MARY HAS A BABY by Mieke van Hooft
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"The book's charming art is hampered by the inferior translation of the text. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This Nativity story, first published in Belgium and Holland, uses rhyming verse and innovative paper-collage illustrations to present the narrative of the birth of Jesus. Read full book review >
WHAT'S IN MY TRAIN? by Linda Bleck
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Confirmed train fans should check out true informational train books at 625.2; for toddlers, stick with age-appropriate classics by Donald Crews or Byron Barton. (Board book. 2-4)"
Fans of Thomas the Tank Engine may be tempted by this busy, lift-the-flap board book. Read full book review >

MAGRITTE’S APPLE by Klaas  Verplancke
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Absurdity at its best. (biographical note, selected works) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Magritte's brand of surrealism is inherently intriguing to children; Belgian artist Verplancke builds on that interest, inventing a playful narrative that explores his compatriot's subjects and style while showcasing his own formidable talent. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Bryan makes real and palpable what chattel slavery meant and how it affected those who were enslaved; every child who studies American slavery would benefit from experiencing this historically grounded web of narratives. (author's note) (Picture book/poetry. 6-10)"
Bryan gives voices to the voiceless and presents the dreams of slaves who went to the grave without living them. Read full book review >
CINDERELLA by Chloe Perkins
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A nice but not requisite purchase. (Board book/fairy tale. 3-5)"
A retelling of the classic fairy tale in board-book format and with a Mexican setting. Read full book review >

Operation Tenley by Jennifer Gooch Hummer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"This irresistible tale about the descendants of fairies should have readers smiling from the first page to the last."
A new middle-grade fantasy series focuses on the Fair Ones, who watch over Earth children from afar. Read full book review >
KING BABY by Kate Beaton
Kirkus Star
by Kate Beaton, illustrated by Kate Beaton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Long live King and Queen Baby! (Picture book. 3-8)"
King Baby rules. Read full book review >
THE WATER PRINCESS by Susan Verde
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Though told by two outsiders to the culture, this timely and well-crafted story will educate readers on the preciousness of potable water. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An international story tackles a serious global issue with Reynolds' characteristic visual whimsy. Read full book review >
THAT RAINY DAY by F. de Sales Meyers
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"An often effective, down-home drama with memorable characters and a life lesson or two."
An idealistic girl grows up motherless and gets tested by temptation and danger in Meyers' (The Slow Creek and Other Stories, 2011) YA novel. Read full book review >
HOW THIS BOOK WAS MADE by Mac Barnett
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Too funny for its own good. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
A book tells the story of how it was made. Read full book review >
PHILIPPE THE BLACK SHEEP by Jean Dupont
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 12, 2016

"A feast of food, heart's desire, and rising to the occasion with brio and dash. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A salt marsh lamb living in the shadow of Mont Saint-Michel rebels against his destiny. Read full book review >
UNDERCOVER by Bastien Contraire
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 12, 2016

"Slow down and look! (Picture book. 3-6)"
A picture-book invitation to look carefully and observe. 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 >