UNDER THE SLEEPY STARS by Stephanie Shaw
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A sweet selection to help comfort and pacify baby at bedtime. (Board book. 1-3)"
Mama Owl and her baby owlet look down on the forest, watching as the animals settle down for the night. Read full book review >
BOO! by Jonathan Litton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Predictable text, a slight storyline, and cutouts that toddlers will use to turn the pages make this an acceptable introduction to the fun of Halloween. (Board book. 1-3)"
Six bug-eyed, smiling iconic Halloween characters are startled by mysterious shouts of "Boo!" but little ones won't be fazed. Read full book review >

I LIKE TO SQUEAK! HOW DO YOU SPEAK? by Jonathan Litton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A pleasant enough interactive tool. (Board book. 1-3)"
Little ones learn to make animal sounds. Read full book review >
NOISY DINOSAURS by Jonathan Litton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Young dino fans will enjoy it, though their grown-ups may not. (Board book. 2-4)"
What sounds did dinosaurs make? We don't really know. Read full book review >
PUMPKIN PARTY! by Maudie Powell-Tuck
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A new holiday favorite. (Board book. 1-3)"
Woodland critters celebrate Halloween. Read full book review >

IN THE FOREST by Jonathan Litton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A solid read for little ones who crave the outdoors. (Board book. 2-5)"
A traipse through the woods is filled with surprises. Read full book review >
GOOD NIGHT! by Ethan Long
by Ethan Long, illustrated by Ethan Long
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Though the book ends with the firm instruction to 'sleep tight,' its playful interactivity is rousing rather than soporific; best not to save it for just before bedtime. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Lightning may not strike twice in the same place, but Long comes close with this companion to Hi! (2015). Read full book review >
WHOSE TRUCK? by Toni Buzzeo
Kirkus Star
by Toni Buzzeo, illustrated by Jim Datz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Interactive and educational, this one is a must for toddlers and preschoolers fascinated by trucks and the people who operate them. (Board book. 2-5)"
This follow-up to Whose Tools? (2015) asks kids to guess which workers six different trucks belong to. Read full book review >
FISH ON A DISH! by Jack Tickle
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Bouncy underwater fun. (Picture book. 2-5) "
A trio of peppy penguins has a surprisingly hard time catching a fish for dinner. Read full book review >
IS THAT A CAT? by Tim Hamilton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Even the endpapers are in on the fun. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Will this series of mistaken identities have a happy ending? Read full book review >
LOULA AND MISTER THE MONSTER by Anne Villeneuve
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Like a stinky dog-lick on the nose, this simply silly picture book will bring smiles to little faces. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Loula fears Mama might have had it with their family's drooling, wagging, lunging, gargantuan Great Dane, Mister. Read full book review >
WHAT IN THE WORLD? by Nancy Raines Day
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Textured, visually rich, and gracefully simple, this is a fine blend of informative poetry and illustration. (Picture book. 2-6) "
This more-than-a-counting-book introduces things recognizable in numbered sets. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
September 1, 2015

Vanessa Diffenbaugh is the New York Timesbestselling author of The Language of Flowers; her new novel, We Never Asked for Wings, is about young love, hard choices, and hope against all odds. For 14 years, Letty Espinosa has worked three jobs around San Francisco to make ends meet while her mother raised her children—Alex, now 15, and Luna, six—in their tiny apartment on a forgotten spit of wetlands near the bay. But now Letty’s parents are returning to Mexico, and Letty must step up and become a mother for the first time in her life. “Diffenbaugh’s latest confirms her gift for creating shrewd, sympathetic charmers,” our reviewer writes. View video >