A MONTH OF MONDAYS by Joëlle Anthony
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"A solid story that explores themes of family, abandonment, and belonging. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Grade-seven student Suze Tamaki decides whether or not to reconnect with her 10-years-absent mother. Read full book review >
THE CARPENTER by Bruna Barros
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"A joyful invitation to participate in invention. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Creativity abounds in this wordless tale of an overalls-clad adult and similarly dressed child spending time together in a wood shop. Read full book review >

THE PRINCE AND THE PORKER by Peter Bently
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"Peachy. (Picture book. 4-7) "
Pignatius the pig learns that clothes make the man—er, prince. Read full book review >
PRISCILLA GORILLA by Barbara Bottner
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"A precious and precocious primate parable sure to please. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Priscilla is not a gorilla, but she sure loves everything about them. Read full book review >
BASEBALL GENIUS by Tim Green
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"A bunt at best, but Green's a good enough storyteller to keep readers in the game. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Hooking up with a renowned shortstop-turned-publisher, Green shows that the premise of his Football Genius (2007) plays just as well in another sport. Read full book review >

LIFE STEALER by Lene Kaaberbøl
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"A worthy series outing for fans. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
A series of frightening waking dreams entangles trainee witch Clara Ash in a "soul tangle" with a life-destroying revenant. Read full book review >
CY MAKES A FRIEND by Ann Marie Stephens
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"A tale of encouragement and gumption, simplified to the point of losing its characterization. (Picture book. 4-8) "
Even mythological creatures can be shy. Read full book review >
IVY by Katherine Coville
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"There is value in escaping to a fairyland with magical creatures and a happy ending, and readers will relish this story in which the bullies are beaten by kindness and compassion, even if it gets a little messy. (Fantasy. 6-9)"
Round little Ivy learns from her kindhearted (if a bit disorganized) grandmother that caring for the sick and injured brings great rewards. Read full book review >
THE CHUPACABRA ATE THE CANDELABRA by Marc Tyler Nobleman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"Fear of the unknown is the overriding theme, and yet there isn't a satisfactory resolution—except for the very plump chupacabra. (Picture book. 4-8)"
What do chupacabras, candelabras, and cucarachas have in common? Read full book review >
TEAM AWKWARD by Katy Birchall
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"Frothy, funny klutziness. (Fiction. 9-13)"
A viral video makes Anna famous for falling into a potted plant in this sequel to The It Girl (2016). Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"In today's world, it remains more important than ever to remember these survivors. (afterword, photos, characters, glossary) (Memoir. 11-14)"
Michael was only 4 when he miraculously survived the liberation of Auschwitz in January 1945. Read full book review >
MAISY'S MOON LANDING by Lucy Cousins
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"'What an adventure!' Fledgling astronauts who pull the levers and tabs that send her there and back will feel like companions on the voyage. (Pop-up picture book. 2-4)"
Maisy finds a new world to conquer. 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 >