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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

Hardcover

Katt vs. Dogg written by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein with illustrations by Anuki Lopez - Adventure, Animals , Children's 8-12, Pets, Prejudice , Racism

jimmy patterson | 9780316411561 | Published April 1, 2019

Oscar is a happy dogg, but he knows that snobby katts are good for nothing but chasing up trees. Molly is a clever katt who just knows she's destined for fame and fortune as an actress. She comes from a family of well-bred katts who despise drooly, disgusting doggs! For their whole lives, Oscar and Molly have been told that katts and dogs hate each other. When they each get hopelessly lost in the woods, those lifelong prejudices flare up when they cross paths. Slowly, they realize that the only way to survive and find their way home is to...work together?! Yeah, that's not going to happen!

Paperback

Knights vs. Dinosaurs by Matt Phelan - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Youth Fiction

Greenwillow Books | 9780062686244 | Published April 2, 2019

Renowned for their courage, their chivalry and their ability to fight mythical creatures, the Knights of the Round Table must face their most dangerous opponents yet --- DINOSAURS! Let me tell you a secret about the Knights of the Round Table: they don’t have much to do. The realm is at peace and dragons are few and far between. So Merlin decides to send the knights out on a real adventure to a world filled with the most terrible lizards of all: DINOSAURS!

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 3 The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan - Adventure, Children's 10-14, Fantasy, Fiction, Mythology

Disney-Hyperion | 9781368024440 | Published April 2, 2019

Magnus Chase, a once-homeless teen, is a resident of the Hotel Valhalla and one of Odin's chosen warriors. As the son of Frey, the god of summer, fertility, and health, Magnus isn't naturally inclined to fighting. But he has strong and steadfast friends, including Hearthstone the elf, Blitzen the dwarf, and Samirah the Valkyrie, and together they have achieved brave deeds, such as defeating Fenris Wolf and battling giants for Thor's hammer, Mjolnir. Now Magnus faces his most dangerous trial yet. His cousin, Annabeth, recruits her boyfriend, Percy Jackson, to give Magnus some pointers, but will his training be enough?

My Life as a Ninja (The My Life series) Written by Janet Tashjian with illustrations by Jake Tashjian - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship, Humor

Square Fish | 9781250294159 | Published April 2, 2019

Derek Fallon has expanded his taste in cartoons to the world of manga and anime. Together with his friends Carly, Matt, and Umberto, Derek has fun learning about all the cool aspects of ninja culture. When someone starts vandalizing their school with graffiti of a mischievous troll-like figure, these ninjas-in-training are convinced they'll be able to crack the case. But it turns out that being a ninja is a lot more work than they thought, and this adventure brings about new opportunities for Derek to embarrass himself.

Pax written by Sara Pennypacker with illustrations by Jon Klassen - Animals , Children's 8-12, Nature, Science

Balzer + Bray | 9780062377029 | Published April 2, 2019

Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued him as a kit. But one day, the unimaginable happens: Peter's dad enlists in the military and makes him return the fox to the wild. At his grandfather's house, 300 miles away from home, Peter knows he isn't where he should be --- with Pax. He strikes out on his own despite the encroaching war, spurred by love, loyalty and grief, to be reunited with his fox. Meanwhile Pax, steadfastly waiting for his boy, embarks on adventures and discoveries of his own. 

Stanley Will Probably Be Fine Written by Sally J. Pla and Illustrated by Steve Wolfhard - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Comic Books, Fiction, Humor, Superhero

HarperCollins | 9780062445803 | Published April 2, 2019

Nobody knows comics trivia like Stanley knows comics trivia. And after he faints during a safety assembly, Stanley takes his love of comics up a level by inventing his own imaginary superhero, named John Lockdown, to help him through. Help is what he needs, because Stanley’s entered Trivia Quest --- a giant comics-trivia treasure hunt --- to prove he can tackle his worries, score VIP passes to Comic Fest and win back his ex-best friend. Partnered with his fearless new neighbor Liberty, Stanley faces his most epic, overwhelming, challenging day ever.

Still a Work in Progress by Jo Knowles - Children's 10-14, Fiction

Candlewick | 9781536207378 | Published April 2, 2019

Noah is just trying to make it through seventh grade. The girls are confusing, the homework is boring and even his friends are starting to bug him. Not to mention that his older sister, Emma, has been acting strange, even though Noah thought she'd been doing better ever since the Thing They Don't Talk About. The only place he really feels at peace is in art class, with a block of clay in his hands. As it becomes clear through Emma's ever-stricter food rules and regulations that she's not really doing better at all, the normal seventh-grade year Noah was hoping for begins to seem pretty unattainable.

