JOURNEY TO THE MOON by Andy Mansfield
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A 'cheesy' episode with a double twist at the end. Younger audiences may need at least part of the joke explained. (Pop-up picture book. 2-5)"
In this very simple pop-up book, a rocket ship blasts off from Earth, hums through space, and touches down at last on the moon—with a goopy "BLOOP." Read full book review >
WILD FEELINGS by David Milgrim
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A picture book to feel good about. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A compassionate look at feelings uses animal similes to affirm universal human emotions. Read full book review >

GLOBAL BABY BEDTIMES by Global Fund for Children
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Sweet, tender, and positive; perfect for sharing with the newest world citizens. (Board book. 3 mos.-3)"
The universality of the most basic human need—sleep—is touchingly illustrated with ahh-inspiring photos. Read full book review >
SAY HELLO! by Linda Davick
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"An upbeat if not essential celebration of a common courtesy. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A cheerful crew demonstrates some of the ways we can greet each other. Read full book review >
GET OUT OF MY BATH! by Britta Teckentrup
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"All in all, some good, clean reading fun. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Will Ellie be able to relax in the bath? Read full book review >

KAYLA AND KUGEL by Ann D. Koffsky
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 3, 2015

"This upbeat explication should prove both entertaining and instructive. (Picture book/religion. 2-4)"
Kayla sets the table for Shabbat while she manages to avert numerous mishaps caused by her overeager assistant, the mischievous puppy Kugel. Read full book review >
PLAYTIME by Fiona Lee
by Fiona Lee, illustrated by Fiona Lee
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"Skip. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Seven classic finger rhymes and songs form the text of this board book. Read full book review >
GOLDILOCKS: A POP-UP BOOK by John O'Leary
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"A long way from 'just right.' (Pop-up folk tale. 2-4)"
The familiar tale is pressed into service as a vehicle for introducing colors. Read full book review >
IN THE SAVANNAH by Ella Bailey
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"A sweet ecosystem introduction for preschoolers, the first of a promising series. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The African savanna, home of a tiny lion cub, is full of intriguing wildlife. Read full book review >
BUSY LITTLE DINOSAURS by Betty Schwartz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"With so many wonderful ABC books out there, it's safe to skip this ambitious but ultimately disappointing effort. (Board book. 2-5)"
This interactive alphabet book describes a dinosaur day at school. Read full book review >
CHRISTMAS by Michael Dahl
by Michael Dahl, illustrated by Jannie Ho
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"This gimmick is unlikely to outlast the paper it's wrapped in. (Board book. 1-3)"
A built-in frame allows parents to make this board book a personalized Christmas story. Read full book review >
WHERE ARE YOU, BLUE? by Sonali Fry
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 28, 2015

"Utterly charming. (Board book. 2-3)"
All the Dots in Dot Town gather for a swell meal, but one of their number is missing. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sabaa Tahir
August 4, 2015

Sabaa Tahir’s novel An Ember in the Ashes reveals a world inspired by ancient Rome and defined by brutality. Seventeen-year-old Laia has grown up with one rule for survival: Never challenge the Empire. But when Laia’s brother Darin is arrested for treason, she leaves behind everything she knows, risking her life to try and save him. She enlists help from the rebels whose extensive underground network may lead to Darin. Their help comes with a price, though. Laia must infiltrate the Empire’s greatest military academy as a spy. Elias is the Empire’s finest soldier—and its most unwilling one. Thrown together by chance and united by their hatred of the Empire, Laia and Elias will soon discover that their fates are intertwined—and that their choices may change the destiny of the entire Empire. We talk to An Ember in the Ashes author Sabaa Tahir this week on Kirkus TV. View video >