Here we round up new and forthcoming children’s titles, including a nonfiction look at the history of music, a board book about a political baby, a middle grade graphic novel adaptation, and more.
Week of December 16
Turn It Up!: A Pitch-Perfect History of Music That Rocked the World edited by National Geographic Kids. National Geographic Children’s, $19.99; ISBN 978-1-4263-3541-9. This ambitious and notably inclusive middle grade nonfiction title crams a lot of music history into a single volume.
Week of December 23
Future President by Lori Alexander, illus. by Allison Black. Cartwheel, $8.99; ISBN 978-1-338-31224-9. “Could you be president?” Alexander asks readers of this entry in the Future Baby board book series.
Karen’s Witch by Ann M. Martin, adapted and illustrated by Katy Farina. Graphix, $18.99; ISBN 978-1-338-35611-3. Thirty years after Martin branched off from the Baby-Sitters Club with the Little Sister books, this full-color graphic novel adaptation revives their tried-and-true plots, a perfect entry point for readers new to the series.
I, Cosmo by Carlie Sorosiak. Walker Books US, $16.99; ISBN 978-1-5362-0769-9. Narrator Cosmo, a 13-year-old hound, may be getting up there in dog years and suffering from slight arthritis, but he remains dedicated to his purpose in life: “doggedly” protecting his boy—12-year-old Max—and his family. The book earned a starred review from PW.
For more children’s and YA titles on sale throughout the month of December, check out PW’s full On-Sale Calendar.