LITTLE CHICKIES / LOS POLLITOS by Susie Jaramillo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"A thoroughly engaging, ingeniously designed Latino celebration. (Board book. 1-5)"
A concertina-style board book features the Spanish nursery rhyme "Los pollitos dicen" on one side and an English translation on the other. Read full book review >
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 >

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 >
SHAPES by Fleur Star
Kirkus Star
by Fleur Star, illustrated by Jemma Westing
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"A winning series that is truly for all board-book readers and their grown-ups. (Board book. 2-4)"
DK presents a concept book with tactile elements accompanied by print and Braille text. Read full book review >
CARS GO by Steve Light
Kirkus Star
by Steve Light, illustrated by Steve Light
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"Make some vroom for this one on your shelves. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
In his fifth vehicular exploration, Light brings eight cars to life with dynamic visuals and playful onomatopoeia. 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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
OLD MACDONALD HAD A TRUCK by Steve Goetz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"Loads of infectious fun make this a read-aloud treat. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A barnyard frolic puts a new spin on a favorite interactive song. Read full book review >
INTO THE SNOW by Yuki Kaneko
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 27, 2016

"Thrillingly cozy. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A child narrates a day spent playing in the snow in this collaboration between a Japanese-American author and Japanese illustrator. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Frances Stroh
author of BEER MONEY
May 6, 2016

Frances Stroh’s earliest memories are ones of great privilege: shopping trips to London and New York, lunches served by black-tied waiters at the Regency Hotel, and a house filled with precious antiques, which she was forbidden to touch. Established in Detroit in 1850, by 1984 the Stroh Brewing Company had become the largest private beer fortune in America and a brand emblematic of the American dream itself; while Stroh was coming of age, the Stroh family fortune was estimated to be worth $700 million. But behind the beautiful façade lay a crumbling foundation. As their fortune dissolved in little over a decade, the family was torn apart internally by divorce and one family member's drug bust; disagreements over the management of the business; and disputes over the remaining money they possessed. “The author’s family might have successfully burned through a massive fortune, but they squandered a lot more than that,” our reviewer writes about Stroh’s debut memoir, Beer Money. “A sorrowful, eye-opening examination of familial dysfunction.” View video >