Stella’s Starliner by Rosemary Wells
(Mar. 25, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-
0763614959). Stella the fox loves the silver
trailer home where she lives with Mama
and Daddy, even if some weasels tease her
about it. Ages 4–8.
Soccer Star by Mina Javaherbin, illus.
by Renato Alarcão (Apr. 8, hardcover,
$16.99, ISBN 978-0763660567). A Brazilian boy dreams of being a soccer star and
his sister steps in to help his team win a
game. Ages 5–8.
Two Speckled Eggs by Jennifer K.
Mann (Apr. 22, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN
978-0763661687). A birthday party sets
the scene for a story of friendship and tolerance. Ages 5–8.
Weasels by Elys Dolan (Feb. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763671006).
The weasels’ dastardly plans for world
domination are foiled. Ages 5–8.
Poppy the Pirate Dog’s New Shipmate by Liz Kessler, illus. by Mike Phillips
(Apr. 22, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-
0763667511). Poppy navigates uncharted
waters when she’s called on to share her
treasure with a tiny new shipmate. Ages
Monkey and Elephant Go Gadding by
Carole Lexa Schaefer, illus. by Galia Bernstein (Mar. 25, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN
978-0763661281). Buddies Monkey and
Elephant meet old and new friends in this
ode to serendipity. Ages 5–9.
The Promise by Nicola Davies, illus. by
Laura Carlin (Mar. 11, hardcover, $16.99,
ISBN 978-0763666330) is an allegorical
tale of hope. Ages 5–9.
Pigsticks and Harold and the
Incredible Journey by Alex Milway
(May 27, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-
0763666156). The world’s most optimistic
pig and his nervous hamster sidekick set
out to find the Ends of the Earth. Ages 5–9.
The Cosmobiography of Sun Ra: The
Sound of Joy Is Enlightening by Chris
Raschka (May 13, hardcover, $15.99,
ISBN 978-0763658069) introduces jazz
great Sun Ra, marking the centennial of
the musician’s birth. Ages 6–9.
Firefly July and Other Very Short
Poems by Paul B. Janeczko, illus. by
Melissa Sweet (Mar. 11, hardcover, $16.99,
ISBN 978-0763648428) is a collection of
36 short poems that celebrate the four sea-
sons. Ages 6–9.
Jubilee!: One Man’s Big, Bold, and
Very, Very Loud Celebration of Peace
by Alicia Potter, illus. by Matt Tavares
(Apr. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-
0763658564). This picture book applauds
the man behind the 1869 National Peace
Jubilee, the largest and loudest concert the
world had ever known. Ages 7–10.
Miss Emily by Burleigh Muten, illus. by
Matt Phelan (Mar. 11, hardcover, $15.99,
ISBN 978-0763657345) is an adventure
starring poet Emily Dickinson, four young
friends, and a traveling circus. Ages 7–10.
The Lion Who Stole My Arm by
Nicola Davies, illus. by Annabel Wright
(Feb. 25, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-
0763666200). An African boy struggles
with the idea of hunting the lion who
mauled him. Ages 7–10.
Hooey Higgins and the Tremendous
Trousers by Steve Voake, illus. by Emma
Dodson (Apr. 22, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN
978-0763669232). Hooey Higgins and
friends try to invent trousers to keep them
safe from crocodiles and other threats. Ages
Lizzy Bennet’s Diary: Inspired by
Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice by
Marcia Williams (Apr. 22, hardcover,
$16.99, ISBN 978-0763670306). This
introduction to Austen’s novel, written in
a scrapbook-diary format, includes such
novelties as foldout notes from sisters and
suitors. Ages 8–12.
The Story of Buildings: From the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House and
Beyond by Patrick Dillon, illus. by Stephen Biesty (Mar. 11, hardcover, $19.99,
ISBN 978-0763669904) is an illustrated
narrative architectural history. Ages 9–12.
Three Bird Summer by Sara St.
Antoine (May 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN
978-0763665647). Adam and his new
friend, Alice, uncover a poignant family
mystery during a summer on the shores of
Three Bird Lake. Ages 10–up.
The Children of the King by Sonya
Hartnett (Mar. 25, hardcover, $16.99,
ISBN 978-0763667351). Cecily and
Jamie encounter mystery and adventure
when they are sent to live with their uncle
in the countryside during World War II.
There Will Be Bears by Ryan Gebhart
(Apr. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-
0763665210). Tyson is determined to
hunt an elk—even if it means sneaking his
grandfather out of a nursing home—in this
debut novel. Ages 10–up.
Boundaries: How the Mason-Dixon Line Settled a Family Feud and
Divided a Nation by Sally M. Walker
(Mar. 11, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-
0763656126) is replete with property
disputes, persecution, and ideological conflicts. Ages 10–up.
Caminar by Skila Brown (Mar. 25, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763665166). In
this debut novel set in 1981 Guatemala, a
boy must decide what it means to be a man
during a time of war. Ages 10–up.
The Chance You Won’t Return by
Annie Cardi (Apr. 22, hardcover, $16.99,
ISBN 978-0763662929). Amid the usual
high-school stresses, Alex worries about
her mother’s delusion that she is Amelia
Earhart. Ages 12–up.
Swim That Rock by John Rocco and
Jay Primiano, illus. by Rocco (Apr. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763669058). A
working-class teen fights to save his family’s diner after his father is lost in a fishing-boat accident. Ages 12–up.
The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf by
Ambelin Kwaymullina (Apr. 8, hardcover,
$17.99, ISBN 978-0763669881). In this
debut fantasy, 16-year-old Ashala and other
children with inexplicable abilities are seen
as a threat by the government. Ages 12–up.
Breakfast Served Anytime by Sarah
Combs (Apr. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN
978-0763667917) is a coming-of-age
debut set during one girl’s summer away
at “geek camp.” Ages 12–up.
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
(Mar. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-
0763665661). Walton’s first novel is a
fantastical generational saga starring a girl
born with wings. Ages 14–up.
Girls Like Us by Gail Giles (May
27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-
0763662677). Biddy and Quincy gradu-