PRICES! PRICES! PRICES! by David A. Adler
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2015

"Adler always finds a canny way into the math game, both practical and enjoyable. (Math picture book. 6-10)"
You can spell math with an "a" as in angst, aghast or agog, or you can spell it with an "A" as in Adler. Your move. Read full book review >
A PIG CALLED HEATHER by Harry Oulton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2015

"Stocked with flashes of wit, unlikely twists and narrow escapes from capture, this amiable ramble slides smoothly into the literary sty occupied by Wilbur, Babe, Mercy Watson and like talented porkers. (Animal fantasy. 8-10)"
When her "[b]est two-legged friend" moves away to London from a farm in Scotland, Heather follows—earning national celebrity on the way. Read full book review >

THERE IS A CROCODILE UNDER MY BED by Ingrid Schubert
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2015

"A deftly upbeat encounter that should go a long way toward quelling any nascent nighttime anxieties. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Far from being frightened, a small child is utterly delighted to find a green, toothy monster under her bed. Read full book review >
THE SHARK RIDER by Ellen Prager
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2015

"A few leaky seams aside, a seaworthy sequel to Shark Whisperer (2014). (maps, afterword) (Adventure. 10-12)"
Mysterious fish kills lead a team of young Sea Guardians to the British Virgin Islands for a round of investigative dives, brushes with disaster and, yes, shark riding. Read full book review >
THE BUK BUK BUK FESTIVAL by Mary Jane Auch
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2015

"This one should fly off the shelf frequently and will be eminently useful in author-visit prep. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The latest pun-filled poultry parody from the Auchs (Beauty and the Beaks, 2007, etc.) explores the travails and triumphs of a hen who strives to be a published writer.Read full book review >

THE END OF THE RAINBOW by Liza Donnelly
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2015

"Though children will probably move on from it quickly, it will definitely help them on their ways. (Early reader. 4-7)"
This early-reader riff on cumulative folk tales features a girl in pursuit of the end of a rainbow who discovers there's no pot of gold. Read full book review >
GRACE by Kate Parkinson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2015

"There is more than one way to shine on stage, as Grace happily attests. (Early reader. 2-6)"
Grace is just not graceful. Read full book review >
FAMILIES by Shelley Rotner
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2015

"Vibrant photographs—especially action shots—will capture children's attention, build language skills and, one hopes, start conversations. (Picture book. 2-4)"
"We hope this book…will lead children and their parents to engage in conversation about their families." Read full book review >
THE BULLET CATCH by Amy Axelrod
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2015

"An absorbing mystery enhanced by its intriguing backdrop. (Historical mystery. 10-14)"
The Axelrods take readers to World War I-era New York City for a tale of magic, mystery and crime. Read full book review >
A BIRD IS A BIRD by Lizzy Rockwell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2015

"Widely useful, this should be a welcome addition to the nature shelf. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
Birds have beaks and wings and begin as eggs, like some other animals, but only a bird has feathers. Read full book review >
ORION AND THE DARK by Emma Yarlett
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2015

"A funny, savvy bedtime story that addresses common fears. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A friendly, benign-looking creature called the Dark takes the boy Orion on a fear-conquering adventure. Read full book review >
OUTDOOR OPPOSITES by Brenda Williams
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2015

"An ebullient book with catchy, rhyming text that's fun to read again and again at home, in the classroom or under a tree. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Poet Williams interprets the concept of opposites in a clever, rhyming book celebrating the outdoors. 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 >