A PIECE OF HOME by Jeri Watts
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2016

"Immigrant children will relate to the head-spinning switch from ordinary to different, and their classmates might better understand the emotional impact of moving to a foreign land. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Moving from Korea to West Virginia, a young boy leaves the familiar behind. Read full book review >
SECRET AGENT MAN GOES SHOPPING FOR SHOES by Tim Wynne-Jones
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2016

"Energetic compositions and appealing artwork bolster this spy-friendly text. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A spy-obsessed boy must shop for shoes (tiger tennies!), and a newfound ability to tie them completes his mission. Read full book review >

BUSY BUILDERS, BUSY WEEK! by Jean Reidy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2016

"The lively text supports the joy, but in this case, the delight is in the details. (Picture book. 2-6)"
An animal construction crew works each day of the week to complete a fun surprise for the neighborhood. Read full book review >
LOUISE AND ANDIE by Kelly Light
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2016

"Visually sophisticated in a totally accessible way. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Louise and Art are back, bright-eyed and excited about their new neighbor. Read full book review >
WITH ANY LUCK I'LL DRIVE A TRUCK by David Friend
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2016

"Lucky indeed are the kids who get to indulge in this splendid little wish-fulfillment daydream. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A delightful ode to trucks goes above and beyond the usual churning, wrecking, and pounding. Read full book review >

ME AND ANNIE MCPHEE by Olivier Dunrea
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2016

"There's not much new under the sun, or in the sea, but a bouncy rhythm—and full-on shouted conclusion—can't be beat. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Two curious monkeys think they are alone on an island in the middle of the sea. Read full book review >
SEARCHING by Olga de Dios
by Olga de Dios, illustrated by Olga de Dios, translated by Robin Sinclair
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2016

"A simple search-and-find with an easy message for curious, perceptive young readers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A lone, melancholy protagonist changes its floor-staring routine to engage with new friends and the world around it. Read full book review >
SLUMBER UNDER THE STARS by Maria Gianferrari
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2016

"Another winning friendship tale from a lovable duo. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Following their introduction in The School Show (2015), Penny and Jelly face another crisis head-on, using their indelible friendship to solve a problem. Read full book review >
LITTLE WING LEARNS TO FLY by Calista Brill
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2016

"Brill's tale tips the didactic scale, but the importance of rules needs to reach dragon-loving kids as well. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A tiny dragon wants to fly—and picks up important life lessons as well. Read full book review >
WOODPECKER WANTS A WAFFLE by Steve Breen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2016

"Serves up fun (and likely a waffle craving)—a good bet for breakfast reading. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Will this woodpecker wishing for waffles win one? Read full book review >
FLIP & FIN by Timothy Gill
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2016

"A passable tale for the shark-obsessed, but there are funnier fish in the sea. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Sand shark twins Flip and Fin return as supersharks. Read full book review >
BLACK CAT & WHITE CAT by Claire Garralon
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"A smartly paced and sweetly drawn story for little readers. (Board book. 1-3)"
Black Cat and White Cat look for a place 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 >