HOW TO SWALLOW A PIG by Steve Jenkins
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Readers and listeners alike will eat this one up. (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
With tongues firmly in cheeks, a pair of animal admirers offers step-by-step instructions for engaging in some surprising animal behaviors. Read full book review >
POET by Don Tate
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"While the author justifiably bemoans the disproportionate number of titles about African-Americans that focus on slavery, his decision to illuminate this remarkable man's life offers a new perspective with remarkable clarity. (bibliography, author's note, acknowledgements) (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
Tate paints a portrait of a North Carolina man who pursued his passion for language through long years of enslavement. Read full book review >

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS by Roseanne Greenfield Thong
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"This enchanting presentation of the Día de los Muertos holiday will resonate with both those who are new to its traditions and those who have been celebrating for generations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
As the title suggests, Thong and Ballesteros celebrate a Latino holiday that, though it is becoming increasingly more popular in all parts of the United States, is still somewhat misunderstood by non-Latino Americans. Read full book review >
WAITING by Kevin Henkes
Kirkus Star
by Kevin Henkes, illustrated by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Waiting as a joyful activity in itself is almost never celebrated; this Zen-like meditation might win some converts. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Five toys ranged on a windowsill exemplify existential pleasure. Read full book review >
DOUBLE TROUBLE FOR ANNA HIBISCUS! by Atinuke
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A double pleasure for old friends and new readers alike. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When twins arrive, Anna Hibiscus finds it hard to share her extended family. Read full book review >

MORE! by Tracey Corderoy
by Tracey Corderoy, illustrated by Tim Warnes
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Here is one case where more is definitely just right. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Who doesn't love getting a little more? Otto is an expert at "More!" Read full book review >
TOTALLY TARDY MARTY by Erica S. Perl
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"This one can be permanently late. (Picture book. 4-7) "
A young boy who's always late for school learns to be on time and finds a friend along the way. Read full book review >
MCTOAD MOWS TINY ISLAND by Tom Angleberger
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Hendrix's richly detailed, brightly colored spreads make the book visually engaging, but on the whole it feels out of sync with evolving sensibilities and awareness. (Picture book. 3-5)"
McToad likes Thursdays, the day he mows Tiny Island. Read full book review >
LADY PANCAKE & SIR FRENCH TOAST by Josh Funk
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Teachers and students alike will delight in this food fight. Who will be the winner? Readers will be hungry to find out. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A tale of "to-go" food that is good for you! Read full book review >
MADAME MARTINE BREAKS THE RULES by Sarah S. Brannen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Lovely to look at but inartfully told. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Following his adoption in Madame Martine (2014), Max the dog leads his owner on another chase—this time in the Louvre. Read full book review >
TIME FOR CRANBERRIES by Lisl H. Detlefsen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"The author, who lives on a marsh, calls this a love letter to the cranberry-growing community, but it is also an enlightening, joyful celebration of a little-explored agricultural endeavor. (author's note, glossary) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Sam shares the autumn activities on his family's farm—harvest time on a cranberry bog. Read full book review >
WHAT IN THE WORLD? by Nancy Raines Day
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Textured, visually rich, and gracefully simple, this is a fine blend of informative poetry and illustration. (Picture book. 2-6) "
This more-than-a-counting-book introduces things recognizable in numbered sets. 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 >