Here we round up new and forthcoming children’s titles, including a picture book featuring a nontraditional cupid, a middle grade graphic novel that follows a tween’s fight for free speech, a YA debut depicting queer love, and more.
Cupig: The Valentine’s Day Pig by Claire Tattersfield, illus. by Rob Sayegh Jr. Flamingo, $14.99; ISBN 978-0-593-62310-7. A pink piggy takes a shot at creating love matches.
Ink Girls by Marieke Nijkamp, illus. by Sylvia Bi. Greenwillow, $24.99; ISBN 978-0-06-302711-4. After tween writer Mestra is wrongfully arrested for reporting on corruption in her kingdom, she opens an investigation to reveal the truth about the corrupt Lord Magistrate’s crimes.
The Queer Girl Is Going to Be Okay by Dale Walls. Levine Querido, $19.99; ISBN 978-1-6461-4-2705. Transgender Latinx teen Dawn, an aspiring director, documents queer love and “all its caveats and inconveniences” through the perspectives of her friends Georgia and Edie.
Stronger Than She Thinks by Nancy Kerrigan with Ryan G. Van Cleave, illus. by Arief Putra. Bushel & Peck, $18.99; ISBN 978-1-6381-9207-7. Olympic medalist Kerrigan writes a spirited autobiographical story about her childhood entry into ice skating.
When the Stars Came Home by Brittany Luby, illus. by Natasha Donovan. Little, Brown, $18.99; ISBN 978-0-3165-9249-9. Indigenous transplant Ojiig struggles to adjust to his new life in a city where he can’t see the stars.
For more children’s and YA titles on sale throughout the month of November, check out PW’s full On-Sale Calendar.