The Amazing C on Science by Robin deBoer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 29, 2014

"A breezy tale that delivers morality with sparkling wit."
Classroom rivalries and childhood misadventures take center stage in deBoer's charming debut YA. Read full book review >
Destiny by Sonya Wadhera
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 2, 2015

"A delightful foray into magic, Indian culture, and the power of belief."
Wadhera and Wadhera's debut children's book uses Indian folklore to craft a fairy tale about believing in oneself and accomplishing the impossible. Read full book review >

The Red Sheet by Mia Kerick
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 20, 2014

"A well-written YA novel that balances honest storytelling with a strong anti-bullying message."
A would-be heroic high school junior comes to terms with both his sexuality and his behavior toward others. Read full book review >
The Lost Girls by Mari Bianca
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"Detailed spells and robust personalities make this a bolder-than-average YA adventure."
Bianca's (Serenade, 2014) YA fantasy sees a teen witch learning her craft while coping with her dark, strange past. Read full book review >
TIZ AND OTT'S BIG DRAW by Bridget Marzo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A fine way to encourage artistic license for the very youngest of makers, many of whom can probably read this one themselves. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A pair of friends makes art and much, much more. Read full book review >

THE EARLY CRETACEOUS by Juan Carlos Alonso
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"Eye candy for both serious and casual dinophiles, with an admixture of facts and fancies. (pronunciation guide) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Two accomplished paleoartists invite armchair paleontologists to go eye to eye with 21 dinosaurs and flying reptiles. Read full book review >
WALTER'S WHEELS by Noelle Dingeldein
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Young children will be happy to find this feline and his wheels again and again. (Board book. 1-3)"
Things that go, a cat to find, cheerful colors, and slight text make a board book that will engage young readers. Read full book review >
A HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION IN 50 DISASTERS by Gale Eaton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 6, 2015

"A fascinating volume especially suited for browsing. (glossary, sources and additional resources, endnotes, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Kicking off the History in 50 series, this volume presents 50 stories about disasters that pitted "human civilization against the forces of nature." Read full book review >
SPARKLING JEWEL by D.L.  Green
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Certain children will read anything about horses; this book relies too heavily on that fact. (Fiction. 6-8)"
When 9-year-old Tori and her 8-year-old sister, Miranda, arrive at their grandmother's Silver Pony Ranch to spend the summer, Tori is immediately smitten with Gran's new pony, Jewel. Read full book review >
THE SECRET FILES OF FAIRDAY MORROW by Jessica Haight
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"A less-than-promising setup for a mystery series that will, no doubt, feature the enchanted old house and the magic shoes in sequels to come. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Fifth-grader Fairday Morrow's new home lives up to its spooky reputation, but she and her companions in the Detective Mystery Squad find out why. Read full book review >
MOTHER BRUCE by Ryan T. Higgins
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"Visually beautiful, clever, edgy, and very funny. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A crotchety bear unwillingly raises four goslings. Read full book review >
THE MENINO by Isol
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Children expecting a new sibling might take some wisdom here, but it may find its most natural audience in new parents, who can use it as both a primer and a comfort object. (Picture book. 5-8, adult)"
The trope that imagines a baby as an exotic creature—or perhaps even an alien—is taken to full and nearly irresistible flower in this picture book for those expecting new babies. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Libba Bray
author of LAIR OF DREAMS
August 25, 2015

In Lair of Dreams, the second installment of Libba Bray’s bestselling young adult Diviners series, after a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O'Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. Now that the world knows of her ability to "read" objects, and therefore, read the past, she has become a media darling, earning the title "America's Sweetheart Seer." But not everyone is so accepting of the Diviners' abilities....Meanwhile, mysterious deaths have been turning up in the city, victims of an unknown sleeping sickness. Can the Diviners descend into the dreamworld and catch a killer? “Weaving together a chilling mystery with a truly elusive solution, several poignant love stories, agonizing injustice, terrifyingly monstrous dreams, and even a cameo by legendary psychiatrist Carl Jung, this installment wraps enough up to satisfy but clearly sets the stage for more,” our reviewer writes in a rare starred review. “How will readers stand the wait?” View video >