SECOND BANANA by Keith Graves
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Take this off the shelf to share with primary-grade students who are navigating the ever changing landscape of friendship. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Under the big top, the show must go on, but the relationship between a spotlight-grabbing monkey and the amiable gorilla that assists him is ripe for a change. Read full book review >
HOORAY FOR HOPPY! by Tim Hopgood
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Just the ticket for a little bit of learning on a cold winter day when spring seems far away. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Little ones can explore spring and their five senses along with bunny Hoppy in Hopgood's latest concept book. Read full book review >

CLICK, CLACK, PEEP! by Doreen Cronin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Nevertheless, the familiar high jinks of this parental Duck and his farmyard companions will provoke plenty of giggles. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Poor Farmer Brown has a new animal to contend with, and this one is disrupting the whole barn! Read full book review >
IF I HAD A TRICERATOPS by George O'Connor
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Different dino, same goofy premise and rapturous tone. Young dog lovers will understand perfectly. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The creator of If I Had a Raptor (2014) switches out one dino-pet for another, doggier, one.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 >

READY RABBIT GETS READY! by Brenna Maloney
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 5, 2015

"Kids might want to make stuffed rabbit toys of their own after meeting this beguiling bunny. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this quirky story illustrated with photographs, a stuffed toy named Ready Rabbit invents wildly imaginative activities to delay getting ready for school. Read full book review >
FETCH by Jorey Hurley
by Jorey Hurley, illustrated by Jorey Hurley
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Attractive and crisp. (Picture book. 3-5)"
At the beach, a dog's game of fetch becomes an exploration of the natural environment. Read full book review >
LEOPARDPOX! by Orna Landau
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Pair this with David Small's Imogene's Antlers (1985) for prime sick-day silliness. (Picture book. 3-8)"
An Israeli import puts a new spin on the sick-day theme—not to mention the Tiger Mother. Read full book review >
RED by Michael Hall
by Michael Hall, illustrated by Michael Hall
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Smartly designed and appealing, Red's story offers much for discussion and affirmation. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When a red-labeled crayon discovers he's actually blue, he finds joy, ebullience and acceptance. 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 >
NO, SILLY! by Ken Krug
by Ken Krug, illustrated by Ken Krug
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A well-paced romp with nifty response opportunities for little ones. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Four young friends describe their favorite things to do throughout the day, and sometimes those descriptions take a very silly turn. Read full book review >
GOOSE by Laura Wall
by Laura Wall, illustrated by Laura Wall
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Simple, elegant design produces a title with high appeal for the preschool set. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Young Sophie is portrayed with yellow hair and a red dress and smiles out at readers as the story begins. Soon she makes the acquaintance of a most amiable goose. 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 >