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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 2017

Hardcover

A Beginner's Guide to Coding by Marc Scott and Mick Marston - Children's 8-12, Children's Nonfiction, Humor, Nonfiction, Technology

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | 9781681195407 | Published June 6, 2017

A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO CODING is an easy-to-follow guide to the basics of coding, using the free programming languages of Scratch and Python. These step-by-step projects will have young coders talking to their own chatbots or making their own computer games in no time. Accessible, engaging, and fun, this book is bursting with eye-catching illustrations and fantastic projects to introduce aspiring young programmers to the world of coding.

Bravelands #1: Broken Pride by Eric Hunter - Animals , Fiction

HarperCollins | 9780062642028 | Published June 6, 2017

For generations, the animals of the African plains have followed a single rule: only kill to survive. But when an unthinkable act of betrayal shatters the peace, the fragile balance between predators and prey will rest in the paws of three unlikely heroes.
Danger is Totally Everywhere: School of Danger Written by David O'Doherty with illustrations by Chris Judge. - Comic Books, Family Life, Fiction, Humor

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316502023 | Published June 6, 2017

In this third wacky handbook about how to avoid danger of every kind --- from vampiric teachers to haunted books --- Dr. Noel Zone joins the teaching staff of the local school after a small mishap involving his Danger Mobile (a shopping cart). But any POD (Pupil of Dangerology) knows that schools are full of danger in the classrooms, in the lunchroom and most definitely in the gymnasium. 

Exit Strategy (MAX) by Lauren Allbright - Children's 9-13, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship

Aladdin | 9781481479127 | Published June 6, 2017

Ross Stevens has changed schools twelve times in the last three years but when his beloved Pops becomes ill, Ross and his mom must plant roots --- which means no more school moves. And no more moves mean no more school exits, and Ross has perfected the science of leaving a school with an epic prank. Worse, it means he will actually have to learn how to make friends and do a science project, two things he’s never had to do before.

Felix Yz by Lisa Bunker - Children's 10-14, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Science Fiction

Viking Books for Young Readers | 9780425288504 | Published June 6, 2017

When Felix Yz was three years old, a hyperintelligent fourth-dimensional being became fused inside him after one of his father’s science experiments went terribly wrong. The creature is friendly, but Felix --- now thirteen --- won’t be able to grow to adulthood while they’re still melded together. So a risky Procedure is planned to separate them...but it may end up killing them both instead. This book is Felix’s secret blog, a chronicle of the days leading up to the Procedure. Some days it’s business as usual --- time with his close-knit family, run-ins with a bully at school, anxiety about his crush.

Holly Farb and the Princess of the Galaxy by Gareth Wronski - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Humor, Science Fiction

Aladdin | 9781481471770 | Published June 6, 2017

Holly Farb is not the Princess of the Galaxy. She may be top of the class in every subject, but she can’t even win a school election, never mind rule the Milky Way. The aliens who kidnapped her have gotten it all wrong. Unfortunately Holly’s alien pirate kidnappers believe that she’s the princess they’ve been looking for, and so she finds herself hurtling through space on an alien pirate ship together with her teacher, Mr. Mendez, and Chester, the most annoying boy in her class. Now all she has to do is escape the pirates, find the missing princess, and get back to Earth in time for her big test on Friday.

If Found...Please Return to Elise Gravel by Elise Gravel - Comic Books, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Literary

Drawn and Quarterly | 9781770462786 | Published June 6, 2017

Elise Gravel offers readers a sneak peek into her sketchbook, where colorful monsters, imaginary friends and grumpy things reign supreme. Filled to the brim with vibrant felt marker illustrations, IF FOUND… is not just an exhibition of Gravel’s work, but a challenge to young artists to keep a daily sketchbook. 

Mango Delight Written by Fracaswell Hyman with illustrations by Frank Morrison - Children's 9-13, Fiction, Friendship

Sterling Children's Books | 9781454923329 | Published June 6, 2017

When seventh-grader Mango Delight Fuller accidentally breaks her BFF Brooklyn’s new cell phone, her life falls apart. She loses her friends and her spot on the track team, and even costs her father his job as a chef. But Brooklyn’s planned revenge --- sneakily signing up Mango to audition for the school musical --- backfires when Mango not only wins the lead role, but becomes a YouTube sensation and attracts the attention of the school’s queen bee, Hailey Jo. Hailey Jo is from a VERY wealthy family, and expects everyone to do her bidding. Soon Mango finds herself forced to make tough choices.

One Shadow on the Wall by Leah Henderson - Children's 8-12, Culture, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship

Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 9781481462952 | Published June 6, 2017

Eleven-year-old Mor was used to hearing his father’s voice, even if no one else could since his father’s death. It was comforting. It was also a reminder that Mor had made a promise to his father before he passed: keep your sisters safe. Keep the family together. But almost as soon as they are orphaned, that promise seems impossible to keep. With an aunt from the big city ready to separate him and his sisters as soon as she arrives, and a gang of boys from a nearby village wanting everything he has --- including his spirit --- Mor is tested in ways he never imagined.

Out of Abaton, Book 2 Lord of Monsters by John Claude Bemis - Adventure, Children's 9-12, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484707418 | Published June 6, 2017

With royal banquets, a regal wardrobe and a whole new set of rules, Pinocchio has a lot to adjust to in his new life as prester alongside Princess Lazuli. But before they can get comfortable, they are interrupted by an unwelcome guest --- a monster! And this isn't just any monster; it's a beast that was imprisoned centuries earlier. Desperate to locate the prison and make sure none of its other monsters were able to escape, Lazuli, Pinocchio and their Celestial Brigade set out to save Abaton. But when Pinocchio tries to use his powers, they have an unintended effect: he is turning back into a wooden automa. And if he's not careful, he may lose his human form forever.

Outside In by Jennifer Bradbury - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Mythology, Religion, Religion & Spirituality

Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books | 9781442468276 | Published June 6, 2017

Twelve-year-old Ram is a street boy living behind a sign on a building’s rooftop, barely scraping by, winning games of gilli for money, occasionally given morsels of food through the kindness of Mr. Singh, a professor and father of his friend Daya. But his prowess at gilli is what gets him into big trouble. One day, when he wins against some schoolboys fair and square, the boys are infuriated. As they chase Ram across town, he flings his small sack of money over a factory gate where no one can get it, and disappears into the alleyways.

Princess Juniper of Torr by Ammi-Joan Paquette - Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship

Philomel Books | 9780399171536 | Published June 6, 2017

Princess Juniper might have conquered her challenges up in the Hourglass Mountains, but back home in Torr, chaos reigns. The castle has been invaded. Juniper’s father, King Regis, is behind bars. And all his loyal subjects are imprisoned along with him. Juniper and her friends must find a way to rescue their kingdom! But how? With tricks and spies, secrets and lies piling up at every turn, the friends are in more danger than ever. But Juniper won’t let that stop her! As Crown Princess, it’s up to her to lead the way and figure out how to save her home and her father.

Rules for Thieves by Alexandra Ott - Children's 8-12, Family, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship

Aladdin | 9781481472746 | Published June 6, 2017

Twelve-year-old Alli Rosco is smart, resourceful, and totally incapable of keeping her mouth shut. Some of these traits have served her well during her nine years in Azeland’s orphanage, and others have proved more troublesome...but now that she’s escaped to try her luck on the streets, she has bigger problems than extra chores to contend with. Surviving would be hard enough, but after a run-in with one of the city’s Protectors, she’s marked by a curse that’s slowly working its way to her heart. There is a cure, but the cost is astronomical --- and seems well out of her reach.

The Book of Shadows by Ruth Hatfield - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) | 9781627790031 | Published June 6, 2017

Danny's cousin Tom has been killed --- and forgotten. All memories of Tom have been erased, as though he had never existed. For a while, there is peace. Until Danny remembers. Determined to restore what has been lost, Danny seeks out Cath, living far from civilization. But other troubles loom. 
The Frog Princess Returns (Tales of the Frog Princess) by E.D. Baker - Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Humor, Magic

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | 9781681191379 | Published June 6, 2017

Two weeks after Emma's birthday, Prince Eadric --- having been turned from a frog into a human again --- is still in Greater Greensward. One day, a beautiful princess named Adara arrives at the castle in Greater Greensward for a visit, claiming to be Emma's distant cousin. But Adara has other motives that threaten Emma and Eadric's blossoming romance. Meanwhile, something is very wrong in Greater Greensward. Crops are dying, streams are drying up, and large sections of trees in the enchanted forest are withering --- all because the Fairy Queen has disappeared.
The Girl with the Ghost Machine by Lauren DeStefano - Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Science Fiction

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | 9781681194448 | Published June 6, 2017

When Emmaline Beaumont's father started building the ghost machine, she didn't expect it to bring her mother back from the dead. But by locking himself in the basement to toil away at his hopes, Monsieur Beaumont has become obsessed with the contraption and neglected the living, and Emmaline is tired of feeling forgotten.

The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 2: Middle School Mayhem by Rachel Renée Russell - Children's 9-13, Fiction, Friendship, Graphic Novel, Humor

Aladdin | 9781481460033 | Published June 6, 2017

When we last left our hero, Max Crumbly, he had crash-landed on top of a Mighty Meat Monster pizza after taking a late night tumble through the vents at South Ridge Middle School --- and he was completely surrounded by three ruthless criminals! Will Max be shredded to bits like mozzarella cheese on the hard and crunchy pizza crust of doom? Can his friend and sidekick, computer whiz Erin, help get him out of this sticky situation alive?

The Rogue World by Matthew J. Kirby - Fiction, Mystery, Nature, Science, Science Fiction

Balzer + Bray | 9780062224934 | Published June 6, 2017

After the shattering new discoveries they made in Egypt, Eleanor and her mother, Samantha, have been separated: Samantha working with the sinister Dr. Watkins to ensure the survival of only a small number of humans, and Eleanor and her friends uniting in the desperate hope of saving the entire planet. 

Tournament of Champions Written by Phil Bildner with illustrations by Tim Probert. - Fiction, Friendship, Sports

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) | 9780374305079 | Published June 6, 2017

It's spring of their fifth-grade year and Rip and Red have a thrilling opportunity to participate in a weekend basketball tournament with a few other members of Clifton United. While the tournament is only a short bus ride away, both boys will travel outside their comfort zones. 

Pottymouth and Stoopid Written by James Patterson with illustrations by Stephen Gilpin. - Family Life, Fiction, Friendship, Humor

jimmy patterson | 9780316349635 | Published June 12, 2017

David and his best friend Michael were tagged with awful nicknames way back in preschool when everyone did silly things. Fast-forward to seventh grade: "Pottymouth" and "Stoopid" are still stuck with the names --- and everyone in school, including the teachers and their principal, believe the labels are true. So how do they go about changing everyone's minds? 
14 Hollow Road by Jenn Bishop - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship, Science

Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9781101938751 | Published June 13, 2017

The night of the sixth-grade dance is supposed to be perfect for Maddie: she'll wear her perfect new dress, hit the dance floor with her friends, and her crush, Avery, will ask her to dance. But as the first slow song starts to play, her plans crumble. Avery asks someone else to dance instead --- and then the power goes out. Huddled in the gym, Maddie and her friends are stunned to hear that a tornado has ripped through the other side of town, destroying both Maddie's and Avery's homes.
 

A Dog Like Daisy by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb - Animals , Fiction, Friendship, Historical Fiction

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062463241 | Published June 13, 2017

 

Daisy has only ten weeks to prove her usefulness or else be sent back to the pound. Yet if she goes back, who will protect Colonel Victor from his PTSD attacks? Or save the littler human, Micah, from those infernal ear muzzles he calls earphones? What if no one ever adopts her again?

Emily and the Spellstone by Michael Rubens - Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship, Humor

Clarion Books | 9780544790865 | Published June 13, 2017

Emily picks up a stone that looks like a cell phone but has unexpected magical powers. It's a Spellstone! Now that she has become an unwilling Stonemaster --- one who wields the power of the Stone --- she has to figure out Spellstone technology fast if she is to survive a hair-raising adventure among giant dogs, demons, clones, mean girls and deeply wicked people who want the Stone. 

Exploring Space: From Galileo to the Mars Rover and Beyond Written by Martin Jenkins with illustrations by Stephen Biesty - Children's 8-12, Children's Nonfiction, Science

Candlewick | 9780763689315 | Published June 13, 2017

For centuries, humans have looked up at the night sky and wondered what it’s like deep in space, far from Earth --- and now we’ve begun to find out. We’ve landed on the moon, put robots on Mars, and sent space probes billions of miles to explore the far reaches of our solar system. Told in richly detailed cutaway illustrations by Stephen Biesty and friendly, engaging writing by Martin Jenkins, here is the enthralling story of how we made the great leap into space and what we’ve discovered there.

Joplin, Wishing by Diane Stanley - Fiction, Friendship

HarperCollins | 9780062423702 | Published June 13, 2017

While cleaning out her reclusive grandfather’s house, Joplin discovers pieces of a broken platter in a cookie tin. After having the platter repaired, Joplin wishes that she could both find a friend at school, and befriend the girl pictured in the platter. The next day, Joplin befriends a boy named Barrett, and also notices a girl outside her apartment. A girl who looks remarkably like the girl in the platter…