DASH by Kirby Larson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"This emotionally satisfying and thought-provoking book will have readers pulling for Mitsi and Dash. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Eleven-year-old Mitsi Kashino and her family are forced to move to a Japanese internment camp following the attack on Pearl Harbor. Read full book review >
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST by H. Chuku Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"This lovely reimagining of an old tale affirms the browning of American's contemporary young readership. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A brown-skinned Beauty—what a refreshing change! Read full book review >

NINE OPEN ARMS by Benny Lindelauf
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2014

"A challenging and entirely unique Dutch import. (translator's note, character list, slang word list, map, contents) (Fiction. 11-14)"
At the end of an isolated road outside a small village in Holland in 1937, Fing and her eccentric family find themselves in a strange house that gives up its secrets reluctantly and with far-reaching consequences. Read full book review >
AT HOME IN HER TOMB by Christine Liu-Perkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"Move over King Tut. Lady Dai is in the house. (historical note, author's note, glossary, selected bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Debut author Liu-Perkins' infectious curiosity shines in this exploration of a Han dynasty burial chamber excavated in 1972. Read full book review >
THE IRIDESCENCE OF BIRDS by Patricia MacLachlan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Glorious. (biographical note, artist's note, further reading) (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
If indeed the "child is father to the man," Newbery medalist MacLachlan's poetic, careful and concentrated text captures the essence of Matisse's childhood experiences and draws powerful parallels with his later life and work. Read full book review >

FLY AWAY by Patricia MacLachlan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"A story that never cloys, succeeding on all levels. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Filled with little moments of quiet wisdom and gentle humor, Newbery winner MacLachlan's story about family love soars. Read full book review >
ROLLER DERBY RIVALS by Sue Macy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Positively riveting. (author's note, timeline, sources, further reading) (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
As they did in Basketball Belles (2011), Macy and Collins offer a superb social study through a sports lens. Read full book review >
BREATHE by Scott Magoon
Kirkus Star
by Scott Magoon, illustrated by Scott Magoon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Richly composed and sweetly appealing—just right for baby storytimes as well as one-to-one sharing. (Picture book. 6 mos.-3)"
A very young white whale swims into the wider world of the arctic seas, celebrating first adventures of the very young. Read full book review >