THERE IS A TRIBE OF KIDS by Lane Smith
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"Smith soars in this earnest, meditative work about longing, the joy of interaction, and family. Absolutely radiant. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A lone child explores the natural world and its many animal tribes, collective noun by collective noun, ultimately finding a place of belonging. Read full book review >
SWING SIDEWAYS by Nanci Turner Steveson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"Too much telling, not enough truth. (Fiction. 8-12)"
An anxious girl makes a mysterious summer friendship in this middle-grade debut. Read full book review >

WOLF CAMP by Andrea Zuill
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"This debut picture book will delight more than dog lovers. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Homer, a goggle-eyed, middle-size houndish-looking canine, yearns to go to Wolf Camp, a place "Where every dog can live as a wolf—for an entire week!" Read full book review >
ONE DAY IN THE EUCALYPTUS, EUCALYPTUS TREE by Daniel Bernstrom
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"Marvelous fun. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A dark-skinned "boy with a whirly-twirly toy" skips through the forest, unaware of the snake lurking in the eucalyptus tree. Read full book review >
THE FIREFLY CODE by Megan Frazer Blakemore
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"Less stark than The Giver (1993), this welcome addition to the dystopic utopia genre is a young cousin of Ally Condie's Matched (2010) and Mary Pearson's The Adoration of Jenna Fox (2008). (Science fiction. 9-12)"
A girl realizes her suburban, corporate-run utopia has dark underpinnings. Read full book review >

ADA'S VIOLIN by Susan Hood
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"Pair with the suggested video links to experience the music of a remarkable, resilient cultural community. (author's note, websites, videos, quotation sources, photographs) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Hood presents the story of a Paraguayan youth orchestra whose instruments are fashioned from garbage collected in the local landfill. Read full book review >
A FIRE TRUCK NAMED RED by Randall de Sève
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"Staake and de Sève are a perfect match in this intergenerational tale that puts value on experience, memories, and time spent together. An absolute delight. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When Rowan receives his grandfather's toy fire truck, he learns to see beauty—and adventure—in the old. Read full book review >
THE PARENT AGENCY by David Baddiel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"Personal development, Three Stooges style. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
The hazards of wish fulfillment come, as usual, home to roost when young Barry gets a chance to replace his parents with a new set. Read full book review >
SNAIL AND SLUG by Denys Cazet
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"The beginning of a beautiful gastropod friendship; similar to watching the protagonists in action in real life. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A snail with a Tardis-like shell proves that her heart is just as big. Read full book review >
WORLDS EXPLODE by Shane Hegarty
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"Start with the first (because it's so much fun) and finish anticipating the next. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Last of the Legend Hunters, Finn may be doomed to destroy two worlds—or just to wear a kitty T-shirt for eternity. Read full book review >
AN AFTER BEDTIME STORY by Shoham Smith
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"A delightful tale for young readers who don't want to go to bed. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Much to their parents' dismay, two siblings crash an adults-only party. Read full book review >
SCUBA DOG by Ann Marie Stephens
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"Sweet, uneven, and slight. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A dog finds a friend in an unlikely place. Can a dog and a whale be friends? Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >