Picture book sequels hitting shelves this month include a biography of Martin Luther King Jr.; more onomatopoeia-filled adventures of snakes; a close-up on an Impressionist artist; and more.

Froggy Builds a Snowman

by Jonathan London, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz (Viking, Jan. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-984836-36-6)

In the latest installment of this more-than-20-book series, Froggy enjoys the Winter Carnival with his classmates and principal, and finally gets to build a snowman and start a snowball fight after participating in other fun snow activities.

Little People, Big Dreams: Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, illus. by Mai Ly Degnan (Frances Lincoln, Jan. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-711-24567-9)

Featuring facts, photos, and further backmatter reading, this new edition from the popular Little People, Big Dreams series focuses on the life of the civil rights hero.

Portrait of an Artist:
Claude Monet

by Lucy Brownridge, illus. by Caroline Bonne-Müller (Wide Eyed Editions, Jan. 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-4877-9)

This picture book biography, the latest in the Portrait of an Artist series, focuses on French Impressionist Claude Monet’s life, contextualized by 10 of his paintings. A closer look at the featured artwork is included in the back.

Snakes on the Job

by Kathryn Dennis (Feiwel and Friends, Jan. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-21400-3)

This follow-up to Snakes on a Train finds the busy, colorful snakes operating heavy machinery as they construct a surprise. A hissing refrain punctuates the narrative.