WARREN THE 13TH AND THE WHISPERING WOODS by Tania del Rio
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 21, 2017

"Another entry in the 'unfortunate events' genre, kitted out with atmospheric art, unusual book design, and a wonderfully homely protagonist. (Horror. 11-13)"
The world's first ambulatory hotel comes a little too close to a powerful witch's demesne in this sequel to Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye (2015). Read full book review >
THE MEMORY THIEF by Bryce Moore
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 21, 2017

"With interesting twists, captivating action, and a down-to-earth lead, this adventure is sure to become a new favorite. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Memories are slippery things. Read full book review >

STAR SCOUTS by Mike Lawrence
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 21, 2017

"All scouts—and readers—must now raise their right hands and solemnly swear to read this. (Graphic science fiction. 7-12)"
An alien abduction goes a long way toward curing Avani's new-kid blues. Read full book review >
KARL, GET OUT OF THE GARDEN! by Anita Sanchez
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 21, 2017

"A good introduction to a man in a class by himself. (author's notes, timeline, source notes, resource for readers, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
An inveterate nature lover classifies plants and animals—and changes the world of science forever. Read full book review >
INSECTS by Sneed B. Collard III
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 21, 2017

"A lighthearted invitation to join the insect-appreciation club: 'Righteous exoskeleton, dude!' (index, glossary) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
The straight, more or less, "poop" on dung beetles, dragonflies ("fighter jets of the insect world"), and the rest of our six-legged overlords. Read full book review >

BIG & LITTLE QUESTIONS by Julie Bowe
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 21, 2017

"Appealing as a story of school and friendship as well as family. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Wren's school year is off to a rocky start after a summer turned upside down by her parents' divorce. Read full book review >
MY PET HUMAN TAKES CENTER STAGE by Yasmine Surovec
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 21, 2017

"Sure to please newly independent readers who are pussycat pals. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 6-9)"
What is this "school" place little humans go to? Don't they realize their feline owners are more important? Read full book review >
CAPTAIN PUG by Laura James
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 21, 2017

"Just the ticket for children transitioning to chapters. (Fiction. 5-9)"
Pug and Lady Miranda have a seafaring adventure…in a manner of speaking. Read full book review >
MISS ELLICOTT'S SCHOOL FOR THE MAGICALLY MINDED by Sage Blackwood
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 21, 2017

"Chantel is a magical heroine to be celebrated, deportment notwithstanding. (Fantasy. 8-14)"
Owl's bowels! Someone's kidnapped the sorceresses of Lightning Pass! Read full book review >
THE DRAGON DANCE by Lou Kuenzler
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 21, 2017

"Feisty, compassionate, and independently minded—Princess DisGrace comes into her own. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
In her second term at Tall Towers Princess Academy, Princess Grace bucks the rules and tackles adventures. Read full book review >
JOHN RONALD'S DRAGONS by Caroline McAlister
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 21, 2017

"Since the likeliest audience for this is kids who have seen the Hobbit films, it's a good reminder that the book came first. (afterword, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
The story of a boy who dreamed of dragons and found a way to bring them to life. Read full book review >
STAND UP AND SING! by Susanna Reich
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 21, 2017

"While not a comprehensive treatment of Seeger's life, this is an excellent introduction; read and sing along—loudly. (author's note, quotation sources, selected sources) (Picture book/biography. 7-12)"
In the world of American folk music, Pete Seeger stood tall and proud in his unflinching, lifelong commitment to human rights and dignity. 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 >