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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.

June 2018

Hardcover

Annie B., Made for TV by Amy Dixon - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship

Running Press | 9780762463855 | Published June 5, 2018

Eleven-year-old Annie Brown is used to being on the losing end of comparisons to her almost-always best friend Savannah. Savannah is MVP of the track team, has straight As, and, predictably, wins the most coveted school spirit award on the last day of 5th grade. Fortunately, Annie does have one very specialized skill. Inspired by As Seen on TV commercials, Annie likes to invent products and write clever sales pitches to go along with them. So when an opportunity arises to audition for a local web show called The Cat's Meow, Annie knows her future is set. She's going to wow those producers with her fabulous writing and made-for-TV announcer voice.
Breakout by Kate Messner - Children's 10-14, Family, Fiction, Mystery, Prejudice , Racism

Bloomsbury Children's Books | 978-1681195360 | Published June 5, 2018

Nora Tucker is looking forward to summer vacation in Wolf Creek --- two months of swimming, popsicles and brushing up on her journalism skills for the school paper. But when two inmates break out of the town's maximum security prison, everything changes. Everyone is on edge, and fear brings out the worst in some people Nora has known her whole life. Even if the inmates are caught, she worries that home might never feel the same. BREAKOUT is a thrilling story that will leave readers thinking about who's really welcome in the places we call home.

Daring Dreamers Club #1: Milla Takes Charge (Disney: Daring Dreamers Club) Written by Erin Soderberg with illustrations by Anoosha Seyd - Children's 8-12, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship

RH/Disney | 9780736439244 | Published June 5, 2018

Milla loves nothing more than imagining grand adventures in the great wide somewhere, just like Belle. She dreams of traveling the world and writing about her incredible discoveries. Unfortunately, there is nothing pretend about the fifth-grade overnight and Milla's fear that her moms won't let her go. Enter Piper, Mariana, Zahra, and Ruby. Together with Milla, they form the Daring Dreamers Club and become best friends. But can they help Milla believe she's ready for this real grand adventure? Diverse, talented, and smart --- these five girls found each other because they all had one thing in common: big dreams. 
Just Under the Clouds by Melissa Sarno - Children's 8-12, Family Life, Fiction, Nature, Social Issues

Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9781524720087 | Published June 5, 2018

Always think in threes and you'll never fall, Cora's father told her when she was a little girl. Two feet, one hand. Two hands, one foot. That was all Cora needed to know to climb the trees of Brooklyn. But now Cora is a middle schooler, a big sister, and homeless. Her mother is trying to hold the family together after her father's death, and Cora must look after her sister, Adare, who's just different, their mother insists. Quick to smile, Adare hates wearing shoes, rarely speaks, and appears untroubled by the question Cora can't help but ask: How will she find a place to call home? 
Rosa’s Animals: The Story of Rosa Bonheur and Her Painting Menagerie by Maryann Macdonald - Animals , Biography, Children's, Children's 8-12, History, Nature

Abrams Books for Young Readers | 978-1419728501 | Published June 5, 2018

Painter and sculptor Rosa Bonheur (1822–1899) led a highly nontraditional life, especially for a woman in the 19th century. She kept lions as pets, was awarded the Legion of Honor by Empress Eugénie, and befriended “Buffalo Bill” Cody. She became a painter at a time when women were often only reluctantly educated as artists. Her unconventional artistic work habits, including visiting slaughterhouses to sketch an animal’s anatomy and wearing men’s clothing to gain access to places like a horse fair, where women were not allowed, helped her become one of the most beloved female painters of her time. 

The Frame-Up by Wendy McLeod MacKnight and Ian Schoenherr - Art, Children's 8-12, Coming of Age, Friendship, Mystery

Greenwillow Books | 978-0062668301 | Published June 5, 2018

There’s one important rule at the Beaverbrook Gallery --- don’t let anyone know the paintings are alive. Mona Dunn, forever frozen at 13 when her portrait was painted, has just broken that rule. Luckily 12-year-old Sargent Singer, an aspiring artist himself, is more interested in learning about the vast and intriguing world behind the frame than he is in sharing her secret. And when Mona and Sargent suspect shady dealings are happening behind the scenes at the gallery, they set out to find the culprit. They must find a way to save the gallery --- and each other --- before they are lost forever.  

The Haunted Serpent by Dora M. Mitchell - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Paranormal Mystery

Sterling Children's Books | 9781454927853 | Published June 5, 2018

Spaulding Meriwether, Thedgeroot Middle School's new resident weirdo and son of questionable television ghost hunters, just wants to fit in. But after a revenant chases him through the woods, Spaulding suspects there’s something afoot in Thedgeroot. (At least he thinks it’s a foot. Maybe it was a hand. It’s hard to tell when you’re running away.) Then he notices the chimneys of the abandoned factory at the edge of town puffing smoke --- and his dead next-door neighbor materializes, along with David, the missing pet boa constrictor that supposedly ate him. Spaulding can’t help wondering if these strange happenings have anything to do with his undead friends in the forest. 

The Mortification of Fovea Munson by Mary Winn Heider and Chi Birmingham - Children's, Children's 8-12, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship, Science, Science Fiction

Disney-Hyperion | 978-1484780541 | Published June 5, 2018

Fovea Munson is nobody's Igor. True, her parents own a cadaver lab where they perform surgeries on dead bodies. Yes, that makes her gross by association, at least according to everyone in seventh grade. Sure, Fovea's stuck working at the lab now that her summer camp plans have fallen through. But she is by no means Dr. Frankenstein's assistant! That is, until three disembodied heads, left to thaw in the wet lab, start talking. To her. Out loud. What seems like a nightmare, or bizarre hallucination, is not. Fovea is somebody's Igor, all right. Three somebodies, actually. And they need a favor.

The Seismic Seven by Katie Silvensky - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction

HarperCollins | 978-0062463180 | Published June 5, 2018

Brianna Dobson has been chosen to work with world-renowned geologist Dr. Grier in Yellowstone National Park for the summer, and she couldn’t be more excited! But then Grier tells her and the other kids on the project the real reason she’s invited them: A massive supervolcano in the park is about to erupt --- if they can’t stop it, Earth will be plunged into an endless winter, and civilization will be destroyed. Bri and her new friends are ready and willing to help stop the eruption, but unexpected dangers threaten to foil their efforts. Will the Seismic Seven be able to defy nature and save the world?

The Shadow Thieves (Rules for Thieves, Book 2) by Alexandra Ott - Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship

Aladdin | 9781481472777 | Published June 5, 2018

Alli Rosco, former orphan and thief, is free after her disastrous Thieves Guild trial, which left an innocent woman dead while Alli’s partner-in-crime, Beck, fled. Now Alli is getting more than just a fresh start: her long-lost brother, Ronan, has come forward to claim responsibility for her and let her live with him on a trial basis. They try to mend the rift that started when Alli was dropped off at the orphanage while Ronan became a lawyer in Ruhia. But as determined as she is to make things work, Alli can’t seem to stay out of trouble. To make matters worse, Alli finds a surprise guest on her doorstep one night: Beck. 
Wild Blues Written by Beth Kephart with illustrations by William Sulit - Children's 10+, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship

Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 9781481491532 | Published June 5, 2018

Thirteen-year-old Lizzie’s favorite place in the world is her uncle’s cabin. Uncle Davy’s renovated schoolhouse cabin, filled with antiques and on the edge of the Adirondacks, disconnected from the rest of the world, is like something out of a fairy tale. And an escape from reality is exactly what Lizzie needs. Life hasn’t been easy for Lizzie lately. Her father abandoned their family, leaving Lizzie with her oftentimes irresponsible mother. Now, her mom has cancer and being unable to care for Lizzie during her chemotherapy, Mom asks her where she’d like to spend the summer. The answer is simple: Uncle Davy’s cabin.
A Grain of Rice by Helena Clare Pittman - Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Fiction, Historical Fiction

Delacorte Books for Young Readers | 9781524765521 | Published June 12, 2018

When a humble farmer named Pong Lo asks for the hand of the Emperor’s beautiful daughter, the Emperor is enraged. Whoever heard of a peasant marrying a princess? But Pong Lo is wiser than the Emperor knows. And when he concocts a potion that saves the Princess’s life, the Emperor gladly offers him any reward he chooses --- except the Princess. Pong Lo makes a surprising request. He asks for a single grain of rice, doubled every day for one hundred days. The baffled Emperor obliges --- only to discover that if you’re as clever as Pong Lo, you can turn a single grain of rice into all the wealth and happiness in the world!
Everything Else in the Universe by Tracy Holczer - Children's 10+, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship, Historical Fiction

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers | 9780399163944 | Published June 12, 2018

Lucy is a practical, orderly person --- just like her dad. He taught her to appreciate reason and good sense, instilling in her the same values he learned at medical school. But when he's sent to Vietnam to serve as an Army doctor, Lucy and her mother are forced to move to San Jose, California, to be near their relatives --- the Rossis --- people known for their superstitions and all around quirky ways. Lucy can't wait for life to go back to normal, so she's over the moon when she learns her father is coming home early.
Flor and Miranda Steal the Show by Jennifer Torres - Art, Children's 8-12, Coming of Age, Cultural Studies, Culture, Fiction, Friendship

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 0316306894 | Published June 12, 2018

Miranda is the lead singer in her family's musical band, Miranda y Los Reyes. Her family has worked hard performing at festivals and quinceañeras. Now, they have a shot at the main stage. How will Miranda make it a performance to remember? Flor's family runs the petting zoo at Mr. Barsetti's carnival. When she accidentally overhears Mr. Barsetti and Miranda's dad talk about cutting the zoo to accommodate Miranda y Los Reyes's main stage salary, she knows she has to take action. Will she have the heart for sabotage once she and Miranda actually start to become friends?

Full-Court Press (Hoops, Book 2) by Elena Delle Donne - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Sports

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | 9781534412347 | Published June 12, 2018

When the basketball team is invited to have a service day at the school-affiliated after-school program, Elle falls in love with working with kids with special needs. So she begins to volunteer on two days a week when she doesn’t have practice and makes new friends there. Now, Elle finds herself juggling her new passion, basketball obligations, and schoolwork. But when her grades start to slip, she’s going to have to make a tough decision. Can Elle really do it all? Or will she find herself being pulled in too many directions?
House of Dreams: The Life of L. M. Montgomery by Liz Rosenberg - Biography, Children's 10-14, Children's Nonfiction, Nonfiction

Candlewick | 978-0763660574 | Published June 12, 2018

Once upon a time, there was a girl named Maud who adored stories. When she was 14 years old, Maud wrote in her journal, “I love books. I hope when I grow up I will be able to have lots of them.” Not only did Maud grow up to own lots of books, she wrote 24 of them herself as L. M. Montgomery, the world-renowned author of ANNE OF GREEN GABLES. For many years, not a great deal was known about Maud’s personal life, but through this revealing and deeply moving biography, kindred spirits of all ages who, like Maud, never gave up “the substance of things hoped for” will be captivated anew by the words of this remarkable woman.

The Button War: A Tale of the Great War by Avi - Children's 10-14, Children's Nonfiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Military

Candlewick | 978-0763690533 | Published June 12, 2018

Twelve-year-old Patryk knows little of the world beyond his tiny Polish village; the Russians have occupied the land for as long as anyone can remember, but then control of the village falls from one nation to another, and Patryk's friend Jurek devises a dare yet: whichever boy steals the finest military button will be king. But as sneaking buttons from uniforms hanging to dry progresses to looting the bodies of dead soldiers, Patryk begins to wonder whether their “button war” is still just a game. When devastation reaches their doorstep, the lines between the button war and the real war blur.

The House That Lou Built by Mae Respicio - Children's 8-12, Family Life, Fiction, Science

Wendy Lamb Books | 9781524717940 | Published June 12, 2018

Lou Bulosan-Nelson has the ultimate summer DIY project. She's going to build her own "tiny house," 100 square feet all her own. She shares a room with her mom in her grandmother's house, and longs for a place where she can escape her crazy but lovable extended Filipino family. Lou enjoys her woodshop class and creating projects, and she plans to build the house on land she inherited from her dad, who died before she was born. But then she finds out that the land may not be hers for much longer. 

The Legend of Greg (Failures) by Chris Rylander - Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Humor

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers | 9781524739720 | Published June 12, 2018

Risk-averse Greg Belmont is content with being ordinary. He's got a friend --- that's right, just one --- at his fancy prep school, and a pretty cool dad (even if he is obsessed with organic soaps that smell like a mix of salted pork and Icelandic bog). The problem is, Greg isn't ordinaryl...he's actually an honest-to-goodness, fantastical Dwarf! He discovers the truth the day his dad brings home a gross new tea --- one that awakens bizarre abilities in Greg. Then a murderous Bro-Troll kidnaps his dad and Greg is whisked away to the Underground, where Dwarves have lived for centuries right beneath the streets of Chicago.
The Unforgettable Guinevere St. Clair by Amy Makenchie - Children's 8-12, Family Life, Fiction, Mystery

Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 9781534414464 | Published June 12, 2018

Guinevere St. Clair is going to be a lawyer. She was the fastest girl in New York City. She knows everything there is to know about the brain. And now that she’s living in Crow, Iowa, she wants to ride into her first day of school on a cow named Willowdale Princess Deon Dawn. But Gwyn isn’t in Crow, Iowa, just for royal cows. Her family has moved there, where her parents grew up, in the hopes of jogging her mother Vienna’s memory. Vienna has been suffering from memory loss since Gwyn was four. She can no longer remember anything past the age of thirteen, not even that she has two young daughters. 
The Wizard's Dog Fetches the Grail by Eric Kahn Gale - Adventure, Animals , Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Mythology, Retelling

Crown Books for Young Readers | 9780553537406 | Published June 12, 2018

The magical realm of Avalon has gone to the dogs --- well, one dog. Nosewise, the hilarious talking pup and wizard-in-training, can wield powers untold...but he has yet to master the powerful sword Excalibur. This dog still has some new tricks to learn. But Lord Oberon's evil worms threaten to eat all magic in existence. Nosewise and his pack, the street urchin Arthur, the sorceress Morgana, and his beloved master Merlin, must find the Holy Grail, the one item that can save them all. The only problem: the goblet is hidden in the legendary castle of Camelot --- which has been missing for centuries! Worse, Queen Mab, sovereign of dreams, is planning havoc of her own.
A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting #2: Beasts & Geeks written by Joe Ballarini with illustrations by Vivienne To - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Horror, Humor, Science Fiction

Katherine Tegen Books | 978-0062437877 | Published June 19, 2018

Kelly’s been a celebrity ever since she defeated the Boogeyman and his army of nightmares on Halloween. But now all the other monsters want revenge. And if Kelly’s going to survive Babysitter Bootcamp, she’ll have to face the Spider Queen, whose wicked web turns her parents, BFF and middle-school teachers into mindless minions. All in a night’s work!

Everything I Know About You by Barbara Dee - Children's 8-12, Fiction

Aladdin | 9781534405073 | Published June 19, 2018

Misfit Tally is forced to room with queen bee Ava on the seventh grade field trip to Washington, DC, and discovers several surprising things about her roommate --- including the possibility of an eating disorder --- in this timely new novel from the author of Star-Crossed and Halfway Normal. During a class trip to DC, twelve-year-old Tally and her best friends, Sonnet and Caleb (a.k.a. Spider) are less than thrilled when they are assigned roommates and are paired with kids who are essentially their sworn enemies. For Tally, rooming with “clonegirl” Ava Seely feels like punishment, rather than potential for fun.
Kid Normal by Greg James and Chris Smith - Children's, Children's 8-12, Comic Books, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Superhero , Supernatural, Supernatural Fiction

Bloomsbury Children's Books | 978-1681197098 | Published June 19, 2018

When Murph Cooper begins his new school several weeks into the year, he can't help but feel a bit out of his depth. And it's not because he's worried about where to sit, making friends and fitting in. It's because his mom has accidentally enrolled him at a school for superheroes. And Murph has no special abilities whatsoever. But Murph's totally normal abilities might just be what the world needs. Because not far away is a great big bad guy who is half man and half wasp, and his mind is abuzz with evil plans...and when he comes after the best and the brightest, it's up to Murph to be the real hero.

Takedown by Laura Shovan - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship

Wendy Lamb Books | 9780553521412 | Published June 19, 2018

Mikayla is a wrestler; when you grow up in a house full of brothers who wrestle, it's inevitable. It's also a way to stay connected to her oldest brother, Evan, who moved in with their dad. Some people object to having a girl on the team. But that's not stopping Mikayla. She's determined to work harder than ever, and win. Lev is determined to make it to the state championships this year. He's used to training with his two buddies as the Fearsome Threesome; they know how to work together. At the beginning of sixth grade, he's paired with a new partner --- a girl. This better not get in the way of his goal.