Lucy Lick-Me-Not and the Greedy Gubbins by Claudine Carmel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 2, 2015

"A wild tale helmed by a charmingly clever kid."
Child heroine Lucy Lick-Me-Not is back, and this time, she's taking on the seasons and the lack of a white Christmas. Read full book review >
I CAN ROAR! by Frank Asch
by Frank Asch, illustrated by Frank Asch
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"Great for adults and children to share, taking turns playing the parts of various animals. For more fun, have a mirror handy so kids can be delighted by their own transformations. (Board book. 2-4)"
Children can pretend to be many different animals by putting their faces up to the large die-cut hole at the center of this interactive board-book offering. Read full book review >

ALABASTER SHADOWS by Matt Gardner
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 9, 2015

"Creepily imagined and entertaining. (Graphic horror. 7-12)"
A brother and sister learn their idyllic new neighborhood holds some nightmarish secrets. Read full book review >
THE ENCHANTED EGG by Kallie George
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Graduates of sparkly chapter-book series will be right at home and looking for the next installment posthaste. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Clover must take care of the Magical Animal Adoption Agency when Mr. Jams leaves her alone again.Read full book review >
THE LAST BOGLER by Catherine Jinks
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Better in its parts than its whole—but even second-drawer Jinks tops the general run. (map, glossary of slang) (Historical fantasy. 10-13)"
Weary "Go-Devil Man" Alfred Bunce and his uncertain apprentice, Ned, face a seemingly overwhelming plague of child-eating bogles in this busy trilogy closer. Read full book review >

CHERRY BLOSSOM BASEBALL by Jennifer Maruno
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"A gentle story about seeking a place while taking your best shot. (author's note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
During World War II, Michiko experiences racial prejudice and the challenges of being a pitcher on a boys' team in this third novel from the Cherry Blossom series. Read full book review >
THE GARDEN OF MONSIEUR MONET by Giancarlo Ascari
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A handsome, appealing, informative look at an artist who continues to fascinate. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
This import is a refreshing graphic-novel-inflected collaboration by two living artists about a third. Read full book review >
THE OTHER RABBIT by Maranke Rinck
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"An idyllic picture, with a subtle bit of subtext for discussion if desired. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In search of his missing companion, a rabbit has to travel a long way and even face a dragon. Read full book review >
CITY OF THIRST by Carrie Ryan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A fiery climax and a hard choice set Marrill on course for further adventures on the Pirate Stream. Avast! (Fantasy. 10-13)"
On a second voyage upon the ocean of chaos that spans time and space, Marigold "Marrill" Aesterwest faces evil wizards and a mad king—not to mention friendly, giant bugs and snails, a sideways island, and a worlds-destroying Iron Tide. Read full book review >
WARREN THE 13TH AND THE ALL-SEEING EYE by Tania del Rio
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"Just the ticket for fans of Unfortunate Events in dim corridors and murky subterranean chambers. (Light horror. 11-13)"
As sole remaining worker for the once-grand hotel he eventually stands to inherit, 12-year-old orphan Warren toils to keep up with the destruction his (supposed) aunt Annaconda is wreaking in her search for a legendary All-Seeing Eye that might restore her waning witchly powers. Read full book review >
THE CHEER-UP BIRD by Edward van de Vendel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A chirpy pick-me-up tailor-made for sharing with one or many glum young listeners. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bored or grumpy animals from Down Under get a lift from the Cheer-up Bird in this Dutch import. Now, who will cheer up the weary bird? 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 >
Kirkus Interview
Libba Bray
author of LAIR OF DREAMS
August 25, 2015

In Lair of Dreams, the second installment of Libba Bray’s bestselling young adult Diviners series, after a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O'Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. Now that the world knows of her ability to "read" objects, and therefore, read the past, she has become a media darling, earning the title "America's Sweetheart Seer." But not everyone is so accepting of the Diviners' abilities....Meanwhile, mysterious deaths have been turning up in the city, victims of an unknown sleeping sickness. Can the Diviners descend into the dreamworld and catch a killer? “Weaving together a chilling mystery with a truly elusive solution, several poignant love stories, agonizing injustice, terrifyingly monstrous dreams, and even a cameo by legendary psychiatrist Carl Jung, this installment wraps enough up to satisfy but clearly sets the stage for more,” our reviewer writes in a rare starred review. “How will readers stand the wait?” View video >