URSA'S LIGHT by Deborah Marcero
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2016

"If (pigs and) bears could fly—but try as this book might, it can't quite get off the ground. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A dream to fly is fulfilled in an unexpected fashion. Read full book review >
THE ARTIST AND ME by Shane Peacock
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2016

"A brilliant collaboration: simple, resonate, superb. (biographical note, author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
A low-key yet powerful picture-book evocation of the final days of an eccentric artist who was both a victim of his own demons and the target of village bullies. Read full book review >

SCAM ON THE CAM by Clémentine Beauvais
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2016

"Readers who have come this far with the series will find themselves giggling over Sesame's good-natured bossiness and her impressive snooping skills. (Fiction. 7-11)"
That precocious sleuth on roller skates, Sophie "Sesame" Seade, attempts to track down the source of the bug that is making the Cambridge rowing team sick on the eve of its race with Oxford. Read full book review >
MAYA by Mahak Jain
Kirkus Star
by Mahak Jain, illustrated by Elly MacKay
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2016

"Jain and MacKay's story and art work seamlessly to convey an important and subtle story of love, loss, beauty, and joy. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A young girl and her mother soothe themselves to sleep during a power outage in modern urban India, despite how sorely they both miss Maya's dead Papa. Read full book review >
WORMS FOR BREAKFAST by Helaine Becker
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2016

"With fascinating facts and a lively design, this is a surprisingly nourishing treat. (glossary, puzzle answers, index) (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
Monkey chow, mealworm mush, and predator popsicles, yum yum. Read full book review >

MOM, DAD, OUR BOOKS, AND ME by Danielle Marcotte
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2016

"Though philosophically astute, not the most successful ode to literacy on the shelves. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A young child proudly joins a community of readers. Read full book review >
SEEKING CASSANDRA by Lutricia Clifton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2016

"An unexpectedly deep mystery with plenty of talking points. (Mystery. 8-12)"
While she's playing detective to find three ancient Plano arrowheads, sheltered 12-year-old Cassie is also gathering clues about life. Read full book review >
FRANK AND LAVERNE by Dave Whamond
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2016

"Frankly, Frank and Laverne don't have too much to offer beyond the two-sided format gimmick. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Dogs and cats have different perspectives on the world, a dichotomy explored in this humorous tale retelling the same story from two different viewpoints. Read full book review >
OUR FATHER by Rainer Oberthür
by Rainer Oberthür, illustrated by Barbara Nascimbeni, translated by Bob Gaudet
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 13, 2016

"This appealing interpretation will be useful in Protestant families and church settings as well as in larger library collections. (Religion/picture book. 5-10)"
First published in Germany, this interpretation of the Protestant Lord's Prayer offers line-by-line commentary on the prayer Jesus taught his followers. Read full book review >
THE BEST PART OF DADDY'S DAY by Claire Alexander
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"A pleasant celebration of father-and-son love. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bertie the beagle wants to grow up to be a builder, just like his dad. Read full book review >
TELL ME A TATTOO STORY by Alison McGhee
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"Love that is skin-deep. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A father tells his son about the tattoos that mark milestones in his life. Read full book review >
I LOVE DAD by Joanna Walsh
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"Better books about loving fathers and the things they do for their children abound. (Picture book. 4-7)"
I Love Mom (2014) gets its companion title from Walsh and Abbot. 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 >