New Year, New Books!

2022 is swiftly approaching, and with it, a slew of phenomenal new books for readers of all ages. Whether you're searching for a picture book biography, middle grade fantasy, YA contemporary, or anything in between, look no further - we have something for everyone! Take a look at some of the most hotly anticipated titles coming from HarperCollins Children's books in early 2022.


Eyes That Speak to the Stars
written by Joanna Ho
illustrated by Dung Ho
on sale January 25, 2022

New York Times bestselling team Joanna Ho and Dung Ho present Eyes That Speak to the Stars, companion to the acclaimed Eyes That Kiss in the Corners.


Nigel and the Moon
written by Antwan Eady
illustrated by Gracey Zhang
on sale February 15, 2022

From debut author Antwan Eady and artist Gracey Zhang comes a glowing tale about the young dreaming big. A perfect story to demonstrate how pride in where we come from can bring a shining confidence.

Ablaze with Color: A Story of Painter Alma Thomas
written by Jeanne Walker Havey
illustrated by Loveis Wise
on sale February 8, 2022

Celebrate the life-changing power of art in this inspiring and stunningly illustrated picture book biography of American artist Alma Thomas.



Hundred Years of Happiness
written by Thanhhà Lại
illustrated by Phung Nguyen Quang & Huynh Kim Lien
on sale April 5, 2022

A stunning picture book debut, showcasing the love between grandparents and grandchildren, the challenges of memory loss, and the joy that sweet reminders of a faraway home can bring, from award-winning, bestselling author Thanhhà Lại.

Being a Dog: A Tail of Mindfulness
written by Maria Gianferrari
illustrated by Pete Oswald
on sale April 5, 2022

Simply be like a dog with this irresistible picture book by beloved author Maria Gianferrari and illustrated by #1 New York Times bestselling artist Pete Oswald that introduces readers to mindfulness.

Me and Ms. Too
written by Laura Ruby
illustrated by Dung Ho
on sale March 1, 2022

National Book Award finalist Laura Ruby and New York Times-bestselling illustrator Dung Ho bring us an unforgettable story of the many different ways in which families are made and the beautiful, unknowable, magical things that hold them together.

When the Schools Shut Down: A Young Girl’s Story of Virginia’s “Lost Generation” and the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka Decision
written by Yolanda Gladden, as told to Dr. Tamara Pizzoli
illustrated by Keisha Morris
on sale January 11, 2022

An awe-inspiring autobiographical picture book about a young African American girl who lived during the shutdown of public schools in Farmville, Virginia, following the landmark civil rights case Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka.


Fall Down Seven Times, Stand Up Eight: Patsy Takemoto Mink and the Fight for Title IX
written by Jen Bryant
illustrated by Toshiki Nakamura
on sale January 25, 2022

The only picture book biography about unsung hero Patsy Takemoto Mink, the first Asian American woman elected to Congress.

One Wish: Fatima al-Fihri and the World’s Oldest University
written by M.O. Yuksel
illustrated by Mariam Quraishi
on sale January 18, 2022

The next book by the author of In My Mosque, M. O. Yuksel, this true-life picture book biography of Fatima al-Fihri, an extraordinary Muslim woman who founded the world’s oldest university, shows the importance of never giving up on your dreams and how we all have the power to change the world for the better.

Who Are Your People?
written by Bakari Sellers
illustrated by Reggie Brown
on sale January 11, 2022

This inspiring picture book by New York Times bestselling author Bakari Sellers is a tribute to the family and community that help make us who we are.


Just Harriet
written by Elana K. Arnold
on sale February 1, 2022

From the award-winning author of A Boy Called Bat comes a new young middle grade series in the tradition of Ramona and Clementine, starring an unforgettable girl named Harriet.

Anybody Here Seen Frenchie?
written by Leslie Connor
on sale February 15, 2022

A big-hearted, beautiful, and funny novel told from multiple viewpoints about neurodiversity, friendship, and community from the award-winning author of The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle, Leslie Connor.

Falling Short
written by Ernesto Cisneros
on sale March 15, 2022

Ernesto Cisneros, Pura Belpré Award-winning author of Efrén Divided, is back with a hilarious and heartfelt novel about two best friends who must rely on each other in unexpected ways. A great next pick for readers who loved Ghost by Jason Reynolds or The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Pérez.


The Turtle of Michigan
written by Naomi Shihab Nye
on sale March 15, 2022

The stand-alone companion to National Book Award Finalist and beloved poet Naomi Shihab Nye’s The Turtle of Oman. The Turtle of Michigan is a deft and accessible novel that follows a young boy named Aref as he travels from Muscat, Oman, to Ann Arbor, Michigan, and adjusts to a new life and a new school in the United States.


Those Kids From Fawn Creek
written by Erin Entrada Kelly
on sale March 8, 2022

Every day in Fawn Creek, Louisiana, is exactly the same—until Orchid Mason arrives. From Erin Entrada Kelly, the winner of the Newbery Medal for Hello, Universe and a Newbery Honor for We Dream of Space, this contemporary school story set in small-town Louisiana is about friendship, family, deception, and being true to yourself and your dreams.


Operation Do-Over
written by Gordan Korman
on sale January 18, 2022

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Unteachables, Gordon Korman, comes a hilarious new high-concept friendship story in the vein of Back to the Future.


A Comb of Wishes
written by Lisa Stringfellow
on sale February 8, 2022

Set against the backdrop of Caribbean folklore, Lisa Stringfellow’s spellbinding middle grade debut tells of a grieving girl and a vengeful mermaid and will enchant readers who loved Kacen Callender’s Hurricane Child or Christian McKay Heidicker’s Scary Stories for Young Foxes.


Just Right Jillian
written by Nicole D. Collier
on sale February 1, 2022

In this heartfelt middle-grade novel from debut author Nicole D. Collier, fifth-grader Jillian must learn to speak and break free of her shell to enter her school’s academic competition and keep her promise to her grandmother.

The School for Whatnots
written by Margaret Peterson Haddix
on sale March 1, 2022

From master of suspense author Margaret Peterson Haddix comes another page-turning stand-alone adventure perfect for fans of Cog and Bad Magic.

Alias Anna: A True Story of Outwitting the Nazis
written by Susan Hood and Greg Dawson
on sale March 22, 2022

The moving true story of how young Ukrainian Jewish piano prodigies Zhanna (alias “Anna”) and her sister Frina outplayed their pursuers while hiding in plain sight during the Holocaust. A middle grade nonfiction novel-in-verse by award-winning author Susan Hood with Greg Dawson (Zhanna’s son).

Amari and the Great Game
written by B.B. Alston
on sale May 31, 2022

Artemis Fowl meets Men in Black in this magical second book in the New York Times and Indie bestselling Supernatural Investigations trilogy—perfect for fans of Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky, the Percy Jackson series, and Nevermoor.


written by Maurice Broaddus
on sale April 19, 2022

Perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds and Kelly Yang, readers will love this heartfelt and genuine story about building community, finding family, and the power of Black girl magic.


written by Marjorie Liu
illustrated by Issakhanian
on sale March 1, 2022

A young girl must stop a threat to her magical world in this epic graphic novel from New York Times bestselling author Marjorie Liu and remarkable debut illustrator Teny Issakhanian.



Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhanese American
written and illustrated by Laura Gao
on sale March 8, 2022

Messy Roots is a laugh-out-loud, heartfelt, and deeply engaging story of their journey to find themself–as an American, as the daughter of Chinese immigrants, as a queer person, and as a Wuhanese American in the middle of a pandemic.”—Malaka Gharib, author of I Was Their American Dream


The Chandler Legacies
written by Abdi Nazemian
on sale February 15, 2022

From the Stonewall Honor–winning author of Like a Love Story comes a revelatory novel about the enclosed world of privilege and silence at an elite boarding school and the unlikely group of friends who dare to challenge the status quo through their writing.


Lulu and Milagro’s Search for Clarity
written by Angela Velez
on sale February 8, 2022

Booksmart meets Never Have I Ever in this Latinx road trip adventure—a big-hearted, voice-driven YA about two sisters who couldn’t be more different, but become begrudging partners on their school’s cross-country college trip—from debut author Angela Velez.

written by V.E. Schwab
on sale March 1, 2022

#1 New York Times–bestselling author V. E. Schwab weaves a dark and original tale about the place where the world meets its shadow, and the young woman beckoned by both sides. The Secret Garden meets Crimson Peak in this stand-alone novel perfect for readers of Holly Black and Neil Gaiman.

This Woven Kingdom
written by Tahereh Mafi
on sale February 1, 2022

Clashing empires, forbidden romance, and a long-forgotten queen destined to save her people—bestselling author Tahereh Mafi’s first in an epic, romantic trilogy inspired by Persian mythology.


The Ivory Key
written by Akshaya Raman
on sale January 4, 2022

In this epic YA fantasy debut, magic, a prized resource, is the only thing between peace and war. When magic runs out, four estranged royal siblings must find a new source before their country is swallowed by invading forces. The first in an Indian-inspired duology that’s perfect for fans of There Will Come a Darkness, The Gilded Wolves, and We Hunt the Flame.

One True Loves
written by Elise Bryant
on sale January 4, 2022

From the author of Happily Ever Afters comes another irresistible YA romantic comedy full of self-discovery and Black love—and a dreamy European cruise. Perfect for fans of Nicola Yoon, Jenny Han, and Stephanie Perkins, with crossover appeal for readers of Jasmine Guillory and Talia Hibbert romances.

All That’s Left in the World
written by Erik J. Brown
on sale March 8, 2022

What If It’s Us meets Life as We Knew It in this postapocalyptic, queer YA adventure romance from debut author Erik J. Brown. Perfect for fans of Adam Silvera and Alex London.

written by Sara Alfageeh & Nadia Shammas
illustrated by Sara Alfageeh
on sale March 8, 2022

This YA fantasy graphic novel is set in a Middle Eastern-inspired world and follows 14-year-old Aiza, who trains to become a knight for a war-torn empire while hiding her true background as a member of the subjugated rebel class.

Loveboat Reunion
written by Abigail Hing Wen
on sale January 25, 2022

This companion novel to Abigail Hing Wen’s New York Times bestselling debut, Loveboat, Taipei, takes readers back to Taipei through the eyes of fan favorites Sophie and Xavier—on an unforgettable journey of glittering revelry and self-discovery that’s perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Mary H. K. Choi.