KISS IT BETTER by Smriti Prasadam-Halls
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"While it's certainly true that kisses make most things better, most kids don't need yet another book, no matter how sweet, to tell them so. (Picture book. 2-6)"
This book extols all the wondrous things that kisses can make better. Read full book review >
LITTLE FOX, LOST by Nicole Snitselaar
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 14, 2016

"While the puffy cover seems to signal 'gift shop book' and the rather bland story does not stand out from the crowd, young ones will surely be comforted by the reuniting of Mama and Little Fox. (Picture book. 1-5)"
A Québecois import offers a cautionary wintertime tale. Read full book review >

STOWAWAY IN A SLEIGH by C. Roger Mader
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"This stowaway is here to stay as a new Christmas classic. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A larger-than-life cat's face with glowing, green eyes peeks out of a red sack on the cover of this story about a stowaway in Santa's sleigh, with those compelling eyes silently begging the reader to open the cover. Read full book review >
OLD DOG BABY BABY by Julie Fogliano
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Tender, joyous, and altogether wonderful. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Love and trust abound between a patient, old family dog and a very young baby. Read full book review >
ABC ANIMALS! by Rufus Butler Seder
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"The Scanimation entices, but it does not carry this alphabet book to fulfill its function. (Novelty board book. 2-6)"
In sturdy board-book style, this alphabet book is the latest addition to Seder's bestselling Scanimation books. Read full book review >

MUSIC IS . . . by Brandon Stosuy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Altogether, a jazzy modern romp through musical styles that really is for everyone. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
This smart board book uses contrasts to introduce musical vocabulary to potential prodigies. Read full book review >
JANE FOSTER'S BROWN BEAR COLOR BOOK by Jane Foster
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Colorful Brown Bear is a lovely addition to a handsome series, but give Stripy Tiger a pass. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
Readers explore a rainbow of colors as they search for the titular bear. Read full book review >
BABY LOVES QUARKS! by Ruth Spiro
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Really? (Board book. 2-4)"
This board book attempts to introduce babies to nuclear physics; its companion volume does the same with aerodynamics. Read full book review >
FAIRY FELICITY'S MOONLIGHT ADVENTURE by Alison Murray
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Sparkly mollusk fluid aside, expect a book that hits its own sweet spot fairy-ly well. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Surprise birthday party? Check. Fairies? Check. Inoffensive follow-the-line conceit? Check and check! Read full book review >
A NUMBER SLUMBER by Suzanne Bloom
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Count on this as a solid bedtime-book choice. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A bedtime-book/concept-book mashup for little ones. Read full book review >
STRIPES THE TIGER by Jean Leroy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"For dreamers of big dreams. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Inside every kitten is a tiger…Stripes longs to let his out! Read full book review >
OUR LITTLE DEER by Sandra Magsamen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A pleasant addition to the Christmas shelf. (Board book. 1-2) "
A little deer is loved. 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 >