I KNOW A BEAR by Mariana Ruiz Johnson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Ultimately, though, there is too much philosophy here and not near enough story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A picture-book parable encourages children to ponder the notion of freedom. Read full book review >
TELEPHONE by Mac Barnett
by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jen Corace
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Silly fun! (Pass it on.) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Barnett and Corace set up an absurdist version of the old "pass it on" game of Telephone, siting it quite literally—along a line of birds on a wire. Read full book review >

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS COOKBOOK by Barton Seaver
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Hands-on kids will find much to appreciate in this compendium of fun and food with an Earth-friendly focus. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
A month-by-month guide to seasonal cooking, green craft projects and enjoyable challenges that has something to offer even the most environmentally conscious kids. Read full book review >
FRIENDS FOR FREEDOM by Suzanne Slade
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"This biographical gem places the spotlight on a friendship far ahead of its time. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Two important historical figures from separate worlds come together for the common purpose of freedom. Read full book review >
CONSTRUCTION by Sally Sutton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"There's always room for one more good construction book: Make a spot for this one. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Sutton and Lovelock are back for more fun combining dynamic text and illustrations for little builders. Read full book review >

IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE PLAYGROUND by Kirk Scroggs
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Mystery (and humor) mavens will eagerly await future cases. (Graphic/mystery hybrid. 8-11)"
Snoop Troop can solve the case…with a little help from readers. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Some children will dig in, but most will leave it unfinished. (glossary, research source notes, further reading, indexes) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
The prominent cover image of a bulldog with a pool of puke at its feet will cause kids with a gag reflex to retch, while those into the gross will chortle with glee. Read full book review >
REMY AND LULU by Kevin  Hawkes
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Readers will find themselves with their noses to the pages to observe and enjoy the stylistic variation. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Behind every great painter there's a great painter who's a dog. Read full book review >
WHAT SHIP IS NOT A SHIP? by Harriet Ziefert
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"The prolific Ziefert has provided a game that everyone can play. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Wordplay forms the basis for an intriguing guessing game as trios of similar things are followed by something different. Read full book review >
HOW TO BEHAVE AT A TEA PARTY by Madelyn Rosenberg
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Fizzy and sweet if not exactly groundbreaking. (Picture book. 3-6)"
With such a mischievous little brother, what's a young hostess to do? Read full book review >
A GOOD HOME FOR MAX by Junzo Terada
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Warm and endearing, Tabi will enchant readers. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A shop-dwelling mouse tries to find Max the Dog a good home in this charming story about constancy and friendship. Read full book review >
WATER PLANET RESCUE by Wendy Mass
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Its likable hero is just one reason to love this intergalactic space adventure. (Adventure. 6-9)"
Newly recruited Intergalactic Security Force deputy Archie Morningstar prepares for his first mission as co-pilot and navigator aboard his father's space taxi. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Gabrielle Zevin
March 3, 2015

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over—and see everything anew. “Zevin writes characters who grow and prosper,” our reviewer writes, “in a narrative that is sometimes sentimental, sometimes funny, sometimes true to life and always entertaining.” View video >