HILDIE BITTERPICKLES NEEDS HER SLEEP by Robin Newman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"Tired readers may empathize with Hildie, but there's not much here to help them get to sleep. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A young witch in need of some shut-eye learns that diplomacy and problem-solving work wonders in dealing with noisy neighbors. Read full book review >
AN ARMADILLO IN NEW YORK by Julie Kraulis
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"A fun trip to the Big Apple. (Picture book. 5-9)"
An intrepid armadillo feels that special itch that tweaks his curiosity and leads him to new places. Read full book review >

THE LUNCHNAPPER by Rick DeDonato
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"Light on both nature and mystery, though this might be just the thing to lure young readers away from their screens and into the great outdoors. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In their second adventure (The Disappearing Caterpillar, 2015), Pipsie and her sidekick/best friend, Alfred Z. Turtle, are on a school trip to the park.Read full book review >
FRIENDS IN FUR COATS by Claire Buchwald
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"A simply written nonfiction book for young children might have served the authors' issue-driven purpose better than this vehicle. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Noah's menagerie of stuffed toys turn into real animals in a dream scene that takes the child from the bedroom to various places around the world. Read full book review >
THE ALL-POWERFUL RING by John Bemelmans Marciano
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"A fresh and pleasing Continental sojourn for chapter-book readers. (map, historical note) (Fantasy. 8-10)"
Primo is sure that the gold ring he finds in a fish's stomach must have magical powers. But what are they? Read full book review >

A TICKET TO THE PENNANT by Mark Holtzen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"Sweet and wistful nostalgia for a bygone era. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Huey frantically searches for his ticket to the big game at Sicks' Stadium in Seattle, but he can't find it anywhere. Will he miss the game? Read full book review >
BRAVE LIKE ME by Barbara Kerley
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"Heartfelt and necessary. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The ache and loneliness felt when missing a family member on deployment comes through in this photo essay about children of military and government personnel. Read full book review >
GRANDAD'S ISLAND by Benji Davies
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"Wistful, tender, and lovely. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Syd and his grandfather share a world of imagination and endless, boundless love. Read full book review >
BOBBIE THE WONDER DOG by Tricia Brown
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"Dog lovers of any age will find Bobbie and his amazing journey irresistible. (Informational picture book. 4-10)"
A farm dog named Bobbie finds his way back home from Indiana to Oregon in this true story from the 1920s. Read full book review >
OCDANIEL by Wesley King
Released: April 12, 2016

"Part coming-of-age, part mystery, and part middle-grade social-problem novel, Daniel's story will resonate with a broad spectrum of readers. (Fiction. 8-13)"
In a departure from his previous book, The Incredible Space Raiders from Space (2015), King offers the story of an "eccentric thirteen-year-old social oddity" who desperately wants to be normal. Read full book review >
CODY AND THE MYSTERIES OF THE UNIVERSE by Tricia  Springstubb
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"A perennial message, 'different strokes for different folks,' delivered with affection and tolerance, 21st-century style. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Cody's impatient for Spencer Pickett's family to move in with his grandma, GG; as readers of the series' first installment know, waiting isn't Cody's strong suit. Read full book review >
FROM WOLF TO WOOF by Hudson Talbott
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"The concise narrative, cohesive design, and well-executed illustrations make this story easy to understand and appreciate. (author's note, websites, bibliography) (Picture book. 3-8)"
Talbott presents an imaginative origin for the early human-wolf bond and explores how that bond changed both species. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Frances Stroh
author of BEER MONEY
May 3, 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 >