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 >
AMERICANINE by Yann Kebbi
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"As a study in European impressions of America, this fascinates; as a representation of New York, it's more than a little idiosyncratic. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A tourist's view of New York City, from close to the pavement. Read full book review >

MOUSE'S FIRST NIGHT AT MOONLIGHT SCHOOL by Simon Puttock
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"Unless they are as good at hiding as Mouse, readers will be hard-pressed to apply any lessons learned here in their own lives. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A shy new student uses her best talent to ease into her first night at school. Read full book review >
I WILL NEVER GET A STAR ON MRS. BENSON'S BLACKBOARD by Jennifer K. Mann
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"Would that all teachers find the star-worthy within each of their students. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A messy, daydreaming artist despairs of ever doing anything star-worthy in Mrs. Benson's class. Read full book review >
HUNGRY ROSCOE by David J. Plant
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"A droll episode, with any lesson or moral beyond, maybe, 'try, try again' absent or well-buried. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Persistence pays off for an urban raccoon determined to upgrade his garbage-based diet. Read full book review >

THE LIGHTHOUSE OF SOULS by Ariel A. Almada
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"Nevertheless, it is a rather beautiful, quiet tale and smells of the salt sea. (Picture book. 5-9)"
This Spanish import opens vertically, emphasizing the height of the titular lighthouse with each double-page spread. Read full book review >
YAK AND GNU by Juliette MacIver
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"There is a measure of charm, but it's light fare—not enough to make a streamside picnic. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Friendship and foolery on the river. Read full book review >
CAPTAIN COCONUT AND THE CASE OF THE MISSING BANANAS by Anushka Ravishankar
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"Perhaps the captain's next outing will find all its elements in better sync. (Graphic mystery. 7-9)"
Part clever Sherlock Holmes, part bumbling Maxwell Smart, the turbaned Capt. Coconut is a new detective on the scene. Read full book review >
PAT-A-CAKE BABY by Joyce Dunbar
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"A sweet confection through and through, from the glitter on the cover to the nonpareils on the endpapers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
TWO FOR JOY by Gigi Amateau
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"A deceptively simple, warmhearted tale, particularly apt for chapter-book readers with similar experiences or an interest in multigenerational stories. (Fiction. 7-9)"
When feisty great-aunt Britannia falls and hurts herself for the fourth time in two years, 8-year-old Jenna and her mom, a nurse, invite "Tannie" to come and live with them. Read full book review >
CASSIDY'S GUIDE TO EVERYDAY ETIQUETTE (AND OBFUSCATION) by Sue Stauffacher
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"This intermittently funny book offers likable characters, but it lacks Stauffacher's customary expert touch. (Fiction. 8-12)"
To her horror, an 11-year-old tomboy prankster is forced to take an etiquette class and learn the rules of polite society. Read full book review >
EENY, MEENY, MINEY, MO, AND FLO! by Laurel  Molk
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"Brisk and bouncy, this clever adaptation combines animals, action, humor, and typical sibling dynamics to create a lively and engaging escapade. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A familiar rhyme is the starting point for this tale of four bossy brothers and their tag-along little sister. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Beatriz Williams
June 23, 2015

In Beatriz Williams’ latest novel Tiny Little Thing, it’s the summer of 1966 and Christina Hardcastle—“Tiny” to her illustrious family—stands on the brink of a breathtaking future. Of the three Schuyler sisters, she’s the one raised to marry a man destined for leadership, and with her elegance and impeccable style, she presents a perfect camera-ready image in the dawning age of television politics. Together she and her husband, Frank, make the ultimate power couple: intelligent, rich, and impossibly attractive. It seems nothing can stop Frank from rising to national office, and he’s got his sights set on a senate seat in November. But as the season gets underway at the family estate on Cape Cod, three unwelcome visitors appear in Tiny’s perfect life. “A fascinating look at wealth, love, ambition, secrets, and what family members will and won’t do to protect each other,” our reviewer writes. View video >