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Dog Diaries: Mission Impawsible

by James Patterson, Steven Butler & Richard Watson jimmy patterson (March 29, 2020)

Grab your sunglasses and slather on the sunscreen! In this laugh-out-loud adventure for kids and animal lovers everywhere, summer is here and Junior is getting his very own doggy vacation.

It's me, Junior, back...

When You Know What I Know

by Sonja K. Solter Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (March 23, 2020)

A sensitive, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful novel in verse about one girl's journey in the aftermath of abuse.

One day after school, on the couch in the basement, Tori's uncle did something bad. Afterward,...

Cuphead in Carnival Chaos

by Ron Bates Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (March 02, 2020)

Fans of the award-winning and visually stunning video game can see Cuphead, Mugman, and friends like never before in this original, illustrated middle-grade novel. Join them on their adventure as they make merry...

Black Brother, Black Brother

by Jewell Parker Rhodes Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (March 02, 2020)

From award-winning and bestselling author, Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a powerful coming-of-age story about two brothers, one who presents as white, the other as black, and the complex ways in which they are...

What If a Fish

by Anika Fajardo Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (August 11, 2020)

A whimsical and unflinchingly honest generational story of family and identity where hats turn into leeches, ghosts blow kisses from lemon trees, and the things you find at the end of your fishing line might...

The Unicorn Came to Dinner

by Lauren DeStefano & Gaia Cornwall Roaring Brook Press (August 10, 2020)

A sweet and charming picture book about fear, anxiety, and unicorns.

The unicorn smells nice, but she is very rude. She never waits for an invitation to come over--she walks right in and tracks heart-shaped...

I'm Not a Girl

by Maddox Lyons, Jessica Verdi & Dana Simpson Roaring Brook Press (August 03, 2020)

Based on a true transgender identity journey, the picture book I'm Not a Girl is an empowering story from writers Maddox Lyons and Jessica Verdi about a boy who is determined to be himself, illustrated by Dana...

A Dog-Friendly Town

by Josephine Cameron Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (August 03, 2020)

Josephine Cameron's A Dog-Friendly Town is a delightful middle-grade cozy caper sure to excite dog-lovers and gentle mystery readers alike!

Twelve-year-old Epic McDade isn't ready for middle school. He'd rather...

Three Squeezes

by Jason Pratt & Chris Sheban Roaring Brook Press (August 03, 2020)

When you could neither talk nor stand

life's hourglass still filled with sand,

I gently held your tiny hand

and gave it three soft squeezes.

When you awoke within the night

And cried from fear and called for light,...

The Forest of Stars

by Heather Kassner & Iz Ptica Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (August 03, 2020)

In this mysterious and mesmerizing fantasy novel, perfect for fans of Splendor and Glooms and Circus Mirandus, a windswept girl who can float among the stars searches for her long-lost father at a shadow-filled...

The Time of Green Magic

by Hilary McKay Margaret K. McElderry Books (July 28, 2020)

Four starred reviews!

“An instant classic.” --The New York Times Book Review

“Possibly the finest writer of our time.” --Elizabeth Wein, New York Times bestselling author of Code Name Verity

From award-winning...


by Jess Redman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (July 27, 2020)

Quintessence is an extraordinary story from Jess Redman about friendship, self-discovery, interconnectedness, and the inexplicable elements that make you you.

Find the Elements. Grow the Light. Save the Starling....

Rockin' Rockets

by Stephanie Calmenson, Joanna Cole & James Burks Aladdin (June 16, 2020)

From authors Stephanie Calmenson and Magic School Bus author Joanna Cole, comes the second story about the adventures of Allie and Amy, two friends who have a true-blue friendship in this silly, fun-to-read...

The Daring of Della Dupree

by Natasha Lowe Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (August 04, 2020)

Matilda meets The Penderwicks in this charming, magical story about a young witch who accidentally travels back in time--the fourth in the “effervescent” (Kirkus Reviews) Poppy Pendle series.

Della Dupree...

What's Growing in Mommy's Tummy?

by Rachel Qiuqi-Li Cameron Kids (May 11, 2020)

Is it a baby or a watermelon? A charming board book perfect for any curious toddler welcoming a new sibling


What's growing in Mommy's tummy? Every month it grows bigger, from the size of a poppy seed to...

How to Make Friends with the Sea

by Tanya Guerrero Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (March 30, 2020)

Tanya Guerrero's How to Make Friends with the Sea is a middle grade debut novel set in the Philippines about a young boy's challenges with anxiety while his mother fosters an orphaned child with a facial anomaly....

Center of Gravity

by Shaunta Grimes Feiwel & Friends (March 23, 2020)

In Shaunta Grimes' middle-grade novel Center of Gravity, a girl loses her mom, and her dad remarries quickly, so she must rebuild her life and friendships.

Tessa is an anxious person, but it's become worse since...

You Belong

by Rachel Platten & Marcin Piwowarski Feiwel & Friends (March 30, 2020)

A warm and loving message of welcome to newborn babies, You Belong--a picture book from singer-songwriter Rachel Platten and illustrator Marcin Piwowarski--will touch the hearts of everyone.

I'm patiently waiting...

Wild About Dads

by Diana Murray & Amber Alvarez Imprint (May 04, 2020)

See lions snuggle on the savanna and groundhogs play on the prairie in Diana Murray's Wild About Dads, a heartwarming picture book that celebrates dads of all kinds--featuring illustrations by Amber Alvarez!...

A Galaxy of Sea Stars

by Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (February 03, 2020)

A Galaxy of Sea Stars is Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo's second middle-grade novel--a heartwarming story about family, loyalty, and the hard choices we face in the name of friendship.

Sometimes, the truth isn't easy...

96 Miles

by J. L. Esplin Starscape (February 10, 2020)

"A suspense thriller, survival story, and a story of the love between brothers. You'll turn the pages and be surprised again and again."--Gary D. Schmidt, Newbery Honor Award-winning author of The Wednesday...

Brown Baby Lullaby

by Tameka Fryer Brown & A. G. Ford Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (January 13, 2020)

With Spanish words sprinkled throughout and featuring warm art by New York Times-bestselling and NAACP-Award-winning illustrator AG Ford, Tameka Fryer Brown's Brown Baby Lullaby is the perfect new baby or baby...

Papa Brings Me the World

by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (May 04, 2020)

Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw's Papa Brings Me the World is a poignant picture book that celebrates the bond between parent and child, and follows their long-distance trip around the world.

Most parents drive a car...

You Be Mommy

by Karla Clark & Zoe Persico Feiwel & Friends (March 30, 2020)

A tired mommy lets her daughter have a turn being the parent at bedtime in You Be Mommy, a humorously charming debut picture book from writer Karla Clark and illustrator Zoe Persico.

Mommy's too tired to be Mommy...

Emily of New Moon

by Lucy Maud Montgomery Start Publishing Llc (April 14, 2020)

After Emily Star’s father died, making her an orphan, Emily was shipped off to New Moon Farm, owned by her mother’s snobbish relatives. Convinced she will hate her new life, Emily reluctantly tries to get...

The Dream Weaver

by Reina Luz Alegre Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (June 23, 2020)

Twelve-year-old Zoey navigates the tricky waters of friendship while looking for a way to save her grandfather’s struggling business in this heartwarming, coming-of-age debut novel perfect for fans of Kristi...

The Seeking Serum

by Frank L. Cole & Michael Crouch Shadow Mountain (April 07, 2020)

In the final adventure in the thrilling Potion Masters trilogy, four young members of B.R.E.W., a secret society of elixirists responsible for most of the greatest inventions in history, will battle a covert...

The Girl and the Witch's Garden

by Erin Bowman Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (June 23, 2020)

“As enchanting as it is wise, the true magic of this secret garden story is in its unflinching, heart-wrenching exploration of grief, belonging, and inner strength. Once I stepped into the witch’s garden...

Family Recipe

by Coco Simon Simon Spotlight (May 05, 2020)

Molly learns the true meaning of family in the third delicious book in the Donut Dreams series from the author of the Cupcake Diaries and Sprinkle Sundays series!

Everything’s better with a donut.

Molly has...

Wrong Way Summer

by Heidi Lang Amulet Books (April 20, 2020)

A moving summer road-trip story for fans of Crenshaw and The Someday Birds


Claire used to love her dad's fantastical stories, especially tales about her absent mom--who could be off with the circus or stolen...

The Last Tree Town

by Beth Turley Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (May 05, 2020)

“A tender novel about how negotiating fine lines--between friendship and a crush, between sadness and something crueler--is part of the mixed bag that is growing up.” --Shelf Awareness

“A sensitive story...

Mindy Kim and the Lunar New Year Parade

by Lyla Lee & Dung Ho Aladdin (January 14, 2020)

Fresh Off the Boat meets Junie B. Jones in this second novel in an adorable new chapter book series about Mindy Kim, a young Asian American girl who is getting ready to celebrate Lunar New Year!

Mindy is excited...

Josie Bloom and the Emergency of Life

by Susan Hill Long Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (January 07, 2020)

“Entertaining and emotionally resonant.” --Kirkus Reviews

“Long nails the voice of a kid trying as hard as she can to tackle adult problems on her own when the well-meaning adults in her life fall short.”...


by Jo Cotterill Yellow Jacket (January 07, 2020)

Twelve-year-old Jelly hides her true self behind her humor and keeps her true thoughts and feelings locked away in a notebook. Can she find the courage to share who she really is?

