THE FOG by Kyo Maclear
Kirkus Star
by Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Kenard Pak
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A song about sharing that's sure to lift readers' spirits as well. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A people-watching yellow warbler finds a friend who shares his passion for noticing things. Read full book review >
ALL ABOARD! by Nichole Mara
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Right on track! (Board book. 3-6)"
This delightful board book unfolds to become a train almost 6 feet long with lots to explore in each car. Read full book review >

FLOWERS FOR SARAJEVO by John McCutcheon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Beauty will always find a way to rise from violence, but this is a reminder all readers need. (historical note, further reading, author's note, musical score) (Picture book. 7-10)"
A fictionalized account of a true story, published for the 25th anniversary of the Bosnian War, in which a young boy learns the healing power of music. Read full book review >
YOU CAN'T BE TOO CAREFUL! by Roger Mello
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Complex and provocative, this Brazilian import will intrigue readers who like puzzles and frustrate those who don't. (Picture book. 8-12)"
Like the handle on a windup toy that moves clockwise until it stops and spins in reverse, the 2014 Hans Christian Anderson Award winner manipulates a chain of actions and consequences—and then imagines the momentum flowing backward with entirely different outcomes. Read full book review >
OVER AND UNDER THE POND by Kate Messner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A magical artistic and informational world that readers will delight in visiting again and again. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
The author-illustrator team that brought readers into the garden and under the snow (Over and Under the Snow, 2011, etc.) now takes them on a breathtaking journey beneath the calm waters of a pond. Read full book review >

THE WAY HOME IN THE NIGHT by Akiko Miyakoshi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Originally published in Japan, this reflective, dreamy tale with its timeless art is a must for the bedtime shelf. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A fully anthropomorphic mother rabbit carries her sleepy bunny home as the youngster contemplates the comforting sights and sounds of the city at night. Read full book review >
MOUSE IS SMALL by Mary Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A winning reminder that sometimes the little guy comes out on top. (Board book. 1-3)"
Size isn't everything! Read full book review >
BLUE SKY WHITE STARS by Sarvinder Naberhaus
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Naberhaus and Nelson give new life to Old Glory for the youngest of readers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Sparsely worded and rich in symbols, this oversize picture book speaks boldly, both visually and textually. Read full book review >