LITTLE RED'S RIDING 'HOOD by Peter Stein
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Vehicle-crazed children will surely love their favorite tales better with a little grease and lots of burning rubber. (Fractured fairy tale. 3-6)"
A revved-up and souped-up version of the classic tale for vehicle lovers. Read full book review >
MISSION: NEW BABY by Susan Hood
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"It's amusing, but it doesn't accomplish the ongoing mission: #weneeddiversefamilybooks. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A melding of quasi-military and spy jargon delivers a tongue-in-cheek instruction manual for new big brothers and sisters. Read full book review >

REX FINDS AN EGG! EGG! EGG! by Steven Weinberg
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Young dinosaur fans will like this solo debut for Weinberg a bunch, bunch, bunch. (Picture book. 5-7)"
An exploding volcano, an unseen cliff, flying predators and other hazards challenge a dimwitted young T. Rex with a precious burden and a monosyllabic vocabulary. Read full book review >
THE PIRATE WHO'S AFRAID OF EVERYTHING by Annabeth Bondor-Stone
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"While the premise is initially hard to accept given its pure ridiculousness, fans of Captain Underpants and the Wimpy Kid may find Shivers more hilarious than overwrought. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Get ready for a breathlessly paced pirate adventure starring Shivers, who is terrified of just about everything. Read full book review >
WISH GIRL by Nikki  Loftin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A moving, mesmerizing story of wishing, listening and hope for discerning readers. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A sensitive boy with a troubled past and an artistic girl whose cache of wishes has almost expired find solace and friendship in a magical valley. Read full book review >

THE SECRET CIPHER by Whitaker Ringwald
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Suspense, humor and sparkling narrative voices combine to deliver an engaging adventure. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Book 2 in the middle-grade Secret Box mystery series (The Secret Box, 2014).Read full book review >
THE THING ABOUT SPRING by Daniel Kirk
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"Although the underlying idea is that resistance to change is normal—and acceptance of change is healthy—an easier sell would have been an animal who dreaded the cold and dark of winter. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Rabbit is apprehensive about winter turning to spring, and his friends Mouse, Bird and Bear help convince him that spring is equally wonderful. Read full book review >
WOLFIE THE BUNNY by Ame Dyckman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"Add to the growing collection of sibling stories, adoptive and otherwise, that delight and instruct. (artist's note, author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
A tongue-in-cheek tale of a wolf in Bunny clothing. Read full book review >
QUEEN OF THE DIAMOND by Emily Arnold McCully
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"Readers will root for Lizzie all the way. (author's note, sources) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
A very determined girl in turn-of-the-20th-century Rhode Island decides that she will play baseball. Read full book review >
THE BABY SWAP by Jan Ormerod
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"A fine title to add, not swap, to the new-baby shelf. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Inspired by her mother's shopping trip to exchange a hat, Caroline Crocodile tries to swap her baby brother, only to discover that he's just right, after all. Read full book review >
MARS EVACUEES by Sophia McDougall
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"The strange pacing sometimes makes the book feel unbalanced, but the action sequences are worth the wait. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
In a future in which alien intervention has drastically reversed global warming, British schoolgirl Alice Dare discovers that, instead of beginning a new semester at Muckling Abbot School for Girls, she's been drafted into basic training on Mars, fighting the enemies of the human race. Read full book review >
TIARA SAURUS REX by Brianna Caplan Sayres
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"Though well-intentioned, ultimately this book has about as much depth as your average beauty pageant. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Gently rhyming text recounts one dinosaur's dream of sweeping away her beauty-pageant competition. 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 >