Bugs Beware...My Mom Doesn't Care! by Trudy D. Vaughn
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 17, 2012

"A funny story with a softhearted narrator that's marred by sometimes-awkward verse and intriguing illustrations that never quite meet their full potential."
Ardena and her mother disagree about how best to handle bugs in this over-the-top, comical rhyming picture book. Read full book review >
Oscar the Osprey by Edward Martin Polansky
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 2, 2015

"A sympathetic hero, engaging illustrations, and a strong message make this book a must-have for families, schools, and communities with differently abled kids."
In Polansky's debut book for young readers, ospreys are kings of the air. So what happens to a young osprey who's afraid to fly? Read full book review >

I CAN ROAR! by Frank Asch
by Frank Asch, illustrated by Frank Asch
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"Great for adults and children to share, taking turns playing the parts of various animals. For more fun, have a mirror handy so kids can be delighted by their own transformations. (Board book. 2-4)"
Children can pretend to be many different animals by putting their faces up to the large die-cut hole at the center of this interactive board-book offering. Read full book review >
TEN PLAYFUL PENGUINS by Emily Ford
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Leave these penguins on the ice. (Board book. 2-4)"
As the title implies, a counting book set at the zoo. Read full book review >
CRITTER COLORS by Ashley G.
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"With so many excellent board books about color on the market, those with limited budgets can safely pass on this pale contribution to the spectrum. (Board book. 18 mos.-4)"
"What can you make out of colors?" is the question posed by this simple board book. Read full book review >

OUT OF SHAPES by Ashley G.
by Ashley G., illustrated by Ashley G.
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Best when used or displayed alongside the blocks, where it might inspire young children to build their own shape-based creations. (Board book. 18 mos.-4)"
The basic shapes—circle (in yellow), triangle (in red), square (in blue), rectangle (in orange)—combine to form easily recognizable objects. Read full book review >
ALABASTER SHADOWS by Matt Gardner
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 9, 2015

"Creepily imagined and entertaining. (Graphic horror. 7-12)"
A brother and sister learn their idyllic new neighborhood holds some nightmarish secrets. Read full book review >
THE ENCHANTED EGG by Kallie George
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Graduates of sparkly chapter-book series will be right at home and looking for the next installment posthaste. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Clover must take care of the Magical Animal Adoption Agency when Mr. Jams leaves her alone again.Read full book review >
THE STOLEN CHAPTERS by James Riley
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"Likely to leave more than a few punctures in even the most levelheaded reader's sense of reality. (Metafictional fantasy. 10-13)"
A fictional character's megalomaniacal scheme to insert himself into every novel ever written precipitates a merry chase through meta-realms in this brain-cracking sequel. Read full book review >
THE LAST BOGLER by Catherine Jinks
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Better in its parts than its whole—but even second-drawer Jinks tops the general run. (map, glossary of slang) (Historical fantasy. 10-13)"
Weary "Go-Devil Man" Alfred Bunce and his uncertain apprentice, Ned, face a seemingly overwhelming plague of child-eating bogles in this busy trilogy closer. Read full book review >
BOO! by Jonathan Litton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Predictable text, a slight storyline, and cutouts that toddlers will use to turn the pages make this an acceptable introduction to the fun of Halloween. (Board book. 1-3)"
Six bug-eyed, smiling iconic Halloween characters are startled by mysterious shouts of "Boo!" but little ones won't be fazed. Read full book review >
CHERRY BLOSSOM BASEBALL by Jennifer Maruno
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"A gentle story about seeking a place while taking your best shot. (author's note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
During World War II, Michiko experiences racial prejudice and the challenges of being a pitcher on a boys' team in this third novel from the Cherry Blossom series. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Libba Bray
author of LAIR OF DREAMS
August 25, 2015

In Lair of Dreams, the second installment of Libba Bray’s bestselling young adult Diviners series, after a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O'Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. Now that the world knows of her ability to "read" objects, and therefore, read the past, she has become a media darling, earning the title "America's Sweetheart Seer." But not everyone is so accepting of the Diviners' abilities....Meanwhile, mysterious deaths have been turning up in the city, victims of an unknown sleeping sickness. Can the Diviners descend into the dreamworld and catch a killer? “Weaving together a chilling mystery with a truly elusive solution, several poignant love stories, agonizing injustice, terrifyingly monstrous dreams, and even a cameo by legendary psychiatrist Carl Jung, this installment wraps enough up to satisfy but clearly sets the stage for more,” our reviewer writes in a rare starred review. “How will readers stand the wait?” View video >