RULES OF THE HOUSE by Mac Barnett
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"Readers will (probably) agree that even the most irritating siblings don't deserve to be cooked and eaten. As a rule. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Rules are meant to be followed, but when monsters threaten to eat your sister, a little transgression might be in order. Read full book review >
THE WIENER STRIKES BACK by Max Brallier
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"Total fluff, often making not a lick of sense (in a good way), this will satisfy the appetites of fans of the first—but reading that first is a must (or there will be fewer licks of sense). (Graphic/science-fiction hybrid. 7-10)"
The proprietors of Galactic Hot Dogs return for more evil-bashing high jinks aboard the Neon Weiner.Read full book review >

FLORA AND THE PEACOCKS by Molly Idle
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"Design, engineering, and art intersect to deliver a virtuoso interpretation of the pitfalls and pleasures of triads. (Picture book. 3-7)"
While Idle's previous titles (Flora and the Flamingo, 2013, etc.) feature her young, white dancer with a single avian partner, this story presents a pas de trois. Read full book review >
BE GLAD YOUR DAD...(IS NOT AN OCTOPUS!) by Matthew Logelin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"This tries too hard to be funny…and misses. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A pair of siblings explores the reasons why a dad of another species would be way worse than the dad they have now. Read full book review >
GATOR DAD by Brian Lies
by Brian Lies, illustrated by Brian Lies
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"Dads, squeeze the day with your own children just as this one does. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A gator dad and his three hatchlings "squeeze the day" they have together. Read full book review >

TRUNK TO TRUNKLET by Jorge Luján
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"Striking, retro-looking artwork cannot save the stumbling verses. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This Mexican import explores the many ways animal moms take care of their babies. Read full book review >
WHOSE STORY IS THIS, ANYWAY? by Mike Flaherty
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"It seems like the question isn't 'whose story is it?' at book's end, but what other stories might have arisen through these characters? (Picture book. 4-6)"
A metafictive text introduces a bevy of exciting characters. Read full book review >
CAMP DORK by Beth Vrabel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"Honest, funny, and entertaining. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Most of the titular gang from Pack of Dorks (2014) is off to spend two weeks at seriously-roughing-it-style Camp Paleo. Sadly, Lucy's not-a-boyfriend, Sam, is going to gymnastics camp instead.Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"There is both solace and inspiration in these 11 heroes, but it doesn't take much to imagine that for each of them, there were dozens who didn't get the break. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Stories of 11 athletes overcoming adversity to become the cream of their sports, from Wall Street Journal writer Zuckerman and his two sons. Read full book review >
WHOOSH! by Chris Barton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"A delightfully child-friendly and painfully necessary diversification of the science field. (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
A tinkering African-American boy grows up to become the inventor of a very popular toy. Read full book review >
THIS IS NOT A PICTURE BOOK by Sergio Ruzzier
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"This is a (great) picture book! (Picture book. 4-8)"
A metafictive delight of a picture book. Read full book review >
AWESOME 8 by Jen Agresta
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"Unabashed edutainment, not deep but glossy as that iceberg's surface. (index) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Shaved-down lists of, as the authors put it, "everything the world has to offer," stocked with eye-widening photos and other embellishments. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Frances Stroh
author of BEER MONEY
May 4, 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 >