OUT OF SHAPES by Ashley G.
by Ashley G., illustrated by Ashley G.
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Best when used or displayed alongside the blocks, where it might inspire young children to build their own shape-based creations. (Board book. 18 mos.-4)"
The basic shapes—circle (in yellow), triangle (in red), square (in blue), rectangle (in orange)—combine to form easily recognizable objects. Read full book review >
CRITTER COLORS by Ashley G.
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"With so many excellent board books about color on the market, those with limited budgets can safely pass on this pale contribution to the spectrum. (Board book. 18 mos.-4)"
"What can you make out of colors?" is the question posed by this simple board book. Read full book review >

HOOT! HOOT! by Nosy Crow
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"An excellent read for babies beginning to develop their voices. (Board book. 1-3)"
Little ones learn to mimic the music of the night. Read full book review >
MAISY'S DIGGER by Lucy Cousins
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A pleasant introduction to basic story structure. (Board book. 2-3)"
Maisy and her pals create a pond. Read full book review >
FIVE LITTLE MONKEYS by Natalie Marshall
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"An unnecessary book. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
A board-book reinterpretation of the well-known nursery rhyme. Read full book review >

I LOVE MY PUPPY by Caroline Jayne Church
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A cozy read. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
A girl and her dog bond for life. Read full book review >
LET'S GO TO THE FIREHOUSE by Scholastic Inc.
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Firefighter fans will flock to this one. Get ready for repeat reads. (Board book. 1-4)"
Learn your way around the fire station with this simple board-book introduction. Read full book review >
PEEK-A-BOO FARM by Joyce Wan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"In all, a charming introduction to the familiar animals of the farm for youngsters. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
A "guess who" game for very young children introduces seven animals they might meet on a farm. Read full book review >
WHO'S HUNGRY? by Dean Hacohen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A terrific read to placate little ones who may be waiting on their own meals. (Picture book. 2-4)"
From the team behind Tuck Me In (2010) comes another clever flip-the-flap creation.Read full book review >
HAPPY IN OUR SKIN by Fran Manushkin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"The combination of lovingly humorous and detailed mixed-media illustrations and infectious rhymes will cause little ones and their families to pore over this book again and again. (Picture book. 2-5)"
More than skin deep, this rhyming paean to diversity offers readers an array of families of all colors and orientations, living and loving one another in a vibrant city setting. Read full book review >
THE QUEEN'S HAT by Steve Antony
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Happily close to the most recent royal birth, this whimsical, British-themed picture book provides a kidcentric introduction to the geography of London and a great opportunity for spontaneous counting and observation activities. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Pursued by a corgi sporting an argyle vest, a cartoonish queen figure runs through London chasing her hat, which is being whisked away by a strong breeze. Read full book review >
BLACK CAT, WHITE CAT by Silvia Borando
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Simply captivating. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Two cats find friendship in their seemingly opposite (yet, oh so similar!) lives. 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 >