CLICK, CLACK, PEEP! by Doreen Cronin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Nevertheless, the familiar high jinks of this parental Duck and his farmyard companions will provoke plenty of giggles. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Poor Farmer Brown has a new animal to contend with, and this one is disrupting the whole barn! Read full book review >
A LULLABY FOR LITTLE ONE by Dawn Casey
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Sure to satisfy toddlers and preschoolers, this father-child tale will warm many hearts. (Picture book. 2-5)"
"Down in the woods in the evening sun, / Big Daddy Rabbit said, ‘Come, Little One!' " So begins this tender book as a furry father and son make the most of the day's last light to play. Read full book review >

SMEK FOR PRESIDENT! by Adam Rex
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"This sequel shares the strengths of its predecessor: the loving friendship between Tip and J.Lo, the respect for the absurd, and the social consciences of the teen protagonist and her ET BFF. (Science fiction. 11-15)"
Gratuity "Tip" Tucci doesn't see why her mom won't let a 13-year-old who saved the world take an off-planet vacation.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 >

CHLOE THE KITTEN by Lily Small
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"A light, gentle chapter book about helping others. (activities) (Fantasy. 5-8)"
In a magical land populated by fairy animals, a kitten helps a lost baby mouse. Read full book review >
FINDING THE WORM by Mark Goldblatt
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Goldblatt's outstanding tale ponders a timeless, universal dilemma as a remarkable boy seeks to reconcile the heartbreak and uplift that punctuate his life. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Goldblatt's sequel to Twerp (2013) chronicles the momentous events of Julian's seventh-grade year.Read full book review >
SECOND BANANA by Keith Graves
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Take this off the shelf to share with primary-grade students who are navigating the ever changing landscape of friendship. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Under the big top, the show must go on, but the relationship between a spotlight-grabbing monkey and the amiable gorilla that assists him is ripe for a change. Read full book review >
HOP! HOP! by Leslie Patricelli
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"As bright and bold as the holiday it celebrates. (Board book. 1-2)"
An excited little one celebrates Easter. Read full book review >
BETTY BUNNY LOVES EASTER by Michael B. Kaplan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"This story's theme of self-reliance fails to adequately address keeping one's hand out of purses (and pockets) that belong to others. (Picture book. 3-6)"
That mischievous handful known as Betty Bunny is back for her fifth exploration of the boundaries of acceptable bunny behavior. 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 >
CUTIE PIE LOOKS FOR THE EASTER BUNNY by Nosy Crow
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"An upbeat, interactive offering sure to make an appearance in Easter baskets and storytimes come spring. (Board book. 1-3)"
In the latest Tiny Tabs offering, tots can pull and slide large tabs to help a chick named Cutie Pie as she searches high and low for the elusive Easter Bunny. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
September 1, 2015

Vanessa Diffenbaugh is the New York Timesbestselling author of The Language of Flowers; her new novel, We Never Asked for Wings, is about young love, hard choices, and hope against all odds. For 14 years, Letty Espinosa has worked three jobs around San Francisco to make ends meet while her mother raised her children—Alex, now 15, and Luna, six—in their tiny apartment on a forgotten spit of wetlands near the bay. But now Letty’s parents are returning to Mexico, and Letty must step up and become a mother for the first time in her life. “Diffenbaugh’s latest confirms her gift for creating shrewd, sympathetic charmers,” our reviewer writes. View video >