LITTLE BIRD'S BAD WORD by Jacob Grant
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 21, 2015

"A charming, tender, and ever pertinent life lesson. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Little Bird loves to learn new words, especially when they are "big bird" words. 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 >

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 >
ARE WE THERE, YETI? by Ashlyn Anstee
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 21, 2015

"A nifty take on the perennial question 'Are we there, yet(i)?' and a prerequisite read-aloud before a first class field trip.(Picture book. 4-8)"
Good things come to those who wait. Read full book review >

HENRY HYENA, WHY WON'T YOU LAUGH? by Doug Jantzen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 21, 2015

"Important though the lesson is, this is too didactic and unrealistic to help children facing similar situations. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A laughless hyena regains his giggle in this debut from Jantzen and Claude. Read full book review >
ABCS ON WINGS by Ramon Olivera
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 21, 2015

"This title lines up between a realistic approach and a comic one, soaring along nicely. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Fasten your seat belts: here's another alphabet book featuring airplanes. Does this one take flight over the others? 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 >
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 >
KOBEE MANATEE by Robert Scott Thayer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 21, 2015

"An appealing picture book distinguished by its colorful images, creatively distilled meteorological facts, and simple but dynamic storytelling."
A manatee and his friends swim across the Gulf Stream and brave a hurricane on their way to the Bahamas in this colorful adventure for young readers. Read full book review >
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 >
A SPOOKY, SPARKLY HALLOWEEN by Julie Andrews
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 21, 2015

"Teamwork and being true to oneself are always celebrated, but Andrews, Hamilton, and Davenier combine talents to produce a charming tale full of girl power that readers can applaud. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Gerry shines again in the latest entry in the Very Fairy Princess series. 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 >