GRANDMA'S CHRISTMAS WISH by Helen Foster James
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Perhaps a little too sweet in tone for some, but most grandmas would love to read this to a grandchild. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A gray grandma bunny expresses her love for her little bunny grandbaby in this sweetly sentimental sequel to Grandma Loves You! (2013). Read full book review >
THE BIG BOOK OF ANIMALS OF THE WORLD by Ole Könnecke
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"This is one to pore over—visually appealing, intellectually satisfying, and fun to boot. (Board book. 2-5)"
This oversized board book highlights both familiar and unusual animals in a variety of habitats. Read full book review >

WALTER'S WHEELS by Noelle Dingeldein
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Young children will be happy to find this feline and his wheels again and again. (Board book. 1-3)"
Things that go, a cat to find, cheerful colors, and slight text make a board book that will engage young readers. Read full book review >
LETTERS ARE FOR LEARNING by Andrew Neyer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"This whimsical presentation of the alphabet is good fun for both toddlers and their adults. (Board book. 2-5)"
This small, square board book offers a scene incorporating animal characters, actions, and miscellaneous items to introduce each letter of the alphabet. Read full book review >
HANUKKAH IS COMING! by Tracy Newman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A joyful and sweet introduction to the holiday. (Board book. 1-4)"
A simple introduction for very young children to some of the ways Hanukkah is celebrated. Read full book review >

CAN YOU WHOO, TOO? by Harriet Ziefert
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Attractive, unusual, and unexpectedly informative. (Informational picture book. 2-6)"
Ziefert and Fatus explore and interpret familiar animal sounds. Read full book review >
WENDELL THE NARWHAL by Emily Dove
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Whether would-be musicians or not, children will find a lot to like in little Wendell. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Teamwork helps a narwhal to participate in an underwater orchestra. Read full book review >
UNDER THE SLEEPY STARS by Stephanie Shaw
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A sweet selection to help comfort and pacify baby at bedtime. (Board book. 1-3)"
Mama Owl and her baby owlet look down on the forest, watching as the animals settle down for the night. Read full book review >
I LIKE TO SQUEAK! HOW DO YOU SPEAK? by Jonathan Litton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A pleasant enough interactive tool. (Board book. 1-3)"
Little ones learn to make animal sounds. Read full book review >
PUMPKIN PARTY! by Maudie Powell-Tuck
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A new holiday favorite. (Board book. 1-3)"
Woodland critters celebrate Halloween. Read full book review >
GOOD NIGHT! by Ethan Long
by Ethan Long, illustrated by Ethan Long
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Though the book ends with the firm instruction to 'sleep tight,' its playful interactivity is rousing rather than soporific; best not to save it for just before bedtime. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Lightning may not strike twice in the same place, but Long comes close with this companion to Hi! (2015). Read full book review >
WHOSE TRUCK? by Toni Buzzeo
Kirkus Star
by Toni Buzzeo, illustrated by Jim Datz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Interactive and educational, this one is a must for toddlers and preschoolers fascinated by trucks and the people who operate them. (Board book. 2-5)"
This follow-up to Whose Tools? (2015) asks kids to guess which workers six different trucks belong to. 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 >