MO AND BEAU by Vanya Nastanlieva
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2015

"A bland, dispensable alternative to Suzanne Bloom's brilliant A Splendid Friend, Indeed (2005). (Picture book. 3-5)"
Playtime for a very small, very energetic mouse and a very large, very sleepy bear.Read full book review >
SUN AND MOON by Lindsey Yankey
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2015

"A lovely tale to share, day or night. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Luminous, intricate illustrations light up this tale of a lonely Moon, who yearns to trade places with the wise Sun. Read full book review >

TUNIIT by Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2015

"A valuable introduction to a vanished North American people, told with nuance, engagement, and rue. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Before the Inuit came to the Arctic, there were the Tuniit. Read full book review >
THE UNBELIEVABLE TOP SECRET DIARY OF PIG by Emer Stamp
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 28, 2015

"While practiced readers may grow tired of the faux bad grammar, kids who prioritize fart jokes over proper diction will hope the sequel hops the pond soon. (Humor. 7-11)"
Can Pig and friend Duck best the evil chickens and escape Farmer's roasting oven? Read full book review >
HOW TO CATCH A MOUSE by Philippa Leathers
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 28, 2015

"Clemmie in a trench coat, using what she's learned, is worth the price of admission alone. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Ginger kitten Clemmie keeps her house mouse-free…or does she? Read full book review >

PETLANDIA by Peter Hannan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 28, 2015

"Nick Bruel's books about Bad Kitty and Puppy are far better treatments of the theme than this tired outing. (Humor. 6-9)"
Petlandia: utopia or P-U-topia? Read full book review >
DRIVE ME CRAZY by Terra Elan McVoy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 28, 2015

"A trek across the continent evolves into a journey of personal growth in this affecting book. (Fiction. 10-14)"
New cousins Lana and Cassie embark upon a road trip with their recently married grandparents and with very different attitudes. Read full book review >
TEN PIGS by Derek Anderson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 28, 2015

"Toddlers will enjoy this, the cleanest piggy count ever. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Ten pigs in a tub?! That can't be fun. Read full book review >
THE JUMBIES by Tracey Baptiste
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 28, 2015

"Despite flaws, this is a book worth reading simply for its originality. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
A fantasy based in Caribbean folklore. Read full book review >
BIG NEWS! by Ida Siegal
by Ida Siegal, illustrated by Karla Peña
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 28, 2015

"Light on substance but an entertaining series debut nonetheless. (Fiction. 6-8)"
Third-grader Emma Perez is obsessed with becoming a famous star, and inspired by a news reporter on TV, Emma decides becoming a reporter is her path to fame; now she just needs to find her first story. Read full book review >
FERALS by Jacob Grey
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 28, 2015

"This series opener is definitely not for arachnophobes or those easily frightened, but stouthearted readers happy to suspend their disbelief may enjoy the urban setting and fast-paced plot. (Fantasy. 9-14)"
People who can commune with animals populate this urban fantasy for middle-grade readers. Read full book review >
HOME TWEET HOME by Courtney Dicmas
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 28, 2015

"A few choppy parts lead to an uneven read-aloud, but the page-turn reveals are their own reward. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A family of cave swallows decides that its nest is too small. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Mona Eltahawy
April 28, 2015

In her debut book, Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution, Egyptian-American journalist and commentator Mona Eltahawy mounts an angry indictment of the treatment of women throughout the Arab world. Born in Egypt, she spent her childhood in London, moving with her family to Saudi Arabia when she was 15. Her shock was immediate and visceral: “It felt as though we’d moved to another planet whose inhabitants fervently wished women did not exist,” she recalls. Women could not travel, work or even go to a doctor’s appointment without male approval. We talk to Eltahawy this week on Kirkus TV about her arresting new book. View video >