50 IMPRESSIVE KIDS AND THEIR AMAZING (AND TRUE!) STORIES by Saundra Mitchell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 10, 2016

"A breezy, bustling bucketful of courageous acts and eye-popping feats. (finished illustrations not seen) (Collective biography. 10-13)"
Why should grown-ups get all the historical, scientific, athletic, cinematic, and artistic glory? Read full book review >
50 UNBELIEVABLE WOMEN AND THEIR FASCINATING (AND TRUE!) STORIES by Saundra Mitchell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 10, 2016

"Primarily entertaining rather than informative, these slick, superficial biographies are more fluff than substance. (bibliography, personality-type quiz, vocabulary guide) (Collective biography. 10-14)"
A collection of biographies of 50 famous and not-so-famous females, both living and very long dead, who share a common thread of being strong—although not always admirable—women. Read full book review >

THE HIDDEN ORACLE by Rick Riordan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"A clash of mythic intrigues and centuries of pop culture to thrill die-hard and new fans alike. (glossary) (Fantasy. 12-17)"
With more Mel Brooks-ian flare than a fourth wall could hope to contain, Riordan presents another expansion to his modern pantheon. Read full book review >
AS BRAVE AS YOU by Jason Reynolds
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"This pitch-perfect contemporary novel gently explores the past's repercussions on the present. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Eleven-year-old Brooklynite Genie has "worry issues," so when he and his older brother, Ernie, are sent to Virginia to spend a month with their estranged grandparents while their parents "try to figure it all out," he goes into overdrive. Read full book review >
THE DARK MISSIONS OF EDGAR BRIM by Shane Peacock
Released: May 3, 2016

"This thrilling historical mystery will have readers anxiously turning pages and checking under their beds. (Historical thriller. 12-16)"
A young Victorian is haunted and hunted by monsters from the era's darkest literature in Peacock's spine-tingling mystery. Read full book review >

QUIET POWER by Susan Cain
Released: May 3, 2016

"Standard-issue self-help: worthy enough but wordy and heavily earnest, addressed to a broad audience but unlikely to attract one. (notes, index) (Nonfiction. 13-17)"
The author of the bestselling Quiet (2012) collaborates with Mone and Moroz to bring her message of empowerment for quiet types to teen readers.Read full book review >
WANDERING WILD by Jessica Taylor
Released: May 3, 2016

"Uneven yet enjoyable. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Talia and Wen's nomadic life with the Wanderers is all they've ever known. Read full book review >
Released: May 3, 2016

"Fleischer's primer tenders a wealth of insight in a generous and welcoming manner. (resources) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
Neither the American electoral nor political process is simple. And if you think so, you've likely got it wrong. Read full book review >
TONE DEAF by Olivia Rivers
Released: May 3, 2016

"The plot begs connection to Antony John's richer Five Flavors of Dumb (2010); though Ali and Jace are likable, readers interested in Deafness and rock-'n'-roll are better served by the earlier book. (Fiction. 11-14)"
An abused, totally deaf teen runs away with a rock band. Read full book review >
THE OUTLIERS by Kimberly McCreight
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"Readers who are willing to suspend disbelief will enjoy this action-packed psychological thriller. (Thriller. 12-16)"
Boston-area high school junior Wylie Lang is in danger of losing everything she loves. Read full book review >
THE MINISTRY OF GHOSTS by Alex Shearer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"Ghost-story fans won't be disappointed in the end, if they can slog that far through all the low-wattage civil-service satire. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
The threat of imminent shutdown prompts a small government agency to hire a pair of young independent contractors to capture a ghost in this British import. Read full book review >
CAMP DORK by Beth Vrabel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"Honest, funny, and entertaining. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Most of the titular gang from Pack of Dorks (2014) is off to spend two weeks at seriously-roughing-it-style Camp Paleo. Sadly, Lucy's not-a-boyfriend, Sam, is going to gymnastics camp instead.Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Emma Straub
author of MODERN LOVERS
May 30, 2016

In Emma Straub’s new novel Modern Lovers, friends and former college bandmates Elizabeth and Andrew and Zoe have watched one another marry, buy real estate, and start businesses and families, all while trying to hold on to the identities of their youth. But nothing ages them like having to suddenly pass the torch (of sexuality, independence, and the ineffable alchemy of cool) to their own offspring. Back in the band’s heyday, Elizabeth put on a snarl over her Midwestern smile, Andrew let his unwashed hair grow past his chin, and Zoe was the lesbian all the straight women wanted to sleep with. Now nearing fifty, they all live within shouting distance in the same neighborhood deep in gentrified Brooklyn, and the trappings of the adult world seem to have arrived with ease. But the summer that their children reach maturity (and start sleeping together), the fabric of the adult lives suddenly begins to unravel, and the secrets and revelations that are finally let loose—about themselves, and about the famous fourth band member who soared and fell without them—can never be reclaimed. “Straub’s characters are a quirky and interesting bunch, well aware of their own good fortune, and it’s a pleasure spending time with them in leafy Ditmas Park,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >