THE COW SAID MEOW by John Himmelman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A menagerie of fun that readers will revisit time and time again. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A cacophony of animals sneak their way into an elderly, nearsighted white woman's home to get out of the rain, producing a funny, musical menagerie. Read full book review >
THE BEAR WHO WASN'T THERE by LeUyen Pham
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Look—and laugh out loud. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Where is Bear? Here, there, anywhere? Read full book review >

CANDY PINK by Adela Turin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A simplistic, well-meaning tale. (Picture book. 4-7)"
First published in Italy 40 years ago, this picture book challenges sexism with a story about an anthropomorphic elephant who subverts her community's notions about what girls should look like and how they should behave. Read full book review >
THE BOOK OF HEROINES by Stephanie Warren Drimmer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"This may be a springboard for discussing values if nothing else. (introduction, afterword, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Women, girls, animals, and a few "Daring Dudes" from the dawn of history to the present are feted with short biographies and colorful art. Read full book review >
ALPHONSE, THAT IS NOT OK TO DO! by Daisy Hirst
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Sweet and effective. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's tough having a little brother, even if you're a monster. Read full book review >

ALL ABOUT THAILAND by Elaine Russell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Appreciation for Thailand's heritage will quickly follow the reading of this book. (bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Detailed cultural information about a country that most people in the U.S. may only know about through its food. Read full book review >
 THE TRAITOR OF BELLTROLL by Lindsay Cummings
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Though it lacks depth, the book will connect with its audience. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Albert, Leroy, Birdie, and newcomer Holt make up Team Hydra, a young group of Balance Keepers that have been called upon to save the planet from destruction. Read full book review >
THE PRINCESS IN BLACK TAKES A VACATION by Shannon Hale
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"As always, hilarious; perhaps the strongest Princess in Black outing since the first. (Fantasy. 5-8)"
As the title suggests, the Princess in Black attempts to take a much-needed vacation. Read full book review >
OUT OF TUNE by Gail Nall
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Misses the mark. (Fiction. 8-11)"
A 12-year-old white girl is determined to fulfill her dream of becoming a country-music star. Read full book review >
ABRAKAPOW by Isaiah Campbell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"All the excitement, surprises, and tricks of a magic show. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
An aspiring young magician relocates to a camp for German prisoners of war in Abilene, Texas, in 1944 and inadvertently becomes part of a prisoner escape. Read full book review >
THE BATTLE FOR URTH by Lee  Bacon
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A humorous diversion. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The real world collides with a magical one, accessible through a hidden door in a cheesy fantasy-themed restaurant. Read full book review >
LITTLE BIG GIRL by Claire Keane
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Give to parents hoping to introduce kids to the joy and wonder of a new baby sibling with none of the mess. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The granddaughter of syndicated cartoonist Bil Keane (The Family Circus) offers her own spin on family matters and new baby brothers. 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 >