PIRATES IN PAJAMAS by Caroline Crowe
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Few will be calmed by this raucous crew's capers, but at least they'll see that sometimes bedtime can be an adventure all its own. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A familiar bedtime routine gets a pirate-themed makeover. Read full book review >
DANNY AND THE DINOSAUR AND THE NEW PUPPY by Bruce Hale
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Welcome back, Danny. Let's hear some more stories about you, your new puppy, and your big, old friend. (Early reader. 4-7)"
The venerable I Can Read! series is extending Syd Hoff's run with new books written and drawn in his familiar style. Read full book review >

TWO MICE by Sergio Ruzzier
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"One story. Two mice. Three cheers. Lots to love. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The deceptively simple counting story of two mice, their adventure, and friendship. Read full book review >
BAD PIRATE by Kari-Lynn Winters
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Arrrrguably the best piratical dogfight you'll ever sink your teeth into. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Wicked smart pacing and playful art tell the tale of a pirate too doggone loyal for her own good. Read full book review >
J.P. AND THE GIANT OCTOPUS by Ana Crespo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Quick, cut-and-dried behavior modeling to share with children in the wakes of common emotional tempests. (Picture book. 4-6)"
To many if not most children, a first visit to a car wash can be a terrifying experience. Read full book review >

AUSTIN, LOST IN AMERICA by Jef Czekaj
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Not the best introduction to the country in terms of either facts or a geography lesson. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
A pet-store dog tired of not having a home escapes and heads across the country in search of one. Read full book review >
ELWOOD BIGFOOT by Jill Esbaum
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Bright, enticing cartoon illustrations and a character many can identify with will hook storytimers and new readers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Elwood Bigfoot is lonely…won't any birdie be his friend? Read full book review >
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 >
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 >