Here we round up new and forthcoming children’s titles, including a picture book featuring a rooster’s wake-up call, a story about discovery through the world of maps, a middle grade novel about a community’s bee-related conspiracy, a picture book featuring a fire hydrant’s moment to shine, and more.

The New Rooster by Rilla Alexander. Simon & Schuster, $18.99; ISBN 978-1-5344-9345-2. A rooster is disappointed when his new job waking up patrons at a hotel seems to disgruntle the guests, until they all find something to bond over.

The Boy Who Loved Maps by Kari Allen, illus. by G. Brian Karas. Random House/Schwartz, $17.99; ISBN 978-1-984852-30-4. A studious boy who enjoys drawing maps encounters a girl looking for a personalized map, and as they travel through their neighborhood in search of inspiration, they see their surroundings through new eyes.

The Last Beekeeper by Pablo Cartaya. HarperCollins, $16.99; ISBN 978-0-06-300655-3. Climate change disasters have devastated the world, and the only way that 12-year-old Yoly can afford to move to a safe town in the Valley is by enrolling in a deadly scavenging program. On her mission, Yoly’s discovery of a bee colony reveals connections to an even more dangerous conspiracy.

Lou by Breanna Carzoo. HarperCollins, $17.99; ISBN 978-0-06-305405-9. Lou the fire hydrant hopes to find meaning in life beyond being a restroom for dogs. When a fire breaks out in the neighborhood, she finally gets her moment to shine. The picture book earned a starred review from PW.

How Maya Got Fierce by Sona Charaipotra. Feiwel and Friends, $18.99; ISBN 978-1-250-76213-9. A summer spent on a farm is not what fashion connoisseur Maya desires, and when her cousin snags her a position at her dream magazine, she leaps at the opportunity, even if she has to pretend she’s 26.

Leila, the Perfect Witch by Flavia Z. Drago. Candlewick, $17.99; 978-1-536-22050-6. Young witch Leila has always been successful when it comes to her magical endeavors, but in preparation for the Magnificent Witchy Cake-off, she learns that baking is no easy feat.

A Perfect Mistake by Melanie Conklin. Little, Brown, $16.99; ISBN 978-0-316-66858-3. Sixth grader Max awakens to his best friend in the hospital, a gnawing sense of guilt, and no memories of the night before.. With the help of a classmate, he resolves to discover what happened—even if it means revealing his own part in the accident.

Breda’s Island by Jessie Ann Foley. Quill Tree, $16.99; ISBN 978-0-06320-772-1. After an act of theft lands lonely 12-year-old Breda in her mother’s hometown in Ireland for the summer, she finally finds the connection she’s always been searching for in discoveries about her family history.

If You’re a Kid Like Gavin by Gavin Grimm and Kyle Lukoff, illus. by J Yang. HarperCollins/Tegen, $18.99; ISBN 978-0-06-305756-2. This picture book autobiography of activist Gavin Grimm traces how discriminatory practices at school led to his advocating for trans rights all the way to the Supreme Court. The picture book earned a starred review from PW.

We Made It All Up by Margot Harrison. Little, Brown, $17.99; ISBN 978-0-3162-7576-7. Newfound friends Celeste and Vivienne bond over their shared love of crafting fantastical love stories starring their classmates Joss and Seth. But when a night out involving the four of them ends with a death, the girls struggle to recall what happened and who is responsible.

The Star That Always Stays by Anna Rose Johnson. Holiday House, $17.99; ISBN 978-0-82-345040-4. In 1914, Norvia and her siblings don’t plan to let a move from their hometown, or their new stepfamily stand in their way of a great year, but the threat of a world war and hiding their Indigenous heritage presents new challenges.

I Forgive Alex: A Simple Story About Understanding by Kerascoët. Random House Studio, $17.99; ISBN 978-0-593-38150-2. After Alex accidentally hurts another student during recess, he struggles with how to move forward with his classmates.

Wake the Bones by Elizabeth Kilcoyne. Wednesday, $18.99; ISBN 978-1-2507-9082-8. Laurel Ealy’s return to her rural Kentucky town is met with increasingly brutal encounters on the farm. If she plans to stay alive and keep her loved ones safe, Laurel will have to embrace her magic in new ways. The YA book earned a starred review from PW.

All Four Quarters of the Moon by Shirley Marr. Simon & Schuster, $17.99; ISBN 978-1-5344-8886-1. Sisters Biju and Peijing struggle with move to Australia as their family takes on new roles to take care of one another and find unity in a little world crafted all on their own.

Next Door to Happy by Allison Weiser Strout. Holiday House/Ferguson, $17.99; ISBN 978-0-8234-5086-2. The arrival of the big Walker family next door transforms Violet Crane’s lonely summer as she bonds with the children of her new neighbors.

Llama Rocks the Cradle of Chaos by Jonathan Stutzman, illus. by Heather Fox. Holt, $18.99; ISBN 978-1-250-77676-1. In the third addition to Stutzman and Fox’s series, Llama’s craving for a delicious donut sends him on a quick travel in time to have it once more, but when a secret stowaway follows him back, Llama’s time-traveling know-how is put to the test.

That’s Not My Name! by Anoosha Syed. Viking, $17.99; ISBN 978-0-593-40517-8. After children at school mispronounce her name, Mirha learns with the help of her mother the importance and value of her special name.

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