SHRUNKEN TREASURES by Scott Nash
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"Children won't get the jokes; adult readers won't laugh at them. (closing notes) (Satire. 10-12, adult)"
With his "Versizer," a literary shrink ray, Nash condenses works of Homer, Shakespeare, Proust, and six other classic authors into illustrated light verse. Read full book review >
ANYTHING BUT ORDINARY ADDIE by Mara Rockliff
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

" An out-of-the-ordinary biography. (biographical research notes) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
Artwork and layout reminiscent of 19th-century posters and paper dolls tell the true tale of magician Adelaide Herrmann, once known as the Queen of Magic. Read full book review >

IN THE ANTARCTIC by Ella Bailey
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"An appealing introduction to Antarctica that appropriately fosters a child's sense of wonder without adding a layer of worry about its future. (Informational picture book. 2-5)"
After a last breakfast with her parents on a frozen coast, a young Adélie penguin spends a long summer feeding in the cold ocean, followed by an even longer dark winter resting on the ice until the sun rises the following spring. Read full book review >
HELLO, HIPPO! GOODBYE, BIRD! by Kristyn Crow
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"Though unlikely-friendship tales are a dime a dozen, this humorous, fun-filled take is well worth a look. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A solitary hippo tries to escape a pesky bird until it realizes having a pal may not be such a bad thing. Read full book review >
GRANDAD'S ISLAND by Benji Davies
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"Wistful, tender, and lovely. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Syd and his grandfather share a world of imagination and endless, boundless love. Read full book review >

BRAVE LIKE ME by Barbara Kerley
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"Heartfelt and necessary. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The ache and loneliness felt when missing a family member on deployment comes through in this photo essay about children of military and government personnel. Read full book review >
ARE WE THERE YET? by Dan Santat
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"A multilayered, modern-day parable reminding readers there's no greater gift than the present. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A car trip to visit Grandma on her birthday feels like "an eternity." What happens when you just get too bored? Read full book review >
CODY AND THE MYSTERIES OF THE UNIVERSE by Tricia  Springstubb
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"A perennial message, 'different strokes for different folks,' delivered with affection and tolerance, 21st-century style. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Cody's impatient for Spencer Pickett's family to move in with his grandma, GG; as readers of the series' first installment know, waiting isn't Cody's strong suit. Read full book review >
FROM WOLF TO WOOF by Hudson Talbott
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"The concise narrative, cohesive design, and well-executed illustrations make this story easy to understand and appreciate. (author's note, websites, bibliography) (Picture book. 3-8)"
Talbott presents an imaginative origin for the early human-wolf bond and explores how that bond changed both species. Read full book review >
GO TO SLEEP, MONSTER! by Kevin Cornell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"A lovely, humorous exploration of all the things that keep us up at night. (Picture book. 4-8)"
George can't seem to go to sleep. Read full book review >
THE LAST MONSTER by Ginger Garrett
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"An uneven but entertaining approach to mixed mythologies. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Introspective Sofia, a recent cancer survivor midway through seventh grade, acquires both a prosthetic leg and an unlooked-for role: Guardian of monsters. Read full book review >
THE WHALE by Vita Murrow
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"Wordless, with masterful artwork and an intriguing narrative undertow, this whale's tale will transfix. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Two tenacious preteens (one lanky, long-haired, and light-skinned, the other bespectacled, short-haired, and slightly darker-skinned) strive to get to the briny bottom of a 50-year-old local legend and prove the Great Spotted Whale swims in their town's harbor. 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 >