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 >

BEARS AND A BIRTHDAY by Shirley Parenteau
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Preschoolers will enjoy this very festive celebration. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Get ready for a very special party! Read full book review >
HENRY FINDS HIS WORD by Lindsay Ward
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Let this be the first first-word book to pull from the shelf. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Seeing that baby talk isn't working as well as he'd like, Henry decides to find his first word. Read full book review >
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 >

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 >
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 >
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 >
NIGHT OWL by Toni Yuly
by Toni Yuly, illustrated by Toni Yuly
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"This charming exploration of sound words will stand up to repeat bedtime reads for young preschoolers. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Yuly's latest, a companion to her debut, Early Bird (2014), introduces a young owl who's listening for his mommy's return.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 >
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 >
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 >