IF I COULD DRIVE, MAMA by Cari Best
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"Although Charlie seems to be calling all the shots, this is a positive nod to creative make-believe. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When a cardboard box becomes an imaginary car, Charlie takes Mama to see the town. Read full book review >
Secret Heart by Danielle Dreger
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"A well-constructed but generic foray into the world of high school dating."
A high school musician embarks on a rocky relationship in this debut YA romance. Read full book review >

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM by J.K. Rowling
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 18, 2016

"Thin soup compared to a conventional prose narrative—but enough to carry readers along and to give them at least a sense of the characters and their milieu. (Fantasy script. 10-13)"
A handsomely packaged version of the dialogue and staging directions for the recently released film. Read full book review >
Pearl of the Seas by Ruth Finnegan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 17, 2016

"Rollicking and wise, this sailing story mixes prose, poetry, and song, offering a special lyrical gift."
A tale for young readers draws on the enchantments of sea travel. Read full book review >
The Pendant Saga by J.A. Knighted
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 16, 2016

"A complex but promising start to a colorful time-bending adventure."
The Pemberton siblings fall into a portal on their grandfather's property, leading to adventures involving pirates and a mystical world in this first installment of a debut children's fantasy series. Read full book review >

INTO THE LION'S DEN  by Linda Fairstein
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"This likable gumshoe follows the trail from the library lions on 42nd Street to Brooklyn Public Library's Central Building, and readers will be happy to go right along with her. (Mystery. 9-12)"
Someone is stealing rare maps from the New York Public Library, and a preteen detective is on the case. Read full book review >
THE CAT FROM HUNGER MOUNTAIN by Ed Young
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Young is at the height of his powers in this fable that offers a feast for the eyes, mind, and soul. A visual masterpiece. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A wealthy lord has everything, yet it's never enough until deprivation teaches him life's true riches. Read full book review >
GOOD MORNING, CITY by Pat Kiernan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A fine addition to the waking-up shelf. (Picture book. 2-6)"
What happens in the morning when children are asleep? Read full book review >
HOW TO FIND A FOX by Nilah Magruder
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Readers will want to put these instructions to use right away. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A determined child attempts to find an elusive fox and learns that perseverance is rewarded. Read full book review >
I DON'T WANT A RABBIT by Ingrid Prins
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Wanting. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A white child struggles to move on from the death of his pet rabbit in this Dutch import. Read full book review >
THE PRINCESS AND THE FROGS by Veronica Bartles
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A refreshing princess book that puts kissing in its place and rejoices in childhood idylls. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Sometimes a prince is not what a princess needs. Read full book review >
MAC & CHEESE by Jaimes Proimos
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Needs more flavor. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Although their names suggest that they're an obvious pair, Mac and Cheese are an odd couple through and through. 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 >