MY EPIC BATTLE TO SAVE THE WORLD by P.J. Hoover
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A decent sophomore dig that won't require heavy excavation. (glossary, notes) (Fantasy. 11-14)"
Combatting the god of chaos as he siphons every last drop of light from the sun is a prime excuse for skipping science camp. Read full book review >
PURSUED by Gary Urey
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Still, Urey writes a solid adventure, with engaging protagonists, a neat gimmick, and a cliffhanger ending; here's hoping the sequel irons out the bumps. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
With a background in theater, Urey presents an action-packed tale that keeps its protagonists one step ahead of the criminals who want their high-tech transporters. Read full book review >

WITCH SWITCH by Sibéal Pounder
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Plenty of zany fun in the land of the little witches. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Another wild romp in Sinkville follows Witch Wars (2016) as Tiga and her friends try to solve the mystery of disappearing witches. Read full book review >
FAMILY GAME NIGHT AND OTHER CATASTROPHES by Mary E. Lambert
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Although broken parents are common fodder these days, this debut story is a standout. (Fiction. 9-14)"
"It's like trying to save the Titanic by bailing water with a teaspoon." That's how Annabelle regards her life ever since her mother's hoarding took over the house and her father left. Read full book review >
ONE BLOOD RUBY by Melissa Marr
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"What a mess. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
Marr (Seven Black Diamonds, 2016) continues the story about tension among various factions of the fae and their fight against humans. Read full book review >

THE DOLL'S EYE by Marina Cohen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"An ever present and always-growing sense of dread accompanied by an atmosphere of chills and mystery make this perfect for reading in the closet under the cover of night. (Horror. 8-12)"
You know what they say: be careful what you wish for…. Read full book review >
THE GOLDFISH BOY by Lisa Thompson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"This empathetic debut is a middle-grade whodunit with a very special heart. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Matthew is the Jimmy Stewart of this Rear Window for middle graders. Read full book review >
WILD LILY by K.M. Peyton
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Not up to the standards of Peyton's best. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
With this book, the 86-year-old Peyton celebrates her 70th year as a published author. Read full book review >
OTHERWISE KNOWN AS POSSUM by Maria D. Laso
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Laso's posthumously published first novel goes down smooth as sweet tea. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
The passage of time, a contest, and good friends help a grieving 11-year-old move on from the death of her mother and baby brother. Read full book review >
VELOCITY by Chris Wooding
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"An action-packed, wild ride with unexpected twists and turns and characters readers care about—call it a dystopia with heart. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
Centuries after the Omniwar left much of the planet uninhabitable, Maximum Racing, the pre-eminent extreme sport, delivers vicarious thrills on reality TV; winning a race with a homebuilt car earns two teens in a remote, hardscrabble town a chance to race against professionals and star in the world's deadliest competition. Read full book review >
A RAMBLER STEALS HOME by Carter Higgins
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Fans of quiet, nostalgic stories about team spirit should enjoy this debut effort. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A rambling girl learns the meaning of home. Read full book review >
MUTANT RAT ATTACK! by Jay Cooper
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A gassed-up, gaseous spy story without much spying. (Adventure. 7-12)"
Until recently, Dexter Drabner only dreamed of being a world-famous secret spy. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Laini Taylor
March 27, 2017

In bestselling YA writer Laini Taylor’s new fantasy novel, Strange the Dreamer, the dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever. What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving? “Lovers of intricate worldbuilding and feverish romance will find this enthralling,” our critic writes. View video >