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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.

March 2019

Hardcover

A Fire Story by Brian Fies - Environment, Family, Graphic Novel, Memoir, Nature, Young Adult 13+

Harry N. Abrams | 9781419735851 | Published March 5, 2019

Author Brian Fies’s firsthand account of this tragic event is an honest, unflinching depiction of his personal experiences, including losing his house and every possession he and his wife had that didn’t fit into the back of their car. As the fires continued to burn through the area, Brian hastily pulled together A FIRE STORY and posted it online --- it immediately went viral. He is now expanding his original webcomic to include environmental insight and the fire stories of his neighbors and others in his community. 

Great White Shark Adventure (Fabien Cousteau Expeditions) written by Fabien Cousteau and James O. Fraioli with illustrations by Joe St.Pierre - Adventure, Animals , Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Youth Fiction

Margaret K. McElderry Books | 9781534420878 | Published March 5, 2019

Junior explorers Bella and Marcus join famed explorer Fabien Cousteau and his research team as they embark on an ocean journey off the coast of South Africa, where the world’s largest concentrations of great white sharks are found. Their mission is to investigate a sighting of a massive white shark, and tag it so they can track and protect it. Dramatic, graphic illustrations and a compelling story help young readers discover tons of facts about sharks and other marine creatures. Children will also learn the many damaging myths about sharks, why they are so misunderstood and what is being done to protect them from further exploitation and possible extinction.

Rocket to the Moon!: Big Ideas That Changed the World #1 by Don Brown - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Children's Nonfiction, History, Science

Amulet Books | 9781419734045 | Published March 5, 2019

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong took “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” when the Apollo 11 landed on the moon. ROCKET TO THE MOON! explores the people and technology that made the moon landing possible. Instead of examining one person’s life, it focuses on the moon landing itself, showing the events leading up to it and how it changed the world. The book takes readers through the history of rocket building: from ancient Chinese rockets, to “bombs bursting in air” during the War of 1812, to Russia’s Sputnik program, to the moon landing. 

Apocalypse Taco by Nathan Hale - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Science Fiction, Youth Fiction

Harry N. Abrams | 9781419733734 | Published March 26, 2019

Sid, Axl and Ivan volunteer to make a late-night fast-food run for the high school theater crew, and when they return, they find copies of themselves onstage. As they look closer, they begin to realize that the world around them isn’t quite right. Turns out, when they went to the taco place across town, they actually crossed into an alien dimension that’s eerily similar to their world. Now the group will have to use their wits, their truck and even their windshield scraper to escape! But they may be too late. They may now be copies themselves...

Paperback

The Breakaways by Cathy Johnson - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship, Graphic Novel, Sports

First Second | 9781626723573 | Published March 5, 2019

Quiet, sensitive Faith starts middle school already worrying about how she will fit in. To her surprise, Amanda, a popular eighth grader, convinces her to join the school soccer team, the Bloodhounds. Having never played soccer in her life, Faith ends up on the C team, a ragtag group that’s way better at drama than at teamwork. Although they are awful at soccer, Faith and her teammates soon form a bond both on and off the soccer field that challenges their notions of loyalty, identity, friendship and unity.

The Iliad by Gareth Hinds - Adventure, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Military, Mythology, Young Adult 13+

Candlewick | 9780763696634 | Published March 5, 2019

More than 3,000 years ago, two armies faced each other in an epic battle that rewrote history and came to be known as the Trojan War. In this stunning graphic novel adaptation, Gareth Hinds captures all the grim glory of Homer's epic. Dynamic illustrations take readers directly to the plains of Troy, into the battle itself, and lay bare the complex emotions of the men, women and gods whose struggles fueled the war and determined its outcome.

Big Nate: Payback Time! by Lincoln Peirce - Children's, Children's 7-11, Comic Books, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Humor, Youth Fiction

Andrews McMeel Publishing | 9781449497743 | Published March 19, 2019

Look out, Big Nate fans --- it’s payback time! In this brand-new collection of Big Nate comics, Nate develops a mysterious allergy to Mrs. Godfrey, wages epic snowball fights with Teddy and Francis and even takes a nervous newbie under his wing during detention. But after a disastrous run-in with Randy in the cafetorium, our hero faces a dreaded after-school showdown on the soccer field. Will Nate survive or get kicked around?