COSMOE'S WIENER GETAWAY by Max Brallier
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"The book is so frenetic that some readers will need caffeine to get through it, but in the end, that turns out to be an advantage: If a joke doesn't work, or if readers get bored, all they have to do is turn the page. (Graphic/science-fiction hybrid. 7-12)"
This highly illustrated story has something for every demographic, offering robots, zombies, hot dogs, a princess, video games and wrestlers. This is not a complete list. Read full book review >
THE SECRETS OF THE STORM VORTEX by Anne Cameron
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"This outrageous meteorological adventure will leave readers eager for the final Lightning Catcher volume. (map) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
In this second Lightning Catcher book, 12-year-old Angus McFangus learns more about his storm-prophet powers while investigating a mysterious storm vortex engulfing the Perilous Exploratorium for Violent Weather and Vicious Storms.Read full book review >

RHINOS DON'T EAT PANCAKES by Anna Kemp
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"Amusing and whimsical. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A purple rhino moves in and the adults are oblivious. What's a kid to do? Read full book review >
ANNA, BANANA, AND THE FRIENDSHIP SPLIT by Anica Mrose Rissi
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"A realistic story for sensitive kids. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Jealousy threatens to tear best friends apart. Read full book review >
OTTER IN SPACE by Sam Garton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"Lively, giggle-producing proof that imaginative play is just as good as getting to the moon. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Having previously opened a toast restaurant (I Am Otter, 2014), an otter ups the ante and shoots for the moon.Read full book review >

WILDER BOYS by Brandon Wallace
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"The action may sometimes be implausible, but it sure doesn't stop. (Adventure. 9-14)"
After their mother is taken to the hospital, two brothers decamp from their home outside Pittsburgh in order to find their estranged father in a remote area of Wyoming. Read full book review >
THE FRIENDSHIP RIDDLE by Megan Frazer Blakemore
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"Not so much for puzzlers as for patient observers of social growth who enjoy varied intellectual and philosophical tidbits. (Fiction. 9-12)"
In a small Maine town, struggling with how—or whether—to have friends, a girl follows a trail of cryptic paper clues. Read full book review >
HENRY'S STARS by David Elliot
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"A lovely story with fetching illustrations that needs a more developed ending to completely succeed. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Henry, the likable pig of Henry's Map (2013), is back in this picture book. Read full book review >
INTO THE DORKNESS by John Kloepfer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"Good, loony science-fiction fun. (Science fiction. 8-11) "
Earth is again in danger from the galaxy's most vile criminals. Can the team of STEM summer campers called the Extraordinary Terrestrials save all? Read full book review >
RATSCALIBUR by Josh Lieb
by Josh Lieb, illustrated by Tom Lintern
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"A crowd-pleasing mix of quick action, true valor, clever wordplay, and gross bits. (Animal fantasy. 9-11)"
A young New York City newcomer becomes a rat and then a hero in this tale of knightly derring-do. Read full book review >
THE WORST CLASS TRIP EVER by Dave Barry
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"A light, comic tone and more-or-less believable stakes make for a winning combination. (Thriller. 8-12) "
A Miami eighth-grader's class trip to the nation's capital quickly escalates into an international incident. Read full book review >
BUCKLE AND SQUASH by Sarah Courtauld
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"Young readers will laugh themselves silly. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Two sisters living in the Middle of Nowhere get involved in a dangerous plot in this debut fantasy from England. 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 >