STAR SCOUTS by Mike Lawrence
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 21, 2017

"All scouts—and readers—must now raise their right hands and solemnly swear to read this. (Graphic science fiction. 7-12)"
An alien abduction goes a long way toward curing Avani's new-kid blues. Read full book review >
NEMESIS by Brendan Reichs
Released: March 21, 2017

"Hooked readers will be tapping their fingers waiting for the sequel. (Thriller. 12-16)"
Reichs follows up his Virals series (co-written with his mother, Kathy Reichs) with a new series about imminent human extinction. Read full book review >

WHAT A WASTE! by Claire Eamer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"A smart overall survey sprinkled with choice nuggets of garbage lore. Dig in. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Eamer proves that garbage can both be highly entertaining and serve as a backdrop to the human story. Read full book review >
OUT OF WONDER by Kwame Alexander
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"A magnificent exploration of the poetic imagination. (Picture book/poetry. 8-14)"
Powerhouse poet Alexander, along with friends Colderley and Wentworth, offers a culturally rich collection of poetic tributes that extends the legacies of poets from around the globe. Read full book review >
BRONZE AND SUNFLOWER by Cao Wenxuan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"Readers of all ages should be prepared to laugh, cry, and sigh with satisfaction. (historical note, author's note) (Historical fiction. 9-14)"
Set during China's Cultural Revolution (1960s-70s), this import follows the trials and tribulations of a poor, rural family. Read full book review >

AMINA'S VOICE by Hena Khan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"A perfect first book for this new Muslim imprint. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A Pakistani-American girl starting middle school learns how to cope with the changes and challenges she faces at home, at school, and within her close-knit Muslim community. Read full book review >
WHEN MY SISTER STARTED KISSING by Helen Frost
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"Frost pulls out all the stops in this heartwarming tale of family in the remaking: everything a novel-in-poems should be. (Verse fiction. 10-16)"
A young girl and her sister share a pivotal summer at the lake with their family. Read full book review >
HELLO, UNIVERSE by Erin Entrada Kelly
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"An original and resonant exploration of interconnectedness and friendship. (Fiction. 9-12)"
The lives of several middle school children intersect one summer day, as if by fate. Read full book review >
A SINGLE STONE by Meg McKinlay
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"A beautiful, sparkling gem. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In an isolated mountain village, seven girls tunnel deep into the earth in order to provide for the well-being of all. Read full book review >
THE GOAT by Anne Fleming
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"Lovely. (Fiction. 9-12)"
There's a goat living on the roof of a New York City apartment building—or is it merely an urban legend? Read full book review >
THE PANTS PROJECT by Cat Clarke
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"A fine addition to LGBTQ children's literature. (Fiction. 9-12)"
In a few months, Liv effects a major change in his new middle school's antiquated dress code while simultaneously acquiring the courage to come out as transgender. Read full book review >
FOREVER, OR A LONG, LONG TIME by Caela Carter
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"Poetic and meditative, this emotionally enthralling novel undresses assumptions with purpose and hope. (Fiction 8-12)"
Flora and Julian are a team. They have to be: after moving from foster home to foster home, the only permanence is in each other. 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 >