Here we round up new and forthcoming children’s titles including a picture book biography, a zombie baseball story, and a puppy picture book.
Samuel Morse, That's Who!: The Story of the Telegraph and Morse Code by Tracy Nelson Maurer, illus. by El Primo Ramón. Holt, $18.99; ISBN 978-1-62779-130-4. In an upbeat style, Maurer conveys to young digital natives what it meant to communicate via telegraph, in this picture book biography of the device’s inventor.
Dugout: The Zombie Steals Home by Scott Morse. Graphix, $24.99; ISBN 978-1-338-18809-7. Two magical twins’ rivalry extends to the baseball field, where they pitch for separate Little League teams.
Puppy Truck by Brian Pinkney. Atheneum, $17.99; ISBN 978-1-5344-2687-0. When Carter receives a red and yellow toy truck instead of the puppy he wants, he doesn’t throw a fit. Instead, “he pet it and put a leash around it,” writes Pinkey in his latest picture book.
Cursed by Karol Ruth Silverstein. Charlesbridge Teen, $17.99; ISBN 978-1-58089-940-6. First-time author Silverstein offers an insider’s view of living with a chronic illness, in this heartfelt YA novel set in Philadelphia.
Moth by Isabel Thomas, illus. by Daniel Egnéus. Bloomsbury, $18.99; ISBN 978-1-5476-0020-5. Silvery, incandescent cover art will entice readers to this picture book about adaptation and the peppered moths of England.
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