ONE TO TEN by Carole P. Roman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 30, 2016

"An engaging work that offers its young target audience a healthy tool for responding to emotionally challenging predicaments."
When a squirrel cries over her lost hoard of acorns, she eventually lessens her disappointment by adjusting her attitude in this picture book. Read full book review >
RIKKI & THE ROCKET TWINS DISCOVER THE SOLAR SYSTEM by Kneko Burney
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 13, 2016

"A fun, whimsically illustrated book about space exploration that's definitely worth adding to classroom and school libraries."
A young astronaut and her toy friends go on a dream-time adventure in this children's tale by debut author Burney with illustrations by De La Roche and Williams Sticka.Read full book review >

KIMMY'S MARVELOUS WIND-CATCHING WONDER by Linda Glaser
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 11, 2017

"An upbeat esteem booster and discussion starter. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The eponymous wonder is a rather mundane paper kite, created and eventually flown by Kimmy, a young brown-skinned girl with two long, black braids. Read full book review >
I LIKE, I DON'T LIKE by Anna Baccelliere
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 6, 2017

"A hard, heartfelt read. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A picture-book effort to raise consciousness in privileged readers about child labor and poverty. Read full book review >
TEDDY THE DOG by Keri Claiborne Boyle
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 25, 2017

"Readers may find themselves scratching their heads. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Teddy the dog decides to compete in a dog show. Read full book review >

WONDERS OF THE USA by Carron Brown
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"Anemic selections of basic facts paired to a visual trick that is only fitfully exploited with imagination. (Informational novelty. 7-9)"
A "whistle-stop" tour of natural, historical, and cultural marvels, from Denali to the Everglades, the Golden Gate Bridge to Mardi Gras. Read full book review >
SYDNEY MACKENZIE KNOCKS 'EM DEAD by Cindy Callaghan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"A deeply flawed story of hidden history literally buried within a small white town. (author's note, recipes) (Mystery. 9-13)"
A haunted house helps Sydney make friends in a new community. Read full book review >
THE GOLEM OF PRAGUE by Irène  Cohen-Janca
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"Strange and powerful. (glossary) (Picture book. 10-12)"
A dark, mystical tale raised from ancient Jewish folklore tells of a young boy and his encounter with a golem in this picture book for older readers. Read full book review >
THE FLEATASTICS by Lisa Desimini
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 4, 2017

"Kids enjoying the intricate visuals won't worry that the story doesn't make much sense. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It's "the greatest show on dogs!" Read full book review >
MAGIC IN THE CITY by Heather Dyer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 4, 2017

"A satisfying, old-fashioned-feeling magical adventure. (Fantasy. 7-11)"
Eleven-year-old Jake and 6-year-old Simon, Canadian brothers, acquire three magic objects that enable them to help themselves and several other people. Read full book review >
ARMSTRONG & CHARLIE by Steven B. Frank
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"Unforgettable, well-drawn titular characters are the heart of this deeply moving and laugh-out-loud funny story about family, friendship, integrity, and navigating differences. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Two sixth-grade boys from different worlds are brought together by school desegregation in 1970s Los Angeles. Read full book review >
PRINCESS SOPHIE AND THE SIX SWANS by The Brothers Grimm
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2017

"A charming adaptation with a solid moral and a heroine whom little girls and boys can look up to. (Picture book/fairy tale. 4-8)"
When her six brothers are turned into swans by their wicked stepmother, Princess Sophie must endure physical and emotional trials to save them in this warmly illustrated version of the classic fairy tale. 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 >