FRED FORGETS by Jarvis
by Jarvis, illustrated by Jarvis
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"Humorous but mean-spirited, this story about clever mind control that is only stopped by brute force is an unnecessary addition to the picture-book shelf. (Picture book. 4-6)"
An impish monkey gets a comeuppance when pal Fred wakes up to some not-so-subtle mental bullying. Read full book review >
OH NO, BATH TIME! by Sam Garton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"Not a keeper of an early reader. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Otter enjoys playing outside with Teddy but doesn't enjoy baths—at first. Read full book review >

PAINTING PEPETTE by Linda Ravin Lodding
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"A mild introduction to painting masters' styles, with elegantly appealing artwork of its own. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Seeking a formal portrait of her rabbit, a Parisian girl meets several artists. Read full book review >
RORY THE DINOSAUR WANTS A PET by Liz Climo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"Children just developing a sense of humor will appreciate the innocent silliness of the tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Rory is a lucky dinosaur. He so much wants a pet, and a pet finds him instead! Read full book review >
FIELD GUIDE TO THE GRUMPASAURUS by Edward Hemingway
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"Kids will sympathize, parents will recognize, siblings will familiarize. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An effervescent how-to for the wrangling of fearsome, tantrum-prone beasties. Read full book review >

NADIA by Karlin Gray
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"Poised for the 2016 Summer Games, this pays a respectful, 40th-anniversary tribute to Comaneci's soaring achievements. (afterward, timeline, quotation sources, selected bibliography, websites, two photographs) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Gray presents the childhood of the sensational Romanian gymnast who, at age 14, won five medals at the 1976 Olympics. Read full book review >
A WHALE IN THE BATHTUB by Kylie Westaway
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"Good, clean fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This Australian import offers up something of a fish story about a whale. Read full book review >
THE MOON'S ALMOST HERE by Patricia MacLachlan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"A beautiful but minor effort from two immensely talented creators. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A parent-child pair observes the coming of night and the reactions of various (mostly domesticated) animals and their offspring. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"For all its problematic nature, a sweetly portrayed relationship. (author's note, resources) (Picture book. 5-8)"
An orphaned rhinoceros, acquired by a Dutch sea captain in India, captivates 18th-century Europe during her 17-year continental tour. Read full book review >
POOR LITTLE GUY by Elanna Allen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"A clear victory for a pufferfish and, more importantly, readers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A small, bespectacled pufferfish must face the everyday reality of being a small fish in a world full of big fishes. Read full book review >
OEDIPUS by Yvan Pommaux
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"A well-wrought and edifying adaptation. (Graphic mythology. 8-12)"
Reimagined through a hybrid picture-book/comics lens, Oedipus meets his cataclysmic fate. Read full book review >
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS by Christy Webster
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"Kids who don't want to read much of anything will eat this up. (Nonfiction early reader. 5-8)"
Guinness World Records aren't just for big kids anymore. 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 >