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 >
THE DARK WILD by Piers Torday
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 22, 2015

"Somber and urgent eco-fantasy, understated and tender. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
In a darkening city, with only a few human, animal and insect allies, Kester toils to avert corporate violence and an animal uprising. Read full book review >
WAITING FOR UNICORNS by Beth Hautala
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 22, 2015

"Written by an author to watch, this quiet story of loss and healing will appeal to thoughtful readers. (Fiction. 10-14)"
During a summer spent in the Artic, 12-year-old Talia McQuinn experiences the healing power of place and of stories. Read full book review >
THE EYE OF THE FALCON by Michelle Paver
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 22, 2015

"A lush and riveting journey. (Historical fantasy. 8-12)"
The epic Bronze Age adventure begun in Gods and Warriors (2012) continues in this third volume as two heroes must face terrible obstacles in their quest to find their loved ones. Read full book review >
STORY THIEVES by James Riley
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"A droll and clever opener likely to leave readers breathless both with laughter and anticipation. (Fantasy. 10-12)
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The fourth wall suffers major breaches as young characters from a popular fantasy series and the "real real world" join forces to battle threats in both. Read full book review >
SEARCHING FOR SUPER by Marion Jensen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"Like its predecessor, a satisfying, Incredibles-style mix of awesome exploits and common family issues. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Deprived of superpowers in the previous episode (Almost Super, 2014), can the Bailey and Johnson clans put aside their squabbles to tackle their common nemesis, the Joneses?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 >