ECHO ECHO by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"In all, though, a visual and interpretive feast bringing timeless tales to a young audience. (Picture book/poetry. 8-12)"
Poetic portraits of well-known figures from Greek mythology. Read full book review >
DANIEL FINDS A POEM by Micha Archer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"A vividly illustrated, inventively told opportunity for early readers to grasp the power of language to observe, entertain, and mystify. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Collage illustrations offer early readers an introduction to the beauty of poetry through the warmhearted relationships between a young boy and the friendly animals in his local park. Read full book review >

PILFER ACADEMY by Lauren Magaziner
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"A fun fantasy romp. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Hogwarts is a school for wizards. Pilfer Academy is a school for thieves. Read full book review >
PASSOVER by Monica Polak
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"Good supplementary material to increase the holiday's meaning and currency for older children. (glossary, index, references) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
An overview of the holiday of Passover is elaborated with personal narratives, the story's connection to the Holocaust, and various Seder customs practiced in several countries around the world. Read full book review >
BEFORE I LEAVE by Jessixa Bagley
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"A reassuring and needed addition to the bookshelf on moving. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Before her family moves, Zelda cherishes time with her best friend, Aaron. Read full book review >

YOU'RE INVITED TOO by Jen Malone
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"In this lively sequel, both fans and readers new to the story can enjoy the enterprising endeavors of these steadfast friends. (Fiction. 11-14)"
After successfully establishing their party-planning venture, (You're Invited, 2015) the four friends behind RSVP feel ready to handle their first wedding.Read full book review >
WHERE MY FEET GO by Birgitta Sif
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"Pleasingly reflective of familiar childhood inner and outer wanderings, this picture book encourages little readers' feet and minds to run on and on. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A little panda's feet, snug in yellow moon boots, turn everyday walks into extraordinary adventures. Read full book review >
SOMETIMES YOU WIN—SOMETIMES YOU LEARN by John C. Maxwell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"While Maxwell's advice about winning is pretty general, his message to turn failures into opportunities to learn is a good one; here's hoping kids hear it in Wendy and Wade's tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"Try your best"; "Winning isn't everything"; "There's no I in teamwork"; "Be a good sport"—these are not the lessons that Maxwell presents here. Instead, he lays out a loose framework for how to win and, when that fails, how to turn losses into learning experiences. Read full book review >
GO, LITTLE GREEN TRUCK! by Roni Schotter
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"A familiar trope with a subtle, ecological twist. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little green truck is the farm's best work truck, until he is replaced by a bigger and better model. Read full book review >
THE CIRCLE OF LIES by Crystal Velasquez
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"The book closes with events that will no doubt be the cornerstone of the plot of the next book; here's hoping that it will be believable. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
The second installment in the Hunters of Chaos series doesn't waste time getting started. Read full book review >
GET A HIT, MO! by David A. Adler
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"This second in the Mo Jackson series is a home run for the home team of early readers. (Early reader. 5-8)"
In this tale of overcoming odds, Mo Jackson, the youngest, smallest player on his Little League team, is excited about helping the Lions to a win. Will he be the hero? Or will he strike out? Read full book review >
NOW YOU SEE THEM, NOW YOU DON'T by David Harrison
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"An attractive, informative blend of science and the arts. (Informational picture book/poetry. 5-10)"
Nineteen different animals, placed in five animal categories, are represented first by artwork and poetry and finally by brief paragraphs and references for further reading. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Morgan Matson
July 25, 2016

The Unexpected Everything is a YA feel-good story of friendship, finding yourself, and all the joys in life that happen while you’re busy making other plans. Andie has a plan. And she always sticks to her plan. Future? A top-tier medical school. Dad? Avoid him as much as possible (which isn’t that hard considering he’s a Congressman and he’s never around). Friends? Palmer, Bri, and Toby—pretty much the most awesome people on the planet, who needs anyone else? Relationships? No one’s worth more than three weeks. So it’s no surprise that Andie’s got her summer all planned out too. Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer pre-med internship, and lands both she and Dad back in the same house together for the first time in years. Suddenly she’s doing things that aren’t Andie at all. “Romance fans will find plenty to enjoy, as Andie gradually lets down her guard and risks the messy and unpredictable wonder of first love,” our reviewer writes. “A novel best read on a lazy summer day with sand between the toes.” View video >