Released: April 2, 2013

"The whole is a grand flight of fancy perfect for a new generation of dreamers and planners. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Sensing that the moon needs cheering up, a young inventor provides instructions for an expedition to plant sunflowers there. Read full book review >
GLOBAL BABY GIRLS by Global Fund for Children
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Another baby-faced winner from the Global Fund for Children, with an important social message to boot. (Board book. 3 mos.-1)"
In a natural follow-up to Global Babies (2006) and American Babies (2010), an empowering text and vibrant photos present baby girls from Canada, China, Guatemala, France, India, Liberia, New Zealand, Peru, Russia, the United States and more. Read full book review >

LITTLE NAOMI, LITTLE CHICK by Avirama Golan
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"The true essence of a picture book: a unique balance of visual and written narrative sure to enchant young and old alike. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A delightful depiction of the parallel lives of a young girl and a tiny chick from dawn to dusk. Read full book review >
WORDS WITH WINGS by Nikki Grimes
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"An inspirational exploration of caring among parent, teacher and child—one of Grimes' best. (Poetry. 8-12)"
In this delightfully spare narrative in verse, Coretta Scott King Award-winning Grimes examines a marriage's end from the perspective of a child. Read full book review >
MONSTER ON THE HILL by Rob Harrell
Released: July 1, 2013

"Just plain monstrous fun. (Graphic fantasy. 9-12)"
In an alternative 19th-century England, monsters both thrill and protect their towns. Read full book review >

SURE SIGNS OF CRAZY by Karen Harrington
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"Readers intrigued by the premise of this moving story will sympathize with the plucky protagonist and rejoice in the way her summer works out. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Worried that she will grow up to be crazy like her mother or alcoholic like her father, rising seventh-grader Sarah Nelson takes courage from Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, writing letters to Atticus Finch and discovering her own strengths. Read full book review >
COME BACK, BEN by Ann Hassett
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Hello, Ben! We're glad you're here. (Early reader. 4-6)"
This excellent early reader will send new readers' confidence soaring. Read full book review >
DON'T SAY A WORD, MAMÁ / NO DIGAS NADA, MAMÁ by Joe Hayes
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"This book overflows with affection—and you can never have too much of that. (Bilingual picture book. 4-7)"
Mamá has always been proud of her loving daughters, even when they've grown. Read full book review >