RULES OF THE HOUSE by Mac Barnett
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"Readers will (probably) agree that even the most irritating siblings don't deserve to be cooked and eaten. As a rule. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Rules are meant to be followed, but when monsters threaten to eat your sister, a little transgression might be in order. Read full book review >
THE WIENER STRIKES BACK by Max Brallier
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"Total fluff, often making not a lick of sense (in a good way), this will satisfy the appetites of fans of the first—but reading that first is a must (or there will be fewer licks of sense). (Graphic/science-fiction hybrid. 7-10)"
The proprietors of Galactic Hot Dogs return for more evil-bashing high jinks aboard the Neon Weiner.Read full book review >

FLORA AND THE PEACOCKS by Molly Idle
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"Design, engineering, and art intersect to deliver a virtuoso interpretation of the pitfalls and pleasures of triads. (Picture book. 3-7)"
While Idle's previous titles (Flora and the Flamingo, 2013, etc.) feature her young, white dancer with a single avian partner, this story presents a pas de trois. Read full book review >
GATOR DAD by Brian Lies
by Brian Lies, illustrated by Brian Lies
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"Dads, squeeze the day with your own children just as this one does. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A gator dad and his three hatchlings "squeeze the day" they have together. Read full book review >
CAMP DORK by Beth Vrabel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"Honest, funny, and entertaining. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Most of the titular gang from Pack of Dorks (2014) is off to spend two weeks at seriously-roughing-it-style Camp Paleo. Sadly, Lucy's not-a-boyfriend, Sam, is going to gymnastics camp instead.Read full book review >

WHOOSH! by Chris Barton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"A delightfully child-friendly and painfully necessary diversification of the science field. (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
A tinkering African-American boy grows up to become the inventor of a very popular toy. Read full book review >
THIS IS NOT A PICTURE BOOK by Sergio Ruzzier
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"This is a (great) picture book! (Picture book. 4-8)"
A metafictive delight of a picture book. Read full book review >
PRETTY MINNIE IN HOLLYWOOD by Danielle Steel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"Fluffy and shallow but sweet, with an exuberant effect, from the sparking glitter on the cover to the cast party with 'Pupcake Cupcakes' at the end. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A white French girl named Françoise takes her tiny dog along when she accompanies her fashion-designer mother to Hollywood to work on a movie in this second series outing (Pretty Minnie in Paris, 2014). Read full book review >
I LOVE CAKE! by Tammi Sauer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"A lesson in sharing that goes down as easily as, well, cake. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A pig of a moose learns how to make it up to his friends when he missteps. Read full book review >
ONE DAY IN THE EUCALYPTUS, EUCALYPTUS TREE by Daniel Bernstrom
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"Marvelous fun. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A dark-skinned "boy with a whirly-twirly toy" skips through the forest, unaware of the snake lurking in the eucalyptus tree. Read full book review >
THE CHAMELEON THAT SAVED NOAH'S ARK by Yael Molchadsky
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"This delightful narrative balances respect for tradition with inviting, accessible storytelling; a very well-executed debut for children and an appealing addition to family reading time. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this charming extension of a well-known Bible story, Noah, Na'ama, and the family must discover what chameleons feed on. Read full book review >
DIANA'S WHITE HOUSE GARDEN by Elisa Carbone
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"An important piece of our history brought down to a child's level. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 4-10)"
Based on a true story, Carbone's story shines a light on the little girl who became the face of the first White House victory garden. 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 >