BOB AND FLO by Rebecca Ashdown
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 7, 2015

"Here's hoping for a return of Bob and Flo…and for every preschooler to find a friendship like theirs. (Picture book. 2-5)"
On the first day of preschool, a bucket becomes the catalyst for a wonderful new friendship. Read full book review >
ROSIE GOES TO PRESCHOOL by Karen Katz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 7, 2015

"Rosie provides a delightful introduction to preschool that will soothe first-day worries. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An endearing guide shows young children what preschool will be like. Read full book review >

WELCOME HOME, BEAR by Il Sung Na
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 7, 2015

"Pair this grand read-aloud with Na's Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit (2010) for preschool natural-history awareness. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Bear discovers there's no place like home. Read full book review >
BEAR & HARE GO FISHING by Emily Gravett
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 7, 2015

"Funny and quick, with excellent art that's curbed by its tight frame. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An easygoing fishing trip yields unexpected catches. Read full book review >
BEASTLY BABIES by Ellen Jackson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 7, 2015

"Lots of fun. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A simple rhyming text celebrates some shared characteristics of baby animals. Read full book review >

THE MOON IS GOING TO ADDY'S HOUSE by Ida Pearle
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 7, 2015

"Exquisite, electrifying, soothing, and soporific, brilliant in color and execution, this book beams. (Picture book. 2-8)"
Addy spots the moon as she leaves her city play date and marvels as it follows her all the way back to her country home. Read full book review >
DEEP DEEP SEA by Frann Preston-Gannon
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 1, 2015

"When it comes to colors and counting, Preston-Gannon offers a perfect opportunity for little ones to get their feet wet. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
This counting book for infants and toddlers is set in the deep blue sea. Read full book review >
BOO! by Leslie Patricelli
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 1, 2015

"A warm and cuddly celebration of the creepiest holiday. (Board book. 1-3)"
Patricelli's tiny tot celebrates Halloween. Read full book review >
A+ FOR BIG BEN by Sarah Ellis
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 1, 2015

"A+ for Big Ben earns only a C-. (Board book. 2-3)"
Ellis and LaFave's charming Big Ben (2001) is adapted into a board-book format. 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 >
THE SNAKE WHO SAID SHHH... by Jodie Parachini
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 1, 2015

"A satisfying jungle tale for young readers and listeners. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Who ever heard of a snake that can't hiss? Read full book review >
MY BARNYARD! by Betty Schwartz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 30, 2015

"Part book, part puzzle, all fun. (Board book. 1-3)"
Little ones are invited to piece together a farm. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sabaa Tahir
August 4, 2015

Sabaa Tahir’s novel An Ember in the Ashes reveals a world inspired by ancient Rome and defined by brutality. Seventeen-year-old Laia has grown up with one rule for survival: Never challenge the Empire. But when Laia’s brother Darin is arrested for treason, she leaves behind everything she knows, risking her life to try and save him. She enlists help from the rebels whose extensive underground network may lead to Darin. Their help comes with a price, though. Laia must infiltrate the Empire’s greatest military academy as a spy. Elias is the Empire’s finest soldier—and its most unwilling one. Thrown together by chance and united by their hatred of the Empire, Laia and Elias will soon discover that their fates are intertwined—and that their choices may change the destiny of the entire Empire. We talk to An Ember in the Ashes author Sabaa Tahir this week on Kirkus TV. View video >