Lone Wolf by Robin Mason
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2016

"A morally-sound hero who earns sympathy and cheers as a champion of the wildlife."
Mason, Robin LONE WOLF: BOOK TWO OF THE OLDENGLEN CHRONICLES A twelve-year-old boy's ability to communicate with animals may come in handy when revenge-minded bullies invade his family's land in Mason's (Oldenglen, 2015) middle-grade fantasy. Read full book review >
MR. KING'S MACHINE by Geneviève Côté
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2016

"Environmentalism for the nursery. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Mr. King—a vaguely lion-ish animal who stands upright—builds and uses an invention that harms his ecosystem in several ways. He quickly agrees with his friends' concerns and creates another that is beloved by all. Read full book review >

BALL by John Hutton
by John Hutton, illustrated by Sarah Jones
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2016

"A sweet but not essential book. (Board book. 2-3)"
A whole host of children presents a whole host of balls in this new installment in the Baby Unplugged series. Read full book review >
BABY SAYS…NO! by Alisa Coburn
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2016

"Patient parents and cajoling caregivers everywhere will say yes to this one. Baby may still say no, but no matter. There's always ice cream. (Board book. 2-5)"
The baby says no to everything…except ice cream! Read full book review >
READY FOR WEATHER by Sarah Jones
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2016

"A plainspoken and effective introduction to the spectrum of weather patterns, with color identification as a bonus. (Board book. 1-2)"
Little readers learn the value of dressing properly for various weather conditions. Read full book review >

JUST A LUCKY SO AND SO by Lesa Cline-Ransome
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2016

"Upbeat and celebratory—like Pops himself. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Cline-Ransome traces Armstrong's storied arc, from an impoverished New Orleans childhood to his apex as a giant of jazz. Read full book review >
PRAIRIE DOG SONG by Susan L. Roth
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2016

"An inspiration. (additional facts, timeline, glossary, sources) (Informational picture book. 5-12)"
Following their Sibert Award-winning Parrots Over Puerto Rico, Roth and Trumbore turn to prairie dogs.Read full book review >
CHICKEN LILY by Lori Mortensen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 29, 2016

"Nice addition to storytimes and good bibliotherapy for anyone who's a little chicken. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Lily the chicken is chicken. Read full book review >
ITTY BITTY KITTY AND THE RAINY PLAY DAY by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 29, 2016

"A good addition to stuck-inside storytimes. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Ava and Itty Bitty Kitty (who is anything but itty-bitty) have a day of indoor play. Read full book review >
ALLIE, FIRST AT LAST by Angela Cervantes
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 29, 2016

"A sweet middle-grade read that promotes compassion and empathy over competitiveness. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Nothing but a first-place trophy will do for a 10-year-old girl obsessed with living up to her family's name. Read full book review >
POSY THE PUPPY by Jane Clarke
by Jane Clarke, illustrated by Dynamo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 29, 2016

"It's twee, but it will have its audience. (Fantasy. 6-9)"
Cuddly animals everywhere are lucky to have Dr. KittyCat on call. Read full book review >
SUMMERLOST by Ally Condie
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 29, 2016

"Honest, lovely, and sad. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A year after losing two family members, a girl spends the summer in a small town with a Shakespeare festival. 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 >