EAT, SLEEP, POOP by Alexandra Penfold
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Eat, sleep, poop, read. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A baby's gotta do what a baby's gotta do. Read full book review >
HOW TO BUILD A SNOW BEAR by Eric Pinder
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A pleasant choice for a cozy read though not quite as sweet as the characters' first outing. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Bear and brother, introduced in How to Share with a Bear (2015), are back. 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 >
WHO'S HIDING WITH PENGUIN? by Vincent Mathy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Sturdier in construction than geography. (Board book. 1-3)"
Animals play hide-and-seek. 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 >

THE ITSY BITSY PILGRIM by Jeffrey Burton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"This holiday ditty misses too many beats. (Board book. 2-3)"
The traditional story of the first Thanksgiving is set to the tune of "The Itsy-Bitsy Spider" and stars rodents instead of humans. 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 >
BALLET by Sterling Publishing
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A decent starter for aspiring ballerinas and danseurs. (Board book. 1-3)"
Little readers explore the world of ballet. Read full book review >
MY DREAMS by Marie Fordacq
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Usually spot-on, this time Deneux and his collaborator have missed the mark. (Board book. 2-4)"
At night, when all is calm and quiet, a child dreams all sorts of adventures before coming home to dream some more. Read full book review >
EEK! A MOUSE SEEK-AND-PEEK BOOK by Anne-Sophie Baumann
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Bright and simple—though probably not durable enough to outlast the pleasure the OshKosh set will take in repeat tours. (Pop-up picture book. 2-5)"
In this flap-lifter's delight, a platoon of mice rummages through a house, room by room, for party supplies. Read full book review >
HAND IN HAND by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Thanks to Wells' experienced hand, this book is a fine gift for new parents. (Picture book. 2-6)"
An ode to parenting, from child to mother, starring Wells' beloved bunnies. Read full book review >
OCEAN ANIMALS FROM HEAD TO TAIL by Stacey Roderick
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"For toddlers and preschoolers, an inviting opportunity to swim into the underwater world. (Informational picture book. 2-6)"
A guessing game introduces curious ocean animals from hammerhead sharks to sea horses. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jeff Chang
September 20, 2016

In the provocative essays in journalist Jeff Chang’s new book We Gon’ Be Alright, Chang takes an incisive and wide-ranging look at the recent tragedies and widespread protests that have shaken the country. Through deep reporting with key activists and thinkers, personal writing, and cultural criticism, We Gon’ Be Alright links #BlackLivesMatter to #OscarsSoWhite, Ferguson to Washington D.C., the Great Migration to resurgent nativism. Chang explores the rise and fall of the idea of “diversity,” the roots of student protest, changing ideas about Asian Americanness, and the impact of a century of racial separation in housing. “He implores readers to listen, act, and become involved with today’s activists, who offer ‘new ways to see our past and our present,’ ” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A compelling and intellectually thought-provoking exploration of the quagmire of race relations.” View video >