Hervé Tullet has done it again. Famous for Press Here (2011), the French illustrator brings child and adult into his books and makes them active participants. This time, he says Let’s Play! (Chronicle, $15.99) in his latest book-as-game adventure. This witty title includes Tullet’s simple yet evocative blue, yellow, and red dots, along with dark lines and corners as well as brighter obstacles. And now the yellow dot, the protagonist, has a personality! Try this book, be entertained, and draw your young ones away from their screens. Ages 4-7.

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ISBN: 9781452154770
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 29th, 2016

Coretta Scott King Honor author G. Neri has spun a Southern tale about Truman Capote and Harper Lee’s childhood friendship in Depression-era Alabama. Tru & Nelle (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $16.99) are eccentric in their own ways, but are drawn to each other by their shared love of a good story. Both children become enamored with Sherlock Holmes mysteries and strive to find their own mystery in their small town. The concluding author’s note provides a brief but enlightening biography of Tru and Nelle’s lifelong relationship. Neri’s story is a charming and entertaining tale that also gives a glimpse into the lives of two beloved American authors. Ages 9-12.

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By G. Neri
ISBN: 9780544699601
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Published: Clarion Books - March 1st, 2016

It’s hot, it’s sticky, it’s New York City in the ‘70s, and it’s the Summer of Sam. Nora Lopez’s confusing teenage life in Queens is now even more so thanks to this period of serious unrest. Nora is bright and brave in the face of a disturbed and violent brother, an absent father, a pervasive fear of being out on the streets, and the usual ups and downs of adolescence. Meg Medina’s enthralling novel Burn Baby Burn (Candlewick, $17.99) is page-turning historical fiction that immerses you in Nora’s world, from her darkest fears to the friendships (and romance!) that keep her going. Ages 13-17.

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ISBN: 9780763674670
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Published: Candlewick - March 8th, 2016