HOP UP! WRIGGLE OVER! by Elizabeth Honey
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 2, 2017

"A happy, lively story that celebrates the idea of family diversity even as it introduces readers to some of Australia's fauna. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A family composed of animals indigenous to Australia spends the day together. Read full book review >
FRANKIE by Mary Sullivan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 4, 2017

"Two-legged pups with new sibs would likely have a similar experience. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A young new dog in the house gets a cold reception from the old one. Read full book review >

MUDDLE & MO'S WORM SURPRISE by Nikki Slade Robinson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2017

"Welcome back, Muddle and Mo. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Continuing the story of the unlikely pair introduced in Muddle & Mo (2017), Slade draws readers' attention to what is often the most important topic in children's books: food. Read full book review >
FREE AS A CLOUD by Bai Bing
by Bai Bing, illustrated by Yu Rong
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2017

"Perhaps 'Sweetie' would more aptly be named 'Bittersweet.' (Picture book. 2-7)"
A bird learns the value of freedom in this import from China via Australia. Read full book review >
TOAD ON THE ROAD by Stephen Shaskan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 16, 2017

"A catchy, cautionary tale. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Little toads should never play in the road! Read full book review >

ELECTRICITY IN YOUR LIFE by Bo-hyun Seo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2017

"Not quite the whole story, but a pleasant, tidy start. (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
A first look at what electricity does, where it comes from, and how to behave around it. Read full book review >
ON DUCK POND by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 11, 2017

"Another fine entry for a 'sense of wonder' collection. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The splash and chatter of a raft of ducks temporarily disrupts the peace of a wildlife-filled pond. Read full book review >
WHERE DO JET PLANES SLEEP AT NIGHT? by Brianna Caplan Sayres
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 16, 2017

"Combining a quiet, nocturnal story with the ever popular subject of flying machines, this is a nifty bedtime book for budding aviators. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Jet planes, helicopters, hot air balloons, blimps—these are just some of the anthropomorphized flying machines that need to bed down at night. Read full book review >
T. VEG by Smriti Prasadam-Halls
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 2, 2017

"'Because they know it's true… / The best thing in the world is being happy being you!' (Picture book. 4-8)"
Reg loves to munch the veg—unfortunately he's a T. Rex. Read full book review >
THE CHILDREN'S GARDEN by Carole Lexa Schaefer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 2, 2017

"This charming look at a cooperative project outdoors in fresh air and sunshine captures the appeal of gardening and may inspire children to plant some seeds of their own. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-7)"
A multiethnic group of five children plants and cares for their own neighborhood garden in a city setting. Read full book review >
GOLDFISH GHOST by Lemony Snicket
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 2, 2017

"A lovely, untrammeled look at a pet's afterlife. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The ghost of a pet goldfish searches for a new home in this newest picture book from Snicket. Read full book review >
GREEN GREEN by Marie Lamba
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 9, 2017

"The intricacies of the vibrant artwork dazzle, helping to lift the weak storyline. (Picture book. 3-7)"
As a community garden springs up between concrete blocks and asphalt slabs, the literal urban jungle's praises are sung with each scene of burgeoning life. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 20, 2017

Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But in Kathleen Kent’s new novel The Dime, her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. “Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing,” our critic writes in a starred review. “Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman.” View video >