THE WANT MONSTERS by Chelo Manchego
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"A child-friendly introduction to the challenging work of knowing one's mind. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The child narrator in this story has a Want Monster. Want Monsters aren't bad; everyone has one. However, this one has grown much too big. Read full book review >
DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE? by Helen Borten
Released: Feb. 16, 1959

"The simple descriptive text, coupled with the author's persuasive colored drawings, presents the world of familiar objects in its true dimension, a world of light, color, and meaningful forms, a treasure at the child's disposal."
Helen Borten, who was mentioned as one of the ten best illustrators of 1956, now combines her visual talent with a verbal one. Read full book review >

SAM SORTS by Marthe Jocelyn
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A deceptively simple, joyous introduction to set theory, with lots of other concept practice as a bonus. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Sam's got a mess, but he knows how to have fun cleaning it up: sorting it! Read full book review >
THE BLUE HOUR by Isabelle Simler
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 20, 2017

"Lovely, if poorly hung together. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A visual rhapsody in blue. 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 >
TODAY I FEEL... by Madalena Moniz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Kids are not likely to get the relationships between feelings and representations on their own, but adults may find ways to use the book to draw out their emotions. (Alphabet book. 5-8)"
An alphabet book about feelings. Read full book review >
ROBINS! by Eileen Christelow
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Anthropomorphic but basically sound and as infectious as the ubiquitous bird's own 'Cheerily-cheerily, cheerily-cheerup, cheerup!' (author's note, glossary, sources) (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
Two young robins ("robin teenagers!") chattily describe their first spring and fall. Read full book review >
PENGUIN DAY by Nic Bishop
by Nic Bishop, photographed by Nic Bishop
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"The family dynamic may seem familiar to many young readers and listeners—and the regurgitation bit should stimulate some lively audience response. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
Close-up color photos invite viewers to join a family of rockhopper penguins on its daily round. Read full book review >
THE LAND OF NOD by Robert Louis Stevenson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A warm reminder that adventures await, no further away than the nearest pillow. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A child confined indoors by an injury tumbles off to dreamland in this surreal but comforting edition of the classic short poem. Read full book review >
ABC GULLS by Beth Rand
by Beth Rand, illustrated by Beth Rand
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"Kids without a frame of reference will still get a kick out of these goofy gulls. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Take a seaside location, add a colony of gulls and the alphabet, and the result is a clever abecedary specific to Maine. 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 >
Kirkus Interview
Clinton Kelly
January 9, 2017

Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly’s memoir I Hate Everyone Except You is a candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). “A thoroughly light and entertaining memoir,” our critic writes. View video >