MY WORLD by Frann Preston-Gannon
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"What a wonderful world of words and pictures. (Picture book. 6 mos.-4)"
A visual and verbal feast of a picture book. Read full book review >
WE LOVE YOU, ROSIE! by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A cozy, Rosie read. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Two black children, who could be seen as fraternal twins, lavish love on their dachshund, Rosie. Read full book review >

GOOD MORNING, SUPERMAN! by Michael Dahl
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"An excellent resource for parents attempting to wrangle their little superheroes' powers for good. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Superman greets a new day. Read full book review >
I'M BIG NOW! by Anthea Simmons
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"A warm if at times stilted celebration of all things big girl. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Rhyming text and exuberant art follow a little girl in an interracial family getting used to her status as big sister. Read full book review >
HERE YOU ARE, BABY by Miriam Hathaway
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"A gentle, hopeful collection of aspirations for a new life.(Picture book. 1-4)"
An adult bunny lovingly contemplates what life will be for a newly arrived baby. Read full book review >

A DAY WITH DOGS by Dorothée de Monfreid
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"These pooches get a lot done in a day, and toddlers who follow along will effortlessly pick up some vocabulary to boot. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A ride through Richard Scarry territory with a canine cast. Read full book review >
TIGER TIGER by Jonny Lambert
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"This is a worthy addition to the multigenerational-companionship shelf. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A sleepy, jaded old tiger is left in charge of a feisty, curious cub, who leads him a merry dance through the jungle. Read full book review >
LET'S GO TO PLAYGROUP! by Caryl Hart
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"As an aid to teach empathy and cooperation to the under-4 set, this is an excellent addition to a parent or caregiver's bookshelf. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A multiracial cast of self-directing toddlers play, problem-solve, share snacks, and yes, cry over spilt milk without any apparent adult intervention or assistance. Read full book review >
HOW DO YOU FEEL? by Rebecca Bender
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"A charming, smart, and attractive book. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A hedgehog sets out to ask how its fellow animals feel; along the way, readers will learn there is more than one meaning to the word "feel." Read full book review >
SHH! MY BROTHER'S NAPPING by Ruth Ohi
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"Families with different-aged siblings will find much to relate to and discuss in this light but observant rendering of an age-old power struggle. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A playfully oblique exposition of the perils and pitfalls of sibling rivalry. Read full book review >
GOODNIGHT, NUMBERS by Danica McKellar
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"The joys of counting combine with pretty art and homage to Goodnight Moon. (Picture book. 2-4)"
This bedtime book offers simple rhymes, celebrates the numbers one through 10, and encourages the counting of objects. Read full book review >
FEATHERS AND HAIR, WHAT ANIMALS WEAR by Jennifer Ward
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"The artwork is spectacular, but its factual content is not so well-presented. (Informational picture book. 2-6)"
Sparse, rhyming text and lush collages impart elementary facts about different animals' body coverings. 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 >