After Girls by Leah Konen (Apr. 18, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1440561085). After high school graduation, the lives of two friends are shattered when a third friend commits suicide. Ages 14-up.

Screwed by Laurie Plissner (May 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1440557101). Flattered by the attention of a cute guy, math nerd Grace gets pregnant the night she loses her virginity. Ages 14-up.

Piece of My Heart by Lynn Madelenna Menna (June 18, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1440561054). A Harlem teen must make a big decision when her favorite singer asks her to record with him. Ages 14-up.

Vigilante Nights by Erin Richards (July 18, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1440562358). Lucas loses everything when he unwittingly gets involved in a gang initiation. Ages 14-up.


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Caribou Song by Tomson Highway, illus. by John Rombough (May 31, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1897252611). Two brothers try to entice wandering caribou with dance and music. Ages 7-up.


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Color Your Life with Crystals! by Margaret Ann Lembo (May 1, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1844096053) introduces gemology and discusses the metaphysical importance of positive thinking. Ages 9 to 12.


Caterpillars: Find— Identify—Raise Your Own (Apr. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1770851825; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1770851832) and Dragonflies: Hunting—Identifying—How and Where They Live (Apr. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1770851856; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1770851863) by Chris Earley are illustrated guides to these insects. Ages 8 to 11.

Weird Sea Creatures by Erich Hoyt (Apr. 15, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1770851979; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1770851917) offers an illustrated look at the animals living in the deep sea. Ages 10-up.


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Best Gifts by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, illus. by Elly McKay (May 31, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1554552832) introduces breastfeeding as a nurturing and natural part of family life. Ages 5-up.

Skink on the Brink by Lisa Dalrymple, illus. by Suzanne Del Rizzo (May 31, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1554552313). When Stewie the skink’s special blue tail turns grey, a friend shows him that changing is part of growing up. Ages 5-up.

Mako by Julien Beziat (May 31, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1554552757). A walrus who creates ice sculptures uses his talents to save the day. Ages 6-up.

Buzz About Bees by Kari-Lynn Winters (Mar. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1554552023) is a companion to Lowdown on Earthworms and Focus on Flies. Ages 8-up.

Reporter in Disguise by Christine Welldon (Mar. 30, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1554552337) is a biography of 19th-century investigative journalist Vic Steinberg. Ages 10-up.

When Children Play by Gina McMurchy-Barber (Apr. 30, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1554551545) presents the history of Right to Play, a charitable organization for young adults. Ages 10-up.

Dying to Go Viral by Sylvia McNicoll (May 31, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1554552719). When a teenage skateboarder dies trying to get on YouTube, her late mother negotiates a second chance for her. Ages 12-up.


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GQ GQ. Where Are You? by Sharon Ritt (Apr. 5, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1589852235). A quail searches for playmates and explores the Sonoran Desert of southern Arizona. Ages 3 to 8.


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Maya Was Grumpy by Courtney Pippin-Mathur (May 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1936261130). Maya’s grandmother tries to coax her out of her miserable mood. Ages 5 to 7.


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The Story of King Lion by Sybille von Olfers (Mar. 29, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0863159497). This tale about the animal kingdom is illustrated in art nouveau style. Ages 4-up.

No Such Thing as Nessie! by Chani McBain (May 30, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-0863159534). When his big sister doubts the existence of the Loch Ness Monster, Finlay sets out to prove her wrong. Ages 4-up.

The Giant Panda Party by Gill Arbuthnott, illus. by Joanne Nethercott (May 31, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-0863159510) is a story set in the Edinburgh Zoo. Ages 4-up.

A Year Around the Great Oak by Gerda Muller (Mar. 29, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0863159466). A 300-year-old giant oak tree helps Benjamin discover a creature he wasn’t expecting to see. Ages 5-up.

An Illustrated Treasury of Grimm’s Fairy Tales, illus. by Daniela Drescher (May 31, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-0863159473) rounds up classic stories. Ages 6-up.

Legends of the Norse Kings, retold by Isabel Wyatt (May 30, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-0863159428) are drawn from the sagas of Scandinavian writers of the Middle Ages. Ages 8-up.

Nicking Time by T. Traynor (May 30, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0863159558) is an adventure about a boys-only summer. Ages 8-up.

The Accidental Time Traveller by Janis Mackay (May 31, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0863159541) is a time-travel adventure filled with misunderstandings. Ages 8-up.

Six Lives of Fankle the Cat by George MacKay Brown (Feb. 28, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0863159824). Fankle tells Jenny tales of his exotic former lives. Ages 9-up.

Dark Spell by Gill Arbuthnott (July 30, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0863159565). After learning she is a witch, can a teen learn to control the dark magic that threatens to overwhelm her? Ages 11-up.


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Foxy! by Jessica Souhami (Mar. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847802187). A sly fox who tries to trick everyone into providing him with things for his supper gets his comeuppance. Ages 3 to 7.

Puss Jekyll Cat Hyde by Joyce Dunbar, illus. by Jill Barton (Apr. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847803696). By day Puss Jekyll is a cuddly house cat, but at night becomes Cat Hyde, hunting mice. Ages 4 to 7.

The Glow in the Dark Book of Space by Nicholas Harris, illus. by Sebastian Quigley (May 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847804174) offers an illuminating introduction to astronomy. Ages 4 to 7.

Troll Wood by Kathryn Cave, illus. by Paul Hess (May 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847802385). A family forced to live in a mysterious wood discovers a wondrous world. Ages 4 to 7.

Captain Pugwash Comic Book Collection by John Ryan (May 14, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1847803849) compiles three comic book stories about a bumbling pirate. Ages 4 to 7.

Daisy’s Big Dig by Angie Morgan (Mar. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847802088). A girl assembles all the neighbors to help an old man dig his garden. Ages 4 to 8.

It’s Not Fairy by Ros Asquith (Apr. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847802361). A feisty fairy is on a mission to inspire a family to be nicer to one another. Ages 4 to 8.

When Dad Was Away by Karin Littlewood, illus. by Liz Weir (Mar. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1845079130). Angry and confused when her dad goes to prison, Millie learns to be strong and patient. Ages 5 to 8.

I Am Cat by Jackie Morris (May 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847801357). A sleeping tabby dreams of being 10 different wild felines. Ages 5 to 8.

Spellbound by Siobhan Parkinson, illus. by Olwyn Whelan (Mar. 12, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1847801401) recounts eight ancient Irish legends about magic and enchantment. Ages 6 to 9.

A Is Amazing by Wendy Cooling, illus. by Piet Grobler (Apr. 9, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1847802552). Poems explore a range of feelings. Ages 7 to 10.

Azzi in Between by Sarah Garland (Apr. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847802613). This story about a girl adapting to a new country draws on Garland’s experience working among refugee families. Ages 7 to 11.

The Stone of Destiny by Elspeth Tavaci, illus. by Paul Hess (Mar. 12, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1847802798). When a poor stonecutter makes a miraculous find, he sets off on a perilous journey along the Silk Road and resorts to telling stories to stay alive. Ages 8 to 11.

East of the Sun, West of the Moon by Jackie Morris (Mar. 12, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1847802941). In this story of love, loyalty, and freedom, a girl visits the four Winds and beyond. Ages 11 to 14.

A Waste of Good Paper by Sean Taylor (Apr. 9, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1847802682). A teen in a school for kids with emotional and behavioral problems writes a journal to better understand himself. Ages 11 to 14.


Look at This! debuts with Clothes (June 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847802644) and Food (June 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847802651) by Ifeoma Onyefulu, ages 2 to 5. And Eye on the Wild adds Orangutan (Mar. 12, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1847803160) and Sea Otter (Mar. 12, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1847803009) by Suzi Eszterhas, ages 4 to 7.


Cuddle (May 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1575424231) and Move (May 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1575424224) by Elizabeth Verdick and Marjorie Lisovskis. Photos depict babies’ loving connections related to touch; and babies’ interactions with the world. Up to age 2.

I’m Like You, You’re Like Me by Cindy Gainer, illus. by Miki Sakamoto (Feb. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1575424361) offers an introduction to diversity. Ages 3 to 8.

This Morning Sam Went to Mars by Nancy Carlson (May 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1575424330; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1575424347). Paying attention is easier for distractible Sam once he learns to harness his powerful brain. Ages 5 to 9.


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The Noisy Book by Soledad Bravi (Mar. 4, board book, $16.95, ISBN 978-1877467523). This oversize board book introduces various noises to imitate. Ages 1-up.

1 2 3, Little Donkey by Rindert Kromhout, illus. by Annemarie Van Haeringen (Mar. 4, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1877579349) is a counting book starring a donkey. Ages 1-up.

That’s Mine! by Michael Van Zeveren (Mar. 4, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1877579271). A mysterious egg becomes a bone of contention. Ages 4-up.

Mister Whistler by Margaret Mahy, illus. by Gavin Bishop (Mar. 4, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1877467912). An absentminded man fond of singing and dancing loses his train ticket. Ages 4-up.

Anton and the Battle by Ole Konnecke (Mar. 4, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1877579264). Anton and Luke challenge each other to see who is the strongest. Ages 4-up.

My Happy Life by Rose Lagercrantz, illus. by Eva Eriksson (Mar. 4, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1877579356) is a chapter book about an optimistic girl. Ages 6-up.


Camping Doodles by Anita Wood, illus. by Chris Sabatino (Feb. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1423631682) present camping-themed doodles. Ages 6-up.

Doodle Your Day by Anita Wood, illus. by Jennifer Kalis (Mar. 1, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423623687) provides doodle prompts for every day of the year. Ages 8-up.

Little Cowpokes Cookbook by Zac Williams (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1423632085) rounds up recipes, home-on-the-range style. Ages 10-up.

Art of the Heart by Mary Emmerling, illus. by Jim Arndt (Mar. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1423632016) shows how the heart symbol is used in jewelry, fashion, and home décor. Ages 12-up.


BabyLit adds Wuthering Heights (Feb. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1423631736), Sense and Sensibility (Feb. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1423631705), and Moby Dick (Feb. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1423632047) by Jennifer Adams, illus. by Alison Oliver, ages 1 to 3. City Doodles adds City Doodles Boston by Chris Sabatino (Feb. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1423632078); City Doodles New York by Bill Zimmerman, illus. by Tom Bloom (Feb. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1423632276); and City Doodles San Francisco by Anita Wood, illus. by Kev Brockschmidt (Feb. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1423632863), ages 6-up. And Young Scientist’s Guides introduces Young Scientist’s Guide to Faulty Freaks of Nature by James Doyle, illus. by Andrew Brozyna (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1423624554), ages 6-up.


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Keeper of the Black Stones by PT McHugh (Feb. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0981676807). A time-traveling teen visits medieval England to destroy the man who wants to turn history inside out. Ages 10 to 16.


The Tyger Voyage by Richard Adams, illus. by Nicola Bayley (May 2, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-1567924916) is a reissue of the 1976 story of a gentleman tiger and his son who set sail from Victorian England, written by the author of Watership Down. Ages 5 to 8.


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O Is for Oklahoma by Michelle McCann (July 13, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0882409115) is an ABC book featuring photos of and facts about Oklahoma. Ages 4 to 8.


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Night Sounds by Javier Sobrino, illus. by Emilio Urberuaga (Apr. 9, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554983322). What happens when rainforest animals hear someone sobbing in the night? Ages 3 to 6.

Tamalitos by Jorge Argueta (Apr. 9, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1554983001) is a poem about making the title dish, “little tamales.” Ages 4 to 7.

What a Party! by Ana Maria Machado, illus. by Helene Moreau (Apr. 9, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1554981687) describes a birthday party with people and food from around the world. Ages 4 to 7.

Oy, Feh, So? by Cary Fagan, illus. by Gary Clement (Mar. 12, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1554981489). Three siblings enliven their weekly Sunday visits from Aunt Essy, Aunt Chanah, and Uncle Sam. Ages 4 to 8.

I Dreamt...: A Book About Hope by Gabriela Olmos, trans. by Elisa Amado (May 14, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1554983308). Children whose daily lives are afflicted by violence dream of a different world in this book created by Mexican artists as a fundraiser for the IBBY Fund for Children in Crisis. Ages 5 to 8.

The Girl of the Wish Garden by Uma Krishnaswami, illus. by Nasrin Khosravi (Mar. 12, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1554983247) is loosely inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s “Thumbelina.” Ages 6-up.

Danny, Who Fell in a Hole by Cary Fagan (Apr. 9, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1554983117). Danny finds himself stranded at the bottom of a construction hole with a poetry-spouting mole. Ages 8 to 12.

Amazonia by Daniel Munduruku, trans. by Jane Springer, illus. by Nikolai Popov (May 14, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1554981854) is a book of Brazilian folktales by a native of the Amazon rainforest. Ages 10-up.

Black Flame by Gerelchimeg Blackcrane, trans. by Anna Holmwood (May 14, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554981359). This novel set in Tibet, Mongolia, and China follows the adventures of a Tibetan mastiff. Ages 11-up.

The Servant by Fatima Sharafeddine (May 14, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554983070). Faten’s happy life ends abruptly when her father arranges for her to work as a maid for a wealthy Beirut family. Ages 12-up.


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Birthday Girl by Meredith Badger (June 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1742971544). Usually Annabelle loves her birthday party, but this year everything goes wrong. Ages 7 to 9.

Flower Girl by Chrissie Perry (July 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1921564673). Her mother is getting remarried, and Lola is flower girl—but there’s another one as well. Ages 7 to 9.


Zac Power stars in Foul Play (Mar. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1921564321) and Fossil Fury (Mar. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1921564734) by H.I. Larry, ages 7 to 9. Space Scout by H. Badger gains The Kid Kingdom (Apr. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1921759765), The Dark World (May 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1921759772), The Brainiacs (June 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1921848025), and The Gas Giant (July 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1921848032), ages 7 to 9. And Christopher Milne’s Naughty Stories for Good Boys and Girls introduces That Dirty Dog (Apr. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1921690556), The Girl with Death Breath (May 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1921690563), The Crazy Dentist (June 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1921690570), and The Toilet Rat Terror (July 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1921690587), ages 7 to 9.


