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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.

February 2019


Eventown by Corey Ann Haydu - Children's, Children's 8-12, Family, Fiction, Youth Fiction

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062689801 | Published February 12, 2019

The world tilted for Elodee this year, and she might never be the same. So when Elodee’s mom gets a new job in Eventown, moving seems like it might fix everything. Life in Eventown is comforting and exciting all at once. Their kitchen comes with a box of recipes. Everyone takes the scenic way to school or work --- past rows of rosebushes and waterfalls. Sure, there are a few odd rules, and the houses all look exactly alike, but it’s easy enough to explain --- until Elodee realizes that there are only three ice cream flavors in Eventown. Ever. And they play only one song in music class. Everything may be “even” in Eventown, but is there a price to pay for perfection --- and pretending?

How I Became a Spy: A Mystery of WWII London by Deborah Hopkinson - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Military

Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9780399557064 | Published February 12, 2019

Bertie never set out to become a spy. He certainly never expected that a strong-willed American girl named Eleanor would play Watson to his Holmes (or Holmes to his Watson, depending on who you ask). But when a young woman goes missing, leaving behind a coded notebook, Bertie is determined to solve the mystery. With the help of Eleanor and his friend David, a Jewish refugee --- and, of course, his trusty pup, Little Roo --- Bertie must decipher the notebook in time to stop a double agent from spilling the biggest secret of all to the Nazis.

Missing!: Mysterious Cases of People Gone Missing Through the Centuries by Brenda Z. Guiberson - Adventure, Biography, Children's 10-14, Children's Nonfiction, Crime, History, Nonfiction

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) | 9781250133403 | Published February 12, 2019

In MISSING!, a photo-illustrated middle-grade nonfiction book, Brenda Guiberson explores the stories of six individuals who have disappeared mysteriously throughout history.

Right as Rain by Lindsey Stoddard - Children's 8-12, Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Family, Fiction, Friendship

HarperCollins | 9780062652942 | Published February 12, 2019

It’s been almost a year since Rain’s brother Guthrie died, and her parents still don’t know it was all Rain’s fault. In fact, no one does. So when her mom suggests moving the family from Vermont to New York City, Rain agrees. But life in the big city is different. With her parents fighting more than ever and the anniversary of Guthrie’s death approaching, Rain is determined to keep her big secret close to her heart. But even she knows that when you bury things deep, they grow up twice as tall.

Spy Runner by Eugene Yelchin - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Comic Books, Fiction, Mystery

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) | 9781250120816 | Published February 12, 2019

In SPY RUNNER, a noir mystery middle grade novel from Newbery Honor author Eugene Yelchin, a boy stumbles upon a secret that jeopardizes American national security.

The Lost Girl by Anne Ursu - Children's, Children's 8-12, Family, Fantasy, Fiction, Youth Fiction

Walden Pond Press | 9780062275097 | Published February 12, 2019

Iris has always been the grounded, capable and rational twin; Lark has been inventive, dreamy and brilliant --- and they’ve never left each other’s side. When fifth grade arrives, however, it's decided that Iris and Lark should be split into different classrooms. Iris is no longer so confident; Lark retreats into herself as she deals with challenges at school. And at the same time, something strange is happening in the city around them, things going missing without a trace. As Iris begins to understand that anything can be lost in the blink of an eye, she decides it’s up to her to find a way to keep her sister safe.

The Perfect Horse: The Daring Rescue of Horses Kidnapped During World War II by Elizabeth Letts - Adventure, Animals , Children's 8-12, Children's Nonfiction, History, Military

Delacorte Books for Young Readers | 9780525644743 | Published February 12, 2019

A small troop of American soldiers uncover an unexpected secret: Hitler has kidnapped the world's finest purebred horses and hidden them in a secret Czechoslovakian breeding farm. But, starving Russian troops are drawing closer and the horses face the danger of being slaughtered for food. With little time to spare, Colonel Hank Reed and his soldiers cross enemy lines to heroically save some of the world's most treasured animals. Highlighting bravery in the face of incredible odds, this tale will shed light on a little-known piece of our past and speak to history fans and animal lovers of every age.

The Shores Beyond Time (Chronicle of the Dark Star, Book 3) by Kevin Emerson - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship, Futuristic, Science Fiction

Walden Pond Press | 9780062306777 | Published February 12, 2019

Mina and many of the surviving humans are stranded in the Centauri system, having barely survived their confrontation with the Telphon refugees. Now everyone is caught in the blast zone of the Centauri supernova. Liam and Phoebe awake on a ship in the middle of a dead universe. The ship bears the markings of a human starliner that disappeared decades ago --- but even more disturbing than that is the massive alien machine floating in the starless space before them. A machine long abandoned but now showing signs of life. A machine that has begun speaking to Liam in a voice only he can hear...
The Simple Art of Flying by Cory Leonardo - Adventure, Animals , Children's 8-12, Family, Fiction, Friendship

Aladdin | 9781534420991 | Published February 12, 2019

Alastair the African grey parrot dreams of escape to bluer skies. He’d like nothing more than to fly away to a palm tree with his beloved sister, Aggie. But when Aggie is purchased by 12-year-old Fritz and Alastair is adopted by elderly dance-enthusiast and pie-baker Albertina Plopky, the future looks ready to crash-land. In-between anxiously plucking his feathers, eating a few books and finding his own poetic voice, Alastair plots his way to a family reunion. But soon he’s forced to choose between the life he’s always dreamed of and admitting the truth: that sometimes, the bravest adventure is in letting go.

To Night Owl from Dog Fish by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer - Adventure, Children's 10+, Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship, Gay & Lesbian

Dial Books | 9780525553236 | Published February 12, 2019

Avery, who's bookish, intense and afraid of many things, lives in New York City. Bett Devlin, who's fearless, outgoing and loves all animals, lives in California. When their dads fall in love, Bett and Avery are sent, against their will, to the same sleepaway camp. Their dads hope that they will find common ground and become friends --- and possibly, one day, even sisters. Now that they can't imagine life without each other, will the two girls (who sometimes call themselves Night Owl and Dogfish) figure out a way to be a family?

Watch Hollow by Gregory Funaro and Matthew Griffin - Adventure, Animals , Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror

HarperCollins | 9780062643452 | Published February 12, 2019

Deep within the enchanted woods in Watch Hollow stands Blackford House, whose halls hold a magical  cuckoo clock that does much more than tell time. When Lucy and Oliver Tinker arrive in Watch Hollow, they have no idea that anything is wrong. A mysterious stranger has made their father an offer that’s too good for him to refuse. All Mr. Tinker needs to do is fix the clock at Blackford House. Lucy and Oliver must join forces with a host of magical clock animals to defeat the Garr --- a vicious monster that not only wants Blackford House for itself, but also seeks to destroy everything the Tinkers hold dear.

Good Enough by Jen Petro-Roy - Children's 9-12, Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Health/Fitness, Mental Health, Social Issues

Feiwel & Friends | 9781250123510 | Published February 19, 2019

12-year-old Riley was many things: an aspiring artist, a runner, a sister and a friend. From inside the inpatient treatment center where she's receiving treatment for anorexia, it's easy to forget all of that. When her roommate starts to break the rules, Riley realizes that recovery will be even harder than she thought. She starts to think that even if she does "recover," there's no way she'll stay recovered once she leaves the hospital. GOOD ENOUGH is a realistic depiction of inpatient eating disorder treatment and a moving story about a girl who has to fight herself to survive.

Marsh & Me by Martine Murray - Children's 8-12, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship, Social Issues

Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9780399550447 | Published February 19, 2019

Joey wants more than anything to talk to someone about music. But he's so shy, something always seems to get in the way. He escapes to a secret place on a hill, until one day he discovers that a strange girl has invaded the hill --- and built a fort that looks like a spaceship. He confronts the girl, whom he calls Marsh (short for Martian), and finds that she has been busy in her little makeshift "spaceship," building an imaginary world. It's a world that hides secrets, but might also be the very thing to bring Joey out of his shell. 

Max Tilt: Enter the Core by Peter Lerangis - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction

HarperCollins | 9780062441065 | Published February 19, 2019

Max and his cousin Alex were able to bottle the magical healing elements needed to cure his mother’s illness just in the nick of time. But then their former friend, Bitsy, steals the vials. She has plans to save the world --- but her plans might be deadly. Working against the odds, the two kids glean clues from one of Verne’s best-loved books, JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH. In it, they discover a map to their most dangerous destination yet --- the very core of the world. And so now the two cousins are off on their most unlikely, most important quest yet --- literally to save the world!

Secret in the Stone (The Unicorn Quest, Book 2) by Kamilla Benko - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Family Life, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Mythology

Bloomsbury Children's Books | 9781681192475 | Published February 19, 2019

Claire Martinson and her sister Sophie have decided to stay in Arden, the magical land they discovered. The sisters are the last descendants of the royal family, and only a true heir of Arden --- with magic in her blood --- can awaken the unicorns. The sisters journey to Stonehaven, a famed Gemmer school high, so Claire can train in the magic of stone. Then, Sophie uncovers dangerous secrets about the people they thought they could trust. With Arden on the brink of crumbling, can Claire prove she is the prophesied heir and unlock the magic of the unicorns before it's too late?

Will Wilder #3: The Amulet of Power by Raymond Arroyo - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Religion

Crown Books for Young Readers | 9780553539714 | Published February 19, 2019

Will Wilder yearns to join the Perilous Falls Middle School football team. But he was never big enough or strong enough until he comes in contact with a talisman containing the fabled locks of Samson. But using the Amulet of Power attracts dark forces to Perilous Falls and Will is convinced that a teammate may be a demon himself.  As he tries to identify the demon before it causes untold havoc, Wilder family secrets will be unlocked, the limits of physical strength and the power of friendship are tested --- and Will might even score a touchdown or two.

Wonder Park: The Movie Novel by Sadie Chesterfield - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Humor

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316444767 | Published February 19, 2019

When it comes to imagination, June Bailey has more than enough of it to go around! In fact, she's created an entire amusement park called Wonderland with her mom. But one day, June doesn't feel like building anymore...until she stumbles across the real Wonderland, which has somehow come to life! Now June's amusement park needs her help. Can she reignite her imagination and save the park of her dreams?

You Are Enough: Your Guide to Body Image and Eating Disorder Recovery by Jen Petro-Roy - Children's 9-12, Children's Nonfiction, Diet, Food, Health/Fitness, Nonfiction, Self-Help

Feiwel & Friends | 9781250151025 | Published February 19, 2019

This nonfiction self-help book for young readers with disordered eating and body image problems delivers real talk about eating disorders and body image, tools and information for recovery and suggestions for dealing with the media messages that contribute so much to disordered eating. Many eating disorder books are written in a way that leaves many people out of the eating disorder conversation, and this book is written with a special eye to inclusivity, so that people of any gender, socioeconomic group, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability or chronic illness can benefit.

Game of Stars (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond #2) by Sayantani DasGupta - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Family Life, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Technology

Scholastic Press | 978-1338185737 | Published February 26, 2019

When the Demon Queen shows up in her bedroom, 12-year-old Kiranmala is uninterested. It's been weeks since she last heard from her friends in the Kingdom Beyond, the alternate dimension where she was born as an Indian princess. But then Kiran decides that she has to once again return to her homeland, where everyone is running scared or imprisoned following the enactment of sudden and unfair rules of law. Kiran must once again solve riddles and battle her evil Serpent King father --- all while figuring out who her true friends are, and what it really means to be a hero.

Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat #1 written by Johnny Marciano and Emily Chenoweth with illustrations by Robb Mommaerts - Adventure, Animals , Children's 10-14, Fiction, Science Fiction

Penguin Workshop | 9781524787202 | Published February 26, 2019

Klawde was the High Commander of the planet Lyttyrboks, an entire world of warlike cats at his command. But when he is stripped of his feline throne, he is sentenced to the worst possible punishment: exile to a small planet in a quiet corner of the universe...named Earth. Raj had everything. A cool apartment in Brooklyn. Friends. And pizza and comics within walking distance. But when his mom gets a job in Oregon and he is forced to move, all of that changes. It's only when his doorbell rings and he meets a furball of a cat that Raj begins to think maybe his luck is turning around...

Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat: Enemies #2 written by Johnny Marciano and Emily Chenoweth with illustrations by Robb Mommaerts - Adventure, Animals , Children's 10-14, Fiction, Friendship, Humor, Science Fiction

Penguin Workshop | 9781524787226 | Published February 26, 2019

Klawde is not your basic cat. He's an emperor from another planet, exiled to Earth. He's cruel. He's cunning. He's brilliant...and he's also Raj Banerjee's best friend. And they're are back! As summer turns to fall, our favorite warlord cat remains in his pitiful exiled existence. But Raj has an even scarier prospect than cosmic exile: starting at a new school. And if things didn't seem complicated enough, both cat and human are confronted with two figures from their past they did not expect to pop up in Elba, Oregon...

Lion Down by Stuart Gibbs - Adventure, Animals , Children's 8-12, Humor, Mystery

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | 9781534424739 | Published February 26, 2019

For once, operations at FunJungle appear to be running smoothly and Teddy Fitzroy is finally able to give detective work a rest. But then a local lion is accused of killing a famous dog --- and the dog's owner, an inflammatory radio host, goes on a crusade to have the cat declared a nuisance so it can be hunted. However, there's evidence that the lion might have been framed for murder and now a renegade animal activist wants teddy and his girlfriend Summer to help prove it. 

Marge in Charge and the Missing Orangutan written by Isla Fisher with illustrations by Eglantine Ceulemans - Adventure, Animals , Children's 8-12, Fiction, Humor

HarperCollins | 9780062662248 | Published February 26, 2019

Marge, the rainbow-haired babysitter, returns! This tiny duchess has a trip planned for Jakey and Jemima Button --- and she’s going to break a lot of rules along the way. In these three hilarious stories, a trip to the zoo with Marge seems like a perfect adventure. But it might turn out to be a perfect disaster! When Jakey’s tooth goes missing, a train gets stopped by a ferocious beast and a favorite orangutan can’t be found, it seems as if everything will be ruined. But if there’s one thing Jakey and Jemima know, it’s that even disasters are fun when Marge is in charge!

Operation Frog Effect by Sarah Scheerger - Adventure, Animals , Children's 8-12, Fiction

Random House Books for Young Readers | 9780525644125 | Published February 26, 2019

Everyone makes mistakes. But what happens when your mistake hurts someone else? Told in eight perspectives --- including one in graphic novel form, OPERATION FROG EFFECT celebrates standing up and standing together, and tells the unforgettable story of how eight very different kids take responsibility for their actions and unite for a cause they all believe in.

Rise of the Dragons by Angie Sage - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Family Life, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic

Scholastic Press | 9780545864961 | Published February 26, 2019

Once our world was full of dragons. But after a group of rogue dragons tried to take over Earth, all dragons were banished. Most humans forgot about the dragons. 11-year-old Sirin grew up with stories of dragons, but when her mother falls ill, even Sirin has trouble believing in magic...until she sees a  streak of silver in the night sky. Sirin becomes the first child to "lock" with a dragon in centuries --- forming a deep friendship. But Sirin soon she finds herself at the center of a battle between the dragons who want to protect the humans...and those who want to destroy them.