PRINCESSLAND by Emily Jenkins
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Although not the princess corrective some parents may wish for, the book's little lesson is one worth sharing: what's in the mind's eye is often more lavish and sweet than the real thing could possibly be. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A fantasy world of perfect princesses gives a young girl a respite from a bad mood. Read full book review >
CHEE-KEE by Sujean Rim
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A cute take on the immigrant experience that will appeal to young readers who themselves feel different. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Like many immigrants, Chee-Kee Loo the panda feels out of place when he first moves to Bearland with his family. Read full book review >

READY, SET. . .BABY! by Elizabeth Rusch
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Expect older kids to go gaga over this informative little guide. (Picture book. 4-7)"
What to expect when mommy's done expecting. Read full book review >
MRS. WHITE RABBIT by Gilles Bachelet
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 6, 2017

"Mr. White Rabbit may be about to become 'late' in more ways than one. (Picture book. 6-12, adult)"
The wife of a certain always-late rabbit is not pleased with her domestic situation. Read full book review >
MR. FUZZBUSTER KNOWS HE'S THE FAVORITE by Stacy McAnulty
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 2, 2017

"This tale of who's the preferred pet will charm animal lovers of all stripes. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Who's Lily's favorite pet? Pussycat Mr. Fuzzbuster thinks he knows. Read full book review >

A DIFFERENT KIND OF PASSOVER by Linda Leopold Strauss
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"A girl finds wonderful answers to her Passover questions in this sympathetic tale that will resonate with many families. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Passover is a time of traditional observance, but this year could be different for a young girl. Read full book review >
COUNTING COLORFUL SHAPES by Isabel Hill
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"While not a child's first counting book, it is a beautiful one and an inspiration to caregivers to help their children find shapes in their own neighborhoods. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Close-up photographs of architectural details give young readers a counting challenge. Read full book review >
A CONCERT IN THE SAND by Tami Shem-Tov
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"A solid addition to the small collection of Zionist picture books. (historical note, photographs) (Picture book. 4-7)"
A fictionalized account of the first public performance by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in 1936. Read full book review >
THE GREAT EASTER RACE! by Craig Manning
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"A sweet if slightly fluffy Easter treat with a sprinkle of kindness on top. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Familiar characters from the Sesame Street television show join a rabbit and a turtle in an Easter morning race and celebration. Read full book review >
HOW TO CATCH THE EASTER BUNNY by Adam Wallace
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"This bunny escapes all the traps but fails to find a logical plot or an emotional connection with readers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The bestselling series (How to Catch an Elf, 2016, etc.) about capturing mythical creatures continues with a story about various ways to catch the Easter Bunny as it makes its annual deliveries. Read full book review >
TAD LUCAS by Laura B. Edge
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"A different take on women's prowess and accomplishments that equine lovers will find appealing. (author's note, photograph) (Picture book/biography. 6-8)"
A daredevil woman wins fame on the 20th-century rodeo circuit. Read full book review >
MUMBO JUMBO, STAY OUT OF THE GUMBO by Johnette Downing
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"'I root for the chicken!' writes Downing. Readers with good eyesight, even carnivorous ones, will too. (glossary) (Picture book. 6-8)"
It's Fat Tuesday, and the bubbling gumbo needs some meat! Or does it? Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Yoojin Grace Wuertz
February 27, 2017

In Yoojin Grace Wuertz’s debut novel Everything Belongs to Us, the setting is Seoul in 1978. At South Korea’s top university, the nation’s best and brightest compete to join the professional elite of an authoritarian regime. Success could lead to a life of rarefied privilege and wealth; failure means being left irrevocably behind. For childhood friends Jisun and Namin, the stakes couldn’t be more different. Jisun, the daughter of a powerful business mogul, grew up on a mountainside estate with lush gardens and a dedicated chauffeur. Namin’s parents run a tented food cart from dawn to curfew; her sister works in a shoe factory. Now Jisun wants as little to do with her father’s world as possible, abandoning her schoolwork in favor of the underground activist movement, while Namin studies tirelessly in the service of one goal: to launch herself and her family out of poverty. But everything changes when Jisun and Namin meet an ambitious, charming student named Sunam, whose need to please his family has led him to a prestigious club: the Circle. Under the influence of his mentor, Juno, a manipulative social climber, Sunam becomes entangled with both women, as they all make choices that will change their lives forever. “Engrossing,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “Wuertz is an important new voice in American fiction.” View video >