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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.

January 2018

Hardcover

Winterhouse Written by Ben Guterson with illustrations by Chloe Bristol - Children's, Children's 9-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Urban Fantasy, Youth Fiction

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) | 9781250123886 | Published January 2, 2018

When orphan Elizabeth's malevolent aunt and uncle ship her off to the ominous Winterhouse Hotel, owned by the peculiar Norbridge Falls, she quickly discovers that Winterhouse has many charms, most notably its massive library. It’s not long before she locates a book of puzzles that unlocks a mystery involving Norbridge and his family. But the deeper she delves into the hotel’s secrets, the more Elizabeth starts to realize that she is somehow connected to Winterhouse.

Zap! by Martha Freeman - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Mystery, Thriller

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books | 9781534405578 | Published January 2, 2018

Luis Cardenal is toasting a Pop-Tart when a power outage strikes Hampton, New Jersey. Cold and in the dark, people begin to get desperate. No one seems to have answers, and rumors are flying. To get to the bottom of the mystery, Luis and his friend know they need to brave the abandoned houses of Luis’s poor neighborhood and find the homeless teen legend known as Computer Genius. In this electrifying mystery, two can-do sleuths embark on a high-tech urban adventure to answer an age-old question: Who turned out the lights?

All Three Stooges by Erica S. Perl - Children's, Children's 10-12, Fiction, Friendship

Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9780399551758 | Published January 9, 2018

Spoiler alert: This book is not about the Three Stooges. It's about Noah and Dash, two seventh graders who are best friends and comedy junkies. That is, they were best friends, until Dash's father died suddenly and Dash shut Noah out. Now Noah's confusion, frustration, and determination to get through to Dash are threatening to destroy more than just their friendship. But what choice does he have? As Noah sees it, sometimes you need to risk losing everything, even your sense of humor, to prove that gone doesn't have to mean "gone for good."
Facing Frederick: The Life of Frederick Douglass, a Monumental American Man by Tonya Bolden - African American Interest, Children's 10-14, Children's Nonfiction, History, Nonfiction, Prejudice , Racism, Social Issues

Abrams Books for Young Readers | 9781419725463 | Published January 9, 2018

Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) is best known for the telling of his own emancipation. But there is much more to Douglass’s story than his time spent enslaved and his famous autobiography. FACING FREDERICK captures the whole complicated, and at times perplexing, person that he was. Statesman, suffragist, writer and newspaperman, this book focuses on Douglass the man rather than the historical icon.

Hope in The Holler by Lisa Lewis-Tyre - Children's, Children's 10+, Coming of Age, Family, Family Life, Fiction

Nancy Paulsen Books | 9780399546310 | Published January 9, 2018

Right before Wavie's mother died, she gave Wavie a list of instructions to help her find her way in life, including this one: Be brave, Wavie B! You got as much right to a good life as anybody, so find it!  Now Wavie's back in the Holler --- and in the clutches of her Aunt Samantha Rose. Life with the devilish Samantha Rose and her revolting cousin Hoyt is no picnic, but there's real pleasure in sleeping in her own mother's old bed, and making friends with the funny, easygoing kids her aunt calls the "neighborhood-no-accounts." With their help, Wavie just might be able to prevent her aunt from becoming her legal guardian, and find her courage and place in the world.

Magic, Madness, and Mischief by Kelly McCullough - Children's, Children's 10-14, Fantasy, Fiction

Feiwel & Friends | 9781250107831 | Published January 9, 2018

Kalvan Monroe is worried. Either he’s going mad or he really did wake up with uncontrollable fire magic and accidentally summon a snarky talking fire hare. (Yes, that’s right, a hare. Made of fire. That talks.) He’s got to be going crazy, right? But if he’s not, then magic actually is real, and he’s got even more problems to worry about. Because Kalvan isn’t the only one with powers. The same fire magic that allows him to talk his way into and out of trouble burned too brightly in his mother, damaging her mind and leaving her vulnerable to the cold, manipulative spells of the Winter King. Can Kalvan gain control of his power in time to save his mother, or will their fires be snuffed out forever?

Spin the Golden Light Bulb by Jackie Yeager - Children's 9-12, Fiction, Friendship, Futuristic, Youth Fiction

Amberjack Publishing | 9781944995447 | Published January 9, 2018

It’s the year 2071 and 11-year-old Kia is determined to build her 67 inventions, but she won't have the opportunity to unless she earns a spot at PIPS, the Piedmont Inventor’s Prep School. After she and four of her classmates are selected to compete for a spot at PIPS, they travel by aero-bus to Camp Piedmont to solve a task against 49 other state teams to earn their place at the best inventor's school in the country.

The Beginning Woods by Malcolm McNeill - Children's, Children's 10+, Fantasy

Sky Pony Press | 9781510722903 | Published January 9, 2018

The Vanishings started without warning. People disappearing into thin air --- just piles of clothes left behind. Each day, thousands gone without a trace. Abandoned in a bookshop, Max has grown up haunted by memories of his parents. Only he can solve the mystery of the Vanishings. To find the answers, Max must leave this world and enter the Beginning Woods, a realm of magic and terror where stories are all too real. Greater than your dreams. Darker than your fears. Full of more wonder than you could ever desire. Welcome to the ineffable Beginning Woods. . . .

The Last Gargoyle by Paul Durham - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction

Crown Books for Young Readers | 9781524700201 | Published January 9, 2018

Penhallow is the last of his kind. The stone gargoyle --- he'd prefer you call him a grotesque --- fearlessly protects his Boston building from the spirits who haunt the night. But even he is outmatched when Hetty, his newest ward, nearly falls victim to the Boneless King, the ruler of the underworld. Then there's Viola, the mysterious girl who keeps turning up at the most unlikely times. In a world where nightmares come to life, Viola could be just the ally Penhallow needs. But can he trust her when every shadow hides another secret? Can he afford not to?

The Terrible Two Go Wild Written by Mac Barnett and Jory John with illustrations by Kevin Cornell - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Humor, Youth Fiction

Amulet Books | 9781419721854 | Published January 9, 2018

School’s out, and Miles and Niles are running wild in the woods outside town: climbing trees, exploring caves and, yes, pranking. But these leafy, lazy days of mischief darken when bully Josh Barkin and his cadets from a nearby kids’ boot camp discover the merrymakers --- and vow to destroy them. Are our heroes’ sharp minds any match for these hooligans’ hard fists?

The Uncanny Express (The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters Book 2) by Kara LaReau and Jen Hill - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Family Life, Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Youth Fiction

Amulet Books | 9781419725685 | Published January 9, 2018

Jaundice and Kale are settling back into a quiet life in Dullsville, just the way they like it...until Aunt Shallot shows up. She tells her nieces she is Magique, Queen of Magic, and she’s on her way to a big show and in need of two willing assistants. As Magique and the Bland sisters board the Uncanny Express, they meet a cast of mystifying characters. And when Magique goes missing, it’s up to Jaundice and Kale to solve the mystery --- with the help of detective Hugo Fromage.

Ellie, Engineer by Jackson Pearce - Children's 8-12, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship, Youth Fiction

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | 9781681195193 | Published January 16, 2018

Ellie is an engineer. Together with her best friend Kit, Ellie can make anything. As Kit's birthday nears, the girls overhear Kit's mom talking about her present --- a dog! Ellie plans to make an amazing doghouse, but her plans grow so elaborate that she has to enlist help from the neighbor boys and crafty girls, even though the two groups don't get along. Will Ellie be able to pull off her biggest project yet, all while keeping a secret from Kit?

