THE WORLD'S GREATEST DETECTIVE by Caroline Carlson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 16, 2017

"A whodunit that fails to intrigue. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Following the disappearance of his parents, 11-year-old Toby is passed from relative to relative before landing with his uncle Gabriel, a master detective. Read full book review >
ORPHAN ISLAND by Laurel Snyder
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 30, 2017

"This charming, engrossing tale set in a vividly realized world is expertly paced and will appeal to fans of wilderness adventure stories and character-driven relationship novels alike. (Fiction. 9-13)"
When the bell rings and the green boat emerges from the mist, gliding up into the cove, Jinny knows that it is time: time for her beloved Deen to leave and for a new child to take his place. Read full book review >

THE MOON PLATOON by Jeramey Kraatz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 2, 2017

"A cosmic adventure that fails to attain escape velocity. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Two weeks spent at a luxury resort on the moon prove to be much more dangerous than a group of young people can imagine. 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 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 >

IDENTIFY by Lesley Choyce
Released: April 18, 2017

"Definitely worth exploring for those completely new to gender fluidity or anxiety issues in teens, as it makes a good primer, but not a deep, character-driven read. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A pair of teens under stress finds comfort in each other. Read full book review >
10 ROUTES THAT CROSSED THE WORLD by Gillian Richardson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 11, 2017

"A mostly satisfying mix of history and geography for the curious armchair traveler. (bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
A broad picture of roads and trails from many parts of the world and many eras. Read full book review >
TUCKER GRIZZWELL'S WORST WEEK EVER by Bill Schorr
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 4, 2017

"For fans of the funny papers—and goodness knows, there are many. (Graphic fiction. 7-12)"
A middle school-age bear has a tough week. Read full book review >
YOGA FOR YOU by Rebecca Rissman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2017

"Like most yogis it's not perfect—but it's an economical and nonthreatening way to begin a yoga practice. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Clean layout, swirly page decorations, simple explanations, and a friendly tone will help this title find its preteen audience. Read full book review >
ROYCE ROLLS by Margaret Stohl
Released: April 4, 2017

"A smart, satirical edge separates this Hollywood chick-lit from many others. (Fiction. 12-18)"
White high school senior Bentley Royce's reality TV world and her family are falling apart. There's no promise of another season for Rolling with the Royces, but can Bent make this one a record-setter and keep her family together? Read full book review >
STAY by Katherine Lawrence
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2017

"Millie's reactions to the events of an emotionally trying time are affecting and realistic. (Verse/fiction. 8-12)"
A novel in verse tells the story of Millie's 11th year. Read full book review >
AGAINST THE ODDS by Amy Ignatow
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 30, 2017

"A fantastic hybrid of novel and graphic novel, this is a fine selection for both reluctant readers and anyone who enjoys an exuberant combination of spot-on humor and nail-biting suspense. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 10-16)"
A small group of young teens who have suddenly acquired bizarre superpowers are back for a second romp. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 20, 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 >