AMAZING ANIMALS by Liza Charlesworth
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Though not a perfect offering, the 'Spin & Spot' gimmick and animal-identification game will engage most toddlers. (Board book. 2-4)"
Spin the dial to identify a variety of animals in different habitats. Read full book review >
I'M A BIG BROTHER NOW by Katura J. Hudson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2017

"There's plenty of room on the new-baby shelf for this sturdy big brother. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A little black boy revels in filling "one of the most important roles in the family"—big brother. Read full book review >

SIGHTS I LOVE TO SEE by Cheryl Willis Hudson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2017

"A bright and bubbly outing with an infectiously cheerful protagonist. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A brown-skinned girl with straight, black hair who lives in what looks to be the American Southwest lists the "wonderful sights I love to see." Read full book review >
UP! UP! UP! SKYSCRAPER by Anastasia Suen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 2, 2017

"Crisply informative. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Lucky kids don hard hats to witness the construction behind the fence. Read full book review >
BOW-WOW-MEOW by Blanca  Lacasa
by Blanca Lacasa, illustrated by Gómez
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 8, 2017

"Sweet and effective. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Fabio is not your ordinary dog. Read full book review >

OVER AND UNDER THE POND by Kate Messner
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"A magical artistic and informational world that readers will delight in visiting again and again. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
The author-illustrator team that brought readers into the garden and under the snow (Over and under the Snow, 2011, etc.) now takes them on a breathtaking journey beneath the calm waters of a pond. Read full book review >
LITTLE SISTER RABBIT GETS LOST by Ulf Nilsson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 15, 2017

"Whether read during the day or at bedtime, this consoling story of adventure, getting lost, and sibling rescue will create good feelings. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Little Sister Rabbit has some freedom, but she's not ready for total independence. Read full book review >
THE GIANT JUMPEREE by Julia Donaldson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 18, 2017

"A winner for libraries everywhere: home, public, day care, preschool, and school. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Rabbit, Cat, Bear, and Elephant are afraid of a voice coming out of Rabbit's burrow, but Mama Frog solves the mystery. Read full book review >
KITCHEN DISCO by Clare Foges
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 9, 2017

"Cute and catchy. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The banana acts as DJ for a crazy dance party that happens nightly, involving all the fruit in the kitchen. Read full book review >
THE BOOK OF MISTAKES by Corinna Luyken
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 18, 2017

"It would be a grave mistake not to pick up this picture book. (Picture book. 4-12)"
A striking debut picture book celebrates the creative process. Read full book review >
MONSTER'S NEW UNDIES by Samantha Berger
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 27, 2017

"If only every underwear shopping trip ended in such satisfaction. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When a tattered but loved pair of underwear finally falls apart, Monster must brave Undie World to find a new pair. Read full book review >
LITTLE PIG SAVES THE SHIP by David Hyde Costello
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 2, 2017

"Here's hoping Little Pig will take his time growing up and gift readers with a few more tales of being smallest. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Little Pig's still too small to do everything his brothers and sisters do…but it turns out that's not a problem. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Brad Parks
author of SAY NOTHING
March 7, 2017

In Brad Parks’ new thriller Say Nothing, judge Scott Sampson doesn’t brag about having a perfect life, but the evidence is clear: a prestigious job. A beloved family. On an ordinary Wednesday afternoon, he is about to pick up his six-year-old twins to go swimming when his wife, Alison, texts him that she’ll get the kids from school instead. It’s not until she gets home later that Scott realizes she doesn’t have the children. And she never sent the text. Then the phone rings, and every parent’s most chilling nightmare begins. A man has stolen Sam and Emma. For Scott and Alison, the kidnapper’s call is only the beginning of a twisting, gut-churning ordeal of blackmail, deceit, and terror; a high-profile trial like none the judge or his wife has ever experienced. Their marriage falters. Suspicions and long-buried jealousies rise to the surface. Fractures appear. Lies are told. “The nerve-shredding never lets up for a minute as Parks picks you up by the scruff of the neck, shakes you vigorously, and repeats over and over again till a climax so harrowing that you’ll be shaking with gratitude that it’s finally over,” our critic writes in a starred review. View video >