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.
Scholastic Inc. | 9780545298438 | Published December 4, 2012
Dan and Amy were ready for a fight when seven members of their family were kidnapped, but their enemy has proved to be very tricky. Can the Cahills defeat the Vespers before it's too late?
Putnam Juvenile | 9780399252136 | Published December 6, 2012
Tosh loves the tea cakes Grandma Honey always makes him, but even more than that, he loves the story of great-great-great-great-grandma Ida baking them in the big house of a plantation and sneaking them to slave children who weren't allowed to have sweets. When Grandma Honey begins to forget the story, Tosh is there to return the gift of tea cakes and stories.
Razorbill | 9781595145888 | Published December 6, 2012
Can a lonely boy and a misfit bear hoodwink cruel Claude and save an entire circus of captive animals?
Little, Brown and Company | 9780316206938 | Published December 10, 2012
Jamie Grimm wants to become a stand up comic, but his life doesn't give him too much to laugh about. However, when the Planet's Funniest Kid Comic contest rolls around he knows he has to enter. Can he pull it off?
Delacorte Books for Young Readers | 9780385740777 | Published December 11, 2012
Tom is in shock. He's just discovered that his dad is an escaped fairy on the run. And that he must trust his life to three dangerous fairy godmothers he's never met. Two of them are hardened criminals, and one falls out of the window when she tries to fly...Will their mad magic be enough to help Tom rescue his dad from the clutches of some killer fairies?
Papercutz | 9781597073691 | Published December 24, 2012
Archaia Entertainment, LLC | 9781936393602 | Published December 25, 2012
Archaia Entertainment, LLC | 9781936393589 | Published December 25, 2012
Amistad | 9780061920820 | Published December 26, 2012
Many hands had to work together to build the White House. This powerful story tells the story of the slaves remembered for the extraordinary feat of building one of the most notable buildings in the United States.
Chronicle Books | 9781452101194 | Published December 26, 2012
These poems tell the stories of seventeen brave men and women who were willing to risk it all in achieve civil rights for everyone.
Putnam Juvenile | 9780399160011 | Published December 27, 2012
In 1852, Hope's father can't stand to be a slave for another minute, so one night he runs away to join the Union army and fight for freedom. Hope is sad to see her father go and is scared she will never see him again. Before he leaves, Papa leaves Hope a conch shell telling her that the sound the shell makes is the sound of freedom. On January 1, 1863, Abraham Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation freeing the slaves and Hope sees a familiar shape on the horizon.
Scholastic Paperbacks | 9780545341059 | Published December 1, 2012
The Thea Sisters are boarding the famouse Orient Express for a journey from Paris to Istanbul! The train is on a special trip to return a precious wedding dress stolen years ago from an Istanbul museum. But there's a rumor that the mysterious Acrobat Thief will steal the dress from the moving train! The Thea Sisters are determined to foil this super-sneaky mouse's plans.
Scholastic Press | 9780545093170 | Published December 1, 2012
Exiled as a pup, then shunned by his fellow wolves for his unusual connection to the bears, Faolan has struggled to earn a place in the pack. But a terrible danger is looming on the horizon, and Faolan is the only one who knows how to fight it. Unless Faolan can inspire the pack to stand together, it could be the end of the wolves of the beyond.
Papercutz | 9781597073615 | Published December 11, 2012
Yearling | 9780375873294 | Published December 11, 2012
Twelve-year-old Flora Fox would do anything not to go to Penrice Hall, the boarding school her parents are shipping her off to because of a family emergency. On the train ride to Penrice, Flora awakens from a nap to find herself transported into the past --- 1935, to be exact. .
Yearling | 9780307930606 | Published December 11, 2012
Sammy thought she'd seen all the weirdness her town had to offer --- and then she met Justice Jack, Santa Martina's very own superhero. He's really just a guy in spandex and a mask who rides around town on a dirt bike, hoping to find some crime to fight. The old folks in town have asked him to track down Sammy's neighbor Mrs. Wedgewood, who seems to have disappeared --- along with a lot of other people's cash.
Yearling | 9780375853678 | Published December 11, 2012
Carson’s father moves him to a new town in Northern California, where he'll be the new kid in class --- friendless and alone, except for his beloved stuffed moose (named Moose, of course). As Carson settles into his new surroundings, a series of delightful mishaps start to occur; and when his beloved Moose goes missing, Carson makes his first new non-stuffed animal friend.
HarperCollins | 9780061229671 | Published December 26, 2012
Newly arrived in the town of Two Castles, Elodie unexpectedly becomes the assistant to a brilliant dragon named Meenore, and together they solve mysteries. Their most important case concerns the town’s shape-shifting ogre, Count Jonty Um: Someone is plotting against him. Elodie must disguise herself to discover the source of the threat.
HarperCollins | 9780061827693 | Published December 26, 2012
Coke and Pep continue their amazing cross-country journey in an RV with their parents, which will take them from Spring Green, Wisconsin, to Washington, D.C. Along the way, their mom and dad insist on stopping at all sorts of strange but interesting tourist traps, with the twins continually receiving weird encoded messages from an unknown source --- all while somebody is still trying to kill them.