• TEEN

    NO CRYSTAL STAIR

    FEB. 1, 2012

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

NO CRYSTAL STAIR

by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson & illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

A stirring and thought-provoking account of an unsung figure in 20th-century American history. Full review >

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    SECRETS OF THE GARDEN

    FEB. 28, 2012

CHILDREN'S

SECRETS OF THE GARDEN

by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld & illustrated by Priscilla Lamont

Sure to become a standard go-to for elementary teachers and gardeners alike, this is bound to spark some backyard... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    I LAY MY STITCHES DOWN

    FEB. 15, 2012

CHILDREN'S

I LAY MY STITCHES DOWN

by Cynthia Grady & illustrated by Michele Wood

A powerful grouping of thought-provoking poems and brilliantly designed paintings. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    KINDRED SOULS

    FEB. 7, 2012

CHILDREN'S

KINDRED SOULS

by Patricia MacLachlan

It's rare to find a children's book that deals so well with death as part of life, offering kids an effective approach to... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    WONDER

    FEB. 14, 2012

CHILDREN'S

WONDER

by R.J. Palacio

A memorable story of kindness, courage and wonder. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    CRAFTY CHLOE

    FEB. 21, 2012

CHILDREN'S

CRAFTY CHLOE

by Kelly DiPucchio & illustrated by Heather Ross

Required reading for any child going to a birthday party. (Picture book. 4-8) Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    A STICK IS AN EXCELLENT THING

    FEB. 27, 2012

CHILDREN'S

A STICK IS AN EXCELLENT THING

by Marilyn Singer & illustrated by LeUyen Pham

A thrilling integration of verse and image, motivating all to serious fun. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    COLD CEREAL

    FEB. 7, 2012

CHILDREN'S

COLD CEREAL

by Adam Rex

A massive explosion at the end only sets that evil scheme back a bit; stay tuned for further strange and exhilarating... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    AND THEN IT'S SPRING

    FEB. 14, 2012

CHILDREN'S

AND THEN IT'S SPRING

by Julie Fogliano & illustrated by Erin E. Stead

This sweet seedling will undoubtedly take root and thrive. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    QUESTION BOY MEETS LITTLE MISS KNOW-IT-ALL

    FEB. 7, 2012

CHILDREN'S

QUESTION BOY MEETS LITTLE MISS KNOW-IT-ALL

by Peter Catalanotto & illustrated by Peter Catalanotto

Grown-ups beware. Youngsters might have their own questions and answers after this romp. (Picture book. 4-8) Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    A BLACK HOLE IS NOT A HOLE

    FEB. 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

A BLACK HOLE IS NOT A HOLE

by Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano illustrated by Michael Carroll

Hole-y astronomy! (timeline, glossary, author’s note, bibliography, image credits, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12) Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE CASE OF THE DEADLY DESPERADOS

    FEB. 16, 2012

CHILDREN'S

THE CASE OF THE DEADLY DESPERADOS

by Caroline Lawrence

A rich vein of wisdom runs through this highly entertaining, swashbuckling series debut. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    GARMANN'S SECRET

    FEB. 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

GARMANN'S SECRET

by Stian Hole & illustrated by Stian Hole & translated by Don Bartlett

Fans of Hole’s mixed-media collages, rendered in a retro-infused, surreal style, will find this book his most beautiful yet. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    WE'VE GOT A JOB

    FEB. 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

WE'VE GOT A JOB

by Cynthia Y. Levinson

Levinson builds her dramatic account around the experiences of four young arrestees—including a 9-year-old, two teenage... Full review >

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