NO MORE CUDDLES! by Jane Chapman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A fully rounded, easily associative, and visually inviting story. (Picture book. 3-7)"
As everybody knows, a bigfoot likes his privacy, even if he is built to cuddle: snuggly, soft, and silky (at least those bigfeet like Barry, who evidently knows about bathing). Read full book review >
BLOCK PARTY SURPRISE by Jerdine Nolen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"This new offering is tailor-made for children who are ready for books they can read independently with confidence. (Early reader. 6-9)"
Another friend-filled neighborhood event is in store for folks on Bradford Street in this new early-reader series. Read full book review >

BACKYARD CAMP-OUT by Jerdine Nolen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"This friendly, multicultural neighborhood is where many children live…or wish they lived. (Early reader. 6-9)"
Four neighborhood friends and their parents get together for a special campout. Read full book review >
PETE MAKES A MISTAKE by Emily Arnold McCully
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A mistake to celebrate. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Pete's invitation mishap nearly ruins Rose Pig's party, but he corrects his mistake just in time. Read full book review >
PENGUIN'S BIG ADVENTURE by Salina Yoon
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Slight and self-referential, this is not one of Penguin's more memorable adventures. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Another adventure starring Yoon's small penguin with the big orange scarf (Penguin and Pumpkin, 2014, etc.). Read full book review >

SNOWY BEAR by Tony Mitton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An unapologetically sweet book that will engage both little and big hearts alike. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Where, oh where, can this little polar bear lay his head? Read full book review >
LITTLE BIG by Jonathan Bentley
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A sweet book that needs a little more oomph to make it a big hit. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little one tries to imagine himself big in this picture-book treatment of sibling dynamics. Read full book review >
LOULA AND MISTER THE MONSTER by Anne Villeneuve
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Like a stinky dog-lick on the nose, this simply silly picture book will bring smiles to little faces. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Loula fears Mama might have had it with their family's drooling, wagging, lunging, gargantuan Great Dane, Mister. Read full book review >
WORMS by Bernard Friot
by Bernard Friot, illustrated by Aurélie Guillerey, translated by Yvette Ghione
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Readers may carefully pick through their lettuce from now on, just in case. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A French import about an impish boy and one very impulsive decision he makes to liven up his father's dinner party. Read full book review >
STARRING SHAPES! by Tania Howells
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Not for beginners, but older children may use this as a springboard for their own shape hunts. (Math picture book. 4-7) "
Howells give familiar shapes both personalities and back stories in her authorial debut. Read full book review >
THE PROBLEM WITH NOT BEING SCARED OF KIDS by Dan Richards
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"These cuddly monsters may be a little clichéd, but they get the narrative job done. Maybe they're just that persistent. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A group of not-very-scary monsters tries very hard to make friends with kids, which is exactly as problematic as one might expect. Read full book review >
MY LEAF BOOK by Monica Wellington
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"While its true usefulness as an identification guide may be questionable, there's no doubt it will capture children's attention and hopefully have them searching for their own specimens and creating leaf books of their own. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Wellington turns a leaf-identification book into a visual display of fall color and shape. 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 >