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 >
WHY CAN'T GRANDMA REMEMBER MY NAME? by Kent L. Karosen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"While purposive, a useful and even beautiful book to offer the many children whose families are affected. (Picture book. 4-10)"
In question-and-answer format, a bibliotherapeutic introduction to Alzheimer's for young children. Read full book review >

I AM A BABY by Kathryn Madeline Allen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Here's a book to help babies one day say 'I am a reader.' (Picture book. 6 mos.-3)"
Rhyming text paired with cheery photos of racially diverse babies creates a warm invitation to reading for little ones and their caregivers. Read full book review >
HIDING HEIDI by Fiona Woodcock
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A lovely, inventive take on learning to give and take, for older preschoolers and young grade schoolers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little girl has a big talent—blending into the background. Is it fun for all? Read full book review >
THE GREAT BIG BODY BOOK by Mary Hoffman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Cheerful and informative, this is a splendid introduction for humans of all shapes and sizes to share. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
What is a body? Read full book review >

A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE by Louis Thomas
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A pleasant if somewhat misleading invitation for armchair and lap-sitting travelers. (index) (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
To meet the animals who live there, a young boy travels to different habitats around the world, including his own backyard. Read full book review >
STORIES FROM THE BIBLE by Kathleen Long Bostrom
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"This beautifully illustrated collection will be useful in larger library collections and for reading aloud in Christian families and in church settings. (Religion. 5-9)"
Seventeen well-known stories from the Christian Bible are retold in contemporary language accompanied by intriguing gouache illustrations. Read full book review >
THE 50 STATES by Gabrielle Balkan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A broadly inclusive invitation to crawl over our country's history, natural and otherwise…and maybe dig a little deeper. (Novelty board book. 4-8)"
An oversized board book with an animal, vehicle, food, activity, and local celebration for each state—capped by a jigsaw-puzzle map. Read full book review >
THE BOSSIER BABY by Marla Frazee
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Someone give Frazee a raise. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A new baby sister hands the Boss Baby a demotion. Read full book review >
DINOSAUR RAP by John Foster
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Though the rhymes are rather weak, this book does encourage pretend play, the backmatter is enlightening, and the diversity is refreshing. (Picture book. 2-6)"
On the tail of the Rappy the Raptor books, by Dan Gutman and illustrated by Tim Bowers (2015, etc.), comes this rapping, participatory look at the dinos that lived long ago. Read full book review >
TEN LITTLE TOES, TWO SMALL FEET by Kristy Dempsey
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Ten and two don't add up to much new. (Picture book. 1-3)"
Singsong verse and cuddly illustrations of round-faced toddlers characterize this picture book. Read full book review >
MOMMY'S 26 CAREERS by Keegan Connor Tracy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"No matter how much women move forward, things seem to stay the same. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A mommy can be anything from an actress to a zoologist. 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 >