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The Most-Anticipated Books of 2023

One of the greatest parts of a new year is anticipating the release and arrival of new books. This week our librarians compiled a list of their most-anticipated books coming to Wickson Library’s shelves in 2023. Here’s a sneak peek of a few titles we are looking forward to:


  • Here We Go Digging for Dinosaur Bones by Susan Lendroth. Set to the tune of "Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush,” this exciting board book will inspire some future paleontologists.

  • Vivi Loves Science: Sink or Float by Kimberly Derting. An EZ Reader all about girls in the science field for little readers.

  • Chloe's Lunar New Year by Lily Lamotte. This picture book follows a Taiwanese family as they prepare for the Lunar New Year celebration. This story focuses on the love of a family and shares a new culture with young readers.

  • What is the Story of Nancy Drew? by Dana M. Rau. Our Who Was/Is...? book series continues to grow with this chapter book all about the famous Nancy Drew, who first appeared in 1930 and remains a popular character today.

  • Kids Cook Dinner: 23 Healthy, Budget-Friendly Meals by Deanna F. Cook. This is one of 5 kid-friendly cookbooks that we’ll be adding to our collection in January.


  • The Swallowtail Legacy 2: Betrayal by the Book by Michael D. Beil. A writer’s conference brings twelve-year-old Lark’s favorite author—and a suspicious death—to Swallowtail Island.

  • School Trip (New Kid Graphic Novel #3) by Jerry Craft. The gang from Riverdale Academy Day is heading to Paris for an international education, but the trip takes an unexpected turn when faculty guides are replaced, friendships are tested, and they are immersed in a new culture.

  • Moon Rising (Wings of Fire Graphic Novel #6) by Tui T. Sutherland. Peace has come to Pyrrhia until Moon finds herself bombarded with strange thoughts about mysterious dragons and an encroaching enemy. Will she choose to stay hidden and safe? Or risk everything to save her new friends?

  • The Stolen Heir: A novel of Elfhame by Holly Black. A runaway queen. A reluctant prince. And a quest that may destroy them both.

  • Nine Liars (Truly Devious #5) by Maureen Johnson. When David invites Stevie and her friends to join him to study abroad in London, she is introduced to a double-murder cold case that consumes her. The case was assumed to be a burglary gone wrong, but she saw something she can’t explain. Someone’s lying about what happened in the woodshed.


  • I Have Some Questions for You by Rebecca Makkai. A successful film professor and podcaster, Bodie Kane is content to forget her past, especially the murder of her former roommate, Thalia Keith, but when the Granby School invites her back to teach a course, Bodie is inescapably drawn to the case and its increasingly apparent flaws.

  • Take What You Need by Idra Novey. When Leah’s stepmom dies, she must return to the Allegheny Mountains of Appalachia to sort through Jean’s belongings, but what she finds inside the house astonishes her.

  • The Half Moon by Mary Beth Keane. Malcolm Gephardt, the handsome and gregarious longtime bartender at the Half Moon, follows his dream and opens a bar upon his boss’ retirement, but he quickly realizes his customers don’t like change.

  • Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano. From the New York Times bestselling author of Dear Edward comes a poignant and engrossing family story that asks: Can love make a broken person whole?

  • Hang the Moon by Jeannette Walls. From the New York Times bestselling author of The Glass Castle, comes a new novel about a spirited young woman in Virginia during Prohibition.

There are so many other new books we can’t wait to share with you in 2023! Be sure to stop into the library to check out our “New Book” sections all year long. If you aren’t sure where they are located, don’t hesitate to ask one of our friendly librarians for help. As always, happy reading! And Happy New Year!

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