FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM by J.K. Rowling
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 18, 2016

"Thin soup compared to a conventional prose narrative—but enough to carry readers along and to give them at least a sense of the characters and their milieu. (Fantasy script. 10-13)"
A handsomely packaged version of the dialogue and staging directions for the recently released film. Read full book review >
THE STEADFAST TIN SOLDIER by Hans Christian Andersen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A disturbing but, considering the storyline, entirely justified interpretation. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Relief-print illustrations in red and black give this retelling of Andersen's unhappy love story between a one-legged tin soldier and a ballerina doll a particularly dark edge. Read full book review >

HOW CITIES WORK by Jen Feroze
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Likely to prompt young city dwellers to a broader understanding of their environment. (Informational novelty book. 7-10)"
A survey of typical urban features and structures, with flaps and gatefolds offering peeks beneath the surface. Read full book review >
MAKING CANADA HOME by Susan Hughes
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"An astute educator or parent can use this book to start important conversations about Canada's history and its people. (timeline, immigration laws, statistics, further reading, glossary) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Just in time for the 150th anniversary of Canada, Hughes traces the history and impact of immigration in the country. Read full book review >
TAKE HEART, MY CHILD by Ainsley Earhardt
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"This treacle-sweet book feels like an extended greeting card. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-10)"
A mother's poem to her newborn child by Earhardt, one of FOX News Channel's co-hosts of Fox & Friends, with the assistance of Cristaldi. Read full book review >

SAFE HARBOR by C. Taylor-Butler
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A great choice for reluctant readers as well as fans of Rick Riordan and the Artemis Fowl books. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
Ben, his sister, April, and their friends Grace, Carlos, and Serise return in this sequel to The Lost Tribes (2015). Read full book review >
INTO THE LION'S DEN  by Linda Fairstein
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"This likable gumshoe follows the trail from the library lions on 42nd Street to Brooklyn Public Library's Central Building, and readers will be happy to go right along with her. (Mystery. 9-12)"
Someone is stealing rare maps from the New York Public Library, and a preteen detective is on the case. Read full book review >
THE GOBLIN CROWN by Robert Hewitt Wolfe
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A flawed but compelling series beginning. (appendices) (Fantasy. 10-16)"
Transported into an underground world of goblins, war, magic, and hybrid beasts, a trio of reluctant human heroes must brave the strange in this morally complex, action-packed fantasy epic. Read full book review >
THE BOOK OF HEROINES by Stephanie Warren Drimmer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"This may be a springboard for discussing values if nothing else. (introduction, afterword, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Women, girls, animals, and a few "Daring Dudes" from the dawn of history to the present are feted with short biographies and colorful art. Read full book review >
ALL ABOUT THAILAND by Elaine Russell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Appreciation for Thailand's heritage will quickly follow the reading of this book. (bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Detailed cultural information about a country that most people in the U.S. may only know about through its food. Read full book review >
 THE TRAITOR OF BELLTROLL by Lindsay Cummings
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Though it lacks depth, the book will connect with its audience. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Albert, Leroy, Birdie, and newcomer Holt make up Team Hydra, a young group of Balance Keepers that have been called upon to save the planet from destruction. Read full book review >
THE SEELIE KING'S WAR by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A series closer that delivers a skillful balance of action, magic, and mental conundrums. (Fantasy. 9-14)"
Book 3 of the Seelie Wars trilogy brings the series to a close. 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 >