OWL HOWL AND THE BLU-BLU by Paul Friester
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2016

"One wonders how much longer the forest animals will respond sympathetically to Little Owl's howls. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In her third outing (Owl Howl, 2011, etc.), Little Owl once again howls, this time in a toddler-esque fit over an escaped Blu-Blu.Read full book review >
THUMBELINA by Xanthe Gresham Knight
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 30, 2016

"A very pleasant and graceful new version packaged in a small trim size that suits the heroine and young readers/listeners as well. (Fantasy. 5-9)"
The oft-adapted tale of the tiny girl who has big adventures. Read full book review >

LITTLE CHICKIES / LOS POLLITOS by Susie Jaramillo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"A thoroughly engaging, ingeniously designed Latino celebration. (Board book. 1-5)"
A concertina-style board book features the Spanish nursery rhyme "Los pollitos dicen" on one side and an English translation on the other. Read full book review >
SUPERHERO DAD by Timothy Knapman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"Ready to fight boredom in a single bound, at least for a few minutes. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A small blond boy describes the many ways his nebbishy dad is a superhero. Read full book review >
GOODNIGHT, STINKY FACE by Lisa McCourt
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"A delightful read that really needs a larger canvas in a full-size picture book. (Board book. 3-5)"
In a new entry in the popular series, Stinky Face and his mama together imagine all that could go wrong at bedtime. Read full book review >

LUCY TRIES SOCCER by Lisa Bowes
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"With playful exuberance, Bowes' lively tale shares the fun of soccer with young readers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Soccer is the latest sports endeavor for spunky, industrious Lucy. Read full book review >
THE PIRATE JAMBOREE by Mark Teague
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"With a little more chaos and a little less nostalgia, this could have been an arrr-guably great book. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Like a block party but with significantly more eye patches. Read full book review >
SAFE IN A STORM by Stephen R. Swinburne
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"From young preschoolers afraid of thunderstorms to school-aged children learning to deal with worrying aspects of the larger world, this encouraging story offers a hopeful view of the protective power of caring adults. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A soothing story follows adult animals as they protect their young and offer words of comfort during stormy times. Read full book review >
CHIMPANZEES FOR TEA! by Jo Empson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"As much fun to read as it is to hear, and a real treat for the eyes. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Vincent's faulty memory makes for one wild tea time! Read full book review >
EXPLORERS OF THE WILD by Cale Atkinson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"It will be the very stubborn couch potato who doesn't set out, walking stick and bag of essentials in hand, to explore after reading this. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Two intrepid explorers celebrate their love of the great outdoors. Read full book review >
I'LL NEVER LET YOU GO by Smriti Prasadam-Halls
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"Not really high or low, this effort takes the middle road. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The theme of unconditional love, in both good and bad times, is offered in rhyme alongside pictures of loving pairs of animals. Read full book review >
HERMAN'S VACATION by Tom Percival
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"The benefits derived from this friendship are pretty one-sided, as is Percival's notion of a happy ending. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Henry the magenta raccoon would really like to go on an expensive jaunt to Cake World or Jelly Bean Falls with his bear pal Herman, but their limited funds necessitate a sojourn at Luckywell discount campsite. 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 >