Childrens BOOK TITLES PUBLISHED IN January 2019
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Adventure Time, No. 16 by Kevin Cannon with Maarta Laiho. Illus by Joey McCormick. Created by Pendleton Ward.
Creating accidental doubles of themselves at an adventure theme park, Finn and Jake are challenged to stop the chaos from getting out of control when their doubles multiply and overrun the Candy Kingdom. Adventure Time No. 16
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The Adventurer's Guide to Treasure (and How to Steal It) by Wade Albert White
A conclusion to the trilogy that includes The Adventurer’s Guide to Successful Escapes finds Anne, Penelope and Hiro caught up in an adventure involving a pirate attack on their school and the theft of an ancient Prophecy Medallion. Adventurer’s Guide No. 2
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Brawl of the Wild by Dav Pilkey
Sent to the pound for a crime he did not commit, the heroic Dog Man struggles to find his place among dogs and people while his pals work diligently to prove his innocence. By the award-winning creator of the Captain Underpants series. Dog Man No. 6
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Click by Kayla Miller
A debut graphic novel about friendship and finding where you “click” in middle school follows the efforts of a once-popular fifth-grader who struggles to find her place in a school variety show when her friends form separate groups without her.
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Comet Rising by MarcyKate Connolly
Barely escaping the capture of their parents by the forces of Lady Aisling, Emmeline and Lucas recruit other children with magical abilities to free the captives, a quest that is complicated by the escape of Emmeline’s imprisoned shadow. Shadow Weaver No. 2
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Digging Up Danger by Story Pirates & Jacqueline West. Illus by Hatem Aly.
A creative-writing sequel to Stuck in the Stone Age finds young ghosthunter Eliza reluctantly helping her scientist mother study weird plants before becoming convinced that a spooky presence is haunting the plant shop. Story Pirates No. 2
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Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee
Longing for adventure in the Thousand Worlds, away from the strict rules that force her to hide her descendancy from fox spirits, 13-year-old Min embarks on a quest to find her brother, who has been accused of abandoning his post to search for a mystical object of power.
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The End of the World and Beyond by Avi
In the sequel to The Unexpected Life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts, by the Newbery Medal-winning author of Crispin, Oliver’s adventures take him to 18th-century colonial America, where he is forced to fend for himself in the harsh wilderness, live as an indentured servant and come face to face with the brutality of enslavement.
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EndGames by Ru Xu
The creator of the popular Saint for Rent webcomic presents a sequel to NewsPrints that finds Blue searching for her friends in the capital city of Altalus, where she is accidentally kidnapped by Snow and Red before arriving on the front lines of the war. NewsPrints No. 2
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Everybody Is Somebody by Henry Winkler & Lin Oliver. Illus by Scott Garrett.
A conclusion to the best-selling series finds Hank serving as a guide for a favorite visiting author and hiding his secret about how his reading struggles have prevented him from finishing the author’s books by making up his own endings. Here’s Hank No. 12
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Famous Mistakes by Carolyn Keene
When Nancy and her friends set out to find a comedian’s saboteur, the investigation sends the friends on a wild ride through River Heights to discover the culprit. Nancy Drew Diaries No. 17
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The Fastest Finish by Catherine Hapka
Teams of young ninjas prepare for the final round of the first-ever Junior Ninja competition in Hollywood, where finalists Izzy and JJ become the stars of a hit show before they are challenged by a wildcard episode involving an elite new competitor. Junior Ninja Champion No. 2
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Flight of the Bluebird by Kara Lareau. Illus by Jen Hill.
In a series conclusion, Jaundice and Kale Bland are rescued from a decimated Dullsville by high-flying aviatrix Beatrix Airdale before finding themselves in Egypt, investigating the mysteries surrounding a magical scarab. By the Geisel Award-winning author of the Infamous Ratsos series. Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters No. 3
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Freya & Zoose by Emily Butler. Illus by Jennifer Thermes.
Craving adventure despite her upbringing as a proper and dignified rockhopper penguin, Freya hops aboard a hot-air balloon expedition to the North Pole before an accident forces her to partner with a wisecracking mouse stowaway in order to survive.
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Genesis Begins Again by Alicia Williams
A 13-year-old girl who is so oppressed by low self-esteem that she keeps a list of the things she hates about herself must overcome internalized racism and a verbally abusive family to learn to love herself. A first novel.
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Hephaistos: God of Fire by George O’Connor
A latest entry in the best-selling series traces the story of the god of forge and fire, Hephaistos, who is scorned by his fellow gods despite making beautifully crafted gifts and weapons, before he orchestrates a plan to win their respect. Olympians No. 11
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How to Properly Dispose of Planet Earth by Paul Noth
A follow-up to How to Sell Your Family to the Aliens finds 10-year-old Happy Conklin, Jr. rallying the courage to speak to his crush while inadvertently opening a black hole in his middle school that threatens to swallow up the solar system.
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The Ice Garden by Guy Jones
Exploring the world by night because of her sun allergy, imaginative Jess writes stories to her only friend, a boy in a coma, before discovering a seemingly magical garden made entirely of ice. A first novel.
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The Light Jar by Lisa Thompson
Taking refuge in an abandoned cottage in the woods after fleeing an emotionally abusive situation, Nate struggles to rally the courage to survive on his own while finding unexpected comfort in the form of a treasure-seeking girl and a friend from the past. By the author of The Goldfish Boy.
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Lunar Blitz by Jeff Chen
A talented quarterback finds the future of his moon colony in his hands when he seeks to reverse a string of championship losses by recruiting an unpopular star rocketback from an exiled world. A first novel. Ultraball No. 1
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The New Age by Chris d’Lacey
A conclusion to the bestselling saga follows the rise of a dark dragon amid unsettling rumors before Gabrial and Grendel are forced to travel beyond the ends of the Erth to save their two young wearlings. By the best-selling author of the Last Dragon Chronicles. Erth Dragons No. 3
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One-Third Nerd by Gennifer Choldenko. Illus by Eglantine Ceulemans.
Fifth-grader Liam, his shy science-loving sister Dakota and his popular sister, Izzy, a girl with Down syndrome, put their minds together to figure out how to afford a trip to the veterinarian to save their faithful German shepherd.
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Outwalkers by Fiona Shaw
A high-suspense survival story set in near-future England follows the harrowing experiences of an Academy orphanage escapee who joins a strict band of child outcasts to fulfill a promise to his parents and escape the country. A first children’s book by the author of Tell It to the Bees.
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Peasprout Chen, Battle of Champions by Henry Lien
The second book in a Taiwanese-inspired middle-grade fantasy finds Peasprout Chen striving to reclaim her place as the champion of Wu Liu, an art form that blends figure skating with martial arts, but the new school year brings fresh competition in the form of an impressive transfer student who thwart’s Peasprout’s dreams. Peasprout Chen No. 2
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Prank Wars by Matt Stanton
When a prank war breaks out just before the big overnight class trip, Max plots an uproarious prank involving gunker dragons, duck smugglings and lethal superbeans. By the illustrator of The Moose Is Loose. Funny Kid No. 3
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The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart
Living on the road in an old school bus with her dad after losing her mother and sisters, 12-year-old Coyote devises an elaborate plan to convince her father to make a first trip home to Washington state in five years, a journey marked by an eclectic group of passengers they meet along the way.
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Secondhand Wishes by Anna Staniszewski
Struggling to keep her life in balance while worrying about her little brother’s serious health problems, Lexi finds a bag of wishing stones in an antique shop and makes wishes that come true in funny and unexpected ways.
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The Soccer Secret by Mike Lupica
When an identical team soccer jersey as his own is mailed to Zach’s home, 8-year-old twins Zach and Zoe are on the case to discover who the jersey belongs to and why they would mail it to Zach, in the fourth book of the sports-themed chapter book mystery series by the New York Times best-selling author. Zach and Zoe Mysteries No. 4
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TBH, Too Much Drama by Lisa Greenwald
Looking forward to an epic summer as the final week of sixth grade commences, best friends Cece, Prianka and Gabby coordinate school spirit activities through texts, emails and notes that also document the events surrounding a humiliating viral post. TBH No. 3
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A Tear in the Ocean by H. M. Bouwman. Illus by Yuko Shimizu.
A companion to A Crack in the Sea finds a future king Putnam’s efforts to save Raftworld hampered by a stowaway who is attempting to escape from an abusive family member, while 100 years in the past, Rayel discovers an astonishing power before a profound sadness infects her world.
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The Terrible Two’s Last Laugh by Mac Barnett & Jory John. Illus by Kevin Cornell.
A conclusion to the best-selling series finds Miles and Niles plotting an epic prank for their final year at school, an effort that is hampered by the return of a vengeful nemesis. Co-written by the Caldecott Honor-winning author of Extra Yarn. Terrible Two No. 4
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The Test of Time by Geronimo Stilton
When Professor Volt’s latest time machine accidentally transports Helen of Troy, Attila the Hun, Charlemagne, Christopher Columbus and the gang’s triceratops friend, Tops, into the present day, Geronimo Stilton and his companions climb aboard to restore everyone to their proper place before history is changed. Geronimo Stilton Journeys Through Time No. 6
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Then Everything Went Wrong by Judd Winick
Visiting his home planet with D.J., Hilo the space boy discovers that everything he believed has been turned upside down and that he needs more help than he realized. By the author of Pedro and Me. Hilo No. 5
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Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Start a Club by Accident by Julie Falatko
Loving school so much that they decide to hang out with a new friend while he attends an after-school activity, Sassy and Waldo raid the cafeteria’s refrigerator, triggering antics that lead to the accidental formation of a new school club. By the author of the Snappsy the Alligator series. Two Dogs in a Trench Coat No. 2
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The Unteachables by Gordon Korman
A notorious class of misfits, delinquents and academic underachievers, isolated away from the rest of their school, embark on a year of unexpected changes with a burned-out teacher who has been shattered by a cheating scandal. By the author of Restart.
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The Whispers by Gregg Howard
Believing in fairies that grant wishes if given proper tributes, 11-year-old Riley wishes for help with many difficult challenges, from being bullied to an unrequited crush, before the disappearance of his mother compels him to seek out the fairies he hopes will bring her back home.
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Who in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? by Rebecca Tinker
Endlessly pursued by ACME and Interpol, the mysterious red-clad Carmen Sandiego shares her backstory for the first time in a middle-grade novelization based on the Netflix animated series.
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Wings of Olympus by Kallie George
In this heartfelt two-book series set in ancient Greece, orphan Pippa and her winged horse, Zephyr, must confront the greatest challenge of their lives: achieving victory in the death-defying race across the sky in order to avoid being separated by the gods forever.
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The Wishbreaker by Tyler Whitesides
A sequel to The Wishmakers finds Ace and Ridge reuniting to rescue Tina from her rogue genie captor, an effort that is complicated by an unlikely partnership. By the author of the Janitors series. Wishmakers No. 2
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