LITTLE MAN by Elizabeth Mann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"Exceptional. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A tale of finding a place to belong with a specific setting but universal appeal. Read full book review >
LET'S GET CRACKING! by Cyndi Marko
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"'Ham and eggs!'—you don't want to miss this! (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 5-7)"
Can Kung Pow Chicken and Egg Drop beat the bad guys and be home in time for dinner? Read full book review >

RAIN REIGN by Ann M. Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"There is no fluff here, just sophisticated, emotionally honest storytelling. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A story about honorable living in the autistic-narrator genre that sets the bar high. Read full book review >
MIGRANT by José Manuel Mateo
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"Breathtaking. (author and illustrator notes) (Picture book. 6-12)"
A family's arduous journey from a farm in Mexico to a crowded dwelling in Los Angeles unfolds, literally, as a ribbon is untied and accordion-style pages open to reveal one continuous, aesthetically astonishing scene. Read full book review >
WHEN AUNT MATTIE GOT HER WINGS by Petra Mathers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Lucid and insightful, Mathers presents death and grief as natural processes with compassion and great care. (Picture book. 3-7)
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Lottie the hen must say goodbye to her beloved aunt Mattie in this gentle story about loss, grief and friendship. Read full book review >

DAPPLED ANNIE AND THE TIGRISH by Mary McCallum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Both cinematic and pleasingly literary, this will keep readers entranced. (Fantasy. 7-11)"
In this exceptional debut novel for middle graders, Annie's quest to retrieve a blown-away birds' nest becomes more magical, dangerous and urgent than she ever anticipated. Read full book review >
SHOE DOG by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"Totally ebullient. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An irrepressible dog can't resist falling into the same type of mischief over and over again, until something surprising changes his pattern. Read full book review >
GREENGLASS HOUSE by Kate Milford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"An abundantly diverting mystery seasoned with mild fantasy and just a little steampunk. (Mystery/fantasy. 10-14)"
When his parents' hotel fills up with a variety of unexpected guests just days before Christmas, Milo is caught up in mysterious goings-on. Read full book review >