BEDTIME AT BESSIE AND LIL'S by Julie Sternberg
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"A sweet spin on the bedtime book that many households will probably find familiar. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Big-sister bunnies Bessie and Lil come perilously close to waking the baby bunny as their mother tries to get everyone to bed. Read full book review >
YOU CAN DO IT, BERT! by Ole Könnecke
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"A winning example of less is more. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Can Bert do it? Can he take the plunge off the branch and launch himself into the yonder? Read full book review >

THE DINOSAURS ARE HAVING A PARTY! by Gareth P. Jones
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"Though the concept has plenty of promise, this is one title that deserves a quick extinction from your shelves. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A slapdash dino tale guaranteed to please some and infuriate others. Read full book review >
THE MOON DRAGONS by Dyan Sheldon
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"This original fairy tale succeeds as a fable, if not quite so well as a story. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When a selfish, self-important king hears a story from a traveler about ancient, singing dragons and is told they may not all be gone, the king announces that he must have one. Read full book review >
ELEPHANTS CAN'T JUMP! by Jeanne Willis
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"Elephant may fail spectacularly, but this is a success story through and through. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The old adage that if you dream it, you can do it gets (rightfully) turned on its head in this sweet concoction. Read full book review >

BIG STAR OTTO by Bill Slavin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"For devotees of Asterix and perhaps Tintin, but not for everyone. (Graphic fantasy. 8-12)"
Otto's in Hollywood, but he doesn't care about stardom; he wants his best friend, Georgie. Read full book review >
YOU'RE IN TROUBLE by Caroline Adderson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"Another highly entertaining and enthusiastic outing in a series that's perfect for readers new to chapter books and as a captivating read-aloud. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Jasper John Dooley is being pretty Bad, but he's not entirely to blame. Read full book review >
WHEN THE WIND BLOWS by Linda Booth Sweeney
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 25, 2015

"Gale-force gusts of invigorating artwork and imagery will leave readers breathless in windswept wonder. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Whipping, wild wind calls a grandmother and her grandson out-of-doors into the frenzied, fantastic fray with a kite and giddy grins. Read full book review >
NEON ALIENS ATE MY HOMEWORK by Nick Cannon
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A collection well-suited to young boys of color as well as all young fans of hip-hop culture, who often long for family-friendly content. (Poetry. 7-10)"
What if Shel Silverstein grew up on hip-hop? Read full book review >
STEP INTO THE SPOTLIGHT by Heather Alexander
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"The lure of the big top will bring sparkle-loving girls back to see how Marlo's life with the circus progresses. (Fiction. 6-8)"
When Marlo's mom gets a job with the circus in this chapter-book series opener, the 8-year-old's life changes for the sparklier. Read full book review >
ROBERT CROWTHER'S POP-UP DINOSAUR ABC by Robert Crowther
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"From Allosaurus to Zuniceratops, a mix of familiar standbys and new or rare finds with bite-sized facts for confirmed dinomanes. (Informational pop-up book. 6-8)"
Twenty-six dinos rear up, unfold or slide into view in a pop-up prehistoric procession. Read full book review >
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 >
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 >