ALICE IN WONDERLAND by Lewis Carroll
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Pretty, though as condensations go, less Wonder-full than Robert Sabuda's pop-up Alice (2003) or the digital Alicewinks (2013). (Picture book. 5-8)"
A much-abridged version of the classic's first five chapters, dressed up with large and properly surreal illustrations. Read full book review >
THE BASEBALL PLAYER AND THE WALRUS by Ben Loory
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A bit treacly but wistful and charming. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A lonely baseball superstar finds a new friend and rethinks his priorities. Read full book review >

MY SECRET GUIDE TO PARIS by Lisa Schroeder
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Sweet but ultimately unsatisfying. (Fiction. 8-12)"
After the death of her beloved grandmother, a girl travels to Paris with her mother and finds solace and resolution. Read full book review >
MESMERIZED by Mara Rockliff
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Rockliff and Bruno's playful approach buoys solid science and history. (author's note, sources) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Ben Franklin's several years in France during the American Revolution included an occasion on which he consulted on a scientific matter for the French king. Read full book review >
I DON'T WANT TO BE A FROG by Dev Petty
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A lively look at self-acceptance. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A tiny frog desperately wishes to be any other animal. Read full book review >

HOME by Carson Ellis
by Carson Ellis, illustrated by Carson Ellis
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Visually accomplished but marred by stereotypical cultural depictions. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ellis, known for her illustrations for Colin Meloy's Wildwood series, here riffs on the concept of "home." Read full book review >
MONKEY AND DUCK QUACK UP! by Jennifer Hamburg
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"It may be a bit odd, but it is a solid choice for rhyming play. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Will Duck speak a rhyme by contest time? Read full book review >
JUST ITZY by Lana Krumwiede
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Spidery good fun with a can-do message. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This book that combines nursery rhymes and folk songs about spiders with a first-day-of-school story about not giving up offers a little something for everyone. Read full book review >
OTTO THE OWL WHO LOVED POETRY by Vern Kousky
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Simple and clearly told, with a wonderfully engaging protagonist. (Picture book/poetry. 6-9)"
A poetically inclined owl learns to accept his calling. Read full book review >
AFTER THE BELL RINGS by Carol Diggory Shields
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Smart and sassy poems and accessible illustrations combine for an engaging, humorous package. (Picture book/poetry. 6-10)"
Twenty-two light poems and accompanying illustrations explore what happens after school. Read full book review >
YETI AND THE BIRD by Nadia Shireen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Striking visuals that combine compelling use of shape, page design and color successfully carry this version of an oft-told story. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A picture book about an unexpected friendship. Read full book review >
HOW DO DINOSAURS STAY SAFE? by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Don'ts and Do's in a familiar formula go down easily for fans and will provide a good conversation starter for parents. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Officer Buckle had Gloria, his police canine, to help his audience see the value of his safety lessons; Yolen and Teague have their dinos. 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 >