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 >

THIS LAND IS OUR LAND by Linda Barrett Osborne
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"Fascinating reading for both browsers and those seeking a more thorough understanding of immigration. (appendix, timeline, source notes, bibliography, credits, index) (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
As timely as the latest newspaper headline and political debate, Osborne's latest nonfiction volume offers historical context for the issue of immigration. Read full book review >
SHRUNKEN TREASURES by Scott Nash
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"Children won't get the jokes; adult readers won't laugh at them. (closing notes) (Satire. 10-12, adult)"
With his "Versizer," a literary shrink ray, Nash condenses works of Homer, Shakespeare, Proust, and six other classic authors into illustrated light verse. 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 >
PAWS OF COURAGE by Nancy Furstinger
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"The photographs will make this highly appealing to dog lovers who will also find the brief text and short chapters easy to manage. (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Myriad canines loyally serve in a variety of roles aiding their human companions; National Geographic portrays the efforts of 24 working dogs. Read full book review >
RAYMIE NIGHTINGALE by Kate DiCamillo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"Once again, DiCamillo demonstrates the power of simple words in a beautiful and wise tale. (Historical fiction. 9-14)"
Ten-year-old Raymie Clarke of Lister, Florida, has a plan to get her father to come back home. Read full book review >
THE MECHANICAL MIND OF JOHN COGGIN by Elinor Teele
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"A sly, side-splitting hoot from start to finish. (Adventure. 11-13)"
The dreary prospect of spending a lifetime making caskets instead of wonderful inventions prompts a young orphan to snatch up his little sister and flee. Where? To the circus, of course. Read full book review >
SHADOW MAGIC by Joshua Khan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"A kingdom that embraces darkness but not evil is an interesting concept but not enough to make up for choppy pacing and flat characters; here's hoping the sequel is better balanced. (map, cast of characters) (Fantasy. 9-13)"
A woodcutter's son's and a new queen's paths intertwine in this debut middle-grade high fantasy. 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 >