HARRIET THE INVINCIBLE by Ursula Vernon
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"Creatively fresh and feminist, with laughs on every single page. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 8-12)"
This new series from Dragonbreath's Vernon puts a wild spin on "Sleeping Beauty." Read full book review >
FIREFLY HOLLOW by Alison McGhee
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"This sweet and memorable tale deserves both a sequel and a film version. (Fantasy. 7-11)"
Firefly and Cricket, two tiny animals with big dreams, challenge the status quo by befriending a miniature giant (a boy named Peter)—and by pursuing their destinies with the help of an old river vole. Read full book review >

A WHOLE NEW BALLGAME by Phil Bildner
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"A school story with heart. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Fifth grade is, as the title indicates, a whole new ballgame for best friends Rip and Red. Read full book review >
FLUTTER AND HUM/ALETEO Y ZUMBIDO by Julie Paschkis
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"Readers would be hard-pressed to find a snappier introduction to language appreciation, poetry and vocabulary enrichment. (author's notes) (Bilingual picture book/poetry. 3-10)"
A striking exploration of the animal kingdom in bilingual poems. Read full book review >
BOO-LA-LA WITCH SPA by Samantha Berger
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 16, 2015

"The excess smothers any potential oohs and aahs. (Picture book. 4-6)"
It seems even witches like to treat themselves to a bit of TLC after the frenzy of Halloween. Read full book review >

KYLE GOES ALONE by Jan Thornhill
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 15, 2015

"A startlingly informative alternative to the run-of-the-mill potty book. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The call of nature prods a young three-toed sloth to go it alone. Read full book review >
KATIE MCGINTY WANTS A PET! by Jenna Harrington
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 13, 2015

"A light and good-natured introduction to following one's dreams, however crazy. (Picture book. 3-6)"
As surely as "Are we there yet?" there comes a time when the call goes out: "I want a pet." Katie wants a pet and a half, with stripes. Read full book review >
SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A FOX by Danielle Daniel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"This book will fascinate children expanding their horizons and learning about other cultures (or, in the case of Anishinaabe kids, their own). (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
An introduction to the Anishinaabe tradition of totem animals. Read full book review >
GRANT AND TILLIE GO WALKING by Monica Kulling
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Though the factual information about Grant Wood is scanty, this fanciful story represents the power of friendship and the role of the familiar in the creative process. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Loosely based on the life of Grant Wood, this is the story of the artist's search for inspiration and his discovery that home—and a cow named Tillie—was all he needed to be happy. Read full book review >
BUDDY AND EARL by Maureen Fergus
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Earl and Buddy know the secret of camaraderie and play it out in fine form. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Two creatures find an unlikely friendship when one takes on the role of gagman and the other an unwitting straight man. Read full book review >
ONCE UPON A RAINY DAY by Édouard Manceau
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Another playful imagination-stretcher from the author of Look! and Tickle Monster (both 2015). (Picture book. 6-8)"
A ravening wolf, several potential victims, a wild chase, an ambush, and a spectacular reversal of fortune make for an exciting tale—even when all the characters stay home due to bad weather. Read full book review >
THE LITTLE BOOK OF BIG FEARS by Monica Arnaldo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Other than the opportunity to commiserate with the children in these pages (while, one hopes, not picking up any new fears along the way), there is little for kids to take away from this. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Arnaldo explores some of the fears young children experience. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Libba Bray
author of LAIR OF DREAMS
August 25, 2015

In Lair of Dreams, the second installment of Libba Bray’s bestselling young adult Diviners series, after a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O'Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. Now that the world knows of her ability to "read" objects, and therefore, read the past, she has become a media darling, earning the title "America's Sweetheart Seer." But not everyone is so accepting of the Diviners' abilities....Meanwhile, mysterious deaths have been turning up in the city, victims of an unknown sleeping sickness. Can the Diviners descend into the dreamworld and catch a killer? “Weaving together a chilling mystery with a truly elusive solution, several poignant love stories, agonizing injustice, terrifyingly monstrous dreams, and even a cameo by legendary psychiatrist Carl Jung, this installment wraps enough up to satisfy but clearly sets the stage for more,” our reviewer writes in a rare starred review. “How will readers stand the wait?” View video >