PRINCESS PISTACHIO by Marie-Louise Gay
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 2, 2015

"A playful and entertaining take on children's perennial questions surrounding ideas of personhood, family and community. (Early reader. 4-8)"
The arrival of a tiara in the mail is the tipping point in evidence for Pistachio Shoelace that she is really a princess—but no one seems to believe her. Read full book review >
THE BELL BETWEEN WORLDS by Ian Johnstone
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"Tailor-made for readers who prefer their coming-of-age fantasies thick, straightforward of plot, and unencumbered by complications or moral conundrums. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
A preteen with a hidden heritage runs from slavering Ghorhund and into the arms of his destiny when a huge bell that few can hear summons him to a parallel world. Read full book review >

JUNETEENTH FOR MAZIE by Floyd Cooper
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"A quiet and informative picture of belated emancipation. (afterword) (Picture book. 4-9)"
A father shares an important holiday with his daughter. Read full book review >
MY FAMILY ADVENTURE by Jacqueline Jules
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"In all, Sofia is a likable new protagonist to add to the lineup of chapter-book heroines. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Everyday stories reminiscent of Ramona in an early chapter book. Read full book review >
THE VOLUME OF POSSIBLE ENDINGS by Barbara Else
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"An entertaining romp, more comical than scary and with a poignant but hopeful close. (endpaper map) (Fantasy. 10-12)"
One child raised in secret and another assembled from mechanical and magical parts find themselves enmeshed in a deadly scheme to usurp the throne of Fontania in this high-spirited second sequel to The Traveling Restaurant (2012).Read full book review >

ONE PLASTIC BAG by Miranda Paul
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"Though Isatou Ceesay's country may be unfamiliar to young readers, they've probably done some handicraft recycling of their own. The easy connection makes this a welcome addition to the small shelf of examples of ingenuity in developing nations. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Distressed by the problem of plastic-bag disposal, a Gambian woman organizes her neighbors to turn trash into treasure. Read full book review >
SWING SISTERS by Karen Deans
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"An appealing and informative composition aimed at a younger audience than Marilyn Nelson and Jerry Pinkney's Sweethearts of Rhythm (2009). (author's note, selected bibliography) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
Women! Jazz! Integration! Read full book review >
ORIGINAL RECIPE by Jessica Young
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"Despite bumps, a promising-enough start. (Fiction. 7-9)"
The first in a series about craft-loving Finley Flowers and her best friend, Henry. Read full book review >
A PENGUIN NAMED PATIENCE by Suzanne Lewis
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"A satisfying animal survival story for the youngest set. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
A moving account of a colony of penguins at the Audubon Aquarium in New Orleans that survived after Hurricane Katrina due to a dedicated staff and a host aquarium. Read full book review >
A DOG'S BREAKFAST by Annie Graves
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"Young or reluctant readers seeking something very brief and a bit dark might enjoy one enough to try a second. (Horror. 7-10)"
"Graves" and her Nightmare Club have some stories to spook young readers. Read full book review >
NEW SHOES by Susan Lynn Meyer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"Highly recommended; both a revealing glimpse into one aspect of America's institutionalized racism and inspiration for kids to create their own change. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Meyer and Velasquez offer a tale that sets two young victims of discrimination on a path of resistance through entrepreneurship. Read full book review >
MISTER H by Daniel Nesquens
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"Mister H may be inscrutable, but once readers notice him, they will find him hard to forget. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
A hippopotamus escapes from a zoo in this fable from Spain. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jenny Han
July 6, 2015

In Jenny Han’s P.S. I Still Love You, Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once? In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of makes it so amazing. View video >