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 >
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 >
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 >