(Charlesbridge, dist.)

Hidden New Jersey by Linda J. Barth, illus. by Hazel Mitchell (Feb. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1934133231; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1934133408) examines this state’s people, places, history, and culture. Ages 6 to 9.


Some Cat! by Mary Casanova, illus. by Ard Hoyt (May 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0374371234) is a follow-up to Some Dog! Ages 2 to 5.

Jammy Dance by Rebecca Janni, illus. by Tracy Dockray (Jan. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0374336806) offers a bedtime tale. Ages 2 to 6.

Barnum’s Bones: How Barnum Brown Discovered the Most Famous Dinosaur in the World by Tracey Fern, illus. by Boris Kulikov (May 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0374305161) reveals how Brown uncovered the bones of the Tyrannosaurus rex. Ages 5 to 10.

Stuey Lewis Against All Odds: Stories from the Third Grade by Jane Schoenberg, illus. by Cambria Evans (May 3, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0374399016) is a follow-up to The One and Only Stuey Lewis. Ages 6 to 9.

A Wrinkle in Time: 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition by Madeleine L’Engle (Jan. 12, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-0374386160; Square Fish paperback, $9.99, ISBN 978-1250004673) includes new content. Ages 10 to 15.

When the Sea Is Rising Red by Cat Hellisen (Feb. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0374364755) is a tale of desire, rebellion, betrayal, and dark magic. Ages 12 to 17.

The Stalker Chronicles by Carley Moore (Mar. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0374371807). A girl’s habit of “stalking” intensifies when a new boy moves to town. Ages 12 to 17.

Rebel Fire by Andrew Lane (Apr. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0374387686). Teenage Sherlock’s second case leads him to America, straight into the heart of a shocking conspiracy. Ages 12 to 17.

Struck by Jennifer Bosworth (Apr. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0374372835). A girl struck by lightning many times holds the fate of the world in her hands. Ages 12 to 17.

Seize the Storm by Michael Cadnum (May 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0374367053) presents the story of a family at sea and a deadly encounter. Ages 12 to 17.

Just Flirt by Laura Bowers (May 31, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0374355159). Dee and Sabrina are in for a summer of lies, lawsuits, and love. Ages 12 to 17.

Lexapros and Cons by Aaron Karo (Mar. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0374343965). In this debut novel, Chuck has some dirty problems mucking up his life. Ages 14 to 19.


Carl returns in Carl at the Dog Show by Alexandra Day (Jan. 17, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0374310837), all ages. The Children of Crow Cove concludes with Alek by Bodil Bredsdorff (May 31, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0374312695), ages 8 to 12. And Escape from Furnace adds Fugitives by Alexander Gordon Smith (Feb. 8, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0374324841), ages 12 to 17.


Chained by Lynne Kelly (Apr. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0374312374) tells of the friendship between a boy and an elephant. Ages 10 to 14.

All These Lives by Sarah Wylie (May 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0374302085) is the story of a girl who would give up anything for her twin. Ages 12 to 17.


Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle by Claire A. Nivola (Feb. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0374380687) focuses on this oceanographer and environmentalist. Ages 4 to 8.

Paiute Princess: The Story of Sarah Winnemucca by Deborah Kogan Ray (Apr. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0374398972) tells of this crusader and author of the first published Native American biography by a woman. Ages 8 to 12.

Various Positions by Martha Schabas (Jan. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0374380861) is a coming-of-age story set in a ballet school. Ages 14 to 19.


The Plant Hunters: True Stories of Their Daring Adventures to the Far Corners of the Earth by Anita Silvey (Mar. 22, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0374309084) spotlights those who have faced tigers, avalanches, floods, and more to discover plants. Ages 8 to 12.


In the Ocean by Salina Yoon (May 3, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0312663001) is an ocean-themed concept book. Ages 1 to 3.

Another Brother by Matthew Cordell (Jan. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0312643249). A sheep’s life changes drastically when he gains not one but 12 brothers. Ages 4 to 6.

Piggy Bunny by Rachel Vail, illus. by Jeremy Tankard (Jan. 26, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0312649883) centers on a pig that wants to be a bunny. Ages 4 to 6.

Cock-a-Doodle Dance! by Christine Fagan-Tricarico, illus. by Rich Deas (May 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0312382513). Animals boogie on the farm. Ages 4 to 7.

The Humming Room by Ellen Potter (Feb. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0312644383) is a contemporary novel inspired by The Secret Garden. Ages 9 to 12.

You Can’t Have My Planet: But Take My Brother, Please by James Mihaley (Mar. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0312618919). Aliens have been leasing Earth to humans and want it back. Ages 9 to 12.

Bridge of Time by Lewis Buzbee (May 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0312382575). Two kids travel to the past and the future with Mark Twain. Ages 10 to 14.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer (Jan. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0312641894) is the first book in the Lunar Chronicles, which offer futuristic twists on fairy tales. Ages 12 to 17.

Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different by Karen Blumenthal (Jan. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1250015570; paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1250014450) chronicles Jobs’s life. Ages 12 to 17.

After the Snow by S.D. Crockett (Mar. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0312641696). What happens when a new Ice Age descends on Earth? Ages 12 to 17.

Life Is But a Dream by Brian James (Mar. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0312610043). Alec and Sabrina are crazy in love—but she is really crazy. Ages 12 to 17.

Of Poseidon by Anna Banks (May 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1250003324) is a romance involving a mermaid and a merman. Ages 13 to 18.

Wicked Sweet by Mar’ce Merrell (May 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0312607494). Chantal thinks that her relationship with her best friend is being threatened by boys. Ages 13 to 18.

Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne (May 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0312569037) is a story of 14 kids, one superstore, and a million things that go wrong. Ages 13 to 18.


Justin Case stars in Shells, Smells, and the Horrible Flip-Flops of Doom by Rachel Vail, illus. by Matthew Cordell (Apr. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1250000811), ages 7 to 9. And 4 for 4 adds Take Your Best Shot by John Coy (Feb. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0312373320; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1250000323), ages 8 to 12.


Colors (Mar. 22, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0805094916); and Numbers by Orla Kiery (Mar. 22, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0805094923) are concept books featuring shapes and patterns. Ages 1 to 3.

Train Man by Andrea Zimmerman, illus. by David Clemesha (Feb. 23, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0805079913) pays tribute to trains. Ages 2 to 5.

Summer Days and Nights by Wong Herbert Yee (Mar. 22, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0805090789). A girl explores the natural world around her. Ages 2 to 6.

Machines Go to Work in the City by William Low (May 16, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0805090505) reveals city machines at work. Ages 2 to 6.

The Monster Returns by Peter McCarty (Jan. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805090307) is a follow-up to Jeremy Draws a Monster. Ages 3 to 6.

Red, White, and Boom! by Lee Wardlaw, illus. by Huy Voun Lee (May 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805090659) celebrates the diverse cultures that make the Fourth of July festive. Ages 3 to 7.

Lady Hahn and Her Seven Friends by Yumi Heo (Mar. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805041279). This Korean folktale underscores the importance of teamwork. Ages 4 to 7.

Kate & Pippin: An Unlikely Love Story by Martin Springett and Isobel Springett (Feb. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805094879) is the tale of a deer, a dog, and unexpected love. Ages 4 to 8.

The Family Tree by David McPhail (Mar. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805090574). A boy saves a beloved tree from being felled by a construction crew. Ages 4 to 8.

The Obstinate Pen by Frank W. Dormer (Mar. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805092950) introduces a pen with a mind of its own. Ages 4 to 8.

Leopard & Silkie: One Boy’s Quest to Save the Seal Pups by Brenda Peterson, photos by Robin Lindsey (Apr. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805091670). Volunteers protect baby seals left on shore. Ages 4 to 8.

Suryia Swims!: The True Story of How an Orangutan Learned to Swim by Bhagavan Antle and Thea Feldman, photos by Barry Bland (Apr. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805093179) is a follow-up to Suryia and Roscoe: The True Story of an Unlikely Friendship. Ages 4 to 8.

Horsefly and Honeybee by Randy Cecil (May 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805093001) shows how sometimes best friends are waiting in the most unlikely places. Ages 4 to 8.

Vivaldi and the Invisible Orchestra by Stephen Costanza (Feb. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805078015). A girl’s poetry inspires Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. Ages 6 to 10.

Knuckle and Potty Destroy Happy World by James Proimos (May 3, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0805091557). When Happy World becomes too perfect for Knuckle and Potty, the only way to fix it is to erase it. Ages 7 to 10.

Citizen Scientists: Be a Part of Scientific Discovery from Your Own Backyard by Loree Griffin Burns and Ellen Harasimowicz (Jan. 26, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0805090628; paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0805095173) is a guide to being a backyard scientist. Ages 8 to 12.

Because of Shoe and Other Dog Stories, edited by Ann M. Martin, illus. by Aleksey and Olga Ivanov (May 16, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0805093148) collects dog tales by nine authors, including Valerie Hobbs, Jon J Muth, and Thacher Hurd. Ages 8 to 12.

Breathing Room by Marsha Hayles (May 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805089615). Evvy Hoffmeister must leave her family and lose her freedom. Ages 10 to 14.

Riding Out the Storm by Sis Deans (Feb. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805093551). Zach rides a bus through a snowstorm to visit his brother in a mental institution. Ages 12 to 17.

Take What You Can Carry by Kevin C. Pyle (Feb. 23, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0805082869). Two boys, worlds apart, have unexpected connections. Ages 12 to 17.

The Night She Disappeared by April Henry (Mar. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805092622). A kidnapper targets the wrong girl. Ages 12 to 17.

Now by Morris Gleitzman (Apr. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805093780) is a companion to Once and Then. Ages 12 to 17.

Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo (May 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0805094596). Only her past can save her—and only she can save the future. Ages 12 to 17.

Love and Haight by Susan Carlton (Feb. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805080971). A girl seeks an abortion in 1970s San Francisco. Ages 14 to 19.

Supergirl Mixtapes by Meagan Brothers (Apr. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805080810). A music-obsessed girl sets out to find herself in New York City. Ages 14 to 19.

37 Things I Love (In No Particular Order) by Kekla Magoon (May 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805094657). With her father in a long-term coma, Ellis finds support in unexpected places. Ages 14 to 19.


Rainbow Shelter offers Wanted! A Guinea Pig Called Henry by Wendy Orr, illus. by Patricia Castelao (Feb. 23, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0805089332; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0805094626), ages 7 to 10.


Zero the Hero by Joan Holub, illus. by Tom Lichtenheld (Feb. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805093841). The number Zero questions his value. Ages 6 to 10.

The Edumacation of Jay Baker by Jay Clark (Jan. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805092561) follows high school student Jay as his home and school lives implode. Ages 14 to 19.


Leo Geo and His Miraculous Journey Through the Center of the Earth by Jon Chad (Feb. 23, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1596436619). An explorer climbs down the page as he voyages through the center of the Earth. Ages 7 to 10.

The Arrow Finds Its Mark: A Book of Found Poems, edited by Georgia Heard, illus. by Antoine Guillope (Mar. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1596436657) compiles the work of 30 poets. Ages 8 to 12.

Dangerous Waters: An Adventure on Titanic by Gregory Mone (Feb. 23, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1596436732). A stowaway and a valuable book play roles in this novel set on the Titanic. Ages 9 to 12.

Matthew Meets the Man by Travis Nichols (Feb. 8, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1596435452). In this illustrated novel, a teen battles the Man in the form of teachers, parents, police, and the federal government. Ages 11 to 14.

The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll & Mademoiselle Odile by James Reese (Mar. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1596436848). A young woman unwittingly gives Doctor Jekyll the key to unlock Mr. Hyde. Ages 12 to 17.

The Year of the Beasts by Cecil Castellucci, illus. by Nate Powell (May 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1596436862). Jealousy in the relationship between two sisters puts love and friendship to the test. Ages 12 to 17.


Clover Twig adds Clover Twig and the Perilous Path by Kaye Umansky, illus. by Johanna Wright (May 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1596437548), ages 8 to 12.


Giants Beware! by Jorge Aguirre, illus. by Rafael Rosado (Mar. 22, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1596435827) is a fantasy about Claudette the giant slayer. Ages 7 to 10.

Friends with Boys by Faith Erin Hicks (Feb. 8, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-1596435568) is a coming-of-age tale with a spooky twist. Ages 12 to 16.

Marathon by Boaz Yakin, illus. by Joe Infurnari (May 31, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1596436800) tells of the original marathon runner. Ages 12 to 17.


Olympians adds Hades: Lord of the Dead by George O’Connor (Jan. 12, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1596434349), ages 9 to 14.


Bird Talk: What Birds Are Saying and Why by Lita Judge (Feb. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1596436466) examines the habits of various birds. Ages 6 to 9.

To the Mountaintop: My Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement by Charlayne Hunter-Gault (Jan. 3, hardcover, $22.99, ISBN 978-1596436053). This activist and journalist offers a personal history of the civil rights movement. Ages 12 to 17.


Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger (Mar. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1596433977). This book with die-cut pages pays homage to the color green. Ages 2 to 6.

My Snake Blake by Randy Siegel, illus. by Serge Bloch (May 31, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1596435841) introduces a snake that twists his body into words. Ages 2 to 6.

Plant a Little Seed by Bonnie Christensen (Apr. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1596435506). A handful of seeds becomes a harvest feast. Ages 3 to 7.

The Hero of Little Street by Gregory Rogers (Mar. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1596437296) completes the Boy, Bear trilogy. Ages 3 to 8.

A Home for Bird by Philip C. Stead (May 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1596437111) is a tale of friendship by the author of A Sick Day for Amos McGee. Ages 3 to 8.

And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano, illus. by Erin Stead (Jan. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1596436244) is an ode to the first stirrings of spring. Ages 4 to 7.

Stop Thief! by Adam J.B. Lane (May 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1596436930) follows a chase through a moonlit cityscape. Ages 4 to 7.

We March by Shane W. Evans (Jan. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1596435391) presents an account of the 1963 March on Washington. Ages 4 to 8.


Bad Kitty offers Bad Kitty for President by Nick Bruel (Jan. 17, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1596436695), ages 7 to 10.


The Velveteen Rabbit and the Boy by Maria S. Barbo, illus. by Michael Hague (Feb. 8, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0312602697; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0312603663) is a new story starring this stuffed rabbit. Ages 4 to 6.

Peter Pan: Lost and Found by J.M. Barrie and Susan Hill, illus. by Michael Hague (May 16, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1250004529; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1250004598) is a tale based on Barrie’s classic novel. Ages 5 to 7.

Molly the Pony by Pam Kaster (May 16, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1250004338; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0312611217) offers a true horse story for beginning readers. Ages 6 to 8.

A House Like a Lotus by Madeleine L’Engle (Jan. 26, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0312547981) is a new edition of this novel, which concludes the Polly O’Keefe stories. Ages 12 to 17.

The Joys of Love by Madeleine L’Engle (May 16, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1250004826) presents this novel about a young woman immersed in theater life—and love. Ages 12-up.


Carl is back in Carl and the Sick Puppy by Alexandra Day (May 16, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1250001528; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1250001535), ages 4 to 6. My Readers issues Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories by Laura Vaccaro Seeger (Feb. 8, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0312641719; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0312547998), ages 5 to 7; and Rotten Ralph Helps Out by Jack Gantos, illus. by Nicole Rubel (Feb. 8, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0312641726; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0312672812), ages 6 to 8. And Riley Bloom returns in Whisper by Alyson Noël (Apr. 4, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0312641566), ages 9 to 12.


(IPG, dist.)

Bouncy Garden by Emily Bolam (May 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0230741454). Animals have fun in a garden. Up to age 3.

Animal Pants! by Brian Moses, illus. by Anja Boretzki (Apr. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0230736146) reveals various animals’ underwear choices. Ages 3 to 5.

Marcello Mouse and the Masked Ball by Julie Monks (Apr. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0230703834). An uninvited mouse finds a way to attend a Venice ball. Ages 3 to 5.

Freddie and the Fairy by Julia Donaldson, illus. by Karen George (May 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0330511186). A fairy grants a boy’s every wish—almost. Ages 3 to 5.

The Princess and the Sleep Stealer by Elissa Elwick (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0230750685). The sleepy dust a princess sprinkles on villagers disappears. Ages 3 to 5.


Busy Books welcomes Busy Farm by Rebecca Finn (Apr. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0230739871), up to age 3.


Silence by Lemniscates (Mar. 15, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1433811371; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1433811364) encourages children to stop, listen, and reflect on their experiences and the world around them. Ages 4 to 8.

Ben’s Flying Flowers by Inger Maier, illus. by Maria Bogade (Apr. 16, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1433811333; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1433811326). Emily finds a way to cope with her brother’s death. Ages 4 to 8.

Asperger’s Rules!: How to Make Sense of School and Friends by Blythe Grossberg (May 15, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1433811289; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1433811272) addresses school difficulties faced by children with Asperger’s. Ages 9 to 13.

AD/HD and the College Student: The Everything Guide to Your Most Urgent Questions (May 15, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1433811319) is a handbook for college students with ADHD. Ages 16 to 18.


Max Archer, Kid Detective reappears in The Case of the Recurring Stomachaches by Howard J. Bennett, M.D., illus. by Spike Gerrell (May 15, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1433811302; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1433811296), ages 6 to 10.


(IPG, dist.)

Dudley by Ellsworth E. Zahn (May 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-0963730817). Solomon Bookworm comes to the rescue of a worm who’s unfairly judged by his peers. Ages 3 to 5.


Animal Cracker Uppers releases Cleverly Comical Animal Jokes (Apr. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1936863150); and Rip Roaring Animal Jokes (Apr. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1936863167) by Richard Lederer and Jim Ertner, ages 9 to 12.



Flower Girl World greets Camellia the Fabulous Flower Girl (Jan. 3; hardcover; $16.99; ISBN 978-0983311621); and Rosie and the Wedding Day Rescue (Jan. 3; paper; $4.99; ISBN 978-0983311638) by Lynelle Woolley, illus. by Karen Wolcott, ages 4 to 8.


Five Funny Bunnies: Three Bouncing Tales by Jean Van Leeuwen, illus. by Anne Wilsdorf (Feb. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0761461142) are stories about the joys and challenges of a family life with five siblings. Ages 3 to 8.

A Dress for Me! by Sue Fliess, illus. by Mike Laughead (Feb. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0761461487). A young hippo shops for a new dress at the mall. Ages 4 to 8.

Baby Bear Eats the Night by Anthony Pearson, illus. by Bonnie Leick (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0761461036). Afraid of the dark, Baby Bear decides to eat the night. Ages 4 to 8.

Earth Day, Birthday! by Maureen Wright, illus. by Violet Kim (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0761461098). On Earth Day, Monkey wants to celebrate his birthday instead. Ages 4 to 8.

Shabbat Puppy by Leslie Kimmelman, illus. by Jaime Zollars (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0761461456). A wiggly puppy leads a family to Shabbat shalom. Ages 4 to 8.

Spaghetti-Slurping Sewer Serpent by Laura Ripes, illus. by Aaron Zenz (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0761461012) is a tongue-twisting tale. Ages 4 to 8.

Nibbles’ Garden: Another Green Tale by Charlotte Middleton (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0761461340). Nibbles and his neighbor raise caterpillars in this companion to Nibbles: A Green Tale. Ages 4 to 8.

Flower Girl by Barbara Bottner, photos by Laura Grier (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0761461197). A flower girl has an important job on her aunt’s wedding day. Ages 4 to 8.

Asiago by Adam James McHeffey (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0761461388). A young vampire spends a day at the beach. Ages 4 to 8.

Little Lost Tiger by Jonathan London, illus. by Ilya Spirin (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0761461302). A tiger cub survives a forest fire and is reunited with his mother. Ages 4 to 8.

Happy Birthday, Mrs. Millie! by Judy Cox, illus. by Joe Mathieu (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0761461265). This teacher celebrates her bird-day. Ages 4 to 8.

Look! Look! Look! at Sculpture by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace (Feb. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0761461326). Three mice learn all about sculptures. Ages 5 to 8.

Los tres cabritos by Eric A Kimmel, illus. by Stephen Gilpin (Feb. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0761459613) is a Mexican version of “Three Billy Goats Gruff” in Spanish. Ages 5 to 8.

Jack and the Giant Barbecue by Eric A. Kimmel, illus. by John Manders (Feb. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0761461289) gives “Jack and the Beanstalk” a southwestern flavor. Ages 5 to 8.

Elephant from Baghdad by Mary Tavener Holmes, illus. by Jon Cannell (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0761461111). Charlemagne makes friends with an albino elephant, a gift from the caliph of Baghdad. Ages 5 to 8.

Hand-Me-Down Doll by Steven Kroll, illus. by Dan Andreasen (May 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0761461241). In this tale first published in 1983, a lonely doll is passed from owner to owner until she’s adopted by just the right girl. Ages 5 to 8.

Little Friends by Onur Tukel (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0761462606). Neighborhood friends have three seasonal adventures. Ages 6 to 9.

When Jackie and Hank Met by Cathy Goldberg Fishman, illus. by Mark Elliott (Feb. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0761461401) focuses on baseball stars Jackie Robinson and Hank Greenberg. Ages 7 to 10.

Dolores Huerta: A Hero to Migrant Workers by Sarah E Warren, illus. by Robert Casilla (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0761461074) tells of this woman’s battle to ensure fair and safe work places for migrant workers. Ages 7 to 10.

Our Lady of Guadalupe by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand, illus. by Tonya Engel (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0761461357) retells this Mexican legend. Ages 8 to 12.

Kiss the Morning Star by Elissa Hoole (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0761462699). Two teenage girls’ road trip becomes an exploration of faith, loss, and love. Ages 14-up.

Torn by Stephanie Guerra (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0761462729). Stella tries to save her troubled friend from a dangerous relationship with an older man. Ages 14-up.

The Good Braider by Terry Farish (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0761462675). A teenage girl escapes war-torn Sudan to start a new life in America. Ages 14-up.


Board Buddies gains Swim! by Marilyn Brigham, illus. by Eric Velasquez (Apr. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0761462538), ages 1 to 3. Shofar adds The Ball of Clay That Rolled Away by Elizabeth Lenhard, illus. by Jason Wolff (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0761461425), ages 3 to 8. Faelin Chronicles adds Call of Eirian by C. Aubrey Hall (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0761462620), ages 12-up. The Other Life by Susanne Winnacker (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0761462750) joins The Weepers, ages 12-up. And Memento Nora continues with Forgetting Curve by Angie Smibert (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0761462651), ages 13-up.


The Klampie Mystery by Luis Rodriguez, illus. by Casey Crisenbery (May 10, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1937406172). On the way home from Australia, Samantha realizes that the koala in her backpack isn’t her stuffed animal—it’s real. Ages 4 to 8.



Hank the Cowdog is back in The Case of the Perfect Dog by John R. Erickson, illus. by Gerald Holmes (Mar. 29, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1591882591; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1591881595), ages 8-up, 20,000 first printing in paperback.


(PGW, dist.)

The Night Riders by Matt Furie (Jan. 23, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1936365562). A frog and a mouse share a dirt bike adventure. Ages 4 to 8.

Benny’s Brigade by Arthur Bradford, illus. by Lisa Hanawalt (Feb. 20, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1936365616). A tiny walrus and three slugs have a sailing adventure. Ages 4 to 8.


(BookMasters, dist.)

Postcards from Pismo by Michael Scotto, illus. by Dion Williams (May 15; paper; $10.99; ISBN 978-0983724360). A friendship blossoms when a California boy writes a letter to a soldier serving in Afghanistan. Ages 9 to 12.


Tales of Midlandia offers Be a Buddy, Not a Bully (Jan. 31; paper; $7.99; ISBN 978-0983724315); Builda the Re-Bicycler (Jan. 31; paper; $7.99; ISBN 978-0983724322); Just Flash (Jan. 31; paper; $7.99; ISBN 978-0983724339); Nothing but the Truth (Jan. 31; paper; $7.99; ISBN 978-0983724346); and The Pirate Koostoe (Jan. 31; paper; $7.99; ISBN 978-0983724353), by Michael Scotto, illus. by The Ink Circle, ages 4 to 8.


(IPG, dist.)

Antonio Vivaldi by Olivier Baumont (May 1, mixed media, $19.99, ISBN 978-1851033232); Claude Debussy by Pierre Babin (May 1, mixed media, $19.99, ISBN 978-1851033218); and Fryderyk Chopin by Catherine Weill (May , mixed media, $19.99, ISBN 978-1851033089), all illus. by Charlotte Voake, are biographies of these composers. Ages 7 to 11.


My First Discoveries offers Farm Animals by Sylvaine Peyrols (May 1, spiral bound, $12.99, ISBN 978-1851033812); Homes by Donald Grant (June 1, spiral bound, $12.99, ISBN 978-1851033980); and The Jungle by René Mettler (June 1, spiral bound, $12.99, ISBN 978-1851033997), ages 3 to 5. And First Discovery releases The Earth’s Surface by Ute Fuhr, illus. by Raoul Sautai (Apr. 1, spiral bound, $11.99, ISBN 978-1851033621), ages 5 to 8.


(IPG, dist.)

EleMental by Steven O’Connor (Apr. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1741967135). Playing a virtual reality game, Zeb can no longer tell whether he’s in the real world or in a game. Ages 8 to 12.

I Want to Be a Chef (May 1, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1741967852) rounds up recipes and cooking instructions for aspiring chefs. Ages 10 to 13.


No-Name Baby by Nancy Bo Flood (Feb. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1608981175; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1608981182). When a new baby arrives, Sophie discovers more about her family and herself than she knew. Ages 10 to 14.

The Punk Ethic by Timothy Decker (May 5, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1608981205; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1608981243). Challenged by a teacher, Martin sets out to prove he can change the world. Ages 12-up.


Cherry Blossoms Say Spring by Jill Esbaum (Feb. 28, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1426309847) commemorates 100 years of Japanese cherry trees in Washington, D.C. Ages 4 to 8.

National Geographic Kids Just Joking: 300 Hilarious Jokes, Tricky Tongue Twisters, and Ridiculous Riddles (Mar. 13, hardcover, $14.90, ISBN 978-1426309441; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1426309304) pairs jokes and riddles with photos. Ages 7 to 10.

Weird but True: Stupid Criminals: 100 Brainless Baddies Busted, Plus Wacky Facts by Tom Nick Cocotos (Mar. 13, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1426308611) presents stories about sloppy criminals and crime facts. Ages 8 to 12.

National Geographic Kids Ultimate U.S. Road Trip Atlas: Maps, Games, Activities, and More for Hours of Backseat Fun by Crispin Boyer (Mar. 13, hardcover, $14.90, ISBN 978-1426309342; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1426309335) offers road trip diversions. Ages 8 to 12.

When Dinos Dawned, Mammals Got Munched, and Pterosaurs Took Flight: A Cartoon PreHistory of Life in the Triassic by Hannah Bonner (Apr. 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1426308628) focuses on the era when dinosaurs began to flourish and mammals established their toehold on Earth. Ages 8 to 12.

National Geographic Kids 125 True Stories of Amazing Animals: Inspiring Tales of Animal Friendship & Four-Legged Heroes, Plus Crazy Animal Antics (May 8, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1426309182) compiles animal tales. Ages 8 to 12.

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2013 (May 22, hardcover, $21.95, ISBN 978-1426309250; paper, $13.99, ISBN 978-1426309243) includes new photos and entries. Ages 8 to 12.

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2013, Canadian Edition (May 22, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1426309274); and National Geographic Kids Almanac 2013, International Edition (May 22, paper, $13.99, ISBN 978-1426309267) are Canadian and international editions of this reference. Ages 8 to 12.

National Geographic Kids National Parks Guide U.S.A.: The Most Amazing Sights, Scenes, and Cool Activities from Coast to Coast! (Mar. 13, hardcover, $21.95, ISBN 978-1426309328; paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1426309311) includes facts and maps. Ages 8-up.

How to Ace the National Geographic Bee: Official Study Guide, 4th Edition by Stephen F. Cunha (Feb. 14, hardcover, $18.90, ISBN 978-1426309854; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1426309861) features statistics, new question rounds, and tips from past winners. Ages 9 to 14.

National Geographic Bee Ultimate Fact Book: Countries A to Z by Andrew Wojtanik (Feb. 14, hardcover, $21.90, ISBN 978-1426309632; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1426309472) provides info on the world’s 194 countries. Ages 9 to 14.

Marching to the Mountaintop: How Poverty, Labor Fights and Civil Rights Set the Stage for Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Hours by Ann Bausum (Jan. 10, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1426309397) examines King’s life and work. Ages 10 to 14.

Stolen into Slavery: The True Story of Solomon Northup, Free Black Man by Judith Bloom Fradin and Dennis Brindell Frandin (Jan. 10, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1426309373) tells of this free black man who was captured and sold into slavery. Ages 10 to 14.

Superman versus the Ku Klux Klan: The True Story of How the Iconic Superhero Battled the Men of Hate by Richard Bowers (Jan. 10, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1426309151) traces the evolution of this superhero. Ages 10 to 14.


National Geographic Little Kids Look and Learn offers Colors (June 12; board book; $6.99; ISBN 978-1426309298); and Same and Different (June 12; board book; $6.99; ISBN 978-1426309281), ages 1 to 4. New National Geographic Readers are Caterpillar to Butterfly (Apr. 10; hardcover; $13.90; ISBN 978-1426309212; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-1426309205);and Lizards (Apr. 10; hardcover; $13.90; ISBN 978-1426309236; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-1426309229) by Laura Marsh, ages 4 to 6; Wolves (Jan. 10; hardcover; $13.90; ISBN 978-1426309144; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-1426309137); and Tigers (Jan. 10; hardcover; $13.90; ISBN 978-1426309120; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-1426309113) by Marsh, ages 5 to 7; and Titanic by Melissa Stewart (Mar. 27; hardcover; $13.90; ISBN 978-1426310607; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-1426310591), ages 6 to 8. And National Geographic Kids Everything adds National Geographic Kids Everything Ancient Egypt: Dig Into a Treasure Trove of Facts, Photos, and Fun by Crispin Boyer (Feb. 14; hardcover; $25.90; ISBN 978-1426308413; paper; $12.95; ISBN 978-1426308406); National Geographic Kids Everything Dolphins: Dolphin Facts, Photos, and Fun That Will Make You Flip by Elizabeth Carney (Feb. 14; hardcover; $25.90; ISBN 978-1426308437; paper; $12.95; ISBN 978-1426308420); and National Geographic Kids Everything Weather: Facts, Photos, and Fun That Will Blow You Away by Kathy Furgang (Mar. 27; hardcover; $25.90; ISBN 978-1426310638; paper; $12.95; ISBN 978-1426310584), ages 8-12.


(IPG, dist.)


Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde welcomes The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde, illus. by P. Craig Russell (June 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1561636266), ages 9 to 12.


(PGW, dist.)


Let’s Talk issues Cats Can’t Fly: Teaching Children to Value New Friendships by P.J. Neer, illus. by Benjamin Gazsi (May 21, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0882823812); and They Call Me Fat Zoe: Helping Children and Families Overcome Obesity by Don Martin, Magy Martin, and Paige Krabill, illus. by Kathy Voerg (May 21, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0882823775), ages 4 to 8.


Greenhorn by Anna Olswanger, illus. by Miriam Nerlove (Mar. 15, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1588382351). In this novel about the healing value of friendship, a young Holocaust survivor arrives at a New York yeshiva with only a small box. Ages 9 to 12.


(Random, dist.)

Vegan Is Love: Having Heart and Taking Action by Ruby Roth (Apr. 24, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1583943540) introduces veganism as a lifestyle of compassion and action. Ages 7-up.


Ava’s Poppy by Marcus Pfister (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0735840577) is a tale about the changing seasons. Ages 3 to 8.

Bertha and the Frog Choir by Luc Foccroulle, illus. by Annick Masson (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0735840621). Will two frogs’ creativity and determination get them into the choir? Ages 3 to 8.

The Three Little Pigs by Bernadette Watts (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0735840584) retells this tale. Ages 3 to 8.

Wake Up, It’s Easter! by James Kruss, illus. by Frauke Weldin (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0735840706). Bunnies wake up on Easter morning. Ages 3 to 8.

Where’s My Mommy? by Carol Roth, illus. by Sean Julian (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0735840324). A kitty asks barnyard pals to help her find her mother. Ages 3 to 8.

Odd Dog by Claudia Boldt (May 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0735840683). Two dogs with very different outlooks make an odd couple. Ages 3 to 8.

Seven Little Mice Go to the Beach by Kazuo Iwamura and Haruo Yamashita (May 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0735840737). Mice enjoy a seaside outing. Ages 3 to 8.

Zelda the Varigoose by Sebastian Loth (June 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0735840768). Transparent overlays reveal a goose’s transformation into other animals. Ages 4 to 8.


Peter stars in Peter and the Seal by Rick De Haas (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0735840614), ages 3 to 8. And Little Witch is back in The Clever Little Witch by Lieve Baeten (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0735840799), ages 3 to 8.


(O’Reilly Media, dist.)

