WALTER'S WONDERFUL WEB by Tim Hopgood
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"Not the strongest choice in terms of either shape learning or reflecting nature; still, this may get readers outside in search of webs. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A spider with no talent for making traditional spider webs teaches young children about shapes as well as perseverance. Read full book review >
GOODBYE SUMMER, HELLO AUTUMN by Kenard Pak
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"A visual success conjuring up the best about the seasons' changes. (Picture book. 3-7)"
As a child walks through woods and town, summer turns to fall, and the natural world is met with a friendly hello. Read full book review >

FUZZY by Tom Angleberger
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"Provocative issues that never overwhelm storytelling make this a winner. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Vanguard Middle School's no place for breaking rules; computerized Vice Principal Barbara sees to that. Read full book review >
HOCUS POCUS, IT'S FALL! by Anne Sibley O’Brien
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"A buoyant welcome to the season. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Using the same pattern and format as their Abracadabra, It's Spring! (2016), O'Brien and Gal return to celebrate autumn. Read full book review >
THEY CHANGED THE WORLD by Lewis Helfand
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"Give this a pass: much clearer pictures of what DNA does and the strong personalities who were involved in winkling out its secrets are available. (Graphic nonfiction. 11-13)"
The story of the discovery of the structure of DNA, in graphic format. Read full book review >

BOO! HAIKU by Deanna Caswell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"As with the first, this just begs to be read aloud to a group of preschoolers, who won't be able to help shouting out their answers. More please. (Picture book/poetry. 3-5)"
In their second collaboration, Caswell and Shea use the same format as in their Guess Who, Haiku (2016) to ask readers to identify some common Halloween creatures. Read full book review >
Angel Rock Leap by Ellen Weisberg
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 15, 2016

"A unique voice emerges from an unlikely heroine in this quickly paced coming-of-age story."
What at first appears to be an overblown high school drama proves to be an astute look at the painful connection between low self-esteem and bullying. Read full book review >
MAXWELL THE MONKEY BARBER by Cale Atkinson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 15, 2016

"Atkinson's jungle denizens will easily charm one and all. (Picture book. 2-7)"
"Come to Maxwell's Barbershop! / For a trim or for a chop!" Read full book review >
LITTLE WHALE by Roy A. Peratrovich Jr.
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 15, 2016

"Stronger at conveying a sense of Tlingit life than at spinning a tale that will appeal to general audiences. (map) (Historical fiction. 9-11)"
Eager to prove himself, an Alaska Native child helps his father free a baby whale from a net, then stows away to join an expedition to a distant village. Read full book review >
MOOSE, GOOSE, ANIMALS ON THE LOOSE! by Geraldo Valério
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 15, 2016

"Readers will enjoy identifying the cold-weather creatures and their outstanding attributes. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Canadian animals frolic across the pages and through the letters of the alphabet. Read full book review >
DOJO SURPRISE by Chris Tougas
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 15, 2016

"Look elsewhere for ninja fun—perhaps to Arree Chung's Ninja and its sequel, Ninja! Attack of the Clan (2014, 2016). (Picture book. 3-6)"
The Master and the students from Dojo Daycare (2014) and Dojo Daytrip (2015) return for their third adventure. Read full book review >
THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN OF BOOKS IN THE WORLD by Rocio Bonilla
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 15, 2016

"Kids will appreciate Lucas' need to read and imagine and also understand the message that there is more than one way to fly. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A picture-book homage to reading. 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 >