ISLAND OF EXILES by Erica Cameron
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A fresh, original series starter, bolstered by a dynamic protagonist and a welcome sense of depth."
Cameron (Assassins: Nemesis, 2017, etc.) tells a YA fantasy tale about a "nyshin"—a warrior, mage, and hunter—on a desert island rife with danger.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 >
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 >

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 >
RULERS OF THE PLAYGROUND by Joseph Kuefler
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 18, 2017

"Winning satire for the jungle-gym set. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Two children vie for playground domination. Read full book review >
NORTON AND ALPHA by Kristyna Litten
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"A quietly amusing fable that highlights the importance of nature in a mechanical world. (Picture book. 4-7)"
What is that strange red object sticking up out of the ground? Read full book review >
YOU ARE THREE by Sara O'Leary
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 15, 2017

"Three cheers for 3: hip-hip hooray! (Picture book. 2-4)"
O'Leary and Klassen's third installment in their picture-book series about early childhood ages and stages is every bit as delightful as its predecessors, You Are One and You Are Two (both 2016). Read full book review >
APARTMENT 1986 by Lisa Papademetriou
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 11, 2017

"As it moves beyond First World problems, this coming-of-age novel reaches a satisfying depth of character and theme. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Seventh-grader Callie is a VERY DEEP philosopher, intent on designing her own positive slogan for mugs and T-shirts. 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 >