I LOVE LEMONADE by Mark Sommerset
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Guaranteed hysterics for readers with strong stomachs. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"Revenge is a drink best served cold," reads the book's ominous epigraph. Read full book review >
POPPY PICKLE by Emma Yarlett
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Moral of the story: an excess of imagination may get you into trouble, but it's clearly worth it. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The perils of imagination reach their peak when a little girl unleashes an extraordinary ability. Read full book review >

THERE'S A BEAR ON MY CHAIR by Ross Collins
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Silly, laugh-out-loud fun. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A bear has settled himself in a mouse's chair, and nothing will move him. Read full book review >
THE INFAMOUS RATSOS by Kara LaReau
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A nicely inventive little morality 'tail' for newly independent readers. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Two little rats decide to show the world how tough they are, with unpredictable results. Read full book review >
RETURN by Aaron Becker
Kirkus Star
by Aaron Becker, illustrated by Aaron Becker
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A fantastic final leg to a reading journey that altered, expanded, and enriched the landscape of children's literature—and surely many young people's lives. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This breathless finale to Becker's Journey trilogy (Journey, 2013; Quest, 2014) takes readers back to the intricate interior of an alternate world where crayons wield power. Read full book review >

THE SOUND OF SILENCE by Katrina Goldsaito
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"An inviting tale that will stretch inquisitive and observant young minds—and may even lead children to a greater appreciation of that golden commodity, silence. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Like a Zen koan, this story draws readers' attention to silence, that vanishingly rare attribute of modern family life. Read full book review >
THIS IS OUR BABY, BORN TODAY by Varsha Bajaj
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"The soft cadence of the rhyming verses and the joyous pictures of the elephants will make this a bedtime favorite. (Picture book. 2-5)"
When a baby elephant is born, "wrinkled and gray," not just the herd, but the whole world rejoices, from morning to night. Read full book review >
ROSH HASHANAH IS COMING! by Tracy Newman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"A simple and joyous introduction to an important holiday. (Board book. 18 mos.-4)"
Two young members of an extended family get ready for the Jewish New Year. Read full book review >
SANTA'S UNDERWEAR by Marty Rhodes Figley
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"A troupe of entertaining elves, a jolly Santa, and lots of underwear jokes add up to Christmas chuckles in this engaging story. (Picture book. 3-7)"
There's nothing like underwear jokes to get kids giggling, and this funny story focuses on Santa's entire underwear collection and which set he will wear on Christmas Eve. Read full book review >
GABRIEL'S HORN by Eric A. Kimmel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"A moving update of a powerful story. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
On the eve of Rosh Hashanah, a white Jewish boy receives the unusual responsibility of caring for an old, tarnished horn and wonders if his family's subsequent good fortune could be the result of how he carries out his charge. Read full book review >
IS IT SUKKOT YET? by Chris Barash
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"A suitable introduction for young children to the holiday. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Autumnal signs of leaves changing, squirrels foraging and hiding acorns, and cool breezes blowing announce another Jewish fall tradition: the harvest holiday of Sukkot. Read full book review >
CLEO by Sassafras De Bruyn
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"In comparison with other fanciful journeys, this has moderate appeal, mostly due to the interesting illustrations. (Picture book. 5-7)"
This Dutch-to-English translation relates a tale of a lonesome girl who fantasizes a journey into the sea and the sky. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Andrea Beaty
August 30, 2016

In Andrea Beaty and David Roberts’ new picture book Ada Twist, Scientist is like her classmates, builder Iggy and inventor Rosie: scientist Ada, a character of color, has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose? When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it’s up to her to find the source. Not afraid of failure, she embarks on a fact-finding mission and conducts scientific experiments, all in the name of discovery. But this time, her experiments lead to even more stink and get her into trouble! Inspired by real-life makers such as Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, Ada Twist, Scientist champions girl power and women scientists, and brings welcome diversity to picture books about girls in science. “Cool and stylish,” our reviewer writes. View video >