THE INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES OF MARY JANE MOSQUITO by Tomson Highway
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A unique, playful offering. (Picture book. 6-10)"
A wingless, friendless mosquito performs a musical in a new town. Read full book review >
KIVIUQ AND THE MERMAIDS by Noel McDermott
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A breathless escapade featuring battles against both monsters and the elements. (glossary) (Picture book/folk tale. 7-9)"
Mermaids prove more of a danger to an Inuit hunter than wild storms and spirits. Read full book review >

WHY CAN'T GRANDMA REMEMBER MY NAME? by Kent L. Karosen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"While purposive, a useful and even beautiful book to offer the many children whose families are affected. (Picture book. 4-10)"
In question-and-answer format, a bibliotherapeutic introduction to Alzheimer's for young children. Read full book review >
SPELLBOUND by Maree Coote
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"As an album of the art form, impressive; as instruction in it, less so. (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
This large-format, 120-page Australian import is an exhaustive exposition of a unique art form, letter art. Read full book review >
HIDING HEIDI by Fiona Woodcock
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A lovely, inventive take on learning to give and take, for older preschoolers and young grade schoolers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little girl has a big talent—blending into the background. Is it fun for all? Read full book review >

THE GREAT BIG BODY BOOK by Mary Hoffman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Cheerful and informative, this is a splendid introduction for humans of all shapes and sizes to share. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
What is a body? Read full book review >
A POEM FOR PETER by Andrea Davis Pinkney
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A loving and forceful reminder that Keats' Peter is our Peter—always. (author's notes, Keats bibliography, resources, photographs) (Picture book/poetry/biography. 6-10)"
A love letter to the man who gave readers the beautiful and enduring image of a black boy in a red hooded snowsuit. Read full book review >
ADRIFT AT SEA by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"An adequate introduction to the Vietnamese refugee journey for young readers (Picture book. 7-10)"
A young Vietnamese boy and his family flee Vietnam in search of a better life. Read full book review >
A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE by Louis Thomas
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A pleasant if somewhat misleading invitation for armchair and lap-sitting travelers. (index) (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
To meet the animals who live there, a young boy travels to different habitats around the world, including his own backyard. Read full book review >
STORIES FROM THE BIBLE by Kathleen Long Bostrom
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"This beautifully illustrated collection will be useful in larger library collections and for reading aloud in Christian families and in church settings. (Religion. 5-9)"
Seventeen well-known stories from the Christian Bible are retold in contemporary language accompanied by intriguing gouache illustrations. Read full book review >
OH, ICK! by Joy Masoff
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A lighthearted compendium of interesting information and engaging, hands-on activities with gobs of kid appeal. (index, credits not seen) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
From arachnids to zits, 114 "ick-speriments, ick-tivities, and ick-splorations" invite young experimenters to investigate the workings of their world. Read full book review >
THE 50 STATES by Gabrielle Balkan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A broadly inclusive invitation to crawl over our country's history, natural and otherwise…and maybe dig a little deeper. (Novelty board book. 4-8)"
An oversized board book with an animal, vehicle, food, activity, and local celebration for each state—capped by a jigsaw-puzzle map. 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 >