The Goddess Inheritance by Aimée Carter (Feb. 19, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0373210671). Captive for months, Kate deals with a jealous goddess, a vengeful Titan, and a pregnancy. Ages 14-up.

Wicked Kiss by Michelle Rowen (Feb. 26, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0373210640) centers on a teen whose kiss can kill. Ages 14-up.

With All My Soul by Rachel Vincent (Mar. 19, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0373210664). Undead Kaylee vows to take back her school from the hellions causing trouble. Ages 14-up.

Belonging by Karen Ann Hopkins (Apr. 23, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0373210817). A girl from mainstream society falls in love with an Amish boy. Ages 14-up.

The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa (Apr. 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0373210695) is a novel about facing the end of eternity. Ages 14-up.

The Girl with the Iron Touch by Kady Cross (May 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0373210855). In an alternative, steampunk London, a teen wonders how she can protect those she loves when it means helping their enemy. Ages 14-up.

Dare You To by Katie McGarry (May 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0373210633). Beth hates Ryan, and hates herself for wanting to be with him. Ages 14-up.

Confessions of an Almost-Girlfriend by Louise Rozett (June 18, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0373210657) is a debut novel narrated by a teenage girl who’s finding her own voice. Ages 14-up.


The Paper Gods offers Ink by Amanda Sun (June 25, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0373210718), ages 14-up.


P.S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia (May 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0061938627) is a sequel to One Crazy Summer. Ages 8 to 12.

Darius & Twig by Walter Dean Myers (Apr. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061728235). Two friends confront bullies, an abusive uncle, and the idea that they’ll be stuck where they are forever. Ages 13-up.


Cheetah Can’t Lose by Bob Shea (Feb. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061730832). On race day, who will be faster: little cats or big cheetah? Ages 4 to 8.

That Is Not a Good Idea! by Mo Willems (Apr. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062203090). When a hungry fox meets a plump goose, a dinner invitation is offered. Ages 4 to 8.

This Little Piggy by Tim Harrington (May 14, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0062218087) tells the story of the piggies on the other foot. Ages 4 to 8.

Unlucky Charms by Adam Rex (Feb. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062060051) continues the Cold Cereal Saga trilogy. Ages 8 to 12.

The Laura Line by Crystal Allen (Apr. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0061992742). A teen faces a tough decision involving an old slave shack on her grandmother’s property. Ages 8 to 12.

House of Secrets by Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini, illus. by Greg Call (Apr. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062192462) launches a series about siblings who unravel a legacy after moving to a Victorian house. Ages 8 to 12.

How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True by Sarah Strohmeyer (Apr. 23, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062187451) centers on a girl whose summer internship at a theme park becomes a nightmare. Ages 8 to 12.

Elvis and the Underdogs by Jenny Lee, illus. by Kelly Light (May 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062235541). Benji discovers his therapy dog can talk—and is bossy. Ages 8-12.

The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise (Apr. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062195265). For an app-designing contest, Audrey develops one that makes romance bloom. Ages 13-up.

Born of Illusion by Teri Brown (June 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062187543). A budding magician who plays sidekick to her faux medium mother tries to hide her own powers. Ages 13-up.

Arcadia Burns by Kai Meyer (Feb. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062006080) is a sequel to Arcadia Awakens. Ages 14-up.

Crash and Burn by Michael Hassan (Feb. 19, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0062112903) centers on a troubled teen who takes his school hostage at gunpoint, and on the peer who stops him. Ages 14-up.

Fragments by Dan Wells (Feb. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062071071) is the second installment of the Partials trilogy. Ages 14-up.

Impostor by Jill Hathaway (Mar. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062077981) is the follow-up to Slide. Ages 14-up.

Unbreakable by Elizabeth Norris (Apr. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062103765) is the sequel to Unraveling. Ages 14-up.

The End Games by T. Michael Martin (May 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062201805). A teen knows about flesh-eating creatures, but tries to protect his fragile brother from the truth. Ages 14-up.

A Trick of the Light by Lois Metzger (June 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062133083). A voice in Mike’s head that can allegedly help him is actually the “anorexic voice.” Ages 14-up.


The Fairy Bell Sisters by Margaret McNamara, illus. by Julia Denos, debuts with Sylva and the Fairy Ball (Apr. 23, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0062228024; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0062228017) and Rosy and the Secret Friend (Apr. 23, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0062228055; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0062228048), ages 6 to 10. Invisible Inkling continues with The Whoopie Pie War by Emily Jenkins, illus. by Harry Bliss (July 23, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0061802263), ages 6 to 10. And The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place adds The Interrupted Tale by Maryrose Wood (May 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0061791222), ages 8 to 12.


My Brother’s Book by Maurice Sendak (Feb. 5, hardcover, $18.95; 978-0062234896). Completed shortly before Sendak’s death, this book of illustrated poetry pays homage to his older brother, Jack. Ages 18-up.


Penny and Her Marble by Kevin Henkes (Feb. 19, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0062082039). Penny finds a perfect blue marble, but it belongs to her neighbor. Ages 4 to 8.

Stardines Swim High Across the Sky by Jack Prelutsky, illus. by Carin Berger (Feb. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062014641) illustrates 16 mixed-up animal poems. Ages 4 to 8.

Tiptoe Joe by Ginger Foglesong Gibson, illus. by Laura Rankin (Apr. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061772030). A bear shares the secret of his new cubs with his animal friends. Ages 4 to 8.

Giant Dance Party by Betsy Bird, illus. by Brandon Dorman (Apr. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061960833). Can Lexy teach clumsy giants how to dance? Ages 4 to 8.

I Represent Sean Rosen by Jeff Baron (Mar. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062187475). A boy pretends to be his own manager and sells a movie idea to a major studio via Skype. Ages 8 to 12.

The Lightning Catcher by Anne Cameron (May 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062112767). In this series launch, Angus McFangus learns his parents are famous Lightning Catchers—and have been kidnapped. Ages 8 to 12.

Anna Was Here by Jane Kurtz (May 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0060564933). Anna unravels a family mystery and finds her place in the world after a move from Colorado to Kansas. Ages 8 to 12.

Arclight by Josin McQuein (Apr. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062130143). When the Arclight is besieged, will the community protect Marina or exile her to protect itself? Ages 13-up.

Winterveil by Jenna Burtenshaw (June 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062026460) concludes the trilogy that began with Shadowcry and Blackwatch. Ages 13-up.

A Touch Menacing by Leah Clifford (Mar. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062005052) wraps up the trilogy that includes A Touch Mortal and A Touch Morbid. Ages 14-up.

Period 8 by Chris Crutcher (Mar. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061914805). As friends try to solve the mystery of a missing student, the ultimate bully takes aim at the school. Ages 14-up.

Shadow on the Sun by David Macinnis Gill (Mar. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062073358) is a companion novel to Invisible Sun and Black Hole Sun. Ages 14-up.

Dance of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin (Apr. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062107824) is the sequel to Masque of the Red Death. Ages 14-up.


Amelia Bedelia returns in Amelia Bedelia’s First Library Card by Herman Parish, illus. by Lynne Avril (May 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062095121), ages 4 to 8. I Can Read adds Axel the Truck: Beach Race by J.D. Riley, illus. by Brandon Dorman (June 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062222305; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062222299), ages 4 to 8. The Six Crowns continues with Sargasso Skies by Allan Jones, illus. by Gary Chalk (May 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062006363), ages 8 to 12. The Unseen World of Poppy Malone offers A Mischief of Mermaids by Suzanne Harper (May 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0061996139), ages 8 to 12. And The Ivy concludes with Scandal by Lauren Kunze with Rina Onur (Feb. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061960512), ages 14-up.


Monsters Love Colors by Mike Austin (Feb. 5, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0062125941). Monsters mix primary colors to make new hues. Ages 4 to 8.

The Moon Jumpers by Janice May Udry, illus. by Maurice Sendak (Feb. 19, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0060284602) brings this work back to print with art reproduced from new color separations of the original. Ages 4 to 8.

A Special Gift for Grammy by Jean Craighead George, illus. by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher (Apr. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0060531768) tells of the bond between a boy and his grandmother. Ages 4 to 8.

Tyler Makes Spaghetti! by Tyler Florence, illus. by Craig Frazier (Apr. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062047564). Food Network personality Tyler Florence and his dog set out to make an Italian feast. Ages 4 to 8.

Dig, Dogs, Dig by James Horvath (Apr. 30, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0062189646). A work crew of dogs finds something unexpected while they build their new park. Ages 4 to 8.

Digger and Tom! by Sebastien Braun (May 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062077523). At the construction site, other machines try to take over Little Digger’s work. Ages 4 to 8.

Sticky, Sticky, Stuck! by Michael Gutch, illus. by Steve Björkman (June 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061998188). What happens when Annie attempts to make her own snack? Ages 4 to 8.

Ruff!: And the Wonderfully Amazing Busy Day by Caroline Jayne Church (June 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062014986). A new friend turns Ruff’s world upside down. Ages 4 to 8.

123 versus ABC by Mike Boldt (June 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062102997). Numbers and letters compete to be the stars of the show. Ages 4 to 8.

My New Teacher and Me! by Al Yankovic, illus. by Wes Hargis (June 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062192035). A creative boy goes up against an inflexible teacher. Ages 4 to 8.

Clark the Shark by Bruce Hale, illus. by Guy Francis (June 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062192264). A rambunctious shark’s teacher helps him tone it down. Ages 4 to 8.

Hedgehug’s Halloween by Benn Sutton, illus. by Dan Pinto (July 23, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0061961045). Can Hedgehug find a Halloween costume in time for the party? Ages 4 to 8.

Monsters on the Loose! by Bruce Hale, illus. by Dave Garbot (July 23, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0062237064) is a Halloween-themed search-and-discover adventure. Ages 4 to 8.

Coral Reefs by Seymour Simon (Apr. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061914959; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0061914966) explores this living habitat. Ages 6 to 8.

Seven Wonders Book 1: The Colossus Rises by Peter Lerangis, illus. by Torstein Norstrand and Mike Reagan (Feb. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062070401) launches a series about a boy on a mission to find the seven magic orbs that together have the power to cure him. Ages 8 to 12.

Force Out by Tim Green (Mar. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062089595). Two best friends compete for the single spot on the high school JV baseball team. Ages 8 to 12.

The Menagerie by Tui T. Sutherland, illus. by Kari H. Sutherland (Mar. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0060780647). Logan discovers a griffin cub hiding under his bed, and learns it belongs to a top-secret menagerie that has been closely guarded by his classmate’s family for centuries. Ages 8 to 12.

Story’s End by Marissa Burt (Apr. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062020543) is the sequel to Storybound. Ages 8 to 12.

Riley Mack Stirs Up More Trouble by Chris Grabenstein (Apr. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062026224) is the sequel to Riley Mack and the Other Known Troublemakers. Ages 8 to 12.

How to Read Literature Like a Professor: For Kids by Thomas C. Foster (Apr. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062200860; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0062200853) adapts this reading guide for young readers. Ages 8 to 12.

Summerkin by Sarah Prineas (Apr. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0061921063) is a sequel to Winterling. Ages 8 to 12.

Alex Ko by Alex Ko (Apr. 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062236012) is a memoir by the teenage actor and dancer who landed the lead role in Broadway’s Billy Elliot. Ages 8 to 12.

The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani (May 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062104892) launches a trilogy about two rivals: a witch and a wannabe princess. Ages 8 to 12.

A Box of Gargoyles by Anne Nesbet (May 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062104250) is the sequel to The Cabinet of Earths. Ages 8 to 12.

After Earth: Kitai’s Journal by Christine Peymani (May 21, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0062268570) is based on the upcoming film about a father and son whose spaceship crash-lands on Earth 1,000 years after a cataclysmic event. Ages 8 to 12.

Handbook for Dragon Slayers by Merrie Haskell (May 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062008169). Princess Tilda learns about dragons—and about herself. Ages 8 to 12.

Starbounders by Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson (June 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062120229). Zachary heads to a secret training center to learn to protect the galaxy. Ages 8 to 12.

The Wig in the Window by Kristen Kittscher (June 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062110503). Two aspiring sleuths suspect that their bizarre school counselor is a dangerous criminal. Ages 8 to 12.

My Weird Writing Tips by Dan Gutman (June 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062091079; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0062091062). The author of My Weird School offers writing advice and story starters. Ages 8 to 12.

Shards and Ashes, ed. by Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong (Feb. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062098467; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062098450) collects dystopian stories by the editors, Veronica Roth, Kami Garcia, and other YA authors. Ages 13-up.

Love Wins: For Teens by Rob Bell (Mar. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062221872) adapts this book for teen readers. Ages 13-up.

The Rising by Kelley Armstrong (Apr. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061797088) concludes the Darkness Rising trilogy. Ages 13-up.

Unnatural Creatures, selected by Neil Gaiman (Apr. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062236296; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062236302) is an anthology of stories to benefit literacy nonprofit 826DC. Ages 13-up.

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi (Feb. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062085535). is the followup to Shatter Me. Ages 14-up.

Requiem by Lauren Oliver (Mar. 5, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0062014535) concludes the Delirium trilogy. Ages 14-up.

Rise by Anna Carey (Apr. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062048578) is the finale of the Eve trilogy. Ages 14-up.


Fancy Nancy returns in Fancy Nancy Storybook Treasury by Jane O’Connor, illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser (Feb. 5, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-0062119780), ages 4 to 8. Rob Scotton’s Splat the Cat adds Splat the Cat Storybook Collection (Feb. 26, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-0062133830) and Splat and the Cool School Trip (June 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062133861), ages 4 to 8. Charlie the Ranch Dog stars in Charlie Goes to School by Ree Drummond, illus. by Diane deGroat (June 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062219206), ages 4 to 8. And Pete the Cat is back in The Wheels on the Bus by James Dean (June 25, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062198716), ages 4 to 8.

I Can Read adds Dixie and the Big Bully (Feb. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062086372; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062086211) and Dixie and the Good Deeds (June 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062086570; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062086433) by Grace Gilman, illus. by Sarah McConnell; Biscuit in the Garden (Feb. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0061935053; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0061935046) and More Phonics Fun (Apr. 2, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0062086532) by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Pat Schories; Everything Goes: Henry on Wheels by Brian Biggs, illus. by Simon Abbott (Feb. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0061958236; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0061958229); Splat the Cat with a Bang and a Clang by Rob Scotton (Feb. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062090218; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062090195); James Dean’s Pete the Cat: Pete’s Big Lunch (Feb. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062110701; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062110695), Pete the Cat: Play Ball! (Feb. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062110671; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062110664), and Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach (May 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062110732; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062110725); and Pony Scouts: The New Pony (Mar. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062086747; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062086730) and Pony Scouts: Blue Ribbon Day (July 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062086778; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062086761) by Catherine Hapka, illus. by Anne Kennedy, ages 4 to 8.

Also, Superman Classic: Superman versus the Silver Banshee by Donald Lemke, illus. by Andy Smith (Mar. 5, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0061885242); Justice League Classic: Meet the Justice League by Lucy Rosen, illus. by Steven E. Gordon and Eric A. Gordon (Mar. 26, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062210029); Justice League Classic: I Am Aquaman by Kirsten Mayer, illus. by Andy Smith (May 7, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062210036); Mia Sets the Stage (Apr. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062086860; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062086853) and Mia and the Girl with a Twirl (June 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062086891; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062086884) by Robin Farley, illus. by Olga Ivanov and Aleksey Ivanov; Epic: Meet the Leafmen (Apr. 9, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062209931) and Epic: M.K. Saves the Day (Apr. 9, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062209917) by Lucy Rosen; The Berenstain Bears: We Love Trucks! (Apr. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062075369; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062075352) and The Berenstain Bears Phonics Fun (June 25, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0062223463) by Jan and Mike Berenstain; and Marley: Marley Learns a Lesson by John Grogan, illus. by Richard Cowdrey (Apr. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062074874; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062074867), ages 4 to 8.

Also, Fancy Nancy’s Fantastic Phonics (Apr. 23, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0062086334) and Fancy Nancy: Fanciest Doll in the Universe (Apr. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061703843) by Jane O’Connor, illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser; Pinkalicious: Puptastic! by Victoria Kann (Apr. 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062187864; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062187857); Man of Steel: Superman’s Superpowers (Apr. 30, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062235978) and Man of Steel: Friends and Foes (Apr. 30, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062235954) by Lucy Rosen; Batman Classic: Who Is Clayface? by Donald Lemke, illus. by Steven E. Gordon and Eric A. Gordon (Apr. 30, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0061885259); Splat the Cat: A Whale of a Tale by Rob Scotton (May 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062090249; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062090225); Flat Stanley Goes Camping by Jeff Brown, illus. by Macky Pamintuan (May 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0061430138; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0061430152); Charlie the Ranch Dog: Where’s the Bacon? by Ree Drummond, illus. by Diane deGroat (June 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062219091; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062219084); Diary of a Worm: Teacher’s Pet by Doreen Cronin, illus. by Harry Bliss (June 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062087058; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062087041); and Digger the Dinosaur by Rebecca Kai Dotlich, illus. by Gynux (July 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062222220; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062222213), ages 4 to 8.

The Super Secret Mystery by Stephanie Barden, illus. by Diane Goode (Apr. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062004437) is a new Cinderella Smith title, ages 6 to 10. And Dan Gutman’s My Weirder School continues with Dr. Nicholas Is Ridiculous! (June 25, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062042187); and My Weird School issues My Weird School Special: It’s Halloween, I’m Turning Green by Gutman, illus. by Jim Paillot (July 23, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0062206794), ages 6 to 10.

Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce returns in Big Nate Flips Out (Feb. 5, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0061996634), Big Nate: Genius Mode (May 7, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062086983), and Big Nate Doodlepalooza (July 9, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-0062111142), ages 8 to 12. Joining Molly Moon is Molly Moon & the Monster Music by Georgia Byng (Feb. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0061661631), ages 8 to 12. Erin Hunter’s Warriors adds Dawn of the Clans #1: The Sun Trail (Mar. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062063465), illus. by Wayne McLoughlin (July 2, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0062232922); and Warriors Super Edition: Tallstar’s Revenge, illus. by James L. Barry (July 2, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0062218049), ages 8 to 12. Ramona Quimby reappears in Just for Me: My Ramona Quimby Journal by Beverly Cleary, illus. by Jacqueline Rogers (Mar. 19, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-0062230492), ages 8 to 12. And The Last Musketeer presents Double Cross by Stuart Gibbs (Mar. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062048448), ages 8 to 12.

The Zombie Chasers introduces Empire State of Slime by John Kloepfer, illus. by David DeGrand (Apr. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062230959), ages 8 to 12. Survivors releases A Hidden Enemy by Erin Hunter (May 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062102607), ages 8 to 12. Herbert’s Wormhole gains AeroStar and the 3 1/2-Point Plan of Vengeance by Peter Nelson, illus. by Rohitash Rao (May 14, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0062012203), ages 8 to 12. Scary School concludes with The Northern Frights by Derek the Ghost, illus. by Scott M. Fischer (June 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0061960987), ages 8 to 12. Delirium features Delirium Stories: Hana, Annabel, and Raven by Lauren Oliver (Mar. 5, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062267788), ages 14-up. Body Finder concludes with Dead Silence by Kimberly Derting (Apr. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062082220), ages 14-up. Fame Game wraps up with Infamous by Lauren Conrad (June 11, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0062079848), ages 14-up. And I Am Number Four issues The Lost Files: Secret Histories by Pittacus Lore (July 23, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062223678), ages 14-up.



Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter returns in Just a Big Storm (Mar. 5, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0061478048) and Just One More Pet (May 7, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0061478079), ages 4 to 7. The Berenstain Bears are back in The Berenstain Bears Go Green (Feb. 26, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062075505) and We Love Our Dad! (Apr. 23, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062075512) by Jan Berenstain and Mike Berenstain, ages 4 to 8. Victoria Kann’s Pinkalicious stars in Pinkafy Your World: A Reusable Sticker Book (Feb. 5, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0062233332), Flower Girl (Mar. 5, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062187666), Goldidoodles (Apr. 23, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0062233349), and Pink or Treat! (July 23, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0062187703), ages 4 to 8. Justice League Classics issues Partners in Peril by Scott Sonneborn, illus. by Andy Smith and Brad Vancata (Mar. 26, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062210074); and Day of the Undead by John Sazaklis and Joe F. Merkel, illus. by Andie Tong (May 7, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062209993), ages 4 to 8. And Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton gains On with the Show (Apr. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062090102), Doodle & Draw (Apr. 2, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0062116079), and What Was That? (July 23, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0061978630), ages 4 to 8.

Epic adds Welcome to Moonhaven (Apr. 9, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062209870) and Attack of the Boggans (Apr. 9, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062209894) by Annie Auerbach, ages 4 to 8; and Epic: The Junior Novel (Apr. 9, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0062209955) by Auerbach, ages 8 to 12. Fancy Nancy is back in Puppy Party by Jane O’Connor, illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser (Apr. 23, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062086273), ages 4 to 8. Man of Steel releases The Fate of Krypton (Apr. 30, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062235930), Man of Steel: Reusable Sticker Book (Apr. 30, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0062236050), and Man of Steel: Superman Saves Smallville by John Sazaklis (Apr. 30, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062236036), ages 4 to 8; and Man of Steel: Junior Novel by Greg Cox (Apr. 30, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0062236043), ages 8 to 12. Mercer Mayer’s Alvin and the Chipmunks star in Alvin and the Substitute Teacher by Jodi Huelin (June 25, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062252234), ages 4 to 8. Mia Dances Back to School! by Robin Farley, illus. by Olga Ivanov and Aleksey Ivanov (June 25, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0062100146), is a new Mia title, ages 4 to 8. And Batman Classics welcomes Battle in Metropolis by John Sazaklis, illus. by Andy Smith and Brad Vancata (July 30, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0061885372), ages 4 to 8.


City of a Thousand Dolls by Miriam Forster (Feb. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062121301). When girls start to die, Nisha resolves to uncover the secrets surrounding their deaths. Ages 13-up.

Pivot Point by Kasie West (Feb. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062117373). Clairvoyant Addie must choose whom she wants to live with when her parents divorce. Ages 13-up.

Mind Games by Kiersten White (Feb. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062135315). Fia knows everything at the Keane Institute is wrong, but she must do what is demanded of her to keep her sister safe. Ages 13-up.

The Trouble with Flirting by Claire LaZebnik (Feb. 26, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0061921278). When a boy flirts with her during a summer theater program, Franny figures it can’t hurt to have a little fun. Ages 13-up.

Spellcaster by Claudia Gray (Mar. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061961205). In this series launch, a spell creates a magical bond between Nadia and Mateo. Ages 13-up.

Flowers in the Sky by Lynn Joseph (Mar. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0060297947). A teen emigrates from the Dominican Republic to New York to live with her older brother. Ages 13-up.

The Shadow Girl by Jennifer Archer (Apr. 9, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0061834608). A girl realizes that the shadowy figure who has long followed her is more real than she imagined. Ages 13-up.

Taken by Erin Bowman (Apr. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062117267) is the first in a trilogy set in a town where every boy vanishes at midnight on his 18th birthday. Ages 13-up.

The Silver Dream by Neil Gaiman, Michael Reaves, and Mallory Reaves (Apr. 23, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0062067968) is a sequel to InterWorld. Ages 13-up.

The Elite by Kiera Cass (Apr. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062059963) is the sequel to The Selection. Ages 13-up.

Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins (Apr. 30, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062265944) is the second installment of the Sweet Evil trilogy. Ages 13-up.

Life After Theft by Aprilynne Pike (Apr. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061999000). Stuck in limbo, a former mean girl and kleptomaniac wants a friend to help her right her wrongs. Ages 13-up.

Reboot by Amy Tintera (May 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062217073). In the first title of a two-book series, after Wren dies, she comes back to life as a Reboot. Ages 13-up.

Parallel by Lauren Miller (May 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062199775). A cosmic collision of parallel universes leaves Abby living a new reality. Ages 13-up.

Transparent by Natalie Whipple (May 21, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062120168). After she and her mother flee to a new town, Fiona knows her father won’t stop searching for her. Ages 13-up.

Goddess by Josephine Angelini (May 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062012036) concludes the Starcrossed trilogy. Ages 13-up.

You Look Different in Real Life by Jennifer Castle (June 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061985812) tells of six kids who have a new movie made about them every five years. Ages 13-up.

Elegy by Tara Hudson (June 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062026811) concludes the Hereafter trilogy. Ages 13-up.

Defy the Dark, ed. by Saundra Mitchell (June 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062123541; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062123534) collects stories set in the dark by Aprilynne Pike, Carrie Ryan, Malinda Lo and others. Ages 13-up.

In the After by Demitria Lunetta (June 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062105455) launches a post-apocalyptic trilogy in which a teenage girl fights to survive amidst danger. Ages 13-up.

Shadow of the Mark by Leigh Fallon (July 9, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062128003) is a sequel to Carrier of the Mark, ages 13-up.

A Darkness Strange and Lovely by Susan Dennard (July 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062083296) continues the trilogy that began with Something Strange and Deadly. Ages 13-up.

Wasteland by Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan (Mar. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062118516) launches a trilogy set in a place where no one lives past the age of 19. Ages 14-up.

If I Should Die by Amy Plum (May 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062004031). In the sequel to Die for Me, Violette may have absorbed Vincent’s powers after she let his spirit go free. Ages 14-up.

September Girls by Bennett Madison (May 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061255632). Sam knows that if he is going to get DeeDee back, he must uncover a beach’s secret. Ages 14-up.

Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn (June 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062135957). Annaliese disappears after appearing at a party drenched in blood. Ages 14-up.

After Daybreak by J.A. London (June 25, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062020673) concludes the Darkness Before Dawn trilogy. Ages 14-up.

This Strange and Familiar Place by Rachel Carter (July 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062081087) continues the So Close to You trilogy. Ages 14-up.

Undercurrent by Paul Blackwell (July 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062123503). A teen who wakes up in a hospital after falling into a waterfall finds his life inexplicably changed. Ages 14-up.


The Secret Circle wraps up with The Temptation by L.J. Smith (Mar. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062130471), ages 13-up. The Taming of the Tights by Louise Rennison (June 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062226204) joins The (Mis)Adventures of Tallulah Casey, ages 13-up. Sara Shepard’s The Lying Game adds Cross My Heart, Hope to Die (Feb. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062128195) and Seven Minutes in Heaven (July 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062128225), ages 14-up. Chillax by Jerry Scott, illus. by Jim Borgman (May 21, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062228512), is a new Zits title, ages 14-up. Kendra Chronicles continues with Towering by Alex Flinn (May 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062024176), ages 14-up. And Pretty Little Liars gains Crushed by Sara Shepard (June 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062199713), ages 14-up.


Tito Puente, Mambo King/Tito Puente, rey del mambo by Monica Brown, illus. by Rafael Lopez (Mar. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061227837) relays the true story of a boy whose passion for music inspired him to become the “King of Mambo.” Ages 4 to 8.


Cat Talk by Patricia MacLachlan, illus. by Barry Moser (Mar. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0060279783). Cats of various personalities and proclivities introduce themselves. Ages 4 to 8.

If You Were a Panda Bear by Florence Minor, illus. by Wendell Minor (June 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061950902) focuses on things pandas and other bears do. Ages 4 to 8.

A Dash of Magic by Kathryn Littlewood, illus. by Erin McGuire (Feb. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062084293) tells of a competition to win possession of a magical cookbook. Ages 8 to 12.

Destiny, Rewritten by Kathryn Fitzmaurice (Feb. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0061625015). A girl destined to become a poet loses an Emily Dickinson anthology she received at birth. Ages 8 to 12.

Pulse by Patrick Carman (Feb. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062085764). This debut novel of a trilogy introduces a girl in 2051 with telekinetic abilities. Ages 13-up.

MILA 2.0 by Debra Driza (Mar. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062090362). This trilogy launch centers on a girl built in a computer lab and programmed to do unusual things. Ages 13-up.

The Ward by Jordana Frankel (Apr. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062095343). A girl who’s a drag racer stars in this trilogy debut set in futuristic N.Y.C. after a catastrophic flood. Ages 13-up.

Severed Heads, Broken Hearts by Robyn Schneider (June 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062217134). Ezra deals with new studies, friendships, love, and misfortune. Ages 13-up.

Vortex by S.J. Kincaid (July 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062093028) continues the Insignia trilogy. Ages 13-up.

Pretty Girl-13 by Liz Coley (Mar. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062127372). After venturing into the woods at 13 on camping trip, Angie returns home to discover she’s now 16. Ages 14-up.

Night School by C.J. Daugherty (May 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062193858) is set at a boarding school for troubled teens where a mysterious organization exists. Ages 14-up.

Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith (May 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062184689). Sex, drugs, punk rock, first love, mental illness, and murder converge in this story of self-discovery. Ages 14-up.

Rush by Eve Silver (June 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062192134). After an accident, Miki wakes up fully healed, pulled through time into a game that involves eliminating aliens. Ages 14-up.


Septimus Heap returns in Fyre by Angie Sage, illus. by Mark Zug (Apr. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061242458), ages 8 to 12. Atlanteans continues with The Dark Shore by Kevin Emerson (May 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062062826), ages 13-up. And Light by Michael Grant (Apr. 2, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0061449185) is a new Gone novel, ages 14-up.


The Fellowship for Alien Detection by Kevin Emerson (Feb. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062071859). Two kids from opposite sides of the country are on a road trip to save the world from an impending alien attack—and perhaps bolster their college applications in the process. Ages 8 to 12.

The Hero’s Guide to Storming the Castle by Christopher Healy (Apr. 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062118455) is a sequel to The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom. Ages 8 to 12.

The Girl from Felony Bay by J.E. Thompson (Apr. 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062104465) centers on two best friends and a 100-year-old mystery involving a southern plantation. Ages 8 to 12.

Platypus Police Squad: The Frog Who Croaked by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (May 7, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0062071644). A rookie and a veteran detective must set their differences aside when a crime takes place in Krosoczka’s new middle-grade series. Ages 8 to 12.

Sidekicked by John David Anderson (June 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062133144) tells of a boy who belongs to a secret organization for the training of superhero sidekicks. Ages 8 to 12.


The Fourth Stall continues with The Fourth Stall Part III by Chris Rylander (Feb. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062120052), ages 8 to 12.


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Lego: Joe’s Garage by Joachim Klang (Apr. 1, paper, $18.99, ISBN 978-3868526745). Step-by-step instructions explain how to craft custom-built vehicles. Ages 6 to 12.


Aesop in California by Doug Hansen (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1597142359) is a collection of fables retold in the context of California’s landscape. Ages 4 to 8.


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Say It Again! (Apr. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1620910726) compiles word puzzles from Highlights magazine. Ages 7-up.

Laugh It Up! (Apr. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1620910719) collects jokes, riddles, and cartoons from Highlights magazine. Ages 7-up.


Look What You Can Make introduces Look What You Can Make with Tubes (Apr. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1620915073) and Look What You Can Make with Paper Plates (Apr. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1620915080) by Margie Hayes Richmond, Look What You Can Make with Boxes by Lorianne Siomades (Apr. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1620915059), and Look What You Can Make with Paper Bags by Judy Burke (Apr. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1620915066), all with photos by Hank Schneider and J.W. Filipski, ages 5-up.


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Princess Pearl stars in A Birthday Ball (June 1, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1444905878) and A Fashion Fairy-tale (June 1, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1444905854) by Emma Thomson, ages 5 to 7. And CHERUB by Robert Muchamore introduces Guardian Angel (Apr. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0340999219), People’s Republic (Apr. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-0340999202), and The Recruit: The Graphic Novel, adapted by Ian Edginton, illus. by John Aggs (Apr. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1444903188), ages 12-up.


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Katie and the Starry Night by James Mayhew (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1408304655). When Katie reaches into van Gogh’s “Starry Night” and takes a star, the other stars tumble out. Up to age 5.


Go Baby! welcomes Have You Seen Bunny? (May 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1408314999) and Have You Seen Duck? (May 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1408315002) by Smriti Prasadam-Halls, illus. by Michelle Berg; Who Am I? This Is My Tail (Apr. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1408315101) and Who Am I? This Is My Mouth (Apr. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1408315095) by Luana Rinaldo; and My Day: Bathtime (June 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1408315026) and My Day: Bedtime (June 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1408315033) by Alex Ayliffe, up to age 3. Emily Brown returns in Cheer Up Your Teddy Bear, Emily Brown! by Cressida Cowell, illus. by Neal Layton (Apr. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1408308493), ages 3 to 5. The Rose series by Holly Webb debuts with Rose (Apr. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1408304471), Rose and the Lost Princess (June 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1408304488), and Rose and the Magician’s Mask (July 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1408304495, ages 9 to 12. And Webb’s Lily series starts up with Lily (Apr. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1408313497) and Lily and the Shining Dragons (June 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1408313503), ages 9 to 12.


A Perfect Home for a Family by David L. Harrison, illus. by Roberta Angaramo (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823423385). A raccoon family searches for the ideal home. Ages 4 to 7.

Dirty Gert by Tedd Arnold (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823424047). This story about a girl who loves to play in the dirt celebrates individuality and unconditional love. Ages 4 to 8.

Forest, What Would You Like? by Irene O’Garden, illus. by Pat Schories (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823423224) pays tribute to the forest. Ages 4 to 8.

Kind-Hearted Crocodile by Lucia Panzieri, illus. by Anton Gionata Ferrari (Mar. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823427673). A crocodile that longs to be a pet sneaks into a house. Ages 4 to 8.

The Frazzle Family Finds a Way by Ann Bonwill, illus. by Stephen Gammell (Mar. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823424054) is the tale of a very forgetful family. Ages 4 to 8.

Rabbit and the Not-So-Big-Bad Wolf by Michael Escoffier, illus. by Kris Di Giacomo (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823428137). Rabbit is afraid of a wolf who may not be so bad after all. Ages 4 to 8.

Millions, Billions, Trillions by David A. Adler, illus. by Edward Miller (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823424030) explains huge numbers. Ages 6 to 10.

Nobody Asked the Pea by John Warren Stewig, illus. by Cornelius Van Wright (Mar. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823422241). All characters in “The Princess and the Pea”— including the pea itself —offer their own versions of the tale. Ages 6 to 10.

Book Boat’s In by Cynthia Cotten, illus. by Frané Lessac (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823425211) tells of a floating library-bookstore on the Erie Canal in the 1800s. Ages 6 to 10.

Fish for Jimmy by Katie Yamasaki (Apr. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823423750). While Jimmy is in a WWII internment camp, his brother sneaks him fish that he’s caught. Ages 6 to 10.

Call Me Oklahoma! by Miriam Glassman (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823427420). Paige starts fourth grade with a new name in hopes of being bolder and braver. Ages 7 to 10.

Big River’s Daughter by Bobbi Miller (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823427529). A half-feral girl searches for her pirate father who disappeared during the earthquake of 1811. Ages 8 to 12.

The Incredible Charlotte Sycamore by Kate Maddison, illus. by Antonio Javier Caparo (Apr. 15, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0823427376). When the daughter of Queen Victoria’s surgeon sneaks out to swordfight with two friends, the three are mauled by what appear to be rabid dogs. Ages 10-up.

Becoming Ben Franklin by Russell Freedman (May 1, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-0823423743) is an illustrated biography of the inventor and Founding Father. Ages 10-up.


I Like to Read continues with Look! by Ted Lewin (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0823426072), Sam and the Big Kids by Emily Arnold McCully (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0823424276), I Have a Garden by Bob Barner (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0823425273), You Can Do It! by Betsy Lewin (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0823425228), Car Goes Far by Michael Garland (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0823425983), and See Me Dig by Paul Meisel (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0823427437), ages 4 to 8. And First Kids Mysteries gains Case of the Missing Dinosaur Egg by Martha Freeman, illus. by Glin Dibley (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823425235), ages 7 to 10.


Have You Seen My New Blue Socks? by Eve Bunting, illus. by Sergio Ruzzier (Mar. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547752679). Duck looks everywhere for his socks, except on his feet. Ages 4 to 8.

Mustache Baby by Bridget Heos, illus. by Joy Ang (May 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547773575). When their son is born with a mustache, his parents wonder if it’s good or bad. Ages 4-8.

Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg by Lori Mortensen, illus. by Michael Allen Austin (May 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547239934). Clyde finds a way to get Dawg clean. Ages 4 to 8.

Crankee Doodle by Tom Angleberger, illus. by Cece Bell (June 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547818542) offers a twist on a traditional song. Ages 4 to 8.

Dozens of Cousins by Shutta Crum, illus. by David Catrow (July 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0618158744). At a family reunion, cousins run wild. Ages 4 to 8.

Forest Has a Song by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater, illus. by Robbin Gourley (Mar. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0618843497) compiles 26 poems about the forest in different seasons. Ages 6 to 9.

The Meanest Birthday Girl by Josh Schneider (May 7, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0547838144) is a story about bullying, birthdays, and pet elephants. Ages 6 to 9.

The Vine Basket by Josanne La Valley (Apr. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547848013). A teen in China finds a way to help give her family hope for the future. Ages 9 to 12.

The Ugly One by Leanne Statland Ellis (June 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547640235). An Incan girl with a disfiguring facial scar finds a life path as a shaman. Ages 9 to 12.

Operation Oleander by Valerie O. Patterson (Mar. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547244372). A soldier’s daughter’s efforts to help Afghan orphans creates a political firestorm. Ages 10 to 14.

Escape from the Pipe Men! by Mary G. Thompson (June 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547859057). Kids who live in an intergalactic zoo find a cure for their poisoned dad. Ages 10 to 14.

The Caged Graves by Dianne K. Salerni (May 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547868530). In 1867, Verity returns to her Pennsylvania hometown to marry and uncovers dark secrets. Ages 12-up.

When the Stars Threw Down Their Spears by Kersten Hamilton (June 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547739649) concludes the Goblin Wars trilogy. Ages 12-up.

Tides by Betsy Cornwell (June 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547927725). Set on New England islands, this novel combines Celtic lore and a mystery involving family secrets. Ages 12-up.

Catch Rider by Jennifer H. Lyne (June 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547868714). Sid longs to become a skilled equestrian, despite competition from more privileged girls. Ages 12-up.

Cameron and the Girls by Edward Averett (Apr. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547612157). A boy suffering from schizophreniform disorder falls in love with a classmate and with a girl in his head. Ages 14–up.


Tallulah stars in Tallulah’s Toe Shoes by Marilyn Singer, illus. by Alexandra Boiger (Mar. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547482231), ages 4 to 8. And Nikki and Deja return in Substitute Trouble by Karen English, illus. by Laura Freeman (July 9, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0547615653, ages 6 to 9.


Confederates Don’t Wear Couture by Stephanie Kate Strohm (June 4, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0547972589) is a sequel to Pilgrims Don’t Wear Pink. Ages 12-up.

Breath by Jackie Morse Kessler (Apr. 16, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0547970431) concludes the Riders of Apocalypse series. Ages 12-up.


When Stravinsky Met Nijinsky by Lauren Stringer (Mar. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547907253). The composer and choreographer bring a different ballet to Paris. Ages 4 to 8.

Lullaby (For a Black Mother) by Langston Hughes, illus. by Sean Qualls (Mar. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547362656) illustrates Hughes’s poem about love between mother and baby. Ages 4 to 8.

Nugget and Fang by Tammi Sauer, illus. by Michael Slack (Apr. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547852850). Can a minnow and a shark be friends? Ages 4 to 8.

Mary Wrightly, So Politely by Shirin Yim Bridges, illus. by Maria Monescillo (Apr. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547342481). An exceedingly well-behaved girl faces a dilemma. Age 4 to 8.

Mister and Lady Day by Amy Novesky, illus. by Vanessa Brantley Newton (June 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0152058067) tells of Billie Holiday’s relationship with her dog. Ages 4 to 8.

The Beatles Were Fab (and They Were Funny) by Kathleen Krull and Paul Brewer, illus. by Stacy Innerst (Mar. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547509914) explores the Beatles’ musical talent and humor. Ages 6 to 9.

The Center of Everything by Linda Urban (Mar. 5, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0547763484) is a novel about donuts, a birthday wish, and making things right with the ones you love. Ages 9 to 12.

The Watcher in the Shadows by Chris Moriarty, illus. by Mark Edward Geyer (Apr. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547466323) is a sequel to The Inquisitor’s Apprentice. Ages 9 to 12.

Frogged by Vivian Vande Velde (Apr. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547942155) offers a twist on “The Princess and the Frog.” Ages 9 to 12.

Thrice Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris (Apr. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547738468) is a companion to Once Upon a Marigold and Twice Upon a Marigold. Ages 9 to 12.

Parched by Melanie Crowder (June 4, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0547976518) is the story of a boy, a girl, and a dog struggling to survive in a land without water. Ages 10 to 14.

Infatuate by Aimee Agresti (Mar. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0547626154) is a sequel to Illuminate. Ages 12-up.

The Lightning Dreamer by Margarita Engle (Mar. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547807430) tells of Cuban abolitionist and women’s rights pioneer Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda. Ages 12-up.

The Elementals by Saundra Mitchell (June 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547853147) is a companion to The Vespertine and The Springsweet. Ages 12-up.

The Twice Lost by Sarah Porter (July 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547482521) wraps up the Lost Voices trilogy. Ages 12-up.

Dear Life, You Suck by Scott Blagden (Mar. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547904313). Will Cricket Cherpin figure out what to do with his life before he turns 18? Ages 14-up.


The Adventures of Joe Schmo adds Shifty Business by Greg Trine, illus. by Frank W. Dormer (July 2, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0547807966), ages 6 to 9. 43 Old Cemetery Road introduces Hollywood, Dead Ahead by Kate Klise, illus. by M. Sarah Klise (Apr. 2, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0547852836), ages 9 to 12. And Lives of... adds Lives of the Scientists by Kathleen Krull, illus. by Kathryn Hewitt (July 9, hardcover, $20.99, ISBN 978-0152059095), ages 9 to 12.


Lois Ehlert’s Growing Garden Gift Set by Lois Ehlert (Mar. 5, novelty book, $14.99, ISBN 978-0547993430) is a boxed set containing Planting a Rainbow, Eating the Alphabet, and Growing Vegetable Soup. Ages 4 to 8.

What Do Authors and Illustrators Do? (Two Books in One) by Eileen Christelow (July 9, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0547972602) reveals the creative process of children’s book creators. Ages 4 to 8.

The Little Prince Graphic Novel by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, illus. by Joann Sfar (Apr. 16, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0547338002) is a graphic adaptation of The Little Prince. Ages 10 to 14.

The Little Prince 70th Anniversary Gift Set by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, trans. by Richard Howard (Mar. 5, novelty book, $24.99, ISBN 978-0547970486) features a hardcover, CD, and downloadable audio. Ages 12-up.


Curious George by H.A. Rey adds Where Is Curious George? (Feb. 12, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0547914169), Jorge el curioso El baile/Curious George Dance Party CGTV Reader (Mar. 5, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0547968216), Curious George Learning Library (May 7, novelty book, $11.99, ISBN 978-0547968230), Curious George Car Wash (June 11, novelty book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0544032514), and Curious George Learns to Count from 1 to 100 Big Book (July 9, paper, $28.99, ISBN 978-0547998909), ages 4 to 8. Paul Galdone’s Folk Tale Classics issues Henny Penny (June 18, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0547902005) and Cinderella (June 18, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0547988672), ages 4 to 8. Laugh-Along Lessons by Helen Lester, illus. by Lynn Munsinger, issues Me First (July 9, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0544003217), A Porcupine Named Fluffy (July 9, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0544003194), Listen, Buddy (July 9, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0544003224), and It Wasn’t My Fault (July 9, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0544003231), ages 4 to 8. And Martha Speaks by Susan Meddaugh continues with Martha Go, Go, Goes Green! (Mar. 5, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0547970172), Summer Fun: Three Stories in One (May 7, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0547970257), ages 4 to 8; and Chapter Books: Campfire Stories (May 7, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0547970240) and So You Want to Be a Dog? (May 7, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0547974835), ages 6 to 9.


Rain! by Linda Ashman, illus. by Christian Robinson (Mar. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547733951) reveals how a good attitude can chase away the blues at any age. Ages 4 to 8.

Ball by Mary Sullivan (Apr. 2, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0547759364) spotlights a dog’s daily struggle to find a partner to throw the ball. Ages 4 to 8.

Gus, the Dinosaur Bus by Julia Liu, illus. by Bei Lynn (July 9, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0547905730). What’s to be done when Gus’s large feet cause traffic jams? Ages 4 to 8.

Miss Moore Thought Otherwise by Jan Pinborough, illus. by Debby Atwell (Mar. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547471051) focuses on children’s librarian Anne Carroll Moore. Ages 6 to 9.

Gone Fishing by Tamera Will Wissinger, illus. by Matthew Cordell (Mar. 5, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0547820118). Poems and art capture a fishing adventure. Ages 6 to 9.

The Year of the Baby by Andrea Cheng, illus. by Patrice Barton (May 28, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0547910673) is a sequel to The Year of the Book. Ages 6 to 9.

Lenny Cyrus, School Virus by Joe

Schreiber, illus. by Matt Smith (Apr. 2, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0547893150). A teenage genius tries to win the girl of his dreams. Ages 9 to 12.

Eruption! by Elizabeth Rusch, illus. by Tom Uhlman (June 18, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0547503509) tells of scientists who risk their lives investigating deadly volcanoes. Ages 9 to 12.

The Tapir Scientist by Sy Montgomery, photos by Nic Bishop (July 23, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0547815480) discusses this animal and the work of the scientists trying to save it. Ages 10-up.

Under the Light by Laura Whitcomb (May 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0547367545) is a sequel to A Certain Slant of Light. Ages 12-up.

The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau (June 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0547959108). In a dystopian society, it’s an honor as well as an ordeal to be chosen for The Testing. Ages 12-up.

Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets by Evan Roskos (Mar. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547928531). A depressed boy tries to save himself by writing poems, hugging trees, and being a good brother. Ages 14-up.

Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers (Apr. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0547628387) is a sequel to Grave Mercy. Ages 14-up.

Nothing but Blue by Lisa Jahn-Clough (May 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0618959617). After her house is destroyed, Blue suffers memory loss and returns to her childhood home. Ages 14-up.


Gossie & Friends by Olivier Dunrea welcomes Jasper & Joop (Mar. 5, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0547867625), up to age 3. Tacky the Penguin is back in Happy Birdday, Tacky! by Helen Lester, illus. by Lynn Munsinger (May 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547912288), ages 4 to 8. Dodsworth returns in Dodsworth in Tokyo by Tim Egan (Apr. 16, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0547877457), ages 6 to 9. And Just Grace stars in Just Grace and the Trouble with Cupcakes by Charise Mericle Harper (May 28, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0547877440), ages 6 to 9.


Eek! There’s a Mouse in the House by Wong Herbert Yee (May 7, novelty book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0544022829) packages this picture book about a mouse on the loose with a CD. Ages 5 to 8.


Green Light Readers adds Celebrating California (June 18, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0547983851), Celebrating New York (June 18, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0547897813), Celebrating Florida (June 18, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0547896991), and Celebrating Texas (June 18, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0547983950) by Marion Dane Bauer; and Favorite Stories from Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa (June 4, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0544022676) and Favorite Stories from Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa Partners (June 4, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0544022652) by Erica Silverman, illus. by Betsy Lewin, ages 6 to 9.


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303 Kid-Approved Exercises and Active Games by Kimberly Wechsler, illus. by Michael Sleva (Feb. 12, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-0897936194) outlines games that encourage activity. Ages 6 to 8.


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Justin Time continues with The Big Pet Story by Brandon James Scott (Mar. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1597020411), ages 3 to 8.


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Thoughtings... by Peter Worley, illus. by Andrew Day (Apr. 16, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1781350874) presents poems designed around puzzles or problems. Ages 5-up.


The Twelve Dancing Princesses by Ruth Sanderson (Mar. 18, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1566568760) retells this tale of princesses who wear out their shoes every night. Ages 5 to 9.


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Nic and Nellie by Astrid Sheckels (June 7, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1934031520). Spending the summer with her grandparents, Nic overcomes loneliness and makes new friends. Ages 5 to 10.


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The Phoenix Girls: The Conjuring Glass by Brian Knight (Mar. 8, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1936564729). In this series launch, two girls use magic to fight a sinister force. Ages 10-up.

Special Dead by Patrick Freivald (July 12, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1936564804). After the survivors of the “prompocalypse” return to school, Ani struggles with her identity. Ages 14-up.


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Mouse Math adds Mice on Ice (Feb. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-1575655277; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1575655284) and Albert’s Bigger Than Big Idea (Feb. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-1575655215; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1575655222) by Eleanor May, illus. by Deborah Melmon; and Count Off, Squeak Scouts! by Laura Driscoll, illus. by Melmon (Feb. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-1575655246; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1575655253), ages 4-up. And Milo & Jazz Mysteries continues with The Case of the Superstar Scam by Lewis B. Montgomery, illus. by Amy Wummer (Feb. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-1575655185; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1575655192), ages 7 to 11.


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When the Earth Lost Its Shapes by Shobha Viswanath, illus. by Christine Kastl (Apr. 16, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-8181901927). When all the shapes in the world disappear, a small dot restores them. Ages 3-up.

Revenge of the Puppets by Nadine D’souza, illus. by Ayush Rajvanshi (July 16, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-8181901972). Four puppets lead exciting lives until their masters decide to replace them. Ages 4-up.

Dancing Bear by Manasi Subramaniam, illus. by Jung-a Park (Apr. 16, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-8181902009). A dancing bear in India longs to be set free. Ages 5-up.

The Bookworm by Lavanya R. N., illus. by Shilo Shiv Suleman (May 14, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-8181901804). A silent boy who constantly reads suddenly speaks and creates magic. Ages 5-up.

The Story and the Song by Manasi Subramaniam, illus. by Ayswarya Sankaranarayanan (May 14, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-8181902733). The story and the song a girl keeps to herself want to escape. Ages 5-up.

Tak-Tak! by Soumitra Ranade, illus. by Shilo Shiv Suleman (July 16, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-8181901835). A boy hears an alarming sound in a story set in an abandoned mansion. Ages 5-up.


Rumor Central by Reshonda Tate Billingsley (May 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0758289513) launches a series about the teenage star of a Miami reality show. Ages 14 to 18.

Girl of His Dreams by Amir Abrams (July 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0758273574). A player meets a girl who is not about to be played. Ages 14 to 18.


Reality Check continues with Charly’s Epic Fiascos by Kelli London (Mar. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0758286970), ages 12-up. Langdon Prep adds Sweet 16 to Life by Kimberly Reid (Feb. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0758267429), ages 14 to 18. Get Ready for War by Ni-Ni Simone (Apr. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0758273550) joins Hollywood High, ages 14 to 18. And Fab Life releases Get Over It by Nikki Carter (June 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0758272713), ages 14 to 18.


Survivor by James Phelan (May 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0758280688) is the second installment of the Alone trilogy. Ages 12-up.

Moonglow by Michael Griffo (Mar. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0758280725) launches a trilogy about a teen who discovers she will turn into a werewolf because of a family curse. Ages 14 to 18.

Touch of Scarlet by Eve Marie Mont (Apr. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0758269492) continues the Unbound trilogy. Ages 14 to 18.

Invisible by Marni Bates (July 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0758269386). Jane Smith has always kept a low profile, until her article in the school newspaper snags the attention of some celebrities. Ages 14 to 18.


Otherkin issues Othermoon by Nina Berry (Feb. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0758276933), ages 14 to 18. And Elemental gains Spirit by Brigid Kemmerer (June 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0758272836), ages 14 to 18.


100 Animals on Parade by Masayuki Sebe (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554538713) is a follow-up to Let’s Count to 100! Ages 3 to 7.

Willow Finds a Way by Lana Button, illus. by Tania Howells (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554538423). Willow reacts bravely when a birthday host bullies her guests. Ages 3 to 7.

The Day My Mom Came to Kindergarten by Maureen Fergus, illus. by Mike Lowery (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554536986) relays the story of a hapless mom at school. Ages 3 to 7.

Which Is Round? Which Is Bigger? by Mineko Mamada (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554539734). This concept book suggests that first impressions can change. Ages 3 to 7.

In Lucia’s Neighborhood by Pat Shewchuck, illus. by Marek Colek (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554534203). This look at a day in a neighborhood was inspired by urban visionary Jane Jacobs. Ages 3 to 7.

In the Tree House by Andrew Larsen, illus. by Dusan Petricic (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554536351) tells of two brothers, a blackout, and a special tree house. Ages 3 to 7.

Mr. Flux by Kyo Maclear, illus. by Matte Stephens (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554537815) is a story loosely based on the Fluxus art movement. Ages 3 to 7.

And the Winner Is... by Etta Kaner, illus. by David Anderson (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554539048). Animals compete in sporting events. Ages 4 to 8.


Tales of Prehistoric Life adds Pterosaur Trouble by Daniel Loxton with Jim W.W. Smith (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554536320), ages 4 to 7. Scaredy Squirrel reappears in Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping by Mélanie Watt (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1894786867), ages 4 to 8. Daisy returns in Daisy’s Defining Day by Sandra Feder, illus. by Susan Mitchell (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1554537808), ages 7 to 10. Jasper John Dooley gains Jasper John Dooley: Left Behind by Caroline Adderson, illus. by Ben Clanton (Mar. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1554535798), ages 7 to 10. A Narrow Escape by Jessica Scott Kerrin (Mar. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1554536429) joins The Lobster Chronicles, ages 7 to 10. CitizenKid releases Planet Ark: Preserving Earth’s Biodiversity by Adrienne Moon, illus. by Margot Thompson (Apr. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1554537532), ages 8 to 12. And The Adventures of Jack Lime continues with The Further Adventures of Jack Lime by James Leck (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554537402), ages 10 to 14.


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Secret Garden by Johanna Basford (Mar. 20, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1780671062). This activity book features illustrations of plants, flowers, and birds to color. Ages 6-up.

Flip Fashion by Lucille Clerc (Mar. 20, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1856699235). Kids create fashions with this flip book. Ages 6-up.

My Monster Bubblewriter Book by Linda Scott (May 29, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1780671024). This activity book is a follow-up to How to Be the Best Bubblewriter in the World. Ages 6-up.

