CHARLES DICKENS'S GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Jack Wang
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 8, 2016

"There is no question that the book is an attractive novelty, but, as with others in its series, it will serve its audience better as a teething toy than a gateway to literacy. (Board book. 1-3)"
The Dickens classic, reduced to 12 words and illustrated with felt dolls. Read full book review >
PEPPA PIG AND THE YEAR OF FAMILY FUN by Candlewick Press
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 8, 2016

"Even confirmed Peppa fans aren't likely to love this one. Stick with Maisy's Seasons (2011). (Pop-up picture book. 2-4)"
From seed planting in spring to a mud bath the following spring, Peppa and her rotund family roll through the four seasons. Read full book review >

TINY BLESSINGS FOR BEDTIME by Amy Parker
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 8, 2016

"Whether used as beginning prayers or to teach an attitude of gratitude, this lovely title and its companion do their parts to start mindfulness in the cradle. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
Thick pages, a padded cover, and simple text ensure that this board book will survive a toddler's daily mindfulness practice. Read full book review >
THE OPPOSITE ZOO by Il Sung Na
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 8, 2016

"A beautiful treatment of a familiar subject that repays close looking again and again. (Picture book. 2-4)"
In exploring the concept of opposites at a zoo in nighttime, Na also explores a looser look than in many of his earlier books. Read full book review >
WILD BACKYARD by Kate Riggs
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 8, 2016

"Young children will be captivated by the exceptional illustrations but not much more. (Board book. 2-4)"
Well-known backyard animals and their immediate surroundings are represented in this beautifully illustrated board book. Read full book review >

TO THE RESCUE! by Kate Riggs
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 8, 2016

"This book needs a rescue of its own. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
A board-book survey of rescue vehicles. Read full book review >
WAKE UP, WEATHER by Rita Marshall
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 8, 2016

"Young children preferring a light touch will enjoy this one, others can look elsewhere. (Board book. 2-4)"
A frog experiences different kinds of weather in this sweetly illustrated board book. Read full book review >
WEATHER by Jill McDonald
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 8, 2016

"While McDonald's art is delightful and the Hello, World! series appears to be promising, she should stick to topics that are close to home. (Board book. 2-4)"
Two youngsters learn about weather and the clothing it requires in this simple introduction that launches the Hello, World! series. Read full book review >
WHERE'S THE ELEPHANT? by Barroux
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 8, 2016

"Unique. (Picture book. 2-7)"
This almost-wordless picture book uses a familiar format to teach about deforestation and habitat loss. Read full book review >
MAISY GOES TO LONDON by Lucy Cousins
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 8, 2016

"As a visit with Maisy goes, it's a typically colorful day, but readers should be aware they'll have to mind the gaps. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Maisy the mouse and her pals visit London. Read full book review >
BYE-BYE BINKY by Maria van Lieshout
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 8, 2016

"Simple words and big concepts will make this a godsend to parents at their wit's end. (Picture book. 2-4)"
This book seeks to use the power of persuasion to vanquish that most formidable of opponents: toddlers. Read full book review >
THE VERY COLD, FREEZING, NO-NUMBERS DAY by Ashley Sorenson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 8, 2016

"Though the hortatory text is a bit much, the illustrations make this book one worth counting. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Numbers are trapped in ice and must be rescued from a frozen fate in a counting book that encourages interaction with each page. 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 >