THE TWO TIMS by David Elliott
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 24, 2016

"An oft-told learning journey that all friend groups must navigate; this simple telling may resonate in ways others do not. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Two kids, each named Tim, are best friends. Read full book review >
EXTREMELY CUTE ANIMALS OPERATING HEAVY MACHINERY by David Gordon
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 24, 2016

"While readers may appreciate the messages of overcoming bullying and granting forgiveness, the story is hampered by cringe-inducing stereotypes. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Tutu, torches, and tenacity don't add up to a simple, ordinary story. Read full book review >

PRINCESS JUNIPER OF THE ANJU by Ammi-Joan Paquette
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 24, 2016

"A story with old-fashioned flavor, not always in good ways. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
A child queen seeks to extend her rule. Read full book review >
HENSEL AND GRETEL by Corey Rosen Schwartz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 24, 2016

"Cheep thrills indeed! (Picture book. 5-8)"
The wolf from the first two of Schwartz and Santat's ninja fairy tales (The Three Ninja Pigs, 2012, etc.) has finally learned to live peacefully—but the fox has yet to learn that lesson. Read full book review >
THE GOLD MEDAL MESS by David A.  Kelly
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 24, 2016

"This series opener is a promising venture into early Matt Christopher territory. (Mystery/sports fiction. 7-9)"
When a mysterious saboteur threatens to shut down their school's Olympic games, five young athletes put on their detective shoes. Read full book review >

THE SEVEN PRINCESSES by Smiljana Coh
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 24, 2016

"Sibling feuds are seldom so tidily resolved, but rarely has the suggestion been so prettily made that they could be. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Seven princesses are inseparable until "the biggest fight in the entire history of princess fighting" leaves them all sulking in separate towers. Read full book review >
A DARK, DARK CAVE by Eric Hoffman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 24, 2016

"Readers young and old will find much to appreciate in this celebration of the imagination. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Who is down there in the dark, dark cave? Read full book review >
GO, OTTO, GO! by David Milgrim
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 24, 2016

"Welcome back, Otto. Glad you're here to stay. (Early reader. 4-8)"
Almost a decade and a half after crash-landing on Earth in See Otto (2002), Milgrim's lovable robot is back and thinking about returning home.Read full book review >
A STORM TOO SOON by Michael J. Tougias
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 24, 2016

"A sure-fire hit with young readers who are always ready for a good disaster tale. (epilogue, author's note) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
In an adaptation for young readers of his A Storm Too Soon: A True Story of Disaster, Survival, and an Incredible Rescue (2013), Tougias tells the story of the Sean Seymour II, a 44-foot sailboat swamped in a Gulf Stream storm in 2007. Read full book review >
MONSTER NEEDS TO GO TO SCHOOL by Paul Czajak
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 24, 2016

"A rhyming bullying tale with some worthwhile lessons. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Monster and his little boy tackle Monster's first day of school. Read full book review >
THE SEARCH FOR THE HOMESTEAD TREASURE by Ann Treacy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 19, 2016

"A good bet for fans of historical fiction. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Fourteen-year-old Martin must run the family farm after his father is seriously injured in an accident. Read full book review >
TROLL CONTROL by Elise Allen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 17, 2016

"A mostly lukewarm second outing. (Science fiction. 7-12)"
Only two days after her first assignment for the Association Linking Intergalactics and Earthlings as Neighbors, 12-year-old Gabby Duran's cosmically renowned babysitting skills are called back into service. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fernanda Santos
author of THE FIRE LINE
May 17, 2016

When a bolt of lightning ignited a hilltop in the sleepy town of Yarnell, Arizona, in June 2013, setting off a blaze that would grow into one of the deadliest fires in American history, the 20 men who made up the Granite Mountain Hotshots sprang into action. New York Times writer Fernanda Santos’ debut book The Fire Line is the story of the fire and the Hotshots’ attempts to extinguish it. An elite crew trained to combat the most challenging wildfires, the Hotshots were a ragtag family, crisscrossing the American West and wherever else the fires took them. There's Eric Marsh, their devoted and demanding superintendent who turned his own personal demons into lessons he used to mold, train and guide his crew; Jesse Steed, their captain, a former Marine, a beast on the fire line and a family man who wasn’t afraid to say “I love you” to the firemen he led; Andrew Ashcraft, a team leader still in his 20s who struggled to balance his love for his beautiful wife and four children and his passion for fighting wildfires. We see this band of brothers at work, at play and at home, until a fire that burned in their own backyards leads to a national tragedy. View video >