ANIMAL BABIES ON THE MOUNTAIN! by Julia Groves
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Readers hoping to share beautiful, age-appropriate images and accurate terminology should look no further than this book and its companions, bracing antidotes to the cuteness that floods the board-book shelves. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Animals that inhabit a mountain biome are introduced in this simple board book, one of four. Read full book review >
PRESENTS THROUGH THE WINDOW by Taro Gomi
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"There's a subtle lesson here to slow down and evaluate before making a decision. But with this book, a snap judgement holds up—it's a winner. (Picture book. 2-7)"
This year Santa is in a big hurry with his Christmas Eve deliveries. In fact, he's so rushed that he is delivering packages by helicopter. Read full book review >

MY WONDERFUL NURSERY RHYME COLLECTION by Silver Dolphin Books
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Overall, a delightful collection—priced so that it's easy to buy several to give as gifts. (Nursery rhymes. 1-4)"
Looking for an attractive compendium of nursery rhymes, songs, games, and lullabies all in one place? These 192 pages will deliver the goods, and then some. Read full book review >
WORDS FOR ME! by Sarah Jones
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A solid vocabulary-extension tool. (Board book. 1-2)"
Little readers expand their vocabularies. Read full book review >
I WANT TO BE A DRUMMER! by Mark Powers
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A simple introduction to a favorite musical instrument. (Board book. 2-3)"
A young percussionist builds a drum. Read full book review >

STANLEY'S COLORS by William Bee
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A clean-cut introduction to the colors of the rainbow. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Stanley the hamster moves from simple picture books to the board-book set. Read full book review >
SLEEPY SOLAR SYSTEM by John Hutton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Stronger in dreamy cuteness than in astronomical facts. Better bedtime books abound. (Picture book. 1-4)"
A sleepy sun says goodnight to nine planets and other solar system inhabitants. Read full book review >
WINTER, WINTER, COLD AND SNOW by Sharon Gibson Palermo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A wintertime version of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?(Picture book. 1-4)"
In Palermo's picture-book debut, various animals against snowy backdrops tell readers whom else they know and how those animals go about surviving the winter. Read full book review >
FIRST WORDS by Scholastic Inc.
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"While an admirable effort to give toddlers what they love, this and its companions are overly busy and prove that less is more with young children. (Board book. 1-3) "
In this primer of common words for toddlers to learn, there are flaps to lift, textures to feel, and photos to name. Read full book review >
WHAT TIME IS IT, DANIEL TIGER? by Maggie Testa
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"A terrific resource for fans of Daniel Tiger and newcomers alike. (Board book. 2-3)"
Animated PBS character Daniel Tiger helps readers tell time. Read full book review >
YOU ARE MY CUPCAKE by Joyce Wan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"A nice stand-in until little ones are ready for the real thing. (Cloth book. 0-6 mos.)"
Sweet, endearing words and edibles take center stage in this cloth book for the absolute youngest of readers. Read full book review >
OLIVIA LOVES OWL by David McPhail
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"McPhail's soft but unsentimental pen-and-ink drawings completed with muted watercolors strike a pleasant balance between real toddler activities and imaginative play. (Board book. 1-4)"
Following the formula established in Ben Loves Bear (2013), Bella Loves Bunny (2013), and Peter Loves Penguin (2014), McPhail here completes his board-book tour of the seasons. 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 >