Picture books and graphic novel sequels hitting shelves this month include the return of a beloved dog after 20 years, the impromptu rescue of a sea siren friend, an adorable alien crash landing in an unlikely place, and more.

I’m Trying to Love Rocks

by Bethany Barton (Viking, June 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-451-48095-8)

In the fourth installment in the “I’m Trying to Love...” series, Barton explains to young readers why rocks are interesting. From the Grand Canyon to volcanos to diamonds and fossils, Barton introduces geology and why rocks matter.

I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916

by Lauren Tarshis, adapted by Georgia Ball, illus. by Haus Studio (Graphix, June 2, $10.99, paper, ISBN 978-1-338-12094-3)

The second graphic novel adaptation in the “I Survived” series follows Chet Roscow, who is starting to feel at home in his uncle’s New Jersey town. But shocking news of a shark attacking swimmers not far from there  instils Chet with fear. When he spots a grey fin in the creek, he’s sure it’s his imagination... right?

Smart George

by Jules Feiffer (HarperCollins, June 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-279099-6)

In the sequel to Bark, George (1999), beloved dog George learns about numbers and math during an imaginative dream.

Libby Loves Science

by Kimberly Derting, illus. by Joelle Murray (Greenwillow, June 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294604-1)

From the creators of Cece Loves Science, this companion picture book follows Libby and her friends who are put in charge of the science booth at the school fair. The only problem is that no one is visiting their booth. Using teamwork and just a bit of chemistry, the kids work to prove that science is for everyone.

Sky Island

by Amy Chu, illus. by Janet K. Lee (Viking, June 9, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-451-48024-8)

School’s out and Trot and Cap’n Bill are looking forward to a summer of surfing in this middle grade graphic novel sequel to Sea Sirens. But when Grandpa finds a message in a bottle from Sea Siren royalty asking for help finding their kidnapped friend, the gang decides to join the rescue effort.

You Don’t Want a Dragon!

by Ame Dyckman, illus. by Liz Climo (Little, Brown, June 9, 17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-53580-9)

In the follow-up to You Don’t Want a Unicorn!, Climo’s protagonist wishes for and receives a pet dragon. Though initially thrilled, the kid quickly learns that having a dragon isn’t as awesome as they originally thought. Little do they know the perfect pet might be right around the corner.

I’m Afraid Your Teddy Is in the Principal’s Office

by Jancee Dunn, illus. by Scott Nash (Candlewick, June 16, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0198-7)

Teddy and his friends bring mayhem to the classroom in the sequel to I’m Afraid Your Teddy Is in Trouble Today. Together the kids sneak into the cafeteria to play Pizza Disc, head to the band room to put bubbles in the wind instruments, and more in this tale of uninhibited fun.

Max and Marla Are Going on a Trip

by Alexandra Boiger (Philomel, June 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51570-8)

School is out for the summer, and Max and Marla are off to Australia in this final story in the Max and Marla quartet. Making sure to pack his camera, Max wants to capture every moment of the vacation. But when he keeps missing the amazing sights while focusing on his lens, Marla knows she has to step in.

There’s an Alien in Your Book

by Tom Fletcher, illus. by Greg Abbott (Random House, June 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12512-0)

From the team behind the Who’s in Your Book series comes an adorable alien that has crash landed in your book. Readers will enjoy jiggling, bouncing, and turning their book around as they try to launch Alien back up into space—because aliens don’t belong on Earth…do they?