GLAMOROUS GARBAGE by Barbara Johansen Newman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"The story is likely to spark ideas for kids longing for room overhauls of their own. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Can collecting other people's castoffs really help Bobbie transform her cluttered room, or will it just makes things messier? Read full book review >
HOW TO SPY ON A SHARK by Lori Haskins Houran
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"The dichotomy between the adult tasks and the simply worded rhyming text makes this one to skip. (Informational picture book. 4-6)"
Houran invites readers along as a group of marine biologists tracks and follows a juvenile mako shark. Read full book review >

DIGGER AND DAISY GO TO THE CITY  by Judy Young
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"If taken to heart, a beginning reader with lasting impact. (Early reader. 4-6)"
In their fourth sibling adventure, Digger and Daisy are as fresh and curious as when readers first encountered them (Digger and Daisy Go to the Zoo, 2013); at this pace, there'll be no issues about ever having to grow up.Read full book review >
LIZZIE AND THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL by Trinka Hakes Noble
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"Many may get the wrong impression about summer school from this offering, but here's hoping Lizzie's joy in school is infectious. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A girl's love for school is more than evident in this latest from Noble. Read full book review >
BABY PARTY by Rebecca O'Connell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"Light but sweet. (Picture book. 1-3)"
A party of rosy-cheeked, bigheaded, ethnically diverse babies encourages baby readers to clap and identify shapes. Read full book review >

P. ZONKA LAYS AN EGG by Julie Paschkis
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"Charming, unusual and sure to induce smiles. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-7)"
Hen P. Zonka annoys the other chickens in the yard: Instead of laying eggs, she spends her time carefully observing, and marveling at, the natural world around her. Read full book review >
RODEO RED by Maripat Perkins
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"Giddy-up, big sisters! (Picture book. 3-6)"
Old West lingo gives voice to the old story of sibling rivalry sparked by a new baby. Read full book review >
HICCUPOTAMUS by Steve Smallman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"Though there's not much to the story, the energetic wordplay coupled with cheery images makes this an easy crowd-pleaser. (Picture book. 3-7)"
By a bubbling creek in the jungle, Mouse squeaks out a musical beat. Who else wants to join in? Read full book review >
SPECTACULAR SPOTS by Susan Stockdale
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"Despite a blotch or two, a spot-on animal gallery for budding naturalists. (Informational picture book. 2-6)"
In this companion to the animal gallery in Stripes of All Types (2013), Stockdale focuses her spotlight.Read full book review >
LITTLE PUPPY LOST by Holly Webb
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"Pleasant and heartwarming but with somewhat sluggish illustrations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A picture book about a lost puppy's adventure, ultimately finding friends and home. Read full book review >
I WILL FIGHT MONSTERS FOR YOU by Santi Balmes
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"Dream or no, Martina's monster story makes for lovely storytelling. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young girl learns to fight her nighttime fears by conquering a mirror world of monsters—and a little pink monster learns to do the same. Read full book review >
SUN ABOVE AND BLOOMS BELOW by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"Not a strong choice for either springtime explorations or opposites, though teachers may reach for this in preparation for a farm field trip. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The team of Chernesky and Swan rounds out the four seasons with this look at springtime opposites (Cheers for a Dozen Ears, 2014, etc.). Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sara Paretsky
author of BRUSH BACK
July 28, 2015

No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help in Brush Back, the latest thriller from bestselling author Sara Paretsky. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full 25 years for her daughter’s murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. “Paretsky, who plots more conscientiously than anyone else in the field, digs deep, then deeper, into past and present until all is revealed,” our reviewer writes. View video >