THE BAD GUYS IN MISSION UNPLUCKABLE by Aaron Blabey
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Another uproarious romp that explores what it is to be good as well as do good. (Fiction. 7-11)"
The foursome of reformed villains returns with a new mission and new team member in a continued effort to repair their reputations in Blabey's (The Bad Guys, 2017) rollicking sequel. 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 >

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 >
MAKING BOMBS FOR HITLER by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A well-told story of persistence, lost innocence, survival, and hope. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
"You can make beauty anywhere," Lida's mother always used to say, but can Lida retain her humanity as a young Ukrainian child in a Nazi slave labor camp during World War II? 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 >

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 >
FROGKISSER! by Garth Nix
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Great fun with heart. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
Princess Anya goes questing to fulfill a promise to her sister. 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 >
THE GOLDFISH BOY by Lisa Thompson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"This empathetic debut is a middle-grade whodunit with a very special heart. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Matthew is the Jimmy Stewart of this Rear Window for middle graders. Read full book review >
SLAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU by R.L. Stine
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Disposable paperback chills from Jovial Bob Stine. (Humorous horror. 6-10)"
Stine's Slappy returns to sneer and scare. Read full book review >
THE DOLL'S EYE by Marina Cohen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"An ever present and always-growing sense of dread accompanied by an atmosphere of chills and mystery make this perfect for reading in the closet under the cover of night. (Horror. 8-12)"
You know what they say: be careful what you wish for…. Read full book review >
GRANDPA'S GREAT ESCAPE by David Walliams
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"This Dahl-esque tale may not be quite scrumdiddlyumptious, but it's a mostly entertaining one. (Historical fiction. 7-10)"
Jack and his grandfather, a former RAF pilot, are inseparable, even though Grandpa's grasp on reality is slipping. 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 >