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.
Aladdin | 9781442449633 | Published June 4, 2013
It’s the biggest dance of the year and Nikki Maxwell is hoping her crush, Brandon, wants to be her date. But time is running out. What if he doesn’t want to go with her? Or worse—what if he ends up going with Mackenzie?!!
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) | 9780374374853 | Published June 4, 2013
Kelsey Kline is the best reader in the third grade---well, maybe tied for best with know-it-all Simon Ellis. When the principal Mr. Boone announces a school-wide reading contest, complete with a pizza party for the winning class and a special certificate for the top readers in each grade, she knows she's just the person to lead Mrs. Molina's third graders to victory.
Harcourt Children's Books | 9780547976518 | Published June 4, 2013
In this haunting, lyrical novel told from three perspectives, Sarel has just witnessed the violent murder of her parents. But she is not completely alone on the drought-ridden land. Nandi is the leader of a pack of dogs who looks out for her pups and for skinny Sarel-girl. A hard-hitting but ultimately hopeful survival story.
HarperCollins | 9780062120229 | Published June 4, 2013
Zachary Night can’t wait to start his top-secret Starbounders training at Indigo 8. But he’s barely started learning the skills he’ll need to protect the galaxy when a space mission goes wrong. Zachary and his friends are accidentally sent to the front lines of an intergalactic skirmish, and they quickly discover a plot to destroy Indigo 8.
Putnam Juvenile | 9780399162459 | Published June 4, 2013
It’s 1954, and Janie Scott is in boarding school in New Hampshire, trying to make a new life. Two years have passed since she last saw the mysterious apothecary—or his defiant son, Benjamin. All she knows is that her friends are out there somewhere, trying to keep the world safe in an age of mounting atomic power.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) | 9780374305185 | Published June 4, 2013
Fifth grader Louie Burger figures that with a goofy name like his, he must be destined to be a king of comedy like his idol Lou Lafferman. But he’s only ever performed his stand-up act in his closet. With the school talent show coming up, Louie’s wondering if now is his moment to kill (that’s comedian talk for “make actual people laugh”).
Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 9781416918820 | Published June 4, 2013
Summer knows that kouun means “good luck” in Japanese, and this year her family has none of it. Just when she thinks nothing else can possibly go wrong, an emergency whisks her parents away to Japan—right before harvest season. Summer and her little brother, Jaz, are left in the care of their grandparents, who come out of retirement in order to harvest wheat and help pay the bills.
Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9780307931726 | Published June 11, 2013
Zelly Fried has finally convinced her parents to let her get a dog, with the help of her grandfather Ace. Unfortunately, said dog (also named Ace) is a shoe-chewing, mud-tracking, floor-peeing kind of dog. Despite Zelly's best efforts to drag Ace (literally!) to puppy kindergarten, his flunking report card says it all: "This Ace is wild."
Delacorte Books for Young Readers | 9780385743266 | Published June 11, 2013
It's been two months since Lizzie's daddy disappeared due to the awful Depression. Lizzie's praying he'll return to Bittersweet, Alabama, for her birthday. It won't feel special without him, what with Lizzie's Mama being so sad she won't even talk and the bank nipping at their heels for a mortgage payment. While Lizzie waits, she gets comfort writing in her journal.
Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9780375849725 | Published June 11, 2013
Jeremy Johnson Johnson once admitted he's able to hear voices, and the townspeople of Never Better have treated him like an outsider since. After his mother left, his father became a recluse, and it's been up to Jeremy to support the family. But it hasn't been up to Jeremy alone. The truth is, Jeremy can hear voices. Or, specifically, one voice: the voice of the ghost of Jacob Grimm, one half of the infamous writing duo, The Brothers Grimm.
Abrams | 9781419708268 | Published June 11, 2013
Accompanied by twelve essays by such noted scholars and historians as Leonard S. Marcus, Iona Opie, Steven Heller, and Paul O. Zelinsky, Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work showcases the collection of Justin G. Schiller and Dennis M. V. David, prominent authorities on Sendak’s artwork, and is a deeply personal and thoughtful tribute to a seminal artist whose singular vision has captured the imaginations of countless children and grown-ups throughout the world.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316089166 | Published June 11, 2013
Joss comes from a family of overachievers, and is happy to let his older brothers shine. But when Earth suddenly disappears, Joss is tasked with the not-so-simple job of bringing it back. With the help of an outspoken girl from Earth named Annika, Joss embarks on the adventure of a lifetime and learns that the universe is an even stranger place than he'd imagined.
Clarion Books | 9780547640235 | Published June 11, 2013
Micay has a deep scar that runs like a river from her right eye to her lip. The boys in her Incan village bully her because of it, and most of the adults ignore her. So she keeps to herself and tries to hide the scar with her long hair, drawing comfort from her family and her faith in the Sun God, Inti. Then a stranger traveling from his jungle homeland to the Sacred Sun City at Machu Picchu gives her a baby macaw, and the path of her life changes.
Philomel | 9780399257506 | Published June 13, 2013
Clueless McGee has mastered his Ninja Warz video game and he’d like a trophy. It seems like a lot of extra work to have to win the science fair to get one...Yet that trophy is REALLY nice. And Clueless does have an idea for a magnetic pickle that seems like an obvious winner. So okay, he’s in. Until someone steals the trophy—and then he’s on the case!
Dial | 9780803738362 | Published June 13, 2013
After a falling out between their mothers, 13-year-old best friends Nell and Lydia are forbidden from seeing each other for the whole summer. Nell struggles with the thought of not only losing her best friend, but also losing the only person in whom Nell finds refuge from the difficulties she faces at home. Determined to find a place of their own, Nell and Lydia spend the summer hiding out in an abandoned golf course where Nell and Lydia find mysterious symbols scattered throughout the grounds.
Viking Juvenile | 9780670785513 | Published June 13, 2013
If there's one thing I've learned from comic books, it's that everybody has a weakness—something that can totally ruin their day without fail. For the wolfman it's a silver bullet. For Superman it's Kryptonite. For me it was a letter. With one letter, my dad was sent back to Afghanistan to fly Apache helicopters for the U.S. army.
Nancy Paulsen Books | 9780399256462 | Published June 13, 2013
Leo never imagined that time travel might really be possible, or that the objects in H. G. Wells’ science fiction novels might actually exist. And when a miniature time machine appears in Leo’s bedroom, he has no idea who the tiny, beautiful girl is riding it. But in the few moments before it vanishes, returning to wherever—and whenever—it came from, he recognizes the other tiny rider: himself!
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) | 9780805093513 | Published June 18, 2013
It's the 1920s, and Bo was headed for an Alaska orphanage when she won the hearts of two tough gold miners who set out to raise her, enthusiastically helped by all the kind people of the nearby Eskimo village.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) | 9780374333126 | Published June 18, 2013
Seventh-grader Sierra Shepard has always been the perfect student, so when she sees that she accidentally brought her mother's lunch bag to school, including a paring knife, she immediately turns in the knife at the school office. Much to her surprise, her beloved principal places her in in-school suspension and sets a hearing for her expulsion, citing the school's ironclad no weapons policy.
Roaring Brook Press | 9781596437371 | Published June 25, 2013
Rebecca Stern’s fifth grade students were bored to death with essay writing, and the one thing Rebecca needed to inspire them—great examples appropriate for kids—was nowhere to be found. Inspired by a challenge, Rebecca joined forces with her friend, social entrepreneur Brad Wolfe, and the two came up with a terrific proposal—to gather together a collection of unconventional essays by some of the best writers around.
Random House Books for Young Readers | 9780307977137 | Published June 25, 2013
In his third adventure, Cheesie and his best friend, Georgie, are off to the middle school, where there will be lots of new kids and new teachers. Cheesie has a terrific idea--what better way to meet all the new kids than to run for class president?
Random House Books for Young Readers | 9780375870897 | Published June 25, 2013
Lucky Kyle Keeley wins a coveted spot to be one of the first 12 kids in the new town library for an overnight of fun, food, and lots and lots of games. But when morning comes, the doors remain locked. Kyle and the other winners must solve every clue and every secret puzzle to find the hidden escape route. And the stakes are very high.
Disney-Hyperion | 9781423168508 | Published June 25, 2013
Juvenile delinquent and budding pyromaniac, Max Segredo, belongs in juvie hall. Instead, Max ends up on the doorstep of Merry Sunshine Orphanage --- their very heavily guarded doorstep. Soon, Max and the rest of the students are sent on a mission to keep a dangerous weapon out of the hands of LOTUS, an international group bent on world domination.
Katherine Tegen Books | 9780061998591 | Published June 25, 2013
THE TRUTH OF ME tells the story of Robbie, who loves spending time with his grandmother Maddy. Robbie loves the stories Maddy tells, and also how wild animals trust her enough to come right up to her. But Robbie has always felt as if something is missing in his life---his parents don’t always act like they love him. Maddy helps him understand the heart of the problem in his family. With this knowledge, Robbie finds the courage to try to make things right.
Razorbill | 9781595146618 | Published June 27, 2013
HarperCollins | 9780061996399 | Published June 4, 2013
Toklo, Kallik, Lusa and Yakone trek onward toward the Melting Sea, battling the elements and struggling to move quickly as the ice begins to thaw. As the bears face separating for the first time since their quest began, they struggle with the difficult choice between returning home or remaining with the companions who have become their true family.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316179591 | Published June 4, 2013
A stranger informs Simon that he is a Storm Maker --- part of a clandestine group of people entrusted with controlling and taming the weather --- and that he is in great danger. Soon Simon and his twin Ruby must race against the clock as they try to master Simon's powers in time to stop a rogue Storm Maker's treacherous --- and potentially deadly --- plans.
Yearling | 9780375858901 | Published June 11, 2013
In the spring of 1947, outer space was an unexplored realm, but eleven year-old Alex Heart and her impulsive brother, Chuck, believe that the stars are within reach. In the midst of building their own rocket, Alex and Chuck befriend Captain Ebbs, an army scientist who is working to create food for future space travelers, and the trio's shared interest in space travel sets off a series of adventures that the three will never forget.
Yearling | 9780375864964 | Published June 11, 2013
With their father en route to Africa for Doctors Without Borders, city-kids Nicholas and younger twin sisters Haley and Hetty are off to spend the summer with their Great-Uncle Nick at his house on Forsaken Lake. Nicholas discovers an old movie that his father made as a boy: it tells the story of the local legend, The Seaweed Strangler, but was never finished. Before long Nicholas wants answers both about the legend, and about the movie.
Puffin | 9780142424254 | Published June 13, 2013
Being shipwrecked on a jungle island in the middle of the South Pacific was bad enough. But now that Carter, Vanessa, Buzz and Jane have lost their boat---and almost everything on board---to another violent storm, it's like starting over.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316185622 | Published June 18, 2013
Happy with life at Elvesden Manor, Rowan is doing her best to put the past behind her. But it's tough to do so when fairy messengers won't leave her be, no matter how many magical boundaries are put in place to keep them away. When Tanya arrives to spend the summer at the manor, she notices that Rowan is acting strangely and becomes determined to find out what she's hiding.
Scholastic Paperbacks | 9780545174145 | Published June 25, 2013
Henry Yewbeam and his younger brother, James, have been sent to stay with their cousins at the Bloor's Academy, and all Henry wants to do is hide from his mean cousins and play marbles. Suddenly a series of strange events takes place: Henry begins to disappear, and he quickly scribbles on the floor GIVE THE MARBLE TO JAMES, and then he vanishes from the year 1916.
HarperCollins | 9780061583193 | Published June 25, 2013