THE SPIRIT OF THE SEA by Rebecca Hainnu
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"A fresh, if not quite as seamless, alternative to Robert D. and Daniel San Souci's Song of Sedna (1981). (Picture book/folk tale. 7-9)"
A popular Inuit cautionary legend, featuring a haughty young woman and a gruesome climactic twist. 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 >
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 >
A DAY IN CANADA by Per-Henrik Gürth
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"Simple details and animal characters will attract the youngest lapsitters, who may want to try some of the activities depicted, even if they can't do them in the specific Canadian environs described. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Gürth adds to his series of books about Canada with this look at time. Read full book review >
JANINE. by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"An optimistic but nevertheless real solution to a common school problem. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A slightly new twist on the kid-getting-bullied story. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Gabrielle Zevin
March 3, 2015

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over—and see everything anew. “Zevin writes characters who grow and prosper,” our reviewer writes, “in a narrative that is sometimes sentimental, sometimes funny, sometimes true to life and always entertaining.” View video >