THE FLY by Petr Horácek
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"This apologium may not change minds about flies, but it's definitely buzz-worthy. (Picture book. 3-6)"
What's it like to be a fly? Well, it ain't easy. Read full book review >
BRIGHT SKY, STARRY CITY by Uma Krishnaswami
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"A mildly agenda-driven companion to the less-cosmic likes of John Rocco's Blackout (2011) or Jonathan Bean's intimate At Night (2007). (bibliography, glossary) (Picture book. 6-8)"
A nighttime power outage transforms a young urban sky watcher's frustration to joy. Read full book review >

GABBY DURAN AND THE UNSITTABLES by Elise Allen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"Surely the 'trusted friends' who are invited to read Gabby's first dossier deserve a real understanding of what makes her unique. (Science fiction. 7-12)"
Twelve-year-old Gabby Duran's reputation as babysitter to the stars is positively intergalactic. Read full book review >
DRIVE by Kellen Hatanaka
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"A fine showcase for the illustrator's talents, but a thin entry in a crowded field. (Picture book. 2-4)"
One-word captions (and two short phrases) point out opposites of diverse sorts on a road trip through town and countryside. Read full book review >
THE BOYS WHO CHALLENGED HITLER by Phillip Hoose
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"A superbly told, remarkable true story and an excellent addition to stories of civilian resistance in World War II. (photos, bibliography, chapter notes) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
A handful of Danish teens takes on the occupying Nazis is this inspiring true story of courageous resistance. Read full book review >

ASK ME by Bernard Waber
Kirkus Star
by Bernard Waber, illustrated by Suzy Lee
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"Sublimely satisfying. (Picture book. 4-8)"
As a little girl and her father take a walk together, the girl directs her dad to ask her questions about what she likes. Read full book review >
TEMPLETON GETS HIS WISH by Greg Pizzoli
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"Moderately inspired but tired all the same. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Pizzoli's young cat, Templeton, gets what he wishes for, with predictable results. Read full book review >
ELLIE by Mike Wu
by Mike Wu, illustrated by Mike Wu
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"Luckily for Ellie and readers alike, it is the pictures that matter. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When Walt the zookeeper announces the zoo will be closing for good, all the animals pitch in to save it. But shy Ellie the elephant cannot see how she can help. How can she help save the zoo? Read full book review >
THE MOSQUITO BROTHERS by Griffin Ondaatje
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"A few moments of manufactured drama aside, a ragged chain of set pieces. (Animal fantasy. 10-12)"
A late-blooming urban mosquito meets his country-raised half brother for the first time. Read full book review >
THIS IS MY ROCK by David Lucas
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"A rocky climb to wisdom. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In another philosophical outing from Lucas (A Letter for Bear, 2013), a goat repels all comers from a rugged peak, then finds its claim of ownership a hollow one.Read full book review >
The Reinvention of Mimi Finnegan by Whitney Dineen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"A romantic comedy with a lively, funny cast, including a lovable main character."
In Dineen's (She Sins at Midnight, 2014, etc.) latest novel, a 30-something public relations professional finds that getting a guy can be complicated. Read full book review >
CUCKOO SONG by Frances Hardinge
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 8, 2015

"Nuanced and intense, this painstakingly created tale mimics the Escher-like constructions of its villainous Architect, fooling the eyes and entangling the emotions of readers willing and able to enter into a world like no other. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
This dense and twisty fantasy set in post-World War I Great Britain mixes monstrous creatures, sibling rivalry, a supernatural doppelgänger, family dysfunction and a kidnapping into a complex brew of eerie atmosphere and unexpected events. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
authors of OFF THE PAGE
May 19, 2015

Meet Oliver, a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale and transported into the real world. Meet Delilah, the girl who wished Oliver into being. In bestseller Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer’s new young adult novel, Off the Page, it’s a miracle that seems perfect at first—but there are complications. To exist in Delilah’s world, Oliver must take the place of a regular boy. Enter Edgar, who agrees to play Oliver’s role in the pages of Delilah’s favorite book. But just when it seems that the plan will work, everything gets turned upside down. We talk to the mother-daughter team on Kirkus TV. View video >