Young readers are sure to fall for new series additions and sequels, including a graphic novel following a kitty’s investigation, a wintry tale of war, a long awaited return to a universe of dragon riders, and more.
Picture Books and Graphic Novels
Attack of the ZomBEES by John Gallagher (Random House Graphic, Nov. 7 $13.99; ISBN 978-0-593-47969-8). Max Meow must stop a new villain in town who is intent on hunting down all the town’s bees, in the fifth title in the Max Meow graphic novel series.
Goodbye: A First Conversation About Grief by Megan Madison and Jessica Ralli, illus. by Isabel Roxas (Rise x Penguin Workshop, Nov. 7 $15.99; ISBN 978-0-593-66238-0). The latest in the First Conversations series offers readers a guide to understanding death, grief, and loss.
How to Love a Grandma by Jean Reagan, illus. by Lee Wildish (Knopf, Nov. 28 $10.99; ISBN 978-0-593-70890-3). A cast of grandchildren showcase the many ways they offer appreciation for their grandmothers in this new book in the How To series.
Is This Love by Bob Marley and Cedella Marley, illus. by Alea Marley (Chronicle, Nov. 21 $16.99; ISBN 978-1-452-17173-9). Using lyrics from musician Bob Marley, the newest picture book in the Marley series follows a big sister trying to communicate her love for her younger sibling.
The Last Kids on Earth and the Monster Dimension by Max Brallier, illus. by Douglas Holgate (Viking, Nov. 7 $14.99; ISBN 978-0-593-40525-3). In the ninth installment of the Books of Clash graphic novel series, the last kids must travel into the monster dimension to prevent a monster from coming to Earth and an enemy from solving an ancient riddle.
Legendary Legends of Legendarious Achievery by Gene Luen Yang, illus. by Les McClaine and Alison Acton (First Second, Nov. 7 $25.99; ISBN 978-1-250-81627-6; $17.99 paper; ISBN 978-1-250-81628-3). Based on the games Clash of Clans and Clash Royale, the second graphic novel installment of the Books of Clash series stars a young Archer who hopes to become the best when she discovers a magical scroll.
Lila Greer, Teacher of the Year by Andrea Beaty, illus. by David Roberts (Abrams, Nov. 7 $19.99; ISBN 978-1-4197-6904-7). Lila Greer is nervous about acclimating to her new school and classmates, but a special teacher helps her feel right at home in the sixth book of the Questioneers series.
Noodle Conquers Comfy Mountain by Jonathan Graziano, illus. by Dan Tavis (S&S/McElderry, Nov. 7 $18.99; ISBN 978-1-665-94167-9). Noodle the pug has found the perfect place to nap but may need some help to get there in the newest addition to the Noodle and Jonathan series.
No Such Thing as Perfect by Misako Rocks! (Feiwel and Friends, Nov. 7 $22.99; ISBN 978-1-250-76846-9; $14.99 paper; ISBN 978-1-250-83891-9). In the second graphic novel in the Bounce Back series, Emma begins comparing herself to her older and more seemingly perfect sister Julia and struggles when she feels she isn’t good enough.
Snow and Sorcery by Chad Sell (Random House Graphic, Nov. 7 $13.99 paper; ISBN 978-0-593-48161-5). The Cardboard Kingdom are warned against befriending another kingdom across the park, leading to a snowball war in the third graphic novel in the Cardboard Kingdom series.
Yoga, Here I Come! by D.J. Steinberg, illus. by Emanuel Wiemans (Grosset & Dunlap, Nov. 7 $6.99 paper; ISBN 978-0-593-38725-2). The latest in the Here I Come! series invites readers to prepare for and enjoy a yoga session, full of stretches and meditation.
The Wolf in Underpants Gets Some Pants by Wilfrid Lupano and Mayana Itoiz (Graphic Universe, Nov. 7 $8.99; ISBN 979-8-765-60748-0). The wolf, known for his striped undergarments, must learn who he is without his fashion staple when it becomes the latest fashion trend, in the fifth graphic novel in the Wolf in Underpants series.
Where Do Monsters Come From? (Black Sand Beach #4) by Richard Fairgray (Pixel+Ink, Nov. 7, $22.99; ISBN 978-1-64595-094-3). In the fourth Black Sand Beach graphic novel, Dash, Lily, and Eleanor turn to an unlikely ally to rescue Andy from the Darkness.
The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey (Scholastic, Nov. 7 $6.99 paper; ISBN 978-1-338-89273-4). In the 18th installment of The Bad Guys series, a new character with plenty of secrets finally makes her voice heard.
Dawnbreaker by Jodi Meadows (Holiday House, Nov. 7 $19.99 ISBN 978-0-8234-4869-2). In the duology closer of the Salvation Cycle series, Nightrender struggles to repair the fabric separating humans and demons while Hanne finally rises to power, abandoning her former allies.
Defiant by Brandon Sanderson (Delacorte, Nov. 21 $21.99; ISBN 978-0-593-30971-1). In the fourth and final book of the Skyward series, Spensa returns from the Nowhere with new knowledge about Cytonics and rejoins her team to stop The Superiority from taking over the galaxy.
The Final Goal by Mary Amato (Holiday House, Nov. 14 $17.99 ISBN 978-0-8234-4913-2). Interplanetary soccer star Albert and his team head to a new planet for a competition, and Albert plans to reveal a rival’s war crimes in the conclusion to the Star Striker trilogy.
The Hunting Moon by Susan Dennard (Tor Teen, Nov. 7 $19.99; ISBN 978-1-250-19414-5). Despite passing her trials to become a hunter and returning to the Luminaries, Winnie Wednesday struggles to convince her community of a new threat looming in the darkness in the second book of the Luminaries series.
Murtagh by Christopher Paolini (Knopf, $29.99; ISBN 978-0-593-65086-8). In the latest book in the Inheritance Cycle series, exiled dragon rider Murtagh pursues an elusive witch with mysterious plans. See more about Paolini’s 20th anniversary of Eragon, the first book in the Inheritance Cycle.
The Quest of Danger by Stuart Gibbs, illus. by Stacy Curtis (Simon & Schuster, Nov. 7 $12.99; ISBN 978-1-665-91747-6). Tim, Belinda, Ferkle, Rover, and Princess Grace must sail the Sea of Terror to retrieve King Neptuna’s stolen trident to pay a debt, in the fourth installment to the Once Upon a Tim series.
Time After Time by Christina Soontornvat (Scholastic Press, Nov. 7 $15.99; ISBN 978-1-338-62831-9). In the third book of the Best Wishes series, Lucy receives a magical bracelet just in time to undo the most embarrassing day of her life.
Too Many Interesting Things Are Happening to Ethan Fairmont by Nick Brooks (Union Square Kids, Nov. 14 $16.99 ISBN 978-1-4549-4710-3). Ethan Fairmont is left a mysterious device that he needs to unlock in the latest addition to the Ethan Fairmont series.
Vengeance of the Pirate Queen by Tricia Levenseller (Feiwel and Friends, Nov. 7 $24.99; ISBN 978-1-250-86497-0). The third book of the Daughter of the Pirate King series follows pirate queen Sorinda and her crew as they fight against the King of the Undersea, who plans on taking over the world.
The Way I Am Now by Amber Smith (S&S/McElderry, Nov. 7 $21.99; ISBN 978-1-665-94710-7). In the sequel to her bestseller The Way I Used to Be, Eden and Josh reunite as Eden prepares to speak at the trial of her abuser. See more about Smith’s highly anticipated new book.