HUSH by Surya Sajnani
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 31, 2016

"A mostly satisfying addition to the interactive board-book shelf. (Board book. 1-3)"
Simple, repetitive text, familiar sounds, and developmentally appropriate graphics characterize this simple board book for little ones. Read full book review >
FEATHERS AND HAIR, WHAT ANIMALS WEAR by Jennifer Ward
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"The artwork is spectacular, but its factual content is not so well-presented. (Informational picture book. 2-6)"
Sparse, rhyming text and lush collages impart elementary facts about different animals' body coverings. Read full book review >

TURTLE TUG TO THE RESCUE by Michael Slack
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 21, 2017

"A role model for all, levelheaded Turtle Tug keeps his cool even in times of danger. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The third installment of Slack's wildly inventive animal/rescue-vehicle hybrids (Monkey Truck, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >
THE QUEEN IS COMING TO TEA by Linda Ravin Lodding
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"A fanciful offering for those who take tea. (Picture book. 2-5)"
It's time for tea! Read full book review >
NOISY NIGHT by Mac Barnett
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"Story after story of silly surprises and sounds. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Apartment occupants crane their necks and wonder what's making all the ruckus, while readers, conveyed up from floor to floor, get a voyeuristic view inside each apartment and see exactly what's making all that noise. Read full book review >

THIS & THAT by Mem Fox
by Mem Fox, illustrated by Judy Horacek
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A master of the bedtime hush, Fox shines. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An adult mouse spins tales to lull a young mouse to sleep. Read full book review >
BLAST OFF! by Hunter Reid
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Fluorescent outer space? The series continues to be a color scheme in search of an appropriate subject. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
An extraterrestrial travels by rocket ship through a psychedelic universe. Read full book review >
BECAUSE GOD LOVES ME by Juliet Groom
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A sweet, colorful start for a Christian spiritual journey. (Board book. 2-4)"
A cheery child gives thanks to God. 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 >
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 CATBOY! by R.J. Cregg
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 20, 2016

"For PJ Masks fans only. (Board book. 1-3)"
The primary character of the popular preschool program gets the spotlight. Read full book review >
PANCAKES! by Lotta Nieminen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 24, 2016

"Real food may not be 'required,' but only the most unfeeling caregiver would fail to provide it after such an appetizing teaser. (Informational novelty. 2-4)"
With help from sliders and spinners, even the youngest sous-chefs can pretend to mix ingredients, pour batter, and dish up a yummy pancake. 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 >