LADY LIBERTY'S HOLIDAY by Jen Arena
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 10, 2016

"An amusing commemoration. (bibliography) (Picture book. 5-7)"
When the Statue of Liberty decides to leave her pedestal and travel around the country, her absence may result in the cancellation of the Fourth of July. Read full book review >
THREE MAGIC BALLOONS by Julianna Margulies
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 10, 2016

"Tender, winsome, and loving. (author's introduction) (Picture book. 3-8)"
Three young sisters are granted a magical reward for their generosity. Read full book review >

THIS IS MY DOLLHOUSE by Giselle Potter
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 10, 2016

"A dollhouse for everyone. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Readers will feel right at home with this cozy tribute to imagination. Read full book review >
WE CAME TO AMERICA by Faith Ringgold
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 10, 2016

"In today's complex world, this book offers a humbling reminder about our arduous histories, though it has significant gaps.(Picture book. 5-7)"
A heartfelt U.S. history lesson that's less about our differences and more about how "We are ALL Americans, / Just the same." Read full book review >
TEN HUNGRY PIGS by Derek Anderson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 10, 2016

"A snack-time (and storytime) treat. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Peanut-butter-and-jelly's a great snack for a pig and a duck…until nine unwanted guests show up. Read full book review >

BARNACLE IS BORED by Johnathan Fenske
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 10, 2016

"Slight, though silly and amusing. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Barnacle longs for a change in routine. Read full book review >
DAYTIME VISIONS by Isol
Kirkus Star
by Isol, illustrated by Isol, adapted by Isol, Elisa Amado
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 7, 2016

"A visionary alphabet book that seeks to introduce not only letters, but nuanced narratives to eager, unfettered young minds. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Forget A is for Apple. Here letters appear alongside delightfully ambiguous artwork and phrasing, offering up multitudes of interpretations and variations of story. Read full book review >
MY DAD AT THE ZOO by Coralie Saudo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 7, 2016

"A tongue-in-cheek masterpiece echoing most parents' outings with small children. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young boy narrates a trip to the zoo with Dad, but who's the kid and who's the adult? Read full book review >
HICCUPS! by Holly Sterling
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2016

"No one ever enjoys this particular affliction, and it's certainly not a new literary device, but young listeners will still gleefully 'Hic! Hic!' hiccup along. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A little girl is determined to cure her dog's hiccups. Read full book review >
THE THANK YOU BOOK by Mo Willems
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"Thank you, Gerald and Piggie. We'll miss you. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Piggie is "one lucky pig," and she's determined to make sure she thanks "everyone who is important to" her in this, the final Elephant & Piggie book. Read full book review >
WANTED! RALFY RABBIT, BOOK BURGLAR by Emily MacKenzie
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"This will be a raving favorite for fans of books about books as well as older readers who can appreciate the library humor. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Can someone love reading too much? This is the story of how one book lover gets himself into a pickle through his passion for books. Read full book review >
MOVE! by Larissa Hopwood
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"Leave this on the shelf and take the kids outside to really move. (Board book. 3-5)"
An interactive board book promises a variety of experiences. 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 >