ONE MINUTE TILL BEDTIME by Kenn Nesbitt
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A dreamy collection of bedtime poems and witty illustrations that's anything but sleepy. (Poetry. 4-10)"
A substantial compilation of new poems for children by over 130 poets. Read full book review >
THE INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES OF MARY JANE MOSQUITO by Tomson Highway
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A unique, playful offering. (Picture book. 6-10)"
A wingless, friendless mosquito performs a musical in a new town. Read full book review >

UNDER THE ASHES by Cindy Rankin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Readers are sure to overlook craft flaws as they fall in love with spunky Beth. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Debut author Rankin breathes life into the story of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Read full book review >
KIVIUQ AND THE MERMAIDS by Noel McDermott
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A breathless escapade featuring battles against both monsters and the elements. (glossary) (Picture book/folk tale. 7-9)"
Mermaids prove more of a danger to an Inuit hunter than wild storms and spirits. Read full book review >
WHY CAN'T GRANDMA REMEMBER MY NAME? by Kent L. Karosen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"While purposive, a useful and even beautiful book to offer the many children whose families are affected. (Picture book. 4-10)"
In question-and-answer format, a bibliotherapeutic introduction to Alzheimer's for young children. Read full book review >

SPELLBOUND by Maree Coote
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"As an album of the art form, impressive; as instruction in it, less so. (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
This large-format, 120-page Australian import is an exhaustive exposition of a unique art form, letter art. Read full book review >
DESTINATION: SPACE by Christoph Englert
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"An indigestible jumble likely to be left on the launch pad by many of the available higher-powered surveys. (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
A tour of the universe, from the Big Bang to today's search for life on other worlds. Read full book review >
A POEM FOR PETER by Andrea Davis Pinkney
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A loving and forceful reminder that Keats' Peter is our Peter—always. (author's notes, Keats bibliography, resources, photographs) (Picture book/poetry/biography. 6-10)"
A love letter to the man who gave readers the beautiful and enduring image of a black boy in a red hooded snowsuit. Read full book review >
ADRIFT AT SEA by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"An adequate introduction to the Vietnamese refugee journey for young readers (Picture book. 7-10)"
A young Vietnamese boy and his family flee Vietnam in search of a better life. Read full book review >
A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE by Louis Thomas
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A pleasant if somewhat misleading invitation for armchair and lap-sitting travelers. (index) (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
To meet the animals who live there, a young boy travels to different habitats around the world, including his own backyard. Read full book review >
STORIES FROM THE BIBLE by Kathleen Long Bostrom
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"This beautifully illustrated collection will be useful in larger library collections and for reading aloud in Christian families and in church settings. (Religion. 5-9)"
Seventeen well-known stories from the Christian Bible are retold in contemporary language accompanied by intriguing gouache illustrations. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"An accessibly written, engaging introduction to a remarkable giant of science. (photos, further research, glossary, bibliography) (Biography. 9-12)"
This informative overview of the life and work of Marie Curie, one of the world's most famous scientists, recounts her remarkable life, from growing up in her native Poland under repressive Russian rule to her several decades of groundbreaking research in radioactivity. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >