A STORM TOO SOON by Michael J. Tougias
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 24, 2016

"A sure-fire hit with young readers who are always ready for a good disaster tale. (epilogue, author's note) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
In an adaptation for young readers of his A Storm Too Soon: A True Story of Disaster, Survival, and an Incredible Rescue (2013), Tougias tells the story of the Sean Seymour II, a 44-foot sailboat swamped in a Gulf Stream storm in 2007. Read full book review >
THE GOLD MEDAL MESS by David A.  Kelly
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 24, 2016

"This series opener is a promising venture into early Matt Christopher territory. (Mystery/sports fiction. 7-9)"
When a mysterious saboteur threatens to shut down their school's Olympic games, five young athletes put on their detective shoes. Read full book review >

THE LOST COMPASS by Joel Ross
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 24, 2016

"A cracking good adventure with a diverse cast in a memorable world. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
This sequel to The Fog Diver (2015) takes readers back to a post-apocalyptic world in which civilization has been driven into the skies. Read full book review >
A CLATTER OF JARS by Lisa Graff
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 24, 2016

"Kids may have to read the book a second time to follow the plot, but this is a novel that rewards a second—or even a third—reading. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Everyone in this sequel to Tangle of Knots (2013) gets a chance to be the main character, at least for a page or two.Read full book review >
PRINCESS JUNIPER OF THE ANJU by Ammi-Joan Paquette
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 24, 2016

"A story with old-fashioned flavor, not always in good ways. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
A child queen seeks to extend her rule. Read full book review >

THE WORLD BENEATH by Janice Warman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 24, 2016

"A good complement to nonfiction about apartheid South Africa, a little-explored place and period in children's literature. (glossary, author's note, letter from Amnesty International) (Historical fiction. 11-16)"
Warman turns her journalistic talents to historical fiction in her debut novel about the struggle to end apartheid in South Africa and how it shapes a young boy's life. Read full book review >
SUMMER OF LOST AND FOUND by Rebecca Behrens
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 24, 2016

"This blend of history with mystery and fantasy with realism is a good find indeed. (author's note, historical notes) (Fiction. 8-12)"
The mystery of the Lost Colony of Roanoke becomes an engaging backdrop for a preteen experiencing her own losses. Read full book review >
MAYDAY by Karen Harrington
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 24, 2016

"A fine character-driven tale that slowly grows to a crescendo of satisfaction. (Fiction. 10-14)"
After surviving a plane crash, Wayne has plenty to cope with. Read full book review >
THE SEARCH FOR THE HOMESTEAD TREASURE by Ann Treacy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 19, 2016

"A good bet for fans of historical fiction. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Fourteen-year-old Martin must run the family farm after his father is seriously injured in an accident. Read full book review >
THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR by Alan Axelrod
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 17, 2016

"Students of American history who are not familiar with the artist's work can find these paintings elsewhere but will appreciate the showcase—more, likely, than they do the sketchy narrative accounts. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
A broad overview of the American Revolution's causes and course, paired to select works from a renowned and prolific history painter. Read full book review >
CAMPFIRE COOKIES by Martha Freeman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 17, 2016

"This sequel is lacking in 'flour power.' (Fiction. 8-12)"
The four members of Flowerpot Cabin reunite for another summer of friendship, romance, mystery, and cookies (The Secret Cookie Club, 2015).Read full book review >
THE BRIGHTEST STARS OF SUMMER by Leila Howland
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 17, 2016

"Readers finding this book as pleasant as a day at the beach spent with old friends will hope the trio returns to Pruet next summer. (Fiction. 9-12)"
The Silver sisters are back on Cape Cod for another satisfying summer adventure in this sequel to The Forget-Me-Not Summer (2015). Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Emma Straub
author of MODERN LOVERS
May 30, 2016

In Emma Straub’s new novel Modern Lovers, friends and former college bandmates Elizabeth and Andrew and Zoe have watched one another marry, buy real estate, and start businesses and families, all while trying to hold on to the identities of their youth. But nothing ages them like having to suddenly pass the torch (of sexuality, independence, and the ineffable alchemy of cool) to their own offspring. Back in the band’s heyday, Elizabeth put on a snarl over her Midwestern smile, Andrew let his unwashed hair grow past his chin, and Zoe was the lesbian all the straight women wanted to sleep with. Now nearing fifty, they all live within shouting distance in the same neighborhood deep in gentrified Brooklyn, and the trappings of the adult world seem to have arrived with ease. But the summer that their children reach maturity (and start sleeping together), the fabric of the adult lives suddenly begins to unravel, and the secrets and revelations that are finally let loose—about themselves, and about the famous fourth band member who soared and fell without them—can never be reclaimed. “Straub’s characters are a quirky and interesting bunch, well aware of their own good fortune, and it’s a pleasure spending time with them in leafy Ditmas Park,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >