Picture book and graphic novel sequels hitting shelves next month include a second grade activist appealing City Hall for change, the seventh in a bestselling series about a heroine princess, fun facts about hawks, and more.
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez
This latest picture book in the Questioneers series, after Ada Twist, Scientist, introduces another impressive second grader from Ms. Greer’s class. Sofia Valdez, “a real-life go-getter,” endeavors to improve her community by petitioning for a park after her abuelo suffers a fall at the local landfill.
The Princess in Black and the Bathtime Battle
Something is rotten in the kingdom of Princess Magnolia in the seventh installment of this bestselling series, following The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare. It’s up to Magnolia’s eponymous alter ego to ferret out the source of the stench and save the day with the help of other masked royals from neighboring realms.
The Truth About Hawks
In the sixth installment in the nonfiction Truth About Your Favorite Animals series, Eaton reveals a selection of facts about hawks, paired with comic-style illustrations and speech bubbles.
The Midwinter Witch
Following The Witch Boy and The Hidden Witch, this conclusion to Aster’s story features the boy witch at his family’s Midwinter Festival, where he plans to compete in the annual tournament. Meanwhile, Ariel attempts to discover the truth about her past, but both characters’ goals are disrupted when evil is revealed at the reunion.
I Do Not Like That Name
Herb the rabbit and his human friend Sophie redeem six box tops for an elephant in this companion to I Do Not Like Al’s Hat. When the elephant arrives nameless, the duo explains the importance of names and helps the elephant select the perfect one.
Edison Beaker, Creature Seeker: The Lost City
Aspiring Creature Seeker Edison Beaker and his younger sister Tesla return in this sequel to Edison Beaker, Creature Seeker: The Night Door, a fantastical middle grade graphic novel by Eisner nominee Cammuso.
The Dinky Donkey
The 2009 New Zealand picture book The Wonky Donkey became a surprise bestseller last year after a video read aloud by a Scottish grandmother went viral. Its creators return with this second picture book, which showcases Wonky Donkey’s daughter, a dinky donkey, in another humorous rhyming tale.