THE NOTORIOUS PAGAN JONES by Nina Berry
Released: May 26, 2015

"Scary in all the right places, with a strong setup for the sequel. (Suspense. 13-15)"
In 1961, a troubled but immensely clever starlet is roped into dangerous Cold War intrigue. Read full book review >
BRIDE OF SLUG MAN by Julie Mata
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 26, 2015

"Smart, funny, and slick. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A preteen filmmaker mounts her second feature. Read full book review >

Released: May 26, 2015

"Wise, inspirational, and thoroughly readable. (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
The founder and director of Everyday Ambassador, an organization to combat digital isolation, provides wisdom for those interested in making real and positive impacts. Read full book review >
A HANDFUL OF STARS by Cynthia Lord
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 26, 2015

"This sensitive coming-of-age tale compassionately explores prejudice and multiculturalism. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Lily, an orphaned 12-year-old who lives in a small eastern Maine town, becomes fast friends with Salma, a Latina migrant worker who has come with her family to pick blueberries. Read full book review >
LOST IN THE SUN by Lisa Graff
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 26, 2015

"Graff consistently demonstrates why character-driven novels can live from generation to generation, and here she offers a story that can survive for many school years to come. (Fiction. 9-12)"
When internal anger turns into outward rage, one middle school misfit must find a solution or risk ruining everything that matters. Read full book review >

ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN by Will Walton
Released: May 26, 2015

"Realistic and at times touching, a nice addition to the literature. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Falling in love with your best friend can't turn out all right, can it? Read full book review >
ALEXANDER'S ARMY by Chris d’Lacey
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 26, 2015

"A hodgepodge of contrived set pieces and tired X-Files-style tropes, with no sign of resolution. (Adventure. 11-13)"
A teenager struggling to control his ability to transform reality undertakes a mission for the secretive organization that recruited him in the opener. Read full book review >
BEST FRIEND NEXT DOOR by Carolyn Mackler
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 26, 2015

"Mackler deftly weaves the thread of her plot between the two girls' tribulations and joys (at school and home) for a story that will resonate with any child who has ever struggled to parse the mysteries of friendship. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Ten-year-olds Hannah and Emme have a lot in common—but does that mean they have to be friends? Read full book review >
THE GIRL IN THE TORCH by Robert Sharenow
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 26, 2015

"Exciting if at times disquieting in its realism. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
When her mother dies in quarantine at Ellis Island, 12-year-old Sarah has no hope of being admitted to America on her own. Read full book review >
CLOSE TO THE WIND by Jon Walter
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 26, 2015

"A good choice for sensitive children not ready for more pointed accounts. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Walter's debut novel is a profile of innocence maintained in the face of war. Read full book review >
THE FOG DIVER by Joel Ross
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 26, 2015

"It's a fresh approach, convincingly delivered, with overtones reminiscent of Dickens…the only thing missing is a sequel, which readers will hope won't be far behind. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Adult novelist Ross (White Flag Down, 2007, etc.) makes his middle-grade debut with a boy's desperate search to save himself and his crew from a horrible fate in a post-apocalyptic future.Read full book review >
THE SEARCH FOR BABY RUBY by Susan Shreve
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 26, 2015

"An entertaining thriller with a feel-good ending that, despite its over-the-top plot, showcases the emotionally resonant ties that bind sisters and families. (Thriller. 8-12)"
After her niece is kidnapped from a hotel room, 12-year-old Jess must find the baby and get her back. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jenny Han
July 6, 2015

In Jenny Han’s P.S. I Still Love You, Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once? In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of makes it so amazing. View video >