Way) by Alice Schertle, illus. by Jill
McElmurry (Apr. 5, board book, $7.99,
ISBN 978-0-544-70897-6), ages up to 3.
Hurry Up, Alfie! (Apr. 5, hardcover,
$14.99, ISBN 978-0-544-58654-3) and
Alfie’s Lost Sharkie (Apr. 5, hardcover,
$14.99, ISBN 978-0-544-58656-7) by
Anna Walker. In these stories, a curious
and energetic alligator is easily distracted
in the morning; and at bedtime. Ages
The Bear and the Piano by David
Litchfield (Apr. 5, hardcover, $16.99,
ISBN 978-0-544-67454-7). A bear learns
to play the piano for his woodland and
city friends in this tale about following
one’s dreams. Ages 4–7.
Builder Mouse by Sofia Eldarova
(Feb. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-
544-35766-2). Two mouse friends have
different uses for leftovers: one loves to
build things with them, the other loves
to eat them. Ages 4–7.
Clark in the Deep Sea (Mar. 8,
hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-547-
90692-8) and Gretchen Over the Beach
(Mar. 8, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-
547-90708-6) by R. W. Alley are the first
of four books about siblings whose imaginations send them on seasonal adventures. Ages 4–7.
Cowpoke Clyde Rides the Range by
Lori Mortensen, illus. by Michael Allen
Austin (May 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN
978-0-544-37030-2). The star of Cowpoke
Clyde and the Dirty Dawg learns to ride a
bike. Ages 4–7.
Field Guide to the Grumpasaurus
by Edward Hemingway (June 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-
54665-3) explains how to handle a
grumpy young human with care. Ages
The Kid from Diamond Street:
The Extraordinary Story of Baseball
Legend Edith Houghton by Audrey
Vernick, illus. by Steven Salerno (Mar.
29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-
61163-4) profiles this skilled 1920s pro
baseball player who, though the small of
stature, drew enormous crowds of
admirers. Ages 4–7.
Tallulah’s Tutu by Marilyn Singer,
illus. by Alexandra Boiger (Mar. 21,
hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-547-
17353-5). Everywhere she goes, an
aspiring ballerina discovers things that
remind her of ballet. Ages 4–7.
A Whale in the Bathtub by Kylie
Westaway, illus. by Tom Jellett (June 7,
hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-
53535-0). How will Bruno get clean
when the whale hogging the tub refuses
to budge? Ages 4–7.
Yaks Yak: Animal Word Pairs by
Linda Sue Park, illus. by Jennifer Black
Reinhardt (Mar. 8, hardcover, $16.99,
ISBN 978-0-544-39101-7). Homographs
reveal animals acting out their names.
The Battle of the Vegetables by
Matthieu Sylvander, illus. by Perceval
Barrier (Feb. 2, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN
978-0-544-35942-0) serves up satiric
tales starring hapless veggie protagonists.
Grayling’s Song by Karen Cushman
(June 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-
544-30180-1). In search of help after her
mother is turned into a tree, a girl meets
a witch, an enchantress, and a shape-shifting mouse. Ages 10–12.
It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel by Firoozeh
Dumas (May 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN
978-0-544-61231-0). Anti-Iran sentiment makes it difficult for an Iranian girl
to fit in after moving to California in the
late 1970s. Ages 10–12.
Our Moon: New Discoveries About
Earth’s Closest Companion by Elaine
Scott (Feb. 16, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN
978-0-547-48394-8). Photos illustrate
this look at how the moon formed, the
discovery of water on its surface, and the
possibility of future moon colonies. Ages
We Will Not Be Silent: The White
Rose Student Resistance Movement
That Defied Adolf Hitler by Russell
Freedman (May 3, hardcover, $17.99,
ISBN 978-0-544-22379-0) tells of
Austrian-born siblings who belonged to
Hitler Youth before forming the White
Rose campaign to resist the Nazis. Ages
Black River Falls by Jeff Hirsch (July
5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-
39099-7). In this novel of survival, identity, and family, a teen cares for orphans
after a memory-erasing virus ravages his
town. Ages 12–up.
Guile by Constance Cooper (Mar. 1,
hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-
45171-1). A teen in the bayou, where the
water contains a power that can change
people and objects, investigates its
effects. Ages 12–up.
Marked by Laura Williams McCaffrey
(Feb. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-
0-547-23556-1). In a society where only
the brightest and most favored succeed, a
teen marked as a thief is offered redemption—at a price. Ages 12–up.
Snow Job by Charles Benoit (Mar. 1,
hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-
31886-1). After deciding to ditch his
loser friends and remake his life, Nick
gets caught up with people involved in
illegal schemes. Ages 12–up.
Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees
Brennan (Apr. 5, hardcover, $17.99,
ISBN 978-0-544-31817-5). In a world of
magic and violence, two boys share a dangerous connection, and a girl guards their
secret. Ages 12–up.
Gadgets and Gears continues with
The Tick-Tock Man by Kersten Hamilton,
illus. by James Hamilton (June 28, hard-
cover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-43300-
7), ages 7–10.
Animals That Make Me Say Ewww!
by Dawn Cusick and the National
Wildlife Federation (Mar. 1, hardcover,
$14.95, ISBN 978-1-62354-063-0)
reveals some off-putting animal survival
techniques. Ages 7–10.
Spectacular Friendship Bracelets: A
Step-by-Step Guide to 34 Sensational
Designs by Ariela Pshednovek (May 3,
paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-62354-081-4)
offers instructions for making bracelets
using such techniques as braiding, mac-ramé, and weaving. Ages 7–10.