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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.

April 2014


Across a War-Tossed Sea by L. M. Elliott - Children's, Fiction, Historical Fiction

Disney-Hyperion | 9781423157557 | Published April 1, 2014

To escape the terror of the London Blitz, ten-year-old Wesley and fourteen-year-old Charles were evacuated from England to Virginia. But just when they think they are safe from the war, they encounter Nazis, from a nearby POW camp and U-boats torpedoing American ships off the coast. Suddenly, Charles, Wesley, and their new family must face the dangers of a foreign war too close to home.
Bad Bye, Good Bye written by Deborah Underwood, illustrated by Jonathan Bean - Children (Ages 0-6), Children (Ages 6-8), Children's, Picture

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9780547928524 | Published April 1, 2014

“Bad truck, bad guy; bad wave, bad bye . . .” A boy and his family are packing up their old home, and the morning feels scary and sad. But when he arrives at his new home, an evening of good byes awaits: bye to new friends, bye to glowing fireflies, bye to climbing trees. The New York Times bestselling author Deborah Underwood's spare text and the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winner Jonathan Bean's lush, layered illustrations perfectly capture the complex emotions of moving day. The child-centric transition from dreary morning to cheerful evening comforts young readers facing big changes of their own.

Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile by Marcia Wells - Mystery, Youth Fiction

HMH Books | 9780544238336 | Published April 1, 2014

File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents (All the Wrong Questions) by Lemony Snicket - Children's, Mystery, Youth Fiction

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316284035 | Published April 1, 2014

Paintings have been falling off of walls, a loud and loyal dog has gone missing, a specter has been seen walking the pier at midnight -- strange things are happening all over the town of Stain'd-By-The-Sea. Called upon to investigate thirteen suspicious incidents, young Lemony Snicket collects clues, questions witnesses, and cracks every case. Join the investigation and tackle the mysteries alongside Snicket, then turn to the back of the book to see the solution revealed.
Found by Salina Yoon - Children's, Picture

Walker Childrens | 9780802735591 | Published April 1, 2014

When Bear finds a lost stuffed toy bunny in the forest, he begins to worry. After all, the stuffed bunny must feel lonely and want to return safely to its owner and home! But as Bear diligently searches for the bunny’s owner, posting notices high and low, he begins to grow attached to his newfound friend. What will happen when the bunny’s owner finally comes forward? Was Bear meant to find Bunny all along? Prolific author/illustrator Salina Yoon's spare text and bright, energetic illustrations bring to life this endearing story celebrating love and friendship in many forms, reminding us that nothing is lost that is not meant to be found.

Greetings from the Graveyard (43 Old Cemetery Road) by Kate Klise - Children (Ages 9-12), Children's, Supernatural Fiction

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9780544105676 | Published April 1, 2014

The bestselling trio from Spence Mansion is launching a greeting card company called Greetings from the Graveyard. But what kind of card do you send to an ex-girlfriend who threatens to publish the love letters of Ignatius B. Grumply? And what do you send when the town of Ghastly is rocked by its first crime wave and two escaped convicts are on the loose? If you’re Olive C. Spence, you send for your old butler, T. Leeves, who arrives just in time for tea—and trouble!

Hidden: A Child's Story of the Holocaust written by Loic Dauvillier, illustrated by Greg Salsedo and Marc Lizano - Children (Ages 6-8), Children (Ages 8-10), Graphic Novel, Holocaust

First Second | 9781596438736 | Published April 1, 2014

Dounia, a grandmother, tells her granddaughter the story even her son has never heard: how, as a young Jewish girl in Paris, she was hidden away from the Nazis by a series of neighbors and friends who risked their lives to keep her alive when her parents had been taken to concentration camps.
Dounia and her mother rediscover each other as World War II  ends . . . and a young girl in present-day France becomes closer to her grandmother, who can finally, after all those years, tell her story. 
Kingdom Keepers VII: The Insider by Ridley Pearson - Children (Ages 8-10), Children (Ages 9-12), Children's, Fantasy

Disney-Hyperion | 9781423164906 | Published April 1, 2014

Deception and betrayal rock the Kingdom Keepers as the merciless group of Disney villains known as the Overtakers stage an unexpected comeback. But a discovery by the Keepers provides them with one hope of victory-a lost icon. It was believed to be gone forever. The Keepers have one last chance to preserve the heart of the Kingdom-Disneyland-from a terrifying destruction decades in the making.

London for Children by Matteo Pericoli - Illustrated , Children (Ages 6-8), Children's Nonfiction

Pan Macmillan | 9781447213130 | Published April 1, 2014

Did you know that a polar bear used to fish near the Tower of London, or that ice bowling on the frozen Thames was once popular? Enjoy a journey through London and discover its stories and secrets in this fun, dynamic timeline-style history. Two 37-foot-long, vibrant drawings with eye-opening facts; from the battles of Roman London and the Princes in the Tower, to the Gunpowder Plot and the great Victorian stink!

Baa, Moo, I Love You! by Sandra Magsamen - Children's, Picture

LB Kids | 9780316133586 | Published April 8, 2014

Learn the names of six animals and their sounds as friendly farm animals say hello to each other on each spread. Featuring sturdy tabs to turn and a die-cut handle built right into the book, this is the perfect story for little ones to read together with parents or flip through on their very own.