C Is for City (May 11, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-453-3) and F Is for Farm (May 11, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-452-6). by Ashley Marie Mireles, illus. by Volha Kaliah, offer alphabetic tours of a city; and a farm. Ages up to 3.

Count on Me 123 by J.B. Frank, illus. by Ela Smeitanka (Mar. 2, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-438-0). This counting book pays tribute to community members on whom kids can rely. Ages up to 3.

Everyone’s Sleepy but the Baby by Tracy C. Gold, illus. by Adèle Dafflon (Mar. 2, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-440-3). Can tired parents get a baby to sleep? Ages up to 3.

Let’s Move by Larissa Honsek (May 11, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-454-0). Clay characters help children learn about their bodies through movement. Ages up to 3.

A Caravan of Camels by Christopher Robbins, illus. by Nichola Cowdery (Mar. 2, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-270-6). This roundup of animal group names introduces puns. Ages 1–3.

Next Stop: Kindergarten! A Preschool Graduation Affirmation by Brooke Jorden, illus. by Julia Back (June 8, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-458-8), highlights the skills and lessons kids learn in preschool. Ages 3–5.

The Chameleon’s True Colors by Yuliya Pankratova (Apr. 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-448-9). A chameleon looking for his own color learns about the power of giving. Ages 4–7.

Somewhere in the City by J.B. Frank, illus. by Yu Leng (Apr. 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-260-7). Lucy imagines the whimsical route her father takes on his way home. Ages 4–7.

BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends): A Girl’s Guide to Happy Friendships by Jessica Speer, illus. by Elowyn Dickerson (July 6, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64170-195-2), offers advice for forging healthy, strong friendships. Ages 9–14.

Title in Spanish

Naciste para mi (Made for Me) by Zack Bush, illus. by Gregorio de Lauretis (Apr. 13, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-485-4), ages up to 3.


NoBody Likes You, Greta Grump by Cathy Malkasian (Feb. 9, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68396-405-6). In this graphic novel, a prickly girl and her pet tortoise, NoBody, solve the mystery of why the residents of Friendlytown have suddenly become mean. Ages 9–12.

Young Shadow by Ben Sears (Apr. 20, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68396-412-4). A kid vigilante in a sci-fi city thwarts a criminal conspiracy. Ages 9–12.

The Thud by Mikael Ross (Mar. 9, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68396-406-3). In this graphic novel, a boy with developmental disabilities must look after himself when his mother has a stroke. Ages 13 and up.


In the Land of Fairies by Daniela Drescher (May 18, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-721-5) reveals the hidden lives of fairies throughout the seasons. Ages 3–6.

Now That Night Is Near by Astrid Lindgren, illus. by Marit Törnqvist (May 18, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-675-1). At dusk, a curious cat wanders through the Swedish countryside. Ages 3–6.

Sam and the Gnome’s Red Hat by Admar Kwant (May 11, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-676-8). When Sam learns that the Gnome’s hat is torn, he sews his friend a special gift. Ages 3–6.

The Night Walk by Marie Dorléans (Apr. 20, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-639-3) follows a family’s surprise nighttime adventure. Ages 3–7.

Spin a Scarf of Sunshine by Dawn Casey, illus. by Stila Lim (May 4, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-658-4). Nari learns about sustainability when it’s time to recycle the wool of her tattered scarf. Ages 3–7.


Evie the Strawberry Fairy returns in Evie and the Strawberry Surprise by Stefanie Dahle (Apr. 6, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-638-6), ages 3–7.


Don’t Throw It Away by Keb’ Mo’, illus. by Charlie Astrella (Apr. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-2109-2). In this environment-themed story inspired by the song of the same title, a bear and his animal friends collect discarded items in the forest. Ages 5–8.

Life Is Beautiful by Keb’ Mo’, illus. by Marco Furlotti (Mar. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-2105-4), is based on a song that delivers the message that life is wondrous and should be spent with those we love. Ages 5–8.


Hazel Q Nursery Rhymes adds Where, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone?, illus. by Hazel Quintanilla (Apr. 6, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4867-1861-0), ages up to 4. Linda Ragsdale’s Peace Dragon Tales continues with The Star, illus. by Mirko Filippi (Mar. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1851-1), ages 4–7. And Creepers issues Ghost Writer (Mar. 2, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4867-2126-9) and The Golden Goblet (Mar. 2, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4867-2127-6) by Edgar J. Hyde, illus. by Chloe Tyler, ages 10–12.


Arthur and the Forgetful Elephant by Maria Girón (Mar. 23, $18, ISBN 978-1-947888-27-2). Arthur spends a playful day with an elephant that is suffering from memory loss. Ages 3–7.

Hiding Baby Moses by Judith L. Roth, illus. by Melanie Cataldo (Apr. 27, $18, ISBN 978-1-947888-30-2), retells the biblical story of how Moses was hidden from Pharaoh. Ages 3–7.

Walking Toward Peace: The True Story of a Brave Woman Called Peace Pilgrim by Kathleen Krull, illus. by Annie Bowler (Mar. 23, $18, ISBN 978-1-947888-26-5), spotlights this activist and spiritual leader who walked across America promoting peace. Ages 3–7.

Focus on the Family


AIO Imagination Station offers Refugees on the Run by Chris Brack and Sheila Seifert (June 8, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-58997-995-6), ages 7–12. And Riverbend Friends opens with Real, Not Perfect by Stephanie Coleman (Apr. 6, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-58997-704-4), Searching for Normal by C.J. Darlington (Apr. 6, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-58997-705-1), and Chasing the Spotlight by Sarah Anne Sumpolec (July 1, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-58997-650-4), ages 12–16.

Free Spirit

Jayden’s Impossible Garden by Mélina Mangal, illus. by Ken Daley (Mar. 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-590-4), highlights the beauty of intergenerational relationships and the power of imagination and perseverance to bring a community garden to life. Ages 4–9.

All You Can Imagine by Bernardo Marçolla (Apr. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-651-2). This story reveals how creativity enables us to connect to ourselves, to others, and to the world around us. Ages 5–8.

Name and Tame Your Anxiety: A Kid’s Guide by Summer Batte, illus. by Amberin Huq (Apr. 20, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63198-620-8), aims to help kids understand and manage anxiety. Ages 9–13.

What’s the Big Deal About Addictions? Answers and Help for Teens by James J. Crist (Feb. 9, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63198-530-0) provides information about a range of addictions to help teens make decisions about their health and wellness. Ages 13 and up.


Toddler Tools continues with Try-Again Time by Elizabeth Verdick, illus. by Marieka Heinlen (May 18, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-63198-605-5), ages 1–3. And We Say What’s Okay debuts with We Listen to Our Bodies by Lydia Bowers, illus. by Isabel Muñoz (Mar. 2, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-500-3), ages 3–5.


Pablo by Rascal (May 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-324-0). A chick experiences the various shapes, noises, and smells waiting outside its shell. Ages 1–3.

Stupid Baby by Stephanie Blake (Mar. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-877579-31-8). Simon the rabbit discovers that having a baby brother isn’t so bad after all. Ages 2–5.

A Mother Is a House by Aurore Petit (Apr. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-323-3). A child sees their mother in every aspect of their day. Ages 2–6.

Where Is the Dragon? by Leo Timmers (Feb. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-311-0). With only a single candle, three knights search for a dragon in the dark. Ages 4–6.

Can You Whistle, Johanna? by Ulf Stark, illus. by Anna Höglund (Feb. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-325-7). Berra visits a retirement home to find a grandfather, since he doesn’t have one of his own. Ages 6–9.

Do Animals Fall in Love? by Katharina von der Gathen, illus. by Anke Kuhl (May 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-291-5), collects kids’ questions about animal sexuality. Ages 7–10.

Fossils from Lost Worlds by Damien Laverdunt, illus. by Hélène Rajcak (Mar. 2, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-315-8), examines paleontology through a timeline of animal reconstructions and major discoveries. Ages 7–11.

Gibbs Smith

Celestina the Astronaut Ballerina by Donald Jacobsen, illus. by Graham Evans (Mar. 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-5680-7). Celestina grapples with peer pressure and bullying, and follows her dream of being an astronaut. Ages 2–7.

Dogs Love to Ride by Olga and Aleksey Ivanov (Mar. 16, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-5712-5). A variety of dogs ride in different kinds of vehicles. Ages 3–5.

Day-Old Child by Carol Lynn Pearson, illus. by Corey Egbert (Mar. 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-5533-6), presents a poem about the moment a parent looks into their baby’s eyes for the first time. Ages 3–8.

Kids Create: Art and Craft Experiences for Kids by Laurie Carlson (Mar. 2, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4236-5737-8) contains more than 150 craft and art activities. Ages 3–9.

Adventure Journal: 50 Things to Try on Vacation (Mar. 2, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4236-5706-4) and Adventure Journal: 50 Things to Try When Camping (Mar. 2, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4236-5707-1) by Kim Hankinson offer activities and writing prompts to help inspire creativity. Ages 6–10.

National Parks Maps: Illustrated Maps of America’s 62 National Parks by Abby Leighton (Mar. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-5378-3) compiles maps of and information about each of the U.S.’s national parks. Ages 9–14.


New to Little Observers by Clare Beaton are At the Beach (Mar. 2, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4236-5704-0) and Go Camping (Mar. 2, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4236-5705-7), ages up to 3. BabyLit offers F Is for Fairy Tale (Mar. 9, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4236-5714-9), illus. by Greg Paprocki; and Little Naturalists: Beatrix Potter Wrote Stories by Kate Coombs, illus. by Seth Lucas (Mar. 9, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4236-5718-7), ages up to 3. And Little Leonardo by Jeff Bond, illus. by Greg Paprocki, adds Little Leonardo’s Fascinating World of Paleontology (Mar. 16, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-5715-6), ages 4–8.

Greystone Kids

Show Us Where You Live, Humpback by Beryl Young, illus. by Sakika Kikuchi (May 25, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-573-7), celebrates a child’s kinship with whales. Ages 3–7.

I Am a Peaceful Goldfish by Shoshana Chaim, illus. by Lori Joy Smith (Apr. 13, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-637-6). Two children learn how to settle their feelings through breathing techniques as they pretend to be elephants, flowers, and more. Ages 3–8.

On the Other Side of the Forest by Nadine Robert, illus. by Gérard Duboi (Mar. 30, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-796-0). A young rabbit and his father are determined to find out what’s on the other side of the forest. Ages 4–9.

Do You Know Where the Animals Live? Discovering the Incredible Creatures All Around Us by Peter Wohlleben, trans. by Shelley Tanaka (May 4, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-659-8), introduces the animal kingdom via questions, quizzes, and activities. Ages 8–10.

Palm Trees at the North Pole: The Hot Truth about Climate Change by Marc ter Horst, illus. by Wendy Panders (Mar. 30, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-682-6), explains the consequences of climate change and how kids can help combat it. Ages 8–12.

We All Play by Julie Flett (May 25, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-607-9) explores the diversity and interconnectedness of nature through an Indigenous perspective. Ages up to 7.

Greystone/Aldana Libros

The Capybaras by Alfredo Soderguit (Apr. 13, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-782-3). During hunting season, the capybaras seek refuge in the chicken coop. Ages 3–8.

Grasshopper by Tatiana Ukhova (May 4, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-692-5). In this wordless tale, a girl learns how her actions impact the insects in her garden. Ages 4–7.


The Day the Rain Moved In by Éléonore Douspis, trans. by Shelley Tanaka (Apr. 6, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-481-9). After it mysteriously rains inside Pauline and Louis’s house, plants and a tree sprout. Ages 3–7.

The Dog’s Gardener by Patricia Storms, illus. by Nathalie Dion (Apr. 6, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-256-3). A dog delights in spending a day in the garden with his owner. Ages 3–7.

Impossible by Isol, trans. by Elisa Amado (Mar. 2, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-434-5). Exhausted parents seek advice from an unusual expert when their son acts out. Ages 3–7.

Mii maanda ezhi-gkendmaanh: Niibing, dgwaagig, bboong, mnookmig dbaadjigaade maanpii mzin’igning/This Is How I Know: A Book About the Seasons by Brittany Luby, illus. by Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley (Mar. 2, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-326-3). An Anishinaabe child and her grandmother explore the natural world in this bilingual Anishinaabemowin/English story-poem. Ages 3–7.

Percy’s Museum by Sara O’Leary, illus. by Carmen Mok (Apr. 6, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-252-5). When Percy moves from the city to the country, he collects bits of nature and shares them with others. Ages 3–7.

Sonata for Fish and Boy by Milan Pavlovic (May 4, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-161-0). In this wordless book, the sound of a violin draws a fish into a musician’s world. Ages 3–7.

The Big Bad Wolf in My House by Valérie Fontaine, trans. by Shelley Tanaka, illus. by Nathalie Dion (Mar. 2, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-501-4). A girl likens her mother’s new friend and his fierce outbursts to the big bad wolf, in this tale of domestic violence. Ages 4–8.

I Have the Right to Save My Planet by Alain Serres, trans. by Shelley Tanaka, illus. by Aurélia Fronty (Apr. 6, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-487-1), demonstrates a child’s environmental rights, based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Ages 4–8.

What the Kite Saw by Anne Laurel Carter, illus. by Akin Duzakin (May 4, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-243-3). A boy finds solace in flying a kite from his rooftop after soldiers take his father and brother away. Ages 4–8.

My Body in Pieces by Marie-Noëlle Hébert, trans. by Shelley Tanaka (Apr. 6, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-484-0), is a graphic memoir of a young woman’s struggles with self-esteem and body-image issues. Ages 14 and up.


Malaika by Nadia L. Hohn, illus. by Irene Luxbacher, gains Malaika’s Surprise (Mar. 2, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-264-8), ages 3–7. Travels with My Family welcomes Travels in Cuba by Marie-Louise Gay and David Homel (May 4, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-347-8), ages 7–10. And ThinkCities continues with City of Water by Andrea Curtis, illus. by Katy Dockrill (May 4, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-144-3), ages 8–12.

Hardie Grant

Everywhere Everything Everyone by Katy Warner (May 1, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-76050-461-8). When a teen returns from an overnight trip with her crush, a government “safety border” has trapped her family inside their neighborhood. Ages 12 and up.


The Narroway Trilogy by Rhiannon Williams kicks off with Ottilie Colter and the Narroway Hunt (Mar. 1, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-76050-084-9) and Ottilie Colter and the Master of Monsters (June 1, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-76050-090-0), ages 9–12.


The Alpactory by Ruth Chan (Apr. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-290951-0). Wacky alpacas help young readers prepare and pack for new experiences ahead. Ages 4–8.

Balloons for Papa by Elizabeth Gilbert Bedia, illus. by Erika Meza (Apr. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-308113-0). A boy gives brightly colored balloons to his father, who has depression. Ages 4–8.

Bloop by Tara Lazar, illus. by Mike Boldt (July 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287160-2). When a little green alien tries to conquer Earth, he finds out who’s in charge: dogs! Ages 4–8.

The Gravity Tree: The True Story of a Tree That Inspired the World by Anna Crowley Redding, illus. by Yas Imamura (May 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-296736-7), tells of the fabled apple tree that sparked Isaac Newton’s theory of gravity. Ages 4–8.

Hugo Sprouts and the Strange Case of the Beans by John Loren (July 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294116-9). Frustrated with being small, a young mad scientist develops a potion to become the biggest kid in town—and the biggest jerk. Ages 4–8.

In My Mosque by M.O. Yuksel, illus. by Hatem Aly (Mar. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297870-7), celebrates the joys and traditions found in mosques around the world. Ages 4–8.

The Last Straw: Kids vs. Plastics by Susan Hood, illus. by Christiane Engel (Feb. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-298139-4), collects poems about the threat of plastic and how kids are fighting environmental challenges. Ages 4–8.

The McClure Twins: Make It Fashion by Ava and Alexis McClure, illus. by Courtney Dawson (June 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302952-1), written by and based on YouTube kid influencers The McClure Twins. Ages 4–8.

The Meanest of Meanies by Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley, illus. by Paul Briggs (Mar. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-304055-7). The creators of #IMomSoHard reveal that being a MOM (the Meanest of Meanies) also means loving fiercely. Ages 4–8.

Never, Not Ever! by Beatrice Alemagna (July 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-307649-5). A bat refuses to attend her first day of school. Ages 4–8.

The Nice Dream Truck by Beth Ferry, illus. by Brigette Barrager (Mar. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-290783-7), emphasizes that there are as many ways to dream as ice cream flavors to taste. Ages 4–8.

Paletero Man by Lucky Diaz, illus. by Micah Player (June 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-301444-2). The community comes to a boy’s aid when he finally catches up with the ice cream man—but discovers that his pockets are empty. Ages 4–8.

Peace Train by Cat Stevens, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds (May 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305399-1), is a picture book adaptation of Stevens’s anthem of unity and harmony, now celebrating its 50th anniversary. Ages 4–8.

Ruby’s Reunion Day Dinner by Angela Dalton, illus. by Jestenia Southerland (May 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-301574-6), taps into the rich African American tradition of food-
centric family reunions. Ages 4–8.

Scribbly by Ged Adamson (June 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-267082-3). Adjusting to her new town, Maude scribbles a blue puppy who becomes her imaginary friend. Ages 4–8.

Sharice’s Big Voice by Sharice Davids, illus. by Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley (June 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297966-7). This picture book autobiography tells the story of Sharice Davids, one of the first Native American women elected to Congress, and the first LGBTQ congressperson to represent Kansas. Ages 4–8.

Tiny Barbarian by Ame Dyckman, illus. by Ashley Spires (July 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288164-9). When he spies a retro movie poster, Tiny decides he wants to emulate fantasy film character Bob the Barbarian. Ages 4–8.

Two Dogs by Ian Falconer (May 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-295447-3) chronicles the misadventures of two dachshunds who escape the confines of their backyard. Ages 4–8.

We Move the World by Kari Lavelle, illus. by Nabi H. Ali (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-291685-3), discloses things kids do that have the potential to change the world. Ages 4–8.

What If, Pig? by Linzie Hunter (June 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-298609-2). Mouse tries to help turn his friend Pig’s “what if” worries from anxiety to optimism. Ages 4–8.

What Will You Be? by Yamile Saied Méndez, illus. by Kate Alizadeh (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-283995-4). With her abuela’s loving guidance, a girl follows a path of self-discovery and learns that her potential is limitless. Ages 4–8.

What Would You Do in a Book About You? by Jean Reidy, illus. by Joey Chou (Apr. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-304150-9), explores what endless possibilities your story and your future might hold. Ages 4–8.

The Book No One Wants to Read by Beth Bacon (June 15, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-296254-6) uses humor, interactivity, and metastorytelling to encourage even the most reluctant kids to read. Ages 6–10.

13 Things Strong Kids Do: Think Big, Feel Good, Act Brave by Amy Morin, illus. by Jennifer Naalchigar (Apr. 6, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-06-300848-9), explains how to develop healthy habits and build mental strength. Ages 8–12.

Bea Is for Blended by Lindsey Stoddard (May 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287816-8). When her mother marries, Bea copes with finding her place in her new blended family. Ages 8–12.

Cathedral of Bones by A.J. Steiger (Feb. 16, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-293479-6). Simon tries to prove his worth as an Animist and finds not just a monster, but a key to his past. Ages 8–12.

Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls by Kaela Rivera (Apr. 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294755-0). After a powerful desert spirit kidnaps her sister, Cece must learn forbidden magic to get her back. Ages 8–12.

Faceless by Kathryn Lasky (June 22, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269331-0). Two sisters are British spies on a secret mission during WWII. Ages 8–12.

Finding Junie Kim by Ellen Oh (May 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-298798-3). Dealing with racist vandalism at school, Junie learns of her grandparents’ experiences as lost children during the Korean War. Ages 8–12.

Glitter Gets Everywhere by Yvette Clark (May 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-303448-8). Mourning the loss of her mother, Kitty navigates a transatlantic move and a new life in New York City. Ages 8–12.

Journey Beyond the Burrow by Rina Heisel (July 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-301603-3) follows a mouse’s journey to save his baby brother from a sinister evil. Ages 8–12.

The Last Super Chef by Chris Negron (July 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294313-2). A cooking competition sets the scene for a young chef to finally come face-to-face with his father. Ages 8–12.

The Last Windwitch by Jennifer Adam (Apr. 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-298130-1). An unlikely young witch
discovers she is the key to saving her kingdom. Ages 8–12.

Living the Confidence Code by Katty Kay et al. (Feb. 23, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-06-295411-4), compiles stories of 30 real girls who are pursuing their passions and building their own brands of confidence. Ages 8–12.

The Mending Summer by Ali Standish (May 25, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-298565-1). Visiting her great-aunt while her parents sort out issues, Georgia discovers a wish-granting lake. Ages 8–12.

The Monster Missions by Laura Martin (June 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-289438-0) follows the adventures of a pair of friends on a sea monster-hunting submarine. Ages 8–12.

The Orpheus Plot by Christopher Swiedler (June 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-289444-1). A kid from outer space leads the way to peace when a rebellion pits his world against the one he wants to be part of. Ages 8–12.

Unsettled by Reem Faruqi (May 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-304470-8). Nurah and her family move from Karachi, Pakistan to Peachtree City, Ga., in this debut novel. Ages 8–12.

The Verdigris Pawn by Alysa Wishingrad (July 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-290805-6). Sheltered heir Beau must find the strength to break free from being used as a pawn in a deadly game for power. Ages 8–12.

Weird Kid by Greg van Eekhout
(July 20, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297060-2). An alien from a distant planet lives on Earth as a boy who is trying to find his place in the world. Ages 8–12.

The Last Bear by Hannah Gold (Feb. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-304107-3). After her scientist father says no polar bears remain on Bear Island, April spies something bear-shaped. Ages 9–12.

The Light of Days (young readers’ ed.) by Judy Batalion (Apr. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-303769-4) adapts this story of Jewish women resistance fighters who battled the Nazis in 1943. Ages 10 and up.

An Emotion of Great Delight by Tahereh Mafi (June 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297241-5). In this #Own-Voices novel, a Muslim teen struggles to hold onto hope and her beliefs in the wake of 9/11 and a family tragedy. Ages 13 and up.


Dear Girl gains Dear Teacher by Paris Rosenthal, illus. by Holly Hatam (Mar. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-301274-5), ages 4–8. I Can Read Level 1 welcomes Pete the Cat: Rocking Field Day by James Dean, illus. by James and Kimberly Dean (May 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297408-2); and Pinkalicious and the Robo-Pup (May 4, $16.99 hardcover, ISBN 978-0-06-300376-7) and Pinkalicious: Happy Birthday! (Feb. 16, $16.99 hardcover, ISBN 978-0-06-284054-7) by Victoria Kann, ages 4–8. New to My First I Can Read is Ty’s Travels: Beach Day! by Kelly Starling Lyons, illus. by Nina Mata (May 25, $16.99 hardcover, ISBN 978-0-06-295114-4), ages 4–8. And Strange Planet by Nathan W. Pyle adds The Sneaking, Hiding, Vibrating Creature (June 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-06-304974-1), ages 4–8.

The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian by Jonathan Messinger, illus. by Aleksei Bitskoff, gains The Uncommon Cold (Mar. 2, $16.99 hardcover, ISBN 978-0-06-293221-1), ages 6–10. HarperChapters welcomes Twins vs. Triplets #1: Back-to-School Blitz (June 1, $15.99 hardcover, ISBN 978-0-06-305945-0) and Twins vs. Triplets #2: Prank-or-Treat (June 1, $15.99 hardcover, ISBN 978-0-06-305948-1) by Jennifer Torres, illus. by Vanessa Flores, ages 6–10. Wind Riders by Jen Marlin, illus. by Izzy Burton, featuring a magical sailboat that helps kids tackle environmental problems, debuts with Rescue on Turtle Beach (July 6, $16.99 hardcover, ISBN 978-0-06-302925-5) and Search for the Scarlet Macaws (July 6, $16.99 hardcover, ISBN 978-0-06-302930-9), ages 6–10.

The Bravelands: Curse of the Sandtongue arc, set in the African highlands, begins with Shadows on the Mountain by Erin Hunter (May 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-296684-1), ages 8–12. Endling concludes with The Only by Katherine Applegate (Mar. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-233559-3), ages 8–12. Land of Roar by Jenny McLachlan, illus. by Ben Mantle, wraps up with Return to Roar (June 29, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-298274-2), ages 8–12. And Stick Dog returns in Stick Dog Takes Out Sushi by Tom Watson (Feb. 9, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-301427-5), ages 8–12.

Throwback by Peter Lerangis concludes with Out of Time (Mar. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-240644-6), ages 8–12. VIP greets Mahalia Jackson by Denise Lewis Patrick, illus. by Jennifer Bricking (May 4, $15.99 hardcover, ISBN 978-0-06-297809-7), ages 8–12. Warriors: Winds of Change by Erin Hunter (June 1, $22.99 hardcover, ISBN 978-0-06-304324-4), is a new Warriors Graphic Novel, ages 8–12. Warriors Novellas adds Warriors: A Warrior’s Choice by Hunter (Apr. 6, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-285743-9), ages 8–12. And Hunter’s Warriors: The Broken Code continues with The Place of No Stars (Apr. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-282376-2), ages 8–12.

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Dogs at Work by Margaret Cardillo, illus. by Zachariah Ohora (June 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-290631-1), reveals real jobs that dogs can have. Ages 4–8.

Like a Dandelion by Huy Voun Lee (May 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299373-1) Inspired by the author’s childhood move from Cambodia to the U.S., this book pays tribute to the bravery of immigrants and refugees. Ages 4–8.

Little Ghoul Goes to School by Jef Czekaj (June 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-244111-9). Little Ghoul is nervous about her first day of school. Ages 4–8.

Mel Fell by Corey R. Tabor (Feb. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287801-4). Kids turn this book sideways and upside-down to follow a bird’s progress from a fall to flight. Ages 4–8.

Pillow Places by Joseph Kuefler (June 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-295673-6) explores the joys of pillows and imaginative play. Ages 4–8.

Tiny Kitty, Big City by Tim Miller (Mar. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-241442-7). A kitten on the streets of a city finds a warm, loving home. Ages 4–8.

Ophie’s Ghosts by Justina Ireland (May 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-291589-4). In this novel set in the early 1920s, a girl living through tragedy discovers she can see ghosts. Ages 8–12.

Secondhand Dogs by Carolyn Crimi (July 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-298918-5). A pack of rescue dogs stars in a tale of love, loyalty, and what it means to be part of a family. Ages 8–12.

The Shape of Thunder by Jasmine Warga (May 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-295667-5). Time travel helps estranged friends Cora and Quinn mend their relationship. Ages 8–12.

The Girl Least Likely by Katy Loutzenhiser (June 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286570-0). An aspiring standup comic adjusts to a new life in New York City after her mother dies. Ages 13 and up.

In the Shadow of the Moon by Amy Cherrix (Feb. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288875-4) tells of the former Nazi officer and engineer who won the Space Race and a Russian scientist who was jailed for crimes against his country. Ages 13 and up.

A Psalm of Storms and Silence by Roseanne A. Brown (June 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-289152-5) concludes the duology that began with A Song of Wraiths and Ruin. Ages 13 and up.

Pumpkin by Julie Murphy (May 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288045-1). The final companion novel to Dumplin’ explores embracing your inner Queen. Ages 13 and up.

Where the Rhythm Takes You by Sarah Dass (May 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-301852-5). This novel inspired by Jane Austen’s Persuasion is set in the author’s native Trinidad and Tobago. Ages 13 and up.

Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli (Apr. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-264383-4). The shared long-distance crush of two best friends and theater kids shows up at their school. Ages 14 and up.

Love in English by Maria E. Andreu (Feb. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299651-0). A teen newly arrived in the U.S. from Argentina falls for two boys as she learns English and what it means to become “American.” Ages 14 and up.

Strange Creatures by Phoebe North (June 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284115-5). After her brother disappears, a girl, her family, and his girlfriend tell stories to fill the empty space. Ages 14 and up.


My First I Can Read gains Fox at Night by Corey R. Tabor (Mar. 2, $16.99 hardcover, ISBN 978-0-06-297708-3), ages 4–8. Emmie & Friends continues with Truly Tyler by Terri Libenson (May 4, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-06-289457-1), introducing a boy protagonist. Ages 8–12. Muse Squad by Chantel Acevedo closes with The Mystery of the Tenth (July 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294772-7), ages 8–12. Nonfiction graphic novel series Unsolved Case Files by Tom Sullivan kicks off with Escape at 10,000 Feet (Mar. 2, $21.99 hardcover, ISBN 978-0-06-299152-2), ages 8–12. And Nocturna by Maya Motayne continues with Oculta (Apr. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284276-3), ages 13 and up.


All of the Factors of Why I Love Tractors by Davina Bell, illus. by Jenny Lovlie (Mar. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-301918-8). Frankie shares the many reasons he loves these vehicles. Ages 4–8.

America, My Love, America, My Heart by Daria Peoples-Riley (Apr. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299329-8) tackles questions of belonging and acceptance and celebrates the many different colors that make up America. Ages 4–8.

Beatrice Was a Tree by Joyce Hesselberth (May 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-274126-4) introduces trees—how they grow, who calls them home, and why they matter. Ages 4–8.

Grandmas Are Greater Than Great by James Solheim, illus. by Derek Desierto (Feb. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-267123-3), depicts how life has changed over time and offers a look at the lasting power of ancestors. Ages 4–8.

House Mouse by Michael Hall (May 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286619-6). A clever and resourceful mouse builds a home. Ages 4–8.

The Museum of Everything by Lynne Rae Perkins (May 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-298630-6). When a girl feels that the world is too big and loud and busy, she pretends that she’s in a museum. Ages 4–8.

Sunny-Side Up by Jacky Davis, illus. by Fiona Woodcock (Feb. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-257307-0). A father calls on creativity and imagination to help his daughter keep gloominess at bay on a rainy day. Ages 4–8.

Terrific! by Sophie Gilmore (July 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302518-9). When five animal pals want to do something terrific together, a cunning snake disrupts them. Ages 4–8.

Billy Miller Makes a Wish by Kevin Henkes (Apr. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-304279-7). In this companion to The Year of Billy Miller, Billy’s family has an eventful summer. Ages 8–12.

Da Vinci’s Cat by Catherine Gilbert Murdock (May 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-301525-8). Federico in 16th-century Rome and Bee in present-day N.J. are linked through a cat, Leonardo da Vinci’s mysterious wardrobe, and an eerily perfect sketch of Bee. Ages 8–12.

Long Lost by Jacqueline West (May 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269175-0). Once there were two sisters who did everything together—but only one of them disappeared. Ages 8–12.

Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey by Erin Entrada Kelly (May 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297042-8) opens a series starring an imaginative girl whose mother is from the Philippines and whose father works and lives on the Gulf of Mexico. Ages 8–12.

Thornlight by Claire Legrand (Apr. 20, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269666-3). Can twin sisters and a queen find a source of magic to save their kingdom from darkness? Ages 8–12.


Loves Science picks up Vivi Loves Science by Kimberly Derting and Shelli R. Johannes, illus. by Joelle Murray (July 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294606-5), ages 4–8. And On This Unworthy Scaffold (Mar. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-265200-3) completes the Shadow Players trilogy by Heidi Heilig, ages 13 and up.


The Ghoul Next Door by Cullen Bunn, illus. by Cat Farris (July 13, $21.99 hardcover, ISBN 978-0-06-289610-0). In his legend-haunted New England town, Grey finds gruesome bits from the graveyard that have been left for him as gifts. Ages 8–12.

The Way of the Hive by Jay Hosler (Apr. 20, $21.99 hardcover, ISBN 978-0-06-300736-9) presents the life cycle of a honeybee named Nyuki. Ages 8–12.

Incredible Doom by Matthew Bogart and Jesse Holden (May 11, $24.99 hardcover, ISBN 978-0-06-306494-2). At the dawn of the age of the internet, the worlds of several teens who meet online collide. Ages 14 and up.


I Can Read Comics Level 1 swims on with Clark the Shark and the School Sing by Bruce Hale, illus. by Guy Francis (June 29, $16.99 hardcover, ISBN 978-0-06-291257-2); and Fish and Sun by Sergio Ruzzier (June 29, $16.99 hardcover, ISBN 978-0-06-307664-8), ages 4–8. Joining I Can Read Comics Level 2 is Friendbots #1: Blink and Block Make a Wish by Vicky Fang (June 29, $16.99 hardcover, ISBN 978-0-06-304945-1), ages 6–10. Jop and Blip Wanna Know by Jim Benton begins with Can You Hear a Penguin Fart on Mars? (June 29, $12.99 hardcover, ISBN 978-0-06-297292-7), ages 6–10. And Pea, Bee, & Jay are back in Lift Off by Brian “Smitty” Smith, ages 6–10.


Five Little Chicks by Dan Yaccarino (Feb. 9, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-303774-8). Five little chicks hatch and explore the farm on their first day together. Ages up to 4.

Peek-a-Poop by Anne Lamb, illus. by Sofie Kenens (May 4, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-302320-8), is a lift-the-flap potty training book about magical poops and the creatures that make them. Ages up to 4.

The Bad Seed Presents: The Good, the Bad, and the Spooky by Jory John, illus. by Pete Oswald (July 20, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-06-295454-1). The bad seed conspires to cancel Halloween when he can’t find the perfect costume. Ages 4–8.


Baby’s First Language Books issues Let’s Say Hello by Giselle Ang, illus. by Erica Sirotich (June 22, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-297869-1), ages up to 4. New to My Little Holiday is My Happy Easter by Mariana Herrera, illus. by Molly Fehr (Feb. 9, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-291600-6), ages up to 4. My Time by Nandini Ahuja, illus. by Catalina Echeverri, welcomes It’s Big Brother Time! (Mar. 23, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288437-4) and It’s Big Sister Time! (Mar. 23, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288438-1), ages 4–8. Pete the Cat by James Dean, illus. by James and Kimberly Dean, adds Pete the Cat Parents’ Day Surprise (Mar. 23, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-303650-5), ages 4–8. And Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann returns in Pink or Treat! (July 20, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302943-9), ages 4–8.


The Betrayed by Kiera Cass (Jul. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-229166-0) concludes the YA duology that started with Cass’s bestselling novel The Betrothed. Ages 13 and up.

Don’t Breathe a Word by Jordyn Taylor (May 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-303888-2) follows two girls, separated by 60 years, whose stories are linked by their connection to a secret society that has run their elite boarding school for decades. Ages 13 and up.

Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry by Joya Goffney (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302479-3). When Quinn loses her private journal, she is blackmailed into facing a to-do list of her greatest fears—or risk having it exposed on social media. Ages 13 and up.

Hot British Boyfriend by Kristy Boyce (Feb. 9, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-302591-2). Rejected by her crush, Ellie flees the country and joins her school’s trip to England. Ages 13 and up.

Last Chance Books by Kelsey Rodkey (May 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299446-2). A girl’s plan to save her family’s bookstore is hindered by her romance with a competitor. Ages 13 and up.

Love & Other Natural Disasters by Misa Sugiura (June 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299123-2). Willow enlists Nozomi to pose as her new girlfriend to make her ex jealous. Ages 13 and up.

My Contrary Mary by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows (June 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-293004-0). This tale of Mary, Queen of Scots, begins an historical trilogy. Ages 13 and up.

Not My Problem by Ciara Smyth (May 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-295714-6). In this queer coming-of-age story, a slacker inadvertently launches a business as her school’s secret problem-solver. Ages 13 and up.

Once Upon a Quinceañera by Monica Gomez-Hira (Mar. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299683-1). Carmen seeks her own happily-ever-after while playing the role of a party princess as a summer intern. Ages 13 and up.

Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard (May 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287262-3). Corayne learns she is the last member of a dying bloodline, and she alone can save the world. Ages 13 and up.

The River Has Teeth by Erica Waters (July 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-289425-0) explores the consequences of male violence and the lengths women will go to save themselves and those they love. Ages 13 and up.

Sisters of the Snake by Sasha and Sarena Nanua (June 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-298559-0). Twin sisters separated at birth—a street urchin and a princess—switch identities to prevent an upcoming war. Ages 13 and up.

With You All the Way by Cynthia Hand (Mar. 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269319-8). A teen attempts to make the most of the summer—while her peers are falling into bed with people they shouldn’t. Ages 13 and up.

XOXO by Axie Oh (July 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302499-1). A girl is determined to defy the elusive, elite world of K-Pop for her soulmate. Ages 13 and up.

Jay’s Gay Agenda by Jason June (June 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-301515-9). When Jay moves to Seattle from a rural town, he encounters other queer teens for the first time. Ages 14 and up.

The Key to You and Me by Jaye Robin Brown (Apr. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-282458-5). Piper spends the summer training with a former Olympic horseback rider while trying to get over her ex-girlfriend. Ages 14 and up.

Red Wolf by Rachel Vincent (July 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-241162-4) is a high-stakes reimagining of the tale of “Little Red Riding Hood.” Ages 14 and up.

Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart (Apr. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294598-3). In this Jamaican-inspired fantasy, two enemy witches team up to defeat a common enemy. Ages 14 and up.


Dauntless Path by Intisar Khanani offers The Theft of Sunlight (Mar. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-283574-1), ages 13 and up. Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron continues with Reaper of Souls (Feb. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287098-8), ages 13 and up. The Dark Stars trilogy by Danielle Rollins concludes with Dark Stars, Vol. 3 (Mar. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-268000-6), ages 14 and up. Jane Austen Murder Mysteries by Tirzah Price picks up Pride and Premeditation (Mar. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288980-5), ages 14 and up. And Seasons of the Storm by Elle Cosimano wraps up with Seasons of Chaos (June 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-285427-8), ages 14 and up.


Jo Jo Makoons by Dawn Quigley, illus. by Tara Audibert (May 11, $15.99 hardcover, ISBN 978-0-06-301537-1), launches a series about a spunky, self-confident Ojibwe girl. Ages 6–10.

Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids by Cynthia Leitich Smith (Feb. 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286994-4) features the voices of new and veteran Native writers. Ages 8–12.

Healer of the Water Monster by Brian Young (May 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299040-2). In this tale inspired by Navajo beliefs, a boy discovers bravery and boundless love. Ages 8–12.

Sisters of the Neversea by Cynthia Leitich Smith (June 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286997-5). In this take on Peter Pan, Muscogee Creek Lily and English Wendy are stepsisters who find their way back to their family. Ages 8–12.

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Bartali’s Bicycle: The True Story of Gino Bartali, Italy’s Secret Hero by Megan Hoyt, illus. by Iacopo Bruno (Feb. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-290811-7), introduces this cyclist, who was a secret hero during WWII. Ages 4–8.

Q and U Call It Quits by Stef Wade, illus. by Jorge Martin (June 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297068-8), is a tale about these alphabetical best friends. Ages 4–8.

Small Room, Big Dreams: The Journey of Julián and Joaquin Castro by Monica Brown, illus. by Mirelle Ortega (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-298573-6), spotlights these Mexican American twins and their rise in the Democratic party. Ages 4–8.

Zuri Ray Tries Ballet by Tami Charles, illus. by Sharon Sordo (June 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-291489-7). Zuri is hesitant when Jessie asks her to join a ballet camp—but she can’t let her friend down. Ages 4–8.

The Age of Dinosaurs: The Rise and Fall of the World’s Most Remarkable Animals by Steve Brusatte (Mar. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-293017-0) examines what caused dinosaurs to evolve and become extinct. Ages 8–12.

Ahmed Aziz’s Epic Year by Nina Hamza (June 22, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302489-2). After a Muslim Indian boy moves from Hawaii to Minnesota, three books change his life. Ages 8–12.

Both Can Be True by Jules Machias (June 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305389-2). Two kids dealing with identity crises help save a dog that’s about to be euthanized. Ages 8–12.

The Kate in Between by Claire Swinarski (May 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-291270-1). A girl’s heroic act goes viral, catapulting her to the forefront of the antibullying movement. Ages 8–12.

Lily’s Promise by Kathryn Erskine (May 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305815-6). Shy Lily navigates a new school, bullies, friendships, and her promise to her late father. Ages 8–12.

Red, White, and Whole by Rajani LaRocca (Feb. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-304742-6). In this novel-in-verse, an Indian American girl’s world is turned upside-down when her mother is diagnosed with leukemia. Ages 8–12.

The Stars of Whistling Ridge by Cindy Baldwin (June 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-300641-6). Ivy Mae Bloom, an almost-13-year-old with an almost-complete sentence for a name, searches for a forever home. Ages 8–12.

Super Secret Super Spies: Mystery of the All-Seeing Eye by Max Mason (June 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-291569-6) follows a young female inventor who becomes the newest recruit for the world’s oldest secret order—the Illuminati. Ages 8–12.

The Accursed Vampire by Madeline McGrane (July 20, $22.99 hardcover, ISBN 978-0-06-295435-0). Three vampires seeking a magical book land in a Midwestern town where they find witches, vampire-hunting waitresses, and an unexpected sense of belonging. Ages 10 and up.

The Halloween Moon by Joseph Fink (July 20, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302097-9). When Halloween-obsessed Esther goes trick-or-treating for one last year, she discovers that her town is under the thrall of a mysterious presence. Ages 10 and up.

Blackout (June 22, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-308809-2) contains intertwined stories of Black joy by six renowned YA authors: Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, and Nicola Yoon. Ages 13 and up.

The Marvelous Mirza Girls by Sheba Karim (May 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284548-1). Noreen and her mother rely on each other as they navigate family expectations, romantic complications, and culture clashes. Ages 13 and up.

All Kinds of Other by James Sie (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-296249-2). Two boys deal with their individual challenges in this debut coming-of-age love story. Ages 14 and up.

The Bright & the Pale by Jessica Rubinkowski (Mar. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287150-3) opens a Russian folklore-inspired duology about a teen who is one of few survivors of a magical hold that shrouded her village in ice. Ages 14 and up.

Game Changer by Neal Shusterman (Feb. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-199867-6). A football player finds himself in a series of parallel lives that he barely recognizes as his. Ages 14 and up.

Lucy Clark Will Not Apologize by Margo Rabb (May 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-232240-1). Suspended by her prep school, Lucy is tasked with taking care of an elderly woman who shows her how to carpe diem. Ages 14 and up.

Meet Cute Diary by Emery Lee (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-303883-7). A transgender teen must decide if he’s dedicated to romantic formulas or open to unpredictable love after an internet troll attacks his blog. Ages 14 and up.

A Sitting in St. James by Rita Williams-Garcia (May 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-236729-7) tells of a white family and the enslaved people who work for them in 1860 Louisiana. Ages 16 and up.


Yorick and Bones by Jeremy and Hermione Tankard offers Friends by Any Other Name (May 11, $16.99 hardcover, ISBN 978-0-06-285433-9), ages 8–12. And Infinity Cycle by Adam Silvera adds Infinity Reaper (Mar. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288231-8), ages 14 and up.


Are You a Cheeseburger? by Monica Arnaldo (June 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-300394-1). A lonely raccoon and a seed try to determine whether the seed can grow cheeseburgers. Ages 4–8.

Bubbles... Up! by Jacqueline Davies, illus. by Sonia Sanchez Martinez (May 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-283661-8). An everyday visit to the pool transforms into a celebration of the underwater world. Ages 4–8.

Does Earth Feel? by Marc Majewski (Feb. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302153-2) poses 14 questions to encourage active thinking. Ages 4–8.

Principal Tate Is Running Late! by Henry Cole (July 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302574-5). When the principal runs late, how will students keep things going smoothly? Ages 4–8.

When Lola Visits by Michelle Sterling, illus. by Aaron Asis (May 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297285-9), captures the scents, tastes, and traditions of a Filipino American girl’s summer. Ages 4–8.

Chunky by Yehudi Mercado (June 22, $21.99 hardcover, ISBN 978-0-06-297279-8). In this full-color graphic memoir, Mercado draws from his struggle with his weight while growing up in a Mexican Jewish family. Ages 8–12.

Luna Howls at the Moon by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb (June 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-301862-4). A therapy dog and a group of kids have an adventure in Austin, Tex. Ages 8–12.

Mischief and Mayhem #1: Born to Be Bad by Ken Lamug (June 15, $19.99 hardcover, ISBN 978-0-06-297076-3). In this series debut, a dynamic duo falls into villainy after being kicked out of superhero camp. Ages 8–12.

One Jar of Magic by Corey Ann Haydu (Feb. 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-268985-6). Rose believes she is destined to catch more jars of magic than anyone on New Year’s Day—but fails. Ages 8–12.

The Darkness Outside Us by Eliot Schrefer (June 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288828-0). This romantic mystery introduces two boys on a rescue mission aboard a spaceship. Ages 13 and up.

Dragonfly Girl by Marti Leimbach (Feb. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299586-5). A teen who discovers a cure for death learns that knowledge will change—or end—her life. Ages 13 and up.

If You, Then Me by Yvonne Woon (July 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-300864-9). A teen app designer enrolls at an app incubator for tech prodigies. Ages 13 and up.

The (Un)Popular Vote by Jasper Sanchez (June 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302576-9). A transmasculine student runs for student body president against his politician father’s wishes. Ages 14 and up.

Bone Crier’s Dawn by Kathryn Purdie (Mar. 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-279880-0). A girl, her sister, and her true love try to change the rules of the afterlife and break the bonds destined to kill them. Ages 14 and up.

The Box in the Woods by Maureen Johnson (June 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-303260-6). In this standalone novel, Stevie Bell, the heroine of the Truly Devious series, investigates her first mystery outside of Ellingham Academy. Ages 14 and up.

The Initial Insult by Mindy McGinnis (Feb. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-298242-1). When her parents disappeared driving her friend home, Tress lost everything, but now that friend has it all: looks, money, and a secret. Ages 14 and up.

Muse by Brittany Cavallaro (Feb. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284025-7). In this duology debut, a teen living under an American monarchy strives to control her own life as war looms. Ages 14 and up.


Enchanter’s Child by Angie Sage presents Midnight Train (Feb. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287517-4), ages 8–12. Greystone Secrets by Margaret Peterson Haddix gains The Messengers (Apr. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-283843-8), ages 8–12. TBH by Lisa Greenwald adds TBH, I Don’t Want to Say Good-Bye (May 4, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299183-6), ages 8–12. Montague Siblings by Mackenzi Lee concludes with The Nobleman’s Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks (Apr. 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-291601-3), ages 13 and up. And Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala wraps up with The Chariot at Dusk (June 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286927-2), ages 13 and up.

HarperCollins/Tommy Nelson

Grandma Kisses and Hugs by Laura Neutzling, illus. by Cee Biscoe (Mar. 16, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-4002-2375-6),
celebrates the joys of spending time with Grandma. Ages 4–8.

We Belong to Each Other by Liz Marie and Jose Galvan, illus. by Katie Rewse (Mar. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4002-2474-6). A lamb finds a loving home on a farm. Ages 4–8.

Where’d My Giggle Go? by Max Lucado, illus. by Sarah Jennings (Mar. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4002-2067-0). A boy searching for his giggle realizes that the best way to be happy is to help others be happy. Ages 4–8.

Everybody, Always for Kids by Bob Goff and Lindsey Goff Viducich, illus. by Diane Le Feyer (Feb. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4002-2083-0), adapts these inspirational stories for young readers. Ages 6–10.

101 Dude Perfect Tips, Tricks, and Cool Stuff by Dude Perfect and Travis Thrasher (May 12, $28.99, ISBN 978-1-4002-1707-6) provides a behind-the-scenes look at viral sensation Dude Perfect and instructions for do-it-at-home stunts. Ages 8–12.

Anxious for Nothing: Young Readers Edition: Living Above Anxiety and Loneliness by Max Lucado, with Andrea Lucado (June 16, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4002-2954-3) aims to help kids cope with life’s pressures and understand God’s constant presence. Ages 8–12.

A Chance in the World: Young Readers Edition: An Orphan Boy, a Mysterious Past, and How He Found a Place Called Home by Steve Pemberton (Apr. 20, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4002-2514-9), adapts the story of the author, who uncovered the secrets of his origins, discovered inner strength, and built a better future. Ages 8–12.

HarperCollins/Walden Pond

Hollow Chest by Brita Sandstrom (June 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287074-2). In this WWII-era fantasy, a boy braves monsters in order to save his family, his city, and himself. Ages 8–12.

The House That Wasn’t There by Elana K. Arnold (Mar. 30, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-293706-3). Two kids who start off on the wrong foot as new neighbors learn to help each other. Ages 8–12.



Highlights Books of Kindness welcomes We’re Better Together: A Book About Community by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by Ekaterina Trukhan (Feb. 9, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-64472-328-9), ages 2–5. And joining Highlights Hidden Pictures Storybooks is Noah’s Ark by Teresa Bateman, illus. by Laura Huliska-Beith (Feb. 9, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-64472-118-6), ages 3–6.

Holiday House

Bunnies by Gail Gibbons (Feb. 2, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-8234-4851-7). This book about rabbits explains how they came to play a large role in Easter celebrations. Ages up to 3.

Go Be Wonderful! by Donna Gephart, illus. by Francesca Chessa (Mar. 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4511-0), spotlights the unconditional love we have for our little ones. Ages 3–6.

Numbers Everywhere by Linda Leopold Strauss, illus. by Sara Infante (June 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4321-5). Readers look for numerals hidden in the illustrations. Ages 3–6.

Animals! Here We Grow by Shelley Rotner (Mar. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4828-9). Photos of 14 animals introduce the concept of life cycles. Ages 3–7.

Tuesday Is Daddy’s Day by Elliot Kreloff (May 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4891-3). When Mommy picks Becca up on a day that is normally Daddy’s, Becca realizes change can lead to a happy surprise. Ages 3–7.

Amira’s Picture Day by Reem Faruqi, illus. by Fahmida Azim (Apr. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4019-1). Amira is torn between wanting to celebrate Eid festivities and not wanting to miss picture day at school. Ages 4–8.

Lucas at the Paralympics by Igor Plohl, illus. by Urska Stropnik Sonc (June 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4765-7). A trip to the Summer Paralympic Games introduces Lucas—and readers—to para swimming, wheelchair basketball, goalball, and more. Ages 4–8.

Lucas Makes a Comeback by Igor Plohl, illus. by Urska Stropnik Sonc (Apr. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4766-4). In this story based on Plohl’s own experiences, when Lucas falls off a ladder, he damages his spine and can’t use his legs anymore. Ages 4–8.

Marty by Rachel Noble, illus. by Zoey Abbott (July 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4662-9). A Martian fears the worst when his true identity is uncovered, but a new friend helps him. Ages 4–8.

Mighty Reader Makes the Grade by Will Hillenbrand (July 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4499-1). As a big test at school looms, Mighty Reader reminds Lulu how to overcome her fears through reading and “partner power.” Ages 4–8.

The Dirt Book: Poems About Animals That Live Beneath Our Feet by David L. Harrison, illus. by Kate Cosgrove (June 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3861-7), compiles 15 poems about soil—what makes it and who lives in it. Ages 5–9.

Fearless World Traveler: Adventures of Marianne North by Laurie Lawlor, illus. by Becca Stadtlander (May 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3959-1), profiles this self-taught botanical artist and scientist. Ages 6–9.

Daughter of the White Rose by Diane Zahler (Feb. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4607-0). In this story inspired by an historical scandal, a common girl saves a prince trapped in the Tower of London in 1843. Ages 8–12.

Ellie Makes Her Move (Feb. 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4609-4) and Rachel Takes the Lead (July 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4610-0) by Marilyn Kaye launch the Spyglass Sisterhood series in which Ellie discovers a magical spyglass that reveals secrets and brings together an unlikely group of friends. Ages 8–12.

Everywhere Blue by Joanne Rossmassler Fritz (June 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4862-3). Maddie’s older brother’s disappearance uncovers painful secrets that threaten the life her family has always known. Ages 8–12.

Houdini and Me by Dan Gutman (Mar. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4515-8). Harry Mancini, who lives in Harry Houdini’s old New York City home, begins receiving text messages from someone claiming to be the famous escape artist. Ages 8–12.

Six Feet Below Zero by Ena Jones (Apr. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4622-3). Two siblings pretend that their great-grandmother is still alive until her will gets into the right hands. Ages 8–12.

Violet and the Pie of Life by Debra Green (Mar. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4755-8). A math whiz tackles the problems of her parents’ troubled marriage and her own strained friendship. Ages 8–12.

The History of Art in Comics: Prehistory to the Renaissance by Marion Augustin, illus. by Bruno Heitz (July 13, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4645-2). This intro to art history stars two kids and their art-savvy grandfather in Paris. Ages 10 and up.

The Postman from Space: Biker Bandits by Guillaume Perrault (May 18, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4520-2). Bob the postman is chased through space by biker bandits who are after the letter he’s carrying. Ages 10 and up.

Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado (Feb. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4717-6). For Charlie, coming of age as a fat brown girl in a white Connecticut suburb is difficult as she also juggles family and friendship issues. Ages 14 and up.


Yoomi, Friends, and Family by Aram Kim greets Sunday Funday in Koreatown (Mar. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4447-2), ages 3–7. I Like to Read welcomes I Had Ten Hats by David McPhail (July 20, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4859-3) and I Love Insects by Lizzy Rockwell (July 20, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4759-6), ages 4–8. And I Like to Read Comics adds Five Magic Rooms by Laura Knetzger (June 8, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4497-7), A Giant Mess by Jeffrey Ebbeler (Apr. 6, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4639-1), and Spring Cakes by Miranda Harmon (Apr. 6, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4753-4), ages 4–8.

Paul Meisel’s My Tiny Life by Ruby T. Hummingbird (Apr. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4322-2) is a new Nature Diary, ages 4–8. Dear Beast by Dori Hillestad Butler, illus. by Kevan Atteberry, picks up The Pet Parade (Feb. 2, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4493-9), ages 6–9. And joining Mysteries on Zoo Lane by Patricia Reilly Giff, illus. by Abby Carter, is Zebra at the Zoo (Mar. 16, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4668-1), ages 7–10.

Holiday House/Ferguson

Girls and Boys Come Out to Play by Tracey Campbell Pearson (Mar. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4713-8). Mother Goose invites kids to play with nursery rhyme characters. Ages 4–6.

Toasty by Sarah Hwang (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4707-7) introduces Toasty, a piece of bread who wants to be a dog. Ages 4–6.

Deadman’s Castle by Iain Lawrence (Mar. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4655-1). Igor and his family are on the run from a man who is bent on revenge. Ages 9–12.

The Most Perfect Thing in the Universe by Tricia Springstubb (June 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4757-2). A girl must step out of her comfort zone to save her mother, an ornithologist whose arctic expedition has gone wrong. Ages 9–12.

A Place to Hang the Moon by Kate Albus (Feb. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4705-3). Three orphaned siblings evacuated from 1940 London to live in the countryside cling to the secret hope of finding a permanent family. Ages 9–12.

The People We Choose by Katelyn Detweiler (May 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4664-3). Almost 18, Calliope wants to learn the identity of the sperm donor who is her biological father. Ages 14 and up.

Holiday House/Porter

And Then Came Hope by Stephen Savage (May 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4518-9; $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-8234-4970-5). When the boats in the harbor are feeling unwell, all they need is Hope the hospital ship to get back into ship-shape. Ages 3–6.

Hello Moon by Julie Downing (May 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4701-5). As the sun goes to bed, nighttime animals in the forest wake up and say hello to the moon. Ages 4–6.

I Can Make a Train Noise by Michael Emberley, illus. by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick (July 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4496-0). With imagination and a sense of rhythm, a girl transforms a coffee shop into a zooming train. Ages 4–6.

I Want a Boat! by Liz Garton Scanlon, illus. by Kevan Atteberry (June 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4715-2). A spirited girl imagines that a plain box is her magical sailboat. Ages 4–6.

Bear Outside by Jane Yolen, illus. by Jen Corace (Mar. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4613-1). Exploring the many ways she expresses herself, a girl imagines that she wears a bear as her personal protective shell. Ages 4–8.

Breaking Waves: Winslow Homer Paints the Sea by Robert Burleigh, illus. by Wendell Minor (June 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4702-2), follows Homer’s creative process over the course of a year, as he used various blues, grays, browns, and golds to depict the changing sea. Ages 4–8.

Daisy by Jessixa Bagley (Feb. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4650-6). Teased by her classmates, a warthog finds solace in collecting lost and forgotten things. Ages 4–8.

Follow That Frog! by Philip C. Stead, illus. by Matthew Cordell (Feb. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4426-7). When a curiously croaking stranger comes knocking at the door, Aunt Josephine launches into the tale of her lifelong pursuit of a rare giant frog. Ages 4–8.

Happy Springtime! by Kate McMullan, illus. by Sujean Rim (Mar. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4551-6), celebrates the burst of life following the thaw of winter. Ages 4–8.

My Tree by Hope Lim, illus. by Il Sung Na (May 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4338-3). A boy recently arrived from Korea is comforted by a plum tree that reminds him of home. Ages 4–8.

Not Little by Maya Myers, illus. by Hyewon Yum (July 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4619-3). Diminutive Dot stands up to a bully on behalf of an even smaller new classmate. Ages 4–8.

Three by Stephen Michael King (Apr. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4923-1). A three-legged dog follows his nose through the city, to the country, and into the arms of a new friend. Ages 4–8.

Watercress by Andrea Wang, illus. by Jason Chin (Mar. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4624-7). A girl learns more about her heritage and her immigrant parents’ time in China as they collect wild watercress along a roadside. Ages 4–8.

When Grandfather Flew by Patricia MacLachlan, illus by Chris Sheban (July 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4489-2). A man shares his passion for birdwatching with his grandson. Ages 4–8.

Honey Bunny

Oinkree and the Dancing Ant by Diane Kwon (Mar. 23, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-944194-76-5). A shy homebody named Oinkree and a dancing ant forge an unlikely friendship as they tackle a problem using bravery, teamwork, and a little magic. Ages 3 – 8.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

100 Animals by Steve Jenkins (Feb. 23, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-358-10545-9). Cut-paper illustrations introduce animals in this lift-the-flap book. Ages up to 3.

Grow, illus. by Hsulynn Pang (Mar. 23, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-358-45206-5). Pull-tabs transform this celebration of growing into a plant-shaped book. Ages up to 3.

World of Wonder: Tummy Time Book and Growth Chart, illus. by Yas Imamura (Feb. 23, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-328-86621-9), is an accordion book that reverses to a growth chart. Ages 1–3.

Chill, Chomp, Chill! by Chris Ayala-Kronos, illus. by Paco Sordo (July 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-41098-0). Preschooler T. Rex Chomp uses mindfulness to avoid acting out. Ages 4–7.

Clarinet and Trumpet: Book with Shaker by Melanie Ellsworth, illus. by John Herzog (Mar. 30, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-358-10747-7). When a new instrument joins the band, Trumpet and Clarinet’s friendship is tested. Ages 4–7.

Cow Says Meow by Kirsti Call, illus. by Brandon James Scott (Mar. 16, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-358-42334-8). Animals mix up their sounds in this interactive book. Ages 4–7.

Dear Treefrog by Joyce Sidman, illus. by Diana Sudyka (Apr. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-06476-3). After moving into a new home, a lonely girl discovers a treefrog that helps her connect to the natural world. Ages 4–7.

Don’t Say Poop! by Jimmy Matejek-Morris, illus. by Fred Blunt (Apr. 20, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-358-42333-1). Tongue-twisters offer alternative phrases for bodily functions. Ages 4–7.

Duck, Duck, Moose by Mary Sullivan (Mar. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-31349-6). Barnyard pals help the title characters search for their missing friend, Goose. Ages 4–7.

Hip, Hip... Beret! by Melanie Ellsworth, illus. by Morena Forza (Feb. 23, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-358-13728-3). Swept away by the wind, a girl’s beret goes on a journey full of touch-and-feel elements. Ages 4–7.

I’m a Hare, So There! by Julie Rowan-Zoch (Mar. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-12506-8). A hare and a squirrel engage in a battle of wits in this tale about animal lookalikes. Ages 4–7.

Little Bat in Night School by Brian Lies (June 29, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-358-26984-7). Little Bat is excited about his first night at school. Ages 4–7.

Reuse This Book!, illus. by Emma Morris (Mar. 30, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-358-44774-0), introduces the concepts of recycling, resources, Earth science, and conservation. Ages 4–7.

The Shark Book by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page (June 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-56949-3) explores the lives of sharks via cut-paper illustrations. Ages 6–9.

The Deepest Breath by Meg Grehan (Feb. 16, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-35475-8). In this novel-in-verse, a girl seeks to understand the feelings she has for a female friend. Ages 8–12.

An Occasionally Happy Family by Cliff Burke (May 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-32567-3). Theo’s disastrous family vacation ends with the introduction of his father’s girlfriend. Ages 8–12.

Rescue at Lake Wild by Terry Lynn Johnson (Apr. 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-33485-9). After three friends rescue two orphaned beavers, they tackle a local environmental crisis. Ages 8–12.

Winterborne Home for Mayhem and Mystery by Ally Carter (Mar. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-00440-0). The Winterborne orphans unravel additional family secrets in this sequel to Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor. Ages 8–12.

Of a Feather by Dayna Lorentz (Feb. 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-28353-9). With the help of her falconer aunt, Reenie rehabilitates a Great Horned owl in this novel alternating between her and the owl’s points of view. Ages 10–12.

Dustborn by Erin Bowman (Apr. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-24443-1). In this post-apocalyptic Western, Delta of Dead River sets out to rescue her family from a ruthless
dictator. Ages 12 and up.

Fire with Fire by Destiny Soria (June 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-32973-2). Two sister dragon-slayers end up on opposite sides of an impending war. Ages 12 and up.

It Doesn’t Have to Be Awkward: Dealing with Relationships, Consent, and Other Hard-to-Talk-About Stuff by Dr. Drew and Paulina Pinsky (Apr. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-358-39603-1). Dr. Drew and his daughter offer guidance and resources for teens coping with these issues. Ages 12 and up.

Sixteen Scandals by Sophie Jordan (May 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-20621-7). Primrose embarks on a wayward birthday adventure in London with a mysterious hero. Ages 12 and up.

Things That Grow by Meredith Goldstein (Mar. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-77010-3). Honoring her grandmother’s last request, Lori travels to various gardens to scatter her ashes. Ages 12 and up.

The Prison Healer by Lynette Noni (Apr. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-43455-9). In this series debut, a death prison’s healer must save the Rebel Queen in order to win freedom. Ages 12 and up.

The Seventh Raven by David Elliott, illus. by Rovina Cai (Mar. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-25211-5). April seeks to break the curse that turned her brothers into ravens, even if one of them might not wish to be saved. Ages 14 and up.

Some Other Now by Sarah Everett (Feb. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-25186-6). Jessi is caught between two brothers as the trio navigates family, loss, and love over two summers. Ages 14 and up.

These Hollow Vows by Lexi Ryan (July 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-38657-5). Brie must resist seductive princes of two faerie courts and rescue her sister from a sadistic king. Ages 14 and up.


Curious George by H.A. Rey returns in Curious George Wash Your Hands (Apr. 6, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-358-56730-1), ages up to 3; and Curiosity Is... (Apr. 27, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-358-34481-0), ages 4–7. Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle, illus. by Jill McElmurry, revs up with Time for School, Little Blue Truck (June 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-41224-3), ages 4–7. Tow Truck Joe is back in Tow Truck Joe Makes a Splash by June Sobel, illus. by Patrick Corrigan (May 18, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-358-06366-7), ages 4–7. Sydney and Taylor, a skunk and a hedgehog, make their debut in Sydney and Taylor Explore the Whole Wide World by Jacqueline Davies, illus. by Deborah Hocking (Feb. 2, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-358-10631-9), ages 6–9. Wow in the World by Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz, illus. by Jack Teagle, welcomes The How and Wow of the Human Body: From Your Tongue to Your Toes and All the Guts in Between (Mar. 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-358-30663-4), ages 8–12. Ink in the Blood by Kim Smejkal closes with Curse of the Divine (Feb. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-63725-3), ages 14–17. And Amy Tintera’s All These Monsters concludes with All These Warriors (July 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-01241-2), ages 14 and up.


Best Day Ever! by Marilyn Singer, illus. by Leah Nixon (May 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-98783-9). A puppy is having a great day—until her human, who uses a wheelchair, scolds her for being naughty. Ages 4–7.

Hello, Jimmy! by Anna Walker (Feb. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-19358-6). Jack wonders if his father likes his new parrot more than his son. Ages 4–7.

Henry at Home by Megan Maynor, illus. by Alea Marley (June 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-91675-4). Henry learns to play by himself when his big sister starts school. Ages 4–7.

How to Make a Friend by Stephen W. Martin, illus. by Olivia Aserr (July 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-63184-8). A girl’s efforts to build a robot friend go awry when it attempts world domination. Ages 4–7.

Mr. Complain Takes the Train by Wade Bradford, illus. by Stephan Britt (Feb. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-82981-7). After a grumpy fellow boards a train for his vacation in Dullsville, nothing is the way he likes it. Ages 4–7.

Oh Look, a Cake! by J.C. McKee (May 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-38030-6). Sloth and Lemur find a cake and try to decide which of their animal friends to share it with. Ages 4–7.

Once upon a Dragon’s Fire by Beatrice Blue (Mar. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-27242-7). Two kids who set out to stop a fearsome dragon causing a storm discover the unexpected. Ages 4–7.

Secrets of the Sea: The Story of Jeanne Power, Revolutionary Marine Scientist by Evan Griffith, illus. by Joanie Stone (Mar. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-24432-5), is a biography of this woman who pioneered the use of aquariums to study ocean life. Ages 6–9.

Even and Odd by Sarah Beth Durst (June 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-35038-5). With the help of a unicorn, two sisters confront a wizard who is endangering others. Ages 8–12.

The One Thing You’d Save by Linda Sue Park, illus. by Robert Sae-Heng (Mar. 16, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-328-51513-1). In this compilation of linked poems, middle-school students share what they would save if their houses were on fire. Ages 8–12.

World in Between: Based on a True Refugee Story by Kenan Trebincevic and Susan Shapiro (July 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-43987-5) chronicles a Muslim boy’s refugee journey from war-torn Bosnia to the U.S. Ages 8–12.


Greenglass House by Kate Milford greets The Raconteur’s Commonplace Book (Feb. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-46690-7), ages 8–12.


Before They Were Artists: Famous Illustrators as Kids by Elizabeth Haidle (Apr. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-80154-8). This graphic novel anthology focuses on the childhood experiences of such artists as Wanda Gág, Jerry Pinkney, and Maurice Sendak. Ages 8–12.

Paranorthern: And the Chaos Bunny A-Hop-Calypse by Stephanie Cooke, illus. by Mari Costa (July 6, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-358-16899-7; $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-358-16900-0). Can a witch, a wolf-girl, a ghost, and a pumpkinhead save their town from rabid chaos bunnies? Ages 8–12.


Carmen Sandiego Graphic Novels adds The Need for Speed Caper (May 11, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-358-45216-4; $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-358-45215-7). ages 8–12. Click Graphic Novels gains Clash by Kayla Miller (July 6, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-358-24220-8; $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-358-24219-2), ages 8–12. Sherlock Bones returns in Sherlock Bones and the Sea-Creature Feature by Renee Treml (Mar. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-30933-8; $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-358-30939-0), ages 8–12. And Power Up Graphic Novels by
Sam Nisson, illus. by Darnell Johnson, unfolding online and IRL, kicks off with Power Up (Feb. 23, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-358-32571-0; paper, ISBN 978-0-358-32565-9), ages 9–12.


How to Wear a Sari by Darshana Khiani, illus. by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff (June 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-63520-4). What happens when a fashionable girl sets out to prove she’s a grown-up by putting on a sari? Ages 4–7.

Your Mama by Nonieqa Ramos, illus. by Jacqueline Alcántara (Apr. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-63188-6), celebrates mothers with sweet twists on age-old “yo’ mama” jokes. Ages 4–7.

The Year I Flew Away by Marie Arnold (Feb. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-27275-5). After she moves to Brooklyn, a Haitian girl tries to be the perfect American with a witch’s help. Ages 8–12.


El Toro and Friends by Raúl the Third, featuring two Mexcican wrestling friends, debuts with Tag Team (Apr. 13, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-358-38039-9) and Training Day (Apr. 13, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-358-38038-2), ages 4–7.

Inhabit Media

Grandfather Bowhead, Tell Me a Story by Aviaq Johnston, illus. by Tamara Campeau (Apr. 6, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-297-0). A bowhead whale recounts to his grandchild calf the things he has witnessed. Ages up to 3.


Animals Illustrated welcomes Wolverine by Allen Niptanatiak, illus. by Patricia Ann Lewis-MacDougall (June 8, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-298-7), ages 5–7.


Counting Down with You by Tashie Bhuiyan (May 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-20997-9). While her parents are away, a Bangladeshi American teen fake-dates her school’s bad boy. Ages 14 and up.

Five Ways to Fall Out of Love by Emily Martin (Mar. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-14795-0). A jilted teen sets out to prove that love doesn’t last. Ages 14 and up.

The Flipside of Perfect by Liz Reinhardt (Apr. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-47044-7). A teen living different lives during the school year and the summer faces her imperfections when her sister upends her plans. Ages 14 and up.

The Right Side of Reckless by Whitney D. Grandison (July 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-40248-6). Guillermo, a troubled teen on parole, must resist the girl he’s forbidden to date. Ages 14 and up.

Sing Me Forgotten by Jessica S. Olson (Mar. 9, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-335-14794-3). This gender-bent retelling of The Phantom of the Opera stars a teen who can alter memories when people sing. Ages 14 and up.

These Feathered Flames by Alexandra Overy (Apr. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-14796-7). In this duology debut, twin princesses must learn who they can trust after their mother’s mysterious death. Ages 14 and up.

This Golden Flame by Emily Victoria (Feb. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-08027-1). Forced to serve her country’s ruling scribes, an orphan tries to find her lost brother and discover the secret behind long-dormant automatons. Ages 14 and up.

The Witch King by H.E. Edgmon (June 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-21279-5). A trans witch must choose between freedom and saving a kingdom when his estranged royal fae fiancé tracks him down. Ages 14 and up.


Grace and Glory (June 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-335-21278-8) concludes The Harbinger by Jennifer L. Armentrout, ages 14 and up. And Iron Fey: Evenfall by Julie Kagawa begins with The Iron Raven (Feb. 9, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-335-09176-5), ages 14 and up.

Insight Comics

Scoop: Buried Leads by Richard Ashley Hamilton, illus. by Pablo Andrés and Kike Diaz (Feb. 15, paper, $17.99, ISBN 978-16838-3630-8). When a hometown hero is charged with murder, teenage investigator Sophie Cooper dives into the investigation, balancing her internship, her upcoming quinceñera, and the drama of high school with the case. Ages 8–12.

Insight Editions/Earth Aware Kids

Escape the Mummy’s Tomb by Philip Steele (Mar. 23, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-6818-8549-0). This first in a series of choose-your-own-adventure style books is set in 1300 BCE in the Valley of the Kings. Ages 8–12.

The Extraordinary Book That Eats Itself by Susan Hayes and Penny Arlon, illus. by Pintachan (Mar. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-6818-8547-6), offers dozens of eco-projects to inspire kids to think more about our planet. Ages 8–12.

Insight Kids

Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Straight to the Castle, illus. by Erin Hunting (Feb. 2, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-6838-3972-9). This interactive board book inspired by the film teaches preschoolers the difference between up and down and left and right. Ages up to 2.

Godzilla vs. Kong: Sometimes Friends Fight: (But They Always Make Up), illus. by Carol Herring (Apr. 6, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-6472-2174-4), shows how small misunderstandings can blossom into enormous conflicts. Ages 2 and up.

Disney Villains: Portrait of Evil by Pat Shand, illus. by Justin Hernandez (Jul. 20, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-6472-2058-7). This grimoire collects the deepest secrets and darkest spells of Disney villains such as Maleficent, Cruella de Vil, Ursula, Mother Gothel, and Prince Hans. Ages 8–12

DC Comics: Exploring Gotham City by Matthew K. Manning, illus. by MUTI (Mar. 16, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-6472-2061-7), takes readers on a journey through the crime-riddled city. Ages 8 and up.

Harry Potter: Exploring Diagon Alley, illus. by MUTI (Mar. 9, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-683-83967-5), offers a tour of this magical street, as seen in the Harry Potter films. Ages 8 and up.

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Big Questions for Little People adds Space and Animals by Clare Philip (Jul. 6, $19.99, paper, ISBN 978-1-6818-8771-5; ISBN 978-1-6818-8770-8), ages 6 and up. The Magnificents gains The Magnificent Book of Horses and The Magnificent Book of Birds by Tom Jackson and Diana Ferguson, illus. by Simon Mendez and Val Walerczuk (June 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-6818-8769-2; ISBN 978-1-6818-8768-5), ages 7 and up. And the American Girl Cookbook series whips up American Girl Tea Party Cookbook (June 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-6818-8759-3), ages 8–12.

Iron Circus

The Sea in You by Jessi Sheron (July 6, $15 paper, ISBN 978-1-945820-56-4) reimagines “The Little Mermaid” through a dark fantasy lens. 8–12.

The Crossroads at Midnight by Abby Howard (Feb. 23, $18 paper, ISBN 978-1-945820-68-7). The protagonists of these horror tales rely on the supernatural to find connection and camaraderie. Ages 13 and up.

Julian in Purgatory by Jon Allen (Feb. 9, $15 paper, ISBN 978-1-945820-74-8). Hapless drug addict and mayor’s son Julian runs into trouble with local dealers after his girlfriend kicks him out. Ages 13 and up.


Cautionary Fables and Fairytales delivers The Nightmarchers and Other Oceanian Tales, edited by Kate Ashwin et al. (Apr. 20, $15 paper, ISBN 978-1-945820-79-3), ages 8–12.

Jumping Cow

Cows Can’t Jump by Dave Reisman, illus. by Jason A. Maas (Feb. 16, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-9801433-0-0). Proud of their special skills and aware that they can’t do everything, animals focus on what they do best. Ages 2–5.

Just Us

Papa’s Free Day Party by Marilyn Nelson, illus. by Wayne Anthony Still (Apr. 20, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-940975-72-9). Johnnie wants to celebrate Papa’s birthday and can’t understand why Papa doesn’t know when that special day is. Ages 5–8.


Not So Fast, Max: A Rosh Hashanah Visit with Grandma by Annette Schottenfeld, illus. by Jennifer Kirkham (Mar. 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-7350875-1-1). Children pick apples for a special Rosh Hashanah treat in this story that includes recipes for the holiday. Ages 4–11.

Sarah’s Solo by Tracy Brown, illus. by Paula Wegman (Mar. 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-7350875-0-4). Though disappointed that she must miss her recital, Sarah discovers the beauty of Jewish customs and music at her cousin’s wedding. Ages 4–11.

Soosie, The Horse That Saved Shabbat by Tami Lehman-Wilzig (Mar. 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-9988527-7-5). On Shabbat, Jacob’s horse Soosie finds a way to deliver challah to their Jerusalem neighbors when the boy falls ill. Ages 4–11.

Kane Miller

Baby Bear (Mar. 1, $4.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-189-5) and Baby Duckling (Mar. 1, $4.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-190-1) by Susie Brooks, illus. by Sally Payne. These books about forest animals feature die-cut windows. Ages up to 3.

Hooray, It’s Garbage Day! by Eric Ode, illus. by Gareth Llewhellin (Mar. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-114-7). Neighborhood children herald the garbage truck’s arrival. Ages 2–5.

The Sound of My Heart by Emily Bannister (Mar. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-188-8). When a bunny has trouble sleeping amid all the strange noises outside, his mother quiets his fears. Ages 2–5.

Never Show a T. Rex a Book by Rashmi Sirdeshpande, illus. by Diane Ewen (Mar. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-159-8). A girl teaches her enthusiastic T. rex to read. Ages 2–6.

My Pet (Not Yours) by Ben Sanders (Mar. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-085-0). Lento the sloth and sly Fox compete to be the owner of a new pet. Ages 3–6.

Say Hello to Baby by Smriti Prasadam-Halls, illus. by Britta Teckentrup (Mar. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-142-0), is a guide for brothers and sisters who are welcoming a new baby. Ages 3–6.

Soon by Libby Gleeson, illus. by Jedda Robaard (Mar. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-211-3). Helping her mother prepare, Little Mouse repeatedly asks when the new baby will arrive. Ages 3–6.

Extraordinary! by Penny Harrison, illus. by Katie Wilson (Mar. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-144-4), celebrates the everyday moments that make life extraordinary. Ages 4–8.

Luna Loves Art by Joseph Coelho, illus. by Fiona Lumbers (Mar. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-046-1). On a trip to a gallery, two classmates learn about different kinds of art and families. Ages 4–8.

The Perfect Fit by Naomi Jones, illus. by James Jones (Mar. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-141-3). Triangle doesn’t fit with the circles, so she sets off to find other triangles, but realizes playtime is more fun with all different shapes. Ages 4–8.

Santa Post by Emma Yarlett (Mar. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-196-3). When a damaged letter to Santa arrives late, he recruits his North Pole pals to help him find a perfect gift. Ages 4–8.

The Tale of the Valiant Ninja Frog by Alastair Chisholm and Jez Tuya (Mar. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-179-6). On a camping trip, a father and his children make up a story about a ninja frog who saves the day. Ages 4–8.

All Kinds of Animal Families by Sophy Henn (Mar. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-191-8) showcases the diversity of animal family life. Ages 5–8.

365 Words Everyone Should Know by Lauren Holowaty and Martina Motzo (Mar. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-208-3) explains the origins of various words and offers tips for remembering their spellings and meanings. Ages 9–12.


Tummy Time by Susie Brooks, illus. by Sally Payne, greets Farmyard (Mar. 1, $16.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-140-6) and Woodland (Mar. 1, $16.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-139-0), ages up to 2. Nibbles by Emma Yarlett adds Colors (Mar. 1, $11.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-138-3), ages 1–3. First-Time Feelings by Michael Buxton offers Different! (Mar. 1, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-121-5) and Worry! (Mar. 1, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-122-2), ages 3–6. Keeping Things Going (Mar. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-056-0) and Keeping Us Healthy (Mar. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-057-7) join Family Heroes by Harriet Evans, illus. by Fontini Tikkou, ages 3–7. And Millie-Mae stars in Millie-Mae Loves to Play (Mar. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-212-0) and Millie-Mae Through the Seasons (Mar. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-213-7) by Natalie Marshall, ages 3–7.

Mr. Roscoe returns in Monsieur Roscoe on Vacation (Mar. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-180-2) and Señor Roscoe on Vacation (Mar. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-181-9) by Jim Field, ages 3–7. The Wrong Fairy Tale by Tracey Turner, illus. by Summer Maçon, opens with Goldilocks and the Three Little Pigs (Mar. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-160-4) and Jack and the Three Bears (Mar. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-161-1), ages 3–7. Yoga Animals picks up At the Seashore by Christiane Kerr and Jason Hook, illus. by Julia Green (Mar. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-169-7), ages 3–7. Billie B. Brown by Sally Rippin, illus. by Aki Fukuoka, gains The Bully Buster (Mar. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-132-1) and The Missing Tooth (Mar. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-131-4), ages 4–7. Billie B. Brown and Hey Jack!, a dual adventure series by Rippin, illus. by Fukuoka, launches with The Book Buddies (Mar. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-135-2), ages 4–7. And Rippin’s Hey Jack!, illus. by Stephanie Spartels, welcomes The Extra-special Group (Mar. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-133-8) and The Star of the Week (Mar. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-134-5), ages 4–7.

My Secret World by Tamara Macfarlane and Ellie Wharton adds My Secret World of Mermaids, illus. by Paula Franco (Mar. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-150-5); and My Secret World of Unicorns, illus. by Ciara Ní Dhuinn (Mar. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-149-9), ages 4–8. Hotel Flamingo by Alex Milway checks in with Carnival Caper (Mar. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-128-4), Fabulous Feast (Mar. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-129-1), Holiday Heat Wave (Mar. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-127-7), and Hotel Flamingo (Mar. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-126-0), ages 6–9. And Vlad, the World’s Worst Vampire stars in Fang-tastic Friends (Mar. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-164-2), Midnight Fright (Mar. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-165-9), Spook-tacular Surprise (Mar. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-166-6), and Vlad, the World’s Worst Vampire (Mar. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-163-5) by Anna Wilson, illus. by Kathryn Durst, ages 6–9.

All-Stars professional sports stats scores Baseball All-Stars (Mar. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-136-9) and Football All-Stars (Mar. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-137-6), ages 7–11. And joining Extraordinary Lives are: The Extraordinary Life of Amelia Earhart by Sheila Kanani, illus. by Rachel Corcoran (Mar. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-198-7); The Extraordinary Life of Mahatma Gandhi by Chitra Soundar, illus. by Dália Adillon (Mar. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-202-1); The Extraordinary Life of Mary Seacole by Naida Redgrave, illus. by Alleanna Harris (Mar. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-201-4); The Extraordinary Life of Nelson Mandela by E.L. Norry (Mar. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-199-4) and The Extraordinary Life of Serena Williams by Shelina Janmohamed (Mar. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-197-0), both illus. by Ashley Evans; and The Extraordinary Life of Steve Jobs by Craig Barr-Green, illus. by Sileni Perera (Mar. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-200-7), ages 7–11.

That’s a Job? rolls on with I Like Art... What Jobs Are There? by Susie Hodge, illus. by Elise Gaignet (Mar. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-168-0); I Like Space... What Jobs Are There? by Steve Martin, illus. by Tom Woolley (Mar. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-167-3); and I Like the Outdoors... What Jobs Are There? by Carron Brown, illus. by Roberto Blefari (Mar. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-089-8), ages 7–11. Spy adventure series Kensy and Max by Jacqueline Harvey debuts with Breaking News (Mar. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-61067-992-3), Disappearing Act (Mar. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-61067-993-0), Out of Sight (Mar. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-61067-995-4), and Undercover (Mar. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-61067-994-7), ages 8–12. And The Curious World of Kitchen Science dishes up The Math of a Milkshake by Katie Steckles (Mar. 1, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-061-4) and The Physics of Popcorn by Aidan Randle-Conde (Mar. 1, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-060-7), ages 12–14.


Rah! Rah! Mujadara by Jamie Kiffel-Alcheh, illus. by Claudine Gévry (Mar. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5415-8500-3). A diverse group of Israeli children taste a variety of foods. Ages 1–4.

And a Cat from Carmel Market by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Rotem Teplow (Apr. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-8670-3). When Bubbe goes to the outdoor Carmel Market in Tel Aviv to shop for Shabbat, hungry stray cats follow her home. Ages 4–8.

An Egg for Shabbat by Mirik Snir, illus. by Eleyor Snir (Mar. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-9664-1). Ben comes home from the chicken pen with an egg each day—until Shabbat morning. Ages 4–8.

A Rainy Day Story by Ruth Calderon, illus. by Noa Kelner (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-6038-3), recounts the tale of Rabbi Hanina, who feels selfish when he complains about the cold rain that is needed by the parched earth. Ages 4–8.

The Great Passover Escape by Pamela Moritz, illus. by Florence Weiser (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-8897-4). An elephant and a kangaroo search for a way to escape the Biblical Zoo to attend a Passover seder. Ages 4–9.

Matzah Craze by Jamie Kiffel-Alcheh, illus. by Lauren Gallegos (Feb. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-8668-0). Noa brings Passover foods to school to share with her friends. Ages 4–9.

The Upside-Down Boy and the Israeli Prime Minister by Sherri Mandell, illus. by Robert Dunn (Apr. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-3470-4). A field trip to the Israeli Prime Minister’s house goes awry when Daniel is unable to contain his upside-down tendencies. Ages 4–9.

The Singer and the Scientist by Lisa Rose, illus. by Isabel Muñoz (Apr. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7609-4). When African American singer Marian Anderson is turned away from a hotel in 1937 because of her race, Albert Einstein invites her to stay at his house. Ages 5–11.

Natan Sharansky: Freedom Fighter for Soviet Jews by Blake Hoena, illus. by Daniele Dickmann (May 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-8899-8), is a graphic biography of “refusenik” and human rights activist Sharansky. Ages 8–11.

37 Days at Sea: Aboard the M.S. St. Louis, 1939 by Barbara Krasner (May 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7912-5). This novel-in-verse recounts the ocean journey of a 12-year-old Jewish refugee traveling from Europe to the U.S. in 1939. Ages 8–13.

The Woodcarver’s Daughter by Yona Zeldis McDonough, illus. by Kaja Kajfez (Apr. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-8667-3). After a pogrom forces her Russian Jewish family to flee their homeland for America, Batya hopes to become a woodcarver like her father. Ages 8–13.

Kids Can

1, 2, 3, Off to School! by Marianne Dubuc (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0656-3). Pom visits animal friends’ schools and learns what wonderful things kindergartners do. Ages 3–7.

The Collectors by Alice Feagan (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0204-6). Two girls search the forest for something to complete their collection of natural wonders. Ages 3–7.

Roar-Chestra! A Wild Story of Musical Words by Robert Heidbreder, illus. by Dusan Petricic (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0274-9). A conductor and his animal orchestra introduce musical terms. Ages 3–7.

Sloth and Squirrel in a Pickle by Cathy Ballou Mealey, illus. by Kelly Collier (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0238-1). Pals get jobs as pickle packers to earn money for a new bike. Ages 3–7.

Arnold the Super-Ish Hero by Heather Tekavec, illus. by Guillaume Perreault (June 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0309-8). Working at his family’s superhero business, Arnold despairs that he has no superpower. Ages 4–7.

Poem in My Pocket by Chris Tougas, illus. by Josée Bisaillon (June 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0145-2). A girl’s pride in the poem she’s written turns to frustration when the wind whisks it away, mingling the words in the air. Ages 4–7.

This Is a Dog Book! by Judith Henderson, illus. by Julien Chung (June 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0493-4). A bunny who desperately wants to be in a dog book demonstrates his canine credentials. Ages 4–7.

Wingmaker by Dave Cameron, illus. by David Huyck (June 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0237-4). Caterpillar Gramma Tinker shows young ants her latest invention. Ages 4–7.

Napoleon vs. the Bunnies by J.F. Fox, illus. by Anna Kwan (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0202-2). Napoleon Bonaparte faces an army of a fluffy sort in this retelling of an actual event. Ages 5–8.

Sakamoto’s Swim Club: How a Teacher Led an Unlikely Team to Victory by Julie Abery, illus. by Chris Sasaki (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0031-8), tells how a 1930s coach took his team from swimming in Maui plantation ditches to competing in the Olympics. Ages 5–8.

Sounds All Around: The Science of How Sound Works by Susan Hughes, illus. by Ellen Rooney (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0250-3), introduces the science of sound. Ages 5–8.

That’s No Dino! Or Is It? What Makes a Dinosaur a Dinosaur by Helaine Becker, illus. by Marie-Ève Tremblay (June 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0023-3), showcases 10 prehistoric animals that look like dinosaurs but are missing key characteristics. Ages 6–9.

Extremely Gross Animals: Stinky, Slimy and Strange Animal Adaptations by Claire Eamer (June 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0337-1) describes how species’ repulsive habits help them thrive. Ages 7–10.

Her Epic Adventure: 25 Daring Women Who Inspire a Life Less Ordinary by Julia de Laurentiis Johnston, illus. by Salini Perera (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0110-0), profiles individuals who defied expectations and made their mark on history. Ages 8–12.

Mad for Ads: How Advertising Gets (and Stays) in Our Heads by Erica Fyvie, illus. by Ian Turner (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0131-5), offers a behind-the-scenes look at advertising and its influence. Ages 10–12.


Exploring Our Community welcomes See Where We Come From! A First Book of Family Heritage by Scot Ritchie (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0497-2), ages 4–8. Burt the Beetle stars in Burt the Beetle Doesn’t Bite! by Ashley Spires (June 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0146-9), ages 5–8. Young entrepreneur Wednesday Wilson debuts in Wednesday Wilson Gets Down to Business by Bree Galbraith, illus. by Morgan Goble (June 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0327-2), ages 6–9. And CitizenKid picks up Walking for Water: How One Boy Stood Up for Gender Equality by Susan Hughes, illus. by Nicole Miles (June 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0249-7), ages 7–10.


Rapunzel: An Islamic Tale by Fawzia Gilani, illus. by Sarah Nesti Willard (July 1, $14, ISBN 978-0-86037-734-4). A hard-hearted woman takes the woodcutter’s baby daughter as payment for a few leaves and raises her as her own. Ages 5–8.



Ten Minutes to Bed continues with Little Mermaid by Rhiannon Fielding, illus. by Chris Chatterton (May 4, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-241-50231-0), ages 3–6.


Coyote’s Soundbite: A Poem for Our Planet by John Agard, illus. by Piet Grobler (Apr. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-911373-73-5). A smooth-talking Coyote comes up with a plan to leave a lasting legacy for our planet. Ages 5–8.

Sunday Rain by Rosie J. Pova, illus. by Amariah Rauscher (Mar. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-911373-97-1). Elliott overcomes his fears of meeting new people by going outside to play in the puddles with his neighbors. Ages 5–8.

Anita and the Dragons by Hannah Carmona, illus. by Anna Cunha (Apr. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-911373-63-6). A princess refuses to let the dragons in her Dominican village scare her as she embarks on new adventures. Ages 7–9.

Escape: One Day We Had to Run... by Ming and Wah, illus. by Carmen Vela (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-911373-81-0), features true stories of courageous people around the world who have fled their homes in search of freedom. Ages 7–11.


My Shadow Is Pink by Scott Stuart (Apr. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-6487287-5-7) explores gender expression, self-acceptance, equality, and diversity through the story of a boy who likes things that some people say are “not for boys.” Ages 5–7.


Taking Care of Me: Healthy Habits with Sesame Street by Mari Schuh (Feb. 2, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7284-2387-6) introduces good choices kids can make every day. Ages 4–8.

Parents Here and There: A Kid’s Guide to Deployment by Marie-Therese Miller (Apr. 6, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7284-2386-9) discusses ways that children can cope with missing their deployed parents. Ages 4–9.

Crayola STEAM Teams: Creativity, Innovation, and Teamwork by Kevin Kurtz (Mar. 2, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7284-2384-5) examines how teams use STEAM to solve problems. Ages 7–11.

Hack Your Kitchen: Discover a World of Food Fun with Science Buddies by Niki Ahrens (Feb. 2, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7284-2385-2) explores scientific principles and properties through kitchen tools and ingredients. Ages 7–11.

Crayola Art of Coding: A Cele-bration of Creative Mindsets by Kiki Prottsman (Mar. 2, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7284-2383-8) details the basics of computational thinking and coding. Ages 8–12.

Reinventing Invention: A Crayola Guide to Innovation by Jennifer Boothroyd (Mar. 2, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7284-2382-1) reveals the stories behind such inventions as the gas mask and the Super Soaker. Ages 8–12.


Rissy No Kissies by Katey Howes, illus. by Jess Engle (Mar. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-9798-3). This tale of a lovebird who does not like kisses introduces the concept of body autonomy and consent. Ages 4–9.

Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre by Carole Boston Weatherford, illus. by Floyd Cooper (Feb. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-8120-3). This history of African Americans in Tulsa’s Greenwood district details a white mob’s 1921 attack on the Black community. Ages 8–12.

My Ex-Imaginary Friend by Jimmy Matejek-Morris (Feb. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-9699-3). Jack thinks he’s outgrown his imaginary friend, until a family crisis leads him to believe that his pal can help him pull his life together. Ages 9–12.


Jane Doe Chronicles by Jeremy Lachlan issues Jane Doe and the Key of All Souls (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-3922-8), ages 10–14.

Lerner/Carolrhoda Lab

The Secret Life of Kitty Granger by G.D. Falksen (Mar. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-9796-9). In 1967 London, a working-class girl on the autism spectrum is recruited to spy for the British government. Ages 11 and up.

Lerner/Graphic Universe

The Hunt Is On by Nie Jun (Mar. 2, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7284-2021-9) launches the Seekers of the Aweto series about two brothers hunting a rare plantlike treasure along the Silk Road. Ages 12 and up.

Brontë by Manuela Santoni (May 4, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7284-1290-0) depicts the lives of legendary 19th-century writers Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë. Ages 13 and up.

The Spy Who Raised Me by Ted Anderson, illus. by Gianna Meola (Apr. 6, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7284-1291-7). Josie discovers that her spy mother has secretly programmed her to be a special operative. Ages 13 and up.


Super Potato by Artur Laperla adds Super Potato Gets Buff (Feb. 2, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7284-2022-6), ages 7–11. The Wolf in Underpants by Wilfrid Lupano, illus. by Mayana Itoïz and Paul Cauuet, issues The Wolf in Underpants at Full Speed (Mar. 2, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7284-2023-3), ages 7–11. And A House Divided by Haiko Hörnig, illus. by Marius Pawlitza, welcomes The Winter of Walking Stone (Apr. 6, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7284-2014-1), ages 12 and up.


Beyond: Discoveries from the Outer Reaches of Space by Miranda Paul, illus. by Sija Hong (Apr. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7756-5). This poem introduces readers to the marvels of interstellar space. Ages 5–9.

How to Build an Insect by Roberta Gibson, illus. by Anne Lambelet (Apr. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7811-1), examines insect anatomy. Ages 5–9.

Germs Up Close by Sara Levine (Apr. 6, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7284-3673-9) offers scientific info on bacteria, protozoa, fungi, and viruses. Ages 5–10.

Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer by Traci Sorell, illus. by Natasha Donovan (Mar. 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7914-9), spotlights Ross, who designed classified projects for Lockheed as the company’s first female engineer. Ages 7–11.

The Floating Field: How a Group of Thai Boys Built Their Own Soccer Field by Scott Riley, illus. by Nguyen Quang and Kim Lien (Mar. 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7915-6). Watching the World Cup on TV inspires Thai boys to form their own team and build a floating field on their tiny island. Ages 7–11.


#MeToo and You: Everything You Need to Know About Consent, Boundaries, and More by Halley Bondy (Feb. 2, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5415-8159-3) explores the nuances of emotions, comfort, and discomfort in sexually charged and emotionally abusive situations. Ages 11 and up.

No Way, They Were Gay? Hidden Lives and Secret Loves by Lee Wind (Apr. 6, $18.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5415-8162-3) examines letters, poems, and more to illuminate the lives and loves of historical figures. Ages 11 and up.

Billie Eilish, the Unofficial Biography: From E-Girl to Icon by Adrian Besley (Feb. 2, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7284-2417-0) profiles this Grammy-winning pop singer. Ages 13 and up.

When Dogs Heal: Powerful Stories of People Living with HIV and the Dogs That Saved Them by Jesse Freidin et al. (Mar. 2, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5415-8676-5), focuses on people who are thriving thanks to the compassion and unconditional love of their dogs. Ages 13 and up.

Levine Querido

The Big House and the Little House by Yoshi Ueno, illus. by Emiko Fujishima ($17.99, Mar. 9, 978-1-64614-049-7). A friendship develops between a shy bear and a timid mouse who live on the same road. Ages 4–7.

Shy Willow by Cat Min (Feb. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-164614-0350). A very shy rabbit ventures out in the world to deliver a birthday wish from a small boy to the moon. Ages 4–7.

Osnat and Her Dove: The True Story of The World's First Female Rabbi by Sigal Samuel, illus. by Vali Mintzi (Feb. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-037-4), tells the true, little-known story of a girl in 17th-century Kurdistan who grew up to be the first female rabbi. Ages 4–8.

What Ollie Saw by Joukje Akveld, illus. by Sieb Posthuma ($14.99, Apr. 6, ISBN 978-1-64614-039-8), starring a pig who prefers to see the world as he imagines it to be, rather than as it is. Ages 5–9.

Popcorn Bob by Maranke Rinck, illus. by Martijn van der Linden ($14.99, Apr. 20, ISBN 978-1-64614-040-4), kicks off a chapter book series in which a popcorn-loving kid has misadventures with a magical un-popped kernel that turns into a little man with arms, legs, and a cowboy hat. Ages 7–12.

Dawn Raid by Pauline Vaeluaga Smith, illus. by Mat Hunkin ($17.99, Mar. 2, ISBN 978-1-64614-041-1). Told through 12-year-old Sofia's diary entries, this story shows how one ordinary New Zealand girl learned how to stand up and fight. Ages 8–12.

Alien Nation by Sandro Bassi ($17.99, Apr. 13, ISBN 978-1-64614-038-1) is a wordless adventure depicting an unforgettable subway ride in an alien world. Ages 8 and up.

The Sea-Ringed World: Sacred Stories of the Americas by María García Esperón, illus. by Amanda Mijangos, and trans. by David Bowles (Feb. 23, $21.99, ISBN 978-164614-15-2), is a collection of stories from nations and cultures across our two continents—the Sea-Ringed World, as the Aztecs called it—from the edge of Argentina all the way up to Alaska. Ages 8 and up.

The Stolen Prince of Cloudburst by Jaclyn Moriarty ($17.99, Mar. 16, 978-1-64614-076-3, Ages 10-14). How can Esther, who is neither talented like her sisters nor an adventurer like her cousin, save her family, her school, and possibly her entire world? Ages 10–14.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians but Were Afraid to Ask (Young Reader's Edition) by Anton Treuer ($18.99, Apr. 6, ISBN 978-1-64614-045-9) is an essential book of questions and answers for Native and non-Native young readers alike. Ages 12 and up.

The Immortal Boy by Francisco Montaña Ibáñez, trans. by David Bowles. ($17.99, Mar. 9, ISBN 978-1-64614-044-2). This YA novel presents two intertwining stories of Bogotá: one of a family of five children left on their own, and the other of a girl in an orphanage who will do anything to befriend the mysterious Immortal Boy. Ages 12 and up.

Middletown by Sarah Moon ($17.99, Apr. 6, ISBN 978-1-64614-042-8). Eighth grader Eli, who is in love with her closest girl friend, is also facing a family crisis at home in this YA contemporary novel. Ages 12 and up.

Lil’ Libros

The Life of/La vida de Dolores by Patty Rodriguez and Ariana Stein, illus.by Citlali Reyes (Mar. 2, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-947971-58-5) introduces civil rights activist Dolores Huerta, in both English and Spanish. Ages up to 5.

Loteria More First Words/Más primeras palabras by Patty Rodriguez and Ariana Stein, illus. by Citlali Reyes (Mar. 2, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-947971-56-1), presents 10 bilingual words to help kids use their motor skills for memory, matching, and vocabulary. Ages up to 5.

Bilingual Series

Vámonos by Patty Rodriguez and Ariana Stein, illus. by Ana Godinez, offers Vámonos a Antigua (Mar. 2, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-947971-62-2), Vámonos a Bogotá (Mar. 2, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-947971-61-5), and Vámonos a Panama City (Mar. 2, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-947971-63-9), ages up to 5.

Little Bee

Graduation Groove by Kathryn Heling and Deborah Hembrook, illus. by Addy Rivera Sonda (Mar. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1065-3), celebrates what makes kindergarten great. Ages 3–6.

Grandad’s Camper by Harry Woodgate (Apr. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1193-3). After a death in the family, a girl plots to get her grandfather excited about exploring again. Ages 3–6.

Books by Horseback: A Librarian’s Brave Journey to Deliver Books to Children by Emma Carlson Berne (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1173-5). In Depression-era Kentucky, a Pack Horse Librarian brings books to kids. Ages 4–8.

Halal Hot Dogs by Susannah Aziz (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1157-5). Musa has an idea for his special treat after Jummah prayer on Friday, but things go awry. Ages 4–8.

Prince & Knight: Tale of the Shadow King by Daniel Haack, illus. by Stevie Lewis (Apr. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1121-6). In this follow-up to Prince & Knight, the titular heroes are happily married, until darkness descends and they must stop the Shadow King in order to restore their happiness. Ages 4–8.

Two Grooms on a Cake: The Story of America’s First Gay Wedding by Rob Sanders, illus. by Robbie Cathro (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0956-5), recounts Jack Baker and Michael McConnell’s marriage 50 years ago. Ages 6–9.


Crunchy Board Books adds Dragon Dinner (May 4, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4998-1207-7), ages 3–5. Little Olympians issues Zeus, God of Thunder by O.G. Legend, illus. by Anjan Sarkar (June 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1148-3), ages 4–8. And Escape from... by Mary Kay Carson debuts with Escape from... the Titanic (Mar. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1166-7), ages 8–10.

Little Bee/Buzzpop


Archie returns in I Learned Everything I Know from Archie (Mar. 2, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4998-1177-3), ages 2–5. And Nature Cat offers Breezy Rider by Sandra Lawrence and Spiffy Entertainment (Mar. 16, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4998-1094-3) and The Ocean Commotion by Spiffy Entertainment (July 6, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1221-3), ages 4–8.

Little Bee/Yellow Jacket

Much Ado About Baseball by Rajani LaRocca (June 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1101-8). Math, baseball, and snacks cause calamity for Trish as she acclimates to her new town. Ages 8–12.

The Thieving Collectors of Fine Children’s Books by Adam Perry (Mar. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1124-7). After stealing the wrong book, Oliver must travel through a virtual reality and battle a dark sorcerer. Ages 9–12.

Murder on the Baltimore Express: The Plot to Keep Abraham Lincoln from Becoming President by Suzanne Jurmain (Apr. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1044-8) tells how detective Allen Pinkerton uncovered a plot to murder Lincoln and brought him to safety. Ages 10–14.

Nothing Ever Happens Here by Sarah Hagger-Holt (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1181-0). Izzy’s family is thrown into the spotlight when her father comes out as a trans woman. Ages 10–14.

Little, Brown

Fred Gets Dressed by Peter Brown (May 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-20064-6). Inspired by the author’s childhood, this tale about playing dress-up highlights nontraditional gender roles and self-expression. Ages 3–6.

Happy Dreams, Little Bunny by Leah Hong (Feb. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-53601-1). Mommy helps her restless bunny learn that thoughts can be turned into happy dreams. Ages 3–6.

Darling Baby by Maira Kalman (June 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-33062-6) celebrates the magic that a new baby brings to the world. Ages 4–8.

Faraway Things by Dave Eggers, illus. by Kelly Murphy (June 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-49219-5). In this tale about a boy and his sword, giving away something precious leads to an important discovery. Ages 4–8.

The Fearless Flights of Hazel Ying Lee by Julie Leung, illus. by Julie Kwon (Feb. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5495-5) introduces the first Chinese American woman to fly for the U.S.
military. Ages 4–8.

The Great Whipplethorp Bug Collection by Ben Brashares, illus. by Elizabeth Bergeland (Apr. 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-53825-1). This look at father-son relationships and growing up male today is seen through the lens of a boy forging his own identity. Ages 4–8.

Hair Twins by Raakhee Mirchandani, illus. by Holly Hatam (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-49530-1). A Sikh father and daughter bond over their similar hair as they celebrate a family tradition. Ages 4–8.

How to Catch a Clover Thief by Elise Parsley (Feb. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-53428-4). A gopher uses books to help a wild boar discover who’s stealing his precious clover. Ages 4–8.

I Am the Longest Dog by Avery Monsen (Feb. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-05321-1). Lucy is the world’s longest dog—but just how long is she? Ages 4–8.

I Sang You Down from the Stars by Tasha Spillett-Sumner, illus. by Michaela Goade (Apr. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-49316-1). Awaiting the arrival of her new baby, a woman gathers gifts to create a sacred bundle. Ages 4–8.

I’ll Meet You in Your Dreams by Jessica Young, illus. by Rafael López (Mar. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-45328-8), pays tribute to the parent-child bond in its many forms. Ages 4–8.

Jenny Mei Is Sad by Tracy Subisak (June 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-53771-1). Knowing that Jenny Mei is sad, her best friend tries to support her. Ages 4–8.

Just Be Jelly by Maddie Frost (June 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-52328-8). A groovy jellyfish helps a scared-of-everything sardine learn to take its problems in stride. Ages 4–8.

On the Day the Horse Got Out by Audrey Helen Weber (June 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-45984-6). This debut author relays what happens when the horse gets out. Ages 4–8.

Parks and Recreation: Leslie for Class President! by Robb Pearlman, illus. by Melanie Demmer (June 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-42865-1). In this book inspired by the hit TV show, Leslie Knope makes some big campaign promises when she runs for class president at Pawnee Elementary. Ages 4–8.

Sail by Dorien Brouwers (Mar. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-49548-6) hints at the infinite possibilities to explore while sailing through the journey of life. Ages 4–8.

Sam’s First Word by Bea Birdsong, illus. by Holly Hatam (Feb. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-45244-1). A baby’s first word (“POOP!”) isn’t getting the message across. Ages 4–8.

Sharky McShark by Alison Murray (June 1, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-316-70687-2). The meanest creature in the ocean doesn’t think she needs friends. Ages 4–8.

Spark by Ani Castillo (Mar. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-42465-3) asks questions that inspire readers to ponder the magic of being alive. Ages 4–8.

Strollercoaster by Matt Ringler, illus. by Raúl the Third and Elaine Bay (May 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-49322-2). A toddler’s tantrum is averted when a father transforms an everyday neighborhood stroll into an extraordinary adventure. Ages 4–8.

Trick or Treat, Crankenstein by Samantha Berger, illus. by Dan Santat (July 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-45809-2). This year, Crankenstein’s favorite day—Halloween—goes rotten. Ages 4–8.

We’re Going on a Pumpkin Hunt by Goldie Hawk, illus. by Angie Rozelaar (July 6, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-316-62830-3). In this twist on a folk song, three trick-or-treaters go on a spooky adventure to find a pumpkin. Ages 4–8.

What Are Your Words? A Book About Pronouns by Katherine Locke, illus. by Anne Passchier (May 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-54206-7). Readers follow Ari through the neighborhood in this introduction to gender-inclusive pronouns. Ages 4–8.

Daddy & Dada by Ryan Brockington and Isaac Webster, illus. by Lauren May (May 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-42702-9), showcases various families, including those with two dads. Ages 4–8.

Goldilocks: Wanted Dead or Alive by Chris Colfer, illus. by Jon Proctor (June 29, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-316-35593-3). This graphic novel tells the origin story of kick-butt outlaw Goldilocks from Colfer’s Land of Stories. Ages 8–12.

Hazel Bly and the Deep Blue Sea by Ashley Herring Blake (May 25, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-53545-8). Hazel navigates grief, trauma, and friendship after she loses her mother and adjusts to her family’s new town. Ages 8–12.

Just Pretend by Tori Sharp (May 18, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-316-53889-3). In this graphic memoir, Tori uses her imagination to deal with school and the fallout from her parents’ divorce. Ages 8–12.

The Losers at the Center of the Galaxy by Mary Winn Heider (Mar. 16, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5542-6). A tuba player without a tuba and his jellyfish-imitating sister cope with their father’s disappearance. Ages 8–12.

Margie Kelly Breaks the Dress Code by Bridget Farr (July 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-46157-3) tells the story of a girl’s fight against gender inequality at her middle school. Ages 8–12.

Shark Summer by Ira Marcks (May 4, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-316-46138-2). When a film crew arrives on Martha’s Vineyard with a mechanical shark and a youth movie contest, Gayle and her friends set out to win it. Ages 8–12.

Simon B. Rhymin’ by Dwayne Reed (Mar. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-53897-8). An 11-year-old rapper’s rhymes help bring his community together. Ages 8–12.

Lilla the Accidental Witch by Eleanor Crewes (July 6, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-316-53884-8). In this graphic novel, Lilla stumbles her way through magic, family, and crushes.
Ages 12 and up.

Fix by J. Albert Mann (May 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-49349-9) is a story of friendship, loss, pain, and addiction told in verse and prose. Ages 14 and up.

The Great Big One by J.C. Geiger (July 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5539-6) poses the question: what kind of life is worth living—one consumed by preparing for survival, or one that revels in the beauty of the world? Ages 14 and up.

Indivisible by Daniel Aleman (May 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5605-8) chronicles Mateo’s efforts to keep his family together as his parents face deportation to Mexico. Ages 14 and up.

My Last Summer with Cass by Mark Crilley (Mar. 16, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5546-4). Two friends and aspiring artists reach a crossroads in their lives after one moves to New York City. Ages 14 and up.

A Season of Sinister Dreams by Tracy Banghart (June 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-46040-8). Evra and Annalise share a goal: to protect their kingdom from the powerful men who are destroying it. Ages 14 and up.

Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet by Laekan Zea Kemp (Apr. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-46027-9). A Mexican American girl stars in this novel of first love, familial expectations, the power of food, and finding where you belong. Ages 14 and up.


Baloney & Friends by Greg Pizzoli presents Going Up! (May 4, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5480-1), ages 5–8. Kondo & Kezumi are back in Kondo & Kezumi Are Not Alone by David Goodner, illus. by Andrea Tsurumi (Apr. 6, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5472-6), ages 6–10. Dragon Ops by Mari Mancusi delivers Dragons vs. Robots (June 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5518-1), ages 8–12. The Incredibly Dead Pets of Rex Dexter by Aaron Reynolds gains Narwhal I’m Around (May 4, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5523-5), ages 8–12. And Love Like Sky by Leslie C. Youngblood continues with Forever This Summer (July 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5520-4), ages 8–12.

Sanity & Tallulah take center stage in Shortcuts by Molly Brooks (Apr. 20, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5553-2), ages 8–12. Wild & Chance picks up The Puppy War by Allen Zadoff (May 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5621-8), ages 8–12. Center for Cartoon Studies Presents welcomes Harriet Tubman: Toward Freedom by Whit Taylor, illus. by Kazimir Lee (June 15, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5550-1), ages 10–14. Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim concludes with Ravage the Dark (Mar. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5533-4), ages 13 and up. Fence by Sarah Rees Brennan, illus. by C.S. Pacat, issues Disarmed (May 18, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-316-42989-4), ages 14 and up. And Hollow Crown by Zoraida Córdova offers Illusionary (May 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5603-4), ages 14 and up.

Little, Brown/Poppy

The Other Side of Perfect by Mariko Turk (May 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-70340-6). After a devastating injury, Alina must face a world without ballet—and the darker side of her former dream. Ages 12 and up.

Sister of the Bollywood Bride by Nandini Bajpai (May 25, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-316-70542-4). Mini tackles disasters involving family, romance, and weather as she plans her sister’s Bollywood-style Indian wedding. Ages 12 and up.

The In Between by Marc Klein (June 1, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-316-45771-2). The story of introverted photographer Tessa is told in dual narratives set before and after a tragic car accident. Ages 14 and up.

Little Grasshopper

Baby’s Book of Babies by Ann Taylor (June 1, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64558-630-2) features 16 large-scale photos of babies from around the world. Ages up to 3.

Baby’s First Words by Ann Taylor, illus. by Denise Holmes (June 1, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64558-631-9), spotlights early words babies utter. Ages up to 3.

Who Says Roar by Jim Harbison (June 1, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64558-632-6) showcases adult and baby animals and the sounds they make. Ages up to 3.

Help Save Our Earth: Small Changes for a Big Impact by Tjarda Borsboom and Ian Feigle (Apr. 1, $16.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64558-809-2) reveals how small changes throughout a child’s day can make a positive impact on the earth. Ages up to 6.

Plant It Grow It Eat It! by Emily Skwish, illus. by Kathryn Selbert (Apr. 1, $16.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64558-806-1), introduces gardening fundamentals. Ages up to 6.

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed the Alphabet by Beth Taylor, illus. by Ela Smietanka (Feb. 1, $16.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64558-808-5). The title character eats her way through the alphabet—from an ant to a zebra. Ages up to 6.

Bye-Bye Bully by Tori Levy and Emily Skwish, illus. by Alicia Teba (Feb. 1, $16.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64558-798-9). This manga-style book depicts eight situations where kids step up to redirect a bully. Ages 3–6.

Little Hare

All Bodies Are Good Bodies by Charlotte Barkla, illus. by Erica Salcedo (July 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-76050-393-2), celebrates an array of body features and types. Ages 3–5.

Daisy Runs Wild by Caz Goodwin, illus. by Ashley King (July 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-76050-305-5). Why has Daisy the koala gone wild? Ages 3–5.

Little Island

To the Island by Patricia Forde, illus. by Nicola Bernardelli (June 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-912417-51-3). Fia has a dream adventure on the mythical island of Hy Brasil, which appears and disappears in the water. Ages 5–7.

Little Steps

Brave Adventures, Little Girl by Iresha Herath, illus. by Oscar Fa (June 1, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-912678-15-0). Anika can’t wait to show her grandparents what she’s learned in kindergarten. Ages 3–5.

Little Spiral by Pat Simmons, illus. by Patrick Shrivington (Mar. 1, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-912678-10-5). Little Spiral the snail takes readers on a journey through the rainforest. Ages 3–5.


10 Hidden Heroes by Mark Kennedy Shriver, illus. by Laura Watson (Mar. 16, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8294-5269-3). This seek-and-find book highlights the heroic roles of everyday people, while teaching counting skills. Ages 3–8.


The Harwood Mysteries by Antony Barone Kolenc adds The Fire of Eden (July 13, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8294-4814-6) and The Haunted Cathedral (Feb. 1, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8294-4812-2), ages 10–13.

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