OUT OF WONDER by Kwame Alexander
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"A magnificent exploration of the poetic imagination. (Picture book/poetry. 8-14)"
Powerhouse poet Alexander, along with friends Colderley and Wentworth, offers a culturally rich collection of poetic tributes that extends the legacies of poets from around the globe. Read full book review >
CHARLOTTE AND THE ROCK by Stephen W. Martin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"Amusing as well as subtly encouraging about the rewards for patience and working with what you've got. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The pet Charlotte Grey has long wished for and finally gets for her sixth birthday is not what she had in mind. Read full book review >

SHORT STORIES FOR LITTLE MONSTERS by Marie-Louise Gay
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"Frivolity for surface amusement with a touch of poignancy for pondering. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Nineteen short stories explore some enormously funny ideas. Read full book review >
WALK WITH ME by Jairo Buitrago
Kirkus Star
by Jairo Buitrago, illustrated by Rafael Yockteng, translated by Elisa Amado
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"Emotionally resonant in the loveliest of ways. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A lion accompanies a child on a walk home during a day in the city in this wistful tale of parental absence. Read full book review >
DRAGONS AND MARSHMALLOWS by Asia Citro
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"In spite of the book's flaws, dragons are very appealing, and tales for young audiences that model the scientific method are nice to see. (Fantasy. 6-9)"
Zoey discovers that she can see magical creatures that might need her help. Read full book review >

OLGA AND THE SMELLY THING FROM NOWHERE by Elise Gravel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"A bubble-gum crowd pleaser with wide audience appeal. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-10)"
A young girl who prefers science to people discovers an adorable and smelly little creature. Read full book review >
GO BIG OR GO GNOME! by Kirsten Mayer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"Mostly gnomerrific. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A smooth-faced gnome embraces being different. Read full book review >
EVEN MONSTERS NEED TO SLEEP by Lisa Wheeler
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"Even if it doesn't send kids straight off to dreamland, it will keep them looking; snuggled close with a grown-up, that's not all bad. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Rhyming text and detailed, fantastic art invite readers to follow along with little monster's bedtime reading. Read full book review >
THE GOAT by Anne Fleming
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"Lovely. (Fiction. 9-12)"
There's a goat living on the roof of a New York City apartment building—or is it merely an urban legend? Read full book review >
SMARTY MARTY STEPS UP HER GAME by Amy Gutierrez
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"Light on actual baseball action, but the empowerment message comes through loud and clear. (author interview) (Fiction. 8-10)"
A bully's threats complicate a young baseball lover's chance to try her hand at announcing. Read full book review >
AMINA'S VOICE by Hena Khan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"A perfect first book for this new Muslim imprint. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A Pakistani-American girl starting middle school learns how to cope with the changes and challenges she faces at home, at school, and within her close-knit Muslim community. Read full book review >
THE <i>WHYDAH</i> by Martin W. Sandler
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"A fascinating, vivid look at what one shipwreck reveals about the realities of the 'Golden Age of Piracy.' (maps, photos, source notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Sandler tells the exciting true story of the only wrecked pirate ship ever found and the mysteries it revealed. 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 >