MAX HELSING AND THE BEAST OF BONE CREEK by Curtis Jobling
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Combines gleefully immature ('buttmunch,' 'Crapsacks!') humor with witty one-liners and a fast, active pace—easy to enjoy. (Horror. 9-13)"
A school trip brings 13-year-old, quip-spewing monster-hunter Max Helsing into the middle of a new hunt. Read full book review >
THE MAGICIAN'S KEY by Matthew Cody
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Depth and complexity are added to great effect in this second installment. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Following the events of The Peddler's Road (2015), 12-year-old Max is desperate to return to the Summer Isle where her brother, Carter, is trapped with the children the Pied Piper led away from the town of Hamelin. Read full book review >

OUT OF TUNE by Gail Nall
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Misses the mark. (Fiction. 8-11)"
A 12-year-old white girl is determined to fulfill her dream of becoming a country-music star. Read full book review >
ABRAKAPOW by Isaiah Campbell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"All the excitement, surprises, and tricks of a magic show. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
An aspiring young magician relocates to a camp for German prisoners of war in Abilene, Texas, in 1944 and inadvertently becomes part of a prisoner escape. Read full book review >
ATLANTIS LOST by T.A. Barron
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"While Barron makes that final choice a hard one, the problems seen in the previous installments also haunt this final volume, making it one for committed fans only. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
The conclusion to the Atlantis trilogy. Read full book review >

THE DOG, RAY by Linda Coggin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A powerful story brought to heart-beating life by its cogent craftsmanship. (Fantasy. 9-14)"
A 12-year-old girl dies and comes back to life as a dog while still remembering her previous life. Read full book review >
RACE THE NIGHT by Kirsten Hubbard
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A claustrophobic survival tale that will keep readers guessing. (Thriller. 10-14)"
Is this a post-apocalypse dystopia or a story about a cult? That's the question facing middle-grade readers in this suspense puzzler. Read full book review >
THE BATTLE FOR URTH by Lee  Bacon
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A humorous diversion. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The real world collides with a magical one, accessible through a hidden door in a cheesy fantasy-themed restaurant. Read full book review >
THE LOST PROPERTY OFFICE by James R. Hannibal
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Mindless entertainment. (Adventure. 11-14)"
Discovering that everything he knew—even his name!—was a lie is only the beginning of a very weird day for 13-year-old Jack Buckles. Read full book review >
WONDERFUL WINTER by Bruce Goldstone
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Readers will be doing a snow dance and waiting for winter all the more. (Nonfiction. 5-10)"
Goldstone follows up his Awesome Autumn (2012) with a salute to all things winter. Read full book review >
DUNGEONOLOGY by Matt Forbeck
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A taste of adventure for all who would delve D&D's lightless depths for virtual treasure. (Novelty. 10-13)"
A handy travel guide to the Sword Coast's sprawling Underdark, along with helpful hints for prospective questers thereto. Read full book review >
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Clinton Kelly
January 9, 2017

Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly’s memoir I Hate Everyone Except You is a candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). “A thoroughly light and entertaining memoir,” our critic writes. View video >