SUPER WOMEN by Laurie Lawlor
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 31, 2017

"A handful of new role models, along with light shed on just who made certain significant advances in astronomy, archaeology, biology, medicine, and plate tectonics. (bibliography) (Collective biography. 11-15)"
Inspiring profiles of six 20th-century trailblazers. Read full book review >
SMASH! by Sara Latta
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2017

"Big tech at its biggest; weird science at its weirdest: readers will echo Sophie's 'It's amazeballs!' (glossary, resource lists) (Graphic fiction/nonfiction hybrid. 10-14)"
Two young visitors take simultaneous tours of the world of subatomic particles and of the largest scientific instrument ever built. Read full book review >

PREHISTORIC ANCESTORS OF MODERN ANIMALS by Matthew Rake
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2017

"Armchair thrills aplenty for Anthropocene readers. (index) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Artful digital collage makes it easy to imagine memorable modern encounters with a hippo-eating snake and other extinct creatures. Read full book review >
NOAH WEBSTER'S FIGHTING WORDS by Tracy Nelson Maurer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2017

"An attractive volume demonstrating that even words themselves have a story. (author's note, illustrator's note, timeline, sources, bibliography, primary sources, more information) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
The story of Noah Webster, America's original man of letters. Read full book review >
PLAGUE! by John Farndon
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2017

"Pass this regrettable title and its companions by. (index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Gory bits of information offered in brief text and amusing cartoon illustrations combine for a quick exploration of various epidemics throughout history. Read full book review >

SEA OTTER HEROES by Patricia Newman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2017

"A thoughtfully organized and attractively presented example of science in the field. (source notes, glossary, bibliography, suggested resources, index). (Nonfiction. 11-16)"
A young scientist's doctoral research reveals a surprising relationship between sea grasses and sea otters in a California bay. Read full book review >
NIKO DRAWS A FEELING by Bob Raczka
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2017

"Conceptual and thoughtful, like Niko's own pieces. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A boy finds ample artistic inspiration, but people find his artwork baffling. Read full book review >
THE HOLE STORY by Paul Bright
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2017

"A good choice for budding philosophers. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A first step into the world of ontology, picture-book style! Read full book review >
SUPERFAIRIES by Janey Louise Jones
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2017

"An aesthetically pleasing fairy-fix. (Fantasy. 6-9)"
A team of fairies rescues forest animals in distress. Read full book review >
YOURS SINCERELY, GIRAFFE by Megumi Iwasa
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2017

"This is a rare book: joyful, ingenuous, playfully earnest, but without a whiff of studied cuteness. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Giraffe, bored and looking for a friend, becomes pen pals with Penguin in this illustrated chapter book. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 2017

"A staid but intellectually stimulating excursion across one of modern biology's most promising, and controversial, frontiers. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 11-15)"
"Extinction is essentially a one-way street. Or is it?" Read full book review >
THE BOLDS TO THE RESCUE by Julian Clary
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2017

"A winner of a sequel, just the ticket for lovers of Roald Dahl. (Fantasy. 7-12)"
When word gets out that their hyena family's succeeded in passing as human, the Bolds' semidetached home in suburban London is besieged by animal refugees hoping to learn their secret. 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 >