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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.

March 2017

Hardcover

Mallory McDonald, Super Sitter by Laurie Friedman - Children's 8-12, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship

Darby Creek Publishing | 9781467750318 | Published March 1, 2017

Mallory McDonald, Super Sitter Written by Laurie Friedman with illustrations by Jennifer Kalis. - Children's 8-12, Family, Fiction, Friendship

Darby Creek Publishing | 9781467750318 | Published March 1, 2017

Mallory's new neighbors, the Goldmans, have twin five-year-old boys who need babysitters. Mrs. Goldman hires Mallory and her friend Chloe Jennifer to watch the boys while she works from home. Mallory can't wait! The boys are adorable, so this job will be tons of fun...right? Actually, the boys turn out to be a handful. Plus, Mallory has trouble balancing her babysitting duties with her schoolwork, friends, and preparation for an upcoming school poetry slam. Will she figure out how to prioritize the things that matter the most before her new career ruins her life?
The Palace of Memory (Mysterium) Written by Julian Sedgwick with illustrations by Patricia Moffett - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Mystery

Carolrhoda Books | 9781467775687 | Published March 1, 2017

Danny Woo has just escaped from the jaws of death. But he's still haunted by the suspicious deaths of his parents, who were the star performers in a radical traveling circus, the Mysterium. When he discovers that the Mysterium is re-forming in Barcelona without him he's devastated. But after learning that the Mysterium's enemies may be active in Barcelona, he rushes to warn his friends. If Danny wants to live long enough to find the answers, he will need all the skills his parents taught him. He senses that everything is linked to his parents' deaths...and to the clues they left behind.
Vampires on the Run: A Quinnie Boyd Mystery by C. M. Surrisi - Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Mystery

Carolrhoda Books | 9781512411508 | Published March 1, 2017

In the months after Quinnie Boyd cracked the mystery of her missing teacher, she expected life in her small Maine town to snap back to normal. But two writers from New York City have arrived in Maiden Rock, and there's something not quite right about them. Sure, Ceil and Edgar are pale. And they dress in all black. And they don't go near the sunlight. But could they really be vampires? To find out, Quinnie turns to Dominic a new kid in town who's an expert on everything geeky. Together, they'll risk their necks to find an answer.

Alexander Hamilton: The Making of America by Teri Kanefield - Biography, Children's 10-14, Children's Nonfiction, History, Nonfiction

Harry N. Abrams | 9781419725784 | Published March 7, 2017

The America that Alexander Hamilton knew was largely agricultural and built on slave labor. He envisioned something else: a multi-racial, urbanized, capitalistic America with a strong central government. He believed that such an America would be a land of opportunity for the poor and the newcomers. But Hamilton’s vision put him at odds with his archrivals who envisioned a pastoral America of small towns, where governments were local, states would control their own destiny, and the federal government would remain small and weak.
 
Armstrong and Charlie by Steven B. Frank - African American Interest, Children's 10-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Prejudice , Racism

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9780544826083 | Published March 7, 2017

Charlie isn’t looking forward to sixth grade. If he starts sixth grade, chances are he’ll finish it. And when he does, he’ll grow older than the brother he recently lost. Armstrong isn’t looking forward to sixth grade, either. When his parents sign him up for Opportunity Busing to a white school in the Hollywood Hills, all he wants to know is "What time in the morning will my alarm clock have the opportunity to ring?"  When these two land at the same desk, it's the Rules Boy next to the Rebel, a boy who lost a brother elbow-to-elbow with a boy who longs for one.

Baseball Genius (Jeter Publishing) by Tim Green and Derek Jeter - Children's 8-12, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Mystery, Sports

Aladdin | 9781481468640 | Published March 7, 2017

Jalen DeLuca loves baseball. Unfortunately his dad can’t afford to keep him on the travel team. His dad runs a diner and makes enough to cover the bills, but there isn’t enough to cover any extras. So Jalen decides to take matters into his own hands and he sneaks into the home of the New York Yankee’s star second baseman, James Yager, and steals a couple of balls from his personal batting cage. He knows that if he can sell them, he’ll be able to keep himself on the team. But like the best-laid plans --- or in this case the worst! --- Jalen’s scheme goes wrong when Yager catches him.

Effie Starr Zook Has One More Question by Martha Freeman - Animals , Children's 8-12, Fiction, Mystery

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books | 9781481472647 | Published March 7, 2017

City girl Effie Starr Zook is the opposite of excited about spending the summer on her aunt and uncle’s farm in Nowheresville, Pennsylvania, until she stumbles across a mystery that leads her smack into an old family feud. Luckily, Effie isn’t afraid to ask questions. A rich girl from New York City, Effie Starr Zook isn’t afraid of much. When her parents go on a dangerous round-the-world adventure in a solar airplane, she’s packed off to her aunt and uncle’s farm for the summer. Expecting boredom, she runs smack dab into a family secret. Why does the neighbor kid want to avoid her?

Forever, or a Long, Long Time by Caela Carter - Children's 8-12, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Mental Health

HarperCollins | 9780062385680 | Published March 7, 2017

Flora and her brother, Julian, don’t believe they were born. They’ve lived in so many foster homes, they can’t remember where they came from. And even now that they’ve been adopted, Flora still struggles to believe in forever. So along with their new mother, Flora and Julian begin a journey to go back and discover their past --- for only then can they really begin to build their future.

Ivy by Katherine Coville - Animals , Children's 7-10, Family, Family Life, Fantasy, Fiction

Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9780553539752 | Published March 7, 2017

Ivy’s grandmother is a healer --- to mostly four-legged patients of the forest. Although the woodland creatures love her, the residents of Broomsweep grumble about Grandmother’s unkempt garden. When a kingdom-wide contest is announced to proclaim the tidiest town in the land, the people of Broomsweep are determined to win. That is, if they can get Ivy’s grandmother to clean up her ways. Ivy is determined to lend a hand, but the task proves more challenging when a series of unexpected refugees descends on Grandmother’s cottage.

Izzy Kline Has Butterflies by Beth Ain - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Free Verse, Friendship, Poetry

Random House Books for Young Readers | 9780399550805 | Published March 7, 2017

It's a new school year, and Izzy Kline is having some feelings. There are plenty of reasons for the butterflies in her stomach to flap their wings. There’s a new girl in her class who might be a new best friend. The whole grade is performing Free to Be...You and Me --- and Izzy really wants a starring role. And new changes at home are making Izzy feel like her family is falling apart. First-day jitters, new friends, an audition...How many butterfly problems can one kid take?

Jurassic Carp: My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish Written by Mo O'Hara with illustrations by Marek Jagucki - Animals , Children's 7-10, Fiction, Horror, Humor

Feiwel & Friends | 9781250063571 | Published March 7, 2017

When Tom and his best friend rescued Frankie the goldfish from his evil-scientist big brother’s toxic gunge their new pet came back as a BIG FAT ZOMBIE GOLDFISH. Frankie is good at saving the day, but can he become a real knight in shining armor during the medieval day reenactment joust?  Then, can the school survive two BIG FAT ZOMBIE GOLDFISH? Find out when Tom’s evil big brother manages to clone a Jurassic Carp!
Masterminds: Payback by Gordon Korman - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Mystery, Science

Balzer + Bray | 9780062300058 | Published March 7, 2017

After a serious betrayal from one of their former friends, the clones of Project Osiris are on the run again. Now separated into pairs, Eli and Tori and Amber and Malik are fighting to survive in the real world. Amber and Malik track down the one person they think can help them prove the existence of Project Osiris, notorious mob boss Gus Alabaster, also known as Malik’s DNA donor. But as Malik gets pulled into the criminal world --- tantalized by hints of a real family --- his actions put him and Amber into greater danger.
 

Mutant Mantis Lunch Ladies! (A Monstertown Mystery) by Bruce Hale - Fiction, Horror, Mystery

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484713242 | Published March 7, 2017

Best friends Carlos and Benny, who just saved their teacher from becoming a were-hyena, have been called upon to investigate the strange goings-on in the cafeteria. Why are the lunch ladies suddenly so grumpy? Why are the girls' meals different from the boys'? And what was that thing seen scuttling around the kitchen wearing an apron? It's going to require a lot of courage --- and more than an industrial size can of Raid--for the boys to avoid extermination in this buggy adventure.
Over and Under the Pond Written by Kate Messner with illustrations by Christopher Silas Neal - Children's 5-8, Children's Nonfiction, Outdoor, Science

Chronicle Books | 9781452145426 | Published March 7, 2017

In this book, readers will discover the plants and animals that make up the rich, interconnected ecosystem of a mountain pond. Over the pond, the water is a mirror, reflecting the sky. But under the pond is a hidden world of minnows darting, beavers diving, tadpoles growing. These and many other secrets are waiting to be discovered...over and under the pond.

Polar Distress: Dr. Critchlore's School for Minions #3 Written by Sheila Grau with illustrations by Joe Sutphin. - Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Mythology, Science Fiction

Amulet Books | 9781419722943 | Published March 7, 2017

Runt Higgins has a long to-do list. He needs to find out who cursed him, and why; he needs to make up with his best friend, Syke; and he needs to pass the Junior Henchman Training Program. That last one? Not likely. Professor Murphy hates Runt and is actively trying to fail him. The only way for Runt to pass the class and stay at Dr. Critchlore’s school is to locate a rare mineral that Dr. Critchlore needs to make an Undefeatable Minion. To find it, Runt must travel to icy Upper Worb and battle gyrfalcons, yetis...and the loathsome team from Dr. Pravus’s school. 

Tales for the Perfect Child by Florence Parry Heide - Children's 6-10, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Short Stories

Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 9781481463799 | Published March 7, 2017

Sergio Ruzzier brings his mischievous touch to a timeless favorite by Florence Parry Heide, beloved author of THE SHRINKING OF TREEHORN. This delightful new edition includes one never-before-published story. As the eight deliciously wicked tales featured in this hilarious chapter book prove, it’s perfectly nice to be a perfect child --- but where’s the fun in that?

Team Awkward (The It Girl) by Katy Birchall - Children's 9-13, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship, Humor

Aladdin | 9781481463652 | Published March 7, 2017

There are good ways of starting school after Spring Break. But hiding in the bathroom because the video of you falling butt-first into a potted plant has gone viral is not one of them. If she’s going to be famous, Anna is determined to find a worthy “thing” to be famous for. Everyone else seems to have one --- especially the new girl at school who’s distracting her crush, Connor, with a shared love of art. Luckily sports day is looming and Anna is limbering up! What could go wrong?
The Enemy: Detroit, 1954 by Sara Holbrook - Family Life, Fiction, Historical Fiction

Calkins Creek | 9781629794983 | Published March 7, 2017

Set in 1954, this compelling historical novel tells the story of a young girl’s struggles and triumphs in the aftermath of World War II. In Detroit, Michigan, twelve-year-old Marjorie Campbell struggles with the ups and downs of family life, dealing with her veteran father’s unpredictable outbursts, keeping her mother’s stash of banned library books a secret and getting along with her new older “brother." When a new girl from Germany transfers to Marjorie’s class, Marjorie finds herself torn between befriending Inga and pleasing her best friend, Bernadette. In all this turmoil, Marjorie tries to find her own voice and figure out what is right and who the real enemies actually are. 

The Nora Notebooks, Book 3: The Trouble with Friends Written by Claudia Mills with illustrations by Katie Kath - Children's 7-10, Fiction, Friendship, Humor, Science

Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9780385391696 | Published March 7, 2017

Nora Alpers, fourth-grade scientist, likes things to be just so. Her ant farm, her hobbies, her friends. So when Coach Joe, her teacher, informs the class that all the students have to try something new and write a report about it, Nora is not pleased. She is even less pleased when her classmate Emma seems to decide that befriending Nora will be her “new” thing. Does Emma really want to be friends or is this just an assignment for school?
The Pants Project by Cat Clarke - Children's 9-13, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky | 9781492638094 | Published March 7, 2017

"I'm Transgender. Which is a bit like being a transformer. Only not quite as cool because I probably won't get to save the world one day." Liv knows he was always meant to be a boy, but with his new school's terrible dress code, he can't even wear pants. Only skirts. Operation: Pants Project begins! The only way for Liv to get what he wants is to go after it himself. But to Liv, this isn't just a mission to change the policy --- it's a mission to change his life. And that's a pretty big deal.

The Zodiac Legacy: Balance of Power Written by Stan Lee and Stuart Moore with illustrations by Andie Tong - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Mythology

Disney Press | 9781484713518 | Published March 7, 2017

Steven Lee always thought that having superpowers would make him happy, make life easier, and make everything more fun. He was wrong. Steven, now 16 years old, has spent years living with the power of the Tiger. But now, on the edge of a catastrophe that could destroy not only Steven and his super powered friends, but every Zodiac in the world, Steven will have to decide just how far he'll go to protect those closest to him. 

Tricked (Fairy Tale Reform School) by Jen Calonita - Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship, Magic

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky | 9781492637950 | Published March 7, 2017

Word is, notorious trickster Rumpelstiltskin has taken over management from Headmistress Flora, and he's locked down the school tighter than the Pied Piper's pants. Not that this news concerns Gilly. She's been released from FTRS and is now suffering through attending Jack of All Trades School, where she gets to learn about different kinds of shoe leather and ways to measure feet. Truly riveting stuff. But when Gilly's little sister Anna gets whisked off to FTRS thanks to her troublemaking new friends Gilly knows she's got to get Anna out of there.

Vilonia Beebe Takes Charge by Kristin L. Gray - Animals , Children's 8-12, Fiction, Health

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books | 9781481458429 | Published March 7, 2017

Fourth grader Vilonia hasn’t lost her rain coat in the three weeks she’s had it and she’s brushed her teeth every night and she’s volunteered to be the Friday Library Helper. But all that hard work is worth it if it means she can get a dog. Besides, this dog isn’t just because Vilonia has wanted one for pretty much ever. It’s also to help Mama, who’s been lost in one, big sadness fog for forty-three days --- ever since Nana died. But Vilonia read that pets can help with sadness. Now all she has to do is keep the library goldfish alive over spring break, stop bringing stray animals home, and help Mama not get fired from her job. And she’s got to do all of it before the Catfish Festival. Easy as pie, right?

Will Wilder #2: The Lost Staff of Wonders by Raymond Arroyo - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Mythology

Crown Books for Young Readers | 9780553539677 | Published March 7, 2017

When the storied Staff of Moses --- responsible for summoning the plagues of ancient Egypt --- vanishes from the museum in Perilous Falls, Will Wilder is suspect number one. Desperate to prove his innocence and stop the thief from unleashing terrors upon the town of Perilous Falls, Will must use his supernatural gift to locate the beast --- but it’s nowhere to be found.Will must rely on his supernatural ability, everything he learned from his training, to find the missing staff and unmask the hidden evil before time runs out for all of them.