MY SNOW GLOBE by Megan E. Bryant
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"The text's repeated invitation to shake this fake snow globe will frustrate 21st-century children, who expect more from interactive books. (Board book. 2-4)"
This board book offers sturdy pages that can be handled more roughly than the breakable knickknack it tries to emulate. Read full book review >
THE MOUSE AND THE MOON by Gabriel Alborozo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A quiet friendship story reminiscent of Kevin Henkes' Kitten's First Full Moon (2004) but not quite so satisfying. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A lonely "little mouse" whose only friend is the moon finds a kindred spirit. Read full book review >

HUNGRY BIRD by Jeremy Tankard
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A delightful romp. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Bird's animal friends are patient, generous, and seemingly used to his endless complaints from previous outings in Grumpy Bird, (2007) and Boo Hoo Bird (2010). Read full book review >
BUDDY'S BEDTIME BATTERY by Christina Geist
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Searchers of progressive muscle-relaxation books for children will find this choice interesting, but readers after robot fare should look elsewhere. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Imagination and progressive relaxation are the key to powering down little Buddy, the boy "robot." Read full book review >
RESCUE SQUAD NO. 9 by Mike Austin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"'Hooray! Hooray!' (Picture book. 2-5)"
Following Fire Engine No. 9 (2015), Austin looks at maritime emergency vehicles. Read full book review >

HOP ALONG BOO, TIME FOR BED by Mandy Sutcliffe
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A snooze. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A lullaby sends Belle and her stuffed bunny, Boo, off to sleep. Read full book review >
OSKAR LOVES... by Britta Teckentrup
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 25, 2016

"A not entirely one-dimensional corvine bliss-out. (Picture book. 2-4)"
There isn't anything that Oskar, a small bird, doesn't love. How about you? Read full book review >
CHRISTMAS IN THE BARN by Margaret Wise Brown
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Despite these minor quibbles, a new edition of any of Brown's work is a gift worth celebrating. (Picture book/religion. 2-6)"
Brown's Nativity story, first published in 1952, is updated with new art from the illustrator of the popular Llama Llama series. Read full book review >
MY FIRST BOOK OF ANIMAL OPPOSITES by National Wildlife Federation
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Take this one to the zoo. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
Excellent nature photography, even in this small (6 inches square) board-book format, will intrigue young animal lovers. Read full book review >
CRASH! THE CAT by David McPhail
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 15, 2016

"A sadly run-of-the-mill effort from such a name as McPhail. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Crash is a feline wrecking crew! Read full book review >
YOU ARE TWO by Sara O'Leary
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 15, 2016

"Pick up a copy or two for the toddlers and toddler-fans in your life. (Picture book. 2)"
A celebration of what it is to be 2! Read full book review >
MELTDOWN! by Jill Murphy
by Jill Murphy, illustrated by Jill Murphy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A slice-of-life toddler story that squarely maintains focus on the toddler. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A parent-child power struggle at the grocery story provokes the titular meltdown. 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 >