THE DRAGON'S PRICE by Bethany Wiggins
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Skip. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
Formulaic fantasy-romance enlivened by an innovative take on dragon treasure. Read full book review >
EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL IS NOT RUINED by Danielle Younge-Ullman
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Younge-Ullman's subtle approach to narrative pacing allows readers to accompany Ingrid on her journey to fully confront and accept her past as she discovers her own true voice. (Fiction. 13-17)"
On a three-week wilderness adventure in Northern Ontario arranged by her mother, Ingrid is tested in unexpected ways. Read full book review >

OPTIMISTS DIE FIRST by Susin Nielsen
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Another lovely outing from Nielsen. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Consumed with guilt over the death of her baby sister, a girl struggles simply to get through each day. Read full book review >
THE EDUCATION OF MARGOT SANCHEZ by Lilliam Rivera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Not only is Margot experiencing an identity crisis, the book is too. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A Puerto Rican teenager spends the summer working in her father's South Bronx supermarket, where she experiences myriad unfortunate developments. Read full book review >
RONIT & JAMIL by Pamela L. Laskin
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"At once romantic and revealing, an important window into contemporary conditions in the Middle East. (Verse fiction. 14-18)"
A timeless tale of star-crossed love set amid modern-day conflict. Read full book review >

LONG MAY SHE REIGN by Rhiannon Thomas
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"A thoughtful and thrilling tale. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
The mass poisoning of a royal court leaves a girl suddenly queen. Read full book review >
BEAUTIFUL BROKEN GIRLS by Kim Savage
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Haunting and mesmerizing. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
After two sisters commit suicide, the boy next door traces the notes one left behind for him. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Thoughtful and brimming with justified teen angst, Kearney's fast-paced tale offers illuminating insights into the perils and rewards of self-discovery. (Verse fiction. 12-18)"
A college-age adoptee searches for her birth mother. Read full book review >
DOMINION by Shane Arbuthnott
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Though some of the physics may leave some readers dizzy, feisty young Molly will keep them grounded in this page-turning mystical adventure. (Steampunk. 10-14)"
A steampunk adventure forces its young protagonist to choose which side she's on. Read full book review >
HOW NOT TO DISAPPEAR by Clare Furniss
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Gorgeous, compelling, and painful, though subtle as a brick—or a baby. (Fiction. 14-17)"
A long-lost great-aunt, a positive pregnancy test, and a road trip across England. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 17, 2017

"This adaptation will diminish Red Cloud's legacy, perpetuate negative stereotypes, and provide incorrect information to young readers: skip. (afterword, acknowledgments, timeline, glossary, historical sites, further information, index) (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
In 1868, Red Cloud, a respected Oglala chief, led an intertribal war against the U.S. Army and won. Read full book review >
WHEN MORNING COMES by Arushi Raina
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2017

"This timely reminder of the power and passion of young people contextualizes current student protests by honoring those of the past. (historical note, glossary, glossary sources) (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
In her debut novel, Raina applies the now-familiar "teenage girl takes on the government" trope to the Soweto uprising of June 1976. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 20, 2017

Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But in Kathleen Kent’s new novel The Dime, her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. “Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing,” our critic writes in a starred review. “Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman.” View video >