BABAK THE BEETLE by Fred Paronuzzi
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2016

"Young readers will laugh at first, but the certainty that such altruism will go unrewarded gives the 'yolk' an off odor; Lindsay Ward's similarly themed When Blue Met Egg (2012) offers at least a concluding morsel of comfort. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this Gallic import, mistaken identity leads to a demonstration of the saw that no good deed goes unpunished. Read full book review >
AS TIME WENT BY by José Sanabria
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2016

"A lovely, rich book to spend time with. (Picture book. 4-8)"
South American artist Sanabria offers a picture book about a ship and so much more. Read full book review >

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 >
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >