COWPOKE CLYDE RIDES THE RANGE by Lori Mortensen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"Another doggone funny cowboy caper chock full o' chuckles. (Picture book. 3-8)"
That ol' rascal Cowpoke Clyde is back in the saddle again for another rollicking ride on the range (Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg, 2013), this time on one of them newfangled machines called a bicycle.Read full book review >
THIS IS NOT A PICTURE BOOK by Sergio Ruzzier
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"This is a (great) picture book! (Picture book. 4-8)"
A metafictive delight of a picture book. Read full book review >

THE MINISTRY OF GHOSTS by Alex Shearer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"Ghost-story fans won't be disappointed in the end, if they can slog that far through all the low-wattage civil-service satire. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
The threat of imminent shutdown prompts a small government agency to hire a pair of young independent contractors to capture a ghost in this British import. Read full book review >
PRETTY MINNIE IN HOLLYWOOD by Danielle Steel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"Fluffy and shallow but sweet, with an exuberant effect, from the sparking glitter on the cover to the cast party with 'Pupcake Cupcakes' at the end. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A white French girl named Françoise takes her tiny dog along when she accompanies her fashion-designer mother to Hollywood to work on a movie in this second series outing (Pretty Minnie in Paris, 2014). Read full book review >
THE WIENER STRIKES BACK by Max Brallier
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"Total fluff, often making not a lick of sense (in a good way), this will satisfy the appetites of fans of the first—but reading that first is a must (or there will be fewer licks of sense). (Graphic/science-fiction hybrid. 7-10)"
The proprietors of Galactic Hot Dogs return for more evil-bashing high jinks aboard the Neon Weiner.Read full book review >

DIANA'S WHITE HOUSE GARDEN by Elisa Carbone
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"An important piece of our history brought down to a child's level. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 4-10)"
Based on a true story, Carbone's story shines a light on the little girl who became the face of the first White House victory garden. Read full book review >
FLORA AND THE PEACOCKS by Molly Idle
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"Design, engineering, and art intersect to deliver a virtuoso interpretation of the pitfalls and pleasures of triads. (Picture book. 3-7)"
While Idle's previous titles (Flora and the Flamingo, 2013, etc.) feature her young, white dancer with a single avian partner, this story presents a pas de trois. Read full book review >
WHOOSH! by Chris Barton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"A delightfully child-friendly and painfully necessary diversification of the science field. (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
A tinkering African-American boy grows up to become the inventor of a very popular toy. Read full book review >
WHOSE STORY IS THIS, ANYWAY? by Mike Flaherty
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"It seems like the question isn't 'whose story is it?' at book's end, but what other stories might have arisen through these characters? (Picture book. 4-6)"
A metafictive text introduces a bevy of exciting characters. Read full book review >
MISSION IMPAWSIBLE by Daphne Maple
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"Perhaps this effort will appeal to pet lovers. (Fiction. 9-12)"
In the first of a new series, seventh-grader Kim combines her talent and enthusiasm for working with animals with her need to undertake a community service project for school. Read full book review >
BE GLAD YOUR DAD...(IS NOT AN OCTOPUS!) by Matthew Logelin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"This tries too hard to be funny…and misses. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A pair of siblings explores the reasons why a dad of another species would be way worse than the dad they have now. Read full book review >
TRUNK TO TRUNKLET by Jorge Luján
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"Striking, retro-looking artwork cannot save the stumbling verses. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This Mexican import explores the many ways animal moms take care of their babies. 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 >