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 >
WATER WOW! by Antonia Banyard
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"Refreshing and essential, like its subject. (source notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
An effervescent dive into water's nature, use, misuse, and conservation. Read full book review >

SOMEWHERE AMONG by Annie Donwerth-Chikamatsu
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"A tender piece about connectedness. (Verse historical fiction. 9-12)"
During her mother's difficult pregnancy, Ema and her parents move in with her Japanese grandparents. Read full book review >
DEATH IS STUPID by Anastasia Higginbotham
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"'We don't get to keep everyone we love who has ever lived. But we do get to remember them': so true. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Observations, advice, comfort, and ways of thinking about one of life's "ordinary terrible things." Read full book review >
THE BEST DAYS ARE DOG DAYS by Aaron Meshon
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"When the duo brush their teeth, the spread has just two words in gigantic type: 'MINTY! / BEEFY!' That sums it up: a dog story with a fresh approach and something with solid flavor to chew on. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A French bulldog narrates a simple but charming story about the activities of his day with a parallel look at similar behavior by his human companion, Sis. Read full book review >

OLLIE'S ODYSSEY by William Joyce
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"Velveteen Rabbit and Toy Story meet Phantom of the Opera. For better or worse. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
A cloth "teddy rabbit" and his beloved boy rescue one another from a toy clown gone bad. Read full book review >
IF NOT FOR YOU by Bob Dylan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"Song lyrics don't always make great children's books, and that's the case here, but the pictures are so poignant that parents could make up their own words and turn this into something greater than it is. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Walker illustrates the 1970 Dylan tune with an adorable parent-child canine pair. Read full book review >
MONSTER & SON by David LaRochelle
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"Monstrous good fun to share with your own favorite beast. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Monster parents aren't all that different from human ones. 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 >
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 >
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 >
FLYAWAY by Lesley Barnes
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 7, 2016

"Towers and stairways and lots of curlicues will intrigue some viewers, but this sweet concoction of a gift book may have a limited audience. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Feeding the princess craze, this lift-the flap book features a young royal whose bird with beautiful singing voice breaks free from its cage. 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 >