KALLEY'S MACHINE PLUS CATS by Jon Alexander
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Sept. 11, 2014

"Poignant ending notwithstanding, terrific fun for the Oshkosh set, with opportunities aplenty to practice motor skills, make choices and observe cause and effect. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
A child's scheme to keep her commuting dad home inspires a polyfunctional machine festooned with dials, switches, levers, buttons and other controls—not to mention cats. Read full book review >
GOBBLE, GOBBLE, TUCKER! by Leslie McGuirk
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A meandering tale about a special day that Tucker fans will gobble right up. (Board book. 2-4)"
This brief introduction to Thanksgiving stars a winsome white terrier named Tucker (Ho, Ho, Ho Tucker!, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

GLOBAL BABY BOYS by Global Fund for Children
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Oh boy, oh boy! These bright-eyed tykes are sure to draw any baby in. (Board book. 3 mos.-1)"
In the natural follow-up to Global Baby Girls (2013), youngsters can meet the sons of such nations as Australia, Canada, Guatemala, France, Mexico, Taiwan, Tobago, the United States and more.Read full book review >
DRUTHERS by Matt Phelan
by Matt Phelan, illustrated by Matt Phelan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Keep this for any day, not just a rainy one. (Picture book. 2 -5)"
How much fun can be packed into a rainy day? Lots, if you're like this energetic daughter-daddy duo. Read full book review >
COLOR FOR BABY by Yana Peel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"While larger pages would have served these masterworks better, this set is sure to become a tummy-time favorite for baby art lovers. (Board book. 0-1)"
Four accordion-fold board books create a miniature art gallery of 20th- and 21st-century works, each book focusing on a different hue. Read full book review >

THE BUNNY RABBIT SHOW! by Sandra Boynton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A swell read for the lighthearted. (Board book. 1-3)"
The bunnies that inhabit Boynton's colorful world put on a musical show for the other animals. Read full book review >
THREE LITTLE PEAS by Marine Rivoal
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 3, 2014

"A spot of exquisite rest in an overstimulated world. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Evocative details make this simple story a quiet delight. Read full book review >
ABC INSECTS by American Museum of Natural History
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"This ABC book with its parade of interesting insects will have special appeal for budding naturalists, who will be inspired to head outdoors and root around in the dirt to see what exciting creatures they might uncover in their own backyards. (Board book. 2-6)"
A boldly designed, oversized board book features a creepy-crawly for every letter of the alphabet. Read full book review >
DINOSAUR FARM by Frann Preston-Gannon
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A bit of dino drollery for the diaper-clad. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Daily farm chores are anything but routine when the livestock runs to stegosaurs and the odd T. Rex. Read full book review >
VERY LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD by Teresa Heapy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"While Very Little Red Riding Hood's agency is laudable, the incredibly feel-good plot (no consequences for foolish actions here!) and the bratty, baby-talking Red Riding Hood herself make this book one to pass by. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A sweeter-than-sweet retelling of "Little Red Riding Hood." Read full book review >
GO TO SLEEP, LITTLE FARM by Mary Lyn Ray
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"It's difficult indeed for a bedtime book to stand out, and this one doesn't quite deliver. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Ray and Neal tackle the tried-and-true theme of bedtime on the farm. Read full book review >
HOOT by Jonathan Litton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"The cheerful simplicity and sturdy pages ensure that this offering will both see and stand up to hard use until readers are ready for Pat Hutchins' classic Good-night, Owl! (1972). (Board book. 1-4)"
This simple concept board book combines colors and counting. 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 >