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 >
A WHALE IN THE BATHTUB by Kylie Westaway
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"Good, clean fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This Australian import offers up something of a fish story about a whale. Read full book review >
FIELD GUIDE TO THE GRUMPASAURUS by Edward Hemingway
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"Kids will sympathize, parents will recognize, siblings will familiarize. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An effervescent how-to for the wrangling of fearsome, tantrum-prone beasties. Read full book review >

RORY THE DINOSAUR WANTS A PET by Liz Climo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"Children just developing a sense of humor will appreciate the innocent silliness of the tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Rory is a lucky dinosaur. He so much wants a pet, and a pet finds him instead! Read full book review >
PAINTING PEPETTE by Linda Ravin Lodding
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"A mild introduction to painting masters' styles, with elegantly appealing artwork of its own. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Seeking a formal portrait of her rabbit, a Parisian girl meets several artists. Read full book review >
OH NO, BATH TIME! by Sam Garton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"Not a keeper of an early reader. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Otter enjoys playing outside with Teddy but doesn't enjoy baths—at first. Read full book review >
FRED FORGETS by Jarvis
by Jarvis, illustrated by Jarvis
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"Humorous but mean-spirited, this story about clever mind control that is only stopped by brute force is an unnecessary addition to the picture-book shelf. (Picture book. 4-6)"
An impish monkey gets a comeuppance when pal Fred wakes up to some not-so-subtle mental bullying. Read full book review >
PUPPY POOL PARTY! by Seth Casteel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"These precocious pups will appeal to a wide audience of dog lovers, including beginning readers and older readers. (Picture book. 3-10)"
A passel of pups play underwater at their own pool party in this simple story illustrated with high-quality photographs. Read full book review >
THE SADDEST TOILET IN THE WORLD by Sam Apple
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"How many toilet-training manuals take the toilet's side? (Picture book. 3-5)"
Feeling hurt because young Danny refuses to sit on it, a toilet heads for…browner pastures. Read full book review >
NINJA! ATTACK OF THE CLAN by Arree Chung
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"A clever, laugh-out-loud story for a broad audience. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A young ninja seeks a worthy opponent, but his family is too busy to play. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Chris Cleave
June 14, 2016

In bestseller Chris Cleave’s latest novel Everyone Brave Is Forgiven, it’s London, 1939. The day war is declared, Mary North leaves finishing school unfinished, goes straight to the War Office, and signs up. Tom Shaw decides to ignore the war—until he learns his roommate Alistair Heath has unexpectedly enlisted. Then the conflict can no longer be avoided. Young, bright, and brave, Mary is certain she’d be a marvelous spy. When she is—bewilderingly—made a teacher, she finds herself defying prejudice to protect the children her country would rather forget. Tom, meanwhile, finds that he will do anything for Mary. And when Mary and Alistair meet, it is love, as well as war, that will test them in ways they could not have imagined, entangling three lives in violence and passion, friendship and deception, inexorably shaping their hopes and dreams. “Among all the recent fictions about the war, Cleave’s miniseries of a novel is a surprising standout,” our reviewer writes, “with irresistibly engaging characters who sharply illuminate issues of class, race, and wartime morality.” View video >