Macmillan/Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Unstoppable Me by Susan Verde, illus. by Andrew Joyner (July 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30738-7), celebrates the exuberance of an active child. Ages 2–6.

In a Minute, Mama Bear by Rachel Bright (Feb. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30578-9). In this series debut, Mama Bear and Bella Bear discover they can have fun even if things do not go as planned. Ages 3–6.

Borrowing Bunnies: A Surprising True Tale of Fostering Rabbits by Cynthia Lord, illus. by Hazel Mitchell (Feb. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30841-4), relays the story of the author’s caring for two rabbits. Ages 4–7.

The Chickens Are Coming! by Barbara Samuels (Mar. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30097-5). Siblings learn about raising chickens in the city, in this story about patience and welcoming new family members. Ages 4–7.

Vroom! by Barbara McClintock (July 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-217-0) follows a girl’s imaginative journey in a race car. Ages 4–7.

We’re Going on a Treasure Hunt by Kelly DiPucchio (Apr. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30641-0) spotlights pirates on a high-seas quest for treasure. Ages 4–7.

Wild Horse Annie: Friend of the Mustangs by Tracey Fern, illus. by Steven Salerno (Feb. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30306-8), presents a portrait of animal rights advocate Velma Bronn Johnston. Ages 4–7.

Bug Off! A Story of Fireflies and Friendship by Cari Best, illus. by Jennifer Plecas (June 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38062-5). Firefly pals star in this tale of kindness and inclusion. Ages 4–8.

A Dream of Flight: Alberto Santos-Dumont’s Race Around the Eiffel Tower by Rob Polivka and Jef Polivka (July 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30661-8), profiles inventor and pilot Santos-Dumont. Ages 4–8.

Little Juniper Makes It Big by Aidan Cassie (July 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31045-5). A raccoon who dreams of growing taller learns to accept herself just the way she is. Ages 4–8.

Tallulah the Tooth Fairy CEO by Tamara Pizzoli, illus. by Federico Fabiani (July 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30919-0). In this riff on the mythical figure, the tooth fairy is a high-powered black businesswoman named Tallulah. Ages 4–8.

Maybe a Mermaid by Josephine Cameron (Apr. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30642-7). This summer romp full of mystery, new friends—and perhaps a mermaid—raises questions about truth, lies, and hope. Ages 8–11.

Ruby in the Sky by Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo (Feb. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30905-3). A girl keeps family secrets, in Ferruolo’s novel about hiding behind walls and being brave enough to break free. Ages 8–11.

Tito the Bonecrusher by Melissa Thomson (Mar. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30353-2). In this story centering on fathers, sons, and criminal justice, Oliver realizes that saving the day is not always possible. Ages 8–11.

The Children’s Boat by Mario Vargas Llosa, illus. by Zuzanna Celej (July 23, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30831-5), is a story with themes of intergenerational friendship and childhood adventure. Ages 8–12.

For Black Girls Like Me by Mariama J. Lockington (July 30, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30804-9). Inspired by the author’s life, this novel tells of an African-American girl adopted into a white family. Ages 8–12.

Let Me Fix That for You by Janice Erlbaum (July 23, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30810-0). A girl skilled at solving other people’s problems realizes that her parents’ relationship needs fixing—and she herself needs help. Ages 8–12.

The Miraculous by Jess Redman (July 30, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30974-9). After a tragedy, a boy must regain his faith in miracles, in this novel about facing grief, trusting the unknown, and healing. Ages 8–12.

Flying to the Moon: An Astronaut’s Story by Michael Collins (June 11, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31202-2). First published in 1976, this updated adaptation of Carrying the Fire includes an introduction by Scott Kelly. Ages 10–14.

Secret Soldiers by Keely Hutton (June 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30903-9). A young British coal miner joins a crew of WWI soldiers known as “tunnelers,” in hopes of finding his missing brother. Ages 10–14.

The Beauty of the Moment by Tanaz Bhathena (Feb. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30844-5). A girl and a boy fall in love, drift apart, and come back together, in this story of family and being true to oneself. Ages 12–18.

Fear of Missing Out by Kate McGovern (Mar. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30547-5). A teen with cancer, her boyfriend, and best friend take a road trip to find a treatment to freeze her body until a cure is found. Ages 12–18.

Hold My Hand by Michael Barakiva (May 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30486-7). This companion to One Man Guy explores a relationship threatened by cheating. Ages 12–18.

Squad by Mariah MacCarthy (Mar. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30750-9). When a cheerleader loses the sport and the friends she has always loved, she questions what else is left. Ages 12–18.

Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo (May 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31057-8). What happens when sparks fly between a K-pop starlet and a tabloid reporter? Ages 13–17.

Better Than the Best Plan by Lauren Morrill (June 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30619-9). When Ritzy’s old life catches up with her new one, she has some big decisions to make. Ages 14–18.

We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal (May 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31154-4) is a novel about discovery, conquering fear, and identity, set in a world inspired by ancient Arabia. Ages 14–18.


The Pout Pout Fish swims on in The Pout-Pout Fish Cleans Up the Ocean by Deborah Diesen, illus. by Dan Hanna (June 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30934-3), ages 2–5. Pout-Pout Fish Adventures kicks off with Back to School (May 14, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31047-9) and Haunted House (July 9, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31052-3) by Diesen, illus. by Hanna, ages 2–5. If Animals... by Ann Whitford Paul, illus. by David Walker (May 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30902-2), offers If Animals Went to School, ages 2–6. Hazy Bloom sleuths on in Hazy Bloom and the Mystery Next Door by Jennifer Hamburg, illus. by Jenn Harney (Feb. 26, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30501-7), ages 7–10. And Medal of Honor adds Leo Thorsness: Vietnam: Valor in the Sky by Michael P. Spradlin (July 9, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15714-0), ages 8–12.

Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends

A Is for Awesome! 23 Iconic Women Who Changed the World by Eva Chen, illus. by Derek Desierto (Feb. 5, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-250-21599-4), is an alphabet book depicting feminist icons. Ages 1–3.

The Life of a Tree by Hyeon-Ju Lee (Apr. 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-14567-3). In this novel about life and coming of age, a gingko tree growing outside an apartment building watches its residents making memories. Ages 2–5.

How Do You Care for a Very Sick Bear? by Vanessa Bayer, illus. by Rosie Butcher (June 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-29843-0), offers reassuring advice for those who have a loved one dealing with illness. Ages 2–6.

Welcome Home: Where Nature’s Most Creative Creatures Dwell by Lisa Mundorff (June 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-21162-0) shares realistic and literal interpretations of where animals live. Ages 3–5.

Mermaids Fast Asleep by Robin Riding, illus. by Zoe Persico (Apr. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-07635-9). In this bedtime tale, mermaids count fish instead of sheep. Ages 4–7.

A Is for Elizabeth (May 7, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-16212-0) and Big Mouth Elizabeth (May 7, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-16217-5) by Rachel Vail, illus. by Paige Keiser. Second grader Elizabeth stars in these debut titles of a series spun off from the Justin Case series. Ages 6–9.

Good Enough by Jen Petro-Roy (Feb. 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-12351-0). A girl with an eating disorder must find the strength to recover. Ages 8–11.

All of Me by Chris Baron (June 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30598-5). Bullied for being overweight, Ari faces the demise of his parents’ marriage, in this novel about accepting the imperfections in oneself and in life. Ages 8–12.

All the Ways Home by Elsie Chapman (May 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-16679-1). In this exploration of what home means, a boy whose mother died in a car accident heads to Japan to reconnect with his father. Ages 8–12.

Young Captain Nemo by Jason Henderson (Mar. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-17322-5). In this series launch, a young descendant of Jules Verne’s famous antihero is determined to make the ocean a safer place. Ages 9–11.

The Astonishing Maybe by Shaunta Grimes (Mar. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19183-0). A free-spirited girl enlists a sheltered boy’s help in finding her long-gone father. Ages 10–14.

The Day the World Stopped Turning by Michael Morpurgo (July 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-10707-7). The arrival of German soldiers in Lorenzo’s French village during WWII threatens all he and his loved ones know, yet they find there is hope. Ages 10–14.

You Are Enough: Your Guide to Body Image and Eating Disorder Recovery by Jen Petro-Roy (Feb. 19, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15102-5) answers questions about these issues. Ages 11–14.

Contender: The Chosen by Taran Matharu (May 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-13870-5) launches a trilogy about delinquents determined to discover why people throughout history have suddenly vanished. Ages 12–18.

All We Could Have Been by T.E. Carter (Apr. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-17296-9). After witnessing something devastating, Lexie moves from town to town, assuming new names and hiding dark family secrets. Ages 13–18.

Before I Disappear by Danielle Stinson (July 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30319-6). A teen must find her brother after he and the others in their town disappear into thin air. Ages 13–18.

Chaos Boys by Cale Dietrich (May 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-18699-7). Both hiding secrets, the sons of a mobster and a police commissioner discover they are attracted to each other. Ages 13–18.

The Confusion of Laurel Graham by Adrienne Kisner (June 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-14604-5). An aspiring photographer and bird watcher must decide what means the most to her and how she can save it. Ages 13–18.

Elon Musk: A Mission to Save the World by Anna Crowley Redding (July 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31362-1) traces Musk’s life from a bullied schoolboy to an iconic visionary. Ages 13–18.

Polar Explorer by Jade Hameister (Apr. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31768-1). The youngest person to complete the Polar Hat Trick—traversing the North Pole, South Pole, and Greenland ice sheet—relays her story. Ages 13–18.

Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi (June 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-29948-2). Inspired by classic romantic comedies, this novel tells of two iron-willed girls who fall for each other despite themselves. Ages 13–18.

Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller (Feb. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-18994-3). A chieftain’s daughter must find a way to kill her village’s oppressive deity in order to return home. Ages 13–18.

Unleaving by Melissa Ostrom (Mar. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-13281-9). A girl who has been sexually assaulted is at the center of this novel exploring shame and victim-blaming. Ages 14–18.


Microsaurs by Dustin Hansen wraps up with Tiny-Tricera Troubles (July 16, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-09038-6), ages 6–9. Treehouse Books expands with The 104-Story Treehouse: Dental Dramas & Jokes Galore! by Andy Griffiths, illus. by Terry Denton (Mar. 12, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30149-9), ages 6–10. And My Fangtastically Evil Vampire Pet continues with Space Cat-astrophe by Mo O’Hara, illus. by Marek Jagucki (Feb. 26, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-12813-3), ages 8–10.

Macmillan/First Second

Hold Hands by Sara Varon (June 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-59643-588-9) is a rhyming story about friendship and connection. Ages 3–7.

The Singing Rock & Other Brand-New Fairy Tales by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer, illus. by Simini Blocker (June 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-59643-750-0), compiles four original fairy tales. Ages 5–9.

The Breakaways by Cathy G. Johnson (Mar. 5, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-357-3). In this graphic novel, a group of diverse and independent kids find their place in the world. Ages 8–11.

Island Book by Evan Dahm (May 14, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-950-6) is a graphic novel exploring teamwork, and the wisdom we gain when facing the unknown with bravery. Ages 8–12.

This Was Our Pact by Ryan Andrews (June 11, paper, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-053-4). On the night of the Autumn Equinox Festival, two boys travel a road of magic, wonder, and unexpected friendship. Ages 10–14.

Grimoire Noir by Vera Greentea, illus. by Yana Bogatch (July 23, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30573-2). Set in a town where all girls are witches, this novel explores accepting one’s flaws and protecting those dear to oneself. Ages 12–16.

Bloom by Kevin Panetta, illus. by Savanna Ganucheau (Feb. 12, paper, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-641-3). Ari, who wants to play music rather than work at the family bakery, falls for a boy who loves baking. Ages 14–18.

Kiss Number 8 by Colleen AF Venable, illus. by Ellen T. Crenshaw (Mar. 12, paper, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-59643-709-8), is a graphic novel involving teen sexuality and family secrets. Ages 14–18.

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki, illus. by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (May 7, paper, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-259-0), reveals what happens when we ditch toxic relationships we crave to embrace healthy ones we need. Ages 14–18.


Peter & Ernesto return in The Lost Sloths by Graham Annable (Apr. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-572-0), ages 6–10. The Dam Keeper concludes with Return from the Shadows by Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi (July 2, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-456-3), ages 7–11. Nico Bravo stars in Nico Bravo and the Hound of Hades by Mike Cavallaro (Apr. 23, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-751-9), ages 8–11. Maker Comics serves up Bake Like a Pro! by Falynn Koch (Feb. 5, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15006-6) and Fix a Car! by Chris Schweizer (Feb. 5, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15004-2), ages 9–12. Science Comics introduces Cars: Engines That Move You by Dan Zettwoch (May 28, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-822-6) and Wild Weather: Storms, Meteorology, and Climate by MK Reed, illus. by Jonathan Hill (Apr. 16, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-790-8), ages 9–13. And The Time Museum continues with Volume 2 by Matthew Loux (June 11, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-59643-850-7), ages 10–14.


Birthday by Meredith Russo ($18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-12983-3) is the story one trans teen’s long journey to coming out, and a universal tale of first love and first heartache. Ages 12–up.

Finale by Stephanie Garber (May 21, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15766-9). In the conclusion of the Caraval series, Tella must decide if she should trust Legend or a former enemy, Scarlett will need to do the impossible, and Legend has to to make a choice that will forever change him. Ages 13–up.


Poop or Get Off the Potty! by Margaret McNamara, illus. by Allison Black (Feb. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-12440-1). Two toddlers reach a toilet-training milestone. Ages 2–5.

What the Ladybug Heard at the Zoo by Julia Donaldson, illus. by Lydia Monks (May 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15670-9). Ladybug helps foil a robbery, in this companion to What the Ladybug Heard and What the Ladybug Heard Next. Ages 2–6.

Bearnard’s Book by Deborah Underwood, illus. by Misa Saburi (Feb. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-757-3). A bear discovers that to shine in his own story, he just needs to be himself. Ages 4–7.

The Nature Girls by Aki (Mar. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-621-7). Girls explore various biomes. Ages 4–7.

Flora’s Tree House by Gabriel Alborozo (May 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-226-4). Children learn to appreciate a sibling’s strengths, as well as their own. Ages 4–8.

The Great Gran Plan by Elli Woollard, illus. by Steven Lenton (June 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-18603-4). In this fairy tale mashup, one of the three little pigs must save Little Red Riding Hood’s granny. Ages 4–8.

It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity by Theresa Thorn, illus. by Noah Grigni (May 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30295-3), aims to give children a fuller understanding of themselves and others. Ages 4–8.

Llama Destroys the World by Jonathan Stutzman, illus. by Heather Fox (June 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30317-2), introduces a studious, oblivious, cake-devouring llama. Ages 4–8.

Ogilvy by Deborah Underwood, illus. by T.L. McBeth (May 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15176-6). The clothes do not make the bunny in this tale about the importance of being yourself. Ages 4–8.

Samuel Morse, That’s Who! The Story of the Telegraph and Morse Code by Tracy Nelson Maurer, illus. by El Primo Ramón (June 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-130-4), shows how Morse revolutionized technology. Ages 4–8.

The Book of Unwyse Magic by Claire Fayers (Mar. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-422-0). A girl finds herself at the center of the struggle for power between the human and fairy worlds. Ages 8–11.

The Monster Catchers: A Bailey Buckleby Story by George Brewington (Mar. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-16578-7). Father-son monster hunters must save the San Francisco Bay Area from a villain. Ages 8–11.

Spy Runner by Eugene Yelchin (Feb. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-12081-6). In this noir mystery, a boy stumbles upon a secret that jeopardizes American national security. Ages 8–11.

The Giant from the Fire Sea by John Himmelman (May 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19650-7). A boy and a misfit giant who come together by chance must defend a village. Ages 8–12.

Pie in the Sky by Remy Lai (May 14, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31409-3; paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31410-9), is the story of a boy’s immigration experience, his annoying little brother, and their cake-baking hijinks. Ages 8–12.

Super Summer: All Kinds of Summer Facts and Fun by Bruce Goldstone (May 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-12015-1) concludes the author’s quartet of books focusing on the seasons. Ages 8–12.

Silver Batal and the Water Dragon Races by K.D. Halbrook, illus. by Ilse Gort (June 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-18107-7). In this series opener, Silver becomes a water dragon racer after befriending a rare dragon. Ages 9–12.

Deadly Aim: The Civil War Story of Michigan’s Anishinaabe Sharpshooters by Sally M. Walker (July 30, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-12525-5) tells of these American Indian soldiers’ wartime achievements. Ages 10–14.

Missing! Mysterious Cases of People Gone Missing Through the Centuries by Brenda Z. Guiberson (Feb. 12, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-13340-3). Photos illustrate six stories of disappearances throughout history. Ages 10–14.

The Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi, trans. by Cathy Hirano (Mar. 26, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30746-0). A girl able to communicate with magical beasts is the only one who can save a warring kingdom. Ages 12–18.

The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg (June 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-29385-5).

Ana, a half-android, half-human employee of a futuristic fantasy theme park, faces a charge of murder. Ages 13–17.

The Pursuit of Miss Heartbreak Hotel by Moe Bonneau (May 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-17093-4). When childhood friends Lucy and Eva reconnect in high school, unexpected emotions and attraction ensue. Ages 13–17.

Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi (Mar. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-17099-6). In the second installment of the Legacy of Orïsha trilogy, Zélie must save the kingdom from a devastating civil war. Ages 14–18.

Fake Plastic Girl by Zara Lisbon (Mar. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15629-7). A California teen is catapulted into a glittery world when a former child star moves in nearby. Ages 14–18.

Girls on the Verge by Sharon Biggs Waller (Apr. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15169-8). A teen discovers she is pregnant in this novel about friendships tested, dreams challenged, and a woman’s right to choose. Ages 14–18.

The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen (July 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19192-2). In this series debut, a young chieftain from a lowly caste of mercy-killers relies on her wits and bone magic to save the prince. Ages 14–18.

What We Buried by Kate A. Boorman (Feb. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19167-0). Searching for their missing parents, siblings unearth family secrets that force them to relive their past. Ages 14–18.


Worldwide Stories greets Fearsome Giant, Fearless Child: A Worldwide Jack and the Beanstalk Story by Paul Fleischman, illus. by Julie Paschkis (Apr. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15177-3), ages 4–7. Eric Carle and Friends’ What’s Your Favorite issues What’s Your Favorite Food? by Carle (July 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-29514-9), ages 4–8. Hoot & Olive are back in Imagine That by Jonathan D. Voss (June 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31455-0), ages 4–8. Time Dogs, introducing canines transported back in time, starts up with Balto and the Race Against Time (June 4, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-250-18633-1) and Seaman and the Great Northern Adventure (June 4, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-250-18635-5) by Helen Moss, illus. by Misa Saburi, ages 5–7. Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet tackles A Squirrelly Situation by Jacqueline Kelly (Apr. 9, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-877-8), ages 7–10. The Epic Athletes series of sports biographies kicks off with Alex Morgan by Dan Wetzel, illus. by Cory Thomas (May 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-29577-4); and Stephen Curry (May 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-29576-7) by Wetzel, illus. by Zeke Pena, ages 8–12. Legends of the Lost Causes continues with The Fang of Bonfire Crossing by Brad McLelland and Louis Sylvester (Feb. 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-12434-0), ages 10–14.


Pup 681: A Sea Otter Rescue Story by Jean Reidy, illus. by Ashley Crowley (Feb. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-11450-1). Inspired by a true story, this book tells of the rescue of a sea otter pup that washes ashore. Ages 5–8.

Home Run, Touchdown, Basket, Goal! Sports Poems for Little Athletes by Leo Landry (Mar. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-349-0) is an illustrated collection of poems celebrating sports. Ages 5–8.


Bedtime for Little Bulldozer by Elise Broach (Mar. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-10928-6). A bulldozer struggles to fall asleep. Ages 3–6.

Peekity Boo—What You Can Do! by Heidi Bee Roemer, illus. by Mike Wohnoutka (Mar. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-12232-2). This look at the prelude to bedtime celebrates the bond between parent and child. Ages 3–6.

Bunny in the Middle by Anika A. Denise, illus. by Christopher Denise (July 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-12036-6), pays tribute to middle children, sibling love, and self-acceptance. Ages 3–8.

Prince Bertram the Bad by Arnold Lobel (June 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-14366-2). In this reissued fable about kindness, a witch casts a spell on a naughty prince. Ages 3–8.

How to Care for Your T-Rex by Ken Baker, illus. by Dave Coverly (Apr. 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-13751-7), provides tips for babysitting a dinosaur. Ages 4–7.

The Three Vikings by Adam Auerbach (Mar. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-601-9). Three Vikings on a daring quest star in this tale of teamwork, individuality, and creativity. Ages 4–7.

Handimals: Animals in Art and Nature by Silvia Lopez, illus. by Guido Daniele (Apr. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-891-4), depicts hands modeled and painted into animals accompanied by animal facts and photos. Ages 4–8.

Up Verses Down: Poems, Paintings, and Serious Nonsense by Calef Brown (June 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8050-9929-4) is a poetry collection featuring wacky characters. Ages 5–9.

The Lost Boy’s Gift by Kimberly Willis Holt (Apr. 30, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-326-1). A boy adjusts to his new life, in this novel exploring divorce, acceptance, and intergenerational friendship. Ages 8–11.

Time Sight by Lynne Jonell (May 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-11767-0). This time-travel adventure involves castles, battles, the Scottish Highlands, and a boy determined to bring his family members home. Ages 9–12.

The Spaces Between Us by Stacia Tolman (July 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-17492-5). Desperate to survive senior year, two outcast best friends break away from their dying factory town. Ages 13–17.


Joining Masterpiece Adventures is Marvin & James Save the Day (and Elaine Helps!) by Elise Broach, illus. by Kelly Murphy (Apr. 9, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-250-18607-2), ages 4–8. And My Life picks up My Life as a Meme by Janet Tashjian, illus. by Jake Tashjian (Apr. 2, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19657-6), ages 8–11. And Obert Skye’s Geeked Out presents Bigger, Badder, Nerdier (Apr. 30, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-941-6), ages 9–11.


When Pencil Met Eraser by Karen Kilpatrick and Luis O. Ramos Jr., illus. by Germán Blanco (May 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30939-6), underscores the rewards of working and creating together. Ages 3–6.

It’s Not a Bed, It’s a Time Machine by Mickey Rapkin, illus. by Teresa Martinez (June 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-16762-0). A boy’s time-traveling bed transports him to the age of dinosaurs. Ages 3–7.

Penny and Penelope by Dan Richards, illus. by Claire Almon (July 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15607-5). With help from their dolls, two girls learn there is more to each other than meets the eye. Ages 3–7.

Summer by Cao Wenxuan, illus. by Yu Rong (May 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31006-4). In this tale about the power of kindness, grasslands animals race to claim the single spot of shade. Ages 3–7.

Amy Is Famous by Barbara Bottner, illus. by Yuyi Chen (Feb. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-13490-5). When a new girl arrives at school, Amy learns about sharing the spotlight, overcoming jealousy, and making friends. Ages 4–7.

Fergal and the Bad Temper by Robert Starling (Apr. 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19862-4). The family and friends of an irritable dragon offer advice to help him calm down. Ages 4–7.

The Library of Ever by Zeno Alexander (Apr. 30, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-16917-4). Kicking off a series, this adventure across time and space stars a girl who becomes a warrior for the forces of knowledge. Ages 8–11.

The Startup Squad by Brian Weisfeld and Nicole C. Kear (May 7, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-250-18041-4). Four girls learn the value of cooperation, in this launch of a series about friendship and entrepreneurship. Ages 8–12.

Alien Echo by Mira Grant (Apr. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30629-6). After settling on a new colony world, twin sisters encounter an alien threat and a shocking family secret. Ages 14–18.

Girl Mogul: Dream It. Do It. Change the World by Tiffany Pham (Apr. 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-29896-6) offers girls tips for defining, envisioning, and achieving success. Ages 14–18.

Symptoms of a Heartbreak by Sona Charaipotra (May 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19910-2). Fresh out of medical school, an Indian-American teen caring for children falls in love with a patient. Ages 14–18.

The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum (Mar. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-10163-1). This lesbian romance reveals how the universe is full of second chances. Ages 14–18.

The Year They Fell by David Kreizman (July 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-17987-6). The parents of five former friends die in the same plane crash, in this novel about grief, sexual assault, racism, and trauma. Ages 14–18.

Last Girl Lied to by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn (Apr. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15813-0). After her best friend left a party and walked into the ocean, Fiona sets out to discover if the girl actually died. Ages 15–18.


Prince Not-So Charming by Roy L. Hinuss adds Toad You So! (Feb. 19, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-250-14246-7) and Wild Wild Quest (Feb. 19, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-250-14248-1), ages 5–8. Wily Snare returns in Lair of the Beast by Adam Jay Epstein (June 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-14695-3), ages 8–12. Ink, Iron, and Glass continues with Mist, Metal, and Ash by Gwendolyn Clare (Feb. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-11278-1), ages 14–17. And Traitor’s Trilogy by Erin Beaty wraps up with The Traitor’s Kingdom (July 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-14235-1), ages 14–18.



Backyard Books picks up Are You a Beetle? (May 14, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7504-1) and Are You a Centipede? (May 14, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7505-8) by Judy Allen, ages 5–8. New In Training titles by Cath Ard, illus. by Sarah Lawrence, are Doctor in Training (Apr. 16, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7470-9) and Engineer in Training (Apr. 16, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7469-3), ages 5–8. Joining Wow! are Wow! Look What Dinosaurs Could Do! (May 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7453-2) and Wow! Look What Vehicles Can Do! (May 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7451-8) by Jacqueline McCann, illus. by Ste Johnson, ages 5–8. Simon Basher’s Coding with Basher debuts with Code Your Own Website (July 23, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7511-9) and Coding with Scratch (July 23, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7509-6), ages 7–11. And Caryn Jenner’s Imagine You Were There... issues Walking on the Moon (June 11, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7500-3) and Winning the Vote for Women (June 11, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7501-0), ages 7–11.

Macmillan/Odd Dot


Tinkeractive Workbooks debuts with 1st Grade Math by Justin Krasner, illus. by Chad Thomas (May 14, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30722-4), ages 6–7.

Macmillan/Roaring Brook

I Will Be Fierce by Bea Birdsong, illus. by Nidhi Chanani (May 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-29508-8). A girl imagines she is a brave explorer on an epic quest, in this tale of courage and kindness. Ages 3–6.

My Mommy Medicine by Edwidge Danticat, illus. by Shannon Wright (Feb. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-14091-3), showcases the comfort and love a mother provides when her child isn’t feeling well. Ages 3–6.

1, 2, 3, Jump! by Lisl H. Detlefsen, illus. by Madeline Valentine (May 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-681-9). This story of a first swimming lesson shows how to conquer the pool. Ages 3–7.

How to Walk an Ant by Cindy Derby (Mar. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-16262-5) outlines the nine steps to becoming an expert ant walker. Ages 4–7.

The Little Guys by Vera Brosgol (Apr. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-442-6) portrays how strength in numbers only works when the community unites. Ages 4–7.

The Last Peach by Gus Gordon (May 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-350-4). Two indecisive bugs contemplate eating the last peach of summer, in this book about anticipation and expectation. Ages 4–8.

Homes in the Wild: Where Baby Animals and Their Parents Live by Lita Judge (June 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-724-3) offers a peek inside homes where baby animals live and grow. Ages 5–8.

Go for the Moon: A Rocket, a Boy, and the First Moon Landing by Chris Gall (June 11, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15579-5). A boy chronicles the preparation for and execution of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Ages 5–10.

Rescuing Rialto: A Baby Sea Otter’s Story by Lynda V. Mapes, illus. by Alan Berner (Apr. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-14764-6), tells of a sea otter who was rescued and taken to the Seattle Aquarium in 2016. Ages 6–9.

Secret Engineer: How Emily Roebling Built the Brooklyn Bridge by Rachel Dougherty (Feb. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15532-0), spotlights the woman who clandestinely supervised this construction project when her chief engineer husband fell ill. Ages 6–9.

A Box of Bones by Marina Cohen (May 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-17221-1). After opening a wooden puzzle box containing secrets, Kallie’s life becomes entangled with another world. Ages 8–12.

The Pennypackers Go on Vacation by Lisa Doan, illus. by Marta Kissi (June 25, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15411-8). What happens when the world’s cheapest family goes on a wacky cruise? Ages 8–12.

Crossing on Time: Steam Engines, Fast Ships, and a Journey to the New World by David Macaulay (May 7, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-59643-477-6) presents a history of the steamship, culminating in the building of the most advanced—and last—of them: the SS United States. Ages 8–14.

Beyond Words: What Elephants and Whales Think and Feel by Carl Safina (Apr. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-14463-8) is a young readers’ adaptation of Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel. Ages 10–14.

Destination Moon: The Remarkable and Improbable Voyage of Apollo 11 by Richard Maurer (June 11, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-745-8) charts the history of the Apollo program against the backdrop of the era in which it occurred. Ages 10–14.

War in the Ring: Joe Louis, Max Schmeling, and the Fight Between America and Hitler by John Florio and Ouisie Shapiro (May 21, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15574-0) focuses on these two celebrated WWII-era boxers: one America’s boxing champion, the other Hitler’s favorite athlete. Ages 10–14.

Awake in the World by Jason Gurley (Feb. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-14183-5). This novel about achieving one’s dreams centers on a boy whose future looks bleak and a girl who is an aspiring astronomer. Ages 12–18.

How to Be Luminous by Harriet Reuter Hapgood (Apr. 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-375-7). When their artist mother disappears, grief threatens to tear three sisters apart, in this story of art and love. Ages 12–18.

I Wanna Be Where You Are by Kristina Forest (July 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-29488-3) stars a ballet dancer willing to go the distance for an audition, and the boy who blackmails his way onto her road trip. Ages 12–18.

Comics Will Break Your Heart by Faith Erin Hicks (Feb. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-364-1). Echoing the plot of Romeo and Juliet, this novel is a tale about modern romance, geek royalty, and healing the scars of the past. Ages 14–18.

How Not to Ask a Boy to Prom by S.J. Goslee (Apr. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-401-3). A gay teen tries to avoid anything that involves school spirit—but his older sister has other ideas for him. Ages 14–18.

Last Bus to Everland by Sophie Cameron (May 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-14993-0). When a boy introduces Brody to a “knock-off Narnia,” he finds a respite from a world where he feels out of place. Ages 14–18.

Sound Check by Jennifer Fenn (July 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-762-5). Gifted percussionist Win is deaf, but longs to hear the voice of his band’s lead singer, Tristen, with whom he is in love. Ages 14–18.

Strangers Assume My Girlfriend Is My Nurse by Shane Burcaw (Apr. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-770-0). The author of Laughing at My Nightmare offers an essay collection about living with a disability. Ages 14–18.


Emily Kastner’s Nerdy Babies explores Ocean (May 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31215-0) and Space (May 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31204-4), ages up to 3. Bad Kitty is back in Bad Kitty Does Not Like Thanksgiving by Nick Bruel (July 16, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19842-6), ages 2–5. New Pocket Bios by Al Berenger are Buddha (Mar. 19, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-250-16888-7), Joan of Arc (July 16, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-250-16892-4), John F. Kennedy (July 16, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-250-16894-8), Marie Antoinette (Mar. 19, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-250-16882-5), Pablo Picasso (July 16, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-250-16898-6), Pocahontas (Mar. 19, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-250-16884-9), Princess Diana (July 16, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-250-16890-0), and Vincent van Gogh (Mar. 19, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-250-16886-3), ages 4–7. And The Truth About... by Maxwell Eaton III continues with The Truth About Crocodiles (May 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19844-0), ages 4–8.

Time Twisters welcomes Neil Armstrong and Nat Love, Space Cowboys by Steve Sheinkin, illus. by Neil Swaab (June 25, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15258-9), ages 7–10. Cilla Lee-Jenkins reappears in The Epic Story by Susan Tan, illus. by Dana Wulfekotte (Mar. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-18363-7), ages 8–10. Ben Braver is back in Ben Braver and the Incredible Exploding Kid by Marcus Emerson (Mar. 5, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-711-3), ages 8–11. Joining Epic Fails is The Age of Exploration: Totally Getting Lost by Ben Thompson and Erik Slader, illus. by Tim Foley (Apr. 16, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15053-0), ages 8–11. FBI Files adds The Unabomber by Bryan Denson (June 25, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19914-0), ages 8–12. And Arlo Finch returns in Arlo Finch in the Lake of the Moon by John August (Feb. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-816-5), ages 10–13.


The Last Word by Samantha Hastings (July 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30188-8). When her favorite author dies before finishing a novel, a teen in Victorian London is determined to track down the ending. Ages 13–17.

Rules We’re Meant to Break by Natalie Williamson (June 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31326-3). Combining romance and family drama, this novel tells of a teen determined to survive her mother’s active love life. Ages 13–17.

Beware the Night by Jessika Fleck (Mar. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15475-0). In a world where human sacrifices are common, Veda embarks on a quest for justice. Ages 13–18.

Fake It Till You Break It by Jenn P. Nguyen (May 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30801-6). Since their mothers think that Mia and Jake would be the perfect couple, the teens hatch a plan to prove them wrong. Ages 13–18.

Going Off Script by Jen Wilde (May 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31127-6). A TV production intern fights back when the the head writer reworks the script she wrote and turns her lesbian character straight. Ages 13–18.

The Hummingbird Dagger by Cindy Anstey (Apr. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-17489-5). In this Regency novel of mystery and murder, a young woman injured in a carriage accident has no memory of who she is. Ages 13–18.

If It Makes You Happy by Claire Kann (May 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19267-7). This story about outgrowing old friends stars an overweight teen who must find a way around her formidable grandmother. Ages 13–18.

Just My Luck by Jennifer Honeybourn (July 16, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19465-7). Working as a hotel housekeeper, Marty thinks her thefts from guests have led to her bad luck, and has a plan to fix it. Ages 13–18.

Meet Me in Outer Space by Melinda Grace (Mar. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15433-0). An ambitious college student refuses to be defined by her central auditory processing disorder. Ages 13–18.

Risking It All by S.M. Koz (June 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31366-9). Hoping to prove her leadership skills, Paige agrees to mentor Logan, and develops feelings for the troubled boy. Ages 13–18.

The Shortest Distance Between Love and Hate by Sandy Hall (July 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-11912-4).

A teen starting at a new school is torn between her long-held loyalties and a new love. Ages 13–18.

Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale (Mar. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19235-6). In this story of change, friendship, and summer love, a Maine girl falls for a tourist. Ages 13–18.

A Soldier and a Liar by Caitlin Lochner (Feb. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-16825-2). Four superpowered teens must learn to work together to secure peace in a world on the brink of war. Ages 13–18.


Xenith Trilogy concludes with Within Ash and Stardust by Chani Lynn Feener (July 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-12379-4), ages 13–18.

Macmillan/Tor Teen

Never-Contented Things by Sarah Porter (Mar. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-9673-0). Seduced and entrapped by fairies, two foster siblings learn that these beings’ otherworldly gifts come at a terrible price. Ages 13–17.

The Sword and the Dagger by Robert Cochran (Apr. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-8383-9). During the Crusades, three teens cope with issues of loyalty, friendship, and courage. Ages 13–17.

Dark Shores by Danielle L. Jensen (May 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31772-8) launches a series involving piracy, blackmail, and meddling gods. Ages 13–18.

Five Midnights by Ann Dávila Cardinal (June 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-29607-8). Five friends in contemporary Puerto Rico star in this retelling of the El Cuco myth. Ages 13–18.

Happily and Madly by Alexis Bass (May 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19591-3). This novel exploring the dark secrets of a wealthy family is set on an atmospheric island. Ages 13–18.

Heartwood Box by Ann Aguirre (July 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-9764-5). In a town where people go missing disproportionately often, inhabitants hide a dark history. Ages 13–18.

In the Woods by Carrie Jones and Steven E. Wedel (July 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-3655-2) pits the new girl in town and a farm boy against a mysterious threat that is targeting students. Ages 13–18.

Spectacle by Jodie Lynn Zdrok (Feb. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-9968-7). In 1880s Paris, a girl who has a vision might be the only one who can identify a serial killer targeting young Parisian women. Ages 13–18.

The Tesla Legacy by K.K. Perez (Mar. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-08489-7). A precocious young scientist’s fateful encounter in a hotel unlocks her dormant electrical powers. Ages 13–18.

When Summer Ends by Jessica Pennington (Apr. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-18733-8). Two teens discover how an unexpected turn of fate can bring new love to heal old wounds. Ages 13–18.

The Deceivers by Kristen Simmons (Feb. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-17579-3). A school for con artists is the setting for this series debut involving intrigue, drama, and romance. Ages 14–17.


Emperor of the Universe by David Lubar (July 2, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-18923-3) launches a space adventure saga about a hapless young hero and two surprising sidekicks on the run across the galaxy. Ages 8–12.


Teeny Weenies by David Lubar, illus. by Bill Mayer, starts up with Freestyle Frenzy: And Other Stories (Apr. 16, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-250-17350-8) and The Intergalactic Petting Zoo: And Other Stories (Apr. 16, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-250-17342-3), ages 7–10. And A Dog’s Purpose Puppy Tales by W. Bruce Cameron offers Molly’s Story (May 21, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-9494-1) and Toby’s Story (May 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-9498-9), ages 8–12.


Again, But Better by Christine Riccio (May 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-29925-3). When self-doubt strikes a teen on a semester abroad in London, her new life starts to fall apart. Ages 12–18.

The Dysasters by P.C. and Kristin Cast (Feb. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-14104-0) debuts a series introducing a group of teens capable of controlling nature’s elements. Ages 12–18.

In Another Life by C.C. Hunter (Mar. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31227-3). A girl who learns that she may have been kidnapped as a child must uncover the truth about her past before she ends up a victim. Ages 13–18.

Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan (Apr. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19566-1) launches a trilogy inspired by the story of Joan of Arc. Ages 13–18.

This Is Not a Love Scene by S.C. Megale (May 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19049-9). An aspiring filmmaker with muscular dystrophy falls for the older guy starring in her senior film project. Ages 14–18.

You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn (Apr. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19288-2). In this novel about two country music stars, can the right song and the perfect summer make two broken hearts whole? Ages 14–18.

Please Send Help by Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin (July 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-21653-3). This follow-up to I Hate Everyone but You brings long-distance best friends Ava and Gen together. Ages 14–up.


A Feel Better Book for Little Tears by Holly Brochmann and Leah Bowen, illustrated by Shirley Ng-Benitez (June 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3031-0), identifies what sadness feels like and how to respond. Ages 3–5.

Rainbow: A First Book of Pride by Michael Genhart, illus. by Anne Passchier (May 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3087-7), celebrates LGBTQ+ pride and describes the meaning behind each rainbow stripe. Ages 3–5.

Bee Calm: The Buzz on Yoga by Frank J. Sileo, illus. by Claire Keay (Mar. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-2957-4). In this companion to Bee Still, Bentley the Bee demonstrates beginning yoga poses. Ages 4–8.

Giraffe Asks for Help by Nyasha M. Chikowore, illus. by Janet McDonnell (Apr. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-2946-8). Gary resists asking for help reaching leaves, but his friends tell him that we all need support at times. Ages 4–8.

Goodbye, School by Tonya Lippert, illus. by Tracy Bishop (Apr. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3029-7). On the last day of school, Franny reminisces about her old school and prepares to move on to a new one. Ages 4–8.

Jacob’s Room to Choose by Sarah and Ian Hoffman, illus. by Chris Case (May 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3073-0). This sequel to Jacob’s New Dress addresses gender expression and treating others with respect. Ages 4–8.

Mindful Bea and the Worry Tree by Gail Silver, illus. by Franziska Hollbacher (Apr. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-2954-3). Deep-breathing exercises and visualization techniques help Bea calm down before her birthday party. Ages 4–8.

My Whirling Twirling Motor by Merriam Sarcia Saunders, illus. by Tammie Lyon (Mar. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-2936-9). Charlie’s mother helps him focus on the positives of living with ADHD. Ages 4–8.

Three Little Birds by Lysa Mullady, illus. by Kyle Reed (Mar. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-2947-5). In this tale about dealing with gossip, a bird who feels left out starts a rumor that morphs into a bigger story. Ages 4–8.

You Are Your Strong by Danielle Dufayet, illus. by Jennifer Zivoin (Mar. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-2939-0), aims to help children handle big emotions and develop inner strength. Ages 4–8.

Neon Words: 10 Brilliant Ways to Light Up Your Writing by Marge Pellegrino and Kay Sather (May 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3049-5) offers tools and activities to encourage creativity in beginning writers. Ages 10–13.


First Day of Groot! by Brendan Deneen, illus. by Cale Atkinson (July 2, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-368-00069-7). Traversing the galaxy, Groot learns that there’s a first time for everything. Ages 3–5.


Hamster Sitter Wanted by Tracy Gunaratnam, illus. by Hannah Marks (May 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-84886-359-0). Mischief ensues when Marco and Polo leave Polo’s hamster cousins with a sitter. Ages 4–9.


Alphabeasts: An A–Z of Alphabetical Animals by Maree Coote (Mar. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-9924917-7-2) illustrates each alphabet letter with an animal image made up of the letters that spell its name. Ages 3–5.


Mom Loves Little Jumbo: Hello, I Am Jumbo by Yasushi Muraki (May 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-988-8341-78-8) spotlights the love between an elephant mother and child. Ages 3–5.

My Little Chick by Geraldine Elschner, illus. by Eve Tharlet (Apr. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-988-8341-74-0). Lena attempts to surprise everyone by helping her hen hatch a new egg. Ages 3–5.

Play with Me by Agnese Baruzzi (Mar. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-988-8341-71-9). Kids can stick fingers into die-cut holes to complete pictures of characters in action. Ages 3–5.

When the Moon Came Down by Feridun Oral (May 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-988-8341-76-4). The moon visits a young bunny who is scared of the dark. Ages 3–5.

The Blue Pebble by Anne-Gaëlle Balpe, illus. by Eve Tharlet (May 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-988-8341-75-7). Oli saves the pebble he finds for a special day and uses it to cheery up a sad girl. Ages 5–7.

The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde, illus. by Lisbeth Zwerger (Apr. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-988-8341-73-3), is a newly illustrated edition of this tale of generosity. Ages 5–7.


Yonezu Board Books adds Seek and Count by Yusuke Yonezu (Mar. 1, board book, $11.99, ISBN 978-988-8341-39-9), ages 3–5.


Tudor Rose by W.H. Doyle (Apr. 9, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-946700-67-4). In 16th-century England, two friends journey from the country to the Queen’s court in hopes of being named ladies-in-waiting. Ages 16–18.


Metl gains The Angel Weapon by Scott Wilson and Monika Victoria (Mar. 5, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-948671-11-8), ages 9–up. And Roger Mantis introduces The Remarkable Metamorphosis of Roger McGillicutty by Tom Alan Brosz (Apr. 2, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-946700-30-8), ages 9–up.

National Geographic

Brother, Sister, Me and You by Mary Quattlebaum (Mar. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3290-6) examines sibling relationships in the animal kingdom. Ages 2–5.

So Cute! Pandas by Crispin Boyer (Apr. 30, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3363-7) spotlights the skills and habits of pandas. Ages 3–7.

Little Larry Goes to School by Gerry Ellis (Feb. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3316-3). Photos illustrate this story of an orphaned chimpanzee learning how to climb and gaining confidence at a new school. Ages 5–8.

So Cool! Sharks by Crispin Boyer (Apr. 30, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3361-3) rounds up photos and facts about sharks’ skills, personalities, and habits. Ages 5–8.

Undaunted: The Wild Life of Biruté Mary Galdikas and Her Fearless Quest to Save Orangutans by Anita Silvey (May 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3356-9) profiles this primatologist and conservationist. Ages 8–11.

Don’t Read This Book Before Dinner! Revoltingly True Tales of Foul Food, Icky Animals, Horrible History and More by Anna Claybourne (July 30, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3451-1) compiles pictures, facts, and quizzes about disgusting things around the globe. Ages 8–12.

Make This! Building Thinking, and Tinkering Projects for the Amazing Maker in You by Ella Schwartz (Feb. 5, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3324-8) collects such activities and experiments as building a kaleidoscope, planting a rain forest, and creating a musical instrument. Ages 8–12.

National Geographic Kids Dream Journal by Allan D. Peterkin (May 21, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3326-2). This exploration of dreaming includes a journal for recording and analyzing dreams. Ages 8–12.

National Geographic Kids Funny Animals: Critter Comedians, Punny Pets, and Hilarious Hijinks (Apr. 9, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3308-8) rounds up photos, facts, memes, puns, and anecdotes. Ages 8–12.

This Book Is Cute: The Soft and Squishy Science and Culture of Aww by Sarah Wassner Flynn (Mar. 19, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3294-4) examines conceptions of and responses to things deemed cute. Ages 8–12.

Luna: The Science and Stories of Our Moon by David Aguilar (June 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3322-4) explores the science, history, technology, and myths surrounding the moon. Ages 10–up.

National Geographic Student World Atlas, 5th Edition (July 8, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3480-1) features updated maps and statistics. Ages 14–up.


Little Kids First Board Books takes off with Space (Apr. 30, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3314-9) and Animals on the Go (Apr. 30, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3312-5) by Ruth A. Musgrave, ages up to 3. Musgrave’s Bedtime (Feb. 26, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3321-7) joins Look & Learn, ages 2–5. National Geographic Pre-Readers introduces ¡Serpentea, serpiente! by Shelby Alinsky (May 7, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3373-6), Let’s Go! by Aubre Andrua (May 14, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3335-4), Odd Animals by Rose Davidson (May 14, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3339-2), and Puffins by Maya Myers (July 23, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3504-4), ages 2–5. Joining National Geographic Readers are El Tiempo by Kristin Baird Rattini (May 7, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3351-4), ages 4–6; Foxes by Laura Marsh (July 23, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3491-7), ages 5–7; and What Is an Archaeologist? by Libby Romero (July 30, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3511-2), ages 6–9.

