JESSICA'S BOX by Peter Carnavas
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"The message is clear: Just be yourself, and friends will come. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little girl who is new to school uses a cardboard box to make friends. Read full book review >
ANIMAL HOMES by Maxine Davenport
Released: March 1, 2015

"A useful, sturdy conversation starter between caregivers and children. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
Sweet pastel colors and cheery images across five double-page spreads introduce various animal habitats to young children. Read full book review >

TOAD WEATHER by Sandra Markle
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"A fine addition to the sense-of-wonder shelf. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
At the end of a walk in the rain on a gloomy March evening, Ally and her grandmother find the surprise Mama promised: a street full of migrating toads that need their help. Read full book review >
SPECTACULAR SPOTS by Susan Stockdale
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"Despite a blotch or two, a spot-on animal gallery for budding naturalists. (Informational picture book. 2-6)"
In this companion to the animal gallery in Stripes of All Types (2013), Stockdale focuses her spotlight.Read full book review >
LIZZIE AND THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL by Trinka Hakes Noble
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"Many may get the wrong impression about summer school from this offering, but here's hoping Lizzie's joy in school is infectious. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A girl's love for school is more than evident in this latest from Noble. Read full book review >

DIGGER AND DAISY GO TO THE CITY  by Judy Young
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"If taken to heart, a beginning reader with lasting impact. (Early reader. 4-6)"
In their fourth sibling adventure, Digger and Daisy are as fresh and curious as when readers first encountered them (Digger and Daisy Go to the Zoo, 2013); at this pace, there'll be no issues about ever having to grow up.Read full book review >
BEARS DON'T READ! by Emma Chichester Clark
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"A combination of farce and fun, this will tickle pre-readers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
George the bear is bored. Read full book review >
STANLEY THE FARMER by William Bee
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"Steady and bright, this will appeal to toddlers looking for comfort, not thrills. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A cartoonlike hamster named Stanley and two other small mammals demonstrate the steps used to plant, maintain and harvest wheat at a typical commercial farm. Read full book review >
RODEO RED by Maripat Perkins
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"Giddy-up, big sisters! (Picture book. 3-6)"
Old West lingo gives voice to the old story of sibling rivalry sparked by a new baby. Read full book review >
THE BUS RIDE by Marianne Dubuc
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"Good for imagination and travel, this merry bus ride has glimmers of 'Little Red Riding Hood' but is entirely itself. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Clara (named only on the book jacket) narrates her own story of the first time she goes to Grandma's house on the bus by herself. Read full book review >
P. ZONKA LAYS AN EGG by Julie Paschkis
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"Charming, unusual and sure to induce smiles. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-7)"
Hen P. Zonka annoys the other chickens in the yard: Instead of laying eggs, she spends her time carefully observing, and marveling at, the natural world around her. Read full book review >
HOW TO SPY ON A SHARK by Lori Haskins Houran
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"The dichotomy between the adult tasks and the simply worded rhyming text makes this one to skip. (Informational picture book. 4-6)"
Houran invites readers along as a group of marine biologists tracks and follows a juvenile mako shark. 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 >