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 >
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 >

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 >
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 >

APES A-GO-GO! by Roman Milisic
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 14, 2015

"Gently whack-a-doodle, sure to leave little listeners aping the giant apes. (Picture book. 4-8)"
With great apes around, will the tidy town be fixed or flattened? Read full book review >
EDMOND, THE MOONLIT PARTY by Astrid Desbordes
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 14, 2015

"Buy the book for the illustrations and for the concept of living in a tree, which every preschooler will love. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Three very different animal characters live in separate apartments in the old chestnut tree. Read full book review >
BIRDIE'S FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL by Sujean Rim
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 14, 2015

"Birdie is a delightful guide for those new to school, and parents may want to take a page from her mom's book and have a locket handy. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Birdie is back, and this time she is nervous about her first day of school. Read full book review >
BACKPACKS! by Julianne Moore
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 14, 2015

"Though the series continues, readers are not likely to want to meet Freckleface Strawberry and Windy Pants Patrick again. (Early reader. 4-7)"
Two students learn to own up to their mistakes—and not to put gum or doughnuts in their backpacks—in actor Moore's new early-reader series. Read full book review >
LUNCH, OR WHAT'S THAT? by Julianne Moore
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 14, 2015

"New readers deserve better. (Early reader. 4-7)"
Moore lampoons school lunches in this early-reader series outing. Read full book review >
KINDERGARTEN LUCK by Louise Borden
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 14, 2015

"There's a little luck in each person's day; here's hoping young children's eyes are open to theirs. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Theodore's gloomy morning improves when he finds a penny that brings him luck all day long. Read full book review >
RUFUS THE WRITER by Elizabeth Bram
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 14, 2015

"The idea is original and appealing, but the execution is less than inspiring. (Picture book. 4-7)"
"Rufus was watching a cloud shaped like a cushion turn into a cat when the idea first came to him. ‘I'm not going to have a lemonade stand this summer,' he said. ‘I'm going to have a story stand!' " 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 >