THE QUESTION OF MIRACLES by Elana K. Arnold
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A quiet, affecting journey rendered with keen insight. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Hoping for one particular miracle leads Iris to discover that life may be a series of them. Read full book review >
BEASTKEEPER by Cat Hellisen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A wild, unique fairy tale. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A girl untangles family curses that cause desertion and bitterness—and transformation into beasts. Read full book review >

VILLAIN KEEPER by Laurie McKay
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A promising new series gets off to a shaky start; here's hoping subsequent volumes smooth out the ride. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Determined to gain both his father's approval and the title of Elite Paladin, 12-year-old Prince Caden embarks on a quest to slay a dragon—and ends up in a different and very strange universe. Read full book review >
DINOSAUR BOY by Cory Putman Oakes
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"An entertaining barrel ride past sheaves of middle-grade themes from bullying to racial identity. (Science fiction. 10-12)"
Just getting to his seat in fifth grade becomes an ordeal for Sawyer after he develops the tail and back plates of a stegosaurus over the summer. Read full book review >
FETCH by Jorey Hurley
by Jorey Hurley, illustrated by Jorey Hurley
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Attractive and crisp. (Picture book. 3-5)"
At the beach, a dog's game of fetch becomes an exploration of the natural environment. Read full book review >

RED by Michael Hall
by Michael Hall, illustrated by Michael Hall
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Smartly designed and appealing, Red's story offers much for discussion and affirmation. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When a red-labeled crayon discovers he's actually blue, he finds joy, ebullience and acceptance. Read full book review >
NAPTIME WITH THEO AND BEAU by Jessica Shyba
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Though the book is likely to be a flash in the marketing pan, it's an attractive one. (Picture book. 1-7)"
Beau is a towheaded toddler who naps every day with his puppy, an attractive German shepherd-Shar-Pei mix. Read full book review >
DOUBLEBORN by Toby Forward
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Nevertheless, with its gorgeous language and thoughtful themes, this is a book to be savored rather than devoured. (Fantasy. 10-16)"
Mirrors and magic collide in this third volume of a lyrical fantasy quartet. Read full book review >
LEOPARDPOX! by Orna Landau
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Pair this with David Small's Imogene's Antlers (1985) for prime sick-day silliness. (Picture book. 3-8)"
An Israeli import puts a new spin on the sick-day theme—not to mention the Tiger Mother. Read full book review >
DRAGONS AT CRUMBLING CASTLE by Terry Pratchett
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Juvenilia from a genius, showing bright signs of future masterworks. (introduction) (Short stories. 10-12)"
Fourteen rollicking tales, most of which were written when the author was a teenager and published over 40 years ago in his local newspaper. Read full book review >
RED BUTTERFLY by A.L. Sonnichsen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"An adoption story that's rich in family complexities and that readers won't abandon. (author's note) (Verse/fiction. 8-12)"
Set against the backdrop of China's one-child policy, this emotional debut novel-in-verse reveals how one girl refuses to be left behind. Read full book review >
STINKY CECIL IN OPERATION POND RESCUE by Paige Braddock
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Bufo buffoonery for fans of the Holms' Squish series and like early graphics. (Graphic fantasy. 6-8)"
Stopping a highway project that threatens his pond is going to take more than Cecil the toad's ability to "toot." 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 >