HOW DO YOU SAY? / ¿CÓMO SE DICE?  by Angela Dominguez
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"This charming story is as light as air yet carries heft. (Picture book. 2-4)"
As a Spanish-speaking giraffe and an English-speaking giraffe meet, they discover friendship has no language barriers. Read full book review >
THE FIX-IT MAN by Susan Hood
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Think of it as a cautionary tale. If you can fix a chair, you can put away the skateboard. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Stuff happens. Things break, but fixing them can be as much fun as breaking them, sometimes. Read full book review >

WILLIAM HEADS TO HOLLYWOOD by Helen Hancocks
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"The cat's out of the bag, and it's no mystery that plenty of readers will enjoy this book. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A dapper dandy of the feline variety solves a crime in the land of the stars. Read full book review >
POLES APART by Jeanne Willis
by Jeanne Willis, illustrated by Jarvis
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A cheery introduction to a few major cultures across the globe, with both poles as anchors. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Taking a wrong turn on the way to a picnic results in a grand world tour in this tale of penguins who find themselves at the North Pole. Read full book review >
GARY by Leila Rudge
Kirkus Star
by Leila Rudge, illustrated by Leila Rudge
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"This convivial and gentle story about differences is a needed addition to collections about challenging the norm or upending physical expectations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A racing pigeon who can't fly dreams of travel but ultimately finds—and shares—his own way to adventure. Read full book review >

DINOSAURS DON'T HAVE BEDTIMES! by Timothy Knapman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"No, dinos don't have to do the same things that little boys do, including have any manners. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little boy intent on his dinosaur persona insists that dinosaurs don't do the things his mother wants him to do. Read full book review >
WONDERFUL WINTER by Bruce Goldstone
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Readers will be doing a snow dance and waiting for winter all the more. (Nonfiction. 5-10)"
Goldstone follows up his Awesome Autumn (2012) with a salute to all things winter. Read full book review >
5 LITTLE DUCKS by Denise Fleming
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Packed with personality and charm, these five ducklings will waddle their ways into the hearts of readers and listeners. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A traditional rhyme serves as the basis for an adaptation with an expanded worldview. Read full book review >
RHINO RUMPUS by Victoria Allenby
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 2, 2016

"A rhino-miss. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The evening and bedtime routines of three rhinos involve lots of intervention from an exasperated mother. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"The highlights of this collection are the notes and the CD itself; jazz aficionados wishing to share their enthusiasm with their children may find it a useful vehicle. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An anthology of familiar songs from the mid-20th century are gathered in a petite picture book, with illustrations, notes, and an accompanying CD. Read full book review >
THE GREAT SOCK SECRET by Susan Whelan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Like Sarah, readers will breathe a sigh of relief when her mother abandons her search for the socks—and maybe they'll start peeking around for fairies in their own homes. (Picture book. 4-8)"
If you have not seen a fairy, then you are not looking in the right place—or maybe the time isn't right and they are being warned away by a friend. Read full book review >
ONE MINUTE TILL BEDTIME by Kenn Nesbitt
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A dreamy collection of bedtime poems and witty illustrations that's anything but sleepy. (Poetry. 4-10)"
A substantial compilation of new poems for children by over 130 poets. 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 >