THE HEARTLESS TROLL by Øyvind Torseter
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 7, 2016

"No, the princess doesn't really get her due—but at least the horse survives. (source note) (Graphic folk tale. 8-11)"
A dark, old tale recast in a lighter vein, featuring a young prince, a captive princess, and a troll with a hidden heart. Read full book review >
CATLANTIS by Anna Starobinets
by Anna Starobinets, translated by Jane Bugaeva, illustrated by Andrzej Klimowski
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A must for those seeking culturally diverse literary experiences. (Fantasy. 7-12)"
Baguette knows he can travel in time, but can he save the nine lives of all of catkind? Read full book review >

PASS THE PANDOWDY, PLEASE by Abigail Ewing Zelz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 15, 2016

"Not so much a history of food as history with food—a way of adding a bit of spice to general studies of the past. (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
A tempting tasting platter of foods and eating customs in diverse times and places. Read full book review >
WILF THE MIGHTY WORRIER BATTLES A PIRATE by Georgia Pritchett
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Wilf's determined efforts to confront and overcome his fears add a bit of subtext, but the series is already treading water in its second episode. (Farce. 9-11)"
Once again wimpy Wilf has to overcome some of his many phobias to save the planet from the "biddly boddly baddest most evil man in the whole wide worlderoony." Read full book review >
CURSE OF THE BOGGIN by D.J. MacHale
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Readers will be rooting for this tenacious kid as he keeps a steady head and stays just a step or two ahead of creepy beings conjured from a supernatural world. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Marcus O'Mara's world is turned upside down when he begins to see frightening apparitions while at school serving detention. 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 >
BROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION by Susan Goldman Rubin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A rich, compelling story of the many people who stood up to racial inequality, risking significant danger and hardship for the cause of justice. (photos, timeline, bibliography, source notes, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
This behind-the-scenes story of the people and events leading to the landmark Brown v. Board of Education's Supreme Court decision shows that even if the justice sought may be simple, getting it is long and complicated. Read full book review >
NATURE by Thomas Hegbrook
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A book to return to over a broad range of ages. (Picture book. 3-10)"
A set of wordless images invites browsers to wonder and speculate about the natural world. Read full book review >
THE OMINOUS EYE by Tracey Hecht
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A welcome return of the colorful and curious trio—their next can't arrive soon enough. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
The protectors of the forest return to face a monstrous new threat in the sequel to The Mysterious Abductions (2016). Read full book review >
WORD OF MOUSE by James Patterson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 12, 2016

"With smart witticisms to launch each quick-paced chapter, Isaiah is truly a mouse that roars. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Prolific Patterson and frequent collaborator Grabenstein offers this charming tale of Isaiah, a blue (yes—bright blue!) mouse, and his effort to break his family out of a very bad place. Read full book review >
FLIP THE BIRD by Kym Brunner
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"An engaging story of a young teen finding what's most important in his life. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Fourteen-year-old Mercer Buddie is a falconer-in-training wanting desperately to earn the Best Apprentice pin and prove himself to his father at the same time. Read full book review >
THE MAGICIAN'S KEY by Matthew Cody
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Depth and complexity are added to great effect in this second installment. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Following the events of The Peddler's Road (2015), 12-year-old Max is desperate to return to the Summer Isle where her brother, Carter, is trapped with the children the Pied Piper led away from the town of Hamelin. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Morgan Matson
July 25, 2016

The Unexpected Everything is a YA feel-good story of friendship, finding yourself, and all the joys in life that happen while you’re busy making other plans. Andie has a plan. And she always sticks to her plan. Future? A top-tier medical school. Dad? Avoid him as much as possible (which isn’t that hard considering he’s a Congressman and he’s never around). Friends? Palmer, Bri, and Toby—pretty much the most awesome people on the planet, who needs anyone else? Relationships? No one’s worth more than three weeks. So it’s no surprise that Andie’s got her summer all planned out too. Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer pre-med internship, and lands both she and Dad back in the same house together for the first time in years. Suddenly she’s doing things that aren’t Andie at all. “Romance fans will find plenty to enjoy, as Andie gradually lets down her guard and risks the messy and unpredictable wonder of first love,” our reviewer writes. “A novel best read on a lazy summer day with sand between the toes.” View video >