OUT OF SHAPES by Ashley G.
by Ashley G., illustrated by Ashley G.
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Best when used or displayed alongside the blocks, where it might inspire young children to build their own shape-based creations. (Board book. 18 mos.-4)"
The basic shapes—circle (in yellow), triangle (in red), square (in blue), rectangle (in orange)—combine to form easily recognizable objects. Read full book review >
CRITTER COLORS by Ashley G.
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"With so many excellent board books about color on the market, those with limited budgets can safely pass on this pale contribution to the spectrum. (Board book. 18 mos.-4)"
"What can you make out of colors?" is the question posed by this simple board book. Read full book review >

HOOT! HOOT! by Nosy Crow
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"An excellent read for babies beginning to develop their voices. (Board book. 1-3)"
Little ones learn to mimic the music of the night. Read full book review >
MAISY'S DIGGER by Lucy Cousins
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A pleasant introduction to basic story structure. (Board book. 2-3)"
Maisy and her pals create a pond. Read full book review >
TROLL AND THE OLIVER by Adam Stower
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Nicely tuned to a preschool sense of the ridiculous. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A clever—and impossibly cute—child thwarts a bumbling beast at every turn. Read full book review >

LADYBUG GIRL AND THE BEST EVER PLAYDATE by Jacky Davis
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Ladybug Girl fans will find this offering satisfying, and its gentle didacticism goes down easy. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Ladybug Girl—aka Lulu—is so excited about her best friend's new toy that she temporarily forgets the joys of friendship. Read full book review >
THE LITTLE SHOP OF MONSTERS by R.L. Stine
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Readers are sure to visit this shop again and again for its fantastical creatures and its slightly sinister tone. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two proven masters combine talents to produce a deliciously creepy mock-horror picture book. Read full book review >
FIVE LITTLE MONKEYS by Natalie Marshall
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"An unnecessary book. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
A board-book reinterpretation of the well-known nursery rhyme. Read full book review >
WE FORGOT BROCK! by Carter Goodrich
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Forget Brock. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Phillip and Brock are best friends. They spend all their time goofing around together. The only problem is his parents can see Phillip but not Brock. Read full book review >
I LOVE MY PUPPY by Caroline Jayne Church
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A cozy read. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
A girl and her dog bond for life. Read full book review >
LET'S GO TO THE FIREHOUSE by Scholastic Inc.
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Firefighter fans will flock to this one. Get ready for repeat reads. (Board book. 1-4)"
Learn your way around the fire station with this simple board-book introduction. Read full book review >
BUG IN A VACUUM by Mélanie Watt
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Another funny, visually rollicking work from the creator of Chester (2007) and Scaredy Squirrel (2006). (Picture book. 4-8)"
A bug flies indoors, is sucked into a vacuum, and experiences the five stages of grief while entrapped. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
September 1, 2015

Vanessa Diffenbaugh is the New York Timesbestselling author of The Language of Flowers; her new novel, We Never Asked for Wings, is about young love, hard choices, and hope against all odds. For 14 years, Letty Espinosa has worked three jobs around San Francisco to make ends meet while her mother raised her children—Alex, now 15, and Luna, six—in their tiny apartment on a forgotten spit of wetlands near the bay. But now Letty’s parents are returning to Mexico, and Letty must step up and become a mother for the first time in her life. “Diffenbaugh’s latest confirms her gift for creating shrewd, sympathetic charmers,” our reviewer writes. View video >