THE FEARLESS TRAVELERS' GUIDE TO WICKED PLACES by Pete Begler
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"A wildly imaginative, richly textured, and complex fantasy. (map) (Fantasy. 9-12)"
An insecure young girl's quest for her missing mother leads her to Dreamlands, a parallel world of incredible dreams, dark nightmares, and dangerous deceptions. Read full book review >
SUPERMAN SCIENCE by Agnieszka Bishup
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"A serviceable science text for curious and nerdy readers. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
The Man of Steel helps kids learn about science. 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 >
I'M BIG NOW! by Anthea Simmons
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"A warm if at times stilted celebration of all things big girl. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Rhyming text and exuberant art follow a little girl in an interracial family getting used to her status as big sister. Read full book review >
THERE'S A BUG ON MY BOOK! by John Himmelman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"This simple, interactive book about the appearances and movements of things that creep and crawl is elevated by its insistence that all creatures deserve to be respected and handled with care. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
Several small animals commonly considered bugs, as well as a snake and a frog, supposedly land on this book and then leave—for a variety of reasons—each using its own special method of locomotion. Read full book review >

BABY ON BOARD by Marianne Berkes
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"A comforting, informative read even if the rhyme gets a bit carried away. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
A rhyming description of many ways that animals, and people, carry and protect their young. 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 >
BECAUSE I HAD A TEACHER by Kobi Yamada
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"A sweet, soft conversation starter and a charming gift. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A paean to teachers and their surrogates everywhere. Read full book review >
HERE YOU ARE, BABY by Miriam Hathaway
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"A gentle, hopeful collection of aspirations for a new life.(Picture book. 1-4)"
An adult bunny lovingly contemplates what life will be for a newly arrived baby. 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 >
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 >