DINOSAUR DAYS by Joyce Milton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 22, 2014

"Eye candy and intellectual nourishment alike for newly independent readers. (Informational early reader. 6-8)"
A classic informational early reader gets a substantial, long-overdue update. Read full book review >
OLIVER AND THE SEAWIGS by Philip Reeve
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 22, 2014

"Readers' ribs aren't the only ones that get a vigorous tickle in this aquatic escapade. (Fantasy. 8-10)"
Receiving help from a nearsighted mermaid and a self-propelling island with self-esteem issues, a young lad sets out to rescue his explorer parents. Read full book review >

DOUG UNPLUGS ON THE FARM by Dan Yaccarino
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 22, 2014

"A fine farm story that doubles nicely as a lesson about experiential learning. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Doug is back, and he's ready for hands-on fun and learning down on the farm. Read full book review >
A NEW FRIEND FOR MARMALADE by Alison Reynolds
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 22, 2014

"This will resonate with parents who are in denial about their progeny's consistently disruptive behavior. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little boy who disrupts the play of two girls and their pet cat finds redemption but no real consequences. Read full book review >
MY PET BOOK by Bob Staake
by Bob Staake, illustrated by Bob Staake
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 22, 2014

"One of Staake's sillier, more ebullient outings—and that's saying something. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this cheer for books and reading, a boy wants a pet—but one that's easy, lacks fleas and won't run away. Read full book review >

WINGS OF WAR by John Wilson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 22, 2014

"A fine, old-fashioned-feeling coming-of-age tale set in the World War I skies. (Historical fiction. 9-14)"
Sixteen-year-old Edward Simpson dreams of being a pilot, and World War I affords him the opportunity. Read full book review >
GALAXY'S MOST WANTED by John Kloepfer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 22, 2014

"This offers a few smiles and a laugh or two while readers wait for the sequel. (Science fiction/humor. 8-11)"
STEM camp is nerd heaven—until the aliens descend. Read full book review >
THE SHADOW LANTERN by Teresa Flavin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 22, 2014

"For most readers, the first two mysteries will have sufficed. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
In this, their third art adventure, Sunni and Blaise are inexorably pulled back to the painting The Mariner's Return to Arcadia in Blackhope Tower, the setting of their first encounter with the artist/sorcerer Fausto Corvo and villain Soranzo (The Blackhope Enigma, 2011). Read full book review >
LITTLE LUCY GOES TO SCHOOL by Ilene Cooper
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 22, 2014

"Children will likely long to see a dog in their own schools as they decode their ways to reading success. (Early reader. 6-8)"
A curious beagle who gets loose in school sees all sorts of new things in this early-reader tale that has faint echoes of "The Gingerbread Man." Read full book review >
THE SECRET OF THE KEY by Marianne Malone
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 22, 2014

"A disappointing (probable) end to a series that should have been better, given its promising concept. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
In the concluding Sixty-Eight Rooms adventure, Ruthie and Jack finally recognize the enormous power and great danger that magic can bring. Read full book review >
FAMILY TIES by Gary Paulsen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 22, 2014

"Another funny episode in a well-meaning (sort of, anyway) kid's life. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Kevin, 14 and no stranger to hyperbole, is back for a fifth humor-infused outing as he tries valiantly to deal with his often bizarre extended family (Vote, 2013, etc.). Read full book review >
NINJA BOY GOES TO SCHOOL by N.D. Wilson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 22, 2014

"A book for those who see school as a prison to be escaped; this is about as strongly anti-school as a picture book gets. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A young ninja shows off some skills for school. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Liane Moriarty
author of BIG LITTLE LIES
July 28, 2014

Liane Moriarty had a major breakout bestseller last year with The Husband's Secret. The day before her new novel Big Little Lies is released, we ask Moriarty about her big success and the heart of her latest book. View video >