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 >
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 >

SEASONS OF THE BEAR by Ginger Wadsworth
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"The wildfire is all that sparks here. (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
A black bear ushers her two cubs through their first seasonal round. Read full book review >
THE ISLAND OF GRUMP by Kenny Lamb
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Keep rowing: there are islands aplenty with more to offer. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A rhymed warning about the hazards of holding on to a snit. Read full book review >
WHAT MILLY DID by Elise Moser
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Required reading for young eco-activists. (glossary, resource lists) (Biography. 8-11)"
A warm tribute to an unsung hero of the environmentalist movement. Read full book review >

BUDDY AND EARL AND THE GREAT BIG BABY by Maureen Fergus
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Earl concludes that babies and dogs have something in common...they both make the world a happier place. Of course. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Buddy and Earl—dog and hedgehog, respectively—experience life's most peculiar phenomenon: a baby. Read full book review >
AM I LIKE YOU? by Laura Erickson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"More a 21st-century meditation on selfhood than an encouragement to quiet observation. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A light-skinned, blond boy and his light-skinned, brown-haired mother wander through the woods, looking at birds. Read full book review >
COUNTING WITH BAREFOOT CRITTERS by Teagan White
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Despite quibbles, it's a charmer. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Barefoot but otherwise clothed critters have a full day, collecting friends along the way. Read full book review >
TITO THE MAGICIAN by Guido van Genechten
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Genuine self-confidence, humility, and a sense of wonder: bravo, Tito. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Being a magician is no easy trick. It hinges on one of the human qualities that's most difficult to achieve. Read full book review >
DEX by Sheri Lynn Fishbach
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A bit underdone in spots but a mostly delectable debut. (Fiction. 11-14)"
A middle schooler discovers that he was born to be a celebrity chef. Read full book review >
LOVE MONSTER AND THE SCARY SOMETHING by Rachel Bright
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Yet another outing that will have readers empathizing with and maybe emulating Love Monster. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The lovable red monster is back, this time facing something all young children will find familiar: nighttime noise fears. Read full book review >
JULIUS & THE SOULCATCHER by Tim Hehir
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"The book closes with drama enough for a sequel; action-happy readers will be hoping for it. (Steampunk. 11-13)"
A steampunk thriller uses Victorian science as a framework for cinematic monster goofiness in 1838 London. 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 >