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Ocean Counting by Janet Lawler, illus. by Brian Skerry (May 14, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1426311161) is a counting book introducing sea creatures. Ages 2 to 5.

The World Is Waiting for You by Barbara Kerley (Mar. 12, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1426311147). Photos and text encourage kids to explore the world around them. Ages 4 to 8.

National Geographic Kids Bird Guide of North America by Jonathan Alderfer (Mar. 12, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1426310942) features 50 common birds. Ages 7 to 9.

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2014 (May 14, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1426311185) includes mobile media features that allow kids to download National Geographic videos, photos, and games. Ages 8 to 12.

Myths Busted! by Emily Krieger, illus. by Tom Nick Cocotos (Mar. 26, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1426311024) focuses on myths from around the world. Ages 8 to 12.


National Geographic Little Kids Look and Learn presents Patterns! (June 11, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1426311239) and People! (June 11, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1426311222), ages 1 to 4. National Geographic Kids Wild Tales adds Charlie and the Banana Monster (Mar. 12, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1426310973) and Look Out, Cub! (Mar. 12, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1426310966) by Peter Bently, ages 3 to 6. Angry Birds Playground offers Dinosaurs (May 14, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1426313240), ages 4 to 6. New National Geographic Readers are Polar Bears by Laura Marsh (Apr. 9, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1426311048), ages 4 to 6; and Saving Animal Babies by Amy Shields (Apr. 9, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1426310409) and Monkeys by Anne Schreiber (Apr. 9, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1426311062), ages 5 to 8. National Geographic Kids Chapters releases Animal Superstars by Aline Alexander Newman (Feb. 12, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1426310911), ages 7 to 10. Just Joking continues with National Geographic Kids Just Joking 3 by Ruth A. Musgrave (Mar. 12, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1426310980), ages 7 to 10. National Geographic Kids Everything gains Battles by John Perritano and James Spears (Mar. 12, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1426311000) and Money by Kathy Furgang (Mar. 26, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1426310263), ages 8 to 12. And Weird but True! adds Weird But True! 5 (June 11, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1426311246), ages 8 to 12.


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Let’s Talk offers A Treasure Hunt for Mama and Me: Helping Children Cope with Parental Illness by Renee Le Verrier and Samuel Frank, illus. by Adam Taylor (June 11, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0882824369); and Owen Has Burgers and Drum: Helping to Understand and Befriend Kids with Asperger’s Syndrome by Christine M. Sheils, illus. by Anita DuFalla (June 11, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0882824345), ages 4 to 7.


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Junket Is Nice by Dorothy Kunhardt (May 21, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1590176283). Everyone speculates about what the old man eating his bowl of junket is thinking. Ages 3 to 7.


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Hickory by Palmer Brown (Apr. 16, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1590176276). A mouse makes new discoveries when he moves from a grandfather clock to the open country. Ages 3 to 7.

The Abandoned by Paul Gallico (Mar. 12, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1590176269). After rescuing a tabby from the path of an oncoming car, Peter wakes up to discover that he’s been transformed into a cat. Ages 9 to 12.


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Explore Your World adds Explore Flight! With 25 Great Projects by Anita Yasuda, illus. by Bryan Stone (May 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1619301764), ages 7 to 9. Joining Build It Yourself is Canals and Dams: Investigate Feats of Engineering With 25 Projects by Donna Latham, illus. by Andrew Christensen (Apr. 1, hardcover, $21.95, ISBN 978-1619301696; paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1619301658), ages 9 to 12. And Inquire and Investigate issues Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation by Carla Mooney, illus. by Samuel Carbaugh (July 1, hardcover, $21.95, ISBN 978-1619301887; paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1619301849), ages 12-up.


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Mama Hen’s Big Day by Jill Latter (Feb. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0735841093). Mama Hen searches for the best place to lay her egg. Ages 4 to 8.

Heidi Mini Book by Johanna Spyri, illus. by Maja Dusikova (Feb. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-0735840836) is a mini-book edition of this classic. Ages 4 to 8.

The Yellow Cab by Marcus Pfister (Feb. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0735841116). A city taxi visits the Amazon rainforest. Ages 4 to 8.

The Jolly Steamship by Harry Rowohlt, illus. by Walter Trier (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0735841277) introduces a kooky crew on the high seas. Ages 4 to 8.

No Bath, No Cake! by Matthias Weinert (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0735841123). Pirates are ready to party. Ages 4 to 8.

The Angry Little Knight by Annette Langen, illus. by Katja Gehrmann (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0735841109). What happens when an angry little knight meets a hot-headed dragon? Ages 4 to 8.

Snow White by Quentin Greban (Apr. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0735841161) presents this Brothers Grimm tale with new art. Ages 4 to 8.

The Happy Owls by Celestino Piatti (May 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0735841307) is a story that conveys the wonder of nature. Ages 4 to 8.

The Twelve Dancing Princesses by Dorothee Duntze (June 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0735841215) offers a version of this fairytale. Ages 4 to 8.

Little Bunny’s Sleepless Night by Carol Roth, illus. by Valeri Gorbachev (June 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0735841239). A bunny just can’t find the right place to sleep. Ages 4 to 8.


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My First 100 Numbers (June 18, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1848987357) and My First 100 Words (June 18, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1848987340) are visual guides to numbers; and common words. Ages 1-up.


I Love Reading issues A Duck in Luck! (Apr. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1848987494), The Pop Duet (Apr. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1848987678), Clint and Grant Play I-Spy (Apr. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1848987524), Top Dog (Apr. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1848987487), Puff Flies (Apr. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1848987654), Pink Bunny (Apr. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1848987609), Wish Fish (Apr. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1848987555), The Maze (Apr. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1848987715), Adine’s Igloo (Apr. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1848987814), That Dog! (Apr. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1848987579), Bad Rat! (Apr. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1848987470), Pirate School (Apr. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1848987746), Bart’s Go-Cart (Apr. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1848987685), What Wally Wanted (Apr. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1848987791), Superhero Ed! (Apr. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1848987807), Eve the Knight (Apr. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1848987739), Budge Troll, Budge! (Apr. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1848987784), The Busy Lunch (Apr. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1848987616), Bret and Grandma’s Trip! (Apr. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1848987517), Queen Ella’s Feet (Apr. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1848987647), Kyle in Trouble (Apr. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1848987623), Dina the Rapper (Apr. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1848987708), and The Robot Bop (Apr. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1848987821), ages 5-up.

Also, Goat in a Boat (Apr. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1848987661), My First Book of Animal Babies (May 7, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1848987449), Snail Trail (Apr. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1848987630), Beth and the Bugs (Apr. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1848987586), Cowboy’s Star (Apr. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1848987531), The Best Gift (Apr. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1848987500), A Dragon in the Sandpit (Apr. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1848987548), Ernie and Hermie Visit Earth (Apr. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1848987692), Fairy Fay’s Bad Day (Apr. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1848987722), My First Book of Farm Animals (May 7, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1848987432), Let’s Go to the Swings (Apr. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1848987593), Max’s Trip (Apr. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1848987760), Snapped by Sam! (Apr. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1848987753), George the Genius Gerbil (Apr. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1848987777), and Chuck and Duck (Apr. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1848987562), ages 5-up; The Secret Garden (June 4, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1848987319), A Little Princess (June 4, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1848987326), King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table (June 4, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1848987296), and Treasure Island (June 4, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1848987302), ages 7-up; and If Dinosaurs Were Alive Today (May 7, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1848987425) and Fast and Furious (June 4, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1848987333), ages 8-up.


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All Aboard with Joanna! by Kathrin Scharer (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-8897737094) inspires readers to think about the process of creating art and fiction. Ages 4 to 12.


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Oranges and Lemons: Rhymes from Past Times by Karen Dolby (Apr 1; hardcover; $15.95; 978-1843179597) collects nursery rhymes and examines their histories and meanings. Ages 18-up.


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Spooky Sports Day (Apr. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1780550732) and Big Fright (Apr. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1780550725) by A.B. Saddlewick are stories set in a spooky school whose motto is “Because We Scare.” Ages 5 to 7.

The Wanted by Chas Newkey-Burden (May 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1782430391) tells the story of this band and its members. Ages 12-up.


Mermin by Joey Weiser (Feb. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1934964989). Pete and his friends find a fish-boy washed up on the beach. Ages 4 to 12.


Little You by Richard Van Camp, illus. by Julie Flett (Apr. 1, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459802483) celebrates the joy babies bring into the world. Up to age 3.

Baby’s First Bookshelf (Mar. 1, board book, $24.95, ISBN 978-1459804470) includes Welcome Song for Baby, Alligator Bear Crab, and Kiss Tickle Hug. Ages 1 to 2.

Can Hens Give Milk? by Joan Betty Stuchner, illus. by Joe Weissmann (Mar. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459804272). A farmer in Chelm and his daughter try to find a way to get milk from their hens. Ages 4 to 8.

Mooncakes by Loretta Seto, illus. by Renne Benoit (Apr. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1459801073). A girl and her parents celebrate the Chinese Moon Festival. Ages 4 to 8.

Record Breaker by Robin Stevenson (Mar. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1554699599). In 1963, world events threaten to overwhelm Jack as his family copes with the death of his baby sister. Ages 9 to 12.

Not a Chance by Michelle Mulder (Mar. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459802162). Dian is outraged when her 14-year-old Dominican friend announces she is engaged. Ages 9 to 12.

Poser by Alison Hughes (Apr. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459801479). Luke has been a model for a long time, but all he really wants to do is play hockey and eat pizza. Ages 9 to 12.

The New Normal by Ashley Little (Mar. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1459800748). A girl who has lost her sisters to a drunk driver and her parents to grief fears she’s losing her mind. Ages 12 to 18.

Allegra by Shelley Hrdlitschka (Apr. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1459801974). Allegra’s collaboration with her music teacher brings unforeseen changes to their lives. Ages 12 to 18.

Lauren Yanofsky Hates the Holocaust by Leanne Lieberman (Apr. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1459801097). A Jewish teen who is sick of hearing about the Holocaust must make a tough choice when her friends play Nazi war games. Ages 12 to 18.

Whatever Doesn’t Kill You by Elizabeth Wennick (Apr. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1459800830). When the man who murdered her father is released from prison, Jenna confronts him. Ages 12 to 18.


Orca Echoes introduces Thunder Creek Ranch by Sonya Bates, illus. by Kasia Charko (May 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1459801127), Justine McKeen, Eat Your Beets by Sigmund Brouwer, illus. by Dave Whamond (May 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1554699339), and The Great Garage Sale by Marilyn Helmer, illus. by Mike Deas (May 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1459800601), ages 7 to 9. Orca Young Readers adds Molly’s Promise by Sylvia Olsen (Apr. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1459802773), ages 8 to 11. And joining Orca Footprints are Down to Earth by Nikki Tate (Apr. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1459804234) and Pedal It! by Michelle Mulder (Apr. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1459802193), ages 8 to 12.

Orca Currents continues with Facespace by Adrian Chamberlain (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459801516; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459801509), Vanish by Karen Spafford-Fitz (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459803558; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459803497), Stolen by John Wilson (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459803763; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459803756), and Caching In by Kristin Butcher (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459802339; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459802322), ages 10 to 14. Orca Sports issues Break Point by Kate Jaimet (Apr. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459803527) and Hurricane Heat by Steven Barwin (Apr. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459802131), ages 10 to 18. And Orca Soundings issues Deadly by Sarah Harvey (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459803657; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459803640), Night Terrors by Sean Rodman (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459804203; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459804197), Damage by Robin Stevenson (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459803633; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459803602), and Tagged by Eric Walters (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459801684; $9.95, ISBN 978-1459801677), ages 12 to 18.


Pathfinders releases Tribal Journey (Apr. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1939053015) and Thunder of the Plains (Apr. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1939053008) by Gary Robinson, ages 13 to 16.


Think Again, Robyn by Hazel Hutchins, illus. by Yvonne Cathcart (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1459500785; paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1459500778). Robyn stands up to a bully, makes a new friend, and gets caught up in the excitement of the big game. Ages 6 to 9.

Morgan Gets Cracking by Ted Staunton, illus. by Bill Slavin (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1459500754; paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1459500747). A new kid at school gets away with teasing mean girl Aldeen. Ages 6 to 9.


Deal With It offers Gangs by Jabari Lindsay, illus. by Bjoern Arthurs (Feb. 1, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1552779200; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1552779170), ages 9 to 12. New Sports Stories are Jump Ball by Adrienne Mercer (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459401808; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459401792), Not Out by Dirk McLean (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459401761; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459401754), and Playing Favourites by Trevor Kew (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459402577; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459402560), ages 10 to 13. Real Justice adds Guilty of Being Weird (Mar. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1459400931; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1459400924) and Sentenced to Life at Seventeen (Apr. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1459401693; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1552774335) by Cynthia J. Faryon, ages 12 to 17. Recordbooks greets Willie O’Ree by Nicole Mortillaro (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459401969; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459401952), ages 12 to 18. Podium Sports Academy adds One Cycle by Lorna Schultz Nicholson (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459401846; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459401839), ages 13 to 18. And SideStreets gains Homo by Michael Harris (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459401921; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459401914) and Last Cut by Wren Handman (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459401884; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459401877), ages 13 to 18.


Baby Look by Carol McDougall and Shanda LaRamee-Jones (Mar. 1, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1551099378) is an accordion-style book featuring photos of babies. Ages 1 to 3.

I Spy a Bunny by Judy Dudar, illus. by Richard Rudnicki (Mar. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1551099422). While playing “I spy,” Mandy can’t see what her aunt spies. Ages 3 to 9.

My Goat Gertrude by Starr Dobson, illus. by Dayle Dodwell (Mar. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1551099200) centers on a mischievous goat that eats everything. Ages 3 to 9.

Spin to the Sea by Izra Fitch, illus. by Doretta Groenendyk (Mar. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1894838856). Families send carved pumpkins out into the bay. Ages 4 to 8.

Bully 101 by Doretta Groenendyk (Mar. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1894838849) takes an irreverent look at bullying. Ages 4 to 8.

Apples and Butterflies by Shauntay Grant, illus. by Tamara Thiebaux-Heikalo (Mar. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1551099354) offers an ode to fall. Ages 4 to 9.

It’s Not Just a Game by Eric Crookshank (Mar. 1, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1551099590) is an autobiography by this past captain of the Rainmen basketball team. Ages 9 to 18.

Ten Thousand Truths by Susan White (Mar. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1894838832) is a story about losing family but finding a new one. Ages 12 to 17.

Time Flies When You’re Chasing Spies by Allison Maher (Mar. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1551099293). Andrew and his friend follow Andrew’s instincts, which contradict his father’s instructions. Ages 12 to 17.


Our Rights by Janet Wilson (Apr. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1926920955) profiles 10 young social activists from around the world. Ages 6 to 10.

The Way Home by Becky Citra (Apr. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1927583012) is a story told from the perspectives of a girl in the foster system and a pony who runs away. Ages 7 to 10.

Hana’s Suitcase by Karen Levine (Feb. 1, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1896764559). In 2000, Fumiko Ishioka, the curator of a Tokyo Holocaust education center, began searching for the story behind an empty suitcase once owned by a young Holocaust victim. Ages 9 to 13.

Hana’s Suitcase Anniversary Album by Karen Levine (Mar. 1, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1926920368) includes new letters, photo, and reflections on the 10 years since this story’s original publication. Ages 9 to 13.

Branded by the Pink Triangle by Ken Setterington (Apr. 1, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1926920962) tells of the persecution of gays and lesbians by the Nazi regime. Ages 12 to 16.

The Scratch on the Ming Vase by Caroline Stellings (Mar. 1, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1926920917). A teen detective tries to solve the mystery behind an attack on her kung fu master and a missing vase. Ages 12 to 18.

The Color of Silence by Liane Shaw (Feb. 1, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1926920931). Alex, sentenced to do community service, encounters a girl whose mind is trapped in a body she can’t control. Ages 12 to 18.


Women’s Hall of Fame welcomes Courageous Women Rebels by Joy Crysdale (Apr. 1, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1926920993), ages 9 to 13.


Ribbon’s Way by Sarah Turner (Mar. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1550392005) is a story about being different and rising above the limitations of others’ expectations. Ages 3 to 8.

Sebastian Sasquatch by Sylvia Olsen, illus. by Kasia Charko (Mar. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1550391978) reveals the simple yet mysterious qualities it takes to be a friend. Ages 3 to 8.

Yetsa’s Sweater by Sylvia Olsen, illus. by Joan Larson (Mar. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1550392029). Three generations of women in a family help to make a sweater. Ages 4 to 10.

Riding Through Fire by Julie White (Mar. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1550391992). On a cattle drive, the wind changes and Kirsty and Lancelot suddenly smell smoke. Ages 8 to 12.

Under the Wire by Julie White (Mar. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1550391985) is a novel about a boy who dreams of becoming a jockey. Ages 10 to 16.


When We Were Good by Suzanne Sutherland (Feb. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1927513118) offers a story celebrating punk rock and unexpected romance. Ages 14 to 18.


Rainbow Shoes by Tiffany Stone, illus. by Stefan Czernecki (Feb. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1896580852) presents rhymes featuring various colors. Ages 3 to 7.

Night Sky Wheel Ride by Sheree Fitch, illus. by Yayo (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1896580678). Siblings take a ride on a Ferris wheel of the imagination. Ages 4 to 7.

The Lewton Experiment by Rachel Sa (Feb. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1896580975). A student reporter uncovers a terrible secret gripping her town. Ages 12 to 15.


Yaffle’s Journey by Nancy Keating (May 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1771030076). A seagull is determined to have the best of both worlds. Ages 4 to 6.

Birchy Maid by Robin McGrath, illus. by Rochelle Baker (Apr. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1771030083) retells a traditional fairy tale with a modern twist. Ages 8 to 12.


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Early Reader: Buffin Street debuts with Jogger’s Big Adventure (June 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1444002027), Look at Me (June 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1444004687), and The Haunted House of Buffin Street (June 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1444004694) by Francesca Simon, illus. by Emily Bolam, ages 5 to 7.


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The Thief-Taker’s Apprentice by Stephen Deas (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0575094499). Chosen to be apprentice to an assassin, Berren is introduced to a world of shadows, deceit, and corruption. Ages 12-up.

The Warlock’s Shadow by Stephen Deas (July 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0575094529) is a sequel to The Thief-Taker’s Apprentice. Ages 12-up.


Stonewylde concludes with Shaman of Stonewylde by Kit Berry (May 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-0575098947), ages 12-up.


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The Nowhere Chronicles by Sarah Silverwood debuts with The Double-Edged Sword (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1780620596) and The Traitor’s Gate (June 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1780620657), ages 12-up.


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A Day at the Farm by Séverine Cordier, illus. by Cynthia Lacroix (Apr. 9, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1926973760). The family featured in Picture My Day and Picture My World visits a farm. Ages 2 to 4.

Joking Around with Chirp, illus. by Bob Kain (Mar. 12, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1926973647; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1926973654) compiles 130 riddles, jokes, and tongue twisters. Ages 3 to 6.

Windblown by Edouard Manceau (Apr. 9, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1926973777). When wind blows scraps of paper onto a blank page, animal shapes emerge. Ages 3 to 7.

My Neighbor Is a Dog by Isabel Minhos Martins, illus. by Madalena Matoso (Apr. 9, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1926973685). A girl shares an apartment building with crocodiles, elephants, and bears. Ages 3 to 7.

My Town by Delphine Doreau (Mar. 12, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1926973784) features removable buildings and animals to decorate and play with. Ages 3-up.

Planet Earth (Mar. 12, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1926973753) and The Natural World (Mar. 12, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1926973746) by Jon Richards, illus. by Ed Simkins, are illustrated explorations of earth; and the natural world. Ages 8 to 12.

Weird Zone: Sports by Maria Birmingham, illus. by Jamie Bennett (Apr. 9, hardcover, $22.95, ISBN 978-1926973609; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1926973616) examines nontraditional sports. Ages 8 to 12.

The Last Train by Rona Arato (Mar. 12, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1926973623) tells of a family that survived the Nazi occupation during the final years of WWII. Ages 9-up.


Math in Nature offers Sorting Through Spring by Lizann Flatt, illus. by Ashley Barron (Mar. 12, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1926973593), ages 5 to 7. And Max Finder Mystery Collected Casebooks adds Volume 7 by Craig Battle, illus. by Ramon Perez and Liam O’Donnell (Apr. 9, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-1926973661; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1926973678), ages 8-up.


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A Good Trade by Alma Fullerton, illus. by Karen Patkau (Feb. 15, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0986949593). A Ugandan boy gives a flower to the aid worker who brings him new shoes. Ages 5-up.

Lumpito and the Painter from Spain by Monica Kulling, illus. by Dean Griffiths (Apr. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1927485002). A dog finds a new home with Pablo Picasso. Ages 5-up.

Bear in War by Stephanie Innes and Harry Endrulat, illus. by Brian Deines (Apr. 15, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1927485125) tells of a girl who sent her teddy bear to her father, a medic in the trenches of France during WWI. Ages 6-up.


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Unpoppable by Tim Hopgood (Apr. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0330517409). A boy and his balloon have a magical adventure beyond the stars. Ages 3 to 5.


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A Butterfly Without Wings by David M. F. Powers, illus. by Natalia Nesterova (Mar. 12, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-0982727164). A caterpillar tricks those who would otherwise eat him into thinking he’s a butterfly. Up to age 8.

Tales From Farlandia: Ozette’s Destiny by Judy Pierce, illus. by Natalia Nesterova and David Powers (Apr. 16, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0982727195). A white squirrel escapes to a magical kingdom to find her destiny. Ages 7 to 11.

Paranormal Properties by Tracy Lane, illus. by Natalia Nesterova (Apr. 16, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-0982727171). Working on the set of his parents’ ghost hunting TV show, a teen discovers he can see and talk to spirits. Ages 11-up.


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Ernest and Rebecca return in The Land of the Waking Stones by Guillaume Bianco, illus. by Antonello Dalena (Mar. 26, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1597074001), ages 6 to 11. Disney Fairies Graphic Novels welcomes Tinker Bell and the Most Precious Gift by Tea Orsi, illus. by Carlo Panaro, Manuela Razzi, Marina Braggio, and Roberta Zanotta (Apr. 16, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1597073943), ages 6 to 11. LEGO® Ninjago adds Stone Cold by Greg Farshtey, illus. by Jolyon Yates (May 28, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1597074100), ages 6 to 11. Sybil the Backpack Fairy issues Princess Nina by Michel Rodrigue, illus. by Antonello Dalena and Manuela Razzi (June 18, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1597074155), ages 6 to 11. The Garfield Show debuts with Unfair Weather by Jim Davis, illus. by Cedric Michiels and Ellipsanime (July 16, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1597074223), ages 6 to 11. Ariol launches with Just a Donkey Like You and Me (Feb. 19, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1597073998) and Thunder Horse (June 4, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1597074124) by Emmanuel Guibert, illus. by Marc Boutavant, ages 7 to 10. Geronimo Stilton offers The First Samurai by Geronimo Stilton (Mar. 19, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1597073851), ages 7 to 11. And Thea Stilton starts up with The Secret of Whale Island by Thea Stilton (Apr. 30, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1597074032), ages 7 to 11.

Dance Class by Beka, illus. by Crip, continues with A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Paris... (Mar. 5, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1597073844) and To Russia, With Love (July 23, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1597074230), ages 7 to 12. Benny Breakiron starts up with The Red Taxi by Peyo, illus. by Will Maltaite (May 7, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1597074094), ages 7 to 12. The Smurfs by Peyo gains The Baby Smurf (Feb. 26, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1597073813) and The Smurflings (May 14, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1597074070), ages 7 to 12; and The Smurfs Anthology #1 (June 25, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1597074179), ages 12 to 17. Annoying Orange continues with Orange You Glad You’re Not Me? (Apr. 2, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1597073905) and Pulped Fiction (July 9, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1597074209) by Scott Shaw and Mike Kazaleh, ages 8 to 12. And Classics Illustrated adds The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad, illus. by John K. Snyder III (July 2, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1597074162), ages 10 to 14.


Bunny Loves to Write by Peter Bently (Feb. 5, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1781868256). When Buster Bunny gets a notebook and pencil, he discovers that he loves to write. Ages 3 to 6.

Hernando Fandango by Rachel Swirles (Feb. 12, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-1472307224) tells of a dancing dog and his best friend, a shy girl. Ages 3 to 6.

A Wolf’s Tale by Eva Montanari (Feb. 12, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-1472307217) introduces the great-great-great-great grandson of the Big Bad Wolf. Ages 3 to 6.

Muddypaws’ New Friends by Steve Smallman, illus. by Simon Mendez (Apr. 23, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472311368). When Ben takes Muddypaws to puppy school, he meets two new dog friends. Ages 3 to 6.

Things You Never Knew About Dinosaurs by Giles Paley-Phillips, illus. by Liz Pinchon (May 14, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-1472311160). Dinosaurs aren’t extinct—they’re playing tennis, riding bikes, and getting into trouble. Ages 3 to 6.

Wonderful Wildlife 123 by Charles Fuge (May 14, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-1472312426) is a counting book featuring animals. Ages 3 to 6.

The Alphabet Family by Eva Montanari, illus. by Charles Fuge (May 14, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-1472311153) offers a bedtime-story introduction to the Alphabet Family. Ages 3 to 6.

Snip! Snap! Pop Up and Play (Mar. 19, novelty book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1445493930) and Dig! Scoop! Pop Up and Play (Mar. 19, novelty book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1445493923) are pop-up books focusing on animals; and vehicles. Ages 3 to 8.

Disney Princess Crafts (June 4, novelty book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1445478784) and Disney Pixar Crafts (June 4, novelty book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1445478791) compile projects. Ages 4 to 10.

Disney Monsters University: Monster Secrets (Apr. 30, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-1781865804) is a story based on this movie. Ages 5 to 12.

Paper Planes to Fly (Mar. 19, novelty book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472303127) includes a glider, flying boat, biplane, bird, and fighter. Ages 7 to 13.

Things That Go (Mar. 19, spiral bound, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472303141). This activity book shows how to construct and color five vehicles. Ages 7 to 13.

Fashion Boutique (Mar. 19, novelty book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472305985) and Fashion Catwalk (Mar. 19, novelty book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472305992) feature stickers to create fashions. Ages 8 to 12.


Little Learners presents Slide and See: I Am Big (Mar. 5, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472306913), Slide and See: I Am Busy (Mar. 5, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472306920), Peek-a-Boo Friends (Mar. 5, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472305923), and Peek-a-Boo Rainbow by (Mar. 5, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472305930), ages up to 3. I Love My… by David Bedford offers I Love My Daddy (Feb. 5, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472303035), I Love My Mommy (Feb. 5, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472303066), I Love My Grandma (Feb. 5, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472303042), and I Love My Grandpa (Feb. 5, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472303059), ages 3 to 6. New Margaret Wise Brown Picture Books are All the Families (Mar. 26, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472307897), Away in My Airplane (Mar. 26, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472307903), The Diggers (June 25, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472317957), Sunshine and Snowballs (June 25, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472317940), and The Fish With the Deep Sea Smile (June 25, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472317964) by Margaret Wise Brown, ages 3 to 6. And joining Disney’s Mickey Mouse are Disney’s Mickey Mouse and His Friends (Feb. 19, hardcover, $5.99, ISBN 978-1781868621) and Disney’s Mickey Mouse Barn Dance (Feb. 19, hardcover, $5.99, ISBN 978-1781868638), ages 3 to 8.

Parragon Fairy Tale Classics presents The Little Mermaid (Mar. 5, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472310781), The Elves and the Shoemaker (Mar. 5, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472310804). The Emperor’s New Clothes (Mar. 5, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472310774), The Three Billy Goats Gruff (Mar. 5, novelty book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472310811), and Rapunzel (Mar. 5, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472310798), ages 3 to 8. And Barbie stars in Barbie Living the Dream 10 Button Sound Book (Mar. 26, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1781867860), ages 3 to 8; Barbie Fabulous Fashion Activities (Feb. 19, novelty book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1472304650) and Barbie Fabulous Story: Flip-Me-Over Book (May 7, novelty book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1472305947), ages 4 to 10; Barbie Fabulous Jigsaw Book (Mar. 26, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472310934), ages 5 to 10; and Barbie Play With Fashion (Mar. 26, novelty book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1781867297), Barbie Book of Secrets (Mar. 26, novelty book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1781867877), and Barbie Sweet Style Activities (Apr. 23, novelty book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1472304124), ages 5 to 12.

Pinkabella returns in Pinkabella Dresses Up (Apr. 23, novelty book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472311733), ages 4 to 8; and Pinkabella’s Sticker Activity (Feb. 19, novelty book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1781868560), Pinkabella Colors In (Feb. 19, novelty book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1781868522), and Pinkabella Loves Drawing (Apr. 23, novelty book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1781868546), ages 4 to 10. Marvel Super Heroes issues How To Draw (Feb. 5, novelty book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1781867839), ages 5 to 12. The Trash Pack stars in The Trash Pack Disgusting Activity and Coloring Book (Feb. 19, novelty book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1472304711), ages 5 to 12. Super Animals (Mar. 19, novelty book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1472307330) and Fairy Land (Mar. 19, novelty book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1472307323) are new 2000 Sticker Books, ages 5 to 12. Discovery Kids releases Dinosaurs Alive: Discovery Kids Augmented Reality Book (Apr. 2, novelty book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1472307675) and Wild Weather: Discovery Kids Augmented Reality Book (Apr. 2, novelty book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1472307682), ages 5 to 12. Marvel The Amazing Spider-Man adds How To Draw (Feb. 5, novelty book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1781867846), 3D Sticker Action (Feb. 5, novelty book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1472303745), and 3D Hero Action (Feb. 19, spiral bound, $12.99, ISBN 978-1445496054), ages 5 to 12. And Disney Princess releases A Virtual 3D Book (Apr. 2, novelty book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1472305374), ages 5 to 12.


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I Hear… (May 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1908473073), I Smell… (May 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1908473059), and I See… (May 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1908473042) by Patrick George explore the senses. Ages 3 to 5.


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The Locket’s Secret by K. Kelley Heyne (Apr. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0819874849). Caught living in a world between fantasy and reality, Caritas seeks comfort in a locket with a secret. Ages 10 to 14.


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The Monster Machine by Nicola Robinson (May 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1843652007). When a boy and his dad build a monster-making machine, all sorts of monsters come tumbling out. Ages 3 to 5.

The Gentle Lion and the Little Owlet by Alice Shirley (June 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1843651994). Based on a true story, this tells of the friendship between an owlet and a zoo lion. Ages 3 to 5.

Bella’s Butterfly Ball by Anna Nilsen, illus. by Joanne Partis (Mar. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1843651949). In this pop-up book, Garden Fairies host a ball for the butterflies. Ages 3 to 6.


Peep! by Kevin Luthardt (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1561456826). A baby duck hatches and attaches itself to the first thing it sees: a boy. Ages 2 to 6.

Zoom! by Diane Adams, illus. by Kevin Luthardt (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1561456833). A timid boy rides a rollercoaster with his father. Ages 2 to 6.

Stripes of All Types by Susan Stockdale (Apr. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1561456956) provides information about striped animals. Ages 2 to 6.

I’ve Got an Elephant by Anne Ginkel, illus. by Janie Bynum (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1561456857) offers a counting story. Ages 4 to 8.

Beautiful Bananas by Elizabeth Laird (Mar. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1561456918). A girl has surprising encounters on her journey through the African jungle. Ages 4 to 8.

Prairie Chicken Little by Jackie Mims Hopkins, illus. by Henry Cole (Mar. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1561456949) sets the story of Chicken Little in the Southwest. Ages 4 to 8.

Are the Dinosaurs Dead, Dad? by Julie Middleton, illus. by Russell Ayto (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1561456901) introduces various dinosaurs. Ages 4 to 8.

Tiger in My Soup by Kashmira Sheth, illus. by Jeffrey Ebbeler (Apr. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1561456963). A boy tries hard to get his older sister to read to him. Ages 4 to 8.

The Garden of My Imaan by Farhana Zia (Apr. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1561456987). A Muslim girl struggles to fit in at her middle school. Ages 8 to 12.


About Habitats presents Wetlands by Cathryn Sill, illus. by John Sill (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1561456895), ages 3 to 7. About adds About Birds, Updated Edition by Cathryn Sill, illus. by John Sill (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1561456888; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1561456994), ages 3 to 7. A Place for… releases A Place for Turtles by Melissa Stewart, illus. by Higgins Bond (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1561456932), ages 6 to 10. Claude debuts with Claude in the City by Alex T. Smith (Apr. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1561456970), ages 7 to 9. And Fred Bowen Sports Stories continues with Perfect Game by Fred Bowen (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1561457014; paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1561456253), ages 8 to 12.


Bring on the Birds by Susan Stockdale (Mar. 1, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1561456925) focuses on distinctive birds and their unique qualities. Ages 1 to 3.

At the Beach by Elizabeth Spurr, illus. by Manelle Oliphant (Apr. 1, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1561455836) describes a boy’s day at the beach. Ages 1 to 3.


Betty Bunny Didn’t Do It by Michael Kaplan, illus. by Stephane Jorisch (Feb. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803738584). When Betty Bunny breaks a lamp, she blames it on the Tooth Fairy. Ages 3 to 5.

Let’s Go, Hugo! by Angela Dominguez (Mar. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803738645). A little bird finds the courage to fly with the help friends. Ages 3 to 5.

Wilfred by Ryan Higgins (Mar. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803737327). A brave boy befriends a lonely giant. Ages 3 to 5.

Peanut and Fifi Have a Ball by Randall de Sève, illus. by Paul Schmid (Apr. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803735781). Peanut’s sister entices her to share her new ball. Ages 3 to 5.

Glasswings by Elisa Kleven (May 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803737426). Claire, a migrating glasswing butterfly, makes new friends after being separated from her family. Ages 3 to 5.

Bella’s Rules by Elissa Haden Guest, illus. by Abigail Halpin (May 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803733930). Bella knows her family’s rules, but much prefers her own. Ages 3 to 5.

Pest in Show by Victoria Jamieson (May 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803737013). When Ladybug puts on a performance, her brother Fly devises his own act to interrupt hers. Ages 3 to 5.

No Fits, Nilson! by Zachariah OHora (June 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803738522). Amelia helps Nilson to calm down—but sometimes needs to be calmed down, too. Ages 3 to 5.

Joone by Emily Kate Moon (June 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803737440) is the story of a girl who lives in a yurt with her grandfather and her pet turtle. Ages 3 to 5.

Every Cowgirl Goes to School by Rebecca Janni, illus. by Lynne Avril (June 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803739376). The first day of school doesn’t go as a cowgirl had planned. Ages 3 to 5.

This Monster Cannot Wait! by Bethany Barton (Apr. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803737792) is a follow-up to This Monster Needs a Haircut. Ages 3 to 5.

Colors for Zena by Monica Wellington (July 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803737433). Zena’s world lacks color, so she and her friends mix colors and create a painting. Ages 3 to 5.

Caterina and the Perfect Party by Erin Eitter Kono (July 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803739024). Will Caterina’s party be ruined when a storm rolls in? Ages 3 to 5.

The Deep Deep Puddle by Mary Jessie Parker, illus. by Deborah Zemke (Apr. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803737655). The city sinks out of sight when a puddle grows. Ages 3 to 6.

The Case of the Missing Donut by Alison McGhee, illus. by Isabel Roxas (July 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803739253). A young sheriff and his dog must protect a dozen donuts. Ages 3 to 6.

Robomop by Sean Taylor, illus. by Edel Rodriguez (Feb. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803734111) uses gentle comedy in the story of a janitorial robot who wishes he could see the sun and sky. Ages 5 to 8.

How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans by David LaRochelle, illus. by Mark Fearing (Apr. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803737662). A girl who hates green beans is forced to take action to prevent villainous green veggies from taking over the town. Ages 5 to 8.

The Eagles Are Back by Jean Craighead George, illus. by Wendell Minor (Mar. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803737716). A boy helps in the hatching of an eaglet. Ages 6 to 8.

Follow Follow by Marilyn Singer, illus. by Josée Masse (Feb. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803737693) compiles poems that can be read from top to bottom, and from bottom to top. Ages 6-up.

Throwing Strikes by R.A. Dickey and Sue Corbett, illus. by Wayne Coffey (Mar. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803740372) adapts pitcher Dickey’s Wherever I Wind Up for young readers. Ages 8 to 12.

Obi: Gerbil on a School Trip by Michael Delaney (June 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803738546). After Obi the gerbil sneaks into Rachel’s backpack, she gets trapped in the school overnight. Ages 8 to 12.

The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail by Richard Peck (July 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803738386). A mouse living in Buckingham Palace embarks on a journey of self-discovery. Ages 8 to 12.

Bot Wars by J.V. Kade (Mar. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803738607). After Trout’s father disappears while fighting in a war caused by a robots’ revolt, they are declared terrorists. Ages 10-up.

The Hidden Summer by Gin Phillips (June 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803738362). When their parents forbid two friends from seeing each other, they hide out on an abandoned golf course. Ages 10-up.

Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking by Erin Dionne (July 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803738713). Moxie learns that her grandfather was involved in an unsolved art heist. Ages 10-up.

After Iris by Natasha Farrant (July 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803739826). After Blue’s twin sister dies, a male au pair and a troublemaking neighbor make life more chaotic. Ages 10-up.

The Art of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar (Mar. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803738270). What wishes will a teen make when she encounters a mind-reading genie? Ages 12-up.

The Symptoms of My Insanity by Mindy Raf (Apr. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803732414) centers on a quirky teenage girl growing up in the Midwest. Ages 12-up.

Obsidian Mirror by Catherine Fisher (Apr. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803739697) is a novel about a mirror that can send one to the past—permanently. Ages 12-up.

No Easy Way Out by Dayna Lorentz (July 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803738744). After a riot in a mall, a senator and a group of teens are trapped inside. Ages 12-up.

OCD, The Dude, and Me by Lauren Roedy Vaughn (Mar. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803738430). When Danielle meets Daniel, another social misfit, her resolve to keep everyone at a distance crumbles. Ages 14-up.


Ladybug Girl returns in Ladybug Girl Plays (Apr. 4, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0803738928) and Ladybug Girl and Her Mama (Apr. 4, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0803738911) by Jacky Davis, illus. by David Soman, ages 2 to 4. The Loopy Coop Hens star in Letting Go by Janet Morgan Stoeke (Feb. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803737686), ages 3 to 5. Jacob Wonderbar is back in Jacob Wonderbar and the Interstellar Time Warp by Nathan Bransford, illus. by C.S. Jennings (Feb. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803737037), ages 9 to 11. And The Books of Elsewhere continues with The Strangers by Jacqueline West, illus. by Poly Bernatene (July 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803736900), ages 10-up.


The Life of Ty: Penguin Problems by Lauren Myracle, illus. by Jed Henry (May 2, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0525422648) introduces a seven-year-old dreamer with big ideas. Ages 6 to 9.

B.U.G. (Big Ugly Guy) by Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple (Mar. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0525422389). When bullies beat up his friend, Sammy builds a golem, a mythical protector from Jewish folklore. Ages 9 to 11.

The Different Girl by Gordon Dahlquist (Feb. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0525425977). A newcomer rattles the lives of four nearly identical girls who spend their days in sync on a desert island. Ages 12-up.

Ship Out of Luck by Neal Shusterman (June 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0525422266). On a cruise, Antsy finds himself in league with a stowaway intent on smuggling illegal immigrants on board. Ages 12-up.

Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins (May 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0525425632). Two American teens at school in Paris realize that happily-ever-afters don’t always happen. Ages 14-up.

The 39 Deaths of Adam Strand by Gregory Galloway (Feb. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0525425656). A bored teenager who kills himself repeatedly can’t stay dead. Ages 14-up.

17 & Gone by Nova Ren Suma (Mar. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0525423409). Lauren begins to have visions of teenage girls who have disappeared without a trace. Ages 14-up.


Theodore Boone returns in The Activist by John Grisham (May 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0525425779), ages 8 to 12.


Toot! by Kirsten Hall, illus. by Charlie Alder (May 16, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0448465876). A little train wishes he were as big and fast as the other trains. Ages 3 to 5.

Night-Night, Forest Friends by Annie Bach (May 16, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0843172782). As the sun sets, forest animals get ready for bed. Ages 3 to 5.


Little Letters issues Me with You by Kristy Dempsey, illus. by Christopher Denise (Mar. 21, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448463902); and If Kisses Were Colors by Janet Lawler, illus. by Alison Jay (Mar. 21, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448463896), ages 3 to 5. Zoobles! releases A Very Special Mama’s Day by Rebecca McCarthy (Mar. 21, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448463162), ages 3 to 5. Strawberry Shortcake is back in A Berry Bitty Ballet (Feb. 7, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448462790) and Fun in the Sun (July 11, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448464749) by Amy Ackelsberg, ages 3 to 5. Sticker Stories adds Llama Llama Birthday Party! by Anna Dewdney (Mar. 21, novelty book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448458809), ages 3 to 5. And Small Potatoes by Josh Selig, illus. by Cassandra Gibbons, introduces Meet the Band (Apr. 18, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0448462776), Stuck on Potatoes! (Apr. 18, novelty book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448462783), The Small Potatoes Rock Spudstock (Apr. 18, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448462769), and The Small Potatoes Go Camping (July 25, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448463667), ages 3 to 5.

Joining Dinosaur Train are Buddy’s Favorite Trips (May 2, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448464695) and Wild Weather Tales (May 2, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448464688), ages 3 to 5. Max & Ruby return in Max Goes Fishing (May 16, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448464824), ages 3 to 5. Ladybug Girl stars in Play All Day with Ladybug Girl by David Soman, illus. by Jacky Davis (June 27, novelty book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448466866), ages 3 to 5. Angelina Ballerina is back in Fun at the Fair (June 27, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448464732, ages 3 to 5; and Angelina and the Tummy Butterflies by Katharine Holabird, illus. by Helen Craig (Mar. 21, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448462813), ages 4 to 6. Magic Kitten offers Starry Sticker and Activity Book (May 2, novelty book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448465814) and Purrfect Sticker and Activity Book (May 16, novelty book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448466859), ages 5 to 8. Magic Ponies presents A Twinkle of Hooves (May 2, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448462073) and Show-Jumping Dreams (May 2, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448462080) by Sue Bentley, illus. by Angela Swan, ages 6 to 8. And The Doodles of Sam Dibble continues with Robots Don’t Clean Toilets by J. Press, illus. by Michael Kline (July 11, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448461090), ages 6 to 8.

George Brown, Class Clown reappears in Dance Your Pants Off! (Feb. 7, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448456799) and Three Burps and You’re Out (June 13, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448461113) by Nancy Krulik, illus. by Aaron Blecha, ages 7 to 9. Super Special: All’s Fair by Nancy Krulik (Mar. 21, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448456829) joins Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo, ages 7 to 9. Magic Bone by Nancy Krulik, illus. by Sebastien Braun, debuts with Be Careful What You Sniff For (May 16, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448463995) and Catch That Wave (May 16, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448464442), ages 7 to 9. And launching Agatha Mistery by Steve Stevenson, illus. by Stefano Turconi, are The Curse of the Pharaoh (Feb. 7, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0448462172), The Pearl of Bengal (Feb. 7, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0448462196), and The King of Scotland’s Sword by Steve Stevenson, illus. by Stefano Turconi (July 11, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0448462202), ages 7 to 10.

Forever Four gains Staying in Tune by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel, illus. by Cathi Mingus (Feb. 7, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0448463292; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448455518), ages 8 to 12. The Treasure Chest by Ann Hood, illus. by Denis Zilber, offers Crazy Horse: Brave Warrior (Mar. 7, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0448457383; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448457284) and Queen Liliuokalani: Royal Prisoner (June 27, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0448457390; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448457291), ages 8 to 12. Joining Almost Identical by Lin Oliver is Double-Crossed (Mar. 21, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0448461618; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448451930), ages 8 to 12. And What Was continues with What Was the Battle of Gettysburg? by Jim O’Connor, illus. by John Mantha and James Bennett (Feb. 7, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0448465753; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0448462868); What Was the March on Washington? by Kathleen Krull, illus. by Tim Tomkinson (Feb. 7, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0448465784; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0448462875), What Was the Gold Rush? by Joan Holub, illus. by Tomkinson (Feb. 7, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0448465777; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0448462899); What Was the Boston Tea Party? by Krull, illus. by Lauren Mortimer and Bennett (Feb. 7, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0448465760; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0448462882); and What Was Pearl Harbor? by Patricia Brennan, illus. by Mantha and Tomkinson (June 27, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0448465807; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0448464626), ages 8 to 12.

Archie Comics welcomes Kevin by Paul Kupperberg (Apr. 18, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-448458526), ages 8 to 12. Gustav Gloom returns in Gustav Gloom and the Nightmare Vault by Adam-Troy Castro, illus. by Kristen Margiotta (Apr. 18, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0448458342), ages 8 to 12. Who Is greets Who Is Bill Gates? by Patricia Brennan, illus. by Ted Hammond and Nancy Harrison (Mar. 21, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0448465852; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448463322); and Who Is Bob Dylan? by Jim O’Connor, illus. by Harrison (June 27, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0448465890; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448464619), ages 8 to 12. Who Was introduces Who Was Sally Ride? by Megan Stine (May 16, hardcover, $14.99 ISBN 978-044846680; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448466873); and Who Was Christopher Columbus? by Bonnie Bader, illus. by Nancy Harrison (June 27, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0448465883; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448463339), ages 8 to 12. The Ship of Lost Souls presents The Captain’s Revenge by Rachelle Delaney, illus. by Gerald Guerlais (May 30, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0448457833), ages 8 to 12. And Skylanders Giants issues Master Eon’s Official Guide (June 27, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0448467085), ages 8 to 12.


Dream Friends by You Byun (Feb. 21, hardcover,$16.99, ISBN 978-0399257391). A lonely girl makes a friend in her dreams, and in real life. Ages 3 to 5.

Everyone Sleeps by Marcellus Hall (May 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399257933). After a family goes to bed, their dog wanders outdoors to find all creatures fast asleep. Ages 3 to 5.

Twenty-six Pirates by Dave Horowitz (June 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399257773) is a counting tale starring pirates. Ages 3 to 5.

Spike and Ike Take a Hike by S.D. Schindler (Apr. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399244957). When two critters take a walk, they meet many other interesting creatures along the way. Ages 3 to 5.

Miss Maple’s Seeds by Eliza Wheeler (Apr. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399257926). Gentle Miss Maple gathers losts seeds every summer, then sends them off into the wide world come spring. Ages 3 to 5.

Ol’ Mama Squirrel by David Ezra Stein (Mar. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399256721) shows how fierce a mother’s love can be. Ages 3 to 5.

The Wells Bequest by Polly Shulman (June 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399256462). Two teens harness the power of H.G. Wells’ time machine in this companion to The Grimm Legacy. Ages 10-up.

Rogue by Lyn Miller-Lachmann (May 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399162251). When a lonely girl with undiagnosed Asperger’s syndrome finally makes a friend, she faces new challenges. Ages 10 and up.


My Very First Book of Shapes/Mi primer libro de figuras (Mar. 7, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0399161421) and My Very First Book of Numbers/Mi primer libro de numeros (Mar. 7, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0399161414) by Eric Carle are bilingual books with split pages so that children can make the correct matches. Ages 1 to 3.

Ollie and Claire by Tiffany Strelitz Haber, illus. by Matthew Cordell (Apr. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399256035). Ollie and Claire do everything together, but when Claire longs to break free of their routine and travel the world, she worries Ollie won’t join her. Ages 3 to 7.

Max and the Tag-Along Moon by Floyd Cooper (June 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399233425). Will the moon at his grandfather’s house follow Max home? Ages 3 to 7.

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, illus. by Oliver Jeffers (July 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399255373). When a boy opens his box of crayons, he finds letters saying that they’ve had enough. Ages 3 to 7.

Henry’s Map by David Elliot (June 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399160721). A pig realizes that the farm is a mess and draws a map showing animals where they belong. Ages 4 to 8.

Olive’s Perfect World by Jennifer Plecas (July 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399252877). When Emily finds a new friend, Olive comes to appreciate the real meaning of friendship. Ages 4 to 8.

A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff (Feb. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399255175). Told from multiple viewpoints, this novel is set in a magical world where everyone has a Talent. Ages 8 to 12.

Invisibility by Andrea Cremer and David Levithan (May 7, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0399257605) tells of a romance between an invisible boy and the one girl who can see him. Ages 12-up.

How (Not) to Find a Boyfriend by Allyson Valentine (June 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399257711). A friendless overachiever who becomes a cheerleader faces a dilemma when she becomes smitten with a smart boy. Ages 12-up.

Proxy by Alex London (June 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399257766). Knox and Syd, his Proxy who takes all his punishments, realize they must save each other and flee. Ages 12-up.

Ashes on the Waves by Mary Lindsey (June 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399159398). Cursed Liam’s fate changes when meets an heiress, but Otherworlders have other plans. Ages 12-up.

The Theory of Everything by Kari Luna (July 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399256264). Guided by a shaman panda, Sophie begins a quest to figure out herself and her relationship with her dad, who has disappeared. Ages 12-up.

Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys (Feb. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399256929). In 1950 New Orleans, a teen is caught between her college dreams and an underworld. Ages 14-up.


Otis returns in Otis and the Puppy by Loren Long (Mar. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399254697), ages 3 to 7. The Hueys star in It Wasn’t Me by Oliver Jeffers (May 2, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-0399257681), ages 3 to 7. Clueless McGee is back in Clueless McGee and The Inflatable Pants by Jeff Mack (June 13, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0399257506), ages 8 to 11. Charlie Collier, Snoop for Hire adds The Camp Phoenix Caper by John Madormo (Feb. 21, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0399255441), ages 9-up. The Outlaws of Sherwood Street reappear in Giving to the Poor by Peter Abrahams (May 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399255038), ages 10-up. And Belladonna joins The Secrets of the Eternal Rose by Fiona Paul (July 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399257261), ages 14-up.



Penguin Young Readers adds Tiny the Birthday Dog by Cari Meister, illus. by Rich Davis (May 16, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448464787), ages 3 to 5; On a Farm by Alexa Andrews, illus. by Candice Keimig (Mar. 21, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0448465050; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448463766); Play with Blue by Bonnie Bader, illus. by Michael Robertson (Mar. 21, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0448465067; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448462547); Ice Cream Soup by Ann Ingalls (May 16, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448462653); A New Friend by Wiley Blevins (May 16, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448461809); At the Beach by Alexa Andrews, illus. by Candice Keimig (May 16, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448464718); and Small Potatoes: Ride the Potato Train by Josh Selig, illus. by Cassandra Gibbons (July 25, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448463650), ages 5 to 6.

Also, Guppy Up! by Jonathan Fenske (Feb. 7, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0448463315; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448496467); The Loopy Coop Hens by Janet Morgan Stoeke (Feb. 7, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448462721); A Brand-New Look by Lana Jacobs (Mar. 7, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448462806); Nellie Sue, Happy Camper by Rebecca Janni, illus. by Lynne Avril (Apr. 18, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448463872); Puppy Parade by Jill Abramson and Jane O’Connor, illus. by Deborah Melmon (May 16, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448456768); Show-and-Tell (July 11, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448464756), ages 6 to 7.

Also, Young Cam Jansen and the Magic Bird Mystery by David A. Adler, illus. by Susanna Natti (May 16, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448466132); Pearl and Wagner: Three Secrets by Kate McMullan, illus. by R.W. Alley (May 16, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448464725); Agapanthus Hum and the Eyeglasses by Joy Cowley, illus. by Jennifer Plecas (May 16, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448464770); Young Cam Jansen and the Circus Mystery by David A. Adler, illus. by Susanna Natti (May 16, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448466149); and Untitled Skylanders (June 27, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448464916), ages 7 to 8; and L. Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, adapted by Deborah Hautzig, illus. by Robin Robinson (Feb. 7, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0448465081; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448455884), ages 8 to 9.



Poptropica adds Lunar Colony by Patrick Kinney (Apr. 4, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0448463544) and Cryptids Island by Max Brallier (Apr. 4, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0448463537), ages 8 to 12.


The Apple and the Butterfly by Iela Mari and Enzo Mari (Mar. 21, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0843172300) is a wordless book revealing the cycle of nature. Ages 3 to 5.


