LET'S BAKE A CAKE! by Anne-Sophie Baumann
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2016

"Future chefs may enjoy flicking the moving parts back and forth, but only grown-ups who know their ways around a cookbook are going to get a passable sponge cake from this. (carrying handle) (Novelty. 2-4)"
Sturdy sliders invite budding bakers to measure out flour and sugar, mix ingredients, and decorate a four-egg "let's pretend cake!" Read full book review >
THE ANIMALS' ARK by Marianne Dubuc
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2016

"Sail past this one. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Mr. Noah uses his boat to rescue an assembly of animals stranded on an island by floodwaters. Read full book review >

MR. KING'S MACHINE by Geneviève Côté
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2016

"Environmentalism for the nursery. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Mr. King—a vaguely lion-ish animal who stands upright—builds and uses an invention that harms his ecosystem in several ways. He quickly agrees with his friends' concerns and creates another that is beloved by all. Read full book review >
THE ANTS GO MARCHING by Priscilla Burris
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 29, 2016

"A picnic with marching, singing, and counting equals fun for toddlers. (Board book. 1-3)"
March along with these cheerful ants, but wait—are they stealing the picnic or rescuing it from the rain? Read full book review >
MAGGIE AND WENDEL by Cori Doerrfeld
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 22, 2016

"A playful addition to the siblings-at-play shelf. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Two anthropomorphized elephants play pretend in three minichapters. Read full book review >

SPLASH! by Nick Ackland
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 15, 2016

"A nifty book for tots who love baths and puddles, though it will not itself stand up to a dunking. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Little readers explore the world of water. Read full book review >
YOU ARE ONE by Sara O'Leary
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 15, 2016

"Much better books fill the baby-to-toddler shelves. (Picture book. 0-3)"
O'Leary celebrates the many things a child has learned how to do over the course of the first year of life in this first of a three-part series. Read full book review >
ELEPHANTS by Rebecca Glaser
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 15, 2016

"Little animal lovers will enjoy gazing at the photographs while learning a little bit about these creatures' real lives and behaviors. (Board book. 2-3)"
This brief photographic nonfiction offering introduces little ones to the many uses of an elephant's trunk. Read full book review >
THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN WHO LIVED IN A SHOE by Jane Cabrera
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 15, 2016

"Welcome to a new Old Woman and her little ones, too. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A mostly new take on a very old rhyme. Read full book review >
SURPRISE IN THE MEADOW by Anna Vojtech
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 15, 2016

"Sweet but also nourishing. (Informational picture book. 2-7)"
A chipmunk watches a sunflower grow, from seed to seed dispersal. Read full book review >
I'LL CATCH YOU IF YOU FALL by Mark Sperring
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 15, 2016

"This sentimental story of a return voyage carries an important message—let's all take care of one another. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A little boy on a perilous adventure at sea needs someone to see him safely home. Read full book review >
BLANCHE HATES THE NIGHT by Sibylle Delacroix
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 15, 2016

"Sparkling with clarity and replete with gentle humor, this straightforward selection is an excellent choice for lulling active toddlers off to sleep. (Picture book. 2-4) "
What to do when you aren't ready for sleep? Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fernanda Santos
author of THE FIRE LINE
May 17, 2016

When a bolt of lightning ignited a hilltop in the sleepy town of Yarnell, Arizona, in June 2013, setting off a blaze that would grow into one of the deadliest fires in American history, the 20 men who made up the Granite Mountain Hotshots sprang into action. New York Times writer Fernanda Santos’ debut book The Fire Line is the story of the fire and the Hotshots’ attempts to extinguish it. An elite crew trained to combat the most challenging wildfires, the Hotshots were a ragtag family, crisscrossing the American West and wherever else the fires took them. There's Eric Marsh, their devoted and demanding superintendent who turned his own personal demons into lessons he used to mold, train and guide his crew; Jesse Steed, their captain, a former Marine, a beast on the fire line and a family man who wasn’t afraid to say “I love you” to the firemen he led; Andrew Ashcraft, a team leader still in his 20s who struggled to balance his love for his beautiful wife and four children and his passion for fighting wildfires. We see this band of brothers at work, at play and at home, until a fire that burned in their own backyards leads to a national tragedy. View video >