LITTLE ELFIE ONE by Pamela Jane
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"This special story will be read or sung over in the library, over in the classroom, and over in the family room, next to the Christmas tree. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The classic children's song "Over in the Meadow" moves to the North Pole in this Christmas-themed interpretation. 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 >
A LESSON FOR THE WOLF by Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A gentle alternative to Bernard Waber's 'You Look Ridiculous,' Said the Rhinoceros to the Hippopotamus (1966) and other self-acceptance tales. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this Arctic tale, a wolf discontented with his own nature tries on other animals' features, with dismal results. Read full book review >

HILO by Judd Winick
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A wholeheartedly weird and wonderful tale of friendship, acceptance, and robots. (Graphic science fiction. 7-12)"
Hailing from a big family of overachievers, D.J. feels largely unexceptional until he meets a strange boy who falls from the sky and helps him realize his potential. Read full book review >
THE FOX CHASE by Sven Nordqvist
by Sven Nordqvist, illustrated by Sven Nordqvist, translated by Tara Chase
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"These two comic characters are sly as any fox—and endearing to boot. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This 10th in the translated Swedish series has farmer Pettson and his talking cat, Findus, trying to outfox a fox. Read full book review >
BEST GRANDMA IN THE WORLD by Eleni Livanios
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"The bright colors of the pictures will appeal to little kids, but overall, this pales in creativity to other grandmother stories. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This German import portrays the relationships of seven animal grandmas and grandchildren in rhyming verse. Read full book review >
BIRD by Beatriz Martin Vidal
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An (av)i(a)nvitation to wonder. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This wordless picture book invites readers to make meaning of its mysterious characters' flights. Read full book review >
LET'S TALK ABOUT DINOSAURS by Harriet Blackford
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"'Think about Velociraptor when you see birds run across the grass.' But look elsewhere for visuals that are out of the ordinary. (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
A colorful gallery of dinos and their relatives, made from paint-sprayed paper collage and paired to questions and comments in large type. Read full book review >
EDEN'S WISH by M. Tara Crowl
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Imaginative but uneven. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A 12-year-old genie longs to live outside her lamp. Read full book review >
ONCE UPON A LINE by Wallace Edwards
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"The artwork is captivating, finding the pen stroke is challenging, and the text will spark some animated conversation. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Great-Uncle George was a magician whose "enchanted pen" has created an array of fancifully surreal illustrations, each begun with the same-shaped pen stroke and each accompanied by a brief story starter. 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 >