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Childrens BOOK TITLES PUBLISHED IN JUNE 2018
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Age of the Amulet by Richard Ashley Hamilton
Traveling back in time to the era of Gogun the Guardian, Jim is disappointed when his hero, hailed as the bravest Trollhunter ever, proves inept, unskilled and terrified of everyone he meets. Trollhunters No. 4
Air Raid Search and Rescue by Marcus Sutter. Illus by Pat Kinsella.
A debut entry in a new series inspired by the military canines of World War II follows the experiences of a soldier’s younger brother who teams up with his German Shepherd to protect his foster sister when Nazi planes begin bombing their city. Soldier Dogs No. 1
Alien Encounters in Angel Grove by Gabriel P. Cooper
A collectible book marking the Power Rangers’ 25th anniversary is told from the perspective of an eyewitness to the original alien invasions in Angel Grove and the world of such fan-favorite villains as Rita Repulsa and Pumpkin Rapper.
Annie B., Made for TV by Amy Dixon
Writing clever “as-seen-on-TV” ads for her inventions, 11-year-old Annie Brown steps out of the shadow of her perfect best friend to audition for a local web show, with unexpected results.
Beasts & Geeks by Joe Ballarini
Learning that she is being targeted by six vengeful Boogeypeople, Kelly, a new member of a secret society of monster-hunting babysitters, is challenged to pass a math test while facing down a Spider Queen whose venom turns an angry Sasquatch, Kelly’s parents and her former BFF into babysitter-hunting minions. Babysitter’s Guide to Monsters No. 2
Bites Back by Landry Q. Walker. Illus by Keith Zoo.
Embarking on her second year at the Seven Systems School of Terraforming Sciences and Arts, Elara Adele Vaughn finds her efforts to enjoy a quieter term challenged by a plot devised by an evil time-hopping force that threatens to take down the galactic order. By the best-selling co-author of House of Odd. Project Terra No. 2
The Book of Ga-Huel by Richard Ashley Hamilton
Fascinated by the mysterious passages that appear and disappear in the ancient Book of Ga-Huel, Trollhunter Jim Lake, Jr. and his friends race to uncover the source of the book’s prophetic powers when it foretells the death of a loved one. Trollhunters No. 3
The Boy, the Boat, and the Beast by Samantha M. Clark
Washing up on a mysterious, seemingly uninhabited beach, a boy with no memory of his identity walks toward a light shining over a foreboding wall of trees in the hope of finding help and embarks on a struggle for survival that forces him to confront his greatest fear about himself in order to return home.
The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell
A team of neighbor kids use their imaginations and creativity to transform cardboard materials into fantastical homemade costumes that help them navigate conflicts with friends, family and their own identities, in a collaborative graphic novel that includes contributions by such authors as Jay Fuller, David DeMeo and Katie Schenkel.
The Competition Begins by Catherine Hapka
Forming a crackerjack team in the hopes of securing a coveted slot on a kids’ adaptation of their favorite reality television obstacle competition, five unlikely hopefuls begin training together and helping one another overcome a range of skill-testing challenges. Junior Ninja Champion No. 1
Drum Roll, Please by Lisa Jenn Bigelow
Unexpectedly enjoying her membership in a band she was talked into joining, drummer Melly embarks on what she believes will be a rocking summer at camp only to find everything upended by her parents’ separation, her best friend’s estrangement, her crush on a fellow camper and her doubts about her performance readiness.
Everything Else in the Universe by Tracy Holczer
When the practical and orderly father she emulates is sent to Vietnam to serve as an Army doctor, Lucy is forced to move in with her superstitious and quirky relatives and eagerly anticipates her father’s return, only to find him a very changed person. By the author of The Secret Hum of a Daisy.
Everything I Know About You by Barbara Dee
A 12-year-old misfit is discouraged when she is assigned to share a room with the seventh-grade queen bee during a field trip to Washington, D.C., where she learns surprising secrets about her roommate, including the possibility of an eating disorder. By the award-winning author of Halfway Normal.
The Exile’s Journey by Erin Hunter. Illus by Laszlo Kubinyi & Julia Green.
Exiled from the Packmates that mistrusted her for so long, Storm embarks on a search for Arrow and Bella that is fraught with longpaw dangers, Leashed Dogs and a forbidding Pack of wolves. Survivors: The Gathering Darkness No. 5
Flor and Miranda Steal the Show by Jennifer Torres
A girl from a family that runs a carnival petting zoo considers sabotaging her new musician friend’s prospects when the petting zoo becomes subject to elimination so that the carnival can afford her friend’s band fees. By the author of Taco Queen.
The Frame-Up by Wendy McLeod MacKnight
Discovering that the paintings in his father’s gallery are alive, a budding artist is pulled into a fantastical world of devious plots, shady characters and grand art heists that threaten the safety of his new friend, a girl in a century-old portrait.
Full-Court Press by Elena Delle Donne
The WNBA MVP, Olympic gold medalist and Special Olympics global ambassador presents a follow-up to Elle of the Ball that finds basketball team member Elle loving her volunteer work with special-needs students and considering a difficult choice in the face of slipping grades. Hoops No. 2
Fuzzy Takes Charge by Bruce Hale
Perceiving that the students of Class 5B are suffering at the hands of an unpopular substitute teacher, intrepid class guinea pig Fluffy rallies the Class Pets Club to drive the substitute out of town or lose their whiskers trying. Class Pets No. 2
Fuzzy’s Great Escape by Bruce Hale
Aspiring to become the president of the Class Pets Club, ambitious class guinea pig Fuzzy meets his match in an adorable and charming bunny rival candidate who looks to sweep the election, a situation that compels Fuzzy to organize a field trip for his mischievous fellow class pets. Class Pets No. 1
A Grain of Rice by Helena Clare Pittman
Featuring a newly refreshed design, a classic mathematical folktale traces the story of a clever farmer who outwits a greedy Emperor of China and becomes the wealthiest man in the world after requesting a reward involving a single grain of rice.
The Great Cheese Robbery by Chris Mould
A band of tiny swashbucklers who live on a dusty old ship in a bottle spring into action when their trusty ship cat is kidnapped by a band of mice who demand a ransom of cheese that is being kept in the Fridge, a perilous land of perpetual winter. Pocket Pirates No. 1
The Great Drain Escape by Chris Mould
When a junk-shop dog moves in underneath the shelf where their ship in a bottle is housed, blocking their route to the kitchen, the pocket-sized pirates are challenged to figure out how to get around the dog or go hungry. Pocket Pirates No. 2
Guardians of the Taiga by StacyPlays
The creator of the mega-popular YouTube series Dogcraft presents a debut entry in a Minecraft-inspired fantasy series about a girl raised by a pack of wolves who uses her wolf skills to protect the forest and its animals from threatening changes. Wild Rescuers No. 1
The Haunted Serpent by Dora M. Mitchell
Wanting more than anything just to fit in at his new school, Spaulding, the son of reality television ghost hunters, is chased by a revenant before spotting activity at an abandoned factory that may or may not be tied to the ghost of his dead next-door neighbor. By the illustrator of The Boatman.
Heartseeker by Melinda Beatty
Hiding her ability to see lies, Only Fallow is discovered and summoned by the king, who asks for her help detecting traitors and distinguishing between his friends and enemies at court, including some who have talents of their own. A first novel.
Heidi Heckelbeck and the Snoopy Spy by Wanda Coven. Illus by Priscilla Burris.
Frustrated by her little brother’s habit of constantly snooping on her and her friends everywhere they go, compromising everyone’s privacy and secrets, Heidi endeavors to cast a spell that will stop his bothersome behavior without revealing her biggest secret. Heidi Heckelbeck No. 23
Hotel Transylvania 3: The Movie Novelization by Stacia Deutsch
This deluxe novelization of the hilarious monster comedy, Hotel Transylvania 3, includes an eight-page insert of full-color images from the film, in which the monsters embark on the cruise of a lifetime to the Bermuda Triangle.
The House That Lou Built by Mae Respicio
Planning an ultimate summer DIY project involving the construction of a tiny, 100-square-foot house all her own, Lou Bulosan-Nelson, a girl from an eccentric but lovable extended Filipino clan, finds the project reshaping her views about her late father and her beliefs about home and family. A first novel.
The Jamie Drake Equation by Christopher Edge
Proud of his heroic astronaut father but struggling with missing him more than the coolness factor says he should, young Jamie hangs out at the local observatory, where a strange signal on his phone reveals the possible arrival of aliens and other dangers threatening his father’s mission in space.
The Jigsaw Jungle by Kristin Levine
Questioning everything she ever believed when her beloved father goes missing and then reveals that he has actually left the family, Claudia assembles a scrapbook of emails, receipts, phone transcripts and other records to make sense of everything before receiving a cryptic message and puzzle piece that lead to a perspective-changing treasure hunt.
Just Under the Clouds by Melissa Sarno
Holding fast to the loving philosophies of her late father, young Cora endures homelessness and the challenges of caring for a developmentally challenged sibling while climbing the trees of Brooklyn to deal with her troubles, discovering along the way the enduring tree of heaven, which inspires her to find where she truly belongs.
