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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.

July 2017

Hardcover

Bubbles: A Novel by Abby Cooper - Children's 10-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) | 9780374302900 | Published July 3, 2017

Twelve-year-old Sophie Mulvaney's world has been turned upside down. Mom lost her job at the TV station and broke up with Pratik, whom Sophie adored. Her teacher is making them do a special project about risk-taking, so Sophie gets roped into doing a triathlon. And to top it all off, she's started seeing bubbles above people's heads that tell her what these people are thinking. Seeing other people's thoughts seems like it should be cool, but it's actually just stressful. What does it mean that Pratik wishes she and Mom were with him to eat dinner?

Molly's Story: A Dog's Purpose Novel by W. Bruce Cameron - Animals , Children's 8-12, Family, Family Life, Fiction

Starscape | 9780765394934 | Published July 3, 2017

Molly knows that her purpose is to take care of her girl, C.J., but it won’t be easy. Neglected by her mother, Gloria, who won’t allow her to have a dog, C.J. is going through some tough times. Molly’s job is to stay hidden in C.J.’s room, cuddle up to her at night, and protect her from bad people. And no matter what Gloria does to separate them, nothing will keep Molly away from the girl that she loves.
Serafina and the Splintered Heart (Serafina, Book 3) by Robert Beatty - Children's 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Horror, Mystery

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484775042 | Published July 3, 2017

Something has happened to Serafina. She has awoken into a darkness she does not understand, scarred from a terrible battle, only to find that life at Biltmore Estate has changed in unimaginable ways. Old friends do unthinkable things and enemies seem all around. A mysterious threat moves towards Biltmore, a force without a name, bringing with it violent storms and flooding that stands to uproot everything in its path. Serafina must uncover the truth about what has happened to her and find a way to harness her strange new powers before it's too late.
The Song From Somewhere Else Written by A. F. Harrold with illustrations by Levi Pinfold - Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | 9781681194011 | Published July 3, 2017

Frank thought her summer couldn't get any worse --- until big, weird, smelly Nick Underbridge rescues her from a bully, and she winds up at his house. Frank quickly realizes there's more to Nick than meets the eye. When she's at his house, she hears the strangest, most beautiful music, music which leads her to a mysterious, hidden door. Beyond the door are amazing creatures that she never even dreamed could be real. For the first time in forever, Frank feels happy...and she and Nick start to become friends.
Amazon Adventure: How Tiny Fish Are Saving the World's Largest Rainforest (Scientists in the Field Series) Written by Sy Montgomery with photographs by Keith Ellenbogen - Children's 10-12, Children's Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Science

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9780544352995 | Published July 4, 2017

Join the award-winning author Sy Montgomery and the photographer Keith Ellenbogen as they traverse the river and rainforest to discover how tiny fish, called piabas, can help preserve the Amazon, its animals, and the rich legacy of its people. Amazon Adventure is an eye-opening --- and ultimately hopeful --- exploration of how humanity’s practices are affecting and shaping not only the Amazon, but our entire environment.

Cosmic Commandos by Christopher Eliopoulos - Children's 8-12, Family, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Dial Books | 9781101994481 | Published July 4, 2017

Jeremy and Justin are twins, but they couldn’t be any more different from each other. Jeremy is a risk taker who likes to get his hands dirty; Justin prefers to read, focus, and get all his facts straight before jumping in. But they do have one important thing in common: They both love video games. When Jeremy wins a cereal-box charm that brings his favorite video game to life, villains and all, he finds that he’s in way over his head. Justin knows everything there is to know about the rules of the game --- he read the handbook, of course --- and Jeremy isn’t afraid to try new things.

Katana at Super Hero High (DC Super Hero Girls) by Lisa Yee - Adventure, Children's 9-12, Fiction, Science Fiction, Superhero

Random House Books for Young Readers | 9781101940686 | Published July 4, 2017

Sword-wielding Katana isn’t like most high school students --- but with classmates like Wonder Woman, Batgirl, and Supergirl, Super Hero High isn’t like most high schools! In addition to training to be a super hero, Katana also follows the noble warrior traditions of the Samurai. Now a mysterious presence has given her the responsibility of guarding a hundred ancient Samurai swords --- but why her, and for what purpose? With the help of Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Ms. Martian, and some of her other super friends, she intends to find out. 
Lights, Camera, Middle School! (Babymouse Tales from the Locker) Written by Jennifer L. Holm with illustrations by Matthew Holm - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Performing Arts

Random House Books for Young Readers | 9780399554384 | Published July 4, 2017

For Babymouse, middle school is like a monster movie. You can never be sure who’s a friend and who’s an enemy, and the halls are filled with mean-girl zombies. Instead of brains, the zombies hunger for stuff --- the perfect wedge sandals or the right shade of sparkly lip gloss --- and they expect everyone to be just like them. But Babymouse doesn’t want to fit in --- she wants to stand out! So she joins the film club to write and direct a sweeping cinematic epic. Will making the film of her dreams turn into a nightmare?
Mrs. Smith's Spy School for Girls by Beth McMullen - Adventure, Children's 9-13, Fiction, Mystery

Aladdin | 9781481490207 | Published July 4, 2017

After a botched escape plan from her boarding school, Abigail is stunned to discover the school is actually a cover for an elite spy ring called The Center, along with being training grounds for future spies. Even more shocking? Abigail’s mother is a top agent for The Center and she has gone MIA, with valuable information that many people would like to have --- at any cost. Along with a former nemesis and charming boy from her grade, Abigail goes through a crash course in Spy Training 101, often with hilarious --- and sometimes painful --- results.

Our Story Begins: Your Favorite Authors and Illustrators Share Fun, Inspiring, and Occasionally Ridiculous Things They Wrote and Drew as Kids by Elissa Brent Weissman, Kwame Alexander, Tom Angleberger, Kathi Appelt, Ashley Bryan, Tim Federle, Candace Fleming, Marla Frazee, Chris Gall, Alex Gino, Chris Grabenstein, Gordon Korman, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Thanhha Lai, Peter Lerangis, Gail Carson Levine, Grace Lin, Yuyi Morales, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, R. J. Palacio, Linda Sue Park, Dan Santat, Brian Selznick, Cynthia Leitich Smith, and Rita Williams-Garcia - Careers, Children's 8-12, Nonfiction

Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 9781481472081 | Published July 4, 2017

From award-winning author Elissa Brent Weissman comes a collection of quirky, smart, and vulnerable childhood works by some of today’s foremost children’s authors and illustrators ---revealing young talent, the storytellers they would one day become, and the creativity they inspire today. Everyone’s story begins somewhere…
The Unicorn in the Barn by Jacqueline Ogburn and Rebecca Green - Children's 10-12, Fairy Tale, Family, Family Life, Fiction

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9780544761124 | Published July 4, 2017

For years people have claimed to see a mysterious white deer in the woods around Chinaberry Creek. It always gets away. One evening, Eric Harper thinks he spots it. But a deer doesn’t have a coat that shimmers like a pearl. And a deer certainly isn’t born with an ivory horn curling from its forehead. When Eric discovers the unicorn is hurt and being taken care of by the vet next door and her daughter, Allegra, his life is transformed.
Walking with Miss Millie by Tamara Bundy - African American Interest, Children's 10+, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Prejudice , Racism

Nancy Paulsen Books | 9780399544569 | Published July 4, 2017

Alice is angry at having to move to Rainbow, Georgia --- a too small, too hot, dried-up place she’s sure will never feel like home. Then she gets put in charge of walking her elderly neighbor’s dog. But Clarence won’t budge without Miss Millie, so Alice and Miss Millie walk him together. Strolling with Clarence and Miss Millie quickly becomes the highlight of Alice's day and opens her eyes to all sorts of new things to marvel over. During their walks, they meet a mix of people, and Alice sees that although there are some bullies and phonies, there are plenty of kind folks, too. 
A Dash of Dragon by Heidi Lang and Kati Bartkowski - Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Humor

Aladdin | 9781481477932 | Published July 11, 2017

Lailu Loganberry is an expert at hunting dangerous beasts. And she’s even better at cooking them. For years Lailu has trained to be the best chef in the city. Her specialty? Monster cuisine. When her mentor agrees to open a new restaurant with Lailu as the head chef, she’s never been more excited. But her celebration is cut short when she discovers that her mentor borrowed money from Mr. Boss, a vicious loan shark. If they can’t pay him back, Lailu will not only lose her restaurant --- she’ll have to cook for Mr. Boss for the rest of her life.
Adventures from the Land of Stories: Queen Red Riding Hood's Guide to Royalty by Chris Colfer - Children's 9-12, Fairy Tale, Family, Fantasy, Fiction

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316383363 | Published July 11, 2017

From beloved author Chris Colfer comes a magnificent guide for anyone who is either royal, or might one day become royal after narrowly escaping Death by Wolf. Read the pages within for boundless wisdom regarding royal style and advice on how to handle one's subjects. We wish you a long and successful reign (provided you are not an enemy of our kingdom).

Adventures from the Land of Stories: The Mother Goose Diaries by Chris Colfer - Children's 9-12, Fairy Tale, Family, Fantasy, Fiction

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316383349 | Published July 11, 2017

Mother Goose has had centuries of adventure and finally she's allowing her favorite readers to take a peek at all her secrets. Who else gossiped with Queen Elizabeth I, taught geography to Napoleon, marched for equal rights with Martin Luther King Jr., and served as Andy Warhol's muse?

 
 
Mother Goose has had centuries of adventure and finally she's allowing her favorite readers to take a peek at all her secrets. Who else gossiped with Queen Elizabeth I, taught geography to Napoleon, marched for equal rights with Martin Luther King Jr., and served as Andy Warhol's muse?
 
Mother Goose has had centuries of adventure and finally she's allowing her favorite readers to take a peek at all her secrets. Who else gossiped with Queen Elizabeth I, taught geography to Napoleon, marched for equal rights with Martin Luther King Jr., and served as Andy Warhol's muse?
 
It All Comes Down to This by Karen English - Children's 10-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Prejudice , Racism

Clarion Books | 9780544839571 | Published July 11, 2017

It’s 1965, Los Angeles. All twelve-year-old Sophie wants to do is write her book, star in the community play, and hang out with her friend Jennifer. But she’s the new black kid in a nearly all-white neighborhood; her beloved sister, Lily, is going away to college soon; and her parents’ marriage is rocky. There’s also her family’s new, disapproving housekeeper to deal with. When riots erupt in nearby Watts and a friend is unfairly arrested, Sophie learns that life --- and her own place in it --- is even more complicated than she’d once thought. 

Pigs Might Fly Written by Nick Abadzis with illustrations by Jerel Dye - Animals , Children's 8-12, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Science Fiction

First Second | 9781626727434 | Published July 11, 2017

All the sensible hogfolk in Pigdom Plains know that if pigs were meant to fly, they’d have been born with wings --- but there’s no convincing Lily Leanchops. The daughter of renowned inventor Hercules Fatchops, Lily has watched her father’s flying machines fail time and time again. Working in secret, Lily is trying to build what her father couldn’t: an aircraft that actually works. And of course, she’s following his example and employing scientific principals alone --- not magic. (Well, a protection spell or two doesn’t count, right?)

Teacher's Pet (Marguerite Henry's Misty Inn) Written by Judy Katschke with illustrations by Serena Geddes - Animals , Children's 7-10, Family, Fiction

Aladdin | 9781481469920 | Published July 11, 2017

Willa just started school again and everyone in her class has come up with clever ideas for their back-to-school projects. Even her best friends Lena and Sarah are preparing something different: a Double-Dutch demonstration. At first Willa thinks her father’s fabulous raspberry torte will be perfect, but at the last minute, the raspberries don’t cooperate! Just in the nick of time she realizes the best idea is in her own barnyard: Starbuck! She’ll show her class how to groom him, something she’s an expert at!

The Sands of Shark Island (School Ship Tobermory) by Alexander McCall Smith - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Mystery

Delacorte Books for Young Readers | 9780399554018 | Published July 11, 2017

Ben and Fee MacTavish and their schoolmates on board the School Ship Tobermory are headed thousands of miles from their base in Mull to a small island in the Caribbean. They will learn extraordinary details about Captain Macbeth’s past and come face to face with modern-day pirates. The students and crew aboard the Tobermory will have to band together and use their wits to escape harm and overcome the evil pirates.

The Wild Bunch (MAX) by Jan Gangsei - Adventure, Children's 9-13, Fiction, Friendship, Humor

Aladdin | 9781481468299 | Published July 11, 2017

Three unlikely friends --- brainiac Hector, bullish Jack, and sarcastic Paul --- find themselves braving the wilderness in search of the mythical Beast of Bear Falls in this hilarious MAX novel. As far as Paul Adams is concerned, the idea of a weekend camping in the nearby state park with his dad’s two college friends and their sons, Hector and Jack, sounds like a nightmare. But even he finds the myth of the Beast of Bear Falls --- a legendary Bigfoot creature --- intriguing. The trip gets off to a rough start, and calamity and disaster follow catastrophe.
The Zodiac Legacy #3: The Age of Bronze Written by Stuart Moore, created by Stan Lee, with illustrations by Paulo Henrique - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Science Fiction, Superhero

Papercutz | 9781629914855 | Published July 11, 2017

It’s a heavy-metal battle royale when Maxwell --- head of the Vanguard organization with the evil powers of the Dragon Zodiac --- sends an army of robots against Steven Lee, the teenaged Tiger, and his team. Using their new and mysterious powers of the ancient Zodiac, Steven and his teammates must work together like never before to defeat the robotic invaders!

Wilf the Mighty Worrier: King of the Jungle (A Wilf the Mighty Worrier Novel) by Georgia Pritchett - Fiction, Friendship, Humor

Quercus | 9781681441238 | Published July 11, 2017

Things Wilf was worried about before: 1. Fish sucking his toes when he goes for a paddle. 2. Garden gnomes coming to life. 3. Losing his 'How to Stop Worrying' leaflet. Things Wilf is worried about now: 1. Alan coming on holiday to Africa with him. 2. Alan raising an army of terrifying animals in his quest for world domination. 3. Being the only person who can stop Alan. As usual. Join Wilf on an animal-tastic jungle adventure, with laughs on every page and exuberant illustrations by the talented Jamie Littler.

You May Already Be a Winner by Ann Dee Ellis - Children's 10-14, Family, Family Life, Fiction

Dial Books | 9781101993859 | Published July 11, 2017

Twelve-year-old Olivia Hales has a foolproof plan for winning a million dollars so that she and her little sister, Berkeley, can leave behind Sunny Pines Trailer Park. But first she has to: Fix the swamp cooler and make dinner and put Berkeley to bed because her mom is too busy to do all that, Write another letter to her dad even though he hasn’t written back yet, Teach Berk the important stuff, like how to make chalk drawings, because they can’t afford day care and Olivia has to stay home from school to watch her, Enter a minimum of fourteen sweepstakes a day. Who knows? She may already be a winner!
Lights, Camera, Cook! (Next Best Junior Chef) Written by Charise Mericle Harper with illustrations by Aurélie Blard-Quintard - Careers, Children's 7-10, Cooking, Fiction

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9780544912601 | Published July 18, 2017

It's “lights, camera, cook!” for four tween contestants --- energetic Tate, charming Rae, worldly Caroline, and hyper-competitive Oliver --- who are all about to enter a televised cooking competition. What will the kids cook up? How will they all get along on- and off-camera? Which junior chef will have the grit --- and maybe the grits --- to make it through each challenge? And which junior chef will have to hang their apron up for good?
One for Sorrow: A Ghost Story by Mary Downing Hahn - Children's 10-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Horror

Clarion Books | 9780544818095 | Published July 18, 2017

Against the ominous backdrop of the influenza epidemic of 1918, Annie, a new girl at school, is claimed as best friend by Elsie, a classmate who is a tattletale, a liar, and a thief. Soon Annie makes other friends and finds herself joining them in teasing and tormenting Elsie. Elsie dies from influenza, but then she returns to reclaim Annie's friendship and punish all the girls who bullied her.