LUCY LADYBUG by Sharon King-Chai
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 24, 2016

"Sweet. (Picture book. 3-5)"
How can a ladybug who's just a little different fit in? Read full book review >
EXTREMELY CUTE ANIMALS OPERATING HEAVY MACHINERY by David Gordon
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 24, 2016

"While readers may appreciate the messages of overcoming bullying and granting forgiveness, the story is hampered by cringe-inducing stereotypes. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Tutu, torches, and tenacity don't add up to a simple, ordinary story. Read full book review >

SUPERHERO INSTRUCTION MANUAL by Kristy Dempsey
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 17, 2016

"This funny, spirited exploration of superhero culture sans violence and with an added dose of familial love is a powerful addition to any bookshelf. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When there are no radioactive spiders around to gift you with super skills, curl up with the Superhero Instruction Manual to learn what it takes to realize your inner superhero.Read full book review >
DADDIES ARE AWESOME by Meredith Costain
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 17, 2016

"Daddy-and-child dog lovers can try some of these canine ways of expressing affection. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Puppies celebrate the many ways their dads are awesome. Read full book review >
EXCELLENT ED by Stacy McAnulty
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 17, 2016

"A warm, welcome reminder that everyone is excellent at something. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Ed, the Ellis family dog, has many talents, but none of them matches the excellence of the five Ellis children's—or so he thinks. Read full book review >

IT WAS SO QUIET I COULD HEAR A PIN DROP by Andy Goodman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 17, 2016

"A clever concept, in both progression and design, whose realization sometimes falls short. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A child listens closely to the breeze as sounds evoke images and imaginings. Read full book review >
CHICKEN IN SPACE by Adam Lehrhaupt
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 17, 2016

"What a flight of imagination. (Picture book. 3-5)"
It's hard not to admire a chicken with dreams of going into space. Moreover, this chicken has a plan—and a pig. Read full book review >
DUCK, DUCK, PORCUPINE! by Salina Yoon
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 17, 2016

"Although they don't have quite the sophistication of Elephant and Piggie, these three friends should find a place on the shelf with Yoon's earlier reading buddy, Penguin. (Graphic early reader. 5-8)"
A simple chapter book/graphic novel to engage the youngest new readers. Read full book review >
MOUSEQUERADE BALL by Lori Mortensen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 17, 2016

"It is an enchanting evening to remember (and a fine reminder that even a primary concept can get dressed up). (Picture book. 2-5)"
From one to 10 and back again, the mice get ready for the ball. Read full book review >
THE SWORD IN THE STOVE by Frank W. Dormer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 17, 2016

"A joyful, silly tale for the adventurer, boy or girl, young or old: medieval mayhem at its best. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Two chefs solve one big mystery (albeit too late!) in this humorous spoof on the knight-and-dragon tale. Read full book review >
OVER THE OCEAN by Taro Gomi
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 17, 2016

"With sharp shapes and a riot of color, the prolific Gomi's simple premise should spark young imaginations. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The world's diversity is depicted in a series of colorful, geometrical pictures. Read full book review >
DOUGLAS, YOU NEED GLASSES! by Ged Adamson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 17, 2016

"A lighthearted introduction to the perks of wearing glasses. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Everything looks great when a myopic dog gets glasses.Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Emma Straub
author of MODERN LOVERS
May 30, 2016

In Emma Straub’s new novel Modern Lovers, friends and former college bandmates Elizabeth and Andrew and Zoe have watched one another marry, buy real estate, and start businesses and families, all while trying to hold on to the identities of their youth. But nothing ages them like having to suddenly pass the torch (of sexuality, independence, and the ineffable alchemy of cool) to their own offspring. Back in the band’s heyday, Elizabeth put on a snarl over her Midwestern smile, Andrew let his unwashed hair grow past his chin, and Zoe was the lesbian all the straight women wanted to sleep with. Now nearing fifty, they all live within shouting distance in the same neighborhood deep in gentrified Brooklyn, and the trappings of the adult world seem to have arrived with ease. But the summer that their children reach maturity (and start sleeping together), the fabric of the adult lives suddenly begins to unravel, and the secrets and revelations that are finally let loose—about themselves, and about the famous fourth band member who soared and fell without them—can never be reclaimed. “Straub’s characters are a quirky and interesting bunch, well aware of their own good fortune, and it’s a pleasure spending time with them in leafy Ditmas Park,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >