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 >
GRUMBLES FROM THE TOWN by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"An inventive miss. (Picture book. 5-9)"
This quirky Mother Goose book turns convention on its head. Read full book review >

KING BABY by Kate Beaton
Kirkus Star
by Kate Beaton, illustrated by Kate Beaton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Long live King and Queen Baby! (Picture book. 3-8)"
King Baby rules. Read full book review >
CAT IN THE NIGHT by Madeleine Dunphy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Intriguing peek into the secret life of cats. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A cat relies on his senses during a nocturnal foray. Read full book review >
DUCK ON A TRACTOR by David Shannon
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Fans of Duck's previous outing will revel in this return to gentle anarchy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this similarly funny sequel to Duck on a Bike (2002), Shannon's adventurous Duck returns to conquer his next riding challenge—a tractor! Read full book review >

A HOP IS UP by Kristy Dempsey
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Engaging art and attention to cadence and rhythm should make for a read-aloud winner. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A dog and child walk around their neighborhood. Read full book review >
HOW THIS BOOK WAS MADE by Mac Barnett
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Too funny for its own good. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
A book tells the story of how it was made. Read full book review >
GOOD NIGHT, BAT! GOOD MORNING, SQUIRREL! by Paul  Meisel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Odd-couple stories are far from an endangered species, but this one's worth making room for. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Homeless Bat moves in, unannounced, with Squirrel. Can this odd couple live together in peace? Read full book review >
RACE CAR DREAMS by Sharon Chriscoe
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"All in all, clever, bouncy fun. (Picture book. 3-5)"
How does a race car get ready for bed? Read full book review >
EDWARD GETS MESSY by Rita Meade
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"This can't approach Patrick McDonnell's A Perfectly Messed-Up Story (2014) for anxiety about mess and chaos or Deborah Freedman's Blue Chicken (2011) for glorious spills, but it's a fine addition. (Picture book. 4-8)"
If you're afraid to get messy, you might be missing out. Read full book review >
THE MARVELOUS THING THAT CAME FROM A SPRING by Gilbert Ford
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Obliquely told and unevenly illustrated, this Slinky story's just OK. (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
Ford portrays the back story of the Slinky, the coiled steel toy that debuted in 1945 and still sells today. Read full book review >
IS THAT WISE, PIG? by Jan Thomas
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Preschool sous-chefs, kindergarten accountants, and everyone in between will find commonality in their chuckling reactions to this over-the-top tutorial for impromptu caterers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Eight years after Duck's persistent and unwelcome turnip obsession in A Birthday for Cow (2008), it's now Pig's turn to be the odd animal out. 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 >