INSECTS by Sneed B. Collard III
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 21, 2017

"A lighthearted invitation to join the insect-appreciation club: 'Righteous exoskeleton, dude!' (index, glossary) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
The straight, more or less, "poop" on dung beetles, dragonflies ("fighter jets of the insect world"), and the rest of our six-legged overlords. Read full book review >
THE CATAWAMPUS CAT by Jason Carter Eaton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 21, 2017

"A pleasing reminder that finding a new point of view can create positive change. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A sideways-leaning cat strolls into town and sparks a revolution in perspective. Read full book review >

WHEN I GROW UP by Paula Vásquez
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 21, 2017

"Love makes a family, but this may not be the best book to demonstrate this truism. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A duckling wants to be just like his porcine parents when he grows up. Read full book review >
NOT WHAT IT SEEMS by Paula Vásquez
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 21, 2017

"Ultimately the book's concept is too thin and unlikely to sustain interest beyond one reading. (Picture book. 2-4)"
As the title indicates, nothing is what it seems in this Chilean import. Read full book review >
GREEN PANTS by Kenneth Kraegel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 21, 2017

"This quirky kid and his loving family will instantly endear themselves to readers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little boy has a big decision to make when asked to be in his cousin's wedding. Read full book review >

TIDY by Emily Gravett
Kirkus Star
by Emily Gravett, illustrated by Emily Gravett
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 21, 2017

"Alarming, timely, gorgeous, and open-ended, allowing readers the time to think for themselves. (Picture book. 4-8)"
How tidy can a forest become and remain a forest? Read full book review >
WE ARE THE DINOSAURS by Laurie Berkner
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 21, 2017

"In a market teeming with terrible reptiles, this book earns itself a big di-NO. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Here be dinosaurs. Read full book review >
THE MEMORY THIEF by Bryce Moore
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 21, 2017

"With interesting twists, captivating action, and a down-to-earth lead, this adventure is sure to become a new favorite. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Memories are slippery things. Read full book review >
STAR SCOUTS by Mike Lawrence
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 21, 2017

"All scouts—and readers—must now raise their right hands and solemnly swear to read this. (Graphic science fiction. 7-12)"
An alien abduction goes a long way toward curing Avani's new-kid blues. Read full book review >
KARL, GET OUT OF THE GARDEN! by Anita Sanchez
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 21, 2017

"A good introduction to a man in a class by himself. (author's notes, timeline, source notes, resource for readers, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
An inveterate nature lover classifies plants and animals—and changes the world of science forever. Read full book review >
PHONES KEEP US CONNECTED by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 21, 2017

"A bit behind the times but nevertheless a sturdy addition to a venerable series, filling in a ubiquitous device's historical and technological background. (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
A basic explanation for younger children who wonder how telephones work and how they were invented. Read full book review >
WARREN THE 13TH AND THE WHISPERING WOODS by Tania del Rio
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 21, 2017

"Another entry in the 'unfortunate events' genre, kitted out with atmospheric art, unusual book design, and a wonderfully homely protagonist. (Horror. 11-13)"
The world's first ambulatory hotel comes a little too close to a powerful witch's demesne in this sequel to Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye (2015). 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 >