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 >
THINGS THAT GROW by Libby Walden
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"A gem of a small book, thoughtfully made for small hands and, with its heavy paper and sewn binding, loving handling. (Informational picture book. 6-12)"
A compendium of things in the universe that grow—including the universe itself—presented in an illustrated informational picture book divided into chapters. Read full book review >

MY PICTURES AFTER THE STORM by Éric Veillé
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"Droll, imagination-stretching ways to get from here to there, from this to that, from now to later. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A whimsical series of before-and-after images, from the author of The Bureau of Misplaced Dads (illustrated by Pauline Martin, 2015). Read full book review >
UNDER THE UMBRELLA by Catherine Buquet
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"Memorable and instructive without a hint of didacticism. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A grumpy man fights a rainstorm and other pedestrians but learns a lesson when his umbrella goes flying. Read full book review >
SEEKING REFUGE by Irene N. Watts
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"A book that invites close reading, this will spark interest in the plight of all refugees. (glossary) (Graphic historical fiction. 10-16)"
An 11-year-old Jewish girl travels alone from Berlin to Great Britain in the Kindertransport of 1938. Read full book review >
THE CRANE GIRL by Curtis Manley
Kirkus Star
adapted by Curtis Manley, illustrated by Lin Wang
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"More from this team would be a welcome addition to folk-tale collections. (pronunciation guide, author's notes) (Picture book/folk tale. 4-10)"
A popular Japanese folk tale in which a crane pays back an obligation by becoming human is retold with an unusual ending and with haiku-sprinkled prose. Read full book review >
DEEP IN THE WOODS by Christopher Corr
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 2, 2017

"Corr's artwork is a feast for the eyes. Dazzling. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A variety of woodland creatures live in a house they find in the woods until a bear brings disaster; but together they build anew in this retelling of a classic Russian folk tale. Read full book review >
THE CARPENTER by Bruna Barros
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"A joyful invitation to participate in invention. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Creativity abounds in this wordless tale of an overalls-clad adult and similarly dressed child spending time together in a wood shop. Read full book review >
ALL EARS, ALL EYES by Richard Jackson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"Dazzling. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This quiet book explores what happens in a forest as day slips into night. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Yoojin Grace Wuertz
February 27, 2017

In Yoojin Grace Wuertz’s debut novel Everything Belongs to Us, the setting is Seoul in 1978. At South Korea’s top university, the nation’s best and brightest compete to join the professional elite of an authoritarian regime. Success could lead to a life of rarefied privilege and wealth; failure means being left irrevocably behind. For childhood friends Jisun and Namin, the stakes couldn’t be more different. Jisun, the daughter of a powerful business mogul, grew up on a mountainside estate with lush gardens and a dedicated chauffeur. Namin’s parents run a tented food cart from dawn to curfew; her sister works in a shoe factory. Now Jisun wants as little to do with her father’s world as possible, abandoning her schoolwork in favor of the underground activist movement, while Namin studies tirelessly in the service of one goal: to launch herself and her family out of poverty. But everything changes when Jisun and Namin meet an ambitious, charming student named Sunam, whose need to please his family has led him to a prestigious club: the Circle. Under the influence of his mentor, Juno, a manipulative social climber, Sunam becomes entangled with both women, as they all make choices that will change their lives forever. “Engrossing,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “Wuertz is an important new voice in American fiction.” View video >