HARLEM RENAISSANCE PARTY by Faith Ringgold
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Black pride is strong in this homage. (Harlem Renaissance glossary, further reading) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Harlem Airlines flies a boy and his uncle back in time to a fanciful grand parade on Seventh Avenue, where they meet and greet a star-studded lineup of African-American luminaries. Read full book review >
A POEM IN YOUR POCKET by Margaret McNamara
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Gentle and subtle, this sensitive story teaches a lot about poetry, perfectionism, and the power of a teacher and a poet. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Mr. Tiffin is back, just in time for National Poetry Month at school. Read full book review >

BOOK OF THE DEAD by Michael Northrop
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Funny and smart, Alex and Ren are excellent companions for this fast-paced and scorpion-filled ride. (Adventure. 8-12)"
Scholastic launches its latest multiplatform series, this one steeped in ancient Egyptian magic. Read full book review >
THE INQUISITOR'S MARK by Dianne K. Salerni
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"An exciting blend of Arthurian legend and organized crime. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
As a Transitioner, 13-year-old Jax Aubrey is one of an elite group of people who enjoy an eighth day of the week. Read full book review >
MY NEW TEAM by Ryan Howard
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Well-intentioned but not quite a home run. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Rhino loves everything about the game of baseball except the bully on his team. Read full book review >

BIG BAD DETECTIVE AGENCY by Bruce Hale
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Funny and flip, like Saturday morning cartoons. (Fantasy/mystery. 6-9)"
Everyone knows the Big Bad Wolf is…well bad, right? Read full book review >
PRESIDENTIAL MISADVENTURES by Bob Raczka
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Lighthearted and entertaining, Raczka's irreverent quatrains show middle graders no figure is too lofty for some poetic play. (Informational poetry. 8-12)"
Presidential portraits in light verse. Read full book review >
GLAMOURPUSS by Sarah Weeks
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Sophisticated vocabulary and pop-culture references may well fly over the heads of children, making this fizzy, exuberant entertainment a treat that is best shared by an adult with a penchant for screwball comedy. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A lighthearted twist on the traditional antagonism between cats and dogs takes place in an over-the-top upper-crust world. Read full book review >
SLEEPING CINDERELLA AND OTHER PRINCESS MIX-UPS by Stephanie Clarkson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"It's a promising concept but a pallid conclusion. (Picture book. 5-7)"
It rhymes. It has cute crossovers. It has doe-eyed princesses who are unhappy with their lots. Read full book review >
FINDING SPRING by Carin Berger
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Exceptional, exhilarating artwork perfectly suited for a story about anticipation, discovery and joy. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Maurice, a little bear, can't wait to experience his first spring, so while Mama hibernates, he goes looking for it. Read full book review >
JUST A DUCK? by Carin Bramsen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Sweet, tender and delightful. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An innocent little duck wants to be a cat, just like his new feline friend. Read full book review >
A CASTLE FULL OF CATS by Ruth Sanderson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Charming, expressive and surprising. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Wouldn't anyone be happy with a castle full of cats? 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 >