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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

Paperback

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.

Rules for Thieves by Alexandra Ott - Children's 8-12, Family, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship

Aladdin | 9781481472753 | Published June 5, 2018

Twelve-year-old Alli Rosco is smart, resourceful, and totally incapable of keeping her mouth shut. Some of these traits have served her well during her nine years in Azeland’s orphanage, and others have proved more troublesome...but now that she’s escaped to try her luck on the streets, she has bigger problems than extra chores to contend with. Surviving would be hard enough, but after a run-in with one of the city’s Protectors, she’s marked by a curse that’s slowly working its way to her heart. There is a cure, but the cost is astronomical --- and seems well out of her reach.

Supergirl: Being Super by Mariko Tamaki and Joelle Jones - Children's 10+, Children's 10-14, Comic Books, Fiction, Superhero , Young Adult 10+, Youth Fiction

DC Comics | 978-1401268947 | Published June 5, 2018

She's super-strong. She can fly. She crash-landed on Earth in a rocket ship. But for Kara Danvers, winning the next track meet, celebrating her 16th birthday and surviving her latest mega-zit are her top concerns. And with the help of her best friends and her kinda-infuriating-but-totally-loving adoptive parents, she just might be able to put her troubling dreams --- shattered glimpses of another world --- behind her. Until an earthquake shatters her small town of Midvale...and uncovers secrets about her past she thought would always stay buried.

The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship, Graphic Novel

Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9781524719388 | Published June 5, 2018

Welcome to a neighborhood of kids who transform ordinary boxes into colorful costumes, and their ordinary block into cardboard kingdom. This is the summer when sixteen kids encounter knights and rogues, robots and monsters --- and their own inner demons--on one last quest before school starts again. In the Cardboard Kingdom, you can be anything you want to be--imagine that!
The Frog Princess Returns (Tales of the Frog Princess) by E. D. Baker - Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Humor, Magic

Bloomsbury Children's Books | 9781681198156 | Published June 5, 2018

Two weeks after Emma's birthday, Prince Eadric --- having been turned from a frog into a human again --- is still in Greater Greensward. One day, a beautiful princess named Adara arrives at the castle in Greater Greensward for a visit, claiming to be Emma's distant cousin. But Adara has other motives that threaten Emma and Eadric's blossoming romance. Meanwhile, something is very wrong in Greater Greensward. Crops are dying, streams are drying up and large sections of trees in the enchanted forest are withering --- all because the Fairy Queen has disappeared.
The List by Patricia Forde - Children's, Children's 10-14, Coming of Age, Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction, Youth Fiction

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky | 9781492660859 | Published June 5, 2018

The city of Ark is the last safe place on Earth. To make sure humans are safe, everyone in Ark must speak List, a language of only 500 words. Everyone that is, except Letta. As apprentice to the Wordsmith, Letta can read all the words that have ever existed. One day her master disappears and the leaders of Ark tell Letta she must shorten List to fewer words. Then Letta meets a boy who somehow knows all the words that have been banned. Letta's faced with a dangerous choice: sit idly by and watch language slowly slip away or follow a stranger on a path to freedom...or banishment.

The Matchstick Castle by Keir Graff - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Friendship, Humor

Puffin Books | 9781101996232 | Published June 5, 2018

Boring lives up to its name until Brian and his cousin Nora have a fight, get lost, and discover a huge, wooden house in the forest. With balconies, turrets, and windows seemingly stuck on at random, it looks ready to fall over in the next stiff breeze. To the madcap, eccentric family that lives inside, it’s not just a home --- it’s a castle.

The School for Good and Evil #4: Quests for Glory by Soman Chainani - Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship

HarperCollins | 9780062658487 | Published June 5, 2018

Students at the School for Good and Evil thought they had found their final Ever After when they vanquished the malevolent School Master. Now, on their required fourth-year quests, the students face obstacles both dangerous and unpredictable, and the stakes are as high as ever. For their quests, Agatha and Tedros are trying to return Camelot to its former splendor as queen and king. For her quest, Dean Sophie seeks to mold Evil in her own image. When their classmates’ quests plunge into chaos, someone must lead the charge to save them...

The Silver Moon of Summer by Leila Howland - Family Life, Fiction, Friendship

HarperCollins | 9780062318763 | Published June 5, 2018

This summer, the town of Pruet is turning 300, and a huge celebration is planned. On their first night back east, the girls make a promise not to fight with each other, ensuring that this will be the best summer yet. It shouldn’t be too hard. Each sister, after all, has her own focus during the visit. 
Two Naomis by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich and Audrey Vernick - Children's 8-12, Family Life, Friendship

Balzer + Bray | 9780062414267 | Published June 5, 2018

A realistic contemporary story of two girls, both named Naomi, whose divorced parents begin to date. Other than their first names, Naomi Marie and Naomi Edith are sure they have nothing in common, and they wouldn’t mind keeping it that way. When Naomi Marie’s mom and Naomi Edith’s dad get serious about dating, each girl tries to cling to the life she knows and loves.

Cody and the Rules of Life by Tricia Springstubb and Eliza Wheeler - Children's 7-10, Fiction, Friendship

Candlewick | 9781536200546 | Published June 12, 2018

In Cody’s life, many things are hard to predict. Like why her older brother, Wyatt, is obsessed with his new bicycle called the Cobra, or why her best friend Pearl suddenly wants to trade favorite toys. Pearl says she will trust Cody with Arctic Fox because Cody is a trusty person. But Cody doesn’t want to give up her beloved Gremlin, and she regrets it as soon as she hands him over. When the Cobra goes missing, Cody has to decide for herself who is trusty and who is not. If only she had Gremlin to talk to! Surely Pearl wouldn’t mind if she secretly traded back...it’s not stealing if it belonged to you in the first place, right?

Keeper of Myths by Jasmine Richards - Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction

HarperCollins | 9780062010124 | Published June 12, 2018

Ever since Buzz and his friend Mary returned from their quest to save the Runes of Valhalla, Buzz has been wishing something more exciting would happen in his sleepy town of Crowmarsh. Buzz’s wish is about to come true. Strange people are arriving in Crowmarsh, and it turns out that these visitors aren’t people at all --- they’re mythological gods! They’ve come to kidnap Buzz’s best friend, Sam, whose newfound power makes him the key to granting the wishes of the gods.
Mango Delight Written by Fracaswell Hyman with illustrations by Frank Morrison - Children's 9-13, Fiction, Friendship

Sterling Children's Books | 9781454929628 | Published June 12, 2018

When seventh-grader Mango Delight Fuller accidentally breaks her BFF Brooklyn’s new cell phone, her life falls apart. She loses her friends and her spot on the track team, and even costs her father his job as a chef. But Brooklyn’s planned revenge --- sneakily signing up Mango to audition for the school musical --- backfires when Mango not only wins the lead role, but becomes a YouTube sensation and attracts the attention of the school’s queen bee, Hailey Jo. Hailey Jo is from a VERY wealthy family, and expects everyone to do her bidding. Soon Mango finds herself forced to make tough choices.

One Shadow on the Wall by Leah Henderson - Children's 8-12, Culture, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship

Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 9781481462969 | Published June 12, 2018

Eleven-year-old Mor was used to hearing his father’s voice, even if no one else could since his father’s death. It was comforting. It was also a reminder that Mor had made a promise to his father before he passed: keep your sisters safe. Keep the family together. But almost as soon as they are orphaned, that promise seems impossible to keep. With an aunt from the big city ready to separate him and his sisters as soon as she arrives, and a gang of boys from a nearby village wanting everything he has --- including his spirit --- Mor is tested in ways he never imagined.

The Door Before (100 Cupboards Prequel) by N. D. Wilson - Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction

Random House Books for Young Readers | 9780449816806 | Published June 12, 2018

Hyacinth Smith can see things that others miss, stop attack dogs from attacking and grow trees where no trees have grown before. But she’s never had a real home. When her father tells them they’ve inherited a house from their great-aunt, Hyacinth sees trouble brewing. Their great-aunt has been playing with forces beyond her control, using her lightning-tree forest to create doors to other worlds. When one door opens, two boys tumble through...

The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide by Chris Colfer - Children's 8-12, Coming of Age, Fairy Tale, Family, Fantasy, Fiction

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 978-0316355889 | Published June 12, 2018

In the highly anticipated conclusion to the Land of Stories series, Conner and Alex must brave the impossible. All of the Land of Stories fairy-tale characters --- heroes and villains --- are no longer confined within their world! Conner doesn't think the situation could get any worse. That is, until Alex goes missing! Conner and his friends will have to fight their biggest battle yet. But without Alex by his side, Conner doesn't know how he will win the war and keep everyone he loves safe. Can the twins restore order between the human and fairy-tale world?

Treasure Hunters: Danger Down the Nile by James Patterson - Children's, Fiction

jimmy patterson | 9780316515108 | Published June 12, 2018

The Kidd siblings have grown up diving down to shipwrecks and traveling the world, helping their famous parents recover everything from swords to gold doubloons from the bottom of the ocean. But after their parents disappear on the job, the kids are suddenly thrust into the biggest treasure hunt of their lives. They'll have to work together to defeat dangerous pirates and dodge the hot pursuit of an evil treasure hunting rival, all while following cryptic clues to unravel the mystery of what really happened to their parents --- and find out if they're still alive.

Learn more about the next book in the series here, TREASURE HUNTERS: Secrets of the Forbidden City, which comes out September 14th.

I Love You, Michael Collins by Lauren Baratz-Logsted - Children's 8-12, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Historical Fiction

Square Fish | 9781250158451 | Published June 19, 2018

It’s 1969 and the country is gearing up for what looks to be the most exciting moment in U.S. history: men landing on the moon. Ten-year-old Mamie’s class is given an assignment to write letters to the astronauts. All the girls write to Neil Armstrong ("So cute!") and all the boys write to Buzz Aldrin ("So cool!"). Only Mamie writes to Michael Collins, the astronaut who will come so close but never achieve everyone else's dream of walking on the moon, because he is the one who must stay with the ship.

Nate the Great and the Missing Birthday Snake Written by Andrew Sharmat and Marjorie Sharmat with illustrations by Marjorie Sharmat - Children's 6-9, Fiction, Friendship, Mystery

Yearling | 9781101934708 | Published June 19, 2018

Rosamond is having a birthday party for her cousin Lizzy! Nate the Great and his dog, Sludge, are invited. So are Lizzy’s four pet snakes. Nate believes that a good detective knows his limits. Nate does not want to go to a birthday party filled with dangerous, slimy guests. But when one of these “guests” goes missing, Nate and Sludge must face their fears to save the day!

The World's Greatest Chocolate-Covered Pork Chops by Ryan K. Sager - Children's 9-12, Fiction, Friendship, Humor

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484768181 | Published June 19, 2018

Twelve-year-old chef Zoey Kate's Fried Banana Fondue is delectable, her Maple Cinnamon Crab Fajitas are divine, and her Chocolate-Covered Pork Chops are to die for. Zoey is the best cook in town and she wants everyone to know it. She's on a mission to start her own restaurant, but quickly learns that the restaurant industry is competitive...and dangerous. There are people who see Zoey as a threat, and they'll use any means necessary to make sure that she fails.