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 >
JINJA'S SURPRISE! by Sago Mini
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Fans should stick with the apps; others needn't bother. (Board book. 2-3)"
In a narrative spinoff of the Sago Mini app suite, five animal pals enlist the help of readers to keep their surprise-party preparations a secret from Jinja the cat. Read full book review >
CHRISTMAS IN THE BARN by Margaret Wise Brown
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Despite these minor quibbles, a new edition of any of Brown's work is a gift worth celebrating. (Picture book/religion. 2-6)"
Brown's Nativity story, first published in 1952, is updated with new art from the illustrator of the popular Llama Llama series. Read full book review >

MY FIRST BOOK OF ANIMAL OPPOSITES by National Wildlife Federation
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Take this one to the zoo. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
Excellent nature photography, even in this small (6 inches square) board-book format, will intrigue young animal lovers. Read full book review >
PIP THE GNOME AND THE CHRISTMAS TREE by Admar Kwant
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 16, 2016

"Despite the book's treatment of relative size, it is a lovely Christmas tale focusing on the simple joys of the season; the holiday's commercial aspects are refreshingly absent. (Board book. 2-3) "
A gnome works with three forest critters to gather some DIY Christmas ornaments. Read full book review >
CRASH! THE CAT by David McPhail
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 15, 2016

"A sadly run-of-the-mill effort from such a name as McPhail. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Crash is a feline wrecking crew! Read full book review >
YOU ARE TWO by Sara O'Leary
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 15, 2016

"Pick up a copy or two for the toddlers and toddler-fans in your life. (Picture book. 2)"
A celebration of what it is to be 2! Read full book review >
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 >
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 >