CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"Readers looking for a clear picture of 'modern history's best-known evil ruler and murderer' or the course of World War II in general would be far better off skipping this knockoff for some of the well-chosen titles recommended at the end. (maps, index) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
O'Reilly reconstitutes his Killing Patton (2014) for younger audiences with a grabbier title, lightly massaged extracts from the original, and additional period photographs.Read full book review >
FINDING AUDREY by Sophie Kinsella
Released: June 9, 2015

"An outstanding tragicomedy that gently explores mental illness, the lasting effects of bullying, and the power of friends and loving family to help in the healing. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Audrey, 14, is on a long, slow upswing from disabling anxiety disorders that resulted from the vicious abuse of bullies at school. Read full book review >

ALIVE by Chandler Baker
Released: June 9, 2015

"Plentiful blood-slicked scenes will please horror fans, but the eerie tone surrounding the central mystery is what works best in this supernatural thriller. (Thriller. 14-18)"
A young woman's life-saving heart transplant leaves her feeling like an outsider in her own life until she meets a new guy with whom she experiences an undeniable magnetism. Read full book review >
DELICATE MONSTERS by Stephanie Kuehn
Released: June 9, 2015

"A chilling look into heartache and reckless redemption—not for the faint of heart. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Three troubled teenagers. One is as cruel as she pleases, another is riddled with guilt, and the third sees terrifying visions. Their lives intersect and explode in a California town where picturesque grapevines grow and ugly secrets are exposed. Read full book review >
THE TRUTH ABOUT MY SUCCESS by Dyan Sheldon
Released: June 9, 2015

"Constantly funny, splendidly witty: a bull's-eye. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A struggling waitress trades places with a spoiled-brat TV star in this comedy. Read full book review >

Released: June 9, 2015

"Now a world-renowned chef, Samuelsson neatly serves up inspiration and food for thought for the many young people interested in cooking. (Memoir. 12-16)"
Based on Yes, Chef (2012), a memoir for adults, this young readers' version offers insights into the life and food of one of America's top chefs.Read full book review >
MINDWALKER by A.J. Steiger
Released: June 9, 2015

"An intriguing read that sets genre fans up neatly for its sequel. (Dystopian romance. 12-18)"
A girl living in a dystopic future United States divided into castes has the ability to enter other people's brains and erase selected memories. Read full book review >
THOSE GIRLS by Lauren Saft
Released: June 9, 2015

"Saft's debut develops admirably complex characters but then fails to deliver a plot worthy of them. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Three best friends alternate narration of their junior year of high school as they explore sex, romance, and independence. Read full book review >
OUR BROTHERS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA by Jonathan David Kranz
Released: June 9, 2015

"A dry mystery, an interracial relationship, and a quiet struggle against provincial tyranny make for a choppy-but-promising debut. (Fiction. 14-16)"
Three teenagers in a New Jersey resort town bond over death and petty corruption. Read full book review >
HELLO, I LOVE YOU by Katie M. Stout
Released: June 9, 2015

"Skip this embarrassing example of clueless cultural appropriation. (Romance. 13-18)"
A white American teen transfers into a posh Korean boarding school and falls for a Korean pop heartthrob in this debut novel. Read full book review >
HUNTERS OF CHAOS by Crystal Velasquez
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"Here's hoping the second volume evens out the rough patches, as readers will undoubtedly be hungry for more of Ana and her friends' adventures. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Shape-shifting teenage girls work together to save the world in this contemporary fantasy. Read full book review >
THE STARS NEVER RISE by Rachel Vincent
Released: June 9, 2015

"Vincent's a pro: large parts of this are un-put-down-able. (Paranormal suspense. 12-18)"
A girl learns that she has the ability to fight the demons that threaten the world in this series opener. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sara Paretsky
author of BRUSH BACK
July 28, 2015

No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help in Brush Back, the latest thriller from bestselling author Sara Paretsky. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full 25 years for her daughter’s murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. “Paretsky, who plots more conscientiously than anyone else in the field, digs deep, then deeper, into past and present until all is revealed,” our reviewer writes. View video >