Hilo Book 4: Waking The Monsters by Judd Winick - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Science Fiction

Random House Books for Young Readers | 9781524714932 | Published January 16, 2018

DJ and Gina are totally ordinary kids. But Hilo isn't! Has Hilo finally met his match? Not if D.J. and Gina can help it! ALERT! ALERT! ALERT! Mega Robot Monsters are suddenly waking up all over and they're too big and too strong for Hilo to fight on his own! Luckily, he doesn't have to! He has GINA and some brand new super powers on his side! Being heroes can be super fun-but it can also be SUPER dangerous! And the closer Hilo and Gina get to saving their world from the monsters --- the closer Hilo gets to the dark secret of his past. Does he really want to know? Do we?

Roses and Radicals: The Epic Story of How American Women Won the Right To Vote by Susan Zimet and Todd Hasak-Lowy - Children's, Children's 10+, Children's Nonfiction, History, Human Rights, Inspirational, Women's History, Women’s Issues, World History

Viking Books for Young Readers | 9780451477545 | Published January 16, 2018

The United States of America is almost 250 years old, but American women won the right to vote less than a hundred years ago. And when the controversial nineteenth amendment to the U.S. Constitution-the one granting suffrage to women-was finally ratified in 1920, it passed by a mere one-vote margin. The story of women's suffrage is epic, frustrating and as complex as the women who fought for it. Illustrated with portraits, period cartoons and other images, ROSES AND RADICALS celebrates this captivating yet overlooked piece of American history and the women who made it happen.

Spy Toys Written by Mark Powers and illustrated by Tim Wesson - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship, Humor, Mystery, Youth Fiction

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | 9781681196657 | Published January 16, 2018

Dan is a "Snugliffic Cuddlestar" bear --- he should be perfect for hugging. But because of a malfunctioning chip, Dan is so strong he could crush a car. Thrown into the rejects pile, he meets Arabella, a "Loadsasmiles Sunshine" doll, who has a very short temper. Soon Dan, Arabella and Flax (a custom-made police robot rabbit) are recruited by the head of the toy world exactly for what makes them unfit. And their first mission is a doozy: to protect a senator's eight-year-old son from being kidnapped.

A Problematic Paradox by Eliot Sappingfield - Children's, Children's 10+, Fiction, Science Fiction

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers | 9781524738457 | Published January 23, 2018

Nikola Kross has given up on living in harmony with classmates and exasperated teachers: she prefers dabbling in experimental chemistry to fitting in. But when her life is axially inverted by a gang of extraterrestrials who kidnap her dad and attempt to recruit her into their service, she discovers he's been keeping a world of secrets from her --- including the school for geniuses where she's sent for refuge. But the most puzzling paradox of all is Nikola herself, who has certain abilities that no one understands --- abilities that put her whole school in greater danger than she could have imagined.

Dolphins: Voices in the Ocean by Susan Casey - Children's, Children's 10+, Nature, Nonfiction

Delacorte Books for Young Readers | 9781524700850 | Published January 23, 2018

Inspired by an encounter with a pod of spinner dolphins off the coast of Maui, author Susan Casey embarked on a two-year global adventure to study these remarkable beings. Casey details the extraordinary connection between dolphins and humans, including shared characteristics such as capacity for emotion, playfulness, sociability and intelligence, the sophisticated navigation ability innate in dolphins, and the dangers they face from people who aim to profit by putting them in captivity or far worse. 

Hamster Princess: Whiskerella by Ursula Vernon - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Youth Fiction

Dial Books | 9780399186554 | Published January 23, 2018

Princess Harriet Hamsterbone is not the kind of princess who enjoys fancy dresses or parties. Cliff-diving, fractions and swords are more her thing. So when she's forced to attend a boring ball in honor of an ambassador, Harriet is not thrilled --- until a beautiful stranger arrives. Who is she? And where did she come from? The mystery leads to a not-so-wicked stepsister and a fairy's spell that's really more of a curse. Luckily, Harriet knows a thing or two about curses...

