DAISY SAVES THE DAY by Shirley  Hughes
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"An impressive and delightful combination of visual and verbal storytelling evokes empathy and identification with the young heroine. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A girl's time "in service" in a London house offers young readers a glimpse of life below-stairs in 1911. Read full book review >
BEHOLD! A BABY by Stephanie Watson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 6, 2015

"Ecce yet another picture book that shines a spotlight on the older kid who decides that it's OK for babies to be stars. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Step right up, folks, and witness…a besotted dad touting the world's most extraordinary phenomenon—a baby. Read full book review >

ANIMAL SOUNDS by Maxine Davenport
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 2, 2015

"Buy where necessary for its cuteness—not for its facts. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
One kind of animal per page, one sound per animal, one word per page makes this an easy conversation starter with very young children, though a more accurate title might have been Farm Animal Sounds. Read full book review >
COLORS by Joanna Lake
by Joanna Lake, illustrated by Jess Racklyeft
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 2, 2015

"Though a bit of a bust in the concept department, it's a good way to set the stage for friends like George and Martha, Frog and Toad, and Elephant and Piggie. (Board book. 2-3)"
A new pair of best friends for the board-book crowd is introduced in this Australian import. Read full book review >
SHARK BITE! by Beatrice Costamagna
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 2, 2015

"Though slight, this story has compensatory interactive components and characters that are time-tested kid-pleasers. (Board book. 2-4)"
Poor Mark the shark can't make any friends because all the other fish are frightened of his teeth. Read full book review >

THE BIG BOOK OF HAPPY by Natalie Marshall
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 2, 2015

"A good choice for young listeners not quite ready for plot but willing to spend time with an adult engaging in conversation about ideas. (Board book. 2-4)"
As the title promises, a board book big enough to use at toddler storytimes as well as in a lap. Read full book review >
RUBY AND GRUB by Abi Burlingham
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 2, 2015

"A doggy love note, but it's no better than a bland alternative to Harry the Dirty Dog (1956) or such descendants as Lori Mortensen and Michael Allen Austin's Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg (2013). (Picture book. 5-7)"
Grub is such a muddy, mucky, messy dog! What to do? Read full book review >
LLOYD LLAMA by Sarah Jones
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 2, 2015

"Rough around the edges, but readers still llearning their lletters will enjoy the elementary wordplay promoted by these pastel pals. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A pink llama and a blue alpaca find common ground in this orthographically themed friendship story. Read full book review >
SQUID KID THE MAGNIFICENT by Lynne Berry
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 2, 2015

"Delightful brother-and-sister snark in squid form—yes, really. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In supersaturated oceanic color, squidling Oliver, purple and with top hat and wand, becomes Squid Kid the Magnificent after saying the magic words: "smelly yellow jellyfish." Read full book review >
THE ENTERTAINER by Emma Dodd
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 2, 2015

"A pleasant party bonbon. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When the family hires the man in the big, brown bear suit to entertain at Billy's birthday party, many surprises follow. Read full book review >
THE LAND OF LINES by Victor Hussenot
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 2, 2015

"A familiar plot retold in imaginative drawings that beg multiple readings. (Picture book. 5-10)"
A boy and a girl explore an unknown world of sharp lines, conquer monsters, and tumble their way into new lands. Read full book review >
BUBBLE TROUBLE by Tom Percival
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 2, 2015

"The book treads familiar friendship territory and ends up feeling as insubstantial as, well, a bubble. (Picture book. 2-6)"
How much trouble can a bubble really cause? You'd be surprised. 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 >