A WELL-MANNERED YOUNG WOLF by Jean Leroy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 30, 2016

"So where do good manners get you? Hunger here and salvation there. Life is a mystery. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A young wolf goes hunting for the first time and learns his prey can be crafty—not to mention a bunch of liars. Read full book review >
HAVE YOU SEEN MY TRUMPET? by Michaël  Escoffier
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Who's going to love it? Anyone with a keen eye and love of words. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The masters of picture-book wordplay have spawned a new challenge. Read full book review >

THE CHRISTMAS EVE TREE by Delia Huddy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Attractive illustrations fail to save an ultimately unsatisfying story. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A small, crooked fir tree becomes a Christmas tree for a homeless boy and then grows into a huge and healthy tree in a park. Read full book review >
FLY GUY'S NINJA CHRISTMAS by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Coming up with an easy-to-read, original Christmas story with a funny plot is a tall order, but the addition of the popular ninja theme sends this one soaring. (Early reader. 4-8)"
Fly Guy buzzes in for his 16th outing, with a funny story combining ninja magnetism with the arrival of Santa, all wrapped up in a sparkly, silver cover. Read full book review >
MONDAY IS WASH DAY by MaryAnn Sundby
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A labor of love itself, this picture book delivers readers to an early time and leaves them feeling as warm and sun-kissed as a sheet fresh off the line. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two sisters help with the week's laundry in an era when doing the wash required much more than the quick turn of a knob. Read full book review >

LEGO POP-UP by Matthew Reinhart
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Inspiring fare for paper crafters and Lego-manes alike. (Pop-up informational picture book. 7-10)"
A soaring 3-D tribute to "the world's most beloved toy." Read full book review >
MY MEGA MONSTERPEDIA by Catherine Leblanc
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Most needed where monsters, whether small Icky Yickies or the enticing video Obsess-O-Tron, have become worrisome pests. (Picture book. 7-9)"
An alphabetical gallery of (mostly) household monsters to conquer, from the Aysnortuptoys to the troublesome but diminutive Zzeworriez. Read full book review >
HOW TO TRACK A TRUCK by Jason Carter Eaton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"These trucks are stuck in a concept that isn't up to speed, with a plot that ultimately sputters and runs out of gas. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An Asian boy named Mike narrates a guide to finding and taming a truck as an unusual type of pet. Read full book review >
JINGLE by Gordon Korman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Good fun. (Mystery. 8-12)"
It's Christmas! Santa, elves, snow, presents…and grand theft! Read full book review >
THE ELDERS by Inbali Iserles
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A magical adventure with thrills, heartbreak, and an endearing heroine, this will please series fans and leave them poised for the next. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A young fox travels alone through the wilderness in search of her missing brother. Read full book review >
THE WISH TREE by Kyo Maclear
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Sweet in mood but incomplete in logic. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A boy, his sled, and a fantasy about a very special tree: could it possibly be true? Read full book review >
THE LOST HOUSE by Brian Cronin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A clever, irresistible, visually engaging search-and-find exercise. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Before Grandad can take his two grandchildren to the park, he needs their help to find various personal items he's lost. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Melissa Sweet
author of SOME WRITER!
September 26, 2016

“SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, two-time Caldecott Honor winner and 2014 Kirkus Prize finalist Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White's granddaughter. “Like Charlotte, Sweet spins a terrific story,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A masterful biography that will enchant young readers.” View video >