The Backward Season by Lauren Myracle - Children's, Children's 8-12, Family, Family Life, Fantasy, Fiction

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062342133 | Published April 2, 2019

Now that her sisters Natasha and Darya have had their turn, Ava Blok finally gets her Wishing Day. But after seeing the unintended consequences of the wishes her sisters made, she’s not sure what to wish for. The only thing she’s certain of is that it’s her job to set things right. Hopeful that she can put her broken family back together, and eager to prove her pessimistic older sisters wrong, Ava realizes that fixing the future means changing the past. Will the journey her wishes take her on end up costing her everything?
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship, Mental Health, Social Issues, Youth Fiction

Yearling | 9781524767600 | Published April 2, 2019

Lucy was struck by lightning and the zap gave her genius-level math skills, so she has been homeschooled. Now, at 12 years old, she's ready for college. She just has to pass 1 more test: middle school! Lucy's not sure what a girl who does calculus homework for fun can possibly learn in 7th grade. She has everything she needs at home, where nobody can make fun of her rigid routines or her superpowered brain. The equation of Lucy's life has already been solved. Unless there's been a miscalculation?

The Upstairs Room by Johanna Reiss - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Holocaust, Youth Fiction

HarperCollins | 9780062849809 | Published April 2, 2019

When the German army occupied Holland in 1940, Annie de Leeuw was only eight years old. Because she was Jewish, the occupation put her in grave danger. Most people thought the war wouldn’t last long, but Annie knew that if she wanted to stay alive, she would have to go into hiding. Fortunately, a Gentile family offered refuge to Annie and her older sister, Sini. For two years they hid in the cramped upstairs room of the Oostervelds’s remote farmhouse. There, Annie and Sini would struggle to hold onto hope --- separated from their family and confined to one tiny room --- as a frightful and seemingly endless war raged on outside their window.

They Lost Their Heads!: What Happened to Washington's Teeth, Einstein's Brain, and Other Famous Body Parts by Carlyn Beccia - Children's, Children's 10+, Children's Nonfiction, History

Bloomsbury Children's Books | 9780802737472 | Published April 2, 2019

From the kidnapping of Einstein's brain to the horrifying end of Louis XIV's heart, the mysteries surrounding some of history's most famous body parts range from medical to macabre. Carlyn Beccia explores the misadventures of noteworthy body parts through history and springboards to exploring STEM topics such as forensics, DNA testing, brain science, organ donation and cloning. The engaging tone, wonderfully creepy subject matter and delightfully detailed art are sure to capture even the most reluctant readers.

A Pup Called Trouble by Bobbie Pyron - Adventure, Animals , Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062685230 | Published April 9, 2019

Brimming with curiosity, Trouble can’t wait to explore the world beyond Singing Creek. So one morning the coyote pup stows away in the back of a truck and ends up lost in the heart of New York City. While Trouble misses his siblings, he quickly makes friends in Central Park’s Ramble: a prankster crow, a timid opossum and a poetic poodle. Before long, he goes from howling for home to wondering if he could make a life in the city forever. But when word gets out that a coyote is running wild on city streets, Trouble must choose between the risks of being caught and the dangers of a long journey home.

Around America to Win the Vote: Two Suffragists, a Kitten, and 10,000 Miles Written by Mara Rockliff with illustrations by Hadley Hooper

Candlewick | 9781536208368 | Published April 9, 2019

In April 1916, Nell Richardson and Alice Burke set out from New York City in a little yellow car. They took with them a teeny typewriter, a tiny sewing machine, a wee black kitten and a message for Americans all across the country: Votes for Women! The women’s suffrage movement was in full swing, and Nell and Alice would not let anything keep them from spreading the word. Braving blizzards, deserts and naysayers --- not to mention a whole lot of tires stuck in the mud --- the two courageous friends made their way through the cities and towns of America to further their cause.

Every Shiny Thing by Cordelia Jensen and Laurie Morrison - Children's, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction

Amulet Paperbacks | 9781419733772 | Published April 9, 2019

When Lauren’s parents send her brother to a therapeutic boarding school for teens on the autism spectrum and Sierra moves to a foster home in Lauren’s wealthy neighborhood, both girls are lost until they find a deep bond with each other. But when Lauren recruits Sierra to help with a Robin Hood scheme to raise money for autistic kids who don’t have her family’s resources, Sierra has a lot to lose. Lauren must learn that having good intentions isn’t all that matters when you battle injustice, and Sierra needs to realize that sometimes, the person you need to take care of is yourself.

Granted by John David Anderson - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction

Walden Pond Press | 9780062643872 | Published April 9, 2019

In a magical land called the Haven lives a young fairy named Ophelia Delphinium Fidgets. Ophela is no ordinary fairy --- she is a Granter: one of the select fairies whose job it is to venture out into the world and grant the wishes of unsuspecting humans every day. Today, however, is anything but typical. Because today, Ophelia is going to get her very first wish-granting assignment. And she’s about to discover that figuring out how to truly give someone what they want takes much more than a handful of fairy dust.

Lucy & Andy Neanderthal: Bad to the Bones (Lucy and Andy Neanderthal, Book 3) by Jeffrey Brown - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction

Yearling | 9780525643999 | Published April 9, 2019

Lucy and Andy have some extra space in the cave now the humans have moved out. But they do miss hanging with Sasha and Tommy. Luckily, their new friends live right around the ice block, close enough to form the first-ever explorer's club! Their first big discovery: dinosaur bones! Includes theories about how Neanderthals went extinct; a timeline covering the history of Earth, dinosaurs, Neanderthals and present day; museums, caves and paleontologists of note; and Neanderthal Fact vs. Fiction.

Matilda by Roald Dahl - Children's, Fiction, Humor, Youth Fiction

Puffin Books | 9781984836205 | Published April 9, 2019

Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a kid-hating terror of a headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back. It'll take a superhuman genius to give Miss Trunchbull what she deserves and Matilda may be just the one to do it!

President of the Whole Sixth Grade: Girl Code by Sherri Winston - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship, Juvenile Fiction

Little, Brown Books For Young Readers | 9780316505291 | Published April 9, 2019

When budding middle school journalist Brianna Justice learns that Yavonka Steele, rising star of the nightly news broadcast, is looking to mentor a student as part of a program at her school, she's thrilled! That is, until she's paired instead with a "boring" reporter from the community news desk. But when she's asked to interview students from a girls' coding program at Price Academy, an inner-city middle school, this suburban girl has no idea what to expect. Will Brianna learn to ignore stereotypes and embrace the world around her?
The Sky At Our Feet by Nadia Hashimi - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Social Issues, Youth Fiction

HarperCollins | 9780062421944 | Published April 9, 2019

Jason has just learned that his Afghan mother has been living illegally in the United States since his father was killed in Afghanistan. Although Jason was born in the US, it’s hard to feel American now when he’s terrified that his mother will be discovered --- and that they will be separated. When he sees his mother being escorted from her workplace by two officers, Jason feels completely alone. He boards a train with the hope of finding his aunt in New York City, but as soon as he arrives in Penn Station, the bustling city makes him wonder if he’s overestimated what he can do.

You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship

Greenwillow Books | 9780062414199 | Published April 9, 2019

Twelve-year-old Charlotte and 11-year-old Ben are separated by more than a thousand miles. Charlotte wants to be a geologist and keeps a rock collection in her room. Ben is obsessed with Harry Potter, presidential history and recycling. But the two have more in common than they think. They’re both highly gifted, they’re both experiencing family turmoil and they both sit alone at lunch. Over the course of a week, Charlotte and Ben, online friends connected only by a Scrabble game, will intersect in unexpected ways, as they struggle to navigate the turmoil of middle school.

Aim by Joyce Moyer Hostetter - Children's 9-12, Coming of Age, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship, Historical Fiction, Youth Fiction

Calkins Creek | 9781684372768 | Published April 16, 2019

As World War II threatens the United States in 1941, 14 year-old Junior Bledsoe fights his own battles at home. Junior struggles with school and with anger --- at his father, his insufferable granddaddy, his neighbors and himself --- as he desperately tries to understand himself and find his own aim in life. But he finds relief in escaping to the quiet of the nearby woods and tinkering with cars, something he learned from his Pop and a fatherly neighbor provides much-needed guidance.

Burning Magic (A Shadow Magic Novel) by Joshua Khan - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction

Disney-Hyperion | 9781368013796 | Published April 16, 2019

While investigating the murder, Lily learns shocking truths about her life that could destroy all she has achieved. Thorn and the magnificent bat, Hades, join the timid K'leef and the idiotic Gabriel Solar in a quest to find a phoenix. These fire birds are the key to saving the sultanate, but they nest within the Shardlands. The boys must defeat not only the monsters of that magical wilderness, but also rivals eager to claim the throne for themselves. Rivals that include a renegade from House Shadow...
Deep Water by Watt Key - Children's, Children's 10-14, Fiction, Suspense

Square Fish | 9781250294395 | Published April 16, 2019

After her father falls ill, 12-year-old Julie Sims must take over and lead two of his clients on a dive miles off the coast of Alabama. When the clients disregard Julie's instructions during the dive, she quickly realizes she's in over her head. And once she surfaces, things only get worse: One of the clients is in serious condition, and their dive boat has vanished --- along with Julie's father, the only person who knows their whereabouts. It's only a matter of time before they die of hypothermia, unless they become shark bait first. Though Julie may not like her clients, it's up to her to save them all.

Jolly Foul Play (A Wells & Wong Mystery) by Robin Stevens - Children's, Children's 10+, Fiction, Mystery, Thriller

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 9781481489102 | Published April 16, 2019

Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong have returned to Deepdean School for Girls for a new school term, but nothing is the same. There’s a new Head Girl, Elizabeth Hurst, and a team of Prefects. Then, after the fireworks display on Bonfire Night, Elizabeth is found --- murdered. Many girls at Deepdean had reason to hate Elizabeth, but who could have committed such foul play? And with their own friendship falling to pieces, will Daisy and Hazel be able to solve this mystery before suspicions tear the student body apart?
Miss Elliot's School for the Magically Minded by Sage Blackwood - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship, Magic

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062402646 | Published April 16, 2019

Chantel would much rather focus on her magic than on curtsying, which is why she often finds herself in trouble at Miss Ellicott’s School for Magical Maidens. But when Miss Ellicott mysteriously disappears along with all the other sorceresses in the city, Chantel’s behavior becomes the least of her problems.Without any magic protecting the city, it is up to Chantel and her friends to save the Kingdom.