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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.

March 2015

Hardcover

P. Zonka Lays An Egg by Julie Paschkis - Children's, Fiction, Picture

Peachtree Publishers | 9781561458196 | Published March 1, 2015

Extraordinary hen P. Zonka spends her time taking in the beauty around her: the shiny green of the grass, the buttery yellows of the dandelions, the deep blue of the sky. The other hens can't understand why she never lays eggs like they do. Finally, P. Zonka gives in and lays an egg. To everyone's delight, she produces a wondrous egg that contains all the colors and designs that she has stored in her creative imagination.

Sun Above and Blooms Below: A Springtime of Opposites by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky and Susan Swan - Children (Ages 0-6), Picture

Albert Whitman & Company | 9780807536322 | Published March 1, 2015

Time for a field trip to the farm to see chicks hatch--and discover opposites too! It's still a little cold and wet outside, but it's warm and dry inside the barn where the eggs are waiting. You'll find things that are big and little, short and tall, from beginning to end of this springtime story.

The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang - Children's, Fairy Tale, Fiction, Picture, Youth Fiction

Hesperus Press | 9781843915393 | Published March 1, 2015

Andrew Lang's famous legacy of fairy books is here continued with the publication of the third title. Purchased and read all over the world, Lang's books proved tremendously popular when first published and the spellbinding stories resonate to this day. This beautiful volume features renditions of old favorites such as "The Story of the Three Bears," "The Three Little Pigs," "The Magic Swan," and "The Story of the Fisherman and His Wife" along with some perhaps less well-known titles such as "The Enchanted Snake" and "Jack my Hedgehog."

The Red Bicycle: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Bicycle written by Jude Isabella with illustrations by Simone Shin - Children (Ages 9-12), Children's, Nonfiction, Picture

Kids Can Press | 9781771380232 | Published March 1, 2015

In this unique nonfiction picture book, the main character is a bicycle that starts its life like so many bicycles in North America, being owned and ridden by a young boy. The boy, Leo, treasures his bicycle so much he gives it a name --- Big Red. But eventually Leo outgrows Big Red, and this is where the bicycle's story takes a turn from the everyday, because Leo decides to donate it to an organization that ships bicycles to Africa. Big Red is sent to Burkina Faso, in West Africa, where it finds a home with Alisetta, who uses it to gain quicker access to her family's sorghum field and to the market. Then, over time, it finds its way to a young woman named Haridata, who has a new purpose for the bicycle --- renamed Le Grand Rouge --- delivering medications and bringing sick people to the hospital. This book makes an excellent choice for cultural studies classes; author Jude Isabella has provided several terrific suggestions in the back of the book for projects large and small, while a map shows the distance the bicycle traveled across the Atlantic Ocean. Award-winning illustrator Simone Shin's digitally composed artwork includes evocative depictions of Alisetta's and Haridata's communities in rural Africa, creating vivid comparisons between Leo's life and their lives. Youngsters will learn how different the world is for those who rely on bicycles as a mode of transportation, and how one ordinary bicycle --- and a child's desire to make a difference --- can change lives across the world. This book also offers an excellent opportunity for expanding character education lessons on caring, compassion and empathy to include the wider world.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to School... by Davide Cali and Benjamin Chaud - Children (Ages 6-8), Children (Ages 8-10), Children's, Fiction, Picture

Chronicle Books | 9781452131689 | Published March 3, 2015

First, some giant ants steal breakfast.
 
Then there are the evil ninjas, massive ape, mysterious mole people, giant blob, and countless other daunting (and astonishing) detours along the way to school. Are these excuses really why this student is late? Or is there another explanation that is even more outrageous than the rest?
Canned and Crushed by Bibi Belford - Children (Ages 8-10), Children (Ages 9-12), Family, Fiction

Sky Pony Press | 9781632204356 | Published March 3, 2015

When Sandro Zapote finds out his little sister needs heart surgery, he is determined to help his parents raise the money they’ll need to help her get better. Sandro’s dad is in the states illegally and must work two jobs to support the family. For one, he picks up roadkill for the department of streets and sanitation and gets paid by the carcass. For the other, he collects scrap metal to recycle for cash. Sandro helps his dad with some of the scrap metal heavy lifting, and one headboard, a weight bench, some gutters, and a few car parts later, Sandro has a brilliant idea: can collecting. Save the environment. Save his family. Maybe even save some spending money for the fabulous, fast new bike he’s been coveting.

Completely Clementine written by Sara Pennypacker with illustrations by Marla Frazee - Children (Ages 6-8), Fiction

Disney-Hyperion | 9781423123583 | Published March 3, 2015

Summer is coming, and Clementine is not ready. She is not ready to start speaking to her father again, because she's still mad at him for eating meat.Then there is the new baby on the way. Clementine's mom sure doesn't seem ready. What Clementine really isn't ready for is saying good-bye to her third grade teacher. She knows Mr. D'Matz is going to tell her all kinds of things that aren't true. Everything else may be changing around her, but that doesn't mean that Clementine has.

Counting Crows written by Kathi Appelt with illustrations by 2 - Children (Ages 0-6), Children's, Picture

Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 9781442423275 | Published March 3, 2015

One, two, three, crows in a tree, bedecked in red scarves and hungry as can be. So they fly out of their nest with snacking in mind, and snack they do. Snack one, snack two, snack three --- all the way to a dozen! But before they have time to complain about bellyaches, they have a bigger problem: a cat has been eyeing them...as potential snacks! Can these well-fed crows become well-FLED crows?
Dinosaur Vs. Mommy by Bob Shea - Children (Ages 0-6), Children's, Fiction, Picture

Disney-Hyperion | 9781423160861 | Published March 3, 2015

Dinosaur is spending the day with Mommy. ROAR! He helps her wake up, go shopping, sort laundry, and more--his way, that is. By bedtime, it looks like Mommy is down for the count. Is one little red dinosaur just too much for her, or will Mommy win? Chock full of the bold graphics and exuberance that has made the Dinosaur vs. series so popular, this book will tickle toddlers and mommies on Mother's Day and every day thereafter.

Fatal Fever: Tracking Down Typhoid Mary by Gail Jarrow - Children (Ages 9-12), Children's Nonfiction

Calkins Creek | 9781620915974 | Published March 3, 2015

FATAL FEVER: TRACKING DOWN TYPHOID MARY is the first middle-grade trade book that tells the true story of the woman who unwittingly spread deadly bacteria, the epidemiologist who discovered her trail of infection, and the health department that decided her fate. This gripping story follows this tragic disease as it shatters lives from the early twentieth century to today. It will keep readers on the edges of the seats wondering what happened to Mary and the innocent typhoid victims