DOUBLE HAPPINESS by Nancy Tupper Ling
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A thoughtful and moving story of memory and change. (Picture book/poetry. 5-8)"
In this gentle tale told in verse, Gracie and her brother, Jake, journey to their new home, all the while searching for special things to keep in their happiness boxes. Read full book review >
YOUR ALIEN by Tammi Sauer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Will likely inspire preschoolers to stare hopefully heavenward looking for their own close encounters. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Even aliens need hugs! Read full book review >

MARVELOUS CORNELIUS by Phil Bildner
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A fine tribute to an unsung African-American hero. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An almost-true story of a man who loved his job and did it well. Read full book review >
Bibi & Babu in Africa by Bonnie  Toews
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"An approachable grandparent voice guides students interested in African animals, mountain climbing, and travel, with great pictures to match. "
Recalling their trip to Tanzania, two grandparents offer photos and a collection of facts about animals on safari, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, and the plight of Tanzanian orphans. Read full book review >
JOURNEY TO THE MOON by Andy Mansfield
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A 'cheesy' episode with a double twist at the end. Younger audiences may need at least part of the joke explained. (Pop-up picture book. 2-5)"
In this very simple pop-up book, a rocket ship blasts off from Earth, hums through space, and touches down at last on the moon—with a goopy "BLOOP." Read full book review >

FUR, FINS, AND FEATHERS by Cassandre Maxwell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 10, 2015

"Sure to spark the interest of animal-loving children, this engaging portrait will also please history buffs and Anglophiles. (timeline, author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
Maxwell presents a brief biography of Abraham Dee Bartlett, the self-taught animal expert who became superintendent of the London Zoo in 1859 and subsequently made significant improvements in the understanding, care, and treatment of animals in captivity. Read full book review >
HOW LUNCHBOX JONES SAVED ME FROM ROBOTS, TRAITORS, AND MISSY THE CRUEL by Jennifer Brown
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Though they may not shine in the robotics department, Luke and his team succeed in other ways in this likable comedy. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Robotics and friendship come together for one ordinary seventh-grader. Read full book review >
THE GOOD LITTLE BOOK by Kyo Maclear
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"In a decade of de rigueur picture books praising books, it is primarily the artwork that sets this one apart. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When a boy heads to the study, ordered to "think things over," he begins a relationship with a book that becomes special to him, even if it has no "proper jacket." Read full book review >
THE LITTLE GARDENER by Emily Hughes
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"A lovely visual tribute to the persistent hard work behind every flourishing garden. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A lad scarcely bigger than his pet worm struggles to maintain a large garden by himself. Read full book review >
FINDERS KEEPERS by Keiko Kasza
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"With silly scenarios and a surprise ending to tickle young readers, this circular story makes a terrific storytime read. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When is a hat not a hat? When it finds its way into the hands of Kasza's lively cast of woodland creatures! Read full book review >
LULU'S PARTY by Kit Chase
by Kit Chase, illustrated by Kit Chase
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Adorable. (Picture book. 2-5)"
What's the best thing to do on a rainy day? Read full book review >
APPLEBLOSSOM THE POSSUM by Holly Goldberg Sloan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"A warm and funny possum-family saga. (Animal fantasy. 8-12)"
A young possum topples down a chimney to become the pet of a little girl while her brothers try to rescue her. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sara Paretsky
author of BRUSH BACK
July 28, 2015

No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help in Brush Back, the latest thriller from bestselling author Sara Paretsky. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full 25 years for her daughter’s murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. “Paretsky, who plots more conscientiously than anyone else in the field, digs deep, then deeper, into past and present until all is revealed,” our reviewer writes. View video >