Here we round up new and forthcoming children’s titles, including a middle grade science fiction story, an animal-filled picture book, a Christmas dinosaur story, and a picture book about immigration.
Sanity Tallulah by Molly Brooks. Disney-Hyperion, $21.99; ISBN 978-1-368-00844-0. Two brilliant girls, a whole lot of science, and a failing space station feature in this middle grade series opener with a good balance of wit and action. The book earned a starred review from PW.
Heads and Tails by John Canty. Candlewick, $16.99; ISBN 978-1-5362-0033-1. In an elegantly designed guess-the-animal picture book, subjects introduce themselves using brief, descriptive clues.
The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher, illus. by Shane Devries. Random House, $13.99 (384p) ISBN 978-1-5247-7330-4. In this middle grade Christmas novel, a dinosaur enthusiast who is being teased by a bully because he uses a wheelchair requests a real dinosaur from Santa.
I’m an Immigrant Too! by Mem Fox, illus. by Ronojoy Ghosh. Beach Lane, $17.99; ISBN 978-1-5344-3602-2. This picture book celebration of immigration offers American readers a fresh perspective on both Australia, the home country of Fox (Time for Bed), as well as issues of citizenship and diversity that are dominating the news.
Coming Home by Michael Morpurgo, illus. by Kerry Hyndman. Candlewick, $17.99; ISBN 978-1-5362-0042-3. In this sophisticated picture book with a tangential holiday theme, understated text and art follow a Scandinavian robin on its annual Christmastime migration from its northern homeland to Britain.
The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth. HarperTeen, $17.99; ISBN 978-0-06-269687-8. In this haunting YA historical fantasy, two sisters struggle with acclimating to the modern world after spending years in a magical realm. The book earned a starred review from PW.
I Am Not a Fox by Karina Wolf, illus. by Chuck Groenink. Putnam, $16.99; ISBN 978-0-399-17450-6. In this picture book, Wolf (The Insomniacs) and Groenink (William’s Winter Nap) take on the big issue of identity within the context of a gentle urban world.
For more children’s and YA titles on sale throughout the month of October, check out PW’s full On-Sale Calendar.