THE TROUBLE WITH TWINS by Kathryn Siebel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Even readers without twins will identify with the universal truths of being a sibling. (Fiction. 8-12)"
If Lemony Snicket penned a story on twins it might be similar to this debut novel about the intriguing relationship between Arabella and Henrietta. Read full book review >
WHERE DID THEY GO? by Emily Bornoff
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Seek-and-find fans will enjoy the challenge, but both the point and much of the informational detail are lost amid the artsy touches. (Picture book. 6-8)"
To give readers ways to visualize the idea of rarity, Bornoff invites viewers to pick out 13 threatened creatures hidden in as many intricately patterned landscapes. Read full book review >

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING by Arthur A. Levine
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Both lovely and deeply empathetic. (Picture book. 5-7)"
When old age takes its toll on Grandpa's memory, Noah learns to value every moment with him. Read full book review >
APPLESAUCE WEATHER by Helen Frost
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Light yet poignant, this multigenerational family tale shows age proves no barrier when it comes to offering solace. (Verse/fiction. 8-12)"
Young and old bridge the generational gap to find comfort amid loss. Read full book review >
DR. FELL AND THE PLAYGROUND OF DOOM by David Neilsen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Steer Cthulhu-craving kiddies to Charles Gilman's fearful and funny Lovecraft Middle School. (Adventure. 7-9)"
Dr. Fell, foul fiend or friend to children? Read full book review >

10 LITTLE NINJAS by Miranda Paul
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A lightweight offering undermined by awkward writing. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The familiar ditty about little monkeys jumping on a bed is reimagined with a racially diverse group of 10 children going to imaginative lengths to resist bedtime. Read full book review >
WHO'S THE GROSSEST OF THEM ALL? by Susan McElroy Montanari
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Since the most natural audience for a grossness contest is typically past picture books, subject and format seem to be a classic mismatch. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The latest in the unquenchable who's-the-most horrible, hideous, revolting, repulsive, disgusting, gross, and vile genre. Read full book review >
WAKE UP, CITY! by Erica Silverman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A different view of a city (and of getting to school) than is usually presented, this is sure to be a hit, in rural and urban areas alike. (Picture book. 4-8)"
As a young girl and her father journey to an easily guessed destination, the sun rises and the city starts it day. Read full book review >
MY FRIEND MAGGIE by Hannah E. Harrison
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Paula's final declaration that 'I'll be her friend forever' shows that she's learned a valuable lesson, one that listeners would do well to heed. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Teasing tests the friendship of two young girls. Read full book review >
ABERDEEN by Stacey Previn
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A full day in the vast outdoors—sumptuous, breezy, unintentional, and the tiniest bit thoughtless, at least according to mom. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A mouse follows a red balloon far afield. Read full book review >
FRIDAY BARNES, UNDER SUSPICION by R.A. Spratt
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A cliffhanger ending will have readers drumming their fingers as they wait for the next episode. (Mystery. 8-12)"
As in series opener Friday Barnes, Girl Detective (2016), instead of just one mystery, Friday confronts a series of strange happenings in her school, posh Highcrest Academy. Read full book review >
HORUS AND THE CURSE OF EVERLASTING REGRET by Hannah Voskuil
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A very nice historical mystery with a sweet dose of the paranormal. (Paranormal suspense. 8-12)"
A boy and girl try to rescue a kidnapped heiress for the reward money, aided by a boy mummy who suffers from a curse inflicted on him thousands of years ago. 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 >