THE PEDDLER'S BED by Lauri Fortino
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Lovely. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Who, really, is the peddler in the yellow bow tie? Read full book review >
PEAS IN A POD by Tania McCartney
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Adorable—that just about sums it up. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Pippa, Pia, Poppy, Polly, and Peg are as alike as the title would indicate: poppets with naturally curly hair, button-dot features, and patches of color on their cheeks. Read full book review >

LOVELY OLD LION by Julia Jarman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A supportive, honest, and needed explanation of Alzheimer's-type illnesses. (Picture book. 4-8)"
What happens when Grandpa can't remember? Read full book review >
POO IN THE ZOO! by Steve Smallman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Certain to excite gushes—of hysterical laughter, that is—from lone readers and storytime audiences alike. (Poopture book. 4-10)"
Proving that there's always something new at the zoo, a pile of luminescent poop leaves even the designated poo-scooper flabbergasted. 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 >

THE COPPER GAUNTLET by Holly Black
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Both a successful addition to the middle-grade magic school genre and a satisfying sequel. (Fantasy. 9-13) "
Book 2 in the middle-grade Magisterium fantasy series delves deeper into its protagonist's connection with the Enemy of Death. 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 >
MS. SPELL by Ethan Long
by Ethan Long, illustrated by Ethan Long
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Readers may be on the fence as to whether or not to wish for a teacher like Ms. Spell, but regardless, this may boost t-h-e-i-r spelling grades. (Picture book. 7-10) "
Step aside Ms. Frizzle. The pink-haired Ms. Spell has spelling to teach, and unlike her science-teaching peer, her lessons aren't particularly calm or disaster-free. Read full book review >
IF YOU LOVE HONEY by Martha Sullivan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A neat look at connections many children can see in action. (Informational picture book. 5-8) "
A cycle of logical syllogisms takes readers from the title stipulation through a series of conclusions that ends at the beginning. Read full book review >
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 >
WHEN DAD SHOWED ME THE UNIVERSE by Ulf Stark
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Gentle humor pervades this father-son tale in the nicest way. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A small boy and his father take an evening walk in this Swedish import first published in 1998 but only now translated and published in the United States. Read full book review >
LLAMA LLAMA GRAM AND GRANDPA by Anna Dewdney
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"For longtime fans and new readers of the beloved Llama Llama series alike, this won't disappoint. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Llama Llama reaches another childhood milestone—his first sleepover. 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 >