CHARLOTTE'S VERY OWN DRESS by Trisha Krauss
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A modern take on the Cinderella story, with kind and loving sisters replacing the mean stepsisters. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little, blonde, white girl named Charlotte has only hand-me-down dresses from her older sisters until they work together to create an unusual, new dress for her as a surprise. Read full book review >
HOP ALONG BOO, TIME FOR BED by Mandy Sutcliffe
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A snooze. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A lullaby sends Belle and her stuffed bunny, Boo, off to sleep. Read full book review >

LUCY'S LOVEY by Betsy Devany
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"There is no child who won't empathize with Lucy and cheer for her reunion with Smelly Baby. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A lost-and-found-again doll brings together the members of a family. Read full book review >
DAYDREAMING by Mark Tatulli
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"This almost-wordless picture book will appeal to young children who are experts at 'reading' pictures, but their execution falls short. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Syndicated comic-strip artist Tatulli ("Lio" and "The Heart of the City") translates his signature style into a debut picture book about the power of imagination. Read full book review >
LITTLE BOT AND SPARROW by Jake Parker
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Dreaming keeps memories alive for a very special robot in this sweet, quiet tale. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A mechanical-avian friendship is an endearing one. Read full book review >

KANGAROO KISSES by Nandana Dev Sen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 26, 2016

"A warm and spirited invitation to dreamland. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Smiles and wild creatures abound in this playful mother-child bedtime routine. Read full book review >
OSKAR LOVES... by Britta Teckentrup
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 25, 2016

"A not entirely one-dimensional corvine bliss-out. (Picture book. 2-4)"
There isn't anything that Oskar, a small bird, doesn't love. How about you? Read full book review >
HALFWAY WILD by Laura Freudig
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 22, 2016

"Good both for classroom explorations of metaphors and for inspiring imaginative play. (Picture book. 3-7)"
As they move through their day, a busy family changes skin, fur, and feathers. Read full book review >
CLARK THE SHARK LOVES CHRISTMAS by Bruce Hale
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"An amusing holiday outing for Clark the Shark fans. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Hale and Francis continue their popular series about the boisterous shark named Clark with a story about a Secret Santa gift exchange in his classroom. Read full book review >
PRISSY & POP DECK THE HALLS by Melissa Nicholson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"No silk purse here, just four little piggie ears. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Miniature pigs celebrate the Christmas holiday together in a story illustrated with photographs of the pampered porcine pair. Read full book review >
CHRISTMAS IN THE BARN by Margaret Wise Brown
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Despite these minor quibbles, a new edition of any of Brown's work is a gift worth celebrating. (Picture book/religion. 2-6)"
Brown's Nativity story, first published in 1952, is updated with new art from the illustrator of the popular Llama Llama series. Read full book review >
MY FIRST BOOK OF ANIMAL OPPOSITES by National Wildlife Federation
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Take this one to the zoo. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
Excellent nature photography, even in this small (6 inches square) board-book format, will intrigue young animal lovers. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Melissa Sweet
author of SOME WRITER!
September 26, 2016

“SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, two-time Caldecott Honor winner and 2014 Kirkus Prize finalist Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White's granddaughter. “Like Charlotte, Sweet spins a terrific story,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A masterful biography that will enchant young readers.” View video >