I LOVE YOU MORE AND MORE by Nicky Benson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"A particularly soppy, sloppy addition to an already-overstuffed genre. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A bear cub gets a load of lyrical loving from a lumbering parent in this nature walk. Read full book review >
YOU MADE ME A MOTHER by Laurenne Sala
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"Motherhood has rarely been summed up so succinctly or so well. (Picture book. 4-7)"
With just the right touches of humor to balance the sentiment, Sala neatly encapsulates motherhood. Read full book review >

BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON by Stephanie Shaw
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"A winsome addition to the bedtime-storybook stack. (Board book. 1-3)"
A little fawn is coaxed into bed. Read full book review >
THE BERENSTAIN BEARS MOTHER'S DAY BLESSINGS by Mike Berenstain
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"This Mother's Day tale is rather limited in its audience to those who can afford fancy brunch after their own religious services, contrary to its apparent message that being together is all that matters. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The Berenstains' son adds a Mother's Day entry to the series, continuing the adventures of the Bear family with a religious focus. Read full book review >
SPLISH SPLASH by Jonathan Litton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"Suddenly seeing the shark's 'big grin' may prompt easily startled children to join the final scene's diverse array of marine life in beating a hasty retreat. The first time through, at least. (Pop-up picture book. 3-5)"
Smiling sea creatures hiding behind big flaps pop up to play in this gallery for "Little Snappers." Read full book review >

JONAH AND THE BIG FISH by Susan Collins Thoms
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"To introduce the literal version of the Bible story this is an acceptable choice, but since it lacks complexity and nuance, one wonders whether the story shouldn't be saved for an older audience that's ready for it. (Board book. 2-4)"
A popular Sunday school story in board-book format. Read full book review >
FINDING FIRST WORDS AND MORE! by Libby Walden
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"A colorful and informative expansion of a little babbler's vocabulary. (Board book. 1-3)"
Little readers learn loads of words. Read full book review >
Atlantis Quest by Gloria Craw
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"Another captivating installment in a YA series that will appeal to fans of paranormal romances with strong-willed heroines."
After saving herself—and humanity—from a terrifying supernatural threat, Alison McKye is once again tasked with defending herself and her loved ones in Craw's sequel to Atlantis Rising (2015).Read full book review >
I WANT TO BE AN ASTRONAUT by Ruby Brown
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"This will fill curricular demand, but don't expect it to launch any astronaut's career. (Board book. 2-4)"
A board book attempts to answer the age-old question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Read full book review >
I LOVE MY DADDY by Jonathan Litton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"It's a cute idea and an obvious choice for a nice Mother's or Father's Day present for new parents, but neither title is memorable enough to become a storytime staple. (Board book. 1-3)"
Dads are given gold stars by their young. Read full book review >
HELLO BABY! by Tiger Tales
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"An acceptably simple confection, about as necessary for a baby as candy. (Board book. 1-3)"
Lion's fabric mane on the cover promises excitement within. Read full book review >
BIG FISH LITTLE FISH by Jonathan Litton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"A fishy tale that doesn't quite swim in the crowded sea of concept books. (Board book. 2-4)"
A mix of marine-life fact and fiction introduces opposites. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Andrea Beaty
August 30, 2016

In Andrea Beaty and David Roberts’ new picture book Ada Twist, Scientist is like her classmates, builder Iggy and inventor Rosie: scientist Ada, a character of color, has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose? When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it’s up to her to find the source. Not afraid of failure, she embarks on a fact-finding mission and conducts scientific experiments, all in the name of discovery. But this time, her experiments lead to even more stink and get her into trouble! Inspired by real-life makers such as Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, Ada Twist, Scientist champions girl power and women scientists, and brings welcome diversity to picture books about girls in science. “Cool and stylish,” our reviewer writes. View video >