THE INQUISITOR'S TALE by Adam Gidwitz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A masterpiece of storytelling that is addictive and engrossing. (Fantasy. 11 & up)"
Gidwitz strikes literary gold with this mirthful and compulsively readable adventure story set in medieval France. Read full book review >
MONDAY IS WASH DAY by MaryAnn Sundby
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A labor of love itself, this picture book delivers readers to an early time and leaves them feeling as warm and sun-kissed as a sheet fresh off the line. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two sisters help with the week's laundry in an era when doing the wash required much more than the quick turn of a knob. Read full book review >

DIWALI by Rina Singh
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"An exceptionally valuable resource. (glossary, references and resources, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
In a change from many of the superficial holiday books available, this sophisticated volume incorporates information about the major Indian religions; Hindu, Sikh, and Jain Diwali traditions; and Indian immigration to the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean. Read full book review >
HUNGRY BIRD by Jeremy Tankard
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A delightful romp. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Bird's animal friends are patient, generous, and seemingly used to his endless complaints from previous outings in Grumpy Bird, (2007) and Boo Hoo Bird (2010). Read full book review >
VARMINTS by Andy Hirsch
by Andy Hirsch, illustrated by Andy Hirsch
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Yee-haw! Pa never does show up, but there are plainly more misadventures in store before trail's end. (Graphic Western. 11-13)"
Two children get into one pickle after another as they search the Old West for their elusive dad. Read full book review >

FRAZZLED by Booki Vivat
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A hilarious Asian-American heroine guaranteed to provoke laughs—not anxiety. (Fiction. 8-13)"
Abbie Wu, Chinese-American preteen and worrywart, is doomed. Read full book review >
A LITTLE TASTE OF POISON by R.J.  Anderson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"With its ornate, Regency-esque setting and intricate plot packed with mysterious twists and turns (plus a few serious themes), this sequel is part melodrama, part comedy, and all-around good fun. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
In this sequel to A Pocket Full of Murder (2015), Isaveth's magical invention having proved vastly profitable for Glow-Mor, the company president rewards her with a scholarship to exclusive Tarreton College, where she excels at Sagery but is snubbed by its aristocratic students. Read full book review >
THE ELDERS by Inbali Iserles
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A magical adventure with thrills, heartbreak, and an endearing heroine, this will please series fans and leave them poised for the next. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A young fox travels alone through the wilderness in search of her missing brother. Read full book review >
ANIMALS by Ingela P. Arrhenius
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"This title will most likely be appreciated as an artifact in its own right or used as a talking point for discussion about these mostly familiar animals. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A striking poster album of animals. Read full book review >
LEGO POP-UP by Matthew Reinhart
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Inspiring fare for paper crafters and Lego-manes alike. (Pop-up informational picture book. 7-10)"
A soaring 3-D tribute to "the world's most beloved toy." Read full book review >
HAVE YOU SEEN MY TRUMPET? by Michaël  Escoffier
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Who's going to love it? Anyone with a keen eye and love of words. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The masters of picture-book wordplay have spawned a new challenge. Read full book review >
FLY GUY'S NINJA CHRISTMAS by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Coming up with an easy-to-read, original Christmas story with a funny plot is a tall order, but the addition of the popular ninja theme sends this one soaring. (Early reader. 4-8)"
Fly Guy buzzes in for his 16th outing, with a funny story combining ninja magnetism with the arrival of Santa, all wrapped up in a sparkly, silver cover. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Melissa Sweet
author of SOME WRITER!
September 26, 2016

“SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, two-time Caldecott Honor winner and 2014 Kirkus Prize finalist Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White's granddaughter. “Like Charlotte, Sweet spins a terrific story,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A masterful biography that will enchant young readers.” View video >