Faber & Faber

Fixer the Robot by John Kelly (July 2, $15.95, ISBN 978-0-571-33636-4). When trouble strikes a robot who helps other robots do their jobs better, they come to his rescue. Ages up to 5.

The Goat Cafe by Francesca Simon, illus. by Leo Broadley (May 28, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-571-32867-3). Not content with eating just the food on the farm, goats devour the barn, shed, garden gnomes, and more. Ages up to 5.

The Hug by Eoin McLaughlin, illus. by Polly Dunbar (Apr. 2, $15.95, ISBN 978-0-571-34875-6). In this flip book, a hedgehog and tortoise are shunned by animals when they request a hug—until they meet each other. Ages up to 5.

Wolfie’s Secret by Nicola Senior (Mar. 12, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-571-33124-6). A big bad wolf would rather wolf down the cakes he bakes than eat pesky little pigs. Ages up to 5.


Old Possum Picture Books greets Cat Morgan by T.S. Eliot, illus. by Arthur Robins (Apr. 22, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-571-34582-3), ages up to 5. Four Seasons of Walter de la Mare ushers in Silver by de La Mare, illus. by Carolina Rabei (Apr. 16, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-571-31470-6), ages up to 5. Ruby Roo adds The Chocolate Monster by Pip Jones, illus. by Laura Hughes (Mar. 12, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-571-32751-5), ages up to 5. And Fables from the Stables welcomes Hayley the Hairy Horse by Gavin Puckett, illus. by Tor Freeman (July 23, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-571-33780-4), ages 5–7.

Fabled Films


Grow & Read Early Readers, Level 3 gains The Nocturnals: The Chestnut Challenge (Apr. 23, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-944020-22-4) and The Kooky Kinkajou (June 25, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-944020-25-5) by Tracey Hecht, illus. by Josie Yee, ages 6–8.


If There Never Was a You by Amanda Rowe, illus. by Olga Skomorokhova (Mar. 1, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-111-2), reassures children of the special place they have in their parents’ hearts. Ages 1–3.

Let’s Make Yoga Magic by Heather Leah, illus. by Sandie Sonke (May 1, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-129-7). Kids demonstrate yoga poses, in this book with levers to pull and wheels to spin. Ages 1–7.

Color Train by David Miles (Mar. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-106-8). This fold-out book introduces colors and art by Rembrandt, van Gogh, and other masters. Ages 3–5.

The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost, illus. by Vivian Mineker (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-107-5), offers an illustrated rendition of this classic poem. Ages 5–8.

The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde, illus. by Jeanne Bowman (Apr. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-126-6), presents a story of friendship, kindness, and community. Ages 5–8.


Nom Nom Knowledge issues Opposites by Forrest Everett (Mar. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-109-9), ages 1–3. 100 First Words welcomes 100 First Words for Little Artists by Kyle Kershner (May 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-128-0), ages 1–8. Joining Little Heroes is Amazing Animals Who Changed the World by Heidi Poelman, illus. by Kyle Kershner (Mar. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-110-5), ages 1–8. Lit for Little Hands picks up The Secret Garden, adapted by Brooke Jorden, illus. by David Miles (Mar. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-105-1), ages 3–6. And Monster Diaries releases Harriet’s Monster Diary: Awfully Anxious (But I Squish It, Big Time) by Raun Melmed and S.E. Abramson (May 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-127-3), ages 7–11.


I Love You Mom by Abbie Headon, illus. by Liz Temperley (Feb. 15, $12.95, ISBN 978-0-228-10172-7), shows how 45 animal mothers care for their young. Ages 5–8.


The Whale, the Sea and the Stars by Adrian Macho (July 23, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-559-4). A young whale relies on lessons from her mother to find the place she can call home. Ages 4–7.


Hello Animals adds Hello Animals, How Do You Sleep? by Loes Botman (Apr. 23, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-551-8), ages 1–3. Pip the Gnome stars in Pip the Gnome and the Forest Feast by Admar Kwant (Apr. 2, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-549-5), ages 1–3. And Evie the Strawberry Fairy debuts with Evie and the Strawberry Patch Rescue by Stefanie Dahle (May 14, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-560-0), ages 3–7.


Finn the Little Seal by Sandra Klaassen (May 7, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-554-9). Swept out to sea, a frightened seal pup must overcome his fears and find his place in the ocean. Ages 3–6.

Robert the Bruce: The King and the Spider by Molly MacPherson, illus. by Teresa Martinez (Apr. 2, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-558-7). Combining history and myth, this book spotlights a renowned Scottish king. Ages 4–7.

Guardians of the Wild Unicorns by Lindsay Littleson (Apr. 30, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-555-6). Two friends battle poachers and harness ancient magic to save the last wild unicorns from dark forces. Ages 9–12.


Animal Adventure Club starts up with The Baby Deer Rescue by Michelle Sloan, illus. by Hannah George (Apr. 30, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-556-3), ages 6–9. Thorfinn the Nicest Viking returns in Thorfinn and the Dreadful Dragon by David MacPhail, illus. by Richard Morgan (May 21, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-565-5), ages 6–9. And Ferryman adds Outcasts by Claire McFall (Apr. 23, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-564-8), ages 12–16.


Cats and Dogs (Mar. 5, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1582-4) and Dogs (Mar. 5, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1581-7). These books introducing simple words feature photos of animals. Ages up to 3.

The Little Pink Rosebud, illus. by Sally Garland (Feb. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1555-8). A bud’s friends encourage her to leave her underground home and blossom into the rose she is meant to be. Ages up to 7.

Nursery Rhyme & Shine, illus. by Sally Garland (Feb. 5, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1561-9). This compilation of songs includes a QR code on the back cover to scan to hear the featured melodies. Ages 3–7.

Stomp by Uncle Ian Aurora, illus. by Natalia Moore (Mar. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1554-1). This companion to Clap encourages kids to stomp along to the narrative. Ages 3–7.

Good Night, World (Feb. 5, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1560-2) and Hello, World (Feb. 5, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1559-6), illus. by Aleksandra Szmidt. Animals teach kids how to say “good night“ and “hello” in various languages. Ages 4–7.

Moo, Moo, Chew, Chew: Sounds from the Farm (May 14, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1583-1) and Roar, Roar, Growl, Growl: Sounds from the Jungle (May 14, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1584-8) by Jennifer Shand, illus. by Barbara Vagnozzi, encourage children to mimic animal sounds. Ages 4–7.

Rain, Rain, Go Away, the Dinosaurs All Want to Play (Feb. 5, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1558-9) and Star Light, Star Bright, Even Dinosaurs Say Good Night (Feb. 5, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1557-2) by Joe Fitzpatrick, illus. by John Joseph. Rowdy dinos experience a rainy day, and get ready for bed. Ages 4–7.

The Brain Storm by Linda Ragsdale, illus. by Claudio Molina (Feb. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1556-5). After his bad mood rubs off on others, a boy learns to work through his emotions. Ages 5–8.

The Little Pink Rosebud, retold by Jennifer Shand, illus. by Sally Garland (Feb. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1555-8), is a beginning readers’ edition of this tale. Ages 5–8.

Positively Purple by Linda Ragsdale, illus. by P.S. Brooks (Feb. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1467-4). When medicine turns a polar bear purple, she finds there is more to individuals than what shows on the outside. Ages 5–8.


Finn’s Fun Trucks by Finn Coyle, illus. by Srimalie Bassani, rolls along with Space Squad (Mar. 5, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1549-7), ages up to 7; and (Mar. 5, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1579-4), ages 5–8; and Friendly Fliers (Mar. 5, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1548-0), ages 3–7; and (Mar. 5, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1580-0), ages 5–8.


The Story of AND: The Little Word That Changed the World by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, illus. by Joani Keller Rothenberg, song by Carrie Newcomer (April 23, jacketed hardback, $18, ISBN 978-1947888050), shows how one word helps resolve differences, creating unlikely pairs to build something entirely new. Ages 3–7.

Free Spirit

From A to Z with Energy! 26 Ways to Move and Play by Connie Bergstein Dow, illus. by Gareth Llewhellin (Mar. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-299-6), encourages kids to move as they learn their ABCs. Ages 3–8.

I’m Happy-Sad Today: Making Sense of Mixed-Together Feelings by Lory Britain, illus. by Matthew Rivera (Apr. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-305-4), lets readers know it is normal to have conflicting feelings. Ages 3–8.

Stick Up for Yourself! Every Kid’s Guide to Personal Power and Positive Self-Esteem by Gershen Kaufman and Lev Raphael (Apr. 1, paper, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-322-1). Using real-life examples, this guide aims to help children deal with intense feelings and build self-confidence. Ages 9–13.


Learning About Me & You offers I Listen: A Book About Hearing, Understanding, and Connecting (May 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-380-1) and I Speak Up: A Book About Self-Expression and Communication (May 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-378-8), by Cheri J. Meiners, illus. by Penny Weber, ages 2–4. Our Emotions and Behavior issues I Don’t Want to Wait! A Book About Being Patient by Sue Graves, illus. by Emanuela Carletti and Desideria Guicciardini (Feb. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-413-6), ages 4–8. Joining Laugh & Learn is How to Take the Ache Out of Mistakes by Kimberly Feltes Taylor and Eric Braun, illus. by Steve Mark (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-308-5), ages 8–13. And Teens & the Law offers What Are My Rights? Q&A About Teens and the Law (revised and updated fourth ed.) by Thomas A. Jacobs (Apr. 1, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-311-5), ages 12–18.


Aleph by Janik Coat (Mar. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-205-2) is a large-format first book of words. Ages 4–7.

Everyone Walks Away by Eva Lindström (May 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-186-4). Lonely Frank makes some jam and invites people over, hoping to make new friends. Ages 4–7.

I Am So Clever by Mario Ramos (Apr. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-248-9). A wolf who thinks he is clever is outsmarted by a tactful girl wearing a red hood, in this fairy tale retelling. Ages 4–7.

Monkey on the Run by Leo Timmers (Mar. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-250-2). Facing a traffic jam, Little Monkey hops from vehicle to vehicle to make his way through this wordless picture book. Ages 4–7.

Oink by David Elliot (Apr. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-214-4). Pig finds a way to encourage other farm animals to leave the tub so he can have a peaceful soak. Ages 4–7.

The Runaways by Ulf Stark, illus. by Kitty Crowther (Apr. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-233-5). A boy helps his grandfather escape from the hospital so that the two can have one last adventure together. Ages 6–11.


My Happy Life by Rose Lagercrantz, illus. by Eva Eriksson, adds Where Dani Goes, Happy Follows (Mar. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-225-0), ages 5–9.

Gibbs Smith

Little Naturalists: John James Audubon Painted Birds (Mar. 19, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-5151-2) and Little Naturalists: The Adventures of John Muir (Mar. 19, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-5150-5) by Kate Coombs, illus. by Seth Lucas, kick off a series focused on famous naturalists. Ages up to 3.

Little Poet Emily Dickinson: In Emily’s Garden (Mar. 26, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-5152-9) and Little Poet William Shakespeare: I Love You (Mar. 26, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-5153-6) by Kate Coombs, illus. by Carme Lemniscates, launch a series of poet biographies. Ages up to 3.

My Brother Otto by Meg Raby, illus. by Elisa Pallmer (Mar. 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-5154-3). A young crow shows love, empathy, and acceptance for her little brother who is on the autism spectrum. Ages 3–5.

The Magic Boots by Scott Emerson and Howard Post (Mar. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-87905-603-2). When William puts on his red cowboy boots, his imagination takes him on incredible adventures. Ages 4–8.


Colors by Meritxell Martí, illus. by Xavier Salomó, adds Blue-Azul (Mar. 19, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-5147-5), Green-Verde (Mar. 19, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-5148-2), Red-Rojo (Mar. 19, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-5146-8), and Yellow-Amarillo (Mar. 19, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-5149-9), ages up to 3. BabyLit grows with Little Women by Mandy Archer, illus. by Ela Smietanka (Mar. 26, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-5145-1); and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Stephanie Clarkson, illus. by Mike Bryne (Mar. 26, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-5144-4), ages 3–5. And Little Leonardo’s Makerlab welcomes Robots (Apr. 9, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-5116-1) and Space (Apr. 9, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-5115-4) by Bart King, illus. by Greg Paprocki, ages 4–8.


Rabbit Ninja by Jared T. Williams (Apr. 16, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-56792-628-6). A young rabbit imagines how much easier life would be if he were a ninja. Ages 4–8.

Graphic Arts/Westwinds

Treasure by Mindy Dwyer (Apr. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5132-6195-9). A crow watches from afar as a child collects curios in a secret hideout, then helps retrieve the items when they are scattered in a storm. Ages 3–5.

Yao Bai and the Egg Pirates by Tim J. Myers, illus. by Bonnie Pang (Apr. 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5132-6144-7). Courageous Chinese immigrants of the California Gold Rush-era sail to the Farallon Islands to gather precious eggs laid by seabirds. Ages 6–9.

The Biggest Puddle in the World by Mark Lee, illus. by Nathalie Dion (Mar. 5, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-979-9). Two kids and their grandfather hunt down the world’s largest puddle, in this introduction to the water cycle. Ages 4–7.


Cooking with Bear: A Story and Recipes from the Forest by Deborah Hodge, illus. by Lisa Cinar (Apr. 2, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-074-3), pairs 15 recipes with a story about friendship and food. Ages 4–7.

Friends by Geraldo Valério (Mar. 5, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-102-3). A trip to the beach turns into a magical journey under the sea for a girl and a friendly frog. Ages 4–7.

Gargantua (Jr!): Defender of Earth by Kevin Sylvester (Apr. 2, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-182-5). Gargantua Jr. wants to help his mother repair damage to the Earth and defend the planet from space robots and asteroids. Ages 4–7.

Lion and Mouse by Jairo Buitrago, trans. by Eliza Amado, illus. by Rafael Yockteng (May 7, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-224-2), revisits the familiar fable. Ages 4–7.

Moon Wishes by Patricia Storms and Guy Storms, illus. by Milan Pavlovic (Mar. 5, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-076-7), is a bedtime story inspired by the moon’s watchful presence. Ages 4–7.

See to Learn: Forest by Kate Moss Gamblin, illus. by Karen Patkau (Mar. 5, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-879-2), inaugurates a series of nonfiction picture books. Ages 4–7.

When I Found Grandma by Saumiya Balasubramaniam, illus. by Qin Leng (Mar. 5, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-018-7). When Maya’s grandmother pays a surprise visit from far away, they adjust to their differences. Ages 4–7.

An Owl at Sea by Susan Vande Griek, illus. by Ian Wallace (May 7, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-111-5), tells the true story of an owl stranded on the deck of an oil rig and the Good Samaritans who shepherded it home. Ages 6–9.

Climbing Shadows: Poems for Children by Shannon Bramer, illus. by Cindy Derby (Mar. 5, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-095-8), collects poems inspired by common childhood experiences. Ages 6–10.

How Emily Saved the Bridge: The Story of Emily Warren Roebling and the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge by Frieda Wishinsky, illus. by Natalie Nelson (May 7, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-104-7), profiles this woman who oversaw the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge when her chief engineer husband became ill. Ages 7–10.

Your Turn, Adrian by Helena Öberg, trans. by Eva Apelqvist, illus. by Kristin Lidström (May 7, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-149-8). In this graphic novel, a boy feels anxious at school until he finds a seemingly lost dog. Ages 7–10.

The Mostly True Story of Pudding Tat, Adventuring Cat by Caroline Adderson, illus. by Stacy Innerst (Apr. 2, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-964-5), introduces a visually impaired barn cat and his annoying flea. Ages 8–11.

Operatic by Kyo Maclear, illus. by Byron Eggenschwiler (Apr. 2, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-972-0). This debut graphic novel chronicles the high drama of middle school and explores the high notes of an opera diva. Ages 10–14.

Cold White Sun by Sue Farrell Holler (Mar. 1, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-081-1) is inspired by the real-life story of a boy who was smuggled out of Ethiopia amid political unrest to start a new life in Canada. Ages 14–18.

Island by Patrick Downes (May 7, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-192-4). A teen is faced with the terrible possibility that his twin brother may have just killed their father. Ages 14–18.

Swan Dive by Brenda Hasuik (May 7, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-146-7). After his family flees Sarajevo for Winnipeg in the 1990s, Lazar adapts to his new life, until a lie changes everything. Ages 14–18.


Bear’s Springtime Book of Hidden Things by Gergely Dudás (Feb. 12, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-06-257080-2). Tired of the cold, dark winter, Bear puts on his rain boots and goes out to hunt for spring. Ages 4–8.

Can Cat and Bird Be Friends? by Coll Muir (June 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286593-9). A cat and a bird wonder if they can be pals despite their differences. Ages 4–8.

Codzilla by David Zeltser, illus. by Jared Chapman (June 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-257067-3). Bertie, the largest cod in school, is tired of being bullied for his size. Ages 4–8.

Dear Boy by Paris Rosenthal and Jason Rosenthal, illus. by Holly Hatam (May 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-242251-4). This follow-up to Dear Girl reminds boys that they are cool, clever, compassionate, and one of a kind. Ages 4–8.

Giant Tess by Dan Yaccarino (Apr. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-267027-4) introduces a giant with an enormous wish to be like everyone else in the city of Myth-hattan. Ages 4–8.

Goblin Moon by Jacqueline Rogers (July 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-279229-7). As a curious girl trick-or-treats with her family, Old Goblin Moon rises and mischievous goblins appear. Ages 4–8.

The Good Egg by Jory John, illus. by Pete Oswald (Feb. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286600-4). A very good egg starts to crack from the pressure of trying to be Grade A perfect. Ages 4–8.

Harold Snipperpot’s Best Disaster Ever by Beatrice Alemagna (Feb. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-249882-3). A boy describes his chaotic and ultimately miraculous first real birthday party. Ages 4–8.

How to Read a Book by Kwame Alexander, illus. by Melissa Sweet (June 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-230781-1), offers readers tips for taking an adventure between the pages of the book. Ages 4–8.

How to Walk a Dump Truck by Peter Pearson, illus. by Mircea Catusanu (June 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-232063-6), is a tongue-in-cheek parody of a “how to raise a dog” guide. Ages 4–8.

Lambslide by Ann Patchett, illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser (May 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288338-4). What happens when overconfident lambs mishear the word landslide as lambslide? Ages 4–8.

Lizzy McTizzy and the Busy Dizzy Day by Sarah Weeks, illus. by Lee Wildish (Apr. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-244205-5). Late for a party, a girl who cannot find her shoe learns that being herself is the best accessory. Ages 4–8.

Mary Engelbreit’s the World Is Yours by Mary Engelbreit (Apr. 2, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288994-2) gathers inspiring quotes from Shakespeare, Helen Keller, and others. Ages 4–8.

The New Kitten by Joyce Carol Oates, illus. by Dave Mottram (June 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-256392-7). Cherie loves being the only kitty in the family—but then a new kitten arrives. Ages 4–8.

Not Quite Snow White by Ashley Franklin, illus. by Ebony Glenn (July 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-279860-2). Tameika’s classmates whisper that she is too tall, too chubby, and “too brown” to play the role of Snow White. Ages 4–8.

Remarkably You by Pat Zietlow Miller, illus. by Patrice Barton (Feb. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-242758-8), celebrates all the ways readers can confidently be their best selves. Ages 4–8.

Sheep Dog and Sheep Sheep by Eric Barclay (Feb. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-267738-9). Sheep thinks she is an expert at protecting sheep—until she meets the farm sheep dog. Ages 4–8.

The Someone New by Jill Twiss, illus. by E.G. Keller (June 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-293374-4). How does it feel when Something New comes knocking at your door? Ages 4–8.

That’s What Dinosaurs Do by Jory John, illus. by Pete Oswald (May 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-234319-2). When a dinosaur gets a sore throat, he must figure out how to make it through the week without roaring. Ages 4–8.

Turtle and Tortoise Are Not Friends by Mike Reiss, illus. by Ashley Spires (July 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-074031-3), captures an unlikely friendship between two stubborn creatures. Ages 4–8.

What About Harry? by Derek Anderson (Feb. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-240259-2). Harry and Sam’s friendship is tested when Harry realizes that Sam can build bigger, jump higher, and swing better than he can. Ages 4–8.

Where Are You From? by Yamile Saied Méndez, illus. by Jaime Kim (June 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-283993-0). A girl who is constantly asked the titular question is not sure how to reply. Ages 4–8.

Wild Baby by Cori Doerrfeld (Mar. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269894-0). When an orangutan goes on a mad dash through the jungle, his worried mother chases after him to keep him safe. Ages 4–8.

You Made Me a Dad by Laurenne Sala, illus. by Mike Malbrough (May 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-239694-5), pays tribute to the special bond between father and child. Ages 4–8.

Destination: Moon by Seymour Simon (May 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-267324-4). With photos from NASA, Simon presents facts about the space race that led to the historic 1969 moon landing of Apollo 11. Ages 6–10.

Titan and the Wild Boars: The True Cave Rescue of the Thai Soccer Team by Susan Hood and Patthana Sornhiran, illus. by Dow Phumiruk (May 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-290772-1), relays the true story of 12 boys and their coach who became trapped in Thailand’s Tham Luang Caves. Ages 6–10.

American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race (young readers’ ed.) by Douglas Brinkley (Apr. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-266028-2), adapts this adult book for young readers. Ages 8–12.

August Isle by Ali Standish (Apr. 16, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243341-1). In a magical seaside town, Miranda uncovers her family’s long-hidden secrets and finds truth and redemption. Ages 8–12.

Bad Dad by David Walliams, illus. by Tony Ross (Mar. 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-256110-7). A boy must break his father out of prison after a heist goes wrong. Ages 8–12.

Dear America: The Story of an Undocumented Citizen (young readers’ ed.) by Jose Antonio Vargas (Mar. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-291459-0) is an adaptation of this adult memoir of the same title. Ages 8–12.

The Door at the End of the World by Caroline Carlson (Apr. 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-236830-0). The Gatekeeper’s deputy finds that the door connecting her world to the next is broken—and it may be her fault. Ages 8–12.

Dragonfell by Sarah Prineas (June 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-266555-3). Factories and modern industry weaken the once-majestic dragons, whose fate rests in the hands of two independent young heroes. Ages 8–12.

The Echo Park Castaways by M.G. Hennessey (July 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-242769-4). After embarking on a quest across Los Angeles, four very different foster children realize that they have become a family. Ages 8–12.

Jaclyn Hyde by Annabeth Bondor-Stone and Connor White (May 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-267145-5). A secret potion accidentally turns an eighth grader into a goblin-like monster determined to win at everything. Ages 8–12.

A Kind of Paradise by Amy Rebecca Tan (May 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-279541-0). After making a mistake, Jamie must spend the summer volunteering at the library as punishment (or so she thinks). Ages 8–12.

Little Apocalypse by Katherine Sparrow (Mar. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284976-2). When a sudden earthquake hits, Celia is chosen to save her city from monsters that only kids can see. Ages 8–12.

Lizzie Flying Solo by Nanci Turner Steveson (Apr. 16, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-267318-3). Lizzie finds comfort at a horse stable when she and her mother are forced to move into a transitional housing shelter. Ages 8–12.

Marigold Star by Elise Primavera (June 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-056949-5). Marigold discovers that her secret power is being an imaginary friend. Ages 8–12.

Mostly the Honest Truth by Jody J. Little (Mar. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-285249-6). A girl placed in foster care while her father is in rehab finds new definitions of family in unexpected places. Ages 8–12.

New Kid by Jerry Craft (Feb. 5, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269120-0). In this graphic novel, Jordan treks from his Manhattan apartment to a new private school, where diversity is lacking, and struggles to fit in. Ages 8–12.

One Speck of Truth by Caela Carter (Mar. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-267266-7). On a trip to her late father’s native Portugal, Alma seeks the real story about him. Ages 8–12.

The Rambling by Jimmy Cajoleas (Mar. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-249878-6). A boy searches for his father in a world where a magical card game determines the fate of all who play it. Ages 8–12.

Right as Rain by Lindsey Stoddard (Feb. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-265294-2). Almost a year after Rain’s brother died, her parents still don’t know it was all her fault. Ages 8–12.

Tangled in Time: The Portal by Kathryn Lasky (Mar. 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269325-9). An orphan girl time travels between the present day and the court of two of the most memorable English princesses in history. Ages 8–12.

Trace by Pat Cummings (Apr. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269884-1). After encountering a ghost in the basement of the New York City Public Library, an African-American orphan learns about his family’s past. Ages 8–12.

The Tragical Tale of Birdie Bloom by Temre Beltz (Mar. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-283583-3). A wicked witch and an orphan strike up a friendship that leaves a mark on their fairy tale kingdom. Ages 8–12.

Professor Renoir’s Collection of Oddities, Curiosities, and Delights by Randall Platt (July 23, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-264334-6). In this novel set in the world of a traveling carnival in 1897, two girls—one a giant and the other a dwarf—start out as enemies but come to depend on each other. Ages 8–up.

Defy Me by Tahereh Mafi (Apr. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-267639-9). Juliette and Warner’s story continues in the fifth installment of Mafi’s Shatter Me series. Ages 14–18.


Disney Junior Fancy Nancy begins with What’s Your Fancy? (July 9, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284473-6), ages 4–8. Dragons from Mars by Deborah Aronson, illus. by Colin Jack, flies on with Dragons from Mars Go to School (June 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-236851-5), ages 4–8. And Hannah Sparkles stars in Hooray for the First Day of School! by Robin Mellom, illus. by Vanessa Brantley-Newton (June 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-232234-0), ages 4–8.

I Can Read Level 1 gains Chicken in Charge (Mar. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-236425-8) and Chicken on a Broom (July 23, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-236422-7) by Adam Lehrhaupt, illus. by Shahar Kober; Clark the Shark: Too Many Treats by Bruce Hale, illus. by Guy Francis (Feb. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-227917-0); Danny and the Dinosaur in the Big City (May 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-241060-3) and Danny and the Dinosaur Mind Their Manners (Apr. 16, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-241057-3) by Syd Hoff; Disney Junior Fancy Nancy: Mademoiselle Mom (Mar. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288867-9) and Disney Junior Fancy Nancy: The Case of the Disappearing Doll (Mar. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288868-6) by Nancy Parent; Disney Junior Fancy Nancy: Shoe-La-La (June 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288869-3) and Disney Junior Fancy Nancy: Toodle-Oo, Miss Moo (June 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288870-9); Mighty Truck: Surf’s Up! by Chris Barton, illus. by Troy Cummings (Apr. 30, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-234476-2); Pete the Cat’s Trip to the Supermarket by James Dean (July 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-267538-5); Pinkalicious: Fishtastic! by Victoria Kann (May 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284039-4), and Ranger Rick: I Wish I Was a Monarch Butterfly by Jennifer Bové (July 23, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243223-0), ages 4–8.

Joining I Can Read Level 2 are Flat Stanley and the Bees by Jeff Brown, illus. by Macky Pamintuan (May 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-236601-6); Rappy and His Favorite Things by Dan Gutman, illus. by Tim Bowers (Apr. 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-225272-2); and Splat the Cat and the Lemonade Stand by Rob Scotton (May 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269709-7), ages 4–8. I Can Read Level 3 expands with Shazam! A Shazam Showdown by Alexandra West, illus. by Aleksandar Zolotic (Feb. 26, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-06-289863-0); and Shazam! Becoming Shazam by West and Walter Carzon Studio, illus. by Fabio Laguna (Feb. 26, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-06-289086-3), ages 4–8. And Let’s-Read-And-Find-Out Science 1 greets Super Marsupials: Kangaroos, Koalas, Wombats, and More by Katharine Kenah, illus. by Stephanie Fizer Coleman (June 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-249541-9), ages 4–8.

New My First I Can Read titles are The Best Seat in Kindergarten by Katharine Kenah, illus. by Abby Carter (June 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-268641-1); Duck, Duck, Dinosaur: Spring Smiles by Kallie George, illus. by Oriol Vidal (Feb. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-235322-1); and Super Wings #1: A Backpack for Baraka (July 2, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-06-290720-2) and Super Wings #2: A Constellation Situation (July 2, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-06-290722-6) by Steve Foxe, ages 4–8. On the First Day of continues with On the First Day of Summer Vacation by Tish Rabe, illus. by Sarah Jennings (Apr. 30, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-266852-3), ages 4–8. And Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids by Rob Elliott adds Laugh-Out-Loud Halloween Jokes, illus. by Anna Chernyshova (July 23, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284535-1), ages 4–8; and Laugh-Out-Loud Springtime Jokes for Kids by Elliott (Feb. 12, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287220-3), ages 6–10.

My Weird School by Dan Gutman welcomes My Weird Reading Tips (May 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288240-0); and My Weird School Special: Bummer in the Summer! (Apr. 30, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-06-279681-3) and My Weird School Fast Facts: Mummies, Myths, and Mysteries (June 18, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-06-267312-1), illus. by Jim Paillot, ages 6–10. My Weirder-Est School by Dan Gutman rolls on with Miss Porter Is Out of Order! (June 18, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269104-0), ages 6–10. Bravelands by Erin Hunter continues with Shifting Shadows (May 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-264214-1), ages 8–12. New to Elementals is Scorch Dragons by Amie Kaufman (Mar. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-245801-8), ages 8–12. And Endling by Katherine Applegate, illus. by Max Kostenko, adds The First (May 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-233556-2), ages 8–12.

The Flashback Four by Dan Gutman return in The Hamilton-Burr Duel (Apr. 16, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-237447-9), ages 8–12. Frazzled by Booki Vivat offers Minor Incidents and Absolute Uncertainties (Feb. 5, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-239883-3), ages 8–12. Marge in Charge is back in Marge in Charge and the Missing Orangutan by Isla Fisher, illus. by Eglantine Ceulemans (Feb. 26, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-266224-8), ages 8–12. Max Tilt by Peter Lerangis concludes with Enter the Core (Feb. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-244106-5), ages 8–12. The Odd Gods series set in Mount Olympus Middle School launches with Odd Gods by David Slavin and Daniel Weitzman, illus. by Adam J.B. Lane (May 14, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-06-283953-4), ages 8–12. And Riders of the Realm saddles up with Through the Untamed Sky by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez (Mar. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-249436-8), ages 8–12.

School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani adds A Crystal of Time (Mar. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269517-8), ages 8–12. Scout by Jennifer Li Shotz issues Storm Dog (June 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-280263-7), ages 8–12. Tie-ins to the feature film Shazam! include Shazam! Freddy’s Guide to Super Hero-ing by Steve Behling (Feb. 26, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288418-3); and Shazam! The Deluxe Junior Novel (Feb. 26, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-289089-4) and Shazam! The Junior Novel (Feb. 26, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288417-6) by Calliope Glass, ages 8–12. Space Runners by Jeramey Kraatz wraps up with The Fate of Earth (July 16, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-244606-0), ages 8–12. Stick Dog stars in Stick Dog Gets the Tacos by Tom Watson (Feb. 5, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-268518-6), ages 8–12. And Survivors: The Gathering Darkness by Erin Hunter closes with The Final Battle (Feb. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-234353-6), ages 8–12.

Thisby Thestoop is back in Thisby Thestoop and the Wretched Scrattle by Zac Gorman, illus. by Sam Bosma (Apr. 23, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-249574-7), ages 8–12. The Twelve fantasy duology by Cindy Lin launches with The Twelve (July 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-282127-0), ages 8–12. Warriors: The Broken Code by Erin Hunter kicks off with Lost Stars (Apr. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-282351-9), ages 8–12. Watch Hollow (Feb. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-264345-2) by Gregory Funaro, illus. by Matthew Griffin, is the inaugural title in the magical fantasy-adventure series Watch Hollow, ages 8–12. Wild Rescuers expands with Escape to the Mesa (Apr. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-279640-0), ages 8–12. Fantasy-adventure series Zoone is out of the gate with The Secret of Zoone by Lee Edward Fodi (Mar. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284526-9), ages 8–12. Roblox rolls on with Roblox Top Role-Playing Games by Official Roblox (Apr. 2, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288423-7), ages 8–up. Lorien Legacies Reborn by Pittacus Lore offers Return to Zero (June 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-249380-4), ages 14–18.

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¿De dónde eres? (Where Are You From?) by Yamile Saied Méndez, illus. by Jaime Kim (June 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-291525-2), ages 4–8.

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The Little Inventors Handbook: A Guide to Becoming an Ingenious Inventor by Dominic Wilcox (May 1, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-00-830615-1) offers tips for using problem-solving skills to turn ideas into reality. Ages 5–8.

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Animal Babies Like to Play by Jennifer Adams, illus. by Mary Lundquist (Feb. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-239447-7). This alphabetical roundup portrays animals having fun. Ages 4–8.

Celebrate You! by Sherri Duskey Rinker, illus. by A.N. Kang (Mar. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-256402-3) pays tribute to the small but important milestones of growing up. Ages 4–8.

The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown by Mac Barnett, illus. by Sarah Jacoby (May 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-239344-9, offers a picture-book biography of this author. Ages 4–8.

Even Monsters Go to School by Lisa Wheeler, illus. by Chris Van Dusen (June 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-236642-9), is a follow-up to Even Monsters Need to Sleep. Ages 4–8.

A Normal Pig by K-Fai Steele (June 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-274857-7). A spotted pig in a class full of pink pigs learns to accept her differences. Ages 4–8.

Out There by Tom Sullivan (May 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-285449-0). This exploration of outer space and life on other planets emphasizes empathy and “otherness.” Ages 4–8.

When a Tiger Comes to Dinner by Jessica Olien (Apr. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-256829-8) looks at all the silly ways one must prepare to host a tiger. Ages 4–8.

A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramée (Mar. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-283668-7). Obedient Shayla must decide whether some rules are worth breaking when she is inspired to become politically active. Ages 8–12.

Just Jaime by Terri Libenson (May 7, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-06-285107-9). On the last day of seventh grade, Maya caves in to peer pressure and ditches her best friend Jaime for the popular girls. Ages 8–12.

Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga (May 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-274780-8). In this novel in verse, a Syrian girl comes to live with her pregnant mother and relatives in the U.S. Ages 8–12.

Summer of a Thousand Pies by Margaret Dilloway (Apr. 16, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-280346-7). Sent to live with her aunt Shell, Cady pitches in to try to save Shell’s failing pie shop. Ages 8–12.

If You’re Out There by Katy Loutzenhiser (Mar. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286567-0). After Zan’s best friend moves to California, Zan is baffled and crushed when Priya suddenly ghosts her. Ages 13–18.

The Language of Fire: Joan of Arc Reimagined by Stephanie Hemphill (June 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-249011-7). This novel in verse imagines how an ordinary girl became the legendary Joan of Arc. Ages 13–18.

Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian (June 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-283936-7) chronicles the friendships and budding romances of three teens in 1989 New York City, where the AIDS crisis looms large. Ages 13–18.

Nocturna by Maya Motayne (May 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284273-2) launches a fantasy trilogy set in a Latin American-inspired world, where a thief and a prince team up to defeat a powerful evil. Ages 13–18.

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas (May 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-249856-4) centers on an aspiring rapper who contends with being labeled a hoodlum at school and faces a dire financial situation at home. Ages 14–18.

The Wise and the Wicked by Rebecca Podos (May 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269902-2) introduces a girl from a family with the ability to see the moment in time when they are to die. Ages 14–18.


My First I Can Read greets Otter: I Love Books! by Sam Garton (June 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284508-5), ages 4–8. Joining Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston is Soul of Stars (July 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284733-1), ages 13–18. Ravenspire continues with The Blood Spell by C.J. Redwine (Feb. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-265301-7), ages 13–18. And Onyx & Ivory wraps up with Shadow & Flame by Mindee Arnett (June 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-265269-0), ages 14–18.


Bird Watch by Christie Matheson (Feb. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-239340-1) challenges readers to count backward from 10 as they search for hidden birds. Ages 4–8.

Between Before and After by Maureen Doyle McQuerry (Feb. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76738-1) is a coming-of-age story told in dual narratives, set in 1918 New York City and in 1955 San Jose. Ages 14–18.

No Place Like Here by Christina June (May 21, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76692-6). In this twist on “Hansel and Gretel,” Ashlyn faces a challenging summer working at a retreat center in the woods. Ages 14–18.

We Were Beautiful by Heather Hepler (Apr. 2, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76643-8). A year after a car crash killed her sister and left her with a spotty memory, Mia struggles to understand what happened. Ages 14–18.

Within These Lines by Stephanie Morrill (Mar. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76523-3). In 1941 California, two teens in love—an Italian-American and a Japanese-American—are torn apart by WWII. Ages 14–18.


A Curious Menagerie: Of Herds, Flocks, Leaps, Gaggles, Scurries, and More! by Carin Berger (June 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-264457-2) introduces collective nouns. Ages 4–8.

Fox and the Box by Yvonne Ivinson (June 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284287-9). A fox floats out to the sea in a box. Ages 4–8.

Hello by Fiona Woodcock (May 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-264456-5). This story of a brother and sister’s summer day is told only with words containing double “l”s. Ages 4–8.

I Got Next by Daria Peoples-Riley (July 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-265777-0). A young basketball player practices for a game while his shadow encourages him to leave everything on the court. Ages 4–8.

Monkey Time by Michael Hall (Feb. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-238302-0). Monkey chases minutes around a minute tree, in this concept book about numbers, counting, and the passage of time. Ages 4–8.

Olive & Pekoe: In Four Short Walks by Jacky Davis, illus. by Giselle Potter (Mar. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-257310-0). Four brief chapters follow two very different dogs on their neighborhood adventures. Ages 4–8.

Power Up by Seth Fishman, illus. by Isabel Greenberg (Mar. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-245579-6), presents basic facts about energy and the human body. Ages 4–8.

Puddle by Richard Jackson, illus. by Chris Raschka (Mar. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-265195-2). As rain falls, a playground puddle endures the splashing of kids and animals—and then the sun comes out. Ages 4–8.

Save Your Friends! by Hyewon Kyung (July 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-268315-1). Sea creatures flee the big, bad shark. Ages 4–8.

X-Ray Me! Look Inside Your Body by Felicitas Horstschafer, illus. by Johannes Vogt (May 28, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288996-6). This interactive, large-format book helps kids imaginatively X-ray themselves. Ages 6–10.

Knights vs. Monsters by Matt Phelan (May 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-268626-8). Five daring knights and one intrepid archer face off against legendary monsters, in this sequel to Knights vs. Dinosaurs. Ages 8–12.

Lalani of the Distant Sea by Erin Entrada Kelly (May 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-274727-3). Lalani, whose mother has an incurable disease, embarks on an ocean quest to safeguard her own future. Ages 8–12.

Out of Place by Jennifer Blecher, illus. by Merrillee Liddiard (June 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-274859-1). Targeted by bullies, Cove searches for a way to leave Martha’s Vineyard for New York City. Ages 8–12.

Sweeping Up the Heart by Kevin Henkes (Mar. 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-285254-0). Amelia meets a new friend in the neighborhood art studio who claims he can see the spirit of Amelia’s late mother. Ages 8–12.

A Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry, illus. by Monica Armiño (May 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-289593-6). In this tale inspired by a real incident, a wolf must decide to stay or leave home after rival wolves attack. Ages 8–12.

Last Things by Jacqueline West (May 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287506-8). When strange things start happening to a local music idol named Anders, blame falls on his number-one fan. Ages 13–18.

Missing, Presumed Dead by Emma Berquist (June 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-264281-3). After she predicts the brutal murder of a girl outside a club, Lexi teams up with the girl’s ghost to find the killer. Ages 14–18.

Other Words for Smoke by Sarah Maria Griffin (Mar. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-240891-4). During a life-altering summer, twins discover a house full of witches, devastating first love, and a dark power. Ages 14–18.


Cece Loves Science issues Cece Loves Science and Adventure by Kimberly Derting and Shelli R. Johannes, illus. by Vashti Harrison (June 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-249962-2), ages 4–8. My First I Can Read revs up with Axel the Truck: Field Trip by J.D. Riley, illus. by Brandon Dorman (June 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269281-8), ages 4–8. And Queen’s Thief concludes with Return of the Thief by Megan Whalen Turner (Mar. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287447-4), ages 13–18.


1, 2, 3 with the 10 Little Rubber Ducks: A Spring Counting Book by Eric Carle (Feb. 12, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288256-1). A spring day is the backdrop for this duck-shaped concept book. Ages up to 4.

America ABC Board Book by Samuel Troy Wilson, illus. by Irene Chan (June 4, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-06-279527-4). This alphabet book focuses on America’s iconic symbols, events, and people. Ages up to 4.

Going (Feb. 5, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-06-279629-5) and Sitting (Feb. 5, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-06-279630-1) by Craig Frazier follow a bear through a day of being on the go and sitting still. Ages up to 4.

I Go! by Lindsay Ward (June 18, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286863-3) presents a peek-through guessing game for vehicle enthusiasts. Ages 4–8.

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Spideyography by Pat Shand (Apr. 23, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286222-8) is a guide to this web-slinging wall crawler. Ages 8–12.

Toy Story: Toyography (Apr. 23, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286221-1) offers two scrapbooks in one, encompassing Andy’s memories of his playthings, and the toys’ memories of their adventures in the Toy Story films. Ages 8–12.


Baby Scientist debuts with Baby Astronaut (May 7, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284134-6) and Baby Oceanographer (Apr. 30, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284133-9) by Laura Gehl, illus. by Daniel Wiseman, ages up to 4. James Dean’s Pete the Kitty returns in Pete the Kitty’s First Day of Preschool (June 18, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243582-8), ages up to 4; and Pete the Cat and the Itsy Bitsy Spider, (May 7, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-267544-6), ages 4–8. Joining Berenstain Bears is The Berenstain Bears’ Big Family Album by Mike Berenstain (May 7, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-06-265467-0), ages 4–8. Disney Junior Fancy Nancy issues Camp Fancy by Krista Tucker (Mar. 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284376-0), ages 4–8. Super Wings takes flight with Meet the Super Wings by Steve Foxe (July 2, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-06-290728-8), ages 4–8. And Soldier Dogs by Marcus Sutter, illus. by Andie Tong Wai Lum, marches on with Secret Mission: Guam (Mar. 5, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284407-1) and Victory at Normandy (May 7, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284409-5), ages 8–12.


The Antidote by Shelley Sackier (Feb. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-245347-1). A healer’s apprentice with forbidden powers thwarts a plot to kill her best friend, the prince. Ages 13–18.

The Arrival of Someday by Jen Malone (July 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-279538-0). Roller derby champion Amelia’s life is upended when she learns she is in dire need of an organ transplant. Ages 13–18.

Destroy All Monsters by Sam J. Miller (July 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-245674-8). A teenage photographer tries to find help for her best friend, whose mental illness is worsening. Ages 13–18.

Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss by Kasie West (Feb. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-267579-8). When Lacey stars in a movie with a hot Hollywood actor, she learns that life in the spotlight isn’t picture perfect. Ages 13–18.

Girls of July by Alex Flinn (June 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-244783-8). Four young women spend a life-changing month together in the mountains. Ages 13–18.

The Missing Season by Gillian French (May 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-280333-7). When Clara moves to a new town, friends try to scare her with legends of a local monster that abducts kids. Ages 13–18.

Ordinary Girls by Blair Thornburgh (June 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-244781-4). Two sisters who are polar opposites struggle to find themselves beyond the shadow of their late father. Ages 13–18.

The Pioneer by Bridget Tyler (Mar. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-265806-7). A girl tasked with helping build a new home away from Earth uncovers a devastating secret. Ages 13–18.

Sherwood by Meagan Spooner (Mar. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-242231-6). In this feminist retelling, Marian steps into the shoes of her late fiancé, Robin Hood. Ages 13–18.

Since We Last Spoke by Brenda Rufener (Apr. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-257108-3). Aggi and Max are torn apart when their siblings are involved in a fatal accident and their grieving families lash out at each other. Ages 13–18.

This Time Will Be Different by Misa Sugiura (June 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-247344-8). Japanese-American CJ’s family identity unravels when her mother decides to sell the family’s flower shop. Ages 13–18.

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo (May 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-266283-5). A teen tries to follow her dream of becoming a chef as she cares for her daughter and helps support her abuela. Ages 13–18.

The Beholder by Anna Bright (June 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284542-9). In an alternate historical world, a girl is forced to leave her Potomac home and sail across the Atlantic, where potential suitors await. Ages 14–18.

The Black Coats by Colleen Oakes (Feb. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-267962-8). The members of a secret society of girls plot revenge on the men who hurt them. Ages 14–18.

The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven (June 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287752-9). Izzy’s life is upended when pictures emerge of her in a compromising position with a politician’s son. Ages 14–18.

The First True Thing by Claire Needell (Apr. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-236052-6). In this thriller, teens struggle with addiction, rehab, and recovery. Ages 14–18.

Love & Other Curses by Michael Thomas Ford (Apr. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-279120-7). Sam tries to avoid getting involved with the new guy in town due to a family curse. Ages 14–18.

The Meaning of Birds by Jaye Robin Brown (Apr. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-282444-8) explores first love, grief, and the healing power of art, through the relationship of teens Jessica and Vivi. Ages 14–18.

Sorry for Your Loss by Jessie Ann Foley (June 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-257191-5). After the death of his brother, Pup finds healing, love, and a sense of self in the place he least expected to. Ages 14–18.

Stolen Time by Danielle Rollins (Feb. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-267994-9) launches a time-travel romance trilogy that shifts between 1913 Seattle and 2077 New Seattle. Ages 14–18.

Through the White Wood by Jessica Leake (Apr. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-266629-1). A girl terrified of her power to freeze whatever she touches meets a prince whose abilities reveal she is not alone. Ages 14–18.


Contagion by Erin Bowman adds Immunity (July 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-257417-6), ages 13–18. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard introduces the story collection Broken Throne (May 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-242302-3), ages 13–18. Return to Fear Street gains Drop Dead Gorgeous by R.L. Stine (Feb. 5, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269429-4), ages 13–18. Shattered Realms by Cinda Williams Chima closes with Deathcaster (Mar. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-238103-3), ages 13–18. The final House of Furies title by Madeleine Roux is Tomb of Ancients (May 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-249873-1), ages 14–18. And The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross continues with The Queen’s Resistance (Mar. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-247138-3), ages 14–18.


The Great Pumpkin Contest by Angela Rozelaar (July 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-274137-0). Two cats vie in a pumpkin growing competition. Ages 4–8.

Look Up with Me: Neil Degrasse Tyson: A Life Among the Stars by Jennifer Berne, illus. by Lorraine Nam (Feb. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284494-1) looks at the early life of Tyson and how he turned his passion for the stars into a life of educating others as a world-famous astrophysicist. Ages 4–8.

Eventown by Corey Ann Haydu (Feb. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-268980-1). Everything in Eventown seems comforting and perfect when Elodee and her family move there. Ages 8–12.

Greystone Secrets #1: The Strangers by Margaret Peterson Haddix, illus. by Anne Lambelet (Apr. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-283837-7). In this series debut, three siblings discover that three other children with the same names and birthdays have been kidnapped. Ages 8–12.

Maximillian Fly by Angie Sage (June 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-257116-8). A human with cockroach features helps two kids escape from an oppressive governing power. Ages 8–12.

Monsterstreet: The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (July 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286935-7) and The Halloweeners (July 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286938-8) by J.H. Reynolds kick off a spooky series. Ages 8–12.

Orange for the Sunsets by Tina Athaide (Apr. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-279529-8). Two best friends living under Ugandan President Amin’s divisive rule must examine where they call home. Ages 8–12.

The Usual Suspects by Maurice Broaddus (June 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-279631-8). Thelonius tries to set the record straight when he and his friends are falsely suspected of a crime. Ages 8–12.

Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson (June 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284032-5). Three Brooklyn teens scheme to turn their murdered friend into a rap star by pretending he is still alive. Ages 13–18.

The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala (Apr. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286921-0). This debut book in a South Indian-inspired fantasy trilogy chronicles a rebel girl’s mission to assassinate a ruthless general. Ages 13–18.

The Beckoning Shadow by Katharyn Blair (July 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-265761-9). A girl with special powers seeks redemption through a dangerous tournament whose winner can undo the past. Ages 14–18.

Dreaming Darkly by Caitlin Kittredge (Apr. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-266562-1). Ivy has unexplained blackouts as she grapples with secrets from her dead mother’s past and a murderous family legacy. Ages 14–18.

Heroine by Mindy McGinnis (Mar. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284719-5) explores the opioid crisis through the eyes of a college-bound softball star. Ages 14–18.

Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds (Mar. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-274837-9). After Jack falls in love with Kate, she dies months later, and he is sent back—over and over again—to the moment they first met. Ages 14–18.

Pan’s Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun by Guillermo del Toro and Cornelia Funke (July 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-241446-5) adapts the film Pan’s Labyrinth into an illustrated fantasy novel. Ages 14–18.

Shadow School: Archimancy by J.A. White (July 30, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-283828-5) begins a series about the most haunted school in America.

We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia (Feb. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269131-6). In an alternate version of Mexico, a society wife-in-training is recruited by rebel spies and falls for her rival. Ages 14–18.


Babysitter’s Guide to Monsters by Joe Ballarini continues with Mission to Monster Island (July 2, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243790-7), ages 8–12. Gogi’s Gambit (Feb. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-249111-4) joins The Lost Rainforest by Eliot Schrefer, ages 8–12. The Problim Children by Natalie Lloyd adds Carnival Catastrophe (June 25, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-242824-0), ages 8–12. TBH by Lisa Greenwald gains TBH, IDK What’s Next (May 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-268999-3), ages 8–12. Charlotte Holmes concludes with A Question of Holmes by Brittany Cavallaro (Mar. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284022-6), ages 13–18. A Conspiracy of Stars by Olivia A. Cole expands with An Anatomy of Beasts (Apr. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-264424-4), ages 13–18. And Honors issues Honor Bound by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre (Feb. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-257102-1), ages 13–18.

HarperCollins/Walden Pond

Finding Orion by John David Anderson (May 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-264389-6). At their eccentric grandfather’s funeral, a family is sent on a scavenger hunt put in motion in his will. Ages 8–12.

The Lost Girl by Anne Ursu (Feb. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-227509-7). When twin sisters are assigned to different classrooms, they must find their way together as strange things begin to happen. Ages 8–12.

The Missing Piece of Charlie O’Reilly by Rebecca K.S. Ansari (Mar. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-267966-6). Charlie searches for his missing brother, whom no one, not even his family, remembers. Ages 8–12.


A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold, illus. by Charles Santoso, wraps up with Bat and the End of Everything (Mar. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-279844-2), ages 6–10. Chronicle of the Dark Star by Kevin Emerson concludes with The Shores Beyond Time (Feb. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-230677-7), ages 8–12. Love Sugar Magic by Anna Meriano, illus. by Mirelle Ortega, grows with A Sprinkle of Spirits (Feb. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-249849-6), ages 8–12. Two Truths and a Lie by Ammi-Joan Paquette and Laurie Ann Thompson gains Forces of Nature (June 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-241883-8), ages 8–12. And York by Laura Ruby issues The Clockwork Ghost (May 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-230696-8), ages 8–12.


Cinderella Liberator by Rebecca Solnit, illus. by Arthur Rackham (May 7, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60846-596-5), offers a feminist reimagining of this fairytale. Ages 5–12.

Hazy Dell

The Cyclops Witch and the Heebie-Jeebies by Kyle Sullivan, illus. by Derek Sullivan (Apr. 9, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-948931-00-7). A brave witch comes face-to-face with the one thing that gives her the willies. Ages 5–12.


Mother Goth Rhymes by Kaz Windness (July 15, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-61345-173-1) is a collection of original goth poetry derived from popular children’s poems. Ages 12–18.



Fighting for Justice offers Biddy Mason Speaks Up by Arisa White and Laura Atkins, illus. by Laura Freeman (Feb. 1, $18, ISBN 978-1-59714-403-2), ages 10–18.

Holiday House

Colors by Shelley Rotner and Anne Woodhull (July 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4063-4) is a photographic exploration of the world of color. Ages 2–5.

I Am Just Right by David McPhail (Mar. 19, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4106-8) celebrates self-acceptance, growth, and change as a child gives up babyish ways and becomes a “big boy.” Ages 2–5.

Big and Little: A Story of Opposites by Cheryl Pilgrim (Apr. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4021-4). Canines Big and Little introduce the concept of opposites. Ages 3–6.

Dear Ballerina by Monica Wellington (Mar. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3932-4). A budding ballerina writes a letter to her favorite dancer. Ages 3–6.

