Hitting shelves next week are a picture book about a noisy apartment building, a middle grade novel about a girl coming of age between two worlds, and a YA novel about a boy who grapples with grief and guilt.
Noisy Night by Mac Barnett, illus. by Brian Biggs. Roaring Brook, $16.99; ISBN 978-1-59643-967-2. This picture book explores the cacophonous noises on all 10 floors of an apartment building..
Survivors Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz by Michael Bornstein and Debbie Bornstein Holinstat. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $16.99; ISBN 978-0-374-30571-0. After Bornstein discovered an image of himself as a child with other young Auschwitz survivors being used as Holocaust-denying propaganda, he resolved to research his history and share his memories in this middle grade book. The book earned a starred review from PW.
Priscilla Gorilla by Barbara Bottner, illus. by Michael Emberley. Atheneum/Dlouhy, $17.99; ISBN 978-1-4814-5897-9. In a humorous and unsentimental take on childhood, the team behind Miss Brooks Loves Books (And I Don’t) and other titles introduces Priscilla, a gorilla-obsessed first grader. The book earned a starred review from PW.
The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco. Sourcebooks Fire, $17.99; ISBN 978-1-4926-3582-6. In this YA fantasy, the start of the Bone Witch series, a young woman with the ability to raise and control the dead becomes embroiled in a struggle for power and acceptance in a world that fears her kind.
Touch the Earth by Julian Lennon and Bart Davis, illus. by Smiljana Coh. Sky Pony, $17.99; ISBN 978-1-5107-2083-1. Lennon’s debut picture book, first in a planned trilogy, asks readers to hop aboard a magical airplane, the White Feather Flier, a name inspired by his father and by his own environmental and humanitarian foundation.
Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me by Lily Collins. HarperCollins, $18.99; ISBN 978-0-06-247301-1. In this YA memoir, the actress presents essays exploring physical and emotional issues with which young women struggle.
All Ears, All Eyes by Richard Jackson, illus. by Katherine Tillotson. Athenuem/Dlouhy, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-1-4814-1571-2. In this picture book, Jackson (In Plain Sight) captures human perceptions of the forest at twilight. The book earned a starred review from PW.
Alexander Hamilton: The Making of America by Teri Kanefield. Abrams, $16.95; ISBN 978-1-4197-2578-4. Tapping into ongoing Hamilton-mania, Kanefield (The Extraordinary Suzy Wright) revisits America’s formative years in a biography that illuminates the personality and politics of Alexander Hamilton, spotlighting his role in shaping the structure of the U.S. government and economy.
Bloom by Deborah Diesen, illus. by Mary Lundquist. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $16.99; ISBN 978-0-374-30250-4. In this picture book ode to spring, a mother and daughter plant a garden together.
Fish Girl by Donna Jo Napoli and David Wiesner, illus. by David Wiesner. Clarion, $17.99; ISBN 978-0-547-48393-1. In this illustrated middle grade novel, Wiesner and Napoli team up to tell an unsettling tale of self-discovery, in which a young mermaid who stars in a boardwalk aquarium show begins to question her circumstances after a human girl offers her friendship.
My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish: Jurassic Carp by Mo O’Hara. Feiwel and Friends, $12.99; ISBN 978-1-250-06357-1. The latest installment of this madcap middle grade series follows the mutant zombie goldfish as he encounters another of his kind.
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. Clarion, $17.99; ISBN 978-0-544-58650-5. In the latest YA novel from the author of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, protagonist Sal is devastated when he learns that his beloved grandmother is dying of cancer, and grapples with the violent impulses within him that surface after he is bullied at school. The book earned a starred review from PW.
Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse. Poppy, $17.99; ISBN 978-0-316-39111-5. Sophia has lived in Japan and other countries during her itinerant life, but her family is preparing to leave Tokyo to return to the U.S., leaving her seven days to do all her favorite things. But the arrival of Jamie, a boy from her past, upends Sophia’s final week in town and may promise romance.
Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner. Crown, $17.99; ISBN 978-0-553-52406-2. In this YA novel from the author of The Serpent King, Carver Briggs feels responsible when his three best friends are killed in a car accident. When one friend’s grandmother suggests they pay tribute to the deceased by spending a “goodbye day” swapping stories and doing what he loved, Carver finds a chance for catharsis. The book earned a starred review from PW.
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