Coming Soon For Kids & Teens!

Coming soon for kids and teens

It's hard to believe it, but the end of the school year is almost in sight!  That means it's time to think about stocking up on books to enjoy during summer vacation!  

Check out these upcoming releases for kids, teens, and everyone in between!


For Kids 6 and Under

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Dalmartian  Written and illustrated by Lucy Ruth Cummins

From the bestselling creator of Stumpkin and Vampenguin comes a whimsical picture book about a visitor from outer space that appears in Stephen’s yard one night. It may look like a Dalmatian, but it certainly doesn’t act like one! Is a shared love of bacon a strong enough foundation for this earth boy and out-of-this-world canine to learn to live in harmony?

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The Girl and the Mermaid  By Hollie Hughes; Art by Sarah Massini

Alina lives in a lighthouse by the sea, a home filled with the warmth of Granny's magical stories, but Granny's memories are starting to fade away and Alina doesn't know how to help. Then, one day, Alina meets a mermaid on the rocks near the lighthouse and she's swept into a magical adventure deep under the sea. Can the mermaid help her find Granny's stories?

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Beach Bummer  Written and illustrated by Ryan Higgins

It’s beach day in Soggy Hollow! Everyone is enjoying fun in the sun – everyone, that is, except for Bruce. It's too hot, too sandy, and too windy! Bruce’s favorite thing about summer? Doing nothing. In the shade. Where it’s cool. Bruce’s second favorite thing about summer? When it turns to fall. 

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Oddbird's Chosen Family  Written and illustrated by Derek Desierto

Oddbird has always been on his own. And he’s managed pretty well. But that’s changing – now, he wishes for a family.  When Oddbird’s friends plan a big surprise for him, he realizes he’s already surrounded by those who accept and care for him . Sometimes the families we choose are where we belong. 

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Porcupine and Cactus  By Katie Frawley; Art by Alex Willmore

On a lonely desert walk, outgoing Porcupine discovers quiet Cactus and couldn’t be happier. These two spiky specimens are sure to have tons in common! But when Porcupine tries to get to know his new pal, Cactus doesn’t say a word.  Cactus, it seems, is more than shy, he's downright prickly! Will these new buddies mend their friendship?

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The Yellow Bus  Written and illustrated by Loren Long

There is a yellow bus who spends her days carrying children from one place to another. Every morning they climb in and fill her with joy.  Time passes and the Yellow Bus gets a new driver, a new route, and new passengers.  Yet, no matter where she is, the Yellow Bus still finds joy and discovery in the world around her.  

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Summer is Here  By Renée Watson; Art by Bea Jackson

Summer is finally here, and she's bringing the most perfect day! With summer comes fresh fruit, jump ropes for leaping, and friends at the pool. Summer brings family cookouts and the familiar song of the ice-cream truck. This beautiful ode to all the season's sensations follows one girl's perfect day in an exploration of joy, family, friendship, sunshine, and wonder.

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Feelings Are Wild  By Sophy Williams; Art by Gavin Scott

With the help of adorable animals and heaps of humor, easily count from 1 to 10 and back again while exploring all the big emotions little ones feel. Each number shows a funny frustration followed by a sweet solution. Gorgeous illustrations of adorable animals and delightful rhyming text makes for a joyful invitation to talk about all the ways we feel.

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For Kids 6 to 9

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Cloud Puppy  Written and illustrated by Kelly Leigh Miller

Meet Cloud Puppy! Her hobbies include making rainbows, super sniffing, and, of course, reading the Pretty Princess Warrior Dragonetta series with her best friend, Berry Rose. After Cloud Puppy finds out that her favorite author will be a guest at the local comic book convention, she and Berry Rose decide to attend in homemade costumes. But when they both insist on dressing up as the same character, Cloud Puppy and Berry Rose have their first fight ever! 

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Rachel Friedman Breaks the Rules  By Sarah Kapit; Art by Genevieve Kote

Rachel loves being Jewish, but she hates following the rules at synagogue—and everywhere else. To encourage her to see the value of rules, Rachel and her father strike a deal: If Rachel can stick to the rules for one whole week, she can go to a meet and greet for her favorite gymnast!  But when Rachel finds herself in a tricky situation that forces her to choose between following the rules or doing what she believes is right, she learns that some rules are worth breaking.

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Detective Sweet Pea: The Case of the Golden Bone  By Sara Varon

The animals in Sweet Pea’s hometown of Parkville have always gotten along with one another, and she’s free to spend her days doing what she loves best: making art, hanging out with friends, and digging through the trash for tasty treats. When two new dogs move to town, Sweet Pea is eager to show them the sights and smells of Parkville, especially its most famous attraction, the one-of-a-kind GOLDEN CHEW BONE! But . . . the Golden Chew Bone has VANISHED! 

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Welcome to the Woofmore  By Donna Gephart & Lori Haskins Houran; Art by Josh Cleland

Welcome to the Woofmore, where the water bowls are always full and there’s kibble on every pillow! Rufus and his boss, Ms. Coco, work hard to make every guest feel like a VIP (Very Important Pooch).  It’s the grand opening, and Rufus and Ms. Coco want everything pawfect. Especially for their VIP guest, movie star Greta Garbark. How can Rufus keep the pup-parazzi from hounding her? And what will Ms. Coco do when a (very itchy) problem hits the hotel?

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Emily's Cupcake Magic  By Coco Simon; Art by Manuela Lopez 

Katie Brown’s stepsister starts at a new school and discovers her own way to bake in this first book in the Cupcake Diaries: The New Batch series, the little sister series to the bestselling Cupcake Diaries.  Emily Green has to switch to a new school while her old one is renovated, and she’s devastated when her friends get assigned elsewhere.  Just as Emily is getting comfortable, her school announces a baking contest. Emily has baked with her stepsister, Katie Brown, who’s well-known for starting the Cupcake Club—but does Emily really want to live in Katie’s shadow?

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Forever Fairies: Coco Twinkles  By Maddy Mara

Coco is so excited to learn from the talented Twinklestars--the expert fairy bakers. Together with Lulu, Nova, and Zali, she has to create a brand-new recipe for the Twinklestar pod tryout. But just when they think they have the perfect recipe, a troll prank causes all of their plans to go awry. Can the fairy friends whip up a creative solution and win the day?

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For Kids 9-12

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Skandar and the Chaos Trials  By A.F. Steadman

Skandar faces his greatest challenge yet in the thrilling third installment of the Skandar series from New York Times bestselling author A.F. Steadman!  To survive their third year of training, Skandar and his friends must complete a series of terrifying trials across the Island’s elemental zones. Friendships, allegiances, and rider-unicorn bonds will be pushed to the limit—only the strongest will make it.

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The New Girl  Written and illustrated by Cassandra Calin

Lia and her family are waiting to board a flight across the Atlantic, leaving behind family, friends, and Romania -- the only home Lia has ever known. But Lia's heartache is overshadowed by the discomfort of her first period. As if things weren't difficult enough! Now Lia is thrust into a world where everything is different: her home, her language, and even her body. With so many changes happening at once, will she ever feel like herself again?

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Mountain of Fire  By Rebecca E. F. Barone

For weeks, the ground around Mount St. Helens shuddered like a dynamite keg ready to explode. There were legends of previous eruptions: violent fire, treacherous floods, and heat that had scoured the area. But the shaking and swelling was unlike any volcanic activity ever seen before. Day and night, scientists tried to piece together the mountain’s clues—yet nothing could prepare them for the destruction to come...

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Codename Kingfisher  Written and illustrated by Derek Desierto

Thirteen-year-old Liv’s beloved ninety-two-year-old grandmother, Mila, is moving into a home where she can be cared for as her dementia worsens. As Liv helps her father empty Milas house, she finds an old chest which opens up a whole world that Liv never knew about: the hidden world of Mila’s childhood and her sister, Eva.  In 1942, Mila and Eva are sent away from their parents to a non-Jewish family so they will survive the war. Twelve-year-old Mila believes that they will soon go back to their normal lives, but at fourteen, Eva knows better and gets involved in the Resistance.

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Scary Tales  By James Preller; Art by Iacopo Bruno

Welcome. Have a seat. These are Scary Tales.  In "One-Eyed Doll," meet Malick & Tiana Rice, who love to hunt for hidden treasure and make their biggest find yet: a small box, locked tight, buried behind a deserted house... In "Swamp Monster," brothers have been dreaming of a new pet for a while, but the monster they find might not be the best choice... In "Nightmareland," meet Aaron Wheeler, who just got a strange new video game, one that sucks Aaron right in... literally.   

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Puzzleheart  By Jenn Reese

Twelve-year-old Perigee has never met a problem they couldn’t solve. So when their Dad’s spirits need raising, Perigee formulates the Plan: a road trip to Dad’s childhood home to reunite him with his estranged mother. There's something in it for Perigee, too, as they will finally get to visit “Eklunds' Puzzle House,” the mysterious bed & breakfast their grandparents built but never opened...  

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Fortune Tellers  By Lisa Greenwald

Once, Millie, Nora, and Bea were best friends who loved making fortune tellers with their Magic Markers. Now, in the summer before seventh grade, they haven’t spoken in over a year—thanks to a big fight, the pandemic shutting down their school, and each girl moving away for different reasons. Then their long-ago paper fortune tellers start popping up in the most unexpected places. Could this be the push the girls need to reconnect and reunite?

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Lunar Boy  Written and illustrated by Jes and Cin Wibowo

Indu feels like he doesn’t belong. He hasn’t since he and his adoptive mom disembarked from their spaceship to live on Earth with their new blended family. The kids at school think he’s weird, he has a crush on his pen pal who might not like him back, and his stepfamily doesn’t know what to do with him. Indu can’t even talk to his mom about his feelings because she’s so busy.  In a moment of loneliness, Indu calls out to the moon, begging them to take him back. And against all odds, the moon hears him and agrees...

