OWL HOWL AND THE BLU-BLU by Paul Friester
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2016

"One wonders how much longer the forest animals will respond sympathetically to Little Owl's howls. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In her third outing (Owl Howl, 2011, etc.), Little Owl once again howls, this time in a toddler-esque fit over an escaped Blu-Blu.Read full book review >
AS TIME WENT BY by José Sanabria
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2016

"A lovely, rich book to spend time with. (Picture book. 4-8)"
South American artist Sanabria offers a picture book about a ship and so much more. Read full book review >

CLOTH LULLABY by Amy Novesky
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2016

"Splendid visual and verbal introduction to little-known artist Louise Bourgeois. (author's note; photos, sources) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
This biography of 20th-century French artist Louise Bourgeois explores childhood experiences influencing her work. Read full book review >
THE STONE THROWER by Jael Ealey Richardson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2016

"An inspiring though incomplete story of adversity and discrimination. (Picture book/biography. 6-8)"
An African-American football player is denied an American football career. Read full book review >
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 >
WHO IS SMILING? by Yusuke Yonezu
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2016

"A playful romp. (Board book. 1-3)"
Die-cut holes transform shapes into smiling critters. Read full book review >
BIG CITY EXPLORER by Maggie Li
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2016

"Problematic for libraries due to the detachable token, but like Mary Javins' 3-D World Atlas and Tour (2008), the gimmick isn't indispensable to the journey. (review quizzes) (Informational novelty. 6-8)"
A penguin guide conducts prospective tourists on a whirlwind flight over 28 world cities. Read full book review >
ONCE I HEARD A LITTLE WOMBAT by Renée  Treml
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2016

"A passable visit to the bush. (Board books. 1-3)"
The Australian Outback springs to life. Read full book review >
USBORNE BABY'S VERY FIRST PLAYBOOK CATS & DOGS by Fiona Watt
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2016

"Put this one into the busy hands of little ones just beginning to explore books. Good for solo exploration and one-on-one sharing. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
A simple, interactive, lift-the-flap board book for babes. Read full book review >
BABAK THE BEETLE by Fred Paronuzzi
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2016

"Young readers will laugh at first, but the certainty that such altruism will go unrewarded gives the 'yolk' an off odor; Lindsay Ward's similarly themed When Blue Met Egg (2012) offers at least a concluding morsel of comfort. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this Gallic import, mistaken identity leads to a demonstration of the saw that no good deed goes unpunished. 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 >