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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 2019

Paperback

Running through Sprinklers by Michelle Kim - Children's, Children's 10+, Children's 10-14, Coming of Age, Fiction, Friendship, Youth Fiction

Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 9781481495295 | Published April 16, 2019

Sara and Nadine. Nadine and Sara. It’s only ever been the two of them. Two halves of the same person. But everything has changed this year. Nadine has suddenly skipped a grade and gone to high school without Sara. No matter how hard she fights to save their friendship, Sara can feel it slipping away. But change can happen from the inside, too. The forever-friend days of running through sprinklers and slurping up ice cream cones may be over. Yet in their place, Sara just might discover something new and wonderful: herself.

The Crooked Castle: Carmer and Grit, Book Two by Sarah Jean Horowitz - Children's, Children's 10-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Humor, Mystery

Algonquin Young Readers | 9781616209254 | Published April 16, 2019

Shortly after saving the faeries of Skemantis, magician’s apprentice Felix Carmer III and his faerie companion, Grit, head out to see the world. They soon come across a mysteriously magical flying circus. As they get to know the outlandish world of Rinka Tinka’s Roving Wonder Show, it becomes clear there's something not quite normal about this circus or its inventor --- and that recent airship disasters plaguing nearby Driftside City may have a sinister explanation.
Welcome to Wonderland #3: Sandapalooza Shake-Up by Chris Grabenstein - Fiction, Friendship

Yearling | 9781524717599 | Published April 16, 2019

P.T. and his best friend, Gloria, are getting ready for St. Pete Beach's first-ever Sandapalooza! The Wonderland's biggest rival, the Conch Reef Resort, is doing everything it can to win the sand sculpture contest, but P.T. has bigger problems: The Wonderland has opened a new restaurant --- the Banana Shack --- and running a restaurant is harder than it looks! And to make matters worse, a royal guest's priceless tiara has gone missing, and the prime suspect is the Wonderland's beloved housekeeper! Can P.T. and Gloria win the contest, keep the restaurant going, and clear Clara's name?
Marc's Mission: Way of the Warrior Kid (A Novel) by Jocko Willink and Jon Willink - Children's 8-12, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship

Square Fish | 9781250294432 | Published April 23, 2019

New York Times-bestselling author Jocko Willink delivers a second powerful and empowering Way of the Warrior Kid book about finding your inner strength and being the best you can be, even in the face of adversity in MARC'S MISSION.

Slider by Pete Hautman - Children's, Children's 10-14, Family, Fiction

Candlewick | 9781536204322 | Published April 23, 2019

David can eat an entire 16-inch pepperoni pizza in 4 minutes and 36 seconds. But he’ll have to do better: he’s going to compete in the Super Pigorino Bowl, the world’s greatest pizza-eating contest, and he has to win it, because he borrowed his mom’s credit card and accidentally spent $2,000 on it. So he really needs that prize money. He’s also got to keep an eye on his little brother, Mal (who, if the family believed in labels, would be labeled autistic, but they don’t, so they just label him Mal). And don’t even get started on the new weirdness going on between his two best friends, Cyn and HeyMan.

The Explorers: The Reckless Rescue by Adrienne Kress - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Mystery

Yearling | 9781101940129 | Published April 23, 2019

More mystery, more bravery, more danger and one amazingly reckless rescue await in the second book in the Explorers series! The perfect read for fans of The Name of This Book Is a Secret and The Mysterious Benedict Society! This missive is a call to action and an invitation to join in mystery, bravery and danger. There will be new people to meet, new places to see and some dancing along the way. And one amazingly reckless rescue.
The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani - Children's, Children's 8-12, Coming of Age, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Social Issues, Youth Fiction

Puffin Books | 9780735228528 | Published April 23, 2019

It’s 1947, and India, newly freed from British rule, has been separated into two countries: Pakistan and India. Many people are killed crossing borders as tensions among Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, and others flare. Nisha, who has always carried two parts in her: Muslim and Hindu, doesn’t know which side she has to be on or why she must choose. Nisha has already lost her mother. She can’t imagine losing her homeland, too. But Papa says it’s too dangerous for them to stay in Pakistan. And so Nisha and her family become refugees and embark on a treacherous journey by train and by foot to reach their new home on the other side of the border.

A Possibility of Whales by Karen Rivers - Children's, Children's 8-12, Contemporary Fiction, Family, Fiction

Algonquin Young Readers | 9781616209261 | Published April 30, 2019

Twelve-year-old Natalia loves possibilities: the possibility that she’ll see whales on the beach near her new home, that the boy she just met will be her new best friend, that the photographers chasing her actor father won’t force Nat and her dad to move again. Most of all, Nat dreams of the possibility that her mother misses and loves Nat. The thing is, Nat doesn’t even know who her mother is. She left Nat as a baby, and Nat’s dad refuses to talk about it. Nat knows she shouldn’t need a mom, but she still feels like something is missing.

Calling All Minds: How To Think and Create Like an Inventor by Temple Grandin - Children's Nonfiction, Education, Environment, Friendship, Nature, Science

Puffin Books | 9781524738228 | Published April 30, 2019

In CALLING ALL MINDS, Temple Grandin  delves into the science behind inventions, the steps various people took to create and improve upon ideas as they evolved and the ways in which young inventors can continue to think about and understand what it means to tinker, to fiddle and to innovate. In CALLING ALL MINDS, Grandin creates a blueprint for different ways to look at the world. And more than a call to action, she gives a call to imagination, and shows readers that there is truly no single way to approach any given problem --- but that an open and inquisitive mind is always key.

Champions of Women's Soccer by Ann Killion - Biography, Children's 8-12, Children's Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Sports

Puffin Books | 9780399549038 | Published April 30, 2019

From the World Cup to the Olympics, from Mia Hamm to Carli Lloyd to Alex Morgan, here is the ultimate guide to Women's Soccer for young sports fans from an award-winning sports journalist. Featuring Top Ten Lists and stunning photos of history-making moments, this comprehensive collection catalogs the rise of women's soccer in America, the greatest American players such as Mia Hamm, and Alex Morgan, the greatest international stars, the future class of superstars; and the most thrilling matches.This is the perfect book for young sports fans eager to kick off their soccer schooling.

Dactyl Hill Squad by Daniel José Older - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction

Arthur A. Levine Books | 9781338268829 | Published April 30, 2019

It's 1863 and dinosaurs roam the streets of New York as the Civil War rages between raptor-mounted armies down South. Magdalys and her friends from the Colored Orphan Asylum are on a field trip when a number of their fellow orphans are kidnapped by an evil magistrate, Richard Riker. Magdalys and her friends flee to Brooklyn and settle in the Dactyl Hill neighborhood, where black and brown New Yorkers have set up an independent community. Together with the Vigilance Committee, they train to fly on dactylback, discover new friends and amazing dinosaurs and plot to take down Riker. 

How to Eat Fried Worms written by Thomas Rockwell with illustrations by Emily Arnold McCully - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Youth Fiction

Scholastic Inc. | 9781338565898 | Published April 30, 2019

Billy isn't one to back down from a bet. But this one is gross: If he eats 15 worms in 15 days, Alan will pay him 50 dollars. Billy takes the bet and tries worms smothered in ketchup, drowned in mustard, even breaded and fried. Worm by worm, Billy gets closer to victory, and to buying the minibike he's always wanted. But Alan won't let him win that easily...

Star Wars: Jedi Academy #2: Return of the Padawan by Jeffrey Brown - Children's, Science Fiction

Scholastic Inc. | 9781338552577 | Published April 30, 2019

After surviving his first year at Jedi Academy, Roan Novachez thought his second year would be a breeze. He couldn't have been more wrong. Roan feels like he's drifting apart from his friends, and it's only made worse when Roan discovers he's not the amazing pilot he thought he'd be. When the school bullies take him under their wing, he decides they aren't so bad after all--or are they?

Star Wars: Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown - Graphic Novel, Science Fiction

Scholastic Inc. | 9781338552553 | Published April 30, 2019

This incredible, original story captures all of the humor, awkwardness, fun and frustrations of middle school --- all told through one boy's comics, journal entries, letters, doodles and newspaper clippings. The setting? A galaxy far, far away....

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill - Children's 10-14, Family Life, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Algonquin Young Readers | 9781616207465 | Published April 30, 2019

Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the forest, Xan, is kind and gentle. Xan rescues the abandoned children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey. One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. Xan decides she must raise this girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. When Luna approaches her thirteenth birthday, her magic begins to emerge on schedule --- but Xan is far away.

The Lifters by Dave Eggers - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction

Yearling | 9781524764197 | Published April 30, 2019

When Gran and his family move to Carousel, he has no idea that the town is built atop a secret. Mysterious forces lurk mere inches beneath his feet, causing the town to slowly but surely sink. When Gran's friend Catalina presses a silver handle into a hillside and opens a doorway to underground, he knows that she is extraordinary and brave, and that he will have no choice but to follow wherever she leads. With luck on their side, and some discarded hockey sticks for good measure, Gran and Catalina might just find a way to lift their town --- and the known world --- out of danger.
The Unicorn in the Barn by Jacqueline Ogburn and Rebecca Green - Children's 10-12, Fairy Tale, Family, Family Life, Fiction

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9781328595850 | Published April 30, 2019

For years people have claimed to see a mysterious white deer in the woods around Chinaberry Creek. It always gets away. One evening, Eric Harper thinks he spots it. But a deer doesn’t have a coat that shimmers like a pearl. And a deer certainly isn’t born with an ivory horn curling from its forehead. When Eric discovers the unicorn is hurt and being taken care of by the vet next door and her daughter, Allegra, his life is transformed.
Two Peas in a Pod (Whatever After #11) by Sarah Mlynowski - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction

Scholastic Inc. | 9781338162912 | Published April 30, 2019

I've landed --- along with my brother, Jonah, and our dog, Prince --- in the fairy tale of The Princess and the Pea! When I can't fall asleep on top of a hundred mattresses, the kingdom decides I must be the princess they're looking for. Talk about royal treatment --- I'm suddenly being waited on hand and foot. Plus, I get unlimited ball gowns, sparkly jewelry and ice cream. But can we find a REAL princess to run the kingdom?
Whatshisface by Gordon Korman - Children's 8-12, Family Life, Horror, Writing

Scholastic Inc. | 9781338200188 | Published April 30, 2019

When 12-year-old Cooper Vega moves for the third time in five years, he receives a state-of-the-art smartphone to help him stay in touch with old friends. He's had phones before, but this one is buggy and unpredictable. When a boy named Roderick Northrop communicates with him through the phone, Cooper realizes that his phone isn't buggy at all; the thing is haunted!

With the Might of Angels: The Diary of Dawn Rae Johnson, Hadley, Virgina, 1954 by Andrea Davis Pinkney - African American Interest, Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Youth Fiction

Scholastic Inc. | 9781338530957 | Published April 30, 2019

Twelve-year-old Dawnie Rae Johnson's life turns upside down after the Supreme Court rules in favor of desegregation in the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education. Her parents decide that Dawnie will attend Prettyman Coburn, a previously all-white school --- but she'll be the only one of her friends to enroll in this new school. Not everyone in Dawnie's town of Hadley, Virginia, supports integration, though, and much of the community is outraged by the decision. As she starts school, Dawnie encounters the harsh realities of racism. But the backlash against her arrival at Prettyman Coburn is more than she's prepared for, and she begins to wonder if the hardship is worth it. Will Dawnie be able to hold on to the true meaning of justice and remain faithful to her own sense of integrity?