THE DAY THE CRAYONS CAME HOME by Drew Daywalt
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 18, 2015

"This new cast of crayons will entertain readers, and admirers of the first book will be pleased to see a few familiar colors. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Duncan's crayons are back in this comical sequel to The Day the Crayons Quit (2013), and this time they need to be rescued.Read full book review >
I DECLARE, CHARLIE BROWN! by Diane Lindsey Reeves
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 21, 2015

"Good grief! (Picture book. 4-8)"
The Peanuts gang explains the origins of the American Revolution—kinda. Read full book review >

SADAKO'S CRANES by Judith Loske
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 21, 2015

"A pretty but overworked addition to the well-stocked shelf of tributes to a silent but nonetheless eloquent voice for peace. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The story of "Hiroshima's most famous victim" is matched to delicate sepia illustrations decorated with images of brightly patterned origami cranes. 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 >
CLICK, CLACK, HO! HO! HO! by Doreen Cronin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"An endearing story that will appeal to a wide age range, including preschoolers, new readers, and older kids who love the Click Clack crowd. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Cronin and Lewin are back with a Christmas story to add to their popular series starring the barnyard buddies from Click, Clack, Moo (2000) and its many successors. Read full book review >

NERDY BIRDY by Aaron Reynolds
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Very funny and full of hope—and feathers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A small, bespectacled bird struggles with friendship. Read full book review >
ARCHIE THE DAREDEVIL PENGUIN by Andy Rash
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Silly and charming. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Archie's fearless and daring adventures have earned him the congratulations and admiration of the other penguins. Read full book review >
SLIPPER AND FLIPPER IN THE QUEST FOR THE GOLDEN SUN by Susan Reagan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Delightful art can't save this problematic exploration. (Picture book. 5-8) "
Two penguin siblings, Slipper and Flipper, have grown up idolizing their famous forebear, helmet-wearing Spanish explorer Don Pingüino, and want to emulate him. Read full book review >
JUMP BACK, PAUL by Sally Derby
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"While the author is otherwise quite respectful toward this beloved black poet, as many grandmas of various races and ethnicities would say, it's not what's said but how it's said. (timeline, source notes, selected bibliography, index) (Biography. 9-12)"
Paul Laurence Dunbar's words serve as a cornerstone for much of black literature and everyday lit-dropping conversations among black folks. But when they cross the color line…. Read full book review >
THE FALL by James Preller
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"With its timely, important message and engaging prose style, Sam's journal ought to find a large readership. (Fiction. 10-16)"
When Morgan Mallen throws herself off of a water tower after being "terrorized on social media," classmate Sam Proctor starts a journal to sort out his role in the tragedy. 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 >
CONNECT THE STARS by Marisa de los Santos
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Quibbles aside, a satisfying read that strikes a good balance between emotional highs and page-turning adventure. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A middle school boy and girl, each with a character trait that impedes relationships—Audrey always knows when someone is lying, and Aaron has an indelible memory but no emotional intelligence—develop an unlikely friendship in a wilderness camp. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Libba Bray
author of LAIR OF DREAMS
August 25, 2015

In Lair of Dreams, the second installment of Libba Bray’s bestselling young adult Diviners series, after a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O'Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. Now that the world knows of her ability to "read" objects, and therefore, read the past, she has become a media darling, earning the title "America's Sweetheart Seer." But not everyone is so accepting of the Diviners' abilities....Meanwhile, mysterious deaths have been turning up in the city, victims of an unknown sleeping sickness. Can the Diviners descend into the dreamworld and catch a killer? “Weaving together a chilling mystery with a truly elusive solution, several poignant love stories, agonizing injustice, terrifyingly monstrous dreams, and even a cameo by legendary psychiatrist Carl Jung, this installment wraps enough up to satisfy but clearly sets the stage for more,” our reviewer writes in a rare starred review. “How will readers stand the wait?” View video >