ABC by Benedikt Gross
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"This alphabet scavenger hunt will intrigue adults perhaps more than kids, but it's fascinating and extremely inventive. (Picture book. 5 & up)"
This alphabet book takes the ABCs to new heights—literally. Read full book review >
I AM THE MOUNTAIN MOUSE by Gianna Marino
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A rib-tickling addition to the mouse-adventure genre. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In four short stories, headstrong Mountain Mouse cavalierly dares to tread where wiser mice fear to go. Read full book review >

THE BILL THE CAT STORY by Berkeley Breathed
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"As Bill the Cat would say, 'Ack.' (Picture book. 4-8)"
An all-new Bill the Cat origin story helps relaunch Bloom County. Read full book review >
THE HOLOCAUST by Philip Steele
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"An uninspired, unnecessary, superficial treatment of a critically important subject. (photos, maps, glossary, photo credits, index) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
Arresting visuals are the distinguishing feature of this introduction to the Holocaust for middle graders. Read full book review >
THE MOON INSIDE by Sandra V. Feder
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A lovely addition to any bedtime repertoire. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A young girl's fear of the dark is quieted when she explores the night with her mother in Feder (Daisy's Big Night, 2014) and Sicuro's (Bright Sky, Starry City, 2015) first collaboration. 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 >
A FAMILY IS A FAMILY IS A FAMILY by Sara O'Leary
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A-plus fabulous. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A picture-book affirmation of family diversity. Read full book review >
TURN ON THE NIGHT by Geraldo Valério
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"More than a bedtime story: a treat from a masterful artist. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A little girl falls asleep—clutching her picture book and her stuffed-animal hen—and a joyous, wordless adventure unfolds. Read full book review >
BEAR'S WINTER PARTY by Deborah Hodge
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A solid choice on how to overcome isolation and learn to make friends. (Picture book. 4-7)"
WHAT'S UP, CHUCK? by Leo Landry
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"It's a kindhearted beginning chapter book, but second-graders may wish it had some vomit jokes. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Based on the title, readers might expect a book of gross humor. Instead they'll find a sweet story of friendship and competition in which everyone can be "best of the forest." Read full book review >
FREEDOM OVER ME by Ashley Bryan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Bryan makes real and palpable what chattel slavery meant and how it affected those who were enslaved; every child who studies American slavery would benefit from experiencing this historically grounded web of narratives. (author's note) (Picture book/poetry. 6-10)"
Bryan gives voices to the voiceless and presents the dreams of slaves who went to the grave without living them. Read full book review >
POND by Jim LaMarche
Kirkus Star
by Jim LaMarche, illustrated by Jim LaMarche
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A loving portrayal of a never-forgotten connection with the natural world. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Matt, his sister, Katie, and his best friend, Pablo, revive a pond in the woods and enjoy it throughout the seasons. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
author of SEINFELDIA
August 22, 2016

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s new bestseller Seinfeldia is the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of two guys who went out for coffee and dreamed up Seinfeld —the cultural sensation that changed television and bled into the real world. Comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld never thought anyone would watch their silly little sitcom about a New York comedian sitting around talking to his friends. NBC executives didn’t think anyone would watch either, but they bought it anyway, hiding it away in the TV dead zone of summer. But against all odds, viewers began to watch, first a few and then many, until nine years later nearly 40 million Americans were tuning in weekly. In Seinfeldia, TV historian and entertainment writer Armstrong celebrates the creators and fans of this American television phenomenon, bringing readers behind-the-scenes of the show while it was on the air and into the world of devotees for whom it never stopped being relevant, a world where the Soup Nazi still spends his days saying “No soup for you!” “Armstrong’s intimate, breezy history is full of gossipy details, show trivia, and insights into how famous episodes came to be,” our reviewer writes. “Perfect for Seinfeldians and newcomers alike.” View video >