ROLY POLY LOOKS FOR SANTA CLAUS by Nosy Crow
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Not a timeless classic but a sturdy introduction to the holiday fun. (Board book. 1-3)"
Another board book designed to prime toddlers for Santa's annual appearance. Read full book review >
MY SNOW GLOBE by Megan E. Bryant
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"The text's repeated invitation to shake this fake snow globe will frustrate 21st-century children, who expect more from interactive books. (Board book. 2-4)"
This board book offers sturdy pages that can be handled more roughly than the breakable knickknack it tries to emulate. Read full book review >

THE MOUSE AND THE MOON by Gabriel Alborozo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A quiet friendship story reminiscent of Kevin Henkes' Kitten's First Full Moon (2004) but not quite so satisfying. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A lonely "little mouse" whose only friend is the moon finds a kindred spirit. Read full book review >
HUNGRY BIRD by Jeremy Tankard
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A delightful romp. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Bird's animal friends are patient, generous, and seemingly used to his endless complaints from previous outings in Grumpy Bird, (2007) and Boo Hoo Bird (2010). Read full book review >
BUDDY'S BEDTIME BATTERY by Christina Geist
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Searchers of progressive muscle-relaxation books for children will find this choice interesting, but readers after robot fare should look elsewhere. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Imagination and progressive relaxation are the key to powering down little Buddy, the boy "robot." Read full book review >

RESCUE SQUAD NO. 9 by Mike Austin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"'Hooray! Hooray!' (Picture book. 2-5)"
Following Fire Engine No. 9 (2015), Austin looks at maritime emergency vehicles. Read full book review >
HOP ALONG BOO, TIME FOR BED by Mandy Sutcliffe
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A snooze. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A lullaby sends Belle and her stuffed bunny, Boo, off to sleep. Read full book review >
OSKAR LOVES... by Britta Teckentrup
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 25, 2016

"A not entirely one-dimensional corvine bliss-out. (Picture book. 2-4)"
There isn't anything that Oskar, a small bird, doesn't love. How about you? Read full book review >
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 >
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 >