Python for Kids: A Guide for Beginners by Jason Briggs (Mar. 28, paper, $34.95, ISBN 978-1593274078) introduces the Python computer programming language. Ages 11-up.


(SCB, dist.)

Dreams Around the World by Takashi Owaki (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1935548119). Children from various countries share their dreams for the future. Ages 4 to 8.


Play Ball by Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir, illus. by Jackie Lewis (Apr. 25, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1934964798). A natural at softball, Dashiell makes waves when she wants to play on her new school’s baseball team. Ages 9-up.


Polly and the Pirates adds Mystery of the Dragonfish by Ted Naifeh, illus. by Robbi Rodriguez (Jan. 25, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1934964736), ages 7-up. Possessions continues with The Better House Trap by Ray Fawkes (Feb. 22, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1934964767), ages 7-up. Courtney Crumrin launches with The Night Things: Special Edition by Ted Naifeh and Warren Wucinich (Apr. 11, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1934964774), ages 7-up. And Avalon Chronicles debuts with Volume 1 by Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir, illus. by Emma Vieceli (Mar. 21, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1934964750), ages 9-up.


(Ingram, dist.)

Blue Thread by Ruth Tenzer Feldman (Feb. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1932010411). A teen has a time-travel adventure after inheriting her grandmother’s prayer shawl. Ages 10 to 16.


Hamsters Holding Hands by Kass Reich (Apr. 1, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459801233) is a counting tale starring hamsters. Up to age 3.

Night Boy by Anne Laurel Carter, illus. by Ninon Pelletier (Apr. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1554694020). Why can’t Night ever find his big sister, Day? Ages 4 to 8.

The Matatu by Eric Walters, illus. by Eva Campbell (Apr. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1554693016). In Africa, a dog, goat and sheep take a bus ride. Ages 4 to 8.

Doors in the Air by David Weale, illus. by Pierre Pratt (Apr. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1554692507) invites readers to discover their imaginations. Ages 4 to 8.

City Critters: Wildlife in the Urban Jungle by Nicholas Read (Apr. 1, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1554693948) focuses on wild animals living in cities. Ages 8-up.

Catla and the Vikings by Mary Elizabeth Nelson (Mar. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459800571). In wartime, small acts of courage can yield big results. Ages 9-up.

Hummingbird Heart by Robin Stevenson (Apr. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1554693900). Dylan gets an unexpected phone call from her estranged father. Ages 12-up.

Guilty by Norah McClintock (Apr. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1554699896). A murderer returns to the scene of the crime. Ages 12-up.

The Prisoner of Snowflake Falls by John Lekich (Apr. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1554699780) introduces a burglar with a moral code. Ages 12-up.

Way to Go by Tom Ryan (Apr. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1459800779). A Nova Scotia teen who can’t get his life on track is hiding a big secret. Ages 12-up.

Victorio’s War by John Wilson (May 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1554698820) concludes the Desert Legends trilogy. Ages 12-up.


Orca Echoes introduces Flood Warning by Jacqueline Pearce, illus. by Leanne Franson (May 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1459800687); Justine McKeen, Walk the Talk by Sigmund Brouwer, illus. by Dave Whamond (May 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1554699292); and Wrong Bus by Lois Peterson, illus. by Amy Meissner (May 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1554698691), ages 7 to 9. Orca Young Readers adds Road Block by Yolanda Ridge (Apr. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1459800458); and The Paper House by Lois Peterson (Apr. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1459800519), ages 8 to 11. Orca Currents presents Hold the Pickles by Vicki Grant (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554699216; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1554699209); Maxed Out by Daphne Greer (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554699827; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1554699810); Agent Angus by K.L. Denman (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459801042; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459801035); and Out of Season by Kari Jones (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459800977; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459800960), ages 10 to 14. Orca Sports continues with Haze by Erin Thomas (Apr. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459800700); and Dawn Patrol by Jeff Ross (May 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459800625), ages 10-up. And Orca Soundings issues Breaking Point by Lesley Choyce (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459801295; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459801288); One Way by Norah McClintock (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459801738; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459801721); Cuts Like a Knife by Darlene Ryan (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459801202; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459801196); and Riot Act by Diane Tullson (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459801400; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459801394), ages 12-up.

Series in French

Orca Currents releases Accro de la planche (Skate Freak) by Lesley Choyce (May 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459801936), ages 10 to 14. And Orca Soundings adds Reviens (Comeback) by Vicki Grant (May 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459801905), ages 12-up.

Series in Spanish

Joining Orca Soundings are En el bosque (In the Woods) by Robin Stevenson (May 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459801844); and La otra vida de Caz (My Time as Caz Hazard) by Tanya Lloyd Kyi (May 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459801875), ages 12-up.



Native Trailblazers welcomes Native Writers: Voices of Power by Kim Sigafus and Lyle Ernst (Apr. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0977918386), ages 11 to 15.



Formac First Novels gains Lilly Traps the Bullies by Brenda Bellingham, illus. by Clarke MacDonald (Mar. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-0887809590); and Morgan and the Dune Racer by Ted Staunton, illus. by Bill Slavin (Apr. 2, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-0887809651), ages 6 to 9.


Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan’s Rescue from War by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0986949548). Grateful to be one of the orphans airlifted out of Vietnam at the end of the war, Tuyet wonders who will adopt her. Ages 8 to 12.

No Shelter Here: Making the World a Kinder Place for Dogs by Rob Laidlaw (Mar. 1, hardcover, $21.95, ISBN 978-0986949555) encourages advocating for dogs. Ages 8 to 12.

True Blue by Deborah Ellis (Mar. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0986949531). How long can Jess remain loyal to a friend accused of murder? Ages 12-up.


26 Tips for Surviving Grade 6 by Catherine Austen (Mar. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1552779248) is a novel addressing issues that sixth-grade girls face. Ages 8 to 12.


Lorimer Sports Stories issues Breakaway by Trevor Kew (Mar. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1552778623); Making Select by Steven Barwin (Apr. 2, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1552778746); and Rescue Rider by Janet M. Whyte (Apr. 2, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1552778685), ages 10 to 13. And joining SideStreets are Girl Fight by Faye Harnest (Mar. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1552778654); Pretty Bones by Aya Tsintziras (Apr. 2, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1552777121); and Schizo by Kim Firmston (Apr. 2, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1552778715), ages 13-up.


Chung Lee Loves Lobsters by Hugh MacDonald, illus. by Glen Craig and Perri Craig (Mar. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1894838566). A retired chef buys lobsters and releases them into the sea. Ages 4 to 8.

My Goat Gertrude by Starr Dobson, illus. by Dayle Dodwell (Mar. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1551098616). Gertrude is notorious for eating anything and everything. Ages 4 to 8.

What If... by Valerie Dockendorff (Mar. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1894838658). Students wonder, “What if the world was a better place?” Ages 4 to 8.

Sable Island: The Wandering Sandbar by Wendy Kitts (Mar. 1, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1551098654) introduces the wonders and realities of this wild place. Ages 7 to 9.

The Year Mrs. Montague Cried by Susan White (Mar. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1894838573). Taylor keeps a journal while her family deals with her brother’s terminal illness. Ages 12-up.


The Flute by Rachna Gilmore, illus. by Pulak Biswas (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1896580579) offers a tale about the power of hope. Ages 3 to 7.

Shake-Awakes by Robert Heidbreder, illus. by Marc Mongeau (Mar. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1896580715) compiles poems. Ages 4 to 8.

Nutz! by Virginia Frances Schwartz, illus. by Christina Leist (Mar. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1896580876). An injured squirrel joins a cat’s crowded household. Ages 8 to 11.

Time Camera by Simon Rose (Mar. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1896580098). Jake and Lydia discover a camera that can take pictures of the past and present. Ages 8 to 11.

The Runaway by Glen Huser (Mar. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1896580210). In 1923, Leroy tries to escape from his abusive cousins. Ages 11 to 14.

The Secret Keepers by Paul Yee (Mar. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1896580968) is a novel set before and after San Francisco’s 1906 earthquake. Ages 11 to 14.


(IPG, dist.)


Greek Beasts and Heroes by Lucy Coats, illus. by Anthony Lewis, gains The Dragon’s Teeth (Mar. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1444000733); The Hero’s Spear (Mar. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1444000740); The One-Eyed Giant (Mar. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1444000757); and The Sailor Snatchers (Mar. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1444000764), ages 5 to 7.


(PGW, dist.)

All by Myself! by Geraldine Collet, illus. by Coralie Saudo (Feb. 20, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1926973128). When hens leave the coop to go pecking for grain, five chicks are left alone for the day. Ages 3 to 6.

Little Lamb, Have You Any Wool? by Isabel Minhos Martins, illus. by Yara Kono (Feb. 20, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1926973142). A boy and his lamb prepare for winter. Ages 3 to 6.

Picture My Day by Severine Cordier and Cynthia Lacroix (Mar. 19, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1926973302) follows three siblings throughout a day. Ages 3 to 6.

Animals and Their Families by Barbara Nascimbeni (Mar. 19, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1926973326) introduces animals on land and at sea. Ages 3 to 6.

How?: The Most Awesome Question and Answer Book About Nature, Animals, People, Places—and You! by Catherine Ripley, illus. by Scot Ritchie (Apr. 23, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1926973241). A family’s excursions prompt kids’ questions. Ages 3 to 7.

Martin on the Moon by Martine Audet, illus. by Luc Melanson (Mar. 19, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1926973166). A boy daydreams on the first day of school. Ages 4-up.

Pick Up Your Pen: The Art of Handwriting by Monica Dengo (Feb. 20, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1926973111) introduces handwriting as an art form. Ages 6 to 9.

The Secret Life of Money: A Kid’s Guide to Cash by Kira Vermond, illus. by Clayton Hanmer (Feb. 20, paper, $13.95, ISBN 978-1926973180) discusses money and finances. Ages 9 to 13.


Sir Seth Thistlethwaite returns in Sir Seth Thistlethwaite Seeks the Truth of Betty the Yeti by Richard Thake, illus. by Vince Chui (Apr. 23, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1926973265), ages 7 to 10. And Max Finder Mystery Collected Casebooks offers Volume 6 by Craig Battle and Liam O’Donnell, illus. by Ramon Perez and (Mar. 19, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1926973210), ages 8-up.




Design Dossier adds Architecture by Pamela Pease (Mar. 30, $24, ISBN 978-0977790531), ages 10-up.



New Monster Graphic Novels by Lewis Trondheim are Monster Mess (Jan. 17, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1597072946); and Monster Dinosaur (May 31, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1597073226), ages 6 to 11. Ernest and Rebecca Graphic Novels welcomes Sam the Repulsive by Guillaume Bianco (Jan. 26, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1597072991), ages 6 to 11. Garfield & Co. issues A Game of Cat and Mouse by Jim Davis, Mark Evanier, Mathilde Maraninici, Antonin Poiree, Christophe Pujol, Mike Puley, and Cedric Michiels (Jan. 26, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1597073004); and Mother Garfield by Davis, Evanier, Julien Magnat, Philippe Vidal, and Michiels, illus. by Ellipsanime (Apr. 19, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1597073189), ages 6 to 11. Ninjago Graphic Novels gains Mask of the Sensei by Greg Farshtey, illus. by Paulo Henrique (Feb. 8, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1597073103), ages 6 to 11. Disney Fairies Graphic Novels offers Tinker Bell and Her Stories for a Rainy Day by Paola Mulazzi, Augusto Machetto, and Giulia Conti (Mar. 8, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1597073035), ages 6 to 11. Amanite by Michel Rodrigue (Mar. 22, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1597073059) joins Sybil the Backpack Fairy Graphic Novels, ages 6 to 11. Power Rangers Super Samurai Graphic Novels debuts with Memory Short by Stefan Petrucha (May 16, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1597073318), ages 6 to 11. And The Smurfs star in The Return of the Smurfette by Peyo (Jan. 17, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1597072922); The Smurf Olympics by Peyo and Yvan Delporte (Mar. 8, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1597073011); and Smurf versus Smurf by Peyo (May 31, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1597073202), ages 7 to 11.

Geronimo Stilton returns in The Weird Book Machine (Jan. 12, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1597072953); and Geronimo Stilton Saves the Olympics (May 3, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1597073196) by Geronimo Stilton, ages 7 to 11. Dance Class Graphic Novels launch with So, You Think You Can Hip-Hop by Beka (Jan. 12, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1597072540), ages 7 to 11. The Three Stooges star in Three Stooges Graphic Novels #1: Bed Bugged by Jim Salicrup and George Gladir, illus. by Stan Goldberg (Feb. 23, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1597073165; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1597073158); and Best of the Three Stooges #1 by Norman Maurer (Feb. 23, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1597073288), ages 8 to 12. Joining Classics Illustrated Deluxe is Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens and Loic Dauvillier (Mar. 22, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1597073073), ages 8 to 14. And Papercutz Slices presents The Hunger Pains by Stefan Petrucha, illus. by Rick Parker (Feb. 8, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1597073127); and Papercutz Slices Boxed Set: Vol. #1–3 by Stefan Petrucha, Maia Kinney-Petrucha, and Margo Kinney-Petrucha (Feb. 23, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1597072748), ages 10 to 15.



Baby’s First Padded Board Books releases Baby’s First Easter Story (Jan. 19, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1445466668); and My Very First Springtime (Jan. 19, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1445466651), up to age 3. Big Baby Faces Lift the Flap adds Peekaboo I Love You (Feb. 2, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1445466002); Peekaboo Hugs (Feb. 16, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1445466019); Peekaboo Night Night (Feb. 16, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1445466026); and Peekaboo Tickle (Feb. 16, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1445466033), up to age 3. And new Little Learners are Animals: Touch and Feel (Feb. 16, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1445467740); Animals and Words (Feb. 16, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1445446554); Colors: Touch and Feel (Feb. 16, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1445467757); Colors and Numbers (Feb. 16, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1445469867); I Can Share: Slide and See (Feb. 16, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1445457352); I Feel Happy (Feb. 16, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1445457369); Mary Had a Little Lamb: Finger Puppet Book (Feb. 16, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1445479026); The Dog I Love Best: Finger Puppet Book (Feb. 16, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1445457277); This Little Piggy: Finger Puppet Book (Feb. 16, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1445457284); Yum, Yum (Feb. 16, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1445457321); Snuggle (Feb. 16, cloth book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1445467795); Night, Night (Feb. 16, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1445457314); and Bathtime (Mar. 2, bath book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1445467771), up to age 3.

Minnie Mouse Springtime (Jan. 5, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-1445459042) joins Disney Magical Story, ages 4 to 8. First Experience issues First Time on a Plane (Jan. 13, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-1445459417); First Time with a Babysitter (Jan. 13, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-1445459431); Going Swimming (Jan. 13, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-1445459424); and It’s Party Time! (Jan. 13, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-1445459400), ages 4 to 8. Discovery 3D Readers gains Horses and Ponies (Jan. 19, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-1445466514); New Jungle Animals (Jan. 19, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-1445466521); Lions, Tigers, Leopards, and More (Jan. 19, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-1445466538); and Wonders of the World (Jan. 19, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-1445466545), ages 4 to 8. Margaret Wise Brown Picture Books offers Count to 10 with a Mouse (Jan. 19, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1445462998); and Goodnight Little One (Jan. 20, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1445465814), ages 4 to 8. Disney Build It Now releases Disney Cars (Jan. 19, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1445447346); and Disney Cinderella (Jan. 19, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1445447353), ages 4 to 8. And Power Rangers star in Power Rangers 3D Sticker Scene (Feb. 2, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1445466217); Power Rangers Activity Book (Feb. 2, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1445466231); and Power Rangers Book of Secrets (Feb. 2, hardcover, $5.99, ISBN 978-1445466842), ages 4 to 8.

New Meadowside titles are Bob the Dog (Mar. 30; board book; $7.99; ISBN 978-1445469294); Into Your Dreams (Mar. 30; hardcover; $7.99; ISBN 978-1445469331); The Very Hairy Bear (Apr. 20; hardcover; $6.99; ISBN 978-1445472317); The Adventurer (Apr. 20; hardcover; $6.99; ISBN 978-1445472300); and Together…We Can (Mar. 30; hardcover; $7.99; ISBN 978-1445469317), ages 4 to 8. Marvel Book of Secrets adds Marvel Super Heroes (Mar. 30; hardcover; $5.99; ISBN 978-1445459875); and Spider-Man (Mar. 30; hardcover; $5.99; ISBN 978-1445459882), ages 4 to 8. Joining Disney 3D Storybooks are Disney 101 Dalmatians (Apr. 5; hardcover; $7.99; ISBN 978-1445458793); Disney Aladdin (Apr. 5; hardcover; $7.99; ISBN 978-1445458809); Disney Lady & the Tramp (Apr. 5; hardcover; $7.99; ISBN 978-1445458816); and Disney Pinocchio (Apr. 5; hardcover; $7.99; ISBN 978-1445458823), ages 4 to 8. Disney Find & Fit welcomes Bambi (Apr. 20; board book; $9.99; ISBN 978-1445447544); Mickey Mouse (Apr. 20; board book; $9.99; ISBN 978-1445447575); Minnie Mouse (Apr. 20; board book; $9.99; ISBN 978-1445447582); and The Lion King (Apr. 20; board book; $9.99; ISBN 978-1445447568), ages 4 to 8. Disney Brave (May 4; hardcover; $9.99; ISBN 978-1445465302) joins Disney Book of Secrets, ages 4 to 8. Marvel 3D Sticker Scene greets Marvel Super Heroes (June 8; paperback; $5.99; ISBN 978-1445461076); and Spider-Man (June 8; hardcover; $5.99; ISBN 978-1445461069), ages 4 to 8. And Marvel How to Draw Activity presents Spider-Man How to Draw Activity (June 8; paperback; $5.99; ISBN 978-1445461021); and Super Heroes How To Draw Activity (June 8; paperback; $5.99; ISBN 978-1445461038), ages 4 to 8.


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The Story of the Little Mole Who Knew It Was None of His Business: Sound Edition by Werner Holzwarth (Apr. 1, board book, $17.99, ISBN 978-1843651321) presents this animal tale with a sound chip. Ages 3 to 7.


Go Wild with introduces Go Wild with... Noises (May 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1843651772); and Go Wild with... Designs by Neal Layton (May 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1843651765), up to 3. Flossie Crums returns in Flossie Crums and the Enchanted Cookie Tree (May 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1843651970); and Flossie Crums and the Royal Spotty Dotty Cake (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1843651888) by Helen Nathan, illus. by Daryl Stevenson, ages 5 to 7.


In the Garden by Elizabeth Spurr, illus. by Manelle Oliphant (May 1, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1561455812). A boy plants seeds that grow into something great. Ages 1 to 3.

The House on Dirty-Third Street by Jo S. Kittinger, illus. by Thomas Gonzalez (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1561456192). With the support of their community, a girl and her mother turn an old house into a home. Ages 4 to 8.

Mooshka: a Quilt Story by Julie Paschkis (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1561456208) features a quilt that conveys generations of family stories. Ages 4 to 8.

The Princess and the Packet of Frozen Peas by Tony Wilson, illus. by Sue Degennaro (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1561456352). In this twist on a classic tale, a prince learns that sometimes princesses can be too sensitive. Ages 4 to 8.

Seed Magic by Jane Buchanan, illus. by Charlotte Riley-Webb (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1561456222). Rose discovers how to grow a garden in the city. Ages 4 to 8.

A Place for Bats by Melissa Stewart, illus. by Higgins Bond (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1561456246) discusses bats and the need to protect their habitats. Ages 6 to 10.

Summer on the Moon by Adrian Fogelin (Apr. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1561456260). After moving from the city to suburbia, a boy redefines his life. Ages 8 to 12.

We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March by Cynthia Levinson (Feb. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1561456277) views this civil rights–era milestone through the eyes of four participants. Ages 10 to 14.


About Habitats adds Oceans by Cathryn P. Sill, illus. by John Sill (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1561456185), ages 3 to 7.


George Washington: An Interactive Biography by Rod Gragg (Feb. 1, hardcover, $34.95, ISBN 978-1589808942) takes an interactive look at Washington’s life. All ages.

Giant Peach Yodel by Jan Peck, illus. by Barry Root (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1589809802) is a story about peach picking. Up to age 8.

Stay with Sister by Steven Layne, illus. by Ard Hoyt (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1455615230). A big brother discovers that not all babies are the same. Up to age 8.

Today Is Monday in Kentucky by Johnette Downing, illus. by Deborah Kadair (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1455615339) focuses on this state. Up to age 8.

A Is for Alliguitar: Musical Alphabeasts by Nancy Day, illus. by Herb Leonhard (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1455615575) follows a wacky safari. Up to age 8.

Iris Wall, Cracker Cowgirl by Carol Rey, illus. by Eldon Lux (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1455615254) tells of a cowgirl in 1948 Florida. Ages 4 to 8.

Buzz on Honeybees by Cathy Kaemmerlen, illus. by Kathy Coates (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1455614578) introduces the Storytelling Honeybee. Ages 5 to 8.

Pecos Bill Invents the Ten-Gallon Hat by Kevin Strauss, illus. by David Harrington (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1455615025) puts a new spin on a familiar tale. Ages 5 to 8.

I Know a Librarian Who Chewed on a Word by Laurie Knowlton, illus. by Herb Leonhard (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1589808928). A word sets the library abuzz. Ages 5 to 8.

Sandal Artist by Kathleen Pelley, illus. by Lois Sprague (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1589809109). An aspiring artist discovers the beauty of everyday life. Ages 5 to 8.

When You’re a Pirate Dog and Other Pirate Poems by Eric Ode, illus. by Jim Harris (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1455614936) presents high-seas poems. Ages 5 to 8.

Jubilee! by Karyn W Tunks, illus. by Julie Dupre Buckner (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1589808805). A girl witnesses a natural phenomenon in Mobile Bay. Ages 5 to 12.


Voices of History issues Voices of the Dust Bowl by Sherry Garland, illus. by Judith Hierstein (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1589809642), ages 5 to 8. And How the West Was Drawn offers Frederic Remington’s Art by Linda Osmundson (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1455615063), ages 5 to 12.


Baby Sounds by Joy Allen (June 14, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0803738317) reveals sounds that fill a baby’s day, from a tweeting bird to clanging pots. Up to age 2.

Look Look Outside by Peter Linenthal (June 14, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0803737297) is a black-and-white tale. Up to age 2.

Little Bunny Foo Foo: The Real Story by Cori Doerrfeld (Jan. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803734708). Little Bunny Foo Foo bops mice on the head after they steal her cupcakes. Ages 3 to 5.

Pip’s Trip by Janet Morgan Stoeke (Jan. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803737082). The Loopy Coop Hens wonder what it would be like to take a ride in the farmer’s truck. Ages 3 to 5.

When Blue Met Egg by Lindsay Ward (Feb. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803737181). Blue mistakes the snowball in her nest for an egg. Ages 3 to 5.

Betty Bunny Wants Everything by Michael Kaplan, illus. by Stephane Jorisch (Feb. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803734081). Can Betty learn how to choose just one toy at the store? Ages 3 to 5.

Every Day’s a Dog’s Day: A Year in Poems by Marilyn Singer, illus. by Miki Sakamoto (Mar. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803737150). Poetry celebrates a dog’s year. Ages 3 to 5.

Pugs in a Bug by Carolyn Crimi, illus. by Stephanie Buscema (Mar. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803733206) is a counting tale featuring traveling pugs. Ages 3 to 5.

All About Grandmas by Roni Schotter, illus. by Janice Nadeau (Mar. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803737143) shows the different lives of different grandmothers. Ages 3 to 5.

No Jumping on the Bed 25th Anniversary Edition by Tedd Arnold (Apr. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803735637) presents this bed-jumping story. Ages 3 to 5.

Duck Sock Hop by Jane Kohuth, illus. by Jane Porter (May 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803737129). After grabbing socks from a box, ducks go to a sock hop. Ages 3 to 5.

Every Cowgirl Loves a Rodeo by Rebecca Janni, illus. by Lynne Avril (May 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803737341). Nellie Sue knows she must be honest and fair, even if it means coming in second place. Ages 3 to 5.

I Know a Wee Piggy by Kimberly E. Norman, illus. by Henry Cole (June 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803737358). Chaos ensues when a pig gets loose at the fair. Ages 3 to 5.

The Best Bike Ride Ever by James Proimos, illus. by Johanna Wright (June 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803738508). Bonnie has an adventure on her bike. Ages 3 to 5.

Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin (June 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803736801). How to lure dragons to a party? Serve tacos. Ages 3 to 5.

Squid and Octopus: Friends for Always by Tao Nyeu (June 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803735651) stars two best friends who can always cheer each other up. Ages 3 to 5.

When Dads Don’t Grow Up by Marjorie Blain Parker, illus. by R.W. Alley (Mar. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803737174). Four father-child pairs do things like pop bubble wrap, watch cartoons, and hold shopping-cart races. Ages 3 to 6.

Dog in Charge by K.L. Going, illus. by Dan Santat (May 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803734791). When the going gets tough, Dog takes a nap. Ages 3 to 8.

One Cool Friend by Toni Buzzeo, illus. by David Small (Jan. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803734135). At the aquarium, Elliot discovers his dream pet: a penguin. Ages 5 to 8.

My Teacher by James Ransome (Apr. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803732599). A teacher encourages her students to write stories, listen to jazz, and help in their neighborhood. Ages 5 to 8.

Pearl and Wagner: Five Days Till Summer by Kate McMullan, illus. by R.W. Alley (May 10, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0803735897). Pearl dreads leaving her teacher. Ages 5 to 8.

Hanging Off Jefferson’s Nose: Growing Up on Mount Rushmore by Tina Nichols Coury, illus. by Sally Wern Comport (May 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803737310) centers on Lincoln Borglum, who carved Mount Rushmore with his father. Ages 5-up.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Readers Edition by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer, illus. by Elizabeth Zunon (Jan. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803735118) is a picture-book adaptation of this adult book about how Kamkwamba built a windmill to bring electricity to his African village. Ages 6 to 8.

The Camping Trip That Changed America by Barbara Rosenstock, illus. by Mordicai Gerstein (Jan. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803737105) recounts Theodore Roosevelt’s 1904 camping trip with John Muir, which led to the establishment of national parks. Ages 6 to 8.

ABCs of Baseball by Peter Golenbock, illus. by Dan Andreasen (Feb. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803737112) takes an alphabetical look at this sport. Ages 6 to 8.

Nasty Bugs by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illus. by Will Terry (Mar. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803737167) collects poems and facts about bugs. Ages 6 to 8.

Women Explorers by Julia Cummins, illus. by Cheryl Harness (Feb. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803737136) relays the stories of 10 women who didn’t let taboos of their times slow them down. Ages 9 to 11.

Jacob Wonderbar for President of the Universe by Nathan Bransford (Apr. 12, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0803735385). Jacob returns to space to thwart a rival candidate. Ages 9 to 11.

Obi: Gerbil on a Mission by Michael Delaney (Apr. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803737273). Obi is on a mission to venture outside the house. Ages 9 to 11.

Circle of Cranes by Annette LeBox (Apr. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803734432). Suyin must prove herself worthy of being Crane Princess to save the crane clan. Ages 10-up.

Dragonswood by Janet Lee Carey (Jan. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803735040). In this medieval fantasy, a girl accused of witchcraft is at the center of an ancient prophecy. Ages 12-up.

Love? Maybe. by Heather Hepler (Jan. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803737211). Piper has both a Valentine’s Day date with a popular guy and a secret admirer. Ages 12-up.

My Family for the War by Anne G. Voorhoere (Feb. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803733602). A girl who escapes Nazi Germany struggles with questions of identity and family. Ages 12-up.

The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg (Feb. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803737204). After literally dying of a broken heart, a teen watches her family members’ lives unravel. Ages 12-up.

A Temptation of Angels by Michelle Zink (Mar. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803737266). Helen is one of three remaining angelic descendants charged with protecting the world. Ages 12-up.

Thou Shalt Not Road Trip by Antony John (Apr. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803734340). On a road trip with his ex, a teenage author learns what it means to have faith. Ages 12-up.

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick (June 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803736993). Jess falls in love with the boy next door and wishes she was a member of his perfect family. Ages 12-up.


Dragonbreath adds Revenge of the Horned Bunnies by Ursula Vernon (Jan. 10, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0803736771), ages 8 to 12. And Boys of Wartime continues with Michael at theInvasion of France, 1943 by Laurie Calkhoven (Feb. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803737242), ages 8 to 12.


The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Jan. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0525478812). When Augustus walks into Hazel’s cancer support group, her life changes. Ages 14-up.

The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour (Feb. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0525422198). Colby hits the road with his best friend Bev’s (terrible) all-girl band. Ages 14-up.


Theodore Boone returns in Theodore Boone 3 by John Grisham (May 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0525425762), ages 8-up.


My Big Boy Undies (Feb. 2, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0448457055); and My Big Girl Undies (Feb. 2, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0448457031) by Karen Katz are tales aimed at children graduating from diapers. Ages 3 to 5.

The Night Before Father’s Day by Natasha Wing, illus. by Amy Wummer (May 10; $3.99, ISBN 978-0448458717). Mom and the kids surprise Dad with a special gift. Ages 3 to 5.

Kindergarten, Here I Come! by D.J. Steinberg, illus. by Mark Chambers (June 28, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0448461021) celebrates kindergarten milestones. Ages 3 to 5.

The Magnificent Activity Book by Ludwig Bemelmans (May 24, $7.99, ISBN 978-0448459035) includes reusable stickers, puzzles, and pictures to color featuring Madeline and other Bemelmans creations. Ages 5 to 8.

Sticker Activity Book by Laura Marchesani (Jan. 5, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448457543); and Yearbook by Tracey West (Jan. 5, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0448457550) are based on Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl. Ages 6 to 8.

LittleBigPlanet: Ultimate Official Guidebook by Oli Smith (Jan. 5, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0448457628) is a guide to this video game. Ages 8 to 12.


Ladybug Girl returns in Ladybug Girl Makes Friends by David Soman and Jacky Davis (Jan. 5, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0448457642), ages 3 to 5. Dinosaur Train issues Buddy’s Playdate (Jan. 5, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448457659); Big and Small (Jan. 5, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0448457666); and Dinosaur Campout (May 10, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448458601), ages 3 to 5. Max and Ruby are back in Hungry Bunny Tales (Jan. 19, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448457604); Where’s Ruby? (Jan. 19, $5.99, ISBN 978-0448457611); and Ruby’s Rainbow (Apr. 12, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448458632), ages 3 to 5. Strawberry Shortcake reappears in Babysitting Blues by Mickie Matheis, illus. by Laura Thomas (Feb. 2, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448457338); The Butterfly Ride by Amy Ackelsberg, illus. by Saxton Moore (Mar. 15, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448457321); and Meet Cherry Jam! by Ackelsberg, illus. by Laura Thomas (June 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448458786), ages 3 to 5. Joining Zoobles! are Welcome to Zooble Isle (Feb. 16, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448457840); and Talent Show Mix-Up (Feb. 16, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448457864), ages 3 to 5; and Petagonia Pets (Feb. 16, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448457857), ages 6 to 8. Angelina Ballerina stars in Angelina’s Spring Fling (Mar. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448457468), ages 3 to 5. And The Little Engine That Could presents The Little Engine That Could: An Abridged Edition by Watty Piper, illus. by George and Doris Hauman (Mar. 15, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448457147), ages 3 to 5.

The Penguins of Madagascar issues Elite Strike Force! by Michael Anthony Steele (Jan. 19, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448457093); and Wishful Thinking by Elizabeth Rudnick (May 24, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448458670), ages 6 to 8. Feathers by Ruth Heller (Feb. 2, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0448457437) joins Designs for Coloring, ages 6 to 8. Disney Club Penguin releases Eye on the Island: The Town, the Underground, and the Plaza (Feb. 2, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448457703); and Activities, Ahoy! (June 14, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0448458434), ages 6 to 8. Frankly, Frannie introduces Miss Fortune by AJ Stern, illus. by Doreen Mulryan Marts (Mar. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0448457499; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448457482), ages 6 to 8. Archie Comics presents Guide to School Survival by Arie Kaplan (May 10, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448457116), ages 6 to 8. George Brown, Class Clown is back in Attack of the Tighty Whities! (Feb. 16, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448455754); and Hey! Who Stole the Toilet? (June 14, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448455761) by Nancy Krulik, illus. by Aaron Blecha, ages 7 to 9. Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo adds Super Special: Going Overboard! by Nancy Krulik, illus. by John and Wendy (Mar. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448456812), ages 7 to 9. And Who Was...? welcomes Who Was Babe Ruth? by Joan Holub and Ted Hammond, illus. by Nancy Harrison (Jan. 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448455860), ages 8 to 12.

