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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.

February 2019

Paperback

From an Idea to Disney: How Imagination Built a World of Magic by Lowey Bundy Sichol - Biography, Business, Careers, Children's 10-12, Children's Nonfiction, Entertainment, Finances, Nonfiction, Performing Arts

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9781328453617 | Published February 12, 2019

Today, the Walt Disney Company is the biggest entertainment company in the world with theme parks, TV shows, movie studios, merchandise and the most recognizable cartoon character in the world, Mickey Mouse. But a long time ago, brothers Walt and Roy Disney started out with just an idea. Find out more about Disney’s history, the business and the brand in this illustrated nonfiction book!

Kiki and Jacques by Susan Ross - Children's, Friendship

Holiday House | 9780823441808 | Published February 12, 2019

But the arrival of Somali refugees shakes up nearly everything in Jacques's Maine town, including the soccer team. So Jacques is surprised to find himself becoming friends with Kiki, a cheerful and strong-minded Somali immigrant. Despite their many differences they are able to help one another triumph over problems with friends, family and growing up.

Out of Left Field by Ellen Klages - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Sports, Youth Fiction

Puffin Books | 9780425288603 | Published February 12, 2019

Every boy in the neighborhood knows Katy is their best pitcher. But when she tries out for Little League, it's a whole different story. Girls are not eligible, period. Inspired by what she's learning about civil rights in school, she sets out to prove that she's not the only girl who plays baseball. With the help of friendly librarians and some tenacious research skills, Katy discovers the forgotten history of female ball players. Why does no one know about them? Where are they now? And how can one 10-year-old change people’s minds about what girls can do?

The Ambrose Deception by Emily Ecton - Children's, Children's 9-12, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Mystery

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484790052 | Published February 12, 2019

Melissa is a nobody. Wilf is a slacker. Bondi is a show-off. To everyone's surprise, they are the three students chosen to compete for a ten thousand-dollar scholarship, solving clues that lead them to various locations around Chicago. At first the three contestants work independently, but it doesn't take long before each begins to wonder whether the competition is a sham. It's only by secretly joining forces and using their unique talents that the trio is able to uncover the truth behind the Ambrose Deception --- a truth that involves a lot more than just a scholarship.

The Carnival of Wishes & Dreams by Jenny Lundquist - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship, Social Issues

Aladdin | 9781534416918 | Published February 12, 2019

Ever since the Cohen factory burned down a few years ago, jobs are scarce and unemployment is high in Clarkville. But each year for one night the Carnival of Wishes and Dreams comes to town. And for three girls who each receive notes asking them to meet the anonymous sender at midnight at the Ferris Wheel, it’s an evening that promises to be truly magical. 

The Midnight Gang Written by David Walliams and Illustrated by Tony Ross - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction

HarperCollins | 9780062561077 | Published February 12, 2019

Tom lands in the hospital with a nasty bump on the head after a gym class accident. And things only get worse when he meets the hospital staff, including the wicked matron of the children’s ward.. But luckily, Tom’s time in the hospital will be anything but boring when he discovers that his fellow patients turn the awful ward into the most wondrous world after lights out.

Too Many Toppings! (Sprinkle Sundays) by Coco Simon - Children's 8-12, Contemporary Fiction, Family Life, Fiction, Food, Friendship

Simon Spotlight | 9781534436503 | Published February 12, 2019

Sierra learns to balance all of her responsibilities in this sixth delicious book in the Sprinkle Sundays series from the author of the Cupcake Diaries series! Sierra thinks she has everything under control --- she loves staying busy. But between working in the ice cream shop, after-school sports, and now being asked to be the lead singer in a band --- has Sierra taken on more than she can handle? What’s a girl who wants to have it all to do?

Transportation by Gail Gibbons - Children's Nonfiction, Science

Holiday House | 9780823441884 | Published February 12, 2019

From cars and trains to plains and boats, people all around the world have developed diverse means and methods of travel. In this fascinating exploration of transportation, Gail Gibbons employs her signature, colorful artwork and accessible text to explain transportation choices to young readers. Vehicles of many kinds are clearly detailed, as are transportation-related facts and concepts such as carpooling and commuting. For young readers on the go, this book is a must-have!

