THE ADVENTURES OF BLACK DOG by Tiffany  Schmidt
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2015

"Perhaps future outings of the Shenandoah will prove more seaworthy. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It's Black Dog and the crew of the schooner Shenandoah to the rescue!Read full book review >
ISLAND BIRTHDAY by Eva Murray
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2015

"This book engagingly invites young readers to explore a different lifestyle from a child's perspective. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Life on a remote Maine island can be frustrating for a typical kid who misses the conveniences that mainland residents take for granted. Read full book review >

THE NESTING QUILT by Cathryn Falwell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2015

"A charming, heartwarming story tailor-made for alleviating anxieties about becoming a big sister. (Picture book. 4­-7)"
The impending arrival of a new baby has Maya reflecting that she and her family are nesting, "just like the birds." Read full book review >
NUTS IN SPACE by Elys Dolan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2015

"Light and playful, with busy action and energetic spoofs, this silly story is a good thing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A space-adventure picture book featuring anthropomorphic animals…and nuts. Read full book review >
GON, THE LITTLE FOX by Nankichi Niimi
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2015

"The startling and violent ending may make it difficult to find an audience, but it is a valuable introduction to a non-Western storytelling aesthetic. (Picture book. 7-10)"
An animal tale from the "Hans Christian Andersen of Japan" is now published in an English edition. Read full book review >

ORION AND THE DARK by Emma Yarlett
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2015

"A funny, savvy bedtime story that addresses common fears. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A friendly, benign-looking creature called the Dark takes the boy Orion on a fear-conquering adventure. Read full book review >
NOT FOR SALE by Sara Cassidy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2015

"A warmhearted romp that might even work for older reluctant readers. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Cyrus and Rudy, 9 and 8 respectively, are faced with the nightmare scenario: their family is moving to a new house. Read full book review >
"COULD YOU LIFT UP YOUR BOTTOM?" by Hee-jung Chang
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2015

"An effective choice for developing shape recognition mixed with some salty fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A DAY AT GRANDMA'S by Mi-ae Lee
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2015

"Part storybook, part parental resource; the lack of a clear purpose hurts this title. (Picture book. 3-7)"
After an overnight at Grandma's house, little Yujin looks forward to seeing her mother at the end of the day. Read full book review >
THERE IS A CROCODILE UNDER MY BED by Ingrid Schubert
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2015

"A deftly upbeat encounter that should go a long way toward quelling any nascent nighttime anxieties. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Far from being frightened, a small child is utterly delighted to find a green, toothy monster under her bed. Read full book review >
MAZEL TOV! IT'S A BOY/MAZEL TOV! IT'S A GIRL by Jamie Korngold
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2015

"A joyful and eminently useful book. (Picture book/religion. 2-7)"
The joy of welcoming a new baby into a Jewish home is portrayed in this dos-à-dos, dual-gender photo essay. Read full book review >
JODIE'S SHABBAT SURPRISE by Anna Levine
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2015

"Kids probably wouldn't want to drink juice produced by bare feet, but that prospect is more intriguing than this minor effort. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A dog makes an unexpected discovery just before Shabbat. 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 >