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 >

POLAR BEAR ROMP! by Bonnier Publishing
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"This book has virtually nothing going for it. (Board book. 1-3)"
A polar bear looks for a friend. Read full book review >
SNOWMAN by Bonnier Publishing
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Nice enough but far from a requisite purchase. (Board book. 1-3)"
A die-cut board book with a simple presentation of the Christmas theme for the youngest ones. Read full book review >
SEEKING A SANTA by Angela DiTerlizzi
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"While nothing new, there is enough to engage celebratory tykes. (Board book. 1-3)"
Rhyming text and playful art provide a list of all the qualities that make up "a Santa." Read full book review >
GINGERBREAD FAMILY by Sophie Pryce
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A colorful and cute celebration of the winter holiday. (Board book. 1-3)"
A gingerbread family celebrates Christmas. Read full book review >
MY FIRST BOXED SET by Little Bee Books
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"This is fine for a baby shower but unsuitable for institutional settings, where the full-size versions would be a better value. (Board book. 1-3)"
Four mini board books packaged in a box with four peek-through windows are actually just smaller reprints of individual titles in the My First series, originally published in 2015. Read full book review >
COZY CHRISTMAS by Sago Mini
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A cute-enough expansion of a brand with little else going for it. (Board book. 2-4)"
The colorful critters from the popular app celebrate Christmas in a board book with tactile elements. Read full book review >
FIVE LITTLE ELVES by Dan Yaccarino
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Unlikely to become a classic. (Board book. 1-3)"
As he did in Five Little Pumpkins (1998) and Five Little Bunnies (2016), Yaccarino revisits the familiar fingerplay formula and links it to a holiday. 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 >