WE ARE GRATEFUL by Traci Sorell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"A gracious, warm, and loving celebration of community and gratitude. (glossary, author's note, Cherokee syllabary) (Picture book. 4-8)"
According to storyteller Sorell, the Cherokee people always express gratitude for the little things they are given by saying the phrase, "Otsaliheliga," or "we are grateful." Read full book review >
YOU'RE SNUG WITH ME by Chitra Soundar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2018

"Parental love, sound ecological advice, and breathtaking illustrations all in one. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Starting with their birth in a den below the snowdrifts, Mama Bear nurtures her cubs and describes the world they will encounter in the spring. Read full book review >

PASS GO AND COLLECT $200 by Tanya Lee Stone
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2018

"Stone delivers a winner. (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
The surprisingly complex history of one of America's favorite board games. Read full book review >
KITTEN AND THE NIGHT WATCHMAN by John Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"Every life and job is unique; this book's take on the job of a watchman is empathetic, poetic, and a joy to look at, cute kitty and all. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The story of a simple friendship that forms over the course of a night shift is given rich life with evocative art and prose. Read full book review >
TIGER VS. NIGHTMARE by Emily Tetri
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"A visual and emotional symphony. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A tiger, with some unusual help, fights off a nightmare. Read full book review >

MOMMY'S KHIMAR by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"With a universal message of love and community, this book offers a beautiful representation of a too-often-overlooked cultural group. (Picture book. 4-8)"
From a debut author-and-illustrator team comes a glimpse into a young American Muslim girl's family and community as she walks around in "Mommy's khimar," or headscarf. Read full book review >
THE OLD MAN by Sarah V.
Kirkus Star
by Sarah V., illustrated by Claude K. DuBois, translated by Daniel Hahn
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2018

"This is an extraordinary book, one that can make the needed connection for young children to see human beings as more than their circumstances. (Picture book. 5-6)"
Everyone is waking up to start the day. The children get ready for school. The old man must wake up, too. He's sleeping rough on the streets and must leave before he's shooed away. Read full book review >
DOWN BY THE RIVER by Andrew Weiner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 6, 2018

"No tall tale, this book delivers an authentic, heartwarming story with a focus on family and togetherness. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A leisurely paced, lushly illustrated story about a boy's first fly-fishing trip. Read full book review >