What Am I? offers Owl & Friends (June 27, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0843172751) and Frog & Friends (June 27, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0843172775) by Joyce Wan, ages 3 to 5. Adventure Time introduces Tales from the Land of Ooo by Max Brallier, illus. by Stephen Reed (Mar. 21, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0843172706); Which Way, Dude? by Reed (June 27, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0843173277); Destination: Ooo (June 27, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0843173284); Big Dude-L Book (June 27, novelty book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0843174656); and Get on the Mic (June 27, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0843173024), ages 8 to 12. And new Mad Libs titles are Mad Libs: Mad About Mad Libs (Mar. 21, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0843176049), Skylanders Universe Mad Libs (June 27, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0843173222), and Adventure Time: Fionna and Cake Mad Libs (June 27, novelty book, $3.99, ISBN 978-0843175288), ages 8 to 12; and BYO Mad Libs by Jay Perrone (May 16, novelty book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0843172942) and We’re Here, We’re Queer, We’re Mad Libs by Karl Marks, illus. by Melinda Beck (May 16, novelty book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0843172966), ages 12-up.


Pocket Poems by Bobbi Katz, illus. by Marylin Hafner (Mar. 7, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0147508591) compiles short poems by Katz, Eve Merriam, Karla Kuskin, and others. Ages 5 to 8.


An Accidental Adventure adds We Sled With Dragons by C. Alexander London (July 11, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0142426944), ages 8 to 12. Stranded by Jeff Probst and Christopher Tebbetts debuts with Stranded (Feb. 7, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0142424247) and Trial by Fire (June 13, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0142424254), ages 8-up. Puffin Classics issues David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, intro. by Christopher Paolini (May 2, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0141343822); Aesop’s Fables, intro. by Marcus Sedgwick (May 2, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0141345246); and Myths of the Norsemen by Roger Lancelyn Green, intro. by Michelle Paver (May 2, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0141345253), ages 10-up. And The Outlaws of Sherwood Street presents Stealing from the Rich by Peter Abrahams (May 16, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0142424384), ages 10-up.


My Lucky Birthday by Keiko Kasza (May 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399257636). Piglet shows Alligator Al how to celebrate his birthday. Ages 3 to 5.

Knit Your Bit by Deborah Hopkinson, illus. by Steven Guarnaccia (Feb. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399252419). During WWI, girls challenge boys to a knitting competition to knit clothing for the overseas troops. Ages 5 to 8.

Why You Shouldn’t Eat Your Boogers by Francesca Gould, illus. by JP Coovert (Mar. 21, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0399257902) is an abridged version of the adult book about the human body. Ages 8 to 12.

The Apprentices by Maile Meloy, illus. by Ian Schoenherr (June 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399162459) is a sequel to The Apothecary. Ages 10-up.

Code by Kathy Reichs and Brendan Reichs (Mar. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1595144126) is the third of the Virals Novels. Ages 10-up.

Orleans by Sherri L. Smith (Mar. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399252945). Years after a string of hurricanes and a deadly fever devastates the Gulf Coast, a new society emerges. Ages 12-up.

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (May 7, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0399162411). In this series launch, a girl struggles to survive an alien invasion that’s wiping out mankind. Ages 12-up.

Golden Boy by Tara Sullivan (June 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399161124). Expelled from his Tanzanian village, an albino boy must find a way to accept himself. Ages 12-up.

The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson (Feb. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399256615) is the second installment in Shades of London. Ages 12-up.

The Feros by Wesley King (June 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399256554) is a sequel to The Vindico. Ages 12-up.

White Lines by Jennifer Banash (Apr. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399257889) is a coming-of-age tale set in New York City in the 1980s. Ages 14-up.


Princess Posey stars in Princess Posy and the Tiny Treasure (Feb. 21, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0399257117; Puffin paperback, $4.99, ISBN 978-0142424155); and Princess Posey and the New First Grader (June 27, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0399257124; Puffin paperback, $4.99, ISBN 978-0142427637) by Stephanie Greene, illus. by Stephanie Sisson, ages 5 to 8. The Gingerbread Man returns in The Gingerbread Man Loose on the Fire Truck by Laura Murray, illus. by Mike Lowery (July 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399257797), ages 5 to 8. P.K. Pinkerton and the Petrified Man by Caroline Lawrence (Apr. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399256349) joins Western Mysteries, ages 8 to 12. Chronicles of Egg continues with New Lands by Geoff Rodkey (May 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399257865), ages 10-up. The Cahill Witch Chronicles gains Star Cursed by Jessica Spotswood (June 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399257469), ages 12-up. And Phoenix by Elizabeth Richards (June 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399159442) is a new Black City Novel, ages 14-up.


Emma Emmets, Playground Matchmaker by Julia DeVillers (June 27, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1595146618). Emma plays matchmaker at her school. Ages 7 to 12.

Ultra Violets by Sophie Bell (Mar. 5, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1595146038). A genetics experiment gone awry turns four best friends into supergirls in this series launch. Ages 8-up.

Prince Puggly of Spud and the Kingdom of Spiff by Robert Paul Weston (Feb. 7, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1595145673). A prince from an unfashionable kingdom teaches the residents of a chic kingdom a lesson in style. Ages 9 to 12.

Sylo by D.J. MacHale (July 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1595146656). In this series launch, a Maine island is invaded by a secret branch of the military that insists the islanders have a deadly virus. Ages 10-up.

The Ruining by Anna Collomore (Feb. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1595144706). After taking a job as a nanny for a demanding family, Annie loses her grip on reality. Ages 12-up.

Nameless by Lili St. Crow (Apr. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1595143570). This retelling of “Snow White” centers on a teen who must uncover the secrets of her past. Ages 12-up.

Our Song by Jordanna Fraiberg (May 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1595142689). After surviving a serious car accident, a girl falls for a boy in a support group. Ages 12-up.

Five Summers by Una LaMarche (May 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1595146724). Friends relive summer memories at a reunion that could make or break their friendship. Ages 12-up.

Firecracker by David Iserson (May 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1595143709). A rich misfit attends public school for the first time and learns a harsh lesson in humility. Ages 12-up.

Earthbound by Aprilynne Pike (July 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1595146502). Tavia, the sole survivor of a plane crash, learns that she has the ability to stop an evil society. Ages 12-up.

How to Lead a Life of Crime by Kirsten Miller (Feb. 21, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1595145185). At Mandel Academy, only the strongest survive. Ages 14-up.


Shark Wars adds The Last Emprex by EJ Altbacker (July 2, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1595145444), ages 12-up. The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead (Feb. 12, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1595143198) is a new Bloodlines Novel, ages 12-up. Dark Eyes Novels issues Tiger by William Richter (Mar. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1595144584), ages 12-up. Joining Immortal City Novels is Natural Born Angel by Scott Speer (Apr. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1595145130), ages 12-up. Variants Novels welcome Impostor by Susanne Winnacker (May 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1595146540), ages 12-up. And This Side of Jealousy by Lili Peloquin (June 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1595145666) is a new Innocents Novel, ages 12-up.


The Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Robin Palmer (June 27, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0142412503). A teenage girl deals with the ups and downs of having a famous actress for a mother. Ages 12-up.

On the Count of Three by Maureen Johnson (Apr. 18, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0147508546). What do you do when your two best friends start dating each other? Ages 14-up.


Not Your Typical Dragon by Dan Bar-el, illus. by Tim Bowers (Feb. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670014026). A dragon who breathes whipped cream rather than fire saves the day. Ages 3 to 5.

Monkey Ono by J.C. Phillipps (Mar. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670785056). A stuffed monkey does everything possible to join the children who own him at the beach. Ages 3 to 5.

Tea Rex by Molly Idle (Apr. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670014309). Cordelia hosts a T-Rex at a tea party. Ages 3 to 5.

Octopus Alone by Divya Srinivasan (May 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670785155). When Octopus wants to be alone, she swims far from her colorful reef home. Ages 3 to 5.

Don’t Eat the Baby by Amy Young (May 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670785131). Nathaniel adjusts to life with a new baby brother. Ages 3 to 5.

Truck Stop by Anne Rockwell, illus. by Melissa Iwai (May 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670062614). A boy helps his parents serve truckers breakfast at a highway diner. Ages 3 to 5.

Hooray Parade by Barbara Joosse, illus. by Hyewon Yum (June 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670013340). When Gramma comes to visit, she brings a parade of animals. Ages 3 to 5.

The Story of Fish and Snail by Deborah Freedman (June 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670784899). Adventurous Fish and homebody Snail get into an argument. Ages 3 to 5.

My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood by Tameka Fryer Brown, illus. by Shane Evans (Mar. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670012855). What will it take to improve Jamie’s mood after his brothers ridicule his art? Ages 4-up.

Serendipity and Me by Judith Roth (Feb. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670014408). When a kitten darts through the front door, Sara must convince her dad to break his no-cats rule. Ages 10-up.

Saturday Boy by David Fleming (June 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670785513). Letters from his father in Afghanistan stop coming when Derek most needs his advice. Ages 10-up.

The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door by Karen Finneyfrock (Feb. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670012756). Will seeking revenge on a classmate threaten Celia’s friendship with a new student? Ages 12-up.

Crap Kingdom by DC Pierson (Mar. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0670014323). Tom’s dream of being spirited away to a magical world comes true—with disappointing results. Ages 12-up.

All I Need by Susane Colasanti (May 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0670014231). A teenage couple must keep their summer love alive once summer is over. Ages 12-up.

The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen (June 4, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0670785605). The summer before college, a new suitor helps Emaline see the different possibilities open to her. Ages 12-up.

Tarnish by Katherine Longshore (June 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0670014002). Anne Boleyn must choose between Henry VIII and the poet Thomas Wyatt, her true love. Ages 12-up.

45 Pounds (More or Less) by Kelly Barson (July 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670784820). A girl who has always struggled with her weight decides to lose 45 pounds. Ages 12-up.


Froggy stars in Froggy’s Worst Playdate by Jonathan London, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz (Feb. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670014279), ages 3 to 5. Rat and Roach return in Rat & Roach Rock On! by David Covell (Feb. 21, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0670014101), ages 3 to 6. Penguin Young Readers offers Young Cam Jansen and the Goldfish Mystery by David A. Adler (May 16, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0670012596), ages 5 to 7. Horrible Harry is back in Horrible Harry and the Stolen Cookie by Suzy Kline, illus. by Amy Wummer (Apr. 4, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0670014255), ages 6 to 8. EllRay Jakes reappears in EllRay Jakes the Dragon Slayer by Sally Warner, illus. by Brian Biggs (May 16, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0670784974), ages 6 to 8. The Seelie Wars continues with The Hostage Prince by Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple (June 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670014347), ages 8 to 12. Benjamin Franklin by Kathleen Krull, illus. by Boris Kulikov (June 13, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0670012879) joins Giants of Science, ages 10-up. And Wereworld releases Storm of Sharks by Curtis Jobling (May 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670785582), ages 10-up.



Eric Hill’s Spot returns in Spot Counts to 10 (Feb. 7, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0723270201) and Spot’s Opposites (Feb. 7, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0723270461), ages 3 to 5.


Hank Finds an Egg by Rebecca Dudley (May 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1441311580) is a wordless picture book centering on a kind boy. Ages 4 to 8.


I Am Blop! by Hervé Tullet (Mar. 5, board book, $19.95, ISBN 978-0714865331). This interactive book introduces shapes. Ages 3-up.

Fog Island by Tomi Ungerer (Apr. 16, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0714865355) is a tale of mystery and overcoming fear of the unknown. Ages 4 to 8.


Tullet Game Series releases The Game of Shadows (Mar. 5, board book, $12.95, ISBN 978-0714865324), The Countryside Game (Mar. 5, board book, $12.95, ISBN 978-0714860749), and The Finger Circus Game (Mar. 5, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-0714865317) by Hervé Tullet, ages 3-up.


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New York in Pajamarama by Michael Leblond, illus. by Frederique Bertrand (Apr. 1, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-1907912238). This interactive bedtime story featuring a sheet of acetate reveals New York at night. Ages 4 to 7.

Happiness Is a Watermelon on Your Head by Daniel Hahn, illus. by Stella Dreis (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1907912054). The neighbors of cheerful Miss Jolly discover the secret of happiness. Ages 5 to 7.

Mr Leon’s Paris by Barroux (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1907912085). A taxi driver shuttles passengers from the North Pole to the Eiffel Tower to the Congo. Ages 5 to 7.

Lyra and the Adventure of the Flying Fish by Peter Emina, illus. by Alice Ridley (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1907912016). What happens when flying fish swim off with Lyra’s rabbit? Ages 5 to 9.

Little Red Hood by Marjolaine Leray, trans. by Sarah Ardizzone (May 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1907912009) retells this classic tale with a twist. Ages 5-up.


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Best Beach Games by Barry Coleman (May 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1561645909) outlines games to play at the beach. Ages 6-up.


Charley Harper’s What’s in the Woods? by Zoe Burke, illus. by Charley Harper (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0764964534) portrays birds, animals, trees, and plants in a woodsy park. Ages 2-up.

Here on Earth: An Animal Alphabet by Marcia Perry (Apr. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-0764964527) is an ABC book featuring animals and insects. Ages 2-up.


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Uncle John’s Bathroom Readers for Kids Only adds Uncle John’s iFlush Swimming in Science Bathroom Reader for Kids Only! (June 11, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1607107835), ages 7 to 11; Uncle John’s InfoMania Bathroom Reader for Kids Only! (Mar. 12, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1607105619); and Uncle John’s Smell-O-Scopic Bathroom Reader for Kids Only! (Apr. 9, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1607107804), ages 8 to 12.


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Flying Henry by Rachel Hulin (Mar. 5, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1576876268). A baby who develops a magical ability to fly tests the limits of his new skill. Ages 2 to 5.


