FRIEND OR FOE by Etta Kaner
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Unvarnished infotainment, cross-purposed and more suitable for casual browsing than focused research. (bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
An album of scary, dangerous, or revolting creatures—all of which have better sides. Read full book review >
HILO by Judd Winick
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A wholeheartedly weird and wonderful tale of friendship, acceptance, and robots. (Graphic science fiction. 7-12)"
Hailing from a big family of overachievers, D.J. feels largely unexceptional until he meets a strange boy who falls from the sky and helps him realize his potential. Read full book review >

LIBBY AND THE CLASS ELECTION by Shana Muldoon Zappa
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"It's enough better than the first to give some hope for the next 10 books. (Fantasy. 7-11)"
Immediately following (and published simultaneously with) Sage and the Journey to Wishworld (2015), people-pleasing Star Darling Libby travels to the Wishworld to grant a wish during student-council elections.Read full book review >
SAGE AND THE JOURNEY TO WISHWORLD by Shana Muldoon Zappa
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Complicated, retrograde, and very sparkly. (Fantasy. 7-11)"
A new student at the academy for Wish-Granters joins a specially selected group for secret missions. Read full book review >
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN by Adam Mansbach
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"A mildly enjoyable if open-ended romp. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
The author of Go the Fuck to Sleep (2011) joins Zweibel to craft a (somewhat) more conventional tale, featuring a seventh-grader who gets unexpected help navigating middle school rapids.Read full book review >

THE GREEN BICYCLE by Haifaa Al-Mansour
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"A winningly told story of struggle, solidarity, and optimism. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Curious, creative, and strong-willed Wadjda stages small acts of rebellion at her girls' school in Riyadh. Read full book review >
LEADING LINES by Chantel Guertin
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Pippa's fresh, up-to-date voice is muted by her misery, making for gray-tone images rather than the dynamism of color. (Fiction. 11-18)"
Pippa Greene is back in her hometown trying to sort out her confusing relationship with Dylan. Read full book review >
EDEN'S WISH by M. Tara Crowl
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Imaginative but uneven. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A 12-year-old genie longs to live outside her lamp. Read full book review >
THE <i>DEFIANT</i> by M. Quint
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A quirky, fast-moving sea odyssey with a diverse and well-realized cast. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Six students at a San Francisco middle school for misfits become an unlikely crew of seafarers after a disaster. Read full book review >
TRUE HEROES by Jonathan Diaz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Broad streaks of sentimentality, particularly in the pictures, but the worthy purpose shines through. (Short stories. 8-12)"
In this unusual pro bono gathering, 21 children struck by cancer are worked into elaborately staged photographs and then into matching stories created by as many Utah authors. Read full book review >
ONCE UPON A LINE by Wallace Edwards
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"The artwork is captivating, finding the pen stroke is challenging, and the text will spark some animated conversation. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Great-Uncle George was a magician whose "enchanted pen" has created an array of fancifully surreal illustrations, each begun with the same-shaped pen stroke and each accompanied by a brief story starter. Read full book review >
HOT PINK by Susan Goldman Rubin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"A studied account of the innovative and impulsive fashion legend that's likely to inspire budding designers of any age. (author's note, Schiaparelli facts, bibliography, notes, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
The life story of the trailblazing designer. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jenny Han
July 6, 2015

In Jenny Han’s P.S. I Still Love You, Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once? In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of makes it so amazing. View video >