Here we round up new and forthcoming children’s titles, including a YA anthology refreshing classic fairytales, a young readers adaptation of an adult nonfiction volume, a YA fantasy following one girl’s quest to avenge her sister’s death, a middle grade book taking place in an alternate reality, and many more.
At Midnight: 15 Beloved Fairy Tales Reimagined Edited by Dahlia Adler. Flatiron, $19.99; ISBN 978-1-250-80602-4. This anthology features YA authors such as Malinda Lo and Tracy Deonn adding their own twists to classic fairy tales. The book received a starred review from PW.
Caste (Young Adult Edition) by Isabel Wilkerson. Delacorte, $18.99; ISBN 978-0-593-42794-1. Wilkerson adapts her book for young readers, breaking down the idea of a hidden caste within the U.S. and touching on class, race, and more.
A Consuming Fire by Laura E. Weymouth. McElderry, $19.99; ISBN 978-1-6659-0270-0. Once every 18 years, the residents of Weatherell make a sacrifice to the god of their island, but when Anya loses her sister in the sacrifice, she promises to avenge her death by killing the god. The YA book received a starred review from PW.
Ida in the Middle by Nora Lester Murad. Crocodile, $19.95; ISBN 978-1-62371-806-0. After eating a magic olive, Palestinian American eighth grader Ida is whisked away to an alternate reality, in which her family never left Palestine.
I Don’t Care by Julie Fogliano, illus. by Molly Idle and Juana Martinez-Neal. Holiday House/Neal Porter Books, $18.99; ISBN 978-0-8234-4345-1. Two children slowly make amends and voice the values they each find in their friendship.
Luminous: Living Things That Light Up the Night by Julia Kuo. Greystone Kids, $18.95; ISBN 9781771648882. Kuo gives readers a beguiling introduction to bioluminescent creatures. The picture book received a starred review from PW.
Other Side of the Tracks by Charity Alyse. S&S/Millner, $19.99; ISBN 978-1-5344-9771-9. The shared history between two largely white New York towns separated by train tracks reverberates into the lives of three teens aspiring to make changes.
The Secrets of Stone Creek by Briana McDonald. Simon & Schuster, $18.99; ISBN 978-1-5344-9826-6. After a move with her cousin to Stone Creek, Sophie Higgins and her best friend investigate the case of a resident who has been missing for 20 years after having discovered a cache of high-ticket antiques as a child.
Swift and Hawk: Cyberspies by Logan Macx. Walker US, $17.99; ISBN 978-1-5362-2415-3. Twelve-year-old best friends Caleb Quinn and Zenobia Rafiq team up to save their kidnapped families in this series opener.
The Vermilion Emporium by Jamie Pacton. Peachtree Teen, $18.99; ISBN 978-1-68263-488-2. Twain and Quinta discover their shared ability to spin magical starlight, soon making them targets in their community. The YA book received a starred review from PW.
For more children’s and YA titles on sale throughout the month of November, check out PW’s full On-Sale Calendar.