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 >
EDGAR WANTS TO BE ALONE by Jean-François Dumont
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 9, 2015

"Best shared with preschoolers just learning irony. (Picture book. 6-8)"
An ill-tempered rat's efforts to shake off a supposed stalker ultimately take a biting, satiric twist. Literally. Read full book review >
PAINT by Jennifer Dance
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 7, 2015

"Next time, Dance should focus on a single agenda or, better yet, tell a single story. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
A paint horse spends her life with several different owners on the Great Plains of the late 1800s. Read full book review >

SMICK by Doreen Cronin
by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Juana Medina
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 5, 2015

"Less is definitely more in this fetching, fun-filled mix of dog, chick and stick, guaranteed to tickle all. (Picture book. 2-8)"
A dog named Smick encounters a stick and Chick, with high-action results. Read full book review >
THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND by William Kamkwamba
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 5, 2015

"Compelling and informative for a broad readership and a good addition to STEM collections. (map, prologue, photographs, epilogue, acknowledgments) (Memoir. 11-16)"
The author and his collaborator have condensed the original memoir of the same name, a story of an innovative and compassionate boy coming of age during an era of extreme hardship in Malawi. Read full book review >
FISH IN A TREE by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 5, 2015

"Fans of R.J. Palacio's Wonder (2012) will appreciate this feel-good story of friendship and unconventional smarts. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Hunt draws a portrait of dyslexia and getting along. Read full book review >
READY RABBIT GETS READY! by Brenna Maloney
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 5, 2015

"Kids might want to make stuffed rabbit toys of their own after meeting this beguiling bunny. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this quirky story illustrated with photographs, a stuffed toy named Ready Rabbit invents wildly imaginative activities to delay getting ready for school. Read full book review >
CLOVER'S LUCK by Kallie George
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Clover's sweet story is a good next step for lovers of the Magic Tree House. (Fantasy. 6-10)"
Clover might have a lucky name, but she is sure that she's the unluckiest girl ever. Read full book review >
MASTERMINDS by Gordon Korman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A fresh premise, good pacing, surprising twists and engaging characters all combine to make this a series worth following. (Adventure. 8-12)"
With no unemployment, no homelessness and no crime, Serenity, New Mexico, is the perfect town. Or is it? Read full book review >
STEALING THE GAME by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A deft, understated sports thriller with a solid moral compass. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Abdul-Jabbar and Obstfeld (Sasquatch in the Paint, 2013) team up for another exploration of the intersection of sports and life conduct.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 >