STRANGER by Rachel Manija Brown
Released: Nov. 13, 2014

"A first-rate page turner that leaves its own compelling afterimage. (Science fiction/fantasy. 13-18)"
Yes, it's another post-apocalyptic series opener, but it's infused with a generous spirit—call it a utopian dystopia. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A highly entertaining and culturally authentic romp. (Graphic adventure. 9-14)"
Camper's lighthearted, full-color graphic novel highlights lowrider culture. Read full book review >

DREAMING IN INDIAN by Lisa Charleyboy
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Original and accessible, both an exuberant work of art and a uniquely valuable resource. (Anthology. 12-18)"
Who are North American Indians today? For answers, meet the poets, fashion models, chefs, scientists, Olympians, YouTube stars, graphic artists, activists, athletes and many others featured in this vibrant, kaleidoscopic anthology. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"An important story clearly and engagingly told by an experienced science writer. (author's note, glossary, source notes, bibliography, further resources, index) (Nonfiction.12-16)"
To the surprise of many, some wildlife flourishes in Chernobyl, Ukraine, more than 25 years after the explosion at the nuclear power plant there. Read full book review >
BLUE MOUNTAIN by Martine Leavitt
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"A timeless yet fresh story that beautifully connects readers to the natural world. (Fantasy. 8-14)"
A middle-grade story rich in natural setting and life lessons. Read full book review >

ON TWO FEET AND WINGS by Abbas Kazerooni
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"Readers are often promised unforgettable protagonists—this memoir delivers one. (author's note) (Memoir. 9-14)"
Abbas and his mother are about to board a plane for Turkey when authorities order her to remain in post-Revolution Iran with his father, Karim; Abbas, at Karim's insistence, flies alone to Istanbul to stay and apply for a British visa—he is 9. Read full book review >
MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME by Stephanie Perkins
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"It's that rarest of short story collections: There's not a single lump of coal. (Short stories. 12-18)"
Holidays meet romance in a Christmas- and Hanukkah-themed collection featuring some of teen fiction's most prominent names. Read full book review >
JESUS JACKSON by James Ryan Daley
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Smart and sweet, comforting and moving. (Fiction. 12-16)"
When high school football hero Ryan Stiles is found dead at the bottom of a ravine, the only person not consumed by grief is his younger brother. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Timely, important, appropriately focused and interesting. (extensive chapter notes, sources, suggestions, index) (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
Scientists and engineers from around the world work to harness the power of ocean waves, testing their ideas in an Oregon research lab and the stormy seas off the Oregon coast. Read full book review >
THE FALL by Bethany Griffin
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A standout take on the classic haunted-house tale replete with surprises around every shadowy corner. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
A girl struggles to fight the haunted family house that binds her to it in this reimagining of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher." Read full book review >
BEETLE BUSTERS by Loree Griffin Burns
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A splendid example of science controversy in everyday life. (author's note, resources, glossary, bibliography and acknowledgements, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
Will chopping down 33,000 trees in Worcester, Massachusetts, save other forests from the destructive Asian longhorned beetle? Read full book review >
STRIKE! by Larry Dane Brimner
Released: Oct. 6, 2014

"With an appealing design and many black-and-white photographs, this paints a vivid, detailed picture of an important labor movement and its controversial yet inspiring leader. (author's note, further reading, websites, places to visit, source notes, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
A skillful, compelling account of the complicated history of César Chávez and the farm workers movement, set in the context of the social and political tensions of the times. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Chelsea Cain
author of ONE KICK
November 17, 2014

Best-selling thriller writer Chelsea Cain "kicks" off a new series of thrillers starring former kidnapping victim Kick Lannigan, a thorough badass if we've ever seen one. We ask Cain what it was like spending time with her new creation. View video >