OUR FOOD by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2016

"Playful poetry and palatable prose provide a useful, kid-friendly introduction to nutrition. (glossary) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
This scientifically based exploration of the five food groups showcases their components and nutritional relevance by posing and responding to questions kids frequently ask. Read full book review >
THE GATHERING STORM by H.K. Varian
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2016

"A fresh look at a familiar concept, with a consciously diverse approach. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Makoto "Mack" Kimura is suitably skeptical when his seventh-period independent study is revealed as training for Changers, or shape-shifters. Read full book review >

CODY HARMON, KING OF PETS by Claudia Mills
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2016

"Another winner from Mills, equally well suited to reading aloud and independent reading. (Fiction. 7-10)"
When Franklin School principal Mr. Boone announces a pet-show fundraiser, white third-grader Cody—whose lack of skill and interest in academics is matched by keen enthusiasm for and knowledge of animals—discovers his time to shine. Read full book review >
THE RIGHT TRACK by Harmony Jones
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2016

"Romance and musical stardom are the twin lures in this lite but likable pop-fiction series opener. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Three lads, members of an aspiring British boy band, move into the Los Angeles home that 12-year-old Lark, a budding musician, shares with her newly divorced mother, who's just started her own record label. Read full book review >
ROSCO VS. THE BABY by Lindsay Ward
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2016

"Call the ref—this bulldog and baby are down for the count. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A French bulldog learns to love the new baby at his house. Read full book review >

A PIECE OF HOME by Jeri Watts
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2016

"Immigrant children will relate to the head-spinning switch from ordinary to different, and their classmates might better understand the emotional impact of moving to a foreign land. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Moving from Korea to West Virginia, a young boy leaves the familiar behind. Read full book review >
SECRET AGENT MAN GOES SHOPPING FOR SHOES by Tim Wynne-Jones
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2016

"Energetic compositions and appealing artwork bolster this spy-friendly text. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A spy-obsessed boy must shop for shoes (tiger tennies!), and a newfound ability to tie them completes his mission. Read full book review >
BUSY BUILDERS, BUSY WEEK! by Jean Reidy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2016

"The lively text supports the joy, but in this case, the delight is in the details. (Picture book. 2-6)"
An animal construction crew works each day of the week to complete a fun surprise for the neighborhood. Read full book review >
LOUISE AND ANDIE by Kelly Light
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2016

"Visually sophisticated in a totally accessible way. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Louise and Art are back, bright-eyed and excited about their new neighbor. Read full book review >
ME AND ANNIE MCPHEE by Olivier Dunrea
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2016

"There's not much new under the sun, or in the sea, but a bouncy rhythm—and full-on shouted conclusion—can't be beat. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Two curious monkeys think they are alone on an island in the middle of the sea. Read full book review >
SEARCHING by Olga de Dios
by Olga de Dios, illustrated by Olga de Dios, translated by Robin Sinclair
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2016

"A simple search-and-find with an easy message for curious, perceptive young readers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A lone, melancholy protagonist changes its floor-staring routine to engage with new friends and the world around it. Read full book review >
SLUMBER UNDER THE STARS by Maria Gianferrari
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2016

"Another winning friendship tale from a lovable duo. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Following their introduction in The School Show (2015), Penny and Jelly face another crisis head-on, using their indelible friendship to solve a problem. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Chris Cleave
June 14, 2016

In bestseller Chris Cleave’s latest novel Everyone Brave Is Forgiven, it’s London, 1939. The day war is declared, Mary North leaves finishing school unfinished, goes straight to the War Office, and signs up. Tom Shaw decides to ignore the war—until he learns his roommate Alistair Heath has unexpectedly enlisted. Then the conflict can no longer be avoided. Young, bright, and brave, Mary is certain she’d be a marvelous spy. When she is—bewilderingly—made a teacher, she finds herself defying prejudice to protect the children her country would rather forget. Tom, meanwhile, finds that he will do anything for Mary. And when Mary and Alistair meet, it is love, as well as war, that will test them in ways they could not have imagined, entangling three lives in violence and passion, friendship and deception, inexorably shaping their hopes and dreams. “Among all the recent fictions about the war, Cleave’s miniseries of a novel is a surprising standout,” our reviewer writes, “with irresistibly engaging characters who sharply illuminate issues of class, race, and wartime morality.” View video >