$9.99, ISBN 978-1909428317). Squirrel,
Fox, Possum, Beaver, and Hare face the
creature that scares them. Ages 3–7.
So What! by Tracey Trussell, illus. by
Neil Price (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN
978-1909428195). Daisy deals with an
emotional bully on the playground. Ages
Landing on My Feet: The Adventures
of Poohka the Cat by Adelaide Godwin,
illus. by Alice Prior (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99,
ISBN 978-1909428232). Poohka must
find his way home after he’s swept up by
the garbage truck and dumped many miles
away. Ages 8–12.
Alonzo the Chicken is back in
Alonzo and the Meteorite by Debbie
Kelly, illus. by Monika Filipina Trzpil
(Mar. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-
1909428270), ages 6–9.
Wazdot? by Michael
Slack (July 29, hard-
cover, $16.99, ISBN 978-
1423183471). A space alien
uses his trusty decoder beam
to explore a very strange world:
Earth. Up to age 2.
I Love My Daddy by Giles
Andreae, illus. by Emma Dodd
(Apr. 22, board book, $6.99,
ISBN 978-1423199700) spotlights the special relationship between
father and child. Up to age 2.
Squid Kid the Magnificent by Lynne
Berry, illus. by Luke LaMarca (July 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423161196).
The title character performs the biggest,
best magical act on the seven seas—that
is, if his sister doesn’t steal the show. Ages
Number One Sam by Greg Pizzoli
(May 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-
1423171119). Sam loves racing cars, and
he loves being first—but what happens
when things don’t go his way? Ages 3–5.
Daddy’s Zigzagging Bedtime Story
by Alan Lawrence Sitomer, illus. by Abby
Carter (Apr. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN
978-1423184201) stars a truck-driving
princess, space aliens who burp fire, and
Kung Fu pigs. Ages 3–5.
Oliver and His Egg by Paul Schmid
(July 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-
1423175735). To Oliver, a rock can be
almost anything—even a dinosaur. Ages
Chengdu Could Not, Would Not, Fall
Asleep by Barney Saltzberg (Apr. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423167211).
A panda tosses and turns high in a tree till
he finds the perfect resting spot. Ages 3–5.
Dog Days of School by Kelly DiPuc-chio, illus. by Brian Biggs (June 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0786854936). A
boy who envies his dog’s simple life, with
no school, and no worries, makes a wish to
trade places. Ages 6–8.
The First Book of Ore: The
Foundry’s Edge by Benny Zelkowicz
and Cameron Baity, illus. by John Foster (Apr. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN
978-1423162278). In the debut of the
Mechanique series, Phoebe and her father,
an engineer for global metal giant The
Foundry, are abducted to a strange world
of living metal. Ages 8–12.
Cupcake Cousins by Kate Hanni-
gan, illus. by Brooke Boynton Hughes
(May 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-
1423178309). Cousins Delia and Willow
star in the tale of a family wedding week
full of mishaps and tasty baked goods. Ages
Circa Now by Amber McRee Turner
(May 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-
1423176398). Twelve-year-old Circa discovers unusual links among her father’s
death, a mysterious boy who shows up on
her doorstep, and the digitally restored
photos she and her father were working on
before he died. Ages 8–12.
Quinny & Hopper by Adriana Brad
Schanen, illus. by Greg Swearingen
(June 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-
1423178293). Opposites and unlikely best
friends face the challenges of third grade.
Gaijin: American Prisoner of War
by Matt Faulkner (Apr. 15, hardcover,
$19.99, ISBN 978-1423137351)
is a graphic novel about a Jap-anese-American boy’s internment during World War II.
Caged Warrior by Alan Lawrence Sitomer (May 13, hardcover,
$15.99, ISBN 978-1423171249). An
impoverished Detroit boy wants to break
away from fighting on the mixed martial
arts circuit and from his violent father to
make a better life for himself and his young
sister. Ages 10–14.
Across a War-Tossed Sea by L.M.
Elliott (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN
978-1423157557). Two British brothers
adjust to life in Virginia after escaping the
Blitz during World War II in this companion novel to Under a War-Torn Sky. Ages
Frenzy by Robert Lettrick (Apr. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423185383).
When a new form of rabies infects all the
animals at Camp Harmony, there is only
one thing to do—run. Ages 10–14.
Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L.
Armentrout (Apr. 15, hardcover, $16.99,
ISBN 978-1423175124) is a thriller about
a girl trying to remember what happened
the night she disappeared with her still-missing best friend. Ages 12–up.
Welcome to the Dark House by Laurie
Stolarz (July 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN
978-1423181729) begins the Dark House
From Penguin in Peril, illus. by
Helen Hancocks (Candlewick/Templar)