When We Were Alone by David Robertson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"Spare, poetic, and moving, this Cree heritage story makes a powerful impression."
In this illustrated book for children ages 4 to 8, a curious girl learns about how her grandmother held on to cultural touchstones when she was a child at a Native American residential school. Read full book review >
TINY CREEPY CRAWLERS by Matt Turner
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"Suitable browsing for fans of all things crazy, creepy, and crawly. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Lice, fleas, ticks, leeches, liver flukes, tapeworms: "Mini bugs rule!" Read full book review >

GOOD MORNING, SUPERMAN! by Michael Dahl
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"An excellent resource for parents attempting to wrangle their little superheroes' powers for good. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Superman greets a new day. Read full book review >
THE SEARCH FOR OLINGUITO by Sandra Markle
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"A compelling account of the solution of a scientific mystery. (source notes, glossary, resources, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A species of mammal newly identified through museum research is found in the wild in Ecuador. Read full book review >
THE GHOSTS IN THE CLOUDS by Katherine Ferrier
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"A mouthwatering recipe for caramels at the end is but one reason young readers will want to check in to this series. (Graphic fantasy. 7-11)"
It's off to the rescue when the Hotel Strange's ghostly concierge is arrested for not scaring people. Read full book review >

SNOWFLAKE IN MY POCKET by Rachel Bright
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"A nicely paced, visually fresh read-aloud treat celebrating friendship. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A snowy day transforms the world for a young squirrel longing to share the experience with his best friend. Read full book review >
THE PALACE OF MEMORY by Julian Sedgwick
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"Chaos barely contained makes for a thrilling read. (Adventure. 8-11)"
Following the events of series opener The Black Dragon (2016), 12-year-old Chinese-English orphan Danny Woo is once again running for his life, but this time he is not the only one in danger. Read full book review >
IF YOU WERE THE MOON by Laura Purdie Salas
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"Orbiting between poetic lullaby and astro-powered essentials, Salas and Kim provide a great addition to a nighttime-window reading shelf and/or early-science classroom. (further reading) (Picture book. 5-8)"
In this inventive and spirited exploration, poetry and science come together to introduce young readers to the role of the moon in our lives here on Earth. Read full book review >
HOW THE QUEEN FOUND THE PERFECT CUP OF TEA by Kate Hosford
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"Droll entertainment that calls out for an international tea party. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
A very proper queen goes on a world tour, visiting children who know both how to make tea and how to entice a royal to come out of her protective shell. Read full book review >
DIVE IN! by Recess Monkey
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"A good way to kick up an overly quiet storytime. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A watery romp not just to read, but to tap, tilt, and tickle. Read full book review >
THE ROCK MAIDEN by Natasha Yim
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"Deftly written but not quite traditional, a pleasing romantic story. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-8)"
A loving wife is turned to stone by a merciful goddess in this story spun from a Hong Kong legend. Read full book review >
A DAY WITH DOGS by Dorothée de Monfreid
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"These pooches get a lot done in a day, and toddlers who follow along will effortlessly pick up some vocabulary to boot. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A ride through Richard Scarry territory with a canine cast. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >