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 >
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 >

GIVE AND TAKE by Lucie Félix
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Simple exercises to enhance fine-motor development and build shape recognition. (Novelty board book. 1-3)"
Placing big, die-cut geometric shapes into appropriately shaped niches reinforces several simple concepts in this minimalist import. Read full book review >
TURN ON THE NIGHT by Geraldo Valério
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"More than a bedtime story: a treat from a masterful artist. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A little girl falls asleep—clutching her picture book and her stuffed-animal hen—and a joyous, wordless adventure unfolds. Read full book review >
THE MOON INSIDE by Sandra V. Feder
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A lovely addition to any bedtime repertoire. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A young girl's fear of the dark is quieted when she explores the night with her mother in Feder (Daisy's Big Night, 2014) and Sicuro's (Bright Sky, Starry City, 2015) first collaboration. Read full book review >
A HOP IS UP by Kristy Dempsey
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Engaging art and attention to cadence and rhythm should make for a read-aloud winner. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A dog and child walk around their neighborhood. Read full book review >
HAT ON, HAT OFF by Theo Heras
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 9, 2016

"A seemingly simple story is greatly enhanced by nuanced, toddler-friendly details. (Picture book. 1-3)"
What parent or caregiver hasn't played the game of putting on and taking off a piece of clothing with a baby? Read full book review >
THE MISSING BATMOBILE by DC Comics
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A pretty good start for little readers dipping their toes into the world of DC Comics. (Board book. 1-3)"
The superfriends battle the Joker. Read full book review >
CITYBLOCK by Christopher Franceschelli
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Children in urban settings will recognize this city's feel, while suburban or rural children will be equally happy to join in the adventure. (Board book. 1-4)"
The latest addition to Franceschelli and Peskimo's (Dinoblock, 2015, etc.) collection of very thick board books exploits all the possibilities of the format. 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 >