SAFE IN A STORM by Stephen R. Swinburne
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"From young preschoolers afraid of thunderstorms to school-aged children learning to deal with worrying aspects of the larger world, this encouraging story offers a hopeful view of the protective power of caring adults. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A soothing story follows adult animals as they protect their young and offer words of comfort during stormy times. Read full book review >
I'LL NEVER LET YOU GO by Smriti Prasadam-Halls
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"Not really high or low, this effort takes the middle road. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The theme of unconditional love, in both good and bad times, is offered in rhyme alongside pictures of loving pairs of animals. Read full book review >

THE MOUSE WHO REACHED THE SKY by Petr Horácek
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"Young listeners will delight in the gentle humor and embrace the story's warmth and mild suspense. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Together, friends can do almost anything. Read full book review >
BLUE AND OTHER COLORS by Phaidon Publishing
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 25, 2016

"An excellent read to kick-start an evolution in budding artist's minds. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
The fine art of Matisse introduces little readers to colors. Read full book review >
GROWING TOGETHER by Taro Gomi
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 25, 2016

"Strikingly illustrated and pleasingly subtle, these books will grow with their readers provided they aren't destroyed in the first few readings. (Picture book. 2-4)"
The Japanese author/illustrator of Everyone Poops returns with a quartet of gerunds. Read full book review >

ANIMAL TALK by Cynthia Weill
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 23, 2016

"A beautiful, playful, childcentric approach to language learning—and if it spawns conversations about dialects, so much the better. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Continuing her First Concepts in Mexican Folk Art series, Weill presents 15 animals and their sounds in both English and Spanish, accompanied by models crafted by Fuentes and Broa. Read full book review >
IN THE ANTARCTIC by Ella Bailey
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"An appealing introduction to Antarctica that appropriately fosters a child's sense of wonder without adding a layer of worry about its future. (Informational picture book. 2-5)"
After a last breakfast with her parents on a frozen coast, a young Adélie penguin spends a long summer feeding in the cold ocean, followed by an even longer dark winter resting on the ice until the sun rises the following spring. Read full book review >
THE BEST DAYS ARE DOG DAYS by Aaron Meshon
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"When the duo brush their teeth, the spread has just two words in gigantic type: 'MINTY! / BEEFY!' That sums it up: a dog story with a fresh approach and something with solid flavor to chew on. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A French bulldog narrates a simple but charming story about the activities of his day with a parallel look at similar behavior by his human companion, Sis. Read full book review >
MY HOUSE by Byron Barton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"The targeted diaperati will likely be similarly enervated by this bland open house. (Picture book. 1-3)"
A ginger cat introduces young viewers to his personal house and world. Read full book review >
MAGGIE AND MICHAEL GET DRESSED by Denise Fleming
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"The joyful celebration of common activity radiates from every page. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Michael's mother informs him that it is time to get dressed, but he has other ideas. Read full book review >
A BRAVE BEAR by Sean Taylor
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"There are lessons here to be sure, but it is a warm family story most of all. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A tiny cub tries a very big leap but learns that growing up comes with some bumps along the way. Read full book review >
BEACH BABY by Laurie Elmquist
Released: April 5, 2016

"A seaside bedtime idyll. (Board book. 1-3)"
A light-skinned mother and drowsy child prepare to leave the beach at the end of the day. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Morgan Matson
July 25, 2016

From Morgan Matson, the bestselling author of Since You’ve Been Gone, comes The Unexpected Everything, a feel-good YA novel of friendship, finding yourself, and all the joys in life that happen while you’re busy making other plans. Andie has a plan. And she always sticks to her plan. Future? A top-tier medical school. Dad? Avoid him as much as possible (which isn’t that hard considering he’s a Congressman and he’s never around). Friends? Palmer, Bri, and Toby—pretty much the most awesome people on the planet, who needs anyone else? Relationships? No one’s worth more than three weeks. So it’s no surprise that Andie’s got her summer all planned out too. Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer pre-med internship, and lands both she and Dad back in the same house together for the first time in years. Suddenly she’s doing things that aren’t Andie at all. “Romance fans will find plenty to enjoy, as Andie gradually lets down her guard and risks the messy and unpredictable wonder of first love,” our reviewer writes. “A novel best read on a lazy summer day with sand between the toes.” View video >