POLAR BEAR ROMP! by Bonnier Publishing
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"This book has virtually nothing going for it. (Board book. 1-3)"
A polar bear looks for a friend. Read full book review >
SNOWMAN by Bonnier Publishing
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Nice enough but far from a requisite purchase. (Board book. 1-3)"
A die-cut board book with a simple presentation of the Christmas theme for the youngest ones. Read full book review >

SEEKING A SANTA by Angela DiTerlizzi
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"While nothing new, there is enough to engage celebratory tykes. (Board book. 1-3)"
Rhyming text and playful art provide a list of all the qualities that make up "a Santa." Read full book review >
GINGERBREAD FAMILY by Sophie Pryce
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A colorful and cute celebration of the winter holiday. (Board book. 1-3)"
A gingerbread family celebrates Christmas. Read full book review >
MY FIRST BOXED SET by Little Bee Books
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"This is fine for a baby shower but unsuitable for institutional settings, where the full-size versions would be a better value. (Board book. 1-3)"
Four mini board books packaged in a box with four peek-through windows are actually just smaller reprints of individual titles in the My First series, originally published in 2015. Read full book review >

FIVE LITTLE ELVES by Dan Yaccarino
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Unlikely to become a classic. (Board book. 1-3)"
As he did in Five Little Pumpkins (1998) and Five Little Bunnies (2016), Yaccarino revisits the familiar fingerplay formula and links it to a holiday. Read full book review >
CHRISTMAS IN THE BARN by Margaret Wise Brown
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Despite these minor quibbles, a new edition of any of Brown's work is a gift worth celebrating. (Picture book/religion. 2-6)"
Brown's Nativity story, first published in 1952, is updated with new art from the illustrator of the popular Llama Llama series. Read full book review >
MY FIRST BOOK OF ANIMAL OPPOSITES by National Wildlife Federation
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Take this one to the zoo. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
Excellent nature photography, even in this small (6 inches square) board-book format, will intrigue young animal lovers. Read full book review >
CRASH! THE CAT by David McPhail
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 15, 2016

"A sadly run-of-the-mill effort from such a name as McPhail. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Crash is a feline wrecking crew! Read full book review >
YOU ARE TWO by Sara O'Leary
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 15, 2016

"Pick up a copy or two for the toddlers and toddler-fans in your life. (Picture book. 2)"
A celebration of what it is to be 2! Read full book review >
MELTDOWN! by Jill Murphy
by Jill Murphy, illustrated by Jill Murphy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A slice-of-life toddler story that squarely maintains focus on the toddler. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A parent-child power struggle at the grocery story provokes the titular meltdown. Read full book review >
GIVE AND TAKE by Lucie Félix
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Simple exercises to enhance fine-motor development and build shape recognition. (Novelty board book. 1-3)"
Placing big, die-cut geometric shapes into appropriately shaped niches reinforces several simple concepts in this minimalist import. 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 >