HOW TO DRAW WITH YOUR FUNNY BONE by Elwood H. Smith
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 3, 2015

"Smith's pictures are always good for a hoot, though tyros will get a truer start from Ed Emberley's classic manuals. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Sage instruction for would-be cartoonists from a veteran, self-billed "Trained Professional Artist." Read full book review >
IF YOU PLANT A SEED by Kadir Nelson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 3, 2015

"Though the message is as old as time, its delivery here is fresh and sweet as August corn. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Nelson spins a gardening metaphor about kindness. Read full book review >

BUNNIES by Laura Ellen Anderson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 3, 2015

"Cheery and colorful, though not extraordinary. (Board book. 1-3)"
A cluster of bunnies plays the day away. Read full book review >
RED by Jan De Kinder
by Jan De Kinder, illustrated by Jan De Kinder, translated by Laura Watkinson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 9, 2015

"Moral trumps story here. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A girl moves from instigator to bystander to hero in this anti-bullying picture book originally published in Belgium. Read full book review >
TRAGEDY AT THE TRIANGLE by Mary Kate Doman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 9, 2015

"A roughly stitched-up alternative to Deborah Hopkinson's more developed and informative hybrid, Hear My Sorrow (2004). (index) (Historical fiction. 10-13)"
A large section of period photos complements a partly fictional account of the 1911 New York City fire that killed 146 factory workers. Read full book review >

TALKIN' GUITAR by Robbin Gourley
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 10, 2015

"Aspects of visual discontinuity detract from this otherwise sensitive treatment of a celebrated guitarist's early inspirations. (biographical note, bibliography, list of websites) (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
This affectionate portrait of guitar great Arthel "Doc" Watson focuses on his formative musical influences during his Appalachian childhood. Read full book review >
BLUE BIRDS by Caroline Starr Rose
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 10, 2015

"Fans of Karen Hesse and the author's May B. (2012) will delight in this offering. (author's note) (Historical fiction/verse. 10-13)"
Rose's novel in verse explores the mystery of the Lost Colony. Read full book review >
GREAT BALL OF LIGHT by Evan Kuhlman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 10, 2015

"Eerie and hopeful: family tragedy and reconciliation wrapped in a zombie encounter. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
When a lightning strike near the dead maple tree seems to produce a ball of lightning, Fiona and her twin are certain something extraordinary is at hand. Read full book review >
TRICKY VIC by Greg Pizzoli
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 10, 2015

"An appealingly colorful, deadpan account of a remarkably audacious and creative criminal. (glossary, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
Geisel winner Pizzoli turns from early readers to biography with this story of a consummate 20th-century con man. Read full book review >
EDMUND UNRAVELS by Andrew Kolb
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 10, 2015

"This long extended metaphor filled with laugh-worthy wordplay will comfort children and parents alike. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Edmund, a ball of teal yarn, explores the world but returns to his family. Read full book review >
I SEE A PATTERN HERE by Bruce Goldstone
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 10, 2015

"A solid resource for both introducing and reinforcing patterns. (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
Goldstone tackles slides, turns, flips and folds in his latest, a look at patterning. Read full book review >
I, FLY by Bridget Heos
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 10, 2015

"A breezy bucketful of buggy braggadocio, with tasty nuggets of well-digested natural history stirred in. (glossary, bibliography) (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
Why study boring old butterflies in school when there's a far buzzier insect on tap? A charismatic housefly eloquently states his kind's case. 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 >