Snowden, who lives with his dad and
grandfather at their family-run umpire
school, must navigate the start of middle
school, his mother’s unwelcome reappearance in his life, and the possibility that a
student umpire might be a famous fallen
baseball player in disguise. Ages 10–14.
Cold Calls by Charles Benoit (Apr.
1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-
0544239500). A mysterious caller blackmails three high school students into bullying certain schoolmates. Ages 12–up.
Barbarian Lord by Matt Smith
(July 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-
0547859064) is a graphic novel that
blends elements of Norse mythology and
Icelandic sagas with magic. Ages 12–up.
Ida M. Tarbell: The Woman Who
Challenged Big Business—and Won!
by Emily Arnold McCully (July 8, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0547290928).
This biography of the pioneering investigative journalist is illustrated with archival
photographs and prints. Ages 12–up.
(Dist. by Ingram)
Grandmother Ptarmigan by Qaunaq
Mikkigak and Joanne Schwartz, illus. by
Qin Leng (Apr. 1, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN
978-1927095522) introduces traditional
Inuit stories. Up to age 3.
Skraelings: Clashes in the Old Arctic by Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley and Sean
Qitsualik-Tinsley (Apr. 1, paper, $10.95,
ISBN 978-1927095546). A historical
coming-of-age story featuring concepts of
ancient Inuit magic launches the Arctic
Moon Magick series. Ages 12–up.
The Hidden: A Compendium of Arctic Giants, Dwarves, Gnomes, Trolls,
Faeries, and Other Strange Beings from
Inuit Oral History by Neil Christopher,
illus. by Mike Austin (Apr. 1, hardcover,
$29.95, ISBN 978-1927095591). This
illustrated Inuit guide to the things that go
bump in the night includes shape-shifters,
ogresses, trolls, and demons of the Canadian Arctic. Ages 12–up.
Aglu Hunting: A Guide for Young
Hunters by William Flaherty and Mal-
colm Kempt (Apr. 1, paper, $10.95, ISBN
978-1927095454) explains the traditional
hunting practice that has sustained the
Inuit people for generations. Ages 12–up.
The Raven and the Loon by Rachel
Qitsualik-Tinsley and Sean Qitsualik-
Tinsley, illus. by Kim Smith (Apr. 1, hard-
cover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1927095508)
retells an Inuit myth. Ages 3–5.
The Blind Boy & the Loon by Ale-
thea Arnaquq-Baril (Apr. 1, hardcover,
$16.95, ISBN 978-1927095577). Based
on an award-winning animated short of
the same name, this is an origin tale about
the narwhal, an arctic whale known for its
distinctive spiral tusk. Ages 5–7.
Trip to the Moon by Vera Evic (Apr.
1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1927095409).
Three boys find an old oil drum on the
beach that inspires a magical trip to the
moon. Ages 5–7.
(Dist. by PGW)
Stella and the Hunt for the Jade
Egg: An Angry Birds Story Book
(Mar. 18, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-
1608873760). When the jade egg from
Matilda’s powerful necklace goes missing,
it’s up to Stella and Bubbles to rescue it.
Piggy Island Heroes: An Angry Birds
Junior Novel (Mar. 18, paper, $10.95,
ISBN 978-1608873777). This collection
of stories stars the porcine antagonists of
the Angry Birds. Ages 8–up.
How to Banish Fears by Catherine
Leblanc, illus. by Roland Garrigue, adds
How to Knock Out Nightmares (Apr. 15, hard-
cover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1608873425)
and How to Defeat Dragons (Apr. 15, hard-
cover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1608873418),
(Dist. by PGW)
The Littlest Giant: The Story of
Vamana by Joshua Greene, illus. by Emma
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