AGATHA by Anna Pignataro
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Though it's certainly well-meaning, it lacks the wit that brings such schoolroom dramas as Kevin Henkes' and Peter McCarty's alive. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Even in a world populated by anthropomorphic animals of all sorts, Agatha stands out. Read full book review >
DEAD POSSUMS ARE FAIR GAME by Taryn Souders
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Diverting and frequently funny. (Fiction. 8-11)"
A opossum in rigor mortis "catches" a dodgeball and inspires a fifth-grade math project. Read full book review >

MY DIARY FROM THE EDGE OF THE WORLD by Jodi Lynn Anderson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"An endearing narrator, a beguiling world that accommodates both mermaids and Pixy Stix, and a genuinely moving family story propel this adventure for readers who don't look too hard at the details. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
In her diary, Gracie Lockwood records her family's flight for the fabled Extraordinary World, where magic doesn't exist. Read full book review >
THE BOY WHO BECAME BUFFALO BILL by Andrea Warren
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A well-researched, engagingly written, though incomplete portrait of a fascinating, complex figure. (notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
Warren explores how the man who became the most famous entertainer of his time and a legend of the "Wild West" grew up amid a violent regional conflict that would soon tear apart the nation. Read full book review >
IS MOMMY? by Victoria Chang
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A funny and deceptively simple meditation on unconditional filial love. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A passel of tots discuss their moms' positive and negative aspects with uncontained glee. Read full book review >

BEAR & HARE by Emily Gravett
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A mischievous addition to the winter bookshelf. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Two friends have vastly different experiences in the snow. Read full book review >
BATTLE OF THE BOTS by C.J. Richards
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A reliable-enough helping for Robots Rule readers. (Science fiction. 8-11)"
Since George Gearing uncovered Dr. Micron's sinister plan to turn robots into killers and control the minds of the unsuspecting citizens of Terabyte Heights (Lots of Bots, 2015), an "anti-robot movement" has taken over the town.Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Welcome permission to shake things up, with an important acknowledgment of the art form at the core of modern storytimes. (FAQ, sample storytime questions, glossary, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. Adult)"
An in-depth exploration of the author's Whole Book Approach: a way to slow storytime down and consider children's responses to art, design, and other visual elements. Read full book review >
CLOUD COUNTRY by Noah Klocek
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A crackerjack salute to the creations of the mind. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Who makes those clouds in the sky, anyway? Writer Becker and Pixar art director and story conceptualist Klocek are pretty sure it's a bunch of kids. Read full book review >
THE WHEELS ON THE TUK TUK by Kabir Sehgal
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"On the whole, the sheer liveliness of spirit behind the book's playful words and color-drenched illustrations carries the day. (Picture book. 4-8)"
While some poetic license has been taken with wording ("auto" is more widely used in India to refer to the titular vehicle than "tuk tuk"), Sehgal and Sehgal deliver a catchy, if at times stereotype-embracing, Indian version of the beloved classic children's song "Wheels on the Bus." Read full book review >
MURPHY IN THE CITY by Alice Provensen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"For children who love their dogs, hate long car rides, and fear the new and different (until they try it), much will be comforting in this unassuming, appealing tale. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The multicolored paw prints that cover the endpapers signal the return of Murphy-Stop-That, a small, loud terrier who lives on a farm (A Day in the Life of Murphy, 2003). Read full book review >
HOW MIRKA CAUGHT A FISH by Barry Deutsch
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"This consistently clever and thoughtful series hasn't lost a particle of momentum. (Graphic fantasy. 8-13)"
After previously battling a troll and then a meteorite, fearless, stubborn Mirka returns for a third outing, this time to save her family from a vengeful magical fish. 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 >