Here we round up new and forthcoming children’s titles, including a picture book highlighting a student’s love for fish, a YA heist taking place on the Titanic, a picture book celebration of the animals of the zodiac, a Valentine’s Day picture book featuring a porcupine’s quest to uncover a secret admirer, and more.
Agatha May and the Anglerfish by Nora Morrison and Jessie Ann Foley, illus. by Mika Song. Dial, $18.99; ISBN 978-0-593-32475-2. Student Agatha May impresses a strict teacher with her dedicated presentation on her favorite seawater creature, the anglerfish.
A Million to One by Adiba Jaigirdar. HarperCollins, $17.99; ISBN 978-0-06-291632-7. Irish thief Josefa assembles an all-female crew of specialized abilities to steal a bejeweled book aboard the ill-fated Titanic.
Dragon Noodle Party by Ying Chang Compestine, illus. by Paula Pang. Holiday House, $18.99; ISBN 978-0-8234-4950-7. The animals of the zodiac make their way up a mountain, prepped with gifts for a special someone’s birthday.
The Mystery of the Love List by Sarah Glenn Marsh, illus. by Ishaa Lobo. Viking, $18.99; ISBN 978-0-593-35221-2. Pippa the porcupine discovers she has a secret admirer and attempts to hunt them down in time for Valentine’s Day festivities.
On the Corner of Chocolate Avenue: How Milton Hershey Brought Milk Chocolate to America by Tziporah Cohen, illus. by Steven Salerno. Clarion, $18.99; ISBN 978-0-358-57875-8. Readers learn the rags-to-riches story of Milton Hershey, the man behind the Hershey’s candy business.
Stacey’s Remarkable Books by Stacey Abrams, illus. by Kitt Thomas. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray, $19.99; ISBN 978-0-06-327185-2. In this companion book to the Georgia politician and activist’s picture book Stacey’s Extraordinary Words, a trip to the library allows Stacey and a non-English reader to bond over their shared love of literature.
The Universe in You: A Microscopic Journey by Jason Chin. Holiday House/Neal Porter, $18.99; ISBN 978-0-8234-5070-1. In this companion to Your Place in the Universe, Chin examines progressively smaller materials until reaching the smallest units known to humans. The picture book earned a starred review from PW.
What’s Sweeter by June Tate. HarperCollins/Tegen, $17.99; ISBN978-0-06-311413-5. A group of children find pleasures in the small joys of life.
Where Do Diggers Say I Love You? by Brianna Caplan Sayres, illus. by Christian Slade. Random House, $8.99 board book; ISBN 978-0-593-37241-8. The trucks of the Where Do series bring in treats large and small for Valentine’s Day.
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