A CHICKEN FOLLOWED ME HOME! by Robin Page
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 19, 2015

"A delightful and informative book for families wanting to raise chickens or learn where eggs come from. (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
In her first foray as solo writer and illustrator, Page, Steve Jenkins' frequent collaborator (and spouse), presents a child-friendly Q-and-A to prepare children for the titular eventuality. 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 >

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 >
SIXTEENTH SUMMER by Michelle Dalton
Released: May 15, 2015

"No new literary ground is broken here, but readers seeking a sweet story of first love will sigh appreciatively. (Romance. 11-14)"
Love blossoms between a summer boy and a local girl in a chaste romance set on the foggy coast of Maine. 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 >

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 >
WHERE TRIPLETS GO, TROUBLE FOLLOWS by Michelle Poploff
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 15, 2015

"An appealing idea for a chapter book but undistinguished in execution. (Fiction. 7-9)"
The Divine triplets, Lily, Daisy, and Violet, are alike in some ways and different in others, but they agree about their troublesome new puppy. Read full book review >
STRAYS by Jennifer Caloyeras
Released: May 15, 2015

"Entertaining if imperfect, but perhaps a source of comfort for angry teens. (Fiction. 11-16)"
Sixteen-year-old Iris seems almost as much of a stray as Roman, the three-legged pit bull mix she's tasked with training as community-service punishment for an outburst at school. Read full book review >
THIRTEEN by Tom Hoyle
Released: May 15, 2015

"In a market saturated with tales of danger and heroic teens, this one is best left at the Tube station. (Thriller. 10-12)"
Only one boy has the power to stop a dangerous cult from wreaking havoc in the city of London. Read full book review >
GARGOYLES GONE AWOL by Clémentine Beauvais
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 15, 2015

"Beauvais' narrative zips breezily along and gets to the end with several moments of laugh-out-loud cleverness—and that's enough to grab readers. (Mystery. 9-12)"
Young Sesame Seade returns for a second round of detective work around and about the colleges of Cambridge University (Sleuth on Skates, 2014), this time aided by friends Toby and Gemma.Read full book review >
THE MOSQUITO BROTHERS by Griffin Ondaatje
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"A few moments of manufactured drama aside, a ragged chain of set pieces. (Animal fantasy. 10-12)"
A late-blooming urban mosquito meets his country-raised half brother for the first time. Read full book review >
TOM GATES by L. Pichon
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"The only thing that materially distinguishes Tom Gates from Greg Heffley and his legions of pretenders is his accent; some readers may feel that's good enough. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 8-12)"
That wimpy kid from across the pond returns in a sequel to The Brilliant World of Tom Gates (2014).Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Beatriz Williams
June 23, 2015

In Beatriz Williams’ latest novel Tiny Little Thing, it’s the summer of 1966 and Christina Hardcastle—“Tiny” to her illustrious family—stands on the brink of a breathtaking future. Of the three Schuyler sisters, she’s the one raised to marry a man destined for leadership, and with her elegance and impeccable style, she presents a perfect camera-ready image in the dawning age of television politics. Together she and her husband, Frank, make the ultimate power couple: intelligent, rich, and impossibly attractive. It seems nothing can stop Frank from rising to national office, and he’s got his sights set on a senate seat in November. But as the season gets underway at the family estate on Cape Cod, three unwelcome visitors appear in Tiny’s perfect life. “A fascinating look at wealth, love, ambition, secrets, and what family members will and won’t do to protect each other,” our reviewer writes. View video >