THE DOG, RAY by Linda Coggin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A powerful story brought to heart-beating life by its cogent craftsmanship. (Fantasy. 9-14)"
A 12-year-old girl dies and comes back to life as a dog while still remembering her previous life. Read full book review >
 THE TRAITOR OF BELLTROLL by Lindsay Cummings
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Though it lacks depth, the book will connect with its audience. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Albert, Leroy, Birdie, and newcomer Holt make up Team Hydra, a young group of Balance Keepers that have been called upon to save the planet from destruction. Read full book review >

THE PRINCESS IN BLACK TAKES A VACATION by Shannon Hale
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"As always, hilarious; perhaps the strongest Princess in Black outing since the first. (Fantasy. 5-8)"
As the title suggests, the Princess in Black attempts to take a much-needed vacation. Read full book review >
THE BATTLE FOR URTH by Lee  Bacon
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A humorous diversion. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The real world collides with a magical one, accessible through a hidden door in a cheesy fantasy-themed restaurant. Read full book review >
ABRAKAPOW by Isaiah Campbell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"All the excitement, surprises, and tricks of a magic show. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
An aspiring young magician relocates to a camp for German prisoners of war in Abilene, Texas, in 1944 and inadvertently becomes part of a prisoner escape. Read full book review >

HOW DO YOU SAY? / ¿CÓMO SE DICE?  by Angela Dominguez
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"This charming story is as light as air yet carries heft. (Picture book. 2-4)"
As a Spanish-speaking giraffe and an English-speaking giraffe meet, they discover friendship has no language barriers. Read full book review >
5 LITTLE DUCKS by Denise Fleming
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Packed with personality and charm, these five ducklings will waddle their ways into the hearts of readers and listeners. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A traditional rhyme serves as the basis for an adaptation with an expanded worldview. Read full book review >
WONDERFUL WINTER by Bruce Goldstone
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Readers will be doing a snow dance and waiting for winter all the more. (Nonfiction. 5-10)"
Goldstone follows up his Awesome Autumn (2012) with a salute to all things winter. Read full book review >
WILLIAM HEADS TO HOLLYWOOD by Helen Hancocks
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"The cat's out of the bag, and it's no mystery that plenty of readers will enjoy this book. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A dapper dandy of the feline variety solves a crime in the land of the stars. Read full book review >
DINOSAURS DON'T HAVE BEDTIMES! by Timothy Knapman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"No, dinos don't have to do the same things that little boys do, including have any manners. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little boy intent on his dinosaur persona insists that dinosaurs don't do the things his mother wants him to do. Read full book review >
VERY LITTLE SLEEPING BEAUTY by Teresa Heapy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Very Little Red Riding Hood (2014) was a miss, Very Little Cinderella (2015) was a score. This spin on 'Sleeping Beauty' makes it a pattern: miss. (Picture book/fairy tale. 3-6)"
Heapy and Heap bring readers the third Very Little tale. Read full book review >
GARY by Leila Rudge
Kirkus Star
by Leila Rudge, illustrated by Leila Rudge
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"This convivial and gentle story about differences is a needed addition to collections about challenging the norm or upending physical expectations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A racing pigeon who can't fly dreams of travel but ultimately finds—and shares—his own way to adventure. 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 >