MR. HULOT AT THE BEACH by David Merveille
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2016

"Deft hommage, but hilarious even outside that context. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A droll seaside idyll, paying tribute as much to film comedies of the silent era as to the 1953 movie that inspired it. Read full book review >
OMG... I DID IT AGAIN?! by Talia Aikens-Nuñez
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2016

"A sweet romp for young readers who like humor and magic. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Now that she has become a witch, April encounters an unexpected challenge: without ever meaning to do it, she conjures up elephants in her dreams. Read full book review >

CLOTH LULLABY by Amy Novesky
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2016

"Splendid visual and verbal introduction to little-known artist Louise Bourgeois. (author's note; photos, sources) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
This biography of 20th-century French artist Louise Bourgeois explores childhood experiences influencing her work. Read full book review >
THUMBELINA by Xanthe Gresham Knight
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 30, 2016

"A very pleasant and graceful new version packaged in a small trim size that suits the heroine and young readers/listeners as well. (Fantasy. 5-9)"
The oft-adapted tale of the tiny girl who has big adventures. Read full book review >
MY BABY CROCODILE by Gaëtan  Dorémus
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 27, 2016

"A tender episode, if an odd one. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A huge crocodile and a tiny knight in pointy-visored armor bond—but, as might be expected, there are difficulties. Read full book review >

BOB THE ARTIST by Marion Deuchars
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"Striking art adds levity to the book's anti-bullying message. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Teasing brings out a bird's inner artist. Read full book review >
DEREK JETER PRESENTS NIGHT AT THE STADIUM by Phil Bildner
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"A direct riff on Night at the Museum. Also, by now younger readers will barely remember Jeter as a player, so the lionization may need some explanation. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A young New York Yankees fan gets some unexpected help in his quest for an autograph from his favorite (ex) player. Read full book review >
SUPERHERO DAD by Timothy Knapman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"Ready to fight boredom in a single bound, at least for a few minutes. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A small blond boy describes the many ways his nebbishy dad is a superhero. Read full book review >
MYSTERY OF THE MISSING FOX by Tamra Wight
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"Young detectives will be charmed by the whole kit and caboodle. (Mystery. 8-12)"
In this third whodunit, Cooper wonders: who is poaching the fox kits from their den? Read full book review >
LUCY TRIES SOCCER by Lisa Bowes
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"With playful exuberance, Bowes' lively tale shares the fun of soccer with young readers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Soccer is the latest sports endeavor for spunky, industrious Lucy. Read full book review >
THE PIRATE JAMBOREE by Mark Teague
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"With a little more chaos and a little less nostalgia, this could have been an arrr-guably great book. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Like a block party but with significantly more eye patches. Read full book review >
SALAMANDER RESCUE by Pamela McDowell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"Unsubtle empowerment for young environmentalists. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Almost-fourth-grader Cricket and her friends have a second adventure learning about, and helping, wildlife in Waterton (Ospreys in Danger, 2014).Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Frances Stroh
author of BEER MONEY
May 6, 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 >