AMONG A THOUSAND FIREFLIES by Helen Frost
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 8, 2016

"Another thrilling collaboration, showing children of all ages that even Earth's littlest creatures long for connection. (Picture book. 2-8)"
A luminous glimpse into the magical realm of fireflies. Read full book review >
TEN KISSES FOR SOPHIE by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 8, 2016

"A successful counting book whose celebration of intergenerational relationships sets it apart. (Picture book. 2-5)"
It's party planning time, and Sophie happily makes chocolate kisses for the guests—but will there be enough? Once again, Granny saves the day in this heartfelt counting tale. Read full book review >

GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS by Charlotte Ferrier
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"An interpretation that's notable more for its materials than its content. (Board book. 1-2)"
An abbreviated version of the classic home-invasion tale, with die-cut windows and press-out figures. Read full book review >
WHAT NOISE DOES A COW MAKE? by Nick Ackland
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"Still, the simplicity and brevity of this one combined with its cheerful illustrations make it a good choice for lapsit storytimes or sharing with babies and toddlers one-on-one. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
A short, simple board book introduces animals and their sounds. Read full book review >
WOLF CRUNCH! by Bonnier Publishing
Released: March 1, 2016

"Big on gimmick, slight on story. (Board book. 2-4)"
Youngsters pull a tab to manipulate a wolf cub's mandible. Read full book review >

FINDING FIRST WORDS AND MORE! by Libby Walden
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"A colorful and informative expansion of a little babbler's vocabulary. (Board book. 1-3)"
Little readers learn loads of words. Read full book review >
BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON by Stephanie Shaw
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"A winsome addition to the bedtime-storybook stack. (Board book. 1-3)"
A little fawn is coaxed into bed. Read full book review >
MY FIRST BIBLE STORIES by Little Tiger Press
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"Adult readers wishing to familiarize children with some of the Christian Bible stories will find greater satisfaction looking elsewhere. (Board book/religion. 2-4)"
Nine stories taken from both the Old Testament and the New Testament are introduced to the youngest readers in this board book. Read full book review >
HELLO BABY! by Tiger Tales
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"An acceptably simple confection, about as necessary for a baby as candy. (Board book. 1-3)"
Lion's fabric mane on the cover promises excitement within. Read full book review >
BIG FISH LITTLE FISH by Jonathan Litton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"A fishy tale that doesn't quite swim in the crowded sea of concept books. (Board book. 2-4)"
A mix of marine-life fact and fiction introduces opposites. Read full book review >
I LOVE MY DADDY by Jonathan Litton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"It's a cute idea and an obvious choice for a nice Mother's or Father's Day present for new parents, but neither title is memorable enough to become a storytime staple. (Board book. 1-3)"
Dads are given gold stars by their young. Read full book review >
GOOD JOB, ATHENA! by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"In centering a child of color as a source of wisdom, the book makes a positive statement for young readers. (Board book. 1-3)"
Holub and Patricelli are back with another Mini Myth; here, a dark-skinned, bespectacled tot named Athena shows off her preternaturally advanced fine-motor skills by tying a plethora of bows. 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 >