LOLA KNOWS A LOT by Jenna McCarthy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"By the end, there's no doubt in anyone's mind that Lola's learned the most important thing of all: she's 'ready to learn all the things I still don't know.' (Picture book. 4-8)"
A little girl starting school for the first time already knows a lot of things, but her big sister's got her worried others will know more. Read full book review >
LET ME FINISH! by Minh Lê
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"By the end, the relationship of tale to meta-tale is so unclear that readers may be left scratching their heads. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A light-skinned child with a zigzag thatch of brown hair and enormous spectacles searches for a quiet place to read. Read full book review >

STEAMBOAT SCHOOL by Deborah Hopkinson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"An unforgettable story that needs to be known. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A passion for education and freedom brings subversive ingenuity to life in 1847 St. Louis. Read full book review >
RAVANA AND THE MAGIC STONE by Sourav Dutta
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"A bland rendition, without much sense of the popular story's usual course or cultural milieu. (Graphic folk tale. 5-8.)"
In this reworked folk tale, clever Ganesha disguises himself as a shepherd boy to keep an evil king from becoming even more dangerously powerful.Read full book review >
POLICE OFFICER by Lucy M.  George
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"A good, general description of the job and a nice choice for early units of study involving occupations and the community. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Exactly what do police officers do? Read full book review >

THE SECRET LIFE OF FIGGY MUSTARDO by Marsha Wilson Chall
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"With a peculiar ending, shaky plot, and passive art, this book may appeal to hard-core dog lovers, but it will likely leave general readers befuddled. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A bored, imaginative dog makes his dreams a reality. Read full book review >
NOBODY LIKES A GOBLIN by Ben Hatke
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"Endearing and entertaining: what's not to like—or love? (Picture book. 4-8)"
A small goblin finds courage when he defends a friend. Read full book review >
BRING ME A ROCK! by Daniel Miyares
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"Beautifully executed art, expressive bugs, and spare but pointed—arguably Marxist—text create a tale for all ages. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The smallest bug's contribution to the demands of the grasshopper king is at first spurned, but the little bug eventually prevails in more ways than one. Read full book review >
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS by Christy Webster
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"Kids who don't want to read much of anything will eat this up. (Nonfiction early reader. 5-8)"
Guinness World Records aren't just for big kids anymore. Read full book review >
POOR LITTLE GUY by Elanna Allen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"A clear victory for a pufferfish and, more importantly, readers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A small, bespectacled pufferfish must face the everyday reality of being a small fish in a world full of big fishes. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"For all its problematic nature, a sweetly portrayed relationship. (author's note, resources) (Picture book. 5-8)"
An orphaned rhinoceros, acquired by a Dutch sea captain in India, captivates 18th-century Europe during her 17-year continental tour. Read full book review >
THE MOON'S ALMOST HERE by Patricia MacLachlan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"A beautiful but minor effort from two immensely talented creators. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A parent-child pair observes the coming of night and the reactions of various (mostly domesticated) animals and their offspring. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Swan Huntley
June 27, 2016

In Swan Huntley’s debut novel We Could Be Beautiful, Catherine West has spent her entire life surrounded by beautiful things. She owns an immaculate Manhattan apartment, she collects fine art, she buys exquisite handbags and clothing, and she constantly redecorates her home. And yet, despite all this, she still feels empty. One night, at an art opening, Catherine meets William Stockton, a handsome man who shares her impeccable taste and love of beauty. He is educated, elegant, and even has a personal connection—his parents and Catherine's parents were friends years ago. But as he and Catherine grow closer, she begins to encounter strange signs, and her mother, Elizabeth (now suffering from Alzheimer’s), seems to have only bad memories of William as a boy. In Elizabeth’s old diary she finds an unnerving letter from a former nanny that cryptically reads: “We cannot trust anyone . . . “ Is William lying about his past? “Huntley’s debut stands out not for its thrills but rather for her hawkish eye for social detail and razor-sharp wit,” our reviewer writes. “An intoxicating escape; as smart as it is fun.” View video >