GOOD MORNING, CITY by Pat Kiernan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A fine addition to the waking-up shelf. (Picture book. 2-6)"
What happens in the morning when children are asleep? 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 THE HEROES . . . AND THE VILLAINS, TOO! by Style Guide
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A pedantic marketing tool. (Board book. 2-4)"
This board book based on Disney's PJ Masks series has only one purpose—to sell the TV show, app, toys, action figures, and even costumes based on the stereotypical characters. Read full book review >
HOW DO YOU SAY? / ¿CÓMO SE DICE?  by Angela Dominguez
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"This charming story is as light as air yet carries heft. (Picture book. 2-4)"
As a Spanish-speaking giraffe and an English-speaking giraffe meet, they discover friendship has no language barriers. Read full book review >
5 LITTLE DUCKS by Denise Fleming
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Packed with personality and charm, these five ducklings will waddle their ways into the hearts of readers and listeners. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A traditional rhyme serves as the basis for an adaptation with an expanded worldview. Read full book review >

I AM A BABY by Kathryn Madeline Allen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Here's a book to help babies one day say 'I am a reader.' (Picture book. 6 mos.-3)"
Rhyming text paired with cheery photos of racially diverse babies creates a warm invitation to reading for little ones and their caregivers. Read full book review >
DINOSAUR RAP by John Foster
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Though the rhymes are rather weak, this book does encourage pretend play, the backmatter is enlightening, and the diversity is refreshing. (Picture book. 2-6)"
On the tail of the Rappy the Raptor books, by Dan Gutman and illustrated by Tim Bowers (2015, etc.), comes this rapping, participatory look at the dinos that lived long ago. Read full book review >
TEN LITTLE TOES, TWO SMALL FEET by Kristy Dempsey
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Ten and two don't add up to much new. (Picture book. 1-3)"
Singsong verse and cuddly illustrations of round-faced toddlers characterize this picture book. Read full book review >
THE GRIZZLY BEAR WHO LOST HIS GRRRRR! by Rob Biddulph
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"This may not be GRRRRReat, but it's pretty darned good. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Two bears vie for the title of Best Bear in the Wood in this picture book. Read full book review >
HAP-PEA ALL YEAR by Keith Baker
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"An infectious, pea-sized romp. (Picture book. 2-8)"
Having conquered the alphabet (LMNO Peas, 2010), numbers (1-2-3 Peas, 2012), and colors (Little Green Peas: A Big Book of Colors, 2014), Baker's goofy spherical seeds return to revel in the seasons and holidays in this book of months. Read full book review >
COLORS by John J. Reiss
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Basic yet striking, this book and its companions make fine additions to the ever expanding concepts bookshelf. (Board book. 1-4)"
A concept board book invites little ones to explore and name colors; companion volumes do the same for shapes and numbers. Read full book review >
MY BEST POP-UP CONSTRUCTION SITE BOOK by DK Publishing
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Despite the sound effect, an unexceptionable addition to the fleets of like fare for diapered diggers. (Pop-up informational book. 2-4)"
With an electronic rattle and roar, heavy machines dig and dump, haul and lift as an apartment building goes up. 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 >