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 >
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 >

DANGER IN ANCIENT ROME by Kate Messner
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 30, 2015

"A great choice for fans of the Magic Treehouse series, who will be looking forward to Ranger's next adventure. (Adventure. 5-9)"
Time-traveling golden retriever Ranger is back, this time saving the day in ancient Rome. Read full book review >
INTO THE KILLING SEAS by Michael P. Spradlin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 30, 2015

"Readers ready for a strong dose of survival and war action will find this well-researched episode entirely gripping. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
This survival tale highlights one of the worst sea disasters of World War II: the sinking of the USS Indianapolis in 1945. Read full book review >
THE PRINCESS AND THE PONY by Kate Beaton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 30, 2015

"Instead of breaking bones, this warrior princess breaks the mold—and Beaton is in a class of her own. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A half-pint warrior princess wants a battle-ready horse for her birthday but instead receives a little farting pony—who brilliantly defies all expectation. Read full book review >
TWO GIRLS WANT A PUPPY by Ryan Cordell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 30, 2015

"Lots of stories address getting a dog, but this tale recounts practical steps in successfully working toward a goal, with the kids solving their own problem. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Sisters Cadence and Emi use both logical and creative approaches to convince their dad they should be allowed to adopt a puppy. Read full book review >
JAMPIRES by Sarah McIntyre
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 30, 2015

"A satisfying concept, friendly, Sendak-inspired colored-pencil-and-pastel illustrations, cartoonish attractiveness, and plain old wackiness make this sweet story a winner. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Some fiends have sucked the jam out of Sam's doughnut! Who are the perpetrators of this wicked deed? Jampires, of course. Read full book review >
BOOM SNOT TWITTY THIS WAY THAT WAY by Doreen Cronin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 30, 2015

"Quietly alluring and visually peaceful. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A bear, a bird, and a snail differ on plans for an outing. Read full book review >
YOUR KIDS: COOKING! by Barbara Brandt
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 30, 2015

"A strong but flawed teaching tool. (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
Using a method called "Skills, Terms And Cooking Know-how," this resource focuses more on developing cooking skills rather than mastering individual recipes. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jude Deveraux
author of EVER AFTER
July 1, 2015

New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's eagerly awaited Ever After, the third novel in her blockbuster Nantucket Brides trilogy, continues the saga of the Montgomery-Taggerts, set on an island steeped in beauty and unforgettable romance. Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything—even her love life—for her beautiful blonde stepsister, Shelly. Though Shelly's acting career has never taken off, she has certainly perfected the crocodile tears to get what she wants—which all too often means Hallie's boyfriends. When Hallie arrives home early from work one fateful day, she makes two startling discoveries that will turn her life upside down. "This sexy, lighthearted romp brings the series to a satisfying close," our reviewer writes. View video >