WHERE DID ALL THE DINOS GO? by Jim Benton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 31, 2016

"Despite the title, not a fact-based book but rather one catering to toddlers whose favorite T-shirts sport cheery, cartoon dinos. (Board book. 1-3)"
Full Review: A board-book version of a hide-and-seek game is set in a fantasy world where dinosaurs live among us. Read full book review >
LET'S HAVE A PICNIC! by Hunter Reid
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 31, 2016

"No need to go on this excursion. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A white-spotted black pup enjoys various picnic activities. Read full book review >

THE RIVER by Patricia Hegarty
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 1, 2016

"Artistry trumps technology in this introduction to fish migration and the variegated beauty on our rivers' banks. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A glimmering fish travels downriver, descending snowy mountains, rushing past lush woods and wide meadows, and out to the open sea, wriggling alongside changing flora and fauna all the while. Read full book review >
YOU BELONG HERE by M.H. Clark
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 1, 2016

"This lyrical picture book will draw readers under its soft wing, lulling children with its velveteen artwork and assured affirmations of each creature's special nook in such a spectacularly varied world. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A narrator whispers sweet assurances of belonging in the ear of a beloved, invoking animals' analogous habitats and hollows to bring the comforting ascriptions powerfully home. Read full book review >
SHAPES by Shanti Sparrow
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 1, 2016

"Simple enough for very young children but intriguing enough for older preschoolers to return to even past their board-book days; beautiful for all. (Board book. 1-4)"
Subtle elements of design are used to introduce more than just basic shapes in this sophisticated board book. Read full book review >

NURSERY RHYME CLUES AND CRIMES by Walter Foster Jr.
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 1, 2016

"Will the puzzle pieces last any longer than the thin plastic sleeves in which they're packaged? It's no mystery. (Nursery rhymes/novelty. 2-4)"
Pre-K Poirots eager to find out what happened to Humpty Dumpty, Little Miss Muffet, and other nursery-rhyme victims can literally assemble the clues in this set of jigsaw puzzles. Read full book review >
1 BIG SALAD by Juana Medina
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"From layout to text to artwork, this counting book takes 'playing with your food' to a new level. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Photographs of salad ingredients, embellished with details done in black ink, create whimsical arrays from one through 10. Read full book review >
WITH ANY LUCK I'LL DRIVE A TRUCK by David Friend
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2016

"Lucky indeed are the kids who get to indulge in this splendid little wish-fulfillment daydream. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A delightful ode to trucks goes above and beyond the usual churning, wrecking, and pounding. Read full book review >
BUSY BUILDERS, BUSY WEEK! by Jean Reidy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2016

"The lively text supports the joy, but in this case, the delight is in the details. (Picture book. 2-6)"
An animal construction crew works each day of the week to complete a fun surprise for the neighborhood. Read full book review >
STRONG AS A BEAR by Katrin Stangl
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2016

"A celebration of expression—in both senses of the word. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This German import employs fresh and familiar similes to examine the varied behaviors children exhibit throughout a day. Read full book review >
HOG IN THE FOG by Julia Copus
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2016

"Hooray for Lil and Harry. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Where is Harry the Hog? A goofy crew of animal friends sets out to find him. Read full book review >
NOW YOU SEE ME, NOW YOU DON'T by Silvia Borando
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2016

"Artistic simplicity and visual play spark unfettered fun in this charming little book. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An engaging treat for keen-eyed readers, Borando's latest wordless concept book is a visual delight. 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 >