THE MYSTERIOUS MOONSTONE by Eric Luper
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"With the emphasis on mystery and action rather than history, à la Magic Tree House, this new chapter-book series will appeal to junior detectives. (Mystery. 7-10)"
In this series opener, Cleo and Evan find themselves transported back in time to Victorian England to solve the crime of a stolen diamond. Read full book review >
SAFE IN A STORM by Stephen R. Swinburne
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"From young preschoolers afraid of thunderstorms to school-aged children learning to deal with worrying aspects of the larger world, this encouraging story offers a hopeful view of the protective power of caring adults. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A soothing story follows adult animals as they protect their young and offer words of comfort during stormy times. Read full book review >

UNIDENTIFIED SUBURBAN OBJECT by Mike  Jung
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"With its quirky, determined heroine, this is a good choice to add diversity to the shelves. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Being the only Asian student in town makes the horrible but universal feeling of not fitting in just that much worse. Read full book review >
STICK CAT by Tom Watson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"Stick Cat…drawn to be a hero. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-11)"
When disaster strikes in the high-rise across the street, what can two kitties do? Read full book review >
CHIMPANZEES FOR TEA! by Jo Empson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"As much fun to read as it is to hear, and a real treat for the eyes. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Vincent's faulty memory makes for one wild tea time! Read full book review >

EXPLORERS OF THE WILD by Cale Atkinson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"It will be the very stubborn couch potato who doesn't set out, walking stick and bag of essentials in hand, to explore after reading this. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Two intrepid explorers celebrate their love of the great outdoors. Read full book review >
HERMAN'S VACATION by Tom Percival
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"The benefits derived from this friendship are pretty one-sided, as is Percival's notion of a happy ending. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Henry the magenta raccoon would really like to go on an expensive jaunt to Cake World or Jelly Bean Falls with his bear pal Herman, but their limited funds necessitate a sojourn at Luckywell discount campsite. Read full book review >
RAIN FISH by Lois Ehlert
by Lois Ehlert, illustrated by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"This picture book and its lyrical text will make readers see fishes in unexpected places. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
A short rhyming tale merges nature and debris to create art from remains of rainy days. Read full book review >
ONE HUNDRED BONES by Yuval Zommer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"Good for Scruff, though. It's nice to have a 'friend' who appreciates your innate talent. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Every dog will have his day, even the scruffiest of strays. Read full book review >
JACK'S WORRY by Sam Zuppardi
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"Ideal antidote for anxious kids facing their own Worries. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A boy's fear of playing his trumpet at his first concert nearly overwhelms him until he confides in his mother. Read full book review >
THE FAIRIEST FAIRY by Anne Booth
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"Sweet and affirming but not revolutionary. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A quirky little fairy discovers her talents and abilities with a little help from her animal friends. Read full book review >
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Frances Stroh
author of BEER MONEY
May 5, 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 >