Abbeville Press

(Dist. by Perseus)


World Soccer Legends by Illugi Jökulsson welcomes FC Barcelona (Mar. 4, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-0789211583), Ronaldo (Mar. 4, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-0789211668), Messi (Mar. 4, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-0789211644), U.S. Men’s Team: New Stars on the Field (Mar. 4, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-0789211804), Manchester United: The Biggest and the Best (Mar. 4, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-0789211620), Zlatan (Mar. 4, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-0789211699), and Real Madrid: The Most Successful Club in the World (Mar. 4, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-0789211606), ages 7–up.


Hands & Hearts: With 15 Words in American Sign Language by Donna Jo Napoli, illus. by Amy Bates (May 13, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419710223). A picture book that highlights the bond between a mother and child while introducing sign language. Ages 3–7.

The Monkey Goes Bananas by C.P. Bloom, illus. by Peter Raymundo (May 6, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1419708855). A hungry monkey wants a banana in this picture-book debut. Ages 3–7.

May the Stars Drip Down by Jeremy Chatelain, illus. by Nikki McClure (Mar. 11, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1419710247). A bedtime book from musician Chatelain. Ages 3–7.

Tyrannosaurus Wrecks! by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, illus. by Zachariah OHora (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1419710353). All the dinosaurs play nicely, except Tyrannosaurus Wrecks. Ages 4–8.

Alice from Dallas by Marilyn Sadler, illus. by Ard Hoyt (Mar. 11, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419707902). The tale of an aspiring cowgirl and a Texas-size showdown. Ages 4–8.

Sally Goes to Heaven by Stephen Huneck (Apr. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1419709692). A posthumously published story about Sally the dog. Ages 5–8.

Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh (May 6, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1419710544). An introduction to Sylvia Mendez, who, prior to Brown v. Board of Education, helped end school segregation in California. Ages 6–9.

Jim Curious: A Voyage to the Heart of the Sea in 3-D Vision by Matthias Picard (Apr. 14, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1419710438). This wordless picture book follows a boy’s deep-sea diving expedition via 3-D illustrations. (Glasses included.) Ages 6–10.

Thomas Jefferson: A Day at Monticello by Elizabeth V. Chew, illus. by Mark Elliott (Feb. 4, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1419705410). A profile from the Thomas Jefferson Foundation about the president and Monticello, his well-known home. Ages 8–12.

A Woman in the House (and Senate): How Women Came to the United States Congress, Broke Down Barriers, and Changed the Country by Ilene Cooper (Mar. 11, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1419710360). An overview of the history of women in Congress. Ages 8–14.

Migrant by Jose Manual Mateo, illus. by Javier Martinez Pedro (May 13, novelty, $17.95, ISBN 978-1419709579). A chronicle of a Mexican boy’s journey to cross the U.S. border with his family, presented via one continuous-black-and-white illustration packaged as an accordion-style frieze. Ages 8–up.

Pure Grit: How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle and Prison Camp in the Pacific by Mary Cronk Farrell, foreword by First Lieutenant Diane Carlson Evans (Feb. 25, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1419710285). The true story of World War II nurses serving in the Pacific Theater. Ages 10–16.


Hello Kitty Storybook Collection (June 3, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1419712487), ages 3–8, joins Hello Kitty. And Babar on Paradise Island by Laurent de Brunhoff (May 13, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1419710384), ages 4–8, is new to Babar.


The Qwikpick Papers: Poop Fountain! by Tom Angleberger (May 20, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1419704253) launches the Qwikpick Papers series. Ages 8–12.

Hope Is a Ferris Wheel by Robin Herrera (Mar. 11, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419710391). A girl discovers friendship and confidence when she starts a poetry club at her new school. Ages 8–12.

Steering Toward Normal by Rebecca Petruck (May 13, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419707322) is a coming-of-age debut set against the backdrop of 4-H steer competitions. Ages 9–12.

Welcome to Dog Beach: The Seagate Summers Book One by Lisa Greenwald (Apr. 15, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1419710186) introduces a series about a group of friends who start a dog-walking business in their beach town. Ages 10–14.

Time Out of Time: Book One: Beyond the Door by Maureen Doyle McQuerry (Mar. 18, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419710162) kicks off the Time Out of Time fantasy series. Ages 10–14.

West of the Moon by Margi Preus (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419708961) features a Norwegian girl’s difficult 19th-century trek to join her father in America. Ages 10–14.

The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier (May 20, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419711442) is a Victorian ghost story starring two abandoned children who must work as servants in an old English manor. Ages 10–up.

High and Dry by Sarah Skilton (Apr. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419709296). In this mystery, a teen uncovers dark secrets in his desert town. Ages 14–up.

Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis (June 17, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1419709289). A sci-fi/fantasy debut about a teen who experiences another life in another world—in the body of a slave girl—every time he blinks his eyes. Ages 14–up.


The Misadventures of Salem Hyde welcomes Big Birthday Bash by Frank Cammuso (May 20, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1419710254), ages 7–9. Like Carrot Juice on a Cupcake by Julie Sternberg, illus. by Matthew Cordell (Mar. 18, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1419710339), ages 7–10, is the third Eleanor book. Origami Yoda gains Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue! by Tom Angleberger (Mar. 4, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-1419710520), ages 8–12. Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales adds Treaties, Trenches, Mud, and Blood (A World War I Tale) by Nathan Hale (May 13, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1419708084), ages 8–12. And the Internet Girls series by Lauren Myracle gains updated, repackaged 10th anniversary editions of ttyl (Feb. 18, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1419711428), ttfn (Feb. 18, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1419711411), and l8r, g8r (Feb. 18, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1419711435), ages 13–up.

Abrams Appleseed

Snuggle the Baby by Sara Gillingham (Apr. 15, board book, $12.95, ISBN 978-1419711244). Readers tickle, feed, and swaddle the baby in this interactive novelty book. Ages 1–4.

Ninja, Ninja, Never Stop! by Todd Tuell, illus. by Tad Carpenter (Apr. 15, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1419710278) showcases action, humor, and sneak attacks. Ages 2–5.


Sally Board Books by Stephen Huneck greets Sally at the Farm (Mar. 11, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1419710308) and Sally in the Sand (Mar. 11, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1419710292), ages 1–3. Hello Kitty continues with Hello Kitty, Hello New York!, illus. by Jean Hirashima (May 13, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1419710964), ages 1–4. The Thingy Things series by Chris Raschka adds Crabby Crab (Apr. 8, hardcover, $6.95, ISBN 978-1419710568), Whaley Whale (Apr. 7, hardcover, $6.95, ISBN 978-1419710582), Cowy Cow (Apr. 8, hardcover, $6.95, ISBN 978-1419710551), and Lamby Lamb (Apr. 8, hardcover, $6.95, ISBN 978-1419710575), ages 2–4. And The Jellybeans Love to Read by Laura Numeroff and Nate Evans, illus. by Lynn Munsinger (Mar. 11, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1419711626), ages 2–4, joins The Jellybeans.


Otto in the City by Tom Schamp (Mar. 4, board book, $24.95, ISBN 978-1849761673) features a ride with Otto and his father on pages that can be read from front to back, and then from back to front again. Ages 3–up.

Zubert by Charlie Sutcliffe (Apr. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1849761215). A debut picture book about fun in a big hotel. Ages 4–8.

A Lion in Paris by Beatrice Alemagna (Mar. 4, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1849761710) follows a lion’s exploration of the City of Light. Ages 4–8.

Mr. Rouse Builds His House by Stefan Themerson and Barbara Wright, illus. by Franciszka Themerson (Apr. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1849761543). An account of Mr. Rouse’s offbeat and lengthy home construction; originally published in 1950. Ages 6–10.

Paul Klee: My Art Activity Book by Anja Edelmann (May 6, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1849762335) is an activity book based on the work of artist Paul Klee. Ages 6–up.

Acorn Press

(Dist. by Orca)

Bubba Begonia and the Bully by Gerry O’Brien (Mar. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1927502150) is an adventure story with an anti-bullying message. Ages 4–8.

Step Outside by Doretta Groenendyk (Mar. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1927502198) encourages movement and celebrates the outdoors. Ages 4–8.

Kira’s Secret by Orysia Dawydiak (Mar. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1927502174). At the age of 12, Kira discovers she’s a mermaid. Ages 8–13.

The Last Wild Boy by Hugh MacDonald (Mar. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1927502129) is a dystopian coming-of-age story. Ages 12–18.

Adventure Publications

Emma’s First Agate by James Magnuson, illus. by Meagan Lemay (Apr. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1591934431). A grandfather shares with his granddaugher his passion for hunting the special stones known as agates. Ages 6–7.

Akashic/Black Sheep

(Dist. by Consortium)

Game World by C.J. Farley (Feb. 4, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1617753053; paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1617751974). Dylan’s videogame skills unlock a real-life fantasy world inside a game, and unleash new threats and adventures. Ages 10–up.

Changers Book One: Drew by T Cooper and Allison Glock-Cooper (Feb. 4, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1617751950). In the launch of this four-part series, Ethan is a “Changer” who lives out each year of high school as someone new, starting with petite blonde girl Drew. Ages 12–up.

Pills and Starships by Lydia Millet (June 10, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1617752759; paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1617752766). In Millet’s first YA novel, two teens are determined to survive in a world devastated by global warming. Ages 13–up.

Albert Whitman

The Short Giraffe by Neil Flory, illus. by Mark Cleary (Mar. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0807573464). The other giraffes change their perspective to help short-statured Geri pose for a group photo. Ages 2–5.

Beauty and the Beast by Ursula Jones, illus. by Sarah Gibb (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807506004) is a retelling of the fairy tale. Ages 4–7.

Stone Soup with Matzoh Balls: A Passover Tale in Chelm by Linda Glaser, illus. by Maryam Tabatabaei (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807576205). In this folktale twist, a stranger amazes the poor townspeople of Chelm by making matzoh ball soup out of a stone. Ages 4–7.

There Once Was a Cowpoke Who Swallowed an Ant by Helen Ketteman, illus. by Will Terry (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807578506). A cowboy downs a variety of native Southwest creatures in order to catch an ant. Ages 4–7.

Cheers for a Dozen Ears: A Summer Crop of Counting by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky, illus. by Susan Swan (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807511305). A family stops at a farm stand in the summertime to buy—and count—fresh vegetables and fruit. Ages 4–7.

A Catfish Tale: A Bayou Story of the Fisherman and His Wife by Whitney Stewart, illus. by Gerald Guerlais (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807510988). When a Cajun fisherman finds a magic fish in the bayou, his wife demands that the fish grant her many wishes and make her queen of Mardi Gras. Ages 4–7.

Jacob’s New Dress by Sarah Hoffman and Ian Hoffman, illus. by Chris Case (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807563731). Jacob, who likes to wear dresses at home, convinces his parents to let him wear a dress to school, too. Ages 4–7.

Snow Dog, Sand Dog by Linda Joy Singleton, illus. by Jess Golden (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807575369). A girl who is allergic to dogs uses her imagination to create four-legged friends each season. Ages 4–7.

A Trip Into Space: An Adventure to the International Space Station by Lori Haskins Houran, illus. by Francisca Marquez (Mar. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0807580912) follows a crew of astronauts as they blast off from Earth to work at the International Space Station. Ages 4–7.

Sugar Hill: Harlem’s Historic Neighborhood by Carole Boston Weatherford, illus. by R. Gregory Christie (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807576502) offers a glimpse of the people who made this neighborhood legendary. Ages 5–8.

Sam and Charlie (and Sam Too) Return! by Leslie Kimmelman, illus. by William Owl (Mar. 1, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0807572153). Sam and Charlie (and Charlie’s little sister, Sam Too) return with five more stories, including a Tu B’Shevat celebration and a Hanukkah competition. Ages 5–8.

Welcome to Bermooda! Lost in Bermooda by Mike Litwin (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0807587188) launches an early-chapter series about Bermooda, an island inhabited only by cows. Ages 7–10.

Penelope Tredwell Mysteries: Twelve Minutes to Midnight by Christopher Edge (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807581339). In the first of a new series, the proprietor of Victorian London’s bestselling magazine is called upon to solve the mystery of a strange phenomenon occurring in a madhouse. Ages 8–12.

Abby Spencer Goes to Bollywood by Varsha Bajaj (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807563632). When 13-year-old Abby discovers that her long-lost father is Bollywood’s biggest movie star, she travels to Mumbai to meet him. Ages 9–12.

Dust of Eden by Mariko Nagai (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807517390). After the Pearl Harbor bombing, Mina and her Japanese-American family are forcibly relocated from their Seattle home to an internment camp in Idaho. Ages 9–12.


Things Things Count! adds These Rocks Count! by Alison Formento, illus. by Sarah Snow (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807578704), ages 4–7. Zapato Power welcomes Freddie Ramos Stomps the Snow by Jacqueline Jules, illus. by Miguel Benitez (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0807594872), ages 6–8. The Mystery of the Wild West Bandit (Mar. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0807587256) and The Mystery of the Stolen Snowboard (Mar. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0807587287), ages 7–10, join the Boxcar Children Mysteries by Gertrude Chandler Warner. And Lulu continues with Lulu and the Rabbit Next Door by Hilary McKay, illus. by Priscilla Lamont (Mar. 1, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0807548165), ages 7–10.

Albert Whitman Teen

Skin and Bones by Sherry Shahan (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807573976). Jack, a 16-year-old with anorexia, befriends his overweight roommate and a dangerously thin dancer in the eating disorder ward. Ages 13–up.

The Summer I Found You by Jolene Perry (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807583692). Kate, recently diagnosed with diabetes, begins dating Aidan, a young disabled veteran. Ages 13–up.

Mafia Girl by Deborah Blumenthal (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807549117). As the daughter of an infamous mob boss, 17-year-old Gia struggles to come out of her family’s shadow. Ages 13–up.

Algonquin Young Readers

The One Safe Place by Tania Unsworth (Apr. 29, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1616203290). An act of kindness earns Devin an invitation to a mysterious home for orphaned children in this adventure set in a near-future dystopia. Ages 10–up.

Leaving China: An Artist Paints His World War II Childhood by James McMullan (Mar. 25, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1616202552). In his memoir containing more than 50 watercolor paintings, McMullan explores how his early childhood in China and wartime journeys with his mother influenced his life and art. Ages 12–up.

The Art of Secrets by James Klise (Apr. 22, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1616201951). After a fire destroys a high-school student’s home, a fundraiser to support her family takes a twist when one donation turns out to be a valuable work by a famous artist. Ages 12–up.

The Summer of Letting Go by Gae Polisner (Mar. 25, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1616202569). Fifteen-year-old Francesca meets a boy who bears an eerie resemblance to her little brother, Simon, who drowned on her watch four years ago. Ages 12–up.


The Three-Ring Rascals are back in The Greatest Star on Earth by Kate Klise, illus. by M. Sarah Klise (May 6, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1616202453), ages 7–10.

Allen & Unwin

(Dist. by IPG)

Let’s Go, Baby-o! by Andrew McLean and Janet McLean (Apr. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1743317655). When Baby-o wakes up there are games to play and plenty to discover. Up to age 3.

Let’s Paint! by Gabriel Alborozo (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1743313695) explores the messy and marvelous world of art and encourages children to pick up a paintbrush. Ages 3–5.

My Dad and Me by Tania Cox, illus. by Lorette Broekstra (Apr. 1, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1743316238) is a reissue focusing on the bond between fathers and children. Ages 3–5.

Everything We Ever Saw: From the Beach to the Bush and More! by Roland Harvey (June 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1743313671) packages all six of Roland’s vacation books in one volume. Ages 6–10.

The Four Seasons of Lucy McKenzie by Kirsty Murray (June 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1743317020). A timeslip adventure set in a hidden valley, starring an 11-year-old girl. Ages 9–12.

Diamond Spirit (Apr. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1742373157) and Moonstone Promise (June 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1742373164) by Karen Wood lead off a trilogy about a spirited girl and the love of horses. Ages 11–14.

I Made Lattes for a Love God by Wendy Harmer (May 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1742379913) spotlights best friends and not-so-secret Hollywood crushes. Ages 12–up.

Three Summers by Judith Clarke (May 1, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1742378275). This coming-of-age novel focuses on two girls, a lifelong friendship, and the heart’s search for the real true thing. Ages 13–up.

The Convent by Maureen McCarthy (Apr. 1, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1742375045). When Peach takes a summer job at a café in the old convent, she discovers secrets from three generations of her family. Ages 14–up.

A Pocketful of Eyes by Lili Wilkinson (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1742376196). In this contemporary crime novel, Beatrice tries to solve the case of the dead body discovered in the museum taxidermy department where she’s interning. Ages 15–up.


Alison Lester Board Books greets Run Like a Rabbit (May 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1743313275) and One Clucky Hen (May 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1743315484) by Alison Lester, ages 3–5. Dinosauritis by Jeannette Rowe gains Tip the Triceratops (May 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1743310113), Bruce the Brachiosaurus (May 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1743310144), Rex the Tyrannosaurus (May 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1743310083), and Tracy the Pterodactyl (May 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1743310151), ages 3–5. Tashi continues with Once Tashi Met a Dragon by Anna Fienberg and Barbara Fienberg, illus. by Kim Gamble (May 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1741758870), ages 5–7. And Horrible Harriet adds Horrible Harriet’s Inheritance by Leigh Hobbs (Apr. 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1741149852), ages 8–12.

Amazon Children’s Publishing/Skyscape

(Dist. by Brilliance Audio)

The Eighth Guardian by Meredith McCardle (May 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1477847138) begins the Annum Guard series about teens who achieve the special skills to become part of the secret government time-traveling agency. Ages 12–15.

Blur by Steven James (May 27, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1477847275) launches a trilogy of YA thrillers. Ages 12–17.

The Shadows by Megan Chance (June 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1477847183; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1477816233) is the inaugural title in the Fianna Trilogy, in which Grace finds herself caught between two men she loves dearly and discovers that she is the only one who can determine the fate of Ireland. Ages 12–17.

Gilded by Christina Farley (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1477847015; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1477810972). This debut novel features 16-year-old Joe Hwa Lee, a Korean-American girl with a black belt who’s trying to fit in at her new high school. Ages 12–17.


The Fairmont Riding Academy series continues with Dark Harmony: A Vivienne Taylor Horse Lover’s Mystery by Michele Scott (May 20, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1477847268), ages 12–17.

Amazon Children’s Publishing/Two Lions

(Dist. by Brilliance Audio)

The Blood Guard by Carter Roy (Mar. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1477847251) launches an adventure trilogy starring 13-year-old Ronan, who follows his mother’s footsteps as a member of an ancient secret order of knights sworn to protect 36 noble souls. Ages 10–14.

American Girl Publishing

Doll Photo Shoot: Tips and Tricks for Amazing Doll Pics! by Trula Magruder (Feb. 25, kit, $21.99, ISBN 978-1609583941) includes 50 doll-photography scenarios to try. Ages 8–up.

Pretty in Paper: Crafts for Party Fun, Room Decor, and Personal Style—Made by You! by Aubre Andrus (Feb. 25, kit, $24.99, ISBN 978-1609584085) contains patterned paper, quilling paper strips, and a tool for creating 22 different crafts. Ages 8–up.


Bitty Baby greets Bitty Baby Makes a Splash by Kirby Larson, illus. by Sue Cornelison (Feb. 25, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1609584214), ages 3–5. American Girl Mysteries gains The Traveler’s Tricks: A Caroline Mystery by Laurie Calkhoven, illus. by Sergio Giovine (Feb. 25, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1609583675); Intruders at Rivermead Manor: A Kit Mystery by Kathryn Reiss, illus. by Sergio Giovine (Feb. 25, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1609583644); and A Growing Suspicion: A Rebecca Mystery by Jacqueline Dembar Greene, illus. by Sergio Giovine (Feb. 25, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1609583606), ages 9–up. And A Smart Girl’s Guide adds A Smart Girl’s Guide: Money (Revised): How to Make It, Save It, and Spend It by Nancy Holyoke, illus. by Brigette Barrager (May 27, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1609584078); Making Money: A How-To Book for A Smart Girl’s Guide: Money by Apryl Lundsten, illus. by Brigette Barrager (May 27, spiral bound, $9.99, ISBN 978-1609584054); A Smart Girl’s Guide: Babysitting: The Care and Keeping of Kids by Harriet Brown, illus. by Karen Wolcott (May 27, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1609583934); Super Sitter’s Playbook: Games and Activities for a Smart Girl’s Guide: Babysitting by Aubre Andrus, illus. by Karen Wolcott (May 1, spiral bound, $9.99, ISBN 978-1609584047); A Smart Girl’s Guide: Middle School (Revised): Everything You Need to Know About Juggling More Homework, More Teachers, and More Friends! by Julie Williams Montalbano, illus. by Cathi Mingus (May 27, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1609584061); and Locker Looks & Study Nooks: A Crafting and Idea Book for A Smart Girl’s Guide: Middle School by Tricia Doherty (May 27, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1609583958), ages 10–up.

Andersen Press USA

(Dist. by lerner)

Upside Down Babies by Jeanne Willis, illus. by Adrian Reynolds (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1467734240). When the world tips upside down, baby animals end up with different moms. Ages 3–9.

Boa’s Bad Birthday by Jeanne Willis, illus. by Tony Ross (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1467734509). Boa hopes his friends will bring him wonderful presents on his birthday. Ages 4–9.

Elmer and the Whales by David McKee (May 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1467734530). Elmer the patchwork elephant and his cousin Wilbur travel to the coast to see the whales. Ages 4–9.

The Quayside Cat by Toby Forward, illus. by Ruth Brown (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1467734523). Jim, the quayside cat, listens to Old Tregarn’s tales about his days long ago at sea. Ages 4–9.

The Great Balloon Hullabaloo by Peter Bently, illus. by Mei Matsuoka (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1467734493). Simon the squirrel flies to the moon in Old Uncle Somerset’s hot air balloon in search of cheese. Ages 4–9.

I Love You, Too! by Michael Foreman (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1467734516) celebrates the love between a father and child. Ages 4–9.

Andrews McMeel

(Dist. by Simon & Schuster)

The Ice Cream Kid: Brain Freeze! by Todd Clark (June 3, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1449444242) introduces Irwin Snackcracker, a fourth-grader who is transformed through the power of a Fudgsicle into a superhero. Ages 7–12.

Dragon Girl: The Secret Valley by Jeff Weigel (June 3, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1449441838). Eleven-year-old Alanna accidentally stumbles upon a cave full of dragon eggs. Ages 7–12.

The Croc Ate My Homework: A Pearls Before Swine Collection by Stephan Pastis (July 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1449436360). A second collection of Pearls Before Swine cartoons. Ages 7–12.

7 Little Words for Kids: 100 Puzzles by Christopher York (May 6, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1449442002) is a children’s version of a syndicated newspaper word puzzle. Ages 7–12.


AMP! Comics for Kids gains Charlie Brown and Friends: A Peanuts Collection by Charles M. Schulz (Feb. 25, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1449449704), ages 7–12. And Big Nate continues with Big Nate: Great Minds Think Alike by Lincoln Peirce (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1449436353), ages 8–12.

Andrews McMeel/Accord

(Dist. by Simon & Schuster)

What Do You See? A Lift-the-Flap Book (Apr. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1449443856) is an interactive guessing game title. Ages 1–4.

Go Fun! welcomes Go Fun! Big Book of Puzzles (Apr. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1449443863), ages 4–8, and Go Fun! Unicorns (May 6, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1449431761) and Go Fun! Paper Airplanes (May 6, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1449431754), ages 5–8.

Annick Press

(Dist. by Firefly)

Nutmeg Princess: New Edition by Richardo Keens-Douglas, illus. by Annouchka Galouchko (Feb. 20, hardcover, $21.95, ISBN 978-1554516001; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1554515998). A modern fable about friendship, faith, and the nature of beauty. New edition, with revised condensed text and new art. Ages 6–9.

What Can You Do with Only One Shoe?: Reuse, Recycle, Reinvent by Simon Shapiro and Sheryl Shapiro, illus. by Francis Blake (Mar. 1, hardcover, $22.95, ISBN 978-1554516438; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1554516421). This collection pairs poetry with photos of recycled objects. Ages 6–9.

Not My Girl by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, illus. by Gabrielle Grimard (Mar. 1, hardcover, $21.95, ISBN 978-1554516254; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1554516247). This sequel to When I Was Eight follows Margaret as she returns to her Arctic home after two years at the outsiders’ school. Ages 6–9.

Outlaws, Spies, and Gangsters: Chasing Notorious Criminals by Laura Scandiffio, illus. by Gareth Williams (Mar. 1, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1554516216; paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1554516209). Readers can experience what it’s like to track the world’s highest-profile criminals. Age 9–12.

Secrets Underground: North America’s Buried Past by Elizabeth MacLeod (Feb. 1, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1554516315; paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1554516308). Mysteries from below the earth’s surface are uncovered, from abandoned ships and buried cities to tunnels and bomb shelters. Ages 10–up.

Blue Gold by Elizabeth Stewart (Feb. 20, hardcover, $21.95, ISBN 978-1554516353; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1554516346). This novel explores how the lives of three teen girls in three different continents are affected by the trade in coltan (“blue gold”), a rare mineral used in making cell phones and computers. Ages 12–up.

War Brothers: The Novel by Sharon McKay (Mar. 1, hardcover, $21.95, ISBN 978-1554516483; paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1554516476) features a child soldier’s struggle with friendship, courage, and resilience. Ages 12–up.

Shifting Sands: Life in the Times of Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad by Kathy Lowinger (Mar. 15, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1554516179; paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1554516162). The stories of three young people who experience the tumult—in three eras—as new religions are about to be born. Ages 12–up.


50 Questions adds 50 Body Questions: A Book That Spills Its Guts by Tanya Kyi and Ross Kinnaird (Apr. 1, hardcover, $22.95, ISBN 978-1554516131; paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1554516124), ages 9–11.


(Dist. by IPG)

Cool Science Tricks: 50 Fantastic Feats for Kids of All ages by Daniel Tatarsky (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1907554698) offers 50 tricks, including the Cola Can-Can and the Flame Jumper, that reveal the wonder of science. Ages 10–up.


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Can You Dance to the Boogaloo? by Alice V. Lickens (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1843652298) is a picture book starring instrument-playing animals who celebrate music and dance. Ages 3–5.

Archie Comics

(Dist. by Random House)


Archie 1000 Page Digests greets Archie 1000 Page Comics-Palooza (Feb. 25, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1936975860) and Archie 1000 Page Comics Bonanza (May 27, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1619889033), ages 9–12. Archie Comics Spectaculars gains Archie Comics Spectacular: Sports Time (Mar. 18, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1936975846) and Archie Comics Spectacular: Summer Daze (June 17, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1619889002), ages 9–12.

Archie Fun ’n’ Games Activity Book 2 (Apr. 29, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1936975921), ages 9–12, is new to Archie Fun ’n’ Games. Knuckle Archives adds Sonic the Hedgehog Presents Knuckles the Echidna Archives 5 (May 27, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1936975969), ages 9–12. Sabrina’s Spellbook continues with The Complete Sabrina the Teenage Witch: 1962-1965 (June 3, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1936975945), ages 9–12. The Sonic Select series welcomes Sonic Select Book 9: The Games (Mar. 11, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1936975853), ages 9–12. Sonic the Hedgehog Archives 23 (Apr. 22, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1936975914), ages 9–12, joins Sonic the Hedgehog Archives. And Sonic/Mega Man Worlds Collide adds Sonic/Mega Man: Worlds Collide 2 (Feb. 18, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1936975839) and Sonic/Mega Man: Worlds Collide 3 (May 13, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1936975976), ages 9–12.

The Best of Betty & Veronica greets The Best of Archie Comics Starring Betty & Veronica (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1936975884), ages 10–up. The latest Best of Sonic title is Best of Sonic the Hedgehog 2: Villains (Mar. 25, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1936975877), ages 10–up. Sonic Saga gains Sonic Saga Series 5: Enerjak Reborn (Feb. 11, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1936975822) and Sonic Saga Series 6: Mogul Rising (June 24, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1936975990), ages 10–up. Sonic Universe continues with Sonic Universe 7: Silver Saga (Apr. 8, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1936975891), ages 10–up. And Kevin Keller is back with Kevin Keller: Glad to Be Me by Dan Parent (Apr. 15, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1936975907), ages 12–up.

August House

(Dist. by NBN)


Maynard Moose returns with The Little Moose Who Couldn’t Go to Sleep by Willy Claflin, illus. by James Stimson (Mar. 7, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1939160676), ages 7–11.

Barefoot Books

Out of the Blue by Alison Jay (June 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1782850427). A wordless book about the mysteries of the sea. All ages.

Clare Beaton’s Animal Rhymes (Apr. 15, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1782850809) and Clare Beaton’s Garden Rhymes (Apr. 15, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1782850816) by Clare Beaton collect classic nursery rhymes about animals, flowers, vegetables, and more. Up to age 4.

Prince’s Breakfast by Joanne Oppenheim, illus. by Miriam Latimer, narrated by Hugh Bonneville (Mar. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1782850748) features a fussy prince on a global adventure in search of foods that he will eat. Packaged with a CD narrated by Hugh Bonneville. Ages 3–7.


Daddy Is My Hero by Dawn Richards, illus. by Jane Massey (May 1, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0764167232). A boy pays tribute to his father. Ages 2–5.

Scaredy Kate by Jacob Grant (Apr. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1438003641). Kate learns to be courageous with a bit of help from some monsters. Ages 2–5.

Preschool Time by Mij Kelly, illus. by Mary McQuillan (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0764166556). When Suzy Sue goes to preschool for the first time, the farm animals miss her so much that they hatch a plan to bring her home. Ages 2–5.

Richard Scarry’s School Bus Box Set by Richard Scarry (June 1, kit, $10.99, ISBN 978-1438074832). A set of four concept board books in a school-bus shaped case. Ages 2–5.

Easter Egg Party by Andrea Lorini, illus. by Laura Rigo (Mar. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0764167164). Chick, Lamb, and Bunny prepare for an Easter party. Ages 2–5.

Richard Scarry’s Early Words Sticker Book: With 101 Stickers! by Richard Scarry (June 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1438004129). More than 200 early words and 101 stickers fill this trip through Busytown designed to rev up kids’ vocabulary and literacy skills. Ages 3–6.

Is That You, Alien?: Check Inside the Secret Pockets If You Dare by Steve Cox (May 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0764167126). A group of children investigates a strange light they see in the sky as readers search and feel inside the pockets of this book for evidence of an extraterrestrial. Ages 3–6.

My Name Is Bob by James Bowen and Garry Jenkins, illus. by Gerald Kelley (May 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0764167256). A picture book inspired by Bowen’s adult title about the street cat that changed his life. Ages 4–7.

My French Sticker Atlas (Feb. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1438003870) and My Spanish Sticker Atlas (Feb. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1438003887) by Catherine Bruzzone and Louise Millar, illus. by Stu McLellar, present geography and language information via maps and stickers that readers can use to label food, animals, and objects related to specific locations. Ages 6–up.

Little Book About Me and My Dad (Mar. 1, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0764166723) and Little Book About Me and My Mom (Mar. 1, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0764166716) by Jedda Robaard are story-starter scrapbooks for creating family keepsakes. Ages 6–up.

Justin Bieber Confidential by Robert Scott (Feb. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1438005010) is a biography of the pop singer containing some 150 photos. Ages 8–up.

Directioner’s Handbook: Because It’s All About Loving 1D by Jim Maloney (Mar. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1438005034) offers a look at boy band One Direction. Ages 8–up.

Emblem3: Test Your Super-Fan Status: Packed with Puzzles, Quizzes, Crosswords, and More! by Bonnie Neubauer (Feb. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1438004747) profiles this pop band. Ages 8–up.

One Direction Confidential by Malcolm Croft (Feb. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1438005027) features 150 photos of the band hard at work, at play, and traveling around the world. Ages 8–up.

Say No to Bullying by Louise Spilsbury, illus. by Mike Gordon (Feb. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1438004013) is an exploration of various types of bullying and bullies that kids may encounter. Ages 9–11.

Breaking Free: True Stories of Girls Who Escaped Slavery by Abby Sher (June 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1438004532). The story of Somaly Mam, a former child sex slave who escaped her captors and went on to liberate thousands of other girls. Ages 12–up.


Zodiac Sign Books by Sylvia Takken launches with 12 titles including Aquarius (Feb. 1, board book, $3.99, ISBN 978-0764166761), Libra (Feb. 1, board book, $3.99, ISBN 978-0764166846), and Gemini (Feb. 1, board book, $3.99, ISBN 978-0764166792), all ages. Twisters by Anton Poitier adds Opposites: Twist and Find the Opposite! (Apr. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0764166884) and ColorsMatch the Words and Colors! (Apr. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0764166877), up to age 3. Lumpy Bumpy adds Farm Animal Counting (Apr. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0764167089) and Wild Animal Alphabet by (Apr. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0764167096) by Elise See Tai, ages 1–4. New Mini-Ceatures books by Giovanni Caviezel are Little Bee (Mar. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0764167133), Little Snail (Mar. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0764167157), and Little Crab (Mar. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0764167140), ages 1–4. Noisy Wheels rolls on with Noisy Train: Press the Wheel for Some Noisy Fun! (May 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0764167065) Noisy Truck: Press the Wheel for Some Noisy Fun! (May 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0764167072), Noisy Car: Press the Wheel for Some Noisy Fun! (May 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0764167041), and Noisy Tractor: Press the Wheel for Some Noisy Fun! (May 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0764167058) by Liza Lewis, ages 1–4.

Sleepy Cuddle Pillow Books gains Sleep Tight Bunny: A Soft and Snuggly Pillow Book (Apr. 1, novelty, $11.99, ISBN 978-1438004402) and Cuddle Up Teddy: A Soft and Snuggly Pillow Book (Apr. 1, novelty, $11.99, ISBN 978-1438004396), ages 1–4.

Cheery Chasers by Sue MacMilland, illus. by Sarah Ward, greets Hoppy Frog’s Fly Spy (Feb. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0764167003), Happy, Hoppy Bunny (Feb. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0764166990), Bouncy, Pouncy Puppy (Feb. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0764166983), and Racing, Chasing Kitten (Mar. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0764167010), ages 2–5. My Best Friend & Me by Annelien Wehrmeijer, illus. by Deborah Van De Liejgraaf, continues with Ruby & Molly (Feb. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0764166617), Noah & Dexter (Feb. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0764166624), Jacob & Rex (Feb. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0764166631), and Sophie & Daisy (Feb. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0764166648), ages 2–5. Joining Push, Pull, Pop! Books are Splat! Little Cow (May 1, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-0764166662) and Bump! Little Owl (May 1, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-0764166679) by Jo Lodge, ages 2–5.

My Giant Fold-Out adds My Giant Fold-Out Bright Bugs (Feb. 1, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-0764166686) and My Giant Fold-Out Wild Animals (Feb. 1, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-0764166693) by Amy Junor, ages 3–5. Dinosaurs Have Feelings by Brian Moses, illus. by Mike Gordon, continues with Sophie Shyosaurus (Feb. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1438004068), William Worrydactyl (Feb. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1438004051), Anna Angrysaurus (Feb. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1438004044), Jayden Jealousaurus (Feb. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1438004020), and Samuel Scaredosaurus (Feb. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1438004037), ages 3–6. Magic Moving Picture Books welcomes Animals at Home by Lucy Alice Coult, illus. by Mike Byrne (Feb. 1, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0764166501) and Animals on the Farm by Oakley Graham, illus. by Mike Byrne (Feb. 1, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0764166518), ages 3–6. Richard Scarry’s Lift the Flaps Books gains Richard Scarry’s Mr. Frumble’s Big, Flat Hat: With Big Flaps for Small Hands! (Mar. 1, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0764166747) and Richard Scarry’s Lowly Worm’s Applecar—With Big Flaps for Small Hands! (Mar. 1, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0764166730) by Richard Scarry, ages 3–6.

My First Creativity Books gains Vacation: Creative Play, Fold-Out Pages, Puzzles and Games, Over 200 Stickers! by Fiona Munro (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1438004440) and Pets: Creative Play, Fold-Out Pages, Puzzles and Games, Over 200 Stickers! by Mandy Archer (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1438004433), ages 4–7. Star Paws Animal Dress Up adds four titles including Pirates Sticker Book: Over 250 Stickers (Apr. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1438004334), ages 4–7. Anholt’s Artists Books for Children welcomes Papa Chagall, Tell Us a Story by Laurence Anholt (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0764166440), ages 4–8. Creativity Books greets Fairy Tale Creativity Book: Games, Cut-Outs, Art Paper, Stickers, and Stencils! by Lisa Miles (Mar. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1438003856), ages 5–up.

The latest Pocket Activity Fun & Games books are Science and Inventions Pocket Activity Fun and Games: Games and Puzzles, Fold-Out Scenes, Patterned Paper, Stickers! (Mar. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1438004471) and Art Pocket Activity Fun and Games: Games and Puzzles, Fold-Out Scenes, Patterned Paper, Stickers! (Mar. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1438004457) by Ruth Thomson; Superstar Pocket Activity Fun and Games: Games and Puzzles, Fold-Out Scenes, Patterned Paper, Stickers! by Melissa Fairley (Mar. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1438004488); and Horse and Pony Pocket Activity Fun and Games: Games and Puzzles, Fold-Out Scenes, Patterned Paper, Stickers! by Andrea Pinnington (Mar. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1438004464), ages 6–up.

Cheddar’s Tales by Justine Fontes, starring talking rodent Cheddar Plainmouse, launches with Crisis in Crittertown (June 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1438003597) and Showdown in Crittertown (June 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1438003603), ages 7–9. And Wimp-O-Meter’s Guide to… expands with Wimp-O-Meter’s Guide to Killer Animals (Mar. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1438003986), Wimp-O-Meter’s Guide to Extreme Sports Mar. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1438003993), Wimp-O-Meter’s Guide to Jungle Survival (Mar. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1438003979), Wimp-O-Meter’s Guide to the Supernatural (Mar. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1438004006) by Tracey Turner, illus. by Dave Smith, ages 7–up.

Black Dog & Leventhal

(Dist. by Workman)

National Wildlife Federation’s World of Birds: A Beginner’s Guide by Kim Kurki (June 3, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1579129699) introduces kids to more than 120 different species of birds in their native environments, with detailed illustrations and information from the National Wildlife Federation. Ages 7–12.

A Child’s Introduction to Art: The World’s Greatest Paintings and Sculptures by Meredith Hamilton and Heather Alexander (May 20, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1579129569) highlights the lives, influences, and signature works of 40 painters and sculptors including da Vinci, Monet, van Gogh, and Warhol. Ages 9–12.


Archie’s Vacation by Domenica More Gordon (Mar. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1619631908). Archie the dog is packing his bag for vacation. Ages 2–5.

Ruthie and the (Not So) Very Busy Day by Laura Rankin (May 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1599900520). Ruthie’s big plans on her favorite day, Saturday, keep getting interrupted. Ages 2–5.

I Got the Rhythm by Connie Schofield-Morrison, illus. by Frank Morrison (June 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1619631786). On a trip to the park, a mother and daughter find music in just about everything around them. Ages 2–6.

Princesses Are Not Just Pretty by Kate Lum, illus. by Sue Hellard (Mar. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1599907789). Princesses Mellie, Allie, and Libby hold a contest to determine who’s the prettiest princess in the land. Ages 3–6.

Spider Sandwiches by Claire Freedman, illus. by Sue Hendra (July 15, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1619633643). Max will feast on anything crawly, creepy, hairy, and sticky, especially spider sandwiches. Ages 4–8.

The Spy Catchers of Maple Hill by Megan Frazer Blakemore (May 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1619633483). Hazel and Samuel are convinced there’s a Russian spy living among them, and they’re determined to uncover his identity. Ages 8–12.

Knightley and Son by Rohan Gavin (Mar. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1619631533) launches a series about a father and son detective team who get caught up in a conspiracy involving a group of villainous masterminds.10–12.

Dangerous by Shannon Hale (Mar. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1599901688). Maisie uncovers some big secrets when she attends a NASA-like summer camp. Ages 12–17.

The Chapel Wars by Lindsey Leavitt (May 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1599907888). Holly fights to save the failing wedding chapel her grandpa left her despite interruptions from a rival chapel owner’s grandson. Ages 12–17.

Take Back the Skies by Lucy Saxon (June 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1619633674). Catherine changes her name to Cat and stows away on a ship to escape an arranged marriage. Ages 12–17.

Searching for Sky by Jillian Cantor (May 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1619633513). Sky is used to living on an island, until she comes across a boat that takes her to a strange world—ours. Ages 12–17.

Just Like the Movies by Kelly Fiore (July 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1619633544). Friends Marijke and Lily decide to make their romantic lives just like the movies but find it’s not so easy to do. Ages 12–17.

Insanity by Susan Vaught (Feb. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1599907840). Paranormal activity takes place in an insane asylum wrought with peril in this collection of connected vignettes. Ages 14–up.

My Best Friend, Maybe by Caela Carter (June 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1599909707). Collette’s former best friend suddenly needs her again, but for all the wrong reasons. Ages 14–up.

The Assassin’s Blade: The Throne of Glass Novellas by Sarah J. Maas (Mar. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1619633612) packages four previously published novellas with a new story. Ages 14–up.

When Mr. Dog Bites by Brian Conaghan (June 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1619633469). The story of a teen’s struggle to confront his Tourette syndrome and to take charge of his life. Ages 14–up.


Pig Kahuna continues with Pig Kahuna Pirates! by Jennifer Sattler (Apr. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1619632004), ages 3–6. Princess Ponies by Chloe Ryder arrives with Princess Ponies 1: A Magical Friend (Mar. 4, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1619631656), Princess Ponies 2: A Dream Come True (Mar. 4, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1619631670), Princess Ponies 3: The Special Secret (July 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1619632370), and Princess Ponies 4: A Unicorn Adventure (July 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1619632943), ages 7–10. Dance Divas continues with Dance Divas: Two to Tango (Feb. 25, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1619631878) and Dance Divas: Let’s Rock! (June 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1619632240) by Sheryl Berk, ages 7–11. Quirks adds The Quirks in Circus Quirkus by Erin Soderberg (Feb. 4, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1599907901), ages 8–12. Sunny Sweet returns in Sunny Sweet Is So Dead Meat by Jennifer Ann Mann (May 13, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1599909783), ages 8–12. Athlete vs. Mathlete gains with Athlete vs. Mathlete: Time-Out by W.C. Mack (July 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1619633018), ages 8–12. Wide-Awake Princess carries on with The Bravest Princess: A Tale of the Wide-Awake Princess by E.D. Baker (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1619631366), ages 10–14. Fool Me Twice by Mandy Hubbard (May 6, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1619632301) and Wish You Were Italian by Kristin Rae (May 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1619632851) are new If Only Novels, Ages 12–17. And The Academy welcomes Love Match by Monica Seles (Feb. 25, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1599909028), ages 12–17.

Blue Apple

(Dist. by Random House)

Peter Panda Melts Down by Artie Bennett, illus. by John Nez (Feb. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1609054113). When Peter has a meltdown, Mama has one too, in this look at toddler behavior. Ages 2–5.

Eric, The Boy Who Lost His Gravity by Jenni Desmond (Mar. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1609053482). Annoyed by his little sister, Eric builds up a head of steam and floats to the ceiling. Ages 5–8.


Flip-a-Word adds Flip-a-Word: Frog Jog by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Yukiko Kido (Mar. 11, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1609054328), ages 4–6. You Can’t… rolls on with You Can’t Ride a Bicycle to the Moon by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Amanda Haley (Mar. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1609054199), ages 4–8. New Jump-Into-Chapters books are Mr. Ball Makes a To-Do List by Michael Townsend (Feb. 11, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1609053659) and Okay, Andy by Maxwell Eaton (Feb. 11, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1609053505), ages 5–8. Scribbles and Ink are back in Scribbles and Ink, Out of the Box by Ethan Long (Mar. 11, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1609053666), ages 5–8. And Travels with Charlie concludes with Travels with Charlie: Across the Midwest by Miles Backer, illus. by Chuck Nitzberg (May 13, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1609054625), ages 6–9.

Boom! Studios/KaBOOM!

(Dist. by Simon & Schuster)

Herobear & the Kid Vol. 1: The Inheritance by Mike Kunkel (May 13, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1608863662) launches a series of adventures featuring 10-year-old Tyler and the stuffed toy bear and broken pocket watch he inherits. Ages 9–up.

Regular Show Vol. 1 by KC Green, illus. by Allison Strejlau (Apr. 8, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1608863624) is the debut collection of comics based on this Cartoon Network animated series. Ages 9–up.


Adventure Time greets Adventure Time Vol. 3 Original Graphic Novel by Danielle Corsetto, illus. by Zachary Sterling (Mar. 11, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1608863563), ages 8–up, and Adventure Time Vol. 4 by Ryan North, illus. by Braden Lamb and Shelli Paroline (Feb. 11, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1608863518), ages 9–up. And Peanuts continues with Peanuts: The Beagle Has Landed, Charlie Brown Original Graphic Novel by Paige Braddock and Vicki Scott, illus. by Vicki Scott (June 10, paper, $13.99, ISBN 978-1608863341), ages 9–up.

Boyds Mills Press

Big Pigs by Leslie Helakoski (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1620910238). Each of three little piglets is determined to prove that he’s the biggest. Ages 3–7.

The Great Big Green by Peggy Gifford, illus. by Lisa Desimini (Apr. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1620916292) is a poetry/guessing-game title that focuses on the natural world. Ages 4–7.

The Secret Life of the Woolly Bear Caterpillar by Laurence Pringle, illus. by Joan Paley (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1620910009) showcases the fuzzy, orange-banded caterpillars that are typically only seen in the fall. Ages 5–7.

Mysterious Patterns: Finding Fractals in Nature by Sarah C. Campbell, photographs by Richard P. Campbell (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1620916278) introduces nature’s repeating patterns, known as fractals. Ages 7–10.

Jasmine and Maddie by Christine Pakkala (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1620917398). Two girls from very different worlds form an unexpected friendship in this story told via alternating points of view. Ages 9–12.

Boyds Mills/Calkins Creek

The Streak: How Joe DiMaggio Became America’s Hero by Barb Rosenstock, illus. by Terry Widener (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1590789926) takes a look at the greatest unbroken sports record in history. Ages 8–up.

Babe Conquers the World: The Legendary Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias by Rich Wallace and Sandra Neil Wallace (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1590789810) chronicles this female athlete’s many struggles and triumphs. Ages 9–up.

Schools of Hope: How Julius Rosenwald Helped Change African American Education by Norman Finkelstein (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1590788417) presents the story of this philanthropist’s efforts to build more than 5,000 schools in the segregated South of the early 1900s. Ages 10–up.

Red Madness: How a Medical Mystery Changed What We Eat by Gail Jarrow (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1590787328) tells how doctors, public health officials, and scientists worked together in the early 1900s to defeat an epidemic of pellagra, a serious disease caused by vitamin and nutrient deficiency. Ages 10–14.

Bright Connections Media

(Dist. by IPG)

Angry Aardvark to Zealous Zebra: Curious Creatures ABC (Apr. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1622670284) is an alliterative ABC book. Ages 3–5.

Bunker Hill

(Dist. by Midpoint)

Time and the Tapestry: A William Morris Adventure by Phyllis Saroff and John Plotz (May 14, hardcover, $18.50, ISBN 978-1593731458). Thirteen-year-old Jen and her younger brother try to save their grandmother’s home and find themselves transported to 19th-century England. Ages 9–12.

C&T Publishing/FunStitch Studio

(Dist. by NBN)

Sew in Style: Make Your Own Doll Clothes: 22 Projects for 18” Dolls by Erin Hentzel (May 1, paper, $22.95, ISBN 978-1607057956) is a how-to manual for kids who want to create one-of-a-kind looks for their dolls. Ages 8–12.

Wonderful Colorful Wonder Wheel of Color: Activities, Stickers, Poster & More by Lynn Koolish, Kerry Graham, and Mary Wruck (June 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1607058922) teaches basic color theory via activities, worksheets, stickers, quizzes, and games. Ages 8–up.

We Love to Sew: Bedrooms: 23 Projects • Cool Stuff for Your Space by Annabel Wrigley (Apr. 1, paper, $21.95, ISBN 978-1607058243) spotlights 23 projects that range from simple to moderately difficult. Ages 8–up.

Sew It!: Make 16 Projects with Yummy Precut Fabric Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes, Charm Packs & Fat Quarters by Allison Nicoll (July 1, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1607058748) presents kids with a range of quiltmaking projects for all skill levels. Ages 8–up.

Cameron + Company

(Dist. by PGW)

Lulu & Pip by Stephanie Rausser, Jess Brown and Nina Gruener (May 13, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1937359607). Young Lulu and her doll Pip leave the busy city life for a rustic camping adventure. Ages 4–8.


Who Can Swim? (Mar. 25, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0763667528) and Who Can Jump? (Mar. 25, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0763667535) by Sebastien Braun. Babies can lift shaped flaps to find out which creatures can swim and which can jump. Up to age 3.

Honk, Honk! Baa, Baa! by Petr Horácek (June 10, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0763667801) explores animal sounds. Up to age 3.

Baby Animal Farm by Karen Blair (Apr. 8, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0763670696). Five toddlers chase chicks, feed a lamb, and more. Up to age 3.

Have You Seen My Dragon? by Steve Light (Apr. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763666484). Readers enter an elaborate cityscape to help a boy find his dragon while counting objects like hot dogs and traffic lights. Ages 2–5.

Hickory Dickory Dog by Alison Murray (June 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763668266) highlights a child’s day at school, including a surprise canine visitor. Ages 2–5.

Bears in the Bath by Shirley Parenteau, illus. by David Walker (Apr. 8, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763664183) showcases ursine antics at bathtime. Ages 2–5.

Say Hello Like This by Mary Murphy (Feb. 11, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0763669515) is a concept book about animal sounds. Ages 2–5.

Hide and Seek Harry Around the House (May 13, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0763666026) and Hide and Seek Harry at the Beach (May 13, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0763666033) by Kenny Harrison. Harry the hippo is fond of hiding. Ages 2–5.

Picnic by John Burningham (May 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763669454). On a perfect summer day, Boy and Girl meet Pig, Sheep, and Duck for a picnic. Ages 2–5.

Milo and Millie by Jedda Robaard (May 27, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763667832). At bath time, Milo and his teddy bear, Millie, journey across the high seas. Ages 2–5.

The Farmer’s Away! Baa! Neigh! by Anne Vittur Kennedy (Apr. 22, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763666798) is a rhythmic picture book featuring animal sounds. Ages 2–5.

Tap Tap Boom Boom by Elizabeth Bluemle, illus. by G. Brian Karas (Mar. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763656966). Children and grown-ups dash to the subway for shelter—and an impromptu friendly gathering— during a thunderstorm in the city. Ages 3–7.

Miles to the Finish by Jamie Harper (May 27, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0763655624). A girl gives the boys a run for their money in the preschool Grand Prix. Ages 3–7.

The Almost Fearless Hamilton Squidlegger by Timothy Basil Ering (Apr. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763623579). A father helps his son face his fear of the night. Ages 3–7.

Baby’s Got the Blues by Carol Diggory Shields, illus. by Lauren Tobia (Mar. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763632601) imagines a day in the life of an infant. Ages 3–7.

A Perfect Place for Ted by Leila Rudge (June 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763667818). A dog named Ted hopes to stand out among the other pet-store pups and find a home. Ages 3–7.

Red Panda’s Candy Apples by Ruth Paul (June 24, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763667580). The title character’s sweet tooth puts him in a sticky situation. Ages 3–7.

A Is for Awesome by Dallas Clayton (Mar. 11, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763657451) is an alphabet book featuring positive and inspiring words. Ages 3–7.

If I Had a Raptor by George O’Connor (May 13, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763660123). A girl dreams of the best pet ever—a fuzzy baby raptor to snuggle. Ages 3–7.

Send for a Superhero! by Michael Rosen, illus. by Katharine McEwen (May 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763664381). A father reads his children a bedtime story about the exploits of villains Filth and Vacuum, and the superhero who can stop them. Ages 3–7.

The Frog Who Lost His Underpants by Juliette Maclver, illus. by Cat Chapman (May 27, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763667825). Teddy Bear, Little Chimp, and Big Gray Elephant try to keep a straight face while helping Frog find his stolen underpants. Ages 4–6.

A Walk in Paris by Salvatore Rubbino (Mar. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763669843) provides an illustrated tour of the French capital. Ages 4–8.

Robot Burp Head Smartypants by Annette Simon (Feb. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763665821). Robot and Robot guzzle engine oil and try to top each other in a burp-off. Ages 4–8.

President Taft Is Stuck in the Bath by Mac Barnett, illus. by Chris Van Dusen (Mar. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763663179). This tale of a presidential mishap is inspired by a true anecdote. Ages 4–8.

EIEIO: How Old MacDonald Got His Farm with a Little Help From a Hen by Judy Sierra, illus. by Matthew Myers (Feb. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763660437). The Little Red Hen gives Old MacDonald some pointers on composting and a legendary farm is born. Ages 4–8.

Help! We Need a Title! by Hervé Tullet (May 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763670214). Readers peek inside a book that’s not quite ready yet—it still needs a title, and, well, a story, too. Ages 4–8.

Stella’s Starliner by Rosemary Wells (Mar. 25, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763614959). Stella the fox loves the silver trailer home where she lives with Mama and Daddy, even if some weasels tease her about it. Ages 4–8.

Soccer Star by Mina Javaherbin, illus. by Renato Alarcão (Apr. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763660567). A Brazilian boy dreams of being a soccer star and his sister steps in to help his team win a game. Ages 5–8.

Two Speckled Eggs by Jennifer K. Mann (Apr. 22, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763661687). A birthday party sets the scene for a story of friendship and tolerance. Ages 5–8.

Weasels by Elys Dolan (Feb. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763671006). The weasels’ dastardly plans for world domination are foiled. Ages 5–8.

Poppy the Pirate Dog’s New Shipmate by Liz Kessler, illus. by Mike Phillips (Apr. 22, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763667511). Poppy navigates uncharted waters when she’s called on to share her treasure with a tiny new shipmate. Ages 5–9.

Monkey and Elephant Go Gadding by Carole Lexa Schaefer, illus. by Galia Bernstein (Mar. 25, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763661281). Buddies Monkey and Elephant meet old and new friends in this ode to serendipity. Ages 5–9.

The Promise by Nicola Davies, illus. by Laura Carlin (Mar. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763666330) is an allegorical tale of hope. Ages 5–9.

Pigsticks and Harold and the Incredible Journey by Alex Milway (May 27, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0763666156). The world’s most optimistic pig and his nervous hamster sidekick set out to find the Ends of the Earth. Ages 5–9.

The Cosmobiography of Sun Ra: The Sound of Joy Is Enlightening by Chris Raschka (May 13, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763658069) introduces jazz great Sun Ra, marking the centennial of the musician’s birth. Ages 6–9.

Firefly July and Other Very Short Poems by Paul B. Janeczko, illus. by Melissa Sweet (Mar. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763648428) is a collection of 36 short poems that celebrate the four seasons. Ages 6–9.

Jubilee!: One Man’s Big, Bold, and Very, Very Loud Celebration of Peace by Alicia Potter, illus. by Matt Tavares (Apr. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763658564). This picture book applauds the man behind the 1869 National Peace Jubilee, the largest and loudest concert the world had ever known. Ages 7–10.

Miss Emily by Burleigh Muten, illus. by Matt Phelan (Mar. 11, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763657345) is an adventure starring poet Emily Dickinson, four young friends, and a traveling circus. Ages 7–10.

The Lion Who Stole My Arm by Nicola Davies, illus. by Annabel Wright (Feb. 25, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763666200). An African boy struggles with the idea of hunting the lion who mauled him. Ages 7–10.

Hooey Higgins and the Tremendous Trousers by Steve Voake, illus. by Emma Dodson (Apr. 22, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763669232). Hooey Higgins and friends try to invent trousers to keep them safe from crocodiles and other threats. Ages 7–10.

Lizzy Bennet’s Diary: Inspired by Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice by Marcia Williams (Apr. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763670306). This introduction to Austen’s novel, written in a scrapbook-diary format, includes such novelties as foldout notes from sisters and suitors. Ages 8–12.

The Story of Buildings: From the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House and Beyond by Patrick Dillon, illus. by Stephen Biesty (Mar. 11, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0763669904) is an illustrated narrative architectural history. Ages 9–12.

Three Bird Summer by Sara St. Antoine (May 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763665647). Adam and his new friend, Alice, uncover a poignant family mystery during a summer on the shores of Three Bird Lake. Ages 10–up.

The Children of the King by Sonya Hartnett (Mar. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763667351). Cecily and Jamie encounter mystery and adventure when they are sent to live with their uncle in the countryside during World War II. Ages 10–up.

There Will Be Bears by Ryan Gebhart (Apr. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763665210). Tyson is determined to hunt an elk—even if it means sneaking his grandfather out of a nursing home—in this debut novel. Ages 10–up.

Boundaries: How the Mason-Dixon Line Settled a Family Feud and Divided a Nation by Sally M. Walker (Mar. 11, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-0763656126) is replete with property disputes, persecution, and ideological conflicts. Ages 10–up.

Caminar by Skila Brown (Mar. 25, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763665166). In this debut novel set in 1981 Guatemala, a boy must decide what it means to be a man during a time of war. Ages 10–up.

The Chance You Won’t Return by Annie Cardi (Apr. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763662929). Amid the usual high-school stresses, Alex worries about her mother’s delusion that she is Amelia Earhart. Ages 12–up.

Swim That Rock by John Rocco and Jay Primiano, illus. by Rocco (Apr. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763669058). A working-class teen fights to save his family’s diner after his father is lost in a fishing-boat accident. Ages 12–up.

The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf by Ambelin Kwaymullina (Apr. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763669881). In this debut fantasy, 16-year-old Ashala and other children with inexplicable abilities are seen as a threat by the government. Ages 12–up.

Breakfast Served Anytime by Sarah Combs (Apr. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763667917) is a coming-of-age debut set during one girl’s summer away at “geek camp.” Ages 12–up.

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton (Mar. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763665661). Walton’s first novel is a fantastical generational saga starring a girl born with wings. Ages 14–up.

Girls Like Us by Gail Giles (May 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763662677). Biddy and Quincy graduate from the high school special ed. program and are roommates in their first “real world” apartment. Ages 14–up.

Willow by Tonya Cherie Hegamin (Feb. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763657697). In 1848, an educated slave girl faces an inconceivable choice between bondage and freedom. Ages 14–up.

Boy on the Edge by Fridrik Erlings (Feb. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763666804). The target of relentless bullying because of his clubfoot, Henry longs to forge a new life at a home for troubled boys. Ages 14–up.

Subway Love by Nora Raleigh Baskin (May 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763668457). On the opposite subway platform, Laura glimpses a boy with a camera aimed at her, and wonders if she’ll ever see him again. Ages 14–up.

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin (Feb. 11, hardcover, $22.99, ISBN 978-0763656119) profiles six transgender or gender-neutral young adults. Ages 14–up.


Guess How Much I Love You adds Guess How Much I Love You: Look What I Can Do: A First Concepts Book by Sam McBratney, illus. by Anita Jeram (Feb. 11, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0763670641), ages up to 3. Leslie Patricelli Board Books picks up Toot (Mar. 11, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0763663216) and Tickle (Mar. 11, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0763663223) by Leslie Patricelli, up to age 3. Maisy returns in Maisy’s Placemat Doodle Book (May 13, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-0763671082), ages 2–5, and Maisy Plays Soccer (May 13, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0763672287), Maisy Goes to the Movies (Feb. 25, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0763669508), and Maisy’s World of Animals (Apr. 8, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763669898), ages 3–7, all by Lucy Cousins.

Judy Moody and Friends: Jessica Finch in Pig Trouble (Book #1) (Feb. 11, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0763657185) and Judy Moody and Friends: Rocky Zang in The Amazing Mr. Magic (Book #2) (Feb. 11, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0763657161) by Megan McDonald, illus. by Erwin Madrid, launch a series geared to newly independent readers; ages 4–6. Keepsake Cityscapes adds Rio de Janeiro: A 3D Keepsake Cityscape, illus. by Trisha Krauss (May 13, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0763670290) and Berlin: A 3D Keepsake Cityscape, illus. by Sarah McMenemy (May 27, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0763664725), ages 5–9. 3D Pocket Guides grows with Endangered Animals: A 3D Pocket Guide (Mar. 25, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0763669850) and Ocean Creatures: A 3D Pocket Guide, illus. by Sarah Young (Mar. 25, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0763668020), ages 5–9.

Judy Moody returns in Judy Moody and Stink: The Big Bad Blackout by Megan McDonald, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds (Apr. 8, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763665203), ages 6–9. Stink is back in Stink and the Shark Sleepover by Megan McDonald, illus. by Peter Reynolds (Feb. 11, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0763664749), ages 6–9. Timmy Failure carries on with Timmy Failure: Now Look What You’ve Done by Stephan Pastis (Feb. 25, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763660512), ages 8–12. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang gains Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Over the Moon by Frank Cottrell Boyce, illus. by Joe Berger (Apr. 8, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763659837), ages 9–12. Above World concludes with Horizon by Jenn Reese (Apr. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763664176), ages 10–up. Klaatu Diskos concludes with The Klaatu Terminus by Pete Hautman (Apr. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763654054), ages 12–up. And Feral continues with Feral Curse by Cynthia Leitich Smith (Feb. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763659103), ages 14–up.

Candlewick/Big Picture Press

Design Line: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles by Chris Oxlade, illus. by Mike Lemanski (Apr. 8, paper, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763671211) pays tribute to vehicles of all shapes and sizes. All ages.

The Odd One Out by Britta Teckentrup (Mar. 11, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763671273) is a seek-and-find book featuring patterned artwork and rhyming-couplet text. Ages 2–5.

Little Pear Tree by Rachel Williams, illus. by Jenny Bowers (Apr. 22, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763671266). A tiny seed grows through the seasons into a fine pear tree. Ages 2–5.

The World of Mamoko in the Year 3000 by Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski (Mar. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763671259). Readers explore the year 3000 in this wordless book. Ages 5–8.

Information Graphics: Animal Kingdom by Simon Rogers, illus. by Nicholas Blechman (Apr. 8, paper, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763671228). Facts about animals are presented as infographics. Ages 6–9.

Candlewick Entertainment


Peppa Pig pops up in Peppa Pig and the Vegetable Garden (Feb. 25, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0763669874) and Peppa Pig and the Great Vacation (May 13, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0763669867), ages 2–5. Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman adds Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman: Show’s Over (Apr. 8, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763672782) and Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman: Doggie Duties (Feb. 11, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763672775), ages 6–9. And Fizzy’s Lunch Lab whets its appetite with Fizzy’s Lunch Lab: Super Supper Throwdown (May 13, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763672799), ages 6–9.

Candlewick/Nosy Crow

Bunny Boo Has Lost Her Teddy: A Tiny Tab Book (Feb. 11, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0763672744) and Teeny Weeny Looks for His Mommy: A Tiny Tab Book (Feb. 11, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0763672737), illus. by Jannie Ho, feature chunky pull tabs. Up to age 3.

Can You Say It, Too? Moo! Moo! (Feb. 11, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0763670665) and Can You Say It, Too? Woof! Woof! (Feb. 11, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0763666057), illus. by Sebastien Braun, offer texts that encourage children who are just beginning to talk. Up to age 3.

Troll Swap by Leigh Hodgkinson (Mar. 11, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763671013). Timothy and Tabitha swap places with comical results. Ages 3–7.

Digger Dog by William Bee, illus. by Cecilia Johansson (Apr. 22, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763661625). Digger Dog tries to dig up the biggest bone in the world. Ages 3–7.

Flip Flap Farm, illus. by Axel Scheffler (Feb. 11, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-0763670672) is a collection of silly mixed-up animals. Ages 3–7.


Pip and Posy adds Pip and Posy: The Bedtime Frog, illus. by Axel Scheffler (Mar. 11, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0763670689), ages 2–5. And Mega Mix-Ups gains Magical Mix-Ups: Spells and Surprises by Marnie Edwards, illus. by Leigh Hodgkinson (July 8, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0763666101), ages 7–10.


I Spy in the Sky by Edward Gibbs (Mar. 11, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763668402). Readers look through spy holes to spot various birds. Ages 2–5.

Oh Dear, Geoffrey! by Gemma O’Neill (May 13, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763666590). A clumsy giraffe aims to stand tall. Ages 3–7.

Panda-monium at Peek Zoo by Kevin Waldron (Apr. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763666583). Peek Zoo holds an animal parade to celebrate the birth of a baby panda. Ages 3–7.

Penguin in Peril by Helen Hancocks (Feb. 11, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763671594). Three hungry cats steal a penguin to catch fish for them. Ages 3–7.

The Lion and the Mouse: Turn-and-Tell Tales by Jenny Broom, illus. by Nahta Noj (Apr. 22, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763666194). An Aesop’s fable gets a contemporary twist. Ages 3–7.

The Shadow Lantern by Teresa Flavin (July 22, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763664367). Sunni and Blaise face their most dangerous challenge yet in their third and final adventure. Ages 9–12.

Capstone Young Readers/A+ Books


Spot-It, Learn-It by Sarah Schuette adds Colors and Patterns!: A Spot-It, Learn-It Challenge (Feb. 1, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1476551098), Tons of Numbers!: A Spot-It, Learn-It Challenge (Feb. 1, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1476551104), So Many Shapes!: A Spot-It, Learn-It Challenge (Feb. 1, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1476551081), and Loads of Letters!: A Spot-It, Learn-It Challenge (Feb. 1, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1476551111), ages 4–8.

Capstone Young Readers

Eddie and Dog by Alison Brown (Feb. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1623701147). Eddie is looking for a friend who likes adventure. Ages 3–7.

Lost Little Penguin by Tracey Corderoy, illus. by Gavin Scott (Feb. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1623701161). Plip the penguin loses his favorite toy and goes out in a snowstorm to find it. Ages 3–7.

Bear’s Big Bottom by Steve Smallman, illus. by Emma Yarlett (Feb. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1623701185). Bear has little paws and a very big bottom, which gets him into big trouble. Ages 3–7.

Clara’s Crazy Curls by Helen Poole (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1623700430). Clara wishes for the tallest hair in the world. Ages 4–8.

Because I Stubbed My Toe by Shawn Byous (Feb. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1623700881). A sequence of events ensues when a boy stubs his toe. Ages 5–7.

The Guys’ Guide to Making Life More Awesome by Eric Braun (Apr. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1623700607). Readers learn a variety of hands-on activities, including how to make a movie, navigate in the wilderness, create their own Olympic events, and more. Ages 8–14.

Planning Perfect Parties: The Girls’ Guide to Fun, Fresh, Unforgettable Events by Jennifer Jones (Apr. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1623700638) suggests tips and techniques for a successful party. Ages 8–14.

Treason (Feb. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1623700522) and Plague (Feb. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1623700539) begin the Secrets and Spies series featuring teen spy/actress Beth Johnson in 17th-century London. Ages 9–12.

Suitcase of Stars by Baccalario Pierdomenico, illus. by Iacopo Bruno (Mar. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1623700393) kicks off the Enchanted Emporium series set in a mysterious curio shop that holds countless enchanted objects. Ages 9–12.

The Dark Lady by Irene Adler, illus. by Iacopo Bruno (Feb. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1623700409). A trio of not-yet-famous young detectives must solve what appears to be a mysterious murder in this first volume of the Sherlock, Lupin, and Me series. Ages 9–12.

Northwood by Brian Falkner, illus. by Donovan Bixley (Apr. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1623700836). When she attempts to rescue a mistreated dog, Cecilia Undergarment ends up stuck in the mysterious forest of Northwood. Ages 9–13.

Fashion Forward: Creating Your Look With the Best of Vintage Style by Lora Luster, Rebecca Langston-George, Elizabeth Sonneborn, and Allison Kimmel (Mar. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1623700621) offers ideas on how to wear thrift shop fashion finds and create vintage looks. Ages 9–13.


Time Together gains Time Together: Me and Mom (Mar. 1, hardcover, $8.95, ISBN 978-1479522521) and Time Together: Me and Dad (Mar. 1, hardcover, $8.95, ISBN 978-1479522538) by Maria Catherine, illus. by Pascal Campion, ages 2–6. Furry and Flo by Thomas Troupe, illus. by Stephen Gilpin, greets The Skeletons in City Park (Feb. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1623700485) and The Misplaced Mummy (Feb. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1623700478), ages 7–8. Stitch Head continues with The Ghost of Grotteskew by Guy Bass, illus. by Pete Williamson (Mar. 1, hardcover, $10.95, ISBN 978-1623700300), ages 8–11. And the Roller Girls series by Megan Sparks welcomes In a Jam (Mar. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1623700584) and Boot Camp Blues (Mar. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1623700577), ages 12–14.

Capstone Young Readers/Capstone Press


Sports Illustrated Kids Rookie Books adds Hockey Shapes (Feb. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1476535784), Hockey Patterns (Feb. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1476535807), and Hockey Counting (Feb. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1476535791) by Mark Weakland, ages 1–3. You Choose: History greets The Race to the Moon: An Interactive History Adventure by Allison Lassieur (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1476552163), ages 8–12. You Choose: Modern History welcomes The Making of the Social Network: An Interactive Modern History Adventure by Michael Burgan (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1476552194), ages 8–12. And Sports Illustrated Kids Legends in the Making gains Hockey Legends in the Making by Shane Frederick (Feb. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1476551913), Football Legends in the Making (Feb. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1476551906) and Basketball Legends in the Making (Feb. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1476551890) by Matthew Doeden, and Baseball Legends in the Making by Martin Gitlin (Feb. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1476551883), ages 8–14.

Capstone Young Readers/Capstone Press/Fact Finders


First-Person Histories adds six new titles including Diary of Sally Wister: A Colonial Quaker Girl by Sally Wister (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1476551340) and Diary of William Bircher: A Civil War Drummer by William Bircher (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1476551388), ages 8–14.

Capstone Young Readers/Capstone Press/Graphic Library


Nickolas Flux History Chronicles returns with Stake a Claim! Nickolas Flux and the California Gold Rush by Terry Collins, illus. by Dante Ginevra (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1476551487); and Night of Rebellion! Nickolas Flux and the Boston Tea Party (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1476551500) and Defend Until Death! Nickolas Flux and the Battle of the Alamo (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1476551494), both by Nelson Yomtov, illus. by Dante Ginevra, and Arrested for Witchcraft! Nickolas Flux and the Salem Witch Trails by Marissa Bolte, illus. by Dante Ginevra (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1476551517), ages 8–14.

Capstone Young Readers/Heinemann-Raintree


Animal Fairy Tales by Charlotte Guillain gains Rumplesnakeskin (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1410961181), Ratpunzel (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1410961198), Sleeping Badger by Charlotte Guillain (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1410961228), The Emperor Penguin’s New Clothes (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1410961211), and Cat and the Beanstalk (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1410961204), ages 3–7.

Capstone Young Readers/Picture Window Books

Dream Birthday (Feb. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1479531523) and The Great and Powerful (Apr. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1479531530) begin the new Krystal Ball series about a fourth-grade fortuneteller. Ages 6–8.


Hello Genius by Michael Dahl, illus. by Oriol Vidal, continues with Little Elephant Listens (Feb. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1479522897), Little Monkey Calms Down (Feb. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1479522866), Little Tiger Picks Up (Feb. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1479522880), and Little Lion Shares (Feb. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1479522873), ages 2–4. Monster Knows Manners by Connie Miller, illus. by Maira Chiodi, adds Monster Knows I’m Sorry (Feb. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1479529643), Monster Knows Table Manners (Feb. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1479529667), Monster Knows Excuse Me (Feb. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1479529650), and Monster Knows Please and Thank You (Feb. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1479529636), ages 4–7.

The Other Side of Myth welcomes Medea Tells All: A Mad, Magical Love by Eric Braun, illus. by Stephen Gilpin (Feb. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1479529582; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1479529407); Pandora Tells All: Not the Curious Kind (Feb. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1479529568; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1479529384); and Cyclops Tells All: The Way EYE See It (Feb. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1479529551; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1479529377), both by Nancy Loewen, illus. by Ryan Pentney; and Medusa Tells All: Beauty Missing, Hair Hissing by Rebecca Fjelland Davis, illus. by Stephen Gilpin (Feb. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1479529605; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1479529421), ages 4–8.

Kylie Jean is back with Green Queen by Marci Peschke, illus. by Tuesday Mourning (Feb. 1, hardcover, $8.95, ISBN 978-1479538133), ages 6–8. Pet Friends Forever greets The Pet Store Pet Show (Mar. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1479538034) and Problem Pup (Mar. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1479538027) by Diana Gallagher, illus. by Adriana Puglisi, ages 6–8. Kylie Jean Craft Queen makes the scene with Kylie Jean Craft Queen by Marne Ventura, Marci Peschke, and Mary Chambers, illus. by Tuesday Mourning (Feb. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1479529711), ages 6–9. And Zeke Meeks by D.L. Green, illus. by Josh Alves, returns in Zeke Meeks vs the Pain-in-the-Neck Pets (Apr. 1, hardcover, $8.95, ISBN 978-1479538119) and Zeke Meeks vs. His Big Phony Cousin (Apr. 1, hardcover, $8.95, ISBN 978-1479538126), ages 7–10.

Capstone Young Readers/Stone Arch Books

Benji Franklin: Kid Zillionaire by Raymond Bean, illus. by Matthew Vimislik (Feb. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1434264190) kicks off a series starring 12-year-old Benjamin “Benji” Franklin, the world’s youngest zillionaire, using his wealth for the greater good instead of selfish gain. Ages 7–10.

Jellaby by Kean Soo (Mar. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1434264206). Portia befriends a purple monster in this first book of the Jellaby series. Ages 9–11.


The Minerva Mint mystery series by Elisa Puricelli Guerra, illus. by Gabo León Bernstein, trans. by Chiara Pernigotti, debuts with The Order of the Owls (Feb. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1623700386), Merlin’s Island (Feb. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1623700676), and The Legend of Black Bart (Apr. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1623700683), ages 7–10. You Choose Stories: Scooby Doo gains The Terror of the Bigfoot Beast (Apr. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1434279262) and The Secret of the Sea Creature (Apr. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1434279255) by Laurie Sutton, The Mystery of the Maze Monster by John Sazaklis (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1434279286), and The Case of the Cheese Thief by J.E. Bright (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1434279279), all illus. by Scott Neely, ages 7–12.

Robot Racers by Axel Lewis revs up with Desert Disaster (Apr. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1434279392), Rain Forest Rampage (Apr. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1434279378), Arctic Adventure (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1434279385), and Canyon Chaos (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1434279361), ages 8–10. Tony Hawk: Live2Skate adds Rival by Blake Hoena (May 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434265623), Solo by Brandon Terrell (May 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434265616), and On Cue (Mar. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434265593) and Revive (Mar. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434265609) by Michael Steele, all illus. by Fernando Cano, ages 8–11.

Jake Maddox Girl Sports Stories rolls on with Dancing Solo (Feb. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434279309), Cheer Choice (Feb. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434279316), Softball Surprise (Feb. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434279293), and Soccer Show-Off (Feb. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434279323) by Jake Maddox, illus. by Katie Wood, ages 8–11. After Happily Ever After by Tony Bradman, illus. by Sarah Warburton, continues with The Fairy Godmother Takes a Break (Mar. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1434279613), Snow White and the Magic Mirror (Mar. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1434279569), Goldilocks and the Just Right Club (Mar. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1434279637), and Cinderella and the Mean Queen (Mar. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1434279606), ages 8–12. Hocus Pocus Hotel adds The Thirteenth Mystery by Michael Dahl, illus. by Lisa Weber (Mar. 1, hardcover, $10.95, ISBN 978-1434265098), ages 9–12. And joining Hyperspace High by Zac Harrison are Galactic Battle (Apr. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1434279347) and Space Plague (Apr. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1434279354), ages 9–12.


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Broken Worlds by Anitha Robinson (June 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1933767376). Runaway Kalli is rescued by handsome but secretive Ellis in this SF romance. Ages 13–up.

Trapped in Lunch Lady Land by David M. Simon (May 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1933767352). Josh and Patty Anne are trapped beneath their school in a world filled with cafeteria-inspired monsters. Ages 8–12.


Leo Loves Baby Time by Anna McQuinn, illus. by Ruth Hearson (Feb. 25, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1580896658). Lola’s little brother Leo attends Baby Time, where kids sing songs, play games with their parents, and make new friends. Up to age 3.

Of Course They Do! Boys and Girls Can Do Anything by Marie-Sabine Roger and Anne Sol (Mar. 11, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1580896696) debunks commonly held gender myths. Ages 2–5.

The Very Tiny Baby by Sylvie Kantorovitz (Mar. 25, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1580894456). Jacob isn’t sure about becoming an older brother, especially when the baby arrives too early and causes concern. Ages 3–7.

Music Everywhere! by Maya Ajmera, Elise Hofer Derstine, and Cynthia Pon (Feb. 25, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1570919367; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1570919374). A photographic journey around the world celebrates the joy of making music. Ages 4–8.

Prickly Rose by Shelley Gill, illus. by Judy Love (Feb. 11, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1570913563; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1570913570). Prickly Rose tries to follow in her older sister’s footsteps in this Alaskan-flavored tall tale. Ages 4–8.

Teddy Bear Addition by Barbara Barbieri McGrath, illus. by Tim Nihoff (Feb. 11, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1580894241; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1580894258). In rhyming verse, teddies add single-digit and double-digit numbers from one to 50. Ages 4–8.

Behold the Beautiful Dung Beetle by Cheryl Bardoe, illus. by Alan Marks (Mar. 11, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1580895545) explores the behavior, life cycle, and habitat of this beetle. Ages 5–8.

Feathers: Not Just for Flying by Melissa Stewart, illus. by Sarah S. Brannen (Feb. 25, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1580894302; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1580894319) features 16 different birds and the ways they use feathers. Ages 6–9.

Stone Giant: Michelangelo’s David and How He Came to Be by Jane Sutcliffe, illus. by John Shelley (Apr. 8, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1580892957). The story of how a neglected, discarded stone became a masterpiece. Ages 6–9.

Wild About Bears by Jeannie Brett (Mar. 11, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1580894180; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1580894197) profiles the world’s eight ursine species, showcasing their habits, habitats, and shared traits and behaviors. Ages 6–9.

Fractions in Disguise: A Math Adventure by Edward Einhorn, illus. by David Clark (Mar. 25, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1570917738; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1570917745). When a rare and valuable fraction goes missing, George Cornelius Factor is on the case with his trusty Reducer. Ages 7–10.

At Home in Her Tomb: Lady Dai and the Ancient Chinese Treasures of Mawangdui by Christine Liu-Perkins, illus. by Sarah S. Brannen (Apr. 8, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1580893701). The discovery of the Mawangdui tombs in China revealed many secrets of the ancient Han Dynasty, including the mummy of Lady Dai, so remarkably preserved that scientists were able to perform an autopsy more than 2,000 years after her death. Ages 9–12.

Horrors of History: Ocean of Fire: The Burning of Columbia, 1865 by T. Neill Anderson (Feb. 11, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1580895163). This fictional account is based on a controversial event of the Civil War—the burning of Columbia, S.C., after the city surrendered to Union troops. Ages 10–up.


My First Book of Baby Animals (Feb. 11, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1623540289) and My First Book of Wild Animals (Feb. 11, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1623540296) feature photos from the National Wildlife Federation conservation group. Up to age 3.

All You Need Is a Pencil: The Rainy Day Activity Book: Games, Doodling, Puzzles, and More! (Apr. 8, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1623540098) and All You Need Is a Pencil: The Stuck in a Car, Plane, or Train Activity Book: Games, Doodling, Puzzles, and More! (Apr. 8, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1623540081) by Joe Rhatigan. Activity books designed to bust boredom. Ages 7–10.

People You Gotta Meet Before You Grow Up: Get to Know the Movers and Shakers, Heroes and Hotshots in Your Hometown by Joe Rhatigan (Feb. 25, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1623540043) offers readers suggestions for getting to know the people who impact their everyday lives. Ages 7–10.

Chicago Review Press

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Junk Drawer Physics: 50 Awesome Experiments That Don’t Cost a Thing by Bobby Mercer (June 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1613749203) provides instructions for using readily available materials in a home science lab. Ages 9–up.

Earthrise: My Adventures as an Apollo 14 Astronaut by Edgar Mitchell and Ellen Mahoney (Apr. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1613749012) introduces Mitchell, the sixth person ever to walk on the Moon. Ages 12–up.


For Kids continues with World War I for Kids: A History with 21 Activities by R. Kent Rasmussen (Apr. 1, paper, $17.95, ISBN 978-1613745564) and Frank Lloyd Wright for Kids: His Life and Ideas by Kathleen Thorne-Thomsen (July 1, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1613744741), ages 9–up. Women in Action gains Reporting Under Fire: 16 Daring Women War Correspondents and Photojournalists by Kerrie Logan Hollihan (June 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1613747100) and Women Heroes of World War I16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies, and Medics by Kathryn J. Atwood (June 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1613746868), ages 12–up.

Child’s Play

Momo and Snap Are Not Friends! by Airlie Anderson (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1846436031). A competitive relationship between a crocodile and a monkey turns into a supportive one. Ages 3–7.

The Great Googly Moogly by Courtney Dicmas (July 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1846436406). Stella aims to catch the Great Googly Moogly, a giant fish of legend. Ages 3–7.

Grandma by Jessica Shepherd (July 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1846436024) In his own words, Oscar explains why Grandma needs to go into a care facility. Ages 3–7.

The Flower by John Light, illus. by Lisa Evans (Apr. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1846430701). When Brigg finds a book in the library labeled “Do Not Read,” he cannot resist taking it home. Ages 3–7.

It’s Not Yours, It’s Mine! by Susanna Moores (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1846436000). Blieka the bunny does not want to share a favorite toy. Ages 3–7.

The Acrobat by Alborozo (May 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1846436345). An acrobat leaves the circus in search of a new audience. Ages 3–7.



Choose Your Own Adventure Dragonlarks suits up for Space Pup (June 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1937133436) and Gus vs. the Robot King (July 25, paper, $7.99, 978-1937133-44-3) by R.A. Montgomery, illus. by Keith Newton, ages 5–8.


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Baby Caillou is back with Baby Caillou: My Very First Books: All Clean! & Nap Time by Pierre Brignaud (May 13, kit, $12.99, ISBN 978-2897180751), up to age 2. Hand in Hand continues with Caillou Meets a Princess by Christine L’Heureux, illus. by Pierre Brignaud (June 10, hardcover, $5.99, ISBN 978-2897181147) and Caillou: Sometimes Moms Get Angry by Christine L’Heureux, illus. by Pierre Brignaud (June 10, hardcover, $5.99, ISBN 978-2897181161), ages 2–up. Caillou returns with Caillou: The Birthday Party by Claire St-Onge, illus. by Eric Sévigny (Apr. 15, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-2897181222), ages 3–up. And Clubhouse adds Caillou: Accidents Happen by Anne Paradis, illus. by Eric Sévigny (May 13, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-2897181208), ages 3–up.


Daddy Wrong Legs by Nina Laden (Mar. 4, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1452115283). Readers can mix and match the split pages to create all kinds of fathers. Up to age 2.

We’re Going to the Farmers’ Market by Stefan Page (Mar. 4, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1452118345). Baskets of fresh fruits and vegetables from the famers’ market provide the ingredients for a feast. Up to age 2.

Peek-A-Zoo! by Nina Laden (Mar. 4, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1452111759) is an animal guessing-game companion book to Peek-A-Who? Up to age 4.

Two Hands to Love You by Diane Adams, illus. by Paige Kaiser (Mar. 25, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0811877978) celebrates some of the ways that loved ones help children on their way. Ages 2–4.

The Great Day by Taro Gomi (Mar. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1452111254) depicts the fun of a child’s very busy day, as he jumps, runs, and plays from morning to night. Ages 2–4.

Creature Numbers (Mar. 4, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1452116679) and Creature Colors (Mar. 4, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1452116686) are concept books featuring animals from around the globe. Ages 2–4.

Cat Says Meow: And Other Animalopoeia by Michael Arndt (Mar. 4, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1452112343) features animals and the sounds they make. Ages 3–5.

Green Is a Chile Pepper: A Book of Colors by Roseanne Thong, illus. by John Parra (Feb. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1452102030). Children discover a world of colors: red is spices and swirling skirts, yellow is masa, tortillas, and sweet corn cake. Ages 3–5.

Planet Kindergarten by Sue Ganz-Schmitt, illus. by Shane Prigmore (May 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1452118932). The hero of this book navigates a strange new world: kindergarten. Ages 3–5.

Run, Dog! by Cecile Boyer (Mar. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1452127088). Wherever a buoyant red ball goes, a dog follows close behind. Ages 3–5.

Here Comes Destructosaurus! by Aaron Reynolds, illus. by Jeremy Tankard (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1452124544) imagines a toddler’s meltdown as the force of an angry dinosaur on the loose. Ages 3–5.

Lately Lily: The Adventures of a Travelling Girl by Micah Player (May 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1452115252). Globetrotting Lily goes on enviable adventures with her best friend, Zeborah. Ages 3–5.

What’s in Your Purse? by Abigail Samoun, illus. by Nathalie Dion (Mar. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1452117010) is a novelty title allowing readers to peek in at the contents of five different pocketbooks. Ages 3–up.

Busy Bunny Days: In the Town, On the Farm & At the Port by Britta Teckentrup (Feb. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1452117003) is a seek-and-find book following the adventures of the busy Bunny family. Ages 4–8.

At the Same Moment, Around the World by Clotilde Perrin (Mar. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1452122083). Readers travel east from the Greenwich meridian, with each page portraying an activity in one of 24 time zones. Ages 5–8.

Jumping Jack by Germano Zullo, illus. by Albertine (May 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1452131528). The tale of Jumping Jack, a champion show-jumping horse whose partnership with his rider has earned him international fame. Ages 5–8.

The Open Ocean by Bernadette Gervais and Francesco Pittau (Apr. 8, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1452127019) is a lift-the-flap guessing game spotlighting marine life. Ages 5–8.

PhotoPlay!: Doodle. Design. Draw. by M.J. Bronstein (Mar. 4, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1452123417). A series of photos and story starters encourage readers to fill in adventures. Ages 5–up.

I Didn’t Do My Homework Because... by Benjamin Chaud and Davide Cali (Mar. 4, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1452125510) showcases a long list of elaborate excuses. Ages 6–9.

Lately Lily Sunny Yellow Suitcase: Games, Activities, Stickers, and Fun with the Travelling Girl! by Micah Player (May 6, kit, $14.99, ISBN 978-1452116709) includes a booklet with travel tips, games, and doodle ideas. Ages 6–up.

Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere by Julie T. Lamana (Apr. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1452124568). As Armani’s 10th birthday approaches, so does Hurricane Katrina. Ages 8–12.

The Meaning of Maggie by Megan Jean Sovern (May 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1452110219). Maggie decides to write a memoir of the past year of her life, and it includes learning why her father is in a wheelchair. Ages 8–12.

Tortilla Sun by Jennifer Cervantes (Apr. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1452131504). Twelve-year-old Izzy discovers long-buried secrets when she spends the summer in her Nana’s remote New Mexico village. Ages 8–12.

Always Emily by Michaela MacColl (Apr. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1452111742) imagines young Brontë sisters Emily and Charlotte as amateur detectives as well as aspiring novelists. Ages 12–up.

The Falconer: Book 1 by Elizabeth May (May 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1452114231) launches a YA fantasy trilogy about a girl in 19th-century Scotland who learns she is a Falconer, last in a line of female warriors who protect the world from the faery population. Ages 14–up.

Going Over by Beth Kephart (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1452124575) is a romance set in the divided city of 1983 Berlin. Ages 14–up.


You Are My Baby welcomes You Are My Baby: Ocean (Mar. 25, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1452126500) and You Are My Baby: Garden (Mar. 25, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1452126494) by Lorena Siminovich, up to age 2. TouchThinkLearn adds TouchThinkLearn: Numbers (Apr. 15, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-1452117249) and TouchThinkLearn: Shapes (Apr. 15, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-1452117270) by Xavier Deneux, up to age 2. And Finger Puppet Books rolls along with Little Dog: Finger Puppet Book (Mar. 4, novelty, $6.99, ISBN 978-1452129150) and Little Sea Turtle: Finger Puppet Book (Mar. 18, novelty, $6.99, ISBN 978-1452129136), up to age 2.


Jojo’s First Word Book by Xavier Deneux (Mar. 25, board book, $16.99, ISBN 978-2848019437) contains almost 200 objects to spot and name. Ages 1–4.

A Tree for All Seasons by Maryse Guittet (Mar. 25, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-2848019451) is a die-cut book with flaps that showcases a tree throughout the year. Ages 1–6.

Presto Change-O: A Book of Animal Magic by Édouard Manceau (Mar. 25, novelty, $16.99, ISBN 978-2848019444) invites readers to manipulate the pages to transform everyday objects into animals. Ages 3–9.

The Ultimate Book of Vehicles: From Around the World by Anne-Sophie Baumann and Didier Balicevic (Mar. 25, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-2848019420). Readers can explore more than 100 vehicles using flaps, popups, pull-tabs, and rotating wheels. Ages 4–9.

Cinco Puntos Press

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The Black Butterfly by Shirley Reva Vernick (May 6, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1935955795; paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1935955801). Penny finds some ghosts, a boyfriend, and adventure during winter vacation at the Black Butterfly inn. Ages 13–17.

Pig Park by Claudia Guadalupe Martinez (July 8, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1935955764; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1935955771). Sixteen-year-old Masi tries to save her family’s bakery, one of the few surviving shops in her neighborhood. Ages 13–17.

Clavis Books

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Again, Mommy! (May 13, board book, $10.95, ISBN 978-1605371825) and Higher, Daddy! (May 13, board book, $10.95, ISBN 978-1605371818) by Mack celebrate parent-child play. Ages 1–3.

Sarah on the Potty by Pauline Oud (May 13, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1605371757). Sarah reaches an important milestone. Ages 2–4.

Lullaby for Baby Bear by Parastou Haghi (May 13, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1605371900) is a bedtime story. Ages 2–5.

The Night Tiger by Guido Van Genechten (May 13, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1605371887). A child finds a way to deal with the tigers (i.e. bad dreams) that disturb his sleep. Ages 2–5.

Teachers and What They Do (May 13, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1605371801) and Chefs and What They Do (May 13, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1605371795) by Liesbet Slegers offer a look at these professions. Ages 2–5.

Meow! Katie’s Big Book of Animals by Liesbet Slegers (May 13, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1605371894) introduces pets, farm animals, and dangerous creatures. Ages 2–5.

Ian Is Moving by Pauline Oud (May 13, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1605371740). A boy and his parents move into a new home. Ages 3–5.

Whose Hat is That? by Anita Bijsterbosch (Apr. 15, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1605371856). The animals try to figure out whose hat has been blowing around in the wind; it looks good on everyone. Ages 3–6.

The Cuddle Dragon by Axel Janssens (May 13, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1605371849). A boy’s friend helps him face the fear of strange noises in the night at his birthday sleepover. Ages 4–7.

All About Wild Animals by Mack (June 10, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1605371832) showcases photos, illustrations, and lighthearted facts. Ages 5–8.


Day to Day Board Books adds Spring Joy (Apr. 15, board book, $5.95, ISBN 978-1605371658) and Summer Beach Day (Apr. 15, board book, $5.95, ISBN 978-1605371665) by Liesbet Slegers, ages 1–3. Odd One Out by Guido Van Genechten gains 8 9 10 (Apr. 15, board book, $12.95, ISBN 978-1605371870) and Happy Angry Sad (May 13, board book, $12.95, ISBN 978-1605371863), ages 1–4. And Want to Know greets All About Dogs by Jozua Douglas, illus. by Hiky Helmatel (July 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1605371788) and Volcanoes by Pierre Winters, illus. by Margot Sendon (July 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1605371771), ages 5–8.

Coteau Books

(Dist. by Orca)

Song of the Sword: The Shards of Excalibur Book 1 by Edward Willett (May 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1550505801). Ariane inherits the power of the Lady of the Lake and must find the scattered shards of Excalibur before her nemesis, Merlin, in this series starter. Ages 12–15.

The Comic Book War by Jacqueline Guest (May 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1550505825). Robert is convinced that supernatural comic-book heroes are protecting his brothers, who are fighting the war overseas. Ages 13–15.


Disaster Strikes continues with Red River Raging: Disaster Strikes Book 8 by Penny Draper (May 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1550505849), ages 9–12.

Crabtree Publishing


Tadpoles: Fairytale Twists rolls along with Three Little Pigs and the New Neighbor by Andy Blackford (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778704829), Jack and the Bean Pie by Laura North and Mike Phillips (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778704492), Little Bad Riding Hood by Julia Jarman and Jane Cope (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778704508), Princess and the Frozen Peas by Laura North and Joelle Dreidemy (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778704812), Sleeping Beauty 100 Years Later by Laura North and Gary Northfield (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778704799), Cinderella’s Big Foot by Laura North and Martin Remphry (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778704485), Lovely Duckling by Penny Dolan and David Boyle (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778704805), and Princess Frog by Enid Richemont (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778704522), ages 5–8.

Craigmore Creations

(Dist. by Partners Book Distributing)

Alex the Ant Goes to the Beach by Eric Wayne Dickey, illus. by Abbey Paccia (June 20, hardcover, $21.99, ISBN 978-1940052083). In this introduction to the ecology of ants, Alex the ant aspires to be a great scout for Queen Aziza. Ages 5–up.


Little Naturalist grows with Tracks Count: A Guide to Counting Animal Prints by Steve Engel, illus. by Alexander Petersen (May 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1940052076), ages 4–up.

Creative Editions

A Seed Needs Sun by Kate Riggs, illus. by Fiammetta Dogi (Apr. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1568462547) provides a foundational introduction to the growth process of a plant. Ages 2–up.

How Fast Can You Go? by Kate Riggs, illus. by Nate Williams (Apr. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1568462530) looks at six modes of transportation, from bicycle to rocket. Ages 2–up.

If by Rudyard Kipling, illus. by Giovannia Manna (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1568462592) is a picture book edition of the 1909 poem Kipling wrote for his then 12-year-old son, John. Ages 10–up.

Creston Books

(Dist. by PGW)

Don’t Turn the Page! by Rachelle Burk, illus. by Julie Downing (June 10, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1939547064). A bedtime story within a bedtime story tucks into bed both little hedgehogs and bears. Ages 3–8.

Cock-a-Doodle-Oops! by Lori Degman, illus. by Deborah Zemke (May 13, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1939547071). Various farm animals try to replace the vacationing rooster while the farmer sleeps on. Ages 3–9.

Minnie and Moo: Hooves of Fire by Denys Cazet (July 15, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1939547088). Minnie and Moo put on a talent show featuring songs, dance, original poetry, magic, and a theft or two. Ages 6–11.

Blood Diaries: Tales of a 6th-Grade Vampire by Marissa Moss (May 13, hardcover, $13.00, ISBN 978-1939547057). An illustrated novel introducing Edgar, who finds middle school tough and being a vampire even tougher. Ages 8–12.

Cuento de Luz

(Dist. by Legato)

It’s a Gift! by Gabriela Keselman, illus. by Nora Hilb (May 13, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-8415784920). When his friends are out of sorts, Duckling sets things to rights. Ages 3–up.

The Night of the Noises/The Noises of the Night by Mar Pavon, illus. by Maria Jose Olavarria (June 10, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-8415784975). Two versions of the same story address children’s fear of the dark. Ages 4–up.

The Box of Holes by Carmen Gil, illus. by Mónica Carretero (Apr. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-8415784401). With her imagination, Andrea turns a seemingly useless box of holes into colorful characters and stories. Ages 4–up.

Ivan’s Fear by Ariel Andrés Almada, illus. by Cha Coco (June 10, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-8415784289). An unexpected visitor may be able to help Ivan overcome his deepest fears. Ages 5–up.

The Things in the Air by Carmen Gil, illus. by Omar Alberto Turcios (May 13, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-8415784043). The Sparkling Elves must not let the Snooty Witches take away the bright Things in the Air. Ages 5–up.

The Gardener’s Surprise by Carla Balzaretti, illus. by Sonja Wimmer (May 13, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-8415784609) combines the idea of following one’s passion with an anti-war message. Ages 5–up.

Walking Eagle: The Little Comanche Boy by Ana Eulate, illus. by Nivola Uya (Apr. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-8415784364). A boy with a gift for storytelling creates bonds between different tribes. Ages 6–up.

Dawn Publications

Seashells by the Seashore by Marianne Berkes, illus. by Robert Noreika (Mar. 1, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1584694892). This counting story introduces 10 common shells. Ages 2–4.

On Kiki’s Reef by Carol Malnor, illus. by Trina L. Hunner (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1584694762; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1584694779). Kiki the baby sea turtle adopts a busy coral reef as her new home and discovers fish of all sizes. Ages 4–10.

Swamp Where Gator Hides by Marianne Berkes, illus. by Roberta Baird (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1584694700; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1584694717). What happens to the duck, the turtle, the egret, and the other swamp critters when the gator makes his move? Ages 4–10.

Mouse and the Meadow by Chad Wallace (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1584694816; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1584694823). A mouse meets a variety of creatures, some kind, some wise, and some hungry for a mouse lunch, when he explores the meadow. Ages 4–10.

Digital Leaf Limited

(Dist. by Midpoint)

Stop That Barking, Nina! by Anita Pouroulis (Feb. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1909428218) kicks off the Jules, Nina, and George series about a girl and her two dogs. Ages 3–7.

The Big Splash by A.H. Benjamin, illus. by Jon Lycett-Smith (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1909428317). Squirrel, Fox, Possum, Beaver, and Hare face the creature that scares them. Ages 3–7.

So What! by Tracey Trussell, illus. by Neil Price (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1909428195). Daisy deals with an emotional bully on the playground. Ages 3–7.

Landing on My Feet: The Adventures of Poohka the Cat by Adelaide Godwin, illus. by Alice Prior (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1909428232). Poohka must find his way home after he’s swept up by the garbage truck and dumped many miles away. Ages 8–12.


Alonzo the Chicken is back in Alonzo and the Meteorite by Debbie Kelly, illus. by Monika Filipina Trzpil (Mar. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1909428270), ages 6–9.


Wazdot? by Michael Slack (July 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423183471). A space alien uses his trusty decoder beam to explore a very strange world: Earth. Up to age 2.

I Love My Daddy by Giles Andreae, illus. by Emma Dodd (Apr. 22, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1423199700) spotlights the special relationship between father and child. Up to age 2.

Squid Kid the Magnificent by Lynne Berry, illus. by Luke LaMarca (July 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423161196). The title character performs the biggest, best magical act on the seven seas—that is, if his sister doesn’t steal the show. Ages 3–5.

Number One Sam by Greg Pizzoli (May 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423171119). Sam loves racing cars, and he loves being first—but what happens when things don’t go his way? Ages 3–5.

Daddy’s Zigzagging Bedtime Story by Alan Lawrence Sitomer, illus. by Abby Carter (Apr. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423184201) stars a truck-driving princess, space aliens who burp fire, and Kung Fu pigs. Ages 3–5.

Oliver and His Egg by Paul Schmid (July 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1423175735). To Oliver, a rock can be almost anything—even a dinosaur. Ages 3–5.

Chengdu Could Not, Would Not, Fall Asleep by Barney Saltzberg (Apr. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423167211). A panda tosses and turns high in a tree till he finds the perfect resting spot. Ages 3–5.

Dog Days of School by Kelly DiPucchio, illus. by Brian Biggs (June 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0786854936). A boy who envies his dog’s simple life, with no school, and no worries, makes a wish to trade places. Ages 6–8.

The First Book of Ore: The Foundry’s Edge by Benny Zelkowicz and Cameron Baity, illus. by John Foster (Apr. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423162278). In the debut of the Mechanique series, Phoebe and her father, an engineer for global metal giant The Foundry, are abducted to a strange world of living metal. Ages 8–12.

Cupcake Cousins by Kate Hannigan, illus. by Brooke Boynton Hughes (May 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423178309). Cousins Delia and Willow star in the tale of a family wedding week full of mishaps and tasty baked goods. Ages 8–12.

Circa Now by Amber McRee Turner (May 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423176398). Twelve-year-old Circa discovers unusual links among her father’s death, a mysterious boy who shows up on her doorstep, and the digitally restored photos she and her father were working on before he died. Ages 8–12.

Quinny & Hopper by Adriana Brad Schanen, illus. by Greg Swearingen (June 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1423178293). Opposites and unlikely best friends face the challenges of third grade. Ages 8–12.

Gaijin: American Prisoner of War by Matt Faulkner (Apr. 15, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1423137351) is a graphic novel about a Japanese-American boy’s internment during World War II. Ages 8–12.

Caged Warrior by Alan Lawrence Sitomer (May 13, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1423171249). An impoverished Detroit boy wants to break away from fighting on the mixed martial arts circuit and from his violent father to make a better life for himself and his young sister. Ages 10–14.

Across a War-Tossed Sea by L.M. Elliott (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423157557). Two British brothers adjust to life in Virginia after escaping the Blitz during World War II in this companion novel to Under a War-Torn Sky. Ages 10–14.

Frenzy by Robert Lettrick (Apr. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423185383). When a new form of rabies infects all the animals at Camp Harmony, there is only one thing to do—run. Ages 10–14.

Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Apr. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423175124) is a thriller about a girl trying to remember what happened the night she disappeared with her still-missing best friend. Ages 12–up.

Welcome to the Dark House by Laurie Stolarz (July 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423181729) begins the Dark House series featuring teens on the set of a horror film, facing their real-world fears. Ages 12–up.

Dark Metropolis by Jaclyn Dolamore (June 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423163329) is a thriller set in a dangerous city that’s home to 16-year-old Thea and her cursed mother. Ages 12–up.

Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne (July 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423176381). In this debut fantasy, a streetwise girl and a palace knight join forces to survive. Ages 12–up.

V Is for Villain by Peter Moore (May 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423157496). Brad must choose a side when he’s pulled into a world of family secrets and high-stakes battles. Ages 12–up.

Far from You by Tess Sharpe (Apr. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423184621). Sophie tries to find her best friend’s killer while everyone thinks Sophie is partially to blame for the murder. Ages 14–up.

The Ring and the Crown by Melissa de la Cruz (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423157427) launches a fantasy series featuring romance and intrigue in an alternate London. Ages 14–up.


Punkydoos returns for The Punkydoos Take the Stage by Jennifer Jackson, illus. by Dan Andreasen (July 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423143390), ages 3–5. Dinosaur vs. rolls on with Dinosaur vs. School by Bob Shea (June 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423160878), ages 3–5. Pigeon is back in The Pigeon Needs a Bath! by Mo Willems (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423190875), ages 3–5. Elephant and Piggie adds My New Friend Is So Fun! by Mo Willems (June 3, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1423179580), ages 6–8. Thicker Than Water by Bruce Hale, illus. by Brandon Dorman (June 24, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1423168515), ages 8–12, is the newest School for S.P.I.E.S. novel. The Odd Squad: King Karl by Michael Fry (June 24, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1423199588), ages 8–12, joins The Odd Squad. Kate Walden reappears in Kate Walden Directs by Julie Mata (May 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423194590), ages 8–12. The Tribe welcomes Camp Cannibal by Clay Chapman (Apr. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423152224), ages 8–12. The Classroom gains Trick Out My School! by Robin Mellom, illus. by Stephen Gilpin (June 17, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1423150657), ages 9–12.Artemis Fowl rolls on with The Opal Deception Graphic Novel by Andrew Donkin and Eoin Colfer, illus. by Giovanni Rigano and Paolo Lamanna (July 15, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1423145288; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1423145493), ages 10–14.

Kingdom Keepers greets Kingdom Keepers VII: The Insider by Ridley Pearson (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423164906), ages 10–14. Trash Can Days continues with Trash Can Nights by Teddy Steinkellner (July 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423169239), ages 10–14. Project Paper Doll adds Project Paper Doll: The Hunt by Stacey Kade (Apr. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423153290), ages 12–up. The Rules welcomes The Rules for Breaking by Ashley Elston (May 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423168980), ages 12–up. Mercy adds Muse by Rebecca Lim (May 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423145219), ages 13–up. New to the Nantucket Blue series by Leila Howland is Nantucket Red (May 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423160953), ages 14–up. Shadowlands continues with Endless by Kate Brian (July 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423164852), ages 14–up.

Disney/Marvel Press

Marvel Spider-Man Read-and-Listen Storybook (Apr. 1, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1484704325) features six stories and a read-along e-book. Ages 6–8.

Marvel Super Adventures: Read-and-Play Storybook (Apr. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1484704356) includes four stories and a Spider-Man app. Ages 6–8.

Spider-Man Take-Along Tales (Apr. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1423199151). The web-slinger faces off against six of his deadliest enemies. Ages 6–8.

Guardians of the Galaxy by Tomas Palacios (July 1, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1423197607; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1423197393) is the story of a futuristic ragtag team of Super Heroes who band together to protect the galaxy from danger. Ages 8–12.


