THIS IS A MOOSE by Richard T. Morris
Released: May 6, 2014

"A humorous—make that hysterical—homage to movies and big dreams. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Moose is steadfastly determined to achieve stardom amid the stars. Read full book review >
BIRDCATDOG by Lee Nordling
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Stylish and inventive and an excellent examination of point of view. (Graphic adventure. 4-8)"
A serene suburban tableau cleverly describes the separate, exciting adventures of a bird, a cat and a dog, each the hero of its own story. Read full book review >

THE TURTLE OF OMAN by Naomi Shihab Nye
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"A warm and humorous peek at the profound and mundane details of moving from one country to another—a perfect pick for kids on the move. (Fiction. 8-12)"
An enthusiastic boy from Oman has serious misgivings about temporarily moving from his homeland to Michigan. Read full book review >
THE BOUNDLESS by Kenneth Oppel
Released: April 22, 2014

"Canadian railway history, fantasy, a flutter of romance—and a thoughtful examination of social injustice—collide in this entertaining swashbuckler from the author of Printz Honor-winning Airborn (2005). (Historical fantasy. 9-14)"
William Everett is proud of his rags-to-riches father, manager of the Canadian Pacific Railway, but he wants to forge his own destiny. Read full book review >
Released: March 11, 2014

"A very fine working of story, information, art and culture. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Published first in French in 2011, Perrin's elegant construction looks at children and young people around the globe eastward from the Greenwich meridian. Read full book review >

THE RED PENCIL by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"A soulful story that captures the magic of possibility, even in difficult times. (author's note, illustrator's note, glossary) (Verse fiction. 8-12)"
A 12-year-old Sudanese girl struggles for survival after a janjaweed attack on her town forces her family to seek safety in an overcrowded refugee camp. Read full book review >
WEST OF THE MOON by Margi Preus
Released: April 1, 2014

"Norwegian history, fiction and folklore intertwine seamlessly in this lively, fantastical adventure and moving coming-of-age story. (glossary, bibliography) (Historical fiction. 11-14)"
Thirteen-year-old Astri is a goat girl, but she's no Heidi; she's a sharp, stone-hard girl who hasn't yet found the goodness inside herself. Read full book review >
GUS & ME by Keith Richards
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A beautiful example of artistic bookmaking, a story of family love and lore, and the magic of music personified in a way that's utterly accessible to children—and their dazzled parents. (biographical note, photographs) (Picture book. 4-10)"
What makes music the heart and center of a life? In this case, it is a grandfather who lives in a house full of "instruments and cake." Read full book review >