LAUNDRY DAY by Jessixa Bagley
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"This tale of badger mischief is excellent both as a read-aloud and as a book for beginning readers. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The energetic badger boys, Tic and Tac, agree to hang laundry while Ma Badger goes to market—and Ma receives a shock when she returns. Read full book review >
PRINCESSLAND by Emily Jenkins
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Although not the princess corrective some parents may wish for, the book's little lesson is one worth sharing: what's in the mind's eye is often more lavish and sweet than the real thing could possibly be. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A fantasy world of perfect princesses gives a young girl a respite from a bad mood. Read full book review >

CHEE-KEE by Sujean Rim
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A cute take on the immigrant experience that will appeal to young readers who themselves feel different. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Like many immigrants, Chee-Kee Loo the panda feels out of place when he first moves to Bearland with his family. Read full book review >
READY, SET. . .BABY! by Elizabeth Rusch
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Expect older kids to go gaga over this informative little guide. (Picture book. 4-7)"
What to expect when mommy's done expecting. Read full book review >
MR. FUZZBUSTER KNOWS HE'S THE FAVORITE by Stacy McAnulty
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 2, 2017

"This tale of who's the preferred pet will charm animal lovers of all stripes. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Who's Lily's favorite pet? Pussycat Mr. Fuzzbuster thinks he knows. Read full book review >

A DIFFERENT KIND OF PASSOVER by Linda Leopold Strauss
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"A girl finds wonderful answers to her Passover questions in this sympathetic tale that will resonate with many families. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Passover is a time of traditional observance, but this year could be different for a young girl. Read full book review >
COUNTING COLORFUL SHAPES by Isabel Hill
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"While not a child's first counting book, it is a beautiful one and an inspiration to caregivers to help their children find shapes in their own neighborhoods. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Close-up photographs of architectural details give young readers a counting challenge. Read full book review >
LOVE IS by Diane Adams
by Diane Adams, illustrated by Claire Keane
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"A pretty, hardcover greeting card. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A cute-as-a-button moppet adopts, raises, and loves a lost little duckling. Read full book review >
A CONCERT IN THE SAND by Tami Shem-Tov
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"A solid addition to the small collection of Zionist picture books. (historical note, photographs) (Picture book. 4-7)"
A fictionalized account of the first public performance by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in 1936. Read full book review >
THE GREAT EASTER RACE! by Craig Manning
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"A sweet if slightly fluffy Easter treat with a sprinkle of kindness on top. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Familiar characters from the Sesame Street television show join a rabbit and a turtle in an Easter morning race and celebration. Read full book review >
HOW TO CATCH THE EASTER BUNNY by Adam Wallace
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"This bunny escapes all the traps but fails to find a logical plot or an emotional connection with readers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The bestselling series (How to Catch an Elf, 2016, etc.) about capturing mythical creatures continues with a story about various ways to catch the Easter Bunny as it makes its annual deliveries. Read full book review >
THE OWL AND THE LEMMING by Roselynn Akulukjuk
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"This Arctic spin on a familiar folkloric theme, while uneven, offers a glimpse of a landscape too little seen in children's books. (Picture book/folklore. 4-7)"
Pride goeth before the fall. Or, in this case, the leap. 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 >