P.S. SEND MORE COOKIES by Martha Freeman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 16, 2017

"Even away from camp, the Flowerpot campers blossom. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Now back at home, the girls of Flowerpot cabin find themselves yearning for the sweet friendships of Moonlight Ranch summer camp to help them through some rough patches. Read full book review >
AUDUBON by Fabien Grolleau
by Fabien Grolleau, illustrated by Jérémie Royer, translated by Etienne Gilfillan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 4, 2017

"A luscious, reimagined biography that will attach a personality to a famous name for 21st-century readers. (biography, notes, selective bibliography) (Graphic novel. 10-15)"
Scenes from the life of the famous 19th-century naturalist John James Audubon, presented in graphic-novel format, demonstrate his passion. Read full book review >

LOPEZ LOMONG by Ana Eulate
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 16, 2017

"It's inspiring, but it presents Lomong more as an object lesson than as a living person. (Picture book/biography. 8-10)"
The story of a Sudanese "Lost Boy" who pursued and achieved his dream of running in the Olympics. Read full book review >
SHELL, BEAK, TUSK by Bridget Heos
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 4, 2017

"An important aspect of evolutionary theory—though not presented with the author's usual clarity of thought. (bibliography, index) (Informational picture book. 8-10)"
Heos (I, Fly, 2015, etc.) introduces convergent evolution by pairing different animals with similar physical traits. Read full book review >
THE INVISIBLE CAT! by Pip Jones
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 11, 2017

"Readers will wish that they had a kitty to blame their misdeeds on when they've acted…naughty. (Fiction. 6-9)"
How much mischief can an invisible cat cause? Plenty, if that cat is Squishy McFluff. Read full book review >

GO FOR LIFTOFF! by Dave Williams
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 11, 2017

"As Williams puts it (and he should know), 'the gain is totally worth the pain!' (further reading) (Informational picture book. 7-11)"
A former astronaut lays out the personal qualities, preparation, and training required to join the select group of those who have traveled into space. Read full book review >
VIVA, ROSE! by Susan Krawitz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2017

"Politics and prejudice against Mexicans makes this coming-of-age tale stand out from its ilk. (author's note, further notes, Spanish glossary, Yiddish glossary, additional terms) (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Mexico, Texas, Pancho Villa, and Russian Jewish immigrants share a story. Read full book review >
HENRY AND THE CHALK DRAGON by Jennifer Trafton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 4, 2017

"What's meant to be a romp through a boy's imagination occasionally feels more prescription than fun. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Henry Penwhistle knows he is the only one who can save the world, or at least his school, from his artwork. Read full book review >
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN by Adam Mansbach
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 2, 2017

"Who says a middle schooler can't change history? It's all about being in the right place—and time. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
Franklin Isaac Saturday mails himself in a box back to the 18th century to help out his pen pal and good buddy, "B-Freezy." Dude! Read full book review >
DOWN TO EARTH by Nikki Tate
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 4, 2017

"Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask of this unaffected piece of work. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A global survey of small-scale food production, with kids pitching in with the everyday chores. Read full book review >
THE KNIGHTS OF BOO'GAR by Art Roche
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 4, 2017

"A definite pick for fans of goo reading. (Fantasy. 8-10)"
Knightly adventure isn't all that flows following the literal "kid"-napping of Princess Phlema's beloved goat. Read full book review >
GENEVIEVE'S WAR by Patricia Reilly Giff
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2017

"An engrossing story that examines the nature of character and maturity while putting a young girl at the center of action and suspense. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
An American teenage girl gets to play a role in the Resistance movement after she impulsively stays in Alsace, France, just before World War II begins. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 14, 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 >