BRICK BY BRICK by Giuliano Ferri
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"Touching and timely. (Board book. 2-4)"
In this story without words, a band of anthropomorphic critters finds a better use for a brick wall than the usual one. 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 >

FINGERS FOR LUNCH by Brandt Lewis
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"A silly and entertaining interactive read. (Board book. 1-3)"
A monster helps itself to readers' fingers. 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 >
THE OCEAN by Nathalie Choux
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"A decent introduction to the undersea world. (Board book. 2-4)"
A French import introduces toddlers to the seven seas. Read full book review >

SEASONS by Xavier Deneux
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"Although the touch-and-feel element is not essential, this French import is a cheery way to teach very young children about seasonal weather. (Board book. 6-18 mos.)"
A large 8-inch square trim size is put to good use to introduce the four seasons to young children in this touch-and-feel outing. Read full book review >
ON THE ROAD by Madeleine Deny
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"Toddlers will enjoy exploring vehicles and animals in this sturdy, cleverly designed volume and its companion. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
A chunky board book with layered, die-cut pages showcases various types of vehicles. Read full book review >
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 >
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 >
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 >