The Adventures of Piratess Tilly Easter Island by Elizabeth Lorayne
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"An eye-pleasing picture book that offers a winning mix of adventure, science, and poetry, with a strong heroine who invites readers to view the world as a place of natural wonder."
In this second installment of an ecologically based adventure series for children, a young naturalist and ship's captain sails to a remote island and discovers a threat to the local wildlife. Read full book review >
Good Boy, Achilles by Eddie Ellis
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 26, 2016

"A high-quality tear-jerker about man's best friend."
A moving children's tale about the ineffable bond between a boy and a canine as they come to terms with God's plan for them. Read full book review >

A Scary Tail by John O'Driscoll
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 12, 2016

"This offbeat tale delivers a winning mix of quirky humor, real-life dilemmas, plot-propelling canine aeronautics, and a dash of compassion."
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CHILDREN'S AND TEEN

"Pack's teen curators grow a bit wiser, and more lovable, in this latest volume."
In the latest volume of Pack's (Becoming Johanna, 2016, etc.) YA fantasy series, curators Johanna and Jackson try to stave off a Terrorian invasion of the interdimensional library system.

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A GIFT FROM GREENSBORO by Quraysh Ali Lansana
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A book that creatively glances backward and forward, offering hope for an America that wants to be post-racial but isn't yet.(Picture book. 5-10)"
A book that gives voice to a little-known piece of history. Read full book review >

THE PALACE OF MEMORY by Julian Sedgwick
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"Chaos barely contained makes for a thrilling read. (Adventure. 8-11)"
Following the events of series opener The Black Dragon (2016), 12-year-old Chinese-English orphan Danny Woo is once again running for his life, but this time he is not the only one in danger. Read full book review >
MY PET HUMAN TAKES CENTER STAGE by Yasmine Surovec
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 21, 2017

"Sure to please newly independent readers who are pussycat pals. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 6-9)"
What is this "school" place little humans go to? Don't they realize their feline owners are more important? Read full book review >
THE QUEEN IS COMING TO TEA by Linda Ravin Lodding
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"A fanciful offering for those who take tea. (Picture book. 2-5)"
It's time for tea! Read full book review >
BOB AND JOSS GET LOST! by Peter McCleery
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"This clever home-away-home arc with a 'go with the flow' twist has the added bonus of motivating readers' engagement. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Two friends rent a sailboat, get lost, become shipwrecked, and end up on a (seemingly) deserted beach. Read full book review >
ARTEMIS by George O'Connor
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Admire her—from a distance—and don't dis her or her mom. (notes, character profiles, discussion questions, reading lists) (Graphic mythology. 8-14)"
O'Connor offers a portrait of the Wild Goddess of the Hunt as probably the last of the Olympians you'd want to cross. Read full book review >
READY, SET. . .BABY! by Elizabeth Rusch
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Expect older kids to go gaga over this informative little guide. (Picture book. 4-7)"
What to expect when mommy's done expecting. Read full book review >
IF YOU WERE THE MOON by Laura Purdie Salas
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"Orbiting between poetic lullaby and astro-powered essentials, Salas and Kim provide a great addition to a nighttime-window reading shelf and/or early-science classroom. (further reading) (Picture book. 5-8)"
In this inventive and spirited exploration, poetry and science come together to introduce young readers to the role of the moon in our lives here on Earth. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >