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THE LITTLEST BIGFOOT by Jennifer Weiner
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016
Enchanting right up to the sequel-beckoning end. (Fantasy. 8-12)Read full book review >
THE BILL THE CAT STORY by Berkeley Breathed
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016
As Bill the Cat would say, "Ack." (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >

THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH AND THE ZOMBIE PARADE by Max Brallier
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016
An apocalyptic adventure with a whole lot of heart. (Horror. 8-12)Read full book review >
THE TALE OF KITTY-IN-BOOTS by Beatrix Potter
by Beatrix Potter, illustrated by Quentin Blake

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016
A winsome story despite its flaws, this will leave readers hoping that Potter left more unpublished gems in the vault where it was discovered. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >
A CHILD OF BOOKS by Oliver Jeffers
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016
An ingenious, confident, and pretty cool exploration of literary delight. (Picture book. 5-12)Read full book review >

ADA TWIST, SCIENTIST by Andrea Beaty
by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016
Cool and stylish. (Picture book. 5-8)Read full book review >
FURTHERMORE by Tahereh Mafi
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 30, 2016
An original new Alice confronts her own wonderland in this smashing fantasy. (Fantasy. 9-12)Read full book review >
MOO by Sharon Creech
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 30, 2016
Fans of Love That Dog (2001) and Hate That Cat (2010) will find much to love in this story of a girl, a cow, and so much more. (Fiction. 8-12)Read full book review >
DOG MAN by Dav Pilkey
by Dav Pilkey, illustrated by Dav Pilkey

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 30, 2016
What a wag. (Graphic fantasy. 7-9)Read full book review >
THEY ALL SAW A CAT by Brendan Wenzel
by Brendan Wenzel, illustrated by Brendan Wenzel

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 30, 2016
A solo debut for Wenzel showcasing both technical chops and a philosophical bent. (Picture book. 6-8)Read full book review >
SCHOOL'S FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL by Adam Rex
Kirkus Star
by Adam Rex, illustrated by Christian Robinson

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 28, 2016
A unique point of view makes this school book stand out. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >
IF YOU EVER WANT TO BRING AN ALLIGATOR TO SCHOOL, DON'T! by Elise Parsley
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 14, 2015
Readers will certainly agree that alligators do not belong at school, and parents, if they are far enough removed from them, will fondly remember the days of their own children's mischief. (Picture book. 4-8)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 >