Reader's Roundup: More spring releases for all ages
Looking for an age-appropriate new read for you children? In our “Reader’s Roundup,” we compile synopses of all the latest releases, with reviews, release dates, and buying information. Read on to find your kids’ next favorite book.
Ten Kisses for Sophie, written and illustrated by Rosemary Wells
Sophie helps make a sweet treat for her aunt’s birthday, but will there be enough for her to try one too? Soft color palette illustrations. Penguin Random House, Penguin Young Readers. Hardcover, $16.99.
Where Did All The Dinos Go?, written and illustrated by Jim Benton
New board book from the bestselling author/illustrator with bright, happy illustrations where little readers search for dinosaurs today. Scholastic Press, Hardcover, $7.99. Available May 31.
Stop Following Me, Moon!, written and illustrated by Darren Farrell
Moonlight adventure of a bear who burgles some snacks and his guilty conscience. Penguin Random House, Penguin Young Readers. Hardcover, $17.99. Available April 19.
Watch the Birdie!, written and illustrated by Nancy Cote
Mousey helps a baby bird back to his nest and then it’s the birdie’s turn to help. Sky Pony Press. Hardcover, $16.99. Available April 5.
When Your Elephant Comes to Play, written and illustrated by AleBarba
Whimsical story with fun illustrations in from the widely published Mexican author/illustrator in her U.S. English debut. Penguin Random House, Penguin Young Readers. Hardcover, $16.99. Available April 5.
From Wolf to Woof! The Story of Dogs, written and illustrated by Hudson Talbott
The acclaimed picture book illustrator tells the story of how dogs became domesticated through the story of an orphaned wolf pup and his orphaned human friend. Fun fact: The Springfield Museum is hosting an exhibit of the same name now through May 15. Penguin Random House, Penguin Young Readers. Hardcover, $16.99. Available April 12.
EllRay Jakes Stands Tall!, by Sally Warner, illustrations by Brian Biggs
Veteran children’s author Sally Warner tells the tale of a short basketball player who overcomes some long odds to get noticed on the court. Penguin Random House, Penguin Young Readers. Hardcover, $14.99. Available April 12.
Ages 8 and up
The Orvis Kids’ Guide to Beginning Fly Fishing, by Tyler Befus
A beginner’s guide to fly fishing, from where fish live and what they eat, to what equipment is needed, casting techniques and more, with illustrations and photographs. Sky Pony Press. Paperback, $14.99. Also available as an ebook.
Baseball History for Kids: America at Bat from 1900 to Today, by Richard Panchyk
A history of America’s game, with photographs, illustrations, and activities, including how to design a logo and how to cook a bowl of Cracker Jacks. Chicago Review Press. Paperback, $16.95.
Arf: A Bowser and Birdie Novel, by Spencer Quinn
From New York Times bestselling adult mystery writer and Cape Cod resident comes the follow-up to Quinn’s bestselling kids’ novel Woof. Told from Bowser’s perspective, Bowser needs to help his human in a new adventure. Scholastic Inc. Hardcover, $16.99. Available April 26.
Welcome to Camp Pikachu, Unofficial Stories for Pokemon Collectors, by Alex Polan
A new series of books for Pokemon fans across the globe. Sky Pony Press. Paperback, $7.99. Also available as an ebook.
Ages 10 and up
The Palace of Glass, Vol. III in The Forbidden Library series, by Django Wexler
The wait is nearly over for the next installment of the critically acclaimed middle-grade fantasy series featuring Alice, Ending, a talking cat, and another magical adventure. Penguin Random House, Penguin Young Readers. Hardcover, $16.99. Available April 12.
Grades 6 and up
Of Better Blood, by Susan Moger?
The debut novel tells the story of Rowan Collier, who is abandoned by her father after polio paralyzes her leg and has to work as Ruthie the Cripple in a carnival sideshow. Relevant themes about prejudice and healthcare issues. Albert Whitman & Company. Hardcover, $16.99.