FINDERS KEEPERS by Keiko Kasza
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"With silly scenarios and a surprise ending to tickle young readers, this circular story makes a terrific storytime read. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When is a hat not a hat? When it finds its way into the hands of Kasza's lively cast of woodland creatures! Read full book review >
TICKLE MONSTER by Édouard Manceau
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Bonne nuit, chérie. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Matte black pages with blocks of solid geometric color and a white sans-serif type illustrate a small child's dialogue with an imaginary monster in the darkness before sleep. Read full book review >

MITFORD AT THE FASHION ZOO by Donald Robertson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Sassy and inspiringly drawn: a funny, captivating treat for the eyes and imagination. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An aspiring fashionista gets a big break. Read full book review >
THE LAST BARGAIN by Samita Aiyer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Steer clear of this one. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A rat learns to bargain in this picture book from India. Read full book review >
HOW LUNCHBOX JONES SAVED ME FROM ROBOTS, TRAITORS, AND MISSY THE CRUEL by Jennifer Brown
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Though they may not shine in the robotics department, Luke and his team succeed in other ways in this likable comedy. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Robotics and friendship come together for one ordinary seventh-grader. Read full book review >

LULU'S PARTY by Kit Chase
by Kit Chase, illustrated by Kit Chase
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Adorable. (Picture book. 2-5)"
What's the best thing to do on a rainy day? Read full book review >
SONYA'S CHICKENS by Phoebe Wahl
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"A reassuring story about death in the natural world, thoughtfully designed and illustrated. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A father's thoughtful explanation provides a helpful perspective for a child's loss. Read full book review >
MAD ABOUT MONKEYS by Owen Davey
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"A vast amount of information on monkeys is expertly delivered in both text and image without patronizing either readers or monkeys—a delight. (index) (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
An informational picture book about monkeys throughout the world. Read full book review >
THE LITTLE BOOK OF BIG FEARS by Monica Arnaldo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Other than the opportunity to commiserate with the children in these pages (while, one hopes, not picking up any new fears along the way), there is little for kids to take away from this. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Arnaldo explores some of the fears young children experience. Read full book review >
GRANT AND TILLIE GO WALKING by Monica Kulling
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Though the factual information about Grant Wood is scanty, this fanciful story represents the power of friendship and the role of the familiar in the creative process. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Loosely based on the life of Grant Wood, this is the story of the artist's search for inspiration and his discovery that home—and a cow named Tillie—was all he needed to be happy. Read full book review >
ALL YEAR ROUND by Emilie Leduc
by Emilie Leduc, illustrated by Emilie Leduc, translated by Shelley Tanaka
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Joyful and sweet. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A celebration of the joys brought by each month of the year as seen through the eyes of a young child. Read full book review >
SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A FOX by Danielle Daniel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"This book will fascinate children expanding their horizons and learning about other cultures (or, in the case of Anishinaabe kids, their own). (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
An introduction to the Anishinaabe tradition of totem animals. 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 >