OUR SOLAR SYSTEM by Connie Roop
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2016

"Flashy but ultimately poorly conceived. (Informational board book. 3-5)"
An inventively designed board book introduces the solar system to the youngest learners. Read full book review >
NEAR, FAR by Silvia Borando
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2016

"Entertaining and mind-expanding. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Perception is everything as readers are invited to see animals from close up and afar. Read full book review >

MIRA FORECASTS THE FUTURE by Kell Andrews
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2016

"Uneven visuals make this a marginal choice. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A fortuneteller's daughter discovers a talent for meteorology. Read full book review >
NOW YOU SEE ME, NOW YOU DON'T by Silvia Borando
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2016

"Artistic simplicity and visual play spark unfettered fun in this charming little book. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An engaging treat for keen-eyed readers, Borando's latest wordless concept book is a visual delight. Read full book review >
HOG IN THE FOG by Julia Copus
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2016

"Hooray for Lil and Harry. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Where is Harry the Hog? A goofy crew of animal friends sets out to find him. Read full book review >

FRANK AND LUCKY GET SCHOOLED by Lynne Rae Perkins
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2016

"As with Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith's Math Curse (1995), this book should open readers' eyes to the learning all around them. Of course, if they have learning companions like Lucky, so much the better. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When an unlucky boy and a lost dog find each other, their friendship leads to a lot of learning. Read full book review >
OTTER GOES TO SCHOOL by Sam Garton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2016

"What adventure will Otter have next? (Picture book. 4-8)"
Otter is back, and she knows some "people who aren't as clever as they could be," so it's off to school. Read full book review >
THE CLOUD PRINCESS by Khoa Le
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2016

"There's lots of eye candy in individual scenes, but the storyline is sketchy at best, making the whole rather less than the sum of its parts. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Curiosity about the flowers and animals, cars and buildings far below prompts the lonely Cloud Princess to descend for a closer look. Read full book review >
STRONG AS A BEAR by Katrin Stangl
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2016

"A celebration of expression—in both senses of the word. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This German import employs fresh and familiar similes to examine the varied behaviors children exhibit throughout a day. Read full book review >
OUR FOOD by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2016

"Playful poetry and palatable prose provide a useful, kid-friendly introduction to nutrition. (glossary) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
This scientifically based exploration of the five food groups showcases their components and nutritional relevance by posing and responding to questions kids frequently ask. Read full book review >
ROSCO VS. THE BABY by Lindsay Ward
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2016

"Call the ref—this bulldog and baby are down for the count. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A French bulldog learns to love the new baby at his house. Read full book review >
A PIECE OF HOME by Jeri Watts
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2016

"Immigrant children will relate to the head-spinning switch from ordinary to different, and their classmates might better understand the emotional impact of moving to a foreign land. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Moving from Korea to West Virginia, a young boy leaves the familiar behind. 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 >