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 >
WHEN YOUR ELEPHANT COMES TO PLAY by Ale Barba
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"An excellent addition to any collection, this appealing tale is full of humor and easily extends imaginative play. (Picture book. 2-5)"
There are certain rules to keep in mind when an elephant comes to visit.... Read full book review >

PIGS AND A BLANKET by James Burks
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

" A charmer. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Two adorable Disney-esque pig siblings decide that sharing is the way to go. Read full book review >
HOW TO PEE by Todd Spector
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"A continuously clever concept that allows kids to alleviate their fears even as they relieve their bladders. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A book that's unafraid to put the fun in flushing. Read full book review >
READY FOR WEATHER by Sarah Jones
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2016

"A plainspoken and effective introduction to the spectrum of weather patterns, with color identification as a bonus. (Board book. 1-2)"
Little readers learn the value of dressing properly for various weather conditions. Read full book review >

BALL by John Hutton
by John Hutton, illustrated by Sarah Jones
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2016

"A sweet but not essential book. (Board book. 2-3)"
A whole host of children presents a whole host of balls in this new installment in the Baby Unplugged series. Read full book review >
I SEE, YOU SEE: DAY by Sandra Gross
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2016

"For a baby's first foray into books, there are far better high-contrast titles than this offering, such as Phyllis Limbacher Tildes' Baby Animals Spots & Stripes (2015) and Baby Animals Day & Night (2016). (Board book. 0-2)"
In this wordless board book, babies can explore everyday objects and scenes rendered in high-contrast black-and-white art. Read full book review >
BABY SAYS…NO! by Alisa Coburn
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2016

"Patient parents and cajoling caregivers everywhere will say yes to this one. Baby may still say no, but no matter. There's always ice cream. (Board book. 2-5)"
The baby says no to everything…except ice cream! Read full book review >
THE GIRL WITH THE PARROT ON HER HEAD by Daisy Hirst
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2016

"A salutary reminder that however devastating a loss may be, new connections are worth the risk. (Picture book. 2-5)"
"Once there was a girl with a parrot on her head." Read full book review >
CLAP, CLAP! by Madalena Matoso
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2016

"That small flaw aside, an open-and-shut winner. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A truly toddler-friendly pairing of clapping and counting. Read full book review >
WHY DO CATS HAVE TAILS? by David Ling
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2016

"Good for a nursery bedtime story with parents or grandparents. (Picture book. 2-5)"
When a young girl asks her grandfather why cats have tails, his teasing responses provoke some thoughtful replies. Read full book review >
A DOG LIKE THAT! by Janene Cooper
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2016

"Simple and emphatic—both visually and linguistically—this story of a child's unconditional love for a dog is a nice twist on the more conventional dog's-unconditional-love-for its-owner storyline. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In this picture book, an unruly dog enjoys total love even though he doesn't behave the way others think a dog should. 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 >