TEN RULES OF BEING A SUPERHERO by Deb Pilutti
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"This book is starchier than a superhero story ought to be, but almost everyone will agree with rule 10: '[S]aving the day is more fun with a friend.' (Picture book. 4-7)"
There are 10 rules of being a superhero, but the second is the most important: "Saving the day is messy." Read full book review >
GUSTAVE by Rémy Simard
by Rémy Simard, illustrated by Pierre Pratt, translated by Shelley Tanaka
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Share this book with children who have a high level of tolerance for ambiguity—and be ready to discuss. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Greater love hath no mouse…. Read full book review >

MAX AND SARAH BUILD A SNOWMAN / MAX Y SARAH HACEN UN MUÑECO DE NIEVE by Harriet Ziefert
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Well-suited for today's bilingual learning environments, if not a particularly rich read. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Max and Sarah's simple indoor game of hide-and-seek moves to the wintry outdoors where, with help from Mommy, they build a snowgirl and a snowboy. Read full book review >
IT'S RAINING CATS AND FROGS / ¡LLUEVE GATOS Y RANAS! by Harriet Ziefert
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A playful, useful outing. (Early reader. 6-8)"
It is raining so hard "it's raining cats and frogs," prompting choices about what to wear and do in the showery outdoors. Read full book review >
WINTER'S FLURRY ADVENTURE by Elise Allen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A simple lesson jazzed up by obstacles. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
The Seasonal Sparkles return in an adventure about friendship, fairness and jealousy. Read full book review >

LOVE MONSTER AND THE PERFECT PRESENT by Rachel Bright
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"The best gifts are those that come from the heart, and this book surely comes from Bright's. (Picture book. 3-6)"
What to give the one you love? Read full book review >
EXTRAORDINARY WARREN SAVES THE DAY by Sarah Dillard
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"The jokes and the line drawings of chickens are all charming, but even more important: We finally have an answer to 'Why did the chicken cross the road?' (Graphic novel. 6-9)"
Any philosophical questions readers ever had about chickens are addressed in this graphic novel. Read full book review >
CHILDREN GROWING UP WITH WAR by Jenny Matthews
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"An effective appeal to child readers as the ones who can stop the continuum of violence. (map, further information, websites, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Through honest photographs and prose Matthews captures what it is like to be a child of war, as well as a photojournalist working in such ravaged countries. Read full book review >
ALPHABETABUM by Chris Raschka
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"An intriguing concept waylaid by snark. (Picture book. 5-7)"
This collaboration pairs compelling vintage photographs of children, chosen from Radunsky's extensive collection, with Raschka's 26 flippant, three-line verses. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"The clever approach to an age-old bedtime issue will help strengthen vulnerable little minds with some resilient thinking. (Bilingual picture book. 4-6)"
Enlisting the powers of some awesome heroes transforms a child's nightmares into commanding dreams in this bilingual flight of the imagination. Read full book review >
KOREAN FOLK SONGS by Robert Sang-Ung Choi
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A good book for a diverse world, especially for Korean-Americans who want to learn about their heritage or English speakers hoping to learn basic Korean language skills. (CD track listings) (Bilingual folk songs. 2 & up)"
This book-and-CD combination showcases 14 traditional Korean folk songs that are "engraved in the hearts and minds of all Koreans." Read full book review >
ANIMALS THAT MAKE ME SAY WOW! by Dawn Cusick
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Best for browsers who like their facts fast. (read more, glossary, acknowledgements, index) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Cusick explores how gravity-defying flight, coiled and tubelike tongues, bite-proof armor and other surprising adaptations in animal bodies and behavior provide a competitive edge. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fatima Bhutto
April 14, 2015

Set during the American invasion of Afghanistan, Fatima Bhutto’s debut novel The Shadow of the Crescent Moon begins and ends one rain-swept Friday morning in Mir Ali, a small town in Pakistan’s Tribal Areas close to the Afghan border. Three brothers meet for breakfast. Soon after, the eldest, Aman Erum, recently returned from America, hails a taxi to the local mosque. Sikandar, a doctor, drives to the hospital where he works, but must first stop to collect his troubled wife, who has not joined the family that morning. No one knows where Mina goes these days. But when, later in the morning, the two are taken hostage by members of the Taliban, Mina will prove to be stronger than anyone could have imagined. Our reviewer writes that The Shadow of the Crescent Moon is “a timely, earnest portrait of a family torn apart by the machinations of other people’s war games and desperately trying to survive.” View video >