Next month, novel sequels feature fantasy feuds, middle grade adventures—and Richard Nixon.

Ghosts of the Shadow Market

by Cassandra Clare et al. (S&S/McElderry, June 4, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3362-5)

This short story collection includes 31 collected works—including two new stories—by Clare and multiple authors, which unfold within the Shadowhunter Universe.

Shout Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts

by Esta Spalding, illus. by Lee Gatlin (Tundra, June 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6451-9)

The Fitzgerald-Trout siblings return in a sequel to Look Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts and Knock About with the Fitzgerald-Trouts. After their houseboat is lost, Kim sets out to find a new home, potentially in the ruins of a castle.

Sing With Me, Lucy McGee

by Mary Amato, illus. by Jessica Meserve (Holiday House, June 4, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3876-1)

Protagonist Lucy McGee returns in Amato’s second title in the chapter book series. Lucy is ready to perform in a talent show with her friend Phillip Lee, but when a peer steals their lyrics, conflict erupts.

War of the Bastards

by Andrew Shvarts (Disney-Hyperion, June 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-6764-1)

In this conclusion to the Royal Bastards fantasy trilogy, protagonist Tilla and her fellow rebels prepare for the impending attack of bloodmages under the control of the Inquisitor Miles Hampstedt.


by Ellen Goodlett (Little, Brown, June 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-51535-1)

Goodlett debuted with her fantasy novel, Rule. In the sequel, sisters Ren, Zofi, and Akeylah seek to inherit the throne from their dying father, but as their secrets are threatened to be exposed, they must learn to trust one another to ensure their survival.

The Time Museum

by Matthew Loux (First Second, June 11, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-59643-850-7)

In volume two of the Time Museum graphic novel duology, Delia and her time-traveling peers voyage to the past to save a historical alliance—with Richard Nixon in tow.

The Castle in the Sea

by Mardi McConnochie (Pajama Press, June 14, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-083-3)

McConnochie follows The Flooded Earth with a second story about twins Annalie and Will Wallace, who are searching for their missing father in the aftermath of a global disaster. McConnochie blends elements of climate fiction and adventure in this middle grade trilogy.

The Curse of Greg

by Chris Rylander (Putnam, June 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-3975-1)

In The Legend of Greg, the first in the Epic Series of Failures series, Greg Belmont learned that he is a dwarf and that an ancient battle between the Elves and Dwarves is waging. Now, mythical creatures are threatening Earth, and it’s up to Greg to save the day.

Carnival Catastrophe

by Natalie Lloyd (HarperCollins/Tegen, June 25, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-242824-0)

In the second book in the Problim Children series, the seven magical siblings are on a quest to win the contests at the  Corn Dog Carnival and save their mother from a villain.

Nadya Skylung and the Masked Kidnapper

by Jeff Seymour, illus. by Brett Helquist (Putnam, June 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-3868-6)

In this second middle grade adventure following Nadya Skylung and the Cloudship Rescue, heroine Nadya and her crew aboard the cloudship Orion are on a quest to locate kidnapped skylung and cloudling children, and must face off against a ruthless villain.