Where Is the Frog?: A Children’s Book Inspired by Claude Monet by G. Raldine Elschner and Stéphane Girel (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-3791371399). A frog decides to find a way to get into Monet’s water lily paintings. Ages 4-up.

Funny Birds by Philippe Ug (Apr. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-3791371474) is a pop-up book portraying 14 birds. Ages 6-up.

Art Detective: Spot the Difference! by Doris Kutschbach (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-3791371047). Readers look for differences between famous artworks and “forgeries.” Ages 6-up.


Prestel’s 13 Series offers 13 Art Techniques Children Should Know by Angela Wenzel (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-3791371368), ages 8-up.


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The Girl Guide: Finding Your Place in a Mixed-Up World by Christine Fonseca (Apr. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1618210272) uses an interactive journal approach to help girls build self-esteem. Ages 11 to 14.


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Army of God: Joseph Kony’s War in Central Africa by David Axe and Tim Hamilton (Apr. 2, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1610392990) depicts the rise of the guerilla leader. Ages 10-up.


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Earth Girl by Janet Edwards (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1616147655). This science fiction novel centers on a teen whose immune system prevents her from surviving on other planets. Ages 12-up.

Never by K.D. McEntire (May 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1616147716) concludes the Lightbringer trilogy. Ages 12-up.


Toxic City adds Reaper’s Legacy by Tim Lebbon (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1616147679), ages 12-up.



Learn to Draw adds Learn to Draw Disney’s Enchanted Princesses Drawing Book & Kit by Disney Storybook Artists (Mar. 1, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1600583322), Learn to Draw The Best of Nickelodeon (June 15, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1600583438), and Learn to Draw Pirates, Vikings, and Seafarers by Bob Berry (June 15, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1600583421), ages 6-up.


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Who’s on First? by Bud Abbott and by Lou Costello (Feb. 19, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1594745904) is a picture book rendition of this classic comedy routine. Ages 6 to 9.

Noodlemania! by Melissa Barlow (May 14, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1594746178) compiles 50 pasta recipes. Ages 6 to 9.


Tales from Lovecraft Middle School continues with Teacher’s Pest by Charles Gilman (May 7, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1594746147), ages 10-up.


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Something Fishy by Barry Louis Polisar, illus. by David Clark (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0938663539) collects poems about sea creatures. Ages 7 to 9.


Giddy-Up, Daddy! by Troy Cummings (Apr. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0307978561). A father who excels at playing horsey gets kidnapped by rustlers. Ages 3 to 5.

When Mermaids Sleep by Ann Bonwill (May 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375870613). This bedtime tale transports readers to where mermaids, pirates, fairies, and giants slumber. Ages 3 to 5.

Taffy Saltwater’s Yummy Summer Day by Michael Paraskevas (Apr. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0307978929) centers on a girl determined to make the perfect sand castle. Ages 3 to 6.

Bad Astrid by Eileen Brennan, illus. by Regan Dunnick (May 28, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0375855801). What happens when a girl who’s a bully moves into the neighborhood? Ages 3 to 6.

Dog-Gone School by Amy Schmidt, illus. by Ron Schmidt (July 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375869747). This photographic book of school poems is a companion to Loose Leashes. Ages 3 to 6.

Wedgieman to the Rescue by Charise Mericle Harper, illus. by Bob Shea (Feb. 12, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0307930729), is a sequel to Wedgieman: A Hero Is Born. Ages 5 to 8.

Twinky the Dinky Dog by Kate Klimo (May 28, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0307976673). What can a little dog do to prove that size doesn’t matter? Ages 5 to 8.

Icky Ricky: Toilet Paper Mummy (May 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0307931672) and The End of the World (May 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0307931696) by Michael Rex launch a series about the misadventures of a boy who likes slime, muck, and dirt. Ages 6 to 9.

Grasshopper Magic by Lynne Jonell, illus. by Brandon Dorman (May 28, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0375870842). Abner’s nervous about giving a speech, so his sister gives him bravery lessons. Ages 6 to 9.

Lawn Mower Magic by Lynne Jonell, illus. by Brandon Dorman (May 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0375866173). What happens when siblings find a rusty mower in the shed after theirs breaks? Ages 6 to 9.

Mermaids in the Backyard by Catherine Hapka, illus. by Patricia Castelao (June 25, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0307976376). Mermaids change Lindy’s feelings about moving to a beach house. Ages 6 to 9.

Twerp by Mark Goldblatt (May 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375971426). A middle schooler struggles with his guilt when assigned to write about his part in a bullying incident. Ages 9 to 12.

Written in Stone by Rosanne Parry (June 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375869716). A Native American girl faces the end of her tribe’s traditional way of life in the 1920s. Ages 9 to 12.

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein (June 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375870897). Kids are locked in a library built by a game maker. Ages 9 to 12.

Dualed by Elsie Chapman (Feb. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0307931542). Citizens must prove their worth by killing their twins, who’ve been raised by other families. Ages 12-up.

Faerie After by Janni Lee Simner (May 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375870699) concludes the Bones of Faerie trilogy. Ages 12-up.

Golden Girl by Sarah Zettel (June 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375869396) is the second book in the American Fairy trilogy. Ages 12-up.

Paradox by A.J. Paquette (June 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375869624). In this post-apocalyptic novel, a girl must survive on an alien planet in order to save the Earth. Ages 12-up.

manicpixiedreamgirl by Tom Leveen (Apr. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375870057). An aspiring writer wavers between his girlfriend and the girl in his dreams. Ages 14-up.

The Lost Sun by Tessa Gratton (June 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0307977465) launches a series set in a Norse mythology-infused alternate world. Ages 14-up.


SpongeBob SquarePants is back in Bikini Bottom Buddies (July 23, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0449817643), ages up to 3; Demolition Derby/Class Confusion (July 23, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0449817568, Haunted Houseboat (July 23, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0449817599), and Rock Stars! (July 23, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0449818923) by Dave Aikins, ages 3 to 7; Surf’s Up, SpongeBob!/Runaway Roadtrip (May 14, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0449818497), ages 5 to 8; and The Mega-Justice Collection (July 23, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0449818275), ages 8 to 12. Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat offers Hello, My Baby by Tish Rabe, illus. by Joe Mathieu and Aristides Ruiz (July 23, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0449814345), ages 1 to 3; and Hooray for Hair! by Rabe, illus. by Tom Brannon (May 28, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0375870484), ages 6 to 8. Joining Sesame Street are Elmo’s Little Library by Sarah Albee, Constance Allen, and Deborah November, illus. by Maggie Swanson and Tom Leigh (July 23, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-0449817407); and Elmo’s Christmas Snowman by Naomi Kleinberg, illus. by Tom Brannon (July 23, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0449812570), ages 1 to 4. And Pocoyo returns in Pocoyo and Friends by Kristen Depken (July 23, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0449813416), ages 1 to 4; and Depken’s Where’s Pocoyo? (July 23, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0449816134), ages 3 to 7.

Bubble Guppies star in Colors Everywhere! (July 23, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0449817827); Here Come the Bubble Guppies! by Mary Tillworth (July 23, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0449817681), ages 1 to 4; and Firefighter Gil! by Tillworth, illus. by Paul Nunn (July 23, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0449817704), ages 3 to 7. Team Umizoomi issues Count with Us! (July 23, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0449818770), ages 1 to 4; and Legend of the Blue Mermaid by Jason Fruchter (July 23, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0449817582), ages 3 to 7. Thomas & Friends presents Busy, Busy Thomas by Rev. W. Awdry, illus. by Tommy Stubbs (July 23, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0449816424), ages 1 to 4; and The Lost Crown of Sodor by Awdry (July 23, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0449815335), ages 4 to 7. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reappear in Ooze Control by Nino Navarra (July 23, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0307982292), Showdown with Shredder by Matthew Gilbert (July 23, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0307982254), and Monkey Business by Patrick Spaziante (July 23, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0449818527), ages 3 to 7. And Dora the Explorer adds Swim, Boots, Swim! (May 14, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0449818503); and My Favorite Explorers by Mary Tillworth (July 23, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0449817636), ages 1 to 4; and Good Night, Dora! by Susan Hall (July 23, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0449817810); Dora Goes to the Doctor/Dora Goes to the Dentist by Robert Roper (July 23, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0449817711); Dora in Wonderland by Tillworth, illus. by Victoria Miller (July 23, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385371193); and Dora’s Chilly Day by Ellen Rosebrough, illus. by Warner Mcgee (July 23, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0449819500), ages 3 to 7.

Step into Reading adds Barbie: I Can Be..Story Collection (July 23, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0449816660), ages 3 to 7; Barbie Fall 2013 DVD Step into Reading by Mary Man-Kong (July 23, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0449816288); Dora the Explorer: Tea Party in Wonderland by Victoria Miller (July 23, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0449818787); Team Umizoomi: Outer-Space Chase by Jason Fruchter (July 23, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0449818909); Thomas & Friends: Treasure on the Tracks (July 23, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0449815359) and Not So Fast, Bash and Dash! (July 23, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0449815397) by Rev. W. Awdry, illus. by Richard Courtney; DC Super Friends: Catch Catwoman! by Billy Wrecks, illus. by Mike DeCarlo and David D. Tanguay (July 23, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0449816165); Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Puppy, Perrito! by David Aikins (July 23, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0449818572); Dig, Scoop, Ka-boom! by Joan Holub, illus. by David Gordon (June 25, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0375869105); Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat: Step This Way by Tish Rabe, illus. by Tom Brannon (July 23, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0449814352); Sesame Street: Elmo and Grover, Come on Over! by Katharine Ross, illus. by Tom Cooke (July 23, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0449810651); SpongeBob SquarePants: Party Time! by Harry Moore (July 23, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0449818756); Pocoyo: Scooter Trouble by Christy Webster (July 23, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0449815410); Bubble Guppies: Big Truck Show! by Mike Jackson (July 23, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0449818961); Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mikey’s Monster by James J. Smith, illus. by Patrick Spaziante (July 23, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0449818268), ages 4 to 6; and Winx Club: Happy Birthday, Bloom!, illus. by Cartobaleno (July 23, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0449817773); and Barbie: Life in the Dream House: Happy Birthday, Chelsea by Meika Hashimoto (July 23, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385371209), ages 5 to 8.

Barbie continues with A Boo-tiful Halloween by Mary Man-Kong, illus. by Kellee Riley (July 23, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0449818602); I Can Be an Actress/I Can Be a Computer Engineer by Susan Marenco (July 23, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0449816196); Pink Boots and Ponytails (July 23, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0449816370) and Barbie Fall 2013 DVD Pictureback by Mary Man-Kong (July 23, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0449816318), ages 3 to 7; and Barbie Fall 2013 DVD Junior Novelization by Molly McGuire Woods (July 23, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0449816356), ages 8 to 12. Winx Club welcomes Best Fairy Friends! by Mary Tillworth (July 23, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0449817766), ages 3 to 7; and Beware the Shadow Phoenix by J.E. Bright (July 23, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0449817759), ages 8 to 12. Beginner Books presents Thomas & Friends: Thomas’ Big Book of Beginner Books by Rev. W. Awdry (July 23, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0449816431), ages 4 to 7. And New Step into Reading Comic Readers are Robot, Go Bot! by Dana M. Rau, illus. by Wook Jin Jung (June 25, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0375870835); and Ollie & Moon: Aloha! by Diane Kredensor (June 25, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0307979506), ages 6 to 8.

Mysteries gains The Wrigley Riddle (Feb. 26, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0307977762) and The San Francisco Splash (May 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0307977793) by David A. Kelly, illus. by Mark Meyers, ages 6 to 9. Junie B., First Grader presents Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School by Barbara Park, illus. by Denise Brunkus (May 14, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0449817834), ages 6 to 9. Little Wings gains Willa Bean to the Rescue! by Cecilia Galante, illus. by Kristi Valiant (July 23, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0449810033), ages 6 to 9. And Magic Tree House releases Magic Tree House Fact Tracker: Horse Heroes (Mar. 26, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0375870262) and Magic Tricks from the Tree House (July 23, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0449817902) by Mary Pope Osborne, illus. by Natalie Pope Boyce and Sal Murdocca, ages 6 to 10; and Stallion by Starlight (Mar. 26, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0307980403) and Hurry Up, Houdini! (July 23, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0307980458) by Osborne, illus. by Murdocca, ages 7 to 12.

Squish issues Game On! by Jennifer L. Holm and Matt Holm (May 28, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0307982995), ages 7 to 10. Robot Frenzy by Erik Craddock (June 25, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0375869136) joins Stone Rabbit, ages 7 to 10. Sixty-Eight Rooms Adventures adds The Pirate’s Coin by Marianne Malone, illus. by Greg Call (May 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0307977175), ages 8 to 12. Cheesie Mack stars in Cheesie Mack Is Running Like Crazy! by Steve Cotler, illus. by Douglas Holgate (June 25, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0307977137), ages 8 to 12. Precocia: The Sixth Circle of Heck by Dale E. Basye, illus. by Bob Dob (Feb. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375868351) is a new Heck novel, ages 9 to 13. Endgame is new to Nickelodeon: Legend of Korra by Erica David (July 23, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0449817346), ages 12 to 16. Centauriad continues with A Gathering of Wings by Kate Klimo (May 28, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0375869761), ages 12-up. And Princesses of Myth greets Spirit’s Chosen by Esther Friesner (Apr. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375869082), ages 12-up.


