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 >

PETE THE CAT AND THE BEDTIME BLUES by James Dean
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Much better books about not being able to sleep abound—skip these bedtime blues. (Picture book. 4-8)"
After a fun-filled day at the beach, Pete and his friends decide to continue the fun with a sleepover, but if they can't sleep, will it still be fun? Read full book review >
VERY LITTLE CINDERELLA by Teresa Heapy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Those going through their own independent phases—and their caregivers—may enjoy this take on a favorite fairy tale. (Fairy tale. 3-6)"
Cinderella as played by a very independent preschooler, housecleaning, Fairy Godmother (babysitter), missing yellow boot, and all. Read full book review >
SERIOUSLY, YOU HAVE TO EAT by Adam Mansbach
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Seriously, please stop. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Cleaned-up vocabulary makes You Have to Fucking Eat (2014) palatable for a child audience—but it's still a picture book for adults.Read full book review >

DREAM ON, AMBER by Emma Shevah
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A gutsy girl in a laugh-out-loud book that navigates tough issues with finesse. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Overwhelmed by a new school and worried about her little sister, Amber draws a lively Dream Dad to give her fatherly advice. Read full book review >
THE ODDS OF GETTING EVEN by Sheila Turnage
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"As always, Turnage's tale is full of heart and perfect for reading on a front porch. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Folks from Tupelo Landing, North Carolina, lay on the colorful phrases thick as gum molasses in the wintertime, with character and personality as plentiful as okra at a Southern wake. Read full book review >
HUMAN BODY THEATER by Maris Wicks
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"It's a lot to take in at one sitting, but this anatomical extravaganza really gets to the heart of the matter. Not to mention the guts, nerves, veins, bones…. (glossary, bibliography) (Graphic nonfiction. 12-14)"
A theatrical introduction to human anatomy, as well-choreographed as it is informative. Read full book review >
44 HOURS OR STRIKE! by Anne Dublin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A realistic look at a hard-fought fight. (author's notes, further reading, websites) (Historical fiction. 12-15)"
The garment workers' struggle for better wages and employment conditions is vividly portrayed in a story of two Jewish sisters living and working in Toronto during the Depression. Read full book review >
I DON'T KNOW HOW THE STORY ENDS by J.B. Cheaney
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Impressive on all fronts. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
The early days of cinema change a young girl's perspective on war. Read full book review >
THE TOURNAMENT AT GORLAN by John Flanagan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Light on action, and heavy on witty banter, this prequel series kickoff is more for confirmed fans than those just coming to know the Rangers. (Adventure. 10-14)"
Lord Morgarath, the baron of Gorlan Fief, has been systematically dismantling the Ranger Corps, a band of soldiers appointed to protect the kingdom of Araluen. Read full book review >
HOLD THIS! by Carolyn Cory Scoppettone
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A sweet celebration of sharing in the outdoors. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A toddler and her dad take a walk in the woods, where there is much to behold and to hold. 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 >