THE FRIEND SHIP by Kat Yeh
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"A sweet, simple story with a nicely offbeat heroine. (Picture book. 3-6)"
All the animals are welcome to come aboard. Read full book review >
YOGA BUNNY by Brian Russo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"This may inspire little yogis, but for accurate examples of the asanas, consult an actual instruction book. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The popularity of yoga for kids guarantees a market for this lesson book, based on the author's website of the same name. Read full book review >

THE CURIOUS FOX by Ross McDonagh
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Compassionate and imaginative (Picture book. 5-9)"
A young fox wonders how he can discover what makes him unique in this big world. Read full book review >
WHAT COLOR IS A KISS? by Rocio Bonilla
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Likely to be a kiss for artists-in-training but a miss for others. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A little girl who knows her mind when it comes to what she likes is stymied when she ponders the color of a kiss. Read full book review >
GROUNDHOG'S RUNAWAY SHADOW by David Biedrzycki
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Delightful. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A groundhog mutiny! Will Phil's shadow ever return? Read full book review >

I HEART YOU by Meg Fleming
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"The love is palpable in these pages, and adults and children will surely talk about their own ways of loving after sharing this. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Adult animals describe how they show their love for their little ones. Read full book review >
I WILL LOVE YOU ANYWAY by Mick Inkpen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"A Valentine to dogs, though the message is mixed. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Even naughty dogs who can't behave need someone to love them. Read full book review >
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT YOU? by Karen Lechelt
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Rather than building self-esteem, this book seems to be sending the troubling message that it is constructed through a child's relationships to others. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Various anthropomorphic animals share with a child what they love most about themselves. Read full book review >
LOVE YOU TOO by Alastair Heim
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"A rhyming invitation for adults and children to read together. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A daughter finishes each one of her father's sentences as the two pink pigs go through their shared day. Read full book review >
UNDER THE SEA by Paul Boston
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 5, 2016

"An invigorating wade into a range of useful skills, though the settings aren't as carefully crafted as the instructional elements. (suggested activities) (Instructional picture book. 5-7)"
Linked mazes lead young questors past math, measurement, and map-reading challenges to an undersea castle. Read full book review >
ANNO'S CHINA by Mitsumasa Anno
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"It's been a hair over two decades since a new book by Anno (Anno's Magic Seeds, 1995) last made its way to our shores; this tour, breathtaking in its own right, is therefore doubly welcome. (Picture book. 5-10)"
The Japanese master of quotidian detail takes readers up China's Yellow River in this new book, first published in Japan in 2009. Read full book review >
THE FROG AND THE BOY by Mao Xiao
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"Little ones will have fun mimicking the characters without realizing they're learning Chinese at the same time. (glossary) (Bilingual picture book. 3-8)"
Who knew a human boy and a frog could have so much in common? 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 >