WHEN THEY FADE by Jeyn Roberts
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A satisfying read that tackles heavy issues and is never weighed down by them. (Paranormal suspense. 14-18)"
Canadian author Roberts delivers a modern ghost story. Read full book review >
THE BOY WHO KILLED GRANT PARKER by Kat Spears
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A big disappointment for fans of Spears' other work; for a stellar exploration of the rural South, read Jeff Zentner's The Serpent King (2016) instead. (Fiction. 14-18)"
One teen replaces another at the top of a small-town social pyramid. Read full book review >

TRAILBLAZERS by Rachel Swaby
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"An interesting, engaging collection of snapshot profiles that will encourage readers to explore further and perhaps pursue their own scientific curiosities. (source notes, bibliography) (Collective biography. 10-14)"
With STEM now the hot trend in education and concerted efforts to encourage girls to explore scientific fields, this collective biography is most timely. Read full book review >
FREEDOM'S JUST ANOTHER WORD by Caroline Stellings
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Time spent with this strong, savvy female protagonist is time well spent, so long as readers focus on that journey. (Historical fiction. 14-18)"
Sometimes the journey is just as important as the destination. Read full book review >
ANOTHER ME by Eva Wiseman
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Readers will need the Kleenex for this one. (author's note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
The bubonic plague brings added misery and death to European Jews. Read full book review >

THE BOMBS THAT BROUGHT US TOGETHER by Brian Conaghan
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Charlie's cleareyed account delivers a powerful anti-war statement without a hint of pedantry.(Fiction. 10-14)"
All things considered, Charlie had been having a pretty good summer. Read full book review >
OVERDRIVE by Dawn Ius
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A thrilling joy ride for car lovers. (Thriller. 14-17)"
The thrill of boosting muscle cars in Las Vegas nearly exceeds Julia's main objective of getting herself and her younger sister, Emma, out of foster care. Read full book review >
THE MIGHTY ODDS by Amy Ignatow
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Hilarious and revealing, this series opener is a must-have. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Ignatow turns on its head the classic middle school good kids-vs.-the populars/bullies trope. Read full book review >
DARK HORSES by Cecily von Ziegesar
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A soap-operatic blend of Romeo and Juliet and My Friend Flicka. Yikes. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A troubled teen finds her temporary soul mate in a troubled horse. Read full book review >
GIRL ON A PLANE by Miriam Moss
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Nonetheless, a quality nail-biter, if other sources are available to help with the history. (Historical fiction. 12-14)"
This thinly fictionalized tale recounts a hijacking the author survived in 1970. Read full book review >
CHILDREN OF EXILE by Margaret Peterson Haddix
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"This conversation-starting first in a series is a penetrating science-fiction thriller that adroitly explores the issue of prejudice. (Science fiction. 11-14)"
Rosi's life falls from idyllic to devastating when she and her friends are returned to their biological parents. Read full book review >
THE FORGETTING by Sharon Cameron
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A well-crafted fable for our time: as we focus on filling the plate in front of us, we risk forgetting where it came from, what it cost, and what that means. (Science fiction.12-16)"
Every 12 years, the people of Canaan lose their memories and must reconstitute identity and relationships from books recording their personal histories—but with her memory secretly intact, Nadia dreads the chaos and violence the imminent Forgetting will bring. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Melissa Sweet
author of SOME WRITER!
September 26, 2016

“SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, two-time Caldecott Honor winner and 2014 Kirkus Prize finalist Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White's granddaughter. “Like Charlotte, Sweet spins a terrific story,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A masterful biography that will enchant young readers.” View video >