CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 18, 2016

"A well-illustrated book for youngsters that will reinforce ecologically friendly household habits and hopefully inspire new ones."
The third installment in Bronstein's (Stewie BOOM! Starts School, 2015, etc.) engaging children's book series focuses on the precocious titular protagonist and his family "going green." Read full book review >
MAMÁ THE ALIEN/MAMÁ LA EXTRATERRESTRE by René Colato Laínez
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 15, 2016

"A delightful, original, clever, purposeful, multicultural alien tale. (glossary with pronunciation, author's note) (Bilingual picture book. 6-9)"
A young Latina is convinced her mother is an alien from another planet. Read full book review >

CITY ATLAS by Georgia Cherry
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 15, 2016

"A healthy step beyond typical catalogs of touristic highlights but not parochial Eurocentrism. (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
Tantalizing selections of local sights for prospective young visitors decorate aerial maps of 30 world cities. Read full book review >
CHILDREN OF THE SPIDER by Imam Baksh
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 15, 2016

"Guyanese author Baksh weaves a mesmerizing web in his debut. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
Mayali is a fugitive from her home world of Zolpash, which is ruled by the Spider gods and their armies, who now have plans to invade Earth—it's up to Mayali to thwart them. Read full book review >
NEXT ROUND by John Spray
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 15, 2016

"Readers will marvel at Biyarslanov's resilience and pluck. (Biography. 10-14)"
No one chooses to be a refugee from a war-torn homeland, but if that is the hand you are dealt, try Arthur Biyarslanov's approach. Read full book review >

DO FISH FART? by Keltie Thomas
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 15, 2016

"Informed and respectful, if sometimes speculative, responses, even to silly questions. As to the titular one, it's 'and how!' (index) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
At long last, a considered answer to the question on every third-grader's lips—plus more lake-related facts and fancies. Read full book review >
DINOSAUR BONES by Rob Colson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 15, 2016

"A dino flop. (timeline, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Twenty large, fossilized skeletons pose amid fleshed-out reconstructions of the originals and selected relatives in this dino gallery. Read full book review >
BUGS IN THE BACKYARD by Camilla de la Bédoyère
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 15, 2016

"No substitute for getting down and dirty in the greenery but a good and visually memorable start. (index, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
A gallery that will bring young naturalists close—very close—to common creepy-crawlies. Read full book review >
What On Earth Can We Do? by Emily Sper
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 15, 2016

"A concise but thorough environmental primer for young readers enhanced by colorful and attractive illustrations."
A children's book renders a practical environmentalist message in simple language and pictures. Read full book review >
THE SOCCER BOOK by Andrea Mills
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 15, 2016

"Random, with the occasional fact as undeniably flabbergasting as, well, soccer-ball-sized hail. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
A grab bag of soccer tidbits, gathered like so many acorns by Mills. Read full book review >
WHAT COULD IT BE? by Sally Fawcett
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 14, 2016

"Quibbles aside, this is an easy-to-interpret interactive addition for the concept shelf. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Geometric shapes surround us. With a little imagination, children can recognize and identify them in the various objects they encounter in their daily lives. Read full book review >
REX by Simon James
by Simon James, illustrated by Simon James
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 12, 2016

"A cozy bit of new-family making—perhaps better not taken too literally. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Single parenting, T. Rex style. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Morgan Matson
July 25, 2016

The Unexpected Everything is a YA feel-good story of friendship, finding yourself, and all the joys in life that happen while you’re busy making other plans. Andie has a plan. And she always sticks to her plan. Future? A top-tier medical school. Dad? Avoid him as much as possible (which isn’t that hard considering he’s a Congressman and he’s never around). Friends? Palmer, Bri, and Toby—pretty much the most awesome people on the planet, who needs anyone else? Relationships? No one’s worth more than three weeks. So it’s no surprise that Andie’s got her summer all planned out too. Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer pre-med internship, and lands both she and Dad back in the same house together for the first time in years. Suddenly she’s doing things that aren’t Andie at all. “Romance fans will find plenty to enjoy, as Andie gradually lets down her guard and risks the messy and unpredictable wonder of first love,” our reviewer writes. “A novel best read on a lazy summer day with sand between the toes.” View video >