MELTDOWN! by Jill Murphy
by Jill Murphy, illustrated by Jill Murphy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A slice-of-life toddler story that squarely maintains focus on the toddler. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A parent-child power struggle at the grocery story provokes the titular meltdown. Read full book review >
GIVE AND TAKE by Lucie Félix
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Simple exercises to enhance fine-motor development and build shape recognition. (Novelty board book. 1-3)"
Placing big, die-cut geometric shapes into appropriately shaped niches reinforces several simple concepts in this minimalist import. Read full book review >

WHAT WILL WE CHOOSE? by Elly van der Linden
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Toddlers are better served by actual conversations. (Picture book. 2-4)"
This guessing game book has almost too many choices for young children. Read full book review >
TURN ON THE NIGHT by Geraldo Valério
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"More than a bedtime story: a treat from a masterful artist. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A little girl falls asleep—clutching her picture book and her stuffed-animal hen—and a joyous, wordless adventure unfolds. Read full book review >
THE MOON INSIDE by Sandra V. Feder
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A lovely addition to any bedtime repertoire. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A young girl's fear of the dark is quieted when she explores the night with her mother in Feder (Daisy's Big Night, 2014) and Sicuro's (Bright Sky, Starry City, 2015) first collaboration. Read full book review >

WHAT'S IN MY TRAIN? by Linda Bleck
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Confirmed train fans should check out true informational train books at 625.2; for toddlers, stick with age-appropriate classics by Donald Crews or Byron Barton. (Board book. 2-4)"
Fans of Thomas the Tank Engine may be tempted by this busy, lift-the-flap board book. Read full book review >
A HOP IS UP by Kristy Dempsey
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Engaging art and attention to cadence and rhythm should make for a read-aloud winner. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A dog and child walk around their neighborhood. Read full book review >
EAT, SLEEP, POOP by Alexandra Penfold
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Eat, sleep, poop, read. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A baby's gotta do what a baby's gotta do. Read full book review >
HOW TO BUILD A SNOW BEAR by Eric Pinder
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A pleasant choice for a cozy read though not quite as sweet as the characters' first outing. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Bear and brother, introduced in How to Share with a Bear (2015), are back. Read full book review >
HAT ON, HAT OFF by Theo Heras
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 9, 2016

"A seemingly simple story is greatly enhanced by nuanced, toddler-friendly details. (Picture book. 1-3)"
What parent or caregiver hasn't played the game of putting on and taking off a piece of clothing with a baby? Read full book review >
SOPHIE’S BIG BEEP BEEP BOOK! by DK Publishing
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Children with easily annoyed or embarrassed parents will love it. (Novelty/board book. 1-3)"
Sophie la girafe thinks it might be a good day to take a walk—but her friends have other ideas. Read full book review >
THIS LITTLE TURKEY by Aly Fronis
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A bit of a turkey itself. (Board book. 2-4)"
A board-book twist on "This Little Piggy" has turkeys making the preparations for the family feast. 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 >