THE SECRET KEEPERS by Trenton Lee Stewart
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Fans of The Mysterious Benedict Society (2007) will welcome Stewart's latest puzzling adventure, whose seemingly ordinary hero proves quite extraordinary. (Adventure. 8-12)"
A solitary boy with a penchant for finding "spots where no one would ever think to look" finds a mysterious watch and unravels a series of startling secrets. Read full book review >
THE ADVENTURER'S GUIDE TO SUCCESSFUL ESCAPES by Wade Albert White
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"In this series opener, readers will find a humorous tale of adventure, friendship, and courage, all led by a brown-skinned protagonist. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Enter a world of magick, quests, and dragons with fireball powers in White's debut. Read full book review >

BEAUTIFUL BLUE WORLD by Suzanne LaFleur
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Deeply emotional, compelling, and brilliant. (Fiction. 10-14)"
War is raging in Sofarende, and it will have profound and devastating effects on 12-year-old Mathilde. No one is safe. Read full book review >
RABBIT & ROBOT AND RIBBIT by Cece Bell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Engrossing! (Early reader. 7-9)"
Three's a crowd in Bell's follow-up to Rabbit & Robot: The Sleepover (2012) when Rabbit gets jealous of Robot's new amphibian pal, Ribbit. Read full book review >
GRUMBLES FROM THE TOWN by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"An inventive miss. (Picture book. 5-9)"
This quirky Mother Goose book turns convention on its head. Read full book review >

CAT IN THE NIGHT by Madeleine Dunphy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Intriguing peek into the secret life of cats. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A cat relies on his senses during a nocturnal foray. Read full book review >
SNAIL HAS LUNCH by Mary Peterson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Not as natural as Frog and Toad's clever repartee but a good purchase for children not quite ready for books without pictures but ready for chapters. (Early reader. 6-9)"
Five busy chapters introduce a reticent snail to the glories of a garden. Read full book review >
HOW THIS BOOK WAS MADE by Mac Barnett
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Too funny for its own good. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
A book tells the story of how it was made. Read full book review >
MR. PUTTY & TABBY HIT THE SLOPE by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Simple words can still surprise with adventure and humor. Cowabunga! (Early reader. 6-9)"
Who would have thought that a balding white homebody and his orange cat could become beloved stars of a long-running series for first- and second-graders? Read full book review >
THE MUSIC IN GEORGE'S HEAD by Suzanne Slade
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Bravo! (author's note, illustrator's note, timeline, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Slade illuminates George Gershwin's creative process, from inception to premiere of "Rhapsody in Blue." Read full book review >
THE UNGRATEFUL DEAD by Rose Cooper
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"An amusing if not particularly diverse series entry. (Paranormal fiction. 9-12)"
This sequel to I Text Dead People (2015) finds Anna now not only plagued by ghosts, but by a nasty new stepsister. Read full book review >
PERIJEE AND ME by Ross Montgomery
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Humor carries the day in this British import. (Science fiction. 8-11)"
The shrimplike being washed up near Caitlin's island home has surprising characteristics. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Melissa Sweet
author of SOME WRITER!
September 26, 2016

“SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, two-time Caldecott Honor winner and 2014 Kirkus Prize finalist Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White's granddaughter. “Like Charlotte, Sweet spins a terrific story,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A masterful biography that will enchant young readers.” View video >