SUPER WOMEN by Laurie Lawlor
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 31, 2017

"A handful of new role models, along with light shed on just who made certain significant advances in astronomy, archaeology, biology, medicine, and plate tectonics. (bibliography) (Collective biography. 11-15)"
Inspiring profiles of six 20th-century trailblazers. Read full book review >
SMASH! by Sara Latta
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2017

"Big tech at its biggest; weird science at its weirdest: readers will echo Sophie's 'It's amazeballs!' (glossary, resource lists) (Graphic fiction/nonfiction hybrid. 10-14)"
Two young visitors take simultaneous tours of the world of subatomic particles and of the largest scientific instrument ever built. Read full book review >

PLAGUE! by John Farndon
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2017

"Pass this regrettable title and its companions by. (index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Gory bits of information offered in brief text and amusing cartoon illustrations combine for a quick exploration of various epidemics throughout history. Read full book review >
SEA OTTER HEROES by Patricia Newman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2017

"A thoughtfully organized and attractively presented example of science in the field. (source notes, glossary, bibliography, suggested resources, index). (Nonfiction. 11-16)"
A young scientist's doctoral research reveals a surprising relationship between sea grasses and sea otters in a California bay. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 2017

"A staid but intellectually stimulating excursion across one of modern biology's most promising, and controversial, frontiers. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 11-15)"
"Extinction is essentially a one-way street. Or is it?" Read full book review >

RACIAL PROFILING by Alison Marie Behnke
Released: April 1, 2017

"A courageous historical examination of one of the most critical civil rights issues of our time. (index) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
Not shying away from the historic legacies of U.S. racism and recent high-profile deaths of unarmed people of color, Behnke explores the roots, multiple manifestations, and consequences of this ongoing form of social injustice. Read full book review >
WHAT GIRLS ARE MADE OF by Elana K. Arnold
Released: April 1, 2017

"Unflinchingly candid, unapologetically girl, and devastatingly vital. (author's note) (Fiction. 13-17)"
Pulling back the curtain on the wizard of social expectations, Arnold (Infandous, 2015, etc.) explores the real, knotted, messy, thriving heartbeat of young womanhood. Read full book review >
THE BOLDS TO THE RESCUE by Julian Clary
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2017

"A winner of a sequel, just the ticket for lovers of Roald Dahl. (Fantasy. 7-12)"
When word gets out that their hyena family's succeeded in passing as human, the Bolds' semidetached home in suburban London is besieged by animal refugees hoping to learn their secret. Read full book review >
STRANGERS IN ATLANTIS by Matt Myklusch
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2017

"A mixed continuation of a series that began with promise; here's hoping it picks back up with Volume 3. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A spy, a princess, and a pirate in search of adventure find more than they bargained for when they are kidnapped by a band of pirates and forced to accompany them on a dangerous quest in this sequel to The Lost Prince (2015). Read full book review >
HOW TO STAGE A CATASTROPHE by Rebecca Donnelly
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2017

"Conspiratorial theatrics and all-around good fun. (Fiction. 9-12)"
"Catastrophe is the soul of the theater" in Donnelly's middle-grade debut. Read full book review >
PRETTY FIERCE by Kieran Scott
Released: April 1, 2017

"A page-turner. (Thriller. 12-18)"
Kaia is the daughter of professional assassins whose final job went bad and killed them both. Now, however, Kaia has some reason to believe that her mother might be alive, and she sets out with her boyfriend, Oliver, to find out. Read full book review >
STRANGER THINGS HAVE HAPPENED by Jeff Strand
Released: April 1, 2017

"Best enjoyed with willfully suspended disbelief and a laugh track. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Marcus is a high school freshman whose vomit-inducing stage fright presents a major barrier to his dream of becoming a world-famous magician. 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 >