Bunny family. Ages 4–8.
At the Same Moment, Around
the World by Clotilde Perrin (Mar.
11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-
1452122083). Readers travel east from
the Greenwich meridian, with each page
portraying an activity in one of 24 time
zones. Ages 5–8.
Jumping Jack by Germano Zullo, illus.
by Albertine (May 13, hardcover, $17.99,
ISBN 978-1452131528). The tale of
Jumping Jack, a champion show-jumping
horse whose partnership with his rider has
earned him international fame. Ages 5–8.
The Open Ocean by Bernadette Gervais
and Francesco Pittau (Apr. 8, hardcover,
$24.99, ISBN 978-1452127019) is a
lift-the-flap guessing game spotlighting
marine life. Ages 5–8.
PhotoPlay!: Doodle. Design. Draw.
by M.J. Bronstein (Mar. 4, paper, $12.99,
ISBN 978-1452123417). A series of
photos and story starters encourage readers
to fill in adventures. Ages 5–up.
I Didn’t Do My Homework Because...
by Benjamin Chaud and Davide Cali
(Mar. 4, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-
1452125510) showcases a long list of
elaborate excuses. Ages 6–9.
Lately Lily Sunny Yellow Suitcase:
Games, Activities, Stickers, and Fun
with the Travelling Girl! by Micah
Player (May 6, kit, $14.99, ISBN 978-
1452116709) includes a booklet with
travel tips, games, and doodle ideas. Ages
Upside Down in the Middle of
Nowhere by Julie T. Lamana (Apr.
8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-
1452124568). As Armani’s 10th birthday
approaches, so does Hurricane Katrina.
The Meaning of Maggie by Megan
Jean Sovern (May 6, hardcover, $16.99,
ISBN 978-1452110219). Maggie decides
to write a memoir of the past year of her
life, and it includes learning why her father
is in a wheelchair. Ages 8–12.
Tortilla Sun by Jennifer Cervantes (Apr.
1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1452131504).
Twelve-year-old Izzy discovers long-buried
secrets when she spends the summer in her
Nana’s remote New Mexico village. Ages
Always Emily by Michaela MacColl
(Apr. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-
1452111742) imagines young Brontë
sisters Emily and Charlotte as amateur
detectives as well as aspiring novelists.
The Falconer: Book 1 by Elizabeth
May (May 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN
978-1452114231) launches a YA fantasy
trilogy about a girl in 19th-century
Scotland who learns she is a Falconer, last
in a line of female warriors who protect
the world from the faery population. Ages
Going Over by Beth Kephart (Apr.
1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-
1452124575) is a romance set in the
divided city of 1983 Berlin. Ages 14–up.
You Are My Baby welcomes You Are
My Baby: Ocean (Mar. 25, board book,
$8.99, ISBN 978-1452126500) and You
Are My Baby: Garden (Mar. 25, board
book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1452126494)
by Lorena Siminovich, up to age 2.
Touch ThinkLearn adds Touch ThinkLearn:
Numbers (Apr. 15, board book, $14.99, ISBN
978-1452117249) and Touch ThinkLearn:
Shapes (Apr. 15, board book, $14.99, ISBN
978-1452117270) by Xavier Deneux, up
to age 2. And Finger Puppet Books
rolls along with Little Dog: Finger Puppet
Book (Mar. 4, novelty, $6.99, ISBN 978-
1452129150) and Little Sea Turtle: Finger
Puppet Book (Mar. 18, novelty, $6.99, ISBN
978-1452129136), up to age 2.
Jojo’s First Word Book by Xavier
Deneux (Mar. 25, board book, $16.99,
ISBN 978-2848019437) contains almost
200 objects to spot and name. Ages 1–4.
A Tree for All Seasons by Maryse
Guittet (Mar. 25, board book, $9.99, ISBN
978-2848019451) is a die-cut book with
flaps that showcases a tree throughout the
year. Ages 1–6.
Presto Change-O: A Book of Animal
Magic by Édouard Manceau (Mar. 25,
novelty, $16.99, ISBN 978-2848019444)
invites readers to manipulate the pages to
transform everyday objects into animals.
The Ultimate Book of Vehicles:
From Around the World by Anne-Sophie Baumann and Didier Balicevic
(Mar. 25, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-
2848019420). Readers can explore more
than 100 vehicles using flaps, popups,
pull-tabs, and rotating wheels. Ages 4–9.
CINCO PUNTOS PRESS
(Dist. by Consortium)
The Black Butterfly by Shirley Reva
Vernick (May 6, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN
978-1935955795; paper, $11.95, ISBN
978-1935955801). Penny finds some
ghosts, a boyfriend, and adventure during
winter vacation at the Black Butterfly inn.
Pig Park by Claudia Guadalupe
Martinez (July 8, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN
978-1935955764; paper, $9.95, ISBN
978-1935955771). Sixteen-year-old Masi
tries to save her family’s bakery, one of the
few surviving shops in her neighborhood.
(Dist. by Legato)
Again, Mommy! (May 13, board book,
$10.95, ISBN 978-1605371825) and
Higher, Daddy! (May 13, board book,
$10.95, ISBN 978-1605371818) by Mack
celebrate parent-child play. Ages 1–3.
Sarah on the Potty by Pauline Oud
(May 13, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-
1605371757). Sarah reaches an important
milestone. Ages 2–4.
Lullaby for Baby Bear by Parastou
Haghi (May 13, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN
978-1605371900) is a bedtime story. Ages
The Night Tiger by Guido Van
Genechten (May 13, hardcover, $15.95,
ISBN 978-1605371887). A child finds a
way to deal with the tigers (i.e. bad dreams)
that disturb his sleep. Ages 2–5.
Teachers and What They Do (May
13, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-
1605371801) and Chefs and What They
Do (May 13, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN
978-1605371795) by Liesbet Slegers offer
a look at these professions. Ages 2–5.