DEAR HANK WILLIAMS by Kimberly Willis Holt
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 19, 2015

"Soulful and satisfying. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Tate has gumption, and it's a good thing: She's the only one who has faith in her ability to sing—except for her little brother, Frog, and everyone seems surprised whenever Tate mentions him. Read full book review >
SIXTEENTH SUMMER by Michelle Dalton
Released: May 15, 2015

"No new literary ground is broken here, but readers seeking a sweet story of first love will sigh appreciatively. (Romance. 11-14)"
Love blossoms between a summer boy and a local girl in a chaste romance set on the foggy coast of Maine. Read full book review >

STRAYS by Jennifer Caloyeras
Released: May 15, 2015

"Entertaining if imperfect, but perhaps a source of comfort for angry teens. (Fiction. 11-16)"
Sixteen-year-old Iris seems almost as much of a stray as Roman, the three-legged pit bull mix she's tasked with training as community-service punishment for an outburst at school. Read full book review >
THIRTEEN by Tom Hoyle
Released: May 15, 2015

"In a market saturated with tales of danger and heroic teens, this one is best left at the Tube station. (Thriller. 10-12)"
Only one boy has the power to stop a dangerous cult from wreaking havoc in the city of London. Read full book review >
GARGOYLES GONE AWOL by Clémentine Beauvais
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 15, 2015

"Beauvais' narrative zips breezily along and gets to the end with several moments of laugh-out-loud cleverness—and that's enough to grab readers. (Mystery. 9-12)"
Young Sesame Seade returns for a second round of detective work around and about the colleges of Cambridge University (Sleuth on Skates, 2014), this time aided by friends Toby and Gemma.Read full book review >

THE BOYS WHO CHALLENGED HITLER by Phillip Hoose
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"A superbly told, remarkable true story and an excellent addition to stories of civilian resistance in World War II. (photos, bibliography, chapter notes) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
A handful of Danish teens takes on the occupying Nazis is this inspiring true story of courageous resistance. Read full book review >
THE MOSQUITO BROTHERS by Griffin Ondaatje
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"A few moments of manufactured drama aside, a ragged chain of set pieces. (Animal fantasy. 10-12)"
A late-blooming urban mosquito meets his country-raised half brother for the first time. Read full book review >
TOM GATES by L. Pichon
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"The only thing that materially distinguishes Tom Gates from Greg Heffley and his legions of pretenders is his accent; some readers may feel that's good enough. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 8-12)"
That wimpy kid from across the pond returns in a sequel to The Brilliant World of Tom Gates (2014).Read full book review >
MIGRATION NATION by Joanne O'Sullivan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"Budding biologists who have taken first steps with the likes of Marianne Bertes' Going Home: The Mysteries of Animal Migration, illustrated by Jennifer DiRubbio (2010), will find themselves drawn further down that road. (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
O'Sullivan invites readers to join North American animals who regularly take to the "Herptile Highway," the "Polar Bear Parkway," "Bison Boulevard," or "Salmon Street." Read full book review >
REBELS OF THE LAMP by Michael M.B. Galvin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"Mythology, magick, and mayhem—but mostly, mayhem. (Adventure. 9-12)"
New authors Galvin and Speakman present 12-year-old Californian Parker Quarry in stock but action-packed, third-person chapters alternating with the ancient journals of Vesiroth (circa 1,200-900 B.C.). Read full book review >
GABBY DURAN AND THE UNSITTABLES by Elise Allen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"Surely the 'trusted friends' who are invited to read Gabby's first dossier deserve a real understanding of what makes her unique. (Science fiction. 7-12)"
Twelve-year-old Gabby Duran's reputation as babysitter to the stars is positively intergalactic. Read full book review >
DRAGONS BEWARE! by Jorge Aguirre
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"This rowdy adventure is sure to be a crowd pleaser. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12)"
When a wicked wizard threatens her city, Claudette decides it's once again her job to save the day. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
authors of OFF THE PAGE
May 19, 2015

Meet Oliver, a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale and transported into the real world. Meet Delilah, the girl who wished Oliver into being. In bestseller Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer’s new young adult novel, Off the Page, it’s a miracle that seems perfect at first—but there are complications. To exist in Delilah’s world, Oliver must take the place of a regular boy. Enter Edgar, who agrees to play Oliver’s role in the pages of Delilah’s favorite book. But just when it seems that the plan will work, everything gets turned upside down. We talk to the mother-daughter team on Kirkus TV. View video >