BESTSELLERS

TAKE HEART, MY CHILD by Ainsley Earhardt
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016
This treacle-sweet book feels like an extended greeting card. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-10)Read full book review >
THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON by Kelly  Barnhill
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016
Guaranteed to enchant, enthrall, and enmagick. (Fantasy. 10-14)Read full book review >

NANETTE'S BAGUETTE by Mo Willems
Kirkus Star
by Mo Willems, illustrated by Mo Willems

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 25, 2016
Laugh-out-loud fun for all. (Picture book. 3-6)Read full book review >
FRAZZLED by Booki Vivat
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016
A hilarious Asian-American heroine guaranteed to provoke laughs—not anxiety. (Fiction. 8-13)Read full book review >
THE BEAR ATE YOUR SANDWICH by Julia Sarcone-Roach
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 6, 2015
Young readers and listeners will laugh out loud as they closely examine the pictures and find the jokes in this highly interactive urban adventure. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >

WE FOUND A HAT by Jon Klassen
by Jon Klassen, illustrated by Jon Klassen

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 11, 2016
Beguiling. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >
THE WAY THINGS WORK NOW by David Macaulay
Kirkus Star
by David Macaulay, illustrated by David Macaulay

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016
Necessary for every library, personal or otherwise. (index) (Reference. 11-15)Read full book review >
WHEN THE SEA TURNED TO SILVER by Grace Lin
Kirkus Star
by Grace Lin, illustrated by Grace Lin

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016
This beautifully told companion to Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (2009) and Starry River of the Sky (2012) offers lyrical storytelling, bringing "us to places we have never dreamed of." (author's note, book list) (Fantasy. 8-12)Read full book review >
SOME WRITER! by Melissa Sweet
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016
A masterful biography that will enchant young readers. (author's note, afterword, timeline, source notes, bibliography, about the art) (Biography. 7-12)Read full book review >
THE HAMMER OF THOR by Rick Riordan

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016
An entertaining sequel that will whet fans' appetites for the next installment. (Fantasy. 10-14)Read full book review >
RIVER ROSE AND THE MAGICAL LULLABY by Kelly Clarkson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016
Clarkson's fans may like this, but Kenny Loggins' Footloose, illustrated by Tim Bowers (2016), is a superior zoo adventure/song combo. (Picture book. 3-7)Read full book review >
RAD WOMEN WORLDWIDE by Kate Schatz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016
More inspiration than documentation but definitively global in scope, a happy contrast to so many Eurocentric "world" surveys. (Collective biography. 11-15)Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >