SKATING WITH THE STATUE OF LIBERTY by Susan Lynn Meyer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"A sweet book that readers will find sneaks up on them. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Meyer's first book, Black Radishes (2010), was about a family's escape from the Nazis. This sequel may feel like a relief, at first.Read full book review >
CROSSING NIAGARA by Matt Tavares
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"A compressed, respectful glimpse at the achievements of a fascinating 19th-century daredevil. (author's note, selected bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Tavares reanimates the achievements of the French-born tightrope walker Jean-François Gravelet, aka "the Great Blondin"—first to cross over the Niagara River, in 1859. Read full book review >

THE PALACE OF GLASS by Django Wexler
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"A busy continuing saga filled with fantastical drama and feisty finagling. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Alice Creighton is out for revenge in this third book in Wexler's Forbidden Library series. Read full book review >
THE LAST FIFTH GRADE OF EMERSON ELEMENTARY by Laura Shovan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"Readers may wonder if they really needed a poem for every day of the school year. (glossary, guide to poetic forms) (Verse novel. 8-12)"
This novel in verse is a remarkable feat of mimicry. The poems sound exactly like they were written by real fifth-graders. Read full book review >
KNOCK!KNOCK! by Gita Wolf
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"A wonder. (Novelty. 5-8)"
Innovative design meets a classic lost-and-found story in this remarkable Japanese import. Read full book review >

MAYBE SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL by F. Isabel Campoy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"An inspiring and wistful message wrapped up in a subtle, thoughtful narrative and lively, beautiful art: simply superb. (authors' note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
In a neighborhood full of gray, young Mira shares her colorful art (and heart) with the world beyond her window. Read full book review >
COUNTING THYME by Melanie Conklin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"Thyme's remarkable perseverance and resilience will inspire readers of Conklin's compassionate tale. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Her younger brother's critical illness and a transcontinental move create upheaval in 11-year-old Thyme's life. Read full book review >
SECRET TREE FORT by Brianne Farley
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"Like a beloved box rattling with tiny, precious, ferreted things, this delightful picture book holds small, wonderfully specific insights into childhood imaginings, feelings, and frustrations. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A little sister's entreaties to come play go unheard by her bookworm big sister, so she conjures a tree fort sure to get her attention. Read full book review >
SHADOW MAGIC by Joshua Khan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"A kingdom that embraces darkness but not evil is an interesting concept but not enough to make up for choppy pacing and flat characters; here's hoping the sequel is better balanced. (map, cast of characters) (Fantasy. 9-13)"
A woodcutter's son's and a new queen's paths intertwine in this debut middle-grade high fantasy. Read full book review >
I WON A WHAT? by Audrey Vernick
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"A whale of a tale. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Move over Clifford the Big Red Dog—here's a new take on the big-pet story. Read full book review >
YOU MUST BE THIS TALL by Steven Weinberg
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"Humorously speaks to kids' frustrations but doesn't support rule-following. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Tongue-in-cheek humor explores that age-old conundrum facing every child who is too short to ride some exciting attraction. Read full book review >
MAGGIE AND MICHAEL GET DRESSED by Denise Fleming
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"The joyful celebration of common activity radiates from every page. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Michael's mother informs him that it is time to get dressed, but he has other ideas. 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 >