Here we round up new and forthcoming children’s titles, including a magical middle grade novel about erasing obstacles, a mapmaker’s adventure, a YA sequel, a picture book announcing the world’s various newborns, and many more.

Zia Erases the World by Bree Barton. Viking, $16.99 (256p) ISBN 978-0-593350-99-7. Word enthusiast Zia doesn’t have the words to express the dark place inside her, until she discovers a dictionary with the magical ability to erase words and remove their real-life counterparts. But Zia’s hope to erase the things she fears most has unexpected consequences.

Mapmakers and the Lost Magic: (A Graphic Novel) by Cameron Chittock, illus. by Amanda Castillo. Random House Graphic, $20.99 (256p) ISBN 978-0-593-17286-5. After Alidade Rose accidentally discovers a secret lodge in the woods and the lost history of mapmakers who once kept her city safe, she becomes the only person capable of saving her city from the Nightwalkers, but only if she is ready to become a mapmaker herself.

Veil by Dylan Farrow (Wednesday Books, $18.99 (400p) ISBN 978-1-250-23593-0). In the sequel to Hush, Shae and her allies make the trek to the mythical land of Gondal in search of the magical Book of Days and the truth.

I Was Born a Baby by Meg Fleming, illus. by Brandon James Scott. HarperCollins, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-06-315721-7. Newborns of human and animals alike announce themselves in this picture book.

Code Breaker—Young Readers Edition by Walter Isaacson (Simon & Schuster, $17.99; ISBN 978-1-665-91066-8). This young readers’ version of the bestselling nonfiction book Code Breaker follows Nobel laureate Jennifer Doudna’s life and remarkable strides in genetic studies that have shaped the world of science.

The Boy with Flowers in His Hair by Jarvis. Candlewick, $18.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-5362-2522-8. In this picture book tale of friendship, a boy with flowers in his hair arrives to school with his flowers suddenly depleted, and the narrator attempts to help his new friend bring them back to full bloom.

Shinji Takahashi and the Mark of the Coatl by Julie Kagawa. Disney-Hyperion, $16.99 (320p) ISBN 978-1-368-06819-2. Shinji’s typical trip to the market for his globetrotting aunt takes a turn when he comes across a special statue and absorbs its magical powers, binding its magic to himself. After a villainous corporation with its own plans for the statue kidnaps Shinji, he must escape with the help of new allies.

Jennifer Chan Is Not Alone by Tae Keller (Random House, $17.99; ISBN 978-0-593-31052-6). When new student and alien enthusiast Jennifer Chan arrives to school eager to make friends, Mal avoids her in hopes of maintaining the status quo. But when Jennifer becomes the victim of bullying and runs away from home, Mal is determined to make up for past mistakes by solving the mystery behind her absence. The middle grade book earned a starred review from PW.

Time Flies by Tara Lazar, illus. by Ross MacDonald Little, Brown, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-7595-5492-4. In the third installment in the Private I series, Private I learns of the disappearance of watches across town and must find the thief before time runs out.

In the Key of Us by Mariama J. Lockington. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $16.99 (368p) ISBN 978-0-374-31410-1. Talented musicians Andi Byrd and Zora Lee Johnson have both grown distant from their instruments despite spending their summer at music camp. Together, the two girls navigate their grief and pressures to discover who they want to be and reignite their true passions. The middle grade novel earned a starred review from PW.

Armadillo Antics by Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson, illus. by Nathalie Beauvois. Brown, $18.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-61254-547-9. In this rhyming picture book, an armadillo has an adventure before the break of dawn. The book earned a starred review from PW.

Dig Two Graves by Gretchen McNeil. Disney-Hyperion, $17.99 (352p) ISBN 978-1-3680-7284-7. Neve Lanier’s time at a women’s empowerment summer camp becomes far more interesting when she befriends Diane, and the two kiddingly promise to murder the other’s “problem” person who has done them wrong. But when Neve’s former best friend actually turns up dead, Neve realizes this is no longer a joke and Diane will do anything to make Neve keep up her end of the deal.

Children of the Forest by Matt Myers. Holiday House/Porter, $18.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-8234-4767-1. Two siblings brave the outdoors for an adventure, even if it’s only in their backyards.

Book of Questions by Pablo Neruda, illus. by Paloma Valdivia, trans. from the Spanish by Sara Lissa Paulson Enchanted Lion, $22.95 (80p) ISBN 978-1-59270-322-7. In this collection of more than 70 poems, Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda only asks questions.

Osmo Unknown and the Eightpenny Woods by Catherynne M. Valente, illus. by Lauren Myers. McElderry, $17.99 (416p) ISBN 978-1-4814-7699-7. The forest-dwelling Quidnunx and human inhabitants of Littlebridge society have kept a longstanding treaty, until Osmo Unknown’s mother accidentally breaks it by killing a Quidnunx. Osmo must make a voyage to find the mystical Eightpenny Woods, the resting place of the Quidnunx, to restore peace.

Winnie Zeng Unleashes a Legend by Katie Zhao. Random House, $16.99 (288p) ISBN 978-0-593-42657-9. In an effort to best her archnemesis David Zuo, rising sixth grader Winnie Zeng accidentally summons the ghost of her grandmother while using her cookbook, and unlocks her own powers as a shaman. If she wants to complete her training, Winnie must defeat three spirits but will require the help of her rival.

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