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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.

January 2013


33 Minutes Written by Todd Hasak-Lowy, Illustrated by Bethany Barton - Children's, Fiction, Humor

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?

33 Minutes by Todd Hasak-Lowy - Children's, Fiction

Aladdin | 9781442445000 | Published January 1, 2013

Sam Lewis is going to get his butt kicked in exactly thirty-three minutes. He knows this because yesterday his former best friend Morgan Sturtz told him, to his face and with three witnesses nearby, “I am totally going to kick your butt tomorrow at recess.” But how did Sam and Morgan end up here? And once the clock ticks down, will Morgan actually act on his threat?
Hideout (Swindle) by Gordon Korman - Children's, Fiction

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?

Lincoln's Grave Robbers by Steve Sheinkin - Children's, Fiction, Mystery

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?

Shadow Breakers by Daniel Blythe - Children's, Fiction, Paranormal

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?

The Granddaughter Necklace Written by Sharon Dennis Wyeth, Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline - Children's, Children's Nonfiction, Family, History

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.

Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Secret Admirer by Jane O'Connor - Children's 6 - 9, Friendship

HarperCollins | 9780062082954 | Published January 2, 2013

Nancy Clancy returns in New York Times bestselling team Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser's second Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy chapter book all about love! In the sequel to NANCY CLANCY, SPUER SLEUTH, Nancy and Bree decide to play matchmaker, but nothing works out as planned. Will love conquer all in the end?

Nelson Mandela Written and Illustrated by Kadir Nelson - African American Interest, Biography, Children's Nonfiction, Nonfiction

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.

The Seven Swords: Otherworld Chronicles, Book Two by Nils Johnson-Shelton - Fairy Tale, Fantasy

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...

A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin written by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Sweet - Art, Biography, Culture

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!

Bad Kitty School Daze by Nick Bruel - Children's, Fiction

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? 

Gingersnap by Patricia Reilly Giff - Fiction, Historical Fiction

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.

Jinx by Sage Blackwood - Children's, Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction

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?

Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool - Children's, Fiction, Historical Fiction

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.

One Came Home by Amy Timberlake - Fiction, Historical Fiction

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.

Road Trip by Gary Paulsen and Jim Paulsen - Children's, Family, Fiction

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.

Stick Dog Written and Illustrated by Tom Watson - Children's, Fiction

HarperCollins | 9780062110787 | Published January 8, 2013

Follow Stick Dog as he goes on an epic quest for the perfect burger.

The Water Castle by Megan Frazer Blakemore - Children's, Fantasy

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.

The Tell-Tale Start: The Misadventures of Edgar and Allan Poe, Book 1 Written by Gordon McAlpine, Illustrated by Sam Zuppardi - Children's, Fiction, Humor, Mystery

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.

Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers by Dav Pilkey - Children's, Fiction, Humor

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!

God Gave Us Easter written by Lisa T. Bergren, art by Laura J. Bryant - Children's, Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction

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.

Dragonbreath #8: Nightmare of the Iguana by Ursula Vernon - Children's 8 - 12, Fantasy, Fiction

Dial Books | 9780803738461 | Published January 29, 2013

Danny Dragonbreath has seen a lot of weird things, but nothing quite like the inside of his best friend Wendell’s brain. Wendell has been having terrible nightmares, and Danny and Wendell’s totally-not-girlfriend Suki agree to venture into the iguana’s mind to get rid of the thing causing the dreams --- before Wendell goes permanently insane.

Mister Orange by Truus Matti - Historical Fiction, Youth Fiction

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.

Never Say Die by Will Hobbs - Children's, Fiction

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.


Cool! Whoa! Ah and Oh!: What Is an Interjection? (Words Are CATegorical) written by Brian P. Cleary with illustrations by Brian Gable - Children's 7 - 11, Picture

Millbrook Pr Trade | 9781467709002 | Published January 1, 2013

What is an interjection? Oh, my! You'll find the answer inside this book --- it's packed with interjections. Dear me! Brian P. Cleary's playful rhymes and Brian Gable's humorous illustrations creatively clarify the concept of interjections for young readers. Indeed! Interjections appear in color for easy identification, and comical cats reinforce each idea.