Here we round up new and forthcoming children’s titles including a book about parents going to school, a robot that makes a new friend, and a graphic novel memoir about WWII.
Sorry, Grown-Ups, You Can’t Go to School! by Christina Geist, illus. by Tim Bowers. Random House, $17.99; ISBN 978-1-5247-7084-6. The creators of Buddy’s Bedtime Battery offer a hyperbolic riff on a common picture-book conceit: parents touting the joys of school to reluctant offspring.
Ultrabot’s First Playdate by Josh Schneider. Clarion, $17.99; ISBN 978-1-328-49013-1. Ultrabot, a gigantic, rust-colored robot with a barrel-shaped torso and a spindly antenna, lives with its human professor in a “top-secret laboratory on Primrose Lane.” When the professor arranges a playdate for Ultrabot with a new friend, it panics.
They Called Us Enemy by George Takei et al. Top Shelf, $19.99; ISBN 978-1-60309-450-4. Takei, best known for his role on the original Star Trek, relates the story of his family’s internment during WWII, in this moving and layered graphic memoir.
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