BOSSY FLOSSY by Paulette Bogan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 19, 2016

"No matter if the premise is a bit thin; the humorous art and the use of well-known phrases such as 'You are not the boss of me' will encourage rereads. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Flossy bosses everyone—even adults—until she meets the equally bossy Edward. Read full book review >
JESS'S STORY by Christine Heppermann
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 19, 2016

"Delightful illustrations and enduring underlying themes make this a fun, quick read. (cooking tips, recipe, resources) (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Just as suddenly as she disappeared at the end of series opener Sadie's Story (2015), Ms. M the witch pops back into the lives of three besties right when she's needed. Read full book review >

LA MADRE GOOSE by Susan Middleton Elya
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 19, 2016

"Not one of Elya's stellar efforts. Such previous offerings as Little Roja Riding Hood (2014) and No More, Por Favor (2010) are far better examples of her snappy language-integration skills. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Elya's spin on Mother Goose offers a collection of nursery favorites spiced with a Latin American twist. Read full book review >
STARS SO SWEET by Tara Dairman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 19, 2016

"Dairman manages to blend an overabundance of ingredients into a tasty dish that series fans should eat up. (Fiction. 9-13)"
A 12-year-old girl who secretly works as a restaurant reviewer for a major newspaper juggles her professional life, scholastic responsibilities, and circle of friends, all while beginning a new school. Read full book review >
THE FEARSOME FOURSOME by John Esposito
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 19, 2016

"Neither funny nor frightening, but it will have an audience. (Horror. 8-11)"
Librarian of the Haunted Mansion (and nominal "author") Amicus Ravenswood tries to outfright four 12-year-old tale spinners. Read full book review >

THE THING ABOUT LEFTOVERS by C.C. Payne
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 19, 2016

"Readers experiencing family challenges of their own will laugh and cry with Fizzy, rejoicing as she cooks up quite the satisfying new life for herself. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old Elizabeth "Fizzy" Russo feels like a leftover kid, and as a budding chef, she really dislikes leftovers. Read full book review >
SATURDAY by Ian Lendler
by Ian Lendler, illustrated by Serge Bloch
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 19, 2016

"TGI-Saturday! (Picture book. 5-7)"
A child welcomes the weekend. Read full book review >
BABIES RUIN EVERYTHING by Matthew Swanson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 19, 2016

"Such a familiar theme needs something to distinguish the book that revisits it, and that something is missing here. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A long-winded, first-person treatise on a well-worn theme is delivered by a new big sister. Read full book review >
WHO WANTS A TORTOISE? by Dave Keane
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 19, 2016

"A sweet read-aloud for first-time tortoise owners. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A nameless, pigtailed, sassy child in a pink gossamer skirt wants only one birthday present: a puppy; in the box, however, is not a puppy but a tortoise. Read full book review >
MY GYM TEACHER IS AN ALIEN OVERLORD by David Solomons
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 19, 2016

"Wildly funny. (Adventure. 8-12)"
In this sequel to My Brother is a Superhero (2015), it's up to totally ordinary 11-year-old Luke to save the planet. Read full book review >
THE NOT SO QUIET LIBRARY by Zachariah OHora
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 19, 2016

"Lively, detailed, endearing, and bold, the images and text create an unforgettable reading experience for book digesters everywhere. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Saturday is library day, and Dad is bungee-cording a warehouse worth of books to the roof of his already jam-packed car. The first stop, however, is the bakery, as "a day of quiet exploration requires a proper breakfast." Read full book review >
CLICK HERE TO START (A NOVEL) by Denis Markell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 19, 2016

"A winner for mystery enthusiasts. (Mystery. 10-13)"
When 12-year-old Ted Gerson goes to see his dying Great-Uncle Ted at the hospital, little does he know he's about to embark on a real-life escape-the-room game, his favorite kind of computer game. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nancy Isenberg
author of WHITE TRASH
July 19, 2016

Poor Americans have existed from the time of the earliest British colonial settlement. They were alternately known as “waste people,” “offals,” “rubbish,” “lazy lubbers,” and “crackers.” By the 1850s, the downtrodden included so-called “clay eaters” and “sandhillers,” known for prematurely aged children distinguished by their yellowish skin, ragged clothing, and listless minds. Surveying political rhetoric and policy, popular literature and scientific theories over 400 years, in White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America, Nancy Isenberg upends assumptions about America’s supposedly class-free society––where liberty and hard work were meant to ensure real social mobility. Poor whites were central to the rise of the Republican Party in the early nineteenth century, and the Civil War itself was fought over class issues nearly as much as it was fought over slavery. “A riveting thesis supported by staggering research,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >