SHAKE A LEG, EGG! by Kurt Cyrus
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"For dawdlers everywhere. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A laggard gosling is encouraged to leave its shell and join its family. Read full book review >
TIME NOW TO DREAM by Timothy Knapman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"Time now to savor this lovely offering. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Just the right combination of fairy tale and bedtime book, scary and soothing. Read full book review >

IN THE SPOTLIGHT by Lindsey Leavitt
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"Not much happens, but it's all fun and readily recognizable middle school stuff. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Best friends Piper and Olivia are back for a second outing in The Pages Between Us series. Read full book review >
OLD TRACKS, NEW TRICKS by Jessica Petersen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"A jaunty rhyme and inventive toys-come-to-life spin on challenging the status quo, with especial appeal to fans of all things Thomas. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Three sections of wooden train tracks inspire new ideas and fun. Read full book review >
ANYWHERE FARM by Phyllis Root
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"This pleasant look at gardening in a city setting reflects a growing trend. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Several inner-city children work together to plant seeds and cultivate their own gardens, transforming their little "anywhere farms" into a lush, green community garden covering a vacant city lot. Read full book review >

A BOY CALLED BAT by Elana K. Arnold
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"Comfortably familiar and quietly groundbreaking, this introduction to Bat should charm readers, who will likely look forward to more opportunities to explore life from Bat's particular point of view. (Fiction. 7-10)"
A third-grader becomes fascinated with an orphaned skunk kit and wages a campaign to convince his veterinarian mom that their family should care for the animal until it can be released to the wild. Read full book review >
STAR-CROSSED by Barbara Dee
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"While the plot revolves around Shakespeare's famous tragedy, this story is far from one. (Fiction. 9-13)"
A sweet story of young love amid middle school theatrics. Read full book review >
ALL KINDS OF CARS by Carl Johanson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"The absence of a well-told storyline makes the book feel static, but kids who love cars will enjoy this crazy compendium and will be engaged by the imaginative take on a traditional subject. (Informational picture book. 2-4)"
Can there be room for yet another picture book about cars? Apparently. Read full book review >
A SINGLE STONE by Meg McKinlay
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"A beautiful, sparkling gem. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In an isolated mountain village, seven girls tunnel deep into the earth in order to provide for the well-being of all. Read full book review >
I LOST MY SOCK! by P.J. Roberts
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"Compassionate friendship is demonstrated by two very different yet amiable companions in this amusing scenario. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A lost sock is vexing for Fox, who is looking for its match. Read full book review >
BRONZE AND SUNFLOWER by Cao Wenxuan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"Readers of all ages should be prepared to laugh, cry, and sigh with satisfaction. (historical note, author's note) (Historical fiction. 9-14)"
Set during China's Cultural Revolution (1960s-70s), this import follows the trials and tribulations of a poor, rural family. Read full book review >
I JUST WANT TO SAY GOOD NIGHT by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"If Black Lives Matter, they deserve more specificity than this. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A lushly illustrated picture book with a troubling message. 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 >