THE CLUE IN THE PAPYRUS SCROLL by Dee Garretson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2017

"On go the Aldens from one exotic locale to the next, through experiences more exciting than dangerous. (cast gallery, afterword, bio of original author) (Adventure. 8-10)"
Mysteries thicken around the Alden children's mission to return a trove of stolen artifacts in this updated reboot of the classic series. Read full book review >
HOP UP! WRIGGLE OVER! by Elizabeth Honey
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 2, 2017

"A happy, lively story that celebrates the idea of family diversity even as it introduces readers to some of Australia's fauna. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A family composed of animals indigenous to Australia spends the day together. Read full book review >

SIMONE: THE BEST MONSTER EVER! by Rémy Simard
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2017

"Knee-slappers galore for fans of alimentary and other mildly transgressive gags. (Graphic fantasy. 6-8)"
She's blonde, she's pink, she's human—and so, as the "monster" living in sluglike Morris' closet, she's terrifying. Read full book review >
THE SKYDIVING BEAVERS by Susan Wood
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2017

"A true 'tail' with a happy ending. (beaver facts, source list) (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
An Idaho game warden invents an ingenious solution for a growing town's wildlife problem in this tale set in 1948 Idaho. Read full book review >
FRANKIE by Mary Sullivan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 4, 2017

"Two-legged pups with new sibs would likely have a similar experience. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A young new dog in the house gets a cold reception from the old one. Read full book review >

THE WORLD'S GREATEST DETECTIVE by Caroline Carlson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 16, 2017

"A whodunit that fails to intrigue. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Following the disappearance of his parents, 11-year-old Toby is passed from relative to relative before landing with his uncle Gabriel, a master detective. Read full book review >
THE MOON PLATOON by Jeramey Kraatz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 2, 2017

"A cosmic adventure that fails to attain escape velocity. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Two weeks spent at a luxury resort on the moon prove to be much more dangerous than a group of young people can imagine. Read full book review >
RECESS WARRIORS by Marcus Emerson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 11, 2017

"A welcome throwback to the way recess should be. (Graphic fiction. 7-11)"
Update that cootie shot: zombies have taken over the playground. Read full book review >
FREE AS A CLOUD by Bai Bing
by Bai Bing, illustrated by Yu Rong
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2017

"Perhaps 'Sweetie' would more aptly be named 'Bittersweet.' (Picture book. 2-7)"
A bird learns the value of freedom in this import from China via Australia. Read full book review >
TOAD ON THE ROAD by Stephen Shaskan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 16, 2017

"A catchy, cautionary tale. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Little toads should never play in the road! Read full book review >
ELECTRICITY IN YOUR LIFE by Bo-hyun Seo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2017

"Not quite the whole story, but a pleasant, tidy start. (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
A first look at what electricity does, where it comes from, and how to behave around it. Read full book review >
TUCKER GRIZZWELL'S WORST WEEK EVER by Bill Schorr
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 4, 2017

"For fans of the funny papers—and goodness knows, there are many. (Graphic fiction. 7-12)"
A middle school-age bear has a tough week. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 14, 2017

Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But in Kathleen Kent’s new novel The Dime, her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. “Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing,” our critic writes in a starred review. “Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman.” View video >