OSKAR LOVES... by Britta Teckentrup
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 25, 2016

"A not entirely one-dimensional corvine bliss-out. (Picture book. 2-4)"
There isn't anything that Oskar, a small bird, doesn't love. How about you? Read full book review >
KANGAROO KISSES by Nandana Dev Sen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 26, 2016

"A warm and spirited invitation to dreamland. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Smiles and wild creatures abound in this playful mother-child bedtime routine. Read full book review >

GIANT SQUID by Candace Fleming
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Visually marvelous, like its subject—with a text more poetic than expository. (labeled diagram of giant squid, author's note, bibliography, web resources, suggested books) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
This latest collaboration between Fleming and Rohmann explores the elusive giant squid. Read full book review >
LITTLE BOT AND SPARROW by Jake Parker
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Dreaming keeps memories alive for a very special robot in this sweet, quiet tale. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A mechanical-avian friendship is an endearing one. Read full book review >
DAYDREAMING by Mark Tatulli
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"This almost-wordless picture book will appeal to young children who are experts at 'reading' pictures, but their execution falls short. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Syndicated comic-strip artist Tatulli ("Lio" and "The Heart of the City") translates his signature style into a debut picture book about the power of imagination. Read full book review >

LUCY'S LOVEY by Betsy Devany
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"There is no child who won't empathize with Lucy and cheer for her reunion with Smelly Baby. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A lost-and-found-again doll brings together the members of a family. Read full book review >
HOP ALONG BOO, TIME FOR BED by Mandy Sutcliffe
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A snooze. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A lullaby sends Belle and her stuffed bunny, Boo, off to sleep. Read full book review >
FUDDLES AND PUDDLES by Frans Vischer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Most likely to be appreciated by Fuddles' existing fans, this serviceable story offers another look at the age-old conflict between cats and dogs—and at their traditionally accepted qualities (like laziness and loyalty) as well. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A cossetted house cat copes with the addition of a rambunctious puppy to his previously placid household. Read full book review >
PUG MEETS PIG by Sue Lowell Gallion
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A mildly humorous story that doesn't really stand out in the crowded arena of interspecies friendship. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little dog named Pug is perfectly happy in his cozy, suburban world until pushy Pig moves in. Read full book review >
MORE THAN MAGIC by Kathryn Lasky
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Both the concept and the well-paced suspense will appeal. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Ryder has just turned 11, the same age as the cartoon character created by her years-dead mother, and learns that she can enter the cartoon world—and possibly save it. Read full book review >
FRAZZLED by Booki Vivat
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A hilarious Asian-American heroine guaranteed to provoke laughs—not anxiety. (Fiction. 8-13)"
Abbie Wu, Chinese-American preteen and worrywart, is doomed. Read full book review >
STUNT CAT ACROSS AMERICA by Constance Lombardo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Not a total hairball, but far from a first purr-chase. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 7-11)"
Mr. Puffball's done with being a stunt cat…what's next for him? Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jeff Chang
September 20, 2016

In the provocative essays in journalist Jeff Chang’s new book We Gon’ Be Alright, Chang takes an incisive and wide-ranging look at the recent tragedies and widespread protests that have shaken the country. Through deep reporting with key activists and thinkers, personal writing, and cultural criticism, We Gon’ Be Alright links #BlackLivesMatter to #OscarsSoWhite, Ferguson to Washington D.C., the Great Migration to resurgent nativism. Chang explores the rise and fall of the idea of “diversity,” the roots of student protest, changing ideas about Asian Americanness, and the impact of a century of racial separation in housing. “He implores readers to listen, act, and become involved with today’s activists, who offer ‘new ways to see our past and our present,’ ” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A compelling and intellectually thought-provoking exploration of the quagmire of race relations.” View video >