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 >
THE GRIZZLY BEAR WHO LOST HIS GRRRRR! by Rob Biddulph
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"This may not be GRRRRReat, but it's pretty darned good. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Two bears vie for the title of Best Bear in the Wood in this picture book. Read full book review >

HAP-PEA ALL YEAR by Keith Baker
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"An infectious, pea-sized romp. (Picture book. 2-8)"
Having conquered the alphabet (LMNO Peas, 2010), numbers (1-2-3 Peas, 2012), and colors (Little Green Peas: A Big Book of Colors, 2014), Baker's goofy spherical seeds return to revel in the seasons and holidays in this book of months. Read full book review >
COLORS by John J. Reiss
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Basic yet striking, this book and its companions make fine additions to the ever expanding concepts bookshelf. (Board book. 1-4)"
A concept board book invites little ones to explore and name colors; companion volumes do the same for shapes and numbers. Read full book review >
MY BEST POP-UP CONSTRUCTION SITE BOOK by DK Publishing
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Despite the sound effect, an unexceptionable addition to the fleets of like fare for diapered diggers. (Pop-up informational book. 2-4)"
With an electronic rattle and roar, heavy machines dig and dump, haul and lift as an apartment building goes up. Read full book review >
LITTLE PENGUINS by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A very warm and satisfying bedtime book and a paean to penguins and winter delights. (Picture book. 1-5)"
"Winter is here." Read full book review >
I'LL WAIT, MR. PANDA by Steve Antony
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Certainly young readers will find Mr. Panda funny, will be tickled at the hyperbole, and may find the idea of a huge doughnut delectable to contemplate while waiting for their own surprises. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A penguin is rewarded for patience. Read full book review >
PUSH! DIG! SCOOP! by Rhonda Gowler Greene
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Painless counting practice for construction-truck fans. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Anthropomorphic mother and father construction trucks teach their young ones how to do their jobs in this counting book/singalong. Read full book review >
I LOVE MUSIC by Marion Billet
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Consider this an unessential novelty unless sturdy books with nonanimal sounds are sought. (Board book. 1-3)"
Recorder, piano, violin, guitars, drums, and xylophone are played by a pig, elephant, cat, zebras, bears, and mice respectively, while chips embedded in each page play an appropriate snippet of music. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Clinton Kelly
January 9, 2017

Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly’s memoir I Hate Everyone Except You is a candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). “A thoroughly light and entertaining memoir,” our critic writes. View video >