THE LAST EVER AFTER by Soman Chainani
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 21, 2015

"Ultimately more than a little full of itself, but well-stocked with big themes, inventively spun fairy-tale tropes, and flashes of hilarity. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Good has won every fairy-tale contest with Evil for centuries, but a dark sorcerer's scheme to turn the tables comes to fruition in this ponderous closer. Read full book review >
MUMMY CAT by Marcus Ewert
Kirkus Star
by Marcus Ewert, illustrated by Lisa Brown
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 21, 2015

"Elegantly designed for young fans of ancient Egypt, this sweet ghost story of a pet's love for its owner transcends time. (Picture book. 5-9)"
"Deep within this maze of stone, / a creature wakes up, all alone." Read full book review >

MY BROTHER IS A SUPERHERO by David Solomons
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 21, 2015

"As genuinely open-hearted as the genre that inspired it. (Adventure. 10-16)"
When his older brother is suddenly gifted with superpowers, a comics aficionado must swallow his pride and coach him as best he can. Read full book review >
RIVER RUNS DEEP by Jennifer Bradbury
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 21, 2015

"A solid look at a fascinating historical side note. (Historical fiction. 8-14)"
A tubercular boy is sent to live in a cave that might heal him. Read full book review >
PRINCESS JUNIPER OF THE HOURGLASS by Ammi-Joan Paquette
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 21, 2015

"Despite a sense of playacting, this is a gently adventurous and luxuriously detailed romp. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
A princess requests and receives a country for her 13th birthday. Read full book review >

SADIE'S STORY by Christine Heppermann
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 21, 2015

"Adults will enjoy the witty non sequiturs, but the story, marred by conflicting themes, never quite coheres. (birding tips, resources) (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Sadie's sad when her two best friends go on vacation without her until a witch moves into her backyard playhouse and shows Sadie a new way to see the world. Read full book review >
OUT OF THE WOODS by Rebecca Bond
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 21, 2015

"Awe-inspiring, exquisitely rendered, indeed 'unforgettable.' (author's note) (Picture book. 4-9)"
In 1914, a 4-year-old boy living in Gowganda, Ontario, witnesses a forest fire that forces people and animals into a nearby lake to survive. Read full book review >
THE SECRETS OF BLUEBERRIES, BROTHERS, MOOSE & ME by Sara Nickerson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 21, 2015

"Heart-rendingly unflagging in the face of life-changing events, Missy's a funny, compelling heroine that readers will cheer for. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Twelve-year-old Missy narrates a summer full of tumultuous change, from her first job to her father's remarriage. Read full book review >
THE FALCONER'S APPRENTICE by Malve von Hassell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 15, 2015

"This well-researched and carefully plotted novel features a likable protagonist and a setting straight from the Newbery canon. (notes, suggested reading, acknowledgements) (Historical fiction. 11-15)"
Andreas, 14 and lowborn, cannot bear to allow the death of a peregrine falcon, unfairly condemned by a count's son, and so escapes with it, introducing readers to European life in the early 13th century. Read full book review >
CHEATING FOR THE CHICKEN MAN by Priscilla Cummings
Released: July 15, 2015

"Realistically presenting the situational rather than absolute nature of some difficult choices, this engrossing novel provides lots to ponder and discuss. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Kate Tyler compromises her own values to protect her brother from bullying in this follow-up to Cummings' The Red Kayak (2004).Read full book review >
NIGHTBORN by Lou Anders
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 14, 2015

"A winning testament to the value of friendship and to a surly dragon's power of persuasion. (maps, glossary, game rules, 'historical' note) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Caution: a wyvern's talons might pluck you up and drop you smack in the middle of a legendary quest. Read full book review >
CHANTARELLE by G.A. Morgan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 14, 2015

"An adventure suffused with philosophical offerings that will appeal to readers who enjoy rich fantasy. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
The second book of the Five Stones Trilogy brings Chase, Knox, and Evelyn back to the hidden land of Ayda. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kate Beaton
July 21, 2015

Kate Beaton is the author/illustrator of the No. 1 New York Times bestseller Hark! A Vagrant! Now she is also a picture book author and illustrator with the recent release of The Princess and the Pony. Princess Pinecone knows exactly what she wants for her birthday this year. A big horse. A strong horse. A horse fit for a warrior princess! But when the day arrives, she doesn't quite get the horse of her dreams. “Where else can readers find hipster warriors, anime influences, perfectly placed fart jokes, a hidden ugly-sweater contest, and a skirmish packed with delightful nonsense (llamas! knights! hot dogs! turtle costumes!)—and have it all make such wonderful sense?” writes our reviewer in a starred review. “Instead of breaking bones, this warrior princess breaks the mold—and Beaton is in a class of her own.” View video >