WHEN YOUR ELEPHANT COMES TO PLAY by Ale Barba
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"An excellent addition to any collection, this appealing tale is full of humor and easily extends imaginative play. (Picture book. 2-5)"
There are certain rules to keep in mind when an elephant comes to visit.... Read full book review >
PIGS AND A BLANKET by James Burks
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

" A charmer. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Two adorable Disney-esque pig siblings decide that sharing is the way to go. Read full book review >

HOW TO PEE by Todd Spector
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"A continuously clever concept that allows kids to alleviate their fears even as they relieve their bladders. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A book that's unafraid to put the fun in flushing. Read full book review >
BABY SAYS…NO! by Alisa Coburn
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2016

"Patient parents and cajoling caregivers everywhere will say yes to this one. Baby may still say no, but no matter. There's always ice cream. (Board book. 2-5)"
The baby says no to everything…except ice cream! Read full book review >
THE GIRL WITH THE PARROT ON HER HEAD by Daisy Hirst
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2016

"A salutary reminder that however devastating a loss may be, new connections are worth the risk. (Picture book. 2-5)"
"Once there was a girl with a parrot on her head." Read full book review >

CLAP, CLAP! by Madalena Matoso
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2016

"That small flaw aside, an open-and-shut winner. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A truly toddler-friendly pairing of clapping and counting. Read full book review >
WHY DO CATS HAVE TAILS? by David Ling
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2016

"Good for a nursery bedtime story with parents or grandparents. (Picture book. 2-5)"
When a young girl asks her grandfather why cats have tails, his teasing responses provoke some thoughtful replies. Read full book review >
A DOG LIKE THAT! by Janene Cooper
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2016

"Simple and emphatic—both visually and linguistically—this story of a child's unconditional love for a dog is a nice twist on the more conventional dog's-unconditional-love-for its-owner storyline. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In this picture book, an unruly dog enjoys total love even though he doesn't behave the way others think a dog should. Read full book review >
ONE FINE SHABBAT by Chris Barash
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2016

"A fine if not deathless choice for Shabbat reading. (Board book. 2-4)"
A Jewish family celebrates the Sabbath. Read full book review >
PLAYGROUND by Mies van Hout
Kirkus Star
by Mies van Hout, illustrated by Mies van Hout, translated by Ineke Lenting
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2016

"Thrilling. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A playful book about play. Read full book review >
MY ANIMALS by Xavier Deneux
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2016

"In one word: perfect. (Board book. 0-2)"
Some well-known animals are introduced to the littlest readers. Read full book review >
MY WORLD MY WORDS by Marie Fordacq
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2016

"A pleasing addition to the toddler word-book collection. (Board book. 1-3)"
This sweet board book introduces readers to Bobby, an anthropomorphized little animal, and his toddler world. 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 >