SHAKE A LEG, EGG! by Kurt Cyrus
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"For dawdlers everywhere. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A laggard gosling is encouraged to leave its shell and join its family. Read full book review >
I JUST WANT TO SAY GOOD NIGHT by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"If Black Lives Matter, they deserve more specificity than this. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A lushly illustrated picture book with a troubling message. Read full book review >

CHARLOTTE AND THE ROCK by Stephen W. Martin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"Amusing as well as subtly encouraging about the rewards for patience and working with what you've got. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The pet Charlotte Grey has long wished for and finally gets for her sixth birthday is not what she had in mind. Read full book review >
WALK WITH ME by Jairo Buitrago
Kirkus Star
by Jairo Buitrago, illustrated by Rafael Yockteng, translated by Elisa Amado
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"Emotionally resonant in the loveliest of ways. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A lion accompanies a child on a walk home during a day in the city in this wistful tale of parental absence. Read full book review >
THE ALPHABET THIEF by Bill Richardson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"While the larger format of the similarly themed Take Away the A, by Michaël Escoffier and Kris Di Giacomo (2014), is more suitable for group sharing, this sneaky romp will do well one-on-one. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In rhyming text, this nontraditional alphabet book playfully depicts a thief in the act of stealing the letters of the alphabet from A to Z. Read full book review >

SHORT STORIES FOR LITTLE MONSTERS by Marie-Louise Gay
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"Frivolity for surface amusement with a touch of poignancy for pondering. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Nineteen short stories explore some enormously funny ideas. Read full book review >
GO BIG OR GO GNOME! by Kirsten Mayer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"Mostly gnomerrific. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A smooth-faced gnome embraces being different. Read full book review >
BIG CAT, LITTLE CAT by Elisha Cooper
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"A hard book to read for anyone who has lost a feline family member but a heart-healing message all the same. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The circle of life in a cat-loving household. Read full book review >
BIRD, BALLOON, BEAR by Il Sung Na
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"As simple and soft as a hug—and as reassuring. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Bird's new in the forest, and as much as he'd like to befriend Bear, he never quite gets up the courage to say hello. Read full book review >
IF YOUR MONSTER WON'T GO TO BED by Denise Vega
Released: March 14, 2017

"A few moments shine, but all in all an overstuffed effort. (Picture book. 4-6)"
What with keeping the fridge stocked with slug mush and sour green milk, incidentals such as mud soap and fang paste seem downright ordinary—unlike the consequences of ignoring the emphatic "Don't"s populating this unorthodox DIY manual: "massive monster tantrums." Read full book review >
BROBARIANS by Lindsay Ward
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"Good and campy and a fine opportunity for vocabulary building. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two brothers, two great warriors—two brobarians!—engage in an epic backyard battle, until the "magic that ruled all" (aka mother) calls them in. Read full book review >
TREES by Lemniscates
by Lemniscates, illustrated by Lemniscates
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"This peaceful and attractive offering will encourage young children and their caregivers to take a new look at a part of the landscape often taken for granted. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Elegant illustrations and a subtle, heartwarming environmental message elevate this picture book above the plethora of more conventional nature books for young children. 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 >