Angelica (Jelly for short)...

The Wishing Star

by Emma Beswetherick Rock the Boat (April 02, 2020)

It’s the start of a new term and Katy can’t wait to have her two best friends over for a playdate.

Katy, Cassie and Zia find themselves transported into outer space when their rocket made out of recycled...

The Sky is Mine

by Amy Beashel Rock the Boat (February 06, 2020)

Izzy feels invisible. Trapped under the weight of expectation and censored by shame.

Her mum Steph and best friend Grace have always been there to save her. But with one under the control of her stepfather and...

The Great Upending

by Beth Kephart Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books (March 31, 2020)

When a troubled children’s book author moves to their farm, two kids with troubles of their own hatch a scheme to swipe the ending of the final book in a bestselling series to get a reward from the book’s...

Lion Needs a Haircut

by Hyewon Yum Abrams Books for Young Readers (May 04, 2020)

This relatable story from award-winning author-illustrator Hyewon Yum explores the universal fear of first haircuts with honesty, tenderness, and humor


Little lion needs a haircut. But he doesn't want one!...

The Only Black Girls in Town

by Brandy Colbert & Jeanette Illidge Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (March 10, 2020)

Award-winning YA author Brandy Colbert's debut middle-grade novel about the only two black girls in town who discover a collection of hidden journals revealing shocking secrets of the past. Beach-loving surfer...

Pinkalicious and the Pirates

by Victoria Kann & Clara Young HarperCollins (August 11, 2020)

Readers can watch Pinkalicious and Peterrific on the funtastic PBS Kids TV series Pinkalicious & Peterrific!

#1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Kann brings young readers a Pinkalicious I Can Read pirate...

Kamala and Maya's Big Idea

by Meena Harris Balzer + Bray (June 30, 2020)

"A must read for little girls around the world."

--Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts

"An inspiring tale."

--Stacey Abrams, Former Minority Leader, Georgia House of Representatives; Founder and Chair,...

Welcome to the Party

by Gabrielle Union HarperCollins (May 05, 2020)

Inspired by the eagerly awaited birth of her daughter, Kaavia James Union Wade, New York Times bestselling author and award-winning actress Gabrielle Union pens a festive and universal love letter from parents...

One Last Shot

by John David Anderson & Josh Hurley Walden Pond Press (May 05, 2020)

The beloved author of Ms. Bixby's Last Day and Posted returns with a humorous and heartwarming story of family, friendship, and miniature golf.

For as long as he can remember, Malcolm has never felt like he...

The One and Only Bob

by Katherine Applegate & Danny DeVito HarperCollins (May 05, 2020)

Return to the unforgettable world of the Newbery Medal-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling novel The One and Only Ivan (soon to be a major motion picture!) in this incredible sequel, starring Ivan's friend...

The Land of Roar

by Jenny McLachlan & Neil Gardner HarperCollins (June 30, 2020)

Everyone remembers their secret imaginary world...but what if you discovered that yours was real? 

When Arthur and Rose were little, they were the heroes of Roar, a magical world they invented where the wildest...

Summer and July

by Paul Mosier & Hope Newhouse HarperCollins (June 09, 2020)

From the critically acclaimed author of Train I Ride and Echo's Sister comes a moving story of friendship between two girls looking for some happiness in a world that can be a little cruel. Perfect for fans...


by Laura Martin, Tara Sands & Ramón de Ocampo HarperCollins (June 09, 2020)

From the critically acclaimed author of Float comes a new whirlwind adventure about a pair of kids who must break all the rules of time travel, perfect for fans of Gordon Korman and John David Anderson.


Brave Like That

by Lindsey Stoddard & Andrew Eiden HarperCollins (June 02, 2020)

Find yourself. Find your place. Find your brave.

This uplifting tale, which award-winning author Leslie Connor dubbed "a perfectly paced journey of the heart" is perfect for fans of Lisa Graff and Lynda Mullaly...

What Happens Next

by Claire Swinarski & Lisa Cordileone HarperCollins (May 19, 2020)

In this heartfelt and accessible middle grade novel perfect for fans of The Thing About Jellyfish, a young girl throws herself into solving a local mystery to keep from missing her older sister, who has been...

Summer at Meadow Wood

by Amy Rebecca Tan & Kelsey Navarro HarperCollins (May 19, 2020)

From the author of A Kind of Paradise comes a beautiful and heartfelt middle grade novel for fans of Ali Standish and Sally J. Pla, about a girl who finds comfort in the warm traditions and unexpected friendships...