Forever Four debuts with Forever Four (Jan. 19, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448455488); and Leading Ladies (Jan. 19, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448455495) by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel, illus. by Cathi Mingus, ages 8 to 12. Hello, Gorgeous! continues with Swept Up by Taylor Morris, illus. by Anne Keenan Higgins (Jan. 19, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448455297), ages 8 to 12. The Treasure Chest by Ann Hood, illus. by Scott Altmann, opens with Angel of the Battlefield (Jan. 24, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0448454719); Little Lion (Jan. 24, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0448454726); and Jewel of the East (May 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0448454733), ages 8 to 12. Star Wars: The Clone Wars gains Guardians of the Chiss Key by Ryder Windham, illus. by Wayne Lo (Mar. 15, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448457451), ages 8 to 12. New WWE titles are Supersized Activity Book (Mar. 29, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0448457727); Kofi Kingston: Nice Guys Finish First (May 10, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448459066); and Ringside Seat: John Cena (May 10, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448459059) by Tracey West, ages 6 to 8; and Tag-Teamed #2 by Jeff Gottesfeld (June 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448457710), ages 8 to 12. School’s Out... Forever! by Kate McMullan, illus. by Bill Basso (May 10, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448445717), joins Dragon Slayers’ Academy, ages 8 to 12. And Almost Identical launches with Almost Identical #1 by Lin Oliver (June 28, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0448458656), ages 8 to 12.

Series in Spanish

Who Was...? offers Quién fue Abraham Lincoln? by Janet Pascal (Apr. 12, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0448458533); and Quién fue Thomas Alva Edison? by Margaret Frith (Apr. 12, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0448458564), illus. by John O’Brien and Nancy Harrison; Quién fue George Washington? (Apr. 12, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0448458540); and Quién fue Leonardo da Vinci? (Apr. 12, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0448458571 by Roberta Edwards, illus. by True Kelley and Nancy Harrison; Quién fue Martin Luther King, Jr.? by Bonnie Bader, illus. by Elizabeth Wolf and Nancy Harrison (Apr. 12, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0448458557); and Quién fue Sacagawea? by Judith Bloom Fradin and Dennis Brindell Fradin, illus. by Val Paul Taylor and Nancy Harrison (Apr. 12, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0448458588), ages 8 to 12.



The Morganville Vampires gains Black Dawn by Rachel Caine (May 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0451236715), ages 12-up.


Bea at Ballet by Rachel Isadora (May 10, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0399254093) spotlights toddlers at ballet class. Ages 1 to 5.

Little Dog Lost: The True Story of a Brave Dog Named Baltic by Monica Carnesi (Jan. 5, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0399256660) recounts the rescue of a dog that wandered onto a frozen river and was carried out to sea. Ages 3 to 5.

Looking at Lincoln by Maira Kalman (Jan. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399240393). A girl discovers many things about Abraham Lincoln. Ages 5 to 8.

Chico the Brave by Dave Horowitz (May 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399256363). A shy chick finds the courage to soar. Ages 5 to 8.

One for the Murphys by Lynda Hunt (May 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399256158). A foster child learns to open her heart to a family’s love. Ages 10-up.

Beneath a Meth Moon by Jacqueline Woodson (Feb. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399252501) is the story of a teenager’s addiction to meth. Ages 12-up.


Bake, Mice, Bake! by Eric Seltzer (Feb. 16, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448457635) introduces mice who work at a bakery. Ages 5 to 6.

Watch Out!: The World’s Most Dangerous Creatures by Ginjer L. Clarke, illus. by Pete Mueller (May 10, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448451084) focuses on such animals as tiger sharks, black widow spiders, and polar bears. Ages 6 to 8.

Titanic: The Story Lives On! by Laura Driscoll, illus. by Bob Kayganich (Jan. 5, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448457574) chronicles the search for this ship’s wreckage. Ages 7 to 8.


Strawberry Shortcake returns in Lost and Found by Lana Jacobs (Feb. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448455464); and School Friends by Lana Edelman (June 28, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448458779), ages 3 to 5. Dinosaur Train adds Ride with Buddy (May 10, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448458595), ages 3 to 5. Angelina Ballerina stars in Angelina Takes a Bow by Katharine Holabird, illus. by Helen Craig (May 10, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448456188), ages 3 to 5. Batman: The Brave and the Bold welcomes Batman and Friends by Jade Ashe (May 24, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448458700), ages 6 to 7. And The Secret Villain by Rob Valois (Jan. 19, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448457444) joins Star Wars: The Clone Wars, ages 6 to 7.


Frog and Fly by Jeff Mack (Mar. 15, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0399256172) presents six stories about these two friends in comic strip-style format. Ages 3 to 6.

Old Robert and the Sea-Silly Cats by Barbara Joosse, illus. by Jan. Jutte (Apr. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399254307). Six dancing cats brighten Robert’s lonely life on his boat. Ages 3 to 7.

Big Hugs Little Hugs by Felicia Bond (Jan. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399256141) showcases animals hugging across the globe. Ages 3-up.

Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco (Apr. 12, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0399257629). A teacher recognizes Trisha’s dyslexia and encourages her to overcome her reading disability. Ages 5 to 8.

Double Dog Dare by Lisa Graff (Apr. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399255168). Two fourth-graders compete in a “dare war” and discover they have a lot in common. Ages 8 to 12.

The Last of the Gullivers by Carter Crocker (Jan. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399242311). Michael may not be able to save the Lilliputians from death if he’s locked up for a crime he didn’t commit. Ages 9 to 12.

Fenway Fever by John H. Ritter (Apr. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399246654). The life of a boy with a heart defect revolves around his family’s hot dog stand and the Red Sox. Ages 10 to 14.

Robbie Forester and the Outlaws of Sherwood St. by Peter Abrahams (Jan. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399255021) reimagines Robin Hood as a girl with the power to overcome everyday injustices. Ages 10-up.

Ripper by Stefan Petrucha (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399255243). A boy adopted by a famous detective lands in the middle of a serial killer investigation. Ages 12-up.


Mal and Chad reappear in Food Fight! by Stephen McCranie (Jan. 19, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0399256578), ages 8 to 11. An Accidental Adventure presents We Give a Squid a Wedgie by C. Alexander London, illus. by Jonny Duddle (June 14, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0399256097), ages 8 to 12. Charlie Collier, Snoop for Hire issues The Homemade Stuffing Caper by John V. Madormo (June 14, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0399255434), ages 9-up. Brotherband Chronicles releases The Invaders by John A. Flanagan (May 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0399256202), ages 10-up. Stickman Odyssey continues with The Wrath of Zozimos by Christopher Ford (May 10, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0399254277), ages 11 to 14. Super Human concludes with Stronger: A Super Human Clash by Michael Carroll (June 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399257612), ages 12-up. And Nightshade wraps up with Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer (Jan. 3, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0399256127), ages 14-up.



Pete and Penny’s Pizza Puzzles offers Case of the Bookstore Burglar (Apr. 26, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0843198096); and Case of the Sinking Circus (Apr. 26, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0843198102) by Aaron Rosenberg, illus. by David Harrington, ages 6 to 8. And Mr. Men and Little Miss introduces Mr. Men Little Miss Mad Libs by Roger Price and Leonard Stern (Mar. 15, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0843167122), ages 8 to 12.



Vet Volunteers by Laurie Halse Anderson continues with Masks (Feb. 16, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0142412572); and End of the Race (Feb. 16, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0142412282), ages 8 to 12. Launching Lights, Camera, Cassidy by Linda Gerber are Celebrity (Mar. 15, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0142418147); Paparazzi (Mar. 15, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0142418154); and Hacked (June 14, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0142418161), ages 8 to 12. And Sophie’s Mixed-Up Magic by Amanda Ashby debuts with Wishful Thinking (June 14, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0142416495); and Under a Spell (June 14, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0142416808), ages 9-up.


Half-Pint Pete the Pirate by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, illus. by Geraldo Valério (Jan. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399251733). A pirate with half of a treasure map meets a female pirate who also has half of a map. Ages 3 to 5.

Lucky Luis by Gary Soto, illus. by Rhode Montijo (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399245046). Luis learns that his baseball skills come from practice and concentration rather than luck. Ages 3 to 5.

Silly Goose’s Big Story by Keiko Kasza (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399255427). A goose who always insists on playing the hero learns that his friends are true heroes. Ages 3 to 5.

Owlet’s First Flight by Mitra Modarressi (Apr. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399255267). An owl flies alone in the darkness for the first time. Ages 3 to 5.

Dog Gone by Leeza Hernandez (June 14, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0399254475). A dog goes overboard with a stuffed animal and gets in trouble. Ages 3 to 5.

The Perfect Present by Fiona Roberton (June 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399257735). When Henry gets a new dog, Spot runs away only to discover that Henry would never let his best friend go. Ages 3 to 5.

Up, Tall and High by Ethan Long (Feb. 16, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0399256110). This book with foldouts features three stories about these concepts. Ages 4 to 7.

Ellen’s Broom by Kelly Starling Lyons, illus. by Daniel Minter (Jan. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399250033). Ellen brings the symbolic family broom to a courtroom where her parents, former slaves, register as lawful husband and wife. Ages 5 to 8.

Maudie and Bear by Jan Ormerod, illus. by Freya Blackwood (Jan. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399257094) follows these friends’ adventures. Ages 5 to 8.

Crinkleroot’s Guide to Giving Back to Nature by Jim Arnosky (Mar. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399255205). Crinkleroot tells what kids can do in their own backyards to protect the environment. Ages 5 to 8.

The Art of Miss Chew by Patricia Polacco (Apr. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399257032) reveals how the author discovered she was an artist. Ages 5 to 8.

Civil War Drummer Boy by Verla Kay, illus. by Larry Day (May 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399239922) views this war through the eyes of a boy. Ages 6 to 8.

The Puzzler’s Mansion: The Puzzling World of Winston Breen by Eric Berlin (May 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399256974). Winston is invited to a weekend of riddles, games, and puzzles at a fabulous mansion. Ages 8 to 12.

The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine (Jan. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399256448). In this story of two friends in 1958 Little Rock, one of them is taken out of school, accused of being a black girl passing as white. Ages 10-up.

Time Snatchers by Richard Ungar (Mar. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399254857) centers on orphans who use time travel to steal valuable objects. Ages 10-up.

Kepler’s Dream by Juliet Bell (May 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399256455). A girl makes her fractured family whole again. Ages 10-up.

There Is No Dog by Meg Rosoff (Jan. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399257643). God is a lazy, lovestruck teenager named Bob prone to inadvertently causing natural disasters. Ages 12-up.

Harbinger by Sara Wilson Etienne (Feb. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399256684). Faye feels strangely connected to Holbrook Academy despite odd happenings. Ages 12-up.

Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters by Meredith Zeitlin (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399254239). Things quickly spiral out of control during Kelsey’s freshman year. Ages 12-up.

The Right and the Real by Joëlle Anthony (Apr. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399255250). After refusing to join a cult, a teen must learn to survive on her own. Ages 12-up.

The Vindico by Wesley King (June 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399256547). Villains plan to kidnap a group of teens to take over when they retire. Ages 12-up.


