FROM THE NOTEBOOKS OF A MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCESS by Meg Cabot
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 19, 2015

"A sweet fantasy, both funny and highly satisfying. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Olivia's middle school worries get a lot easier when she gets the surprise of a lifetime. Read full book review >
HERE COMES THE TOOTH FAIRY CAT by Deborah Underwood
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 19, 2015

"Clever fun continues in this delightful series. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Mischievous Cat is back (Here Comes Santa Cat, 2014, etc.), this time determined to meet the Tooth Fairy. Read full book review >

DAYLIGHT STARLIGHT WILDLIFE by Wendell Minor
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 19, 2015

"For storytime or laptime, another beautiful rendition of the natural world. (Picture book. 2-7)"
An album of contrasts introduces diurnal and nocturnal animals. Read full book review >
THE ORPHAN ARMY by Jonathan Maberry
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 19, 2015

"This first book in an explosive new series is the perfect mix of science fiction and magic. (Fantasy/science fiction. 8-12)"
Ever since the alien invasion, 11-year-old Milo has suffered from nightmares, but when a voice in his dreams tells him the world needs a hero, he has a hard time believing it could be him. Read full book review >
DEAR HANK WILLIAMS by Kimberly Willis Holt
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 19, 2015

"Soulful and satisfying. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Tate has gumption, and it's a good thing: She's the only one who has faith in her ability to sing—except for her little brother, Frog, and everyone seems surprised whenever Tate mentions him. Read full book review >

IN A VILLAGE BY THE SEA by Muon Van
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 18, 2015

"The illustrations, with strong references to Chinese pen-and-ink landscapes and Japanese woodblock prints of the sea, will draw readers to this book again and again. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In circular fashion, this simple story's narration unfolds, with great power behind the few words on each page. Read full book review >
NOBODY! by Erin Frankel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 15, 2015

"Didactic? Yes. And maybe Thomas' and Kyle's transformations are a bit too good to be true. But this is valuable nonetheless. (Picture book/bibliotherapy. 6-10)"
The team that created the Weird series presents another title about bullying, again emphasizing the three roles in bullying transactions—target, initiator, bystanders—and bringing home to readers what they can do to end bullying. Read full book review >
POEMS IN THE ATTIC by Nikki Grimes
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 15, 2015

"Succinct poetry shines in this impassioned celebration of history; the stories of this African-American family traveling the globe are rich with heart and color. (Picture book/poetry. 6-11)"
A girl discovers her mother's childhood poems in her grandmother's attic and embarks on a journey through family history that inspires her own poetic tribute to her mother. Read full book review >
SUNDAY SHOPPING by Sally Derby
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 15, 2015

"Both old-fashioned and fresh-feeling, this book is thoroughly worthy of a shopping trip. (Picture book. 5-8)"
As comfortable as a Sunday afternoon with Grandma, Derby's picture book sneaks a wee bit of financial literacy into her story of playtime and imagination. Read full book review >
FINDING THE MUSIC by Jennifer Torres
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 15, 2015

"An uplifting celebration of family, community, and culture. (author's note) (Bilingual picture book. 6-9)"
Reyna's abuelito was a mariachi musician, and today his prized vihuela, a small, high-pitched guitar, hangs in her family's restaurant. Read full book review >
WHEN THE WIND BLOWS by Stacy Clark
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 15, 2015

"Intriguing, easily informative and even inspiring. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
A poetic composition celebrates the power of the wind as a renewable-energy resource. Read full book review >
MARKET MAZE by Roxie Munro
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 15, 2015

"A great way to introduce kids to their foods' origins and to prepare them for a greenmarket visit of their own. (Interactive informational picture book. 4-8)"
With an interactive maze/map, Munro demystifies for children where all the items for sale at the farmers market originate. 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 >