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Curious about what books will be released in the months ahead so you can pre-order or reserve them? Then click on the months below.

Please note we have not included every book that is coming out, but rather some that caught our eye --- and that we thought should catch yours as well.

May 2017

Hardcover

5 Worlds Book 1: The Sand Warrior Written by Mark Siegel and Alexis Siegel with illustrations by Xanthe Bouma, Matt Rockefeller and Boya Sun - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Random House Books for Young Readers | 9781101935866 | Published May 2, 2017

The Five Worlds are on the brink of extinction unless five ancient and mysterious beacons are lit. When war erupts, three unlikely heroes will discover there’s more to themselves than meets the eye...The clumsiest student at the Sand Dancer Academy, Oona Lee is a fighter with a destiny bigger than she could ever imagine. A boy from the poorest slums, An Tzu has a surprising gift and a knack for getting out of sticky situations. 
 
  
Spill Zone by Scott Westerfeld and Alex Puvilland - Adventure, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

First Second | 9781596439368 | Published May 2, 2017

Three years ago an event destroyed the small city of Poughkeepsie, forever changing reality within its borders. Uncanny manifestations and lethal dangers now await anyone who enters the Spill Zone. The Spill claimed Addison’s parents and scarred her little sister, Lexa, who hasn’t spoken since. Addison provides for her sister by photographing the Zone's twisted attractions on illicit midnight rides. Art collectors pay top dollar for these bizarre images, but getting close enough for the perfect shot can mean death --- or worse.

Paperback

Invisible Emmie by Terri Libenson - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship, Graphic Novel

Balzer + Bray | 9780062484932 | Published May 2, 2017

This is the story of two totally different girls --- quiet, shy, artistic Emmie popular, outgoing, athletic Katie --- and how their lives unexpectedly intersect one day, when an embarrassing note falls into the wrong hands...All the crushes, humiliations, boredom, and drama of middle school are compressed into one surprising day in this extraordinary novel.
Real Friends Written by Shannon Hale with illustrations by LeUyen Pham - Biography, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship, Graphic Novel, Social Issues

First Second | 9781626727854 | Published May 2, 2017

Shannon and Adrienne have been best friends ever since they were little. But one day, Adrienne starts hanging out with Jen, the most popular girl in class and the leader of a circle of friends called The Group. Everyone in The Group wants to be Jen's #1, and some girls would do anything to stay on top...even if it means bullying others. Now every day is like a roller coaster for Shannon. Will she and Adrienne stay friends? Can she stand up for herself? And is she in The Group --- or out?
 
 
Now every day is like a roller coaster for Shannon. Will she and Adrienne stay friends? Can she stand up for herself? And is she in The Group --- or out?
Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir by Maggie Thrash - Gay & Lesbian, Graphic Novel, Youth Fiction

Candlewick | 9780763687557 | Published May 9, 2017

Maggie Thrash has spent basically every summer of her  15 year-old life at the 100 year-old Camp Bellflower for Girls, set deep in the heart of Appalachia. She’s from Atlanta, she’s never kissed a guy, she’s into Backstreet Boys in a really deep way, and her long summer days are full of a pleasant, peaceful nothing...until one confounding moment. A split-second of innocent physical contact pulls Maggie into a gut-twisting love for an older, wiser and most surprising of all (at least to Maggie), female counselor named Erin. But Camp Bellflower is an impossible place for a girl to fall in love with another girl, and Maggie’s savant-like proficiency at the camp’s rifle range is the only thing keeping her heart from exploding. When it seems as if Erin maybe feels the same way about Maggie, it’s too much for both Maggie and Camp Bellflower to handle, let alone to understand.

Science Comics: Flying Machines: How the Wright Brothers Soared Written by Alison Wilgus with illustrations by Molly Brooks - Children's 9-13, Graphic Novel, Nonfiction, Science, Technology

First Second | 9781626721395 | Published May 23, 2017

 

Follow the famous aviators from their bicycle shop in Dayton, Ohio, to the fields of North Carolina where they were to make their famous flights. In an era of dirigibles and hot air balloons, the Wright Brothers were among the first innovators of heavier than air flight. But in the hotly competitive international race toward flight, Orville and Wilbur were up against a lot more than bad weather. Mechanical failures, lack of information, and even other aviators complicated the Wright Brothers’ journey.