ABC GULLS by Beth Rand
by Beth Rand, illustrated by Beth Rand
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"Kids without a frame of reference will still get a kick out of these goofy gulls. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Take a seaside location, add a colony of gulls and the alphabet, and the result is a clever abecedary specific to Maine. Read full book review >
HOW TO MAKE A PEANUT BUTTER, JELLY AND KUNG FU SANDWICH by Jason Bays
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"A zanily cluttered exploration of format and style that transcends its pages into the digital world. (Graphic fantasy. 6-11)"
In this action-packed graphic offering, a nervous young boy and his fearless robot companion fight to save everyone's favorite sandwich fixings from a nefarious fowl. Read full book review >

THE GAUNTLET by Karuna Riazi
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"A solid middle-grade fantasy and an auspicious debut. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A young hijabi finds herself, her brother, and her friends trapped in a very dangerous game. Read full book review >
SNAIL AND WORM AGAIN by Tina Kügler
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"Again! Again! (Picture book/early reader. 4-7)"
Three funny stories about two fast friends. Read full book review >
DAD AND THE DINOSAUR by Gennifer Choldenko
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"Dads get it: being brave takes work…and a dinosaur. (Picture book. 5-8)"
With Dad on his side, a kid finds it easier to be brave. Read full book review >

MAMA'S KISSES by Kate McMullan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"A sweet bedtime tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In a rain forest, four animal mamas search for their rambunctious, not-at-all-tired babies so they can put them to bed. Read full book review >
I WILL LOVE YOU by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"Syrupy-sweet and not likely to strike a chord with young readers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A mother compares her love for her child to the delights of nature they share together. Read full book review >
HOW TO RAISE A MOM by Jean Reagan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"Still, this may be just the ticket for harried moms who want to point out all they do for their kids and get a little help in return—sly fun in other words. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mothers finally get their due from Reagan and Wildish, who instruct readers on how to raise a happy and healthy mom. Read full book review >
IF I COULD CLIMB TREES by Jeff Minich
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"A sweet, sometimes-rhyming musing on the nature of daydreams from an adorable canine."
A puppy imagines what her life would be like if she could climb trees in this fifth installment of the Nuggies series by Minich and Garcia (Oui Oui, Gigi, 2016, etc.).Read full book review >
SUPER WOMEN by Laurie Lawlor
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 31, 2017

"A handful of new role models, along with light shed on just who made certain significant advances in astronomy, archaeology, biology, medicine, and plate tectonics. (bibliography) (Collective biography. 11-15)"
Inspiring profiles of six 20th-century trailblazers. Read full book review >
BUDDHISM by Harriet Brundle
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2017

"With limitations, a valuable asset to any caregiver or library collection interested in expanding the horizons of the very young. (glossary, index) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
An exploration of religion and Buddhism for the youngest seekers, one of six major religions introduced in this British educational publisher's new Your Faith series. Read full book review >
SMASH! by Sara Latta
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2017

"Big tech at its biggest; weird science at its weirdest: readers will echo Sophie's 'It's amazeballs!' (glossary, resource lists) (Graphic fiction/nonfiction hybrid. 10-14)"
Two young visitors take simultaneous tours of the world of subatomic particles and of the largest scientific instrument ever built. 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 >