HERE I AM by Patti Kim
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2013

"Sánchez has captured a kaleidoscope of emotion and powerful sensations in a way children will grasp completely. It's The Arrival for younger readers. (Graphic novel. 5-10)"
Beautiful, evocative pictures tell the story of a boy who comes from an Asian land to a big U.S. city. Read full book review >
THE GIRL OF THE WISH GARDEN by Uma Krishnaswami
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"A must. (author's note, publisher's note) (Picture book. 5-10)"
Text that sings like poetry narrates a gorgeous re-envisioning of "Thumbelina." Read full book review >

LISTENING FOR LUCCA by Suzanne LaFleur
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Past meets present and all is well in this lovely and magical tale. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Siena's ability to see glimpses of the past juxtaposed on the present intensifies when she moves to a house in Maine that is oddly familiar. Read full book review >
BRUSH OF THE GODS by Lenore Look
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"A cheerful introduction not only to Wu Daozi, but to the power of inspiration. (Picture book. 4-9)"
The life of the classical Chinese painter Wu Daozi is imagined as a magical artistic adventure. Read full book review >
MY FATHER'S ARMS ARE A BOAT by Stein Erik Lunde
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 2, 2013

"A breathtaking masterpiece. (Picture book. 4 & up)"
A young boy, grieving and unable to sleep, climbs into his father's steady arms to find warmth and reassurance in this luminous story about loss, love and healing. Read full book review >

TOILET by David Macaulay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Even readers who received fastidious toilet training and admonitions against potty humor will let down their guard and find this book both informative and entertaining. (glossary, resources, index, author's notes) (Informational early reader. 7 & up)"
A perfect blend of humor and clarity—in text and in artwork—explains the anatomy of human waste, the mechanics of a flush toilet and the subsequent treatment of waste in septic and sewer systems. Read full book review >
ODETTE'S SECRETS by Maryann Macdonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Based on the real Odette Meyers (nee Melspajz), this thoughtful, affecting piece makes an ideal Holocaust introduction for readers unready for death-camp scenes. (timeline, historical photographs, author's note) (Historical verse fiction. 9-15)"
Introspective and accessible, this fictionalized history of a Jewish child surviving the Nazi occupation of France uses an elegant simplicity of language. Read full book review >
MY TURN TO LEARN NUMBERS by Natalie Marshall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"The deceptively simple and visually appealing My Turn to Learn series is a great tool for introducing basic concepts to the littlest readers. (Board book. 0-3)"
This simple counting book starring a sweet brown bear is perfect for little hands. Read full book review >