Curious about what books will be released in the months ahead so you can pre-order or reserve them? Then click on the months below.
Please note we have not included every book that is coming out, but rather some that caught our eye --- and that we thought should catch yours as well.
Chronicle Books | 9781452150666 | Published February 16, 2016
This collection of hilarious, wacky and imaginative drawing prompts provides endless quirky inspiration for young artists of all experience levels. Whether pondering how to sketch a zombie unicorn or filling the page with a magical (and delicious) field of cupcakes, budding artists will relish the chance to jump-start their artistic engines as they draw, sketch, imagine and create!
Holiday House | 9780823434589 | Published February 1, 2016
In this urban adventure filled with more than one hundred fifty colorful animal characters, readers may notice something funny about the bright, energetic scenes. As critters roam through the city, each spread has a clue: a huge hand, a gigantic foot, a big tail, an enormous ear...What do these clues add up to? Big Bunny the oversized balloon, that sails down the street with a smile on his big face! Spot him in the background at the museum, the library, even the toy store.
Holiday House | 9780823435654 | Published February 1, 2016
Oh no! A boy's beloved stuffed toy, Bongo, is missing. No one can help him. When he asks his abuela where Bongo is, she answers, "Yo no sé. I don't know." Mom and Dad haven't seen Bongo either. Gato just says "Meow," and runs away. When Bongo finally turns up behind Dad's drum, the problem of Bongo's whereabouts is resolved...but it doesn't answer how Bongo got there! The boy decides to set a trap to catch the Bongo thief.
Holiday House | 9780823435500 | Published February 1, 2016
Capstone Young Readers | 9781623706357 | Published February 1, 2016
The year is 1775 and 12-year-old Gabriel Cooper is an orphaned patriot stuck living in a house of loyalists. But when the boy discovers a discarded drum in the East River, he sees it as a call to leave his home in New York and join in the fight for freedom in Boston.
Schwartz & Wade | 9780385373258 | Published February 2, 2016
Master of the historical fiction picture book, Hopkinson takes readers back to Victorian England and the home of budding young artist and animal lover Beatrix Potter. When Beatrix brings home her neighbor’s pet guinea pig so that she can practice painting it, well . . . it dies! Now what?
Clarion Books | 9780544357662 | Published February 2, 2016
Two mouse friends have two distinctly different uses for leftovers. Edgar loves to build with them.
Toby loves to eat them. This makes life challenging. So Edgar sets out to find someone who will appreciate his creations as art, and not as lunch.
Balzer + Bray | 9780062377012 | Published February 2, 2016
Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued him as a kit. But one day, the unimaginable happens: Peter's dad enlists in the military and makes him return the fox to the wild. At his grandfather's house, 300 miles away from home, Peter knows he isn't where he should be --- with Pax. He strikes out on his own despite the encroaching war, spurred by love, loyalty and grief, to be reunited with his fox. Meanwhile Pax, steadfastly waiting for his boy, embarks on adventures and discoveries of his own.
Nancy Paulsen Books | 9780399172038 | Published February 2, 2016
It’s 1934, and times are tough for their family. To make a fresh start, Terpsichore’s father signs up for President Roosevelt’s Palmer Colony project, uprooting them from Wisconsin to become pioneers in Alaska. Their new home is a bit of a shock --- it’s a town still under construction in the middle of the wilderness, where the residents live in tents and share a community outhouse. Tackling its many unique challenges with her can-do attitude, Terpsichore starts making things happen to make Alaska seem more like home. Soon, she and her family are able to start settling in and enjoying their new surroundings --- everyone except her mother, that is. So, in order to stay, Terpsichore hatches a plan to convince her that it’s a wonderful --- and civilized --- place to live
Margaret K. McElderry Books | 9781481447690 | Published February 2, 2016
Lettie Peppercorn cannot go outside. Ma told her so right before Ma disappeared forever. So Lettie’s house is on stilts, and she is stuck with only the wind and a pigeon for a friend. One night a strange merchant appears. He claims to be an alchemist and he is here to sell Lettie his newest invention --- an invention called “snow.” But snow is not the only secret he holds. The alchemist knows where Lettie’s Ma is. And Lettie will do anything to get Ma back --- even if it means risking her own life.
Clarion Books | 9780544359420 | Published February 2, 2016
Leeks who believe a cow is one of Santa’s reindeer, carrots who accept an invitation to a party given by rabbits, and a leek and carrot couple whose romance precipitates total vegetable warfare are the hapless protagonists in these satiric, snarky stories. Brief text and wildly funny drawings expertly convey the quirky, madcap humor of author and artist.
Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9780553511239 | Published February 2, 2016
Captain Natick does not want to take a kitten on board his ship when it sets sail in 1847, but his daughter convinces him that the scrawny yellow cat will bring good luck. Onto the ship the kitten goes, and so begins the adventurous, cliff-hanging, lucky life of Jacob Tibbs. Along the way, Jacob will encounter loss and despair, brave thunderous storms at sea, face down a mutiny, survive on a desert island, and above all, navigate the tricky waters of shipboard life and loyalties.
Bloomsbury USA Childrens | 9781681190266 | Published February 9, 2016
In this perfect read-aloud, sure to delight kids and parents alike, a young aspiring bear spotter ventures into bear country...But coming face-to-face with the furry creatures themselves, whether black or brown, can be dangerous, and our protagonist --- accompanied by a trusty teddy bear --- might need to use some unconventional means to stay out of trouble and avoid being (gulp!) eaten.
Candlewick | 9780763674854 | Published February 9, 2016
In the world of cards, each one has a special job to do. Big Card keeps important papers in order. Tiny Card can be exchanged for a prize in an arcade. Round Card hangs out in a glamorous boutique. But is any card as lucky as Little Card? He’s going to school to become a birthday card --- in other words, to sing, play games, eat cake and be happy all day long. But wait! On the day he’s supposed to take his talents into the world, Long Card tells him there’s been a mix-up and they need to trade jobs. How can Little Card bring his exuberance into a library, a quiet place of books and rules and hushing? Offbeat and utterly endearing, this tale of a little guy who gives it all he’s got is complete with a sweet twist and a surprise ending.
Sterling Children's Books | 9781454919056 | Published February 9, 2016
Whether they fly, swim, or walk, every year billions of animals travel from one part of our planet to another. Meet these masters of migration, and follow their incredible journeys in this beautiful, fact-filled nonfiction picture book by BBC wildlife expert Chris Packham. From whales and wildebeest to butterflies and bats, you can discover each of their stories, pore over the map to see their migration routes, and uncover extra information in the “Find Out More” section.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316320429 | Published February 9, 2016
At Earth Ranch, things can get a little magical (some might say strange). Intrepid readers will discover a runaway boy, fishy cruise ship, strange cave paintings, dragon-like footprints and other mysteries that Clay and his friends need to solve. Danger, adventure, mischief, mystery, llamas and a delightfully irreverent and hilarious narrator make bestselling author Pseudonymous Bosch's anticipated new novel irresistible
Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books | 9781442406209 | Published February 9, 2016
Chronicle Books | 9781452138152 | Published February 9, 2016
Whooping Hollow bully, Bryce Billings, dares Fish Finelli and his friends to enter the one-legged whaler's long-abandoned haunted house on the night of a full moon. As they prepare for entry, they discover that if an heir to the house doesn't come forward by the end of the week, Bryce's dad will tear it down to build a resort. Determined not to let this historic (if ghost-infested!) house be destroyed, Fish and his friends decode a secret message, explore a hidden tunnel and tail a newcomer to town to determine if there really is an heir.
Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062320643 | Published February 9, 2016
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) | 9781627792080 | Published February 9, 2016
Balzer + Bray | 9780062281265 | Published February 9, 2016
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 9781481424882 | Published February 9, 2016
When an indoor calico cat named Patches spots a golden autumn leaf fluttering past her window, she can’t help but venture outside to chase it. But soon, Patches feels something tugging at her, telling her to find a special place --- one she won’t know until she sees it. Why must she go on this search? She doesn’t know yet. Along the way, Patches finds herself in dire circumstances, but with the help of the other neighborhood animals, she faces off against the scariest dog in town and continues on her journey to her special place.
Random House Books for Young Readers | 9780553497434 | Published February 9, 2016
Louise is seven years old now, which means she is super mature and ready for big responsibilities! Her BFF Stella gets to watch Clementine the Elephant, and even Ferret-Breath Fernando is trusted with errands for the ringmaster. But Louise has nada, nothing important at all to do --- until she gets her chance. She is asked to watch the three juggling chickens. Louise knows she will make a superb babysitter. Too bad Oona, Loona, and Maude have other ideas.