WHEN THE WIND BLOWS by Linda Booth Sweeney
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 25, 2015

"Gale-force gusts of invigorating artwork and imagery will leave readers breathless in windswept wonder. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Whipping, wild wind calls a grandmother and her grandson out-of-doors into the frenzied, fantastic fray with a kite and giddy grins. Read full book review >
MONTY'S MAGNIFICENT MANE by Gemma O'Neill
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"The tried-and-true fable about curbing vanity and appreciating friends enjoys a fresh touch with these ebullient African animals. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A lion named Monty is so proud of his mane that he nearly causes disaster for himself and his little meerkat friends. 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 >
FINDING SPRING by Carin Berger
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Exceptional, exhilarating artwork perfectly suited for a story about anticipation, discovery and joy. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Maurice, a little bear, can't wait to experience his first spring, so while Mama hibernates, he goes looking for it. Read full book review >
SUPERTRUCK by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A serious treat for truck lovers. (Picture book. 2-6)"
When a blizzard stops the mighty trucks of the city from working, it's Supertruck to the rescue! Read full book review >

A WONDERFUL YEAR by Nick Bruel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"From silly to quite touching, an array of emotions spans this whole wide, wonderful year. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A comics-style look at the seasons in four short episodes of buffoonery. Read full book review >
HURRY HOME, HEDGEHOG! by Belle Yang
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A sweet story with lovely illustrations to boot, developmentally pitch-perfect for older babies and toddlers. (Board book. 1-3)"
A little hedgehog hurries home in an effort to avoid a coming storm in this bilingual board book. 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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
ALONE TOGETHER by Suzanne Bloom
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Short on words and long on expressive artwork—a charming addition to a winning series for little ones. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Big, white, cuddly Bear tries to have quiet time alone. 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 >