HAZY BLOOM AND THE TOMORROW POWER by Jennifer Hamburg
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Likely to engage the primary school set with its madcap humor and unpredictable heroine. (Fiction. 7-10)"
When a little girl living in Denver has visions about the future, she discovers her new power has big pluses and minuses in this first of a projected series. Read full book review >
OTHERWISE KNOWN AS POSSUM by Maria D. Laso
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Laso's posthumously published first novel goes down smooth as sweet tea. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
The passage of time, a contest, and good friends help a grieving 11-year-old move on from the death of her mother and baby brother. Read full book review >

LIFE ON MARS by Jon Agee
Kirkus Star
by Jon Agee, illustrated by Jon Agee
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Bursting with quiet wit and gorgeous Martian vistas. Simply masterful. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Is there life on Mars? Read full book review >
MUTANT RAT ATTACK! by Jay Cooper
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A gassed-up, gaseous spy story without much spying. (Adventure. 7-12)"
Until recently, Dexter Drabner only dreamed of being a world-famous secret spy. Read full book review >
LITTLE FOX IN THE FOREST by Stephanie Graegin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A wordless picture book that makes a great read. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A small child, a fox, and the deep forest: not a grim tale at all but rather a magical journey culminating in an act of mutual kindness. Read full book review >

BOY X by Dan Smith
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Intense, captivating, and distinctive. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Twelve-year-old Ash wakes in an unfamiliar room with an IV in his arm, a head full of jumbled memories, and a host of superhuman abilities. He has no idea what he is capable of, but if he is going to save the world, he needs to evolve. Read full book review >
SEE YOU IN THE COSMOS by Jack Cheng
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Riveting, inspiring, and sometimes hilarious. (Fiction. 10-14)"
If you made a recording to be heard by the aliens who found the iPod, what would you record? Read full book review >
FAMILY GAME NIGHT AND OTHER CATASTROPHES by Mary E. Lambert
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Although broken parents are common fodder these days, this debut story is a standout. (Fiction. 9-14)"
"It's like trying to save the Titanic by bailing water with a teaspoon." That's how Annabelle regards her life ever since her mother's hoarding took over the house and her father left. Read full book review >
HATS OFF TO YOU! by Karen Beaumont
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Beaumont and Pham have proven once again that childhood fun romps across all societal biases with aplomb. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The shoe-obsessed foursome of Shoe-la-la! (2011) is back, but this time millinery extravagance is the rage. Read full book review >
WELL, THAT WAS AWKWARD by Rachel Vail
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Hilarious and heartfelt. (Fiction. 12-15)"
What if Cyrano were an eighth-grade girl in the 21st century? Read full book review >
A RAMBLER STEALS HOME by Carter Higgins
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Fans of quiet, nostalgic stories about team spirit should enjoy this debut effort. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A rambling girl learns the meaning of home. Read full book review >
ARE WE STILL FRIENDS? by Ruth Horowitz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A sweetly humorous story for the friendship shelf. (recipe) (Picture book. 3-6)"
Beekeeper Beatrice, a bear, and apple-grower Abel, a mouse, are best friends and neighbors. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Yoojin Grace Wuertz
February 27, 2017

In Yoojin Grace Wuertz’s debut novel Everything Belongs to Us, the setting is Seoul in 1978. At South Korea’s top university, the nation’s best and brightest compete to join the professional elite of an authoritarian regime. Success could lead to a life of rarefied privilege and wealth; failure means being left irrevocably behind. For childhood friends Jisun and Namin, the stakes couldn’t be more different. Jisun, the daughter of a powerful business mogul, grew up on a mountainside estate with lush gardens and a dedicated chauffeur. Namin’s parents run a tented food cart from dawn to curfew; her sister works in a shoe factory. Now Jisun wants as little to do with her father’s world as possible, abandoning her schoolwork in favor of the underground activist movement, while Namin studies tirelessly in the service of one goal: to launch herself and her family out of poverty. But everything changes when Jisun and Namin meet an ambitious, charming student named Sunam, whose need to please his family has led him to a prestigious club: the Circle. Under the influence of his mentor, Juno, a manipulative social climber, Sunam becomes entangled with both women, as they all make choices that will change their lives forever. “Engrossing,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “Wuertz is an important new voice in American fiction.” View video >