Here we round up new and forthcoming children’s titles, including a prose-poem paean to love, a storybook about a shopping trip gone awry, and a middle grade novel about gerbil rivalry.
Love by Matt de la Peña, illus. by Loren Long. Putnam, $17.99; ISBN 978-1-5247-4091-7. People often talk to children about love; through de la Peña’s prose poem, they can see and feel what it’s like. The book earned a starred review from PW.
My Pillow Keeps Moving by Laura Gehl, illus. by Christopher Weyant. Viking, $17.99; ISBN 978-0-425-28824-5. A guy walks into a pillow store, and from there, Gehl and Weyant’s story becomes increasingly silly and delightful.
Hammy and Gerbee: Mummies at the Museum by Wong Herbert Yee. Holt/Ottaviano, $12.99; ISBN 978-1-62779-462-6. In this first book in the Hammy and Gerbee series, schoolmates Hammy the hamster and Gerbee the gerbil pursue a gleeful rivalry with Anna and Hanna, twin girl mice in their elementary school class.
For more children’s and YA titles on sale throughout the month of January, check out PW’s full On-Sale Calendar.