I LOVE YOU...ALWAYS by Astrid Desbordes
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 25, 2016

"This import from France delivers a message kids never tire of hearing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A mother explains to her child that she will always love him, no matter what. Read full book review >
BLUE AND OTHER COLORS by Phaidon Publishing
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 25, 2016

"An excellent read to kick-start an evolution in budding artist's minds. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
The fine art of Matisse introduces little readers to colors. Read full book review >

FREDDY THE FROGCASTER AND THE TERRIBLE TORNADO by Janice Dean
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 25, 2016

"Best read for its informational content. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Freddy the Frogcaster learns about tornadoes. Read full book review >
FRAME AND THE MCGUIRE by Joanna M. Weston
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 24, 2016

"A promising debut novel with a brave, endearing female protagonist. (Historical mystery. 8-12)"
Fifth-grader Frame is thrown into a sharp learning curve after she and her brother, Ranger, discover family friend Uncle Tam's dead body in a river. Read full book review >
ANIMAL TALK by Cynthia Weill
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 23, 2016

"A beautiful, playful, childcentric approach to language learning—and if it spawns conversations about dialects, so much the better. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Continuing her First Concepts in Mexican Folk Art series, Weill presents 15 animals and their sounds in both English and Spanish, accompanied by models crafted by Fuentes and Broa. Read full book review >

Dreadlands by Jaimie Engle
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 22, 2016

"A solid, journeyman effort that shows signs of trying to break free of epic-fantasy tropes but never truly flies."
Engle (The Dredge, 2015, etc.) weaves Viking lore, animalistic shape-shifters, and coming-of-age adventure into a fantasy epic. Read full book review >
NOTHING UP MY SLEEVE by Diana López
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 19, 2016

"A clever reveal highlights this appealing, Latino cast. (author's note, resources) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Three 12-year-old friends dedicate a summer to practicing the art of magic, but the real trick lies in dealing not simply with cards, but with their differences. Read full book review >
LITTLE LOLA SAVES THE SHOW by Julie Saab
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 19, 2016

"Lola, an unscheduled addition to a student production, triumphs. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A frisky feline makes her stage debut. Read full book review >
OH NO, ASTRO! by Matt Roeser
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 19, 2016

"Informative, dynamic, rich in vocabulary, and quite funny. (suggested reading) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Jostled out of his orbit, a confrontation-averse animate asteroid prone to courtly speech finds himself heading for a perilous, unexpected, fast-track encounter with planet Earth. Read full book review >
RED'S PLANET by Eddie Pittman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 19, 2016

"A first volume that's truly lively and entertaining; expect a vociferous cry for the next installment. (Graphic science fiction. 7-12)"
A preteen girl frustrated with her life in the foster-care system finds herself redefining family when she unexpectedly crash-lands on an alien planet. Read full book review >
GOOD NIGHT OWL by Greg Pizzoli
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 19, 2016

"A funny tale about stress and an ever upping ante, with a comforting end. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Something is preventing Owl from falling asleep. Read full book review >
LEGGINGS REVOLT by Monique Polak
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 19, 2016

"Thin but nevertheless intriguing. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Eric has just moved to a new school with a strict principal. However, Mr. Germinato seems most concerned with the school dress code, which applies only to girls. 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 >