HOP! HOP! by Leslie Patricelli
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"As bright and bold as the holiday it celebrates. (Board book. 1-2)"
An excited little one celebrates Easter. Read full book review >
MY FIRST BOOK OF FUNNY ANIMALS by National Wildlife Federation
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"As exciting as a standard wildlife documentary, so individual interest will vary. (Board book. 2-4)"
Amusing captions adorn pictures of silly-looking animals. Read full book review >

A LULLABY FOR LITTLE ONE by Dawn Casey
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Sure to satisfy toddlers and preschoolers, this father-child tale will warm many hearts. (Picture book. 2-5)"
"Down in the woods in the evening sun, / Big Daddy Rabbit said, ‘Come, Little One!' " So begins this tender book as a furry father and son make the most of the day's last light to play. Read full book review >
PEEP AND DUCKY RAINY DAY by David Martin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Totally in tune with toddlers, this snappy read-aloud gets it right. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Rainy days are oh, so dreary, but not for Peep and Ducky. Read full book review >
SMICK by Doreen Cronin
by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Juana Medina
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 5, 2015

"Less is definitely more in this fetching, fun-filled mix of dog, chick and stick, guaranteed to tickle all. (Picture book. 2-8)"
A dog named Smick encounters a stick and Chick, with high-action results. Read full book review >

UP DOWN ACROSS by Corina Fletcher
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"While the premise is interesting, the execution is imperfect. (Board book. 1-2)"
Various marine animals explore the ins and outs of motion. Read full book review >
FARM ANIMALS by La Coccinella
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A simple game needlessly complicated. (Board book. 1-2)"
A baby's favorite game gets a barnyard setting. Read full book review >
NAPTIME WITH THEO AND BEAU by Jessica Shyba
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Though the book is likely to be a flash in the marketing pan, it's an attractive one. (Picture book. 1-7)"
Beau is a towheaded toddler who naps every day with his puppy, an attractive German shepherd-Shar-Pei mix. Read full book review >
RAINDROPS FALL ALL AROUND by Charles Ghigna
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"Skip. (Board book. 2-3)"
Spring rains fall on a variety of happy animals in this rhyming board book. Read full book review >
NO MORE PACIFIER, DUCK by Michael Dahl
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"Despite the happy ending, a story meant to serve as reassurance to little ones giving up their own pacifiers comes off as harsh and decidedly unpleasant. (Board book. 1-3)"
It's time for little Duck to give up his beloved pacifier. Read full book review >
LITTLE BABY BUTTERCUP by Linda Ashman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 29, 2015

"Cozy, predictable, cheerful and brimming with motherly love—a dependably pleasing read-aloud for the smaller set. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Little Baby Buttercup blooms under the sunny warmth of her mother's love, beaming as she eats (and wears) breakfast, builds with blocks, works the garden hose, hits the playground and returns home. Read full book review >
I AM A BIG BROTHER by Caroline Jayne Church
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"A good choice for caregivers looking for a positive, uncomplicated introduction to a new baby that focuses on everything an older sibling can do to help. (Board book. 2-4)"
A little boy exults in his new role as big brother. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Bill Browder
author of RED NOTICE
March 24, 2015

Bill Browder’s Red Notice is a nonfiction political thriller about an American financier in the Wild East of Russia, the murder of his principled young tax attorney, and his mission to expose the Kremlin’s corruption. In 2007, a group of Russian law enforcement officers raided Browder’s offices in Moscow and stole $230 million of taxes that his fund’s companies had paid to the Russian government. Browder’s attorney Sergei Magnitsky investigated the incident and uncovered a sprawling criminal enterprise. A month after Sergei testified against the officials involved, he was arrested and thrown into pre-trial detention, where he was tortured for a year. On November 16, 2009, he was led to an isolation chamber, handcuffed to a bedrail, and beaten to death by eight guards in full riot gear. “It may be that ‘Russian stories never have happy endings,’ ” our reviewer writes about Red Notice, “but Browder’s account more than compensates by ferociously unmasking Putin’s thugocracy.” View video >