PICKING TURNIPS by Xu Zhou
by Xu Zhou, illustrated by Xu Zhou, translated by Adam Lanphier
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"An ambitious but not entirely successful reboot of a familiar favorite. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little mouse's "uncle's uncle's uncle" is the source of a lightly fractured version of Tolstoy's "The Gigantic Turnip." Read full book review >
BUDDY IS SO ANNOYING by Wenzheng Fu
by Wenzheng Fu, illustrated by Wenzheng Fu, translated by Adam Lanphier
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"Visually appealing and wryly amusing. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A tale of best friends, one a human child and one a very anthropomorphized boar named Buddy. Read full book review >

I WANT THAT LOVE by Tatsuya Miyanishi
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"Only the coldblooded will fail to be moved by this poignant story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Innocent trust turns a domineering bully into a caring protector who makes the ultimate sacrifice in this prehistoric tale of personal growth. Read full book review >
KAMIK JOINS THE PACK by Darryl Baker
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"A keen introduction to a way of being in the world. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The fundamentals of dog sledding emerge in this story of two youngsters, one a boy and the other a dog, eager to join the team and run. Read full book review >
THE FOURTH BONNIEST BABY IN DUNDEE by Michelle Sloan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"He truly might be the bonniest baby in Dundee, or in any town. (Picture book. 2-8)"
Take one proud big sister, mix in the love of all the grannies in town and a baby beauty contest, and you have the fixings for a jolly read-aloud. Read full book review >

POPO'S LUCKY CHINESE NEW YEAR by Virginia Loh-Hagen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"One of the best of its genre; attractive and informative, and a must for the growing Chinese New Year shelf. (Picture book. 4-8)"
PoPo helps her granddaughter learn Chinese New Year traditions in this intergenerational celebration of family and culture. Read full book review >
ONE CHEETAH, ONE CHERRY by Jackie Morris
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"The aesthetic pleasures are very strong, but one-on-one adult guidance will be necessary to help young mathematicians make sense of these complex images. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Exquisite watercolor-and-gold-leaf paintings of animals and objects that look as if they tumbled out of medieval illuminated manuscripts distinguish this counting book. Read full book review >
LOOK UP by Ruth A.  Musgrave
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"A solid introduction to things seen above. (Board book. 1-3)"
Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! A plane! And lots of other things! Read full book review >
SWIMMING WITH SHARKS by Heather Lang
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"A clear, well-organized presentation likely to make readers and listeners want to know more about the 'Shark Lady' and her favorite creatures. (more about sharks, selected sources) (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Fascinated with sharks from childhood, Eugenie Clark spent a lifetime researching these "magnificent and misunderstood" creatures. Read full book review >
THE NIAN MONSTER by Andrea Wang
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"Ai ya—not the happiest New Year tale. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little girl in Shanghai outwits a Lunar New Year monster. Read full book review >
SCRIBBLE AND AUTHOR by Miri Leshem-Pelly
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"Vivid, offbeat, and instructive. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An unseen author guides a scribble through the elements of story creation. Read full book review >
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT YOU by Susan Farrington
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"This could be a conversation starter about the manifestation of love between an adult-child reading pair…once they've parsed the attention-getting artwork. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Farrington's picture-book debut looks at all the things an adult caregiver loves about a child. 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 >