From Blue vs. Yellow by Tom Sullivan (HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray).
Abrams double-checks the blueprints for Iggy Peck’s Big Project Book for Amazing Architects by Andrea Beaty, illus. by David Roberts, featuring STEM and design projects and activities inspired by Beaty and Roberts’s picture books; I Am Peace by Susan Verde, illus. by Peter Reynolds, modeling a calming mindfulness practice, The Emperor’s New Clothes by Ying Chang Compestine, illus. by David Roberts, a twist on the traditional tale featuring “magical” new clothes; Danza!: Amalia Hernández and Mexico’s Folkloric Ballet by Duncan Tonatiuh, profiling the dancer, choreographer, and founder of the titular dance company; and Starring Carmen by Anika Denise, illus. by Lorena Alvarez, in which a girl learns to share some of the on-stage spotlight she loves with her little brother.
Amulet gives fall the evil eye with The Curses by Laure Eve, the second volume about a glamorous coven as observed by Summer Grace; Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales #7 by Nathan Hale, a yet-to-be-titled graphic novel about World War II; Like Love by Leah Konen, about a teen girl and guy who help each other win their lost loves back after meeting at the local virtual reality experience shop; The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee, featuring a 15-year-old girl who discovers she has the power to bash the gates of Heaven with her fists as she defends her Bay Area suburb from a hellish demon; and Jack and the Geniuses: Book Two by Bill Nye and Gregory Mone, illus. by Nick Iluzada, in which Jack, his brilliant siblings, and inventor Hank tackle the mystery behind the sabotage of a tech billionaire’s electricity plant.
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