SHAPES by Shanti Sparrow
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 1, 2016

"Simple enough for very young children but intriguing enough for older preschoolers to return to even past their board-book days; beautiful for all. (Board book. 1-4)"
Subtle elements of design are used to introduce more than just basic shapes in this sophisticated board book. Read full book review >
YOU BELONG HERE by M.H. Clark
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 1, 2016

"This lyrical picture book will draw readers under its soft wing, lulling children with its velveteen artwork and assured affirmations of each creature's special nook in such a spectacularly varied world. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A narrator whispers sweet assurances of belonging in the ear of a beloved, invoking animals' analogous habitats and hollows to bring the comforting ascriptions powerfully home. Read full book review >

THE RIVER by Patricia Hegarty
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 1, 2016

"Artistry trumps technology in this introduction to fish migration and the variegated beauty on our rivers' banks. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A glimmering fish travels downriver, descending snowy mountains, rushing past lush woods and wide meadows, and out to the open sea, wriggling alongside changing flora and fauna all the while. Read full book review >
LET'S HAVE A PICNIC! by Hunter Reid
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 31, 2016

"No need to go on this excursion. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A white-spotted black pup enjoys various picnic activities. Read full book review >
WHERE DID ALL THE DINOS GO? by Jim Benton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 31, 2016

"Despite the title, not a fact-based book but rather one catering to toddlers whose favorite T-shirts sport cheery, cartoon dinos. (Board book. 1-3)"
A board-book version of a hide-and-seek game is set in a fantasy world where dinosaurs live among us. 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 >
FARMYARD WORDS by Julia Seal
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 30, 2016

"An uneven introduction to the barnyard. (Board book. 1-3)"
Little readers learn about the farm. Read full book review >
DIVE INTO THE SEA! by Gareth Llewhellin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 24, 2016

"A cute but not noteworthy journey into the ocean. (Board book. 1-2)"
A smiling clownfish shows off its underwater home. Read full book review >
PINKALICIOUS 123 by Victoria Kann
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 24, 2016

"Children learn gender stereotypes soon enough. No need to rush the process. (Board book. 2-4)"
Pinkalicious spreads her message to the board-book set. Read full book review >
BLUE BOAT by Kersten Hamilton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 24, 2016

"Sinks. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A tugboat rescues a sailing family in distress in this picture book. Read full book review >
THE TWO TIMS by David Elliott
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 24, 2016

"An oft-told learning journey that all friend groups must navigate; this simple telling may resonate in ways others do not. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Two kids, each named Tim, are best friends. Read full book review >
BABY PRESENT by Rachel Neumann
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 17, 2016

"A soft-spoken and lovingly photographed book that has a sweet touch where it counts. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Babies are introduced to the Zen philosophy of living in the moment. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nancy Isenberg
author of WHITE TRASH
July 19, 2016

Poor Americans have existed from the time of the earliest British colonial settlement. They were alternately known as “waste people,” “offals,” “rubbish,” “lazy lubbers,” and “crackers.” By the 1850s, the downtrodden included so-called “clay eaters” and “sandhillers,” known for prematurely aged children distinguished by their yellowish skin, ragged clothing, and listless minds. Surveying political rhetoric and policy, popular literature and scientific theories over 400 years, in White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America, Nancy Isenberg upends assumptions about America’s supposedly class-free society––where liberty and hard work were meant to ensure real social mobility. Poor whites were central to the rise of the Republican Party in the early nineteenth century, and the Civil War itself was fought over class issues nearly as much as it was fought over slavery. “A riveting thesis supported by staggering research,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >