TEMPLETON GETS HIS WISH by Greg Pizzoli
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"Moderately inspired but tired all the same. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Pizzoli's young cat, Templeton, gets what he wishes for, with predictable results. Read full book review >
ELLIE by Mike Wu
by Mike Wu, illustrated by Mike Wu
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"Luckily for Ellie and readers alike, it is the pictures that matter. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When Walt the zookeeper announces the zoo will be closing for good, all the animals pitch in to save it. But shy Ellie the elephant cannot see how she can help. How can she help save the zoo? Read full book review >

THE COW TRIPPED OVER THE MOON by Jeanne Willis
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"Children just graduating from nursery rhymes will find this a hoot. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Hey-diddle-diddle! Nursery-rhyme EMTs rescue stranded characters from "Mother Goose." In verse! Read full book review >
THE BIG PRINCESS by Taro Miura
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"Originally published in Japan, the story has an offbeat sensibility that may particularly appeal to lovers of anime, emoji, and that Japanese fondness for cuteness, kawaii.(Picture book. 4-8)"
A geometric kaleidoscope of digital images and collage forms the bones of this winsome tale. Read full book review >
THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE by Alison Ritchie
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"The sophisticated graphics lack the warmth and variety needed to justify yet another rendering of this oft-told fable. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Flat graphic images in pastel colors reinterpret the well-known tale. Read full book review >

IT'S A SEASHELL DAY by Dianne Ochiltree
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"A charming beach-day book to share with a young child beginning to show interest in the natural world. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A cute, curly-headed boy and his young mother, both Caucasian, head to the beach for a day of collecting seashells. Read full book review >
MRS. NOODLEKUGEL AND DROOLY THE BEAR by Daniel Pinkwater
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"Utterly, endearingly ridiculous. (Fiction. 5-9)"
Is there a Mr. Noodlekugel? Apparently the answer is yes. Read full book review >
DAREDEVIL DUCK by Charlie Alder
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"Simple, sweet, and very effective. (Picture book. 3-6)"
He braves the wild and performs daring stunts...in his dreams. Read full book review >
BUCK'S TOOTH by Diane  Kredensor
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"Lots of sight words, full-color cartoon illustrations, easy-to-read speech bubbles, humor, and lots of likable characters add up to a surefire hit for new readers. (Early reader. 4-8)"
Buck is a beaver with just one front tooth—but it's a big one! Read full book review >
WHERE ARE MY BOOKS? by Debbie Ridpath Ohi
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"The brilliant combination of art and text will capture the imaginations of both bibliophiles and less-than-enthusiastic readers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When young Spencer's beloved books begin to disappear, the boy devises a plan to catch the culprit (although not before suspecting his toddler sister). Read full book review >
LUNA AND ME by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"A gentle introduction to environmental activism for the very young. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A nature lover called Butterfly saves a redwood by living up in the tree for 738 days. Read full book review >
WOODPECKER WHAM! by April Pulley Sayre
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"Attractive and surprisingly informative, this should join the duo's Eat Like a Bear (2013) on every preschool and primary nature shelf. (Informational picture book. 3-8)"
With bouncy verse and colorful illustrations, an experienced picture-book team introduces a familiar bird. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
authors of OFF THE PAGE
May 19, 2015

Meet Oliver, a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale and transported into the real world. Meet Delilah, the girl who wished Oliver into being. In bestseller Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer’s new young adult novel, Off the Page, it’s a miracle that seems perfect at first—but there are complications. To exist in Delilah’s world, Oliver must take the place of a regular boy. Enter Edgar, who agrees to play Oliver’s role in the pages of Delilah’s favorite book. But just when it seems that the plan will work, everything gets turned upside down. We talk to the mother-daughter team on Kirkus TV. View video >