Trudy's Big Swim: How Gertrude Ederle Swam the English Channel and Took the World by Storm Written by Sue Macy with illustrations by Matt Collins - Biography, Children's Nonfiction, Sports, Women's History

Holiday House | 9780823441891 | Published February 12, 2019

On the morning of August 6, 1926, Gertrude Ederle stood in her bathing suit on the beach at Cape Gris-Nez, France, and faced the churning waves of the English Channel. Twenty-one miles across the perilous waterway, the English coastline beckoned. Lyrical text, stunning illustrations and fascinating back matter put the reader right alongside Ederle in her bid to be the first woman to swim the Channel --- and contextualizes her record-smashing victory as a defining moment in sports history. Time line, bibliography, source notes.

When Spring Comes Written by Kevin Henkes with illustrations by Laura Dronzek - Children's 4-8, Nature, Science

Greenwillow Books | 9780062741677 | Published February 12, 2019

The award-winning, bestselling husband-and-wife team of Kevin Henkes and Laura Dronzek collaborate for the first time since their acclaimed picture book BIRDS. Before spring comes, the trees are dark sticks, the grass is brown and the ground is covered in snow. But if you wait, leaves unfurl and flowers blossom, the grass turns green and the mounds of snow shrink and shrink. Spring brings baby birds, sprouting seeds, rain, mud and puddles. You can feel it and smell it and hear it --- and you can read it!

Legends of the Lost Causes by Brad McLelland and Louis Sylvester - Adventure, Children's 10-14, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Western

Square Fish | 9781250294272 | Published February 19, 2019

This is Keech Blackwood’s new life after Bad Whiskey Nelson descends upon the Home for Lost Causes and burns it to the ground. With his home destroyed and his family lost, Keech will have to use the lessons he learned from Pa Abner to hunt down the powerful Char Stone. Luckily, he has the help of a ragtag team of orphans. Together, they’ll travel through treacherous forests, fight off the risen dead, and discover that they share mysterious bonds as they search for the legendary stone. Now it’s a race against the clock, because if Bad Whiskey finds the stone first…all is lost. 
The Disappearance by Franklin W. Dixon - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Mystery, Mythology

Aladdin | 9781534414891 | Published February 19, 2019

The Hardy brothers and Frank’s new girlfriend, Jones, are attending a local comic book convention on the shore. They meet up with Jones’s friend Harper, a fellow comics super fan, on the boardwalk outside the convention. Jones realizes she switched phones with Harper by accident and she is getting some really scary texts. When they show up at the apartment the next day, they find it totally destroyed and Harper is missing. Frank and Joe start digging into their new friend’s life, hoping to find out where she might have gone, but the more they find out about her, the more mysterious she becomes.

The Mesmerist by Ronald L. Smith - Children's 10-12, Family, Fiction, Horror, Paranormal

Clarion Books | 9781328498007 | Published February 19, 2019

Thirteen-year-old Jessamine Grace and her mother make a living as sham spiritualists—until they discover that Jess is a mesmerist and that she really can talk to the dead. Soon she is plunged into the dark world of Victorian London’s supernatural underbelly and learns that the city is under attack by ghouls, monsters and spirit summoners. As shy, proper Jess transforms into a brave warrior, she uncovers terrifying truths about the hidden battle between good and evil, about her family and about herself. 

The Unicorn Quest by Kamilla Benko - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction

Bloomsbury Children's Books | 9781681199832 | Published February 19, 2019

Claire Martinson still worries about her older sister Sophie, who battled a mysterious illness last year. But things are back to normal as they move into Windermere Manor...until the sisters climb a strange ladder in a fireplace and enter the magical land of Arden. There, they find a world in turmoil. The four guilds of magic no longer trust each other, the beloved unicorns have disappeared, and terrible wraiths roam freely. Scared, the girls return home. But when Sophie vanishes in the night, it will take all of Claire's courage to climb back up the ladder, find her sister and uncover the unicorns' greatest secret.

Bat and the Waiting Game Written by Elana K. Arnold and Illustrated by Charles Santoso - Children's, Children's 6-10, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship

Walden Pond Press | 9780062445865 | Published February 26, 2019

For Bixby Alexander Tam (nicknamed Bat), life is pretty great. He’s the caretaker of the best baby skunk in the world --- even Janie, his older sister, is warming up to Thor. When Janie gets a part in the school play and can’t watch Bat after school, it means some pretty big changes. Someone else has to take care of the skunk kit in the afternoons, Janie is having sleepovers with her new friends and Bat wants everything to go back to normal. He just has to make it to the night of Janie’s performance...
Disenchanted: The Trials of Cinderella (Tyme #2) by Megan Morrison - Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic

Arthur A. Levine Books | 9780545642729 | Published February 26, 2019

Ella Coach has one wish: revolution. Her mother died working in a sweatshop, and Ella wants every laborer in the Blue Kingdom to receive fairer treatment. But to make that happen, she'll need some high-level support...

Elementals: Ice Wolves by Amie Kaufman by Amie Kaufman - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction

HarperCollins | 9780062457998 | Published February 26, 2019

Everyone in Vallen knows that ice wolves and scorch dragons are sworn enemies who live deeply separate lives. So when twelve-year-old orphan Anders takes one elemental form and his twin sister, Rayna, takes another, he wonders whether they are even related.  She’s nothing like the dragons who claimed her as one of their own and stole her away. In order to rescue her, Anders must enlist at the foreboding Ulfar Academy, a school for young wolves that values loyalty to the pack above all else. But for Anders, loyalty is more complicated than obedience, and friendship is the most powerful shapeshifting force of all.
It's Alive! It's Alive! (Goosebumps SlappyWorld #7) by R. L. Stine - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction

Scholastic Paperbacks | 9781338223033 | Published February 26, 2019

Livvy and Jayden are the stars of their school's robotics team. Livvy is especially enthusiastic because her own mother experiments with Artificial Intelligence. To impress her mom, Livvy and Jayden build a robot. Livvy wants to name their robot "Francine," but Jayden thinks that's too silly for their creation. Desperate to win, Livvy and Jayden "borrow" an Artificial Intelligence module. They soon realize they've made a terrible mistake. Francine has too much brain power. She's alive! And using this newly gained brain power to dream up a deadly contest!

Riders of the Realm #1: Across the Dark Water by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez - Fantasy, Fiction

HarperCollins | 9780062415400 | Published February 26, 2019

Rahkki is a stable groom for the Riders in the Sandwen army, taking care of his brother’s winged stallion. But when a herd of wild steeds flies over their village, Rahkki and his clanmates are stunned. Meanwhile, a small herd of pegasi have journeyed across a treacherous ocean to settle in a new, and free, land. Led by Echofrost and Hazelwind, the Storm Herd steeds are unaware of the Sandwens. But when the unthinkable happens, Echofrost and the rest of Storm Herd will have to come to trust the Sandwens, or both may not survive.
The Boy from Tomorrow by Camille DeAngelis - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Supernatural Fiction, Youth Fiction

Amberjack Publishing | 9781948705202 | Published February 26, 2019

Josie and Alec both live at 444 Sparrow Street. They sleep in the same room, but they’ve never laid eyes on each other. They are 12 years old and a hundred years apart. The children meet through a hand-painted talking board --- Josie in 1915, Alec in 2015 --- and form a friendship across the century that separates them. But a chain of events leave Josie and her little sister Cass trapped in the house and afraid for their safety, and Alec must find out what’s going to happen to them. Can he help them change their future when it’s already past?

Thief Strikes!: A Branches Book (Hilde Cracks the Case #6) by Hilde Kate Lysiak, Matthew Lysiak, and Joanne Lew-Vriethoff - Adventure, Children's 6-9, Fiction, Mystery

Scholastic Inc. | 9781338283914 | Published February 26, 2019

Real-life crime reporter Hilde Lysiak is starring in her very own early chapter book series --- inspired by real news stories she has written! In this sixth book, tomato plants are stolen from a local garden! Hilde needs to catch the thief fast. But when she and her sister Izzy interview witnesses, they discover something strange: people all around town are getting sick! Can this real-life reporter get to the ROOT of these two mysteries? 

Trapped in a Video Game (Book 5): The Final Boss by Dustin Brady and Jesse Brady - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship, Technology

Andrews McMeel Publishing | 9781449495732 | Published February 26, 2019

Jesse and Eric have 10 minutes to save the world. In those 10 minutes, they’re supposed to dive into a massive video game universe, track down an all-powerful madman and stop his evil plan before it’s too late. Sound impossible? It’s super impossible. There will be fire-breathing pterodactyls, angry green giants and unicorns that shoot lasers out of their hooves. If Jesse and Eric are going to survive long enough to fight the final boss, they’ll need to rely on each other like never before. Do they have what it takes? The clock is ticking.

Waste of Space by Stuart Gibbs - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Science Fiction

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 9781481477802 | Published February 26, 2019

Moon Base Alpha was supposed to be an exciting place to live, but Dash didn’t expect for it to be this exciting. After solving a murder and rescuing the moon base commander, he just wants to have a calm, quiet thirteenth birthday. But of course multi-billionaire and total pain Lars Sjoburg ruins it --- by being poisoned. Now there’s a murderer loose on Moon Base Alpha again. And Dash is charged with finding out who it could have been. Everyone has a motive, and time is running out.