RAVANA AND THE MAGIC STONE by Sourav Dutta
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"A bland rendition, without much sense of the popular story's usual course or cultural milieu. (Graphic folk tale. 5-8.)"
In this reworked folk tale, clever Ganesha disguises himself as a shepherd boy to keep an evil king from becoming even more dangerously powerful.Read full book review >
POLICE OFFICER by Lucy M.  George
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"A good, general description of the job and a nice choice for early units of study involving occupations and the community. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Exactly what do police officers do? Read full book review >

THE SECRET LIFE OF FIGGY MUSTARDO by Marsha Wilson Chall
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"With a peculiar ending, shaky plot, and passive art, this book may appeal to hard-core dog lovers, but it will likely leave general readers befuddled. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A bored, imaginative dog makes his dreams a reality. Read full book review >
NOBODY LIKES A GOBLIN by Ben Hatke
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"Endearing and entertaining: what's not to like—or love? (Picture book. 4-8)"
A small goblin finds courage when he defends a friend. Read full book review >
THE FIRST LAST DAY by Dorian Cirrone
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"A light book that deftly plumbs some pretty dark depths. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
This novel makes a convincing case that all time-travel stories are really stories about death and immortality. Read full book review >

FIVE TIMES REVENGE by Lindsay  Eland
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"This big, fast-moving tale of students who unite to take a stand against bullies and find friendship in the process is a keeper. (Fiction. 8-14)"
Five middle school students come together to orchestrate the downfall of a school bully. Read full book review >
NEW FRIENDS by Michelle Misra
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"With its simplistic plotting and cardboard characterization, this series opener is less than heavenly. (Fantasy. 6-9)"
Mean girls and magic at a school for aspiring guardian angels. Read full book review >
THE SEVENTH WISH by Kate Messner
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"Hopeful, empathetic, and unusually enlightening. (author's note) (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this novel-length riff on "The Fisherman and His Wife," when Charlie goes ice fishing with pal Drew and his nana, she catches a fish who says it will grant her wishes in return for its release. Read full book review >
BRING ME A ROCK! by Daniel Miyares
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"Beautifully executed art, expressive bugs, and spare but pointed—arguably Marxist—text create a tale for all ages. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The smallest bug's contribution to the demands of the grasshopper king is at first spurned, but the little bug eventually prevails in more ways than one. Read full book review >
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS by Christy Webster
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"Kids who don't want to read much of anything will eat this up. (Nonfiction early reader. 5-8)"
Guinness World Records aren't just for big kids anymore. Read full book review >
OEDIPUS by Yvan Pommaux
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"A well-wrought and edifying adaptation. (Graphic mythology. 8-12)"
Reimagined through a hybrid picture-book/comics lens, Oedipus meets his cataclysmic fate. Read full book review >
POOR LITTLE GUY by Elanna Allen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"A clear victory for a pufferfish and, more importantly, readers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A small, bespectacled pufferfish must face the everyday reality of being a small fish in a world full of big fishes. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Swan Huntley
June 27, 2016

In Swan Huntley’s debut novel We Could Be Beautiful, Catherine West has spent her entire life surrounded by beautiful things. She owns an immaculate Manhattan apartment, she collects fine art, she buys exquisite handbags and clothing, and she constantly redecorates her home. And yet, despite all this, she still feels empty. One night, at an art opening, Catherine meets William Stockton, a handsome man who shares her impeccable taste and love of beauty. He is educated, elegant, and even has a personal connection—his parents and Catherine's parents were friends years ago. But as he and Catherine grow closer, she begins to encounter strange signs, and her mother, Elizabeth (now suffering from Alzheimer’s), seems to have only bad memories of William as a boy. In Elizabeth’s old diary she finds an unnerving letter from a former nanny that cryptically reads: “We cannot trust anyone . . . “ Is William lying about his past? “Huntley’s debut stands out not for its thrills but rather for her hawkish eye for social detail and razor-sharp wit,” our reviewer writes. “An intoxicating escape; as smart as it is fun.” View video >