Here we round up new and forthcoming children’s titles, including a YA retelling of the classic Little Women, a YA thriller following six friends and their harrowing secrets, a picture book about a pet adoption mishap, a time-traveling YA fantasy, and more.
Belittled Women by Amanda Sellet. Clarion, $18.99; ISBN 978-0-358567-35-6. In this take on Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, sisters Jo, Meg, and Amy all perform as their namesakes in a Little Women tourist attraction, while navigating their own journeys towards independence, love, and coming of age.
Five Survive by Holly Jackson. Delacorte, $19.99; ISBN 978-0-5933-7416-0. Six friends on a spring break road trip must confront the secrets among them when a mysterious figure leaves them stranded on the road.
Hound from the Pound by Jessica Swaim, illus. by Jill McElmurry. Clarion, $17.99; ISBN 978-0-358-62220-8. When Miss Mary Lynn MacIntosh adopts a blue basset hound who hasn’t been trained, his call for all the other pups left in the shelter brings them running to her home.
In the City of Time by Gwendolyn Clare. Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends, $20.99; ISBN 978-1-250-23074-4. Teens Tiley and Jaideep, living in a futuristic world, attempt to travel in time to save Earth, but instead drag themselves and another teen to another timeline with no way back home.
Knitting for Dogs by Laurel Molk. Random House Studio, $18.99; ISBN 978-0-5934-3458-1. When Izzy struggles to master the skill of knitting, she turns her misshapen projects into outfits for her dog.
Snow Foal by Susanna Bailey. Peachtree, $16.99; ISBN 978-1-682634-14-1. After being placed in a foster home, Adelaide bonds with a foal found in a snowstorm and is determined to return it to its herd.
The Sun Is Late and So Is the Farmer by Philip C. Stead, illus. by Erin Stead (Holiday House/Neal Porter, $18.99; ISBN 978-0-8234-4428-1). A mule, a cow, and a miniature horse attempt to find the sun when it doesn’t arrive on schedule.
A Wilderness of Stars by Shea Ernshaw. Simon & Schuster, $19.99; ISBN 978-1-6659-0024-9. Seventeen-year-old Vega, taking on the coveted role as Astronomer after her mother’s death, must find and partner with the fabled Architect to save a world ravaged by a plague.
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