MAC & CHEESE by Jaimes Proimos
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Needs more flavor. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Although their names suggest that they're an obvious pair, Mac and Cheese are an odd couple through and through. Read full book review >
THE GOBLIN CROWN by Robert Hewitt Wolfe
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A flawed but compelling series beginning. (appendices) (Fantasy. 10-16)"
Transported into an underground world of goblins, war, magic, and hybrid beasts, a trio of reluctant human heroes must brave the strange in this morally complex, action-packed fantasy epic. Read full book review >

ONE MINUTE by Somin Ahn
by Somin Ahn, illustrated by Somin Ahn
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"For very bright and thoughtful preschoolers with patient adult readers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A sliver of time seems finite and yet, when explored in depth, is filled with possibilities both good and bad. Read full book review >
EVERY COLOR by Erin Eitter Kono
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A bit touristy and perplexing in its lesson but cheerfully enjoyable—and worth it for that northern lights spread. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A polar bears searches for colors beyond white. Read full book review >
THE MAGIC HAT SHOP by Sonja Wimmer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A sweet import that inspires inner strength. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Hats magically transform each person in town, giving them precisely what they need to become their best selves. Read full book review >

TAKE HEART, MY CHILD by Ainsley Earhardt
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"This treacle-sweet book feels like an extended greeting card. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-10)"
A mother's poem to her newborn child by Earhardt, one of FOX News Channel's co-hosts of Fox & Friends, with the assistance of Cristaldi. Read full book review >
LINES, SQUIGGLES, LETTERS, WORDS by Ruth Rocha
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"This will have many children looking for meaning all around them. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A child's transition to literacy is celebrated in this Brazilian import. Read full book review >
MAKING CANADA HOME by Susan Hughes
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"An astute educator or parent can use this book to start important conversations about Canada's history and its people. (timeline, immigration laws, statistics, further reading, glossary) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Just in time for the 150th anniversary of Canada, Hughes traces the history and impact of immigration in the country. Read full book review >
THE BEAR WHO WASN'T THERE by LeUyen Pham
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Look—and laugh out loud. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Where is Bear? Here, there, anywhere? Read full book review >
THE COW SAID MEOW by John Himmelman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A menagerie of fun that readers will revisit time and time again. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A cacophony of animals sneak their way into an elderly, nearsighted white woman's home to get out of the rain, producing a funny, musical menagerie. Read full book review >
THE POLAR BEAR by Jenni  Desmond
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"An uneven effort. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
In this companion to The Blue Whale (2015), Desmond introduces the polar bear's habitat, physical characteristics, life cycle, and food sources.Read full book review >
THE STEADFAST TIN SOLDIER by Hans Christian Andersen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A disturbing but, considering the storyline, entirely justified interpretation. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Relief-print illustrations in red and black give this retelling of Andersen's unhappy love story between a one-legged tin soldier and a ballerina doll a particularly dark edge. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >