I TEXT DEAD PEOPLE by Rose Cooper
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"Good, ghostly fun. (Paranormal suspense. 9-12)"
Thirteen-year-old Anna has just moved into the creepy mansion next to the cemetery and has hopes of making friends in her posh new school. Read full book review >
PUTTING THE MONKEYS TO BED by Gennifer Choldenko
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"With bedtime-story shelves bursting, this is one that can be set aside. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Those monkeys just don't want to sleep! Read full book review >

DUNCAN THE STORY DRAGON by Amanda Driscoll
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"Like the last sip of a chocolate milkshake, it's very satisfying. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A story-reading dragon—what's not to like? Read full book review >
TWO FOR JOY by Gigi Amateau
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"A deceptively simple, warmhearted tale, particularly apt for chapter-book readers with similar experiences or an interest in multigenerational stories. (Fiction. 7-9)"
When feisty great-aunt Britannia falls and hurts herself for the fourth time in two years, 8-year-old Jenna and her mom, a nurse, invite "Tannie" to come and live with them. Read full book review >
FLOAT by Daniel Miyares
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"Lovely and life-affirming. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This wordless story, bookended by the creation of two iconic paper toys, follows a Latino boy through outdoor playtime. Read full book review >

THE EDUCATION OF IVY BLAKE by Ellen Airgood
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"An uplifting coming-of-age story that foregrounds both the loss and the luster involved in creating an identity all one's own. (Fiction. 9-12)"
It seems like 11-year-old Ivy Blake's dreams are coming true when she is reunited with her mother, but she quickly realizes that this is not the happy ending she's been yearning for. Read full book review >
HOW TO BABYSIT A LEOPARD by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"These brief glimpses will whet the appetites of wannabe wanderers of all ages. (Nonfiction. 8 & up)"
A husband-and-wife team, seasoned travelers, artists, and children's-book creators, offer readers a selection of highlights from 40 years of careful observation of the natural and human worlds in places near and far. Read full book review >
WHAT ABOUT MOOSE? by Corey Rosen Schwartz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"Gentle humor successfully communicates the importance of teamwork to young readers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Fox and friends have plans to build a treehouse, but bossy Moose keeps interfering Read full book review >
NINJA BUNNY by Jennifer Gray Olson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"Sure to inspire some new ninja bunnies. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A primer on how to be a ninja, especially if you are a bunny. Read full book review >
MY DOG IS THE BEST by Laurie Ann Thompson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"This simple, quiet story conveys the enduring bond between child and dog, with the added appeal of a joke that younger children just beginning to understand humor can enjoy. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A toddler plays with the family dog, describing their simple activities and extolling the virtues of the pup. Read full book review >
SURVIVAL STRATEGIES OF THE ALMOST BRAVE by Jen White
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"Readers familiar with Cynthia Voigt's Homecoming (1981) will recognize the gripping story arc, but for today's middle graders, the world has sadly changed. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Abandoned at a desert gas station by a mentally unbalanced parent, 12-year-old Liberty uses the animal-survival strategies she's recorded in her notebook to protect her little sister, Billie, and escape to safety. Read full book review >
PAT-A-CAKE BABY by Joyce Dunbar
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"A sweet confection through and through, from the glitter on the cover to the nonpareils on the endpapers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Kirkus Interview
Beatriz Williams
June 23, 2015

In Beatriz Williams’ latest novel Tiny Little Thing, it’s the summer of 1966 and Christina Hardcastle—“Tiny” to her illustrious family—stands on the brink of a breathtaking future. Of the three Schuyler sisters, she’s the one raised to marry a man destined for leadership, and with her elegance and impeccable style, she presents a perfect camera-ready image in the dawning age of television politics. Together she and her husband, Frank, make the ultimate power couple: intelligent, rich, and impossibly attractive. It seems nothing can stop Frank from rising to national office, and he’s got his sights set on a senate seat in November. But as the season gets underway at the family estate on Cape Cod, three unwelcome visitors appear in Tiny’s perfect life. “A fascinating look at wealth, love, ambition, secrets, and what family members will and won’t do to protect each other,” our reviewer writes. View video >