THE CABINET OF SOULS by Jo Ann Ferguson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 26, 2016

"Fans of the movie may enjoy it. (Horror. 8-12)"
A demon catches four young teens on Halloween, intending to turn them into monsters. Read full book review >
BATTLE OF THE BANDS by Jen Calonita
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 26, 2016

"A fast read frothing over with sugary pep and cuteness. (Fiction. 7-12)"
A preteen superfan must defend her favorite boy band when a new group tries to steal their spotlight. Read full book review >

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST by Mahlon F. Craft
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 26, 2016

"A beautiful retelling that may well daunt readers accustomed to the far shorter picture-book texts of today. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Lush, intricate oil paintings distinguish this retelling of Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont's 18th-century version of the familiar fairy tale. Read full book review >
MY GYM TEACHER IS AN ALIEN OVERLORD by David Solomons
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 19, 2016

"Wildly funny. (Adventure. 8-12)"
In this sequel to My Brother is a Superhero (2015), it's up to totally ordinary 11-year-old Luke to save the planet. Read full book review >
CLICK HERE TO START (A NOVEL) by Denis Markell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 19, 2016

"A winner for mystery enthusiasts. (Mystery. 10-13)"
When 12-year-old Ted Gerson goes to see his dying Great-Uncle Ted at the hospital, little does he know he's about to embark on a real-life escape-the-room game, his favorite kind of computer game. Read full book review >

THE FEARSOME FOURSOME by John Esposito
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 19, 2016

"Neither funny nor frightening, but it will have an audience. (Horror. 8-11)"
Librarian of the Haunted Mansion (and nominal "author") Amicus Ravenswood tries to outfright four 12-year-old tale spinners. Read full book review >
JESS'S STORY by Christine Heppermann
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 19, 2016

"Delightful illustrations and enduring underlying themes make this a fun, quick read. (cooking tips, recipe, resources) (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Just as suddenly as she disappeared at the end of series opener Sadie's Story (2015), Ms. M the witch pops back into the lives of three besties right when she's needed. Read full book review >
STARS SO SWEET by Tara Dairman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 19, 2016

"Dairman manages to blend an overabundance of ingredients into a tasty dish that series fans should eat up. (Fiction. 9-13)"
A 12-year-old girl who secretly works as a restaurant reviewer for a major newspaper juggles her professional life, scholastic responsibilities, and circle of friends, all while beginning a new school. Read full book review >
THE THING ABOUT LEFTOVERS by C.C. Payne
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 19, 2016

"Readers experiencing family challenges of their own will laugh and cry with Fizzy, rejoicing as she cooks up quite the satisfying new life for herself. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old Elizabeth "Fizzy" Russo feels like a leftover kid, and as a budding chef, she really dislikes leftovers. Read full book review >
THE SOCCER BOOK by Andrea Mills
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 15, 2016

"Random, with the occasional fact as undeniably flabbergasting as, well, soccer-ball-sized hail. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
A grab bag of soccer tidbits, gathered like so many acorns by Mills. Read full book review >
DINOSAUR BONES by Rob Colson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 15, 2016

"A dino flop. (timeline, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Twenty large, fossilized skeletons pose amid fleshed-out reconstructions of the originals and selected relatives in this dino gallery. Read full book review >
DO FISH FART? by Keltie Thomas
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 15, 2016

"Informed and respectful, if sometimes speculative, responses, even to silly questions. As to the titular one, it's 'and how!' (index) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
At long last, a considered answer to the question on every third-grader's lips—plus more lake-related facts and fancies. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
author of SEINFELDIA
August 22, 2016

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s new bestseller Seinfeldia is the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of two guys who went out for coffee and dreamed up Seinfeld —the cultural sensation that changed television and bled into the real world. Comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld never thought anyone would watch their silly little sitcom about a New York comedian sitting around talking to his friends. NBC executives didn’t think anyone would watch either, but they bought it anyway, hiding it away in the TV dead zone of summer. But against all odds, viewers began to watch, first a few and then many, until nine years later nearly 40 million Americans were tuning in weekly. In Seinfeldia, TV historian and entertainment writer Armstrong celebrates the creators and fans of this American television phenomenon, bringing readers behind-the-scenes of the show while it was on the air and into the world of devotees for whom it never stopped being relevant, a world where the Soup Nazi still spends his days saying “No soup for you!” “Armstrong’s intimate, breezy history is full of gossipy details, show trivia, and insights into how famous episodes came to be,” our reviewer writes. “Perfect for Seinfeldians and newcomers alike.” View video >