CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Welcome permission to shake things up, with an important acknowledgment of the art form at the core of modern storytimes. (FAQ, sample storytime questions, glossary, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. Adult)"
An in-depth exploration of the author's Whole Book Approach: a way to slow storytime down and consider children's responses to art, design, and other visual elements. Read full book review >
CLOUD COUNTRY by Noah Klocek
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A crackerjack salute to the creations of the mind. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Who makes those clouds in the sky, anyway? Writer Becker and Pixar art director and story conceptualist Klocek are pretty sure it's a bunch of kids. Read full book review >

THE WHEELS ON THE TUK TUK by Kabir Sehgal
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"On the whole, the sheer liveliness of spirit behind the book's playful words and color-drenched illustrations carries the day. (Picture book. 4-8)"
While some poetic license has been taken with wording ("auto" is more widely used in India to refer to the titular vehicle than "tuk tuk"), Sehgal and Sehgal deliver a catchy, if at times stereotype-embracing, Indian version of the beloved classic children's song "Wheels on the Bus." Read full book review >
MURPHY IN THE CITY by Alice Provensen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"For children who love their dogs, hate long car rides, and fear the new and different (until they try it), much will be comforting in this unassuming, appealing tale. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The multicolored paw prints that cover the endpapers signal the return of Murphy-Stop-That, a small, loud terrier who lives on a farm (A Day in the Life of Murphy, 2003). Read full book review >
HOW MIRKA CAUGHT A FISH by Barry Deutsch
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"This consistently clever and thoughtful series hasn't lost a particle of momentum. (Graphic fantasy. 8-13)"
After previously battling a troll and then a meteorite, fearless, stubborn Mirka returns for a third outing, this time to save her family from a vengeful magical fish. Read full book review >

Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A YA adventure with ethereal prose and appealing characters."
In Dunn's YA sci-fi debut, set in a world where people can see glimpses of future events, one teenager sees a vision of herself killing her little sister. Read full book review >
OLD SCHOOL by Jeff Kinney
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Harmless fun that neither rocks the boat nor swings for the fences. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 8-12)"
The Wimpy Kid series marches on. Read full book review >
FINS, FLUFF AND OTHER STUFF by Bruno Merz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 2, 2015

"Lively, entertaining, and educational to boot. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little boy imagines all the different things he might be...and do. Read full book review >
SHEHEWE by Lee Nordling
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"Fun, adventure, misadventure, dragons, flying fish, and lots of color…maybe there's something for everyone in this thrice-told tale. (Graphic adventure. 4-8)"
Both literally and figuratively a three-story book, this follow-up to BirdCatDog (2014) and FishFishFish (2015) illustrates the fantasy adventures of a girl (she) and a boy (he), along with the real story of their picnic and playtime together (we).Read full book review >
CREEPY, CRAWLY CREATURES by Matthew Rake
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"Browsers' delights, but definitely not for the squeamish. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Ten of nature's little horrors, presented in a gallery of close-up photo portraits with all-too-detailed commentary. Read full book review >
THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP by Matt Doeden
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"An enjoyable if unfocused walk through football history. (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
A hodgepodge of football history pivots around the controversial ranking systems. Read full book review >
WAKE UP, SPRING by Katherine Ferrier
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"This daffy adventure kicks off a series, and readers will be hoping for a speedy return to Hotel Strange. (recipe for sponge cake) (Graphic fantasy. 7-11)"
The diminutive staff members of Hotel Strange find themselves dismayed when their guests all show up on opening day—March 21—and they are both completely unready and still swathed in snow. 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 >