MINIATURE ADVENTURES by Emily Hawkins
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 3, 2017

"A gallery of diminutive delights—but the appeal is superficial at best. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
A little world tour of little things—from the smallest sea horse to the largest model railway. Read full book review >
THE INJURED FOX KIT by Tina Nolan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"An agreeable outing for animal-loving chapter-book readers. (Fiction. 7-10)"
A child whose parents own and run an adoption center for unwanted animals has a hard time letting go. Read full book review >

THE RESCUED PUPPY by Holly Webb
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"Thoroughly bloodless. (Fiction. 7-10)"
A pair of twins has a scary adventure with their new puppy. Read full book review >
A PHARAOH'S GUIDE by Catherine Chambers
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"Entertainingly grandiose but too superficial to reign over more fact-based surveys. (index) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Pharaoh explains why it's good to be top banana. Read full book review >
ONE GOOD THING ABOUT AMERICA by Ruth Freeman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"A touching if incomplete fictional glimpse at one immigrant girl's experience. (glossary) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Congolese immigrant Anaïs adjusts to her new home in Maine over the course of one school year. Read full book review >

THE CRANE GIRL by Curtis Manley
Kirkus Star
adapted by Curtis Manley, illustrated by Lin Wang
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"More from this team would be a welcome addition to folk-tale collections. (pronunciation guide, author's notes) (Picture book/folk tale. 4-10)"
A popular Japanese folk tale in which a crane pays back an obligation by becoming human is retold with an unusual ending and with haiku-sprinkled prose. Read full book review >
SEEKING REFUGE by Irene N. Watts
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"A book that invites close reading, this will spark interest in the plight of all refugees. (glossary) (Graphic historical fiction. 10-16)"
An 11-year-old Jewish girl travels alone from Berlin to Great Britain in the Kindertransport of 1938. Read full book review >
WHERE'S THE BALLERINA? by Anna Claybourne
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"Both balletomanes and seek-and-find lovers should enjoy this performing-arts variation on a popular picture-book game. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Waltz away, Waldo—it's a ballerina we're looking for. Read full book review >
A CASE IN ANY CASE by Ulf Nilsson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"May Gordon and Buffy detect again! (Mystery. 6-9)"
Two cases for the forest detectives! Read full book review >
WONDERS OF THE USA by Carron Brown
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"Anemic selections of basic facts paired to a visual trick that is only fitfully exploited with imagination. (Informational novelty. 7-9)"
A "whistle-stop" tour of natural, historical, and cultural marvels, from Denali to the Everglades, the Golden Gate Bridge to Mardi Gras. Read full book review >
GRADUATION DAY by Piotr Parda
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"A possible discussion starter, though enigmatic to a fault. (Picture book. 11-18)"
A subtle reminder that education is a gift no amount of bullying can spoil. Read full book review >
THINGS THAT GROW by Libby Walden
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"A gem of a small book, thoughtfully made for small hands and, with its heavy paper and sewn binding, loving handling. (Informational picture book. 6-12)"
A compendium of things in the universe that grow—including the universe itself—presented in an illustrated informational picture book divided into chapters. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Brad Parks
author of SAY NOTHING
March 7, 2017

In Brad Parks’ new thriller Say Nothing, judge Scott Sampson doesn’t brag about having a perfect life, but the evidence is clear: a prestigious job. A beloved family. On an ordinary Wednesday afternoon, he is about to pick up his six-year-old twins to go swimming when his wife, Alison, texts him that she’ll get the kids from school instead. It’s not until she gets home later that Scott realizes she doesn’t have the children. And she never sent the text. Then the phone rings, and every parent’s most chilling nightmare begins. A man has stolen Sam and Emma. For Scott and Alison, the kidnapper’s call is only the beginning of a twisting, gut-churning ordeal of blackmail, deceit, and terror; a high-profile trial like none the judge or his wife has ever experienced. Their marriage falters. Suspicions and long-buried jealousies rise to the surface. Fractures appear. Lies are told. “The nerve-shredding never lets up for a minute as Parks picks you up by the scruff of the neck, shakes you vigorously, and repeats over and over again till a climax so harrowing that you’ll be shaking with gratitude that it’s finally over,” our critic writes in a starred review. View video >