LOOK OUT, MOUSE! by Steve Björkman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2015

"Easy-to-read farm high jinks. (Early reader. 3-5)"
When Farmer Fred forgets to feed his horse, bad things happen! Read full book review >
THE COWBOY by Hildegard Müller
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2015

"It's rare to find a real story in a book that brand-new readers can tackle alone—Anna and Toto and the cowboy certainly deliver. (Early reader. 3-5)"
In this German import, Little Anna and her dog have an adventure at the beach. Read full book review >

A BIRD IS A BIRD by Lizzy Rockwell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2015

"Widely useful, this should be a welcome addition to the nature shelf. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
Birds have beaks and wings and begin as eggs, like some other animals, but only a bird has feathers. Read full book review >
GOOD NIGHT, KNIGHT  by Betsy Lewin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2015

"Clear text, amusing illustrations, and a captivating easy-to-read story make this a winner for horse-loving emerging readers. (Early reader. 4-6)"
Knight and Horse follow their dreams— literally. Read full book review >
3, 2, 1, GO! by Emily Arnold McCully
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2015

"A sure hit. (Early reader. 3-8)"
In the newest of her early readers, McCully (Little Ducks Go, 2014) nails a common childhood scenario: a twosome is playing school and won't let a third play. Read full book review >

AH! by Géraldine  Collet
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2015

"Creepy and uncomfortable—rather like discovering that a spider is riding on your head. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A rabbit and a spider engage in a strange adventure. Read full book review >
OUTDOOR OPPOSITES by Brenda Williams
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2015

"An ebullient book with catchy, rhyming text that's fun to read again and again at home, in the classroom or under a tree. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Poet Williams interprets the concept of opposites in a clever, rhyming book celebrating the outdoors. Read full book review >
FISH FOOD by Andy Mansfield
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 28, 2015

"A long way from 'nature red in tooth and claw'—at this length, it's merely a snack—but still, there's a worthwhile nugget of informational nutrition. (Pop-up picture book. 4-6)"
A quick trip up an aquatic food chain, with pop-up predators. Read full book review >
IN THE WAVES by Lennon Stella
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 28, 2015

"As celebrity-authored books go, it could be worse. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Frothy fun from the Stella sisters, musicians and child stars of the TV series Nashville.Read full book review >
SIDE BY SIDE by Rachel Bright
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 28, 2015

"This sweet celebration of friendship is elevated by its winsome illustrations. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little mouse finds a friend in this rhyming picture book. Read full book review >
AUDREY'S TREE HOUSE by Jenny Hughes
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 28, 2015

"Share as a Father's Day story or when the weather turns warm, but be ready for treehouse blueprints. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little girl who declares that her dad's house is too small for her spurs an epic building project. Read full book review >
THE OCTOPUPPY by Martin McKenna
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 28, 2015

"Jarvis' tale will inspire listeners to laugh...and ask for an octopuppy. (Picture book. 3-8)"
When is a dog not a dog? When he's an octopuppy. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Mona Eltahawy
April 28, 2015

In her debut book, Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution, Egyptian-American journalist and commentator Mona Eltahawy mounts an angry indictment of the treatment of women throughout the Arab world. Born in Egypt, she spent her childhood in London, moving with her family to Saudi Arabia when she was 15. Her shock was immediate and visceral: “It felt as though we’d moved to another planet whose inhabitants fervently wished women did not exist,” she recalls. Women could not travel, work or even go to a doctor’s appointment without male approval. We talk to Eltahawy this week on Kirkus TV about her arresting new book. View video >