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 >
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 >
LOVE IS by Diane Adams
by Diane Adams, illustrated by Claire Keane
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"A pretty, hardcover greeting card. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A cute-as-a-button moppet adopts, raises, and loves a lost little duckling. 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 >

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 >
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 >
MATZAH by Allison Ofanansky
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"The combination of concise, easy-to-understand text and copious photography presents an accessible understanding of Passover and matzah. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
All about that flat, unleavened holiday food—from dough to desert. 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 >
THE PASSOVER COWBOY by Barbara Diamond Goldin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"A Seder and cowboy clothes are beautifully woven together. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Russian Jews settle in Argentina—a little-known but timely fact. Read full book review >
GRUMPY FEET by Lisa Stubbs
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Stubbs tackles an evergreen topic and does it very well. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A bear steps out of a drawing to chase away a bad mood. Read full book review >
STORM HORSE by Nick Garlick
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Overall, a solid horse book with the bonus of a male protagonist. (Historical fiction. 9-13)"
A boy in rural Holland works to keep the horse he rescued from the sea. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 20, 2017

Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But in Kathleen Kent’s new novel The Dime, her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. “Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing,” our critic writes in a starred review. “Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman.” View video >