BLACK PLUS by Annette Tamarkin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 1, 2015

"Paper at play, designed to appeal as much to touch as to the eye. Both toddlers and budding paper artists may be drawn in. (Pop-up picture book. 2-4)"
Lifting a flap brings bright color and visual surprises to plain silhouettes in this wordless outing from a Belgian paper artist. Read full book review >
WHY DOGS HAVE WET NOSES by Kenneth Steven
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 1, 2015

"Sheer delight. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A fanciful retelling of the story of Noah and the Ark doubles as a pourquoi tale. Read full book review >

A+ FOR BIG BEN by Sarah Ellis
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 1, 2015

"A+ for Big Ben earns only a C-. (Board book. 2-3)"
Ellis and LaFave's charming Big Ben (2001) is adapted into a board-book format. Read full book review >
ARCTIC ANIMALS by Inhabit Media
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 1, 2015

"A basic but effective read. (Board book, 18-24 months)"
Little readers get a primer on arctic critters. Read full book review >
Lucy Lick-Me-Not and the Day Eaters by Claudine Carmel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 1, 2015

"A charming, wildly imaginative introduction to a brave new girl."
In this fanciful picture book, a birthday disappears and a little girl must get it back. Read full book review >

BOO! by Leslie Patricelli
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 1, 2015

"A warm and cuddly celebration of the creepiest holiday. (Board book. 1-3)"
Patricelli's tiny tot celebrates Halloween. Read full book review >
OTTER LOVES HALLOWEEN! by Sam Garton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 1, 2015

"This one's a real treat. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Halloween is coming, and Otter is taking the holiday quite seriously, picking out the best pumpkin, choosing an appropriately scary costume, and thoroughly decorating the house—but when trick-or-treaters come, she is in for an unexpected surprise. Read full book review >
SEEN AND NOT HEARD by Katie May Green
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 1, 2015

"Share this slightly silly yet decidedly creepy story about haunted pictures in a spooky house at Halloween or anytime. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Welcome to Shiverhawk, a big, stately home where all items are arranged just so, including the portraits of children, who are, as most people know, better seen and not heard—till sundown. Read full book review >
HAPPY HALLOWEEN, WITCH'S CAT! by Harriet Muncaster
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 1, 2015

"This offering is more of a snack than a satisfying treat; all readers will focus on are the meticulously created pictures full of fun things they can almost reach out and touch. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Muncaster follows up I Am a Witch's Cat (2014) with another mother-daughter tale. Read full book review >
GILBERT THE GHOST by Guido van Genechten
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 1, 2015

"'Different' never looked so appealing. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little ghost unapologetically makes the most of being different. Read full book review >
DEEP DEEP SEA by Frann Preston-Gannon
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 1, 2015

"When it comes to colors and counting, Preston-Gannon offers a perfect opportunity for little ones to get their feet wet. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
This counting book for infants and toddlers is set in the deep blue sea. Read full book review >
THE SKY IS FALLING! by Mark Teague
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 30, 2015

"Though this twist on the familiar tale is somewhat heavy-handed in both narrative and image, its sense of fun comes through clearly nonetheless. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The age-old "Chicken Little" story, but with a change-up. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sara Paretsky
author of BRUSH BACK
July 28, 2015

No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help in Brush Back, the latest thriller from bestselling author Sara Paretsky. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full 25 years for her daughter’s murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. “Paretsky, who plots more conscientiously than anyone else in the field, digs deep, then deeper, into past and present until all is revealed,” our reviewer writes. View video >