TODAY I FEEL... by Madalena Moniz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Kids are not likely to get the relationships between feelings and representations on their own, but adults may find ways to use the book to draw out their emotions. (Alphabet book. 5-8)"
An alphabet book about feelings. Read full book review >
OFF THE ICE by Julie Cross
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"An engaging and spicy romance that targets sports fans but with a well-developed arc suitable for aficionados of YA love stories."
In a small Minnesota town where life centers on hockey, a past trauma binds two childhood friends together, eventually leading to a close relationship in this YA novel. Read full book review >

WHEN GOD MADE YOU by Matthew Paul Turner
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Still, books that connect individuality, being beloved of God, and using one's God-given talents are few and far between, and with some adult support, this can help fill that gap. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Turner and Catrow celebrate the divine in each person. Read full book review >
MILES MCHALE, TATTLETALE by Christianne Jones
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"Though not a standout, this book fills a niche for those seeking titles dealing with this particular issue of character education. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The titular little chick learns an important lesson about what behaviors need to be reported and which to just let slide. Read full book review >
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 >
CHILDREN OF THE PAST by Lois Miner Huey
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"Though limited in its Western-world perspective, this is an engaging, possibly revelatory look at childhoods of the past and the work of archaeologists. (photos, glossary, bibliography, further information) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Children of the present have more in common than they may think with those who lived hundreds or even thousands of years ago. Read full book review >
A PERFECT VIEW by Cori Doerrfeld
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"A misstep in the series but not so egregious as to completely alienate fans. (Graphic fantasy. 7-11)"
On a camping trip, Cici finds her stubbornness and magic at odds in this third series outing. 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 >
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 >