PIP BARTLETT'S GUIDE TO UNICORN TRAINING by Jackson Pearce
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A resolutely but not obnoxiously feel-good episode with well-merited just deserts all round. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Pip, who can talk to magical animals, runs into both a major challenge and a mystery at the Triple Trident show. Read full book review >
THE WIDTH OF THE WORLD by David Baldacci
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A quest fantasy that moves further into mediocrity despite plenty of borrowed notions and tropes. (glossary) (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Vega Jane and her cohorts at last find the home base of the evil wizards who have conquered the world—and discover that rebellion carries a high price. Read full book review >

THE MANY REFLECTIONS OF MISS JANE DEMING by J. Anderson Coats
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Ignore the lackluster title and cover. This one's a keeper. (Historical fiction. 8-14) "
A hardscrabble frontier girl finds happiness in hard work and compromise. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A rich, fascinating, and inspiring account of a tireless champion for women's rights. (photos, source notes, bibliography) (Biography. 11-18)"
Alice Paul lacks the name recognition of fellow suffragists Susan B. Anthony or Elizabeth Cady Stanton, but this lucid, inspiring portrait reveals her noteworthy contributions to women's rights. Read full book review >
DOROTHEA LANGE by Carole Boston Weatherford
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A fine introduction to an important American artist. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
"One of the leading documentary photographers of the twentieth century" comes to life in Weatherford's latest historical work. Read full book review >

BATS by Falynn Koch
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Lots of science and a little story—but it's an uneasy mix. (Graphic informational fiction. 8-10)"
Along with an injured little brown bat, readers meet over a dozen other bat species and learn all about bat behavior. Read full book review >
MY EPIC BATTLE TO SAVE THE WORLD by P.J. Hoover
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A decent sophomore dig that won't require heavy excavation. (glossary, notes) (Fantasy. 11-14)"
Combatting the god of chaos as he siphons every last drop of light from the sun is a prime excuse for skipping science camp. Read full book review >
PURSUED by Gary Urey
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Still, Urey writes a solid adventure, with engaging protagonists, a neat gimmick, and a cliffhanger ending; here's hoping the sequel irons out the bumps. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
With a background in theater, Urey presents an action-packed tale that keeps its protagonists one step ahead of the criminals who want their high-tech transporters. Read full book review >
WITCH SWITCH by Sibéal Pounder
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Plenty of zany fun in the land of the little witches. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Another wild romp in Sinkville follows Witch Wars (2016) as Tiga and her friends try to solve the mystery of disappearing witches. Read full book review >
FAMILY GAME NIGHT AND OTHER CATASTROPHES by Mary E. Lambert
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Although broken parents are common fodder these days, this debut story is a standout. (Fiction. 9-14)"
"It's like trying to save the Titanic by bailing water with a teaspoon." That's how Annabelle regards her life ever since her mother's hoarding took over the house and her father left. Read full book review >
GRANDPA'S GREAT ESCAPE by David Walliams
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"This Dahl-esque tale may not be quite scrumdiddlyumptious, but it's a mostly entertaining one. (Historical fiction. 7-10)"
Jack and his grandfather, a former RAF pilot, are inseparable, even though Grandpa's grasp on reality is slipping. Read full book review >
THE DOLL'S EYE by Marina Cohen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"An ever present and always-growing sense of dread accompanied by an atmosphere of chills and mystery make this perfect for reading in the closet under the cover of night. (Horror. 8-12)"
You know what they say: be careful what you wish for…. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Yoojin Grace Wuertz
February 27, 2017

In Yoojin Grace Wuertz’s debut novel Everything Belongs to Us, the setting is Seoul in 1978. At South Korea’s top university, the nation’s best and brightest compete to join the professional elite of an authoritarian regime. Success could lead to a life of rarefied privilege and wealth; failure means being left irrevocably behind. For childhood friends Jisun and Namin, the stakes couldn’t be more different. Jisun, the daughter of a powerful business mogul, grew up on a mountainside estate with lush gardens and a dedicated chauffeur. Namin’s parents run a tented food cart from dawn to curfew; her sister works in a shoe factory. Now Jisun wants as little to do with her father’s world as possible, abandoning her schoolwork in favor of the underground activist movement, while Namin studies tirelessly in the service of one goal: to launch herself and her family out of poverty. But everything changes when Jisun and Namin meet an ambitious, charming student named Sunam, whose need to please his family has led him to a prestigious club: the Circle. Under the influence of his mentor, Juno, a manipulative social climber, Sunam becomes entangled with both women, as they all make choices that will change their lives forever. “Engrossing,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “Wuertz is an important new voice in American fiction.” View video >