SCAREDY CAT by Courtney Sheinmel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2016

"As in her other, now-numerous outings, Stella is a likable child; it's pleasant to spend some time with her. (Fiction. 5-9)"
Stella Batts, somewhat intrepid third-grader, is back for another adventure, and this time she's worried about bad luck—and ghosts.Read full book review >
DRAGONFLY KITES by Tomson Highway
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2016

"At once a celebration of heritage, the wilderness, and imagination, this book is a breath of fresh northern air. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A bilingual English/Cree picture book describes the lakeside summer idylls of brothers Joe and Cody. Read full book review >

PINNY IN SUMMER by Joanne Schwartz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2016

"Whether used as a read-aloud or a bridge between early readers and chapter books, a serene treat. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An agreeable young girl named Pinny enjoys her version of a perfect day near the sea. Read full book review >
THUMBELINA by Xanthe Gresham Knight
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 30, 2016

"A very pleasant and graceful new version packaged in a small trim size that suits the heroine and young readers/listeners as well. (Fantasy. 5-9)"
The oft-adapted tale of the tiny girl who has big adventures. Read full book review >
MY BABY CROCODILE by Gaëtan  Dorémus
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 27, 2016

"A tender episode, if an odd one. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A huge crocodile and a tiny knight in pointy-visored armor bond—but, as might be expected, there are difficulties. Read full book review >

THE WORST NIGHT EVER by Dave Barry
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"An inferior sequel whose only real crime is not meeting the highs of its predecessor. (Thriller. 10-14)"
Wyatt Palmer returns for another adventure. Read full book review >
LITTLE SHAQ TAKES A CHANCE by Shaquille O'Neal
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"A solid sequel, easily accessible to readers who missed Volume 1. (Fiction. 5-8)"
A fictionalized young Shaquille O'Neal returns for a second illustrated story about life beyond the basketball court. Read full book review >
THE MOST IMPORTANT THING by Avi
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"What Oedipus didn't know about the intricacies of father/son kinship could fill a book—and has. (Short stories. 10 & up)"
Multiaward-winning author Avi asks as an epigraph, "What's the most important thing you can do for your son?" Read full book review >
STICK CAT by Tom Watson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"Stick Cat…drawn to be a hero. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-11)"
When disaster strikes in the high-rise across the street, what can two kitties do? Read full book review >
EXPLORERS OF THE WILD by Cale Atkinson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"It will be the very stubborn couch potato who doesn't set out, walking stick and bag of essentials in hand, to explore after reading this. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Two intrepid explorers celebrate their love of the great outdoors. Read full book review >
JACK'S WORRY by Sam Zuppardi
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"Ideal antidote for anxious kids facing their own Worries. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A boy's fear of playing his trumpet at his first concert nearly overwhelms him until he confides in his mother. Read full book review >
POISON IS NOT POLITE by Robin Stevens
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"A first-rate whodunit, reminiscent of a game of Clue and terrific preparation for the works of Agatha Christie. (Historical mystery. 10-14)"
Wells and Wong return in a classic country-estate mystery. 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 >