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 >

THUNDER UNDERGROUND by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"A thoughtful exploration of nature expressed in poetry that should open the eyes of children to unseen worlds. (Picture book/poetry. 6-10)"
Twenty-one poems that center on the uncommon idea of things "underground." Read full book review >
REFORMED by Justin Weinberger
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"A pale imitation of Gordon Korman's best. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Will Ian's friendships survive bully school? Will he survive? Read full book review >
EVERYTHING'S CHANGED by Julie Sternberg
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"An urban story that explores the universal themes of integrity, trust, and respect in relationships. (Fiction. 8-11)"
A 10-year-old girl copes with a family move as well as challenges with both new and old friends in this third book about Celie Valentine. Read full book review >

NIGHT WITCHES by Kathryn Lasky
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"Despite quibbles, it's sure to satisfy fans of Carolyn Meyer, Dear America, and Lasky's own previous World War II fiction. (Historical fiction. 12-15)"
A rarely told story of sisterhood, passion, and survival during World War II. Read full book review >
DEFENDER OF THE REALM by Mark Huckerby
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"A thrilling mashup of history and fantasy. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A reluctant heir to the throne learns that the king of England's job is more dangerous and fantastic than he imagined. Read full book review >
OLD TURTLE by Douglas Wood
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"Adults searching to explain the mysteries of life to patient children will find these three a reverent answer. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The third Old Turtle story is a companion to the previous two (Old Turtle, illustrated by Cheng-Khee Chee, 1992, and Old Turtle and the Broken Truth, illustrated by Jon J Muth, 2003) and focuses on defining the purpose of life. Read full book review >
AMERICAN PHAROAH by Shelley Fraser Mickle
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"Quibbles aside, Pharoah is himself an inspiration, and most horse-loving children will hang on every word.(Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A racehorse biography for middle graders. Read full book review >
A HOUSE WITHOUT MIRRORS by Mårten Sandén
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"A thought-provoking read that will linger long after the last page. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Family dysfunction receives mystical resolution in this Swedish import by Astrid Lindgren winner Sandén. Read full book review >
THE HUNT FOR THE HUNDREDTH KEY by Geronimo Stilton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"The simplistic mysteries and silly jokes are in line with other series outings, 'special edition' status notwithstanding. (Graphic adventure. 6-9)"
Geronimo Stilton teams up with his sister, Thea, and cousin Trap to solve the mystery of a long-lost castle recently rediscovered in spooky woods. Read full book review >
ON THE FAR SIDE OF THE MOON by Alex Irvine
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"Uninspired: reads and looks like a rough draft. (timeline, bibliography) (Graphic nonfiction. 11-13)"
An account of the first moon landing, with special focus on Michael Collins, the astronaut who stayed aloft in the command module. 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 >