The Adventures of Maesee Peek by Janet Hébert
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 10, 2016

"An absolute delight, featuring a quirky, resourceful doll heroine."
In Hébert's illustrated debut children's book, a cloth doll with a special gold monocle, watch, and bustle gets lost and goes on adventures. Read full book review >
DOROTHEA'S EYES by Barb Rosenstock
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 8, 2016

"An excellent beginner's resource for biography, U.S. history, and women's studies. (author's note, bibliography, resources, timeline) (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
This brief, illustrated biography explores how the life of pioneering photojournalist Dorothea Lange influenced her art. Read full book review >

YAKS YAK by Linda Sue Park
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 8, 2016

"An excellent and entertaining vocabulary builder: pair this with Betsy Rosenthal's An Ambush of Tigers, 2015, illustrated by Jago, for more clever, educational wordplay. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Park and Reinhardt present 18 animal homograph pairs that illustrate for readers what they mean. Read full book review >
MY LIFE WITH THE LIARS by Caela Carter
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 8, 2016

"A searing story with a pat though hopeful resolution. (Fiction. 9-14)"
An abused and starving child, rescued from the compound of a cult in the Arizona desert, adjusts to the outside world. Read full book review >
FRESH DELICIOUS by Irene Latham
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 8, 2016

"Whimsical poems will inspire readers to play with their fruits and vegetables. (Picture book/poetry. 3-8)"
A collection of lively poems celebrate edible delights from the farmers market. Read full book review >

QUICK, LITTLE MONKEY! by Sarah L. Thomson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 8, 2016

"Exciting jungle high jinks starring one adorable little monkey and her protective Papa. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-7)"
Clinging to her father's back, Little Monkey travels safely across jungle treetops until one day she's distracted and tumbles downward to the dark forest floor, where hungry predators lurk. Read full book review >
MY LIFE IN PICTURES by Deborah Zemke
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 8, 2016

"Readers will find inspiration to write, draw, explore, and imagine. (Fiction. 6-8)"
Zemke introduces a creative, young protagonist whose skilled artistry captures imagination in a new series for early readers. Read full book review >
FAIRY TALES FOR MR. BARKER by Jessica Ahlberg
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 8, 2016

"A fairy-tale mashup light as a feather and pretty as a sunny morning. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The scion of Janet and Allan Ahlberg continues the family tradition with another novelty fractured fairy tale—actually, make that tales. Read full book review >
FAR FROM FAIR by Elana K. Arnold
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 8, 2016

"An affecting, delicately handled story of growing up. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Odette Zyskoski's life is being ruined by her parents' decision to sell their house and head north in an RV they've dubbed the Coach. Read full book review >
MUTT'S PROMISE by Julie Salamon
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 8, 2016

"Emotional depth, adventure, and puppies—highly satisfying. (Adventure. 7-12)"
Three puppies learn empowering life lessons in this middle-grade tale. Read full book review >
I AM BEAR by Ben Bailey Smith
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 8, 2016

"Mixing the melodies of hip-hop with the antics of preadolescence makes this colorful picture book a charming read for young rap fans and beginning readers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In this character debut from U.K. rapper Doc Brown (writing as Smith), readers meet the scrappy, edgy Bear, who moves about the day with slick rhymes and even slicker pranks. Read full book review >
PUDDLE by Hyewon Yum
by Hyewon Yum, illustrated by Hyewon Yum
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 8, 2016

"Yum deftly ties moods, weather, parenting, and the power of art together. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When a child's mood is dampened by a rainy day, Mom comes to the rescue using her imagination, some crayons, and praiseworthy redirection. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
author of SEINFELDIA
August 22, 2016

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s new bestseller Seinfeldia is the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of two guys who went out for coffee and dreamed up Seinfeld —the cultural sensation that changed television and bled into the real world. Comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld never thought anyone would watch their silly little sitcom about a New York comedian sitting around talking to his friends. NBC executives didn’t think anyone would watch either, but they bought it anyway, hiding it away in the TV dead zone of summer. But against all odds, viewers began to watch, first a few and then many, until nine years later nearly 40 million Americans were tuning in weekly. In Seinfeldia, TV historian and entertainment writer Armstrong celebrates the creators and fans of this American television phenomenon, bringing readers behind-the-scenes of the show while it was on the air and into the world of devotees for whom it never stopped being relevant, a world where the Soup Nazi still spends his days saying “No soup for you!” “Armstrong’s intimate, breezy history is full of gossipy details, show trivia, and insights into how famous episodes came to be,” our reviewer writes. “Perfect for Seinfeldians and newcomers alike.” View video >