LITTLE SHAQ TAKES A CHANCE by Shaquille O'Neal
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"A solid sequel, easily accessible to readers who missed Volume 1. (Fiction. 5-8)"
A fictionalized young Shaquille O'Neal returns for a second illustrated story about life beyond the basketball court. Read full book review >
DANGER! TIGER CROSSING by Lin Oliver
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"Eeney meeney miney moe, catch this series before it goes! (Adventure. 7-9)"
Two kids get up close and personal with some great works of art in this first in a new series. Read full book review >

FREDDY THE FROGCASTER AND THE TERRIBLE TORNADO by Janice Dean
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 25, 2016

"Best read for its informational content. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Freddy the Frogcaster learns about tornadoes. Read full book review >
I LOVE YOU...ALWAYS by Astrid Desbordes
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 25, 2016

"This import from France delivers a message kids never tire of hearing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A mother explains to her child that she will always love him, no matter what. Read full book review >
FRAME AND THE MCGUIRE by Joanna M. Weston
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 24, 2016

"A promising debut novel with a brave, endearing female protagonist. (Historical mystery. 8-12)"
Fifth-grader Frame is thrown into a sharp learning curve after she and her brother, Ranger, discover family friend Uncle Tam's dead body in a river. 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 >
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 >
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 >