THE ANIMAL BOOK by Steve Jenkins
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"With facts sure to delight readers—who will be impatient to share their discoveries—this spectacular book is a must-purchase for animal-loving families and most libraries. (glossary, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 5 & up)"
Building on years of experience in selecting animal facts and creating arresting illustrations, Jenkins surpasses his previous work with an amazing album characterized by clear organization, realistic images and carefully chosen examples. Read full book review >
ANIMALS UPSIDE DOWN by Steve Jenkins
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"A treat for eye and mind alike, besides being suitable for displays and durable enough to stand up to plenty of hands-on use. (Informational pop-up. 5-9)"
More than 26 creatures flip, twist, swivel or simply pose upside down in this neatly laid-out gallery of nature's acrobats. Read full book review >

HOW TO CATCH A BOGLE by Catherine Jinks
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Jinks opens her projected trilogy in high style, offering a period melodrama replete with colorful characters, narrow squeaks and explosions of ectoplasmic goo. (glossary of slang and monster types) (Historical fantasy. 10-13)"
Child-eating bogles infest Victorian London, providing work aplenty for "Go-Devil Man" Alfred Bunce and his intrepid young apprentice, Birdie. Read full book review >
BORIS ON THE MOVE by Andrew Joyner
Released: May 1, 2013

"The brief text and a chapter format both make this a manageable and entertaining accomplishment for most young readers as well as an amusing listening experience for those not quite able to tackle it alone. (Early reader. 4-7)"
An early reader shaped just like a chapter book: What's not to love? Read full book review >
THE THING ABOUT LUCK by Cynthia Kadohata
Released: June 4, 2013

"Readers who peel back the layers of obsessions and fears will find a character who is determined, compassionate and altogether delightful. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old Summer and her Japanese-American family work every harvest season to earn money to pay their mortgage. But this year, they face unprecedented physical and emotional challenges. Read full book review >

BOWLING ALLEY BANDIT by Laurie Keller
Released: June 11, 2013

"Like triumphant Mr. Bing, Keller walks off with a 'Stiffy Stu McShiny' award for this yummy chapter-book series opener. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-10)"
A bowling tournament gives the rolling raconteur introduced in the 2003 picture book Arnie the Doughnut fresh scope for wisecracks and wild misadventures. Read full book review >
DR. RADWAY'S SARSAPARILLA RESOLVENT by Beth Kephart
Released: May 1, 2013

"An outstanding and ultimately life-affirming tale. (Historical fiction. 11 & up)"
Kephart has crafted a deeply satisfying tale that's richly evocative of its time and place. Read full book review >
THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR YOU by Barbara Kerley
Released: March 12, 2013

"Vivid glimpses of what waits for anyone who is willing to stop just looking and go. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A stirring invitation to leap, dive, soar, plunge and thrill to the natural world's wonders and glories. Read full book review >