GOOD MORNING, GRUMPLE by Victoria Allenby
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 22, 2017

"While the relationship between parent and child is a lovely, loving one, this book doesn't do much that isn't being done elsewhere. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The grumple of the title is a small, white-furred animal with a bushy black tail and ears, dressed in pajamas. Read full book review >
WHY DO FAMILIES CHANGE? by Jillian Roberts
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 21, 2017

"A useful resource for a common issue. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
A simple Q-and-A introduction to a difficult topic. Read full book review >

I AM (NOT) SCARED by Anna Kang
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 21, 2017

"A deft foray into facing fears and overcoming them—told with both understanding and humor. (Picture book. 3-6)"
What can scare two bears? Read full book review >
GREEN PANTS by Kenneth Kraegel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 21, 2017

"This quirky kid and his loving family will instantly endear themselves to readers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little boy has a big decision to make when asked to be in his cousin's wedding. Read full book review >
WE ARE THE DINOSAURS by Laurie Berkner
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 21, 2017

"In a market teeming with terrible reptiles, this book earns itself a big di-NO. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Here be dinosaurs. Read full book review >

TIDY by Emily Gravett
Kirkus Star
by Emily Gravett, illustrated by Emily Gravett
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 21, 2017

"Alarming, timely, gorgeous, and open-ended, allowing readers the time to think for themselves. (Picture book. 4-8)"
How tidy can a forest become and remain a forest? Read full book review >
NOT WHAT IT SEEMS by Paula Vásquez
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 21, 2017

"Ultimately the book's concept is too thin and unlikely to sustain interest beyond one reading. (Picture book. 2-4)"
As the title indicates, nothing is what it seems in this Chilean import. Read full book review >
CAPTAIN PUG by Laura James
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 21, 2017

"Just the ticket for children transitioning to chapters. (Fiction. 5-9)"
Pug and Lady Miranda have a seafaring adventure…in a manner of speaking. Read full book review >
I DON'T DRAW, I COLOR! by Adam Lehrhaupt
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 21, 2017

"Nothing new—and more discouraging than most, to boot. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A small child colors instead of drawing. Read full book review >
TURTLE TUG TO THE RESCUE by Michael Slack
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 21, 2017

"A role model for all, levelheaded Turtle Tug keeps his cool even in times of danger. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The third installment of Slack's wildly inventive animal/rescue-vehicle hybrids (Monkey Truck, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >
WHO WANTS TO BE A PRINCESS? by Bridget Heos
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 21, 2017

"An unconvincing attempt to contrast fantasy with historical reality. (author's note, bibliography) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Text and Disney-esque artwork contrast the "typical" fairy-tale princess's way of life and that of a real (though fictional) princess in medieval Europe. Read full book review >
THE CATAWAMPUS CAT by Jason Carter Eaton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 21, 2017

"A pleasing reminder that finding a new point of view can create positive change. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A sideways-leaning cat strolls into town and sparks a revolution in perspective. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Laini Taylor
March 27, 2017

In bestselling YA writer Laini Taylor’s new fantasy novel, Strange the Dreamer, the dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever. What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving? “Lovers of intricate worldbuilding and feverish romance will find this enthralling,” our critic writes. View video >