CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 15, 2016

"What better way to make natural history slide down easily? (index) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Cusick floats a slick, select gallery of nature's spitters, nose-pickers, oozers, and slimers—most but not all nonhuman—atop nourishing globs of scientific information. Read full book review >
SEE YOU LATER, AMIGO!  by Peter Laufer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 15, 2016

"A well-meaning but flawed representation of Spanglish. (references, glossary) (Picture book. 6-8)"
Friendship and Spanglish form a loose connection in this picture book about a young Latina girl who lives on the U.S.-Mexico border. Read full book review >

SILO AND THE REBEL RAIDERS by V. Peyton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"Convincing, humorous, and appealingly odd. (Science fiction. 9-13)"
In a flooded, post-apocalyptic United Kingdom, a young boy travels from his marshlands home to the Capital to make his way in the world as a government-approved seer. Read full book review >
IRIS AND THE TIGER by Leanne Hall
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"A quirky, cleareyed enchantment. More like this, please! (Mystery. 10-14)"
A biracial (Chinese/white) Australian girl unravels art-historical and familial mysteries at a relative's estate in rural Spain. Read full book review >
THE LONELY GIANT by Sophie Ambrose
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"Sweet and effective. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little yellow bird helps a menace mend his destructive ways. Read full book review >

GOODNIGHT EVERYONE by Chris Haughton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"An infectious bedtime story, sure to prompt yawns in readers and their preschool listeners as well. (Picture book. 1-5)"
When the sun sets and all the animals are sleepy, Little Bear is still wide awake, but finally, the cub too, yawns and, after a good-night kiss from Great Big Bear, drops off to sleep. Read full book review >
CHICKEN STORY TIME by Sandy Asher
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"This book may make free-range storytimes de rigueur. (Picture book. 3-7)"
One chicken at storytime might be fun, but more than one…. Read full book review >
FIVE DAYS OF FAMOUS by Alyson Noël
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"An amusing Christmas story for preteens. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Almost 13-year-old Nick thinks that the only way he can get his dream girl is by becoming famous. Read full book review >
HEDGEHUGS AND THE HATTIEPILLAR by Steve Wilson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"A delightful way to share metamorphosis with the littlest listeners. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Hedgehog best friends Horace and Hattie are back, this time marveling at the wonder that is metamorphosis. Read full book review >
LOTUS AND FEATHER by Ji-li Jiang
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"Gracefully told and illustrated, a gentle, positive encounter with a beautiful bird in an unfamiliar world. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The rescue of a crane restores an unhappy girl as well. Read full book review >
BLUE PENGUIN by Petr Horácek
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"Sweet. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Shunned by the other penguins, the titular penguin's days are filled with loneliness and his nights with dreams. Read full book review >
THE TUNDRA TRIALS by Monica Tesler
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"By-the-numbers genre fiction. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
The series begun with Bounders (2016) continues, with a new adventure for Jasper and his friends. 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 >