The Sweetest Dark by Shana Abé (Apr. 9, hardcover, $16, ISBN 978-0345531704). Set in post-Victorian England, this centers on a teen who discovers she might be the last of an ancient, magical species. Ages 14-up.


Not That Tutu! by Michelle Sinclair Colman, illus. by Hiroe Nakata (Feb. 12, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0307976987) tells of a girl who wears her beloved tutu day and night. Up to age 4.

My Mom Is the Best Circus by Luciana Navarro Powell (Mar. 26, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0307931436). Juggling everything, a mother is the best one-woman show on earth. Up to age 4.


The Flame in the Mist by Kit Grindstaff (Apr. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385742900). In an imagined past, a girl held captive in a castle is destined to save her land. Ages 9 to 12.

Every Day After by Laura Golden (June 11, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0385743266). During the Depression, a girl hopes her missing father will return to Alabama for her birthday. Ages 9 to 12.

The Glass Puzzle by Christine Brodien-Jones (July 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385742979). Visiting her grandfather in Wales, Zoé and her cousin discover a long-hidden puzzle. Ages 9 to 12.

The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop by Kate Saunders (Mar. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385743013). Twins move to a magical house once owned by sorcerer chocolate makers. Ages 10-up.

Paperboy by Vince Vawter (May 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385742443). A stuttering boy takes over a paper route and discovers dangers lurking in his neighborhood. Ages 10-up.

Hattie Ever After by Kirby Larson (Feb. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385737463) is the sequel to the Newbery Honor book Hattie Big Sky. Ages 12-up.

Revel by Maurissa Guibord (Feb. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385741873). A Kansas girl becomes enmeshed in a supernatural world when she visits a Maine island. Ages 12-up.

Starstruck by Rachel Shukert (Mar. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385741088) launches a trilogy about three teenage girls striving for fame on the silver screen in old Hollywood. Ages 12-up.

Heart of Glass by Sasha Gould (Mar. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385741521) is a sequel to Cross My Heart. Ages 12-up.

Deep Betrayal by Anne Greenwood Brown (Mar. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385742030) is the sequel to Lies Beneath. Ages 12-up.

Dead River by Cyn Balog (Apr. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385741583). In this paranormal thriller, friends spend prom weekend at a remote cabin on the Dead River. Ages 12-up.

Revenge of a Not-So-Pretty Girl by Carolita Blythe (Apr. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385742863) Faye forms an unlikely friendship with a woman who’s a former movie star. Ages 12-up.

Nine Days by Fred Hiatt (Apr. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385742733). Searching for a kidnapped Chinese hero of the Democracy Movement, two teens stop a slavery gang in Southeast Asia. Ages 12-up.

Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder and Michael French (Apr. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385743181) adapts Kidder’s adult book about the work of Dr. Paul Farmer. Ages 12-up.

Spirit and Dust by Rosemary Clement-Moore (May 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385740807). A mob boss enlists a teen who can speak to the dead to track down his missing daughter. Ages 12-up.

The Year of Luminous Love by Lurlene McDaniel (May 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385741712). Three recent high school graduates navigate the next phase of their lives. Ages 12-up.

The Beautiful and the Cursed by Page Morgan (May 14, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0385743112) launches a trilogy about three sisters in a Paris plagued by murders of girls. Ages 12-up.

The Language Inside by Holly Thompson (May 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385739795). Emma adjusts to a new life when her mother’s illness brings them from Japan to the U.S. Ages 12-up.

A Matter of Days by Amber Kizer (June 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385739733). After her mother dies during a pandemic, a girl and her brother secretly receive antivirus vaccines. Ages 12-up.

Belle Epoque by Elizabeth Ross (June 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385741460). In Paris, a plain girl is hired by an aristocratic family to make their daughter look more beautiful. Ages 12-up.

The Secret Ingredient by Stewart Lewis (June 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385743310). A teen chef finds a vintage cookbook and begins a life-changing search for her birth mother. Ages 12-up.

Only Ever Always by Penni Russon (July 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385743525). When grief shatters Claire’s world, her music box enables her to escape into a dream world. Ages 12-up.

Who Needs Magic? by Kathy McCullough (July 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385740142). Working at a secondhand store, Delaney is drawn to a needy girl who shuns her help. Ages 12-up.

Still Star-Crossed by Melinda Taub (July 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385743501). After the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, a prince wonders how to bring their families together. Ages 12-up.

Scowler by Daniel Kraus (Mar. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385743099). When a meteorite falls from the sky, bringing with it a villainous man, Ry finds a way to defend himself. Ages 14-up.

Kindness for Weakness by Shawn Goodman (May 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385743242). In juvie for drugs, a teen from an abusive home meets others who help him change. Ages 14-up.

Burning by Elana K. Arnold (June 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385743341) relays a love story between a small-town Nevada boy and a Gypsy girl. Ages 14-up.

My Chemical Mountain by Corina Vacco (June 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385742429). A teen rocked his father’s death and his mother’s sudden compulsion to overeat acts out. Ages 14-up.

Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay (July 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385743204). A princess imprisons a monstrous boy in this retelling of “Beauty and the Beast.” Ages 14-up.


Alice-Miranda returns in Alice-Miranda Takes the Stage by Jacqueline Harvey (May 14, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0385743334), ages 7 to 10. The Mirrored Shard joins The Iron Codex by Caitlin Kittredge (Feb. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385738330), ages 12-up. And Mystic City continues with Renegade Heart by Theo Lawrence (July 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385741620), ages 12-up.



Disney Princess adds Hidden Treasures by Andrea Posner-Sanchez, illus. by Gabriella Matta and Francesco Legramandi (July 23, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0736431118), ages 1 to 3; Undersea Friends by Posner-Sanchez (July 23, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0736431231); ages 1 to 4; Meet the Princesses by Posner-Sanchez (July 23, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0736431460), ages 2 to 5; Rapunzel’s Royal Wedding/Belle’s Royal Wedding (July 23, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0736429931) and Amazing Ariel! (July 23, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0736429948), ages 3 to 7; and The Little Mermaid Junior Novelization by Melissa Lagonegro (July 23, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0736429832), ages 8 to 12. Tying into Disney/Pixar Monsters are Monster Time Disney by Andrea Posner-Sanchez, illus. by Scott Tilley and Ken Becker (July 23, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0736430609), ages 1 to 4; and Monsters Get Scared of the Dark, Too by Melissa Lagonegro (July 23, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0736430562), ages 3 to 7. And Disney/Pixar Monsters University tie-ins include Monsters in a Box by Andrea Posner-Sanchez (July 23, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0736429894), ages 1 to 4; Monsters University Pictureback (May 14, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0736430418), ages 3 to 7; and Monsters University Junior Novelization (May 14, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0736430456), ages 8 to 12.

Disney/Pixar Cars issues World’s Greatest Racers (July 23, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0736431453), ages 2 to 5; and Time Travel Mater (July 23, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0736431071) and Shapes, Colors, Counting & More! (July 23, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0736431057) by Frank Berrios, ages 3 to 7. Three Toy Toons by Kristen L. Depken (July 23, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0736430005) joins Disney/Pixar Toy Story, ages 3 to 7. Disney Planes tie-ins include Planes Pictureback by Bill Scollon (July 23, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0736430166), ages 3 to 7; Planes Chapter Book (July 23, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0736430173), ages 6 to 9; and Planes Junior Novelization (July 23, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0736430470), ages 8 to 12. Step into Reading adds Disney/Pixar Monsters University: Monsters University (May 14, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0736430357); Disney Planes: Planes by Susan Amerikaner (July 23, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0736430180); Disney/Pixar Monsters University: Monsters University by Melissa Lagonegro (July 23, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0736431064); Disney Princess: Princesses and Puppies by Jennifer Liberts Weinberg, illus. by Francesco Legramandi and Gabriella Matta (July 23, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0736431040); Disney Princess: The Little Mermaid by Ruth Homberg (July 23, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0736481281); and Disney/Pixar Cars: Driving School by Kristen L. Depken (June 25, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0736429825), ages 4 to 6. And Disney Fairies: Never Girls issues A Dandelion Wish by Kiki Thorpe (July 23, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0736427968), ages 6 to 10.



Little Golden Books offers Barbie 9 Favorite Fairy Tales (July 23, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-0449818619); Barbie Fall 2013 DVD Little Golden Book by Mary Tillworth (July 23, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0449816332); Marvel Little Golden Book Library (July 23, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0449817353); The Blue Book of Fairy Tales (July 23, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0449809969); DC Super Friends Little Golden Book Favorites (July 23, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-0449816219); Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Green vs. Mean by Steve Lambe (July 23, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0449817650); Thomas & Friends Little Golden Book Library by Rev. W. Awdry, illus. by Tommy Stubbs (July 23, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0449814826); Sesame Street: My Name Is Elmo by Constance Allen, illus. by Maggie Swanson (July 23, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0449810668); Marvel: Mighty Avengers: Lights Out! by Courtney Carbone, illus. by Patrick Spaziante (July 23, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0307976581); Bubble Guppies: Bubble Pirates! by Eren Unten (July 23, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0449817698); Marvel vs. Spider-Man: Trapped by the Green Goblin! by Frank Berrios, illus. by Andrea Cagol and Francesco Legramandi (July 23, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0307976550); Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat: King Cecil the Sea Horse by Tish Rabe, illus. by Christopher Moroney (May 28, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0449810101); and The Lone Ranger by Steffi Fletcher, illus. by E. Joseph Dreany (May 14, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0449817933), ages 2 to 5; and Thomas & Friends: King of the Railway by Rev. W. Awdry (July 23, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0449815373), ages 4 to 6.

Thomas & Friends issues King of the Railway by Rev. W. Awdry, illus. by Tommy Stubbs (July 23, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0449816615), ages 3 to 7. Barbie Fall 2013 DVD Big Golden Book by Kristen Depken (July 23, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0449816264) joins Big Golden Books, ages 3 to 7. And Step into Reading gains Barbie: Life in a Dream House: Closet Princess by Kristen Depken (July 23, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385371216), ages 5 to 8.



New Little Golden Books are Disney/Pixar Monsters University Little Golden Book (May 14, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0736430340), Disney Classics Little Golden Book Library (July 23, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0736431491), Disney Junior: Sofia the First: The Perfect Tea Party (June 11, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0736431095) and Disney Junior: Doc McStuffins: Boomer Gets His Bounce Back (July 23, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0736431439), Disney/Pixar Cars: Deputy Mater Saves the Day! by Frank Berrios (July 23, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0736429795), and Disney Planes Little Golden Book (July 23, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0736429740), ages 2 to 5. Big Golden Books issues Disney Planes (July 23, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0736430197) and Disney Princess: The Little Mermaid (July 23, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0736429887), ages 3 to 7; and Disney/Pixar Monsters University (May 14, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0736430432), ages 5 to 8. And Disney/Pixar Monsters University presents Monster University Chapter Book (May 14, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0736430388), ages 6 to 9.


Little Owl’s Orange Scarf by Tatyana Feeney (June 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0449814116). Little Owl tries very hard to lose the new scarf his mother makes him wear. Ages 1 to 4.

Good Night, Monkey Boy by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (May 14, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0449813232) is a bedtime tale starring a boy who mimics a monkey. Ages 2 to 5.

Snippet the Early Riser by Bethanie Murguia (Mar. 12, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1582464602). Bug friends help a snail who’s an early riser to rouse his snoozing family. Ages 3 to 6.

Ribbit! by Rodrigo Folgueira, illus. by Poly Bernatene (Mar. 26, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0307981462). A pig plunks himself down on a rock in frogs’ peaceful pond. Ages 3 to 6.

Pirates vs. Cowboys by Aaron Reynolds, illus. by David Barneda (Mar. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375858741) tells of a misunderstanding between cowboys and pirates. Ages 5 to 8.

Bean Dog and Nugget: The Ball (May 14, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0307977076) and The Cookie (May 14, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0307977106) by Charise Mericle Harper launch a graphic novel series. Ages 5 to 8.

Toys in Space by Mini Grey (May 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0307978127). When toys are left outside, they journey into space and meet a lonely alien in need of help. Ages 5 to 8.

Cute & Cuter by Michael Townsend (June 11, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0375857188). On successive birthdays, a girl receives a puppy and a kitten. Ages 5 to 8.

Doug Unplugged by Dan Yaccarino (Feb. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375866432). A robot discovers that the real world trumps the virtual world when he ventures outdoors. Ages 5 to 9.

Beholding Bee by Kimberly Newton Fusco (Feb. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375868368). Abandoned by her caregiver, an orphan adopts a dog and searches for a home. Ages 8 to 12.

Strike Three, You’re Dead by Josh Berk (Mar. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375870088). An aspiring young sports broadcaster investigates the mysterious death of a pitcher. Ages 8 to 12.

Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff (Apr. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0307977939). Teased for his name, Rump finds his luck changes when he finds a spinning wheel. Ages 8 to 12.

Aces Wild by Erica S. Perl (June 11, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0307931726). After convincing her parents to let her get a dog, Zelly drags the misbehaving pet to puppy kindergarten. Ages 8 to 12.

Out of Nowhere by Maria Padian (Feb. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375865800). Seeking a better life after war destroys their country, Somali refugees move to a Maine town. Ages 12-up.

Mojo by Tim Tharp (Apr. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375864452). A teen who gets no respect at school hopes to improve his status by solving the case of a missing rich girl. Ages 12-up.

