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.
Gecko Press | 9781877579486 | Published March 1, 2014
A clear-eyed, funny, and off-beat novel about a girl making sense of a baffling world. Toda' s father has gone away to fight in the war. Luckily, he' s read about camouflage and will be able to hide from the enemy by disguising himself as a bush. Toda is sent to stay with her mother where it'll be safer. Her journey across the border is full of danger and adventure, but she doesn't' t give up. She has to find her mother.
Calkins Creek | 9781590789926 | Published March 1, 2014
In the summer of 1941, Yankee center fielder Joe DiMaggio and his favorite bat, Betsy Ann, begin the longest hitting streak in baseball history. But when Betsy Ann goes missing, will DiMaggio keep hitting? Set on the brink of World War II, this is a spellbinding account of a sports story that united the country and made DiMaggio a hero, at a time when one was profoundly needed.
Sourcebooks Jabberwocky | 9781402288708 | Published March 4, 2014
Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 9781416953449 | Published March 4, 2014
Celeste Marconi is a dreamer. She lives peacefully among friends and neighbors and family in the idyllic town of Valparaiso, Chile—until the time comes when even Celeste, with her head in the clouds, can’t deny the political unrest that is sweeping through the country. Warships are spotted in the harbor and schoolmates disappear from class without a word. Celeste doesn’t quite know what is happening, but one thing is clear: no one is safe, not anymore.
Bloomsbury USA Childrens | 9781619631533 | Published March 4, 2014
The detective Alan Knightley just woke up after a four-year coma. While he was out, his son Darkus read of all his old cases, and he's learned a lot about detective work. Good thing too --- because they find themselves caught up in a conspiracy. Because Alan is still recovering, he tends to fall asleep at the worst possible moments, meaning that young Darkus might just have to solve this mystery by himself.
HarperCollins | 9780062208729 | Published March 4, 2014
It's hard to be the new kid, both on and off the field. Brock is the new kid in town and he's having a hard time fitting in. Thanks to a prank gone wrong, he may be able to settle in on the baseball team. But can he prove himself before he becomes a new kid...again? Another baseball tale with sports action and emotional heart that will keep kids on the edge of their seats.
Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books | 9781416983385 | Published March 4, 2014
Amulet Books | 9781419710520 | Published March 4, 2014
Scholastic Press | 9780545652209 | Published March 4, 2014
Beach Lane Books | 9781442435711 | Published March 4, 2014
Abrams Books for Young Readers | 9781419710360 | Published March 11, 2014
Feiwel & Friends | 9781250040961 | Published March 11, 2014
Inside this book, families will find fun, mischief-making math problems to tackle—math that isn’t just kid-friendly, but actually kid-appealing. With over 100 math riddles on topics from missing socks and glitter to your favorite wild pet and how fast you can run, kids will find math isn’t just fun, it can be found in their everyday lives. And with three different levels of challenge (Wee ones, Little kids, and Big kids), plus a brand-new Bonus question, there’s something for everyone. We can make numbers fun, and change the world, one Bedtime Math puzzle at a time.
Candlewick | 9780763648428 | Published March 11, 2014
Amulet Books | 9781419710391 | Published March 11, 2014
Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9780375864544 | Published March 11, 2014
Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9780375870095 | Published March 11, 2014
Lenny, Mike, and Other Mike are in seventh grade, and this year, Mike makes catcher on the middle-school team. The team has a brilliant new pitcher, Hunter Ashwell, and he and Mike could make the team champions. But things take a strange turn when Hunter's perfect pitching streak goes downhill, and Lenny suspects foul play --- specifically, someone stealing Mike's catcher signals. But who could be responsible, and why?
Schwartz & Wade | 9780375870231 | Published March 11, 2014
SPARKY stars a pet who has more to offer than meets the eye. When our narrator orders a sloth through the mail, the creature that arrives isn't good at tricks or hide-and-seek...or much of anything. Still, there's something about Sparky that is irresistible.
Candlewick | 9780763666330 | Published March 11, 2014
On a mean street in a mean, broken city, a young girl tries to snatch an old woman’s bag. But the frail old woman, holding on with the strength of heroes, says the thief can’t have it without giving something in return: the promise. It is the beginning of a journey that will change the thieving girl’s life — and a chance to change the world, for good.
Candlewick | 9780763669904 | Published March 11, 2014
We spend most of our lives in buildings. But why and how did people start making buildings? Patrick Dillon’s stories of remarkable buildings and the remarkable people who made them celebrates the ingenuity of human creation. Stephen Biesty’s extraordinarily detailed illustrations take us inside famous buildings throughout history and demonstrate just how these marvelous structures fit together.
Nosy Crow | 9780763671013 | Published March 11, 2014
Timothy Limpet feels out of place in his troll family. He likes things to be just so, and most trolls, frankly, don’t. Tabitha Lumpit likes things to be loud, loopy, and messy, and she feels like a fish out of water in her very neat family. Sometimes they wonder if their families really see them for who they are. So Timothy and Tabitha swap places . . . with hilarious and touching results.
Dial | 9780803740624 | Published March 13, 2014
In middle school, Gabrielle “Gabe” Ford developed a degenerative muscle disease, and was harassed by bullies as a result. Then Gabe got a dog, Izzy, who developed an uncannily similar disorder. They were invited to appear on Animal Planet to talk about their bond, which in turn led to an invitation to speak at a school. And so began Gabe’s career as an anti-bullying advocate.
Putnam Juvenile | 9780399247903 | Published March 13, 2014
As a boy, Hector loved playing soccer in his small Johannesburg township. He dreamed of playing on a real pitch with the boys from another part of the city, but apartheid made that impossible. Then, in 1990, Nelson Mandela was released from prison, and apartheid began to crumble. And when the beloved Bafana Bafana national soccer team won the African Cup of Nations, Hector realized that dreams once impossible could now come true.
Holiday House | 9780823429509 | Published March 14, 2014
A portrait of the man who grew from a sickly child into a passionate conservationist, skilled outdoorsman, and Nobel Peace Prize-winning mediator, as well as one of the U.S. s most colorful and energetic presidents.
Holiday House | 9780823429202 | Published March 14, 2014
This riveting account of the murder of three civil rights crusaders in Mississippi offers new interviews with volunteers from that fateful summer and many never-before-seen photographs.
Holiday House | 9780823425259 | Published March 14, 2014
In this poignant middle-grade novel taking place over the summer of 1965, Holly and her cousin Ivy discover family secrets no one has spoken of since World War II involving a terrifying accident, their Uncle Jesse s death in a Japanese Internment camp, and a boy named Kiyo.
Bloomsbury USA Childrens | 9781408827253 | Published March 18, 2014
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 9781442475274 | Published March 18, 2014
Viking Juvenile | 9780670015542 | Published March 18, 2014
In a world where animals no longer exist, twelve-year-old Kester Jaynes sometimes feels like he hardly exists either. Locked away in a home for troubled children, he meets a flock of talking pigeons and a bossy cockroach. Kester thinks he's finally gone crazy. The pigeons fly Kester to a wild place where the last creatures in the land have survived. A wise stag needs Kester's help, and together they embark on a great journey.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) | 9780374363093 | Published March 18, 2014
Fiona shows up on Alistair's doorstep with a proposition: she wants him to write her biography. Fiona says a portal in her basement leads to a magical world where a creature called the Riverman is stealing children's souls. If Fiona really believes what she’s saying, Alistair fears she may be crazy. But if it’s true, her life could be at risk, and it’s up to Alistair to separate fact from fiction, fantasy from reality.
Dial | 9780803740013 | Published March 18, 2014
Putnam Juvenile | 9780399257001 | Published March 20, 2014
Putnam Juvenile | 9780399251603 | Published March 20, 2014
Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9780385753319 | Published March 25, 2014
Scholastic Paperbacks | 9780545646499 | Published March 25, 2014
Scholastic Inc. | 9780545522458 | Published March 25, 2014
Erdas is a land of balance. A rare link, the spirit animal bond, bridges the human and animal worlds. Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan each have this gift-and the grave responsibility that comes with it. But the Conquerors are trying to destroy this balance. They're swallowing whole cities in their rush for power-including Meilin's home. Fed up with waiting and ready to fight, Meilin has set off into enemy territory with her spirit animal, a panda named Jhi. Her friends aren't far behind . . . but they're not the only ones. The enemy is everywhere.
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) | 9781627790314 | Published March 25, 2014
The day the First World War broke out, Alfie Summerfield's father promised he wouldn't go away to fight—but he broke that promise the following day. Four years later, Alfie doesn't know where his father might be, other than that he's away on a special, secret mission. Then, while shining shoes at King's Cross Station, Alfie unexpectedly sees his father's name on a sheaf of papers belonging to a military doctor. Bewildered and confused, Alfie realizes his father is in a hospital close by—a hospital treating soldiers with shell shock. Alfie isn't sure what shell shock is, but he is determined to rescue his father from this strange, unnerving place. . . .
Candlewick | 9780763656966 | Published March 25, 2014
The clouds are gathering above a city street and soon — tap, tap, boom, boom! As a thunderstorm rolls in, people of all stripes race down to the subway to get away from the crackling rain and wind. With quirky wordplay and infectious rhymes, Elizabeth Bluemle crystallizes an unexpected moment of community, while G. Brian Karas’s warm illustrations show the smiles to be had when a storm brings strangers together as friends.
Candlewick | 9780763667351 | Published March 25, 2014
Cecily and Jeremy have been sent to live with their uncle Peregrine in the English countryside, safe from the war, along with a young refugee named May. But when Cecily and May find two mysterious boys hiding in the ruins of a nearby castle, an extraordinary adventure begins.
Delacorte Books for Young Readers | 9780385376150 | Published March 25, 2014
Piper has never seen the Mark of the Dragonfly until she finds the girl amid the wreckage of a caravan in the Meteor Fields.
The girl doesn't remember a thing about her life, but the intricate tattoo on her arm is proof that she's from the Dragonfly Territories and that she's protected by the king. Which means a reward for Piper if she can get the girl home.
The one sure way to the Territories is the 401, a great old beauty of a train. But a ticket costs more coin than Piper could make in a year. And stowing away is a difficult prospect--everyone knows that getting past the peculiar green-eyed boy who stands guard is nearly impossible.
Life for Piper just turned dangerous. A little bit magical. And very exciting, if she can manage to survive the journey.
Peachtree Publishers | 9781561457939 | Published March 1, 2014
In Stripes of All Types, author and illustrator Susan Stockdale brings to life a patterned parade of animals, showing young readers some of the many reasons stripes are found so often in nature. Bouncy, alliterative rhyme and simple phrases keep readers entertained, while a glossary at the back provides more in-depth information on each featured animal. Now available in this bilingual English/Spanish edition.
Priddy Books | 9780312516611 | Published March 4, 2014
Seen through the eyes of the Schoolies characters, this first storybook tells a reassuring story about an early experience which every child encounters – recess! In classic paperback, 8 x 8 format, with sticker sheets inside, this first picture book features simple text which is ideal for early independent readers to read by themselves.
Razorbill | 9781595146663 | Published March 4, 2014
They call themselves SYLO and they are a secret branch of the U.S. Navy. SYLO’s commander, Captain Granger, informs Pemberwick residents that the island has been hit by a lethal virus and must be quarantined. Now Pemberwick is cut off from the outside world.
Candlewick | 9780763669393 | Published March 11, 2014
Strange storms are blowing up from the ocean, caused by the nightmares of Neptune, King of the Sea. Convinced that his dreams herald an approaching threat, Neptune enlists half-mermaids Emily Windsnap and Aaron for a top-secret mission to find and eliminate the source of the trouble. Deep within an alpine lake the two discover a trove of stolen memories and Neptune’s darkest secret.
Charlesbridge | 9781580894357 | Published March 11, 2014
American-born Skye is a good student and a star soccer player who never really gives any thought to the fact that her father is Japanese. Her cousin, Hiroshi, lives in Japan, and never really gives a thought to his uncle’s family living in the U.S. Their lives are thrown together when Hiroshi’s family, with his grandfather (who is also his best friend), have to move to the U.S. suddenly. Skye resents that she is now "not Japanese enough," and yet the friends she’s known forever abruptly realize she is "other." Hiroshi has a hard time adjusting to life in a new culture, and resents Skye’s intrusions on his time with Grandfather. Through all of this is woven Hiroshi’s expertise, and Skye’s growing interest in, kite making and competitive kite flying, culminating in a contest at the annual Washington Cherry Blossom Festival.
Margaret K. McElderry Books | 9781442433441 | Published March 11, 2014
Amulet Books | 9781419710322 | Published March 18, 2014
Square Fish | 9781250044211 | Published March 18, 2014
It’s 1938, and twelve-year-old Edith is about to move from the tiny German village she’s lived in all her life to a place that seems as foreign as the moon: Chicago, Illinois. And she will be doing it alone. This novel about one girl’s escape from Hitler’s Germany was inspired by the experiences of the author’s mother, one of twelve hundred children rescued by Americans as part of the One Thousand Children project.
Square Fish | 9781250040091 | Published March 25, 2014