The Magic Misfits

By Neil Patrick Harris and Alec Azam. A middle-grade debut by the beloved actor and best-selling author of Choose Your Own Autobiography follows the experiences of a young New England street magician who teams up with other talented street kids to protect their community from a greedy crime boss.

The Caldera

By John Flanagan. Returning home for the annual warrior competition, Hal and the Herons are reunited with someone from their past and embark on a high-risk mission to rescue the Empress’s son from pirate kidnappers.


By Mafi Tahereh. Laylee, thirteen, is nearly worn out from washing and packaging corpses for the Otherwhere and being shunned by villagers when two strangers, Alice and Oliver, arrive determined to help.

How to Find an Elephant

By Kate Banks. A boy provides instructions as he searches high and low for an elephant, which the reader can find in the illustrations.

Ship of Dolls

By Shirley Parenteau. In 1926, eleven-year-old Lexie Lewis seeks to leave her strict grandparents in Portland and reunite with her singer mother in San Francisco, so when she hears that her class is sending a doll to Japan by way of San Francisco, she seizes her chance

The Secret of Nightingale Wood

By Lucy Strange. Finding herself alone in the wake of her mother’s illness, her father’s job abroad and her caregiver’s busy schedule, Henrietta, a girl growing up in the early 20th century, explores ghostly secrets in her new home. A first novel.

Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth

By Oliver Jeffers. A user’s guide to life on Earth, designed for a new baby, covers such topics as the Earth’s physical characteristics, the people and animals who live on it, and how to get the most out of life.

The Big Lie

By Julie Mayhew. A tale set in an alternate-world modern England under a Nazi regime finds the sheltered teen daughter of the Greater German Reich questioning what it means to be good and how far she is willing to go to break the rules.

All the Crooked Saints

By Maggie Stiefvater. When Daniel Soria, the current saint of Bicho Raro, Colorado, violates the family’s greatest taboo, Beatriz and Joaquin, along with the pilgrims, must drive off the darkness.

The Doldrums and the Helmsley Curse

By Nicholas Gannon. A stand-alone sequel to The Doldrums finds an overjoyed Archer anticipating the imminent return of his famous explorer grandparents, whose high-profile disappearance onto an iceberg years earlier is being denounced as a hoax.