THE SECRETS OF THE STORM VORTEX by Anne Cameron
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"This outrageous meteorological adventure will leave readers eager for the final Lightning Catcher volume. (map) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
In this second Lightning Catcher book, 12-year-old Angus McFangus learns more about his storm-prophet powers while investigating a mysterious storm vortex engulfing the Perilous Exploratorium for Violent Weather and Vicious Storms.Read full book review >
LAST PANDA STANDING by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Released: May 5, 2015

"In the end, readers may wish the book were a little more exciting and a little less genteel. (Mystery. 8-12)"
You don't need a gun in Kalamazoo City. Read full book review >

INTO THE DORKNESS by John Kloepfer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"Good, loony science-fiction fun. (Science fiction. 8-11) "
Earth is again in danger from the galaxy's most vile criminals. Can the team of STEM summer campers called the Extraordinary Terrestrials save all? Read full book review >
SUPER FLY by Todd H.  Doodler
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"As Fred would (does, actually) exclaim: 'Ding-dong donkey donuts, Super Fly!' Fans of Super Diaper Baby will agree. (Superhero farce. 7-9)"
From the "bug-centric" burg of Stinkopolis rises Super Fly, diminutive defender of the city dump—not to mention the planet beyond. Read full book review >
LOTS OF BOTS by C.J. Richards
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"More entry-level fun for the robot-loving set. (Science fiction. 8-11)"
Having just saved the world from criminal mastermind Dr. Charles Micron (The Junkyard Bot, 2014), George Gearing is just starting an apprenticeship at TinkerTech headquarters.Read full book review >

MOONE BOY by Chris O'Dowd
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"This story should keep its target audience of pre-pubescent boys giggling but is unlikely to find fans outside of this demographic. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Martin Moone, a dimwitted 11-year-old Irish boy with three difficult older sisters, decides to take on an imaginary friend, or IF. Read full book review >
ANNA, BANANA, AND THE FRIENDSHIP SPLIT by Anica Mrose Rissi
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"A realistic story for sensitive kids. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Jealousy threatens to tear best friends apart. Read full book review >
COSMOE'S WIENER GETAWAY by Max Brallier
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"The book is so frenetic that some readers will need caffeine to get through it, but in the end, that turns out to be an advantage: If a joke doesn't work, or if readers get bored, all they have to do is turn the page. (Graphic/science-fiction hybrid. 7-12)"
This highly illustrated story has something for every demographic, offering robots, zombies, hot dogs, a princess, video games and wrestlers. This is not a complete list. Read full book review >
THE GREAT GOOD SUMMER by Liz Garton Scanlon
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"Equal parts peculiar and poignant, Ivy's story will have readers giggling as they root for her to find everything she's looking for. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When her beloved mama goes missing, idea girl Ivy Green springs into action. Read full book review >
LITTLE KUNOICHI, THE NINJA GIRL by Sanae Ishida
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"Stunning artwork, full of warmth and pizazz, presents a lovable heroine who will win hearts with her perseverance and humor. (Picture book. 3-7)"
For Little Kunoichi, ninja school is hard, but with practice, friendship, and humor, she flies high at the Island Festival. Read full book review >
NEW FRIEND by Billy Steers
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"A pleasant-enough trip to the farm. (Picture book. 2-7)"
"Plows, harrows, and cultivators!" Read full book review >
EL PERRO CON SOMBRERO by Derek Taylor Kent
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"A nifty bilingual treat. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Move over, Puss in Boots and Cat in the Hat; now there's el Perro con Sombrero and el Gato con Zapatos. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
authors of OFF THE PAGE
May 19, 2015

Meet Oliver, a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale and transported into the real world. Meet Delilah, the girl who wished Oliver into being. In bestseller Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer’s new young adult novel, Off the Page, it’s a miracle that seems perfect at first—but there are complications. To exist in Delilah’s world, Oliver must take the place of a regular boy. Enter Edgar, who agrees to play Oliver’s role in the pages of Delilah’s favorite book. But just when it seems that the plan will work, everything gets turned upside down. We talk to the mother-daughter team on Kirkus TV. View video >