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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.

May 2015


Dinosaurs!: Pop-Up Paper Designs by David Hawcock - Children (Ages 0-6), Picture

Tango Books | 9781857078046 | Published May 1, 2015

A collection of dinosaurs by one of the world's best paper engineers. Each dinosaur has its phonetic spelling and some facts about its place in dinosaur lore. The cover features a T-Rex three-dimensional head behind an acetate window.

The Adventures of Black Dog: Beached Whale written by Tiffany Schmidt, illustrated by Andrew Theophilopoulos - Children (Ages 0-6), Picture

Adaptive Books | 9780996066617 | Published May 1, 2015

Whale is in some trouble! Black Dog, Captain, Tess and Jack to the rescue! From the docks of Vineyard Haven, our fearless friends come to the aid of a friend in need in this wonderful new adventure story for children.

Action Movie Kid written by Daniel Hashimoto and Mandy Richardville, illustrated by Valerio Fabbretti - Children (Ages 6-8), Picture

Atria/Keywords Press | 9781476799896 | Published May 5, 2015

James may look like a regular boy, but in his imagination he is Action Movie Kid, defender of his own tiny universe. Monsters, aliens, and robots are no match for James’s super strength and infinite cleverness. Though his superpowers sometimes get him into trouble—especially when others can’t see the dangerous foes that prowl the school yard, and his home—you can always rely on Action Movie Kid to save the day, even if he does need his parents’ help from time to time.

Ally-saurus & the First Day of School by Richard Torrey - Children (Ages 0-6), Picture

Sterling Children's Books | 9781454911791 | Published May 5, 2015

You can call her Ally-SAURUS! When Ally roars off to her first day at school, she hopes she'll meet lots of other dinosaur-mad kids in class. Instead, she's the only one chomping her food with fierce dino teeth and drawing dinosaurs on her nameplate. Even worse, a group of would-be "princesses" snubs her! Will Ally ever make new friends? With its humorous art, appealing heroine, and surprise ending, this fun picture book celebrates children's boundless imagination.

Atlantis in Peril by T. A. Barron - Fantasy, Young Adult 10+, Youth Fiction

Philomel Books | 9780399168048 | Published May 5, 2015

In ATLANTIS RISING, Promi and Atlanta saved their homeland by transforming it into the magical island of Atlantis. They had hoped that would keep it out of the clutches of the evil spirit warlord Narkazan. But Narkazan has returned, more determined than ever to conquer the spirit realm and Atlantis as well. Will the destiny of the mystical isle lie in the boat of Greek sailors who wash up on shore? The powers of the ethereal oceanglass? Or will the growing bond between Promi and Atlanta cause the strongest magic?

Bulldozer's Big Day written by Candace Fleming, illustrated by Eric Rohmann - Children (Ages 0-6), Picture

Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 9781481400978 | Published May 5, 2015

It’s Bulldozer’s big day—his birthday! But around the construction site, it seems like everyone is too busy to remember. Bulldozer wheels around asking his truck friends if they know what day it is, but they each only say it’s a work day. They go on scooping, sifting, stirring, filling, and lifting, and little Bulldozer grows more and more glum. But when the whistle blows at the end of the busy day, Bulldozer discovers a construction site surprise, especially for him!

Extraordinary by Miriam Spitzer Franklin - Children (Ages 9-12), Youth Fiction

Sky Pony Press | 9781632204028 | Published May 5, 2015

Last spring, Pansy chickened out on going to spring break camp, even though she’d promised her best friend, Anna, she’d go. While at camp, Anna contracted meningitis and a dangerously high fever, and she hasn’t been the same since. Pansy’s chasing extraordinary, hoping she reaches it in time for her friend’s triumphant return. But what lies at the end of Pansy’s journey might not be exactly what she had expected --- or wanted.

GALACTIC HOT DOGS: COSMOE'S WEINER GETAWAY written by Max Brallier with illustrations by Rachel Maguire - Children (8 and up), Fiction, Graphic Novel

Aladdin | 9781481424943 | Published May 5, 2015

 Cosmoe is an Earth---Boy who is captain of the Neon Weiner, the finest flying food truck in the galaxy. Along with his bud, Big Humphree, he spends his days cruising the cosmos and staying crazy busy… He cooks up a Mega Dog, escapes mutant worm monsters and protects the Galaxy from evil.

How to Read a Story written by Kate Messner, illustrated by Mark Siegel - Children (Ages 6-8), Picture

Chronicle Books | 9781452112336 | Published May 5, 2015

Accomplished storytellers Kate Messner and Mark Siegel chronicle the process of becoming a reader: from pulling a book off the shelf and finding someone with whom to share a story, to reading aloud, predicting what will happen, and—finally—coming to The End. This picture book playfully and movingly illustrates the idea that the reader who discovers the love of reading finds, at the end, the beginning.

Moone Boy: The Blunder Years by Chris O'Dowd and Nick V. Murphy - Children (Ages 9-12), Family Relationships, Humor, Youth Fiction

Feiwel & Friends | 9781250057075 | Published May 5, 2015

Martin Moone is 11 and completely fed up with being the only boy in a family of girls. He's desperate for a decent wingman to help him navigate his idiotic life. So when best mate Padraic suggests Martin get an imaginary friend --- or "IF" for short --- he decides to give it a go.