ZOO DAY by Anne Rockwell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Following on Library Day (2016), this is a lovely addition to the creators' series on first experiences. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A little boy visits the zoo for the first time and is enthralled by all its wonders. Read full book review >
WHEN YOU'RE FEELING SICK by Coy Bowles
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Skip this in favor of some chicken soup. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
The guitarist and organist for the Zac Brown Band outlines what to do and not do when you are feeling sick. Read full book review >

CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"A comprehensive treasury of memories, verbal art, and play. (notes, bibliography, index) (Folklore. 1-10)"
An ebullient collection of African-American playtime lore, traced to its sources. Read full book review >
RUNAWAY BOOGER by Matt Richtel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Gourmets of all things gross will sniff at this. (Picture book. 6-8)"
While Mom's away, Dad and the kids will play. Read full book review >
RABBIT MAGIC by Meg McLaren
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"A study in leporine whimsy with lingering poignance. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A magic show turns upside down in McLaren's delightful backstage romp. Read full book review >

THE SUNDOWN KID by Barbara Bietz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 5, 2017

"Welcoming guests and even strangers to the dinner table is part of the Shabbat ritual, and it's celebrated nicely here. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
After moving to a town in the Old West, a young, white Jewish boy and his parents find celebrating Shabbat to be a lonely tradition. Read full book review >
THIS OR THAT? by Brandon T. Snider
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"This is Book 1. One is more than enough for just about anybody, but Book 2 is available for the very, very avid. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
A compendium of silly, gross, or otherwise oddball dilemmas to solve. Read full book review >
WHAT IS THE PRESIDENT'S JOB? by Allison Singer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A sunny opener for more-nuanced overviews like Judith St. George and David Small's classic So You Want to Be President (2000) or the newest edition of Eyewitness: Presidents (2017). (index, reading guide for parents) (Informational early reader. 6-8)"
A starter volume for newly independent readers curious about what presidents of the U.S. are supposed to do. Read full book review >
DELIVERY by Aaron Meshon
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Whimsical delight. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A box of cookies travels from the kitchen where they're made to a destination across the universe. Read full book review >
HEART TO HEART by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Rebuses get a text update for a modern love note. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Ehlert combines her iconic cut-paper images of fruits and vegetables with some text-speak to create a rebus story for Valentine's Day. Read full book review >
QUEEN DOG by Bridget Heos
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"This offers lots of commercial appeal with a clever text, polished illustrations, a princess in pink, and a cuddly-cute dog, but the overall effort is forgettable. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A coddled French bulldog rules her household like a queen until a baby arrives in the family. Read full book review >
THE OWL AND THE PUSSY-CAT by Edward Lear
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"An endearing version that appeals to children and adults alike. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Edward Lear's famous lovers sail away for a year and a day in this lushly illustrated picture-book edition. 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 >