Sounding Off

Frank Viva’s ingenious new picture book fashions a charming story out of sound-alike phrases.

Love and Loss

Two new picture books celebrate parental devotion, tinged with mortality.

The Art of the Tantrum

Two new picture books find the charm in their characters’ terrible moods.

Strange but True

Two picture book biographies recount the lives of extraordinary men — one a scoundrel, one an unlikely paragon.

Bear Extraordinaire

A picture book tells the story of the real bear who inspired A. A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh.

Sketching Shakespeare

A graphic novel version of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” brings the story to life for young readers.

Tales of the Founders

New picture books include ‘Gingerbread for Liberty’ and ‘Dear Mr. Washington’

‘X,’ a Novel About Malcolm X

A young-adult novel based on the black leader’s early years, co‑written by one of his daughters.

A Laugh for Every Season

In the four mischievous stories in “A Wonderful Year,” Nick Bruel adds madcap humor to a trip through the calendar.

Ways of Seeing

In this picture book, a cheerful first grader — who happens to be blind — navigates through her day with her friends at her side.

Crazy All the Time

A new picture book from the cartoonist Roz Chast supplies a laugh for every hour of the day.

Reaching for Beauty

Picture-book biographies of the painter Benny Andrews and the soprano Leontyne Price trace their paths from African-American childhoods in the segregated South to international acclaim.