THE BOY WITH 17 SENSES by Sheila Grau
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A fractured fairy tale that splinters on impact. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Twelve-year-old Jaq is willing to do anything to save his family's home; he'll even travel to another world. Read full book review >
THE LOST LULLABY by Jason Segel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 9, 2016

"This is one trilogy that ends on a high note. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Charlie Laird faces off against ICK and INK in the finale of the Nightmares! trilogy. Read full book review >

THE HEARTLESS TROLL by Øyvind Torseter
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 7, 2016

"No, the princess doesn't really get her due—but at least the horse survives. (source note) (Graphic folk tale. 8-11)"
A dark, old tale recast in a lighter vein, featuring a young prince, a captive princess, and a troll with a hidden heart. Read full book review >
THE PECULIAR HAUNTING OF THELMA BEE by Erin Petti
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 7, 2016

"An inventive debut ghost story starring a contemporary girl with ancient powers. (Ghost story. 8-12)"
When a ghost kidnaps her father, a budding young scientist must complete a daunting task to save him. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"An inspiring tale as well as a tantalizing invitation to visit one of our country's newest 'must see' attractions. (source notes) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
An account of how the "hundred-year hope" for a National Museum of African American History and Culture came to fruition, with glimpses of the new institution's treasures. Read full book review >

CURSE OF THE BOGGIN by D.J. MacHale
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Readers will be rooting for this tenacious kid as he keeps a steady head and stays just a step or two ahead of creepy beings conjured from a supernatural world. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Marcus O'Mara's world is turned upside down when he begins to see frightening apparitions while at school serving detention. Read full book review >
MIGHTY JACK by Ben Hatke
Kirkus Star
by Ben Hatke, illustrated by Ben Hatke
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Very mighty indeed. (Graphic fantasy. 7-13)"
A comic-book riff on the classic tale of "Jack and the Beanstalk," in which an impoverished young boy learns that his new garden has a mind of its own. Read full book review >
APE & ARMADILLO TAKE OVER THE WORLD by James Sturm
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Ape and Armadillo might not have conquered the world in this outing, but they should win plenty of fans who will want to read more about this dynamic duo. (Graphic early reader. 5-10)"
An unlikely pair of pals engages in creative plans that exercise their imaginations and test their friendship. Read full book review >
LASER MOOSE AND RABBIT BOY by Doug Savage
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"With rampant whimsy and cheerful silliness, expect this to hit funny bones with laser accuracy. (Graphic science fiction. 7-11)"
A moose that can shoot laser beams out his eyes—what could be better? Read full book review >
THE MASK THAT SANG by Susan Currie
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Drawing on her own experience discovering her Cayuga identity, Currie offers a tender, resonant tale. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Fifth-grader Cass Foster's life is altered after her single mother receives an unexpected inheritance that includes a house in a better neighborhood and the relief of a new school where Cass can escape the bullies that have made her life miserable. Read full book review >
BITTERLY AND THE GIANT PROBLEM by Jake Gosselin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A compelling story that just might teach young readers something about facing their fears of things that go 'bump' in the night. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
"Pinkaboo" used to be an insult…until Bitterly and her best buds, Belladonna and Abyssma, reclaim and use it to silence the bullies. Read full book review >
THE SCRIBBLE SQUAD IN THE WEIRD WILD WEST by Donald "Scribe" Ross
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Skip. (Animal fantasy. 8-12)"
Four friends embark on an unexpected adventure when a mural they are painting comes to life. 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 >