RUDIE NUDIE by Emma Quay
by Emma Quay, illustrated by Emma Quay
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"A bracing burst of joie de vivre, ideal for any rude, nude, naked brood. (Picture book. 2-6)"
This Australian import features two imps who take a particular pleasure in gamboling about sans covering. Read full book review >
RAIN FOREST COLORS by Janet Lawler
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Readers will not only practice their colors, they'll get an inkling of what a colorful and wonderful world we live in. (Informational picture book. 2-8)"
Stunning animal photos introduce children to 10 basic colors in this latest from National Geographic Kids. Read full book review >

COMING HOME by Greg Ruth
by Greg Ruth, illustrated by Greg Ruth
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Though it's on the manipulative side, it should be helpful for children anticipating a parent's return. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A nearly wordless picture book chronicles the wait for reunion after a troop plane lands. Read full book review >
EDIBLE COLORS by Jennifer Vogel Bass
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Quibbles aside, this volume presents appetizing produce in an engaging array. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This photographic study of color introduces both widely known and unusual fruits and vegetables. Read full book review >
MAPLE & WILLOW TOGETHER by Lori Nichols
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Strong sibling bonds are perfectly described through spare language and artwork as lush as a forest of maple and willow trees. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Maple and Willow do just about everything in sweet, sisterly symbiosis. Read full book review >

SWEETEST KULU by Celina Kalluk
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"'Kulu' is an Inuktitut term of endearment, but this appreciation for the baby and the baby's world would make a lovely gift for any new parent. (Picture book. 0-5)"
A newborn child is welcomed by the sun, the wind, the Arctic land and all its animal inhabitants, who bring gifts of love and self-respect. Read full book review >
THE TALE OF THE LITTLE, LITTLE OLD WOMAN by Elsa Beskow
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"It's possible that readers accustomed to more stimulating entertainment won't enjoy slowing down, but simpler souls will most likely breathe a contented sigh. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A picture-book classic translated from the Swedish. Read full book review >
AND AWAY WE GO! by Migy
by Migy, illustrated by Migy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"The mood is the same as a pajama storytime or a trip in the car just at bedtime—exciting yet contained and comforting. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An urbane, adventuresome fox provides an evening's entertainment for an eclectic company in this nighttime escapade aloft. Read full book review >
BORN IN THE WILD by Lita Judge
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"Warmly friendly and inviting for a wide range of ages. (Informational picture book. 2-8)"
Small humans whose parents read to them will find fellow feeling with the well-cared-for wild babies in these pages. Read full book review >
WHERE DO BABIES COME FROM? by Studio 158
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Oct. 20, 2014

"Several print books address this same question in far better ways. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad informational app. 2-5)"
A parent answers a young child's question, sharing about how babies are made and develop. Read full book review >
MY VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR by StoryToys
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Oct. 16, 2014

"An irresistible invitation to free play with one of Carle's signature characters (plus cameos from some others). (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad activity app. 1-3)"
Caterpillar gets an extended play space in this bright, minimalist, seemingly artless app. Read full book review >
LADYBUG GIRL READY FOR SNOW by David Soman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 16, 2014

"A short, sweet tale introducing the concept of snow while celebrating the small joys of life in imaginative and joyful Ladybug Girl style. (Board book. 2-5)"
A Ladybug Girl adventure for her littlest fans, this one features a romp in the snow. 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 >