LITTLE MISS, BIG SIS by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 16, 2015

"Jealousy is nothing short of a foreign concept in this charmer of a tale, and siblings-to-be everywhere will take note. (Picture book. 4-8)"
With minimal text, a "little miss" navigates the tricky waters that will make her a "big sis." Read full book review >
SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY by Ben Clanton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 16, 2015

"The slowly dawning message will elicit excitement about spring, wishing, and the ability to decode a narrative. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bored with the familiar, this young daydreamer imagines how life could be different. Read full book review >

...AND NICK by Emily Gore
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 16, 2015

"Charming, encouraging, and delightful. Go, Nick! (Picture book. 3-8)"
In a mouse family of four nearly identical brothers, Nick always seems to be trying to catch up. Read full book review >
THE MOST AMAZING CREATURE IN THE SEA by Brenda Z. Guiberson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 16, 2015

"Inviting their readers to choose the answer themselves, this skillful author-illustrator pair again encourages their senses of wonder at the natural world. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Who is the most amazing creature in the sea? Read full book review >
ONE WORD FROM SOPHIA by Jim Averbeck
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 16, 2015

"A must-read—for pet lovers and even for those not yet convinced. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Tutu-wearing Sophia packs determination, whimsy, and a plethora of strategies to handle a passel of impressive words. Read full book review >

IRA'S SHAKESPEARE DREAM by Glenda Armand
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 15, 2015

"Shakespeare, racial discrimination, and strong doses of inspiration and determination—all in one notable life. (photograph, afterword, quotation sources, books, and websites) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
In the 1800s, an African-American boy dreamed of performing on stage and found success in Europe. Read full book review >
EMERGENCY VEHICLES by Rod Green
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2015

"A pleaser for fans of big rigs and disaster scenarios alike. (Informational novelty. 5-7)"
An international gallery of air, sea, and land firefighting and rescue vehicles, with hinged flaps offering peeks inside each. Read full book review >
AMERICANINE by Yann Kebbi
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"As a study in European impressions of America, this fascinates; as a representation of New York, it's more than a little idiosyncratic. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A tourist's view of New York City, from close to the pavement. Read full book review >
MOUSE'S FIRST NIGHT AT MOONLIGHT SCHOOL by Simon Puttock
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"Unless they are as good at hiding as Mouse, readers will be hard-pressed to apply any lessons learned here in their own lives. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A shy new student uses her best talent to ease into her first night at school. Read full book review >
I WILL NEVER GET A STAR ON MRS. BENSON'S BLACKBOARD by Jennifer K. Mann
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"Would that all teachers find the star-worthy within each of their students. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A messy, daydreaming artist despairs of ever doing anything star-worthy in Mrs. Benson's class. Read full book review >
HUNGRY ROSCOE by David J. Plant
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"A droll episode, with any lesson or moral beyond, maybe, 'try, try again' absent or well-buried. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Persistence pays off for an urban raccoon determined to upgrade his garbage-based diet. Read full book review >
THE LIGHTHOUSE OF SOULS by Ariel A. Almada
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"Nevertheless, it is a rather beautiful, quiet tale and smells of the salt sea. (Picture book. 5-9)"
This Spanish import opens vertically, emphasizing the height of the titular lighthouse with each double-page spread. 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 >