Here we round up new and forthcoming children’s titles, including an addition to a bestselling middle grade series, a picture book using word problems to track dragons, a picture book about a father and son spending the night under the stars, a novel in verse about two teens bonding through caring for their families, and more.
The 13-Story Treehouse: Monkey Havoc by Andy Griffiths, illus. by Terry Denton. Feiwel and Friends, $16.99; ISBN 978-1-250-84697-6. Andy and Terry manage comical distractions in their massive treehouse while trying to start a new book.
100 Mighty Dragons All Named Broccoli by David LaRochelle, illus. by Lian Cho. Dial, $19.99; ISBN 978-0-5255-5544-5. The fate of a horde of dragons is revealed through mathematical word problems.
A Bed of Stars by Jessica Love. Candlewick, $18.99; ISBN 978-1-5362-1239-6. A father and child share tender moments of bonding when they sleep under the stars. The picture book received a starred review from PW.
An Appetite for Miracles by Laekan Zea Kemp. Little, Brown, $18.99; ISBN 978-0-316-46173-3. While trying to help her grandfather regain his memories by cooking him his favorite foods, Mexican high schooler Danna develops a relationship with singer Raúl that helps them both with grief.
The Artist by Ed Vere. Doubleday, $18.99; ISBN 978-0-5255-8087-4. A little Godzilla-esque dinosaur attempts to kickstart her career as an artist and learns a lesson in having confidence.
Bear Is Never Alone by Marc Veerkamp, trans. from the Dutch by Laura Watkinson, illus. by Jeska Verstegen. Eerdmans, $17.99; ISBN 978-0-8028-5603-6. A piano-playing Bear becomes overwhelmed by his fans’ desire for him to continue playing when he no longer wants to.
Big Kids NO Everything by Wednesday Kirwan. Little Simon, $8.99; ISBN 978-1-66593-241-7. A child navigates various situations with the word “no,” highlighting their independence and autonomy. The picture book received a starred review from PW.
Big Tree by Brian Selznick. Scholastic Press, $32.99; ISBN 978-1-338-18063-3. In the Cretaceous period, two sycamore seeds begin their quest to put down roots after a forest fire’s fallout propels them away from home. The middle grade book from the Caldecott Medalist received a starred review from PW.
Blood Debts by Terry J. Benton-Walker. Tor Teen, $18.99; ISBN 978-1-250-82592-6. Twin heirs Clement and Cris Trudeau discover their mother has been cursed and must determine which of their trusted allies has betrayed them. The YA book received a starred review from PW.
Can You See It? by Susan Verde, illus. by Juliana Perdomo. Abrams, $15.99; ISBN 978-1-4197-6163-8. A child uses their sense of sight to appreciate smaller details in nature.
Danger and Other Unknown Risks: A Graphic Novel by Ryan North and Erica Henderson. Penguin Workshop, $24.99; ISBN 978-0-593-22482-3; $16.99 paper ISBN 978-0-593-22484-7. Marguerite de Pruitt and her fluffy pooch Daisy live on an alternate Earth, where she trains in spell work to stop dark magic from further destroying the universe.
Dear Mr. G by Christine Evans, illus. by Gracey Zhang. Union Square Kids, $17.99; ISBN 978-1-4549-4417-1. Young Jackson and his older neighbor, Mr. G, begin a friendship after Jackson’s starts writing letters to him.
Divine Rivals by Rebecca Ross. Wednesday, $18.99; ISBN 978-1-250-85743-9. When the gods begin to fight over control of the world, Iris Winnow remains hopeful by writing letters to her brother. But after the letters instead end up in the hands of her rival Roman, their correspondence triggers a chain of life-altering events.
Forget Me Not by Alyson Derrick. Simon & Schuster, $19.99; ISBN 978-1-6659-0237-3. Stevie Green attempts to piece together the last two years of her life after a devastating accident leaves her with memory loss, and with no knowledge of her relationship with her girlfriend Nora.
Funeral Songs for Dying Girls by Cherie Dimaline. Tundra, $17.99; ISBN 978-0-7352-6563-9. Winifred Blight takes refuge in her family’s cemetery and when she falls for the ghost of Phil, attempts to keep attention away from their relationship.
The Girl Who Heard the Music by Mahani Teave and Marni Fogelson, illus. by Marta Álvarez Miguéns. Sourcebooks eXplore, $18.99; ISBN 978-1-7282-6231-4. After Teave became a famed pianist, she returned to her homeland of Rapa Nui to save the environment from pollution and provide access to music education to her community.
Good Different by Meg Eden Kuyatt. Scholastic Press, $18.99; ISBN 978-1-338-81610-5. Twelve-year-old Selah Godfrey, who is autistic, struggles to navigate all the sudden changes when she enters seventh grade. The middle grade book received a starred review from PW.
How to Catch a Daddysaurus by Alice Walstead, illus. by Andy Elkerton. Sourcebooks Wonderland, $10.99; ISBN 978-1-7282-6618-3. The latest book in the How to Catch series follows the Catch Kids as they attempt to capture the elusive but kind Daddysaurus.
The Immeasurable Depth of You by Maria Ingrande Mora. Peachtree Teen, $18.99; ISBN 978-1-68263-542-1. After her mother sends her to stay with her father in Florida out of fear for her mental wellbeing, Brynn meets a ghost who asks for her help in discovering her murderer.
The Invitation by Stacey May Fowles, illus. by Marie Lafrance. Groundwood, $19.99; ISBN 978-1-77306-661-5. When Fern receives an invitation, she frets over all the possible ways arriving to the event could go wrong.
Ketanji Brown Jackson by Tami Charles, illus. by Jemma Skidmore. Simon & Schuster, $18.99; ISBN 978-1-665-93526-5. Readers learn about the early life and career of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman to sit on the Supreme Court.
Nic Blake and the Remarkables: The Manifestor Prophecy by Angie Thomas, illus. by Setor Fiadzigbey. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray, $19.99; ISBN 978-0-06-322513-8. Twelve-year-old Nichole Blake is preparing to hone her Gift as a Manifestor but discovers a prophecy that promises the destruction of the Remarkable world unless a Chosen One can intervene. The middle grade book received a starred review from PW.
Once There Was by Kiyash Monsef. Simon & Schuster, $18.99; ISBN 978-1-665-92850-2. When Marjan learns that her father was a veterinarian to magical creatures, she attempts to step into his place despite the dangerous risks.
The Red Tin Box by Matthew Burgess, illus. by Evan Turk. Chronicle, $17.99; ISBN 978-1-4521-7973-5. Years ago, a young Maude buried a red tin box, and today she travels with her granddaughter to find it and share its content with her.
School Trip: A Graphic Novel by Jerry Craft. Quill Tree, $24.99; ISBN 978-0-06-288554-8; $14.99 paper ISBN 978-0-06-288553-1. In the companion to New Kid and its sequel, Class Act, eighth grader Jordan Banks travels to Paris on a school trip and navigates qualms within his friendships and missing his family. The graphic novel received a starred review from PW.
Silver in the Bone by Alexandra Bracken. Knopf, $19.99; ISBN 978-0-593-48165-3. When Tamsin Lark learns of a magical relic that could save her brother from a fatal curse, she teams up with her rival to compete against fellow treasure hunters in the race to find it first.
The Sister Switch by Sarah Mlynowski and Debbie Rigaud. Scholastic Press; $15.99; ISBN 978-1-338-62828-9. The second book in the Best Wishes series follows Addie’s discovery of a magical bracelet that allows her to switch places with her older sister.
Spell Bound by F.T. Lukens. McElderry, $19.99; ISBN 978-1-66591-622-6. Edison Rooker teams up with rival magical apprentice Sun to save their mentors.
Spy Camp Graphic Novel by Stuart Gibbs, illus. by Anjan Sarkar. Simon & Schuster, $13.99 paper; ISBN 978-1-534-49937-9. In the second book in the Spy Camp series, Ben Ripley discovers his team has been infiltrated by an enemy camp and must find the traitor before it’s too late.
Tell Me What Really Happened by Chelsea Sedoti. Sourcebooks Fire, $18.99; ISBN 978-1-4926-7305-7. Four teens give their accounts of what happened one night at a haunted creek when the group started as five and came back as four.
To Catch a Thief by Martha Brockenbrough. Scholastic Press, $17.99; ISBN 978-1-338-81858-1. Amelia MacGuffin attempts to find and return a stolen artifact tied to her town’s bout of bad luck.
Woo Hoo! You’re Doing Great by Sandra Boynton. Little, Brown, $17.99; ISBN 978-0-316-48679-8. A chicken under stress is reminded to be proud of its progress.
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