Fangbone! Third-Grade Barbarian by Michael Rex debuts with Fangbone! Third Grade Barbarian (Jan. 5, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0399255212); and The Egg of Misery (Jan. 5, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0399255229), ages 7 to 9. Western Mysteries begins withThe Case of the Deadly Desperados by Caroline Lawrence (Feb. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399256332), ages 8 to 12. The Chronicles of Egg starts up with Deadweather and Sunrise by Geoff Rodkey (May 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399257858), ages 8-up. Yours Truly, Lucy B. Parker continues with Take My Advice by Robin Palmer (May 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0399256981; Puffin paperback, $6.99, ISBN 978-0142415030), ages 10-up. And The Cahill Witch Chronicles by Jessica Spotswood launches with Born Wicked (Feb. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399257452), ages 12-up.


This One Time with Julia by David Lampson (Feb. 2, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1595143402). After his twin disappears, Joe falls in love with his twin’s girlfriend and lands in the same danger as the missing boy. Ages 12-up.

Dark Eyes by William Richter (Mar. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1595144577). An adopted girl searches for her birth mother while her birth father sets out to reclaim the fortune the girl’s mother stole from him. Ages 12-up.

Ghost Flower by Michele Jaffe (Apr. 12, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1595143969). Eve must discover what happened the night her cousin died and find the killer. Ages 12-up

Seven Clues to Winning You by Kristin Walker (Apr. 26, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1595144140). When a humiliating picture of Blythe goes viral, she becomes the target of ridicule. Ages 12-up.

Beauty by Lisa Daily (May 10, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1595143808). What happens when Molly’s wish to be beautiful comes true? Ages 12-up.

Zoe Letting Go by Nora Price (June 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1595144669). A girl’s letters to her best friend reveal two lives derailed by anorexia. Ages 12-up.

Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral (Feb. 2, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1595144355) tells a love story entirely through photos and drawings. Ages 14-up.


Shark Wars adds Into the Abyss by EJ Altbacker (Apr. 17, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1595143822), ages 9 to 12. Making Waves by Nicole Leigh Shepherd (Apr. 26, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1595144157) joins PrettyTough, ages 10-up. Subject Seven issues Run by James A. Moore (Jan. 5, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1595143051), ages 12-up. Vampire Academy offers Frostbite: A Graphic Novel by Richelle Mead, adapted by Leigh Dragoon, illus. by Emma Vieceli (May 24, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1595144300), ages 12-up. And Bloodlines releases The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead (June 19, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1595143181), ages 12-up.


The Fine Art of Truth or Dare by Melissa Jensen (Feb. 16, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0142420904). A shy girl secretly begins dating her French tutor, the most popular boy at school. Ages 12-up.

The Summer My Life Began by Shannon Greenland (May 10, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0142413470). Spending time with her aunt, Em learns some significant family secrets. Ages 12-up.

Truth by Julia Karr (Jan. 19, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0142417720) is the sequel to XVI. Ages 14-up.


Llama Llama Hoppity-Hop! (May 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0670013296); Llama Llama Nighty-Night (Jan. 5, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0670013272); Llama Llama Wakey-Wake (Jan. 5, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0670013265); and Llama Llama Zippity-Zoom! (May 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0670013289) by Anna Dewdney star this spirited llama. Up to age 3.

Nobunny’s Perfect by Anna Dewdney (Jan. 19, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0670014088). Bunnies help teach manners. Ages 2 to 5.

Time to Say Bye-Bye by Maryann Cocca-Leffler (Feb. 16, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0670013098) follows a toddler from morning to bedtime. Ages 2 to 5.

Meet Me at the Moon by Gianna Marino (Mar. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670013135). Before she leaves to ask the skies for rain, a mother elephant reassures her young one. Ages 2 to 6.

Sophie’s Fish by A.E. Cannon, illus. by Lee White (Mar. 15, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0670012916). Jake imagines every fish-related crisis possible after he agrees to take care of his friend’s fish. Ages 3 to 5.

Puzzled by Pink by Sarah Frances Hardy (Apr. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670013203) reveals that not every girl loves pink. Ages 3 to 5.

ABCers by Carole Lexa, illus. by Pierr Morgan (June 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670012312). Readers learn the alphabet as they follow children’s day. Ages 3 to 5.

Rat & Roach Friends to the End by David Covell (June 28, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0670014095). Rat and Roach go from being friends to enemies and back to friends again. Ages 3 to 6.

Heroes of the Surf by Elisa Carbone, illus. by Nancy Carpenter (May 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670063123) is the story of two boys on a large steamship that ran aground off the coast of New Jersey in 1882. Ages 4 to 8.

The Unfortunate Son by Constance Leeds (June 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670013982) is a novel involving kidnapping, family secrets, and high-seas adventure. Ages 11 to 14.

Getting Somewhere by Beth Neff (Jan. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0670012558). After committing crimes, four girls enter an experimental juvenile detention program. Ages 12-up.

Trafficked by Kim Purcell (Feb. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670012800). A girl from Moldova travels to L.A. planning to work as a nanny for a Russian family. Ages 12-up.

The Final Four by Paul Volponi (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670012640) follows four basketball players in the March Madness semifinals. Ages 12-up.

The Difference Between You and Me by Madeleine George (Mar. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670011285). Two very different girls in a secret relationship find themselves on opposite sides of a school conflict. Ages 12-up.

Gilt by Katherine Longshore (May 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0670013999). In the court of King Henry VIII, a girl encounters secrets, lies, and sordid affairs. Ages 12-up.

Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti (June 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0670012251). Bullied at school, Nellie realizes she must stand up for herself and for the love that keeps her holding on. Ages 12-up.

Keeping the Castle by Patrice Kindl (June 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670014385). Althea supports her family and must marry well, but there are few wealthy suitors in her Yorkshire town. Ages 12-up.

Tokyo Heist by Diana Renn (June 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0670013326). Violet’s search for stolen art takes her from Seattle to Japan. Ages 12-up.

My Life in Black and White by Natasha Friend (June 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670013036). A car accident ruins a teen’s stunning face. Ages 12-up.

Try Not to Breathe by Jennifer Hubbard (Jan. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670013906). A previously suicidal teen entrusts a girl with his darkest secrets. Ages 14-up.

Losers in Space by John Barnes (Apr. 12, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0670061563). In a world where fame is everything, teens stow away on a spaceship bound for Mars to boost their celebrity. Ages 14-up.

Radiant Days by Elizabeth Hand (Apr. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0670011353). A painter and a poet from different time periods enter each other’s worlds. Ages 14-up.


Ellray Jakes is back in Ellray Jakes Walks the Plank by Sally Warner, illus. by Jamie Harper (Mar. 15, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0670063062), ages 6 to 8. Young Cam Jansen stars in Young Cam Jansen and the Magic Bird Mystery by David A. Adler, illus. by Susanna Natti (June 28, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0670012572), ages 6 to 8. Horrible Harry returns in Horrible Harry and the Scarlet Scissors by Suzy Kline, illus. by Amy Wummer (June 28, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0670013067), ages 6 to 8. And Wereworld offers Rage of Lions by Curtis Jobling (June 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670013890), ages 10-up.



Eric Hill’s Spot stars in Spot Loves Sports (May 10, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0399257759), ages 1 to 3; Spot’s Fun First Words: A Slide & See Book (Mar. 15, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0399257667); and Spot’s Favorite Things (Mar. 15, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0399257582), ages 1-up. And new Beatrix Potter titles are Hello, Jemima! (Jan. 19, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0723267492); Hello, Peter! (Jan. 19, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0723267447); Tickle, Tickle, Peter! (Feb. 16, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0723267508), ages 3 to 5; The Tale of Benjamin Bunny (Jan. 19, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0723268147); and The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Jan. 19, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0723268154), ages 5 to 6; and The Tailor of Gloucester (Jan. 19, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-0723267713); The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck (Jan. 19, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-0723267782); The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher (Jan. 19, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-0723267768); The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle (Jan. 19, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-0723267751); The Tale of Benjamin Bunny (Jan. 19, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-0723267737); The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse (Jan. 19, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-0723267805); The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter (Jan. 19, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-0723267690); The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin by Beatrix Potter (Jan. 19, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-0723267706); The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies by Beatrix Potter (Jan. 19, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-0723267799); The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes by Beatrix Potter (Jan. 19, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-0723267812); The Tale of Tom Kitten (Jan. 19, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-0723267775); and The Tale of Two Bad Mice (Jan. 19, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-0723267744), ages 5-up.


(IPG, dist.)

Kaytek the Wizard by Janusz Korczak, trans. by Antonia Lloyd-Jones (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0983868507). Kaytek leaves Warsaw to wander the world in search of the meaning of his magical powers. Ages 9 to 12.


(Norton, dist.)

The Girl in the Mirror: A Novel by Meg Kearney (Apr. 15, paper, $15, ISBN 978-0892553853). Poems and a journal reveal how an adopted teen’s search for her birth mother is overshadowed by a wrenching loss. Ages 14-up.



Young Artist issues Ready, Set, Draw... Princess! by Mara Conlon, illus. by Kerren Barbas Steckler (Feb. 1, spiral bound, $15.99, ISBN 978-1441307989), ages 4-up. Scratch and Sketch adds Enchanted Forest Scratch and Sketch: An Art Activity Book for Artistic Wizards of All Ages by Lee and Tom Nemmers, illus. by Martha Day Zschock (Jan. 1, spiral bound, $14.99, ISBN 978-1441307330); and Wedding Scratch and Sketch: An Art Activity Book for Fashionable Flower Girls and Bridal Designers of All Ages by Heather Zschock, illus. by Martha Day Zschock (Jan. 1, spiral bound, $12.99, ISBN 978-1441307446), ages 6-up. And Paper Doll Fold-Out Play Sets gains Welcome to New York: A Book and Paper Doll Fold-Out Play Set by Annmarie Anderson, illus. by Amy Saidens (Feb. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1441306371), ages 6-up.


Jonathan and Martha by Petr Horacek (Feb. 27, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0714863511) chronicles the development of friendship and love between two worms. Ages 1 to 6.

The Bug Next Door by Beatrice Alemagna (Apr. 30, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-0714863566) reveals the differences and similarities between boy and girl bugs. Ages 1 to 9.

The Onion’s Great Escape by Sara Fanelli (Mar. 31, paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-0714857039) encourages readers to think about complex issues by adding their own thoughts, illustrations, and solutions to the pages. Ages 5 to 10.


(Ingram, dist.)


Those Amazing Animals welcomes Those Enormous Elephants (June 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1561645152; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1561645169) by Sarah Cussen, illus. by Steve Weaver, ages 6 to 9. And Olivia Brophie debuts with Olivia Brophie and the Pearl of Tagelus by Christopher Tozier (Mar. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1561645190), ages 8 to 11.


The Donald Boxed Set: Donald and the... and Donald Has a Difficulty by Peter F. Neumeyer, illus. by Edward Gorey (Mar. 15, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0764961304) package two adventures of this boy in a slipcase. Ages 3 to 6.


Fair Coin by E.C. Myers (Mar. 13, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1616146092). After finding a coin that grants his wishes, Ephraim must learn how to control its power to return to the world he remembers. Ages 12-up.


Widdershins Adventures issues False Covenant by Ari Marmell (June 12, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1616146214), ages 12-up.


(IPG, dist.)

Dogs of the World: Kit and Willy’s Ultimate Guide Books to Everything by Zebedee Helm (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0956028433). Montana cowboy Kit and his dog, Willy, take a look at dogs of the world. Ages 5 to 7.