A FISH TO FEED by Ellen Mayer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 25, 2015

"A straightforward, informative, and joyous read for both parent and child. (Board book. 9-18 mos.)"
A young tot buys a fish with her father. Read full book review >
RED SOCKS by Ellen Mayer
by Ellen Mayer, illustrated by Ying-Hwa Hu
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 25, 2015

"A sweet story that instructs parents as well as delighting babies. (Board book. 3-9 mos.)"
A little one hunts for a missing sock. Read full book review >

WOUNDABOUT by Lev Rosen
by Lev Rosen, illustrated by Ellis Rosen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 23, 2015

"Appealing and pleasingly thoughtful. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A cliff-top river town, subterranean tunnels, and gearwork essentials figure in an intriguing steampunk fantasy. Read full book review >
THE DUNGEONEERS by John David Anderson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 23, 2015

"Readers may well feel that the wait in between battles and heists feels a little too much like school. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Even a school for rogues is, at its core, a school. Read full book review >
B. BEAR AND LOLLY by A.A. Livingston
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 23, 2015

"The mix of fairy tales is fun, but though things work out for the three friends in the end, Lolly may seem too vengeful for many readers, adult or child. (Picture book. 4-8)"
B. Bear and Lolly are back in a tale about owning up to mistakes…and maybe about anger and vengeance too (B. Bear and Lolly: Off to School, 2014). Read full book review >

THE WAND & THE SEA by Claire M. Caterer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 23, 2015

"Generic. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Holly returns to the alternate realm that she can only reach from a holiday cottage. Read full book review >
LAZY BEAR, CRAZY BEAR by Kevin Bolger
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 23, 2015

"Both this title and its companion are good for reinforcing word families and building reading confidence, but sometimes a phonics book is just a phonics book. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Bolger and Hodson explore phonics in cartoon form. Read full book review >
NOT THIS BEAR by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 23, 2015

"A reassuring book to share with just about any set-in-his-ways child. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When given the space and time he needs to acclimate, a young bear learns to love all the new things about school. Read full book review >
MONKEY by Marc Brown
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 23, 2015

"Still, sure to give readers, whether adult or child, lots of ideas for easing children into the transition to school. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In the week before kindergarten starts, Monkey's parents and older brother do all they can to help him feel ready. Will it be enough? Read full book review >
MY HUMONGOUS HAMSTER GOES TO SCHOOL by Lorna Freytag
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 23, 2015

"Visit Mulberry Street instead of this sequel (My Humongous Hamster, 2014). (Picture book. 4-7)"
"Bring your pet to school" day isn't exciting enough for one young hamster owner with a big imagination…or did he imagine it? Read full book review >
THE PIRATE PIG by Cornelia Funke
by Cornelia Funke, illustrated by Kerstin Meyer, translated by Oliver Latsch
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 23, 2015

"A nifty high-seas caper for chapter-book readers with a love of adventure and a yearning for treasure. (Adventure. 7-9)"
It's not truffles but doubloons that tickle this porcine wayfarer's fancy. Read full book review >
GOBLINS ON THE PROWL by Bruce Coville
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 16, 2015

"A goblin salute (i.e., a finger up the nose) for this brisk and funny outing. (afterword) (Fantasy. 9-11)"
In an inexcusably tardy sequel to Goblins in the Castle (1992), stakes escalate when old spells and new mischief collide, sending a giant stone toad bounding off with the previous episode's protagonist in its mouth.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 >