WHEN I GROW UP by Paula Vásquez
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 21, 2017

"Love makes a family, but this may not be the best book to demonstrate this truism. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A duckling wants to be just like his porcine parents when he grows up. Read full book review >
MARLO by Christopher Browne
Released: March 21, 2017

"With a deft minimalism recalling Charles Schultz or Mo Willems, Browne creates a character to care about, whether excavating at home or when plunged into the pleasures and perils of the wider world. Dripping with delight. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A pit bull transforms a simple bath into an underwater epic in Browne's picture-book debut. Read full book review >

THE QUEEN OF THE FROGS by Davide Cali
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 20, 2017

"A lovely but garbled fable. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Pond life: an interrupted idyll. Read full book review >
BILL BOWERBIRD AND THE UNBEARABLE BEAK-ACHE by Tyler Clark Burke
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 15, 2017

"Skip. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bill Bowerbird, normally a happy fellow, awakens one morning with a terrible pain in his beak. Read full book review >
THE HUNT by Margaux Othats
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 15, 2017

"A simple story with a powerful anti-violence message. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A small child creates a stone sculpture despite the repeated efforts of hunters to destroy it. Read full book review >

ME TALL, YOU SMALL by Lilli  L'Arronge
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 15, 2017

"This book delights on many levels as it affirms the importance of young children's close relationships. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Readers tall and small will recognize themselves between the pages of this book. Read full book review >
OUT OF SCHOOL AND INTO NATURE by Suzanne Slade
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 15, 2017

"An inspirational must-read for budding scientists and those who teach them. (notes, bibliography) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Slade and Lanan bring the biography of scientist Anna Comstock to young readers. Read full book review >
YOU ARE THREE by Sara O'Leary
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 15, 2017

"Three cheers for 3: hip-hip hooray! (Picture book. 2-4)"
O'Leary and Klassen's third installment in their picture-book series about early childhood ages and stages is every bit as delightful as its predecessors, You Are One and You Are Two (both 2016). Read full book review >
BIRDS MAKE NESTS by Michael Garland
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 15, 2017

"Eggs-actly right for a nature-themed storytime. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
To keep their chicks and eggs safe, different bird species make different nests. Read full book review >
NOODLEHEADS SEE THE FUTURE by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 15, 2017

"Two delightfully dense heroes bring folk tales into the 21st century, and young readers are all the richer for it. (Graphic early reader. 5-9)"
Two thickheaded macaroni noodles prove the old adage: a fool and his firewood are soon parted. Read full book review >
TRANSPORTATION by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 15, 2017

"Gibbons turns this into a Richard Scarry imitation, lacking an entertaining (or even very informational) text to accompany the many labeled vehicles; confirmed transportation enthusiasts will quickly lose interest. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
A stalwart in nonfiction gives a basic introduction to the topic. Read full book review >
WHY DID THE FARMER CROSS THE ROAD? by Brooke Herter James
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 15, 2017

"Middle-of-the-road farm fare. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Turns out he was following more than just the chickens…. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Brad Parks
author of SAY NOTHING
March 7, 2017

In Brad Parks’ new thriller Say Nothing, judge Scott Sampson doesn’t brag about having a perfect life, but the evidence is clear: a prestigious job. A beloved family. On an ordinary Wednesday afternoon, he is about to pick up his six-year-old twins to go swimming when his wife, Alison, texts him that she’ll get the kids from school instead. It’s not until she gets home later that Scott realizes she doesn’t have the children. And she never sent the text. Then the phone rings, and every parent’s most chilling nightmare begins. A man has stolen Sam and Emma. For Scott and Alison, the kidnapper’s call is only the beginning of a twisting, gut-churning ordeal of blackmail, deceit, and terror; a high-profile trial like none the judge or his wife has ever experienced. Their marriage falters. Suspicions and long-buried jealousies rise to the surface. Fractures appear. Lies are told. “The nerve-shredding never lets up for a minute as Parks picks you up by the scruff of the neck, shakes you vigorously, and repeats over and over again till a climax so harrowing that you’ll be shaking with gratitude that it’s finally over,” our critic writes in a starred review. View video >