True Love's Kiss by Robert Rustad
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 14, 2015

"Accessible, entertaining analysis via a feminist lens."
The treatment of gender and romance in Disney "princess" films is explored in this debut essay collection. Read full book review >
Tyler the Fish Saves Lake Erie by Meaghan Fisher
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2014

"A brief story packed with lessons about teamwork, problem-solving, and environmentalism."
In Fisher's (If I Could Pull the Moon from the Sky, 2014, etc.) latest children's book, a young fish saves his lake from toxic pollution. Read full book review >

DEADLY AFTERMATH by Nancy Churchill
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 13, 2015

"A thriller for those who want more thrills than realism."
The lives of several families violently collide in this crime thriller. Read full book review >
Teeth Fairies by Ingrid Bencosme
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 20, 2015

"Sure to win over young fairy lovers about to lose their first teeth."
Tired of tooth brushing battles? Try tempting your early grade schooler with this debut picture book and plush setin the tradition of Elf on the Shelf.Read full book review >
What's the Laugh Giraffe? by Uncle Mo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2015

"A slim little book of clever rhymes and visual puns with an unfinished production quality and abrupt divide between phrases and rhyming pairs."
How many ways can you ask someone what's happening? Uncle Mo (The Valentine's Day Train, 2014) comes up with several alternate, rhyming ways to broach the question in this silly picture book of puns. Read full book review >

CRENSHAW by Katherine Applegate
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Though the lessons weigh more heavily than in The One and Only Ivan, a potential disappointment to its fans, the story is nevertheless a somberly affecting one. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Applegate tackles homelessness in her first novel since 2013 Newbery winner The One and Only Ivan.Read full book review >
THE PERFECT MATCH by E.D. Baker
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Unless readers are die-hard Baker fans, they should leave this tale on the shelf. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Cory, ex-tooth fairy and a Cupid's granddaughter, returns with her matchmaking bow and arrow in this fairy-tale series' second installment. Read full book review >
GIRAFFE MEETS BIRD by Rebecca Bender
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Sincerely sweet. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The unlikeliest of friendships grows, baby step by baby step. Read full book review >
NORTH WOODS GIRL by Aimée Bissonette
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A celebration of both family and nature with exemplary illustrations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this picture book, a young girl from the city periodically visits her grandmother who lives in the north woods. Read full book review >
MAX AND MARLA by Alexandra Boiger
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A fun-filled story that delivers the true nature of the Olympian spirit. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A boy and an owl learn what it takes to become true Olympians in this picture book. Read full book review >
LEOPOLD THE LION by Denise Brennan-Nelson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An essential look at the importance of an active lifestyle sneakily disguised as a fanciful feline tale. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Keeping a lion as a pet is never easy. Read full book review >
THE POWER OF HENRY'S IMAGINATION by Skye Byrne
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Choice words and creative visuals combine to celebrate and inspire the mind's eye. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A five-year-old's imagination comes to his rescue when his stuffed rabbit goes missing. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jude Deveraux
author of EVER AFTER
July 1, 2015

New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's eagerly awaited Ever After, the third novel in her blockbuster Nantucket Brides trilogy, continues the saga of the Montgomery-Taggerts, set on an island steeped in beauty and unforgettable romance. Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything—even her love life—for her beautiful blonde stepsister, Shelly. Though Shelly's acting career has never taken off, she has certainly perfected the crocodile tears to get what she wants—which all too often means Hallie's boyfriends. When Hallie arrives home early from work one fateful day, she makes two startling discoveries that will turn her life upside down. "This sexy, lighthearted romp brings the series to a satisfying close," our reviewer writes. View video >