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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.

May 2019


Elizabeth and Zenobia: The Walls of Witheringe House Written by Jessica Miller and illustrated by Yelena Bryksenkova - Children's 9-13, Fiction, Friendship, Horror

Amulet Paperbacks | 9781419733789 | Published May 7, 2019

Abandoned by her mother and neglected by her scientist father, timid Elizabeth Murmur has only her fearless friend, Zenobia, for company. When Elizabeth’s father takes them to live in his family home, Witheringe House, Zenobia becomes obsessed with finding a ghost in the creepy old mansion and forces Elizabeth to hold séances and wander the rooms at night. With Zenobia’s constant pushing, Elizabeth investigates the history of the house and learns that it does hold a terrible secret: Her father’s younger sister disappeared from the grounds without a trace years ago.

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 | 9781547602674 | Published May 7, 2019

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.

Spirit Riding Free: The Adventure Begins by Suzanne Selfors - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Western

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316425063 | Published May 7, 2019

Twelve-year-old Lucky Prescott craves adventure, but as a young lady of society she’s only been allowed to experience adventure through books. That is, until one fateful day when Lucky, her father, and her aunt leave the city and travel to their new home out west --- the Wild West. SPIRIT RIDING FREE: The Adventure Begins is the story of a girl and a wild horse, equally out of place in a strange, new world, but equally fierce and brave. With each other to lean on, will these two free spirits be able to find their place in the West?
Don’t forget to tune-in to the new Netflix original series on May 5th!
Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions written by Chris Barton with illustrations by Don Tate - Biography, Children's 7-10, Nature, Science

Charlesbridge | 9781580892988 | Published May 7, 2019

A love for rockets, robots, inventions, and a mind for creativity began early in Lonnie Johnson’s life. Growing up in a house full of brothers and sisters, persistence and a passion for problem solving became the cornerstone for a career as an engineer and his work with NASA. But it is his invention of the Super Soaker water gun that has made his most memorable splash with kids and adults.

Bronze and Sunflower by Cao Wenxuan, Meilo So, and Helen Wang - Children's 9-12, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Historical Fiction

Candlewick | 9781536206371 | Published May 14, 2019

Sunflower is an only child, and when her father is sent to the rural Cadre School, she has to go with him. Her father is an established artist from the city and finds his new life of physical labor and endless meetings exhausting. Sunflower is lonely and longs to play with the local children in the village across the river. When her father tragically drowns, Sunflower is taken in by the poorest family in the village, a family with a son named Bronze. Until Sunflower joins his family, Bronze was an only child, too, and hasn’t spoken a word since he was traumatized by a terrible fire.

Lost in the Jungle: Jack and the Geniuses Book #3 Written by Bill Nye and Gregory Mone, Illustrated by Nicholas Iluzada - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Science Fiction

Amulet Paperbacks | 9781419734854 | Published May 14, 2019

Famed inventor Henry “Hank” Witherspoon has gone missing, and it’s up to Jack and his brilliant siblings, Ava and Matt, to find him. At Hank’s ransacked lab, the siblings discover clues to the project he’s been working on --- a new way to generate and store electricity, inspired by the electric eels of the Amazon. The kids travel deep into the Amazon jungle, following a series of clues Hank has left. Relying on genius, cunning and new technology, the kids overcome strange creatures, a raging river and some very clever foes to find their friend and protect his big idea. 
Martina & Chrissie: The Greatest Rivalry in the History of Sports Written by Phil Bildner with illustrations by Brett Helquist - Biography, Children's 7-10, Children's Nonfiction, Friendship, Women's History

Candlewick | 9781536205640 | Published May 14, 2019

Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert come from completely different places and play tennis in completely different ways. Chrissie is the all-American girl: practiced, poised, with perfect technique. Martina hails from Czechoslovakia, a Communist country, and her game is ruled by emotion. Everything about them is different, except one thing: they both want to be the best. But as their intense rivalry grows, something else begins to swing into place, and a friendship forms that will outlast all their tennis victories. 

The Rose Legacy by Jessica Day George - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction

Bloomsbury Children's Books | 9781681199900 | Published May 14, 2019

When orphaned Anthea Cross-Thornley receives a letter from a long-lost uncle, she wonders if she will finally find a true home. But she is shocked to learn that her uncle secretly breeds horses --- animals that have been forbidden in her kingdom for centuries. More alarming is Anthea's strange ability to sense the horses' thoughts and feelings, an ancient gift called The Way. Confused and terrified, Anthea is desperate to leave, but when her family and kingdom are put at risk, can she embrace The Way and the exciting future it might bring her?
The Stone Girl's Story by Sarah Beth Durst - Children's, Children's 10-12, Fantasy, Fiction

Clarion Books | 9781328603913 | Published May 14, 2019

Mayka and her stone family were brought to life by the stories etched into their bodies. Now time is eroding these vital marks, and Mayka must find a stonemason to recarve them. But the search is more complex than she had imagined, and Mayka uncovers a scheme endangering all stone creatures. Only someone who casts stories into stone can help --- but whom can Mayka trust? Where is the stonemason who will save them?

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 May 21, 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?