TIZ AND OTT'S BIG DRAW by Bridget Marzo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A fine way to encourage artistic license for the very youngest of makers, many of whom can probably read this one themselves. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A pair of friends makes art and much, much more. Read full book review >
WHERE'S THE BABOON? by Michaël  Escoffier
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 14, 2015

"In a word: outstanding. (Picture book. 5-12)"
"It's a book! It's a game! It's Super Bookgame!" Read full book review >

SCRITCH SCRATCH SCRAWW PLOP by Kitty Crowther
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"A sweet treatment of a common theme. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In this French import, a little frog is afraid of nighttime sounds until his parents help him feel safe. Read full book review >
THE TIGER WHO WOULD BE KING by James Thurber
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 14, 2015

"A picture book that will be embraced due to its successful handling of difficult themes. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A cautionary tale about the futility of war by the late American humorist receives a stunning visual interpretation from Yoon. Read full book review >
THE NUTS by Eric Litwin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Parents may well hope that their children don't pick up Hazel's beat—but they probably will. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little composer gets her whole family moving and grooving to her "bop-able" beat, but it's not easy. Read full book review >

THE MENINO by Isol
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Children expecting a new sibling might take some wisdom here, but it may find its most natural audience in new parents, who can use it as both a primer and a comfort object. (Picture book. 5-8, adult)"
The trope that imagines a baby as an exotic creature—or perhaps even an alien—is taken to full and nearly irresistible flower in this picture book for those expecting new babies. Read full book review >
BEAR AND BUNNY by Daniel Pinkwater
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"Whimsical, pretty, and endearing. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Although close friends Bear and Bunny live independently, they decide to acquire a pet together. Read full book review >
THE PLACE WHERE YOU LIVE / EL LUGAR DONDE VIVES by James Luna
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 31, 2015

"A lighthearted celebration of a child's sense of place and belonging. (Bilingual picture book. 4-6)"
From enjoying tortillas and hot chocolate with their abuela to finishing a long day in their parents' arms, two siblings explore the place where they live. Read full book review >
KAMIK'S FIRST SLED by Matilda Sulurayok
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"An exciting tale of boy-and-puppy bonding for Inuit children, this story is also accessible to non-Inuit readers willing to meet Kamik and Jake out on the tundra. (Picture book. 4-9)"
This Canadian import recounts a winter afternoon of an Inuit boy named Jake and his sled dog puppy, Kamik. Read full book review >
JAKE MAKES A WORLD by Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 30, 2015

"Comprising 24 pages, the narrative closes a bit abruptly; nonetheless, this is a dynamic and creative introduction to a groundbreaking artist and an iconic collection. (biographical note, selected works, museum trustees) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Coinciding with the Museum of Modern Art's exhibition of Jacob Lawrence's Migration series, this title imagines the artist as a young teenager experiencing his own move from Philadelphia to Harlem in 1930. Read full book review >
THE BIG BOOK OF ANIMALS OF THE WORLD by Ole Könnecke
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"This is one to pore over—visually appealing, intellectually satisfying, and fun to boot. (Board book. 2-5)"
This oversized board book highlights both familiar and unusual animals in a variety of habitats. Read full book review >
WALTER'S WHEELS by Noelle Dingeldein
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Young children will be happy to find this feline and his wheels again and again. (Board book. 1-3)"
Things that go, a cat to find, cheerful colors, and slight text make a board book that will engage young readers. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Libba Bray
author of LAIR OF DREAMS
August 25, 2015

In Lair of Dreams, the second installment of Libba Bray’s bestselling young adult Diviners series, after a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O'Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. Now that the world knows of her ability to "read" objects, and therefore, read the past, she has become a media darling, earning the title "America's Sweetheart Seer." But not everyone is so accepting of the Diviners' abilities....Meanwhile, mysterious deaths have been turning up in the city, victims of an unknown sleeping sickness. Can the Diviners descend into the dreamworld and catch a killer? “Weaving together a chilling mystery with a truly elusive solution, several poignant love stories, agonizing injustice, terrifyingly monstrous dreams, and even a cameo by legendary psychiatrist Carl Jung, this installment wraps enough up to satisfy but clearly sets the stage for more,” our reviewer writes in a rare starred review. “How will readers stand the wait?” View video >