CATERINA AND THE BEST BEACH DAY by Erin Eitter Kono
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 19, 2015

"Children will especially appreciate seeing their wisdom validated in this sweet mother-son outing. (Picture book. 2-4)"
In this variation on a well-trodden theme, mother barn owl Caterina takes her son Leo to the beach. Read full book review >
YELLOW COPTER by Kersten Hamilton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 19, 2015

"A good choice for young transportation lovers. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A rhyming picture book about a yellow rescue helicopter geared toward toddlers. Read full book review >

DAYLIGHT STARLIGHT WILDLIFE by Wendell Minor
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 19, 2015

"For storytime or laptime, another beautiful rendition of the natural world. (Picture book. 2-7)"
An album of contrasts introduces diurnal and nocturnal animals. Read full book review >
NOSE TO TOES, YOU ARE YUMMY! by Tim Harrington
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 19, 2015

"A nifty way to get preschoolers up and moving, made even more effective by the accompanying music (available for download from the publisher). (Picture book. 2-4)"
Indie rock musician and author/illustrator Harrington appropriately combines his musical and artistic skills in this creative take on such music and movement games as "Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes." Read full book review >
ITTY BITTY KITTY by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 19, 2015

"Even the most avid cat lovers may feel like giving this a miss. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Itty Bitty is one large kitty. Read full book review >

ALWAYS TWINS by Teri Weidner
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 15, 2015

"Although obviously fitting for twins, the story's themes can easily apply to other siblings and friends as well. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Being twins isn't all it's quacked up to be for two duckling siblings. Read full book review >
DRIVE by Kellen Hatanaka
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"A fine showcase for the illustrator's talents, but a thin entry in a crowded field. (Picture book. 2-4)"
One-word captions (and two short phrases) point out opposites of diverse sorts on a road trip through town and countryside. Read full book review >
THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE by Alison Ritchie
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"The sophisticated graphics lack the warmth and variety needed to justify yet another rendering of this oft-told fable. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Flat graphic images in pastel colors reinterpret the well-known tale. Read full book review >
TROTO AND THE TRUCKS by Uri Shulevitz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"A winner. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Slow and steady wins the race. Read full book review >
BEAR COUNTS by Karma Wilson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"Bear's fans may get practice counting the number of times they ask for this again. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Having tackled one concept in Bear Sees Colors (2014), Bear and his charming woodland friends now address the numbers from one through five. Read full book review >
HELLO KITTY SUMMERTIME FUN by Frankie Jones
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"A cute, serviceable game. (Board book. 2-3)"
The iconic white cat enjoys the summer season. Read full book review >
THROUGH THE TOWN by Katie Haworth
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"Purchase for children who need action while they read, but read along to ensure that they slow down to actually look at the pictures. (Board book. 1-3)"
This board book and its simultaneously publishing companion, Around the World, start with an intriguing and potentially useful premise, providing pre-readers with an indented track to trace their ways through the pictures. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
authors of OFF THE PAGE
May 19, 2015

Meet Oliver, a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale and transported into the real world. Meet Delilah, the girl who wished Oliver into being. In bestseller Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer’s new young adult novel, Off the Page, it’s a miracle that seems perfect at first—but there are complications. To exist in Delilah’s world, Oliver must take the place of a regular boy. Enter Edgar, who agrees to play Oliver’s role in the pages of Delilah’s favorite book. But just when it seems that the plan will work, everything gets turned upside down. We talk to the mother-daughter team on Kirkus TV. View video >