DANCE OF THE BANISHED by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"An eye-opening exposé of historical outrages committed in two countries, with intriguing glimpses of a minority group that is not well-known in the Americas. (afterword) (Historical fiction. 11-14)"
World War I separates a betrothed Anatolian couple—leaving one to witness the Armenian genocide and sending the other to a prison camp…in Canada. Read full book review >
A DAY IN CANADA by Per-Henrik Gürth
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"Simple details and animal characters will attract the youngest lapsitters, who may want to try some of the activities depicted, even if they can't do them in the specific Canadian environs described. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Gürth adds to his series of books about Canada with this look at time. Read full book review >

RANDOM BODY PARTS by Leslie Bulion
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"Better suited to poetry classrooms than science labs. (Poetry. 9-12)"
Poetry + anatomy and physiology = an unusual combination. Read full book review >
THIS STRANGE WILDERNESS by Nancy Plain
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"A superb introduction to the life and times of a great American artist and naturalist. (appendix, glossary, source notes, bibliography, illustration credits, index) (Biography. 9-14)"
John James Audubon's 1838 masterpiece, The Birds of America, "marked the beginning of modern ornithology," and this volume dramatizes the life and times of the man who devoted his life to creating it.Read full book review >
FARM by Jonathan Litton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"A cheery, interactive offering that serves tots well by bringing a selection of interesting sensations right to their eager little fingertips. (Board book. 1-3)"
This rhyming, tactile title introduces little ones to life on a farm. Read full book review >

THE ITSY BITSY SPIDER AND FRIENDS by Samantha Meredith
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"Any small irritations will not bother the intended audience—very young children who need a sturdy collection of nursery rhymes that can be handled and read again and again. (Board book. 2-4)"
A first introduction to some of the best-known nursery rhymes, some shortened to fit the format. Read full book review >
EMERGENCY RESCUE by Annette Rusling
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"Nonfiction for wee ones that is equal parts entertaining and educational. (Board book. 2-5)"
This large, chunky nonfiction offering presents basic information about rescue vehicles accompanied by realistic images and a siren sound. Read full book review >
PLEASE by Patricia Hegarty
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"Though a lack of clarity and coherence in Please sabotages the intended lesson, at least Thank You is a solid choice for teaching toddlers to express gratitude. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
This board book featuring a finger puppet focuses on teaching tots to say "please." Read full book review >
A TALE OF TWO BEASTS by Fiona Roberton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"Totally delightful. (Picture book. 3-7)"
What really happened in the woods?Read full book review >
IS IT PASSOVER YET? by Chris Barash
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"A joyful and inviting prelude to the weeklong celebration and observance. (Picture book/religion. 3-5)"
Spring's arrival ushers in budding trees, chirping birds, and the sprucing up of house and home that lets Jewish children know the holiday of Passover is almost upon them. Read full book review >
BATHTIME by Courtney Dicmas
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"Perfectly sweet. (Board book. 6-12 mos.)"
Animals and their youngsters enjoy a squeaky-clean time. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"A 'rad' alternative to less-inclusive albums, such as Cynthia Chin-Lee, Megan Halsey and Sean Addy's Amelia to Zora (2005). (websites) (Collective biography. 11-14)"
Rousing tributes to 26 women who didn't keep their heads or voices down. 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 >