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 >
BEACH BABY by Laurie Elmquist
Released: April 5, 2016

"A seaside bedtime idyll. (Board book. 1-3)"
A light-skinned mother and drowsy child prepare to leave the beach at the end of the day. Read full book review >

FOOD by Sterling Publishing
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"As word books go, this set offers nothing new, but the presentation is simple and attractive. (Board book. 1-3)"
Colorful photos introduce babies and toddlers to some everyday foods and clothing in this set of board books. 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 >
Kirkus Interview
Morgan Matson
July 25, 2016

The Unexpected Everything is a YA feel-good story of friendship, finding yourself, and all the joys in life that happen while you’re busy making other plans. Andie has a plan. And she always sticks to her plan. Future? A top-tier medical school. Dad? Avoid him as much as possible (which isn’t that hard considering he’s a Congressman and he’s never around). Friends? Palmer, Bri, and Toby—pretty much the most awesome people on the planet, who needs anyone else? Relationships? No one’s worth more than three weeks. So it’s no surprise that Andie’s got her summer all planned out too. Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer pre-med internship, and lands both she and Dad back in the same house together for the first time in years. Suddenly she’s doing things that aren’t Andie at all. “Romance fans will find plenty to enjoy, as Andie gradually lets down her guard and risks the messy and unpredictable wonder of first love,” our reviewer writes. “A novel best read on a lazy summer day with sand between the toes.” View video >