THE THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF by Jerry Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"Pinkney's graceful note invites readers to ponder issues of forgiveness, redemption, and peaceful coexistence in a terrific tale well-suited to family and group read-alouds. (Picture book/folk tale. 3-8)"
Pinkney adapts the classic Norwegian tale, adding dramatic textual and visual details honoring the value of second chances. Read full book review >
MY VALLEY by Claude Ponti
Kirkus Star
by Claude Ponti, illustrated by Claude Ponti, translated by Alyson Waters
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Like Poochie-Blue, visitors to the valley will be in no hurry to leave. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A mix of comical vignettes and broad vistas illustrates an account of the lives and misadventures of a clan of tiny Twims. Read full book review >

NOW by Antoinette Portis
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"Portis perfectly captures how children experience the world, the immediacy and magic of it all; exuberant and quiet, simple and complex, and extremely satisfying. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A young girl lives in the moment, her mindfulness of the world distilled into a list of favorite things whose ephemerality she celebrates now. Read full book review >
CREEPY PAIR OF UNDERWEAR! by Aaron Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"Perfect for those looking for a scary Halloween tale that won't leave them with more fears than they started with. Pair with Dr. Seuss' tale of animate, empty pants. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Reynolds and Brown have crafted a Halloween tale that balances a really spooky premise with the hilarity that accompanies any mention of underwear. Read full book review >
AFTER THE FALL (HOW HUMPTY DUMPTY GOT BACK UP AGAIN) by Dan Santat
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A validating and breathtaking next chapter of a Mother Goose favorite. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Humpty Dumpty, classically portrayed as an egg, recounts what happened after he fell off the wall in Santat's latest. Read full book review >

TOWN IS BY THE SEA by Joanne Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A quiet book that will stay with readers long after they have closed it. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The coal mines of Cape Breton in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia have closed, but this book recalls a time when generations of men toiled in the mines under the sea. Read full book review >
ROUND by Joyce Sidman
Kirkus Star
by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Taeeun Yoo
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A serene invitation to see and to think about both shape and concept. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A celebration of all things round—mostly in nature but also beneath a cozy blanket, in a circle of friends, encircled by loving arms. Read full book review >
ROBINSON by Peter Sís
Kirkus Star
by Peter Sís, illustrated by Peter Sís
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"An enchanting love letter to the magic of childhood and the fertile relationship between good literature and young readers' imaginations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sís takes readers on a journey to a Slumberland-esque island that reinforces the joys of storytelling and would make Winsor McCay's Little Nemo proud. Read full book review >