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 >
CHARLES DICKENS'S GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Jack Wang
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 8, 2016

"There is no question that the book is an attractive novelty, but, as with others in its series, it will serve its audience better as a teething toy than a gateway to literacy. (Board book. 1-3)"
The Dickens classic, reduced to 12 words and illustrated with felt dolls. Read full book review >
PEPPA PIG AND THE YEAR OF FAMILY FUN by Candlewick Press
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 8, 2016

"Even confirmed Peppa fans aren't likely to love this one. Stick with Maisy's Seasons (2011). (Pop-up picture book. 2-4)"
From seed planting in spring to a mud bath the following spring, Peppa and her rotund family roll through the four seasons. 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 >