My So-Called Superpowers Written by Heather Nuhfer and illustrated by Simini Blocker - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship, Superhero , Youth Fiction

Imprint | 9781250138606 | Published January 23, 2018

Veronica wants to fit in with the cool kids, but they barely know she exists. Then she wishes for something to fix her nobody status and wakes up with “stupidpowers.” Suddenly, her strongest emotions come to life for the whole school to see. She belches fire when she’s angry, clouds rain on her when she’s sad, and cutesy hearts pop up around her crush. Did she inherit these powers from her mom, who left long ago? And is that teacher at school really  a teacher or is she part of a secret government agency?

Spy on History: Victor Dowd and the World War II Ghost Army Written by Enigma Alberti and Illustrated by Scott Wegener - Children's 8-12, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery

Workman Publishing Company | 9780761193265 | Published January 23, 2018

Your mission: Find Victor Dowd’s missing sketchbook. And discover one of the most unusual stories of World War II. And meet Victor Dowd, a real-life sergeant who with his fellow Ghost Army troops fought his way from Normandy, through France and eventually across the Rhine. Using spycraft materials included in a sealed envelope, readers will discover and unravel the clues embedded in the book’s text and illustrations and uncover the mystery of Victor Dowd’s missing sketchbook.

The Royal Rabbits of London Written by Santa Montefiore and Simon Sebag Montefiore, Illustrated by Kate Hindley - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction

Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing | 9781471157882 | Published January 23, 2018

Shylo has always been the runt of the litter, the weakest and quietest of all of his family. His siblings spend their days making fun of him for not being like the rest of them. But when Shylo stumbles across a band of ratzis and overhears their evil plan to take a photo of the Queen in her nightie, it’s up to this unlikely hero to travel to London and inform the Royal Rabbits of London about the diabolical plot! But can a rabbit as feeble and shy as Shylo convince them that Queen is in danger?

The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Mystery, Youth Fiction

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062491435 | Published January 23, 2018

Mason Buttle is the biggest, sweatiest kid in his grade, but he can barely read or write because of his learning disabilities. Fifteen months ago, Mason’s best friend turned up dead in the Buttle family’s orchard and Mason was a lead suspect. As the investigation drags on, both Mason and his new friend, Calvin, are relentlessly bullied, so they create an underground club space for themselves. When Calvin goes missing, Mason finds himself in trouble again. He’s desperate to figure out what happened to Calvin, and eventually, Benny. But will anyone believe him?

A Warp In Time by Jude Watson - Children's, Children's 9-12, Fantasy, Fiction

Scholastic Inc. | 9781338187014 | Published January 30, 2018

The harrowing tale of survival and suspicion takes its most dramatic turn yet when Molly, Yoshi, and the rest discover that there are more than just monsters in the rift. There are other kids, too ...

Bad Princess: True Tales From Behind The Tiara by Kris Waldherr - Children's, Children's 9-12, History, Nonfiction

Scholastic Nonfiction | 9781338047981 | Published January 30, 2018

Welcome to BAD PRINCESS by Kris Waldherr, where you'll discover what really happens after "Happily Ever After." From the war-torn Dark Ages of Medieval Europe to America's Gilded Age, and all the way up to Kate Middleton, BAD PRINCESS explores more than 30 true princess stories, going beyond the glitz and glamour to find out what life was really like for young royals throughout history. A mix of royal biography, pop culture, art, style and pure fun, BAD PRINCESS is a whip-smart, tongue-in-cheek spin on the traditional princess narrative, proving that it takes more than a pretty crown to be a great leader.

Dark Wyng (The Erth Dragons #2) by Chris d'Lacey - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction

Scholastic Press | 9780545900577 | Published January 30, 2018

The dragon Wearle is in turmoil: A human boy named Ren has bonded with a pair of baby dragons, and their connection has given him shocking and extraordinary new powers. Though some of the dragons suspect he is plotting against the Wearle, his dragon allies will do anything to save him. Meanwhile, after the devastating war with the dragons, the humans, or Kaal, have accepted the leadership of a mysterious stranger. Though the dragons and the Kaal are dead set against each other, both will face down an ancient power stronger than any of them can imagine.