MUSIC IS . . . by Brandon Stosuy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Altogether, a jazzy modern romp through musical styles that really is for everyone. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
This smart board book uses contrasts to introduce musical vocabulary to potential prodigies. Read full book review >
JANE FOSTER'S BROWN BEAR COLOR BOOK by Jane Foster
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Colorful Brown Bear is a lovely addition to a handsome series, but give Stripy Tiger a pass. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
Readers explore a rainbow of colors as they search for the titular bear. Read full book review >

BABY LOVES QUARKS! by Ruth Spiro
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Really? (Board book. 2-4)"
This board book attempts to introduce babies to nuclear physics; its companion volume does the same with aerodynamics. Read full book review >
FAIRY FELICITY'S MOONLIGHT ADVENTURE by Alison Murray
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Sparkly mollusk fluid aside, expect a book that hits its own sweet spot fairy-ly well. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Surprise birthday party? Check. Fairies? Check. Inoffensive follow-the-line conceit? Check and check! Read full book review >
A NUMBER SLUMBER by Suzanne Bloom
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Count on this as a solid bedtime-book choice. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A bedtime-book/concept-book mashup for little ones. Read full book review >

STRIPES THE TIGER by Jean Leroy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"For dreamers of big dreams. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Inside every kitten is a tiger…Stripes longs to let his out! Read full book review >
OUR LITTLE DEER by Sandra Magsamen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A pleasant addition to the Christmas shelf. (Board book. 1-2) "
A little deer is loved. Read full book review >
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 20, 2017

Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But in Kathleen Kent’s new novel The Dime, her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. “Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing,” our critic writes in a starred review. “Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman.” View video >