DEWEY BOB by Judy Schachner
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"An undisciplined mess. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The creator of Skippyjon Jones leaves behind, at least temporarily, her bestselling Siamese kitten's Frito Bandito-speak for pure corn pone in her new story of a little hoarder raccoon. Read full book review >
LOVE by Frédéric Brrémaud
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 15, 2015

"Visually lavish and unforgettable. (Graphic adventure. 6-11)"
A one-eyed fox must fight its way through a dizzying array of dangers to return to what it holds dear. Read full book review >

THE SLEEPWALKER TONIC by Jason Segel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"A solid-enough sequel that slips here and there but leaves readers' goodwill intact. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Charlie Laird faces a dire threat to the Netherworld and the Waking World. Read full book review >
HOCKEY HERO by Zachary Hyman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A fine look into hockey's heart. (Picture book. 6-9)"
In hockey, there is a tradition: win or lose, you rise to the challenge. Read full book review >
A TOWER OF GIRAFFES by Anna Wright
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"This brief, exquisite overview may well have readers wishing for a sequel—or consulting reference books to find out more collective nouns. (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
From a gaggle of geese to an ostentation of peacocks, a gathering of collective nouns. Read full book review >

ALL ABOUT THE PHILIPPINES by Gidget Roceles Jimenez
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"The large format and attractive, cartoonlike illustrations provide an inviting look at a country not often included in many other resources for children. (websites, index ) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Three cousins representing the diverse cultural groups who inhabit the Philippines take readers on a tour of the many islands that make up the archipelago. Read full book review >
WHERE IS JUMPER? by Ellen Stoll Walsh
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Walsh has a knack for creating illustrations and text that seem ever so simple yet have plenty of acumen, emotion, and pure fun. More mice, please. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Walsh brings back her trademark mice for another concept book (Balancing Act, 2010, etc.).Read full book review >
I AM HENRY FINCH by Alexis Deacon
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Small bird, big thoughts. Greatness achieved. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Can thinking change the world? Just ask Henry Finch! Read full book review >
SLEEPING BEAUTY by Alison Sage
adapted by Alison Sage, illustrated by Sarah Gibb
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A sugary take, distinguishable only in minor ways from those illustrated by Maja Dusíková (2012), Kuniko Craft (2002), and a fairy coachful of like romantics. (Picture book/fairy tale. 6-8)"
Borders of lacy wisteria and thorny wild roses add elegant atmosphere to this sweet version of the classic tale. Read full book review >
THE DOG THAT NINO DIDN'T HAVE by Edward van de Vendel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 8, 2015

"A sensitive reminder that imagination can provide comfort, though not in unlimited quantity. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Nino and his imaginary dog are inseparable companions—until a tangible pet comes along. Read full book review >
THE COLOR THIEF by Andrew Fusek Peters
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Subtle as a rock but likely to be more effective than many other bibliotherapeutic titles. (Picture book. 6-9)"
The colors leach out of a child's bright world when his father is afflicted with depression. Will they ever return? Read full book review >
JACK FROST by William Joyce
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"As ever, the force of nostalgia is strong; the force of narrative, not so much. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The tale of the only Guardian of Childhood to be a child himself turns out to be hinged on battles and transformations. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sara Paretsky
author of BRUSH BACK
July 28, 2015

No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help in Brush Back, the latest thriller from bestselling author Sara Paretsky. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full 25 years for her daughter’s murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. “Paretsky, who plots more conscientiously than anyone else in the field, digs deep, then deeper, into past and present until all is revealed,” our reviewer writes. View video >