MY TEACHER IS A MONSTER! (NO, I AM NOT.) by Peter Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2014

"Here's hoping readers who are similarly challenged in the behavior department will get both messages: Teachers are people, and they give back what they get. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A behaviorally challenged little boy for whom paper airplanes are a particular weakness learns to see his teacher as a person when he meets her outside the classroom. Read full book review >
ASHLEY BRYAN'S PUPPETS by Ashley  Bryan
Released: July 8, 2014

"A stunning work of creative genius sure to captivate the young and lend pure delight to beachcombers of any age. (Picture book/poetry. 4 & up)"
A riveting collection of puppets made from found objects at the seashore. Read full book review >

THE RIGHT WORD by Jen Bryant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"In a word: marvelous! (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
After award-winning collaborations about poet William Carlos Williams and artist Horace Pippin, Bryant and Sweet return to investigate the life of Peter Mark Roget. Read full book review >
EDWARD HOPPER PAINTS HIS WORLD by Robert Burleigh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"Well-researched and carefully paced, this is an enduring and inspiring book that will help kids to understand the why and the how of an artist at work. (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
Two masters of illustrated, brief biographies for young people reunite (If You Spent a Day with Thoreau at Walden Pond, 2012) for this accessible introduction to an iconic 20th-century American realist. Read full book review >
THE MERMAID AND THE SHOE by K.G. Campbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Although this luminous tale of self-discovery has echoes of 'The Little Mermaid,' like Minnow, it sings its own strong song. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Unlike her talented older sisters, a little mermaid feels disappointingly ordinary until her curiosity unveils her special skills. Read full book review >

LOWRIDERS IN SPACE by Cathy Camper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A highly entertaining and culturally authentic romp. (Graphic adventure. 9-14)"
Camper's lighthearted, full-color graphic novel highlights lowrider culture. Read full book review >
HOOVES OF FIRE by Denys Cazet
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 23, 2014

"Another romp with nary a dull nor serious moment; welcome back, girls. (Animal fantasy. 9-11)"
In an extremely belated second chapter-book-length outing, Cazet's bovine best buds kick up their heels in Red Tractor Farm's "First Annual Hoot, Holler, and Moo Talent Festival." Read full book review >
GRAVITY by Jason Chin
Kirkus Star
by Jason Chin, illustrated by Jason Chin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 2014

"With an elegant, spare text and playful, daring pictures, Chin's latest opus exerts a powerful pull all its own. ('More about Gravity,' bibliography) (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
After stunning explorations of the Galápagos Islands and California's redwoods, Chin turns literally high-concept for a study of gravity's pull. Read full book review >