Little Kids First Big Books picks up Little Kids First Big Book of Pets by Catherine D. Hughes (July 9, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3470-2) and Little Kids First Big Book of Science by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld (Mar. 26, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3318-7), ages 4–8. You Can Be A presents You Can Be an Entomologist: Investigating Insects with Dr. Martins by Dino Martins (Apr. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3354-5), ages 4–8. Just Joking Sidesplitters (Mar. 12, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3310-1) joins Just Joking, ages 7–10. 100 Things gains 100 Ways to Be Thankful by Lisa M. Gerry (Mar. 12, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3275-3), ages 8–12. And Brain Games 2: Mighty Book of Mind Benders by Stephanie Warren Drimmer and Gareth Moore (May 21, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3285-2) is a new Brain Games title, ages 8–12.

1000 Facts adds 1,000 Facts About Ancient Egypt by Nancy Honovich (Feb. 12, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3273-9), ages 8–12. The 125 Series issues 125 Animals That Changed the World by Brenna Maloney (May 28, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3277-7), ages 8–12. Rocks & Minerals by Ruth Strother (May 28, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3279-1) is a new Absolute Expert title, ages 8–12. National Geographic Kids Almanac (May 7, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3281-4) joins National Geographic Almanac, ages 8–12. Science Superheroes welcomes Captain Aquatica by Jessica Cramp et al. (June 11, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3292-0), ages 8–12. Ultimate Explorer Field Guides offers Mammals (Feb. 26, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3369-9), ages 8–12. And Weird but True issues Weird but True! USA (Mar. 19, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3371-2), ages 8–12.

National Geographic/Under the Stars


Explorer Academy adds The Falcon’s Feather by Trudi Trueit (Mar. 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3304-0) and Explorer Academy Codebreaking Activity Adventure (May 7, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3307-1), ages 8–12.

New Press

Lies My Teacher Told Me (Young Readers Edition): Everything American History Textbooks Get Wrong by James W. Loewen (Apr. 9, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-62097-469-8) adapts this volume for kids. Ages 12–18.



Nightlights introduces Hicotea by Lorena Alvarez (Mar. 5, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-910620-34-2). Ages 8–12.

Nobrow/Flying Eye

A Mouse Called Julian by Joe Todd-Stanton (Apr. 23, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-912497-06-5). When a fox gets stuck in a mouse’s home, the two strike up a friendship. Ages 3–5.

The Great Barrier Reef by Helen Scales, illus. by Lisk Feng (May 28, $24, ISBN 978-1-911171-78-2), explores how this reef came to be, the animals that inhabit it, and what we can do to preserve it. Ages 5–7.

Monty and the Poodles by Katie Harnett (Apr. 9, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-911171-77-5). A scruffy stray and a fancy poodle work together to create a home where all dogs are welcome. Ages 5–7.

Pip and the Bamboo Path by Jesse Hodgson (Feb. 5, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-911171-46-1). A red panda and her mother embark on a perilous journey to find a new home after their bamboo forest is destroyed. Ages 5–7.

The Secret Lives of Unicorns by Temisa Seraphini, illus. by Sophie Robin (Apr. 23, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-911171-95-9) is an illustrated encyclopedia of all things unicorn. Ages 7–9.

Ancient Wonders by Iris Volant, illus. by Avalon Nuovo (July 9, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-912497-91-1), showcases the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World. Ages 7–18.


New Tales from the Hidden Valley by Carles Porta are Under the Water (May 21, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-911171-68-3), ages 3–5; and The Band (Apr. 16, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-911171-67-6), ages 5–7. Owen Davey’s Fanatical About Frogs (June 18, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-912497-98-0) joins About Animals, ages 5–9. Akissi continues with Akissi: More Tales of Mischief by Marguerite Abouet, illus. by Mathieu Sapin (July 16, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-912497-17-1), ages 6–9. And joining Hilda TV tie-ins is Hilda and the Nowhere Space by Luke Pearson and Stephen Davies, illus. by Seaerra Miller (May 14, $13.95, ISBN 978-1-911171-50-8), ages 7–10.



Build It Yourself issues Biodiversity: Explore the Diversity of Life on Earth with Environmental Science Activities for Kids by Laura Perdew (Mar. 12, paper, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61930-751-3), Biomes: Discover the Earth’s Ecosystems with Environmental Science Activities for Kids (Mar. 12, paper, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61930-739-1) and Garbage: Follow the Path of Your Trash with Environmental Science Activities for Kids (Mar. 12, paper, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61930-747-6) by Donna Latham, and Planet Earth: Finding Balance on the Blue Marble with Environmental Science Activities for Kids by Kathleen M. Reilly (Mar. 12, paper, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61930-743-8), all illus. by Tom Casteel; Reilly’s The Human Body: Get Under the Skin with Science Activities for Kids, illus. by Alexis Cornell (June 9, paper, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61930-801-5); Game Logic: Level Up and Create Your Own Games with Science Activities for Kids by Angie Smibert, illus. by Lena Chandhok (June 9, paper, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61930-805-3); and The Solar System: Out of This World with Science Activities for Kids by Delano Lopez, illus. by Jason Slater (June 9, paper, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61930-797-1), ages 9–13.

Inquire & Investigate presents Feminism: The March Toward Equal Rights for Women by Jill Dearman (Apr. 16, paper, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61930-755-1) and Gender Identity: Beyond Pronouns and Bathrooms by Maria Cook (Apr. 16, paper, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61930-759-9), both illus. by Alexis Cornell; and Immigration Nation: The American Identity in the Twenty-First Century by Judy Dodge Cummings (Apr. 16, paper, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61930-763-6) and Race Relations: The Struggle for Equality in America by Barbara Diggs, illus. by Richard Chapman (Apr. 16, paper, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61930-555-7), both illus. by Richard Chapman, ages 12–15.

North Star/Flux

Lovestruck by Kate Watson (Apr. 2, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63583-030-9). A cupid-in-training breaks all the rules to defy the gods, tempt the Fates, and date an indie-rocker mortal. Ages 14–18.

The Quiet You Carry by Nikki Barthelmess (Mar. 5, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63583-028-6). Placed in foster care, Victoria tries to finish senior year, salvage her college dreams, and keep her past hidden. Ages 14–18.

The Red Labyrinth by Meredith Tate (June 4, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63583-034-7). To save her kidnapped best friend and crush, Zadie must navigate an enchanted, deadly labyrinth. Ages 14–18.

Tinfoil Crowns by Erin Jones (May 7, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63583-032-3) centers on an up-and-coming YouTuber who shares everything with her fans, except a tragic family secret. Ages 14–18.

North Star/Jolly Fish

Ollie Oxley and the Ghost: The Search for Lost Gold by Lisa Schmid (June 18, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-63163-289-1). A boy finds a kindred spirit in his new town when he teams up with a ghost to avenge a bully and save his mother’s job. Ages 8–12.

Cogheart by Peter Bunzl (Feb. 12, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-63163-287-7). A clockmaker’s son helps Lily solve the mystery of her inventor father’s disappearance. Ages 8–14.


The Cottingley Fairies by Ana Sender (Mar. 5, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4338-7) relays the true story of British cousins who photographed fairies in their garden in 1918. Ages 4–8.

Ida and the Whale by Rebecca Gugger, illus. by Simon Röthlisberger (Apr. 2, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4341-7). A flying whale takes a curious girl her on a nighttime journey. Ages 4–8.

In Fairyland: The Finest of Tales by the Brothers Grimm, illus. by Hans Fischer (Mar. 5, $30, ISBN 978-0-7358-4339-4), pairs classic stories with art by this Swiss illustrator. Ages 4–8.

Muddy: The Raccoon Who Stole Dishes by Griffin Ondaatje, illus. by Linda Wolfsgruber (Apr. 2, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4337-0). Muddy can’t resist taking leftovers—and dinner plates—from a restaurant. Ages 4–8.

Angryman by Gro Dahle, illus. by Svein Nyhus (Mar. 5, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4340-0). When Boj’s father becomes angry and violent, no one is safe—until something powerful happens. Ages 8–12.


Mr. Squirrel returns in Mr. Squirrel and the King of the Forest by Sebastian Meschenmoser (July 2, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4342-4), ages 4–8.



Hedgehog and Rabbit Collection adds A Rainy Day with Hedgehog and Rabbit by Pablo Albo, illus. by Gómez (Apr. 30, $14.95, ISBN 978-84-946551-9-7), ages 3–6. Egalité issues I Love My Colorful Nails by Alicia Acosta and Luis Amavisca, illus. by Gusti (May 14, $15.95, ISBN 978-84-17123-59-8); and Today You Can’t Play by Pilar Serrano, illus. by Canizales (Apr. 3, $15.95, ISBN 978-84-17123-46-8), ages 4–8. And Somos Ocho gains Adopting a Dinosaur by José Carlos Andrés, illus. by Ana Sanfelippo (June 25, $16.95, ISBN 978-84-17123-63-5); and What’s That Terrible Growl? by A.H. Benjamin, illus. by Merel Eyckerman (June 4, $15.95, ISBN 978-84-17123-55-0), ages 4–8.

Series in Spanish

Erizo y Conejo (Hedgehog and Rabbit Collection) releases Erizo y Conejo descubren la lluvia (A Rainy Day with Hedgehog and Rabbit) by Pablo Albo, illus. by Gómez (Apr. 30, $14.95, ISBN 978-84-946551-8-0), ages 3–6. Egalité presents Hoy no juegas (Today You Can’t Play) by Pilar Serrano, illus. by Canizales (Apr. 2, $15.95, ISBN 978-84-17123-45-1); and ¡Vivan las uñas de colores! (I Love My Colorful Nails!) by Alicia Acosta and Luis Amavisca, illus. by Gusti (May 14, $15.95, ISBN 978-84-17123-58-1), ages 4–8. And new Somos Ocho offerings are Adoptar un dinosaurio (Adopting a Dinosaur) by José Carlos Andrés, illus. by Ana Sanfelippo (June 25, $16.95, ISBN 978-84-17123-62-8); and ¿Qué es ese ruido? (What’s That Terrible Growl?) by A.H. Benjamin, illus. by Merel Eyckerman (June 4, $15.95, ISBN 978-84-17123-54-3), ages 4–8.


Stonebreaker by Peter Wartman (May 21, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-941250-35-8). In this sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender, Anya continues to explore the streets of the mystical city Noridun. Ages 12–18.


Pride Colors by Robin Stevenson (Mar. 12, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2070-8). Photos illustrate this introduction to the pride flag and the meaning behind its colors. Ages 1–3.

Babies of the Great Bear Rainforest by Ian McAllister (Feb. 26, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2166-8) offers a photographic look at newborn rainforest animals. Ages 2–4.

One Patch of Blue (Mar. 12, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2073-9) and One Yellow Ribbon (Mar. 12, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2076-0) by Marthe Jocelyn. In these wordless tales, a patch of denim and a yellow ribbon transform into other objects. Ages 2–4.

My Love Is for You by Susan Musgrave, illus. by Marilyn Faucher (Mar. 26, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1846-0), interweaves themes of love and the joys of nature. Ages 3–5.

The Invisible Garden by Valerie Picard, illus. by Marianne Ferrer (Apr. 9, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2211-5). A girl’s imagination soars as she explores her grandmother’s garden. Ages 4–7.

The Magic Boat by Kit Pearson and Katherine Farris, illus. by Gabrielle Grimard (Mar. 19, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1432-5). Ellie discovers the power of fantasy after making a new friend on the beach. Ages 4–7.

A Plan for Pops by Heather Smith, illus. by Brooke Kerrigan (Feb. 19, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1614-5). Lou makes a plan to cheer up her grandfather after a fall confines him to a wheelchair. Ages 4–7.

The Silence Slips In by Alison Hughes, illus. by Ninon Pelletier (Mar. 5, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1706-7). A child learns to find comfort in silence when the world becomes too noisy. Ages 4–7.

Through the Elephant’s Door by Helene de Blois, illus. by France Cormier (Apr. 2, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2193-4). When Émile takes his elephant to the museum, a suspicious guard follows them closely. Ages 6–9.

Eight Times Up by John Corr (Apr. 9, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1861-3). After Riley’s mother leaves, his father signs him up for aikido to help him manage his anxiety. Ages 9–12.

How to Become an Accidental Genius by Frieda Wishinsky and Elizabeth MacLeod, illus. by Jenn Playford (Apr. 2, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1676-3), profiles inventors and innovators who have inadvertently changed the world. Ages 9–12.

The Vegetable Museum by Michelle Mulder (Mar. 26, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1679-4). Helping her grandfather in his garden, Chloë learns about her family—and the garden’s likely demise by developers. Ages 9–12.

Trail of Crumbs by Lisa J. Lawrence (Mar. 26, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2121-7). As Greta deals with the confusion and shame of being raped, her father and stepmother abandon her and her twin brother. Ages 13–17.


New World Around Us offerings by Jillian Roberts, illus. by Jane Heinrichs, are On the Internet: Our First Talk About Online Safety (Feb. 19, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2094-4) and On the Playground: Our First Talk About Prejudice (Feb. 19, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2091-3), ages 6–9. And Orca Echoes continues with Badir and the Beaver by Shannon Stewart, illus. by Sabrina Gendron (Apr. 16, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1727-2); Beatrice More and the Perfect Party by Alison Hughes, illus. by Helen Flook (Mar. 19, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1709-8); Lark and the Dessert Disaster by Natasha Deen, illus. by Marcus Cutler (Apr. 2, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2067-8); and Princess Angelica, Part-Time Lion Trainer by Monique Polak, illus. by Jane Heinrichs (Feb. 19, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1547-6), ages 7–9.

Billy Stuart returns in Billy Stuart in the Minotaur’s Lair by Alain M. Bergeron, trans. by Sophie B. Watson, illus. by Sampar (Mar. 12, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1840-8), ages 8–11. Home Sweet Neighborhood: Transforming Cities One Block at a Time by Michelle Mulder (Mar. 19, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1691-6) joins Orca Footprints, ages 9–12. Tank & Fizz return in The Case of the Tentacle Terror by Liam O’Donnell, illus. by Mike Deas (Apr. 16, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1952-8), ages 9–12. Arthur Slade’s vampire series, Amber Fang, debuts with Hunted (Apr. 16, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2269-6), ages 13–17. And Orca Issues continues with I Am a Feminist: Claiming the F-Word in Turbulent Times by Monique Polak (May 7, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1892-7) and My Body My Choice: The Fight for Abortion Rights by Robin Stevenson (May 7, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1712-8), ages 13–17.

Titles in French

Le Bateau Magique (The Magic Boat) by Kit Pearson and Katherine Farris, trans. by Rachel Martinez, illus. by Gabrielle Grimard (Mar. 19, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2324-2); Le silence se glisse près de toi (The Silence Slips In) by Alison Hughes, illus. by Ninon Pelletier (Apr. 2, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2208-5); and Une idée pour Papi (A Plan for Pops) by Heather Smith, trans. by Martinez, illus. by Brooke Kerrigan, (Feb. 19, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2205-4), ages 4–7.


Tiger Walk by Dianne Hofmeyr, illus. by Jesse Hodgson (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-910959-41-1). Inspired by his visit to an art gallery, Tom draws a tiger that springs to life. Ages 4–7.

Travels with My Granny by Juliet Rix, illus. by Christopher Corr (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-910959-34-3). This introduction to old-age confusion and dementia spotlights the rapport between a child and a grandmother. Ages 5–8.

Joseph’s Cradle by Jude Daly (Apr. 1, $17, ISBN 978-1-910959-79-4). When a tree is blown down, Joseph carves a cradle from its trunk for his baby, which is passed along to other newborns through the years. Ages 5–9.

The Wonderful World of Clothes by Emma Damon (Mar. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-910959-17-6) explores the ways people throughout the world dress themselves. Ages 6–9.

Moonstruck! Poems About Our Moon, edited by Roger Stevens, illus. by Ed Boxall (June 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-910959-78-7). New and classic poems celebrate the moon and the 1969 moon landing. Ages 6–10.

Corey’s Rock by Sita Brahmachari, illus. by Jane Ray (Mar. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-910959-97-8). An Orcadian legend helps Isla adjust to her new life on the Orkney Islands after the death of her brother. Ages 9–12.


Bruno and Bella star in The Dance Class (June 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-910959-33-6) and The Scooter (June 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-910959-32-9) by Judy Brown, ages 3–6. And Dance, Dolphin, Dance: A California Ocean Adventure by Patricia MacCarthy (Mar. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-910959-24-4) is a new Wilderness title, ages 3–6.


Love You Head to Toe by Ashley Barron (Mar. 15, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-304-0). Collages compare newborn babies and animals. Ages up to 3.

My Cat Looks Like My Dad by Thao Lam (Apr. 15, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-351-4). This look at nontraditional families showcases similarities and differences among four relatives. Ages 3–7.

Sprout, Seed, Sprout! by Annika Dunklee, illus. by Carey Sookocheff (Mar. 15, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-308-8), showcases the patience it takes one boy to grow an avocado seed into a tree. Ages 3–7.

When You’re Scared by Andrée Poulin, illus. by Joffre Véronique (Mar. 15, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-365-1). This summer story about facing fears is told in the alternating voices of a boy and a bear. Ages 3–7.

Dog vs. Ultra Dog by Troy Wilson, illus. by Clayton Hanmer (Apr. 15, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-318-7). A pet tries to be top dog when pitted against a canine superhero, in this comics-style story. Ages 4–7.

You Are Never Alone by Elin Kelsey, illus. by Soyeon Kim (Apr. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-315-6), explores the ways kids are supported by nature. Ages 4–12.

Little Doctor and the Fearless Beast by Sophie Gilmore (Mar. 15, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-344-6). A doctor of crocodiles stars in this tale about how kids can be fearless and mean creatures can sometimes need help. Ages 5–8.

Camp Average by Craig Battle (Apr. 15, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-305-7). In this series launch, kids arrive at summer camp determined to lose every sports game they play. Ages 8–12.

Killer Style: How Fashion Has Injured, Maimed, and Murdered Through History by Alison Matthews David and Serah-Marie McMahon, illus. by Gillian Wilson (Apr. 15, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-253-1), spotlights harmful fashion innovations. Ages 9–12.


Baby Animals wraps up with Baby Animals with Their Families by Suzi Eszterhas (Mar. 15, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-322-4), ages 3–6.

Page Street Kids

Can I Keep It? by Lisa Jobe (July 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-696-1). A boy who wants to adopt every animal that follows him home learns there is one pet that is just right for him. Ages 4–8.

Dogs and Their People by Anne Lambelet (June 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-689-3). A girl compares dogs and their owners as she makes her way home—and back to her own dog. Ages 4–8.

Lena’s Slippers by Ioana Hobai (June 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-695-4). A ballerina finds a way to overcome her family’s inability to buy her ballet slippers, and to follow her passion. Ages 4–8.

Maria the Matador by Anne Lambelet (Feb. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-656-5). A girl proves she is not to be underestimated when she enters a bullfight. Ages 4–8.

Mr. Sherman’s Cloud by David Habben (Mar. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-655-8). A pessimistic man learns to be optimistic with the help of some children. Ages 4–8.

Night Train: A Journey from Dusk to Dawn by Annie Cronin Romano, illus. by Ileana Soon (Apr. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-657-2). A steam engine travels through the night, traversing various landscapes. Ages 4–8.

Nova the Star Eater by Lindsay Leslie, illus. by John Taesoo Kim (May 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-693-0). When Nova gobbles up the sun, panic erupts around the globe. Ages 4–8.

Pepper and Frannie by Catherine Lazar Odell (Mar. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-660-2). A confident girl helps her cautious best friend learn to skateboard. Ages 4–8.

This Book Is Spineless by Lindsay Leslie, illus. by Alice Brereton (Feb. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-658-9). A self-aware book uses all five senses to try to figure out what genre it belongs to. Ages 4–8.

Her Fearless Run: Kathrine Switzer’s Historic Boston Marathon by Kim Chaffee, illus. by Ellen Rooney (Apr. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-654-1), profiles the first woman to officially run this race. Ages 7–10.

Birth of the Cool: How Jazz Great Miles Davis Found His Sound by Kathleen Cornell Berman, illus. by Keith Henry Brown (May 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-690-9), is an illustrated biography told in free verse. Ages 8–12.

Hector: A Boy, a Protest, and the Photograph That Changed Apartheid by Adrienne Wright (June 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-691-6), is a graphic novel-style account of an apartheid-era protest in South Africa told from the perspective of a boy who lost his life in it. Ages 8–12.

Serena: The Littlest Sister by Karlin Gray, illus. by Monica Ahanonu (May 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-694-7). This biography of Serena Williams focuses on her identity as a youngest sister, and her tennis career. Ages 8–12.

An Affair of Poisons by Addie Thorley (Feb. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-713-5). A remorseful poisoner and a scorned prince band together against the murderous Shadow Society. Ages 14–18.

The Bone Charmer by Breeana Shields (May 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-737-1). In a world where bones are the source of all power, a girl destined to read them must live two lives when one bone fractures. Ages 14–18.

Deposing Nathan by Zack Smedley (May 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-735-7). Forced to testify against his best friend, a teen must come to terms with the true nature of their relationship. Ages 14–18.

The Sound of Drowning by Katherine Fleet (Mar. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-711-1). A girl struggles to protect a secret relationship while grappling with feelings for a new boy. Ages 14–18.

Stealing Home by Becky Wallace (July 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-764-7). A teen determined to run her family’s minor-league baseball team partners with a player to prevent the team’s relocation. Ages 14–18.

Stronger Than a Bronze Dragon by Mary Fan (June 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-733-3). A girl forced into marriage for political reasons teams up with a thief to save her village. Ages 14–18.



Fuzzy Baseball plays on with Ninja Baseball Blast by John Steven Gurney (May 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0008-9), ages 6–10. Ghost Blusters by Stefan Petrucha, illus. by Zazo and Allen Gladfelter (June 25, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0152-9), is a new Hotel Transylvania Graphic Novel, ages 7–11. Loud House continues with Loud and Proud by Loud House Creative (Apr. 30, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0211-3), ages 8–11. And The Only Living Girl introduces The Island at the Edge of Infinity by David Gallaher, illus. by Steve Ellis (Mar. 5, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0202-1), ages 9–12.



Amy’s Diary opens with Space Alien... Almost? (Feb. 19, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0214-4) and The World’s Upside Down (July 30, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-856-3) by Veronique Grisseaux and India Desjardins, illus. by Aynié Laëtitia, ages 10–14. And Monica Adventures continues with Who’s Saying Nasty Things About Me... Online?! by Mauricio de Sousa (July 23, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0324-0), ages 10–14.


Going Down Home with Daddy by Kelly Starling Lyons, illus. by Daniel Minter (Apr. 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-56145-938-4). Lil’ Alan must decide what he can add to his family’s celebration of its history and culture. Ages 4–8.

Madeline Finn and the Shelter Dog by Lisa Papp (Mar. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68263-075-4). A curious girl stars in this tale about an animal shelter. Ages 4–8.

Away with Words: The Daring Story of Isabella Bird by Lori Mortensen, illus. by Kristy Caldwell (Mar. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68263-005-1), profiles the first female member of the Royal Geographic Society. Ages 6–10.

Carter Reads the Newspaper by Deborah Hopkinson, illus. by Don Tate (Feb. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-56145-934-6), is a biography of Carter G. Woodson, the son of former slaves and father of Black History Month. Ages 6–10.

Mr. Penguin and the Lost Treasure by Alex T. Smith (Apr. 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-68263-120-1). A penguin is recruited to track down a museum’s missing treasure before bandits do. Ages 8–12.

Superlative Birds by Leslie Bulion, illus. by Robert Meganck (Mar. 1, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-56145-951-3), introduces denizens of the bird world. Ages 8–12.


King & Kayla star in King & Kayla and the Case of Found Fred by Dori Hillestad Butler, illus. by Nancy Meyers (Mar. 1, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-68263-052-5), ages 7–9. And Charlie Bumpers returns in Charlie Bumpers vs. the End of the Year by Bill Harley, illus. by Adam Gustavson (Apr. 1, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-68263-042-6), ages 7–10.

Series in Spanish

Una guía para niños (About...) offers Sobre los mamíferos (About Mammals) (Feb. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-68263-072-3) and Sobre los pájaros (About Birds) (Feb. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-68263-071-6) by Cathryn Sill, illus. by John Sill, ages 3–7.

Peachtree Petite

Babies in the Park by Kathryn O. Galbraith, illus. by Adela Pons, welcomes Spring Babies (Mar. 1, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-68263-068-6) and Summer Babies (Mar. 1, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-68263-069-3), ages 2–6.



Corduroy is back in Corduroy’s Garden by Don Freeman and Alison Inches, illus. by Allan Eitzen and Freeman (Mar. 19, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9085-1); and Corduroy’s Hike by Freeman and Inches, illus. by Eitzen (Mar. 19, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9087-5), ages 6–8.

Penguin Canada/Penguin Teen

Chicken Girl by Heather T. Smith (Mar. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-14-319868-0). Bullied because of an online photo, Poppy has trouble seeing the good in the world until a girl opens her eyes to the people around her. Ages 12–up.

Penguin Canada/Puffin

Mya’s Strategy to Save the World by Tanya Lloyd Kyi (Apr. 30, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6525-7). Mya could save the world and organize her family—if only she had her own cell phone. Ages 9–12.

Penguin Young Readers Licenses


Fingerlings presents Welcome to Melody Village by Hannah S. Campbell, illus. by Shane L. Johnson (Feb. 19, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9198-8), ages 4–6.


The Hunt for the Mad Wolf’s Daughter by Diane Magras (Mar. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-2929-7). In this companion to The Mad Wolf’s Daughter, Drest contends with the challenges of being a legend. Ages 9–12.

The True History of Lyndie B. Hawkins by Gail Shepherd (Mar. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-525-42845-9) tells of a girl in 1985 Tennessee who loves history and the truth, but her knowledge of her family is full of holes. Ages 9–12.


High Five by Adam Rubin, illus. by Daniel Salmieri (Apr. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-525-42889-3), encourages readers to join a high-five competition. Ages 3–5.

The Little Green Girl by Lisa Anchin (Apr. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-3073-6) centers on a topiary who dreams of exploring the world beyond her garden’s walls. Ages 3–5.

How to Two by David Soman (Mar. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-42784-1). This counting book celebrates inclusive play, friendship, and community. Ages 4–7.

Lubna and Pebble by Wendy Meddour, illus. by Daniel Egnéus (Mar. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55416-5). A girl in a refugee camp performs a powerful act of friendship. Ages 4–7.

Goodbye, Friend! Hello, Friend! by Cori Doerrfeld (July 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55423-3) is a story underscoring the difficulty of change and the wonder that new beginnings can bring. Ages 4–8.

The Little Red Stroller by Joshua Furst, illus. by Katy Wu (Apr. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-2880-1). This tale of a stroller passed from one child to the next highlights the diversity and universality of families. Ages 4–8.

The Night Is Yours by Abdul-Razak Zachariah, illus. by Keturah A. Bobo (July 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55271-0). Amani plays an evening game of hide-and-seek with friends at her apartment complex. Ages 4–8.

Not Your Nest! by Gideon Sterer, illus. by Andrea Tsurumi (Mar. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-2827-6). As she completes her nest, Bird discovers it is already full, and builds a nest big enough for everyone—almost. Ages 4–8.

The Panda Problem by Deborah Underwood, illus. by Hannah Marks (Apr. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-2850-4), offers an ode to what makes a story—and what makes a story great. Ages 4–8.

Papa Put a Man on the Moon by Kristy Dempsey, illus. by Sarah Green (May 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-3074-3). This father-daughter story celebrates a community’s contribution to the historic moon landing. Ages 4–8.

Poetree by Shauna LaVoy Reynolds, illus. by Shahrzad Maydani (Mar. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-53912-1). A girl who writes a poem to a tree is surprised when the tree writes back. Ages 5–8.

Liberty Arrives! by Robert Byrd (May 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-3082-8) reveals how the Statue of Liberty was designed, created, transported, and erected in New York City. Ages 6–9.

The Unbelievable Oliver and the Four Jokers by Pseudonymous Bosch, illus. by Shane Pangburn (May 14, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55232-1), debuts a series starring an aspiring magician with stage fright. Ages 7–9.

I Am a Wolf by Kelly Leigh Miller (May 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55329-8). A grumpy dog at a shelter who insists she is a wolf finds a home with a girl who sees past her prickly personality. Ages 8–12.

How It Feels to Float by Helena Fox (May 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55429-5) is a debut novel about love and grief, family and friendship, and living with mental illness. Ages 14–18.

This Book Is Not Yet Rated by Peter Bognanni (Apr. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-2807-8). Teenage colleagues at a crumbling theater learn that fighting for what you love doesn’t always turn out like in the movies. Ages 14–18.


Ordinary People Change the World welcomes I Am Kind: A Little Book About Abraham Lincoln (May 14, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55295-6) and I Am Unstoppable: A Little Book about Amelia Earhart (May 14, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55293-2) by Brad Meltzer, illus. by Christopher Eliopoulos, ages 2–5; and I Am Billie Jean King by Meltzer, illus. by Eliopoulos (Feb. 5, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-2874-0), ages 4–7. Samantha Cotterill’s Little Senses presents Nope! Never! Not for Me! (June 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55344-1) and This Beach Is Loud! (June 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55345-8), ages 3–7. And Bea Garcia returns in The Tree and Me by Deborah Zemke (May 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-2941-9), ages 6–9.


The Line Tender by Kate Allen (Apr. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-3160-3). To lift the cloud of grief over her family and community, Lucy must complete the research begun by her late mother, a marine biologist. Ages 10–18.

The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe by Ally Condie (Mar. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-525-42645-5). The young captain of a mining ship tries to move beyond her sorrow and anger and find the strength to chart her own course. Ages 12–18.


Unicorn Rescue Society welcomes The Chupacabras of the Río Grande by Adam Gidwitz and David Bowles, illus. by Hatem Aly (Apr. 16, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-3179-5), ages 8–12.

