LITTLE BIRD'S BAD WORD by Jacob Grant
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 21, 2015

"A charming, tender, and ever pertinent life lesson. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Little Bird loves to learn new words, especially when they are "big bird" words. Read full book review >
RIVER RUNS DEEP by Jennifer Bradbury
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 21, 2015

"A solid look at a fascinating historical side note. (Historical fiction. 8-14)"
A tubercular boy is sent to live in a cave that might heal him. Read full book review >

SADIE'S STORY by Christine Heppermann
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 21, 2015

"Adults will enjoy the witty non sequiturs, but the story, marred by conflicting themes, never quite coheres. (birding tips, resources) (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Sadie's sad when her two best friends go on vacation without her until a witch moves into her backyard playhouse and shows Sadie a new way to see the world. Read full book review >
OUT OF THE WOODS by Rebecca Bond
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 21, 2015

"Awe-inspiring, exquisitely rendered, indeed 'unforgettable.' (author's note) (Picture book. 4-9)"
In 1914, a 4-year-old boy living in Gowganda, Ontario, witnesses a forest fire that forces people and animals into a nearby lake to survive. Read full book review >
ARE WE THERE, YETI? by Ashlyn Anstee
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 21, 2015

"A nifty take on the perennial question 'Are we there, yet(i)?' and a prerequisite read-aloud before a first class field trip.(Picture book. 4-8)"
Good things come to those who wait. Read full book review >

HENRY HYENA, WHY WON'T YOU LAUGH? by Doug Jantzen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 21, 2015

"Important though the lesson is, this is too didactic and unrealistic to help children facing similar situations. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A laughless hyena regains his giggle in this debut from Jantzen and Claude. Read full book review >
ABCS ON WINGS by Ramon Olivera
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 21, 2015

"This title lines up between a realistic approach and a comic one, soaring along nicely. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Fasten your seat belts: here's another alphabet book featuring airplanes. Does this one take flight over the others? Read full book review >
PRINCESS JUNIPER OF THE HOURGLASS by Ammi-Joan Paquette
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 21, 2015

"Despite a sense of playacting, this is a gently adventurous and luxuriously detailed romp. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
A princess requests and receives a country for her 13th birthday. Read full book review >
MY BROTHER IS A SUPERHERO by David Solomons
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 21, 2015

"As genuinely open-hearted as the genre that inspired it. (Adventure. 10-16)"
When his older brother is suddenly gifted with superpowers, a comics aficionado must swallow his pride and coach him as best he can. Read full book review >
KOBEE MANATEE by Robert Scott Thayer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 21, 2015

"An appealing picture book distinguished by its colorful images, creatively distilled meteorological facts, and simple but dynamic storytelling."
A manatee and his friends swim across the Gulf Stream and brave a hurricane on their way to the Bahamas in this colorful adventure for young readers. Read full book review >
THE LAST EVER AFTER by Soman Chainani
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 21, 2015

"Ultimately more than a little full of itself, but well-stocked with big themes, inventively spun fairy-tale tropes, and flashes of hilarity. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Good has won every fairy-tale contest with Evil for centuries, but a dark sorcerer's scheme to turn the tables comes to fruition in this ponderous closer. Read full book review >
A SPOOKY, SPARKLY HALLOWEEN by Julie Andrews
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 21, 2015

"Teamwork and being true to oneself are always celebrated, but Andrews, Hamilton, and Davenier combine talents to produce a charming tale full of girl power that readers can applaud. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Gerry shines again in the latest entry in the Very Fairy Princess series. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sara Paretsky
author of BRUSH BACK
July 28, 2015

No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help in Brush Back, the latest thriller from bestselling author Sara Paretsky. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full 25 years for her daughter’s murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. “Paretsky, who plots more conscientiously than anyone else in the field, digs deep, then deeper, into past and present until all is revealed,” our reviewer writes. View video >