THE GOLDEN KEY by George MacDonald
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A Victorian-era artifact, available today in collections of the author's works and served only partially, at best, by these new illustrations. (Illustrated short story. 9-11, adult)"
Scratchboard illustrations add atmospheric notes to MacDonald's enigmatic tale of two children who grow old and then young again as they journey through magical lands. 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 >

BATTLE FOR <i>THE KNOTTY LIST</i> by Michael G. Lewis
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Alas and alack—no buried treasure here. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The kidnapping of one of Santa's elves results in mutiny by the pirate crew of a ship called the Knotty List. Read full book review >
CODY AND GRANDPA'S CHRISTMAS TRADITION by Gary Metivier
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A thoughtful story marred by inconsistent illustrations. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
A white boy named Cody helps his military-veteran grandfather cope with memories of a long-ago Christmas in Vietnam as they start a new holiday tradition. 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 >
THE ULTIMATE BOOK OF SPACE by Anne-Sophie Baumann
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A launch-pad fizzle. (Informational pop-up picture book. 7-9)"
Flaps and pull-tabs in assorted astro-scenes reveal several wonders of the universe as well as inside glimpses of observatories, rockets, a space suit, and the International Space Station. Read full book review >
PEEKABOO! ON THE FARM! by Cocoretto
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Add this and its companions to the ever expanding animal board-book shelf. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Through the unfailingly delightful game of "peekaboo," babies and toddlers are introduced to a series of animals in this book and its companions. Read full book review >
ANIMAL BABIES ON THE MOUNTAIN! by Julia Groves
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Readers hoping to share beautiful, age-appropriate images and accurate terminology should look no further than this book and its companions, bracing antidotes to the cuteness that floods the board-book shelves. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Animals that inhabit a mountain biome are introduced in this simple board book, one of four. Read full book review >
THAT'S NOT MY BADGER... by Fiona Watt
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"An appealing book that marries search-and-find with touch-and-feel for the littlest readers. (Board book. 6-12 mos.)"
A little mouse goes in search of its friend. Read full book review >
WHY CRY? by Yusuke Yonezu
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Sure to encourage toddlers to smile. (Board book. 1-2)"
Die-cut, wide-open crying mouths build up to a happy surprise at the end. 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 >