ANNA BANANA AND THE CHOCOLATE EXPLOSION by Dominique Roques
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 16, 2015

"A sweet treat. More, please! (Picture book. 4-7)"
Anna and her six extremely animate toy animals are back—this time, for an ultimately collaborative adventure in the kitchen. Read full book review >
HOW JELLY ROLL MORTON INVENTED JAZZ by Jonah Winter
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 16, 2015

"Morton's seminal role in jazz deserves both celebration and elucidation; this disjointed treatment mainly accomplishes the former. (author's note, recommended listening, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
Winter offers a speculative look at the life and musical career of jazz innovator Jelly Roll Morton. Read full book review >

BEE DANCE by Rick Chrustowski
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 16, 2015

"A tiny but remarkable one-day adventure that may well ignite entomological excitement in its readers. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
A honeybee scout finds a nectar-rich prairie and returns to the hive to tell her sisters. Read full book review >
WHO WANTS BROCCOLI? by Val Jones
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 16, 2015

"Readers longing for a lid to their own pots, or with similarly challenging behaviors, will find comfort in Broccoli's tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The tricks that make a dog unadoptable in some people's eyes are just the ticket home for Broccoli. Read full book review >
THE NIGHT WORLD by Mordicai Gerstein
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 16, 2015

"A beautifully realized and delightful celebration of night and sunrise. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A young narrator says goodnight to his cat, Sylvie, who later wakes him to beckon him to an adventure in the early hours. Read full book review >

LITTLE MISS, BIG SIS by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 16, 2015

"Jealousy is nothing short of a foreign concept in this charmer of a tale, and siblings-to-be everywhere will take note. (Picture book. 4-8)"
With minimal text, a "little miss" navigates the tricky waters that will make her a "big sis." Read full book review >
SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY by Ben Clanton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 16, 2015

"The slowly dawning message will elicit excitement about spring, wishing, and the ability to decode a narrative. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bored with the familiar, this young daydreamer imagines how life could be different. Read full book review >
...AND NICK by Emily Gore
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 16, 2015

"Charming, encouraging, and delightful. Go, Nick! (Picture book. 3-8)"
In a mouse family of four nearly identical brothers, Nick always seems to be trying to catch up. Read full book review >
THE MOST AMAZING CREATURE IN THE SEA by Brenda Z. Guiberson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 16, 2015

"Inviting their readers to choose the answer themselves, this skillful author-illustrator pair again encourages their senses of wonder at the natural world. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Who is the most amazing creature in the sea? Read full book review >
ONE WORD FROM SOPHIA by Jim Averbeck
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 16, 2015

"A must-read—for pet lovers and even for those not yet convinced. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Tutu-wearing Sophia packs determination, whimsy, and a plethora of strategies to handle a passel of impressive words. Read full book review >
EMERGENCY VEHICLES by Rod Green
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2015

"A pleaser for fans of big rigs and disaster scenarios alike. (Informational novelty. 5-7)"
An international gallery of air, sea, and land firefighting and rescue vehicles, with hinged flaps offering peeks inside each. Read full book review >
WHEN I GROW UP...  by Gill McLean
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 10, 2015

"Warm and affecting. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A yellow Labrador puppy ponders life as an adult dog. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sara Paretsky
author of BRUSH BACK
July 28, 2015

No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help in Brush Back, the latest thriller from bestselling author Sara Paretsky. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full 25 years for her daughter’s murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. “Paretsky, who plots more conscientiously than anyone else in the field, digs deep, then deeper, into past and present until all is revealed,” our reviewer writes. View video >