THE INKER'S SHADOW by Allen Say
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"This small but firm step on an artist's journey is both inspiration to his fellows and an informative window into a particular slice of the nation's history. (afterword, with photos) (Graphic memoir. 10 & up)"
In this continuation of Say's graphic memoir, Drawing from Memory (2011), he travels to the United States and receives a decidedly mixed welcome.Read full book review >
I USED TO BE AFRAID by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"The ingredients may be standard, but the recipe yields a fresh, new dish that's outstanding in almost every way. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Standard Seeger ingredients of careful die-cuts, lush painting, and child-centered text combine in her latest picture book. Read full book review >

CHRISTMAS AT LAST! by Sam Hearn
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Babies and toddlers can't anticipate what they have not yet fully experienced, and this book will do little to build excitement or even curiosity about Christmas; better just bundle up and build a snowman instead. (Board book. 1-3)"
A bear family anticipates Christmas in this slightly oversized board book. Read full book review >
THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Clement C. Moore
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"The warm Christmas glow traditionally associated with this classic poem is completely missing in this unusual but ultimately unsuccessful interpretation. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The old-fashioned phrases of the classic Christmas poem are juxtaposed with edgy, contemporary illustrations. Read full book review >
"WHY IS THIS NIGHT DIFFERENT FROM ALL OTHER NIGHTS?" by Lemony Snicket
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Best to start at the beginning, but the whole's an enjoyable ride. (Mystery. 8-14)"
Librarians, a train, a murder, and the end of an apprenticeship. Read full book review >

IF YOU'RE A ROBOT AND YOU KNOW IT by Musical Robot
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"After the hundredth (or thousandth) repetition of the original, this may come as a welcome variation—to the grown-ups, at least. (Pop-up picture book. 4-6)"
The ever versatile activity song gets a techno-twist with customized lyrics and pop-up robots lined up to demonstrate each verse. Read full book review >
UPSIDE-DOWN MAGIC by Sarah Mlynowski
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Readers will recognize much that is familiar and appealing in this alternate universe. (Fantasy. 8-12) "
In a society where everyone has a neatly defined magical talent, Nory is a misfit. Read full book review >
THE WONDERFUL FLUFFY LITTLE SQUISHY by Beatrice Alemagna
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2015

"An irrepressible heroine in an effervescent book. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young Edith—Eddie to her friends—goes looking for the perfect birthday present for her mother. Fortunately she has lots of friends. Read full book review >
Max The Flying Sausage Dog by Arthur Robins
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 24, 2015

"A thoroughly enjoyable book for young readers featuring deft storytelling, humor, and heart."
Criminal activity at the local dog pound and a dream about the queen of England figure into this funny, charming tale about a 7-year-old boy and his flying dachshund. Read full book review >
HUSKY by Justin Sayre
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Humorous and heartfelt.(Fiction. 10-14)"
Operating under the premise that by high school, a kid is defined by one word only, 12-year-old Davis O'Brien attempts to find his own adjective before anyone else can give him one. Read full book review >
A RIDDLE IN RUBY by Kent Davis
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Sailors seeking espionage and a cast of characters who can't sit still should embark on this series' maiden voyage. (Steampunk. 10-13)"
Sometimes the biggest threat and thrill is trying to blend in. Read full book review >
THE THING ABOUT JELLYFISH by Ali Benjamin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"A painful story smartly told, Benjamin's first solo novel has appeal well beyond a middle school audience. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
In middle school, where "Worst Thing" can mean anything from a pimple to public humiliation, Suzy "Zu" Swanson really has a reason to be in crisis: her former best friend has died unexpectedly, and the seventh-grader is literally silenced by grief and confusion. 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 >