IF I COULD CLIMB TREES by Jeff Minich
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"A sweet, sometimes-rhyming musing on the nature of daydreams from an adorable canine."
A puppy imagines what her life would be like if she could climb trees in this fifth installment of the Nuggies series by Minich and Garcia (Oui Oui, Gigi, 2016, etc.).Read full book review >
The Boy Who Knew Too Much by Cathy Byrd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 21, 2017

"An eclectic mix of mystery, memoir, and the supernatural."
In Byrd's touching debut memoir, a little boy stuns his parents by declaring that he was the baseball player Lou Gehrig in a previous life. Read full book review >

The Color of our Sky by Amita Trasi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2017

"A sad, soulful, and revelatory story about a deeply troubled nation in transition."
A haunting debut novel about two young women in Mumbai that brings the brutal realities of modern India into focus. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 20, 2017

"An effervescently witty, if exhaustive, chronicle of perseverance and the power to overcome the darkest of days."
Stand-up comedian MacGibbon (Never Give in to Fear, 2012) returns in this follow-up memoir, offering a more introspective look at her upbringing and early life. Read full book review >
THUNDER by Erik Daniel Shein
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 17, 2017

"A thrilling, inspiring tale of bravery and family."
A young elephant must reconnect with his herd and face his fears in this middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

THE SAGA OF BRIDGET AND AMANDA by Carole Love Forbes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2017

"A gripping tale of loss and hope that will particularly appeal to champions of women's rights."
Young women in the 17th century struggle to rise above religious oppression, gender inequality and personal misfortune in this debut historical novel. Read full book review >
THE DAHLIA FIELD by Henry Alley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 16, 2017

"A fine collection that explores and celebrates the ebb and flow of gay life."
Gay men struggle to find love in straitened circumstances in this volume of short stories. Read full book review >
HIDDEN ONES by Marcia Fine
HISTORY
Released: March 15, 2017

"A superb read about the sufferings of a crypto-Jewish matriarch in the 17th century."
This saga of crypto-Jews (conversos) during the Inquisition in Mexico holds lessons and warnings for all.Read full book review >
CONDEMN ME NOT by Heather B. Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"A relatable account of a shameful episode in American history, although its sensibility seems overly modern at times."
This historical novel tells the story of Moore's (An Ocean Away, 2017, etc.) ancestor, who was hanged for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts, in the 17th century.Read full book review >
RENEGADE RED by Lauren Bird Horowitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"A bloody, action-stuffed rescue mission in the supernatural world of the Fae."
In Book 2 of Horowitz's (Shattered Blue, 2015) YA fantasy series, The Light Trilogy, a teen's battle with brutal metaphysical forces develops her inner skills. Read full book review >
WEARING THE CAT by H.D. Woodard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"An in-depth look at an officer's bawdy tour of duty."
A debut satirical novel follows one man's adventures as a dentist in the U.S. Navy. Read full book review >
WEARING THE CAT by H.D. Woodard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"A raunchy but memorable military tale."
Woodard (Wearing the Cat: Part One, 2016, etc.) delivers the second installment in his satirical series about a Navy dentist. 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 >