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 >
GABE by Shelley Gill
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 19, 2016

"The story's focus on Gabe, as cranky and independent as his human, makes for a surprisingly accessible introduction to the 1970s for middle graders. (afterword) (Graphic memoir. 8-10)"
Just as Steinbeck took Charley on his travels, teenage Gill went with Gabe: "Home was where your friends were, so Gabe and I became each other's home." 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 >

NOTHING UP MY SLEEVE by Diana López
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 19, 2016

"A clever reveal highlights this appealing, Latino cast. (author's note, resources) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Three 12-year-old friends dedicate a summer to practicing the art of magic, but the real trick lies in dealing not simply with cards, but with their differences. 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 >
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 >
RED'S PLANET by Eddie Pittman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 19, 2016

"A first volume that's truly lively and entertaining; expect a vociferous cry for the next installment. (Graphic science fiction. 7-12)"
A preteen girl frustrated with her life in the foster-care system finds herself redefining family when she unexpectedly crash-lands on an alien planet. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >