THE ORPHAN ARMY by Jonathan Maberry
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 19, 2015

"This first book in an explosive new series is the perfect mix of science fiction and magic. (Fantasy/science fiction. 8-12)"
Ever since the alien invasion, 11-year-old Milo has suffered from nightmares, but when a voice in his dreams tells him the world needs a hero, he has a hard time believing it could be him. Read full book review >
DEAR HANK WILLIAMS by Kimberly Willis Holt
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 19, 2015

"Soulful and satisfying. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Tate has gumption, and it's a good thing: She's the only one who has faith in her ability to sing—except for her little brother, Frog, and everyone seems surprised whenever Tate mentions him. Read full book review >

DAYLIGHT STARLIGHT WILDLIFE by Wendell Minor
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 19, 2015

"For storytime or laptime, another beautiful rendition of the natural world. (Picture book. 2-7)"
An album of contrasts introduces diurnal and nocturnal animals. Read full book review >
HERE COMES THE TOOTH FAIRY CAT by Deborah Underwood
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 19, 2015

"Clever fun continues in this delightful series. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Mischievous Cat is back (Here Comes Santa Cat, 2014, etc.), this time determined to meet the Tooth Fairy. Read full book review >
CAST OFF by Eve Yohalem
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 19, 2015

"This novel has all the required elements to appeal to zealous historical-adventure buffs. (map) (Historical fiction. 9-14)"
Find out what happens when two 12-year-olds from vastly different worlds are thrown together in a high-seas adventure packed with action, secrets, and intrigue. Read full book review >

CATERINA AND THE BEST BEACH DAY by Erin Eitter Kono
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 19, 2015

"Children will especially appreciate seeing their wisdom validated in this sweet mother-son outing. (Picture book. 2-4)"
In this variation on a well-trodden theme, mother barn owl Caterina takes her son Leo to the beach. Read full book review >
FROM THE NOTEBOOKS OF A MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCESS by Meg Cabot
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 19, 2015

"A sweet fantasy, both funny and highly satisfying. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Olivia's middle school worries get a lot easier when she gets the surprise of a lifetime. Read full book review >
FORT by Cynthia DeFelice
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 19, 2015

"Upbeat, engaging and satisfying; altogether a very fine book, especially for boys looking for a bit of believable, achievable adventure. (Fiction. 9-14)"
What preteen boy wouldn't love to build a fort in the woods? Read full book review >
IN A VILLAGE BY THE SEA by Muon Van
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 18, 2015

"The illustrations, with strong references to Chinese pen-and-ink landscapes and Japanese woodblock prints of the sea, will draw readers to this book again and again. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In circular fashion, this simple story's narration unfolds, with great power behind the few words on each page. Read full book review >
ASTRID THE FLY by Maria Jönsson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 15, 2015

"Not natural history by any means, but this slice of (fly) life is beguilingly, infectiously whimsical. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Astrid the fly introduces readers to her (huge) family and their home behind the sofa in this Swedish import. Read full book review >
OWL BOY by Brian Schatell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 15, 2015

"An offbeat tale about following your dreams, no matter where they might lead (though older readers will note the cautionary tale of taking your passions a bit too far). (Picture book. 3-7)"
Al loves owls. Read full book review >
WHEN THE WIND BLOWS by Stacy Clark
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 15, 2015

"Intriguing, easily informative and even inspiring. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
A poetic composition celebrates the power of the wind as a renewable-energy resource. 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 >