MOVE IT, MISS MACINTOSH! by Peggy Robbins Janousky
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 13, 2016

"A nicely diverse addition to the teacher-doesn't-want-to-go-to-school shelf. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Miss Macintosh does not want to go to school.Read full book review >
THE BEAR WHO STARED by Duncan Beedie
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 5, 2016

"A nicely understated lesson in politeness for the very young. (Picture book. 3-5)"
He didn't mean to annoy all the other animals. He was just naturally curious. Read full book review >

MACAVITY! by T.S. Eliot
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 12, 2016

"Young readers won't need to know the story's literary origins, they'll just enjoy the romp of a conniving cat. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Here's another rerun from T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. Read full book review >
A SQUIGGLY STORY by Andrew Larsen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"This book offers a fine mirror for brown boys who aspire to write, but it's also a great pro-literacy story for all children about brown kids who hold reading and writing in high regard.(Picture book. 4-8)"
A positive tale of how a story can emerge organically from an inkling of an idea to an imaginative literary excursion—even at the hands of preliterate kids. Read full book review >
THE DAY I BECAME A BIRD by Ingrid Chabbert
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Like the flimsy bird costume, this story flops to the ground due to lack of real substance. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The age-old theme of unrequited love is told in this monochromatic minimalist rendering of the story of an unnamed boy who creates a bird costume and wears it all day in order to attract the attention of a young girl, with whom he is hopelessly in love. Read full book review >

OCEAN ANIMALS FROM HEAD TO TAIL by Stacey Roderick
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"For toddlers and preschoolers, an inviting opportunity to swim into the underwater world. (Informational picture book. 2-6)"
A guessing game introduces curious ocean animals from hammerhead sharks to sea horses. Read full book review >
GRUMBLES FROM THE TOWN by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"An inventive miss. (Picture book. 5-9)"
This quirky Mother Goose book turns convention on its head. Read full book review >
BUDDY'S BEDTIME BATTERY by Christina Geist
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Searchers of progressive muscle-relaxation books for children will find this choice interesting, but readers after robot fare should look elsewhere. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Imagination and progressive relaxation are the key to powering down little Buddy, the boy "robot." Read full book review >
FARAWAY FOX by Jolene Thompson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Informative and empathetic. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When human encroachment eliminates a young fox's forest habitat, it searches to find a new home. Read full book review >
CREATION by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Child-friendliness substitutes for awe in this cozy rendition. (Picture book/religion. 3-7)"
The Creation story, interpreted with minimalist art. Read full book review >
123 DREAM by Kim Krans
by Kim Krans, illustrated by Kim Krans
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A visual celebration of alliteration! (Picture book. 3-7)"
What do letters, numbers, and animals have in common? They are all in this book! Read full book review >
THE WATER PRINCESS by Susan Verde
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Though told by two outsiders to the culture, this timely and well-crafted story will educate readers on the preciousness of potable water. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An international story which tackles a serious global issue with Reynolds' characteristic visual whimsy. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fernanda Santos
author of THE FIRE LINE
May 17, 2016

When a bolt of lightning ignited a hilltop in the sleepy town of Yarnell, Arizona, in June 2013, setting off a blaze that would grow into one of the deadliest fires in American history, the 20 men who made up the Granite Mountain Hotshots sprang into action. New York Times writer Fernanda Santos’ debut book The Fire Line is the story of the fire and the Hotshots’ attempts to extinguish it. An elite crew trained to combat the most challenging wildfires, the Hotshots were a ragtag family, crisscrossing the American West and wherever else the fires took them. There's Eric Marsh, their devoted and demanding superintendent who turned his own personal demons into lessons he used to mold, train and guide his crew; Jesse Steed, their captain, a former Marine, a beast on the fire line and a family man who wasn’t afraid to say “I love you” to the firemen he led; Andrew Ashcraft, a team leader still in his 20s who struggled to balance his love for his beautiful wife and four children and his passion for fighting wildfires. We see this band of brothers at work, at play and at home, until a fire that burned in their own backyards leads to a national tragedy. View video >