IN A CLOUD OF DUST by Alma Fullerton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A nice addition to primary-grade 'values' collections. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In Tanzania, a bicycle lending library provides joy for village schoolchildren. Read full book review >
IS THAT A CAT? by Tim Hamilton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Even the endpapers are in on the fun. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Will this series of mistaken identities have a happy ending? Read full book review >

ALL FOR A DIME by Will Hillenbrand
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Exuberant, naïve entrepreneurs risk 'all for a dime' in this rib-tickling read-aloud. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bear, Mole, and Skunk try to sell their favorite things on Market Day with surprising results. Read full book review >
THE RUNAWAY TORTILLA by Eric A. Kimmel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Anyone who's ever driven across town for the perfect taco will understand the allure of the world's most entertaining tortilla. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Perfection can be dangerous, as restaurateurs Tía Lupe and Tío José discover when one of their delicious tortillas comes to life and runs away. 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 >

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 >
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 >
THE LITTLE KIDS' TABLE by Mary Ann McCabe Riehle
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Who wouldn't want to join this table? All you have to do is hang a spoon from your nose. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The little-kids' table is where the fun is. Duh! Grown-ups can keep their fancy-schmancy dishes and the icky green stuff they put on them. Read full book review >
CERTAIN POOR SHEPHERDS by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An affecting, well-spun tale that will especially resonate with animal lovers. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
A tale of friendship between a dog and a goat interweaves Nativity mythology and scientific animal facts. 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 >
THE SECRET MISSION OF WILLIAM TUCK by Eric Pierpoint
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Richly detailed and exhilarating. (Adventure. 8-12)"
A 12-year-old boy is given the power to change the tide of the Revolutionary War. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
September 1, 2015

Vanessa Diffenbaugh is the New York Timesbestselling author of The Language of Flowers; her new novel, We Never Asked for Wings, is about young love, hard choices, and hope against all odds. For 14 years, Letty Espinosa has worked three jobs around San Francisco to make ends meet while her mother raised her children—Alex, now 15, and Luna, six—in their tiny apartment on a forgotten spit of wetlands near the bay. But now Letty’s parents are returning to Mexico, and Letty must step up and become a mother for the first time in her life. “Diffenbaugh’s latest confirms her gift for creating shrewd, sympathetic charmers,” our reviewer writes. View video >