CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"A warm portrait of a modern baseball icon. (statistics, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
Throughout his career Hall of Famer Pedro Martínez acknowledged his brother's encouragement as a major factor in his success. Read full book review >
CHLOE THE KITTEN by Lily Small
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"A light, gentle chapter book about helping others. (activities) (Fantasy. 5-8)"
In a magical land populated by fairy animals, a kitten helps a lost baby mouse. 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 >
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 >
MOONPENNY ISLAND by Tricia  Springstubb
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Poetic and poignant, Springstubb's tale of friendship, loss, hope and heartache is so fresh and honest it will resonate widely. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When one of an inseparable pair of friends is sent away, the other's life turns upside down. Read full book review >

NOBODY'S PERFECT by David Elliott
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Not the most fascinating or consistent storyline, but snazzy artwork spruces it up. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Nobody's perfect, and that's actually fine. Read full book review >
THE THREE MOUTHS OF LITTLE TOM DRUM by Nancy Willard
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Inventors and pie lovers will find this one delicious. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Little Tom Drum's love of strawberry pie leads to a lot more than he bargained for. Read full book review >
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 >
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 >
ONE WITCH AT A TIME by Stacy DeKeyser
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"A satisfying, stand-alone sequel that will certainly send readers back to read The Brixen Witch (2012). (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Magic beans, a boy brave enough to confer with witches and a girl strong enough to defy a tyrant are the ingredients for another original tale with familiar folklore roots. 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 >
HENRY HUBBLE'S BOOK OF TROUBLES by Andy Myer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"For readers who've exhausted the Wimpy Kid series, an acceptable follow-up. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Middle schooler Henry Harrison Hubble keeps an occasional "pretty personal" journal, but when it's stolen and pages are posted on social media, he has to take drastic action. 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 >