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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.

March 2019

Paperback

Guts & Glory: The American Revolution by Ben Thompson - Children's 8-12, Children's Nonfiction, History, Nonfiction

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316312073 | Published March 12, 2019

From George Washington crossing the icy Delaware, to Molly Pitcher fearlessly firing her cannon, the people of the American Revolution were some of the bravest and most inspiring of all time. Jump into a riot in the streets of Boston, join the Culper Spy Ring as they steal secrets in the dead of night, and watch the signing of the Declaration of Independence in this accessible guide to the birth of the United States.
In the Zone (The Kicks) by Alex Morgan - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship, Sports

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 9781481481540 | Published March 12, 2019

Spring season continues and the Kicks are working their hardest to be champions. But Emma’s confidence takes a dive after tripping and letting a shot go into the goal. Embarrassed by the blunder, she’s not sure if she’s cut out to be a goalie. Devin tries to help Emma, but she’s dealing with uncertainties of her own. The cute new boy at school asks Jessi to go to the movies with him and some other friends, and she accepts, leaving Devin, Steven, and Cody behind. 
The 78-Story Treehouse Written by Andy Griffiths and Illustrated by Terry Denton - Children's, Children's 6-10, Fiction, Humor, Juvenile Fiction

Square Fish | 9781250104830 | Published March 12, 2019

Andy and Terry live in a 78-story treehouse. It has a drive-thru car wash, a courtroom with a robot judge called Edward Gavelhead, a scribbletorium, a combining machine, an ALL-BALL sports stadium, a high-security potato chip storage facility and an open-air movie theatre with a super-giant screen...which is a very useful thing to have now that Terry’s going to be a big-shot movie star! After Andy gets cut out of the movie, he and Terry have a big fight and decide they don’t want to be best friends anymore. But with a herd of sneaky spy cows out to steal all their story ideas, can Andy and Terry make up before it’s too late?
The Whydah: A Pirate Ship Feared, Wrecked and Found by Martin W. Sandler - History, Nonfiction, Young Adult 12+

Candlewick | 9781536206319 | Published March 12, 2019

For more than two hundred years, the wreck of the Whydah (and the riches that went down with it) eluded treasure seekers, until the ship was finally found in 1984 by marine archaeologists. The artifacts brought up from the ocean floor are priceless, both in value and in the picture they reveal of life in that much-mythologized era, changing much of what we know about pirates.

The Worst Class Trip Ever by Dave Barry - Youth Fiction

Disney-Hyperion | 9781368040594 | Published March 12, 2019

On a class trip to Washington, DC, Wyatt, his best friend, Matt, and a few kids from Culver Middle School find themselves in a heap of trouble --- not just with their teachers, who have long lost patience with them --- but from several mysterious men they first meet on their flight to the nation's capital. In a fast-paced adventure with the monuments as a backdrop, the kids try to stay out of danger and out of the doghouse while trying to save the president from attack --- or maybe not.

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler: Special Edition by E. L. Konigsburg - Children's, Children's 8-12, Classics, Fiction, Mystery, Youth Fiction

Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 9781534436459 | Published March 19, 2019

Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of running away…so she decided to run not from somewhere but to somewhere. That was how Claudia and her brother, Jamie, ended up living in the Metropolitan Museum of Art --- and right in the middle of a mystery that made headlines.

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side! by Tom Angleberger - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Science Fiction, Space Opera, Youth Fiction

Disney Lucasfilm Press | 9781368027526 | Published March 19, 2019

Acclaimed, New York Times best-selling author Tom Angleberger delivers a captivating retelling of STAR WARS: Return of the Jedi like you've never experienced before, infusing the iconic, classic tale of good versus evil with a unique perspective and narrative style that will speak directly to today's young readers while enhancing the Star Wars experience for core fans of the saga.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi? by Adam Gidwitz - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Science Fiction, Space Opera, Youth Fiction

Disney Lucasfilm Press | 9781368027533 | Published March 19, 2019

Acclaimed, New York Times best-selling author Adam Gidwitz delivers a captivating retelling of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back like you've never experienced before, infusing the iconic, classic tale of good versus evil with a unique perspective and narrative style that will speak directly to today's young readers while enhancing the Star Wars experience for core fans of the saga.

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Youth Fiction

Rick Riordan Presents | 9781368023566 | Published March 19, 2019

Aru Shah has a tendency to stretch the truth in order to fit in at school. One day, three schoolmates show up at Aru's home at the Museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture to catch her in a lie. They don't believe her claim that the museum's Lamp of Bharata is cursed, and they dare Aru to prove it. But lighting the lamp has dire consequences. She unwittingly frees the Sleeper, an ancient demon whose duty it is to awaken the God of Destruction. Her classmates and beloved mother are frozen in time, and it's up to Aru to save them. But how is one girl in Spider-Man pajamas supposed to do all that?

Big Nate: Payback Time! by Lincoln Peirce - Children's, Children's 7-11, Comic Books, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Humor, Youth Fiction

Andrews McMeel Publishing | 9781449497743 | Published March 19, 2019

Look out, Big Nate fans --- it’s payback time! In this brand-new collection of Big Nate comics, Nate develops a mysterious allergy to Mrs. Godfrey, wages epic snowball fights with Teddy and Francis and even takes a nervous newbie under his wing during detention. But after a disastrous run-in with Randy in the cafetorium, our hero faces a dreaded after-school showdown on the soccer field. Will Nate survive or get kicked around?

Charlie and Frog by Karen Kane - Children's, Children's 8-12, Family, Fiction, Friendship

Disney-Hyperion | 9781368006309 | Published March 19, 2019

Charlie's parents have left him (again). This time they are off to South Africa to help giant golden moles. And Charlie? He's been dumped with his TV-obsessed grandparents. Lonely and curious, Charlie heads into the village of Castle-on-the-Hudson, where a frightened old woman gives him a desperate message-in sign language. When she suddenly disappears, Charlie is determined to find answers. Together, Charlie and Frog set out to decipher a series of clues and uncover the truth behind the missing woman's mysterious message. 
Dumpling Days by Grace Lin - Children's, Fiction

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316531337 | Published March 19, 2019

Pacy’s family is Taiwanese-American, but she has lived all her life in New Hartford, New York. DUMPLING DAYS is about Pacy’s first trip to Taiwan to visit relatives and learn more about the country her parents once called home. Can she be an American when she doesn’t look like everyone else in her school? Can she be Taiwanese when she doesn’t even speak the language?

Rising Water: The Story of the Thai Cave Rescue by Marc Aronson - Children's, Children's 10-14, Children's Nonfiction, History, Nonfiction, Youth Fiction

Atheneum | 9781534452657 | Published March 19, 2019

On June 23, 2018, 12 members of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach were exploring the Tham Luang cave complex in northern Thailand when disaster struck. The boys and their coach were eventually rescued in an international operation that took three days. Award-winning author Marc Aronson brings us the backstory behind how this astounding rescue took place. From the brave Thai Navy SEAL who lost his life while placing oxygen tanks along the passageways of the cave, to the British divers that ultimately swam the boys to safety, to the bravery of the boys and their coach, RISING WATER is the breathtaking rescue that captivated the entire world.

Star Wars: A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy (Star Wars, Episode IV) by Alexandra Bracken - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Science Fiction, Space Opera, Youth Fiction

Disney Lucasfilm Press | 9781368027519 | Published March 19, 2019

The galaxy is at war. 
 
Although the Rebel Alliance has won a few battles against the Empire, hope is fading. The Empire is about to finish building the greatest weapon the galaxy has ever seen-the Death Star. The rebels' only chance to defeat it now lies in the unlikely hands of a princess, a scoundrel and a farm boy.... 
Team Players by Mike Lupica - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship, Sports

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 9781481410083 | Published March 19, 2019

Cassie Bennett is great at being in charge. So when Sarah Milligan, an autistic girl with unreal softball skills, joins Cassie’s team, Cassie’s sure she can help her fit in with the team. But before long it’s obvious that being around so many people is really hard for Sarah, and the more Cassie tries to reach out and involve her, the more Sarah pushes her away. Cassie Bennett never backs down from a challenge, but can she realize that maybe the challenge isn’t fixing a problem in someone else, but in herself? Or will her stubbornness lead her to lose more than just softball games?
The Heat is On (Next Best Junior Chef series, Episode 2) Written by Charise Mericle Harper and Illustrated by Aurélie Blard-Quintard - Children's, Children's 7-10, Cooking, Fiction

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9781328561398 | Published March 19, 2019

The competition heats up in episode two of this zesty series for fans of kids' cooking competitions!  With this episode's theme of family and tradition, from a diner challenge to a quinceañera to the farmer's market, the junior chefs will have to sauté their way through the chewiest challenges yet. They're the best in the nation, but can they handle the twists and turnovers week two has in store, on --- and off --- camera? Which junior chefs can stand the heat? And which one will need to get out of the kitchen?

The Winner Is...(Next Best Junior Chef) by Charise Mericle Harper - Children's, Children's 7-10, Education, Humor, Performing Arts

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9781328559029 | Published March 19, 2019

Two talented junior chefs have sliced and diced their way into the finale of Next Best Junior Chef. This week's theme: innovation. Which junior chef will rise to the top and earn the title of Next Best Junior Chef? And whose goose is cooked? Two contestants compete on- and off-camera, but only one will win the whole enchilada. This is a finale you won't want to miss! 

The Year of the Rat by Grace Lin - Children's, Children's 8-12, Family, Fiction, Youth Fiction

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316531344 | Published March 19, 2019

In this sequel to YEAR OF THE DOG, Pacy has another big year in store for her. The Year of the Dog was a very lucky year: she met her best friend Melody and discovered her true talents. However, the Year of the Rat brings big changes: Pacy must deal with Melody moving to California, find the courage to forge on with her dream of becoming a writer and illustrator and learn to face some of her own flaws. Pacy encounters prejudice, struggles with acceptance and must find the beauty in change.

Thisby Thestoop and the Black Mountain Written by Zac Gorman and Illustrated by Sam Bosma - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction

HarperCollins | 9780062495686 | Published March 19, 2019

In the absurd land of Nth, Thisby Thestoop can be found within the forlorn walls of Castle Grimstone, down the precarious steps of the Black Mountain dungeon, up to her nose in griffon toenails, gnoll spittle and troll meat. When the prince and princess arrive for a Royal Inspection, the much too good-looking Princess Iphigenia winds up lost in the tunnels of the dungeon --- without her guards, her staff or her younger twin brother --- and it’s up to Thisby to guide the princess safely past the hoards of minotaurs, wyverns, ghouls and who-knows-what-else that would love nothing more than to nosh the royal highness for dinner.

Force of Nature (Chasing Helicity, Book One) by Ginger Zee - Fiction, Nature

Disney-Hyperion | 9781368049641 | Published March 26, 2019

Helicity is well aware that her name is unusual --- kind of like Helicity herself. The word Helicity means to spin, and for as long as she can remember, Helicity has been fascinated by the weather. The weather is Helicity's escape from her own reality. One fateful day, Helicity and her horse head out on a long ride to take a break from life at home. Even with her vast experience with weather, Helicity is unprepared for the elements she faces. The choices Helicity makes before, during and after that storm will have a lasting effect on her family and her future.

American Pharoah: Triple Crown Champion by Shelley Fraser Mickle - Children's 8-12, Children's Nonfiction, Nonfiction

Aladdin | 9781481480710 | Published March 26, 2019

When American Pharoah won the American Triple Crown and the Breeders’ Cup Classic in 2015 he became the first horse to win the “Grand Slam” of American horse racing, by winning all four races. His story captured American’s imagination, and this inspired account will also feature the handlers who saw his promise: owner, Ahmed Zayat of Zayat Stables, trainer Bob Baffert, and jockey Victor Espinoza.

Andrew Jackson: The Making of America #2 by Teri Kanefield - Children's, Children's 10-14, Children's Nonfiction, History

Abrams Books for Young Readers | 9781419734212 | Published March 26, 2019

ANDREW JACKSON tells the story of one of our most controversial presidents. Determined to take down the wealthy, well-educated East Coast “elites,” he pledged to destroy the national bank --- which he believed was an engine of corruption serving the interest of bankers and industrialists.  A stanch nationalist, he sought to secure and expand the nation’s borders. Believing that “we the people” included white men only, he protected the practice of slavery, and opened new lands for white settlers by pushing the Native people westward.
Case Closed #1: Mystery in the Mansion by Lauren Magaziner - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship, Mystery

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062676283 | Published March 26, 2019

In this wildly entertaining and interactive adventure, YOU pick which suspects to interview, which questions to ask, and which clues to follow. You pick the path --- you crack the case! Carlos Serrano has never solved a mystery in his life. But when Carlos’s mom gets sick with a nasty flu on the morning of an investigation that could save her failing detective agency, Carlos takes on the case. He must uncover a mystery involving an eccentric local millionaire, anonymous death threats and a buried treasure. Can you help Carlos and his friends find the culprit and save Las Pistas Detective Agency?

Cilla Lee-Jenkins: This Book Is a Classic Written by Susan Tan and Illustrated by Dana Wulfekotte - Children's, Children's 8-12, Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Culture, Fiction

Square Fish | 9781250294357 | Published March 26, 2019

Priscilla “Cilla” Lee-Jenkins has just finished her (future) bestselling memoir, and now she’s ready to write a classic. This one promises to have everything: romance, adventure, and plenty of drama --- like Cilla’s struggles to “be more Chinese,” be the perfect flower girl at Aunt Eva’s wedding and learn how to share her best friend.
It's Me. (Catwad #1) by Jim Benton - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Humor

Graphix | 978-1338326024 | Published March 26, 2019

From New York Times bestselling author Jim Benton, meet Catwad! He's blue, he's a bit of a grouch, and his best friend is a dim-witted cat named Blurmp who can see the bright side of anything. From pizza and computers, to love and happiness, this crabby tabby has a funny take on just about everything, and he's not afraid to share it. This collection of short comic stories will make even the grumpiest of grouches crack up and is not to be missed!