THE STEADFAST TIN SOLDIER by Hans Christian Andersen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A disturbing but, considering the storyline, entirely justified interpretation. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Relief-print illustrations in red and black give this retelling of Andersen's unhappy love story between a one-legged tin soldier and a ballerina doll a particularly dark edge. Read full book review >
LOVE IS A TRUCK by Amy Novesky
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Truck lovers of any gender will find this title a treat, but the hyperfeminine companion is sadly restrictive. (Board book. 2-4)"
Richly textured board pages and a limited color palette distinguish this tribute to trucks. Read full book review >

HOW CITIES WORK by Jen Feroze
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Likely to prompt young city dwellers to a broader understanding of their environment. (Informational novelty book. 7-10)"
A survey of typical urban features and structures, with flaps and gatefolds offering peeks beneath the surface. Read full book review >
The Rainbow Zoo by Lucille Lang Day
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 14, 2016

"An excellent candidate for reading aloud, helped out by attractive, textured illustrations."
Two children go to a zoo where they meet a wide assortment of unusually colored animals in this rhyming, illustrated book for young children. Read full book review >
THE MAGICIAN'S KEY by Matthew Cody
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Depth and complexity are added to great effect in this second installment. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Following the events of The Peddler's Road (2015), 12-year-old Max is desperate to return to the Summer Isle where her brother, Carter, is trapped with the children the Pied Piper led away from the town of Hamelin. Read full book review >

EVERTON MILES IS STRANGER THAN ME by Philippa Dowding
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A page-turner that is funny, magical, and entertaining. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
Changes are hitting Gwendolyn Golden from all around: she is starting grade nine at the same time she is receiving her Night Flyers Handbook, and then there's the Mystery Person…. Read full book review >
NATUMI TAKES THE LEAD by Gerry Ellis
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Pleasing photographs with a slight story to encourage aspiring animal rescuers. (map, facts, further information, photographer's note) (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
At an elephant orphanage in Kenya, a rescued baby grows from shy girl to leader of her pack. Read full book review >
THE LOST PROPERTY OFFICE by James R. Hannibal
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Mindless entertainment. (Adventure. 11-14)"
Discovering that everything he knew—even his name!—was a lie is only the beginning of a very weird day for 13-year-old Jack Buckles. Read full book review >
MY TURN! by Laura Rankin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A delightful friendship story that children can relate to, as either Pammy or Wyatt. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Sharing is tough, but taking turns can be even tougher. Read full book review >
FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE by Catherine Reef
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A vividly written, richly layered portrait of a fascinating woman whose life and work influenced and inspired many. (photos, source notes, bibliography) (Biography. 12-18)"
This complex portrait of the "Lady with the Lamp" offers an insightful look into the remarkable life and work of Florence Nightingale and the times in which she lived. Read full book review >
POLES APART by Jeanne Willis
by Jeanne Willis, illustrated by Jarvis
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A cheery introduction to a few major cultures across the globe, with both poles as anchors. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Taking a wrong turn on the way to a picnic results in a grand world tour in this tale of penguins who find themselves at the North Pole. Read full book review >
THE FIX-IT MAN by Susan Hood
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Think of it as a cautionary tale. If you can fix a chair, you can put away the skateboard. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Stuff happens. Things break, but fixing them can be as much fun as breaking them, sometimes. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >