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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.

December 2014

Hardcover

Goodnight Already! by Jory John and Benji Davies - Children (Ages 0-6), Picture

HarperCollins | 9780062286208 | Published December 2, 2014

Meet Bear. He's exhausted. All he wants is to go to sleep. Meet Duck, Bear's persistent next-door neighbor. All he wants is to hang out . . . with Bear.

Origins of Olympus by Kate O'Hearn - Children (Ages 8-10), Mythology

Aladdin | 9781442497153 | Published December 2, 2014

A deadly plague has struck Olympus. While the Olympians fade one by one, Emily’s heart breaks as she watches, particularly when Pegasus begins to slip away. Determined to save him, she embarks on an investigation that takes her back in time to the origins of Olympus and to the deadly battle between the Olympians and the Titans. 

Violet and Victor Write the Best-Ever Bookworm Book by Alice Kuipers and Bethanie Murguia - Children (Ages 0-6), Picture

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316212007 | Published December 2, 2014

Violet and Victor Small are twins on a mission: to write the best book in the whole, entire world--together! Victor is reluctant, but Violet is determined, and soon the ideas can't come quickly enough.

Blue on Blue written by Dianne White, illustrated by Beth Krommes - Children (Ages 6-8), Picture

Beach Lane Books | 9781442412675 | Published December 9, 2014

Join a farming family as they experience the full range of a thrilling seaside thunderstorm—from the wild wind and the very first drops; to the pouring, pouring rain; to the wonderful messy mud after the sun returns!

Bo at Iditarod Creek written by Kirkpatrick Hill, illustrated by LeUyen Pham - Children (Ages 9-12)

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) | 9780805093520 | Published December 9, 2014

Ever since five-year-old Bo can remember, she and her papas have lived in the little Alaskan mining town of Ballard Creek. Now the family must move upriver to Iditarod Creek for work at a new mine, and Bo is losing the only home she’s ever known. Initially homesick, she soon realizes that there is warmth and friendship to be found everywhere . . . and what’s more, her new town may hold an unexpected addition to her already unconventional family.

King Dork Approximately by Frank Portman - Children (Ages 9-12)

Delacorte Press | 9780385736183 | Published December 9, 2014

Aside from the stitches and the head wound, Tom Henderson is the same old King Dork. He's still trying to work out who to blame for the new scar on his forehead, the memory loss, and his father's mysterious death. But illicit female hospital visitations, The Catcher in the Rye, and the Hillmont High sex-pocalypse have made him a new man. What doesn't make you stronger can kill you, though, and tenth grade, act two, promises to be a killer. Tom's down one bloodstained army coat, one Little Big Tom, and two secret semi-imaginary girlfriends. Now his most deeply held beliefs about alphabetical-order friendship, recycling, school spirit, girls, rock and roll, the stitching on jeans, the Catcher Code, and the structure of the universe are about to explode in his face. If only a female robot's notes could solve the world's problems, he'd have a chance. But how likely is that?
The Bee Who Spoke: The Wonderful World of Belle and the Bee by Al MacCuish and Rebecca Gibbon - Children's, Picture

Thames & Hudson | 9780500650271 | Published December 9, 2014

In The Bee Who Spoke, we are introduced to Belle, an adventurous and inquisitive eleven-year-old girl who lives in Paris. For her summer vacation, she travels with her family to the Ardeche countryside to visit her grandparents. When she arrives she is given a bicycle so that she may explore the glorious outdoors. 

The Untold History of the United States, Volume 1: Young Readers Edition written by Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick - Children's (10 and up), Historical , Nonfiction

Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 9781481421737 | Published December 9, 2014

This is not the kind of history taught in schools or normally presented on television or in popular movies. This riveting young readers’ edition challenges prevailing orthodoxies to reveal the dark reality about the rise and fall of the American empire for curious, budding historians who are hungry for the truth. Based on the latest archival findings and recently declassified information, this book will come as a surprise to the vast majority of students and their teachers—and that’s precisely why this edition is such a crucial counterpoint to today’s history textbooks.

Crankenstein Valentine by Samantha Berger and Dan Santat - Children (Ages 0-6)

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316376389 | Published December 16, 2014

CRANKENSTEIN! He's BAAAAACK! 

See what happens to an ordinary kid on the most lovey-dovey, yuckiest day of the year-Valentine's Day! Cheesy cards, allergy-inducing bouquets, and heart-shaped everything? It's enough to turn anyone into a monster! YECHHHH! But Crankenstein might just find a way to turn his sour day sweet...because even the crankiest monsters have hearts!

Llama Llama I Love You by Anna Dewdney - Children's, Picture

Viking Juvenile | 9780451469816 | Published December 26, 2014

In Llama Llama I Love You, little llama shows his friends and family how much he loves them with heart-shaped cards and lots of hugs. What could be sweeter than Llama Llama on Valentine's Day?