THE NOISY FOXES by Amy Husband
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Familiar ground, with an effulgent new look. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Three urban-dwelling foxes head to the countryside in search of a little quiet. Read full book review >
I'M WITH THE BAND by Jen Calonita
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"This tale of ultimate wish fulfillment is a must-read for starry-eyed fans of boy bands. (Fiction. 7-12)"
A preteen girl obsessed with a boy band learns that her biggest dream is coming true—she's joining the band on their tour! Read full book review >

No Such Thing as Free Goldfish by Joan Wittler
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Readers new to this series will be eager to pick up Grace's previous titles while looking forward to future adventures."
A 12-year-old girl learns that having a pet isn't just fun—it can be hard work! Read full book review >
Clean by Mia Kerick
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"A compassionate look at the harrowing problem of addiction, anchored by strong characters and a message of hope."
Two high school seniors grapple with family and school pressures and try to break free of drugs and alcohol in Kerick's (Come to my Window, 2015, etc.) YA novel. Read full book review >
Nexis by A.L. Davroe
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"An imaginative and clever, if imperfect, tale that leaves a lot of room for Davroe to explore in future installments."
Davroe offers a YA sci-fi fantasy about a future society in the first of her Trickster series. Read full book review >

HELLO ANIMALS, WHAT MAKES YOU SPECIAL? by Loes Botman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Exquisite illustrations elevate this simple concept book appropriate for older babies and toddlers. (Board book. 1-3)"
A brief introduction to animals and their particular characteristics. Read full book review >
Tarnished by Kate Jarvik Birch
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Rousing and romantic; a fast-paced dystopian sequel with a distinctive heroine."
In this thriller, a genetically modified girl known as a pet realizes that she and others like her won't truly be free until they topple the company that created them. Read full book review >
WHAT WAS IT LIKE, MR. EMPEROR? by Chiu Kwong-chiu
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"As better pictures are available and the humor is too heavy-handed to add style points, that dismissal can serve for this whole sloppy effort. (website) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
An irreverent introduction to China's long line of emperors, with sidelong glances at life in the outsized but cloistered imperial palace. Read full book review >
WADDLE! WADDLE! by James Proimos
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 29, 2015

"Friendship on the ice: fraught with danger but funny and fulfilling in the end. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's a face-off on the ice for a trio of performing penguins and a large, hungry, white seal. Read full book review >
YOUR HAND IN MY HAND by Mark Sperring
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 29, 2015

"Great either for a bedtime story or to celebrate a newborn; no one can refute the book's final words: 'with your hand in my hand, / we'll never feel lost.' (Picture book. 3-5)"
A caregiver adult mouse and its child mouse enjoy love and support along the path of life. Read full book review >
Fairalon by T.J. Roberts
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 27, 2015

"An often satisfying novel for young readers that hits most of the right notes."
An effervescent middle-grade fantasy story about accepting oneself and others. Read full book review >
LEGENDARY ROUTES OF THE WORLD by Alexandre Verhille
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 25, 2015

"Unlikely to prod children out of their armchairs to undertake their own voyages of discovery, but the lighthearted suggestion that it's the journey, not the destination, that matters most won't go amiss. (Informational pop-up. 8-10)"
A pop-up commemoration of five historic journeys for would-be travelers to attempt—both on the Earth and beyond it. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >