NOOKS & CRANNIES by Jessica Lawson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 2, 2015

"A plucky amateur detective, secret passages, exaggerated characters, concealed identities, and dastardly villains equal a swell mystery. (Mystery. 8-12)"
When 11-year-old Tabitha Crum receives a mysterious invitation for a weekend visit with the reclusive Countess of Windermere at Hollingsworth Hall circa 1907, she uncovers a diabolical plot that changes her life. Read full book review >
GOOD NIGHT, FIREFLY by Gabriel Alborozo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 2, 2015

"Charming artwork and some funny moments, marred by disingenuousness. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Nina learns that a firefly is a great night light—initially. Read full book review >

BIKE ON, BEAR! by Cynthea Liu
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 2, 2015

"This pivotal childhood milestone is often defined by fear, but this variant is for young brooders everywhere. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bear can do anything he puts his mind to—except ride a bike. Read full book review >
YOU'RE A CRAB! by Jenny Whitehead
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 2, 2015

"Certainly not new fare, but any opportunity to help children understand emotions is never a misstep. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A marine-themed look at all kinds of moods. Read full book review >
BLACKOUT by Peter Jay Black
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 2, 2015

"An entertaining-enough sequel for fans happy to stay in one emotional place. (Adventure. 9-13)"
Fighting enemies who wield guns is tough enough, but confronting a boy who could be either friend or foe is even more challenging. Read full book review >

DINOTRUX DIG THE BEACH by Chris Gall
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 2, 2015

"Readers won't want to wait to find out where the Dinotrux will go next. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The third in Gall's crashing, smashing series takes the hot and grumpy Dinotrux on a vacation to the beach. What mayhem will ensue? Read full book review >
THE UNLIKELY ADVENTURES OF MABEL JONES by Will Mabbitt
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 2, 2015

"This high-spirited, pirate-tastic romp is for kids who like their buccaneers a little on the wild side. (Adventure. 8-11)"
Bloodthirsty pirates abduct their latest crew member only to find to their horror that it's…a girl! Read full book review >
MAYBELLE GOES TO SCHOOL by Katie Speck
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 2, 2015

"High-spirited action with well-developed characters make this series a hit every time. Where will Maybelle end up next? (Fantasy. 5-9)"
Maybelle the daring cockroach of Maybelle Goes to Tea (2008, etc.) makes decisions with her sweet tooth.Read full book review >
BUSTER THE VERY SHY DOG FINDS A KITTEN by Lisze Bechtold
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 2, 2015

"Dog and cat lovers and shy kids everywhere will happily (and successfully) read and reread these stories. (Early reader. 4-8)"
Buster, the big, skittish brown dog, is back and is learning to assert himself (Buster, the Very Shy Dog, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >
WHOSE SHOE? by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 2, 2015

"It's an enjoyable read-aloud, but it feels cast a little too closely in its predecessor's mold and lacks the previous book's freshness. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bunting and Ruzzier team up for another rollicking, rhyming search (Have You Seen My New Blue Socks?, 2013), this time for the owner of a lone shoe.Read full book review >
BILLY'S BOOGER by William Joyce
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 2, 2015

"A zippy piece for readers who share Billy's tastes. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A boy funnels enthusiasm for monster movies, outer space, and snot into making a picture book for a school contest. Read full book review >
MY COUSIN MOMO by Zachariah OHora
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 2, 2015

"OHora's story soars, encouraging acceptance and being true to yourself. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Momo's cousins are excited for his visit, but they have trouble figuring out how to play with him until they accept him on his own terms. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Beatriz Williams
June 23, 2015

In Beatriz Williams’ latest novel Tiny Little Thing, it’s the summer of 1966 and Christina Hardcastle—“Tiny” to her illustrious family—stands on the brink of a breathtaking future. Of the three Schuyler sisters, she’s the one raised to marry a man destined for leadership, and with her elegance and impeccable style, she presents a perfect camera-ready image in the dawning age of television politics. Together she and her husband, Frank, make the ultimate power couple: intelligent, rich, and impossibly attractive. It seems nothing can stop Frank from rising to national office, and he’s got his sights set on a senate seat in November. But as the season gets underway at the family estate on Cape Cod, three unwelcome visitors appear in Tiny’s perfect life. “A fascinating look at wealth, love, ambition, secrets, and what family members will and won’t do to protect each other,” our reviewer writes. View video >