LIKE A WOLF by Géraldine Elschner
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"It's hard not to feel for this good dog. (Picture book. 4-8)"
High-contrast, laser-cut images accompany a simple story about the destiny of a canine whose wolflike appearance and behavior lead it from imprisonment in a pound to a better life. Read full book review >
NONNA'S HANUKKAH SURPRISE by Karen Fisman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A lovely choice. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
When Rachel's special, new menorah is accidentally left on the plane, her resourceful Italian grandmother finds a way for the family to light candles and celebrate Hanukkah. Read full book review >

FROG AND FRIENDS CELEBRATE THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS, AND NEW YEAR'S EVE by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Frog and friends are a delightful group—entertaining, charming, and funny. Just the sort of friends anyone is glad to have. (Early reader. 5-7) "
Frog and his animal pals celebrate the winter holidays in this latest in Bunting's early-reader series. Read full book review >
THE CHRISTMAS COAL MAN by Joe Kulka
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"It's hard to dig up a new angle on Santa's cast of helpers, but the Coal Man is a nugget of originality. (Picture book. 4-7) "
A new helper for Santa is introduced as an elderly, elfin man who provides the lumps of coal for the stockings of naughty boys and girls. Read full book review >
GRANDMA'S CHRISTMAS WISH by Helen Foster James
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Perhaps a little too sweet in tone for some, but most grandmas would love to read this to a grandchild. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A gray grandma bunny expresses her love for her little bunny grandbaby in this sweetly sentimental sequel to Grandma Loves You! (2013). Read full book review >

THE BIG BOOK OF ANIMALS OF THE WORLD by Ole Könnecke
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"This is one to pore over—visually appealing, intellectually satisfying, and fun to boot. (Board book. 2-5)"
This oversized board book highlights both familiar and unusual animals in a variety of habitats. Read full book review >
WALTER'S WHEELS by Noelle Dingeldein
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Young children will be happy to find this feline and his wheels again and again. (Board book. 1-3)"
Things that go, a cat to find, cheerful colors, and slight text make a board book that will engage young readers. Read full book review >
LETTERS ARE FOR LEARNING by Andrew Neyer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"This whimsical presentation of the alphabet is good fun for both toddlers and their adults. (Board book. 2-5)"
This small, square board book offers a scene incorporating animal characters, actions, and miscellaneous items to introduce each letter of the alphabet. Read full book review >
HANUKKAH IS COMING! by Tracy Newman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A joyful and sweet introduction to the holiday. (Board book. 1-4)"
A simple introduction for very young children to some of the ways Hanukkah is celebrated. Read full book review >
THAT'S (NOT) MINE by Anna Kang
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A simple, direct addition to the 'sharing' shelf. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The creators of 2015 Geisel Medal winner You Are (Not) Small take on an even more fundamental concept.Read full book review >
THE FULL MOON AT THE NAPPING HOUSE by Audrey Wood
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Fans will doubtless be happy to revisit old friends, but they will probably still reach for the original more than this once the novelty wears off. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Thirty-one years after a wakeful flea roused the heaped-up sleepers in The Napping House, a full moon finds the household struggling to get back to sleep.Read full book review >
CAN YOU WHOO, TOO? by Harriet Ziefert
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Attractive, unusual, and unexpectedly informative. (Informational picture book. 2-6)"
Ziefert and Fatus explore and interpret familiar animal sounds. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
September 1, 2015

Vanessa Diffenbaugh is the New York Timesbestselling author of The Language of Flowers; her new novel, We Never Asked for Wings, is about young love, hard choices, and hope against all odds. For 14 years, Letty Espinosa has worked three jobs around San Francisco to make ends meet while her mother raised her children—Alex, now 15, and Luna, six—in their tiny apartment on a forgotten spit of wetlands near the bay. But now Letty’s parents are returning to Mexico, and Letty must step up and become a mother for the first time in her life. “Diffenbaugh’s latest confirms her gift for creating shrewd, sympathetic charmers,” our reviewer writes. View video >