PAINT by Jennifer Dance
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 7, 2015

"Next time, Dance should focus on a single agenda or, better yet, tell a single story. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
A paint horse spends her life with several different owners on the Great Plains of the late 1800s. Read full book review >
SCRIPTED by Maya Rock
Released: Feb. 5, 2015

"An effective, suspenseful dystopia for a wide audience. (Dystopian romance. 12-18)"
Not all is blissful on Bliss Island, where a whole community lives in a reality show dystopia decades after a world war. Read full book review >

THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND by William Kamkwamba
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 5, 2015

"Compelling and informative for a broad readership and a good addition to STEM collections. (map, prologue, photographs, epilogue, acknowledgments) (Memoir. 11-16)"
The author and his collaborator have condensed the original memoir of the same name, a story of an innovative and compassionate boy coming of age during an era of extreme hardship in Malawi. Read full book review >
BET YOUR LIFE by Jane Casey
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A perfectly serviceable potboiler. (Mystery. 12-16)"
Teen gumshoe Jess Tennant investigates the mysterious circumstances surrounding a local boy's "accident." Read full book review >
CHAOS THEORY by M. Evonne Dobson
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Overall, this series opener is below par. (Mystery. 14-18)"
In the midst of grief, one teen turns to solving a mysterious death. 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 >
THIS SIDE OF HOME by Renée Watson
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Here's hoping Watson's teen debut will be followed by many more. (Fiction. 12-16)"
The summer before Maya and Nikki's senior year of high school brings new challenges as their previously all-black neighborhood becomes attractive to other ethnic groups. 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 >
INVADED by Melissa Landers
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"The last few pages set up the inevitable sequel; if it is as entertaining as this tale, it can't come soon enough. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
Romance takes a back seat to suspense in this sequel to Alienated (2014).Read full book review >
GEEK GIRL by Holly Smale
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Choppy writing and stereotyped characters combine for a fluffy mess. (Chick lit. 12-16)"
A transformation comedy from a debut author who seems to be aiming to become the next Louise Rennison. 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 >
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"A fascinating, compelling story of a remarkably resilient woman who overcame poverty and racial prejudice to become an international celebrity. (source notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 13-18)"
An honest, revealing portrait of the famed entertainer and activist who was born into extreme poverty and became an international iconic star of the Jazz Age. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Gabrielle Zevin
March 3, 2015

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over—and see everything anew. “Zevin writes characters who grow and prosper,” our reviewer writes, “in a narrative that is sometimes sentimental, sometimes funny, sometimes true to life and always entertaining.” View video >