RUBY REDFORT CATCH YOUR DEATH by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Not exactly a high-tension page-turner, but an entertaining escapade with an offbeat whiff. (multiple afterwords) (Mystery. 9-14)"
Teenage spy-in-training Ruby Redfort sniffs out something rotten in the town of Twinford in her third outing. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"A browser's delight, despite lowering the bar considerably for publishable poetry. (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
From Alexander the Great's steed Bucephalus to Dolly the sheep and the first Shamu, a gallery of animals that have played roles, large or small, in human history. Read full book review >

INVENTIONS THAT COULD HAVE CHANGED THE WORLD...BUT DIDN'T! by Joe Rhatigan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Casual browsers will come away mightily amused; would-be inventors will find here fresh inspiration, as well as encouragement to give their own wildest ideas a try. (resource list, subject and inventor indexes) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
From "Smell-O-Vision" to a motorized pogo stick and an edible smartphone case, this romp through Patent Office records is a hilarious tribute to misapplied ingenuity. Read full book review >
SMASHIE MCPERTER AND THE MYSTERY OF ROOM 11 by N. Griffin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"A singularly appealing group of kids populates this nifty mystery for readers ready for a challenge. (Mystery. 7-10)"
Smashie McPerter has made her distaste for Patches, Room 11's new class hamster, abundantly clear—so when he is stolen from his cage, she immediately becomes a prime suspect. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"A warm portrait of a modern baseball icon. (statistics, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
Throughout his career Hall of Famer Pedro Martínez acknowledged his brother's encouragement as a major factor in his success. Read full book review >

DOGS ARE PEOPLE, TOO by Dave Coverly
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"'The secret to life is TREATS!' intones a canine yogi. With that, at least, even diapered dog devotees will concur. (Cartoons. 10-13, adult)"
A large collection of dog-themed cartoons from the creator of the syndicated panel "Speed Bump," punctuated with snapshots and fond reminiscences of his own real pooches. Read full book review >
MOONPENNY ISLAND by Tricia  Springstubb
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Poetic and poignant, Springstubb's tale of friendship, loss, hope and heartache is so fresh and honest it will resonate widely. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When one of an inseparable pair of friends is sent away, the other's life turns upside down. Read full book review >
THE THREE MOUTHS OF LITTLE TOM DRUM by Nancy Willard
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Inventors and pie lovers will find this one delicious. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Little Tom Drum's love of strawberry pie leads to a lot more than he bargained for. Read full book review >
COLONIAL MADNESS by Jo Whittemore
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"The history goes down easy, with lots of laughs. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Tori and her mom must live in the past in order to win a desperately needed inheritance. Read full book review >
PAPER THINGS by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"A thoughtful and moving exploration of homelessness. (Fiction. 10-14)"
There is no safety net for Ari. Read full book review >
ONE WITCH AT A TIME by Stacy DeKeyser
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"A satisfying, stand-alone sequel that will certainly send readers back to read The Brixen Witch (2012). (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Magic beans, a boy brave enough to confer with witches and a girl strong enough to defy a tyrant are the ingredients for another original tale with familiar folklore roots. Read full book review >
THE COTTAGE IN THE WOODS by Katherine Coville
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"An ambitious but awkward mashup of nursery-tale whimsy, Gothic tropes and modern didactic moralism. (Fantasy. 10-16)"
Jane Eyre meets the Three Bears. 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 >