THE BEST MEDICINE by Christine Hamill
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"A cancer story that struggles to evoke either laughter or tears. (Fiction. 10-12)"
This Irish import's 12-year-old narrator laughs to keep from crying. Read full book review >
WHAT A WASTE! by Claire Eamer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"A smart overall survey sprinkled with choice nuggets of garbage lore. Dig in. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Eamer proves that garbage can both be highly entertaining and serve as a backdrop to the human story. Read full book review >

THE HIDDEN LIFE OF A TOAD by Doug Wechsler
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"A book that encourages observation and conservation and may start some young biologists off on their own lifelong quests to understand animals. (glossary, amphibian & toad facts, resources) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
How do toads develop from fertilized eggs? Do toads need saving? Read full book review >
CATCHING AIR by Sneed B. Collard III
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"Though some of the individual animals might be found in other titles, bringing them all together as gliders here makes the book worth a look. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Southeast Asian Draco lizards, North American flying squirrels, and Australian sugar gliders: what do they have in common? Read full book review >
WOLF ISLAND by Ian McAllister
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"Enthralling fare for budding naturalists. (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
The lives of wolves on an island in the Great Bear Rainforest, with photos from a renowned conservationist. Read full book review >

FRESH-PICKED POETRY by Michelle Schaub
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"Sprightly illustrations and engaging rhymes will leave readers eager to sample market bounty. (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
A collection of poems celebrates farmers markets. Read full book review >
THE FOX WISH by Kimiko Aman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"A sweet, compelling yarn that perfectly captures the archetypal childhood synthesis of fantasy and reality. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Wishes come true in this story of an unexpected, interspecies friendship imported from Japan. Read full book review >
CHARLOTTE THE SCIENTIST IS SQUISHED by Camille Andros
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"Loads of charm methodically delivered. (Picture book. 6-8)"
How to find the peace and quiet needed for serious research? Use the scientific method! Read full book review >
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED AT THE MUSEUM... by Davide Cali
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"While some readers may eagerly connect these sights and sensibilities with the Night at the Museum film franchise, this attempt at a rollicking shaggy dog tale will probably occupy urbane, art-loving adults longer than it will their kids. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A boy and his dog encounter dinosaurs and Duchamp on a class trip to the museum. Read full book review >
GOOD NIGHT, MY DARLING BABY  by Alyssa Capucilli
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"An excellent bedtime storybook. (Board book. 1-2)"
Little animals bed down for the night. Read full book review >
RUTABAGA BOO! by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"A joyous celebration of a wonderful bond. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A mother and son's call-and-response tradition keeps them linked even when they aren't together. Read full book review >
MY BEAUTIFUL BIRDS by Suzanne Del Rizzo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 8, 2017

"This story of one frightened little boy who finds strength in caring for animals and uses that strength to comfort other kids is an excellent means of explaining a difficult subject to young children. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-10)"
Sami was feeding his pigeons when his home and his neighborhood were suddenly gone. 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 >