WHAT LIGHT by Jay Asher
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Though apparently titled for the line from Romeo and Juliet, this second solo outing for the author of Thirteen Reasons Why is not a love story for the ages. (Fiction. 13-18)"
Love, hope, and forgiveness are under the tree this Christmas. Read full book review >
SHUTTER by Laurie Faria Stolarz
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Breezy but solid, with enough plot twists to keep readers guessing. (Mystery. 14-18)"
"Everyone has their story." Day just wants to know the one behind the mysterious boy at the convenience store—who's also wanted for murder. Read full book review >

MESSENGER by Carol Lynch Williams
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Another solid outing from Williams. (Paranormal fiction. 12-18)"
A girl who's recently moved to a small Florida town knows the women in her family gain control of supernatural Gifts on their 15th birthdays, but the nature of her own gift might not make Evie happy. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A quintessential thinking gal's love story. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A math whiz develops a formula to fix her high school experience. Read full book review >
USELESS BAY by M.J. Beaufrand
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Though a few plot twists strain credulity, at its best this is a taut, suspenseful page-turner in which severed body parts, human and canine, fantastic and real, figure prominently—call it magical realism, horror division. (Magical realism/thriller. 13-18)"
On Whidbey Island, Washington, the Gray teens—tall, blond, white quintuplets—and one smart bloodhound specialize in search and rescue (missing toddlers, lost pets); this time, their neighbor and friend Grant Shepherd, 10, has disappeared, and complications ensue. Read full book review >

CLOUDWISH by Fiona Wood
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Misguided. (Fiction. 13-17)"
A Vietnamese-Australian teen grapples with her family expectations. Read full book review >
SAVING RED by Sonya Sones
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A heart-tugging, romanticized, mutual-savior story about homelessness and mental illness. (Verse fiction. 12-15)"
A young teen copes with loss by helping an older, homeless teen. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 17, 2016

"Young girls especially will be inspired by this volume and the bright future for women's sports it portrays. (index, sources) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Debut author Rutherford looks at women's professional sports and the social forces behind them. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 12, 2016

"Delicious fun that's out of this world. (Graphic science fiction. 7-14)"
An Earth pâtissière is beamed up to an intergalactic cooking competition reminiscent of Iron Chef. Read full book review >
SUPER COOL TECH by DK Publishing
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Polished product for techno-browsers—current, if not likely to stay on the cutting edge for long. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A broad survey of high-tech wonders large and small, in an eye-catching format. Read full book review >
VIETNAM by Russell Freedman
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Solid history that doesn't shy away from difficult truths and important moral and political lessons. (timeline, source notes, glossary, bibliography, picture credits, index) (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
An overview of America's involvement in the Vietnam War. Read full book review >
POOP DETECTIVES by Ginger Wadsworth
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Cultural misstep aside, this is a great choice for dog and science lovers alike. (introduction, author's note, glossary, resources, sources, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
"Super sniffer" dogs scent scat on land and at sea for scientific research. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Maria Goodavage
October 24, 2016

Wherever the president goes, there will be dogs. They’ll be there no matter what the country or state. They’ll be there regardless of the political climate, the danger level, the weather, or the hour. Maria Goodavage’s new book Secret Service Dogs immerses readers in the heart of this elite world of canine teams who protect first families, popes, and presidential candidates: the selection of dogs and handlers, their year-round training, their missions around the world, and, most important, the bond—the glue that holds the teams together and can mean the difference between finding bombs and terrorists or letting them slip by. Secret Service Dogs celebrates the Secret Service’s most unforgettable canine heroes. It is a must-read for fans of Maria Goodavage, anyone who wants a rare inside view of the United States Secret Service, or just loves dogs. “Goodavage’s subjects and their companions are quirky and dedicated enough to engage readers wondering about those dogs on the White House lawn,” our reviewer writes. View video >