DECORATED HORSES by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Even readers mad for all things horse won't give this more than a quick graze before galloping off to richer pastures. (index, bibliography, websites) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Bright colors and ornate furbelows flash in this survey of horsey fashion through the ages. Read full book review >
THE CROWN AFFAIR by Jeanie Franz Ransom
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Genuinely clever. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Noir whodunit in the land of Mother Goose. Read full book review >

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 >
MY FIRST BOOK OF FUNNY ANIMALS by National Wildlife Federation
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"As exciting as a standard wildlife documentary, so individual interest will vary. (Board book. 2-4)"
Amusing captions adorn pictures of silly-looking animals. 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 >
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 >