MISSION TITANIC by Jude Watson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"More of the same. (Adventure. 10-12)"
A mysterious Outcast threatens to usurp Ian Kabra's place as the head of the world's most powerful family. Read full book review >
STEP INTO THE SPOTLIGHT by Heather Alexander
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"The lure of the big top will bring sparkle-loving girls back to see how Marlo's life with the circus progresses. (Fiction. 6-8)"
When Marlo's mom gets a job with the circus in this chapter-book series opener, the 8-year-old's life changes for the sparklier. Read full book review >

ECHO by Pam Muñoz Ryan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A grand narrative that examines the power of music to inspire beauty in a world overrun with fear and intolerance, it's worth every moment of readers' time. (Historical fiction. 9-14)"
A multilayered novel set in turbulent times explores music's healing power. Read full book review >
NEON ALIENS ATE MY HOMEWORK by Nick Cannon
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A collection well-suited to young boys of color as well as all young fans of hip-hop culture, who often long for family-friendly content. (Poetry. 7-10)"
What if Shel Silverstein grew up on hip-hop? Read full book review >
THE BASEBALL PLAYER AND THE WALRUS by Ben Loory
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A bit treacly but wistful and charming. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A lonely baseball superstar finds a new friend and rethinks his priorities. Read full book review >

POOKIE POP PLAYS HIDE-AND-SEEK by Nosy Crow
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A happy book that should stand up to substantial toddler abuse. (Board book. 1-3)"
The familiar game played with sturdy pull tabs. Read full book review >
MY SECRET GUIDE TO PARIS by Lisa Schroeder
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Sweet but ultimately unsatisfying. (Fiction. 8-12)"
After the death of her beloved grandmother, a girl travels to Paris with her mother and finds solace and resolution. Read full book review >
SOON by Timothy Knapman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A mother-child journey readers will want to share again, soon. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A long journey to a mountaintop with his mother results in more than an expansive view for young pachyderm Raju. Read full book review >
MAKENA'S SHADOW by Monica K.K. Lee
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Not perfect, but a worthwhile glimpse into a colorful culture.
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In this coming-of-age story, Lee (Fricken Kids, 2013) tackles grief, teenage dissatisfaction, familial drama, and culture shock.Read full book review >
Wrong Side of the Grave by Bryna Butler
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 21, 2015

"Butler revives the moribund with her fresh take on aliens, vampires, and the undead."
An alien who feeds on vampires is stumped when the recently dead in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, are apparently no longer dead in Butler's (Book of the Lost, 2013, etc.) YA supernatural thriller. Read full book review >
Freddy Fumple and the Mindmonsters by Vegard Svingen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 20, 2015

"This fanciful children's book succeeds despite the author's uneven writing style."
In Svingen's debut middle-grade novel, 10-year-old Freddy Fumple journeys to a fantastical land called The InBetween where he must help vanquish a horde of destructive creatures called mindmonsters. Read full book review >
Teeth Fairies by Ingrid Bencosme
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 20, 2015

"Sure to win over young fairy lovers about to lose their first teeth."
Tired of tooth brushing battles? Try tempting your early grade schooler with this debut picture book and plush setin the tradition of Elf on the Shelf.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 >