NINE DIGITS by Jay Duret
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"An action-filled story, full of funny, topical, and sympathetic observations about the world today."
An eccentric family competes in a reality show in Duret's debut YA novel. Read full book review >
THE CRYSTAL NAVIGATOR by Nancy Kunhardt Lodge
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 24, 2014

"A vividly written work of juvenile fiction that mixes fantasy and suspense with messages of empowerment, history, art, and science."
In this adventure for middle-grade readers, a young girl regains her self-confidence and discovers the power of knowledge when she travels back in time to visit great artists of the past. Read full book review >

The Adventures of Petey Pots and Pans by Lotfi Bashir
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 25, 2013

"An engaging title for kids with an important lesson, only slightly hampered by its thin, confusing setting.
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In Bashir's debut children's book, a little dog struggles with his unusual name. Read full book review >
THE ENCHANTED CHARMS by Geronimo Stilton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 26, 2015

"Adequate for its audience. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
The latest in the Kingdom of Fantasy series sends Geronimo Stilton on a scavenger hunt for magic items to stop an evil wizard. Read full book review >
THE STARS OF SUMMER by Tara Dairman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"How Gladys rises to these and other challenges is the fun of the story, and despite the novel's flaws, middle-grade girls should enjoy the ride. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A 12-year-old girl who freelances as a restaurant reviewer (her employer doesn't know her age) finds it increasingly difficult to keep her job secret from her parents while dealing with the problems of being a first-time camper and counselor-in-training. Read full book review >

HOW TO BABYSIT A LEOPARD by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"These brief glimpses will whet the appetites of wannabe wanderers of all ages. (Nonfiction. 8 & up)"
A husband-and-wife team, seasoned travelers, artists, and children's-book creators, offer readers a selection of highlights from 40 years of careful observation of the natural and human worlds in places near and far. Read full book review >
A HANDFUL OF STARS by Cynthia Lord
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 26, 2015

"This sensitive coming-of-age tale compassionately explores prejudice and multiculturalism. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Lily, an orphaned 12-year-old who lives in a small eastern Maine town, becomes fast friends with Salma, a Latina migrant worker who has come with her family to pick blueberries. Read full book review >
GON, THE LITTLE FOX by Nankichi Niimi
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2015

"The startling and violent ending may make it difficult to find an audience, but it is a valuable introduction to a non-Western storytelling aesthetic. (Picture book. 7-10)"
An animal tale from the "Hans Christian Andersen of Japan" is now published in an English edition. Read full book review >
TEMPLETON GETS HIS WISH by Greg Pizzoli
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 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 >
SPACEJACKERS by Huw Powell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 16, 2015

"Perhaps not totally 'magnifty,' as Jake would say, but far from 'garbish,' particularly for younger readers in need of a starter space opera. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Can an orphan hold the key to the location of a lost planet and a fortune in gems? Read full book review >
WHAT ABOUT MOOSE? by Corey Rosen Schwartz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"Gentle humor successfully communicates the importance of teamwork to young readers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Fox and friends have plans to build a treehouse, but bossy Moose keeps interfering Read full book review >
THE COW TRIPPED OVER THE MOON by Jeanne Willis
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"Children just graduating from nursery rhymes will find this a hoot. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Hey-diddle-diddle! Nursery-rhyme EMTs rescue stranded characters from "Mother Goose." In verse! Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Gabrielle Zevin
March 3, 2015

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over—and see everything anew. “Zevin writes characters who grow and prosper,” our reviewer writes, “in a narrative that is sometimes sentimental, sometimes funny, sometimes true to life and always entertaining.” View video >