HOUSE ARREST by K.A.  Holt
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Easy to read and strong on sibling devotion, with frustratingly mixed messages about personal responsibility. (Verse fiction. 9-13)"
A boy works desperately to keep his sick little brother safe. Read full book review >
THE DREADFUL FATE OF JONATHAN YORK by Kory Merritt
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Poor Jonathan York, condemned to newfound self-confidence and awed listeners wherever he goes. (Graphic fantasy. 11-14)"
A night in the swamp converts a mild-mannered clerk into a wily yarn spinner in this hair-raising tribute to the life-changing power of stories. Read full book review >

WHAT IS PUNK? by Eric Morse
by Eric Morse, illustrated by Anny Yi
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"The target audience may be a bit perplexed, but if invested adults love the topic, a shared reading experience can't be beat. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A punk primer for the youngest set. Read full book review >
KETZEL, THE CAT WHO COMPOSED by Lesléa Newman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Truly, the cat's meow. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
A cat strolls down a piano keyboard and saunters into musical history. Read full book review >
A TALE OF HIGHLY UNUSUAL MAGIC by Lisa Papademetriou
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Readers will respond to this tale of enduring love and nascent self-discovery. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Two contemporary girls become linked by a bizarre story from the past, magically emerging from an old book. Read full book review >

BOO'S BEARD by Rose Mannering
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Oversimplifies a complex issue. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Children are given practice in reading facial expressions in this purposive picture book. Read full book review >
A BLIND GUIDE TO STINKVILLE by Beth Vrabel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Readers who worry about fitting in—wherever that may be—will relate to Alice's journey toward compromise and independence. (Fiction. 9-12)"
When Alice and her family move to Sinkville, South Carolina, the town's nickname of Stinkville feels particularly apt. Read full book review >
THE WHISPER by Pamela Zagarenski
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Surreal, staggering mixed-media paintings make traveling across such beautifully varied and bizarre storyscapes exhilarating. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A "magical book" on loan from her teacher loses its words on the trip home, so a little girl spins her own stories for each enchanting picture. Read full book review >
I CAN HELP! by Peggy Perry Anderson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Nothing special. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Sometimes a little one's help is more than the adults can handle. Read full book review >
BEYOND THE POND by Joseph Kuefler
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Glints of potential elevate an otherwise derivative, digitally composed debut. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ernest D. transcends the ordinary by diving deep into his pond, encountering fantastic scenes that ultimately enhance his appreciation of home. Read full book review >
SANITIZED FOR YOUR PROTECTION by Stephan Pastis
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Abundantly illustrated fun for readers who are tired of the Wimpy Kid. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 8-12)"
Detective Timmy Failure is on the case…probably not a good thing for anyone involved. Read full book review >
BIG BEAR LITTLE CHAIR by Lizi Boyd
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A beautiful and creative exploration of size and relativity. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Examples of "big," "little," and "tiny" produce unexpected juxtapositions. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >