THE ABCS OF CHRISTMAS by Jill Howarth
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A sweet but standard-issue Christmas read. (Board book. 1-3)"
Little ones are taught their ABCs with Christmas iconography. Read full book review >
TINY BLESSINGS FOR MEALTIME by Amy Parker
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A simple ode to all food has to offer. (Board book. 1-3)"
Love is where the food is. Read full book review >

YOU ARE MY MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS by Joyce Wan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A sweet and smart introduction to the Christmas holiday. (Board book. 1-2)"
The spirit of Christmas is found within. Read full book review >
THIS LITTLE EXPLORER by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Like Amelia Earhart's plane, this bare-bones rundown of history is going to fly far out of range of what is developmentally appropriate for toddlers. (Board book. 2-4)"
This "Pioneer Primer" introduces little ones to Leif Erikson, Marco Polo, Sacajwea, and more. Read full book review >
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 >
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 >