Here we round up new and forthcoming children’s titles, including a YA novel about a teen’s addiction, a picture book about a Haitian tradition, and a familiar friendship tune adapted to a picture book.
Point of View by Patrick Bard, trans. from the French by Françoise Bui. Delacorte, $17.99; ISBN 978-1-9848-5176-5. In his first YA novel to be translated into English, French writer Bard tackles a provocative subject—a teen’s addiction to pornography—with objectivity and unabashed honesty.
Freedom Soup by Tami Charles, illus. by Jacqueline Alcántara. Candlewick, $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-7636-8977-3. Complete with a soup recipe and a personal note from Charles (Like Vanessa), this picture book about a girl and her grandmother in the kitchen honors family and Haitian history. The book earned a starred review from PW.
With a Little Help from My Friends by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, illus. by Henry Cole. Little Simon, $17.99; ISBN 978-1-534429-83-3. In this picture book adaptation of the popular Beatles song, two shrinking violets find friendship through a shared tune.
For more children’s and YA titles on sale throughout the month of December, check out PW’s full On-Sale Calendar.