NO FEAR! by Steve Moore
by Steve Moore, illustrated by Steve Moore
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"Diary of a (wanna-be) sporty kid. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 8-12)"
There's no stigma to "sitting the pine"—being relegated to the bench is all about perspective. Read full book review >
JACK LONDON AND THE KLONDIKE GOLD RUSH by Peter Lourie
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"A gripping and harrowing true adventure story and a penetrating look into the formative experiences of a writer, one of the first to become a worldwide celebrity. (photos, timeline, glossary, bibliography, index) (Biography. 8-12)"
Jack London went to the Klondike at the age of 21 to find gold but instead found inspiration for stories and novels that made him one of the richest and most famous authors of his time. Read full book review >

THE PRINCESS AND THE PAGE by Christina Farley
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"A smart, peppery, action-packed plot teams up with playful, astute characters. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
A magical pen leads 12-year-old white Keira Harding on a dark fairy-tale adventure. Read full book review >
ARMY BRATS by Daphne Benedis-Grab
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"Nonmilitary kids should enjoy seeing the challenges and fun of living on base. A series, perhaps? (Fiction. 8-12)"
The Bailey family adjusts to life on a military post for the first time. Read full book review >
THE LOTTERYS PLUS ONE by Emma Donoghue
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"For all the Lotterys' apparent eccentricity, the novel delves into universal themes of family relationships that will resonate with readers from all backgrounds. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The Lotterys, a family very much of our century, star in this story about the true meaning of acceptance and belonging. Read full book review >

CILLA LEE-JENKINS by Susan Tan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"In the end, this book is too difficult for most of the 7-year-old readers who would like Cilla and features too young a protagonist to interest 10-year-olds ready for books of this length. (Fiction. 7-10)"
An aspiring author grapples with change in her family. Read full book review >
BLOOMING AT THE TEXAS SUNRISE MOTEL by Kimberly Willis Holt
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"Endearing and imperfect, Stevie establishes immediate rapport with readers. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Thirteen-year-old Stevie thought her mother's father was dead—until her parents' unexpected deaths result in her traveling from New Mexico to her grandfather's motel in Texas. Read full book review >
HEAR THE WOLVES by Victoria Scott
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"Short but powerful, with edge-of-your-seat suspense, this is one journey that should remain in readers' memories. (Adventure. 8-14)"
A 12-year-old girl tries to fight off hungry wolves in this survival story. Read full book review >
JAKE THE FAKE KEEPS IT REAL by Craig Robinson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"A fast and funny alternative to the Wimpy Kid. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Black sixth-grader Jake Liston can only play one song on the piano. He can't read music very well, and he can't improvise. So how did Jake get accepted to the Music and Art Academy? He faked it. Read full book review >
WHO LET THE GODS OUT? by Maz Evans
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"Weaknesses aside, fans of Percy Jackson will devour this and hope that the gods send a sequel. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A semiorphaned boy accidentally discovers that the gods are real and finds himself drawn into an ancient mythological war with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Sound familiar? Read full book review >
BRACED by Alyson Gerber
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"Comparisons to Judy Blume's Deenie (1973) might be inevitable, but Rachel stands admirably on her own. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Both the literal and figurative senses of the word "spine" form the backbone of Gerber's debut. Read full book review >
JOHN DEERE, THAT'S WHO! by Tracy Nelson Maurer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"An informative look at an inventor and his invention's impact. (glossary, additional facts, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
In 1836, John Deere—then a young, white Vermont father and blacksmith—moved to Illinois to settle debts brought on by two forge fires—and wound up inventing a superior plow. 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 >