WILD ANIMALS OF THE SOUTH by Dieter Braun
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 9, 2017

"An impressive display of wonders in the animal world, a treat for browsers. (Informational picture book. 5-12)"
This companion to Wild Animals of the North (2016) portrays 88 common and lesser-known wild animals native to the Southern Hemisphere. Read full book review >
BIG BLUE FOREVER by Anita Miettunen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 1, 2017

"A fascinating story curiously told. (author's note, resources, credits, bibliography) (Informational picture book/nonfiction. 5-12)"
A whale that died off Canada's East Coast gets a new life as an exhibit in a West Coast museum. Read full book review >

MARINE SCIENCE FOR KIDS by Josh Hestermann
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 1, 2017

"Ideal for middle school classrooms and any marine science enthusiast. (glossary, resources, selected bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 9-16)"
Water covers more than 70 percent of the Earth and provides plenty of opportunity for scientific exploration and investigation. Read full book review >
SOLDIER BOY by Keely Hutton
Released: June 13, 2017

"Unapologetically searing and catastrophically truthful, a reminder to readers that it demands much to meet harsh realities with impossible courage. (afterword) (Historical fiction. 13-18)"
Spanning the conflict-laden years of Uganda's recent history, this debut novel-meets-biography is based on the true story of a former enslaved child soldier who escaped and found his own salvation in providing sanctuary for children who suffered a similar fate. Read full book review >
GRANDFATHER AND THE MOON by Stéphanie Lapointe
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 16, 2017

"An undeniable if imperfect gem. (Graphic novel. 10-13)"
"It's so easy not to notice a man of few words." Read full book review >

RESTART by Gordon Korman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 30, 2017

"Korman's trademark humor makes this an appealing read. (Fiction. 9-14)"
Will a bully always be a bully? Read full book review >
THE HIGH NOTE by Harmony Jones
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 27, 2017

"A light and fluffy wish-granting machine. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Boy-band Abbey Road and their gal pal Lark return. Read full book review >
14 HOLLOW ROAD by Jenn Bishop
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 13, 2017

"A readable novel that won't linger long in anyone's memory. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Tornadoes aren't supposed to happen in Hitchcock, Massachusetts. Read full book review >
THE QUEST TO THE UNCHARTED LANDS by Jaleigh Johnson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 13, 2017

"A full-throttle fanfare for those with a predilection for alchemy, adventure, and a little anarchy. (map, glossary) (Steampunk. 11-15)"
Well-behaved girls seldom make history…or save ill-fated airships from menacing saboteurs. Read full book review >
THE SAND WARRIOR by Mark Siegel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 2, 2017

"A headlong, if visually busy, opener for what promises to be a rare adventure. (Graphic science fiction. 10-13)"
A sudden attack on the world of Mon Domani and its inhabited moons drives a young dancer, a street urchin, and an illegal android together. Read full book review >
SPIRIT RIDING FREE by Suzanne Selfors
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 2, 2017

"A wild ride that will make spirits soar. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Finishing school is no place for an adventurous, high-energy girl, so when Fortuna "Lucky" Esperanza Navarro Prescott's widower father is called west to supervise the railroad's last push to the Pacific, she begs to accompany him. Read full book review >
FOLLOW ME BACK by A.V. Geiger
Released: June 6, 2017

"A dysfunctional romance about a dysfunctional romance. (Thriller. 12-16)"
Two teens develop a Twitter relationship. 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 >