BABY ANIMAL FRIENDS by DK Publishing
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"A bright, friendly read for little ones just starting to use books for themselves. (Board book. 9-18 mos.)"
Baby animals on parade. Read full book review >
BABY TOUCH YOUR NOSE by DK Publishing
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"A demographically and developmentally appropriate offering. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Babies demonstrate simple actions in photos accompanied by one line of a couplet. Read full book review >

ANIMAL NUMBERS by Thomas Flintham
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"Not an essential purchase, but this playful romp from one to 10 with a whale, lions, blue bears, pink elephants, crocodiles, pandas, foxes, penguins, parrots, and monkeys keeps the learning light. (Board book. 1-3)"
Rhyming text and cartoony creatures careen across the sturdy pages of this board book. Read full book review >
1 BIG SALAD by Juana Medina
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"From layout to text to artwork, this counting book takes 'playing with your food' to a new level. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Photographs of salad ingredients, embellished with details done in black ink, create whimsical arrays from one through 10. Read full book review >
NURSERY RHYME CLUES AND CRIMES by Walter Foster Jr.
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 1, 2016

"Will the puzzle pieces last any longer than the thin plastic sleeves in which they're packaged? It's no mystery. (Nursery rhymes/novelty. 2-4)"
Pre-K Poirots eager to find out what happened to Humpty Dumpty, Little Miss Muffet, and other nursery-rhyme victims can literally assemble the clues in this set of jigsaw puzzles. Read full book review >

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 >
Kirkus Interview
Andrea Beaty
August 30, 2016

In Andrea Beaty and David Roberts’ new picture book Ada Twist, Scientist is like her classmates, builder Iggy and inventor Rosie: scientist Ada, a character of color, has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose? When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it’s up to her to find the source. Not afraid of failure, she embarks on a fact-finding mission and conducts scientific experiments, all in the name of discovery. But this time, her experiments lead to even more stink and get her into trouble! Inspired by real-life makers such as Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, Ada Twist, Scientist champions girl power and women scientists, and brings welcome diversity to picture books about girls in science. “Cool and stylish,” our reviewer writes. View video >