GUNTHER'S CAVERN by Edward Etzkorn
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"An uneven YA effort that struggles to deliver on its creative premise."
In Etzkorn's (Sierra Quest, 2005) YA novel, a teenager discovers the entrance to a secret cavern near his home, which leads him to a dark, dangerous subterranean world inhabited by hostile, overgrown life-forms. Read full book review >
True Love's Kiss by Robert Rustad
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 14, 2015

"Accessible, entertaining analysis via a feminist lens."
The treatment of gender and romance in Disney "princess" films is explored in this debut essay collection. Read full book review >

Tyler the Fish Saves Lake Erie by Meaghan Fisher
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2014

"A brief story packed with lessons about teamwork, problem-solving, and environmentalism."
In Fisher's (If I Could Pull the Moon from the Sky, 2014, etc.) latest children's book, a young fish saves his lake from toxic pollution. Read full book review >
DEADLY AFTERMATH by Nancy Churchill
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 13, 2015

"A thriller for those who want more thrills than realism."
The lives of several families violently collide in this crime thriller. Read full book review >
Teeth Fairies by Ingrid Bencosme
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 20, 2015

"Sure to win over young fairy lovers about to lose their first teeth."
Tired of tooth brushing battles? Try tempting your early grade schooler with this debut picture book and plush setin the tradition of Elf on the Shelf.Read full book review >

What's the Laugh Giraffe? by Uncle Mo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2015

"A slim little book of clever rhymes and visual puns with an unfinished production quality and abrupt divide between phrases and rhyming pairs."
How many ways can you ask someone what's happening? Uncle Mo (The Valentine's Day Train, 2014) comes up with several alternate, rhyming ways to broach the question in this silly picture book of puns. Read full book review >
CRENSHAW by Katherine Applegate
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Though the lessons weigh more heavily than in The One and Only Ivan, a potential disappointment to its fans, the story is nevertheless a somberly affecting one. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Applegate tackles homelessness in her first novel since 2013 Newbery winner The One and Only Ivan.Read full book review >
THE PERFECT MATCH by E.D. Baker
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Unless readers are die-hard Baker fans, they should leave this tale on the shelf. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Cory, ex-tooth fairy and a Cupid's granddaughter, returns with her matchmaking bow and arrow in this fairy-tale series' second installment. Read full book review >
GIRAFFE MEETS BIRD by Rebecca Bender
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Sincerely sweet. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The unlikeliest of friendships grows, baby step by baby step. Read full book review >
NORTH WOODS GIRL by Aimée Bissonette
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A celebration of both family and nature with exemplary illustrations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this picture book, a young girl from the city periodically visits her grandmother who lives in the north woods. Read full book review >
MAX AND MARLA by Alexandra Boiger
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A fun-filled story that delivers the true nature of the Olympian spirit. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A boy and an owl learn what it takes to become true Olympians in this picture book. Read full book review >
LEOPOLD THE LION by Denise Brennan-Nelson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An essential look at the importance of an active lifestyle sneakily disguised as a fanciful feline tale. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Keeping a lion as a pet is never easy. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jenny Han
July 6, 2015

In Jenny Han’s P.S. I Still Love You, Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once? In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of makes it so amazing. View video >