HICCUPS! by Holly Sterling
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2016

"No one ever enjoys this particular affliction, and it's certainly not a new literary device, but young listeners will still gleefully 'Hic! Hic!' hiccup along. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A little girl is determined to cure her dog's hiccups. Read full book review >
JANE FOSTER'S COLORS by Jane Foster
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"Lovely, modern, age-appropriate design makes this and its companions excellent choices for sharing with babies and toddlers. (Board book. 0-2)"
This sturdy, fresh, and simple board book, along with two simultaneously publishing companions, builds on Foster's earlier success (Jane Foster's 1 2 3, 2015). Read full book review >

LOOK! FISH! by Stephanie Calmenson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"A beautiful introduction to the residents of the ocean. (Board book. 2-4)"
Little readers visit the world under the sea. Read full book review >
KISS BABY'S BOO-BOO by Karen Katz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"After reading this, what grown-up will resist kissing the baby—boo-boo or not! (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Nothing works better than a "kiss kiss" on a "boo-boo" in Katz's newest entry celebrating the baby world. Read full book review >
THANK YOU! by Ethan Long
by Ethan Long, illustrated by Ethan Long
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"This is lighthearted, playful, and accessible etiquette for the youngest readers. (Board book. 2-4)"
Various animals, a toddler, and a grown-up model gratitude. Read full book review >

IT'S RAMADAN, CURIOUS GEORGE by Hena Khan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"A rudimentary introduction, with licensed characters that are just along for the ride. (Board book. 2-4)"
For one special month, George accompanies a young friend through fasts, feasts, and good works at the mosque. Read full book review >
BEACHY AND ME by Bob Staake
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"A child as bored as Pixie may read this once. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In rhyming text, the diminutive, blonde, pink-faced Pixie Picklespeare befriends a whale named Beachy. Read full book review >
ONCE I HEARD A LITTLE WOMBAT by Renée  Treml
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2016

"A passable visit to the bush. (Board book. 1-3)"
The Australian Outback springs to life. Read full book review >
USBORNE BABY'S VERY FIRST PLAYBOOK CATS & DOGS by Fiona Watt
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2016

"Put this one into the busy hands of little ones just beginning to explore books. Good for solo exploration and one-on-one sharing. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
A simple, interactive, lift-the-flap board book for babes. Read full book review >
WHO IS SMILING? by Yusuke Yonezu
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2016

"A playful romp. (Board book. 1-3)"
Die-cut holes transform shapes into smiling critters. Read full book review >
DUMP TRUCK DUCK by Megan E. Bryant
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2016

"A fine addition to the truck shelf. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Bouncy rhythms and catchy rhymes will entrance truck-loving tots as they listen to this tale of truck ducks doing their jobs. Read full book review >
OWL HOWL AND THE BLU-BLU by Paul Friester
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2016

"One wonders how much longer the forest animals will respond sympathetically to Little Owl's howls. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In her third outing (Owl Howl, 2011, etc.), Little Owl once again howls, this time in a toddler-esque fit over an escaped Blu-Blu.Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Chris Cleave
June 14, 2016

In bestseller Chris Cleave’s latest novel Everyone Brave Is Forgiven, it’s London, 1939. The day war is declared, Mary North leaves finishing school unfinished, goes straight to the War Office, and signs up. Tom Shaw decides to ignore the war—until he learns his roommate Alistair Heath has unexpectedly enlisted. Then the conflict can no longer be avoided. Young, bright, and brave, Mary is certain she’d be a marvelous spy. When she is—bewilderingly—made a teacher, she finds herself defying prejudice to protect the children her country would rather forget. Tom, meanwhile, finds that he will do anything for Mary. And when Mary and Alistair meet, it is love, as well as war, that will test them in ways they could not have imagined, entangling three lives in violence and passion, friendship and deception, inexorably shaping their hopes and dreams. “Among all the recent fictions about the war, Cleave’s miniseries of a novel is a surprising standout,” our reviewer writes, “with irresistibly engaging characters who sharply illuminate issues of class, race, and wartime morality.” View video >