IF I COULD DRIVE, MAMA by Cari Best
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"Although Charlie seems to be calling all the shots, this is a positive nod to creative make-believe. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When a cardboard box becomes an imaginary car, Charlie takes Mama to see the town. Read full book review >
LOVE IS A TRUCK by Amy Novesky
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Truck lovers of any gender will find this title a treat, but the hyperfeminine companion is sadly restrictive. (Board book. 2-4)"
Richly textured board pages and a limited color palette distinguish this tribute to trucks. Read full book review >

THE POLAR BEAR by Jenni  Desmond
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"An uneven effort. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
In this companion to The Blue Whale (2015), Desmond introduces the polar bear's habitat, physical characteristics, life cycle, and food sources.Read full book review >
LINES, SQUIGGLES, LETTERS, WORDS by Ruth Rocha
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"This will have many children looking for meaning all around them. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A child's transition to literacy is celebrated in this Brazilian import. Read full book review >
ONE MINUTE by Somin Ahn
by Somin Ahn, illustrated by Somin Ahn
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"For very bright and thoughtful preschoolers with patient adult readers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A sliver of time seems finite and yet, when explored in depth, is filled with possibilities both good and bad. Read full book review >

THE MAGIC HAT SHOP by Sonja Wimmer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A sweet import that inspires inner strength. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Hats magically transform each person in town, giving them precisely what they need to become their best selves. Read full book review >
I DON'T WANT A RABBIT by Ingrid Prins
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Wanting. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A white child struggles to move on from the death of his pet rabbit in this Dutch import. Read full book review >
HOW TO FIND A FOX by Nilah Magruder
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Readers will want to put these instructions to use right away. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A determined child attempts to find an elusive fox and learns that perseverance is rewarded. Read full book review >
EVERY COLOR by Erin Eitter Kono
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A bit touristy and perplexing in its lesson but cheerfully enjoyable—and worth it for that northern lights spread. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A polar bears searches for colors beyond white. Read full book review >
THE CAT FROM HUNGER MOUNTAIN by Ed Young
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Young is at the height of his powers in this fable that offers a feast for the eyes, mind, and soul. A visual masterpiece. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A wealthy lord has everything, yet it's never enough until deprivation teaches him life's true riches. Read full book review >
THE PRINCESS AND THE FROGS by Veronica Bartles
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A refreshing princess book that puts kissing in its place and rejoices in childhood idylls. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Sometimes a prince is not what a princess needs. Read full book review >
MAC & CHEESE by Jaimes Proimos
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Needs more flavor. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Although their names suggest that they're an obvious pair, Mac and Cheese are an odd couple through and through. 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 >