IN THE SAVANNAH by Ella Bailey
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"A sweet ecosystem introduction for preschoolers, the first of a promising series. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The African savanna, home of a tiny lion cub, is full of intriguing wildlife. Read full book review >
FLUTTERBY BUTTERFLY by Emma Parrish
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 21, 2015

"Flutterby Butterfly's mild mystery makes for good, interactive fun. (Board book. 1-3)"
This interactive board book is actually sturdy enough for young children to manipulate. Read full book review >

SHARK BITE! by Beatrice Costamagna
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 2, 2015

"Though slight, this story has compensatory interactive components and characters that are time-tested kid-pleasers. (Board book. 2-4)"
Poor Mark the shark can't make any friends because all the other fish are frightened of his teeth. Read full book review >
THE BIG BOOK OF HAPPY by Natalie Marshall
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 2, 2015

"A good choice for young listeners not quite ready for plot but willing to spend time with an adult engaging in conversation about ideas. (Board book. 2-4)"
As the title promises, a board book big enough to use at toddler storytimes as well as in a lap. Read full book review >
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 >

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 >
THROUGH THE TOWN by Katie Haworth
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"Purchase for children who need action while they read, but read along to ensure that they slow down to actually look at the pictures. (Board book. 1-3)"
This board book and its simultaneously publishing companion, Around the World, start with an intriguing and potentially useful premise, providing pre-readers with an indented track to trace their ways through the pictures. Read full book review >
BLACK PLUS by Annette Tamarkin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 1, 2015

"Paper at play, designed to appeal as much to touch as to the eye. Both toddlers and budding paper artists may be drawn in. (Pop-up picture book. 2-4)"
Lifting a flap brings bright color and visual surprises to plain silhouettes in this wordless outing from a Belgian paper artist. Read full book review >
HELLO KITTY SUMMERTIME FUN by Frankie Jones
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"A cute, serviceable game. (Board book. 2-3)"
The iconic white cat enjoys the summer season. 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 >
MAPLE & WILLOW APART by Lori Nichols
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2015

"Ideal for sharing with sibling pairs about to be parted by the first day of school. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Two sisters must adjust to being apart when one starts kindergarten. Read full book review >
SAY HELLO! by Linda Davick
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"An upbeat if not essential celebration of a common courtesy. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A cheerful crew demonstrates some of the ways we can greet each other. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
authors of OFF THE PAGE
May 19, 2015

Meet Oliver, a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale and transported into the real world. Meet Delilah, the girl who wished Oliver into being. In bestseller Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer’s new young adult novel, Off the Page, it’s a miracle that seems perfect at first—but there are complications. To exist in Delilah’s world, Oliver must take the place of a regular boy. Enter Edgar, who agrees to play Oliver’s role in the pages of Delilah’s favorite book. But just when it seems that the plan will work, everything gets turned upside down. We talk to the mother-daughter team on Kirkus TV. View video >