Far Far Away by Tom McNeal (June 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375849725) centers on a boy whom the ghost of Jacob Grimm protects from an unknown dark evil. Ages 12-up.

Raven Flight by Juliet Marillier (July 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375869556) is a sequel to Shadowfell. Ages 12-up.

Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson (Mar. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0307975980). This gothic tale based on “Bluebeard” is set in the pre-Civil War South. Ages 14-up.

Yellowcake by Margo Lanagan (May 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375869204) is a short-story collection that spans a variety of genres. Ages 14-up.


The Flying Beaver Brothers by Maxwell Eaton III offers The Flying Beaver Brothers and the Mud-Slinging Moles (July 9, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0449810194) and Birds vs. Bunnies (July 9, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0449810224), ages 6 to 9. And Lunch Lady returns in Lunch Lady and the Video Game Villain by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Apr. 9, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0307980793), ages 7 to 10.


Odessa Again by Dana Reinhardt (May 14, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0385739566). When Odessa Green-Light discovers how to go back in time, she tries to fix all sorts of things. Ages 8 to 12.

Vote by Gary Paulsen (May 14, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0385742283). Kevin Spencer, the hero of Liar, Liar, Flat Broke, and Crush, decides to run for office. Ages 9 to 12.


Zigzag Kids by Patricia Reilly Giff continues with Zigzag Zoom (Apr. 9, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0385742757; Yearling paperback, $4.99, ISBN 978-0307977038), ages 6 to 9. And Calvin Coconut returns in Extra Famous by Graham Salisbury, illus. by Jacqueline Rogers (Apr. 9, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0385742207), ages 7 to 10.


Rocket’s Mighty Words by Tad Hills (July 23, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0385372336) is a board book featuring the star of How Rocket Learned to Read and Rocket Writes a Story. Ages 2 to 5.

Water in the Park by Emily Jenkins, illus. by Stephanie Graegin (May 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375870026) portrays a summer day in a city park. Ages 3 to 7.

The Longest Night by Laurel Snyder, illus. by Catia Chien (Feb. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375869426) tells the story of the Exodus from the perspective of a slave girl. Ages 4 to 8.

Want to Be in a Band? by Suzzy Roche, illus. by Giselle Potter (Feb. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375868795). Roche, a musician, offers a “guide” to starting a rock band. Ages 4 to 8.

Bluebird by Bob Staake (Apr. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375870378). This wordless book about a shy boy and a brave bird explores loneliness, bullying, and friendship. Ages 4 to 8.

Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle by Chris Raschka (Apr. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375870071) focuses on the ups and downs of learning to ride a bike. Ages 4 to 8.

The Mighty Lalouche by Matthew Olshan, illus. by Sophie Blackall (May 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375862250). A postman in early-1900s Paris turns to boxing to support himself. Ages 4 to 8.

The Beginner’s Guide to Running Away from Home by Jennifer LaRue Huget, illus. by Red Nose Studio (June 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375867392) is a tongue-in-cheek handbook. Ages 4 to 8.

Brush of the Gods by Lenore Look, illus. by Meilo So (June 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375870019) is a biography of Chinese painter Wu Daozi, who lived during the T’ang Dynasty. Ages 4 to 8.

The Apple Orchard Riddle by Margaret McNamara, illus. by G. Brian Karas (July 9, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0375847448) is a follow-up to How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? Ages 4 to 8.


Alvin Ho is back in Allergic to Babies, Burglars, and Other Bumps in the Night by Lenore Look, illus. by LeUyen Pham (Apr. 9, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0375870330), ages 6 to 10.


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One Very Tired Wombat by Renee Treml (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1742755786). This tale of a wombat who wants to rest features a cast of Australian animals. Ages 3 to 5.

Dads by Justin Ractliffe, illus. by Cathie Glassby (May 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1742755496) shows fathers in their natural environments, spotlighting each species’ distinctive dress, hobbies and habitat. Ages 3 to 5.

Tallow by Karen Brooks (Apr. 1, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1742752280). A candle-maker’s apprentice has magic talents that others long to control. Ages 13-up.


Animal Tales presents Lost in Translation by Helen Kelly (May 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1742753409) and Race to the Finish by David Harding (May 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1742753423), ages 7 to 9. The Floods offers The Amazing Illustrated Floodsopedia by Colin Thompson (Apr. 1, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1742751047), ages 9 to 12. Bindi Behind the Scenes by Bindi Irwin adds A Ghostly Tale (May 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1864718447) and Bouncing off the Menu (May 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1864718430), ages 9 to 12. And The Witch Hunter Chronicles by Stuart Daly debuts with The Scourge of Jericho (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1742750521), The Army of the Undead (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1742750552), and The Devil’s Fire (June 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1742754802), ages 12-up.


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Penguins in Paradise by Claudine Gevry (May 17, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0794428648) is a lift-the-flap book spotlighting animals and colors. Ages 2 to 5.

The Croods Mix & Match (Feb. 5, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0794428013) is a mix-and-match book featuring the characters from this DreamWorks movie. Ages 3 to 6.

Disney-Pixar Monsters University Roooar! (May 14, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0794428860). This movie tie-in features a vinyl character that roars when pressed. Ages 3 to 6.

Disney-Pixar Cars Toon: Rescue Mater & Other Tall Tales (June 4, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0794428150) is based on Disney Channel animated shorts. Ages 4 to 8.

Disney-Pixar Monsters University School Daze (May 14, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0794427436) ties in to this film. Ages 5 to 8.

DreamWorks Turbo Need for Speed! (June 11, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0794428464). This tie-in includes a Turbo-shaped viewer loaded with eight images from the movie. Ages 5 to 8.

DreamWorks Turbo Racing Team (June 11, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0794428457) features flaps to lift and other activities. Ages 5 to 8.

The Croods Super Search (Feb. 5, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0794428020) is an activity book based on this movie. Ages 6 to 10.

The Amazing Human Machine by Lori Froeb (June 25, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0794428655). This book about the human body includes acetate cards. Ages 7 to 12.


A Look at Me Books offers BabyFirst: My Feelings (May 21, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0794428365), up to age 2. DC Super Friends gains Batman Saves the Day (June 11, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0794428419), ages 2 to 4. Sesame Street Elmo issues Elmo’s Boo Boo Book (June 11, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0794428600), ages 2 to 4; and Elmo at the Zoo by Lori Froeb, illus. by Christopher Moroney (Feb. 5, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0794424770), ages 2 to 5. Dinosaur Train continues with Buddy’s Big Bite by Lori Froeb, illus. by Jason Fruchter (Apr. 2, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0794427900); and My Name Is Tiny, illus. by Fruchter (Apr. 2, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0794427917), ages 2 to 5. And Disney-Pixar Monsters University: Go Sulley! (May 14, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0794427399) is a new Hugs Book, ages 2 to 5.

Fisher-Price Little People introduces Who’s New at the Zoo? (May 14, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0794428488) and Who’s New at School? (June 25, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0794428471), ages 2 to 5. Countdown presents Disney-Pixar: Nemo’s Big Race (June 4, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0794428174), ages 2 to 5. Joining Disney Mickey Mouse Clubhouse are Let’s Look for Colors by Susan Amerikaner (Feb. 5, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0794427993), ages 2 to 5; and Take-Along Tunes (Apr. 2, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0794427351), ages 2 to 6. Disney Minnie Mouse returns in Bow-tique Take-Along Tunes (Mar. 5, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0794425531), ages 2 to 6; and Disney Minnie’s Big Bow Party by Tisha Hamilton (Apr. 16, board book, $11.99, ISBN 978-0794428280), ages 3 to 8. Disney Princess adds Disney Princess Music Player Storybook (Feb. 19, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0794428044), ages 3 to 5; Disney Princess Movie Theater (July 23, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0794428426), ages 3 to 6; and Disney Princess Once Upon A Time (Feb. 12, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0794427467), ages 5 to 8. And Nickelodeon Dora the Explorer is back in Dora Helps Swiper (Feb. 5, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0794427948) and Dora the Explorer Movie Theater Storybook and Movie Projector (July 23, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0794428563), ages 3 to 6.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles releases Mix & Match (July 23, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-0794428594), ages 3 to 7; and Wall Clings by Michael Teitelbaum (Mar. 5, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0794427979), ages 4 to 8. Disney Jake and the Never Land Pirates star in Yo Ho! Let’s Go! (June 4, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-0794428433); and The Pirate Pup by Bill Scollon (July 23, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0794425920), ages 3 to 8. My Little Pony returns in Fashion and Friendship Storybook and Press Outs (Mar. 5, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0794427887); and I Love Drawing My Little Pony (June 11, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0794428525), ages 4 to 8. New DC Comics titles are Superman Flying into Action (May 7, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0794428402), ages 4 to 8; and Justice League Flip Clips (May 7, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-0794429041), ages 5 to 8. SpongeBobSquarePants is back in Ocean Close-Up (June 4, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0794428587), ages 5 to 8. And Disney Phineas and Ferb issues Science Nerds Rule! by Alicia Zadrozny (July 23, spiral bound, $12.99, ISBN 978-0794428709), ages 6 to 10.


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From the Lands of the Night by Tololwa Mollel, illus. by Darrel McCalla (June 15, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0889954984). When Ra-Eli’s baby brother becomes gravely ill, her family seeks the help of healer. Ages 6-up.

The First Flute by David Bouchard, illus. by Don Oelze (May 31, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-0889954755) is a story about naming ceremonies in a native village. Ages 8-up.

Nighthawk by Jamie Bastedo (Mar. 30, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-0889954557) follows a young nighthawk’s migratory journey from one end of the Americas to the other. Ages 9 to 12.

Power of Harmony by Jan Coates (May 31, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-0889954953). Set in 1960s Nova Scotia, this tells of the friendship between two girls from different backgrounds. Ages 9-up.

Millions for a Song by Andre Vanasse (Mar. 30, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0889954892). Alex’s rock and roll band tries to survive the pressures of the music business. Age 12-up.

Objects in Mirror by Tudor Robins (May 31, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-0889954977). During a summer caring for horses, Grace confronts her eating disorder. Ages 12-up.

The Throne by Beth Goobie (May 31, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-0889954950). When she stands up to a classmate, Meredith starts a war she’s not prepared to fight, but friends help her out. Ages 12-up.

M in the Abstract by Douglas Davey (Mar. 30, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-0889954878). A girl is haunted by shadows and visions that cause her to question her sanity. Age 14-up.


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The Remarkable Ronald Reagan: Cowboy and Commander in Chief by Susan Allen, illus. by Leslie Harrington (June 18, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1621570387) is a biography of the 40th U.S. president. Ages 5 to 8.


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How I Became a Ghost by Tim Tingle (May 28, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1937054533). A Choctaw boy who dies on the trail to Oklahoma Territory returns as a ghost walker to protect his tribe on its journey. Ages 9 to 14.


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Mishmash by Korney Chukovsky, illus. by Francesca Yarbusova (Feb. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0984586745) is a rhyming poem about mischievous animals. Ages 3 to 8.

Hedgehog in the Fog by Sergey Kozlov and Yuri Norstein, illus. by Francesca Yarbusova (Feb. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0984586707) is based on an award-winning 1975 animated film. Ages 3 to 8.

Fox and the Hare by Vladimir Dal, illus. by Francesca Yarbusova (Feb. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0984586714) retells a Russian folktale. Ages 3 to 8.


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If You Hold a Seed by Elly MacKay (Feb. 5, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0762447213) compares the magic of planting a seed and seeing it flourish to cultivating dreams and wishes. Ages 3-up.

Lidia’s Family Kitchen: Nonna’s Birthday Surprise by Lidia Bastianich, illus. by Renée Graef (Mar. 26, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0762446551). The chef shares stories of growing up in Italy. Ages 4 to 8.

Tiny Pie by Mark Bailey and Michael Oatman, illus. by Edward Hemingway (May 7, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-0762444823). An elephant discovers a mouse hole where a cooking show is in progress. Ages 4 to 8.

Princesses on the Run by Smiljana Coh (May 14, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-0762446124). A bored princess runs away with Rapunzel, Cinderella, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty. Ages 4 to 8.

Peanuts: Be Kind (Apr. 9, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-0762448623), Be Brave (Apr. 9, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-0762448616), and Be Yourself! (Apr. 9, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-0762447183) by Charles M. Schulz deliver life wisdom from the Peanuts gang. Ages 4-up.

Seventeen: Ultimate Nail Art Studio by Ann Shoket (July 2, kit, $19.95, ISBN 978-0762448920) offers nail art tips from Seventeen magazine. Ages 12-up.

Beautiful Decay by Sylvia Lewis (Apr. 2, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0762446117). A girl with a dangerous touch keeps others at a distance until she meets a necromancer who can manipulate death. Ages 13-up.

Coda by Emma Trevayne (May 7, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0762447282) reveals what happens when a teenage boy plays illegal, underground music in a dystopian world. Ages 13-up.

The Color of Rain by Cori McCarthy (May 14, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0762448210). Rain sees a chance for a cure for her ill brother when a man offers her a spaceship ride to the Edge. Ages 13-up.

Death, Dickinson, and the Demented Life of Frenchie Garcia by Jenny Torres Sanchez (May 28, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0762446803). To make sense of her high school crush’s suicide, Frenchie retraces her steps of the last night she spent with him. Ages 13-up.


The Song of the Winns continues with The Spies of Gerander by Frances Watts (Apr. 23, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-0762446582), ages 8 to 12.