E.T.A. <i>HOFFMANN'S THE NUTCRACKER</i> by Jack Wang
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A sweet stocking stuffer. (Board book. 2-4)"
The holiday favorite gets the Cozy Classics treatment. Read full book review >
SNACK TIME by Sam Williams
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Sweet but dull. (Board book. 2-3)"
Six little animal babies spend the day at Noah's Park. Read full book review >

I'M A VETERINARIAN by Brian Biggs
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Little ones will enjoy meeting the professionals of Tinyville and seeing familiar faces across the series. (Board book. 2-4)"
A vet gives readers a first-person account of a day at the animal clinic. Read full book review >
THE MISSING BATMOBILE by DC Comics
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A pretty good start for little readers dipping their toes into the world of DC Comics. (Board book. 1-3)"
The superfriends battle the Joker. Read full book review >
THE ITSY BITSY PILGRIM by Jeffrey Burton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"This holiday ditty misses too many beats. (Board book. 2-3)"
The traditional story of the first Thanksgiving is set to the tune of "The Itsy-Bitsy Spider" and stars rodents instead of humans. Read full book review >

CITYBLOCK by Christopher Franceschelli
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Children in urban settings will recognize this city's feel, while suburban or rural children will be equally happy to join in the adventure. (Board book. 1-4)"
The latest addition to Franceschelli and Peskimo's (Dinoblock, 2015, etc.) collection of very thick board books exploits all the possibilities of the format. Read full book review >
BALLET by Sterling Publishing
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A decent starter for aspiring ballerinas and danseurs. (Board book. 1-3)"
Little readers explore the world of ballet. Read full book review >
MY DREAMS by Marie Fordacq
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Usually spot-on, this time Deneux and his collaborator have missed the mark. (Board book. 2-4)"
At night, when all is calm and quiet, a child dreams all sorts of adventures before coming home to dream some more. Read full book review >
EEK! A MOUSE SEEK-AND-PEEK BOOK by Anne-Sophie Baumann
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Bright and simple—though probably not durable enough to outlast the pleasure the OshKosh set will take in repeat tours. (Pop-up picture book. 2-5)"
In this flap-lifter's delight, a platoon of mice rummages through a house, room by room, for party supplies. Read full book review >
HAND IN HAND by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Thanks to Wells' experienced hand, this book is a fine gift for new parents. (Picture book. 2-6)"
An ode to parenting, from child to mother, starring Wells' beloved bunnies. Read full book review >
OCEAN ANIMALS FROM HEAD TO TAIL by Stacey Roderick
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"For toddlers and preschoolers, an inviting opportunity to swim into the underwater world. (Informational picture book. 2-6)"
A guessing game introduces curious ocean animals from hammerhead sharks to sea horses. Read full book review >
MOTOR MILES by John Burningham
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"No one does whimsy like Burningham; no one. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Miles, a dog, learns to drive his own car, and everything changes. 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 >