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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.

June 2016

Hardcover

Being Adopted is Super-Duper Special! (Your Buddy Boodles) by Christine Burger - Children's 4-8, Family Life, Picture

Purposeful Goods, LLC | 9780996383615 | Published June 1, 2016

Being Adopted is Super-Duper Special! lovingly explains what "being adopted" means and why having a forever-family is so wonderful. Recipient of the Mom's Choice Award --- Honoring Excellence.
We Are Having a Baby (Your Buddy Boodles) by Christine Burger - Children's 4-8, Children's, Family, Family Life, Picture

Purposeful Goods, LLC | 9780996383615 | Published June 1, 2016

For every little person who is going to be a big brother or big sister, this wonderful journey begins with the happy news that baby is on the way and ends with a sweet bundle of joy. Recipient of the Mom's Choice Award --- Honoring Excellence.
What Does a Family Look Like? (Your Buddy Boodles) by Christine Burger - Children's 4-8, Children's, Family, Family Life, Picture

Purposeful Goods, LLC | 9780996383622 | Published June 1, 2016

For every little person who is going to be a big brother or big sister, this wonderful journey begins with the happy news that baby is on the way and ends with a sweet bundle of joy. Recipient of the Mom's Choice Award―Honoring Excellence.
Bring Me a Rock! by Daniel Miyares - Animals , Children's 4-8, Picture

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 9781481446020 | Published June 7, 2016

When a power-hungry grasshopper king wants a throne to loom over his bug subjects, he summons each of them to “bring me a rock!” One by one, the bugs bring him the biggest rocks they can carry, but one little bug can contribute only a very small pebble. The grasshopper king shuns the little bug. But when his throne is in danger of tipping, that little bug might be the only one who can save him.
 
When a power-hungry grasshopper king wants a throne to loom over his bug subjects, he summons each of them to “bring me a rock!” One by one, the bugs bring him the biggest rocks they can carry, but one little bug can contribute only a very small pebble. The grasshopper king shuns the little bug. But when his throne is in danger of tipping, that little bug might be the only one who can save him.
 
Clara: The (Mostly) True Story of the Rhinoceros who Dazzled Kings, Inspired Artists, and Won the Hearts of Everyone...While She Ate Her Way Up and Down a Continent by Emily Arnold McCully - Children's 4-8, Historical Fiction, History, Picture

Schwartz & Wade | 9780553522464 | Published June 7, 2016

This fascinating, informative and touching picture book by a Caldecott Medalist is based on the true story of an eighteenth-century rhino who toured Europe and started a sensation! Clara is a book sure to fascinate young animal lovers, history buffs in the making and kids interested in geography, as they follow a rhinoceros on her journey across Europe. 
Eleven and Holding by Mary Penney - Children's 8 - 12, Fiction

HarperCollins | 9780062405470 | Published June 7, 2016

Macy Hollinquest's 12th birthday is just days away, but she has no intention of turning 12 without her dad by her side. He’d promised to be there for her big day, and yet he’s been gone for months --- away after his discharge from the army, doing some kind of top secret, “important work.” Macy’s staying 11, no matter what --- that is, until she meets Ginger, a nice older lady who is searching for her missing dog. Ginger’s dog search is the perfect cover for Macy’s attempt to locate her dad. But when Macy learns the truth, she  discovers that knowing can sometimes be a heavy burden. And that change, when finally accepted, comes with an unexpected kind of grace.

Every Single Second Written by Tricia Springstubb, Illustrated by Diana Sudyka - Children's 8 - 12, Coming of Age, Fiction, Friendship

Balzer + Bray | 9780062366283 | Published June 7, 2016

Twelve-year-old Nella Sabatini’s life is changing too soon, too fast. Her best friend, Clem, doesn’t seem concerned; she’s busy figuring out the best way to spend the “leap second” --- an extra second about to be added to the world’s official clock. The only person who might understand how Nella feels is Angela, but the two of them have gone from being “secret sisters” to not talking at all. Then Angela’s idolized big brother makes a terrible, fatal mistake, one that tears apart their tight-knit community and plunges his family into a whirlwind of harsh publicity and judgment. As Angela’s situation becomes dangerous, Nella must choose whether to stand by or stand up.
Field Guide to the Grumpasaurus by Edward Hemingway - Animals , Children's 4-7, Children's, Picture

Clarion Books | 9780544546653 | Published June 7, 2016

Have you ever met a Grumpasaurus? I bet you have. In fact, you may even have one in your own home. Want to know what makes them tick? This handy guide, meticulously researched and lovingly illustrated, tells you everything you need to know. Above all they should be handled with care --- otherwise they can become VERY loud and VERY fearsome. In this appealingly modern and clever picture book, a field guide format is applied to the study of the cranky child...er, rather, the GRUMPASAURUS...who, in spite of himself, will win your heart.

Five Times Revenge by Lindsay Eland - Children's 8 - 12, Adventure, Children's, Fiction, Youth Fiction

Greenwillow Books | 9780062397300 | Published June 7, 2016

Adam is the prank mastermind. Perk is his best friend and the computer genius. Pearl is the prettiest girl in school --- and a violin prodigy. Ray looks like a big dumb jock, but he secretly wants to be an engineer. And Dutch is the often-bullied dork who is in tune with everyone’s feelings. The five of them couldn’t be more different. But there’s one thing they have in common: they are fed up with Hill Parmar, the school bully --- and his dad, their school principal who’s always turning a blind eye. When Hill finally steps over the line, the five unlikely schemers band together for a prank like their middle school has never seen.

Fred Forgets by Jarvis - Animals , Children's 4-8, Children's, Picture

HarperCollins | 9780062349163 | Published June 7, 2016

Fred is very forgetful. It’s a good thing his friend Monkey is around to help him remember what he was about to do. But wait --- Fred wasn’t going to ride a unicycle upside down, and he definitely wasn’t going to wrestle a rhino...Will Fred remember what he was doing before he peels one million bananas for Monkey? From the creator of LAZY DAVE comes a humorous story about a forgetful elephant who may not be as forgetful as he seems!

Grayling's Song by Karen Cushman - Children's 10 - 12, Adventure, Children's, Fantasy, Fiction, Youth Fiction

Clarion Books | 9780544301801 | Published June 7, 2016

It’s time for Grayling to be a hero. Her mother, a “wise woman” --- a sort of witch --- has been turned into a tree by evil forces. Tangles and toadstools! Lacking confidence after years of being called “Feeble Wits” by her mother, Grayling heads off dubiously into the wilds in search of help, where she finds a weather witch, an aromatic enchantress, a cheese soothsayer, a slyly foolish apprentice, and a shape-shifting mouse named Pook! A fast-paced and funny coming-of-age odyssey from a Newbery medalist.

Let Me Finish! by Minh Le and Isabel Roxas - Animals , Children's, Humor, Picture

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484721735 | Published June 7, 2016

When our young hero settles in to read, the last thing he wants is for some noisy animals to ruin the ending of the story. But ruin it they do. And as it turns out, the boy is quickly approaching a surprise ending of his own! Maybe he should have listened to the animals after all...

Lola Knows a Lot Written by Jenna McCarthy with illustrations by Sara Palacios - Children's 4-8, Fiction, Picture

Balzer + Bray | 9780062250179 | Published June 7, 2016

Meet Lola! Lola knows a lot. She can cartwheel, she can tie her shoes...she can make her sister crazy. The only thing Lola DOESN’T know...is if she’s really ready to go to school.
Milestones of Flight: From Hot-Air Balloons to SpaceShipOne by Tim Grove and National Air and Space Museum - Children's 10+, Education, History, Nonfiction

Abrams Books for Young Readers | 9781419720031 | Published June 7, 2016

MILESTONES OF FLIGHT takes readers soaring through the high points of American aviation: from the Wright brothers and their competitors to the military pilots who first circumnavigated the globe, from the initial space rocket to the moon walk, from the earliest manmade satellite to today’s spy drones. The book also describes what inventions helped move flight upward and beyond.

Mister Cleghorn's Seal by Judith Kerr - Animals , Children's 7 - 11, Classics

HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks | 9780008170837 | Published June 7, 2016

What do you do if you find an abandoned seal pup on a rock in the middle of the sea? Well, take it home with you to your flat, of course. At least that’s what Mr Albert Cleghorn thought, though perhaps he hadn’t considered all the complications…This is the story of what then happened to Mr Cleghorn and Charlie the seal in their determination to find a home for Charlie and, incidentally, happiness for them both.

Nadia: The Girl Who Couldn't Sit Still Written by Karlin Gray with illustrations by Christine Davenier - Children's 7-9, Children's, Picture

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9780544319608 | Published June 7, 2016

Nadia Comaneci was a feisty and fearless little girl who went from climbing trees in the forests of Romania to swinging into history at the 1976 Olympic Games, where she received an unprecedented seven perfect scores in gymnastics. But as readers will see in this first-ever illustrated picture book about Nadia’s journey to Olympic gold, the road from small-town girl to world-class athlete was full of many imperfect moments. 

Ninja! Attack of the Clan by Arree Chung - Children's 4-7, Graphic Novel, Sports

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) | 9780805099164 | Published June 7, 2016

A ninja must be ready for anything! Maxwell is a strong, courageous, silent ninja, but he also wants somebody to play with. Mama, Papa, and little sister Cassy are all too busy, leaving Maxwell disappointed and alone.When Maxwell gets called to dinner, he finds an empty dining room. Could his ninja clan be up to something?

Nobody Likes a Goblin by Ben Hatke - Children's 4-8, Fantasy, Science Fiction

First Second | 9781626720817 | Published June 7, 2016

Goblin, a cheerful little homebody, lives in a cosy, rat-infested dungeon, with his only friend, Skeleton. Every day, Goblin and Skeleton play with the treasure in their dungeon. But one day, a gang of "heroic" adventurers bursts in. These marauders trash the place, steal all the treasure, and make off with Skeleton --- leaving Goblin all alone!

Poor Little Guy by Elanna Allen - Animals , Children's 3-5, Picture

Dial Books | 9780525428251 | Published June 7, 2016

With the cheeky twist of Jon Klassen’s THIS IS NOT MY HAT and the graphic appeal of MO WILLEMS, POOR LITTLE GUY will leave kids gigglinG...and begging for rereads! What do you do when you're so tiny that the bigger ocean creatures think you might even taste adorable? An itsy-bitsy, glasses-wearing fish is minding his own business when a playful (and hungry) octopus snatches him right up. Luckily, this poor little guy is not quite as innocent as he seems...and he has a BIG surprise up his sleeve!
Roy's House by Susan Rubin - Children's 3-5, Art, Crafts & Hobbies

Chronicle Books | 9781452111858 | Published June 7, 2016

Welcome to Roy's house! Come on in and take a look around. There is a big sofa with room for lots of friends, three red fish swimming in a bowl, a yellow chair for reading and, of course, Roy's studio, filled with paintbrushes.

Steamboat School Written by Deborah Hopkinson with illustrations by Ron Husband - Historical Fiction, Racism, Social Issues, Picture

Jump At The Sun | 9781423121961 | Published June 7, 2016

When James first started school, his sister practically had to drag him there. The classroom was dark and dreary, and James knew everything outside was more exciting than anything he'd find inside.But his teacher taught him otherwise. "We make our own light here," Reverend Meachum told James. And through hard work and learning, they did, until their school was shut down by a new law forbidding African American education in Missouri. Determined to continue teaching his students, Reverend John Berry Meachum decided to build a new school-a floating school in the Mississippi River, just outside the boundary of the unjust law. 

The Best Worst Thing by Kathleen Lane - Children's 9-13, Family, Friendship

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316257817 | Published June 7, 2016

Ever since she started middle school, Maggie sees injustice and danger everywhere --- on the news, in her textbooks, in her own neighborhood. Even her best friend seems to be changing. Maggie believes it is up to her, and only her, to make everything all right. Can she come up with a plan to keep everyone safe?

The Color of Darkness by Ruth Hatfield - Children's 10+, Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 10+, Youth Fiction

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) | 9781627790017 | Published June 7, 2016

After rescuing his parents, Danny returns to his old life, burying the taro that allowed him to speak to animals, trees, and the very storms that led to his adventure. Danny thinks he's left magic and mystery behind, but Sammael, a creature of terrible imagination, refuses to let him go. A strange new girl, Cath, enters Danny's world, bringing with her a message: Danny's cousin Tom has sold his soul to Sammael. It's up to Danny and Cath to find Tom and stop Sammael, who seeks to destroy humankind once and for all.

The First Last Day by Dorian Cirrone - Children's 8 - 12, Family Life, Science Fiction

Aladdin | 9781481458139 | Published June 7, 2016

After finding a mysterious set of paints in her backpack, 11-year-old Haleigh Adams paints a picture of her last day at the New Jersey shore. When she wakes up the next morning, Haleigh finds that her wish for an endless summer with her new friend Kevin has come true. At first, she’s thrilled, but Haleigh soon learns that staying in one place --- and time --- comes with a price.

The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 1: Locker Hero by Rachel Renée Russell - Children's 9-13, Friendship, Graphic Novel, Humor

Aladdin | 9781481460019 | Published June 7, 2016

Max is about to face the scariest place he’s ever been --- South Ridge Middle School! He has been home-schooled by his grandmother until now, and he’s begged his parents to finally let him start attending public middle school. He’s starting to question that choice, though, with the Thomas Silver Problem. As in, Thomas Silver keeps stuffing Max in his locker. If only Max could be like the hero in all the comics he likes to read --- or the ones he draws --- and magically escape the locker and defeat Tommy. Unfortunately, Max’s uncanny, almost superhuman ability to smell pizza from a block away won’t exactly save any lives or foil bad guys. But that doesn’t mean Max won’t do his best to be the hero his school needs!