LET'S BAKE A CAKE! by Anne-Sophie Baumann
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2016

"Future chefs may enjoy flicking the moving parts back and forth, but only grown-ups who know their ways around a cookbook are going to get a passable sponge cake from this. (carrying handle) (Novelty. 2-4)"
Sturdy sliders invite budding bakers to measure out flour and sugar, mix ingredients, and decorate a four-egg "let's pretend cake!" Read full book review >
THE ANIMALS' ARK by Marianne Dubuc
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2016

"Sail past this one. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Mr. Noah uses his boat to rescue an assembly of animals stranded on an island by floodwaters. 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 >
THE ANTS GO MARCHING by Priscilla Burris
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 29, 2016

"A picnic with marching, singing, and counting equals fun for toddlers. (Board book. 1-3)"
March along with these cheerful ants, but wait—are they stealing the picnic or rescuing it from the rain? Read full book review >
MAGGIE AND WENDEL by Cori Doerrfeld
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 22, 2016

"A playful addition to the siblings-at-play shelf. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Two anthropomorphized elephants play pretend in three minichapters. Read full book review >

SPLASH! by Nick Ackland
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 15, 2016

"A nifty book for tots who love baths and puddles, though it will not itself stand up to a dunking. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Little readers explore the world of water. Read full book review >
YOU ARE ONE by Sara O'Leary
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 15, 2016

"Much better books fill the baby-to-toddler shelves. (Picture book. 0-3)"
O'Leary celebrates the many things a child has learned how to do over the course of the first year of life in this first of a three-part series. Read full book review >
ELEPHANTS by Rebecca Glaser
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 15, 2016

"Little animal lovers will enjoy gazing at the photographs while learning a little bit about these creatures' real lives and behaviors. (Board book. 2-3)"
This brief photographic nonfiction offering introduces little ones to the many uses of an elephant's trunk. Read full book review >
THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN WHO LIVED IN A SHOE by Jane Cabrera
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 15, 2016

"Welcome to a new Old Woman and her little ones, too. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A mostly new take on a very old rhyme. Read full book review >
SURPRISE IN THE MEADOW by Anna Vojtech
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 15, 2016

"Sweet but also nourishing. (Informational picture book. 2-7)"
A chipmunk watches a sunflower grow, from seed to seed dispersal. Read full book review >
I'LL CATCH YOU IF YOU FALL by Mark Sperring
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 15, 2016

"This sentimental story of a return voyage carries an important message—let's all take care of one another. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A little boy on a perilous adventure at sea needs someone to see him safely home. 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 >
Kirkus Interview
Emma Straub
author of MODERN LOVERS
May 30, 2016

In Emma Straub’s new novel Modern Lovers, friends and former college bandmates Elizabeth and Andrew and Zoe have watched one another marry, buy real estate, and start businesses and families, all while trying to hold on to the identities of their youth. But nothing ages them like having to suddenly pass the torch (of sexuality, independence, and the ineffable alchemy of cool) to their own offspring. Back in the band’s heyday, Elizabeth put on a snarl over her Midwestern smile, Andrew let his unwashed hair grow past his chin, and Zoe was the lesbian all the straight women wanted to sleep with. Now nearing fifty, they all live within shouting distance in the same neighborhood deep in gentrified Brooklyn, and the trappings of the adult world seem to have arrived with ease. But the summer that their children reach maturity (and start sleeping together), the fabric of the adult lives suddenly begins to unravel, and the secrets and revelations that are finally let loose—about themselves, and about the famous fourth band member who soared and fell without them—can never be reclaimed. “Straub’s characters are a quirky and interesting bunch, well aware of their own good fortune, and it’s a pleasure spending time with them in leafy Ditmas Park,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >