PABLO FINDS A TREASURE by Andrée Poulin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Poverty is difficult to grasp if one is not living it; this story may help nurture empathetic future generations. (Picture book. 6-10)"
A young boy must salvage recyclable material from a mountain of trash in order to earn money for his family. Read full book review >
GHOSTS by Raina Telgemeier
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Telgemeier's bold colors, superior visual storytelling, and unusual subject matter will keep readers emotionally engaged and unable to put down this compelling tale. (Graphic fiction. 8-12)"
Catrina narrates the story of her mixed-race (Latino/white) family's move from Southern California to Bahía de la Luna on the Northern California coast. Read full book review >

DOES A FIDDLER CRAB FIDDLE? by Corinne Demas
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Cheerful and modestly informative, this will be most appreciated where these crabs are familiar. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Silly questions and straightforward answers make up this visual and verbal introduction to the fiddler crab. Read full book review >
ARE YOU AN ECHO? by David Jacobson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Striking, memorable imagery—a lost hat enjoying a new life as a bird's nest, the mystery of a cicada's molted husk—guarantees fruitful rereadings for readers of all ages. (Picture book/poetry/biography. 6-11)"
A combined picture-book biography and brief anthology of poems by Japan's foremost 20th-century poet for children. Read full book review >
FARMER FALGU GOES ON A TRIP by Chitra Soundar
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A quiet discovery that home is best. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Falgu, an Indian farmer, is trying to escape his noisy farm. Read full book review >

LITTLE FROG AND THE SCARY AUTUMN THING by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A low-key way of introducing the idea of change, in nature or otherwise. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A young frog gets some parental help for her anxiety when green leaves turn red, gold, and purple. Read full book review >
THE WOLF WHO WANTED TO BE A SUPERHERO by Orianne Lallemand
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Superpowers may fail, but true friends are always there in need. (Picture book. 5-7)"
An inept wolf discovers there's more to being a superhero than sporting a "super-mind-boggling" costume. Read full book review >
SNOW WHITE by Matt Phelan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Brilliant. (Graphic adaptation. 9 & up)"
Imagined through a 1920s lens, "Snow White" unfolds as a graphic novel. Read full book review >
DOWNSIDE UP by Richard Scrimger
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"An ambitious, touching work that goes a step too far. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
A boy deals with his grief. Read full book review >
TRAILBLAZERS by Rachel Swaby
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"An interesting, engaging collection of snapshot profiles that will encourage readers to explore further and perhaps pursue their own scientific curiosities. (source notes, bibliography) (Collective biography. 10-14)"
With STEM now the hot trend in education and concerted efforts to encourage girls to explore scientific fields, this collective biography is most timely. Read full book review >
MIKA THE BEAR IS AFRAID OF THE DARK by Yann Walcker
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"The long polar night will never be the same. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Mika is a young white polar bear whose imagination works double-time—particularly at bedtime. Read full book review >
WHAT WILL WE CHOOSE? by Elly van der Linden
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Toddlers are better served by actual conversations. (Picture book. 2-4)"
This guessing game book has almost too many choices for young children. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Laini Taylor
March 27, 2017

In bestselling YA writer Laini Taylor’s new fantasy novel, Strange the Dreamer, the dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever. What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving? “Lovers of intricate worldbuilding and feverish romance will find this enthralling,” our critic writes. View video >