EVERYTHING'S CHANGED by Julie Sternberg
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"An urban story that explores the universal themes of integrity, trust, and respect in relationships. (Fiction. 8-11)"
A 10-year-old girl copes with a family move as well as challenges with both new and old friends in this third book about Celie Valentine. Read full book review >
THUNDER UNDERGROUND by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"A thoughtful exploration of nature expressed in poetry that should open the eyes of children to unseen worlds. (Picture book/poetry. 6-10)"
Twenty-one poems that center on the uncommon idea of things "underground." 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 >
GONE CAMPING by Tammera Will Wissinger
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"An uplifting tale showing what fun may be had when one summons the courage to head into the woods and off the grid. (bibliography) (Verse novel. 6-9)"
A much-anticipated family camping trip goes slightly awry. Read full book review >
NO FEAR! by Steve Moore
by Steve Moore, illustrated by Steve Moore
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"Diary of a (wanna-be) sporty kid. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 8-12)"
There's no stigma to "sitting the pine"—being relegated to the bench is all about perspective. Read full book review >

JACK LONDON AND THE KLONDIKE GOLD RUSH by Peter Lourie
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"A gripping and harrowing true adventure story and a penetrating look into the formative experiences of a writer, one of the first to become a worldwide celebrity. (photos, timeline, glossary, bibliography, index) (Biography. 8-12)"
Jack London went to the Klondike at the age of 21 to find gold but instead found inspiration for stories and novels that made him one of the richest and most famous authors of his time. Read full book review >
ARMY BRATS by Daphne Benedis-Grab
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"Nonmilitary kids should enjoy seeing the challenges and fun of living on base. A series, perhaps? (Fiction. 8-12)"
The Bailey family adjusts to life on a military post for the first time. Read full book review >
THE LOTTERYS PLUS ONE by Emma Donoghue
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"For all the Lotterys' apparent eccentricity, the novel delves into universal themes of family relationships that will resonate with readers from all backgrounds. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The Lotterys, a family very much of our century, star in this story about the true meaning of acceptance and belonging. Read full book review >
CILLA LEE-JENKINS by Susan Tan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"In the end, this book is too difficult for most of the 7-year-old readers who would like Cilla and features too young a protagonist to interest 10-year-olds ready for books of this length. (Fiction. 7-10)"
An aspiring author grapples with change in her family. Read full book review >
HEAR THE WOLVES by Victoria Scott
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"Short but powerful, with edge-of-your-seat suspense, this is one journey that should remain in readers' memories. (Adventure. 8-14)"
A 12-year-old girl tries to fight off hungry wolves in this survival story. Read full book review >
JAKE THE FAKE KEEPS IT REAL by Craig Robinson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"A fast and funny alternative to the Wimpy Kid. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Black sixth-grader Jake Liston can only play one song on the piano. He can't read music very well, and he can't improvise. So how did Jake get accepted to the Music and Art Academy? He faked it. 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 >
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 >