COUNTING THYME by Melanie Conklin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"Thyme's remarkable perseverance and resilience will inspire readers of Conklin's compassionate tale. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Her younger brother's critical illness and a transcontinental move create upheaval in 11-year-old Thyme's life. Read full book review >
THE PALACE OF GLASS by Django Wexler
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"A busy continuing saga filled with fantastical drama and feisty finagling. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Alice Creighton is out for revenge in this third book in Wexler's Forbidden Library series. Read full book review >

MISCHIEF SEASON by John Bemelmans Marciano
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"Witches never actually step into sight, but their offstage presence adds shivery hints of danger to this lightweight opener. (town map) (Fantasy. 8-10)"
Of all the magical residents in an Italian town long renowned for its various sorts of witches, the mischievous Janara may be the most mysterious—and troublesome. Read full book review >
RUMBLE WITH THE ROMANS by Gary Northfield
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"Readers will applaud the Monty Python-esque exploits of this hoofed hero. Just don't call him a horse. (map) (Farce. 10-12)"
Fun and games in the Coliseum. 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 >

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 >
AMERICA'S TEA PARTIES by Marissa Moss
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"A very fine piece of historical reclamation that broadens our understanding of the road to revolution. (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
Moss reminds readers that the tea parties of the 1770s were not strictly a Boston affair, no matter how much the city enjoys its spuriously unique association. 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 >
AVENGING THE OWL by Melissa Hart
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"A memorable read. (resources) (Fiction. 11-13)"
Solo's dad walked away from a successful Hollywood career writing cartoons, traded the Corvette for a VW bus, and moved his family from their beachfront home to a trailer in Oregon, where Solo's efforts to avenge his kitten's death at the claws of an owl go horribly wrong. Read full book review >
BOOKED by Kwame Alexander
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"A satisfying, winning read. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Nick Hall is a bright eighth-grader who would rather do anything other than pay attention in class. Read full book review >
ONCE WAS A TIME by Leila Sales
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"Rewarding and uplifting. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
The friendship of two 10-year-old English girls is tested when one travels through a portal to the future. 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 >