THE ROOSTER WHO WOULD NOT BE QUIET! by Carmen Agra Deedy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"This subtle, modern multicultural tale is a must-have: 'Kee-kee-ree-KEE!' Indeed! (Picture book. 4-9)"
The streets of the village of La Paz ring with song, both the musical kind and the symphony of life. Read full book review >
MARY POPPINS UP, UP AND AWAY by Hélène Druvert
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Too thin to fly as either tour or tribute but a memorable showcase nonetheless for a talented French paper artist. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Silhouettes, both printed and laser-cut, add sparkle to a quick tour of London sites and starry skies conducted by Mary Poppins. Read full book review >

BUNNYBEAR by Andrea J. Loney
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A nice addition to the identity and acceptance bookshelf. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A sweet story of friendship and acceptance. Read full book review >
STILL A FAMILY by Brenda Reeves Sturgis
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A sensitive and necessary picture book to provide comfort and raise awareness and empathy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A preschool-age girl copes with living in a homeless shelter with her mother and without her father, who is housed in a different shelter. Read full book review >
ARTEMIS by George O'Connor
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Admire her—from a distance—and don't dis her or her mom. (notes, character profiles, discussion questions, reading lists) (Graphic mythology. 8-14)"
O'Connor offers a portrait of the Wild Goddess of the Hunt as probably the last of the Olympians you'd want to cross. Read full book review >

AUDACITY JONES STEALS THE SHOW by Kirby Larson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A suspenseful little mystery with heart. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Audacity Jones returns for her next adventure, this time helping Harry Houdini in his quest to make an elephant disappear. Read full book review >
CLEO EDISON OLIVER IN PERSUASION POWER by Sundee T. Frazier
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Cleo's an engaging, effervescent original whose story unfolds with humor and insight, probing weighty issues with a light touch. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In her latest business venture (creating personalized barrettes), the pint-size entrepreneur harnesses the power of social networking, fifth-grade style. Read full book review >
WATERSONG by Tim McCanna
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Beautiful. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A red fox seeks shelter as a rainstorm builds in intensity. Read full book review >
A SURPRISE FOR TERESITA / UNA SORPRESA PARA TERESITA by Virginia Sánchez-Korrol
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Teresita's anticipation will ring true to any kid who's been saddled with an evening birthday party. (Bilingual picture book. 5-9)"
A young girl celebrating her birthday waits for a gift from her uncle, absorbing the sights and sounds of her city neighborhood. Read full book review >
MY BUSY GREEN GARDEN by Terry Pierce
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A lovely literary and artistic rendering. (Picture book. 4-6)"
This action-filled cumulative rhyme deftly tells the story of a vibrant summer garden. Read full book review >
ALL THAT GLITTERS by Lisa Ann Scott
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Gentle, positive, and surprisingly introspective for the genre. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
A young pony learns about confidence and patience at the Enchanted Pony Academy. Read full book review >
PLAYING CUPID by Jenny Meyerhoff
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A fast read for budding romance fans, from the Wish series. (Fiction. 8-12)"
At Austen Middle School, seventh grade means the Austen Business Challenge. Latina Clara's project? Matching up couples for the Hot Chocolate Social. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 20, 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 >