OPEN UP, PLEASE! by Silvia Borando
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 2, 2016

"Good for sparking discussions about unintended consequences—but discomfiting when read without preparation. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a nearly wordless escapade, glued-on flaps form cage doors, and lifting them frees a series of grateful animal captives. Read full book review >
CARLOTA WOULDN'T SAY BOO by José Carlos Andrés
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 6, 2016

"A tale gently told of finding our inner strengths. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Once upon a short time ago, there was a girl named Carlota who had a unique power: everyone understood her just from her gestures and glances. Read full book review >

1 BIG SALAD by Juana Medina
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"From layout to text to artwork, this counting book takes 'playing with your food' to a new level. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Photographs of salad ingredients, embellished with details done in black ink, create whimsical arrays from one through 10. 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 >
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 >

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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Emma Straub
author of MODERN LOVERS
May 30, 2016

In Emma Straub’s new novel Modern Lovers, friends and former college bandmates Elizabeth and Andrew and Zoe have watched one another marry, buy real estate, and start businesses and families, all while trying to hold on to the identities of their youth. But nothing ages them like having to suddenly pass the torch (of sexuality, independence, and the ineffable alchemy of cool) to their own offspring. Back in the band’s heyday, Elizabeth put on a snarl over her Midwestern smile, Andrew let his unwashed hair grow past his chin, and Zoe was the lesbian all the straight women wanted to sleep with. Now nearing fifty, they all live within shouting distance in the same neighborhood deep in gentrified Brooklyn, and the trappings of the adult world seem to have arrived with ease. But the summer that their children reach maturity (and start sleeping together), the fabric of the adult lives suddenly begins to unravel, and the secrets and revelations that are finally let loose—about themselves, and about the famous fourth band member who soared and fell without them—can never be reclaimed. “Straub’s characters are a quirky and interesting bunch, well aware of their own good fortune, and it’s a pleasure spending time with them in leafy Ditmas Park,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >