CRY, HEART, BUT NEVER BREAK by Glenn Ringtved
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 12, 2016

"Gentle, wistful reading for times of imminent loss. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Death brings both loss and comfort to four children when he comes for their grandmother in this Danish import. Read full book review >
HOUSES FLOATING HOME by Einar Turkowski
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 11, 2016

"Whether readers find this book unsettling or intriguing will likely depend on the child. It certainly offers fertile ground for imaginative conversation. (Picture book. 5-9)"
This German import unfolds in dreamlike double-page spreads. Read full book review >

PARACHUTE by Danny Parker
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 11, 2016

"The very air around Toby seems to vibrate, and it's a great relief when he leaves the parachute behind; readers know there'll be plenty more adventures without it. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young boy learns to let go of the object that makes him feel safest in a picture book that effectively skews perspective to great effect (and great heights). Read full book review >
MAMMALS by Katharine Hall
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 10, 2016

"Together with its companion, strong additions to a series sure to find its way to classroom and school libraries. (Nonfiction. 4-7)"
Mammals—a perennial early-elementary topic—are presented in a new light in this latest entry in the Compare and Contrast series. Read full book review >
The Adventures of Maesee Peek by Janet Hébert
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 10, 2016

"An absolute delight, featuring a quirky, resourceful doll heroine."
In Hébert's illustrated debut children's book, a cloth doll with a special gold monocle, watch, and bustle gets lost and goes on adventures. Read full book review >

THE RELIC OF PERILOUS FALLS by Raymond Arroyo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 8, 2016

"An unhappy blend of an imitative story and mediocre writing. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
When an impulsive bet sets an ancient prophecy in motion, one boy might be all that stands between a small town and the forces of evil. Read full book review >
STRANDED ON PLANET STRIPMALL! by Tom Angleberger
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 8, 2016

"Good fun for Marvel fans. (Science fiction. 7-10)"
Origami Yoda's creator kicks off a trilogy for young readers starring two-fifths of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Read full book review >
DOROTHEA'S EYES by Barb Rosenstock
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 8, 2016

"An excellent beginner's resource for biography, U.S. history, and women's studies. (author's note, bibliography, resources, timeline) (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
This brief, illustrated biography explores how the life of pioneering photojournalist Dorothea Lange influenced her art. Read full book review >
CHUCK AND WOODCHUCK by Cece Bell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 8, 2016

"Skip—skinned knees should be the only elementary school drama. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A first-grade love story with a woodchuck as a go-between. Really. Read full book review >
DONNY'S INFERNO by P.W. Catanese
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 8, 2016

"Plentifully fueled but doesn't quite catch fire. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Rescued by an archdemon, the son of a professional hitman helps keep the underworld a more humane place. Read full book review >
YAKS YAK by Linda Sue Park
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 8, 2016

"An excellent and entertaining vocabulary builder: pair this with Betsy Rosenthal's An Ambush of Tigers, 2015, illustrated by Jago, for more clever, educational wordplay. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Park and Reinhardt present 18 animal homograph pairs that illustrate for readers what they mean. Read full book review >
MY LIFE WITH THE LIARS by Caela Carter
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 8, 2016

"A searing story with a pat though hopeful resolution. (Fiction. 9-14)"
An abused and starving child, rescued from the compound of a cult in the Arizona desert, adjusts to the outside world. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
author of SEINFELDIA
August 22, 2016

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s new bestseller Seinfeldia is the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of two guys who went out for coffee and dreamed up Seinfeld —the cultural sensation that changed television and bled into the real world. Comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld never thought anyone would watch their silly little sitcom about a New York comedian sitting around talking to his friends. NBC executives didn’t think anyone would watch either, but they bought it anyway, hiding it away in the TV dead zone of summer. But against all odds, viewers began to watch, first a few and then many, until nine years later nearly 40 million Americans were tuning in weekly. In Seinfeldia, TV historian and entertainment writer Armstrong celebrates the creators and fans of this American television phenomenon, bringing readers behind-the-scenes of the show while it was on the air and into the world of devotees for whom it never stopped being relevant, a world where the Soup Nazi still spends his days saying “No soup for you!” “Armstrong’s intimate, breezy history is full of gossipy details, show trivia, and insights into how famous episodes came to be,” our reviewer writes. “Perfect for Seinfeldians and newcomers alike.” View video >