MY DADDY IS A SILLY MONKEY by Dianne Hofmeyr
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 11, 2017

"Readers at home and at school will enjoy using this as a springboard for describing their own dads and the things they do together. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little girl uses metaphors to describe her fun-loving dad throughout a day spent together. Read full book review >
WILD ANIMALS OF THE SOUTH by Dieter Braun
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 9, 2017

"An impressive display of wonders in the animal world, a treat for browsers. (Informational picture book. 5-12)"
This companion to Wild Animals of the North (2016) portrays 88 common and lesser-known wild animals native to the Southern Hemisphere. Read full book review >

ZACH HANGS IN THERE by William  Mulcahy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2017

"Teachers and parents may find this purposeful book useful, but most children will not. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Zach wants to swing successfully on the trapeze rings. Read full book review >
GRANDFATHER WHISKER'S TABLE by Eun-Jeong Jo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 31, 2017

"Visually evocative of time and place but spoiled by apparently incomplete research and debatable historical claims. (afterword, timeline) (Picture book. 6-8)"
Italy's famous horse race, the Palio di Siena, serves as background for a medieval child's first experience with a banker. Read full book review >
BIG BLUE FOREVER by Anita Miettunen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 1, 2017

"A fascinating story curiously told. (author's note, resources, credits, bibliography) (Informational picture book/nonfiction. 5-12)"
A whale that died off Canada's East Coast gets a new life as an exhibit in a West Coast museum. Read full book review >

SOME DADS by Nick Bland
by Nick Bland, illustrated by Nick Bland
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 2, 2017

"Pretty light fare to share with tots noticing differences among dads. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A rhyming celebration of the way dads are different from one another. Read full book review >
SUPER SLUG OF DOOM by Matty Long
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 27, 2017

"Evil gets gooey comeuppance, and the forest is safe…for now. (Picture book. 8-10)"
Uh oh—the Super Magic Happy Forest (2016) faces a new, and particularly slimy, threat. Read full book review >
THE MIRROR IN MOMMY'S HOUSE / THE MIRROR IN DADDY´S HOUSE  by Luis Amavisca
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 10, 2017

"Appealing—if not groundbreaking—reassurance for children of divorce. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A child reflects on the houses of his separated parents in this dos-à-dos book. Read full book review >
THE OLD LION AND THE LITTLE RABBIT by Keiko Kaichi
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2017

"Appealing, emotionally resonant illustrations lift up a less-than-polished text. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An aging lion and a young rabbit cultivate a lasting friendship. Read full book review >
GARCIA & COLETTE GO EXPLORING by Hannah Barnaby
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 20, 2017

"Telling one story well is enough of a challenge, but this book perfectly balances two stories and the characters within them, adding up to more than the sum. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A rabbit and a fox who are close friends decide to take trips to space and under the sea, separated by distance but in perfect harmony. Read full book review >
DADDY CUDDLE by Kate Mayes
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"With its simple vocabulary and pattern, this just might keep young early risers in bed a little longer to read, but don't count on it. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An enthusiastic early riser tries to get the attention of a sleepyhead daddy. Read full book review >
DADDY'S SANDWICH by Pip Jones
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 16, 2017

"This book may spark inspiration—dads best hide their treasures. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A young girl makes Daddy a sandwich with all his favorite ingredients…. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Brad Parks
author of SAY NOTHING
March 7, 2017

In Brad Parks’ new thriller Say Nothing, judge Scott Sampson doesn’t brag about having a perfect life, but the evidence is clear: a prestigious job. A beloved family. On an ordinary Wednesday afternoon, he is about to pick up his six-year-old twins to go swimming when his wife, Alison, texts him that she’ll get the kids from school instead. It’s not until she gets home later that Scott realizes she doesn’t have the children. And she never sent the text. Then the phone rings, and every parent’s most chilling nightmare begins. A man has stolen Sam and Emma. For Scott and Alison, the kidnapper’s call is only the beginning of a twisting, gut-churning ordeal of blackmail, deceit, and terror; a high-profile trial like none the judge or his wife has ever experienced. Their marriage falters. Suspicions and long-buried jealousies rise to the surface. Fractures appear. Lies are told. “The nerve-shredding never lets up for a minute as Parks picks you up by the scruff of the neck, shakes you vigorously, and repeats over and over again till a climax so harrowing that you’ll be shaking with gratitude that it’s finally over,” our critic writes in a starred review. View video >