LITTLE NIGHT CAT by Sonja Danowski
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"A gentle story that children will return to time and time again. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A boy's generosity toward animals in need reaps great rewards. Read full book review >
THE GREAT LEOPARD RESCUE by Sandra Markle
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"Excellent writing and documentation distinguish Markle's latest. (author's note, additional facts, timeline, glossary, quotation sources, annotated list of web and print resources, index, photo credits) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Markle introduces the critically endangered Amur leopard, detailing current strategies to augment its numbers using temporarily relocated, zooborn cats. Read full book review >

PUG by Ethan Long
Kirkus Star
by Ethan Long, illustrated by Ethan Long
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"New readers will be happy to yap along with this pup. How about a sequel? (Picture book/early reader. 3-7)"
"Yap yap yap" has never been so expressive or so insistent. Read full book review >
LOOK UP! by Jung Jin-Ho
Kirkus Star
by Jung Jin-Ho, illustrated by Jung Jin-Ho
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"Conceptually sophisticated; especially inviting for young artists ready to explore new visual angles. (Picture book. 5-8)"
What can sidewalk activity mean to someone high above on a balcony? Read full book review >
STRIPES THE TIGER by Jean Leroy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"For dreamers of big dreams. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Inside every kitten is a tiger…Stripes longs to let his out! Read full book review >

CHRISTMAS FOR GRETA AND GRACIE by Yasmeen Ismail
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"This one has it all: original characters, an exciting plot, dazzling illustrations, and the triumph of an underdog (or underbunny). More Greta and Gracie, please. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Two rabbit sisters prepare for Christmas together, but only one sister gets to meet Santa on Christmas Eve. Read full book review >
BESSIE STRINGFIELD by Joel Christian Gill
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"An incredible true story that has as much power as Bessie and the motorcycles she rode. (bibliography) (Graphic biography. 10 & up)"
Being the first woman to ride a motorcycle across the United States did not satisfy Bessie Stringfield; she did it eight times! Read full book review >
CALLING THE WATER DRUM by LaTisha Redding
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"Moving. (Picture book. 5-10)"
A powerful story of loss and survival, human connection and hope. Read full book review >
TICKLY MINIBEAST ADVENTURES by Jess French
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"Excellent first introductions to some of our planet's most common fellow residents. (index). (Informational pop-up picture book. 6-8)"
An invitation to zoological investigations around the house and yard, with a gratifyingly large, detachable, pop-up spider as a special treat. Read full book review >
SOME WRITER! by Melissa Sweet
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A masterful biography that will enchant young readers. (author's note, afterword, timeline, source notes, bibliography, about the art) (Biography. 7-12)"
A celebration of the life and work of New Yorker writer and children's-book author E.B. White. Read full book review >
THE WAY THINGS WORK NOW by David Macaulay
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Necessary for every library, personal or otherwise. (index) (Reference. 11-15)"
As fresh and funny as ever, a classic compendium of physics in action gets a light but needed makeover. Read full book review >
BEFORE MORNING by Joyce Sidman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Like a snow day, a special treat with broad appeal. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A child yearns for the snow day that will keep her mother, an airplane pilot, home. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Melissa Sweet
author of SOME WRITER!
September 26, 2016

“SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, two-time Caldecott Honor winner and 2014 Kirkus Prize finalist Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White's granddaughter. “Like Charlotte, Sweet spins a terrific story,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A masterful biography that will enchant young readers.” View video >