WHEN GOD MADE YOU by Matthew Paul Turner
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Still, books that connect individuality, being beloved of God, and using one's God-given talents are few and far between, and with some adult support, this can help fill that gap. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Turner and Catrow celebrate the divine in each person. Read full book review >
TODAY I FEEL... by Madalena Moniz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Kids are not likely to get the relationships between feelings and representations on their own, but adults may find ways to use the book to draw out their emotions. (Alphabet book. 5-8)"
An alphabet book about feelings. Read full book review >

PENGUIN DAY by Nic Bishop
by Nic Bishop, photographed by Nic Bishop
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"The family dynamic may seem familiar to many young readers and listeners—and the regurgitation bit should stimulate some lively audience response. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
Close-up color photos invite viewers to join a family of rockhopper penguins on its daily round. Read full book review >
YOU CAN READ by Helaine Becker
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"As a representative of the 'reading is awesome' genre, this offers a fairly witty alternative to the often drearily earnest run of the mill. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This book's title and cover, on which two kids tote heaps of books, will have librarians, teachers, and book mavens immediately reaching for it. Read full book review >
BOB AND JOSS GET LOST! by Peter McCleery
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"This clever home-away-home arc with a 'go with the flow' twist has the added bonus of motivating readers' engagement. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Two friends rent a sailboat, get lost, become shipwrecked, and end up on a (seemingly) deserted beach. Read full book review >

WE LOVE YOU, ROSIE! by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A cozy, Rosie read. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Two black children, who could be seen as fraternal twins, lavish love on their dachshund, Rosie. Read full book review >
HATS OFF TO YOU! by Karen Beaumont
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Beaumont and Pham have proven once again that childhood fun romps across all societal biases with aplomb. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The shoe-obsessed foursome of Shoe-la-la! (2011) is back, but this time millinery extravagance is the rage. Read full book review >
A CAT NAMED SWAN by Holly Hobbie
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A luminous, heartwarming story of one kitten's transformative journey. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Barely surviving in the city, an abandoned kitten finds the perfect home. Read full book review >
LITTLE FOX IN THE FOREST by Stephanie Graegin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A wordless picture book that makes a great read. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A small child, a fox, and the deep forest: not a grim tale at all but rather a magical journey culminating in an act of mutual kindness. Read full book review >
THIS HOUSE, ONCE by Deborah Freedman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Tender, comforting, and complex. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-8)"
Softly, poetically, an unseen narrator explores a house and what it is made of. Read full book review >
LIFE ON MARS by Jon Agee
Kirkus Star
by Jon Agee, illustrated by Jon Agee
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Bursting with quiet wit and gorgeous Martian vistas. Simply masterful. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Is there life on Mars? Read full book review >
BECOMING BACH by Tom Leonard
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"An imaginative look at what sparked a musical genius.(Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Johann Sebastian Bach's early years come to life in a delightful salute to the 17th-century German composer. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Yoojin Grace Wuertz
February 27, 2017

In Yoojin Grace Wuertz’s debut novel Everything Belongs to Us, the setting is Seoul in 1978. At South Korea’s top university, the nation’s best and brightest compete to join the professional elite of an authoritarian regime. Success could lead to a life of rarefied privilege and wealth; failure means being left irrevocably behind. For childhood friends Jisun and Namin, the stakes couldn’t be more different. Jisun, the daughter of a powerful business mogul, grew up on a mountainside estate with lush gardens and a dedicated chauffeur. Namin’s parents run a tented food cart from dawn to curfew; her sister works in a shoe factory. Now Jisun wants as little to do with her father’s world as possible, abandoning her schoolwork in favor of the underground activist movement, while Namin studies tirelessly in the service of one goal: to launch herself and her family out of poverty. But everything changes when Jisun and Namin meet an ambitious, charming student named Sunam, whose need to please his family has led him to a prestigious club: the Circle. Under the influence of his mentor, Juno, a manipulative social climber, Sunam becomes entangled with both women, as they all make choices that will change their lives forever. “Engrossing,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “Wuertz is an important new voice in American fiction.” View video >