OLD KING COLE by Iza Trapani
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A pleasant-enough diversion. (Picture book. 3-5)"
What can all the characters in Mother Goose's world do when the reveler in chief runs out of revelry? Read full book review >
I'M NEW HERE by Anne Sibley O’Brien
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Whether readers are new themselves or meeting those who are new, there are lessons to be learned here about perseverance, bravery, and inclusion, and O'Brien's lessons are heartfelt and poetically rendered. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Readers walk in the shoes of three students struggling after immigrating to the United States Read full book review >

CLOTHESLINE CLUES TO SPORTS PEOPLE PLAY by Kathryn Heling
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A nifty, participatory way to introduce sports to young children. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Moving from jobs (Clothesline Clue to Jobs People Do, 2012) to sports, Helig, Hembrook, and Davies keep children guessing. Read full book review >
GLOBAL BABY BEDTIMES by Global Fund for Children
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Sweet, tender, and positive; perfect for sharing with the newest world citizens. (Board book. 3 mos.-3)"
The universality of the most basic human need—sleep—is touchingly illustrated with ahh-inspiring photos. Read full book review >
THE LAST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE by Jamie Rix
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Who knew good manners could be so dangerous? (Picture book. 4-8)"
The last chocolate chip cookie leads to an adventure and kidnapping by aliens…all because one young boy used his manners. Read full book review >

SAY HELLO! by Linda Davick
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"An upbeat if not essential celebration of a common courtesy. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A cheerful crew demonstrates some of the ways we can greet each other. Read full book review >
MIND YOUR MONSTERS by Catherine Bailey
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"While not as original as Mo Willems' The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? (2012) or as much fun as Ryan Heshka's Welcome to Monster Town (2010), this should win some fans. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Monsters are mighty, but even they can be tamed by one powerful word: please. Read full book review >
THIS OLD VAN by Kim Norman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"This intergenerational romp filled with sight gags and puns will keep readers humming as they pore over each detail-packed page. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A flower-power VW bus races cross-country along crowded dirt lanes and city freeways to the tune of "This Old Man." Read full book review >
THE STRANDED WHALE by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A moving, memorable addition to the nature collection. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
A whale stranding becomes the occasion for a sad life lesson. Read full book review >
THERE WAS AN OLD DRAGON WHO SWALLOWED A KNIGHT by Penny Parker Klostermann
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"No matter how many swallowed-fly titles you own, this one belongs on your shelf too. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In days of yore, before a certain fly's ultimately fatal encounter with an Old Lady, there was an old dragon who felt rather peckish. Read full book review >
I THOUGHT THIS WAS A BEAR BOOK by Tara Lazar
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"It's capably enough executed, but there are no surprises here. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An extraterrestrial spaceship crashes into the "Goldilocks" fairy tale in this mashup metafictive picture book. Read full book review >
THE RISE AND FALL OF OSCAR THE MAGICIAN by Matthew Porter
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A fine first caper for budding fans of mystery, monkeys, or magic. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Who will be the Magician of the Year? Will honesty or treachery win the day? Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Libba Bray
author of LAIR OF DREAMS
August 25, 2015

In Lair of Dreams, the second installment of Libba Bray’s bestselling young adult Diviners series, after a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O'Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. Now that the world knows of her ability to "read" objects, and therefore, read the past, she has become a media darling, earning the title "America's Sweetheart Seer." But not everyone is so accepting of the Diviners' abilities....Meanwhile, mysterious deaths have been turning up in the city, victims of an unknown sleeping sickness. Can the Diviners descend into the dreamworld and catch a killer? “Weaving together a chilling mystery with a truly elusive solution, several poignant love stories, agonizing injustice, terrifyingly monstrous dreams, and even a cameo by legendary psychiatrist Carl Jung, this installment wraps enough up to satisfy but clearly sets the stage for more,” our reviewer writes in a rare starred review. “How will readers stand the wait?” View video >