YELLOW DOG by Miriam Körner
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"Heartwarming and optimistic. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Jeremy and his best friend, Justin, seem inseparable until Jeremy's newfound interest in dogs and a mysterious old man threaten their friendship. Read full book review >
HENRY HUNTER AND THE CURSED PIRATES by John Matthews
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"There's nothing exceptional here, but the otherworldly elements and headlong pacing will sweep readers along. (Fantasy/mystery. 10-12)"
In a second brush with the supernatural (following Henry Hunter and the Beast of Snagov, 2016), brainy young sleuth Henry and his faithful chronicler, Adolphus, are kidnapped by undead pirates. Yo ho ho! Read full book review >

THE MOST DANGEROUS THING by Leanne Lieberman
Released: March 7, 2017

"An approachable, earnest, feel-good romance between a white Jewish girl and a Chinese-Canadian immigrant boy provides the flavor for a tale of recovery and empowerment. (Fiction. 13-15)"
An eleventh-grade girl wants to start a relationship but is stymied by depression and anxiety. Read full book review >
SECRETS & SEQUENCES by Gene Luen Yang
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"Nearly every element (especially the bad guys) escalates wildly and successfully in this nifty comp-sci romp. (Graphic science fiction. 8-14)"
The series' overarching plot ramps up in the third entry of the Secret Coders series. Read full book review >
LIFE STEALER by Lene Kaaberbøl
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"A worthy series outing for fans. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
A series of frightening waking dreams entangles trainee witch Clara Ash in a "soul tangle" with a life-destroying revenant. Read full book review >

BASEBALL GENIUS by Tim Green
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"A bunt at best, but Green's a good enough storyteller to keep readers in the game. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Hooking up with a renowned shortstop-turned-publisher, Green shows that the premise of his Football Genius (2007) plays just as well in another sport. Read full book review >
THE BEAST IS AN ANIMAL by Peternelle van Arsdale
Released: March 7, 2017

"Moody, ponderous, and baroque; a good choice for readers with Gothic inclinations. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
In a dark atmospheric fantasy debut, one young woman (like so many adolescents) finds her greatest enemy is the monster within. Read full book review >
THE PAIN EATER by Beth Goobie
Released: March 7, 2017

"Powerfully written, this is not just a story about trauma, but also one of healing. (Fiction. 13-18)"
A thoughtful and sensitive handling of a difficult topic. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"In today's world, it remains more important than ever to remember these survivors. (afterword, photos, characters, glossary) (Memoir. 11-14)"
Michael was only 4 when he miraculously survived the liberation of Auschwitz in January 1945. Read full book review >
A MONTH OF MONDAYS by Joëlle Anthony
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"A solid story that explores themes of family, abandonment, and belonging. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Grade-seven student Suze Tamaki decides whether or not to reconnect with her 10-years-absent mother. Read full book review >
PAYBACK by Gordon Korman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"Action-packed, high-speed fun. (Adventure. 8-12)"
In this trilogy closer, the four escaped clones from Project Osiris are still on the run, trying to avoid capture, discover the truth behind their criminal origins, and rescue the rest of the clones from the clutches of the evil Dr. Hammerstrom. Read full book review >
ARMSTRONG & CHARLIE by Steven B. Frank
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"Unforgettable, well-drawn titular characters are the heart of this deeply moving and laugh-out-loud funny story about family, friendship, integrity, and navigating differences. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Two sixth-grade boys from different worlds are brought together by school desegregation in 1970s Los Angeles. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Brad Parks
author of SAY NOTHING
March 7, 2017

In Brad Parks’ new thriller Say Nothing, judge Scott Sampson doesn’t brag about having a perfect life, but the evidence is clear: a prestigious job. A beloved family. On an ordinary Wednesday afternoon, he is about to pick up his six-year-old twins to go swimming when his wife, Alison, texts him that she’ll get the kids from school instead. It’s not until she gets home later that Scott realizes she doesn’t have the children. And she never sent the text. Then the phone rings, and every parent’s most chilling nightmare begins. A man has stolen Sam and Emma. For Scott and Alison, the kidnapper’s call is only the beginning of a twisting, gut-churning ordeal of blackmail, deceit, and terror; a high-profile trial like none the judge or his wife has ever experienced. Their marriage falters. Suspicions and long-buried jealousies rise to the surface. Fractures appear. Lies are told. “The nerve-shredding never lets up for a minute as Parks picks you up by the scruff of the neck, shakes you vigorously, and repeats over and over again till a climax so harrowing that you’ll be shaking with gratitude that it’s finally over,” our critic writes in a starred review. View video >