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 >
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 >

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 >
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 >
BAA, BAA, BLACK SHEEP by Jane Cabrera
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Another winner from Cabrera. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Who knew that one little girl with her basket of knitting needles could so tax the wool production of a generous black sheep? Read full book review >
CINDERELLA'S STEPSISTER AND THE BIG BAD WOLF by Lorraine Carey
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"A tongue-in-cheek fractured fairy tale for those who like a little naughty with their nice. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Carey and Blanco look at a favorite fairy tale from a new angle. Read full book review >
I LOVE MY PUPPY by Caroline Jayne Church
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A cozy read. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
A girl and her dog bond for life. Read full book review >
THE LUCKY LITTER by Jennifer Keats Curtis
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 10, 2015

"A sweet read-aloud and useful resource for classroom animal studies, especially regarding endangered habitats. (learning activities) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Wolf pups get a second chance at life. 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 >