FLYAWAY by Lesley Barnes
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 7, 2016

"Towers and stairways and lots of curlicues will intrigue some viewers, but this sweet concoction of a gift book may have a limited audience. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Feeding the princess craze, this lift-the flap book features a young royal whose bird with beautiful singing voice breaks free from its cage. Read full book review >
THE UGLY DUMPLING by Stephanie Campisi
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 7, 2016

"Quirky retellings often lean on clever titles alone, but this surpasses and delights. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A bright, multicultural twist on a classic tale. Read full book review >

SING-ALONG ALEF BET by Mama Doni
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 6, 2016

"Children new to the language may flounder; those with a handle on their alef-bets already will happily sing along, and they'll probably pick up some new words along the way. (Picture book. 6-8)"
An effervescent run through the sounds and characters of the Hebrew alphabet, with a free musical track available via download. Read full book review >
BUILDING MACHINES by Ian Graham
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"A hands-on alternative to Sally Sutton and Brian Lovelock's Construction (2014) and the plethora of like building-site visits. (Picture book/kit. 6-8)"
Nine construction vehicles assembled on a pegboard with heavy cardboard pieces provide early practice for budding builders and engineers. Read full book review >
ABC RAINFOREST by American Museum of Natural History
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"A well-meaning mismatch between format and audience. (Board book. 3-6)"
The latest title in the American Museum of Natural History ABC board book series focuses on rain forests and the amazing animals and plants that populate them. Read full book review >

I LOVE MOM by Camilla de la Bédoyère
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"A look at parenthood in the animal kingdom that will have readers poring over the photos. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Mothers in the animal kingdom tend to their babies just as human mothers do. Read full book review >
WHERE'S THE PARTY? by Ruth Chan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"Not likely to be much of a surprise even for diapered cake eaters, but this uncomplicated, feel-good debut is definitely a charmer. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Georgie the cat is eager to throw a party—but none of his friends can come! Bummer. Read full book review >
FOLLOW THE MOON HOME by Philippe Cousteau
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"An appealing model of preteen activism. (authors' notes, further info, resources). (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
A "lights out for loggerheads" campaign becomes a satisfying community-action project for Vivienne and her summer school classmates. Read full book review >
BARTHOLOMEW QUILL by Thor Hanson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"Nothing to crow over here. (discussion questions, suggested enrichment activities) (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this north-country quest for self-identity, Bartholomew can't tell what kind of creature he is until he discovers what he's not. Read full book review >
BIRDSONG by James Sturm
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"For all its simplicity, an episode rich in drama, humor, pathos, and thematic depth—with plenty of latitude for verbal embellishment. (resource list) (Graphic early reader. 4-8)"
Sturm pays tribute to the Japanese art of kamishibai storytelling with a wordless tale of two wicked children who are turned into monkeys.Read full book review >
BABY WREN AND THE GREAT GIFT by Sally Lloyd-Jones
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"An attractive visual presentation complements an engaging text for a fresh interpretation of an old theme. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A little bird explores her environment, meeting other creatures with special talents before discovering her own. Read full book review >
BEARS TO THE RESCUE by David Biedrzycki
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"Who knows if the TV-news format can stay fresh much longer, but the bears are sweetly rendered, and the chaos that unfolds around them entertains even without the frame. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Escaped bears return to mix it up among humans, but this time it's to save their cub as they all become media celebrities in a lively parody of TV news. 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 >