Sticker Fashionista by Kelly Smith (May 29, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1780671130) is a second volume of stickers for kids to use to create fashions. Ages 6-up.


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Seek & Peek offers At the Zoo (May 14, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0753469415) and Dinosaurs (May 14, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0753470619), ages 3 to 5. Joining Lift and Explore are Dinosaurs (May 14, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0753470800) and Oceans (May 14, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0753470817) by Deborah Murrell, illus. by Peter Bull, ages 4 to 6. I Wonder Why continues with I Wonder Why Animals Are Amazing Sticker Activity Book (May 14, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0753468302) and I Wonder Why Dinosaurs Ruled Sticker Activity Book (May 14, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0753468067) by Belinda Weber, ages 5 to 8. Life Cycles by Sean Callery adds River (May 14, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0753470664), Forest (May 14, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0753470657), Desert (July 9, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0753470756), and Mountain (July 9, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0753470763), ages 7 to 10. And Explorers continues with Stars and Planets by Carole Stott (May 14, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0753470633), Whales and Dolphins (July 9, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-0753468159) and Rainforest (July 9, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0753470732) by Anita Ganeri, Things That Go by Clive Gifford (July 9, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0753470749), and Robots by Chris Oxlade (July 9, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-0753468166), all illus. by Peter Bull, ages 7 to 10.

You Are the Expert issues Safari by Claire Llewellyn, illus. by Dave Hill (May 14, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0753470565), ages 7 to 10. Tell Me Why gains Tell Me Why Elephants Have Trunks (July 9, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0753470848; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0753471081) and Tell Me Why the Earth Is Like a Jigsaw Puzzle (July 9, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0753470855; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0753471098), ages 7 to 10. Hands-On Science releases Matter and Materials (July 9, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0753469736) and Sound and Light (July 9, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0753469743) by Sarah Angliss, illus. by Maggie Hewson, ages 7 to 10. Joining Think Again! is False Facts Attacked and Myths Busted by Clive Gifford (June 11, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0753470695; paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0753471067), ages 8 to 13. Picture This! introduces Human Body by Margaret Hynes (June 11, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0753468883), ages 8 to 13. And Basher Basics offers Creative Writing by Mary Budzik, created by Simon Basher (July 9, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0753470541; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0753470558), ages 8 to 13.


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Can I Tell You About ADHD? by Susan Yarney (Feb. 1, paper, $13.95, ISBN 978-1849053594). A boy with ADHD describes what it is and how he deals with it. Ages 7-up.

Can I Tell You About Dementia? by Jude Welton (Feb. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1849052979). Jack, a man with dementia, helps readers understand the challenges he faces. Ages 7-up.

What Is It Like to Be Me? by Alenka Klemenc (Mar. 1, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1849053754). A boy with Asperger’s syndrome explains how he sees and experiences the world around him. Ages 7-up.

Can I Tell You About OCD? by Amita Jassi, illus. by Sarah Hull (June 15, paper, $13.95, ISBN 978-1849053815). A teenage girl with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder discusses her daily life. Ages 7-up.

Starving the Stress Gremlin (Feb. 1, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1849053402) and Starving the Anxiety Gremlin (Feb. 15, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1849053419) by Katie Collins-Donnell offer advice for dealing with stress; and anxiety. Ages 10-up.

The Aspie Girl’s Guide to Being Safe with Men by Debi Brown (Feb. 15, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1849053549) provides dating advice to girls with Asperger’s syndrome. Ages 13-up.


Rainbow Stew by Cathryn Falwell (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1600608476). Siblings pick vegetables that Grandpa uses to make stew in this story, which includes a recipe. Ages 3 to 8.

How Far Do You Love Me? by Lulu Delacre (Mar. 1, hardcover, $11.95, ISBN 978-1600608827). A bedtime game showcases the love between children and adults in different cultures. Ages 3 to 8.

As Fast as Words Could Fly by Pamela Tuck, illus. by Eric Velasquez (Apr. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1600603488). In a formerly all-white high school in 1960s North Carolina, an African-American boy’s typing skills help him confront a challenge. Ages 7 to 12.

The School the Aztec Eagles Built by Dorinda Makana Nalani Nicholson (May 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1600604409) recounts the WWII activities of the Aztec Eagles, a Mexican Air Force squadron. Ages 7 to 12.

Hammer of Witches by Shana Mlawski (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1600609879). A teen joins Columbus’s expedition to escape witch hunting during the Spanish Inquisition. Ages 11 to 18.


Awakening by Karen Sandler (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1600609824) is a sequel to Tankborn. Ages 12 to 18.


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Friends by Mies Van Hout (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1935954231) showcases monsters’ changeable emotions. Ages 2-up.

Who Has the Biggest Bottom? by Marijke ten Cate (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1935954255). At a backyard circus, each animal has a special quality. Ages 2-up.

On My Street by Koos Meinderts, illus. by Annette Fienieg (May 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1935954248). This rhyming tale introduces neighborhood characters. Ages 2-up.

How Much Does the Gray in an Elephant Weigh? by Erik Van Os and Elle Van Lieshout, adapted by MaryChris Bradley, illus. by Alice Hoogstad (May 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1935954279) reveals a new way to look at zoo animals. Ages 3-up.

Opposites by Dieter Schubert (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1935954262) is a concept book. Ages 4-up.


Cookie, the Walker by Chris Monroe (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0761356172) centers on a dog who decides to walk on her hind legs. Ages 4 to 8.

My Crocodile Does Not Bite by Joe Kulka (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0761389378). When Ernest brings his crocodile to the school pet show, the animal swallows a rude girl. Ages 5 to 9.

Hoop Genius by John Coy, illus. by Joe Morse (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0761366171) tells the true story of Massachusetts gym teacher James Naismuth’s invention of basketball in 1891. Ages 7 to 11.

Something to Prove: The Great Satchel Paige vs. Rookie Joe DiMaggio by Rob Skead, illus. by Floyd Cooper (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0761366195). This picture book set in 1936 offers a snapshot of the history of segregated baseball. Ages 7 to 11.


Quicksilver by R.J. Anderson (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0761387992) is a follow-up to Ultraviolet. Ages 12 to 18.

The Twelve-Fingered Boy by John Hornor Jacobs (Feb. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0761390077). On the lam after escaping from juvie, two boys discover that one of them has superpowers. Ages 14 to 18.

The Sin Eater’s Confession by Ilsa J. Bick (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0761356875) is a novel about two teenage boys and a horrible crime. Ages 14 to 18.



Mallory returns in Mallory and Mary Ann Take New York by Laurie B. Friedman, illus. by Jennifer Kalis (Mar. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-0761360742), ages 7 to 11. S.W.I.T.C.H. by Ali Sparkes, illus. by Ross Collins, debuts with Spider Stampede (May 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467707107), Fly Frenzy (May 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467707114), Grasshopper Glitch (May 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467707121), Ant Attack (May 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467707138), Crane Fly Crash (May 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467707145), and Beetle Blast (May 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467707152), ages 7 to 11. And Robyn Hunter Mysteries by Norah McClintock adds Change of Heart (Mar. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1467707015), In Too Deep (Mar. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1467707022), and At the Edge (Mar. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1467707039), ages 11 to 18.

Counterattack presents Under Pressure by Emma Carlson Berne (Apr. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467707183), Offside (Apr. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467707206) and Blow Out (Apr. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467707176) by M.G. Higgins, Out of Sync by Amanda Humann (Apr. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467707190), and Archenemy (Apr. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467707213) and Beast (Apr. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467707169) by Paul Hoblin, ages 11 to 18. And Surviving Southside offers The Fight by Elizabeth Karre (May 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467707091), Overexposed by Susan J. Korman (May 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467707060), The Alliance by Gabriel Goodman (May 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467707084), Deadly Drive by Justine Fontes (May 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467707046), Dance Team by Charnan Simon (May 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467707077), and Full Impact by Suzanne Weyn (May 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467707053), ages 11 to 18.


William and the Lost Spirit by Gwen de Bonneval, illus. by Matthieu Bonhomme (Apr. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1467708074). Guided by an enchanted goat, William embarks on a quest to find his missing sister. Ages 13 to 18.


Where’s Leopold? debuts with Your Pajamas Are Showing! by Michel-Yves Schmitt, illus. by Vincent Caut (Apr. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1467708715), ages 6 to 10. Summer Camp Science Mysteries by Lynda Beauregard continues with The Missing Cuckoo Clock (Apr. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1467707336) and The Great Space Case (Apr. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1467707350), illus. by Der-Shing Helmer; and The Whispering Lake Ghosts (Apr. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1467707343) and The Yucky Duck Rescue (Apr. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1467707367), illus. by German Torres, ages 8 to 12. And My Boyfriend Is a Monster gains He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not by Robin Mayhall, illus. by Kristen Cella, Dirk Tiede, and Jane Irwin (May 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0761385486); and A Match Made in Heaven by Trina Robbins, illus. by Nu Studio Xian and Yuko Ota (May 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1467707329), ages 8 to 12.

The Little Prince gains The Star Snatcher’s Planet by Thomas Barichella (Apr. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467707374), The Planet of the Night Globes by Christel Gonnard (Apr. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467707381), The Planet of the Overhearers by Heloise Cappoccia (Apr. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467707398), and The Planet of the Tortoise Driver by Herve Benedetti and Nicolas Robin (Apr. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467707404), all adapted by Guillaume Dorison, ages 9 to 14.

Chicagoland Detective Agency continues with The Bark in Space by Trina Robbins, illus. by Tyler Page (Apr. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1467707251), ages 9 to 14. And Mortensen’s Escapades by Lars Jakobsen presents The Red Ruby by (Mar. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1467707299) and The Secret Mummy (Mar. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1467707305), ages 11 to 18.


Miracle Mud by David A. Kelly, illus. by Oliver Dominguez (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0761380924) tells of Lena Blackburne and his “Baseball Rubbing Mud,” long used by teams to prepare baseballs for games. Ages 7 to 11.


Cloverleaf Books—Community Helpers gains Let’s Meet a Dentist (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1467708005) and Let’s Meet a Teacher (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1467708050) by Bridget Heos, illus. by Kyle Poling; Let’s Meet a Veterinarian (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1467708067) and Let’s Meet a Police Officer (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1467708043) by Gina Bellisario, illus. by Cale Atkinson; Let’s Meet a Firefighter (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1467708029) and Let’s Meet a Librarian (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1467708036) by Bellisario, illus. by Ed Myer; and Let’s Meet a Doctor (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1467708012) and Let’s Meet a Construction Worker (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1467707992) by Bridget Heos, illus. by Mike Moran, ages 5 to 8. And Words Are CATegorical introduces Breezier, Cheesier, Newest, and Bluest by Brian P. Cleary, illus. by Brian Gable (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0761353621), ages 7 to 11.



Amazing Athletes welcomes Prince Fielder (Apr. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0761386711), David Beckham, Revised Edition (Apr. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467711609), Stephen Strasburg (Apr. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467711159), and Justin Verlander (Apr. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467711074) by Jeff Savage; and Miguel Cabrera by Jon M. Fishman (Apr. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467715591), ages 7 to 11. And Pop Culture Bios gains Josh Hutcherson (Mar. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467708821) and Liam Hemsworth (Mar. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467708838) by Jody Jensen Shaffer, Jennifer Lawrence by Nadia Higgins (Mar. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467708814), Booboo Stewart by Marcia Amidon Lusted (Mar. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467708807), Zoë Kravitz by Sandy Donovan (Mar. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467708852), and Taylor Lautner by Elaine Landau (Mar. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467708845), ages 8 to 12.


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Blackbeard and the Golden Goblet by Faith Reese Martin (Apr. 2, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1608000173) is a new JMP Mystery, ages 4 to 8.


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Lion Classics adds The Lion Book of Classic Wisdom Stories by Mary Joslin, illus. by Christina Balit (Apr. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0745963693), ages 7 to 9.


Awesome Dawson by Chris Gall (Apr. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0316213301). Dawson recycles and repurposes everything—until his robot starts destroying the town. Ages 1 to 6.

The Dark by Lemony Snicket, illus. by Jon Klassen (Apr. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0316187480). A boy confronts the dark in this story about conquering fear. Ages 1 to 6.

A Long Way Away by Frank Viva (Apr. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0316221962) follows a creature’s journey from the ocean floor to his alien family’s embrace in space. Ages 1 to 6.

Chamelia and the New Kid in Class by Ethan Long (July 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0316210423). When a new boy in class threatens to steal the spotlight, Chamelia claims it back. Ages 1 to 6.

The Monster Book of Creature Features by Kirk Scroggs (May 7, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-0316228503) compiles the first three books in the Wiley & Grampa’s Creature Features series. Ages 6 to 9.

The Sasquatch Escape by Suzanne Selfors, illus. by Dan Santat (Apr. 2, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0316209342). In this series launch, two friends bring a wounded animal to a vet for imaginary creatures. Ages 7 to 12.

The Cats of Tanglewood Forest by Charles de Lint, illus. by Charles Vess (Mar. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0316053570). Magical cats save Lillian’s life by turning her into a kitten. Ages 8 to 12.

Write This Book by Pseudonymous Bosch (Apr. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0316207812). This companion book to the Secret Series encourages readers to write their own story. Ages 8 to 12.

Sugar by Jewell Parker Rhodes (May 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0316043052). A girl living on a sugar cane plantation in the post-abolition South befriends Chinese laborers helping in the fields. Ages 8 to 12.

Loki’s Wolves by M.A. Marr and K.L. Armstrong (May 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0316204965) launches The Blackwell Pages, a series about a boy descended from the god Thor. Ages 8 to 12.

Ask My Mood Ring How I Feel by Diana Lopez (June 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0316209960). A girl whose mother has breast cancer convinces others to join a walk for breast cancer awareness. Ages 8 to 12.

