In this roundup of the best-reviewed BookLife titles, we highlight a supernatural coming-of-age novel, a picture book about farts, and the first in a fantasy series.

The Substance of All Things

Sam Harris

Synopsis: An adolescent with supernatural power grapples with grief.

PW’s Takeaway: A deeply felt, finely tuned story.

The Ukinhan Wilds

Eldon Thompson

Synopsis: Thompson kicks off his Warder series with this adrenaline-charged story.

PW’s Takeaway: Fantasy fans won’t want to put this down.

We Toot

Ashley Wheelock and Arwen Evans

Synopsis: A fart rings out at a sleepover party.

PW’s Takeaway: A good reminder to treat such emissions as normal occurrences.