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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.

March 2018


Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni - Children's, Children's 3-7, Classics, Fiction, Picture, Youth Fiction

Dragonfly Books | 9781524766146 | Published March 6, 2018

A small green inchworm is proud of his skill at measuring anything --- a robin’s tail, a flamingo’s neck, a toucan’s beak. Then one day a nightingale threatens to eat him if he cannot measure his song. Children will enjoy the clever inchworm’s solution and delight in finding the tiny hero on every page.

Izzy Kline Has Butterflies by Beth Ain - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Free Verse, Friendship, Poetry

Yearling | 9780399550836 | Published March 6, 2018

It's a new school year, and Izzy Kline is having some feelings. There are plenty of reasons for the butterflies in her stomach to flap their wings. There’s a new girl in her class who might be a new best friend. The whole grade is performing Free to Be...You and Me --- and Izzy really wants a starring role. And new changes at home are making Izzy feel like her family is falling apart. First-day jitters, new friends, an audition...How many butterfly problems can one kid take?

Polar Distress: Dr. Critchlore's School for Minions #3 Written by Sheila Grau with illustrations by Joe Sutphin. - Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Mythology, Science Fiction

Amulet Paperbacks | 9781419728747 | Published March 6, 2018

Runt Higgins has a long to-do list. He needs to find out who cursed him, and why; he needs to make up with his best friend, Syke; and he needs to pass the Junior Henchman Training Program. That last one? Not likely. Professor Murphy hates Runt and is actively trying to fail him. The only way for Runt to pass the class and stay at Dr. Critchlore’s school is to locate a rare mineral that Dr. Critchlore needs to make an Undefeatable Minion. To find it, Runt must travel to icy Upper Worb and battle gyrfalcons, yetis...and the loathsome team from Dr. Pravus’s school. 

The Everafter War (The Sisters Grimm, Book 7) by Michael Buckley - Children's

Amulet Paperbacks | 9781419720116 | Published March 6, 2018

Picking up after the dramatic cliffhanger that ended Book Six, Sabrina and Daphne’s prayers are finally answered when their parents awake from their sleeping spell. But their happy reunion is short-lived, as they are caught in the middle of a war between the Scarlet Hand and Prince Charming’s Everafter army. As the family works to help the prince’s ragtag group of rebels and protect their friends, Sabrina comes face-to-face with the family’s deadliest enemy --- the mysterious Master --- who reveals a secret so shocking it will rock the entire family to its core.

The Forgetting Spell (Wishing Day) by Lauren Myracle - Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062342102 | Published March 6, 2018

Most people in Willow Hill think Darya is the prickliest of the Blok sisters. What they don’t realize is that on the inside, Darya is soft and gooey from feeling everything, all the time. When Darya turns thirteen, the goo gets stickier --- and as Darya’s Wishing Day approaches, all she wants is to forget the silly tradition ever existed. Except...she can’t. Ten years ago, a wish made by Darya’s mother splintered their family into pieces. Last year, Darya’s sister Natasha wished for their broken mother to return. The past is something you’re supposed to leave behind. Which is why Darya has locked and sealed her most painful memories inside the far corners of her mind, where they can no longer hurt her.


The Secret Horses of Briar Hill by Megan Shepherd - Children's 10+, Fiction, Historical Fiction

Yearling | 9781101939789 | Published March 6, 2018

There are winged horses that live in the mirrors of Briar Hill hospital. One morning, Emmaline climbs over the wall of the hospital’s abandoned gardens and discovers a white horse with a broken wing has left the mirror-world and entered her own. The horse, named Foxfire, is hiding from a dark and sinister force. If Emmaline is to keep him from finding her new friend, she must surround Foxfire with treasures of brilliant shades. But where can Emmaline find color in a world of gray?

The Silver Gate by Kristin Bailey - Children's 8-12, Family, Fantasy, Magic

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062398581 | Published March 6, 2018

In shepherd boy Elric’s tiny village, people think children like his younger sister, Wynn, are changelings --- left by fairies and doomed to curse all around them. As a baby, Wynn was born with developmental delays, and according to the rules, she was supposed to be abandoned in the woods. Instead Elric’s mother saved his sister and hid her away for eleven years. But when their long-absent father returns, Elric realizes that folk songs and fantasies can’t protect them from the outside world.

The Tapper Twins Go Viral by Geoff Rodkey - Children's 8-12, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316478939 | Published March 6, 2018

Claudia Tapper just doesn't get it: How is it possible that the video of the best breakup song she's ever written is watched by virtually nobody, when her brother Reese's completely moronic 2-second clip of an video game wipeout ends up being the hottest thing online at Culvert Prep? Unfortunately, Claudia's bold declaration of injustice sets the stage for the bet of her life: Which of the Tapper twins can get more online followers in a week? She had better top Reese's rapidly escalating popularity or she can kiss her social life goodbye if she loses the bet and is forced to post the most embarrassing video imaginable!

The Wolf Keepers by Elise Broach - Animals , Children's 9-13, Fiction, Friendship, Mystery

Square Fish | 9781250165015 | Published March 6, 2018

12 year-old Lizzie Durango and her dad have always had a zoo to call their home. Lizzie spends her days watching the animals and taking note of their various behaviors. Though the zoo makes for a unique home, it's a hard place for Lizzie to make lasting friends. But all this changes one afternoon when she finds Tyler Briggs, a runaway who has secretly made the zoo his makeshift home. The two become friends and, just as quickly, stumble into a covert investigation involving the zoo wolves who are suddenly dying. 

The Zodiac Legacy: Balance of Power Written by Stan Lee and Stuart Moore with illustrations by Andie Tong - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Mythology

Disney Press | 9781484752500 | Published March 6, 2018

Steven Lee always thought that having superpowers would make him happy, make life easier, and make everything more fun. He was wrong. Steven, now 16 years old, has spent years living with the power of the Tiger. But now, on the edge of a catastrophe that could destroy not only Steven and his super powered friends, but every Zodiac in the world, Steven will have to decide just how far he'll go to protect those closest to him. 

Unnaturals #2: Escape from Lion's Head by Devon Hughes - Adventure, Animals , Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062257581 | Published March 6, 2018

K-07M0 has never had a name. As a fox-bat, she has lived her entire life silently hiding from the other hybrids and the scientists who created her…until the day a new animal gives her the name Kozmo and they help each other escape the underground lab. In the outside world Kozmo meets a pack of hybrids just like her, led by a feisty eagle-dog named Castor. But Castor and his pack are being viciously pursued, and Kozmo is forced to do something she's never done before: trust others to survive.

Vilonia Beebe Takes Charge by Kristin L. Gray - Animals , Children's 8-12, Fiction, Health

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books | 9781481458436 | Published March 6, 2018

Fourth grader Vilonia hasn’t lost her rain coat in the three weeks she’s had it and she’s brushed her teeth every night and she’s volunteered to be the Friday Library Helper. But all that hard work is worth it if it means she can get a dog. Besides, this dog isn’t just because Vilonia has wanted one for pretty much ever. It’s also to help Mama, who’s been lost in one, big sadness fog for forty-three days --- ever since Nana died. But Vilonia read that pets can help with sadness. Now all she has to do is keep the library goldfish alive over spring break, stop bringing stray animals home, and help Mama not get fired from her job. And she’s got to do all of it before the Catfish Festival. Easy as pie, right?

Write This Down by Claudia Mills - Children's, Children's 10-12, Family Life, Fiction, Social Issues, Youth Fiction

Square Fish | 9781250143914 | Published March 6, 2018

12 year-old Autumn loves to write. She finds inspiration all around her --- especially in Cameron --- the dreamy boy in her journalism class who she has a major crush on. Then her older brother --- Hunter --- who used to watch out for her but has grown distant since he started high school, reads one of her poems about Cameron to Cameron's older brother. They make fun of it and she is devastated. Determined to show her brother how talented she really is, Autumn decides that she is going to become a published author --- now!

A Boy Called Bat Written by Elana K. Arnold with illustrations by Charles Santoso - Animals , Children's 6-10, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship

Walden Pond Press | 9780062445834 | Published March 13, 2018

For Bixby Alexander Tam (nicknamed Bat), life tends to be full of surprises --- some of them good, some not so good. Bat’s mom, a veterinarian, has brought home a baby skunk, which she needs to take care of until she can hand him over to a wild-animal shelter. But the minute Bat meets the kit, he knows they belong together. And he’s got one month to show his mom that a baby skunk might just make a pretty terrific pet.
Alexander Hamilton: The Making of America by Teri Kanefield - Biography, Children's 10-14, Children's Nonfiction, History, Nonfiction

Abrams Books for Young Readers | 9781419729430 | Published March 13, 2018

The America that Alexander Hamilton knew was largely agricultural and built on slave labor. He envisioned something else: a multi-racial, urbanized, capitalistic America with a strong central government. He believed that such an America would be a land of opportunity for the poor and the newcomers. But Hamilton’s vision put him at odds with his archrivals who envisioned a pastoral America of small towns, where governments were local, states would control their own destiny, and the federal government would remain small and weak.
Chester and Gus by Cammie McGovern - Animals , Children's 8-12, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship

HarperCollins | 9780062330697 | Published March 13, 2018

Chester has always wanted to become a service dog. When he fails his certification test, though, it seems like that dream will never come true --- until a family adopts him. They want him to be a companion for their ten-year-old son, Gus, who has autism. But Gus acts so differently than anyone Chester has ever met. He never wants to pet Chester, and sometimes he doesn’t even want Chester in the room. Chester’s not sure how to help Gus since this isn’t exactly the job he trained for --- but he’s determined to figure it out. Because after all, Gus is now his person.

Dolls of Hope (The Friendship Dolls) by Shirley Parenteau - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Youth Fiction

Candlewick | 9781536200263 | Published March 13, 2018

Eleven-year-old Chiyo Tamura never imagined she’d go from her small Japanese village to Tokyo, helping to welcome more than 12,000 Friendship Dolls from America --- including Emily Grace, a gift to her school. Nor could she dream that she’d have an important role in the crafting of Miss Tokyo, one of 58 Japanese dolls to be sent to America. But when Chiyo is asked to be Emily Grace’s protector, one jealous classmate will stop at nothing to see her fail.

Hello, Universe Written by Erin Entrada Kelly with illustrations by Isabel Roxas - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship

Greenwillow Books | 9780062414168 | Published March 13, 2018

In one day, four lives weave together in unexpected ways. Virgil Salinas is shy and kindhearted and feels out of place in his crazy-about-sports family. Valencia Somerset, who is deaf, is smart, brave, and secretly lonely, and she loves everything about nature. Kaori Tanaka is a self-proclaimed psychic, whose little sister, Gen, is always following her around. And Chet Bullens wishes the weird kids would just stop being so different so that he can concentrate on basketball. They aren’t friends, at least not until Chet pulls a prank that traps Virgil and his pet guinea pig at the bottom of a well.

Isabella for Real Written by Margie Palatini with illustrations by LeUyen Pham - Children's 10-12, Coming of Age, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9781328900142 | Published March 13, 2018

When Isabella Antonelli becomes an overnight YouTube sensation in a documentary detailing her REAL, non-royal Italian American family, she needs to figure out a way to tell everyone at her fancy new school the truth about her family --- or come up with some better lies. Brimming with offbeat humor, Isabella for Real sets the scene for an eccentric, multi-generational family drama that will have readers laughing out loud and giving Isabella’s performance a standing ovation.
Judy Moody and Friends: Not-So-Lucky Lefty Written by Megan McDonald with illustrations by Erwin Madrid - Children's 4-6, Family, Fiction

Candlewick | 9780763698478 | Published March 13, 2018

Left-handers are creative. Left-handers are geniuses. Half of all cats are lefties! (Or so says Stink.) But Judy is a righty...and Judy is feeling left out. Tomorrow is Left Handers Day, and Stink and Dad, the southpaws in the Moody family, are celebrating at the pretzel factory. Judy is allowed to come along on one condition: she has to be left-handed --- the whole entire day. It’s on!

Judy Moody and Friends: Not-So-Lucky Lefty Written by Megan McDonald with illustrations by Erwin Madrid - Children's 4-6, Family, Fiction

Candlewick | 9780763698478 | Published March 13, 2018

Snakes and Stones by Lisa Fowler - Children's 8-12, Family Life, Fiction, Historical Fiction

Sky Pony Press | 9781510735545 | Published March 13, 2018

Twelve-year-old Chestnut Hill’s daddy stole her and the triplets away from their mama. At least, that’s how Chestnut remembers it. It’s 1921, and after nearly two years on the road with his traveling elixir show, Daddy’s still making no move to go back to Kentucky and buy Mama that house. So Chestnut is forced to come up with her own plan to get home. But when her newest plan lands Daddy in jail and Mama has to come to the rescue, Chestnut discovers that things are not always as they seem. 

The 65-Story Treehouse (The Treehouse Books) Written by Andy Griffiths with illustrations Terry Denton - Children's 6-10, Crafts & Hobbies, Fiction, Humor

Square Fish | 9781250102478 | Published March 13, 2018

Andy and Terry live in a 65-Story Treehouse. (It used to be 52 stories, but they keep expanding.) It has a pet-grooming salon, a birthday room where it's always your birthday (even when it's not), a room full of exploding eyeballs, a lollipop shop, a quicksand pit, an ant farm, and a time machine...which is going to be really, really useful now, since Terry messed up (again) and the treehouse just FAILED it's safety inspection.Join Andy and Terry on a whirlwind trip through time as they try to stop the treehouse from being demolished!

The Memory Thief by Bryce Moore - Family Life, Fantasy, Fiction

Adaptive Books | 9781945293511 | Published March 13, 2018

Twin brother and sister Benji and Kelly wander off at the local county fair after witnessing their parents argue. When Benji runs into a group of bullies, he escapes into a tent called The Memory Emporium, where he meets a strange old man inside named Louis. The old man shows him a magically vivid memory of a fighter pilot, in the hopes of getting Benji to pay to see other memories Louis has collected from people over the years. Benji quickly realizes the ability to take memories could help his parents stop fighting with each other, and he asks Louis to teach him how to become a “memory thief.” 

The Metropolitans by Carol Goodman - Adventure, Children's 10+, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction

Puffin Books | 9781101997680 | Published March 13, 2018

The day Japan bombs Pearl Harbor, four 13-year-olds converge at the Metropolitan Museum of Art where an eccentric curator is seeking four uncommonly brave souls to track down the hidden pages of the Kelmsbury Manuscript, an ancient book of Arthurian legends that lies scattered within the museum's collection, and that holds the key to preventing a second attack on American soil.  When Madge, Joe, Kiku and Walt agree to help, they have no idea that the Kelmsbury is already working its magic on them.