WHAT THE DINOSAURS DID LAST NIGHT by Refe Tuma
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"The authors may well have created a monster with this deliciously chaotic notion. (Picture book. 6-8)"
For anyone who doubts that plastic dinosaurs come to life and sneak out at night to make household messes, here's photographic evidence. Read full book review >
GOODNIGHT, GRIZZLE GRUMP! by Aaron Blecha
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"This is a good choice for read-alouds and great fun, especially for those readers who can appreciate a good nap. (Picture book. 4-8)"
One bear's quest for a quiet place to hibernate is thwarted by lots of noisy critters. Read full book review >

THE LEAGUE OF UNEXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN by Gitty Daneshvari
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"This humorous new series is sure to appeal to fans of Daneshvari and other lovers of the ludicrous. (Adventure. 8-12)"
Below-average middle schoolers Jonathan and Shelley have one ability that makes them, well, not stand out but rather blend in: they are utterly unremarkable. Read full book review >
JAMES TO THE RESCUE by Elise Broach
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Full of drama and heart, this is the kind of series that can show newly independent readers the power of a good story. (Fantasy. 6-8)"
The second installment in The Masterpiece Adventures series, which stars a human boy named James and his best beetle friend, Marvin, this early chapter book finds Marvin on a very important mission. Read full book review >
BOY, WERE WE WRONG ABOUT THE HUMAN BODY! by Kathleen V. Kudlinski
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Accurate, informative, and surprisingly enjoyable. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
A picture-book history of human anatomy and physiology for a young age group—can anyone breathe life into this challenging concept? Read full book review >

NIGHT OF THE LIVING WORMS by Dave Coverly
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"It's a little labored, but poop jokes never get old, right? (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-9)"
Early Bird's underachieving little brother finally gets a taste of worm in this daft series opener. Read full book review >
PABLO & JANE AND THE HOT AIR CONTRAPTION by José Domingo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Original art and visually engrossing worlds will have readers visiting this book over and over again.(Graphic adventure. 5-7)"
A duo's blasé afternoon deviates into an unexpected journey crossing dimension and time. Read full book review >
ROBO-SAUCE by Adam Rubin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"An abundance of absurdity that will entertain boys and girls of all ages. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The creators of Dragons Love Tacos (2012) and Secret Pizza Party (2013) serve up another heaping helping of silliness. Read full book review >
MERRY MERRY HOLLY HOLLY by Dori Chaconas
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"A quiet, satisfying story about a charming pair of friends celebrating their affectionate bond. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The stars of a popular early-reader series move on to the picture-book world in this gentle story about finding a Christmas tree. Read full book review >
A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"The lessons Scrooge learned are still valuable and worthy of passing along to younger readers, who can meet these famous characters and learn the origin of the oft-quoted 'Humbug!' (Picture book. 6-12) "
Gloomy old Scrooge glowers menacingly from the cover in this lavishly illustrated abridgement of the beloved Christmas story. Read full book review >
HOW TO CATCH SANTA by Jean Reagan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Maybe these kids should try babysitting Santa. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The creators of the bestselling How to Babysit a Grandpa (2012) and How to Babysit a Grandma (2014) continue their series with this story about a brother and sister who want to capture Santa on his annual visit to their home.Read full book review >
TELL THE STORY TO ITS END by Simon P. Clark
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Savvy readers and would-be writers will love this exploration of story as an art form, a panacea, and an endless part of life. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A boy whose life is turned upside down by paternal scandal finds solace with an imaginary creature who preaches the power and value of storytelling. 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 >