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 >

ABE LINCOLN by Alan Schroeder
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 12, 2015

"The book quotes Lincoln as saying, 'Whatever you are, be a good one.' This team goes beyond good; they excel at making history real, enjoyable and memorable. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
From Ben Franklin: His Wit and Wisdom from A-Z (2011), the dynamic duo of Schroeder and O'Brien here turn their talents to Abe Lincoln. Read full book review >
HOOT OWL, MASTER OF DISGUISE by Sean Taylor
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"A rib-tickling pleaser. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A confident owl employs ace hunting skills—sort of—to fill his tummy. Read full book review >
THE NEW SMALL PERSON by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"How nice to see a familiar story made new with a family of color and a little brother as hero. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A familiar theme—a big brother feels displaced by a new baby—seems fresh in Child's latest. 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 >
PRINCESS PISTACHIO by Marie-Louise Gay
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 2, 2015

"A playful and entertaining take on children's perennial questions surrounding ideas of personhood, family and community. (Early reader. 4-8)"
The arrival of a tiara in the mail is the tipping point in evidence for Pistachio Shoelace that she is really a princess—but no one seems to believe her. 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 >
A POEM IN YOUR POCKET by Margaret McNamara
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Gentle and subtle, this sensitive story teaches a lot about poetry, perfectionism, and the power of a teacher and a poet. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Mr. Tiffin is back, just in time for National Poetry Month at school. Read full book review >
A FINE DESSERT by Emily Jenkins
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"There is no other word but delicious. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Blackberry fool is a fine dessert indeed, and people have been making it for centuries. Read full book review >
BLOWN AWAY by Rob Biddulph
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"A master-class of picture-book writing and illustrating. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A rhyming picture book about the perils and joys of travel. Read full book review >
WHALE TRAILS, BEFORE AND NOW by Lesa Cline-Ransome
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"This inventive look at maritime history has significant modern child appeal. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
The young first mate on the Cuffee sightseeing boat, descendant of generations of men who worked whaling ships, compares whaling long ago with a whale-watching excursion today.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 >