Picture book and graphic novel sequels hitting shelves next month include a kitten construction crew facing a wet roadblock, a third graphic novel adaptation of a popular dragon series, a globe-spanning seek-and-find family adventure, and more.
A Bridge Too Fur
The Kitten Construction Company is back in this second graphic novel for very young readers, and their latest project comes with a watery challenge. Marmalade and her kitten crew reluctantly recruit a group of slobbery, car-chasing, water-lovingdogs to complete the Mewburg bridge.
The Changeling King
In this sequel to the fantasy adventure Estranged, changeling Edmund Carter has assumed his rightful role as Cinder, king of the World Below, while Ed struggles to adjust to human life in the world above. The brothers must reunite and enlist the help of their sister, Alexis, to uncover why magic is disappearing from the world below.
The Hidden Kingdom
This third graphic novel adaptation of the Wings of Fire series follows Glory, who, despite not being a dragonet of destiny, knows she isn’t a lazy RainWing. She’s sharp and her venom is deadly, even if it’s still a secret, and she has the power to rouse the sleepy RainWing kingdom to the plight of missing dragons and into the middle of a war.
King Shaka: Zulu Legend
Following Shaka Rising: A Legend of the Warrior Prince, this story continuation finds Shaka struggling to retain power as challenges at home and from across an ocean threaten his new rule. A rogue military unit exacts revenge on its enemies; land-hungry Europeans arrive and ingratiate themselves with Shaka, plotting their own paths to power; and Shaka’s own brothers conspire in secret.
Weaver journeys with a family of tigers in this follow-up to Little One and Little Whale. Gentle text and monochromatic illustrations convey this story of cubs Puli and Seri as they search with their mother for a new home away from danger, exploring a series of unsuitable homes before finding one that’s just right.
The war rages on in the sequel to Halo: Battle Born, the newest installment in the official YA series based on the popular Halo video games. Three months after Meridian’s invasion by the alien alliance known as the Covenant, Evie, Dorian, Saskia, and Victor have been put into an accelerated training program with ONI, the Office of Naval Intelligence, but when they are sent on what seems like a simple mission, things spiral out of control.
This companion to Time for Bed, Miyuki finds the titular girl impatiently waiting for the opening of one sleepy flower. When she searches for water to wake the flower on the first day of spring, her grandfather gently encourages her to sit and watch with him, teaching a valuable lesson about patience.
Sunny Rolls the Dice
Sunny is in middle school in this third series installment, following Sunny Side Up and Swing It, Sunny. The transition is very confusing; all her best friend Deb wants to talk about is makeup, fashion, and boys and, while Sunny doesn’t mind those things, she doesn’t understand why everything suddenly revolves around them either.
Max & Ruby and Twin Trouble
Max and Ruby’s family is expanding and soon no one will be getting any sleep in this continuation of the Max & Ruby series! Luckily, Ruby knows all about babies—what they eat, how to bathe them, and where they come from—but Max has an idea about how to help, too.
Who Is the Mystery Reader?
Zoom Squirrel tries out a new superpower with help from a Mystery Reader in this sequel to the first Unlimited Squirrels book, I Lost My Tooth!
Vegetables in Holiday Underwear
Chapman celebrates the holiday season with this sequel to Vegetables in Underwear and Fruits in Suits. There’s underwear for all the best holiday activities—playing in the snow, hanging the lights, and baking cookies—claims Pea. Plus underwear makes the perfect gift.
Croc & Turtle Snow Fun!
Croc and Turtle may be different, but they’re still best friends. A beautiful snowy day and their two very different ideas about fun cause a disagreement in this follow-up to early reader Croc & Turtle.
Elbow Grease vs. Motozilla
This second book in the bestselling Elbow Grease picture book series by wrestler and entertainer Cena sets the tenacious underdog Elbow Grease against the gnarly monster machine Motozilla. Luckily, Elbow Grease can count on the help of his four brothers as he finds his self-confidence, demonstrating that teamwork is key.
The Lost Cousins: A Seek and Find Book
Looking through an old photo album, Grandad decides to whisk the children off to visit long-lost cousins scattered across the globe. Icy landscapes, bustling cities, and vivid jungles hide cousins and objects for readers to find in this third in the Lost seek-and-find adventure series, following The Lost House, The Lost Picnic, and The Lost Christmas.
Max and Marla Are Flying Together
Max and Marla are back in this third adventure, following Max and Marla Are Having a Picnic, and Max is confused by Marla’s reluctance to fly his newly constructed kite. Together, the friends learn that the best way to face your fears is with your best friend at your side.
Penny and Her Sled
In this newest Penny book, following Penny and Her Doll and Penny and Her Song, Penny receives a new sled and cannot wait to use it, but there’s one big problem: no snow. When snow fails to appear, Penny decides to use her sled for other things, learning about patience, play, and spring along the way.
Grumpy Monkey Party Time!
This follow-up to Grumpy Monkey follows Jim Panzee as he navigates social anxiety and listening to his needs when attending Porcupine’s big party where there will be—gulp—dancing.
What You Eat: Pictures and Answers for the Curious Mind
Readers will explore the science behind favorite everyday foods in this companion to Now You Know How It Works. Bold and simply designed graphics present facts about the science of food, where it comes from, and what happens behind the scenes with favorites like pizza, honey, milk, maple syrup, vegetable soup, and more.
Juno Valentine and the Fantastic Fashion Adventure
The sequel to Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes by Chen, who is the head of fashion partnerships at Instagram, follows feminist fashionista-in-training Juno as she encounters a fashion emergency. To make matters more complicated, her brother Finn has disappeared into the magical hall of shoes. Icons such as Simone Biles, Audrey Hepburn, Annie Oakley, and Michelle Obama help guide Juno in her epic chase through time.
The Foxglove Mission
In this sequel to Super Sons: The PolarShield Project the son of Superman, Jon Kent, and son of Batman, Damian “Ian” Wayne, are on the run. With their hometown in ruins and their heroic fathers away, the boys are on a mission to find a sample of the deadly virus threatening Wyndemere and Jon’s mother, Lois Lane.
In this sequel to 2018’s Sanity & Tallulah by PW Flying Start author Brooks, Sanity and Tallulah are on a field trip when they find themselves separated from the rest of the group, pursued by a pirate, and stranded on a planet that’s about to explode.