WHAT IN THE WORLD? by Nancy Raines Day
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Textured, visually rich, and gracefully simple, this is a fine blend of informative poetry and illustration. (Picture book. 2-6) "
This more-than-a-counting-book introduces things recognizable in numbered sets. Read full book review >
TWO MICE by Sergio Ruzzier
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"One story. Two mice. Three cheers. Lots to love. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The deceptively simple counting story of two mice, their adventure, and friendship. Read full book review >

DANNY AND THE DINOSAUR AND THE NEW PUPPY by Bruce Hale
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Welcome back, Danny. Let's hear some more stories about you, your new puppy, and your big, old friend. (Early reader. 4-7)"
The venerable I Can Read! series is extending Syd Hoff's run with new books written and drawn in his familiar style. Read full book review >
B IS FOR BEDTIME by Margaret Hamilton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"There are plenty of other bedtime stories that do not offer this potential confusion; seek them out for nighttime and save this for a brainteaser. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Babies and bedtime go hand in hand. Add an alphabet with cuddly illustrations on sturdy pages, and you have a book ready-made for lap sharing. Read full book review >
CHARLIE PIECHART AND THE CASE OF THE MISSING PIZZA SLICE by Eric Comstock
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Kids will have fun following Charlie as he solves the mystery and reinforce their fraction skills along the way. (Math picture book. 4-8) "
Pizza night brings a mystery, and plenty of math, to the Piechart household. Read full book review >

THANKFUL by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Low-key and gentle; a book to be thankful for. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Spinelli lists many things for which people are thankful. Read full book review >
EVERYONE LOVES BACON by Kelly DiPucchio
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A bacon book so funny that perhaps even some vegetarians will love it. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Retro art meets wry humor in this very funny tale of hubris set in a diner. Read full book review >
AUSTIN, LOST IN AMERICA by Jef Czekaj
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Not the best introduction to the country in terms of either facts or a geography lesson. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
A pet-store dog tired of not having a home escapes and heads across the country in search of one. Read full book review >
TULIP AND REX WRITE A STORY by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"This sweet story makes a good springboard for vocabulary-enrichment activities in and out of the classroom. (Picture book. 3-7)"
With the help of her beloved dog, a girl composes a story on a word-filled jaunt to the park. Read full book review >
MY TWO BLANKETS by Irena Kobald
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An amazingly lovely import from Australia. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A girl her auntie used to call Cartwheel must flee from a land of war to a place where they can be safe. Read full book review >
CATS GET FAMOUS by Ron Barrett
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"There are plenty of pussycat picture books to pick from; let this one stray. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Some Cats Got Talent (2014); those that do return to "get famous."Read full book review >
SHARK DETECTIVE! by Jessica Olien
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Many readers will demand further adventures—or imagine them for themselves. The last page will get them started. Spoiler alert: the cat's name is Watson. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The moral of this story is: dreams can come true. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Libba Bray
author of LAIR OF DREAMS
August 25, 2015

In Lair of Dreams, the second installment of Libba Bray’s bestselling young adult Diviners series, after a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O'Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. Now that the world knows of her ability to "read" objects, and therefore, read the past, she has become a media darling, earning the title "America's Sweetheart Seer." But not everyone is so accepting of the Diviners' abilities....Meanwhile, mysterious deaths have been turning up in the city, victims of an unknown sleeping sickness. Can the Diviners descend into the dreamworld and catch a killer? “Weaving together a chilling mystery with a truly elusive solution, several poignant love stories, agonizing injustice, terrifyingly monstrous dreams, and even a cameo by legendary psychiatrist Carl Jung, this installment wraps enough up to satisfy but clearly sets the stage for more,” our reviewer writes in a rare starred review. “How will readers stand the wait?” View video >