PB: FOUND DOGS by Erica Sirotich Dial BFYR, July 18
For fans of Sandra Boynton's Doggies and a perfect fit for every preschooler's library, this adorable rhyming and counting book tallies up all the dogs at the shelter, and then counts backward as the pups are adopted Babies and toddlers will delight in counting up each wriggly, wraggly rescue pup and then counting back down as each doggie is adopted. A bright, bouncy rhyme, jubilant art, and scads of adorable dogs will have wee ones giggling for more.
MG: EMPEROR OF MARS by Patrick Samphire Holt/Christy Ottaviano Books, July 18
A missing Martian. A sinister plot. A Napoleonic spy. . . Boundless adventures await in Book 2 of The Secrets of the Dragon Tomb middle grade sci-fi series! If Edward thought life was going to be easy in Lunae City, he was very, very wrong. The moment he intercepts a thief escaping from Lady Harleston’s town house, he is caught in a terrible scheme that threatens all of Mars. Soon he’s fighting off vicious sea serpents, battling a small army of heavily armored thugs, and trying to unpick an impossible mystery. Edward doesn’t know whom he can trust. Will his family―and his entire planet―fall victim to the treacherous Emperor of Mars?
MG: New in Paperback! SECRETS OF THE DRAGON TOMB by Patrick Samphire Square Fish, July 18
Mars in 1816 is a world of high society, deadly danger, and strange clockwork machines. Pterodactyls glide through the sky, automatic servants hand out sandwiches at elegant garden parties, and in the north, the great dragon tombs hide marvels of Ancient Martian technology. Edward longs to be as daring as his adventure heroes - and he'll get his chance when his parents are kidnapped and he and his sisters must embark on a perilous journey to save them!
CB: RANGER IN TIME 6 by Kate Messner Scholastic, June 27
Time Traveling Golden Retriever Ranger travels to San Francisco and meets Lily Chen. She was sent from China to America to work as a young servant, but she dreams of studying to be a doctor. When the Great Earthquake hits, Ranger arrives in time to rescue Lily from falling beams. Together they make their way through the ruined city. But can they escape crumbling buildings and raging fires, all while facing anti-Chinese discrimination?
YA: THIS IS HOW IT HAPPENED by Paula Stokes HarperTeen, July 11
After waking up from a coma, Genevieve Grace can't remember the car crash that killed her boyfriend Dallas, a YouTuber turned teen music idol. Genevieve knows she was driving, but because of what's been reported in the media, everyone assumes the other driver, Brad Freeman, is guilty. As she slowly pieces together the night of the accident, Genevieve is hit with a sickening sense of dread--what if she's the one at fault? While the internet and social media viciously condemn Brad, Genevieve quickly realizes that she can't run away from the accident. And eventually, she will have to come to grips with what happened...and her role in it.
YA: New in Paperback! GIRL AGAINST THE UNIVERSE by Paula Stokes HarperTeen, June 6
Sixteen-year-old Maguire knows the universe is against her. No matter how many charms she buys off the internet or good luck rituals she performs each morning, horrible things happen when she's around. Like that time the roller coaster jumped off its tracks. Or the time her brother, father, and uncle were all killed in a car crash--and Maguire walked away with barely a scratch. Despite what her therapist tells her, Maguire thinks it's best to hide out in her room, far away from anyone she might accidentally hurt. But then she meets Jordy, an aspiring tennis star who wants to help her break her unlucky streak. Maguire knows that the best thing she can do for him is to stay away, but it turns out staying away may be harder than she thought.
SECRETS OF THE DRAGON TOMB by Patrick Samphire Henry Holt/Christy Ottaviano Books Release date 1/12/16
Twelve-year-old Edward dreams of being a spy, like the hero in his favorite adventure magazine. Instead, he's stuck holding his eccentric family together. When his parents are kidnapped, he leads his sisters and cousin on a mission to rescue them across the danger-filled landscape of nineteenth-century Mars.
BAKER'S MAGIC by Diane Zahler Capstone Young Readers Release date 2/1/16
Bee is an orphan, alone and starving in a poor, crumbling kingdom. She gets caught stealing a bun from a bakery, and to Bee's surprise, the baker offers her a place at his shop. As she learns to bake, Bee discovers that she has a magical power. When a new friend desperately needs her help against an evil mage, Bee finds out what big adventures can happen with just a little bit of magic.