CHIRRI & CHIRRA by Kaya Doi
by Kaya Doi, illustrated by Kaya Doi, translated by Yuki Kaneko
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 7, 2016

"A serene, feel-good outing with a cozy, old-fashioned feel. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In this Japanese import, the first in a long-running series to appear in English, two girls ride bikes through a forest—with stops for clover-blossom tea and jam sandwiches. Read full book review >
UNDERCOVER by Bastien Contraire
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 12, 2016

"Slow down and look! (Picture book. 3-6)"
A picture-book invitation to look carefully and observe. Read full book review >

MERVIN THE SLOTH IS ABOUT TO DO THE BEST THING IN THE WORLD by Colleen AF Venable
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A book to hug close and then share with a friend. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A slow-jam of a meta-picture book leads up to a best thing, indeed. Read full book review >
THIS IS MY BOOK! by Mark Pett
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Still, even on a very crowded metafictive shelf, this effort is good fun. (Novelty picture book. 3-7)"
"I am the author, and that means I get to write all of the words. I am also the illustrator, so I get to make all of the pictures, too," lectures a sadly deluded, bespectacled white man. Read full book review >
FIRST SNOW by Bomi Park
by Bomi Park, illustrated by Bomi Park
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Readers will find themselves longing for the season's first snow, too. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little Korean child celebrates the titular first snow. Read full book review >

NATURE by Thomas Hegbrook
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A book to return to over a broad range of ages. (Picture book. 3-10)"
A set of wordless images invites browsers to wonder and speculate about the natural world. Read full book review >
KNOCKS IN THE NIGHT by Tilde Michels
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"Quiet and nifty. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A sudden snowstorm leaves forest animals out in the cold. Read full book review >
PIGGY by Trevor Lai
by Trevor Lai, illustrated by Trevor Lai
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 20, 2016

"Pass on this porky paean to friendship; stick with Piggie with a side of Elephant. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Into the crowded field of porcine protagonists comes Piggy, a friendless pig who loves to read. Read full book review >
NATUMI TAKES THE LEAD by Gerry Ellis
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Pleasing photographs with a slight story to encourage aspiring animal rescuers. (map, facts, further information, photographer's note) (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
At an elephant orphanage in Kenya, a rescued baby grows from shy girl to leader of her pack. Read full book review >
MY TURN! by Laura Rankin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A delightful friendship story that children can relate to, as either Pammy or Wyatt. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Sharing is tough, but taking turns can be even tougher. Read full book review >
SWEET COMPETITION by Liz Reed
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Bit of a sticky mess.(Picture book. 3-5)"
A linked pair of cherries is the star of this fable with a familiar theme: cooperation is better than competition. Read full book review >
PUG MAN'S 3 WISHES by Sebastian Meschenmoser
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Wonderfully grouchy, with a touch of wickedness and a soupçon of warmth and color. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Introducing Pug Man, a wrinkled sack of grump…when things aren't going his way. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Morgan Matson
July 25, 2016

The Unexpected Everything is a YA feel-good story of friendship, finding yourself, and all the joys in life that happen while you’re busy making other plans. Andie has a plan. And she always sticks to her plan. Future? A top-tier medical school. Dad? Avoid him as much as possible (which isn’t that hard considering he’s a Congressman and he’s never around). Friends? Palmer, Bri, and Toby—pretty much the most awesome people on the planet, who needs anyone else? Relationships? No one’s worth more than three weeks. So it’s no surprise that Andie’s got her summer all planned out too. Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer pre-med internship, and lands both she and Dad back in the same house together for the first time in years. Suddenly she’s doing things that aren’t Andie at all. “Romance fans will find plenty to enjoy, as Andie gradually lets down her guard and risks the messy and unpredictable wonder of first love,” our reviewer writes. “A novel best read on a lazy summer day with sand between the toes.” View video >