COLLATERAL DAMAGE by Patrick Jones
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"Jones is known for his edgy teen fiction, but here edgy gives way to trite. (Fiction. 11-16)"
Tyshawn's father has come back from Afghanistan with a brain injury, and he and his mother have to find ways to cope with the resulting massive changes in their lives. Read full book review >
WHERE'S THE BABOON? by Michaël  Escoffier
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 14, 2015

"In a word: outstanding. (Picture book. 5-12)"
"It's a book! It's a game! It's Super Bookgame!" Read full book review >

CRANE BOY by Diana Cohn
by Diana Cohn, illustrated by Youme
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Gracefully celebrates both a little-known culture and its beloved birds. (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
The black-necked cranes that return to Kinga's village in Bhutan each winter inspire the schoolboy to convince his classmates and the local monks to create a festival in their honor. Read full book review >
FRANK EINSTEIN AND THE BRAINTURBO by Jon Scieszka
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Halfway through the series, the science and the sly (and slapstick) laughs are still going strong. (Science fiction/humor. 6-10)"
Can kid genius Frank Einstein improve on the human body? Read full book review >
THE EARLY CRETACEOUS by Juan Carlos Alonso
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"Eye candy for both serious and casual dinophiles, with an admixture of facts and fancies. (pronunciation guide) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Two accomplished paleoartists invite armchair paleontologists to go eye to eye with 21 dinosaurs and flying reptiles. Read full book review >

A FROZEN HEART by Elizabeth Rudnick
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"This story tries to cater to both younger girls' dreams of being a princess and older girls' desires for both empowerment and romance but misses the mark on both. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
Back story is explored in this novel based on Disney's Frozen.Read full book review >
A HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION IN 50 DISASTERS by Gale Eaton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 6, 2015

"A fascinating volume especially suited for browsing. (glossary, sources and additional resources, endnotes, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Kicking off the History in 50 series, this volume presents 50 stories about disasters that pitted "human civilization against the forces of nature." Read full book review >
I AM COYOTE by Geri Vistein
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"A sensitive, passionate story told from an intriguing point of view. (author's note, further reading) (Fiction. 10-14)"
An imaginative re-creation of the life of one of the first coyotes to inhabit Maine. Read full book review >
FRIEND OR FOE by Brian Gallagher
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 6, 2015

"A lovely and well-written novel whose appeal stateside may be limited by American readers' unfamiliarity with this historic event. (Historical fiction. 8-14)"
Friends from opposite sides unite during Ireland's Easter Rising, 1916. Read full book review >
A BITTER MAGIC by Roderick Townley
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Plenty of magic, a touch of romance, an appealing heroine, and a talking lobster lighten Townley's tale of deadly sibling jealousy. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
After Cisley's mother disappears into the shards of a black mirror during her illusion act, the 12-year-old must discover her own powers to learn whether her mother is alive and how to find her. Read full book review >
GAME OF FLAMES by Robin Wasserman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"If readers are going to pick up and stick with the next book, it may need just a bit more soap opera in it. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
This sequel to Project Alpha (2015) is a soap opera in disguise—and more.Read full book review >
SLEIGHT OF HAND by Natasha Deen
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A brief but powerful look at a teen in trouble. (Fiction. 10-18)"
Javvan, an immigrant to Canada from India, only wanted to impress a girl, but her brother gets him arrested for stealing a car. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Libba Bray
author of LAIR OF DREAMS
August 25, 2015

In Lair of Dreams, the second installment of Libba Bray’s bestselling young adult Diviners series, after a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O'Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. Now that the world knows of her ability to "read" objects, and therefore, read the past, she has become a media darling, earning the title "America's Sweetheart Seer." But not everyone is so accepting of the Diviners' abilities....Meanwhile, mysterious deaths have been turning up in the city, victims of an unknown sleeping sickness. Can the Diviners descend into the dreamworld and catch a killer? “Weaving together a chilling mystery with a truly elusive solution, several poignant love stories, agonizing injustice, terrifyingly monstrous dreams, and even a cameo by legendary psychiatrist Carl Jung, this installment wraps enough up to satisfy but clearly sets the stage for more,” our reviewer writes in a rare starred review. “How will readers stand the wait?” View video >