HOW TO RAISE A MOM by Jean Reagan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"Still, this may be just the ticket for harried moms who want to point out all they do for their kids and get a little help in return—sly fun in other words. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mothers finally get their due from Reagan and Wildish, who instruct readers on how to raise a happy and healthy mom. Read full book review >
I WILL LOVE YOU by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"Syrupy-sweet and not likely to strike a chord with young readers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A mother compares her love for her child to the delights of nature they share together. Read full book review >

MAMA'S KISSES by Kate McMullan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"A sweet bedtime tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In a rain forest, four animal mamas search for their rambunctious, not-at-all-tired babies so they can put them to bed. Read full book review >
DAD AND THE DINOSAUR by Gennifer Choldenko
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"Dads get it: being brave takes work…and a dinosaur. (Picture book. 5-8)"
With Dad on his side, a kid finds it easier to be brave. Read full book review >
SNAIL AND WORM AGAIN by Tina Kügler
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"Again! Again! (Picture book/early reader. 4-7)"
Three funny stories about two fast friends. Read full book review >

WE'RE ALL WONDERS by R.J.  Palacio
Released: March 28, 2017

"A feel-good volume lacking the wonder of Wonder. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Auggie, from the bestselling novel Wonder (2012), returns as a picture-book protagonist. Read full book review >
ABC GULLS by Beth Rand
by Beth Rand, illustrated by Beth Rand
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"Kids without a frame of reference will still get a kick out of these goofy gulls. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Take a seaside location, add a colony of gulls and the alphabet, and the result is a clever abecedary specific to Maine. Read full book review >
OLD TURTLE by Douglas Wood
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"Adults searching to explain the mysteries of life to patient children will find these three a reverent answer. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The third Old Turtle story is a companion to the previous two (Old Turtle, illustrated by Cheng-Khee Chee, 1992, and Old Turtle and the Broken Truth, illustrated by Jon J Muth, 2003) and focuses on defining the purpose of life. Read full book review >
PERCY, DOG OF DESTINY by Alison McGhee
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"Percy doesn't seem to have much of a destiny beyond chasing his favorite ball, but perhaps that is the point. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A black-and-white dog plays with his canine pals at a dog park, culminating in an encounter with a feisty, ball-stealing squirrel. Read full book review >
HAPPY DREAMER by Peter H. Reynolds
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"A sweet gift to praise spirited individuality, this choice encourages readers to dream big. Let those sparkles fly! (Picture book. 4-8)"
Displaying his distinctive voice and images, Reynolds celebrates the joys and challenges of being a creative spirit. Read full book review >
KEEP A POCKET IN YOUR POEM by J. Patrick Lewis
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"Clever. (Picture book/poetry. 5-8)"
A dozen classic poems, with Lewis' playful revisions on the opposite pages. Read full book review >
MUDDYMANIA! by Chris Barton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"Despite its emphasis on friendship, this muddied story with its awkward puns doesn't become greater than the sum of its parts. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A superhero truck? Just what the world needs! 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 >