SPUNKY LITTLE MONKEY by Bill Martin Jr.
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Great for storytime or for little monkeys who need encouragement to run around. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Every little monkey needs to get up and move! Read full book review >
AND I HAVE YOU by Maggie Smith
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Very sweet but not particularly fresh. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A celebration of the mother-child bond. Read full book review >

A GREYHOUND, A GROUNDHOG by Emily Jenkins
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"This delightful story is a feast for the eyes and ears, and it will hold up well to repeated demands from eager young listeners. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Friendship blossoms between canine and rodent in this paean to the sheer joy of being alive. Read full book review >
HUSH by Surya Sajnani
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 31, 2016

"A mostly satisfying addition to the interactive board-book shelf. (Board book. 1-3)"
Simple, repetitive text, familiar sounds, and developmentally appropriate graphics characterize this simple board book for little ones. Read full book review >
FARM by Surya Sajnani
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 31, 2016

"A fun choice to promote dexterity and animal recognition. (Board book. 2-3)"
Little fingers can slide three vertical panels to reveal the black-and-white images of common farm animals. Read full book review >

TRUCKS by Scholastic Inc.
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"An excellent introduction to an evergreen topic. (Board book. 9-18 mos.)"
Little ones learn about trucks. Read full book review >
SLIDE AND FIND DINOSAURS by Scholastic Inc.
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"Although toddlers and preschoolers may enjoy the sliders, this book doesn't establish an impressive identity as either a counting book or a book about dinosaurs. (Board book. 2-4)"
This board book features dinosaurs, interactive sliders, and the numbers one through 10. Read full book review >
HOORAY FOR SPRING! by Chiêu Anh Urban
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"The vibrant insects and flowers do not need any help from the gimmick to bring together a colorful spring board book. (Board book. 2-4)"
Six cheerful insects in six corresponding colors celebrate spring in this board book with a color wheel. Read full book review >
MEET CATBOY! by R.J. Cregg
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 20, 2016

"For PJ Masks fans only. (Board book. 1-3)"
The primary character of the popular preschool program gets the spotlight. Read full book review >
GOODNIGHT EVERYONE by Chris Haughton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"An infectious bedtime story, sure to prompt yawns in readers and their preschool listeners as well. (Picture book. 1-5)"
When the sun sets and all the animals are sleepy, Little Bear is still wide awake, but finally, the cub too, yawns and, after a good-night kiss from Great Big Bear, drops off to sleep. Read full book review >
VALENTINE'S SHAPES by Barbara Barbieri McGrath
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Simple and amiable. (Board book. 1-4)"
Readers experience the sharing of gifts and treats on Valentine's Day. Read full book review >
THE FOURTH BONNIEST BABY IN DUNDEE by Michelle Sloan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"He truly might be the bonniest baby in Dundee, or in any town. (Picture book. 2-8)"
Take one proud big sister, mix in the love of all the grannies in town and a baby beauty contest, and you have the fixings for a jolly read-aloud. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Laini Taylor
March 27, 2017

In bestselling YA writer Laini Taylor’s new fantasy novel, Strange the Dreamer, the dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever. What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving? “Lovers of intricate worldbuilding and feverish romance will find this enthralling,” our critic writes. View video >