YOGA FOR KIDS by Lorena V. Pajalunga
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"A gentle introduction to yoga for young children and anyone who loves animals. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A young yogi takes inspiration from the zoo. Read full book review >
GROUNDHOG'S DILEMMA by Kristen Remenar
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"A sly and funny take on truth-telling and friendship. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Announcing six more weeks of winter earns Groundhog both friends and grumblers. Read full book review >

THE SEVEN VOYAGES OF SINBAD THE SAILOR by Said
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Ageless yarn-spinning, if not quite so laced with thrilling melodrama as John Yeoman and Quentin Blake's rendition (1997). (Folk tales. 10-13)"
Bright-eyed beneath a huge, floppy turban, an ever optimistic merchant sets out again and again on rocky roads to riches in this lighthearted version of the classic Arabian Nights adventures, from two Iranian expats.Read full book review >
I LOVE YOU, BABY by Giles Andreae
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"For new siblings who are pretty solid in knowing their body parts. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Andreae and Dodd continue to explore family relationships (I Love My Mommy, 2011; I Love My Daddy, 2012) with this look at the towheaded toddler's love for his new sibling. Read full book review >
I LOVE YOU ALREADY! by Jory John
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Rather one-note; storytime may be lively with all the repeated phrases, but the story's not likely to garner many rereads. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Duck and Bear, the early bird/night owl opposites from Goodnight Already! (2014), are back, and this time the pair are the textbook definitions of extrovert and introvert.Read full book review >

THE LOVE PUG by Jennifer Sattler
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Thin stuff; for a satisfying love story aimed at the preschool set, seek out Robert Munsch's aforementioned classic. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The odd couple gets a visit from a lady pug who is immediately smitten with Pug, aka Wonder Pug, at least according to Chick's boasts. Read full book review >
HEDGEHUGS by Steve Wilson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"It's sweet, but it thematically (and eponymously) replicates Dan Pinto and Benn Sutton's Hedgehug (2011)—with much less verve. (Picture book. 2-5)"
How do you hug if you're a hedgehog? Read full book review >
THE CURSE OF THE CHOCOLATE PHOENIX by Kate Saunders
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"It's official: more magical chocolate equals even more perceptive and magical fun for all. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Magical 11-year-old twins Lily and Oz Spoffard must stop an evil witch from the malicious use of time-traveling chocolate and talking animals in this sequel to The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop (2013).Read full book review >
A JOURNEY THROUGH THE HUMAN BODY by Steve Parker
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Skips a few stops but should leave young tourists with a taste for further outings into their innards. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
Even the broccoli and green peas sport happy smiles on their ways down the hatch in this effervescent tour of human body systems. Read full book review >
AN ENGLISH YEAR by Tania McCartney
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"No more than a quick shuffle, but for young readers who can Mind the Gap, the flavour does come through. (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
Foods, festivals, and frolics mingle in this 12-month tour through England's calendar of traditions old and, well, older. Read full book review >
LOLA AND I by Chiara Valentina Segré
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"A truly inclusive, heartfelt (guide) dog tale. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A picture book honored internationally for its depiction of disability portrays the friendship between a girl and her dog. Read full book review >
NUGGET ON TOP OF THE WORLD by Hans de Beer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"While there is a nugget of appeal in the illustrations of the endearing puppy, this effort falls short in its intended thematic journey. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In this Swiss import, a young dachshund puppy named Nugget explores the world outside his home, comparing his own small stature with larger animals and structures. 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 >