EVIE’S BEEN EAVESDROPPING by George Wickham
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 10, 2016

"An appealing and absorbing tale of a young sleuth."
A daring, inquisitive girl tries to save her school from disaster in this debut middle-grade novel. Read full book review >
THE AMAZING SNOWMAN DUEL by Yosef Lapid
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 4, 2017

"Fantastic pictures, enchanting snowman characters, and fluid rhymes will be a draw for winter-loving readers, many of whom will wish they had their own snowman friends to duel with."
What does a snowman do when he's challenged to a fight? His young human friend finds out when everyone in the forest gathers to see the epic duel in the latest in Lapid and Pasek's Snowman Paul series (Snowman Paul at the Concert Hall, 2016, etc.).Read full book review >

WOODY by Porter Schell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 21, 2016

"A joyfully written, American-as-apple-pie tale about what a successful life looks like."
A young baseball star wrestles with disappointment in Schell's debut YA novel. Read full book review >
I MISS MY DADDY by Jill Pike
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 9, 2016

"An honest and raw text that should help children dealing with the loss of a parent."
An elementary school student struggles to cope with his father's death in this debut picture book. Read full book review >
THE AMAZING DINOSAUR DETECTIVES by Maggie Li
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2017

"Dinosaur fans will have no trouble digging up better surveys. (glossary, quiz) (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
A barrage of dino names and facts, with fanciful cartoon illustrations. Read full book review >

MONSIEUR PIERRE by Anne Dana
written and illustrated by Anne Dana
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 18, 2017

"This story provides a charming, warm introduction to Paris for kids, ending on a happy note."
In this debut illustrated children's book for ages 3 to 5, a French octopus gets lonely and leaves his native fountain to explore Paris and beyond. Read full book review >
THE CASE OF THE FORKED ROAD by John Allison
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 17, 2017

"A delightfully quirky series whose eccentric charms haven't faltered. (Graphic mystery/fantasy. 10-14)"
In this seventh installment, the sleuths from Griswold's Grammar School unravel yet another case involving a mysterious portal and a time-bending troublemaker. Read full book review >
POSTED by John David Anderson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 2, 2017

"Kids, and the rest of the world, need more books like this one. (Fiction. 10-14)"
When online bullying crosses over into real life, Eric and his friends do their best to stay out of the cloud of meanness, but it's a big one. Read full book review >
THE NEW OCEAN by Bryn Barnard
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 2, 2017

"Only for readers old enough to handle the idea of environmental catastrophe. (sources, glossary) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
What will happen to jellies, orcas, sea turtles, tuna, corals, and blue-green algae in the "New Ocean" of the future? Read full book review >
WARTHOG by Birdie Black
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 9, 2017

"The winsome warthog is appealing as he blithely hops, splashes, hums, and wanders his way through his day, but it doesn't quite add up to an exciting adventure. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An anthropomorphic warthog encounters items, animals, and plants in quantities from one through 10 while exploring the savanna that surrounds his African home. Read full book review >
GOLDFISH GHOST by Lemony Snicket
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 2, 2017

"A lovely, untrammeled look at a pet's afterlife. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The ghost of a pet goldfish searches for a new home in this newest picture book from Snicket. Read full book review >
THE MAKING OF MOLLIE by Anna Carey
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 2, 2017

"A lovely import with an unusual setting. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
In 1912 Dublin, 14-year-old Mollie Carberry becomes an unexpected suffragist. 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 >