TROTO AND THE TRUCKS by Uri Shulevitz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"A winner. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Slow and steady wins the race. Read full book review >
MISS HAZELTINE'S HOME FOR SHY AND FEARFUL CATS by Alicia Potter
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"Listeners of all stripes, feline fanciers or not, will be pleased and amused as the mild adventure winds to a happily-ever-after ending. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A caring young woman who takes in homeless cats finds her kindness rewarded when she suffers in turn. Read full book review >

FEET, GO TO SLEEP by Barbara Bottner
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"This technique for drifting off to slumber is surely worth a try. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When every inch of you is bone tired, why not try falling asleep bit by bit? Read full book review >
WHAT THIS STORY NEEDS IS A PIG IN A WIG by Emma J. Virján
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"There's not much of a story here, but a boatload of giggles will keep children returning for more easy-to-read fun. (Early reader. 3-6)"
One pig, one boat, and a lot of passengers add up to one hilarious voyage. Read full book review >
BEAR AND DUCK by Katy Hudson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"A charming story of friendship and acceptance, distinguished by humorous and affectionate illustrations. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Fed up and frustrated with the indignities of life as a bear, Bear joins a family of ducks only to end up realizing that being a bear has its own compensations. Read full book review >

ASK ME by Bernard Waber
Kirkus Star
by Bernard Waber, illustrated by Suzy Lee
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"Sublimely satisfying. (Picture book. 4-8)"
As a little girl and her father take a walk together, the girl directs her dad to ask her questions about what she likes. Read full book review >
SPY GUY by Jessica Young
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"Will Spy Guy be the next 007? Unless there's another book, readers will never know. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A small, pixie-haired, gap-toothed, pink-skinned boy rocking a fedora aspires to competence as a spy. Read full book review >
SHARKS HAVE SIX SENSES by John F. Waters
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"A distinct and refreshing change of pace from the usual melodramatic shark fare. (glossary, websites) (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
Paper-collage portraits with only an occasional flash of jagged dentifrice illustrate this appreciative description of how sharks use their extraordinarily sharp senses to find prey. Read full book review >
PUZZLING DOGS by Linda Falken
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"What's 'puzzling' is how this could be regarded as even marginally worthy of its audience or the institution that published it. (Novelty. 3-6)"
A bound album of jigsaw puzzles made from images of dogs found in paintings or other works in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Read full book review >
ALLY-SAURUS & THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL by Richard Torrey
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"Ally is an empathetic guide for young children facing their own first days, no matter what or who they imagine themselves to be. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little girl with a dino-sized imagination joins, and learns to get along with, other kids with their own particular styles on the first day of school. Read full book review >
SEX IS A FUNNY WORD by Cory Silverberg
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"This carefully thought-out explanation may surprise but should be widely appreciated. (glossary) (Nonfiction.7-10)"
Moving up in target audience from their explanation of reproduction, What Makes a Baby (2013), Silverberg and Smyth explore various meanings for the word "sex." Read full book review >
MY TATA'S REMEDIES / LOS REMEDIOS DE MI TATA by Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"So many cultural treasures are dependent on word-of-mouth transmission, and this story encourages grandparents to lovingly pass on their knowledge to eager grandchildren and family members. (Bilingual picture book. 4-11)"
Following My Nana's Remedies/Los Remedios De Mi Nana, illustrated by Edna San Miguel (2002), Rivera-Ashford offers another semiautobiographical and child-friendly recounting of the importance of sharing intergenerational wisdom, this time accompanied by Castro L.'s expressive illustrations. 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 >