OUR FATHER by Rainer Oberthür
by Rainer Oberthür, illustrated by Barbara Nascimbeni, translated by Bob Gaudet
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 13, 2016

"This appealing interpretation will be useful in Protestant families and church settings as well as in larger library collections. (Religion/picture book. 5-10)"
First published in Germany, this interpretation of the Protestant Lord's Prayer offers line-by-line commentary on the prayer Jesus taught his followers. Read full book review >
THE BEST PART OF DADDY'S DAY by Claire Alexander
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"A pleasant celebration of father-and-son love. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bertie the beagle wants to grow up to be a builder, just like his dad. Read full book review >

TELL ME A TATTOO STORY by Alison McGhee
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"Love that is skin-deep. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A father tells his son about the tattoos that mark milestones in his life. Read full book review >
I LOVE DAD by Joanna Walsh
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"Better books about loving fathers and the things they do for their children abound. (Picture book. 4-7)"
I Love Mom (2014) gets its companion title from Walsh and Abbot. Read full book review >
IF NOT FOR YOU by Bob Dylan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"Song lyrics don't always make great children's books, and that's the case here, but the pictures are so poignant that parents could make up their own words and turn this into something greater than it is. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Walker illustrates the 1970 Dylan tune with an adorable parent-child canine pair. Read full book review >

MONSTER & SON by David LaRochelle
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"Monstrous good fun to share with your own favorite beast. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Monster parents aren't all that different from human ones. Read full book review >
THE GALINOS by Luis Amavisca
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"Cold comfort to know we are the not the only environmentally destructive hooligans in the universe. (Picture book. 4-8)"
On distant planet Gala, many Galinos have a bad case of wastefulness. Sound familiar? Read full book review >
THE JOURNEY OF CAPTAIN SCAREDY CAT by José Carlos Andrés
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"The suggested coping strategy won't work for all children, but if read with proper gusto, the book will be a sure storytime hit. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A once fearless pirate captain gets his mojo back—just in time for bed. Read full book review >
HILDIE BITTERPICKLES NEEDS HER SLEEP by Robin Newman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"Tired readers may empathize with Hildie, but there's not much here to help them get to sleep. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A young witch in need of some shut-eye learns that diplomacy and problem-solving work wonders in dealing with noisy neighbors. Read full book review >
AN ARMADILLO IN NEW YORK by Julie Kraulis
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"A fun trip to the Big Apple. (Picture book. 5-9)"
An intrepid armadillo feels that special itch that tweaks his curiosity and leads him to new places. Read full book review >
THE LUNCHNAPPER by Rick DeDonato
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"Light on both nature and mystery, though this might be just the thing to lure young readers away from their screens and into the great outdoors. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In their second adventure (The Disappearing Caterpillar, 2015), Pipsie and her sidekick/best friend, Alfred Z. Turtle, are on a school trip to the park.Read full book review >
FRIENDS IN FUR COATS by Claire Buchwald
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"A simply written nonfiction book for young children might have served the authors' issue-driven purpose better than this vehicle. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Noah's menagerie of stuffed toys turn into real animals in a dream scene that takes the child from the bedroom to various places around the world. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Frances Stroh
author of BEER MONEY
May 3, 2016

Frances Stroh’s earliest memories are ones of great privilege: shopping trips to London and New York, lunches served by black-tied waiters at the Regency Hotel, and a house filled with precious antiques, which she was forbidden to touch. Established in Detroit in 1850, by 1984 the Stroh Brewing Company had become the largest private beer fortune in America and a brand emblematic of the American dream itself; while Stroh was coming of age, the Stroh family fortune was estimated to be worth $700 million. But behind the beautiful façade lay a crumbling foundation. As their fortune dissolved in little over a decade, the family was torn apart internally by divorce and one family member's drug bust; disagreements over the management of the business; and disputes over the remaining money they possessed. “The author’s family might have successfully burned through a massive fortune, but they squandered a lot more than that,” our reviewer writes about Stroh’s debut memoir, Beer Money. “A sorrowful, eye-opening examination of familial dysfunction.” View video >