TEACHERS ROCK! by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 19, 2016

"Sure to reassure readers nervous about their own teachers-to-be. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Parr turns his bold, vibrant colors and simple declarative sentences to teachers, looking at what they do and who they are. Read full book review >
DAD SCHOOL by Rebecca Van Slyke
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 19, 2016

"Food for thought for kids: just how did Dad learn his mad skillz? (Picture book. 4-8)"
A child named Lucas imagines the school his dad must have attended to learn how to be such an awesome father. Read full book review >

BEARD IN A BOX by Bill Cotter
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 19, 2016

"Yes, dads are awesome, and if you hang out with them, they'll teach you to be awesome too. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A boy scientifically proves that it's the beard that makes his dad so awesome. So…how to get one? Read full book review >
THE REAL POOP ON PIGEONS by Kevin McCloskey
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 19, 2016

"Another feather in McCloskey's cap. (Graphic informational early reader. 5-7)"
Budding naturalists who dug We Dig Worms! (2015) will, well, coo over this similarly enlightening accolade.Read full book review >
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, POCO LOCO! by J.R. Krause
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 19, 2016

"¡Que rico! Mucho más, por favor.(Picture book. 3-8)"
What has that crazy ratón Poco Loco got planned for his birthday?Read full book review >

STOP FOLLOWING ME, MOON! by Darren Farrell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 19, 2016

"Bear's hilarious adventure begs for multiple readings. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bear happily gathers mouthwatering foods from a park's visitors until he realizes the moon wants his feast. Read full book review >
CLICK! by Frank W. Dormer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 19, 2016

"A metafictive look at technology, with rhyming wordplay to boot. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A dog is determined to catch a cat, but mysterious clicks keep interrupting (and changing) the chase. Read full book review >
GOOD NIGHT OWL by Greg Pizzoli
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 19, 2016

"A funny tale about stress and an ever upping ante, with a comforting end. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Something is preventing Owl from falling asleep. Read full book review >
LITTLE LOLA SAVES THE SHOW by Julie Saab
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 19, 2016

"Lola, an unscheduled addition to a student production, triumphs. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A frisky feline makes her stage debut. Read full book review >
OH NO, ASTRO! by Matt Roeser
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 19, 2016

"Informative, dynamic, rich in vocabulary, and quite funny. (suggested reading) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Jostled out of his orbit, a confrontation-averse animate asteroid prone to courtly speech finds himself heading for a perilous, unexpected, fast-track encounter with planet Earth. Read full book review >
THE LENDING ZOO by Frank Asch
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 19, 2016

"A cool idea poorly executed. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Readers get a peek at what it would be like to visit a library that lends animals to patrons. Read full book review >
URSA'S LIGHT by Deborah Marcero
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2016

"If (pigs and) bears could fly—but try as this book might, it can't quite get off the ground. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A dream to fly is fulfilled in an unexpected fashion. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Frances Stroh
author of BEER MONEY
May 6, 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 >