THE WONDER by Faye Hanson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Few books so truthfully represent a child's wandering, unwavering wondering. (Picture book. 2-8)"
A boy daydreams, wondering "where the birds are flying to," "who makes the clouds," "what the best playground in the world might be like," "what the crossing guard's sign would taste like," and "how the stars shine." Read full book review >
A SURPRISE FOR TINY MOUSE by Petr Horácek
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Tiny Mouse and her small adventure are a most welcome addition to the board-book shelf. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
Tiny Mouse likes all kinds of weather, except for "splashy rain." Read full book review >

PEEKABOO PRESENTS by Night & Day Studios
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Utterly forgettable. (Board book. 1-3)"
The interactive app becomes a holiday board book. Read full book review >
COUNTING ON COMMUNITY by Innosanto Nagara
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Ideal for any community where children count. (Board book. 2-5)"
A difficult concept is simply and strikingly illustrated for the very youngest members of any community, with a counting exercise to boot. Read full book review >
LOST DOG by Michael Garland
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A delightful story with wide appeal beyond the early-reader designation. (Early reader/picture book. 2-8)"
A huge dog named Pete gets really lost on the way to Grandma's house for a birthday celebration. Read full book review >

PIG IS BIG ON BOOKS by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A subtle, accomplished story with few words but a big overall effect. (Early reader. 2-8)"
A charming pink pig enjoys reading books of different sorts in different places, leading to the creation of a book of his own. Read full book review >
I LOVE YOU, ONE TO TEN by Caroline Adderson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A tad gooey, but with enough googly to tame the treacle factor. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Inspired by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, a lullaby of love from the mother to the rumbustious child. Read full book review >
UP HAMSTER, DOWN HAMSTER by Kass Reich
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"For a genuinely engaging hamster adventure (for slightly older children), pick up Peggy Rathman's 10 Minutes Till Bedtime (1998)—an exact opposite of this weak offering. (Board book. 2-4)"
Hamsters demonstrate opposites in this new board book. Read full book review >
TRUCKS by Sara Gillingham
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Young readers will enjoy looking at the book and spinning the face, either independently or with their adult readers. (Board book. 2-4)"
A transportation book for the youngest ones. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Snow never left you feeling warmer inside. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Three toys make their way out into their first snow. Read full book review >
SNOW BUNNY'S CHRISTMAS GIFT by Rebecca Harry
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Soft, fluffy, and cute, just like Snow Bunny. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A white rabbit makes hand-knitted Christmas gifts for her friends in this sweet story with foil-embellished illustrations. Read full book review >
A GREAT BIG CUDDLE by Michael Rosen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Despite (or perhaps because of) the odd bits, this book successfully celebrates the private, gleeful, imaginative world of toddlers. (Picture book/poetry. 1-5)"
Short poems and accompanying illustrations make up this word-format poetry anthology for little ones. 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 >