NORTH, SOUTH, EAST, WEST by Margaret Wise Brown
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Equal parts wistful and uplifting—a small triumph. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A previously unpublished story from the author of Goodnight Moon takes flight in this poignant, charming picture book. Read full book review >
THE RUNAWAY EGG by Katy Hudson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Being an older sibling has never been this harrowing—and hilarious. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Taking care of a younger sibling is a challenge for Chick, especially when the sibling is still in his egg. Read full book review >

OPPOSITE DAY by Nora Ericson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Silliness resolves into true affection in this airy encore. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Dill, an "odd duck," and Bizzy, a "strange bird," return following their eponymous debut to find their friendship tested as they spend a day doing everything the opposite way. Read full book review >
PLAY WITH ME! by Michelle Lee
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"A nice, gentle reminder that it takes two to make a friendship work. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Two friends with different ideas of fun find a way to play together. Read full book review >
THE STORM WHALE IN WINTER by Benji Davies
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"A meditative tale of family, friendship and warmth. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A winter tale of a boy, his dad, and a whale Read full book review >

GOOD NIGHT, BABY ANIMALS YOU'VE HAD A BUSY DAY by Karen B. Winnick
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Shared one story at a time, this book offers toddlers a first experience with 'chapters.' (Picture book. 2-4)"
In six separate sections, different baby African and/or Asian mammals spend an active day in the wild before nestling down to sleep. Read full book review >
I DO NOT LIKE AL'S HAT by Erin McGill
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Fans of quirky humor and hard-core rabbit lovers won't mind the arbitrariness of the ending, and the art is charming. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A magician's rabbit decides he's had his ears pulled one too many times. Read full book review >
HOW TO BE A BIGGER BUNNY by Florence Minor
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"A happy ending for a little bunny whose reading helps her do big things. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Book-smarts help Tickles the bunny save the day in this latest collaboration from the Minors. Read full book review >
PLANT THE TINY SEED by Christie Matheson
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Preschoolers need to learn how plants grow. This supplies the basics, but novelty (an arguably waning term for app imitators on paper) is not a substitute for compelling art. (notes) (Picture book. 2-5)"
This companion to Matheson's two previous titles featuring interactivity (Tap the Magic Tree, 2013; Touch the Brightest Star, 2015) encourages listeners to tap, press, and swipe their way through gardening. Read full book review >
MITFORD AT THE HOLLYWOOD ZOO by Donald Robertson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"A light-spirited visual romp and potential inspiration for fashion-minded youth. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Fashion's favorite giraffe comes to the rescue again. Read full book review >
OTTER LOVES EASTER! by Sam Garton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"A holiday tie-in that fails to deliver. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Garton continues his popular series about roly-poly Otter (I Am Otter, 2014, etc.) with this simple story about the joys of eating Easter candy and sharing (or not) with others. Read full book review >
BEE by Patricia Hegarty
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"There are few enough books written for very young children about honeybees that this beautiful book is worth a look. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A hexagonal, die-cut window frames a honeybee as she scouts for nectar and then informs her hive of forage. 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 >