MY SNOW GLOBE by Megan E. Bryant
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"The text's repeated invitation to shake this fake snow globe will frustrate 21st-century children, who expect more from interactive books. (Board book. 2-4)"
This board book offers sturdy pages that can be handled more roughly than the breakable knickknack it tries to emulate. Read full book review >
THE MOUSE AND THE MOON by Gabriel Alborozo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A quiet friendship story reminiscent of Kevin Henkes' Kitten's First Full Moon (2004) but not quite so satisfying. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A lonely "little mouse" whose only friend is the moon finds a kindred spirit. Read full book review >

HUNGRY BIRD by Jeremy Tankard
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A delightful romp. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Bird's animal friends are patient, generous, and seemingly used to his endless complaints from previous outings in Grumpy Bird, (2007) and Boo Hoo Bird (2010). Read full book review >
BUDDY'S BEDTIME BATTERY by Christina Geist
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Searchers of progressive muscle-relaxation books for children will find this choice interesting, but readers after robot fare should look elsewhere. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Imagination and progressive relaxation are the key to powering down little Buddy, the boy "robot." Read full book review >
RESCUE SQUAD NO. 9 by Mike Austin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"'Hooray! Hooray!' (Picture book. 2-5)"
Following Fire Engine No. 9 (2015), Austin looks at maritime emergency vehicles. Read full book review >

HOP ALONG BOO, TIME FOR BED by Mandy Sutcliffe
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A snooze. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A lullaby sends Belle and her stuffed bunny, Boo, off to sleep. Read full book review >
OSKAR LOVES... by Britta Teckentrup
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 25, 2016

"A not entirely one-dimensional corvine bliss-out. (Picture book. 2-4)"
There isn't anything that Oskar, a small bird, doesn't love. How about you? Read full book review >
POLAR BEAR ROMP! by Bonnier Publishing
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"This book has virtually nothing going for it. (Board book. 1-3)"
A polar bear looks for a friend. Read full book review >
SNOWMAN by Bonnier Publishing
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Nice enough but far from a requisite purchase. (Board book. 1-3)"
A die-cut board book with a simple presentation of the Christmas theme for the youngest ones. Read full book review >
SEEKING A SANTA by Angela DiTerlizzi
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"While nothing new, there is enough to engage celebratory tykes. (Board book. 1-3)"
Rhyming text and playful art provide a list of all the qualities that make up "a Santa." Read full book review >
GINGERBREAD FAMILY by Sophie Pryce
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A colorful and cute celebration of the winter holiday. (Board book. 1-3)"
A gingerbread family celebrates Christmas. Read full book review >
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Yoojin Grace Wuertz
February 27, 2017

In Yoojin Grace Wuertz’s debut novel Everything Belongs to Us, the setting is Seoul in 1978. At South Korea’s top university, the nation’s best and brightest compete to join the professional elite of an authoritarian regime. Success could lead to a life of rarefied privilege and wealth; failure means being left irrevocably behind. For childhood friends Jisun and Namin, the stakes couldn’t be more different. Jisun, the daughter of a powerful business mogul, grew up on a mountainside estate with lush gardens and a dedicated chauffeur. Namin’s parents run a tented food cart from dawn to curfew; her sister works in a shoe factory. Now Jisun wants as little to do with her father’s world as possible, abandoning her schoolwork in favor of the underground activist movement, while Namin studies tirelessly in the service of one goal: to launch herself and her family out of poverty. But everything changes when Jisun and Namin meet an ambitious, charming student named Sunam, whose need to please his family has led him to a prestigious club: the Circle. Under the influence of his mentor, Juno, a manipulative social climber, Sunam becomes entangled with both women, as they all make choices that will change their lives forever. “Engrossing,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “Wuertz is an important new voice in American fiction.” View video >