IT IS NOT TIME FOR SLEEPING by Lisa Graff
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A very good goodnight book. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Cumulative text builds up to a sweet goodnight in this bedtime book. Read full book review >
A CELEBRATION OF BEATRIX POTTER by Frederick Warne & Co.
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Enjoyable perusing; best as an adult coffee-table book. (Nonfiction. 9-16)"
Alongside some of Beatrix Potter's own work, 32 contemporary author/illustrators each offer a testimonial and a piece of original art in homage to this grande dame of children's books. Read full book review >

NOTHING BUT TROUBLE by Jacqueline Davies
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"With plenty of threads to hang sequels from, this series opener will make readers roar for more. (activities) (Fiction. 10-13)"
Sixth-grader and budding engineer Maggie Gallagher occupies her fertile mind and connects to the father who survives only in her head by planning and executing elaborate pranks at school. Read full book review >
SWEET COMPETITION by Liz Reed
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Bit of a sticky mess.(Picture book. 3-5)"
A linked pair of cherries is the star of this fable with a familiar theme: cooperation is better than competition. Read full book review >
MOMMY'S 26 CAREERS by Keegan Connor Tracy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"No matter how much women move forward, things seem to stay the same. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A mommy can be anything from an actress to a zoologist. Read full book review >

TEN LITTLE TOES, TWO SMALL FEET by Kristy Dempsey
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Ten and two don't add up to much new. (Picture book. 1-3)"
Singsong verse and cuddly illustrations of round-faced toddlers characterize this picture book. Read full book review >
THE BONE SPARROW by Zana Fraillon
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"If the strong lyrical voice can't quite compensate for the plot's awkward execution, it points to a reservoir of underutilized talent in an author worth watching. (afterword) (Fiction. 9-12)"
In the Australian detention camp where he was born and still lives, Subhi, 10, a Rohingya boy, shares a crowded tent with his mother, older sister, and other refugees and dreams of an unbounded world and the Night Sea. Read full book review >
3 GO TO LONDON by Oakley Graham
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"At best a low-rent alternative to Jennie Maisels' Pop-Up London (2012). (Novelty. 6-8)"
A tour bus assembled from punch-out parts caps a whirlwind spin from the Tower to Buckingham Palace. Read full book review >
A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS by Matt Haig
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Like stockings hung by the fire, this spellbinding opus may well become a yuletide tradition. (Fantasy. 6-13)"
Young Nikolas has a grand adventure while discovering his magical destiny as Father Christmas. Read full book review >
WAITING FOR SNOW by Marsha Diane Arnold
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Snow can't be forced, but this will help ease the wait. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Small woodland animals try to conjure snow. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A cogent, well-documented, handsomely designed treatment of a heretofore forgotten hero of labor. (author's note, glossary, timeline, quotation notes, sources, websites, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Farrell chronicles Fannie Sellins' life as a garment worker, organizer, and martyr for workers' rights at the turn of the 20th century. Read full book review >
THE BOSSIER BABY by Marla Frazee
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Someone give Frazee a raise. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A new baby sister hands the Boss Baby a demotion. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >