BEEP BEEP BEEP  TIME FOR SLEEP! by Claire Freedman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"Four-wheeled fun, if a little unbalanced. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The big trucks work hard all day, and at night they sleep, just like us. Read full book review >
PIG & GOOSE AND THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING by Rebecca Bond
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"Find Pig and Goose a place on the friendship shelf with the likes of Frog and Toad, Elephant and Piggie, and Houndsley and Catina. (Early reader. 5-8)"
An unlikely friendship between a portly pig and a graceful goose blooms in a springtime story infused with compassion and gentle humor. Read full book review >

THE JOURNEY HOME by Emma Levey
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"The metaphor will be transparent even to younger readers, and Hattie's unwavering love for her foster clan casts a warm glow over the entire episode. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Hattie the egg-barren hen has lovingly raised a large and diverse brood, and now it's time to let her adopted offspring "fly the nest." Read full book review >
HOLD YOUR TEMPER, TIGER! by Carol Roth
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"This might be more of a lesson to adults to examine word choices than a tool for children about anger management. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A picture book paints Tiger's temper literally, as a frowning little red ball of flame. Read full book review >
MAKE THE EARTH YOUR COMPANION by J. Patrick Lewis
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"Distinctive and occasionally elegant, this might encourage children to offer their own meditations on how the natural world informs ways to live. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A collection of poetic sentences invites listeners to observe, celebrate, and sometimes follow natural environments in specific ways. Read full book review >

SO HAPPY TOGETHER by Jutta Langreuter
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"In the end, family love wins out. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Siblings often disagree, even bunny brothers and sisters. Read full book review >
I'M NOT LITTLE! by Alison Inches
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"Rarely is a full-blown temper tantrum as much fun or as instructive to witness. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A scrappy underdog has a meltdown over a short lifetime of slights but learns quickly that there are worse things than being small. Read full book review >
THE ROAD HOME by Katie Cotton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"These nameless animals make the journey count. With gorgeous artwork and a striking, poetic approach, the bond of parent and child is successfully conveyed. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The struggle to survive and find a home in nature is told in verse. Read full book review >
TALES FOR THE PERFECT CHILD by Florence Parry Heide
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"While it's fun to imagine this as a manual that will pass clandestinely from child to child, the truth is that most kids know these techniques already. No harm, no foul—and no carrots. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Impeccable instructions for triumphing over grown-ups. Read full book review >
PRISCILLA GORILLA by Barbara Bottner
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"A precious and precocious primate parable sure to please. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Priscilla is not a gorilla, but she sure loves everything about them. Read full book review >
MY VALLEY by Claude Ponti
Kirkus Star
by Claude Ponti, illustrated by Claude Ponti, translated by Alyson Waters
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"Like Poochie-Blue, visitors to the valley will be in no hurry to leave. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A mix of comical vignettes and broad vistas illustrates an account of the lives and misadventures of a clan of tiny Twims. Read full book review >
RABBIT STEW by Wendy Wahman
Released: March 7, 2017

"A book that forgoes the basics of comprehension in pursuit of purposeful misdirection. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A tale of foxes and rabbit goes for a twist ending. 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 >