LEAP by Campbell Manning
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Converting such a flimsy ambition into any worthy goal would require a mighty leap of imagination indeed. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A cocky lad announces his intention to jump from the moon down to Earth. Read full book review >
BAD KITTY TAKES THE TEST by Nick Bruel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Standardized-test companies may want to hurl hairballs, but the loopy humor and silly kitty cast will have fans purring with laughter. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-12)"
How good is Bad Kitty at actually being a cat? Read full book review >

NOPE by Drew Sheneman
by Drew Sheneman, illustrated by Drew Sheneman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"Full of humor and action, with easily recognizable emotions. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A nearly wordless graphic picture book illustrates the angst of a fledgling whose parent is determined to see it take its first flight. Read full book review >
RUNAWAY BOOGER by Matt Richtel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Gourmets of all things gross will sniff at this. (Picture book. 6-8)"
While Mom's away, Dad and the kids will play. Read full book review >
GRUMPY FEET by Lisa Stubbs
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Stubbs tackles an evergreen topic and does it very well. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A bear steps out of a drawing to chase away a bad mood. Read full book review >

THE CHARMING LIFE OF IZZY MALONE by Jenny Lundquist
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"This story of an atypical girl, her family, and friends, laced with middle school drama, is indeed a charming one. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When her parents enroll her in a charm school, a nonconforming middle schooler finds her life transformed. Read full book review >
THE ULTIMATE BOOK OF SPACE by Anne-Sophie Baumann
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A launch-pad fizzle. (Informational pop-up picture book. 7-9)"
Flaps and pull-tabs in assorted astro-scenes reveal several wonders of the universe as well as inside glimpses of observatories, rockets, a space suit, and the International Space Station. Read full book review >
I LOVE YOU TOO, I LOVE YOU THREE by Wendy Tugwood
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"Odd and disturbing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A white mother and young child sing a loving counting rhyme at bedtime. Read full book review >
PLANET KINDERGARTEN by Sue Ganz-Schmitt
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"The seamless additions of lessons on cooperation and kindness bring this to a new level, but it can't top the original book for creativity. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Ganz-Schmitt and Prigmore continue the space theme and follow the cast and crew from Planet Kindergarten (2014) as they celebrate the 100th day of school and all that they have learned so far. Read full book review >
A WARM WINTER by Feridun Oral
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"A warming read. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Little Mouse enlists the help of woodland neighbors when he gathers firewood to warm his nest. Read full book review >
KWIK & KWAK NEVER GIVE UP by Nikolai Popov
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"Friendly, froggy fun. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Odd-couple frogs Kwik and Kwak are friends. Read full book review >
WE FOUND A HAT by Jon Klassen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Beguiling. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Rounding out what is now being called the Hat Trilogy, Klassen presents the story of two tortoises that find a hat. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Andrea Beaty
August 30, 2016

In Andrea Beaty and David Roberts’ new picture book Ada Twist, Scientist is like her classmates, builder Iggy and inventor Rosie: scientist Ada, a character of color, has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose? When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it’s up to her to find the source. Not afraid of failure, she embarks on a fact-finding mission and conducts scientific experiments, all in the name of discovery. But this time, her experiments lead to even more stink and get her into trouble! Inspired by real-life makers such as Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, Ada Twist, Scientist champions girl power and women scientists, and brings welcome diversity to picture books about girls in science. “Cool and stylish,” our reviewer writes. View video >