WHO LET THE GODS OUT? by Maz Evans
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"Weaknesses aside, fans of Percy Jackson will devour this and hope that the gods send a sequel. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A semiorphaned boy accidentally discovers that the gods are real and finds himself drawn into an ancient mythological war with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Sound familiar? Read full book review >
JAKE THE FAKE KEEPS IT REAL by Craig Robinson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"A fast and funny alternative to the Wimpy Kid. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Black sixth-grader Jake Liston can only play one song on the piano. He can't read music very well, and he can't improvise. So how did Jake get accepted to the Music and Art Academy? He faked it. Read full book review >

HEAR THE WOLVES by Victoria Scott
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"Short but powerful, with edge-of-your-seat suspense, this is one journey that should remain in readers' memories. (Adventure. 8-14)"
A 12-year-old girl tries to fight off hungry wolves in this survival story. Read full book review >
BLOOMING AT THE TEXAS SUNRISE MOTEL by Kimberly Willis Holt
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"Endearing and imperfect, Stevie establishes immediate rapport with readers. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Thirteen-year-old Stevie thought her mother's father was dead—until her parents' unexpected deaths result in her traveling from New Mexico to her grandfather's motel in Texas. Read full book review >
CILLA LEE-JENKINS by Susan Tan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"In the end, this book is too difficult for most of the 7-year-old readers who would like Cilla and features too young a protagonist to interest 10-year-olds ready for books of this length. (Fiction. 7-10)"
An aspiring author grapples with change in her family. Read full book review >

THE LOTTERYS PLUS ONE by Emma Donoghue
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"For all the Lotterys' apparent eccentricity, the novel delves into universal themes of family relationships that will resonate with readers from all backgrounds. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The Lotterys, a family very much of our century, star in this story about the true meaning of acceptance and belonging. Read full book review >
ARMY BRATS by Daphne Benedis-Grab
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"Nonmilitary kids should enjoy seeing the challenges and fun of living on base. A series, perhaps? (Fiction. 8-12)"
The Bailey family adjusts to life on a military post for the first time. Read full book review >
THE PRINCESS AND THE PAGE by Christina Farley
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"A smart, peppery, action-packed plot teams up with playful, astute characters. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
A magical pen leads 12-year-old white Keira Harding on a dark fairy-tale adventure. Read full book review >
JACK LONDON AND THE KLONDIKE GOLD RUSH by Peter Lourie
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"A gripping and harrowing true adventure story and a penetrating look into the formative experiences of a writer, one of the first to become a worldwide celebrity. (photos, timeline, glossary, bibliography, index) (Biography. 8-12)"
Jack London went to the Klondike at the age of 21 to find gold but instead found inspiration for stories and novels that made him one of the richest and most famous authors of his time. Read full book review >
NO FEAR! by Steve Moore
by Steve Moore, illustrated by Steve Moore
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"Diary of a (wanna-be) sporty kid. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 8-12)"
There's no stigma to "sitting the pine"—being relegated to the bench is all about perspective. Read full book review >
GONE CAMPING by Tammera Will Wissinger
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"An uplifting tale showing what fun may be had when one summons the courage to head into the woods and off the grid. (bibliography) (Verse novel. 6-9)"
A much-anticipated family camping trip goes slightly awry. Read full book review >
PERCY, DOG OF DESTINY by Alison McGhee
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"Percy doesn't seem to have much of a destiny beyond chasing his favorite ball, but perhaps that is the point. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A black-and-white dog plays with his canine pals at a dog park, culminating in an encounter with a feisty, ball-stealing squirrel. 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 >