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 >
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 >
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 >