BILL BOWERBIRD AND THE UNBEARABLE BEAK-ACHE by Tyler Clark Burke
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 15, 2017

"Skip. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bill Bowerbird, normally a happy fellow, awakens one morning with a terrible pain in his beak. Read full book review >
THE HUNT by Margaux Othats
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 15, 2017

"A simple story with a powerful anti-violence message. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A small child creates a stone sculpture despite the repeated efforts of hunters to destroy it. Read full book review >

OUT OF SCHOOL AND INTO NATURE by Suzanne Slade
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 15, 2017

"An inspirational must-read for budding scientists and those who teach them. (notes, bibliography) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Slade and Lanan bring the biography of scientist Anna Comstock to young readers. Read full book review >
LIAM TAKES A STAND by Troy Wilson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 15, 2017

"Hard work, thrift, and ingenuity add up to success not only in business, but social relations too. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Spurned by his hypercompetitive big brothers, little Liam trumps their business plan. Read full book review >
BIRDS MAKE NESTS by Michael Garland
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 15, 2017

"Eggs-actly right for a nature-themed storytime. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
To keep their chicks and eggs safe, different bird species make different nests. Read full book review >

NOODLEHEADS SEE THE FUTURE by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 15, 2017

"Two delightfully dense heroes bring folk tales into the 21st century, and young readers are all the richer for it. (Graphic early reader. 5-9)"
Two thickheaded macaroni noodles prove the old adage: a fool and his firewood are soon parted. Read full book review >
TRANSPORTATION by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 15, 2017

"Gibbons turns this into a Richard Scarry imitation, lacking an entertaining (or even very informational) text to accompany the many labeled vehicles; confirmed transportation enthusiasts will quickly lose interest. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
A stalwart in nonfiction gives a basic introduction to the topic. Read full book review >
LET'S ESTIMATE by David A. Adler
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 15, 2017

"There are a few arid patches and some illustration-audience mismatch, but the value—and enjoyment—of rounding and estimating courses through it. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Estimating and rounding: two great, everyday mathematical tools. Read full book review >
WHY DID THE FARMER CROSS THE ROAD? by Brooke Herter James
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 15, 2017

"Middle-of-the-road farm fare. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Turns out he was following more than just the chickens…. Read full book review >
MAGNETS PUSH, MAGNETS PULL by David A. Adler
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 15, 2017

"Not much here to attract interest—particularly as clearer, more carefully written primers on the topic abound. (index, glossary) (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
A first introduction to magnets of both the simple and "on and off" sorts, with basic demonstrations of what they can do. Read full book review >
RUTABAGA BOO! by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"A joyous celebration of a wonderful bond. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A mother and son's call-and-response tradition keeps them linked even when they aren't together. Read full book review >
CHARLOTTE THE SCIENTIST IS SQUISHED by Camille Andros
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"Loads of charm methodically delivered. (Picture book. 6-8)"
How to find the peace and quiet needed for serious research? Use the scientific method! 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 >