SHH! MY BROTHER'S NAPPING by Ruth Ohi
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"Families with different-aged siblings will find much to relate to and discuss in this light but observant rendering of an age-old power struggle. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A playfully oblique exposition of the perils and pitfalls of sibling rivalry. Read full book review >
SMELL MY ELEPHANT by Tina Ballon DeBord
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2017

"Toddlers may identify with Fletcher's devotion to Elephant, but far more engaging stuffed-friend tales abound. Try them first. (Picture book. 2-5)"
What does Fletcher's elephant smell like? Read full book review >

DEEP IN THE FOREST by Josef Antòn
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"A pleaser for younger lovers of animals and visual puzzles alike. (visual index) (Board book. 2-5)"
In a series of forest scenes, dozens of animals hiding within foliage, in treetops, underwater, and belowground challenge sharp-eyed viewers to pick them out. Read full book review >
TRIANGLE by Mac Barnett
by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"Children will be intrigued by the fairy-tale quality of this narrative and may enjoy debating the motivations of its peculiar characters. (Picture book. 2-4)"
The pairing of Barnett's deceptively simple, tongue-in-cheek text with Klassen's iconic splattered and stenciled watercolor and digital illustrations in earth tones makes for a unique approach to exploring shapes. Read full book review >
YOU ARE THREE by Sara O'Leary
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 15, 2017

"Three cheers for 3: hip-hip hooray! (Picture book. 2-4)"
O'Leary and Klassen's third installment in their picture-book series about early childhood ages and stages is every bit as delightful as its predecessors, You Are One and You Are Two (both 2016). Read full book review >

WILL YOU HELP DOUG FIND HIS DOG? by Jane Caston
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2017

"Lively interactive fun. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A small boy loses his dog—and readers help him find it. Read full book review >
GIRL POWER! by DC Comics
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A decent introduction to the characters, but diversity remains a problem. And give Supergirl some pants! (Board book. 2-3)"
DC Comics' superwomen fight the good fight. Read full book review >
THE CAT BOOK by Silvia Borando
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 25, 2017

"Interactive fun best enjoyed one-on-one. (Picture book. 2-6)"
What's it like to own a pet? Read full book review >
SHINE! by Patrick McDonnell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 4, 2017

"There's no place like home, even underwater, though the eventual happiness here seems more dictated than organic. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A sea creature yearns to live in the sky. Read full book review >
DOZY BEAR AND THE SECRET OF SLEEP by Katie Blackburn
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"Just as purposive as the runaway bestseller but significantly more palatable. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Following on the unearned success of Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin's The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep (2015), a slightly more artful take on the same relaxation techniques. Read full book review >
COUNTING COLORFUL SHAPES by Isabel Hill
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"While not a child's first counting book, it is a beautiful one and an inspiration to caregivers to help their children find shapes in their own neighborhoods. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Close-up photographs of architectural details give young readers a counting challenge. Read full book review >
THE TREE by Neal Layton
by Neal Layton, illustrated by Neal Layton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A feather-light tribute to finding common ground—or make that common air space. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A tree in a deep rural clearing proves to be a small village in jeopardy. 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 >