SHAPES, RESHAPE! by Silvia Borando
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 7, 2016

"An imaginative counting book that also encourages shape recognition and vocabulary building. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Counting down from 10, readers view colorful, neatly stacked shapes with a hint of the rearrangement—into familiar forms—that will follow after the page turn. Read full book review >
SHAPES AT PLAY by Silvia Borando
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 7, 2016

"Offers nothing unique in a market full of concept books about shapes. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Against stark-white pages, identical red triangles, identical yellow squares, and identical blue circles are arranged and rearranged into familiar items amid a text heavily punctuated with exclamation marks. Read full book review >

THIS LITTLE BUNNY by Aly Fronis
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"This brisk read is a solid accompaniment to Easter preparations. (Board book. 1-3)"
Little bunnies prepare for the definitive bunny holiday. Read full book review >
BLUE AND OTHER COLORS by Phaidon Publishing
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 25, 2016

"An excellent read to kick-start an evolution in budding artist's minds. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
The fine art of Matisse introduces little readers to colors. Read full book review >
THE COWARDLY LION by Bingbo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 1, 2016

"Sweet but not entirely successful. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A Chinese import that has nothing to do with The Wizard of Oz despite its title asks, will friendship help banish fear? Read full book review >

A HOT CUP OF CHOCOLATE by Rose Stanley
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 1, 2016

"A useful tale of a boy's attempts to help a friend whose parents are separating. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Can hot chocolate help solve a problem? Read full book review >
FREDDY THE FROGCASTER AND THE TERRIBLE TORNADO by Janice Dean
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 25, 2016

"Best read for its informational content. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Freddy the Frogcaster learns about tornadoes. Read full book review >
"OH, NO," SAID ELEPHANT by A.H. Benjamin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 1, 2016

"Kids will giggle over Elephant's attempts to play and cheer when he finally triumphs. The underlying message reassures without being apparent. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Poor Elephant. Every time that Leopard, Monkey, and Zebra want to play a new game, Elephant says "Oh, no, I'm not good at that." But he tries anyway. Read full book review >
GABE AND GOON by Iza Trapani
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 5, 2016

"A familiar message, but also a crucial and timely one, charmingly presented. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Could the sleeping child and the monster in the closet possibly become best friends? Read full book review >
THE TOAD by Elise Gravel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 5, 2016

"A light dose of natural history, with occasional 'EWWW!' for flavor. (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
Having surveyed worms, spiders, flies, and head lice, Gravel continues her Disgusting Critters series with a quick hop through toad fact and fancy. Read full book review >
MIRA FORECASTS THE FUTURE by Kell Andrews
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2016

"Uneven visuals make this a marginal choice. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A fortuneteller's daughter discovers a talent for meteorology. Read full book review >
WHO'S THE GROSSEST OF THEM ALL? by Susan McElroy Montanari
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Since the most natural audience for a grossness contest is typically past picture books, subject and format seem to be a classic mismatch. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The latest in the unquenchable who's-the-most horrible, hideous, revolting, repulsive, disgusting, gross, and vile genre. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >