The Pond Book News #115 – Aliens, Adventure, and Asian American History: Announcement Roundup!

Welcome to Issue #115!

Sprout the sparrow, doing a curtsy with their eyes closed and a smile on their face. Their cape swooshes in the wind with their arm extended in their curtsy.

The trees are whispering…

Friends, welcome to another exciting issue of The Pond Book News! Twice a month, The Quiet Pond brings you a fresh issue of book news to catch you up on the week’s lineup of diverse cover reveals, book news, and sometimes more! Now, onwards to the brilliant books!

Cover Reveal: The Dragon’s Promise by Elizabeth Lim

Illustration: Tran Nguyen | Lettering: Alix Northrup | Design: Alison Impey | Add this book to Goodreads!


Cover Reveal: The Restless Dark by Erica Waters

Illustration: Tran Nguyen | Design: Jenna Stempel-Lobell | Add this book to Goodreads!


Cover Reveal: Sadé and Her Shadow Beasts by Rachel Faturoti

Illustration: Rumbidzai Savanhu | Design: TBA | Add this book to Goodreads!


Cover Reveal: Stolen City by Elisa A. Bonnin

Illustration: Sarah Gonzales | Add this book to Goodreads!


Cover Reveal: The Silence that Binds Us by Joanna Ho

Illustration: Victo Ngai | Design: Joel Tippie | Add this book to Goodreads!


Cover Reveal: Ravenous Things by Derrick Chow

Illustration: Violet Tobacco | Design: Joann Hill | Add this book to Goodreads!


Book Announcement: A supernatural YA graphic novel by Myisha Haynes about a town with aliens


Book Announcement: A YA novel about zombies and viral social media by Corinne Duyvis


Book Announcement: A girl with anxiety and depression faces an alien invasion in debut YA graphic novel by Izzy McKenna


Book Announcement: An introduction to the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement for a middle-grade audience by Sarah Prager


Book Announcement: A graphic novel memoir by Laurel Snyder and Trung Le Nguyen, about the author’s coming-of-age and fairy-hunting

Melissa Manlove at Chronicle Books has bought world rights to Laurel Snyder’s Fairy Hunter, illustrated by Trung Le Nguyen, a graphic novel memoir about Snyder’s life between age eight and 10, when she believed in fairies and hunted for them constantly, though everyone told her they weren’t real. At eight, Laurel wasn’t sure what “real” was anymore—not her parents’ disintegrating marriage, and not the flashes of light and color that swirled around her, that nobody else could see—until a new friend, and poetry, taught her how to keep believing.


Book Announcement: Christina Soontornvat and Erika Lee to adapt Lee’s non-fiction “The Making of Asian America” for middle-grade audiences


Book Announcement: A middle-grade debut by Sydney Dunlap about human trafficking and a girl finding her voice


Book Announcement: A historical YA graphic novel set in 1980s South Korea by Kim Hyun Sook and Ryan Estrada, about a magical weekend of freedom amidst a brutal regime


Book Announcement: A coming-of-age YA graphic novel by Julio Anta and Red Dryer, featuring a family-owned Cuban American restaurant and a boy with big dreams


Book Announcement: A Black fantasy trilogy by Akura Phénix about a popular hunting sport that a girl must partake in to survive


Book Announcement: A YA about a disabled girl navigating ableism, romance, and graduating from high school


Book Announcement: A debut YA graphic novel about magic, grandmothers, and grief by Bex Glendining


Book Announcement: Saadia Faruqi’s forthcoming middle grade about a kid journalist, generational divides, and South Asian families

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