- New Titles from Self-Publishers: End of December
Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 97 self-published titles below.
- Bechdel’s ‘Secret to Superhuman Strength’ Wins PW’s 2021 Graphic Novel Critics Poll
Fury, and Nate Powell (Abrams), with six votes, which continues the story of the life and political activism of the late John Lewis.
- Cover Reveal: 'Enemies' by Svetlana Chmakova
Svetlana Chmakova’s middle-grade graphic novel Enemies is slated for next September, and PW has the exclusive cover reveal.
- Q & A with Katrina Moore
In addition to the Teeny Houdini series, which will debut with two books in January and a third in July (read on for the cover reveal), Moore is the author of the picture books One Hug, Grandpa Grumps, and the forthcoming Sometimes Love .
- New and Noteworthy Children's and YA Books: December 2021
Ages 4–8.With warmth and candor, politician and voting rights activist Abrams tells a fictionalized story of her first spelling bee, emphasizing the value of education, of focusing on effort over result, and of standing up to bullying.
- Licensing Hotline: December 2021
In addition to reading, the books will cover academic subjects such as basic math, exploration of the world (basic science), and handwriting; concepts such as colors; and social-emotional learning topics such as friendship and sharing.
- Rights Report: Week of December 6, 2021
The middle grade nonfiction book covers the key people, places, and events that have shaped queer history in North America over the past century, with a focus on the theme of activism.
- Spring 2022 Announcements: Literary Fiction
Essayist and memoirist Manguso debuts with a novel covering the cold ground of a Massachusetts town, where her protagonist grows up a child of European immigrants and feels left out of the town’s colonial WASP heritage.
- Spring 2022 Announcements: Cooking & Food
Harper Wave, Feb. 22 ($35, ISBN 978-0-06-306281-8)Full of insights from notable chefs and food writers, this FAQ for food nerds demystifies cooking while weaving in dozens of recipes. 75,000-copy announced first printing.It’s Not Just Cookies: Stories and Recipes from the Tiff’s
- Spring 2022 Announcements: Comics & Graphic Novels
This third volume of the Eisner and Hugo Award–winning Israeli cartoonist’s weekly auto-biographical comics ranges from diary entries to dreams, and covers such topics as parenting, family, politics, and creativity.
- Spring 2022 Announcements: Science
The author covers the way shrimp, spiders, cheetahs, and bloodhounds sense the world, and applies her findings to the mysteries of human perception.The Sky Is for Everyone: Stories of Women Astronomers in Their Own WordsEdited by Virginia Trimble and David A.
- Spring 2022 Announcements: Mysteries & Thrillers
In one story, an opioid-addicted cat-sitter learns devastating things when he eavesdrops on his neighbors.
- Spring 2022 Announcements: History
Buckley and others into believing in his innocence, only to try to kill again.The Sewing Girl’s Tale: A Story of the Wrongs of Men—and the Rights of Women John Sweet.
- Spring 2022 Announcements: Art, Architecture & Photography
Abrams, July 26 ($65, ISBN 978-1-4197-5616-0)This coffee-table-size volume contains hundreds of pulp novel covers and original line art illustrations from the 1930s and ’40s.Water Views: Aerial Photographs David Ondaatje.
- New Kids' and YA Books: Weeks of November 29 and December 6, 2021
Fox: A Circle of Life Story by Isabel Thomas, illus. by Daniel Egnéus.