World of Reading welcomes Guardians of the Galaxy: These Are the Guardians of the Galaxy: World of Reading Level 1 by Tomas Palacios (July 1, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1484700648), and Thor: This Is Thor: Level 1 (May 6, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1484712689), ages 3–5; and Guardians of the Galaxy: The Story of the Guardians of the Galaxy: Level 2 by Clarissa S. Wong (July 1, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1484700655), Amazing Spider-Man 2: Fully Charged: Level 2 by Brittany Candau (Apr. 1, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423197546), X-Men: Days of Future Past: Level 3 by Thomas Macri (Apr. 22, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423172130), and Spidey’s New Costume by Thomas Macri, illus. by Pat Olliffe (Apr. 1, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423154105), ages 6–8.

Origin Story greets Marvel The X-Men by Rich Thomas Jr., illus. by Pat Olliffe (Apr. 22, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1423172260) and Guardians of the Galaxy: An Origin Story by Tomas Palacios (July 1, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1484700549), ages 6–8. New Marvel Heroes Chapter Books are Spider-Man: Attack of the Heroe (Apr. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1423143017) and Captain America: The Tomorrow Army (July 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1423143031) by Rich Thomas Jr., ages 6–8.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 gains the following tie-in titles to the forthcoming feature film: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Movie Storybook (Apr. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1423197577); Amazing Spider-Man 2: Spider-Man vs. Electro by Brittany Candau (Apr. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1484705360), ages 6–8; and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Junior Novel by Brittany Candau (Apr. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1423197584) and Amazing Spider-Man 2: The Oscorp Files (Apr. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1484700518), ages 8–12.

Disney Press

Planes: Fire & Rescue: Dusty’s Big Job (June 3, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-1484706541). This story starring Dusty Crophopper includes a mobile app. Ages 3–5.

Mickey and Minnie Read-and-Listen Storybook (June 17, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1484704363) bundles a storybook with a bonus e-book. Ages 6–8.

Disney Princess Royal Treasury: Read-and-Play Storybook (July 29, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1484704349) packages four stories about Cinderella, Ariel, Rapunzel, and Tiana, and includes a mobile app. Ages 6–8.

Disney Princess Sleeping Beauty Read-and-Sing Storybook (July 29, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1484704318) and Disney Princess Tangled Read-and-Sing Storybook (July 29, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1484708439) include three downloadable songs. Ages 6–8.

Meet the Planes (June 3, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1423175674) features characters from the movie Planes. Ages 6–8.

Junior Encyclopedia of Animated Characters (June 3, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1423189145) is a guide to more than 150 Disney and Disney•Pixar characters. Ages 6–8.

Mickey & Friends: Mickey’s Spooky Night (July 22, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-1484708415). The mouse decorates his whole house for Halloween in this book that includes a mobile app. Ages 6–8.

The Minnie & Friends Cookbook by Cynthia Littlefield and Joanne Schmaltz (Apr. 15, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1423167563) includes recipes for French toast, polka-dot fruit sundaes, and more. Ages 6–8.

Space Mountain: A Graphic Novel by Bryan Q. Miller, illus. by Kelley Jones (May 6, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1423183754; paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1423162292) is an adventure story of two kids, a miniature flying saucer, and a trip into a twisted tomorrow. Ages 8–12.

The Curse of Maleficent: The Tale of a Sleeping Beauty (Apr. 29, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1423197515). This illustrated middle-grade novel is inspired by Aurora’s story in the forthcoming Maleficent film. Ages 8–12.

Walt Disney: Drawn from Imagination (July 15, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1423196471) is an official biography of Walt Disney. Ages 8–12.

The Waterfire Saga, Book One: Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly (May 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423133162). The first in a series of four tales set in the depths of the ocean, where six mermaids seek to protect and save their hidden world. Ages 10–14.

The Beast Within: A Tale of Beauty’s Prince by Serena Valentino (July 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423159124) offers a new take on the Beauty and the Beast story. Ages 10–14.

Maleficent (Apr. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423185437) is a deluxe novelization of the new film. Ages 10–14.

Frankenweenie: A Graphic Novel by Tim Burton, illus. by Helen Chen (May 6, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1423176589) features artwork rendered by the makers of the 2012 film. Ages 10–14.


5-Minute Stories adds 5-Minute Spooky Stories (July 22, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1423189152), ages 3–5. Doc McStuffins continues with Doc McStuffins: Out of the Box (May 20, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1423180920) and Doc McStuffins: Doc’s Mobile Clinic (June 3, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1423194200) by Marcy Kelman, Doc McStuffins: Stuffy’s Colorful Cure (July 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1484707661), and Doc McStuffins: Time for Your Checkup! (May 6, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1423199564), ages 3–5. Joining Jake and the Never Land Pirates are Pirate Island Adventure (July 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1484707616), Cubby’s Mixed-Up Map by Sheila Sweeny Higginson (May 20, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1423194231), After a While, Crocodile by Melinda LaRose (June 24, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423183877), Sailing the Never Sea by Marcy Kelman (July 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1423194347), and Follow That Sound! (Includes Mobile App) (May 20, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-1484706589), ages 3–5.

Sofia the First is back in Sofia’s Magic Lesson by Sarah Nathan (May 6, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423198543), The Royal Slumber Party (Includes Mobile App) (May 20, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-1484706817), and Princesses to the Rescue! (Includes Digital Song) by Catherine Hapka, illus. by Grace Lee (June 3, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1423194316), ages 3–5. Minnie returns in Minnie in Paris (Includes E-book) by Sheila Sweeny Higginson, illus. by Mike Wall (May 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423184003), Bow-Toons: Trouble Times Two (Includes Mobile App) (May 20, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-1484705414), and Wishing on a Bow by Sheila Sweeny Higginson (June 3, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423194262), ages 3–5.

World of Reading grows with Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Pirate Campout: Level 1 (June 10, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423183983), Doc McStuffins: Starry, Starry Night: Level 1 (May 6, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423194194), Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Minnie’s Summer Vacation: Pre-Level 1 (May 6, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423198024) by William Scollon, Sofia the First: Just One of the Princes Level 1 by Jill Baer (June 3, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423194323), and Sofia the First: Blue Ribbon Bunny: Level 1 by Sarah Nathan June 3, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423171584), ages 3–5. Storybook Collection greets Walt Disney’s Classic Storybook (Volume 3) (June 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423194149), ages 3–5.

Read-Along Storybook and CD continues with Disney Princess: Sleeping Beauty Read-Along Storybook and CD (July 29, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1423198949), ages 3–5. Planes: Fire & Rescue (Read-Along Storybook & CD) (June 3, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1423178798), and Cars/Planes: Fly-and-Drive Read-Along Storybook and CD (Includes E-book) (June 3, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1484706565), ages 6–8. Gravity Falls Chapter Books grows with Gravity Falls: Pining Away (July 22, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1484711392), ages 6–8. Jessie Junior Novels continues with Jessie: Livin’ the Life (July 22, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1423184119), ages 8–12. W.A.R.P. welcomes W.A.R.P. Book 2: The Hangman’s Revolution by Eoin Colfer (June 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423161639), ages 12–up. And Enemy continues with The Fallen by Charlie Higson (June 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423165668), ages 14–up.

DK/DK Children

Little Hide and Seek: Colors (Apr. 21, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1465419927). A new color is introduced on every page. Ages 1–3.

Girls’ Noisy Potty Book (Apr. 21, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1465416636) and Boys’ Noisy Potty Book (Apr. 21, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1465416643) contain photography, vocabulary, novelty elements, and potty training tips for parents. Ages 1–3.

Animal Alphabet (Mar. 17, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1465417541) is an animal-themed lift-the-flap concept book. Ages 3–5.

Amazing Giant Sea Creatures (June 16, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1465419019) combines life-like illustrations with charts about what animals eat, how they hide, and who their neighbors are. Ages 4–6.

Disney Planes: Fire and Rescue: The Essential Guide (June 3, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1465420220). Dusty and friends travel the skies to fight fires in this companion to the forthcoming movie Planes: Fire and Rescue. Ages 5–8.

Stars and Planets: Glow in the Dark (Feb. 17, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1465414205) features die-cuts, a poster, and a sheet of glow-in-the-dark stickers. Ages 5–8.

Great Things to Do Outside (Feb. 17, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1465416858) suggests outdoor activities including bird watching and hunting for fossils. Ages 5–10.

Children’s Illustrated Dictionary (May 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1465420206) features thousands of entries, color photography, and illustrations. Ages 5–10.

Mommy and Me Craft (Mar. 17, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1465416575) introduces kids to crafting, knitting, sewing, and crocheting. Ages 5–10.

Did You Know?: Amazing Answers to the Questions Children Ask (July 21, hardcover, $21.99, ISBN 978-1465420459) brings nature, science, history, and geography to life with 3-D digital illustrations. Ages 6–8.

Disney Infinity: The Essential Guide (Feb. 17, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1465416681) is a guide to the video game featuring Disney and Pixar characters. Ages 6–12.

Skylanders Universe: The Skylander Chronicles (June 16, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1465421296). A compendium of fun facts and information about this video game. Ages 7–9.

Science: A Visual Encyclopedia (July 21, hardcover, $29.99, ISBN 978-1465420466) tackles curriculum topics including biology, chemistry, and physics, and introduces children to the world of science around them. Ages 7–12.

Amazing Visual Math (June 16, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1465420176) explains such concepts as shapes, patterns, telling time, symmetry, and more via more than 50 interactive elements including pop-ups and flaps. Ages 8–10.

Children’s Book of the Movies (Mar. 17, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1465416629) provides a behind-the-scenes look at the world of moviemaking, including techniques and job descriptions. Ages 8–12.

Lego Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary: Updated and Expanded by Simon Beecroft and Jason Fry (Apr. 21, hardcover, $21.99, ISBN 978-1465419217) contains 48 additional pages and updated material throughout. Ages 8–12.

Dinosaur! (July 21, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1465420473) contains computer-generated images revealing the inner workings of dinosaurs. Ages 8–13.

All About Everything (Apr. 21, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1465417466) is an almanac containing a mix of topics, from dinosaurs and animals to history and space. Ages 9–12.

Heads Up Psychology by Marcus Weeks (Apr. 21, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1465419934). Psychological theories are explained with the help of illustrations and diagrams. Ages 13–17.


Sophie the Giraffe adds Pop-up Peekaboo Sophie! (July 21, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1465420411) and Playtime with Sophie (July 21, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1465420428), up to age 2. Feel and Find Fun greets First Words (June 16, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1465420336) and Things That Go (June 16, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1465420343), up to age 2. Touch and Feel gains Christmas (July 21, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1465420367); Toys (July 21, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1465420374), up to age 2; Bedtime (Feb. 17, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1465416933); and Birthday (Feb. 17, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1465416940), up to age 5. Pop-up Peekaboo welcomes Bedtime (June 16, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1465420350) and Tractor! (Feb. 17, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1465416650), up to age 5.

DK Readers gains nine titles, including Frogs and Toads (May 19, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1465420114; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1465420107), ages 4–6; Little Dolphin (May 19, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1465419965; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1465419972); and Playful Puppy (June 16, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1465419989; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1465419996) by Jeremy Patenaude, and Mega Machines by Deborah Lock (July 21, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1465420008; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1465420015), ages 5–7; Shark Reef by Niki Foreman (May 19, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1465420060; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1465420077); and Rain Forest Explorer by Rupert Matthews (July 21, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1465420084; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1465420091), ages 7–9.

DK Readers: Lego Friends greets Perfect Pets by Lisa Stock (Apr. 21, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1465419835; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1465419842), ages 5–7. DK Readers: Star Wars adds Can You Spot a Jedi? (Feb. 17, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1465416810; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1465416803), ages 5–7, and The Adventures of C-3PO (Feb. 17, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1465416834; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1465416827), ages 6–8. DK Readers: Lego Star Wars gains A New Hope (June 16, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1465420268; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1465420275), ages 5–7, Empire Strikes Back (June 16, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1465420282; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1465420299), ages 6–8, and Return of the Jedi (June 16, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1465420305; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1465420312), ages 7–9; all by Emma Grange.

Ultimate Sticker Collections rolls along with Disney Infinity (Feb. 17, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1465416698), Marvel: Heroes Unite! (Mar. 3, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1465416841), and Lego Star Wars: Choose Your Side! (Apr. 21, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1465419859), ages 5–10. DK Readers: Lego Legends of Chima continues with Heroes’ Quest by Heather Seabrook (Apr. 21, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1465419811; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1465419828), ages 7–9. Ultimate Factivity Collections gains eight titles, including Spider-Man (June 16, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1465416612), Dinosaurs (June 16, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1465416568), Star Wars (June 16, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1465416605), and Lego City (June 16, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1465416674), ages 7–9. New Character Encyclopedias are Lego Friends Character Encyclopedia by Catherine Saunders (June 30, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1465418944), ages 5–8; and Muppets Character Encyclopedia (Feb. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1465417480) and Spider-Man Character Encyclopedia (Mar. 31, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1465415745), ages 7–12.

DK Adventures rolls on with Galactic Mission by Richard Platt (June 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1465419781; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1465419774); Clash of the Gladiators (Apr. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1465419767; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1465419750) and The Mummy’s Curse (July 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1465419729; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1465419712) by Catherine Chambers; Ballet Academy by Lorrie Mack (July 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1465419705; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1465419699); In the Shadow of the Volcano by Caryn Jenner (June 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1465419804; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1465419798); Twister!: A Terrifying Tale of Superstorms by Samone Bos (Apr. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1465419743; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1465419736); and Star Wars: What Makes a Monster? by Adam Bray (Apr. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1465419903; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1465419910), ages 8–11.

DK Eyewitness Books relaunches with updated and redesigned books to celebrate 25 years of this series. New editions include: Ocean by Miranda MacQuitty (June 16, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1465420961; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1465420541), World War I by Simon Adams (June 16, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1465421005; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1465420589), Rocks & Minerals by R.F. Symes (June 16, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1465420985; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1465420565), Ancient Egypt by George Hart (June 16 hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1465420909; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1465420480), Cat by Juliet Clutton-Brock (June 16, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1465420923; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1465420503), and eight others, ages 8–12.

Pocket Genius welcomes Ancient Rome (May 19, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1465420138) and Dogs (May 19, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1465420145), ages 8–13.

Drawn & Quarterly/Enfant

Dist. by Macmillan)


Anna and Froga continues with Thrills, Spills, and Gooseberries by Anouk Ricard, trans. by Helge Dascher (June 17, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1770461567), ages 5–15.


(Dist. by Ingram)

Red Wolf by Jennifer Dance (Feb. 25, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1459708105). An orphaned wolf is befriended by a boy named Red Wolf in this story about the tragedy surrounding residential schools for native peoples in Canada. Ages 9–12.

The Plagues of Kondar by Lynne Kositsky (July 28, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1459709348). Arien holds the key to healing her planet in this first Trials of Kondar book. Ages 12–15.


Jonah Wiley Adventures adds Stealing Time by Anne Dublin (June 10, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1459709737), ages 9–12.

The Strange Gift of Gwendolyn Golden by Philippa Dowding (Feb. 18, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1459707351). Thirteen-year old Gwendolyn wakes up to find herself on the ceiling in this supernatural coming-of-age tale. Ages 9–12.

Duo Press

(Dist. by Legato)

Beach Babies by Puck, illus. by Violet Lemay (Apr. 15, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1938093234). A group of silly tots enjoys a day at the beach. Up to age 4.


Cool Counting Books grows with 123 Little Bugs by Puck (Apr. 15, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1938093210), up to age 4.