RETURN TO THE ISLE OF THE LOST by Melissa de la Cruz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 24, 2016

"Likely, like its predecessor, to be a fixture on bestseller lists—but not for its imaginative or literary qualities. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
Ominous portents in Auradon send the offspring of four Disney villains home—to discover that their evil parents have disappeared. Read full book review >
You're Amazing! (Starring You) by Mark Pichora
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 24, 2016

"An enticing and accessible introduction to the human body that should work as a read-aloud for classrooms introducing biology and health tips or for strong independent readers who are fans of Dr. Seuss."
Louie the Lumin and his two young friends explain some of the human body's magnificent highlights in this Seussian rhyming book. Read full book review >

ANIMALS ARE DELICIOUS by Sarah Hutt
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 23, 2016

"A stylish showcase for the artists, but the lack of connection between pictures and plotlines will limit its interest for younger audiences. (Informational board book. 5-7)"
Three food chains at work—at ground level, in the air, and in the ocean. Read full book review >
THE SEARCH FOR THE HOMESTEAD TREASURE by Ann Treacy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 19, 2016

"A good bet for fans of historical fiction. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Fourteen-year-old Martin must run the family farm after his father is seriously injured in an accident. Read full book review >
TROLL CONTROL by Elise Allen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 17, 2016

"A mostly lukewarm second outing. (Science fiction. 7-12)"
Only two days after her first assignment for the Association Linking Intergalactics and Earthlings as Neighbors, 12-year-old Gabby Duran's cosmically renowned babysitting skills are called back into service. Read full book review >

WHAT ELEPHANTS KNOW by Eric Dinerstein
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 17, 2016

"This earnest tale will appeal especially to budding naturalists. (glossary) (Historical fiction. 9-13)"
In the borderlands between Nepal and India during the 1970s, an orphan boy overcomes adversity to save his village and become a great elephant driver. Read full book review >
OVER THE OCEAN by Taro Gomi
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 17, 2016

"With sharp shapes and a riot of color, the prolific Gomi's simple premise should spark young imaginations. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The world's diversity is depicted in a series of colorful, geometrical pictures. Read full book review >
CAMPFIRE COOKIES by Martha Freeman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 17, 2016

"This sequel is lacking in 'flour power.' (Fiction. 8-12)"
The four members of Flowerpot Cabin reunite for another summer of friendship, romance, mystery, and cookies (The Secret Cookie Club, 2015).Read full book review >
THE BRIGHTEST STARS OF SUMMER by Leila Howland
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 17, 2016

"Readers finding this book as pleasant as a day at the beach spent with old friends will hope the trio returns to Pruet next summer. (Fiction. 9-12)"
The Silver sisters are back on Cape Cod for another satisfying summer adventure in this sequel to The Forget-Me-Not Summer (2015). Read full book review >
DOUGLAS, YOU NEED GLASSES! by Ged Adamson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 17, 2016

"A lighthearted introduction to the perks of wearing glasses. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Everything looks great when a myopic dog gets glasses.Read full book review >
THE SLEEPOVER by Jen Malone
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 17, 2016

"Malone's boisterous whirl of capers, pranks, and mystery deftly contains Meghan's journey of self-discovery. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Friends Meghan, Anna Marie, and Paige are eager to have a memorable sleepover. Read full book review >
EXCELLENT ED by Stacy McAnulty
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 17, 2016

"A warm, welcome reminder that everyone is excellent at something. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Ed, the Ellis family dog, has many talents, but none of them matches the excellence of the five Ellis children's—or so he thinks. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Melissa Sweet
author of SOME WRITER!
September 26, 2016

“SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, two-time Caldecott Honor winner and 2014 Kirkus Prize finalist Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White's granddaughter. “Like Charlotte, Sweet spins a terrific story,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A masterful biography that will enchant young readers.” View video >