SHAPES AT PLAY by Silvia Borando
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 7, 2016

"Offers nothing unique in a market full of concept books about shapes. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Against stark-white pages, identical red triangles, identical yellow squares, and identical blue circles are arranged and rearranged into familiar items amid a text heavily punctuated with exclamation marks. Read full book review >
ABC GAMES by DK Publishing
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 5, 2016

"A basic but effective tool for expanding young readers' relationships with the alphabet. (Novelty board book. 2-4)"
Little ones develop their alphabet skills. Read full book review >

BEDTIME by Frankie Jones
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 5, 2016

"A pleasant interactive outing. (Board book. 2-3)"
Little Ted prepares for bed. Read full book review >
SHAPES by Bonnier Publishing
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 5, 2016

"Adds little to the concept-book shelf. (Board book. 1-3)"
This introduction to shapes includes a geometric die-cut hole on every page. Read full book review >
JUMP INTO FALL! by Gareth Llewhellin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 5, 2016

"A pleasant and warm trip in to fall. (Board book. 1-2)"
A brown bear celebrates the season. Read full book review >

LITTLE BLUE TRUCK'S HALLOWEEN by Alice Schertle
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 5, 2016

"Beloved Little Blue takes a bit of the mystery—and fear—out of Halloween costumes. (Board book. 2-4)"
A lift-the-flap book gives the littlest trick-or-treaters some practice identifying partygoers under their costumes. Read full book review >
BEAR & HARE—SHARE! by Emily Gravett
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 5, 2016

"Well worth sharing. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Bear and Hare are more toddlerlike than ever. Read full book review >
A UNICORN NAMED SPARKLE by Amy Young
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 5, 2016

"A tale about coming to love someone—or something—for who they are and not what one hopes them to be: a pleasant addition to the odd-couple shelf. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Lucy dreams of owning a unicorn, but a mail-order scam brings a one-horned, smelly goat instead—who just might be her perfect match. Read full book review >
THE MIXED-UP TRUCK by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 5, 2016

"A good reminder for adults that giving instructions is an art and that mistakes will be made from time to time (and that white powder not intended for small mixers should be put out of reach). (Picture book. 18 mos.-3)"
A brightly striped cement mixer tries to do the job right on its first day, with mixed results. Read full book review >
TEN LITTLE FINGERS, TWO SMALL HANDS by Kristy Dempsey
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 5, 2016

"Lends itself nicely to follow a certain action rhyme about baking! (Picture book. 1-3)"
A diverse cast of toddlers use their hands in all different ways to eat a snack. Read full book review >
WHILE YOU ARE SLEEPING by Melinda Szymanik
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 1, 2016

"Yawn. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An import from New Zealand details what happens in the waking world when one is asleep. Read full book review >
I'M WILD ABOUT YOU! by Sandra Magsamen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 28, 2016

"These cutesy board books come across as just more saccharine fluff. (Board book. 1-3)"
Sweet exclamations of unconditional love and admiration are the order of the day here. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Andrea Beaty
August 30, 2016

In Andrea Beaty and David Roberts’ new picture book Ada Twist, Scientist is like her classmates, builder Iggy and inventor Rosie: scientist Ada, a character of color, has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose? When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it’s up to her to find the source. Not afraid of failure, she embarks on a fact-finding mission and conducts scientific experiments, all in the name of discovery. But this time, her experiments lead to even more stink and get her into trouble! Inspired by real-life makers such as Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, Ada Twist, Scientist champions girl power and women scientists, and brings welcome diversity to picture books about girls in science. “Cool and stylish,” our reviewer writes. View video >