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.
Aladdin | 9781442445000 | Published January 1, 2013
In 33 minutes, Sam Lewis is going to get his butt kicked. He knows this because his former best friend, Morgan Sturtz told him she was going to kick his butt at recess. How did their friendship turn into this? Is Sam really going to get his butt kicked?
Aladdin | 9781442445000 | Published January 1, 2013
Scholastic Press | 9780545448666 | Published January 1, 2013
When Griffin Bing and his friends met Luthor, he was an attack dog for slimy S. Wendell Palomino, aka Swindle. The kids rescued Luthor and thought that was the last they'd see of Swindle, but they were wrong. Swindle has returned and he wants his dog back. Can six kids use three hideouts to protect one very large dog?
Scholastic Press | 9780545405720 | Published January 1, 2013
In October of 1775, Secret Service agents raid the workshop of master counterfeiter Ben Boyd. When Boyd is arrested, members of his counterfeiting ring gather to discuss a plan to get him out of jail. Their plan: to steal the body of Abraham Lincoln and demand Boyd's release as ransome. Will it work?
The Chicken House | 9780545479790 | Published January 1, 2013
Miranda's new home is a dull seaside town where nothing ever happens until something strange and sinister does happen and Miranda sets out to uncover the mystery. Is Miranda just chasing shadows or does the darkness lie within?
Arthur A. Levine Books | 9780545081252 | Published January 1, 2013
In Sharon Dennis Wyeth's family, important moments in a girl's life are commemorated with the passing down of the Granddaughter Necklace, a tradition reaching back to Wyeth's ancestors in Ireland and Aftrica. This is the story of one family's growing and changing through trials, tribulations, and the passing of time.
Katherine Tegen Books | 9780061783746 | Published January 2, 2013
At nine years old, Nelson Mandela saw that in South Africa, his home, people were being kept apart by the color of their skin. He knew this was wrong and decided to fight hard to change the rules to make his country a country for all people.
HarperCollins | 9780062070944 | Published January 2, 2013
The two worlds remain divided, Merlin is missing and their friend Qwon Onakea may be lost to the Otherworld forever. The only solution is for Artie to claim his throne as King Arthur reborn. To do this, Artie must gather his knights and recover each of the Seven Swords. But nothing can prepare him for the Peace Sword, which killed the original King Arthur more than 1,000 years ago...
Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9780375867125 | Published January 8, 2013
As a child in the late 1800s, Horace Pippin loved to draw. Even during W.W.I, Horace filled his notebooks with drawings from the trenches . . . until he was shot. Upon his return home, Horace couldn't lift his right arm, and couldn't make any art. Slowly, with lots of practice, he regained use of his arm, until once again, he was able to paint--and paint, and paint!
Roaring Brook Press | 9781596436701 | Published January 8, 2013
Kitty and Puppy are out of control! They're screaming, fighting, hissing and drooling all over the house, and all of the commotion is upsetting Baby. Time for school --- obedience school, that is. Can Kitty learn to follow the rules and make friends with the other students or will she bring chaos to the classroom?
Wendy Lamb Books | 9780375838910 | Published January 8, 2013
In 1944, WWII is raging and Jayna is living in upstate New York with her big brother Rob. Rob is called to duty, but before he goes he tells her that they may have a secret grandmother in Brooklyn. When Jayna learns that Rob is missing in action, she sets off on a trip to Brooklyn in the hopes of finding her grandmother.
HarperCollins | 9780062129901 | Published January 8, 2013
In the Urwald, Jinx has always known, you do not step off of the path because there are fearsome things waiting for you. However, when Jinx meets Simon Magnus, a wizard (wizards are evil), he begins to question this conventional wisdom and longs to explore beyond the path. What is more dangerous --- life on the path or off?
Delacorte Books for Young Readers | 9780385742092 | Published January 8, 2013
After Jack's mother dies, he is sent to boarding school in Maine. At school he meets Early Auden, a strange boy who collects stories about a great black bear that is often sighted in nearby mountains. When the boys find themselves unexpectedly alone at school, they set off on an adventure through the Appalachian Trail to find the bear.
Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9780375869259 | Published January 8, 2013
In the town of Placid, Wisconsin, in 1871, Georgie Burkhardt is known for two things: her uncanny aim with a rifle and her habit of speaking her mind plainly. But when Georgie blurts out something she shouldn't, her sister is forced to flee and presumed dead. Refusing to believe the facts that are laid down before her, Georgie sets out on a journey to find her sister and bring her home.
Wendy Lamb Books | 9780385741910 | Published January 8, 2013
Ben and his dad haven't been getting along lately, so when Dad suggests a road trip to rescue a border collie, Ben sees right through his plan. To avoid the bonding road trip, Ben invites his thuggish friend Theo, and Atticus, the family dog along for the ride. Told from the point of view of Ben and Atticus, this will be a road trip Ben never forgets.
Walker Childrens | 9780802728395 | Published January 8, 2013
Ephraim Appledore-Smith is an ordinary boy, and up until his father's stroke he lived an ordinary life. But all that changes when his family moves to the Water Castle-their ancestral home in the small town of Crystal Springs. Mallory Green's family has always been the caretakers of the Water Castle-and the guardians of its secrets. She has been raised to protect the legendary Fountain of Youth, hidden on the estate grounds. But ever since her mom left, she's stopped believing in magic.Will Wylie's family has been at war with the Applegates for generations, all because of the Water Castle's powerful secrets. But Will has rejected legend and magic, putting all his faith in science. When Ephraim learns of the Fountain, he's sure finding it can cure his dad. With Mallory and Will's help, the trio embarks on a mission that brings them deep into their families' shared history, through every secret room in the Water Castle, and on a quest that will blur the lines of magic and science, creativity and discovery.
Viking Juvenile | 9780670784912 | Published January 10, 2013
Edgar and Allan Poe are twelve-year-old identical twins who happen to be t he great-great-great-great-grandnephews of Edgar Allan Poe. The two love their black cat, Roderick Usher, and when he is kidnapped and transported away to the midwest, the boys decide it's time for a road trip. Along the way mayhem and mystery ensue.
Scholastic Inc. | 9780545175364 | Published January 15, 2013
The last time we saw George and Harold, they were doomed to roam the planet as evil zombie nerds because Tippy Tinkletrousers had gone back in time and prevented the boys from creating Captain Underpants in the first place! Now they will have to find a way to change everything back!
WaterBrook Press | 9780307730725 | Published January 15, 2013
GOD GAVE US EASTER is the latest in the God Gave Us series, which has sold over 1.5 million copies. Easter has come to the Arctic Circle, but Little Cub has some questions. Why do we celebrate Easter? Why did Jesus come? Why did he have to die? Papa lovingly explains the meaning of this very special holiday in clear, simple terms that even the littlest cubs can understand.
Enchanted Lion | 9781592701230 | Published January 29, 2013
When his oldest brother, Albie, leaves to fight in World War II, Linus takes over the grocery deliveries. One of his customers is an artist from somewhere in Europe who arranges to have a crate of oranges delivered every other week. Over the course of these deliveries, Linus and the man --- who calls himself Mister Orange --- discuss the war, the future, freedom and imagination. Through these conversations, Linus begins to grow up as he wrestles with the realities of war and the place of comic books, superheroes and the imagination in human life.
HarperCollins | 9780061708787 | Published January 29, 2013
Nick Thrasher is an accomplished Inuit hunter at fifteen, but when he and his brother Ryan Powers are thrown into a freezing river, that may not be enough to keep the two alive; especially with a "grolar bear" (a mix between a grizzly and a polar bear) on the loose.
Scholastic Paperbacks | 9780545447744 | Published January 1, 2013
Geronimo Stiltonoot is Geronimo Stilton's ancient ancestor. He runs the newspaper in his prehistoric village, and when the village is in an uproar because the Stone of Fire has been stolen from the mouseum, it is up to Geronimo Stiltonoot and his cavemouse friend, Hercule Poirat to solve the case!
Scholastic Paperbacks | 9780545417990 | Published January 1, 2013
Jackson Stander is every parents' dream, that is, until he came across an evil ventriloquist dummy. Now Slappy and the son of Slappy are wreaking havoc on Jackson, his family and his friends. Two Slappys are not better than one!
Scholastic Paperbacks | 9780545530507 | Published January 1, 2013
Seventeen-year-old Biddy Owens is part of the Birmingham Black Barons baseball team and dreams of becoming a major league baseball player. However, in 1948 most black players can only play for the Negro Leagues. Can Biddy prove he's good enough to be part of the game his loves, no matter what color his skin is?