SHORT STORIES FOR LITTLE MONSTERS by Marie-Louise Gay
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"Frivolity for surface amusement with a touch of poignancy for pondering. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Nineteen short stories explore some enormously funny ideas. Read full book review >
WALK WITH ME by Jairo Buitrago
Kirkus Star
by Jairo Buitrago, illustrated by Rafael Yockteng, translated by Elisa Amado
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"Emotionally resonant in the loveliest of ways. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A lion accompanies a child on a walk home during a day in the city in this wistful tale of parental absence. Read full book review >

DRAGONS AND MARSHMALLOWS by Asia Citro
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"In spite of the book's flaws, dragons are very appealing, and tales for young audiences that model the scientific method are nice to see. (Fantasy. 6-9)"
Zoey discovers that she can see magical creatures that might need her help. Read full book review >
OLGA AND THE SMELLY THING FROM NOWHERE by Elise Gravel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"A bubble-gum crowd pleaser with wide audience appeal. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-10)"
A young girl who prefers science to people discovers an adorable and smelly little creature. Read full book review >
GO BIG OR GO GNOME! by Kirsten Mayer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"Mostly gnomerrific. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A smooth-faced gnome embraces being different. Read full book review >

EVEN MONSTERS NEED TO SLEEP by Lisa Wheeler
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"Even if it doesn't send kids straight off to dreamland, it will keep them looking; snuggled close with a grown-up, that's not all bad. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Rhyming text and detailed, fantastic art invite readers to follow along with little monster's bedtime reading. Read full book review >
THE GOAT by Anne Fleming
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"Lovely. (Fiction. 9-12)"
There's a goat living on the roof of a New York City apartment building—or is it merely an urban legend? Read full book review >
SMARTY MARTY STEPS UP HER GAME by Amy Gutierrez
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"Light on actual baseball action, but the empowerment message comes through loud and clear. (author interview) (Fiction. 8-10)"
A bully's threats complicate a young baseball lover's chance to try her hand at announcing. Read full book review >
AMINA'S VOICE by Hena Khan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"A perfect first book for this new Muslim imprint. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A Pakistani-American girl starting middle school learns how to cope with the changes and challenges she faces at home, at school, and within her close-knit Muslim community. Read full book review >
THE <i>WHYDAH</i> by Martin W. Sandler
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"A fascinating, vivid look at what one shipwreck reveals about the realities of the 'Golden Age of Piracy.' (maps, photos, source notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Sandler tells the exciting true story of the only wrecked pirate ship ever found and the mysteries it revealed. Read full book review >
WAKE UP! by Helen Frost
Kirkus Star
by Helen Frost, photographed by Rick Lieder
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"Stunning as ever: another irresistible imperative from Frost and Lieder to get up and out into nature. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Nature's littlest creatures figure large in this poetic portrait of their early movements. Read full book review >
COME ON IN, AMERICA by Linda Barrett Osborne
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"A slim volume big on historical information and insight. (timeline, source notes, credits) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A wide-ranging exploration of World War I and how it changed the United States forever. 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 >