THREE LITTLE OWLS by Emanuele Luzzati
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Happy nonsense that feels very British despite its Italian origins. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The irrepressible Blake supplies illustrations for Yeoman's English translation of the late Luzzati's rhyming verses, "Filastrocca di Natale." Read full book review >
DON'T by Litsa Trochatos
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Great for one-on-one sharing or for inciting a room full of giggles at storytime, though developmentally, it reaches beyond the traditional board-book audience. (Board book. 2-6)"
You have to be careful around animals, you know, or things can get crazy—fast. Read full book review >

FOX ON THE LOOSE! by Matthew Porter
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Here's hoping Porter gets paired up with a writer equal to his visual talents. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A fox is stymied in his nocturnal prowling by a bevy of noisy barnyard animals. Read full book review >
NAPTIME by Iris de Moüy
by Iris de Moüy, illustrated by Iris de Moüy, translated by Shelley Tanaka
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A lovely, if wakeful, bedtime book from France. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A little girl persuades a menagerie of animals to take a nap. Read full book review >
SNOW BABIES by Laura Ellen Anderson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A simple and beautiful introduction to animals that make their homes in snowy climes. (Board book. 1-3)"
Anderson's square, sturdy board book features baby animals romping, playing and snoozing in the snow. Read full book review >

I LOVE MY HAT by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A repetitive picture book that struggles to be interesting. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Lively illustrations stand out in this rustic tale. Read full book review >
GOD BLESS OUR CHRISTMAS by Hannah C. Hall
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Undemanding and upbeat, this is an adequate offering to share with toddlers in households that want to keep the Christ in Christmas. (Board book. 2-4)"
Rhyming, four-line stanzas celebrate Christmas in both secular and religious aspects. Read full book review >
SPARKLING PRINCESS OPPOSITES by Lisa Perrett
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"While not groundbreaking in style or substance, these simple titles will nonetheless appeal to those toddlers (or parents) already besotted with all things stately and sparkly. (Board book. 1-3)"
A shiny, fairy-tale-themed concept book for toddlers. Read full book review >
HELLO, AIRPLANE! by Bill Cotter
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A nice choice for those who love planes or who are about to fly for the first time. (Picture book. 2-5)"
It's time to fly! Read full book review >
TIME FOR A BATH by Phillis Gershator
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Will the book convince a child that bathtime is a happy time? It won't take many reads to get them to want to try and find out. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Gershator and Walker's bunnies from Time for a Hug (co-authored by Mim Green, 2013) return to explore the seasons and reasons for bathtime. Read full book review >
HOW TO BAKE A BOOK by Ella Burfoot
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"As the trend of picture books praising the codex continues, few will match the light tone, originality and quirkiness of this one. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Clever text and mixed-media artwork use the procedure of baking a cake as an obvious, comical metaphor for the process of creating a book. Read full book review >
SHARE! by Anthea Simmons
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Not much to share or sink one's teeth into here. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Rhyming text from a little girl delivers an idealized vision of big sisterhood. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Pierce Brown
author of GOLDEN SON
February 17, 2015

With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and Game of Thrones, Pierce Brown’s genre-defying Red Rising hit the ground running. The sequel, Golden Son, continues the saga of Darrow, a rebel battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom. As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrow’s kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds—and their only path to liberation is revolution. “Stirring—and archetypal—stuff,” our reviewer writes. View video >