WHOSE TRUCK? by Toni Buzzeo
Kirkus Star
by Toni Buzzeo, illustrated by Jim Datz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Interactive and educational, this one is a must for toddlers and preschoolers fascinated by trucks and the people who operate them. (Board book. 2-5)"
This follow-up to Whose Tools? (2015) asks kids to guess which workers six different trucks belong to. Read full book review >
IN THE FOREST by Jonathan Litton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A solid read for little ones who crave the outdoors. (Board book. 2-5)"
A traipse through the woods is filled with surprises. Read full book review >

TEACH YOUR KIDS TO CODE by Bryson Payne
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Sophisticated concepts and serious programming make for an easy, enjoyable game for families. (Python setup information, Pygame setup instructions, module-building instructions, glossary, index, website address for updates) (Nonfiction. 8 & up)"
A programming manual for parents and kids to use together. Read full book review >
YOU'RE HERE FOR A REASON by Nancy Tillman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Patchy work, both visually and teleologically. (Picture book. 6-8) "
The sultana of high-fructose sentimentality reminds readers that they really are all that. Read full book review >
THE WAY TO SCHOOL by Rosemary McCarney
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"This is both a fascinating look at school around the world and a very subtle message to readers to appreciate what they have. (Informational picture book. 4-10)"
Riding the school bus will lose some of its allure and excitement but not its value for readers after seeing how kids around the world get to school. Read full book review >

HELLO WORLD! by Paul Beavis
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A calmly surreal invitation to explore. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Mrs. Mo's Monster (2014), he of the snaggly teeth, spiky blue fur, and lolling pink tongue, is still in the attic. Read full book review >
FINDERS KEEPERS by Shelley Tougas
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Entertaining and humorous; good light fare for middle graders. (Fiction. 8-12) "
A 10-year-old searches for Al Capone's lost treasure. Read full book review >
SAIL AWAY by Langston Hughes
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Like Hughes, Bryan, at 91, can also boast, 'I'm still pulling.' (Picture book/poetry. 5-12)"
Hughes' pen is paired to Bryan's sculpting scissors, making a rich, poetic picture book indeed. Read full book review >
WHEN A DRAGON MOVES IN AGAIN by Jodi Moore
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"It doesn't matter whether or not they can be seen; there's a little bit of dragon inside each of us. Here's to dragon-taming. (Picture book. 3-8)"
In this companion to When a Dragon Moves In (2011), it turns out that castles of any sort, not just sand, attract dragons, so the soon-to-be-born baby's crib, with its crenellations and turrets at the corners, has an occupant even before mom gives birth. Read full book review >
BOATS FLOAT! by George Ella Lyon
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Young navigation enthusiasts, from bathtub ships' captains to ocean-cruiser wannabes, will enjoy this voyage. (Picture book. 4-7)"
THE PRINCE WHO WAS JUST HIMSELF by Silke Schnee
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"The author, herself the mother of a child with Down syndrome, and the illustrator ably introduce a difficult subject in a fictional context with a light, sure touch. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
A gentle fairy tale about a young prince with Down syndrome who saves his kingdom from a menacing knight. Read full book review >
RED CAR, BLUE CAR by Jonathan Litton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Unexceptional in content but at least unusually durable. (Pop-up board book. 1-3)"
A sprightly color rhyme urges toddlers to climb aboard seven pop-up vehicles, from yellow bus to orange rocket. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sara Paretsky
author of BRUSH BACK
July 28, 2015

No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help in Brush Back, the latest thriller from bestselling author Sara Paretsky. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full 25 years for her daughter’s murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. “Paretsky, who plots more conscientiously than anyone else in the field, digs deep, then deeper, into past and present until all is revealed,” our reviewer writes. View video >