FOREST OF WONDERS by Linda Sue Park
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"With its engaging hero, talking animals, arcane magic, moral issues, and unresolved plot, this first of a proposed trilogy promises more exciting forest wonders. (map) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
After discovering a vine with powerful properties in the protected Forest of Wonders, 12-year-old Raffa journeys to Obsidia's capital, where he uncovers a sinister government plan to use botanicals to endanger and enslave animals. Read full book review >
THE BOLDS by Julian Clary
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"Wildly original and very funny. (Animal fantasy. 8-12)"
Meet the Bolds: Fred, Amelia, and their children, Bobby and Betty; as nice a suburban family of hyenas posing as humans as one could ask for, they should rehabilitate the scavenger's tattered, post-Lion King reputation among the younger set.Read full book review >

ON A SLIPPERY SLOPE by Melody Fitzpatrick
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"Although straight commercial fiction, this lightly amusing first-person tale delivers a smoothly entertaining ride ending with a deft setup of the final book in the series. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Having just moved to Maine, 13-year-old Hannah Smart gets herself into big trouble when she lies, telling her new classmates that she's an ace skier and snowboarder. Read full book review >
BALLERINA GETS READY by Allegra Kent
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"A magical mystery tour for ballet lovers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It is a busy day for a ballerina. Read full book review >
THE FINTASTIC FISHSITTER by Mo O'Hara
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"This fish tale falls flat. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Fishsitting a zombie is hard enough…a vampire kitten can make it nigh impossible. Read full book review >

BEN SAYS GOODBYE by Sarah Ellis
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"Any young child who has experienced the loss of a close friend will find this story resonant. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Little Ben's best friend, Peter, is moving away, and Ben is heartbroken. Read full book review >
CALLING ALL CARS by Sue Fliess
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"All in all, it's an infinite loop of automotive joys interwoven with a rather charming narrative. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Automobiles galore in this ode to the particular set of pleasures and miseries that occur in a world full of cars. Read full book review >
HOME RUN by Tim Green
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"Solid series fare. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Josh struggles at home and at the plate in this fourth installment of the Baseball Great series. Read full book review >
HOOT AND PEEP by Lita Judge
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"Not all readers will be convinced by the two birds' swift rapprochement, but little sisters everywhere will be pleased by Hoot's about-face, as will iconoclasts of all stripes (or feathers). (Picture book. 3-6)"
An older brother learns a lesson about creativity and communication from his younger sister in this picture book set around Notre Dame de Paris. Read full book review >
LOST AND FOUND by Obert Skye
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"Another suspenseful romp for kids who like dark humor. (Adventure. 9-14)"
The Snicket-ian dark comedy continues in Volume 2 of this series about a brother and sister trapped in the awful Witherwood Reform School. Read full book review >
LI'L RIP HAYWIRE ADVENTURES by Dan Thompson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"Saturday-morning-cartoon high jinks—and that's about it. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-12)"
This soldier of fortune's worst nightmare: Pink PowderPuff Summer Camp for Girls! Read full book review >
SHALOM EVERYBODEEE! by Tilda Balsley
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2016

"Dedicated viewers of the show will be thrilled with the book. Other readers might enjoy it more with Grover around to act it out. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The best way to experience this book is to find someone who does a really good Grover impression for a read-aloud. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nancy Isenberg
author of WHITE TRASH
July 19, 2016

Poor Americans have existed from the time of the earliest British colonial settlement. They were alternately known as “waste people,” “offals,” “rubbish,” “lazy lubbers,” and “crackers.” By the 1850s, the downtrodden included so-called “clay eaters” and “sandhillers,” known for prematurely aged children distinguished by their yellowish skin, ragged clothing, and listless minds. Surveying political rhetoric and policy, popular literature and scientific theories over 400 years, in White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America, Nancy Isenberg upends assumptions about America’s supposedly class-free society––where liberty and hard work were meant to ensure real social mobility. Poor whites were central to the rise of the Republican Party in the early nineteenth century, and the Civil War itself was fought over class issues nearly as much as it was fought over slavery. “A riveting thesis supported by staggering research,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >