STRIPES THE TIGER by Jean Leroy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"For dreamers of big dreams. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Inside every kitten is a tiger…Stripes longs to let his out! Read full book review >
A NUMBER SLUMBER by Suzanne Bloom
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Count on this as a solid bedtime-book choice. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A bedtime-book/concept-book mashup for little ones. Read full book review >

FAIRY FELICITY'S MOONLIGHT ADVENTURE by Alison Murray
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Sparkly mollusk fluid aside, expect a book that hits its own sweet spot fairy-ly well. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Surprise birthday party? Check. Fairies? Check. Inoffensive follow-the-line conceit? Check and check! Read full book review >
OLD DOG BABY BABY by Julie Fogliano
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Tender, joyous, and altogether wonderful. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Love and trust abound between a patient, old family dog and a very young baby. Read full book review >
STOWAWAY IN A SLEIGH by C. Roger Mader
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"This stowaway is here to stay as a new Christmas classic. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A larger-than-life cat's face with glowing, green eyes peeks out of a red sack on the cover of this story about a stowaway in Santa's sleigh, with those compelling eyes silently begging the reader to open the cover. Read full book review >

LITTLE FOX, LOST by Nicole Snitselaar
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 14, 2016

"While the puffy cover seems to signal 'gift shop book' and the rather bland story does not stand out from the crowd, young ones will surely be comforted by the reuniting of Mama and Little Fox. (Picture book. 1-5)"
A Québecois import offers a cautionary wintertime tale. Read full book review >
KISS IT BETTER by Smriti Prasadam-Halls
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"While it's certainly true that kisses make most things better, most kids don't need yet another book, no matter how sweet, to tell them so. (Picture book. 2-6)"
This book extols all the wondrous things that kisses can make better. Read full book review >
BEARS IN THE SNOW by Shirley Parenteau
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Adults: get ready for your children to ask you to lie facedown in the snow at the top of a hill. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The same four bears who puzzled out an issue with chairs (Bears on Chairs, 2009, etc.) again face the problem of where to fit four bear bottoms. Read full book review >
THE CHRISTMAS FOX by Anik McGrory
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A lovely, gentle, and open-ended introduction to the story of the birth of baby Jesus. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A young fox follows other animals into a stable, where he makes a newborn baby smile. Read full book review >
I LOVE MUSIC by Marion Billet
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Consider this an unessential novelty unless sturdy books with nonanimal sounds are sought. (Board book. 1-3)"
Recorder, piano, violin, guitars, drums, and xylophone are played by a pig, elephant, cat, zebras, bears, and mice respectively, while chips embedded in each page play an appropriate snippet of music. Read full book review >
PUSH! DIG! SCOOP! by Rhonda Gowler Greene
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Painless counting practice for construction-truck fans. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Anthropomorphic mother and father construction trucks teach their young ones how to do their jobs in this counting book/singalong. Read full book review >
I'LL WAIT, MR. PANDA by Steve Antony
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Certainly young readers will find Mr. Panda funny, will be tickled at the hyperbole, and may find the idea of a huge doughnut delectable to contemplate while waiting for their own surprises. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A penguin is rewarded for patience. 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 >