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.
Albert Whitman & Company | 9780807556429 | Published December 1, 2016
Tong tong! The legendary Nian monster has returned at Chinese New Year. With horns, scales, and wide, wicked jaws, Nian is intent on devouring Shanghai, starting with Xingling! The old tricks to keep him away don't work on Nian anymore, but Xingling is clever. Will her quick thinking be enough to save the city from the Nian Monster?
Albert Whitman & Company | 9780807521878 | Published December 1, 2016
Before Eugenie Clark's groundbreaking research, most people thought sharks were vicious, blood-thirsty killers. From the first time she saw a shark in an aquarium, Japanese-American Eugenie was enthralled. Instead of frightening and ferocious eating machines, she saw sleek, graceful fish gliding through the water. After she became a scientist --- an unexpected career path for a woman in the 1940s --- she began taking research dives and training sharks, earning her the nickname "The Shark Lady."
Macmillan Children's Books | 9781440598739 | Published December 2, 2016
Maggie's dad is a Hollywood director, and he has her whole life planned: Not only will she grow up to be an entertainment lawyer and work for him, he literally blackmails her to date the boy who's starring in his new movie. But Maggie loves Preston, the British boy who stole her heart, and despite the risk that her dad will make her mother miserable if she doesn't give in, Maggie decides to go for it, designing a red-carpet gown for a young duchess that puts her and the duchess in the limelight. Once there, she turns to Preston and issues a challenge: Can a girl who has given up the glamorous life any other girl would want...be the girl for him?
HMH Books for Young Readers | 9780544978690 | Published December 6, 2016
Charlesbridge | 9781580897341 | Published December 6, 2016
Phil and his shadow used to do everything together. But Phil got tired of Shadow shadowing him, so Shadow up and left. True friends, however, have a way of finding each other somehow.
Beach Lane Books | 9781442488953 | Published December 6, 2016
Little ones adore being independent and trying new things. But they also need Mom and Dad’s reassurance and snuggles. With her spare, lyrical text, debut author Meg Fleming captures the exuberance, the affection and the tender push-and-pull of life with a child. And illustrator Sarah Jane Wright’s evocative illustrations infuse the story with generous helpings of warmth and love.
Aladdin | 9781481470995 | Published December 6, 2016
Dog is very badly behaved --- he destroys everything, chases cars, rolls in poo, and won’t stop running away! But when he finds himself lost and alone there is one person he knows he can always count on.
Disney-Hyperion | 9781484729236 | Published December 6, 2016
Aladdin | 9781481479790 | Published December 6, 2016
little bee books | 9781499801743 | Published December 6, 2016
It’s another bright morning, and there’s a whole day of fun activities ahead! Over the course of a day, a father and his little piglet wake up, get dressed, eat pancakes with syrup, ride bicycles, go on the swings, eat lunch, play hide-and-seek, take a bath and then get ready for bed, eager for the next day to come. This rhythmic call-and-response picture book is an entertaining and interactive reading experience perfect for children who like hands-on books.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316359412 | Published December 6, 2016
Quercus | 9781681444932 | Published December 6, 2016
Aladdin | 9781481447171 | Published December 6, 2016
After the events in Hawaii, Emily is contending with diminished powers, a new body, and the fact that she has to teach the Titan Lorin how to use her own powers. To make matters worse, Joel has been acting strangely towards her ever since she changed, and it’s all become too much. However, Emily has one last promise to fulfil: to save Agent B from the secret government agency called the CRU. But when Emily, Pegasus, Joel, and Paelen arrive in London, they discover that Agent B has been captured by the CRU and the only way to free him is for Emily and Lorin to surrender.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316272636 | Published December 6, 2016
A brand new companion sure to surprise and enchant readers young and old! Mr. Peanuts spends his days climbing trees and gathering nuts --- but he wishes he had another squirrel to share his time with. When he meets a special squirrel friend, he soon finds himself falling in love! They visit the bookstore, go to the park, and have a romantic candlelit dinner. Will Mr. Peanuts get his happily ever after?
Charlesbridge | 9781580897396 | Published December 6, 2016
This sweet, heartwarming story asks one simple question: What color is a kiss? Sassy and intrepid Monica loves to paint and sees her world in every color of the rainbow, but this question nags at her. She paints and paints, hoping to discover the answer. With the help of her mother, Monica discovers that kisses and love come in all colors.
HarperCollins | 9780062429520 | Published December 6, 2016
Even bunnies do yoga! It's a perfect day for yoga, and Bunny is practicing his poses and wishes his friends would do yoga with him! But Lizard is too tired, Fox is in a rush, and Bird has the hiccups. Will Bunny ever be able to get his friends to slow down and realize that yoga just might be the solution to their problems?
jimmy patterson | 9780316349567 | Published December 12, 2016
What makes Isaiah so unique? First, his fur is as blue as the sky --- which until recently was something he'd never seen, but had read all about. That's right ---Isaiah can read, and write. He can also talk to humans...if any of them are willing to listen! After a dramatic escape from a mysterious laboratory, Isaiah is separated from his "mischief" (which is the word for a mouse family), and has to use his special skills to survive in the dangerous outdoors, and hopefully find his missing family.
Dial Books | 9780803739444 | Published December 13, 2016
The children like the chicken, the chicken likes the children and everyone loves story time. So it’s no surprise that more children (and more chickens!) get in on the fun until there are more kids and critters than the librarian knows what to do with.
Delacorte Books for Young Readers | 9780553537963 | Published December 13, 2016
Disney-Hyperion | 9781423127543 | Published December 13, 2016
A winter illness left Lotus, a little girl, without a voice and without friends. A hunter's bullet left Feather, a crane, injured and unable to fly. As Lotus nurses Feather back to health, their bond grows. Soon Feather is following Lotus everywhere, even to school! The bird dances to the girl's reed whistle, much to the delight of the other children. One day, when the village floods, Feather helps raise the alarm as Lotus and her grandfather urge their neighbors to get to high ground. Feather is a true friend to Lotus, but the time comes when Lotus must be a true friend to him --- by encouraging him to migrate with the rest of the cranes.
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) | 9781627798471 | Published December 13, 2016
It's spring! And everything is colorful --- rainbows in the sky and flowers blossoming on trees. When Horace and Hattie Hedgehog see a caterpillar become a butterfly and take flight, they decide to try a transformation of their own. When these two best friends put their minds to solving a problem, nothing can stand in their way!
Applesauce Press | 9781604336573 | Published December 13, 2016
It’s time to MEET THE PRESIDENTS! Learn about the lives, successes, and challenges of each president throughout history in a fun, colorful format with die-cut illustrations of presidential portraits throughout. Every president is showcased on a double-page spread, presenting themselves to kids as if the leader were addressing the reader personally.