THE BELL IN THE BRIDGE by Ted Kooser
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 10, 2016

"A bucolic story with more adult than child appeal. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A lonely boy finds but never meets a kindred spirit in this summer reverie. Read full book review >
SAM AND JUMP by Jennifer K. Mann
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 10, 2016

"Kids with their own favorite toys will identify with this gentle, tender tale of Sam and Jump's special bond. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When a small boy forgets his precious stuffed rabbit at the beach, he fears the worst. Read full book review >

EVERYONE by Christopher Silas Neal
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 10, 2016

"There is no shortage of outstanding picture books that address children's feelings of anger, frustration, anxiety, and joy. This is not one of them. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Neal explores the well-trodden notion that everyone has feelings. Read full book review >
MORE-IGAMI by Dori Kleber
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 10, 2016

"A gem. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Joey loves things that fold, like maps, his accordion, and even his foldaway bed, so when he sees a classmate's mother folding an origami crane, he's captivated. Read full book review >
LADY LIBERTY'S HOLIDAY by Jen Arena
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 10, 2016

"An amusing commemoration. (bibliography) (Picture book. 5-7)"
When the Statue of Liberty decides to leave her pedestal and travel around the country, her absence may result in the cancellation of the Fourth of July. Read full book review >

THREE MAGIC BALLOONS by Julianna Margulies
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 10, 2016

"Tender, winsome, and loving. (author's introduction) (Picture book. 3-8)"
Three young sisters are granted a magical reward for their generosity. Read full book review >
THIS IS MY DOLLHOUSE by Giselle Potter
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 10, 2016

"A dollhouse for everyone. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Readers will feel right at home with this cozy tribute to imagination. Read full book review >
WE CAME TO AMERICA by Faith Ringgold
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 10, 2016

"In today's complex world, this book offers a humbling reminder about our arduous histories, though it has significant gaps.(Picture book. 5-7)"
A heartfelt U.S. history lesson that's less about our differences and more about how "We are ALL Americans, / Just the same." Read full book review >
TEN HUNGRY PIGS by Derek Anderson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 10, 2016

"A snack-time (and storytime) treat. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Peanut-butter-and-jelly's a great snack for a pig and a duck…until nine unwanted guests show up. Read full book review >
BARNACLE IS BORED by Johnathan Fenske
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 10, 2016

"Slight, though silly and amusing. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Barnacle longs for a change in routine. Read full book review >
DAYTIME VISIONS by Isol
Kirkus Star
by Isol, illustrated by Isol, adapted by Isol, Elisa Amado
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 7, 2016

"A visionary alphabet book that seeks to introduce not only letters, but nuanced narratives to eager, unfettered young minds. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Forget A is for Apple. Here letters appear alongside delightfully ambiguous artwork and phrasing, offering up multitudes of interpretations and variations of story. Read full book review >
MY DAD AT THE ZOO by Coralie Saudo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 7, 2016

"A tongue-in-cheek masterpiece echoing most parents' outings with small children. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young boy narrates a trip to the zoo with Dad, but who's the kid and who's the adult? Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fernanda Santos
author of THE FIRE LINE
May 17, 2016

When a bolt of lightning ignited a hilltop in the sleepy town of Yarnell, Arizona, in June 2013, setting off a blaze that would grow into one of the deadliest fires in American history, the 20 men who made up the Granite Mountain Hotshots sprang into action. New York Times writer Fernanda Santos’ debut book The Fire Line is the story of the fire and the Hotshots’ attempts to extinguish it. An elite crew trained to combat the most challenging wildfires, the Hotshots were a ragtag family, crisscrossing the American West and wherever else the fires took them. There's Eric Marsh, their devoted and demanding superintendent who turned his own personal demons into lessons he used to mold, train and guide his crew; Jesse Steed, their captain, a former Marine, a beast on the fire line and a family man who wasn’t afraid to say “I love you” to the firemen he led; Andrew Ashcraft, a team leader still in his 20s who struggled to balance his love for his beautiful wife and four children and his passion for fighting wildfires. We see this band of brothers at work, at play and at home, until a fire that burned in their own backyards leads to a national tragedy. View video >