HAT ON, HAT OFF by Theo Heras
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 9, 2016

"A seemingly simple story is greatly enhanced by nuanced, toddler-friendly details. (Picture book. 1-3)"
What parent or caregiver hasn't played the game of putting on and taking off a piece of clothing with a baby? Read full book review >
TURN ON THE NIGHT by Geraldo Valério
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"More than a bedtime story: a treat from a masterful artist. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A little girl falls asleep—clutching her picture book and her stuffed-animal hen—and a joyous, wordless adventure unfolds. Read full book review >

COUNTING WITH BAREFOOT CRITTERS by Teagan White
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Despite quibbles, it's a charmer. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Barefoot but otherwise clothed critters have a full day, collecting friends along the way. Read full book review >
CRASH! THE CAT by David McPhail
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 15, 2016

"A sadly run-of-the-mill effort from such a name as McPhail. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Crash is a feline wrecking crew! Read full book review >
A HOP IS UP by Kristy Dempsey
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Engaging art and attention to cadence and rhythm should make for a read-aloud winner. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A dog and child walk around their neighborhood. Read full book review >

HOW TO BUILD A SNOW BEAR by Eric Pinder
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A pleasant choice for a cozy read though not quite as sweet as the characters' first outing.(Picture book. 2-6)"
Bear and brother, introduced in How to Share with a Bear (2015), are back. Read full book review >
CLIP, CLOP by Catherine Hnatov
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 15, 2016

"A pleasant-enough variation on the perennially popular animal-noise genre. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
A series of farm animals strut, wander, ramble, trot, and scamper across the pages of this simple board book. Read full book review >
ROAR! SHH! by Martina Hogan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"A mixed bag. (Board book. 1-3)"
Standard concepts, tabs to turn, and perennially smiling animal characters are the salient features of this book and its companions. Read full book review >
CATERPILLAR TO BUTTERFLY by Melissa Stewart
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 30, 2016

"When kids find a chrysalis in the garden and start asking for facts, this scientifically accurate explanation has just enough information for preschoolers—if they are not put off by the babyish format. (Board book. 2-4)"
Clear and accurate nature photos and straightforward factual text make an attractive package for young lepidopterists. Read full book review >
FRIENDLY FACES IN THE YARD by Surya Sajnani
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 15, 2016

"Money would be better spent on sturdy board books. (Cloth book. 0-1)"
In this novelty concertina book for babies, one animal per soft, padded, cloth page is outlined in black and white with pink spots for cheeks. Read full book review >
BLACK CAT & WHITE CAT by Claire Garralon
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"A smartly paced and sweetly drawn story for little readers. (Board book. 1-3)"
Black Cat and White Cat look for a place to play. Read full book review >
WHERE ARE YOU LITTLE RED BALL? by Patricia Côté
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 15, 2016

"A simple book paves the way for complicated concepts. (Board book. 2-4)"
A little red ball tries out a variety of identities before finding its true calling—maybe. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Swan Huntley
June 27, 2016

In Swan Huntley’s debut novel We Could Be Beautiful, Catherine West has spent her entire life surrounded by beautiful things. She owns an immaculate Manhattan apartment, she collects fine art, she buys exquisite handbags and clothing, and she constantly redecorates her home. And yet, despite all this, she still feels empty. One night, at an art opening, Catherine meets William Stockton, a handsome man who shares her impeccable taste and love of beauty. He is educated, elegant, and even has a personal connection—his parents and Catherine's parents were friends years ago. But as he and Catherine grow closer, she begins to encounter strange signs, and her mother, Elizabeth (now suffering from Alzheimer’s), seems to have only bad memories of William as a boy. In Elizabeth’s old diary she finds an unnerving letter from a former nanny that cryptically reads: “We cannot trust anyone . . . “ Is William lying about his past? “Huntley’s debut stands out not for its thrills but rather for her hawkish eye for social detail and razor-sharp wit,” our reviewer writes. “An intoxicating escape; as smart as it is fun.” View video >