HUNGRY ROSCOE by David J. Plant
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"A droll episode, with any lesson or moral beyond, maybe, 'try, try again' absent or well-buried. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Persistence pays off for an urban raccoon determined to upgrade his garbage-based diet. Read full book review >
THE LIGHTHOUSE OF SOULS by Ariel A. Almada
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"Nevertheless, it is a rather beautiful, quiet tale and smells of the salt sea. (Picture book. 5-9)"
This Spanish import opens vertically, emphasizing the height of the titular lighthouse with each double-page spread. Read full book review >

YAK AND GNU by Juliette MacIver
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"There is a measure of charm, but it's light fare—not enough to make a streamside picnic. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Friendship and foolery on the river. Read full book review >
PAT-A-CAKE BABY by Joyce Dunbar
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"A sweet confection through and through, from the glitter on the cover to the nonpareils on the endpapers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
PUTTING THE MONKEYS TO BED by Gennifer Choldenko
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"With bedtime-story shelves bursting, this is one that can be set aside. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Those monkeys just don't want to sleep! Read full book review >

EENY, MEENY, MINEY, MO, AND FLO! by Laurel  Molk
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"Brisk and bouncy, this clever adaptation combines animals, action, humor, and typical sibling dynamics to create a lively and engaging escapade. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A familiar rhyme is the starting point for this tale of four bossy brothers and their tag-along little sister. Read full book review >
WHAT JAMES SAID by Liz Rosenberg
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"Perfectly in tune with the charged emotions involved in navigating friendship and trust. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young girl can't help but be angry when she learns her best friend is talking about her behind her back. Read full book review >
WHAT ABOUT MOOSE? by Corey Rosen Schwartz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"Gentle humor successfully communicates the importance of teamwork to young readers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Fox and friends have plans to build a treehouse, but bossy Moose keeps interfering Read full book review >
FLOAT by Daniel Miyares
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"Lovely and life-affirming. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This wordless story, bookended by the creation of two iconic paper toys, follows a Latino boy through outdoor playtime. Read full book review >
NINJA BUNNY by Jennifer Gray Olson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"Sure to inspire some new ninja bunnies. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A primer on how to be a ninja, especially if you are a bunny. Read full book review >
DUNCAN THE STORY DRAGON by Amanda Driscoll
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"Like the last sip of a chocolate milkshake, it's very satisfying. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A story-reading dragon—what's not to like? Read full book review >
MY DOG IS THE BEST by Laurie Ann Thompson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"This simple, quiet story conveys the enduring bond between child and dog, with the added appeal of a joke that younger children just beginning to understand humor can enjoy. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A toddler plays with the family dog, describing their simple activities and extolling the virtues of the pup. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Beatriz Williams
June 23, 2015

In Beatriz Williams’ latest novel Tiny Little Thing, it’s the summer of 1966 and Christina Hardcastle—“Tiny” to her illustrious family—stands on the brink of a breathtaking future. Of the three Schuyler sisters, she’s the one raised to marry a man destined for leadership, and with her elegance and impeccable style, she presents a perfect camera-ready image in the dawning age of television politics. Together she and her husband, Frank, make the ultimate power couple: intelligent, rich, and impossibly attractive. It seems nothing can stop Frank from rising to national office, and he’s got his sights set on a senate seat in November. But as the season gets underway at the family estate on Cape Cod, three unwelcome visitors appear in Tiny’s perfect life. “A fascinating look at wealth, love, ambition, secrets, and what family members will and won’t do to protect each other,” our reviewer writes. View video >