LITTLE RED AND THE VERY HUNGRY LION by Alex T. Smith
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 26, 2016

"Great storytelling braided with lively color and a culturally affirming accent makes this book a real standout. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this modern reweaving of "Little Red Riding Hood" set on a modern, fanciful African savanna, readers meet a young, black Little Red who gracefully outwits the more-hungry-than-horrifying Lion. Read full book review >
101 REASONS WHY I'M NOT TAKING A BATH by Stacy McAnulty
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 26, 2016

"There's really only one reason to read this book: it's a hoot. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A filth-encrusted gamin ticks off precisely why a trip to the tub is not on the list of priorities. Read full book review >

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST by Mahlon F. Craft
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 26, 2016

"A beautiful retelling that may well daunt readers accustomed to the far shorter picture-book texts of today. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Lush, intricate oil paintings distinguish this retelling of Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont's 18th-century version of the familiar fairy tale. Read full book review >
FEROCIOUS FLUFFITY by Erica S. Perl
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 19, 2016

"Another crowd pleaser from the creators of Chicken Butt! (2009). (Picture book. 6-8)"
A pet hamster comes to Room 2-D: So cute! So fluffy! So…toothy. Read full book review >
COYOTE MOON by Maria Gianferrari
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 19, 2016

"'Yip-yip-yip-yip!' indeed, for this sympathetic portrayal of a not-often-celebrated creature who shares our world. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
By the light of the moon, a coyote quietly prowls through a suburban neighborhood, hunting for food for her family. Read full book review >

MY GYM TEACHER IS AN ALIEN OVERLORD by David Solomons
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 19, 2016

"Wildly funny. (Adventure. 8-12)"
In this sequel to My Brother is a Superhero (2015), it's up to totally ordinary 11-year-old Luke to save the planet. Read full book review >
THE NOT SO QUIET LIBRARY by Zachariah OHora
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 19, 2016

"Lively, detailed, endearing, and bold, the images and text create an unforgettable reading experience for book digesters everywhere. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Saturday is library day, and Dad is bungee-cording a warehouse worth of books to the roof of his already jam-packed car. The first stop, however, is the bakery, as "a day of quiet exploration requires a proper breakfast." Read full book review >
THE FEARSOME FOURSOME by John Esposito
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 19, 2016

"Neither funny nor frightening, but it will have an audience. (Horror. 8-11)"
Librarian of the Haunted Mansion (and nominal "author") Amicus Ravenswood tries to outfright four 12-year-old tale spinners. Read full book review >
SATURDAY by Ian Lendler
by Ian Lendler, illustrated by Serge Bloch
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 19, 2016

"TGI-Saturday! (Picture book. 5-7)"
A child welcomes the weekend. Read full book review >
BOSSY FLOSSY by Paulette Bogan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 19, 2016

"No matter if the premise is a bit thin; the humorous art and the use of well-known phrases such as 'You are not the boss of me' will encourage rereads. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Flossy bosses everyone—even adults—until she meets the equally bossy Edward. Read full book review >
BABIES RUIN EVERYTHING by Matthew Swanson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 19, 2016

"Such a familiar theme needs something to distinguish the book that revisits it, and that something is missing here. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A long-winded, first-person treatise on a well-worn theme is delivered by a new big sister. Read full book review >
LA MADRE GOOSE by Susan Middleton Elya
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 19, 2016

"Not one of Elya's stellar efforts. Such previous offerings as Little Roja Riding Hood (2014) and No More, Por Favor (2010) are far better examples of her snappy language-integration skills. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Elya's spin on Mother Goose offers a collection of nursery favorites spiced with a Latin American twist. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Morgan Matson
July 25, 2016

The Unexpected Everything is a YA feel-good story of friendship, finding yourself, and all the joys in life that happen while you’re busy making other plans. Andie has a plan. And she always sticks to her plan. Future? A top-tier medical school. Dad? Avoid him as much as possible (which isn’t that hard considering he’s a Congressman and he’s never around). Friends? Palmer, Bri, and Toby—pretty much the most awesome people on the planet, who needs anyone else? Relationships? No one’s worth more than three weeks. So it’s no surprise that Andie’s got her summer all planned out too. Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer pre-med internship, and lands both she and Dad back in the same house together for the first time in years. Suddenly she’s doing things that aren’t Andie at all. “Romance fans will find plenty to enjoy, as Andie gradually lets down her guard and risks the messy and unpredictable wonder of first love,” our reviewer writes. “A novel best read on a lazy summer day with sand between the toes.” View video >