Here we round up new and forthcoming children’s titles including a wintry picture book, the story of a transgender girl, a book about an exuberant boy, a YA thriller, and more.
Cozy by Jan Brett. Putnam, $18.99; ISBN 978-0-593-10979-3. As in Brett’s classic The Mitten, a group of animals seeks refuge from the winter cold in a cramped hideout in this picture book.
My Rainbow by DeShanna Neal and Trinity Neal, illus. by Art Twink. Kokila, $17.99; ISBN 978-1-9848-1460-9. In their #OwnVoices picture book debut, mother-daughter duo and transgender rights advocates DeShanna and Trinity Neal center a Black transgender girl looking for hair that suits her gender expression. The picture book earned a starred review from PW.
Sullivan, Who Is Always Too Loud by Micol Ostow, illus. by Brian Biggs. Roaring Brook, $18.99; ISBN 978-1-250-30772-9. This picture book should be a boon for often-misunderstood exuberant children while modeling compassionate behavior for the adults who love them.
You Were Never Here by Kathleen Peacock. HarperTeen, $17.99; ISBN 978-0-06-300251-7. Mary Catherine Montgomery—a self-deprecating New Yorker with a taste for vintage and indie music—narrates this crafty, well-paced thriller centered on a missing friend.
The Blue Table by Chris Raschka. Greenwillow, $17.99; ISBN 978-0-06-293776-6. Spare text and images center the titular cerulean table, around which a small family—and later, a second—gathers to share meals and gratitude. The picture book earned a starred review from PW.
Dinosaurs Are Not Extinct: Real Facts About Real Dinosaurs by Drew Sheneman. HarperCollins, $18.99; ISBN 978-0-06-297234-7. This informative and engaging nonfiction picture book, created with font and dialogue balloons that give it an accessible, comics-like style, is sure to captivate young dinosaur fans with the facts and history behind dinosaurs and their feathery modern relatives: birds.
Foreshadow: Stories to Celebrate the Magic of Reading and Writing YA edited by Nova Ren Suma and Emily X.R. Pan. Algonquin, $16.95; ISBN 978-1-64375-079-8. This volume is part showcase of culturally diverse new voices from online magazine Foreshadow, and part beginners’ writing textbook.
For more children’s and YA titles on sale throughout the month of October, check out PW’s full On-Sale Calendar.