The Farmer by Ximo Abadia (Mar. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4158-7). When the water dries up, a farmer knows his friend, the rain, will bring relief. Ages 3–6.

Lost and Found Ducklings by Valeri Gorbachev (Feb. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4107-5). A community of forest animals bands together to help two ducklings find their parents. Ages 3–6.

The Boy and the Bear: A Friendship Adventure by Peter Stein (May 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4095-5). A boy runs the gamut of emotions when he loses, and then finds, his beloved teddy bear. Ages 3–7.

And the Bullfrogs Sing: A Life Cycle by David L. Harrison, illus. by Kate Cosgrove (May 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3834-1), tracks the life cycle of a bullfrog. Ages 4–8.

Get Me Out of This Book: Rules and Tools for Being Brave by Deborah Cholette and Kalli Dakos, illus. by Sara Infante (June 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3862-4). Max the bookmark learns to use deep breathing, planning, and positive self-talk to conquer his fear of scary books. Ages 4–8.

Good Night Wind by Linda Elovitz Marshall, illus. by Maelle Doliveux (Feb. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3788-7). In this retelling of a Yiddish folktale, the exhausted winter wind bonds with two children. Ages 4–8.

Let’s Scare Bear by Yuko Katakawa (July 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3953-9) reimagines the Japanese tale, “Scary Manju,” in which a tiny mouse and his buddies try to scare Bear. Ages 4–8.

Mighty Reader and the Big Freeze by Will Hillenbrand (July 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3992-8). Superhero Mighty Reader sets out to inspire reluctant readers, in this comic book-style tale. Ages 4–8.

Squirrel in the Museum by Vivian Vande Velde, illus. by Steve Björkman (Mar. 19, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4167-9). The squirrel from 8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel ÷ 1 Dog = Chaos, wreaks havoc during a class trip. Ages 6–9.

Goldilocks, Go Home! by Martha Freeman, illus. by Marta Sevilla (May 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3857-0). This fairy tale mash-up is narrated alternately by both B. Bear and Goldilocks. Ages 7–10.

I Am Hermes! by Mordicai Gerstein (Feb. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3942-3) is a graphic novel chronicling the early life and antics of this mischievous messenger of the gods. Ages 8–12.

Saving Hanno by Miriam Halahmy (Apr. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4165-5). In this story based on real-life events, Rudi and his beloved dog escape the dangers of Nazi Germany on a Kindertransport to England. Ages 8–12.

Searching for Lottie by Susan Ross (Feb. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4166-2). Charlie researches the life of her Great-Aunt Lottie, her namesake, for a school project. Ages 8–12.

Between the Water and the Woods by Simone Snaith, illus. by Sara Kipin (Mar. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4020-7). When a reluctant heroine uses forbidden magic to save her brother, she becomes entangled in a royal feud. Ages 12–18.


Hello Seasons! closes with Hello Summer! (Apr. 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3977-5), ages 4–8. New I Like to Read titles are Horse and Buggy Paint It Out! by Ethan Long (June 11, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4256-0), I Dig by Joe Cepeda (May 14, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3975-1), and See Me Play by Paul Meisel (June 11, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3832-7), ages 4–8. Joining A Nature Diary by Paul Meisel is My Happy Year by E. Bluebird (Mar. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3837-2), ages 4–8. Lucy McGee returns in Sing with Me, Lucy McGee by Mary Amato, illus. by Jessica Meserve (Apr. 23, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3876-1), ages 7–10. And Spliced by Jon McGoran presents Splintered (May 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4090-0), ages 14–up.

Holiday House/Ferguson

A Quieter Story by Liza Woodruff (July 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4164-8) features a creative girl and her imaginative kitten. Ages 4–6.

Field Trip to the Moon by John Hare (May 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4253-9). In this wordless story, a girl who gets left behind on a class trip to the moon meets friendly lunar creatures. Ages 4–8.

After-School Superstars: Nixie Ness: Cooking Star by Claudia Mills, illus. by Grace Zong (June 4, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4093-1), launches a series that introduces kids attending an after-school program. Ages 7–10.

The Space Between Before and After by Sue Stauffacher (Mar. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4148-8). When a boy’s mother, who battles depression, disappears, he creates a fantasy story in which she is safe. Ages 9–12.

Enemy Child: The Story of Norman Mineta, a Boy Imprisoned in a Japanese American Internment Camp During World War II by Andrea Warren (Mar. 19, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4151-8) relays the true story of Mineta’s detainment in an internment camp and eventual election to the House of Representatives. Ages 10–up.

The Undoing of Thistle Tate by Katelyn Detweiler (July 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4239-3). A teen author struggles to keep her biggest secret: the real identity of the author of her bestselling books. Ages 14–up.

Holiday House/Porter

Ghost Cat by Kevan Atteberry (June 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4283-6) tells the gentle story of a boy who has lost his cat. Ages 3–6.

The Babysitter from Another Planet by Stephen Savage (Feb. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4147-1). What happens when two siblings have an alien sitter? Ages 4–8.

Birds of a Feather: Bowerbirds and Me by Susan L. Roth (May 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4282-9). The author compares her collage work to the creations of the bowerbird: both use materials they find. Ages 4–8.

Hey, Water! by Antoinette Portis (Mar. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4155-6) explores water, from the water cycle to weather to conservation. Ages 4–8.

Home Is a Window by Stephanie Ledyard, illus. by Chris Sasaki (Apr. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4156-3), follows a family as they leave a beloved residence and make a new home in another. Ages 4–8.

Hum and Swish by Matt Myers (June 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4286-7). Jamie’s day at the beach turns into an artistic adventure. Ages 4–8.

The Magic of Letters by Tony Johnston, illus. by Wendell Minor (Apr. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4159-4). A playful rabbit emcee introduces readers to the magic and power of letters. Ages 4–8.

Music for Mister Moon by Philip C. Stead, illus. by Erin Stead (Mar. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4160-0). Harriet, a shy young cello player, learns to share her songs with the moon. Ages 4–8.

My Fourth of July by Jerry Spinelli, illus. by Larry Day (May 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4288-1). A boy eagerly prepares for his favorite day of the year. Ages 4–8.

Nine Months: Before a Baby Is Born by Miranda Paul, illus. by Jason Chin (Apr. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4161-7), reveals what happens during the nine months that a family is expecting. Ages 4–8.

What a Cold Needs by Barbara Bottner, illus. by Chris Sheban (Feb. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4172-3). A girl learns about colds as she waits for a bad case of the sniffles to run its course. Ages 4–8.

Two Brothers, Four Hands by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan, illus. by Hadley Hooper (Apr. 23, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4170-9). This story of brothers and sculptors Alberto and Diego Giacometti includes a timeline, photos, and an essay on how to look at a Giacometti sculpture. Ages 7–10.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Hooray for Babies! by Susan Meyers, illus. by Sue Cornelison (Mar. 26, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-328-52847-6), celebrates the joys and wonders of being a baby. Ages up to 3.

Beyoncé: Shine Your Light by Sarah Warren, illus. by Geneva Bowers (June 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-328-58516-5), is a picture book biography of this pop star. Ages 4–7.

Crab Cake: Turning the Tide Together by Andrea Tsurumi (Feb. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-95900-2). Undersea creatures work together to save their home from an influx of trash. Ages 4–7.

The Donkey Egg by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel (Feb. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-547-32767-9). In this companion to Tops and Bottoms, a bear gets a surpise when the egg that a fox gives him hatches. Ages 4–7.

Ginny Goblin Cannot Have a Monster for a Pet by David Goodner, illus. by Louis Thomas (July 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-76416-3). The heroine of Ginny Goblin Is Not Allowed to Open This Book searches for a pet. Ages 4–7.

Hands to Heart: Breathe and Bend with Animal Friends by Alex Bauermeister, illus. by Flora Waycott (Mar. 26, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-328-55041-5), uses animals to demonstrate simple yoga poses for children. Ages 4–7.

The Little Book of Big What-Ifs by Renata Liwska (May 7, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-328-76701-1) explores “what if” scenarios from silly to serious. Ages 4–7.

Look Again: Secrets of Animal Camouflage by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page (July 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-85094-2) showcases the ways animals try to avoid each other’s attention, and why. Ages 4–7.

The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons by Natascha Biebow, illus. by Steven Salerno (Mar. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-86684-4), profiles Edwin Binney, inventor of Crayola crayons. Ages 6–9.

The Frog Book by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page (Feb. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-38760-7) examines one of the world’s most diverse—and most threatened—animals. Ages 6–9.

Mystery Club: Wild Werewolves; Mummy Mischief by Davide Cali and Yannick Robert (July 23, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-328-52848-3). In this graphic novel, students investigate two mysteries. Ages 7–10.

The Magnificent Migration: On Safari with Africa’s Last Great Herds by Sy Montgomery (May 28, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-544-76113-1) follows the migration of the wildebeest across the Serengeti. Ages 8–12.

Best Babysitters Ever by Caroline Cala (Feb. 5, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-328-85089-8). In this series opener, three preteens are inspired to start their own babysitters club, with mixed results. Ages 10–12.

From an Idea to Nike: How Marketing Made Nike a Global Success by Lowey Bundy Sichol (Feb. 12, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-328-45362-4) tracks the history of this athletic brand. Ages 10–12.

Stand on the Sky by Erin Bow (Mar. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-328-55746-9). In order to stop her family from leaving their Kazakh village, a girl breaks tradition by learning to train an eagle. Ages 10–12.

Before They Were Authors: Famous Writers as Kids by Elizabeth Haidle (May 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-328-80153-1), offers a graphic look at the childhoods of nine writers, including Maya Angelou, Gene Luen Yang, and J.K. Rowling. Ages 10–18.

Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History (young readers’ ed.) by Keith O’Brien (Apr. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-328-61842-9) adapts this book on pioneering female pilots. Ages 10–18.

Bloodleaf by Crystal Smith (Mar. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-328-49630-0). In this trilogy debut, a princess abandons her kingdom after an assassination attempt to go undercover in an enemy city. Ages 14–18.

Courting Darkness by Robin Lafevers (Feb. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-99119-4). In this first book in a duology set in the world of the His Fair Assassin series, a young assassin must find her undercover counterpart. Ages 14–18.

Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc by David Elliott (Mar. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-98759-4). This novel-in-verse follows Joan of Arc’s journey to sainthood. Ages 14–18.

You Owe Me a Murder by Eileen Cook (Mar. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-51902-3). On a class trip to London, a teen is accused of murdering her ex-boyfriend. Ages 14–18.


Curious George stars in Curious George in the Big Surprise by H.A. Rey (Feb. 19, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-328-87443-6), ages 4–7. Gossie & Friends by Olivier Dunrea welcomes Ruby & Rufus (Mar. 19, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-547-86760-1), ages 4–7. Just Like Us! by Bridget Heos, illus. by David Clark, adds Crocs (May 28, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-328-79192-4), ages 4–7. Splash and Bubbles by the Jim Henson Company continues with Splash and Bubbles: Splash’s Swim School (May 14, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-328-56989-9), ages 4–7. Big Idea Gang by James Preller gains Bee the Change (July 30, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-328-85770-5), ages 6–9. By the Numbers by Steve Jenkins takes off with Dinosaurs (July 16, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-328-85095-9) and Earth (July 16, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-328-85101-7), ages 6–9. Green Light Readers Level 1 greets Big Dog and Little Dog Tales of Adventure by Dav Pilkey (Apr. 23, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-328-57744-3), ages 6–9. Oregon Trail by Jesse Wiley rolls along with Alone in the Wild (Apr. 2, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-328-62716-2) and The Wagon Train Trek (Apr. 2, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-328-62714-8), ages 7–10. And Superpower Field Guide by Rachel Poliquin, illus. by Nicholas John Frith, ramps up with Moles (June 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-544-95107-5), ages 7–10.

True Tales of Rescue by Kama Einhorn delivers Anteater Adventure (Apr. 9, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-328-76704-2) and Raccoon Rescue (Apr. 9, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-328-76705-9), ages 7–10. Carmen Sandiego returns in The Sticky Rice Caper: Graphic Novel (June 4, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-328-49578-5) and Clue by Clue by Catherine Hapka (June 4, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-328-55308-9), ages 10–12. From an Idea to... by Lowey Bundy Sichol issues From an Idea to Disney: How Imagination Built a World of Magic (Feb. 12, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-328-45360-0), From an Idea to Google: How Innovation at Google Changed the World (July 9, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-328-95491-6), and From an Idea to Lego: The Building Bricks Behind the World’s Biggest Toy Company (July 9, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-328-95493-0), ages 10–12. Pride Wars by Matt Laney expands with The Four Guardians (July 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-328-70738-3), ages 10–12. Scientists in the Field adds The Tornado Scientist by Mary Kay Carson (Mar. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-544-96582-9), ages 10–12. And the Giver Quartet greets The Giver: Graphic Novel by Lois Lowry, illus. by P. Craig Russell (Feb. 5, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-544-15788-0), ages 12–18.


The Bear, the Piano, the Dog, and the Fiddle by David Litchfield (Mar. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-59589-8). A fiddle-playing dog joins a new band. Ages 4–7.

Daddy-Sitting by Eve Coy (May 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-48989-0). Father and daughter switch roles when they spend the day together. Ages 4–7.

Gondra’s Treasure by Linda Sue Park, illus. by Jennifer Black Reinhardt (Apr. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-54669-1). Gondra the dragon navigates her family’s multiracial heritage. Ages 4–7.

Lottie & Walter by Anna Walker (June 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-47038-6). Lottie imagines that a friendly walrus helps her overcome her fear of the water. Ages 4–7.

Ninita’s Big World: The True Story of a Deaf Pygmy Marmoset by Sarah Glenn Marsh, illus. by Stephanie Fizer Coleman (Apr. 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-77001-1), tells of the rescue of YouTube sensation Ninita, the only known deaf pygmy marmoset in the world. Ages 4–7.

Sun by Alison Oliver (June 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-78162-8). A soccer player is reminded of his love of art. Ages 4–7.

Ultrabot’s First Playdate by Josh Schneider (July 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-49013-1). Shy giant robot Ultrabot attempts to make a friend. Ages 4–7.

Parker Bell and the Science of Friendship by Cynthia Platt, illus. by Rea Zhai (June 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-328-97347-4). A science whiz fears that a new team member will jeopardize her Science Triathlon victory. Ages 7–10.

Briar and Rose and Jack by Katherine Coville (June 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-328-95005-5). Two girls, possibly cursed, fight a giant to save their kingdom. Ages 10–12.

The Owls Have Come to Take Us Away by Ronald L. Smith (Feb. 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-328-84160-5). A boy obsessed with aliens believes he has been abducted by a UFO. Ages 10–12.

Pay Attention, Carter Jones by Gary D. Schmidt (Feb. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-79085-8). A mysterious butler teaches a boy about manners and responsibility while his father is away on deployment. Ages 10–12.

Spark by Sarah Beth Durst (May 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-97342-9). A shy girl and a beast who can control the weather reckon with the consequences of their power. Ages 10–12.

Survivor Girl by Erin Teagan (July 16, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-63621-7). Things get real when a wildfire leaves three young reality show contestants stranded on location. Ages 10–12.

Impossible Music by Sean Williams (July 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-81620-6). A teenage musician faces self-doubt when a stroke destroys his hearing. Ages 14–18.


Charlotte the Scientist by Camille Andros, illus. by Brianne Farley, presents Charlotte the Scientist Finds a Cure (Mar. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-81376-2), ages 4–7. Mustache Baby by Bridget Heos, illus. by Joy Ang, adds Arrr, Mustache Baby! (Mar. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-50652-8), ages 4–7. And new to Nugget and Fang by Tammi Sauer, illus. by Michael Slack, is Nugget and Fang Go to School (June 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-54826-9), ages 4–7.


¡Vamos! Let’s Go to the Market! by Raúl the Third (Apr. 2, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-328-55726-1). A boy and a dog deliver supplies to vendors in a Texas border town. Ages 4–7.

The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander, illus. by Kadir Nelson (Apr. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-78096-6). This illustrated poem serves as a love letter to black life in America. Ages 4–7.

The Last Last-Day-of-Summer by Lamar Giles (Apr. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-328-46083-7). Two boys fight to save their town when a mysterious man threatens to stop time. Ages 10–12.

White Rose by Kip Wilson (Apr. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-59443-3). This novel-in-verse is inspired by the true story of German college student Sophie Scholl, who formed a resistance group against Nazi Germany. Ages 12–18.

Imagine That


Touch, Feel, Explore! by Jenny Copper, illus. by Alena Razumova, gains One & Two (Apr. 1, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-78700-984-4) and Red & Blue (Apr. 1, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-78700-985-1), ages 1–3. Copper’s Finger Puppet Books, illus. by Carrie Hennon, presents Old MacDonald Had a Farm (June 1, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78958-046-4) and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (June 1, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78700-992-9), ages 2–5. Counting to Ten Books continues with Old MacDonald Had a Farm by Susie Linn, illus. by Dan Crisp (Mar. 1, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-78700-978-3), ages 3–5. New Squishy Squashy Books by Copper, illus. by Hennon, are Squishy Squashy Lion (June 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78958-146-1) and Squishy Squashy Panda (June 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78958-147-8), ages 3–5. Copper’s Storymaker, illus. by Hennon, continues with Dinosaurs LOVE Stinky Socks! (Apr. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-78700-986-8) and Unicorns LOVE Rainbow Underpants! (Apr. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-78700-987-5), ages 3–5.

Push and Play by Copper, illus. by Lindsey Sagar, adds Dinosaur Stomp! (July 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-78958-067-9) and Unicorn Dance! (July 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-78958-070-9), ages 3–6. Flip, Flap and Find by Copper, illus. by Hennon, issues Too Many Dinosaurs, Pirates & Monsters (May 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78700-990-5) and Too Many Unicorns, Fairies & Mermaids (May 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78700-991-2), ages 3–10. Lift-the-Flap History welcomes Dangerous Dinosaurs by Joshua George, illus. by Ed Myer (Mar. 1, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-78700-982-0), ages 6–10. And Lightspeed Science races on with Out-of-this-World Space by Martin Mobberly, illus. by Stephen Sweet (May 1, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-78700-983-7), ages 7–12.

Inhabit Media

It’s Time for Bed by Ceporah Mearns and Jeremy Debicki, illus. by Tim Mack (Apr. 2, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-227-7). Siasi would rather imagine playing with various Arctic animals than get ready for bed. Ages 3–5.

A Children’s Guide to Arctic Butterflies by Mia Pelletier, illus. by Danny Christopher (June 4, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-177-5), examines 12 species of Arctic butterflies. Ages 5–7.

Mamaqtuq! by The Jerry Cans, illus. by Eric Kim (May 7, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-230-7). Inspired by a song, this book tells the story of friends who go seal hunting to make seal soup. Ages 5–7.

The Orphan and the Polar Bear by Sakiasi Qaunaq, illus. by Eva Widermann (Apr. 2, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-229-1). A polar bear cares for an orphaned child, in this tale echoing traditional Inuit stories. Ages 5–7.

Una Huna? What Is This? by Susan Aglukark, illus. by Danny Christopher and Amanda Sandland (Apr. 2, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-226-0). Ukpik wonders how to hold onto her people’s traditions as changes from the outside world permeate her village. Ages 5–7.

The Fox Wife by Beatrice Deer, illus. by DJ Herron (May 7, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-212-3), relays the Inuit folktale of a man and the mysterious woman claiming to be his wife. Ages 7–9.

Those Who Dwell Below by Aviaq Johnston, illus. by Toma Feizo Gas (June 4, paper, $13.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-235-2). In order to save a starving village, a shaman dives into the water to meet an angry sea goddess. Ages 12–up.


Animals Illustrated greets Caribou by David and Dorothy Aglukark, illus. by Amanda Sandland (June 4, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-234-5), ages 5–7. Putuguq & Kublu star in Putuguq & Kublu and the Qalupalik by Roselynn Akulukjuk and Danny Christopher, illus. by Astrid Arijanto (May 7, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-228-4), ages 5–7.


Belly Up by Eva Darrows (Apr. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-01235-7). A teen struggles to navigate senior year after becoming pregnant via a one-night-stand. Ages 12–18.

Brief Chronicle of Another Stupid Heartbreak by Adi Alsaid (Apr. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-01255-5). A teen relationship columnist chronicles another couple’s breakup to help heal her own heartache. Ages 12–18.

The Dating Game by Kiley Roache (Mar. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-01756-7). When their dating app goes viral on a college campus, three student developers explore what it means to connect online and IRL. Ages 12–18.

The Forest of Good and Evil: The Evil Queen by Gena Showalter (June 25, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-335-54224-3) launches a dark fantasy series. Ages 12–18.

The Exalted by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson (Apr. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-01757-4) is the sequel to the fantasy novel The Diminished. Ages 12–18.

The Voice in My Head by Dana L. Davis (June 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-00849-7). Indigo plans a road trip from Seattle to Arizona with her family as a last-ditch effort to save her twin sister, who is terminally ill and plans to die by medically assisted suicide. Ages 12–18.

Storm and Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout (June 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-21879-7) is a fantasy set in the Dark Elements world of gargoyle protectors, rising demons, and a girl with an explosive secret. Ages 12–18.


Cadaver & Queen by Alisa Kwitney continues with Corpse & Crown (Feb. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-54222-9), ages 12–18. Shadow Game by Amanda Foody picks up King of Fools (Apr. 30, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-335-66134-0), ages 12–18. And Soul of the Sword (June 25, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-335-18499-3) joins Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa, ages 12–18.



Sidekick Squad by C.B. Lee adds Not Your Backup (June 4, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-945053-78-8), ages 14–18.


Mud, Sand, and Snow by Charlotte Agell (Apr. 9, board book, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-944762-63-6) explores the seasons of the year. Ages 2–6.

Ten Days in the North Woods: A Kids’ Hiking Guide to the Katahdin Region by Hope Rowan, illus. by Jada Fitch (May 7, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-944762-64-3). Told through the eyes of a fictional family, this guide includes illustrated field notes, maps, and photos. Ages 8–12.



Makers Make It Work adds The Broken Bees’ Nest: Beekeeping by Lydia Lukidis, illus. by Andre Ceolin (Apr. 1, paper, $5.99 ISBN 978-1-63592-113-7), The Lost and Found Weekend: Sewing by Kiki Thorpe, illus. by Barbara Bongini (Apr. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-116-8), Rocket Rivals: Rockets by Lisa Harkrader, illus. by Tammie Lyon (Apr. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-119-9), and Slime King: Chemistry by Catherine Daly, illus. by Maine Diaz (Apr. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-122-9), ages 5–8.

And Bright Owl Books adds Blues for Unicorn: Long Vowel U (Apr. 1, paper, ISBN 978-1-63592-110-6), Go Home, Goat: Long Vowel O (Apr. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-101-4), Greedy Beetle: Long Vowel E (Apr. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-104-5), Lion Spies a Tiger: Long Vowel I (Apr. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-107-6), and Save the Cake!: Long Vowel A (Apr. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-098-7), all by Molly Coxe, illus. by Molly Coxe, ages 3–5.


Nests by Pepe Márquez, illus. by Natalia Colombo (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-126-7), spotlights different places birds make their nests. Ages 4–9.

It’s a Girl Thing! Smart, Fierce, and Leading the Way by Pri Ferrari (Mar. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-124-3). A diverse group of girls share their experience of what girls like to do and what they can be. Ages 5–9.

Kane Miller

Fox’s Box by Emilia Zebrowska (Mar. 1, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-783-7). This rhyming concept book explores animals, colors, adjectives, and prepositions. Ages 2–7.

The Alphabet of Peculiar Creatures by Katie Abey (Mar. 1, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-834-6) presents an illustrated A-Z roster of unusual animals. Ages 3–8.

Grandma’s Favorite (Mar. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-617-5) and Grandpa’s Favorite (Mar. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-616-8) by Erin Dealey, illus. by Luciana Navarro Powell, showcase the love between grandparents and grandchildren across the world. Ages 3–8.

Steve, Terror of the Seas by Megan Brewis (Mar. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-825-4). Pilot fish Steve, who swims with his shark friend, doesn’t know why the other fish are afraid of him. Ages 4–8.

Otters, Snails, and Tadpole Tales by Eric Ode, illus. by Ruth Harper (Mar. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-747-9), compiles poems about wetland animals and plants. Ages 4–18.

Dogs in Space by Vix Southgate, illus. by Iris Deppe (Mar. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-824-7), tells the story of Russian stray dogs Belka and Strelka, the first canines to orbit Earth and return home safely. Ages 5–7.

Across the Savannah (Mar. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-822-3) and On the Mountain (Mar. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-821-6) by Libby Walden, illus. by Clover Robin, pairs poems about animals in these habitats with pop-up illustrations. Ages 5–8.

Bully on the Bus by Kathryn Apel (Mar. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-770-7). This novel-in-verse follows a boy facing bullying on the ride to school every morning. Ages 7–11.

Now and Then by Greg Paprocki (Mar. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-863-6) compares the way we live our lives today to the lives of people who came long before us. Ages 7–13.

The Everyday Journeys of Ordinary Things by Libby Deutsch, illus. by Valpuri Kerttula (Mar. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-729-5), portrays the processes involved in “everyday journeys,” from the way chocolate is made to the path luggage takes once it has been checked in at the airport. Ages 8–12.

State Capitals by Sara Mulvanny (Mar. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-765-3) presents facts about each state’s capital city. Ages 8–12.

Vasilisa the Wise by Kate Forsyth, illus. by Lorena Carrington (Mar. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-852-0), retells folklore and fairy tales starring brave women. Ages 10–18.


Tiny Hands by Annabel Blackledge, illus. by Anne Passchier, grows with Count to Five (Mar. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-814-8), Jump Around (Mar. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-815-5), Make a Noise (Mar. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-816-2), and See a Rainbow (Mar. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-817-9), ages 1–3. Colorful World by Nastja Holtfreter welcomes Construction Site (Mar. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-848-3) and Vehicles (Mar. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-847-6), ages 2–4. Switch & Swap by Anton Poitier gains Animals (Mar. 1, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-819-3) and Ocean (Mar. 1, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-820-9), ages 2–5. And joining Fast & Furry Racers is Cleopatra Bones and the Golden Chimpanzee by Jonathan Emmett, illus. by Ed Eaves (Mar. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-802-5), ages 3–7.

Shine-a-Light continues with At the Library by Heather Alexander, illus. by Ipek Konak (Mar. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-823-0), ages 4–8. Launching The Mysterious World of Cosentino by Cosentino and Jack Heath, illus. by James Hart, are The Missing Ace (Mar. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-749-3) and Rabbit Rescue (Mar. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-750-9), ages 7–10. Uncle Shawn and Bill by A.L. Kennedy, illus. by Gemma Correll, return in Uncle Shawn and Bill and the Pajimminy-Crimminy Unusual Adventure (Mar. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-741-7), ages 8–12. And Mindful Kids by Sharie Coombes, illus. by Katie Abey, releases Be Brave! (Mar. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-861-2) and Stay Strong! (Mar. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-862-9), ages 8–14.

Karadi Tales

Cat’s Egg by Aparna Karthikeyan, illus. by Christine Kastl (Apr. 2, $13.95, ISBN 978-81-936542-2-4). A cat hopes to hatch a kitten from a golden Easter egg that she doesn’t realize is made of chocolate. Ages 4–8.


Farmer Falgu is back in Farmer Falgu Goes Kite Flying by Chitra Soundar, illus. by Kanika Nair (Apr. 2, $12.95, ISBN 978-81-8190-386-0), ages 4–8.

Kids Can

Karate Kakapo by Loredana Cunti, illus. by Stacy Curtis (Apr. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-803-0). A flightless bird tries to master the flying kick in her karate class. Ages 4–7.

A Little House in a Big Place by Alison Acheson, illus. by Valériane LeBlond (May 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-912-9), centers on a girl who wonders about the world beyond her small town. Ages 4–7.

Me, Toma and the Concrete Garden by Andrew Larsen, illus. by Anne Villeneuve (May 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-917-4). When Vincent spends a summer with his aunt, a friendship and a garden bloom. Ages 4–7.

Mine. Yours. by Marsha Diane Arnold, illus. by Qin Leng (Apr. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-919-8). Little Panda learns the importance of sharing. Ages 4–7.

My Forest Is Green by Darren Lebeuf, illus. by Ashley Barron (Apr. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-930-3), features a boy’s various artistic interpretations of the forest near his urban home. Ages 4–7.

Paws and Edward by Espen Dekko, illus. by Mari Kanstad Johnsen (May 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0135-3), addresses the death of a cherished pet from the pet’s perspective. Ages 4–7.

Red Light, Green Lion by Candace Ryan, illus. by Jennifer Yerkes (May 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0015-8), plays with words beginning with the letters L and I. Ages 4–7.

The Hawk and the Dove by Paul Kor (May 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0125-4). Tired of war, a hawk transforms himself into a dove, setting off a series of peaceful changes. Ages 5–8.

Ojiichan’s Gift by Chieri Uegaki, illus. by Genevieve Simms (Apr. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-963-1). A girl continues tending her grandfather’s garden when he can longer care for it. Ages 5–8.

Teddy: The Remarkable Tale of a President, a Cartoonist, a Toymaker and a Bear by James Sage, illus. by Lisk Feng (May 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-795-8), offers a playful look at the story behind the invention of the teddy bear. Ages 6–9.

Nature All Around: Trees by Pamela Hickman, illus. by Carolyn Gavin (Apr. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-804-7), kicks off a series exploring nature. Ages 7–10.

Stinky Science: Why the Smelliest Smells Smell So Smelly by Edward Kay, illus. by Mike Shiell (Apr. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-382-0), tackles the science behind stinky things. Ages 8–11.

Moon Mission: The Epic 400-Year Journey to Apollo 11 by Sigmund Brouwer (May 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0036-3) describes the moon landing and innovations from the past that made it possible. Ages 10–13.


Exploring Our Community buzzes along with Follow That Bee! A First Book of Bees in the City by Scot Ritchie (Apr. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0034-9), ages 4–7. Big Words Small Stories issues The Traveling Dustball by Judith Henderson, illus. by T.L. McBeth (Apr. 2, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-789-7), ages 5–7. And CitizenKid welcomes A Voice for the Spirit Bears: How One Boy Inspired Millions to Save a Rare Animal by Carmen Oliver, illus. by Katy Dockrill (May 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-979-2), ages 6–9.

Kids Can/KCP Loft

Always Smile: Carley Allison’s Secrets for Laughing, Loving and Living by Alice Kuipers (May 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0040-0) shares life lessons from a young woman who battled a rare form of cancer. Ages 14–18.

Carmilla by Kim Turrisi (May 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0130-8). Based on the queer vampire web series of the same title, this YA novel tells of strange occurrences on a college campus. Ages 14–18.

The Center of the Universe by Ria Voros (Apr. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0038-7). An aspiring astrophysicist unravels the mystery of her celebrity mother’s disappearance. Ages 14–18.

Laurence King

Be a Super Awesome Photographer by Henry Carroll (May 7, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-78627-420-5). Twenty photo challenges teach kids basic photography concepts. Ages 7–11.

Read All About It! 10 Mini-magazines to Make and Share by Kristyna Baczynski (Apr. 9, paper, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-78627-404-5) provides tips and writing prompts. Ages 7–11.


Joining Little Guides to Great Lives by Isabel Thomas are Anne Frank, illus. by Escobar Paola (Apr. 23, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-78627-398-7); and Ferdinand Magellan, illus. by Adillon Dalia (Apr. 23, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-78627-401-4), ages 7–11.


A Children’s Book of Demons by Aaron Leighton (May 22, $12, ISBN 978-1-927668-66-5) presents a field guide to spirits. Ages 5–10.

Lunch Quest by Chris Kuzma (June 5, paper, $15, ISBN 978-1-927668-65-8) collects comic vignettes conveying surrealist slacker stories. Ages 5–12.


Double+ by Ben Sears gains House of the Black Spot (May 8, paper, $12, ISBN 978-1-927668-67-2), ages 8–12.


Maisie’s Scrapbook by Samuel Narh, illus. by Jo Loring-Fisher (Mar. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-911373-57-5). Maisie learns about the heritage of her African father and American mother—and how much they love her. Ages 4–8.

Mira’s Curly Hair by Maryam Al Serkal, illus. by Rebeca Luciani (Apr. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-911373-61-2). Mira despises her curly hair, but soon learns to love it when a rainy day reveals her mother’s own curls. Ages 4–8.

Laughing Elephant

Fairyland: Pictures and Poems by Alexandra Day (June 1, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-5149-1217-1) is a poetry collection showcasing fairies. Ages 4–8.


Cool Kids Board Books adds One, Two, Three O’Clock Rock: A First Number Book for Cool Kids (June 1, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-5149-1218-8), ages 1–4.

Lee & Low

Under My Hijab by Hena Khan, illus. by Aaliya Jaleel (Feb. 5, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62014-792-4), invites readers to understand and appreciate the hijab and the Muslim women who decide to wear it. Ages 4–8.

When Aidan Became a Brother by Kyle Lukoff, illus. by Kaylani Juanita (May 7, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62014-837-2). This #OwnVoices picture book celebrates the changes in a transgender boy’s life. Ages 4–8.

Sumo Joe by Mia Wenjen, illus. by Nat Iwata (May 14, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-62014-802-0). Sumo Joe’s little sister wants to join in when he and his friends pretend to be sumo wrestlers. Ages 5–8.

Rise! From Caged Bird to Poet of the People, Maya Angelou by Bethany Hegedus, illus. by Tonya Engel (June 25, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-62014-587-6), describes how Angelou rose above her childhood of trauma and emotional pain to become an inspiring literary voice. Ages 7–10.

I Remember: Poems and Pictures of Heritage, edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins (Apr. 16, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-62014-311-7). Poets and illustrators reflect upon their memories, heritages, traditions, and beliefs. Ages 9–12.


Confetti Kids greets Buddy Bench by Gwendolyn Hooks (June 18, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-62014-572-2) and Follow That Map! by Sheri Tan (June 18, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-62014-570-8), both illus. by Shirley Ng-Benitez, ages 4–7. And Story of... issues The Story of Banker of the People Muhammad Yunus by Paula Yoo, illus. by Jamil Akib (June 4, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-64379-006-0); and The Story of Trailblazing Actor Ira Aldridge by Glenda Armand, illus. by Floyd Cooper (June 4, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-64379-008-4), ages 8–11.

Lee & Low/Children’s Book Press

Zombies Don’t Eat Veggies! by Jorge Lacera and Megan Lacera, illus. by Jorge Lacera (Apr. 2, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-62014-794-8), introduces a zombie who loves growing, cooking, and eating vegetables. Ages 4–8.

Todos iguales: Un corrido de Lemon Grove/All Equal: A Ballad of Lemon Grove by Christy Hale (Apr. 23, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-89239-427-2) relays the true story of the 1931 Lemon Grove Incident, in which Mexican families in Southern California won the first school desegregation case in U.S. history. Ages 8–12.

Title in Spanish

¡Los zombis no comen verduras! (Zombies Don’t Eat Veggies!) by Jorge and Megan Lacera (Apr. 2, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-62014-851-8), ages 4–8.

Lee & Low/Tu

Stone River Crossing by by Tim Tingle, illus. by Julie Flett (June 21, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-62014-823-5). In this Choctaw adventure, Martha Tom helps Lil Mo and his family escape from the plantation across the river. Ages 8–12.


Hack Your Backyard: Discover a World of Outside Fun with Science Buddies by Niki Ahrens (Mar. 5, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-5717-8) encourages STEM concepts through hands-on explorations. Ages 7–11.

Let It Grow: A Frozen Guide to Gardening by Cynthia Stierle (Mar. 5, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-4658-5). Disney’s Frozen characters star in this roundup of planting and plant-themed arts and crafts projects. Ages 7–11.


Disney Great Character Guides continues with How to Be a Beloved Toy: Teamwork with Woody (Apr. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-4599-1), How to Be a Hero: Responsibility with the Incredibles (Apr. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-4602-8), and How to Be a Zootopia Police Officer: Grit with Judy Hopps (Apr. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-4603-5) by Jennifer Boothroyd; and How to Be King of Pride Rock: Confidence with Simba (Apr. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-4604-2), How to Be a Race Car: Respect with Lightning McQueen (Apr. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-4600-4), and How to Be a Snow Queen: Leadership with Elsa (Apr. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-4601-1) by Mari Schuh, ages 6–10. And My Top 10 Disney offers The Big Book of Disney Top 10s: Fun Facts and Cool Trivia by Boothroyd and Mary Lindeen (Mar. 5, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-5266-1), ages 6–10.


Be a Maker by Katey Howes, illus. by Elizabet Vukovic (Mar. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-9802-8), discusses the many things we make and the ways we can make a difference in the world. Ages 4–9.

Dibs! by Laura Gehl, illus. by Marcin Piwowarski (May 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-6532-7), provides a humorous take on sibling rivalry. Ages 4–9.

Undercover Ostrich by Joe Kulka (Apr. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-9787-8) follows an ostrich on his many adventures. Ages 4–9.

Let ’Er Buck! George Fletcher, the People’s Champion by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, illus. by Gordon C. James (Feb. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-9808-0), is the true tale of an African-American cowboy’s unlikely rodeo triumph in 1911. Ages 8–12.

Seventh Grade vs. the Galaxy by Joshua S. Levy (Mar. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-2810-9). Jack and his friends accidentally catapult their rickety school-cum-spaceship across the galaxy. Ages 9–13.

Jane Doe and the Cradle of All Worlds by Jeremy Lachlan (May 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-3921-1) launches the Jane Doe Chronicles fantasy-adventure series. Ages 10–14.

Last of the Name by Rosanne Parry (Apr. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-4159-7). In this novel, siblings Danny and Kathleen arrive in New York City from Ireland in 1863. Ages 10–14.

Flight of a Starling by Lisa Heathfield (Feb. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-2611-2) focuses on the lives and loves of sisters who are trapeze artists in a traveling circus. Ages 12–18.


Bolds by Julian Clary, illus. by David Roberts, continues with The Bolds in Trouble (May 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-0045-7), ages 8–12.

Lerner/Carolrhoda Lab

The Manic Pixie Dream Boy Improvement Project by Lenore Appelhans (Mar. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-1259-7) offers a twist on, and pays homage to, tropes in YA fiction. Ages 11–18.

Castle of Lies by Kiersi Burkhart (May 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-2997-8). Thelia isn’t in line to inherit the crown, but she’s still scheming to become queen. Ages 12–18.

Lerner/Darby Creek

Do Over: The Date by Brenda Scott Royce (Apr. 2, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-4549-6) and The Game by Elizabeth Neal (Apr. 2, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-4550-2) kick off a series about teens given second chances to correct previous mistakes. Ages 11–18.

Reality Show: Escape! by Jannette LaRoche (Mar. 5, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-4541-0) and The Island by D.A. Graham (Mar. 5, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-4542-7) are among six titles launching a series starring teens competing on fictional reality programs. Ages 11–18.

Lerner/Graphic Universe

The Invisible War: A World War I Tale on Two Scales by Ailsa Wild et al., illus. by Ben Hutchings (Apr. 2, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-4528-1). Set in France during WWI, this graphic novel examines what happens when bacteria attack the body, drawing upon parallels to wartime combat. Ages 13–18.


Super Potato stars in Super Potato’s Galactic Breakout by Artur Laperla (Feb. 5, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-2646-4), ages 7–11. And Life on Earth by MariNaomi continues with Gravity’s Pull (Mar. 5, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-4526-7), ages 14–18.


Lion of the Sky: Haiku for All Seasons by Laura Purdie Salas, illus. by Mercè López (Apr. 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-9809-7). Haiku meet riddles in this poetry collection celebrating the seasons. Ages 5–9.

Flower Talk: How Plants Use Color to Communicate by Sara Levine, illus. by Masha D’yans (Mar. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-1928-2). A cantankerous talking cactus reveals how different colored flowers “speak” to various pollinators. Ages 7–11.

I Am Farmer: Growing an Environmental Movement in Cameroon by Miranda and Baptiste Paul, illus. by Elizabeth Zunon (Feb. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-4914-3), profiles environmentalist Tantoh Nforba, who is bringing clean water and gardens to Cameroon. Ages 7–11.


Coding Is CATegorical by Brian P. Cleary, illus. by Martin Goneau, gains You Can’t Dance to These Rhythms: What Are Algorithms? (May 7, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-4559-5), Bugs That Make Your Computer Crawl: What Are Computer Bugs? (May 7, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-4560-1), Nothing Loopy About This: What Are Loops and Conditionals? (May 7, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-4558-8), and This Python Isn’t a Snake: What Are Coding Languages and Syntax?, ages 5–9.

Lil’ Libros

Singing: Cantando de Colores (Mar. 26, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-947971-28-8) and Where Is?>; - ¿Dónde está? El Chavo (Mar. 26, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-947971-27-1) by Patty Rodriguez and Ariana Stein, illus. by Citlali Reyes, are bilingual concept books. Ages up to 3.

Little Bee

First Colors (May 7, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0903-9) and First Words (May 7, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0904-6) by Hannah + Holly introduce early vocabulary. Ages up to 3.

Numbers (Feb. 5, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0900-8) and Shapes Feb. 5, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0899-5) by Jane Cabrera present these concepts in a lift-the-flap format. Ages up to 3.

Our Rainbow (May 7, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0934-3) introduces readers to the colors of the pride flag and explains their significance. Ages 2–5.

Except When They Don’t by Laura Gehl, illus. by Joshua Heinsz (May 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0804-9), encourages children to celebrate their individuality. Ages 4–8.

Goodnight Lagoon by Lisa Ann Scott, illus. by Paco Sordo (May 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0845-2), is a water-themed homage to Goodnight Moon. Ages 4–8.

Magic Ramen: The Story of Momofuku Ando by Andrea Wang, illus. by Kana Urbanowicz (Mar. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0703-5), tells the true story behind the creation of one of the world’s most popular foods. Ages 4–8.

Maiden & Princess by Daniel Haack and Isabel Galupo, illus. by Becca Human (Apr. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0776-9). A maiden finds love in a most surprising place during the prince’s ball. Ages 4–8.

Pancakes to Parathas: Breakfast Around the World by Alice B. McGinty, illus. by Tomoko Suzuki (Feb. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0712-7), explores the morning meals of 12 countries. Ages 4–8.

The Eternal Soldier: The True Story of How a Dog Became a Civil War Hero by Allison Crotzer Kimmel, illus. by Rotem Teplow (May 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0863-6), spotlights a Pennsylvania canine war hero. Ages 6–9.


Jane Foster Books by Foster issues Jane Foster’s Dinosaurs (May 7, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0905-3), Jane Foster’s Pets (Feb. 5, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0906-0), and Jane Foster’s Summertime (May 7, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0918-3), ages up to 3. Isle of Misfits by Jamie Mae, illus. by Freya Hartas, featuring gargoyles and mythical creatures, kicks off with First Class (Mar. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0822-3; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0821-6), The Missing Pot of Gold (Mar. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0825-4; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0824-7), and Prank Wars! (May 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0853-7; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0852-0), ages 6–8. Mighty Meg is back in Mighty Meg and the Accidental Nemesis by Sammy Griffin, illus. by Micah Player (May 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0847-6; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0846-9), ages 6–8. Alien Next Door by A.I. Newton, illus. by Anjan Sarkar, adds Up, Up, and Away! (Mar. 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0806-3; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0805-6), ages 6–8. And joining Major Eights by Melody Reed, illus. by Emilie Pepin, is The Concert Catastrophe (Feb. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0820-9; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0819-3), ages 6–8.

Little Bee/Buzzpop


Disney Bilingual (English-Spanish) welcomes a number of tie-in titles trans. by Laura Collado Piriz, including Aladdin: Movie Storybook/Libro basado en la película (Disney Princess), (May 7, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0943-5) and Disney/Pixar Toy Story 4: Movie Storybook/Libro basado en la película (May 7, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0944-2), ages 3–7; and Disney’s The Lion King: Movie Storybook/Libro basado en la película (June 11, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0941-1), Going Batty/Volviéndome Murciéloca (Disney Vampirina) (July 23, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0942-8), and Show-and-Tell/Mostrar y contar (Disney Olaf’s Frozen Adventure) (July 2, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0798-1), ages 4–8. And JoJo Siwa stars in Joke Book (Apr. 30, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0907-7), ages 7–10.

Little, Brown

The Sun Shines Everywhere by Mary Ann Hoberman, illus. by Luciano Lozano (Mar. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-52384-4), celebrates the different people and cultures under the sun. Ages 4–7.

Abner & Ian Get Right-Side Up by Dave Eggers, illus. by Laura Park (May 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-48586-9). Abner and Ian are trying to tell a bedtime story, but they are stuck sideways on the pages. Ages 4–8.

Bear Came Along by Richard T. Morris, illus. by LeUyen Pham (June 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-46447-5), tells of a river and a bear who both want great adventures. Ages 4–8.

Dandy by Ame Dyckman, illus. by Charles Santoso (Apr. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-36295-5). A dandelion pops up on Dandy the lion’s perfectly manicured lawn, and he is desperate to destroy it. Ages 4–8.

The Don’t Worry Book by Todd Parr (June 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-50668-7) emphasizes that when life is confusing or scary, there is also something comforting around the corner. Ages 4–8.

Hangry by Drew Brockington (June 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-55932-4). A young Godzilla-inspired lizard monster gets hungrier and angrier when he discovers his favorite hot dog shop is closed. Ages 4–8.

The Invention Hunters Discover How Electricity Works (July 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-43689-2) and The Invention Hunters Discover How Machines Work (July 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-43679-3) by Korwin Briggs follow the globe-trotting Invention Hunters as they make these new discoveries. Ages 4–8.

No More Poems! A Book in Verse That Just Gets Worse by Rhett Miller (Mar. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-41652-8) collects 23 humorous poems about being a kid. Ages 4–8.

The School Book by Todd Parr (July 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-42380-9) introduces readers to the ins and outs of going to school. Ages 4–8.

Superpower Dogs by Cosmic (Mar. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-45359-2). Photos showcase hero dogs from around the world. Ages 4–8.

Swarm of Bees by Lemony Snicket, illus. by Rilla Alexander (Apr. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-39282-2). When a boy feels angry, he learns that community and unconditional love help him feel better. Ages 4–8.

When You Are Brave by Pat Zietlow Miller, illus. by Eliza Wheeler (Mar. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-39252-5), inspires readers to embrace their inner light—no matter what they are facing. Ages 4–8.

Being Edie Is Hard Today by Ben Brashares, illus. by Elizabeth Bergeland (May 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-52174-1). Edie is having a hard day, and no one, including her mother, her friends at school, and her teacher, understands. Ages 5–8.

A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon by Suzanne Slade, illus. by Veronica Miller Jamison (Mar. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-43517-8), profiles the NASA mathematician who helped put the first man on the moon. Ages 6–9.

Middle School Misadventures by Jason Platt (Apr. 9, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-316-41686-3). This graphic novel stars a fast-talking boy determined to give a great talent show performance and avoid summer school. Ages 8–11.

The Absence of Sparrows by Kurt Kirchmeier (May 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-45092-8). When a plague strikes, bird watcher Ben hopes that his town’s missing sparrows will return things back to normal. Ages 8–12.

The Great Jeff by Tony Abbott (Mar. 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-47969-1). Jeff becomes a bully at his new school as he tries to hide his family’s spiral into homelessness. Ages 8–12.

How High the Moon by Karyn Parsons (Mar. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-48400-8). After visiting her mother in Boston, Ella returns to 1944 South Carolina to learn that her schoolmate George has been arrested for the murder of two white girls. Ages 8–12.

The Inventors and the Lost Island by A.M. Morgen (Apr. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-47153-4). In this sequel to The Inventors at No. 8, a suspicious individual moves in next to George, the third Lord of Devonshire. Ages 8–12.

Jada Sly, Artist & Spy by Sherri Winston (May 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-50536-9). Ten-year-old Jada, an artist and spy-in-training, plans to scour New York City for her missing mother. Ages 8–12.

Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy: Little Women by Rey Terciero, illus. by Bre Indigo (Feb. 5, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-316-52286-1). These sisters are re-envisioned as a blended family in modern-day New York City, in this graphic novel retelling of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel. Ages 8–12.

The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James by Ashley Herring Blake (Mar. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-51553-5). When a girl receives a new heart in a transplant surgery, she decides to reinvent herself. Ages 8–12.

The Next Great Paulie Fink by Ali Benjamin (Apr. 16, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-38088-1). Caitlyn begins seventh grade in her new school just as Paulie Fink, legendary class clown and peer idol, disappears. Ages 8–12.

Nikki on the Line by Barbara Carroll Roberts (Mar. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-52190-1). Nikki wants to be a WNBA star like her idol, Mia McCall. Ages 8–12.

Refugee 87 by Ele Fountain (June 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-42303-8). Shif, a young refugee, crosses continents in this novel of survival. Ages 8–12.

Trans Mission: My Quest to a Beard by Alex Bertie (May 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-52903-7) reveals YouTube personality Bertie’s life, struggles, and victories as a transgender teen. Ages 12–up.

Internment by Samira Ahmed (Mar. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-52269-4). In a “15 minutes into the future” America, Layla and her family are forced into an internment camp for Muslim-American citizens. Ages 13–18.

Queen of Ruin by Tracy E. Banghart (July 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-47145-9). In this sequel to Grace and Fury, Nomi and Malachi find themselves powerless now that Asa sits on the throne. Ages 13–18.

Teeth in the Mist by Dawn Kurtagich (June 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-47847-2). In this fantasy inspired by the legend of Faust, three women, centuries apart, are drawn together by one Unholy Pact. Ages 13–18.

We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra (May 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-52465-0).After being partnered in English class as pen pals, two boys develop a friendship that grows into love. Ages 13–18.

We Rule the Night by Claire Eliza Bartlett (Apr. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-41727-3). Two girls use forbidden magic to fly and fight—for their country and for themselves. Ages 13–18.

You Must Not Miss by Katrina Leno (Apr. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-44977-9) delivers a suspenseful story of friendship, family, and revenge. Ages 13–18.


Sweet Pea & Friends by Jennifer and John Churchman offers The Easter Surprise (Feb. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-41166-0), ages 4–8. Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray wraps up with Defy the Fates (Apr. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-44075-2), ages 13–17. And Rule by Ellen Goodlett welcomes Rise (June 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-51535-1), ages 13–18.

Little, Brown/Patterson

No More Monsters Under Your Bed! by Jordan Chouteau, illus. by Anat Even Or (July 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-45388-2). A magic patch helps a boy conquer his fear of the monsters in his room. Ages 3–6.

Katt vs. Dogg by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, illus. by Anuki Lopez (Apr. 1, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-316-41156-1). Clever katt Molly and rambunctious dogg Oscar must work together to survive. Ages 8–12.

Scouts by Shannon Greenland (July 23, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-316-52478-0). In 1985, a group of friends journey to investigate a crashed meteor, but they get much more than they bargained for. Ages 8–14.

Once & Future by Cori McCarthy and Amy Rose Capetta (Mar. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-44927-4) is a retelling of the King Arthur legend, starring a girl who has a universe to save. Ages 13–up.

When We Were Lost by Kevin Wignall (June 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-41779-2). A plane carrying a group of teens crashes in the Amazonian jungle, leaving them stranded and on their own to survive. Ages 14–up.


How to Be a Supervillain gains Bad Guys Finish First by Michael Fry (May 7, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-316-42019-8), ages 7–12. Born to Rock by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts, illus. by Neil Swaab (Feb. 18, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-316-34952-9), joins Middle School, ages 8–12. New to Treasure Hunters is All-American Adventure by Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, illus. by Juliana Neufeld (June 10, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-316-41743-3), ages 8–12. And Crazy House continues with The Fall of Crazy House by Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet (Apr. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-43374-7), ages 14–up.

Little, Brown/Poppy

A Practical Guide to a More Positive, More Confident You by Nicola Morgan (July 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-52888-7) advises teens about approaching their adolescent years with optimism and understanding. Ages 10–18.

Amelia Westlake Was Never Here by Erin Gough (May 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-45066-9). Two antagonistic girls join forces to expose harassment and inequality at their elite private school. Ages 13–18.

Izzy + Tristan by Shannon Dunlap (Mar. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-41538-5). Inspired by Tristan and Iseult, this love story is set in contemporary New York City. Ages 13–18.

Little Island

Rocking the System: Fearless and Amazing Irish Women Who Made History by Siobhán Parkinson, illus. by Bren Luke (Mar. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-910411-96-4), compiles 20 illustrated essays on Irish women, historical and contemporary, who have defied cultural norms around femininity and achieved great things. Ages 9–12.