TITO THE MAGICIAN by Guido van Genechten
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Genuine self-confidence, humility, and a sense of wonder: bravo, Tito. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Being a magician is no easy trick. It hinges on one of the human qualities that's most difficult to achieve. Read full book review >
AM I LIKE YOU? by Laura Erickson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"More a 21st-century meditation on selfhood than an encouragement to quiet observation. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A light-skinned, blond boy and his light-skinned, brown-haired mother wander through the woods, looking at birds. Read full book review >

BUDDY AND EARL AND THE GREAT BIG BABY by Maureen Fergus
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Earl concludes that babies and dogs have something in common...they both make the world a happier place. Of course. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Buddy and Earl—dog and hedgehog, respectively—experience life's most peculiar phenomenon: a baby. Read full book review >
LOVE MONSTER AND THE SCARY SOMETHING by Rachel Bright
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Yet another outing that will have readers empathizing with and maybe emulating Love Monster. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The lovable red monster is back, this time facing something all young children will find familiar: nighttime noise fears. Read full book review >
SCAREDY-CAT by Nick Bruel
by Nick Bruel, illustrated by Nick Bruel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"An origin story—and alphabet practice and vocabulary stretcher—for Bad Kitty's fans. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A look back at the Halloween that transformed a brave, daring, and energetic kitty into a scaredy-cat and then into the Bad Kitty readers know. Read full book review >

10 BUSY BROOMS by Carole Gerber
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A Halloween counting book that doesn't add up to much. (Picture book. 2-5)"
"1 little witch on a long, speedy broom" rescues eight others who are threatened by Halloween creatures…or dreary chores. Read full book review >
I'M NOT TRICK-OR-TREATING by Laura Gehl
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Goes down easily for those youngsters who are similarly frightened, and Peep's corny jokes should be added to every repertoire. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Peep and Egg are back, and this time big sibling Peep is trying to convince Egg to go trick-or-treating. Read full book review >
SEASONS OF THE BEAR by Ginger Wadsworth
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"The wildfire is all that sparks here. (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
A black bear ushers her two cubs through their first seasonal round. Read full book review >
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING by Arthur A. Levine
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Both lovely and deeply empathetic. (Picture book. 5-7)"
When old age takes its toll on Grandpa's memory, Noah learns to value every moment with him. Read full book review >
10 LITTLE NINJAS by Miranda Paul
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A lightweight offering undermined by awkward writing. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The familiar ditty about little monkeys jumping on a bed is reimagined with a racially diverse group of 10 children going to imaginative lengths to resist bedtime. Read full book review >
WHO'S THE GROSSEST OF THEM ALL? by Susan McElroy Montanari
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Since the most natural audience for a grossness contest is typically past picture books, subject and format seem to be a classic mismatch. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The latest in the unquenchable who's-the-most horrible, hideous, revolting, repulsive, disgusting, gross, and vile genre. Read full book review >
WAKE UP, CITY! by Erica Silverman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A different view of a city (and of getting to school) than is usually presented, this is sure to be a hit, in rural and urban areas alike. (Picture book. 4-8)"
As a young girl and her father journey to an easily guessed destination, the sun rises and the city starts it day. 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 >