Juicy Jack Adventures: The Great Chinchilla Chase by Leigh Carrasco
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN

"Young readers will enjoy Jack's adventures while learning about the value of loyalty and a little about Peruvian culture."
A reluctant hero makes guinea pigs cool in this illustrated chapter-book sequel set in Peru. Read full book review >
Vengeance of Time by N. L. McEvoy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 15, 2016

"A pair embarks on a quest for a cure in this inventive and entertaining story that young fantasy readers should eagerly devour."
To save their cousin's life, two siblings decide to return to the lair of a villainous great-aunt in this middle-grade sequel. Read full book review >

Infinity by Jus Accardo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A fun YA sci-fi story with a compelling cast of characters."
A rebellious teenager discovers a family secret that involves hopping between dimensions and confronts a dangerous killer in Accardo's (Embraced, 2015, etc.) latest novel, the first in a series.Read full book review >
Bennett Prince of Ziemia by David Kucera
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 14, 2016

"A tale about a perilous rescue operation that delivers a sweet, all-ages romp, leaving room for further escapades."
In this debut middle-grade fantasy, a teen prince and his beautiful young companion sneak off on an adventure to save a nearby village. Read full book review >
POTATOES AT TURTLE ROCK by Susan Schnur
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Though atypical, this will inspire family togetherness for the holiday. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Annie and her family, introduced in Tashlich at Turtle Rock (2010), celebrate Hanukkah with an outdoor nighttime journey through the snowy woods around their small farm. Read full book review >

A HANUKKAH WITH MAZEL by Joel Edward Stein
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"An appropriately modest reminder of Hanukkah's promise and the importance of perseverance. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A poor artist, a lost and hungry cat, and a peddler are each blessed with good fortune during the week of Hanukkah. Read full book review >
YITZI AND THE GIANT MENORAH by Richard Ungar
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Not laugh-out-loud funny but a pleasant addition to Hanukkah collections. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
The good folk of Chelm ponder the perfect thank you for a Hanukkah gift. Read full book review >
LITTLE BABYMOUSE AND THE CHRISTMAS CUPCAKES by Jennifer L. Holm
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Little Babymouse will win new fans among younger readers, who will hope to see what dragons Babymouse fights next. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Babymouse moves from graphic fiction to the full-color picture-book world with a Christmas story about the popular character at an earlier age. Read full book review >
Lavender Hill Farm by Jennifer Pahl Otto
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 2, 2015

"An amusing and fantastical look at barnyard goings-on."
A menagerie finds whimsical fun in this illustrated children's book. Read full book review >
THE LONELY GIANT by Sophie Ambrose
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"Sweet and effective. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little yellow bird helps a menace mend his destructive ways. 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 >
Kirkus Interview
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
author of SEINFELDIA
August 22, 2016

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s new bestseller Seinfeldia is the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of two guys who went out for coffee and dreamed up Seinfeld —the cultural sensation that changed television and bled into the real world. Comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld never thought anyone would watch their silly little sitcom about a New York comedian sitting around talking to his friends. NBC executives didn’t think anyone would watch either, but they bought it anyway, hiding it away in the TV dead zone of summer. But against all odds, viewers began to watch, first a few and then many, until nine years later nearly 40 million Americans were tuning in weekly. In Seinfeldia, TV historian and entertainment writer Armstrong celebrates the creators and fans of this American television phenomenon, bringing readers behind-the-scenes of the show while it was on the air and into the world of devotees for whom it never stopped being relevant, a world where the Soup Nazi still spends his days saying “No soup for you!” “Armstrong’s intimate, breezy history is full of gossipy details, show trivia, and insights into how famous episodes came to be,” our reviewer writes. “Perfect for Seinfeldians and newcomers alike.” View video >