MRS. RAVENBACH'S WAY by William M. Akers
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 8, 2016

"An edgy, subversive revenge fantasy in which kids speak truth to power. (Fiction. 9-11)"
A tyrannical fourth-grade teacher wreaks havoc in a young boy's life, until a day of reckoning changes everything. Read full book review >
AMONG A THOUSAND FIREFLIES by Helen Frost
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 8, 2016

"Another thrilling collaboration, showing children of all ages that even Earth's littlest creatures long for connection. (Picture book. 2-8)"
A luminous glimpse into the magical realm of fireflies. Read full book review >

SPACE BOY AND THE SPACE PIRATE by Dian Curtis Regan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 8, 2016

"Intergalactic derring-do, and home just in time for supper. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Rescue plans go seriously awry when a space pirate's captive shows no intention of leaving. Read full book review >
WITHERING-BY-SEA by Judith Rossell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 8, 2016

"The conclusion clearly sets up a sequel, and readers will clamor for it. (Adventure. 9-12)"
A young orphan finds friends and begins to unravel the mysteries of her family at a gloomy Victorian resort. Read full book review >
MAYBE A FOX by Kathi Appelt
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 8, 2016

"Intriguing as a story of connection to the animal world and, for perceptive readers, filled with solace. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
A fox kit born with a deep spiritual connection to a rural Vermont legend has a special bond with 11-year-old Jules. Read full book review >

GRETCHEN OVER THE BEACH by R.W. Alley
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 8, 2016

"A quiet summer picture book to share with the young ones, one of a seasonal quartet featuring Gretchen and her siblings. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A young girl escapes her reality and immerses herself in her imagination in this summery tale. Read full book review >
CLARK IN THE DEEP SEA by R.W. Alley
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 8, 2016

"A pleasant-enough tale about sibling interactions and escapism. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The power of imagination brings four white siblings together when a rainy spring day strands them on their porch. Read full book review >
THE WRONG SIDE OF THE BED by Lisa M. Bakos
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 8, 2016

"While this certainly does not compare to Alexander's epically bad day, Lucy's may make some readers smile. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A menagerie of mayhem-causing animals causes Lucy to have a very bad day. Read full book review >
THE SECRET SUBWAY by Shana Corey
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 8, 2016

"Absolutely wonderful in every way. (author's note, bibliography, Web resources) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
A long-forgotten chapter in New York City history is brilliantly illuminated. Read full book review >
FEARLESS FLYER by Heather Lang
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 8, 2016

"A well-crafted tribute to a fascinating aviation pioneer. (author's note, photographs, bibliography, collections and exhibits, websites, source notes) (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
Lang's portrait commemorates the centennial of Ruth Law's record-breaking flight from Chicago to New York. Read full book review >
EVERY BREATH WE TAKE by Maya Ajmera
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 8, 2016

"A prettily packaged bit of environmentalism for the youngest readers from a writing team of children's health advocates. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
Sentences of large-print text and colorful stock photographs move from the ubiquity of air to pollution to fighting pollution. Read full book review >
WHO WOKE THE BABY? by Jane Clarke
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 8, 2016

"A playful anti-bedtime book—and a whimsically literal introduction to the 'butterfly effect.' (Picture book. 3-5)"
Cumulative verse and bold art define this picture book. 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 >