WOVEN by Michael Jensen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"A sure bet for high-fantasy fans. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
In a world where reality is created on looms and woven into complex tapestries, Nels' life dangles from a single vulnerable thread. Read full book review >
A FINE DESSERT by Emily Jenkins
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"There is no other word but delicious. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Blackberry fool is a fine dessert indeed, and people have been making it for centuries. 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 HONEST TRUTH by Dan Gemeinhart
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Writing with care to keep from too-explicit detail, Gemeinhart presents a rousingly riveting two-hanky read. (Fiction. 9-13)"
With only his faithful dog, Beau, for company, Mark, a boy with recurrent cancer, runs away from home to fulfil his dream of climbing Mount Rainier. Read full book review >

THE STOLEN MOON by Rachel Searles
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Star Trek for young fans of the genre, who'll be thrilled at the prospect of a sequel. (Science fiction. 9-14)"
He's found a home and located his history (though he still doesn't remember it), but Chase Garrety is far from safe in this sequel to The Lost Planet (2014).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 >
CONVERGENCE by Stan Lee
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"The prose may be too bare-bones for some readers, but the surprises are genuine, and the cliffhangers will bring people back for the next adventure. (Adventure. 8-12)"
In this series opener that marks Marvel comics legend Lee's debut for kids, 12 people—some heroes, some villains—receive superpowers based on the signs of the Chinese zodiac. The heroes, of course, are the youngest characters in the book. Read full book review >
THE SPIDER RING by Andrew Harwell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"A horror story for young readers that all but oozes spiders—a surefire template for success. (Fantasy/horror. 9-12)"
She's pretty sure that Grandma Esme is a little bit strange, but it's only after the woman dies and Maria gets her special spider-shaped ring that the truth gradually emerges. And that truth is crawling with spiders. 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 >