CRAZY MESSY BEAUTIFUL by Carrie  Arcos
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"This satisfying and unconventional love story explores the various meanings of the word. (Fiction. 13-18)"
Neruda Diaz carries around his legendary namesake's poems, but they haven't helped him find the love he desperately seeks. Read full book review >
THE BEATLES by Jason Quinn
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A lively and informal look at the young Beatles. (Beatles facts) (Graphic biography. 10-14)"
This introduction to the Beatles during their formative years in the late 1950s and early '60s reveals their struggle to reach "the toppermost of the poppermost" of the rock-music world. Read full book review >

A TRAGIC KIND OF WONDERFUL by Eric Lindstrom
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"An intimate and affecting portrait of mental illness helmed by an achingly real protagonist. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A girl grapples with bipolar disorder as she tries to mend broken friendships and find herself. Read full book review >
ULTIMATE OCEANPEDIA by Christina Wilsdon
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"A stimulating plunge for casual browsers and serious students alike. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
A compendium of all things oceanic, from surface to depths, covering biology, geology, coasts, climatic phenomena, and human use and abuse. Read full book review >
MOTOR GIRLS by Sue Macy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"Macy wheels out another significant and seldom explored chapter in women's history. (index, statistics, source notes, annotated reading list) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
Well-documented proof that, when it came to early automobiles, it wasn't just men who took the wheel. Read full book review >

Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"Feeling like an expanded fashion blog or magazine column, this book should find its audience. (bibliography, further information, index, photographs, source notes) (Nonfiction. 13-18)"
Style consultant and former monthly style columnist McGraw offers insight on body image, media messages, and clothing as a tool for young women. Read full book review >
DOGS AT WAR by Connie Goldsmith
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"A smart salute to MWD that deserves a wide readership beyond dog lovers and military buffs. (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
As we come to appreciate more and more the emotional and sentient lives of animals, take a moment to consider the military working dog. 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 >
OUR OWN PRIVATE UNIVERSE by Robin Talley
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"An important and heartfelt contribution to contemporary teen lit about queer women: hopeful, realistic, and romantic, Talley's newest is sure to satisfy. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A diverse story of first times and finding oneself. Read full book review >
GORILLA DAWN by Gill Lewis
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A riveting survival adventure with an important message. (Fiction. 9-14)"
A child soldier and a park ranger's son rescue an infant gorilla. Read full book review >
HE WHO DREAMS by Melanie Florence
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"This novel allows young readers to embrace their own heritages and realize they stand on the shoulders of all their ancestors. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Living on his Cree mother's Aboriginal reserve but looking like his redheaded Irish father, narrator John McCaffrey struggles to discover where he belongs. Read full book review >
LOVING VS. VIRGINIA by Patricia Hruby Powell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A song of love vs. a cacophony of hate—all in a beautiful model of bookmaking. (timeline, bibliography, credits and sources) (Historical verse fiction. 11-18)"
A powerful and riveting account of an American couple in love when that love was ruled illegal in many American states. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 14, 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 >