ANIMAL JOURNEYS by Patricia Hegarty
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"An appealing invitation to elementary-age readers to marvel at animals who share their world. (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
A pint-sized compendium of facts about remarkable animal travels. Read full book review >
CAROLINE'S COMETS by Emily Arnold McCully
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"An inspiring tale of scientific discovery despite obstacles, with a feminist point of view. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Look up at the stars…. Read full book review >

TRUDY'S BIG SWIM by Sue Macy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"A valuable addition to picture-book biographies of women who made waves in history. (afterword) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
This picture-book biography of the first woman to swim the English Channel makes a big splash. Read full book review >
THE EARTH BOOK by Jonathan Litton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"Ambitious of scope but a clumsy mismatch. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Litton (Hello World, 2016) and Hegbrook (Storyworlds: Nature, 2016) link up for a large-format "grand pictorial tour of our humble home." Read full book review >
ALEXANDRA THE GREAT by Deborah Aronson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"It's hard to know how much Rachel's story will interest young readers, who aren't old enough to remember her racing career, but it's a decent effort and an overall worthwhile book. (glossary, notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
A straightforward biography of one of thoroughbred racing's greatest mares. Read full book review >

SIOUX CODE TALKERS OF WORLD WAR II by Andrea M. Page
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"An engagingly written, deeply researched account of a little-known part of World War II. (maps, photos, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
The role of Navajo Code Talkers in World War II is fairly well-known, but this informative book reveals the equally important contributions of Sioux Code Talkers who served in the Pacific theater. Read full book review >
A DOG STEALS HOME by Kathleen Schrenk
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"A base hit. (author's note) (Fiction. 9-12)"
Zach is a typically self-absorbed 12-year-old who sees the world only as it relates to him. Read full book review >
CREEKFINDING by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"A heartening story of environmental restoration. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
Bulldozed years earlier and filled to make a cornfield, a lost creek is found and restored on an Iowa farm. Read full book review >
THE PALACE OF MEMORY by Julian Sedgwick
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"Chaos barely contained makes for a thrilling read. (Adventure. 8-11)"
Following the events of series opener The Black Dragon (2016), 12-year-old Chinese-English orphan Danny Woo is once again running for his life, but this time he is not the only one in danger. Read full book review >
VAMPIRES ON THE RUN by C.M. Surrisi
Released: March 1, 2017

"An unusual approach to vampires with shudders tempered by plenty of humor. Readers will happily welcome back Quinnie and the Maiden Rockers. (Mystery. 10-14)"
Amateur sleuth and wild jumper-to-conclusions Quinnie Boyd is back in a second cozy mystery (The Maypop Kidnapping, 2016)—this time trying to determine if a pair of visiting horror writers are blood-sucking vampires. Read full book review >
SUPERMAN SCIENCE by Agnieszka Bishup
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"A serviceable science text for curious and nerdy readers. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
The Man of Steel helps kids learn about science. Read full book review >
THE FEARLESS TRAVELERS' GUIDE TO WICKED PLACES by Pete Begler
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"A wildly imaginative, richly textured, and complex fantasy. (map) (Fantasy. 9-12)"
An insecure young girl's quest for her missing mother leads her to Dreamlands, a parallel world of incredible dreams, dark nightmares, and dangerous deceptions. 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 >