TO THE CAT-CAR! by Daphne Pendergrass
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"For fans of PJ Masks only. (Board book. 2-3)"
Catboy shows off the Cat-Car. Read full book review >
MEET THE HEROES . . . AND THE VILLAINS, TOO! by Style Guide
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A pedantic marketing tool. (Board book. 2-4)"
This board book based on Disney's PJ Masks series has only one purpose—to sell the TV show, app, toys, action figures, and even costumes based on the stereotypical characters. Read full book review >

Leftover Girl by C.C. Bolick
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2016

"A young heroine copes with bizarre dreams in a surprisingly fresh paranormal romance."
This debut YA novel, the first installment in a series, follows an adopted teenager who moves to Alabama. Read full book review >
RHINO RUMPUS by Victoria Allenby
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 2, 2016

"A rhino-miss. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The evening and bedtime routines of three rhinos involve lots of intervention from an exasperated mother. Read full book review >
PUG MAN'S 3 WISHES by Sebastian Meschenmoser
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Wonderfully grouchy, with a touch of wickedness and a soupçon of warmth and color. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Introducing Pug Man, a wrinkled sack of grump…when things aren't going his way. Read full book review >

WILF THE MIGHTY WORRIER BATTLES A PIRATE by Georgia Pritchett
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Wilf's determined efforts to confront and overcome his fears add a bit of subtext, but the series is already treading water in its second episode. (Farce. 9-11)"
Once again wimpy Wilf has to overcome some of his many phobias to save the planet from the "biddly boddly baddest most evil man in the whole wide worlderoony." Read full book review >
A SPY CALLED JAMES by Anne Rockwell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"With new historical narratives complicating the period for adults, this well-meant picture book comes off as timid rather than disruptive, leaving children with the usual incomplete story, albeit with an African-American protagonist. (further reading) (Informational picture book. 7-11)"
Built from an exhaustive search of a mostly unwritten history, Rockwell's account recasts the American Revolution from the experience of one of the courageous thousands who fought to gain independence from British rule—an independence that did not equate to freedom for the enslaved black population. Read full book review >
BIRDS VS. BLADES? by Rebecca E. Hirsch
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Practical, topical science in the field for middle-grade and middle school readers. (author's note, source notes, glossary, selected bibliography, further information, index) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
Scientists study seabirds to see how they might be affected by wind farms and to suggest appropriate placement for turbines to generate that nonpolluting, renewable energy. Read full book review >
ANIMALS BY THE NUMBERS by Steve Jenkins
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A special treat for all who love animal statistics. (bibliography, websites) (Informational picture book. 6-12)"
A visual compendium of facts and figures about the animal world. Read full book review >
SQUIRRELS LEAP, SQUIRRELS SLEEP by April Pulley Sayre
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Apt verse and appealing visuals provide young naturalists with a springboard for discussion and further discovery. (notes, bibliography of adult sources, website) (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
Sayre and Jenkins (Vulture View, 2007, etc.) collaborate again, here exploring the habits of squirrels. Read full book review >
THE FRIENDSHIP EXPERIMENT by Erin Teagan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Highly enjoyable for aspiring scientists, budding artists, and regular kids. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A middle schooler who wants more homework might sound unusual, but Maddie is not your average sixth-grader. Read full book review >
RHYMES WITH DOUG by Chad J. Thompson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A cache of better rhyming pattern books is available. (Picture book. 4-6)"
An anonymous gift of a rhyming parrot sets off a precarious adventure for a young boy. 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 >