Can A Princess Be A Firefighter? by Carole P. Roman
Released: March 25, 2016

"A sweet celebration of girlhood that embraces both the traditional and the progressive."
A parent offers a world of ideas for daughters when they grow up in this illustrated ode to girls. Read full book review >
Buddy Comes to Breakfast by Dee Emeigh
written and illustrated by Dee Emeigh
Released: July 11, 2015

"A captivating tale about a charming tortoise."
In this nonfiction illustrated children's book, a trip to a Western state leads to an endearing acquaintance with a reptile. Read full book review >

Released: July 18, 2016

"A well-illustrated book for youngsters that will reinforce ecologically friendly household habits and hopefully inspire new ones."
The third installment in Bronstein's (Stewie BOOM! Starts School, 2015, etc.) engaging children's book series focuses on the precocious titular protagonist and his family "going green." Read full book review >
A Horse Named Dog by Theresa Oliver
Released: Oct. 17, 2015

"A well-crafted middle-grade horse novel."
Oliver's (Write Now!, 2016, etc.) middle-grade novel tells the story of a boy's relationship with an unusual horse.Read full book review >
Adventures of Stanford and Samantha by Leara Dory
Released: Jan. 6, 2016

"A bubbly chronicle of canine-centered events that will appeal most to children who love puppies and like-minded adult dog owners."
A debut kids' chapter book about a dog-loving couple's real-life search for the perfect pup. Read full book review >

THE INQUISITION by Taran Matharu
Released: May 10, 2016

"A fast-paced, familiar tale with strong echoes of Tolkien, Pullman, and Pokémon. (Fantasy. 10-16)"
An underdog and his unlikely companions go to war in this sequel to The Novice (2015). Read full book review >
Sophia's Red Hat by Patricia Nichvolodoff
Released: Nov. 5, 2015

"A fun, simple tale with a memorable theme."
When a little girl pays an act of kindness forward, love multiplies and an entire town dances for joy in Nichvolodoff's (Cleo's Treasure Hunt, 2016, etc.) children's book, with illustrations by Paradero.Read full book review >
TALIA by C.J. Quinn
Released: Aug. 26, 2015

"A promising first installment of a fantasy series about saving two worlds that needs to evolve to become fully realistic and unreservedly magical."
A debut middle-grade novel features magical lands, childhood adventure, guardian spirits, and the love of family. Read full book review >
The Sound of Us by Julie Hammerle
Released: June 7, 2016

"A winning story about a teenage voice student that hits all the right notes."
Set at a summer music camp in Indiana, this debut YA novel spins a tale of romance and self-discovery. Read full book review >
Archie Wilson & The Nuckelavee by Mark A. Cooper
Released: May 5, 2015

"Heartfelt, witty, and wonderfully original."
An accident brings a 10-year-old boy face to face with the infamous Loch Ness monster and lands him in the middle of a mystical battle for Scotland in this middle-grade novel from Cooper (Jason Steed: Royal Decree, 2014, etc.).Read full book review >
McScreamy by Rebecca L. Woodson
Released: March 18, 2016

"A warm and funny tale that delivers a simple message about how significant differences can inspire lifelong passions."
A little girl's record-breaking, ear-splitting voice leads her to a rewarding path in this debut picture book. Read full book review >
All Good Children by Dayna Ingram
Released: May 13, 2016

"An absorbing and poignant YA dystopian fantasy with a convincing heroine."
A teenager works through her emotional turmoil while waiting to become a sacrificial offering to aliens in this sci-fi melodrama. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Emma Straub
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 >