LET'S PLAY by Hervé Tullet
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 29, 2016

"Playful indeed. Preschoolers will line up for a turn. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Another digital (in the original sense of the term) adventure from the reigning grand master of no-tech gaming. Read full book review >
THE ANTS GO MARCHING by Priscilla Burris
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 29, 2016

"A picnic with marching, singing, and counting equals fun for toddlers. (Board book. 1-3)"
March along with these cheerful ants, but wait—are they stealing the picnic or rescuing it from the rain? Read full book review >

Lady Lucy's Quest by Karen Gross
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 29, 2016

"A familiar, well-illustrated riff on fairy tales with a strong message about following one's dreams."
A girl embarks on a journey, defying her village's gender norms in this picture book from Gross (Failure and Forgiveness, 1997) and two impressive young artists.Read full book review >
FORENSICS SQUAD UNLEASHED by Monique Polak
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2016

"Science and courage make for an appealing mystery for dog lovers. (Mystery. 8-11)"
A 13-year-old budding criminal analyst gets to go to forensics day camp in the summer and also finds a real mystery to crack. Read full book review >
CAN I EAT THAT? by Joshua David Stein
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2016

"Tempting fare for venturesome children, with a few tidbits for hipster parents who spend more time in restaurants than kitchens or farmers markets. (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
Wordplay and food play combine as an artist and a food critic explore edibles well beyond peanut butter and jelly. Read full book review >

THIS IS NOT A BOOK by Jean Jullien
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2016

"A decidedly mixed bag of ideas that does not quite come together. (Board book. 3-5)"
This unusual board book is a visual ode to both the rectangular and things that open and close. Read full book review >
Teen Angel by M. C. Syben
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2016

"A wily, tender bit of Christian-oriented fantasy that's also likely to entertain the skeptical.
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In Syben's debut YA novel, a teenage girl learns life's lessons—in the afterlife. Read full book review >
The Path to Misery by Victoria Steele Logue
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2016

"A page-turning fantasy set in a richly textured world, made all the more delightful by a thoughtful yet spirited heroine and her wonderfully oddball companions."
A sheltered princess's desire to travel before her arranged marriage places her at the center of a legendary quest in this YA novel. Read full book review >
The Improbable Rise of Paco Jones by Dominic Carrillo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 26, 2016

"A fun, amusing tale about the beautiful torment of young hearts and hormones at play."
A poor, persecuted eighth-grade boy falls for a popular girl in a posh school. Read full book review >
GREEN BEAN! GREEN BEAN! by Patricia Thomas
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 25, 2016

"An interestingly presented and well-written story of gardening for the young ones, but it's brought low by its illustrations. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Scarlet runner beans planted by a little girl grow in their natural cycle in this picture book. Read full book review >
Can A Princess Be A Firefighter? by Carole P. Roman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 25, 2016

"A sweet celebration of girlhood that embraces both the traditional and the progressive."
A parent offers a world of ideas for daughters when they grow up in this illustrated ode to girls. Read full book review >
Hazelwood Academy by Daniel Bandor
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 25, 2016

"A derivative take on the magical boarding school novel that offers little entertainment."
In this YA fantasy novel, students attend a magical boarding school where they learn spells, play Mageball, and contend against evil forces. 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 >