A PSALM FOR LOST GIRLS by Katie Bayerl
Released: March 14, 2017

"Plot and pacing could be tighter, but packed with vivid cultural scenery, this ambitious debut offers readers a journey worth taking. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Tess da Costa was believed to work miracles but lost street cred after failing to find Ana, a child abductee; when, months after Tess dies, Ana's found alive, Tess appears slated for sainthood—unless her sister, Callie, can stop it. Read full book review >
STAR-CROSSED by Barbara Dee
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"While the plot revolves around Shakespeare's famous tragedy, this story is far from one. (Fiction. 9-13)"
A sweet story of young love amid middle school theatrics. Read full book review >

THE <i>WHYDAH</i> by Martin W. Sandler
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"A fascinating, vivid look at what one shipwreck reveals about the realities of the 'Golden Age of Piracy.' (maps, photos, source notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Sandler tells the exciting true story of the only wrecked pirate ship ever found and the mysteries it revealed. 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 >
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 >

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 >
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 >
WHO KILLED CHRISTOPHER GOODMAN? by Allan Wolf
Released: March 14, 2017

"A heartfelt, intricate examination of what underlies human behavior. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 13-17)"
The day after a summer festival, two teenagers find the body of a schoolmate by the side of a road. 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 >
SAYING GOODBYE TO LONDON by Julie Burtinshaw
Released: March 14, 2017

"This flawed teen-pregnancy novel suffers from inconsistent characterization and confusing third-person narration. (Fiction. 13-17) "
Two Vancouver, British Columbia, teens discover they're expecting a baby and must overcome differences to choose ideal adoptive parents. Read full book review >
ONE TRICK PONY by Nathan Hale
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"Hale blends adventure, aliens, an apocalyptic future, and folklore into an easy-to-read stand-alone. (Graphic science fiction. 8-12)"
In the future, the extraterrestrial Pipers devour electrical devices while threatening human lives and forcing them to regress to pre-electrical technology. Read full book review >
THE METROPOLITANS by Carol Goodman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"This historical hodgepodge begs the question, what is this book really about? (Historical adventure. 10-14) "
What happens when a small group of misfits collide in the Metropolitan Museum of Art on the day Pearl Harbor is attacked? They stumble haphazardly into an Arthurian mystery that has Nazi ties, and it is somehow up to them to save New York from a Nazi terrorist attack, of course. 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 >