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For Teens & New Adult Readers

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The Minus-One Club  By Kekla Magoon

Fifteen-year-old Kermit Sanders knows grief. After losing his beloved older sister in a tragic car accident, nothing quite punctures through the feelings of loss. Everywhere Kermit goes, he is reminded of her.  But then Kermit finds a mysterious invitation in his locker, signed anonymously with "-1." He has no idea what he's in for, but he shows up to find out. Dubbed the "Minus-One Club," a group of his schoolmates has banded together as a form of moral support. The members have just one thing in common—they have all suffered the loss of someone they loved.

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Four Eids and a Funeral  By Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé and Adiba Jaigirdar

Said Hossain spends most of his time at boarding school, but this year, he must return home for a funeral and will stay for the summer. Too bad being home makes hard to avoid his ex–best friend, Tiwa Olatunji.  Tiwa doesn’t know what made Said start ignoring her: probably that fancy boarding school. Though he’s staying through the summer, she plans to take a page from him and pretend he doesn’t exist.  But when the Islamic Center catches fire, the mayor plans to demolish the center entirely. Tiwa needs Said’s help if there’s any hope of changing the mayor’s mind.

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Icon and Inferno  By Marie Lu

A year has passed since superstar Winter Young last saw secret agent Sydney Cossette. After barely surviving their first assignment together in London—and their intense chemistry—the two haven’t spoken, but they’re never far from the other’s thoughts, or fantasies.  When Syndey shows up at Winter’s studio one day with a new mission from Panacea, he has no choice but to accept. With the clock ticking, the duo prepares to head to Singapore to rescue an operative in danger -- only to learn he’s none other than Sydney's ex, a rogue agent known as the Arsonist.

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Children of Anguish and Anarchy  By Tomi Adeyemi

Tomi Adeyemi’s bestselling Legacy of Orïsha series comes to an earth-shaking conclusion!  When Zélie seized the royal palace that fateful night, she thought her battles had come to an end. The monarchy had finally fallen. The maji had risen again. Zélie never expected to find herself locked in a cage, trapped on a foreign ship. Now warriors with iron skulls traffic her and her people across the seas, far from their homeland.  Then everything changes when Zélie meets King Baldyr, her true captor, the ruler of the Skulls, and the man who has ravaged entire civilizations to find her.   

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A Crane Among Wolves  By June Hur

1506, Joseon. The people suffer under the cruel reign of King Yeonsan, powerless to stop him from commandeering their land and abusing women and girls as his personal playthings.  Seventeen-year-old Iseul has lived a privileged life until her older sister becomes the king’s latest prey.  Iseul travels to the capital in hopes of stealing her back, but soon learns challenging the king means certain death.  Prince Daehyun has lived his whole life in the shadow of his despicable half-brother, the king, but aches to find a way to dethrone him once and for all.  When Iseul's and Daehyun's fates collide, they reluctantly join forces to launch the riskiest gamble the kingdom has ever seen.

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Annie LeBlanc is Not Dead Yet  By Molly Morris

Every ten years in the strange little town of Lennon, California, one person is chosen to return from the dead.  Wilson Moss entered the town’s top-secret contest in the hopes of resurrecting her ex-best friend Annie LeBlanc, but that doesn’t mean she thought she’d actually win. Now Annie’s back and Wil’s ecstatic—does it even really matter that Annie ghosted her a year before she died?  But like any contest, there are rules, and the town’s resurrected dead can only return for thirty days. When Wil discovers a loophole that means Annie might stay for good, she’s desperate to keep her alive. The potential key? Their third best friend, Ryan. Except Ryan openly hates them both...

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Attached at the Hip  By Christine Riccio

Orie Lennox has spent her entire life prepping for her happily ever after and now she’s low-key wondering, when the heck is it gonna hit. Nothing is quite what she envisioned it to be.  One evening, on a whim, she applies for a reality show where she’ll be stranded on an island with a bunch of strangers for a shot at a million dollars. Orie's shocked when she ends up cast in an experimental romantic edition of the show: and even more surprised to find that her old high school crush, Remy, has been cast as well. She finds herself tied up — literally — in a game of risky alliances as she navigates ever-growing feelings for her one that got away.

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There is a Door in the Darkness  By Kristin Cashore

Wilhelmina Hart is part of the infamous class of 2020. Her high school years began with a shocking presidential election and ended with a pandemic. In the midst of this global turmoil, she also lost one of her beloved aunts. Having deferred college, Wilhelmina now lives in a limbo she can see no way out of. Wilhelmina’s personal darkness would be unbearable but for the inexplicable and seemingly magical clues that have begun to intrude on her life—flashes of bizarre, ecstatic whimsy that seem to add up to a message she can’t quite grasp. But something tells her she should follow their lead...

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