PIG & GOOSE AND THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING by Rebecca Bond
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"Find Pig and Goose a place on the friendship shelf with the likes of Frog and Toad, Elephant and Piggie, and Houndsley and Catina. (Early reader. 5-8)"
An unlikely friendship between a portly pig and a graceful goose blooms in a springtime story infused with compassion and gentle humor. Read full book review >
THE JOURNEY HOME by Emma Levey
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"The metaphor will be transparent even to younger readers, and Hattie's unwavering love for her foster clan casts a warm glow over the entire episode. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Hattie the egg-barren hen has lovingly raised a large and diverse brood, and now it's time to let her adopted offspring "fly the nest." Read full book review >

MOB SCHOOL SURVIVOR by Greyson Mann
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"Runs off the rails at the end, but even nongamers will appreciate this unofficial spinoff's 'achievement.' (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 8-10)"
Despite, not because of, carefully pre-laid plans, Gerald Creeper survives his first month of nights at Mob Middle School in this novel based on "Minecraft." Read full book review >
SECRETS & SEQUENCES by Gene Luen Yang
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"Nearly every element (especially the bad guys) escalates wildly and successfully in this nifty comp-sci romp. (Graphic science fiction. 8-14)"
The series' overarching plot ramps up in the third entry of the Secret Coders series. Read full book review >
HOLD YOUR TEMPER, TIGER! by Carol Roth
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"This might be more of a lesson to adults to examine word choices than a tool for children about anger management. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A picture book paints Tiger's temper literally, as a frowning little red ball of flame. Read full book review >

MAKE THE EARTH YOUR COMPANION by J. Patrick Lewis
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"Distinctive and occasionally elegant, this might encourage children to offer their own meditations on how the natural world informs ways to live. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A collection of poetic sentences invites listeners to observe, celebrate, and sometimes follow natural environments in specific ways. Read full book review >
SO HAPPY TOGETHER by Jutta Langreuter
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"In the end, family love wins out. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Siblings often disagree, even bunny brothers and sisters. Read full book review >
I'M NOT LITTLE! by Alison Inches
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"Rarely is a full-blown temper tantrum as much fun or as instructive to witness. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A scrappy underdog has a meltdown over a short lifetime of slights but learns quickly that there are worse things than being small. Read full book review >
THE ROAD HOME by Katie Cotton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"These nameless animals make the journey count. With gorgeous artwork and a striking, poetic approach, the bond of parent and child is successfully conveyed. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The struggle to survive and find a home in nature is told in verse. Read full book review >
TALES FOR THE PERFECT CHILD by Florence Parry Heide
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"While it's fun to imagine this as a manual that will pass clandestinely from child to child, the truth is that most kids know these techniques already. No harm, no foul—and no carrots. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Impeccable instructions for triumphing over grown-ups. Read full book review >
PRISCILLA GORILLA by Barbara Bottner
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"A precious and precocious primate parable sure to please. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Priscilla is not a gorilla, but she sure loves everything about them. Read full book review >
MY VALLEY by Claude Ponti
Kirkus Star
by Claude Ponti, illustrated by Claude Ponti, translated by Alyson Waters
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"Like Poochie-Blue, visitors to the valley will be in no hurry to leave. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A mix of comical vignettes and broad vistas illustrates an account of the lives and misadventures of a clan of tiny Twims. 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 >