KOKO AND BO by Lisen Adbåge
Kirkus Star
by Lisen Adbåge, illustrated by Lisen Adbåge, translated by Annie Prime
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2018

"Sublime. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Two people, one big and one small, negotiate a relationship in this Swedish import. Read full book review >
MAE AMONG THE STARS by Roda Ahmed
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"An enchanting, inspirational account of Jemison's early life that illustrates the importance of encouraging and supporting children's dreams. (biographical note) (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Pioneering African-American astronaut Mae Jemison's childhood love of space and supportive parents led to her illustrious career. Read full book review >

DRAWN FROM NATURE by Helen Ahpornsiri
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2018

"A book to savor and share throughout the year, this is sure to inspire budding naturalists and crafters. (glossary, artist's note) (Nonfiction. 6-12)"
A British-based Etsy artist known for intricate compositions with pressed flowers and leaves undertakes an exploration of seasons; her medium lends authenticity to the narrative. Read full book review >
THE DAM by David Almond
Kirkus Star
by David Almond, illustrated by Levi Pinfold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"With its every detail—its masterful illustrations, its landscape format, and the elegant text that offers readers a way to see the promise of new life from what has been destroyed—this book triumphs. (Picture book. 4-10)"
In this picture book based on a true story, a father and daughter pay homage to the valley that will be flooded when a dam under construction is completed. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"A moving portrait of a true patriot who found ways to use her gift to work for change. (note, timeline, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
Barton introduces Congresswoman Barbara Jordan to children in this artful picture book illustrated by Holmes. Read full book review >

THE STUFF OF STARS by Marion Dane Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"Wow. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The stories of the births of the universe, the planet Earth, and a human child are told in this picture book. Read full book review >
DO NOT LICK THIS BOOK by Idan Ben-Barak
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2018

"Science at its best: informative and gross. (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
Why not? Because "IT'S FULL OF GERMS." Read full book review >
HELLO LIGHTHOUSE by Sophie Blackall
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2018

"A fascinating, splendidly executed peek into both the mundane and the dramatic aspects of lighthouse life. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This tribute to lighthouses of an earlier era focuses on one lighthouse and its dedicated keeper. Read full book review >