FOREVER, OR A LONG, LONG TIME by Caela Carter
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"Poetic and meditative, this emotionally enthralling novel undresses assumptions with purpose and hope. (Fiction 8-12)"
Flora and Julian are a team. They have to be: after moving from foster home to foster home, the only permanence is in each other. Read full book review >
HOW TO OUTSMART A BILLION ROBOT BEES by Paul Tobin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"Fans of How to Capture an Invisible Cat (2015) will find an agreeable extension of its high jinks. (Science fantasy. 8-12)"
Having "stabilized Nothingness" with gravity waves, supergenius Nate Bannister has created an Infinite Engine, and the nefarious Red Death Tea Society is naturally out to get it. Read full book review >

CAVERN OF SECRETS by Linda Sue Park
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"The nail-biting adventure, relevant moral dilemmas, and complex characters will leave readers eager for the final installment. (map) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
In this sequel to Forest of Wonders (2016), hero Raffa applies his apothecary skills to thwart the Chancellor of Obsidia's malevolent plot to treat wild animals with botanicals and use them against her own people. Read full book review >
TEAM AWKWARD by Katy Birchall
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"Frothy, funny klutziness. (Fiction. 9-13)"
A viral video makes Anna famous for falling into a potted plant in this sequel to The It Girl (2016). Read full book review >
THE LOST STAFF OF WONDERS by Raymond Arroyo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"Surprising spiritual depth with a hearty helping of monsters and miracles. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
When the water in Perilous Falls turns to blood, it is up to Will Wilder and his friends to find the culprit and retrieve a stolen relic—preferably before the town is inundated with frogs. Read full book review >

IVY by Katherine Coville
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"There is value in escaping to a fairyland with magical creatures and a happy ending, and readers will relish this story in which the bullies are beaten by kindness and compassion, even if it gets a little messy. (Fantasy. 6-9)"
Round little Ivy learns from her kindhearted (if a bit disorganized) grandmother that caring for the sick and injured brings great rewards. Read full book review >
THE ENEMY by Sara Holbrook
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"A solid fictional examination of a time rarely depicted for this age group. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Poet Holbrook brings back the Cold War in her debut novel for middle grades. Read full book review >
IZZY KLINE HAS BUTTERFLIES by Beth Ain
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"Light, bright, and believable, just right for young middle graders. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Small moments, both good and bad, characterize Izzy Kline's fourth-grade year, the year she finds a new best friend. Read full book review >
EFFIE STARR ZOOK HAS ONE MORE QUESTION by Martha Freeman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"A light-feeling read that effectively delves dark depths. (author's note) (Fiction. 8-13)"
What begins as a relaxing summer finds middle schooler Effie discovering proverbial skeletons in her family's closet, er…shed. Read full book review >
THE SECRET LIFE OF THE RED FOX by Laurence Pringle
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"Visually captivating introduction to the red fox's secret life. (bibliography) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
This yearlong chronicle explores the physical attributes, habits, and habitat of the red fox. Read full book review >
FEEL THE BEAT by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"Though some poems fall flat, overall it's an effective introduction to the merriment of dance enjoyed by diverse cultures the world over. (notes) (Picture book/poetry. 6-11)"
Singer explores diverse dance styles through poetry. Read full book review >
FISH GIRL by Donna Jo Napoli
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"A thought-provoking work that is not to be missed. (Graphic fantasy. 10-16)"
Napoli and Wiesner transport readers under the sea, introducing them to a modern-day heroine who longs to be part of their world. 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 >