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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.

April 2018

Hardcover

Without Refuge by Jane Mitchell - Children's, Children's 9-13, Family, Fiction, Friendship, Social Issues

Carolrhoda Books | 9781541500501 | Published April 1, 2018

Thirteen-year-old Ghalib wishes his life could go back to normal. He wishes he could still hang out at the market with his friends, root for his favorite soccer team, even go to school. But civil war has destroyed his home. As violence rages around them, his family makes the difficult choice to flee Syria. Together they start out on a dangerous journey toward Europe. Along the way, they encounter closely guarded borders, hardscrabble refugee camps and an ocean crossing that they may not survive.
Rebound by Kwame Alexander - Children's, Children's 10+, Children's 10-12, Contemporary Fiction, Family, Fiction, Sports

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9780544868137 | Published April 2, 2018

Before Josh and Jordan Bell were streaking up and down the court, their father was learning his own moves. In this prequel to Newbery Medal winner THE CROSSOVER, Chuck Bell takes center stage, as readers get a glimpse of his childhood and how he became the jazz music worshiping, basketball star his sons look up to.  

Blue Window by Adina Rishe Gewirtz - Children's, Children's 10+, Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction

Candlewick | 9780763660369 | Published April 3, 2018

Five siblings fall through time and space into a strange, unkind world --- their arrival mysteriously foretold --- and land in the center of an epic civil struggle in a country where many citizens have given themselves over to their primal fears and animal passions at the urging of a power-hungry demagogue.

Class Action by Steven B. Frank - Children's, Children's 10-12, Comedy, Fiction

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9781328799203 | Published April 3, 2018

NO. MORE. HOMEWORK. That’s what sixth grader Sam Warren tells his teacher while standing on top of his desk. Suspended for his protest, Sam decides to fight back. With a ragtag team --- aspiring masterchef Alistair, numbers gal Catalina, sports whiz Jaesang, rebel big sister Sadie and her tech-savvy boyfriend Sean --- Sam takes his case to federal court. He learns about the justice system, kids’ rights and constitutional law. And he learns that no matter how many times you get knocked down, there's always an appeal...until the nine justices have the last say. 
Flashback Four #3: The Pompeii Disaster by Dan Gutman - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction

HarperCollins | 9780062374448 | Published April 3, 2018

Eccentric billionaire Miss Z is sending Luke, Julia, David and Isabel on another mission back in time to capture one of history’s most important events. This time, the Flashback Four are headed to AD 79 to photograph the eruption of Mount Vesuvius! Can the Flashback Four get their photo and get back home before they become ancient history? With real photographs from Pompeii to help put young readers right in the action, plus back matter that separates fact from fiction, THE POMPEII DISASTER tells the story of one of the world’s most devastating natural disasters like you’ve never seen it before.
Following Baxter by Barbara Kerley - Animals , Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Science

HarperCollins | 9780062499783 | Published April 3, 2018

Eleven-year-old Jordie Marie Wallac is thrilled when Professor Reece arrives: she has a laboratory in her basement and an extraordinary dog named Baxter. Jordie and her younger brother T.J. begin walking Baxter and helping Professor Reese in the lab. But being lab assistants ends up being more than Jordie and T.J. bargained for and leads them to a secret neither of them expected. When Professor Reece goes missing, it is up to Jordie and T.J. to use their smarts and Baxter’s magical powers to find her. Will they be able to save Professor Reece before it’s too late?
Gone to Drift by Diana McCaulay - Children's, Children's 8-12, Family, Fiction

HarperCollins | 9780062672964 | Published April 3, 2018

Lloyd comes from a long line of fishermen. Growing up in Kingston, Jamaica, Lloyd feels most at home with the sea and his grandfather, Maas Conrad, at his side. When his grandfather doesn’t return from a fishing trip, Lloyd fears he has gone to drift. The sea may be in Lloyd’s blood, but as he searches for his grandfather, he discovers a side of the ocean --- and the people who use it --- that he’s never known before.
How to Sell Your Family to the Aliens by Paul Noth - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Humor, Science, Science Fiction

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | 9781681196572 | Published April 3, 2018

Although Hap's dad has made a fortune with his wacky inventions sold via nonstop TV infomercials, all of that money has gone to Hap's tyrannical Grandma. While she lives in an enormous mansion, the rest of the family lives in two rooms in the basement. All Hap has ever wanted is to have a normal life, so when he sees a chance to get rid of Grandma, he takes it! He only means to swap out Grandma, but when he --- oops! --- sells his whole family to the aliens, he wants nothing more than to get them back. He just has to figure out...how?
Into the Nightfell Wood by Kristin Bailey - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062398604 | Published April 3, 2018

Wynn and Elric may now be safe, but adjusting to life in the Between is not without complications. Their adoptive mother, the benevolent Fairy Queen, is haunted by the memory of her child who was kidnapped long ago. But that same grief has been weakening the queen’s powers for years, and the protective shield around their kingdom is deteriorating. Wynn is coerced into the Nightfell Wood by a creature sent to do the Grendel’s bidding, Elric knows he must go after her to save her life. What they discover there --- about fear, prejudice and the true nature of evil --- will change the fairy kingdom forever.
Love Double Dutch! by Doreen Spicer-Dannelly - Children's, Children's 8-12, Family, Fiction, Friendship, Sports

Random House Books for Young Readers | 9781524700003 | Published April 3, 2018

Brooklyn middle-schooler MaKayla can only think about one thing --- aking her double Dutch team all the way to the National Jump-off at Madison Square Garden. That is, until her mother breaks the news. Kayla has to spend the summer at her aunt's house in North Carolina while her parents work out their problems...or decide to call it quits. Kayla does not feel at home in the South, and she certainly doesn't get along with her snooty cousin Sally. Turns out, double Dutch is huge in the South. She and Sally just need to find two more kids for a team. Time to show those Southern belles some Brooklyn attitude!
Maggie & Abby's Neverending Pillow Fort by Will Taylor - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship

HarperCollins | 9780062644312 | Published April 3, 2018

Now that Maggie's best friend Abby’s finally home, she’s…different. All New Abby wants to do is talk about camp things and plan campy activities. And when Maggie discovers that a pillow in the back of her fort mysteriously leads right into Abby’s new one, the two friends are suddenly just an arm’s length away. Turns out their little pillow fort network isn’t the first to exist. A massive network of linked-up pillow and sofa forts already spans the globe, and the kids who run it are not happy with Maggie and Abby. Maggie and Abby pull out all the stops to try to save their network.
Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War: The Cosmic Quest Vol. 1: Beginning by Brandon T. Snider - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction

Little, Brown Books For Young Readers | 9780316482738 | Published April 3, 2018

This book features the stories of three of the six Stones as The Collector recovers from his run in with the Guardians of the Galaxy. Desperate to repopulate his vast collection of curios, he must contend with his brother, The Grandmaster, who comes to him after facing Thor and the Hulk. The pair squares off in a night of one-upmanship and speculate on the only things in the universe that would return The Collector to his former glory --- the Infinity Stones. 
My Life as a Youtuber (The My Life series) Written by Janet Tashjian and illustrated by Jake Tashjian - Children's 9-12, Fiction, Friendship

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) | 9781627798921 | Published April 3, 2018

Derek Fallon finally found something to get excited about at school --- an extracurricular class on making videos! Together with his friends Carly, Matt, and Umberto, Derek can’t wait to create his own Youtube web series. But he soon realizes Youtube stardom is a lot of work. On top of that, it’s time for his foster monkey Frank to go to monkey college so Derek must scramble to find a reason for Frank to stay with his family―if only a little while longer. Can Derek solve both problems at once? What if Frank became a part of Derek's Youtube videos?

Peasprout Chen, Future Legend of Skate and Sword by Henry Lien - Adventure, Children's 10-14, Fantasy

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) | 9781250165695 | Published April 3, 2018

Peasprout Chen dreams of becoming a legend of wu liu, the deadly and beautiful art of martial arts figure skating. As the first students from the rural country of Shin to attend Pearl Famous Academy of Skate and Sword, Peasprout and her little brother Cricket have some pretty big skates to fill. They soon find themselves in a heated competition for top ranking. Tensions rise when the dazzling pearl buildings of the Academy are vandalized and outsider Peasprout is blamed for the attacks by her rivals...and even some friends.
Seeker of the Crown: A Prisoner of Ice and Snow Novel by Ruth Lauren - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | 9781681191331 | Published April 3, 2018

One month has passed since Valor broke her twin sister Sasha out of jail. But the girl responsible for her imprisonment, Princess Anastasia, has gone missing, and Valor still longs for justice. So when the queen, desperate to find her daughter, asks Valor and Sasha to track Anastasia down, they don't hesitate to accept the perilous assignment. But just as the girls team up with old friends to embark on the search, the queen vanishes without a trace. If Valor can't restore the rightful ruler, she risks getting sent back to prison...and tearing her newly reunited family apart. 
Spirit Riding Free: Lucky's Diary by Stacia Deutsch - Animals , Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship

Little, Brown Books For Young Readers | 9780316476362 | Published April 3, 2018

Explore the world of DreamWorks Animation's Spirit Riding Free with this adventurous new series, written in diary format, featuring the innermost thoughts of the series' main character, Lucky Prescott!
Team Players by Mike Lupica - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship, Sports

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 9781481410076 | Published April 3, 2018

Cassie Bennett is great at being in charge. So when Sarah Milligan, an autistic girl with unreal softball skills, joins Cassie’s team, Cassie’s sure she can help her fit in with the team. But before long it’s obvious that being around so many people is really hard for Sarah, and the more Cassie tries to reach out and involve her, the more Sarah pushes her away. Cassie Bennett never backs down from a challenge, but can she realize that maybe the challenge isn’t fixing a problem in someone else, but in herself? Or will her stubbornness lead her to lose more than just softball games?
The Backward Season by Lauren Myracle - Children's, Children's 8-12, Family, Family Life, Fantasy, Fiction

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062342126 | Published April 3, 2018

Now that her sisters Natasha and Darya have had their turn, Ava Blok finally gets her Wishing Day. But after seeing the unintended consequences of the wishes her sisters made, she’s not sure what to wish for. The only thing she’s certain of is that it’s her job to set things right. Hopeful that she can put her broken family back together, and eager to prove her pessimistic older sisters wrong, Ava realizes that fixing the future means changing the past. Will the journey her wishes take her on end up costing her everything?
The Confidence Code for Girls: Taking Risks, Messing Up, and Becoming Your Amazingly Imperfect, Totally Powerful Self Written by Katty Kay, JillEllyn Riley and Claire Shipman, Illustrated by Nan Lawson - Children's, Children's 8-12, Children's Nonfiction, Leadership, Women's History, Women's Studies, Women’s Issues

HarperCollins | 9780062796981 | Published April 3, 2018

Girls can rule the world --- all they need is confidence. This empowering, entertaining guide from the bestselling authors of THE CONFIDENCE CODE gives girls the essential yet elusive code to becoming bold, brave and fearless.

The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Rivalry, Adventure, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements by Sam Kean - Children's, Children's 10+, Children's Nonfiction, History, Science

Little, Brown Books For Young Readers | 9780316388283 | Published April 3, 2018

The periodic table is a crowning scientific achievement, but it's also a treasure trove of adventure, greed, betrayal and obsession. The fascinating tales in THE DISAPPEARING SPOON follow elements on the table as they play out their parts in human history, finance, mythology, conflict, the arts, medicine and the lives of the (frequently) mad scientists who discovered them.

The Doughnut Fix by Jessie Janowitz - Children's, Children's 8-12, Family, Fiction, Friendship

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky | 9781492655411 | Published April 3, 2018

Tristan's life takes a turn for the worse when his parents decide to move to middle-of-nowhere Petersville --- a town with one street and no restaurants. His suspicions about his new town are confirmed when he's tricked into believing the local general store has life-changing chocolate cream doughnuts, when in fact the owner hasn't made them in years. And so begins the only thing that could make life in Petersville worth living: getting the recipe, making the doughnuts and bringing them back to the town through his very own doughnut stand.
The Stone Girl's Story by Sarah Beth Durst - Children's, Children's 10-12, Fantasy, Fiction

Clarion Books | 9781328729453 | Published April 3, 2018

Mayka and her stone family were brought to life by the stories etched into their bodies. Now time is eroding these vital marks, and Mayka must find a stonemason to recarve them. But the search is more complex than she had imagined, and Mayka uncovers a scheme endangering all stone creatures. Only someone who casts stories into stone can help --- but whom can Mayka trust? Where is the stonemason who will save them?

The Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee by Deborah Abela - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky | 9781492662112 | Published April 3, 2018

India Wimple can spell. Brilliantly. When the Wimples suggest she enter the next Bee, India feels nothing but trepidation. She's sure she's not good enough --- but with the support of her family, India finds the courage to sign up. There are plenty of obstacles to reaching the finals, like Summer Millicent Ernestine Beauregard-Champion, a spoiled rich girl who isn't afraid to step on anyone who gets in her way of winning. The whole thing seems rather calamitous to India. But with hope, hard work and a little bit of heart, something splendiferous might be on the horizon...
The Triumphant Tale of the House Sparrow by Jan Thornhill - Animals , Children's, Children's 9-12, Children's Nonfiction, Nature

Groundwood Books | 9781773060064 | Published April 3, 2018

This fascinating book includes the life history of the House Sparrow and descriptions of how the Ancient Egyptians fed it to the animals they later mummified, how it traveled to Great Britain as a stowaway on ships carrying Roman soldiers, and how its cousin, the Eurasian Tree Sparrow, was almost eradicated in China when Mao declared war on it. A wealth of back matter material is also supplied.

They Lost Their Heads!: What Happened to Washington's Teeth, Einstein's Brain, and Other Famous Body Parts by Carlyn Beccia - Children's, Children's 10+, Children's Nonfiction, History

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | 9780802737458 | Published April 3, 2018

From the kidnapping of Einstein's brain to the horrifying end of Louis XIV's heart, the mysteries surrounding some of history's most famous body parts range from medical to macabre. Carlyn Beccia explores the misadventures of noteworthy body parts through history and springboards to exploring STEM topics such as forensics, DNA testing, brain science, organ donation and cloning. The engaging tone, wonderfully creepy subject matter and delightfully detailed art are sure to capture even the most reluctant readers.