FLYING DEEP by Michelle Cusolito
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2018

"An appealing, exhilarating, and informative vicarious journey of discovery. (glossary, further reading) (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
Readers join an Alvin pilot and scientists in an exciting journey as they voyage down deep to the ocean floor to collect samples and conduct research. Read full book review >
THE FOX ON THE SWING by Evelina Daciute
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 19, 2018

"An enormously satisfying surprise completes this wholly original narrative. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This Lithuanian import portrays the friendship developing between a boy and a fox. Read full book review >

MARWAN'S JOURNEY by Patricia de Arias
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"A beautiful, haunting, and, sadly, important book. (Picture book. 6-10)"
A child walks across the desert fleeing conflict, recalling the home left behind and promising to return to it someday. Read full book review >
CARMELA FULL OF WISHES by Matt de la Peña
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"It's another near-perfect slice of life from a duo that has found a way to spotlight underrepresented children without forgetting that they are children first. (Picture book. 3-8)"
On her birthday, a young girl accompanies her brother on his errands for the first time and makes a wish, but not exactly in the way she was expecting. Read full book review >
I CAN BE ANYTHING! DON'T TELL ME I CAN'T by Diane Dillon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"Thoughtful and affirming. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young girl of color challenges the voice of fear and dissent in Dillon's first solo picture book. Read full book review >

THE RABBIT LISTENED by Cori Doerrfeld
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"This appealing work is an excellent addition to any emotional-intelligence shelf. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Author/illustrator Doerrfeld gives children a model for how to process difficult events and provide meaningful support to friends who need it. Read full book review >
THE FISH AND THE CAT by Marianne Dubuc
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2018

"An unhurried pace and graphically arresting scenes build suspense and wonderment in equal measure, providing space for reflection and tantalizing questions. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A wordless chase: in this 92-page visual narrative, a somewhat bemused cat pursues a domestic fish. Read full book review >
MEMPHIS, MARTIN, AND THE MOUNTAINTOP by Alice Faye Duncan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2018

"Encapsulates the bravery, intrigue, and compassion that defined a generation, presenting a history that everyone should know: required and inspired. (Picture book. 9-12)"
Fifty years on, readers reminisce with a young black girl who recalls how black sanitation workers launched a movement for equal rights and safer working conditions and stayed committed to justice amid tragic loss. Read full book review >