GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS by Charlotte Ferrier
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"An interpretation that's notable more for its materials than its content. (Board book. 1-2)"
An abbreviated version of the classic home-invasion tale, with die-cut windows and press-out figures. Read full book review >
Holding Court by K.C. Held
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"A frothy tale that mixes a whodunit and a teen romance with knights and prophecies."
A reluctant psychic stumbles across a murder most foul in this debut YA novel. Read full book review >

WHAT NOISE DOES A COW MAKE? by Nick Ackland
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"Still, the simplicity and brevity of this one combined with its cheerful illustrations make it a good choice for lapsit storytimes or sharing with babies and toddlers one-on-one. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
A short, simple board book introduces animals and their sounds. Read full book review >
BUDDY AND EARL GO EXPLORING by Maureen Fergus
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"Roll, fetch, bite. Life is good for Buddy and Earl in this aerobic exercise of the imagination. (Picture book. 4-7)"
There are few things as pleasurable as a little nighttime adventure in which you get to trash the kitchen. Read full book review >
Captain Kidd and the Jersey Devil by Steven Winkelstein
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"Like Kidd's faithful crew, readers should follow this battle-tested pirate (with the insecurities and loyalties of a teenager) to strange and exciting destinations."
A pirate adventure story—rife with ghosts, Native American legends, ancient curses, hidden treasure, and a bogeyman—features a dog-loving boy on a mission. Read full book review >

Solstice by Jane Redd
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"A solid but slightly suffocating YA tale of a dictatorship set in a 2099 that parties like it's Nineteen Eighty-Four.
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In a repressive, future world of rising sea levels, a teenage girl must hide her forbidden emotions from all-powerful authorities—and from her questionable friends and classmates. Read full book review >
PETS by Surya Sajnani
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"Better to buy simpler (and cheaper) books and purchase puzzles separately. (Board book. 1-2)"
Brief riddles offer hints to solving puzzles embedded in extra-thick board pages. Read full book review >
MY HEART FILLS WITH HAPPINESS by Monique Gray Smith
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"Specific visuals ground this sweet celebration of simple pleasures. (Board book. 1-3)"
Black-haired, brown-skinned children describe many sources of happiness in this board book, dedicated by the author to "former Indian Residential School students." Read full book review >
LITTLE HONEY BEE by Katie Haworth
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"This attractive title, which combines counting practice with a tour through a lively garden, invites and rewards leisurely exploration. (Board book. 3-6)"
This oversized board title uses flowers and a garden theme to help children's counting skills blossom. Read full book review >
GOOD JOB, ATHENA! by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"In centering a child of color as a source of wisdom, the book makes a positive statement for young readers. (Board book. 1-3)"
Holub and Patricelli are back with another Mini Myth; here, a dark-skinned, bespectacled tot named Athena shows off her preternaturally advanced fine-motor skills by tying a plethora of bows. Read full book review >
MY FIRST BIBLE STORIES by Little Tiger Press
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"Adult readers wishing to familiarize children with some of the Christian Bible stories will find greater satisfaction looking elsewhere. (Board book/religion. 2-4)"
Nine stories taken from both the Old Testament and the New Testament are introduced to the youngest readers in this board book. Read full book review >
TOUCH AND TRACE FARM by Jonathan Litton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"With tracing, flaps, rhymed text, and farm scenes, there is an awful lot going on, and adult readers may wish to skim some elements to keep from overwhelming children. (Board book. 3-5)"
Down on the farm, little fingers can trace shapes and open flaps. 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 >