HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CUPCAKE! by Terry Border
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 7, 2015

"Preschoolers will be delighted with the visual mayhem, although parents may cringe at the quantity of junk food depicted. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Using similar photographic treatment and subject matter developed in his earlier picture book, Peanut Butter and Cupcake (2014), Border follows the journey of the eponymous heroine in her search for the perfectly themed birthday party. Read full book review >
R IS FOR ROCKET by Tad Hills
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 7, 2015

"Though this lacks the originality and fizz of How Rocket Learned to Read (2010), it nevertheless reinforces the pup's positive literacy efforts. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Adorable Rocket the dog and his many pals (including a moonlighting Goose) return in a new story centered on the alphabet. Read full book review >

THE MOON IS GOING TO ADDY'S HOUSE by Ida Pearle
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 7, 2015

"Exquisite, electrifying, soothing, and soporific, brilliant in color and execution, this book beams. (Picture book. 2-8)"
Addy spots the moon as she leaves her city play date and marvels as it follows her all the way back to her country home. Read full book review >
BEAR & HARE GO FISHING by Emily Gravett
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 7, 2015

"Funny and quick, with excellent art that's curbed by its tight frame. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An easygoing fishing trip yields unexpected catches. Read full book review >
WELCOME HOME, BEAR by Il Sung Na
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 7, 2015

"Pair this grand read-aloud with Na's Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit (2010) for preschool natural-history awareness. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Bear discovers there's no place like home. Read full book review >

I'M WITH CUPID by Anna Staniszewski
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 7, 2015

"Light—but not lightweight—fun for preteens. (Paranormal comedy. 10-13)"
Two middle schoolers with secret paranormal powers accidentally swap those powers when they kiss each other at a party in this series opener. Read full book review >
THE THUNDER EGG by Tim J. Myers
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 7, 2015

"Well-meaning but flawed. (bibliography) (Picture book. 6-8)"
An original tale based in folklore about a Native American girl's willingness to help her people through the power of a mysterious stone. Read full book review >
POPPY'S BEST PAPER by Susan Eaddy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 7, 2015

"Poppy's paper is hard-won but worth the A it gets. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Following her decision to become a writer when she grows up, Poppy takes a significant step in the right direction—after a few false starts. Read full book review >
THE CURIOUS WORLD OF CALPURNIA TATE by Jacqueline Kelly
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 7, 2015

"A warm, welcome stand-alone companion to Kelly's lauded debut. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Thirteen-year-old Calpurnia Virginia Tate of turn-of-the-20th-century Texas—introduced in the 2010 Newbery Honor-winning The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate—is more focused than ever on unlocking the secrets of the natural world.Read full book review >
BEASTLY BABIES by Ellen Jackson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 7, 2015

"Lots of fun. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A simple rhyming text celebrates some shared characteristics of baby animals. Read full book review >
BOB AND FLO by Rebecca Ashdown
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 7, 2015

"Here's hoping for a return of Bob and Flo…and for every preschooler to find a friendship like theirs. (Picture book. 2-5)"
On the first day of preschool, a bucket becomes the catalyst for a wonderful new friendship. Read full book review >
THE SCHOOL SHOW by Maria Gianferrari
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 7, 2015

"Penny and Jelly are sure to warm the hearts of both future talent-show contestants and readers who have similarly close canine friends. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The Peabody Elementary School Talent Show is a source of anxiety for Penny, who has no clear talent. 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 >