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 >
MY HOUSE by Byron Barton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"The targeted diaperati will likely be similarly enervated by this bland open house. (Picture book. 1-3)"
A ginger cat introduces young viewers to his personal house and world. Read full book review >

ABSOLUTELY ONE THING by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"Yes, there is still math anxiety, and yes, there is still a need, as in this attractively low-key effort, to treat numbers as other than an outbreak of Ebola. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Little Lola tries to get scrambled eggs out of some simple math. She succeeds very nicely. 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 >
HAVE A LOOK, SAYS BOOK. by Richard Jackson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"As a celebration of the codex, it is but one of many; as a celebration of the surreal, it excels. (Picture book. 3-6)"
As a girl sits with her father reading a book, she goes on a fantastical adventure. 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 >
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 >
RED by Liesl Shurtliff
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"Fairy-tale fun with resonant depth makes for another solid outing. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
In another of her fairy-tale mashups, Shurtliff brings inventive new dimensions to Granny and Red, whom readers met in the companion book, Rump (2013). 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 >
SKATING WITH THE STATUE OF LIBERTY by Susan Lynn Meyer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"A sweet book that readers will find sneaks up on them. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Meyer's first book, Black Radishes (2010), was about a family's escape from the Nazis. This sequel may feel like a relief, at first.Read full book review >
CROSSING NIAGARA by Matt Tavares
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"A compressed, respectful glimpse at the achievements of a fascinating 19th-century daredevil. (author's note, selected bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Tavares reanimates the achievements of the French-born tightrope walker Jean-François Gravelet, aka "the Great Blondin"—first to cross over the Niagara River, in 1859. 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 >
Kirkus Interview
Melissa Sweet
author of SOME WRITER!
September 26, 2016

“SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, two-time Caldecott Honor winner and 2014 Kirkus Prize finalist Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White's granddaughter. “Like Charlotte, Sweet spins a terrific story,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A masterful biography that will enchant young readers.” View video >