LOVE by Frédéric Brrémaud
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 15, 2015

"Visually lavish and unforgettable. (Graphic adventure. 6-11)"
A one-eyed fox must fight its way through a dizzying array of dangers to return to what it holds dear. Read full book review >
THE SLEEPWALKER TONIC by Jason Segel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"A solid-enough sequel that slips here and there but leaves readers' goodwill intact. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Charlie Laird faces a dire threat to the Netherworld and the Waking World. Read full book review >

NOMAD by William Alexander
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Alexander is clearly passionate about science, space exploration, and social justice, but he never allows that passion to shortchange the crackerjack adventure. (Science fiction. 11-14)"
Gabriel Sandro Fuentes, 11-year-old ambassador of Earth, fends off an alien invasion. Read full book review >
HOCKEY HERO by Zachary Hyman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A fine look into hockey's heart. (Picture book. 6-9)"
In hockey, there is a tradition: win or lose, you rise to the challenge. Read full book review >
A TOWER OF GIRAFFES by Anna Wright
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"This brief, exquisite overview may well have readers wishing for a sequel—or consulting reference books to find out more collective nouns. (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
From a gaggle of geese to an ostentation of peacocks, a gathering of collective nouns. Read full book review >

ALL ABOUT THE PHILIPPINES by Gidget Roceles Jimenez
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"The large format and attractive, cartoonlike illustrations provide an inviting look at a country not often included in many other resources for children. (websites, index ) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Three cousins representing the diverse cultural groups who inhabit the Philippines take readers on a tour of the many islands that make up the archipelago. Read full book review >
THE COLOR THIEF by Andrew Fusek Peters
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Subtle as a rock but likely to be more effective than many other bibliotherapeutic titles. (Picture book. 6-9)"
The colors leach out of a child's bright world when his father is afflicted with depression. Will they ever return? Read full book review >
HISTORIUM by Jo Nelson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An arbitrary assortment of relics not likely to furnish either the insight or the glimpses of wonder that elevate companion volume Animalium (2014). (timeline, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
An oversized album of archaeological treasures, from an early Stone Age hand ax to a 19th-century tiki pendant. Read full book review >
THE FIRST FLUTE by David Bouchard
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"If a bit patchwork, the package is still powerful. (Picture book/folk tale. 8-12)"
As he has in the past, Bouchard (The Song within My Heart, 2015, etc.) joins talents with a multicultural team, in this case New Zealand-American illustrator Oelze, Kalapuya flautist Jan Michael Looking Wolf, and Dakota translator Goodwill, to present an uplifting tale. Read full book review >
RETURN OF THE FORGOTTEN by Lisa Fiedler
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"A satisfying, exciting, and fitting finale to a memorable mouse saga. (Animal fantasy. 8-12)"
In this final volume of the Mouseheart Trilogy, warrior mouse Hopper seeks his estranged brother while a new traitor threatens the peace of underground Atlantia. Read full book review >
TELL THE STORY TO ITS END by Simon P. Clark
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Savvy readers and would-be writers will love this exploration of story as an art form, a panacea, and an endless part of life. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A boy whose life is turned upside down by paternal scandal finds solace with an imaginary creature who preaches the power and value of storytelling. Read full book review >
THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP by Matt Doeden
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"An enjoyable if unfocused walk through football history. (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
A hodgepodge of football history pivots around the controversial ranking systems. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sara Paretsky
author of BRUSH BACK
July 28, 2015

No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help in Brush Back, the latest thriller from bestselling author Sara Paretsky. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full 25 years for her daughter’s murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. “Paretsky, who plots more conscientiously than anyone else in the field, digs deep, then deeper, into past and present until all is revealed,” our reviewer writes. View video >