Among the books hitting shelves next week are the latest picture book in a series from a bestselling author, a picture book look at daily life in India, and a YA retelling of Frankenstein.
Teen Frankenstein: High School Horror by Chandler Baker. Feiwel and Friends, $17.99; ISBN 978-1-250-05874-4. A YA retelling of Shelley’s Frankenstein sets the classic novel in a high school.
Hillary Rodham Clinton: A Woman Living History by Karen Blumenthal. Feiwel and Friends, $17.99; ISBN 978-1-250-06014-3. A YA biography, including photos, of the current presidential candidate.
This Little President: A Presidential Primer by Joan Holub, illus. by Daniel Roode. S&S/Little Simon, $7.99; ISBN 978-1-4814-5850-4. A board book look at the lives of 10 presidents, written in verse.
I Hear a Pickle: And Smell, See, Touch, & Taste It, Too! by Rachel Isadora. Penguin/Paulsen, $16.99; ISBN 978-0-399-16049-3. In five color-coded sections, one for each sense, multicultural kids take turns describing things they hear, smell, see, touch, or taste.
The Hueys: What’s the Opposite? by Oliver Jeffers. Philomel, $17.99; ISBN 978-0-399-25770-4. As he did in 2014’s None the Number, Jeffers uses his bean-shaped Hueys for more concretely instructive aims in this playful exploration of basic opposites.
Going Where It’s Dark by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. Delacorte, $16.99; ISBN 978-0-553-51242-7. This YA novel follows at 13-year-old who tries to deal with his problems alone while spelunking in a network of caves he discovered.
American Ace by Marilyn Nelson. Dial, $17.99; ISBN 978-0-8037-3305-3. This novel in verse tells the story of a teen who discovers he’s possibly a descendent of the Tuskegee Airmen.
The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk by Kabir Sehgal and Surishtha Sehgal, illus. by Jess Golden. S&S/Beach Lane, $17.99; ISBN 978-1-4814-4831-4. A picture book look at daily life in India.
Nanuk the Ice Bear by Jeanette Winter. S&S/Beach Lane, $17.99; ISBN 978-1-4814-4667-9. The life of Nanuk, a polar bear in a changing polar landscape, is examined in this picture book.
For more children’s and YA titles on sale throughout the month of January, check out PW’s full On-Sale Calendar.