RITA’S RHINO by Tony Ross
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"Children's bookshelves can always use another picture book that combines a clever, well-meaning child with an animal hero and hilarious artwork. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Both Rita and her new pet rhinoceros—an escapee from the local zoo—learn that it's not so easy for a rhino to be a city girl's pet. Read full book review >
THE DAY NO ONE WAS ANGRY by Toon Tellegen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"Pleasantly lacking moral-mongering, this fresh collection will appeal to parents and children who enjoy sharing stories as springboards to discussion and speculation. (table of contents—in the backmatter) (Short stories. 6-9)"
Dutch writer Tellegen explores the psychology of anger in 12 vignettes featuring a society of animals. Read full book review >

AN AMBUSH OF TIGERS by Betsy R. Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"Collective nouns have never been this much fun…or memorable. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
Homonyms are used as mnemonic devices to help readers remember "A Wild Gathering of Collective Nouns." Read full book review >
THE MISSING ZUCCHINI by L.M. Falcone
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"Introduce Max to budding detectives or children who like to laugh as they read. (Mystery. 6-10)"
Max and his great-uncle Larry, who just happens to be a bumbling ghost and a formerly unsuccessful detective, solve their second case in this accessible chapter-book series. Read full book review >
LOOK WHERE WE LIVE! by Scot Ritchie
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"An excellent addition for the community shelf, this minimizes didacticism while encompassing many aspects of the topic that are missing from other entries. (glossary, table of contents) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
The five friends from Ritchie's mapping expedition (Follow That Map!, 2009) now explore their community, helping out along the way. Read full book review >

ME, TOO! by Annika   Dunklee
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"With its familiar themes and fizzy text, this is one both listeners and readers will enjoy. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Annie is worried when her best friend, Lillemor, befriends Lilianne, the new girl at school. Read full book review >
WHERE IS RUSTY? by Sieb Posthuma
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"The skillful blend of human and canine characteristics in this romp will make for many a chuckle. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In a city populated entirely by dogs of all breeds—pups are in collars, but all adult dogs are in human clothes—one youngster who must have some beagle in him has an adventure when he wanders away from his mother and his two friends at a department store. Read full book review >
SPACE BOY AND HIS DOG by Dian Curtis Regan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"The themes of imaginary play and sibling rivalry provide good-natured support for a lighthearted, easy-to-read adventure. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A trip to the moon in search of a neighbor's lost cat is all in a day's work for Niko and his crew. Read full book review >
THE HOMEMADE CAKE CONTEST by Midori Basho
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"A community celebration for audiences that appreciate stories that are on the long side. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A community bands together to revitalize a dilapidated house so old and young can gather and socialize in this Japanese import, the first in a 13-book (so far) series to be translated into English. Read full book review >
LEAFLETS THREE, LET IT BE! by Anita Sanchez
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"While most readers won't become cheerleaders for poison ivy, they will at least come away with a greater understanding of its importance and an increased ability to identify it. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Sanchez introduces a new perspective on this potentially itch-causing plant: Poison ivy plays a vital role in providing food for forest animals throughout the year, especially at times when other food is scarce. Read full book review >
MY FAMILY TREE AND ME by Dusan Petricic
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"Budding genealogists will enjoy poring over this illustrated family history. (Picture book. 4-9)"
This dos-à-dos book looks at both sides of one little boy's ancestry. Read full book review >
EAT, LEO! EAT! by Caroline Adderson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"Food, family, stories: delizioso! (glossary) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Nonna's tales about the stelline, chiancaredde and other shapes of pasta she serves entice a reluctant ragazzo to the dinner table.Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Frank Bruni
March 31, 2015

Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no. In Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni explains why, giving students and their parents a new perspective on this brutal, deeply flawed competition and a path out of the anxiety that it provokes. “Written in a lively style but carrying a wallop, this is a book that family and educators cannot afford to overlook as they try to navigate the treacherous waters of college admissions,” our reviewer writes. View video >