HILDIE BITTERPICKLES NEEDS HER SLEEP by Robin Newman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"Tired readers may empathize with Hildie, but there's not much here to help them get to sleep. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A young witch in need of some shut-eye learns that diplomacy and problem-solving work wonders in dealing with noisy neighbors. Read full book review >
AN ARMADILLO IN NEW YORK by Julie Kraulis
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"A fun trip to the Big Apple. (Picture book. 5-9)"
An intrepid armadillo feels that special itch that tweaks his curiosity and leads him to new places. Read full book review >

THE LUNCHNAPPER by Rick DeDonato
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"Light on both nature and mystery, though this might be just the thing to lure young readers away from their screens and into the great outdoors. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In their second adventure (The Disappearing Caterpillar, 2015), Pipsie and her sidekick/best friend, Alfred Z. Turtle, are on a school trip to the park.Read full book review >
FRIENDS IN FUR COATS by Claire Buchwald
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"A simply written nonfiction book for young children might have served the authors' issue-driven purpose better than this vehicle. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Noah's menagerie of stuffed toys turn into real animals in a dream scene that takes the child from the bedroom to various places around the world. Read full book review >
THE ALL-POWERFUL RING by John Bemelmans Marciano
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"A fresh and pleasing Continental sojourn for chapter-book readers. (map, historical note) (Fantasy. 8-10)"
Primo is sure that the gold ring he finds in a fish's stomach must have magical powers. But what are they? Read full book review >

A TICKET TO THE PENNANT by Mark Holtzen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"Sweet and wistful nostalgia for a bygone era. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Huey frantically searches for his ticket to the big game at Sicks' Stadium in Seattle, but he can't find it anywhere. Will he miss the game? Read full book review >
BRAVE LIKE ME by Barbara Kerley
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"Heartfelt and necessary. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The ache and loneliness felt when missing a family member on deployment comes through in this photo essay about children of military and government personnel. Read full book review >
GRANDAD'S ISLAND by Benji Davies
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"Wistful, tender, and lovely. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Syd and his grandfather share a world of imagination and endless, boundless love. Read full book review >
BOBBIE THE WONDER DOG by Tricia Brown
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"Dog lovers of any age will find Bobbie and his amazing journey irresistible. (Informational picture book. 4-10)"
A farm dog named Bobbie finds his way back home from Indiana to Oregon in this true story from the 1920s. Read full book review >
OCDANIEL by Wesley King
Released: April 12, 2016

"Part coming-of-age, part mystery, and part middle-grade social-problem novel, Daniel's story will resonate with a broad spectrum of readers. (Fiction. 8-13)"
In a departure from his previous book, The Incredible Space Raiders from Space (2015), King offers the story of an "eccentric thirteen-year-old social oddity" who desperately wants to be normal. Read full book review >
CODY AND THE MYSTERIES OF THE UNIVERSE by Tricia  Springstubb
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"A perennial message, 'different strokes for different folks,' delivered with affection and tolerance, 21st-century style. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Cody's impatient for Spencer Pickett's family to move in with his grandma, GG; as readers of the series' first installment know, waiting isn't Cody's strong suit. Read full book review >
FROM WOLF TO WOOF by Hudson Talbott
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"The concise narrative, cohesive design, and well-executed illustrations make this story easy to understand and appreciate. (author's note, websites, bibliography) (Picture book. 3-8)"
Talbott presents an imaginative origin for the early human-wolf bond and explores how that bond changed both species. 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 >