THE FOURTH BONNIEST BABY IN DUNDEE by Michelle Sloan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"He truly might be the bonniest baby in Dundee, or in any town. (Picture book. 2-8)"
Take one proud big sister, mix in the love of all the grannies in town and a baby beauty contest, and you have the fixings for a jolly read-aloud. Read full book review >
LOOK UP by Ruth A.  Musgrave
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"A solid introduction to things seen above. (Board book. 1-3)"
Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! A plane! And lots of other things! Read full book review >

BEEP! BEEP! by Sam Hearn
by Sam Hearn, illustrated by Sam Hearn
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"Toddlers who need the board-book pages will be confused by the story, and there are better choices for preschoolers fascinated by cars and trucks. (Board book. 1-3)"
Like Eric Barclay's Counting Dogs (2015), a sturdy "book in a box" that will hold up to rough handling. Read full book review >
LOVE IS A TRUCK by Amy Novesky
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Truck lovers of any gender will find this title a treat, but the hyperfeminine companion is sadly restrictive. (Board book. 2-4)"
Richly textured board pages and a limited color palette distinguish this tribute to trucks. Read full book review >
GOOD MORNING, CITY by Pat Kiernan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A fine addition to the waking-up shelf. (Picture book. 2-6)"
What happens in the morning when children are asleep? Read full book review >

TO THE CAT-CAR! by Daphne Pendergrass
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"For fans of PJ Masks only. (Board book. 2-3)"
Catboy shows off the Cat-Car. Read full book review >
MEET THE HEROES . . . AND THE VILLAINS, TOO! by Style Guide
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A pedantic marketing tool. (Board book. 2-4)"
This board book based on Disney's PJ Masks series has only one purpose—to sell the TV show, app, toys, action figures, and even costumes based on the stereotypical characters. Read full book review >
HOW DO YOU SAY? / ¿CÓMO SE DICE?  by Angela Dominguez
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"This charming story is as light as air yet carries heft. (Picture book. 2-4)"
As a Spanish-speaking giraffe and an English-speaking giraffe meet, they discover friendship has no language barriers. Read full book review >
5 LITTLE DUCKS by Denise Fleming
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Packed with personality and charm, these five ducklings will waddle their ways into the hearts of readers and listeners. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A traditional rhyme serves as the basis for an adaptation with an expanded worldview. Read full book review >
I AM A BABY by Kathryn Madeline Allen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Here's a book to help babies one day say 'I am a reader.' (Picture book. 6 mos.-3)"
Rhyming text paired with cheery photos of racially diverse babies creates a warm invitation to reading for little ones and their caregivers. Read full book review >
DINOSAUR RAP by John Foster
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Though the rhymes are rather weak, this book does encourage pretend play, the backmatter is enlightening, and the diversity is refreshing. (Picture book. 2-6)"
On the tail of the Rappy the Raptor books, by Dan Gutman and illustrated by Tim Bowers (2015, etc.), comes this rapping, participatory look at the dinos that lived long ago. Read full book review >
TEN LITTLE TOES, TWO SMALL FEET by Kristy Dempsey
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Ten and two don't add up to much new. (Picture book. 1-3)"
Singsong verse and cuddly illustrations of round-faced toddlers characterize this picture book. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >