HOPPER'S DESTINY by Lisa Fiedler
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 17, 2015

"Mouse fantasy fans will cheer brave-hearted Hopper's latest adventure. (Animal fantasy. 8-12)"
In this sequel to Mouseheart (2014), warrior mouse Hopper finds himself on the streets of Brooklyn, where he discovers new allies for his efforts to bring peace to the rodents of the subway tunnels.Read full book review >
THE YEAR WE SAILED THE SUN by Theresa Nelson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 17, 2015

"Fans of historical fiction will find treasure here in a complex perspective that delivers both a satisfying arc and a desire to know more. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Spitfire Julia Delaney is orphaned when her father dies in the gang-ridden Kerry Patch, an Irish neighborhood in 1911 St. Louis. Read full book review >

IF YOU FIND THIS by Matthew Baker
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 17, 2015

" Lively, entertaining and satisfying. (Adventure. 9-12)"
Middle school misfit Nicholas embarks on a wild adventure involving long-lost family heirlooms. Read full book review >
HYPNOTIZE A TIGER by Calef Brown
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 17, 2015

"With verse and illustrations running the gamut from creative to kooky and occasionally gross, kids should devour this entertaining collection in one sitting. (Poetry. 6-12)"
More nonsense verse from inveterate punster/illustrator Brown. Read full book review >
FORK-TONGUE CHARMERS by Paul Durham
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 17, 2015

"Generally successful, this adventuresome second installment entertains and leaves dangling ends to set up the third. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
Book 2 in the middle-grade Luck Uglies trilogy (The Luck Uglies, 2014) continues the adventure in the fantasy world of the Shale. Read full book review >

USE YOUR WORDS, SOPHIE! by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 17, 2015

"Absolutely enchanting—a must-have for the new-sibling shelf. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Sophie, the spirited mouse toddler, is back—navigating sisterhood with mischief and delight. Read full book review >
IN MARY'S GARDEN by Carson Kügler
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 17, 2015

"A friendly chronicle of an offbeat artist. (author's note, photos) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
A portrait of Wisconsin folk artist Mary Nohl (1914-2001) and her sculptures. Read full book review >
THE GLORKIAN WARRIOR EATS ADVENTURE PIE by James Kochalka
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 17, 2015

"Kooky, bubble-gum fun. (Graphic science fiction/humor. 5-10)"
Silliness reigns supreme as the Glorkian Warrior finds himself on another goofy illustrated adventure that revolves around food and fart jokes. Read full book review >
NIGHT CIRCUS by Etienne Delessert
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 17, 2015

"Children who have not yet gained a sense of irony will particularly enjoy the seemingly random but carefully delineated juxtaposition of image and idea. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A modern master of surrealism presents an astonishing traveling circus. Read full book review >
SIDEWALK FLOWERS by JonArno Lawson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 17, 2015

"Bracketed by beautiful endpapers, this ode to everyday beauty sings sweetly. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A child in a red hoodie and a man on a cellphone navigate an urban landscape, the child picking flowers from cracks and crannies along the way. Read full book review >
SALSA by Jorge Argueta
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 17, 2015

"Ummm, a delicious companion to Argueta's Tamalitos (2013, illustrated by Domi), Guacamole (2012, illustrated by Margarita Sada) and his other poemas para cocinar. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Music, dancing and food unite in this giddy bilingual whirl. Read full book review >
WORK AND MORE WORK by Linda Little
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 17, 2015

"Stylized and idealized but with some potential as a discussion starter. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A young traveler discovers a world of wonders hidden in a seemingly ordinary word. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Frank Bruni
March 31, 2015

Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no. In Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni explains why, giving students and their parents a new perspective on this brutal, deeply flawed competition and a path out of the anxiety that it provokes. “Written in a lively style but carrying a wallop, this is a book that family and educators cannot afford to overlook as they try to navigate the treacherous waters of college admissions,” our reviewer writes. View video >