RIVERS OF SUNLIGHT by Molly Bang
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A handsome invitation to earth science. (notes) (Nonfiction. 4-10)"
The way that the warmth of our sun creates the ebb and flow of water among Earth, its atmosphere, its oceans, and land is the subject of this latest edition to Chisholm and Bang's gorgeous series. Read full book review >
THIRD GRADE MERMAID by Peter Raymundo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Generally amusing, if readers can look past the only mildly critiqued focus on beauty. (Fantasy. 6-8)"
The titular mermaid must ace a spelling test to get back on her swim team and in doing so learns a lesson about inner and outer beauty. Read full book review >

THE HARLEM CHARADE by Natasha Tarpley
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A story that motivates justice and inspires kindness, this will have readers hoping for another outing with these appealing protagonists. (author's notes) (Mystery. 8-12)"
The worlds of three Harlem kids collide in an intriguing historical mystery. Read full book review >
BEE by Patricia Hegarty
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"There are few enough books written for very young children about honeybees that this beautiful book is worth a look. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A hexagonal, die-cut window frames a honeybee as she scouts for nectar and then informs her hive of forage. Read full book review >
THE CROOKED SIXPENCE by Jennifer Bell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"An auspicious trilogy opener. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Eleven-year-old Ivy and her brother Seb, 14, discover a surprising parallel world of uncommon objects and people when their grandmother is injured just after Christmas. Read full book review >

ONE LONELY FISH by Andy Mansfield
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"It's a fish-eat-fish world out there; kids need to learn how to count in order to survive. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Count from one to 10 with this nimble concept creation. Read full book review >
ME AND MARVIN GARDENS by Amy Sarig King
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A finely wrought, magical coming-of-age tale with a convincing message. (Fantasy. 9-14)"
King, who writes as A.S. King for teens, offers a mystical, fablelike tale for a younger audience. Read full book review >
LESSER SPOTTED ANIMALS by Martin Brown
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"This ambitious nonfiction picture book uncovering extraordinary, rarely spotlighted creatures is both informative and funny—quite a feat. (glossary, key) (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
Meet the numbat, fairy armadillo, zorilla, banded linsang, hirola, and a world of lesser-known animals. Read full book review >
NEWSPRINTS by Ru Xu
by Ru Xu, illustrated by Ru Xu
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Despite a few rough edges, a promising start. (Graphic science fiction. 11-13)"
An escalating war unites a ragamuffin with a secret and two fugitives with secrets of their own in this steampunk-tinged opener. Read full book review >
A SEASON TO BEE by Carlos Aponte
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Little fashion bugs deserve better. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Fashion Week starring insects. Read full book review >
PLAYING CUPID by Jenny Meyerhoff
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A fast read for budding romance fans, from the Wish series. (Fiction. 8-12)"
At Austen Middle School, seventh grade means the Austen Business Challenge. Latina Clara's project? Matching up couples for the Hot Chocolate Social. Read full book review >
LOVING VS. VIRGINIA by Patricia Hruby Powell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A song of love vs. a cacophony of hate—all in a beautiful model of bookmaking. (timeline, bibliography, credits and sources) (Historical verse fiction. 11-18)"
A powerful and riveting account of an American couple in love when that love was ruled illegal in many American states. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 20, 2017

Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But in Kathleen Kent’s new novel The Dime, her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. “Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing,” our critic writes in a starred review. “Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman.” View video >