MY BEST POP-UP CONSTRUCTION SITE BOOK by DK Publishing
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Despite the sound effect, an unexceptionable addition to the fleets of like fare for diapered diggers. (Pop-up informational book. 2-4)"
With an electronic rattle and roar, heavy machines dig and dump, haul and lift as an apartment building goes up. Read full book review >
NANETTE'S BAGUETTE by Mo Willems
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Laugh-out-loud fun for all. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Hilarious complications ensue when Nanette's mom gives her the responsibility of buying the family baguette. Read full book review >

MY NAME IS JAMES MADISON HEMINGS by Jonah Winter
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"The strength of this telling is the way it encourages readers to empathize with Madison's plight, making it a solid entry in that class of picture books tackling tough topics. (Picture book. 5-9)"
The life of James Madison Hemings, believed by most scholars to be one of several children Thomas Jefferson had with enslaved Sally Hemings, is imagined in this picture book of historical fiction. Read full book review >
LITTLE PENGUINS by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A very warm and satisfying bedtime book and a paean to penguins and winter delights. (Picture book. 1-5)"
"Winter is here." Read full book review >
PIGLOO by Anne Marie Pace
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"This wintery pig tale is cute but possibly not cute enough. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This little pig went exploring. Read full book review >

FOX AND THE JUMPING CONTEST by Corey R. Tabor
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Kids may want to have jumping contests of their own after reading this—just omit jetpacks. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A trickster jumps on a sneaky scheme to best all others in a contest. Read full book review >
LOST AND FOUND by Barbara McClintock
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A pleasurable way to explore China, complete with insightful author's notes for each locale in the backmatter. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Sometime around the turn of the 20th century, two white French children, Adèle and Simon, journey throughout historical China with their photographer uncle, Sidney. Read full book review >
THE SHADY TREE by Demi
by Demi, illustrated by Demi
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"An oversimplified tale of greed and generosity. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A poor boy tricks a rich one into selling the shade of his tree. Read full book review >
TOMO EXPLORES THE WORLD by Trevor Lai
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Well-intentioned but inconsistent, the story starts off strong but loses steam. (Picture book. 4-8)"
On an island "far to the north," protagonist Tomo does not like to eat fish, nor does he plan to become a fisherman like the other men and boys of the village. Read full book review >
PENGUINS LOVE COLORS by Sarah Aspinall
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"An adequate color and flowers concept book with an exuberant cast of characters. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Using six baby penguins covered in paint, Aspinall introduces colors and flowers in this bright-eyed book. Read full book review >
I'LL WAIT, MR. PANDA by Steve Antony
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Certainly young readers will find Mr. Panda funny, will be tickled at the hyperbole, and may find the idea of a huge doughnut delectable to contemplate while waiting for their own surprises. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A penguin is rewarded for patience. Read full book review >
PUSH! DIG! SCOOP! by Rhonda Gowler Greene
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Painless counting practice for construction-truck fans. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Anthropomorphic mother and father construction trucks teach their young ones how to do their jobs in this counting book/singalong. 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 >