AT NIGHT by Helga Bansch
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 28, 2016

"With the feel of a fine and handsome tintype, this Austrian import makes night newly beguiling. (Picture book. 2-6)"
For all but a few, the night is a foreign country. Read full book review >
PEACE DANCER by Roy Henry Vickers
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 27, 2016

"A rare variant of a nearly universal myth, with powerfully evocative illustrations. (Picture book/folk tale. 6-8)"
A Tsimshian artist links a flood tale from his village to a frequently performed potlatch dance. Read full book review >

NED THE KNITTING PIRATE by Diana Murray
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"Cast on, cast off, and set sail for a great yarn. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Can one pirate ship contain both knitting needles and pirates' cutlasses? Read full book review >
MARTA! BIG & SMALL by Jen Arena
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"Marta's adventure is an enjoyable way to introduce animals, observe concepts, and identify comparisons and polarities in English and en Español. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Opposites, animals, and Spanish vocabulary introduce concepts to early readers. Read full book review >
TALKING LEAVES by Joseph Bruchac
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"A vivid retelling of a pivotal time for the Cherokee nation. (cast of characters, afterword, printed syllabary, glossary, further reading) (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
A boy grapples with the return of his father, Sequoyah, and the creation of a Cherokee syllabary. Read full book review >

NANOBOTS by Chris Gall
by Chris Gall, illustrated by Chris Gall
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"Action oriented with a sci-fi feel, this will have robot-obsessed readers clamoring for more. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A young, white inventor creates a team of microscopic robots, each with its own power, who discover that together they can solve problems, big or small. Read full book review >
FRAMED! by James Ponti
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"More escapades are promised in this improbable but satisfying series starter. (Mystery. 9-12)"
A smart kid foils big-time thieves in the nation's capital—and joins the FBI. Read full book review >
MAXI'S SECRETS by Lynn Plourde
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"Though purposive, this earnest boy-and-his-dog tale makes a strong case for Secret No. 11: 'There's nothing so bad in the world that dog kisses won't make it better.' (Fiction. 9-12)"
"My dog, Maxi, dies," warns Timminy at the start of this friendship tale set in small-town Maine. Read full book review >
CAN ONE BALLOON MAKE AN ELEPHANT FLY? by Dan Richards
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"A sweet story about connectedness and a willingness to believe in these modern times. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It's a mom-and-son trip to the zoo, but mom's preoccupation with her cellphone makes for a lonely time until being present becomes a priority—and then magic occurs. Read full book review >
A PERFECT MESS by Steve Breen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"A spirited way to explore both causality and not-so-clean fun. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Henry tries his hardest to stay clean for a special day at school. Read full book review >
THE UNCORKER OF OCEAN BOTTLES by Michelle Cuevas
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"Readers will find both consolation and encouragement on every visit to this emotionally resonant, evocative story. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A man who delivers messages sent via ocean bottle longs for a message of his own. Read full book review >
THE DEADLIEST CREATURE IN THE WORLD by Brenda Z. Guiberson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"With well-chosen, clearly conveyed facts and handsome compositions that invite study, this team delivers another fine effort, equally well-suited to family browsing and classroom use. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Fourteen creatures lay claim to the title posed in Guiberson's central question: "Who is the deadliest creature in the world?" Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Andrea Beaty
August 30, 2016

In Andrea Beaty and David Roberts’ new picture book Ada Twist, Scientist is like her classmates, builder Iggy and inventor Rosie: scientist Ada, a character of color, has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose? When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it’s up to her to find the source. Not afraid of failure, she embarks on a fact-finding mission and conducts scientific experiments, all in the name of discovery. But this time, her experiments lead to even more stink and get her into trouble! Inspired by real-life makers such as Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, Ada Twist, Scientist champions girl power and women scientists, and brings welcome diversity to picture books about girls in science. “Cool and stylish,” our reviewer writes. View video >