A FAMILY IS A FAMILY IS A FAMILY by Sara O'Leary
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A-plus fabulous. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A picture-book affirmation of family diversity. Read full book review >
THE MOON INSIDE by Sandra V. Feder
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A lovely addition to any bedtime repertoire. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A young girl's fear of the dark is quieted when she explores the night with her mother in Feder (Daisy's Big Night, 2014) and Sicuro's (Bright Sky, Starry City, 2015) first collaboration. Read full book review >

THE BILL THE CAT STORY by Berkeley Breathed
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"As Bill the Cat would say, 'Ack.' (Picture book. 4-8)"
An all-new Bill the Cat origin story helps relaunch Bloom County. Read full book review >
I AM THE MOUNTAIN MOUSE by Gianna Marino
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A rib-tickling addition to the mouse-adventure genre. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In four short stories, headstrong Mountain Mouse cavalierly dares to tread where wiser mice fear to go. Read full book review >
A TEENY TINY HALLOWEEN by Lauren L. Wohl
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Rates high in creative problem-solving and oral storytelling but low in Halloween safety. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A new "teeny tiny woman" tale joins the Halloween shelf. Read full book review >

MARCEL by Eda Akaltun
by Eda Akaltun, illustrated by Eda Akaltun
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"These walks through Manhattan will more likely strike a chord with adults than children, despite a canine narrator. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Two easily morphs into three for a dog, his person, and her new person. Read full book review >
THE KING OF THE BIRDS by Acree Graham Macam
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Feathered friends of many varieties adorn this charming volume that evokes bygone times of unfettered outdoor play and highlights a little-known episode in the life of a remarkable woman, but the peacock truly rules the roost. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Readers with a taste for the quirky will flock to this tale inspired by Flannery O'Connor's love of peafowl. Read full book review >
DOES A FIDDLER CRAB FIDDLE? by Corinne Demas
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Cheerful and modestly informative, this will be most appreciated where these crabs are familiar. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Silly questions and straightforward answers make up this visual and verbal introduction to the fiddler crab. Read full book review >
LITTLE FROG AND THE SCARY AUTUMN THING by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A low-key way of introducing the idea of change, in nature or otherwise. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A young frog gets some parental help for her anxiety when green leaves turn red, gold, and purple. Read full book review >
THROUGH THE FOREST by Catherine Bidet
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Young audiences eager to strike out on their own, but not too far, will enjoy the sylvan stroll's limited interactivity. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A walk in the woods, with choose-your-own routes. Read full book review >
WHAT'S IN MY TRAIN? by Linda Bleck
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Confirmed train fans should check out true informational train books at 625.2; for toddlers, stick with age-appropriate classics by Donald Crews or Byron Barton. (Board book. 2-4)"
Fans of Thomas the Tank Engine may be tempted by this busy, lift-the-flap board book. Read full book review >
WALKING IN A WINTER WONDERLAND by Felix Bernard
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"As picturesque, nostalgic, and quaint as the happiest of holiday memories. (lyrics, author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this visual interpretation of a classic holiday song as sung by Peggy Lee, Hopgood strings together a beautiful, wintry chain of family pleasures. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jeff Chang
September 20, 2016

In the provocative essays in journalist Jeff Chang’s new book We Gon’ Be Alright, Chang takes an incisive and wide-ranging look at the recent tragedies and widespread protests that have shaken the country. Through deep reporting with key activists and thinkers, personal writing, and cultural criticism, We Gon’ Be Alright links #BlackLivesMatter to #OscarsSoWhite, Ferguson to Washington D.C., the Great Migration to resurgent nativism. Chang explores the rise and fall of the idea of “diversity,” the roots of student protest, changing ideas about Asian Americanness, and the impact of a century of racial separation in housing. “He implores readers to listen, act, and become involved with today’s activists, who offer ‘new ways to see our past and our present,’ ” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A compelling and intellectually thought-provoking exploration of the quagmire of race relations.” View video >