PLEASE, MR. PANDA by Steve Antony
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Simple yet funny enough for multiple readings. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The essential words are right in the title—and somehow forgotten by all but one of the animals offered a selection of brightly colored doughnuts. Read full book review >
HOW TO GROW A FRIEND by Sara Gillingham
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"The slightly didactic message of tolerance and inclusiveness is made palatable by the gardening analogy, and this book will encourage young friendships to bloom. (Picture book. 2-4)"
This attractive picture book for the very young from accomplished illustrator and debut author Gillingham explores a thoughtful analogy between gardening and friendship. Read full book review >

MUST. PUSH. BUTTONS! by Jason Good
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Not a must. read. book. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A rambunctious child tries to find outlets for his surfeit of energy. Read full book review >
WHERE BEAR? by Sophy Henn
by Sophy Henn, illustrated by Sophy Henn
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 2, 2015

"This gentle tale about friendship and home will give early readers and their grown-ups plenty of food for discussion. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The eternal quandaries of friendships between animals and children are given a new twist in this debut picture book by British artist Henn. Read full book review >
TEN PLAYFUL TIGERS by Betty Schwartz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 1, 2015

" A perfectly adequate count-along. (Board book. 1-3)"
A streak of tiger cubs scampers around the jungle, gradually increasing in number. Read full book review >

FUN WITH COLORS by Maxine Davenport
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 1, 2015

"Quibbles aside, the graphically simple pictures will serve as a way for parents and teachers to expand the vocabularies of their young charges and perhaps tempt them to try some of the less-familiar fruits. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
A bright, cheerful board book uses the colors of fruit as its organizing principle. Read full book review >
BETTY GOES BANANAS by Steve Antony
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 23, 2014

"Teachers and parents of short-fused toddlers will read this over and over. Serve with bananas. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Betty's hunger gets the better of her when she faces a banana she cannot open. Read full book review >
WHAT DOES BABY LOVE? by Karen Katz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 16, 2014

"A board book that's about as exciting as plain oatmeal. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Babies play with things they love in this lift-a-flap book. Read full book review >
RUDIE NUDIE by Emma Quay
by Emma Quay, illustrated by Emma Quay
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"A bracing burst of joie de vivre, ideal for any rude, nude, naked brood. (Picture book. 2-6)"
This Australian import features two imps who take a particular pleasure in gamboling about sans covering. Read full book review >
RAIN FOREST COLORS by Janet Lawler
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Readers will not only practice their colors, they'll get an inkling of what a colorful and wonderful world we live in. (Informational picture book. 2-8)"
Stunning animal photos introduce children to 10 basic colors in this latest from National Geographic Kids. Read full book review >
COMING HOME by Greg Ruth
by Greg Ruth, illustrated by Greg Ruth
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Though it's on the manipulative side, it should be helpful for children anticipating a parent's return. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A nearly wordless picture book chronicles the wait for reunion after a troop plane lands. Read full book review >
EDIBLE COLORS by Jennifer Vogel Bass
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Quibbles aside, this volume presents appetizing produce in an engaging array. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This photographic study of color introduces both widely known and unusual fruits and vegetables. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Frank Bruni
March 31, 2015

Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no. In Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni explains why, giving students and their parents a new perspective on this brutal, deeply flawed competition and a path out of the anxiety that it provokes. “Written in a lively style but carrying a wallop, this is a book that family and educators cannot afford to overlook as they try to navigate the treacherous waters of college admissions,” our reviewer writes. View video >