THE SANTA SHIMMY by Christianne Jones
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"An agreeably active Christmas read. (Board book. 1-3)"
A little tyke dances with old Saint Nick. Read full book review >
ALL SHOOK UP! by Alain Crozon
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"Don't bother to lift these flaps. (Novelty board book. 2-4)"
Whimsical, big-eyed animals move to an Elvis beat with the lift or swing of a flap. Read full book review >

I CAN ROAR! by Frank Asch
by Frank Asch, illustrated by Frank Asch
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"Great for adults and children to share, taking turns playing the parts of various animals. For more fun, have a mirror handy so kids can be delighted by their own transformations. (Board book. 2-4)"
Children can pretend to be many different animals by putting their faces up to the large die-cut hole at the center of this interactive board-book offering. 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 >
I PLAY by David McPhail
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 28, 2015

"Despite the brevity of the text, the humor embedded in the illustrations will engage even adults, who will doubtless be asked to 'read it again.' (Board book. 1-3)"
Find a baby and play together with this board book geared to the attention spans of very young children. Read full book review >
SPOOKY POOKIE by Sandra Boynton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 7, 2015

"A pleasant holiday spent with a perfectly charming character. (Board book. 1-3)"
One of Boynton's signature characters celebrates Halloween. Read full book review >
TEN MONSTERS IN THE BED by Katie Cotton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 7, 2015

"A distinct change of pace from the cute clucks and oinks of Noisy Farm (2013) and like sound-makers. (Picture book/novelty. 2-6)"
Setting new standards for gross sound effects, 10 monsters snore, scream, scratch, hiccup, belch, or worse as they tumble one by one out of an overcrowded bunk bed. 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 >