DR. FELL AND THE PLAYGROUND OF DOOM by David Neilsen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Steer Cthulhu-craving kiddies to Charles Gilman's fearful and funny Lovecraft Middle School. (Adventure. 7-9)"
Dr. Fell, foul fiend or friend to children? Read full book review >
10 LITTLE NINJAS by Miranda Paul
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A lightweight offering undermined by awkward writing. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The familiar ditty about little monkeys jumping on a bed is reimagined with a racially diverse group of 10 children going to imaginative lengths to resist bedtime. Read full book review >

THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON by Kelly  Barnhill
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Guaranteed to enchant, enthrall, and enmagick. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
An elderly witch, a magical girl, a brave carpenter, a wise monster, a tiny dragon, paper birds, and a madwoman converge to thwart a magician who feeds on sorrow. Read full book review >
ABERDEEN by Stacey Previn
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A full day in the vast outdoors—sumptuous, breezy, unintentional, and the tiniest bit thoughtless, at least according to mom. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A mouse follows a red balloon far afield. Read full book review >
THE TROUBLE WITH TWINS by Kathryn Siebel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Even readers without twins will identify with the universal truths of being a sibling. (Fiction. 8-12)"
If Lemony Snicket penned a story on twins it might be similar to this debut novel about the intriguing relationship between Arabella and Henrietta. Read full book review >

WAKE UP, CITY! by Erica Silverman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A different view of a city (and of getting to school) than is usually presented, this is sure to be a hit, in rural and urban areas alike. (Picture book. 4-8)"
As a young girl and her father journey to an easily guessed destination, the sun rises and the city starts it day. Read full book review >
SEASONS OF THE BEAR by Ginger Wadsworth
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"The wildfire is all that sparks here. (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
A black bear ushers her two cubs through their first seasonal round. Read full book review >
THE ISLAND OF GRUMP by Kenny Lamb
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Keep rowing: there are islands aplenty with more to offer. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A rhymed warning about the hazards of holding on to a snit. Read full book review >
WHAT MILLY DID by Elise Moser
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Required reading for young eco-activists. (glossary, resource lists) (Biography. 8-11)"
A warm tribute to an unsung hero of the environmentalist movement. Read full book review >
BUDDY AND EARL AND THE GREAT BIG BABY by Maureen Fergus
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Earl concludes that babies and dogs have something in common...they both make the world a happier place. Of course. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Buddy and Earl—dog and hedgehog, respectively—experience life's most peculiar phenomenon: a baby. Read full book review >
AM I LIKE YOU? by Laura Erickson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"More a 21st-century meditation on selfhood than an encouragement to quiet observation. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A light-skinned, blond boy and his light-skinned, brown-haired mother wander through the woods, looking at birds. Read full book review >
COUNTING WITH BAREFOOT CRITTERS by Teagan White
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Despite quibbles, it's a charmer. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Barefoot but otherwise clothed critters have a full day, collecting friends along the way. 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 >