RISE OF THE UNDEAD REDHEAD by Meghan Dougherty
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 1, 2014

"While roller-derby tales are virtually nonexistent, this average effort has little to propel it past other athlete-focused tales. (Fiction. 9-12)"
New in town after her mother's virtual abandonment, Dorothy immediately runs into trouble with her middle school's popular girls, especially the angry and unhappy Alex. Read full book review >
COPPER MAGIC by Julia Mary Gibson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 1, 2014

"Fresh, subtle, daring: well done indeed. (Historical fiction. 9-13)"
An impressive debut that's both historical fiction and enchanted realism. Read full book review >

PUMPKIN TIME! by Erzsi Deàk
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 1, 2014

"Other, stronger picture books on this theme abound. (recipes, pumpkin facts) (Picture book. 2-4)"
A celebration of gardening and the harvest doesn't quite deliver a full-grown story. Read full book review >
LEND A HAND by John Frank
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 1, 2014

"At once familiar and slightly out of the box, these giving scenes gently suggest that even the smallest acts can inspire and achieve great ends. (Picture book/poetry. 5-10)"
Frank and Ladd join forces to present common opportunities for children to help others. Read full book review >
TREASURE HUNTER'S HANDBOOK by Liza Gardner Walsh
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 1, 2014

"Let the treasure hunting begin! (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
There is treasure all around, and Walsh gives pointers on how to find it. Read full book review >

STICKY FINGERS by Sophie Maletsky
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 1, 2014

"Chock full of appealing ideas, with a thorough table of contents, index, and a colorful, illustrated layout, to boot. (Nonfiction. 9-16)"
Clear directions for nifty-looking duct-tape crafts abound in this guide, featuring items that can be made for school and home, to wear and to carry tablets, phones and even lunch. Read full book review >
LITTLE MELBA AND HER BIG TROMBONE by Katheryn Russell-Brown
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 1, 2014

"Readers will agree that 'Melba Doretta Liston was something special.' (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bewitched by the rhythms of jazz all around her in Depression-era Kansas City, little Melba Doretta Liston longs to make music in this fictional account of a little-known jazz great. Read full book review >
The Bubble Kids by N. Chowdhry
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 1, 2014

"A well-balanced and often powerful story recommended for younger teens and history buffs."
A debut YA novel about life in Pakistan during and soon after the events of 9/11.The story is told through the eyes of several Pakistani boys who live either in the increasingly desperate rural areas of the country or in the larger, more secure, urban areas. Read full book review >
PICCADILLY AND THE FAIRY POLKA by Lisa Anne Novelline
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 1, 2014

"A warm, vibrant read. It would be wonderful to hear more from Piccadilly and her family."
What do fairies like to eat? Follow the charming Piccadilly to the fairy ring and find out. Read full book review >
Lucy Lick-Me-Not and the Day Eaters by Claudine Carmel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 1, 2014

"A charming, wildly imaginative introduction to a brave new girl."
In this fanciful picture book, a birthday disappears and a little girl must get it back. Read full book review >
FIRESIDE TALES FOR YOUNG AND OLD by Gunilla Caulfield
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 30, 2014

"These stories' engaging blend of reality and fantasy moves the action along while giving young readers a taste of Swedish folklore."
Adventures with a goblin teach a young Swedish boy about Christmas magic, loyalty and family in this collection of connected stories. Read full book review >
STEWIE BOOMSTEIN STARTS SCHOOL by Christine Bronstein
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 30, 2014

"Practical advice for parents and an entertainingly helpful get-ready book for kids starting school."
In Bronstein's illustrated debut children's book, a boy becomes upset when he first starts school because he doesn't know what's going to happen next. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Pierce Brown
author of GOLDEN SON
February 17, 2015

With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and Game of Thrones, Pierce Brown’s genre-defying Red Rising hit the ground running. The sequel, Golden Son, continues the saga of Darrow, a rebel battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom. As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrow’s kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds—and their only path to liberation is revolution. “Stirring—and archetypal—stuff,” our reviewer writes. View video >