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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 by Todd Hasak-Lowy - Children (Ages 8-10), Children (Ages 9-12), 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?
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?

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, Suspense/Thriller

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, Suspense/Thriller

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.

Nelson Mandela Written and Illustrated by Kadir Nelson - African American Interest, Biography, Children's Nonfiction, Historical , 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 - Action Adventure, Children (Ages 8-10), 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!

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.