TEN EASTER EGGS by Vijaya Bodach
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"There is always room in the Easter basket for a counting book, and many readers may appreciate having another simple, nonreligious holiday book. (Board book. 2-4)"
A cheerful brown bunny hiding behind the edges of an Easter basket looks just as surprised as young children will be to find the chicks revealed as each egg "hatches." 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 >

HARLEM RENAISSANCE PARTY by Faith Ringgold
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Black pride is strong in this homage. (Harlem Renaissance glossary, further reading) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Harlem Airlines flies a boy and his uncle back in time to a fanciful grand parade on Seventh Avenue, where they meet and greet a star-studded lineup of African-American luminaries. 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 >
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 >

GLAMOURPUSS by Sarah Weeks
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Sophisticated vocabulary and pop-culture references may well fly over the heads of children, making this fizzy, exuberant entertainment a treat that is best shared by an adult with a penchant for screwball comedy. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A lighthearted twist on the traditional antagonism between cats and dogs takes place in an over-the-top upper-crust world. Read full book review >
SLEEPING CINDERELLA AND OTHER PRINCESS MIX-UPS by Stephanie Clarkson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"It's a promising concept but a pallid conclusion. (Picture book. 5-7)"
It rhymes. It has cute crossovers. It has doe-eyed princesses who are unhappy with their lots. 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 >
JUST A DUCK? by Carin Bramsen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Sweet, tender and delightful. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An innocent little duck wants to be a cat, just like his new feline friend. Read full book review >
A CASTLE FULL OF CATS by Ruth Sanderson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Charming, expressive and surprising. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Wouldn't anyone be happy with a castle full of cats? Read full book review >
OUTER SPACE BEDTIME RACE by Rob Sanders
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Stronger bedtime and alien books abound in the universe of children's literature. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A melding of fact and fiction strives to present a bedtime lesson on the solar system. Read full book review >
EVERYBODY SAYS SHALOM by Leslie Kimmelman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"The sites are well-chosen and terrifically multicultural. (They include a shuk and a Baha'i shrine.) Readers may like them even better if they ignore the fragmented rhymes on top of the pictures. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This introduction to Israel is a book that can be read out of order. 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 >