Penguin/Grosset & Dunlap

Preschool, Here I Come! by David J. Steinberg, illus. by John Joven (July 2, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9052-3). The author of Kindergarten, Here I Come! offers poems for preschoolers. Ages 3–5.


Adam Hargreaves’s Molly Mischief starts up with My Perfect Pet (Feb. 12, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8802-5), Molly Mischief Saves the World! (Feb. 12, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8804-9), and My Best Job (June 11, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8806-3), ages 4–8.


Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry, illus. by Vashti Harrison (May 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55336-6). When her mother is away, Zuri’s father steps in to deal with her independent-minded hair. Ages 4–8.

My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero, illus. by Zeke Peña (May 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55341-0), spotlights the love between a father and a daughter and their changing immigrant neighborhood. Ages 4–8.

Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay (June 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55491-2). In this novel of faith, family, and identity, a Filipino-American boy goes to the Phillipines to investigate his cousin’s murder. Ages 14–18.

Title in Spanish

Mi oapi tiene una motocicleta (My Papi Has a Motorcycle) by Isabel Quintero, illus. by Zeke Peña (May 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55494-3), ages 4–8.


You’re Missing It! by Brady Smith and Tiffani Thiessen (Apr. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51442-8). A busy couple stars in this cautionary tale about the dangers of being glued to one’s phone. Ages 3–5.

Daniel’s Good Day by Micha Archer (May 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-54672-3). In this companion to Daniel Finds a Poem, the title character finds the poetry in everyday neighborhood happenings. Ages 3–6.

The King of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes, illus. by Vanessa Brantley-Newton (July 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-4074-0). A confident boy takes pride in acing his first day of kindergarten. Ages 3–6.

The Peculiar Pig by Joy Steuerwald (June 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-54887-1). A puppy learns that it’s just fine to be different from her piglet siblings. Ages 3–6.

Baby Dragon, Baby Dragon! by Melissa Marr, illus. by Lena Podesta (Mar. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-17525-1). A dauntless girl and a hyperactive dragon forge a friendship. Ages 4–7.

The Home Builders by Varsha Bajaj, illus. by Simona Mulazzani (Feb. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16685-3). Woodland creatures make their homes and prepare for their young. Ages 4–7.

Spend It! by Cinders McLeod (Mar. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-54446-0). In this introduction to simple money concepts, a bunny learns he can’t buy everything he wants with his allowance. Ages 4–7.

The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman (Feb. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-3811-2). Two runaway sisters form a family of sorts with two homeless boys in the streets of Chennai. Ages 8–12.

Shouting at the Rain by Lynda Mullaly Hunt (May 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-17515-2). Delsie, a weather observer who lives with her grandmother, faces friend issues but finds solace in supportive neighbors. Ages 10–18.

Penguin/Penguin Workshop

My Best Friend Is a Unicorn by Rachael McLean (June 25, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09363-4). A girl spends a day with her unicorn friend, who turns reading into a magical experience. Ages 2–5.

I Can Only Draw Worms by Will Mabbitt (Mar. 19, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8822-3). Part counting book, part introduction to worms, this silly story features neon colors. Ages 3–5.

Mr. Boddington’s Studio: NYC ABCs by Mr. Boddington’s Studio (May 21, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9203-9) pairs letters of the alphabet with illustrations of New York City. Ages 3–5.

The New Neighbors by Sarah McIntyre (Feb. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8996-1). Bunnies are thrilled when rats move into their apartment, but what do the other neighbors think? Ages 3–7.

Animalicious: A Quirky ABC Book by Anna Dewdney and Reed Duncan, illus. by Claudia Boldt (Apr. 30, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9205-3). Imaginary animals represent alphabet letters. Ages 4–6.

I Will Race You Through This Book! by Jonathan Fenske (June 18, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9195-7). Book-It Bunny has tricks up her sleeve as she races readers to the end of the story. Ages 4–8.

Raise Your Hand by Alice Paul Tapper, illus. by Marta Kissi (Mar. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9120-9). This 11-year-old author took action when she noticed that the girls in her class weren’t participating as much as the boys. Ages 4–8.

Birthday on Mars! by Sara Schonfeld; illus. by Andrew J. Ross (June 4, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9122-3), tours Mars with NASA’s rover robot. Ages 5–8.

Mean by Justin Sayre (May 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8795-0). In this novel set in the same world as Sayre’s Husky and Pretty, Ellen learns that being honest is the only weapon she can rely on. Ages 10–18.

Life Sucks: How to Deal with the Way Life Is, Was, and Will Always Be Unfair by Michael Bennett and Sarah Bennett, illus. by Bridget Gibson (Apr. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8790-5). These father-daughter authors advise teens on dealing with fake friends, annoying parents, and other pitfalls of the high school years. Ages 12–18.


Flubby stars in Flubby Is Not a Good Pet! (Apr. 23, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8776-9) and Flubby Will Not Play with That (Apr. 23, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8778-3) by J.E. Morris, ages 4–8. Arnold and Louise return in Happy Fell by Erica S. Perl, illus. by Chris Chatterton (May 21, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9045-5), ages 6–8. Jada Jones welcomes Dancing Queen by Kelly Starling Lyons, illus. by Nneka Myers (June 25, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9058-5), ages 6–8. Princess Pulverizer is back in The Dragon’s Tale by Nancy Krulik, illus. by Justin Rodrigues (May 14, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9154-4), ages 7–9. And joining What Is the Story Of? are What Is the Story of Hello Kitty? by Kirsten Anderson, illus. by Jill Weber (Apr. 16, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8839-1); and What Is the Story of Scooby-Doo? by M.D. Payne, illus. by Andrew Thomson (Apr. 16, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8824-7), ages 8–11.

New What Was? titles are What Is NASA? by Sarah Fabiny, illus. by Ted Hammond (May 7, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8603-8); What Is the Stanley Cup? by Gail Herman, illus. by Gregory Copeland (Mar. 12, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8647-2); and What Was Stonewall? by Nico Medina, illus. by Jake Murray (Mar. 12, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8600-7), ages 8–11; and What Was the Vietnam War? by Jim O’Connor, illus. by Tim Foley (May 7, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8977-0), ages 8–12. And Where Is? offers Where Is the Kremlin? by Deborah Hopkinson, illus. by Dede Putra (May 21, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8974-9), ages 8–11; and Where Is Broadway? by Douglas Yacka and Francesco Sedita, illus. by John Hinderliter (May 21, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8650-2), ages 8–12.

Who Was? welcomes Who Was H.J. Heinz? by Michael Burgan, illus. by Stephen Marchesi (Apr. 2, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48865-3); and Who Was Norman Rockwell? by Sarah Fabiny, illus. by Gregory Copeland (Apr. 2, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48864-6), ages 8–11; and Who Is Michael Jordan? by Kirsten Anderson, illus. by Dede Putra (Feb. 5, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-451-53245-9), Who Was Che Guevara? by Ellen Labrecque, illus. by Jerry Hoare (June 4, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-399-54401-9), Who Was P.T. Barnum? by Anderson, illus. by Marchesi (June 4, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48848-6), and Who Was Stephen Hawking? by Jim E. Gigliotti, illus. by Copeland (June 4, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-451-53248-0), ages 8–12. Mightier Than the Sword continues with The Edge of the Word by Drew Callander and Alana Harrison, illus. by Ryan Andrews (June 11, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8510-9), ages 10–18. And Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal picks up Flames of the Dark Crystal by J.M. Lee, illus. by Cory Godbey (June 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-53987-9), ages 12–17.


An ABC of Flowers by Jutta Hilpuesch (Apr. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51785-6). Photos and illustrations of flowers adorn this alphabet book. Ages 2–5.

Two Brothers, One Tail by Richard T. Morris, illus. by Jay Fleck (June 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-4085-6). This rhyming tale showcases the love between a boy and his dog. Ages 3–7.

A Father’s Love by Hannah Holt, illus. by Yee Von Chan (Apr. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51420-6), celebrates colors and the love that animal fathers and their offspring share. Ages 4–7.

Marigold Finds the Magic Words: A Please and Thank You Story! by Mike Malbrough (Mar. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-3743-6). Birds crash the birthday party of the feline star of Marigold Bakes a Cake. Ages 4–7.

The Cat Who Lived with Anne Frank by David Lee Miller and Steven Jay Rubin, illus. by Elizabeth Baddeley (Feb. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-4150-1), is told through the eyes of Mouschi the cat, who goes with his boy, Peter, to a secret annex where he meets a girl named Anne. Ages 5–8.

Far Away by Lisa Graff (Mar. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-3859-4). This novel about loss and family secrets explores the lengths we go to protect those we love. Ages 8–12.

The Girl Who Sailed the Stars by Matilda Woods, illus. by Anuska Allepuz (June 25, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51524-1). In this follow-up to The Boy, the Bird & the Coffin Maker, Oona stows away on her father’s ship to prove that she can do anything a boy can do. Ages 8–12.

Disaster Strikes! The Most Dangerous Space Missions of All Time by Jeffrey Kluger (May 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-984812-75-9) chronicles 12 failed space missions. Ages 9–12.

The Virtue of Sin by Shannon Schuren (June 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51654-5). In New Jerusalem, a matrimonial ceremony gone awry leaves Miriam with someone other than the boy she loves. Ages 12–18.


Addison Cooke returns in Addison Cooke and the Ring of Destiny by Jonathan W. Stokes (July 16, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-17379-0), ages 8–12. What’s the Big Deal About gains What’s the Big Deal About Americans by Ruby Shamir, illus. by Matt Faulkner (June 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-3803-7), ages 8–12. And Alex Rider is back in Secret Weapon by Anthony Horowitz (May 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-3933-1), ages 10–18.


Up, Up, Up, Down! by Kimberly Gee (May 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51733-7). Opposites pop up throughout an energetic boy’s day with his father. Ages up to 3.

Moon Babies by Karen Jameson, illus. by Amy Hevron (July 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51481-7), tells of baby moons growing up in a celestial nursery. Ages 3–5.

What Kind of Car Does a T. Rex Drive? by Mark Lee, illus. by Brian Biggs (May 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-4123-5). Two kids help Uncle Otto select the right cars for dinosaurs who show up at his car lot. Ages 3–7.

Camp Tiger by Susan Choi, illus. by John Rocco (May 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-17329-5). On a family camping trip, a boy is encouraged to do things on his own—and a tiger appears in the woods. Ages 4–6.

Max Explains Everything: Soccer Expert by Stacy McAnulty, illus. by Deborah Hocking (Feb. 19, $16.99, ISBN 8-1-101-99640-9). The star of Max Explains Everything: Grocery Store Expert shares more of his expertise. Ages 4–7.

Ten Rules of the Birthday Wish by Beth Ferry, illus. by Tom Lichtenheld (Feb. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-4154-9). Rule #1 for making a birthday wish? It must be your birthday! Ages 4–7.

Elbert, the Curious Clock Tower Bear by Andrew Prahin (Mar. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51398-8). An inquisitive mechanical bear in a clock tower discovers the wonders of the world around him. Ages 5–8.

Exploring According to Og the Frog by Betty G. Birney (July 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-3997-3). In this companion to Trouble According to Humphrey, class pet Og helps the kids of Room 26. Ages 8–12.

Nadya Skylung and the Masked Kidnapper by Jeff Seymour, illus. by Brett Helquist (June 25, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-3868-6). Nadya confronts a kidnapper, in the sequel to Nadya Skylung and the Cloudship Rescue. Ages 8–12.

My Corner of the Ring by Jesselyn Silva (June 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51840-2). In this memoir, 12-year-old Silva, a boxer and Olympic hopeful, charts her journey through a male-dominated sport. Ages 10–18.

The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante (June 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51402-2). In order to remain in the U.S. after entering illegally, a girl agrees to be a Grief Keeper, one who absorbs another’s sorrow. Ages 12–18.

Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan (Apr. 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51625-5). In this coming-of-age queer romance, teens working at an amusement park find love in unexpected places. Ages 12–18.

Wicked Fox by Kat Cho (June 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-984812-34-6). A nine-tailed fox who eats human souls to survive is at the center of this fantasy-romance set in modern-day Seoul. Ages 12–18.

When the Ground Is Hard by Malla Nunn (June 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51557-9). At a Swaziland boarding school, two girls of different castes bond over a shared copy of Jane Eyre. Ages 13–17.

Testimony from Your Perfect Girl by Kaui Hart Hemmings (May 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-17361-5). In this YA novel by the author of The Descendants, after Annie’s father is accused of a crime, she pretends to be someone else and risks exposing family secrets. Ages 14–18.


Epic Series of Failures continues with The Curse of Greg by Chris Rylander (June 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-3975-1), ages 8–12. Fenway and Hattie reappear in Fenway and Hattie in the Wild by Victoria J. Coe (May 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-984812-50-6), ages 8–12. Heartseeker wraps up with Riverbound by Melinda Beatty (June 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-4003-0), ages 8–12. All for One concludes the Alex & Eliza trilogy by Melissa de la Cruz (Apr. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51588-3), ages 12–18. And Royals greets Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins (May 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-3826-6), ages 12–18.


We Walked the Sky by Lisa Fielder (July 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-451-48080-4) centers on two teens: Victoria, who joins the circus in 1965, and her granddaughter Callie, who leaves the circus 50 years later. Ages 12–18.

When the Sky Fell on Splendor by Emily Henry (Mar. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-451-48071-2). Friends in a small Ohio town find themselves dealing with unexpected powers after a steel mill explosion. Ages 13–17.

The Haunted by Danielle Vega (June 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-451-48146-7). A teen discovers that her new house is haunted, in this novel about dark family secrets, deep-seated vengeance, and lurking evil. Ages 14–18.


Just For Me by Jennifer Hansen Rolli (July 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984835-27-7). In this tale about sharing, Ruby learns that having a friend is better than having everything to herself. Ages 2–5.

Ox-Cart Man (40th Anniversary Edition) by Donald Hall, illus. by Barbara Cooney (Mar. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-451-48127-6). This anniversary edition includes a foreword by Anita Silvey. Ages 2–5.

Stop! Bot! by James Yang (July 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-425-28881-8). In this companion to Stop! Bot!, a boy’s new bot floats away and the wacky residents of an apartment building try to rescue it. Ages 2–5.

Just Like My Brother by Gianna Marino (Apr. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-425-29060-6). A young African giraffe who admires her big brother learns that she is more like him than she realized. Ages 3–5.

Carl and the Meaning of Life by Deborah Freedman (Apr. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-451-47498-8). An earthworm on a quest to discover the meaning of life meets forest animals who seem to have the answer. Ages 4–7.

Good Dad Diego by Brenna Maloney (Apr. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-451-48126-9). In this photographic celebration of fatherhood, a pug shows what it takes to be a good father. Ages 4–7.

The Happy Book by Andy Rash (Feb. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-451-47125-3). This tale about feelings reveals that being a good friend involves supporting each other and sharing emotions. Ages 4–7.

I’m Trying to Love Math by Bethany Barton (July 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-451-48090-3) demonstrates how math is used in surprising ways and is crucial to our lives. Ages 4–8.

Let’s Have a Dog Party by Mikela Prevost (Mar. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-451-48117-7). A dog throws her best friend a birthday party, in this tale encouraging empathy and good listening. Ages 4–8.

All the Greys on Greene Street by Laura Tucker (June 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-451-47953-2). When her mother becomes catatonic after her father flees to France, Olympia solves the mystery behind his departure. Ages 8–12.

Poison in the Colony: James Town 1622 by Elisa Carbone (Mar. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-425-29183-2). This companion to Blood on the River: James Town 1607 follows Virginia’s journey of self-realization. Ages 8–12.

Viral: The Fight Against AIDS in America by Ann Bausum (June 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-425-28720-0) chronicles the story of the AIDS crisis in this country. Ages 8–12.

President of Poplar Lane by Margaret Mincks (Feb. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-425-29093-4). The Poplar Kids take over their middle school, in this sequel to Payback on Poplar Lane. Ages 9–12.

Tooth and Claw: The Dinosaur Wars of Cope and Marsh by Deborah Noyes (Apr. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-425-28984-6) tells how scientists Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh competed to uncover fossils in the Wild West. Ages 10–13.

Zenobia July by Lisa Bunker (May 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-451-47940-2). A trans girl solves a cyber mystery and adjusts to her new life, family, and school. Ages 10–18.

Girl Gone Viral by Arvin Ahmadi (May 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-425-28990-7). A coder enters a competition run by a virtual reality platform, hoping to learn the truth behind her father’s disappearance. Ages 12–18.

If I’m Being Honest by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka (Apr. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-451-48109-2). In this follow-up to Always Never Yours, queen bee Cameron decides to right her past wrongs. Ages 12–18.

When I Was Summer by J.B. Howard (Apr. 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-451-48020-0). When Nora learns of three women who could be her biological mother, she tracks each down while touring with her band. Ages 12–18.

The Art of Breaking Things by Laura Sibson (June 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-451-48111-5). After the man who abused her years ago comes back into her life, an aspiring artist strives to protect those she loves. Ages 14–18.


Joining Warren & Dragon by Ariel Bernstein, illus. by Mike Malbrough, are Volcano Deluxe (Apr. 2, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-451-48102-3) and Scary Sleepover (June 25, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-451-48105-4), ages 4–8. Witches of Benevento continues with The Secret Janara by John Bemelmans Marciano, illus. by Sophie Blackall (May 28, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-425-29154-2), ages 8–10. Last Kids on Earth star in Last Kids on Earth Survival Guide by Max Brallier (May 7, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-984835-40-6), ages 8–12. And Sea Sirens by Amy Chu, illus. by Janet K. Lee (June 11, $20.99, ISBN 978-0-451-48016-3), is a new Trot & Cap’n Bill Adventure, ages 8–12.



Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit stars in Where Is Peter Rabbit? A Lift-the-Flap Book (June 25, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-241-35876-4), ages 3–5; and I Love You, Mommy (Mar. 12, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-241-35506-0), ages 3–7. And Eric Hill’s Spot returns in Find Spot at the Wildlife Park: A Lift-the-Flap Book (Mar. 5, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-14-137743-8), My Big Book of Spot: A Book of Numbers, Shapes, and Colors (June 25, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-241-37337-8), and Spot Goes to the Beach (May 7, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-241-35182-6), ages 3–5.

Penguin/World of Eric Carle


World of Eric Carle welcomes Carle’s Calm with the Very Hungry Caterpillar (Apr. 9, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9218-3), ages 3–5; and Eric Carle’s Book of Many Things (Feb. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8867-4) and Happy Birthday from the Very Hungry Caterpillar (Feb. 5, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9082-0), ages 3–7.

Penny Candy

Henry the Boy by Molly Felder, illus. by Nate Christopherson and Tara Sweeney (Apr. 2, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-9996584-0-6). Though he uses mobility aids, Henry learns he is not so different from others. Ages 5–9.

Luca’s Bridge/El puente de Luca by Mariana Llanos, illus. by Anna López Real (Apr. 16, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-9987999-5-7). A boy comes to terms with his family’s deportation from the U.S. to Mexico. Ages 5–9.

The Yellow Suitcase by Meera Sriram, illus. by Meera Sethi (Mar. 12, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-9996584-1-3). A girl visits India for her grandmother’s funeral with a suitcase that carries memories for them both. Ages 6–10.

Be/Hold: A Friendship Book by Shira Erlichman (May 7, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-9996584-2-0) offers a story of friendship built around the author’s love of compound words. Ages 6–11.

Hedy and Her Amazing Invention by Jan Wahl, illus. by Morgana Wallace (Feb. 5, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-9987-9999-5), explains how actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr defied narrow-minded expectations. Ages 7–11.

Peter Pauper

Little Things by Nick Dyer, illus. by Kelly Pousette (Mar. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4413-2859-5). A girl realizes that the littlest things can have the biggest impact on her life and on the lives of others. Ages 3–8.

The Sketchbook by Julia Seal (Mar. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4413-2937-0). A gust of wind helps a shy artist who speaks through her work to find her voice and connect with peers. Ages 3–8.


Side by Side: A Celebration of Dads by Chris Raschka (Mar. 11, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-7148-7866-9) offers a playful ode to the father-child relationship. Ages 3–5.

Jackson Pollock Splashed Paint and Wasn’t Sorry by Fausto Gilberti (June 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7148-7908-6) launches a series of picture-book biographies of contemporary artists. Ages 4–7.

Lenny the Lobster Can’t Stay for Dinner by Finn and Michael Buckley, illus. by Catherine Meurisse (Apr. 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-7148-7864-5), is a choose-your-own ending tale of a lobster at a fateful dinner party. Ages 4–7.

Book of Flight: 10 Record-Breaking Animals with Wings by Gabrielle Balkan, illus. by Sam Brewster (May 27, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-7148-7863-8), portrays world-records of animal flight. Ages 5–8.

Emile by Tomi Ungerer (Feb. 11, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-7148-4973-7) brings this story of a brave octopus back into print. Ages 5–8.

United Tastes of America: An Atlas of Food Facts & Recipes from Every State by Gabrielle Langholtz, illus. by Jenny Bowers, photos by DL Acken (Apr. 22, $29.95, ISBN 978-0-7148-7862-1), explores our country’s culinary culture. Ages 7–10.


My Art Book of... issues My Art Book of Sleep by Shana Gozansky (Apr. 22, board book, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-7148-7865-2), ages 2–4.

Phoenix International/Cardinal


Fables and Folktales presents Dad and I Turn into Mice by Mei Zihan, illus. by Bu Jiamei (Apr. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-64074-055-6); The Girl and the Goat by Wang Yimei (Apr. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-64074-050-1) and The Snowman’s Secret by Jin Bo (Apr. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-64074-048-8), both illus. by Gui Tuzi; The Little Fire Dragon by Bing Bo, illus. by Wu Bo (Apr. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-64074-053-2); Little Snail Applauds (Apr. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-64074-052-5) and Zambi Zebra’s Stripes (Apr. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-64074-051-8) by Qi Zhi, illus. by Cheng Yue; Nod and Amy by Chen Zexin (Apr. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-64074-054-9); and Tiger Roars by Wang Zumin, illus. by Wang Ying (Apr. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-64074-049-5), ages 4–8.

Phoenix International/PI Kids

Potty Like a Superhero by Emily Skwish, illus. by Alex Willmore (May 15th, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-4540-7). A band of superheroes leads the way to the toilet. Ages 1–3.

Mom and Me, Sweet as Can Bee! by Emily Skwish, illus. by Pamela Seatter (Apr. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-4535-3). Bees star in this book spotlighting the mother-child bond. Ages 2–5.

You Are on Your Way, Hooray! by Emily Skwish, illus. by Gillian Flint (Apr. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-4532-2), celebrates the joy of graduating to new opportunities. Ages 2-5.


Brain Games for Babies issues Apples and Oranges by Kathy Broderick (July 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-4651-0) and Fingers and Toes by Emily Skwish (July 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-4652-7), ages up to 2. What Do You See? welcomes Disney Baby Best Friends by Derek Harmening (Feb. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-4332-8), ages up to 2. New Little Music Note 6-Button titles are Disney Princess: Princess Songs Around the World by Skwish (May 1, board book, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-4600-8) and Mickey and Friends: Sing, Dance, Play! by Harmening (June 15, board book, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-4638-1), ages 1–3. And joining Look and Find are The Secret Life of Pets 2 (May 30, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-4564-3) and Toy Story: The Collection (May 7, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-4355-7), both adapted by Erin Rose Wage, ages 4–8.


When Spring Comes to the DMZ by Uk-Bae Lee (Mar. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-87486-972-9) is a picture book that presents Korea’s demilitarized zone, now an accidental nature preserve, through the eyes of a former resident. Ages 4–7.


Be Brave, Be Brave, Be Brave by F. Anthony Falcon, illus. by Trisha Mason (May 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-57687-914-6). In this tale based on a true story, a Native-American man contemplates what lessons he will pass on to his newborn. Ages 3–7.

While Grandpa Naps by Naomi Danis, illus. by Junghwa Park (Apr. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-57687-909-2). Gilbert spends a summer afternoon diligently shooing flies away from his sleeping grandfather. Ages 3–7.

The Fruits of Your Labor by Andrew Tobin (Apr. 9, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-57687-907-8) portrays the growth of a baby in the womb in relation to the size of fruits and vegetables. Ages 5–17.

Premio & Gozo


Mini-Mysteries for Minors issues It Came from Under the High Chair: A Mystery by Karl Beckstrand, illus. by Jeremy Higginbotham (Feb. 18, $26.55, ISBN 978-1-73206-966-4), ages 4–7.


Cat and Mouse by Britta Teckentrup (Mar. 19, board book, $14.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7374-4). A cat chases a mouse through a house as readers learn about prepositions. Ages 1–3.

The Song of Spring by Hendrik Jonas (Mar. 19, $12.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7379-9). In this tale of friendship, forest animals help a bird remember what sound birds make. Ages 2–5.

Who Is Afraid of Little Wolf? by Yayo Kawamura (Apr. 16, board book, $12.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7381-2). A wolf searches for an animal who isn’t too scared of wolves to play with him. Ages 2–5.

My City by Joanne Liu (Apr. 16, $14.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7377-5). A boy on a mission to send a letter explores the city, looking for a mailbox. Ages 3–5.

New York Day & Night by Aurélie Pollet, illus. by Vincent Bergier (Mar. 19, $16.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7378-2), offers an imaginative look at New York City in the light and in the dark. Ages 3–6.

(Extra) Ordinary People by Mikel Casal (Mar. 19, $16.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7383-6). A child wandering through his town discovers what makes each resident unique and extraordinary. Ages 5–8.

A Brief History of Life on Earth by Clémence DuPont (Mar. 19, $24.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7373-7) examines the major geological periods of Earth’s evolution. Ages 6–9.

My Little Book of Big Questions by Britta Teckentrup (Apr. 9, $19.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7376-8) invites young readers to consider questions such as, “What will my life be like?” Ages 6–9.

Wilderness: Earth’s Amazing Habitats by Mia Cassany, illus. by Marcos Navarro (Apr. 16, $19.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7372-0), presents animals hidden in various landscapes, plus facts about habitats and wildlife. Ages 6–9.

Princeton Architectural Press

The Quiet Crocodile Goes to the Beach by Natacha Andriamirado, illus. by Delphine Renon (Apr. 2, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61689-801-4). Fossil and his pals enjoy the beach, in this companion to The Quiet Crocodile. Ages 2–4.

My Island by Stéphanie Demasse-Pottier, illus. by Seng Soun Ratanavanh (Apr. 2, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61689-813-7). A girl imagines spending time on a magical island populated by thousands of birds. Ages 3–5.

Otto and Pio by Marianne Dubuc (Mar. 19, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61689-760-4). A furry creature appears at a squirrel’s treehouse, in this tale of finding unexpected friendship and family. Ages 3–7.

Printers Row


Thomas the Tank Engine returns in My First Thomas: All Aboard Animals! by Maggie Fischer, illus. by Nigel Chilvers (Feb. 5, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4265-1), ages up to 2. Elmo’s Lift and Slide ABC by Autumn B. Heath (Feb. 26, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4242-2) joins Sesame Street, ages up to 2. Carry Along Play Books issues Disney Mickey Mouse: Let’s Explore Outdoors by Fischer, illus. by Fabrizio Petrossi (Apr. 30, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4233-0), ages 3–5. Disney: The Lion King by Studio Fun International (June 11, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4439-6) is a new Disney Classic 8 x 8, ages 3–5. Disney Junior Mickey Mouse offers Mickey’s Day Out by Susan Amerikaner (Mar. 26, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4298-9), ages 3–5. Timon and Pumbaa’s Pride Lands Safari by Courtney Acampora (June 11, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4294-1) is a new Disney the Lion King tie-in, ages 3–5. And Disney Puppy Dog Pals are back in Wags & Gags by Maggie Fischer, illus. by Adam Devaney (Apr. 30, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4304-7), ages 3–5.

Fisher-Price Little People return in Easter Is Here! by Matt Mitter (Feb. 5, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4332-0), ages 3–5. Googly Eyes gains Disney Aladdin of Agrabah by Sally Little (Apr. 16, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4256-9), ages 3–5. Guess Who adds Disney/Pixar Toy Story 4: Woody Takes the Reins by Joann Padgett (May 21, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4252-1), ages 3–5. Hidden Stories presents Disney Vampirina: Vamping Trip, illus. by Adam Devaney (Feb. 19, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4247-7), ages 3–5. And new Magnetic Hardcovers are Disney Fancy Nancy Fun & Fantastique!, adapted by Sally Little (May 28, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4295-8), Disney the Lion King by Maggie Fischer (June 11, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4306-1), Disney/Pixar Toy Story 4, adapted by JoAnn Padgett (May 21, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4251-4), and DreamWorks Trolls: All Around Troll Village by Courtney Acampora (May 14, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4039-8), ages 3–5.

Disney Princess Royal Adventures by Studio Fun International (Mar. 12, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4303-0) is a new Magnetic Playset, ages 3–5. Movie Theater Storybooks releases Disney the Lion King Movie Theater by Maggie Fischer (June 11, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4346-7) and Disney/Pixar Toy Story Movie Theater by Erik Schmudde (May 21, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4250-7), ages 3–5. Paw Patrol greets Happy Tails! by Fischer, illus. by Mike Jackson (May 21, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4309-2), ages 3–5. Joining Search and Find are Star Wars Search and Find, Vol. 1 (Apr. 9, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4376-4) and Vol. 2 (May 28, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4385-6), illus. by Art Mawhinney, ages 3–5. And Disney the Lion King: Roar of the Pride Lands by Fischer, illus. by Jackson (June 11, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4279-8), is a new Sliding Tab book, ages 3–5.

Sunny Day stars in Time to Style! by Courtney Acampora, illus. by Miranda Yeo (June 11, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4311-5); and Sunny Style by Marilynn James (Mar. 19, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4266-8), ages 3–5. Easter Ornament Books offers The Story of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, illus. by Lisa McCue (Feb. 5, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4227-9), ages 3–6. Joining ASPCA P.A.W. Pals are Chance’s Choice (May 7, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4108-1) and One Wordy Bird (May 7, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4109-8) by Brenda Scott Royce, illus. by Colleen Madden, ages 6–8. And Collector’s Guides issues Hasbro Lost Kitties Collector’s Guide by Maggie Fischer (May 7, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4386-3), ages 6–8.

Disney Die-Cut Classics adds 11 titles by Studio Fun International, including Disney 101 Dalmatians (May 14, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4374-0), Disney Bambi (May 14, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4372-6), Disney Mickey Mouse Adventures (May 14, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4368-9), and Disney The Lion King (June 11, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4347-4), ages 6–8. New Hasbro Lost Kitties, Level 3 titles by Maggie Fischer are Squad Goals: #Adorbs (May 21, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4418-1) and Squad Goals: #Nomz (May 21, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4430-3), ages 6–8. And Star Wars Deluxe gains Where’s the Wookiee? by Katrina Pallant, illus. by Ulises Farinas (Apr. 2, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4366-5), ages 6–8.

Printers Row/Silver Dolphin

Colors by Emily Bolam (Feb. 12, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-358-2). Embossed pictures introduce colors. Ages up to 2.

Goodnight Sleepyheads by Maggie Fischer, illus. by Dan Taylor (May 7, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-612-5), showcases dreamscapes featuring pirates, spaceships, and dinosaurs. Ages up to 2.

The Very Busy Farm by Nicola Grant, illus. by Tim Warnes (Feb. 12, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-507-4). A piglet explores a farm, in this padded board book. Ages up to 2.

Hugless Douglas and the Big Sleepover by David Melling (June 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-376-6). Douglas the bear goes to a very crowded sleepover at Rabbit’s house. Ages 3–5.

Discovery Shark Guidebook (June 18, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-818-1). This behind-the-scenes look at Discovery Channel’s Shark Week includes a shark figurine. Ages 6–8.


Hide & Peek welcomes Hide & Peek Animals by Kaitlyn DiPerna, illus. by Giusi Capizzi (Feb. 12, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-529-6), ages up to 2. My First introduces My First Colors and Shapes by Aino-Maija Metsola (Feb. 5, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-62686-970-7), ages up to 2. Story of chimes in with Story of Rap (May 7, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-508-1) and Story of Rock (May 7, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-509-8), illus. by Lindsey Sagar, ages up to 2. New Wild Bios by Courtney Acampora and Maggie Fischer are Amelia Harehart (May 7, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-654-5), illus. by Bonnie Pang; and William Sheepspeare (Apr. 9, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-619-4), illus. by Benedetta Capriotti, ages up to 2. And 10-Button Sound Books welcomes Discovery: Baby Farm Animals! by Thea Feldman (June 25, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-694-1), ages 3–5.

Margaret Wise Brown Classics offers 14 titles, including All the Families, illus. by Gabriel Alborozo (Mar. 19, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-751-1); Be Brave, Little Tiger!, illus. by Jean Claude (Mar. 19, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-744-3); A Song for All Seasons, illus. by Charlotte Cooke (May 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-765-8); and Walk with Me, illus. by Olivia Chin Mueller (Mar. 19, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-748-1), ages 3–5. My First Search and Find locates Dinosaurs (June 18, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-597-5) and Things That Go (June 18, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-598-2), both illus. by Neiko Ng, ages 3–5. And Smithsonian Leveled Readers launches Apollo 11: Mission to the Moon, Level 2 by Courtney Acampora (May 14, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-655-2), ages 3–5.

Smithsonian Adventures in Science blasts off into Space by Acampora (May 14, paper, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-601-9), ages 6–8. Eyes on views Eyes on Dogs by Maggie Fischer (Mar. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-314-8) and Eyes on Insects by Ruth Strother (May 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-315-5), ages 6–8. Rabbit & Bear return in The Pest in the Nest by Julian Gough, illus. by Jim Field (May 21, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-589-0), ages 6–8. The Magnificent Book of series gains Magnificent Book of Reptiles and Amphibians by Tom Jackson, illus. by Mat Edwards (Mar. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-297-4), ages 8–12. Ocean Treasures by Emily Rose Oachs (June 4, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-320-9), joins Smithsonian Dig It, ages 8–12. And Uncover issues Uncover a Shark by David George Gordon, illus. by Davide Bonadonna and Christian Kitzmüller (May 28, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-550-0), ages 8–12.



Pamela Brown’s Blue Door, starring seven young British thespians, debuts with The Swish of the Curtain (Mar. 12, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-78269-185-3), Maddy Alone (May 14, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-78269-187-7), Golden Pavements (June 25, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-78269-189-1), and Blue Door Venture (July 23, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-78269-191-4), ages 7–18.

Quarto/Becker & Mayer

Star Wars Battle Cries: Creatures vs. Aliens (Apr. 23, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-7603-6404-8) is an interactive sound book. Ages 6–8.

Survival Handbook: An Essential Companion to the Great Outdoors by Marc Sumerak (Feb. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7603-6435-2) provides tips for surviving in unexpected circumstances. Ages 7–9.


Love Bees: A Family Guide to Help Keep Bees Buzzing by Vanessa Amaral-Rogers (Apr. 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-78240-664-8) rounds up bee facts and activities. Ages 6–10.

Amazing Expeditions: Journeys That Changed the World by Anita Ganeri, illus. by Michael Mullan (Apr. 9, $19.99, 978-1-78240-747-8), follows the travels of explorers throughout history. Ages 7–10.

Amazing Evolution: The Journey of Life, illus. by Wesley Robins (Apr. 9, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-78240-737-9), chronicles evolution from the beginning of life 3.5 billion years ago. Ages 9–12.


Baby Bird by Andrew Gibbs, illus. by Zosienka (Mar. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-78603-591-2). A bird with a twisted wing stars in this story about the importance of accepting yourself just the way you are. Ages 2–5.

The Woods by Rob Hodgson (Apr. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-78603-274-4). Three foxes hunting for rabbits don’t realize that someone is following them. Ages 4–7.

The Butterfly House by Katy Flint, illus. by Alice Patullo (Apr. 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-78603-975-0), introduces butterflies, moths, and caterpillars. Ages 6-9.

The Story of People by Catherine Barr and Steve Williams, illus. by Amy Husband (Mar. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-4172-5), offers a history of humanity. Ages 6–9.

Your Mind Is Like the Sky by Bronwen Ballard, illus. by Laura Carlin (Feb. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-78603-986-6), aims to help kids understand their emotions and develop healthy ways of thinking. Ages 7–10.

The Dictionary of Difficult Words by Jane Solomon, illus. by Louise Lockhart (Apr. 30, $30, ISBN 978-1-78603-811-1), defines 400 unusual words. Ages 7–up.

The Lost Book of Adventure by the Unknown Adventurer (Mar. 5, $30, ISBN 978-1-78603-272-0) reveals the tattered sketchbooks of a wilderness explorer. Ages 7–up.

Yay! You’re Gay! Now What? by Riyadh Khalaf (Apr. 30, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-78603-365-9). This guide for queer guys includes a section for family and friends written by Khalaf’s parents. Ages 11–16.


Little People, Big Dreams adds 14 titles by Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, including Ella, illus. by Bàrbara Alca (Feb. 5, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78603-257-7); and Emmeline, illus. by Ana Sanfelippo (Feb. 5, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78603-261-4), ages up to 4; Maria Montessori, illus. by Raquel Martín (Mar. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-78603-755-8); Mahatma Gandhi, illus. by Albert Arrayas (Apr. 30, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-78603-787-9); David Bowie, illus. by Ana Albero (May 7, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-78603-332-1); and Rudolf Nureyev, illus. by Eleanora Arosio (July 30, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-78603-791-6), ages 4–7. Great Big Books issues The Great Big Book of Life by Mary Hoffman, illus. by Ros Asquith (Mar. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-78603-366-6), ages 5–7. And Work It, Girl by Caroline Moss, illus. by Sinem Erkas, debuts with J.K. Rowling (Mar. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-78603-469-4) and Oprah Winfrey (Mar. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-78603-736-7), ages 8–12.


Kitchen Science Lab for Kids: Edible Edition by Liz Lee Heineke (Jun. 11, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-63159-741-1) serves up 52 recipes exploring food science. Ages 8–12.

Sticks and Stones: A Kid’s Guide to Building and Exploring in the Great Outdoors by Melissa Lennig (Jun. 11, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7603-6256-3), rounds up outdoor engineering projects. Ages 8–13.


100 Things to Recycle and Make by Fiona Hayes (Jun. 18, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-78603-979-8), shows how to use everyday materials to create a variety of objects and games. Ages 5–7.

Children’s Discovery Atlas by Anita Ganeri, illus. by Sara Lynn Cramb (Mar. 19, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-78603-987-3). This first world atlas features illustrations and photos. Ages 5–8.

The Ultimate Guide to Surviving in the Wild by Clive Gifford (Mar. 19, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-78603-360-4). This survival handbook focuses on animals you might encounter—and want to avoid. Ages 7–11.

Show Me Cool Magic by Jake Banfield (May 14, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-78603-409-0) is a guide for aspiring magicians. Ages 7–11.


Clever Cogz by Neil Clark takes off with Cars & Trucks (May 14, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-78603-630-8) and Space Rockets (May 14, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-78603-630-8), ages 5–7. SEN Superpowers debuts with The Map Challenge: A Book About Dyslexia (July 18, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-78603-577-6) and The Rabbit Food Mystery: A Book About ADHD (July 18, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-78603-580-6) by Tracy Packiam Alloway, illus. by Ana Sanfelippo, ages 5–7. What’s Wrong? adds In Dinosaur Times (Apr. 16, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-78603-477-9) and On the Move (Apr. 16, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-78603-480-9) by Catherine Veitch, illus. by Fermin Solis, ages 5–7. And What On Earth adds Birds by Mike Unwin, illus. by Pau Morgan (Mar. 19, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-78603-637-7), ages 6–12.

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Burp, Spit & Fart: The Science Behind the Gross Things Babies Do by Julia Garstecki, illus. by Chris Monroe (Apr. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7603-6476-5), explains offputting things that baby siblings do. Ages 8–12.

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Sticker Stories adds At the Zoo by Nila Aye (Mar. 12, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-63322-708-8), ages 4–8; and In the Garden by Nila Aye (Mar. 12, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-63322-707-1), ages 4–8. Watch Me Read and Draw gains On the Farm (Apr. 2, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-63322-719-4), ages 4–8; and Dinosaurs (Apr. 2, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-63322-720-0) by Samantha Chagollan, illus. by Jannie Ho, ages 4–8.

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What Do Machines Do All Day by Jo Nelson, illus. by Aleksandar Savic (Mar. 5, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-78603-466-3) reveals the workings of more than 100 machines. Ages 3–5.

Glow in the Dark: Animals at Night by Katy Flint, illus. by Cornelia Li (July 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-78603-540-0). This introduction to nocturnal creatures includes a glow-in-the-dark poster. Ages 5–7.

Sounds of Nature: World of Oceans by Robert Hunter (July 4, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-78603-793-0). Kids press the pages to hear 60-plus marine animal sounds. Ages 5–7.

Sounds of Nature: World of Forests by Robert Hunter (Feb. 5, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-78603-327-7) introduces 10 diverse habitats and the sounds their animal inhabitants make. Ages 5–7.

Brilliant Ideas from Wonderful Women by Aitziber Lopez, illus. by Luciano Lozano (Mar. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-78603-705-3), showcases the inventions of 14 trailblazing 20th-century women. Ages 5–8.

Supersize Cross Sections: Inside Engines by Pascale Hedelin, illus. by Lou Rihn (Apr. 30, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-78603-801-2), offers cross-section views of engines in a sub, tank, zeppelin, and more. Ages 7–9.

Planet Fashion: 100 Years of Fashion History by Natasha Slee, illus. by Cynthia Kittler (Apr. 2, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-78603-195-2), spotlights 25 fashion milestones. Ages 7–10.

Fast Forward: The World’s Most Famous Race Tracks and Race Cars by Adam Skinner, illus. by James Gilleard (May 7, $30, ISBN 978-1-78603-629-2), chronicles 18 iconic moments in the history of motor racing. Ages 7–10.

The School of Numbers by Emily Hawkins, illus. by Daniel Frost (Mar. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-78603-184-6), is an intergalactic mathematical journey introducing fractions, percentages, and more. Ages 7–11.

Boy Oh Boy by Cliff Leek, illus. by Bene Rohlmann (Apr. 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-78603-875-3), introduces 30 male role models from throughout history. Ages 7–up.

When We Walked on the Moon by David Long, illus. by Sam Kalda (Jun. 4, $17.99. ISBN 978-1-78603-092-4), recounts the accomplishments of NASA’s Apollo missions. Ages 8–10.

D-Day by Michael Noble, illus. by Alexander Mostov (May 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-78603-627-8). Photos and personal testimonies commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Ages 8–12.

Step into Your Power by Jamia Wilson, illus. by Andrea Pippens (Mar. 5, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-78603-586-8). The creators of Young, Gifted and Black offer lessons on making one’s dreams a reality. Ages 9–12.

Queer Heroes by Arabelle Sicardi, illus. by Sarah Tanat Jones (May 7, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-78603-476-2), spotlights 52 LGBTQ role models. Ages 10–15.


Art Masterclass adds Gustav Klimt, by Lucy Brownridge (Apr. 2, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-78603-799-2), ages 5–7; and Claude Monet by Katie Cotton (Apr. 2, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-78603-797-8), ages 7–10, both illus. by Hanna Konola. And 40 Inspiring Icons welcomes Super Scientists by Anne Blanchard, illus. by Tino (Feb. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-78603-474-8); and Black Music Greats by Olivier Cachin, illus. by Jerome Masi (Feb. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-78603-471-7), ages 7–10.

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Bright Start: Feel Better Daddy (Mar. 12, board book, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-78603-304-8) and Bright Start: A Thank You Walk (Mar. 12, board book, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-78603-302-4), by Nancy Loewen, illus. by Hazel Quintanilla, launch a series designed to nurture emotional intelligence. Ages 1–3.

Ella May Does It Her Way by Mick Jackson, illus. by Andrea Stegmaier (Jun. 18, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-78603-905-7). A creative and strong-willed toddler decides to do everything backwards. Ages 3–6.

Humperdink Our Elephant Friend

by Sean Taylor, illus. by Claire Alexander (May 14, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-78603-543-1). Kids welcome a baby elephant when he joins their playgroup. Ages 3–5.

How to Be a Butterfly by Laura Knowles, illus. by Catell Ronca (Apr. 16, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-78603-884-5), spotlights 20,000 ways to be a butterfly. Ages 4–6.

Wish by Chris Saunders (Mar. 12, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-78603-346-8). When Rabbit gets not just one wish but three, he generously gives all of them to his friends. Ages 4–6.

In Search of Dinosaurs by Dougal Dixon, illus. by Danielle Fabri (May 21, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-78603-549-3), visits the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous eras, hunting for fossils. Ages 5–7.

Bird’s Eye View: The Natural World by John Farndon, illus. by Paul Boston (July 16, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-78603-893-7). Panoramic illustrations provide an aerial view of the world. Ages 6–9.

The Race to Space: From the Launch of Sputnik to the Moon Landing and Beyond by Clive Gifford, illus. by Paul Daviz (May 21, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-78603-890-6), examines the U.S. and the Soviet Union’s competition to reach the moon. Ages 7–11.

When We Became Humans by Michael Bright, illus. by Hannah Bailey (July 16, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-78603-887-6), offers an introduction to human evolution. Ages 7–11.


First Concept Bath Books by Ana Seixas issues Shapes (Apr. 16, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-78603-898-2) and Colors (Apr. 16, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-78603-896-8), ages up to 2. And Tales from Nature adds Bee (Mar. 19, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-78603-654-4) and Ladybug (Mar. 19, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-78603-656-8) by Magali Attiogbé, ages up to 3.