SLIDE AND FIND DINOSAURS by Scholastic Inc.
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"Although toddlers and preschoolers may enjoy the sliders, this book doesn't establish an impressive identity as either a counting book or a book about dinosaurs. (Board book. 2-4)"
This board book features dinosaurs, interactive sliders, and the numbers one through 10. Read full book review >
PIG THE PUG by Aaron Blabey
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"Children who love dogs will find this amusing the first time through, but the humor palls quickly. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In rhyming text, a bug-eyed pug named Pig stubbornly refuses to share with the almost equally bug-eyed Trevor, the "wiener dog" he lives with—and soon gets his comeuppance. Read full book review >

HOORAY FOR SPRING! by Chiêu Anh Urban
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"The vibrant insects and flowers do not need any help from the gimmick to bring together a colorful spring board book. (Board book. 2-4)"
Six cheerful insects in six corresponding colors celebrate spring in this board book with a color wheel. Read full book review >
PIGGY by Trevor Lai
by Trevor Lai, illustrated by Trevor Lai
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 20, 2016

"Pass on this porky paean to friendship; stick with Piggie with a side of Elephant. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Into the crowded field of porcine protagonists comes Piggy, a friendless pig who loves to read. Read full book review >
THE HELLO ATLAS by Ben Handicott
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 20, 2016

"So many different ways to say hello or to wish someone a good day, a fine meal, or a happy birthday! (Informational picture book. 7-11)"
Children around the world offer greetings and conversational overtures in over 125 languages. Read full book review >

SUPER TURBO SAVES THE DAY! by Lee Kirby
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 20, 2016

"An episodic eyeful that's abundantly cute and silly. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 5-8)"
On an otherwise quiet snow day, a group of classroom pets discovers that there is evil afoot—or rather a-paw. Read full book review >
WHEN AN ELEPHANT FALLS IN LOVE by Davide Cali
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 20, 2016

"A wry exploration of the symptoms of falling in love. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An elephant in love, it turns out, behaves an awful lot like a besotted human being. Read full book review >
EMILY DICKINSON by Emily Dickinson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 20, 2016

"This arresting edition makes for a wonderful introduction to Dickinson's poetry that's sure to captivate all ages. (introduction, glossary, notes, bibliography) (Poetry. 8-12)"
An illustrated Dickinson primer for young and old. Read full book review >
THE SNOW ANGELS' CHRISTMAS by M.J. Michaels
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 20, 2016

"This muddled effort tries hard to be cute and clever, but it doesn't stand out among the many excellent choices available for Christmas Eve reading. (Picture book/religion. 3-6)"
The Nativity story is retold from the viewpoint of helpful snowman-shaped angels. Read full book review >
BE WHO YOU ARE by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 20, 2016

"A simple spin on Parr's It's Okay to Be Different (2001) but still worth shouting from the rooftops. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A call to celebrate unique characteristics and individuality. Read full book review >
MEET CATBOY! by R.J. Cregg
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 20, 2016

"For PJ Masks fans only. (Board book. 1-3)"
The primary character of the popular preschool program gets the spotlight. Read full book review >
FISH TRICKS by Haude Levesque
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 15, 2016

"A show that is well worth the price of admission. (index, websites) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
The members of the oldest group of vertebrates on Earth have quite a few tricks up their sleeves. 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 >