MAGGIE AND MICHAEL GET DRESSED by Denise Fleming
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"The joyful celebration of common activity radiates from every page. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Michael's mother informs him that it is time to get dressed, but he has other ideas. Read full book review >
A BRAVE BEAR by Sean Taylor
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"There are lessons here to be sure, but it is a warm family story most of all. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A tiny cub tries a very big leap but learns that growing up comes with some bumps along the way. Read full book review >

NOISY PETS PEEKABOO! by Dawn Sirett
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"A colorfully rambunctious book to expand a little one's vocabulary and vocal stylings. (Board book. 1-2)"
Pets spring to life in a noisy lift-the-flap book. Read full book review >
MY FIRST HOCKEY BOOK by Sterling Publishing
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"The combination of spare text with appealing visuals makes this a great entry point into the world of hockey for eager, pint-sized participants. (Board book. 2-5)"
This hockey primer is the latest in a series of board books designed to introduce youngsters to various sports. Read full book review >
MY DYNAMITE DAD by Sterling Children's Books
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"A serviceable but uninspired salute to parenthood. (Board book. 1-2)"
A variety of little ones express love for their dads. Read full book review >

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 >
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 >