LIFE ON MARS by Jon Agee
Kirkus Star
by Jon Agee, illustrated by Jon Agee
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Bursting with quiet wit and gorgeous Martian vistas. Simply masterful. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Is there life on Mars? Read full book review >
THIS HOUSE, ONCE by Deborah Freedman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Tender, comforting, and complex. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-8)"
Softly, poetically, an unseen narrator explores a house and what it is made of. Read full book review >

LITTLE FOX IN THE FOREST by Stephanie Graegin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A wordless picture book that makes a great read. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A small child, a fox, and the deep forest: not a grim tale at all but rather a magical journey culminating in an act of mutual kindness. Read full book review >
SEE YOU IN THE COSMOS by Jack Cheng
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Riveting, inspiring, and sometimes hilarious. (Fiction. 10-14)"
If you made a recording to be heard by the aliens who found the iPod, what would you record? Read full book review >
FROGKISSER! by Garth Nix
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Great fun with heart. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
Princess Anya goes questing to fulfill a promise to her sister. Read full book review >

THE GOLDFISH BOY by Lisa Thompson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"This empathetic debut is a middle-grade whodunit with a very special heart. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Matthew is the Jimmy Stewart of this Rear Window for middle graders. Read full book review >
DOROTHEA LANGE by Carole Boston Weatherford
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A fine introduction to an important American artist. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
"One of the leading documentary photographers of the twentieth century" comes to life in Weatherford's latest historical work. Read full book review >
THE MANY REFLECTIONS OF MISS JANE DEMING by J. Anderson Coats
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Ignore the lackluster title and cover. This one's a keeper. (Historical fiction. 8-14) "
A hardscrabble frontier girl finds happiness in hard work and compromise. 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 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 >
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 >
HELLO SPRING! by Shelley Rotner
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"Informative fun; engaging photography. (glossary) (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
The changes from winter into spring—especially in the northeastern U.S.—are illustrated with numerous colored photographs. 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 >