ANIMAL NUMBERS by Thomas Flintham
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"Not an essential purchase, but this playful romp from one to 10 with a whale, lions, blue bears, pink elephants, crocodiles, pandas, foxes, penguins, parrots, and monkeys keeps the learning light. (Board book. 1-3)"
Rhyming text and cartoony creatures careen across the sturdy pages of this board book. Read full book review >
WILD ANIMALS OF THE NORTH by Dieter Braun
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"Amazing art makes this a browser's delight, but they should go elsewhere for solid information. (Picture book. 5-12)"
An oversized album of 80 common and lesser-known wild animals from three northern-hemisphere continents, identified by common and Latin names. Read full book review >

ROY'S HOUSE by Susan Goldman Rubin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"Today's kids will not be particularly shocked by the iconoclastic aspects of pop art, as was Lichtenstein's contemporary audience, but his artwork has an enduring appeal. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The pop-art movement of the 20th century is revived in this modern compilation of works by Lichtenstein, who died in 1997. Read full book review >
LOLA KNOWS A LOT by Jenna McCarthy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"By the end, there's no doubt in anyone's mind that Lola's learned the most important thing of all: she's 'ready to learn all the things I still don't know.' (Picture book. 4-8)"
A little girl starting school for the first time already knows a lot of things, but her big sister's got her worried others will know more. Read full book review >
LET ME FINISH! by Minh Lê
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"By the end, the relationship of tale to meta-tale is so unclear that readers may be left scratching their heads. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A light-skinned child with a zigzag thatch of brown hair and enormous spectacles searches for a quiet place to read. Read full book review >

STEAMBOAT SCHOOL by Deborah Hopkinson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"An unforgettable story that needs to be known. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A passion for education and freedom brings subversive ingenuity to life in 1847 St. Louis. Read full book review >
RAVANA AND THE MAGIC STONE by Sourav Dutta
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"A bland rendition, without much sense of the popular story's usual course or cultural milieu. (Graphic folk tale. 5-8.)"
In this reworked folk tale, clever Ganesha disguises himself as a shepherd boy to keep an evil king from becoming even more dangerously powerful.Read full book review >
POLICE OFFICER by Lucy M.  George
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"A good, general description of the job and a nice choice for early units of study involving occupations and the community. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Exactly what do police officers do? Read full book review >
THE SECRET LIFE OF FIGGY MUSTARDO by Marsha Wilson Chall
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"With a peculiar ending, shaky plot, and passive art, this book may appeal to hard-core dog lovers, but it will likely leave general readers befuddled. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A bored, imaginative dog makes his dreams a reality. Read full book review >
NOBODY LIKES A GOBLIN by Ben Hatke
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"Endearing and entertaining: what's not to like—or love? (Picture book. 4-8)"
A small goblin finds courage when he defends a friend. Read full book review >
BRING ME A ROCK! by Daniel Miyares
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"Beautifully executed art, expressive bugs, and spare but pointed—arguably Marxist—text create a tale for all ages. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The smallest bug's contribution to the demands of the grasshopper king is at first spurned, but the little bug eventually prevails in more ways than one. Read full book review >
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS by Christy Webster
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"Kids who don't want to read much of anything will eat this up. (Nonfiction early reader. 5-8)"
Guinness World Records aren't just for big kids anymore. 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 >