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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

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. 
 
The Jigsaw Jungle by Kristin Levine - Children's 10+, Family Life, Fiction, Mystery

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers | 9780399174520 | Published June 19, 2018

Claudia Dalton’s father has disappeared. What began as a late night at work has spiraled into a missing persons case --- one that’s left twelve-year-old Claudia questioning everything she’s ever known about her father and their family. But when she finally gets word from her dad, it turns out he isn’t missing at all. He’s just gone to “think things over” and visit an old friend, whatever that means. Feeling confused and helpless, Claudia starts to assemble a scrapbook, gathering emails, receipts, phone transcripts and more, all in a desperate attempt to figure out what’s happening with her dad. 
The Selkie of San Francisco (A Sam London Adventure) by Todd Gallicano - Adventure, Children's 10+, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction

Delacorte Books for Young Readers | 9781524713690 | Published June 19, 2018

Sam London didn't mean to uncover an ancient secret, but when he found out that mythical creatures are real and living in our national parks, he became the newest recruit to the Department of Mythical Wildlife. Ever since, the middle schooler has been anxiously awaiting the call for his next case...and it finally arrives with the brazen appearance of a selkie in San Francisco Bay. Along with Dr. Vance Vantana and the guardian Tashi, Sam pursues the selkie, who has taken a peculiar interest in fashion's newest "it" girl and social media star, Pearl Eklund. 
Drum Roll, Please by Lisa Jenn Bigelow - Art, Children's 8-12, Friendship, Love & Marriage

HarperCollins | 978-0062791146 | Published June 26, 2018

Melly only joined the school band because her best friend, Olivia, begged her to. But to her surprise, quiet Melly loves playing the drums. It’s the only time she doesn’t feel like a mouse. Now she and Olivia are about to spend two weeks at Camp Rockaway, jamming under the stars in the Michigan woods. But this summer brings a lot of big changes for Melly: her parents split up, her best friend ditches her, and Melly finds herself falling for another girl at camp. To top it all off, Melly’s not sure she has what it takes to be a real rock n’ roll drummer. Will she be able to make music from all the noise in her heart?

Holes by Louis Sachar - Fiction

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) | 9780374312640 | Published June 26, 2018

Stanley Yelnats’s family has a history of bad luck, so he isn’t too surprised when a miscarriage of justice sends him to a boys’ juvenile detention center, Camp Green Lake. But there is no lake and it’s hardly a camp: as punishment, the boys must each dig a hole a day, five feet deep, five feet across. The warden claims that this pointless labor builds character, but that’s a lie. Stanley must try to dig up the truth.

Pip Bartlett's Guide to Sea Monsters (Pip Bartlett, Book 3) by Maggie Stiefvater and Jackson Pearce - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction

Scholastic Press | 9780545709323 | Published June 26, 2018

Pip and Tomas have dealt with magical creatures that burst into flames and runaway unicorns. Now they are headed with Tomas's family to Port Candor, a seaside showplace full of magical sea creatures. Soon they are surrounded by Slimekrakens and Tubafish and Spinnerseals and other dazzlers of the deep. AND they are involved in a big mystery that involves a sea monster that might not be staying in its tank. The adults are confounded by the magical misbehavior --- but Pip and Tomas aren't afraid to dive in!

Revenge of the Teacher's Pets by Jennifer Ziegler - Children's 8-12, Family, Fiction, Humor

Scholastic Press | 9781338091236 | Published June 26, 2018

The Brewster triplets have this whole school year figured out. They'll share notes and books and help plan their big sister's wedding, and they're all going to be on color guard. Smooth sailing through the seventh grade. Only nothing goes right. They're accidentally on cheer squad, of all things. And the sisters are split into different classes --- which Darby is failing because of her terrible participation grade. Meanwhile, Delaney really likes cheerleading and doesn't want just go along with what Dawn wants this time, especially on her cheering crusade. 
See You On a Starry Night by Lisa Schroeder - Children's 8-12, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship

Scholastic Press | 9781338195743 | Published June 26, 2018

Juliet has just moved to a beachside town with her newly separated mother and her moody older sister. When she meets their new neighbor, Emma, the girls form an instant bond. Emma's big family takes Juliet in, and the girls have fun together --- starting with the night they throw bottles with secret messages into the sea. Then someone writes back to Juliet's message. An email arrives, inviting her to join the Starry Beach Club. All she has to do is make someone else's wish come true.
She Loves You (Yeah, Yeah, Yeah) by Ann Hood - Children's 10+, Fiction, Friendship, Historical Fiction, Music

Penguin Workshop | 9781524785116 | Published June 26, 2018

The year is 1966. The Vietnam War rages overseas, the Beatles have catapulted into stardom, and twelve-year-old Rhode Island native Trudy Mixer is not thrilled with life. Her best friend, Michelle, has decided to become a cheerleader, everyone at school is now calling her Gertrude (her hated real name), and the gem of her middle school career, the Beatles fan club, has dwindled down to only three other members--the least popular kids at school. And at home, her workaholic father has become even more distant. Determined to regain her social status and prove herself to her father, Trudy looks toward the biggest thing happening worldwide: the Beatles. 
Strays Like Us by Cecilia Galante - Children's 8-12, Family Life, Fiction

Scholastic Press | 9781338043006 | Published June 26, 2018

From the moment Fred (never Winifred!) spots a scruffy little mutt with sad eyes, she knows she's in big trouble. Toby's in bad shape, and Fred longs to rescue him from the old man with the mile-long mean streak who lives next door. But Margery --- the straight-talking woman who is fostering Fred --- says going over to their house is against the rules. And since Fred will only be around until her mother comes to grips with her dependence, Fred can't let herself care too deeply. 
The Boy, the Boat, and the Beast by Samantha M. Clark - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | 9781534412552 | Published June 26, 2018

A boy washes up on a mysterious, seemingly uninhabited beach. Who is he? How did he get there? The boy can’t remember. When he sees a light shining over the foreboding wall of trees that surrounds the shore, he decides to follow it, in the hopes that it will lead him to answers. The boy’s journey is a struggle for survival and a search for the truth --- a terrifying truth that once uncovered, will force him to face his greatest fear of all if he is to go home.
The Jamie Drake Equation by Christopher Edge - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Family Life, Fiction, Science Fiction

Delacorte Books for Young Readers | 9781524713614 | Published June 26, 2018

How amazing would it be to have a dad who's an astronaut? To see him go on rocket launches, live in zero gravity, and fly through space like a superhero? Jamie Drake knows. His dad is orbiting Earth in the International Space Station. Jamie thinks it's cool, and he's proud of his dad, but he also really misses him. Hanging out at the local observatory one day, Jamie is surprised when he picks up a strange signal on his phone. Could it be aliens? Are they closer to our planet than anyone realizes? With his dad in space, Jamie feels he has no choice but to investigate on his own. 

The Language of Spells by Garret Weyr and Katie Harnett - Animals , Children's 10+, Culture, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Mystery

Chronicle Books | 978-1452159584 | Published June 26, 2018

Grisha is a dragon in a world that's forgotten how to see him. Maggie is a unusual child who thinks she's perfectly ordinary. They're an unlikely duo --- but magic, like friendship, is funny. Sometimes it chooses those who might not look so likely. And magic has chosen Grisha and Maggie to solve the darkest mystery in Vienna. Decades ago, when World War II broke out, someone decided that there were too many dragons for all of them to be free. Where have the missing dragons gone? And is there a way to save them? 

The Starlight Slippers (100 Dresses) by Susan Maupin Schmid - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction

Random House Books for Young Readers | 9780553533774 | Published June 26, 2018

Inside an enchanted castle, there's a closet --- a closet with one hundred magical dresses that only Darling Dimple can wear. Each one disguises her as somebody else. And once again, Darling needs them! You've heard of glass slippers? What about starlight slippers --- delicate lace shoes studded with starlight opals? When Princess Mariposa reads about her grandmother's bridal slippers, she wants to find them for her own wedding! Darling is only too happy to help look for the slippers...until she discovers they are connected to the castle's magic.

Paperback

Exit Strategy (MAX) by Lauren Allbright - Children's 9-13, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship

Aladdin | 9781481479134 | Published June 5, 2018

Ross Stevens has changed schools twelve times in the last three years but when his beloved Pops becomes ill, Ross and his mom must plant roots --- which means no more school moves. And no more moves mean no more school exits, and Ross has perfected the science of leaving a school with an epic prank. Worse, it means he will actually have to learn how to make friends and do a science project, two things he’s never had to do before.

Felix Yz by Lisa Bunker - Children's 10-14, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Science Fiction

Puffin Books | 9780425288511 | Published June 5, 2018

When Felix Yz was three years old, a hyperintelligent fourth-dimensional being became fused inside him after one of his father’s science experiments went terribly wrong. The creature is friendly, but Felix --- now thirteen --- won’t be able to grow to adulthood while they’re still melded together. So a risky Procedure is planned to separate them...but it may end up killing them both instead. This book is Felix’s secret blog, a chronicle of the days leading up to the Procedure. Some days it’s business as usual --- time with his close-knit family, run-ins with a bully at school, anxiety about his crush.

Fuzzy by Tom Angleberger and Paul Dellinger - Children's 8-12, Humor, Science Fiction

Amulet Paperbacks | 9781419729683 | Published June 5, 2018

When Max befriends her new robot classmate Fuzzy, part of the Vanguard One Middle School’s new Robot Integration Program, she helps him learn everything he needs to know about surviving middle school. Little do they know that surviving is going to become a matter of life and death because Vanguard has an evil presence at its heart: a digital student evaluation system named BARBARA that might be taking its mission to shape the perfect student to extremes!

Holly Farb and the Princess of the Galaxy by Gareth Wronski - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Humor, Science Fiction

Aladdin | 9781481471787 | Published June 5, 2018

Holly Farb is not the Princess of the Galaxy. She may be top of the class in every subject, but she can’t even win a school election, never mind rule the Milky Way. The aliens who kidnapped her have gotten it all wrong. Unfortunately Holly’s alien pirate kidnappers believe that she’s the princess they’ve been looking for, and so she finds herself hurtling through space on an alien pirate ship together with her teacher, Mr. Mendez, and Chester, the most annoying boy in her class. Now all she has to do is escape the pirates, find the missing princess, and get back to Earth in time for her big test on Friday.

Katie Cox vs. the Boy Band by Marianne Levy - Children's 10+, Fiction, Friendship, Humor, Music

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky | 9781492646082 | Published June 5, 2018

Katie Cox (overnight singing sensation and owner of the World's Worst Bangs) never meant to become a pop star. And she didn't mean to start a war with Karamel (aka the World's Cheesiest Boy Band). Now her first concert is just days away. Cool? Maybe. Terrifying? Definitely. And with her school friends more interested in her fame than her feelings, and an army of Karamel fans ready to take her down, this battle goes way beyond the charts.
Mrs. Smith's Spy School for Girls by Beth McMullen - Adventure, Children's 9-13, Fiction, Mystery

Aladdin | 9781481490214 | Published June 5, 2018

After a botched escape plan from her boarding school, Abigail is stunned to discover the school is actually a cover for an elite spy ring called The Center, along with being training grounds for future spies. Even more shocking? Abigail’s mother is a top agent for The Center and she has gone MIA, with valuable information that many people would like to have --- at any cost. Along with a former nemesis and charming boy from her grade, Abigail goes through a crash course in Spy Training 101, often with hilarious --- and sometimes painful --- results.

One Trick Pony by Nathan Hale - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Science Fiction

Amulet Paperbacks | 9781419729447 | Published June 5, 2018

The aliens have arrived. And they’re hungry for electricity. In the Earth of the future, humans are on the run from an alien force --- giant blobs who suck up electrical devices wherever they can find them. Strata and her family are part of a caravan of digital rescuers, hoping to keep the memory of civilization alive by saving electronics wherever they can. Many humans have reverted to a pre-electrical age, and others have taken advantage of the invasion to become dangerous bandits and outlaws. 

Podkin One-Ear (Longburrow) by Kieran Larwood and David Wyatt - Animals , Children's 10-12, Family Life, Fantasy, Fiction

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9781328498038 | Published June 5, 2018

In a classic fantasy world of anthropomorphic rabbits, three young siblings are on the run from the villainous Gorm tribe who have killed and enslaved their clan. Podkin, once destined to be clan leader, has always been spoiled, but now he must act bravely as he, his older sister, and baby brother flee for their lives. Facing pursuit and treachery, the three collect allies in their search for refuge, until at last they are ready to fight back against the Gorm and attempt to rid the land of an evil scourge.