The Last of the Ender Crystal by Danica Davidson
A latest entry in the popular series that includes Escape From the Overworld finds Stevie embarking on a high-suspense search for the last Ender crystal shard on Earth. Unofficial Overworld Heroes Adventures No. 5
The Legend of Greg by Chris Rylander
Discovering his secret Dwarf heritage when his powers are awakened, riskaverse Greg is whisked away to Chicago’s Dwarf Underground and teams up with fantastical friends and a talking ax to learn the history of his people, rescue his kidnapped father and navigate escalating tensions with enemy Elves. By the author of the Codename Conspiracy series.
Lions & Liars by Kate Beasley. Illus by Dan Santat.
A fifth-grader who navigates the social order as a food-chain metaphor, where bullies are lions and he is only a flea, inadvertently lands in a disciplinary camp for troublesome boys, where he and his fellow troop mates forge tentative friendships and must learn to trust one another in order to survive a hurricane. By the best-selling author of Gertie’s Leap to Greatness.
The Long-Lost Home by Maryrose Wood. Illus by ElizaWheeler.
A conclusion to the riotous Victorian mystery series finds a trapped Penelope embarking on a wildly unexpected journey back to England in the hope of saving the Ashtons, an effort complicated by Edward Ashton’s wolfish curse, the Incorrigibles’ gloomy new tutor and the imminent arrival of Lady Constance’s baby. Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place No. 6
The Lost Continent by Tui Sutherland
Centuries after rumors of another dragon continent are dismissed as fairy tales, the land is thrown into turmoil by the discovery that the stories were true. By the bestselling author of the Menagerie trilogy. Wings of Fire No. 11
The Mortification of Fovea Munson by Mary Winn Heider. Illus by Chi Birmingham.
Avoided by peers who think her parents’ work in a cadaver lab is gross, a young misfit is stuck working at the lab during a summer that turns wacky when she receives a disembodied communication from a trio of mad scientists who want her to be their sidekick.
Motel Transylvania Graphic Novel by Stefan Petrucha. Illus by Allen Gladfelter.
Yearning to be a part of the hotel business like his father-in-law, Drac, Jonathan opens a motel in the Swiss Alps, but despite an extensive remodeling and numerous mishaps, no one wants to check in — even monsters — and it’s up to Jonathan to get to the bottom of the mystery and save Motel Transylvania. Hotel Transylvania 3 No. 3
Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Sea Monsters by Maggie Stiefvater & Jackson Pearce
Pip and Tomas visit a seaside showplace filled with magical sea creatures and find themselves surrounded by a menagerie of fantastic specimens before becoming entangled in a mystery involving a naughty sea monster that might not be staying in its tank. Pip Bartlett No. 3
PopularMMOs Presents: A Hole New World by PopularMMOs. Illus by Dani Jones.
Pat and Jen from the Minecraft-inspired YouTube channel, PopularMMOs, reimagine the world of Minecraft in a graphic-novel adventure that finds them teaming up with a magical unicorn, a talking cloud and other fantastical companions in their effort to rescue their friends from a zombie-filled world.
Rapunzel and the Vanishing Village: A Tangled Novel by Leila Howland
An original story set between the end of the movie and the beginning of Tangled: The Series follows the newly restored Rapunzel’s attempts to become reacquainted with her parents and the kingdom, an effort that becomes so overwhelming that she postpones her wedding to Eugene in order to seek out epic adventures.
The Scroll of Kings by Sarah Prineas
The powerful Lost Books at the palace library are infecting the rest with an evil magic and two unlikely friends must figure out who, or what, is controlling the books as well as their power — if they fail, the entire kingdom could be at risk. From the author of the acclaimed Magic Thief series.
The Secret of the Fifth Mysticon by Liz Marsham
The four Mysticon warriors continue their search for the magical Codex in the hopes of defeating Queen Necrafa and saving their realm.
See You On a Starry Night by Lisa Schroeder
When Juliet moves to a beachside town with her newly separated mother and moody older sister, she and new friend Emma decide to throw bottles with secret messages into the sea, so when an email arrives as a result, inviting her to join the Starry Beach Club, she learns that in addition to making someone else’s wish come true, her own family would benefit from the same generosity.
The Seismic Seven by Katie Slivensky
An aspiring young geologist is invited to join a group of science-savvy kids to participate in a secret project to stop the imminent eruption of a supervolcano that would plunge the Earth into a perpetual winter, destroying nearly all life on the planet.
The Selkie of San Francisco by Todd Calgi Gallicano
A follow-up to Guardians of the Gryphon’s Claw finds new Department of Mythical Wildlife recruit Sam London helping to track down and uncover the agenda of a selkie who appears in San Francisco Bay and shows a fascination for a popular social media star before revealing a mysterious connection to the mythical world. Sam London Adventures No. 2
The Shadow Thieves by Alexandra Ott
Agreeing to stay in the home of her long-lost lawyer brother, former thief Alli Rosco is surprised by her erstwhile partner-in-crime’s sudden return with a warning about a rogue organization that is threatening their friends as part of a plot to seize control of the Thieves Guild. Rules for Thieves No. 2
She Loves You - Yeah Yeah Yeah by Ann Hood
A bestselling author tells a sincere and funny story about a girl swept up in the heart of 1960s Beatlemania, weaving a tale of four misfit friends who set off to see the Beatles’ final world tour, each harboring a secret hope for what lies ahead on their journey.
Snared: Escape to the Above by Adam Jay Epstein
Enduring boring days spent inventing traps to keep plunderers at bay, talented Carrion Tomb trapsmith Wily Snare is kidnapped by the first thieves to outwit his innovations and is recruited into their band to help loot treasure as part of a rebellion against the Infernal King, who uses malevolent engineering skills to control the realm. Wily Snare No. 1
Stand Up by Matt Stanton
Entering the town talent show, Max is confronted by a clown rival who threatens to outperform him as the community’s funniest act, a situation that challenges Max to think up an unforgettable stand-up routine. By the illustrator of There Is a Monster Under My Bed Who Farts. Funny Kid No. 2
The Starlight Slippers by Susan Maupin Schmid
Helping a betrothed Princess Mariposa track down an heirloom pair of bridal slippers for her wedding, Darling Dimple discovers that the slippers are connected to the castle’s magic and that wearing them could involve consequences requiring the help of the 100 dresses. 100 Dresses No. 3
The Star Wolf by Paula Harrison. Illus by Sophy Williams.
Listening to the special star-wolf song that makes the stars appear in the sky every night, Emma rescues a baby star wolf from a trap and must figure out how to return the pup to its family. Secret Rescuers No. 5
A Stitch in Time by Daphne Kalmar
An 11-year-old geography buff is rendered an orphan by the death of her beloved father and placed in the care of an unpleasant aunt, a situation that compels her to take walks in the woods to process her memories and dodge the possibility that she might have to move away from everything she cares about. A first novel.
The Strays Like Us by Cecilia Galante
Longing to rescue a sad-eyed mutt who belongs to her mean next-door neighbor, a young girl struggles to avoid attachments in her ambition to leave her home as soon as her dependent mother is back on her feet, a situation that is complicated by unexpected friendships. By the award-winning author of The Patron Saint of Butterflies.
Super Coach Arty vs. the Shadow: Taking the Fear Out of Failure by Lorraine Thomas. Illus by Simon Greaves.
In a book that is ideal for helping children manage their thoughts and improve their self-esteem, middle readers are introduced to Arty the super coach, whose mission is to offer guidance about issues including academic success, dealing with bullies and lots more.
TBH, This May Be TMI by Lisa Greenwald
Four friends discover the need for tolerance and perfect emojis while planning a school Spring Fair that makes a difference, in a follow-up to TBH, This Is So Awkward that is told entirely in texts. TBH No. 2
Twilight Sparkle’s Science Fair Sparks by Arden Hayes
Excited by the prospect of a shared science fair joining Canterlot High and Crystal Prep Academy, Twilight Sparkle is partnered with charming Crystal Prep boy Rising Star, who alarms Sunset Shimmer and the gang when Twilight falls under the influence of his party-mood spell.
The Unforgettable Guinevere St. Clair by Amy Makechnie
Determined to find her missing neighbor, a 10-year-old girl follows clues to places and people she never expected, including the mother she has been trying to forget. A first novel.
Why Can’t I Be You by Melissa Walker
A middle-grade novel exploring the impact of social class on friendship finds Claire’s shared summer with her closest friends complicated by a glamorous visitor, significant changes in fortune and painful family dynamics.
The Wizard’s Dog Fetches the Grail by Eric Kahn Gale
An offbeat reimagining of the Holy Grail legend, presented from the perspective of talking dog and wizard-in-training Nosewise, finds him accompanying the street urchin Arthur, the sorceress Morgana and his beloved master, Merlin, on a quest in the legendary castle of Camelot, while sovereign of dreams, Queen Mab, hatches a nightmarish scheme.
The Write Story by Jimmy Gownley
A follow-up to The Friendship Mix-Up finds Rapunzel starting a book club to catch up on everything she missed during her first 18 years and becoming obsessed with her favorite author, who offers to write a biography about Rapunzel that is sensationally peppered with Eugene’s colorful tall tales. Disney Tangled: The Series No. 2