STRANGE TREES by Bernadette Pourquié
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"An appealingly if occasionally problematically illustrated browser that may pose more questions than it answers. (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
Sixteen uncommon trees from around the world describe themselves, in first, er, person, in this charmingly illustrated but odd French import. Read full book review >
WAITING FOR HIGH TIDE by Nikki McClure
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"The tide has brought an extraordinary book to our shores. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A child waits for the tide to rise, working alongside Mama and Papa to construct a log raft and observing coastal creatures the whole long, hot while. Read full book review >

SOPHIE QUIRE AND THE LAST STORYGUARD by Jonathan Auxier
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"This novel should be in the hands of every human young enough at heart to be enchanted by the written word. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Sophie is given an extraordinary book to repair, and with it comes all manner of magic and danger. Read full book review >
THAT UH-OH FEELING by Kathryn Cole
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"A tough but important subject handled with care. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Claire's coach makes her feel uncomfortable, and she must figure out whom, if anyone, to tell. Read full book review >
THE GRUMPY PETS by Kristine A. Lombardi
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"Though on the tame side, it's still a sweet story about a boy and a dog rescuing each other. (Picture book. 3-6)"
What happens when pets resemble even the youngest, grumpiest of owners? Read full book review >

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A LOVED ONE DIES? by Jillian Roberts
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"A boon for families with young children. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
A "just enough" introduction to the experience of death. Read full book review >
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE COLOR, PASCAL? by Magali Le Huche
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"A sweet reminder that friends are nice, but sometimes following your heart is best. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's spring! Pascal the platypus wants to bring the season into his home by painting his room. But when his friends offer advice and help him out, nothing is straightforward. Read full book review >
THE WILD ROBOT by Peter Brown
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"Thought-provoking and charming. (Science fiction/fantasy. 7-11)"
A sophisticated robot—with the capacity to use senses of sight, hearing, and smell—is washed to shore on an island, the only robot survivor of a cargo of 500. Read full book review >
MARCH OF THE MINI BEASTS by Ada Hopper
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"First of a tasty if not immediately nourishing new series. (Adventure. 5-8)"
When Dr. Bunsen, Gabe, Laura, and Cesar's mad-scientist neighbor, tries out his growth machine on Gabe's plastic animal toys, there's an unexpected result—they come to life. Read full book review >
THE BEAR AND THE PIANO by David Litchfield
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"Litchfield's poignant debut picture book celebrates both the wonders of wandering far in pursuit of one's dreams and the sweet comfort of returning home. (Picture book. 4-9)"
In the forest, a little bear discovers an object he's never seen before—a piano. At first the cub isn't sure about the strange device, but over time he comes to love the instrument and the music. Read full book review >
HURRY UP, ALFIE! by Anna Walker
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"Some days parents end up a crumpled heap on the floor—Alfie shows why! (Picture book. 3-6)"
A boisterous crocodile does not want to get dressed in the morning. Read full book review >
ON THE FARM, AT THE MARKET by G. Brian Karas
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"Simple but delectable. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
What goes on behind the scenes at a farmers market? 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 >