THE KINGDOM REVEALED by Rob Ryan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Unfortunately, the artwork isn't enough to save this book from itself. (Illustrated fiction. 13 & up)"
A reluctant young king escapes the confines of the palace to experience life in the surrounding city. Read full book review >
MY WONDERFUL NURSERY RHYME COLLECTION by Silver Dolphin Books
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Overall, a delightful collection—priced so that it's easy to buy several to give as gifts. (Nursery rhymes. 1-4)"
Looking for an attractive compendium of nursery rhymes, songs, games, and lullabies all in one place? These 192 pages will deliver the goods, and then some. Read full book review >

IN FOCUS by Libby Walden
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A too-large scope and dull treatment scuttle this effort. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
This sturdy informational book for middle graders examines 10 areas of the natural and human worlds: ocean, homes, earth and space, landmarks, nature, everyday objects, buildings, fruits and vegetables, animals, and transportation. Read full book review >
CEMETERY JAMBOREE by Deborah Kadair Thomas
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Even New Orleanians will want to let this rest in peace. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Some historical figures' spirits gather for a Halloween gala. Read full book review >
GOODNIGHT BOB by Ann Hassett
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A sweetly simple bedtime book with a reassuring message. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A young child's bedtime anxiety is quelled as familiar friends take turns saying goodnight. Read full book review >

FUZZY, FURRY HAT by Etienne Delessert
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Younger readers will relish the merriment; older readers may find deeper meaning. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Delessert's signature surreal style is an apt accompaniment to a story inspired by Edward Lear. Read full book review >
A WITCH'S KITCHEN by Dianna Sanchez
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A moralistic story about a witch learning to be true to herself; its heart's in the right place if not its craft. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Which witch will win? Read full book review >
THE RIDDLE HORSE by Mark Summers
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A nostalgic piece that, however beautiful, seems wasted on this age group. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A nostalgic riddle: what horse is this? Read full book review >
PERIWINKLE'S JOURNEY by Judy Petersen-Fleming
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Worth a look for penguin fans. (Picture book. 3-7)"
It's a penguin family reunion in Antarctica for Crystal's birthday. Read full book review >
NATURE by Thomas Hegbrook
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A book to return to over a broad range of ages. (Picture book. 3-10)"
A set of wordless images invites browsers to wonder and speculate about the natural world. Read full book review >
WILDERNESS by Hannah Pang
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A good start for budding naturalists, leading naturally to more populous surveys such as Jinny Johnson's Atlas of Animals (2013). (Informational pop-up book. 5-7)"
A select cast of animals—many on or under flaps and shaped pages—poses in seven characteristic habitats. Read full book review >
DAY OF THE DINOSAURS by Steve Brusatte
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Unusually garish illustrations are the only mark of distinction here. (index, resource list) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
A broad gander at dinos and other toothy residents of the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods. 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 >