FREDDY & FRITO AND THE CLUBHOUSE RULES by Alison Friend
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"This playful, lighthearted lesson about peacekeeping and place-keeping serves as the introduction of Friend's Freddy & Frito, and readers will look forward to their further adventures. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Fox kit Freddy and little mouse Frito's imaginative play dates are hampered by the rules of their respective homes, so why don't these two friends build a big clubhouse all their own? Read full book review >
EL PERRO CON SOMBRERO by Derek Taylor Kent
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"A nifty bilingual treat. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Move over, Puss in Boots and Cat in the Hat; now there's el Perro con Sombrero and el Gato con Zapatos. Read full book review >

THE GREAT GOOD SUMMER by Liz Garton Scanlon
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"Equal parts peculiar and poignant, Ivy's story will have readers giggling as they root for her to find everything she's looking for. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When her beloved mama goes missing, idea girl Ivy Green springs into action. Read full book review >
COSMOE'S WIENER GETAWAY by Max Brallier
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"The book is so frenetic that some readers will need caffeine to get through it, but in the end, that turns out to be an advantage: If a joke doesn't work, or if readers get bored, all they have to do is turn the page. (Graphic/science-fiction hybrid. 7-12)"
This highly illustrated story has something for every demographic, offering robots, zombies, hot dogs, a princess, video games and wrestlers. This is not a complete list. Read full book review >
WILDER BOYS by Brandon Wallace
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"The action may sometimes be implausible, but it sure doesn't stop. (Adventure. 9-14)"
After their mother is taken to the hospital, two brothers decamp from their home outside Pittsburgh in order to find their estranged father in a remote area of Wyoming. Read full book review >

ANNA, BANANA, AND THE FRIENDSHIP SPLIT by Anica Mrose Rissi
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"A realistic story for sensitive kids. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Jealousy threatens to tear best friends apart. Read full book review >
MOONE BOY by Chris O'Dowd
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"This story should keep its target audience of pre-pubescent boys giggling but is unlikely to find fans outside of this demographic. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Martin Moone, a dimwitted 11-year-old Irish boy with three difficult older sisters, decides to take on an imaginary friend, or IF. Read full book review >
A LITTLE BIT OF SPECTACULAR by Gin Phillips
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"Although the story could use more dramatic pull, readers should enjoy its sympathetic protagonist and offbeat mystery element. (Fiction. 9-13)"
An enigmatic message on a bathroom wall intrigues a lonely 11-year-old girl who decides to investigate, making a friend in the process. Read full book review >
LOTS OF BOTS by C.J. Richards
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"More entry-level fun for the robot-loving set. (Science fiction. 8-11)"
Having just saved the world from criminal mastermind Dr. Charles Micron (The Junkyard Bot, 2014), George Gearing is just starting an apprenticeship at TinkerTech headquarters.Read full book review >
SUPER FLY by Todd H.  Doodler
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"As Fred would (does, actually) exclaim: 'Ding-dong donkey donuts, Super Fly!' Fans of Super Diaper Baby will agree. (Superhero farce. 7-9)"
From the "bug-centric" burg of Stinkopolis rises Super Fly, diminutive defender of the city dump—not to mention the planet beyond. Read full book review >
THE FORGET-ME-NOT SUMMER by Leila Howland
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"An old-fashioned story well-told, with engaging characters—a beach read for preteens that is as comfortable as the old tennis shoes worn on the Massachusetts shore. (Fiction. 9-12)"
When job opportunities prevent their parents from staying in Los Angeles for the summer, Zinnia, Marigold, and Lily are sent, unhappily, across the country to great-aunt Sunny's. Read full book review >
INTO THE DORKNESS by John Kloepfer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"Good, loony science-fiction fun. (Science fiction. 8-11) "
Earth is again in danger from the galaxy's most vile criminals. Can the team of STEM summer campers called the Extraordinary Terrestrials save all? Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Mona Eltahawy
April 28, 2015

In her debut book, Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution, Egyptian-American journalist and commentator Mona Eltahawy mounts an angry indictment of the treatment of women throughout the Arab world. Born in Egypt, she spent her childhood in London, moving with her family to Saudi Arabia when she was 15. Her shock was immediate and visceral: “It felt as though we’d moved to another planet whose inhabitants fervently wished women did not exist,” she recalls. Women could not travel, work or even go to a doctor’s appointment without male approval. We talk to Eltahawy this week on Kirkus TV about her arresting new book. View video >