SHERLOCK SAM AND THE MISSING HEIRLOOM IN KATONG by A.J. Low
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A funny, fast-paced mystery with many Singapore-specific details that provide cultural flavor. (list of characters) (Mystery. 7-9)"
A new kid-detective series offers a cross-cultural twist. Read full book review >
DOLLARS & SENSE by Elaine Scott
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"An informative primer on how money functions that doesn't trigger the dismal science's snooze button. (glossary, resources, index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
A sporty guide to the wide, weird world of money. Read full book review >

HUNDRED PERCENT by Karen Romano Young
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A lovely, lovely tale full of warmth, humor, and intelligence that validates its readership. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Two white, female best friends enter sixth grade, and their friendship becomes complicated. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A frontier adventure that spotlights one of the many significant roles ethnic Chinese played in American history. (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
Themes of racial discrimination, saving nature, and food and cooking are braided seamlessly in this picture-book biography. Read full book review >
THE BLOOD-BOUND OATH by Alexis E. Fajardo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"What Rick Riordan did for the Greek gods, Fajardo has done for 'Beowulf': magnificent. (character list) (Graphic fantasy. 7-13)"
"Beowulf" reimagined. Read full book review >

THE JOLLEY-ROGERS AND THE GHOSTLY GALLEON by Jonny Duddle
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A pleaser for young swashbucklers. (glossary) (Fantasy. 8-10)"
It's living pirates vs. the other sort when ghost buccaneers repeatedly ransack the town of Dull-on-Sea. Read full book review >
THE LAST CHERRY BLOSSOM by Kathleen Burkinshaw
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Tragedy and hope collide in this promising middle-grade debut. (afterword, bibliography, glossary, statistics about Hiroshima) (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
Japanese native Yuriko Ishikawa lives in Hiroshima with Papa, Aunt Kimiko, and annoying cousin Genji during the turmoil of World War II in Burkinshaw's historical novel. Read full book review >
PIGSTICKS AND HAROLD AND THE PIRATE TREASURE by Alex Milway
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A silly gem of a chapter book. (Adventure. 7-10)"
Pig Pigsticks and hamster Harold return for a third installment of their odd-couple story for newly independent readers. Read full book review >
INSPECTOR FLYTRAP by Tom Angleberger
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Three cases and lunch! What more could you need? Happily, Volume 2, The President's Mane Is Missing, publishes simultaneously. (Humor. 6-9)"
Inspector Flytrap is here to solve your "BIG DEAL" mysteries…foolishness in every case file guaranteed. Read full book review >
STILL A WORK IN PROGRESS by Jo Knowles
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A poignant window and mirror into the lives of families affected by a health disorder. (Fiction. 11-14)"
For eighth-grader Noah, juggling school, friends, and hormones would be simple enough. Unfortunately, there is also the Thing We Don't Talk About, which looms over his family life. Read full book review >
SLINGSHOT AND BURP by Richard Haynes
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Active and entertaining, with a mid-20th-century feel. (Adventure. 6-9)"
Two rough and tough wannabe cowboys have some adventures while trying to avoid their sisters. Read full book review >
WHERE ARE YOU GOING, BABY LINCOLN? by Kate DiCamillo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A loving and sweet addition to the Deckawoo Drive series. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Baby Lincoln has always yielded to her older sister, Eugenia, but now it is time to take a stand. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
author of SEINFELDIA
August 22, 2016

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s new bestseller Seinfeldia is the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of two guys who went out for coffee and dreamed up Seinfeld —the cultural sensation that changed television and bled into the real world. Comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld never thought anyone would watch their silly little sitcom about a New York comedian sitting around talking to his friends. NBC executives didn’t think anyone would watch either, but they bought it anyway, hiding it away in the TV dead zone of summer. But against all odds, viewers began to watch, first a few and then many, until nine years later nearly 40 million Americans were tuning in weekly. In Seinfeldia, TV historian and entertainment writer Armstrong celebrates the creators and fans of this American television phenomenon, bringing readers behind-the-scenes of the show while it was on the air and into the world of devotees for whom it never stopped being relevant, a world where the Soup Nazi still spends his days saying “No soup for you!” “Armstrong’s intimate, breezy history is full of gossipy details, show trivia, and insights into how famous episodes came to be,” our reviewer writes. “Perfect for Seinfeldians and newcomers alike.” View video >