CAT'S COLORS by Airlie Anderson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"Gentle and charming. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A cat walks through a gray landscape, collecting colors for a surprise project. Read full book review >
BEDTIME FOR BATMAN by Michael Dahl
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"This should send Dark Knight fans flying to the Batcave—or the bedroom. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Holy bedtime, Batman! Read full book review >

THE OGGLIES GO TO SCHOOL by Erhard Dietl
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"For fans of the Ogglies only. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The Ogglies are back and want to attend school (A Dragon Party for Firebottom, 2016). Read full book review >
SCHNITZEL by Stephanie Shaw
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"Just enough creepiness for a Halloween read-aloud. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
"The Sorcerer's Apprentice" gets a new treatment as Schnitzel, apprentice to the renowned wizard Sir Willabald, is loath to tackle the housekeeping. Read full book review >
THE TOY FAIRY by Stephanie Thatcher
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"A fairy tale that's more morality than magic. (Picture book. 3-6)"
What to do when a boy won't clean his room? Read full book review >

DO NOT BRING YOUR DRAGON TO THE LIBRARY by Julie Gassman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"This cautionary tale set in a library with dragon patrons is worth circulating. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Have you ever thought about bringing your dragon to the library? Don't do it! Read full book review >
TROT, PONY! by Shira Evans
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"In both this title and its companion, the images are the draw. (Informational early reader. 3-6)"
National Geographic Kids mines its photo archive for another in its series of readers. Read full book review >
PLANTS CAN'T SIT STILL by Rebecca E. Hirsch
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"Excellent collaboration produced a winner: graceful, informative, and entertaining. (Informational picture book. 3-8)"
Double-page spreads of watercolor and collage use minimal words to describe how and why plants move. Read full book review >
YOU BELONG TO ME by Mamoru Suzuki
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"For young readers, the book is like a bath before bed: soothing, comforting, and warm. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Cuddly animals snuggle, hug, and protect a small child in a collection of affectionate poses from Japanese author/illustrator Suzuki. Read full book review >
NORBERT'S BIG DREAM by Lori Degman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"The message of dreaming big is secondary to the storyline, but Norbert is no stick-in-the-mud. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The expression "when pigs fly" is given a new twist as Norbert the pig dreams of swimming—not in just any pond, lake, or ocean, but the English Channel. 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 >
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Morgan Matson
July 25, 2016

The Unexpected Everything is a YA feel-good story of friendship, finding yourself, and all the joys in life that happen while you’re busy making other plans. Andie has a plan. And she always sticks to her plan. Future? A top-tier medical school. Dad? Avoid him as much as possible (which isn’t that hard considering he’s a Congressman and he’s never around). Friends? Palmer, Bri, and Toby—pretty much the most awesome people on the planet, who needs anyone else? Relationships? No one’s worth more than three weeks. So it’s no surprise that Andie’s got her summer all planned out too. Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer pre-med internship, and lands both she and Dad back in the same house together for the first time in years. Suddenly she’s doing things that aren’t Andie at all. “Romance fans will find plenty to enjoy, as Andie gradually lets down her guard and risks the messy and unpredictable wonder of first love,” our reviewer writes. “A novel best read on a lazy summer day with sand between the toes.” View video >