Pi in the Sky by Wendy Mass (June 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0316089166). When earth disappears, Joss, a son of the Supreme Overlord of the Universe, is charged with bringing it back. Ages 8 to 12.

What We Found in the Sofa and How It Saved the World by Henry Clark (July 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0316206662). Three friends who discover a crayon in an abandoned sofa find themselves in the middle of an evil plot to invade earth through an intergalactic portal. Ages 8 to 12.

Sure Signs of Crazy by Karen Harrington (July 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0316210584). Sarah, whose mother is in a mental institution, gets her first crush, new friends, and answers about her family. Ages 9-up.

Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger (Feb. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0316190084) is the first in a steampunk series about a finishing school for young spies. Ages 12-up.

When We Wake by Karen Healey (Mar. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0316200769). A teen is killed by a stray bullet during a political rally, and wakes up 100 years later as the first human who has been cryogenically frozen and revived. Ages 12-up.

Fearless by Cornelia Funke (Apr. 2, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0316056106) is the sequel to Reckless. Ages 12-up.

The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr (May 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0316205016). A death and betrayal derail Lucy’s promising future as a concert pianist. Ages 12-up.

Icons by Margaret Stohl (May 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0316205184). Launching a sci-fi series set in near future L.A., this tells of four teens who must solve the mysteries of their pasts in order to save their future. Ages 12-up.

The Originals by Cat Patrick (May 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0316219433). Triplets who discover they are clones must hide from a government agency out to arrest their geneticist mother. Ages 12-up.

When You Were Here by Daisy Whitney (June 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0316209748). A boy journeys to Tokyo to visit a friend of his late mother and learn more about her. Ages 12-up.

The Watcher in the Shadows by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (June 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0316044769). After Irene’s family moves to a Normandy estate, a girl is murdered. Ages 12-up.

Boy Nobody by Allen Zadoff (June 11, hardcover, $18; ISBN 978-0316199681). A teen with no name or history is the perfect assassin—until his memories start to surface. Ages 15-up.


Little League by Matt Christopher debuts with Play Ball! (Mar. 5, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0316219945) and District Doubleheader (July 16, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0316220439), ages 8 to 12. Middle School continues with My Brother Is a Big, Fat Liar by James Patterson and Lisa Papademetriou, illus. by Neil Swaab (Mar. 18, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0316207546); and Summer of the Booger-Eater by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts, illus. by Laura Park (June 24, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0316231756), ages 8 to 12. And My Little Pony returns in Under the Sparkling Sea by Mary Jane Begin (Apr. 2, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0316245593), ages 1 to 6; Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell (Apr. 2, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0316228190) and Pinkie Pie and the Rockin’ Ponypalooza Party! (July 2, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0316228183) by G.M. Berrow, ages 8 to 12; and The Elements of Harmony by Brandon Snider (June 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0316247542), ages 12-up.

Despicable Me 2 issues Despicable Me 2: The Junior Novel by Annie Auerbach and Despicable Me 2: The Anti-Villain League Handbook by D. Jakobs (May 14, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0316245579), ages 8 to 12. Monster High gains Ghoulfriends Just Want to Have Fun by Gitty Daneshvari (Apr. 2, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0316222532), ages 8 to 12. How to Train Your Dragon offers How to Seize a Dragon’s Jewel by Cressida Cowell (Apr. 30, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0316244091), ages 8 to 12. Tales of a Sixth-Grade Muppet offers Where No Muppet Has Gone Before by Kirk Scroggs (May 14, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0316183161), ages 8 to 12. The Last Dogs gains Dark Waters by Christopher Holt, illus. by Allen Douglas (June 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0316200127), ages 8 to 12. And Zom-B by Darren Shan releases Zom-B City (Apr. 9, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0316214360) and Zom-B Angels (July 9, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0316214148), ages 12-up.


Little Acorn Grows Up by Edward Gibbs (Apr. 2, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0316127080). An acorn waits for the day when he will outgrow his forest friends and offer them food and protection. Ages 1 to 6.

Pinwheel by Salina Yoon (Apr. 16, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0316221764). Readers turn a pinwheel to view various scenes. Ages 1 to 6.

Transformers Prime: Optimus Prime and the Secret Mission by Ray Santos (May 7, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0316188753) is an 8x8 storybook based on this TV show. Ages 1 to 6.

Transformers: Rescue Bots: Meet Chase the Police-Bot (May 7, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0316228299) and Meet Heatwave the Fire-Bot (June 4, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0316228305) by Lisa Shea are tie-ins to this TV show. Ages 1 to 6.


The Very Fairy Princess welcomes Teacher’s Pet by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton, illus. by Christine Davenier (July 2, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0316219594), ages 1 to 6. New Muppets titles by Martha Ottersley are Easter Eggstravaganza! (Feb. 5, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0316201339), illus. by Amy Mebberson; and Fozzie’s Funny Business (Apr. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0316183154), illus. by James Silvani, ages 1 to 8. My Little Pony returns in Meet the Ponies of Ponyville (Apr. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0316228152) and Welcome to Equestria! (Apr. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0316228145) by Olivia London, ages 1 to 8. And Super Hero Squad adds Iron Man’s Super Power Mix-Up by Zachary Rau (Apr. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0316224871), ages 1 to 8.


This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith (Apr. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0316212823). An online correspondence begins when a teen movie star accidentally sends a girl an email. Ages 12-up.

Art Girls Are Easy by Julie Klausner (June 1, digital original, $9.99, ISBN 978-0316233972). An art prodigy stars in this novel set at a summer camp for fine and performing arts. Ages 15-up.


Belles presents The Grass Is Always Greener by Jen Calonita (Apr. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0316091107), ages 12-up.


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Adorkable by Sarra Manning (Apr. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1907411007). Two teens who have nothing in common but a pair of cheating exes are drawn to each other. Ages 14-up.


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The Last Dance by Sally Morgan (Apr. 1, hardcover, $22.99, ISBN 978-1921714849) reveals how shrinking and changing Australian habitats are affecting animals. Ages 3 to 5.

Bog Frog Hop by Kyle Mewburn, illus. by Rebecca Cool (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1921714580) is a counting book featuring polliwogs that turn into frogs. Ages 3 to 5.

The Emu That Laid the Golden Egg by Yvonne Morrison, illus. by Heath

McKenzie (June 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1921894008). In this twist on Aesop’s fable, an emu lays a golden egg. Ages 3 to 5.

Bush Bash by Sally Morgan, illus. by Ambelin Kwaymullina (Apr. 1, hardcover, $22.99, ISBN 978-1921714771) is a counting seek-and-find story starring animals. Ages 3-up.


Dancing in the Dark by Robyn Bavati (Feb. 8, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0738734774). A girl defies her Orthodox Jewish family to become a ballet dancer. Ages 12 to 18.

Culling by Steven dos Santos (Mar. 8, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0738735375) launches the dystopian Torch Keepers series. Ages 12 to 18.

Senshi by Cole Gibsen (Mar. 18, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0738732619) is the second Katana novel. Ages 12 to 18.

Moonset by Scott Tracey (Apr. 8, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0738735290) launches a paranormal urban fantasy series. Ages 12 to 18.

Renegade by Amy Carol Reeves (Apr. 8, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0738732626) continues the Ripper series. Ages 12 to 18.

The Stone Demon by Karen Mahoney (Apr. 8, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0738733401) marks the end of the Iron Witch series. Ages 12 to 18.

Riptide by Lindsey Scheibe (May 8, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0738735948). Best friends each have a goal: Grace to win a surf scholarship and Ford to land an internship at a law firm. Ages 12 to 18.

15 Days Without a Head by Dave Cousins (May 8, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0738736426). After his alcoholic mother disappears, Laurence tells lies to keep from being separated from his brother. Ages 12 to 18.

Underneath by Sarah Jamila Stevenson (June 8, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0738735962). After her cousin’s suicide, Sunny develops the ability to hear the thoughts of her grieving family members. Ages 12 to 18.

Insomnia by J.R. Johansson (June 8, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0738735931). In the first book of the Nightwalkers series, Parker is trapped in the dreams of the last person he made eye contact with. Ages 13 to 18.

Shallow Pond by Alissa Grosso (July 8, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0738730714). Sisters delve into the mysteries of their father’s life to discover what is behind the eldest sibling’s illness. Ages 12 to 18.

Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton (July 9, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0738736433). Elizabeth can see personified emotions that she is unable to feel. Ages 13 to 18.


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The Legend of Snow Wolf: Redemption by F. Lit Yu (May 14, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-0835100083) is a sequel to The Legend of Snow Wolf: Reincarnation. Ages 12 to 18.


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Call Me Amy by Marcia Strykowski (May 15, hardcover, $26.95, ISBN 978-1935462767; paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1935462750). When she helps rescue an injured seal pup, Amy forms an unlikely alliance with a boy and an older woman. Ages 8 to 12.

Maybe I Will by Laurie Gray (Mar. 15, hardcover, $26.95, ISBN 978-1935462712; paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1935462705) is a story about how an act of violence changes everything. Ages 13 to 18.


Boom! Boom! Boom! by Jamie A. Swenson, illus. by David Walker (May 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0374308681) is a rhyming bedtime tale with a counting element. Ages 2 to 6.

Busy-Busy Little Chick by Janice Harrington, illus. by Brian Pinkney (Feb. 19, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0374347468) offers an Easter story. Ages 3 to 6.

Ivy in the Shadows by Chris Woodworth (Feb. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0374335663). Ivy learns to listen and to speak up when things at home get complicated. Ages 8 to 12.

The Barftastic Life of Louie Burger by Jenny Meyerhoff, illus. by Jason Week (June 4, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0374305185) is a novel about friendship, family, and stage fright. Ages 8 to 12.

Zero Tolerance by Claudia Mills (June 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0374333126). Sierra faces expulsion after she accidentally brings her mother’s lunch, with a paring knife, to school. Ages 8 to 12.

Unremembered by Jessica Brody (Mar. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0374379919) launches a sci-fi romance trilogy. Ages 12 to 17.

The Fury by Alexander Gordon Smith (July 23, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0374324957) is a supernatural terror novel. Ages 12 to 17.


Nelly May Has Her Say by Cynthia DeFelice, illus. by Henry Cole (Mar. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0374398996) introduces a quick-thinking heroine. Ages 4 to 8.

Papa’s Mechanical Fish by Candace Fleming, illus. by Boris Kulikov (June 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0374399085) presents a story about a submarine inventor. Ages 4 to 8.

Pug: and Other Animal Poems by Valerie Worth, illus. by Steve Jenkins (Mar. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0374350246) is the follow-up to the author-illustrator pair’s Animal Poems. Ages 4 to 9.

Kelsey Green, Reading Queen by Claudia Mills, illus. by Rob Shepperson (June 4, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0374374853) launches the Franklin School Friends series. Ages 7 to 10.


Thank You, Mama (Apr. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0374374440) and Please, Papa (May 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0374360023) by Kate Banks, illus. by Gabi Swiatkowska, are stories that express the importance of good manners. Ages 4 to 8.

Salt by Helen Frost (July 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0374363871) is a novel in verse about two friends—one a Native American, one a settler—whose friendship is endangered by war. Ages 10 to 14.

Mortal Fire by Elizabeth Knox (June 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0374388294) offers a magic-filled fantasy. Ages 12 to 17.


Oh So Tiny Bunny by David Kirk (Feb. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1250016881). A diminutive rabbit discovers that being small is not so bad after all. Ages 3 to 6.

A Pirate’s Guide to Recess by James Preller, illus. by Greg Ruth (June 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1250005151) is a sequel to A Pirate’s Guide to First Grade. Ages 3 to 6.

Bedtime Math by Laura Overdeck, illus. by Jim Paillot (June 25, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1250035851) offers an introduction to arithmetic. Ages 3 to 8.

Monstergarten by Daniel J. Mahoney, illus. by Jef Kaminsky (July 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1250014412). Even monsters get the first-day-of-school jitters. Ages 4 to 5.

Otis Dooda: Strange But True by Ellen Potter, illus. by David Heatley (June 4, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1250011763) is the debut title in a series about a family who moves to New York. Ages 7 to 10.

Home Sweet Horror (July 9, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1250018861; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1250018878) and I Scream, You Scream! (July 9, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1250018885; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1250018892) by James Preller, illus. by Iacopo Bruno, launch the Scary Tales series. Ages 7 to 10.

Kid Pickers by Mike Wolfe (Apr. 16, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1250008480). The star of the TV show American Pickers shares his love of treasure-hunting. Ages 7 to 12.

Stuck in the Middle (of Middle School) by Karen Romano Young (Mar. 19, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0312555962). In her doodle journal, a girl tells of starting school after moving to a new city. Ages 8 to 12.

The 13-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths, illus. by Terry Denton (Apr. 16, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1250026903) launches a series about two kids who live in a spectacular treehouse. Ages 8 to 12.

Soldier Dog by Sam Angus (Apr. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1250018649). This debut novel about a boy and his messenger dogs in WWI was inspired by a true story. Ages 9 to 12.

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (Feb. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0312642969) continues the Lunar Chronicles, which began with Cinder. Ages 12 to 17.

A Midsummer Night’s Scream by R.L. Stine (July 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1250024343) gives a Shakespearean play a horror spin. Ages 12 to 17.

Of Triton by Anna Banks (May 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1250003331) is the second title in the Of Poseidon series. Ages 13 to 18.


Some Monsters Are Different by David Milgrim (July 2, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0805095197) celebrates individuality. Ages 3 to 5.

Who Put the Cookies in the Cookie Jar? by George Shannon, illus. by Julie Paschkis (Mar. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805091977). Lots of hands pitch in to make a cookie. Ages 3 to 6.

Katie and the Puppy Next Door by John Himmelman (Mar. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805094848). The star of Katie Loves the Kittens makes a new friend—maybe. Ages 3 to 6.

Saturday with Daddy by Dan Andreasen (May 7, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0805086874). Saturday with Daddy is the best day of the week. Ages 3 to 7.

Trixie Ten by Sarah Massini (Feb. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805095203). From number one to number nine, Trixie’s siblings are too noisy. Ages 3 to 8.

Missing Mommy by Rebecca Cobb (Apr. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805095074) addresses the loss of a parent. Ages 3 to 8.

Frog Song by Brenda Z. Guiberson, illus. by Gennady Spirin (Feb. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0805092547) offers an appreciation of clean water, plants, and insects to eat. Ages 4 to 8.

Seeds, Bees, Butterflies, and More! by Carole Gerber, illus. by Eugene Yelchin (Feb. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0805092110) presents poems featuring seeds, bees, and other small friends. Ages 4 to 8.

When You Wander by Margarita Engle, illus. by Mary Morgan (Apr. 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805093124) introduces a canine graduate of sniffing school who helps out when people get lost. Ages 4 to 8.

One Bright Ring by Gretchen Géser (May 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805092790). A girl retrieves an engagement ring dropped by a man about to propose. Ages 4 to 8.

The Spooky Box by Mark Gonyea (July 2, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0805088137). What’s inside the spooky box? Ages 4 to 8.

Discovered! A Beagle Called Bella by Wendy Orr, illus. by Patricia Castelao (Mar. 19, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0805095050) focuses on an energetic puppy. Ages 7 to 10.

That’s a Possibility! by Bruce Goldstone (June 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805089981) showcases the world of probability. Ages 7 to 10.

Bo at Ballard Creek by Kirkpatrick Hill, illus. by LeUyen Pham (June 18, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0805093513) tells of a girl growing up in a mining village during the Alaskan Gold Rush of the 1920s. Ages 8 to 12.

Fox Forever by Mary E. Pearson (Mar. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0805094343) concludes the Jenna Fox Chronicles. Ages 12 to 17.

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo (June 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0805094602) continues the Grisha trilogy. Ages 12 to 17.

Bubble World by Carol Snow (July 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0805095715). Freesia’s carefree island life may be too good to be true—literally. Ages 12 to 17.

Neptune’s Tears by Susan Waggoner (June 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805096774). In this futuristic romance, Zee would go any distance to keep the boy she loves. Ages 14 to 19.

Furious by Jill Wolfson (Apr. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0805082838). Three high school girls become the avenging Furies of Greek legend. Ages 14 to 19.


Les Petits Fairytales issues Rapunzel (May 7, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0805097900), Beauty and the Beast (May 7, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0805097887), Sleeping Beauty (May 7, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0805097917), and The Little Mermaid (May 7, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0805097894) by Trixie Belle and Melissa Caruso-Scott, illus. by Oliver Lake, ages 1 to 3. Superstition Mountain Mysteries continues with Treasure on Superstition Mountain by Elise Broach, illus. by Antonio Javier Caparo (Feb. 5, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0805077636), ages 8 to 12.


Chester’s Colorful Easter Eggs by Theresa Smythe (Feb. 5, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0805093261) is a story about egg decorating, color identification, and gift giving. Ages 2 to 5.

Construction Kitties by Judy Sue Goodwin Sturges, illus. by Shari Halpern (Feb. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805091052). This tale features animals and trucks. Ages 2 to 5.

A Vacation for Pooch by Maryann Cocca-Leffler (Feb. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805091069) is a story about a girl, a dog, two suitcases, and what can go wrong. Ages 4 to 7.

Sing by Joe Raposo, illus. by Tom Lichtenheld (May 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805090710) illustrates this song featured on Sesame Street. Ages 4 to 8.

Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors? by Tanya Lee Stone, illus. by Marjorie Priceman (Feb. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805090482) tells of Elizabeth Blackwell, the first female doctor in the U.S. Ages 5 to 8.

Another Night at the Museum by Milan Trenc (Mar. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805089486) is a follow-up to A Night at the Museum. Ages 5 to 9.

The Witch’s Curse by Keith McGowan, illus. by Yoko Tanaka (Mar. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805093247) follows up The Witch’s Guide to Cooking with Children. Ages 9 to 12.

One Plus One Equals Blue by MJ Auch (Apr. 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805094053). Two kids with synesthesia form an unlikely friendship. Ages 10 to 14.

Famous Last Words by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski (July 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0805093674) centers on a teenage girl who has a summer internship at a newspaper writing obituaries. Ages 12 to 17.

When We Wuz Famous by Greg Takoudes (Mar. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805094527). A boarding school scholarship student has trouble fitting in at school and back home. Ages 14 to 19.


The Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut adds Bowling Alley Bandit by Laurie Keller (June 4, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0805090765), ages 7 to 10. And My Life as a Cartoonist by Janet Tashjian, illus. by Jake Tashjian (Apr. 30, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-080506095), continues My Life... , ages 9 to 12.


Spooky Bus by Roger Priddy (July 9, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0312516185) takes readers on a Halloween bus ride. Ages 1 to 5.

Pop-up Little Lamb by Roger Priddy (Feb. 5, novelty book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0312515843) is a spring-themed, rhyming pop-up book. Ages 3 to 5.

Sticker Doodle Boo! by Roger Priddy (July 9, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0312516147) is a Halloween doodle book with stickers. Ages 5 to 9.


Baby Basics introduces Animals (Apr. 30, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0312515539) and Colors (Apr. 30, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0312515140) by Roger Priddy, ages 1 to 2. Funny Faces presents Chirpy Chick by Priddy (Feb. 5, board book, $14.95, ISBN 978-0312516253), ages 3 to 6. Schoolies by Ellen Crimi-Trent introduces School House (June 11, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-0312516130), Schoolies Wipe Clean: Let’s Get Ready for School (June 11, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0312516093), My First Day of School (June 11, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0312516123), My School Day (June 11, spiral bound, $14.99, ISBN 978-0312516079), and Making Friends (June 11, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0312516109), ages 3 to 6. And Roger Priddy’s Smart Kids issues Predators (July 9, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0312516239), ages 3 to 7.


The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos by Deborah Heiligman, illus. by LeUyen Pham (June 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1596433076) profiles this mathematician. Ages 3 to 8.

How to Bicycle to the Moon to Plant Sunflowers: A Simple But Brilliant Plan in 24 Easy Steps by Mordicai Gerstein (Apr. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1596435124) is a tongue-in-cheek how-to. Ages 4 to 8.

Patch by David Slonim (July 30, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1596436435). Sometimes it’s hard for even the most well-intentioned dog to be good. Ages 5 to 8.

Flying Solo: How Ruth Elder Soared into America’s Heart by Julie Cummins, illus. by Malene R. Laugesen (July 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1596435094) focuses on this aviatrix. Ages 6 to 9.

Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace by Nan Marino (Apr. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1596437531). What happens when the most famous kid in America meets a girl who can’t keep a secret? Ages 8 to 12.

Marco Impossible by Hannah Moskowitz (Mar. 19, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1596437210). Marco’s in love with Benji, but it’s going to take a lot to win his heart. Ages 10 to 14.

Breakfast on Mars and 37 Other Delectable Essays by Brad Wolfe and Rebecca Stern (June 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1596437371) aims to inspire kids to think differently about essay writing. Ages 10 to 15.

The Canticle of Whispers by David Whitley (Feb. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1596436152) concludes the Agora Trilogy. Ages 11 to 14.

Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick (Feb. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1596438002) compiles seven intertwined stories of passion and love. Ages 12 to 17.

100 Questions You’d Never Ask Your Parents by Elisabeth Henderson and Nancy Armstrong (July 16, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1596438682) answers questions about sex. Ages 14 to 19.


Charlie Joe Jackson returns in Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Summer Vacation by Tommy Greenwald, illus. by J.P. Coovert (May 7, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1596437579), ages 9 to 12.


Odd Duck by Cecil Castellucci, illus. by Sara Varon (May 14, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1596435575) is the story of two very different ducks. Ages 6 to 10.

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen, illus. by Faith Erin Hicks (May 7, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1596436596) tells of two friends: one the basketball team captain, one the robotics club president. Ages 12 to 17.

Primates by Jim Ottaviani, illus. by Maris Wicks (June 11, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1596438651) spotlights primatologists Biruté Galdikas, Dian Fossey, and Jane Goodall. Ages 12 to 17.


Olympians continues with Poseidon: Earth Shaker by George O’Connor (Mar. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1596438286), ages 9 to 14. And Astronaut Academy issues Re-entry by Dave Roman (May 14, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1596436213), ages 10 to 14.


If You Want to See a Whale by Julie Fogliano, illus. by Erin Stead (May 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1596437319). Sometimes all you need is to know what not to look for. Ages 2 to 6.

Ben Rides On by Matt Davies (May 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1596437944). Bravery, kindness, and chaos abound in this story about a boy, a bully, and a bicycle. Ages 4 to 7.

Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales (June 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1596436046) relays the tale of a world champion Lucha Libre competitor. Ages 4 to 8.

Grandma and the Great Gourd by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, illus. by Susy Pilgrim Waters (Mar. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1596433786) is a Bengali folktale about a grandmother who hides in a giant gourd to avoid danger. Ages 5 to 8.

The Things I Can Do by Jeff Mack (June 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1596436756). Jeff makes a book about the things he can do all by himself. Ages 5 to 8.


The Cat, the Rat, and the Baseball Bat by Andy Griffiths, illus. by Terry Denton (May 21, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1250027733; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1250027740). What happens when a cat on a mat chases a rat with a bat? Ages 4 to 6.

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame and Susan Hill, illus. by Michael Hague (Apr. 2, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1250010445) adapts Grahame’s story for beginning readers. Ages 5 to 7.

Seal Pup Rescue by Brenda Peterson, illus. by Robin Lindsey (June 18, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1250027757) relays a true story of a seal pup and the boy who protects him. Ages 5 to 7.

Mummy Mysteries by Brenda Z. Guiberson (July 16, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0805089769; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1250010476) describes mysteries surrounding three North American mummies. Ages 6 to 8.


Ninja Meerkats adds Escape from Ice Mountain (Apr. 30, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1250029317) and Hollywood Showdown (Apr. 30, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1250029324) by Gareth Jones, illus. by Luke Finlayson, ages 7 to 9.


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I Can’t Do Anything by Thierry Robberecht, illus. by Annick Masson (Mar. 18, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1433813092; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1433813108) is aimed at children struggling with growing up and learning manners. Ages 4 to 8.

Goodbye Brecken by David Lupton (Mar. 18, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1433812897; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1433812903) reveals a girl’s feelings of loss and sadness after the death of her dog. Ages 4 to 8.

Some Days Are Lonely by Young-Ah Kim, illus. by Ji-Soo Shin (Apr. 15, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1433812873; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1433812870) addresses a child’s occasional feelings of loneliness. Ages 4 to 8.

No, No, NO! by Marie-Isabelle Callier, illus. by Annick Masson (Apr. 15, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1433813115; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1433813122) emphasizes the normalcy of the defiant developmental stage and encourages patience and understanding in children and parents. Ages 4 to 8.

Healing Days by Susan Farber Straus, illus. by Maria Bogade (May 20, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1433812927; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1433812934) sets out to provide children who have been physically or sexually abused with tools to deal with their trauma. Ages 4 to 8.

How Do You Doodle? by Elise Gravel (Apr. 15, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1433812910) is a drawing book to help kids get in touch with and learn to express their emotions. Ages 6 to 10.


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Lost Sloth by J. Otto Seibold (Apr. 9, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-1938073359). Can a sloth who wins a shopping spree get to the store in time to claim his prize? Ages 4-up.

Mermaid in Chelsea Creek by Michelle Tea, illus. by Jason Polan (May 14, hardcover, $20, ISBN 978-1938073366) tells the story of Sophie, who may be the one to straighten out her twisted Massachusetts town. Ages 11 to 16.

Momo by Michael Ende, illus. by Marcel Dzama (May 14, hardcover, $23, ISBN 978-1938073144). This fantasy about an orphan girl by the author of The Neverending Story is being published in the U.S. for the first time in 25 years, with new illustrations. Ages 12 to 18.


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Living Dead Love Story continues with Zombies Don’t Forgive by Rusty Fischer (Apr. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1605426334), ages 12-up.


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Whitest Snow by Sarah Toshiko Hasu (June 4, hardcover, $26, ISBN 978-0985347109) retells Snow White to illustrate how LGBT stories have been concealed throughout history. Ages 13-up.


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Latasha and the Kidd on Keys by Michael Scotto, illus. by Evette Gabriel (Mar. 19, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-0983724391) is a sequel to Latasha and the Little Red Tornado. Ages 9 to 12.


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Sidekick by Pab Sungenis (Mar. 12, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-0985029456) centers on a boy who is no super hero—he’s a sidekick. Ages 12-up.

Praefatio by Georgia McBride (May 21, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-0988251373). A teenage runaway holds a police force, legal team, and the media hostage with her tales of angels, demons, and war. Ages 12-up.

Pretty Dark Nothing by Heather Reid (Apr. 23, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-0985327811). When demons invade Quinn’s dreams, she and a friend try to banish them to the underworld. Ages 13-up.

My Sister’s Reaper by Dorothy Dreyer (May 29, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-0985029494). After Zadie brings her dead sister back to life, she must defeat her sister’s Reaper. Ages 13-up.


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First Discovery Close-Ups offers Let’s Look at the Garden by Sabine Krawczyk (Apr. 1, spiral bound, $11.99, ISBN 978-1851033409) and Let’s Look at the Oak Tree by Héliadore (Apr. 1, spiral bound, $11.99, ISBN 978-1851033522), ages 6 to 9.


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Aesop’s Secret by Claudia White (May 14, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1849822305). Two siblings who are able to morph into animals team up with a mystical rabbit to confront an enemy. Ages 10 to 12.