UPROOTED by Lynne Reid Banks
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Lovingly written, the story opens a window to a long-ago world. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
British novelist Banks presents her wartime memories in novel form. Read full book review >
SPARE PARTS by Rebecca Emberley
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Children aren't really the natural audience for this heartfelt tale of second chances; save it for over-40s just starting out again. (Picture book. 4-8)"

THE ADVENTURES OF MISS PETITFOUR by Anne Michaels
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"An homage to classic fantasies for an audience willing to suspend all disbelief and just go along for the ride. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Miss Petitfour is a quirky, creative, charming, magical cat lover. Read full book review >
THE TURNIP by Jan Brett
by Jan Brett, illustrated by Jan Brett
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Another Brett winner to add to the shelf. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A classic Russian tale gets Brett's signature artwork and a twist ending. Read full book review >
SPECS FOR REX by Yasmeen Ismail
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Sweet, funny, and reassuring. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A very young lion's new glasses are so big, round, and red that he is driven to great lengths to hide them. Read full book review >

FAST BREAK by Mike Lupica
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Nothing groundbreaking here, but Lupica delivers solid sports action and character growth. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old Jayson, a tough kid from the poor part of Moreland, North Carolina, is sent across town to live with foster parents, where he'll play basketball for a rival team. Read full book review >
WEBSTER by Ellen Emerson White
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"An empathetic story told in a fun, lighthearted way. (Fiction. 8-14)"
An abused dog with attitude problems finds a home in this middle-grade novel. Read full book review >
EVIE BROOKS IS MAROONED IN MANHATTAN by Sheila Agnew
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A predictable plot and poor character development squash this outing. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A summer in Manhattan unites an orphaned girl with an uncle she barely knows. Read full book review >
RUBY REINVENTED by Ronni Arno
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A superficial story that's mildly amusing but neither especially plausible nor deeply engaging. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Ruby, 12-year-old daughter of a major league pitcher and a popular model-turned-television star who are plagued by paparazzi, discovers her California "friends" want only to gain access to her famous parents. Read full book review >
LOLA LEVINE IS NOT MEAN! by Monica Brown
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Celebrate a truly accepting multicultural character. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Brown introduces a smart, young protagonist with a multicultural background in this series opener for chapter-book readers. Read full book review >
PIGLET BO IS NOT SCARED! by Geert De Kockere
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"This closely follows an earlier adventure, Piglet Bo Can Do Anything (2015), which may explain the abruptness of both opening and closing; fans of his first outing may enjoy seeing him again so soon, but those meeting him for the first time may be unimpressed. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In this Belgian import, a porcine hero faces his fears and (sort of) triumphs over them. Read full book review >
DEAR YETI by James Kwan
by James Kwan, illustrated by James Kwan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A picture-book debut of promise. (Picture book. 3-7)"
On a quest to find Yeti, two hikers write him letters, asking for his help. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fernanda Santos
author of THE FIRE LINE
May 17, 2016

When a bolt of lightning ignited a hilltop in the sleepy town of Yarnell, Arizona, in June 2013, setting off a blaze that would grow into one of the deadliest fires in American history, the 20 men who made up the Granite Mountain Hotshots sprang into action. New York Times writer Fernanda Santos’ debut book The Fire Line is the story of the fire and the Hotshots’ attempts to extinguish it. An elite crew trained to combat the most challenging wildfires, the Hotshots were a ragtag family, crisscrossing the American West and wherever else the fires took them. There's Eric Marsh, their devoted and demanding superintendent who turned his own personal demons into lessons he used to mold, train and guide his crew; Jesse Steed, their captain, a former Marine, a beast on the fire line and a family man who wasn’t afraid to say “I love you” to the firemen he led; Andrew Ashcraft, a team leader still in his 20s who struggled to balance his love for his beautiful wife and four children and his passion for fighting wildfires. We see this band of brothers at work, at play and at home, until a fire that burned in their own backyards leads to a national tragedy. View video >