MONSTER NEEDS TO GO TO SCHOOL by Paul Czajak
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 24, 2016

"A rhyming bullying tale with some worthwhile lessons. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Monster and his little boy tackle Monster's first day of school. Read full book review >
GO, OTTO, GO! by David Milgrim
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 24, 2016

"Welcome back, Otto. Glad you're here to stay. (Early reader. 4-8)"
Almost a decade and a half after crash-landing on Earth in See Otto (2002), Milgrim's lovable robot is back and thinking about returning home.Read full book review >

THE SEVEN PRINCESSES by Smiljana Coh
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 24, 2016

"Sibling feuds are seldom so tidily resolved, but rarely has the suggestion been so prettily made that they could be. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Seven princesses are inseparable until "the biggest fight in the entire history of princess fighting" leaves them all sulking in separate towers. Read full book review >
THE GOLD MEDAL MESS by David A.  Kelly
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 24, 2016

"This series opener is a promising venture into early Matt Christopher territory. (Mystery/sports fiction. 7-9)"
When a mysterious saboteur threatens to shut down their school's Olympic games, five young athletes put on their detective shoes. Read full book review >
HENSEL AND GRETEL by Corey Rosen Schwartz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 24, 2016

"Cheep thrills indeed! (Picture book. 5-8)"
The wolf from the first two of Schwartz and Santat's ninja fairy tales (The Three Ninja Pigs, 2012, etc.) has finally learned to live peacefully—but the fox has yet to learn that lesson. Read full book review >

THE LOST COMPASS by Joel Ross
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 24, 2016

"A cracking good adventure with a diverse cast in a memorable world. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
This sequel to The Fog Diver (2015) takes readers back to a post-apocalyptic world in which civilization has been driven into the skies. Read full book review >
HELLO, MY NAME IS OCTICORN by Kevin Diller
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 24, 2016

"There may be plenty more adventures for Octicorn; here's hoping that they'll be more amusing than awkward—unlike this introduction. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The offspring of an octopus mom and a unicorn dad, Octicorn really needs a friend. Read full book review >
A DARK, DARK CAVE by Eric Hoffman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 24, 2016

"Readers young and old will find much to appreciate in this celebration of the imagination. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Who is down there in the dark, dark cave? Read full book review >
A CLATTER OF JARS by Lisa Graff
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 24, 2016

"Kids may have to read the book a second time to follow the plot, but this is a novel that rewards a second—or even a third—reading. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Everyone in this sequel to Tangle of Knots (2013) gets a chance to be the main character, at least for a page or two.Read full book review >
PRINCESS JUNIPER OF THE ANJU by Ammi-Joan Paquette
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 24, 2016

"A story with old-fashioned flavor, not always in good ways. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
A child queen seeks to extend her rule. Read full book review >
SUMMER OF LOST AND FOUND by Rebecca Behrens
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 24, 2016

"This blend of history with mystery and fantasy with realism is a good find indeed. (author's note, historical notes) (Fiction. 8-12)"
The mystery of the Lost Colony of Roanoke becomes an engaging backdrop for a preteen experiencing her own losses. Read full book review >
HOW TO EAT AN AIRPLANE by Peter Pearson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 24, 2016

"This series opener is a successful combination of etiquette book and airplane cookery: who'd have thunk it? (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
A man ate an airplane. This is true. Though this is not his story, Pearson uses it to ground a surprisingly informative book about the technology (and etiquette). Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fernanda Santos
author of THE FIRE LINE
May 17, 2016

When a bolt of lightning ignited a hilltop in the sleepy town of Yarnell, Arizona, in June 2013, setting off a blaze that would grow into one of the deadliest fires in American history, the 20 men who made up the Granite Mountain Hotshots sprang into action. New York Times writer Fernanda Santos’ debut book The Fire Line is the story of the fire and the Hotshots’ attempts to extinguish it. An elite crew trained to combat the most challenging wildfires, the Hotshots were a ragtag family, crisscrossing the American West and wherever else the fires took them. There's Eric Marsh, their devoted and demanding superintendent who turned his own personal demons into lessons he used to mold, train and guide his crew; Jesse Steed, their captain, a former Marine, a beast on the fire line and a family man who wasn’t afraid to say “I love you” to the firemen he led; Andrew Ashcraft, a team leader still in his 20s who struggled to balance his love for his beautiful wife and four children and his passion for fighting wildfires. We see this band of brothers at work, at play and at home, until a fire that burned in their own backyards leads to a national tragedy. View video >