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 >
SHOW ME HOW YOU FEEL by J.A. Barnes
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 25, 2016

"Despite quibbles, this and its companion are refreshingly developmentally appropriate and strive hard to truly reflect our diverse world. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
A diverse crew of babies and toddlers demonstrates a variety of feelings and physical states in clear, stock photos. Read full book review >

CLIP, CLOP by Catherine Hnatov
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 15, 2016

"A pleasant-enough variation on the perennially popular animal-noise genre. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
A series of farm animals strut, wander, ramble, trot, and scamper across the pages of this simple board book. Read full book review >
NOW YOU SEE ME, NOW YOU DON'T by Silvia Borando
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2016

"Artistic simplicity and visual play spark unfettered fun in this charming little book. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An engaging treat for keen-eyed readers, Borando's latest wordless concept book is a visual delight. Read full book review >
HOG IN THE FOG by Julia Copus
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2016

"Hooray for Lil and Harry. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Where is Harry the Hog? A goofy crew of animal friends sets out to find him. Read full book review >
STRONG AS A BEAR by Katrin Stangl
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2016

"A celebration of expression—in both senses of the word. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This German import employs fresh and familiar similes to examine the varied behaviors children exhibit throughout a day. Read full book review >
BUSY BUILDERS, BUSY WEEK! by Jean Reidy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2016

"The lively text supports the joy, but in this case, the delight is in the details. (Picture book. 2-6)"
An animal construction crew works each day of the week to complete a fun surprise for the neighborhood. Read full book review >
WITH ANY LUCK I'LL DRIVE A TRUCK by David Friend
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2016

"Lucky indeed are the kids who get to indulge in this splendid little wish-fulfillment daydream. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A delightful ode to trucks goes above and beyond the usual churning, wrecking, and pounding. Read full book review >
BLACK CAT & WHITE CAT by Claire Garralon
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"A smartly paced and sweetly drawn story for little readers. (Board book. 1-3)"
Black Cat and White Cat look for a place to play. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Melissa Sweet
author of SOME WRITER!
September 26, 2016

“SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, two-time Caldecott Honor winner and 2014 Kirkus Prize finalist Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White's granddaughter. “Like Charlotte, Sweet spins a terrific story,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A masterful biography that will enchant young readers.” View video >