TOTO'S APPLE by Mathieu Lavoie
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A madcap miniodyssey sure to thrill readers. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This little worm really wants an apple. Read full book review >
THE MESSY BOOK by Maudie Powell-Tuck
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Powell-Tuck nails it: it was your fun; now it is your mess. Do the right thing, which is the doorway to more fun. (Picture book. 3-7)"
As reliable as the muezzin's call are the four words that echo in every child's ear: pick up this mess! 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 >
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 >

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 >
LEAH'S MUSTACHE PARTY by Nadia Mike
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Quirky, playful, affirming fun! (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little girl's pirate costume inspires a love of mustaches, which her mother happily indulges. Read full book review >
LIKE A BIRD by Cynthia Grady
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"An important work that gives new life to old and important songs. (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
When children see Harriet Tubman on the new U.S. postage stamp, they can learn of her legacy from this literary homage to "the Moses of her people." Read full book review >
PRESENTS THROUGH THE WINDOW by Taro Gomi
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"There's a subtle lesson here to slow down and evaluate before making a decision. But with this book, a snap judgement holds up—it's a winner. (Picture book. 2-7)"
This year Santa is in a big hurry with his Christmas Eve deliveries. In fact, he's so rushed that he is delivering packages by helicopter. Read full book review >
TICKLE MY EARS by Jörg Mühle
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Grown-ups should not be surprised if their own little ones start asking for a tickle behind the ear and a back rub as part of their own bedtime rituals. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
It's late, and Little Rabbit must go to bed, so toddlers are invited to help him settle down in this bedtime storybook. Read full book review >
POTATOES AT TURTLE ROCK by Susan Schnur
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Though atypical, this will inspire family togetherness for the holiday. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Annie and her family, introduced in Tashlich at Turtle Rock (2010), celebrate Hanukkah with an outdoor nighttime journey through the snowy woods around their small farm. Read full book review >
A HANUKKAH WITH MAZEL by Joel Edward Stein
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"An appropriately modest reminder of Hanukkah's promise and the importance of perseverance. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A poor artist, a lost and hungry cat, and a peddler are each blessed with good fortune during the week of Hanukkah. 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 >