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 >
THE GIRL WHO COULD NOT DREAM by Sarah Beth Durst
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Funny, warm, and highly imaginative. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Sophie, whose overprotective parents run a bookshop but have a risky, secret side business collecting and selling people's dreams, suddenly faces, on her 12th birthday, all the dangers of the dream trade. Read full book review >

FREDERICK'S JOURNEY by Doreen Rappaport
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A fittingly inspirational tribute to a most praiseworthy man. (author's note, illustrator's note, important dates, selected research sources) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Brilliantly crafted words, both written and spoken, defined Frederick Douglass' dedication to the abolition of slavery and achievement of dignity for all peoples. Read full book review >
LOST. FOUND. by Marsha Diane Arnold
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"What is 'Found' now? A community, that's what. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Just two words (and many amusing sound effects) form the text of this visually driven story about conflict resolution, resourcefulness, community—and a red scarf. Read full book review >
PRESIDENT OF THE WHOLE SIXTH GRADE by Sherri Winston
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A whip-smart, funny, and fast-paced outing equally suited to returning fans and readers who are just meeting Brianna for the first time. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Class president Brianna Justice learns that in middle school, even the best-laid plans can go awry. Read full book review >

THE RUNAWAY SANTA by Anne Margaret Lewis
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Send this Santa back to the North Pole, and let Mrs. Claus run away on her own vacation. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Santa Claus wants to explore the world, so he sets off on a series of adventurous trips, with a lot of assistance from Mrs. Claus. Read full book review >
THE GOODBYE BOOK by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"An excellent guide to grief for a multitude of situations. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Bestselling author Parr turns his trademark combination of boldly colored, simple illustrations and matter-of-fact, streamlined text to the topic of loss. Read full book review >
DADDY SAID A WORD I NEVER HEARD by Scott M. Cohn
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Sure to be a giggle-provoking conversation starter for kids who have mockingbird tendencies. (Picture book. 4-8)"
How to teach a lesson about inappropriate language without including actual obscenity? Swedish furniture names offer one way. Read full book review >
BEATRICE MORE MOVES IN by Alison Hughes
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A silly but nonetheless amusing tale. (Fiction. 6-8)"
Beatrice, whose family has just moved, is rather obsessed with cleanliness and organization. Read full book review >
TOUGH COOKIE by Kate Louise
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A didactic take on the traditional tale. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An attitudinally challenged gingerbread man gets a lesson in manners. Read full book review >
THE AFTER-ROOM by Maile Meloy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"This series finale wraps up most of its loose ends in a satisfying bow, leaving just enough room for imaginative middle-grade readers and teens to conjure up their own futures for Janie and Benjamin. (Historical fantasy. 10-14)"
Orpheus and Eurydice as incipient Cold War spies. Read full book review >
THE DARING PRINCE DASHING by Marilou T. Reeder
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"For those kids who find nasty sisters, cleaning, and losing a shoe to be too tame, this is a daredevil alternative. (Fractured fairy tale. 4-7)"
A daredevil prince meets his perfect Cinderella, and they begin a "most adventurous friendship." 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 >