BRIGHT SKY, STARRY CITY by Uma Krishnaswami
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"A mildly agenda-driven companion to the less-cosmic likes of John Rocco's Blackout (2011) or Jonathan Bean's intimate At Night (2007). (bibliography, glossary) (Picture book. 6-8)"
A nighttime power outage transforms a young urban sky watcher's frustration to joy. Read full book review >
SONG FOR A SUMMER NIGHT by Robert Heidbreder
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"Populated by pink, gold, and brown children, the story is a sweet evocation of the pleasures of nighttime. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A rhyming ode to the sights and sounds of a summer night. Read full book review >

ABUKACHA'S SHOES by Tamar Tessler
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"Funny and charming. (Picture book. 4-7)"
No matter how hard Abukacha tries to discard his old, worn-out shoes, they always find their way back to him. Read full book review >
THE FLY by Petr Horácek
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"This apologium may not change minds about flies, but it's definitely buzz-worthy. (Picture book. 3-6)"
What's it like to be a fly? Well, it ain't easy. Read full book review >
GABBY DURAN AND THE UNSITTABLES by Elise Allen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"Surely the 'trusted friends' who are invited to read Gabby's first dossier deserve a real understanding of what makes her unique. (Science fiction. 7-12)"
Twelve-year-old Gabby Duran's reputation as babysitter to the stars is positively intergalactic. Read full book review >

ELLIE by Mike Wu
by Mike Wu, illustrated by Mike Wu
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"Luckily for Ellie and readers alike, it is the pictures that matter. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When Walt the zookeeper announces the zoo will be closing for good, all the animals pitch in to save it. But shy Ellie the elephant cannot see how she can help. How can she help save the zoo? Read full book review >
THE TWEEDLES GO ONLINE by Monica Kulling
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"No spam, no robocalls, no fundraising appeals…those were the days. Maybe it's time for a crokinole comeback, too. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Riding the cutting edge of change continues to bring mixed blessings for the Tweedles, a turn of the century—the 20th century—clan. Read full book review >
THE BOY WHO LOVED THE MOON by Rino Alaimo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"In video and on paper, the art casts an evocative glow, but the story is much changed and the transition from one medium to the other, awkwardly accomplished. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this atmospheric version of the author's prizewinning short film, a lad woos—and ultimately wins—the Moon. Read full book review >
DRAGONS BEWARE! by Jorge Aguirre
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"This rowdy adventure is sure to be a crowd pleaser. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12)"
When a wicked wizard threatens her city, Claudette decides it's once again her job to save the day. Read full book review >
THE WILD PIANO by Fred
by Fred, illustrated by Fred, translated by Richard Kutner
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"Easily eclipsing the decades, this mind-bending fantasy blends familiar literary allusions, psychedelic settings, and just the right smattering of fun. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12)"
Philemon (Cast Away on the Letter A, 2014) returns in another whimsical romp to revisit the letter A and free his friend Bartholomew. Read full book review >
THE COW TRIPPED OVER THE MOON by Jeanne Willis
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"Children just graduating from nursery rhymes will find this a hoot. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Hey-diddle-diddle! Nursery-rhyme EMTs rescue stranded characters from "Mother Goose." In verse! Read full book review >
THE BIG PRINCESS by Taro Miura
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"Originally published in Japan, the story has an offbeat sensibility that may particularly appeal to lovers of anime, emoji, and that Japanese fondness for cuteness, kawaii.(Picture book. 4-8)"
A geometric kaleidoscope of digital images and collage forms the bones of this winsome tale. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
authors of OFF THE PAGE
May 19, 2015

Meet Oliver, a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale and transported into the real world. Meet Delilah, the girl who wished Oliver into being. In bestseller Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer’s new young adult novel, Off the Page, it’s a miracle that seems perfect at first—but there are complications. To exist in Delilah’s world, Oliver must take the place of a regular boy. Enter Edgar, who agrees to play Oliver’s role in the pages of Delilah’s favorite book. But just when it seems that the plan will work, everything gets turned upside down. We talk to the mother-daughter team on Kirkus TV. View video >