NOPE by Drew Sheneman
by Drew Sheneman, illustrated by Drew Sheneman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"Full of humor and action, with easily recognizable emotions. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A nearly wordless graphic picture book illustrates the angst of a fledgling whose parent is determined to see it take its first flight. Read full book review >
GRUMPY FEET by Lisa Stubbs
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Stubbs tackles an evergreen topic and does it very well. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A bear steps out of a drawing to chase away a bad mood. Read full book review >

I LOVE YOU TOO, I LOVE YOU THREE by Wendy Tugwood
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"Odd and disturbing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A white mother and young child sing a loving counting rhyme at bedtime. Read full book review >
PLANET KINDERGARTEN by Sue Ganz-Schmitt
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"The seamless additions of lessons on cooperation and kindness bring this to a new level, but it can't top the original book for creativity. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Ganz-Schmitt and Prigmore continue the space theme and follow the cast and crew from Planet Kindergarten (2014) as they celebrate the 100th day of school and all that they have learned so far. Read full book review >
A WARM WINTER by Feridun Oral
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"A warming read. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Little Mouse enlists the help of woodland neighbors when he gathers firewood to warm his nest. Read full book review >

KWIK & KWAK NEVER GIVE UP by Nikolai Popov
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"Friendly, froggy fun. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Odd-couple frogs Kwik and Kwak are friends. Read full book review >
WE FOUND A HAT by Jon Klassen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Beguiling. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Rounding out what is now being called the Hat Trilogy, Klassen presents the story of two tortoises that find a hat. Read full book review >
CHICKEN SOUP, CHICKEN SOUP by Pamela Mayer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"The story may a little obvious, but the good feelings (and good tastes) that it brings to mind are cooked just right for families like Sophie's—and everyone else—to enjoy. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Lucky is the child who gets to savor two different kinds of chicken soup made by her two grandmothers. Read full book review >
WELCOME by Barroux
by Barroux, illustrated by Barroux
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Refugees forced to find a new home—sadly, an always timely subject—deserve better storytelling than this. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Polar bears find refuge on a tropical island paradise. Read full book review >
I AM A BABY by Kathryn Madeline Allen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Here's a book to help babies one day say 'I am a reader.' (Picture book. 6 mos.-3)"
Rhyming text paired with cheery photos of racially diverse babies creates a warm invitation to reading for little ones and their caregivers. Read full book review >
DRAT THAT FAT CAT! by Julia Patton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Read that fat cat! (Picture book. 4-7)"
Cornelius Van Ploof is not a cat person—or is he? Read full book review >
HIDING HEIDI by Fiona Woodcock
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A lovely, inventive take on learning to give and take, for older preschoolers and young grade schoolers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little girl has a big talent—blending into the background. Is it fun for all? 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 >