SHAPES, RESHAPE! by Silvia Borando
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 7, 2016

"An imaginative counting book that also encourages shape recognition and vocabulary building. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Counting down from 10, readers view colorful, neatly stacked shapes with a hint of the rearrangement—into familiar forms—that will follow after the page turn. Read full book review >
SHAPES AT PLAY by Silvia Borando
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 7, 2016

"Offers nothing unique in a market full of concept books about shapes. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Against stark-white pages, identical red triangles, identical yellow squares, and identical blue circles are arranged and rearranged into familiar items amid a text heavily punctuated with exclamation marks. Read full book review >

LITTLE BLUE TRUCK'S HALLOWEEN by Alice Schertle
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 5, 2016

"Beloved Little Blue takes a bit of the mystery—and fear—out of Halloween costumes. (Board book. 2-4)"
A lift-the-flap book gives the littlest trick-or-treaters some practice identifying partygoers under their costumes. 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 >
TERRIBLE TIM by Katie Haworth
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 5, 2016

"The mess is good fun, but the story is a bit bland next to the more emotionally intense likes of No, David! and Dinosaur vs. Bedtime. (Picture book. 3-6)"
No need to set off in search of Wild Things when little Tim's in the vicinity. Read full book review >

MING GOES TO SCHOOL by Deirdre Sullivan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 5, 2016

"Featuring peeks at common classroom sights and activities, this empathetic tale could also be a discussion starter about growth and readiness. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The first year of school for Ming is full of opposites and fun, but some things take time. Read full book review >
TOO MANY MOOSE! by Lisa M. Bakos
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 5, 2016

"A pet is a good companion—in the singular not the plural. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Many moose mean much merriment—or do they? Read full book review >
OOKO by Esmé Shapiro
by Esmé Shapiro, illustrated by Esmé Shapiro
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 5, 2016

"Playful, joyous, and hip. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Ooko, a fox looking for a friend, finds one—and also makes some self-discoveries along the way. Read full book review >
GABE AND GOON by Iza Trapani
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 5, 2016

"A familiar message, but also a crucial and timely one, charmingly presented. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Could the sleeping child and the monster in the closet possibly become best friends? Read full book review >
THE TOAD by Elise Gravel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 5, 2016

"A light dose of natural history, with occasional 'EWWW!' for flavor. (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
Having surveyed worms, spiders, flies, and head lice, Gravel continues her Disgusting Critters series with a quick hop through toad fact and fancy. Read full book review >
THE CLASS by Boni Ashburn
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 5, 2016

"A reassuring peek that will assuage children's fears about their own first days and their classmates. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An original take on the first-day-of-school theme follows the 20 students that make up the titular kindergarten class as they get ready in the morning. Read full book review >
A TIGER TAIL by Mike  Boldt
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 5, 2016

"Anya isn't the only kid who worries about being different on the first day; no matter how unique, though, readers are sure to find a niche to call their own. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Anya doesn't seem at all worried that it's the start of a new school year, but the tiger tail she's sprouted overnight is a huge cause for concern. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nancy Isenberg
author of WHITE TRASH
July 19, 2016

Poor Americans have existed from the time of the earliest British colonial settlement. They were alternately known as “waste people,” “offals,” “rubbish,” “lazy lubbers,” and “crackers.” By the 1850s, the downtrodden included so-called “clay eaters” and “sandhillers,” known for prematurely aged children distinguished by their yellowish skin, ragged clothing, and listless minds. Surveying political rhetoric and policy, popular literature and scientific theories over 400 years, in White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America, Nancy Isenberg upends assumptions about America’s supposedly class-free society––where liberty and hard work were meant to ensure real social mobility. Poor whites were central to the rise of the Republican Party in the early nineteenth century, and the Civil War itself was fought over class issues nearly as much as it was fought over slavery. “A riveting thesis supported by staggering research,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >