THE GREAT WAVE OF TAMARIND by Nadia Aguiar
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"This exciting, fast-paced, satisfying finale to the Tamarind trilogy does not disappoint. (map) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Seven years after siblings Maya, Simon, and Penny visited the mysterious island of Tamarind in The Secrets of Tamarind (2011), Penny, now 12, returns alone on her own perilous, life-changing adventure. Read full book review >
THE GAUNTLET by Karuna Riazi
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"A solid middle-grade fantasy and an auspicious debut. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A young hijabi finds herself, her brother, and her friends trapped in a very dangerous game. Read full book review >

HOW TO MAKE A PEANUT BUTTER, JELLY AND KUNG FU SANDWICH by Jason Bays
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"A zanily cluttered exploration of format and style that transcends its pages into the digital world. (Graphic fantasy. 6-11)"
In this action-packed graphic offering, a nervous young boy and his fearless robot companion fight to save everyone's favorite sandwich fixings from a nefarious fowl. Read full book review >
ON THE FAR SIDE OF THE MOON by Alex Irvine
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"Uninspired: reads and looks like a rough draft. (timeline, bibliography) (Graphic nonfiction. 11-13)"
An account of the first moon landing, with special focus on Michael Collins, the astronaut who stayed aloft in the command module. Read full book review >
THE HUNT FOR THE HUNDREDTH KEY by Geronimo Stilton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"The simplistic mysteries and silly jokes are in line with other series outings, 'special edition' status notwithstanding. (Graphic adventure. 6-9)"
Geronimo Stilton teams up with his sister, Thea, and cousin Trap to solve the mystery of a long-lost castle recently rediscovered in spooky woods. Read full book review >

A HOUSE WITHOUT MIRRORS by Mårten Sandén
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"A thought-provoking read that will linger long after the last page. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Family dysfunction receives mystical resolution in this Swedish import by Astrid Lindgren winner Sandén. Read full book review >
AMERICAN PHAROAH by Shelley Fraser Mickle
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"Quibbles aside, Pharoah is himself an inspiration, and most horse-loving children will hang on every word.(Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A racehorse biography for middle graders. Read full book review >
DEFENDER OF THE REALM by Mark Huckerby
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"A thrilling mashup of history and fantasy. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A reluctant heir to the throne learns that the king of England's job is more dangerous and fantastic than he imagined. Read full book review >
EVERYTHING'S CHANGED by Julie Sternberg
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"An urban story that explores the universal themes of integrity, trust, and respect in relationships. (Fiction. 8-11)"
A 10-year-old girl copes with a family move as well as challenges with both new and old friends in this third book about Celie Valentine. Read full book review >
REFORMED by Justin Weinberger
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"A pale imitation of Gordon Korman's best. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Will Ian's friendships survive bully school? Will he survive? Read full book review >
THUNDER UNDERGROUND by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"A thoughtful exploration of nature expressed in poetry that should open the eyes of children to unseen worlds. (Picture book/poetry. 6-10)"
Twenty-one poems that center on the uncommon idea of things "underground." Read full book review >
GONE CAMPING by Tammera Will Wissinger
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"An uplifting tale showing what fun may be had when one summons the courage to head into the woods and off the grid. (bibliography) (Verse novel. 6-9)"
A much-anticipated family camping trip goes slightly awry. 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 >