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 >
3 GO TO LONDON by Oakley Graham
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"At best a low-rent alternative to Jennie Maisels' Pop-Up London (2012). (Novelty. 6-8)"
A tour bus assembled from punch-out parts caps a whirlwind spin from the Tower to Buckingham Palace. Read full book review >
THE BOSSIER BABY by Marla Frazee
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Someone give Frazee a raise. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A new baby sister hands the Boss Baby a demotion. Read full book review >

DINOSAUR RAP by John Foster
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Though the rhymes are rather weak, this book does encourage pretend play, the backmatter is enlightening, and the diversity is refreshing. (Picture book. 2-6)"
On the tail of the Rappy the Raptor books, by Dan Gutman and illustrated by Tim Bowers (2015, etc.), comes this rapping, participatory look at the dinos that lived long ago. Read full book review >
MOMMY'S 26 CAREERS by Keegan Connor Tracy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"No matter how much women move forward, things seem to stay the same. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A mommy can be anything from an actress to a zoologist. Read full book review >
CHLOE ON THE BRIGHT SIDE by Courtney Sheinmel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"On the bright side, maybe things will get better for Chloe and her readers in the next installment. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Determined to find new best friends in her new school, fifth-grader Chloe Silver makes mistakes, but her essential kindness helps her out. Read full book review >
ARCHIE GREENE AND THE ALCHEMISTS' CURSE by D.D. Everest
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"An engaging if not terribly original continuation of an enjoyable series. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
When the words begin to fade from the tomes kept in the Museum of Magical Miscellany, it is up to five young apprentices to rewrite the spells and recapture the power of magic. Read full book review >
A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS by Matt Haig
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Like stockings hung by the fire, this spellbinding opus may well become a yuletide tradition. (Fantasy. 6-13)"
Young Nikolas has a grand adventure while discovering his magical destiny as Father Christmas. Read full book review >
TEDDY & CO. by Cynthia Voigt
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Although the tone is decidedly different from her earlier work, Voigt's writing remains masterful, and her attention continues to be on what makes a family, how we can live together in harmony, and how individuals overcome their difficulties. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
A group of toys lives together on an island, ironing out their differences and sharing small adventures. Read full book review >
WINNER TAKES ALL by Suzy Becker
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A zippy little visit with a likable 10-year-old. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Ten-year-old Kate juggles new and old friendships. 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 >