hardcover, $25.65, ISBN 978-1608181315); Chicago Bulls (Jan. 1, hardcover, $25.65, ISBN 978-1608181322); Detroit Pistons (Jan. 1, hardcover, $25.65, ISBN 978-1608181339); Golden State Warriors (Jan. 1, hardcover, $25.65, ISBN 978-1608181346); and Houston Rockets (Jan. 1, hardcover, $25.65, ISBN 978-1608181353), ages 6-up. Amazing Animals welcomes Moose by Kate Riggs (Jan. 1, hardcover, $25.65, ISBN 978-1608181117), ages 6-up. Thrill Rides offers Water Rides by Valerie Bodden (Jan. 1, hardcover, $25.65, ISBN 978-1608181155), ages 6-up. And Summer Olympic Legends releases Basketball (Jan. 1, hardcover, $25.65, ISBN 978-1608182084); Gymnastics (Jan. 1, hardcover, $25.65, ISBN 978-1608182107); Swimming (Jan. 1, hardcover, $25.65, ISBN 978-1608182114); and Volleyball (Jan. 1, hardcover, $25.65, ISBN 978-1608182138) by Nate LeBoutillier; and Boxing (Jan. 1, hardcover, $25.65, ISBN 978-1608182091); and Track and Field (Jan. 1, hardcover, $25.65, ISBN 978-1608182121), by Shane Frederick ages 10-up.


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Drops of Life by Esko-Pekka Tiitinen, illus. by Nikolai Tiitinen (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-8415241317) is an adaptation of a play about endangered species who come together to save the planet. Ages 5 to 7.

The Word Collector by Sonja Wimmer (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-8415241348). Luna realizes that beautiful words are disappearing from the world. Ages 5 to 7.

Zaira and the Dolphins by Mar Pavon, illus. by Cha Coco (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-8415241072) centers on an imaginative girl who can see dolphins in the town square fountain. Ages 5 to 7.

Titles in Spanish

Gotas de vida (Drops of Life) by Esko-Pekka Tiitinen, illus. by Nikolai Tiitinen (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-8415241300), ages 5 to 7; and Zaira y los delfines (Zaira and the Dolphins) by Mar Pavon, illus. by Cha Coco (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-8415241027), ages 5 to 7.


Mini-animalist presents Story of a Cockroach by Carmen Gil, illus. by Sonja Wimmer (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-8415241225), ages 5 to 7. Handbooks releases Witches Handbook by Monica Carretero (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-8415241065), ages 5 to 7.

Series in Spanish

Artistas Mini-Animalistas issues Historia de una cucaracha (Story of a Cockroach) by Carmen Gil, illus. by Sonja Wimmer (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-8415241218), ages 5 to 7. And Manuales adds Manual de brujas by Monica Carretero (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-8415241010), ages 5 to 7.