Picture book and graphic novel sequels hitting shelves next month include stories about a wild storm, a trip to Washington, D.C., a girl who is transformed into a troll, and more.

Bruce’s Big Storm

by Ryan T. Higgins (Disney-Hyperion, Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-3680-2622-2)

In this newest addition to the Mother Bruce series, Bruce and his friends learn a valuable lesson about teamwork and helping others when a wild storm descends on Sleepy Hollow.

Grace Goes to Washington

by Kelly DiPucchio, illus. by LeUyen Pham (Disney-Hyperion, Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-02433-4)

Grace heads to Washington, D.C., in this follow-up to Grace for President, where she and her classmates learn about how the government makes decisions and what it means to be a true public servant.

Hilda and the Mountain King

by Luke Pearson (Flying Eye, Sept. 3, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-9111-7117-1)

Blue-haired Hilda finds herself in the body of a troll at the top of this sixth and final adventure in the Hilda series, soon to be a Netflix TV show. Can Hilda stop Ahlberg and his safety patrol before they use their secret weapon to destroy the trolls and Hilda, too?

Jack Blasts Off!

by Mac Barnett, illus. by Greg Pizzoli (Viking, Sept. 3, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-5931-1385-1)

Irreverent Jack is back in this second book for emerging readers, following Hi, Jack, and an exasperated Lady exiles the mischievous rabbit and the canine Rex to the dark side of the moon.

Noodleheads Fortress of Doom

by Tedd Arnold, Martha Hamilton, and Mitch Weiss (Holiday House, Sept. 3, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4001-6)

In the fourth book in the Noodleheads easy reader series, the Noodlehead brothers endeavor to build a fortress of doom, but progress is

Princess Arabella Is a Big Sister

by Mylo Freeman (Cassava Republic, Sept. 3, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-9111-1572-4)

The titular Princess Arabella wishes for a younger sibling in this humorous fifth series entry, and has trouble deciding whether she’d rather have a young sister or brother⁠—but a surprise twist brings the unexpected.


by Randy Cecil (Candlewick, Sept. 10, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-3397-4)

This companion to 2016’s Lucy, told in Cecil’s cinematic and meticulously detailed style, introduces readers to Douglas, a daring movie theater mouse who stows away in the pocket of a moviegoer and must find his way back home.

It’s Me, Two

by Jim Benton (Graphix, Sept. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-3383-2603-1)

The snarky blue feline Catwad and his friend Blurmp explore fine art, travel to an alternate reality, and get into gaming in the second installment of the Catwad graphic novel series

The Tea Dragon Festival

by Katie O’Neill (Oni, Sept. 17, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-6201-0655-6)

O’Neill returns to the magical world introduced in The Tea Dragon Society in this prequel to the original story following young dragon Aedhan and his new friend, human Rinn, as they unravel the mystery of the dragon’s enchanted 80-year slumber.

My Tooth Is LOST!

by Drew Daywalt, illus. by Olivier Tallec (Scholastic/Orchard, Sept. 17, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-3381-4388-1)

Best friends Monkey and Cake contend with a lost tooth in this third adventure in the early reader series from Daywalt and Tallec.

Snail & Worm All Day

by Tina Kügler (HMH, Sept. 24, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-3580-6364-3)

This third book in the Snail & Worm illustrated series features three stories about cooperation and discovery brimming with humor and sincerity.