The Runaway Princess is in stores today, and is the first offering from Random House Graphic, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books that is dedicated to bringing content to kids and teens. The publisher sent us a rundown of books it has coming our way in the months ahead.
Young Reader Chapter Book
Join Callaway and Thistle as they prepare for the festival and help their friends—and each other—along the way. A delightfully genuine story about problem-solving, having confidence in yourself, and learning that it’s okay to ask for help when you need it.
Author/Artist: Kaeti Vandorn
On Sale: August 11
Two young beetles, Rhino-B and Stag-B, spend their time exploring the world of Bug Village and beyond, as well as learning about their own, sometimes confusing and complicated, thoughts and feelings.
Author/Artist: Laura Knetzger
On Sale: February 11
Stay at home? Not this princess! Adventure awaits when Robin (bored of princess-ing all the time) embarks on the best adventure of her life—meeting friends along the way as she travels through the magical landscape of her country.
Author/Artist: Johan Troïanowksi
On sale: TODAY!
Aster and the Accidental Magic
Nature? UGH THE WORST! When Aster is moved to the middle of nowhere, she expects only the worse. And after wishing for the ability to understand and talk to her dog from a trickster god, she becomes only able to talk in dog language…and the trouble is just beginning. Maybe her new home won’t be so boring after all.
Author: Thom Pico/Karensac; Artist: Karensac
On sale: March 3
New York Times bestselling author Lucy Knisley brings to life a story inspired from her own childhood in an amazing journey of unlikely friends, sisters, and home.
Author/Artist: Lucy Knisley
On Sale: May 5
Kerry and the Knight of the Forest
Kerry needs to get home—his parents are sick and he has the medicine. And when a spirit in the forest lets him know of a shortcut, Kerry finds himself on a quest filled with magic, self-discovery, and new friends…who may or may not help him on his journey.
Author/Artist: Andi Watson
On sale: July 7
Lelek is a witch. That’s all Sanja knows when she meets Lelek in the marketplace. But Lelek is hiding something—and as her life begins to intersect with Sanja’s, all that she’s kept to herself starts to come to light. A story of love, loss, and witches.
Author/Artist: Jessi Zabarsky
On Sale: April 14
If life wasn’t already hard enough for Beatriz—being a teenager, trying to start a band, and going to school—now she’s discovered that her grandfather’s soul has been trapped in an old guitar. Beatriz must create the perfect song in order to free her grandfather’s soul… but what will be the cost?
Author/Artist: Jose Pimienta
On Sale: May 19